The Aitu four stand around, still in night vision, sort of shocked that they actually got that plan to work. Sundra clearly enjoyed the shock on the faces of Adam, Parvati, and Candice. And presumably Nate, too, as he took the long walk. "Congrats, we worked for it," says Yul to the group, and he's right. They killed themselves in challenges to stay around this long, and...look what happened! Yul interviews that he wasn't sure what Jonathan was going to do until he actually did it, so it was a huge relief. He also adds that this was what he wanted to do with the idol from the time he found it: he wanted to find a time to use it where it would really make a difference. (Unlike, say, Terry last season, who admittedly didn't need it because he kept winning immunity, but still.) And I would argue that Yul did accomplish what he set out to in that regard. "And it worked," he adds with some disbelief.
Now, around the fire, the dejected Raro-ites are taking the usual approach of recasting their disappointment and frustration as moral outrage. "You've pissed everyone in this game off," Parvati lectures Jonathan, with this affected calm that's intended to convey that she's now going to tell him how it's going to be for him. "So I hope you're happy with second place," she adds, apparently on the theory that if he had stayed with Raro, they were not at all going to vote him off in fifth place. Not at all! Also, she is implying here, I guess, that he has lost votes he would have received from jurors -- presumably Nate, herself, Adam, and Candice, all of whom are, you will recall, famous for balling up their fists in interviews and barely containing their excitement at having the opportunity to vote for Jonathan. Until now. "I just think that you played yourself out tonight," says Parvati with this bizarre and patronizing sadness. "And I'm so disappointed." Wait, aren't there prerequisites for disappointment anymore? Like...expectations? Or...the right to have expectations? Is she implying that she's been composing letters of recommendation for Jonathan in her head, and now she will never get to write them? "It's vile to me," says Parvati. "It makes me-- I feel sick to my stomach." I think that's actually from watching Adam and Candice snuggle, and she doesn't realize it. In her night-vision interview, Parvati says that she felt "nausea" at tribal council: "All I wanted to do was take Jonathan's face and just throw up all over it."
Before we get too far into this, can I just...what? Seriously, what? Because...what is the difference between what Jonathan just did to them, which they find a moral outrage, and what Jonathan did to Aitu about ten minutes ago when he mutinied, which they think was fine? Furthermore, how is it different from what Candice did when she told Yul and company over at Aitu that she was going to the end with them, while acknowledging that she was just waiting to flip when they merged and get back with Adam and Parvati? How is this different from either of those things? How can Jonathan be a rat and Candice not be a lady rat? It doesn't make a lick of sense to me. When he was a rat for them, and he was going to vote with them against Yul -- his former ally -- that was fine. But being a rat for the other team...do you see what I'm saying? It's...I don't understand why Jonathan didn't just say this to them immediately, you know?