"[Ali and I] live down the street from each other in L.A. We both have family in Chicago. We just had a lot of overlap that we naturally bonded over, and we both saw the game similarly. So that relationship was really real on both a game level and a personal level," Roark said, noting that her relationship with Chrissy was pretty much the opposite. "[We were] oil and water."
Roark knew instantly that she and Chrissy didn't gravitate towards each other -- and that Chrissy and Ryan did -- but just didn't act on it.
"We slept around the fire, and the way it's sort of laid out is that Ali and I slept together, and then there was the fire, and then there was JP, Chrissy and Ryan. And I remember saying, like, 'Why isn't Ryan sleeping next to Ali? Like, why is he sleeping next to the enemy, essentially, or the people he keeps claiming he wants to vote out? This is really weird.' I had that thought, but then I had to have the next level thought, which is, 'Ali, I think we've lost Ryan.' And that's my bad to not recognize that," she said. "The problem is, though, I missed that second step, but the third step isn't an option. What do we do? Confront Ryan? I don't think that is going to turn out. Chrissy's not working with us, and I don't think we get JP either. And so, I just think Ali and I were essentially on an island on an island."