John takes a look and totally wants to keep it. Ozzy says he "might" just give it to him, and John's eyes light up. Sure enough, Ozzy announces that he's "kinda thinking" of asking them to vote him to Redemption. Jim asks John what he thinks about this. Gosh, I don't know, Jim. Probably really, really excited? Or that Jesus does not love Upolu so much as he loves John, because this is a freaking miracle. John interviews that he was quite pleased with Ozzy's decision, while, in the background, heroic music plays. Keith and the blonde girl aren't so thrilled about this, but they can suck it since it was their votes for Dawn that sent Elyse home and I think are why Ozzy is doing this now.
Keith gives a rare interview and says that if Ozzy is voted out and the merge doesn't happen as soon as they've all decided it will, then they're really screwed. Not only will they be stuck with John still, but they also won't have Ozzy. Fair point, Keith. Jim says basically the same thing in another interview, and the tribe leaves for Tribal Council.
As usual, Probst opens with Ozzy, asking him about his post-challenge temper tantrum and if there was any "finger-pointing" when they all got back to camp. Ozzy laughs that there sure was, and John was the subject of most of it. Probst asks John to explain himself, and John says that Dawn and Keith tangled the rope and he "panicked" and didn't know what to do. Uh... un-tangle it? I don't want to side with Ozzy here, but it's really not that hard. "I remember ... uh ... looking up at Jim," John says, like he's recounting war memories and not something that happened yesterday and is really not that big a deal in the grand scheme of life. John says it was his "worst nightmare" and he was humiliated.
Probst asks Jim what happened, since John's memory has blanks due to the trauma of not doing very well in a challenge. Jim says John basically threw his hands up at one point and just stared at Jim helplessly. Probst asks John if this kind of thing happens to him often. John claims that he's usually "calm, cool, and collected," but once again, this was a "new experience" for him and he clearly cannot handle new experiences. And then he says that the tribe believes they're merging tomorrow because it's "historical precedent" on the show. I've seen some historical precedent where everyone thinks a merge is going to happen and acts accordingly, only to get screwed over when it doesn't. Has John seen those seasons? Maybe he should. He adds that they're hoping Redemption Island will "work in [their] favor" and give them even numbers again, assuming the merge does happen and the person on Redemption Island returns to the game at that point.