The ladies walk, arm-in-arm, to the treemail, where they're sure they'll find a basket full of food congratulating them for being the Final Three. And that's why it's kind of funny when they find not food, but a note informing them that there will be one more immunity challenge and a Final Two. But first they have to go to Exile Island and look at previous contestants' torches. The three are seriously bummed about the Final Two, as well they should be. Parvati doesn't seem quite as bummed as the other two, though, because she probably knows that whoever wins the immunity challenge will be taking her to the Final Two. Cirie and Parvati walk off, dejected, but Amanda stays to fold her arms and be the saddest. Amanda sobs to us that she can't take this game anymore and it doesn't seem to ever end. And now she's so close to the two remaining ladies that she can't bear to see one of them go. "This just sucks completely!" she says.
Part of me kind of enjoys watching the three ladies feel "sick" and sad about this blindside, because I'm sure they're getting a taste of what they fed so many others. On the other hand, I don't think it's at all fair of the game to make them all think and strategize for a Final Three and then surprise them with a Final Two, especially since I'm betting that they made this decision during the game and not before it, if only because I can't imagine them purposely choosing to have an even number of people on the jury. I mean, what's the point of even making a strategy in this game if the producers are just going to change it on you like this? And doesn't this set a precedent of producer interference in the game that can now be extended to changing challenges to favor the people they want to win them? It's bad enough that Probst basically orders people to vote off the weak players in every tribal council. Cirie tells us that it was "almost poetic" that they, who blinded-sided so many players out of the game, would be blind-sided themselves with a Final Two. "I guess, you know, what goes around, comes around," she says. She's taking this better than anyone else, considering the fact that she's got to know that she's the most likely candidate to be voted out tonight. Parvati and Amanda sob and try to refocus on the game. Parvati admits that she feels "taken down a peg" and "humbled." She's hoping the torch walk will give her perspective. I think it's going to give me a nap.