Well, last night’s episode garnered some mixed emotions. On the one hand, the ridiculousness that’s named Rachel was finally highlighted. Her demand to control Jordan’s HOH was somewhat accurately portrayed (and some blame must go to Jordan), and she looked like a damned fool when she was crying in the fake bushes.
However, for those of us who care about continuity, her fight with Cassi, and the mental breakdown/beatdown that occurred later in the evening also needed to be shown last night as it all happened before the veto meeting. Will we see it tonight? I’m guessing we will, but probably not in all its glory.
Oh well. Tonight is the end of Jordan’s reign a HOH (at least in name), the departure of either Shelly or Cassi (we all know which one), and the crowning of a new head of household. Who will it be? Please, anybody but Brendon or Rachel.
Before we get to any of that, however, we have to sit through the alternating cheers and whining after the nomination changes from Adam and Dominic to Cassi and Shelly. Lawon tells Cassi to be strong, but Shelly is also bummed about being nominated (obvi). “It’s crappy. It stinks. I hope that I’m safe. I feel like I’m safe. The odds are that my best friend, Cassi, is going home.” Cassi is bummed to be up against Shelly, and she knows the odds are she won’t get the votes to stay.
After giving Jeff a bit of a look, Rachel gloats that she “always gets her way”. Jordan says that those two are the last two that she wants to put up, but her alliance wants them gone. Cassi tells her that it’s ok, and they hug.
For somebody who is safe, Shelly is the one breaking down. She hates that her decision in week one to work with the veterans is why Cassi will end up leaving. Cassi joins her and asks why she’s sad. “It’s not fair.” Shelly tells her to campaign, but Cassi says she could “never, ever say a bad thing about Shelly.” Cue the piano music.
Jordan is upstairs crying, complaining that they never had a chance. Jeff tells her that she’s a good person. Yeah, this is filler, and again it’s designed to make Jordan and Jeff look like perfect people.
Daniele is now asking Shelly if she’s ok, and Shelly is still bummed for the reasons already listed. Shelly is especially bummed because she’s always taught her child not to lie. Yes, enough of this.
We now jump backwards to the night before (although this isn’t disclosed), and the big fight already talked about yesterday and earlier in this piece is finally aired. Cassi brings Rachel into the have-not room, and the fireworks explode (somewhat fairly). Well, somewhat, as it’s cut WAY down, and Rachel doesn’t look nearly as bad as she did Sunday night. The best part is the conclusion, though, when Cassi calls her a “catty, catty girl”.
Rachel then runs into the other room to change clothes, and complains in the diary room that she’s the “meanest fighter in the world. She used all of my weaknesses against me.” Rachel heads up into the HOH to put on a good cry in front of Jordan. We then get to hear an edited version of Jordan explaining how Rachel’s actions sometimes make her look “bitchy”. Ok, now this is starting to be edited to make Rachel look sympathetic. Daniele and Brendon both come into the room, and Brendon complains in the diary room that he’s “done” with her.
Let’s jump to the next day, but still before the veto ceremony, and Brendon and Cassi go into it. Cassi swears on the Bible that she hasn’t lied, and Brendon says that’s a line that he’ll never buy. This quickly dissolves into Brendon lecturing Cassi, and she says she’s not a “dumbass”. She claims that she just wanted to “clear the air” with them, and she’s obviously the only “adult” of the three. Well, she has a point there. Interesting how this was all portrayed, and nothing else that happened for the past three days was shown.
After the first commercial break, Julie interviews the house. They’re shown portions of the have-not competition, and they all obviously crack up. Julie asks Lawon about the toughness of the competitions. Yes, he answers they’re fun AND hard. Kalia is asked about her “injury”, and she thanks everybody for their help. Adam is asked how grateful he is to Dom for winning the veto to take him off the block…and yes, he is. You can hear Cassi in the background saying, “thanks, Dom”. Julie then asks Rachel about the tension during the veto competition, and she giggles and admits she sometimes says the wrong things. “We’re a happy family again.”
It’s time for more filler, as we get to view friends and family of the unlikely duo – Adam and Dominic. We meet Adam’s girlfriend, and she explains how he lost 100 pounds to be on Big Brother. She says he’s a “Big Brother scholar” after a clip of Porsche asking some BB trivia.
It is now Dom’s turn, and we meet his cute best friend, Dana. According to her, his mom is very controlling, and this is the first time he’s ever slept away from home. We see him flirting with Cassi, and Dana says that while he is a 25 year old virgin, he does know women. Dana also believes that his relationship with Daniele is just to help him get through the game.
Before we get to the expulsion, Julie talks to Jordan in the HOH. The first question is about their feelings about working with Brendon and Rachel. She says it’s good to have them on their side right now. Julie pushes by asking about their consideration of putting them up, and the reply is that it was “just too early”. Of course, we then get a viewer question as to when they’re going to get married and “make babies”. First, they have to actually live in the same state.
So now it’s voting time. Cassi gets to give her final plea first, and she says she feels “blessed” to meet everybody, and then tells Shelly how much she loves her. After noting that it “must be a special day because I’m in heels” (no shit), Shelly warns everybody that one will have to someday meet those they push aside on the way up the ladder. She concludes by telling Cassi how much she loves her.
Voting begins with Rachel, who obviously votes to evict Cassi, as does Brendon, Jeff, Adam, Dominic, Daniele, Kalia, Lawon, and Porsche. Yes, it’s unanimous!
Julie delivers the news to the house when we return from commercials, and Cassi hugs all as she walks out (even Rachel, who she had promised to have a word or two against). Brendon whispers something to Jeff while we wait for the interview with Julie, who then starts by pointing out that her final plea speech was like a goodbye. Cassi says she just couldn’t campaign against Shelly, and she knew she was going. Julie wants to go on some more about the “jealousy” angle, and Cassi is sort of vague. Yeah, it’s tough to be pretty, my dear. She’s then asked if she regrets “drawing the line in the sand” to separate the vets and noobs. Cassi explains that it was just kind of the unspoken thing going on, and after it goes on for awhile Juie cuts her off.
Jordan kicks off the final goodbyes by saying it’s too bad that “jealousy” got in the way of them really teaming up. Oh Jordan, you could have done that anyway. Rachel says that she’s “probably the worst game player ever in Big Brother. To say I’m catty and bitchy and I don’t like girls. The truth is I don’t like you.” Dom, however, complains that it just shows the “true character” of these girls. We end with Shelly calling Cassi “her Thelma to my Louise”. Hmmm, interesting.
Now it’s the moment we’re all scared of viewing. Will the next HOH be Rachel or Brendon? America is praying that it’s not. Tonight it’s a question contest called “Big Brother Online”, and it involves questions asked to visitors to the CBS website. A wrong choice eliminates a player. The first question is whether a person would rather get mouth to mouth from Jeff or Brendon, and the answer is Jeff. Everybody gets that one correct. The second question is who would be more likely to “warm the pool with something other than their charm” – Adam or Kalia. Everybody correctly chooses Adam.
Next, it’s which HG is more likely to steal a lover – Rachel or Porsche. The answer is Porsche, so Kalia is now eliminated. The fourth question is who would be more likely to save somebody from a burning building – Shelly or Brendon. Jeff is the only one out this time, as he picked Brendon. (What?)
For question five, it’s who would America rather see spend the entire summer in a bikini – Porsche or Daniele. (I know my choice.) Holy shit, the correct answer is Daniele, which leaves us with…get this, Rachel and Brendon. Now it’s who you would rather cheat from off a test – Jordan or Lawon. They both get this wrong by choosing Lawon. Now it’s who would be more likely to go “seriously bananas” in the house – Adam or Dominic. Finally, the two choose different answers, and Rachel wins by choosing Adam. Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!Well, that’s it, my friends (and I'm not paying attention to the final interview with Rachel). Oh wait, Julie just said that there is a "celebrity" visiting the house this week? And that there will be a change in the game later this week?
So...are you excited for Rachel’s victory? Are you dreading this week? What did you think of the Cassi/Rachel edit? Which couple is going up this week?