A lot happened tonight, but most of it will be inconsequential in the long run. For most of the day and night Candice did not leave the have-not room and stayed in her airplane bed under a cover. She had determined that she was likely going to be the target when she is put up today/tomorrow and she felt that had been the plan all along. She was also dealing with Howard not being happy with her for trying to campaign on his behalf in addition to most of the HGs talking shit about her to varying degrees.
While Candice stayed in bed there was another stupid nail party up in the HOH. All the girls plus Andy and minus Candice participated this time while the boys downstairs had a pizza making party. Much wine and beer was partaken of at the nail party upstairs and all the girls aside from GinaMarie and Amanda (have-nots) were quite tipsy after leaving the party.
While Helen, Elissa, Jessie, and Andy continued to drink, Amanda told Judd that the general consensus of the nail party is that he is being mean this week and so he needs to be nicer to the girls and kiss a little ass. She told him she did damage control by telling them that he was a have-not/not feeling good/having anxiety, but that he still needed to be nicer and that Jessie was upset that he was not being more "lovey" with her. So after checking in on Candice to see if she needed anything, off he went to the HOH to girl bond.
Meanwhile Amanda went in to speak to Candice about what was going on with her. They had a VERY long discussion in which Candice told her how she felt and Amanda tried to explain to her that none of this was personal and that it was all game. She told her that she needed to take her personal feelings for Howard out of it and not to give up. They also talked about Aaryn and Amanda tried to explain to her that the Aaryn thing was also a personal issue and not related to the game. Candice told her she understood all of that, but that if it was Amanda up against McCrae on the block or if she had been attacked for being Jewish, she would be emotional too. While Amanda was talking to Candice, Helen and Elissa took it upon themselves to listen to the whole conversation at the door.
After a while Helen and Elissa got tired of listening in on the conversation and decided to just insert themselves into it. Helen did a lot of self victimizing and martyring of herself as well as telling Candice that she (Candice) could not work with someone who has been lying to her (Helen) for the WHOLE game. Did I mention Helen was still drinking?
The conversation eventually wound down after Candice admitted to them that Spencer had been the one to encourage her to campaign for Howard and that he told her what to say to Helen last night. I don't know if that part is actually true or not. I missed the conversation Candice had with Spencer about campaigning, but I don't doubt it. Once the conversation was over, Candice finally emerged from the have-not room to move around the house and go outside for a bit. This made me happy since until tonight I was pretty sure Candice had given up all will to live in the game and might self evict. I'm not sure she is cut out for BB, but I do feel bad when someone gets so down they become that isolated and cry that much.
For a while it was all fun and drunk games as Helen loudly blabbed about things and Andy threw a lime in the pool and made jokes about Nick that made GinaMarie freak out. The drunk people were tipsy and the have-nots smoked. Didn't last long though.
After the conversation with Candice Amanda went up to the HOH room to talk to Aaryn and GinaMarie about how Spencer was the one to blame for Candice's "threatening" campaigns last night. She told them that this means they can't go after Candice next, but instead need to go after Spencer and make sure that he is the next one out.
This conversation was apparently upsetting to Aaryn (who was also drunk) because she does not want Candice back in the game. At 2 different times during the night she had Spencer up in the HOH room alone to tell him that she thinks Howard is a good man and that she does not want him to go home. She wants Candice to be the target. During her second talk with him she admitted to him that it was not Helen who wanted Howard nominated and out, it was Amanda. She told him that now she felt trapped like there was nothing she could do because Amanda was now saying that Candice wasn't even a target anymore.
Downstairs, Drunk Helen told Drunk Elissa that Jessie was now a problem and that she was trying to play head games with them. She told Elissa that she couldn't get Aaryn alone without Jessie and that she was now sure that Jessie was the one that told lies about Kaitlin to get her out of the house and make sure they kept Aaryn so that she could get Elissa and Helen to target Aaryn next. What?! Anyway, the two of them made a drunken plan to tell Jessie how much they love Aaryn and want to keep her now just to drive Jessie crazy. Helen also apologized to the camera for evicting Kaitlin (of course).
The "Goof Troop" alliance minus Judd/plus Jessie had a meeting in the cockpit to make sure they were all still on the same page to get Howard out and then target Spencer next. They as of now are planning to tell Howard that things are fine and that he is okay and then blindside him on Thursday if they can. Chances are it won't be a true blindside though since they already told Candice she is absolutely staying.
Aaryn came outside for a while and told Amanda and Judd about her conversations with Spencer and said that she was just trying to make him think that she was low on their totem pole and trying to cover her bases with Spencer. Amanda told Aaryn that she is actually staying for a long time and that Elissa and others were all going well before she would ever be gone.
Helen held court in the storage room where for a while she had a drunk love fest conversation with GinaMarie and then later had a conversation with Howard. Helen told GM that she would likely win America's favorite player and discussed Nick with her for a while. Howard told Helen that if he was going to be put on the block next to Candice, he would rather have them keep her and send him home.
Andy listened in at the door while Helen and Howard were talking and then went to talk to Helen afterwords. He told her that he realized Howard was a nice guy but that was the reason he has to go. He later reported everything back to Amanda and the rest of his alliance. He told Amanda and McCrae that he and Helen just think Howard is probably a nice guy outside of the game. Amanda freaked out and went into the "but Howard BULLIED me" speech. Andy told her to please not pull a Judd and just trust him that he and Helen are solid.
While Andy was talking to Helen and the others, Howard and Candice got into a fight about everything that Helen and Amanda told Candice earlier in the night. They told her that Howard had not protected her and was campaigning against her and so she was mad at him about it. Howard told her that he was sincerely sorry for whatever he had done, but that he was surprised that she would believe the lies of people coming in to talk to her about him. He also told her he knew that she was definitely staying in the house and that he just wanted her to get herself right and ready for the next HOH. The fight went in circles for a really long time as do most Howard and Candice conversations.
After the fight, Spencer and Howard went into the cockpit to talk about game. Judd came in and told Howard that he was planning on keeping him but that he thinks Candice is going up. Howard told Judd that he had just had a discussion with Helen in which he told her that if he and Candice were going to be pitted together, he would rather have them keep Candice and send him home. He explained to Judd that it made no sense to him that everyone had been supposedly targeting GinaMarie and Aaryn, but now that Helen was pulling Aaryn's strings, suddenly it would be Candice going up and not GM. He said that there was also another person on the block that could be voted out (Amanda) and that he had never seen a season where the whole house felt the need to vote together a certain way just because one or two people in power say so. Andy popped in on the conversation and Howard explained it to him as well.
Howard made very good points to Judd and Andy about people playing just to get to jury and people just doing what the people who are going to beat them in the end are telling them to do, but unfortunately it I am sure it falls on deaf ears since Judd and Andy are solidly aligned with Amanda, McCrae, Helen, and Elissa.
While this conversation was going on, Amanda and McCrae were outside discussing how they may not trust Andy and Judd. Amanda has decided she is not sure she trusts Judd anymore because he lied (even though he admitted it to her) about Kaitlin wanting Helen out. The conversation between the two of them started to get heated when Amanda started trying to obviously pull people into the cockpit to talk to them in front of Spencer and the two ended up fighting with Amanda storming out angry. I missed a LOT of the conversation before the fight due to listening to the conversation with Howard, Judd, Spencer, and Andy, but I THINK it was mostly about Amanda being paranoid and not trusting people in their alliance.
Things are still going right now. Amanda is in the Hammock, McCrae in the cockpit and Spencer and Judd are talking on the outside couch. A LOT of game talk is happening and it's fun to watch them scramble, but I don't think it changes anything. I'm still pretty certain Howard will be going home on Thursday. I will update if any more happens while I am still awake. The veto meeting should be sometime this morning, and I expect barring something crazy drastic happening, Candice will be put on the block after Spencer takes himself off. As always you guys can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight feed updates. Until tomorrow night...
Amanda and McCrae are not trying to hash everything out in the cockpit. Amanda is crying and blaming things on being a have-not. McCrae is mad at her for not trusting him, and Amanda is mad at McCrae for not trusting her... ooookay.
Upon re-listening to a little of the original fight, it sounds like the two of them were discussing only thinking that Andy was loyal to them and needing to make a new final 4 because they do not necessarily trust Judd. Amanda kept saying Judd was going to try to flip the house on her because he doesn't trust them. McCrae told her not to attack him the way she did about the Kaitlin. Then they discussed the votes Judd would be able to get if he flipped. McCrae said you can tell he doesn't trust them because he gets nervous around them. Amanda said she wants Aaryn in their final 4 because she trusts Aaryn more. Amanda admitted that earlier she told Andy about Judd's Kaitlin lie that she wasn't supposed to tell Andy about. They eventually started running the same circles of "why don't you trust me?" "no why don't YOU trust ME?" and all hell broke loose.
In reality, Judd is probably more with them than any of the rest of their alliance, but it sounds like he needs to wake up and find a new one...and fast. I hope he does anyway.