Big Brother 14, Episode #19 – Ian’s Mission: Accomplished?

Hey Readers!

It was a special episode of BB.  It was a double eviction night! That’s right, two houseguests will be leaving the BB House in one night.  For those of you not familiar with BB, this means that someone will an HoH for about 30 minutes.  It’s great if you have someone in your sights, and you want to get rid of them, but you don’t get to enjoy the other HoH perks, like having an HoH Room, or safety from slop for a week.  Will Ian’s silent mission of getting rid of the Boogie, and eventually Frank, be accomplished tonight, or will the House get swayed by Boogie’s rhetoric, sending Jenn home?  Read on to find out.

Boogie was still reeling from Shane’s decision not to put Dan up on the block. He spoke with Shane about this choice in Shane’s HoH Room along with a gaggle of other houseguests present.  Boogie thought he was being jerked around.  If you remember my last BB post, Boogie thought he could influence Shane’s veto choice by speakjng to him right before the Veto Ceremony.  Boogie has to stop believing his own hype and realize everything can’t go his way all the time.  Shane told Boogie he didn’t jerk him around, and he made a move that would benefit his game.

Boogie was then pressuring Dan to admit it was he that has become the turncoat of their alliance.  Ian, the real turncoat, just sat quietly while Dan, once again, took the heat for Ian’s actions.  That’s really uncool, Ian.

When Jenn and Shane were alone, she then asked him why he would put her on the block.  Shane told her she was a pawn, and that Boogie was the target.  No one likes being the pawn, so Jenn then asked why he didn’t put Joe up.  Shane explained to her that she had nothing to worry about.  Jenn was still wary about this plan once their talk was over.

During the live portion of the show, Julie Chen informed to the houseguests about the double eviction happening that night. The houseguests were shocked and excited about what was to come.  They were also told that the second person evicted that night would become the first jury member, being sequestered at the BB Jury House until Finale Night.

At the Live Vote and Eviction, Jenn gave the “I Love  Everyone” speech, then commented on how it was uncool of her former Coach and teammate to be campaigning against her, and to vote for whoever will advance their game.  Boogie thanked family and friends, then turned to Joe, telling him it was payback time since he saved Joe last week.  The vote was 5-2 to keep Jenn in the House.  I was cheering so loud when I saw Boogie’s hopes and threats die before his eyes.  During his goodbyes, Ian and Boogie spoke to each other, then Boogie told Frank than Ian couldn’t be trusted, then walked out the door.  During the Farewell Messages after Julie Chen’s interview, Boogie learned of Ian’s betrayl.  Boogie was proud of what, he felt, he taught Ian in order to get him evicted.  Thanks, Ian, for inflating his ego even further!  At least Part One of Ian”s plan has come to fruition.

The houseguests then got ready for the HoH Competition, Before or After.  The houseguests had to guess if a certain event Julie Chen described happened before or after another event occured. The winner was the player that got all of the questions right.  At the end of the game, Ian finally came out victorious.  It is bitter-sweet, though, because he finally has power in the House, but it will rushed and short-lived.  Now Ian has a chance to complete his mission in one night.  Let’s see if he can do it.

Everyone was rushed into the House to have the Nomination Ceremony. Ian had about two minutes to decided that he wanted Frank and Ashley up for eviction.  Ah, is this sweet revenge for his failed showmance with Ashley, or is there something else going on that we don’t know about?

Somewhere Over the Veto was the PoV Competition.  The HoH, the Nominees, Shane, Dan and Joe had to find two clovers at the end of their lanes, then had to get the veto.symbol and race to hit the buzzer in order to win the PoV.  After racing back and forth along their lanes, Frank won the PoV to save himself from joining Boogie on the outside of the BB House.

The houseguests then rushed back inside for the PoV Meeting.  Of, course, Frank took himself off the block, forcing Ian to replace him with another player.  Poor Joe was them bestoded with this honour.

At the second Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony, Ashley gave a speech that made no sense.  Surprisingly, Joe just stood up and sat down.  It was probably because of the yammering speech the last time he was in this position.  The vote was 5-1 to evict Ashley.  She became the first BB Jury member, and will be sequestered at the BB Jury House.

Wow! That was a lot of BB for one night.  It got my mind whirling, wondering what to make of Ian’s nominations.  I think Ian’s plans were slightly foilled by Frank’s good luck, or his poor decision making. Why not backdoor Frank to make sure he couldn’t win PoV to save himself?  Was revenge really the reason Ashley was put up?  I can’t wait for the next episode to find out the answers to these questions.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 14, Episode #18 – Ian a Master-mind?

Hey Readers!

I’m excited about giving you the scoop in this episode.  There was so much happening between he houseguests, Ian master-minded putting Boogie and Frank on the block together, and then the Veto Competition happens…I know, I know.  Let’s just get to it!

Boogie and Frank were still wondering how they wound up on the block, and, more importantly, who put them there.  They both think it was Dan or Britney who master-minded this coup, but low and behold, it was their “loyal pal” Ian who was behind it all. 

They went to Shane to find out some information, and Shane told them he heard the two of them were gunning for him, so he felt he had to strike first.  When asked where he heard this from, he did not give up his source.  With his swift wit, Shane came up with the idea to throw Britney under the bus for his decision to put them up for eviction, telling them that she was pressuring him to make a big move.  Way to hide under Britney’s skirts, Shane! 

Shane then let Britney in on his encounter with Boogie and Frank.  She was livid with him.  She had to then go to Boogie and Frank to do damage control for Shane’s blunder.  Boogie then went fishing for more information with Britney.  The boys now placed the blame for their predicament on Dan. 

Britney then let out her frustrations on Shane, pretty much telling him he should have been a man and owned up to his decisions instead of pointing the finger at her.  Shane then whinned about having to get his hands dirty.  Wake up, Shane!  Remember what reality game show you signed up for? It was Big Brother.  You may have to get your hands dirty once in a while.  Suck it up, man!

Boogie and Frank then move onto Dan with their investigation.  They told him they were upset they felt like they looked like fools to he rest of the House.  Dan, of course, denied telling Shane what he heard.Boogie then had Britney and Shane join their party to get the real story.Britney asked Boogie and Frank straight out if they were coming after Shane and herself.  They did their song and dance to avoid any blame for making this comment.  Britney commented in the Diary Room she was surprised Boogie didn’t remember telling Ian he was gunning for Shane and Britney.  This would have saved Boogie a lot of time if he had.  Since Dan still not devulge his source, Boogie and Frank decided that Dan was indeed the one behind their nominations.

I wanted to be a part of this week’s Veto Competition.  Candy World was the name of the game.  The HoH, the Nominees, along with Jenn, Ian amd Ashley had five minutes to look around the delectable displays of sugary delight.  For each round, they then had to guess how many of a certain type of candy was on each display.  For each round they won, they earned a lollypop.  The first person to earn three lollypops won the game and the Power of Veto.  Once again, to my dismay, Frank saves his butt from eviction and won this competiotion.

Boogie saw the trouble he was in and began to get to work to change his fortunes.  His plan of action: rally the troops against Dan.  He gathered the Floaters and presented his pitch about Dan being a bigger threat to them in this game than he was.  They should then pressure Shane to name Dan as the replacement nominee for Frank.  By getting the Floaters on his side, Boogie figured he then had the numbers to boot Dan out the door.  He also presented his plan to Britney and and Shane.  He tried to appeal to Britney’s sympathies by telling her he and Frank no longer blamed her for the nominations, even resorting to tears at one point, to sell his idea to her.  Britney was not as gullible as Boogie thought.  She didn’t fall for Boogie’s tears.

Boogie then decided to work on Shane man-to-man.  He told Shane that Dan was dangerous, and how Dan will win the game if he remained in the House.  Boogie’s strategy was this: if he was he last person to speak to Shane, that he would be able to influence Shane enough to get Shane to go along with his plan.  While this was happening, Britney was getting worried about the amount of time Boogie was spending with Shane alone.

At the Veto Ceremony, Frank took himself off the block.  Shane then had to name a replacement for Frank.  Everyone in the House was a bit shocked to hear his replacement for Frank…it was Jenn!  I guess Shane figured no one would really vote for Jenn with Boogie being on he block with her.  Boogie was upset that his plan failed.  Jenn was also upset about her nomination, and she was now fired up and ready to really start playing the game.  Why start now, Jenn!  All you have to do to make it throught this eviction is to sit tight and keep your mouth closed.  Please don’t cause any waves, or it will be your butt out the door, not Boogie’s!

This episode was a whole lot of back of back and forth between the BB players.  Poor Dan, getting blamed for Ian’s rouse.  I hope Ian can keep himself under wraps for a little bit longer.  I have my fingers and toes crossed for Boogie to be the packing his bags in the next episode.  Come back to find out if Ian’s deception is successul.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 14, Episode #17 – The Silent Six Silenced?

Hello Readers!

We are at the start of another crazy week in the BB House.  The show left viewers hanging for days waiting to see how this week’s HoH competition was going to end.  It was especially important to have power this week because of the shaky shape the Silent Six alliance is in.  With the promise of HoH, as well as the $10 000 and safety for a week up for grabs, the houseguests were slipping, sliding and falling everywhere to snatch up one of these prizes.  Let’s see how the houseguests faired in this competition.

Since Frank couldn’t compete because he was the our-going HoH, he was hoping that his alliance, relying heavily on Boogie, to win HoH.  Frank can’t trust most of his Silent Six members, especially Dan and Britney, because they have Danielle and Shane’s ear, and he knows they are only tolerating his presence in their alliance.

Frank became increasingly frustrated with Boogie during this competition because he was trying to win the money instead of the HoH.  I think this should be telling you something about your partner in crime, Frank.  If money is more important to Boogie than having your back, then maybe Boogie doesn’t have your best interest at heart.  This also shows Boogie’s arrogance.  I think he believes that since he has Frank as his puppet and human shield, as well as an allince that makes up about half of the House, that he doesn’t need to go for HoH, or at least safety for a week.  Boogie should know, from experience, that you should never whole-heartedly trust the word of anyone in this game.  Maybe this will come back and bite Boogie in the butt?

After hours of body-bruising action, this is how the competition ended: Boogie won the money, Britney won safety for the week, and once again, Pretty Boy Shane won the HoH.

The show then went to a clip that was shot before Wil’s eviction.  Ian and Boogie were in the Storage Room talking strategy.  Ian asked who Boogie would put up for eviction if he won HoH.  He told Ian he would want Shane out of the House, but he was also juggling around the idea of having Britney leave as well.

Ian dutifully reported back to The Quack Pack with the intell he gained from Boogie.  Britney suggested to Shane that both Boogie and Frank should be on the block this week, and then let the both of them battle it out.  Shane was not fully on board with this plan because it would put even more blood on his hands where Frank and Boogie were concerned.  Uh, Shane, this Big Brother.  If you don’t get your hands dirty, you’ll find yourself evicted from the game. Britney then brought up the point that the two of them had no qualms with getting rid of Janelle when the rest of The Silent Six initially didn’t want her to leave.  Dan added that this was the perfect time for a big move like this to be made in this game, and they may not have another opportunity to get rid of one of them.

Oh, Ian! I thought he had given up on winning Ashley’s affections.  I was so wrong!  Ian wanted to make Ashley forget all about what may have happened with Frank,  and for her to only have eyes for him.  He asked her out on a second date, and she accepted.  He even went to the trouble of removing the Chia Pet from his armpits to impress this woman.  On their date, Ian served Ashley some of the pizza he made for her, then tried to recapture the magic they experienced on their first date.  Their conversarion was so mesmorizing that Ashley looked as though she was in a daze…a sleep deprived daze that is!  Yeah, Ashley was bored to death, and Ian didn’t even notice.  Ashley told the Diary Room that the magic was gone between them, and that they were good friends.  On the other hand, Ian still thought he had a chance of winning Ashley’s heart, and that their date went well.  I wonder when the rose-coloured glasses will come off for Ian?

Shane and Joe were talking game-play in his HoH Room.  He wanted to use Joe to tell him of any information he hears around the House from either Boogie and Frank or the other Floaters.  Joe was on board with Shane’s orders.  Apparently, Joe has sworn his fealty to King Shane, even vowing to lay down his BB life in this game to save Shane if he could.  Shane was awkwardly touched by Joe’s oath of loyalty.  Now that he had Joe on his side, he felt better about the plan to get rid of Boogie and Frank.

The players found a trail of balls going from the patio doors to the arcade room.  When they looked in the claw machine they found a cube with a question mark at the top of the balls.  Ian thought this was forshadowing the return of Pandora’s Box.  In the BB game, Padora’s Box has caused trouble for many players, while showering rewards on others.  It has even changed the outcome of the game in some cases.  Shane got spooked when he saw the cube, and Britney went to calm him down.  Shane was afraid that the cube would bring some kind of power to the during his HoH week, and ruin his chances of winning.  Britney reassured him that this would not happen, and reminded him of why they needed to go ahead with their plan as is.  Shane still wasn’t reassured by Britney’s calming words.

At the Nomination Ceremony, it was revealed that Boogie and Frank were indeed chosen to be put on the block.  Boogie and Frank were somwhat shocked when they didn’t see their keys.  Shane gave one the lamest Nomination Ceremony speeches ever.  Shane said he put both guys on the block because all of the prizes and twists that have helped them get this far in the game.  It made no sense at all!  His speech just sort of fell out his mouth.

Oh, Readers, how the tables have turned for Boogie and Frank!  Will things turn ugly between them because they’re both on the block, or will they work together to find a way to pull both of their behinds out of the fire.  Unless something weird happens, it looks like The Silent Six alliance has been hushed for good.  Only way to find out what happens next to the houseguests is to pop back in on my blog and check out the action. Thanks for reading!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.