Probst says to Parvati that it seems like only a fool would say anything with confidence at tribal council nowadays, and if you don't believe that, look at most of the jury. Parvati agrees with Probst even though last week she was so foolishly confident that she didn't even bother to look for the immunity idol. She continues that this is probably the most strategic and complicated game in the history of the show. Hope you don't get a bruise from patting yourself on the back too hard, Parv!
Probst asks Amanda if they've talked about what happens when they get down to three, or if they're just assuming there'll be a Final Three. Everyone's faces change, because they were totally assuming there would be a Final Three since that's how this game has been played for several seasons now and also if there was a Final Two then there'd be eight people on the jury, which could lead to a tie. So clearly, that would be crazy. Amanda says no one is expecting a Final Two, and it'd really throw them. Probst asks Cirie how the game would change if she knew there'd be a Final Two. Um, it'd change the game a lot, Probst, since everyone's strategy has been for a Final Three. And while it's awesome when the players blindside each other, I have a big problem with the producers blindsiding the contestants like this, especially since I'm pretty sure a Final Two was not planned from the beginning. Cirie says the thought of a Final Two is "nerve-wracking" to her, since it would mean that yet again she's at the bottom of her alliance. Amanda asks Cirie when she ever thought she was on the bottom in the first place. Cirie says when they had an alliance of five and four of them were paired off with each other it was pretty obvious to her that she was on the bottom, especially when Ozzy apparently said that he wanted them to be in the Final Four. Amanda doesn't deny this, but asks Cirie when, since the merge, she's felt like she's been at the bottom of the alliance. "Always," Cirie says without hesitation. The jury smiles at the sight of these self-proclaimed strong, bonded women bickering. Natalie, too, is enjoying the moment. Probst points this out, like, way to blow up Natalie's spot, Probst. Natalie says she sees this as an opportunity and she's happy to let the ladies duke it out. Probst asks Amanda if she wants to give her necklace away, and she says absolutely not and everyone smiles and looks over at poor Erik. With that, it's time to vote. We don't see anyone's vote.