Yeah, I have to remember that Janet doesn't have all the information and based on how the girls all basically acted like she was crazy for even bringing up the Dan issues, I can understand why she's not shunning him. She liked him before that incident and from what the other girls said, he acts better when she's around, so she didn't have the full scope of info. He's the only person there who's similar in age to her, so maybe they related on that level.
Could not agree more on this one. She didn't win the game, there was no big revelation about her deciding to change her life and based on her reaction to the loved ones' visit, she's doubling down the commitment, so why air that very personal, hurtful discussion?
My feeling about Karishma is that she does have those doubts and feelings about the marriage, but 30 days of living with strangers who she clearly did not click with even a little bit made her want to run back to the safety of what's familiar. Sometimes you think you could do better/made a mistake and then life smacks you in the chops and you retreat to what's safe and easy.
Yeah, I don't think she's mentally ill, her issues seem to be much more in the social realm. She's not self-aware (or is, but can't do anything useful with what she knows about herself) and really cannot read a room.
The people who ARE crazy are the people who let her slip through that disaster of a tribal council and voted out the utterly powerless Karishma instead. Karishma lasted 20 seconds in a challenge after giving up the option to eat a big breakfast. I know for me, the idea that I'd made that choice would have made me fight all the harder, but she physically couldn't do it, whereas Noura has shown incredible stamina in these endurance challenges.
So to recap, the person who blew up EVERYONE's spot at TC, can't be trusted to stick to a plan, does whatever strikes her mind at any moment, AND who could quite possibly do an immunity run to the end was more of an imminent threat than the girl who can't win a challenge, has no allies, and has almost no chance to convince anyone to vote for her at the end? Alrighty then...
Yeah, when they aired that original scene of her acting like she'd been disemboweled and no one, including production (who will break the wall in dire medical situations, I assume) was even looking at her, we didn't have enough background on Karishma yet to view it in context, but I have no trouble believing that she was a drama queen often enough that they learned to tune her out.
I guess I'm rooting for either Janet or Elaine at this point. Janet is my sentimental fave and it'd be nice to have a female winner over 40-something (I think Tina Wesson was only 40 when she won, though she looked far older and Denise was only 40 or so), but I feel like Elaine might be making more game moves.
Elaine's edit out of the gate seem significant and then she faded into the background for a long time and now she's re-emerging in the show. Janet came briefly into the spotlight during the Dan episode and is now fading back into the background, so I can't judge them head to head.
I'd just rather either of them over anyone else left on the beach. If Dean or Tommy (and especially Dan) win, it'll be the second season in a row with a huge bummer ending. The only thing that gives me hope regarding a possible Dan win is that I don't think they would have edited that one particular episode together the way they did and wouldn't have gone so far in making him look bad if he'd actually won. I feel like they would have stitched around the problematic areas to try to salvage some sort of likability, but they didn't, so I can hope that means he loses.