It’s no surprise that Adam declined to use the Veto today. Knowing that if he did, Jordan, who he is close with, would be the automatic replacement nominee, he wisely chose not to use it. When the feeds came back Kalia was in the HN room, realizing that her time at Big Brother was at an end. Adam and Porsche were talking in the Purple Room, while Rachel and Jordan shaved their legs in the HOH bathtub talking about Adam and Porsche’s alliance.
With Kalia’s eviction, Adam and Porsche will be the last newbies remaining in the house; they’ve been aligned together since early in the game. Adam made a point to tell her that she shouldn’t be offended or worried because as soon as they split up he went up to the HOH to talk with Jordan and Rachel.
It comes down to Adam, Porsche and Jordan in the HOH competition, and it will tell a lot about his game if Adam wins. We will finally see him make a game move in the last week of the game, if it comes to pass. It’s looking good for him if Rachel and Jordan want to stick with him in the game, and he’s still with Porsche. However with this few people in the game everybody but the reigning HOH is at risk of going on the block.
In a pie-based OTEV challenge, Adam came out on top and now holds all the power in the game. Playing the ultimate floater has worked in his favor, leading him to the final five and the last guy in the house. He has firmly aligned himself with Jordan since Jeff was sent to Jury, and has promised a final three deal with her including Rachel.
He has also aligned himself with Porsche since early in the game, and he has the chance to take her from the block, with Jordan as an automatic replacement nominee. After winning and before the feeds, he apparently went to Jordan and assured her of his commitment to be in the final three with her and Rachel, going so far as giving her his girlfriend, Farrah’s, necklace as a pledge of his intent.
If Adam continues to play as he has, he will not use the Veto on Monday, since that would be an actual game move. He will, of course, promise Porsche’s safety saying that he will not vote against her, knowing that Kalia is the Vets main target for the week. He also will not want to risk the wrath of Jordan and Rachel by breaking his promise to them and painting a target on his back. He should be pretty safe if he lays low this week, though with the double eviction week coming up that could change quickly.
In the end, Shelly can only say she did it to herself. During almost the entirety of the season to date, Shelly was able to manipulate her way through multiple alliances without garnering any real blowback. She masterfully weaved a tapestry of game play that saved allies and caused chaos for in-house enemies without her face being seen as the target- until one week ago.
It was a move Shelly made nine days ago that sealed her fate. By moving from her initial vote-switching target of Adam to Rachel, Shelly made her game moves transparent. Suddenly, her lack of loyalty that had been seen as “working recon” had been exposed for what it really was- a game move designed solely for her advancement. In truth, it wasn’t a bad move to make as I discussed last week. It was, however, poorly executed.
Shelly has done a real number on this house. I can’t figure out if she’s a horrible player or a great player. I mean, there’s a difference. A horrible player is someone who lies too much, forgets details, someone who is sloppy with their game play. A good game player is someone who’s done all that on purpose to completely brainf*ck the others into a whirlpool of indecision and back-stabbing insecurity. It is very possible Shelly knows exactly what she is doing and hasn’t been sloppy at all. It’s very possible she’s like this in real life as well. Do I care? No. Live and let live. Karma baby. And it is just a game. As far as all us watchers are concerned, it’s just a game. Repeat that. Anyone could win. Yay. It’s just a game.
As expected after Rachel’s Veto win, she took herself and Jordan off the block and the duo of Adam and Shelly were the replacements. The only people who can vote this week are Jordan, Rachel and Kalia, and Shelly is on the bad side of at least two of the three and Kalia is suspicious of her but is aligned with both Porsche and Shelly since last week
Shelly seems to be feeling the nomination pressure most, since she burned bridges with two-thirds of the voters. She’s been concentrating on getting back on Jordan and Rachel’s good sides. Adam however, has continued to be as happy-go-lucky as usual, knowing that if he lays low he will most likely have the votes to stay. He has given his word to Jordan that he will stick with the remaining Veterans if he stays ‘If you have any doubt, then vote me out’, he told her. If nothing changes in the next few days Shelly will be on her way to the Jury House on Thursday.