There's no point in playing for the end game if your tribe gets wiped out before the merge. Culpepper is an idiot. And what a moron telling people that he wanted them to vote for John but he wanted to vote for someone else because he wanted to stay on good terms with John just in case. It's not a bad plan, but it tells the others that you intend to have a playing relationship with John if he comes back into the game when you have just laid out all the reasons why John needs to go. He doesn't seem to get that you don't want to make it quite so obvious that you consider everyone but yourself expendable, even though everyone knows that's true. Part of the game is making everyone else feel necessary until you don't need them any more. It is a lot of fun to watch all the plottin' and schemin' this season so far, though. I knew that Colton didn't have appendicitis, but he WAS treated for a bacterial infection and the doctor DID say on the broadcast that she thought he had appendicitis, and I think Jeff gets impatient with some of the medical evacs. Dunno. But good lord, what a drama queen. I'll bet they don't miss him at all. Redemption Island certainly is acrimonious! And looks to be more so next week.