Big Brother 15, Episode #36: The Winner of Big Brother 15 Is…

Hello, Readers!

I decided to be a bit more formal with you because of this episode’s occasion: it’s Finale Night!  Yes, I’m so excited about tonight because one of my picks to win BB 15 had made it to the Final Three!  Yes, sneaky, yet calculating good guy, Andy has wormed his way to this position in the game along with GinaMarie and Spencer.  Which one of these three will win the pivotal HoH, then get the Jury to vote for them to win $500 000?  Read on and you’ll see!

When we left these three in my last post, the Final Three were competing in Part 1 of a three-part HoH Competition called The Greatest Skate.  House Guests  were being swung around the BB roller rink trying to avoid obstacles on the ground to trip them up.  Spencer was finding it hard to hold to his bar as the producers decided to speed up the cords the bars were attached to.  Spencer just couldn’t hang on any longer, and fell.

Andy and GinaMarie were still hanging tough in the game until they were being sprayed with jets of fog, water and foam.  This made Andy and GinaMarie slip and slide all over the rink until Andy’s footing gave out on him, making him let go of his bar and fall.  GinaMarie won the first of three competitions for the HoH, and a by from competing in Part 2.  She was showered with a golden glitter which she ended up choking on in her excitement. Andy confessed he began to wonder whether his fall could have cost him the game.

Part 2 of the HoH Comp called Crab Grab had the fellas rigged up for some wall climbing as they had to find the faces of the House Guests that had been evicted on crab pieces, then climb up a wall ad put them in the correct order of when they left.  Andy and Spencer got to compete individually, and both had a hard time at this challenge.  In the end, good ol’ Andy won Part 2 of the Comp!  At this point, Spencer felt he had to get GinaMarie and Andy to realize just how easy it would be for them to win the game if they took him to the Final 2 with them in order to win $50 000 and at least second place.

GinaMarie and Andy had a private conversation about what they were going to do should either of them won this HoH.  Andy said he would take GinaMarie since Spencer would beat both of them due to the fact that he has less blood on his hands than the two of them.  GinaMarie confessed in the Diary Room that she would probably go with Andy as well.  She was worried about making this move because she felt she would lose to Andy because he was such a good kid, and he deserves to win the game.  Yet, at the same time, GinaMarie could screw him over because she needed the money as well…

Julie Chen then announced to the viewers that Dr. Will Kirby ( a BB icon) had visited the Jury House to speak to the Jurors about the Final Three, and to get them to think about who they were going to vote for to win the game.  He asked the Jury what made each person worthy of the grand prize.  This got Amanda practically yelling at most of the other Jury members, and even some questionable looks shot at McCrae for his opinions that didn’t agree with those she shared.

The show then went to the Final part of the HoH Competition.  For this final part of this HoH showdown, Julie Chen asked them to finish off a statement given by each of the Jury members.  Julie Chen gave them two possible options as to how each person had responded, and the players had to choose which statement was the correct one.  For every correct answer they gave, they got a point, and if one player had more points than the other, the scales they were put on would lower in their favour.  After answering 8 questions about their Jury members, Andy answered more statements correctly than GinaMarie, making him the last, and the most important HoH of the season.  Yay! My pick has made it into the Final 2!

The show then moved quickly to the last Live Vote and Eviction of the season.   Andy apologized to Spencer, telling him he knew he told him he would take him to the Final 2, but he made a promise to GinaMarie from Day 1 that he would take her to the end of the game.  Spencer was the  last evicted House Guest from the House this season, as well as the final member of the Jury deciding who would win the game.

When Julie Chen interviewed Spencer after his eviction, he told Julie he kind of saw his eviction coming, and he was proud of Andy for staying loyal to GinaMarie for all this time.  He was also proud of the fact that he broke the “Pawn Always Goes Home” curse that lingered around the BB game.

It was now time for the Jury to interrogate the Final 2 to decide which of them would win BB 15.  First, Julie Chen introduced Spencer to the Jury as its last member, and got them up t speed as to what happened in the House.  The Julie Chen let the Jury lose on Andy and GinaMarie.  As usual, the questions, ” What was your biggest move in the game,” “What was your biggest obstacle to overcome,” and “Why should we give you the money” were asked, as well as “Why should we give you our vote when you had offended us and called us cockroaches?” by Candice of GinaMarie.  GinaMarie answered that she was upset by Nick’s leaving, that it was not an personal attack against anyone, and that she loved everyone in the House.  Wow, after cussing Candice and supporting her Eviction, GinaMarie sure does know how to do a 180º turn when $500 000 is on the line!

Then Julie Chen gave the Final 2 their last chance to sway the Jury to choose them to win the season.  GinaMarie continued her love fest, flattering the Jury, telling them how great of an opportunity this prize would be for her, and that she was sorry for offending anyone.  Andy said he played the game with his heart, but that he played the game more with his head.  He went on to say that he played both sides of the House in order to get further in the game.  Then the Jurors each put their key in a box with the name of the House Guest they wanted to win BB 15.

To add more suspense to the evening, Julie Chen then brought out the first 5 evicted House Guests so the Jury and the Final 2 could get a better perspective of what they were able to watch from home.  They spoke about all of the controversial events that happened, and how they were affected both inside and outside the House.

Finally, the moment many of you have been waiting for: the winner of BB 15!  The winner had to have at least 5 votes to win.  This was who the Jurors voted for:

Spencer – Andy; McCrae – Andy; Judd – GinaMarie; Elissa – Andy; Amanda – Andy, Aaryn – GinaMarie; Helen – Andy; Candice – Andy; and Jessie – Andy.

If you add it all up, it was a 7-2 vote for my pick ANDY!!!! YES! My pick finally won a season of a show!  My bad luck curse has finally broken!  I don’t think GinaMarie minded too much, just winning $50 000 for second place, and running straight to a somewhat weary, yet nice Nick.  She didn’t let go of him for the rest of the broadcast!  Nick took it all in stride.

Lastly, Readers, Julie Chen announced the winner of the $25 000 America’s Choice prize.  American viewers were asked to vote on who they thought played the game the best, and they would be awarded this prize.  The top 3 vote-getters were Judd, Elissa ad Howard.  Readers, it was no surprise who won…it was Elissa!  If she was chosen by America to be the MVP 3 weeks in a row, of course they were going to choose her to win this prize, too!

After all of this, Julie Chen thanked the viewers for watching this season, and the theme music closed out the show.  It was kind of sad.  I know they have the show on so often to make up for reruns during the summer, but this was my thing to watch!  Oh well, I have 2 seasons of Survivor to watch until next summer to fill this void!  Thanks, Readers, for popping in to catch up on what was happening in the BB 15 House this season.  I really appreciate your support.  If you didn’t know, I am also posting Survivor 27: Blood vs Water right now, so if you wanted to keep up with Survivor, come back to my blog and check out those posts until Big Brother 16 starts up next summer.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 14, Episode #30 – Finale Night: Brains Over Deception

Hello Readers!

It’s Finale Night!  As mentioned on my Facebook page, I was watching with my celebratory cupcakes in hand, ready to see how this season ends.  Who will be crowned the winner of BB 14?  No, I don’t think the Jury will be giving it to Danielle.  If Dan doesn’t screw up too badly, he should come out on top, unless Ian gets the best of him.  Read on to see who comes out in top!

Dan was still hard at work.  He made a Final Two deal with Ian.  If Ian threw the first part of the HoH Competition, then Dan would take him to the Final Two, kicking Danielle to the curb.  Of course, Dan had a Final Two deal with Danielle as well. Dan told her of the deal he made with Ian, but said it was only to get Ian to drop out of the HoH Competition.  Dan also wanted Danielle to drop out of this part of the Competition, so Dan could take this round and go straight to the final round. 

I didn’t think Ian and Danielle would be so stupid as to trust what anyone would say at this point in the game, but they did!  Ian dropped first, then went inside so Dan could talk to Danielle.  Then Dan wanted Danielle to think the idea to drop out was hers.  Danielle was unsure at first, then she drops!  I was about to start knocking my head on the wall over this.  Really you two!  Ian and Danielle had all of the power over Dan, but they didn’t see it.  I think Dan said it earlier this season when he was coaching Danielle when he said that you shouldn’t be agreeing to deals, that you should be actually making the deal.  They both failed to realize the Jury would credit them for getting rid of Dan and he wouldn’t have any hard feelings, once out of the House, of course.  Dan needed them to take him, not the other way around.  They should be working together to get rid of Dan, not each other.

Dan really wanted to take Danielle to Final Two because, well, it’s a no-brainer.  Most people do not respect Danielle on the Jury, and would see her as a puppet, not a player with a real strategy.  While speaking to Dan, Danielle was sharing her worries about being able to beat Ian in the next competition.  Dan was more concerned with softening up the Jury, and trying to get Danielle to promise to help him in this area by singing Dan’s praises to them.

In Part Two of the final HoH Competition, Danielle and Ian had to scale a bunch of windows and the find the faces of evicted houseguests, then put them in order of their eviction.  The player who accomplished this task the quickest won this round.  Danielle and Ian did this alone in the BB backyard.  Once both players were finished, all three houseguests went into the backyard to find out the results.  Ian beat Danielle by less than a minute to take Part Two.He will now face Dan in the Part Three of the HoH Competition.

Once the houseguests were back inside the House, Dan started celebrating, shouting “Final Two!”  Ian got upset with Dan because Danielle heard Dan what was yelling.  Danielle was furious for two reasons.  She was upset because she wouldn’t get to play for HoH, and because she thought Dan and Ian had something going on behind her back.  Why would she be upset over this, I don’t know.She has a deal with Dan for Final Two, and she knew what Dan has done in the past. What baffled me the most was that she took her frustration out on Ian, and then Ian didn’t think to say that he knew Danielle wasn’t taking him to Final Two.  Dan came out of this unscathed.  Danielle was so furious that she threatened to taint the Jury against Ian if he didn’t take her with him to Final Two.  Maybe Dan’s magic is that good, that even all his bad actions can bounce off of him and stick to other people.

The show then went to the Jury House as they were discussing who the next member will be.  Shane joined the group, and he was still shocked to be out of the game.  They then started talking about the pros and cons of the Final Three. 

They thought Ian had came a long way from Day 1 in the BB House.  He became good at competitions, and could make hard decisions on his own.  Frank and Jenn didn’t like Ian because of his “betrayl” of Boogie, and how he ratted them out to the Quack Pack.

None of them saw many winning qualities in Danielle.  Like me, the Jury saw her as Dan’s puppet, following and doing whatever he wanted, and not doing anything significant by herself in the game.  Shane tried to say that she won competitions, but then he was reminded that she sqandered any power she had by letting Dan control her.

They had a fun time with Dan.  Britney was a fan of Dan’s because of how he played the game, and how dangerous he was as a player.  Jenn agreed with Britney, admiring how he sent so many people packing.  Joe and Frank disagreed with the ladies, saying that his game was dirty.  Dan was also sneaky, and it was the wrong way.to play the game.  The ladies then responded to the guys by saying there are no real rules to playing BB (except for violence against another person), so it didn’t matter whether Dan played dirty or not.  Frank shouldn’t talk.  He played dirty in this game as well.  He’s just being a sore loser.  Most of the Jury Memebers decided that they would.make up their minds at the Finale.

Part Three of the HoH Competition was a “How well do you know your fellow Jury Members” game.  Julie would begin a statement that one of the Jury Memebers had previously recorded.  Dan and Ian had to guess from two possible answers.  The player who guessed the most correct answers out of seven would be the last HoH of the summer.  After a crushing victory (or a thrown competition by Dan), Ian won, giving him the power to take one other person with him to the Final Two!

The show then rushed the Final Three into the BB Livingroom in order to have the Final Eviction.  Most people would have expected Ian to have made the smart move and choose to take Danielle with him. Nope! He said he had to live up to his word and take Dan.  Danielle looked disappointed, even though she would have done the same thing to Ian.  Oh, Ian! This was such a big risk he was taking!

The Jury Memebers were then brought out and asked Ian and Dan questions about their game-play.  The Jury then heard the Final Two’s final pleas as to why they should win the BB 14.  Ian said he was disgusted with the way Dan played the game.  He highlighted his competition wins, and let the Jurors know that Dan was able to stay in the game longer because he was a coach, having essentially three chances to win the game, whereas Ian only had one.  Dan said that he was in trouble from the reset (that he voted for), and that the only way he would win was by playing ruthlessly.  He had to control the game and constantly playing people around the clock because he knew he couldn’t win the game by winning competitions.  He could only win by getting rid of people.

The Jurors then put their keys into the  lock, this time voing for.someone to win.  Julie Chen then brought back the other evicted houseguests.  No, Willie was not invited to the festivities.  They shared their thoughts on the season because they were allowed to watch everything from home.  The Vote was finally revealed.  It was a suprising result.  The winner of Big Brother 14 was…Ian Terry!  Yes, Readers, brains did win out over deception.  The Jury voted 6-1 for him to win.  The only reason why Dan got a vote was because Danielle promised she would do so.  Really? I think she’s still under Dan’s spell.  Oh, before I forget, the viewers also got to vote.for their favourite player this season.  I’m so disappointed in their choice. They voted for Frank.  He received $25 000.

Well, Readers, there goes another season of Big Brother.  There were many highs and lows this summer.  I was wrong about my assumptions of some of the players, but it didn’t ruin how much I enjoyed watcing them do crazy things three times a week. 

Now that BB 14 is over for the year, I’ll be turning to my other reality shows to fill the void.  I’ll be posting on two shows on my blog this fall season – Survivor: Philippians, and America’s Next Top Model: College Edition.  I hope you will be popping onto my blog to check out how these shows develop.  Thank you so much to those who have been checking in, it means a lot to me.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.