HoH Liz - nominated Jackie & James
HoH Shelli - nominated John & Jason
But let's back up to an earlier time....just after BB tried to get their lazy asses out of bed.
Everyone got the wake up call this morning, and was told that nominations were about an hour away. Shelli is very edgy and tired, saying she got almost no sleep last night. She's really piling on the undereye concealer but I'm not sure if that is part of her normal routine or not.
(She didn't even think about going to sleep until a few hours ago.)
Both HoH's are busy at the mirror, but there isn't a lot of chatter. Not tension between them per se, but tension in general about the entire situation.
Downstairs there is a lot of laughter as Meg and James scurry around. Meg tells James that she is going to blame this on him, because she told him they should probably get some sleep because Friday was going to be a big day for both of them.
Does this even look like Meg Maley? I saw this picture and was like "who the hell is that?"
Steve shows up and comments on how weird his hair looks. James plans to cut it for him very soon.
And then Clay comes in, looking like shit, too.
Just kidding! Clay has been up all night, too. Sometimes life just isn't fair.
Meg can't even remember any of the three wake up songs, and no one else can remember them, either.
James reminds Meg that he called her a "Smoke Bomb" on the CBS live show.
James: You have to retain your Smoke Bomb Status now Meg...you can't be going to the nomination ceremony with a towel on your head.
Meg: I can't believe you said that in your speech! I might have to include 'smoke bomb status' in my vocabulary now.
Meanwhile, upstairs no one is having fun, or reveling in their Smoke Bomb Status. Shelli is VERY stressed and is very perturbed that Clay didn't hear the "one hour" announcement.
Shelli: That was 45 minutes ago! It could be any minute now!
She needs to talk to Vanessa, because Vanessa helps her think through all of the possibilities. Like a good Pool Boy, Clay hustles right down there and tells Vanessa, who is in bed, that she is needed in the HoH Suite.
Vanessa arrives, and they get right to it. Austin is there, too, so the entire Sixth Sense is present, except for Julia, who is sure to arrive sometime today to switch out with Liz.
Vanessa says her feeling is that each of the 4 people put on the block needs to be someone who they would all be okay with losing this week.
Vanessa: Shelli this is your 2nd HoH, and you want to avoid the appearance of manipulating and fixing the competitions. Austin can tell you how hard it is to try and fix the PoV...it's better just to be sure all four people are okay to leave, and then leave one more target on the side to put up after the PoV if you get the chance.
Vanessa is pushing for Steve & Jason, and Jackie & Becky as the two sets of nominees.
Liz is worried about Jackie and Becky, saying that they will win the BoB for sure and then come after her. Austin agrees, saying he "doesn't like that for her, either".
Vanessa admits that putting Steve up is a risk, because he knows so much right now about the twins and also how previous competitions may have been rigged.
Austin: Everyone knows about the Twins though....(he wants Steve OUT).
Vanessa, to Shelli: It looks really horrible for you...(about the rigging)
There was a knock at the door and someone looks at the screen and sees that it is Audrey.
Shelli, in a very loud voice: TELL HER TO GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE! I'M ON FIRE RIGHT NOW. Really I am.
Vanessa assured her that whatever happens, things are good.
Vanessa: We have a lot of options...don't worry.
Austin with his
But after Vanessa left the room, Clay talked Shelli into trying to rig things, saying they could call on Johnny Mac to throw the BoB again. Clay then scurried downstairs to pull Johnny Mac out of bed and out of the bedroom to have a talk with the Quirky Dentist. The conversation felt rushed, and sloppy.
Clay: Are you okay with this?
John, in a small voice: I'm okay with it.
As Johnny walked back in the bedroom, he shouted in his mic: NO! GOD DAMMIT! NO!
He went back and got in bed surrounded by stunned silence.
James: You okay buddy?
Johhny Mac: As okay as I can be.
Jason: I feel sick to my stomach.
(Jason is probably worried about being backdoored, and also probably needing a cigarette since the backyard is locked down.)
The feeds go to highlights where we see things like this while the Nomination Ceremony takes place.
The highlights now feature Da'Vonne as a guest, and she can barely contain herself when she watches scenes of herself and Jason, and also Steve's pathetic attempt at twerking. She is proud that her weave "was flawless" during her entire stay in the house.
OK. When the live feeds return, after the nomination ceremony is complete, it appears to have been some time since they finished, and Shelli is taking meetings in the Lounge. Or Hammock Room. Whatever.
We see this, and we know.
Shelli is trying to pump him up, and is totally making it sound like she wants someone else to go home, implying she is ready to send Audrey out of the door.
They end the meeting on a high note, with Shelli "joking" that Jason will probably turn around and nominate her when he is HoH.
Jason: Oh, I won't even bother....as long as Steve is here.....(Jason wants Steve OUT).
Clay dips his carrot into peanut butter and crunches it loudly. He and Johnny Mac mutter about the deal with the devil that Johnny Mac just made with him.
But doesn't The Devil offer you goodies and prizes that you can enjoy at your leisure before snatching your soul into Eternal Damnation? I don't recall hearing about any prizes or goodies.
When it's his turn, Johnny Mac visits
Shelli: We should sit here and talk for awhile, so it looks good.
In no way do I think Shelli Poole is actually The Devil. In fact, I have complimented her on her game and composure many times this season. And I would like to be invited to any victory party blow outs held later this year for Shelli right here in the ATL. And if not specifically invited, not barred or banned from attending. Thank you.
Vanessa's beanie is probably about to blow off, after all the last-minute consulting she was dragged into the HoH to do. All that good advice right down the tubes. But Clay Honeycutt is smooth as silk...telling her that Audrey might need to go, or whatever lie he can come up with on such short notice.
This is a compliment: Clay has turned out to be a HELL of a BB player and one HELL of a liar.
(I'm looking forward to
Jason got back in bed and is saying that Shelli told him some important information.....two different people have been dragging his name through the mud and it's "GIVING HIM FIRE".
Meg: Care to share?
Jeff: Well, one of them is already gone...your husband....but the other one, I'll just keep that to myself, because it is GIVING ME FIRE!
Johnny Mac guffaws at that. He enjoys Jason in the house, clearly. He said before the game that he does not like the SuperFan persona, but surely Jason has won him over with his humor and devotion to his friends.
Jason: Let's just say the other one is someone who has dragged plenty of people through the mud around here.....and I thought we were better, but apparently we're not.
Jackie, from across the room: I get all the shit from what Jeff does, all the time.
Jason: Well I don't feel bad about my goodbye message now...I left him a SASSY message. I had just drank all that wine in the kitchen! I knew I had to chug it because my glass wouldn't still be there when I got out of the DR.