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With Shane in power, Big Brother's "Silent Six" should have felt safe, but everyone in the house still wanted to win the power of veto.
"I'm trying hard not to take things personal," Wil said of being put on the block next to Joe during Tuesday's episode. "But I'm taking it."
And although Joe was touted as the main target this week, Wil still had reason to worry. "I'm thinking he might be the best choice to go home on Thursday," HoH Frank said of Wil.
Elsewhere, even those house guests not on the block were worried they could be going home.
The first two times Janelle Pierzina played Big Brother she placed third, but this time she was not as lucky. Pierzina was back-doored onto the chopping block Wednesday and by Thursday's live eviction, the hard-working blonde bombshell knew she was going out the door. The morning after her eviction, the new mom, 32, spoke to PEOPLE about why she loved being a coach, what she thinks of the other coaches and why she is actually happy to leave the house so early in the season.
You said you were shocked by your nomination.
I knew [it meant] I was probably going to be leaving this week. I knew there had obviously been a deal made. I figured Boogie was pitching Frank to join an alliance with Brit and Dan but I thought, "I'm definitely known to be pretty loyal to the people I am working with so how can they be so dumb to go with Boogie? Why would they want to take that gamble?"
Why do you think they did align with him?
A lot of times – I hate to say it – it sucks to be a "fan favorite" in that house because players will use that against you. They get super nervous about twists in the game. They also knew I was probably a much more likeable coach than Boogie and if I were to go further in this game, I stood a good shot to win the money rather than Boogie. Also, they might have been scared because I'm known to be super competitive so I could have saved myself if I were nominated.
Big Brother's ominous voice promised a "shocking turn of events as the veto competition changes everything" – and the show did not disappoint.
After nominations, Wil was on the block as a pawn and Frank as the main target. But since the coaches have entered the game, everyone was afraid who would be a replacement nominee if the veto was used. "The coaches have to stick together," Janelle told fellow veteran Dan. "We have to get Boogie on board."
But that was easier said than done for Dan, who had admitted to Boogie that the house had been planning on eliminating his closest ally, Frank.
"If I get picked to play the veto and I win, I am going to take [Frank] off," Boogie said to Dan in the storage room. "Do you want him hunting you down after he wanted to work with you?"
Big Brother coach Janelle had two players – Joe and Ashley – on the block during Wednesday's episode, but she was far from worried. She simply had to "go to work," which she told the camera multiple times. But with Britney's player Shane holding power as the Head of Household, that was easier said than done.
After winning the judges' competition earlier in the week, Janelle had saved Wil from the threat of nomination, angering Joe. "I am frustrated," he said. "I am on the block because I am the biggest threat in the house."
Ashley did not feel much better about her position. "I trusted Shane so much. I don't know what I was thinking," she said.
In one week, Big Brother coach Britney Haynes lost two players.
Last week, fans of the CBS reality show watched Willie Hantz get ejected from the game by producers after a physical altercation with fellow contestant Joe Arvin. Then on Thursday, Haynes lost another player in a much more conventional way – eviction.
JoJo Spatafora paid the ultimate price for being on Haynes's team (and therefore associated with Hantz's antics). The Staten Island bartender, 26, was sent packing in an almost unanimous vote. Her last standing teammate Shane Meaney was the sole vote to keep her in the house.
Big Brother contestant Kara Monaco found herself on the block for the first live eviction of the season. But after losing her teammate Jodi the week before, Monaco and her coach Dan Gheesling pulled out all the stops to keep her in the game.
In the end, the 2006 Playboy Playmate of the Year was sent out the door Thursday, leaving Dan with just one player left in the game.
The morning after her eviction, Monaco, 29, told PEOPLE about working with Dan as a coach, Shane's flirtatious comments, and all about her pre-eviction speech to the house guests.
It's the blondes versus the boys!
Just four episodes into season 14 of Big Brother, this season's coaches have already divided into two teams. "Britney and I are leading the witch hunt against Dan and Boogie," Janelle summed up in the diary room during Wednesday's episode.
And with Britney's player Willie as head of household, the women were holding all the cards going into the veto competition.
"So, who needs to go home?" Britney asked Janelle as they held court in the HoH room. "It's a toss-up." With Dan's player Kara and Boogie's player Frank on the block, the two boys were not going down without a fight.
She didn't even get a fighting chance.
As part of a Big Brother season 14 twist, contestant Jodi Rollins was one of three houseguests picked by returning player Dan Gheesling to be on his team in the house.
But after losing the first competition of the season, Gheesling had to choose one houseguest to send home only eight hours after entering – no veto, no vote, no chance for Rollins to save herself.
Freshly booted from the CBS reality show, Rollins spoke to PEOPLE about being evicted first, how she wishes she could have campaigned for votes, and whom she thinks has what it takes to win it all.
Big Brother promised this season would be "bigger than ever" – and with a record-breaking number of houseguests, the CBS reality competition didn't disappoint with its season 14 premiere.
Twelve new houseguests entered the BB house on Thursday, but shortly after choosing their beds and establishing their potential hookups for the summer, four returning players joined the ranks.
Season 2 player and Big Brother: All-Stars winner Mike "Boogie" Malin; season 10 winner Dan Gheesling; season 12's Britney Hayes; and season 6 and All-Stars favorite Janelle Pierzina entered the house. But unlike last season, these veterans were brought in to coach the newbies not compete against them.
First came Survivor's super-villain Russell Hantz; then his nephew Brandon tried to be Sole Survivor. Now Russell's brother Willie will go for reality TV greatness when he enters the Big Brother house this summer.
Willie, 34, hopes to follow in his older brother's footsteps and make it to the finals as Russell did on Survivor: Samoa and Survivor: Heroes and Villains, but he hopes to do one thing differently – win.
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