Jeff asks Bobby Jon what basis he'll be voting on this evening, and Bobby Jon says he still doesn't know. Jeff asks him what would cause him to vote for Steph. Bobby Jon hesitates, and then says that it would be because Steph is a threat. Lie! Jeff then asks Ibrehem why they shouldn't vote him out, and Ibrehem says that he's loyal, and that he'll do what he says he's going to do. Jeff asks Steph whether you vote based on loyalty and friendship, or staying in the game, or what. Steph says she's just voting based on what will help her. This is certainly breaking down into the most formulaic tribal council of all time, which I guess is what happens when there are only three people, there aren't any real feuds left, and nobody really has much of an idea what's going to work strategically. Jeff asks if Steph feels worried or feels okay, and she says she feels "90\% worried." Heh. She says that there are three of them left, and that the guys get along with each other, so she feels vulnerable indeed. "It's sad, because I'm not ready to go," she says. Bobby Jon is asked whether he feels vulnerable or in control. Bobby Jon says it's hard, like the puzzle (aw!), and that he thinks there's just as much reason to boot him as to boot either of the others. "Why should I stay?" he asks.
Jeff tells them that it's time to vote. Steph goes and votes. Ibrehem votes. Bobby Jon votes. Jeff says he'll go tally, and try not to strain himself doing it, presumably. Jeff reads a vote for Ibrehem. And then he reads a vote for Steph. The eighth bootee is...Ibrehem. Ibrehem gives Bobby Jon a hug, and then a hug and kiss for Steph. "Thank you," Steph whispers to Bobby Jon. You can tell that, for once, Steph and Bobby Jon actually do feel kind of bad about sending Ibrehem home. I'm such a sucker for authenticity. Jeff tells them that the good news is that even with only two of them left, they still "believe in [them]selves as a tribe." Foolishly, you know, the way the occasional ten-year-old believes in the tooth fairy. He sends them back to camp.
In his exit interview, Ibrehem says that he was surprised to be booted, because he thought he had "something" with Bobby Jon, but he feels like he played his best without compromising his character. He enjoyed it. Thank you, Ibrehem, for just kind of not sucking.
Next week: Rats at Koror! They are going to make such a complaint to Housekeeping.