Last night was Part 1 of the 3 part final HOH competition. It started immeditaly after Michele Noonan’s eviction. The competition was called “Log Jam” and the concept was for the contestants to hang onto a key that was strung up over them, while walking on a log that spun.
They also had wind, leaves, rain, “snow” and even ice thrown at them; whilst production had fun making the log spin in different directions, at different paces and even stopping/starting it suddenly.
Now here’s the thing. At the start of the competition Julie Chen stated that the contestants had to have at least one hand HOLDING the key at all times, or they’d be disqualified. At various points during the competition, Natalie was observed shaking and flexing one hand, hanging on with the other BUT, if you take a look at the two pictures shown below, you’ll see that she was hanging onto the ROPE and NOT the key itself. It appears as though her pinky or glove was touching the key, BUT noone can tell us that this constitutes her actually hanging onto the key.