It’s been a year and a half since we saw someone have an enema on a Discovery show as a last resort for hydration. We are due!
Cue the Sept. 2 second season premiere of Man, Woman, Wild, which shows how Mykel Hawke, a former Special Forces survival expert, and his wife Ruth England, a TV journalist, band together while stuck in a boat in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. In the exclusive clip below, we see what happens when Mykel gets seasick and loses too many fluids — he asks Ruth to give him an enema using dirty rain water so that his bowel will absorb a small fraction of it. Were we Ruth, we’d have pointed out that Bear Grylls managed to give himself an enema on a raft in the Pacific. Then again, Mykel’s plan to take the dirty water up his backside means Ruth gets to drink the last of their clean water, so no wonder she doesn’t hesitate for long before saying, “I’ll do it.”
Naturally, Ruth handles most of the color commentary from there, save Mykel’s “Now I’m gonna configure to receive enema.” Enjoy! (You’re welcome.)