Night: Lydia vs. Russell
One Coup d'Etat, one volatile HOH, two
nominees, and one return tripper shaking in his oversized boots. Put it
together and you have an eviction night that promises to turn the game
on its head. It's day 40 in the house.
As a reminder, the only people safe from
elimination are Kevin (veto holder) and Chima (HOH).
The reason why Kevin left Lydia on the
block is to make sure that Russell has the votes to go home and to avoid
making more enemies. Lydia still thinks that it's not okay as she cries
on her pillow. Russell vows to fight until the end, as he hopes to lobby
for some votes. Jessie, meanwhile, is still scared of the "wizard". He's
lost this game before, and he knows what it feels like.
At the pool table, the talk of the house
is of who's holding the wizard. Kevin thinks that it's Jeff. Jeff loves
to have this power.
Natalie and Jessie decide to spend the
day with Jeff and Jordan, thinking that either one of them has the
power. That involves stinking at badminton and getting incredibly wet.
Jordan says that there's something scandalous going on and she'll figure
it out... eventually. Russell thinks that the only way that any of the
guys are going to win is if he stays on as "the villain". He hopes he
has Jeff and Jordan's votes. Meanwhile Jessie isn't going to let Russell
buffalo him anymore, because he doesn't have a leg to stand on.
Russell hopes that Jeff, Jordan, and
Michele have his back. Jessie overhears the conversation and thinks that
this could very well spell the end for him. He goes in and tells Michele
that Russell is filling her full of sunshine. Enter a shouting match
between the two alphas.
Chima's hoping that the vote comes back
6-0. "Russell has got to go. I have orchestrated his demise." But if
Jeff keeps Russell here, then she's going to unleash a side that no one
has ever seen.
Going to the living room (NOT) live...
and everyone's nervous (except Kevin). Kevin says that it was hard not
to use the veto. Lydia says hesitantly that she still loves him.
Everyone is past the half-way point, which means that you're in the game
until the end, either as a jury member or the final two. Natalie says
that the most surprising thing is the boredom. Jeff thinks that the game
is weirder than it's supposed to be.
So what does Chima's grandmother think of
all the drama she's stirring up in the house? Let's go to North Las
Vegas... "Chima is very much a girly-girl. She likes to be treated like
a princess." So sayeth her BFF Kimberly. "She wants to show that she can
handle herself, that she's a strong woman. She comes off very strong and
very hard-headed." Arguments like the one between her and Russell get
her nowhere. Also she's been told not to be so sure about things. She
needs to let go of her pride. Will she? One thing's for certain: what
you see is what you get.
In Chima's last hour as HOH, she thinks
that Russell was bullying people. It was inevitable that they turned
from friends into enemies. She has no regrets about everything that she
said to him about him. As for the mystery power... "I just throw it to
the side. I have to do what I have to do."
And now to vote... but first, will Jeff
use the Coup d'Etat?
YES. Who will he use it on? He has
replaced both nominees with Natalie and Jessie. Which means that they
will have a moment to say their peace. Natalie can't say anything bad
about Jessie, and she's been loyal, not going back on her word. Jessie
saw it coming. He's been loyal to everyone he's shared his word with.
Time to vote. Neither Jeff nor Chima will
It's official. By a vote of 3-2, Jessie
has been evicted. And he's blaming America for it. Heh. He gave Jeff his
word that he'd put other people up. But he had it in his head. It was
the best move for him. The good news is that he made it farther than he
did last year.
HOH COMPETITION: Hit the Road
All of the houseguests will be playing.
Two people will play at a time and answer questions on competitions so
far. The answer: HOH, Have/Have Not, Veto. Correct answers give you the
honor and eliminate the opponent. If you're wrong, you're eliminated. If
no one buzzes before time, you're both eliminated.
- Kevin vs. Lydia
In this competition, you may have let out a groan
if you didn't land your ball into the honeycomb
Kevin: HoH... CORRECT, Lydia eliminated.
- Jeff vs. Russell
This competition didn't have a cabana,
But it did dress Casey up like a giant banana
Russell: Have or Have Not... INCORRECT, Eliminated. It was Veto.
- Chima vs. Natalie
This competition swept you off your feet
As you clung to a hanging toilet seat.
Chima: HoH ... CORRECT, Natalie eliminates
- Jeff vs. Jordan
This game could've been a major bummer
If you despised being a glow-in-the-dark plumber.
Jeff: Have or Have Not... CORRECT; Jordan eliminated.
- Kevin vs. Chima
This competition got very intense
When you had to collect dollars in cents.
Kevin: Veto... CORRECT, Chima eliminated.
- Michele vs. Jeff
In this competition your memory had to suffice
As America called to give you advice.
Michele: HoH... CORRECT
- Michele vs. Kevin
This competition was both complex and simple
If you had the nerve to pop a pimple.
Michele goes with VETO.... WINNER! So
what's in store for the house now that the floater is the HOH? Find out
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