Jeff cashes in his markers tonight
Probst tonight seemed to cash in his markers. Each season seems to show Jeff making himself more and more involved in calling out people, setting aside happy PC facades the players present, and just getting more hard corps.
Tonight was different however. Probst didn't just comment on the game, he jumped right into the middle of it and changed the direction of things. Had he not done precisely what he did, Janu would have had a few more days of whining and puking while Stephanie would be on the jury.
He manipulated Janu into quitting. He might as well have used a water pistol and aimed it at her torch. He played to her ego to shake things up, in the only way she ever could, gave her a dignity to quitting. When Olsten quit, he rightfully slammed him, but tonight treated Janu as being noble in allowing Stephanie to remain.
You could tell by his questions that he simply didn't think it was fair to kick someone off the show that had competed so hard and allow someone utterly worthless to stay.
Now, this doesn't mean I think it's wrong. Frankly, it's a game and Probst has simply become more of another active factor in that outcome.
I don't want to see a Ref tackle a lineman, but on a Reality TV show, whose rules are subject to change, what the heck, it's interesting.