Ozzy and Brandon head to Redemption Island tree mail and find out that they are heading to the final duel. The winner will return to camp and the loser will go to the jury. Ozzy interviews that he's been eating really well and preparing for this duel. He adds that he's enjoyed his time on Redemption Island and has found out a lot of things about himself. Ozzy has that undereye-circled ashy-skinned scary intensity normally associated with really crazy people. I think he's spent a little TOO much time by himself, if you know what I mean.
Duel time! This is a simple one: hold onto a pole as long as you can. I was trying to fit in a stripper/that's what she said joke but they all seemed too obvious, so let's just pretend I made one and move on, okay? Ozzy and Brandon shimmy up a telephone-pole sized pole that has tiny grooves cut out about every foot or so. They have to just hang on as long as possible with a very narrow foothold. After about twenty minutes, they both look sweaty and pained. The spectators yell out support for Brandon, and of course Probst has to comment on it. After another time cut, they've been up there forty minutes. I don't even know if I could just stay standing for forty minutes straight with little food and in great heat. Ozzy starts to struggle and wants to stretch out his legs. Brandon slips a bit and ends up squeezing the pole with his legs instead of using a toehold. They keep looking at one another, hoping that their opponent will lose it. Brandon gets a look of desperation on his face as he starts to slowly slide down the pole. Ozzy looks incredibly intense but stays near the top of the pole. Brandon gets down to the lowest notch, so if he slips now, he's done. A few moments later, Brandon loses his grip and falls to the ground. He and Ozzy hug stiffly.
Probst tells Brandon that he wore his heart on his sleeve and put it all out there. And despite being eliminated, Probst notes that Brandon looks "jubulant." Uh, that's not a word, Probst. Brandon says that he started the game to win the money, but after about seven days, he had a "heart-to-heart with God." Sophie does what I would do in this situation, and examines her cuticles and looks bored. I don't begrudge anyone their religious experiences; I just don't want to hear about them. Brandon tells his former tribemates that he loves them and hobbles off to the jury. Probst tells Ozzy that he's been an underdog from day one. Well, not really. He wasn't an underdog before the merge. He was the frontrunner, because his tribe loved him. Ozzy promises them that he'll be coming for him harder than ever. That's... an interesting strategy. Sophie interviews that she can only hope that Ozzy fails to win every immunity challenge. You and me both, sister.