I don't want to jinx myself but.....it's working. The drop stitch that I rescued last night seems to have worked and the Brioche knit and purl sections are showing up where I want them to. It seems almost too good to be true.
If you look really closely you can see the columns of knit stitches staggering. Once it is off the needles (hopefully tomorrow) I'll be able to take a picture that better shows off the pattern.
Only 10 rounds and 1,300 stitches to knit until another brioche moebius is finished!