Tribal Council Trill. After watching this show for thirteen weeks, I can finally ask: what's with all little huts? Do they mean anything? Are they just for decorative effect? And why do the huts have slatted windows? I kept thinking throughout the season that the huts would serve some strange purpose, but all season long they haven't, and now the game is over and there are the huts. But anyway. Kimj and Ethan smile as they arrive at the Council and sit down. The jury comes in; Big Tom is wearing his overalls without a shirt, but no one else looks particularly interesting. Teresa is still tacky. Peachy welcomes both the jury and the final players to the last Tribal Council. He points out that there are two "significant differences" from prior Tribal Councils: the S2 don't vote, and the jury will now voting for a winner, as opposed to against a loser. Peachy spares us the usual preaching and jumps right into the interesting stuff by inviting Ethan and Kimj, "State your case." He asks them to explain to the jury why they think they should win the money and the title.
Kimj takes a deep breath and says in her best Valley Woman voice, "I can't ask you guys, like, to vote for me." She thinks that being in Africa has given her an experience with people she's never had before -- even amongst her own family. It would be hard for her at this point to tell them something about herself that they haven't already decided for themselves. She can tell them, however, that as the oldest person in the tribe, she was made to feel young and important. Because it was all about how she felt. She says that each member of the jury helped her to be she best person and competitor possible, and that no matter the outcome, she's "leaving here, like, a winner. Big-time."
Ethan says that he set goals when he got to Africa -- obviously to stay as long as he could -- but also to return home with integrity, having proved that "good, honest people can get far in the game." He thinks that the game "consumes so much of everyone, and sometimes it clouds people's personalities." He also thinks that Survivor clouds people's behavior, and the way they treat each other. He says that staying true to his goals was important to him, and that he wants the jury to "look at the whole picture and kind of vote within your heart." Ethan then grins, sits back, and says, "That's all I have to say." He seems relieved to be finished and a little proud of himself, too. Kimj claws at his back in anger. Or rubs it in support.