For the first time in many years, I did not get worked up into a Hulk-like rage during this year’s finale. I went in excepting to be reminded again why Bayleigh and Rockstar are the worst and to shake my fist at those who vote emotionally. Sure, Bayleigh and Rockstar are still the worst and some of these jury members did vote emotionally but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I think more of them than anticipated voted based on game play.
More than anything though, it came down to the fact that the final three all played good games. Even though they all played different games (I see JC as more of a Chilltown type, never winning comps but manipulating who he has to; Kaycee played a Dan-like game, laying low in the beginning and knocking out comps at the end when she really needed to and Tyler was just all around a great player. He won comps, he back stabbed and made enemies and played a great social game) I really couldn’t be too mad at any one of them winning.
As Julie revealed the votes I thought to myself “Is Tyler really going to win this? Did he pull it off?” In a way I’m glad it came down to a 5-4 vote. They both played well and they deserved for it to be close. In the end I think Tyler played a slightly better game but I’ve known all season this jury would vote with emotion so I’m not surprised Kaycee won.
Now, let’s talk about Swaggy C. Like really, guy? This attention-seeking whack job would propose on the finale, taking the spotlight away from the winners. Is anyone even rooting for these two? He was voted off second. He will be long forgotten by next summer. Oh and be original Swaggy C., Boogie did it first.
I’m surprised Tyler won America’s Favorite Player. Not because he isn’t well-liked (as he himself thought) but because he was in the final two. No one in the final three has won before and I always assumed they lost a lot of votes because they might win the game itself but Tyler proved that theory wrong. He seemed genuinely moved he won. If I had voted I would have voted for Brett so I’m glad I wasn’t the only one that felt that way.