Seriously, I get a similar pathological, disconnected from the truth vibe from Philip AND Jodi. I just hope he's not dangerous. There were flashes on his first season that concerned me. And I almost thing that his calmer, controlled (but equally demented) demeanor is even more concerning this season.
Phillip's version is to walk around in his stinky-pinkies.
He is disconnected alright, but I don't think he is demented per se. I think he is a used-to-be. I think Phillip was "important" and highly regarded at some point/time ... and something happened to change that. He stopped being appreciated ... and he is now lost and disconnected. JMO
I doubt he is dangerous in the violent sense. I find him entertaining and funny... but then I feel bad for laughing as it seems like laughing when someone falls down.
Actually, this is difficult to say, I think Phillip may be telling the truth this time. I didn't believe him when he first told Cochran, but as he explained further it seemed he may, in fact, have thrown the challenge. He pointed out to Cochran that if he had been fully committed to the challenge he never would have twirled the rope before throwing the hook. And, more importantly, he never would have slowly recalled the rope after the hook disengaged from a ring.
Even those who search out additional clips of the show don't see everything. Because not everything that happens on the island is recorded, and everything that is recorded is not released. In fact, not even the tribe members see everything. So, viewers and tribe members alike make their judgements on the information they are privy to.
From all I've seen/heard of Julia I still find her to be milquetoast. Sweet, but not even interesting enough to be referred to as vanilla. :shrug