Striking It Rich a Second Time
The final leg. A strange fire montage with Rich and Kelly where they light a fire together at sunset. I don't get it at all.
Kelly's segment begins in Vegas, showing her on the strip. Then, we get a close-up of her tongue ring. Her audition tape shows her in a kitchen, again showing off her tongue piercing, then her ass tattoo. We see some crack. In her audition interview, she talks about her river boat and how people usually don't like her when they first meet her, but grow to like her. She brings up the fact that she's a Cancer on the Zodiac and she's usually not into possessions like she's supposed to be under that sign. Her personality doesn't seem to come across on video, and I'm still puzzled as to how she was chosen in the first place except as a polar opposite to Rudy and B.B.
We're shown the same scenes as the last episode of Kelly meditating and admitting that she regrets joining an alliance.
We go straight to Richard's scene. He's walking with a scared-looking boy in big glasses, the same kid who made news when Rich was alleged to have gotten into a fight with the boy while jogging. His audition tape shows a photo of him from West Point. Man, he looked really good and young back then. In the video, Rich looks pretty huge and shows off his family and kid. Rich is doing push-ups and the kid is yelling at him to do more push-ups because they need the money. "You got it, kid!" Rich yells back. In his interview, he says people are always surprised when they learn he's gay. In the interview, talking about adoption and corporate training, he does come across as smart and dynamic.
On the island, Rich is meditating on what'll happen at tribal council. He doesn't have a long wait. We go immediately to the last tribal council. Greg's question is shown. Then it's showtime. Susan delivers her bridge-burning speech, scorching Rich slightly before fully roasting Kelly. I transcribed it verbatim when I did this original episode recap, so I'm not going there again. But, the speech is brilliant and venomous just like I remember it. I was hoping there might be a few added bits we didn't get in the original, but how do you improve upon perfection? The whole speech is here. Sue's poisoned my Sony Digital receiver.