Not much really happened last night after I wrote my Hurricane Amanda thread, so I skipped the morning recap and now just doing the Saturday Updates thread. The house is already up and players have been picked for the veto competition:
GinaMarie, Amanda, McCrae, Elissa, Spencer, Andy will be playing for the veto competition today, but this is another challenge that means very little. The house would be fine with Amanda or McCrae going home, so regardless who wins, they’ll get their way. The only way anything could change is if they somehow convince GinaMarie to put Elissa on the block if one of them is removed. I don’t see that happening at all, so this competition isn’t really too important.
With that said, I wonder if GinaMarie realizes she’s the Britney from BB12′s ‘Brigade’? Sure, Britney is prettier, funnier and had a much better personality, but 1 girl / 3 guy alliances don’t really seem to go very well for the girl in it. GinaMarie is doing one hell of a job playing for 4th place, but to her credit, that’s about 10 places higher than I expected her to finish. Just don’t expect to see her back in future seasons as a coach, that’s for sure.
Time for some updates:
10:20am – The Exterminators are up in the HoH discussing plans for the PoV competition today. GM still has a bum foot so they don’t expect much from her, but they’re still working out an order to drop from the competition based on Amanda and McCrae.
PS – Spencer and Judd are out of their chicken suits. Am I missing something? It hasn’t been 48 hours yet… isn’t that what Julie said the other night?
10:35am – The crew talking about how dirty Amanda and McCrae have been this year.
12:00pm – Feeds are down for the veto competition. I am trying to unclog my tub so I may be a little late when they return. Hope not
1:45pm – Still on trivia. Good thing because I had to call a plumber.
2:05pm – Feeds are back, Amanda does not look very happy.
McCrae won the PoV
2:12pm – Sounds like it was a knockout type of competition because Amanda said ‘I don’t know why Andy kept picking me’. It sounds like Andy had to show his cards during the competition, so now they’re going to realize he’s flipped.
It sounds like Spencer will be going up as a pawn because GM refuses to put up Elissa.
2:30pm – Andy is going to explain why he kept picking Amanda during the competition. He said he just didn’t know what to do, he was scared, blah blah. If they believe him after watching what he did to Helen, they deserve to go home.
3:00pm – Andy, Judd, Elissa and GinaMarie are all chatting. I can’t quite tell if Elissa is drunk or not
(keep checking back for updates)
I know the Big Brother house is in California, but that doesn’t make them safe from the hurricane season inside the house. First, we had Jessie who was a category 5 out in the Pacific Ocean, but quickly broke up as it hit land, and by the time it was all the way through the house, it was a tropical depression at best.
A few weeks later, another storm was brewing out at sea. This one was called Hurricane Aaryn and it was a solid category 3 heading straight for the coast. One night in the middle of the week, the jet stream carried it off course, and it went harmlessly back into the Pacific Ocean until it was completely dissolved and destroyed by none other than Julie Chen.
In what appears to be the last real threat of the hurricane season, a new one is forming as Tropical Storm Amanda. We expect it to quickly turn into a hurricane and it could peak as high as category 4. This storm is expected to be a direct hit on the Big Brother house sometime this week, but some damage has already been done. Tropical Storm Amanda rolled through the island of GinaMarie shortly after it was discovered, and has now been re-gaining the strength needed to to a full assault on the Big Brother house.
Our video footage was able to capture the force that Tropical Storm Amanda is capable of, and you can see that footage by watching the feeds and turning to 5:20pm on 8/30. Strangely enough, Amanda then apologized to the island of GinaMarie and said she was really aiming for the island of Elissa. GinaMarie then made her chicken parm, which is unheard of in the storm world.
Stay tuned to Big Brother Junkies for the Hurricane Amanda storm tracker…
It’s going to be a pretty interesting day in the Big Brother house, or at least it should be. Amanda is fairly certain that Elissa will be nominated, but from everything I’ve seen on the feeds, it will likely be Amanda and McCrae on the block after nominations. This will be hours after Amanda promised Elissa she will be on the block this week, so she’s going to have some serious egg on her face.
There should also be the special competition Julie talked about, as Friday’s are generally the day they film nominations and any pre-veto competition (havenot mostly). This gives them time to edit it into the Sunday show, as tomorrow would cut it a bit too close. Saturday’s are generally reserved for the PoV competition as well.
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10:40am – GinaMarie was laying down in the HoH bed talking to Spencer, Judd and Elissa when the feeds cut to trivia. This could be the competition I mentioned earlier in the post. Not sure how long they will be down.
11:15am – Feeds still down, has to be the competition Julie mentioned
12:07pm – Feeds are back, looks like a reward competition that involved a LOT of balloons. Not sure who won what yet. They apparently had to run around and pop balloons and I think rewards were inside random numbers and letters that perhaps spelled rewards.
Spencer won $10,000 (which will help him pay taxes on the trip he won)
1:15pm – GinaMarie is waiting for a medic. She fell down the stairs this morning and thinks she may have sprained her foot (maybe broke). The rest are eagerly awaiting nominations
2:45pm – GinaMarie is in the HoH room talking to Spencer about future plans. It is almost a certainty that McCranda is going up. She is also reassuring him that Elissa will just be up her ass, but not to worry. Hmm….. 3 guys and a girl in the final 4.. sounds familiar
3:05pm – Amanda is making her push to GinaMarie. She is suggesting that Judd and Elissa go up, and if that happens Amanda will volunteer to go up as a pawn if one wins PoV. Oh boy, Amanda is going to be FUMING when nominations are over. I cannot wait…
3:14pm – Amanda to GinaMarie – “You need a 4 to make it”…. oh Amanda, if you only knew….
3:45pm – Everyone still prepping for jury. Andy said that Amanda and McCrae have no idea what’s going to happen tonight. Finally a real blindside. Get your feeds here, you may want to watch this
4:10pm – Feeds on trivia for nomination ceremony. Get your popcorn ready!
5:17pm – Feeds are back up. McCrae and Amanda getting hugs, I assume they’re nominated. Waiting for confirmation
Amanda and McCrae are nominated
Amanda is saying she’d rather go home instead of McCrae, and she is also figuring out that GM is working with Spencer, Judd and Elissa…. 2 out of 3 isn’t bad. It’s kind of funny that Andy is going to be the biggest backstabber to all his friends this season. He may actually win this one. Ian 2.0
Amanda rushes upstairs and is now yelling at GinaMarie about it all.
Amanda – “Elissa is the one who put up Nick and Nick went home. Elissa is the one who put up Aaryn” …. GM – “I know, but she changed her mind”. Reality is, Elissa is probably going to be next anyway, she’s not working with GM
5:24pm – Andy comes in (of course). GinaMarie is telling Amanda that Nick thing is in the past, but now she’s telling Amanda she’s pissed that Nick went home and had to do with it… wait, what?
Amanda – What happens if someone else wins the veto and takes us off? Who are you going to put up? — GinaMarie – I don’t know, haven’t thought that far ahead.
During the speech, GinaMarie said that Amanda took the fire out of McCrae’s eyes this season. He dominated the first competition but could barely handle the wall. She is calling Amanda a distraction for McCrae.
Amanda – ‘We wouldn’t have gone after you next week, but now there is a significant chance.” (Meanwhile, Elissa continues to slip by quietly)
5:30pm – Judd jumps in and asks Amanda if everyone should just pack their bags and get ready to go home. Amanda is now yelling at Judd. This is getting heated.
After more arguments with GinaMarie, Amanda continues to cry and yells that she doesn’t want to be in the house any more. She doesn’t want to be around Elissa.
What this is showing is that Amanda is an extremely sore loser. She is upset because GinaMarie can just lie to her face when Amanda has screwed over half the house this season. I don’t know if GM hooking up with the guys is a good plan for her, but it’s certainly a good game move for Judd, Andy or Spencer.
5:40pm – Amanda – “I look like such an idiot” … yes, yes you do.
5:55pm – McCrae and Amanda in bed trying to figure it all out, the rest of the guys are in the kitchen, GM and Elissa in HoH room.
6:15pm – Amanda is calming down a bit, but she’s still very, very upset at Elissa. This may be a long week for Rachel’s Shadow.
— Going to eat now that things have calmed down – for the moment
7:45pm – Back. GinaMarie is cooking in the kitchen, McCrae in the bedroom reading the bible. I need more Hurricane Amanda
When the HoH competition was over last night, and the feeds finally returned, GinaMarie had the key around her neck and it appeared everyone in the house was happy about it. The problem with everyone being happy means that some are clueless of what’s about to happen, and it appears those people are Amanda and McCrae. While that’s bad for them, it’s great for live feed watchers because if Amanda is indeed nominated today, she’s going to lose her mind.
Last night on the feeds at roughly 10:45pm, Amanda was in the living room painting her nails and Spencer, Andy and Elissa were sitting nearby chatting. Throughout the conversation, Elissa kept taking the backhanded shots at Amanda, while Amanda took direct shots back. When I say backhanded, an example would be Elissa talking about how much she got along with Jessie. When Amanda asked about the day Hurricane Jessie appeared and called her Rachel’s Shadow all day, Elissa’s reply was “I thought it was funny, she at least kept it game related. She didn’t get personal like trash would do” (something along those lines). That is Elissa’s M.O., and it is very effective against Amanda.
I’m not bashing Elissa by any means, that’s her style and it’s going to now get her further in the game than Amanda. Throughout the season, she has insulted nearly every person in the house through those backhanded channels, but has a very solid chance of making the final 5. Amanda’s more direct approach at insults made her look batshit crazy at times, especially on highlight reels (or should I say lowlight). It’s also going to be the reason she will be on the block this week instead of the person she thinks will be there.
At around 9:00pm, after one of the many Amanda/GM chat sessions, GinaMarie looked up at the camera and said that Amanda is going on the block. Not only will she be furious about this, but she’s going to feel extremely stupid after guaranteeing Elissa would be on the block this week. That double combo may result in some intense fights and craziness we haven’t even seen yet.
If you signed up for the feeds last night thinking you were going to watch the HoH competition, keep them for another day or two (or a week or two) because this could be some exciting stuff. If you didn’t sign up, you can now, or you can wait until I give flashback times, but you’re probably going to want to see this play out.
The special competition should be held today, as well as the nomination ceremony. I’m going to start a Friday Update thread soon, but I am going to be a bit late because the feeds will probably be down for a good portion of the afternoon due to the nomination/comp. Tonight should be a fun night to blog.
Update – GinaMarie won the HoH
They did not show the competitions on the live feeds, so I have no clue about the score. I am extremely disappointed they had an HoH competition carry over but did not let us watch it. I don’t know what to expect for the week, but I need a break. Again, to those who bought feeds expecting to watch the challenge, I apologize. They are still good value for the money and there is still plenty of good stuff to watch, but I feel like an idiot for pushing the link.
I’m going to go sink in a hole now
Note – If you are looking for the Aaryn exit interview (it was a good one), scroll down the first page. It’s under my live eviction thread.
I am going to be slammed with people looking for updates, so my server may have some issues, but stay with me. I’ll also be updating on twitter if this site is going too slow.
If you’re just tuning in, Aaryn has been evicted and the house is now doing a competition that carried over. They have their feet tied together and must hop to a cage, move an egg through a maze with their finger tips, then hop back and put the egg in their basket. The first to 12 eggs wins. I’m going to do it similar to last week where I will update the score here….
7:15pm update – Feeds still on trivia. Should be up soon (I hope), I will update the score the second they’re up
7:20pm update – Getting frustrated. Feeds still not back. Come on, CBS
7:25pm update – Nothing yet. Feeds should have been up 20 minutes ago.
7:30pm update – Still on feeds. I dropped the link for the live feeds. I am not sure we’ll be able to see this one play out live. Very annoyed and sad by this
7:35pm update – GinaMarie won the HoH. I am furious that they did not allow us to watch that after putting up a link to the live feeds. I apologize to those who signed up thinking you were going to see the competition. Nobody did. Very annoyed right now.
A player has come back into the game, we’re going to have nearly half of the jury members in sequester by the end of the night, and minutes in the house feel like hours… ahh yes, we’re officially on the home stretch of the Big Brother 15 season.
Tonight’s HoH competition is easily the most important of the season for Amanda and McCrae, but they don’t even realize it yet. The entire house is sick of Amanda, and everyone also wants to split up the last power duo of the game. If they’re not aware of the target that’s on their back, it’s because it’s so huge they don’t even realize it’s a target.
In a pretty surprising vote this afternoon, a surprising 42% of the voters think Andy is going home. I’m going to just guess that those 42% are first time viewers to my prediction thread and don’t realize how badass I am when it comes to that (watch Andy get blindsided in a last minute switch).
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6:00pm – The show begins! Likely going to start with the recap of the last few days. I’m sure it will be brief. If they can come up with 10 minutes of highlights from the past few days, I’ll be impressed.
6:05pm – Since some people are forced to watch football, I’ll give you a few more updates than normal. Right now they’re showing highlights of Andy’s reaction to being on the block. We’re also getting more crazy Amanda clips
6:08pm – Andy to the DR – ‘Amanda’s behavior to Elissa is appalling and it scares me since I’m on the block’.
6:11pm – They are showing Amanda work the jury vote from Aaryn. She is hugging her (photo above) to console her about the upcoming eviction.
6:12pm – Aaryn revealing her alliances this season to Spencer/Judd. (flashback from the week, not live) Spencer tells the DR he needs Andy for his game. I am suddenly craving a donut (or is it doughnut outside of New England?) for some reason.
6:14pm – (flashback) The clip from Aaryn and Spencer having a little fight. Aaryn threw him under the bus to Amanda and he is denying it.
Random thought… Amanda/McCrae voting out Aaryn this week will be the downfall of their game this season. If they could have had GM with them, they should have voted out Andy.. but they don’t know Andy is swaying.
6:16pm – Heading to commercial, Julie announces that the bottom 2 of the HoH competition are going to be punished. Game changing twist? No. They will have to wear a chicken or bunny suit for 48 hours.. weak.
6:20pm – Dan (bb15) is sitting down with Julie Chen to talk about the game. He said she is being mean, but you have to be credit, she’s one of the few people actually playing the game. He is right. Dan also said ‘if you’re going to be a villain, own it’ (I agree as well)
Dan said he’s a huge fan of Judd. He’s coming back in with a target, so he’s rooting for him.
He also said basically showmances are dumb for the game. It clouds their vision in the game. He also said Amanda and McCrae won’t be together a month after the season ends (I agree with him on all points… we’re soulmates)
6:23pm – Checking in with the games biggest showmances… Brendon and Rachel first. Danielle and Dominic are up next, they’re married now. They weren’t really a showmance in the house, especially since he was there for like 2 weeks. Jeff and Jordan are then interviewed.
Pretty lame time killing segment. Off to commercial
6:30pm – Time to talk with the house. Julie welcomes Judd back to the game. She then congratulates Amanda on winning her first comp, then brings up the taunting of Elissa. Amanda said she apologized and moved on. Elissa said she said game related things, but Amanda took it to another level.
Julie then tells the house the front bedroom is a mess and showed them a picture. The contestants really have been sloppy. Spencer thanks Julie for finally asking him a question, it’s only been 10 weeks. Everyone laughs.
Judd – Aaryn
Amanda - Aaryn
McCrae - Aaryn
Spencer - Aaryn
GinaMarie - Aaryn (crying)
Like I posted earlier, another unanimous vote. Aaryn is gone
6:40pm – Julie tells Aaryn she’s out, and time for the interview… (she disclaims that because she’s a member of the jury, she won’t be able to give her any feedback from the outside world)
Aaryn receives an applause, a few boos
Julie – You got your hands dirty for McCranda, why did they choose Andy
Aaryn – He’s loyal to them because they’ve been together longer
Julie – Early in the game, you said harsh things. Racist things… how you respond?
Aaryn – Being southern, it’s a stereotype. I have been taken out of context and I didn’t mean to come off racist. I want to apologize
Julie – We want to remind you that you’re being recorded 24/7.
Julie then quotes 3 nasty things (one about Candice in the dark, Helen make rice, and Andy gay)… Aaryn looks shocked
Aaryn – This hurts me, I am shocked. I never meant it hurtful.
Julie – Any final thoughts?
Aaryn – No.. I feel horrible. In Texas, we joke, I didn’t mean anything. I don’t want to be seen like that person.
Julie – When you go home and watch the 70 days in the house, you may have a different perspective of things and I hope it changes you (along those lines, don’t remember exact wording)
Well then, that interview was a pretty big one. Aaryn probably feels extremely tiny right now. Had a HUGE reality check because of the quotes Julie brought up. She was still in denial about the racist comments. She’s going to have a rough night tonight.
6:50pm – Well then, now to follow that interview (first time I actually transcribed one). HoH competition time.. It’s an easter theme, the house has to reach into a cage, navigate an egg through a fence and bring it to the basket. First to a dozen eggs wins… looks like this one will carry over. I’ll start a new thread shortly
6:55pm – Julie announces a surprise competition (luxury comp?), and double eviction next week.