Phillip's contention that he realized that keeping the heat off Rob would keep him going in the game and that he never said anything behind anyone's back but let them know straight to their faces how he felt is what he should have been saying in the final TC. It probably wouldn't have helped him any, but it would have made more sense than being antagonistic toward everyone.
Loved Grant behind Phillip miming digging an ever deeper hole while Phillip kept rambling on.
I'd love to know where Phillip's meeting all these people who think he's brilliant too. Do you suppose they're all friends of his great-great-great grandfather?