Probst asks Ami how it felt to be "the first 'favorite' to go before a 'fan.'" Ami clarifies that Jon and Yau-Man went before her (like, way to do the math there, Probst), then says she definitely felt the game turn when she went out. Suddenly it was "everybody for themselves." Ami has played this game before, right? I mean, wasn't she the first person to acknowledge it was every person for herself when she was the one running around Malakal trying to get an alliance with the "fans" going? Maybe that was her other personality. Ami says "it's been awesome" to do Survivor again and she's been doing a lot of charity work with her fellow Survivors. Ami is always quick to point out what an awesome, caring person she is. Notice how she doesn't plug the charity itself so that we can look it up and perhaps even donate to it. She plugs her involvement. How self-less.
And now, poor, poor Erik. Probst says Erik was what they were looking for in a contestant this season -- a huge fan who studied the game and was star-struck. There's the scene were Erik goes bananas over Probst and then a montage of Erik's greatest moments, including that last one -- with a special bonus shot of Eliza's reaction! Erik says he "lost it" when he found out he was going to be on the show, because he's been watching it since it started and also because this was a chance for him to see the world outside of his small Michigan hometown, which has been really supportive of him. Probst asks Erik if he learned a "life lesson" after being voted out. Erik says he definitely did. He says that at first he felt really dumb for falling for the girls' lies, but after time he realized that he just underestimated the social aspect of the game and how close you get to the people you're supposed to use to advance. And in the end, he saw that the women are friends instead of fellow competitors. Probst asks Erik if he regrets his decision now. Erik says at first he did, but now he realizes he just doesn't have it in him to treat people the way you have to in order to win. He has morals, and apparently, the four ladies who finished ahead of him do not. I think it's more like he's still in college and therefore has no concept of what a million dollars is really worth. Give him a year working as a full-time ice cream scooper struggling to make enough money for health insurance and then we'll see. Anyway, the audience applauds wildly and we hear someone (I think it was Parvati) say "whatever!"