I certainly don't think Ryan and Gary were the best of that competition. Not by a long shot.
What is unfortunate is that the people on the bubble seem to get pushed through week after week. I didn't vote for Toya the week she was booted because I didn't think I needed to. I figured everyone else would vote for her and it wouldn't matter if I voted for her. That's exactly why I think certain people this year in AI got early boots. If you think your favourite is in trouble, you're more apt to vote. Ergo, Gary.