Sure enough, he finds a picturesque spot on some rocks overlooking the water to whip out his idol for Monica to see and touch and hold. That didn't come out right again. He tells her that no one else knows that he has it and he wants to go to the Final 2 with her. She agrees to that. Li'l Russell interviews that he knew Monica was lying to him at the time, but maybe she'll fall in line with him if he can get rid of "her boss," Laura. So he knows that Laura is Monica's "boss," and yet still thinks it's a good idea to tell her that he has the idol and no one else knows, which will easily be proven a lie when Monica no doubt reports all of this to Laura? BRILLIANT!! Li'l Russell sure is a master strategist. He pats himself on the back for basically two failed attempts to get a Galu member on his side and giving away that he has the idol, then says he just needs to get one male member of Galu on his side to take Laura out. It has to be a male, because Li'l Russell clearly has weird trust issues with women. Just another reason to love him!
Li'l Russell shows John the idol. So now everyone knows he has it. I don't understand the logic in this. He says that he and John can team up and he'll totally give John the idol if John needs it because he thinks John is the only person here who can "play this game" with him. And he thinks that Laura and her "girl power" should go first. John interviews that this seems like a good idea, because the Laura-Monica bond needs to be broken up and they might as well do it while they have votes from Foa Foa. Except that you don't need the votes from Foa Foa. You already have the majority vote with the men and Shambo. The smart (yet boring) thing to do is vote out Foa Foa and then concentrate on Laura and Monica. Li'l Russell interviews that he really does think that John is smart and would make a good teammate. See, when it's a woman who is smart, Li'l Russell wants her gone right away. But when it's a guy, Li'l Russell wants him on his side. Funny how that works, isn't it? With that, they shake hands for like five minutes out in the open for anyone to see. SMART! Li'l Russell interviews that Babe Ruth struck out more than anyone ever but he also got the most home runs. I don't watch baseball and even I know that's not true. Maybe it was during Babe Ruth's era, but not now. Also, Babe Ruth was once struck out by a girl. Just saying.