First off, a HUGE congrats to my favorite feed entertainment, Judd, for winning HOH tonight!!! I'm really excited for him!!
Unfortunately, for Judd to do what he wants this week he will have many people to overcome. Directly after the live show the feeds came back to Amanda already bossing him around about how much she wants Howard out. Jessie dared to suggest a different idea like maybe Kaitlin or Aaryn leaving, and Amanda immediately jumped down her throat. She said everything she possibly could to Judd and everyone else about how "dangerous" Howard is and how important it is to backdoor him this week.
A little while later Judd got his HOH room and Helen and Elissa's butts remained firmly in place in the HOH bed cockblocking any game talk that could possibly take place by other people coming in and out of the room. Spencer was able to grab a few precious moments with Judd in which he told Spencer "This is MY HOH and I'm not listening to what someone else tells me to do. I'm not putting you up no matter what. I would like to see a girl leave this week.". Judd told Elissa and Spencer both that he would prefer to nominate Kaitlin and GinaMarie with GinaMarie being a pawn. He stated that while Aaryn is a bad person and certainly not fun to be around, Kaitlin wins comps and comes very close to winning the ones she loses. She is also very social and sweet when she wants to be, making her a bigger threat. He said he would like to see Kaitlin voted out.
Elissa then pulled Judd aside and told him that she didn't like the idea of sending Kaitlin out and wanted to use "her" MVP to put Aaryn up with Aaryn to go OR to backdoor Spencer or Howard. We of course know that Elissa will not get MVP this week because we are the ones making the third nomination. However, the nomination will be the same as if Elissa were HOH, as I am positive Aaryn will be the one nominated. Judd finally gave in and told Elissa that if they had the chance to backdoor a bigger target they could definitely do that, but I believe he was just telling her what she wanted to hear.
Shortly after this conversation, there was a booze delivery and it was time for the Have-nots to eat. For a little while everyone happily stuffed their faces and drank their alcohol while Helen droned on and on about being a mom. She told pregnancy stories that no one cared about, but that was okay since everyone was getting to eat and celebrate.
During the Have-not feast, Judd found a minute to pull Jessie aside and ask her what she was thinking. Jessie has been growing on me more and more lately. In a true statement of how much smarter she is than I originally thought, she told Judd he needs to do what HE wants to do and not let Amanda and McCrae try to force him to get blood on his hands for them. She told him that if Amanda wanted someone out, let her win HOH and do it. They both agreed that they do not want a guy going home this week as 3 guys have left already. Judd told her that he thinks he is going to put up Kaitlin and GinaMarie hoping for Kaitlin to go.
After his talk with Jessie, Judd tried to pull Aaryn up to his HOH room to let her know that she may be put up by the MVP, but that he was not planning to put her up himself, However, like maggots on dead meat, the troops immediately swarmed the HOH room. Helen, Andy, Elissa, and Amanda were quite determined to stay in the HOH and eat and talk all night, so Judd resorted to talking game in the have not room. He told Aaryn he was pretty sure Elissa was going to put her up, but that if he won veto he would likely take her down depending on whether the house would work with him or not and whether Elissa as MVP would work with him or not. He said that if Elissa was against him and not willing to work with him he might as well just backdoor her instead. This could be interesting since Elissa won't be getting MVP, but I think the HGs will think she is just lying about not having it.
A little while later up in the HOH room, Helen decided to give Judd a speech and demonstration on how to be HOH. She literally gave him a tour of the bathroom and taught him how to feed the fish. I'm not kidding you guys. I can't make this stuff up. She ACTUALLY lectured him on how to HOH. She then firmly planted her butt on the couch where she fell asleep trying to wait out the others in the room. Eventually she FINALLY went back downstairs.
Not to be outdone, once the others started filing out of the HOH room, Elissa started asking Judd if she could sleep on the couch in the HOH instead of the bed everyone had opened up for her downstairs. She claimed all kinds of reasons such as being a germaphobe etc.. but none of them really made sense. He said she could sleep there if BB would allow her to, but the consensus of the others in the room was that it had been tried before by Aaryn and that BB would not allow it. She tried it anyway, until BB called her out and made her go downstairs.
Judd eventually got the chance to talk to Howard and Spencer alone. They both just told him that he should do what is best for his game and not listen to what other people are telling him to do. Neither tried to make any deals. They just told him that they were willing to have his back if he would have theirs.
While Judd was talking to Howard and Spencer, in the cockpit, Amanda, Andy, and McCrae were talking about how they now see the "Rachel" coming out in Elissa and all agreed that she is freaking them out and needs to go soon. Amanda still wants Howard out this week and is attempting to make that happen, but she wants Elissa to go soon now.
Elissa snuck into where Helen was sleeping and the two of them droned on and on and on and on and on about how they HAVE to make it so that Howard or Spencer goes home. They think Judd is "SO DUMB" for putting up the people he wants to put up. They want to protect GinaMarie and Kaitlin and make sure that Howard or Spencer goes. Elissa then said if she couldn't get one of the boys out it HAS to be Aaryn. I wonder how she will react when she ISN'T MVP this week...
Currently everyone is still awake, but not really game talking. Judd is a little drunkenly (6 Coronas in) talking to Aaryn about how the MVP twist has made people bigger floaters than ever instead of extinguishing them. He says now they just float to the MVP power. He is right of course.
Everyone is kind of winding down, and I don't expect much more to happen, so I'm going to wrap the blog up here. Judd seems to be determined to do his own thing and not listen to other people. I am proud of him. I fully expect to see GinaMarie and Kaitlin nominated later today. The Have-Not competition should come sometime early this morning.
I'm excited about this week. I thought it would be another long boring "Aaryn is the target and she is going" kind of week, just like last week with Jeremy. That doesn't seem to be the case though. The HOH wants different people out than the rest of the house, and no one is getting MVP. The MVP vote will be America's, but the house and HOH are not really on board to vote out their nomination. This could get very interesting.
In recent minutes, Judd has really started heading towards GinaMarie possibly being his target because he just can't take anymore of the Nick talk and she doesn't want to be there. I think this could just be drunk talk though. I doubt GinaMarie will go over Kaitlin or Aaryn.
Anyway, this could be an exciting week *fingers crossed*. As always you can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight updates. Until tomorrow night...
Just an update, Judd has been strategizing with Howard and Spencer for a while now, and has also talked with Jessie for a while. I don't know how much is drunk talk and how much is real, but he has acknowledged that Amanda is running the house and the she is running McCrae. He said she will NOT be running his decisions, and even thought about the idea of putting her up except that he does not have the votes to send her anywhere.
He then started talking to Spencer and Howard about the idea of backdooring Elissa. It would be close, but there are several scenarios in which he would be able to get the 5 votes. I think he just may do it if the opportunity presents itself. This week keeps getting more interesting and it's just the first 24 hours. I am excited!!