Amanda and McCrae are going on the chopping block soon and they don't even know it's coming.
This afternoon (Friday), Spencer and Andy have been feigning annoyance to Amanda about GinaMarie not being willing to talk with them ... and talking down about Elissa to stay in Amanda's good graces.
GinaMarie and Elissa have been plotting what could or should happen if the surviving half of McCranda doesn't win the next HOH comp -- while Amanda worries from downstairs what they're talking about.
Of the remaining four players (not counting McCrae), I've been wondering who Amanda could turn to for comfort or potential allegiance in the aftermath of the nominations.
Not Judd. Amanda arranged his first eviction and wasn't cheery about his return. And she wants GM to put him up with Elissa.
Not Elissa, who Amanda targetted with her yelling and horn-blowing only days ago and who holds onto remnants of last week's HOH power.
Not Spencer. I could be forgetting (it's still difficult for a newbie to remember who allied with whom over all these weeks) ... but I don't seem to remember Amanda and Spencer having any particular closeness.
Andy? As one of the members of their 3AM alliance, possibly. But Amanda doesn't know that he is conspiring with GinaMarie and the others to get her out.
One thing is certain: The live feeds are going to be very fun to watch after the nomination ceremony tonight!
How big of a meltdown will Amanda have? Is there anything she could say to sway votes her way? Share your thoughts here or @uselesstraffic.
By the way, more Friday happenings:
- Spencer won $10,000. Not quite sure how, but I'm sure we'll see it in the Sunday show.
- GinaMarie fell down the stairs, caught her foot in the railing, and might have broken a toe. They cut to fish every time she starts talking about medical treatment.
Since we know who GM will be nominating tonight, I'm already thinking ahead to POV. Discussion fodder: If Amanda or McCrae gets saved, who will GM put up as replacement? Will the house guests vote out the remaining half of McCranda no matter who else is on the block?
If somebody else wins veto, will s/he opt not to use it? And if so, who goes to jury? I've been thinking that they had finally reached consensus during the last week and a half that Amanda needs to go first chance they can.
But it's at times like this that strategy twists up the likely outcomes. (See? I'm learning.) Despite the enormous power she has wielded for weeks and weeks, Amanda is weaker now! Among the jury, who would vote for her? No chance in hell that Jessie or Candice will, and I'm doubtful Helen would choose Amanda over, say, Andy.
If the voters next Thursday are still choosing between McCrae and Amanda, they might all be thinking they could receive more votes if they reach final two with Amanda.
I still want Amanda to go because she has been so nasty and conniving. But would it be better game strategy to send McCrae packing?
It's official! When the feeds came back at about 5:16p Big Brother time, it was plainly obvious: Amanda and McCrae are on the block. Amanda was wholly, thoroughly, absolutely, completely gobsmacked. She had not one inkling that this was coming: "How could she even lie to my f---in' face and I had no idea?!"
Then, realization: "She f---in' lied! That's the game, I guess. They're obviously working together, [Elissa,] GM, Judd, Spencer."
And despair: "I don't wanna be here! I just wanna go now!"
As a Big Brother newbie, it still makes me uncomfortable seeing people on close-up camera, live as it happens, feel such anguish and humiliation.
But when looking now at #BB15 with a wide-angle lens, it's going to fun to see how the game will change and how the house will evolve.