As the tribe heads off for jury duty, let's hope that Elisabeth never expands her career from footwear to headwear, since she is wearing some kind of rasta-like contraption on her head made from what appears to be rags and towels. Not exactly flying under the radar. More like flying into a flock of birds that gets stuck on her head. In an interview, Mike peeks out from behind a tree and says that either Jeff or Rodger will go, and that Rodger "could be a liability in the challenges....and especially swimming challenges and climbing challenges, and it's not just Rodger, it would be anybody over fifty years old." You just gotta love ageism. And has he never heard of Rudy? And he's not that far from fifty himself, or else he's very poorly aged, which is even worse. Jeff pulls a Richard and says he's looking forward to voting someone off and that "people have got to go, and I look forward to walking up, writing somebody's name on a card, and talking about 'em."
The Outback Tribal Council looks like a child's diorama of Stonehedge. I have no idea why they can't embrace the natural beauty of an awe-inspiring place without cheesing it up. It works the same way as the first season's Tribal Council. Peachy explains that "fire does represent life....here," and it sounds like he's about to say "on the island" and catches himself. ["Heh -- I thought so, too." -- Wing Chun] Although as my friend Miriam pointed out, Australia is an island, so technically he'd be correct. Peachy starts the group counseling by calling on Debb. She doesn't seem to grasp the concept that book smarts don't count for much here, and insists, "I've tried everything those damn books said to do." Mike says the other tribe is "the enemy." I thought people over fifty were the enemy, Mike. Nick says he was sure they'd win at purely physical challenges, and I can't figure out what his basis for that is. Probably just having Alicia on their side. Peachy asks whether a leader has emerged, and Rodger throws a bone to Mike, who looks smug. Again.