Re Survivor, I expect that exposing Russell now keeps him off the radar for the "fan favorite" voting. After all his claiming about loving the game and being the best, that fact that he was exposing secrets does rather undercut his worth even as someone "you love to hate". Except that I didn't even care for him on that level.
I think it's far more likely that exposing him now is a write off because the players get rid of him early. So what was supposed to be an "epic battle" between him and Rob actually ended up with Russell being booted early and a failure on Redemption Island itself. At least that's my guess and hope.
Oh, meant to add:
I thought last night's NCIS was a really nice one. Plus, yet again, Gibbs deflects someone from probing deeply into his psyche.
[This message has been edited by Scribbler (edited 02-09-2011).]