Instead of moving on to Tyrone, Probst skips over to Alina and says she seemed to have a "great time" on the show and was always smiling and laughing, even when she was voted off. Really? Wasn't she really bitter about that? And crying when she was on the jury? Alina says she loved her time on the show, even though she had to spend it with Naonka. Probst cuts her off to say that she and the rest of the contestants are now part of the Survivor "family," which just added a new member and another excuse for Probst to leave the stage full of contestants he clearly hates to talk to someone in the audience.
Yes, Boston Rob is here for more camera time. Probst reminds us that Rob met his wife on the show and says they just had a second child. Carina Rose was born like 10 days ago and looks very cute in the picture. Probst says the story of her delivery is pretty dramatic and asks Rob to tells us about it, but then the Survivor band totally starts to play him off, so Rob has to say very quickly that Amber gave birth ten minutes after they arrived at the hospital. And there's more to that story, but neither Probst nor Rob seem to be able to tell it properly and the producers are clearly frantically waving Probst to go to a commercial. He lets Rob read off the teleprompter so he can probably go off-camera to fart some more.
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.