Hi, everyone! As I sit here typing this, I am watching the season premiere of Survivor. The finale of Big Brother will be starting in about 24 minutes. I will be writing this post while watching the show. As soon as America’s Favorite Player is announced, I will click on publish and I look forward to seeing what y’all think about whatever happens at the finale!
(Because of the way this post is being written, there may be more typos than usual. I apologize in advance.)
Okay, Big Brother is starting!
8:31 — Julie just said that one of the houseguests will leave the house totally empty-handed. That’s not quite true. Even the third place finisher gets paid and a chance to be on a future season.
8:32 — And now, we’re recapping the season. I have to be honest, it’s hard to believe that, after tonight, this is all over. For three months, Big Brother has been such a huge part of my life. Every day, I’ve had to check in on the house and find something to write about. I may not have loved this season but, in a way, I will miss it.
8:40 — It’s always strange watching the recaps of the HoH competition when you already know who is going to win. The most interesting thing is seeing how production edits what actually happened. Vanessa talking Liz into throwing the first part of the HoH comp was impressive.
8:43 — There’s Dr. Will in the audience! Love you, Dr. Will!
8:46 — Here’s the 2nd part of the HoH comp. This one was controversial because Liz said that the Big Brother voice gave her a clue at one point. We also already know that Steve won this comp by three minutes.
8:52 — Yay! Dr. Will is talking to the jury! Austin is wearing his top hat and looks like an idiot.
8:53 — Austin is totally trashing Vanessa to the audience. I read an interview with Dr. Will where he said that everyone in the jury was rolling their eyes while Austin was talking. In fact, Will totally trashed Austin. It was a fun interview to read.
8:55 — So far, of the jury members, James is the one who is making the best points. He seems to understand that it was just a game and he’s showing a lot of class. The rest of the jury seems to be extremely bitter, which could be bad news for Vanessa.
8:59 — I wish they had shown more of Will talking to the jury but obviously, we have to move on. To be honest, the most shocking part of the jury round table to me was John calling Steve a rat.
9:02 — Okay, time for the final HoH! It’s Vanessa vs. Steve. It’s the old comp where the remaining HGs have to reveal how much they know about the members of the jury.
9:03 — Steve has shaved off his beard and he looks like he’s about 15.
9:06 — Oh my God, Steve is in the lead!
9:08 — And now they’re tied. Wow.
9:08 — Did you just hear the audience gasp!? By one point, Steve is the final HoH and it looks like Vanessa is about to be evicted.
9:13 — Steve is about to cast his vote to evict. Vanessa looks terrified, Liz looks confident. Steve is casting his vote and — wow, his speech is creeping me out. Anyway, Steve just evicted Vanessa and she ran out of the house.
9:15 — That’s one of the things that drove me crazy about this season. Too much crying and freaking out. It’s just a game and evicting people is a part of the game. Steve was literally shaking as he evicted Vanessa.
9:20 — Yesterday, I was sure there was no way Liz could beat either Vanessa or Steve but I’ve kind of changed my mind. Steve has burned a lot of bridges and, as of right now, I could easily see Liz winning by one vote.
9:22 — The jury comes out and the audience went crazy for Johnny Mac. I wonder if Austin noticed.
9:24 — Jury is about to ask questions.
John asks Steve if he ever made his own decisions in the game. And they’re having an audio problem so we can’t hear Steve’s answer. Audio problem gets fixed and Steve has to start over again.
Becky says that everyone thinks that Liz just did what Austin said. Liz says that is not true.
James asks Steve is he a floater. Steve looks really offended and says that he didn’t float. The jury is kind of laughing at Steve’s answer, which is not a good sign for him.
Julia asks Liz what her biggest game move was. Liz says it was making an alliance with Vanessa and Austin.
Jackie asked Steve about his alliances. Steve is giving his answer and …. wow, is he nervous.
Austin asks Liz why she deserves to win the money over “the boy.” Liz says it’s because she entered the house with a huge disadvantage because she had to play with a twin.
Honestly, I think Liz handled the jury better than Steve. Steve was way too nervous and he spoke so fast that it was hard to follow what he was saying. Liz repeated the same thing over and over again but that might work to her advantage.
9:34 — Final statement time. This is the speech that Steve has been practicing for days and he is delivering it well but the jury looks so bitter…I don’t know, if I had to guess right now I would say that Liz is going to win.
9:37 — Jury’s voting now. The votes are in and interestingly enough, nobody on the jury sounded bitter while casting their vote.
9:45 — Julie is now talking to the nonjury members. Da’Vonne is trashing Austin and it’s beautiful.
9:47 — I have no idea what Vanessa was saying.
9:52 — Here comes the vote counting.
Vanessa votes for Liz.
John votes for Steve.
Austin votes for Liz.
Julia votes for Liz.
James votes for Steve.
Meg votes for Steve.
Becky votes for Steve.
Jackie votes for Steve!
STEVE WINS BIG BROTHER! And wow, I am so shocked because seriously, I thought the jury was leaning towards Liz. WOW!
Now, let’s see who won AFP.
9:57 — JAMES WINS AMERICA’S FAVORITE! YAY! More than Steve winning, James winning AFP is the perfect ending for this season.
And that it for this season of Big Brother! Thank you so much to everyone who read and commented this season! If you watch Survivor or the Amazing Race, I will be writing about those over at http://reality-tv-chat.com/ I’ll be posting my recap of the Survivor premiere tomorrow morning so be sure to check and comment if you want!
(I’ll be posting Survivor recaps on Thursday and Amazing Race recaps on Saturday.)
Well, another season is over. If you want keep in contact with me or you have any questions or comments, my email is LisaMarieBowman@live.com and I would love to hear from you. If you’re on twitter, I’m @LisaMarieBowman and I do follow back. And, you’re on Facebook, you can find me at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.m.bowman.399
Thanks again everyone! And I’ll definitely hope that I see everyone again next season.
And now, I turn the comments over to you.