More thoughts, recaps, and analysis of the Wednesday edition of CBS’s “Big Brother.”
(For part one of this article, please click here.)
Frank and Jenn quickly touch base, and decide she’ll keep the nominations the same, with Dan the target. Dan is pretty shaken up, and goes into his day-long solitary confinement.
I’m not sure how in the world he was able to focus during that constant background noise, but Dan comes out with a scheme.
Britney and Danielle get shackled together, and we get a montage of Frank’s chum showers. Dan comes out of solitary seemingly exhausted, and calls a house meeting after he grabs a quick rest.
Dan welcomes everyone to his “Big Brother funeral,” and says nice things about everyone there except Danielle, who he saves for last. He tells her she’s dead to him, and he’ll never work with her again, and she’s pretty shocked.
In the Diary Room, Dan admits he’s playing a game here, and has a master plan to get out of the mess.
Dan goes to Frank in the HoH room, and swears on a Bible that he’s about to tell him the truth. Dan says he has “no power, only information.” He tells him about the Quack Pack, and Frank quickly realizes Ian’s the other member. Frank wants Ian out, but Dan tells him Britney is the most dangerous, because no one would put her up. Frank starts to come around, and wonders about bringing Jenn in to use her Veto on Dan.
Dan: I was willing to swear on a Bible to go to the end with Frank…and the crazy thing is, I actually mean it.
Dan goes to Danielle in the arcade room and tells her he did it to save them both, and she breaks down crying.
Danielle: Can you at least give me some warning next time?
Dan: No, because then you wouldn’t cry.
Danielle: …You are one sick person, Dan.
He tells Danielle the trick will be getting Jenn to use the Veto. Frank goes to her, and tells her about Ian working with the Quack Pack, and tries to pull her into an alliance.
For the Veto meeting, Ian goes first and doesn’t use his Veto. Jenn is next, and says she’s going to use her Veto on Dan, which stuns the Quack Pack. Frank gets up for his replacement nomination.
Frank: Ian, you voted Mike out last week, and then you put me and my other closest ally up on the block, and she went home. You’ve won the Veto so I can’t put you up, I’ve got to do the next next thing, and put your closest ally up on the block. You’ve made it apparent who that it. So to quote a not-so-wise young man…Britney? Pop a squat.
The eviction nominations are Britney and Danielle.
Britney: I don’t feel like I have any fight in me left. I just feel really really done. I don’t feel like I can do it any more.
Ian: Frank got the old backstab in on me. If he thought I was coming after him before, I’m coming after him now.
And so, somehow, Dan winds up not only saving himself from certain eviction, but also shifts the target to one of the safest, most dangerous players in the house.
That’s a piece of master manipulation and scheming we’ve rarely seen in the Big Brother house. As I wrote yesterday, Dan’s done exactly what we always hope a Big Brother HouseGuest will do, he’s used his brain to bargain his way out of certain eviction, and stay alive.
— Reid Kerr can’t believe what he just saw. Follow Reid on Twitter or subscribe to him on Facebook and yell at him.