Shelly had a conversation with Jordan, flashback to Aug. 22, 10:14pm cams 3 & 4. Basically Shelly was letting Jordan know that she realized she had no chance at the money if they all got to F3. She told Jordan that she wanted F2 with her but realizes that if it came down to it, Jordan would take Jeff and Jeff would take Jordan. She said that she would neither expect nor want anything less. Jordan told her that she needed to do what she felt was best for her game. (Jordan tried to talk Shelly down but in reality, I think Jordan was all for Rachel F3 at this point. Remember that she had promised both Rachel and Shelly F3 AND lately she had been talking like it’s just her, Jeff & Rachel.)
Shelly wanted to see where Rachel’s head was at (being diligent). Flashback to Aug 23, 12:57pm, cam 3. The jest of this conversation is that Shelly was phishing for information. She wanted to get an idea of what Rachel’s plans were. Shelly tells Rachel that she plans to stick with Jeff & Jordan but wonders where that leaves them because Jeff & Jordan will take each other. Rachel, knowing that Shelly could tell Jeff and Jordan anything she says, chooses her words carefully. She tells Shelly that she is going to remain loyal to Jeff and Jordan. She said that she feels like she could win against Jordan and that Jordan knows that too. She said she can see a Jeff, Jordan, Shelly and Rachel F4 but that one of them will have to win the F4 HoH. Without ever actually saying it, Rachel planned to evict Jeff in the F4.
In her DR, episode 22 part 1, 10 min 50 sec., Shelly says,’ I can’t get Adam to vote to keep Daniele, so now I have to go work with the person I would LEAST like to work with, Rachel, and see if she’ll vote to keep Dani.’ After her attempts to sway Adam fail, Shelly is in the BY with Rachel while they were practicing the snake game. Flashback to Aug 25, 12:50am. Shelly is talking to Rachel and says, ‘If he (Adam) beats me, I will have a heart attack. I need to prove him wrong about that zing.’ Rachel asks what he said and Shelly said ‘something like, I didn’t have to worry about looking bad in that competition (robot) because Shelly had that covered.’ Her feelings were a little hurt and I guess Jeff had said something too. While discussing this, Shelly told Rachel (one time), ‘Jeff threw the corn hole game’ Rachel says ‘really?’ Shelly says, ‘I think so. I mean who has played the most corn hole in here? That’s what everyone told me, is that he threw it., Whether he did or didn’t…’ Rachel says, ‘Who?’ WBRB (her response was not shown on the feeds.) Youtube, episode 22 Part 1, 11 min, 2 sec., Shelly tells Rachel it was Daniele. Nowhere here did Shelly mention anything about voting to keep Daniele. She never tried to flip her. But this bit of info sent Rachel to Dani for a little talk.
If you would like to hear the whole conversation, you can Flashback to Aug 25, 1:02am, Cam 3. Rachel and Dani talk. All but one of the important parts was aired on the show, youtube episode 22 part 1, 12 mins. Rachel seemed surprised that Dani may have Shelly’s vote. However they failed to show one important part. Dani told Rachel that Shelly will not vote for her to stay if Adam (or anyone else) doesn’t vote with her. Rachel then tells Dani that if she votes to keep her, she can’t tell anyone because she will blame the vote on Adam. (Now c’mon, Dani had to tell Shelly that Rachel was in so that she could get her vote or it will all be for not. Personally, I think Rachel was setting Dani up to fail and Shelly up to get on the bad side of Jeff & Jordan. Rachel is again, trying to secure her place in the alliance with Jeff & Jordan.)
The reason I believe Rachel was trying to set Dani and Shelly up is because she marched upstairs to confront Jeff, to see this convo, you can Flashback to Aug 25, 2: 38am Cam 3. She starts out by saying ‘I don’t want to cause a lot of drama, (yeah right) but Shelly told me that you threw the corn hole competition.’ Jeff asked, ‘Where did she hear that from?’ Rachel said maybe Daniele and some other people. She said it was obvious.’ Jeff of course lied through his teeth and denied it. He was getting mad, (Intimidation tactics). WBRB The talk resumes at 2: 55am & about 17 sec. Trying to deflect his own guilt about throwing the comp, Jeff started in about Dani, Shelly and Adam. They went around and around. Rachel told them again that it’s all Shelly. Rachel is the one that put into Jordan’s head that she was probably in the DR saying she has everyone wrapped around her finger, etc. Adam got involved and they had already made plans to cut Shelly loose. They had all agreed that they wouldn’t say anything until after the vote to make sure Dani was going.
Jeff & Jordan both knew the whole time that Shelly was playing the other side to get information but they are acting like they never knew. Basically what it boils down to is that the whole reason Jeff & Jordan were dragging Adam and Shelly to the end is because they knew they could easily beat them in the end. They claim that the whole time Shelly was playing them but in reality, they could care less about Shelly or Adam. Jeff & Jordan were playing Shelly and Adam! Don’t get me wrong, I love Jeff and Jordan. This whole game I was thinking that if Shelly left, I would want Jeff & Jordan to pull it out. But by this point in the game, I am thoroughly turned off by Jeff and very disappointed in Jordan. Jeff talks in circles, contradicts himself left and right and talks down to everyone. He raises his voice and uses a bullying tone. He and Jordan both absolutely expected everyone to play the game for them. They had America, they knew that and let it go to their heads.