One of Jud's Insider Clips from Ep 3 that struck me:
"Not in the Best Standing
Fabio feels vulnerable now that Shannon was voted out
"After Tribal Council, I feel like I'm not in the best standing, because Shannon's gone and I feel like some of them see me as the next guy who should go. Purple Kelly I haven't gone out of my way to be nice and caring for, and I feel like it's gonna work against me. I don't know. Brenda and Chase and Sash tell me dude, you're good, everybody likes you, but you don't know. You don't know if they see me as a threat, if they just don't need me.
I'm hoping they see that Shannon's gone and we need all the guys for a while. That's the one good thing about him going, is that Chase, Benry, and I have to be around for a while. None of us want to lose any challenges. I do feel like I have a lot to offer in the challenges. I'm just gonna have to really pull my own weight around camp and in the challenges, in the social settings. I've got an uphill climb, I feel like. I do feel like that. The longer we can put off Tribal Council, the better, right now."
"I don't want to be schmoozing, I don't have to be sucking up with people, which is what I'm gonna have to do. It's fake. I have to go be Purple Kelly's best friend, go be cordial with Naonka, whereas if Shannon was still here and Brenda or Naonka were gone, I wouldn't have to tread so lightly. I could do my own thing and be focused. Now I've gotta deal with all this other crap."
From KellyB, same episode:
"Fabio came out right then and there and said, 'I'm voting NaOnka at the next Tribal Council.' I wanted to be like, 'Me too,' but I kind of wanted to keep my cool and play it off, be like the wounded one, play that sympathy, this girl beat me into the ground, and how can you vote me off next? She's the liability, not me. That's how I'm playing it. I'm stoked that Fabio's pushing for NaOnka.
I don't know why they didn't make a big deal of Jud getting away with saying he voted Na Onka, but maybe the next episode the editors were focused on Jimmy Johnson. Also, with original La Flor never going back to TC, there was less need to set up the dynamics there.
I think it's clear from Jud's confessional that he doesn't like Brenda, Purple Kelly, or Na Onka, and feels like his vacation buzz is being killed by having to schmooze them. He says he isn't going to be able to play the focused game he would like at present, but instead has to lay low, be nice, play well in challenges, work hard, make them want to keep him.
As long as there are no numbers for him, he's stuck with that. We could see another side of him when it becomes safe for him to reveal another side of himself.
I totally think he wins.
Georjanna, I replied to what you said on the Ep 6 boot topic:
Squid, see post #29 on that topic for Georjanna on why Jud won't win.
Oh, and I'm glad I went back there and saw emydi's reply. Emy, Scar, and FloPo are all Scorpionic? The three sisters ... well, I have Moon conjunct Mars in Scorpio so I tend to be compatible with Scorpio ladies.