Shii Ann chooses to spend dinner complaining in her snotty way, to no one's surprise. Rob says that the people with the crappy meals probably weren't pleased about "the politics" of the situation: "But hey, what can you do about that? You win some, you lose some." Shii Ann watches everyone else eat, and endeavors to be as unpleasant as possible. Jenna interviews, simply and straightforwardly: "Shii Ann's an absolutely obnoxious person." I agree. Jenna explains that Shii Ann talked throughout the dinner about everyone else's food, and put on her big display of passive-aggressive BS about how she was just loving her rice so much and blah blah blah. "Shut up," Jenna interviews. "It's obnoxious."
We now see a hand bringing Rupert another beer. "Big Tom, I'm drinkin' this for you!" Rupert laughs, because as usual, he doesn't understand that he looks like a huge jerk. He chugs the entire beer as the tribe looks on. He belches and orders another. Alicia interviews that Rupert had eight or nine beers, and was "plastered." Indeed. It appears so. When you start picking up your dinner plate and licking it, that does tend to suggest that you may have been slightly overserved. The rest of the group laughs about putting their heads on the table and taking a little nap while Rupert keeps drinking. Amber explains that, of course, they wanted to stay at the restaurant as long as possible, so they encouraged him to keep going. Rob interviews that Rupert's behavior basically outed the four-person alliance they have, and kind of stuck it to everybody else, which suggests to Rob that Rupert trusts him at least somewhat.
The next morning, the tribe seems to have better weather, as the sigh of stringed instruments suggests as we watch birds flat across the sky. Rob is so happy that he's singing the tribe song, as he sometimes does. Of course, it's easy to sing with a belly full of burger and fries. The sun is out at last, and Rob is talking with great relief about kicking off Shii Ann so that they don't have to listen to her obnoxious ass anymore. Shii Ann, meanwhile, tells Rupert that she will be trying very hard to win immunity. In some kind of weird effort to play both sides, Rupert tells her that he's going to try for immunity, but that he won't "kill himself" because he doesn't think he's vulnerable. "I wouldn't mind seeing you win immunity," he says. Shii Ann tells Rupert that he ought to be looking to oust Rob. Rupert claims to have talked to Jenna about it already. Shii Ann smugly tells Rupert that "there are people here" who would switch if they thought there was a majority. Well, Shii Ann, if that's the case, why be cagey about it? Why not get on the stick and tell Rupert, "Look, if you and Jenna get together with me and Big Tom, we can kick off Boston Rob, and then Amber, and you will be much better situated in that case than in the one you're set up for right now"? Why is she being sneaky about not telling him what the strategic possibilities are? Is it just because she enjoys trying to sound like she knows more than she actually does? Because that's kind of my current suspicion.