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Saturday
Jul202013

Big Brother Gossip Show #305: Twitter Triumph

It began as a sluggish week, but the excitement level went up after our hero J-U-Double-D won HOH. Tonight's show went through everything that happened after his victory, including our successful online victory against the dreaded Reilly sister. 

Of course, that victory was shortlived, and we hang our heads in shame. We admit our defeat, though, and laugh at the silliness that ensued. Download this now! I said now! You're also not going to want to miss the debut of the new opening theme!

You can grab this at the usual online sources, or through Scott's The Ledge iPhone/android app. Or...

DIRECTLY STREAM/DOWNLOAD BY CLICKING HERE!!!

Thanks to those that listened live, and also for the contributions of Colette and Mike. I also can't forget our Ash for her wonderful work as Audio Producer!

Saturday
Jul202013

We Did It!

What a shocking, and hilarious, day! It appears (to some people, at least) that a grass roots effort resulted in success!

To understand what's happening, let's go back to Thursday night's eviction episode. Towards the end of the episode, Julie Chen announced that this week we would be voting for the third nominee instead of a MVP. Big Brother Gossip Show co-host Colette Lala posted on twitter that we should all vote for Elissa, and within minutes the gang here at this board jumped on the bandwagon.

It was great fun for all, as Mike, Barb, and myself posted ridiculous tweet after ridiculous tweet. We were all inundated with replies. Some called us bad names. Others attempted to "correct" us for our "mistake". Most just laughed.

Others joined us in our fun, and it actually became a bit scary as the Brenchel Army attempted to have twitter take away some accounts. For the most part, though, it was great fun, and we all retweeted the highlights of the replies. My tweets became more and more ridiculous, with ties to catladies, orphaned puppies, and Congressional proclamations. Some still didn't get it.

Did we ever believe that our fun would result in what we desired? I can say that I never thought it would happen. Yet earlier today, it was announced that Elissa was indeed the third nominee this week.

Let's analyze this a bit. Nobody believes that Elissa actually got the highest number of votes. That was clearly Aaryn, who was already nominated. The already-nominated Kaitlin may have even received the second highest vote total. If CBS is being honest, that would mean the person with the highest number of votes not already on the block would become the new nominee. That was Elissa.

Even without our shenanigans, she would probably have gone up. For one, despite the fact that the family name guarantees her an advantage in any poll, there are also a ton of people that are not fans of her or her sister. There are also Big Brother purists who are angry at the advantage that she has being Rachel's sister. Then there are those that don't care about her legacy but aren't impressed with her accomplishments this season. Here competition record is 0 for 9, by the way.

Then there are those who didn't read the rules, and just voted for Elissa like they have done this entire season. Chen's announcement was almost an aside. I for one didn't actually hear it until I saw twitter explode. The polls also opened before the West Coast feed aired. The combination of mistaken votes AND anti-Brenchel fans added up to put her where she is this very moment.

It's also probably the correct move, as Elissa has been acting even weirder than normal the last couple of days. She was clearly upset that she wasn't called into the diary room to make her MVP vote last night. She dolled up for nothing! This morning, she had the weirdest conversation I've ever heard when she told Judd that she's a production plant who knows everything that is going to happen. For more on that, and everything else that has happened this week, tune in to the Big Brother Gossip Show at 10 pm ET!  

Thursday
Jul182013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 10 Recap

Tonight marks the end of a reign of terror. No longer will the house cower in fear, waiting for the next chip to fall. They’ll be able to act as they please; to hang around with anybody they want.

You probably are thinking right now that I’m referring to the departure of one of the nominees - Jeremy, Aaryn, or Spencer. Oh no, no, no. The person in question is the current HOH, Helen. For the next few days at least, the rest of the house will be free of scheduled activities, lectures about what America wants, or orders to NEVER EVER consider putting up the Royal Highness of any of her court. Or any of her court’s court. Or any hangers ons of the court.

It’s a night of celebration, even if I do believe we’ll be subjected to one last speech from her. I just know that this is the episode that they’ll reintroduce the HOH interview. Julie will toss her softballs, and then have to cut Helen off as she again wanders off on too many tangents about being a mother.

One piece of good news came out a bit before the show commenced. Apparently, there is going to be “big news”regarding the twist. Does that mean no more fixed MVP??? Please say yes, and please take that botox twit along with it!

I’m getting ahead of myself, though, so let’s go right to where we left off last night. As a result of a Romeo and Juliet version of Sophie’s Choice (or at least the CBS edit did), Kaitlin took herself down knowing that her replacement would be Jeremy.

Ugh Helen does her little victory dance in the diary room as she squeals in joy. “He’s finally leaving this house!” Kaitlin and Aaryn hug, and Aaryn says she’s going to “kiss some butts this week”. Kaitlin says she should feel thrilled, but she’s bummed that Jeremy is up. Jeremy, though, says “it’s not over until it’s over”. Yeah, it’s over.

Aaryn is now in the bathroom with Jeremy, who understands why he’s up but it “sucks because it’s so early”. For some reason, Aaryn tries to sound smart, talking about how it’s just like real life. Both Jeremy and her are being “discriminated against” because they’re pretty and are good at competitions. I can just see the glee in the Big Brother producer’s eyes as he captured that soundbyte. Just put your bikini on, little girl.

In the diary room, Jeremy admits that maybe he was a little bit too gung ho at the beginning, but now he’s going to do whatever it takes to save himself. First off, he’s dressed as a baby to show he’s actually fun. He thinks it “got into people’s hearts”.

While dressed as a baby, he attempts to woo the favor of McCrae and Amanda, who deadpans “I figured he either wanted to breast feed or campaign”. She plays it perfectly, by glancing at her breasts while saying, “thank God he was just looking for some votes”. Good girl.

Jeremy makes his plea, saying that he’d let the two of them make his next HOH picks if they save him. Judd is now with them, and he also says that he’ll think about it. Jeremy then does a handstand across the backyard.

Sexy music comes on as Aaryn starts doing some exercises in front of Jessie, Andy, GinaMarie, and Judd. Her plan is to show that she’s a fun person. She is then shown kissing up to various people, including Helen and Amanda. She even apologizes to Howard for “any comment” she may have made.

Finally, Aaryn walks into a room where people are talking about GinaMarie. “She is nuts”, says Amanda as we get another shot of her crying into Nick’s shorts. They talk about the collection of his garbage that she is treasuring, and decide to hide it. After gathering her stuff, GinaMarie discovers they’re all missing, and completely freaks out. She blames it on Aaryn, first with a smile that turns into dramatic tears. She wanders off and they all giggle. Amanda and McCrae return the items, telling her it’s just a joke. Aaryn is bummed that she didn’t take their fun as a joke.

Amanda then points out to McCrae that while Amanda was a bit of an instigator, she quickly pushed the blame onto them. “Fuck Aaryn”, says McCrae. “Bitch.” Maybe keeping Jeremy isn’t a bad idea after all.

On cue (or editor’s cue), Jeremy heads upstairs to grovel at Queen Helen’s feet. He says he’ll never go against her or Elissa (who is also in the room), and Helen says that he has to cast aside Kaitlin and Aaryn over the two of them. Yeah, right. Helen then says that his attitude has to completely change, and must protect Elissa and Helen. Anything else, Queen Helen? It’s a waste of time, but it gives CBS the footage needed to make it look like somebody else just may go home tonight.

After commercials, Julie addresses the house. Elissa gets the first question, asked if she is enjoying her first week not on the block. I honestly can’t understand her response. Candice is then asked about the events of last Thursday night. Candice replies that she has forgiven Aaryn. Kaitlin is asked how hard it was to take herself down, and the answer is what you’d expect. Howard is next, with a question about his religious beliefs. He replies that it’s hard to deal with the fact that lying is a part of the game, and that “I’m feeling better about it”.

Now we finally get a family portion of the show, and it is Amanda and McCrae’s folks! A bit of a disclaimer here. I’ follow Amanda’s dad and sister on twitter, and find them to be a treat. I’m not going to apologize for being a proud friend here. After some cutesy footage of the pair, we move to McCrae’s family cheering him on as he makes out with Amanda. His dad describes him as “unique”, and how he and his mother has been diehard fans for years.
Time to move on to the Zukerman’s. Her mom says that she has dated “quite a bit”, and all kinds. Her dad adds that she always gets what she wants. A little tiff is then shown between the pair, and Andy says they should get married. McCrae’s dad complains that Amanda “wears the pants” in their relationship. Amanda’s mom does hope there is more to McCrae than pizza delivery. A fun little segment.

More commercials before we move to the final pleas. Jeremy goes first, and he pretty much concedes that he’s a goner. He says that he played too hard, and throws in some reference to poop for some reason. Aaryn is next, and thanks her family but says she’ll respect any house decision. Spencer thanks a bunch of people, including Dave Grohl. Wait, what???

Voting then starts with Candice, who votes to evict Jeremy, as does Andy, Howard, and Elissa. Kaitlin, though, votes to evict Spencer as does GinaMarie. Wait, GinaMarie actually voted against Jeremy! Amanda also votes against Jeremy, as does McCrae (for eating the last pizza in the house), Jessie, and Judd. Jeremy is out 9- 0 -1!

We have to wait, though, before his eviction. Julie announces the vote, and Jeremy is up before she’s even done. He’s pretty calm, hugging everybody and saying “it’s nothing personal”. Saying “where’s my princess”, the last kiss and hug goes to Kaitlin. “Play hard”, he says as he walks out.

There’s no in-house craziness with this eviction, as they all calmly wait for Jeremy’s picture to go dark. We quickly return to Julie and Jeremy, who starts off by asking if his cockiness is why he’s gone. He says that everybody said he had to “calm down, but I’m a winner”. Even Julie thinks this is idiotic, but he says that because of Kaitlin he is walking out a different man. Julie goes on about the bully image, which Jeremy denies with some silliness about being big. God, he’s a moron. Julie won’t let the growing thing die, and we get more of this garbage about “working on his inside”.

Goodbye message time, and it starts with McCrae complaining about his arrogance. Elissa doesn’t have anything to say, which isn’t anything new. Helen does what she does best...lecture. Kaitlin then sadly says she can’t bear to deal without him, but she can’t wait to see him afterwards. Julie asks how excited he will be to see her afterwards, and he says “she better bring home the check”. Classy, dude.

I initially missed this, but I guess this week America is choosing a nominee instead of a MVP??? Wow, interesting. Vote Elissa!

With the eviction over, it’s time for the HOH competition. Earlier this week, there were questions on CBS.com where we were to pick which house guest were best described by a royal character (jester, queen, etc.) Well, kinda like that. More like “who is the queen of clumsiness” type of thing. It’s called “Big Brother Royalty”, Two names are read for each question, and you’re out if you get it wrong. Pretty much like last week’s competition, really.

The first question is about the “Earl of Egotism”, and everybody correctly picks Aaryn. The second question is the “Lord of Laziness”, and Andy, Amanda, Candice, and Elissa incorrectly choose Judd. The third question is the “Baron of Boneheads”, and they all correctly pick GinaMarie. Question four is the “Knight of Naughtiness”, and and everybody again correctly chooses Amanda. The next question is the “Duke of Dork”, and Aaryn, Jessie, and GinaMarie are now out. The last question is the “Sultan of Sexy”, and Howard and Spencer are now out.

It’s between Judd, Kaitlin, and McCrae for the tiebreaker. Julie asks how many gallons of milk would it take to fill the vats in the scary dairy competition. Kaitlin writes 410, Judd has 650, and McCrae has 600. Judd is the new HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD!!!! Fantastic!

Well, this week should be more entertaining, although I have a feeling he’s going to pay too much attention to the likes of Helen and Elissa. Maybe he’ll surprise us, though. At the very least, I’ll have new material for this week’s Big Brother Gossip Show.

Before we go, though, Julie announces the twist that the MVP is not to be what they think. "Expect the unexpected." Hey, it's better than having Elissa pick somebody!

What did you think? Are you happy that Jeremy is finally gone? Or that Judd is the new HOH? Or that Julie did NOT do the HOH interview segment? Tell us your thoughts!

 

Wednesday
Jul172013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 9 Recap

After Sunday night’s dramatic events, tonight’s show is bound to be a sleeper. It’s going to be chock full of filler, along with the not-so-dramatic reveal of the MVP and the veto competition. Seriously, this is going to be a snoozer of a show, filled with lots of pontificating from the so-called “good people”.

So let’s get this over with. You know the drill. The show starts with the predictable nominations of Kaitlin and Aaryn. The nominees are angry; Helen and her nerd herd posse are thrilled and believe this is the biggest move in Big Brother history, especially if she can put her real target up as a replacement nominee.

Jeremy is in the bedroom now with Kaitlin, who says she’s not worried. Jeremy knows that he’s probably the third nominee, or will go up as a replacement. “There’s no doubt in my mind.” Kaitlin is a bit more upbeat, as she says everybody is after Aaryn. He says she’s right, and kisses her.

Helen then convenes her nerds up to the HOH to talk about the third nominee. She’s joined by Amanda and McCrae, and informs them of Howard’s lie. Yet, it’s Jeremy she wants out, but she wants to “backdoor Jeremy with a smile on our faces”. Amanda is pushing for putting up Howard instead of Spencer, with Jeremy as the replacement.

Helen now meets with Spencer, who knows he has to spill the beans about the Movers. She obviously already knows, and thanks him for finally informing her. For some reason, she starts bawling about how this alliance “makes me look like an idiot to America”. In the diary room, she claims to be faking all of her house tears, but I don’t buy. She gives Spencer a lecture, and they hug and he walks out. Judging by the diary room, though, Spencer seems to be buying her act.

Spencer heads downstairs and informs Howard that Helen does know about the Movers, and her feelings are hurt. Uh oh. “I don’t know if I’m going to be able to face them”, he says.

Ugh, MVP time, and our winner is dolled up again. “Shut up”, says Elissa as she enters the room, and I wholeheartedly agree. “Oh my gawwwwwwsh.” Why she has to read that same script for the third week is above me, but whatever.

Elissa is now talking to McCrae about the MVP, and Amanda walks in as she talks about how it’s going to kill her to put up Howard. Amanda says she HAS to put him up, and Elissa complains about how she supposedly wasn’t involved in that decision. “It’s super frustrating. I feel so used. UGGGGGH!” My feelings exactly. On the ugh. (Conveniently, they edited out the part where they agree to let McCrae pretend he won MVP. This actually is why Amanda is angry a couple of paragraphs down. One simple edit makes a huge difference, folks!)

More Movers talk, as Howard now comes up to confess his sins. Why does it matter? They had an alliance, so what? Why is this whole week focused on this big “lie”? It drives me up the wall. Howard apologizes, and the tears come out from not only Helen but for some reason Jessie. Helen again gives a lecture.

Elissa asks everybody to leave the room, and she then asks Helen if the feelings for her are genuine. She complains that she’s just being used for her MVP’s. “This is as much your HOH as it is mine”, consoles Helen. They conclude it doesn’t matter who is put up, as they’re going to backdoor Jeremy anyway.

Amanda and McCrae are brought back up, and Amanda complains again about putting up Spencer instead of Howard. Elissa whines...and whines some more about how all of the strong guys are going to be against her. Elissa says in the diary room that she doesn’t like her agenda. Amanda’s point is that Spencer is not as big of a threat as Howard, and points out how Howard has not voted with them either week. It’s still a problem for Elissa, as she says she has to do the “dirty work” anyway. We see fake tears as she says “ultimately it comes down to what is good for my game”.

There should be another segment here where Elissa looks like a complete fool after making (but denying) her MVP pick. Oh well, gotta look good to ensure those phony MVP votes!

Time for the MVP reveal, and it is Spencer, who says he knew it was going to happen. Elissa says her only reason to nominate him is because of the “pressure” that Amanda and McCrae put on her. BULLSHIT!!! Helen then pulls out the chips to see who CBS wants to play for veto, and it’s GinaMarie and Candice. Jeremy is pissed because he knows what will probably happen. The host for the competition will be Judd.

Before the competition, though, Spencer and Candice head up to the HOH. Helen tells them that they need to win so that Jeremy can be backdoored. Spencer couldn’t be happier with this plan. Meanwhile, Jeremy knows what’s going on, and is a bit mope-y as he talks to Kaitlin and Aaryn, After he walks out of the room, they continue their whinefest. It would feel awful for them to win veto and be replaced by Jeremy. They actually talk to GinaMarie about winning the veto and not saying it so that he can’t be backdoored. “I want to keep these nominations the same”, says Kaitlin in the diary room. WTF? Actually, I should say WHAT THE FUCK???

Kaitlin is now talking to Amanda about not being pulled off, and Amanda tells her that she’s crazy. Kaitlin thinks that Aaryn would be the one to go home if the noms don’t change, and Amanda says that’s crazy because Aaryn is alone while Kaitlin has Jeremy.

It’s now veto comp time. There are a bunch of pieces of artwork that has house guest pictures in the place of the classic pieces. They have to jump on a trampoline to look over the “wall” to see how the pictures are placed on the wall. The person who recreates that wall in the shortest time wins.

LIke always, I’m not going to recap every description and incident that happens, especially after Candice’s whiny voice slowly reciting her script. GinaMarie gets her panties all wet by seeing a piece involving Nick. The results are in, and Candice’s time was 8:46, while GinaMarie was 8:56. Spencer was 12:19, Aaryn placed at 9:50, but Kaitlin is the new leader at 7:09. It’s all up to Helen, but alas her time was 8:55. Kaitlin is the new veto holder!

It’s apparently a big decision, because taking herself down is going to mean Jeremy is going home. Helen adds to the fake controversy by also complaining. No need to fret, ladies. Amanda already saved the day!

After commercials, Kaitlin and Jeremy are again babbling about her “awkward position”. Jeremy babbles in the diary room that he didn’t come to play a game where a bunch of dumb girls will beat him, so he’s going to use his charms to get Kaitlin to not user her veto. Kaitlin’s idea is to get Helen to put up Howard instead. Good luck with that.

Kaitlin dutifully makes her way upstairs, and Camp Counselor Helen congratulates her on her win. She openly admits that Jeremy is somebody she wants to go up, and if she doesn’t do that “the house will kill me”. Kaitlin says Howard is untrustworthy, and is throwing competitions. Helen agrees, but because Jeremy has treated everybody so badly that the house is making her put him up. In case you forgot, they replay the “winegate” silliness. Kaitlin continues to campaign, and somehow Helen calls her “sweet”. Sweet whore, maybe, but “sweet”? No.

It’s finally starting to sink in that Jeremy is toast, and she takes him into the storage room to give him the bad news. Shockingly, he’s not entirely a dick...and the romantic music comes up as they embrace. In the diary room, Kaitlin complains that she doesn’t want to be in the house without him, and that she doesn’t believe that she’s the biggest target on the block. Maybe she shouldn’t save herself? (Oh God, that has to be scripted!)

It’s finally time for the inevitable. Is there really anybody watching that doesn’t believe she’ll use the veto? Come on, even without the online spoilers it was a ridiculous idea. She does read the script a bit more believably than most of her costars, but she obviously does use the veto to save herself...after a long, long delay. Helen then gets up, and nominates Jeremy.

After the usual little diary room babbling, the episode is over. I have to admit it wasn’t as fluffy as expected, and the Camp Counselor material was kept at a minimum. What did you think? Were you “surprised” by Elissa’s MVP win? Or Kaitlin’s decision to save herself? Let us know what you think!

 

Monday
Jul152013

A Day In The Life Of: Jeremy

It’s been a few days, but it’s time for me to again follow a house guest for a full day. Since it looks like Jeremy is on his way out the door, he has to be my choice today. This should be fun.

It’s a late day in the house. Nobody is up until Big Brother wakes everybody around ten. Jeremy is not initially seen when feeds come on after the wakeup call. Others do their morning rituals and a bit of laundry.

The first sight of him is at 11 as he puts a new battery in his mic pack and heads into the bathroom. Judd is the only one that acknowledges him with a good morning. They exchange a few other unintelligible things before Jeremy wanders out into the kitchen. From the looks of an occasional cam shot, he’s back in bed for awhile. Outside, Helen is threatening Judd that any vote to save Jeremy will lead to them being next out.

Shortly after, Jeremy comes out and hangs out with Judd, who attempts to give him some encouraging words. There’s more talk about the futility of the Movers, and whether Nick was really a pro skater. Jeremy doesn’t believe he was. “I’ve skated before. I know pro skaters.” Sure you do.

Jessie joins them, and Judd heads in for coffee. She attempts some idle chat, but he’s not real interested. Jessie says she doesn’t understand why he’s mad at her, and Jeremy says that he’s mad because he deserves to be there. “I don’t know how you think I bullied you.” She complains that he always lied to him, and he wants to know when. “Every single time you looked at me and mentioned Bangarang.”

Jeremy says he was just playing to stay. “I didn’t lie to your face. I just withheld information. That’s not lying. I planned on taking you all the way.” She complains he was disrespectful to him with the comments he made behind her back. Jeremy says any info she received was a lie from a Mover trying to throw him under the bus. The Movers would have gone far if they had just been loyal.

Judd returns as they continue their argument. Jessie says that it’s obvious he doesn’t want to be friends outside of the house. “Clearly, I was wrong.” Jeremy plays passive/aggressive as he claims to just be calmly trying to wake up. “It’s the same old games with you”, complains Jessie. “It’s obvious how little respect you have for me.”

Jeremy goes quiet as Jessie and Judd continue to talk, and a few minutes later Elissa comes outside to check on the laundry. “Judd, you’re the only man around here”, she says. Poke, poke, poke. “I agree”, replies Jessie. To his credit, Jeremy says nothing in reply. They also speculate about what will be shown on tonight’s CBS broadcast from Thursday’s craziness, and how they wish they could have competed in that last veto competition.

Elissa joins them again, and more small talk commences. They all talk about the previous seasons they have watched, and how Jeremy’s mom follows a bunch of Big Brother twitter accounts. Jeremy does admit that despite his mother’s love for the show, he didn’t watch until he was cast for the show. He was told by friends to lay low for the opening weeks, but that’s just not in his blood. “I’m a champion.”

This leads to Elissa asking about Jeremy’s accomplishments, and he talks about how he had sponsors to be in skateboarding videos. She wants to know if she believes that Nick was a pro or had gone to Yale. Jeremy said no. “He had history channel facts.” What? Elissa continues to poke at him about actual accomplishments, and he hems and haws. He claims to have stopped playing sports because he had to work to pay for his car. “I worked at 14 and played”, she replies. “I played everything. Tennis, basketball, cheered, gymnastics, track.” Jeremy pole-vaulted, was Little Mr. Arkansas at 6, and had the school record for one day in the high jump. Seriously? After more small talk, Jeremy heads back inside to mope around the kitchen.

As he’s cooking, Elissa comes in and again brings up Nick’s rollerblading. And again, Jeremy says there’s no way he was a pro. “I can spot a professional when I see them.” He’s an expert in rollerblading videos, and he’s never heard or seen him. “If he’s one of them, I would know. At least the name.”

Cooking completed and finally alone with Judd, Jeremy now attempts to broker a deal. He says they heard Helen screaming about him upstairs, and Judd tells him that anybody who doesn’t vote with the house is a target. Spencer is now the one who interrupts this chat, so we get more inane blabber about nothing. Judd wanders off, and talk turns to working out before Jeremy again heads inside.

Kaitlin is now up, and they hug. She’s still tired, but can’t sleep with all of the screaming. He disappears from the cams so that all of the focus can be on the dual whining of Aaryn/Kaitlin (cam 1, 2), and Helen (cam 3,4). Seriously, her non-stop pontificating is getting old.

Jeremy then heads outside to work out, and wanders back into the bathroom area as McCrae. “Your husband is a pussy”, he says under his breath. With the mic off, he continues to bitch about various people to Aaryn, who is lounging on the bathroom bench. He jumps in the shower as Kaitlin joins them to gossip some more.

He disappears from the cams for a couple of hours, and then is surprisingly seen sitting outside with Andy! It’s the usual silly Andy chat about nothing, but Jeremy says he’s hoping for special moneyprize comp before his eviction. Good luck with that one. Luckily for us feedwatchers, this doesn’t last long. Again, though, they can hear Helen (and GinaMarie) screaming from the HOH room.

He heads back into the bathroom area to make more small talk with Judd and others before wandering around the house. Back outside, he munches on snacks with Judd and McCrae. It’s again meaningless, but McCrae makes a joke that Jeremy should campaign to get GinaMarie put up so that she can be reunited with Nick.

After a bit, he gets up and wanders around some more before jumping in the pool with Aaryn. Kaitlin joins them, and as usual she wraps herself around him. GinaMarie joins them, and is still babbling about Nick. Apparently, all of the little knick knacks she’s been finding that belong to him was left there on purpose for her to cherish!

The lovebirds then cuddle on the hammock, and she reports on a conversation she had with Andy about life after Jeremy’s departure. He’s actually a bit reassuring, saying he doesn’t want to leave her. Kaitlin is convinced that they’re making Big Brother history, although she has never seen the show. He teases her that she’ll forget him after he leaves, especially when she moves to Vegas. Her response is that while she was a “11” in Minneapolis, she’ll only be a “4” in Vegas.

Everybody is then called in for photobooth pics, which in my eyes is a big waste of time. He poses with his key, and GinaMarie comes in accompanied by all of Nick’s junk. For Kaitlin’s pic, she sits on Jeremy’s lap with her key in her mouth. Methinks plenty of things have been in that mug.

Picture time over, they move into the kitchen to cook dinner. Scintillating stuff, right? They then plop themselves down on the outdoor couch for more babbling. He does claim that he can give away his “Never Not-Have” pass, but there’s little doubt that’s not the case.

Oh wait, I didn’t catch this the first time around. They were talking about the flies hovering around them, and Jeremy said, “I’m African. We’re used to it.” There was more talk about African tribes, which led Andy and Howard to get up and leave. (Not the most offensive thing said in the last three weeks, but probably not smart after all of the controversies.)

They move into the bedroom, and Jeremy is horny. He’s pretty much attacking her, even as she wants to go through her clothes. Jeremy wants to go shirtless for his eviction show. Kaitlin doesn’t think that’s a great idea. Ugh, I just can’t carry on with this part of the day.

It was time for the CBS broadcast, so I focused my attention on that for the next hour. A quick replay found that Jeremy and Kaitlin spent that hour playing around with each other. The only thing said of consequence was Jeremy’s story about walking into a Wal-Mart and stealing a cart full of goods. Classy. When the network show was over, they were playing pool...and groping each other between shots. Kaitlin eventually heads inside to get a pep talk...I mean threat from Helen, and Jeremy continues to play pool and air box.

With outside fun over, they now crawl into bed and start making out. They go back to their main topic of Kaitlin whining about being the person responsible for Jeremy’s upcoming eviction. Jeremy would rather keep making out, and to ensure this happens says he will be waiting for her at the finale. I hope you don’t mind that I zoned out as they did nothing but tell each other how great they are, and how CBS clearly thinks they’re awesome. Won’t they be surprised when they’re out of the house? Oh, one more tidbit - Jeremy wants the two of them to get matching tats.

Amanda eventually comes into the room to fold laundry, leading to some awkward but harmless banter back and forth. “Jeremy is like an everlasting bacteria” she says. “You just can’t get rid of him.” He tries on one of McCrae’s sleeveless shirts “for eviction day”, but it obviously doesn’t fit. Jeremy leaves the room, and Amanda gives Kaitlin a pep talk similar to what others have been telling her all day.

During his time off camera, for some reason (i.e. attention) Jeremy dressed up as a baby. Fitting, actually. It must have something to do with the trashy dress up party that’s going on in the HOH, but all I can do is shrug about what NerdHerd 2.0 does. It then becomes the Aaryn and Andy story time as they wait for the fashion show. It finally happened, and it was as awful as I predicted.

Strangely, Jeremy and Amanda concocted a fake story that they were actually brother and sister, and if they made it to week four they would get $25,000. Most people just ignored them, but there was still some talk afterwards.

After a long, lazy day, we finally get some action around 9:24 PM. Still dressed in his baby costume, Jeremy sat down with McCrae and Amanda to plead to keep him. He’ll do whatever it takes to stay, including nominating their picks for them when he inevitably wins HOH next week. “You know, my people, we are champions. I can promise I’ll never put you up.” For some reason, he does a handstand across the yard to entice them. It does him no good, though.

The rest of the night is pretty uneventful. Kaitlin had a private chat with Howard, which set off red flags for Aaryn and Jeremy. Judd also gets an earful. Even Andy gets a taste of Jeremy’s whining, which is good for a change of pace, but it also really goes nowhere. The night ends with group chats about nothing, and lots more making out with Kaitlin.

That’s it for a long, long day not only for Jeremy but for me. What did you think of this writeup? Are  you ready for Jeremy to hit the road? Tell us your thoughts!

 

Sunday
Jul142013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 8 Recap

Strap in, kids. Tonight’s going to be a wild ride. If you have watched any of the feeds since Thursday night, or listened to last night’s Big Brother Gossip Show (and if you haven’t, why?), then you know wild shit went down after the live show was over. There was a bit of an online debate regarding if any of that would be shown, but a source told us a few hours before the broadcast that it would indeed be addressed.

It’s a “good”(?) sign that there’s a disclaimer before the show even begins. After the recap of events, we go back to Nick’s eviction. GinaMarie is a mess. “My heart is in pieces.” Oh lord, this is pathetic. Jeremy says he was “flabbergasted beyond belief...we have some goobers in the group”. Aaryn now realizes she’s part of the “minority of the house”. We all know being a minority is her worst dream.

Helen, meanwhile, is celebrating because “her” plan came through. I’m putting in the parenthesis because it wasn’t due to Helen’s work that Elissa was saved. It was Amanda that turned the boys.

We get more footage of GinaMarie bawling as Nick walks out, and Elissa looks at the camera to say she loves America. Jeremy is seen mouthing, “what the fuck”, as Amanda winks at McCrae. GinaMarie runs into the bathroom,, and Aaryn says she has to get herself together for the HOH competition.

Kaitlin, meanwhile, is already yelling at Jessie, who denies voting against their side. GinaMarie comes back out and starts yelling about Elissa’s MVP wins. “All of you’s are so stupid! Cook your own damn chicken parm!” It goes on and on, as Amanda laughs in another room. “You guys are scrubs! You guys are losers!” Amanda is dying.

McCrae then tells us about how he had to choose between the Movers and Amanda. I mae my choice. GinaMarie is still screaming, and Spencer talks about how Jeremy is the one who is making it hard for the Movers to stay together. Instead of giving credit to Amanda for switching sides, he says it was due to Helen’s “emotional pitch”. Ugh. We get a recap of what supposedly happened, instead of what actually happened. Howard claims that he didn’t change votes because he wanted some “wiggle room”.

We then jump to Helen’s HOH victory. She does her wacky little dance, and then tells America’s children to “study”. Ugh. While she’s celebrating, the other side is beyond upset. Jeremy says it’s “not over yet. I’m going to hold my chin high as it’s too pretty to hold it low.” Gross.

Helen,, Elissa, and Candice celebrate their win. Amanda and Jessie also come in, and Helen again does her dumb dance as Elissa says they’re going to change the attitude in the house. Jeremy comes in and congratulates her on her victory. “I am flabbergasted by your game play.” Really?

Aaryn and Kaitlyn go into the lounge to do what they do best...whine. Again, they complain about being the “minority”. GinaMarie then comes in with Nick’s hat and shorts. “I really liked him. I really liked him. We were getting closer.” She’s just nuts. She even blows her nose into the shorts in the diary room.

Jump ahead a few hours, and Aaryn, Kaitlin, and Jeremy are reclaiming the beds they want. too bad one of them is the one that Jessie has been sleeping in her entire stay. They go full “mean girls” on her, and complain about her changing loyalties. Jessie counters that they’ve never had her back, and Kaitlin commands her to “get the fuck out of here”. Judd comes in, and pulls her out of the room. “Judd can be your fifth chance at a showmance.”

The catty comments contniue, and then suddenly Aaryn tears apart Candice’s bed as Kaitlin laughs. We go to commercials...

When we return, Jessie comes back in and climbs into her bed. Kaitlin decides to also get into her bed, and Jessie asks her to leave. Candice then comes in, and wonders what the story is with her bed. Kaitlin plays dead. Jeremy then comes in, and climbs into Jessie’s bed. Jeremy and Kaitlin continue to harass her, and Candice jumps in.

Aaryn then walks into the room, and Candice complains about her bed being flipped. Aaryn then goes into full stereotype “what’cha gonna do, guuuurl?” mode. Howard walks in, and Candice informs him what happened as Aaryn goes into that type of talking again. Howard tries to get Candice to leave the room as now GinaMarie gets into Candice’s face. Finally, Howard lifts her over his shoulders and carries her out of the room as the mean kids laugh.

Howard pleads with Candice to let them have the bed for the night, as he can’t control his temper if this continues. Candice complains about all of the racial slurs she’s had to endure these past three weeks, and Howard embraces her. Howard understands how she wants to stand up for what is right, but one can’t do that in this game. Seriously, you should go watch this on Flashback, as it is a tear jerker. Even this curmudgeon had to wipe a tear or two away when he first saw this go down. Candice finally leaves the room, and Howard sits down and prays with tears in his eyes.

Meanwhile, the mean girls are still yelling at Jessie, and Amanda overhears it. She’s had enough. This is another great moment, as she bitches at them for their cattiness. Not only to the rest of the house, but each other. “That’s why she came over to the other side. It all makes sense!” She goes on about how everybody is talking about Aaryn’s racial comments, and Aaryn denies making any of them. “I tried to help you.” She ends it by saying she’s going to go have fun with the other side of the house. Again, go watch this on Flashback. It was amazing.

Candice is now in the bathroom crying. She says she has never seen anybody as awful as Aaryn, and she tells the whole story of what happened to Helen, ANdy, and Elissa. Helen has had enough, and she says that anybody who has ever been a victim of abuse is cheering for her right now. “We’re going to vote them out.”

After commercials, Amanda and McCrae are laying in the lounge together, and McCrae says he has a secret to tell her. He then tells her all about The Moving Company. He’s hoping this creates a bigger bond between the two as he informs her of the whole story. Amanda says at first she thinks good job as it even fooled her. He goes on to say about how they told him he needs to drop her, but no way was he going to drop his queen.

Meanwhile, GinaMarie is still crying over Nick, and Aaryn and Candice try to cheer her up. Candice says she can’t help “as a woman” to not console her. Aaryn then apologizes. Sort of. She says she has “nothing against any other race”, and claims in the diary room that she is not that type of girl. Of course, she also doesn’t Candice to use it against her. Candice says she accepts her apology, but in the diary room says she doesn’t believe her. “To me, her apology is like dirt.”

It’s Have-Not competition time, and it’s a barnyard setup. After the seriousness of the last half hour, I could give a shit about this, except for the fact that Howard wants to throw it so that Aaryn, GinaMarie, and Kaitlin are have-nots for the week. Let’s jump to the conclusion - the Have-nots this week are Amanda, McCrae, Judd, and Jessie. Somehow, GinaMarie concludes that this is retribution for Nick’s departure.

Jeremy now runs upstairs to confess all to Helen. I just don’t get why it’s so important for everybody to know about The Moving company. Helen is all cocky because she “killed the Moving Company”. No, you didn’t. Jeremy also throws Kaitlin under the bus, and he says he “didn’t come in here to make a wife”. Helen loves this, and “maybe I can use Jeremy in this game”.

We’re showing way too much of this “kiss the ring” stuff, as Howard now comes in. Unlike Jeremy, though, he doesn’t follow through in telling all. He lies about the Movers. He lies about his vote. He finally admits that he voted to evict Elissa, and Helen starts crying. He still lies about the Movers, and Helen is disappointed.

It’s finally nomination time, and Elissa’s key is first, followed by Andy, Candice, McCrae, Amanda, GinaMarie, Judd, Jessie, Howard, Spencer, and Jeremy. Aaryn and Kaitlin are the nominees. Helen gives a bullshit speech about how they are strong competitors and they can save themselves in the veto competition. Ho hum.

Little of substance is said in the final seconds of the show. They hate being on the block. Jeremy didn’t come here to get married. Helen wants Aaryn to go home, but she has bigger targets. “Watch out. Here comes Helen.”

What did you think of tonight’s episode? Were you happy with how they treated the extreme behavior? How about those noms? Tell us what you think!

 

Saturday
Jul132013

Big Brother Gossip Show #304: Bye Bye Moving Company

It was another week of weirdness (to say the least) in the Big Brother house, and we attempted to cover it all in this week's episode. Mike was missing tonight, but Scott and Colette rambled for almost two hours. Racism, the dissolution of The Moving Company, Helen's HOH win, and the continued bad actions of the "Mean Girls" are just some of tonight's topics.

Like always, you can find this on Scott's The Ledge app, stream it via iTunes, or...

DIRECTLY DOWNLOAD/STREAM BY CLICKING HERE!!!

As always, thanks to those that listen to us live, and to everybody that has been downloading it every week. Also, thank you to Ash for the audio clips, and for Colette's expert analysis!

 

Thursday
Jul112013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 7 Recap

A word of warning to the few who read these recaps. I’ve been in a foul mood all day. Like “screw this world” kind of foul. It will be a miracle if this marathon set of simple words even makes it to the web page, as the laptop could easily be tossed at my television.

Why the anger? Until last night, this eviction looked to be my highlight of the year. The production “plant” was all set to go, and had done absolutely nothing to save herself. It looked like the eviction was going to be a formality, and then maybe this MVP silliness could become a fun feature for the year.

Then a tiny political strategist (supposedly) got into the act. From day one, she had been the person campaigning for Botox Baby, even though she was sitting right next to her on the block. All of her prancercizing seemed to do little good, though, until suddenly out of the blue a young real estate woman took over.

Now it appears that tonight will be my worst nightmare. Unless there were some last-minute reconsideration of the plans, a certain stupidly named alliance will be finished. Which is kind of cool, except that a moron will have been saved and a couple of non-stop babblers will suddenly believe they have some power.

I’m jumping ahead a bit, here, so let’s get right into the show. Like every episode, we kick off where we left off last night, with the replacement of Jeremy with Nick as the third nominee. Jeremy is still confident that Elissa is going home, while Elissa drawwls about how Nick is such a huge threat. Nick doesn’t believe he is in danger. Then we get an overly long, overly dramatic explanation from Helen.

Amanda is then shown talking to Candice, asking about what they should do this week. Candice wants to ensure that a man goes, and Amanda reminds her that her vote is really important. She heads into the have-not room to tell Elissa that she thinks they have the numbers. Helen enters the room, which means that the conversation goes on way too long. Helen is getting suspicious of Spencer, and this vote will show if he’s with them or not.

Now Andy is talking with Helen, who says if Nick doesn’t “go home this week, we can’t win this game”. Andy counters that at this point, that side of the house isn’t going after them. Helen reminds him that as long as Elissa is around, she will be a target. They just have to be ready for the rage of Jeremy, Kaitlin, and GinaMarie.

Now we see Elissa crawling into bed with Jessie (wait, what?), and she tells her how important it is to get such a competitor out of the house. Jessie says that for the whole time she has been dead set on getting her out, but with Elissa now giving her attention she’s reconsidering.

Jessie then heads into the have-not room to talk to Helen. Yeah, it’s a recap of what they already said, and how the biggest, greatest alliance of all time will protect her. Until they don’t, actually.

Everybody is now sitting outside, and Howard heads inside to talk to Nick. He’s worried about the Amanda/McCrae relationship, especially since Amanda is so smart and strong. Spencer wanders in, and Howard leaves. They continue to talk about Amanda, and how they don’t believe McCrae will get her to vote as the Movers want them to.

They pull McCrae aside, and inform him that Amanda is going to figure out the Movers. He tells them “I need you guys to trust me”. He affirms he’s 100% with them, and will cut her out if he needs to. Sure you will.

McCrae goes back to Amanda, who says they have to keep Elissa. Amanda is already getting the vibes that McCrae isn’t telling her something. “I think it just makes sense to keep her here”, she says. McCrae says this week sucks, as he either has to cut loose the Movers or Amanda.

Julie now talks to the house, and the first question goes to Jeremy about not being worried about being nominated. “I was ready.” She then asks about showmances, including those who want to be in one. Yes, that question then goes to Jessie. She’s asked about why there are so many relationships, and she babbles some nonsensical garbage. Julie then reminds everybody that they’re watched and heard 24 hours a day. Amanda is asked if she keeps that in mind, and she says that after awhile you forget about it “all the time”. Aaryn is also asked, and claims that she’s just a “very open person. Everybody who is here knows a lot about me, and so does America now.”

Julie’s response? “Yes, we all do.” With a nice side of sarcasm. This was my highlight of the show. Julie reminds the nominees that one of them will be leaving, and she’ll be back with them later.

With that opening, Julie talks about how some of the comments have stirred up controversy for the show. This is a setup for footage from the house, starting with Candice complaining about things Arryn says in her presence. Howard talks about the white fish/black fish joke she had said earlier, and we get a replay of it. “You can’t play the game like that”, says Howard, who adds in the diary room he’s sensitive about it since he’s from the south. “You feel like there’s a personal vendetta, and that game play could be derailed because of it.”

Amanda replies that she doesn’t think that Aaryn is intentional in those comments. Just ignorant. In the diary room, Amanda says that she is sensitive to these remarks, and heads into the HOH to tell her that people are talking about these comments. Aaryn’s reply? “That’s the most obnoxious, annoying things I’ve ever heard.” Amanda goes on, and Aaryn carries on that she doesn’t care. “I really just think that’s the most immature thing ever. They call me Barbie and all sorts of shit about me being blonde all the time. What’s the difference?”

Oh boy, amanda is pissed. “That really shows her character.” The segment ends with a angry “stay with us” from Julie.

After commercials, it’s eviction time. Elissa goes first, and I don’t really understand anything she says. Actually, she acts like she just won an Emmy or something. “I am a target, but Nick’s the bigger threat.” Nick is up next, and he talks about how much he loves everybody. Helen is last, and she goes on about how she’s a huge Big Brother fan. She throws out a line against Jeremy, too.

The voting now starts with Jeremy, who votes to evict Elissa, as does Kaitlin. Andy, though, happily votes to evict Nick. GinaMarie is next, and votes against Elissa. Judd’s vote goes against Nick, as does Spencer and Jessie. Howard votes against Elissa, though, but McCrae’s big stand is with his girl as he votes to evict Nick! Amanda does the same and Candice. Nick is out 7-4!

Too bad there is a delay before the votes are read, but after commercials Julie reads the results. His eyes widen in shock, and GinaMarie covers her face. Nick hugs Aaryn, and then GinaMarie breaks down before Nick walks out the door.

Before his interview with Julie, we see GinaMarie continue to wail, as Howard consoles her. The rest of the house says nothing. Even after going into another room, we hear her wailing.

Julie asks Nick what is going through his mind, and he says that he believes it’s all Spencer’s fault. The audience doesn’t agree, and Julie asks why he thinks Spencer is controlling the house. He says he thinks everybody trusted him. Julie says that is the case, and if he’s mad about it. Nick says he’s not, and Juie confides that McCrae didn’t vote for him. Nick admits that the Moving Company was a “fake” game, and as you go through the time in the house you develop real game. He’s then asked if the Moving Company is done, and he says that since Amanda has figured it out it probably is over. They just couldn’t keep it secret.

We get the goodbye messages, and McCrae says he had to do it for his game. Jeremy says he doesn’t understand why Nick is gone, and he’s not happy to live another week with this “Phenbot”. Speaking of that creature, she slurs a goodbye to him and other stuff I can’t understand. Helen gives him some platitudes, and says she played a big part in his departure. GinaMarie ends it with how much she likes him. Julie ends it by saying he should have kissed Jessie. “She would have given you a vote!”

So it is now HOH competition time, and we start with a package of footage from last night. The HG’s were awakened a few times during the night with “clues” for tonight’s competition...and certain people didn’t really participate.

Heading to the backyard, it’s a true/false question competition based on the “deliveries” from last night. A wrong answer eliminates you. Judd and Jeremy are out on the first question. So much for that “photoshop memory”, Jeremy! GinaMarie, Andy, Amanda, Spencer and Elissa are out on the second question. Candice goes out next, and everybody left answers the next couple of questions correctly. It’s time for the tie-breaker question, which is the number of “BB Cola” cans “delivered” last night. The answer is 168, and all but McCrae give that answer. The second tie-breaker is how long it took Jeremy to win the second veto competition. Helen is the closest, and is the new HOH...which means we get her super-awkward dance. (BTW, Kaitlin was in second place.) What a different week that would have made!

So that’s it. Nick is gone, and Helen is HOH! America knows that Aaryn doesn’t give a fuck about being labelled a racist, and GinaMarie is considering suicide? Are you happy with these results? Are you glad the Movers are out of business? Or that slurring Elissa is still around? Tell us what you think!

 

Wednesday
Jul102013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 6 Recap

A simple intro to what should be a simple (and annoying episode). MVP silliness. Veto comp hosted by a Big Brother alum. A “thrown” performance that wasn’t good enough for the deal maker. Filler. Nominations.

So let’s start with the reactions to Aaryn’s nominations of Elissa and Helen. Guess what, neither are happy! Elissa doesn’t understand how people say she is “making waves”, and complains that it was “vindictive” to nominate Helen because of her. Helen thinks Aaryn is threatened by her friendship with Elissa. For some strange reason, Helen believes they were put up together to create a fight between the two of them. Hmmm, not really.

Helen enters the have-not room with tears in her eyes, followed by Elissa. “How original, right”, says Elissa. They hug, and Elissa goes into the standard Reilly “she’s so mean to me” mantra. Just to make sure you understand the mood of the room, the sad background music comes up as Helen promises to help save Elissa.

Candice joins the pair, and Helen tells her she shouldn’t hang out with the “pariahs of the house”. Again, we get to hear Candice’s (correct) theory about the all-boys alliance. Elissa almost forgot her script, but finally says “please, Brenchel fans, vote for us for MVP”. No worries about that.

In the storage room, the Movers are talking about how all of the women are going crazy. “I can’t wait to send them all home”, says Jeremy. He says that the girls are going to go home “one by one by one”. Yeah, right.

Helen is now upstairs playing chess with Howard, and after Kaitlin walks out of the HOH, she asks if he would mind if she talked to Aaryn. Helen still wants to work with Aaryn, who says it was hard to put her up. The music builds up as they continue to talk about secretly being an alliance, and Helen even says that putting her up was a smart move.

Ugh, here we go with the MVP bullshit...and yes, it was indeed Elissa. Yeah, act surprised, you dumb twit. “Like, how?” Really? In case you forgot how MVP works, she reads the exact same card from last week. “America, thank you so much...I’m doing this for you.” Ugh.

Elissa heads into the Have-not room to tell Helen, who does the weirdest little dance I’ve ever seen. They decide not to tell anybody, and Elissa says that Jeremy is her ultimate target. Helen is thinking ahead, though, and wants to know who would be the replacements? “Kaitlin.” But if...oh god, Helen, you’re thinking way beyond Elissa’s line of thinking. So now the question is whether they immediately put up Jeremy, or wait to do a backdoor. Ultimately, they go with Jeremy after all.

Filler time, as GinaMarie flirts with Nick. Poor Nick, even though he plays it well in the diary room. He’s not interested in Jessie. He’s not interested in GinaMarie. That doesn’t stop CBS from pushing it, though.

We’re spared from more of this ugliness, as it is time to pick POV players. First off, there’s the MVP nomination, and after a long buildup it is indeed Jeremy. Aaryn pulls out Amanda and Nick’s names. Nick is happy to be a part of it, and hopes to be able to save his “homeboy” Jeremy. GinaMarie will host, and she couldn’t be happier.

Elissa admits she’s a bit concerned over her choice as Jeremy, as he’s pretty fired up. To make sure we know just how focused he is, he puts on a show in the diary room on how he is such a “manimal”.

Arryn, meanwhile, heads upstairs. The girls all make fun of Elissa’s choice, as Jeremy is going to kick her ass. “This is the worst move she could possibly make”, says Kaitlin.

GinaMarie is asking Nick if it is smart for him to try to win this comp, and he thinks it is. They’re interrupted by Elissa, who is worried because “Nick is a fierce competitor”. She proposes a two week deal with Nick, and if he doesn’t throw it she will put him up as a replacement. He says that this is a win/win for him, as if he loses he won’t go up but a win also ensures he won’t go up. They shake on the deal.

Ugh, even more Elissa time. Her and Helen are crying about missing their kids, and Howard comes in to cheer them up. He leads them in a prayer. Please find me my bucket to puke in. This leads to a medley of Howard praying. Great for him, but a bore for viewers. Move on!

It’s now veto competition time, and GinaMarie is dressed as a baby. Yes, I typed that correctly. GinaMarie is dressed as a baby. Fitting, right. She introduces a video message from Britney. She shows her pregnant belly, and she tells them to head outside for the cmopetition.

The backyard is dressed up as a baby nursery, and they have to create a “giant baby mobile”. The first one to perfectly balance ten stuffed animals wins the veto.

After a bunch of cutesy diary room comments, the contest begins. This isn’t exactly exciting. Nick again explains his idea is to actually try to win, and...that’s enough. Why we need everybody involved to tell us how this works is beyond me.

For a second it looked like Amanda was going to win, but one of the animals was touching the ground. She makes an adjustment, and it still didn’t work. “Much like a baby, I need a bottle...of vodka”. She’s really getting a good edit.

Jeremy then tells us how he figured out how to win this comp, and he starts moving faster. Helen, though, is close to him, but Jeremy suddenly sprints to the win! Ugh, he is really the worst winner ever. Helen knows that somehow they need to come up with a bigger threat than the two of them. Well, a bigger threat than Elissa. Nobody thinks Helen is a threat.

After commercials, we get some filler of Jeremy and Kaitlin making out. They quit kissing, though, as Kaitlin is worried that she may be going the same route as David did last week. Yeah, the porn music comes up as they keep kissing. Oh wait, she’s upset again. Oh wait, they’re kissing again. Ok, enough.

Once the making out is over, Jeremy heads down to chat with the Movers to make sure that Elissa is the one that goes home this week. He tells Jeremy that if somehow Elissa doesn’t go, that means that a Mover made a wrong vote. Nick is not happy with this. “We’re a business.”

Jeremy moves on to the other Movers with the same story, and none of them are happy about this. “God is the only boss I listen to”, complains Howard. “Who died and made you boss”, asks McCrae. They’re all becoming a bit suspicious of Jeremy.

We move on to Elissa, who is talking to Candice. Like before, Candice wants to get rid of the guys, and complains that girls never make big moves in the house. There’s no way that a girl can be put on the block to replace Jeremy. Candice wants Nick put up, and that he’s working with Jeremy.

Elissa is conflicted, though. She promised to not put him up, and doesn’t want to go against her word. Candice moves on with the reasons why Nick has to go, and Elissa is shown nodding her head in approval.

Before we get to the veto ceremony, Elissa is seen going up to Nick and asking if he’d vote to evict Kaitlin. He gives an unintelligible answer, and says he’s not in “gameface right now”. She says that if he can’t answer, she may have to break their deal. He wants some time to think about it. Yep, she has her way out of their deal. In her mind, at least. (Especially since they didn’t show the conversation where Nick did try to work with her.)

It’s NOW finally veto meeting, and they still have Jeremy stare at the wall of keys. Why? We know he’s saving himself. Oh yeah, we have to have the commentary from those on the block, or possibly going on the block.

Everybody is called in, and Jeremy indeed saves himself. Elissa gets up, and after many, many seconds of buildup, has nominated Nick. GinaMarie is about to die! The Movers aren’t happy either!

So that’s it, after blah blah blah I want to win blah blah blah the game’s not over blah blah blah Momsquad. Wait, Momsquad??? Ugh.

Your thoughts on this episode? Did Elissa break her word? Were you happy to see Britney back? How bad does Elissa read her script? Tell us your thoughts!

 

Wednesday
Jul102013

A Day In The Life Of: Nick

A little backstory before we begin following Nick’s day in the house. Just a couple of days ago, he was sitting pretty. Elissa had used her MVP on Jeremy, and he had a deal with her that would keep him off the block if she needed a new nominee.

Nick didn’t win the veto, but Helen and Candice got into Elissa’s ear to say he didn’t actually “throw” the competition. In their eyes, the deal was voided, and Nick found himself replacing Jeremy as the MVP nominee. What has he done since? Not much. He did attempt to have a conversation with Elissa, only to find her walk out in mid-sentence.

Today’s action in the house starts really late, and even later for Nick. Instead of getting up early to start working on the votes, he slept in. We get our first glimpse of him and GinaMarie around 11:15 AM, as Aaryn comes in to wake them. Aaryn sticks around for a minute or two, and then races back upstair to tell Kaitlin that she thinks the pair are now an item. Um, no. They’re not.

Nothing is seen of them for the next hour or so, as the rest of the house prepares for the day. Finally, at 12:38, we discover why. They’re still in bed! Aaryn again walks in on them. “What are you kids doing in here?” She proceeds to tell Nick about her morning breakfast and exercise routine. “Look at my abs.”

Aaryn is still convinced that something is going on with the them. “Did you guys make out last night?” GinaMarie grins in the mirror, but says no. Nick jokes that GinaMarie is now pregnant with the first Big Brother baby. As GinaMarie works to tame her morning bedhead, Aaryn lies to her that she “looks so much cuter with no makeup and your retainer”. Always the gentleman, Nick says that when you’re in love with a girl she always looks beautiful. GInaMarie grins, but everybody (and I mean everybody) knows he’s not referring to her. Aaryn finally leaves, and Nick rolls over back to sleep.

The pair finally get out of bed, but only get as far as the bathroom before they plop their asses back down. Unfortunately for them, Andy comes in and starts talking about his favorite MTV reality shows. Oh Nick, if you only knew that Andy has spent the morning attempting to convince people to give you the boot.

After a little bit out of camera view, Nick is seen cooking breakfast. Or is it lunch at this point in the day? Andy is still following him around with more inane conversation. Elissa joins them, and the conversation slows to a crawl. Not because everybody becomes quiet, but because it takes her five minute to enunciate a syllable. Helen walks in to add even more dull chatter.

Meanwhile, GinaMarie is providing Amanda with too much information, but Nick comes in to save the day. After GinaMarie leaves the room, Nick takes Amanda into the lounge to a chat. It’s one of the first times they’ve talked, and Amanda jokes “you’re now forced to talk game”. Amanda tells him everything Elissa had claimed, including a story that Nick was planning on putting her up. She says that her and McCrae are the swing votes, and Nick wants to know how the vote could be that close. Amanda says it’s because people think he’s shady, especially since he’s constantly called to the diary room. Nick says that they ask him a lot of questions to help narrate events, and that he “didn’t want to be involved in a game of he said/she said”.

Amanda is also concerned that when Elissa leaves, he’ll be the MVP. Nick isn’t so sure. They end the chat with Nick apparently convincing Amanda that he would never put up her and McCrae.

Speaking of McCrae, he then walks into the room. Amanda leaves, and McCrae asks what they talked about. Nick imitates Amana, and retells the entire conversation to McCrae. They seem to be on the same page, and there’s a bit of talk about future picks. Helen, Candice, and Jessie’s names come up. Aaryn pops in to take a couple of HOH pics. McCrae finally leaves shortly after Aaryn, and Nick stares off into space for a bit.

He eventually reconvenes with GinaMarie, and thanks her for setting up that conversation wiht Amanda. As always, the talk quickly turns to GinaMarie. The girl can’t go a few minutes without talking about herself.

They then join the gang in the kitchen as Aaryn is still taking photos for the HOH blog. He sticks around as the camera crew moves upstairs, and then heads outside. There’s a bit of small talk with Kaitlin and Amanda, and eventually a few more people join them. The next couple of hours are spent chatting about news events and personal stories. As a news junkie, I’m embarrassed at how little they know about current events. I’m even more embarrassed by some of the personal stories. Finally, Nick gets up and says he’s off to take a nap.

Two hours later, Nick is up, and I’m not sure by choice. Andy is all excited because he thinks he’s done being a have-not at midnight, and GInaMarie’s meds must have kicked in as she’s jumping and dancing around the bedroom. The pair move into the storage room, where GinaMarie must have informed Nick of a talk she had with Andy a bit ago where Andy supposedly pledged to save him. They embrace, and GinaMarie continues her weird little dance moves. She kisses him on the shoulder, and wanders off. Wait, did she just say “love ya” as she took off? Oh boy.

Aaryn and GinaMarie now believe there is a food competition coming up, and they want Nick to join them in throwing it to Amanda and McCrae (I think). There really is no reason to believe this to be the case, or to throw it if true. Oh well. It just guarantees Aaryn will be a have- not next week.

He then has a conversation with Aaryn about Adderall, and how it changed her life. Too bad it didn’t also change her personal views. Strangely, Nick goes into an Andy-ish story about researching the history of drugs, and how his little half-brother is on it. Or something like that, as the feeds went to fish as that part of the story was introduced. Her life changed instantly when she started taking it, and she caught a boyfriend cheating a week afterwards. It also helped her with her panic attacks. She says that if they didn’t let her have them in the house, she’d “freak, freak, freak out here”. They move on to more personal life chatter before Nick heads outside to work out.

Workout complete, he sits next to the hot tub with the Blondetourage. The pills must be wearing off, as GinaMarie is pretty subdued, and the conversation amounts to even less than usual. After a few minutes, they wander over to the hammock where most of the guys are hanging out. The feeds, though, switch to Kaitlin and Jesse playing pool.

When the feeds come back, Aaryn is selling some idiotic story that causes the feeds to go to fish. Oh, GinaMarie is subdued because she feels lightheaded. Aaryn says it’s because she doesn’t eat. GinaMarie claims it’s because of the heat of the hot tub.

Little happens until Nick ends up with Judd in the storage room. Judd is worried that people are going to think he’s screwing them over by keeping Nick, but he is reminded that he promised to keep him. Judd says if he gets HOH next week, he’ll be putting “them” (namely Candice) up. He’s also worried that he’s on everybody’s mind as a possible nominee next week. Nick reassures him that they’re “good”, and that he wants to work with him. “If I win HOH, I will not put you up.” They shake on it, and, of course, Andy interrupts them. They have a scintillating discussion on lactose...and he pretends that they’re best buddies. “I feel pretty good about it”, he says about the prospects of keeping Nick. That earlier talk with GinaMarie definitely helped...or so Andy claims.

When he comes out, GinaMarie is waiting for him. She checks out the other rooms, but Nick says it’s “sketchy” in there. She’s all worried, but Nick tells her to relax.

Not shown for the feeds again for another hour or so, we now see him in the shower as Helen is talking about food with him. Namely Asian candy. Good thing Aaryn’s not around. The cam (obviously) doesn’t last long on this conversation, but when it comes back Kaitlin and Andy have joined them, followed by Howard. As always, Andy dominates the talk, but GinaMarie does point out her favorite parts of Nick’s body. No, not the ones you expect, although I’m sure that’s what she was thinking.

Nick complains that he’s tired, and they head into the bedroom. He thanks GinaMarie for setting up that conversation with Amanda earlier today, and also for doing his laundry. Ooops, big mistake. This causes GinaMarie to perk up, telling him how she loves to do that kind of stuff around the house. “I’m wife material, motherfucker.”

They also talk about Elissa for a bit. Nick says he’s going to be “super respectful” towards her, but she is the one who put him in this spot. GinaMarie adds that she’s going to also be supercool around her, because if she gets emotional than Elissa has won. I’m not sure what that really means, but GinaMarie then goes off to get Nick his hat.

She returns with not only his hat, but a glass of water. There’s more talk about being tired, and they formulate a plan for tomorrow. They’re going to talk to everybody, but for some reason they have to do it in a precise order. Finally, he’s left alone in peace...until Andy comes in. “Are you sleeping?” Judd is with him, and after Andy leaves they rehash their earlier chat.

Not long afterwards, it is midnight and the have-nots can eat. There’s alcohol and pizza, but we don’t hear much from Nick as Helen is over the top in her orgasmic glee over getting to eat. They do chat a bit about children, as Nick apparently once played daddy for a few months.

He heads outside to sit on the big couch, as Jeremy and Spencer are talking about coke, mushrooms, and steroids. Yes, Jeremy has done roids. Big shocker. GinaMarie gets a third wind, and she’s an unstoppable motormouth.

What was supposed to be an early night ends up going on and on. Most of it is nonsense talk, especially if it involves GinaMarie, but there are some interesting moments. Nick plays a little pool with Howard, who says that while everything is still on play, Amanda remains a bit of a problem. Nick’s worry with their original alliances is if two of them end up on the block at the same time, but Howard doesn’t think that will be an issue as long as they continue to work their sides.

There’s a bit of drama, though, as the house guests have been recording their goodbye messages, and GinaMarie just recorded hers. Of course, the very thought of Nick leaving has her gushing out gallons of tears. Nick is saved by Judd, though, and is able to escape...for a bit. He speaks for a bit more with Howard, and also with Judd, but then must deal with the beast.

GinaMarie is pissed. With the Have-not now “haves”, sleeping arrangements are altered, and Elissa is now in their room. “I’m not going to be able to sleep knowing that shady cunt is right next to me.” Oh boy. They do a little more gossiping. Well, GinaMarie does, and she says if she wins HOH she wants to put up Candice and Jessie next week. That’s not exactly a surprise.

She’s also a big worried about whether he’s playing her, and surprises Nick with a question about whether he’s a “homo”. Nick’s not happy with this. Ultimately, though, she likes him more and more every day.

He eventually escapes, and heads inside to make omelets. After a little more game talk with Judd, he finally crashes.

Do you think Nick will survive this week? Should he survive? How long will he have to endure GinaMarie’s twelve personalities? Let us know what you think!

 

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