4. A web of alliances start to intertwine.
Along with the tribe merge came an overwhelming sense of insecurity for many, which caused different castaways to buddy up before the next Tribal. Neal, Aubry, and Nick joined forces and realized they needed at least six votes to get through to next week. Then there was Debbie, who was trying way too hard by double- and triple-timing people into an alliance with her.
Meanwhile, Jason and Scot welcomed Nick into their circle when they blurted out the news of Tai's Idol. The chiseled personal trainer walked away unimpressed by the duo's overconfidence but decided that keeping them close could ensure an unexpected blindside in their near future.