Big Brother 15, Episode #9 – Mom Squad Seeks Vengence!

Hey Readers!

The ladies are taking over the House!  I am really enjoying this season because the guys thought they had everything wrapped up with the Moving Company alliance when actually it was one of their very own who ended up moving out!  With the Mom Squad in charge this week, it doesn’t look as though it going to get any better for the guys in the House, either.  But this is Big Brother, and Team Aaryn also have a huge target on their back, too!  Who will Helen and the Mom Squad choose as the first two nominees?  Read below and find out!

After Helen wins the HoH Competition, she met with Amanda and McCrae about who should be third nominee on the block this week should Elissa, or any of them, win this honour.  Wait!  Where’s the other half of the Mom Squad?  I’m surprised Elissa was not in on this meeting.    Anyway, Helen revealed her real target for the week: Jeremy.   Amanda suggested Spencer should go up to ensure a PoV win.  If this plan falls through, then Howard would do as well.

Helen then spoke with Spencer about what he knew.  Spencer wanted to get in good with Helen because he knew he was going up on the block if he didn’t.  So Spencer spilled the beans about the Moving Company.  Spencer ten went straight to Howard to warn him about what went down with Helen, warning him to come clean about the Moving Company.

This week’s MVP was announced, and guessed who got it?  Yes, America picked Elissa.  Again.  Don’t get me wrong, I want the Mom Squad to succeed, but hopefully, the producers of Big Brother should shake things up so another person can have this honour.  Well, the Mom Squad has all the nominating power this week!  Please use it well!

In the Storage Room, McCrae, Amanda met with Elissa to recap the meeting they had with Helen about this week’s MVP nominee.  Elissa was upset, wondering why she had been left out of this talk.  She was not on board with their plan because she could see where Amanda was going with her “suggestion,” and didn’t want to do her dirty work for her.

Helen and Andy met with Howard in Helen’s HoH Room, and he finally told her about the Moving Company after lying to Helen about its existence.  He put the blame on Jeremy, saying he was a bully.  He wanted to get into Helen’s good graces by saying he would become the Mom Squad’s protector from the bullies of the House if he was spared from the block.   Helen told him she would think about his proposal.

Elissa ad Helen then spoke privately about the meeting Helen had without her about the third nominee this week.  Helen apologized for not including Elissa, and told her she wanted to back-door Jeremy.  She proposed Amanda’s plan of putting up Howard because no one would vote him out over Kaitlin and Aaryn (the other nominees this week).  They went to McCrae and Amanda to figure the rest of their plan out.  When both people were present, Amanda continued to press the Howard agenda, but Elissa asked why is it so important for Howard to go so soon?  Amanda said it was because he was the biggest threat in the House, and that he couldn’t be trusted.  Elissa still didn’t like how Amanda was pressing so hard for Howard to go.

In the Living Room, the contestants for the Veto Competition were announced.  First, the MVP’s nomination for Eviction was revealed.  It was Spencer!  He was not surprised by this choice.  As well, the last two players for the competition were chosen.  They were GinaMarie and Candice.  Could Helen’s plan to back-door Jeremy go any better?  Then again, you never know what the competitions will be like until they happen…

Jeremy was beginning to get an idea of what was going down where Helen’s plan was concerned.    In order to save himself, he got GinaMarie not to use the Veto to keep the nominations as they were, and e would somehow get Spencer out.  GinaMarie hated the idea of choosing between friends (Kaitlin and Aaryn), so if this is how it would play out, she was happy to do so.

Kaitlin started to campaign to save herself and Jeremy.  She went to Amanda to pitch her idea.  Amanda gave her the best advice she’s been given in the House so far: Save yourself.  Forget about Jeremy.  If you don’t use it, then it will be you who leaves this week.

Keeping Up With the Joneses was this week’s PoV Competition.  The players had to bounce on a trampoline to see a collection of BB art work displayed o a wall hidden behind a barrier.  They had to then place the correct art work on their wall in the shortest amount of time to win the PoV.  After each player had their try at the game, Judd, this week’s host, announced the times each player posted.  In the end, Kaitlin beat everyone out to win the PoV!

Jeremy tried working his magic on Kaitlin by telling her to use the Veto however she wanted, secretly hoping she would keep the nominations the same so he wouldn’t go up on the block.  Kaitlin tries to pitch to Helen that Howard should be the one on the block because he’s a huge threat to the House.  Helen told Kaitlin her idea was not going to work.   Kaitlin told Jeremy the bad news about what Helen thought, he ended up comforting her, telling her that she would probably stay, whether she used the PoV or not.  Oh, Jeremy, working every angle with Kaitlin!

At the PoV Ceremony, Kaitlin took Amanda’s advice, and saved herself.  With this decision made, a smiling Helen told her “dude” Jeremy to replace Kaitlin on the block.

Oh boy!  What an episode!  In the end, Helen got what she wanted!  The Mom Squad is seeking vengeance for the torture they received last week.  Jeremy and Aaryn have A LOT of work to do if they are going to remain in the House next week!  It will an uphill battle for the both of them, let me tell you!  Which nominee will be seeing Julie Chen on their way out of the game?  Who will win the next Ho Competition?  What surprises will BB 15 have in store for us?  Come on back to my next BB 15 post, and you’ll find out!

Until my next post, Readers!


Big Brother 15, Episode #3 – No One is Safe in the Game, Even with Super Powers!

Hey Readers!

It’s the reveal of the first BB MVP tonight! I wonder who America chose based on their strategy.  I’m really excited to find out. As well, it’s the first Power of Veto Competition, so it’s anyone’s guess as to how the nominations will be at the end of this episode.  Read on and you’ll see what happened!

Candice and Jessie were both reeling from being nominated by McCrae as this year’s first nominees.  Jessie was taking the whiny, crying route, while Candice was angry, but keeping it bottled up inside for the time being.  Elissa was elated because she thought she was going to be chosen but was spared.

The guy’s alliance have come up with a name for themselves: The Moving Company.  It’s a yawn from me on this name.  Sure, the name says what they are trying to do to the other House Guests this season, but it’s just blah.  Nick was with McCrae in the HoH Room discussing their target, David, and Nick was stressing how important it was for David to leave the House.

Jessie decided to visit McCrae in the HoH Room.  She wanted to know why he chose her for Eviction.  While McCrae was saying anything to calm her down and make things better between them, Candice stormed into the HoH Room, huffing and puffing about how upset she was over being first in the block, how she knows about the four other guys he’s rolling with, and how she was going to fight to stay in the House.  Then, as quick as she entered the HoH Room, Candice blew back out.  McCrae was beginning to see just what it’s like to have the weight of being the HoH on his shoulders.

The House was talking about who they thought would win the first BB MVP powers.  Most people thought it would be Elissa because of her sister, Rachel’s fans.  When faced with this possibility, Elissa said the she would get it because of her super-model sister, Gisele Bündchen.  I just started laughing when I heard Elissa say that about her sister.

Jeremy didn’t know who Gisele Bündchen was, but hearing Elissa being so smug about what she said made him more suspicious of her.  He was so suspicious that he rounded up a bunch of House Guests in the HoH Room, and asked Elissa about what she said.  I’ll say this about Elissa, she is a wily one! She was able to come up with a good enough excuse for saying what she said to Jeremy about her sister without spilling the beans about her connection to Rachel.  Even though she got through this situation, it is only the middle of Week 1 in the BB House, so anything can happen.

The first BB MVP was announced, and it turned out to be anticlimactic.  The House Guests were right.  Elissa was chosen by America to be the first to have this honour.  I hope this doesn’t put any of you off to my blog, but I’m not a Rachel fan.  She was amazing when it came to winning competitions, and I agree with her anti-floater ideals, but her sense of entitlement, her ego, her HoH-itis just turned me off to her.  Now that her sister is riding her coat tails to get special powers in the game just rubs me the wrong way.

Now armed with her new powers, she made a beeline to McCrae to tell him about being chosen as the MVP, as well as offering to go along with who he wanted to choose as the week’s third nominee.  McCrae suggested David.  He confessed he wanted to keep her safe, yet he also warned her that he would put her up as a replacement nominee if she didn’t win the Veto because of her sister and her new powers.  I think it was McCrae’s way to get Elissa to not be so Rachel-esque so the House doesn’t have to suffer more that it has to.

The players for the Veto Competition were chosen!  Everyone was called to the Living Room by McCrae to first hear who was chosen as the third nominee by the “mysterious” BB MVP.  Most if the House was shocked to see David’s face materialize on the television screen as the lucky candidate for Eviction.  David was livid, but did a good job of not exploding over the news.  McCrae then called all of the nominees to stand beside him so he could pick the last two names of the contestants for the Veto Competition. Out of a bag of names, McCrae pulled out Elissa and Howard’s names.

After these events unfolded for David, he went to his bed to try and process everything. He went from being Mr. Happy-Go-Lucky to Paranoid Pete, weary of everyone in the House of their motives. Aaryn, being the sweet person she is, was right by her man’s side trying to console David. But David’s stupidity, or lack of good judgement, rejected her kindness, suspicious of her actions. He then had to go after her and apologize for doubting her motives. Wow, I didn’t think he was the type to flip his opinion of people so easily. I was just proved wrong!

McCrae and Amanda are becoming each others confidants in the game. He trusted her so much that he spilled the beans about Elissa being the MVP. Amanda left the room because Elissa came in to talk to McCrae about trying to change his mind about using her as a replacement nominee if she didn’t win the PoV. Amanda thought that Elissa was shady, so she decided to gather a bunch of House Guests together and call Elissa out in her actions. That Reilly wiliness was coming in handy again, as she dodged around Amanda and Jeremy’s questions and comments. This made Jeremy trust Elissa even less, wanting her out of the Hose more than ever.

The first PoV Competition of the season, “Big Brother Baking Competition, “was hosted by Marcela Valladolid, one of the judges on the CBS show The American Baking Competition. Each competitor had to go through a very sticky and gooey obstacle course to retrieve letters from balloon blueberries. The House Guests had to put together a word from the letters they gathered. The House Guest with the longest word after 15 minutes would win the PoV. After some slips and falls, the words of the competitors were revealed as seen below:

Howard – sailing
Jessie – tumbled
Candice – rafts
David – didn’t have a word because he was too focused on trying to get a huge word
Elissa – potroasts (didn’t count because it was two words)
McCrae – Delivery

McCrae’s profession helped to bring him a victory and the PoV to add to his HoH powers.

Back in the House, Helen was consoling Elissa for not winning the Veto. She said it was because she could relate to Elissa because she, too, was a mom playing to win the half a million dollars, and knew about what McCrae had said to her.  Elissa then spoke to McCrae in the BB Backyard. McCrae told her she wasn’t going to be going home this week. This revealed Elissa for the time being.

At the PoV Nomination Ceremony, after a lot of decision-making, McCrae announced to the rest of the House Guests that he decided to use the PoV on Candice (this really surprised me because of her blow-up with him), and replaced her with none other than Elissa! She was so upset about McCrae’s decision. At the end if the show, McCrae confessed that she was just a pawn, and some one else was the target.

Just when you thought you were safe because you are the BB MVP, a twist in another person’s game throws you up on the block! Even though McCrae is using Elissa as a pawn, you know what usually happens to them, right? Yep, they are usually the ones Evicted! Will my hopeful prediction come to fruition? Who will become the next HoH? What fabulous outfit will Julie Chen be sporting? Find out these answers and more in my next BB post!

Until my next post, Readers!