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Big Brother recap: A Count Ability

After a never-say-die HoH win, Daniele looked like she was ready to fish the floaters out of this pond

GRUBBY HUBBY Buh-rendon's return ushered in a possibly game-changing shift in alliances

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Big Brother

Season 13, Ep. 17 | Aired Aug 14

So was this week’s move by Daniele a potential game change? A way to remove the dross? Or a stupid move that ensures her demise? Her HoH win (or, rather, Jorff and Brenchel’s abject failure in the HoH challenge) certainly kept things interesting. Will her and Brenchel’s fundamentally cutthroat natures serve them well as competitors or end up destroying them from within? When you make a deal with the devil, you’re bound to get burned. The only problem is, I’m just not sure who is the devil in this scenario. At this point, pretty much everyone has blood on his or her hands.

And that’s where it really all began, right? Buh-rendon’s inglorious, though in-demand, return. Daniele immediately realized that this turn of events ensured her certain eviction if she didn’t win the HoH competition. Her fears grew palpable when Kalia announced that the competition was a numbers game. In “Count on America,” each of the remaining houseguests’ states was represented by some sort of symbol (ex. baseballs for New Jersey or pepperonis for Illinois).  The houseguests had to extrapolate, based on a smaller group of, say, olives or baseballs or Mardi Gras beads, how many were in a much larger display. When Porsche’s home state (Florida) came up, she took issue with the fact that it was represented by olives (in a martini glass to symbolize night life). One of her alternative suggestions? Alligators. Yes, Porsche, let’s get a baby pool (or, nay!, a really big aquarium) full of alligators up in here. Good call. In any case, it was pretty arbitrary at first with guesses running the gamut numerically speaking.

But then! As if God had decided to smile on Daniele, Rachel, Jordan, Brendon, and Jeff were the first to go down. Then Shelly. Rachel panicked that “Adam, of all people,” was her alliance’s last, best hope. Well, I think that answered any questions about whether he has a shot in hell of sticking around past when he’s strictly useful. Which may have been tonight.  He was eliminated next, leaving Porsche and Daniele to face off. Not sure whether she could trust the recently rejected Porsche, Daniele vowed to win the challenge. And she did.

NEXT: Porsche = idiot savant?

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