08/30/2012 at 08:50 AM EDT
After promising "an epic move that could change everything," Big Brother
's ominous voice did not disappoint.
With Dan and Danielle nominated by Head of Household Frank, the entire house was looking to Ian – armed with his extra power of veto – to stage a coup and keep the Quack Pack alliance
complete. "Shane and I need to win this power of veto so we can remove Dan or Danielle from the block and Ian can use his on the other one," Britney explained of their master plan.
Meanwhile the house felt Frank was "alone in the house" but Jenn saw an opportunity to buck her status as a floater. "I'm not really aligned with anybody and it's time for me to make a move and team up with [Frank]," she said in the diary room. And Frank would need an ally heading in to the veto competition where he and Jenn would go up against Quack Pack allies Britney, Shane, Danielle and Dan.
But Dan was not entirely following the plan to let Britney or Shane win the veto. "This guy is super selfish. I was pissed," Britney said. "He told me he was going to throw it [but if he takes himself down] I'm going up as a replacement nominee."
During the competition, Dan was only able to answer one question correctly, and Frank was disqualified for cheating by trying to help Britney answer the final question, which would have secured his win. With Frank out of the way, the field was wide open, allowing Jenn to swoop in and take the power. "Me taking slop for the rest of the summer shows that I'm a player," Jenn said of the punishment she took to win.
Dan also took a punishment during the competition – to spend 24 hours in solitary confinement, which is where the "epic move" was hatched. "The only thing I'm going to be doing is thinking how am I going to spin myself out of this and who I am going to stab in the back to do it," he said.
Dan exited the room hours later looking "like a freaking zombie" – fitting for a man who was about to hold his own "Big Brother
funeral." After a goodbye speech that left most of the house in tears, Dan headed up to the HoH room to reveal the Quack Pack to Frank. "This guy duped me," Frank said after learning of Ian's part in the secret alliance. "It blows my mind. I want him out next."
But with a veto in his pocket, Ian was not an option, so Dan suggested the "next best thing" – Britney. Frank convinced Jenn to use the veto on Dan and he was replaced by a distraught Britney. "I don't feel like I have any fight in me left. I just feel really, really dead," she said after the nominations. "I don't feel like I can do it anymore."
But while Dan saved himself, he may not be able to save his closest ally, Danielle. She or Britney will go home during Thursday's live eviction.