Just five minutes ago, I was man of the house. Everyone senior to me was off to some other chore than sit in office and command me. Meaning, I was my own team lead, an occupational hazard of being the junior most member of a development team. :(
However, this loneliness gave me total control over many aspects of the project and I had my say in everything. This lead to me discovering four obscure, esoteric, obnoxious bugs in code and state transitions.