I have some good news to share but first, I’m going to recap the bad news.
Last night, Jason was voted out of the house. The house decided to keep Becky around. Since Jason was the only one who ever bothered to clean, the house is going to become even more of a pigsty now that he’s been voted out.
Liz really showed her true colors during his goodbye message to Jason. Seriously, her whole attitude was disgusting and her comments were petty and personally hurtful. It’s one thing to say that someone’s a bad player or that they had to go for strategic reasons. It’s another thing to attack someone personally like Liz did. I may be incorrect but I actually thought I heard some people in the audience gasp when Liz told Jason to go back to his mother’s basement.
(What’s sad is that Liz is so clueless that she probably doesn’t realize how she came across. She probably thinks that America loves her.)
Julia then entered the house. Julie Chen really dragged this out, acting as if everyone didn’t already know about Julia. Sorry, Big Brother, but the Twin Twist has never really been that interesting.
Anyway, this led to the HoH competition, which was an endurance comp in which the houseguests had to stand on a plank while cold water was dumped on them and fake eagles swooped down and hit them.
As usual, Steve fell first. Steve throws every competition. That’s as close to a strategy as Steve has ever gotten.
Austin fell next and he was followed by Meg and Julia.
And then, for a while, nobody fell. Liz spent the entire time up there complaining about how hard the competition was. (Shut up, Liz.) Shelli and Clay were, for some reason, allowed to stand right next to each other so they could give one another encouragement. (They really should have been separated.) Becky — well, Becky was just kinda there. James started to hum “ommmm.” Jackie looked extremely determined to win, probably because she knew Shelli was targeting her for eviction. And finally, Johnny Mac, the superstar dentist, showed a surprising determination. After spending the last few weeks coasting by on likability, John seemed to be determined to win HoH last night.
Anyway, as the hour passed, the HGs started to fall. Jackie, Clay, and Becky all hit the ground. Soon, only James, Johnny, and Shelli were left. The three of them started to make deals. After making sure that he would be safe regardless of who won, John jumped to the ground.
Finally, Shelli and James made a deal and guess what? Shelli totally sold out Vanessa! Shelli got James to agree not to backdoor her or Clay. However, she also told James that he could nominate both of them as pawns, if he wanted to backdoor someone else. James agreed. Shelli jumped off.
James is the first solo HoH!
(That’s right — the so-called fan favorite Battle of the Block is no more.)
As soon as James was up in the HoH room, he started to make plans. Since he knows that Shelli lied about her part in getting Jason put up as a replacement nominee, James does not feel any obligation to honor the promise he made to her. James’s original plan was to nominate Steve and Austin and backdoor Shelli.
Unfortunately, James made the mistake of telling this plan to Becky. Becky ran off and told Clay and Shelli. Shelli, understandably upset, told Vanessa that she was prepared to tell James about Austin’s role in targeting Jason in the hopes that James would switch targets to Austin. Vanessa talked her out of it and Clay said that he would talk to James and get James to swear on his daughter that he wouldn’t backdoor Shelli.
However, that may not be necessary because James has changed his mind. Apparently, during the night, he realized that his plan was way too complicated. Instead, he’s just going to nominate Clay and Shelli for eviction and not backdoor anyone. That way, regardless of what happens, one of them will go home.
(Personally, I think that’s a smart plan. The thing with breaking up showmances is that it doesn’t matter who goes, just as long as one of them does.)
Anyway, the nomination ceremony is later today so we’ll see if James follows through with his plan!
P.S. By the way, Austin is currently having a sad because Liz wanted to spend all night hanging out with her sister and not with him. WHAT A LOSER!