We’ve made our predictions for the first round of tonight’s Big Brother 14 Double Eviction episode, but what happens in the second round is a little more of a mystery. While there are many possibilities with five HGs competing for HoH we can still speculate at the potential scenarios.
With the expectation that Frank will be evicted tonight and Ian as the outgoing HoH neither of these HGs are part of the base assumptions here. That leaves Dan, Danielle, Jenn, Joe, and Shane as potential winners in tonight’s first HoH comp. It’s a short enough list so let’s see who each of them might nominate.
Dan: Does anyone really think Dan is going to let himself be put in the position of doing the dirty work himself? Not me. Should something surprising happen and Dan is the one with this power then he’ll most likely nominate Joe and Jenn. He’ll want to hold on to Ian’s support for as long as possible while Danielle is still his closest remaining ally with Shane by extension. He had promised Jenn a Final 4 deal but with Frank out the door that’s obviously already fallen apart and if you’re going to go against any of the others than Jenn is probably the safest bet.
Update: Post-show reflection, well I really flubbed that one didn’t I? Dan went to all that trouble just to get Joe evicted? Maybe I expected too much from him in thinking he’d let someone else take care of that tonight.
Danielle: Joe and Ian are the most likely targets for Danielle. She’ll keep the girl power alive with Jenn and won’t be ready to cross Dan or nominate her fictional boyfriend Shane. Ian is part of her Quack Pack alliance, but they have never seemed that close. Then Joe is just an easy target that wouldn’t upset anyone but Joe if he were a nominee.
Jenn: With her closest ally out the door Jenn wouldn’t hesitate to nominate Ian and Joe. Ian is a no-brainer as she’s been wanting him out for awhile now. Joe is just another easy target and common punching bag. Jenn won’t go after Dan or Danielle as she sees them as her final allies even if they don’t feel the same way. Shane is too close to Danielle for Jenn to risk collateral damage/anger for that shot.
Joe: Here we have a loose cannon. With no particular alliance or direction in the game Joe is the most likely to give us some random nominations. Knowing that Ian has a special place in his nominating heart for Joe should be enough for him to find a spot on the block. As for the other I think he’d go with Jenn since she seems to have the fewest strings attached. However, I think Joe recognizes the danger of keeping Dan around which could make him a target. I’ll give Joe three scenarios ranking from most likely to least: Ian & Jenn, Ian & Dan, Jenn & Dan.
Shane: Shane has gone from competition commando to leisurely lounging his way through the second half of the season. Should he pull out a win tonight then I’d expect Shane to nominate Ian and Jenn or Ian and Joe. Shane isn’t close to Jenn and Joe seems to think he’s close with Shane so if Shane’s wise to that then he’d keep Joe around for help.
The repeating theme here is Ian. I think he’s in a lot of danger tonight and doesn’t even realize it. The only person I don’t think would possibly nominate him is Dan and I’m pretty sure Dan is going to make sure he isn’t doing any nominations tonight.
On the other side of that coin is Danielle and Shane who are likely the most “safe” HGs tonight while Dan is just one step behind them. Jenn and Joe are somewhere in the middle but should still be shielded by Ian.
Of course all of that speculation still only gets us through the nominations. There will be less time between the nominations and the Veto competition than what it took me to write all that down. Where the Veto takes us is another exercise all of its own and is just one part of what makes tonight’s pending Double Eviction episode so exciting.
These are all just my thoughts and opinions for the nomination possibilities. What do you think could happen tonight on Big Brother? Share your thoughts below.