Spoiler alert: The following article contains spoilers and updates from the Big Brother 15 live feeds, including who won Head of Household, who was nominated, who won MVP, who they nominated, and who won Veto. If you don't want to be spoiled before the episodes air, read no further!
A lot has happened in the last few days. Just to catch you up, Jeremy and Aaryn won the barbecue sauce jug race, and Jeremy agreed to let Aaryn have Head of Household for the week. Aaryn promptly put Elissa and Helen back on slop, along with Andy and Candice. After conversations with the whole house and attempts to piece together who sent David out the door and who stuck with the plan to try to evict Elissa, Aaryn decided that she'd push forward with the plan to evict Elissa this week. She nominated Elissa and Helen.
Last night, a diary room leak confirmed that Elissa won MVP again. Of course, having MVP can't save Elissa from being evicted, but she can try to put a bigger target on the block. She took aim at Jeremy, nominating him, which also put him into contention for the Veto. It sounds like Amanda and Nick also played, along with Aaryn, Elissa and Helen. I'm not sure what kind of Veto competition it was, but from what the houseguests were saying immediately afterward, it sounded like something physical and maybe puzzle-related.
Jeremy won the Veto, and it's likely that he'll use it to save himself. Technically, he could probably leave himself on the block and still have the votes to stay, but he'd probably be exposing the Moving Company alliance if he did that, since they'd likely vote to save him. So, assuming Jeremy comes off the block, who will Elissa put up to replace him?
Some are speculating that she'll nominate Nick, but a post-Veto conversation with Helen indicates that Elissa's going to put Kaitlin on the block. That actually makes things more interesting. If Nick went on the block, he has the MC to protect him, along with everyone who wants to get Elissa out. But the MC might not be unanimous in saving Kaitlin, especially if they're worried that the showmance might threaten Jeremy's loyalty to their alliance. So we'll have to wait and see what happens. It may come down to someone getting in Elissa's ear and trying to encourage her to make a big play. It's hard to tell when people are thinking on an individual level this week. The consensus may be that it's time for Elissa to go so someone else can have a shot at MVP. And I can't blame the houseguests for thinking that way. It's a big power to have, and if the other houseguests aren't able to wield it directly or indirectly, it might be better to send Elissa out the door and take their chances with whoever America favors next.
On a more personal note, as amusing as it is to see Elissa win MVP for the second week in a row, it sort of makes a joke out of the whole MVP twist if this is what we're in for (assuming she stays). This added power is something that should have been introduced in a house full of completely new houseguests. The way it is now, it's not going to the MVP. It's going to a player that's popular outside of the house presumably because of her sister. MVP was always only ever going to be a popularity contest, but Elissa hasn't really earned that either, as far as I can tell. I don't dislike her. I guess I just want her to win me over so I can feel glad that she keeps getting MVP or I hope someone else to win it next week, whether or not Elissa's still in the house.