Well boy howdy y'all! Little ol' Cassi has decided to play the game a little harder now that her Big Brother life is on the line. Unfortunately for her, I think it's a little too late.
Cassi's biggest problem in the game has never been herself, Rachel, or Porsche but instead it's been (and still is) her partner, Shelly. Her problem is also the correct assumption by the other hamsters of how close she has become to Dominic - who was the original target for eviction this week. Now I know all of you Rachel haters are gathering your pitchforks so hear me out on this.
I wouldn't consider Shelly/Shelton to be one of the best Big Brother players ever (at least not yet) but there is no denying the lady isn't playing this game to the best of her ability. Unlike the other newbies (and Lawon), she isn't viewed as a threat in any manner of the game. She is playing the ultimate 'Mom' role - even though she said in her pre-season interviews she wouldn't. She is playing enough of a social game with everybody that she isn't viewed as an ass-kisser (by them and not us mind you). Finally, she's an excellent liar.
Now Shelton did go a little overboard yesterday with all of her crying and carrying on after the POV meeting yesterday but I chalk it up to the reality of the game finally making itself present to her (I guess being on the block will do that to you). That and I'm sure she's missing her husband and daughter a lot. However, she's the only newbie at this point that I see having a real chance at winning the game.
Meanwhile, Cassi has only a tenth of Shelly's strengths. Now don't start chanting 'catty catty two-by-four' just yet. Or do, I don't care! First, Cassi made the mistake of joining a horrible alliance that was doomed from the start. Hello! Who in their right mind would agree to an alliance that involved Keef! Granted, that would have meant The Regulators teaming up with Porsche instead but knowing what we know now that might have been a really good move for her. Cassi would have had the chance to team up with Porsche who was teamed up with Rachel so by association Cassi might have been in good with Rachel and not been involved in all of the bitchy female drama.
I think Cassi's second biggest mistake was socializing too much with primarily one group of people - the late nighters. I understand she felt more comfortable with them but Big Brother isn't about feeling comfortable and enjoying late night walks on the beach with your buddies. You gotta talk to everybody and find a way to bond with everybody. Cassi's been doing better about this lately (and has even made up in a way with Rachel, Brendon, and Porsche) but as I said early in this post, it's too late for it to save her.
Unknown to her, Shelton has her tongue firmly situated in Jeff and Jordan's bowels and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. JeJo knows, or believes rather, that Shelly will fight for them longer than Cassi ever would. It's not that JeJo doesn't like Cassi because they do. Jordan especially likes Cassi. But they rightfully view Cassi's closeness to Dominic as a threat that needs to be broken up. And unless Shelly doesn't something horrifically wrong or voluntarily exits the game between now and Thursday evening, she will have the third golden key.
Do you think I'm totally off base in this? Is there any way that Cassi can save her ass and stick around this week? Are Jeff and Jordan making a mistake in wanting to keep Shelly over Cassi? Do you think the house would ever flip their votes and get rid of Shelly instead? Let me know in the comments!