Snake finishes off lizard. Thus endeth the lesson.
Tribal council time. The tribe descends on the fire pit, prepared to face Jeff. The first thing on the agenda this week is bring in Ryan-O, the first member of the jury. The Eagle-Eyed Forum Posters almost uniformly thought Ryan-O looked kind of rough; I don't know, he looks okay to me. Jeff talks to the tribe about the fact that they've been out there for twenty-seven days. "Is there anyone on this tribe you couldn't survive without?" Sandra points to Rupert, of course, and explains again how they all would have died, and nobody else would have been able to get food, and it's as ridiculous a theory as it's been from the beginning. I'll give Rupert this -- he did convince at least Sandra that he was critical to her survival, which is just absurd. If he weren't there, they would have done something else. They might have had less fish, but they would have done something else. Someone else would have mastered the spear. Someone else would have learned to do better without fish. They would have lived. Sandra also manages, in this talk, to insult Burton for only bringing a stingray instead of regular fish. A stingray that, as I recall, everyone agreed was really tasty, so I don't know what's chewing on her ankles and making her all bitchfaced. "We'd be assed out if it wasn't for Rupert," she says, and I am officially tired as all hell of her. It's a shame, because I loved her at first, but she has gotten arrogant, bitchy, and incredibly judgmental as things have progressed, and now I don't like her one bit.
Jeff asks Lill how important Rupert's fishing is, and Lill -- to her credit -- points out that it's very important, but that they do have another fish-catcher, after all. Jeff asks Burton whether there's a competition between himself and Rupert to be the "alpha male" (ugh) of the tribe. Burton insists that there is no such competition, and says that Rupert has certainly caught more fish than he has. This makes Rupert give the Animal-smile yet again. Burton, however, points out that "if one of us was struck by lightning, the tribe would get by." Thank you. Sheesh.
Jeff asks Sandra whether there are any free-riders on the tribe, in terms of work. Sandra proceeds to tear into Jon -- in a speech she actually starts with "let it be known," of all things -- complaining that he sleeps in and doesn't do work. I can believe the sleeping in part, but considering the way he acted toward Shawn, and considering the way Sandra talked about it at the time, I think the rest of her argument is basically bull. Jeff asks Jon to respond. "That's fine," he says. "She gives me a headache." Sandra goes into this head-waggling, weird-ass routine as Jon mutters, "It's all about her." She's nodding and trying to act all cool, but she has nothing clever to say. Because in the end, she's not clever, any more than he is.