C4Real I agree with you. I am part of who think they are still engaged. And like you, I wavered on my decision because there is just something that I can quite put my finger on that makes me believe that. I think the shocked and disappointed leans towards, since he has already been through this on Jillian's season, he knows how public opinions go and that the majority pick their favorite (ala Ali). When the favorite is not chosen, they get upset and mad and drag the lead through the coals. Maybe it is his way (as well as TPTB) of bracing people for the fact that it's not going to be the ending they imagine. Who knows. I also tend to think that because of RS the past couple of seasons (and the fact that Jake knows acting) that maybe alot of his interviews are staged to make it seem he is not happy. I tend to think that he is wanting to shout it from the rooftops but he is told to keep a cork in it. JMO though. I truly do believe that Jake and Vienna have seen each other contrary to what Jake is saying in interviews. I think that is another smoke screen. I also believe that no matter what, Jake does have Vienna's back and I think that some of how he is being portrayed in interviews is he wants to scream and tell people to take a flying leap and to leave her alone, but he can't until the show ends. Anyway, longest post I have ever done but thought I would share my thoughts.