Cindy starts with Danni, asking which jury member she would remove if she had the option. Eh? Danni says that she would remove Rafe, because she knows he's voting for Steph. I hate this question, because it's not interesting. Are they just supposed to pick someone they think won't vote for them, or someone they think shouldn't be on the jury, or what? It's a really lame question, and I don't like Cindy's raspberry camisole, either, while we're talking about things I object to. Cindy poses the same question to Steph, who also hates it, and who tries to go with a sort of non-answer answer by saying she'd just take Bobby Jon off, because he's the farthest down the line and was first on the jury. It's a sensible answer if you hate the question, but it doesn't give Cindy what she's looking for, whatever that is. I have no idea what Cindy thought this question was going to get at, but I'm fairly sure she didn't learn much. Cindy sits down. It's a good thing she has a car, because I'm not sure she didn't max out her potential at the zoo.
Rafe begins by saying that Steph and Danni are like his sisters. He then asks Danni why she told him that she would take the most deserving person to F2, as opposed to the person she would beat, and then she didn't. In other words, Rafe considers it a foregone conclusion that he is more deserving than Steph, his supposed ally. It's really kind of amazing, considering that Rafe himself admitted that Steph's tenacity in the final challenge made her deserving of a shot at F2. He just assumes that, of course, everyone knows he's more deserving, so the choice of Steph is pure strategy. And furthermore, if he's thinking of the same conversation I'm thinking of, that's not what Danni said anyway. What she said, as part of the promise from which he explicitly released her, was that if it were a choice between Rafe and someone she thought she could beat, she would choose Rafe. In other words, she said that as part of promising to take him, not as a general philosophical statement about how the game should be played. Danni basically explains, as gently as she can, that she did think Steph was deserving, based on the performance Steph put on at the final immunity challenge and how bad Steph's odds were coming in. Danni kindly doesn't mention the part where Rafe specifically told her to do whatever she thought was right, which she certainly could have. She also doesn't mention the part where Rafe put his hands on the pole, which tends to support the idea that perhaps Rafe isn't as "deserving" as he thinks. Rafe then turns his attention to Steph, talking about their close alliance and asking whether there are any moves she made that she didn't tell him about. Softball! Steph thinks for a minute and then says that she can't think of anything, because Rafe's probably the only person she told the truth to the entire time. What I think is so doofy is that, as he's sitting down, Rafe gives Steph advice by telling her that when she makes her closing statement, she should make sure she explains why she should win. He needs to shut up.