For all of Mikey B's confusing scheming to get Chet voted out and avoid the hidden immunity idol in the event it's played, it turns out that Joel's secret scheming was just a little stronger.
Moving back a few steps: we get a pretty even split between the Fans and Favorites this week, and the big news on the Favorites side is that Ozzy and Amanda are very close to one another. Parvati and James are too, but Ozzy and Amanda are caught making out by Jonathan and Cirie, and together, they agree that they should do something to split them up.
That brings me to my next comment: for someone who played a pretty smart game last season, Amanda comes across as incredibly dump right here. She says that she doesn't want people to see her and Ozzy as a duo, and yet, that same night, she starts kissing him in front of the entire camp. The hook-ups this season are already annoying me, mostly because these characters are very interesting without needing to be a duo. It takes away from who each of them are by them hooking up.
After the Favorites win Immunity, we see Mikey organizing Chet's demise in the game. Chet did terrible, sure, but Mikey is just flat-out annoying. Enter Joel, who immediately orchestrates a pretty brilliant blind-side: vote out Mary, Mikey's confidant, and neuter him right from the get-go. Most of the seasons of late have had two individuals making an alliance early on and riding it to the end. No such luck this time: Joel quickly gets everyone to vote out Mary so that Mikey will no longer have control in the game. If Joel can do this and avoid becoming the center of attention, it's a genius move.
Another solid episode to start the Micronesia season. Also, I really did miss watching Ozzy crush everyone at challenges. Watching him beat out his wanna-be competitor was pretty great.