Survivor (2000–…): Season 1, Episode 14 - Survivor: The Reunion - full transcript

Bryant Gumbel speaks with the 16 castaways in a reunion following the season finale. Jeff Probst tells us that Survivor will be back - in the Outback.

Richard Hatch,

Thank you, Bryant.

( applause and cheering )

You, uh...

You clean up nice.

You look a
lot different

than the guy we
saw on the island.


Are you a
lot different
than the guy

we got to know
on the island?

Um, I'm not sure who you think
I was on the island,

to tell you the truth, but, uh,
I don't think

I'm much different
than that person.

We saw one poll,
that, um, said,

"Of the final four,

who would you least
like to see win?"

And your total
was equal

to that of the
other three.

( laughter )

Uh, does that make this
a bittersweet victory?

Uh, not for me.

I-I think, uh,
the press made more...

made more out of my kind
of being, uh, evil than people.

The mail I'm getting
is really supportive.

People are, uh, uh, positive
and-and say,

"Go get 'em,"
and "We wanted you," and...

It's good
to hear.

So I think
it might be just the press.

That's good
to hear. Kelly,

close but
no cigar.

How often do you
think about what
could have been?

Uh, every day.

( laughter )


So much for it
only hurts for a
little while, right?

Yeah, well, you know.

Um, it was hard
not to notice

at the end
of the program

that you didn't
have a hug

or a handshake for Sue.


Still hurt?

Would you?

I'm over it.
You're over it?

Yeah. Life goes on.

It was a mean game, so...

a lot of mean things, but, uh...

And you found out
how mean it was?

I'm over it.

Oh, yeah.
I told her

she should, uh...

( applause and cheering )

What she should have done
was hauled off and hit me...

( laughter )

when the game was over with,
you know.

She may hit you before
the hour's over with.

You never know.

They couldn't have
done anything.

You never know.
Good evening and welcome.

I'm Bryant Gumbel,
and these are the 16 castaways

that we've gotten
to know over the last 13 weeks.

Tonight marks
the very first time

they've gathered together
off that island

in the South China Sea.

So consider the next hour
a new Tribal Council,

one loaded with fun

and consisting
of a much larger tribe.

For in addition
to the castaways,

we have assembled an audience
of family, friends and fans.

And tonight, we'll hear
from them

and from you, through exclusive
scientific polling

being conducted right now
while we're on the air.

Tonight, there are no alliances,
no immunity, no rules,

no deep thoughts about
Survivor's cosmic relevance,

what it all meant.

Only the stories the castaways
haven't been able to tell,

questions they haven't
been able to answer,

and issues they haven't been
able to resolve until tonight.

We think you'll want to hear
what they have to say

to each other and to you,
and you will right after this.

( applause and cheering )

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As we begin tonight,

I think we can assume now
that everyone is familiar

with Susan Hawk, Rudy Boesch,
Kelly Wiglesworth,

and Richard Hatch, all of whom
made it to the final four.

But since our other castaways

spent less time
before the camera,

some introductions
might be in order.

You might recall
that Sonja Christopher

and her ukulele were the first

to leave the island, followed...

( applause and cheering )

Followed in order by
B.B. Andersen,

( applause and cheering )

attorney Stacey Stillman,

( applause and cheering )

biochemist Ramona Gray,

( applause and cheering )

our bible-toting
proud virgin Dirk Been,

( applause and cheering )

the free-spirited Joel Klug,

( applause and cheering )

and Gretchen Cordy.

( applause )

And then
there are those castaways

who may be more familiar
to many of us.

They stayed on the island longer

and played a critical role
as the jury--

Greg Buis,
the coconut phone man,

( applause and cheering )

Jenna Lewis,

( applause and cheering )

Gervase "Never Nervous"

( applause and cheering )

America's sweetheart,
Colleen Haskell...

( loud applause and cheering )

and the island's
resident doctor,

the alphabetically-inclined
Sean Kenniff.

( applause and cheering )

Thanks, Bryant.

That's all right.
Thank you
very much.

You said
it was the least objectionable.

Is that really

what it came down to?
I felt that
he deserved it.

You know, he was a great...

He organized
and engineered the alliance.

He's Darth Gaydar.

That's what
we've been calling him.

The leader of the alliance.

( laughter )
And I think

he did a fantastic job.

He's the puppeteer
of the whole alliance

that you see sitting on
the couch before you, and...

Colleen, you ad...

Colleen admitted that
she changed her vote.


Did any of the other,
any of the rest of you--

were you swayed by anything
you heard that night?

The numbers.
( laughter )

Pure and simple.

Was that the
number deal?

Yeah, I...

Did he get it right?

Was the number seven?

No, it was number nine.
It was nine.

He was close, though.

Everybody picked seven.

So if Kelly would
have said nine...

It would have been Kelly.

...she'd be 900
grand richer?

( audience groaning )

...That many...

I know.
Who knew?

Who knew?
Well, you know.



( laughter )

You proud of
that speech?

Yeah. I was pissed
at the time,

( laughter )

and, yeah, I'm...

I never regret what I say.

But, uh,

yeah, it's over with.

What happened...?

At the time,
it worked for me, Bryant.

No, that's okay.
Hey, it's cool.
It worked, it worked.

I'm just wondering
what happened, because

when you got voted off,
you were all smiles,

and you were like,
"You know what?

"That's good.
I wanted

"to be in the final four,
and I did.

And got it right there."

And then you
came back,

an hour and
a half later,

and it's like, zing, pow, bang.

Well, yeah, when it ended up,
being, uh, Kelly and Rich...

A long time early on
in the game,

me and Kelly were...

I told Kelly,
"Let's stomp him.

Let's just..."
I wanted to beat him,

just beat Rich.

I didn't want

the million dollars, because

you get a million bucks,
and you got a lot

of leeches that come out
from under the leaves.

( laughter )
If I'm going
to make a million bucks,

I'd rather work for it.

And I'm not

real Miss Nice
like Kelly's nice.

You know, I

talk to people,
I'm polite to people,

but I don't go out
of my way to...

You know?

Kiss their backside.

So, um, I thought,
"Oh, the two of us,

and then we get down to the end,
and we can burn Rich."

It would have probably worked...

Yeah, but then we got...
had the tiff, you know,

and then Kelly was, like, doing
that lopsided thing, and...

But didn't you think
the speech...?

And then it was, like,
"Okay, Kelly,

"you're not in the alliance,
you're in the alliance.

"Okay, you tell them
you're not in the alliance,

but you... you are."


"Don't lie to me

and tell me that you told them."
You know?

But didn't you
think the speech

was a little harsh?

It might have been,

but, hey, that's the way I am.

I can take it.

If you want to give me one,
have at me because...

No, I'm not going to
pick a fight with you.

( laughter )


I don't
it, Bryant.

No way.
No, stay away.

Kel, in...

in retrospect, do you...
do you think

about, "Hey, I should
have gone at it with Rudy

instead of Rich?"

No. What I had
originally thought

when the vote...

When we voted for these two,
I thought, "Okay,

"you know, I'm going to stick
with my vote again.

"I'll stick with Rich,

"and it will be a tie,

"and then, they can fight it out

"and have a tie.

And then,
whoever is
there is there."

And that was my initial thought,

was to do that.

And I probably should
have stuck with that,
because I knew...

I knew Sue was going
to be bitter.

I-I knew she was,
and I told Rich

all that last day...

You haven't second
guessed yourself?

I mean, you had the chance
to-to go head-to-head

with Rich or Rudy.

And I was going
to keep my vote for Rich

and, you know,
the vote for Sue.

And then, they could decide
the tie-breaker

between the two of them,
and then...

Yeah. know, nobody would have
voted them off, because

that is what would have


And, uh, but she told me
she wasn't going

to let me get down to the three,
and so, I-I...

I couldn't let her...

She did. On
the final day,

she talked, um,

quite a bit about, uh,

anticipating and trying

to think about
what it was going to be like

when asked questions
or talked to by people,

and-and she knew
something was coming, honey.

I knew it, I knew it.

Oh, yeah, we all knew
something was coming.

This place reacted
like a Super Bowl

during that speech,
I'm telling you.
( laughter )

Rudy, what were
you thinking

when you let
the pole go?

( laughter and applause )

I, uh...

I must have fell asleep
or something.

( laughter )

I mean, you
know, poor Marge.


I mean, she's
sitting up there.

Hi, Mrs. Boesch.

Um, when you got
home, did she

turn to you and go, "Rudy!"

Not her. The kids.

( laughter and applause )

My kids are probably all...

All three girls
turned and said...

Yeah. I think
they're all sitting

at, uh, Gillian's tonight,
and, uh...

( Bryant laughing )

I don't know what.

Probably under the table.

( laughter )
You know,

that last...
that last Tribal Council,

you sat there saying,

"I need oxygen."

"I need air."

talk to me.

I mean, was
that at once

the best and worst part
of being on the island,

the Tribal Councils?

Worst all the time.

last council...

when we were
sitting and waiting

for votes and stuff?

But throughout.
When anybody got...

I think Richard's

is a little skewed.

It was probably the best

moment of his
life, you know?

For the rest
of us...


I think in the jury box,
it was kind of a downer.

No doubt about it.

He's the only one
that doesn't know

what it's like
to be voted off.

It sucks.


But, for example,
I know that,

for example, Colleen
and Gervase told me

before that they expected it
when they got it.

But I also know that Ramona
and Dirk--

you guys said you were shocked,
that you were stunned.

Still shocked.
Oh, I...

And Joel.

Yeah, it's just...

Yeah, it's, like,
when-when it comes

out of left field,
I mean, this is

like my family, you know,
and then it comes

out of left field,
and you get the boot,

and it's just like,
whoa, you know.

Then Gretchen.
Oh, man, when
Gretchen got it.

That's, oh...
( whistling )

That was hurt.
Jenna was

The reason
Joel went--
he was a

a male chauvinist pig.

( laughter and applause )

Come on now.

He is not.

Come on. You
got tell...

It was the cow.

He said the cow thing, man.

This dude said
the cow thing.

I just stood there
and said,

"Hey, whatever, man."

I am not a chauvinist.

I did not say anything

that was chauvinistic.

Okay, Gerv,
how about that?

I'll vouch
for that.

Come on, throw it
out there, man.

The truth is this--

I said the comment,
but Joel lives and breathes it.

( audience groaning )

( applause )

Isn't that true?

I cannot believe
you're doing that right now.

Okay, it's a
little true.

How many we got?
It is.

How many women have you got?

One, two, three...


No. That's

Oh, no,
oh, no.

We're not going

to go there
right now.

Uh... Sonja and B.B.,

uh, you were the first ones
to get bounced.

Uh, you went a lot farther
than any of us,

but was there
any embarrassment
attendant to that?

So much anticipation,
and then, as soon

as you get there,
you're out of there.

You know, when you're on
the island, it doesn't seem...

I mean, it happened
for a reason,

and it was just my tribe there
and Jeff, and it was okay.

But then you come back home,

and 40 million people
are watching you get voted off.

It's sort of humiliating, but...

But it gave you
a bigger platform.

Yes. So...


B.B., did it feel that awful?

Well, I, you know, where I...
helped engineer my own demise,

I-I felt pretty stupid later on.

( scattered chuckling )

Um... probably one
of the worst decisions

I've ever made, and, uh...

That's all right.

...I regretted it,

but, you know,
that's the way the game is.

You make an impulsive decision,
and... and you regret it.

But, uh...

Let me close out
this segment

with a question to you,

uh, Rudy.

Throughout the weeks,

we heard some of your comments
about homosexuals.

Didn't like them
in a homosexual way.


et cetera, et cetera.

And yet in the
final analysis,

you wound up voting
for a gay guy,

who you believed in,
and who you trusted.

I'm curious if the
experience on the island

changed any of your

about the sexual
orientation of

Nah, nah.

( laughter and applause )

You've got to love him.

( applause continues )

That wasn't the answer
you wanted, Bryant.

You want
to try it again?

It's not true.

We set up an alliance,

and, uh,
I gave him my word,

and my word is good.

Uh, the reason
I called him queer...

( cheers and applause )

The reason I called him queer

is so all my good
SEAL team buddies

will know
what I'm talking about.

( laughter )

When we come back-- I'll get
to it when we come back.

When we come back,
more from the castaways.

And later, we'll hear
what you have to say

as we get the results
of a special poll

that we're conducting tonight.

All that
and a few surprises, too,

when Survivor: The Reunion
returns right after this.

( cheers and applause )

Ten days inside my shower

with this monkey and-and
these giant insects.

And I forced myself to live
off of the dirty bath water

and whatever hair I could
collect from the drain.

( sighs )

( cheers and applause )

Thank you, Bryant.

Thank you very much.

Thank you.

How do you like that?

I didn't pick them, Sean.

Was that talent or what?

See? How can you ignore
talent like that?

And they selected you!

I know. Unbelievable.

( chuckling )

And they selected you!

It's their own fault.


Man, you know what?

Hey, Rudy,
is this true what I hear,

that you applied actually
to be on Survivor II?


You wanted to
do it again?

Till he wins.

( scattered laughter )

I'm going to keep trying
till I win.

( cheers and applause )

You know--

Go ahead, Rich.

You know, Bryant,

Rudy's comments, I mean,

he comes
from a different generation,

but he is a kind and gentle
and honest and amazing man

who-who I feel

um, uh, really close to.

We have a great

Not that close.

And the comments
you hear

are good-hearted.

Um, the words that you
hear often sound as if

they're, uh, um, un-P.C.,
if you will,

but that's not
what's in his heart.

He also gave,
we should note--

he's too shy and too
modest to admit it--

he's a legitimate hero
who gave 45 years

of service to his country.

( cheers and applause )

( cheering continues )

And Rudy...

I was-I was
reading about...

I was reading about
some of your adventures.

Is this true that you and four
other guys spent 18 months

on a decommissioned ship
in Hong Kong after the war?

Nine months.
Nine months.

Was that harder than this?


( laughter )

Was the company better?

Uh... I was there with a guy
named John Kennedy,

and, uh, when Kennedy
made president, I checked,

'cause if it was the same guy,

I would have been
the vice president.

He was a crook from way back.

We can assume it wasn't.

You know, speaking
of the physical rigors there,

um, Ramona, talk to me about
the smell on the island.

The reason I ask
is because Ramona

described it as the smell

of, what, hot garbage?

( laughs ):

I mean, we were all funky,

( laughter )

...after about
three or four days,

you know, we were sweating,
we're working,

we're traipsing
through the jungle...

we just all stank, and so,

yeah, it was hot garbage.

It was disgusting.
Not that bad.

It was bad.
Gretchen, how
long did it take

to get over the

of the way you smelled?

A couple of days.
You know what...

'Cause we all smelled bad.

...I don't remember it.
I honestly didn't.

I mean, we were swimming

all the time, so I don't...

We all stank.

I don't recollect
any odor either.

Besides Sean's odor.

That's the only one.
Yeah, my own.

Greg was pretty smelly.

I wouldn't say hot garbage.

So nobody stunk?

There wasn't any
hot garbage?


Not in our camp.

Let's take a question
from the audience.

We've got a young lady
up here

who's anxious
to ask something. Yes?

This question is for everybody.

I was just curious as to what
was the first thing that you ate

once you got off the island,

and if any of you are ever going
to eat rice again?

Love rice.

Ooh, rice.
I know,
I still eat rice.

I buy rice...
Can't get enough
of rice.

Actually, the first thing
I had was...

I had shrimp.
I had a peanut butter
and jelly sandwich

Jenna bought for me.

Sean, you have pizza?

It was all about
pizza for me.

Gerv and I hit Pizza Hut

in Kota Kinabalu.
Who lost the most weight

on the island?


Are you kidding?
How much? How much?

Uh, maybe 34 pounds, I think.

And I lost 100
before I got there.

Wow. Wow.
( applause )

I needed it.

That's a nice look, Rich.

Thank you.


Who gained all their
weight back already?

( laughter )

Let me talk a little bit
about, um...

what some of you think
is a dirty word, "alliance."

Um... dirty
word, Kelly?

Why did you feel
so bad about it?

'Cause it, I don't know,
it made the game

not fun anymore.

It was just sort of like, okay,

stand up in line and leave

whenever everybody decides
for you to, you know.

But the game was
a little more fun
than ours though.

( scattered chuckling )

'Cause we're over here.
Well, you know.

No, for real, though.

I look back
at the first show,

and it's like,
man, that was fun.

We're jumping off the boat,

working as a team,
it's all innocent.

And then you get to, like,
the last couple shows,

you know, and you're just like,
and it's like, "Ugh," you know?

It's like, just battle.
Too nasty?

And, yeah,
it just, it was just...

Joel, I heard
you said something
very interesting.

You said that the gen-xers

in your tribe
weren't really into

Tagi-like alliances.

What does gender have...?

I mean, what
does generation
have to do with it?

It's age group, I think.
You think?

We were younger,
we kind of, were hanging out,

and we went there
for a situation

that was a little bit different,
I think, maybe than theirs.

Right away when they got there,

they were very corporate,
very structured.

And if you look
at our younger generation,

we're just all kind of
doing our own thing.

We don't want to follow
a certain path.

And that how we're kind of doing
things and that's what we did.

There's nothing wrong with that.
B.B. was happy
about that.

Gretchen, you're sitting
there disagreeing. Why?

No, I disagree.

I think, you know,
you're either the type of person

who gets
sucked in emotionally

or you're the type of person
who can separate yourself.

And Rich and I even
talked about this,

and he, going into it, thought,

I'm not getting
emotionally involved.

And perhaps that's why

he didn't do well when he was
asked about everybody's families

and what they were wearing
and stuff

because he was able
to separate himself.

I can meet someone
for five minutes

and not be able to emotionally
separate myself from them.

But it was still
a game though.

Yeah, it wasn't, though.

I think the alliance
was appropriate.

You thought it was fair?


I-I suspected that-that if, uh,
if the Pagong tribe

didn't-didn't establish
some kind of alliance,

they'd be dead.

And I felt that,

and I think I mentioned it
to Gretchen early on.

But, uh...

But on
the other hand, B.B.,

you said you could
never lie about it.

that's all part of it.

No, but I think you can belong
to an alliance

and not lie about it.

If someone asks
if you belong to an alliance

you say, "Sure. So, what?"

Yeah, they went a
step further than
we were going to do.

We were going to have
our team hold together.

But he just went a step further,
he was a little smarter.

You know who I lied to?

I lied to Jeff Probst,
the host.

That's who I lied to.

Well, so did Susan.

Yeah, well,
had to though.

Susan, you were
a bad liar, too.

A terrible liar.

Oh, I'm, like awful.

I even told these guys,

oh, I lie so bad.
You looked
right at him

and went, "No.


It was bad. It was bad.

So, I was glad
to have that opportunity.

Listen, I needed
the alliance

to stay alive and I knew
it was going on, believe me.

We have another
question up here.

Yes, young lady?

Um, this question
is for the whole group.

How do you feel now that you've
seen the show on television?

Love the show.

Great show.

A lot of what you see out
there-- I'm sorry, Jenn.

A lot of what you
see out there is
very manufactured.

I mean, while my,
you know, lightheartedness

and whatever you want
to say about my intellect,

is a close approximation
of the real thing,

everyone here, including myself,
is a lot deeper character

than anything that you saw
on television.

Does anyone think
they were depicted

in a fashion
that was either

unfair or inaccurate?

Not myself,
but I think Greg was.

Oh, I would agree with that.

He was a lot
more boisterous.

He's very intelligent
and he's not like a goofball...

And I got to
stick up for Sean.

Sean is actually
very intelligent.

Sean is not goofy?

He is not. He's
very intelligent.

Thank you very much.

You know, he said the
show is manufactured.

I don't want people
to get the wrong idea,

because I think
they really did

a good job at depicting

the sequence and the process
pretty accurately.

I mean, CBS, Mark Burnett,
and Craig Piligian,

those people put together
a program...

You got the
million, Rich.

You don't need
to do this.

No, amazing.

You got the million.

( applause )

The camera phone...
out of this world.

Coming up... coming up,

we're going to talk about
romance on the island--

what did and didn't happen.
( audience whooping )

And Jeff Probst joins us
from Australia

with the first look
at what lies in store

for the next Survivor castaways.

That's right after this.

( cheers and applause )

But in my years growing up
on a Wisconsin dairy farm,

I've learned many different
survival techniques.

For instance,
hunting for firewood.

( cocks gun )

Freeze, firewood, now!
On the ground!

( cheers and applause )

That was good!

That's the first time
I've seen that since I made it.

My mom was so disappointed
with that film.

She didn't like it so much
it's the only thing

she wouldn't copy,
out of this whole thing.

After that,

they put you
on the island with us?

Yeah, well, I mean,
I'm good with a shotgun.

Imagine what the people

who are applying for the
second one are thinking.

They've seen yours,
they've seen Sean's.

I mean, my goodness.

We're going to have
some fruitcakes.

Let's go back
for another question.

Yes, ma'am?

Yes, my question
is for Colleen and Greg.

Was there a budding romance
going on between you two

while you were on the island,

and is there something
going on now?

( all oohing )

A two-part question.

I've talked about it enough.

And, uh, and so, I'm
going to pass the...

pass the buck.

Well, um...

I want it back.

Nothing happened.

( laughter )

Nothing happened.

I was covering
for another relationship

going on.

( crowd gasping )
All I'm
going to say.

That's all I'm
going to say.

Okay. Pick a number.

( laughing )
Pick a number.

How would you characterize
the relationship

on the island with Colleen?

With Colleen, um...

It was excellent;
we had a great time

together, and, uh...

it wouldn't have been
the same at all.

We both... played
really well together

and, uh, inspired each other
to have a great time.

Well, who's idea was it
to tease the audience

and-and leave everyone thinking

that maybe
something happened?

We were there
to make

a TV show, I mean...

we were there.
Is that to say
it was your idea?

Sex and violence.

( cheering and applause )

They want it.
They got it.

So it was your idea?
I wouldn't say

it was either person's idea--
we just had fun.

It was all a
joke, real...

I mean, w-when people
ask you questions,

you know what they want,
so give 'em the answer.

I-It's more interesting
and exciting.

What about the
second part of the
lady's question?

What about since the island?

Are you going to tell
the truth this time?

I live in
Miami; he lives

in Colorado.

So what?

( laughing )

They don't have planes
in either place is
what you're telling us?


I mean, I'm-I'm


Did I miss


trying to say
"No, there isn't,

at this point."
I mean, you know,

young, have fun,
see lots of people. Yeah.

I mean, look, there
are a lot of people who
thought strange things.

They thought

Sean... and Jenna.

See, now, we
did have sex.

( cheering and applause )

Okay, we made
an agreement...


not to talk about that.

That's sarcasm.

I do think we should talk

a little bit about,
um, Joel and Gervase.


You know...
It had to come out.

Let's bring it out.

Oh, my God,
they're out.

Well, now, wait
a second, though.

I did read
that Richard...
Richard said

that on the day before Colleen
was complaining about him

walking around
buck nekkid,

that Colleen and
Gervase and Greg
And Greg.

had been sitting
around the fire nekkid.

Lying around
on top of each other

near the fire.


Sans clothes?

Sans clothing?

Clothing, sans

Other languages.

I mean, it's raining; you're
drying off, but I'm not going

to play that game, like,
"You were naked, too."

You know, I mean,
come on.

...More naked than she is.

You were naked?

I mean, yeah, I was.

...There you are.

All right,
not like that, though,

not like that.

What was the deal
there, Richard?

Um, nudity is just something
I'm comfortable with.

I mean, it's, uh...
and it's a deserted island,

110 degrees in the middle
of the South...

South Sea...

( all talking over each other )

A few people on
the camera crew,

and I've got to say,
"Hey, Chris." My son.

I forgot to say hi to my son.
Hey, you.

It didn't bother
you that it might've
offended some folks?

Um, when it did offend
some people,

I immediately put
my clothes back on.

It was my birthday; I'd intended
to spend the entire day nude.

So it was your
birthday suit.
Yeah, absolutely.

We intended to kick you
off the island.
Absolutely. They tried.

But I... but I...

but my intention
isn't to offend.

It was just to be comfortable,

and, actually, the Tagi team
had plenty of time

to get used to that, and got...
and didn't...

Once we combined,
it changed a little bit,

so I had no trouble
putting clothing on

most of the time.

Being from Tagi,
I-I would think

that you'd be more
in the alliance thing,

and I think
that was everybody's problem--

was that you were alone...
and naked,

like, naked and alone...

where Gervase and I
were purely trying

to come to the bottom
of an age-old myth,

and Colleen was judging.

( laughing )

( cheering and applause )

We worked together.
There were a couple
of people naked.

Let's-let's get
another... let's
get another question.

Yes, what's
your question?

Um, so, what
was it like

eating the bugs:
the live worms and stuff?

Gervase should answer that.


Yeah, Gerv and Stacey.

Um... everybody just said,

"Why not show my poker face?"
and that was my poker face.

That was
your poker face?
Oh, yeah.

I want to play
with you.

That was the worst thing
I've ever done in my life.

But Stacey got it done.

I didn't think it was that bad.

Yeah, look what happened
to her, though.

They voted her off.

Gervase, you had
a real hard time with it,

and the minute
Stacey got her two down,

you wasted no time in...

Oh, yeah, I spit them out.


The idea was to take 'em,
throw 'em in my mouth,

chew two times and swallow.

When I went to swallow 'em,
they crawled across my mouth.

( crowd groaning )


Stacey, what was
your take on it?

How did... how did
you devour them?

You know, I just really wanted

to kick his butt...

and I knew I was in a precarious
position in my group,

and I knew that winning that
for them

might save me
a little longer.


we've already had
the handshake here between,

uh, Susan and Kelly.

Let me bring back some, um,

some other
infamous pairings,

can we say?

Um, Stacey and Rudy...

sitting next
to each other.

Yep, Rudy and I are
great friends now, actually.

You know,
we talked about this today.

I got a T-shirt on

that says "Rudy loves Stacey."

( laughter )

Good friend of mine
gave it to me.

( applause )


Um, another good pairing

didn't get along real well: Joel

and B.B.

Who, B.B.?

Oh, what?
We loved each other.

We just...
Oh, buddy.

We just didn't show it.

Now you do?
Well, I guess

you know what I think is...
I think that,

you know, what, 150 years
from now,

I'll be just like B.B.

( laughter )


And I can't even comment

on that, because
Years from now...

he's so young,
he'll never make it.

I know that you, uh,
you rationalized

washing your clothes
in the water can,

but what if Joel had done that?

How would you've reacted?

Well, I think he
did, only I think

he went over to the water hole
and did it.

But, you know,
we all wash our clothes

in our drinking water,
if you stop and think
about it, y-you know?

I didn't.
Don't you drink the water

In the drinking water?

Sure, I mean, before you drink.

Oh, bef...

Oh, oh, I never did.

I'm not going to win
this argument.

I wouldn't do it again.
No, you're not,
but that's okay.

We'll go to
another question.

Yes, sir?
Good evening.

While you were
on the island,

you were with a lot
of crew members.

What was that like,
not having any privacy?

What was it like
not having any privacy?

That's what I was trying
to get to-- it wasn't a plug.

If you picture
what you saw us doing,

imagine the people
behind the scenes:

cameramen and women,

the sound people,
in the torrential rains

all 24 hours a day
following us around.

They were absolutely,
utterly amazing.

Unbelievable crew.
Thank you.

( applause )

Did you not...

Did you not
have any privacy,

or did you just, at
some point, just start

to look at them
as, like, plants?

They were like trees.

They were everywhere.
I mean, one time,

actually, Pagong snuck away
to the mobile camp,

Yeah, we did.
but they found us, like,

in three minutes.
We thought we had 'em.

We thought
we totally fooled 'em,
and they found us somehow.

I don't know how.
They'd still
find you?


Even though we knew
they were videotaping us

24/7, I-I was
confident that...

and I took Mark,
the executive director's, word

that he wasn't
going to show anything--

you know, us going
to the bathroom

or-or maybe naked if we...
if we didn't want to, um...

embarrassing, then.
you know, but, I mean,

because his vision
that it was going to be

that this was a family show,
so-so I felt confident.

The only embarrassing
thing they show

is that little dance
Rich did on the beach.

( laughter )

What was that?

I have no idea.
I don't even remember

doing it till I saw.

That was Rudy's
fresh and fruity day.

There you go.

I mean, we-we've
got the tape again.

I mean, check this dance out--
I mean, what do we...

what do we call that?

( laughter )

I have no idea.

Automatic reaction.
Hey, you know what?

It was natural; it was real;
it was inspired.

Unplanned. Thanks, Bryant.

Let's go to another
question. Yes, ma'am?

Um, my question
is for Jenna. Um, Jenna,

one of the saddest moments
on the show

is when, um, you didn't get
your videotape.

Do you regret leaving
your daughters behind
for 39 days?

No, I don't. I regret my mom
not getting the tape

out in time.
( laughter )

I made... I made the conscious
decision to leave them.

Um, I was just sad
because I didn't get my video.

Everybody had to leave behind
loved ones.

I left my two little daughters

who are sitting
right over there,

but they came out uns...
unscarred from it,

and they had a great time
with Nana in the process.

Um, before we
leave this section,

uh, which we're calling
"Friends and Enemies,"

Rudy, I'm going to end
with you again,

because, uh, I'm familiar
with some tough comments

you had about these folks.

"Don't call me.
I won't call you."

"These are not people
I'd pick as friends."

Change your mind?


not really.
( laughter )

( cheering and applause )


And he means that
in a really kind way.

I know!

I, uh, you know, I-I hang around
with military guys

that don't swear
and all that stuff, and, uh...

Problem is you can't
get rid of us.

You're stuck with us.

That's right.
We'll always be
hounding you now.

Coming to your house
for Christmas.


I wouldn't doubt that.

( laughter )
Hey, look,

while we've been on the
air, we've been conducting
a, uh, scientific poll

to find out what you
and other viewers think

about who won and who didn't.

The first results are in.

We're going to check 'em out
when we come back

right after this.

Maryanne and me,
born on a farm,

who could do no harm,
but honestly,

don't I have a little charm?

( cheering )

Oh, my God!

What the hell was that?

Oh, my God!

Oh, my God!
Who wrote that?

Were there any
other lines

to the poem
that we missed?

W-What's that?

Were there any
other lines

to that poem
that we missed?

Yeah, that was just
a little bit of me.

We liked the
hairdo then, too.

Oh, you liked that?
It was pretty interesting.

We, um, as noted,

we ran a couple
of poll questions this evening,

and so we're going
to share the results

with some folks who...

um, of the 25-plus million
who watched you

on a somewhat regular basis.

Let's go to the first question.

Did the right person
win tonight?

Only 31% said yes.

Doesn't cost
you anything.

( laughing )

Second question--
who would you have voted for?

45% went for Rudy.

( cheering and applause )

42% went to Kelly.

Richard 11%, Susan 2%.


Did the winner play fair?

How you guessing this
one broke down, Rich?

Oh... no idea.

No idea.

I imagine people
think I didn't,

but I truly believe

I played as fair
and ethically as
I could have.

Take a look at the numbers.

61% think you played fair.


( cheering and applause )

And lastly,
this goes back to the question

we were talking about
about alliances,

and why some people
felt skittish about it.

The question was,
for the $1 million,

would you do
what the winner did to win?

And almost half...

Got naked?
That's amazing.

Walk around naked?

( laughing )

If that's what
was required.

I think if you'd ask
those people,

and you'd say "If I
guaranteed you $1 million,"

that you'd have
about 95% of them

would do exactly
what Richard did.

Well, you
know what?

We got to hand
it to Rich.

Up front, he said,

"I'm going to win
the million."

Paycheck's already written.
You were certain of it.

I played cocky.
In my interview tape

and in walking
into CBS' interview,

I said,
"What are you waiting for?

"I know you're going to pick me.

"What you don't know is
I'm going to win the million,

"and what you need to know
for next year

is I'm going
to host the next show."


I just played cocky,

and they picked me.

And I'm not hosting
the next show, so...

And yet, the woman to your right

is the only castaway
that never got one

single ouster
vote-- not one.

She's awesome.

Not a one.

( cheering and applause )

And man, could
she win immunity.

( laughter )

Let me talk
about fame

a little bit.

Um, for how many of you

has this show
changed your career path?

Your aspirations?


All of us.

( everybody talking )

For what
you want to do

with your life.

I'm pretty happy.

I wouldn't want
to live it over.

You know, I might not be
as lucky as I am now.

I'm pretty happy.

Change the future?

I wouldn't want anything
any different.

I think all of
us are just, uh...

Everything has changed
a little bit,

and what success
we can get out of life,

in any aspect that we choose,

that it's just helped us
a little bit.

But you're
moving to L.A.

to look for some

Yeah, I didn't mention that.

I'm moving to L.A.

Jenna moved out
to the coast
to take advantage

of some opportunities,

I was going to move there

a year ago.
Oh, okay.

Sean, you're
coming up

on Guiding
Light, right?

B.B. and Stacey
have been in ads.

Ramona's writing for,
um, E.T., right?

Entertainment Weekly,
I'm sorry-- E.W.

I'd like to surf,

and if anyone wants
to pay me to surf...

I'm just putting that out there.


Hey, look, there is
one person missing

from this reunion--
a man so familiar

that he's almost been
like the 17th castaway.

I'm talking, of course,
about the show's host--

not Richard Hatch--
Jeff Probst.

Jeff has been in Australia,
site of next Survivor challenge

which is set to air
early next year

right after the Super Bowl.

Tonight he's got the first look
at what 16 new Survivor entrants

will have to outwit and outlast
in the outback.

Soon 16 new strangers
will volunteer to be stranded

in the Australian outback.

This is a land
so vast, so remote,

that large portions of it
aren't even charted.

Certainly majestic,
stunning vistas,

all sorts of exotic wildlife,

but 39 days in this environment
is going to be harsh.

The temperatures
will be scorching.

And unlike Borneo,
the trees here

provide very little shade.

No relief from the heat.

Not to mention the fact
that there are all sorts

of deadly creatures
scampering about.

It's going to be
a tough environment,

but there is hope.

The aboriginals have survived
out here for centuries,

simply by learning to adapt,
and as a result,

they're able to live in harmony

with a land that is really
unlike any other place on Earth.

How will the 16 survivors fare
in this environment?

Who knows.

The bigger question--

how will they fare
with each other?

Because as we have seen,
surviving each other--

surviving the social politics--
is what this game is all about.

And this time, the delicious
but dreaded tribal council

will take place

high atop a beautiful waterfall

where each week
the tribes will come,

cast their ballots, and then
boot somebody off the island.

The landscape may have changed,
but the test remains the same--

outwit, outplay, outlast
to be the sole survivor.

The first time was great.

Can't wait to do it again.

I'll see you in the outback.

( cheering and applause )

I think it
was Sonja

who said that this game is
really about surviving the vote.

Is that what it is,
do you think?

Well, I think so.

I have said that I forgot
the "outwit" part of it.

I had a very idealized notion

that we should go there
with teamwork,

and the ultimate survivor
would rise to the top,

and we would support them.

( imitating buzzer ):

And if that's what it had been--

if it had just been
about surviving

in the wilds,
who would have won?




We're getting a
lot of Gretchens.

If we would have
stuck together,

I think she would definitely
have won, there's no doubt.

Just from, you know, who
was going to vote against her?

I think Gretchen would have.

She taught survival

for what, six years
in the Air Force?

There's no doubt.

I think Greg.

I think Greg

has the natural
instincts for it.

Joel's also
very capable.

So are Sue
and Kelly.

I was the big fish
out of water.

They did a great job
casting all 16 of us.

They did do a
great job casting,

there's no doubt
about that.

We're going
to come back

with some final words
from the castaways.

We'll do that after this.

( cheering and applause )

I'm going to do
silly little tricks

to entertain you,
make you happy--

things like standing
on their heads.

Well, that's really me.

But no games here, folks.

I'm going to be myself.

( cheering and applause )

Oh, my God.

Was that your
thesis at Brown?

Close, very close.

It was a partnership
with my sister.

She really made it what it was.

We've heard about
that partnership.

Tell her thanks
for us, will you?

Before we came
on the air, Rich
came up to me,

and he said he wanted to do
something before we got away

So, Rich,
why don't you

go ahead
and do it?

Just really quickly,

the poll
that you saw the people take,

and they talked
about who ought to win,

and they picked Rudy.

And Kelly and I
had a chance to be
there at the end,

and close the camp.

And these were
a couple of things

that were left in camp

that I think Marge
and Rudy would like.

And one is the sign that
said "Rowdy Rudy's Diner,"

and I want Marge
to have it.

And the other is
the clue that we got

for the immunity
challenge that Rudy won.

( cheering and applause )

Hey, Rich...

I started
with you.

I'm going to
end with you.

You said on the air
that the million
would change your life.

How's it going to?

What are you
going to do?

Um, there are a couple things
I've wanted to do.

One main thing is to start

an outdoor adventure program
for troubled teens--

something like I went on
when I was 18 years old.

It's a goal that I've had
for a long time.

( cheering and applause )

It's really nice,
it's really nice.

You're a
deserving winner.

Thank you.

You're a very
deserving winner.

You played the game,
you played it tough.

I had fun.
You played it upright,

you played it smart,

and you deserve
big congratulations,

as do all of you.

Thanks to all of you.

( cheering and applause )

And so, it is, uh...

so, it is time now
for us to end

this special tribal council,
only this time,

there are no votes to cast,
no torches to snuff out.

The 16 people on this stage
tonight began as strangers.

But now millions of us know them
on a first-name basis.

Whether you view their efforts

as some deep-seated
microcosm of society

or nothing more than
a television game,

there is no denying
their impact.

These castaways will be
appearing in advertisements,

like this one out
just this week,

as well as on magazine
covers and in newspapers

for some time to come.

Tomorrow morning, some
even will be joining me

on The Early Show.

So, we'll see you then.

On behalf of these 16
now-familiar individuals,

I'm Bryant Gumbel,
thanking you

for being a part
of this reunion.

Once again,
the tribe has spoken.

Good night.

( cheering and applause )

( Survivor
theme music playing )