Okay. He's got it. Pretty soon, he'll find out what it is. Now -- what does he do with it? The cheap (and easy, and probably accurate) answer is 'Whatever Will tells him to do.' But...
This could be the latest in a series of BB twists that proves to be absolutely no factor in the game. It's very possible that Mike will pull a Terry and just sit on the thing until it's no longer good. Chilltown's entire existence in the cage has been based around not openly seizing power. They sit back, they watch, they manipulate -- and frankly, they don't care what's happening as long as they're not the ones at risk. If things continue to work against the floaters, possibly including a dump of James at the first convenient moment, Mike & Will may not find themselves in a position where they must use the coup. Erika goes, Danielle goes, Marcellas goes -- that's three and the pointless twist is dead for the year.
Is there a position where Mike would have to use the coup? It feels like there's one: he and Will on the block. But right now, they've managed to convince the non-floaters in the cage that their best interest is in getting the floaters out -- and the floaters think they've got to dump S6 before anyone else. It would take a major synapse firing by someone to come to the 'Chilltown must go now!' conclusion, and that doesn't seem likely with this group. Howie might do it by accident, but that's just a case of scrambling up the keys. A Mike & Will nomination is still possible, but at this point, it's not probable --
-- and Mike might not use the coup even if that went through. Right now, Will is Mike's shield: if he has any brains at all, he's realized this. Mike is not a primary target as long as Will's around. However, this is giving Mike credit for the ability to think, or at least, to think for himself. Right now, Will's doing the thinking for both of them. It's quite possible that if they were both up, Mike might say 'Well, only one of us can win and he's got to go sometime. They're all going to target him and I'll be in the house for another week -- where's the harm?' This would be monumentally stupid. It might even be as monumentally stupid as invoking the coup at the wrong moment and turning Chilltown into the target in the cage, because the primary motivation on any BB season is always revenge, and suddenly, people would have something new to take revenge for.
My early prediction: no direct use of the coup unless Will & Mike are both up. He may, however, explain how it functions to the other hamsters (if he's allowed to) and use it as a threat to get Chilltown's way. "Don't bother nominating us -- we'll just flip you up there instead." The coup may be more helpful as a threat than an event. You can use a threat every week until the slip is no longer good.
But of course, if Chilltown goes with that, they'd better make sure the other hamsters believe the coup is good for the entire game. Because as soon as it runs out --