One spiffy waiver of immunity later, we get the story in flashback: a blindfolded Kevin is told to jump out of the plane. He protests, "Without a parachute? That's my stunt? No way!" We pull back to see Catherine, the host Tucker, and some guy in a suit who I assume is a lawyer watching this flashback on tape. Tucker saying, "Dude! The name of this show is Going All The Way! You signed a contract! Now do it!" Kevin reasonably protests, "This isn't going all the way! It's suicide!" Now it's Nicky's turn to look disapproving. And then on the tape, Tucker says, "You've already eaten raw meat" -- when? A few months ago? Because that tapeworm was pretty mature. I'm just saying -- "you stuck your face in a beehive. You don't go all the way, you don't get nothing!" Tucker manages to look ashamed of himself. I hope. Especially since we've gotten to the point in the tape where Tucker's pushed him toward the hatch of the copter, Kevin's peed himself in fear, and Tucker's humane response is to snicker, "Get this! Get his crotch! Our first contestant peed his pants! RE! AL! I! TY! You can't fake this!" And then he pushes a screaming Kevin out of the plane. We then get to the gotcha twist: the plane was only four feet up, so it was all an elaborate joke. And once Tucker realizes that Kevin's not moving, it's time to turn off the camera so the cover-up's not recorded too.
In the interrogation room, Catherine says, "Kevin thought he was being pushed out of a helicopter a thousand feet in the air." The lawyer attempts to get Tucker off the hook by asking if they have a warrant for the tape. Catherine says, "The pilot gave us the name of the cameraman, who supplied us with the tape voluntarily." Tucker protests that he had assured Kevin that all the stunts were safe, so it's not his fault if Kevin didn't believe him, adding, "He signed a waiver. I'm not guilty of anything." Catherine points out, "When you saw that he wasn't moving, you just took off. That sounds like guilt to me." Nicky adds, "You scared him to death. He had a heart attack. So the signing of a waiver doesn't make it any less criminal." Catherine tags back in: "When the jury sees that tape, you'll be going all the way -- TO JAIL. Second-degree murder, 25 to life." Tucker looks at his lawyer as if to say, "Feel free to jump in here and offer a plea bargain, paid professional law guy."
And that plotline's wrapped up. It's awfully gutsy of the show that gets it ratings lead-in from Survivor to go making statements about the kind of people who get involved in reality TV.