Entries in Chima (48)
Last night, I was fully ready to sit through all of Showtime. Unfortunately, I gave up about an hour in. The house was annoyingly calm - Jessie and Natalie playing chess, then Jessie and Lydia playing pool. Jeff napping in the hammock, with Jordan working out. A few others sitting inside eating.
Russell was sitting by himself this entire time, and I made a big mistake turning off the television at the precise moment he suddenly had a huge smile and headed indoors. I should have known the wheels were turning in his head, and he had decided to make a move.
Not right away, though. Instead, it's the Jessie and Natalie show. Jessie really has figured out the ramificaitons of Jeff holding the mystery power, while Chima has suddenly realized that her week of HOH will mean nothing. "What the fuck did I win HOH for if the fucking mystery power is that you can take people down and put up whoever you want? Really? What am I here for then? That's all my power. You usurped my power. All I got is lotion and a luke warm shower. I would have a fit during the live show and then I'd camp my ass inside the DR."
Jessie's game of pool with Lydia was to inform her that Michelle apparently was spreading stories that Lydia would target Jeff. Of course, she runs to Jeff with this info, and Jordan advises Jeff that she just talk to Michelle. The two actually have a calm conversation that turns into a pep talk from Michelle.
Inside, Natalie (and Chima) is pissed that Jessie used her as the source of this story to Lydia. They (somewhat joingly, IMHO) threaten to cut him out of their communications.
Around this same time, Michelle and Russell have a somewhat civil conversation while they play pool. Well, it starts off civil as Russell subtly pushes the conversation, blaming her for everything that happened the previous week.
Finally pissed, she tell Russell to "fuck off" and heads upstairs. Michelle is pissed that Russell attacked her, and says she thinks it's to put a wedge between her and Jeff. It must have worked, as she reports that she also thinks that Jeff has the mystery power, and will use it to save Russell. She also spills all about Jeff, including their final two deal and the fact that he was Casey's sympathy vote.
Jump ahead a bit and Chima is joined by Kevin, Michelle, and Natalie in the HOH. Chima has some very interesting comments. "The blue states aren't watching this show. The blue states are reading books. No offense red states - the red states are watching this show. The blue states would vote for you (Kevin) or me...Russell was on the bottom. Believe that." Ah yes, she again threw out the "terrorist" slur.
Michelle finally leaves, only to have to deal with Russell again. "You're a nutcase...Ronnie was on point on everything he said about you. You are absolutely fucking psycho."
Natalie comes out to find out what's happening, and when Russell complains that she was up there spilling everybody's secrets, Natalie nods to the affirmative while claiming they were talking about "nothing, really".
After another ugly confrontation, Michelle heads back upstairs to listen to Chima complain some more about her power being usurped.
Everybody who doesn't have the feeds really needs to sign up now to see all of this silliness!
Not ten minutes after Princess Chima was complaining that Jeff hadn't been up to kiss her...um, ring...Jeff finally did pop his head into the HOH. Jessie basically made it clear that he's to vote out Russell, and that if he doesn't it's then clear that he and Jordan are against Chima.
Jeff does a good job of defusing the conversation, veering into Jeremy Piven's appearance and the boo-boo on his toe. All three are now just making small talk.
The "have nots" are Jeff, Lydia, Michelle, and Kevin. Russell also won $10,000. I believe all of the "haves" also get to watch Piven's movie.
Speaking of Russell, he knows he's in trouble. Chima just brought Jordan into the loop, and she has promised that she will vote to evict Russell if that's what Chima wants. We'll see if that happens, especially as Jeff has promised Russell he'll pull him down if he wins veto.
Ooooh, Jeff and Russell's conversation just turned interesting. Jeff asked Russell who he would vote to evict - Jessie or Natalie. Russell replied that it would be Jessie, as he's made it personal by making a big deal about the money he won (Jessie also apparently won money, but of course that's different). Jeff's response? "You just have to have hope that things will change...nothing is official until it's official"
Nominations will be happening soon.
Russell is indeed Chima's target, and Natalie is pretending to back her while at the same time attempting to raise doubts. She also is still enraged that Michelle voted to eliminate Ronnie.
But I honestly couldn't deal with the feeds last night. Chima's cackle was already annoying me even before the CBS broadcast signed off, and when Chima and Natalie chided the house for eliminating the person who helped them study for HOH I just had to turn it off.
Thankfully, there's the Real "wayback machine", so this morning I went back to scan over the night's "highlights". For the most part, it was the Jessie show last night. Did you know that if the questions were in a different order he would have won HOH? Or that the coup d'etat isn't fair because the winner doesn't have to do anything (besides impressing viewers) to win?
When he wasn't trailing Chima and offering his demands...I mean advice...he was in Kevin's face for having the audacity to not vote against his best friend. Yet, a few hours later this very person he was pitching a tent with the very person he wanted out.
I have to hand it to Chima, though. Despite Natalie and Jessie's vigorous assertions that Jordan and Jeff need to be nominated, she is holding her ground against doing that. Russell, Lydia, or Michelle are names that are constantly being mentioned as nominee possibilities.
Like so many nights, though, it's the same conversations over and over and over.
As for the mystery power, Natalie doesn't believe it's possible that either Jeff or Jordan won. Both her and Jessie believe that Kevin won. Lydia, though, does believe that it's Jeff, mainly because if it had been the other half of the house Ronnie would have been saved.
Although Ronnie has been working hard to get that needed extra vote to ensure his safety, nobody seems to be biting. He worked Jordan and Jeff especially early this morning, but they apparently ducked their heads under the covers and started kissing (at least that's what she told the other girls today).
Over the last two days, Natalie has been pushing Jessie to pursue a tricky maneuver that would shock the house. By pretending that poor Ronnie will be the first unanimous elimination, she's pushing for Jordan or Michelle to give him a sympathy vote.
Will she be able to convince either of them? Doubtful. I know if I was either Michelle or Jordan I'd simply ask Natalie to then be his sympathy vote. If Natalie hadn't already attempted to create problems with a rogue vote this ploy may be more successful. I doubt anybody would be willing to take the risk at Ronnie once again surviving.
As I type this, another minor battle has began in multiple rooms of the house. It all began with Russell mad at Michelle for joking that Russell has an "erectile dysfunction" problem, and spread to other "lies" that somehow include Kevin. We all know the only time Kevin even speaks to anybody other than Lydia is when his name is besmirched, so he's pleading his case to King Jessie. Michelle and Chima are hashing things out in the bathroom, and the rest of the crew (Russell, Jeff, Natalie(!),and Jordan are outside.
Jeff is doing his best to be the voice of reason, advising Russell that he shouldn't get so hung up over little lies with people that you're eventually going to be friendly with again the following week. Russell, though, thinks it's bullshit to act like everything's okay with people you don't respect.
(Actually, I think Russell has determined that Michelle may be his match in the brains department, and is masterminding this non-controversy to undermine her supposed growing power.)
There's again talk about a house meeting (bad move!).
Chima is sitting outside with Lydia and Ronnie, complaining about Russell (of course). For somebody who labelled Braden a racist, she's not exactly acting politically correct herself. She said that Russell is no Kayzar, and is "giving his people a bad name". She half-joked that she's going to keep calling Russell a terrorist because America hates Middle-easterners.
She also claimed that after Russell is gone she doesn't care who wins. Yeah, right.
Ever since Michelle won veto, the feeds have been extremely boring. Ronnie has attempted to sway almost everybody in the house, but only Chima appears to be buying into his schtick. Most of the attention has been on Michelle, who definitely isn't paying any attention to him. Just a few minutes ago, Ronnie claimed that he has "added" people to the alliance he earlier claimed he didn't have.
One interesting conversation was held last night, though, as Michelle had a lengthy conversation with Jeff (and eventually Jordan) about teaming up.