I wanted to give you guys a quick update and, even more importantly, a new page for everyone to leave comments under. Sorry for any confusion yesterday.
Well, Elissa is the HoH and yesterday, she did exactly what she said she was going to do. She nominated Aaryn and McCrae for eviction!
Now, I have to be honest, I was really hoping that she would nominate Amanda and I still think that she should have.
I understand the logic of nominating Aaryn because Aaryn, after all, is the only person in the house who has proven that she can win competitions and she has also been doing Amanda’s dirty work.
My feeling, however, is that Aaryn may be strong when it comes to competitions but she’s still a very weak player. Amanda, on the other hand, totally sucks at competitions but — love her or hate her — you can’t deny that she’s been the most powerful person in the house since this game began.
(While I don’t want to start giving into conspiracy theories, it’s interesting to note that when Elissa was MVP and thinking about evicted Howard, she told Helen that she was concerned that, if she did, production would yell at her in the Diary Room. You can be sure that production would prefer to see Aaryn evicted over Amanda because, while Aaryn’s racism might be good for ratings, they still know the publicity would be terrible if Aaryn somehow won the game. But that’s all just speculation on my part.)
But anyway, Elissa nominated Aaryn and McCrae and, regardless of whether I agree or not, I’m still happy that she did because it breaks up the monotonty.
And Amanda is hardly safe. If Aaryn (or Aaryn’s ally GM) wins the power of veto, the plan appears to be to nominate Amanda in her place. What I think would be even more interesting would be if McCrae won the power of veto. Would McCrae use the veto, knowing that his Big Brother wife was pretty much guaranteed to go up in his place? And if he did, would Amanda ever forgive him?
Or, consider this — even though Aaryn is Elissa’s target, let’s say that McCrae is somehow voted out. Would Amanda be able to keep controlling the game or would she have a total breakdown? As much as she bullies McCrae and as much as they fight, McCrae does occasionally have the ability to calm Amanda down. Add to that, to me, Amanda comes across like the type of girl whose confidence is pretty much dependent upon having a “man” in her life. (I’m sure we all know someone like that.) If McCrae is somehow voted out while Amanda stays, I imagine we’ll see an even crazier Amanda than before.
Seriously, this could be a really fun week.
P.S. By the way, as BBBlogger mentioned and as most of you know, I’m on vacation for the next two weeks. My boyfriend and I are going to be on the road a lot so I might not be around to comment as much but I’m still going to try to check-in and, even though I might end up writing some of them them at two in the morning while sitting in a motel room in Arkansas, post regular updates.