The MVP twist this season has been a mixed bag so far. It was a terrible idea to allow back to back MVP’s, and also dumb to bring in a fan favorite’s relative this season. The twist was introduced as a way to scare floaters on the first night, but instead backfired and just nullified any power the HoH had. With that said, the poor start to the MVP twist is turning into a strong finish when it was changed to America simply voting for the nominee. While it still had no impact on the floater aspect of the game, it introduced levels of paranoia that we haven’t seen in a long time.
The first week it was changed, Elissa was the nominee and people were thinking she nominated herself as a smokescreen for other intentions. Others thought the ‘other’ side of the house had the power, and even when many said it was probably America controlling the vote, they stuck with the crazy theories instead. I guess it was easier to believe that Elissa would nominate herself than it was to think America was now voting. I knew right away that Elissa would likely be MVP nom because many would still think they were voting the opposite way, so why was it such a shock to the house when Elissa was put up? It’s strange.
Anyway, this brings me to the MVP nomination that will happen today, and the drama it could bring this week. Last week, Amanda was pretty sure Howard was the MVP, but also speculated that Judd could have won it and playing some crazy strategic game. Now that Howard is gone, when Amanda is named MVP nominee (and I’m pretty certain she will), this could create a clash between Amanda and pretty much the entire house. She won’t know what to think when one of her ‘allies’ are secretly nominating her, and the night could be fun on the live feeds.
As far as last night goes, flashback to around 11:47pm to hear what Amanda is claiming Howard said to her before he left the house. They finally didn’t cut away to fish during this conversation, so it’s pretty interesting. She seems pretty certain that’s what he said, but according to interviews, he’s been deflecting a bit and saying it wasn’t nearly as harsh.
Also, the house did a GinaMariathon where they dressed and acted like GM to try and win the 3rd spot in the cookout that Helen won. Flashback to 9:40pm to watch it…
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Apparently McCrae won, but he chose a night in the HoH room instead, so they gave the prize to Jessie. After the ugly fight the night before, Jessie finally got what she wanted, a cookout. Yes, really.
Right now the house is up and making breakfast, etc to prepare for the veto competition, I will keep you informed of anything exciting happening in the house!