The Final Three burn Galu's shelter down and set off for the Final Tribal Council. Li'l Russell interviews that if Mick or Natalie beat him, it would be "a shame" and "wouldn't make any sense" because he played this game better, strategically, than anyone else this season and perhaps in the history of the show. This season? Sure, but it's not like he had any competition. But in the history of the show? Whether he wins or not, no way. He made deals with people he knew he'd betray that he didn't even have to make at all (Brett, lying to Jaison at the end) and then sent them to the jury where they'd have a chance to vote against him winning the million dollars. He "strategically" told everyone that he was a millionaire and that he had the immunity idol -- twice! And then again to John a THIRD TIME! You can't be the best strategic player in the history of this game if you can't keep your mouth shut. "I've accomplished the impossible out here all by myself," he says. Meanwhile, just last season a tribe of just three people managed to overthrow a majority tribe post-merge by using a similar technique to Li'l Russell's ... except they did it first (and others did it before them in even earlier seasons), so Foa Foa's four-way minority alliance triumph really isn't all that special. Li'l Russell says he's going to go into this Tribal Council, make a great speech, and win it all.
The Final Three arrive at the Final Tribal Council. Final Probst calls in the Final Jury. Laura feels the need to grab onto Erik's upper thigh as she sits beside him. Shambo, on the other hand, "flirts" with Li'l Russell by pointing her finger-guns at him with a huge smile. The Native Chanters trail off with some sinister giggles that kind of undermine the seriousness of the event as Probst congratulates Natalie, Mick and Li'l Russell on getting this far in the game and says their fate now lies in the hands of the people they voted off. And, he points out, all three jury members voted out every single person on the jury, a rare occurrence in this game. But only one of them made promises he didn't intend to keep to most of those jurors. The same guy who had the immunity idol that got rid of Kelly and then rubbed everyone's faces in his third immunity idol that he then never played. So as much as Probst (and Li'l Russell, no doubt) would love to believe that all three are equally complicit in this and thus no one contestant should be the focus of the jury's bitterness, that's not true.