Once again, he does not jetski to LA or jump out of a plane or fire up the zeppelin or anything cool like that. He just walks through the jungle before emerging from the fake one on the LA live set to the cheers of the studio audience. And there are Mick, Natalie and Li'l Russell, now looking non-emaciated (well, Li'l Russell never looked emaciated, but you know what I mean). Mick and Natalie look good, if slightly bigger than they were when they first came on the show, while Li'l Russell is wearing a shirt that is too small for him. How can a shirt be too small for Li'l Russell? He must have bought it in the toddler section or something. Probst orders the audience to sit down and shut up and says all the contestants endured a "very, very tough season" and should be applauded for that. Well, except for Jeffrey Tambor and Dead Russell who could not, in the end, endure the tough season.
Probst gets down to it. He reminds us all that while Mick, Natalie and Li'l Russell played the game well enough to make it to the Final Three, they still need the votes of the jury to win. And now... the votes. We are seconds away from Li'l Russell winning and telling us all how awesome he is. I can't stand it. Natalie gets the first vote from Erik, followed by the vote for Li'l Russell from Shambo. He doesn't even smile when he sees the vote. He is focused and nervous. Natalie gets a second vote. Li'l Russell gets a second vote. Then Mick gets all the rest and wins! No, not really. He didn't get any votes. He'll have to fall back on being a doctor to make his millions now. Natalie gets a third vote. And then she gets a fourth! She needs just one more to win, so we know all the rest of the votes will be for Li'l Russell. Probst pulls the next vote out and announces we have a winner. Holy crap, it's Natalie! She's surprised but fairly composed. She hugs both Mick and Li'l Russell, then heads for the audience and embraces a guy I'm assuming is her boyfriend.