The argument continues in the background as Lex Loser tells us in a confessional that a situation has "arisen" in which he and Tom do not see eye to eye. He says that Tom "had the impression" that Lex Loser wasn't working for or with him, but against him. Tom then points out that all he had to do was vote for Lex Loser one time, and Lex Loser would have been voted off. Lex Loser knows this. Tom repeats that he could have voted Lex Loser off anytime he wanted by just going like this: "L-E-X." Here, he spells out the letters in the air, probably to make sure he gets the spelling right. Lex Loser says he could have done the same thing, and Tom agrees, but I don't see how that's true. Lex Loser wants to go back to camp "square" with Tom, and he doesn't want Tom thinking the only reason Lex Loser is still in the game is "by [Tom's] good graces." He then completely spazzes out and yells, "I'm not here because anybody carried me along! No one carried me here! You're responsible because you're here! I'm responsible 'cause I'm here! It's not because Big Tom did Lex [Loser] a favor that I'm here!" Clearly, he puts the "lex" in "complex." Tom punctuates Lex Loser's rant with "no!"s and adds that he hasn't saved Lex Loser. The two men agree that they have covered each others' asses throughout the game. Tom tells Lex Loser that they have three more days, and he's not going to "fall out" with the alliance during that short a period of time.
In a confessional, Tom says that the situation is "basically a case of paranoia and worry-ation." That is a real word, by the way. You'll find it in the English/Tomglish dictionary. He tells us that his alliance with Lex Loser and Ethan has not "quivered," but when Lex Loser asks Tom to shake on it, Tom says, "I don't have to!" Lex Loser is surprised, but Tom insists that with the forthcoming Tribal Council, he doesn't need to make another alliance because he doesn't want Lex Loser to feel obligated. In a confessional, Lex Loser tells us that he can't forget what Tom has done for him in the past, and that they can "thank each other equally" for getting so far in the game. He doesn't say, "We're both responsible because we're both here!" He concludes that he would not "feel right about cutting [Tom] off at the knees because on a couple of occasions he's fallen from grace." So "cutting him off at the knees" would feel right under different circumstances? A piece of wood falls from grace. We then see Tom cowpoking around in the background as Lex Loser tells Ethan about Tom's refusal to shake his hand; Ethan thinks something is "a gamble." Lex Loser then feels out Ethan to see if he's ready to dissolve the original pact. Ethan flatly says he isn't, so Lex Loser says he isn't, either, although clearly he was hoping for a different answer. But don't lose hope -- there's still knee-cutting ahead!