We finally have a Newbie in control of the nominations this week as Kalia fended off the Veterans to take the top prize of HoH this week. Kalia’s nominations should be pretty obvious, at least to her partner in crime Daniele, but the new HoH still has some decisions to make. Of course there’s also the albatross of this “unknown” twist (we know all the details, but HGs do not) and its impact on the eventual eviction.
After the HoH room reveal Daniele wasted no time setting her targets on Rachel and blasting away to Kalia. Kalia prepares for what she’ll tell Rachel when she inevitably comes up to talk, but Daniele warns her not to make any deals. Kalia, the very same Kalia who said five days ago “where I come from, you don’t call a woman a bitch,” asks Daniele, “you think I’d offer that bitch [Rachel] a deal?” (Flashback 8/5 @ 12:05AM BBT) I’m sorry to see Daniele dragging Kalia down in to this “Mean Girls” persona, but that definitely seems to be happening and it should contribute to her decisions this week.
Rachel arrives moments later and after a visibly disgusted Daniele “not playing this game personally” Donato leaves there’s an attempt to make a deal. By Rachel, of course. Rachel offers a week for week exchange of safety and says she respects Kalia stepping up her Big Brother game and winning this week and second place last week. Kalia smiles and nods, but this doesn’t look to be working.
From Kalia’s various discussions with Daniele she does seem to be concerned with Shelly, but not quite enough to nominate her. Adam isn’t a worry for her and even Porsche has floated her way across from Rachel to Kalia & Daniele. So if she’s not going to nominate Daniele, Shelly, Lawon, Adam, or Porsche then that just leaves her with the Veterans. To help narrow that list of 3 down even more Kalia seems prepared to honor her agreement with Jordan and keep her safe. That leaves her with 2 HGs: Jeff and Rachel. I fully expect Kalia to nominate these two players.
Something else to keep in mind is that who ever gets evicted this week will have the chance to battle America’s Vote for returning evictee (Keith, Cassi, Dominic, or Brendon) and head right back in to the house. At this point Kalia has decided to ignore that possibility since they don’t know all the details.
Worst case scenario for Kalia this week: Nominates Jeff & Rachel. Jordan wins Veto and saves Jeff, forcing a renom of a Newbie and possibly creating a new enemy. Rachel gets evicted, battles Cassi (she is currently leading in our unofficial poll), wins and returns to the game. Heck, that might be a worst case for a lot of HGs and viewers!
Best case scenario for Kalia: Nominates Jeff & Rachel. Newbie wins Veto and keeps noms the same. Dominic defeats Jeff or Rachel to return and then rejoins Daniele’s Newbie army.
The nomination ceremony will be held tonight in the house and we’ll be able to watch the fallout on the Live Feeds (get your Free Trial now). Once the results are in we’ll get you all those spoilers. Looks like we could have another exciting week.