Thursday's installment of Big Brother was one of the season's best so far, even with little or no suspense regarding the results of the eviction ceremony.
We knew Dominic was going down. What we didn't know was whether he would burn out in flames or merely fade away. It was definitely the former.
The collateral damage was pretty significant this week. THG breaks down last night's eviction episode of the CBS guilty pleasure in its +/- recap ...
Rachel, Brendon, Jeff and Jordan are PISSED at Daniele's meddling. She overplayed her hand in doing so, and yes, it was backhanded. But why the histrionics and vitriol? It's a game based on evicting people! Minus 56 for their collective idiocy.
Jeff, not over-dramatically at all, equates Dom's complicity to murder. Plus 13.
His goal coming in was to spend the summer with Jordan, Jeff says. Aren't they dating? BB is fun and all, but they could do that elsewhere, no? Minus 4.
Dom is grilled by Jeff, but won't blame Dani by name or even utter the words back door. Too late for chivalry and ass-covering, but nice effort. Plus 5.
His ego swelling more each instant, Brendon starts laying into ... Kalia. Minus 8.Presumably for not exposing Dani's evil plot, which she may or may not have realized the extent of, she's Brendon's new target? It's not clear. Minus 17.
Jeff is intent on not playing a game based on lies ... on Big Brother. Good for you, man. But come on, don't act appalled that others do lie. Minus 27.
At the house meeting, Jeff and Brendon SHRED Kalia. Her defense? "She's my friend," she said of Dani. LOL. Untrue, and a terrible comeback. Minus 11.
Daniele: "Rachel... you're an idiot, first of all." Plus 34.
On the hot seat but honest about her intentions, Dani tells Jeff she tried to get Brenchel to backdoor him because she felt he was a big threat. Despite this candor, Jeff still brushes her aside and scapegoats Dominic. Minus 7.
Lawon hilariously interjects, for no reason at all, that he's in to win! Plus 50.
His fate sealed, Dom earns Plus 15 for slamming the cast on the way out the door. "We all suck at this game," he said, labeling them "spineless jellyfish."
"If I had someone with a spine to play with me, aside from the last week, there would be a game being played, not what it is right now." BAM! Plus 15 more.
Dani defiantly votes to keep Dominic at least. Plus 6.
Porsche calls herself a "jellyfish" whilst voting in the diary room. She does have a similar brain cell count to one of those organisms. Minus 8.
We're gonna miss Dominic. Sure, he overreached, threw a veto competition when he was on the block, tried to cut more deals than he could keep straight and generally f*%ked up, but the kid had personality and kept things interesting! Plus 10.
Adam and Dom's post-vote farewell was pretty awesome. Plus 4.
Plus 10 for Jordan channeling Rachel in her goodbye video.
Please, PLEASE let Daniele win this endurance competition and become Head of Household! We would also accept Lawon, but ... come on. Plus 7.
EPISODE TOTAL: +31. SEASON TOTAL: +26.