Let's check in with Francesca on Redemption Island, shall we? She gets her luxury item in her treemail, since what else can they really put in treemail? It's a journal, so she writes in it. She interviews that she has no idea what to expect or when the next player will be arriving at camp or how long they'll be there together before they have to do battle. She hopes it's not long, and that the next person to arrive isn't Phillip.
Meanwhile, her former tribe arrive back at camp, their shoulders low in defeat. Also because they know what's coming: a speech from Phillip. "I'll be very brief," he begins, which is a lie. Rob interviews that it was bad enough that they lost, but now they have to "endure" Phillip. Phillip says his tribe "performed gallantryly" and should be proudryly of themselves. Tragicalryly, he says, he fell short and the tribe lost the challenge for them, so he'll understand if the tribe decides to vote him out because of his poor performance. He asks if anyone else would like to step up and say anything. No one does, because that's ridiculous. Rob decides to tell Phillip that he did a good job and the team lost because of the entire team, not just because of one person. He's only saying this so he can run back and interview that they lost the challenge because of Phillip, but he doesn't want to vote him out for it because his new target is Matt. Not because he shook the other team's hands, really, but because Rob saw the gesture as Matt attempting to build bridges with the other tribe that he could use later on after the merge, along with his partnership with Andrea. I'm not sure if Matt is savvy enough to be doing that for strategy purposes, but Rob is savvy enough to know that if he is, he's dangerous and needs to go as soon as possible. Phillip may be insane, but he's good in challenges and swears up and down that he'll be loyal to Rob, so it's in Rob's best interests to keep him around, just like he did Coach two seasons ago.