Look, strategically, you can argue all day about what she should have done. I can easily make and accept the argument that giving people cars today is a good way to make sure they don't vote you off tomorrow, or that people on the jury who are torn about whom to vote for might go with the person who gave them a large gift. But I could also argue that if you're Cindy, and if you have strong reason to believe you're not going tonight anyway, then all you accomplish by giving away the four cars is making yourself the least desirable F2 partner in history. Who's going to take someone to F2 who has given cars to three people on the jury? It's completely no-win for her, because the more you think that giving people cars will make them more likely to favor her, the more you have to think that it will make them more likely to get rid of her on the theory that other people will favor her, you know? I think it's one of those situations where, all other things being equal, I would tend to strategically favor leaving things status quo and sticking with what I already had. When you add in the fact that Cindy's winning the contest and then being the only person not to get a car is ridiculously unfair from a pure competitive standpoint, and the fact that she could hope other competitive people would understand and agree with that, it seems to me like at the very least an entirely defensible decision.
Anyway, Cindy's next choice is to take Steph on the reward, and as soon as Steph comes over to hug her, her first words are, "I would have kept the car." Good on her; she's driven me bonkers all season, but I give her big points for that, which seems totally genuine. Steph and Cindy hop into the car. You can tell that Cindy feels somewhat bad as they get into the car, and Steph pats her on the arm: "This is beautiful...be happy!" In the car, Cindy is already rethinking: "There's no guarantees in this game, and...giving people cars is no guarantee that they're going to say, 'Give her a million bucks.'" "Exactly," Steph agrees. Cindy and Steph take off.
On the road to the reward, Steph talks to Cindy about how "sweet" her car is, and Cindy interviews about how excited she was to win the car like that. Her next comment to Steph is that "zookeepers don't drive cars" (you can't insure them, I'm sure, because of the constant risk of a stampede on the way to work), but Steph insists that this one does. They also talk about how neat it was to see three women playing against each other in the second round, and my sense is that their happiness about that is pretty genuine. When not accompanied by revolting sexual politics, I don't mind people being happy about women doing well in a competition that often doesn't favor them. When Steph and Cindy pull up to the camp, there's an archeologist waiting. He welcomes them to the Yaxha archeological campsite. He invites them to come and eat, and he shows them the spread of meat and veggies and, of course, rum. I don't really drink rum by itself, though, so I hope there are some mixers or something. Diet Coke with Lime works well.