Big Brother 14: Sunday Musings
Happy Sunday, BB Lovers! Shane won the very physical PoV last night, and providing he uses it on himself, that leaves Ian with 2 options for the PoV Ceremony: Dan or Danielle.
As it stands right now, the ReNom chair will belong to Danielle, and as you can see, that is weighing heavily on Shane... but things change on a dime in the BB14 house, so when you're watching the live feeds today, be sure to keep an eye on Jenn.
Jenn has ample fodder to turn this week around for herself, either before of after the PoV Ceremony. She could tell Ian or Shane any of the following:
- Her final 3 deal with Dan and Danielle.
- Jenn's knowledge that Shane was Dan and Danielle's intended evictee this week
- Jenn's knowledge that Ian was indeed the target for eviction during the Fast Forward; and again at final 5, had he not won the HoH;
- Dan and Danielle's complicity with Frank's backdoor of Britney.
My questions are when and will she use any of it? Will her approach be to target either Dan or Danielle specifically, figuring she'll have a better chance against one or the other before the PoV Ceremony even happens?
Or will she be more cautious and try to get Ian to reveal who he's leaning towards putting up and proceed from there? Will Jenn wait til after the PoV Ceremony entirely, on the off chance Shane decides (with Dan and Danielle's help) to leave himself on the block and hope all can proceed as planned?
There is much to consider... Last but not least, Jenn's best bet might be to bring up what an ideal person she is to bring to final 2, as whoever sits next to her is just about guaranteed the big money, but I don't know if her ego is ready to own that card, even if it is her ace in the hole..
A few days ago, seeing Danielle spread her BB wings with her seeming willingness to cut Shane, Dan asked himself, what kind of monster have I created?? She has grown tremendously as a player this season, but I wonder if it's enough to take a win over her coach, who can take credit for a great many of her decisions throughout the game.
History has shown that women simply do not win the big prize against men in Big Brother; they win it against other women. Perhaps it's our cultural gender bias. We could explore this phenomenon for a doctoral thesis worth of writing, but I'm not going to do that today..
It's a sticky wicket for Danielle... The problem is this: in order to keep Jenn in the game, Danielle's going to have to sell out Dan or hoodwink Shane.
Unless Danielle can convince Shane not to use the PoV on himself, or Ian to put Dan up as the ReNom, possibly as payback for Dan doing it to him during the fast forward last week, Danielle's guaranteed win - sitting next to Jenn at final 2 - may well walk out the door, and with her, 450,000 dollars.
There is also much to consider from Ian's end. On the one hand, we have Ian's loyalty to the Quack Pack and his great desire to see the alliance he created enter the final 4 together.
Although Ian is completely aware that it's win or go home from this point forward, I wonder if his innocent commitment to the QP will be his downfall, since the only reason it still exists is because Ian keeps winning comps, where Dan, Danielle and Shane (and Jenn) otherwise would have already sent him packing.
Had Jenn won the PoV, Ian's desire, stated to Dan and Shane, with whom he has a final 3, was to put Danielle up and out. His reasoning being that she'd be tough to beat in the intellectual comps coming down the pike. Given the opportunity to vote a tie breaker, I wonder if Ian would vote with his head or his quacking heart..
Ian believes that "to be the best, you have to beat the best." I believe this is why he plans to bring Dan to the final 2, but I think Ian might garner more jury favor (and votes), if he sent Dan to the jury members on Tuesday, gift wrapped in a pretty red bow.
It would be quite the coup for Ian, playing a key role in the dispatching of Boogie, Frank and Dan. Even as Ian reassures Dan he'll bring him to final 2 whenever Dan repeatedly asks, last night Ian was also heard murmuring, "the mist.. the mist.." It would appear that Britney lives on in Ian's mind and his game decisions.
I wont pretend to know what's actually going on in Dan's head as far as his best choice for Final 2, or anything else for that matter.
I believe his, and anyone's best final 2 option is Jenn. Regardless, with final 2 agreements galore, a season's worth of misting everyone within reach, and his season changing, BB life extending Funeral and Resurrection, Dan certainly seems poised for another win.
These are just my thoughts for a Sunday morning... I hope they're not too jumbled. Thank you for indulging me in this ever so rare occurrence... taking the time to think. ;0)
I hope to see you all back here for the Sunday Show viewing party this evening at 7:50pm eastern. Until then, it's time for some Sunday Sanity.