LAST EDITED ON 08-21-12 AT 07:16 AM (EST)
The feedsters have been trapped in Fish City behind Arizona fencing for most of the season and only get work-released to tidy up Grodner's weed garden.
Malin's been getting progressively worse: he's been yelling about how pathetic everyone else's life is (Frank excepted, Shane hyper-included), going off on Dan at all hours, walking the thin line of hypothetical and nearly threatening Dan's wife with rape -- right: save the video on that one, Malin fans -- stepping it down three stories to yell at Ian for even being in Dan's presence, and then soaring up one to go for the racist terms. This is reaching the point where the hamsters may be actively praying for Thursday to come faster, or at least trying to sleep more so it'll feel like it's that much closer on waking. Assuming you can sleep through Hurricane Malin, a Force -1 which mostly sprays saliva.
Hamsterwatch's theory is that he was looking at this season as a financial way out of his many legal troubles. After all, his producer buddies boosted him to the win once, so why not a second time? A little 100K for coaching became a more substantial 500K for playing, and it was all meant for him! -- until it wasn't. And going Thursday means he's not even going to get the jury fee. So in this theory, he's taking out the anger over the crappot he so carefully made his life into on everyone else. Because nothing is Malin's fault: it's everyone else's for catching him.
Then again, he was pretty much this giant a jerk when he didn't have fifty court cases breathing down his neck, so your mileage may vary.
In other minor news:
...Ian is trying to keep Joe in Kill Frank mode, just in case that HoH somehow materializes. It's not a difficult goal to achieve -- but you can't push it too far. Joe had a panic attack and had to be seen by the medics. This was not Ian's fault. You may have noticed that Joe is slightly prone to panic. And volume. And panicking at top volume. At all times. Actually, it's a wonder anyone noticed.
...Danielle is still crawling into Shane's bed, throwing herself at him, on top of him, and basically trying to figure out how she can force him into having her way with him without getting police into the cage to take her way, ha-ha, ho-ho, hee-hee. But she needs the police! Because Jenn is going to murder her! It's a conspiracy because she's totally never done anything and now Jenn is after her and that means Shane has to save her and the only way to protect her from Jenn's murderous wrath is if Shane has sex with her right now!
I'm sure Malin will be getting around to his speech on how pathetic he feels that is any hour now. Because no one knows what pathetic looks like more than Malin does. He owns a mirror.
For now. In a few months, the lawyers will have that too.