You know, lots of the competitions on this show are stupid, but I think this veto competition is one of the stupidest ever. Basically, everybody starts out with a box. And then you ask other people to give you their boxes, offering them something in return. At some point, the game ends, although it's not clear why or how. And then everyone opens whatever boxes they've kept or coaxed from others, and whoever has the box with the veto in it is the winner. It's really stupid. And the offers that people make to each other are also stupid. Several people don't want to win anyway, so they just give their boxes away. Danielle, on the other hand, works hard to get the power. She basically says in the diary room that she just wanted it. Wanted it to want it. Furthermore, Josh is trying to win it, which is completely asinine, because the one way that he can guarantee that he is not vetoed out is to win the veto himself. Idiot. The only interesting part of this whole thing is where Marcellas offers Josh his box if Josh will agree to be nice to Gerry. Note that he doesn't say don't vote for him, or don't scheme against him -- just be "kind." Josh says no. Bastard. Josh diary-rooms that he would have "looked like a complete phony and a sellout" if he had accepted. Because of course, being true to yourself requires you to be an asshole. What a tiny little punk.
Bottom line? As the odds suggest (she has the most boxes at the end), Danielle walks off with it. Marcellas says that when she won, he said, "Damn." Because he knows she likes to stir up trouble, which is exactly right. I really, really don't like Danielle. Really don't. She talks to Marcellas outside, and tells him that her "gut" is telling her to veto out Josh, and she wants Marcellas to put up Gerry instead. Which is the stupidest thing they could do right now, pretty much. Whether she likes Gerry or not, Gerry is an ally for the moment. Josh, on the other hand, is a conniving weasel, and he's got an alliance already. I am now completely convinced that Danielle has no strategy, except appearing to have a strategy, if that makes sense. She goes around operating-operating-operating all the time, but she has no actual plan. I think her sole reason for wanting to do this is that it seems like a stupid thing to do, and therefore if she does it, she must be brilliant.
Marcellas initially refuses to put up Gerry, but he quickly starts to waffle. "I might have to let go of a few things that hold me back," he diary-rooms. He pauses. "Like...having a conscience." Ow. He makes Danielle a counteroffer that he might be willing to put up Gerry if Dani vetoed Tonya, because that would pit Gerry against Josh. I think even Marcellas knows that those are the two most difficult people in the house to take, so there would be some sense in putting them up together. Danielle appears to agree to this. They begin to walk away from each other across the yard, and then Marcellas calls her back. "If you're working this, and you screw me, you know how torn I am about this, and how I feel about Gerry and what he did for me. I'll come after you," he says menacingly. "I understand," she says mildly, and walks away.