Thanks for the reply, michel. You are so much better at this than I am! I agree, at this point, if I had to pick a winner it would be Chrissy as well.
With this last episode, Chrissy didn't get the blood on her hands, but with the outcome, I'd say she played the situation beautifully.
Ryan had to cut Ali, but the way he did it was very poor in my opinion. Of course Ali did not play it well either. So far, Chrissy has "played" her cards beautifully. Ryan will catch the fall out, if any, for the Ali boot from others, or perhaps not. Lucky for him the only witnesses there are Chrissy and JP.
Clearly, Ryan is a villain, or shall I say "a friggin' weasel". To me, he's more like a tool, one that Chrissy can use.
I do feel that Joe is a strategic player and he's always tuned into the game. I appreciated his stellar confessional about playing for his kids and how hard work pays off, but the snake focused on in the middle of that night time confessional cannot be a good sign. Foreshadowing?