Here we go with what can only be described as the beginning of the end. After we view what some will ultimately describe as a surprising eviction (except to those viewing the feeds), we’ll commence with the first of three competitions that will crown the final HOH. In exactly one week, we will see who is the winner of season ten of Big Brother!
Don’t forget, there will also be what should be an interesting meeting between Dan and Michelle, thanks to his luxury competition win. I’m sure I’m not the only person whose not looking forward to seeing that shrew once again.
After Julie reads the cue cards, we start the show with the reaction to the nominations of Memphis and Jerry. Of course, we do, as we have all season…and every season before this. Dan babbles again about the Renegade Alliance, and how this nomination is to hide the obvious from the other two. Memphis says they did this so that “Dan (can) get Keesha’s trust, and Jerry will come to me to go to war with Dan and Keesha. If this all works out, then me and Dan will control this house.”
Keesha is seen hugging Dan, and says in the diary room that “it’s really nice to not be on the block”. Yeah, we know it “sucks” when you’re nominated. She’s buying into the idea that Dan may prefer her over Memphis.
Jerry also falls hook, line, and sinker (to borrow one of his clichés) to their move. “Dan betraying Memphis for the second time allows me now to go to Memphis to try to make an agreement to go to the final two. I think Dan has a commitment to Keesha to keep her in the game.”
Sure enough, Jerry approaches a reclining Memphis and asks him “if he’s serious about going all the way”. Memphis jumps up and complains to Jerry how Dan keeps pissing him off. Memphis laughs as Jerry walks away, and Memphis talks about how “all their plans are falling into place. It makes you feel confident.”
Meanwhile, Keesha is upstairs with Dan, and asks him if Memphis knew he was putting him up. “I told him like real late.” He also says that Memphis was a little upset, and Keesha adds that it was a bit awkward after the meeting was over. She thinks that the two of them have a connection that the others don’t, and that it’s “rare that people actually have each other’s backs”. Oh, you poor deluded bombshell.
The watch Jerry and Memphis on the spy cam (actually, it clearly looks overdubbed), and Keesha complains how “you’ve got Jerry putting stuff into everybody’s ears”. Dan reminds Keesha that the veto competition is really important, and then again repeats it to us in the diary room. Yes, we get it! He does add that if Jerry or Keesha win, they’ll be able to influence how it’s used.
We move back to Jerry and Memphis, and Jerry says that “all I ask is that I’m not being played for a fool…because she’s much too happy right now”. Memphis nonchalantly assures him, and again points out that it’s all about the POV. “You’re my only hope, baby”, Jerry strangely shouts.
The Renegades finally meet up in the HOH, and again we see a badly overdubbed spy cam as Dan asks about Jerry’s questioning in the kitchen. They all have a good laugh over his constant babbling. “I tell you, it will be a great pleasure if I get to send his ass out the door.” Dan again talks about the importance of the veto competition.
After the commercials, everybody but Jerry is sitting outside talking about Dan’s trip out of the house. He’s then called to the diary room, and he puts on a blindfold to make his way to the helicopter. In the limo and the helicopter, he marvels at various sights. He does admit that he’s a bit concerned about meeting up with Michelle, and hopes that the limo and helicopter ride will help calm her down about him.
He finally lands, and we now see her coming in. Dan says that she has no idea who she’s meeting, but that somebody from the house selected her. “I think she’d expect any one of the house guests to select her except for me.” He hides behind the helicopter, and jumps out to surprise her.
Dan says that she has yet to see the “charming” Dan, and that this may be what could swing her vote. He makes a joke in his prayer, and tells us his plan is to pump her with wine. He tells her that the rest of the house doesn’t know about the meeting, and that Jerry is suspicious. She tells us that Dan told her she was picked because he felt bad about her Hawaii trip being taken away. Ok, Michelle, for the last time, it wasn’t taken away. You lost the competition. She admits that she doesn’t quite believe him, though, but is happy to be at the beach.
He asks her if she hates him, and she asks if everybody knew of the plan. He admits that the other four did know, and that the move also benefited them (but he’s not throwing them under the bus). She seems to be buying this. Catholic boy, you’re good. He asks her what would happen if it came down to him and Memphis, and Michelle thinks she could sway people his way. We end the segment with shots of them swimming and kayaking. Ugh. (BTW, this trip is taken out of order from the actual show. This trip happened after the veto competition.)
It’s now time for the veto competition, and they walk out to see the “Stairway to Veto”. They have to walk up steps, and pick a name that matches the two clues on either side of the steps.
Before we begin, we have to hear one more time all the babble about the importance of this competition…although Dan says it’s in his best interest to not win. What would be best for him is for Memphis to win “to get some blood on his hands”.
They’re all pretty even at the beginning, and Keesha brags that she’s good at “clues”. Memphis and Jerry aren’t so sure, and both seem to be struggling. Dan is plugging along, though, and is worried because he can’t see how far everybody else is. Once he gets to the top, he realizes that he has to slow down, and purposely starts putting up the same names to indicate to the others that he’s not doing well.
Memphis and Keesha are pretty close to each other, but Memphis gets to the final slot first. Dan continues to pretend he’s playing, and Memphis finally selects the correct answer to win the veto!
Jerry again says that he has no allies in the game, but he needs Memphis to save him. “Do I trust him to do it? I don’t know.” Keesha, though, is worried that Memphis won’t honor their final two deal.
The Renegades again meet up in the HOH to give their stupid handslap and jump around congratulating themselves. Memphis, though, says that they have to “make an educated decision” about who to evict. Uh oh, Keesha. Dan says they now have to think about who will do better in the final HOH competitions. Again, uh oh, Keesha. They both agree that Jerry will do awful in the endurance competition. Ohnoes, Keesha.
Speaking of Keesha, she shows up at the HOH and immediately asks Memphis if he’s going to vote her out. They all have a good laugh at it, and Dan points out that now he has to put her up. “My fate lies in your guys’ hands, again.” Oh yes, it’s funny, Keesha, but will the joke be on you. She does give a second glance, though, when Memphis tells her it’s a good thing she hasn’t unpacked from the last eviction. Suddenly, the room goes quiet, and Keesha heads downstairs.
We now see Keesha doing her toe nails, and it suddenly comes to her little brain that they are going to evict her. “I don’t want to be cut off right now. (It’s) way too close.” She heads up to the HOH and again asks if she’s being evicted. She looks at Memphis and says, “I can tell by the look on your face. You’re getting rid of me. I can tell by the way you’re acting.” Memphis denies it, but she has it figured out. Dan adds “you guys?” to remind Keesha that it’s Memphis who chooses the eviction this week, and Keesha wants to be told if that’s the case. “Whoever sends me out of here better not think they’re getting my vote, that’s for damned sure. (They) better not think I’m not going to do anything I can to change their minds in the jury house, too.” She leaves, and Dan just says “holy shit”.
Wow, I can’t believe they’re showing this clip! Memphis heads downstairs and asks for a hug, but Keesha refuses. She again asks if he’s going to tell her, or at least tell her why, but all Memphis will say is that he’s sorry. Memphis heads out to the living room, and Keesha follows him out to confront both of them. “I’m so stupid. I stuck up for both of you! And you’re keeping Jerry!” (To see the entire segment, go search on veoh.com.)
Dan attempts to tell Keesha that he had no knowledge of this plan, and that he’s upset about it. “This whole time I’ve been trying to find a way to keep you.” Memphis listens as she continues about how she’s “always had his back”. In the diary room, Memphis admits that this eviction could “be a $500,000 decision”. Could he be having second thoughts as he overhears Keesha saying she’d never vote for him?
We now head to the living room, and Julie Chen shows the clip of Jessie dressed as the gorilla. Keesha doesn’t seem too amused this time. Ok, she finally cracks a smile. For some reason, Julie notes that she didn’t get along with Jessie when he was in the house, so what would she have said to him if she knew he was the gorilla? “I probably wouldn’t have been so giddy.” Memphis is then asked about his guess of “fruitless exit” in the luxury competition. He knows it was awful.
Dan is then asked about his trip. He says it was awesome, and that being a Midwestern kid it was great to see everything. Finally, Jerry is asked about being on the block for the fourth time. Jerry tries to crack a joke about buying the house. Yeah, it falls flat. Well, Julie laughs.
It’s now time for the veto meeting and eviction. Obviously, Memphis decides to take himself off the block. Jerry stands up and babbles his usual stuff about being in the house. Keesha then says that she has nothing to say to Memphis, but wants to say something to a visibly uncomfortable Dan. “I want to thank you so much for being there for me the last couple of days. It’s been really rough, and I don’t know what I would have done without you. So I want to wish you good luck in this game.”
With that said, it’s now time for Memphis to evict one of the two. Guess who he chooses? Yes, it’s Keesha. She hugs Jerry and Dan, who hands her a message and whispers something in her ear. “Finish it.” What does Memphis think of this exchange?
Wow, we see Dan and Memphis arguing as we wait for the interview with Keesha. “You’re out of your mind if you think I’m taking you!” Is this a Renegades show, or the real thing? Jerry doesn’t say a word.
Keesha is asked by Julie what Dan whispered as she walked out, and she says he confided that he took Michelle on the trip. She says it’s “huge”, but at least she’s smart enough to know that it’s for her vote. As for what he handed her, it ended up just saying “hot” on the bottom of a rubber ducky.
Time for a tough question from Julie – well, sort of a tough question. What did Keesha think of Memphis evicting her? “I was shocked” is the obvious answer. “I figured it out last night on my own. Jerry was acting too calm in the house. When Jerry is flustered, he usually shows it. He’s not good at hiding his emotions. Jerry was very calm, so I knew that Jerry knew that he was told he was safe.” She adds that she’s very hurt, because she’s always been there for him, and even found votes at one point to save him.
We end, as always, with the goodbye messages. Memphis says that “this is very hard” but apologizes, and says it only makes sense for him. He hopes that she forgives him. Jerry claims that it would be a “surprise” to him if she sees this because it would show that her “alliance wasn’t good to the end”. Dan puts up a good front about how he tried to save her, and that “it’s really hard to see her go”.
So it all comes down to the final HOH competition, and the first part is called “A Wing and a Prayer”. They’re all strapped atop a miniature airplane this is raised a few feet off the ground, and as you may expect the last person standing is the winner. We end the show with a final shot of them, with “turbulence” now added.
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Here we go with what can only be described as the beginning of the end. After we view what some will ultimately describe as a surprising eviction (except to those viewing the feeds), we’ll commence with the first of three competitions that will crown the final HOH. In exactly one week, we will see who is the winner of season ten of Big Brother!
When we last saw the cast, they were surprised (and frightened) by a nearly naked sumo wrestler sitting in their living room. Tonight we find out why this creature was in the house, along with the typical scheming, HOH schmaltz-fest, and what shapes up to be the most anticlimactic nomination ceremony ever.
So we start with the reaction to Renny’s eviction. A tearful Keesha says she “adores” her and that it was “really hard to watch her walk out the door”. Guess what, she says it “sucks”. Jerry, though, after thanking Renny for her cooking, says that his reign as HOH was “successful” because it kept him around another week. “It was a failure, (though), because I didn’t send Dan home.”
The Renegades are obviously happy. Memphis says his plan was to get rid of Renny, “and it happened. At this point, with Renny gone, any of us can win.” Dan adds that because everybody in the jury house loves Renny, it was important to send her packing. “People would love to give her the money.”
We see one final embrace between Renny and Keesha before we head to the aftermath. Watching the wall of pictures, Keesha says “her picture should have never turned black and white because Renny is a star; the person who lights up the room when she walks in.”
Moving on to the HOH competition, Dan pats himself on the back for his “huge win. This key right here ensures that I have a one in three chance at $500,000.” Memphis is also happy, but pretends that being put on the block last time by him was not pre-planned. “If he puts me on the block again, I’m going to hurt him.” Here’s a hint, Memphis. Don’t suggest it then!
Keesha is not happy with herself, especially since she’s FINALLY figured out that Dan is closer to Memphis than her. Jerry states the obvious about how there is only one more HOH left in the game, and then babbles about how the “house is against me every day, and I do have to find a way to break this house apart.” I love how he gets such a sympathetic edit.
Now we end the recap portion with the introduction of the sumo wrestler. They’re all a bit hesitant to approach him, and Dan suggests that since Jerry is “the toughest one here”, he should take him on. “No way, Jose”, he responds.
Keesha becomes even more scared when the wrestler tells the house in a foreign language that he’s sitting on the info they need. “Does anyone know how to translate”, asks Dan. This time it’s Keesha’s turn to state the obvious. “The sumo wrestler was huge. Huge! Huge!” Yeah, we get it, sweetie.
Memphis says that maybe they have to wrestle him for the money. Now that I’d pay to watch. As Memphis talks about how they didn’t know what to do, the sumo guy suddenly stands up…which causes all four of them to jump back a step. Underneath his huge, stanky ass is an envelope, which he sits back down on. Dan asks why he’s there, and again we get the foreign babbling, along with an overdubbed gong noise. “I guess we know where the earthquake came from”, Dan attempts to joke.
Jerry just sits down to watch, but Dan finally notices the envelope. He moves closer to the wrestler, and snatches it the next time he stands up. He reads the note inside, which tells them that they will be having a luxury competition that involves a trip out of the house for the winner that “could impact the game”.
They all have awful guesses for what this means. Memphis thinks it’s a sushi dinner; Jerry guesses something about a “tea house”; Keesha goes on about a show. Dan somehow believes they can ship the winner to Japan. Somehow Jerry also guesses that it’s a trip to Vegas, but Keesha really sums it all up by saying “I really am lost”. Yeah, you are.
The wrestler finally leaves, and Jerry immediately jumps on the “could impact the game” line. Dan and Memphis run off to celebrate Dan’s victory, and the possibility of this luxury prize.
Keesha is more melancholy, though, and Dan attempts to cheer her up. She says “it gets pretty hard when people start to mean something to you”, and warns him that Jerry is “going to try to get between us”. She wonders if the three of them will make it to the end. “I hope so, as long as Jerry doesn’t win the POV”, Dan answers. She really “hopes” they would pick her over Jerry, she says in the diary room, but doubt is starting to creep in. Damn, she’s looking fantastic, though.
Moving on to later that night (or some night), we see Keesha sitting outside with tears running down her face. “It’s just really hard being in here without Renny. We just knew that we had each other’s backs. These guys both have each other’s backs, as far as I’m concerned. For the first time, I’m going to be alone, but I’m going to give them a run for their money.”
Poor Memphis is now stuck outside with Jerry, who talks about how “two people are going to win it”. You think, Jerry? Ugh. He whines about how it’s so rough for him because he couldn’t compete in the HOH, and about how he has “a couple of kids who really need some help”. Get the violins out now, BB producers! Jerry admits that he’s “grasping at straws”, and we hear that he knows the jury house is going to vote “for a woman” if they make it to the finals. Whatever, old man, but Memphis is now starting to question who is the best person to take with them.
Time for some time-wasting segments – the boys have a pet spider named Ted, and they like to catch bugs for him to consume It’s bad enough we have to endure this on Showtime, but we don’t need it replay it here. Keesha is horrified, as are most of the viewers. Being a biology teacher, though, Dan thinks it’s “the coolest thing ever!”
Speaking of boring segments, we now see Dan run out to announce the opening of his HOH room…to crickets. Well, to be fair, they’re just not in earshot of his announcement, and when he finds them they do all run upstairs. Damn, his girlfriend looks hot, and Memphis laughs at the earlier conspiracy theories that Ollie and April had. Jerry goes on about how Dan used to be fat, which Dan says is not a good idea to get on his good side. Dan reads a letter from his dad, who has nice things to say about everybody…”even Jerry”.
For some reason, we now get a shot of everybody sleeping intermixed with shots of a bunch of statues in the backyard, along with a contortionist and a gorilla. This silly creature runs into the diary room to reveal that he’s actually Jessie. “Who else can fill out this suit?” Oh boy. He still can’t read very well, as he struggles to narrate how he’s there to give them a “rude awakening”.
After commercials, Jessie runs out and wakes everybody up. Trust me, it’s not quite like when Evel Dick wakes up the house. Keesha claims it’s “surreal”. Is it? Is it really? Dan the Brainiac figures out that because yesterday they had the sumo wrestler the gorilla must also have something to do with the luxury competition. “(It’s) not everyday you’re awakened by a gorilla.”
They run outside to see the statues, and Dan first notices the contortionist. “There’s another female in the house, and I’ve been staring at the same ones for the past 60 days.” Keesha describes all of the statues, but doesn’t add a lot to the setup.
Everything is there to possibly be a part of a puzzle, and the person who figures it out gets the trip. Jerry wants to win it because he’s still stuck on that phrase about impacting the game. “I can use any advantage I can get.”
The game begins, and all four just kind of circle around the objects, and we again hear from Dan how this game works. Jessie the Gorilla mainly follows Dan around, and imitates his every move. Memphis finds him funny, though.
Jerry pulls the bell first, and makes a “hear no evil/see no evil” guess. They all get three guesses, though, so we don’t know if he’s right. Jessie the Gorilla covers up an object, and Keesha explains that as the time goes on the gorilla is covering up objects that don’t feature in the correct answer. Memphis scares her by barking when she approaches the wolf statue. She then rings the bell and guesses “where sleeping dogs lie”.
The gorilla covers up the emu, which makes Jerry realize that his guess was wrong. Dan and Memphis continue to wander around the backyard. Jerry again rings the bell, and guesses “diamonds are a girl’s bestfriend”. Come on, Jerry.
The gorilla covers up more objects, and the house guests all laugh at him. Keesha rings the bell again, and answers “blew it” because of nonsensical reasons. Suddenly, the contortionist gets up and leaves, and Dan is heartbroken.
The time is clicking down, and Jerry doesn’t want to waste his last guess. Dan hasn’t’ answered yet, because of some dumb football rule about “don’t go until you know”. Hmmm, I haven’t heard that one before. Jerry goes ahead and does ring it, and after pissing everybody off by making a cocky wave now guesses “a dog is a man’s best friend”. Jerry! It’s not a contest of clichés! It has to do with the game. He realizes pretty quickly that he was wrong with all three.
Memphis has two guesses left, but has no clue. Keesha rings in with another selection, and she babbles “don’t count your chickens until your eggs are hatched”. Oh, girl! Memphis admits that he’s awful at these types of games, and Jessie calls him a baby. Dan finally rings in with a guess, and he goes with “bury the hatchet”. Memphis rings in next, but tells Dan that he’s just going to say something. He guesses “fruitless exit”, and he knows it’s wrong.
With time winding down, the gorilla shakes Jerry’s hand and makes “the noise” that he supposedly made all the time. Jessie brags in the diary room about how “they didn’t see that coming until right at the end”. Ugh, you’re really not that clever.
With the contest over, they now see a gorilla hand hanging below Jessie’s picture, and Keesha says it “explains why he didn’t want anything to do with me”. Good one, girlfriend. Jerry agrees that it was him. They all sit down to wait for the results.
Dan says he’s very confident that he had the right phrase, but he’s concerned that Jerry or Keesha had it before him. The living room screen comes on, and the winner of this boring, drawn-out contest is…commercial time.
When we come back, it is indeed Dan who won. He’s a bit full of himself as he talks about how he’s “on a roll”. He’s called to the diary room, where he opens an envelope that tells him that he gets a private helicopter trip to a remote beach. The catch is that he can take either one of his current housemates or a jury member of his choice! He says that he’s leaning towards taking a jury member, because choosing anybody left in the house could create problems. He thinks that choosing Michelle might help him get a vote, since she was supposedly screwed out of the Hawaiian trip, along with her eviction last week. After some cut shots of him, he does indeed choose Michelle.
He comes out of the diary room, and tells everybody about the prize. He knows he can’t tell them that he’s taking a jury member, so he tells them that he’s going alone because he “didn’t want to create any animosity in the house”. Keesha says it was a smart move, but Jerry points out that maybe he’s going to visit the jury. He again brings up the “change the game” line, and Dan pretends to be concerned. In the diary room, Jerry adds that “it’s not Dan” to not bring Memphis with him. Dan is now worried that this could backfire on him.
We finally get back to game talk, and Dan and Memphis are talking about who should go on the block. Dan babbles the obvious, about how the winner of the veto is the person who decides the next eviction. Although Memphis just said that he doesn’t want to be on the block again, he basically volunteers to go up so that Keesha “won’t worry”. Dan agrees that this may be a good idea, although it’s a risk.
So it’s finally nomination time, and you know the drill. Dan reads the script that everybody has to read, and all three of the other house guests babble about whether they’re going up or not. Dan finally announces that he’s ready, and after a dumb speech about loving everybody the only key pulled is Keesha’s. Dan talks about how the upcoming POV is “one battle for the ages”. What about your usual silly showmanship for TV?
Reacting to the nomination, Memphis talks about how being put up is just a show to “hide the Renegade alliance”. Jerry says he was shocked because he thought there was a “definite loyalty situation there. He turned on Memphis again, and Memphis was upset. Now I can use that to my advantage to go to the end.” Um, ok. Keesha says she’s “very excited” because it could mean that Dan wants her over Memphis. You silly twit.
Dan ends the show by bragging about his great week. Yes, we know. You’re so good. See you Tuesday for the veto competition, and Dan’s “exciting” trip with Michelle!
New Orleans may have been spared by Hurricane Gustav, but unless there’s some strange unknown twist in plans tonight we will see the exit of the self-proclaimed Queen of the old city. Our girl Renny has been the source of frustration to a few, but to many of us late-night viewers she was really the only reason to watch. I expect a thunderous reaction by the studio audience, and more than a few tears to be shed by those in and out of the house.
Other then the moment that Renny leaves the house, this shapes up to be an unremarkable episode. It really doesn’t matter who wins the HOH, since Jerry can’t play. I guess it would be more of a story if Keesha is the victor, but it’s doubtful that she’ll do anything different than Dan or Memphis. Otherwise, the only somewhat interesting package will be our first glimpse into the jury house…although last year’s footage was pretty underwhelming.
So here we go with (as you probably expect) the reactions to Memphis taking Dan off the block in the veto ceremony. Renny steals Keesha’s favorite word and says the veto meeting “sucked today. Memphis can kiss my ass. He wanted to split up Keesha and I. I’m on the block with a friend. I’m not going to campaign against Keesha.”
Keesha is in tears as she complains that the “one she cares most about is sitting beside me on the block. Either way, it’s a lose/lose situation. I do not want to lose Renny, but I don’t want to leave.”
Explaining his move, Memphis says he can’t “trust anyone more than I do Dan. The Renegade alliance is still alive, and Dan and I have a deal to the end.” We see Jerry scowl at the two as he walks up to the HOH, and he complains in the diary room that “Memphis screwed me over at the POV meeting. He told me that he would work with me to get Dan out of the house, and he broke his word. Betrayal in this game should just not go unpunished.” Again, we hear about how he’s alone in the house, as he lays down to sulk.
Dan whispers to himself, “the kid survives one more week”, and in the diary room acts all cocky about how “Memphis came through with flying colors, and put the necklace around my neck for my birthday.” They shake hands in the bathroom, as we hear him go on about how “The Renegades control the votes”.
Memphis does tell him that it “a lot harder than I thought it would be”, as he had to screw over people he cares about. He adds that he knows that Jerry is going to “flip out”. Cue the scene where Jerry glares at him, and after Memphis walks away he asks a depressed Keesha to come talk to him.
She heads upstairs, and Jerry tells her that Memphis’ move “indicated where loyalties lie. It’s obvious he wanted to keep Dan to the end, so it’s obvious they’re playing to the end.” Keesha agrees, and Jerry now claims that he’s her “shot at a half million…I could be a tremendous advantage to you. I think you’re going to find that Memphis has an agreement with everybody.” In the diary room, Keesha says that Jerry’s words have raised some questions.
She now joins Renny, and asks if she thinks Dan and Memphis plan to “carry each other to the end”. Renny says yes, mainly because Memphis could have taken her down instead of Dan. “He’s very shrewd. So is Dan.”
In the kitchen, Jerry attempts to put ideas into Dan’s head by asking him why Memphis decided to keep him. “He thinks he can beat you if he goes to the final with you.” Dan pretty much ignores him, even as Jerry claims to be the person who can help him win. “I want some support that you’re going to take me to the final three.” He adds that the only person in the house who hadn’t betrayed him is Memphis, which is why he wasn’t put on the block. Of course, he then betrayed him. “You’re no different than them.” Dan continues to pretend to pay attention.
Splitting a beer in the storage room, Dan and Keesha trade notes on their conversations with Jerry. They both laugh at how he said he needs someone to take him to the final three. Their conversation is interrupted by Memphis, and he’s filled in on the conversations. Memphis denies having deals with everybody, and says “as long as he doesn’t win POV”, he’s out.
After they walk out, Dan warns Memphis that “we’ve got to be careful with her”. They’re now starting to worry that Jerry’s words may be working on her.
Keesha, meanwhile, is sitting with Renny, who says “when I leave here, I’ll be a different woman.” Keesha says likewise, and Renny adds that “things in my life will change”. Keesha says that her time in the house has “made me respect different things in my life”. Renny’s words of advice is that she wants Keesha to “be a mother”. They both get teary-eyed as they talk about how they brought each other along. “I’ll never forget you”, says Renny.
After commercials, we get a puff piece on Memphis. “Is there more to this Hollywood player than meets the eye?” Ugh. After hearing him talk about how much he misses his girlfriend, we get to meet the lovely woman and her friends watch him win the veto. She says that when they met, he “wasn’t the perfect boyfriend material”. This goes on for awhile, as we hear how he’s “changed” and “become stronger”. Seriously, this is the worst profile of the season. Oh, and Memphis’ buddy is a tool.
With that segment over, we get to chat with the contestants. Jerry is asked about his fall into the pool, and they all get to laugh at the footage. Keesha looks horrified. He calls it a “senior moment”. Dan is then given birthday wishes from Julie, and says that now “I have to act like a mature adult now”. He’s asked if he enjoys teasing Renny. Duh. “At home I tease my mom a lot, and Renny is my mom away from mom here. I have so much fun with Renny that to not tease her would be an insult. The more I tease her, the more I care about her.” Renny claims to enjoy his antics, and that “(she’s) a mother sometimes, (but) sometimes I don’t know what I am. Sometimes he ends up in the bed back there!”
Now for more wasted time, as Julie interviews Jerry in the HOH. She asks why he made a deal with Memphis. “I was running out of bodies, Julie. There’s just nobody else around. I tried to make a deal with all three of those remaining.” After a bad Velcro joke, Julie moves on to ask who he wants to see next to him at the finals. Keesha is his answer, and it’s because of some dumb answer about how “those two are like glue. The only way through it is to get there with someone else.” Ugh.
Ooooh, we now get the jury house footage. Libra starts off by babbling how she should be the winner. Um, you’re not, and it’s your own fault. She hopes that the next body in the door is April, and she laughs when it is her. April babbles that she’s “in a state of shock”, and that having a vote is “almost more pressure than being in the game”. Um, no.
Now we see the two wait for the next person to enter, and Libra thinks it’s going to be Michelle, while April hopes for Keesha (and whines about how she hopes there’s no extra beds so she has to sleep outside. Ugh to that fake smile after she’s done). Well, we know who it is, and she waltzes in with “guess who got backdoored?” Libra claims to be a psychic. No, you’re not. April is in shock when she hears that Ollie made a deal and “I got backdoored”. We get it, Michelle. “Ollie got taken for a ride.” She throws in the DVD of the footage, and exclaims, “my god, I do look good on camera”. No, you don’t. Just stop it. April makes a catty remark about how Keesha “isn’t losing any weight”. Jesus, she’s even worse out of the house. Michelle says “she gained like 15 pounds in her ass”, and I wish I could make a capture of that face that April just made. Her and Michelle both celebrate when Keesha falls down.
April gets a bit teary-eyed when she sees Ollie struggling to stay warm. Michelle fills them on Ollie’s deal, and they now watch the “Replacement nominee roulette”. Even Libra is shocked! “Father Dan!” Michelle wants a voodoo doll of him.
Now the final juror pulls up, and Michelle really wants it to be Dan. “I seriously want to do physical harm to him.” Yeah, we know. April squeals something about being happy to see him, and then we get sappy footage of the two of them. She says yes to being his girlfriend. Ugh.
Finally, we get back to the game. A boobalicious Renny goes first with her final speech. She says she never thought she’d make it this far, and that she’s a fighter and a “survivor of unimaginable grief that you don’t know”. Hmmm, I wonder what that is. She pays tribute to Keesha, but that she has to fight for herself.
An equally boobalicious Keesha tells Renny how much she loves her, and how amazing she is. She congratulates the others, and says she wants to wish them the best of luck.
The voting begins, and you know how this goes. Both Memphis and Dan vote to evict Renny, and she’s all smiles as she hugs everybody and walks out of the house.
Back inside, Keesha says that “was the hardest person watching go” as they all watch her picture go to black and white. Julie begins by asking her why she was booted instead of Keesha, and Renny is honest in saying she was weak at competitions.
Wow, one question and we go to the goodbye message? Interesting. Dan gives her props for being the caretaker of the house, whether she likes people or not…”including Jerry”. All Jerry can talk about is how she “did wonders with the food”, which causes quite a look from her. Memphis apologizes, and claims to “cherish every moment we had in the house”.
Keesha’s speech is left for last, and you can guess how tearful she is. “I didn’t expect fo find somebody like you.” Renny’s final thoughts are a repeat of the “incredible journey” line, and that she hopes she made her family proud.
We return to the house, and Julie talks about the pictures they saw earlier today. Video clips are then shown that include those shots, and they’re instructed to head outside. The contest involves true/false questions about the pictures.
The first question is about the astronaut game, and whether everybody in the picture was carrying a helmet. Keesha gets it wrong. The second question is about whether Mike Boogie is the only one not clapping his hands, and Dan is the only one who answers correctly.
For question three, the “buggin’ out” picture is the basis of the question, and if there are six people standing outside of the cars. All three answer false, and are correct. Question four is from “livin’ on the edge”, and whether there are five hash marks on the road. Dan and Memphis are correct. Poor Keesha.
Question six is from “Big Brother honey”, and if there is one person standing. Keesha is again the only person who is incorrect. Next up is from “Ladies Yelling”, and if there all of them are wearing earrings. Again, Keesha is the only one wrong, and the final question is from “Big Brother Slapshot”, and if the red light is off. They’re all correct, which means that Dan is HOH!!!
Uh oh, there’s a surprise for them as they come into the house after the commercial – a giant sumo wrestler. Dan claims that they were “just talking about sumo wrestlers”, and asks Jerry if he wants to take him on. AS we leave, the sumo guy speaks in his native tongue that “I am sitting on the information that you need.” Keesha is scared to death, and even Dan is a bit freaked out.
Here we go with another Tuesday night edition of Big Brother. I’m not much entertainment tonight, other than the veto competition and ceremony. Otherwise, we’ll have lots of self-congratulation from Jerry and much, much filler.
Guess where we begin tonight? Yes, the reaction to the nominations of Keesha and Dan. Five bucks that Keesha says it “sucks”. Dan speaks first, and while he’s “not thrilled” to be nominated, he’s “excited that Memphis and myself are not on the block together”. He adds that the key is for one of them to win the upcoming POV so that he can come off the block.
After a handshake from Dan, we hear Jerry say that he wants Dan “out of the house. Keesha is nothing more than a pawn. As long as Memphis keeps his deal, Dan will be going home.” Don’t be so sure of that, old man.
Jerry reassures Keesha that she “should be ok”. Keesha’s not so sure. “I would be stupid not to feel worried.” Wait, nothing about how “being on the block sucks”? Ugh.
Wow, we’re getting a lot of reaction to the nominations tonight. I guess they really do have lots of time to fill. Memphis says “everything is falling into place. I have separate deals with Keesha, Jerry, and Dan. The only one I don’t have a final two deal with is Renny. If I can find a way to get rid of Renny this week I’d be sitting pretty.”
Dan goes into one of the bedrooms, and mutters about seeing what the “Magic Man” has in store for them this week. Keesha joins him, and they both talk about the POV. “This sucks, dude!” Ah, there’s Keesha with the expected line. Dan explains that they can both stay, and that bright blonde figures out that would mean either Renny or Memphis would have to go.
Dan asks if either have a deal with Keesha, and she says she doesn’t know but that fear will cause them to go after the veto just as hard as them. Dan feels that if he wins, then Memphis would go up, and Renny would replace Keesha if she won. “The only for sure thing is getting it yourself”, says Keesha.
We now follow Dan upstairs, as he goes to tell Jerry there’s no hard feelings about the nomination. “I hope you don’t feel any hostility.” Jerry says he had no choice but to look at the past situations where people had supposedly “ganged up on him”. Always the martyr, Jerry. “I’m one against four. I would be very naïve to think that all of a sudden you all really loved me for me.” Oh boy, he’s relishing this moment, and babbles in the diary room about how he’s hiding his agreement with Memphis.
Downstairs, Renny is now talking with Jerry, which we all know is a treat for her. They babble about the importance of the veto competition. He just has to let her know that if the boys win the POV they could ultimately decide to send her home. Good job, Jerry.
Renny walks away to cheer up Keesha, but tells her that the boys would always choose her between the two of them. “But you’re not up there”, Keesha replies. Renny repeats what Jerry told her about if Memphis took down Dan. “That’s the only way that would happen.” Keesha’s upset in the diary room, because “you’re not the one on the block”. Renny says in the diary room that “it’s not looking to good (for her) right now”.
After commercials, we get silly stuff. The boys are all outside, and Dan sees a banner. Jerry continues to walk backwards to get a better glimpse, and falls into the pool! Dan says in the diary room that it’s his funniest moment in the house. “The pool’s been there for 60 days. Jerry, it hasn’t gone anywhere!” (A bit of disclosure – this incident occurred well after the time line we’re currently at.)
Recovered from his fall, Jerry now speaks to Memphis about the upcoming veto competition. “You gotta understand that I’m going to do what benefits me”, says Memphis, “but you gotta understand that I made my word with you. And I don’t break my word.” He tells him that no matter what, Jerry is coming with him. “I will not sacrifice you for nothing”, claims Jerry.
We now see Memphis basically saying the same thing to Keesha. He tells her that he’ll be happy “walking away with 50 g’s…I think either me or you needs to win HOH”. Keesha agrees with everything.
To complete the trifecta, it’s now Dan’s turn to hear the same promise as they babble their Renegades garbage. They make plans to pull out red bandanas when the final HOH makes his decision for his running mate. Despite the multiple promises, Memphis says “only time will tell who I take to the final two”.
Time for more silliness – Dan loves to aggravate Renny. So we now see Dan imitating Renny’s actions and looks. “Dan has a few quirks which I don’t understand. I mean, he has a few behaviors that are questionable. He aggravates me sometimes.” This goes on until Renny pretends to choke him.
Now they’re all lying in the bedroom, and Renny tells Dan to tell her something funny. “Hold up a mirror”, he jokes. “Why are you being so mean to me?” The two go back and forth, and this time Renny is not having so much fun. Dan says that his plan is “to drive Renny insane” to make it easier to win the veto. Renny finally has enough, and walks away…but not before giving him a spank. They all sense that it’s not so funny anymore.
“Dan’s being a jackass, and he’s turning up the volume a notch to be very immature. It’s not funny anymore. I’d really like to see Dan go home.” Keesha leaves the room, and Memphis asks him if this is a smart move to antagonize her. “If she makes the final two, she’s going to win”, responds Dan. “We just have to make sure Renny’s on the block”, Memphis adds.
It’s now veto competition time. Each person has to go to a different room, and come out into the backyard to compete. Dan says that he’d be happy to win the veto, but “if Memphis won the veto I’d be doing a dance up and down the street because that’s the only 100% way to save the renegades.
Dan is the first to go outside, and the contest involves figuring out whose pictures were combined to make a morphed baby picture. Dan says it’s not an easy game, and we finally see him get his first correct answer. “Individually, the house guests are all pretty good looking, but when you put them together they’re all ugly.” He does have a good time with the combo of Jerry’s “bald head” and Michelle’s “evil eyes”. Finally, he finishes, but he’s not happy with his performance.
Jerry is up next, and we again hear about his goal to evict Dan. But he also struggles with the first pair, but goes on a roll with the next couple of pictures. “There’s nobody in this house that should have babies together”, he comments. Tell that to April and Ollie.
Memphis is the third competitor, and again we hear about how the best case scenario is for him to win. And we also get to hear how ugly these babies are. He seems to cruise through the game, but struggles with the second to last one. “Overall, I think I did good, but I could have done better.”
Renny babbles about how important it is for HER to win, and Memphis winning would be a disaster. She does like her combo with Jessie, though. She’s the only one who doesn’t immediately figure out the bald baby is Jerry, and tries every name but Jerry. She hesitates, and finally gets it correct. “I was upset with myself.”
Finally, we get Keesha’s performance, and we get more babbling about how important this is to win. “I’m not going out without a fight.” Yet she also struggles, and complains that the one that includes her looks like a gorilla. Overall, she appears to do pretty well, though.
With the contest complete, we now see the scores. Jerry thinks he did pretty well, and we go through everybody once again talking about how important it is. PRODUCERS, WE GET IT! But first we have commercials.
When we return, we find out Renny’s time was 23:32. She says she is “disappointed in herself”, but “I never give up”. Jerry’s time was 8:01, while Dan’s was 2:58. Wow! Memphis is revealed next, and his score was 2:50. Keesha thinks she has a chance, although she’s impressed by Memphis’ score. Her time ends up being 5:16, which means that Memphis won the POV!
Memphis claims that now that he’s won, he’s “thinking of a lot of different scenarios”. Yeah, right. “You have to think ahead. You have to think of that next step.” Jerry hopes that he “sticks to his word, and keeps Dan and Keesha on the block”. Dan adds that Renny and Keesha are now completely paranoid. “Jerry has literally no control the rest of the week.”
Keesha is completely upset with herself, because, as we know, this veto was so important. “I feel horrible because I believe it was the only chance to save myself and Renny.”
The Renegades are sitting outside, and Memphis warns him that if he saves him he has to “stop these antics…don’t pull no crazy shit next week”. Dan reassures him that he wants to take him with him to the final two, but Memphis claims to not be so sure. “In the back of your mind, you question things.” Dan points out that they’ve been working together for 3 or 4 weeks now, and Memphis says that next week if it is him and Keesha on the block he HAS to vote for him to stay. Memphis doesn’t even want to be put up if Dan wins HOH.
Memphis adds that if he does pull Dan down, his other two deals must carry on. Good luck with, Drinkboy, especially when we hear Keesha tell Renny that he’s going to “throw us under the bus as much as possible”. Renny questions why it would be a bad thing for Memphis to boot Dan, but Keesha doesn’t think that’s possible unless “Dan really screws himself over by saying some hardcore stuff”. Look at Renny’s brain working in overdrive.
Keesha promises to talk to Memphis, but Renny says that “maybe he won’t say anything because of me”. Keesha doesn’t think it matters to him which of them go, but Renny doesn’t think he’d ever boot Keesha.
So Keesha questions a shirtless Memphis (which must be making some ladies very happy). “What are you going to do, Memphis? I’m not going to beat around the bush about it. I know you have a good idea.” Memphis just says that she will be with him next week, but the only way to do that “is to secure that Dan goes with us”. Keesha says she knew he was going to do that, and is immediately worried that Dan will go against her. “I hate trusting Dan.” Memphis points out that he’s not going to screw over either of them because then he won’t have any allies.
Renny now walks in on Memphis in the kitchen, and babbles something about hearing people talk about her. “Nobody’s talking about you,” he replies. “I don’t play that game.” She hugs Memphis, who swears that he would tell her if anybody is talking about her. She says she just wants a chance. “I fought for you, Memphis, to stay here. I didn’t put you on the block.” (Now those are interesting statements. How about pulling out some old footage, BB?)
Now Memphis is questioned by Jerry, and he tells him that no matter what he’s still taking the old codger to the very end. Jerry again talks about not trusting Dan, but Memphis says that he has another issue in the house (Renny). Jerry says that next week is the time to take care of that issue, and won’t let Memphis have a word in the discussion. “I can see Dan winning. In the last couple of days, he would have promised me anything.” Memphis admits in the diary room that he’s worried about pissing off both Keesha and Jerry.
It’s finally that time, and we hear Memphis again talking about how important veto ceremony is because of all of his deals. Dan babbles about seeing the “Renegade flag waving high”, and that this will be his “biggest escape yet”. Renny talks about how Memphis should be thinking about the grand prize, and that “plucking” Dan would be his best move. Jerry again talks about their “understanding”, and he doesn’t think that he’ll pull Dan off the block. “If he doesn’t honor this, then I don’t have an alliance with him.”
Memphis finally calls them into the house, and Dan goes first with his speech. “For once, I don’t have a lot to say.” It’s his birthday, though, and the veto would be a great birthday present. Keesha babbles about how the four of them have “had each other’s back pretty much the whole game”, and then Memphis announces that he is going to take Dan down. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and looking at what’s best for me in this game.”
Jerry’s pissed, as is Renny, especially when Jerry now has to put her up to replace Dan. Renny reacts by saying that the dream of Keesha and her was to end up being the final two players, but “I still have fight in me. I’ll go out swinging, that’s for sure.” Jerry babbles some more about how Memphis has screwed him by saving Dan. “I will certainly do something in retribution.” Memphis somehow still thinks that Jerry trusts him. “I think I set myself up pretty good.”
Dan goes on about being in Jerry’s “cross hairs”, but again somehow found a way to “escape before he pulled the trigger”. And that’s it until Thursday’s eviction.