Hi, y’all –
Big Brother finally got exciting last night!
Now, you can get a good play-by-play recap of what happened last night if you read the comments under yesterday’s post. But here’s the long and the short of it:
As most of us predicted, Helen was voted out on a 4-1 vote. Only Elissa voted to send out Spencer. Helen went out of the house, talked to Julie, and — oh my God — I find myself if she was ever going to shut up or if Julie and her were going to continue the conversation over drinks after the show ended.
But, finally, Julie managed to get a word in edgewise and she let Helen know that she and the other three jurors — Jessie, Candice, and Da Judd — would be competing to re-enter the house. Helen, needless to say, jumped up and down like an awkward girl trying out for cheerleader.
Julie announced to the houseguests that a juror would be reentering the house. The look of shock and panic on Amanda’s face was priceless. At this point, all four of the jurors reentered the house and we had sit through an eternity of everyone hugging and pretending like they were happy to see each other. Candice even hugged Gina Marie and Aaryn.
Here’s how the competition worked:
All of the houseguests and jurors had to stand on a perch while being sprayed by water. Every ten minutes or so, a bunch of baseballs were thrown at the HGs and the jurors. The first person to catch ten balls would be the new head of household. The first juror to catch ten ball would reenter the house and if that juror was also the first to catch ten balls, he or she would have been HoH as well. If you fell of the perch, you were out of the competition.
The feeds kept going in and coming out throughout the competition but here’s a few highlights:
McCrae, Spencer, and Andy all fell off relatively early.
Some guy we’ve never seen before came running through the backyard, screaming that he was their biggest fan and he wanted to do shots with the houseguests. A bunch of security guards grabbed him and dragged him off. What’s odd is that the Houseguests didn’t seem to be to0 surprised so perhaps he’s not the first crazed fan to break through security. (One never knows what might be happening while the live feeds are down.) Then again, a lot of people on twitter seem to think that the crazed fan was a planted by production. I just find it interesting the someone would go through the trouble to break into the Big Brother house and not shout, “AMERICA WAS THE MVP!”
Of the jurors, Jessie was initially ahead but then she slipped and fell off her perch. As Jessie walked over the sidelines, she yelled, “F*ck you, Amanda! I f*cking hate you!” Good for Jessie. (Though that’ll probably help out Amanda’s game because now people know that there’s at least one person on the jury who won’t vote for her in a final two situation.)
Both Helen and Candice eventually fell of their perches which means that Judd is coming back into the house! To be honest, though, Judd has become so legendary that I think a few people have kinda forgotten that he’s really not that good at the game. But, at least he’s likable.
After having her closest (and only) ally voted out of the house, Elissa was playing this game to win. From the start, she caught the most balls and when she did slip off of her perch, she executed an amazing move to pull herself back on before her feet touched the ground.
And guess what?
In the end, with only Elissa, Amanda, Gina Marie, and Judd still on their perches, Elissa caught her tenth ball and is now head of household!
Now, a lot of people on twitter think that Amanda wasn’t sprayed by as much water as some of the other houseguests. They also think that she was thrown more balls than the other houseguests. I don’t know if that’s necessairly true but I do know that it appeared to me that occasionally, Elissa’s balls were being thrown short.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that this is 100% the case. And, ultimately, it doesn’t matter because — even though Amanda did surprisingly well in this challenge — she still didn’t win. Elissa won and there was must rejoicing.
(And just consider that, if it is true that Amanda was thrown more balls and wasn’t sprayed by as much water, Amanda still couldn’t win HoH even with the comp being rigged in her favor!)
Now that Elissa is head of household, she’s saying that she’s planning on nominating Aaryn and McCrae. I know that a lot of us would prefer that she put up Amanda but I can see Elissa’s logic. If Aaryn doesn’t go this week then she’s a real risk to win HoH and then Elissa would end up nominated. Whereas Amanda can get as mad as she wants, she’s still proven herself incapable of winning challenges.
I still think Elissa’s making a mistake though. Even if Amanda can’t win challenges, she’s still proven herself capable of controlling both McCrae and Andy. GM will also be looking to take out Elissa if Aaryn is sent home. Elissa’s best hope would probably try to make an alliance with Spencer and Judd but, as much as I love Judd, it’s hard to forget that, up until he was voted out, he was basically willing to do Amanda’s bidding. Judd also pretty much blamed his entire eviction on Helen and Elissa, even though it was Amanda’s paranioa that sent him out of the house.
My dream scenario remains this: Aaryn and McCrae are nominated. Aaryn or McCrae wins POV. Amanda goes up in their place.
Amanda, by the way, appears to know that there’s a strong possibility of this happening as well. That’s why she spent all of last night complaining about how unfair Elissa is being.
That’s it for now. Nominations will be announced later today.