More On Morons
Jeff turns to Tijuana now, eager to ask her why she defied the jury's apparent consensus -- that Lill was a Very Bad Person -- and provided the one vote that didn't go to Sandra. Tijuana says that she voted according to the answer to her final question, and that when Sandra said that Lill was the person who was responsible for everyone's ouster, Tijuana actually thought that was a point in favor of Lill, because it indicated that she played effectively. Wow, look at Tijuana, all trying to vote on game-playing merit. Silly girl. You're supposed to be voting to say something about yourself. Hasn't she ever seen the show?
Jeff turns to Lill to explore perhaps the most mystifying question of all, which is why she made the decision to take Sandra to the end instead of Jon. Well, that's the most mystifying question aside from why Lill made her hair quite that red and sproingy for the reunion when it doesn't really flatter her at all and she presumably had a few months to think about it. Lill claims that she used "[her] heart more than [her] head." (About the game, not her hair, although -- presumably, that, too.) She surprisingly does not add, "I had little choice, because my head isn't usually too much help anyway." She says that Sandra is a mom like Lill is, Sandra is a wife like Lill is...and that Jon -- "no offense" -- has nothing going on in his life except being a huge dink, and would probably spend the million bucks on 500,000 two-dollar hookers. She doesn't say the part about the hookers, but it's written all over her face. Of course, Lill said some of this same stuff during the final episode, so I don't think it's completely bogus, but she's also said she thought she would have a better chance against Sandra than against Jon, given his penchant for scheming and the respect other people might have for his style of play. I suspect that in reality, it was some of both. I think Lill hoped to beat Sandra and thought she might have a better chance, but I also think she could not abide the possibility of Jon winning if she guessed wrong. Absent a good read on who would be a better choice strategically, it was a bonus that if Lill got rid of Jon, she would at least...well, get rid of Jon. In her discussion with Probst, Lill goes so far as to claim that she didn't really expect to get votes, because she was an outcast, so it was largely a matter of giving away the money. Again, I don't believe her motives were anywhere near that pure, but I do believe she particularly didn't want to screw up and give Jon the money, so I don't think she's entirely full of it, either. It's not revisionist history so much as it is cleaned up and polished history.