Rob, doing a bit of shtick, fairly obviously, tells us in an interview that he was "literally crushed" to see the BQs on the plane. (Would have been interesting to see, though, Rob smushed to the thickness of a saltine.) He was hoping, basically, that the stupid move of taking an unnecessarily short connection to get to another connection would backfire on them, and it didn't. The amount of gloating that Dustin and Kandice pack into that scene is really... remarkable. It wouldn't bother me a bit if they had senses of humor about it and could admit it and were like, "We are going to rub it in their faces like you wouldn't believe," but what I can't stand is this above-it-all, snootified air that they affect, where it's the spirit of the competition and so forth. Rob Mariano is a self-satisfied dick, and probably the biggest gloater who ever gloated, but he's not going to lie to you and tell you he doesn't care about the money. He's going to tell you it's about winning. Ditto Chris and Alex and other famous gloaters who, because they weren't trying for style points, didn't look like such goofs when they did very similar things.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B | 507 USERS: C+
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