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.

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.

Big Brother 14, Episode #23 – We Break Up Just to Make Up!

Hello Readers!

Well, this episode of BB 14 made me scrarch my head for a second before I said to myself, “Hello!   This is a reality show!”  I keep thinking why do people continue to trust what other players say?  I guess when you’re caught up in the moment, some of your common sense goes out the window.  What am I talking about? Well, Readers, read on and you’ll find out!

The show began with the continuation of the Soak Up the Sun Competition.  Joe let go of his swing first, making him the proud winner of whatever punishment the Twitter viewers voted for.  This punishmemt was better than I thought it would be.  He had a 24-hour hula hoop boot camp, where he had to use a hula hoop whenever a song played over the loud speakers until it stopped.  It was sooooo much better than Frank’s 24-hour chum baths. It took an hour and fifty-six minutes for Ian the Avenger to out-swing the other players and win the HoH spot this week.

There were mixed feelings about Britney’s eviction.  Ian felt aweful and unsafe now that Britney was backdoored from the BB House.  He thought that Britney was voted out because of her loyalty to him.  Dan, on the other hand, was bitter-sweet about Britney leaving.  He said he was going to miss her because she was a great person, but he happy because it was one less person he had to go through to get the $500 000.

The show then flashed back five hours before the live show aired.  Dan wanted to smooth things over with Shane just in case Shane won HoH so Dan would not find himself on the block.  Dan said all the things that Shane wanted to hear, and Shane fell for it.  Where’s Britney when Shane needs her most? Oh, yeah, she was going to out the door soon, so I guess her help would no longer be appreciated.  Dan felt good about how things went with Shane because now he was in the middle of two alliances in the House, and they both thought Dan was still loyal to them.  Dan affirmed in the Diary Room thar his one and only true loyalty was to himself, no matter what happened in the game.

Flashing forward to the present, the houseguests were trying to see how to get in good with their new HoH.  If you don’t remember, Ian was the only one who voted for Britney to stay in the House.  Dan has secretly turned his back on his alliance with Frank and Jenn, and is planning to try to get in good with Ian and the Quack Pack.  Danielle and Shane were talking about who they thought Ian would nominate.  Shane told Brintey of the deal he made with Ian at the end of the HoH Competition.  Ian promised that Shame and Danielle would both not be nominated or backdoored this week if Shane eliminated himself.  Frank and Joe hoped that Ian would target someone else because everyone voted for Britney to leave, and the two of them have been on the block just about every week.

Ian called the former Quack Pack together to have a meeting.  He unveilled his nominations for the week, being Frank and Joe, and threw up the idea to mend their alliance.  Since the other members didn’t want to be in Frank or Joe’s shoes, they jumped on board with Ian’s idea.  The Quack Pack is back, y’all!

Frank wanted Ian to hear his plea not to be nominated, so he went to Ian to try and get him to see his point of view.  Ian told Frank he should sweat a bit, probably because of what happened between them last week.  Frank told Ian that Dan didn’t have his back, and that they should make a Final Two deal.  Ian thought about this idea because Frank was not allowed to compete in the next HoH as one of the punishments of the Draw Something PoV competition. 

When Ian was alone, he found Pandora’s Box had made another apperance in the House for the HoH to open.  This time, it was a Christmas scene.  The card said that if he opened Pandora’s Box, he would have the best Christmas ever.  Ian didn’t take too long to decide that he wanted to open the Box, not knowing if it was truly a good or bad thing to do.  Well, it was an amazing decision for Ian o make.  He got so many things he wanted, along with $1 000.

It was one of the worst times of the year for the rest of the houseguests, thanks to Ian’s decision and Pandora’s Box.  Instead of being showered with gifts and money, they were visited by Jesse Clause.  Yes, it was time for former BB houseguest, Jesse’s, annual visit.  Gifts were handed out by Jesse.  Not great ones like Ian was getting, but organic food that most of them didn’t like.  Oh, and Jesse was more of a taker than a giver by also removing all of the junk food from the BB House.  Jesse pretty much made everyone, except Ian, a Have-Not for the week. 

At the HoH Meeting, all of the House’s suspicions were confirmed.  Ian indeed named Frank and Joe as the nominees for the week.  No surprise there! Frank said he was going to do everything he could to stay in the House longer.  Joe yelled he was going fight as hard as he could to stay as well. 

What is going to happen this  week?  Will Frank or take themselves off the block?  Will the Quack Pack stay strong this time? Wil Dan continue to snowball the houseguests?  Check back onto my blog to find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 14, Episode #19 – Ian’s Mission: Accomplished?

Hey Readers!

It was a special episode of BB.  It was a double eviction night! That’s right, two houseguests will be leaving the BB House in one night.  For those of you not familiar with BB, this means that someone will an HoH for about 30 minutes.  It’s great if you have someone in your sights, and you want to get rid of them, but you don’t get to enjoy the other HoH perks, like having an HoH Room, or safety from slop for a week.  Will Ian’s silent mission of getting rid of the Boogie, and eventually Frank, be accomplished tonight, or will the House get swayed by Boogie’s rhetoric, sending Jenn home?  Read on to find out.

Boogie was still reeling from Shane’s decision not to put Dan up on the block. He spoke with Shane about this choice in Shane’s HoH Room along with a gaggle of other houseguests present.  Boogie thought he was being jerked around.  If you remember my last BB post, Boogie thought he could influence Shane’s veto choice by speakjng to him right before the Veto Ceremony.  Boogie has to stop believing his own hype and realize everything can’t go his way all the time.  Shane told Boogie he didn’t jerk him around, and he made a move that would benefit his game.

Boogie was then pressuring Dan to admit it was he that has become the turncoat of their alliance.  Ian, the real turncoat, just sat quietly while Dan, once again, took the heat for Ian’s actions.  That’s really uncool, Ian.

When Jenn and Shane were alone, she then asked him why he would put her on the block.  Shane told her she was a pawn, and that Boogie was the target.  No one likes being the pawn, so Jenn then asked why he didn’t put Joe up.  Shane explained to her that she had nothing to worry about.  Jenn was still wary about this plan once their talk was over.

During the live portion of the show, Julie Chen informed to the houseguests about the double eviction happening that night. The houseguests were shocked and excited about what was to come.  They were also told that the second person evicted that night would become the first jury member, being sequestered at the BB Jury House until Finale Night.

At the Live Vote and Eviction, Jenn gave the “I Love  Everyone” speech, then commented on how it was uncool of her former Coach and teammate to be campaigning against her, and to vote for whoever will advance their game.  Boogie thanked family and friends, then turned to Joe, telling him it was payback time since he saved Joe last week.  The vote was 5-2 to keep Jenn in the House.  I was cheering so loud when I saw Boogie’s hopes and threats die before his eyes.  During his goodbyes, Ian and Boogie spoke to each other, then Boogie told Frank than Ian couldn’t be trusted, then walked out the door.  During the Farewell Messages after Julie Chen’s interview, Boogie learned of Ian’s betrayl.  Boogie was proud of what, he felt, he taught Ian in order to get him evicted.  Thanks, Ian, for inflating his ego even further!  At least Part One of Ian”s plan has come to fruition.

The houseguests then got ready for the HoH Competition, Before or After.  The houseguests had to guess if a certain event Julie Chen described happened before or after another event occured. The winner was the player that got all of the questions right.  At the end of the game, Ian finally came out victorious.  It is bitter-sweet, though, because he finally has power in the House, but it will rushed and short-lived.  Now Ian has a chance to complete his mission in one night.  Let’s see if he can do it.

Everyone was rushed into the House to have the Nomination Ceremony. Ian had about two minutes to decided that he wanted Frank and Ashley up for eviction.  Ah, is this sweet revenge for his failed showmance with Ashley, or is there something else going on that we don’t know about?

Somewhere Over the Veto was the PoV Competition.  The HoH, the Nominees, Shane, Dan and Joe had to find two clovers at the end of their lanes, then had to get the veto.symbol and race to hit the buzzer in order to win the PoV.  After racing back and forth along their lanes, Frank won the PoV to save himself from joining Boogie on the outside of the BB House.

The houseguests then rushed back inside for the PoV Meeting.  Of, course, Frank took himself off the block, forcing Ian to replace him with another player.  Poor Joe was them bestoded with this honour.

At the second Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony, Ashley gave a speech that made no sense.  Surprisingly, Joe just stood up and sat down.  It was probably because of the yammering speech the last time he was in this position.  The vote was 5-1 to evict Ashley.  She became the first BB Jury member, and will be sequestered at the BB Jury House.

Wow! That was a lot of BB for one night.  It got my mind whirling, wondering what to make of Ian’s nominations.  I think Ian’s plans were slightly foilled by Frank’s good luck, or his poor decision making. Why not backdoor Frank to make sure he couldn’t win PoV to save himself?  Was revenge really the reason Ashley was put up?  I can’t wait for the next episode to find out the answers to these questions.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.