I love it. Love it, love it, love it. Sure, Dan's been overplaying a little bit in the last couple weeks, but I think he'd rather get evicted for overplaying than for not giving it his best shot and playing as hard as he can. Dan's an odd duck in the game, in that he's one of the few players who has gone through the whole game knowing it's a game, and not getting so caught up in friends/showmances/alliances to forget that in the end, there's only one winner. I think his play has reflected that. It's never been personal, and I value that about Dan. A number of players figure that lesson out with time and once they get out of the madness, but the fact that Dan was able to retain that attitude inside the house makes me love his game (the contrast to Frank taking everything personal is striking -- gotta love Brit for keepin' it real in the jury house).
The house had every chance to get Dan out. They didn't do it. There were a hundred chances for people to say no, to walk away, and they didn't.
I do feel a little uncomfortable with the way Dan's DRs are always 'stabby stabby' as of late, but I don't trust AG as far as I can throw her in regards to Dan's edit, and with how long his DRs have been, I can only imagine how cherry-picked those are.
Dan's managed to play a great game AND keep us entertained, and for me, that's win/win. And while he wants the 500k and is gunning for it, getting to the Final 2 in itself nets $50k, and that's nothing to sneeze at. If he didn't play the way he did, I don't think he would have had a chance for ANY money. Sometimes you have to go the Alison route and sacrifice the jury to get ANY payday. If they get over their bitterness and accept that the man who got them out deserves the be the 2-time king, even better.