Unsurprisingly, things aren't going quite as well at Savaii. Ozzy is still furious, saying that the challenge was a "disaster" that they could - and should - have won. John tells the group to feel free to vent their frustrations with him, as if they weren't already doing that. "What was so difficult?" Ozzy asks. John interviews that he felt like a "new level" of outcast with his tribe that night, then tells Keith, again, to feel free to vent at him. Keith says "it's not about venting - it's about who's going to Redemption Island." Ouch. Ozzy says they should "decide" that as a group, still not putting his own name forward for it as promised, and John realizes that he is screwed. Sure enough, Ozzy comes out with "I hate to say it, Cochran, but you lost it for us." John says he'll do whatever they want him to and that he feels "horrible." Why doesn't he try to defend himself or something? Anything? This "blame me! I'll get better!" act is so old. Even Dawn can't take it anymore.
Ozzy says that sending John to Redemption Island is a "risky move," but sending Ozzy himself there is even riskier. And since John has now apparently volunteered himself to go to Redemption, Ozzy thinks it would be a good way for John to "redeem himself." Yeah, and a great way for Ozzy to not have to fulfill the stupid promise he made earlier. So now, the group sits around telling John that this is in his best interests and he just needs to believe in himself. John should just tell them to go fuck themselves at this point, but instead he just thanks them for their "words of encouragement," only for Dawn to cut him off to talk about the importance of redemption again. John concludes in an interview that instead of sending Ozzy to Redemption as their "Trojan Horse," they're sending John, the "Court Jester," who has no hope of beating Christine. Well, not with that attitude, he doesn't! And back around the campfire, Ozzy tells John to "feel it in [his] heart" that he can win with more false sincerity than I ever thought possible, and the rest of the tribe chime in in agreement. "Don't be afraid! You've got to push fear out!" Dawn says.
John summarizes that everyone else in the tribe wanted him out and seemed to be united against him with a "weird Kumbaya rationale." John says he's not trying to be some Redemption Island hero here - just "make it as far as [he] can." Well, considering how generally poorly he's played all facets of this game since it started, I'd say he's gone further than he ever should have. And then, since we're still looking for filler material, apparently, we get more of Ozzy cheering John on on his death march against Christine, saying he just has to go to Redemption Island and intimidate her. John worries that he's not going to be able to look tough in front of Christine: "I don't well I can pull off the whole 'I'm indestructible, so you'd better be shaking in your boots, you stupid bitch.'" This gets a hearty laugh out of the group that can't wait to see John's ass leave.