OK, maybe this just shows that I have too much time on my hands, but I've noticed something about the opening sequence of the show...for Yaxha anyway!
If you watch the opening montage of the Original Yaxha members (Gary, Brianna, Rafe, Amy, Jamie, Morgan, Stephenie, Lydia, and Brian...in sequence) it seems as if the tribe is divided into three groups by the way their photos are presented--NOT the "active" moving shots of them in the game, but their face shots!
The photos of Brianna and Morgan--the two evicted pre-Episode 4 shakeup--are BOTH shown with the camera just panning over their face-pics (i.e. no sudden close up or change in clarity/focus) from a maintained distance. Thus THEY are grouped together ("The First to Fall").
The photos of Gary, Amy and Brian--those chosen to stay with Yaxha after the mixup in Episode 4--are ALL shown from a distance and then in a close-up (i.e. the camera zeroes in on their face shots from a distance...far to close-up). Thus THEY are grouped together ("The Outnumbered Unfortunates").
The photos of Rafe, Jamie, Stephenie and Lydia--those shunted over to Nakum on Episode 4--are ALL shown going in and out of focus. Thus THEY are grouped together ("The Alliance of Former Yaxhas").
This treatment/presentation of their photos cannot be simply accidental! It doesn't really tell us anything post-merge...other than to perhaps hint that the "Alliance" grouping might be the only ones to make it that far? Had anyone else noticed this? Maybe I just need to get out more...