Probst asks Sarita to weigh in on Krista's words. Sarita says she disagrees, pointing out that they did enough game-playing to vote Li'l Russell out. Krista says sticking with your alliance of six isn't good gameplay. Yes, it's a much better idea to be in an alliance of three against an alliance of six, especially when one of those three has already been voted out. That is a solid plan. Krista says that eventually, the alliance of six will be all that's left, and then they'll have to play the game. Well, yeah. Duh. And at that point, you've made it into the top six, so that's awesome. While Mike and Sarita straight-up laugh at her, Krista says she didn't come here to make friends -- she came to play! By making friends with Stephanie and then doing absolutely nothing to save herself. Mike finally speaks up and says that for all of Krista's talk about gameplay, she hasn't done much of it herself -- she hasn't tried to play the game with her tribemates or even tried to reach out to anyone or build any trust. "You've been abrasive this entire time to everybody. That was your strategy," Mike says. Thank you, Mike. You speak the truth. Krista says there wasn't anything she could really say other than encourage the others to vote Stephanie out before her. Mike says it's not about scrambling at the last minute on the beach -- Krista had thirteen days to try to talk to her tribemates and form some kind of bond.
Probst speaks up to ask if Krista is saying that after she and Stephanie are inevitably voted out, the six remaining contestants will have to start voting for each other and it will be difficult since they don't have any sub-alliances within their alliance. Krista says there are probably pairs that are closer to each other than the rest, naming Mike and Steve, Julie and Steve, and Sarita and Ralph, which leaves David as the odd man out. If Krista's right -- and I doubt she is, because she's stupid and probably not very observant -- that puts Steve in a nice position. Krista says the best move for one of the alliance pairs would be to team up with Krista and Stephanie for a tight team of four. Yes, and with eight people in the tribe, that tight team of four would go up against ... uh ... another tight team of four. Also, they'd be stuck in an alliance with Krista and Stephanie, who are unpleasant and hate everything. But I guess that's true strategic gameplay, according to Krista.
Probst turns to Mike and says the problem with not blindsiding someone is that she has the chance to prepare for Tribal Council. He claims that Krista just "outed" a lot of her tribe's inner workings. Mike says he's not too worried about it, since Krista hasn't been a part of any of the strategy talk that's been going on within the six-way alliance. Probst asks Steve how his tribe will decide who to vote out. Steve says he was disappointed in Stephanie's performance at the challenge today and wishes David had been on puzzle duty instead. Probst asks Stephanie to speak for the first time in this Tribal Council (either they edited out her comments thus far or Krista was just unusually chatty and Stephanie learned a lesson about keeping her mouth shut), asking her if it would be fair for her tribe to vote her out because she didn't come through for them at the challenge. Stephanie says all she can do is "rely on [her] record with them." You mean her record of being nasty and horrible to everyone? That's probably not a good idea.