Shane put all the pieces in place to pull off this season's first major eviction. But would Shane's plan to back-door work? It all depends on Danielle, the swing vote. Even though Danielle and Shane have gotten close in recent days (she rated their kiss a 10!), could she be swayed by Boogie to go against Shane and keep Frank in the house? Also: The coaches have a chance to officially enter the game? Would they? And how will the game change if so? Let's find out.
As was Shane's plan, he quickly assures Frank that he isn't the main target for eviction. (However, Shane's a big, fat liar. Luckily, Frank buys it hook, line and sinker.) When Frank tells Boogie not to worry, Boogie is furious that Frank didn't even give him a heads up that he thought he might be nominated. Frank explains how this all came to be, telling Boogie about Britney's chat with Ian. Frank and Boogie then impress upon Ian how important it is to give people the answer they are looking for at all times. "I didn't want to write I check I may not be able to cash," Ian says in his defense. "It's the Big Brother house," Boogie replies. "You bounce checks."
While Frank and Boogie plot a scheme to convince Danielle to vote to keep Frank, Joe begins to worry about his safety when his team begins to implode. During a late-night chat Janelle tells Wil how important it is to vote Frank out. She then implies that Frank wanted to back-door Wil last week, but she saved him. Wil decides he's had enough of Janelle's "condescending" attitude and vows that he's playing for himself.
Joe tells Janelle about Wil's rant, warning her that if Wil flips and votes Joe out, Janelle is left with only Ashley on her team. He says the team is in "serious jeopardy" about 17 times. At least he's not yelling. Janelle then pulls Wil aside and fakes tears. (Britney has already proven in this episode that Janelle has no emotions.) She tells Wil how sad she is that he thought she was putting him down, and she vows that he is the most important player on her team. Wil is smart enough to know that Janelle is just putting on an act (maybe because it was the worst fake crying ever?), and although he plays along, he says he's "not trusting her for another second."
Frank and Boogie approach Dan with a deal for his player Danielle. They vow to keep Danielle safe and take out Janelle's team if Danielle votes to save Frank. Dan likes what they have to say, because as long as they're focused on getting out other player, Dan and Danielle don't have a bull's-eye on their backs. Danielle seems on board with the plan, but she worries about hurting Shane. Dan tells her to forget about the showmance and focus on the $500,000. (Actually, he says he isn't losing $100,000 over some "high school crush.") Danielle is offended slightly, but she seems ready to keep Frank in order to buy a few more weeks safety.
Hey, everybody! Frank's dad is former pro wrestler Sid Vicious! Man, he's gotten old. Yawn.
Julie finally tells the houseguests that America had the chance to vote the coaches back into the game. But there's a twist! The coaches must decide whether they want a chance to play. One by one, they are to go into the diary room and vote to "reset" the game or not. If even one coach hits the reset button, the coaches are in. That also means there will be no eviction this week, and everyone (current head of household Shane included) will play for the HOH.
Britney is up first, and although she seems torn, she ultimately pushes the reset button. Boogie, surprisingly, passes up the opportunity. And even though it doesn't matter, Dan and Janelle also choose to reset the game. The HOH contest starts, but since it's an endurance competition, we won't know the winner until Sunday night.
So, in the least shocking twist ever, the coaches are back in. That means both Frank and Joe are around, and probably a little mad at Shane. However, I believe that if any newbie wins HOH, the former coaches will become the immediate targets. It will be interesting to see which players remain loyal to their former leaders, if any.
Ultimately, I think this an unfair twist. The coaches have for weeks been manipulating the game with no threat of their actions causing their elimination. (Yes, they lose players, but they were never automatically kicked out for their actions.) Plus, they already have the advantage of having played and (in Dan and Boogie's cases) won the game before. Sure, Janelle finally winning would be a good story, but ultimately, Big Brother needs to end this obsession with familiar faces.
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Shane put all the pieces in place to pull off this season's first major eviction. But would Shane's plan to back-door work? It all depends on Danielle, the swing vote. Even though Danielle and Shane have gotten close in recent days (she rated their kiss a 10!), could she be swayed by Boogie to go against Shane and keep Frank in the house? Also: The coaches have a chance to officially enter the game? Would they? And how will the game change if so? Let's find out...