Those of us who watched Big Brother 12 are very familiar with the first chapter of the relationship between Brendon and Rachel. We watched their love blossom, grow, wilt, grow, wilt, grow - well you get the picture. You either loved them or hated them - most hated them - but nobody can deny they brought drama to the house.
They even brought us drama in the off-season by way of Penisgate. If you don't know what was about, basically Brendon sent pics of his penis to a Twitter lady (who turned out to be a man) and then the lady told Rachel about it and all hell broke loose resulting in a tearful apology posted by Brendon posted on YouTube. A link to the story can be found here and a link to the very NSFW penis pics can be found here.
Well now this dynamic duo (proud of me Allison Grodner?) are back in the Big Brother house this season and the drama between them just continues. They have been fighting on and off this season already and usually because he gets upset at Rachel when she talks game with anybody else in the house when he's not around to supervise. And when that happens he begins to do his same old routine of being condescending to her and making her grovel for his forgiveness.
Last night, the hamsters got a little alcohol and Rachel and Porsche decided to share a bottle of white wine. Mind you, they asked the others if they wanted the white wine and they all said no so they split it. Rachel and Porsche got a little tipsy (Porsche even hid some of the beers) and Rachel called out to Brendon across the backyard by her pet name for him - Bookie. (Yes, it rhymes with dooky.)
Brendon became really upset at Rachel for that and took her to task in the HOH room saying that he didn't want her to call him that in front of the others because he didn't want them to make fun of their relationship. He was also upset accusing her of being drunk. Rachel tried to tell him that she was sorry for calling him Bookie in front of everybody else but that she was used to calling him that. And besides, she wasn't drunk. He went on and on about how he didn't like seeing her drunk and hanging around with Porsche and how he won't put up with this behavior when she's his wife.
Mind you, Rachel was NOT drunk. He was primarily upset about her calling him Bookie and watching her hang out and have fun with Porsche. I guess the poor wittle baby felt like he wasn't getting enough attention or something.
Jump to this morning, and they have another argument about what happened last night (Flashback time 10:44 AM July 12 on any of the feeds). Rachel stood her ground a little better this morning and gave him back some of his own medicine.
They argued about how much she had to drink. She called him impatient and frustrating. He said he doesn't like how she ignores him when she drinks. She said she's used to calling him Bookie at him and in front of his friends. She gets pissed off and upset because she feels like now she can't talk to anyone in the house, can't call him an endearing name, and now she can't drink.
He then tells her he'll throw the HOH competition so they could go on the block and he could go home. She gets pissed off and starts crying. He says he's only asked her not to talk game with anybody else on her own. She tells him that Porsche just wants to be her friend and doesn't want to be her. He keeps on saying how bothered he is. She said she came out here so that he could apologize to her and so that he could tell her he loves her.
He asked if she's serious. She said not to fight her. He said to do what he says. She said she wants to have fun in the house. He said he's hanging out with the wrong person (Porsche) in the house. She said it's ridiculous they're fighting about alcohol. He said they're not fighting about alcohol and asked why she does stuff he's asked her not to do. She swung it back at him and asked him why he does stuff she's asked him not to do (referring to Penisgate I'm sure) and he said he doesn't know what she's talking about and if she doesn't stop right now she's going to make a huge mistake. She told him that sometimes he forgets that he blames her for "stuff" and tells him she doesn't need a Dad. He told her he doesn't need a kid.
She said they won't get married if he doesn't stop acting like this. He said he's reaching the end of his rope and that if she wants people to take her seriously she should behave in a more serious manner and says he's done with this conversation. He says if he threatens her again then there will be no more conversation. It goes on and on and at one point she tells him he's not even good at the competitions anyway. And then eventually she crawls up on his lap and they begin kissing.
So yeah. What do you think about the relationship between Bookie and Rachel? And why does he keep going on about being so concerned with the way she's portrayed in the house? It didn't seem like he was so concerned about it yesterday morning when they were having sex. Are you on Team Bookie or Team Rachel? Let me hear what you think about Bookchel in the comments!