Yul meets Jonathan as the latter comes back from a successful fishing expedition. Yul immediately gets down to business, telling Jonathan that what they discussed hypothetically is the actual factual situation. He says that he has the idol, and then takes it out to show it Jonathan. "Holy shit," says Jonathan as Yul dangles the magic compass. Yul says, "I'm asking you for both of our sakes to become my ally again." Jonathan interviews that he wasn't exactly shocked to see that Yul had the idol, given the chat they had already had. He says that this is a huge decision, whether to flip again. He also says that Yul made it clear that the choices were to vote with the former Aitu, or to go home himself. This is why I assumed that Jonathan would simply go directly to Raro and tell them what Yul said, at which point they could vote out Becky or Sundra. We now watch as Yul tells Jonathan that he'd really prefer to go to F2 with Jonathan, because he thinks he has a better chance against Jonathan than against the rest of his allies. Jonathan tells Yul he appreciates the peek at the idol, and that he'll certainly think about it. "To be continued," Yul says again. Somewhere, Dr. Will nods his approval.
Now, Jonathan sits down and has a talk with Raro. He doesn't tell them that Yul has the idol, which is basically what I figured he would do. He simply asks them to consider the possibility that Yul has the idol, and the fact that voting for the one person on the other team who could possibly have it might not be the best move when the advantage is only 5-4. Before Jonathan can even get this out, Adam declares, "He doesn't have the idol." Jonathan stops, and I think he's legitimately surprised; he asks Adam, "Do you have the idol?" Adam says that he doesn't have it. Parvati immediately says that Yul was only there for "like, a day," and couldn't possibly have it. In his interview, Jonathan tells us that the other people on his team immediately dismissed the idea that Yul could possibly have the idol, which he clearly found irritating. He basically concludes that they didn't give enough of a damn to think through the problem of what to do if Yul has the idol. Jonathan also doesn't think they're "smart enough," and he's convinced that if they all insist on voting for Yul, Jonathan himself will wind up going home.
I really think that part of what happened there is that Jonathan has just come to hate the Raro kids. He thinks they're shallow, callow dummies, and I think that's why he doesn't want to work with them. It's hard for a guy like Jonathan to play with stupid people, because he can't figure out what they're going to do: they're not rational. No game trust. No intelligence, so you can't predict. I had a friend who was a fairly high-level poker player, and he used to tell me that it was incredibly difficult to play people who knew nothing about poker, because they behave irrationally, so it's very hard to figure out what they're doing. Obviously, in the long run, you'll beat them, but you don't always have the long run, and I think that's what Jonathan did here. He has a bad feeling about his chances with both groups -- probably correctly -- but he has a bad feeling about even trying to go forward with Raro. I also think it's smart never to underestimate the pull of screwing over people you think are assholes. I doubt it's even conscious, nor is it the prevailing factor, but Jonathan's got to know that shoving it in Nate and Adam's noses would be pretty sweet.