Probst then asks Matt what he thinks about coming back into a game with all of this going on. Matt says he certainly didn't have to deal with this kind of stuff on Redemption Island, and he laughs and seems to think he has nothing to worry about and there's no chance he'll be going back there. Probst points out to Mike that with five former members of Zapato and six from Onomatopoeia, Matt's vote will be very important tonight. Mike agrees, and states the obvious that after this Tribal Council, everyone will know where everyone else stands. Probst asks Ralph how he can convince Matt to side with his tribe over Onomatopoeia. Ralph says they can promise Matt they'll take him further in the game than the other tribe will, and point out that his old tribe voted him out once and so chances are pretty good that they'll do it again. Probst asks Matt if he agrees with that, and Matt says Ralph's argument is "fair," since his tribe moved on and continued to bond with each other after he was voted out. Voted out BY THEM. Why doesn't he understand that? He claims to know that he's at the bottom of their totem pole if he sides with Rob's club. Probst says it's time to see if that will play a role in how Matt votes tonight.
They vote. We don't see who anyone votes for. Matt hovers for a while over the urn before finally making a decision and casting his vote. Probst leaves to get the urn, and Mike nods at Matt, who nods back but doesn't look him in the eye. Probst brings the urn back and asks if anyone wants to play his idol. Ralph stands up, and Rob starts giggling, which probably tells you right there that his alliance didn't vote for anyone on Zapato and Matt is freaking screwed. By his allies. Again! Ralph approaches Probst and says he wants to use his idol to save Mike. He thinks this is his shining moment of glory and that all the votes Onomatopoeia cast against Mike will not count and thus, Grant is a goner for sure. Probst reads the votes: five votes for Grant, all of which are spelled correctly. I'm disappointed in you, Ralph. And then, much to everyone on Zapato's surprise, there's a vote for Steve. Steve and his tribe look very, very worried, but then there's a vote for Matt. He laughs. I don't think he realizes what is about to happen to him. When the second vote for him pops up, though, he gets an idea. He just shakes his head sadly and disgustedly as the rest of the votes -- all for him -- follow. Yes, even Andrea voted for him this time. "Let the fireworks begin," Steve mutters. "Genius is what that was," David says admiringly. Probst snuffs Matt's torch and sends him back to Redemption Island, which may not have been Rob's best move strategically (although it wasn't a bad move, either), but is freaking hilarious. "Oh my god, that poor kid," Julie mutters. Yeah, well, this time, that poor kid dug his own grave. Either that, or Jesus has an amazing sense of humor. And a bit of a mean streak.