Thursday, July 25 - Day 35
- Aaryn wins HOH
- Spencer immediately starts sucking up to her and Amanda immediately starts pushing Aaryn to nominate Howard and Spencer. Somewhat surprisingly, Helen immediately starts throwing Elissa under the bus to anyone and everyone, about her last minute efforts to still try to evict Aaryn.
- The houseguests prank Aaryn - when she comes out of DR for the HOH reveal, they are all hiding upstairs on the balcony
- Helen talks to Candice about the need to get rid of Amanda
- Aaryn tells various people she plans to nominate Howard and Spencer. She tells GinaMarie about the deal she made.
- Howard and Candice talk about making a deal with Aaryn to keep themselves safe
- McCrae counsels Elissa that she needs to be nice to Aaryn this week. Elissa resists, and doesn't seem to process any of the rationale over it
- Amanda and Andy realize that after this week, the only 4 people that will not have been on the block are the Goof Troop members. Andy says that McCrae and Amanda are the planners, and he and Judd are the ones who make friends with everybody
- The more the night goes on, the more convinced Aaryn is that she needs to target Howard, and not nominate Elissa. She thinks by not nominating Elissa, it will gain points with her.
- Howard and Candice go to bed, and he fills her in on some of his talks tonight, including that Spencer told him he heard Candice told Aaryn if she won HOH to put up GinaMarie and Spencer. Candice flies off the handle about this and Howard has to physically restrain her from going up to confront people. Howard says he will not mind going on the block because he thinks Aaryn is going to try to make a "big move"
- At the end of the night, Jessie is up in the HOH room with Aaryn and GinaMarie. GM asks for the details on Nick's eviction and Jessie blames it all on Spencer. Aaryn confirms to GinaMarie and Jessie that she will nominate Spencer and Howard.
the "major" known alliances at this point (not including any "pairs" since there seems to be an infinite number of those).*
- "The Knockouts:" McCrae, Amanda, Judd, Andy, Helen, Elissa
- "The Goof Troop:" McCrae, Amanda, Judd, Andy