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Double Elimination Stuns Houseguests on 'Big Brother' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 26th 2011 12:53AM
'Big Brother 13'That was exhausting! Julie Chen had warned us in advance that we'd be getting a full week of 'Big Brother' (Thu., 9PM ET on CBS) in one hour with this week's elimination episode, but the Houseguests had no idea it was coming. And it turned out to be one wild ride.

After this one, nothing is the same!


Coming into it, Big Jeff had successfully backdoored Daniele onto the block to try and get rid of the biggest gameplayer left in the house. But suddenly Shelly was campaigning on her behalf, and Dani had a glimmer of hope. Unfortunately, it lie in the hands of Adam, who's "superfan" status makes him a "superfan" of Jeff and Jordan.

So when it came time to vote, he stuck by their side and voted to evict Dani. With Jordan and Rachel's votes that was enough, and her time in the house was done. As much as Dani has been a strong presence in the house for the past month, though, she would have been proud of what happened next.

As promised, we got a week's worth of 'Big Brother' before the hour was up, and a second person was evicted. First up was a memory-based Head of Household, requiring the Houseguests to recall the order in which various events in the House happened. It came down to Jordan or Kalia, so this was a big one!

If Jordan wins, it keeps Jeff's reign of power going, and you know Kalia, Shelly and Porsche are the targets. At four people to three, Dani's former allies (and now Shelly) are outnumbered and needed this badly. And they got it, as Kalia took the final round.

With virtually no chance to prepare or lobby, she threw Rachel and Jeff on the block, which was absolutely her smartest move. A quick commercial break and it's time for the Power of Veto competition. Everyone but Jordan played this quick game of finding a pair of shoes in a bin of balls.

Out of nowhere, Porsche finally didn't come in second, and suddenly the underdogs had all the power, and again there was virtually no time for any backdoor dealings or Big Jeff to use any of his charm.

In the vote, Adam stayed true to his J/J alliance, voting for Rachel, while Kalia's allies voted for Jeff, giving Kalia the tiebreaker and the joy of telling Jeff face-to-face that he was gone.

It was kind of funny how he said that those people only just started playing the game in the house, when they're still there and he's out there. He was quick to say Dani started "playing" the game too soon, and it looks like maybe he and his alliance did as well. At least this season, keeping out of the way of the power players has paid off.

Other than Rachel, everyone left in the house has done a fair bit of floating in the game, though the Golden Keys did force that on some of them. So as the episode ended, we have our Final Six, with Jordan and Rachel in tears thinking they're all alone.

What about Adam? Was his crush only on Jeff, or will he continue to ally with the remaining veterans in the house? The next HOH will be pivotal, because if Adam stays loyal to them we have a three-way split in the house. Whichever side is triumphant will likely push to the finale.

What did you think of this speed-week of 'Big Brother' and how it almost instantaneously changed the dynamic in the house?


If you don't want to know what happened after the broadcast ended you need to stop reading now. No, seriously.

Still here?

Okay, then. They did have a second Head of Household competition and Porsche made it back-to-back victories by claiming HOH. As much as Jeff and Rachel and some of the other vetrerans may not like it, she may have chosen just the right moment to strike.

Or it may be that she's just been overshadowed. Porsche was coming in second in countless competitions, but most of the biggest competitors are gone. When it came to the challenges, she was never floating. Now, she may just come into her own.

The big thing about her first HOH this week is she has ultimate power to work to evict Jordan, Rachel or Adam. She can put two of them up, and if one gets removed, simply slot in the other. Rachel is the most likely target at this stage, but any of the three would further Porsche's game.

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Nancy Martin

I'm done watching for this season. What's left to watch -- Kalia stuffing her mouth with Pita chips (when she's not talking which is never) -- Porsche walking around the house thinking she's Janelle -- Adam, the biggest floater I've ever seen and the ever pathological liar Shelly whom I despise. Somehow I wish Jordan or Rachel would win one HOH before they leave just to put two of them on the block.

August 26 2011 at 8:18 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

YES! I'm sad that Danielle went, because she's the only person I really liked here, but I'm so glad Jeff is gone. What an arrogant snob. The sad part is, the only person left that I like even a little bit is Rachel. She's annoying, but at least she's a power player--unlike Jordan.

August 26 2011 at 3:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yes "theresa loves abe," but Dani did make the show worth watching this year. She also helped destroy the alliance of six! And Kalia, Porshe and now Shelley can get rid of the spoiled sports Rachel and Jordan. Jeff made the bad move of backdooring Dani. Kalia and Porshe are now out for revenge ...and I love it! You may not like the way Dani played the game (although, she did stir things up), but one thing's for sure, she's much more likeable than Rachel.

August 26 2011 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
theresa luvs abe

Dani its clear you don't practice what you preach!!! Its just a game nothing personal..even daddy said your game play was bad.....have fun in the Jury house!!!

August 26 2011 at 10:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to theresa luvs abe's comment

She'll have more fun knowing Jeff went right after her.

August 26 2011 at 3:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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