A week after Lisi is voted out, the tribes merge, but in a very convoluted and strange way. Basically, the tribes meet up at Exile Island to learn about the merge, and while they're gone, their camp at Moto is torn apart and removed, meaning when they return, they have to start over again. For people like Earl and Michelle, this is the third time they've had to do this. For others, like Boo and Cassandra, it's their first experience of classic Survivor gameplay. It's a cool twist and makes for a wake-up call.
I also enjoyed watching Alex, Mookie and Edgardo actually play the game of Survivor and attempt to create discontent among other players. In a way, Earl and Yau Man are controlling things on one end, and Alex/Edgardo/Mookie are controlling things on the other. There are players stuck in the middle, like Stacy and Dreamz, who are sided with people but can easily switch. At one point, Mookie tells Dreamz about the hidden immunity idol he found, and Alex immediately freaks out. It shows exactly where Dreamz stands in their hierarchy.
In the end, the attempts to create discontent are for naught, because the immunity challenge splits the ten remaining players into two tribes of five. The winning team, which features Earl and Yau Man, wins Immunity, but Michelle (who has been Earl's spy, in some ways) is stuck on the losing tribe. As a result, she's voted out, leaving Earl and Yau Man's alliance a little weaker. However, there are still plenty of potential floppers to exploit.
Season 14 is starting to ramp up a little bit. I still think the beginning was extraordinarily misguided and resulted in me not caring about half of the people in the game, but we're at the point where things are likely to get interesting, especially with two hidden immunity idols floating around.