Jeff Probst brings us to date, and we revisit the vote at tribal council that saw Tony get four votes and Morgan get the boot with six. Tony sort of loses it, and says they voted off Morgan because she didn't deserve to be there, and he does, so he can't understand why anyone would vote for him?
We think Tony is smoking the coconut.
In the morning, LJ and Trisha talk about Tony's paranoia and his anger. Trish says Tony's brain spins all of the time and she just hopes he doesn't do something stupid.
Speaking of stupid, Tony is still running at top speed. LJ is on Tony's side, but Tony wants to force LJ to turn against Woo as some sort of show of faith that LJ is thinking right. Except, wait for it, Tony's real plan is to turn everyone against LJ by showing that he can't be trusted because he wants to turn on Woo.
Our head hurts.
Treemail arrives and they learn that the next reward challenge will be a spa day. Tony is scared. He thinks people may strategize and come up with plans as they relax, so if anyone's going to do that, it has to be him.
Three teams of three will compete. The tasks include throwing a rope to hook a hoop and release sandbags. Then the bags must be thrown through a rope tunnel, and finally, one member of the team has to bounce the bags off a trampoline into containers. Winning team gets a shower, shampoo, massage, food and relaxation.
Jeremiah quickly snags the hoop to release the sandbags, and he also throws them through the tunnel. Tony bounces the bags on the trampoline and gets it done for the team. He, Jeremiah and Spencer head off for the reward, where Tony decides to talk to them about blindsiding LJ. When he sees an opportunity, he takes it. Let's just hope it doesn't occur to him that while he's strategizing with two players, the other seven could be plotting against him. We know we would be.
Back at camp, Woo is daydreaming about the spa day, but instead he'll be tending the fire and eating a plate of rice, but thank goodness Tony is there, defending Woo and the alliance. In fact, everyone is confident that Tony and the alliance is tight. LJ knows that Tony wouldn't turn on him. Heck, Tony played his idol to save LJ, and LJ returned the favor, although in the end it hadn't mattered at all because neither of them got a vote.
Meanwhile, Tony is floating the idea that Jeremiah and Spencer could see a shift in power. He's not saying he'll need them today, or even tomorrow, but he promises to keep them around. And in a pretty good imitation of the Godfather, he hints that he could come to them sometime in the future for a favor.
Spencer doesn't trust him, but he's going to tell Tony that he does, 100 percent. Jeremiah also is uncertain, but he's just happy that he might not be going home for a while -- that and he got to take a shower and eat a lot of food.
Back at camp, Tasha wants to talk to LJ about her theory that Tony is going to pick him off. LJ is willing to listen, but he's afraid to upset Tony by leaving camp to talk with her, so he doesn't show up for the secret meeting. No need, in his mind. He's comfortable with his alliance.
As they head off to the challenge, Tony tells the camera that if LJ doesn't win immunity, he just may be headed home tonight.
The challenge is one of memory. Survivors are shown a series of colored tiles, and they then must repeat the pattern. Trish is out with the second tile, Woo is out with the third. It eventually comes down to LJ, Tasha and Tony. And Tasha wins immunity.
LJ says that all they need to do is stick to the plan, split the vote between Spencer and Jeremiah, and they will golden. Could someone cue the horns of foreshadowing?
The power alliance discusses the plan, which is to split the vote. Jefra, Trish and Kass will vote for Jeremiah; Tony, LJ and Woo will vote for Spencer. No one is going to flip at this point in the game, right? LJ says Tony is paranoid about people having hidden idols, but there's no need to worry about one of them turning because they all did a pinkie swear to stay together.
Tony begins to work his evil. He tells Woo that LJ wants to blindside him, so maybe they should vote off LJ. Woo totally believes him because hey, Tony is his closest ally and Tony's got his back.
Tony then goes to Spencer and tells him of LJ's nonexistent plot against Woo, and so all Spencer and Jeremiah need to do is vote for LJ.
Spencer and Jeremiah are happy because if the alliance starts picking off its members then they won't be voting them off.
Tony goes to Trish, and tells her a completely different story than she heard from LJ about Woo. Trish thinks LJ could be up to something, but so could Tony. She wants to keep the six strong. So does Kass. It's too early to make a move.
Tony appears to have second thoughts because if he votes LJ off, then the others might be mad at him. He may have to vote off Jeremiah or Spencer after all.
Probst asks if Kass has any empathy for the three people who used to be in her alliance, and who now find themselves on the outs. It's just a game, she says. Meanwhile, Tony says he brought his "bag of tricks" with him and that we might see what is in that bag.
Tasha says that's good to hear. It indicates there is a crack in the alliance.
Tony again says he's in construction and you have to be on your guard because if you turn your back, someone takes your tools.
Woo again says that the six are strong, and that it's time to take out the bottom three, not break up the alliance. Spencer says that if you think you're safe, you may not be.
And it's time to vote. Probst asks for hidden immunity idols, but Spencer doesn't play his, and in yet another blindside, LJ gets the boot with five votes (Jeremiah got three, Spencer got one).
Next time: Tony is on a mission, which involves spying; and Woo falls from a tree.