Daniele's somewhat surprising nominations on Sunday left her options open, if nothing else. Last night, we saw how that move worked to her advantage.
Simply put, Dani's got game. She painted herself into a corner early this season, but has won to critical HoH weeks and looks to be in a great position.
Of course, we all know that can change in an instant in this house. How did last night play out? THG recaps Wednesday's Big Brother installment below ...
"Why Shelly," said Rachel, "I simply have no idea what on earth you mean." Minus 27 for blatantly lying and coming unglued so terribly and so fast.
Jordan played the role of strict schoolteacher here. "Kalia, you stay here," she said. "Somebody go get Porsche." Not over-dramatic whatsoever. Plus 4.
We really don't know entirely what this argument was about, but Shelly lost most if not all of her credibility and grittiness during it, so Minus 5.However, don't count the Louisianan out just yet. She won Dani back over, at least in part, mere hours after being put up on the block. Plus 6.
Brenchel is the odd pair out in the veto battle. Burn! Plus 4.
Jordan is, as Jeff put it, an Angel on Earth. She donated a "Family Phone Call" certificate to Shelly, and while that call came with 24 hours of solitary, that also means 24 hours away from Rachel, so it's a net positive. Plus 9.
Kalia won a Caribbean Vacation, leading Jeff to joke: "Vacation from what? Taking a nap every day?" Good one, but Minus 2, since Jeff naps 24/7.
Draining three straight? Daniele has mad cornhole skills! Plus 5.
Adam decides he wants to take part in this season and urges Dani and Jeff to let him win. They oblige, and the big fella actually comes through. Plus 14.
Minus 4, though, because he kept talking about how proud he was of his STELLAR effort in the veto battle. Dude, imagine if Dani had tried to win.
Isn't Jordan adorable wearing that humilitard? Or anything? Plus 8.
In the have not room, Shelly heard the voices of her husband and daughter. "Mama!" said little Josie. "I Love you!" Did it get dusty in here??! Plus 10.
"I feel very accomplished," Dani proclaimed to Kalia. Careful. Minus 5.
Brendon and Rachel seem dazed, resigned to their fate almost. Perhaps because he only returned due to Lawon's stupidity? The fire is gone. Minus 7.
Plus 2 for Dani labeling him a zombie that won't die. It's so true.
Daniele makes the right call back-dooring Brendon, but still needs another vote to evict him. Will Adam, Jeff and or Jordan provide it? It's not over yet.
EPISODE TOTAL: +12. SEASON TOTAL: +16.
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