For those that don't understand or refuse to believe that Shelly is playing a great game, this is why I think she deserves to win (Really long post) 08/27/11 09:18 AM
Week 1: Shelly was playing both sides of the house. It was the Newbies vs. the Vets. The vets needed to flip one newbie to keep Porsche in the game. They got Kaila and Shelly. Meanwhile, the newbies were convinced they had the numbers to evict Porsche. When Keith was evicted the newbies were in total shock. They began pointing fingers at Adam, Lawon, and Kaila. Not once did they consider it was Shelly (although though the vets knew this).
Week 2: Shelly tells the vets Cassi and Dom are plotting against them. Meanwhile, Dom and Cassi have their eyes on the vets. This ensures her safety for atleast two more weeks. The vets get power again (Jordan wins HOH). Cassi and Shelly go on the block. Cassi gets evicted and Shelly gets a golden key (which guarantees her in Top 10).
Week 3/4: Shelly makes a Final 3 deal with Jeff and Jordan. Shelly offers a Final 3 deal with Brendon and Rachel. Adam and Shelly have a mutual agreement to look out for one another. It wasn't until week three did the remaining newbies realize Shelly wasn't on their side since week one. When Dani revealed to Dom that it was Shelly who flipped, he was in total shock. Eventually ***** hits the fan when Jordan called a house meeting. Dom calls out Shelly on her lies in front of the other house guests. A bit of acting on Shelly's part, the mom card, and a few tears put that suspicion to rest and all is soon forgotten.
Weak 5: Shelly makes a Final 3 deal with Kaila and Dani (which Dani is weary on, but Kaila is 100% on-board). (At this point, Shelly essentially has a deal with everyone in the house but Porsche.) Kaila (HOH) nominates Jeff and Rachel. Jeff wins POV. In order to keep the numbers in the vets favor, Shelly convinces Kaila to put Porsche as a replacement nominee (Lawon or Porsche needed to go up so that the vets had the votes to keep Rachel in the game). Ultimately, what happens though is Lawon goes up. This was the first power move she made and it showed how manipulative she could really be. Unfortunately, CBS did not show how this panned out. Instead, they made it seem as if it was Rachel who did this. By the end of Kaila's reign as HOH, Lawon gets evicted. Brendon returns into the game.
Week 6: The house guests begin comparing notes. They realize Shelly has been spreading rumors about one another. This calls for House Meeting numero dos. Shelly gets outed for making deals with everyone in the house. This calls her loyalty into question. Jeff and Jordan question if they're getting played. They pull aside Shelly and blast her. A few tears and once again Jeff and Jordan are convinced that Shelly's true allegiance was with them. In fact, I recall them Jeff telling Jordan something like, "It's okay if Shelly makes deals with everyone else to cover herself. I believe she's truly with us."
Week 7: Jeff wins HOH. Dani gets nominated and will most likely be evicted. Shelly campaigns to keep Dani in the game. She gives a few convincing arguments to Adam and Rachel, but ultimately Dani is still evicted. Prior to Dani's eviction there was another house blow-up against Shelly by Jeff and Jordan. At this point, the loyalty has been broken and JJ no longer trust Shelly. After Dani's eviction, Shelly draws herself closer to Kaila and Porsche. (Jeff gets evicted during DE).
As you can see, Shelly has manipulated the entire house. Both Jeff and Jordan had the opportunity to see this themselves, but they convinced themselves otherwise. Rachel even told them herself that Shelly cannot be trusted yet they refused to listen. Kaila was brainwashed by Shelly. Cassi and Dominic were played by Shelly. And now, as of week four, Shelly is in a great position. She has a final three deal with both Kaila and Porsche (both of whom would probably take Shelly to final two considering the Jury hates her). The whole house sees her as a weak competitive player and I'm certain she plays a part in this. As a result, she'll most likely be dragged along to the end. She continues to plot against other houseguests, convincing players like Porsche (current HOH) that Adam cannot be trusted. This is why I say regardless if she wins or not, she is hands down one of the most manipulative players in this game and that makes her a great player.