Nick gets about as much airtime in this special as he did throughout the season. He tells us that the one thing he didnt want to be called was lazy, which, according to my husband, implies that hes been called lazy before. Jeff tells us he hates that he pinned the lazy rap on Nick, and then Nick tells us he doesnt know how a Harvard law student/army soldier can be deemed lazy, and Jeff then proclaims that Nick wasnt lazy. One of Nicks Harvard law professors says that no one could get through Harvard Law while being lazy. Honestly, I find the whole Harvard shtick kind of offensive. Having attended one and a half Ivy League institutions, and having taught at one of them, I can tell you that there were plenty of lazy people there. Myself included. Nick says he hopes Survivor wont be on his gravestone, but he wouldnt mind if the gravestone read, Governor Nick Brown who once got his start on this TV show that was popular, which would be a mouthful on a gravestone. He says Survivor made him more of a risk taker, but hes going to remain in law school and maintain a normal life. He says it would be sad if Survivor was the highlight of his life, and I concur.
Smug Elisabeth in Boston tells us that her toughness sneaks up on people, and that she always gives one hundred and ten percent in everything she does, which implies that she thinks everyone else gives less than that. She says that before she left for the Outback, everyone said it would be a major test of her relationships. We then see footage of Rodger giving her the heart-shaped rock for her boyfriend. Next we meet Tim, Elisabeths likeable yet dumb luggish now-fiancé, who tells us that the rock meant a lot to him because she held onto it for so long and through so much. Actually, he says it was pretty neat. Elisabeth tells us that if she could have proposed to that boy coming off the plane, she would have, and she would have said, I am marrying you and you are marrying me! Tim says hes known for a long time that he wanted to marry Elisabeth, and that there was no one else for him. Elisabeth says that on his birthday [they] decided [theyd] take one of those unknowns away. Tim says he wanted to make sure theyd be together forever, which doesnt seem like the best reason to get married. They then stroll around Boston and reenact the proposal, complete with outstretched arms, ecstatic hugging, and him sliding the ring on her finger. Elisabeth tells us she's the most blessed girl in the whole world, which seems insulting to all the other happy girls in the world. We then see Elisabeth and her mother talking about possible wedding dates. Elisabeth wants February because she likes winter weddings, and her mother suggests that April or May might be nice instead. Maybe nice, but not quite winter -- Elisabeth has a long wedding-planning road ahead of her. We next see some recycled footage of Elisabeth talking about how strong her mother is. Tim then parallels this by saying that everyone thinks theyre just seeing a pretty girl with a pretty face when meeting Elisabeth, but thats not all there is to her. Elisabeth tells us she feels very loved right now. As we go to commercial, Kelly tells us that Survivor isnt a nice game.