Idiot Seanvant, Gervase, and Colleen amble through the woods and Gervase tells them that alliances are fair game. He can talk all tough now that he's wearing the immunity idol. He says they should have voted Rudy off and then voted their conscience. Woulda shoulda coulda didn't. Colleen looks amused and says, "Right now, we have the upper hand," which shows me she didn't major in math -- or logic for that matter -- down there in Miami. Gervase says, "Always keep the upper hand, because if they try something, you can stop it," which makes more for common sense than for perfect sense. Colleen then tells us in a confessional, "We have the upper hand right now. Easy. We have four people [and] we could come together, have a vote, and get the next person off." In what alternate universe does Colleen reside? I only ask because half the male posters would like to move there.
They hike to Tribal Council, and we get a shot of a snake that could well be somewhere in the next zip code. As Peachy's ass hits the money trunk, a sound effect makes a big thud. He welcomes them and explains that the seven who don't make it to the finals will act as the jury in fifteen days. He calls out Richard once again and asks how he balances "the ruthlessness required to get to the final two with the likability needed to get the final vote." Richard says, "I'm not even exactly sure what my strategy's gonna be as to who I'm gonna vote for from week to week. I'm just gonna keep getting fish, feedin' people, hope they're happy. Cackle. Cackle." Peachy then asks Gervase the same question. He says he's "wingin' it," and that seeing the videos of families and loved ones who care for the others has made the vote harder. This seems to me like a dis on Jenna's lack of loved ones or at least a cold disregard for how such a comment might make her feel -- as if her family didn't care enough to send the tape. Peachy asks Jenna if she was surprised when Gretchen got voted off, and Jenna says that when the tribes merged, strategies shifted: "It looked like they were getting rid of leaders." She says this as if she's deduced something very tricky. She then says that if they vote her off she'll "wear it like a badge of honor." Peachy says, "Susan, straight up now tell me do you really wanna love me forever. Oh. Oh. Oh. Or are you just having fun?" No, that's not what he says. What he really says is, "Susan, straight up now tell me is it gonna be you and me forever. Oh. Oh. Oh. Or am I caught in a hit and run?" Okay, I'll stop now. Peachy really says, "Susan, straight up. Is there an alliance?" She looks over at her brain for help, but Richard can't throw his voice just yet. In what could be the worst stint of acting since Elizabeth Berkeley in Showgirls, Sue waits twenty seconds and then replies, "No. Not that I....I vote people off that I don't care for, you know, that really would irritate me if I was working with them at a job or something like that and, uh, here I got a chance to vote them off. I can get rid of 'em. It's like, yeah!" Jenna claps here, for some odd reason. Aside from the fact that Sue lies like a four-year-old, the content of the lie in itself is unbelievable. Of course, Kelly answers the same thing when Peachy calls her out. After saying, "Do I have to answer? No, I'm just kidding," she shakes her head and says, "I vote for who I don't particularly like. I vote for who I don't want to spend the next fifteen days with." Peachy turns to a beaming Colleen and asks if she would do "whatever it takes to get this money," which sounds like a proposition to me. She sweetly shakes her head no and agrees that winning isn't important enough. He asks her why she's on the island, and she says, "I mean, I'm here for the money too, I mean, I mean, give me a break -- of course." Here she looks around at the others and gestures like, "What kind of stupid question is that?" She continues: "But the thing is is that everybody's here for the money. You know, I mean, I'm not gonna listen to everybody's sob stories and then weigh them; that's ridiculous." We know what you mean.