Wow, what a day/night. So, I might as well start by saying Amanda woke up with a bug up her ass about Judd today. After her fight with McCrae last night involving them deciding that they don't exactly trust Judd, she apparently woke up in the exact same mindset and then things just snowballed and she talked about him ALL. DAY. LONG.
When the feeds came back from trivia after the POV ceremony, Candice was on the block as expected, but to be honest I have only seen Candice maybe twice today and both times she was horizontal and fighting with Howard about something. Amanda however was front and center on the cameras after the nomination ceremony. Early in the morning she had spoken with both Judd and Andy separately about the conversation they had with Spencer and Howard the night before. Andy being the blabbermouth tattletale that he is of course told her every detail he could muster. Judd told her the basic jist of the conversation. He told her what Howard was pitching and that they had fake aligned but that he was of course still on board to get Howard out. What he DIDN'T say to Amanda was that they were pitching for him to vote out Amanda and all the reasons they listed for him to do so.
After the veto ceremony Amanda ran to McCrae to tell him that Judd had LIED to her because he didn't tell her all the details that Andy did. She told him that she was going to chill out and give him the chance to tell her the truth again but that she didn't think he would do it. McCrae told her to stop talking game and lay low so that she doesn't turn the house on her with her paranoia. Amanda then ran upstairs and in front of everyone asked Judd to come have a talk with her. She basically asked him "isn't there anything else you want to tell me about the conversation you had with Howard and Spencer. Judd told her that he had not wanted her to worry because she was already on the block, but that they HAD in fact pitched reasons for them to vote her to. He told her it was a stupid deal though and that there was no way he would take it or turn on them. Then he went to go take a nap.
Amanda took this information and ran to Helen and started crying to her that Judd was flipping the whole house and that he was so against her and trying to rally up votes. Helen then ran into the HOH room and told Aaryn that they needed to have a meeting NOW because Judd was flipping and not to listen to ANYTHING he had to say. Amanda ran to GinaMarie to ask her if Judd had tried to flip her yet and she told Amanda that he had done the opposite and told her NOT to flip...but Amanda still said he was flipping. Somehow they all ended up down in the cockpit together talking about how Judd was supposedly rallying votes to get Amanda out. This is of course stupid and untrue. Not only is Judd doing NOTHING of the sort, but even if he did it wouldn't matter because no one else in the house has enough brains to take a stab at getting Amanda out of the house. McCrae and Andy both told Amanda to chill out more and to STOP talking game. Just to have fun and lay low and get zero votes. Then they both went to take naps as did Spencer.
While all the boys were sleeping, Amanda made her way up to the HOH room (and the HOH bed of course) to talk to Helen, Aaryn, GinaMarie about this whole Judd flipping thing. They bashed Judd for HOURS and talked about how shady he is and how he is a genius who is just trying to play some "innocent farm boy". They talked about how he is just playing for jury votes and that's why he wants Jessie in the house right now.
Amanda told Helen that he wants her gone because she would be a vote for one of them instead of him. She told the whole room that he had made up tons of lies about fake alliances and things Kaitlin supposedly said just so he could get her out because she might vote for Andy in jury instead of him. THEN it really happened. Amanda decided that Judd was MVP. At t his point in time, Judd and Spencer had awoken from their naps and were casually chatting on the outside couch about nothing in particular thinking that the rest of the house was asleep.
Amanda, with Helen now very much in on it too, continued talking about the MVP thing with Aaryn. They decided that Judd had nominated Elissa to throw people off and then nominated GinaMarie because he wanted to nominate her to begin with and also because he knew she would stay and Kaitlin would go. They decided that this week he had nominated Amanda because he knew that no one would think it was him if he nominated her, but that she wasn't the target at all. He nominated her to frame Howard because HE was actually the one that wanted Howard out of the hose so badly...not Amanda. For those of you that have been keeping up, you know that Amanda has not stopped talking abort wanting Howard out for at least 3 weeks now. There is also the part of this that makes no sense because Amanda keeps saying Judd is rallying votes against her, but also saying he doesn't want her out this week, but he nominated her to get frame Howard and get Howard out. Go figure... In any case, Judd and Spencer remained happily oblivious downstairs, while in the HOH the girls chip chomped away at Judd's new fate.
Eventually people in the house started to wake up and Amanda and Helen pounced right away. Amanda grabbed Andy and pulled him into the cockpit to tell him all about how she had figured out that Judd was MVP, an evil genius, playing them all, playing for jury, and trying to get her out (while he was sleeping). Andy bought it hook line and sinker of course, because this seems to be the Jonestown series of Big Brother. Whatever Helen and Amanda say is just the way it is and you don't dare question it or think for yourselves, because if you do, you end up like Nick, Howard, Spencer, Candice and possibly Judd at this point. In other words, you end up either evicted or on the outside looking in while you are on the eviction list. You just shut up and drink your Koolaid like a good cult member. While Amanda was telling Andy exactly what to think and how to act, Helen pulled Elissa into the backyard to do the same thing. This particular conversation was even MORE mind blowing since not only was it about how terrible Judd is, but it was also about how they (including Elissa) really like Aaryn now and think that Candice basically made the whole thing up about the bed flipping since they have now seen how Aaryn "really is" and they really like her. WHAT PLANET AM I ON RIGHT NOW?! Again... Drinking the Koolaid.
All this paranoia swam in circles for a while as people switched places and Amanda talked more to GinaMarie and Jessie, and Helen told Andy everything she thought Amanda had not told him yet. Amanda had some sort of brief illness from eating Ramen and talked to Judd to make sure he was still solid on keeping her. He said he was, but that seemed to fuel her paranoia even more. She said all the pain was keeping her from being able to walk, but somehow she made it up the the HOH bathroom to continue to talk shit about Judd while hunched over. Meanwhile, McCrae slept...
eventually when everyone started to wake up it was impossible to have these one on one private conversations as much and so everyone started to mingle and things started to die down and just get boring. Howard had a really good conversation with GinaMarie in the Hammock. Spencer had a conversation with her as well, but that one really wasn't that good, and Spencer really has no understanding of how to come across about people he doesn't like in an acceptable fashion, so I won't recount his tale. Howard told GinaMarie that with Helen and Amanda running the house with McCrae and Elissa at their sides, things were boring, and that if the rest of the people thought they were not going to get picked off in the process they were crazy. He talked to her about how she knows she is just a vote right now while they decide when they want to send her home and if they want to let her make it to jury. GinaMarie agreed with him and they talked a bit about Amanda and the fact that she had orchestrated the evictions of most of her allies in the house. If I had to guess what GM was really thinking by that conversation, I would say that she actually wishes she could vote out Amanda, but knows she doesn't have the numbers or a way to do it. I AM however wishing that since Judd kept her safe last week, she would tell him what all the girls have been saying about him so that he can decide what to do with it since he is now a target rather than an alliance member.
For a little while after this there was a really boring lull where people were either napping, or eating, or just sitting at the hot tub, but we all know when Amanda decides she has a new target, she is like a dog with a bone. She worked on this Howard thing for 3 weeks before she got her way and now that he is walking out her eyes are set on her new target, so she returned to the HOH bed to talk MORE about Judd with McCrae.
The conversation really wound up when Andy came in and started feeding the paranoia. McCrae tried to say once or twice that they didn't know for sure that Judd had flipped, but Amanda and Andy freaked out and told him to "COME ON!! All the signs are there! It's SO obvious!!". Their proof now is that Judd had a conversation with Andy asking him if he considered what Spencer and Howard were saying about voting Amanda out. His actual intention was to make sure Andy wasn't considering it, but somehow now that Amanda has run with it, that PROVES that he is out to get her. He was implying they should take the deal...sigh...
Meanwhile on the couches outside, still unaware of the goings on of the rest of the house, Judd hit the mid-week slop funk.
Amanda ended her conversation with McCrae, Andy, and Aaryn by saying "It's done! He lied about Kaitlin so it's DONE! It's over.". So as of now, Judd is the target, and Aaryn is the replacement member of the "Goof Troop" alliance.
After that conversaton the game talk mostly died down and the rest of the night has been just silliness and bored playing around. They are still awake, but winding down quickly.
I wish I could tell you that something else happened in the house, but it didn't. I wasn't kidding when I said they talked about this ALL DAY LONG. I'm sad about it. I like Judd and would like to see him go far in the game. I am hoping that he either realizes what is going on and makes a new plan, or someone else realizes what is really going on and stops the paranoia and ridiculousness. If Amanda's paranoia doesn't do her in this week (which I don't think it will. They are all drunk on the Koolaid and HOH chips), Judd might be toast next week. As of now Howard is still going and I don't see that changing. There are still several more days for people to freak out though. As always you guys can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more live feed updates. Until tomorrow night...