To bring you up to speed, in the finale of the Pad it came down to one final couple, and by couple I mean a male and female who have chosen to play the game together as a team but may not necessarily have, or be interested in, a long term romantic relationship. The top prize is $250,000, but there is a catch. Secretly, each member of the couple had to decide if they wanted to "share" or "keep" the money. If both "share" they split the money. If one "shares" and the other "keeps", the one who "kept" gets all the money. If they both "keep", neither get the money and it is split among the contestants who had already been voted off the show.
Both Hopie and I agreed that, as an individual, the best strategy that gives you the highest percentage to access the money is to vote "share." If your partner votes "share", you get half. If they "keep", depending on your relationship you still may get some of the money, either directly as a gift or indirectly as benefit of the relationship (i.e. you may share in vacations or purchases that were made possible with the winnings). Of course, your partner may decide to keep it all and call off the relationship, but that’s a chance you have to take. If you choose "keep", it’s all or nothing.
None of that matters, however, because we weren’t the ones making the decision. The final couple ended up splitting the money.
Other thoughts from Monday night’s finale:
- I can’t believe ABC made me endure the "We’re Kip-Ten!" scene again.
- According to Dave, it’s sad and desperate for someone in their late 30’s to be on a dating show. According to me, it’s sad and desperate for anyone to be on a dating show.
- Jake Pavelka is such a media-whore. What would he be without reality television?
- Weatherman, get your real name back!
- Kovacs, get your first name back!
- Wes, get a new song!