So while the Big Moves of Dominic and Daniele -- not to mention the proletarian revolutionary aspirations of Cassi -- seemed to go nowhere at the time, you can see how they led now to this spot, this particular situation where only Kalia getting HoH this week would create the possibility of their dreams coming true, and that is nice. And if Cassi or Dom come back, they'll run with that all the way to the end. (Or at least as close to the end as possible before Adam's eventual win of Season 13, because the Finale is always incredibly disappointing.)
All I know is, Kalia's nominations couldn't matter less, and that's exciting in a whole other way. I feel like just her name being said must, on some level, have activated the tiny beeping craziness inside Rachel's mind. Can't you see it? That sinister dull flashing pinprick of red light at the back of her hairline, slooooowly speeding up and blinking faster and faster and faster and soon you'll be able to hear it beeping and soon it will be a klaxon and then it will take over and her eyes will start flashing and her monkey arms will start windmilling and then it'll just be blood, blood, blood.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps True Blood, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and Desperate Housewives for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, most recently A Friday Night Lights Companion.