Entries in Russell (53)
He's been holed up in the HOH almost all day, constantly watching the spy cams. Russell spent most of the morning camped out in front of the HOH door on the "chess couch", but is now outside with everybody else.
Jessie is still supportive of Ronnie, though, and is currently in the HOH giving him a pep talk.
Yet the reason that the majority of these people turned against him is pretty childish. Yes, he's cocky and has had words at times with everybody in the house. As a relatively intelligent person with an athletic build, he is a threat to suddenly make a run for the finals.
But that's not the reason he's (probably) going to be put up, and (probably) evicted on Thursday. He's going home because he had the audacity to sit outside with Casey, Laura, and others on Friday night...and then again last night.
Sure, Ronnie had claimed to Jeff, Jordan, and Laura that backdooring Russell was his plan all along. That's complete b.s. that he said to only save face with that crowd. It wasn't until Friday's incident that started people like Chima and Lydia's whisper campaign.
Jordan was lectured for at least a half hour, and she eventually agreed that if she wins HOH next week she can't put up Jessie, Lydia, Kevin, Chima, or Ronnie. Oh boy. She was then instructed to inform everybody outside that she was told that she was going to be Jeff's replacement on the block so that Russell doesn't have a clue. She did just that, and while Russell had a couple of questions they all seemed to believe what she said. Of course, now she's making the mistake of continuing to talk, so we'll see how long she can pull of the charade.
I predict that Russell finds out even if Jordan doesn't screw up before Showtimes is over because a). none of these people can keep a secret, and b). Ronnie wants to tell Jessie of this plan...which means Natalie will know five minutes later, and then one of the two will tell Russell.
While this was going on, Russell was having a relatively intelligent conversation with Laura and Michelle about Jessie, Natalie, and Ronnie.
Ugh, Ronnie claims to be willing to put up Russell, but wants "amnesty" from the entire house. Lydia is now up in the room, and cries out "hell no" at this idea. His other great plan is to say "since Jeff used the veto I am going to turn it to the house to tell me who they want up", and they're all supposed to say "Russell". That way Ronnie can just say he's doing what the house wanted.