Bottom Line this week, Malcolm absolutely needs to offer Erick a F3 deal. Period. As far as I know he never made a F3 deal with Eddie and Reynold they just have had to rely on Malcolm. Malcolm has Eddie and Reynold in his pocket he could use for leverage. Erik will see that switching will benefit him and will easily convert. Then all they need is somehow offer Sheri something and Malcolm is set for several weeks
By Erik switching, and having a F3 he is now #2 on the totem pole, where with S.R.Us nobody knows who is where
Another situation, Malcolm needs to get rid of Andrea, Eddie and Reynold are getting too close to her. If Malcolm can somehow plan the votes for Andrea, Eddie and Reynold would have to rely completely on him to get to the end.