(Note: In an effort to try something new this year, this post is the start of a new series of profiles. Throughout the season, I’m going to pick one person and try to follow them on the feeds all day. I have some doubt that I’ll be able to devote the necessary time to accomplish this, though. I’m starting off with the first nominees, as obviously this will be my only chance to get one of these peeps.)
Our first glimpse of Jessie was not the best. Throughout the entire CBS premiere, she proclaimed herself the prettiest girl in the house. I immediately pegged her as this year’s Danielle. Last year’s Danielle, not Evel Dick’s brat.
When the feeds came on, though, we saw a sad, sad girl sitting with a giant frown on her face. Apparently, she had set her sights on Jeremy, and they had a moment or two in the early days. That dirty girl Kaitlin came along, though, and Jessie was kicked to the curb.
Oh yeah, Jessie was also put on the block. Something tells me that being dumped hurt more than being on the block.
So this day begins inauspiciously for our poor little nominee. She wanders into the bathroom around the same time as the rest of the girls (and a couple of the boys), and performs the morning ritual of brushing her teeth and applying makeup. She says little, and doesn’t respond at all to the entrance of Elissa and her complaints about the messy nature of the bathroom. The only highlight of this portion of the day is when she shares a laugh with Aaryn by making fun of Rachel’s voice and laugh.
A bit later, she plops herself down in the living room with coffee and a muffin, joining a handful of other people. Unfortunately, two of them are Kaitlin and Jeremy, who are pretty much on top of each other on the opposite couch. Awwwkward. She is pretty much a mute during this time, even after Kaitlin wanders off.
After Jeremy ends up in the bedroom with Kaitlin, Jessie surprises nobody by ending up in that same room, doing her nails while sitting on the adjoining bed. Does she follow them everywhere? This time, it is Jeremy’s turn to leave, and Kaitlin pretends to sleep. A few minutes later, Jessie is back in the living room for more idle chatter.
Then something very strange happens. She disappears! For the next few hours, she doesn’t show up on any of the feeds. Even Elissa’s Bible reading gets some airtime during that period, but absolutely no sign of Jessie.
Mid-afternoon, she finally appears, playing chess with Spencer. David, who is looking on, asks her some questions about her cheerleading days, and Jessie leaps to her feet to show off her skills.
Not long after that, the MVP ceremony blocks the feeds, and when we return Jessie is silently sitting in the HOH as Elissa and Jeremy exchange barbs. Once Elissa departs, Jessie remains silent until she interrupts McRae’s CD time by asking about the amount of time there usually was between the ceremony and the veto competition in previous season.
Once again seemingly evaporated into the house vapor, it’s another hour before we see her again. After bitching about Elissa, Kaitlin storms out of the HOH and walks right by Jessie and Elissa. According to Kaitlin, Elissa was asking Jessie if she’d consider putting up Kaitlin in the future. Jessie denies this, saying that Elissa was actually asking her to form an alliance. “I’m not making a deal with the devil”, she claims.
They actually have a civil conversation for quite some time, which proves the theory that a rival bitch is the one thing that will bring together two catty girls who have been fighting over a man.
The best part of this conversation comes at the end, as Jessie looks at the camera and says, “if you vote for me for MVP next week I’ll flash my boobs.” Kaitlin agrees, and they both head up to the HOH to bitch some more about Elissa.
For the next half hour or so, she lies around in the HOH, until suddenly she complains to Nick about his bed-sharing with GinaMarie. Seriously, girl, is there any guy in that house that is safe from you? He plays it off, and they talk a bit about his diet. Nick doesn’t eat junk food, and he credits his parents.
Around this time, David and Aaryn had a fight over a conversation he had with Elissa after the MVP meeting. It’s off-topic for this post, but you should go check it out, as Aaryn is very clingy and scary. Jessie now heads downstairs to talk to David about that fight. After she gets that out of the way, she attempts to talk him into throwing the veto competition to give her a better shot at winning. Then she can be replaced by Elissa! “The only person who wants you out is the person who put you up!”
David is obviously not too comfortable with that plan, and they talk a bit about who the MVP really is. David thinks it is possible that Nick is the actual MVP, but they both agree that it’s possible that the vote was rigged to ensure Elissa’s survival. You think?
It was around this time that the feeds went to trivia, meaning it was veto competition time. When the feeds came back, McCrae had won but the only sad person was Elissa. As she cleaned up, she complained to Aaryn (and then GinaMarie) how hard it was to figure out what to do. Ten minutes later, she was still explaining. She loves scrabble, you know! “I had some extra vowels.”
A bit later, Aaryn and her decide to take a bubble bath, and head upstairs to ask permission. With that granted, they climb in shortly after starting the water, but one really can’t hear anything they’re saying. Jessie wonders if there’s ever been sex in the tub, but otherwise it’s just silly talk. Jeremy joins them, and a number of others stand around chatting about Elissa.
Once the bath ends, Jessie again disappears for quite some time, and we find out later that she was cleaning the kitchen. She spends a bit of time back in the HOH before finally calling it a night.
This has been a somewhat interesting way to watch the feeds. You really don’t notice how people suddenly aren’t present on any cams. Did you enjoy this little experiment? Should I carry on with others in the house?