In a staggeringingly short amount of time, Cara has become my least favorite person this season. She's honestly such a BABY. The cheering and self-satisified smirking when she got what she wanted--I mean, there's trying too hard and then there's just being a heinous human. I think in the past the fact that Cara was an "underdog" hid some of her mental health mess, but now that she sees herself as the star of the show and the bestest athlete, some real narcissism is showing. Cara has known Zach for years. When Zach is on Cara's side and defending her he's a good guy and a good friend, "I love you and Jenna together!", etc. But as soon as he is unflattering to her over a period of several days, he's not just a bad friend to her personally, he's actually a terrible human being, a misogynist who is disrespectful to all women, and a bad boyfriend. Cara, unfortunately for you, you're on TV. There is footage of your hypocrisy (on multiple fronts, not just this one). So maybe stop talking.
It seemed to me like in the Tribunal Zach was basically telling Cara that regardless of what he thought of her as a person, he still had her back in the game as he had for many years, so if she wanted to come after him for personal issues, that was on her. But Kyle and Cara had this dynamic last season and Zach didn't get dragged into the middle of it, so I'm thinking Paulie is responsible for the breakdown of that friendship.
I cringed when Jenna "disagreed" with Cara about how Zach treats women--not because I agree with Cara necessarily but because I honestly don't think Jenna is even bright enough to understand what people THINK the underlying issue is with Zach. I think Jenna legitimately believes Zach isn't sexist. I also don't think Jenna could give you any sort of coherent definition of systemic sexism, feminism, or misogyny. However, I did respect Jenna's statement that when Cara's three month relationship with Paulie was closer to five years Cara will see just how perfect it really is. She turned out to be right on the money. In actuality, it took a lot less than five years for Cara's blissful romance to hit the fan, but judging by her social media she still hasn't learned any lessons about glass houses and stones. If you choose to take back your emotionally manipulative, gaslighting, CHEATING ex, that's on you--but you completely lose your platform to judge anyone else's relationship, as far as I'm concerned.
My favorite part of the night? (Paraphrasing)
Zach: "Can we go now?"
Cara doing her best Queen of Hearts impression: "You'll not leaving until I say you can leave!"
Zach: "So we're good to go, then?"
Jenna might be better off from a social game perspective without her giant social liability around. Cara and Paulie, I think, are going to make things pretty difficult for themselves in future games by blowing up so many alliances and doing so in such a gross way.