I think Kelly and David have been targeting each other and know that the other needs to go but the timing is always sucky. They have played this game enough to know it is not personal, just game, and can sit down and chat with one another just fine. It is almost Wendell and Dom type of symbiotic relationship except that I am not certain either of them can win the game. I like how David is playing, he is a target that has managed to move that target and is capable of playing a fluid game. Kelly has played ballsy with her idol but seems far more lost then David does.
Honestly, I don't think either of them has done anything that screams winner, they seem to be going with the flow well enough but they are not directing anything. Given the way this season is going, they are probably better off not directing anything but that won't help them at final tribal. And being able to say "You all suck as players and just navigating your crappy as, random game play was an accomplishment" is not going to win anyone over.
OK, so that is huge. It says a lot about her ability to survive solo and probably plays a role in her not being able to read the room very well. It would also explain her feeling left out and isolated. I don't know much about Foster Care but what I have read and heard about is not great. Some kids are lucky to find good Faster families but many times there is a lot of moving, not the best families, and a good amount of social and educational upheaval. She is not doing a great job playing Survivor but that one piece of info helps me understand why she might be struggling.
And good on her for not playing that up in the game. Either she is smart enough to know that it would put a target on her back because that is some interesting back story or she doesn't feel the need to share her tougher then most past.
Dan has actually be pretty strategically aware. He was the one who figured out how Rick and David were going to be used by Ron/Julie/Eric and passed that info on to Julia and Gavin. Julia confirmed it with her well conversation with Eric or Ron, when they said that David and Rick need to stay until 8. Dan was right that Rick was simply a tool for the Kama tribe and that Rick would be better off working with Manu. Rick was right that Kama was going to reunite and vote out a Manu at the Tribal.
Dan's problem is that he has my level of diplomacy and tact, ie none. He gets upset when people don't do what he wants to do and more barks orders then holds conversations. But his strategic instincts are actually on the money.
His other problem is that he sucks in challenges, choose a stupid nickname, and refers to himself in the third person. admittedly, the challenge suck is more of a problem for his game then the later two.
Julia has been a bit abrupt in her conversations at camp. She seemed annoyed that Ron was interrupting her sunbathing when he wanted Joe's bag checked and then annoyed again when Ron came back to find out if Joe had an idol in his bag. Her conversations with the other Kama have always been fine but she was a bit more abrupt.
Her performance at this particular tribal was horrendous. Telling Rick that he was a passenger and Dan to shut up? Her comments to Julie. Just awful.