Tommy said he hoped to win the Power of Veto so he could remove his best friend, Christie, from the chopping block, but Cliff felt his best chance of staying would be if Christie remained on the block come eviction night.
Nick Maccarone also wanted to win the veto and save Christie, but Jackson Michie -- who won safety for the week by winning the special "America's Field Trip" competition -- wanted more than anything to be picked to play in the PoV competition so he could potentially win and keep Christie on the block.
Michie, who previously had a blowout fight with Christie and had become close to Kat in the house, wanted to send Christie packing.
Meanwhile, Christie couldn't stop crying because she worried America hated her and couldn't believe she ended up being one of the nominations during Tommy's HoH reign.
Jessica Milagros was there to support Christie as she cried, but at the same time, the pair had never been in an alliance together and Jessica wondered if this would be a good time to get rid of a huge threat in the game.
After all, Jessica was still in an alliance with Kat, Cliff and Nicole Anthony.
After Tommy and Nick announced they had a bromance and absolutely loved each other, it became time to pick players for the Veto competition.
In addition to the HoH, Tommy, and the three nominees -- Christie, Kat and Cliff -- the following houseguests were also selected to play: Nick and Michie.
Nick was Christie's choice to play because he had made it clear he wanted to work with Christie, Tommy and Analyse Talavera going forward.
Cliff picked Michie to play because he figured Michie was playing against Christie, which would ultimately benefit his own game and chances to survive.
As for Analyse, she felt like she was on an island of her own, so she began plotting to get the Six Shooters -- or at least what was left of them -- back together. Analyse promised Michie she would be loyal to him and really wanted to work with him and Holly Allen.
Analyse told Michie that if he kept Christie around, he could use her as a shield. Analyse said if Christie got eliminated, he'd be the next person to go.
But Michie wasn't interested in saving Christie at all. In fact, he said he'd rather go play in traffic.
"I'm trying to have some good acting skills, but in reality, I can't think of anything I'd rather do less," Michie told the cameras.
"I'll tell [Sis] what she wants to hear, but I have an opportunity to take Christie out of this game, and I'd be stupid not to take it."
It then became time for the famous Veto competition starring Otev, who was dressed as a pigeon. The backyard was transformed into a swamp with squirrels everywhere.
Per usual, Otev gave the participating houseguests one clue at a time about a competition that had previously taken place this summer. The players were required to search the yard for the correct card and then run back to the starting platform.
The person to step on the platform and kneel on a stump in last place would be eliminated from the round until only one player remained.
Kat was ousted in third place and then the competition came down to Nick vs. Tommy. In the end, Tommy won the golden Power of Veto.
Following the competition, the Veto Meeting commenced.
Tommy removed Christie from the chopping block, and Cliff complained about the house letting a huge target slip through its fingers.
Because Christie had been a special third nomination, Tommy was not forced to name a replacement nominee.