This episode deserves an 8.5 solely for the look on everyone's face as Jamie pulls out what she thinks is an Immunity Idol.
Backing up a little bit: the tribes finally merge, and it's clear right off the bat that Fei Long still has absolute control. No matter how much the editors attempt to make us believe that people are wavering within the Fei Long tribe, it's clear Todd and Amanda have absolute control over everything. For one, James has both hidden idols, and as a result, is strengthening Todd and Amanda's standing in the game.
At this point, the crux of the season's drama is on Courtney, and whether or not she'll stick with Fei Long. Todd wants to play Jean-Robert and keep him around only until the Zhan Hu members are gone. Jean-Robert threatens to withhold his vote for Todd if he makes the jury and Todd makes it to the end, but something tells me that Todd will find a way to place the blame on someone else's shoulder. Either that, or he really doesn't care.
The best part of the episode comes down to Tribal Council. To recap: James has the two hidden idols, while Jamie has a piece of wood that she believes is an idol. We get a scene earlier in the episode with James laughing hysterically, wishing that Jamie will play the idol so she can be bamboozled. James gets his wish. As Jeff is about to read the votes, Jamie hands the wood to Jeff. Jeff looks at it, claims it isn't an idol, and throws it into the fire.
Hilarious, and judging by some of the snickers from the players, they found it funny too. I wonder if Jamie kept her eyes on who was laughing, because she's officially the first member of the jury. A nice cap on a pretty interesting episode.