Upstairs, Lydia is complaining to Jordan that Chima is using some story about being raped as an excuse to stay. She's also lying about her knowledge of Russell using the veto.
Ok, all of these idiots need to shut their mouths. Every "secret" becomes common knowledge within a couple of hours. Once the decision was made to backdoor Braden, so Natalie decides to individually let almost everybody in on the secret. She wants Jeff out because he just doesn't talk to her and Jesse. Duh, you're upstairs plotting most of the day! (Jesse claims they do that so they don't have to talk game 24/7, which is exactly what they do in the HOH.) But Jeff is ineligible for banishment, so they've decided to go after Braden, whose biggest sin that I can see is that he's friendly with Jeff.
Earlier today, Ronnie was paranoid that he may be backdoored, and had a nice little talk with Lydia about this. Once the Braden plan came into being, he immediately told Jordan. Guess who she ran to? He's been claiming for the past hour that it wasn't him, but lying just doesn't work well for him.
The best part of Jesse's lecture is when Ronnie says that he's a nationally ranked persuasive speaker.
Meanwhile, Lydia is trying to talk Russell into putting up Ronnie.
Edit: Ooof, Ronnie just had Jordan pinkie-swear that she won't tell anybody it was him who informed her of the Braden plan.
I must say that I love the Real Player "wayback machine". After reading a couple of twitter reports regarding a late-night conversation between Lydia, Jesse, and Natalie, I went back to take a look for myself.
The conversation occurred around 2:30 or so Big Brother time, and Lydia's obvious goal was to get them to convince Russell to save her with the veto. It started with King Jesse's usual method of "explaining" the situation to her like she's five years old, and then it got heated when Lydia and Natalie discussed their animosity towards each other. For possibly the first time in BB history, though, an argument between rivals ended up with an understanding.
Lydia still has some hurdles, though. After she left, the King and his Princess discussed the ramifications of saving her. They would love to put up Jeff, but they can't because he's on their team, so the next idea is to backdoor Braden. Somehow he's a "sheisty mastermind who doesn't care about anyone and just wants to stir up drama". I don't know how this is the case, as I haven't seen him say more than five sentences the past two days.
Russell was then brought up, and the trio somehow believe that giving Braden the boot would give them control of the entire house. Oh boy, the alliance of eight from Jesse's year will now be twelve. (You just can't make up their idiotic delusions.) Russell is still not sure about saving Lydia, as he thinks she's smarter than she lets on. (Maybe, I'm not real sure about that yet.)
It's on! Although they're just screaming the same crap over and over again. I never need to hear the word "technotronics" again! (Edit: In case you're wondering, "technotronic" was the word Jeff misspelled in the veto comp. Russell spelled his word correctly, but it was a much easier one.)
Russell admitted a few minutes later that he indeed set up the entire scene to get Jeff to blow up.
And now Jeff is arguing with Natalie. Oh boy. She's really out of her mind.
Since the fight, Natalie's mouth hasn't stopped flapping. She immediately ran up to inform Jesse, who is offended that he would say such things to an innocent "18 year-old girl". Ugh. She's now rehashing the fight to every individual person. I had to shut it off.