LAST EDITED ON 05-08-09 AT 08:40 PM (EST)
1) Stephen and JT: If they don't turn on one another and end up at final TC together, perhaps they should just declare it a tie and split the money. They sure seem to be playing as one, very good player: Stephen providing strategy; JT likeability and challenge ability and both making accurate judgments about their fellow players. Smart thinking by Stephen in the IC.
2) Taj: Very appealing this week. Suppose she will most likely stick with JT/Stephen hoping they take her with her as far as possible, but could see her being amenable to moving out one or the other in the right circumstances.
3) Coach: The Assistant Coach visit "I'm running this game you know" was hilarious. Assuming he is still the perfect person to take to final TC I could see him surviving another week or even to final two/three. An advantage for Stephen/JT in keeping him around is Coach has appeared more suggestible than Erinn or Taj. If he should win final four IC, they might be able to talk him into staying loyal to the warrior's alliance. And as he's already voted against Taj, if they take out Erinn at final five, Stephen/JT could try to persuade her it was Coach's idea and they needed to keep him loyal for fear he might try targeting one of them.
4) Erinn: Has suddenly become very expendable. Figure she is the most likely of the three to try to suggest moving on JT/Stephen. Can she make it happen? Kind of doubt it. Not sure she would feel comfortable having to rely on Coach; given their unfriendly relationship and his delusional belief in the warriors alliance. Might make it more likely she would try to talk Stephen into going after JT (or vice versa.) Taj might go for that; not sure Stephen or JT would.
GONE: Debbie: She was obviously willing to say anything to stay in the game. I would say turn on anyone but she should have realized Coach was a lost cause as a player a good bit earlier.