Mofo Maji arrives at Tribal Council. Brandon, in his Hot Topic muscle shirt, and Kelly, in Africa-inspired Burberry plaid, strut in. Peachy congratulates the remaining players on making it almost a full month in the game. He re-explains how in Survivor the power gradually shifts from the remaining players to the jury, and wonders how they can vote against people and then expect their allegiances later. He calls out Teresa as he cites Kelly and Brandon as "people [she] had a hand in voting out." Teresa thinks that she's playing fair; she just hopes they'll respect her decisions. Ethan says that you have to hope that how you treated people before their eliminating vote will put you in a good light. He points out that he knows it's just a game, but in the end you still have to look out for yourself. Peachy asks Lex Loser whether he expects the game to turn ugly. Lex Loser responds the game has already gone through ugly times, has turned for the better, and will turn ugly again. He thinks that everyone there -- whether still in the game or on the jury -- came to play and win, and that it is possible to play with integrity, but it's also naïve to dismiss the fact that the essence of Survivor is a "bones-to-bones competition." Peachy asks Frank whether the old tribal lines remain, and Frank says they're a new tribe with a new name. He says "everyone belonged to it" and that strategy now is all about the new tribe. Finally, Peachy asks Kimj whether she feels safe because she's weak and thus not a threat, or if she fears that her likeability will make her a target. She says she's always worried, and that she'd be worried if she were strong, too. Isn't that the point? She says it doesn't matter how weak or how strong she is: if she's supposed to be next to go, she'll go. Lex Loser's irritating fatalism has rubbed off.
Episode Report CardJoanna: B | 554 USERS: C+
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