(Since we are all just weirdly hanging out and not watching the feeds, I will amuse myself by indulging in a little fantasy about what Jenn should have said to Ian.)
Jenn - So - Ian. Do you want to talk a little game?
Ian - Sure.
Jenn - Alright. So I'm looking at the situation and it's pretty obvious to me that I'm going out next. Shane won the veto, he's coming off, Dan or Dani is going up - and whoever is left will be voting me off. I don't see too many other options here. Right?
Ian - Er...
Jenn - So let's just assume I'm heading to jury. And then you are left with the 4 of you guys. If you make it to the last final two, we have to vote for who to win. You're a super smart guy and I'm sure you've thought this through all the way to the end...so, who do you want to be sitting next to when we are all voting?
Ian - Er. uh. Well, I ... I don't have a final two deal with anyone.
Jenn - Well...have you thought about who would take you to the final 2? I mean, clearly of the 4 of you left, it's between you and Dan in terms of who has played the best game. You would win against Dani and you'd definitely win against Shane - so given the option, Dani isn't going to take you and Shane isn't going to take you...and Dan. Oh my. Dan. Can you believe the game that he's played this season? It's freaking amazing. How we let a previous WINNER get this far is beyond me. That crap that he pulled with his funeral? He came back from the dead! You know about everything he said to Frank right? He ratted you out so hard, he made Frank HATE you, and that's the reason Britney's gone. Dan was amazing. That might be the most brilliant move in BB history ever. I feel like Dan might take this entire thing again.
Ian - eep.
Jenn - Yeah, it's crazy. Of the 4 of you left, it's pretty much you or Dan who deserves to win. I wonder who Dan would take to the final 2. It kind of seems like of everyone, you would be the hardest to beat. I'm sure he knows that. I think given the chance, Dan's going to take Dani. Shane's going to take Dani. Dani's going to take Shane. Who's going to take you Ian? Why is Dan still in this game?
Ian - gasp.
Jenn - You've made some AMAZING moves in this game Ian. You've won competitions. You could take this. You could be the winner of Big Brother 14. Every big brother fan would know your name. Is it possible that it's time for a HUGE move right now? A move that would go down in history? Ian - right now, you could get Dan Gheesling out of this house. You could backdoor his ass right out. I'm dead in the water Ian. I have no one. I have no alliance. I've won no competitions. No one would vote for me... and you could probably beat me in both the final competitions or on the jury. I have no one. Ian, you have no one. You think you have these people, but they are going to take each other. You're HOH this week, and you can't play next week. They are coming after you next week. NO ONE would see it coming if you teamed up with me. Put Dan up, we can convince Dani and Shane that now is the time to get him out - it's a good game move for everyone. Why is he still here? Are we really going to let him take this again? 500,000 Dollars? Again? I swear, if he gets to the end, he's going to win this thing. Even Britney admitted that Dan's move in getting her out was brilliant. So - Step 1) Put Dan up, 2) Make Dani and Shane realize that he is the biggest threat in the house and that it's time for him to go 3) Team up with me and we can go against Dani and Shane. At that point it's about the veto - but at least you know someone will have your back. I will have your back Ian. I've never done anything disloyal. I know this is a huge move - but this game is won with huge moves, and it's come time that you step up and be the one to get Dan out. If you do that, you have this game won. I would be proud to sit next to you in the Final 2 and get that 50 thousand. You deserve the money Ian. Think about it.
thanks for the indulgence. )