Probst tells us that this year, the charity being sponsored by proceeds from the eBay auction is not his Serpentine Project, which can apparently go fuck itself, but Operation Smile, which let Probst into an OR to watch cleft palette surgery. Good times! With that, he gives us a preview of next season's "game-changing twist" that will no doubt suck worse than the Medallion of Power. Yes, it seems that next season, when a player is voted off, he will not be out of the game, but sent to Redemption Island until the next player is voted out, when they'll face off in a "head to head duel." Whoever wins that stays on the stupid island. The loser leaves for real. And then, at some point, the redemption island king (and mark my words, it will be a guy. They are not going to let another Pearl Islands Lill happen, unfortunately) gets to re-enter the game. Probst says this will force players to make new strategies and it's the biggest twist ever, blah blah blah. It sounds like the Real World/Road Rules Challenge to me, and it makes me very sad to see this show ripping off something so crappy and, quite frankly, beneath it.
Probst explains how the game works again just to waste more time that could be spent on talking to the contestants, and, even worse, points out former contestants in the audience to serve as examples while doing so, one of which is goddamn Rupert. And then we randomly cut to a shot of Douche for no reason, although I don't mind seeing him again. Especially after Rob, Li'l Russell, and Rupert, he is a welcome sight. Probst lies that next season will be great and ends the program without letting us hear from Tyrone, Yve, Jill, the other Kelly (of course), or Ben, thus making this one of the worst reunion shows in recent memory. Maybe they should send Probst to Redemption Island and give us a new host who actually cares. Oh, and has better control of his sphincter.