Big Brother 15, Episode #23 – 25: The Writing’s on the Wall

Hello Readers!

I have to apologize for my lack of BB 15 posts, Readers.  The past few weeks have been filled with so many events that I’ve become behind on my BB 15 posts.   To save on time, I will condense this past week of BB 15 for you into one post.  This week of BB15 was so hard to watch.  There was only one real focus: Helen.  I kept smacking my hand against my forehead, asking Helen via my TV why can’t you see what’s happening? What happened to make me almost bruise my forehead in frustration?  Read on and you’ll see.

Episode #23

After winning her fourth HoH competition, Aaryn confessed she felt honoured to have accomplished this feat, but she was also worried she would be made to do someone else’s dirty work, getting blood on her hands.

Amanda was still complaining about not being able to win any competition she played in so far this season, even when McCrae threw the last challenge to make Amanda happy. McCrae made the mistake of telling Amanda he wasn’t going to throw any more competitions for Amanda to win because he wanted to try and hold onto the power in this game as much as possible. This information angered Amanda for two reasons: Amanda wanted McCrae to be able to show trust in the others un their alliance (Aaryn and Andy); and she wanted McCrae to help her win something so she didn’t look like a looser. Amanda then stormed out of the Have-Not Room to have her baby hissy-fit in the Storage Room.

Amanda and McCrae  spoke with Aaryn in her HoH Room about nominations.  Aaryn wanted to nominate Elissa and Spencer, but the happy couple wanted someone else to take Spencer’s place on the block: Helen.  They wanted Helen to think Elissa was the target, to not to win the Veto, and not see what was going to happen until it was too late.  Aaryn, on board with this plan gave everyone in their alliance, 3 AM a codename.  Amanda was the Mastermind for obvious reasons.  Andy was the Agent because he brought information back to the group no one else would.  Aaryn was the Beast because she was good at winning competitions.  McCrae was called the Enforcer because he was able to convince people to do what he wanted.

Helen was sad because Elissa didn’t think she wanted to be in the game anymore if she ended up being evicted this week.  Elissa told her she wouldn’t be part of the Jury, and would go home instead.  Helen made the big mistake of telling this to the 3 AM alliance while sobbing.  They were all trying to convince Helen anymore in order to turn Helen against her.  3 AM were all secretly laughing at Helen, as Helen was the actual target, and Helen should have been worried about herself, and not Elissa.

After a lot of harping from Helen, as she was under the impression that Elissa was this week’s target, Elissa went to Aaryn to see if she could change her mind about putting her on the block.  After a bunch of babbling on about her yoga mat issues, Aaryn was more convinced than ever to put Elissa in harm’s way.

Have/Have-Not Competition: The Black Box

Team Orange (Spencer, McCrae, Andy and Aaryn) and Team Green (Amanda, GinaMarie, Helen and Elissa) had to go as a team into a pitch black room created in the BB Backyard and find a key amongst some crazy vasts of objects and a slimy floor.  They then had to race outside and unlock the buzzer to stop the timer that was keeping how long it took them to complete the task.  The team that did this in the longest amount of time were Have-Nots for the week.  Team Orange blazed through the competition, making Team Green the Have-Nots for the week.

Nomination Ceremony

At the Nomination Ceremony, it was no surprise who Aaryn put up for Eviction this week.  Yep, Helen and Elissa were on the block against each other.  3 AM wanted the Mom Squad to forget about their alliance and to start fighting against each other.

Episode #24

Helen, still wearing her rose-tinted glasses, thought her Final Three deal with Andy and McCrae was still intact.  What about the Mom Squad?  Where was Elissa in your plans, Helen?  Even though Helen wasn’t thinking of Elissa in her future plans, she wanted to help Elissa get through this week by advising her about keeping her behaviour, especially where Aaryn is concerned, in check.

Elissa interrupted Amanda and McCrae’s make-out session to ask about the nominations.  Since Amanda’s fun time was cut short, she felt like messing with the Mom Squad by pitting Elissa against Helen.  Luckily, Elissa didn’t fall for Amanda’s fake words of advice.

Veto Player Selection Meeting

These were the players competing in this week’s Veto competition:

Aaryn (HoH), Helen (Nominee), Elissa (Nominee), Spencer, GinaMarie and Andy ( their names were drawn out of a hat; Andy was Elissa’s choice).

Power of Veto Competition – OTEV

This season’s OTEV was a heart-broken beaver who had written love letters to certain evicted House Guests, but had lost them.  In each round, OTEV would give clues as to which letter he wanted the players to find in a forestry-bog-like setting in the BB Backyard.  The last player back to OTEV, either because they could not find a letter, empty-handed because the letters were found, or they found the wrong letter, was eliminated.  The winner would then receive the Veto.  Elissa must have put on her Reilly Ring of Power for this competition, because she was diving under water, and tackling people out of her way in order to win the PoV this week.  It was like seeing Rachel in the game, only the nicer version.  Readers, it was pretty awesome!

Elissa went to Amanda about putting their beef aside to work together and get Spencer out of the House.  Amanda told her this wasn’t going to happen, because Elissa was never the target, but that it was actually Helen.  Elissa went back to Helen, trying to relay this information to her without it actually coming out of her mouth.  Helen somehow deciphered Elissa’s message, took off her blinders to what was happening in the House against her,  and started to rally the troops (Spencer, Andy and GinaMarie) to take Amanda down.

Veto Ceremony

It was no shock to the House that Elissa used the PoV to take herself off the block.  It also was no shock, to me, that Aaryn put Spencer on the block, then blaming the power ruling the House for pushing her into a corner to do so, or else she’d be going home next week.  Boo-hoo, Aaryn!

Episode #25

Helen was putting the pressure to the House Guests to start fighting against Amanda.  She was trying to paint Amanda as a bully (not much paint job was needed, Helen), so that the House would want to keep Helen in the House to defend them from this “bad” person.  She was absolutely sure that her Final Three alliance was fake when she was rejected by Andy and McCrae to change their vote this week to Amanda.

Amanda heard how Helen was portraying her, and she asked McCrae, Andy and Spencer if this was how the House really saw her.  McCrae didn’t answer her (smart man), but Spencer, bless his honest heart, told her that she was kind of a bully.  Amanda tried to brush off Spencer’s assessment of her by saying Helen was mad because Amanda had beaten her at her own game.

Helen had finally saw that the writing was on the wall when she got the truth out of Andy.  He said he was going to vote for Helen to leave the House this week because it would be better for his game if Helen left now.  Helen warned Andy that if he voted for Helen to leave, there would be more targets placed onto his back.  Andy confessed that if this was true, that he may start to rethink what was really best for his game.

Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony

When given the chance to say their last words, Spencer thanked his family, again, and said he wanted to stay and keep playing.  Helen said hi to her family and friends at home and thanked then for their support.  She also said that this game was her dream, and she would love to continue playing.  The Vote was, once again, predictable, as Helen was the one to leave the BB House.  (The Vote was 4-1 for Helen).

Jury/House Guest HoH Competition – Off the Wall

After Julie Chen spoke with Helen about her impressions of the House, Julie Chen announced to Helen and the other House Guests that the HoH Competition would be played by the Jury (Candice, Judd, Jessie and Helen), as well as the remaining House Guests, to see which Jury Member would return to the House, and which individual, Jury Member or remaining House Guest, would become HoH.  In this game, the players would be standing on a moving platform against a wall while trying to catch 10 baseballs and getting sprayed at by jets of water.  The last Jury Member left in the game would win their chance back into the House and continue playing for the $500 000 prize.  The last person standing, Juror or remaining House Guest, would be HoH for the week.   I’m sorry to say Readers, but the show ended with the beginning of this competition.  It will conclude in the next episode.

Whew!  That was a lot of typing and editing from what I like to share in my BB 15 posts.  I’m just happy I got this one out!  I’m glad I’m getting back into the swing of things, and I’m almost caught up.  My pick of the Jurors to return to the House?  Helen.  You know, to get Amanda out and gain some redemption.  Who do I rooting for to win this HoH Comp?  Elissa, of course!  Why?  Because turnaround is fair play in the Big Brother game, no?  Who really will win this HoH Comp?  Which Jury Member really will reenter the House?   How will all of these outcomes influence the games of the remaining House Guests?  Pop back into my blog for the answers!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #4 – “Nice Guys” Finish Last!

Hey Readers!

Tonight’s the first live Eviction! I was really anxious to see who would be the first one out of the BB House, and when I saw this person go through the door, I was as happy as a kid on Christmas with a ton of presents.  Who was this lucky individual, you ask?  Well, you’ll have to read on to find out.

As a side note of BB news, House Guests, Aaryn and GinaMarie have been saying some rather unpleasant things about their fellow competitors. Racial and homophobic comments were shared amongst these two ladies while hanging out in the BB Backyard (Thanks, Big Brother Seasons 15 for the link!).They truly must have forgotten that CBS has a 24-hour feed running that some super fans watch religiously. Due to their actions, they have both lost their jobs with their modelling agencies, and who knows what other repercussions will come about because of their opinions.

Readers, even though I wasn’t cool with what came out of their mouths, I do believe that everyone should be able to think and believe what they want. This is only true if these beliefs are kept to one’s self, and not used to hurt others. Once, again, I was wrong about a House Guest.  I’m sure that Aaryn is still a nice person, she’s just nit who I thought she was.  Oh well, c’est la vie!

Back to the BB House…the House Guests had mixed reactions to McCrae and his decision to use the PoV on Candice, then change his nomination by replacing Candice with Elissa.  McCrae did this to try and appease as many of the people in the House as possible. If his former claim of playing this game his way was true, I wonder if would have done what he did.

Elissa, using that Reilly wit of hers, began damage control by coming clean with the House, telling them that she was in fact Rachel’s sister. Some House Guests were receptive to Elissa’s play at honesty. Andy and Amanda were two such players, and now wanted ti start to work with her in the game.

Showmance #2 is underway!  Jeremy and Kaitlin are the this twitter-patted pair, and their secret chats and their PDA sessions were done all over the House. Yeah, they’re not keeping their feelings for each other a secret. They’ve become so close so fast, but hey, lust is lust!

Everyone in the House agreed to help the Have-Nots celebrate the end of their punishment by cracking open a bottle of red wine with everyone at midnight. You’d think everyone could hold off until then, but this is the BB House, so you know someone couldn’t wait. In his case, it was Jeremy, Kaitlin and Aaryn. They took the bottle of wine and drank it all in the BB Backyard.

When midnight arrived the Have-Nots found out that there was no wine to be had.  After some whispering around the House, Jeremy confessed to being the wine thief, and told the others not to blame the others he was with.  He also told them he didn’t care that the Have-Nots had been jilted or upset with him. Helen started crying because of the arguments starting up over the stolen wine. This was so not the time to fall apart. I know Helen may be over reacting because she had been a Have-Not the past week, but emoting so much puts a target on your back, and makes some people perceive you as frail and expendable in this game.

Amanda took Jeremy up in his invitation, and called him out on taking the wine and drinking it with his gaggle of friends. She was defending the Have-Nots and the others that have started to take a disliking to Aaryn and Kaitlin. Jeremy continued to defend his actions, saying he knows he was a jerk for doing what he did, but didn’t care. He also said he was here to compete, so he wasn’t afraid of possibly being nominated. He then stormed inside of the House ending the argument. The House exploded for the first time this season, and in a big way, too!

What? Another showmance has begun between two unlikely House Guests. Amanda and McCrae started canoodling in his HoH Room. McCrae was so amazed that a pizza delivery boy could score with an upscale real estate realtor. I’m not sure if it is truly genuine on Amanda’s part, but, hey, as long as you know what you want from each other, no one should get hurt. Let’s see how long this showmance lasts.

There was a difference of opinion as to which House Guest will leave on Eviction Night. David and Aaryn think it will be Elissa because there are a number of players who don’t like Elissa. It’s due to either her connection to Rachel, or they find her annoying. The Moving Company think that David will be shown the door because they want to keep Elissa around. They figure that if Elissa stays in the House, she’ll win the MVP every week. They would put up with her and use her nomination and vote each week in exchange for her safety in the House.

Woohoo! Julie Chen, in another stunning dress and heels, announced it was now time for the Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony! The nominees each got a brief moment say something to try to save themselves. Jessie, who stayed away from the drama and knew she wasn’t going anywhere, thanked the House for her time there. Elissa came up with a good reason to keep her. She said you should keep a target in the House in order to keep the target off yourself. David said he should stay because he was a nice guy, and that he should get to stay for a bit longer.

The Votes were cast, and this was the breakdown of the Vote: Jessie – 0; Elissa – 5; and David – 7. Yep! David was the first House Guest to be evicted! David and Aaryn seemed shocked by these results. Once David was out the door, Aaryn looked like she was already out to get revenge for her David’s early departure.

Oh, there was another weird occurrence after David’s leaving. Usually, people are scheming and plotting their next move, but, for the most part, the House was silent. There wasn’t much conversation between people, everyone seemed as though they were in mourning. I’m not sure what to make of it.

The next HoH Competition called “BB Barbeque” had the House Guests, minus McCrae, put into pairs. While on a slippery surface, one member had to pass barbeque sauce to the other over a hedge in a small scoop and put it into a large jug. The teams also had the option to fill a smaller jug which would release two larger scoops the pair could use to potentially finish the task faster. The pair that fills their large jug first wins the Competition. Then the pair has to decide amongst themselves which one of them will become the new HoH. Personally, Readers, I think this is a horrible way to decide who will be the HoH. How would you decide between you and your partner if you both wanted to be HoH? You also loose the distinction of saying you won a HoH when it was a team effort. This Competition continued after this episode ended, so we’ll find out the winner on the next show.

What an explosive episode! Who would have thought the House would have blown up so quickly over a bottle or two of wine! David’s eviction also further inforces the saying, “Nice guys finish last.”  It’s hard to be nice and win this game.  It’s possible, but you have to have an amazing social and competitive game, too.   Now, there are also two camps in the House: the Elissa Camp and Aaryn Camp. Which one will come out triumphant this summer? Who will be the next HoH? Who will be crowned the next MVP? Find all this out in my next BB 15 post!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 14, Episode #14 – Frank (or Boogie) Back on Top

Hello Readers!

Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Janelle backdoored, and it was done by Boogie’s handy work. Then for Frank to win HoH, again, partly due to Boogie’s help. Yeah, the House is quaking in their flip-flops wondering what their fate will be this week with Frank, I mean Boogie, at the healm. Let’s find out right now…

Britany and Danielle were at different sides of the backdooring Janelle issue. Britany still doesn’t like Janelle leaving, while Danielle was quite content with this move. Britany brought up a point that I know Danielle hasn’t thought about because she doesn’t think strategically, or for herself, in this game. Britany warned Danielle about the danger of having Frank still in the House, especially since he has survived life on the block three times. Usually these people end up stabbing others in the back and going to the end of the game. They were still hoping their Silent Six deal was still intact this week, but with Boogie and Frank, all bets are off.

After celebrating Janelle’s departure, Boogie and Frank were discussing different nomination scenarios. They were thinking about working with Wil, using him as a pawn, and having Joe, the only one who voted to evict him this week, as the target. Frank threw out the idea of having Dan on the block. Frank knows that Dan wants him out, but kept him to appease Boogie. Boogie didn’t like this idea because it was too early to ruin their alliance, and they needed to have the numbers to carry out any plan they would want to execute this week.

Ashley and Wil were also worried about their decision to go against their former coach and vote her out. They realized it was pretty much the two of them against the rest of the House. Lone Man Out Joe then joined their conversation, asking them why he was not told of how the House was voting. Wil, lying to Joe, told him him would have blabbed the plan to Janelle, and it would have put an even larger target on Joe’s back. Ashley added to Wil’s story by telling Joe that Janelle was also playing a dirty game, and they didn’t want to be seen as being a part of Janelle’s game-play. This little group also began to think that two of them would also be nominated this week because they were outsiders in the House.

It was the first Have/Have-Not Competition where anyone was eligible to compete. Ashley opted to have Frank play in her place because of her bad back. She would take any punishment exacted on Frank. The name of this game was Exsqueeze Me. The houseguests chose between Team Lemon and Team Lime, along with a farmer for each team. Each lemon and lime had to soak up liquid into their absorbent costumes and, with the help of their farmers, had to squeeze out as much of this liquid into jugs labelled with the names of houseguests from the other team. Once four jugs were filled, the game would end and these individuals would be the Have-Nots for the week. After a lot of dipping and squeezing, Shane, Britany, Danielle, and Joe’s jugs were filled by Team Lime, and were named Have-Nots for the week.

Joe decided to try and get on Frank’s good side since he was the odd man out at the last eviction. His pitch to Frank was that he was alone in the House, and that it would be advantageous for Frank to use him as a vote for Frank’s purposes this week. He also brought up the fact that he was a loyal player, and that Frank couldn’t get that from Wil. Frank still couldn’t trust Joe, not after he voted for him to leave the House.

Wil also went to Frank to plead his case as to why Wil should not be nominated. Boogie wantes to know where Wil’s head was in the game, and asked him who Wil would target if he won HoH next week. Feeling as though it was a trap (which it was), Wil told the guys that he didn’t want to answer the question at this time because he didn’t want to step on any toes. Wil let his emotions get the better of him, and smirked while letting it slip that he was aware of a large group of people in the House were working together. This didn’t sit well with Boogie. Boogie and Frank were thinking that the target on Joe’s back just may have gotten smaller thanks to Wil’s foley.

At the Nomination Ceremony, most of the houseguests were up in the air about who Frank would nominate for eviction. After making everyone sweat for a few moments, Frank announced that Wil and Joe were on the chopping block. None of the new nominees were surprised, and both vowed to do everything possible to get off the block and get revenge on Frank (like that’s going to happen). One of the few people who were even more worried about the nominations than the nominees was Dan. He was now thinking it put Frank in the perfect position to backdoor him. Dan was also worried that the Silent Six was starting to crumble.

Yes, Readers, Boogie is using his puppet master skills again! At this point, I would be surprised if Dan gets backdoored by Frank because he is letting Boogie make all of the decisions in their bromance. Dan really should be thanking his lucky stars that Frank didn’t nominate him yet. Danielle, Britany and Shane must be thinking the same thing since they were gunning for Frank’s departure not too long ago.

Well, Readers, tune back in for my next BB post to see how Wil and Joe fair of the PoV, how Frank (or Boogie) deals with the power in the House, and if The Silent Six can make it through the week.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.