Crap from Africa
Now Teresa drives really slowly and tells us that, while she was in Africa, she had time to sort out what was really important in her life. We see a kitty cat in the U.S. and a lion cub in Africa. Because baby cats of all varieties are important. She tells us that she made a mental list of things she wanted to change when she got home. As she feeds her kids spaghetti and meatballs, she says she wants to read to the kids more, say prayers with them, and recite blessings over dinner. She also wants to give her husband more back-rubs, although she might regret saying that later. Teresa greets Tyler at the bus stop. Poor Ellie gets no face time in this? Tyler tells us that his mother was one of the last ones to step off her plane, and that he was the first one to hug her, and "it felt great." Teresa tells us that aside from being a mother and a friend to her children, she wants to be a role model. They appear to walk through the same woods Frank walked through with his family.
Clarence "Beans" Black is back in Detroit as he tells us that he's a city kid at heart. He explains that he used to be a financial consultant, and a proud man tells us that Clarence was his stockbroker. He shows us the menu for "Green's Place," and explains that the investments Clarence set up turned a profit, which enabled him to open the business. Clarence tells us he was stuck in the 9-5 rat race and realized that it just wasn't for him. He says Survivor was his first trip outside of the United States, and that it was an awesome experience. He adds, "And the food was good, too!" Now when he sees a gazelle he thinks, "Man, you're a good piece of meat." Clarence's friend Gerald Conoway points out that, with Clarence, everything always comes back to food. He says that when the episode aired in which Boran thought Clarence took two cherries, his first thought was, "Yeah, Clarence took two cherries." Clarence insists again upon his desire to launch a career as a food critic as he shows off some of the entrees at Green's Place: barbecue, some exceptionally yellow macaroni and cheese, and greens, which he calls a delicacy. There's a man in the kitchen with Clarence who appears to be wearing a long, green dress. It turns out to be an apron, but for a moment I wondered what Big Momma was doing there. Clarence says that the Survivor experience taught him to be himself, but also made him realize that he had to come up with new goals. He wants to see more exotic places "and not just be a city dweller."