Indeed. I wondered what kind of ‘nuclear engineer’ she is. The way she was behaving, I was beginning to suspect she was an engineer in the same way trash truck drivers are ‘sanitation engineers’. I thought she might have the same job as Homer Simpson. But she has a PhD, so it doesn’t sound as if the producers enhanced her occupation title. I’d really like to see her defend her actions to her coworkers. I can see her coworkers ribbing her. ‘Hey, don’t put the plutonium in the microwave oven!’
They really should have booted her after the Roasted Rice Reaction experiment. First, keeping insane people has not really been a winning strategy in the past. Second, she sucked at challenges. Should they have kept her with the Merge coming? (They had to know it was coming soon.) Keeping Teh Crazy would have given them three extra days on the merged tribe – or ensured that they would have been booted sooner as the other tribe members sought to carry a sure loser to the end. After so many seasons, it should be clear to players that you should keep the strong players until the merge, and get rid of the weak ones.
I think they made the right choice at the TC. J’Tia was too unstable to trust.