Paranoia paranoia paranoia!! That's basically what went down in the BB house tonight.
Earlier in the day, after much bludgeoning to his brain by Amanda and Andy, Judd switched up his nominations from Kaitlin and GinaMarie to Kaitlin and Aaryn. I still have no idea what is actually happening in Judd's brain though because while he put up the two people Amanda wanted, he still does not seem to be going along with the BD Howard plan. His story to each of the HGs has been inconsistent, but I am fairly certain he has SOME kind of plan he is trying to pull off. He told Aaryn to make sure to act like she is pissed off at him, but to not worry because if he gets veto she is coming down. Whether that means to put up Howard or not, I'm completely not sure at this point. Judd is a really good bullshitter and it's hard to tell when he is being honest and when he isn't. I do know he is unimpressed by McCrae letting Amanda push him around, and has made several statements about wanting to get her out, but he also knows it would be a huge move and he would likely not get the votes at this point in time. He also mentioned the idea of getting Elissa out to a few people, but has the same problem when it comes to votes. Then again, GinamMarie is on his last nerve and he could (although hopefully not as I think he is smarter than this) go personal and try to get her out. Who knows at this point...
Shortly after the nominations the paranoia began. First, Elissa stared asking Judd and a few others if they got MVP. Then she started acting weirder and weirder and progressively weirder still. She started timing people's DR sessions and following them around etc.. which prompted the people she was being weird about to discuss her being weird. Amanda, McCrae, Jessie, Andy, and Judd all shuffled in and out of the cockpit discussing Elissa's weird behavior all night. Eventually she was called into the DR, and when she got out she told Judd that she did not have MVP but was pretty sure there must be a twist since they didn't give it to her. They both swore they did not have it.
Meanwhile, Howard came into the Cockpit, also known as Amanda and McCrae's office, and told them he would like to be in an alliance with them. He laid all his cards on the table, rehashed the MC alliance and it's downfall, and told them where he was at in the game. Unfortunately, all this did was fuel Amanda to be even more gungho and crazy at Judd about having to backdoor him. Later in the night Howard also had a similar conversation with Andy about trusting him and wanting an alliance. This will likely seal Howard's fate if the are able to get him on the block since I am sure Andy will run to the rest of the "Goof Troop" and tell them that Howard was trying to make deals with him.
Helen, Elissa, and Andy took up residence in the HOH room for most of the night (without Judd there). Candice came in and they all discussed "mom things", Candice's adoption, and many other non game related things. I was bored out of my mind for most of it and didn't pay that much attention.
Amanda spent a good part of her night alternately making out with McCrae and confiding in Aaryn telling her ways to make sure that she stays in the house. She also covered about a million different scenarios as to what the twist might be. She and McCrae have told both Kaitlin and Aaryn that they are completely safe and are going nowhere. This totally goes against the fact that Judd wants to get a girl out this week instead of a guy.
These people have scrambled my brains tonight and it would take days to explain all the different conversations, scenarios, and paranoid delusions going on. Just know that they are all freaking out, which is VERY entertaining for all of us watching.
The really cool thing about this, in my opinion anyway, is that we now have NO idea what is going to happen until we see who is nominated for MVP and who wins veto later today. Obviously most of America dedicated their MVP votes to getting Aaryn on the block, but thanks to Judd, she is already there. Who the runner up will be, none of us know. It COULD be someone as boring as Spencer or GinaMarie going up because people actually threw them some votes. However, it could also mean that people voted for someone who might REALLY lose it if they got put on the block. If Amanda goes up, I see her really going nuts...especially if she believes that someone in the house secretly has the MVP and won't tell her about it. I would also love to see Elissa go up and have none of them know how it happened. Don't get me wrong, I don't see Elissa or Amanda going anywhere. If they don't put Howard up somehow, I am relatively positive either Aaryn or Kaitlin will walk, but I will enjoy every minute of whoever goes up freaking out. If it's someone like Spencer the freak-out will be much less as it will be expected.
There should be a lot to report tomorrow night after we find out who goes up and who wins veto. As always you can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight updates. Until tomorrow night...
Follow-up - Since I wrote and posted the blog, new things have happened. Elissa was called to DR and has now been going around saying with some certainty how "THEY" as in production/DR were telling her how she didn't get it, and she also seems to know that America got the vote this week.
Amanda has also been told that she is a possibility to go up for MVP. I am not sure if Elissa or DR or who told her, but she was apparently told.
Nice job CBS....way to kill all of our joy...sigh...
Well, several hours later, there are still quite a few HGs up and a new alliance has formed. Up in the HOH Kaitlin, Howard, Spencer, GinaMarie, and Judd have been talking. They all formed an alliance that has yet to be named though I suspect Judd is not actually in this alliance as he already has "Goof Troop" and "The Knockouts". He also didn't say anything during the conversation or agree to anything. Howard, Kaitlin, and GinaMarie did 99% of the talking.
One last follow-up as everyone is finally headed to bed. After Kaitlin and GinaMarie left the room, Howard, Spencer, and Judd talked for quite a while. Spencer and Howard told him some of the things they know Amanda does. Judd told them that he put her key last for a reason today because he didn't like her coming at him trying to tell him what to do all the time. He told Howard that she wants him up but that he has no reason to do that this week. They all agreed that if possible they would like to just get rid of Aaryn this week and then send Amanda home next week if they can.