"Seriously, that situation could have been, and usually is, a complete disaster and he sailed through it so gracefully"
That was an interesting tribal because its one of the few time Jeff Probst really tried to calm things down.
Usually they shoot two to three hours of tribal where Jeff is trying to get them to blow up a bit. Tribal is usually a beginning calm that leads up to taunts and a bit of words that members probably wish they had not said at the end of the evening. They purposely look to get a few less stable people on the show now to stir things up. In a way, too bad Phil and Russel did not have time together, that would have made things quite interesting.