Warning! The following contains spoilers for Big Brother Season 21. Read at your own risk!
Tommy Bracco used his veto power in the August 14 episode of Big Brother, and as everyone suspected the minute he won the veto competition, he removed Christie Murphy from the block. It was bad news for the Cliff's Angels alliance, as they were guaranteed to weaken their alliance by either voting out Cliff Hogg III or Kathryn "Kat" Dunn. Up until about Wednesday morning it seemed like Kat was going to be the one leaving on Thursday, but recent developments have teased that's not the case.
While Big Brother fans were watching Tommy sink hopes of any double elimination, Kat was doing some serious campaigning on the live feeds. While she was talking to alliance member Nicole Anthony, Nicole mentioned some important information that might just officially swing the vote from Kat to Cliff being eliminated if she's serious.
From the sound of that conversation, it sounds like Nicole is going to talk with Jessica Milagros and the two might collectively decide how they'll vote in Thursday's Big Brother elimination. At the moment, Jess appears to want Cliff gone over Kat, which is an opinion held by "underdogs" Jackson Michie and Holly Allen. If Nicole decides to vote with Jess out of solidarity, then Kat will be safe and Cliff will be eliminated.
No disrespect to Nicole, but Jess seems to be the more dominant personality of the two. If the two really will be a united front in the vote, then it seems far more likely that Nicole will flip to Jess' vote than vice versa. Plus, Kat has some rather unshakable allies in Jackson and Holly, while Cliff is relying on the wishy-washy (and perhaps newly-single) Nick to stay alive. Things are looking very interesting ahead of Thursday's episode.
It's definitely the most exciting elimination episode of Season 21, as whatever happens will create some interesting storylines. Nicole and Jess splitting votes will almost surely dissolve Cliff's Angels, and could just divide the house between two alliances. If Kat survives, it may not be the best thing for the people who've protected her, as she told Nicole she's hoping to stay in long enough to take Jackson out of the game herself.
Meanwhile, cool guy Cliff is, as expected, playing things cool and was even heard telling Jackson and Holly he harbors no ill will against them for voting against him if they do. Is he accepting this may be the end of the road, or is this some clever gameplay to subtly let them know he can still be an ally because he still thinks he'll survive the vote?
We can speculate all day, but we won't know anything until Big Brother's live elimination on CBS Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET. Stick with CinemaBlend for more details on the competition in the meantime, and for the latest news in the world of television and movies.