Probst asks Li'l Russell if his mistake was who he brought to the Final Three. Would he have won the game if he'd brought Jaison and Shambo instead? Li'l Russell admits that he wonders that himself. Well, I guess his strategic game wasn't that great after all, then, was it? Probst does that stupid thing where he asks the jury how they would have voted if Jaison and Shambo were in the Final Three, as if these results really mean anything. Li'l Russell gets most of the votes, but this is also after the contestants have gotten a chance to see the show and without Jaison getting a chance to speak and answer questions. I'm pretty sure he would have blown Li'l Russell and Shambo out of the water and taken it. "You made the wrong choice," Probst says. Um, it wasn't Li'l Russell's "choice" to make. There were other people voting, too. I doubt they would have gone against Li'l Russell's wishes, but you never know.
Li'l Russell says he has a question for Natalie. A proposal? Isn't he already married? Oh, wait -- this is just more camera hoggery. He says he wants the title of "sole Survivor" and will pay her $10,000 for it. He wants Probst to say it and have it written down somehow. I don't think Natalie gets a signed paper calling her the sole Survivor either, so whatever. Natalie doesn't answer, so Probst claims that this "brings up an interesting question," which it really doesn't. He turns to Erik and asks him if Li'l Russell is a better player than Natalie despite the fact that she won, saying he "dominated the game with big, bold moves." I would like point out that big, bold moves do not necessarily make you a better player in this game. Especially since they're part of the reason why Li'l Russell LOST it. I mean, Sugar made lots of "big, bold moves" in her season and no one is calling her one of this show's greatest players. Well, except for me. I thought she was awesome, engineering almost everyone's ouster at the end, always surprising both her tribemates and the audience because she never cared if those moves were advantageous to her position because she hated reality shows anyway, and then showing up at the Reunion looking amazing. Also, let's talk about another player who made "big, bold moves" and actually won: Chris from Season 9. Probst gave him no credit whatsoever because he was dating one of the contestants Chris screwed over on his way to the top, but Chris was awesome from Day 1. He went into a merge as a member of a minority alliance that dwindled down to just himself and still managed to win. And unlike Li'l Russell, he went into the Final Tribal Council knowing exactly who the jurors were and what he had to do to win them over: apologize, grovel, and let them all feel superior to him.