Night comes to Camp Balboa. Burton, and Jon, unable to leave well enough alone and apparently too cocky coming off of the Rupert ouster to see the dangers lurking all around them, wander off on a walk and can't resist blabbing about strategy while lingering in the best possible spot for scheming -- in the dark, near plenty of cover so that they can't see whether anyone is around. Smart one, guys. After all, it's not like you regularly get the opportunity to have these conversations on a completely isolated stretch of beach where there is no one around for miles and you can't possibly be overheard.
Shuffling around in the dark, Sandra rather hilariously voices over that she frequently listens in on conversations, which is how she "always [has] a working knowledge of what's going on." I guess that would be aside from the fact that last week, she missed the approaching power shift completely. (I realize there is a theory that Sandra is controlling the entire game and wanted the vote last week to go as it did; I do not subscribe to this theory.) This time, however, Sandra makes a very wise choice by bringing Tijuana with her to listen in on Burton and Jon's strategizing. Tijuana repeats this in an unnecessary pile-onterview. Sandra and Tijuana follow Burton and Jon on their walk, and sure enough, Burton and Jon obligingly have a conversation in which they confirm that they intend to take Lill with them to the final three. Burton comes right out and says to Jon that as long as they can deliver final five to Darrah and Tijuana, and as long as Jon strings Tijuana along about taking her to the final two, they ought to be able to keep the girls in check. I have one piece of advice for you if you ever go on Survivor: no matter how addicted you get to the fun of plotting, shut the hell up about your strategy, Boris and Natasha, and only discuss your plans when you absolutely, positively have to. Jon and Burton will never rid world of Moose and Squirrel if they keep this silliness up. All they needed to do at this point was boot Christa or Sandra, and the threat of what's happening right now -- a threat they should see blinking like a neon sign -- would have passed. Sigh. Idiots.