Well, we are at the end of another season...
I must admit, I'm scratching my head a little with Paul's choice, even though I knew it was coming.
Some people get on BB for the experience of it, some because they just want to be on TV, and some want to win.
We've seen people give up a chance at $500,000 for a showmance they think is a real life relationship, and we've seen them do it for what they perceive is some sort of actual loyalty or obligation. This year we have seen someone play a great game, switch "loyalties" when necessary, lie when necessary, win comps when necessary, insult and agitate (even when not really necessary), then risk $450,000 because of an idealistic (perhaps "I will beat either of them" cockiness) attitude.
"James doesn't deserve to be there at the end"?
That may be true, but... really? You're going to play a great game and then risk it all on "punishing" or "not wanting to reward" someone else for, in your opinion, not doing enough during the season? Are you there to win, or to make a commentary on how you feel the game should be played?
Well I hope you enjoy your noble commentary. Problem is: noble commentary doesn't help your family, noble commentary doesn't send your kids (or future kids) to college, you can't live in a new house built on noble commentary, and it won't pay your bills for the next 10 years.
Here's the kicker.... Paul was willing to play the deceitful, loyalty-flipping, do-what-you-have-to-do aspect of the game all season - but not at the very end.
I know Nicole said she would be able to live with herself better by taking someone to the final 2 who deserves it. Umm…. Hello… this isn’t real life! It is a game! Now, $500,00… THAT’S real life! The whole game is built around rewarding deception and competitiveness, not chivalry! Trying to introduce some sort of noble gesture into it is completely out of place.
I don't know if it was too much confidence in being able to beat either one, or if he doesn’t really care about or need the extra $450K, but not taking James to F2 was certainly a costly mistake (if you care about actually winning). To the tune of “Don’t Write Me Off”
By Hugh Grant, in the movie “Music & Lyrics”
(If you are not familiar with the tune, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqSpukl9zCU
It’s never been easy for me
To justify what could be called stupidity
But this time Paul actually said what’s on his mind
So a costly “noble” choice perhaps is fine
With half a million, your whole life could change
Your family’s future you could rearrange
You were playing in a game that’s full of lies and mean attacks
You were willing to throw the “C-word” and stab your friends right in the back
And while you knew, based on his track record,
Taking James would be the safest bet
You went with the more “noble” choice, that someday you might… regret
For years in the house we have seen the same old story
They want the money, fame, and their “15 minutes” of glory
But there’s something new this season, if you take another glance
Hypocritical “friendship” underneath your hateful rants
And though I know, you already played a game
Good enough… to beat any vet
To not insure it at the end, is something you might… regret
Something you might… regret