Completely against my better judgment I am actually not finding Ponderosa Phillip to be the crazy nut job I expected. The others at the ponderosa are saying the same thing essentially.
They all seem to be getting along well and most let go of game resentments pretty easily, and Phillip more easily than most. Everyone there, if I'm remembering right, voiced some trepidation over having to be there with Phillip, and then later said they were enjoying being there and even that they were enjoying Phillip.
Maybe he's back on his medication, maybe it's an act, I don't know, but he seems to be an ok guy in the Ponderosa.
People tend to be different when they are not under direct stress, like when they are actively in the game.
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
I agree, I find myself really listening to what Phillip has to say. The others weren't even in the game( expect for Andrea)
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person
Phillip was the first one to welcome and hug Andrea .... but then later said he felt relief and some joy at her boot
"The way to become boring is to say everything." Voltaire
" The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
Add me to this list of people that are thinking Phillip isn't so bat-guano crazy. I know that I've flip-flopped several times, but his behaviour at the Ponderosa makes me believe that at least part of his performance during the game was just that, a performance.
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History...Laurel Thatcher Ulrich