Crap from Africa
As they sit together in a café, Lindsey's boyfriend calls her "fun." (Incidentally, I originally typed "cage" for "café," which would have been a lot more interesting.) Lindsey clearly wanted to be called beautiful and brilliant and merciful and kind as she responds, "You're with me because I'm fun?" He stares at her, and then insists as if trying to convince himself: "You are, sometimes?" Lindsey demands that her boyfriend kiss her on the ski lift. She tells us in a confessional that she's too sensitive sometimes; she says the show loosened up and matured her. She admits that the way she handled her emotions in some situations wasn't positive, and that she grew a lot from it. Lindsey and her family sit around a dinner table; she cackles when her father cracks the awkward joke of asking her to go boil some water instead of the more funny joke of asking if she'd like some Midol for her menstrual cramps.
Frank "Dances with Elephants" Garrison chops wood in Odessa, New York. He tells us that we saw "the real deal" on Survivor, and that "Frank Garrison is not gonna change." Generally, people who talk about themselves in the third person should be carefully regarded. I remember reading somewhere that talking about oneself in the third person can be indicative of a psychosis. My grandmother talks about herself in the third person ("Look at Nanni's gnarly hands!" "Nanni won bingo!" "Nanni hit a dog so hard she knocked it out"), but I think all older people do that. In any case, Frank doesn't care whether we like him. We then see various clips of Frank in Africa bossing people around and obviously not caring if they like him, either. Frank's pregnant wife Polly tells us that she worried Frank would change dramatically during his time in Africa. But "Frank is Frank," she says, and three days after he returned, she knew he was the same guy: "The most charming, sweet and loveable person...and the biggest jerk in the next breath."