Jeff Probst: One of the hardest things on this show for us to do is to outfox the Survivors. We've done so many twists they predict them all. Every so often we get lucky that's what happens this episode. They think a merge is coming. They may be wrong, for once they actually may be wrong.
Charlie (confessional): I thought there were going to be 10 new buffs in the box and that we were going to be a merged tribe. I just never in a million years predicted it.
Randy: The game has changed once again, enjoy the adventure.
Jeff Probst: There's also one of the most interesting things that's ever happened with an immunity idol happens in this episode and it will leave you scratching your head much the same way you scratched your head when Erik gave up immunity in last season's Survivor, Fans Vs. Favorites. And a big theme begins to emerge and this is one that's going to carry out for the rest of the season and it's good versus bad. There are some people that decide, "you know what, we are good people and one of us should win, they're bad people and they shouldn't." That is a battle that will play out now, the bad, mean, ugly people versus the pretty, nice, good people. Who do you want to win?