Welcome To The Ami/Julie/Leann Show
Jeff's next question is to...Julie. Surprise! Jeff thinks Julie is so interesting. And he wants to know about the toll that was taken on everyone, as far as the conditions, and the eating and sleeping and whatnot, as well as the emotional part. Is there any way to prepare yourself adequately, he wonders? She says that "human nature took over," and that she really began to care about everyone, especially -- although this goes unsaid -- about their ability to help her win a buttload of money: "You can't explain the emotional component of this from sitting and watching it on TV." Well, unless you've ever competed at anything or had friends, in which case you can know enough about forgiveness and especially hypocrisy to come pretty goddamn close, notwithstanding the conviction that people on this show always have that they've experienced something that bonds them eternally with other people who have also been on the show, and also with people who have been on Big Brother and Temptation Island, though it isn't clear why that would be the case. But thanks for that anyway, Julie. Does Jeff move on to someone else? No, he does not. He stays with Julie, asking her whether she "learn[ed] anything about herself." She says she learned "you can't really tell where people draw their line." You know, I don't think Jeff is repeatedly calling on Julie because she's so articulate and her comments are so insightful. Just a theory.
And to whom does Jeff speak next? Ami. Ami again, Ami some more. He asks her what she took away from the game. But she doesn't answer that -- she first wants to point out that Laurie's crying saved Chris, because all of a sudden, the new theory is that he was spared because they thought Laurie would blame herself. Wow. Ami certainly does have an endless number of explanations for things in which it becomes clear that she, coincidentally, is awesome. Jeff jumps on, however, saying that Chris saying "I'm sorry I lost" was obviously "subtext: 'I'm sorry you lost.'" Wait, what? No, it wasn't! Chris completely believed he was doomed, which he, to all appearances, was. That's kind of a shitty thing to say, that the guy was intentionally making the woman who is still his fiancée feel like crap, particularly when there isn't any basis for it. Bulletin: Jeff sucks! Anyway, when asked for anything she learned about herself, Ami, as usual, can only praise herself, saying that she learned "the quicker you forgive, the better you feel." She didn't learn that she shouldn't have been so arrogant, she didn't learn that she can get on people's nerves -- she only learned how she should handle it when other people suck. Of course. She acknowledges that she had all kinds of "anger and hate towards Twila." And rather than noticing that she never had any basis for anger or hate in the first place, Ami's learned that she should "forgive." Shut up, Ami.