Victoria won the Power of Veto!! If you are asking yourself who that is, she's the dark haired girl that is sitting on the block next to Brittany and only comes out of her hole to do her makeup in the HOH room and cuddle inappropriately (their words, not mine) with the boys.
After the veto comp, it seems Victoria was one of the only people that was actually happy. It was the White Elephant type competition where everyone gets a prize or a punishment and when the feeds came back Frankie was giving Zach a lecture about being happy about winning a trip to Germany and downstairs Derrick, Hayden, and a few of the other members of the 8 alliance were going in between scrambling about who to put up next to Brittany so that she will still go home, and bitching about Caleb who actually won the game but didn't take the Veto from Victoria and chose $5k instead.
Derrick first threw out Zach and Caleb's names to put up next to Brittany, but quickly realized that putting Zach up would be exactly what Amber and Brittany are pushing for and he would likely go home, and putting Caleb up and out wouldn't do their alliance as much good as sending Brittany home since she is actually coming after them.
Brittany was whining and complaining about the punishment Nicole traded her. She has to kick 2.400 soccer goals in a 24 hour period, Nicole has to wear a Germa-tard for a week, and Cody has to go kick himself in the ass with an ass kicking machine for 24 hours.
Before the punishments started there was game to be played though. Derrick, Cody, Hayden, Frankie, Zach, and Christine all in turn agreed that the had to put Donny up because he is the only person that will stay over Brittany and it's important to their game that she goes home. They all agreed to try to do damage control for Cody who really does not want to have to put Donny on the block and make an enemy out of him.
Meanwhile downstairs Amber and Brittany had gone to work talking about how they wish they could get Zach put on the block (as he has somehow become enemy number one) so that Brittany could stay in the house. In the middle of this whole thing is caleb who seems to always go with the last thing anyone tells him. One minute he wants to do what Amber wants to do and keep Brittany, and the next minute he is talking to Derrick about how they have to do what is good for the alliance and vote out Brittany.
Brittany eventually made her way up to the HOH to talk to Cody. She did her sweet talking and her "feel sorry for me because I'm a single mom thing" for a while. She also not so subtly implied that Zach is bad for Cody's game and that he needs to go, but Cody wasn't really picking up on what she was trying to say and kind of bought into it. He didn't waver from the idea that she needed to go home though.
While she was in the HOH talking to Cody, Zach got out of the DR and after being goaded a little by Derrick, Frankie, and Nicole about how he should go break up the talk between Cody and Brittany by being an asshole, he decided to do just that. He went into the room and started making underhanded remarks to Brittany very similar to the ones she has been making to him. He said things like "I'll definitely vote for you to stay, Brit. It's not like I'm your target or anything." And she answered him by calling him a liar and telling him he doesn't do anything in the game except sleep all day. Nothing he (or she) said was really out of line or that bad, but it pissed Cody off anyway, and when Brittany left the HOH room he jumped on Zach and told him he was pissed at him and that he needed to treat Brittany with respect because she knows she is going home.
After most of the scrambling was done, it was punishment time. So here's what that looked like:
Everyone gathered around outside to watch Brittany kick the ball for quite a while. 2,400 kicks may not sound like that much, but even doing it continuously she is averaging about 200 or less kicks per hour..and no one is allowed to help her by retrieving the ball. So it's pretty brutal, and as annoyed as I am with Brittany, she is taking it pretty well.
As Brittany's punishment went on, she and Zach continued to exchange verbal blows, but nothing interesting. Just Brittany implying that he sleeps through the game and doesn't deserve to be there, and Zach telling her he was going to hold his tongue. Eventually Zach went inside and DID go to bed while everyone else stayed outside and talked to Brittany, or in Hayden's case, stripped to entertain her.
Everything was pretty dull for a while, but then Frankie had a conversation in the HOH with Amber where apparently he kind of implied that Cody was the reason she was nominated rather than himself. He did do some damage control on her though and explain to her that if she keeps going against the alliance and trying to create alliances with Brittany or Christine on the side, she will likely go home next week if she doesn't win HOH.
They did get a booze delivery...but that's barely worth mentioning since apparently booze just makes these guys less interesting. After Amber told Caleb about the Frankie convo, Caleb went to Cody and told Cody that Frankie was talking shit about him and Cody went to Zach and told him about it and said he was going to confront Frankie...so later on he did.
Frankie told Cody that he was just doing damage control to keep Amber from causing too much drama before they backdoor her next week, and Christine also sat in on most of the conversation and they explained to Cody that Brittany was playing a sympathy game and that you can't fall for it because it really is how she plays. I still can't stand Frankie, but I'm glad he could at least gets that part and was able to explain it to Cody who SEEMED to understand what he was saying.
After Cody left the HOH to go back outside with Brittany and continue his own punishments, Frankie and Derrick had a talk about the votes and about the game Brittany is playing and Frankie filled him in on the Amber situation. They also talked to Zach and explained to him how the next week should work and why he needs to play nice with Amber for now so that if she should actually win HOH, she won't put him up with another one of their alliance members.
There was some other scurrying and shit talking that went down, but most of it is inconsequential. Nicole is really displeased with Brittany playing the sympathy card and she and Christine did a lot of talking about her and how they can't stand having to run into Amber who is defending her and feeling so sorry for her all the time. Hayden and Cody also discussed being really annoyed with Zach for treating Brittany badly. I personally just kind of think they have no sense of humor. I'm not sure why any of them take any of the stuff he says seriously...but I digress..
That's pretty much it. Most of them are still awake, but winding down for the night. Brittany has hit 1000 goals and is still going. Everyone else is either watching her or hanging out in the kitchen eating. Today could go either way on the interesting factor. I don't expect Brittany to get too revved up until after they put Donny on the block next to her, but if she and Zach keep snapping at each other the way they are going, there could be some potential chaos today. Then again, she may get done with her 2,400 goals and just crash for 24 hours until the veto ceremony. We shall see. As always you guys can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight feed updates. Until tomorrow night....