Russell is decisively the best Runner-up in the show's history and his strategy is great for getting to the final, but he will not win the Jury vote - well unless the other option is a more deceitful player. But with Russell strategy the only way to get to the vote is to be the most deceitful. So really his plan is great for getting air-time and getting the "love-hate" relationship that is a guaranteed crowed pleaser. Over all I hope people get the message with the result. There is a strong moral message in "reality T.V." that should not be waisted. The show promotes "sportsmanship" but what makes it reality T.V. is the ability they allow human nature to show the character of the individual. If the Audience was allowed to vote Russell would win for sure, society if full of that type of person looking for small amounts of justification in their actions AND the people watching from home CAN dissociate reality from T.V. This all topped of with the fact of only knowing a total of 34 hours or less broken up into 1 or 2 hour segments of what happens over 39 days.
ott - This has been good for I am surprised that the Heroes are not so Heroic and do not make the best choices - hence validating the point about necessity of Respect and trust getting you to the end. For some of the heroes choices are so stupid the only way they get to the finals is on those two attributes. GENERALIZING HERE - the way the Heroes come across collectively is emotionally unstable, confused and coming up short - but they have been known for doing something moralistically evident hence there is going to the best chance one of them will win IF they can get into the final 4. But villains have a couple that are showing to be more heroic than the heroes are. Rob is doing a great job of defining himself as the most "balanced" player in the games history - SO FAR.
Big WTH moment. Passing up Chocolate (most know I don't really like it) before a physical exertion when you are not eating enough food in the first place. The qualities of Chocolate make it a good way to get that energy in that challenge. Saying you are to focused on the challenge is so stupid, NOT focused because you just passed on a "bonus." Like another rung on the ladder for free.
Jeff ~ "Who wants to go up to the bonus starting line 10' up there? "
Heroes ~ "to focused hear to walk 10' to the same line as some of the other players. Just go ahead and start, we'll make up the 10' first thing."