It appears the people in the house early this season were correct on one thing, the later in the season it got, the more Ian had an advantage. As we have seen in the last few challenges, possibly just OTEV aside, they have been geared toward the person with the bigger brain. Typically as the season wears on, Big Brother uses up their physical challenges and has to bang out a bunch of trivia or puzzle type of challenges near the end of the season. This is because they’ve had a season of data, and can quiz them on dates, quotes, etc. It also allows for quicker and smaller setup area which allows for 2 challenges to be out at once (during double evic nights).
Ian would have won the live HOH challenge with ease, but he was ineligible to play, then he won the maze veto, and finally after the live show stopped, he won the second HoH of the night. The challenge seemed like a ‘The Price is Right’ type of ‘Guess That Date‘ where you have to guess the closest without going over. I only assume that because I heard a few people mention how they were going to pick ‘1’, which is the cheapo way to guess on ‘The Price Is Right’. (side note: I always hate the person on that show that bids $1 higher than someone else… scumbag play)
What will Ian do now that he’s HoH yet again? Is he going to target the one person in the house who can possibly beat him in the final 2? Nope. From the sounds of it, you can expect a nomination of Jenn and Shane today, with Danielle as the replacement nom if it comes to that (Dan’s mist strikes again). It’s crazy how Dan can convince Ian that he was nominated just to appear they weren’t aligned, and then escape nominations yet again. Ian seems like a good player, but if Dan is in the final 2 and doesn’t win this season, I’m going to say this season had to most bitter or stupid jury in Big Brother history.
Right now, the order of victory would be:
That means Danielle can only beat Jenn, Shane can only beat Danielle and Jenn, and so on. Ian is becoming so arrogant lately that I think he believes he is on top and can beat anyone in the house, so he’s just staying loyal to Dan.
Although to be fair, Dan’s mist could have a negative impact on the jury. He could have everyone so convinced that his pawns are really the bad guys, they won’t believe him when he says that he manipulated the entire second half of the game. I don’t think they’ll have time to fully realize what Dan has done until they leave the house and re-watch the season. To the jury, it will be like one of those movies with such an extreme twist, it leaves your head spinning until you see the movie 5 times and finally understand what happened.
Yes, Dan is having that good of a season where he may lose simply because he’s too good. It’s unlikely, but possible.
Discuss what you think is going to happen this week, but please keep religious chatter out of it. I know Dan swore on the bible, but let’s try to keep the discussion as secular as possible.