Thank you CTGirl for reminding me of Sean's confessional. The "salt-water in my veins" would have been a nice introduction except Sean's introduction was Louie laughing at him for oversleeping. At least we didn't hear him say that Sean was lazy which, in Burnett's world, is the kiss of death.
Georgianna, I apologize for forgetting to address the compass issue. I usually don't look at eliminated players. The compasses were only given to find the treasure not to navigate the Picton Castle, which our pirates won't have much to do with anyway. The ship was already at the mouth of the river when the compasses were given out. Burnett used John's trick to show him as selfish and give an excuse for his boot. It reminded me of BB telling Ramona: "We won't tell anyone the location of the water hole so they can't vote us out." They were Pagong's first 2 boots! Just as BB wouldn't have been allowed to leave with the map, I'm sure John couldn't really sabotage the game. Why not let him look foolish?
To get your forgiveness for omitting my answer, here's something you may find amusing: The Picton Castle has been known as a tourist attraction for a while. I had a friend from New-Brunswick who said, in French, when first seeing it:
"Pitou Castré, what a weird name for a ship!"
I'll let you find the translation to understand why I laughed so much!