Wendy, your assessments make sense to me. I figured Sylvia just picked randomly b/c she didn't really know any of them. However, they were all together the first 3 days, , so maybe she "took a few notes"?
It made no sense to me why they voted out Jessica. She seemed likeable, wasn't bossy or trying to "take over", and she did her best in the challenge. They made it sound like it was all her fault they lost the challenge, when really, it wasn't. The others could've helped more. I think they just needed a "convenient" excuse.
The random votes? Beats me. I dont understand why they did that unless they paniked at the last minute-- not really knowing who to vote for. Then made it personal by voting for who they liked the least.
I'm wondering why Sylvia was chosen to be the tribe picker? Guess I should go rewatch my tape to see if Jeff says why.