With Q,Q pre-flop, and no action before, I don't see any reason why anyone wouldn't at least min -raise. At this point there are only 2 hands that have you beat.
You can sit and wait for the short stacks to get knocked out and move up in the money, or, knock them out yourself and potentially win the whole thing. You can't win a hand without being in it.
Not sure what happened before the final table, but, this player had to get involved in some hands to get where they were. Why play so sheepish now when the real money
is on the line.