When nominations were announced, I speculated that it was going to be a dull week with Jenn the most likely target and the remaining “Quack Pack” as the final 4. A commenter said he heard Dan ask Danielle if she’d be ok with voting out Shane, and she said yes. This made me wonder if Dan was actually going to make a power move and get rid of a strong player when he has a chance. I feel it’s too risky because he’ll need Shane to try and get Ian out in the next elimination, but it’s also risky to keep him in because Shane has had a strong competitive game and a ‘don’t burn bridges’ social game.
None of that matters now because Shane was the winner of the PoV tonight which means Ian finally has a chance to make a real impact on the season. None of this “I’ll take credit for Boogie and Frank, even though others did the dirty work” that he’s been playing. This is it, if he wants to be taken serious in the finale, he needs to nominate Dan and have Shane vote for him so he can break the tie. I seriously doubt he’ll make such a move because he’s been playing Dan’s game all summer, and obviously Dan wouldn’t suggest that strategy. That’s why if it does happen, this will be all Ian, and he’ll actually be able to take full credit for evicting a strong candidate.
If I find out that Danielle is the replacement nominee which all but guarantees Jenn’s exit, I’ll have absolutely 0 respect in Ian’s game and hope he’s never mentioned as a returning player in the future (for all-stars or whatever). Ian said in Boogie’s exit speech that he learned from the best, and he’s boasted about removing the strong players from the house all season. If he gets out Dan, he’ll back up his own words, but if Jenn walks through that door, than Ian was just a kid poorly playing a villain character on his favorite tv show. I root for people who want to win, not who want to fill certain roles.
I am anxiously awaiting this veto ceremony to see if Ian has become a man, or he will leave the kid he came in as.