As for how she managed to fool the agents, you might recall her clumsy, carefree demeanor—like when the agents caught her dancing and lip-syncing with an ice cream cone in episode three. As StaceyAxComedy noted, all of this seems out of character for her, since she's often serious and more reserved. However, the biggest clue comes when she orders enough food to feed three people. Not to mention the fact that she requested the food that Shelby's allergic to.
StaceyAxComedy explained, "In the later scene in which Dot finishes her drink, she orders another drink and the blue crab sushi that Fatin talked about on the island. This was Fatin's dream food, and Fatin doesn't live near Dot, so it doesn't make sense to me why Dot would suddenly want this particular sushi. Unless Dot wanted to smuggle it to Shelby."
She continued, "I think she convinced the interviewers to let her keep the sushi. This is a stretch, but I think she somehow put the crab sushi into Shelby's food to cause a reaction on purpose to allow Leah the chance to try and escape. I think Shelby wanted this to happen and they were all in on this together." Okay, WHOA.
Given Dot's insight into how reality competitions work, it makes total sense that she would adopt a new persona to avoid suspicion. But we can't help but wonder: Are the rest of the girls in on this plan too? Could it be that they're all adopting new personas to mess with the agents, especially since Shelby, a beauty pageant queen, decided to cut all her hair off? Was that another ploy to make her look unstable as they all planned their escape?
At this point, it's impossible to tell. But thankfully, we won't have to wait much longer before we get some answers.
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