Big Brother 15, Episode #34: Your Luck Has Finally Run Out

Hey Readers!

It’s yet another Eviction Night on this episode of BB 15!  I know, they’re just throwing the House Guests out at this point  in the season!  With Andy being the HoH this week, it’s be up to McCrae to take his butt out of the fire again if he wants to make it into the Final Three.  Will McCrae be saved by the PoV or some last minute deal?  Keep reading and you’ll see!

After Julie Chen got the viewers caught up on what was happening in the BB House, the show cut straight to Andy announcing his Eviction Nominees.  He put McCrae and Spencer up on the block.  McCrae confessed after the Nomination Ceremony that he had a good chance of going home this week if he didn’t win the Veto.

The Exterminators were in the HoH Room discussing the Veto Competition as well.  They agreed that McCrae can’t win the PoV again.  Andy was also thinking about what would happen if McCrae did win the Veto this week.  He confessed it didn’t matter whether Spencer or GinaMarie were on the block, so long as McCrae went home.

At the Nomination Ceremony, Andy’s decision was revealed.  e put McCrae and Spencer up for Eviction.  Andy said his decision was not personal, and that this week was all about winning the PoV.  McCrae was confused as to why Andy would put him up if they’re in an alliance together.  Spencer didn’t like how Andy put him up on the block instead of GinaMarie, and felt there was something fishy going on between the two of them.

The show then showed the viewers what was happening at the Jury House.  They showed Aaryn, Amanda and Elissa joining Candice, Jessie and Helen.  Yeah, Readers, a House and a Jury full of women could spell trouble for those remaining in the game.  There was some verbal cat fights between Amanda and Candice over who deserved to win the game.  Of course, Amanda was forcing her opinion down everyone else’s throat, preaching about how McCrae should win the game, while Candice thought GinaMaire should win.  No surprise why Amanda would have such strong feelings for McCrae to win, but it was interesting why Candice would want GinaMarie to win after everything that wet down between them.  Maybe it was a girl power feeling, or maybe it was because GinaMarie was the person she liked the most out of everyone else left in the game.  They each argued over how the other’s pick rode on someone else’s coat tails to get where they were.  When Judd joined the ladies, it was a hot/cold sort of reaction to his presence with them.  This was because he had sent some of them to the Jury, while some of them still adored his easy-going manner.

At the last Power of Veto Competition (I’m not sure if the producers gave this Comp a name), the players had to match up the correct House Guests to the clues provided on 14 spiders connected to a web on boards in the BB Backyard.  Some of the clues had more than one correct response, but there was a proper House Guest to make the web work.  The player to correctly figure out this puzzle ad hit their buzzer won not only the Veto, but also put themselves into the Final Three, and got the right to cast the sole Vote, deciding the last person to go on in the game, while sending the other person to the Jury House.  After a lot of pondering and switching around by the House Guests, HoH Andy won the Veto, along with the opportunity to decide who goes along with him to the Final Three.

After the Veto Competition, McCrae was crushed, potentially losing his last chance to stay alive in this game.  He said he was going to try to do anything he could to make Andy see that he should bring him along to the Final Three.  Andy and Spencer were in the HoH Room, trying ot figure out whether he should use the Veto or not.  Spencer confessed he would rather have McCrae go on with himself and Andy, leaving GinaMarie to join the Jury.  He felt threatened by GinaMaire because of all of the support she may have on the Jury, so getting her out would be better for his chances to win the game.

McCrae went to Spencer to make his pitch as to why he should go on in the game.  He let Spencer know about GinaMarie’s potential support on the Jury because she sis what so many others were afraid to do: get rid of Amanda.  I agree, this was a major move in the game, and if Spencer doesn’t take McCrae’s point to heart, he could be making a half a million dollar mistake!

McCrae the went on to make his pitch to stay with Andy.  He told Andy that GinaMarie and Spencer have not made that many enemies on the Jury since they haven’t had to get their hands as dirty as he and Andy have.  He also reminded Andy of how dangerous GinaMarie was in the game.  McCrae also told Andy that if it came down to it, he would take Andy with him to the Final Two because he knew he would lose to Andy, but would have a better chance at winning than against GinaMarie or Spencer.

At the Veto Ceremony, Andy chose not to use the PoV on any of the Nominees.    Right after Andy made his decision, the show moved right along to the last Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony of the season.  When given their chance to try and save themselves, McCrae thanked his family and supporters at home, and told GinaMarie not to worry about what was going to happen, as she was the only one allowed to vote.  Spencer told the House Guests to do whatever she wanted.  In the end, GinaMaire decided to stay true to the Exterminators, choosing to Evict McCrae.

As an extra tidbit, before the Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony, Julie Chen informed the viewers that The Exterminators had outed themselves to McCrae.  They replayed this footage for us viewers to see.  In McCrae’s exit interview, he told Julie Chen he wasn’t sure where his relationship with Amanda was going to go after the show ends because life outside of the House is much different than it is within it.

Well, Readers, McCrae will be missed by me.   He was a funny little character.  The one thing I won’t miss is typing his name!  Now with him out of the way, the Final Three House Guests are Andy, GinaMarie and Spencer.  The next episode will show these three battling it out to become the final HoH of the season, guaranteeing their spot in the Final Two, and also getting to choose who they want to sit beside in front of the Jury on Finale Night for the $500 000 prize.  There are only two episodes left, Readers!  Who do you think will make it, and who will be the last member of the Jury?  Come back to my blog and see how it all plays out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

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

Hi Readers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #31: Well, That Was Sort of Expected!

Hello Readers!

It the last Double Eviction Night of the season! Oh, Readers, these nights are always fun to watch because two people leave the House in one night, but you usually are able to find out who the second House Guest is that’s getting evicted because there isn’t much time for people to make deals.   Will Amanda be one of the House Guests evicted, or will Spencer’s luck run out?  Read on to find out!

Now that Amanda’s fate was all but sealed, she decided to go to Elissa to do the somewhat unthinkable: to ask Elissa for her vote to stay in the House.  Amanda told Elissa that if she stayed, there would be 3 people having her back (Amanda, McCrae and Andy), forming a Final Four deal.  She also reminded Elissa that if Amanda left, then Elissa would be following close behind her.  Elissa took Amanda’s words to heart, and decided to go along with this plan.  To seal the deal, Elissa gave Amanda her wedding ring as collateral.

Elissa let McCrae and Andy in on her deal with Elissa.  Andy confessed he was worried because if he didn’t vote for Amanda to leave, his scheme would be found out, hurting his chances at winning the game.  McCrae told Amanda not to trust Elissa, because she could double-cross you.

After Andy met with Amanda, he made a bee line straight to The Exterminators to share this information with them.  While Andy was squealing to his real alliance, Amanda and McCrae spoke about how their plan had to work, and how Andy wouldn’t flip on them.  Amanda felt Andy was the only person they could trust in the House.

Before the Live Vote and Eviction, Julie Chen told the House Guests about this episode being the 500t episode of Big Brother, as well as the second Double Eviction Night they were about to go through.  The House Guests were both excited and worried about what was going to happen throughout the evening.  When it came time for the Nominees to speak, Spencer gave a shout out to his family and friends at home.  Amanda told the House Guests that they were like family to her, and that could benefit from her staying in the House.  The Vote was an interesting one, Readers.  This week was the first time there was a tie for Eviction.  GinaMarie, as HoH, had to make the final decision as to who stayed.  After putting on her baseball cap, she “politely” told Amanda to “get the steppin’.”  For those of you who don’t know what this means, GinaMarie wanted Amanda out of the House.  Yes, Amanda is out of the House!  Oh, happy day!  Before Amanda left the House, she turned to Andy and told him she thought she could trust him.  Andy said that she still could and went through the door.

Again, I don’t usually talk about Julie Chen’s exit interviews, but Amanda’s was a bit entertaining.  Basically, Julie Chen asked Amanda whether she thought she as a bully to some of the House Guests.  Amanda answered that she didn’t think she was a bully.  Julie pressed Amanda a bit further, giving Elissa as an example, and Amanda responded that it was her game-play, and that she wasn’t like this in her life away from the game.  Julie Chen also asked Amanda about the exchange between herself and Andy.  She said it was for the benefit of those in the House, and that it was fake.  She was trying to save Andy from any suspicion of being loyal to her.  When viewing the Goodbye Messages, Andy told Amanda that he had voted for her to be evicted because it was best for his game.  Let’s just say that Amanda was none too please to see this message after being evicted.

The remaining House Guests were ready to play Go Fetch, the HoH Competition for this Double Eviction Night.  The House Guests had to race across part of the BB Backyard to a dog pen to find 2 dog bones hidden under a pile of straw-like material.  They could only take one bone to their doggy bowl at a time.  The first competitor to find both bones then grab a key to open their pen would win the HoH position.  McCrae scrambled to finish first, making him the Ho for the night.

After getting bombarded by some of the House Guests as to who he should nominate, he chose GinaMarie and Elissa as his nominees for Eviction.

At the Veto Competition, The BB 500, all 6 House Guests had to push their car through a race course maze in order to win the Power of Veto.  It was had to guess who would win this Comp, but, surprisingly, Judd was victorious, winning this ever so important PoV.

At the Veto Meeting, after hearing GinaMarie and Elissa’s reasons as to why he should use the PoV on them, Judd decided not to use the Veto.

At the second Live Vote and Eviction, it was pretty apparent who was going home based on the looks on certain people’s faces.  By a unanimous 3-0 vote, Elissa was the next House to be exterminated by The Exterminators.  It was sad to see Elissa leave the House.  I had grown fond of her, and I wanted her to make it to at least the Final Three.  The Mom Squad is officially out of the BB House.

Wow, Readers!  The show went by in a blur!  I’m sure we’ll be getting all of the back story to this Eviction Night, as well as the next HoH Comp in the next episode of BB 15.  This episode was fantastic, but also not surprising.  I went from being o top of the world to being a bit sad.  At least my last pick, Andy is still working his butt off to stay in the game.  Maybe he’ll be the next HoH, as it will guarantee that person a one-way ticket into the Final Four.  Who will win the HoH this week?  Will McCrae’s decision to get rid of Elissa bite him in the butt now that he’s alone in the House?  Will The Exterminators make it through without any casualties?  Come back to my blog to see how everything plays out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #29: Surprise!

Hi There, Readers!

With Aaryn gone, there was more of a chance for everyone else to win the HoH spot this week.  After the winner was crowned, it was a game of cover up to hide the names of this week’s nominees.  Let’s just say when one of the nominees figured out they were going up on the block, they were so shocked that their jaw dropped wide open.  Oh, the BB 15 producers had a very nice surprise for the House Guests, but only one of them got to enjoy it.  Who were the big winners and losers during this episode of BB 15?  Read below and you’ll see!

Big Hoppertunity was in full swing at the beginning of this episode.  While the competition played out, the House Guests shared their feelings about their safety in the House this week.  Amanda was worried about not winning the HoH because if they didn’t win it, one or both of them would most likely go up on the block.  Elissa was worried because, since she was the out-going HoH, she wasn’t able to play this competition, so she was a sitting duck should anyone want to target her for Eviction.  Andy felt this was one of the most important HoHs for him to win because he wanted to make sure The Exterminators got rid of Amanda this week.  GinaMarie was sad her BFF, Aaryn was gone, but she must try to win this HoH to get rid of Amanda because of she and McCrae didn’t try to save Aaryn instead of voting her out.  After a lot of hopping and egg breakage, GinaMarie hopped her way into the HoH crown this week.  There was also a punishment for the two players who had the lowest egg count in their baskets at the end of the competition.  These two lucky people had to wear a chicken costume for 48 hours.  Spencer and Judd were these lucky people.

Since Amanda never knew where GinaMarie’s loyalty lie in this game, she decided to aggressively push GinaMarie to follow her agenda, as others had in the past, and get Elissa up on  the block.  Amanda’s angle was that Elissa was solely to blame for Aaryn’s eviction.  Amanda went to GinaMarie with her thoughts, but GinaMarie confessed that she wasn’t the stupid person Amanda thought she was, and she wasn’t going to be doing Amanda’s dirty work like Aaryn did.  GinaMarie was going to play her own game.

While most of The Exterminators were celebrating GinaMarie’s victory, Spencer was laying down the ground work so this week’s nominees wouldn’t think they would be considered.  I’m talking about Amanda and McCrae.  Yippee! Finally, someone was stepping up and getting both of the m on the block at the same time.  He was telling them that he was worried that GinaMarie would probably put him up because she didn’t trust him.  Amanda, not leaving anything to chance, said she was going to be all over GinaMarie to make sure both she and McCrae weren’t on the block this week.

It was time for Spencer and Judd to pay the piper.  They were called into the Diary Room, and then came back out to show everyone their new duds for the next two days: their chicken suits!  Both guys took their punishment in stride, both laughing and dancing around the BB Living Room.  GinaMarie loved their wuits so much, that she called Spencer “Deep Fried Chicken, and Judd got the name “Chicken Nugget”

Amanda was true to her word.  She was all over GinaMarie about who she should nominate for Eviction.  She asked if GinaMarie had any ideas for Eviction.  GinaMarie lied, telling her she didn’t, and that it could be anyone in the House.  Amanda, in her most non-threatening tone, said that she was just asking GinaMarie not to put up her or McCrae, and to put up Elissa.  Amanda said it wouldn’t matter how the other nominee was, because the whole House wanted Elissa out.

Elissa was sharing her feelings about her dislike for Amanda with Spencer and Andy, when, magically, Amanda came out of nowhere to ear all of Elissa’s comments about her.  Amanda decided to sit down with them and paint her nails while she started another argument with Elissa.  It got to the point where Andy couldn’t take anymore of their drama, and left the room.  Elissa followed Andy, sick and tired of Amanda berating her.  Spencer spoke to Amanda and McCrae.  Spencer warned Amanda she has to stop attacking Elissa.  Amanda said she couldn’t stop because Elissa was pushing her buttons too much.  When Spencer left, McCrae gave her the same advice.  He also advised her to take the high road from now on where Elissa was concerned, and to let the House see Elissa as the instigator of the arguments.  McCrae also wanted Amanda to try to make nice with Elissa, so the House can see she was trying to turn over a new leaf, making the target on their backs smaller.  Elissa was getting this same advice from Andy in the BB Backyard.

Amanda, halfheartedly, went to Elissa to apologize for her behaviour over the past few days.  Wait a minute!  Didn’t they tell Julie Chen they had apologized to each other already before the Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony?  I see that was either a lie, or both ladies just couldn’t leave well enough alone.  Elissa, seeing through Amanda’s apology, just shook her head and walked away.  Amanda was furious!  She was so furious, she went around the House, telling everyone that she tried apologizing to Elissa, but Elissa walked away from her, trying to drum up some sympathy from the rest of the House.

Amanda continued her “I’m Really Good” campaign by trying to sway Judd and Spencer while they were soaking up some sun “roasting” in the BB Backyard.  Amanda turned on the waterworks, crying about being the “bad guy” in the situation, and how sad it was making her.  She was just wasting her crocodile tears on them, as Judd said he didn’t believe a word of what Amanda was saying.  GinaMarie joined the group, and she wasn’t buy what Amanda was trying to sell, either.

I guess the House was asked to go into the HoH Room while the BB producers literally filled the House with balloons of all sizes!  It’s Luxury Prize time!  The House Guests were advised by a card left on a table that one of them would be able to win $10 000 if they found a chip with a “1,” a chip wit a “0,” and a chip with a “K” on it hidden within the balloons all over the House.  The first person to find these three chips and ring the bell on another table won the cash prize.  After a furious hunt for the three chips, Spencer was the first to find all three chips and ring the bell, winning $10 000.  He said he was the “cluckiest” man in the world.

GinaMarie was trying to avoid talking to Amanda as much as she could.  It got to the point where GinaMarie pretended to be busy talking to Judd so she could not speak to her.  About two minutes later, Amanda interrupted GinaMaire again, determined to talk to GinaMarie.  Once Judd left, Amanda started her pitch to get rid of Elissa, again, and to also put Judd up with her.  Amanda’s reasoning for these picks was that they would guarantee that GinaMarie would have less targets on her back if she took Amanda’s advice.  Amanda also added that she had  been influential in choosing the nominees as of late, so she should know what she was talking about.  As McCrae joined their conversation, Amanda tried to sweeten the pot by lightly mentioning a Final Three deal with McCrae and herself.  GinaMarie just nodded her head as if this sounded like a great idea.  Amanda, satisfied with their talk, left McCrae to finish talking to GinaMarie, and left the room.The rest of the House helped Amanda feel as though she was safe by telling her she was safe, and it was them who had something to worry about.

At the Nomination Ceremony, Amanda’s blanket of security was rudely ripped off of her and McCrae when their keys were the only two that didn’t come out of the Nomination Box.  Boy, was Amanda shocked!  Her jaw was on the floor, and she was speechless (for once)!  McCrae just looked lost ad confused.  GinaMarie told MCrae he was nominated because she wanted to see the light come back on in his eyes like they were during the first HoH Comp.  GinaMarie told Amanda she was on the block because she was crazy, but she loved Amanda.  While Elissa and the remainder of safe House Guests were elated to see Amanda’s expression when she found out she and McCrae were on the block, Amanda was still in shock.  She didn’t understand, after all of the browbeating she did to GinaMarie, that she and McCrae were both on the block.  McCrae was crying in the Diary Room, realizing their time together in the BB House was going to end shortly with one of them leaving this week.  GinaMarie said Amanda could cry all she wants, and that Amanda’s bullying tactics weren’t going to work on her.

Oh, Readers!  It was good to see Amanda get put in her place.  I don’t think she’s going to take any of this lying down, though.  I can see Amanda trying to go full force to get everyone to keep her over McCrae because she did all of the heavy lifting in their alliance.  Oh, her one Veto victory will erase all of the strong-arming, the taunting and the threats she dished out to the House over the past few weeks and make all the House Guests want her to stay over McCrae.  If my thoughts are indeed true, Amanda had better wake up, because she will be on her way out the BB front doors if she doesn’t win the Veto this week.  Who will win the PoV this week?  Will any of them sacrifice themselves in the name of love to save the other?  Will Amanda cool her jets and continue her nice act to smooth things over with the other House Guests?  You can find all of the answers to these questions by coming back to my blog!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #26: Oh, How the Tables Have Turned, Again!

Hey Readers!

With the Jury Members and the remaining House Guests all competing for the HoH, the future of the BB House is really up in the air!  Will Helen have a comeback, crushing 3 AM, or will another Jury Member be able to come back into the House to try and finish what they started at the beginning of the summer?  Read on and you’ll find out!

The Off the Wall Competition continued in this episode, with McCrae and Spencer being the first two casualties of the game.  Andy and Jessie quickly followed them.  Helen was trying to hang on in order to beat Amanda, but she, too, fell off the wall, followed by Candice, wishing Judd, the returning Jury Member, good luck in the BB House.

As the mini platforms began to move quicker beneath the feet of the remaining competitors’ feet, Judd fell off, losing his chance at being HoH this week.  Everyone else (Elissa, Amanda and GinaMarie) were hanging on for dear life.  After tapping into her Reilly Power Ring for extra power, Elissa pulled off some really spectacular saves to catch 10 baseballs first, making her this week’s HoH!  Oh, Readers, it was amazing!  My oldest and I were at the edge of our seats!  We were also watching some major boot shaking from many of the other House Guests.

Elissa confessed that she wanted Amanda and McCrae on the block to make up for splitting up the Mom Squad the week before.  She was also curious as to why Judd didn’t want to give her hug wen he left the House a few weeks ago.  Judd told her about how he wasn’t happy with how he had left the House at Helen’s bidding.  Judd went on to say that this unpleasantness was water under the bridge, and that he wanted to return to the game with a new slate.

Amanda, curious as to where Elissa’s head was at, went to her and asked if she and McCrae were safe this week.  Since Amanda is Elissa’s main target this week, Elissa said that the two of them being on the block together was a possibility.  ELissa also said Aaryn was a probable pick.  Amanda tried to change Elissa’s mind by throwing GinaMarie in the line of fire, if she was going after Aaryn.  Amanda left the room, even more worried and upset over not getting her way.

After relaying the information to McCrae, Amanda got McCrae to go to Elissa, since he was able to persuade many other HoHs to do 3 AM’s bidding.  McCrae also started throwing GinaMarie’s name around as a possible candidate for Eviction.  Elissa simply told McCrae that this was her HoH week, so she would be deciding who was going up on block.  McCrae tried every way possible to get Elissa off of the Idea of Amanda and himself being on the block, but Elissa stonewalled McCrae at every turn.  Amanda, after hearing about McCrae’s negative progress with Elissa, went back to Elissa, in fear of not being able to control this week’s nominations, crying and pleading to not to have the two of them on the block together, but no dice, Readers!  Elissa wouldn’t budge for them!

Aaryn, also worried about Nominations this week, was so preoccupied in her thoughts about being on the block that she took a swig of nail polish remover instead of her water from her water bottle!  Spencer and Andy witnessed what happened, and they knew why she did such a crazy thing.

Elissa was sharing her thoughts with Judd on how she would like for this week.  She wanted to see either Amanda or Aaryn go to the Jury House this week.  Judd pledged his full support for Elissa’s plans, and wanted to befriend Elissa.  She reciprocated Judd’s sentiments, so much so that they agreed to create an alliance between themselves.  I wonder what they will name their alliance?

Aaryn went to Elissa to try and sway Elissa not to put her up on the block.  Aaryn was trying to make Elissa fall for her line of BS by proposing fake promises, and fake deals.  Just as Aaryn had done to her the week before, Elissa listened with deaf ears.

At the Nomination Ceremony, Elissa’s choices for Eviction were revealed: Aaryn and McCrae.  Elissa said she nominated McCrae because he was a strong player, and she hoped he would win the Veto to get himself off the block.  Elissa nominated Aaryn to show her how Elissa felt when Aaryn targeted her last week, and because Aaryn as been making Elissa’s life in the BB House miserable since Week #1.  Elissa, please tell us how you really feel.

Oh, Readers, I smell a back-door situation being set-up by Elissa here to get rid of Amanda!  The only way this won’t work is if McCrae or any other competitor wins the PoV and doesn’t use it at all.  This way, the nominations stay the same, and Amanda is safe for the week.  Amanda wouldn’t care if Aaryn is directly in the line of fire.  She was just using Aaryn to lock her HoH noms last week.  3 AM was doomed to fail from its inception.  Will Elissa’s plan work?  Will McCrae save himself or sacrifice himself for Amanda?  How will the PoV change the game this week?  Oh, before I forget, in my next post, the House Guests will be getting a visit from another seasonal visitor!  Come back to my blog to check up on this season of BB 15 to see who it is!

Before I go, I do ave to give a humongous thank you to fellow WordPress blogger, Notes from a Southern Kitchen for showing so much support to my blog, and to my eldest child, for giving me a HUGE assist on this episode’s post!  It really means a lot to me.

Until my nest post, Readers!

Reese.

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 #20: Now It’s Time to Choose a Side

Hiya Readers!

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

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

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

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

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

Round #1

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

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

Final Four

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

Championship Round

Andy vs McCrae – Andy won HoH!

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

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

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

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

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

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese!

Big Brother 15, Episode # 17 – Timing is Everything Where Opening Your Mouth is Concerned

Oh, Readers!

To me, it seems as though the rest of the season will be dominated by the women and their pettiness instead of smart game-play.  Sure, players can get themselves out of hot water by winning the PoV, or America can throw a player on the block as the MVP for now, but where voting is concerned, The game is pretty much locked up.  The key for any Floater in the game now is to plan their moves carefully, and to speak wisely.  Jessie was a player who learned this lesson in this episode.  Was it helpful to her game?  Read of and you’ll see.

While the HoH Competition, Bull in a China Shop continued, the producers showed some of the confessions the House Guests had about their game going forward. Aaryn hoped she and Helen could continue to work together since they’ve saved each other from Eviction in the game.  Spencer planned on working his way into the “flock” in order to gain more allies in the House.  Helen wanted to target players with a good social game, since they are able to sway others to their side, and are hard to trust because they seem to be on everyone’s side.  McCrae felt like he had to win the HoH spot this week, as he didn’t trust anyone in the House to keep him safe.

At the end of the last episode, Julie Chen mentioned that the first three players to drop out of the competition would have the opportunity to open three boxes that have surprises in them, one of them held $5 000 in it.  The first three to fall were in this order: Spencer, Candice and Helen.  This was what they received:

Spencer – a megaphone (or bullhorn) that he has to use until after the Nominations are revealed.

Candice – $5 000!  Se’s going to need it, since Aaryn and her “friend”, Helen are now gunning for her.

Helen – a BB Backyard BBQ for her and three friends with all of the BBQ fixings and alcohol!

This is how most of the other House Guests dropped out of this competition:

Elissa, Amanda, Judd, Andy, Jessie (remember, Aaryn was the out-going HoH, so she is not eligible to compete).

This left McCrae up against GinaMarie.  I know, I was shocked, too that these two were the last two in a competition.  But there they were, battling it out for supremacy. GinaMarie was offering all kinds of deals to McCrae to drop out of the competition, yet he wouldn’t budge. All GinaMarie said wanted was to have the title of HoH and have her hair dyed.  GinaMarie even offered to share her nominations with McCrae, but he said no.  McCrae also wanted to win to save Amanda should she go up this week.  After more balancing on the barrel, McCrae finally fell off, leaving GinaMarie as this week’s HoH!  From the looks of things, it’s going to be a scary week with GinaMarie as the HoH.

Aaryn is one of the reasons why I said this Week was going to be scary.  She was elated GinaMarie won HoH.  This meant two things: 1) Aaryn wasn’t going to be nominated by the HoH this week; and 2) She was pretty much going to be the HoH this week without having to get her hands dirty.  I think controlling the power is much more fun than being the one in power.  The person in power gets targeted for any decisions made on their watch.  I don’t think GinaMarie see being HoH this way, nor do I think she cares!  Her hair needs dying!

Others in the House had opposite reactions to GinaMarie becoming the HoH.  Amanda was nervous because she didn’t know where GinaMarie’s head was in the game (if it was really in the game at all).  Candice was worried because GinaMarie was one of Aaryn’s minions, and is not fond of Candice.  She’s expecting to go up on the block.  Helen decided to play the suck up game to ensure her butt didn’t go up on the block since she was not sure which way GinaMarie’s nominations were going to go.  Andy just wanted for Aaryn and GinaMarie to stop celebrating, as they were annoying him, but he knew that expressing his growing displeasure towards them would send him on the block.

Aaryn and GinaMarie were talking in one of the BB Bedrooms about possible nominees.  Of course Candice’s name popped up.  GinaMarie said it was because Candice picks on Aaryn and is a drama Queen.  Whoa, whoa, whoa!  Who was it that was picking on who, GinaMarie?  I can’t wait for you to be evicted and watch this season, because all of America saw the two of you picking on not only Candice, but on Howard, Helen and Andy!  Candice was defending herself against you and Aaryn.  Hello?  Wasn’t it Aaryn, you know, the person who, according to you, is getting picked on by Candice the same person who flipped over Candice’s bed and trashed her things because she didn’t like Candice?  I really wish you would get your facts straight before you go around hating people for the actions you and your friends start.  GinaMarie was also thinking about going after Spencer because he turned his back on her boy, Nick, which helped him get evicted.  GinaMarie is beginning to channel Rachel…nobody messes with her man!

Helen was talking to Judd, Spencer and Jessie about who Helen was going to invite to her BBQ.  Of course, Elissa would be on the list because the Mom Squad was still in full effect.  Aaryn was on this list because she kept up her end of their deal last week.  Helen was not sure who the third person was going to be.  Jessie was appalled that her name was not on Helen’s list of invitees.  After all of the “Floater loyalty” she has shown Helen, she was not going to be invited?  Jessie was so pissed off, that she questioned Helen about Aaryn’s invite.  After Helen explained it was because of what Happened during the previous week, Jessie accepted Helen’s reason (somewhat), but was still not happy her name hadn’t been said yet.

Now, remember the title of this post (you can scroll back up if you need to)?  Yeah, this is where it comes in handy for Jessie.  Unbeknownst to the group in the room, Aaryn just happened to be walking by the room they were talking in, and heard Jessie spouting off about Aaryn and Jessie questioning Helen.  This set off alarm bells in Aaryn’s head about being able to trust Helen or Jessie if they were having a conversation like this.  Aaryn was so bold that she even sashayed (well, she popped in with authority, but sashayed was more fun to type) into the room and to see what was going on.  She then continued on her way to the bathroom full of doubts.  Aaryn was talking about what happened to GinaMarie when Jessie popped into the room.  How about this, BB House Guests: if you don’t want certain people to hear your conversations, keep your voice down!  Why do you have to blare everything that comes out of your mouth?  Spencer doesn’t have a choice for the time being (megaphone/bullhorn punishment), but the rest of you have no excuse to be loud.

Jessie was still complaining about not being invited to Helen’s BBQ.  The “lucky” recipient of Jessie’s complaints was Amanda.  From watching this week’s episode, as well as her demeanor in general,  I think Amanda is the LAST person Jessie wants to be unloading her issues onto.  I’ll explain my point in the next paragraph. You’ll see why.  Amanda told Jessie that she shouldn’t be so upset with the situation because Amanda figured Helen was using it as part of her game-play, to be kept in Aaryn’s good books.  Jessie disagreed, saying it was a big deal because she felt Helen was showing disloyalty towards her.

This is the point I was alluding to, Readers:  Amanda, getting upset with Jessie, told her to just sit there, shut up, and look semi-pretty.  Amanda then unloaded about how Jessie didn’t like how she was getting so upset and being so fake with her when Jessie tried to hatch a plan to send Amanda out the door instead of Howard a few hours before the Vote.  Jessie denied it, but Amanda didn’t believe her, Nor should she, Readers!  You see, the producers showed the viewers flashback sequences of Jessie planning a mini coup, but it didn’t get off the ground.

Amanda then went to Helen, telling her about her encounter with Jessie and all of the whining she’s doing about not being invited to Helen’s BBQ.  Helen was disgusted with Jessie’s behaviour, thinking she may have to make Jessie her last invitee since Jessie wouldn’t stop complaining about it.  I wouldn’t placate Jessie for this!  As a floater, Jessie’s expendable in this game, and if she’s carrying on like this, I would forget about inviting her and start thinking about ways to get her out of the House!

McCrae spoke with Jessie, and he gave her some of the best advice she could get in this game: relax and roll with the  punches.  Jessie, of course, didn’t like what she heard, telling him he didn’t understand her point of view since he was with the power in the House.  McCrae told her her e couldn’t control the Vote.  Jessie told him she didn’t like taking orders.  McCrae then said he was the good to Amanda’s bad, and that she had to stop whining to get people on her side.

McCrae’s “other side,” Amanda joined their conversation.  She told Jessie it was a bad idea of hers to be asking for advice after screwing up (going after Amanda) because it makes her a target.  Amanda went on to day Jessie should shut up and stop her attention-seeking behaviour.  Jessie countered by saying Amanda shouldn’t talk because Amanda likes to walk around in her underwear.  Amanda told Jessie to stop playing a victim, and hat no has her back in the House anymore.  Jessie defended herself by saying she would rather be alone, and that Amanda’s threats don’t scare her.  She ended the argument by leaving the BB Backyard by saying she didn’t mind going home.

McCrae then reamed Amanda out, telling her that she was making the both of them look bad with her blow-outs.  Amanda, upset McCrae was mad at her, said she was defending herself.  McCrae told her to apologize and to get her head back in the game because Jessie was stronger than Amanda thought she was. Amanda refused to do so, accusing McCrae of not ha ving her back.  McCrae called her petty, telling her they were supposed to be working together, and that their actions reflect badly on both of them, not just her.

Jessie, looking to do some damage control, went to GinaMarie to plead her case as to why she should not go on the block.  Jessie told GinaMarie she knew she ad put a target on her back by what she had tried to do to Amanda, and by carrying on as she did where Helen’s BBQ was concerned.  She was also trying to move to move the target she put on her back onto Amanda’s.   Jessie then told GinaMarie that Amanda was persuasive, and that she should see through what Amanda is trying to get GinaMarie to do.  Jessie finished her pitch by saying that the last thing GinaMarie wanted was to have Amanda staying in the House, running the show.   GinaMarie told Jessie that she was not her target.  Candice was her target, and that Candice would be the one going home.  GinaMarie told Jessie she had to figure out who to put against her to make sure this happened.

At the Nomination Ceremony, GinaMarie nominated Candice and Jessie for Eviction.  GinaMarie was downright rude to Candice when saying why she was chosen for Eviction.  GinaMarie’s reasons for Jessie being nominated was that Jessie was a flip-flopper, and she didn’t like flip-floppers in the House.

See, Readers,  Jessie learned a very valuable BB lesson: timing is everything when you open your mouth in the BB House.  She had a high sense of herself to act so childishly about not being able to go to a BBQ, then to act so fake to Amanda after trying to shove Amanda out the BB front door last week.  What has she learned: being so high on yourself, especially when you’re a Floater, can land you on the block.  Amanda’s pushing her luck in the House.  She’s gone from pushy to domineering, spouting out the way she is.  I’m surprised her new financé, McCrae, is still with her!  I would have let her have it, then cut her loose if she didn’t start to cool her jets.  Who will America put up as its nominee for Eviction? Who will win the Power of Veto?  Will McCrae and Amanda’s engagement make it through this week?  Come back to my blog to find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode # 14 – Doing the Dirty Work of Others

Hello Readers!

I’m still shaking my head at the House’s decision to keep Aaryn in the House!  Really, House Guests?  Sure, Kaitlin was good at competitions, but she doesn’t stay focused like Aaryn does.  Kaitlin was ready to jump ship from Team Aaryn to Howard and Spencer’s new alliance and do whatever anyone swayed her to do.  Aaryn, on the other hand, isn’t as easily swayed.  She’s a dangerous player, and anyone making a deal with her will end up out of the House before her.  Now that Aaryn is HoH again, will she have another bout of HoH-itis?  As for Elissa, we saw a bit of her own catty nature come out when she was teasing Amanda about her “sexy” outfit for McCrae’s birthday.  Will she start becoming the mean girl she had begged Aaryn for?  Read on and find out!

The House was reeling from Aaryn’s rise to HoH power after the HoH Competition.  While Aaryn and Jessie were celebrating in BB Bathroom, new showmance Candice and Howard were worried about their safety in the game.  They were also worried about the deal Jessie told them about involving Helen and Aaryn.  Jessie overheard the deal struck by Helen about keeping Aaryn safe in return for the decision-making power over her nominations should Aaryn become HoH this week.  Howard and Candice didn’t like how this plan went down, nor that Helen and Elissa were still calling the shots around the House.

Aaryn, Spencer and GinaMarie were discussing Spencer’s safety in the House.  Aaryn explained to Spencer that she wanted to keep him safe this week, but she was getting pressure from the “power” in the House to put Howard and himself up for Eviction.  Spencer told Aaryn what I would have said to her, which was to do what you wanted to do since this was her HoH week, not theirs.  Spencer was doing anything possible to sway her decision to save Howard and himself from the block.

Helen and Aaryn speak privately in one of the various BB Rooms.  Helen first congratulated Aaryn for her HoH win.  Helen told Aaryn that Candice was aware of the deal the tow of them have.  Aaryn promised she would take all the heat in order to uphold her end of the deal.  Aaryn might be starting to cause some dissension the Mom Squad by saying to Helen that she thought Elissa leaked the details of the deal to Candice.  Oh, Aaryn!  Such a good move on your part!  Don’t get me wrong, Readers, I love the Mom Squad, but this is how you take advantage of the cracks an alliance! I’ll tip my hat to you, Aaryn, for that move!

Aaryn’s comments may have actually planted a seed in Helen’s head as she went to Amanda, McCrae and Judd to talk about Helen’s deal with Aaryn.  They agreed with Aaryn, saying that it was probably Elissa who spilled the beans about the deal to Candice.  Helen then went on about how Elissa was ruining her game-play by her assumed actions.  Helen, why don’t you just talk to Elissa about your suspicions instead of asking others about their thoughts on the matter.  If Elissa did tell Candice, then be mad at her.  Then again, if Helen goes to her with this, it could further enrage Elissa against Aaryn, taking Elissa’s head more out of the game.

Spencer was still trying to change Aaryn’s mind about putting Spencer and Howard on the block.  He suggested to create a power shift in the House by nominating those in power for Eviction.  Aaryn came clean to Spencer about the deal she has with Helen, and how her hands are tied.   Spencer then told Aaryn that she could have protection in the House to help her to stay so Aaryn could turn her back on Helen’s deal.

Howard wanted to plead his case to Aaryn as well.  Aaryn also told Howard about Helen’s deal, and couldn’t go against it because she was going along with what the majority of the House wanted.  Howard also told Aaryn this was the time to shake things up in the House, and to also know who her friends in the House were., is this your idea of taking the “heat” for going along with Helen’s deal to keep your behind safe?  This is more along the lines of you opening the door to the BB House for Helen to be evicted next week!  Aaryn said she would ultimately do what was best for her game where nominations were concerned.

Sirens went off in the BB House, and all of the House Guests were guided into the BB Living Room.  The TV turned on, and who should appear but Poppy Montgomery promoting the season premiere of her show, Unforgettable.  She was also the host of the this week’s Have-Not Competition called Unexpectedly Unforgettable.  This one was a tricky one.  The House Guests were split, again, into teams of three, Purple, Orange and Green.  Here is a list of the team members:

Purple – Helen, Spencer, Howard, Jessica

Orange – Elissa, Andy, McCrae, Aaryn

Green – Candice, GinaMarie, Judd, Amanda.

This challenge was to be done in two parts.  In Part 1, each team had to collect items from their makeshift evidence lockers in the BB Backyard, then stack them in the correct order.  The teams wanted to finish first during this part because they would receive an advantage for Part 2 of the challenge.  Team Orange won Part 1, followed by Team Purple and Team Green.

Part 2 of this competition is where everything gets more difficult.  The teams then had to remember where all of their evidence went in their evidence lockers.  Each team would also receive a picture with a certain number of of their items belonged.  The advantage Team Orange received was that they got a picture that revealed where 10 of the 24 items belonged.  Team Purple got a picture that showed where 9 of their items went, and Team Green got a picture where 8 of their items belonged.  After trying to unlock their memories, Team Orange won Part 2 of this challenge, followed by Team Purple, meaning that Team Green would have to be the Have-Nots for the week.

After Candice and Howard talk about trying to convince Aaryn to not nominate Howard and Spencer, Howard gets Candice to try to go for this plan, putting up Amanda and McCrae in their place.  Once Candice pitched this idea, Aaryn stuck to her sorry story about voting with the numbers this week to keep herself in the House.  Candice tried to tell Aaryn that she was trusting the wrong people in the House, but in true Aaryn fashion, she tuned Candice out.  How rude!  Come on, Aaryn, at least try to repair some relationships in the House and just listen to Candice for a second!  You never know when knowing what information in this House could be beneficial for your game!

Candice went back to Howard with the bad news.  Howard was surprised because he didn’t get this impression of Aaryn’s mood the night before.  Candice was now worried about a target being placed on her back because she brought this up to Aaryn, and Aaryn wasn’t receptive.  When Candice mentions she wants to go home, this triggers a mini fight between the newest showmance in the House.  Oh, no!  Keep it together, guys!

Aaryn, Elissa, GinaMarie and Jessie were in the HoH Room talking about how Howard and Spencer were “scammers”, and how the “super-people” (Helen and Amanda) wouldn’t change their minds about who was to be nominated.  Jessie said she would support anyone Aaryn picks to nominate.  That’s saying a lot, since Jessie is floating around to everyone in the House to save her own skin.  Aaryn knew that Spencer and Howard were not targeting her, but she’s choosing to do Amanda and Helen’s dirty work.

At the Nomination Ceremony, after all the keys were retrieved, Aaryn’s choices for nominations were as everyone thought: Howard and Spencer.  Aaryn said it was nothing personal against them, and that this was the best choice for her game.  Ha!  Howard, following his faith,  said that his destiny was not in the hands of anyone else but the Man upstairs, and that it wasn’t his time to go yet.  Elissa was elated that she wasn’t on the block considering her relationship with Aaryn.  Spencer said he was going to fight to stay in the House.  Helen was happy tat Aaryn stuck to her end of the deal.

Oh, Readers! I can’t wait for this decision to blow up in Aaryn’s face!  She was so played by Helen and Amanda.  I don’t care what deal you agreed to, you never do anyone’s dirty work!  It will just turn around on you, sending you packing the next week.  Howard and Spencer, as much as I am all for the ladies ruling this game, I think they made a terrible mistake in nominating you two this week.  There are bigger fish to fry than the two of you.  Who will America, as the MVP again this week, pick for the third nominee for Eviction?  Will Howard or Spencer get themselves off the block?  Will Howard and Candice’s showmace last beyond the next episode?  You’ll see if you pop back to visit my blog!

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.