Elissa has gone rogue – yet again – and it’s hurting Helen’s game. That basically summarized the night after the HoH competition, which actually started right before it. Flashback to 7:11p to hear Aaryn re-tell it to GM in detail, but I guess Elissa refused to sit next to them during the competition. Elissa said some nasty things to them and snubbed them entirely. Kind of a stupid thing to do right before an HoH competition, especially considering one of them eventually won it, but that’s what happens when you let people in who just want to ‘experience’ the show, rather than win.
Helen, working on damage control, kept trying to talk some sense into Elissa, but it was falling on deaf ears. Flashback to 11:49p to hear Elissa tell Helen she’s not going to the Jury house. If she gets evicted, she’s going home. Helen replies with “So if I make it to the finals, you’re not going to be there to vote for me?”, and the look on Elissa’s face was either “Oh wow, I have to think about someone other than myself?” or “I have to take a real big crap”. Honestly it’s hard reading her facial expressions, so I took my best guess there.
That’s your 3x MVP right there, folks. A person who wants to bail on her friends as soon as she’s booted from the house. Who cares that she signed up to complete the game? Who cares that her vote may be the difference between $500k and $50k? When you live in Elissa’s world, it’s all about Elissa or it doesn’t matter. I know Rachel fans have supported her and may be upset by this, but Elissa is a terrible player and doesn’t deserve any more ‘America’s Votes’, especially for the favorite at the end of the season. Give that to Judd, give it to Jessie, Howard, Candice, give it to a charity.. I don’t care, just don’t vote for Elissa at the end.
Moving on, this is something I wanted to originally talk about, but the Elissa thing got in the way. Helen may have old sayings, but she forgot a key one – ‘strike while the iron is hot’. She had a perfect opportunity to get Amanda out just last week when America kept dropping hints by putting her up as the MVP nom. Jessie tried to work the vote, a few people were up for it, but Helen chickened out and Amanda remained in the game. Jessie is now gone, Aaryn is HoH and the nominations today will likely be Helen and Elissa. Helen thinks she’s a pawn, but even if she is, she’ll likely lose Elissa which is yet another ally in the game.
Big Brother is like nature. If a lion notices a wounded gazelle all by himself, 10 times out of 10 times, that lion is going to have a full stomach that night. If the lion says ‘Well, I’ll just wait a little until he gets better’, the lion is probably going to starve. Amanda was a wounded gazelle, Helen was the ‘nice’ lion, and now she’s going to be starving all the way to the jury house. Her only chance is if she wins the competition to get back into the game this Thursday, but numbers will still be against her.
Helen, Elissa and Andy will be in the jury house (assuming Elissa goes), wondering where their game went wrong. I’ll give them hints – it happened during week 6 when you voted out Candice instead of Amanda. It happened again when you wasted an HoH to get Jessie out (though Andy is to blame for that one).
Nominations are today, I’ll update when they happen, and hopefully this will make for an interesting week.