Thank goodness it was a two hour night because that first hour was a bit unsatisfying with Hali and Michaela thrust into the bottom. Reminded me of the Cambodia merge episode, which was much better to be fair, but it came down to Kass and Ciera as ultimately the majority alliance just wanted to split the votes between them. If you're an Ozzy fan, I understand if you're upset but please do not beg for Ozzy to return a fifth time. He's done his duty for four seasons, he's played more days than anyone else, but it will be a similar result every time: blindsided at or around the merge unless he wins a ridiculous amount of immunity challenges. Props to Tai for winning that one over Ozzy though. Though if anyone were to do it, it would be Tai given he's bested Cydney in a similar endurance challenge. I'm disappointed in Zeke for flipping unnecessarily. That has to be the by far the worst move he's made in his Survivor career, which to be fair includes a few notable blindsides, but still I lost some respect for him as a player. I'm just glad Ozzy was a casualty of his nonsense instead of Cirie.
Props to Debbie for doing a decent job with her extra vote advantage. Technically it was a waste, but it should've been a 6-6 tie if it weren't for Zeke undermining his alliance, so it was a safe bet to use that extra vote. Nevertheless, her advantage use didn't end her game like it did for Dan, Fishbach, and Tai (essentially making him a jury goat in Kaoh Rong). I think Sarah made a decent decision siding with that alliance at least for now, because it gets her in the good graces of players with power and idols and her Nuku alliance will likely be more mad at Zeke than her.
Also, how overpowered is Brad's alliance? Troyzan and Tai combined for 3 idols plus Sierra's legacy advantage. I've enjoyed this season so far but unless Sarah makes a well timed blindside or Brad's alliance wastes an idol or two, this season could get fairly predictable.