LAST EDITED ON 04-09-13 AT 09:32 AM (EST)
This sounds oddly like Accidental Death By Protest Vote. If Corinne was still around, the scenario would really focus into place: two alliance groups going after each other and one angry contestant throwing up her hands and saying 'My ballot doesn't mean anything here, so I might as well send another incomprehensible message to Codename Pink.' And then every scrap of paper except that one gets tossed away -- voted out 1-0 with considerably more than three contestants left.
It almost can't be a deliberate, planned event. Imagine trying to talk two people into wasting their idols on one fakeout vote, even to get rid of a Captain Underpants. Not going to happen. I could see a last-second cascade working through the tribe -- just before leaving for Council, Idol Holder #1 finds out he's the primary target and decides to play it, Idol Holder #2 sees it being packed, realizes he's the minority vote in that event and brings his, there is no Idol Holder #3, no thanks for coming and may we never see you again. But as strategy? Nakomis couldn't unite this kind of bouncing torch snuffer. It's not impossible for someone to talk the entire group-minus-one into it, but it's about as close for game purposes as you could ask.
If anyone can manipulate the dominoes in such a way to make them tip themselves over, then all due applause: it would be one of the greatest moves in series history. But as-is, Phillip may go out by the closest thing TCs have to misadventure. And that's painful --because forever after, he'll claim it wasn't really his fault, so give him that third shot...