Entries in Natalie (65)
Monday morning are generally pretty boring until the POV ceremony. Not today, as Natalie was working it hard from the moment she woke up. She has everybody believing that she's their ally, and has come close to convincing Michelle to use the veto on Jeff!!! She buttered her up by saying she's as alone in the game as she is (hahah), and she still claims she had no idea that Kevin was going to break his deal with Jeff. Michelle really can't be that stupid!
Yet nobody has played the game as ruthless or smart as she has. No matter the situation, she has come out smelling like roses (insert lack of bathing joke here). When her main ally, Jessie, was eliminated, it wasn't more than a few hours later that she was downplaying their connection. When members of the other side have been put up, she makes sure they know that she had "nothing" to do with it. She boasts about her "honesty" constantly, but it's her "last minute lies" that has saved her the last couple of weeks. Even her friendship with Kevin the last couple of weeks has been more out of convenience than any real connection, and she's great at feeding him only the information that helps her game.
Having said that, though, the fact that everybody buys into her bullshit says more about intelligence level of the others than her own gameplay. Time after time, she's one honest conversation away from having her whole game undermined. Even last night, Jeff and Michelle were well on their way to solving the Natalie riddle when Jeff's self-pity suddenly derailed the conversation.
I'd hate to see her win, but I can't say she doesn't deserve it.
As everybody is filing outside for the camera shots needed for the pre-nomination footage, Natalie told Jeff that she "tried" to convince Kevin not to put him up. "You're up, man. I Tried. He said that he wants her gone though." This is minutes after she coached Kevin on what to say during the nominations and afterwards. He's to continue to tell them both they're pawns.