Probst asks a scowling Mick how he feels about what Li'l Russell just said. Mick says Li'l Russell is making a "pretty good case," although it's not one that he agrees with because it totally screws him over. He points out that if Brett goes in front of the jury, he wins the million dollars. Natalie says she's not surprised at what Li'l Russell said, then makes sure to point out that it would be a dumb move, strategically, not to get rid of Brett. Probst asks Brett if he's sensing some worry from Mick and Natalie. Brett says that if Li'l Russell is sincere in wanting to go up against the best, then they should be worried. And, of course, he thinks that if Li'l Russell voted to keep Brett in the game, he would earn the jury's respect. With that, it's time to vote.
Mick votes for Brett with kind words, as does Natalie. Probst returns with the urn and reads the votes. One for Brett. One for Mick. Laura grins as if Brett has a chance. Two for Brett. And then, three for Brett. "Nice," Mick whispers to Li'l Russell. He sounds kind of sarcastic there, but I think he was sincerely relieved. Probst extinguishes Brett's torch, and he says, "Good game, guys. Thanks for the adventure." He probably is a legitimately nice guy. But not cut out for this game. Or anything on camera. He leaves, and Probst says the Final Three have gone as far as they can in this game, and now it's in the hands of the jury. Shambo gives Li'l Russell a look that I can't decipher. As the Final Three stand to go, Erik whispers, "Wow. They did it."
For his good-bye speech, Brett tries to focus on the positive once more, saying he's happy to be the last Galu standing and proud of how far he made it in the game. "I went out on my own accord, to some degree," he concludes. Yes, think about that. Don't think about how you also lost a million dollars on your own accord.
Hooray! It's Day 39! Li'l Russell sharpens a machete while Mick and Natalie look forward to cleaning their teeth and hair, respectively. The three walk to treemail, and of course Natalie greets the sight of the Final Three feast with an "oh my word." Mick starts eating immediately. Back at camp, they prepare the feast. They toast their success with mimosas. "May the best man win," Li'l Russell says, that certain it'll be a man. A tiny man, but a man nonetheless. He interviews that he said from Day 1 he was going to get here, and he did. Okay, but everyone says that on Day 1. Obviously, a few will be correct and most will not. He says he also "brought" Mick and Natalie here with him. While they attempt to prepare omelettes, Li'l Russell decides to play jury and ask them how they'll respond to allegations that Li'l Russell carried them the entire way. "They're gonna say, 'you couldn't have made it without Russell.' What you gonna say?" Natalie shrugs and says it's in "God's hands" now, and she'll win if she's meant to win and lose if she isn't. Either way, she'll be happy to have made it to the end. "You ain't been thinking about your speech too much, then," Li'l Russell laughs at her, truly believing that Natalie is telling him the absolute truth. Natalie points out that she aligned with the right person on the first day, so there's a point for her. "Oh, so you're saying you set up the alliance?" Li'l Russell asks. "If you want second place, you have to do better than that." Because he thinks he's a lock for first and is just trying to do Natalie a solid and give her second.