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 #33: Dodged Another Bullet

Hi There, Readers!

This episode was a special night, where a House Guest was going to leave the House a day early McCrae is in a bit of a sticky wicket as he is up on the block with GinaMarie, one of the members of The Exterminators.  He’s alone in the House with no real allies.  His only hope: winning the PoV to take himself off the block, giving him another shot to win the next HoH.  Does he have what it takes to get himself out of the hole he is in? Continue reading and you’ll find out!

While McCrae worried about his safety in the House, Spencer, GinaMarie and Judd were in the HoH Room talking about what would happen if McCrae did the unthinkable and win the PoV to save himself.  Judd asked Spencer who he would put up.  Without really skipping a beat, Spencer said it would be Judd.  Judd was taken aback for a moment, then tried to get Spencer to change his mind.  Judd later confessed he found it weird that Spencer would be shielding Andy at this point in the game instead of himself.

GinaMarie and McCrae were asked to go into the Diary Room.  They came back out, their friendship bracelet cut, letting everyone know their punishment was officially over.  Judd was released from his punishment after having to do 75 sit-ups in the BB Living Room.

Spencer and Andy were keeping up the ruse to get McCrae to let down his guard so he wouldn’t fight so hard for the Veto.  They were also making sure they were on McCrae’s good side should he win the Veto and then win the next HoH competition so they could then work with him and get further in the game.

This week’s Power of Veto Competition had a special guest host.  It was none other than last season’s winner, Ian!  In Super Veto, a of the House Guests and Ian were dressed in superhero tights and capes.  The players had to put together a puzzle.  The trouble was that they only had 20 seconds to keep the the board the pieces were stuck to magnetized.  They had to fly, with the help of wire harnesses, between their boards and a button that reset their time to 20 seconds.  If a player does not get back to their board within 20 seconds, all of their puzzle pieces would demagnetize, making all of their pieces fall off the board and having the player start from scratch.  If the player then didn’t get back to the buzzer to reset the timer within 10 seconds, then they would be eliminated from the game.  After many restarts, Judd dropped out of the game to help Andy, while McCrae used his pizza delivery boy powers to serve himself up a much needed win, dodging yet another bullet in the game.

After the Veto Competition, Spencer and GinaMarie were talking in the HoH Room about what was going to happen next.  Spencer said Judd was definitely going up on the block because of how he quit the Veto comp to help Andy and no other Exterminator, as well as for his suspicious nature.  The two of them.also swore to have each other’s back for the rest of the game.  Let’s see how long this pact lasts for!

Judd went to Spencer to talk about Spencer’s next move.  Judd felt that he would be the one to be leaving over GinaMarie.  Spencer tried to get him to cool down, telling him he was safe, but Judd didn’t believe Spencer.  Judd then became nervous, which then made Judd take a hissy-fit, cursing and tossing things all over the House.  Judd’s behaviour was not doing him any favours with the rest of the House Guests.

At the Veto Meeting, as expected, McCrae took himself off the block.  Spencer then replaced him with Judd.  This made Judd do one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen a player do in the BB House.  He decided to tell everyone that his one and only target was McCrae, and that he was coming after him.  I know, Readers, it seems kind of crazy for Judd to do this, but I get what he was trying to accomplish.  His rationale was this: if the House Guests thought Judd was going after Judd, they would vote GinaMarie out so they could still work together to get McCrae out.  Where Judd went wrong was how he went about it.  You don’t announce it to the House the way Judd did.  You go to each person and explain your plan to them, so you don’t lose a vote, like Judd did with McCrae.

At the special (and early) Live Vote and Eviction Meeting, Judd reiterated his intentions of solely going after McCrae, even they were allies at the beginning of the game.  Gina Marie reminded the guys that she was loyal, and always tried her best to compete in the game.  Once again, Readers, it was a pretty predictable Vote.  It was yet another unanimous 2-0 vote to evict Judd.  Oh,  Judd, it’s your second eviction!  At least he saw this one coming, unlike his first one.

During Judd’s exit interview, Julie Chen asked him about why he dissolved his alliance with Elissa, and whether or not it was a mistake.  He said he couldn’t take Elissa irrational and indecisive behaviour, so no, he didn’t make a mistake in cutting himself loose from her.

Before or After was the next HoH Competition.  Julie Chen gave the players, except for Spencer, a series of events, and they had to decide whether they took place before or after another series of events.  Each correct answer gave them a point.  The player with the most points after 7 rounds would become the HoH.  It was a close one, Readers, as it was a three-way tie between all of the players.  It came down to them being asked to figure out how many seconds it took for McCrae to win the PoV.  Andy was the closest to this number, making him the HoH!

Wow, Readers, it was a crazy shortened week in the BB House! McCrae saving himself, and then Judd having his huge freak-out and eviction! The next episode will also have an eviction, so we’ll be seeing yet another House Guest leave the House and join the Jury. Who will be the next HoH? Will McCrae dodge yet another bullet and make it into the Final Three? Who will be joining the Jury? 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 #30 – Romeo vs Juliette

Hiya Readers!

This episode of BB 15 had a different kind of feel to it.  It started off with the same energy the other episodes this season had, but them it became sad.  Why did the liveliness leave the show for me?  Well, it was because the show focused on Amanda and McCrae’s relationship, and how it could potentially be over at the end of this week.  How romantic!  Pitting Romeo verses Juliet.  Personally, I’m no longer an Amanda fan, and I wasn’t saddened by how the last showmance still together this season may be splitting up, but some of the House Guests were.  Read on to see how it came to this.

Amanda was in shock, and was in investigative mode to try and figure out how her and McCrae’s game had just taken a 180° turn for the worst.  She and McCrae were trying to figure out why GinaMarie would target the two of them, but couldn’t pin down the culprits.

Amanda decided to interrogate GinaMarie about who her accomplices were so she could make sense of what was happening in the House. GinaMarie said this was her decision, and she was getting revenge for how Amanda used Aaryn to run her agenda. Amanda tried to argue that her target should have been Elissa for everything Elissa did to Aaryn while she was in the House, and for her eviction. GinaMarie told Amanda she was playing her own game, and she wasn’t going down like Aaryn did. Amanda said that GinaMarie was ruining her game by doing this, and she should go after other people in the House.

Amanda went back to McCrae, head spinning, to figure things out. She admitted that everone in the House lied so well. Hey, Amanda! You’re not the only one playing this game, remember? Other people are allowed to lie about things in the House, too. This game is not about you and McCrae. She came to the conclusion that Spencer and Judd must be in on this coup in order for GinaMarie to go ahead with this plan, and that she would have their votes, too.

From this point in, most of the show became sappy. Amamda and McCrae were reminiscing about their time in the House, and how sad they were that their time together could be coming to a close.

Andy, still working both sides of the House, took a defeated Amanda into the Storage Room to give her a pep talk to pump her up for the Veto Competition. He told her not to let Elissa’s cattiness get to her, and to fight to win the Comp. Unbeknownst to Andy and Amanda, Elissa was listening at the door to their whole conversation. This set off the alarm bells in Elissa’s head about who Andy really was loyal to in the House if he was acting this way towards Amanda. Amanda and Andy found out that Elissa had heard this conversation, and Amanda had then declared war on Elissa for, once again, doing something that she does constantly in the House.

At the Veto Player Selection Meeting, GinaMarie (HoH), McCrae (Nominee) and Amanda (Nominee) chose Elissa (GinaMaire), Spencer (Amanda’s House Guest’s Choice) and Andy (McCrae) out of a box of names to participate in this week’s Veto Competition.  GinaMarie was also happy to announce that Spencer and Judd’s punishment was officially over, so they could get out of those silly chicken suits.

After the Meeting, Amanda spoke with Andy and Spencer about using the PoV.  She asked them not to feel pressured to use it on either her or McCrae to save them from Eviction.  Spencer later confessed that he had no intention of using the PoV on any of them, because he wanted to keep his butt off the block at all costs.

Elissa was sharing her suspicions about Andy with Judd in the BB Bathroom.  She said she didn’t trust Andy, and shared with him what she heard earlier between them in the BB Storage Room, and that Andy had also voted Helen out of the House.  Judd wet to Andy, accusing him of working both sides of the House.  Andy brushed off these accusations, saying Elissa was crazy.

Bowlerama was the name of this week’s PoV Competition.  Played tourney style, each player, wearing lovely leggings and a tutu, had to knock down 4 bowling pins on an upward slanted lane after spinning themselves around 15 times to unlock the gate guarding their lanes. They only had 15 seconds to throw as many bowling balls as possible up their lane.  The player who knocked down their pins the fastest won the golden Power of Veto.  Amanda played her heart out, defeating every player she came across until she came up against her showmance, McCrae.  After a hard fought battle, McCrae came out the winner, bringing Amanda to her knees in defeat, and to tears.  Some of the House Guests commented on how sad it was to watch them battle for their BB lives against each other this way.  Well, it’s either them or you, House Guests!

As Amanda and McCrae were consoling each other in the BB Bathroom, The Exterminators were in the HoH Room trying to figure out who to put up as a replacement for McCrae.  The guys were unanimous in putting Elissa up, but GinaMarie felt differently about this choice.  She said that since Elissa had the choice to put her up last week against Aaryn, but chose Spencer instead, that she would return the favour.  Spencer, feeling secure he was safe this week, volunteered to go up, again!

At the Veto Meeting, as expected, McCrae took himself off the block, forcing GinaMarie to then put Spencer up as a replacement.  After the Meeting, McCrae confessed he should have used the PoV on Amanda, then tried to work his magic to save himself because he felt she was a much better player than he was in the game.  Spencer also spoke about this being his 7th time on the block, which is a Big Brother record for any player ever to have played the game!  He’s hoping to also set the record for also coming off the block still in the game 7 times as well.

So, Readers, unless there is some form of unforeseeable deal made, it looks like Amanda will be the next House Guest exterminated.  That’s another eviction I can’t wait for!  She wreaked enough damage in the House that she deserves this kind of divine justice.  But, as I’ve learned so many times by watching this show, never count your chickens until they’ve hatched.  You never know what will happen in this House.  Will Amanda actually be the one leaving the BB House, or will Spencer finally feel the sting of being the Pawn this week?  Oh, the next episode is going to be another Double Eviction Night, so two people will be leaving the House to become part of the Jury this week!  I can’t wait to see who it will be.  Check out my blog to find out all of the juicy details!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #27: This is What Happens When a Plan REALLY Goes Wrong!

Oh, Readers!

It was as though the air was sucked out of my lungs by the end of this episode!  It was a car crash, followed by a train wreak, then a Z-celebrity meltdown for most of the show!  Everything was set up so well, too, but then, no plan is absolutely guaranteed to go off without a hitch.  What am I talking about, you ask?  Read on, Readers, and you’ll see!

Aaryn, Amanda and McCrae shared their feelings about this week’s nominations.  Aaryn was worried she may be leaving because she really doesn’t have that many people to have her back where the PoV and the voting were concerned.  Amanda was worried about not getting the PoV to save her fiancé from being on the block.  McCrae was Worried because he thought it was a long shot that he’d win the PoV to take himself off the block.

GinaMarie was thinking ahead to the PoV and who the replacement nominee would be.  Thinking it might be her, she confessed she should play nice-nice with Elissa this week.  She started off her wave of niceness towards Elissa when Elissa asked her if she was mean to Aaryn during her Eviction nomination speech.  Saying anything to please this week’s HoH, GinaMarie praised Elissa over her speech against her supposed BFF in the House.

GinaMarie’s actions didn’t go unnoticed.  Hawk-eyed Amanda witnessed the exchange, and the gears started turning in her head about a possible alliance between these ladies.  She didn’t like how GinaMarie was acting two-faced, sucking up to Elissa the way she was when last week GinaMarie was ready to pack Elissa’s bags for her.  I’m not sure why Amanda was so upset by this, when she hates people one week, then claims to be the one to have saved them from Eviction when she wants to control them.

Amanda, still upset about not being in control of everything, went to Elissa to figure out if she was Elissa real target this week.  In the HoH Room, she asked Elissa if she and GinaMarie were working together.  Elissa laughed, telling Amanda that they were not working together.  Amanda, not believing a word of what Elissa was telling her, kept pressing Elissa for information about what was going o between her and GinaMarie.  Elissa wasn’t having it, telling Amanda nothing was happening.  Amanda thought Elissa was a terrible liar and that Elissa was keeping something from her.

Once Amanda finally left Elissa alone, Elissa did confess that it would be awesome to see Amanda walk out the BB front door this week.  She went to her new ally, Judd, who was totally on board with this new plan.  He wasn’t a fa of Amanda’s anymore, either.  Elissa then had to get Aaryn on board to make Aaryn she did everything she could to make sure Amanda would go home instead of Aaryn and McCrae.  Aaryn, surprised by the change in Elissa not wanting er out of the House this week, agreed to the new plan to put Amanda up on the block if Amanda doesn’t win the PoV, or if she does not participate in the Veto Competition.

At the Veto Player Selection Meeting, Elissa (HoH) had this week’s Nominees (Aaryn and McCrae) join her in picking the other competitors for the PoV Competition.  Amanda, GinaMarie and Judd (Aaryn’s House Guest’s Choice pick) were chosen.

Amanda became suspicious as to why Aaryn chose Judd as her House Guest’s Choice pick.  After the meeting, Amanda demanded to know why Aaryn chose Judd over Andy.  Aaryn lied, telling Amanda she felt that Judd had a better shot at winning the PoV and using it on her than Andy did.  Amanda, in her selfish nature, got upset with Aaryn, telling her she was angry with Aaryn for thinking about her own safety in the game instead of their alliance’s safety (namely Amanda’s safety).  Aaryn confessed she was upset that Amanda because Aaryn wanted to look out for her own safety.  GinaMarie further backed Aaryn on looking out for herself in the game, reminding Aaryn that Amanda is a manipulator and that Amanda is indeed selfish, and she did the right thing.

This was where the car crash occurred during the show.  Elissa and GinaMarie made the mistake to keep their game talk private when they decided to talk about getting Amanda out of the House in the BB Kitchen, you know, Readers, where everyone can see them.  Well, the one person they didn’t want to overhear their conversation walked by the kitchen: Amanda.  Amanda took notice of their silence every time she purposely walked by the Kitchen.  Amanda, fed up with this pattern, decided to call them out, blowing up at them for talking strategy against her.  Okay, I would be upset, too if I knew people were talking about me the way they were, but to blow up like Amanda did was stupid of her for her game.  She went after GinaMarie  in order to put doubt in Elissa’s mind about wanting to work with her by arguing that GinaMarie was only talking to Elissa this week because Elissa was HoH.  Duh!  This is how the game is played, Amanda!  Elissa was aware of GinaMarie’s motives, but they’re working to get rid of you!  GinaMarie went toe-to-toe with Amanda’s arguing until Amanda walked away yelling, then stopped when McCrae advised Amanda to shut her mouth before she did more damage to bot of their games.

Once Amanda cooled her jets a bit, McCrae then told her to go to Elissa to try and smooth things over so the both of them didn’t end up on the block this week.  Amanda continued her tirade of GinaMarie, telling Elissa she was fake, that Helen leaving last week was not completely her decision, and that she was acting this way because she was scared of going up on the block as the replacement nominee.  Lying through her teeth, Elissa tried telling Amanda she hadn’t thought that far ahead to know who she would put up.  Amanda, in her pushy way, asked Elissa if she was being honest with her.  Amanda, would any one say, no, I’m lying?  Really!  Elissa just shook her head and laughed to herself, privately confessing that she was enjoying seeing Amanda shaking in her boots over the idea of being back-doored.  Amanda finished her inquisition by telling Elissa she always had her back in the game.  Now that is something to laugh at, Readers!

The House Guests had a visitor this week in the BB House.  It was Zingbot 3000!  Yes, Readers, my least favourite seasonal visitor has returned to roast the House Guests after waking them up.

After the well thought out insults were slung by Zingbot  3000, the show went to the Power of Veto Competition where the players had to recharge one year-old Baby Zingbot’s batteries by rolling a ball over a covered ramp 250 times without it dropping on the ground.  This person would be crowned with the golden Power of Veto.  If the ball did drop on the ground, the player’s count would fall back to zero, and they would have to start over again.  This was the train wreck part of the episode I mentioned at the beginning of my post.  After many players wasted their energy by trying to speed through this challenge, Amanda took her time rolling the ball over the ramp while taking breaks to finally become victorious in a BB competition.  This was one of the comps to win so she and her man would be safe for the rest of the week.  Elissa smiled weakly as she was watching her plan go wrong while Amanda and McCrae openly celebrated Elissa’s defeat.

Elissa was crying in the HoH Room with her buddy, Judd, at her side.  Judd asked her what she was going to do now that Amanda and McCrae were safe, and who she was going to put up as a replacement nominee was concerned.  A tearful Elissa said she didn’t know what she was going to do, but she knew that what ever decision she did make, that it had to make a significant impact on 3 AM.

Elissa, now having to do some damage control of her own with Amanda, went to talk to her, mentioning how much fun the Veto comp was.  Amanda, saw through Elissa’s ruse, and laughed in her face, telling her she was going to go down for trying to back-door her.

There were others in the House who were worried about their safety this week that were given even cause to bite their nails to the quick after Amanda’s surprise victory.  Andy was becoming a nervous wreck because he was warned by Helen last week that if he didn’t vote to keep her safe last week, that there would surely be targets placed on his back to avenge her.  Andy went to Amanda with his fears.  Amanda then came up with the plan to try and get GinaMarie up on the block.

Okay, Readers, you’ve gotten the car crash, then you read about the the train wreck, now you’re about to get the Z-celebrity meltdown!  It started with Amanda, still making victory laps around the House.  She was wearing her robe and slippers, while sporting her party hat and blowing on her noise-maker to everyone in the House.  Most of the House Guests made their way to the BB Backyard to get away from Amanda’s craziness.  Poor Elissa was left hostage in her HoH Room to await the end of Hurricane Amanda.  Amanda then started yelling for Elissa to come out and face Amanda since Amanda ruined Elissa’s plan to get rid of her.  Since she got no response, Amanda took it upon herself to go up to the HoH Room door and start banging and yelling on the door, calling her out and making fun at her.  Amanda was telling her to stop at hiding, but she still got no response.  This wound Amanda up even more, making her blow her noise-maker and bang on the HoH Room Door even more, getting even more belligerent with her comments and her actions, and told Elissa she was going to torture Elissa until she came out.  Readers, I was so upset watching it, yet I couldn’t take my eyes away!  I was more yelling at Amanda to stop n like a horrible winner, and to get over herself.  Okay, you won a competition.  Yes, you should be proud of winning your first competition of the season, but to then go berserk the way you did was disgusting.  Yeah, Elissa ay have been pushing your buttons, Amanda, but for you to go after her in the manner you did was wrong.  If it were me, I wouldn’t have been as lady-like as Elissa was in this situation.

At the Veto Meeting, as expected, Amanda took McCrae off the block.  With one of her nominations now changed, Elissa replaced McCrae with Andy, tearing apart  the 3 AM alliance.  After the meeting, Andy confessed he was done with the 3 Am alliance as it has gotten him this far in the game and he no longer needed it.  Amanda said that the 3 AM alliance would now become 2 AM.  Aaryn also expressed how she was done with the 3 AM alliance, saying she was ready to play her own game now, and she’s sure Amanda’s only looking out for her best interests, not those of the alliance as a whole.

Yeah, Readers, it was a crazy episode!  One of the most energized episodes I’ve seen in a while for a Big Brother season.  With these new wrinkles in 3 AM, the game is not necessarily wrapped up for one player anymore.  Who will be evicted this week?  Can Amanda do damage control without making even more enemies in the House?  Who will be next week’s HoH?  Find out the answers to these questions the next time you swing by my blog!

Until next time, 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 #21 – Helen, You’d Better Watch Your Back!

Oh, Readers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #19: It’s a 2-for-1 Special!

Hey Readers!

It’s Double Eviction Night!  It’s a night on BB 15 when 2 people leave the BB House on the same night, as well as a whole week of competitions (except the Have-Not competition) are played.  These nights are so much fun to watch because the House Guests become even more, and if there’s no room for error, either.  You can really see where a player’s allegiance lies, too, as there is no real time to plan a strategy, or to try and recover from saying or doing something stupid.  It’s do or die time, and, well, someone’s gotta go!  Who were the two unlucky characters to get the boot out of the BB House?  Continue reading below and find out!

After welcoming the audience to the Double Eviction Night, Julie Chen announced that, from this point on, the House Guests that are evicted from the game will become part of The Jury who selects who will ultimately win BB 15!  Yeah, I know, 9 jury members!   Usually there are 7, but since this season started so early, I guess the producers figured they’d add 2 more members!

Now, getting to the show itself…Amanda figured she’d better start playing nice in order to save her butt from Eviction.  She went to Jessie to “reason” with her about their fight a few days ago.  Amanda even said she would support Jessie to the end of the game!  Can you smell the desperation Amanda must have been feeling in order to say that to get Jessie to change her mind?

Amanda then spoke to her secret alliance of McCrae, Judd and Andy about trusting each until the end of the game.  In the Diary Room, she confessed she didn’t truly trust Judd.  To her, he had been acting a bit shady, and this didn’t sit well with her.

Candice, Elissa and Jessie were trying to figure out ways to save Candice from Eviction.  They thought the only way to get this done would be to switch the Vote to Amanda.  Jessie went to talk to Helen to see if she could use her sway to accomplish this task.  Helen said she would need to have all of her allies on board in order to do this.

Jessie then went to her buddy, Judd, and asked if he would vote Amanda out as well.  Judd confessed in the Diary Room that if he went along with this plan, it would completely change the outcome of the game.

Helen went to her confidant, Andy with this plan.  Oh, Helen, if you only knew how close Andy was to Amanda, and that Andy squeals EVERYTHING e hears around the House to her.  Andy confessed in the Diary Room that if he did this, he would lose one of is biggest allies in the game, and that this plan may not be the best one for his game.

Candice was doing everything she could to stay.  She went back to Helen to see if there was anything she could  to change the Vote.  Candice told Helen that the House was crazy to want Amanda to stay because she’ll win if she doesn’t leave soon, and that she knew Helen had enough clout around the House to make things happen.  Helen’s weak defense was that Amanda hasn’t done anything against her.  Candice warned her it was only a matter of time until Amanda did.  Helen confessed in the Diary Room that if Amanda was to leave the House that the next big target would be her.

The show then went back to Julie Chen and the live studio audience.  Julie Chen spoke to the House Guests and told them she had good and bad news for them.  The good news was that the Jury would begin that night with the next evicted House Guest.  The bad news was that it was also a Double Eviction Night, and just because you’re on the Jury doesn’t mean you’re out of the game.

It was then time for the first Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony of the show.  Wen it was time for the nominees’ final words, Candice used her time to cuss GinaMarie out, making Julie Chen have to yell at them to stop.  Spencer thanked his family and the House Guests for the summer.  Amanda greeted her family, and said she was giving the same speech as last week.  There is no need to break down the Vote for this Eviction.  It was an unanimous decision:  Candice was evicted from the BB House, and was the first member of The Jury.

After Julie Chen spoke with Candice, it was time to start off the next week of BB 15 in one night.  Summer School was the name of the HoH Competition.  It would suck to be the HoH on a Double Eviction Night because you only hold this had position for about 40 minutes, yet you are ineligible to compete in the next HoH Competition.  You have no real time to strategize about who to nominate, and you put a large target on your back.  In this competition, the players, except GinaMaire, had to answer questions about items and events within the BB House.  They had to say whether it was more or less than what Julie Chen asked.  After just 4 rounds of play, Aaryn came out as the winner and the HoH!

Aaryn had so many voices in her ear, trying to tell her who she should nominate for Eviction.  When it was time for Aaryn to give her nominees for Eviction, Julie Chen told the House that the MVP twist was now over, so from this point on, there would be only two nominees for Eviction each week.  The House seemed relieved at this news, since they didn’t know for sure who it was for the last two weeks.  Aaryn then told the House that she chose Spencer and Jessie for Eviction.

The show then went to the PoV Competition called Nailed It!  The players (Amanda, Judd, Andy, Aaryn , Spencer and Jessie) had to find  6 different sized nails that fit into certain holes on a Veto board.  Once they found all of them and hit their buzzer, and they were put into the right holes, they would win the PoV.  If the nails were in the wrong holes and they used the buzzer, they would be eliminated from the competition. It didn’t take Aaryn too long to complete this game, winning the PoV, holding all of the power to decide who stays or goes on the block.

Before the PoV Ceremony, Aaryn was pulled aside by Helen, giving her more advise.  Yeah, Helen, you really don’t have any clout around the House.  The cameras also showed Amanda and McCrae holding each other and crying.  Was one of them going to be back-doored? Aaryn put my suspicions to rest by revealing what she was going to do with the Power of Veto.  She vetoed Jessie’s nomination, and replaced her with Judd!  She told him if she didn’t do this, she would be evicted next week.  How gracious of you, Aaryn!  You can never take any responsibility for your own actions in the House, can you?  Judd?  He was a pal of hers, as well as the rest of the House.

It was quickly time for the second Live Vote and Eviction Ceremony of the night.  Spencer thanked the House Guests, again, for the summer, and that he wanted to stay and play.  Judd told the House he loved all of them, and pleaded with them to keep him in the game.  He also said what was being said about him was wrong, and to change their minds about their vote.  It was another unanimous decision.  Judd was sent packing out of the BB House.  It was the first time this season I saw just about the whole House sad about someone leaving the game.  I say just about because Helen and Elissa were the only ones for really upset, and Judd didn’t want them to hug him.  Whoa, that’s huge, since Judd was such a nice guy.  I liked him, he was so real with the House Guests.

Well, Readers, this wraps up Double Eviction Night!  It was a crazy one, though.  I loved the Candice-GinaMarie verbal cat-fight!  I can’t wait for Gina-Marie to leave the House.  The best part about Double Eviction Nights is that , unless it’s apparent who the power players are, you never know for sure who will be the second person evicted.  Tonight was one of these nights.  Judd’s quick dismissal from the House left me with a lot of unanswered questions.  Why would Helen go after Judd?  What will happen to the House now that Judd’s gone?  Will new battle lines be drawn because Judd is gone?  We’ll find all of this out when you return to my blog for the next BB 15 episode wrap-up!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode # 18 – Boy, Have the Tables Turned!

Hiya Readers!

It was another crazy episode of BB 15!  So much drama, verbal cat fights, and the luck of some House Guests changed in the blink of an eye.  As well, a relationship looked as though it was ready to crumble before our eyes!  Oh, and there was a PoV Competition, too.  What happened to who, and where is this all going, you ask? Read on and it’ll begin to make sense!

After the Nomination Ceremony, Amanda, Judd, McCrae and Andy were in one of the BB Rooms discussing who could potentially be the MVP.  Yes, Amanda was still on this from last week since she was put up by America, yet none of the House Guests have stepped up and claimed responsibility for this choice.  She was pulling a “Jessie” (whining, complaining like a child) about being the third nominee last week, and worrying about the same thing happening this week.  She didn’t understand why America would pick her if this was indeed true.  She asked, “What did I do wrong?”  Oh, Amanda!  When you see what you did wrong, you’ll understand.

Amanda then found her way to the HoH Room only to find Jessie sitting next to her McCrae.  The Green-Eyed Monster came out of Amanda, and she all but demanded McCrae to sit by her, as if he was her possession and he was expected to jump when she wanted him to.  McCrae stood his ground (good for you, McCrae!), and stayed where he was.  Amanda got so mad, she got up and stormed out of the room in a big huff.

At bedtime, Amanda gave McCrae the cold shoulder for his actions.  McCrae asked why she was treating him this way.  Amanda told him she was not going to be competing for his attention.  McCrae said he was not having any of this nonsense.  The next day, Amanda was showering, and McCrae asked if she was still mad at her.  She said she was.  He told her she was wrong for being so mad at him.  While McCrae was in deep thought, Amanda was badgering him about their relationship, and got even more upset when he wasn’t responding to her questions.  McCrae then confessed in the Diary Room that he was beginning to think about exiting this relationship because it reminded him of ones he had had in the past.  He also had to think about what this would do to his game-play.  If they split, he felt Amanda would target him and get him out of the House.

At the MVP Nomination and Veto Players Meeting, America’s pick for the third nominee was revealed.  Yay!!!! It was Amanda, again!  Good work, America!  Maybe this enrage Amanda even more and will throw off her game during the Veto Competition. The last two players this week were Spencer and Judd.  GinaMarie chose Aaryn as this week’s host.

After the Meeting, Amanda had a new idea about who the MVP was in the House.  She was beginning to think it was Judd!  Really!  Well, her reasoning was that she felt Judd was acting weird and shady.  She didn’t even trust him when he went up to her and told her he was going  to pretend to fight for Jessie and really win the Veto for her.

GinaMarie and Aaryn thought that the MVP was stupid for putting Amanda up.  They felt that Amanda was in good hands.  Amanda joined the ladies in the HoH Room.  Amanda asked GinaMarie if she would use the Veto on her if she won. Aaryn got so upset at Amanda’s question that she stormed out of the room.  A lot of people are doing that this season.  Anyway, Aaryn confessed that Amanda was being selfish for asking this of GinaMarie.  Aaryn was afraid of being put up as a replacement nominee if Jessie or Spencer win the PoV.  Why would you think this, Aaryn?  GinaMarie is your girl!  Why would she put you up?

McCrae, doing damage control for Amanda, told GinaMarie in the HoH Room to keep the nominations the same if she won the PoV.  He felt that Amanda wouldn’t be leaving this week.  Amanda joined the conversation, saying she must find out who the MVP was to figure out why she was chosen as the third nominee.  I know, she’s beginning to sound like a broken record.

McCrae told Amanda when they were alone to chill out because she was freaking everyone out and annoying them.  Amanda took offense to McCrae’s “harsh” words, saying he wasn’t helping her.  McCrae told her she was ruffling too many feathers around the House.  With Judd in the room, McCrae told Amanda she also had to think about GinaMarie’s situation in the game right now, and GinaMarie was looking out of Aaryn.  Amanda told McCrae to stop worrying about Aaryn and start thinking about her and her situation.  If McCrae could last through all of this, he and Amanda really can get through anything and have a good life together.  McCrae, you’re a good man to still be with Amanda right now in the game.   Hopefully, McCrae is not using her as a shield so the target on his back isn’t as big as Amanda’s.

Frog Darts was the name of this week’s Veto Competition.  In each round, the contestants had to toss a frog onto a lily pad with the highest number possible.  The player with the lowest score in each round was eliminated.  They then ad to pick a prize.  The most recent eliminated player had the option of trading their prize for one another previously eliminated player held.  The player that held the Veto at the end of the game won the Power of Veto. This is how the competition played out:

1st eliminated: GinaMarie – got the Veto

2nd eliminated: Amanda – got The Cone of Shame.  For this punishment, the recipient has to wear a cone that dogs have to wear to prevent them from biting themselves.  The winner of this item has to wear it 48 hours.  Amanda traded with GinaMarie for the Veto.

At this point in the competition, Candice was telling Judd about how Amanda and Aaryn thought he was shady.  This started a verbal cat fight between the two ladies.

3rd eliminated: Candice – got a trip to the Bahamas.  Candice traded with Amanda for the  Veto.

The verbal war of words continued between Amanda and Candice.  Candice wanted Amanda to stop talking trash about her.  In the Diary Room, McCrae wished Amanda would shut up and stop the blow-ups because the target was growing ever bigger on bot of their backs.

4th eliminated: Spencer – 50 Shades of Orange.  This punishment made its recipient have to enjoy getting a spray tan in the BB Backyard every time a bell sounded for 24 hours.  Spencer traded this punishment with a delighted Amanda for the trip to the Bahamas.

5th eliminated: Jessie – $5 000.  She traded this prize with Candice for the Veto.

Winner of competition: Judd – Won the punishment of the Clownatard,  The recipient had to wear the Clownatard for 48 hours.  Judd traded with Candice for $5 000, and Jessie becomes the permanent winner of the Veto.

Even after the competition was over, Amanda just won’t stop arguing with Candice!  Amanda’s behaviour was beginning to really bother the other House Guests.  Helen said that Amanda was rubbing people the wrong way with all of her out-bursts and her attitude.  Candice was happy everyone was seeing this side of Amanda.  She was hoping the House Guests saw Amanda for who she was, and that this influenced how they voted.

Back in the House, McCrae and Amanda were talking about her need to chill out.  Amanda didn’t understand why everyone was getting so upset with her.  McCrae just advised her to try and keep her mouth shut so she didn’t come off as looking stupid.

Aaryn saw that Candice was looking too calm and comfortable after what happened.  Aaryn was watching as Candice and Elissa were in the BB Kitchen laughing and having fun.  Aaryn didn’t like this and wanted to keep Candice on the path to Eviction.  Candice, on the other hand, wanted to keep this momentum going by being happy and really “owning” the Clownatard instead of making it seem as though the punishment was a real punishment.

While Amanda, Candice and GinaMarie are all having fun with their punishments, Helen was taking this time to go to work and make deals with GinaMarie to ensure Elissa’s safety so Elissa doesn’t become the replacement nominee for Jessie.  Aaryn wants Elissa’s butt up on the block because of the bad blood between them.

At the Veto Meeting, as predicted, Jessie removed herself from the block.  This forces GinaMarie to replace Jessie with another House Guest.  The lucky House Guest was Spencer!

Yes, Readers, it was one hell of an episode to watch!  Jessie thought she was on the outs, while Amanda thought she was sitting pretty.  Yeah, the tables have definitely turned around for these ladies quickly.  Amanda really has to calm down, and learn how to pick er battles now.  Who knows what will happen to her down the line in the BB House.  Who will be the House Guests to be evicted from the BB House?  Who will be the next HoH to rule the roost?  Don’t forget that the next episode will be a Double Eviction Night!  I love these nights on the show.  Find out what happened by popping back in to my blog!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.