It's been a busy 24 hours in the Big Brother house. When I first turned on the feeds early in the day on Thursday, everyone was all atwitter about the MVP nomination. Elissa had chosen David and his mane of blonde to sit in the third nomination chair. She revealed to McCrae that she actually was the MVP which otherwise would have remained secret from the HGs leaving her nomination anonymous. McCrae told Amanda and the news flew like wildfire from there. Lots of the HGS, the girls especially, started talking about and getting worked up about all the things Elissa has done in the house, including lying about who her sister was and having confrontations with many of the other girls. This eventually led to a confrontation between Elissa and Jeremy, and at some point left Elissa sort of fake crying and duckfacing reminiscent of another member of her family.
There was lots of talking among the girls and a few of the guys about getting Elissa out this week. Their plan was to hopefully have David throw the veto comp so that whoever won could pull off one of the original nominations and have McCrae put Elissa up so that they could vote her out. Most of them made it clear to McCrae what they wanted and really put the pressure on. At one point, Amanda even tried to convince Elissa that maybe she should just quit.
However, McCrae and Helen, as well as a few other members of his alliance had other ideas. He fully intended to put Elissa up if the situation arose to do so, but the plan among his alliance is to vote out David anyway unbeknownst to the girls and few guys who want her gone. Helen seems to be one of the main supporters of this idea along with Andy, Nick, and Judd.
The veto was played and McCrae was once again victorious. At this point I think he may be hurting his game a little to be winning so much so fast. I'm rooting for the kid, but he may find himself forced to win in order to stay in the house soon if the rest of the HGs start to see him as a huge threat. Immediately after the competition, Nick and McCrae went up to the HOH room to discuss what the best move would be since he was now in power of the veto. They eventually came to the agreement that it would be better to take down Candice and put Elissa up, but to make sure that David and all his crazy tresses were voted out anyway to the shock of all those that vote for Elissa to leave.
Nick and McCrae are two of my very favorites, but I have to say my hopes were shattered when it turned out to be THEM rather than production trying to keep the other Reilly in the house. I understand their reasoning though. Keeping Elissa in the house does leave someone in with a large target on her back. It also gets out David who is in a showmance alliance with Jeremy, Jessie, and Aaryn. Between David and Elissa, David is most likely the bigger threat to McCrae, Nick, Judd, Andy, Amanda, Spencer, Howard, and Helen (the group planning to keep Elissa) as Elissa has no real alliance. Nick continued to talk to David at different timed of the night discussing surfing and skateboarding and reassuring David that he of course is safe since Elissa is the target (and the Oscar goes to..).
David seems to be none the wiser and trust that he is going to be okay. He did have some awkward tiffs with Aaryn earlier in the day, but for the most part those were about him chatting with Elissa and he really doesn't seem to be all that concerned.
After all the veto game talk, everything calmed down and went back to normal. Jessie returned to obsessing about why Nick sleeps with GinaMarie now instead of her and wondering if he is gay since he is not giving her attention. Last night she was traumatized that Jeremy was more into Kaitlin, but since Kaitlina and Jeremy are spending more time together, she had now returned to her former choice of unreciprocated interest. She decided to take a bubble bath with Aaryn to discuss this with Amanda also present to explain the things too difficult for her to understand.
Speaking of Amanda, I have NO idea where this girls head is at. She seems to be into everyone's business at all times, and she talks to everyone about everyone else. Each time she talks to everyone she seems to be completely on that person's side. I really want to like this girl, but I think she is making herself into a HUGE target by doing so much talking. The one person I think she really IS loyal to right now is McCrae, but he is HOH, so there is no telling where she will go when the power shifts.
I am really starting to enjoy Andy tonight. As far as alliances, he seems to be in pretty tight with McCrae and possibly Nick, and his humor has really started to stand out. I think his intelligent quick wit is going to be great entertainment if he is able to stick around. Unfortunately, he is another that is on board with keeping the Reilly beast in the house, but I can live with those shortcomings for now I suppose, and again, I understand why as players they are doing it. Also, I'm not completely convinced that Andy is keeping Elissa. He tells a different story depending on who he is talking to, and he is very good at it, and very good at being casual about it. I think his vote could easily still be up in the air and no one is really the wiser about it.
I haven't seen much of Candice or Kaitlin tonight other than some laying around in the room that used to be "the lounge" among other names (I don't think they have named the rooms yet this year), with each other and Jeremy and Judd. They mostly just talked about areas where they feel fat and boring things of that nature. There was a little Elissa bashing here and there, but nothing out of the norm. At some point there was a giant game of chess, but this broke up pretty quickly.
Spencer and Howard seem to be very close, and had some conversatoins over the night about the positives and negatives of keeping Elissa around, but I am not sure what conclusion (if any) they actually came to. I am fairly certain they are still leaning on the side of keeping Elissa though.
After a while the game talk seemed to die off almost completely and everything just turned to nonsense conversations about everything from sports to what sounds a starfish can make. Gina Marie rubbed her crotch on a few people (not kidding). Amanda played "milk the cow" using her own boobs as udders. There was a long discussion about who farts when they pee, and other random silliness.
Right now the plan seems to be to nominate Elissa and then blindside David, but we all know this is subject to change. There are a lot of things (including production) to take into consideration, and days in the BB house always bring quite a few flip flops anyway. I'm personally hoping the "keep Elissa" plan goes south and she walks, but I am seriously doubting that will even be allowed to happen. We shall have to wait and see though. Until then, it's all up to what our long haired HOH decides to do when the POV ceremony is held.
Oh, this also happened and I have no really good explanation for it:
What do you all think of the season so far? Who are your favorites? I think we are off to a pretty good start. I cannot stress ENOUGH how much I am enjoying this cast of new kids vs the old rehashed HGs. Until tomorrow night...