The point here is to cast light on the devil incarnate of the most recent Survivor, which concluded Sunday night on CBS. Machiavellian is too tame to describe the overconfident and somewhat deluded Russell Hantz.
In the last Survivor episode, Shambles' plot to depose the Viper Queen had triumphed, thanks to a flip-vote by John, who avoided a random draw that might send any of them home. This week began Shambles' gleeful return to camp.
Russell: "Nobody here is playing the game." No, Russ, nobody is playing your crazy version of the game. That's like Norman Bates at a motel owner's association meeting, complaining no one else is murdering guests.