The tribe merge finally happens, and this season of Survivor benefits big-time. I've always hated jumping between four different tribes, since it means we don't get to spend as much time with the people before we jump to a new tribe. With two tribes, we get rid of the stupid race gimmick and mix things up a little bit.
Much of the episode focuses on the Aitu tribe, who lose immunity and reward and send its members scrambling to figure out who goes next.
For me, there's nothing more fun than watching people who don't have the numbers heading into Tribal Council scrambling for more votes. In this case, it was Yul, Becky and Jonathan who were looking for people to help them vote out Cecelia. Yul and Becky formed an alliance early and got Jonathan and Candice to join, but after Candice gets sent to Exile Island, it puts Yul and Becky in a tough situation.
I really like Yul and Becky, and while Jonathan succeeds in talking Flicka over to their side, he seems like one of those silver-tongued players who will say anything to get ahead. Whereas Yul's words to Cao Boi seemed genuine, Jonathan's seemed desperate.
Either way, their plan works and Cecilia is eliminated, leaving Ozzy and Sundra at the bottom of the Aitu totem pole.
It was a pretty low-key episode overall, with a LOT of focus on Aitu (nothing wrong with that). Oh, and I guess Parvati is flirting with the guys on her tribe to get her ahead. It's kind of a lame tactic, but hey, there's multiple ways to play the game.