Dramatic music plays, and we get a shot of the ocean because we all know it took Just Peachy exactly five months in his helicopter to get from the Marquesas to New York City. We see the skyline, and then the helicopter, and then Peachy in the helicopter. The helicopter appears to fly directly at the Statue of Liberty -- a spot of filmic poor taste, if you ask me. They must have needed lots of security clearance for this. The helicopter then flies down Broadway and passes the Empire State Building all decked out in red, white, and blue. There's not a whole lot of traffic on the street below, surprisingly enough. Then we see a big "H," which may or may not stand for "helipad," and the big bird lands. Peachy has some trouble closing the helicopter door, and then hails a cab using his super-cool Just Peachy whistle. He lands a cab immediately and -- score! -- it even happens to have a TV camera in it. Peachy says "Central Park!" and the cab screeches off toward its destination. In Central Park, the audience watches Peachy's progress on a big screen and collectively thinks about what a big tool he is. The cab has a little evergreen air freshener in it.
Peachy -- who is well-versed in the art of taking cabs -- attempts to look cool and nonchalant in the back seat. This is juxtaposed with shots of the very excited audience waving buffs in Central Park. The cab finally arrives, and Peachy pays. He gets a few feet away and then returns to request his receipt. Whether planned or not (and my husband and I had a disagreement on this), it still makes him look like the big dork he is. He walks into the Park, and the urn still has little feet, and we see that he's in Central Park, and he's also on the screens in Central Park. The wonders of technology!
We now join the S2 on a stage that is even bigger than Jabba the Tribal Council Hutt! Thankfully, they are not required this season to wear the same clothes they had on in the Marquesas. In fact, Neleh has gotten her hair crimped and quite possibly Botox injections, while Vecepia looks dowdily the same. Peachy says that they've traveled from "literally the most remote island to, without a doubt, the greatest island in the world." Everyone cheers. Yay, New York! Peachy can't think of a better place for the vote to play out than here -- well, except in the Marquesas, where they actually played the game, but whatever. He says they'll eventually get to the vote, but it's been five months since everything went down. He explains that nothing they say tonight will alter the result, and points out that they've been watching everything on television and have just heard, for the first time, a lot of what people had to say about them. Vecepia says that she was most surprised by the way other people perceived her and Sean. She is surprised that the others confused a relationship with an alliance, and says that they had a bond based on being Christian, African-American, and from the same original tribe, as well as sharing an identifiable social relationships. She says they both know "the brothers and sisters is [sic] chillin' at the barber shop, and they're talkin' about us, and that is an honorable thing!" She restates her surprise over the way people misinterpreted their relationship, and I don't know what she's talking about, since she and Sean spent half their time on the island talking about this very issue. She's surprised that the others mistook an alliance for a bond, and I'm surprised that Sean mistook that atrocity on his head for a hat.