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.