Late last night on the Big Brother 14 Live Feeds we were able to discover who was nominated, not terribly important, and who had the Power of Veto, very important. Yesterday I ran through the various scenarios for how things could play out based on who had the Veto. Now that we know where things are lining up it’s even easier to predict what we’ll see on tonight’s live show.
When we discovered that Danielle had won the Power of Veto many fans exclaimed it was the end of Ian. With Dan and Ian on the block and Shane left to cast the final vote I could see how they might expect that. I didn’t buy it and stated there was another scenario to be considered. Danielle could use the Veto to swap out Dan from the block and let him be the sole vote. Oh, look at that. I was right.
While Dan was in the DR Danielle was questioned as to what she’d do with her Power of Veto. She told Ian and Shane that she wasn’t going to say. However, later discussions in smaller groups revealed that she had a very good idea of what she’d do.
Flashback to 1:50AM BBT Cams 3/4 to hear Danielle and Shane discuss the plan for her to use the Veto to save Dan and put Shane up. Seriously, Shane? Good grief. Anyway, Danielle plays right along and says she might not even tell Dan that’s what she’s going to do. Shane suggests that she should tell him that’s going to happen and even tell him that Shane was being a jerk to her so she couldn’t trust him and needs Dan to evict Ian (he won’t – more on that later).
So yes, Shane is plotting his own demise with Danielle and he doesn’t even realize it. Danielle is ready to get rid of Shane and anyone who doubts that has to ask “why?” Why would she swap out Shane for Dan just to have him vote out Ian? What is it about voting out Ian that Shane can’t do? Nothing. It’s being wrapped up as this way Dan gets Ian’s blood on his hands, but why would Danielle be concerned about giving Shane as clean a game as possible if she plans to be sitting next to him at the end? Exactly. Danielle wants Shane out, she just doesn’t want to have to be the one to do it.
Back travel a little and Flashback to 1:37AM BBT Cams 1/2 to find Dan alone in the Kicks room. Dan explains to the camera that he’ll have to decide if he’ll evict Ian or Shane. Notice Dan is having this talk before Danielle’s talk with Shane where she claims she isn’t going to tell Dan. This means Dan and Danielle have already had this discussion and she’s lying to Shane. Dan states that his only concern is whether him voting out Shane will upset Danielle and keep her from taking him to the F2. He then says he doesn’t think it’ll be an issue. I don’t either. Again, if Danielle was really concerned about Shane getting voted out by Dan then she wouldn’t be hiding all of these plans from him.
Later tonight on the live Big Brother 14 show we should get to watch the Veto ceremony, the next eviction, and then the start of the first of three final HoH competitions kicking off with an endurance battle. If things go as I’m expecting then Danielle will use the Veto on Dan, he’ll cast the sole vote, and Shane will walk out the door shocked. If all that happens then Dan will have secured himself a seat in the Final 2 as both Danielle and Ian will take him to the end over the other.
What do you think? Share your thoughts below and get ready for tonight’s show!
Afterthought: If Danielle does this, and I think she will, it doesn’t make much sense for her game. Shane would take her to F2. Dan would take her to F2. Ian would not. Danielle would be the real loser here while Dan and Ian benefit if she does this. Perhaps she’s worried she’ll lose Dan’s approval if she doesn’t. Kudos to Dan.
Update: For all those doubters, Flashback to 11:30AM BBT to hear Dan say “your time is up Shane” and then mention he’s finally got his second shot to take him out. Dan will vote out Shane tonight if given the chance.
Update 2: I’m stunned, but it seems that Danielle does not think Shane is going to be evicted tonight despite her plans to still use the Veto on Dan. Flashback to 2:49PM BBT to hear Dan promise Danielle that he’s still going to vote out Ian. He’s lying. This really makes no sense on Danielle’s part if she’s not doing all this to let Dan vote out Shane. No sense. Tonight is going to be good!