Originally Posted by Vicarious_ViewrOriginally Posted by PsykoKatOriginally Posted by haerpino
Bashing aside, seeing as I equate bashing as something that happens primarily due to who a person is, and not due to what they've done, I'd agree with Vicarious_Viewr about Kendra and the way some people do and will continue to perceive her as "a lost cause." Even were she presented with a divine opportunity of redemption, it wouldn't erase what's already been said, and when and if she undergoes something akin to a "transformation" like haerpino notes, I'll be comparing that with previous behavior that conflicts with it, wondering about which is the sincere sentiment.
Personally I saw no conflict with her early utterances this week and what she had to say later; they seemed two sides of the same coin to me.
I don't feel like I'm overwought about her to the point of being blind to her good side, but all the quotes above leave me wishing for some elaboration by the posters so I can check my attitude against others perceptions.
Vicarious_Viewr states "she's shown at least an attempt at understanding with good intentions", PsykoKat states "I think Kendra did some growing in this episode", and haerpino states "It's nice that she is changing her mind about these countries".
Understanding (or the attempt), growth, and allowing for change sounds positive enough to me, but I've missed where exactly it occured. For me it was as much the twisted look she gave as well as the words themselves which summed up her thoughts about being headed back south of the Mediterranean. Just imagine for a moment what visual and verbal joy Kendra may have expressed if the producers had opted for the twist of revisiting Senegal. Things turned out not to be as sucky (apparently) as she expected, so we didn't see unfortunate speech from her, but is that a credit to her, or just the fact that Ethiopia (or at least the part visited) didn't surpass her maximum tolerable disqust threshold?
Asia awaits, and it'll be interesting to see how Kendra responds.