Tonight’s episode on CBS heavily focused on the gameplay of Dan, which made me think of this thread. In the opener, it showed him make a final 2 pact with Frank, only to later show him say he’s not loyal to him at all. Reading the comments on the blog, people seems pretty mixed about his gameplay this season, so I decided to put things to a poll to see for sure.
Dan was originally given a bad hand as he lost the initial competition and was forced to enter the game a person down from the rest of the teams. This made him a very easy target for the other coaches as it would have taken just two evictions to completely remove him from the game. That was going as planned when Kara was evicted putting Dan in a very vulnerable position very early in the game. He decided his best course of action was to play the wounded duck role and appear very harmless. He had a weak competitor in Danielle remaining, and he wasn’t exactly burning up challenges.
This allowed him to buy him enough time for Britney’s team to blow up and change targets in the house, which of course eventually resulted in the game reset that gave him a completely new life in the house.
Now, I’m not going to go through a week by week diary of Dan’s season, but this is someone who has essentially done and said anything to remain in the house. This is Dr.Will, Evil Dick caliber that viewers tend to respect, yet there is still a lot of hostility against him for his recent betrayal of Frank. While I can understand the frustration for Frank fans, playing the multiple final 2 card is done in every reality show every season. Some are good enough to do it under the radar, some get exposed and removed.
I also understand using the bible to his advantage, but if Frank leaves the house, it is just as much his fault as it is Dan’s. You have to be a Big Brother fool to try and get someone out of the house all season, then when that player is on the brink of elimination he makes a final 2 deal. Classic rookie mistake for someone who claims to be a huge fan of the show.
My opinion of Dan, he’s playing a fantastic game and it’s almost shocking to watch on a weekly basis. If he votes out Frank tomorrow, I will label him a snake because he did swear on the bible for a final 2 deal, but if he votes Joe, yet allows the rest of the house to vote out Frank, that’s keeping his word and a brilliant game move. Players who can manipulate others to do their dirty work are typically the best players, and if Frank goes home from Ian after a 2-2 tie vote, Dan deserves to win it all.
What is your opinion…