Well, after a pretty eventful post Veto meeting day, tonight was really the epitome of dull. It's not that no one was talking game. There was plenty of game talk. It was just the same conversation over and over and over and over and over. And to add insult to injury, it wasn't just the same topic, it was the same phrases used over and over and over.
I'm sure most of you know what happened at the veto/post veto ceremony today, but if you don't, Hayden used the veto on Victoria and Amber was nominated. Zach went through with the Team America speech to Amber. When the feeds returned, Frankie and Cody were bitching about Zach. Frankie was telling Cody not to trust him and that he talks shit about him all the time (what?!). Cody was eating up every word of it. I've come to the realization that Cody really isn't a lot more than a pretty face. Derrick is definitely the brains of the operation.
Amber was also on a loop about Zach. Hers, of course, is more understandable as she had just been the victim of one of his mid-ceremony Zach Attacks, and she felt that it was all his fault that she was put on the block because she felt like he convinced Frankie to do it. Zach, meanwhile walked around laughing maniacally for a short time and then went to bed.
At first when Amber talked to Cody and Derrick they played the denial game and pleaded ignorance to anything that was going to happen. They put into effect "Operation Brittany" which basically means they want to make Amber feel completely safe and like she isn't going anywhere until they blindside her on Thursday.
Meanwhile Frankie had already started trying to convince Caleb that Amber had to be the one to go by telling him that Amber had already run to Nicole and blown up their alliance. Caleb agreed at the time, but as we all knew would eventually happen, then Amber and Caleb talked.
Amber told Caleb about how Zach had told her not to talk to him for a few days and to let things blow over (so that the two of them wouldn't talk before her nomination and compare notes) and Caleb told Amber how everyone in the alliance had been in on her getting nominated. Amber told him that she didn't say anythign to Nicole about their alliance, but that Zach DID when he was HOH. That whole thing actually goes back to a Nicole/Christine lie where Zach said something to Nicole about her being on the outside of things, and Christine told Cody that Zach told her about the Bomb Squad still being together. The whole thing is all very convoluted, but Caleb called Nicole in and questioned her and she said that Amber had not said anything to her about the alliance. Then, after leaving and telling Christine and Frankie about being questioned, Frankie coached her on what to say. When called BACK into the room with Amber and Caleb, she then said that Amber had run to her and tried to form a girls alliance to get rid of the boys. It was a REALLY poor acting job on her part, and shame on Caleb if he believed any of it.
At some point during all these talks, Caleb started to get more and more suspicious of Frankie and Zach. Frankie because Caleb knew he had been the one saying things about Amber after nominations and confirming the things Zach had been saying about Amber prior to her nomination, and Zach because Amber kept saying a lot of stuff about him..some of it true and some of it not.
So Caleb got Frankie into the Hive room, and Frankie asked Amber to leave as soon as Caleb accused him of saying something that wasn't true. Like a dumbass, Amber actually left and let them talk. SOMEHOW Frankie actually talked himself out of having any fault and at the end of the conversation was closer to Caleb than before, I think. Zach didn't fair as well since he only had Frankie to speak for him and Frankie clearly wants Zach out next.
After the talk with Caleb, Frankie had to scramble around to the other members of the alliance to let them know that Caleb had outed them about knowing about Amber being put up and Zach's speech, so they would have to all just tell her she was going home. While Frankie was scrambling about the Amber/Caleb situation, he did his usual rounds of "be sure if it's DE you put Zach up" to pretty much anyone who would listen.
Eventually Zach was woken up and told what the deal was about just telling Amber straight out that she was going home. Then he went back to bed.
After all this most of the scrambling of the alliance to save their asses stopped, and Caleb and Amber started scrambling to try to save Amber's ass. Amber talked to Christine and Derrick and Cody and was actually half convinced that they didn't really know about her being nominated and that she would get their votes. Hayden was the only one that actually told her that he wasn't going to vote for her to stay.
Then Caleb made his rounds to everyone and each round lasted about an hour or more and contained infinite "At the end of the day's". He begged and pleaded for Amber's life to Cody, Derrick, Hayden, and Christine. He kept telling them that Amber hadn't done anything wrong and that the last thing he wanted was for her to be sent home. So most of them eventually were beaten into submission and just said "I'll vote however the rest of the house votes."
Caleb hears things the way he wants to hear them, and instead of hearing "I'll vote with the other alliance members" which means we are keeping Jocasta, he took that to mean that Amber already had at least 4 votes in her pocket. So he went and woke up Zach to plead with him as "the swing vote" to vote with the alliance. They counted votes (the best way you can when you've been ripped from sleep) and Zach eventually said the same thing the others did about voting with everyone else.
Then tonight was just more and more and more of the same. Caleb has been talking to anyone who will listen about how Amber must stay in the house. Amber has been asking everyone if she is good. Jocasta has some kind of illness coming on as usual...
Hayden had a long talk with Donny tonight in the hammock about their up and coming targets. Both of them agree that Caleb needs to go next, but Hayden says if they can't get Caleb out, they need to get Zach out. They both agreed that Frankie is unbeatable when it comes down to the end and that he eventually needs to go, but they both also said they need to get out Caleb and Zach first. That makes very little sense to me. If I were in their position and knew Frankie was playing the game he was and had all those HOHs under his belt, I do believe I would choose the coming week when he can't be HOH to try and get him out of the house. Getting votes would be a little tricky depending on who he was up next to, but if they put him up next to Cody I am fairly certain he would go...but I digress..
Cody and Derrick had several short talks about game. Most of them were interrupted almost immediately by the Caleb campaign. They tossed around the idea of getting Caleb out next if they can. They are hoping it's a double eviction this week so that they don't have to deal with him being miserable after Amber leaves. Also, they are planning to blindside him with the vote, so keeping him around could be dangerous for them. Cody complained and whined a lot about Zach and the things he thinks Zach has said (which he hasn't..it's mostly Frankie and Christine lies), but Derrick was more focused on getting Cody to understand that every time they hear about gossip in the house it always comes back to Christine. This is really the first time I've heard anyone seriously on to Christine's game. She has been playing well so far and dropping little untruths here and there to turn her targets into other people's targets, but Derrick seems to be getting wise to her. Cody is not yet ready to believe it, but he may eventually come around.
Other than that it was more of the same over and over. Campaign for Amber, talks shit about Zach, play some pool, rinse, repeat. I expect the rest of the week to go similar to tonight. It will probably been a 3 day long campaign by Caleb on Amber's behalf and 3 days of Frankie preparing everyone to nominate Zach for what he is sure is going to be a DE this Thursday. I personally disagree with Frankie. If I had to guess, I think that this Thursday will end BOB/double HOHs and then will go into the "hang on for dear life" style endurance HOH. But I could be wrong too. I'm calling it an early night since I can only watch these people repeat themselves for so long before it would be preferable to bang my head against a wall over and over again. As always, you guys can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashe13 for more overnight updates. Until tomorrow night...