I really like Brandon as well. At first he came off as a young guy with little life experience, but now he is coming out of his shell so to speak, and seems to be playing a pretty good game. I hope he doesn't end up like Dave the Rocket Scientist from the Amazon, though.
I forsee some real problems for Brandon down the road. He was the only member of his original Nakum alliance now on Yaxha to not vote for Blake. Brandon needs to form a new alliance that will have the numbers on his side going into the merge(if there is one). I think his best bet is to gather Bobby Jon and Danni back in, and then hope they can form an alliance with Stephenie and Judd--if they all can make it past a merge. Those five would be a force to reckon with