Great post! I read and am in awe.
I fear that the Na Onka Mom interview was trying to soften Na Onka. I think they DO want her back, but they're stuck. I think they hoped she would say she wished she hadn't quit. But she did not.
So let's hope that's the last of her on Survivor.
They need to stop casting people who are playing characters for the camera. Fabio played a character to the others in the game, to deceive them. I love that. Na Onka, I really think it was some weird idea that she would make good TV.
I 100% agree about Brenda's vote, and Alina's vote, and even Holly's vote. Jeez, she fell for the old I'll give 10% to charity ploy. Chase almost won because the women couldn't vote for the clear winner of the bunch. Arghh.
The really scary thing is that the only two females (can't call them women) who voted for Fabio were Kelly Purple and Na Onka. How unexpected and bizarre. I didn't want them on the jury, nor thought they deserved it. OTOH they had the luxury of choosing between three people, none of whom voted them out.
Back to Jeff -- if only he could see that the fans don't want cartoon villains, don't want people who are camera hogs, playing for Facetime.
He loved Shane, Coach, Russell, now Na Onka.
Look at TAR; it just had its most loved season in years. Why, because NONE of the teams were over the top dysfunctional and abusive or pushing each other or fighting. Chad and Nick were as bad as it got. I think the popularity of TAR 17 says something about the viewers being sick of drama queen DAWS on reality TV.