Steve also won HOH last week and although many did not like his nominations, from a strategic perspective, it was a good move. He put up one strong player, Jackie Ibarra and one weak player, Meg Maley. When the veto wasn’t used, he got out a strong player that he was not working with and left Meg, who has proven over time that she is not very good at competitions.
Steven has to be very careful going forward and make sure that he is not exposed. Although there does appear to be a divide in the house, both sides do occasionally talk game to each other and if they start to compare notes, Steven could be exposed as the common denominator. If he is able to continue to play the game as if he all alone, the target will be small on his back and a couple competition wins late in the game could result in Steven giving a speech on finale night.
As far as who has disappointed, even though it’s tough for me to admit, it’s John McGuire. If you are watching the show, you know I am a big fan of Johnny Mac. But something happened last week when he voted out Clay over Shelli. Initially, I thought he was kidding when he gave his rude answers to Julie but now, I’m not so sure. He appears to have lost a part of himself since sending Clay home and has been more obvious with his words and mannerisms regarding his feeling towards particular players and moves that have been made.
In addition to that, he is divulging a lot of information to Steven based on his assumption that they are in an alliance together, which appears to be one-sided as far as Steven is concerned. Now Johnny Mac finds himself on the block next to his closest ally, Becky Burgess. Barring any last minute changes, he should survive this week but he is severely wounded and really needs to win HOH tonight. If he’s able to do so, hopefully he gets his “spunk” back and makes some move that will set him up for weeks to come.
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