Peachy asks Deena whether, now that they're in the jury phase of the game, she's noticed any "palpable change" among the group. She responds that "the game is on," and that people are jockeying for positions in a struggle to see who has the power. She insists that the game has absolutely changed and people are now on edge. It's no longer about survival in the Amazon, but about survival in the game of Survivor.
Alex can't help feeling slightly paranoid at this point. He's been asking himself whether ethics play a role in the game, and if he should stab someone else in the back. He concludes that "it's a balancing act, for sure." I've recently noticed that his speech and mannerisms are uncannily like Shawna's. If we hadn't seen them in one place together, I'd be waging a "Michael and Janet Jackson are really the same person" campaign against them.
Peachy turns to Matt, asking if it's important for him to have the night's immunity. Matthew responds that immunity is "a nice thing to have," but based on what he knows about the tribe (which we all know is pretty much nothing), he claims it isn't essential. Deena looks simultaneously confused and amused as, despite his confidence, Matthew is unwilling to exchange the necklace.
Alex jumps in to say he'd love the necklace, because he wants to finish and win the game. He doesn't enter competitions to just give up and go, "Yeah, it's cool. I'm done now." It's not why he competes, but he knows if his name comes up, he's had no control over it.
Deena announces that she feels good about the way she played the game, adding that if her name comes up, "it would have come down to a bug." At first I think she means a "bug" as in a quirk in the system, but she means a literal bug, which she claims was "spawned out of the pit of hell." She says the insect is ultimately what separated her and Matt is "swallowing one giant, ugly grub." She seems very defensive here, so I think she might have been tipped to the vote.
Christy smiles as she votes. As we learned during the bug-eating, Christy smiles as she does nearly everything. She holds up Alex's name because he's a "serious threat."