Probst moves onto Jason, saying his fake idol led to one of the greatest lines ever on Survivor: "It's just a bleeping stick!" Eliza repeats. Probst asks Eliza what she was thinking when she first saw that fake idol. Again, I'm pretty sure we saw this on the show, so why go into it again? But Eliza says that she knew it wasn't real immediately and thought Jason was playing a cruel trick on her until she stormed onto the beach to yell at him and realized that he thought the "stick with a face on it" was real. "And I knew I was done," Eliza concludes.
Probst turns to Jason, telling him "we adore you" -- that had better be the royal we, because I certainly don't adore Jason -- but that "we" couldn't understand how Jason let himself get voted out exactly the same way as Ozzy. And this despite making a huge blunder thinking the fake idol was real and seeing Ozzy get voted off while holding the real idol, and then finally getting a real idol himself. Unlike Erik, Jason has cut his hair. Into a girly bob. Still, it's definitely an improvement. He's almost cute now. Jason says he suffered from a lack of logical thinking and has no other excuse. He did wind up with a souvenir, though, and he pulls the now-useless immunity idol out of his pocket and says it serves as a reminder of his mistakes so he hopefully won't make any more. I have a feeling he will, though.
Probst asks James how happy he is to have people in his Stupid Immunity Idol Holders club with him. He certainly looks it. Probst says that, as dumb as Ozzy and Jason were, they "pale in comparison" to Erik the super-fan. "Dumbest move ever? Perhaps!" Probst says, while the cast and crowd break into sympathetic "awwws." "It's true!" Probst shrugs. Don't you sell him your sympathy, because he ain't buying it! And they go to break.
To play us back, there's a montage of all the "favorites" being trotted out for the "fans" in the very beginning of the season. Alexis says that it's challenging to play against the "favorites," since they've done this before, but the "fans" also have an advantage in that they know the "favorites'" game. Unless, of course, they aren't "fans" at all and have never seen the show before but were cast because the casting people thought they were hot. Probst asks Jonathan if the "favorites" had an advantage over the "fans" this season. Jonathan says they absolutely did, and at one point the "favorites" figured out that they had a year's worth of days in this game between them. So they were shelter-building, food-catching, cave-finding, fire-starting machines. I'm not exactly sure how being on this show before would make one better at finding caves, but I'll give him the other points. "They couldn't catch us, honestly," Jonathan says. Eh -- I went back and read some recaps of the beginning of the season and it looks like things were pretty even until Joel basically destroyed his team by insisting on taking out Mary and Mikey instead of the people who were losing the challenges for them. Probst asks Yau-Man about the disadvantages of being a "favorite." Yau-Man says that the "fans" know them and how they play, while the "favorites" have no idea who the "fans" are. Probst rather meanly asks Yau-Man if that's why he's sitting all the way at the end, and Yau-Man says he'll take any excuse. And that's all we'll hear from Yau-Man tonight, so I hope you enjoyed it, Yau-Fans!