As someone who has never been a Christian, I am so NOT here for The Julie Chen Revival Hour. It's one thing for a HG to have their personal religious views (because that's just one part of their overall character and I'm free to mock them), but I don't need Julie as the Official Representative of the Show be pushing the idea that I'm doomed to burn forever in a Lake of Fire because I won't "get right" by Jesus.
(Yes, not all Christians believe that would be my fate…but enough do that I found Julie's God-pushing very triggering. JMO. And poor Les, if he has to deal with that in his own home. And "poor Les" is something I would have put odds against my ever having to type.)
Yes, I did that.
I found it less funny when Da' said she hoped David would "show his morals" by voting to keep her instead of Kevin…right in front of Kevin. Oh, so David can show racial solidarity (and "morals") by keeping the black woman in the game, but not the black/Asian man, is that it? To use a variant of something I tend to write in situations such as this, "If I weren't as white as Tyler, I'd probably be even more annoyed".
But instead, I think I'll let Mr. Billy Paul speak for Kevin:
Still, with Da'Vonne, the comedy usually wins out.
I was all prepared to rip Da'Vonne for preparing her big speech months ago and memorizing it, and then getting Cassandra's name wrong…but it turns out that she was right and Julie was wrong in "correcting" her. See, Julie, even Da'Vonne isn't ALWAYS wrong. Don't jump to conclusions.
But still. Da'Vonne got it right.
(Dang, Julie. "Poor Les" and "Da'Vonne got it right" in the same post? My world is all askew.)
Yes, but part of that is that Grodner/Kassting is looking for Da'Vonne's type of black HG: lots of DR "sass", not so much game. Recall Kemi having to try and control herself last year so as not be edited as the "angry/scary black woman" she felt they were wanting to portray her as.
And black contestants don't have the option of concealing their race the way that Steve Moses (allegedly) hid his gayness under a "nerd" cover, because TPTB wanted their gays to be more Jason Roy and less Steve. I can't blame Da'Vonne for wanting more Danielle Reyeses when the show refuses to cast them.
(Although allegedly Danielle R was asked back this season.)
Speaking of "askew", it was a strangely poor episode for "My Girl" [/s] Daniele. I mean, I understand Nicole voting to keep Da'Vonne as a symbolic way to make amends for her S18 "betrayal" (which Da' had just shouted out), and under certain circumstances, I could understand somebody in Dani's position supporting Nicole's vote so Nic isn't left alone on an island…but Dani just made herself seem part of a "duo" that's bucking Memphis/the Kommittee/the "house" and I wouldn't have thought her to make that play. I would have thought she'd be more protective of her own game.
Likewise, I would have thought she'd know enough to know that campaigning for Da'Vonne might come back to hurt her. Two of a very few things that I like about Dani are that she's good at this game and she usually owns her evil. 0-for-2 tonight. Very odd, IMO.
Gotta love Memphis making two "Wise Guys" alliances with Enzo on the premise of "me and you, final two, and the third guy is some sucker we're stringing along" and then choosing as the "suckers" the guy Enzo already has a Final Two with, and the "guy" (by and large woman-shaped) Enzo's been cultivating for weeks, now.
Way to go, "mastermind". I'm guessing the "Wise Guys" Robert wants to emulate are Messrs. Howard, Fine, and Howard? Nyuk-yuk-yuk to you, "wise guy"!
Really hope Dr. Will was wearing shorts under that robe. I spent most of the segment fearing a gust of wind/an unfortunate camera angle. I mean, nothing against the human body (I'm the one who knows where to find Brendon's pictures online…), but I didn't want Will to have that kind of legacy.
As for his field, as I understand it, Will got his D.O. in Dermatology, but did his Residency in Oncology, which is why he was referred to as such during S2. But yes, his actual career has been in Dermatology, up to and including removing Mike Boogie's genital warts.
(No, I didn't look up that episode, thank you very much.)