Tribal Council! Probst calls the jury in. They're all wearing solid pastel colored T-shirts. Interesting. Randy scowls at Bob. Sugar has nothing but smug smiles for Randy. Probst asks Susie if old tribal alliances are still in effect or if people are playing the game for themselves now. How would Susie know? I don't think she's even still playing this game. I think she got voted out weeks ago and no one wants to tell her. Susie says alliances carry you to a certain point, until people get paranoid. Probst asks Bob how he feels about the paranoia. Bob says this is the first time he hasn't felt paranoid in this entire game, thanks to his immunity necklace. Probst asks Corinne if paranoia can be an advantage. Well, duh. That's how it works when you're at the bottom of the alliance. Corinne says it might be her and Bob's only chance to put a crack in the other fives' tight alliance, which becomes more possible as the paranoia sets in.
Probst asks Sugar how paranoia is bad for her game. Sugar says people freak out, believe lies, and flip sides. Since that's exactly what Ken and Crystal have done, we get shots of their reactions to this. Sugar says it's important for the alliance to stay together and its members not to be gullible. Easier for her to say when she's the only person in this game with a legit idol. Probst asks Crystal if it's crazy to trust people at this stage of the game. "With certain people, yes," she says; "certain people, no." The trick to this game is knowing when to trust and when not to.
Probst asks a stupid question of Ken: is tonight's vote more or less important than usual? Every vote is always more important than the last. Duh. Ken says it's very important tonight, and you might think you can trust someone until you see how everyone voted. We see many shots of Matty looking worried during this, which leads me to think that he's not going home tonight. Sorry, Corinne. With that, it's time to vote.
Ken votes for Matty and says he's sorry, but it's a strategic move. Matty votes for Corinne. That's all we see. Apparently Crystal chose to use her inside voice this week.
Probst returns with the urn and asks if anyone wants to play an idol. Ken nods at Corinne, but she stays seated, much to Ken's surprise and disappointment. He gives Bob a "what happened?" shrug. Probst reads the votes. First vote: Matty. Second vote: Corinne. Third vote: Corinne. Fourth vote: Corinne. Fifth vote: Matty. Sixth vote: Matty. And now he's going to wonder who just fucked him over. The last vote will decide who goes home. Did Bob's plan work? Did Ken unknowingly save himself and Crystal from aligning with Bob and Corinne and their fake idol? Yes, he did. The last vote is for Corinne. And it's spelled WRONG. EVEN THOUGH THEY ALL WENT OVER THE CORRECT SPELLING IN THE HUT! Amazing. Who did that? Shame on you! Okay, I checked the site to find out, and it was Crystal. Oddly enough, she won the 2004 National Name Spelling Bee (held in Athens, Georgia). I also saw Sugar's voting speech for Corinne, in which she called her an alcoholic, silicone-enhanced home wrecker, among other things. And then: "good game, but not good enough." That had to hurt Corinne more than anything else.