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 15, Episode #13 – Don’t Count Your Chickens…

Hey Readers!

What a wonky Eviction Night! Wow, the House really surprised me this week with who they voted out.  And the new HoH just makes me more excited about the rest of this season! What happened, you ask? Read on and you’ll see!

Before seeing what happened after the PoV Ceremony, Julie Chen revealed to the audience the break-down of America’s votes as the MVP.   Aaryn was America’s first choice, but since Judd had nominated her for Eviction, Elissa, America’s next choice got bumped up to the first nominee for the MVP.  GinaMarie got the third highest amount of votes, and will be the replacement nominee should Elissa take herself off the block with the Veto.

The House a divided as to whether Aaryn or Kaitlin should be the House Guest to leave the House this week. While speaking to Aaryn and Jessie about evicting Kaitlin because she such a threat in competitions, Judd also shared his dislike for Aaryn with Elissa and Helen because of her shady actions and mean girl-like tendencies.  Judd then went to Candice and Howard, and even they were conflicted as to how to vote.

Aaryn was in the campaign trail, making a deal with Helen where if Helen and Elissa both don’t vote for Aaryn to leave this week, and Aaryn becomes HoH this week, Aaryn will do whatever they want her to do.  Aaryn went to Elissa with this same deal, but Elissa was not sure if Aaryn could be trusted.

Judd let the secret about alliance against Aaryn, Amanda and Elissa out of the bag. He told Helen, Andy, Jessie (a few of them that were also part of this same alliance) why they formed the alliance, and not to let Howard and Spencer know that he spilled the beans. They also discussed Kaitlin possibly leaving the House this week because she was a threat to win the game.  Helen then made a bee line to Elissa and Amanda to let them in in the news, and to keep their mouths shut about what they were just told.

Maybe some secrets should be kept away from Elissa because she went blabbing away to Kaitlin about it! Elissa asked Kaitlin if she was a part of the alliance while they were primping themselves in the bathroom. Kaitlin was upset over the secret being out, and wanted to call the House out to find out what was going on. Unfortunately for Elissa, Aaryn was skulking in the bathroom, listening to their whole conversation, ready to start drama because Aaryn thought Elissa sharing this information with Aaryn, and not her, was breaching their deal. Kaitlin then went to Spencer and Howard to let them know the jig was up, and they said they were going to play it off.

Helen found out that Elissa opened her mouth about the secret alliance when Aaryn entered the room, complaining that she wasn’t let in in the news. Kaitlin, who was also present, asked Elissa why Elissa said anything. Helen said it was because of Elissa’s vendetta against Aaryn. Spencer and Howard then entered the room, and they were barged with questions about their alliance. They played dumb, saying they knew nothing about this alliance. Aaryn and Elissa then got into a yelling match in front of the whole House! Howard confessed that maybe Aaryn should go home because of the trouble she starts with other House Guests.

The show then cut back to Julie Chen announcing it was time for the Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony. When the nominees were asked to give their final words, Aaryn thanked everyone in the House for a great summer, Kaitlin thanked House as well for her summer on BB 15, and GinaMarie thanked both the House Guests and her supporters at home, as well as telling Nick she missed him.

Here is how the Vote went down:
Aaryn – 0; Kaitlin – 9; GinaMarie – 0.
Yeah, the House got rid of Kaitlin! Crazy, huh!

Julie Chen then tells the audience that America will be the MVP again next week, getting to decide who will be the third nominee this week.   I love how this twist on a twist is playing in the House!  It’s keeping the House Guests confused and on their toes where their game-play is concerned.

At the HoH Competition, Roulette Me Win, the House Guests had to roll a ball over a play area with bumpers and have it land on the highest number possible on a revolving roulette table to become the next HoH. After everyone, except Judd, had their turn, Aaryn, went from being on the block to becoming the next HoH, repeating Helen’s pattern two weeks prior.

Oh, Readers! What is going on here? As I said in my last BB 15 post, this week’s vote was a no-brainer! Aaryn should have been speaking to Julie Chen, not Kaitlin. How did Helen and Elissa think they could trust Aaryn over the possibility of Kaitlin winning HoH. Especially after they knew what the HoH Competition was going to be? It was a lucky roll Aaryn had to get the highest number possible on the roulette wheel. What kind of torture will Aaryn put the House through this week as HoH? Will Elissa make it through this week, not being able to play the Veto? Who will Aaryn put up for Eviction? Who will America put up as their MVP nominee? Bring yourself back to my blog to find out!

Until my next next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #12 – How Assumptions Become Truth in the BB House!

Hiya, Readers!

This episode of BB 15 was an interesting one!  Suspicions are whispered behind closed doors, alliances begin to crumble, new ones are created, and out of all of this, the stage is set for this week’s Eviction.  America even assisted in making the events of this episode fall as they did with the decisions it made for the final nominee for Eviction.  Who did America choose?  How does it play into how the House flipped on its head?  Continue reading and find out!

At the Nomination Ceremony at the end of Episode #10, Judd made a comment about Aayrn which Aaryn felt made her shady.  No, Aaryn, you have done this all on your own!  Don’t fault Judd for your smart actions in the House!  Aaryn went to speak to Judd about what he said about her and about being put up on te block.  Judd calmed er down, saying he was planning to back-door someone else, and that she wasn’t his target.  Judd confessed he was saying anything to shut Aaryn up and make her happy.

Kaitlin and Amanda were also talking about the nominations.  Kaitlin was worried about Aaryn winning the PoV and taking herself of the block, leaving Kaitlin stuck there and possibly leaving this week.  She also asked Amanda if she was the target.  Amanda told her it wasn’t her.  Aaaryn then enters the room, still whining about possibly leaving this week.  Amanda tell them she’s on a mission to get Howard back-doored this week.

Elissa started tripping (not falling, but going batty) around the House because she would have heard by now  whether she was chosen as the MVP by now.  Her attitude and paranoia was rubbing the other House Guests the wrong way.  Elissa was worried that since she hadn’t heard anything yet, this must then mean another member of the House was chosen, and she could  find herself as the third nominee on the block.

In the BB Backyard, Howard and Spencer were cooking up a coup d’etat while playing pool.  They knew that Elissa and Amanda were running the show around the House.  They figured that if they got the Floaters together, along with GinaMarie, that they could take control of the House away from the ladies.  In the HoH Room, their plan seemed to magically fall into place, when all the people they wanted to talk to about this new alliance came into the room (GinaMarie, Andy, Judd, Kaitlin).  After feeding these people lines about rising up against the oppression Elissa and Amanda were imposing upon them, they all agreed to  get rid of them together.

At the Veto Players Selection Meeting, Elissa’s worst fears came to fruition: she was not selected as this week’s MVP, and she was put up on the block!   Yes, America voted for Elissa to sit next to Aaryn and Kaitlin!  Maybe it was because they knew she probably had the best chance at beating Kaitlin and Aaryn for the PoV.  The other two players chosen for the Veto Competition were Helen and McCrae.  Even thoug Elissa is on the block, the players for the Veto could really work in Elissa’s favour.  The only two players that really don’t want Elissa off the block are Aaryn and Kaitlin.  McCrae would be the wild card, as Amanda is a bit annoyed with Elissa’s behaviour up until now.  If Elissa really pushed Judd, he probably would Veto the MVP’s nominee and take Elissa down.  Helen would fight tooth and nail to get her fellow Mom Squad member off the block.  Oh, I can’t forget to say that Elissa isn’t too bad at competitions, either.  Don’t sweat it, Elissa, you have more than a fighting chance at getting off the block!  Tis week’s host, chosen by Judd, was Andy.

After the meeting, Elissa confessed she felt betrayed by whoever the MVP was.  She thought she was nice to everyone in the House, and she didn’t understand why America didn’t choose her this week.  She was also didn’t know why she was picked to be on the block.  She was beginning to think the MVP was someone of Team Aaryn. Elissa even asked them if one of them was the MVP, and they honestly said no, they were not the MVP.  Their response didn’t satisfy Elissa’s suspicions of Team Aaryn, further fueling her anger toward Aaryn.

Team Aaryn were thinking in the total opposite direction.  They all thought Elissa was the MVP, and nominated herself in order to make the target on her back smaller.  It’s not a bad idea, but Elissa being such a big target in this House, as well as being on the block before wouldn’t make Elissa want to put herself in this position voluntarily.  There is too much of a risk of not winning the Veto and being sent home at this point in the game for Elissa to do this, but this is Team Aaryn we’re talking about, Readers!  In my opinion, they’re not really seeing the full picture where the game is concerned.  They only rely on Aaryn’s point of view, and what they hear second-hand.  It’s a wonder they’re still shocked tow of the three of them are on the block right now.

At the Veto Competition called Veto Election, the players were asked to dress to impress.  As they walked ou to the BB Backyard, they saw why they were all so snazzy.  For this Competition, they had to crawl under benches through a huge pile of mud to collect envelopes that held ballots with various numbers of votes.  Some of these votes also had punishments on them.  The players could only have four ballots to accumulate as votes as possible to win the PoV.  The votes with punishments, if the players chose to use the votes with punishments on them had to do them, regardless of whether or not they win the PoV.  After a lot mud slinging (I guess this little joke was not lost on the producers of BB 15), Elissa won the PoV.  Here are the punishments each player has to endure due to the points they chose to use:

Helen – 8 PM curfew two nights in a row

Judd – 24-hour solitary confinment

McCrae – $5000

Elissa – Can’t play in the next Veto Competition.

While Judd was having fun by himself in a room where he nothing but to eat but slop,  and an alarm clock that went off every nine minutes for 24 hours, the rest of the House decided to throw McCrae a 24th birthday party he wouldn’t forget.  Amanda made this party unforgettable by dressing up in a one-piece bathing suit and heels, and giving McCrae his birthday beats with a leather whip.  Now, unless the producers provided the whip for this impromptu  fiesta, who would bring a whip into the House as something they needed in their luggage?

Elissa, in some strange mood, decided to badger Amanda about her wardrobe choice, from when she put it on, until the party was over.  Why would you do that, Elissa?   What would possess you to share your feelings about Amanda’s choice of attire?  These thoughts should have been kept to yourself!  This could seriously come back to haunt you, Elissa!

At the Power of Veto Ceremony, Elissa took so much pleasure in taking herself off the block leaving Aaryn and Kaitlin on it.  The House Guests then found out who America secretly chose as their replacement nominee.  A smile broke out across my face when I saw GinaMarie’s picture pop up on the BB TV screen!  GinaMarie, along with the rest of the House, was in shock!  If Elissa was the MVP’s first pick, why would GinaMarie be their second one?  This further fueled the idea that Elissa was indeed the MVP, while Elissa was just as baffled as everyone else!

Oh, Readers, this was such a great ending to a BB 15 episode!  Everyone is still questioning who the MVP was and Team Aaryn are all on the block!  Having any one of them out of the House would make me happy, but the possibility of having Aaryn out of the game is so great!  No more sense of entitlement and no more sneaky, snide two-faced comments!  But I’m celebrating too early.  The votes haven’t been cast yet.  This vote should be a no-brainer, though.  Will my thoughts come to fruition and Aaryn actually does leave the House?  Who will become the next HoH and MVP?  Come on back to my blog and find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #11 – Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too!

Hey Readers!

This week should be an interesting one with Judd as HoH.  As I’ve said in my last post, since he hasn’t aligned himself with any side of the House, his nominations for Eviction will tell where his head is in the game.  You could tell by the way everyone was congratulating Judd after he won that they were all worried about possibly being put up on the block.  Whose worst fears will be realized by being nominated by Judd?  Continue reading and you’ll see!

After the HoH Competition, many of the House Guests were trying to put in their two cents about who Judd should choose for his two nominations this week.  Amanda was practically pushing her suggestion of Howard and Spencer on Judd.  It was almost as though she was afraid they were coming after her!  It must be because of what McCrae told her about what the Moving Company tried to tell him a few weeks ago about Amanda being a strong player.   She might think they are still gunning for her to leave the House.  Spencer was suggesting that Aaryn and Kaitlin should be on the block this week, again.  Get rid of who the House would want out first, then maybe deal with other issues (Amanda) later would be my guess.  Judd was so confused as to which direction to go where his nominations were concerned.  He honestly didn’t know what to do!

There might be another showmance in the works!  Candice and Howard were becoming  closer in the House, and they were being cuddly with each other.  This season of BB has been riddled with mini showmances.  I’m not sure if the show has seen so many people find some sort of romantic connection within the same season ever!  I’ll have to look into this and update you on my findings.

Back to Judd, Aaryn has been trying to convince him that there were bigger fish to fry in the House than her.  She also told Judd she wouldn’t vote for Judd if he were to ever be put up on the block, and that he was never her target.  Judd told her he may be thinking of putting GinaMarie on the block because of what he did to his pal, Jessie last week.  Aaryn was discouraging this plan, and told him that if Aaryn was to go up, then she would most definitely be the one to leave.

Aaryn then went and told the rest of Team Aaryn what went down between the two of them, and they were not too pleased.  GinaMarie and Kaitlin told Aaryn to keep positive because they had no idea who Judd would actually nominate.  Aaryn disagreed with them, and it turned into a mini squabble amongst Team Aaryn.

The Have/Have-Not Competition this week involved a lot of eating.  In Big Brother Froyo Competition, the House was split into three teams of four.  After being weighed as a team, two members from each team had to eat two different flavours of frozen yougurt: chocolate/vanilla and anchovy/habanero.  The team that gained the least amount of weight after eating both kinds of froyo would become the Have-Nots for the week. Here is the break-down of the teams:

Green: Elissa, Amanda, Howard and McCrae

Orange: Andy, Candice, Spencer and Jessie

Blue: Gina Maire, Helen, Aaryn and Katlin                                             

After downing tons of yummy and disgusting spicy froyo, the Orange team weighed the least, giving them the status of Have-Nots for the week.

Amanda was still going full steam ahead with her “get rid of Howard, Spencer and Candice” campaign to Judd.  At this point, she was shoving it down his throat!  Judd didn’t want to put any of them up to do Amanda’s dirty work, but he also wanted to make a big move for himself in this game.  Elissa was also whispering her suggestion of GinaMarie and Aaryn into Judd’s ear, further confusing Judd as to who he should nominate.  Judd had no idea what to do.   For Judd, Shakespeare’s line from Henry IV really applies here, “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.”  The crown must be crushing his skull because he wanted to please the House with his decision while the House was so divided on who they wanted to leave this week.

At the Nomination Ceremony, after contemplating what was best for his game, Judd finally came up with his two nominees for Eviction.  Once the House Guests were gathered around the BB dining table and all the keys were removed, the House discovered that Aaryn and Kaitlin, two of the nominees from last week, were back up on the block.  While Aaryn whined about being on the block, again, Kaitlin felt she was back on the block because of her association with Aaryn.

No surprises there, Readers!  I’m happy with the nominations because I want to see Aaryn go.  She put that target on her back when she thought she was brave enough to share her “thoughts” with other members of the House, and torment them for a few weeks.  Hopefully, my wish will come true!  Will Judd’s nominations stick, or will these nominations blow up in his face with the nomination still to be made by America, this week’s MVP?  Will Aaryn somehow turn the House in her favour?  Will any more showmances pop up in the House?  We’ll see in my next BB 15 post!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #9 – Mom Squad Seeks Vengence!

Hey Readers!

The ladies are taking over the House!  I am really enjoying this season because the guys thought they had everything wrapped up with the Moving Company alliance when actually it was one of their very own who ended up moving out!  With the Mom Squad in charge this week, it doesn’t look as though it going to get any better for the guys in the House, either.  But this is Big Brother, and Team Aaryn also have a huge target on their back, too!  Who will Helen and the Mom Squad choose as the first two nominees?  Read below and find out!

After Helen wins the HoH Competition, she met with Amanda and McCrae about who should be third nominee on the block this week should Elissa, or any of them, win this honour.  Wait!  Where’s the other half of the Mom Squad?  I’m surprised Elissa was not in on this meeting.    Anyway, Helen revealed her real target for the week: Jeremy.   Amanda suggested Spencer should go up to ensure a PoV win.  If this plan falls through, then Howard would do as well.

Helen then spoke with Spencer about what he knew.  Spencer wanted to get in good with Helen because he knew he was going up on the block if he didn’t.  So Spencer spilled the beans about the Moving Company.  Spencer ten went straight to Howard to warn him about what went down with Helen, warning him to come clean about the Moving Company.

This week’s MVP was announced, and guessed who got it?  Yes, America picked Elissa.  Again.  Don’t get me wrong, I want the Mom Squad to succeed, but hopefully, the producers of Big Brother should shake things up so another person can have this honour.  Well, the Mom Squad has all the nominating power this week!  Please use it well!

In the Storage Room, McCrae, Amanda met with Elissa to recap the meeting they had with Helen about this week’s MVP nominee.  Elissa was upset, wondering why she had been left out of this talk.  She was not on board with their plan because she could see where Amanda was going with her “suggestion,” and didn’t want to do her dirty work for her.

Helen and Andy met with Howard in Helen’s HoH Room, and he finally told her about the Moving Company after lying to Helen about its existence.  He put the blame on Jeremy, saying he was a bully.  He wanted to get into Helen’s good graces by saying he would become the Mom Squad’s protector from the bullies of the House if he was spared from the block.   Helen told him she would think about his proposal.

Elissa ad Helen then spoke privately about the meeting Helen had without her about the third nominee this week.  Helen apologized for not including Elissa, and told her she wanted to back-door Jeremy.  She proposed Amanda’s plan of putting up Howard because no one would vote him out over Kaitlin and Aaryn (the other nominees this week).  They went to McCrae and Amanda to figure the rest of their plan out.  When both people were present, Amanda continued to press the Howard agenda, but Elissa asked why is it so important for Howard to go so soon?  Amanda said it was because he was the biggest threat in the House, and that he couldn’t be trusted.  Elissa still didn’t like how Amanda was pressing so hard for Howard to go.

In the Living Room, the contestants for the Veto Competition were announced.  First, the MVP’s nomination for Eviction was revealed.  It was Spencer!  He was not surprised by this choice.  As well, the last two players for the competition were chosen.  They were GinaMarie and Candice.  Could Helen’s plan to back-door Jeremy go any better?  Then again, you never know what the competitions will be like until they happen…

Jeremy was beginning to get an idea of what was going down where Helen’s plan was concerned.    In order to save himself, he got GinaMarie not to use the Veto to keep the nominations as they were, and e would somehow get Spencer out.  GinaMarie hated the idea of choosing between friends (Kaitlin and Aaryn), so if this is how it would play out, she was happy to do so.

Kaitlin started to campaign to save herself and Jeremy.  She went to Amanda to pitch her idea.  Amanda gave her the best advice she’s been given in the House so far: Save yourself.  Forget about Jeremy.  If you don’t use it, then it will be you who leaves this week.

Keeping Up With the Joneses was this week’s PoV Competition.  The players had to bounce on a trampoline to see a collection of BB art work displayed o a wall hidden behind a barrier.  They had to then place the correct art work on their wall in the shortest amount of time to win the PoV.  After each player had their try at the game, Judd, this week’s host, announced the times each player posted.  In the end, Kaitlin beat everyone out to win the PoV!

Jeremy tried working his magic on Kaitlin by telling her to use the Veto however she wanted, secretly hoping she would keep the nominations the same so he wouldn’t go up on the block.  Kaitlin tries to pitch to Helen that Howard should be the one on the block because he’s a huge threat to the House.  Helen told Kaitlin her idea was not going to work.   Kaitlin told Jeremy the bad news about what Helen thought, he ended up comforting her, telling her that she would probably stay, whether she used the PoV or not.  Oh, Jeremy, working every angle with Kaitlin!

At the PoV Ceremony, Kaitlin took Amanda’s advice, and saved herself.  With this decision made, a smiling Helen told her “dude” Jeremy to replace Kaitlin on the block.

Oh boy!  What an episode!  In the end, Helen got what she wanted!  The Mom Squad is seeking vengeance for the torture they received last week.  Jeremy and Aaryn have A LOT of work to do if they are going to remain in the House next week!  It will an uphill battle for the both of them, let me tell you!  Which nominee will be seeing Julie Chen on their way out of the game?  Who will win the next Ho Competition?  What surprises will BB 15 have in store for us?  Come on back to my next BB 15 post, and you’ll find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #7 – Watch Out for the Mom Squad!

Hey Readers!

This episode of BB 15 was a hum-dinger! Team Elissa is fighting Team Aaryn/the Moving Company for control of the BB. The CEO of the Moving Squad, and Nick, my #1 pick to win this game, joins the Mom Squad on the block. Which side of the House will come out victorious? Read on and you’ll see.

Before I continue, let me show you how the House was split:

Team Elissa              Team Aaryn     Moving Company        Floaters
Elissa                            Aaryn                       Nick                             Jessie
Helen                           GinaMarie               Spencer                      Judd
Candice                       Kaitlin                      Howard
Amanda                                                         Jeremy
Andy                                                               McCrae

Back to the show, Amanda and Elissa were talking about who would support their cause of evicting Nick this week. They were sure about everyone in their camp, pretty sure of the Floater, but they did not know where Spencer stood on this matter. Andy and Helen were discussing the same thing, saying if Nick doesn’t leave this week, then he just might win this game. They would also have to be ready for the fallout should Nick or his cohorts become HoH next week.

Elissa and Helen were both trying to get to Jessica, as she was seen as the wildcard of the Floaters. They also knew how she felt about Nick. They emphasized this fact, saying  if Nick stayed in the House, then she would be the next nominee on the block next week. With Team Elissa, she would stay to at least make the Jury. Helen also made a very good point that if Nick stays this week that the liars would be exposed in the House, so everyone was anxious about the live Vote and Eviction.

The Moving Company were really not feeling the McCrae – Amanda showmance.  They still felt she was a powerful player, and too smart to not to try to influence McCrae, and it could break up the group.  Nick and Spencer both made their pitches to McCrae to drop Amanda before she gains more power in the House.  McCrae felt conflicted between his feelings for Amanda and his alliance.  Both McCrae and Amanda didn’t trust Nick, causing McCrae to second guess who he should vote to evict.  He also knew that whatever decision he made would be making pick a side in House.

Julie Chen, channeling the ’70s in the right way in a fab green catsuit and big beautiful hair, asked the House Guests if they remembered that they were being watched 24-hours a day by not only the producers, but by many people over the Internet.  When asked to respond, Aaryn said she was an open person, and she was aware of the cameras.  Okay, Readers! I know that Aaryn is young, but that is no excuse for her behaviour.  Like I’ve said before, I believe in free speech, but to carelessly throw around the comments about people in the House the way she has, she’s lucky one has cussed her out! Trust me, I would have been doing the cussing if I were in the House!

In a segment the show aired right after Aaryn spoke about her “openness,” it showed many of the House Guests whom Amanda spoke ill about discussing how her comments made them feel.  Candice was hurt because Aaryn apparently said one of her racially charged comments her hurt.  Howard felt as thought there was a personal vendetta against him because of these comments.  Amanda was also present during this conversation, and decided to warn Aaryn about how Aaryn should choose her words more carefully around the House.  Aaryn literally blew off Amanda’s advice, saying that it was obnoxious how these House Guests were upset over these comments when they were, according to Aaryn, throwing around the blonde comments, and she’s not apologizing for her comments.  I am so angry over Aaryn’s reaction to Amanda’s warnings, but I do understand her frustrations if these people are throwing around blonde comments about her.  I was also none too pleased with Amanda saying she knew that Aaryn was joking about her comments.  Aaryn’s comments are not joke, nor were they funny.  Two wrongs don’t make a right, but then be the bigger person and acknowledge your mistakes, Aaryn.  I don’t think she may have thought that they may be saying what they’re saying in response to your hurtful comments about them.

At the Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony, Elissa thanked her peeps outside the House for their support, and for the House Guests to really think about who they really would like to stay in the House. Nick thanked specific people in the House for certain memories he got from them. Helen didn’t want to say goodbye, but see you later, and to thank them for seeing the Mom Squad as a threat in the House. Once the votes were in, they fell as follows:

Helen – 0; Elissa – 4; and Nick – 7.

Noooooooooo! Not Nick! I really didn’t want to see any of this week’s nominees go home, and Nick was an interesting character. I wanted to see more of him this summer.  Bye-Bye, #1 pick! 😦

It was another deathly quiet House after the Eviction this week, well, except for GinaMarie bawling her eyes out over Nick’s departure.  Howard was comforting her, but she just kept right on crying.  She really liked Nick.  Based on Nick’s final comments, it didn’t seem as though it was much of a blind-side, but I guess if your head is so fall in the sand in this game,like some of the players’ are, it would have really been a shock!

At the HoH Competition, Overnight Deliveries, the House Guests were awoken throughout the night the night before the Eviction by the BB Express. They had to go to the BB Backyard to see various packages pass by them on a conveyor belt.  During the Competition, Julie Chen asked a series of true or false questions based on what they observed.  After six rounds, and two tie-breaker questions, Helen, part of the Mom Squad, came out victorious, becoming the HoH this week!

Oh, a power shift so early in the game!  I love it, especially if it makes Aaryn, Jeremy and Kaitlin quake in their boots.  I didn’t think this would happen, but the Mom Squad has been unleashed on the House, and has significant power. Who will the Mom Squad put up for Eviction?  Has the Moving Company filed for Chapter 11?  Will Aaryn try to go to Helen and try to create that secret alliance Helen was asking for since the beginning of the game?  Will the women continue to rule the House?  We’ll find all of this out in the next episode!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #6 – Put Your Feelings Aside and Woman it Up!

Hey There, Readers!

As you can tell by this episode’s title, the women were finally beginning to pick up their game play in the BB House! This started during Episode #5 when Candice began piecing together the members of the Moving Company, and that they were gunning at getting rid of the women first.  Will the women in the House snap out of their cattiness and get their game faces on?  Read on and you’ll see!

After HoH Aaryn’s nominations of Elissa and Helen, Both women vowed not to campaign against each other, and to work together to change their fortunes in the House.  They planned to also target Aaryn should both of them remain in the House after the next Eviction.  Candice joined the ladies and figured out the all-guy alliance’s plan to control the House and get all the women evicted.  The three women were trying to come up with a way to put an end to their plan.

Meanwhile, in the Storage Room, members of the Moving Company were laughing and celebrating over their plan going over so well.  They thought that the women were too caught up in their egos that none of them realized they were being duped by the guys!  None of the guys realize that someone was on to them.

Helen wanted to continue this women’s movement by going to the HoH Room and trying to get Aaryn on her side.  She reminded Aaryn of the deal she made during the last episode where if Aaryn were to keep her from Eviction, then the two of them would secretly work together to take over the House. Aaryn remembered this talk, and said she’d keep it in mind.   Aaryn confessed that she liked the idea of having a secret alliance, but had to see where it fit into her strategy.

This week’s BB MVP was revealed! Guess who it was?  No surprise here, Readers, it was Elissa for the second week in a row! This week, I think, it was a mix of the Rachel fans and those who are anti-Aaryn fans who voted for her. Smartly, Elissa told Helen, and told her not to say anything to anyone about it. The ladies were then trying to figure out who to target. This choice was a no-brainer for Elissa: Jeremy.  She knew he was the one controlling Aaryn and her decisions, as well as being the House’s biggest physical threat, so he needed to leave before he could do more damage.

It was time to pick the players for the PoV Competition. The last nominee chosen by the MVP in secret was announced.  Jeremy was revved and ready, calling himself a manimal because he was so excited to compete.  This was making Elissa and Helen worry a bit because most people hate being on the block, and it didn’t even phase him. T hen Aaryn picked the last two names out of a box. Amanda and Nick were the last two players this week.  Amanda also wanted Jeremy out for what he did to the Have-Nots at the end of last week. Nick was happy to play because he could help get his fellow Moving Company member off member off the block.  Aaryn then GinaMarie as this week’s host of the Competition.

Elissa, trying to hedge her bets in winning the PoV, went to Nick to make a deal with him. If Nick threw the Competition, Elissa promised to give him a two-week free pass should she and Helen get HoH, or the MVP, whoever it was, would put Nick up as a replacement nominee if someone took themselves off the block.  Nick agreed to the deal, because he thought it was a win-win for him. He wanted to try and win the PoV for himself to save Jeremy, and if he didn’t win, he felt safe because the MVP wouldn’t touch him because of his deal with Elissa.

Britney from BB 12 and 14 visited the House via video with a special announcement: she was preggers! She said the PoV Competition would help finish together her nursery by putting together a super big mobile with stuffed animals. The first House Guest to have 10 stuffed animals balanced on the mobile and hit their nightlight would win the PoV.

It took the competitors a while to figure out how to get the animals to balance on the mobile, but Jeremy must have used us maninal powers to figure out the pattern in order to balance out the animals. He ran over to his nightlight, and won the PoV!

Howard was pleased that Jeremy won because it helps his game. He confessed that it would solidify his reason to have him eventually go because Jeremy’s successes also make him a bigger threat to win the game. He needs to go! Howard! I never saw this coming from you! I’m beginning to like you more and more!

In the HoH Room, Jeremy and Kaitlin were “celebrating” his victory by making out on the King-size bed. GROSS! Aaryn has to sleep on those sheets, and you’re doing who knows what on the sheets and not washing them afterwards. One word, Readers: Nasty! Kaitlin was telling Jeremy her fears of being put up as the replacement nominee and being blind-sided by him and the House. He said he would never do that, and he would tell her if she was going.  Really, Jeremy! Why not fight for her to stay in the House, not don’t just tell her she’s going.

Maybe he wanted to prove his loyalty to Kaitlin, or maybe he heard me screaming at he TV, but he went around the House, as if he was in a mission, “pulling rank” with the rest of the Moving Company and telling them that Kaitlin must not go up on the block. Here were their reactions:
Spencer – agreed with Jeremy because he didn’t really care unless it was someone from their alliance.
Nick – was on the fence because he.knew if Kaitlin didn’t go up, it would be him.
McCrae – didn’t like Jeremy and his demands. He felt.these decisions should be done by the group, not by any one individual.
Howard – didn’t tell Jeremy his true feelings, but he was so not on board. He said the only person he listens to is God.

Elissa and Candice were talking about the reason why so many men have won Big Brother. They felt it was because not many of the women in the game make big moves. Candice wanted to suggest to Aaryn that they should try to separate Nick and Jeremy because the ladies knew that these two guys were part of some kind of alliance. Since they couldn’t go after Jeremy, they should then go after Nick. Candice was unaware of the deal Elissa made with Nick. Elissa didn’t want to go against the deal she had with Nick, but she also didn’t want to leave the House, either. What she didn’t know was that Nick trying to win the Veto, so their deal was null and void.

Elissa was going to make her decision based off of her conversation with Nick. She asked him if he was going to vote for her for Eviction. He didn’t give her a definitive answer, and couldn’t look her in the eye. You all know what that means! Elissa understood what that meant, and went to Helen to to tell her what happened. Nick could no longer be trusted.

At the PoV Ceremony, as expected, Jeremy used the PoV on himself, and the House awaited the replacement nominee the MVP chose Nick’s pic5ture appeared in the TV screen, and Nick took his place beside Helen and Elissa on the block.

Helen said that her alliance with Elissa they’ve named the Mom Squad were coming after Nick and the rest of the guy alliance. Nick said that Elissa was.going to be the one to be packing her bags this week, not him. Elissa said she was going to convince the House that Nick was a threat, and he needed to go!

This was such a good episode! So proud of some of the women in the House for seeing through the smokescreen the Moving Company put ip in Week 1, and are fighting against it. It’s too bad the rest of the women are so clouded by their pettiness and their narcissism, that they can’t see what’s going on.  It just sucks that Elissa’s camp doesn’t hold too much power in the House. Sure, anything can happen on Eviction Night, but it will be an uphill battle. Yes, I’m beginning to warm up to Elissa. So far, she is the toned-down version of Rachel. Elissa has to get kick that Reilly spirit into gear to win another competition, that is if she’s not voted out. Will the Mom Squad get their wish and have my Number 1 pick, Nick, be voted out of the game? Is the cookie beginning to crumble for the Moving Company? Who will the next HoH in the House? You’ll only.find out by checking back into my blog!

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 15, Episode #1 – Let the Scheming and Backstabbing Begin!

Hey Readers!

It’s the premiere for BB15!  I have been patiently waiting for this since last year.  It’s been revealed that not two, but three House Guests are to be on the chosen for Eviction each week.  This certainly raises a player’s chances at being put in the chopping block.  Let’s go and find out how the first episode played out.

This season there are 16 House Guests competing for the $500 000 prize.  Julie Chen welcomed the viewers and the audience present wearing a fabulous pink dress, and introduced us to footage of the House Guests finding out they were chosen to compete on BB15.  Julie then has the House Guests come out in front of the set, and lets them into the House in groups of four.

Group #1         Group #2         Group #3         Group #4
Candice            Elissa                Helen                  Aaryn
GinaMaria      Jeremy            Jessie                 Amanda
Judd                  Kaitlin              Nick                    David
Andy                 McCrae            Howard              Spencer

Alliances were also beginning to form for some of the House Guests while they were exploring the House.  Elissa, who is past BB winner Rachel Reilly’s older sister, proposed to a bunch of the ladies in a room that they should create an all-girl alliance because it has never been done before. Most of them agreed with her idea, except for Jessie, who found Jeremy and David to forge their own alliance.  Then there was Howard, Jeremy and Spencer, who also agreed to try and work together as a group.

After some time went by, Julie Chen called the House Guests to the Living Room to inform them of the first major twist of the season.  Julie told them that three House Guests would be eligible for Eviction each week instead of two.  This, of course, shocked the House Guests.  She then turned off her connection to the House Guests and told the viewers and the live studio audience that the HoH would still be nominating two people, but a third party would be selecting the third nominee.  She left us in suspense, wondering who it could be. Based off of what was going on at CBS.com, I guessed it was going to be America (the home viewers) getting this honour. Judd then proposed a toast, saying, “May all of our backs be padded when we get stabbed in them!” All of the House Guests laughed and clinked their champagne glasses. That was one the best BB toasts I’ve ever heard! It was funny and hopeful.

At the first HoH Competition called Popsicle Factory, the House Guests had to hang on for dear life for this endurance challenge as they were swung around, sprayed at with jets of water and other manners of goo, and beat with a large pair of lips and a tongue.  This was the order the House Guests dropped out of the Competition: Judd, Howard, Amanda, Spencer, Helen, Candice, Jessie, Elissa, GinaMarie, Andy, Kaitlin, Aaryn.

At this point, since no one else was willing to drop, Julie presented the remaining House Guests with a prize.  The next two House Guests would be able to have the chance to find a “No Have Not” Pass in one of two lunch pails sitting before them for their entire time in the House.  They would be exempt from any Have Not punishments.  This enticed David to let go, only for him to have chosen the empty one.  Jeremy then jumped at the chance for this opportunity, winning the Pass by process of elimination.

This left Nick and McCrae to battle it out for HoH.  Nick proposed a deal to McCrae where Nick would be safe from nominations this week. I’m not sure if McCrae agreed with him to get him to drop first or if he’ll go through with the deal, but McCrae agreed and Nick fell first, making McCrae, the pizza delivery boy, this season’s first HoH. After this win, just about everyone in the House has become suspicious of who McCrae really is.

Backtracking a bit, Judd became suspicious of Elissa. During the HoH competition, he and other House Guests found some of her facial features familiar, as if they’d seen them on a former player. Then it hit Judd that she looked like Rachel and they were sister!  He didn’t let anyone else in on his revelation because information like this in the House is like having a $500 000 ticket handed to you. Elissa wouldn’t want this secret revealed!  It would create a HUGE target on her back.

Julie Chen then had the House Guests gather back into the living room to announce how the third nominee would be chosen.  Each week, America will be voting on who it thinks is the best player of the week, the BB MVP. This person will then secretly get to decide who the third nominee will be without their status being revealed. This is a huge advantage to anyone in the game, as it allows for that person to not to get blood on their hands while he or she is picking off an enemy or an ally. The first BB MVP will be chosen based on the strategies each of the House Guests revealed to America before they entered the House. The first BB MVP will be informed of their status after Tuesday’s Veto Competition.

Woohoo! Was that a great premiere episode or what! I think this is one of BB’s better twists they’ve come up with for the game. How will McCrae improve his social game after his reign of HoH is over? Who will become BB’s first MVP, and who will be this season’s first nominees? Hopefully, these questions will be answered in the next episode of Big Brother.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.