Striking It Rich a Second Time
Nighttime. The Tagi tribe is filmed in night vision, and Susan is asked when she lost her virginity. Why, God, why? She says she was sixteen or seventeen and lost it in the back of a '67 Mustang. I start crying. Richard says he lost it when he was about eighteen to a woman from Australia that he married (this is just his clever attempt to score a cameo on Survivor 2. She paid him to marry her for a green card. Those Machiavellian instincts have been honed a long time. He says he was married about ten years until her lawyer mailed saying she wanted a divorce. Richard figured it was because she met someone she really wanted to marry. Sean says it must have been a "real man." Damn, Sean, why couldn't Richard just pimp-slap you the way I want to? Jenna talks about how they sat around the campfire and told very revealing stories. Bet we don't get to hear all of them. Greg is asked about whether he's ever been with another guy, and Jenna seems pretty sure that he's been involved in an orgy with another guy. He must have said something to her before. ["When they were, as Alex Richmond says, 'sitting in a tree.'" -- Wing Chun] Richard seems especially curious. Richard later says that Greg refrained from talking about "male-to-male" experiences. I think this is right after the tribes combined, but we don't really get into that. Rudy says that everybody from the tribe would have been court-martialed in the army based on their stories. He walks off and says "shit," just to remind us of the quality of DVD.
Poor, poor Gretchen is shown next, at the pre-school where she teaches. Her audition tape is one of the only amusing Blair Witch parodies ever. She is filmed in dark woods-style, crying, saying she's so, so scared they won't pick her. Classy, smart. Gretchen, why couldn't you have won? Her son, who seems very smart and well-adjusted, too, is shown on the tape. He says he just wants the money, and seems clever enough to know that he's not really being serious. Can you tell I'm on love with Gretchen? She's Every Woman. In her interview tape, she talks about her survival skills and the fact that she's had natural labor twice. Damn! She does slip by saying she's been "mentally challenged," which doesn't quite sound like it's what she meant to say.