The season is wrapping up, and with less than a week left to play, winning is everything. After a close POV competition, Kevin ended up on top, becoming the sole vote for eviction this week, choosing to evicting Michele over Jordan. Then, he continued his winning streak by winning the first part of the HOH competition after convincing Natalie to drop out. Natalie, putting all her hope in the second HOH competition, lost to Jordan during Thursday’s live show, probably giving her second thoughts about letting Kevin win the first one. Her fate is now out of her hands. On Tuesday, Kevin and Jordan will face off in the final HOH competition; the winner will select whom they want to take with them to the final two. The jury will then question them, and a winner will be selected.
Will Kevin betray Natalie and take Jordan to the final two? Or will Jordan take Natalie and possibly win it all? And where do the players stand strategically?
If Kevin wins the final HOH, which is the most likely scenario, he says that he’ll pick Jordan. Honestly, I think he could beat Jordan or Natalie in the finals, but I do think he would have a better shot against Natalie. The jury seems to hate her, but, once again, this is information that he doesn’t have. The only way I see Kevin losing is if Jordan wins the final HOH and decides to take Natalie. Other than that, he’s pretty much set.
Another problem was her unwillingness to lie. In week three, Jessie and Natalie asked her if she would put them up if she won HOH. Any smart player would say no, but not Michele. She talked around the question without really giving them a straight answer. And what happened? She was put on the block. It would have been so simple, so easy just to tell them that she was not targeting them, but instead Michele risked everything.
I honestly think Michele could have made it through this week. She should have made a deal with Kevin before the POV competition. After he won, it was really too late. It became obvious that she was only trying to align with him because he won.
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So how will these strategies pan out? Stay tuned to find out. I’ll be back next week with some more strategic musings.
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