We retire to a beach, where Jeff welcomes the tribes onto their mats. Aitu learns about the double boot that took both Rebecca and Jenny. "Two?" Yul says disbelievingly, just like he's an extra in a movie who has just heard shocking news and must repeat it for the benefit of the audience. Jeff points out to Aitu that they're really lucky they won the last challenge, or they'd be down to two. Boy, I'm so happy that didn't happen. Wow. It would have been, like, the Candice and Adam Smoochie-Woochie Show forever. I kind of need a vial of smelling salts just thinking about it. Asked for her thoughts, Sundra is cautious, saying that they're evening up, but that it's not like anybody can "get comfortable." Jeff now announces why they're all there: paint, blank flag, new buffs -- that's right, they're merging. One tribe, one battle between good and evil, and I think you know who's good and who's evil. The contestants all drop their buffs, and Adam interviews that his group (playing the part of Evil in tonight's pageant) was very glad that the merge came when it did, while they were still in the majority: "The future's looking bright." Jeff hands out the new buffs, and Sundra interviews that her team is still down 5-4, and that they've got a lot of work to do.
Jeff asks where the new tribe wants to live. Nate immediately says that there are more coconuts at Raro, and that there are no rats. He declares that they should go to Raro. Yul points out that Jonathan and Candice have lived in both places, so it might make sense to listen to them. Jonathan confirms more coconuts, and particularly confirms the lack of rats, and with that, it is decided. "Leave the ghetto!" Nate advises. Jeff, accepting the easily reached consensus, shows the group a big boat that's out in the water, on which they will ride in luxury back to Raro beach, enjoying food and (of course) booze along the way. There are many hugs, and then the members of the newly merged tribe ("merged" more than "united," of course) walk off toward the boat. The contestants all clamber aboard the ship, and someone finds the beer and wine, which isn't too surprising.