In any case, let's catch up with what happened after that, shall we? The Veto ceremony is done, and Joe is sure that he's on the block as a pawn - for once, he's actually right about something, but only because it's Frank he's up against. As for Frank, he's sure he's got the votes needed to get through this eviction as he's got that deal with Dan, Danielle and Jenn. Little does he know...
You've got to hand it to Dan, though - he's playing his role well. They talk in the kitchen, with Dan saying that he's just sorry Frank can't play in the Head of Household competition next week. He then lets slip something about Joe "pulling off a miracle" and staying, which makes Frank a bit paranoid (rightfully so). Meanwhile outside, Ian is trying to convince Joe that he has to keep quiet and "lay low" for the rest of the week so as not to mess up their plan of blindsiding Frank. Joe also lets off the most maniacal laugh when he compares Frank to Houdini for his constant escapes from elimination and Ian replies that "Houdini died young".
Later that evening, Dan is getting cold feet about his elimination plan as he thinks he has a huge "margin of error". He talks to Joe in the bedroom about who he'll nominate next week, privately revealing that Dan is his target (though he obviously tells Dan otherwise). However, it falls apart later that night when Dan comes into bed and Joe tells him in the pitch black room that Dan cornered him, thinking that he's Shane. Ha! Shane actually comes in a few minutes later and turns on the light and it's all a bit awkward.
But now it's time for the first elimination! I hate to say "duh", but erm... duh! Frank's out, with only Jenn voting to save him as she's clueless and failed to cotton on to the fact that this was the plan all along. Frank doesn't seem too shocked, though he does have a wide-eyed moment of terror before Julie breaks the news that he's the one heading home. Getting Frank out was the smart thing to do.
Talking to Julie, Frank says he's "shellshocked", oddly. He says it's kind of expected that he was lied to again as it felt like deja vu. He's also kicking himself for trusting Dan, even though the latter swore on the Bible that he wouldn't backstab him. It's the name of the game, man. It's been a tough go of it for Frank, as he has been nominated nearly every week, but he doesn't regret a thing.
Since it's a double elimination week, that means we're doing an entire week's worth of competition in one, and it's about time for a quickfire HoH competition, nominations, Power of Veto task and the next eviction. Let's get on with it, shall we?
The HoH competition is called "Make Your Case" - Julie will give a quote made by one of the housemates while on the block in weeks past. The players will have to determine who said it to earn points. The person with the most points at the end will become the new HoH. Jenn, Dan and Danielle are the clear frontrunners as they're getting the most questions right. They eventually have to do a three-way tie by guessing how many minutes elapsed from the time Jodi entered the house to the time she walked out the front door. Obviously, they'll be rounding until the nearest minute on this one.
The correct answer is 481 minutes, and Dan's guess of 363 makes him the new Head of Household! He's got a very important decision to make very quickly - who will he put on the block? Well, it's Joe, of course, but guess who else? Ian, his closest ally in the house at this point. Something tells me he might be a pawn. No time to reflect on that, we've got to move on to the Power of Veto competition!
It's a puzzle task, requiring the housemates to move a shark fin through a very long table maze that can easily lead them to a dead end. It's full of tension, but they'll need to get their fins free to run back and hit a buzzer first and win the Veto. Ian seems particularly apt at this task - and indeed, he wins it after a minor setback. Something tells me he'll be putting it to use.
During the Veto ceremony, Ian of course removes himself from the block, forcing Dan to nominate someone else. Surprisingly, he chooses to put Danielle in the hot seat, much to everyone's surprise. It's pretty clear that she's not the target, but nonetheless it's a bit odd. Danielle is pretty upset about it, as well, as clearly this wasn't discussed with her.
After the vote, it's no surprise that Joe is out. He tells his fellow housemates that it's "just a game" as he leaves, and to take it easy. He's also a bit out of breath talking to Julie, for some unknown reason, but whatever. Julie mentions that he never made any big moves in the game or won any competitions, which he's well aware of - he gave it his best shot but he tried to use his cooking skills when all else failed. Apparently that did, as well. He's headed to jury!
Well, that's it for this week. Only five housemates remain in the game - on Sunday, we'll find out who the new Head of Household will be and who they nominate. Next Wednesday, there'll be a special eviction, and one on Thursday night, as well, when the final three will be revealed. This season is so close to coming to an end already! My, how time flies when you're having... a moderately okay time? I kid, because I love.
Big Brother airs on CBS.