I agree that it was a REALLY smart move of Malcolm to announce that he was giving the idol to Eddie early, to throw the Favs alliiance into a tailspin. And it almost worked! They were all saying Andrea to each other, and if Malcolm had had good confidence that this would happen, he and Eddie could have saved their idols in this vote. I want to point out that it was ERIC who saw through this move and mentioned first that he would not be surprised if they held back an idol. At that point, Fillup fell on the sword and told them vote as they were going to originally. Malcolm and Eddie's idols were flushed because Eric noticed what they were up to and Fillup was willing to take the fall so that they could get the idols out of Malcolm and Eddie's hands.
So wow. I have renewed respect for Malcolm. It was a brilliant play to call the idols early... and even MORE respect for Eric for seeing what was up. I didn't know Eric had that in him. I'm liking him more and more. I think Fillup gave himself a bit of a "heroes out" by what he did. He can always claim he fell on the sword to help his alliance get rid of those idols. I guess Andrea owes him one. A tiny bit of grudging respect for Reynold for doing so well in both challenges. (ugh, er, bleh)
To Brenda too, for also doing so well. That tiny little girl rocked it out there.
I love Cochran.
Poor Dawn needed sleep!