With Monte and Taylor unable to cast votes this week, Nicole and Daniel are under the impression that Taylor will only have four votes to stay, when in reality she’ll have five (Kyle being the fifth), and Monte would break a potential tie in Taylor’s favor anyway.
So while it’s not ideal that Taylor is seeing the block for the umpteenth time, The Leftovers privately know that Daniel “played himself,” as Joseph puts it, by using the veto this time around.Other highlights of the pre-taped segments: After doing so with Terrance just last week, Nicole reveals to Indy, Alyssa and Jasmine that she used to be a cop, which she seems to think is a game-changing piece of information; Kyle and Alyssa strike up one of Big Brother‘s cringiest showmances (the bathroom flirting! Make it stop!); and after getting word from some of The Leftovers that Nicole may not have the votes to stay, Indy, Alyssa and Jasmine weigh their options, hoping to keep Nicole but markedly more desperate to simply be on the right side of the house’s vote this week.THE EVICTION | When it comes time for the eviction, Taylor gets a little spicy in her pre-vote speech, telling Nicole, “To quote Big Brother superfan Rihanna, you look so dumb right now.” (!) She reminds Nicole how she thought it was clever to choose Taylor as her Festie Bestie, unaware that her own ride-or-die, Daniel, would ultimately be responsible for her downfall.In the end, it’s only Daniel that has Nicole’s back: She’s evicted by a 9-1 vote, but she hugs everyone on her way out and tells Julie that she’s “not at all” surprised to learn about The Leftovers, since she’d already correctly identified six of its seven members!And because we’re seemingly destined to never get a live Head of Household competition in full again, the episode instead ends with Taylor choosing Alyssa and Indy as her new Festie Besties?