Maybe some nice contestants, like nice people, are actually just that, nice. Maybe it isn't editing or strategy or some other nefarious, selfish purpose that `makes' them nice. Maybe, some people truly are nice, choose to be nice, no editing needed.
Because really nice people are also just people, that means they are going to have moments when they are human. Choosing to be nice, kind, polite and helpful doesn't mean being perfect or saintly or nice every second of the day, on or off camera. Nice people have their very human moments. I do know genuinely kind people seem to be held to a higher standard of behavior so that moments of human fragility are amplified and magnified. Their genuine kindness questioned, called fraudulent over minor breeches in their kind nature.
Maybe Leo and his partners kind comments about Dave and Connor were genuine regardless of the outcome? Their emotions about David and Connor coming from a place of genuine honesty and warmth? Maybe for some contestants, something more important than winning happens during their journey. Maybe they change for the better, as eluded to by Leo and his partner. There are those who will win at any cost, those who used to want to win at any cost and those who hope to win without having to trade off personal ethics.
Isn't it possible Dave and Connor inspire genuine respect? Maybe, the editors were thinking "Hey, we have to edit out even more nice comments about these two because if we don't, some viewers will think we gave them a super great edit." lol
Maybe I am being duped. Maybe the Dave and Connors of the world are just being nice for strategic reasons or are nice because of a favorable edit. But, Maybe some nice contestants, like nice people, are actually just that, nice. Not perfect, mind you, but just more nice than not nice.
and I solemnly swear to never use the word nice ever again in my posts. Because I have used it waaaaayyyyy too much.