A Million To Whine
For a fresh taste of everything that's bitter, Jeff goes to Lex, asking him what the effect is on your family when people hate you. Jeff stops short of saying "as they once didn't, but now do, when it comes to you personally, LEX." Apparently, Lex told Jeff earlier in the week that he felt bad that his kids had to see "that," which I guess means his getting booed at the reunion. I suppose not being a dick in the first place was an option that might have spared Lex's kid that experience, not that I would have expected Lex to take that option. Or notice it when it went by. Lex says that there's a "huge impact" on a person's family from all of this, but he starts up the hip-hop crossover hands and explains that "if you've got a really good thing goin' with your family," then that can get you through anything. He says his son is fine. Although undoubtedly growing up with some strange notions of how you play checkers properly. The great thing is that Lex says that you'd know more about him if you met him for sixty seconds than you would from watching him on TV for thirteen weeks. Because in sixty seconds, it would all make sense, even though when he's on television, live and unedited, he consistently makes himself look like an even bigger jackass than he was on the show. Lex, your theory is weak and watery, but thanks for offering it anyway. Lex closes with his happy remarks about being able to go back to his friends and family, all of whom are presumably at peace with his being a self-important prick. Hey, if you can't be a prick to your friends, to whom can you be one?
Jeff says that he has one more thing to bring up, which he calls "the last sensitive topic." Apparently, Jerri has remarked somewhere, and it has gotten back to Jeff, that the only reason she and some others were at the finale and are at this event is because of contractual obligations. Thus, Jeff would like to say they are all free to go if they don't want to be there: "If there's anyone who does not want to be here, we don't want you to be here." Furthermore, he says, if you win the million dollars after you leave, you'll still get your check. "Here's your chance to go if you want to go," he says. "Otherwise, I don't want to hear about it anymore." Jeff, I may kiss you. Seriously. Prepare yourself. Audience: "Wooooo!" Jerri's jaw: "[Lock.]" Pretty much everyone besides Jerri applauds, and unsurprisingly, no one leaves. Because the last thing Jerri wants is to leave quietly and have people stop paying attention to her. She'd have to find another show to go on then. Jeff comments that everyone is staying, and says that we're going to reveal the first person who's in the final four.