How It Didn't Happen
Jeff now turns to Amanda to ask her about her "biggest move in the game," which was getting James booted and, as it turns out, saving Todd's bacon. Rather than asking Amanda to explain her thinking, though, Jeff asks her to talk about how she felt at tribal council waiting to see whether James would play an idol. She says that, indeed, it was stressful, because James kept eyeing the bag, and she was sure he was going to reach for an idol any minute. She also mentions that she was pretty nervous about going back to camp with James in the event it didn't work, and how it was possible that he was "going to kill everyone." That's...uncomfortable, a little. Fortunately, James obliges by nodding that he might indeed have killed them, and then laughing. What's sad about this is that this is literally the only thing Amanda will be asked in the entire reunion, and it's not really a question about her -- about her unexpected challenge prowess, about her bad performance at the final tribal council that some people believe lost her the game, about her strategy, or about her conflicted feelings over booting Denise. It's just more shit about James not playing the idol, as if Amanda -- who many people believed would win going into the final episode -- isn't worth really addressing about her own game.