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Survivor Insider Transcripts - Episode 2
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Lopevi Tribal Council
DC Notes: The votes tonight are really curt. They all seem to have respect for Brady and all declare it was nothing personal (That really annoys me - let's see how personally they'll take it when it's their turn).
Chris: Getting voted out was all part of my game plan.
Rory: They didn't respect The Man.
Sarge: Hey dude, nothing personal, and neither is my weapons collection from Korea.
John K.: You try being in the Loser Lodge with Eliza's yapping, and tell me it's nothing personal.
Chad: (Silence - they never show shots of him, just of his leg - does this bother anyone else that they are neglecting him?)
Chad's Leg: Squeak.
Chris (Votes Brady): Itís all about strategy. Itís all about a game plan. Youíre just one of the numbers.
Rory (Votes Brady): Brady, you caught the first fish. You even climbed the pole. But the spirits sometimes dictate that itís time for you to go. Ainít nothiní personal, only business.
Sarge (Votes Brady): Nothing personal. I started one strategy and the worst thing I could do is change the vote in the middle of the game. Sorry guy.
Bubba (Votes Brady): Brady, itís nothing personal, itís just part of the game, man. Wish you could stay longer. I really wish that we had won that today.
John K. (Votes Brady): Sorry bro, itís either you or me.
Chad (Votes Brady): Brady, youíre a really good guy. This is based solely on strategy, for better or for worse. It was good getting to know you.
Brady (Votes Rory): Maybe the third timeís the charm.
Bradyís Final Words
Brady: Wow. Well, I learned a few things. I learned I can go a long, long time without drinking water, without eating. I learned that even in the most basic group dynamics, people are generally out for themselves. I learned how to live off the land a little better than I used to. I learned a little bit better how to get along with people from completely different worlds than myself. (Imitates Bubba) People that canít go five minutes without talking about fatback and buttermilk biscuits, and flapjacks, and NASCAR. (Normal) And you know what? I enjoyed it. I really did enjoy it. As much as it grated on my nerves, I enjoyed it.
The game of Survivor is much more dramatic now than it was to me before. You canít ever appreciate the deprivation or the group dynamics unless youíre a part of it. Itís much more powerful to me now than even I expected it to be or what I thought it that could be.
The most important thing that Iíll take away from this place is appreciation. Appreciation for things like fresh water. Electricity. The love of the people in my life. When youíre deprived of these things, the appreciation grows in you enormously and I that hope I never lose that.
Brady: The Day After
Brady: I donít know if I can say it was an altogether enjoyable experience, but it was a fantastic experience. The game in general, like I said was not necessarily enjoyable, but it was fantastic. I mean, itís hard to say that itís a good thing to be that hungry, or a good thing to go for three days without water, but when you get that water, itís a fantastic thing. And when you finally discover manioc or a ripe papaya, itís a beautiful thing.
So there was kind of these highs and lows that make the highs seem higher when the lows are freezing your nuts off all night long, and getting so worn out by shivering, that 1/8 of a piece of one small papaya in the morning can taste like heaven. Overall, itís a good thing to be that deprived and that nasty and hungry and tired because things like a cold glass of water are like a godsend. Itís like the first time youíve ever had it afterwards. Itís good.
I wasnít ready to lose. I wasnít ready to go home. I felt like I should have done better. I felt like I couldíve done better. Although there was a certain amount of hopelessness in the game for a while based on the immediate alliance that sprung up on our tribe.
I donít know that I couldíve done anything differently after the first hour of the game. Things were polarized so quickly that I think after that first day, it didnít matter what we wouldíve done. I think some of the things that I did kept me from being first or second out of our tribe: working as much as I did, building the shelter, always hunting the papayas, climbing the trees to cut down the plantains, fishing. All those kind of things extended it to the ten day mark. (Laughs) All I was hoping was that I could just stick in there long enough so that some major rift or shift occurred in the game.
You know what, I was probably not consumed enough with the game while I was there. Maybe if I was more focused on just the game itself, maybe I would still be there. Maybe I wouldnít.
But I actually did take time to appreciate the things that were around me. I called the other guysí attention to it time and time again Ė ďHey guys, just look at this. Just look out across the water when itís pure glass, as far as you can see.Ē The visibility of the water - I spent more time in the water than anybody else, fruitlessly chasing fish most of the time (laughs), but I got a chance to see fish that looked like they were dressed up for the circus. I spent time mostly just trying to avoid the inane conversation, just sitting out on the beach, finding these amazing shells that are right underneath your feet. You just walk right over them all the time. So I thought that maybe to my own detriment in the game, but I did spend time appreciating the place they put us, the kind of prehistoric nature of a lot of it. It seemed like it was totally untouched. So I appreciated that.
You know, Iím going take a lot away from this game. I was only out there for ten days, and shame on me for that. You can do a lot of thinking in ten days. You can also do a lot of shivering, a lot of starving (laughs). Iím going to take away an enormous amount of regenerated appreciation. Appreciation for things like long-sleeve shirts, warmth, running water, toilets, food in general.
But Iím also going to take away a lot of appreciation for the people in my life that werenít there that you spend a lot of time thinking about. I mean, Iíve been away from the loved ones in my life many times during my life. Deployments and work and stuff like that. But Iíve never been quite so isolated from them that I could actually taste that they were gone. It was almost like a discernable taste in my mouth and in my head. It was weird! It was the first time Iíve ever been that separated from people.
I think I will take that appreciation with me for a long time. And also, you get a lot of crazy ideas while youíre out there- not wacky crazy (laughs) Ė but crazy as in, ďYou know what? Maybe it is time for some big changes my life.Ē Maybe itís time for some shifts, or maybe more subtle ones, but definitely things you donít want passing you by in life, and you donít really realize it until youíre so isolated you have nothing to do but think about that. So I got a few ideas on things Iím going to do. Maybe I will and maybe I wonít. But I certainly would not have thought about them so seriously had I not done this.
It meant a lot to me as a person to be able to come out and do this, because Iím a at place in my life where I have (mockingly serious) 12 years of federal service (laughs). I have a pension building, a 401K plan, and I got a mortgage. I got all these things that kind of start to entrench someone as a person, I think. Not that itís a bad thing, necessarily, but for me, itís more of a limiting factor than something that kind of allows you to experience life more. Not that I have a midlife crisis thing going on, but to me, this was the quintessential example of breaking away from mortgages and taxes and the fifty-hour work week, and doing something that Ė how many people in their lives get a chance to do something like this? It was essential for me as a person, I think, to at least do something like this in my life now, so that I donít feel like too much of it has passed me by years from now. It was huge for me.
Brady & the Bat
Description: After losing the Reward Challenge, Brady lists his concerns. Find out whatís got him worried, and what he thinks about kale.
Brady (Confessional): Wow, that is a gigantic bat! I havenít seen one that close yet. That was just a flying raccoon.
We lost another challenge again today. Getting sick of losing. Weíre down three to two by my calculations, and I think we really missed out today. Da, I think was his name, the fellow, the native fellow that was going to be the big reward. I get the feeling that the longer weíre here, we figure things out a little better. I get the feeling thereís a thousand things here weíre not making the best of use of. Iím certainly cold every night. Iím hungry all the time. We could have really, really used his assistance today.
To kind of combat that, though, we kind of came back and everybody, not everybody, most everybody, jumped into and I went fishing, we went to collecting wood, we tried to collect more food. We got energized a bit to get over the fact that weíre missing out on a really good opportunity.
Yeah, it was after the challenge we came back, and like I said, I think I had just either tried to go fishing or maybe gone on a wood run for firewood, and weíre hanging out at the fire for a few minutes
And somebody had pointed to Da, and said, ďDa! Da! Hey, I think thatís Da!Ē And we watched him paddle right down the horizon, right past our beach. It was a nice little tease.
Our meal this afternoon was great. When we first got back, our usual standby is finding a couple of plantains and sticking them in the fire like a hotdog. Tastes just a little like a steak fry with no salt. And then Sarge and I went out, and I think it was Sarge, or somebody, and collected a whole bunch of cabbage. Sarge keeps calling it Ďkaleí, whatever that means. And it was fantastic. Itís like spinach. We cooked it with salt water, had a little flavor to it, beautiful texture. Filled our guts. I speared a couple of tiny little fish that we threw in there. And the soup that it made was fantastic. Weíre doing a derivation of that tonight with plantains and more kale and another little fish, and see how that turns out.
Iím not happy with my spear fishing yet. I think I got 3 or four more fish today, most of which you could fit in the palm of your hand. One of them was decent size enough to pass around to everybody Ė again, get more of a tease then anything else out of. Iím not exactly sure if thereís one particular cause. The fish are kind of few and far between. They are definitely skittish. Iím kind of slow in the water without fins, and theyíre just making it really tough on us. The little fish, maybe cause theyíre not as smart yet, Iím getting a better chance with those. And it could just be throwing those in the pot with kale to get that fish protein because I donít see me stringing up a whole bunch of feeder fish.
Did He or Didnít He?
Description: After having met Yasurís women, John returns to Lopevi confident that if he can make it to the merge, heís sitting pretty. This clip ends with a bizarre question.
John K.: How you guys doing?
Guys: Sup. All right. Do you have any news?
John K.: I donít have any news. But I could talk about their camp and stuff.
John K. (Confessional): When I got to go visit the ladies, they greeted me with open arms. I tried to figure out who I wanted to give my immunity idol to. I got to meet the women, and talk to them. I have a huge advantage than the other guys because I know these girls. I know their names.
Bubba: So whoíd you give your immunity to?
John K.: I gave it to um, that girl, um.. um whatís her name. I think her name is Ali? Sheís the girl that everyone says looks like Sharon Stone?
John K. (Confessional): I pretty much thrilled them all, and found out what I can do to make girls like me. Iím just praying I make it till merger, because then I think Iíll be fine, but until then, itís going to be tough. Itís gonna be tough.
Bubba: Did you play with any of their boobs?
John K.: No.
Description: While the other Lopevi men work, John K takes it easy by the fire. How do his tribemates feel about his work ethic? Find out now.
Sarge: All the canteens gotta be down in line too.
Rory: Yeah, I know, I know!
Sarge: ďI know, I know I know.Ē Rory knows all.
Rory (Confessional): This whole team is big on the concept of fairness. First thing this morning everyone goes up and starts collecting wood, or goes and gets water. And what does John elect to do? John elects to cut plantains. By far, the most worthless job that any of us could do. And I donít think that helps John in any way, shape, or form.
Sarge: Heís been sitting here for two days laying by the fire and hasnít really done anything.
Chad: Yeah, I was noticing that too! I donít want to take away from the work that heís done, but heís going to work.
Sarge: Heís going to work!
Chad: That type of work is not real physical work.
Sarge (Confessional): John knows that heís in jeopardy. So heís going to lay around and do nothing. That kidís going to lay around on the couch while the men work, you know? When he grows up, heíll realize he has to work to get something out of life.
Weíve Got Mail
Description: Lopevi gets Tree Mail for the next Immunity Challenge. They brag about how theyíll surely win Immunity, unaware that theyíre about to lose again
(Men walk to treemail)
Sarge: Whoa. Mighty cool
Brady: Another puzzle, huh?
Sarge: Flip it over. There you go.
(Rory reads treemail aloud)
Chris (Confessional): We really need Ė well, I donít really need, but thereís people at our camp who really need this immunity, and anything can happen.
Sarge: Well it ainít gonna be our tribe tonight anyways.
Bubba (Confessional): This gameís all about numbers. Right now weíre even and this will definitely give these women a leg up. If we donít win immunity, it could shift the game.
Twilaís Feminine Side
Description: Wounded by Amiís comments about her lack of femininity at last nightís Tribal Council, good sport Twila tries to be ďone of the girls.Ē
DC Notes : Twila is probably thinking, "Why should I let the women comb my hair? I'm a grown ass man!" No, just kidding. I like Twila.
Twila: (To Lisa) I want to thank you for last night. You know? Wouldnít for you, Iíd be home.
Lisa: Well you know what? I was just really shocked with Ami. She got on you for being masculine? That just drove me crazy.
Leann (Confessional): Tribal council last night: it felt like a therapy session. Everybody was airing their dirty laundry. Twila got a little picked on for the way she is.
Twila: Iím going to get some more wood because this ainít gonna last for very long.
Twila (Confessional): There were a lot of things said last night at Tribal Council. And I donít know what do to with them. Ami made a comment about me being masculine. About letting some of my feminine qualities shine through or something. It just kind of hit me wrong.
Ami (Confessional): My conversation with Twila was, I donít know, maybe coaching? Because I love to be coached. But I guess I hurt her feelings. So I just wanted to get her to realize that I care for her. And that change and growth? They are painful.
(In the shelter)
Leann: Twila, I heard that you were very upset last night and you cried.
(Twila lets out a sob)
Leann: Hey, itís okay.
(Leann hugs Twila. Twila cries.)
Leann (Confessional): Me and Ami and Twila were all laying down, and Twila started crying.
Twila: I donít trust too many people. People use you and they abuse you, and they eat you up and they spit you out.
Leann or Ami (?): Thatís just you talking from someplace where youíve been hurt. Thereís a lot of people that would really benefit from being friends with you. It would really make their lives a lot better place. I love you the way you are.
Ami (Confessional): For her to have a vulnerable side, thatís something pretty new to her. I think Twila really has gotten in touch with a different side of her. Sheís like a little blossom thatís just starting to open. Realizing thereís a whole world out there.
Twila: Iím ready. Do your magic.
(Ami braids Twilaís hair)
Twila (Confessional): I canít relate to these women. Thereís no doubt about that at all. Especially Ami. Last night at Tribal Council she said something about braiding my hair. Itís hard for me to sit still when thereís work to be done, and getting my hair braided. That donít make no sense to me. I donít know. If I have to play the game, letting them mess with my hair, if that makes them happy, hey, whatever. I guess Iíll have to do it. But I wonít like it! Iíll tell you that right now!
Ami: Wow, that looks beautiful.
(Twila kisses Ami on the cheek)
Eliza: Beautiful. It looks really nice. I like that so much.
Twila: Now you damn women happy? Letting you comb my hair? (Laughs)
Description: Frustrated after losing the Reward Challenge, Bubba vents about his tribe. He has an unusual suggestion for the next Reward.
Bubba (Confessional) Uh, with the challenge today, it was a matching, which Iím real good at. But it was a group thing, and I was trying to tell the guys, pick something that it might be on the first try, and if you know beyond a shadow of a doubt you donít remember where the match is, pick something that you know is not it. And the reason we lost that challenge is we kept taking chances, and we kept showing the other team where stuff was.
It was very crucial we won that. The prize was a gentleman who knew the way of the land and stuff like that, and that would be such an uplift to our camp. We come back from Tribal Council. We come to what is called a beach, but it ainít nothiní but coal and rock. You fall all over the place, you cut your feet. I mean, itís not really a luxury living here.
Then you get back in the camp, you got Rory and Sarge bickeriní, you got Brady and Rory bickeriní, you have Brady and Chad bickerin. Itís just an ongoing barrage of bicker Ďn bicker Ďn bickeriní. I really do hope that the next reward challenge is something like a big old sugar titty so these crybabies can just nurse and get it over with. Thereís just so much bickering. Iím tired of it.
And itís not just that. Itís the stink in camp. We stink. And I mean, a bar of soap or shampoo or deodorant, something. I would be happy. I donít care what the challenge is if it was just a little box of tic-tacs. I would share them with everybody. Just a little fresh breath. Weíre in the night and day here, and it is just, itís becoming more than a person can usually put up with.
Somethingís gotta happen, with all the bickering and stuff, some peoplesí wantiní to vote out Rory, and Iím not really entertaining the thought, because like Iíve said before, when you get to the end, thatís kind of what a person you want beside you.
Iíve talked to Brady about his feelings, because see, right now, in the game, we donít know if the tribes are going to merge together, or they gonna split up and become two different tribes, of men and women, and men and women. We donít know. But you have to have your strategy set where if anything happens, youíre ready. So Iíve already talked to Brady, and Iíve talked to John, that if this happens, right now theyíve got some hope, that if we donít win immunity tomorrow, that Rory may be going, and if they have that ray of hope, if something happens unexpectedly, when that time comes, they can say, ďHey, they reached out to help us in our alliance.Ē Itís just thinking ahead.
And thatís where we are right now. Itís very hard to keep things under-wrap. Not really voicing your opinion because of so much bickering. And thereís a lot of times when - of course there is a couple of times Iíve told my opinion, and it wasnít very welcome, but thatís the way it is in camp right now, a situation where little things are setting people off. Weíre getting irritated. And itís really playing a toll on camp.
And I can only hope that weíll keep it in check, to an extent, and the women are having more trouble with it, so it can help us in the challenges. Cause if you go in the merge with numbers, thatís going to be to your advantage. Of course, then again, Iíve always said, you never underestimate a woman. I donít care if we have nine guys and one woman. She can really turn things around.
Description: Leann complains about Lisa and Elizaís fight the night before. Whose side is she on, anyway?
Leann (Confessional): So we got back from Tribal Council last night, and weíre all sitting around the fire, and Eliza and Lisa get into it. Iíve just never been around so many catfights (laughs) in my life in such a short period of time, and I wish they would stop. Iím actually still confused as to what itís about. Something about lying and ďyou were mad at me for doing this and then you did the same thing.Ē Did everyone forget that this is a game? I mean, it seems kind of crazy to me.
Iíve just never been around so many catfights (laughs) ..... in my life in such a short period of time, and I wish they would stop.... Um.... Iím not... you know... Iím not.... Iím uh Iím actually still confused as to ... as to... what... itís ... about!..... Something about... hmm... lying... and, and... and ďyou were mad at me for doing this and then you did the same thing.Ē And... and... uh! .... Did everyone forget that this is a game? ....I mean.... it seems kind of crazy to me.
Lisa did what was she thought was in her best interests to get further in the game. I donít see anything wrong with that. I donít think she did anything that terrible or in bad character. She changed her vote. Did she promise on her childrenís lives to Mia and Julie that she would vote for Twila? Not that I heard of. I donít know. Sheís entitled to vote for whoever she wants, and Iím just not really clear about what the fightís about. I really donít know if I care so much. Just quit with the fighting already. Itís making me nuts.
Well Eliza changed her vote when it was Dolly who left. And from what I understand, Lisa got mad at Dolly (SHE MEANS ELIZA) for being a traitor, or so to speak. So when Lisa did it, I believe Eliza was mad at Lisa for doing it her for getting mad her, for getting mad at Eliza. Well a horse a piece. You both did it. Done deal. It should be easy, right?
Being out here, and being out here under these circumstances, with the being hungry and tired and weak, and at the same time playing a game definitely, I believe, makes you more emotionally vulnerable to yelling, crying, whatever. I know a few times Iíve just felt like crying because I hit my leg on a log. I mean, (laughs) I would never normally do that. But I think everything kind of builds up, and itís taxing on you. My wounds still hurts, my battle wound from the first challenge, and when that starts hurting, I feel like bawling. Come on, Iím tougher than that. But I think just the elements and everything youíre going through, right now, tends to put you overboard a little bit. And thatís probably the case with some of the yelling.
Twila Wants a Lemon
Description: Twila looks forward to the upcoming Reward Challenge. She hopes for a win, so that she and her tribemates can learn how to stay warm and dry and how to find food.
Twila (Confessional): Tree mail, I think this is going to be awesome. When I heard we had tree mail, first of all, we look over here, and thereís the most biggest, beautifulest rainbow weíve ever seen. So we take that as a sign because the girls say Ė well, now, I canít remember Ė but the girls say that every time weíve won thereís been a rainbow. Either right before weíve started to play or after at the camp before weíve left. So thatís a good sign.
And the way I understand treemail, if we win it, weíre going to get a tribesman or a couple of them or something, theyíre going to show up how to keep that fire going without a plant to cover it, fix the food, keep our bodies warm at night. How are they doing it with all the moisture thatís in the air all the time? How are they keeping their bodies warm at night? So I think itís going to be awesome. I hope he teaches us how to fish, I hope he teaches us how to find some different fruit. Oh I would die. Iíve been saying this for five, six days now. I want one lemon. Just one little lemon to suck on. I hope we win, if that is the thing.
I mean, Iím looking forward to it. I want to learn everything that man, or that woman, or man and women, tribesmen or whatever Ė I want to learn everything they are willing to teach us.
Itís so important, because if we can figure out how to find other food other than what weíve been living on Ė for one thing, itís very important to me, because Iím tired of that stuff. Iíll keep eating it to stay alive, but Iím tired of it. For another thing, if they teach us how to keep our body heat and stuff at night, thatís the worst thing, at night because itís so cold, and itís so damp and wet. You know, if he can teach us what we need to do to make that better, or the ladies, maybe theyíll come and help us weed mats. I donít know whatís going to go on, but whatever it takes for them to show us how to get dry and comfortable, keep the fire going, anything. Anything, anything that they can show us is very important. Very, very important.
Iím having a hard time differentiating the leaves on the trees and stuff trying to figure out what we can eat, what we canít eat, where the food is, what we need to be looking for, and if they show me, once they show me, I can learn it. Anything that they teach us to me is very, very important. The challenge is great, but if we win, it is very, very important to me.
Weíve been living off of what I call sea grass, and coconut, and green bananas. Thatís all weíve had. The three major things that weíve had. And that gets old. Iím ready for a change of something. Iíd like to have some good fruit. Some good fruit. Thatíd just make me happy as heck.
Transcribed by dcreads56