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

Hello Readers!

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

Episode #23

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

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

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

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

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

Have/Have-Not Competition: The Black Box

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

Nomination Ceremony

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

Episode #24

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

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

Veto Player Selection Meeting

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

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

Power of Veto Competition – OTEV

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

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

Veto Ceremony

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

Episode #25

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

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

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

Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony

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

Jury/House Guest HoH Competition – Off the Wall

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

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

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #22 – If I Go, I’m Taking All of You Down With Me!

Hey There, Readers!

This season when from having two dominant players to one.  One of these players is being ensnared in a trap that will probably have her back-doored next week.  Besides this happening, one of the nominees is unaware of the fate that is to befall her until it’s too late.  How will she take the fallout? Keep reading and you’ll see!

To keep even more blood off of his hands, Andy wanted Jessie to be unaware of her actually being the target this week.  Jessie, already beginning to feel a weird vibe about what was happening in the House, went to Andy to gain some reassurance about her place in the House.  Andy, lying through his teeth, told her she was safe.

Jessie was still getting this paranoid feeling when she was around Helen and Elissa because Jessie thought they were ignoring and excluding her while spending a lot of time with Spencer all of a sudden.  She decided to talk to Helen about how she felt.  Helen told her she was cool.  Jessie then went back to Andy, thinking he could give her more insight as to what was going on.  Andy told Jessie she was cool and to not worry about anything.

Andy, trying to ward off a disaster, went to Helen to tell her to put in a better poker face around Jessie as she was getting suspicious about what was really going on this week because Jessie was feeling the cold.shoulder from Helen and Elissa.  Helen thought Jessie was being ridiculous and stupid, but she would try to be more friendly towards her.

Helen was speaking to Aaryn, Amanda and Jessie, and Helen started throwing Jessie under the bus about Jessie trying to get rid of Amanda for the past few weeks.  When Helen and Jessie were alone, Jessie wanted to know why Helen would do this.  Helen, trying to rewrite history to save her butt, said she wanted Jessie to wait to start campaigning against Amanda, and that she was mad Jessie went ahead and tried to go after Amanda before Helen was ready.  Jessie couldn’t believe what she was hearing (and neither could I), telling Helen this was not true, and that she had been loyal to Helen for the past 3 weeks.

Jessie tried to clear her “good” name around the House by going to Amanda and outing Helen, telling her that the Mom Squad have been after her for some time now.  Amanda, not wanting for any more BS to go around the House, called out Jessie and the Mom Squad for trying to back-door her for the past few weeks.  Helen then turned on Jessie, saying Jessie was trying to ruin her game, asking her why she was trying to out the Mom Squad.  Jessie responded that it was true what they were doing.  Helen shot back that Jessie was one the block, and that it would be Jessie walking out the front door of the BB House when the Live Vote and Eviction takes place.

Helen and Jessie continued their difference of opinions outside of the HoH Room, so every one who could hear were privy to their conversation.  Jessie exclaimed Helen threw her under the bus, and Helen denied it, saying Jessie misheard what she said.  Helen also tried to cover up her tracks by saying she didn’t remember saying certain things, or that she had no recolition.  Yes, Readers, Helen said recolition, not recollection.  You know someone is lying through their teeth when they start fumbling words like that!  Amanda even commented on Helen’s back peddling, saying that Helen was coming off as looking shady for not owning her actions in this situation.

Helen was talking with Amanda, Andy and McCrae about Jessie being this week’s target while doing damage control.  What this group didn’t know was Jessie just happened to be outside of the room they were talking in listening at the door.  This sent Jessie into a rage.  In the Diary Room, she declared this was the beginning of Operation: Bring the House Down!  Jessie said if she was leaving the BB House this week, she was going to ruin the games of anyone else she could and bring them down with her.  Hell hath no fury like a Jessie scorned, Readers!

Jessie approached Andy, telling him she heard everything that was said in the room.  Andy wanted to know what she heard before saying anything else.  Smart man!  Jessie asked, “What do you think I heard, Andy?”  Andy, playing dumb, said he didn’t know what she heard.  Jessie, upset with Andy’s responses, went to cause trouble elsewhere in the House.

Jessie found GinaMarie and Spencer, and told them she knew about the plan to get rid of her.  GinaMarie, taking a page out of Andy’s book, said she wasn’t aware of any plan.  Spencer just apologized for the position Jessie was in.  Jessie, stirring the BB pot, told GinaMarie about Aaryn talking smack about her behind her back.  GinaMarie, whether she really was aware of it or not, told Jessie she was aware of what Aaryn was doing.  Jessie then let them in on her plan to blow everyone in the House out of the water and left the HoH Room while Aaryn was entering it.

Aaryn wanted to know what was going on with Jessie.  GinaMarie, brushing Jessie off, told Aaryn that JEssie didn’t say anything bad.  Aaryn, getting upset at GinaMarie’s calmness to Jessie’s actions, told GinaMarie to stop acting like nothing’s wrong, and to stop telling her to stop thinking so negatively.  GinaMaire, getting a bit upset herself, told Aaryn to check herself before she continued yelling at her.  Aaryn shot back by saying GinaMarie was talking crazy.  GinaMarie, had had enough of Aaryn’s babyish behaviour and  started yelling, telling Aaryn to go and tell everyone about their spat, and how bad GinaMarie was.  GinaMarie was carrying on so much, she decided to wake the whole House up to talk about what Aaryn says about GinaMarie behind her back, so Aaryn wouldn’t put her spin on what happened.  Aaryn kept saying GinaMarie was acting crazy, asking her why she was doing this.  Oh, Readers, Jessie’s plan sort of worked.  It did get the House into a bit of a tither, but the people she really was hoping to expose with her plan were not really harmed.

At the Live Vote and Eviction, when given the chance to sway the other House Guests, Jessie said she tried to play the best game she could, and she had a great time.  Spencer gave a shout-out to his brother who was celebrating a birthday.  Once again, there’s no need to show how the Vote went, Readers.  It was another unanimous vote to evict Jessie.  No one surprised by these results.

Way Off-Broadway was this week’s HoH Competition.  The players would hear a song based on either an HoH Competition, a Have/Have-Not Competition or a Veto Competition.  It was done in two-player head-to-head rounds.  The player that hit the correct buzzer first would move on to the next round.  The winner would be the last person standing and the HoH.  If you buzzed in and were wrong, you were eliminated.  If no one buzzed in, then both players would be eliminated.  After many rounds of buzzing in, Aaryn, for the fourth time this season, was crowned HoH.  Hooray.  Yes, Readers, the fanfare I displayed there was purely sarcastic.

What kind of trouble will Helen find herself in this week with her “ally,” Aaryn as HoH?  If a big move is going to happen, this would be the week to do it.  We may be seeing Helen be voted out after all of her shenanigans.  If this big move does happen, Helen may not be gone for long.  Why, you ask?  Well, Julie Chen announced that after this week’s Live Vote and Eviction, one of the evicted Jury members will be chosen by the American viewers to come back into the game!  Ha ha!  It would be great if whoever gets sent back into the game actually go t to stay around a bit longer than a week or two.  Who would I choose to be unleashed back into the House?  Judd.  He’d better actually start playing instead of being so nice all the time.  Find out the answer to this question, as well as who will be put up for Eviction, and how Helen does this week in the House by dropping back in on my blog!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #21 – Helen, You’d Better Watch Your Back!

Oh, Readers!

I really wish the House Guests that aren’t n power would finally band together and take over the House like they should of weeks ago when Howard suggested it.  They are rolling over and letting Amanda and Helen run everything.  Sure, girl power is great and everything, but to just let them call all the shots like they are is so sad to watch.  Now it just feels as though it is a waiting game to see who will pick who off first.  By the look of things, it looks as though Amanda will strike first, as a trap seems as though it is being set for Helen to fall for, and she’s unaware of it!  How did Helen get to this point in the game without knowing it?  Read on and you’ll see!

After the Nomination Ceremony, Andy confessed in the Diary Room that Jessie was his (or Amanda’s) target this week because she was trying to go after Amanda for the past few weeks, and that Spencer was the pawn.  Helen thought Andy was playing it too safe with his nominations, and needed to focus on splitting up Amanda and McCrae.  To make Jessie feel more at ease on the block, Andy lied to Jessie, telling her not to worry, as she is only the pawn, and that Spencer was the one leaving.  How many times have we heard that line in the House, yet Spencer hasn’t left yet?   Quite a few times, let me tell you.  Andy felt he has to blind-side Jessie to have her go out the door without too much blood on his hands.

Aaryn and Amanda both agreed that Jessie has to go.  McCrae and Andy joined the ladies discussion, agreeing to the Jessie plan, along with solidifying their Final Four deal.  Aaryn admitted in the Diary Room that this deal was better than the one she had with Helen.  Amanda and McCrae were pretending to fight over who was the mastermind of their alliance, but in private, McCrae admitted it was Amanda.  Amanda named their alliance 3 AM (Amanda, Aaryn, Andy McCrae).

Helen spoke with her “confidant” Andy about his nominations.  She told him his nominations were too safe.  In the Diary  Room, Helen confessed she can no longer trust Andy because something didn’t seem right with Andy anymore, and she was starting to feel paranoid about being back-doored.  Andy confessed in the Diary Room that he would be in trouble if Helen got wind of his true allegiance to Amanda.

The Mom Squad (Helen and Elissa) were trying to piece together what was happening in the House with Andy’s nominations.  Elissa was starting to smell the rat that Andy, one of my picks to win this game, was becoming to Helen.  Helen was also smelling the stench Andy was letting off.  This led Helen to believe she may have to go after Amanda earlier than she expected.

Just as Helen thought, Andy ran to Amanda after his talk with Helen and betrayed Helen, telling Amanda about Helen’s thoughts of going after Amanda.  Andy was wondering whether he did the right thing about outing Helen to Amanda in the Diary Room.  Amanda came up with a plan to get Helen into a fake alliance with Helen, making a Final Five deal, to gain her trust.  Amanda would then dispose of Helen sooner than later.

McCrae, when he was aware of the plan, started to set the trap in motion by pitching the plan to Helen.  He did this so he would try to go after two of his alliance member at one time by putting them on the block.  Lying to Helen, McCrae told Helen he didn’t want to take Amanda to the end because she would beat him in front of The Jury.  He made also made her a Final Three deal since the two of them had a similar style of game-play, as he would want to have Helen at the end with him.  Helen, looking for any way to get of Amanda, fell for the deal, hook, line and sinker.  Helen!  Why would McCrae do this to his fiancée?  Think, think, think!  Wat about the Mom Squad?  I guess the idea of Amanda out of the game was too much to resist for Helen to see things straight.

At the PoV Players’ Meeting, all of the players for this week’s competition were chosen.  They were the HoH (Andy), the Nominees (Jessie and Spencer), and Helen, Amanda and Elissa’s names were picked out of a box given to Andy by the producers in the Diary Room.  Andy chose McCrae as this week’s host of the competition.

Helen and McCrae were talking about their “secret alliance.” Andy was let in on the details of the plan, and he pretended to be surprised about what was happening, and he was on board for this plan to move forward.  Helen!  The alarm bells should have been going off, again with Andy being on board with this plan.  Were you not just talking to Elissa about how Andy may be trying to play you and be loyal to Amanda?  Andy admitted in the Diary Room that he was worried Helen putting the pieces together, blowing his game to bits!  Amanda then came into the room they were talking in, and they changed the subject of their conversation.

This group started talking about how to guarantee Jessie’s eviction from the BB House.  They figured they were due a competition where they had to guess the correct number of items in a container using a smaller sample as a reference. They decided they would have Helen win the PoV and not use it on anyone.  They then went to Spencer with the plan and he told them he was o board with the plan.  In the Diary Room he confessed he was totally against the plan, saying he wanted the PoV to make sure his butt was off the block this week so he could compete for the HoH.

BB B Movie was the name of the PoV Competition this week.  Just as Amanda and crew had expected, the players had to look at certain items from the BB 15 fake movie, Blood, Bolts and Bandages, to see what a certain number of items looked like in order to predict  the number of  a larger group of the same item was.  If a player was the closest with their prediction in each round, without folding, they received a movie ticket.  The player furthest away from the actual number of items would be eliminated.  The player with three tickets, or the most tickets, by the end of the sixth round would win the Veto.  Spencer almost ruined the plan by eliminating Helen from the competition.  Andy saved the day, ultimately beating everyone else out, winning the PoV for himself.  Surprisingly, Jessie was oblivious to the plan throughout the whole competition.  It was really obvious what the other House Guests were doing.  Ignorance is bliss, I guess!

Team Get Rid of Jessie was enraged with Spencer.  They felt they now had to watch both nominated House Guests very carefully to see who they wanted out of the House more.  Jessie was easy to read and was easily manipulated, but was a whole heap of trouble.  Spencer was a harder cookie to crack, yet he couldn’t be trusted.  Oh, decisions, decisions!

Jessie, coming to her senses a bit, realized the position she was in and went to Andy to suggest using the PoV on her.  She pitched an idea about making a big move in the game right now by going after a bigger fish than herself.  She tried to reassure him by saying he would have her support, and that she could drum up the support he needed from other members of the House.  Andy, placating er, said he would think about what she told him.

Helen found it hard to talk to McCrae in private since Amanda pretty much has him in lock-down mode (at her side) most of the time.  McCrae was beginning to get worried their plan was about to go boom when Helen suggested they try to get rid Amanda sooner than the Final Four.  McCrae went to Amanda and told her what happened.  Amanda was now itching to get rid of Helen sooner than later.

3 AM was  comparing notes about who was saying what in the House in the HoH Room.  They got onto the topic of Helen and her interest in having Amanda out of the House.  Amanda wanted to take the first opportunity to get rid of her.  Andy felt conflicted as to whether he should keep the nominations the same, or to continue to do Amanda’s dirty work and put Helen up on the block.

At the Power of Veto Ceremony, when Andy asked the Nominee why he should use the Veto on them, some interesting things were said.  Jessie went the traditional route, saying she would love for Andy to use the PoV on her, but she would respect his wishes.  Spencer, on the other hand, said Andy hasn’t done anything intelligent all week, so why should he start now?  Whoa, Spencer!  I know you’re frustrated with being on the block having no power in the game, but don’t throw in the towel yet!  There’s still a lot more time for anything to happen in this game, so don’t screw it for yourself.  After Spencer’s shocking statement, Andy announced he would not be using the PoV, keeping the nominations the same for the Live Vote and Eviction.

I really wish Helen would take a step back and realize what was going on in the House.  If someone is acting shady in the House, they probably were, and Andy is all kinds of shady where she is concerned.  I just don’t get why she is not able to fully realize this.  Maybe she thinks Andy wouldn’t do her wrong.  If Helen believes that Andy wouldn’t do her wrong, I should take back the kudos I gave her in my last post!  Never ever fully trust anyone in this game!  Will Helen continue to fall for McCrae and Andy’s rouse?  Who will be evicted from the game?  Who will be the next HoH in the House?  Come back to my blog and find out!

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 #8 – Turn Around is Fair Play

Hiya Readers!

This was one of the most emotionally charged episodes of the season yet!  Yelling, name calling, crying, changes of allegiances, you know, all of the things that make BB so popular to watch.  What else happened in the House with Helen as it’s HoH?  Continue reading and you’ll see!

Frustration between the House Guests finally came to a boil as Nick was evicted from the game.  I mentioned in my last BB 15 post that GinaMarie fell apart, crying hysterically all over the House.  All of this happened before the HoH Competition.  When she wasn’t wailing over the loss of her one-sided showmance, she was taking a temper tantrum, scream and shouting threats to those who voted Nick out of the game, swearing to exact vengeance on them.  The House Guests she was yelling at were in scattered around the House, shaking their heads at what GinaMarie was saying.

After the HoH Competition, Jeremy was miserable because the power has shifted away from his side of the House, and the Moving Company is crumbling.  He decided that he had to look out for his own game from this moment on, so he went to speak to Helen in the Have-Not Room (which they did not show off to my recollection), applauding Helen’s game-play, and sucking up to the Mom Squad any way he could.

Aaryn, GinaMarie, and Kaitlin took a different approach to dealing with the power shift.  They were upset and worried about Helen taking their HoH Room away from them.  They were also wondering which of them would be chosen to nominated to go on the block this week.  It was really sad to see the three of them sulking like children because things were not going their way.

Team Aaryn continued began taking their frustration on being on the wrong side of the House on other players.  They ganged up on Jessie for changing sides by verbally attacking her while she was in her bed.  Aaryn then took a hissy fit and trashed Candice’s bed, tossing the sheets and mattress flying across the room. Judd popped his head into the room to see what was going on, and got yelled at by Team Aaryn.  They then continued to attack Jessie, calling her all sort of things because she lied to them about who she was voting out the House.  Candice then entered the room to find her bed in shambles, and being attacked by Team Aaryn as well.  Both Aaryn and GinaMarie started talking their horrible version of ghetto talk to her to egg Candice on, and Candice was yelling back, trying to defend herself.  Way to go, Team Aaryn! Since one of you can’t stand up for yourself, you can only attack people in packs while your “victim” is alone.  You’re really justifying why all of you should go up on the block and be evicted!

Thank goodness for Howard! He overheard the verbal cat-fight and stepped in to diffuse the situation.  He took Candice out of the room, and talked her down so she wouldn’t go back into the room and continue the fight.  He also got Candice to turn the other cheek about Team Aaryn and their delightful comments.  Oh, Howard!  You’re such a good guy!

Team Aaryn turned their tirade back onto Jessie.  Jessie was defending Candice, and the other ladies in the room were trying to tell Jessie that the Mom Squad and their new allies were talking smack about her, but, thankfully, Jessie didn’t believe them and their petty accusations.  Jessie had to remind these ladies of the smack they’ve been dishing out all over the House, and that they are victimizing themselves.

Later on, when the House simmered down, GinaMarie was crying, again, on the couch with Aaryn watching her.  Candice noticed GinaMarie crying and went over to her to see if she could help GinaMarie get over whatever she was going through.  Both GinaMarie and Aaryn saw the great person she was, and apologized for their words and actions.  Candice confessed that she accepted their apologies, but she didn’t believe they were being sincere, especially in Aaryn’s case.  She said after GinaMarie stopped crying, she would pretend they didn’t exist because she couldn’t trust them.

This week’s Have/Have-Not Competition was a stinky affair.  The House was split into three teams:

Blue                                            Red                                                 Yellow
Howard                                   Judd                                                Spencer
Kaitlin                                     McCrae                                           Andy
GinaMarie                             Amanda                                         Elissa
Aaryn                                     Jessie                                              Candice

One person from each team had to stand in a huge bucket of curdling rotten milk and pass this milk by tossing it out of their smaller bucket to another teammate, and they continue this until they can pour it into a huge jar at the end of the line.  The last team to finish will be the Have-Nots this week.  The Red team finished the competition quickly, cheering their victory.  Howard confessed he was trying to throw the Competition by tossing the milk on GinaMarie, and pretending to have trouble getting milk into his bucket.  He wanted for his teammates to suffer just that much more this week because of all of the waves they were making in the House.  Howard’s plan was done all in vane, though, as McCrae was even worse than Howard was pretending to be in this challenge.  Howard’s teammates were still able to fill their jar before the Yellow Team could, making Team Yellow the Have-Nots for the week.

After the competition, Jeremy swallowed his pride and told Helen about the Moving Company, how he blames McCrae for turning on their alliance and on Aaryn.  Helen was so elated because Candice’s suspicions were right, and Nick leaving really was the best decision to make.   Helen then asked Jeremy if he would care.if Kaitlin went up.  He said as long as his butt was safe, he didn’t care whether Kaitlin went up or not.  Wow!  What happened to all of your chivalry from last week, Jeremy, telling Kaitlin you’d tell her if anyone was after her, and making sure she didn’t go anywhere.  All of that huffing and puffing to the Moving Company about keeping Kaitlin safe, practically ruining your alliance last week for nothing!  Lovely, just lovely, Jeremy!

Howard also stopped by the HoH Room and had a chat with Helen.  When asked about the Moving Company, he denied it.  Why?  Howard, your alliance is D-E-A-D!  Why try to hold on to it?  This just made your stock plummet in Helen’s eyes, warning her that she can’t you.

At the HoH Nomination Ceremony, guess which two House Guests were chosen as Nominees? Yeppers!  It was Kaitlin and Aaryn!  Helen fed them some bull about how they were strong competitors, and how they will get their chance to get off the block by winning the PoV.  Helen then confessed she’s after bigger fish, and to wait for her to reveal her plan later on in the week.

I know, so much went on during this episode!  It was really something to watch.  Team Aaryn really have to stop being babies about their lot in the game, and do something about it.  Did they forget that this could happen to them in the game. Who will be this week’s MVP?  Who will this person nominate as the third person on the block?  Will Team Aaryn continue apologizing to other House Guests over their actions?  Who wiol win the PoV? All of these questions will (hopefully) be answered within my next post!

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.