I'm with you, anotherkim. I really enjoyed Ep2.
RussHell is dastardly, but as he says the antics are to get the others off their game, and he does this by making them paranoid. He tells Mike that Marisa is out to get him, Mike gets paranoid. Mike quickly agrees to boot Marisa. That wasn't Mikes plan ... he wanted Ashley gone.
It's an easy trick - tell Alice that Betty has said something nasty about her, and Alice starts to defend herself to everyone - and attacks Betty. Tell Betty that Alice has said something nasty about her and Betty starts to defend herself to everyone - and attacks Alice. People are talking, but they don't know the truth; they are just going on misinformation. Misinformation intentionally planted by RH.
It won't win him the game, he needs numbers on the jury and won't have them. But in the meantime, I'll enjoy his antics. He wasn't a suspect in the sock burning and water emptying, indicating to me that he is crafty.
He's not a person I would ever befriend. I may even wish he had a different personality, but he doesn't ... so I accept him as he is.