With only four houseguests left in the house, Thursday's Big Brother was all about the power of veto.
"My lips are getting a little chapped from kissing some veteran butt," Adam said of how he has coasted in to the final four before winning Head of Household this week. "So lets see if these girls are kissing my butt the way I've kissed their butt all season long."
And despite having clung to the veterans most of the season, fellow newbie Porsche was the first person Adam attempted to make a deal with.
"I think me and you would have pretty good arguments in the end," Porsche said of going to the final two with him. "I love the fact that it would be two newbies and then, 'Hey, you guys have to choose between two new people.' "
It was a "special eviction episode" on Big Brother, Wednesday and with Rachel in power the newbies were on the chopping block.
"Basically, you guys nominated me," Rachel told her Kalia and Porsche after nominating them.
And while Kalia and Porsche have been allies for most of the game, that all went out the window going in to the veto competition.
"May the best woman win," Kalia said before pointing to herself in the diary room.
But the two allies did think of one way both of them could stay: Adam. If their fellow newbie were to win the veto and take one of them off, Rachel's ally Jordan would be forced on the block.
Power in the Big Brother house came down to doughnuts Sunday – but there was nothing sweet about nominations this week.
Adam and Rachel were "neck and neck" in the confection-themed Head of Household competition before Rachel pulled it out "for Brendon ... and for Jeff ... and me and Jordan."
So with the veterans in power, the newbies knew they were on the chopping block.
"Right now I'm bummed," Porsche said after Rachel's win. "I wouldn't be surprised if I'm put on the block this week."
The duos twist returned to Big Brother – gave those in danger a new lease on life this week.
"Rachel or Jordan were definitely going home but now just one of them needs to win veto and both of them are safe," Kalia said. "Twists always jack me."
And while Jordan was still devastated by the eviction of her boyfriend Jeff, Rachel – who has been showing a surprisingly sane side recently – had to focus her partner.
"This saved both of us," she told a tearful Jordan. "We have been having a horrible game. We have to put it behind us. When we win the veto, Shelly and Adam are forced on the block. This is our chance for redemption."
In the wake of a surprise double eviction, the Big Brother house was flipped upside down Sunday – with the newbies in control.
"Day 55 will go down in history, for me, as the worst day ever," Jordan said after her boyfriend "Big" Jeff was evicted. "I've cried so much that I can't even cry anymore."
Also in tears was "Sketchy" Shelly, who lived up to her name by ditching her alliance with America's couple and voting Jeff out.
"Don't even touch me," Jordan told Shelly before launching in to a screaming tirade.
"All y'all want to follow Daniele because ya'll think she's the greatest," Jordan said of her recently evicted adversary. "Her season was four years ago. Who gives a ... "
On Big Brother Wednesday the house had to deal with Sunday's nominations of Kalia and Porsche.
"I think I'm the target," Porsche said, despite never being a power player all season.
"I'm someone that is going to bust my butt, not just host some things in a bikini," Kalia responded to Jeff's claim that he wants to keep competitors in the house. "So I hope Porsche is his real target."
But Jeff's true target may have been someone who wasn't even nominated yet.
"If nominations stay the same, Kalia's got to go, but if all the stars align and Daniele doesn't win veto, maybe Daniele gets backdoored, and she gone," Jeff said.
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With "zombie" Brendon finally out of the house, the Big Brother head-of-household competition was a slippery showdown – and Jeff became the first male to win it this season.
"I'm so ecstatic Jeff won HoH," Jordan said. "Now this week he can relax and I can relax and we don't have to worry about drama."
But with alliance members Shelly and Rachel still dealing with their fight, the HoH room did not end up drama-free.
"I'm proud of Rachel for the first time in the game," Jeff said of how she remained composed during Shelly's attack. "Maybe something I'm telling her is sinking in that noodle."
With Brendon on the block against an ally, Brenchel kicked their game play in to high gear on Thursday's Big Brother episode in an attempt to keep him from getting evicted a second time this season.
"I did not fight my way back in just to be evicted again," Brendon told his fiancé, who, in turn, made his nomination all about her.
"It's my fault for not winning the HoH," she whined. "I don't want to lose you."
Eventually the tears stopped long enough for the couple to put their noses to the grindstone to try and get Shelly evicted instead.
"I heard Shelly said that if she won HoH she was putting you on the block," Rachel told Porsche – one of the swing votes for the week.
Getting off the block is normally the nominees' first priority – but not on Wednesday's episode of Big Brother!
"The fact that I am on the block this week is the least of my worries," Shelly said, still reeling from the "lies" Rachel told about her earlier in the week.
Further pushing Shelly's fears aside was Daniele's claim that she and fellow nominee Adam were not her targets this week.
"As long as you're not lying to me, we're golden," Shelly told Daniele, forgetting that gold can tarnish quickly in the Big Brother House.