Probst decides to put an end to The Phillip Show and asks if Zapato has a guess about who is going home tonight. David cheekily says he thinks it will be one of the five Zapatos. Julie giggles. Phillip nods solemnly. Probst sends everyone off to vote. Steve vote for Phillip, calling him "one odd duck." Phillip's feather hits the voting hut doorway but we don't see how he, or anyone else in his alliance, vote. Because it's pretty freaking obvious that they're going for Mike. I mean, it's not even a question. Probst returns with the urn, no one plays an idol, and Rob smiles smugly. Probst reads off four votes for Phillip and one vote for "Philite," which doesn't even make sense as a misspelling of his name, Ralph, as Phillip smiles and looks arrogantly unconcerned. Sure enough, the next six votes are for Mike. Yawn. Probst sends him to Redemption Island and tells Zapato that they have to "keep digging," because, again, Probst loves to say "digging" this season. Clearly the editors couldn't dig up an hour of interesting footage for Mike's boot episode, so they had to put two episodes in one.
Murlonio return to camp, and Rob makes sure to suck up to Phillip and congratulate him on his Tribal Council performance. "You were a soldier out there tonight," he says, then hugs Phillip and whispers in his ear that he is not at the bottom of this alliance, but at the top. "I know that," Phillip grins. But is Rob talking out of his ass? Not so much, as he interviews that Phillip is loyal and seemingly can't be turned by arguments from the other tribe that he's at the bottom of his alliance. Rob says he will "reward" Phillip for his obedience and loyalty. Rob is getting way too confident here. I'm looking forward to his inevitable downfall. He says Phillip is probably playing up a lot of his craziness, but "he is a little crazy." And that makes him someone Rob wants to bring to the end.
The next morning, it's raining, but Phillip gets up to prepare rice or coffee for his tribemates and serve it to them in bed. He interviews that he knows everyone else thinks he's crazy and naïve, just like he knows that this is a game and everyone thinks he can win it against someone like Phillip. He says he knows Rob well enough by now to know that he is an especially attractive Final Three player to him. Sometimes Phillip seems to be insightful and smart and putting this all on as an act, but other times he's just as crazy and naïve as everyone thinks he is. Therefore, I have no idea what he's about anymore. I only know that he's not a Federal Agent. He's still promising us that he's going to make a move, but says now is not the time for one.