Julie is next. She gets up, already crying. Because she's so hurt. You know, about Chris. Julie says to Twila that she saw how Twila played, but really, her energy at this meeting is about Chris. She's either going to vote for Chris or against him, and it really won't have a lot to do with Twila. Fair enough. Twila nods with understanding, and Julie goes to Chris. She tells him that he approached her "as a friend," and asked her for help. And she helped him, even though she had nothing to gain. She goes on to say that he's the only person she allowed into a position to hurt her feelings. Bleh. Anyway, so now she's hurt. She again brings up the "we were like brother and sister" thing, and she asks him why he had to use their friendship to convince her he was going to save her when he wasn't. Chris says that it was his hardest vote. He tells her that at the time, he wasn't screwing with her -- he intended to go through with it, and he just...didn't. He admits that he lied to her, and he tells her he "can't take it back." She then says that she wants to know when he started "playing" her, because she thought their friendship was all real and stuff. He insists to her that he didn't play her at any point, even though he lied to her. "I let my heart get in the way," he says. He tries to appear to be fighting tears as he says, "I decided at the booth...I played the game." He is totally yanking hairs out of his thigh to make himself cry. He apologizes to her, too, and he tells her that he'll understand if she blows him off, but that he really did care about her.
And next up is Leann. She jumps in by bringing up everyone's favorite topic -- Twila's swearing on her son. With which I am so very, very done, but here we are again. You remember that Sandra swore on her kids last year, right? You remember that. And no one gave a flying fuck? Remember? This is so dumb. Anyway, Leann hammers on it again, even though Twila already has mentioned it in tribal council in front of her and has expressed regret. Leann tells Twila she wants to know her "thought process." Huh? Her thought process? Wasn't it probably, "Maybe this will make me win"? Twila says that she had originally believed that the F4 alliance she was in was Leann, Ami, Scout, and herself. And that after Scout was thrown over for Julie, Twila figured she might well be next. Seems reasonable to me. Twila adds that she trusted Leann, basically, but that she didn't trust Ami. And Ami makes a face, because that is so very, very silly, not trusting her. And also because she has already realized that the camera will show her more if she reacts visibly. Leann then says to Chris that she was obviously a women's-alliance person all the way, so she would like to hear why she should change her mind. Chris explains that he played the only way he could, and that he took the chance to change the game when it was brought to him by Twila. In other words, you might not extend your "alliance" so far that it extends to the person who was primarily responsible for your exit from the game. Again, seems fair to me. It's probably too logical to be anyone's voting manifesto, though.