We're at Boranew on Day 15. Ethan tells us in a confessional that he and Silas "had it out" in the bushes. Silas tell Ethan that Frank stabbed everyone on Samburu in the back. Ethan tells us in a confessional, "Meanwhile in my head, I'm like, 'I like Frank!'" Silas is very flustered as he realizes that Ethan might not be swayed -- as all are -- by his magnetic personality and charisma and boy-wonder-ish good looks. He insists that Frank is the most manipulative of every one of the competitors. Ethan responds that he's not threatened by Frank after the merger, but that he is threatened by Clarence. He tells Silas, "I haven't wanted him here since Day 3." If this is all bullshit for Silas's benefit, Ethan's doing a bang-up job. Silas realizes he's fighting a losing battle and lies that he thinks he can get Frank to vote for Clarence. Actually, he's probably not lying. He probably earnestly believes he has some sort of authority over Frank. In a confessional, Frank then tells us that Ethan wants to get rid of Clarence, and that's fine by him.
Kimj tells us that Boran informed the members of Boranew of their "issues of trust with Clarence." She then says she thinks Silas has strong connections with his other tribe. In a conversation, Kimj tries to get Silas to own up to being in an alliance and he dances around the subject. He doesn't literally dance, but I would have enjoyed it if he did. Silas tells her, "More than anything, I just want to get to the merger." Which isn't totally giving himself away or anything. Kimj then calls Silas out and tells him he wants to get to the merge because of his Playskool alliance. He tries to shrug it off: "I came to win." In a confessional, Kimj tells us that Silas may be a nice guy in real life, but "in our tribe, I don't buy his shmooziness." I'd like Kimj a lot if she weren't so weak in the challenges. She could be the totally hot grandma in my spinning class at the gym. My husband calls the hot moms you see driving around in their little BMWs "Hey Mothers," as in "Hey Mother, Want Another?" Kimj is a "Hey Grandmother." In other words, she's cool for a grandma, but not quite cool enough for Survivor Africa.