Big Brother 15, Episode #8 – Turn Around is Fair Play

Hiya Readers!

This was one of the most emotionally charged episodes of the season yet!  Yelling, name calling, crying, changes of allegiances, you know, all of the things that make BB so popular to watch.  What else happened in the House with Helen as it’s HoH?  Continue reading and you’ll see!

Frustration between the House Guests finally came to a boil as Nick was evicted from the game.  I mentioned in my last BB 15 post that GinaMarie fell apart, crying hysterically all over the House.  All of this happened before the HoH Competition.  When she wasn’t wailing over the loss of her one-sided showmance, she was taking a temper tantrum, scream and shouting threats to those who voted Nick out of the game, swearing to exact vengeance on them.  The House Guests she was yelling at were in scattered around the House, shaking their heads at what GinaMarie was saying.

After the HoH Competition, Jeremy was miserable because the power has shifted away from his side of the House, and the Moving Company is crumbling.  He decided that he had to look out for his own game from this moment on, so he went to speak to Helen in the Have-Not Room (which they did not show off to my recollection), applauding Helen’s game-play, and sucking up to the Mom Squad any way he could.

Aaryn, GinaMarie, and Kaitlin took a different approach to dealing with the power shift.  They were upset and worried about Helen taking their HoH Room away from them.  They were also wondering which of them would be chosen to nominated to go on the block this week.  It was really sad to see the three of them sulking like children because things were not going their way.

Team Aaryn continued began taking their frustration on being on the wrong side of the House on other players.  They ganged up on Jessie for changing sides by verbally attacking her while she was in her bed.  Aaryn then took a hissy fit and trashed Candice’s bed, tossing the sheets and mattress flying across the room. Judd popped his head into the room to see what was going on, and got yelled at by Team Aaryn.  They then continued to attack Jessie, calling her all sort of things because she lied to them about who she was voting out the House.  Candice then entered the room to find her bed in shambles, and being attacked by Team Aaryn as well.  Both Aaryn and GinaMarie started talking their horrible version of ghetto talk to her to egg Candice on, and Candice was yelling back, trying to defend herself.  Way to go, Team Aaryn! Since one of you can’t stand up for yourself, you can only attack people in packs while your “victim” is alone.  You’re really justifying why all of you should go up on the block and be evicted!

Thank goodness for Howard! He overheard the verbal cat-fight and stepped in to diffuse the situation.  He took Candice out of the room, and talked her down so she wouldn’t go back into the room and continue the fight.  He also got Candice to turn the other cheek about Team Aaryn and their delightful comments.  Oh, Howard!  You’re such a good guy!

Team Aaryn turned their tirade back onto Jessie.  Jessie was defending Candice, and the other ladies in the room were trying to tell Jessie that the Mom Squad and their new allies were talking smack about her, but, thankfully, Jessie didn’t believe them and their petty accusations.  Jessie had to remind these ladies of the smack they’ve been dishing out all over the House, and that they are victimizing themselves.

Later on, when the House simmered down, GinaMarie was crying, again, on the couch with Aaryn watching her.  Candice noticed GinaMarie crying and went over to her to see if she could help GinaMarie get over whatever she was going through.  Both GinaMarie and Aaryn saw the great person she was, and apologized for their words and actions.  Candice confessed that she accepted their apologies, but she didn’t believe they were being sincere, especially in Aaryn’s case.  She said after GinaMarie stopped crying, she would pretend they didn’t exist because she couldn’t trust them.

This week’s Have/Have-Not Competition was a stinky affair.  The House was split into three teams:

Blue                                            Red                                                 Yellow
Howard                                   Judd                                                Spencer
Kaitlin                                     McCrae                                           Andy
GinaMarie                             Amanda                                         Elissa
Aaryn                                     Jessie                                              Candice

One person from each team had to stand in a huge bucket of curdling rotten milk and pass this milk by tossing it out of their smaller bucket to another teammate, and they continue this until they can pour it into a huge jar at the end of the line.  The last team to finish will be the Have-Nots this week.  The Red team finished the competition quickly, cheering their victory.  Howard confessed he was trying to throw the Competition by tossing the milk on GinaMarie, and pretending to have trouble getting milk into his bucket.  He wanted for his teammates to suffer just that much more this week because of all of the waves they were making in the House.  Howard’s plan was done all in vane, though, as McCrae was even worse than Howard was pretending to be in this challenge.  Howard’s teammates were still able to fill their jar before the Yellow Team could, making Team Yellow the Have-Nots for the week.

After the competition, Jeremy swallowed his pride and told Helen about the Moving Company, how he blames McCrae for turning on their alliance and on Aaryn.  Helen was so elated because Candice’s suspicions were right, and Nick leaving really was the best decision to make.   Helen then asked Jeremy if he would care.if Kaitlin went up.  He said as long as his butt was safe, he didn’t care whether Kaitlin went up or not.  Wow!  What happened to all of your chivalry from last week, Jeremy, telling Kaitlin you’d tell her if anyone was after her, and making sure she didn’t go anywhere.  All of that huffing and puffing to the Moving Company about keeping Kaitlin safe, practically ruining your alliance last week for nothing!  Lovely, just lovely, Jeremy!

Howard also stopped by the HoH Room and had a chat with Helen.  When asked about the Moving Company, he denied it.  Why?  Howard, your alliance is D-E-A-D!  Why try to hold on to it?  This just made your stock plummet in Helen’s eyes, warning her that she can’t you.

At the HoH Nomination Ceremony, guess which two House Guests were chosen as Nominees? Yeppers!  It was Kaitlin and Aaryn!  Helen fed them some bull about how they were strong competitors, and how they will get their chance to get off the block by winning the PoV.  Helen then confessed she’s after bigger fish, and to wait for her to reveal her plan later on in the week.

I know, so much went on during this episode!  It was really something to watch.  Team Aaryn really have to stop being babies about their lot in the game, and do something about it.  Did they forget that this could happen to them in the game. Who will be this week’s MVP?  Who will this person nominate as the third person on the block?  Will Team Aaryn continue apologizing to other House Guests over their actions?  Who wiol win the PoV? All of these questions will (hopefully) be answered within my next post!

Until.my.next.post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 14, Episode # 12 – Danielle: Loosing Grip on Power?

Hey There Readers!

I was kind of happy at first about Danielle winning HoH, but after this episode, I’m not so sure I am anymore. I mean, sure, nominating Wil and Frank, two players that are threats in this game in their own ways, but there are also bigger fish to fry around the House. She is taking advice Dan who has his own end-game, and may not be looking out for her best interests. Let’s see how Danielle handles her power on the House.

After the Nominarion Ceremony, Danielle and Wil go up to her HoH Room. Danielle was crying, sad about putting Wil up as a pwan. Wil doesn’t believe her, but he tells her that things are cool between them, just in case she decides to take him off the block.

Janelle and Dan were talking in the HoH Room about how Boogie and Frank were complaining about the nominations, as well as how they were talking strategy so blatantly in public. They were worried that the Coaches deal was going to fall through because of Frank’s continual presence in the House. They decided to try and work on Boogie to see if he would be able to get rid of Frank.

Dan took Boogie into the Storage Room to talk strategy. Boogie was upset over the fact that he looked like an idiot, may be backdoored due to how the nominations went, and how he thought Danielle felt about him. This is what really bothers me about players like Boogie in this game. They like to dish out all of the punishments in the House, but they think it’s unfair to receive any of it. It’s a game, Boogie! You can tell he was just one of those kids who didn’t play well in the sandbox. Dan tried to smooth things over by agreeing with whatever Boogie said, but also slid in the possibility of Frank leaving the House this week. Boogie was against this idea, and said that if he got the chance to win the Veto Competition, he would save Frank from eviction. Red flag waving, anyone?

Since Frank was nominated, again, and saw how guarded Boogie is of him, Ian did the first smart thing in this game. He went to Britany and Dan to see if he could work with them to save his butt. I’m not sure if you remember me writing about this in my first BB post, but this is the strategy he wanted to use before he entered the game. Britany told Ian he had to be loyal to their alliance. Ian wanted to have Frank’s safety, but the reaction he received to this idea, he then began to think that he would be safer in the House if Frank was gone.

Frank decided to talk to Janelle in the bathroom. Janelle was trying to clear some of the bad blood that was spilt between them, but in no way was she trying to be on good terms with him. Britany witnessed their exchange, and misinterpreted the situation. She thought Janelle was going against their alliance and getting buddy-buddy with Frank.

Letting her cattiness get the best of her, she ran off to complain to Danielle about what she saw instead of asking Janelle about what happened. Oh, Ladies of BB14! In order to be successful at this game, you have to play less catty and more stratigically. This fueled the suspicious feelings Danielle had towards Janelle. Dan saw this and was beginning to think that he may not be able to get rid of Frank and keep all of the Coaches together like he hoped.

At the Veto Competition, Field of Veto, the HoH the nominees, along with Wil, Shane and Jenn, had to roll a baseball on a ramp and try to score as many points as possible during each round. The person with the lowest score after each round was eliminated, and has to pick a prize or punishment. They are able to trade with another player for their prize. The winner is the person who ended up with the PoV at the end of the Competition. After many rolls and swaps, here is how the game concluded:
Frank – had to wear a “Spiritard” for a week
Jenn – won a trip to Maui
Ian – had to live a dog’s life for a day
Wil – won $5000
Shane – got a ticket to compete in the next PoV competiton; and
Danielle – won the PoV.

Boogie doesn’t like Danielle having all of the power in the House, so he decided he and Frank had to figure out how to get an “in” with Danielle in order to get Frank off the block. When he spoke to Danielle, he used the only card he knew would get her to reconsider changing her mind about Frank: the “I-Hate-Janelle” card. That sparked a charge in Danielle. Oh, Danielle, here we go again with the playing with your emotions instead of with your head strategy. Boogie then planted this seed with Dan to have it solidified in Danielle’s mind.
The Coaches then got together to talk strategy. Boogie took this opportunity to make Dan and Britany believe that Janelle couldn’t be trusted. Since Boogie was not willing to let Frank go on the block, Boogie suggested that Ashley should take Frank’s place. Janelle didn’t want more of her former players leaving the House, so after a slight pause, she said not this week. This, for some reason, put doubt in Dan’s mind about Janelle’s motives. What bothers me about Dan’s thoughts is that he is suspicious of Janelle’s motives, but he is not suspicious of why Boogie is so set against not letting Frank go to show good faith to the other Coaches.

Britany and Dan told Danielle about the meeting, trusting Boogie, how Janelle could no longer be trusted, and having Janelle backdoored. Ian, who was also present at this meeting was backing having Frank stay in the House. Even though it went against her better judgement, Britany went along with the majority on this new plan. Britany and Dan then went to Boogie to solidify the plan and to set conditions on their new alliance – The Slient Six.

At the Veto Meeting, Danielle used the Veto to remove Wil from the block, and surprised Janelle by using her as Wil’s replacement. This change in nominations also had some mixed reactions to the rest of the houseguests.

Come on, Houseguests! Boogie should not have gotten away with this plan. He has hijacked Danielle’s HoH week, and she doesn’t even realize it. Way to control the House, Danielle. Readers, they all have watched Boogie at work, yet they think they can still trust him? Un.be.leav.able. And poor Janelle! A possible backdooring. If Boogie pulls this one off, this is showing how desparate he is to get Janelle out. He’s afraid of her in this game, so he has to resort to backdooring. Really, it’s a few steps down for him. Well, Readers, come back for my next BB Post find out if Boogie’s able to pull off this scheme against Janelle.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.