Probst asks Dan just how much money he actually has. How rude! As it turns out, Dan would prefer not to answer that question, saying he doesn't want the IRS to know. Ha! Dan is so awesome, even if he probably is a tax cheat. Just like Al Capone! He then points out his sons in the audience because he thinks Probst actually cares about him and his family. Probst does not. Neither do I, now that I see that both of his sons have girlfriends. Probst doesn't like Dan refusing to answer his question and giving his family shout-outs, so he goes to a commercial break.
We get the inevitable Jane is Awesome montage on our way back, which I probably would have wanted to see before her last episode when she turned into a nasty bitter old lady. I am totally over Jane now, but it seems that many people feel differently, as Probst claims that she's "one of the most popular contestants" this season, due in part to her admittedly kickass challenge performances. He asks Jane what she did to prepare for the show even though we heard about this stuff on the show itself, and Jane again tells us that she did a lot of exercising, mostly using stuff she bought off of infomercials. She also prepared for the survival aspect of the show by starting fires at home using flint and her glasses.
Probst then asks why she and Marty had so many problems with each other, and Jane says that when she tried to ally with Marty on Day 1, he "fluffed [her] off." "Marty, did you fluff off Jane?" Probst asks. Marty explains that he wasn't too hot on allying with Jane because she already allied with Wendy Jo and Jimmy T., which he thought showed poor judgment on her part. Jane denies making those alliances. I don't really care one way or the other, but if I recall correctly, it did seem to me at the time that she had something going with Wendy Jo and Holly. "It was just about the game," Marty makes sure to say, because for him, it was. Not for Jane though, who I believe is still refusing to speak to a few of her fellow contestants. Marty says he's not particularly interested in a friendship with Jane after this, probably because he's still pissed about what she said about his kids when she voted him out. I don't blame him.
With that, we get the Naonka montage. Naonka is horrible to Kelly B. Naonka is horrible to Jud. Naonka is horrible to everyone at Tribal Council. Naonka quits. The audience both cheers and boos her, and she looks great tonight, even though she still sucks. Probst asks Naonka if what we saw on TV was the "real" her, and "is anyone really like that?" Well, yes, if the editors choose to show them in the worst possible light. To Naonka's credit, she admits that she "acted a fool" on the show, although she thought she was doing what she needed to do to win the game. Yeah, it was so important for her to win the game that she quit it on Day 28. With an immunity idol. "I really didn't think that I was gonna be a villain," she says. Probst finds this hard to believe, pointing out that Naonka attacked a woman with only one leg. Seriously, though. I think the only person who can get away with attacking someone who is missing a limb without looking like a giant asshole is Dr. Richard Kimble. Naonka says she didn't see Kelly B. as someone missing a leg, but as a fellow competitor. Right, because it's totally fine to attack someone as long as she has all her limbs. Also, Naonka's argument that she's so open-minded that she doesn't see people as having handicaps falls a bit short when you remember Naonka's interview segments, where she was perfectly happy to go on and on about Kelly B.'s handicap and how she wanted to throw her prosthetic leg in the fire. Probst asks Kelly B. if Naonka's defense is "fair." Yes, because I'm sure fairness is very important to someone who happened to be born with a defect that caused her to live her entire life sans one leg. Kelly B. says it is, because she signed up for the same game as everyone else and so should be held to the same standards. And then she talks about free rides on Naonka's back while Naonka nods. I guess this is something that happened that didn't make it to the show, because I have no idea what she's talking about.