It's nomination day when we come back. Jeff expects to be nominated. Brendon says he's worried, but also maintains that it would be stupid of Daniele to nominate any veterans this week. Jordan's hoping that Daniele meant it when she said they're safe this week. Which means it's the only thing she can do. Rachel's only praying for the best. As for Daniele, she says she's not there for revenge, vindication, or anything else other than herself. She says some people have been bullying people in the house and isn't afraid to get blood on her hands. Which is a pretty clear signal of what's about to happen.
Daniele convenes the meeting. For the first time this season, individuals pull their keys instead of as duos. Elf-suited Adam is the first to come up safe, followed by Kalia, then Shelly, Lawon, Jordan, Porsche, and Jeff. Which makes Brendon and Rachel the nominees for the week. Daniele tells them that she tried to make a big move last week and they went against her, so basically they started it. "Nothing personal, just game, and I feel this is the best move for me, when I feel like nobody else would be able to do it." I'd say Daniele is making a heroic sacrifice, if she thought it was actually a sacrifice. Rachel is scary-calm in the DR as she repeats her catchphrase about coming between her and her man, and declares war on Daniele. Jeff DRs that he's amazed not to be nominated, but is paranoid about being backdoored. Jeff is the new Adam. Brendon makes a creepy-ass DR speech about wining the PoV and taking her off the block to keep her safe. Daniele says that even of one of the nominees does win the PoV, whoever stays on the block is going home. I just hope she's right. And I actually do really appreciate her flushing the tattered remnants of her own game down the shitter to make it happen.
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