A Slippery Little Sucker Part 2
By Jim Van Nest
December 19, 2007
Jean-Robert is next up. He also congratulates everyone. He says he has a big dilemma. From day One it has bee obvious that he doesn't feel Courtney belongs there at all. But, during the course of the game, he promised both Todd and Amanda that if they voted for him, he would NOT cast his final jury vote for them, so he has a tough decision to make. So he tells them that his vote is live for any of them to win tonight. He asks Courtney why he should vote for her. She says that the game is Outwit, Outplay, Outlast and she did all those things. She points out that she won immunity and asks him if he ever did. heh heh He agrees and compliments her answer and then moves on to Amanda. He says he went to her and told her that he would not backstab her and she said she would not vote for him. He asked her this on Day 23 and then on Day 24 she voted for him. His question for her is did she outright lie to him or did she back out on her word. She says that she didn't lie to him and that she didn't want to vote for him, but her alliance was voting for him and she felt she had no choice but to go with them. He moves to Todd and brings up the Day 1 conversation where he called him out as the schemer. He mentions that they had a plan to get rid of James and that it didn't happen. He wants to know why that happened when he wasn't the biggest threat. Todd comes back with the fact that JR started to strategically put ideas into people's heads and that he wanted that to be his job. When JR approached him about getting rid of James he realized that JR had caught up on the strategy and all of a sudden the biggest threat to Todd was JR. "I had to get rid of MY biggest strategic threat...which was you." And after a long pause, JR congratulates them again and goes to sit down. Not before the entire jury cracks up and James cracks that he can't believe someone shut JR up.
Peih-Gee is up next. She says that she wants to vote for the person that deserves it the most. She starts with Todd and wants to be sure that he didn't just slide into the finals because he would be easy to beat. "First, I didn't slide anywhere." He says he started Day One and was quickly called out by Jean-Robert. Second, he gathered his numbers. He started off with Amanda and then Courtney and then he brought in Denise. He had his numbers and played them to his advantage. She moves on to Amanda and says she's tired of seeing the doe-eyes and the apologetic tone in her voice. She says she's tired of watching her play the nice guy while painting Todd as the villain. How did she play the game better than Todd? She says she orchestrated getting rid of the strong so she could compete at the end. She breaks down the decision to get rid of James, which apparently was a surprise to many, including Peih-Gee as she asks again to confirm that Amanda was the architect behind the James vote and she acknowledges that she was.