Big Brother 15, Episode #15 – Just Say What You Mean, Howard!

Hey Readers!

Howard and Spencer are in hot water as they have been put up on the block by Aaryn.  No one was shocked, but these gentlemen were plenty fired up to try and get them out of trouble, forcing someone else to take their place for Eviction.  One way to do this is by making an appeal to your fellow House Guests to say their minds about you being up on the block.  Do Howard and Spencer sweet talk their way into the House Guests’ hearts, or do they dig themselves a deeper hole to get out of?  Let’s read on and find out!

After the Nomination Ceremony, Helen went to Aaryn to thank her for sticking to their deal.  What Helen didn’t know was that Aaryn was telling anyone while she wasn’t around that she was being forced to put Spencer and Howard up by the power or majority of the House (Helen and Amanda), and everyone else understood what was understood by that.  Elissa made her way to the HoH Room and graciously thanked Aaryn as well for doing as she promised, as well as for not putting Elissa up for Eviction.  Elissa even mentioned the possibility of working with her more in the future.  Please, Elissa, please let this be just words to butter Aaryn up before you try to send her packing next week via the back door!

Meanwhile, in the Have-Not Room, Howard went to pray to clear his mind and calm down.  Jessie disturbed him to tell him she was sad he was on the block, and  that he was one of the people who deserved to win this game because of who he was and what he does for everyone in the House.  Howard was touched by Jessie’s words, and said he would fight to stay in the game.  I’m not sure just how sincere Jessie’s words were to Howard because of her pledge of support for Aaryn’s nominations in the last episode of BB 15.  Did she say this to make Howard think he had her on his side, or did she truly mean it?  I guess only time will tell.

McCrae and Spencer had a private conversation about the nominations.  McCrae told Spencer that he wasn’t the target for the week.  McCrae also confessed in the Diary Room that he would want rather work with Spencer than Howard because he felt that Spencer would be more loyal to him than Howard would.  Spencer, on the other hand, confessed he didn’t trust McCrae and the reason why Howard was on the block was because he would not bend to the will of others in the House, so that made him a threat to others in the House.

Howard confessed to Spencer that he was loosing faith in staying, and that he needed another week in the House to campaign to change the minds of some of the other House Guests.  He also felt that he was being targeted by someone in the House, so he believed that  calling a House Meeting and talking to the other players would be is best chance at clearing up any sort of negative notions anyone had about him.  I think that calling the House Meeting was not a bad idea, but the way Howard presented his case to the House is not what you want to do in the BB game.  Instead of just saying what he meant in a clear and concise manner, Howard went off on a tangent, using his metaphors in a way that  others in the House didn’t understand.  They just tuned him out after a while.  Howard, just speak plainly, and they will get it, and maybe not see you as this shady character who can’t be trusted.  The House Guests were so confused by Howard’s speech that some of them felt as though he was targeting them.  It didn’t help that Amanda caught on to this paranoia, and added fuel to this fire, either.

Amanda and McCrae were feeling too comfortable in the game.  While in the hammock in the BB Backyard, Elissa joined them to talk about who the MVP was for the past few weeks.  Elissa suggested Andy because e just seemed too comfortable in the House.  Once Elissa left, Amanda and McCrae just shook their heads at Elissa’s suggestion, further believing that she was the MVP, and that she was trying to shift the target onto another player.  They also felt that Elissa was targeting them, so they were even more on Elissa watch than they were before.

The House was called to the BB Living Room by Aaryn for the MVP’s Nomination and the Veto Players Selection Meeting.  When America’s MVP pick this week appeared on the screen, the House was shocked once again…it was Amanda!  You could see the wheels turning in her head for the rest of the meeting as to who put her up for nomination.  She confessed she now thought it was Howard who was the MVP, and he wanted to take some of the eat off of him by having her on the block with Spencer and himself. Aaryn drew the other two names of the players for the Power of Veto Competition.  They were Jessie and Candice.  Aaryn chose Helen as this week’s Host for the competition.

McCrae took this opportunity to try and spook Spencer into playing harder for the Veto by telling Spencer that Howard was the MVP, and he was trying to mess Spencer up.  Spencer saw right through McCrae’s ruse, putting more mistrust in Spencer’s head about McCrae.

After the meeting, Amanda and Howard had a conversation in the Have-Not Room.  She had to ask him if e was the MVP for the week, and why he would put her up on the block.  Howard had to tell her over and over again that he was not the MVP.  Amanda still couldn’t trust Howard, and this gave her even more of a reason to see Howard walk through the BB Front Door this week.

Back in Time was the name of the POV Competition this week.  The House Guests had to walk through the Time Transporter to go back in time (really they walked through a mini room in the BB Backyard built for this competition) to the Mesozoic era (this was the time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth).  They had to find the broken pieces of the PoV were scattered all over the place, then put the PoV back together.  Once they did this, they had to jump on their stump to be declared the winner of the PoV.  This competition was a hard one to watch because so many players this week were horrible at putting puzzles together.  This competition really came down to Amanda and Spencer, as they were the only ones who were close to putting the puzzle together.  In the end, Spencer came out victorious, winning the PoV for himself.

Amanda was happy about this outcome because Howard, her target for the week, was still stuck on the block.  She was still hoping everyone was going to stick to the plan to evict Howard this week.  Aaryn didn’t like Spencer coming off the block because this meant she had to nominate another person in his place, putting more blood on her hands and an even bigger target on her back.

Luckily for Aaryn, she received a lot of help to come to a decision as to who this replacement should be.  In the HoH Room, Aaryn, along with Amanda, McCrae, Andy and Helen were brainstorming who should be on the block.  Aaryn felt that Candice should be on the block because she was a major thorn in her side for most of the game so far, and she would be glad to see her go.  Helen said she would tell Candice she tried to say Aaryn’s choice, but there was nothing she could do to change Aaryn’s mind.  Wow Helen!  Way to protect your ally who cracked the Moving Company information to you.  What a show of loyalty.  Andy said it was a no-brainer decision for Aaryn to make.

Howard and Candice’s ears must have been ringing because they felt as though if they were going to make it through the week, they needed to have Helen the Puppet-Master on their side.  Candice then went to Helen to see what Helen could do to keep them off the block.  Helen tried to tell Candice there was nothing she could do to change Aaryn’s mind about keeping Candice off the block, but Candice wouldn’t except what Helen had to say to her.  Candice was willing to make deals to keep the two of them safe, but Helen refused to help her.  Candice got so fed up with Helen that she called Helen out, asking her whether she was her ally or not.  Helen pretty much threw her hands in the air and gave up on the conversation.

Helen didn’t like how Candice called her out, so she decided to start a smear campaign against her to Aaryn and the rest of her cohorts.  Helen lied, saying that Candice threatened Helen about coming after all of them, and they all believed Helen.

At the Veto Ceremony, as expected, Spencer took himself off the block.  Aaryn then replaced Spencer with Candice as this week’s third nominee for Eviction.  Candice swore she was going after Helen and Elissa if she stayed in the House after this week.  Howard decided if he was going to be in the House after this week that Amanda and McCrae were going to be his targets.

A lot happened in this episode of BB 15.  Hopefully Howard didn’t end his game by that speech he gave to the House.  I love that Candice is now on fire, ready to play this game, too.  Helen doesn’t see she’s alienating more of her allies.  If she and Elissa are not careful, the two of them will on the block should some one she has turned er back on becomes HoH next week.  Who will the House decide to evict?  Who will be the next HoH?  Come back to my blog and find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #12 – How Assumptions Become Truth in the BB House!

Hiya, Readers!

This episode of BB 15 was an interesting one!  Suspicions are whispered behind closed doors, alliances begin to crumble, new ones are created, and out of all of this, the stage is set for this week’s Eviction.  America even assisted in making the events of this episode fall as they did with the decisions it made for the final nominee for Eviction.  Who did America choose?  How does it play into how the House flipped on its head?  Continue reading and find out!

At the Nomination Ceremony at the end of Episode #10, Judd made a comment about Aayrn which Aaryn felt made her shady.  No, Aaryn, you have done this all on your own!  Don’t fault Judd for your smart actions in the House!  Aaryn went to speak to Judd about what he said about her and about being put up on te block.  Judd calmed er down, saying he was planning to back-door someone else, and that she wasn’t his target.  Judd confessed he was saying anything to shut Aaryn up and make her happy.

Kaitlin and Amanda were also talking about the nominations.  Kaitlin was worried about Aaryn winning the PoV and taking herself of the block, leaving Kaitlin stuck there and possibly leaving this week.  She also asked Amanda if she was the target.  Amanda told her it wasn’t her.  Aaaryn then enters the room, still whining about possibly leaving this week.  Amanda tell them she’s on a mission to get Howard back-doored this week.

Elissa started tripping (not falling, but going batty) around the House because she would have heard by now  whether she was chosen as the MVP by now.  Her attitude and paranoia was rubbing the other House Guests the wrong way.  Elissa was worried that since she hadn’t heard anything yet, this must then mean another member of the House was chosen, and she could  find herself as the third nominee on the block.

In the BB Backyard, Howard and Spencer were cooking up a coup d’etat while playing pool.  They knew that Elissa and Amanda were running the show around the House.  They figured that if they got the Floaters together, along with GinaMarie, that they could take control of the House away from the ladies.  In the HoH Room, their plan seemed to magically fall into place, when all the people they wanted to talk to about this new alliance came into the room (GinaMarie, Andy, Judd, Kaitlin).  After feeding these people lines about rising up against the oppression Elissa and Amanda were imposing upon them, they all agreed to  get rid of them together.

At the Veto Players Selection Meeting, Elissa’s worst fears came to fruition: she was not selected as this week’s MVP, and she was put up on the block!   Yes, America voted for Elissa to sit next to Aaryn and Kaitlin!  Maybe it was because they knew she probably had the best chance at beating Kaitlin and Aaryn for the PoV.  The other two players chosen for the Veto Competition were Helen and McCrae.  Even thoug Elissa is on the block, the players for the Veto could really work in Elissa’s favour.  The only two players that really don’t want Elissa off the block are Aaryn and Kaitlin.  McCrae would be the wild card, as Amanda is a bit annoyed with Elissa’s behaviour up until now.  If Elissa really pushed Judd, he probably would Veto the MVP’s nominee and take Elissa down.  Helen would fight tooth and nail to get her fellow Mom Squad member off the block.  Oh, I can’t forget to say that Elissa isn’t too bad at competitions, either.  Don’t sweat it, Elissa, you have more than a fighting chance at getting off the block!  Tis week’s host, chosen by Judd, was Andy.

After the meeting, Elissa confessed she felt betrayed by whoever the MVP was.  She thought she was nice to everyone in the House, and she didn’t understand why America didn’t choose her this week.  She was also didn’t know why she was picked to be on the block.  She was beginning to think the MVP was someone of Team Aaryn. Elissa even asked them if one of them was the MVP, and they honestly said no, they were not the MVP.  Their response didn’t satisfy Elissa’s suspicions of Team Aaryn, further fueling her anger toward Aaryn.

Team Aaryn were thinking in the total opposite direction.  They all thought Elissa was the MVP, and nominated herself in order to make the target on her back smaller.  It’s not a bad idea, but Elissa being such a big target in this House, as well as being on the block before wouldn’t make Elissa want to put herself in this position voluntarily.  There is too much of a risk of not winning the Veto and being sent home at this point in the game for Elissa to do this, but this is Team Aaryn we’re talking about, Readers!  In my opinion, they’re not really seeing the full picture where the game is concerned.  They only rely on Aaryn’s point of view, and what they hear second-hand.  It’s a wonder they’re still shocked tow of the three of them are on the block right now.

At the Veto Competition called Veto Election, the players were asked to dress to impress.  As they walked ou to the BB Backyard, they saw why they were all so snazzy.  For this Competition, they had to crawl under benches through a huge pile of mud to collect envelopes that held ballots with various numbers of votes.  Some of these votes also had punishments on them.  The players could only have four ballots to accumulate as votes as possible to win the PoV.  The votes with punishments, if the players chose to use the votes with punishments on them had to do them, regardless of whether or not they win the PoV.  After a lot mud slinging (I guess this little joke was not lost on the producers of BB 15), Elissa won the PoV.  Here are the punishments each player has to endure due to the points they chose to use:

Helen – 8 PM curfew two nights in a row

Judd – 24-hour solitary confinment

McCrae – $5000

Elissa – Can’t play in the next Veto Competition.

While Judd was having fun by himself in a room where he nothing but to eat but slop,  and an alarm clock that went off every nine minutes for 24 hours, the rest of the House decided to throw McCrae a 24th birthday party he wouldn’t forget.  Amanda made this party unforgettable by dressing up in a one-piece bathing suit and heels, and giving McCrae his birthday beats with a leather whip.  Now, unless the producers provided the whip for this impromptu  fiesta, who would bring a whip into the House as something they needed in their luggage?

Elissa, in some strange mood, decided to badger Amanda about her wardrobe choice, from when she put it on, until the party was over.  Why would you do that, Elissa?   What would possess you to share your feelings about Amanda’s choice of attire?  These thoughts should have been kept to yourself!  This could seriously come back to haunt you, Elissa!

At the Power of Veto Ceremony, Elissa took so much pleasure in taking herself off the block leaving Aaryn and Kaitlin on it.  The House Guests then found out who America secretly chose as their replacement nominee.  A smile broke out across my face when I saw GinaMarie’s picture pop up on the BB TV screen!  GinaMarie, along with the rest of the House, was in shock!  If Elissa was the MVP’s first pick, why would GinaMarie be their second one?  This further fueled the idea that Elissa was indeed the MVP, while Elissa was just as baffled as everyone else!

Oh, Readers, this was such a great ending to a BB 15 episode!  Everyone is still questioning who the MVP was and Team Aaryn are all on the block!  Having any one of them out of the House would make me happy, but the possibility of having Aaryn out of the game is so great!  No more sense of entitlement and no more sneaky, snide two-faced comments!  But I’m celebrating too early.  The votes haven’t been cast yet.  This vote should be a no-brainer, though.  Will my thoughts come to fruition and Aaryn actually does leave the House?  Who will become the next HoH and MVP?  Come on back to my blog and find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.