Adam, floater extraordinaire and new head of household, can no longer follow the power, Big Brother host Julie Chen tells us at the top of the show. Why? Because he is the power. But that's completely true. Although the bearded Tori Spelling stalker is indeed in charge of making the nominations, the person really running the game is the winner of tonight's power of veto competition. So, who won? And which players are now in the final three? Let's find out.
Even Adam seems to believe he's the one holding all the cards this week. "I have three beautiful women working for me," he says. And while he did finally win HOH and earned a basket of bacon-themed junk, he still hasn't necessarily proven himself to be a good player.
Take, for example, his exchange with Jordan. Once she suspects that Adam may be thinking of taking Porsche to the final three (and likely final two), Jordan can't help but tell Adam how "fuss-trated" she is with him. And rather than defend himself, or make any kind of argument, really, he just sits and giggles and makes things worse for himself.
In truth, he kind of did confess to Porsche that having two newbies in the finals would be nice. And while I agree it would be more fun not to see a repeat player on finale night, Adam would have an incredibly hard time beating both Rachel and Porsche in the final HOH. Jordan? Not so much. However, Adam is smart enough to know that if he wants to possibly take out Rachel, his best bet is to not nominate her, which perhaps will keep her from playing as hard in the veto as she would if she were on the block.
And indeed, Adam smartly puts up Porsche and Jordan for eviction. He says he wants both girls to know what it feels like to fight hard and earn your safety, just like he did earlier this week. The veto competition requires players to answer questions by stacking blocks with evicted houseguests' names on them in the appropriate order.
Porsche smartly stacks the blocks on the ground before moving them into position, as removing them one at a time if she's wrong is extra time consuming. Adam thinks he's nailing the whole thing, Rachel is running around like a crazy person and Jordan....well, she looks confused as ever. Ultimately, Porsche completes the puzzle first and wins the most important veto of the summer.
And, here comes Rachel's tears. She bawls about how she can't do anything right and that she wanted to win for Brendon. "This game is so hard," she says. She mopes and whines until Jordan tells he how great she is and how she deserves to stay over Jordan. It honestly seems as if Jordan is already convinced she's going home. Rachel finally gets herself together and makes a pitch to Porsche. Rachel says she voted for Porsche over Kalia and says Porsche has a better chance of winning in the final two over Rachel than Jordan. (I personally think that's not true.) Anyway, Porsche seems to like Rachel's rationale.
So, when it comes time for the veto ceremony, Porsche (shocker!) uses the veto to save herself. Rachel and Jordan's final pleas are all rainbows and hugs and kisses to everyone left in the game. But even though everyone loves everyone else so much, Porsche gives Jordan the boot. (At least Jordan got one good line in before she left: Commenting on how little she knows Porsche, Jordan said "I know you like to wear bikinis and host competitions.")
In her goodbye message to Jordan, Porsche claims that she couldn't risk Jordan not taking her to the final two. (She assumes, perhaps correctly, that Jordan would have chosen Adam over her.) Here's what I think both Porsche and Adam fail to realize: Rachel is a beast at competitions when her life is on the line. I think she will almost certainly win the endurance leg of the final HOH competition; in my mind she will win the whole thing. I think Rachel will beat either person she brings to the finals simply because the jury house is going to reward a competitor over a floater. Conversely, who in the jury would give Jordan the money twice? I think Porsche made a $500,000 mistake.
But we shall see! The episode ends with the final three spinning on a Big Brother mixer. Whoever hangs on the longest while being pelted with goo and dipped into butter will win an automatic bye to the third part of the competition. Again, I'm calling the first part for Rachel, or maybe Porsche. Adam will go out in no time, mark my words.
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Adam, floater extraordinaire and new head of household, can no longer follow the power, Big Brother host Julie Chen tells us at the top of the show. Why? Because he is the power. But that's completely true. Although the bearded Tori Spelling stalker is indeed in charge of making the nominations, the person really running the game is the winner of tonight's power of veto competition. So, who won? And which players are now in the final three? Let's find out...