Last night's episode of "Survivor" reminded me why I watch in the first place. Sure it's great to witness the bitchery (hi Crystal) and the backstabbing (we all see it coming Ace) but I was really wowed by the 4 minute scene where the Fang tribe simply watched an elephant in its natural habitat.
It must be easy for the 18 players to forget - amid the on camera interviews, immunity challenge and scheming - that they are truly in the middle of nowhere, a land where animals do in fact roam free. Watching the tribe put the game aside to just enjoy an elephant eating and impressively take down a tree was a wonderful moment amid the madness.
Kudos to the producers for allowing the scene to take up such a large chunk of time - it just proved that CBS can still depend on the prestigious "Survivor" to apologize for "Big Brother's" debaucherous summers.