First off, I want to put out my condolences to both Frankie and Derrick’s family. There are really no words to describe how sad that is, so I will leave it at that. Stay strong.
There are moments while watching Big Brother where you see people clearly outmatched mentally. Those moments this season have generally appeared whenever Caleb is on the screen, especially when Frankie is on the opposite end of the conversation. It’s not often you see a player who has less control over himself than a marionette. The perfect storm came when you combined Caleb’s feelings toward Amber and the very manipulative personalities of Frankie and Derrick.
The highlight of the episode featured Frankie’s plan to get Amber on the block, but not just throw her on the block. That would be too easy, and dangerous. He had to do it with the approval of Caleb while also convincing Zach to blow up during the veto meeting in order to accomplish the Team America goal. Watching the brief highlights during the episode didn’t even remotely do it justice just how Caleb’s head was spun around by the detonators.
It was absolutely mind blowing to see how it all turned out. After very little persuasion by Zach, Caleb approached Frankie with the idea of putting Amber on the block to ‘put her in her place’. That is all the fuel Frankie needed to twist Caleb’s season around, and that’s exactly what he did. The plan quickly fell into motion, and before you knew it, backdoor Amber was a go. The biggest question would be who would win the veto.
Out of the entire house, there were only a handful of people who would not have used the veto this week. Everyone is pretty much on board with the ‘get Amber out’ plan, because.. well, many people are not very good players. Like Brittany, Amber is one of the last hopes the girls have of shifting the power back in their favor, but they don’t seem to care.
So, the names were drawn for the veto, and of course Donny was picked because he’s always picked. Hayden was Victoria’s ‘houseguest choice’ and Christine was also picked to play. The competition was a western theme that had ‘beastmode cowboy’ all perked up, except for the fact that he wasn’t playing in the competition.
The object of the game was to rock your fake horse back and forth 60 times before you are able to get off for 30 seconds and try to stack gold bars. If you don’t make it back on the horse before 30 seconds are up, you’re out of the competition (unless you choose to have slop for a week).
Jocasta was making a pretty decent effort, but she failed to make it back to the horse in time, so she took the slop penalty to try again. She never came close after that. Meanwhile, Frankie was tearing through the competition until all his bars fell toward the end. It became down to Christine and Hayden and Donny and Victoria really had no shot to begin with. Christine buzzed in, but she had some gold bars on the ground still. Hayden finished his stack and won the power of veto.
As a condition of using houseguests choice on Hayden, he promised Victoria he would take her off should he won. Well, Hayden kept his word and removed her from the block setting the plan in motion for Amber to take a seat and be the target for the week. Just as the jury was closing, Zach stopped the meeting once again and tried to create some drama. He gave Amber a really long and uncomfortable speech mentioning ‘beastmode cowboy’ about 10 times throughout. Caleb had a red face, but did not say anything, neither did Amber. This means despite the best efforts from Team America, they failed their mission this week.
Tune in tomorrow night for the live eviction to see if Amber or Jocasta will be sent out the door. Also, check out OK Magazine for more of my Big Brother recaps!
Two weeks ago, Brittany was on the block and things were not looking good for her at all. She was the main target of the week by head of household Devin, and there were no signs of any hope for the mom of 3 (or 10 according to Caleb) until she was able to tug at his sensitive side and pulled a power move before the veto competition. Devin removed her from the block, and she was safe to live another day.
Fast forward to this week, and Brittany finds herself in a similar situation. On the block and the main target by the house. She had already lost the battle of the block competition, so it was down to one competition to save Brittany’s Big Brother summer – the power of veto.
Shortly before the competition, Brittany thought she actually found herself an ally in the game when she found a pouting Caleb outside alone. He was upset about Amber (hold your surprise and read more of that weirdness here), so Brittany spoke to him a bit and actually sort of convinced Caleb it was a good idea to keep her in the house. I’m not exactly sure Caleb was in the right frame of mind after walking in on Amber and Cody being very close in the HoH room, but Brittany took his word for it and even selected him as the houseguest’s choice for the veto competition. Things were finally looking around for Brittany – or were they?
The veto competition was a World Cup theme, because we haven’t heard enough about the World Cup over the past month. The six players (Cody, Victoria, Brittany, Zach, Nicole and Caleb) were to put a soccer ball in this contraption that kicks it into a huge net with sections/scores (think of a carnival game). Every round, the lowest score was eliminated, and they were to take their prize from the trophies. Seeing as this is Big Brother, they could keep their prizes as long as nobody who won in later rounds wanted them.
Round 1 -
Cody was eliminated first, and naturally his 6th place prize was the power of veto (knowing full well he has 0 chance of keeping it, they give it to 6th place)
Round 2 -
Brittany was the second person eliminated, and won ‘Penalty Kick’. This is a punishment where the player gets kicked in the butt 10x every time a whistle blows for a full day. Naturally, Brittany took the Veto from Cody.
Round 3 -
Zach Attack become the third person eliminated and won… a trip to Germany! Seeing as he was in no real danger of being a replacement nominee, he kept his prize and offered any ladies out there a free trip to Germany with him.
Round 4 -
Nicole was the fourth eliminated and won the punishment ‘Goal Oriented’. The player would have to kick a soccer ball into a net 2,400 times in a 24 hour period. There is no way she was going to keep that, so she took the trip to Germany! Oh wait, she didn’t. For some reason she took the power of veto from Brittany while knowing Victoria was guaranteed to take it from her. Maybe Nicole doesn’t like to fly?
Round 5 -
Victoria became the fifth player eliminated and won $5,000. Considering Victoria is on the block, she decided it would be a better idea to take the Power of Veto from Nicole making the current prizes look like this…
Cody – Kick to butt
Brittany – Penalty Kicks
Zach – Germany Trip
Nicole – $5k
Victoria – Power of Veto
Caleb was the last person standing, so he had the choice of any prize, or to keep what was in his trophy. That reward was a germitard (German unitard). Sadly, Caleb did not want to wear a unitard for a week, so he was going to trade it out. What would he choose? Germany? Money? or Power?
Being the team player Caleb is, he swapped prizes with Nicole and will go home with an extra $5k in his pocket. This had everyone scratching their heads because it forced Cody to nominate someone else, and Caleb essentially gave up immunity for the week for $5k. Very shocking move as the guy who was making the nominations was the same guy who feels threatened by Caleb’s obsession over Amber. Would this bite him in the butt? Would this go down as one of the worst moves in Big Brother history?
No, not this season. Not this group.
I hate to compare the shows, but if this were Survivor and a super strong player like Caleb handed over immunity for $5k, he would be the next person going home. Despite some back and forth last minute decisions by Cody, the big renominee after Victoria saved herself was – Donny! Yes, Donny. Donny. I have to say it one more time – Donny.
Cody had a chance to get out a strong competitive player who is extremely jealous of the friendship he has with Amber, but instead, he went with the house choice to use Donny as a pawn so Brittany will go home this week. The season of questionable moves continues and one of the least threatening people in the house will go home on Thursday evening. What a weird season it’s been.
What a strange, strange game Big Brother is. After moping around all day about possibly going home, Victoria has a little spring in her step this week as she is now safe. Yes. The girl you completely forgot was in the Big Brother house won a competition which likely means Brittany will be walking out the door this Thursday.
I was out most of the day (as I mentioned in the other thread), so I’m super tired and going to just doing a quick update on the PoV results. I will post more later/tomorrow morning when I am more awake. If you want to watch the feeds to see how the house reacts, feel free to sign up for free right here.
Based on the 3 seconds I watched of the feeds to grab this screenshot, it appears the PoV was a World Cup themed competition. I thought I wouldn’t have to hear about soccer for another 4 years, but Big Brother wants to stretch it out a little longer. Oh well.
This was one of my favorite type of PoV competitions where prizes (or punishments) are handed out to other players. Here is the list of winners (or losers)…
Victoria: Power of Veto
Zach: Trip to Germany (definite World Cup theme)
Caleb: $5,000 cash (I wonder what Amber will buy with that)
Cody: Has to kick himself in the butt 10 times whenever a whistle blows (weird)
Brittany: Has to kick a ball into a goal 2,400 times in 24 hours. (more weird)
Nicole: Has to wear a unitard (awesome!)
From what I also gather, Caleb won the competition but decided to take the cash over the PoV. This pissed off some other people, and will likely lead to some good feeds this week. It will be absolutely hilarious if Caleb is the replacement nominee and goes home. Maybe Team America can actually use that as their mission instead of the horrible picks they made for nominations.
Devin sitting with his remaining allies
I am going to squash any conspiracy theories right off the bat. Someone joked about there being a lot of Devin chips inside the PoV bag (increase his chance of playing), but former winner Ian Terry said all the chips are removed and counted right there in the living room before putting them in the bag. Side note – I think future seasons should have side challenges which reward players chips with their name on it. They are able to put it in any PoV bag to increase their chance of playing (assuming they feel at risk and want to complete – like Devin this week).
So with that out of the way, here are the veto competitors this week:
Derrick, Caleb, Jocasta, Donny, Devin, Christine (note: Jocasta may sit out with illness)
This should be as close to a ‘gimme’ as possible with Devin. He’s basically playing against 4 people, and if the competition is physical at all, that removes another two (Donny and Christine). Really, this competition could be down to Caleb versus Devin, and that’s really a coin flip. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the feeds return with the PoV necklace around either of those two players.
- 2:35pm – Feeds down for PoV competition. Will let you know who wins when they return!
- Note – I saw someone mention Frankie. He has a form of arthritis that he’s on meds for. His fingers and toes often go numb. He mentions it every time he’s a possibility for the cold have-not room. There could be something else wrong with him, but that is the major issue he mentions often.
- 7:55pm – I know, super late update. I was out most of the night. It’s my girlfriend’s vacation this week, which means it is mine by proxy. I am going to do my best to keep you updated as best I can even if it’s through twitter or facebook.
Check back for more updates…
Wow, what timing. I had enough time to bang out 3 episodes of Game of Thrones (still on season 1 – yea, I’m late to the party), and came back just in time for the live feeds to return and a PoV winner crowed.
Who is that PoV winner you ask?
Well, first I need to prepare you for this. Make sure you have something nearby you will be able to punch yet not break your hand. Then, a bottle of scotch or maybe a Xanax and finally a nice comfortable bed to sleep the week away.
The winner of the PoV is — DEVIN!
That’s right everyone. America’s favorite nutjob has pulled off the victory and Brittany is in rough shape. To be fair, she stands more of a chance this week than Joey did last week, but I think fear still runs deep and the house is full of wimps who don’t want to rock the boat. I can’t see 7-8 people (or whatever it takes) voting to save Brittany and risk pissing off the great Devin, but stranger things have happened. Needless to say, my eviction meter will probably be swinging back and forth this week until I get a better feel of the house.
Without further babbling, live feed updates:
- 9:20pm – Brittany and Devin in the HoH having a mini argument. Could get heated, crank up the feeds.
- Devin asks Brittany if he uses the PoV on her, will she remain loyal the rest of the game. She tells him yes, as long as he stays out of her way (wtf)
- 9:35pm – Britt and Devin are still talking in circles. They keep talking about the hypothetical situation where Devin uses the PoV on her.
- “Victoria is on slop because of the way she’s been treating people around here” – Devin. (Should Devin eat slop for the rest of his life?)
- 9:48pm – Devin told Brittany that Paola threw the BotB competition. He is so proud of that. Anyway, it sounds like they’re actually getting close to a deal, but I think it will fall apart before the PoV meeting.
Check back for more updates
Jordan and Porsche were nominated
Porsche won the power of veto
Because Porsche won the veto, this means tonight on the live show, she will use the veto to save herself, and then (according to her) evict Jordan from the house. This is where Porsche stood last night, and her reasoning was because “Jordan won before”. Things can change over the course of 12+ hours, and for Porsche’s sake, she should hope so.
It’s almost a fact that tonight’s HoH competition will be some type of endurance challenge, and to keep Rachel in the game over Jordan will rank up there as one of the most foolish moves in the game this season. I’d actually put it higher than opening Pandora’s Box, mostly because she somehow survived that and is still planning on making another dumb move.
While Porsche still may end up winning HoH, she’s clearly choosing the bumpier road to get there. If this is a result of Rachel getting it in her head that she needs to go up against the best to be the best, it’s yet another reason Rachel should win this season if she’s in the finals. Rachel hasn’t even practiced what she preaches, yet Porsche can’t see that and is still taking her?
We’ll know for sure what happens during the live show, and tonight appears to be a long tonight, so make sure you’re following on facebook or twitter to receive updates through the endurance challenge, or watch it on superpass yourself (free for 3 days)