Then suddenly we're back on John's campaign to get rid of The Moppet. He tells us that The Moppet, Rob, Vecepia, and Sean could cause problems for him. As he walks away from the camera, I'm not sure if he has a huge birthmark on his back, or some weird and blobby brown tattoo. If it is a tattoo, he should get a refund. John tells us he needed to secure one more vote in case The Moppet wises up to his plan. We next see him approach Sean; John says he promised earlier always to be straight up with the others; he ascribes this to a "gut feeling that" he has. I knew the gut would come into play sooner or later. John wants Sean to know that the plan is to vote The Moppet off if they lose, and that no matter what, Sean is not going home. Sean nods, but then John gets too empowered and says, "But you have to be tight. You have to keep your mouth quiet." I'm not betting Sean responds well to threats. In any case, John says they need Sean's strength which, he tells Sean, "puts your ass way up there." He explains that his plan is to get everyone to the merge and then "we all just, like, duke ["or quite possibly queen" -- Joanna] it out."
Now Sean and Rob sit side by side. Sean has his navy socks pulled up to his knees. In a voice-over, he tells us that "the consensus" is to get rid of The Moppet. He thinks it was a surprising mistake for John to share that information, and says that if the others plan to vote for Gabe, "they needed to just do it," and continue to let him think he'd be next. He points out that the original members of Rotu are turning on one of their own, and that it doesn't negate the bond Sean has with his former Maraamu teammates. He thinks the former members of Maraamu now have the upper hand, and concludes, "All I'm sayin' is, stay tuned." Rob points out that they have a shot to go into Tribal Council evenly divided if they can align with The Moppet.
This conversation is interrupted by the boat's approach. Suddenly, we're on deck with Peachy, who is wearing a Survivor baseball cap like the dork that he is. He introduces us to the French boat and the French captain and tells us, "If you were marooned on an island, the one thing you'd wanna see passing by is a ship like this one." I'd think any kind of ship would suffice, but Peachy seems stuck on the French one. He re-explains the challenge, and says that the "expert opinion" of the ship's captain will determine which signal is more effective.