Cindy, meanwhile, tells everybody jawing at the dock that she's seen Brandon's rope-cutting technique at camp, and she understands it and knew what he was doing. Judd cuts in to tell her that if she knew the technique, she should have jumped in. I don't think Cindy meant it that way at all. I think she meant that while she understands how Brandon does it, she couldn't have emulated it, and I don't think she's claiming she could have done better than Jamie. I think she's just saying she knows Brandon has a method and, in fact, explaining why she was frustrated knowing she couldn't have done any better. She goes on to say basically this -- that she doesn't have the shoulder or the strength that Judd or Jamie has, so she indeed couldn't have done it. Judd, however, refuses to quit bullying her, which is really unbecoming, and takes the opportunity to take a shot at Cindy by saying that if she -- or Margaret, which: irrelevant -- ever want to do anything, they should feel free. Cindy doesn't even get mad, which appears to be a calculation made on the basis of obvious futility. She just agrees that she understands the "if you think you can do better, then do it" argument. Judd keeps hitting, though, all about "get us out of the spotlight" and "shine like the star that you think you are." Dude, that's not at all what Cindy said. Judd's just responding to something that didn't happen. Cindy interviews that it irritated her to have Judd "mouthing off" like that, and that she's not sure it's a smart idea to be going out of your way to piss people off at this point. Normally, this would be the part where I'd point out that an utter lack of social skills is usually not punished on this show the way I'd like, but I think I...won't.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B | 495 USERS: C+
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