Well, it's been a long night. We watched the first double eviction of the season go down, and while the drama was very high and entertaining, I was also extremely sad to see my very favorite person in the house walk out the door.
When the feeds returned after the show, Amanda and Helen had already begun to game hard again. They were exchanging stories to Jessie and Aaryn and Spencer and anyone else who would listen about how "Bad" Judd was and how he was a liar and had to go etc.. Alternately, McCrae and Andy were crying and McCrae was second guessing his decision. When McCrae got a moment alone with Spencer, Spencer told him "I don't know what all this other crap going around about Judd is, but he always told me he was loyal to you and Amanda and Andy.". This later spawned a conversation between Amanda and McCrae where McCrae told her that he did not actually believe that Judd was up to all the stuff she was claiming he was, and he felt like this was a really bad game move for him to get rid of one of his allies. DING DING DING!!
Shortly after the feeds had come back, they went to trivia again so the next HOH comp could be played. Surprise! Andy won!! I was actually really shocked by the fact that he won, but unfortunately it's disappointing (in my opinion anyway) because it means this will be ANOTHER freaking week of doing what "the house" wants...meaning what Amanda and Helen want. Amanda has already told Andy to put up Spencer and Jessie and make Jessie the target. If one of them wins veto Amanda wants GinaMarie to go up. Andy has agreed to all of this. ...*snore*
Amanda had a meltdown (surprise!) and a small fight with McCrae because she did not win the HOH comp and she blames him for beating her out. It sounds like it was one of those games where you play against each other and then the last people standing battle it out. From what I understand the last pairing came down to Andy and McCrae. Andy then got to choose have-nots, but people volunteered, so he didn't have to choose. Have-nots ended up being Elissa, Helen, Aaryn, and GinaMarie.
There was a lot more talk between various HGs over the course of the night, but very little of it had to do with game. Most of it was either sadness over Judd being gone or just talk of how stressful the double eviction was. Aaryn got her HOH basket. Andy got his HOH room. He got an old fingernail that fell off when he was a kid and his teeth in his HOH basket. I'm not kidding. They got alcohol and Helen smoked a celebratory cigarette and trumpeted on and on about Andy being "America's HOH" right now. blah..blah...blah..
I expect we will see Spencer and Jessie put on the block this morning. It should be a fairly uneventful day and week really since there is no longer and MVP or third nomination, and not even a have-not comp. Even if one of the people on the block wins veto, a predictable nom is going up in their place.
I have a lot of questions in my head this week. Why oh WHY won't they take a swing at Aaryn? With 3 HOH wins and a veto win only halfway through the season, why not go after her when they KNOW she can play HOH again this coming week? They all thought Howard and Judd were "the most dangerous players in the game", but for some reason no one will take a swing at Aaryn the comp monster or Helen or Amanda who have been running every HOH via manipulation since the season started. I don't get it!
I also want to know what Julie means with all her cryptic tweets about reset buttons and her comment to the HGs during the live show that "this year going to jury does not necessarily mean you are out of the game.". It could be something totally stupid, OR (and I'm afraid to even hope) it COULD mean one of the evicted HGs will get to come back into the game. He was one of the only people I was actually entertained by while watching the late night feeds.
Outside of pondering twists and why this cast REFUSES to shake things up or make a move, the only thing left to do is wait until all the outsiders are voted out so we can actually see who will get who first when it comes down to Helen and Elissa vs McCrae and Amanda.
As always, you guys can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight feed updates. Until tomorrow night...