I’m back from my vacation and, much as I feared would happen, it looks like I’ve gotten back just in time for the show to start to get boring.
I mean, we all knew that the house would not be quite as exciting without Amanda around but that was a risk that I was willing to take because, quite frankly, I didn’t want Amanda to win the game.
Oddly enough — especially when you consider how I felt about her during the first three weeks of the game — I wanted Elissa to win. I think, like a lot of people, I assumed that Thursday would see Amanda and McCrae being evicted, therefore clearing the way for Elissa to make it to the final two.
Of course, I was wrong. Amanda was voted out and, because Andy did such a good job of hiding the fact that he’s a rat, Elissa was blamed. Hence, when McCrae became HoH, he immediately went after Elissa and got her evicted. It was exciting to watch but not all that emotionally satisfying.
Now, I have to admit that I’m still getting caught up on everything that has happened in the house over the past few days. For anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to read any of the comments left under the previous post, here’s a quick summary of what’s going on:
There are 5 people left in the house and it’s not the five who most of us would have expected to have lasted this long in the game:
There’s McCrae, the perpetually dirty pizza boy. Everyone wants McCrae out but, without having the albatross of Amanda hanging around his neck, he’s suddenly started to get good at competitions again.
There’s Judd, who was voted out earlier but then won the chance to reenter the house. Remember how excited we were when Judd first came back? I think that had a lot to do with the fact that he was originally voted out because of stupid Helen, stupid Amanda, and the stupid MVP twist. Once Judd returned, we rediscovered that he really wasn’t that good of a player in the first place.
There’s Spencer, the disgusting guy who hates women and makes jokes about child porn. I mean, what else can you really say about Spencer?
There’s Andy, the rat. Normally, I would root for Andy because, like me, he’s got red hair. But he’s such a rat that I’m revoking his right to refer to himself as being a redhead. As far as I’m concerned, his hair is orange.
And finally, you’ve got Gina Marie. GM is probably the most frustrating of all the remaining houseguests because, whenever you start to actually like her, she always manages to do or say something totally inappropriate and offensive.
Seriously, who do you root for out of that bunch? Now that Amanda’s gone, a lot of people online seem to be deciding that they like McCrae again. But, you know if McCrae wins, he’s going to end up basically giving all of the money to Amanda anyway. McCrae’s only hope of escaping from Amanda’s talons is to remain poor.
Anyway, after Thursday’s eviction show, Spencer won HoH. He nominated GM and McCrae for eviction. McCrae was the obvious target but, earlier today, McCrae won the POV. McCrae is going to veto his nomination and Judd will be going up in his place. Either Judd or GM will be evicted on Wednesday and then on Thursday, one more houseguest will be evicted and that will lead to the final HOH challenge between the three remaining houseguests.
There’s a point during every Big Brother season that the jury house becomes more interesting than the BB House and we’ve definitely reached that point for season 15. Personally, I would love to know how Jessie, Candice, Helen, Aaryn, Amanda, and Elissa are all handling being trapped in a house together, considering the fact that, since they can no longer win the game, they don’t have any reason to continue to pretend to like each other.
You have to wonder if Aaryn has said anything to Candice since she arrived at the house. Is Helen still telling Aaryn that she’s Janelle? How has Jessie reacted to seeing Amanda and, even more importantly, does she know that Judd and Aaryn hooked up the night before Aaryn was voted out of the house? Finally, did Elissa get her wedding ring back?
One thing’s for sure. This is going to be one of the most bitter juries in Big Brother history.
Anyway, that’s it for now! I’m glad to be back and I’m looking forward to seeing how this season ends.