Another week, another power rankings topper for Vanessa. That seems to be the ‘norm’ as she’s clearly playing chess while the rest of the house is playing checkers. I know I overused that line last season with Derrick, but it appears to be fitting here as well. She hasn’t won HoH in a few weeks now, and has been the subject of being evicted for the last few evictions, yet somehow keeps avoiding it.
This week, despite what CBS implied last night, Steve was indeed willing to go up as a pawn. His only stipulation was that it was not with John. He left the HoH room with Austin giving him his word that he won’t be nominated next to John (which meant Vanessa next to either John or Steve). Sure enough, Steve will be sitting there tonight in the nomination seats.
I should note, if you weren’t following this week, Vanessa was the only other option because Austin instantly ruled out Meg and James due to their alliance they made last week. Weird, I know.. but that’s Austin.
Speaking of James, while he may be safe tonight, I don’t think he’s going to be in the house very long. Austin and Meg are pretty much his only protection. Meg can’t win a comp if her life depended on it, and Austin is ineligible to play tonight. If not for the returning jury member already being a target before the house knows who it is, James would probably be leaving next week.
As I noted, I think Meg will likely slip into the final 3 simply because she’s an easy victory, and the only reason she may not is simply because Liz and Julia are not turning on one another… and Liz and Austin are probably not turning on each other, either. Any other season, I’d mark Meg down for a guaranteed 2nd or 3rd place finish, but she may be bumped for a twin.
Here are my rankings…[table id=8 /]