"Are we in for another blindside?" Julie asks from the studio, like this isn't a house full of Stevie Wonders. "Don't. Go. Anywhere," Julie orders. Well, except to text your America's Vote for your favorite houseguest, right?
Coming back, Julie says we're ready for the live Veto meeting and eviction. Ian and Dan are still nominated, and for their pleas for mercy, Ian gets to go first, which is hardly fair to him. But then neither is following Dan. In fact, the only way to even out this matchup would be to castrate Dan with a butter knife. Ian talks to Danielle about the Quack Pack, which is no match for Dan's latest coaching-inspired speech. He says he's never had to compete against one of his former players, but was proud of Danielle for winning PoV and says he's planning to write his fourth book about what a coach can learn from his students. Shameless, this guy. Of course Danielle eats it up.
On Julie's instructions, Danielle takes her spot at the front of the room and announces that she's using the Veto to save Dan. As the only possible replacement nominee, Shane takes his place in the nominee chair by default, to Ian's obvious surprise. Now Shane gets to make his nominee speech. He lies that he didn't expect this, but gives a standard Oscar-style thank-you and congratulates the Quack Pack. He goes on at length to all of them individually so long that I expect Julie to cut him off a lot sooner than she does. Ian's second speech is much shorter but similar in content.
Julie notices belatedly that Dan's already in position to make his one eviction vote, and Dan makes a long speech of his own, telling them he's been getting blood on his hands all summer, and now he's thinking of the jury house, where there are people who told him he had one shot to break up the biggest thing in the house. And with that, he evicts Shane. Danielle's mouth opens so wide you can see her entire brain as she gives Shane a shocked apology.
Shane gets up and leaves a completely stunned house behind. Dan asks the horrified Danielle for a private word while Ian paces around the living room panting, "Wha? Wha? Wha?" Once Dan and Danielle are locked in the arcade room, Danielle demands, "Why do you continuously lie to me?" Dan claims that he's her coach and says it's his job to get her through, and that this is the only way she could win, and he just locked in Shane's jury vote for her. He's talking fast to get himself out of trouble, which I hope his wife at home is finding very enlightening. We stay in the arcade room watching this confrontation for an unusually long time rather than getting to the exit Chenterview any time soon. Which, to be honest, I'm fine with. This is more interesting anyway.