Big Brother 15, Episode #31: Well, That Was Sort of Expected!

Hello Readers!

It the last Double Eviction Night of the season! Oh, Readers, these nights are always fun to watch because two people leave the House in one night, but you usually are able to find out who the second House Guest is that’s getting evicted because there isn’t much time for people to make deals.   Will Amanda be one of the House Guests evicted, or will Spencer’s luck run out?  Read on to find out!

Now that Amanda’s fate was all but sealed, she decided to go to Elissa to do the somewhat unthinkable: to ask Elissa for her vote to stay in the House.  Amanda told Elissa that if she stayed, there would be 3 people having her back (Amanda, McCrae and Andy), forming a Final Four deal.  She also reminded Elissa that if Amanda left, then Elissa would be following close behind her.  Elissa took Amanda’s words to heart, and decided to go along with this plan.  To seal the deal, Elissa gave Amanda her wedding ring as collateral.

Elissa let McCrae and Andy in on her deal with Elissa.  Andy confessed he was worried because if he didn’t vote for Amanda to leave, his scheme would be found out, hurting his chances at winning the game.  McCrae told Amanda not to trust Elissa, because she could double-cross you.

After Andy met with Amanda, he made a bee line straight to The Exterminators to share this information with them.  While Andy was squealing to his real alliance, Amanda and McCrae spoke about how their plan had to work, and how Andy wouldn’t flip on them.  Amanda felt Andy was the only person they could trust in the House.

Before the Live Vote and Eviction, Julie Chen told the House Guests about this episode being the 500t episode of Big Brother, as well as the second Double Eviction Night they were about to go through.  The House Guests were both excited and worried about what was going to happen throughout the evening.  When it came time for the Nominees to speak, Spencer gave a shout out to his family and friends at home.  Amanda told the House Guests that they were like family to her, and that could benefit from her staying in the House.  The Vote was an interesting one, Readers.  This week was the first time there was a tie for Eviction.  GinaMarie, as HoH, had to make the final decision as to who stayed.  After putting on her baseball cap, she “politely” told Amanda to “get the steppin’.”  For those of you who don’t know what this means, GinaMarie wanted Amanda out of the House.  Yes, Amanda is out of the House!  Oh, happy day!  Before Amanda left the House, she turned to Andy and told him she thought she could trust him.  Andy said that she still could and went through the door.

Again, I don’t usually talk about Julie Chen’s exit interviews, but Amanda’s was a bit entertaining.  Basically, Julie Chen asked Amanda whether she thought she as a bully to some of the House Guests.  Amanda answered that she didn’t think she was a bully.  Julie pressed Amanda a bit further, giving Elissa as an example, and Amanda responded that it was her game-play, and that she wasn’t like this in her life away from the game.  Julie Chen also asked Amanda about the exchange between herself and Andy.  She said it was for the benefit of those in the House, and that it was fake.  She was trying to save Andy from any suspicion of being loyal to her.  When viewing the Goodbye Messages, Andy told Amanda that he had voted for her to be evicted because it was best for his game.  Let’s just say that Amanda was none too please to see this message after being evicted.

The remaining House Guests were ready to play Go Fetch, the HoH Competition for this Double Eviction Night.  The House Guests had to race across part of the BB Backyard to a dog pen to find 2 dog bones hidden under a pile of straw-like material.  They could only take one bone to their doggy bowl at a time.  The first competitor to find both bones then grab a key to open their pen would win the HoH position.  McCrae scrambled to finish first, making him the Ho for the night.

After getting bombarded by some of the House Guests as to who he should nominate, he chose GinaMarie and Elissa as his nominees for Eviction.

At the Veto Competition, The BB 500, all 6 House Guests had to push their car through a race course maze in order to win the Power of Veto.  It was had to guess who would win this Comp, but, surprisingly, Judd was victorious, winning this ever so important PoV.

At the Veto Meeting, after hearing GinaMarie and Elissa’s reasons as to why he should use the PoV on them, Judd decided not to use the Veto.

At the second Live Vote and Eviction, it was pretty apparent who was going home based on the looks on certain people’s faces.  By a unanimous 3-0 vote, Elissa was the next House to be exterminated by The Exterminators.  It was sad to see Elissa leave the House.  I had grown fond of her, and I wanted her to make it to at least the Final Three.  The Mom Squad is officially out of the BB House.

Wow, Readers!  The show went by in a blur!  I’m sure we’ll be getting all of the back story to this Eviction Night, as well as the next HoH Comp in the next episode of BB 15.  This episode was fantastic, but also not surprising.  I went from being o top of the world to being a bit sad.  At least my last pick, Andy is still working his butt off to stay in the game.  Maybe he’ll be the next HoH, as it will guarantee that person a one-way ticket into the Final Four.  Who will win the HoH this week?  Will McCrae’s decision to get rid of Elissa bite him in the butt now that he’s alone in the House?  Will The Exterminators make it through without any casualties?  Come back to my blog to see how everything plays out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #19: It’s a 2-for-1 Special!

Hey Readers!

It’s Double Eviction Night!  It’s a night on BB 15 when 2 people leave the BB House on the same night, as well as a whole week of competitions (except the Have-Not competition) are played.  These nights are so much fun to watch because the House Guests become even more, and if there’s no room for error, either.  You can really see where a player’s allegiance lies, too, as there is no real time to plan a strategy, or to try and recover from saying or doing something stupid.  It’s do or die time, and, well, someone’s gotta go!  Who were the two unlucky characters to get the boot out of the BB House?  Continue reading below and find out!

After welcoming the audience to the Double Eviction Night, Julie Chen announced that, from this point on, the House Guests that are evicted from the game will become part of The Jury who selects who will ultimately win BB 15!  Yeah, I know, 9 jury members!   Usually there are 7, but since this season started so early, I guess the producers figured they’d add 2 more members!

Now, getting to the show itself…Amanda figured she’d better start playing nice in order to save her butt from Eviction.  She went to Jessie to “reason” with her about their fight a few days ago.  Amanda even said she would support Jessie to the end of the game!  Can you smell the desperation Amanda must have been feeling in order to say that to get Jessie to change her mind?

Amanda then spoke to her secret alliance of McCrae, Judd and Andy about trusting each until the end of the game.  In the Diary Room, she confessed she didn’t truly trust Judd.  To her, he had been acting a bit shady, and this didn’t sit well with her.

Candice, Elissa and Jessie were trying to figure out ways to save Candice from Eviction.  They thought the only way to get this done would be to switch the Vote to Amanda.  Jessie went to talk to Helen to see if she could use her sway to accomplish this task.  Helen said she would need to have all of her allies on board in order to do this.

Jessie then went to her buddy, Judd, and asked if he would vote Amanda out as well.  Judd confessed in the Diary Room that if he went along with this plan, it would completely change the outcome of the game.

Helen went to her confidant, Andy with this plan.  Oh, Helen, if you only knew how close Andy was to Amanda, and that Andy squeals EVERYTHING e hears around the House to her.  Andy confessed in the Diary Room that if he did this, he would lose one of is biggest allies in the game, and that this plan may not be the best one for his game.

Candice was doing everything she could to stay.  She went back to Helen to see if there was anything she could  to change the Vote.  Candice told Helen that the House was crazy to want Amanda to stay because she’ll win if she doesn’t leave soon, and that she knew Helen had enough clout around the House to make things happen.  Helen’s weak defense was that Amanda hasn’t done anything against her.  Candice warned her it was only a matter of time until Amanda did.  Helen confessed in the Diary Room that if Amanda was to leave the House that the next big target would be her.

The show then went back to Julie Chen and the live studio audience.  Julie Chen spoke to the House Guests and told them she had good and bad news for them.  The good news was that the Jury would begin that night with the next evicted House Guest.  The bad news was that it was also a Double Eviction Night, and just because you’re on the Jury doesn’t mean you’re out of the game.

It was then time for the first Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony of the show.  Wen it was time for the nominees’ final words, Candice used her time to cuss GinaMarie out, making Julie Chen have to yell at them to stop.  Spencer thanked his family and the House Guests for the summer.  Amanda greeted her family, and said she was giving the same speech as last week.  There is no need to break down the Vote for this Eviction.  It was an unanimous decision:  Candice was evicted from the BB House, and was the first member of The Jury.

After Julie Chen spoke with Candice, it was time to start off the next week of BB 15 in one night.  Summer School was the name of the HoH Competition.  It would suck to be the HoH on a Double Eviction Night because you only hold this had position for about 40 minutes, yet you are ineligible to compete in the next HoH Competition.  You have no real time to strategize about who to nominate, and you put a large target on your back.  In this competition, the players, except GinaMaire, had to answer questions about items and events within the BB House.  They had to say whether it was more or less than what Julie Chen asked.  After just 4 rounds of play, Aaryn came out as the winner and the HoH!

Aaryn had so many voices in her ear, trying to tell her who she should nominate for Eviction.  When it was time for Aaryn to give her nominees for Eviction, Julie Chen told the House that the MVP twist was now over, so from this point on, there would be only two nominees for Eviction each week.  The House seemed relieved at this news, since they didn’t know for sure who it was for the last two weeks.  Aaryn then told the House that she chose Spencer and Jessie for Eviction.

The show then went to the PoV Competition called Nailed It!  The players (Amanda, Judd, Andy, Aaryn , Spencer and Jessie) had to find  6 different sized nails that fit into certain holes on a Veto board.  Once they found all of them and hit their buzzer, and they were put into the right holes, they would win the PoV.  If the nails were in the wrong holes and they used the buzzer, they would be eliminated from the competition. It didn’t take Aaryn too long to complete this game, winning the PoV, holding all of the power to decide who stays or goes on the block.

Before the PoV Ceremony, Aaryn was pulled aside by Helen, giving her more advise.  Yeah, Helen, you really don’t have any clout around the House.  The cameras also showed Amanda and McCrae holding each other and crying.  Was one of them going to be back-doored? Aaryn put my suspicions to rest by revealing what she was going to do with the Power of Veto.  She vetoed Jessie’s nomination, and replaced her with Judd!  She told him if she didn’t do this, she would be evicted next week.  How gracious of you, Aaryn!  You can never take any responsibility for your own actions in the House, can you?  Judd?  He was a pal of hers, as well as the rest of the House.

It was quickly time for the second Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony of the night.  Spencer thanked the House Guests, again, for the summer, and that he wanted to stay and play.  Judd told the House he loved all of them, and pleaded with them to keep him in the game.  He also said what was being said about him was wrong, and to change their minds about their vote.  It was another unanimous decision.  Judd was sent packing out of the BB House.  It was the first time this season I saw just about the whole House sad about someone leaving the game.  I say just about because Helen and Elissa were the only ones for really upset, and Judd didn’t want them to hug him.  Whoa, that’s huge, since Judd was such a nice guy.  I liked him, he was so real with the House Guests.

Well, Readers, this wraps up Double Eviction Night!  It was a crazy one, though.  I loved the Candice-GinaMarie verbal cat-fight!  I can’t wait for Gina-Marie to leave the House.  The best part about Double Eviction Nights is that , unless it’s apparent who the power players are, you never know for sure who will be the second person evicted.  Tonight was one of these nights.  Judd’s quick dismissal from the House left me with a lot of unanswered questions.  Why would Helen go after Judd?  What will happen to the House now that Judd’s gone?  Will new battle lines be drawn because Judd is gone?  We’ll find all of this out when you return to my blog for the next BB 15 episode wrap-up!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 14, Episode #25 – Bon Voyage!

Hey Readers! It’s another Double Eviction Night on BB 14. We will see if Dan was able to do what everyone in the House wasn’t able to do all summer. You know, to send Frank packing. If he is successful, please just give Dan the $500 000 right here and now. If not, maybe Frank will be thrown out during the sped-up week later on in the show. Let’s get cracking and find out what happened to the houseguests in this episode! Dan was beginning to crack a bit under the BB pressure. While speaking to Frank about Joe leaving the House this week, Dan let his backdoor plan slip a bit by suggesting the idea that there was a chance that Joe could stay. Frank was worrying about not being able to compete in the next HoH Competition because of his punishment in the Draw Something PoV Competition, but he really didn’t catch what Dan said. Lucky dog! Frank then brought up their Final Two deal. Dan tried to skip around the question. Hopefully, Frank got the message, but I think that’s very doubtful. Joe and Ian had their heads together as well. Joe wanted to make sure that he was just a pawn in Ian’s decision to use him as a replacement for eviction. Ian assured Joe that this was indeed the case, and advised Joe to just lay low and to keep his mouth shut. In the Diary Room, Ian confessed that the only person that could screw up this plan was Joe, and that he was right not to leave Frank in the game. Joe then does something that could have really hurt his chances in the game. While going to sleep, he starts talking to who he thought was Shane in the bed next to him about strategy. What Joe didn’t know is that it was actually Dan he was speaking to. This got Dan thinking how he couldn’t trust Joe, and maybe Joe should go before Frank. What if that was Frank in the bed and not Dan? Dan had some pros and cons to work out before the eviction. At the Live Vote and Eviction, Julie Chen let the houseguests in on the double evictions happening that evening. The houseguests had mixed emotions about this news. They liked the idea of having one extra person exiting the House that evening, but they didn’t like the idea that they may be that extra peraon walking out the door. Frank seemed relaxed. He gave a shout-out to Boogie, and reminded the houseguests that he wasn’t a threat because he couldn’t compete in the next HoH. Joe.joked about being a threat to anyone in the House, thanked the houseguests for the summer, and told them to vote how they felt would help them best. The vote was 3-1 to have Frank evicted! He really didn’t see the backdoor slamming into his face until Julie announced he was indeed evicted. Bon voyage, happy trails, and get a move on Frank! I couldn’t stand another week of seeing Frank’s smug face in the House, looking as though he was entitled to win the game. He really needed Boogie to play for him. One more down, four more houseguests to get through, Dan! After the short celebration, the HoH Competition, Make Your Case was played. Julie Chen read the pleas of evicted houseguests, and the players had to guess who said it. The player with the most correct answers won HoH. After breaking a three-way tie with Danielle and Jenn, Dan continued to assert his dominance in the House by coming out victorious. Dan promptly namerd Joe and Ian as his Nominees. Swimming with the Sharks was the PoV Competition. All of the players were allowed to compete since there were only six of the left in the House. They had to guide a shark fin through a maze then race back to the beginning of the platform and hit a buzzer to win. Ian blazed through the maze to save himself from eviction. Ian really knows how to pull out a win when it counts. I’m happy he won. I’m not ready to see him leave the game yet. Dan needs someone to compete against. At the Veto Meeting, Ian removed himself from the block. Dan announced that his replacement would be non other than his gal Friday, Danielle. A shocked Danielle took Ian’s seat. I thought he did this to guarantee Joe’s eviction. At the Live Vote and Eviction – Part Two, Danielle said she was not ready to leave the game and asked to be kept in the House. Joe thanked all the houseguests, and reminded them of his loyalty. The vote was 3-0 to evict Joe from the BB House. He wasn’t his Foghorn Leghorn-self. He was graceous, said his goodbyes, then left the House. Dan did it, again! This time, it was to someone who deserved it. Looking back, it wasn’t so much of a backdooring, but more of a total manipulation that Dan did on Frank. Unless Ian and the rest of the House gang up on Dan, there’s nothing to stop Dan from winning everything. The only thing Dan should be focusing on now is how to get Jury Votes, since he has had a hand in sending all of its members there so far, along with the other potential members still in the House. Tread carefully, Dan! Check back into my blog to see if Dan can indeed keep up his dominance over the rest of the House! Until my next post, Readers! Reese.