Sure, it’s only Sunday night in the Big Brother 14, but one houseguest is already saying goodbye. Sort of. It was half funeral, half Hail Mary strategy that exposed all of the secrets and will inevitably result in a very awkward week.
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On Sunday night, Dan held his own Big Brother funeral in the house as he called everyone together so he could eulogize himself. And throw Danielle under the bus as hard as anyone has ever been thrown in the history of this game.

Jenn won the Power of Veto competition and Dan had to spend 24 hours in solitary confinement. He used that time to reflect on his situation and, realizing that Jenn and Ian were both not going to use their Powers of Veto and that he was going to lose the eviction vote, Dan called a house meeting to say goodbye four days early.

But that’s not all. He also used it as a last-ditch effort to save himself by basically praising everyone, then ruining everything by turning everyone against him. It’s ugly, but it’s really the ONLY play Dan could possibly make.

Dressed all in black, Dan decided to use his eulogy not to talk about himself, but to talk about everyone else. He began by telling everyone not to cry, ten went through everyone.

He complimented Joe’s cooking and also said that Joe serves as a role model on how to be a good husband and a good father.

He called Shane a living, breathing Captain America and said he’d be more than happy with Shane dating his sister.

He told Jenn that she’s the first lesbian he’s met and she opened his eyes to new things.

He told Britney that even though they didn’t trust each other at first in this game, they will always have a close bond from this game.

He told Ian that he originally though Ian would be evil, but he doesn’t have a bad bone in his body. He said Ian is the most similar to himself in terms of game play and their minds work very similarly. He also encouraged Ian not to beat himself or think badly about himself, because he’s not a bad guy at all.

He told Frank that even though they’re archenemies in the house, he respects how hard he worked to get on the show. E also regrets some of the bad things he’s said about Frank.

Finally, Dan told Danielle that he was looking for someone he could trust 100 percent like Memphis, and he thought that was Danielle, but he was wrong.

Dan ended his speech by saying that Danielle knows what she did and that, in this game, she is dead to him.

He also announced that he will NOT talk game to anyone for the rest of the week, and if anyone tries, he will call them out and tell them to stop.

And boom goes the dynamite. This bombshell obviously led to Danielle crying a lot, but this is definitely what Dan’s last-ditch plan was. Instantly, however, everyone turned on him.

Dan then went up to the HoH room with Frank and exposed everything about the Quack Pack, including the fact that Ian was the mole who ratted out Boogie and Frank, not him. He also explained that, if Britney or Shane won the Power of Veto that Ian would’ve used his Veto Ball and both nominees would’ve been saved.

Dan offered Frank a Final 2 deal, but I’m not totally sure what it can accomplish since, in order for him to be safe, Jenn or Ian would need to use a Power of Veto to change the nominations.

I really don’t think any of this will change things, except for the fact that Danielle, Shane and Britney will now hate Dan and say he has no class and he’s being mean. And I understand that, but at the same time, I understand Dan.

Did everyone except for him to just give up? Should he just roll over and die for Danielle? It’s easy to say that’s what he should do, but if he did, like Wil, then everyone would be criticizing him for giving up and not really caring. Dan was screwed either way, and at least this way there’s a chance of upsetting the status quo, which is the only shot he has at staying alive.

UPDATE: Later Dan finaly talked to Danielle and explained this was all a plan to try and get Frank and Jenn to team up with Dan and Danielle so Jenn would save Dan, Shane or Britney would go up and they would vote them out. It probably won’t happen, but it’s a nice pipe dream.

What do you think of Dan’s move? Is it just plain mean, or is it a calculated risk?

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John Kubicek

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John watches nearly every show on TV, but he specializes in sci-fi/fantasy like The Vampire DiariesSupernatural and True Blood. However, he can also be found writing about everything from Survivor and Glee to One Tree Hill and Smallville.