Hey out there, y’all:
In case you missed the show last night, Howard was voted out of the house on a 7-1 vote. Spencer voted for Candice, everyone else voted for Howard.
And let’s say this for Howard — he may not have been a great player and, in the house, he often seemed to struggle to make himself understood but once he was outside and talking to Julie, Howard was a class act. He didn’t come across as being overly cocky like Jeremy or petulant like Kaitlin. He came across like the Howard who we all met during the first week.
But, to be honest, we all knew that Howard was going home. It wasn’t a surprise to see him voted out.
What was a surprise was to see Gina Marie totally kick some serious ass during the HoH competition. As predicted, it was an endurance competition. The houseguests had to run on a spinning barrel while holding onto a rope.
Helen, Candice, and Spencer were the first three HGs to fall off their barrels. As a result, they each won a prize: Helen got a BBQ (and I’m hearing that she invited Aaryn to attend it with her), Candice won money, and Spencer won a bullhorn that he has to use whenever he speaks up until the nominations are announced.
Eventually, the final three left on their barrels were Nick’s Goomah, Gina Marie, Amanda’s puppy dog McCrae, and dark horse Jessie. At first I was cheering for Jessie but when she finally fell off the barrel, I found myself in the odd position of cheering for Gina Marie.
McCrae attempted to convince GM to fall off by telling her that she didn’t want to get blood on her hands. Silly, McCrae. Doesn’t he realize that GM is being the guided the holy spirit of Nick?
McCrae then said that if GM jumped off the barrel, he would allow her to name both nominees. Amanda’s eyes nearly popped out of her head at that one.
Finally, McCrae fell and Gina Marie became the new Head of Household!
(However, GM did agree to allow McCrae and Amanda to spend a night in the HoH room so that they could celebrate their “Big Brother engagement.” Bleh. Gag me.)
Anyway, GM’s plan seems to be to nominate Candice and Jessie for eviction. Amanda, of course, is convinces that Judd has to go up next. For the thousandth time, McCrae had to warn Amanda to tone it down.
As usual, Amanda responded by getting into a fight with Jessie and Candice.
Finally, America is still BBMVP and no, the Houseguest still do not know that America is doing the nominated. (Though Howard’s reaction when he found out was priceless.) I went on twitter after GM won HoH and it looks like a lot of people are excited about nominating Amanda for a second time. (The Brenchel Army is as obsessed with getting her out as Amanda was obsessed with getting out Howard.)
However, assuming that GM does nominate Candice and Jessie, this will be the first week that Aaryn will also be eligible to be nominated for America. So, I wouldn’t be too quick to assume that Amanda’s going to be the third nominee.
We’ll find out on Saturday. For now, however, the long week of Gina Marie has just begun.