Filmed: November 29 - December 1, 2008 | Aired: April 30, 2009 | Re-watched: July 12, 2015
Notes: In contrast to the previous episode's inverted winner's edit (with the key move being shown as initiated by Erinn, agreed to by Stephen, and only grudgingly participated in by JT), this one was far more straightforward. And it's fitting that this is also where JT and Stephen's SurvAv scores finally break away from the pack (right before JT runs up the score with his immunity streak).
It was amusing that the traditional coconut chop RC did exactly what it was designed to, and revealed the quiet dominance of the Jalapao three, yet the Timbiras were so deeply divided, they saw exactly what was happening and still couldn't bring themselves to change it. Also, the scene in which Coach and Debbie discussed this, in which Debbie proclaimed she wouldn't be happy going out fifth, or Coach fourth, was delightful in its grim irony (they each end up getting booted one spot earlier).
Presumably, not wanting to vote for Sierra was the only reason Taj and Erinn veered off in odd voting directions (Taj voting for Debbie, Erinn voting for Stephen).
- Sierra received 4 votes, from JT, Stephen, Coach & Debbie (voted out 4-2-1).
- Debbie received 2 votes, from Sierra and Taj.
- Stephen received 1 vote, from Erinn.