Probst asks Skupin how you navigate knowing who has Idols. Skupin says it's always a factor when thinking strategy and things might get crazy. Probst asks Pete how it feels to go from top dog to bottom of the pack with one vote. Pete says it's not a good feeling, but he's been trying to work something out all day to get rid of Malcolm and his Idol. Why would you admit that? Aren't you trying to blindside him so he doesn't play his Idol? Pete's whole plan doesn't work at all if Malcolm plays his Idol. Right? What am I missing here?
Probst asks Abi if she regrets being such a crotch at the last Tribal. Well, he doesn't say crotch, but he should and maybe he would if this show were on basic cable. Abi says that she does have regrets. Probst offers her the out that it might be a cultural issue and Abi hops on it and says that English is not her first language and her attitude is not very gentle. Okay, a few things about that. One, Abi has lived in this country for something like ten or twelve years, so the language/culture thing is bullshit. Second, guess how old Abi is. No, seriously, think of a number in your mind. She's 32. She acts like she's 22, if that. And third, I had a former employee who was a non-native English speaker and who had only been in this country for a few years. She had a lot of problems getting along with people and dealing with students and we all chalked it up to cultural differences, and tried to work with her and help her and support her and you know what? Turned out she was just crazy. Other countries have crazy people too! It is important to be sensitive to cultural differences, but sometimes people are just cuckoo for cocoa puffs. And I think Abi falls into that category.
So anyway, everyone is holding back laughter at the thought of Abi being a garbage person due to cultural differences and Probst calls them out on it. Denise says that she's spent a lot of time with people from other cultures and they are kind and giving, and Abi's not. Probst asks Abi if this is the first time she's had a group of people reject her and Abi says that it is and her friends at home really love her. Probst starts to see Abi as bullied, which is so laughable and Abi says that she brought Lisa into their alliance, but then doubted her and Lisa can't forgive her. See how she makes it all Lisa's fault? Abi brought Lisa into the alliance in the first place! And now Lisa can't forgive Abi this one little thing, which we know involved not only calling her out twice at Tribal Council but also delivering condescending lectures at least once and probably more often. Lisa says that she was committed to their alliance, but she needs to work with people who trust her. Abi says she understands and makes her "poor little me" face.