The Tension Re-Mounts
Jeff & Jordan, then Russell
Jeff is very close to losing his cool again...
Jeff: Dude, I can't wait til Thursday...
Jordan: He's gonna have sucha speech.
Jeff: I know.. and it's gonna be all lies.. and I can't say anything.
Jordan: No, you can't.
Jeff: I know. What am I gonna do, look like an idiot on live tv while he's running his mouth?
Russell enters the kitchen area, from outside. He washes his dish, pours himself some water and heads back out.
Neither engages the other... Both are flexing, whether they realize it or not.
Jeff's edginess is visible in the tension of his muscles as he resumes washing dishes, as well as his tone with Jordan.
Jordan: And too, you know he's gonna bash you, and probably me, on national tv, and I know you're gonna wanna say something, but just don't.
Jeff: I know, Jordan.
Jordan: It's hard, and I know you're a guy, and you wanna say something...
Jeff: I know, Jordan.
Jordan continues, and Jeff cuts her off again with another very short, "I know, Jordan." Suddenly, he realizes how harsh he's sounding, and he falls back on her and Casey's "It's hard" to lighten the mood.
Jordan: Oh yeah, and I did forget to tell you this. Natalie said that Michele really was mad, and that Russell said she was crying on his shoulder, and that it was ok...
Jeff: (laughs without joy) I can't stand her anymore. It doesn't matter to me.
- Jordan heads up the HoH Room to listen to music.
- Jeff goes outback to work out and put some of that raging testosterone to good use..
- Kevin, Michele and Natalie are sitting on the couch... Natalie's saying all the right things in front of Michele, no doubt in hopes it'll get back to Jeff & Jordan... all about how Jeff has saved her twice, so she owes him big time.
Kevin, Natalie, Michele
We join this conversation in progress...
Kevin: I had to vote for Lydia.
Natalie: I understand. If I win, I have to put you up.
Michele: Kevin.. wait.. is she making a good case for us to keep her this week?
Natalie: But it's the same thing in return.. You would both put me up. It's an eye for an eye. I could sit here and bs to your face... I would respect truthfulness. If I go to the jury house this week, you wouldn't have my vote and you wouldn't have Jessie's vote.
Kevin: Technically, you haven't done anything to help me in this game.
Michele: And just because you're on the block, doesn't mean you're gonna go home.
***Michele, shhh.. they already got you to say what they wanted. :( "is she making a good case for us to keep her this week?" You know that's going into the spin cycle as soon as possible.
Kevin goes inside.
Michele: Next week? Yeah..
Natalie: So it's an eye for an eye...
Michele: And I would hustle for that PoV like nobody's business...
Natalie: But if i did, it might not even mean you're my target. In my mind, there could be bigger fish to fry.
Michele: I'm very thankful I'm safe this week.
Natalie: Me too. I know I'm safe this week.
Michele: Yeah, there was never... I told you about him... right? While we were up in Chima's room?
Natalie: About you and Russell?
Michele: Maybe it was just a Chima conversation.
Natalie: Russell has never been a target of mine.. I've maybe said things, but my target since day one was always Lydia.
Michele: I always used to think you guys had something.
Natalie Me n Russell? No. I've had deals with 3 people in the house and they left one afte the other. I have nobody but myself. I'm totally alone.
Michele: I will be too, come Thursday.
Natalie: But you're not fighting for yourself.
Michele: We'll see.
natalie: I think Kevin and I are fighting for ourselves.
Michele: I think when it comes down to it... we all are.
Natalie: Ultimately, yeah. You have to think too.. In the final 2, who do you want sitting next to you? Who do you think you can win against? In my opinion, anybody sitting next to me has an equal shot. There's other people that, sitting next to them, you lose for sure.
Michele: Yeah, it's funny. It's very much 50-50 now.
Natalie: It's getting time in the game where it's time to backstab. There's gonna be 5 of us left on Thursday.
Natalie: Now we're at a point in the game where your worst enemy could be your best ally, and if there's people in here that you know you couldn't win against... It's like I said to Jeff the other day...Do you think I'm someone you could beat in the final 2? If so, you probably want me here. We're at the point of the game, you have to look out for yourself now. Like Jeff putting out Russell. He's looking out for him self.
Michele: I think it's a testament to you that you're the last person standing from your alliance.
Natalie says that the people she was alligned with would have never stabbed each other in the back.
Michele: I don't know. If all of you had gotten to this point, you'd have had to start cannibalizing each other.
Jeff: (from across the yard) Don't be sneaky.
Michele: We're not being sneaky. We're philosophizing...
Natalie: We're actually just being honest with each other. If I win on Thursday, I'm putting you up. I'd rather give you the respect and tell you that's what my plan is.... (then quietly, only to Michele) but again, putting someone up doesn't mean they're the one you want to go home. It does not mean that in any way.
Michele: I hear you. We have to communication without speaking.
5pm... end of that conversation. Michele goes inside. Natalie heads over to the laundry. Jeff asks Natalie to expound upon the conversation. She doesn't. She repeats only what she's already told him.
Jordan comes out, and the game of telephone begins. Jeff accuses Michele of trying to strike up deals... he's instantly doubtful.. With very little prodding, Natalie lets loose the bomb I was waiting for...
Natalie: Oh, you know what she said, "You're not making a very good case for staying here this week." Even though I'm washing my clothes, just in case.
Jeff: I hope those votes come out 2 to 1... Then she's gonna have to go cry in a corner all week. What a sneaky bitch. She was trying to move herself up in natalie's eyes. What a f'in loser.
Jordan: She's in the kitchen. Can she hear us?
Jeff: I don't give a f-ck what she hears.
Michele returns to the backyard...
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