As Jenna and Rupert enjoy a hearty snack, Rupert says to Jenna, "Thank you for saving me." She can't stand all the earnestness, though, and tells him that frankly, it's all still up in the air. Rupert interviews that he doesn't see Jenna voting against him, and he doesn't want to vote against Jenna. Of course, that's not an option that's been presented, so that's awfully easy for him to say. "She's just a little paranoid, you gotta let her alone," he says dismissively. "She's just a young girl," he says. So...yeah, that was the point I was making previously. He's proven himself repeatedly to be a condescending, sexist jackass either way, whether you give him the benefit of the doubt on "single mama" in particular or not. Anyway, he says that he believes Jenna will write Rob's name down when it comes right down to it. Jenna explains to Rupert back at camp that she started the game with the intention of not allowing her emotions to get in the way of her strategy, and wonders if he was the same. He tells her that his emotions control everything he does, and that he can't help it, because that's just who he is. I want to play poker with Rupert. His emotions will make him go, "RRRRAAAAAAAAHHHHR!" when he gets a good hand. I think I could beat him.
Rob interviews that Rupert is "very smart," and that he suspects that Rupert is actually in the process of guilting Jenna into keeping him around. And I completely agree that this is exactly what Rupert is trying to do. ["Which makes him manipulative, not smart, but whatever." -- Wing Chun] It's kind of shocking that Rupert can be so silly as not to recall that when Shii Ann was maneuvering to save herself, he specifically agreed to boot Jenna. He did it on camera. He said that if Shii Ann could rally people to vote off Jenna, that would be "beautiful." That was his word, as I recall -- "beautiful." And no, I do not think he was playing Shii Ann. Considering his "I'm very sorry I have an alliance with her" comments about Jenna earlier in that same episode, I don't have any doubt that he fully intended to vote Jenna off if he were confident it would work. So the guilt he's throwing at Jenna now is just game play. It's got nothing to do with honor, and it's got nothing to do with friendship. It's just trying to get the million dollars, and if he would only admit that that's what he's doing, it wouldn't be so maddening. He wants the money! It's not so wrong to want the money! It's just wrong to say that everybody else wants the money and that you just want kittens to live forever. Anyway, Jenna interviews that she doesn't know what to do.