They're Back, and They Can't Get a Word In! Whew-Hoo!
Back from commercial, we get a clip of Tammy's diatribe in which she calls Vecepia and Neleh "holier-than-thou" and "hypocrites" and the "two biggest liars out on the island," and couldn't you just listen to that all day? The Central Park audience (and Rosie) cheers on Tammy, as Vecepia and Neleh attempt to look like good, forgiving Christians. Rosie says that you don't fool around with Tammy, and that all she needs is Sue's "the vulture, and if you was drowning on the street with a glass of water I wouldn't even step on your head" speech. Rosie asks, "What was the point of your whole rant?" and Tammy responds that she was pissed off because she didn't win. That was how she felt at that moment, and she wanted the others to know. She adds, "Granted, I've had three months to adjust now, but that's the way I felt then." When Rosie inquires as to whether Tammy's still "bitter and hostile," Tammy responds that she's going to counseling for that. Rosie ignores Tammy's attempt at a joke, because she's the one making the jokes here!
Rosie randomly points out that Hunter's eviction was the biggest surprise of the season. Rosie was "stunned," and thinks that the only person who was more surprised was Hunter. He admits that he was shocked and says, "Not only did I lose the game, I lost my voice!" Rosie heard that he had "a good night at the bar last night," and Hunter pumps a fist in the air because drinking rocks! Rosie screams that he's here today because he's a Survivor. Hunter now explains that he recognized Rob's handwriting on the first vote against him, and he knew at that point that he'd be voted out. Rosie points out that Hunter is a "real Top Gun in real life," and this is accompanied by a close-up of puffy Rob, which was probably intended to air when his vote was mentioned, but the timing is off. Hunter and Rosie discuss Hunter's experiences "in the midst of the war," and we see a picture of Hunter hanging out on the wing of his plane. Rosie fawns, "He's like the real-life Tom Cruise," and one of the S16 -- most likely Gina -- says, "He is Tom Cruise!" And without the braces! Rosie mouths "Tommy" at the camera, and then Hunter (at Rosie's urging) brags about his 433 carrier landings. She congratulates him on representing himself so well, and Patricia horns in, "That's my boy!" Rosie says, "Mamma liked you too," but clearly Patricia is not one of Rosie's pets, so Rosie ignores Patricia after that. Rosie then turns to Gina and asks, "Now there was a little...a little romance goin' on?" Gina and Hunter agree that there was no romance at all, and Rosie says she'll get to the truth during the commercial. It'd be more interesting if she got to it now, but that's not happening. I suppose Rosie, of all people, might be sensitive to outing people's relationships on national television.