I agree. I am just not buying the idea that Phillip was baiting Malcolm with the intent of drawing out an idol. He was just doing his standard crazy rambling and the rest of his alliance members were cringing the whole time. It worked out perfectly for him, but I seriously doubt it was a conscious strategy.
I'm sure this was just the edit, but it was pretty funny how quickly Andrea went from confident shot caller to distraught victim when Eddie told her she might get a few votes. It was basically an irrational fear (as Dawn tried to explain to her) that ironically, saved her butt. It seemed like the power alliance was making all the right moves for all the wrong reasons. If they take it to the end, I really really hope that Cochran can find a way to win. I think he's the only legit player in that alliance. Andrea showed how emotionally fragile she can be ... which may have saved her this time, but in the long run could kill her. Dawn is an emotional mess who seems to be getting worse. Phillip is a delusional fool. Erik is a fool. Sherri seems to think very highly of herself, but lucked into her current position. Let's see, who am I forgetting? Oh yeah, that Brenda girl who, according to cbs.com, is also on the island. It is a true mystery as to why they aren't giving her more air time. Has Survivor ever had a cast member get this far with such little air time?
sums it up pretty well. except i would just say that eric is naive and doesn't know how to implement any type of strategy. cochran has a measure of nerdy charm but i don't find myself pulling for him. this season is turning out like last season in that i don't find myself really pulling for anybody. i would like to see brenda or reynold win but don't think either one has a chance.