Burton and Jon take a walk on the beach. "Everything's set," Jon assures Burton. He explains that he told Darrah that the only people they could beat were each other. Burton interviews that it sounds to him like Jon did "a great job" at manipulating Lill and Darrah, promising them both the final three. He and Jon then discuss who should go next, and Jon says it should be Christa. Burton balks, but Jon reminds him that they can't afford to be nice to anyone. Burton seems to be feeling bad in reminiscence of his own booting, but he says in an interview that this is their strategy -- Jon's the bad cop, Burton's the good cop. He's hoping that, in the end, the votes will go to the good cop. I hope no one on the jury has ever seen Law & Order, or they might figure out that tricky strategy.
The sun sets. Burton and Lill have a little chat, because she's feeling a little anxious, and because you just can't get enough of Lill in night vision, looking like she was there when dirt was invented. Lill asks Burton whether he's still thinking of them as the final two, and he freezes. He won't answer her, which in a sense is its own answer. "Okay, you're telling me now that you've had second thoughts," she says. Burton denies it. He tells her that he just doesn't want to think too far ahead. Liar. Lill interviews about this conversation, and she's not fooled by it at all. She accuses Burton again, by the fire, of having second thoughts. "I'm not having thoughts," he protests. Hee hee. That's all right, sweetheart -- you're purty. "I am not going to screw you over," Lill insists. Burton doesn't know what to say to this. He insists in an interview that he's never promised Lill a place in the top two -- only to take her as far as he could, and never to lie to her. Of course, he just did lie to her, considering that he has a plan with Jon for the final two, and he just denied that he was having second thoughts about taking her to the final two. I'm not sure if he's got some way of cutting this all so fine that he's not lying in his own mind, but he's certainly lying in mine. Mind you, I'm not against lying, just self-righteousness. I'm also now trying to think of a good "he can lie in mine any time he wants" joke, but again, it feels a little too easy. I think we would all feel cheap if I went through with it, so let's just move along.