LAST EDITED ON 04-27-10 AT 06:55 PM (EST)
Burton basically cut his own throat instead of coasting for a win when he refused to assure Lil they were good for F2.
The Heroes made the smartest vote possible if you don't factor in hindsight. Russell had an idol. Parvati had an idol. Danielle had immunity. Sandra or Jerri were the obvious boots, and with Russell being told it was going to be Sandra, voting Jerri made the most sense for nearly every reason imaginable.
Sure, from our POV turning on Russell might have been the best move, but from theirs, it was far more risky than voting for Sandra or Jerri. Sandra COULD have been lying to them. She is certainly capable. And Russell could have played his idol. With him, you never know.
With potentially 3 Villians immune from the vote, the Heroes were facing long odds regardless of who they voted for. Frankly, the fact that both HIIs got played was a big bonus for the Heroes.
The Heroes did nothing wrong at TC. Their errors were made when JT gave the Villians another HII and when they all but handed Danielle immunity.
Here is some small advice: if you are facing a potential 5-5 vote, WIN the IC!!