just to bump this up, per DanieuBleau @ skills
Right on the mark, it's manipulation to the finest degree, because the way the story unfolds...
James has the two powerful game saving Hidden Immunity Idols's in his possession, and his situation in the game looks great! He felt secure in his alliance, and safe in the game.
Unfortunately for him, his position turns bleak when he should use a Hidden Idol, but doesn't. He never sees the blindside coming when he's led into snuffination, like a lamb to slaughter.
Oh, The Gravest of Mistakes!