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The interview with Steven and Brian is easily the most entertaining interview I've ever seen with a Big Brother contestant. Both are smart and sarcastic, and I think they'd like our site. (Shameless self-plug, I know.) They both just said that Angie was the sexiest woman in the house, and that Keesha looks better on TV than in person, and that Michelle was "very manly". Hahahahaha!
Now if I could figure out how to send in a question.
Welcome to the first eviction night of the new season! Last night at this time, it appeared that thanks to a coup spearheaded by Libra, it’s now Brian that’s headed out the door. Could he possibly save himself? We’ll see within the next half hour or so.
We all know about the tired BB format, so I won’t bore you with the first couple of minutes of recaps…except to say that in the first sentence Julie has to tell us once again that this season features the “oldest contestant in Big Brother history”.
Of course, there is one big change this season – a live studio audience. They’ve made a big deal of this in the press releases, but how much difference will this really make? The only thing I can see changing is when one of the bigger tools says something dumb in their post-eviction interview.
Now we start with the real show, and (as usual) the reactions to the POV meeting. Brian claims that he knew after “the first sentence of Jerry’s speech” that he was screwed. Dan says he’s dumbfounded, which I think is typical for him. Jerry says he was forced to sacrifice Brian to save himself.
Brian immediately questions Jerry about who forced his hand. “Eight people”, Jerry replies. “Including Dan and Ollie?” Jerry admits that Ollie was in on it, and that he was the one who was the “ringleader”.
Obviously, Brian is pissed that the “word of the preacher’s son” means nothing. Come on, Brian. You should know that a pretty girl comes before any guy.
Jerry tells Brian that going back on his word is the reason he’s not wearing his military gear. Brian’s not buying it. “All you had to do was stick to what you said you were going to do. Thanks.”
Dan runs into Brian outside one of the bedrooms, and tells him that he had no clue this was going down. “I cannot believe Ollie flipped”, says Dan. They go in to confront Ollie, who tells them that the house had banded together, which “makes it hard, man.” He tells them April, Keesha, and Libra were the ones who figured out their (not so) secret alliance.
Dan again reminds Ollie that he broke his word to him. Ollie responds that he understands why they’re upset with him, but he had to do what he did because the numbers were against him. In the diary room, Dan claims that despite his plan to do anything to win, he’s “not going to sacrifice my word to win $500,000”. Oh, whatever, you tool. “I wouldn’t have sold you out”, he tells Ollie.
After Dan whines some more, Brian admits that he made some mistakes. You think? Brian points to April as the person who flipped Ollie, although for some reason Dan says in the diary room he’s the one who figured out she’s the mastermind. Well, she wasn’t. She was more concerned that her new man may be selling her out.
We move on to April and Ollie making out in bed, which probably was filmed a day or two before this went down (some production tricks never end). April tells him he has beautiful lips. Ollie admits in the diary room that he’s going to be a sucker, which April confirms. “I don’t think he’s as strong of a player as I am. Of course, I’m going to use him to my advantage.”
We move on to the three girls sitting outside, and April warns Keesha and Libra that Brian is going to be antagonistic towards them. Libra claims “there’s no better than us three. This is solid.” Is it? Not by judging the footage we saw this morning of Keesha and April fighting.
Brian says that his only way of staying in the house is to break up those three women. Of course, he’s the “only” person who has noticed they’re together. Yeah, right.
Sitting with Steven, Brian now says that Ollie and April should have been his biggest concern, but he didn’t catch it. He says there’s no way that was truly a unanimous decision, which Steven agrees. Brian adds that the fact that Steven didn’t take part in the mutiny adds to his respect of him. He still thinks that Jerry would break a tie if he can find five votes. Steven agrees to help him find these votes.
After commercials, we’re back to Julie and the audience. But that’s just for a second, as we move back to footage from the house. Brian has come up with an idea for a sock puppet “fake” eviction. He says the idea is to try to entertain everybody, because if he’s fun then they’ll want him to stay.
I must say the Renny sock does look a lot like her. Brian makes fun of the fact he made 8,000 alliances” in the first day, and then imitates Renny’s screeching voice. “I hate everybody here,” says sock puppet Renny. Ok, the “boobs” on April’s sock is hilarious. Overall, though, he’s just preaching to the converted, while his “enemies” sit inside saying that my girl Angie is “digging herself a hole”.
Steven says he’s going to miss Brian, and they’re going to try to convince Memphis to help save him because Brian still thinks he has a hold on Jerry. Say what? You think you’re going to flip the guy that wanted you out? Oh boy. Angie is smart enough to realize it’s probably not going to work, but Brian’s plan is to spend as much time with him as possible.
Angie starts working on Keesha. “Can I trust you?” Come on, lovely Angie, this is the wrong person to talk to! She tells her that if they can get Memphis and Jessie to vote for Brian, it would “eliminate drama in the house”. April is looking on, and is not happy. She asks Libra, “is she trying to piss us off?”
Outside playing pool, April and Ollie complain that Brian has Angie “working for him”. Keesha, though, thinks they’re talking about her. “Can you just trust me”, she yells at them. “Don’t sit over there and talk about me.”
April blows up, and has to be held back from going after Keesha. Michelle tries to comfort her, as April runs off crying. Meanwhile, Brian tells Jerry that the fight is going down because “Keesha and a lot of people want me to stay”. Hmmmm. Jerry is non-commital. “We’ll see where the house stands.”
Renny makes a rare onscreen appearance to actually try to comfort April. Of course, it’s all about her, as she complains that she may be going home. Libra tells her to “get your stuff situated just in case”. April adds that she knew Keesha was going to turn on them.
Finally, we return to the studio, and Julie’s insipid chatter with the house. She tells them with great fanfare that there’s a live audience. Ugh. Jessie gets the first question as to whether he and Renny have buried the hatchet. No, because she still hasn’t shown him respect. My god, you’re a tool. Renny replies that Jessie still has a “lot to learn about life”. She goes on, but really doesn’t make much sense.
The “other mother” (Libra) is next. Julie asks about the critics that would say it’s wrong for her to leave her kids. Libra replies that everybody “needs to understand my circumstance. Every one’s life is different. The choices I make are mine that I own, and my family are behind me.” And that’s it for the house questions. Thrilling, as usual.
After the break, Julie throws some softballs at Jerry. She asks him if he regrets going against his word, and he says that he doesn’t. She basically repeats the same question, and he gives us that military story once again. He adds that in his eyes the girls are his “angels” because they came up and told him he was in trouble. I don’t know how angelic they are, but I’d probably think the same if I was his age and was around that eye candy. But “Jerry’s Angels”? Ugh.
Renny goes first in pleading her case. Again, she makes no sense but says she has “earned the respect of everybody”. Really? Brian says that the first few days were a lot of fun, and that nobody should take anything personally. “It’s just a game.”
April votes first, and looks amazing. Obviously, she votes to evict Brian, as does the over-posing Libra, psycho Michelle, Ollie. Julie pauses to babble some more, and we go to commercials.
When we return, Dan votes to evict Renny, who tells Julie she looks beautiful. Jessie votes to evict Brian, though, as does Keesha, Memphis, and Steven (!). Oh boy, Angie looks hot, and she also surprises by voting to evict Brian. Brian’s out by a 9 – 1 vote!
Julie starts the interview with a great question – “what happened?” Brian says he was shocked at how fast everything moved, and if the veto ceremony had happened twelve hours earlier he would have never been on the block. “I tried to play three weeks of game in seven days.” Julie asks if Dan can survive. Brian claims that he doesn’t know if “his conscience will allow him to do the things he needs to do to win”. Please.
In the goodbye messages, Keesha says it’s his arrogance that brought him down. Jerry says it’s a shame “that someone you tried to include in your plans turned this thing around and put you out the door”. Ollie apologizes again, but says that they had to do this because Brian was considered one of the biggest threats in the game. Steven says nobody has made him laugh like him, while dumb Dan says he looked at him like a “big brother”. Ugh. What, no goodbye from Angie.
Julie concludes by asking about which contestant people should be watching. Surprisingly, Brian responds with Memphis, and says “he has this game if he plays his cards right”. Really?
We finally get to the HOH competition, and as predicted it’s a question game. It’s one of those games where the person who picks the answer that’s different from the majority is out of the game. Brian’s pick as brain surgeon (Memphis) is eliminated on the first question. Keesha and Renny are eliminated next, as is Dan, Michelle, and April on the third question. After a question where everybody was in agreement, my girl Angie is eliminated next. Again, we have a tie on the next two questions, and after one more misfire we move on to the tiebreaker question of the number of pillows on the bed during the “Sweet Dreams” competition. Oh boy, Jessie wins and immediately almost gives us a nice shot of April’s booty. (Renny better not unpack.)
The show concludes with Julie reading off some promos, and one final look at the houseguests babbling about nothing. See you Sunday!
We're just over a half hour away from our first eviction. Has Brian and his pals somehow found a way to save him? (Doubtful.)
Earlier today, the pictures on the memory wall suddenly changed to scenes from their stay. This never happens for no reason. I don't think there's any doubt that tonight's HOH will involve questions on what has already gone down in the house.