Now that Big Bad Willie has been kicked out of the Big Brother house, who becomes the new No. 1 target? That's the question Frank had to ask himself in tonight's episode. Ultimately, he reached a pretty obvious conclusion, but did the power of veto blow up Frank's plans? Let's find out!
Even though the majority of the houseguests were glad to see Willie go, his coach, Britney, and her remaining players were angry that they would be probably be targeted next. Guilty by association, I guess. (Also guilty by actions: Both Shane and Jojo voted for Frank to leave last week, out of loyalty to Willie). And wouldn't you know it: Frank is dead-set on targeting Shane, Jojo and Danielle.
Boogie is positively giddy at the promise of a "two for one" happy hour this week, as he hopes Frank will further cripple Britney's team. But Boogie, who somehow started working with Janelle, suggests perhaps putting up one of her players as a pawn in order to backdoor Shane after the veto. Janelle smells that rat instantly, and vows to fight any such activity. Jojo, meanwhile, decides to be proactive. She tells Frank that she's sorry for voting against him, but that sticking by Willie in Week 1 proved she's loyal. Wouldn't Frank want to now team with someone so loyal?
Apparently not. After telling Jojo that she made a bad move by not recognizing Willie as "cancer in this house," Frank unsurprisingly nominates Shane and Jojo for eviction. He tells them he wanted to give each of them a chance to earn their way off the block. So let the games begin!
Joining Frank, Shane and Jojo in the veto competition are Ian, Wil and Ashley, who apparently is ready to settle down. She says she's tired of dating and instead wants to get "wifed up" with a guy who "likes to eat food" and "likes to sleep" among other qualities. "I think you're being very realistic," Dan quips. Hey, I bet Ian likes to do both of those things!
The veto competition requires the players, who are dressed in tortilla chip costumes, to jump into huge containers of salsa, guacamole, cheese and beans to retrieve 16 different menu items. Then, they must place the items on their menu in the exact order as the master menu on the other side of the backyard. The first player to get all 16 correct (or the person who gets the most correct if no one gets all 16) wins the veto.
Shane says he has no short-term memory, so he must look at the master menu after every menu item he pulls out. Ian, however, gathers them all and then uses his "almost photographic memory" to place them. Jojo keeps her head down and does her thing, while Wil mostly falls down. Frank takes baby steps to avoid falling and ditzy Ashley follows a strategy that, even after she explained it, I don't fully comprehend. She's also the last to finish by a mile.
To the shock of no one on my couch, Ashley only gets 13 of the 16 menu items correct, and is immediately eliminated by Wil, who finished faster and got all 16 items correct. But Frank, Jojo and Ian also got their menus correct, and each was faster. So it ultimately comes down to Shane, who was the first player to lock in his menu. And since he, too, got all 16 menu items correct, he wins the power of veto for the second week in a row.
Shane's win bring out the waterworks in Danielle, who wisely figures she's in line to be the replacement nominee once Shane saves himself. Dan, her coach, gives a whole speech about how he can't help her. He is afraid if he plays hard, she will go home, just like Kara. (It's all a "coaching technique" to "light a fire" under Danielle, but she takes it as abandonment, saying she feels "rejected and unwanted.")
Meanwhile, Shane instantly starts cutting deals with Frank and Boogie. Shane says he proved that he's a competitor and he is interested in making a Final 2 deal with Frank. They are open to the deal, and Boogie describes Shane as someone who can become a loyal pet. However, Shane almost instantly tells Britney he was talking to Frank and Boogie, but stops short of sharing his new deal.
When Shane sees how upset Danielle is, however, he decides to test his newfound relationship with Frank. Shane tells Frank to make a game-changing move and nominate Wil in Shane's place, thus attacking the next strongest player in the house. Shane promises that Jojo and Danielle will keep Frank safe the next week if he plays along. It's a smart strategy, and a good move by Shane to keep as many allies as possible in the house. But will Frank have the guts to go through with it?
Nope. Reasoning that it's "too early" to start turning on his alliance with Janelle's team, Frank selects Danielle as the replacement nominee during the veto ceremony. Dan vows that he has one final hail mary play he hopes will keep Danielle in the house, but I have to think the other coaches will ask their teams to attack Danielle and thus, remove Dan from the running for the coaches' $100,000 prize. But, you never know!
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Now that Big Bad Willie has been kicked out of the Big Brother house, who becomes the new No. 1 target? That's the question Frank had to ask himself in tonight's episode. Ultimately, he reached a pretty obvious conclusion, but did the power of veto blow up Frank's plans? Let's find out...