Big Brother 15, Episode #2 – Let Me Put in My Two Cents…

Hi, Readers!

Episode #2 has the House Guests settling down into the rhythm of the BB game.  Just about every House Guests wants to be able to influence HoH, McCrae’s decision over who should be up for the first Eviction of the season, and it’s making it hard for McCrae to decide who to nominate. Who will he ultimately choose to be on the block? Read on and you’ll find out!

After McCrae won the HoH, and the new twist of the BB MVP was announced, the House Guests were excited and worried how this new power would effect their game. They were also sizing up the opposite sex. Jeremy thought and Judd that one of the hot women of the House would be chosen as the first MVP. The ladies were more about the looking at the guys, and less about game play. Some of them gave who they thought was hot code names so they could talk about them without them finding out. Here were some of the ones they revealed:

David – Ken (3 guesses why…)
Nick – Manhattan, then changed to Big (SATC reference)
Jeremy – The Sailor,(because he works on a boat).

McCrae then showed off his HoH Room to the House Guests. He also promised the House Guests that he would not catch HoH-itis (having a power trip because you are HoH). Everyone laughed because a bunch of the House Guests started referring to Rachel when she cause this -itis every time she became HoH. Some of them even did impressions of her, and started talking smack about her. This worried Elissa because this could be placing a huge target in her back in this game.

Nick and Jeremy were talking strategy in one of the various bedrooms in the House. Nick brought up the idea of having a five-person alliance. It would have them, along with Howard and Spencer for their straightforwardness and strength, and McCrae because he seemed wily, and the fact that he was currently the HoH doesn’t hurt either. Jeremy loved this idea because it brought along his original alliance of three (Howard and Spencer), so he wouldn’t have to cross enemy lines to make decisions in the game. Nick then took this idea to the others formerly mentioned. They were all on board. The next order of business for this group of guy was to figure out who to put up for nominations. After a few ideas were thrown around, David’s name popped up because he was, according to them, the last good-looking guy in the House, and the only other physical threat in this game besides themselves.

Aaryn and David had plans of their own for this game. They decided to work together as a team while swinging in the BB hammock in the backyard. David was over the moon about this idea because he wanted to have a showmance this summer more than the money, and he had been admiring Aaryn since they got in the House, and he felt she would be the brains of their operation. Aaryn felt the same way about David, and was excited to play them game with him.

Elissa doesn’t know it yet, but the whole House was.a buzz about their suspicions about her being Rachel Reilly, sister. Some House Guests were upset because they thought she was shady and stupid if she thought anyone wouldn’t figure out who she was. Others thought she was going to have the same attitude as Rachel, and started pegging her as Rachel. I wonder how she’s going to get out of this predicament.

The first Have-Not Competition, “Cooler the Gang” took place to figure out which House Guests would have to be Have-Nots for the week. The House Guests were split up into three teams: Red, Blue and Yellow. Each team had one person paddling with their hands on a inertube raft across the BB man-made lake to retrieve empty beer cans. This person had to then go into their team’s cooler and get a can and row themselves back to where their team was holding up a platform for them to build a pyramid of 15 cans. The last team to finish this task would be Have-Nots. The Blue team finished quickly, while the Red and Yellow teams struggled. After many fumbles and bumbles, the Red team watched as the Yellow team completed their pyramid, making them the Have-Nots. These people are: Elissa, Howard, Helen, Andy and a fifth person. ( I couldn’t tell who it was…I will update this post ASAP when I figure it out).

The Have-Nots were then shown the Have-Not Room for the season. Their luxurious beds this season are actually airplane seats. BB, you’re so bad! I think I would end up sleeping in the floor! Just about all of the Have-Nots were “excited” about their new digs.

The focus of the game shifted to McCrae and who he was going to nominate for Eviction. People kept popping into his HoH Room to give their two cents about who they felt he should put up on the chopping block. A bunch of House Guests were also advising McCrae while relaxing in the BB backyard. They were all talking about how they didn’t like Candice. Others were trying to lean McCrae towards Jessie because she was annoying them with her silly crushes. Elissa felt she should come clean to someone, so she went to McCrae and told him. She also did this because she felt it would make her seem less shady and asked if he wouldn’t put her up because of her situation. Some wanted Elissa up because of who she was. As much as McCrae wanted to please everyone in the House, he wanted to nominate people that would get him further along in the game.

At the Nomination Ceremony, It was revealed that McCrae had chosen Jessie and Candice for Eviction. After feeding his nominee some stupid reason why he chose them, he admitted that they were the two least liked people in the House at the moment. He also didn’t want too much blood on his hands so early in the game. He wanted to leave that to the BB MVP.

That was an interesting episode. I like his choices. They were safe, and at this point in the game, you have to really beef up your social game before you start backstabbing your new friends. Will Jessie and Candice save themselves from Eviction by winning the Veto? Who will be BB’s first MVP? Will we finally see our first BB showmance kiss? Hopefully all of these questions will be answered on the next episode of Big Brother!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 14, Episode #17 – The Silent Six Silenced?

Hello Readers!

We are at the start of another crazy week in the BB House.  The show left viewers hanging for days waiting to see how this week’s HoH competition was going to end.  It was especially important to have power this week because of the shaky shape the Silent Six alliance is in.  With the promise of HoH, as well as the $10 000 and safety for a week up for grabs, the houseguests were slipping, sliding and falling everywhere to snatch up one of these prizes.  Let’s see how the houseguests faired in this competition.

Since Frank couldn’t compete because he was the our-going HoH, he was hoping that his alliance, relying heavily on Boogie, to win HoH.  Frank can’t trust most of his Silent Six members, especially Dan and Britney, because they have Danielle and Shane’s ear, and he knows they are only tolerating his presence in their alliance.

Frank became increasingly frustrated with Boogie during this competition because he was trying to win the money instead of the HoH.  I think this should be telling you something about your partner in crime, Frank.  If money is more important to Boogie than having your back, then maybe Boogie doesn’t have your best interest at heart.  This also shows Boogie’s arrogance.  I think he believes that since he has Frank as his puppet and human shield, as well as an allince that makes up about half of the House, that he doesn’t need to go for HoH, or at least safety for a week.  Boogie should know, from experience, that you should never whole-heartedly trust the word of anyone in this game.  Maybe this will come back and bite Boogie in the butt?

After hours of body-bruising action, this is how the competition ended: Boogie won the money, Britney won safety for the week, and once again, Pretty Boy Shane won the HoH.

The show then went to a clip that was shot before Wil’s eviction.  Ian and Boogie were in the Storage Room talking strategy.  Ian asked who Boogie would put up for eviction if he won HoH.  He told Ian he would want Shane out of the House, but he was also juggling around the idea of having Britney leave as well.

Ian dutifully reported back to The Quack Pack with the intell he gained from Boogie.  Britney suggested to Shane that both Boogie and Frank should be on the block this week, and then let the both of them battle it out.  Shane was not fully on board with this plan because it would put even more blood on his hands where Frank and Boogie were concerned.  Uh, Shane, this Big Brother.  If you don’t get your hands dirty, you’ll find yourself evicted from the game. Britney then brought up the point that the two of them had no qualms with getting rid of Janelle when the rest of The Silent Six initially didn’t want her to leave.  Dan added that this was the perfect time for a big move like this to be made in this game, and they may not have another opportunity to get rid of one of them.

Oh, Ian! I thought he had given up on winning Ashley’s affections.  I was so wrong!  Ian wanted to make Ashley forget all about what may have happened with Frank,  and for her to only have eyes for him.  He asked her out on a second date, and she accepted.  He even went to the trouble of removing the Chia Pet from his armpits to impress this woman.  On their date, Ian served Ashley some of the pizza he made for her, then tried to recapture the magic they experienced on their first date.  Their conversarion was so mesmorizing that Ashley looked as though she was in a daze…a sleep deprived daze that is!  Yeah, Ashley was bored to death, and Ian didn’t even notice.  Ashley told the Diary Room that the magic was gone between them, and that they were good friends.  On the other hand, Ian still thought he had a chance of winning Ashley’s heart, and that their date went well.  I wonder when the rose-coloured glasses will come off for Ian?

Shane and Joe were talking game-play in his HoH Room.  He wanted to use Joe to tell him of any information he hears around the House from either Boogie and Frank or the other Floaters.  Joe was on board with Shane’s orders.  Apparently, Joe has sworn his fealty to King Shane, even vowing to lay down his BB life in this game to save Shane if he could.  Shane was awkwardly touched by Joe’s oath of loyalty.  Now that he had Joe on his side, he felt better about the plan to get rid of Boogie and Frank.

The players found a trail of balls going from the patio doors to the arcade room.  When they looked in the claw machine they found a cube with a question mark at the top of the balls.  Ian thought this was forshadowing the return of Pandora’s Box.  In the BB game, Padora’s Box has caused trouble for many players, while showering rewards on others.  It has even changed the outcome of the game in some cases.  Shane got spooked when he saw the cube, and Britney went to calm him down.  Shane was afraid that the cube would bring some kind of power to the during his HoH week, and ruin his chances of winning.  Britney reassured him that this would not happen, and reminded him of why they needed to go ahead with their plan as is.  Shane still wasn’t reassured by Britney’s calming words.

At the Nomination Ceremony, it was revealed that Boogie and Frank were indeed chosen to be put on the block.  Boogie and Frank were somwhat shocked when they didn’t see their keys.  Shane gave one the lamest Nomination Ceremony speeches ever.  Shane said he put both guys on the block because all of the prizes and twists that have helped them get this far in the game.  It made no sense at all!  His speech just sort of fell out his mouth.

Oh, Readers, how the tables have turned for Boogie and Frank!  Will things turn ugly between them because they’re both on the block, or will they work together to find a way to pull both of their behinds out of the fire.  Unless something weird happens, it looks like The Silent Six alliance has been hushed for good.  Only way to find out what happens next to the houseguests is to pop back in on my blog and check out the action. Thanks for reading!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 14, Episode #14 – Frank (or Boogie) Back on Top

Hello Readers!

Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Janelle backdoored, and it was done by Boogie’s handy work. Then for Frank to win HoH, again, partly due to Boogie’s help. Yeah, the House is quaking in their flip-flops wondering what their fate will be this week with Frank, I mean Boogie, at the healm. Let’s find out right now…

Britany and Danielle were at different sides of the backdooring Janelle issue. Britany still doesn’t like Janelle leaving, while Danielle was quite content with this move. Britany brought up a point that I know Danielle hasn’t thought about because she doesn’t think strategically, or for herself, in this game. Britany warned Danielle about the danger of having Frank still in the House, especially since he has survived life on the block three times. Usually these people end up stabbing others in the back and going to the end of the game. They were still hoping their Silent Six deal was still intact this week, but with Boogie and Frank, all bets are off.

After celebrating Janelle’s departure, Boogie and Frank were discussing different nomination scenarios. They were thinking about working with Wil, using him as a pawn, and having Joe, the only one who voted to evict him this week, as the target. Frank threw out the idea of having Dan on the block. Frank knows that Dan wants him out, but kept him to appease Boogie. Boogie didn’t like this idea because it was too early to ruin their alliance, and they needed to have the numbers to carry out any plan they would want to execute this week.

Ashley and Wil were also worried about their decision to go against their former coach and vote her out. They realized it was pretty much the two of them against the rest of the House. Lone Man Out Joe then joined their conversation, asking them why he was not told of how the House was voting. Wil, lying to Joe, told him him would have blabbed the plan to Janelle, and it would have put an even larger target on Joe’s back. Ashley added to Wil’s story by telling Joe that Janelle was also playing a dirty game, and they didn’t want to be seen as being a part of Janelle’s game-play. This little group also began to think that two of them would also be nominated this week because they were outsiders in the House.

It was the first Have/Have-Not Competition where anyone was eligible to compete. Ashley opted to have Frank play in her place because of her bad back. She would take any punishment exacted on Frank. The name of this game was Exsqueeze Me. The houseguests chose between Team Lemon and Team Lime, along with a farmer for each team. Each lemon and lime had to soak up liquid into their absorbent costumes and, with the help of their farmers, had to squeeze out as much of this liquid into jugs labelled with the names of houseguests from the other team. Once four jugs were filled, the game would end and these individuals would be the Have-Nots for the week. After a lot of dipping and squeezing, Shane, Britany, Danielle, and Joe’s jugs were filled by Team Lime, and were named Have-Nots for the week.

Joe decided to try and get on Frank’s good side since he was the odd man out at the last eviction. His pitch to Frank was that he was alone in the House, and that it would be advantageous for Frank to use him as a vote for Frank’s purposes this week. He also brought up the fact that he was a loyal player, and that Frank couldn’t get that from Wil. Frank still couldn’t trust Joe, not after he voted for him to leave the House.

Wil also went to Frank to plead his case as to why Wil should not be nominated. Boogie wantes to know where Wil’s head was in the game, and asked him who Wil would target if he won HoH next week. Feeling as though it was a trap (which it was), Wil told the guys that he didn’t want to answer the question at this time because he didn’t want to step on any toes. Wil let his emotions get the better of him, and smirked while letting it slip that he was aware of a large group of people in the House were working together. This didn’t sit well with Boogie. Boogie and Frank were thinking that the target on Joe’s back just may have gotten smaller thanks to Wil’s foley.

At the Nomination Ceremony, most of the houseguests were up in the air about who Frank would nominate for eviction. After making everyone sweat for a few moments, Frank announced that Wil and Joe were on the chopping block. None of the new nominees were surprised, and both vowed to do everything possible to get off the block and get revenge on Frank (like that’s going to happen). One of the few people who were even more worried about the nominations than the nominees was Dan. He was now thinking it put Frank in the perfect position to backdoor him. Dan was also worried that the Silent Six was starting to crumble.

Yes, Readers, Boogie is using his puppet master skills again! At this point, I would be surprised if Dan gets backdoored by Frank because he is letting Boogie make all of the decisions in their bromance. Dan really should be thanking his lucky stars that Frank didn’t nominate him yet. Danielle, Britany and Shane must be thinking the same thing since they were gunning for Frank’s departure not too long ago.

Well, Readers, tune back in for my next BB post to see how Wil and Joe fair of the PoV, how Frank (or Boogie) deals with the power in the House, and if The Silent Six can make it through the week.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.