Big Brother 15, Episode #36: The Winner of Big Brother 15 Is…

Hello, Readers!

I decided to be a bit more formal with you because of this episode’s occasion: it’s Finale Night!  Yes, I’m so excited about tonight because one of my picks to win BB 15 had made it to the Final Three!  Yes, sneaky, yet calculating good guy, Andy has wormed his way to this position in the game along with GinaMarie and Spencer.  Which one of these three will win the pivotal HoH, then get the Jury to vote for them to win $500 000?  Read on and you’ll see!

When we left these three in my last post, the Final Three were competing in Part 1 of a three-part HoH Competition called The Greatest Skate.  House Guests  were being swung around the BB roller rink trying to avoid obstacles on the ground to trip them up.  Spencer was finding it hard to hold to his bar as the producers decided to speed up the cords the bars were attached to.  Spencer just couldn’t hang on any longer, and fell.

Andy and GinaMarie were still hanging tough in the game until they were being sprayed with jets of fog, water and foam.  This made Andy and GinaMarie slip and slide all over the rink until Andy’s footing gave out on him, making him let go of his bar and fall.  GinaMarie won the first of three competitions for the HoH, and a by from competing in Part 2.  She was showered with a golden glitter which she ended up choking on in her excitement. Andy confessed he began to wonder whether his fall could have cost him the game.

Part 2 of the HoH Comp called Crab Grab had the fellas rigged up for some wall climbing as they had to find the faces of the House Guests that had been evicted on crab pieces, then climb up a wall ad put them in the correct order of when they left.  Andy and Spencer got to compete individually, and both had a hard time at this challenge.  In the end, good ol’ Andy won Part 2 of the Comp!  At this point, Spencer felt he had to get GinaMarie and Andy to realize just how easy it would be for them to win the game if they took him to the Final 2 with them in order to win $50 000 and at least second place.

GinaMarie and Andy had a private conversation about what they were going to do should either of them won this HoH.  Andy said he would take GinaMarie since Spencer would beat both of them due to the fact that he has less blood on his hands than the two of them.  GinaMarie confessed in the Diary Room that she would probably go with Andy as well.  She was worried about making this move because she felt she would lose to Andy because he was such a good kid, and he deserves to win the game.  Yet, at the same time, GinaMarie could screw him over because she needed the money as well…

Julie Chen then announced to the viewers that Dr. Will Kirby ( a BB icon) had visited the Jury House to speak to the Jurors about the Final Three, and to get them to think about who they were going to vote for to win the game.  He asked the Jury what made each person worthy of the grand prize.  This got Amanda practically yelling at most of the other Jury members, and even some questionable looks shot at McCrae for his opinions that didn’t agree with those she shared.

The show then went to the Final part of the HoH Competition.  For this final part of this HoH showdown, Julie Chen asked them to finish off a statement given by each of the Jury members.  Julie Chen gave them two possible options as to how each person had responded, and the players had to choose which statement was the correct one.  For every correct answer they gave, they got a point, and if one player had more points than the other, the scales they were put on would lower in their favour.  After answering 8 questions about their Jury members, Andy answered more statements correctly than GinaMarie, making him the last, and the most important HoH of the season.  Yay! My pick has made it into the Final 2!

The show then moved quickly to the last Live Vote and Eviction of the season.   Andy apologized to Spencer, telling him he knew he told him he would take him to the Final 2, but he made a promise to GinaMarie from Day 1 that he would take her to the end of the game.  Spencer was the  last evicted House Guest from the House this season, as well as the final member of the Jury deciding who would win the game.

When Julie Chen interviewed Spencer after his eviction, he told Julie he kind of saw his eviction coming, and he was proud of Andy for staying loyal to GinaMarie for all this time.  He was also proud of the fact that he broke the “Pawn Always Goes Home” curse that lingered around the BB game.

It was now time for the Jury to interrogate the Final 2 to decide which of them would win BB 15.  First, Julie Chen introduced Spencer to the Jury as its last member, and got them up t speed as to what happened in the House.  The Julie Chen let the Jury lose on Andy and GinaMarie.  As usual, the questions, ” What was your biggest move in the game,” “What was your biggest obstacle to overcome,” and “Why should we give you the money” were asked, as well as “Why should we give you our vote when you had offended us and called us cockroaches?” by Candice of GinaMarie.  GinaMarie answered that she was upset by Nick’s leaving, that it was not an personal attack against anyone, and that she loved everyone in the House.  Wow, after cussing Candice and supporting her Eviction, GinaMarie sure does know how to do a 180º turn when $500 000 is on the line!

Then Julie Chen gave the Final 2 their last chance to sway the Jury to choose them to win the season.  GinaMarie continued her love fest, flattering the Jury, telling them how great of an opportunity this prize would be for her, and that she was sorry for offending anyone.  Andy said he played the game with his heart, but that he played the game more with his head.  He went on to say that he played both sides of the House in order to get further in the game.  Then the Jurors each put their key in a box with the name of the House Guest they wanted to win BB 15.

To add more suspense to the evening, Julie Chen then brought out the first 5 evicted House Guests so the Jury and the Final 2 could get a better perspective of what they were able to watch from home.  They spoke about all of the controversial events that happened, and how they were affected both inside and outside the House.

Finally, the moment many of you have been waiting for: the winner of BB 15!  The winner had to have at least 5 votes to win.  This was who the Jurors voted for:

Spencer – Andy; McCrae – Andy; Judd – GinaMarie; Elissa – Andy; Amanda – Andy, Aaryn – GinaMarie; Helen – Andy; Candice – Andy; and Jessie – Andy.

If you add it all up, it was a 7-2 vote for my pick ANDY!!!! YES! My pick finally won a season of a show!  My bad luck curse has finally broken!  I don’t think GinaMarie minded too much, just winning $50 000 for second place, and running straight to a somewhat weary, yet nice Nick.  She didn’t let go of him for the rest of the broadcast!  Nick took it all in stride.

Lastly, Readers, Julie Chen announced the winner of the $25 000 America’s Choice prize.  American viewers were asked to vote on who they thought played the game the best, and they would be awarded this prize.  The top 3 vote-getters were Judd, Elissa ad Howard.  Readers, it was no surprise who won…it was Elissa!  If she was chosen by America to be the MVP 3 weeks in a row, of course they were going to choose her to win this prize, too!

After all of this, Julie Chen thanked the viewers for watching this season, and the theme music closed out the show.  It was kind of sad.  I know they have the show on so often to make up for reruns during the summer, but this was my thing to watch!  Oh well, I have 2 seasons of Survivor to watch until next summer to fill this void!  Thanks, Readers, for popping in to catch up on what was happening in the BB 15 House this season.  I really appreciate your support.  If you didn’t know, I am also posting Survivor 27: Blood vs Water right now, so if you wanted to keep up with Survivor, come back to my blog and check out those posts until Big Brother 16 starts up next summer.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 15, Episode #35: Reflections of This Season’s Past

Hey Readers!

This is the second to last episode of the season!  With McCrae gone, The Exterminators, well, most of them anyway, have accomplished what no other alliance this season: get everyone they wanted evicted out of the House while making it together to the end of the game.  Now that they have to turn in each other, it should be fun to see what happens.  Read on to see what happened between the Final Three in this episode!

Andy was getting worried about McCrae and most of the other Jury Members because of his methods of getting them evicted via a double-cross.  It may hurt his chances in winning the grand prize.

Spencer wasn’t worried about the Jury.  He was very confident,calling himself the “Grim Reaper of the Block” because he was on the block and had survived it 8 times, seeing those up against him get evicted.  Yeah, no one can fault him for this.  You can only really fault the HoH who put him on the block and those who didn’t vote for him to leave the House.  But is this enough fir him to win the game in the eyes of the Jury?

The Exterminators then went on to talk about why they decided to tell McCrae about their alliance. Andy said it was because out of all if the Jury Members (except for Judd), he was the most level headed, so he would understand and judge them on being part of an alliance getting him out of the House. Before leaving the House, McCrae confessed in the Diary Room that Andy told him that Andy would be a bitter Jury member if he had been stabbed in the back. Since McCrae had just been stabbed in the back by his former 3AM alliance member, Andy, McCrae said that Andy’s words may come back to haunt him if Andy made it to the Final Two.

The show then cut to the Final Three celebrating accomplishing their goal. The producers had set out a lush snacking feast, some champagne and some OJ. The Final Three then toasted to their success, and drank their drinks.

Andy, Spencer and GinaMarie then began to reminisce about all of their favourite, and not so favourite memories of this past season. Here were some of my favourites out of the ones they talked about about showed to the viewers:

  • The Forming of the Moving Company
  • Jeremy’s Macho Freak-Outs (ex – the wine incident)
  • BB 15’s Many Showmances
  • “Judd the Studd” (how he made out with both Jessie and Aaryn)
  • The GinaMarie-Amanda Verbal Cat Fight
  • Amanda and McCrae’s “Wedding.”

Once The Final Three finished their walk down Memory Lane, they put their hands together, cheered “The Exterminators,” then wished each other luck as they prepared for the final HoH Competition of the season.

As with every season, the final HoH Competition is played in 3 parts.  In Part #1 of the Competition, everyone gets to compete.  In The Greatest Skate, all three players had to hang on to a horizontal pole attached to a rope that was swinging the House Guests around an amazing roller rink while they were wearing roller skates!  The object of this comp: be the last player hanging onto their pole while getting bashed into the obstacles around the roller rink.  Gotta love the endurance challenges!  The show ended with the Final Three hanging on for dear life as they were being swung around the BB Backyard.

This was a fun episode to watch, Readers!  I was saying, “Oh, yeah, I remember that!” and “I really wish I had the live feed to have seen that!” for most of the show.  Who do you think will win BB 15?  My last pick, Andy is still going strong, but would GinaMarie or Spencer take him with them should the win the last HoH of the season?  What kind of things will the Jury say to the Final Two when it comes down to choosing the winner?  Who will America choose as their favourite player this season?  Come back to my blog to catch how this season will wrap up!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.