Tribal Council. Probst opens by asking Denise what she gave up to come on the show. She explains about her family and work and how it will suffer in her absence, so she wants to make it worth leaving. Malcolm talks about how he's dreamed of being on the show since he was twelve and it's just not going how he had hoped. He calls it "heartbreaking," and says he's moved past frustration. Malcolm adds that Angie and Russell struggled in the challenge, and he and Denise should have stepped up earlier instead of assuming everyone needed to take a turn no matter what.
Probst asks Angie if she's worried she'll be sent home. Angie says that she is, but she wants her tribe to know that she would have gone again if needed, but she thought it made more sense to let Denise go in her place instead of slowing them down herself for no reason. Angie also adds that she would never quit and Russell did (presumably when he returned without a puzzle piece).
Probst points out to Russell that Angie just called him out. Russell says that he didn't quit; he made an executive decision not to keep trying when he knew he would fail. So, he quit. Russell adds that he's stronger, smarter and more motivated than Angie anyway, so the choice for Malcolm and Denise is clear. Angie defends herself by saying that she thinks she can fight more than Russell. Russell chuckles and says that he almost died last time he played and he doesn't think Angie's willing to lay down her life. The smart reply here would be for Angie to say that she's not going to put herself in a position where she will get medically evacuated, because she's smarter than that. Instead, Angie just says she would fight to the death or whatever. Russell calls her "little girl," like that's not condescending and Angie says she feels small and starts crying, then denies that she usually cries.
Probst tells her that it seems like she did give her all, but Russell's saying that's not enough. Thanks for putting words into everyone's mouths, Probst. Angie admits that she can't compete with Russell. Malcolm speaks up for his girlfriend and says that every tribe has young girls but they haven't been pushed the way that Angie has and it's not fair. I guess. He's kind of assuming that the other young girls would be as useless as Angie, and I don't know if that's true. Dawson seems pretty sharp and Dana was good in the puzzle challenge. Abi is useless but RC was a challenge monster. Then there are the ones whose names I don't know yet, like Katie I think?