Physical Abuser and Emotional Abuser for the win.
What happened last night, other than a desperate attempt to sneak the results in over the closing credits and a deliberate ignorance of all that had come before? This. 'Ashley, while you are the best possible choice from this group in terms of potential and the skills you might ultimately bring to the table, you have the smallest amount of money for us to steal. Therefore, we are going to go with the two who have the most bling and bank accounts, then rip both of them off. Double the winners, double the scam, and next week in Vegas, Malin has a double-date!'
It's just a theory, but I really like the look of it.
Yes, the results destroyed my 'Danielle doesn't win' concept. Not that I'm disappointed, since recent events suggest the best possible result for the players was not getting the dubious prize at all and Ashley really couldn't afford to be the victor. In fact, of the seven, if you wanted two people to be robbed -- well, some of y'all are substituting Jake in there, but DJ & Danielle are going to be near or at the top of the charts.
Did our chosen two really do that much? Claiming the menu was theirs is to ignore the original mess that Ashley ultimately made into something workable. And then you're ignoring all the screaming, and the throwing of furnishings, and said abuse, and -- well, generally to ignore that much, you've got to be in the editing room, but it all made the air and they ignored it anyway. The winners can't call their friends in to spend money every night. They're not necessarily going to dedicate themselves fully to the business. But they each have cash and they're going in mostly blind as to the realities of the industry -- especially the financial ones.
You could argue that Ashley lost for not having enough to steal. Jake and Heidi both may have gone out because they know business/restaurants well enough to spot a hole in their bank accounts. And Vinnie -- no one knows why Vinnie does anything, possibly including Vinnie, but his timing was retroactively perfect.
So farewell to the series as it wraps up its one and only season, good luck to Ashley in her future endeavors, and see you in the court records, because I really don't think any 'partners' got out of this unscathed.
Actually, there is a plus side to having two abusers standing at the end. What are the odds that one or both get to Malin before the judge does?