I’m at a total loss for words. After Sunday’s episode of Big Brother, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that Dan was following Boogie out the door. But all it took was a Power of Veto competition and 24 hours in solitary for things to take a complete 180, stunning everyone in the process. And now I don’t know who to root for!
I’ve seen people all around the internet call Dan the greatest Big Brother player of all time, and I guess he really proved that tonight. After being Frank’s number one target for a couple of weeks, especially after blaming him for Boogie’s eviction, he had the perfect opportunity to get rid of the guy. I mean, yes, he took out your last two allies, but more than that, he’s won the game already. He knows how to play the game, and he knows how to manipulate people so he can win again. Even poor Danielle was ready to throw herself on a sword so Dan could stay in the game this week! Seriously?! I guess people really do start to go a little crazy when being cooped up like this.
So we ended the last episode with the perfect scenario for Frank to basically win the game. Dan was toast. It was in Frank’s best interest, it was in the Quack Pack’s best interest. Just as much as Frank is a threat because he’s a beast in competitions, Dan is a bigger threat because he is the master manipulator. And he’s so good that no one realizes it! He played hard to win the veto when he said he was going to throw it so a Quack Packer could hopefully win and keep them all safe. Britney was so flustered by all that she couldn’t even think straight so she could win. Then Frank, who had the competition locked, helped Britney with an answer which was a total violation of the rules and got himself eliminated from the game … after enduring punishment after punishment just to keep nominations the same! Out of the blue, Jenn comes from behind, wins Veto and, again, Dan’s fate was sealed.
But Dan had his own punishment that placed him in solitary for 24 hours. Just enough time for him to concoct probably one of the biggest loads of BS we’ve ever seen on Big Brother. Upon his release, Dan held his own funeral, turned on the tears, said some nice things to his fellow House Guests … except Danielle. He totally used her emotions on everyone else by telling them that she did something that he could never forgive her for and he would not talk to her for the rest of the game. No one knew what hit them. Had Dan lost his mind? I didn’t for a minute buy his tears, but I really felt horrible for what he did to Danielle. Even if it was for the good of their game, it was still awful to watch.
And while I have to grudgingly give it up to Dan for a masterful performance, I want to smack Frank and Jenn upside the head for falling for it hook, line and sinker. How can they put any faith in Dan now, especially after selling out Britney and Ian as the masterminds of the Quack Pack? Dude completely sold out his alliance to stay in the game, and Frank trusts him now to be in an alliance with him and Jenn (with Danielle tagging along as well)? Frank! Let’s not forget Dan was also part of the alliance that sent Boogie home. He still cast that vote! Did the chum bath and the carrot costume completely turn your brain to mush? Do you not realize Dan played you all to stay in the game … and he pulled it off? And now, I have a feeling that Frank’s secure feeling in his alliance with Dan the snake is going to be short-lived. I don’t see how anyone could trust Dan at this point, and I think Frank just handed him the $500,000 check. Unless …
Ian or Shane can pull off an HOH win this week. We know Britney is going to jury — she’s not even campaigning for votes — and the two remaining Quack Packers are going to be seeking revenge. If either of them do win HOH, you can bet Frank and Jenn will go on the block. Frank prophetically said this move could come back to bite him, so if he does end up on the block he’s going to have to convince Ian and Shane that Dan completely sold them out, someone will have to win veto who will take Frank off the block and Dan will have to deal with Britney in the jury house. Unless that happens, you can bet Dan and Danielle are going to steamroll over everyone to the finals. But does Dan deserve to win now for his masterful performance, or should he be evicted for selling out his alliance?
UPDATE: There is some great, spoilery information from Wednesday night’s live feeds that could ultimately impact the eviction.
Danielle has told Ian and Shane that Dan’s “funeral” and his treatment of her was just “for show.” It’s unknown if she’s trying to keep them aligned with her or if this will blow up in her face if they both go to Frank and tell him the truth. Should be interesting.