Brandon: Well, no one will ever think Lil' Hantz is like his uncle ever again. Mostly because he SUCKS so bad.
What an uptight prick. He's ogling Mikayla and accuses HER of being a shameless hussy? He must have been some womanizer in a past life. But since Jebus cured him of all his ills obviously any woman who isn't a freaking Nun is a dangerous succubus. How many young flirty women have there been on Survivor? And how many Parvartis? One. And she sucked the first time out. And the irony of the guy who doesn't want to be stereotyped by everyone stereotyping Mikayla. When Mikayla's real "time" comes up, it will be Brandon going in her stead.
I'm done with this fool. I don't care if he's struggling between Good and Evil. Survivor's not where you go for THERAPY. He's a liar, a hypocrite, a sneak and a terrible player. Maybe MB SHOULD replace him with Russell's dog. Couldn't be worse.
Edna: Coach remembered it was her that first gave him a chance. Now she's got the King's Ear, which can count a lot more than the nominal place a person has in the Tribe. Now she can go to work on him, maybe steer him into trouble. Coach treasures loyalty above all else. Convincing Coach she is the most loyal and maybe the others are a little suspect nearly worked for Rafe in Guatemala. Let's see if Coach is as egotistical and Naïve as StepheMe.
Stacey: Toast. Allying with Frowny-faced Eye Roller, not a good strategic move.
Albert: Actually spoke last night. I enjoyed.
Keith: Not just a pretty face. He's got two people who want to be King, Jim and the Wizard of Oz, and he knows exactly what to do, play them down the Middle. He's going to play Bear to both Jim and Ozzy be both their strictest confidants, blow smoke up both their butts and then pick and choose from Jim's and Ozzy's plans which decisions serve HIS interests best. Me LIKEY!!!
Jim: I get a strong Jeff Varner vibe from him. He wants to be the Secret Leader. That didn't work out for JV that well. Ozzy has far to much force of personality for Jim to take him for granted. Making the deal with Keith while Ozzy was underwater and not negotiating directly with Ozzy was stupid. Now Ozzy has no idea what the conversation with Keith was and Keith can spin it anyway he so chooses. A good poker player never shows their hand. Much less to only one other person at the table.
Ozzzzzzzy! Shown as a bit cocky last eppy. He got an Idol capitalizing on his past experience and thinks he knows WHEN to play it, but I think not HOW. He's still in Fans V Faves mode and very paranoid, even though he's got a tribe of n00bs, not seasoned pros to go up against. Jim's the only one who really is thinking about turning against Oz, but it perfectly comfortable to carry him to the Merge and then, logically, to the Final 8, where the other members of the 3 + 2 can safely boot Ozzy and maintain the advantage. And in Cook Islands, that was enough of a boost for Ozzy to make it to the end.
Cochran: In Ep. 1, when Cochran described himself as having translucent skin, the first thing I thought of was a salamander. Then, MB showed this purple lizard scattering down a tree. He showed it again last night.
MB has given Cochran a SPIRIT ANIMAL. Like Cirie's famous Owl. Or Spiders associated with Tina, Jenna M and Parvarti. Tina Wesson said, "You attract more flies with Honey than Vinegar." Who wants to attract flies? A Spider.
It was a METAPHOR for her Strategy. Kill them with kindness.
The Purple Lizardmander is a metaphor for Cochran's strategy. Get the hell out of Dodge. Avoid all conflict. Make yourself invisible and let the Drama go down as it will.