The only thing Brandon succeeded in doing was showing everyone how big of a fraud Coach's playing with integrity crap has been this season.
I agree with the other posters that the God talk has seemed insincere for the most part.
Rick might be the most worthless Survivor player to ever make it to tha top 5. Brandon was too crazy to talk strategy with. That makes blindsiding Coach very difficult.
This is Coach's game to lose right now but if Ozzy makes it to the final jury he wins handily.
None of the people besides Ozzy deserves to win. Brandon is crazy. Coach is a wimp. Rick hasn't done anything. And whats her name hasn't done anything. The only way one of the people beside Ozzy wins is if he doesnt make it to final three.
And would they please stop with the stupid God stuff. If you want to make a decision to send someone home then own up to that decision, don't cop out by saying it was God's decision.
This season sucks.
On a serious note, I do have a problem with Coach and Brandon's displays of religion. Brandon's brand of religion is very naive. He knows snippets of the Bible, but can't synthesize them. He doesn't seem to understand that you can't continue to commit the same sin over and over again and expect absolution with a half-hearted apology.
Coach takes a cafeteria approach to religion. He seems to take pieces of whatever theology appeals to him that day: Christianity, Eastern religions, Native American, etc. I'm surprised he hasn't mentioned his devotion to Odin yet, and call himself the Frost Giant-slayer.
I wouldn't call Coach a wimp as I think he's played a pretty good strategic season as of right now. He hasn't made any bold moves because he didn't have to. He surrounded himself with fools. It's not up the the leader to make bold moves, it's up to the people at the lower end of the food chain. There is no reason Coach should have still been in the game after the other tribe was wittled down to two members.
That makes two seasons in a row that this has happened but for entirely different reasons. Boston Rob put the fear of God into everyone on his tribe with his Matt moves and nobody dared to try and cross him. Coach surrounded himself with incompetent strategic players. Albert is the only one who ever even talks about making moves but he never has the guts to fully commit to them.
The thing that really baffles me is that they all seem to want to take Coach to the end. Albert even said something along the lines of wanting to take Coach because Coach is the leader of the cult and would get most of the blame. Someone should tell Albert that he also gets most of the credit. You never want to go to the final tribal council with someone everyone considers the leader unless they're inept social players (like Russell).
Ozzy's social game of working on people in isolation on Redemption Island is interesting. Probably, he just gets drowned out in the tribe, but he can work one-on-one on the other island.
I don't know if it's enough to get him the jury votes or not, but it's a play that we haven't seen someone try before. It's the closest to social success that Ozzy has had.
I didn't want to see a returnee win again, but ozzy is the only one who deserves it if he can make it to the end. I hope they don't do any former players next year so maybe we'll get some people who think for themselves.
My biggest fear is that Brandon manages to knock Ozzie out. I may stop watching if that happens.
Ozzy is fun tonight. I like watching him simply stir stuff up because he can.