Update: Veto comp is underway as of 2:25 PM BBT… Feeds are back! Results pending…
Houseguests are betting their strategy on keeping Cody out of the competition in a hope to Backdoor him this week, but as we saw last week, there are plenty of possibilities for him to get in the game. Don’t forget that Christmas burned her Temptation power last week, so the draws this round will be final.
So the plan is obvious here with a typical Backdoor. Cody might be the target, but Alex didn’t put him up on the Block. She nominated Jason and Elena in the hopes that Cody doesn’t get drawn and someone will win the Veto and use it on one of her two noms so there’s an opening for her to renom Cody.
With Matthew taking the 3rd nominee spot that leaves just two spots for a player draw. Last week Cody still managed to be drawn, even though Christmas blocked his participation. This week if that happens then he’s in and playing to win.
Now say there’s a Houseguest choice and that option goes to Elena then we could get an interesting situation. Elena realized that with Mark safe from his Temptation Comp win, if Cody plays in the PoV and wins then he can save her making all three of them safe this week. Oh my, there’d be fireworks. Elena has suggested she might be willing to pick Cody for that reason, but I wouldn’t be surprised for her to chicken out instead.
If Cody isn’t drawn to play then I don’t see much of a shot of him not leaving this week. We’d have to see someone save Matthew in the 3rd spot to lock in the main nominees, Jason and Elena, for Thursday night. I can’t think of anyone willing to throw that big of a wrench in these plans, but it’d be exciting for Team Feeds.
Alex and Paul’s plan for the Veto use would be to save Jason instead of Elena. Elena asked that she be saved if she’s going up as a pawn, but Alex and Paul have a good point to do the opposite.
If Elena comes down then Mark is freed up to potentially vote to save Cody and so could Elena. Again, I don’t see where they’d get two more votes to sway the overall decision, but it’s in theory possible.
So, Cody needs to get in this Veto comp one way or the other to avoid a Backdoor. If he does play and wins then Elena could come down and the majority would have to start eating their own. If Elena picks Cody as HG’s choice then it’ll be a fun afternoon of Feeds between the draw and the comp.
Update: Players were picked and our potential for drama fell flat. Cody was not picked. Paul and Mark were drawn to play. They will join Alex, Jason, Matthew, and Elena in the comp. I’ll be curious to see if Elena picked Mark, which would be disappointing since she could have picked Cody as discussed above.
Veto comp is coming up later today so get ready to find out who won the power this week.