"We thought we'd seen it all on this show, and then there was Michelle," says Harrison, sending a chill up my spine. Michelle comes up to sit next to Harrison, and then starts talking about how she was having an "ugly cry" and then she starts hitting all the buttons: she was "there for the right reasons" and everyone in the house knew who she was (which seems to have been news to the other women a moment ago) and she's also hard-core going after the sympathy card by repeatedly mentioning how much she missed her daughter who she left to be on the show.
Michelle is fighting back the tears of hurt that come when people are mad at you after they find out that you've been saying shitty things about them behind their backs. Harrison asks her when the "misperception of the house" turned on her, because he is nothing if not an apologist for the awful behaviour of the awful people on this awful show. He winds up trying to spin Michelle's comments as her being funny, like she's some kind of secret comedian. It comes off as really weird and revisionist, and I'd like to point out to Harrison that if his show is editing Michelle to make her look like an evil, manipulative wench, it's a little disingenuous to chide the audience for getting the impression that Michelle is an evil, manipulative wench.
And then one of the women says something that makes Michelle respond with "I was there for the right reasons, you know" again and she's starting to seem like a malfunctioning robot that can only spout stock phrases. She feels the need to explain that she didn't actually want apes to attack the other women. The audience is actually snickering at her at this point. Then she starts crying some more about missing her daughter, earning ZERO sympathy from the bachelorettes, like Stacey, who starts tearing into her for whining about missing her daughter, and how there are options for putting her daughter first if that is what she really wants.
After the commercial break, Michelle mounts a half-hearted defence against Stacey, and then remembers that Jackie called her a "spider" which Jackie kind of hilariously points out isn't a comment on her as a mother. Jackie in fact figures that Michelle is probably "the best mother" which is just as amusing. And then Britt and a couple of the women stand up for Michelle by pointing out that she's "ridiculously gorgeous" and that Monday nights would not have been the same without her. I think it says something about Michelle specifically and this show in general that "You're a rotten person and a shitty mother and completely two-faced" can seemingly be countered with "You're pretty and I enjoyed watching you on television."