Naked and Afraid (2013–…): Season 1, Episode 2 - Terror in Tanzania - full transcript

Two survivalists take on the African Serengeti to survive for 21 days with no food, water or clothes. EJ Snyder and Kellie Nightlinger must put their skills to the ultimate test: to ...

SHE'S BEEN GONE A WHILE.
HYENAS ARE OUT THERE.

OH *BLEEP*

There he is.

I got to get the
out of here.

Narrator:
TWO STRANGERS...

THERE'S MY PARTNER.

...ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN,
BOTH EXPERIENCED SURVIVALISTS,

HAVE CHOSEN TO PUT THEIR SKILLS
TO THE ULTIMATE TEST.

WHOO-HOO!

THEY HAVE NO WATER, NO FOOD,
AND NO CLOTHES.

THEIR CHALLENGE
IS TO SURVIVE FOR 21 DAYS...



GOD.
WE ARE SO SCREWED.

...KNOWING THAT THE HUMAN BODY

CAN ONLY LIVE THREE DAYS
WITHOUT WATER...

WE NEED WATER, FAST.
...AND BEGINS TO SHUT DOWN

AFTER THREE WEEKS WITHOUT FOOD.

THIS IS THE EVEREST
OF SURVIVAL CHALLENGES.

CAN A MAN AND WOMAN

SURVIVE ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS
NAKED AND AFRAID?

Kellie:
THIS BLOWS THOSE OTHER REALITY
TV SHOWS OUT OF THE WATER.

Narrator:
AFRICA -- TANZANIA.

TEMPERATURES SOAR
INTO THE HUNDREDS BY DAY

AND BELOW FREEZING AT NIGHT.

DURING THE DRY SEASON,

EVERYTHING THAT LIVES HERE IS IN
A CONSTANT BATTLE TO SURVIVE.



LIONS ROAM THE PLAINS
OF THE SERENGETI,

HYENAS STALK AND SCAVENGE,

AND DEADLY SNAKES
WILL CATCH THE UNWARY.

PLANTS LITTER THE LANDSCAPE
WITH SHARP THORNS AND NEEDLES

TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
FROM PLANT-EATING ANIMALS.

WITHOUT WARNING, VIOLENT STORMS
CAN ERUPT ON A BIBLICAL SCALE.

MOST 46-YEAR-OLDS
DON'T LOOK LIKE THIS.

MY NAME IS E.J. SNYDER.

I'M A RETIRED 25-YEAR ARMY VET.

I'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 20 YEARS,
I GOT TWO GREAT KIDS,

AND I CURRENTLY WORK
AS A SERE INSTRUCTOR

FOR THE SPECIAL WARFARE CENTER
OUT AT FORT BRAGG.

I'VE BEEN ON SURVIVAL MISSIONS
ALL OVER THE WORLD,

BUT THIS WILL BE MY FIRST
IN AFRICA.

MAN, THIS PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY
AWE-INSPIRING.

IT'S JUST GORGEOUS.

BUT WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO BE
ON OUR TOES

'CAUSE I JUST CAN SEE
EVERY LITTLE SPOT

WHERE A PREDATOR CAN BE JUST
PROWLING AROUND.

AND THEN I'M JUST THINKING,
"MAN, WHERE'S THE WATER?"

IT'S SO DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING
I'VE EVER SEEN OR EVER KNOWN.

I'M KELLIE NIGHTLINGER,

AND I'M A WILDERNESS SURVIVALIST
AND ADVENTURIST.

I WAS A GAME WARDEN
FOR 12 1/2 YEARS,

AND I HAVE AN ADVENTURE-BASED
YOUTH CAMP.

I'VE NEVER BEEN TO AFRICA,
SO THAT FRIGHTENS ME.

I'M SURE YOU COULD SPEND
A LIFETIME LEARNING THINGS,

BUT I'M EXCITED
FOR THE ADVENTURE.

E.J.: BEING NAKED IN THIS
TERRAIN, IT IS CRAZY.

BUT I SIGNED ON FOR THE 21 DAYS,

AND I'M NOT TAPPING
UNTIL I HIT THE FINAL BELL.

Kellie: BEING NAKED
ADDS AN UNUSUAL ELEMENT

TO THIS SURVIVAL CHALLENGE.

I WON'T HAVE ANY PROTECTION
FROM THE SUN

OR THINGS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
THAT I MAY ENCOUNTER.

IF THE PARTNER
THAT I'M PAIRED WITH

BELIEVES IN TRADITIONAL
MALE-VERSUS-FEMALE ROLES,

IT'LL CAUSE SOME ISSUES.

IF HE THINKS I'M JUST GONNA STAY
IN THE KITCHEN, SO TO SPEAK,

IT'S NOT GONNA WORK OUT.

WELL, THERE'S MY PARTNER.

I'M ONE OF THOSE
OLD-FASHIONED TYPE GUYS.

MEN TEND TO THINK MORE
ON THE LOGICAL SIDE,

WHERE WOMEN WILL TEND TO THINK
MORE ON THE EMOTIONAL SIDE.

IT'S PROBABLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE
THAT ARE GONNA TAKE ON SOMETHING

LIKE THIS AND REALLY STEP UP
TO THIS CHALLENGE.

THIS IS, UH,
VERY INTERESTING.

I'M E.J.

WE'RE NAKED.
WE MIGHT AS WELL, UH, HUG HERE.

SO

HOW WEIRD IS THIS, BEING OUT
IN THIS PLACE, TOTALLY NAKED?

IT'S SURREAL.

I'M E.J.

I'M KELLIE.
NICE TO MEET YOU.

LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GONNA BE
PARTNERS OVER THE NEXT 21 DAYS.

I'M EXCITED.

WE GOT SOME BAGS HERE.

WHY DON'T WE CHECK
AND SEE WHAT WE GOT?

Narrator:
E.J. AND KELLIE

ARE EACH ALLOWED TO BRING ONE
ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL ITEM.

THIS IS THE ITEM
I CHOSE TO BRING.

IT'S GONNA HELP US
CATCH FOOD,

BUILD SHELTERS,
ALL KINDS OF TOOLS.

THIS IS A KEY ITEM FOR US.
I HAVE A POT.

WE'RE GONNA USE IT
TO PURIFY WATER,

COOK FOOD,
USE AS A DIGGING INSTRUMENT.

WITH THESE TWO THINGS,

WE'RE GONNA BE ABLE
TO DO SO MUCH.

A SMALL CREW WILL CAPTURE
THE 21-DAY JOURNEY

WITH CLEAR INSTRUCTION
NOT TO INTERVENE

UNLESS THERE IS
A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

IN ADDITION, E.J. AND KELLIE
ARE GIVEN HANDHELD CAMERAS

TO DOCUMENT
THEIR OWN PERSPECTIVE.

IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING.
IT'S GOT A MICROPHONE.

ARE YOU READY
FOR THE CHALLENGE?

READY TO ROCK IT OUT.

I'M READY TO KICK ASS.
AAH!

AND I HAVE SOME KIND
OF PAPER HERE.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S A MAP.

THIS TREE LOOKS LIKE THE ONE
WE'RE STANDING AT.

OUR SURVIVALISTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN
A PRIMITIVE MAP OF THE AREA.

INDICATED ON IT IS
THEIR EXTRACTION POINT,

A SMALL MOUNTAIN ABOUT
FIVE MILES TO THE WEST.

THEY'LL NEED TO NAVIGATE
THE TREACHEROUS TERRAIN

AND BE ON TOP OF THAT MOUNTAIN
21 DAYS FROM NOW,

WHERE THEY'LL HAVE TO
BUILD A SIGNAL FIRE

TO ALERT A RESCUE HELICOPTER.

THERE ARE SMALL WATER HOLES

APPROXIMATELY THREE MILES
TO THE NORTH.

THAT IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF WATER
FOR HUNDREDS OF MILES.

HUMANS CAN ONLY SURVIVE
WITHOUT WATER FOR THREE DAYS.

E.J. AND KELLIE'S FIRST PRIORITY

IS TO MAKE IT THERE
AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

LET'S GO.
YEAH.

WATCH YOUR FEET.

AS PART OF
THEIR SELECTION PROCESS,

E.J. AND KELLIE HAVE UNDERGONE

RIGOROUS PHYSICAL
AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING.

THEIR SURVIVAL ASSESSMENT

HAS BEEN GENERATED
USING THREE CATEGORIES --

SKILL, EXPERIENCE, MENTAL.

E.J.'s EXPERIENCE AS
AN ARMY SURVIVAL INSTRUCTOR

SCORES HIM HIGHLY.

BUT WITHOUT
HIS MILITARY-ISSUED GEAR,

HE MAY STRUGGLE TO ADAPT.

CONVERSELY,
KELLIE HAS BROAD EXPERIENCE

WITH PRIMITIVE SURVIVAL
AND PLANT LIFE,

BUT WORKING AS A TEAM

COULD CHALLENGE
HER INDEPENDENT NATURE.

E.J. AND KELLIE ARE GIVEN

AN OVERALL
PRIMITIVE SURVIVAL RATING.

E.J.'s IS SET AT 7.3,

AND KELLIE'S SCORE IS A 7.5.

OUR EXPERTS WILL REASSESS
THEIR PRIMITIVE SURVIVAL RATING

AT THE END OF
THE 21-DAY CHALLENGE.

WILL THEIR RATING IMPROVE
OR DECLINE?

E.J.: HERE I AM OUT
IN THE MIDDLE OF AFRICA

WITH A WOMAN I DON'T EVEN KNOW,
COMPLETELY NAKED.

IT'S A LITTLE STRANGE.

BUT WATER'S OUR PRIORITY,
AND THAT'S WHAT I'M FOCUSED ON.

LET'S GO STRAIGHT
THIS WAY.

OH. WAIT.
I THINK I FOUND PURSLANE.

IT'S A WILD EDIBLE PLANT.

I THINK
THIS MIGHT BE PURSLANE.

I WANT TO POINT
SOMETHING OUT HERE.

IT'S SOME KIND OF A SUCCULENT,
ALMOST LIKE A CACTI.

SHE'S GOT TO STAY FOCUSED, MAN.

OUR JOB IS TO GET
TO THE WATER HOLE.

THERE'S A LITTLE SHELL.
MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE THAT.

SHE'S LIKE A LITTLE SQUIRREL
GETTING READY FOR WINTERTIME.

HEY! NICE SCORE.
PROBABLY A ZEBRA.

SHE SEES THIS, SHE SEES THAT,
AND THAT'S A GOOD QUALITY.

BUT WE GOT TO GET FOCUSED
ON THE TASK AT HAND.

'CAUSE WE NEED WATER,
AND WE NEED IT QUICK.

LET'S KEEP MOVING,
SQUIRREL.

OUCH.
OH, WATCH THIS GUY.

AH!

DID YOU GET A THORN
IN YOU?

YEP. GOT IT.
THAT ONE HURT.

THIS WHOLE THING'S THORNED.

Narrator:
THE TANZANIAN SAVANNAH

IS COVERED
WITH UMBRELLA ACACIA TREES.

THEIR SPIKY, THREE-INCH THORNS
ARE DEVELOPED TO KEEP GIRAFFES

AND OTHER PLANT-EATING ANIMALS
FROM DEVOURING THEIR LEAVES.

THE THORNS FALL OFF THE TREES
AND LITTER THE LANDSCAPE.

WITHOUT SHOES,
JUST TRYING TO WALK

PRESENTS E.J. AND KELLIE WITH
ONE OF THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGES.

YOU OKAY?

EVERY STEP IS LIKE
SOMEONE'S GOT PINCUSHIONS

IN THE WRONG DIRECTION GOING
RIGHT UP THROUGH YOUR FOOT.

AAH!

PUSH THE TALL GRASS FORWARD,
THEN STEP ON IT,

LIKE, KIND OF ROLL IT IN.
YEAH, I AM. THANK YOU.

Kellie: HE'S TELLING ME
HOW TO WALK ON THORNS,

AS IF HE'S AN EXPERT.

AAH.

YOU DON'T NEED
TO TELL ME HOW TO WALK.

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO WALK
ON THORNS ANY BETTER THAN I DO.

LET'S GO THIS WAY, KELLIE.
LET'S KEEP MOVING.

YES, SIR.

HEY!

I THINK
I MIGHT'VE FOUND...

A MEDICINAL PLANT
THAT LOOKS LIKE A MELON.

LET'S GO, SQUIRREL!

WHEN THE MISSION
IS TO MOVE TO WATER,

YOU GOT TO MOVE TO WATER.

YOU JUST CANNOT KEEP STOPPING.

WE GOT TO GET MOVING.

YES, SIR,
SERGEANT MAJOR.

THERE YOU GO.

Kellie: E.J. --
HE'S DEFINITELY TYPE "A."

I THINK HE'S USED TO ALWAYS
BEING THE BOSS,

SO IT'LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE
IF HE WILL COMPROMISE.

GOOD GOD,
THIS STUFF'S HEATING UP.

HERE COMES THE SUN.

THAT SUN IS BRUTAL.

HOLY CRAP.

OH, MY GOODNESS,
IT'S SO HOT.

THAT SUN'S REALLY STARTING
TO GROWL ON US.

I PERSONALLY
DO NOT KNOW ANY WOMAN

THAT WOULD STILL BE STANDING,
AND WE'VE JUST BEGUN.

GOOD GOD!

EVERY STEP IS A THORN
OR THE HOT DIRT

BURNING UP THE BOTTOM
OF MY FEET.

WE NEED SOME WATER, FAST.

THAT'S IT.

I CAN'T GO ANY FURTHER,
NOT WITH THESE FEET,

NOT IN THESE CONDITIONS.

HEAT EXHAUSTION HAS ALREADY
DEFINITELY SET IN.

Narrator: THE DEVASTATING
EFFECTS OF DEHYDRATION

CAN RESULT IN DISORIENTATION
AND LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS

OF EVEN THE MOST
EXPERIENCED SURVIVALISTS

PERISHING OUT
ON THIS BARREN LANDSCAPE.

I'VE BEEN TO THREE

PARAMILITARY-STYLE
POLICE ACADEMIES,

AND I JUST KNOW
FROM PAST EXPERIENCES

IF WE DON'T GET WATER,

EVERYTHING ELSE
IS GONNA FALL APART.

IF WE DON'T FIND WATER
WITHIN THE NEXT TWO HOURS,

WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO COME UP
WITH A "B" PLAN,

AND I'M NOT SURE
WHAT THAT IS.

WHAT DO WE GOT HERE?

WELL, LOOK, IT'S --
WE GOT WATER DOWN IN HERE.

NO WAY.
YEAH.

DRIED-UP RIVERBED.
IT'S PRETTY SKANK.

E.J.:
AFTER ALL WE WENT THROUGH,

THIS IS HOW WE GET PAID BACK,

WITH A DRIED-UP
STINKING MUDHOLE?

THIS ISN'T THE WATER HOLE
I WAS LOOKING FOR.

ANIMALS COULD'VE BEEN
URINATING, DEFECATING.

YOU DON'T KNOW
WHAT'S IN THAT MUD.

IT WAS SO MANKY.

OH, SOOTHING MUD BATH.

IT KIND OF SUCKS
BECAUSE WE CAN'T DRINK IT.

OH, FINALLY
SOME SUNSCREEN.

WE KNOW THERE'S WATER
IN THE AREA,

AND THAT MAKES ME FEEL
MORE PRESSED

TO GET MOVING TO WHERE
THE WATER HOLE'S SITTING

JUST OVER YONDER.

Kellie: E.J. MAY OR MAY NOT
THINK WE NEED THIS.

WE'RE KIND OF LOOKING
FOR A WATER SOURCE,

SO HE'S PROBABLY
JUST FOCUSING ON THAT.

E.J.: SHE'S DOWN THERE
TAKING A MUD BATH,

AND I'M JUST LIKE, "REALLY?

STAY ON POINT."

ALL RIGHT,
WE'RE GOING THAT WAY, OKAY?

THE WATER HOLE
SHOULD BE THAT WAY.

COME ON.

WE NEED TO GET MOVING BECAUSE
WE'RE LOSING DAYLIGHT NOW.

THERE ARE A LOT OF ANIMALS
THAT COME OUT -- LOOKIT!

E.J., THERE'S A CAVE.

IF IT'S BIG ENOUGH,

WE CAN STAY IN THERE IF THERE'S
NOTHING LIVING IN IT.

YEAH, BUT WE NEED
TO FIND WATER.

OH, THERE'S A BANK THERE,

LIKE ANIMALS COMING DOWN
TO DRINK.

OH, YEAH, BABY.

WHOO-HOO!
OH, YEAH!

WE'VE REACHED
THE PROMISED LAND.

WHOO-HOO!

FINALLY --
ALL DAY, BUT WE DID IT.

THERE'S WATER AROUND.

WE CAN PROBABLY FIGURE OUT
HOW TO START A FIRE.

IT'S LIKE AN OASIS.

E.J.: WE HAVE ALL THE WATER
WE COULD ASK FOR,

BUT YOU DON'T KNOW
WHAT'S IN THERE,

SO YOU HAVE TO BOIL IT.

NOW WE GOT TO FIGURE OUT A FIRE
IF WE'RE GONNA DRINK IT.

WE'RE RUNNING OUT
OF DAYLIGHT.

I WAS IN THE SERE SCHOOL
IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY.

THAT'S WHERE I GOT
MY FIRST LESSONS

ON BUILDING FIRE
IN THE PRIMITIVE WAY.

ONE METHOD I LEARNED
WHAT THEY CALL A FIRE PLOW.

WHAT I'M GONNA DO HERE IS
I'M GOING TO TAKE MY FIRE PLOW,

PLOW IT DOWN THIS LITTLE GROOVE
RIGHT HERE,

AND WHEN I GET A LITTLE
EMBER AT THE END,

I'M GONNA THROW IT RIGHT
IN THIS LITTLE BIRD'S NEST,

AND WE'RE GONNA GET FIRE.

THE MATERIALS OUT HERE SUCK.

THE THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE
A GOOD FIRE ARE JUST NOT HERE.

THIS WOOD HERE IS JUST NOT
LIKE ANYTHING I'M USED TO.

YOU CAN DO IT.
YOU CAN DO IT.

COME ON. COME ON.

GO, GO, GO.

LET'S GET SOME FLAME.

IT'S OUT.

*BLEEP*

DAMN IT!

I JUST WANT A DRINK
OF WATER.

OH, MY GOD.
THERE'S A THORN IN THERE.

AAH!

THIS IS A HYENA PRINT.
IF THERE'S ONE, THERE'S MORE.

SHE'S OUT THERE.
THE HYENAS ARE OUT THERE.

SHE'S BEEN GONE
WAY TOO LONG.

KELLIE?

THERE'S NO $100,000 PRIZE
AT THE END OF THIS TREK.

IT'S JUST YOU AND ME OUT HERE
IN THE AFRICAN WILD.

THIS IS REAL.

Narrator: SURVIVAL EXPERTS
KELLIE AND E.J.

TREKKED ALL DAY

ACROSS TANZANIA'S HOT
AND TREACHEROUS TERRAIN

AND FINALLY FOUND WATER.

THE MATERIALS
OUT HERE SUCK.

THE THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE
A GOOD FIRE ARE JUST NOT HERE.

*BLEEP*

WE NEED FIRE.

Narrator: AFTER SPENDING AN
EXHAUSTING NIGHT IN A CAVE...

IT'S GONNA BE LIKE HAVING
AN M.R.I.

...THE ENTIRE NEXT DAY,

THEY CONTINUED THEIR DESPERATE
QUEST FOR FIRE.

I DON'T KNOW WHY
IT'S NOT *BLEEP* BURNING.

IT'LL GO.

DAMN IT!

FIRE'S EVERYTHING, AND IF WE
CAN'T GET IT, WE'RE THROUGH.

Narrator: KELLIE AND E.J.
HAVE GONE 51 HOURS

WITHOUT A DROP TO DRINK.

THEY'RE WEAK
AND DANGEROUSLY DEHYDRATED.

AFTER THREE DAYS WITHOUT WATER,
THE HUMAN BODY SHUTS DOWN,

AND DEATH FOLLOWS QUICKLY.

ALL RIGHT, KELLIE,
THIS IS IT.

WE NEED IT NOW.

I'M NOT GONNA PUT UP
WITH THIS *BLEEP* ANYMORE.

YOU READY?
I'M MAD.

COME ON, E.J.

YOU CAN DO IT.
YOU CAN DO IT.

GET READY.

COME ON.

BLOW ON IT.
THERE YOU GO.

I TOLD YOU.

BLOW FROM UNDERNEATH.

KEEP MOVING.
KEEP MOVING.

OH, YEAH, BABY.
OH, YEAH! YEAH!

WHOO!

WE GOT FIRE!

AFRICA!

FIRE! YEAH!

THIS IS AWESOME.

I AM SO HAPPY.

WE NEEDED THIS.

THIS IS SURREAL.

E.J.: THANK GOD
FOR KELLIE'S SURVIVAL ITEM.

NOW WE CAN DRINK WATER.

Narrator: BOILING WATER FOR
A FEW MINUTES KILLS BACTERIA,

MAKING IT SAFE TO DRINK.

KELLIE'S POT
HOLDS A QUART OF WATER.

THEY NEED APPROXIMATELY 25 POTS
EACH TO REHYDRATE.

THIS FIRE IS OUR LIFE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
LET'S HAVE A DRINK?

GO TO IT.

LOOKS A LITTLE MURKY.

SMELLS PRETTY GOOD.

AHH.

THAT TASTES SO AWESOME.

THAT IS THE BEST HOT CUP OF
WATER I'VE HAD IN A LONG TIME.

OH, THAT IS THE MOST SPLENDID
DRINK I'VE EVER HAD.

GOOD JOB.
GOOD JOB.

WOW. AMAZING.

E.J.: HERE WE ARE, DAY 4.

THE MISSION TODAY
IS TO GET HYDRATED,

'CAUSE WITHOUT HYDRATION
OUT HERE, YOU'RE DONE.

WATER IS LIFE'S BLOOD.
WE NEED A LOT OF IT.

Kellie: I THINK E.J.'s REALIZING
HOW HARD IT IS TO TEND FIRE.

I DON'T LIKE
DOING THIS PART.

ARE YOU ENJOYING
BEING A HOUSEWIFE OR...?

THIS LOOK LIKE THE FACE THAT
ENJOYS WHAT YOU JUST SAID?

WE'RE NOT ANYWHERE NEAR OUR GOAL
YET -- 25 BOWLS EACH.

IT'S GONNA BE A SLOW PROCESS,
BUT WE GOT TO GET THERE.

AHH!

LET'S GO GET SOME FIREWOOD.

MAYBE WE'LL GET A BIG SCORE.

OW!

MAN, THERE'S ALL KINDS
OF THORNS HERE.

OW. THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

RIGHT NOW EVERY STEP
IS JUST AGONY.

OW!

DOES IT LOOK LIKE THERE'S
A THORN IN THERE OR WHAT?

AAH.

IT LOOKS PRETTY NASTY.

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME
TO DO WITH IT?

DO YOU WANT ME TO PINCH IT?
YEAH, PINCH IT.

IT'S GONNA HURT LIKE HELL,
THOUGH.

OH, MY GOD.
THAT'S HORRIBLE.

THERE'S A THORN IN THERE.
IT'S COMING OUT.

GET IT. GET IT.
AAH!

HOLY COW.

Kellie: WE ARE TRAPPED
IN THIS GULLY,

FEET FULL OF THORNS.

I'M SO FREAKING TIRED
OF WALKING AROUND HERE

LIKE A LITTLE FREAKING INFANT,
CRAWLING ON ROCKS.

I FEEL LIKE
LESS THAN A MAN.

I CAN'T EVEN *BLEEP*
GET OVER THERE.

FIRE THING, I WAS PISSED.

THIS, I'M *BLEEP* MAD!

OKAY, IT IS DAY 8.
IT'S A NEW BEGINNING.

WE'RE PISSED OFF.

I'VE BEEN BROUGHT
TO MY LOWEST POINT.

YESTERDAY WAS IT.
I'VE HAD ENOUGH. SHOES TODAY.

THAT'S ALL I GOT TO SAY.

WHEN I WAS IN THE INFANTRY,

YOU LIVE AND DIE
BY YOUR FEET, PERIOD.

SO THIS IS GONNA BE OUR VERSION
OF SANDALS HERE.

WE HAVE TO.

YEAH!

YEAH!!!

WE'RE GONNA KICK YOU IN YOUR
KEISTER WITH THESE SHOES,

AFRICA!

YEAH!

IT FEELS BETTER ALREADY.

THEY'RE STRAPS FOR OUR SHOES,
STRINGS.

TOE STRAP FROM HERE TO THERE --
STABILIZATION.

YEAH.

I'M GONNA LOOP THIS ONE.

LET'S SEE HOW
THE SHOE WORKS.

NO MORE THORNS.

E.J.: WE JUST INCREASED
OUR AREA OF OPERATION

TO 500 METERS FOR STARTERS.

TOMORROW'S THE DAWN
OF A NEW DAY.

DID YOU HEAR THAT?

I'm not sure
what the hell that is.

Might be hyenas.

Kellie: HOLY COW.

I KEEP HEARING
THIS STRANGE NOISE OUT HERE.

IT MIGHT BE A HYENA.

I THINK THE FIRE'S
KEEPING THEM AWAY.

I'M NOT SURE.

Narrator: HYENAS ARE A MAJOR
THREAT TO HUMANS IN THE WILD.

IT HAS BEEN REPORTED
THAT, IN 2004,

35 PEOPLE WERE KILLED
BY SPOTTED HYENAS

NEAR TANZANIA'S BORDER
WITH MOZAMBIQUE.

THE MAJORITY OF
THE ATTACKS OCCURRED

ON PEOPLE SLEEPING OUT
IN THE OPEN IN THE NIGHT.

OH, MAN.

OKAY, HERE WE ARE, DAY 9.

JUST GOT UP.

WHAT A NIGHT LAST NIGHT.

WE HEARD HYENAS LAST NIGHT.

THEY WERE REALLY CLOSE.

YEAH,
THEY WERE VERY CLOSE.

MOVING IN AROUND US --
WE HEARD A COUPLE OF THEM.

BUT TODAY,
WITH THE SHOES,

WE'LL BE ABLE
TO WALK UP OUT OF HERE

AND CATCH SOME
OF THEM ANIMALS, MAYBE.

HOPEFULLY
WE GET PROTEIN TODAY.

I KNOW I NEED SOME,
AND I'M SURE E.J. DOES.

HE'S A LOT BIGGER THAN ME.

DON'T KILL ANYTHING
WE CAN'T CARRY,

THAT'S LIKE BIGGER
THAN AN ELEPHANT.

OKAY.

Narrator:
WITH THEIR HYDRATION

AND MOBILITY ISSUES
UNDER CONTROL,

NOW KELLIE AND E.J. DESPERATELY
NEED TO GET SOME PROTEIN

INTO THEIR BODIES THAT THEY CAN
CONVERT INTO ENERGY.

E.J.: TODAY WE'RE ENTERING
INTO AN AREA

WHERE WE'RE JUST NOT THE
BIGGEST, BADDEST THING AROUND.

Kellie:
HUNTING IS MY PASSION.

IT'S ONE OF
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO.

BUT IT ISN'T A SPORT HERE.
IT'S LIFE OR DEATH.

LOOKS LIKE HYENA POOP BECAUSE
IT'S KIND OF LIKE A DOG POOP.

THERE WERE HYENAS IN THE AREA
THE LAST COUPLE NIGHTS.

OH, LOOK, LOOK OVER THERE.
ZEBRA.

YEAH, AND WILDEBEESTS.

LET'S GO AROUND THIS,
WHERE I CAN GET SOME COVER.

GET DOWN, E.J.

COME ON!
THEY'RE GONNA SEE YOU.

WE HAVE THE ADVANTAGE
'CAUSE THEY'RE COMING TO US.

I THINK IF WE STAY PUT HERE
FOR A LITTLE WHILE,

WE'RE GONNA SEE
SOME COOL STUFF.

WE CAN SIT HERE ALL DAY
AND STUDY,

BUT WE'RE NOT PUTTING ANYTHING
IN OUR BELLY.

A LOT ABOUT HUNTING
ISN'T MOVING.

IT'S JUST WATCHING
AND LISTENING.

LET'S JUST SIT HERE,
AND WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

I GOT TO GET SMALLER GAME.

I GOT TO GET SOMETHING
IN MY BELLY.

He's a full-grown,
you know, type "A" male,

and he certainly, I'm sure,

doesn't want to be told
how to hunt by a woman,

but it's a team effort.

E.J.:
IT JUST DOESN'T CLICK.

WE'RE FROM TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS,
AND IT'S FRUSTRATING.

I'D BE BETTER OFF OUT HERE
BY MYSELF.

I'M GETTING VERY CONCERNED
WITH MY PARTNER.

HER HEAD ISN'T IN THE GAME 100%.

IF YOU GET IN THIS MENTAL STATE,

IT'S THE FIRST STEP
TOWARDS GIVING UP.

OH, THE RAIN'S
COMING DOWN HEAVIER.

COME ON, GOD, GIVE US A BREAK!

I GUESS THAT'S HIS ANSWER.

GOT TO GET READY IN CASE
THE HYENAS DECIDE TO COME BACK,

'CAUSE WE'VE HAD A LITTLE PACK
OF HYENAS

KEEP COMING AROUND HERE
AND PROBING US.

Narrator: E.J. AND KELLIE
ARE NEARLY HALFWAY THROUGH

THEIR 21-DAY SURVIVAL CHALLENGE
IN TANZANIA.

BEFORE THEY EMBARKED
ON THIS MISSION,

THEY WERE ASSESSED
BY SURVIVAL EXPERTS

AND EACH GIVEN A PRIMITIVE
SURVIVAL RATING, OR PSR.

THEY WILL BE REASSESSED
AFTER THE CHALLENGE ENDS.

SO FAR, THEY HAVE SECURED
SHELTER, WATER,

AND CREATED FIRE, WHICH WILL
HELP KEEP PREDATORS AWAY.

BUT EXPOSURE TO THE AFRICAN
ELEMENTS HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL,

AND A DIET EXISTING OF ROOTS
AND BARELY ANY PROTEIN...

HOW ABOUT
SOME TADPOLE SOUP?

I'D RATHER HAVE A PIZZA.

...IS NOT ENOUGH TO KEEP THEM
GOING FOR MUCH LONGER.

IN ADDITION, E.J.'s FOOT WOUND
IS BECOMING INFECTED,

AND A FAILED HUNT, WHICH HAS LED
TO INCREASED TENSION,

IS MAKING THE TASK OF SECURING
MORE SUBSTANTIAL FOOD

AND PROTEIN
EVEN MORE CHALLENGING.

I'M STARTING TO FINALLY SEE
THE EFFECTS

OF A LOT
OF FOOD DEPRIVATION.

WE'RE STARTING TO KIND OF GET
AT EACH OTHER A LITTLE BIT

BECAUSE THESE THINGS JUST START
TO WEAR ON YOU.

Kellie:
TODAY IT FINALLY HAPPENED.

I HIT THE WALL.

I'M JUST SO EXHAUSTED
AND HUNGRY.

WE HAVEN'T HAD A REAL MEAL
IN ALMOST TWO WEEKS.

E.J.: I'M GETTING VERY CONCERNED
WITH MY PARTNER.

SHE'S JUST GETTING
A LITTLE MOPEY.

IT SEEMS LIKE
HER SPIRIT'S CHANGING,

AND THAT'S WHAT
I'M REALLY NOTICING.

PHYSICALLY, HOW ARE YOU?

RIGHT NOW
PROBABLY AT ABOUT 40%.

SO, PHYSICALLY,
YOU'RE AT 40% POWER.

MM-HMM.
HUNGRY, TIRED, THIRSTY.

E.J.: HER HEAD
ISN'T IN THE GAME 100%.

IF YOU GET IN THIS MENTAL STATE,

IT'S THE FIRST STEP
TOWARDS GIVING UP.

IT'S GETTING TO A POINT WHERE
WE HAVE TO HAVE A DISCUSSION.

I ASKED THE CREW TO PLEASE
GIVE US SOME SPACE

AND THAT WE WOULD DO THIS
ON DIARY CAMERAS.

CERTAIN THINGS JUST HAVE TO BE
DONE ON A PERSONAL LEVEL.

I'M IN THIS THING
FOR THE ENTIRE TIME.

KELLIE -- I HOPE SHE STAYS.
I JUST REALLY AM NOT SURE.

I'VE BEEN THINKING A LOT
ABOUT THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS,

AND THINGS
HAVE BEEN GOING ON.

MY THING IS,
WE'RE TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

YOU'RE MORE FREE SPIRIT,

AND I ALWAYS MOVE
WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY,

AND IT'S FRUSTRATING ME.

I GUESS INTERNALIZING IT --
I GET ANGRY.

IT JUST SEEMS LIKE YOUR WAY
OF BEING AS AN INDIVIDUAL

IS A SLOWER PACE OF LIFE.

I NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT.

I THINK
THAT YOU DEFINITELY

SEEM TO HAVE A LOT MORE ENERGY
THAN I DO.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BECAUSE
OF GOING ON A MENSTRUAL CYCLE

AND HAVING ALL THOSE ISSUES.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT.

NO, I'M NOT ENVYING YOU
FOR THAT

BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW
WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE,

AND I AM SURE THAT IS
PROBABLY HORRIBLE,

AND I DON'T KNOW
WHAT THAT'S DOING TO YOU.

MAYBE I NEED TO BE
MORE UNDERSTANDING OF THAT

AND NOT GET FRUSTRATED
BECAUSE OF THAT.

MAYBE I HAVEN'T TAPPED
WHAT I NEED TO TAP.

I'LL TRY TO BE A BETTER PARTNER
FROM NOW ON.

I DON'T WANT TO BE, YOU KNOW,
A HINDRANCE TO YOU.

THAT'S NEVER WHY I CAME HERE.
I WANT TO BE AN EQUAL.

I THINK NOT MANY WOMEN
WOULD'VE SIGNED UP FOR THIS,

AND I THINK
YOU'RE A VERY STRONG WOMAN

FOR JUST EVEN
RAISING YOUR HAND.

THIS IS A TOUGH SITUATION,
AND...

IT'S JUST
BEEN -- IT'S BEEN HARD.

I DON'T THINK
EITHER ONE OF US

KNEW IT WAS GONNA AFFECT US
IN THIS WAY.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE
WE WALK AS A TEAM,

LIKE WE CAME
INTO THIS THING --

BRIGHT-EYED, SMILING,
AND SUCCESSFUL.

I WANT TO DO IT AS A TEAM,

SO WE LEAVE HERE
LIFELONG FRIENDS.

DEFINITELY.

COME HERE.

E.J.: WE WERE AT
A MAKE-OR-BREAK TIME,

AND I FELT THAT IT WAS A VERY
SUCCESSFUL CONVERSATION,

AND THAT WE COULD MOVE FORWARD
SIDE BY SIDE AS A TEAM.

Kellie:
IT CAME OUT OF THE BLUE,

AND I JUST WASN'T EXPECTING IT,

BUT I AGREED AND WAS HAPPY
TO AGREE TO TRY TO DIG DEEPER

AND GROW TOGETHER AS A TEAM
AND ACCOMPLISH OUR GOAL.

TO THE END.

YOU BETCHA.

SINCE E.J. CAN HARDLY MOVE TODAY
WITH HIS BAD FOOT,

I'M GONNA TAKE THE LEAD
AND TRY TO FIND US SOME FOOD.

IT'S GOT TO BE KILLING HIM
THAT HE HAS TO BE THE HOUSEWIFE.

IT'S ALMOST LIKE WE'RE A FAMILY,

SO HE THINKS
HE NEEDS TO PROVIDE FOR ME.

YEAH, I'M JEALOUS RIGHT NOW.

I'D BE LYING
IF I WOULD SAY OTHERWISE.

GOOD LUCK.
HAPPY HUNTING.

ALL RIGHT.

I HOPE THE HEAT
DOESN'T GET HER.

I LOVE TO BE OUTDOORS.

I HAVE A PASSION FOR THIS WHOLE
CONQUEST THAT WE'RE UNDERTAKING,

AND I DON'T FEEL
IT'S REALLY SHOWN THROUGH,

SO I THINK YOU'RE GONNA SEE
A WHOLE NEW ME.

RIGHT NOW KELLIE'S OUT HUNTING,
AND I'M DOING THE HOUSE CHORES.

I DON'T LIKE IT.
I DON'T LIKE IT ONE BIT.

I FEEL LIKE
THIS IS AN APRON NOW.

Kellie:
I KNOW HOW E.J. IS FEELING.

HE IS UPSET
BECAUSE HE'S NOT HERE,

BUT YET HE WOULD BE EXCITED
IF I GOT FOOD.

THIS IS A HYENA PRINT.
BIG SUCKER.

THEY TRAVEL IN PACKS.

IF THERE'S ONE, THERE'S MORE.

IN THE DAYLIGHT, THEY'RE KIND OF
SKITTISH, STAY AWAY FROM HUMANS.

BUT AT NIGHT, MAN,
THEY CAN CAUSE YOU A PROBLEM.

THEY'VE BEEN KNOWN TO CORNER
HUMANS BEFORE AT NIGHT,

AND CAN BE PRETTY MEAN.

I'M GONNA HEAD OVER
TO THIS TREE OVER HERE,

THE BIG ONE OUT IN THE MIDDLE,

'CAUSE I THINK THAT IT'S A
ROOSTING SPOT FOR GUINEA HENS.

A LOT ABOUT HUNTING
ISN'T MOVING.

IT'S JUST SITTING HERE
AND SEEING WHAT HAPPENS.

Narrator: WITH THE CAMERA CREW
GONE FOR THE NIGHT,

KELLIE AND E.J.
ARE ON THEIR OWN,

ALONE, VULNERABLE,

WITH ONLY THEIR DIARY CAMS TO
RECORD THEIR FEARS IN THE NIGHT.

SO, I'M SITTING DOWN HERE,
GET OFF MY FOOT,

GOT MY FOOT ELEVATED 'CAUSE
IT'S NOT PRETTY AT ALL.

KELLIE'S BEEN OUT LONGER
THAN SHE PLANNED ON BEING.

IT'S GOTTEN REAL DARK.

I'M WAITING TO HEAR KELLIE SOON.

E.J.: KELLIE?

SHE'S BEEN GONE A WHILE.
IT'S PITCH-BLACK.

I HEARD HYENAS OUT THERE.

I'M GETTING KIND OF WORRIED
THAT, YOU KNOW, SHE'S OUT THERE.

I SHOULD'VE BEEN OUT THERE
WITH HER.

MY STUPID FOOT --

I CAN'T EVEN FREAKING HARDLY
WALK DOWN THERE TO GET WATER.

SHE'S OUT THERE, MY PARTNER,
AND HYENAS ARE OUT THERE.

HYENAS USE THEIR SENSE OF SMELL
TO FIND WOUNDED ANIMALS.

I FEEL LIKE A SITTING DUCK
RIGHT HERE.

YOU DON'T WANT TO GO UP
AGAINST A PACK OF HYENAS.

I HOPE SHE MAKES IT
BACK SOON, MAN.

SHE'S BEEN GONE WAY TOO LONG.

Kellie: OH *BLEEP*

OH *BLEEP*

There he is!

I got to get the
out of here.

SHE'S BEEN GONE A WHILE.

I HEARD HYENAS OUT THERE.

Narrator: IT'S NIGHT 13

OF KELLIE AND E.J.'s 21-DAY
AFRICAN SURVIVAL CHALLENGE.

WITH THE CAMERA CREW
GONE FOR THE NIGHT,

KELLIE, OUT ALONE
ON A HUNT FOR FOOD,

HAS ENCOUNTERED DANGEROUS HYENAS

AND IS DESPERATELY TRYING
TO GET BACK TO CAMP.

BUT E.J. IS CRIPPLED

WITH AN INCREASINGLY
DEBILITATING FOOT INFECTION.

KELLIE?

I HEARD HYENAS.

I'M GETTING KIND OF WORRIED
THAT, YOU KNOW, SHE'S OUT THERE.

I SHOULD'VE BEEN OUT THERE
WITH HER.

I'M SITTING HERE TRYING TO SEE
IF I SEE ANY SIGN OF HER.

SHE'S BEEN GONE A WHILE.

Kellie: OH *BLEEP*

E.J.?

KELLIE?

E.J.?

KELLIE!

KELLIE?

YEAH.

OH, MAN, I HEARD HYENAS.
YOU ALL RIGHT?

YEAH.

THEY SCARED THE *BLEEP*
OUT OF ME.

OH, MY GOD,
I WAS SO WORRIED.

THEY WERE AROUND ME.

DID THEY COME CLOSE?

YEAH, THEY WERE CLOSE.

*BLEEP* REALLY CLOSE.

THEY DON'T TRAVEL ALONE.

SO IF THERE'S ONE,
THERE'S MORE.

I'M SURE IF WE STAY
BY THE FIRE,

I'M PRETTY SURE
WE'LL BE SAFE.

*BLEEP* AFRICA.

EVERY TIME YOU TURN A CORNER,
THEY THROW YOU A CURVEBALL.

Narrator: IT'S TWO WEEKS INTO
THEIR SURVIVAL CHALLENGE.

E.J. IS STILL STRUGGLING
WITH HIS BATTERED FEET.

Kellie:
WOW. THAT LOOKS HORRIBLE.

AND THE LITTLE FOOD KELLIE
AND E.J. HAVE BEEN EATING

HAS NOT BEEN ENOUGH.

THE AVERAGE ADULT AMERICAN

CONSUMES OVER 2,000 CALORIES
A DAY.

THEY'VE HAD A FRACTION OF THAT

THE ENTIRE TIME
THEY'VE BEEN IN AFRICA.

NOW I'VE LOST SOME MUSCLE.
I'VE LOST FAT.

I KNOW WE'RE AT THE POINT

WHERE OUR BODIES ARE STARTING
TO CONSUME THEMSELVES.

MY BREASTS ARE SMALLER.

MY STOMACH IS SMALLER.

I'M GUESSING MAYBE I'VE LOST
25, 30 POUNDS.

I JUST SAW A FISH OVER THERE.

THERE THEY GO AGAIN.

DO YOU SEE TWO OR ONE?

I SEE TWO.
AWESOME.

WHY DON'T YOU TRY TO SCARE THEM
DOWN TO ME,

AND I'LL COME DOWN
TO THE OTHER END?

FISH PROTEIN IS ONE OF THE BEST
SOURCES OF PROTEIN YOU CAN GET,

AND OUT HERE,
I'M VERY SURPRISED

THERE'S FISH
IN THAT WATER POOL.

BUT WE'RE GONNA
GET ONE TODAY.

I THINK THEY'RE OVER
IN THIS HOLE HERE.

THERE HE GOES.

DO YOU SEE HIM?

HERE, FISHY, FISHY, FISHY.

FISHY,
I'M GONNA COME GET YOU.

I'M GONNA CATCH YOU
WITH MY HANDS!

E.J.: SO, I LOOK BEHIND ME,
AND THERE'S KELLIE.

SHE'S GOT HER LEGS
ALL SPREAD OUT.

THAT IS ONE STRANGE TECHNIQUE.

I'VE NEVER ACTUALLY CAUGHT
A FISH THIS WAY.

JUST PATIENCE.

PATIENCE.

WHOO!
FISH IN THE CROTCH.

GO, GO, GO!

NICE JOB, KELLIE!

GOT HIM.

NICE! KELLIE?
YEAH?

YOU'RE
THE BETTER FISHERMAN.

Narrator:
OUT ON TANZANIA'S SAVANNAH,

CATFISH LIVE UNDERGROUND
DURING THE DRY SEASON

IN THICK MUDDY PONDS.

AN INTERNAL ORGAN
FUNCTIONS AS A LUNG,

AND THEY CAN BREATHE AIR.

WHEN ENOUGH WATER IS PRESENT,
THEY EMERGE OUT OF HIBERNATION.

GOOD JOB.

DINNER. WHOO-HOO!

GOOD JOB, KELLIE.

Kellie:
CATCHING FISH IS A VICTORY.

THE FACT THAT I CAUGHT A FISH,

IT JUST PUTS ME ON MORE
OF A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD.

MAYBE NOW E.J.
WILL TREAT ME AS AN EQUAL

INSTEAD OF JUST SOME WOMAN HE'S
DRAGGING ALONG ON HIS EXCURSION.

AWESOME, EH?

NICE JOB.

WAY TO TEACH ME
HOW TO KILL A CATFISH.

WE HAVE OUR FIRST
REAL, REAL FOOD.

IT'S A REALLY SPECIAL MOMENT.

OH, MAN.

THAT IS SO GOOD.

THIS IS A WELL-EARNED MEAL.
IT IS.

E.J.: IF THE OPPORTUNITY
SHOWS ITSELF,

YOU HAVE TO POUNCE

BECAUSE WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE
OUR NEXT MEAL IS COMING FROM.

DAY 16 --
MY FOOT IS WORSE THAN EVER.

I'M KIND OF INCAPACITATED
RIGHT NOW.

I CAN'T EVEN MOVE AROUND
HARDLY ANYWHERE,

SO I'VE BEEN SITTING -- LAYING
DOWN HERE WITH MY FOOT ELEVATED

TO TRY AND GET THE BLOOD
OUT OF THE FOOT.

*BLEEP*

IN THIS KIND OF ENVIRONMENT,

A FOOT INFECTION IS AS GOOD
AS A DEATH SENTENCE.

IT COULD TURN
INTO A STAPH INFECTION.

IT CAN GO SEPTIC.

I CAN EVEN GET GANGRENE.

IN MY 25 YEARS IN THE MILITARY,

I HAVE SEEN GUYS LOSE LEGS
OVER THIS KIND OF THING.

IT REALLY SUCKS,
AND IT DEMORALIZES YOU.

SERIOUS. THIS IS NO JOKE.
THIS COULD BE LIFE-THREATENING.

OH, DID YOU HEAR THAT ONE?

A LOT OF THUNDER.

A LOT OF IT ROLLING IN.

RIGHT THERE --
LOOK AT THAT CLOUD HEAD.

OH, HERE IT COMES NOW.

MAN, THAT CAME IN QUICK.

RIGHT OVER TOP OF US.

OH, IT'S GETTING COLD.

AAH.

RIGHT NOW THE RAIN IS CREATING A
LIFE-AND-DEATH SITUATION FOR US

BECAUSE, IF OUR CORE BODY
TEMPERATURES LOWER TOO MUCH,

WE CAN GO INTO
A HYPOTHERMIC STATE,

AND THAT'S NOT GOOD,
AND THAT COULD BE DEADLY.

I'M STARTING TO SEE THE FIRE
STARTING TO GO OUT HERE.

WE'RE GONNA HAVE
TO START STOKING IT.

IF WE LOSE THIS FIRE,
WE'RE GONNA BE THROUGH.

THAT'LL BE A GOOD IDEA,

JUST SO WE HAVE SOMETHING --
SOME EMBERS.

THIS IS LIKE DISASTER,
BETWEEN MY FOOT AND THE RAIN.

I MEAN, THIS IS REALLY
A TOUGH SITUATION.

WE DIDN'T EXPECT THIS.
IT'S THE DRY SEASON.

THIS STUFF'S NOT SUPPOSED
TO HAPPEN AROUND THIS TIME,

AND THIS CAME OUT OF NOWHERE.

COME ON, GOD, GIVE US A BREAK!

UH-OH.

I GUESS THAT'S HIS ANSWER.

CHALLENGE, CHALLENGE, CHALLENGE.

THESE COALS ARE GOING OUT.

YOU TEND THE FIRE
OVER THERE.

ALL RIGHT.

WATCH IT. WATCH IT.

GET UP THERE AND TEND THE FIRE.
YOU ALL RIGHT?

HOLD ON.

IT'S IN THERE.
JUST TEND IT.

JUST DON'T LET IT GO OUT.

I'M GONNA KEEP
GATHERING FIREWOOD,

AND YOU JUST
KEEP DOING THAT.

IF ANYTHING HAPPENS
THAT YOU NEED ME FOR,

YOU JUST TELL ME.

I WILL.
YOU'RE DOING A GREAT JOB.

WAY TO STEP UP.

E.J.: MY FOOT FEELS LIKE
IT'S ON FIRE.

I'M DIZZY. I'M NAUSEATED.

THE PAIN'S JUST SHOOTING
RIGHT UP MY LEG.

YOUR SKIN IS THE EASIEST WAY
FOR INFECTION

TO CREEP INTO YOUR BODY
AND YOUR BLOODSTREAM.

AAH.
YOU ALL RIGHT?

NO.

Narrator: E.J.'s INFECTED FOOT
HAS WORSENED.

WITH HIS LIFE IN DANGER,

THE PRODUCTION CREW
HAS TO INTERVENE.

IF THAT STARTS GOING UP
YOUR LEG, MAN,

YOU'RE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE.

I'M WORRIED THAT YOU'RE NOT
GONNA MAKE IT TO THE END.

E.J.: DAMN IT!

E.J.: WHEN I WAS IN THE
MILITARY, SECURITY'S IMPORTANT.

IT'S JUST AS IMPORTANT OUT HERE
IN THE WILD, ESPECIALLY AFRICA.

THIS SPEAR I'M MAKING IS A
LITTLE BIT SHORTER THAN I LIKE,

BUT IT'LL AT LEAST
GIVE US SOMETHING

IN CASE SOMETHING COMES IN HERE.

WE CAN AT LEAST STICK THEM
WITH THIS

TO MAKE THEM THINK
THAT WE'RE NOT THE MEAL

THEY WANT FOR THE NIGHT.

THAT SHOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH
FOR THE SHELTER.

THIS IS CRITICAL.

SECURITY -- THERE'S WILD ANIMALS
OUT HERE.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.

THIS SPEAR MIGHT BE THE ONLY
THING BETWEEN US AND LIVING.

THIS CHALLENGE HAS GIVEN US
EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT.

Narrator: IT'S DAY 16.

E.J. AND KELLIE HAVE MANAGED
TO RESCUE THEIR FIRE

FROM THE SUDDEN STORM.

I'M GONNA KEEP
GATHERING FIREWOOD.

BUT E.J.'s WORSENING FOOT
HAS REACHED CRISIS POINT...

...AND THE PRODUCTION CREW
HAS STEPPED IN,

FEARING FOR E.J.'s LIFE.

E.J.'s INFECTED FOOT
PUTS HIM AT RISK

OF CONTRACTING SEPTICEMIA,

A SERIOUS CONDITION IN WHICH
BACTERIA ENTERS THE BLOODSTREAM

AND CAN RESULT
IN RESPIRATORY STRESS,

SEPTIC SHOCK, AND EVEN DEATH.

E.J. IS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MEDIC,

WHO WASHES HIS INFECTED FOOT

WITH AN ANTISEPTIC
SALINE SOLUTION.

IF E.J. IS DEEMED OKAY
TO CONTINUE,

IT IS HIS CHOICE WHETHER
TO CARRY ON OR TAP OUT.

E.J.: AAH!

Narrator:
THE PUNCTURE WOUND IS DRAINED

TO REMOVE ANY OF THE REMAINING
SHARDS OF THE THORN

AND DRESSED TO KEEP IT CLEAN.

ALL I WANT DO
IS GET BACK OUT THERE.

Narrator:
E.J. IS GIVEN ANTIBIOTICS

TO KILL OFF
ANY DANGEROUS BACTERIA

AND PREVENT FURTHER INFECTION.

E.J.: BEEN KIND OF CRAZY.
I GOT A LITTLE WORRIED.

I THOUGHT MAYBE THAT MY
CHALLENGE WAS GONNA BE OVER.

SO, TO BE SITTING RIGHT HERE NOW
IS A GREAT THING

'CAUSE THAT MEANS
I'M STILL IN IT.

I'M STILL IN THE CHALLENGE,
AND I'M STILL MOVING FORWARD.

Kellie:
WELL, I'M HERE IN THE CAVE.

I'M IN DIRE NEED
OF A HAIRDRESSER,

OF SOME MAKEUP, OF A SHOWER.

I WISH I HAD A BOTTLE OF RUM.

Kellie: DAY 20.

WE'RE STILL NOT THERE YET.

WE'VE GOT SOME IDEAS TO TRANSFER
THE EMBERS FROM OUR FIRE

TO ESTABLISH A ZONE
FOR THE HELICOPTER TO LAND.

E.J.: WE WANT TO GET SOME KIND
OF A CARRY BASKET BUILT

SO WE CAN TRANSPORT SOME EMBERS

SO WE CAN HAVE A FIRE AT THE END
OF THE THING.

Kellie:
AND GET THE FROG OUT OF HERE!

YEAH!

Narrator: E.J. AND KELLIE
MUST MAKE THEIR FINAL TREK

ACROSS THE HOT
TREACHEROUS LANDSCAPE

TO THE EXTRACTION POINT

AND TRANSPORT
THEIR BURNING EMBERS

UP THE REMAINING 1,500 FEET.

THERE, THEY HAVE TO MAKE
A SIGNAL FIRE

TO ALERT THE RESCUE HELICOPTER
THE NEXT DAY.

KEEPING EMBERS FROM BURNING OUT
OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME

IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT
TASKS THEY FACE.

THERE'S A BIG OLD DEAD TREE
UP HERE.

HEY, THAT LOOKS LIKE
A GOOD SPOT FOR CAMP.

YEP.
WE GOT EVERYTHING.

WE GOT HERE
WITH ALL ITEMS ATTACHED.

LET THERE BE FIRE.

HERE WE GO.

E.J.:
IT'S SO CRITICAL THAT WE MAKE
SURE A FIRE BURNS ALL NIGHT,

BECAUSE IF WE DON'T HAVE
AN EMBER IN THE MORNING,

WE'RE DONE.

SHOOT.
WE JUST LOST FLAME.

IT'S OUT.

COME ON, BITCH!

E.J.: I FELL ASLEEP
RIGHT NEXT TO THAT FIRE,

AND I WOKE UP, AND THERE WAS
NOTHING BUT COALS.

THIS IS VERY DIRE STRAITS.

WE'RE REALLY FOCUSING HERE
ON GETTING EMBER,

AND NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.

KEEP BLOWING.

WE JUST NEED
A LITTLE FLAME.

OH, YEAH, BABY.
KEEP IT GOING.

WATCH YOUR HEAD.

OH! OH!

HELP! HELP!

*BLEEP*

THAT WAS NOT GOOD.

OH, MY GOSH.

Kellie:
I'VE NEVER BEEN SO THANKFUL.

HE REACTED LITERALLY
WITHIN A SECOND OR SO.

E.J. SAVED MY LIFE.

THAT'S CRAZY.

E.J.: FINAL DESTINATION --

TOP OF EXTRACTION POINT
ON THAT HILL RIGHT THERE.

I FOUND SOME GOOD ANIMAL DUNG
FOR US TO TRANSPORT EMBERS.

I JUST DON'T WANT
TO CATCH ON FIRE.

I'VE ALREADY
BEEN THROUGH THAT.

DOING GOOD, KELLIE.

WELL, WE'RE ALMOST THERE.

VICTORY'S IN OUR GRASP.

WHOO! WE ARE HERE!

YOU DO YOUR
FIREMAN'S BLOW THERE.

THAT'S A NICE SMOKY FIRE.

FIRE -- NOW IT MEANS OUR RESCUE.
IT'S OUR WAY OUT OF HERE.

IT'S OUR EXTRACTION!

THERE IT IS, RIGHT THERE.

YEAH!

YEAH, INCOMING!
INCOMING!

E.J.:
I CAME INTO THIS CHALLENGE

THINKING A WOMAN HAD HER PLACE,

AND IT WAS DEFINITELY NOT
OUT HERE IN THE WILD.

KELLIE PROVED TO BE
AN AMAZING PARTNER.

I'LL NEVER THINK OF THE ROLES

OF MEN AND WOMEN
IN THE SAME MANNER AGAIN.

Kellie: THIS HAS TRULY BEEN
A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE,

AND I GOT TO SHOW
SERGEANT MAJOR E.J.

THAT A WOMAN CAN SURVIVE OUT
HERE JUST AS WELL AS ANY MAN.

THIS IS FOR ALL YOU
WHO WATCHED US SUFFER.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED
THAT BIG WET ONE.

E.J. AND KELLIE
SURVIVED 21 DAYS,

AND WHAT A RIDE IT WAS.

WE MADE IT!
WE SURVIVED 21 DAYS.

GOODBYE, AFRICA!

WHOO-HOO-HOO!

Narrator: AFTER 21 DAYS,

E.J. AND KELLIE HAVE UNDERGONE

A MENTAL AND PHYSICAL CHALLENGE
LIKE NO OTHER.

E.J. LOST A TOTAL OF 33 POUNDS,
AND KELLIE 28 POUNDS.

E.J. IS BACK WITH HIS FAMILY
IN NORTH CAROLINA

AND CONTINUES TO TRAIN SOLDIERS
AT FORT BRAGG.

KELLIE RETURNED TO ALASKA AND IS
PLANNING HER NEXT ADVENTURE,

THIS TIME WITH CLOTHES.

SURVIVAL EXPERTS REVIEWED
E.J. AND KELLIE

IN TERMS OF THEIR SKILLS,
EXPERIENCE, AND MENTAL APPROACH,

AND REASSESSED THEM BOTH

ACCORDING TO HOW THEY COPED
WITH THEIR SITUATION.

E.J. SHOWED HIS ADAPTABILITY

BY EMBRACING PRIMITIVE
SURVIVAL SKILLS WELL,

WHILE KELLIE USED HER PLANT
AND WILDERNESS KNOWLEDGE

TO GOOD EFFECT.

THEY BOTH DISPLAYED GREAT MENTAL
TOUGHNESS AND A WILL TO SURVIVE.

DESPITE THEIR UPS AND DOWNS,

THEY RECONCILED ANY DIFFERENCES

AND MANAGED TO WORK EFFECTIVELY
AS A TEAM.

OVERALL, THEIR PSRs IMPROVED
SIGNIFICANTLY.

E.J.'s PSR IS NOW 8.2,
WHILE KELLIE GETS AN 8.1.

THIS EXPERIENCE PROVES
THAT BOTH E.J. AND KELLIE

HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE
NAKED AND AFRAID.

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