'Big Brother' recap: Rachel's Big Day

big-brother-13-cast-premiere.jpgJulie's frumpy, sleeveless safari dress is double-take-worthy enough, but is that a cape hanging from the back? The previouslies remind us that events have conspired to put Cassi and Shelly on the block this week, those events being Dominic's victory at the PoV competition, Rachel's irrational hatred of Cassi, and Jordan's general lack of cojones. Julie goes through it all again after the previouslies, and says we'll see whether it's Cassi or Shelly who goes home (as if we don't already know). But first!

Flashback to the Veto meeting, where Jordan (wearing the same black sleeveless romper outfit she wore to the finale two years ago, I think) replacement-nominated Shelly and Cassi, to Rachel's obvious glee. So now it's Day 17. Shelly thinks she's safe, but on the other hand, there's a good chance her best friend in the house will go home this week. Cassi sees it the same way. Dominic's feeling guilty about his role in getting Cassi ousted, while Rachel gloats in the DR, "In the end, I always get my way." No wonder America hates her. Jordan DRs that she didn't want to do it, but this is what her alliance wanted.

Shelly, meanwhile, is racked by guilt over the possibility that her decision to vote with the veterans to oust Keith last week may have led, however indirectly, to Cassi's eviction. In the Have-Not room, Shelly tells Cassi to campaign, but Cassi seems to have already admitted defeat. They call each other Thelma and Louise, even though only one of them is going off the cliff.