And so the Villains arrive at Tribal Council, where they are met by the corpse of Martin Luther King, Jr., who spun in his grave at such a speed that he drilled through the center of the Earth and all the way to Samoa. Probst recites his stupid torch speech and begins with a question for Sandra, asking her if "past relationships" with fellow contestants, be they on the same tribe or the opposing tribe, are a factor in this game. Sandra says they take many things into consideration when deciding who to vote out, like who has won the game before (cut to Parvati, even though Sandra herself has won just as many times as Parvati has), who is on the show for a third time (cut to Jerri, as if she's the only one when it's really like half the freaking cast), and yes, who has played with other contestants before. Didn't Sandra play this game with Rupert before? But she calls out Parvati as the example, reminding everyone that Parvati has three friends on the opposing tribe while Randy nods eagerly. Oh, and there is Douche, simply resplendent in his now-traditional Tribal Council feather. Parvati says that she wants to stay true to her Villains tribe and will not switch over to her friends come the merge, but she knows that all she can do is promise that and everyone in this game knows how little words mean. Probst asks Li'l Russell for his opinion on the matter, just in case he didn't get enough camera time this week. Li'l Russell says that knowing people on the other tribe can be a "huge advantage." So can being the only castmate whose episodes hadn't aired before this season started filming, thus allowing you to use the same exact strategy you did on your previous season with your tribemates none the wiser. Probst asks Jerri if tonight's vote should be about challenge performance rather than potential allies in the merge. Jerri says that keeping the tribe strong for challenges is important, though maybe not more than the fact that Parvati has friends on the other tribe.
Episode Report CardSara M: B- | 1228 USERS: B-
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