First off, I’m sorry for the late update. Between work and going to see Fruitvale Station (which is an amazingly powerful and heart-breaking film, by the way), I didn’t even get a chance to check in with what’s been happening in the house until about an hour and a half ago. And I didn’t want to post an update here until the nominations had officially been made.
Anyway, here’s where things currently stand in the Big Brother House:
On Thursday, Kaitlin was voted out on a 9-0 vote. Needless to say, she wasn’t happy about this but — to quote Ringworm Boy — it is what it is. Now, Kaitlin can return to whatever bar it was that they recruited her from.
Julie Chen announced that America would, once again, select the third nominee for the week. Interestingly enough, she didn’t announce this until it was official that Aaryn would not be going home. In other words, Julie was letting us know that we would have a second chance to get Aaryn out of the house…
Except we wouldn’t because, incredibly, Aaryn proceeded to win Head of Household. As much as I hate Aaryn, I still laughed when she won HoH, just because it’s been so obvious that Big Brother producers are desperate to get her out of the house.
While the smart move would have been for Aaryn to nominate Elissa and Amanda, she instead decided that she had to “keep the house happy.” Apparently, keeping the house happy this season means keeping Amanda happy because Aaryn allowed herself to be talked into nominating Spencer and Howard for eviction.
Before the nomination ceremony, Aaryn assured Spencer that he’s the pawn. Things aren’t looking good for Howard, as even Candice was apparently talking about having to abandon him.
However, you have to wonder if the BB producers — who supposedly went out of their way to try to talk Elissa into not nominating Howard two weeks ago — really want the publicity of allowing the only black man in the house to be sent packing by a HoH who is best known for being a racist.
Finally, there’s the question of who America will nominate this week. Since Aaryn won Head of Household, let’s assume that the people who voted for her last week will be smart enough not to try to vote for her again. With Kaitlin now out of the game, it seems like there would be a good chance that a lot of those people would end up voting for Gina Marie.
However, judging from what I’ve been reading on twitter, a lot of viewers have finally gotten tired of Amanda. Though she has some very vocal fans, more and more people are tweeting that they’re sick of her showmance with McCrae, they’re tired of her pathological obsession with getting Howard out of the house, and they’re tired of her attitude in general. It doesn’t help that a lot of them believe that she’s a friend of Alison Grodner’s and that the entire game has been set up for her to win. Also, there’s a lot of members of the Brenchel Army who feel that Amanda is a threat to Elissa. I don’t know if all of this is going to add up to enough votes for Amanda to be nominated but it’s certainly a possibility.
(I don’t know about everyone else but whenever I watch Big Brother, they show a commercial where CBS says that Time Warner Cable is thinking of dropping them and that we, the viewers, need to write to Time Warner Cable and demand that they not drop CBS or “you might lose shows like Big Brother!” At the end of the commercial, Amanda pops up and says, in that shrill, self-impressed way of hers: “What else do you need!?” It is so freaking annoying!)
Last night, I got into a fight on twitter with a member of the Brenchel Army. I commented that I wasn’t impressed with Elissa’s gameplay and a @MizzLianne popped up in my mentions and snapped, “SHUT UP IDIOT!” I clicked on her profile and discovered that she’s definitely Team Elissa. So, after I promptly told MizzLianne what she could go do with herself, I cast ten votes to make Elissa the third nominee.
Seriously, people need to learn how to play nice.
So, who do you think will be the third nominee? I guess we’ll find out tomorrow at the veto competition!