It’s perhaps not surprising to see Jenn go, considering what a non-entity she was in the first half of the summer. (Although it’s worth pointing out that she had emerged as a viable competitor in the last few weeks — if only because it seemed like Dan might carry her into the final three.)
But at this point, the race feels wide open. Dan is an ace puppet master; Shane is dynamite in competitions; Ian has emerged as the season’s stealth missile, becoming more powerful every week; and Danielle might be the world’s luckiest floater, but with both Dan and Shane depending on her alliance, she’s also the person best placed to make a final-act power move. And she’s in excellent position: As the episode ended, she narrowly defeated her mentor Dan to win the HoH crown.
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