If you don’t have the feeds (and why wouldn’t you?), you’ve missed quite a bit of good times the past 36 hours. Basically, Rachel has had a nervous breakdown (or at least acted like she’s having one), and has been threatening to walk out with Brendon tonight. Will she do it? We all know the answer to that one.
The story begins yesterday morning, when Brendon and Rachel began campaigning with Shelly. This was a typical Brendon lecture about how they’re the only people in the house with integrity, and it’s just wrong that poor angelic Brendon is going to go home. After telling Shelly that she’s the only person in the house they trust, Shelly fed into their ego by appearing to agree with everything he said.
Jump ahead a few hours (3:51 pm for those with flashback), and the real fireworks begin. Daniele included a “shout out” to Shelly’s husband and child, and calmly let her know about it. No big deal, right? In Rachel’s mind, this was an attempt to play with Shelly’s emotions and she went on the offensive. She stormed up to the HOH to confront Daniele, saying that this was against the rules. After telling Rachel to get out of her HOH, the two girls headed outside so the entire house could view their battle.
The rest of the night consisted of Rachel sobbing, and the rest of the house uncomfortably enduring her blabbering. Poor Rachel (sarcasm intended). Nobody understands how tough it is to be her, and it all dates back to how Britney treated her last year. Shelly, Jordan, and Jeff all took turns cheering her up, to no avail. Eventually, the show’s psychiatrist was called in to spend some diary room time with Rachel. In the meantime, Shelly informed the house about Brendon’s Skype incident last fall.
Today started off just as last night ended, with Rachel’s over-dramatic sad eyes sucking all of the energy out of the kitchen. Shelly finally had enough, and her enthusiastic rebuttal put a positive spin on what the entire house was thinking. Jordan also attempted to put a stop to her moping, but it just caused her to once again stomp into another room and tell Brendon that she wants to walk out with him tonight. Apparently, her portrayal on the show last year has cost her friends, family, jobs, and everything else, especially Britney’s comment last year about her ass hanging out of her dress. (Later, Shelly admitted that it was!)
Unfortunately for those of us hoping for such fireworks, it appears that she’s staying. After an awkward HOH lockdown that featured her crying false tears the entire hour, Brendon has used his Hallmark catchphrase “charm” to fire her up. Sorry, but we’re stuck with Screetchy.