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Tuesday
Jul232013

Elissa Don't Flatter Yourself, and other stuff.

Today I happened to have very little time to check out the feeds - which seemed just fine as the drama seemed to be on hold since the house seemed to be on track to vote out Kaitlin on Thursday and she seems non the wiser.   I knew that Judd would get his camera and tweet and do his HoH blog and that would be it for a lazy Tuesday.

So I was amazed to find out Elissa had several 'break downs' today - getting very upset with other HGs and 'production' - saying she wanted to go home and more.  She also warned Kaitlin that she might be going home - forcing the HGs wanting Kaitlin out to scramble to cover their butts.  I went back to catch up and here is a partial timeline of the events I caught and when you can see them on flashback. 

3:15pm Elissa is sitting out back with Amanda, McCrae and andy and Elissa is complaining about Howard whom she feels uses his religion as a tool in the house (I think by swearing on the bible, etc).  Amanda goes on saying she takes her religion seriously and as she is venting Andy and McCrae are apparently exchanging glances with each other as Elissa is being a bit loud.  This exchange between Andy and MCrae includes an uncomfortable laugh. 

Its this laugh that Elissa latches on to and accuses Andy and McCrae of making fun of her religion.

Thats it folks - that was the beginning of the meltdown of Elissa that went on for HOURS.  Andy and McCrae tried talking to Elissa in the bathroom and in a bedroom and Elissa won't give them much time at all - telling each not to 'flatter themselves' that she isn't trying to impress people (it really makes little sense but that phrase is used often by Elissa.

4:18pm The HGs are all on an HoH lockdown - I'm not sure why.  Elissa heads into the HoH bathroom and takes up residence in the HoH shower - talking with Amanda and complaining about Andy and McCrae again as well as Howard, GinaMarie..... Productions.... feeling she isn't being treated fairly.

4:49pm Helen tells Aaryn that she should be safe on Thursday - that she thinks they have the votes to keep her.  Elissa was asleep and not melting down when this went on.

7:31pm Elissa tells Kaitlin that someone is lying and she may be going home.  She says that she heard Kaitlin had a final four alliance with Spencer and Howard.  This was a semi-lie told to Elissa by Helen to get her to want to vote out Kaitin.

7:38pm Unseen to Elissa - Aaryn apparently overheard parts of the convo (specifically the part about a final four alliance) and she runs and reports the info to Amanda and McCrae in the HoH room..

At the same moment Kaitlin talks to Andy in Storage Room and he tries to calm Kaitlins fears and Kaitlin seems to think Elissa is just messing with her.

7:48pm Kailtin actually tells Aaryn what she and Elissa talked about.  At the same moment Andy is filling McCrae and Amanda in on his talk with Kaitlin.

7:51pm Aaryn fills in Helen on the convo between Elissa and Kaitlin.  Helen is stupified and Aaryn feels Elissa wants her out so bad she'll do anything.

7:55pm Kaitlin actually goes and talks to Howard and Spencer.  Telling them what Elissa told them.  Of course they are all clueless because there is no deal - it was just a lie made up for Elissa.

7:58pm Elissa is in a back bedroom complaining about Aaryn to Gina and Judd.  Helen enters the bedroom and Gina laughs saying Elissa is talking about an alliance and Helen acts stumped in front of Elissa - who of course got the info from Helen.  SOMEHOW Elissa turns this around and blames it on Aaryn. 

8:06pm Aaryn walks into the bedroom and she and Elissa start to have words.  This ends up in almost the entire house meeting in a bedroom.  Elissa never names Helen as the person that told her of the alliance she is all fired up about.  Its hard to describe it all as its VERY late for me - you really should just use flashback to go to each of these moments to watch them unfold.

In the end it looks like Kaitlin is still going home - and the tension between Aaryn and Elissa has reached new levels.  Elissa should be figuring out that she was lied to - or at the very least she can't trust Helen.

Its 12am - I need to get my tail to bed.  Night all!!

Oh - now we have some more potential drama with Amanda talking to Howard about things Candice has said about her.  She wants Howard to make sure Candice doesn't say bad things about her.  OMG this convo is hurting my head.  Amanda and Howard don't like each other and they are pretending to be in an alliance with each other.  Its painful to listen to them dance around each other with their words.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday
Jul202013

We Did It!

What a shocking, and hilarious, day! It appears (to some people, at least) that a grass roots effort resulted in success!

To understand what's happening, let's go back to Thursday night's eviction episode. Towards the end of the episode, Julie Chen announced that this week we would be voting for the third nominee instead of a MVP. Big Brother Gossip Show co-host Colette Lala posted on twitter that we should all vote for Elissa, and within minutes the gang here at this board jumped on the bandwagon.

It was great fun for all, as Mike, Barb, and myself posted ridiculous tweet after ridiculous tweet. We were all inundated with replies. Some called us bad names. Others attempted to "correct" us for our "mistake". Most just laughed.

Others joined us in our fun, and it actually became a bit scary as the Brenchel Army attempted to have twitter take away some accounts. For the most part, though, it was great fun, and we all retweeted the highlights of the replies. My tweets became more and more ridiculous, with ties to catladies, orphaned puppies, and Congressional proclamations. Some still didn't get it.

Did we ever believe that our fun would result in what we desired? I can say that I never thought it would happen. Yet earlier today, it was announced that Elissa was indeed the third nominee this week.

Let's analyze this a bit. Nobody believes that Elissa actually got the highest number of votes. That was clearly Aaryn, who was already nominated. The already-nominated Kaitlin may have even received the second highest vote total. If CBS is being honest, that would mean the person with the highest number of votes not already on the block would become the new nominee. That was Elissa.

Even without our shenanigans, she would probably have gone up. For one, despite the fact that the family name guarantees her an advantage in any poll, there are also a ton of people that are not fans of her or her sister. There are also Big Brother purists who are angry at the advantage that she has being Rachel's sister. Then there are those that don't care about her legacy but aren't impressed with her accomplishments this season. Here competition record is 0 for 9, by the way.

Then there are those who didn't read the rules, and just voted for Elissa like they have done this entire season. Chen's announcement was almost an aside. I for one didn't actually hear it until I saw twitter explode. The polls also opened before the West Coast feed aired. The combination of mistaken votes AND anti-Brenchel fans added up to put her where she is this very moment.

It's also probably the correct move, as Elissa has been acting even weirder than normal the last couple of days. She was clearly upset that she wasn't called into the diary room to make her MVP vote last night. She dolled up for nothing! This morning, she had the weirdest conversation I've ever heard when she told Judd that she's a production plant who knows everything that is going to happen. For more on that, and everything else that has happened this week, tune in to the Big Brother Gossip Show at 10 pm ET!  

Thursday
Jul112013

Why I'm Always Torn With Big Brother

Hi there, remember me?

I've been tweeting a ton and writing very little and for that my apologies to Scott and Ash who have been carrying the load here, along withe our friends that drop in from time to time.

For me the season so far has been extremely exciting and yet this morning I woke up to find out that (as of this instant as I write this and it may change any second) McCrae has decided to dump his alliance of movers and is full on with Amanda in working to keep Elissa.  Not what I had expected to say the least.

The logic for McCrae is still smart as it was the first week - keep the sure thing in the house and you are guarenteed NOT to get nominated by her and she will in theory put up at least one person you are willing to vote out.

My issue is just the 'unfair' advantage this is giving Elissa. I don't care that she is Rachel's sister, that is no reason to give her any advantage.  Willy Hanz didn't get special treatment from Big Brother for being Russel's brother and Bandon's uncle - and believe it or not Russel Hantz is a bit more well known that Rachel in the Reality TV world.

It's apparent to me that the reason the MVP was created this season was to help Elissa in her quest to stay in the house, as this is something the producers would like since for some crazy reason the people that watch Big Brother on television loooooved Rachel in Big Brother 13.

So far Elissa really had not done anything in the house other than to nominate David (voted out), Jeremy (saved himself with POV) and now Nick.  Guess who is most likely going hom tonight when all signs had pointed to Elissa up to 18 hours ago?  Oh I've already told you that McCrae is jumping ship to continue riding the Elissa MVP train thus sealing Nick's fate.

In the long run I'll be ok.  That is as long as Elissa eventually either steps up her game big time and starts to play, or gets voted out along with any other non-factor players (which Nick has actually kinda been so far but he had potential).

As much as I am miffed at what I perceived as a produced elimination of Nick tonight, the drama it will cause is going to be monumental.  Jeremy has been warned by Spencer and Howard that things are going on - yet he seems confident that no one is messing with his Moving Crew and at this rate he will blindly walk into the buzz saw that is Amanda.  Yes - it is Amanda that is orchestrating this - Helen may have started the ball rolling but Amanda took charge yesterday and gave it the kick it needed to get over the hump.

Thats whats tearing me up - the production created drama will keep me from being too digusted - and most of the TV viewing audience will be suckered into thinking it all just happened that way and somehow Elissa was the mastermind of it all.

So sit back and enjoy the show tonight and the live feeds after, it will be the highlight of the season so far and not something to miss.

No matter who wins HoH, Elissa will again be MVP (Should be Amanda if this happens) and so will yet again have the ability to choose someone to go up - and possibly out - next Thursday.  After tonight she will be 2 for 2 in MVP noms going home.  Kinda makes you feel like the HoH isn't much more than an immunity idol so far this season eh?

 

Thursday
Jul112013

The Night Owl

Well, here we are on eviction night eve and everything hinges on this guy:

 

 

Amanda went to work today as usual setting about saving Elissa.  Elissa had already been in Jessie's ear a little trying to sway her and so Amanda decided that if Spencer and Howard were not going to vote their way, she would just send Judd on a mission to get Jessie's vote so that she could save Elissa.  It worked like a charm and Jessie's vote was swayed.

Nick spent all day campaigning and making sure that everything was still good by the MC and everyone who said that they were keeping him in.  They all reassured him that it was, but it seems this may not be the case.

Once Amanda came to McCrae with Jessie's vote being solid, rather than keeping his usual calm and stoic demeanor, he began to celebrate with her.  I mean REALLY celebrate about them being able to keep Elissa and vote out Nick.  Up until now I have only been nervous and thought that he MAY be tempted to be swayed, but I am now thinking that he might ACTUALLY be voting Nick out.  I'm not going to lie, I'm disappointed by it..a lot. 

Here are the facts and reasons I think he might keep Nick:  If he votes against the MC, he will have 3 strong guys after him plus Aaryn, Kaitlin, and GinaMarie (not that the girls are much of a threat).  The MC will expose him and they will immediately want both he and Amanda out.  He also dropped hints to Amanda as if he thought that Candice or Jessie would vote wrong possibly preparing her for the vote he would have to claim was not his own.

Here are the reasons I think he IS voting Nick out:  He seems to have actually fallen for Amanda the man eater.  I think he thinks he may be able to remain protected within the numbers of the until now faux alliance with all the numbers, and also under the shelter of Elissa's weekly MVP protection.  Keeping Ellissa could prove to be a strategic move on his part and would separate him from people like Jeremy who are obviously difficult to deal with and unpredictable.

So that's where things stand and it all hangs in the hands McCrae.  To my dismay, I think Nick is going home.  I shouldn't be surprised, my favorites ALWAYS go home. I think the twist this year is bullshit and this has productions grubby little hands all over it, but when does BB ever NOT screw us with some kind of twist involving past HGs anymore?  I know not everyone agrees with me, so I will avoid a rant.

here is where the votes are:

To Keep Elissa: Judd, Andy, Amanda, Jessie, Candice 

To Keep Nick: Spencer, Howard, Jeremy, Kaitlin, GinaMarie

Unknown vote: McCrae

It's eviction eve and it looks like we are still going to be stuck with Elissa AGAIN.  Everything hinges on the pizza boy from Minnesota.  Until tomorrow night....

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