Tracing this week’s Power of Veto plans has been like watching a pinball machine as the pawn position bounces from Houseguest to Houseguest, but now it seems things have settled and everyone knows what to expect.
Shelli is going to have to make an important choice later today as the Veto Ceremony is coming up in a few more hours. We know the Veto will be used, but she’ll have to decide how to roll with that punch and still get what she wants.
Originally Meg was going to be the target, then it was Liz. Then Liz was crying and it was back to Meg, but Shelli worried if she made that news known too soon then there’d be time for Da’Vonne to work against it. Finally she decided it was time to tell her new pawn.
Flashback to overnight at 2:10AM BBT 7/6 Cams 1/2 on the Live Feeds (Free Trial). Shelli has Jeff, James, and Meg in there along with Clay (of course). She explains that Da’Vonne remains her target but she now sees that she’ll need to put someone close to Da’Vonne to prevent a vote flip. (Jason can’t be renom’d since he won BotB.) So, with that in mind she is going to put Meg up on the Block as the renom.
Meg says she isn’t surprised and had heard discussions that she’d likely be the easiest guarantee for Shelli’s goal to keep the votes on target. James and Jeff agree that this makes sense.
Shelli promises she hasn’t told anyone else “on purpose.” Huh? Well she has told several other Houseguests, but that seems to be Shelli’s MO: tell many people but suggest no one else knows.
Back downstairs James denies to Jason that their talk was about the renoms plan. Jason is smarter than that though and soon after he goes to Shelli and Clay explaining that he isn’t mad at them but is very sad to be losing his best friend in the game.
Before too long Meg and Da’Vonne are crying in the backyard over the situation (4:35AM BBT) which prompts James & Jeff to go back upstairs (4:45AM BBT). They were sworn to secrecy but now everyone seems to know and they don’t want to look like dummies lying about the obvious.
It’s at this point that Shelli realizes she’s broken the Renom Rule having told Meg she’d be going up on the Block. We get Fish. Yes, she broke the Renom Rule, but no, you shouldn’t expect it to be enforced. It just doesn’t happen that way anymore.
When the Power of Veto Ceremony is held this afternoon John will use his Veto to secure his own safety and Shelli will send Meg up in his place. Come Thursday I’ll be shocked if Da’Vonne isn’t evicted, but with that Last Laugh twist hanging out there you just never know.