Originally Posted by mgkdragn
Yeah, I seem to remember some of that as well .. although IMO, it was likely puffed up some .. in a real gang setting, I don't think Brandon would make it too long ..
Agree, especially when every other day he "finds" himself and then a few hours later, the demons take back over. He'd be telling his gang members he'd going to quit and then be fine a little while later. I am not saying he is a "sociopath" as he has temporary remorse, and not for me to diagnose, but many of his tendencies were sociopathic in nature, namely the impulsivity. The wild mood swings and inability to understand how you are perceived as well as the inability to interact with others.
If I were Russell, I'd be as disappointed with Brandon's gameplay this time around as the first time. Too wishy washy and not being able to take control. And that exit was a failure consistent with the rest of his gameplay. "Author of his own fate" I suppose but I imgaine in Russell's view (and mine as well), it was so hollow in nature. Too many are trying to group the Hantz's together just based on being related. Russell controlled the games, the votes, he was a power player, like him or not. Brandon so desperately wanted to be a power player but no one ever took him seriously and for good reason.
That made him snap. Yes, he had grandeous visions of making some wild exit, but then as it happened, he was not under control. He would've attacked Phillip, that was not be design and I think he'd admit that he was past a point of control, but who knows, he changes moods so often it would depend when you talked to him and whether his demons were currently in his head.
The amount of discussion on this board, sorry for the multiple posts as I was catching up, show how out there this episode was. I mean Brandon makes Special Agent Phil seem sane!