Jeff then asks Judd how things are with Margaret, considering their rather awful blowup at tribal council. Jeff has never seen anything quite like that, because he doesn't usually hang with crazies. Judd says that it was "part of [his] strategy," and then he smiles, and somehow, this is...accepted? As an excuse? And people laugh? And he says, "No hard feelings whatsoever"? Somebody really, really needs to explain to Judd that "no hard feelings" is an expression of forgiveness. The full sentence when it is used in the declarative sense is, "I have no hard feelings." Not "You have no hard feelings." You can't punch someone in the jaw and then be like, "No hard feelings. Hey, why are you getting mad? I said 'no hard feelings'!" Jeff also says he just wants to clear up with Judd that Judd did lie, and that he's kind of tired of seeing Judd look around with shock, insisting that at least he never lied. Jeff points out that, even after being confronted about his lie about the idol, Judd still did his exit interview and insisted that he never lied. Judd tries to bail out again by pointing out that, the night before the lie, he was drunk. So he doesn't remember. Or he isn't sure. Or he went nuts. Or he was having a blackout. Or something. It might have been his twin brother Schmudd. The guy would really, really be better off if he would just own it.
Now, it's time to talk to Bobby Jon. How did he enjoy coming in as one of the strong guys and then going down on the first day with eyes rolling back? Bobby Jon says that he was humbled and embarrassed, which is more than many lesser guys would have coughed up. Jeff asks about his strategy and playing people better the second time around. "You gotta mash the gas to get the car to go," Bobby Jon says in his...Bobby Jon way. He says that people who believe they can just work hard and be nice and win the game are very wrong. Jeff tries to go back to "mash the gas," but Bobby Jon is kind of embarrassed by then. Jeff compliments him on the fact that, of all the people who have played, Bobby Jon is one of the most "authentic and endearing," which is surprisingly well-chosen terminology for Probst. Because those are exactly the two things that are good about Bobby Jon. He is intrinsically likable and there is no artifice, and those are both things I suspect Probst appreciates for their rarity, much as I do, not that Probst doesn't sleep with Julie anyway.