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!