Hello, my friends. Welcome to the beginning of the last week of this season’s Big Brother. Tonight’s episode should be action-packed, as we’re going to see and episode and a half crammed into one show.
You know, I normally hate the recaps, but I’m enjoying the fall of Natalie, whose look when informed the votes are tied is priceless.
Oooh, we get more of Natalie’s eviction, including her Sharon Stone-ish move when told she’s evicted. (Well, close to Sharon Stone.) Before showing Ryan’s vote, he admits that he and Adam had decided that she needs to go because she’ll be tough to beat in the future. “Me and Adam agreed that we were going to make this a split vote, and Natalie nor Sharon needs to know who voted which way. This will put the blood on Sheila’s hands, and Natalie going to the jury house didn’t need to know who voted where.”
But Adam ruins this evasive plan, as he whispers to Natalie that he voted for her. Ryan’s not happy. “Bullshit.” They show Sheila’s vote to evict, and Natalie asks Adam why they did this. “She felt totally let down; totally betrayed; totally screwed over, man,” says Adam. “I feel bad for her.”
Natalie repeatedly asks why they did this to her, but neither respond. “This has been the hardest decision up to this point in this game that I’ve had to make, by far. I truly felt bad today.”
Continuing to ask why they did this, Natalie finally leaves the house. Ryan says that with Natalie gone, “Team Christ has passed away, and will never be resurrected.” Ha! Of course, Sheila makes the event all about her. “I didn’t want to be put in a position like that!” In the diary room, Sheila admits that she “got some satisfaction with her walking out that door. You kind of opened your mouth, and took that foot, and you inserted it.” Sheila could learn a lot by listening to herself.
For the first time all year, Sharon shows some emotion. Squealing like she does when she’s feeding the “beebies”, she proclaims that “it feels awesome that I’m still here! It’s amazing that somebody can be on the block five times and get so far in the game.”
But there does seem to be a division in the bro’s. When Adam claims that she’ll have no idea who voted for her, Ryan calls him out. “You sat there and told her, dude.” “Huh?” “I read your lips, dude.” “Huh?” Adam goes on to say that he didn’t mean to, which Ryan obviously doesn’t believe. Sheila has to pipe in, and she tells Adam he shouldn’t have done that. Adam also mounts a defense in the diary room, but I can’t figure out what the hell he’s saying. This debate goes on for a bit longer, but Ryan still doesn’t believe Adam, and is pissed that he was thrown under the bus.
Finally, we move on to the HOH competition, and the controversial final question about the third pre-existing relationship. While us viewers saw that this extra “relationship” was the guinea pigs (which I must admit I didn’t catch the first time through), the contestants aren’t told, and this news overshadows Ryan’s HOH win.
First we have the tie-breaker in the HOH comp, which saw Ryan beat Sharon. As you may expect, Ryan is ecstatic because it means he has “seven more days of safety”, but adds that “all three should be worried”. Sharon is happy that Ryan won because of their “alliance”, and claims that she can help him down the road. Down the road? There’s only a few days left!
Adam’s also happy, but realizes there may be “some distrust” between the two of them. “I just don’t want it to blow up on me.” Attempting to distract Ryan, he’s the first to bring up the controversial news about another relationship. Everybody points fingers at each other, but Ryan thinks it all has to do with Sheila. In the diary room, they all say they know anybody else…except for the “beebies”, who inform us they’re sisters. (Oh boy, Ash will be happy to see that clip.)
Sheila actually plays along, saying that there’s some resemblance between her and some of Ryan’s relatives. Ryan also has fun with it, calling her “Auntie Sheila”. The joking ends quickly, as Sheila quickly gets offended by the constant chatter about her.
But Ryan really believes it does involve Sheila, as he tells Adam later outside. Now maybe it’s a relative of Sharon. At the same time, Sheila is asking Sharon who voted for Natalie, and Sharon claims to know. After being interrupted by Adam, Sharon nods to Sheila that it’s him. Once again, Sheila’s upset. “I can’t believe he did that.”
Meanwhile, Adam is kissing Ryan’s ass, and appears a bit worried when Ryan says he “doesn’t have to please anybody this week”. Can the bro’s alliance be finished? Stay tuned after commercials.
It’s time to see Ryan’s HOH, and all he hopes for is a letter from Jen. Oh, and more pics. Of course, he gets what he wants. Seriously, why do we need to sit through this worthless segment?
We go back to the boys playing golf outside, and another worthless segment featuring Adam speaking like a robot. Sheila, as expected, is annoyed by “Robotic Adam”. “Can you get any more annoying?”
Now Adam is reading the Bible, and Sheila uses the opportunity to beg Adam to stick up for her. He continues to read, but promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. It’s still not enough for Sheila. “This guy is going to have to show me some loyalty. I just haven’t really seen it.” She admits that she’s done a lot to him, but wouldn’t be able to live with herself if she had to see him walk out.
Adam is now up in the HOH with Ryan, and attempts to act like nothing bad has happened between the two of them. “Everything’s accomplished. We’re good.” Ryan confronts him again on the Natalie situation. Adam again denies it, but we’re shown a replay that shows he’s not telling the truth. Ryan tells him he believes him, but he’s pissed that Adam’s lying.
It’s product placement time once again. This time it’s for the surely awful Ashton Kutcher/Cameron Diaz suckathon. Seriously, how could this movie be watchable? Being cultural retards, though, the houseguests are excited.
To play the game, the four had to pair up in teams. Sharon immediately said she wanted to team up with Ryan, which (as expected) pisses off Sheila. “Oh, great. Thanks, Sharon.” Adam’s also happy, though.
Once again, it’s another Vegas-oriented game. Sheila’s confident, though, when she sees the pile of wine bottles. “This could be my kind of game.” So the winner of this game gets not only a sneak preview of the movie, but an invite to the world premiere and the after-party. Adam says that if he wins, he wants to make the moves on Cameron Diaz. Good luck with that, buddy.
They have to break open the prop wine bottles on their partner’s heads and look for rings that go on the board. The loser, though, must have to be connected to each other for 24 hours. Sheila HAS to win because she CANNOT be chained to Adam. “Are you frickin’ kidding me?” I won’t bore you with the details, but Sharon and Ryan won. Sheila’s more than pissed, as (once again) expected.
Another wasted segment – the house guests get to see the table shrunk to a “mini”. Can somebody please stop Sharon from squealing? I absolutely hate women who do that. Poor Natalie, though. Her only reason for wanting to stay another week was to see that table.
Once that segment is completed, we now have part two of the product placement segment. Ryan comes out and says it is movie time, and Sharon squeals again. Please, please stop doing that! Sheila is still bummed, especially when she sees the vintage cars sitting outside. She continues to bitch about being shackled to Adam.
Of course, Sharon and Ryan love the movie. When it ends, Sharon squeals again. (Ugh.)
It’s now Ryan’s turn to listen to Sheila whine. Ryan informs her that she is indeed going up on the block, but attempts to make her believe she’s safe because Sharon and Adam are going to be going after each other because they’re bigger threats. Sheila voices her concerns about Adam, and asks about what Adam said to Natalie. Luckily, Ryan’s too smart to really tell her anything.
Later, Sharon whispers to Ryan that she thinks they should talk. While Adam is reading the Bible and Sheila is doing laundry, Sharon attempts to talk Ryan into putting up Adam. “I don’t trust him for two seconds. He’s trying to keep the blood off his hands.” Ryan tells her the entire deal about splitting Natalie’s votes. “It’s risky if you don’t put him up. As long as we stick together, we can be final two.”
It’s now finally nomination time, and Adam is feeling nervous. “(I really) hope that the thing with Natalie doesn’t come and bit me on my back side.” Sharon feels pretty confident, though. “I definitely feel that I can trust my alliance. I trust that Ryan and I can pull this through. But at the same time, you can never feel safe in this house.”
As you may expect, Sheila’s in bad shape. “I saved him from the block, but right now I feel like I’m on the outside looking in. That scares me to think that I may be the one going up on the block.”
Ryan goes through the scripted portion of the segment before finally announcing that it’s time for nominations. He pulls out Adam’s key, and then tells the girls he rewarded Adam for what they had to go through last week. He stresses the importance of the POV competition and says that he wants one of them to win, which a tearful Sheila shrugs off.
Sharon says that even though she’s nominated, she has a “whole lot of faith” in Ryan and herself. Adam is pleased, but he’s worried because it’s “still up in the air, man”. Sheila continues to bitch that it’s bad enough that she’s nominated, but “I’m going to be shackled to Adam for 24 hours!” She’s already shackled, and Adam smirks as she babbles this nonsense.
And that’s it for tonight’s episode! It ended up being a normal episode, even though we were led to believe that they were going to also squeeze in the veto competition. Oh well. See ya in 48 hours!