Well, before I get to the top three (which most of you probably know about already), I wanted to give everyone a quick heads up. As you may have read in the previous post’s comments, I am currently having laptop issues. Last night and earlier today, my laptop kept freezing up and crashing on me. It seems to be working okay this evening but who knows how long it will last. That’s the frustrating thing with laptops, no?
As far as updating this site is concerned, it’s not a huge deal. I can always use my boyfriend’s laptop or I can borrow my sister’s. Things should be okay but I did want to give y’all heads up because, as a result, I might be a little bit later than usual when it comes to getting comments out of moderation and/or replying to e-mails and comments.
Anyway, on to the important stuff:
So, two takeaways from tonight’s episode.
First off, Caleb handled being evicted with a lot of class. I’ve said a lot of negative things about him but he handled things well. Especially when compared to Frankie, Caleb was a complete gentleman. I also appreciated the fact that, when Julie asked him if he regretted putting up Frankie, Caleb said, “No.” Caleb called Frankie out, which is something that very few people have been willing to do during the live shows.
One interesting thing is this: Caleb never once called himself Beast Mode while talking to Julie. In fact, Caleb came across as being pretty intelligent and well-spoken. It’s pretty much an open secret that the HGs are coached to be as outspoken and over-the-top as possible in the Diary Room. You have to wonder how much of Caleb’s whole “Beast Mode” attitude was really his and how much of it was the result of what he was told to say in the Diary Room.
Because, seriously, the Caleb that we saw talking to Julie was nothing like the Caleb that we were shown inside the Diary Room.
Secondly, I have to admit that I was not happy to see that — despite having been voted out — the first 15 minutes of the episode were still devoted to Frankie. So, we got to see how Frankie reacted to learning he was going to evicted and Frankie, not surprisingly, proved himself to be the exact opposite of Caleb.
“If you vote me out, my million followers will come after you.”
Uhmmm, Frankie: I’ve visited you twitter account. You don’t have a million followers. Right now, Zack has more followers than you do.
Frankie then went on to say that he will picking the winner, apparently because he is so beloved by the jury that they’ll do whatever he says. What’s sad about that, along with the level of Frankie’s arrogant self-delusion, is that both the jury and Frankie seem to have already decided that they’re voting for Derrick. So, when Derrick wins, Frankie will probably take all the credit but really, Derrick pretty much won this game on his own.
If Derrick wins, I should say.
We are down to the final three. The final HoH competition is always a three-parter. Cody has won the first part so the second part will be between Derrick and Victoria and then the second winner will face Cody.
So, let’s say that Cody wins the third part and is the final HoH? Would he take Derrick with him to the final two or would he take Victoria? It seems obvious that Derrick would take Victoria and I think Victoria would take Derrick because she doesn’t really seem smart enough to realize that she’d have a better chance of beating Cody than Derrick.
But is Cody smart enough to realize that Derrick is unbeatable? Cody, I think, is smarter than he’s often given credit for being but I don’t know. I think Derrick has fooled both Victoria and Cody to such an extent that he may have guaranteed himself a spot in the final two, regardless of who wins the final HoH.