I am so glad this is over! I had to see it through because I started it. I don't finish a book I don't like but I stick with reality tv.
Those were real tears expressing humiliation and disappointment (he really wanted the job). When told he won the money he was able to pull himself out of the horror.
This is the first season I have watched. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more had bounty hunting not been the plot. Hard to say. I also would have loved to see Chase figure it out on his own. Had he not been so attached to getting the job, I think he may have.