Big Brother 15, Episode #32: Falling for Your Own Tricks

Hi Readers!

With Amanda and Elissa gone, the power in the House has shifted back to the men.  One of these men is now in danger of his game ending, as he is now on the outside looking in.  It’s pretty apparent who this lone soul is: McCrae.  Now he has to battle it out against the secret alliance, The Exterminators, to keep from being evicted.  Can McCrae overcome the odds and stick around longer?  Read on and find out!

The producers backtracked to the Double Eviction Night when McCrae and Elissa were talking to each other.  McCrae asked her if she voted Amanda out of the House.  Elissa told him that she didn’t, and that Andy was trying to frame her.  When Andy got a second alone with McCrae, he was begging McCrae not to put him up as an nominee, telling McCrae he was more trustworthy than Elissa because of their past history.

Spencer, working along with Andy, told McCrae to put GinaMarie and Elissa up because Amanda was out of the House.  Once away from McCrae, Spencer told GinaMarie that The Exterminators could control McCrae, so she didn’t have anything to worry about.

After The BB 500 Veto Competition, Elissa was becoming worried and upset because McCrae didn’t believe her, and that he was listening to everything Andy was saying when Andy was the treacherous one.

GinaMarie told Judd not to use the PoV on anyone to keep the nominations the same. Elissa was begging Judd to use the Veto on her while Andy was arguing to also keep the nominations the same. At the Veto Meeting, Judd did what The Exterminators wanted and didn’t use the Veto on anyone. Hey Judd! What happened to your alliance with Elissa? Well, this is Big Brother, so alliances can end as quickly as they are formed. The show then cut to Elissa being evicted from the BB game.

The Exterminators were secretly celebrating, jumping around and doing their Exterminator hand motion over getting rid of Amanda and Elissa in one night. McCrae then spoke with Spencer and Andy, forming an alliance he didn’t know was a false one, to stay safe in the game. Spencer and Andy were giving McCrae a sense of false security so he wouldn’t work so hard to win the HoH.  McCrae, you should know better than to fall for this at this point in the game.  Didn’t you and Amanda run this same scam on Helen a few weeks ago?  Hopefully, you’re not falling for your own trick, McCrae!

The show then went to the HoH Competition called Pixel This. In each round, an image would appear of a past competition on a screen in the BB Backyard. The players had to put together the picture of the House Guest that won that particular competition. They then had to hit a buzzer to say they were finished putting the face together. The slowest player was eliminated in each round. The last person standing would become the next HoH.  At the end of the competition, Spencer finally won his first HoH competition!  I guess it took being on the block 7 times to finally give him the luck he needed win an HoH comp!

Spencer was also given the task of giving the other House Guests “gifts.” Oh, Readers, in the game of Big Brother, a gift is not always a good thing. To GinaMarie and McCrae, he gave the Gift of Friendship. The two of them would have the pleasure of being tied to each other with a huge friendship bracelet for the next 24 hours. To Andy, Spencer gave him the Gift of Wealth. At some point, Andy would get a chance to win up to $5 000! For his buddy, Judd, Spencer gave him the Gift of Health. For the next 24 hours, Judd would have to do whatever exercise the BB Drill Sargent would tell him to to over the loud speaker. This “gift” was so bad, that when Spencer was reading his letter from his girlfriend when showing off her HoH Room, the BB Drill Sargent ruined the moment by telling Judd to do 15 jumping jacks right them and there. It also went off while everyone was sleeping, while he was eating, and even in the shower!

Andy got his chance to win up to $5 000 by smashing three decorated piggy banks of his choosing that held random dollar amounts. After choosing his three piggy banks, he smashed them, winning a grand total of $94.83! Andy was so thrilled! He confessed in the Diary Room that, after taxes, he would come away with about $6.00!

McCrae and Gina Marie wanted to speak to Spencer privately, but they had the problem of being connected to each other by their friendship bracelet. They figured out how to talk to Spencer separately, and McCrae went in first. Spencer continued to tell McCrae that he was safe to make him not work hard for the PoV. When GinaMarie went to speak to Spencer, he told her she was safe, and that he was leading McCrae in to make him feel safe.

At the Nomination Ceremony, Spencer chose GinaMarie and McCrae for Eviction. While Spencer was trying to explain why he chose these House Guests for Eviction, the BB Drill Sargent told Judd to complete another set of exercises. Can’t Spencer ever catch a break during his big moments as HoH?

Well, Readers, Spencer’s fortunes seem to be McCrae’s fortunes seem to be declining. If McCrae doesn’t take his butt out of the fire by winning the PoV, he will be joining his light of love, Amanda, sooner than he planned. Will McCrae win the PoV, placing an Exterminator on the block and exterminating one of their own? What other surprises are in store for the House Guests in the BB House as they near the end of the season and the $500 000 prize? Check back into my blog to find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #20: Now It’s Time to Choose a Side

Hiya Readers!

So Candice and Judd have been made the first two members of this season’s Jury.  Aaryn just finished her second stint as HoH.  The House Guests are still upset over Judd’s departure from the game.  Where is this season’s game going to go from here?  Well, it looks as though the players are going to have to start really choosing who they are going to be placing their trust with for the rest of the season, or be left in the dust, or The Jury, I guess.  For some players in the game, it will be much harder than others to make this decision.  Which of the House Guests have this problem?  Read on and find out!

The show decided to fill in the blanks from the Double Eviction Night of the last episode.  They started off with the Candice-GinaMarie verbal cat-fight.  GinaMarie went too far, saying that even Candice’s mom didn’t like her.  Why is this bad?  Well, if you didn’t read Candice’s bio, she was adopted, so GinaMarie, feeling petty, thought putting in that cheap shot gave her the upper-hand in their argument.  Aaryn didn’t like GinaMarie’s actions with this cat-fight, as she said they were reflecting poorly on her since they were friends.  Uh, did we forget your past actions, Aaryn?  You know, your horrible comments about other House Guests, or you flipping Candice’s bed because you didn’t like her?  Didnt they reflect poorly on GinaMarie?  Was GinaMarie whining about these things?  No, she had your back!  You are right about these actions hurting your game as well as GinaMarie’s, but why is it that you can’t won up to your own actions?  Again, it might be because you haven’t experienced real life yet, or no one has put you in your place about what comes out of your mouth!  When that day comes, hopefully, you will learn from it.

After Candice left the House, GinaMarie was apologizing to the House for the cat-fight.  Aaryn confessed in the Diary Room that she would like to put GinaMarie up for Eviction, but she couldn’t because she GinaMarie was her girl, and it would look bad if she was going to put up her best friend in the House.  After Aaryn nominated  Jessie and Spencer, then won the PoV, Aaryn got advice from Helen, telling her to backdoor Judd.  Along with Amanda Andy, Helen told Aaryn that Judd was a dangerous player, and that he was lying to everyone to keep his social game up.  Helen said they should take this opportunity to get rid of him now, so he won’t stay and win the game.  Helen continued, telling Aaryn that she shouldn’t waste a Double Eviction Night on Jessie when you can go after a big fish like Judd who has a good social game.  Helen does have a point.  These types of nights are for getting the big fish out.  Maybe Aaryn should have gone after Amanda, or Helen, not Judd.  You could go after Judd anytime.  Helen even said she would get the House together (you know, using the clout she said she didn’t have) to gain support for this plan.  I must say, Helen is putting her skills as a Political Consultant to good use in this game!  She’s pulling the strings of those that hold the power in this game.  Hopefully, that won’t bit her in the butt if she makes it to the end of the game.

Judd got wind of what was going on after the PoV Competition, and he was trying to stop this from happening.  He told members of the House and the second Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony to not believe what was being said about him, and to keep him in the game since he’s been so loyal to so many people.  If you read my last post on Episode #19, you would have seen that this speech fell on sad and deaf ears, as Judd was the one to leave the BB House.  This also answered my questions as to why Amanda and McCrae were sad and hugging each other, and why Judd didn’t want hugs from Helen or Elissa when he was leaving the game.  While the rest of the House was mourning Judd’s picture turning gray on the wall, Helen was trying to make the House forget about Judd.  She told Aaryn that it was the right move to make, and she was just like Janelle for making a move like this, and that she was going to win the game for it.  Oh, Helen!  Telling the House anything they wanted to hear to take away any guilt they felt over Judd leaving so they wouldn’t go after her.  Again, a good move since not many of the players left in the game are playing on a strategic level.

The House Guests then played the next HoH Competition where the BB Backyard was transformed in the BB Diner.  It was another tourney-styled competition where the House Guests were paired off and had to compete in head-to-head rounds.  The first player to place their cherry on the top of their sundae won and continued in the tourney until there was only one person standing.  This person would be the HoH.  Here is ta break-down of what happened in this competition:

Round #1

Helen vs Jessie – Jessie won    Andy vs GinaMarie – Andy won

Amanda vs Spencer – Amanda won   Elissa vs McCrae – McCrae won

Final Four

Jessie vs Andy – Andy won     Amanda vs McCrae – McCrae won

Championship Round

Andy vs McCrae – Andy won HoH!

Andy also has to pick four House Guests to be the Have-Nots for the week.  Aaryn, Jessie, GinaMarie and Helen volunteered for this honour.  Wow!  They must all think they’re safe this week if they’re volunteering to be Have-Nots!

Backtracking for a second, Amanda was whining after McCrae beat her during the HoH Competition.  She was truly upset because McCrae didn’t let her win their match-up.  Really, Amanda!  If you are in such control of the game, does it really matter whether you are HoH or not?  She was carrying on about this to McCare after the competition was over, saying she sucks at everything, and that she just wanted to be HoH, but she wasn’t upset at him.  Helen, continuing her campaign of good will (for herself), went to comfort Amanda with Elissa, telling her that the reason they were still in the game was because of Amanda’s game-play.  When Amanda and McCrae were alone again, McCrae made her see that Andy being HoH this week may have put them in the best place possible.  This was because Andy was part of their Final Four alliance, and he would be doing their dirty work, so their hands would be clean, both of them would not be nominated this week, and both of them still had a crack at HoH next week.

Helen and Andy were talking in Andy’s HoH Room (which they didn’t show this week, probably due to time constraints) about who to nominate this week.  They were both on board for Jessie leaving, but they were divided about who the other nominee should be.  Helen wanted Amanda gone because she was the other big fish the House.  Andy was trying to change Helen’s mind about Amanda, saying that she was trustworthy.  Helen wanted to separate Helen and McCrae, and they would lose the opportunity to do so if they didn’t strike now.  Andy felt stuck between the two heavyweights of the game, but he had to ultimately choose a side that would ultimately get him as far as he could to the  $500 000 prize.

Andy’s choice in nominees will make his choice in which side of the House he was truly on for the remainder of the game.  At the Nomination Ceremony, it was crystal clear where Andy’s loyalties lay.  He chose Jessie and Spencer as this week’s nominees.  Andy was on Amanda’s side of the House.

A line in the sand has been truly been drawn in the House between Amanda and Helen.  People will be scrambling on to one side or the other.  Which side am I cheering for?  As much as I want the Mom Squad to come out victorious in BB 15, I’m not sure they have much steam left in the game unless they make a huge move with the next few weeks to thin out some of Amanda’s allies in the House like Amanda as done to Helen.  Helen has to watch her back, and her actions, if she wants to make a bit longer in the game, or else she really will be the next big target.  Will Jessie or Spencer win the PoV to take themselves off the block?  Will Helen try to get Amanda out of the House if the PoV is used?  Will Amanda start gunning for Helen?  Hopefully, all of these questions will be answered in the next BB 15 episode.  Come back to by blog to find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese!