This episode delivered what was promised on some levels, for me. The Dawn emotional breakdown, I thought, wasn't nearly as bad as the promos promised and she seemed in control the rest of the episode.
Tribal Council was epic and set up by a huge mistake by Phillip...the minute the alliance learned Malcolm had found another HII, he should have grabbed three of the most allies in his mind and said "if we have to vote out one of our own due to three idols in play, we go for.." and avoided the meltdown that happened at council. He didn't (whether arrogance or just not seeing it) and now is a jury member.
Phillip was not the most popular character this season, for sure, but people seem oblivious to the fact Reynold is gonna waltz to the win if they don't wake up soon.