Tribal council. Jeff settles everyone in, and then brings in the jury. As Jeff tells everyone that the jury is only there to observe, Nate and Parvati wink at each other. Which I think is just what Jeff just told them not to do. Jeff starts with the auction, asking Becky about sending Candice to Exile Island. Becky calls Candice "the fiercest competitor" and, for that reason, "the obvious choice." Jeff asks Candice about keeping a smile on her face, and she gives a fairly bland speech about loving the game, and highs and lows, and blahs and more blahs.
Ozzy is asked what he did after the challenge, and Ozzy says that he went out looking for firewood and Jonathan went fishing. Oh, and Candice, Adam, and Parvati went into the tent to sit around on their asses and do nothing. And then, of course, there was this "huge ordeal" over the eating business. "Not sharing the fish," Candice corrects him snottily. Parvati explains that the issue was not "inviting us to dinner." Parvati, asked for her side of the story, says that of course, since she, Adam, and Candice know that they're on the outs, they sat around and didn't do any work. This follows logically somehow, I'm sure. She says that, therefore, Jonathan didn't want to share the fish. Adam, of course, says that it was only Jonathan who had a problem. He doesn't know what Ozzy said, of course. Asked whether he and Jonathan aren't speaking, Adam says he doesn't "really care for Jonathan." Over on the jury, Nate makes his first of several idiot maneuvers when he pumps his fists like saying you don't like someone is some kind of...moral victory? Winning one for the team? Whatever.
Parvati says that, as Jonathan becomes more "comfortable," his "true colors" are showing more: "It just shows the level of immaturity. I'm half his age, and I'm twice as mature as he is," she says. HA HA HA HA! Man, that girl is a Borat-like comic genius doing some kind of meta Teri Garr, or else she is among the biggest twits this show has ever seen, which is really saying something. My favorite part is how Nate scrunches up his face and nods really hard over on the jury, like he's passing a broken Christmas ornament. Jonathan really isn't all that upset by this: "I understand that you guys are hurt or disappointed or whatever, but if you have five people working, and you have three people who don't do any work, at what point does [sic] the five people who are working and the three people who are basically waiting for the dinner bell so that they can get fed, you know, when is that not appropriate?" Yep, I think he about covered it. Candice doesn't want to talk about it in those terms, for obvious reasons, so she insists that it's "an arrogance thing," where Aitu and Jonathan know that the Rarovians are at a disadvantage, so they're refusing to feed them because they can. This is a perfect example, of course, of someone who makes a ridiculous accusation about how someone else is behaving in a situation for the simple reason that that's what they would do. It's so often true that the person who's throwing an accusation at you that has nothing to do with your behavior is doing it because if they were in your situation, it's exactly how they would behave. If Candice were up in numbers, she'd be sticking it to the people she didn't like. By which I mean...when Candice was up in numbers, she did enjoy sticking it to the people she didn't like. So she assumes that this is how everyone else acts. It's kind of funny, though a little sad.