A little backstory before we begin following Nick’s day in the house. Just a couple of days ago, he was sitting pretty. Elissa had used her MVP on Jeremy, and he had a deal with her that would keep him off the block if she needed a new nominee.
Nick didn’t win the veto, but Helen and Candice got into Elissa’s ear to say he didn’t actually “throw” the competition. In their eyes, the deal was voided, and Nick found himself replacing Jeremy as the MVP nominee. What has he done since? Not much. He did attempt to have a conversation with Elissa, only to find her walk out in mid-sentence.
Today’s action in the house starts really late, and even later for Nick. Instead of getting up early to start working on the votes, he slept in. We get our first glimpse of him and GinaMarie around 11:15 AM, as Aaryn comes in to wake them. Aaryn sticks around for a minute or two, and then races back upstair to tell Kaitlin that she thinks the pair are now an item. Um, no. They’re not.
Nothing is seen of them for the next hour or so, as the rest of the house prepares for the day. Finally, at 12:38, we discover why. They’re still in bed! Aaryn again walks in on them. “What are you kids doing in here?” She proceeds to tell Nick about her morning breakfast and exercise routine. “Look at my abs.”
Aaryn is still convinced that something is going on with the them. “Did you guys make out last night?” GinaMarie grins in the mirror, but says no. Nick jokes that GinaMarie is now pregnant with the first Big Brother baby. As GinaMarie works to tame her morning bedhead, Aaryn lies to her that she “looks so much cuter with no makeup and your retainer”. Always the gentleman, Nick says that when you’re in love with a girl she always looks beautiful. GInaMarie grins, but everybody (and I mean everybody) knows he’s not referring to her. Aaryn finally leaves, and Nick rolls over back to sleep.
The pair finally get out of bed, but only get as far as the bathroom before they plop their asses back down. Unfortunately for them, Andy comes in and starts talking about his favorite MTV reality shows. Oh Nick, if you only knew that Andy has spent the morning attempting to convince people to give you the boot.
After a little bit out of camera view, Nick is seen cooking breakfast. Or is it lunch at this point in the day? Andy is still following him around with more inane conversation. Elissa joins them, and the conversation slows to a crawl. Not because everybody becomes quiet, but because it takes her five minute to enunciate a syllable. Helen walks in to add even more dull chatter.
Meanwhile, GinaMarie is providing Amanda with too much information, but Nick comes in to save the day. After GinaMarie leaves the room, Nick takes Amanda into the lounge to a chat. It’s one of the first times they’ve talked, and Amanda jokes “you’re now forced to talk game”. Amanda tells him everything Elissa had claimed, including a story that Nick was planning on putting her up. She says that her and McCrae are the swing votes, and Nick wants to know how the vote could be that close. Amanda says it’s because people think he’s shady, especially since he’s constantly called to the diary room. Nick says that they ask him a lot of questions to help narrate events, and that he “didn’t want to be involved in a game of he said/she said”.
Amanda is also concerned that when Elissa leaves, he’ll be the MVP. Nick isn’t so sure. They end the chat with Nick apparently convincing Amanda that he would never put up her and McCrae.
Speaking of McCrae, he then walks into the room. Amanda leaves, and McCrae asks what they talked about. Nick imitates Amana, and retells the entire conversation to McCrae. They seem to be on the same page, and there’s a bit of talk about future picks. Helen, Candice, and Jessie’s names come up. Aaryn pops in to take a couple of HOH pics. McCrae finally leaves shortly after Aaryn, and Nick stares off into space for a bit.
He eventually reconvenes with GinaMarie, and thanks her for setting up that conversation wiht Amanda. As always, the talk quickly turns to GinaMarie. The girl can’t go a few minutes without talking about herself.
They then join the gang in the kitchen as Aaryn is still taking photos for the HOH blog. He sticks around as the camera crew moves upstairs, and then heads outside. There’s a bit of small talk with Kaitlin and Amanda, and eventually a few more people join them. The next couple of hours are spent chatting about news events and personal stories. As a news junkie, I’m embarrassed at how little they know about current events. I’m even more embarrassed by some of the personal stories. Finally, Nick gets up and says he’s off to take a nap.
Two hours later, Nick is up, and I’m not sure by choice. Andy is all excited because he thinks he’s done being a have-not at midnight, and GInaMarie’s meds must have kicked in as she’s jumping and dancing around the bedroom. The pair move into the storage room, where GinaMarie must have informed Nick of a talk she had with Andy a bit ago where Andy supposedly pledged to save him. They embrace, and GinaMarie continues her weird little dance moves. She kisses him on the shoulder, and wanders off. Wait, did she just say “love ya” as she took off? Oh boy.
Aaryn and GinaMarie now believe there is a food competition coming up, and they want Nick to join them in throwing it to Amanda and McCrae (I think). There really is no reason to believe this to be the case, or to throw it if true. Oh well. It just guarantees Aaryn will be a have- not next week.
He then has a conversation with Aaryn about Adderall, and how it changed her life. Too bad it didn’t also change her personal views. Strangely, Nick goes into an Andy-ish story about researching the history of drugs, and how his little half-brother is on it. Or something like that, as the feeds went to fish as that part of the story was introduced. Her life changed instantly when she started taking it, and she caught a boyfriend cheating a week afterwards. It also helped her with her panic attacks. She says that if they didn’t let her have them in the house, she’d “freak, freak, freak out here”. They move on to more personal life chatter before Nick heads outside to work out.
Workout complete, he sits next to the hot tub with the Blondetourage. The pills must be wearing off, as GinaMarie is pretty subdued, and the conversation amounts to even less than usual. After a few minutes, they wander over to the hammock where most of the guys are hanging out. The feeds, though, switch to Kaitlin and Jesse playing pool.
When the feeds come back, Aaryn is selling some idiotic story that causes the feeds to go to fish. Oh, GinaMarie is subdued because she feels lightheaded. Aaryn says it’s because she doesn’t eat. GinaMarie claims it’s because of the heat of the hot tub.
Little happens until Nick ends up with Judd in the storage room. Judd is worried that people are going to think he’s screwing them over by keeping Nick, but he is reminded that he promised to keep him. Judd says if he gets HOH next week, he’ll be putting “them” (namely Candice) up. He’s also worried that he’s on everybody’s mind as a possible nominee next week. Nick reassures him that they’re “good”, and that he wants to work with him. “If I win HOH, I will not put you up.” They shake on it, and, of course, Andy interrupts them. They have a scintillating discussion on lactose...and he pretends that they’re best buddies. “I feel pretty good about it”, he says about the prospects of keeping Nick. That earlier talk with GinaMarie definitely helped...or so Andy claims.
When he comes out, GinaMarie is waiting for him. She checks out the other rooms, but Nick says it’s “sketchy” in there. She’s all worried, but Nick tells her to relax.
Not shown for the feeds again for another hour or so, we now see him in the shower as Helen is talking about food with him. Namely Asian candy. Good thing Aaryn’s not around. The cam (obviously) doesn’t last long on this conversation, but when it comes back Kaitlin and Andy have joined them, followed by Howard. As always, Andy dominates the talk, but GinaMarie does point out her favorite parts of Nick’s body. No, not the ones you expect, although I’m sure that’s what she was thinking.
Nick complains that he’s tired, and they head into the bedroom. He thanks GinaMarie for setting up that conversation with Amanda earlier today, and also for doing his laundry. Ooops, big mistake. This causes GinaMarie to perk up, telling him how she loves to do that kind of stuff around the house. “I’m wife material, motherfucker.”
They also talk about Elissa for a bit. Nick says he’s going to be “super respectful” towards her, but she is the one who put him in this spot. GinaMarie adds that she’s going to also be supercool around her, because if she gets emotional than Elissa has won. I’m not sure what that really means, but GinaMarie then goes off to get Nick his hat.
She returns with not only his hat, but a glass of water. There’s more talk about being tired, and they formulate a plan for tomorrow. They’re going to talk to everybody, but for some reason they have to do it in a precise order. Finally, he’s left alone in peace...until Andy comes in. “Are you sleeping?” Judd is with him, and after Andy leaves they rehash their earlier chat.
Not long afterwards, it is midnight and the have-nots can eat. There’s alcohol and pizza, but we don’t hear much from Nick as Helen is over the top in her orgasmic glee over getting to eat. They do chat a bit about children, as Nick apparently once played daddy for a few months.
He heads outside to sit on the big couch, as Jeremy and Spencer are talking about coke, mushrooms, and steroids. Yes, Jeremy has done roids. Big shocker. GinaMarie gets a third wind, and she’s an unstoppable motormouth.
What was supposed to be an early night ends up going on and on. Most of it is nonsense talk, especially if it involves GinaMarie, but there are some interesting moments. Nick plays a little pool with Howard, who says that while everything is still on play, Amanda remains a bit of a problem. Nick’s worry with their original alliances is if two of them end up on the block at the same time, but Howard doesn’t think that will be an issue as long as they continue to work their sides.
There’s a bit of drama, though, as the house guests have been recording their goodbye messages, and GinaMarie just recorded hers. Of course, the very thought of Nick leaving has her gushing out gallons of tears. Nick is saved by Judd, though, and is able to escape...for a bit. He speaks for a bit more with Howard, and also with Judd, but then must deal with the beast.
GinaMarie is pissed. With the Have-not now “haves”, sleeping arrangements are altered, and Elissa is now in their room. “I’m not going to be able to sleep knowing that shady cunt is right next to me.” Oh boy. They do a little more gossiping. Well, GinaMarie does, and she says if she wins HOH she wants to put up Candice and Jessie next week. That’s not exactly a surprise.
She’s also a big worried about whether he’s playing her, and surprises Nick with a question about whether he’s a “homo”. Nick’s not happy with this. Ultimately, though, she likes him more and more every day.
He eventually escapes, and heads inside to make omelets. After a little more game talk with Judd, he finally crashes.
Do you think Nick will survive this week? Should he survive? How long will he have to endure GinaMarie’s twelve personalities? Let us know what you think!