It's time for a "surprise" eviction. Other than catching Shane without pants on and Danielle in her not-made-up-for-TV look, it worked pretty much like every other eviction show. So, who's in the Final 4? And who is the new head of household? Let's find out.
After Ian's nominations are revealed, Jenn is upset that she is sitting next to Shane instead of Dan. I'm not sure why that matters to her so much, other than maybe that she's seen firsthand lately how Dan slithers out of being on the block. But Dan insists to Jenn that his being off the block is great for Jenn's game, because he is able to vote Shane out. That very fact makes Danielle nervous, because although she's loyal to Dan, she doesn't want to see Shane go home.
Or does she? During a heart-to-heart with Jenn, Danielle begins to question just how much Shane is into her. She is increasingly aware that Shane may just be stringing her along and has no real feelings for her. Jenn wisely plays into those feelings, as she hopes Danielle might turn on Shane and vote to keep Jenn in the house. "I'm about to play the player," Danielle says.
But she doesn't really get the chance. During the power of veto competition, the players have to put together a puzzle. But there's a catch: Every 20 seconds, the players have to fly across the backyard and hit a red button that gives them a fresh 20 seconds. If they fail to do so, the entire puzzle falls down and they must begin again. Also, if another 20 seconds expires after the puzzle falls, the player is automatically eliminated.
Because it's a physical challenge, Shane pretty much dominates. Dan and Jenn put up a pretty valiant effort and Danielle is shocked that she's actually copying off Shane's puzzle. Ian, however, has a terrible time getting back to his red button, and his puzzle continues to fall apart. In fact, he eventually lets time expire one too many times and is eliminated from the competition. Realizing he won't be able to win and keep the nominations the same, he decides to help Shane win to make sure Jenn can't come off the block.
Sure enough, Shane wins and in addition to the veto he earns a trip outside of the house. He decides to take Danielle with him, and the two go on their official "first date." They get to meet the U.S women's gymnastics team and watch them perform as part of their tour. They even get to be not impressed by McKayla Maroney!
Danielle seems to be feeling better about Shane after their date, but she still worries about someday having to choose between her head (Dan) and her heart (Shane). As expected, Shane takes himself off the block and Ian nominates Danielle, reasoning that he can't have a "couple" control the votes this week. (Wonder how much Dan had to do with that rationale?)
So, is the Quack Pack going to stick together and vote Jenn out? Of course. Even if Dan tried to pull shenanigans, Ian would have had the tie-breaking vote and then it would have been three against one. So, Jenn is evicted by a 2-0 vote. Her exit interview is about as boring as everything else she did all season, but Julie did give her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich since she's been on slop for four weeks.
The HOH competition is a true-false game based on pictures the houseguests had been shown. Shane and Danielle jumped out in front early when Dan made an error, but Dan eventually tied things back up when both Danielle and Shane slipped up. Dan and Danielle then remained locked in a tie through the end of the question rounds. Dan's guess for the tiebreaker goes over, which means Danielle is the new HOH!
Who will she nominate? It really doesn't matter, as the ultimate power-wielder this week is the person who wins the power of veto and casts the sole vote to evict. But we'll find out tomorrow night who wins the veto and who will be going to the jury house next.
Sad to see Jenn go? Who do you think will win? Share your thoughts below!
It's time for a "surprise" eviction. Other than catching Shane without pants on and Danielle in her not-made-up-for-TV look, it worked pretty much like every other eviction show. So, who's in the Final 4? And who is the new head of household? Let's find out...