James was supposed to have another partner, says he’ll vote for Janelle

With James out of the house and the Summer of Secrets basically forgotten by the producers, the actual show is limping toward its conclusion. Luckily, we have James Rhine to talk to us and remind us about the good times we’ve had over the past two months.

He says he’s planning to vote for Janelle, assuming she’s still around, because she “has been herself from Day 1″ and “because it would drive the rest of them crazy.” He points out that “[i]n his own words, [Howie is] the biggest dumba– in this entire show” for turning on James and Sarah.

James says that “April and Jennifer are just vile people” “because of what they did to Mike. When they retracted their sexual-assault accusations after he left the house that really, really struck me. … That is the most deplorable tactic I have ever, ever seen.”

James talks about his major liability, Sarah, and how she wasn’t really supposed to be there. “Sarah only became my partner three days before we were supposed to go to the show; I had another partner who backed out at the last minute,” he says. “With this other [original partner], we would have destroyed that house.”

He also says he plans to lie to Jennifer in the sequester house and tell her “that it was great to see Sarah and that she got to spend the night with me at a hotel. It is all bull—-. But I’m going to ask her if she got to see her boyfriend, Dan. I’ll derive some enjoyment from that.”

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