I Guess Shelly Is Now Playing For 3rd Place?
Just after I finished the post about the house being boring today, production must have spiked Shelly’s morning whiskey with some truth serum because today so far has been strange. I think the drama pot is starting to bubble similar to late last week, and hopefully over the next 24 hours it will overflow into a livefeedgasm.
So far today, while Jordan and Rachel were chillin outside rocking the new big brother fashion sweatpants line, Shelly joined them and decided to clean her soul, again. She told Rachel that she was the one who took her dog, hid it all summer then put it under the pillow last night like a sweet little dog fairy. Rachel laughed it off this time, unlike her reaction when she found Mr Quakles or whatever the hell the duck’s name was last week…
Shelly then went on to tell the girls she’s playing for 3rd place with them, and is fine with that. Seriously? That’s what you’re going to say? The “master manipulator” everyone was gushing over when she got Lawon on the block is going with the “I’m just here for the ride” approach? Does she expect the girls to really believe that after not even a week ago she voted out Jordan’s boyfriend because he was standing in the way of $500k? Look, aside from the lack of entertainment Jeff brought, I don’t care that she voted him out, but to now play the “Just allow me to tag along” approach is weaksauce after what happened.
You took a stand, aligned with a doofus who chose $5,000 over house safety, and it failed. At least you can say you did that instead of floated to whoever had the most power like Adam did the entire game. Showing you’re a sneaky person by revealing the dog and then admitting you broke Jordan’s trust but now you’re suddenly happy with 3rd place is doing anything but earning their trust back. They know you’re not happy with 3rd place, you proved that last week. Why not point out that Adam has floated to whoever gives him the best shot at winning from day 1 and tell them if they lose the HoH this week to Kalia, Adam is going to float right back to the newbies?
I have to say right now that Shelly is one of the most disappointing players all season. Not because she voted out Jeff, but because she had the chance to use her brain, manipulate some things behind the scenes but instead spent 75% of the game tagging along with Jeff and Jordan then making a power move far too late in the game that eventually failed.