some of the commentary on Jeff. I don't think that Jeff really felt that everyone should play the game for him to win the $500,000, but I do think he felt like Shelly and Adam owed him something because he was the strongest one in that alliance. He was the one winning competitions and putting his a*s on the line by standing in obvious opposition to Dani and her alliance. He had basically stuck his neck out for the team, even moreso when he turned down what could have been a great alliance with Dani to stick with Shelly and Adam, while Shelly and Jordan were able to fly under the radar making nice with everyone. Of course Jeff isn't going to get mad at Jordan for this, because he knows that Jordan would ultimately sacrifice herself for him if need be, but you can see how he would become frustrated with Shelly.
Jeff drug Shelly and Adam along because he thought they were weak and he could easily beat them in the end. Even Jordan said Shelly was good to take to the end because she can't win anything. J & J turned down that deal with Dani because they didn't trust her, PERIOD. Jeff was mad when Shelly got wise to them and started thinking of her own game because it totally screwed up his plans. But had Jeff just kept his mouth SHUT and not attacked Shelly, she might not have flipped when she did.
He must have felt like, here I am doing all of the work on this team while they buddy up to the other side. And then to hear that what was once "Trojan-horsing" has actually turned into Shelly wanting to switch sides and keep Daniele...that would be just plain infuriating. I think that what some viewers called "bullying tactics" was more like Jeff venting his frustration that he was giving a lot to an alliance that wasn't giving much back to him (except for Rachel, but she's a whole 'nother story!).
He didn't really mind doing 'all the work' cuz he thought it was going to pay off in the end. Jeff knew about Shelly's Trojan Horse gameplay and as long as it was working to benefit him, he was fine with it. Jeff used bully tactics on everyone, not just Shelly and Adam. Up until Brendon left to Jury, Rachel was one of J & J's biggest adversaries! She betrayed them and backstabbed them a heckofalot more than Shelly EVER did. Just Sayin'
You can say that Jeff and Jordan had already turned on Shelly and Adam before the double eviction week ever happened, but I just don't see that as true. They definitely voiced concerns about them all the time, but I saw that more as their paranoid ramblings shared amongst partners rather than a serious objective to turn on Shelly and Adam. I think it is telling that Jeff and Jordan never revealed their final 3 deal with Shelly to anyone; I think that's because it was their one and only true alliance. They didn't mind outing their final deals with Rachel and Brendon because if one of them was cut out, oh well, but I think they really did want to protect Shelly.
As I said before, Jeff's plan was to take the two weakest players to the end so that he and Jordan could walk away with $550G's. But they were willing to cut them loose or make them a target in front of them at any time. He certainly threw both Shelly and Adam under the bus to deflect his own quilt when Rachel came knocking on his HoH door. Jordan promised F3 to both Shelly AND Rachel and didn't tell Rach about Shelly and didn't tell Shelly about Rach. Who was her true alliance? Shelly and Adam were merely calateral damage to them.
The truth is, in their actions, they always sided with Shelly, and later Adam. If they really didn't care about Shelly and wanted to just cut her loose at an opportune time, they could have easily done so the second time that Brendon was evicted. In fact, it would have been much better for Jeff's game to keep Brendon, a bigger target, around instead of Shelly, who couldn't even be counted on to keep the team safe through a competition win. If Jeff was thinking solely about what would benefit him, he would have tried really hard to win that cornhole competition, not use the veto, and vote out Shelly or Adam. But obviously they WEREN'T expendable to him, rather Brendon was. Jeff and Jordan made a conscious choice that week to stick by Adam and Shelly, and I do feel that Shelly was not all too grateful for that, and for the fact that she may have been out of the game much sooner had Jeff not been protecting her.
The truth is, Brendon was a physical threat to Jeff & Jordan's end game. If the opportunity was there to cut Brendon loose, why not take it? Shelly was not a physical threat. Rachel was still there as a target in front of Jeff. Shelly was very honored and grateful to be playing the game with her fave's. She adored them (and still does). But as I said, Shelly got wise and started playing her own game.
So basically, I feel that Jeff had a right to be pissed and feel betrayed, and that it wasn't bully tactics but plain hurt and frustration that caused him to act the way he did a few times. Shelly says Jeff was calling the shots, but, well, he kind of deserved to, he was the one keeping them safe.
Jeff had a right to be pissed off. His game was blown. But Shelly had the right to do what she felt was best for her game too. Jeff had been using the bully tactic's throughout the season with everyone, not just Shelly and it had NOTHING to do with being hurt. But the irony here is that Shelly was going to vote to evict Dani AND she probably would NOT have voted out Jeff had his bullying ways not ultimately pushed Shelly over the edge. He shot himself in the foot!