First off I'd like to say I would hate to see Rupert booted this week but more important than that if he is to go this week Id like to see why he gets booted a bit more than we have been seeing.
Now back to the topic at hand from the promos we see B/T/D/L/J all agreeing to something but lets look at who would be best served by an alliance with Burton at this point.
Jon - yes you get rid of Rupert but you are stuck with Burton who in many ways is an even bigger IC threat than Rupe. You cant expect Burton to take you to the final 2 because of the outcast factor. You have to know that his only realistic choice is Lil.
Lil - we wont even bother with you your loyalties will be tested if you must chose between Rupert of Burton and can anyone of us honestly say which way you will land.
Daraha - While we dont see much of your viewpoint as a Morgan just because Rupert goes down the Pagonging will pick up where it left off.
Tijuana - Same thing goes for you as well dont think of Lil as a friend in this alliance either.
So basicly this is an alliance of convienence which only lasts as long as Burton holds immunity or Drake picks up the Pagonging stick again.
This last week we didnt see the smart thing from D&T in trying to take Rupert out and allowing Ryno and Burton to pick over the lead. Makes me wonder why. Im not sure either of these women have the skill or the foresight to make it 3 weeks from now.
If D&T were smart at all they would try to sew up Jon and Sandra as alliance partners for the boot following next. In fact all the players need to start looking further ahead than they apparently have been.
I think there might have been a bit more to the Rupert and Jon walk on the beach. They were discussing Burton after all. In the last couple of times we have seen Jon it has not been him bringing up the chance to boot Rupert. As annoying as Jon may be so far he has survived one failed coup and as the saying goes "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" I think Jon is quite a bit tighter with Rupe now than we are led to believe.
While many spoilers predict a Rupert boot and it may be inevitable, Id like to think that if it happens its because it was a boot of opportunity rather than any grand alliance.
While many watchers of the show think Rupert is unstoppable in the final 2 and we have seen some of the players say this Im not so sure they all believe it. Ruperts ego and the animosity many of them feel towards him even now could work against him and I think some of the players know this.
Anyway just my thoughts on the subject.