Andrea heads to Redemption Island, where Ralph gleefully treats her as poorly as her tribe treated his during the game. She has to sleep on the ground and gets in a fight with Matt, who is not very understanding of why she turned on him, but she still manages to finish in the top three of the Redemption Island quadruel, as Ralph's inability to spell proves to be his undoing. Back in the real game, Rob has decided that Ashley will be the next to go and works on the rest of the tribe to make them agree. They do, so of course Ashley wins the immunity challenge and ruins everything. She also gets to pick one person to enjoy a food reward and gives it to Natalie, thus bringing them even closer together and further upsetting Rob, whose god complex reaches new heights every episode. Since Ashley can't be voted for, Rob has to choose between Grant, who is his closest ally but a challenge threat, and Natalie, who he was determined to bring to the Final Three but has a worrisome bond with the enemy, Ashley. In the end, he and the rest of the tribe send Grant to Redemption Island, leaving Natalie with her best friend Ashley, who finally decided to start playing this game.
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The Final Five return to camp, pleased at how well Tribal Council went. Ashley interviews that she really enjoyed Andrea's boot and how surprised Andrea was by it. Because Ashley is kind of evil. But at least she knows it and seems to revel in it. She announces to the others that she and Natalie are "the last girls standing," which isn't that much of an accomplishment when you're saying it to the last three guys standing. Any excuse to squeal and hug, I guess. Ashley continues her interview, saying that she's happy Andrea is gone because it was tough having someone around who is pretty than she is. Sorry, that's not what she said. But I have a feeling that's what she truly feels, deep down inside. Instead, she says that she and Natalie are really close and Andrea was "always on the outs." Ashley is coming off as such a bitchy little high school girl here. I'm going to have a lot of trouble rooting for her when she turns into the hero of the episode later on (spoiler alert!). She mutters to Natalie that they have to look out for each other, and Natalie interviews that she's in a "bad situation" because Ashley thinks they're allies but Natalie believes her true and best alliance is with Rob.
When Ashley goes to bed, Natalie talks to Rob, who naturally wants to know what Ashley is saying to her. Natalie tells him the truth, and Rob says it's in their best interest that Natalie keeps stringing Ashley along and making her think she's her best friend so she won't suspect anything. He says he doesn't trust Ashley and never has, although apparently he did trust her enough to align with her against all the other people he didn't trust. He interviews that he thinks Ashley will be the first person to try to turn on him, and he's worked too hard and for too long to let her deny him his million dollar prize. "I just need to keep control," Rob says. Please don't. Rob's control is so boring.
Andrea arrives on Redemption Island. She isn't greeted nearly as warmly as past arrivals have been. Matt does say hello to her, then interviews that she hurt his feelings in the game by voting him out after agreeing to align with him. In Matt's strange view of how this game went, Andrea voted him out because she was "too scared to make a move" with him, when the reality of what happened (that we saw, at least) was that Andrea would have been fine aligning with Matt and making a move, but he turned around and decided he didn't want to and then told Rob that he was going to and Andrea was going to with him. Andrea complains to the guys who clearly don't care about what it was like to be voted out and how she is bitter about it. Matt can't help but say that he knows how it feels to be stabbed in the back. Andrea says she knows he thinks she betrayed him and she's noticed the "dirty looks" he's given her in the Arena. Matt says he didn't give her dirty looks so much as she kept giving him "big puppy dog eyes." So they fight about who is giving who what look while Mike tries to sleep and Ralph grins stupidly. Matt says that he's the one who tried to get Andrea to make a move with Zapato. Andrea says if that was what he really wanted to do then he should have been firm about it, instead of coming in "indecisive" and "wishy-washy" and then throwing her under the bus with Rob. She's absolutely right. Matt says he's sorry he ruined her game, and I can't tell if he's serious or sarcastic. Andrea seems to think he's serious, and says it's okay and it's not like she made it any further in the game than Matt did in the end. Matt decides he wants to sleep now. Unfortunately for Andrea, there's only enough room in the shelter for three because Ralph wants to make her sleep on the ground. He explains in an interview that her tribe treated his like crap after the merge and made them sleep in the crappy tarp-less shelter, so this is what she deserves. Not only that, but she gets to listen to Ralph's life lessons: "it's a game. Rob was using you like toilet paper. He wiped his ass, now he's done with you." I want to feel sorry for Andrea, but she's the one who didn't do anything for basically this entire game and therefore helped make it so freaking boring. So I don't.