Big Brother 15, Episode #21 – Helen, You’d Better Watch Your Back!

Oh, Readers!

I really wish the House Guests that aren’t n power would finally band together and take over the House like they should of weeks ago when Howard suggested it.  They are rolling over and letting Amanda and Helen run everything.  Sure, girl power is great and everything, but to just let them call all the shots like they are is so sad to watch.  Now it just feels as though it is a waiting game to see who will pick who off first.  By the look of things, it looks as though Amanda will strike first, as a trap seems as though it is being set for Helen to fall for, and she’s unaware of it!  How did Helen get to this point in the game without knowing it?  Read on and you’ll see!

After the Nomination Ceremony, Andy confessed in the Diary Room that Jessie was his (or Amanda’s) target this week because she was trying to go after Amanda for the past few weeks, and that Spencer was the pawn.  Helen thought Andy was playing it too safe with his nominations, and needed to focus on splitting up Amanda and McCrae.  To make Jessie feel more at ease on the block, Andy lied to Jessie, telling her not to worry, as she is only the pawn, and that Spencer was the one leaving.  How many times have we heard that line in the House, yet Spencer hasn’t left yet?   Quite a few times, let me tell you.  Andy felt he has to blind-side Jessie to have her go out the door without too much blood on his hands.

Aaryn and Amanda both agreed that Jessie has to go.  McCrae and Andy joined the ladies discussion, agreeing to the Jessie plan, along with solidifying their Final Four deal.  Aaryn admitted in the Diary Room that this deal was better than the one she had with Helen.  Amanda and McCrae were pretending to fight over who was the mastermind of their alliance, but in private, McCrae admitted it was Amanda.  Amanda named their alliance 3 AM (Amanda, Aaryn, Andy McCrae).

Helen spoke with her “confidant” Andy about his nominations.  She told him his nominations were too safe.  In the Diary  Room, Helen confessed she can no longer trust Andy because something didn’t seem right with Andy anymore, and she was starting to feel paranoid about being back-doored.  Andy confessed in the Diary Room that he would be in trouble if Helen got wind of his true allegiance to Amanda.

The Mom Squad (Helen and Elissa) were trying to piece together what was happening in the House with Andy’s nominations.  Elissa was starting to smell the rat that Andy, one of my picks to win this game, was becoming to Helen.  Helen was also smelling the stench Andy was letting off.  This led Helen to believe she may have to go after Amanda earlier than she expected.

Just as Helen thought, Andy ran to Amanda after his talk with Helen and betrayed Helen, telling Amanda about Helen’s thoughts of going after Amanda.  Andy was wondering whether he did the right thing about outing Helen to Amanda in the Diary Room.  Amanda came up with a plan to get Helen into a fake alliance with Helen, making a Final Five deal, to gain her trust.  Amanda would then dispose of Helen sooner than later.

McCrae, when he was aware of the plan, started to set the trap in motion by pitching the plan to Helen.  He did this so he would try to go after two of his alliance member at one time by putting them on the block.  Lying to Helen, McCrae told Helen he didn’t want to take Amanda to the end because she would beat him in front of The Jury.  He made also made her a Final Three deal since the two of them had a similar style of game-play, as he would want to have Helen at the end with him.  Helen, looking for any way to get of Amanda, fell for the deal, hook, line and sinker.  Helen!  Why would McCrae do this to his fiancée?  Think, think, think!  Wat about the Mom Squad?  I guess the idea of Amanda out of the game was too much to resist for Helen to see things straight.

At the PoV Players’ Meeting, all of the players for this week’s competition were chosen.  They were the HoH (Andy), the Nominees (Jessie and Spencer), and Helen, Amanda and Elissa’s names were picked out of a box given to Andy by the producers in the Diary Room.  Andy chose McCrae as this week’s host of the competition.

Helen and McCrae were talking about their “secret alliance.” Andy was let in on the details of the plan, and he pretended to be surprised about what was happening, and he was on board for this plan to move forward.  Helen!  The alarm bells should have been going off, again with Andy being on board with this plan.  Were you not just talking to Elissa about how Andy may be trying to play you and be loyal to Amanda?  Andy admitted in the Diary Room that he was worried Helen putting the pieces together, blowing his game to bits!  Amanda then came into the room they were talking in, and they changed the subject of their conversation.

This group started talking about how to guarantee Jessie’s eviction from the BB House.  They figured they were due a competition where they had to guess the correct number of items in a container using a smaller sample as a reference. They decided they would have Helen win the PoV and not use it on anyone.  They then went to Spencer with the plan and he told them he was o board with the plan.  In the Diary Room he confessed he was totally against the plan, saying he wanted the PoV to make sure his butt was off the block this week so he could compete for the HoH.

BB B Movie was the name of the PoV Competition this week.  Just as Amanda and crew had expected, the players had to look at certain items from the BB 15 fake movie, Blood, Bolts and Bandages, to see what a certain number of items looked like in order to predict  the number of  a larger group of the same item was.  If a player was the closest with their prediction in each round, without folding, they received a movie ticket.  The player furthest away from the actual number of items would be eliminated.  The player with three tickets, or the most tickets, by the end of the sixth round would win the Veto.  Spencer almost ruined the plan by eliminating Helen from the competition.  Andy saved the day, ultimately beating everyone else out, winning the PoV for himself.  Surprisingly, Jessie was oblivious to the plan throughout the whole competition.  It was really obvious what the other House Guests were doing.  Ignorance is bliss, I guess!

Team Get Rid of Jessie was enraged with Spencer.  They felt they now had to watch both nominated House Guests very carefully to see who they wanted out of the House more.  Jessie was easy to read and was easily manipulated, but was a whole heap of trouble.  Spencer was a harder cookie to crack, yet he couldn’t be trusted.  Oh, decisions, decisions!

Jessie, coming to her senses a bit, realized the position she was in and went to Andy to suggest using the PoV on her.  She pitched an idea about making a big move in the game right now by going after a bigger fish than herself.  She tried to reassure him by saying he would have her support, and that she could drum up the support he needed from other members of the House.  Andy, placating er, said he would think about what she told him.

Helen found it hard to talk to McCrae in private since Amanda pretty much has him in lock-down mode (at her side) most of the time.  McCrae was beginning to get worried their plan was about to go boom when Helen suggested they try to get rid Amanda sooner than the Final Four.  McCrae went to Amanda and told her what happened.  Amanda was now itching to get rid of Helen sooner than later.

3 AM was  comparing notes about who was saying what in the House in the HoH Room.  They got onto the topic of Helen and her interest in having Amanda out of the House.  Amanda wanted to take the first opportunity to get rid of her.  Andy felt conflicted as to whether he should keep the nominations the same, or to continue to do Amanda’s dirty work and put Helen up on the block.

At the Power of Veto Ceremony, when Andy asked the Nominee why he should use the Veto on them, some interesting things were said.  Jessie went the traditional route, saying she would love for Andy to use the PoV on her, but she would respect his wishes.  Spencer, on the other hand, said Andy hasn’t done anything intelligent all week, so why should he start now?  Whoa, Spencer!  I know you’re frustrated with being on the block having no power in the game, but don’t throw in the towel yet!  There’s still a lot more time for anything to happen in this game, so don’t screw it for yourself.  After Spencer’s shocking statement, Andy announced he would not be using the PoV, keeping the nominations the same for the Live Vote and Eviction.

I really wish Helen would take a step back and realize what was going on in the House.  If someone is acting shady in the House, they probably were, and Andy is all kinds of shady where she is concerned.  I just don’t get why she is not able to fully realize this.  Maybe she thinks Andy wouldn’t do her wrong.  If Helen believes that Andy wouldn’t do her wrong, I should take back the kudos I gave her in my last post!  Never ever fully trust anyone in this game!  Will Helen continue to fall for McCrae and Andy’s rouse?  Who will be evicted from the game?  Who will be the next HoH in the House?  Come back to my blog and find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #20: Now It’s Time to Choose a Side

Hiya Readers!

So Candice and Judd have been made the first two members of this season’s Jury.  Aaryn just finished her second stint as HoH.  The House Guests are still upset over Judd’s departure from the game.  Where is this season’s game going to go from here?  Well, it looks as though the players are going to have to start really choosing who they are going to be placing their trust with for the rest of the season, or be left in the dust, or The Jury, I guess.  For some players in the game, it will be much harder than others to make this decision.  Which of the House Guests have this problem?  Read on and find out!

The show decided to fill in the blanks from the Double Eviction Night of the last episode.  They started off with the Candice-GinaMarie verbal cat-fight.  GinaMarie went too far, saying that even Candice’s mom didn’t like her.  Why is this bad?  Well, if you didn’t read Candice’s bio, she was adopted, so GinaMarie, feeling petty, thought putting in that cheap shot gave her the upper-hand in their argument.  Aaryn didn’t like GinaMarie’s actions with this cat-fight, as she said they were reflecting poorly on her since they were friends.  Uh, did we forget your past actions, Aaryn?  You know, your horrible comments about other House Guests, or you flipping Candice’s bed because you didn’t like her?  Didnt they reflect poorly on GinaMarie?  Was GinaMarie whining about these things?  No, she had your back!  You are right about these actions hurting your game as well as GinaMarie’s, but why is it that you can’t won up to your own actions?  Again, it might be because you haven’t experienced real life yet, or no one has put you in your place about what comes out of your mouth!  When that day comes, hopefully, you will learn from it.

After Candice left the House, GinaMarie was apologizing to the House for the cat-fight.  Aaryn confessed in the Diary Room that she would like to put GinaMarie up for Eviction, but she couldn’t because she GinaMarie was her girl, and it would look bad if she was going to put up her best friend in the House.  After Aaryn nominated  Jessie and Spencer, then won the PoV, Aaryn got advice from Helen, telling her to backdoor Judd.  Along with Amanda Andy, Helen told Aaryn that Judd was a dangerous player, and that he was lying to everyone to keep his social game up.  Helen said they should take this opportunity to get rid of him now, so he won’t stay and win the game.  Helen continued, telling Aaryn that she shouldn’t waste a Double Eviction Night on Jessie when you can go after a big fish like Judd who has a good social game.  Helen does have a point.  These types of nights are for getting the big fish out.  Maybe Aaryn should have gone after Amanda, or Helen, not Judd.  You could go after Judd anytime.  Helen even said she would get the House together (you know, using the clout she said she didn’t have) to gain support for this plan.  I must say, Helen is putting her skills as a Political Consultant to good use in this game!  She’s pulling the strings of those that hold the power in this game.  Hopefully, that won’t bit her in the butt if she makes it to the end of the game.

Judd got wind of what was going on after the PoV Competition, and he was trying to stop this from happening.  He told members of the House and the second Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony to not believe what was being said about him, and to keep him in the game since he’s been so loyal to so many people.  If you read my last post on Episode #19, you would have seen that this speech fell on sad and deaf ears, as Judd was the one to leave the BB House.  This also answered my questions as to why Amanda and McCrae were sad and hugging each other, and why Judd didn’t want hugs from Helen or Elissa when he was leaving the game.  While the rest of the House was mourning Judd’s picture turning gray on the wall, Helen was trying to make the House forget about Judd.  She told Aaryn that it was the right move to make, and she was just like Janelle for making a move like this, and that she was going to win the game for it.  Oh, Helen!  Telling the House anything they wanted to hear to take away any guilt they felt over Judd leaving so they wouldn’t go after her.  Again, a good move since not many of the players left in the game are playing on a strategic level.

The House Guests then played the next HoH Competition where the BB Backyard was transformed in the BB Diner.  It was another tourney-styled competition where the House Guests were paired off and had to compete in head-to-head rounds.  The first player to place their cherry on the top of their sundae won and continued in the tourney until there was only one person standing.  This person would be the HoH.  Here is ta break-down of what happened in this competition:

Round #1

Helen vs Jessie – Jessie won    Andy vs GinaMarie – Andy won

Amanda vs Spencer – Amanda won   Elissa vs McCrae – McCrae won

Final Four

Jessie vs Andy – Andy won     Amanda vs McCrae – McCrae won

Championship Round

Andy vs McCrae – Andy won HoH!

Andy also has to pick four House Guests to be the Have-Nots for the week.  Aaryn, Jessie, GinaMarie and Helen volunteered for this honour.  Wow!  They must all think they’re safe this week if they’re volunteering to be Have-Nots!

Backtracking for a second, Amanda was whining after McCrae beat her during the HoH Competition.  She was truly upset because McCrae didn’t let her win their match-up.  Really, Amanda!  If you are in such control of the game, does it really matter whether you are HoH or not?  She was carrying on about this to McCare after the competition was over, saying she sucks at everything, and that she just wanted to be HoH, but she wasn’t upset at him.  Helen, continuing her campaign of good will (for herself), went to comfort Amanda with Elissa, telling her that the reason they were still in the game was because of Amanda’s game-play.  When Amanda and McCrae were alone again, McCrae made her see that Andy being HoH this week may have put them in the best place possible.  This was because Andy was part of their Final Four alliance, and he would be doing their dirty work, so their hands would be clean, both of them would not be nominated this week, and both of them still had a crack at HoH next week.

Helen and Andy were talking in Andy’s HoH Room (which they didn’t show this week, probably due to time constraints) about who to nominate this week.  They were both on board for Jessie leaving, but they were divided about who the other nominee should be.  Helen wanted Amanda gone because she was the other big fish the House.  Andy was trying to change Helen’s mind about Amanda, saying that she was trustworthy.  Helen wanted to separate Helen and McCrae, and they would lose the opportunity to do so if they didn’t strike now.  Andy felt stuck between the two heavyweights of the game, but he had to ultimately choose a side that would ultimately get him as far as he could to the  $500 000 prize.

Andy’s choice in nominees will make his choice in which side of the House he was truly on for the remainder of the game.  At the Nomination Ceremony, it was crystal clear where Andy’s loyalties lay.  He chose Jessie and Spencer as this week’s nominees.  Andy was on Amanda’s side of the House.

A line in the sand has been truly been drawn in the House between Amanda and Helen.  People will be scrambling on to one side or the other.  Which side am I cheering for?  As much as I want the Mom Squad to come out victorious in BB 15, I’m not sure they have much steam left in the game unless they make a huge move with the next few weeks to thin out some of Amanda’s allies in the House like Amanda as done to Helen.  Helen has to watch her back, and her actions, if she wants to make a bit longer in the game, or else she really will be the next big target.  Will Jessie or Spencer win the PoV to take themselves off the block?  Will Helen try to get Amanda out of the House if the PoV is used?  Will Amanda start gunning for Helen?  Hopefully, all of these questions will be answered in the next BB 15 episode.  Come back to by blog to find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese!