...nominees are Frank & Kara, and the house is currently leaning towards dumping Frank. Willie is, however, worried that Kara will retaliate and put him up. Because, you know, only women get revenge on the Hantz clan, mostly by existing. Britney has already noted that it's more traditional for the model to leave second, so anti-Angie syndrome is possibly in effect -- except that Britney wants Frank out as a challenge threat, trying to convince Willie that Frank will clobber them in endurance competitions, while Willie is afraid of Kara's social game. And chromosomes. (Kara's already been found crying on the feeds, so she doesn't like her odds -- and her Playmate secret is out.) Frank is trying to play We're Dudes, Dude with Willie -- and see a little below.
...the Veto competition has not been played, so the nominees you see above are the original ones. It's sometime today, and JoJo will host. It sounds like Shane is one of the players.
...Malin has crawled up Willie's rear and intends to stay there as long as any power is in that area. (Britney is trying to cut this off with limited success.) His goal is to get Frank off the block and put Danielle up as replacement. Willie may feel that having two big targets in the game means they can keep saving each other. Nice theory. But the idea of guaranteeing that Team Dan is two-thirds out the door may be a temporarily appealing one.
The deal is that Malin won't go after Britney's team next week. Willie seems to believe this. Because Malin is a man. Sort of. However, Willie does recognize that Malin has no direct power in the house: no vote, no competition wins. (We'll see if that holds.) He also claims to have watched Malin's seasons and knows how Malin plays. Also, Willie is afraid of women. Because he's a Hantz. We've been over this. A lot.
...there is a strong female rally against Malin, led by Janelle (aided and abetted by Britney). His embezzlement, STD, and sex scandal issues are well-known by her and being quickly spread. So there is no forgiveness for that one, nor should there have been. Not that any of it will ever make the air...
...Malin beat Janelle at something and apparently went Excessive Celebration all over the place. (BTW, Janelle's nickname for Malin is Douche-Lord (Of The Century).) Janielle beat Dan in turn. Mentors-only competition?
..have-nots include Ashley and Danielle, so it's a cross- or multi-team thing.
...Ashley is currently on painkillers and has to be helped (and sometimes carried) up and down the stairs: back issues. She's been wandering around the case in a medication fog, insisting she'll be fine in a couple of days. (Britney expects to find her face-down in the pool.) There's a slight chance this may be illness rather than injury, as Ashley has been asking if the cameras will show her while she's sick. (Sure they won't, as long as she's in the lens-free HoH room.) She honestly seems to believe feeds are limited to a single camera at a time.
...don't trust anything a Hantz says, but Willie has claimed he's about to become a grandfather -- at 32. According to him, he fathered his first child when he was 15, and she's nine months pregnant. Of course, given this family, there's every chance they were just trying to get her on Teen Mom.
...Janelle has been defending Porsche's gameplay. Of course.
...Joe's cooking doesn't seem to be impressing the masses, and he's a popular future nominee. The very immediate future. JoJo has already gone off on him once, but JoJo is having personality clashes here and there: she and Wil had a fight about her taking his beer. She also seems to be causing conflict within Team Britney and has been competing with Ashley for Ian's attention.
...they're still up. It's four a.m. on the West Coast and hamsters traditionally go nocturnal early in the season and stay that way for the entire summer. Also, they've been drinking.