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...