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Thursday
Aug012013

Eviction Night and Possible Endurance HoH Competition

Just a quickie post - feeds have been on trivia for hours - some of us are getting paranoid that Big Brother is getting their hands dirty messing with the HGs.  Howard is/way a lock to go home as of this morning - if he doesn't it will be because Big Brother got involved in some way.  We shall see.

No matter who leaves tonight, we are expecting another Endurance competition - only because the HGs went on lockdown early ealrly Wednesday morning.  No need if it were just a simple quiz competition.

Stay tuned - we will be about to update you when we know more after the show,  and if you haven't signed up for a free trial of the live feeds - WHY NOT?  2 day free trial - click on a banner and get signed up and watch the feeds with us!

 

Wednesday
Jul312013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 15

Tonight should be a fairly ho-hum episode, with lots of filler and some fake showmance garbage. Add to that the MVP and POV competition, and even more filler. Yeah, it’s going to be a slow hour.

Let’s get this over with by starting off with the “surprising” reactions to Aaryn’s nominations of Spencer and Howard. Surprising only to one person, that is. Aaryn explains that the real target is Howard, and Spencer is up as a pawn and because he’s one of Howard’s allies. Howard knew that he was going up as the others “flexed their muscles” to put him up. Spencer feels similar, and hopes that the third nominee changes everything. Helen adds that she’s happy that Aaryn listened to her.

Aaryn heads upstairs, and Helen closely follows to jump around in celebration. GinaMarie then comes in, and they all celebrate. Even Elissa comes in for a hug. “I wasssssssss suuuuuper shocked that Aarynnnnnn didn’t nominate me”, she says in the diary room. “After all of our negative history, maybe there’s potential for us to work together.”
Helen and Elissa leave, and Arryn and GinaMarie continue to slap themselves on the back. Amanda then comes in to do the same. “Do you know how long it’s taken me to get Howard and Spencer on the block”, she says with a smile. “Oh my God, I’m so proud of you.”

Howard,, though, isn’t as happy. He’s in the have-not room, and says he’s ready for God to tell him what to do. As he starts to pray, Jessie comes in. Cue the sad piano music, as she goes on about what an opportunity this is, and that she doesn’t want him to leave. She tells him not to give up, and he promises he won’t. “Ok, sis?” Ugh, that segment sucked.

Spencer is now talking to McRae, saying that he knows that Howard is the target. He’s hoping that either Candice or GinaMarie will be the third nominee, and if so he wants them to be the one going. McCrae says, “oh yeah”. McCrae says that he believes Spencer will be more loyal to him than Howard ever will. He goes on to say inform him that Aaryn made a deal with Helen and Elissa, but Spencer says he doesn’t believe a word that he said.

Howard and Spencer are now shown playing pool while the rest are inside eating, and Spencer remarks how “everybody is acting like we’re lepers”. Howard still believes it’s all going to work out. “It changes around her in just a heartbeat”, replies Spencer. Howard adds that he knows what he’s going to do. Really?

Suddenly, Howard walks in and asks for everybody’s attention. He says in the diary room that he saw an opportunity to “address everybody with some realness and some facts that you can’t run from”. He then goes into some weird rant that doesn’t make any sense about being real, and even Judd jokes that it makes him sound smart. He continues to ramble on about how he has never said anything disparaging against any of them. Even Spencer says he’s embarrassed. “You freaked people out.”

Afterwards, everybody runs upstairs “totally confused”, says Amanda. None of them have a clue as to what it meant, and Andy is convinced it was meant directly for him. Amanda loves this, though. “Awesome. This makes it a lot easier to send Howard on his way this week.”

After commercials, Spencer is again playing pool. Amanda and McCrae are laying on the couch, and Amanda talks about how comfortable she feels. The topic of MVP comes up, and Elissa jogs by and says she thinks Andy has it. “I hope so”, replies McCrae. “He seems, like excited.” They all think last week’s MVP was Howard. After she leaves, Amanda says there’s no way it is Andy, and they then start worrying about the possibility of Howard having it.

It’s time to find out, as it’s POV player time. The big reveal of the third nominee is...Amanda! The house is stunned. “I’m pissed”, she says, especially since she believes it’s Howard. “It’s imperative that I win this veto to guarantee safety.” Howard, of course, couldn’t be happier. Helen is also freaking out, as she always is. The nominees gather, and the other two players are Candice and Jessie, with the host being a way overjoyed Helen. You can see the steam rising out of Amanda’s head.

As the meeting is adjourned, McCrae is bitching to Spencer about Amanda’s nomination. Spencer asks who the MVP is, and McCrae responds “you can make an educated guess”. Spencer says there is “no fucking way”, and that Howard would tell him if that was the case. McCrae claims in the diary room that he was purposely firing up Spencer, who claims it’s having no effect on him.

Amanda is now in the bedroom, and Aaryn comes in and says “it’s definitely not America” voting for MVP. McCrae again says it’s definitely Howard.

Spencer has moved in to the Have-Not room, and says to Howard “it’s definitely Elissa. There ain’t now way it’s not”. Candice agrees. At the same time, McCrae is continuing to vent, and this time it’s to a surprisingly tough-talking Andy. Amanda walks in, and she doesn’t necessarily believe that the MVP is Howard. She admits it’s “really driving me crazy. I need to get to the bottom of this.”

She walks into the Have-Not room and asks Howard if he is the MVP. He denies it, and thinks it’s either America or Elissa. They talk about it being a disadvantage to even be MVP, and we get the same silly music we had earlier for Howard’s first speech. Watching it live, though, it didn’t sound as silly. Seriously, it didn’t, but it makes for humorous TV, I guess.

After another round of commercials, we open with some sad piano music. Oh Jeez. Now what? Wait, it’s Andy! He’s up early by himself, and climbs into the hammock to get “some piece with myself”. Wait, why are we having this segment? Seriously? Even with the bird “attacking” him it’s a waste of time.

It’s now POV time, and Helen is way too into her role as host. Everybody is dressed as scientists, and Andy gets another bad scripted quip. They all enter a “time machine”, and come out in the dinosaur age. “We’re in frickin’ Jurassic Park here”, describes Amanda. Oh God, this is cheesy. They have to create a veto stone out of puzzle pieces. No need to recap here. Howard is awful at it, as are Jessie and Candice, and Spencer wins.

We get more commercials before we hit Amanda and others in the HOH. They want to know who Aaryn is putting up, and she says she wants it to be Candice. Amanda likes the idea, but Helen isn’t so crazy. “I want to tell her that at least I tried for her.”

Meanwhile, Spencer is in the bedroom with Candice and Howard. Candice already knows she’s probably going up, unless Helen tells her to do something else. Spencer says something about getting info from Jessie, and Candice tells him to go for it. After he walks out, Candice bitches that Spencer won’t “do shit”. She’s frustrated that neither of them are willing to do any work, so she “takes matters into my own hands” and searches out Helen.

It’s a worthless talk, really. Helen washes her hands of the decision, and Candice complains that Helen doesn’t seem to have loyalty to her. “They all want him out bad”, Helen replies. Candice doesn’t buy her bullshit, though, no matter how many times Helen cries, “no, we’re not”. How dare anybody criticize Helen! She finally storms off to do a “preemptive strike”.

She does just that, bitching that Candice “threatened her”, and that she “owes her”. Other than that, it’s “blah blah blah” as I can’t really handle listening to Helen anymore. Especially this kind of bullshit.

FInally, and I really mean finally, it’s time for Spencer to go through the charade of staring at the wall of keys before he saves himself. He does just that, and is replaced by Candice. We end the show with more blah blah blah I’m not finished blah blah blah the fight’s not over blah blah blah Howie Howie Howie.

So we’re finished. Were you more entertained than I was? Were you a bit surprised that they edited Howard in a not-as-promising light? Are you happy that Candice is up? Let us know what you think!

 

Wednesday
Jul312013

A Day In The Life Of: Howard

In case you’re new to this series of posts, I have been picking out individual players and reporting an entire day of their Big Brother life. My hope is that by the end of the season I have profiled each person of this task.

This week, I waited a little bit longer than usual as I wanted to see how MVP and POV would play out. Until then, it wasn’t clear who was truly in danger. Now that everything has settled and we have Amanda, Candice, and Howard on the block, it was time to make my choice. Candice had already been profiled way back in the first week, so it was between Howard and Amanda.

While there have been some (failed) efforts to actually go after Amanda, it’s pretty clear that she  is not heading out the door this Thursday. So today I follow Howard on what is probably the last Tuesday of his Big Brother stint.

The day starts late. Big Brother attempts to wake everybody up at 10 am, but Howard is nowhere to be seen. When we finally see him, he is still in bed, and Candice is joining him after a short term outside. Big Brother yells at the house a couple of times that it’s time to wake up. “I’m not sleeping”, replies Candice in her baby voice. “We’re just relaxing.” Howard never stirs, but Candice does continue to lie there wide awake, seemingly deep in thought.

At 11, they finally get up...and disappear from the cameras. Howard finally does get up to go grab his Bible out of the Have-Not room. He then crawls back in bed and pulls the sheet over his head. It’s short-lived, though, as he is then seen walking through the kitchen (to no response from Elissa and Helen). After a quick bathroom break, he’s back in bed.

I guess he doesn’t need to be up, as Spencer is doing his fighting for him. He starts a war of words with Amanda outside, claiming that he is not going after her but actually wants Candice to go home. Amanda doesn’t believe this, and Spencer actually tells her to “shut up”. Spencer says that Howard is ruining his own game by telling him that he wants Candice saved over him. Of course, we know that Spencer is lying, and has actually been trying to create a coup of sorts that will save both Howard and Candice.

Finally, a few minutes before two, he heads back into the kitchen to make something to eat. Elissa is in there, talking about Pandora. She thinks that Aaryn is currently getting one, and pesters him a bit that he would know if that was true. “You know. You know.” He then heads back into the bedroom, where a resting Spencer whispers to him about the powwow with Amanda. He’s supposed to “adamantly deny” talking to him, and that the “save Candice” plan is still on. Spencer is also worried about whether they’ll be able to actually get Andy and Judd’s votes (the two who they had collaborated with last night).

Howard disappears again. Being that he has been up for a full hour, it must be naptime. Aaryn has brought out the HOH camera, but both him and Spencer skip this silliness. Can’t say I blame him.

Oh wait, there he is on the treadmill. And here comes Candice, who has also been filled in on what went down earlier today. She wants a house meeting, and she wants it now!

The meeting commences with Candice screaming at Spencer about what he had said earlier. “That’s a very Christian approach”, replies Spencer. Candice bellows that he must stop being a liar. “If you want Howie to stay, keep Howie. If you want me, keep me. You better hang on to that wall next week, or you will be going home.” Candice announces that the “Keeping It Real With Candice Show” is now over, and storms off.

But it’s not over yet. Howard is now sitting on the grass, talking about self-evicting. “$500,000 is not going to make me vile and vindictive. I can’t play the two-faced game.” He wants his family to be proud of him. “I can’t even chill and hang out”, he complains. He thanks individual people, and says that he would rather that the two girls stay. He’s done talking game.

Still, it’s not over, as Amanda has questions. “If you want to self-evict, (why) did you say three days ago that Candice was a cancer on your game?” Howard responds, but doesn’t answer the question, so Amanda asks again. This time he denies it. Amanda brings up the secret plan, and Howard says that he just wishes people would vote as they truly want instead of letting a couple of people control the house.

With the meeting finally over, everybody falls back into small groups to talk about what just happened. For a time, Howard is not on cam, but a rolling shot of the backyard shows him back on the bike. Spencer walks by and he whispers that this confrontation “was out of nowhere”, and he had no idea that Candice was going to do that.

Howard and Candice eventually are shown embracing in the kitchen, and they retire to the cockpit room. He gives her a pep talk, saying she needs to become friendly with the rest of hte house. “You enabled yourself as real and honest. I’m proud of you.” He apologizes for losing sight of her as a real friend, and that she can make a real run to win this season. She asks if he really thought she was a cancer on his game. “Don’t lie. It’s going to be seen on TV.” Howard says no, and the pep talk continues for awhile before evolving into chatter about previous relationships. After a half hour, the cameras move to other people.

Another half hour later, a weird little incident happens. The camera follows Andy going into the kitchen, and you can see Howard whispering to Amanda. He abruptly leaves, and she then claims that Howard boasted that “when we get out of here, I’m going to fuck the shit out of you”. She swears to an unbelieving Andy that he said that, and eventually heads into the diary room to complain.

Meanwhile, he has headed back outside, and is sitting with his feet in the whirlpool talking to Candice. His mic is off, though, and you can’t hear what he’s saying above the sounds of the whirlpool. Candice is heard telling a long story about an episode of Oprah.

Eventually, he wanders off to talk to Spencer talking about somebody watching him (Andy?) last night. Spencer wishes that Candice hadn’t gone off earlier, as Spencer was lying about who he wanted out. “The information (about the plan) got back to her, and she went batshit crazy.” Spencer adds that he wishes the house wasn’t full of children so they could rally the troops. Howard babbles something about how he can tell people are guilty when they don’t want to talk to him. They make a promise to play pool later, and he Howard wanders off to work out again.

Helen eventually comes out, and the pair play a (mostly) wordless game of pool.

A bit later, Howard is talking about a female relative, and how great she is. “She’s going to love me!”, Candice yells out of nowhere. Uh, I’d says it’s doubtful you meet her. He hangs out with her as she prepares some tea, primarily talking about how she wants to “get fucked up with complete strangers” back home. “You can come party, too.” She says that he’ll have to sleep on the sofa when he comes to visit, but he says there’s no way he’s not sharing her bed.

For another hour, Howard is off cam. In fact, the majority of the time the four cams were on Spencer, Aaryn, and GinaMarie in the HOH. When he returned on the feeds, he was sitting by the hot tub with Candice, Jessie and Helen. For the most part, they listen to Helen rehash the sins of the already-convicted, and how they never understood how “America” will look at them.

The talk disintegrates into the usual nothingness that revolves around Candice, including her preferences in penis size. Yes, really. Howard is pretty quiet, and after Helen walks in to use the bathroom she asks him what’s wrong. He doesn’t really reply. Instead, he just talks about some Alicia Keys song. Others come out to play some volleyball for awhile. Exciting, right?

For the rest of the night, Howard is almost non-existent. While Aaryn attempts to rally the troops to actually save him (and evict Candice), Howard only occasionally seen on camera. Oh look, he’s eating ice cream. Wait, there he is on the hammock with Candice. Finally, around 3:30 am, we get our last glimpse as he’s again talking scriptures with Candice. He’s not going to campaign. Whatever happens, happens. He’s done.

And so are we. Is he really “done”? Is Aaryn’s work another futile hope of individual thought that will be swept aside by the next morning? Tell us what you think!

 

Tuesday
Jul302013

More Drama on a Tuesday

The last two Tuesday's have been busy in the drama department on the Big Brother Live Feeds

Amanda has been extremely paranoid since she went up for nomination on Saturday and she is convinced that Howard is the MVP and thus nominated her.  Spencer meanwhile has been trying to get the votes together to vote Amanda out and thus keep both Howard and Candice safe.  The problem is that there aren't enough people that want to go against Amanda, McCrae, Helen, etc etc.  Judd and Andy have lied to Spencer though and let him think they might be willing to flip and vote Amanda out.  Because they are mostly loyal to Amanda, she knows that Spencer has been campaigning to get her out.

Today around 12:29 Amanda confronted Spencer and sorta accused him of going after her.  Spencer lied and maintained that he was going after Candice.  After 30 mintues of arguing Amanda pretty much told Spencer that if anyone voted for her to go on Thursday she would be coming after him.  She also implied she wouldn't come after him if no one voted for her.  Problem is there aren't many people left on the 'wrong' side of the house for Amanda to go after.   This is a discussion well worth checking out so if you have the Live Feeds tune in and watch.

A couple hours later Candice, who had heard Spencer said he was voting for her, called a house meeting where she read Spencer the riot act.  She of course had been approached by Spencer with the plan to try to vote out Amanda.  Spencer should have admitted he told her that in front of everyone with the excuse of, "What was I supposed to say to you? I wanted you out?"  But instead he denied he said anything like she accused him of.  After she was done tearing into Spencer, Howard announced he still wanted to 'self evict' - and rambled on and on about how people weren't playing the game the right way and he'd rather just go (and yet he is still in the house... hmmmm).  Its another place to check out - point your player to 3pm to hear Candice bawl Spencer out in front of the entire house.

The last event worth checking out is a bit controversial.  We only see a brief glimpse of Howard whispering to Amanda around 5:10pm on Camera 4 - then the cam cuts away and you have to switch to Cams 1/2 - after Howard walks away Amanda tells Andy and Judd that Howard whispered something to the effect of wanting to hook up with her after the show. All we can go on is Amanda's word for now and I suspect this will never be seen on the CBS show.  Watch it and decide for yourself!

Howard is still on a path to head home on Thursday.  Aaryn is upset because she wants Candice to go and feels she has no control. Of course thats her own fault for keeping her 'deal' with Amanda and Helen to be kept safe and put up people they wanted.

Tuesday
Jul302013

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

The only thing which I didn't want to have happen last Thursday (July 25, 2013, during #BB15 episode 13) is exactly what happened: Aaryn won Head of Household. Again.

This newbie's preference would have been for either of the following:

- For Amanda, Andy, Candice, Elissa, GinaMarie, Howard, Jessie, or Spencer to win ... so that we could see how things would go in the house from an entirely different perspective, since they have not yet served as HOH. For example, I don't think I've heard Jessie say more than about ten words in the many hours I've watched the live feeds since starting around July 17. She doesn't seem to get much air time. McCrae gets air time ... but given how often he sleeps (usually not alone), his part in this show apparently isn't a speaking role.

- For Helen to get HOH again ... because she's my favorite house guest, and I hadn't bought in to #BB15 yet when she served in that role the first time.

The cameras give the most attention to whomever the HOH is and to the noisiest, most controversial, and/or most scheming of the house guests. When they're bothering to focus on talk, that is.

The feeds seem to devote hours to Amanda and McCrae sleeping (or ... not) under the covers during the day. Why don't they let us listen into more conversations? With 12 people there, isn't there pretty much somebody talking somewhere in the house? Their conversations don't have to be about the game to be more interesting than watching people nap (or ... not).

My first exposure to Big Brother -- not just during #BB15, but ever -- was when news of Aaryn's distasteful speech spilled over into mainstream media a few weeks ago, so I didn't exactly leap for joy when she was re-crowned. (Neither did most of the other house guests, if I read them right.) Just when I was getting into the show, it felt like we'd be in only for a summer rerun.

Even a newbie wonders if the producers conspire to give people like Aaryn more air time for spurious reasons. Being attractive can't hurt ratings.

All right, all right -- maybe not Helen again, even though my enthusiasm about her remains high. Not Helen or McCrae or Judd or Aaryn.

Why don't they disqualify previous Heads of Household from HOH competitions? As a newbie, it feels like the advantages to the show of an always-different-HOH would outweigh the disadvantages. Or if they're going to leave it open to everyone, should they make it extra difficult for previous HOHs to win?

How would you change HOH eligibility? Or should they leave it as-is? Comment below or hit me @uselesstraffic.

Next from the Newbie Desk: Responses to your comments and questions.

Monday
Jul292013

Paranoia, The Destroyer

Silly boy, you self-destroyer 

Paranoia, the destroyer 

Self-destroyer, wreck your health

Destroy your friends, destroy yourself

                 Kinks "Destroyer"

 

Yeah yeah, Scott's usually the one to post lyrics but this song has been running through my head all day after Spencer used the POV he won on Saturday and Aaryn put Candice up on the block in his place.

Actually ever since Amanda was put up by "America" the house has been non-stop paranoia.  Amanda is super worried she might go up.  And late last night as Ash mentioned she started to suspect Judd of being some kind of sneaky mastermind.  18 hours later she now seems convinced that Judd is MVP this week and may have even been MVP LAST week.   The running around she has done today from HG to HG may in the end come back to haunt her.

Through all of this they still seem to be targeting Howard to go home, however Spencer is making a bit of an effort to rally the minority of the house to vote out Amanda thus making a 'bold' move.

Its really a strange season.  Helen has been completely obsessed with the Jury and her obsession has worked its way into others thinking.  We don't even know when the just starts yet but franly they should be more concerned about their alliances and not who they want out before or after Jury.

Some have called today the most boring day of the season.  I don't think thats the case but it certainly hasn't been one to write a huge blog post about.  So with that I sign off ;)

Saturday
Jul132013

The Night Owl

Tonight was a night of confessions, house meetings, love fests, and fights.  After the feeds came back from trivia earlier tonight, we learned pretty quickly that Kaitlin and Aaryn had been nominated.  Neither of them are the target (that's Jeremy), but Helen and her alliance (the rest of the house minus Spencer and  Howard) wanted to put them up just in case Jeremy wins veto so that they can send Aaryn home in a worst case scenario situation. 

After nominations, the confessions began.  I don't remember who was first, but at some point each member of the alliance formerly known as The Moving Company spilled their guts to the various members of the house.  Most had already told Helen before nominations (Howard being the only exception) but Spencer and Howard felt the need to hold a meeting in HOH minus BlondeTourage and Amanda and McCrae.  They confessed their actions in the MC and also left a lot of things out.  They blamed asome things on members not present (Nick and Jeremy) and it ended in a  "Kumbaya let's all hold hands and be good people" love fest.  Am I watching Big Brother? Because I feel like this is turning into something completely different. Spencer claimed that the reason he voted out Nick was because his family would not like him being in an alliance with people "who make offensive comments and slurs against women".  I assume he was talking about Jeremy, but the irony in that of course is that Spencer himself is currently on unpaid leave from his job due to the offensive comments he himself has said about women in the house. 

Helen cried at least 15 times during the course of the day and night, but when Spencer and Howard gave their speeches, she and Andy decided to turn it on extra thick.  She cried and she lectured about people lying.  She talked about how they had to make sure the "good people" win the game and that the "evil people" don't.  I seriously can't with Helen.  I wanted to like her, but I just can't.  She has a terrible case of HOH-itis and victim syndrome rolled into one making her a gigantic pain in the ass.   Andy decided it would be better for his game to pretend that he is still mad at Spencer and splash water on his face to pretend he was crying. What that actually has to do with game play I have NO idea.  I think he was just really hoping they would call him to the DR to talk about it.  I personally hope they DO start calling him in more so I can have a break from his constant feed bombing all over the place. 

Amanda and McCrae decided that when Elissa got her MVP notification (since everyone knew it would be her) they wanted her to put up Howard so the he could either win veto and they could BD Jeremy, or they could send Howard home if Jeremy got to play in veto and won.  Amanda is all about getting Howard out because she knows that he does not trust her and would like to see her leave. 

After Elissa got her MVP confirmation, she told McCrae.  McCrae told her he would take the heat and tell everyone that he got MVP (WHAT?!).   Why he would want to put an extra target on his back bigger than Amanda already is, I have no idea..but whatever..it's what he did. 

Amanda still feeling confident that she could control everything including the MVP nomination decided to start a fight with Candice about Howard going up on the block because Candice had pleaded with Elissa and Helen and McCrae to please keep Howard off the block and put up Spencer instead.  She has grown close with Howard and told Amanda that she would feel the same way about someone wanting to put McCrae up.  Amanda refused to see the reason in this and she and Candice ended on bad terms with Candice going downstairs angry.

Amanda THEN decided it would be a good idea to fight with Howard when he was pulled upstairs to talk with McCrae to talk about being put up as the MVP nomination.  Howard was okay with going up and kept trying to apologize and squash things with Amanda, but as usual she kept beating a dead horse and wouldn't let it go. She kept telling him she wanted an apology from him for "bullying" her (since when is wanting someone out considered bullying?!) and Howard kept telling her that he WAS sorry for wanting her out etc..  Eventually they just stopped fighting about the same ridiculous things that happened last week and Howard went downstairs. 

Then, Elissa was called to the DR to make her MVP nomination.  When she returned upstairs Amanda and Helen were in the room and Elissa told Amanda that she didn't get MVP.  Amanda called her a liar and they started arguing about it.  Finally it came out that Elissa did have MVP but that she did not feel right nominating Howard and had nominated Spencer instead with the target still being Jeremy.  Her nomination could very well be due to production interference because Helen mentioned at least 3 times tonight that the DR did not want Howard nominated and then the feeds immediately cut to fish each time.  Once Amanda learned that Elissa had nominated Spencer and not Howard, she went off and started her third fight of the night.  She said she didn't understand "how Elissa could fuck them that way" and that it wasn't fair that when they protect her she would go against them and make a different nomination.  Elissa said she didn't understand why it would matter if it was Howard or Spencer on the block if Jeremy was the intended Target.  Ellissa then went on to yell at everyone in the room about how they use her and get information from her and get her to nominate people for them, but they don't ever clue her in on what THEY are doing or what THEIR alliance is thinking or who THEY are going to nominate.  The fight really didn't come to a solid conclusion, it just ended with Amanda storming downstairs with McCrae in tow so they could talk about how stupid Elissa is for going against them.  While I'm not surprised and saw this coming from a mile away from the time Amanda started trying to save Elissa to control her, I will grant Amanda the fact that Elissa knows NOTHING about how the game or nominations work.  She makes very stupid decisions about it (like putting Jeremy straight on the block knowing he will likely win veto) unless Helen is in her ear telling her exactly what to do. So really, both sides of the argument were kind of ridiculous.

Meanwhile, Spencer had a really long chat with Judd explaining to him how much he liked him and still wanted to be in an alliance with him.  he told him that everything he had told him in the last week as far as liking him and game play had been true with the exception of not outing the MC to him until today.  Judd asked him a lot of questions about the various members and Spencer told him (and told the HOH crowd earlier) about Nick's real job and going to Yale etc.. Judd was happy that he was right the first week about Nick, Spencer, Howard, and Jeremy being in an alliance.  He had been paranoid about it when he caught some of them talking late at night and was excited that his suspicions turned out to be true.

When Spencer was done talking to Judd, McCrae did damage control about the MVP nomination.  Since he had already told Howard that HE was MVP and that Howard was going up, he pulled Howard into the cockpit and spoke to him about not putting him up.  He got him to swear on the Bible about not coming after them etc..  and then ended it.  He then pulled Spencer in to talk to him about going up (since Elissa had actually already nominated him).   Spencer told him he did not mind being nominated and would take his punishment, but that he would like to not be on the outside of the alliance.  They both talked about how the reason the MC did not work was because of Jeremy being such an asshole and being cocky and paranoid.  They said they both liked Nick, but that they had to stop the alliance because they could no longer be associated with Jeremy.  After their talk, Spencer went to bed. 

Meanwhile, up in the HOH room, Elissa, Helen, and Judd were having a talk about what happened with Amanda.  Elissa started crying and saying she wanted to self evict again, but none of us are actually that lucky, and I'm pretty sure production would handcuff her to the have not room if she even TRIED to leave.  Judd and Helen both told Elissa not to let Amanda push her around because MVP is hers and it's her decision as to who goes up no matter who it is.  Later when Elissa and Helen went to bed in HOH, they both discussed having to turn on people who had protected her implying Amanda and McCrae. 

At some point when all these other things were happening, GinaMarie still dressed in Nick's hat and carrying around his coffee mug and chapstick, was told the truth about the MC alliance and who he really was via Helen.  Helen was nice to her about it and they had a good laugh.  GinaMarie decided that she does not necessarily believe Nick skates because he did not comment on her "skate shoes". *Head Desk*.  After her chat with Helen, GM was called to DR (I'm assuming to talk about what she just learned).  When she got out, Amanda decided to tell her "no one wants to hurt your feelings by telling you the truth, but Nick was saying he needed to get rid of you right away because you are so annoying".  GinaMarie let that soak in for a minute and then laughed it off.  She asked around a bit if it was true and people confirmed it.  She responded by saying she still has feelings for him and will continue to wear his hat and see what happens at the finale.  Again, I can't make this stuff  up. She is REALLY like this.  According to Judd, she now sleeps with the coffee mug that Nick drank out of.  I'm thinking the only thing GM might win out of this season is a straight jacket and a ride to the asylum.

Amanda had a long chat with Aaryn telling her that she was in a good position because everyone wants Jeremy out.  Aaryn told Amanda that Kaitlin said that if Jeremy goes this week she is just going to self evict after him because she doesn't want to be there anymore. Aaryn asked why she is the bigger threat than Kaitlin and Amanda told her that it was because she is stronger and could win HOH.  Aaryn countered that by saying "yeah, but I don't have any votes on my side and even if I won HOH all I could do is nominate whoever the house wanted out. People should just be using me as a tool".

After that chat, pretty much everyone went to bed except for McCrae and Amanda who laid downstairs a while longer alternating kissing and talking about how "stupid" everyone is who isn't going along with their plan.  They then went to bed too.

The HGs have been on lockdown all night, so Veto should be played sometime this morning, and that will seal the fate of either Jeremy, Aaryn, or Spencer.  As always you can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight updates. Until tomorrow night...

Friday
Jun212013

Scott's Initial Impressions - Howard

Howard Overby, 29

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Current City: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Youth Counselor

“God is a concept by which we measure our pain” – John Lennon

I don’t have much to say about Howard. He’s soft-spoken, likable, but way too much of his chatter is about his faith. It’s anything and everything about him, although, like all Jesus freak Big Brother contestants, there is wiggle room for cheating and lying.

Weirdly, there is also a big penis joke in the conversation…and then 30 seconds later we’re back to church talk.

He does actually seem to know the show a bit, name-dropping Kazer and Danielle (the first one, not the brat) as people he admires from the past.

Howard will do well. Being a youth counselor will help him mix with all different groups of people. The bro’s will love him, the girls will ogle him. Candice will follow him around with a marriage proposal in her dreams. He’ll be a comp king, although his big…feet…will hurt him in endurance comps (at least according to Brandon’s claims during his season). Look for him to be final four.