At Tribal Council Elisabeth leads in the lynch mob. Peachy points out everything they've been through and cites Colby and Tina's position in the finals as evidence that they've "mastered human relationships." He then rambles on some more about the importance of the jury. There's a format for this last Tribal Council: the finalists each get to give "opening comments," which are followed by questions from the jury; finally, the finalists are allowed "closing comments." Peachy makes sure the jury hasn't exchanged information on their voting inclinations. They haven't.
Much as I thought all of Tina's past Tribal Council voting comments were rehearsed, so seems this. She talks about how strategy played a big part in her game. She says she's not going to tell them why they should vote for her, but she hopes they don't base their votes on "that you got your feelings hurt." She says it's "poor sportsmanship," and that the vote will prove nothing except "that you got your feelings hurt." Hee. She says it's been a joy to play the game and that that she's going home to her wonderful kids and a husband who "treats [her] like a princess." She says that's worth more than a million dollars, which is easy for her to say. She wishes the same for the members of the jury, but I'm sure Rodger doesn't want a husband who treats him like a princess. Maybe Jeff would. Colby looks dazed in his opening speech as he does, I think, throughout the entire council. He says he doesn't know that he deserve to win over anyone else. He says, "You've got to be a jack of all trades and not necessarily a master of any." He says he hasn't been better than Tina, but that he's done "pretty good." If I were in a courtroom of any sort, I would not want Colby to be my counsel. ["Funny, because all of us watching at my place likened Colby to Matlock." -- Wing Chun] We go to commercial with both Tina and Colby praying.
And finally, the show picks up. Rodger goes first and says he knows it's a big night for them. He wants to know when they've not been truthful or ethical; he then tries to soften up the question by explaining that he knows such acts of deceit are part of the game. Tina acts surprised and then says she didn't tell the truth when a fellow S16 who was up in the voting order would approach her about who was next to go. She uses Lamber as an example, and makes an even stronger case for the nickname when she reveal that Lamber would approach them just before every Tribal Council and say, "Okay. Who're we voting for?" Tina says that a "strategic mind" is needed, and that, by her definition she's played ethically within the context of the game. Colby cites the time he told Jerri that he, she, and Lamber were going to the final three together. He concludes, "If being dishonest makes me less ethical, then maybe I had a struggle with ethics on this thing."