I think that is a good strategy, too. If Laura M is voted out, Ciera can go further and Laura M still has a chance to comeback (maybe final 5). And at that time, they can have some advantages, I think.
This. I think Laura M is kinda accepting the fact that nobody in this game wants to align with her. And that's probably due to her reputation right from the first season.
If you can remember, Laura M received 3 votes, the second most after Candice at the beach vote off. People are already wary of her from the beginning and it's truly amazing and a wonder that she has even made it this far.
I think Ciera voting with the others for her mother is understandable, but I just hope she told her mom about it and not you know... "blindside her".
Caleb... he's still in this game -_- Colton needs to learn to be invisible I guess.