Rob runs over to Natalie and greets her with this: "you know what's going down. Can you figure it out?" She can't. "Voting for Matt," he says. Natalie giggles. Rob says they have to do it now before Matt turns Andrea against them, then tries to convince Grant of the same thing. Grant is reluctant, saying that Matt is "such a good Christian guy." "He can still be a good Christian guy," Rob begins. "On Redemption Island," Grant finishes. Ashley agrees, saying she likes Matt, but he's "too nice" and he's doing the same friendly, playing all sides thing that got him voted out the first time.
Or is he? For Matt suddenly notices that everyone in his alliance is off discussing strategy without him, and it enters his head that this might not be good for him. "I'm kinda feeling ostracized here," he says to Mike, who sees his opening. He repeats that if Matt sticks with Rob, he'll be at the bottom of their pecking order. Meanwhile, Rob tells Phillip the plan to vote for Matt. "Okay," Phillip says simply. And then Rob returns to the camp to whisk Matt away from Mike before he can give him any ideas. He puts Matt to work on the shelter, and Mike returns to his alliance and says Matt may be ready to flip to their side, but he can't talk to him alone. So he's going to write him a note instead, because those are always such a good idea in this game. He does, and manages to slip it to Matt without anyone seeing. Matt immediately goes off to read it. It promises him a spot in the Final Three if he votes for Grant tonight. "Final Three, huh? Not bad," Matt says, showing it to Andrea. He interviews that he doesn't know which alliance to go with just as Rob notices that both Matt and Andrea are gone. He interviews that if Matt and Andrea turn against him, then he's screwed. But Rob can't be too worried about that because he pulls Andrea aside and tells her to vote for Matt tonight. Andrea interviews that the last time she trusted Rob, her closest ally was voted out. But she doesn't know if she should side with Matt either, as he's proven to be flighty.
The twelve arrive at Tribal Council. Probst asks Ralph what camp is like now that there are twelve people in it instead of five. Ralph says it doesn't really feel like one united camp, since the two tribes have their areas to sleep in and don't really associate with each other much. Rob agrees, saying he's "never seen anything like" the division between two alliances. Even though he's probably the reason why there is such a divide. He's not going to let anyone on his alliance talk to anyone on the other alliance and start getting any ideas. David mentions that the former Zapato members are being forced to sleep on the tarp-less side of the shelter, and Ashley interrupts to point out that her tribe won that tarp, so why shouldn't they get to enjoy it? David can't help but say that they only won the tarp because he "didn't try very hard" in that particular challenge. Probst asks if David is confirming that his tribe threw that challenge. David admits that they did. Rob laughs. Why shouldn't he, now that Zapato merged down in the numbers and without a precious tarp?