After getting rid of dead weight NaOnka and Purple Kelly -- or as Jeff Probst snidely called them "our two quitters" - we're left with seven contestants who are fiercely playing the game. (Well, scratch that. We have six contestants fiercely playing the game and one, Dan, who merely relaxes around camp when he's not failing miserably at challenges. Tell me again why he's still here?)
The battle lines seem clearly drawn between the trio of Dan, Fabio and Benry and the threesome of Holly and our two North Carolinians, Chase Rice and Jane Bright. The odd man out is Sash, but he's not dejected. He thinks he's in the position of kingmaker and that both factions need to cater to him. At one point, he even tells us he's already counting his $1 million in winnings. (You wonder whether Sash, a New York real estate agent, has actually tried to sell a client the Brooklyn Bridge at some point.)
Also, Chase continues the wishy-washy play he's exhibited all season -- making a decision, then immediately regretting it. Jane tears up as she loses a friend. And the final vote completely blindsides someone.