On Sunday's episode of Big Brother 13
, we saw Jeff promise
Daniele that he would not put her up as a replacement nominee if the
Power of Veto was used. There was no other way to interpret his
comments. So did he keep his word?
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 13 spoilers. Jeff won the Power of Veto
and used it on Porsche.Daniele was nominated as a replacement.
So no, Jeff did not keep his word. I get why he did it, and for him, it's probably the best game move, but that doesn't mean I have to be happy about it. There was no reason for Jeff to lie to Daniele, especially since it's obvious this was his real plan all along. If he was a scheming, manipulative player, then I could accept it, but he has this cocky moral superiority that drives me crazy, and that's the part that bugs me.
Jeff prides himself on the fact that he didn't actually say what he was going to do to anyone all weekend, but that's just one of those lies that everyone agrees to go along with. There was a giant elephant in the room all weekend long, and everyone in the house, even Daniele, knew she was going to get backdoored and there was absolutely nothing anyone could say or do to change it. Yet everyone pretended the elephant wasn't there. Shelly would sit on the couches outside with Daniele during the weekend and say that she didn't think Jeff was going to use the veto. That was just one of the many lies Jeff's alliance said over the weekend, because they all knew, even if it wasn't said out loud, that Daniele was going to get backdoored.
I'm obviously a huge Daniele fan and I'm upset that she's definitely going to be evicted on Thursday. It basically means Jeff has successfully tricked almost everyone into working for him. Shelly and Adam are willing to do whatever it takes to keep Jeff and Jordan safe, which is sad that they seem to care more about the veterans' game than they do their own.
This entire season has become about how the newbies are nothing more than "spineless jellyfish." They don't win competitions, nor do they want to. They just want to float as far as they can without worrying about winning. HGs like Shelly, Porsche and Adam have absolutely no shot at winning the game unless they miraculously make it to the end against each other. They're simply trying to survive week-to-week instead of trying to win the game, and that's very upsetting to me as a fan.
The worst part is that Jeff will no doubt keep his alliance in check, ensuring himself safe passage to the finale since Jordan, Adam, Shelly and Rachel will never go after hin. Everyone is so ridiculously scared of him, and the only hope for anyone else to win is if Kalia and Porsche step up after Daniele leaves and don't get scared by big, bad Jeff.
But that probably won't happen, and Jeff will walk right into the finale and win the entire game. The newbies should be embarrassed by how they've played this game and Big Brother
should never mix old and new houseguests again.
Now, for anyone who watches the live feeds or Big Brother: After Dark
, the only potential entertainment for the rest of the week will be if Daniele, realizing she's getting evicted no matter what, goes off on an Evel Dick-level tirade against Rachel, Jeff and Jordan. Since everyone thinks Daniele is the villain, I hope she gives in to her dark side and makes the next few days a living hell for the rest of the veterans.(Image courtesy of CBS)