And you can't expect Clay Honeycutt to carry out that operation independently. Hell no.
As of right now, Shelli is putting on make up to get ready for a DR session. I've never noticed this, but Shelli apparently puts powder on her shoulders and neck. I'm guessing it is some of that mineral powder to give her upper body some color.
The Twins are in there getting made up, too. They are all quiet. There is a bit of tension in the room, to be honest. The Twins might have an idea that Shelli was up all night throwing out names, trying to put the heat on someone else.
And kudos for Shelli for playing this game hard. She may be trying to save the wrong person, but she's not just laying back and taking it. We all need to respect that.
Meanwhile James is outside talking to Austin, telling him he hopes there are no hard feelings after this week.
James: I just hope we can start this game over, with no grudges.
Austin: Well, that was my thing after last week. (Austin almost got blindsided last week.)
James: I don't know how the rest of this week is going to go....I don't know what Clay will do, so...
Austin: Hey I owe you a lot for this week.
(Basically, after many twists and turns, James will not be using the PoV in the ceremony later today.)
James went into the house where Julia and Steve were discussing the problems of cat hair. Julia immediately included James in the conversation, asking lots of questions about his cat Gizmo. James reports that Gizmo is trained to do his business outdoors, and will "poop in your bed" if you don't let him out when he wants to go out.
Julia, really laying it on thick: Oh, I love Gizmo!
Austin took Liz in the Have Not room and told her what he just learned from James, that Shelli and Clay had gone to the HoH room last night (really it was early this morning) and "said a bunch of shit about them".
Austin: Shelli and Clay told James that we have been pushing for him to be evicted, and that is why you nominated him last week.
Liz: What? Oh my god-ah!
Austin: Well, he basically said he didn't care, because we didn't have any loyalties with him. But he feels like he did with Clay and Shelli, so he feels betrayed by them.
Austin: So he said I should maybe be prepared for Clay to come at me today, but that he, Meg and Jackie want to work with us going forward.
Liz: Good. But I'm so pissed Austin.
Liz: Fuck them. I want Shelli out.
Austin: I know. I do, too. But Vanessa....I knew it...I knew they would do something like this.
Liz: It was too good to be true. How do we act?
Austin: Well, we go to the PoV ceremony, then we go to the hammock and make out.
Liz: No, but for real. I don't want to throw James under the bus for telling us all of this.
Austin: No, we won't even talk to Shelli and Clay about it. Just Vanessa...that's it.
Liz: Did they try to get James to put me up?
Austin: I don't know what the exact conversation was, but maybe.
(Shelli and Clay pushed for Austin to be backdoored this week.)
Liz: Wow. No wonder she was such a bitch to me this morning. I said "good morning" and she just glared at me. I was like, I didn't do anything to you, you fucking bitch.
(What did I tell you about that tension in the bathroom?)
Everyone is scurrying around in the bathroom, getting ready to be locked outside while James films the footage in the house, preparing for the PoV ceremony. Vanessa recites the dialog that she remembers having to say during last week's PoV ceremony, and James says that is a lot of talking.
James: You can just read it, right?
Vanessa: I don't know. I had to do it a few times. I seem to recall that they wanted me to memorize it.
James says he is so tired. He wishes he could take a nap right now.
Julia: You can go to sleep right after, Jamesy.
Vanessa and Julia left the room right behind James, who went and sat outside to wait for direction from Production. Meg came in to whisper with Jackie and was noticeably nervous.
Meg: I just feel bad....
Jackie: Did you tell them?
Meg: Well, I kind of hinted that James wouldn't use it....that's still the plan, right? James isn't going to use the PoV?
Jackie: Yeah, that's it.
Meg: It already feels weird in here. They already feel scary.
Jackie: I think their true colors will come out this week....they already are.
Speaking of true colors, look at Shelli's face as she listens to Vanessa give them a little pep talk about how to work the game this week.
Shelli saw James talk to Austin this morning, so she's pretty sure that James told Austin that she and Clay sold him out last night.
(Shelli seems to think that James told Austin because he might be nominating him, but James was just informing Austin, to try and squeeze the last bit of game that he can get out of his HoH reign this week.)
Vanessa says Austin is a very forgiving person, and he forgave her after she almost blindsided him last week.
Vanessa: He knows it was a game move, and he knows no one in here is perfect. None of us are, and we're trying to do the best we can. Even after this, we still have a chance to win. Next week it won't be another endurance, and that is where they had the best advantage. When you talk to Austin, he will understand, and he will forgive you and we can move on.
Shelli: But do you think I should talk to him, even if James uses the PoV?
Vanessa: Yes! That's the whole point of this! We can't let James throw all of the punches.
Clay: ***mumble mumble mumble***
BB calls James to the DR, signaling the beginning of the PoV ceremony.
Shelli: Honestly, I don't even know what to say.
And we go to FISH for the ceremony. Note that Vanessa was mainly addressing Shelli, expecting Shelli to be the one to survive the live vote this Thursday. But do you think The Twins will vote to keep her at this point?
I don't. If Vanessa wants that she's going to need to work hard for that, because she needs 5 votes to keep Shelli, and that might be a stretch at this point. Shelli's sweet Southern exterior was merely flaking off, but now there are some big cracks and she may be ready to shed it entirely.
Fun to watch? Yes. Fun to play against in the BB house? Not so much...
(I don't want to brag, but several of the predictions I made last week in my Post-Jason Blindside Pep Talk are coming to fruition.)
And speaking of last night, Shelli and Clay first pushed for James to nominate Steve, and when that didn't work they went upstairs at around 4:00 am and basically spilled their guts about Judas. They blew James' mind with that, making a case for what a liar he is, and how he can't be trusted.
The talk went on and on, with Shelli doing most of the heavy lifting for Clay, of course. Finally James asked them to leave so he could talk it over with Jackie and Meg.
Jackie wasn't impressed.
Jackie: We didn't learn anything that we didn't know before. If we don't evict Shelli, then we need to evict Vanessa. We need to get one of them out, because they are in charge here.
James: I gave up $5,000 for this! I have to get out a big one!
They turned on the Spy Screen to make sure Clay and Shelli weren't lurking outside.
They discussed all of the options, and realized that if Austin was such a big threat, then Vanessa should have backdoored him last week.
James: If I change the nominations, then I will look like a big pussy!
But a few minutes later he said he would put Vanessa on the block.
Meg: Are you joking? Really?
James: Do I have a jester's hat on my head?
He finally admitted that yes, he was kidding. The girls prepared to go downstairs and asked for some direction. James said it was okay with him if they gave Clay and Shelli the heads up that James would not be using the PoV.
(James is using his HoH the right way...not only is he targeting a big adversary, he's trying to get all of the information he can while he still holds the power.)
In the bedroom, Clay and Shelli told Vanessa what just happened, that they threw Austin under the bus with James.
Vanessa: Did you tell him about our alliance?
Shelli: No! Are you crazy? No! Are you mad?
Vanessa: Um....no...you did what you need to do in this game, and I respect that as a game move.
Meanwhile Meg and Jackie blow off some steam in front of the memory wall, pointing, snickering and laughing.
(Vanessa I can understand, since she had to shine Jackie's armor all night, but apparently The Twins are who Becky is really mad at.)
Apparently those two girls are so lazy that they just open up lollipops and leave the wrappers and candy sticks laying out on the counter.