Foa Foa arrives at Tribal Council, where Probst goes over "the dismal facts." Hey, remember when he used to rip sucky tribes apart at Tribal Council for losing so much? You know, back when his favorite player of all time wasn't on one of those tribes? Now that Li'l Russell is the second coming of Jesus Christ, we're going to sugarcoat the fact that he can't lead his tribe to a victory to save his life. "One of the worst overall performances of any tribe in the history of the game," Probst sums up with little venom. Compare that to what he used to say to Fang in Gabon after just three challenges, one of which Fang won! Ridiculous. He asks Natalie how the tribe is feeling these days. Natalie says they're trying to stay positive because negativity isn't going to help them. Well, positivity doesn't seem to be helping them much either. Li'l Russell agrees that he wakes up every morning anticipating that this will be the day his tribe's luck turns around. And then he goes off with his walking stick and does 9,134,323,453,246,532 interviews about how awesome he is and how stupid and useless his tribemates are. He says when the merge happens, Foa Foa will outwit Galu. Or rather, he says that he, Li'l Russell, will outwit all of Galu.
Probst asks Liz if she trusts her tribemates going into a merge. She says she does. Probst asks Mick the same question, and he has the same answer, adding that they may have sucked out loud at the challenges in this game, but they still have to play the "social game" going into a merge, and trust will play a huge role in their success there. Probst asks Li'l Russell if this closeness with his tribemates makes it hard to vote one of them out tonight. Li'l Russell says it does, and since this is Tribal Council, they can't cut to an interview of him patting himself on the back for lying to Probst like that. He promises that this game will change once the merge happens. Yes, it will. We will no longer be able to cut to Galu to get away from Li'l Russell for even a minute or two. It will be ALL LI'L RUSSELL ALL THE TIME. I can't wait.