Survivor II: The So-So and Most Mediocre Moments!
Now, it's the B.J. incident. No, not that B.J. incident. It's jerky time! We rehash the Great Beef Jerky Débacle, and then segue into Kel's audition tape. Looking typically self-important, he says he wants to be on the show for the money, to see Australia, and because he loves challenges. He says he wants to pay off his sister's college loans, and can't figure out how she's so much more in debt than he is. He doesn't mention that his education was most likely paid for by the military, and that his sister's education perhaps was not, so there's far less likelihood of her being shipped off any day now to fight a war on foreign soil, so that's to her credit. Kel makes friends in hospitals across the nation when he says he wouldn't want to be in the Outback with someone with no training, "like a nurse." Maralyn says "beef jerky frenzy" again. Good? Yes. Worth sitting through this eternal show to see it? Not so much. I'll bet Kel will make his grandchildren call him "the Captain." Once again, there's no challenge footage; we go straight to Tribal Council. Jerri's vote against Kel is nicer than what they originally showed. Mad Dog tells him, "You're a fine man, but you won't be calling me 'Mother' any longer." Lamber says, "It's a trust thing." As in, she can't trust herself to make up her own mind and not blindly follow Jerri. Mitchell liked to call Kel "Kelly." We like to call Mitchell "Bitchell" or "Snitchell." Or even "Eat a Sandwichell." Tina doesn't think Kel tried very hard. Keith is bothered because Kel tried to establish alliances too early on in the game when he should have been thinking about the good of the team. I'm repeating these votes because I don't remember them from the actual episode. If I don't repeat them later, it's because I remember them, so if you're dying to know what was said, go back and check out the recap. I know the writer, and she's good. In his exit interview, Kel says he was a "military guy with a bunch of very articulate, entertaining types." He knows he didn't fit in, but they're still "good people" who were "special" to him. There's that "special" again.