July 22, 2011 09:00 AM

There were tears on Thursday’s Big Brother, even before the houseguests evicted another “hamster.”

On the block after Wednesday’s veto, both Cassi and Shelly swore up and down that they would not campaign against each other just moments before Shelly told Head of Household Jordan, “my poor kid is going to be so sad.” That brought the HoH to tears.

Hoping to “make amends” – or score votes – Cassi also did her best to get on the good side of the houseguests by diving into the lion’s den of her nemesis in the house, Rachel.

Their meeting turned ugly quickly with Cassi telling Rachel, “I feel like you’re sending me out of this house for personal reasons, because I’m female. You’re a catty, catty girl. You’re ugly inside.”

And nobody gets in between Rachel and her self-image.

“She used every single one of my weaknesses against me,” Rachel told Jordan of Cassi, whom she has said “didn’t know how to play the game.”

“I didn’t do anything to her. I don’t attack people. I don’t talk bad about them,” Rachel continued, despite having called Cassi “a floater,” “a liar,” and, oh yeah, she also had been gunning to get her out of the house since they met.

Again – surprisingly – Jordan was the voice of reason.

“To be honest,” Jordan told Rachel, “Some of your actions come across as bitchy. Your mouth is going to get you in trouble.”

But the only one in trouble this week was Cassi, who gave a “last plea” speech that “sounded like a goodbye speech,” according to host Julie Chen, before being voted out by a unanimous vote.

After an awkward goodbye between Rachel and Cassi, who most likely will never want to see each other again, it was time for the HoH competition, which came down to Brenchel with Rachel taking home the power for the second time this season.

Dominic is an obvious choice for Rachel to target on Sunday’s nomination episode, but after Kalia was the only one to choose Rachel over Porsche as the person America voted would “most likely steal someone’s lover,” Rachel could decide to make things personal.

Remember, nobody gets between Rachel and her self-image.

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