On Redemption Island, Brandon tells Ozzy the circumstances surrounding his ouster. Brandon doesn't hold it against his former tribe; Ozzy thinks he's an idiot. Meanwhile back at camp, Coach gets all fired up about Albert lying to him and in front of the jury.
Redemption Island duel, Ozzy vs. Brandon, is an endurance challenge where they have to hang onto a pole. Like climb a pole like a monkey and then just hang there with a tiny foothold. They're both super intense and there's a ton of muscle cramping, but ultimately Ozzy wins and goes back into the game and Brandon heads to the jury.
Once Ozzy rejoins the tribe, Coach claims he wants to take Ozzy to the finals and claims he will even give him an immunity necklace is he thinks Ozzy is in jeopardy. Coach thinks he's got it wrapped up because he has deals with pretty much every person left.
Immunity Challenge: Hold a handle that makes a board level, and then build a card house on that board to a certain height. So they have to build one-handed and not let the board wobble or their house comes tumbling down. Sophie has a great structure but she runs out of pieces about halfway up. Ozzy gets nearly to the top and runs out of pieces so he has to pretty much start over. Sophie knocks her pieces over and some fall on the ground, so she can't pick them up. She tries to convince Albert to drop his stack and pick up her lost pieces but he refuses, and then Probst tells them that they can't help one another. Way to make up rules on the fly, Probst. They're obviously all focused on making sure Ozzy doesn't win immunity. And then Ozzy wins immunity. Oops.
The scrambling before Tribal Council is comical. First, everyone is going to get rid of Rick. Then they start talking about Sophie. Then Albert and Ozzy team up and Ozzy reveals that Coach made a vow to take Ozzy to the finals. Albert sort of doesn't buy it, but kind of does. Then they go to Tribal. Coach has the idol, and this is his last chance to play it, so everyone has to assume he will. Sophie and Albert make the argument that they have a chance to beat Ozzy in the next Immunity Challenge. Rick's argument is that he WON'T beat Ozzy, so Ozzy should vote with him. Ozzy reveals what Coach told him about their deal, and no one seems that surprised. And then Sophie breaks down and sobs because Ozzy calls her a spoiled brat and claims that everyone thinks so, and she feels personally attacked. The jury seems touched by her emotion. And they vote out Rick, who is useless, so why not?
After Tribal, Coach goes to Ozzy and says, "What was up with spilling the beans at Tribal?" Ozzy claims that he has a hard time trusting people in the game because he's been burned. They reaffirm their desire to go to the end together. Then they head to the Final Immunity Challenge: complete an obstacle course to collect bags of puzzle pieces, and then put the puzzle together. Ozzy gets all of his bags back first, but they all return with their bags before Ozzy even gets one piece completed. But Sophie goes on a monster run of puzzle-putting-together and wins immunity! She beat Ozzy! Yay!
After the challenge, Ozzy makes his best argument to Coach to keep him around, and he hits all of Coach's honor and warrior buttons. At Tribal, Ozzy points out that they could tie the vote and pit him against Albert in a fire-making tie-breaker. Coach is like, "Nope!" and Ozzy gets voted out for his third and final time this season. Guess it's back to porn for him!
Albert's argument is, "You guys are awesome!" Sophie's argument is, "I deserve to win and I will list the ways logically." Coach's argument is, "I was an asshole last time I played, and I tried not to be one this time."
Then it's time for the jury questions. Ozzy wants Coach to admit that he played with less than honor and integrity, and Coach does. Jim wants to know why Albert thinks he should win over the others. Albert says that he carried Coach deep into the game, and that Sophie had a terrible social game. Dawn wants to know more about Sophie's strategy. Sophie says that she aligned with Coach because she knew he would be loyal, much like the young girls that many male winners have used to get to the end. She calls Coach a young girl!
Rick is SUPER BITTER and calls Albert out for his God bullshit in manipulating Brandon. Brandon tries to get Albert to admit that he knew Brandon was going home when he gave up his immunity necklace. Albert won't, but his answer makes it pretty obvious that he kind of did. Whitney tells Albert that he's a weasel and Coach that he used religion to bully people, and tells Sophie that she's kind of a bitch. Sophie emotionally admits that social skills are not her best quality. Edna tells her fellow jury that it's the nature of the game that they might get duped, and they all got duped, and they need to get over it. During Keith's question, Sophie busts out that they staged the discovery of the Hidden Immunity Idol, shocking Brandon. I was wondering when that was going to come out. Coach's final speech, in response to Cochran's question, is basically, "I suck and everyone hates me, and I'm terrible at strategy." That's convince 'em, Coach!
Final vote: Sophie wins 5-3. Next up: reunion.
Previously on Survivor: Coach and Ozzy returned. Were there tons of people clamoring for more returning players? Like now that Boston Rob won, I'm kind of done with returning players. I can't think of anyone I want to see again. Anyway, Ozzy's tribe was thrilled to have him, but Coach's tribe was less excited. And yet, Coach made an alliance on the first night with Brandon, Sophie, Albert, and Rick, and he also found the Hidden Immunity Idol. Ozzy volunteered to go to Redemption Island, and his gamble paid off when he won the duel and returned in time for a merge with the two tribes having even numbers. Except then Cochran flipped, and the former Savaii members were picked off one by one. Ozzy kept winning duels and stayed on Redemption Island, and the one time he was able to make contact, Coach made a finals alliance with him. By the end, the original first night alliance of five was the final five. Brandon gave up his Immunity Necklace to Albert and got voted out like a dummy. The final duel will be Ozzy vs. Brandon, with the winner returning to the game to duke it out to the finals.
So now that we're all caught up, let's head to Redemption Island for Brandon's arrival. Brandon tells Ozzy that he got blindsided (well, sort of), and then interviews that he forgives Albert and he loves him anyway. Brandon tells Ozzy what really happened, with giving up his necklace, and Ozzy interviews that Brandon didn't get blindsided at all, and he made a really dumb move. I actually am on Ozzy's side for once as he says that Brandon is playing "a blind faith game" and he's playing as if he's playing with God, when he's actually playing with "human beings that are greedy and want that money."
The remains of Te Tuna return to camp. Sophie interviews that Tribal Council was crazy and fantastic, and she thinks it was great that Albert didn't give Brandon back his necklace in front of the jury, because it looked bad. Albert tells Coach and Sophie that he honestly didn't know that Brandon was going home, or he would have given the necklace back. Coach gives him the, "Al-beeeeeeert?" Like, "Seriously, dude? Are you really trying to play it that way?" Coach interviews angrily that he's sick of people lying and acting holier-than-thou and hamming it up for the jury. Because Coach has never lied, or acted holier-than-thou or hammed it up for the jury? Oh, wait. He's done all of those things. Coach kind of loses it on Albert and says that he won't be made a fool of, because it's happened too many times in this game. Coach is getting REALLY worked up over something that is not THAT big of a deal. I think Coach is realizing that his world is crumbling. Albert interviews that today was humbling and he needs to repair his alliance and get back in good standing with his tribe. Good luck with that, dude. Maybe you could do the laundry. Also, where is invisible Rick during this whole conversation?