Although Jeff was informed that his "mystery key" had no extra powers, he did make out pretty well in the Pandora's Box contest...as did most of the house. Jeff won $3,181, while the others nabbed $2,563 (Michelle), $1,900 (Natalie), $1,726 (Jordan), and $626 (Kevin).
To say that Jeff is not happy is an understatement. "If I had known that (Kevin) would have put me up, I would never have gotten him (out of the box)."
Otherwise, it's a pretty uneventful night in the house. Natalie is cheating at pool against Kevin, and Jeff is acting like an ass towards Jordan. He does have one valid point, though. She seems to believe whatever Natalie tells her, and he's saying she shouldn't listen to those "assholes". Hehehe.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Apparently, Michelle is giving serious thought, thanks to Natalie (and the diary room), to using the POV on Jeff. If she does, she'll replace Marcellas as the dumbest contestant ever. She really can't be that stupid!
We'll know in just a few minutes!
Monday morning are generally pretty boring until the POV ceremony. Not today, as Natalie was working it hard from the moment she woke up. She has everybody believing that she's their ally, and has come close to convincing Michelle to use the veto on Jeff!!! She buttered her up by saying she's as alone in the game as she is (hahah), and she still claims she had no idea that Kevin was going to break his deal with Jeff. Michelle really can't be that stupid!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
When we left Thursday night’s episode of Big Brother, the remaining HG’s (except for Jeff) were slip-sliding across the set filling giant bowls with hot chocolate. Tonight we get to see who won the competition, the winner’s nominations, and a twist involving a key that Julie promised could be “game changing”. Of course, every thing that happens on Big Brother is advertised as “game changing”.
Sorry, Andy Rooney was just on 60 Minutes, and I dozed off listening to his inane rant about people carrying backpacks. How does this man still have a gig?
Thankfully, the Sunday episode of BB has finally commenced with the beginning of Thursday’s HOH competition. Kevin immediately takes a tumble, and babbles about how it’s one “slippery graham cracker”. Natalie notices the cups have a hole in them, and informs Kevin of this fact. We then see footage of everybody taking a tumble, and Jeff says that he’s hoping for a victory from Jordan even though he has agreements from everybody. “According to everybody, I’m 100% safe.” Yeah, we’ll see about that.
Kevin says that this is his time to win because he hasn’t won “jack” yet, and both him, Michelle, and Natalie say if they don’t win they’ll be going home. Michelle adds that it’s especially important to her, as her biggest ally has just been evicted.
Of course, this brings up the footage of Russell’s eviction, and Natalie gloats that Jeff did their dirty work. Sad, but true. Michelle adds that his leaving brought on mixed emotions, and that without him it may “be game over for me”. Jeff adds that he “applauds” Russell for leaving on a classy note. Kevin gloats, but for some reason we have to see Jordan complain that her pits stink. Oh boy. Both her and Jeff also gloat about Russell’s departure. You really shouldn’t, you silly gooses.
Back to the game…and the introduction of “chocolate rain” on the contestants. Jordan stumbles over the word “slippery-er”. Kevin babbles about “consistency and rhythm”, and sure enough, he jumps to an early lead as we see Natalie stumble. Jeff adds that Jordan began at a good pace, but tired quickly and started slipping and sliding. Cue a montage of Jordan falling, and Jeff’s laughter. At one point, she falls right on her implants, and Jeff asks if she “popped a boob”.
Ok, so I’m getting bored with this footage. Kevin’s still in the lead, with Michelle right behind her and the other two falling all over the place. Michelle babbles that she just HAS to surpass Kevin. And we get even more footage of people falling…this time Natalie. She notes that with him so far ahead there’s no need for her to really try hard. At one point, she even drops her cup into the vat, which Jeff says made him lose some respect for her. Kevin’s not too happy about this fact. Please, can we get to the end?
I’m just going to jump to the end. Kevin has his vat filled, but has trouble getting the “marshmallow” out. Finally, he leans in and picks it up with his mouth. There’s a joke there, but I’ll refrain. Both Kevin and Natalie are “ecstatic”, and Jeff hopes they live up to their word. Michelle, though, is devastated to lose this “crucial” competition, and says she must refrain from crying. Too bad she doesn’t succeed at this goal. Will they show that?
After commercials, we see Natalie and Kevin celebrating…along with Kevin talking about putting up Jeff in “order to assure my security in this game”. Michelle wanders in and out of the room, and they both think about how good Michelle is at memory games. “She is smart, dude”, says Natalie.
Michelle wanders into another room, and does indeed break down in tears. Cue the piano music! In the diary room, she complains how she doesn’t have anybody to talk to…and breaks down again in there. “It’s just a game”, she mutters over and over. “It’s just a fucking game.”
Next up is the unveiling of the HOH…and yes, Kevin is excited. They all throw out compliments about Kevin’s boyfriend (husband?), and he says they need to back off. Of course, the letter from him is a tear-jerker. I really do hate this segment no matter who is the recipient.
Back to the game…oh wait, more fluff. Jordan is telling Natalie about her home life. She’s adorable, but again this is nothing but filler. BTW, is it just me or does Jordan’s diary room conversations and wide-eyed look make her look that much more younger and dumber?
Finally, we’re back to the game…or are we? Jordan and Natalie are now talking about their nails, and Natalie says that she hopes Kevin sticks to the plan. Yeah, he is…your plan. Jordan says she has a feeling that she’s going home, and Natalie says that’s not going to happen. Natalie does admit that it’s a good possibility that Jordan and Michelle will be the two put up. Jeff wanders in just as we hear Natalie say in the diary room about Kevin doing her dirty work so she has “no blood on her hands”.
At that moment, Natalie is called into the diary room, and Jordan fills her in on the conversation. “I have a feeling he might put me and Michelle up and backdoor you.” Jeff says Kevin better not break his word, and that he’s not supposed to go up at all…even if the veto is used.
After commercials, we have more filler as Jordan doesn’t know her fruit. Yes, they’re arguing about peaches and nectarine. Jordan finally asks Natalie to defend what she’s saying, but again the silly southern girl is wrong.
The next filler material is about a dragonfly buzzing around the pool, and Natalie going nuts as Kevin hunts it. Natalie tells us in the diary room how she’s afraid of bugs. Hmmm, how can somebody so afraid of showers be also afraid of bugs? Ugh.
Now Kevin is talking to Michelle how he wants to talk to everybody to “see where their head is”. She kind of blows him off, and says she’ll understand any decision he makes. Natalie walks in, and they talk about how it’s three to two (Jeff, Jordan). This disintegrates into a bit of an argument as Natalie says if Michelle had won she’d have put up Kevin and Natalie. Ooops, Jordan is also in the room, and she asks if she should leave the room. Jeff has also walked in, and we hear in the diary room that Natalie went off on Michelle to throw off Jeff.
After Natalie walks away, Michelle breaks down again. Natalie alerts the rest of the house of this fact, and they all take their shots at her. Interesting choice of footage, CBS. Are you suddenly trying to make us all love Michelle? Jeff asks if she’s this week’s intended target, and both Natalie and Kevin say the words to make him believe this to be the case. Kevin adds some lies in the diary room that everybody would love him to give her the boot.
OMG, more filler? Now Jeff is babbling about how he loves “chicks in sweatpants”. Kevin says in the diary room that he “created” a little game show about Jeff, and of course almost all of the questions he asks does not relate to Jordan. Ok, this filler is a bit funny…especially Jordan’s silly facial reactions.
Back to gameplay - now Michelle is up in the HOH with Kevin to see “where (her) head’s at”. Kevin says he can never figure out what she’s thinking. Michelle says that the “one thing she was true about” was her relationship with Jeff and Jordan, but they were the ones who went against her. Kevin wonders in the diary room if it’s smarter to get rid of a person who is alone, or break up a duo.
Now it’s Jeff and Jordan’s turn in the HOH, and Kevin tells them not to worry. “Anything that I do is not personal”, he tells them. Jordan says if Michelle survives the week that she’s going after Kevin, and Kevin agrees that she’s a threat. Jeff adds that she never shares anything with them.
Jordan leaves the room, and Jeff stays to verify that Kevin is living up to his deal. “I fulfilled my end of the deal.” Kevin responds that he’s not going to like what he has to say, and of course he doesn’t when informed that he’s going to be nominated. Jeff wants Jordan to be put up, but Kevin is worried that he’d win HOH and Kevin would have to put up Natalie in her place. Kevin adds that Jeff is not his target, and in the diary room also says it’s a “risky move”. Nice little edit on Kevin’s “I don’t know what to do” comment immediately after Jeff’s departure.
And it’s now time for nominations, and after everybody babbling about being worried (except for Natalie) Kevin calls them into the house. Wait, after the footage we just saw, Jeff still thinks he’s not going up? Something tells me somebody screwed up the editing. The first key drawn is Natalie, followed by Jordan. Jeff and Michelle are nominated!
Kevin gives the clichéd “strategic, not personal” speech, and as we the show ends he says that he “had” to put up Jeff. “If he wins the veto, then I’m screwed.” Michelle isn’t surprised because, as we all know, she’s alone. Jordan says she feels bad for Jeff, and that she “needs” him here. Jeff is clearly pissed because he broke his word, and that he needs to “step up” his game and win the veto.
See you Tuesday for the veto competition…and the “Mystery Door”!
Nobody can say that Michelle hasn't worked hard to get where she's at in the game. She was initially paired up with two people who didn't like her, and has always been the outsider in any group she was affiliated. Yet winning 3 POV's and 1 HOH has launched her into the final four (unless something strange happens in the next four days).
Her competitive skills are now in place to get her into the finals. Obviously, she's in by simply winning HOH or POV next week. But even without that happening, she's in a pretty good position. If by a small miracle Jordan wins POV, she could survive even if she's on the block...but there's a chance that Kevin or Natalie could do the same if they think about jury votes (don't think Natalie's not thinking about that scenario).
Yet there probably hasn't been a more awkward final four contestant than Michelle. She's prone to giggling when pressed with questions; she forgets details of conversations (and not conveniently like Natalie). She could have easily squashed Jordan and Jeff's paranoia about Russell if she could have formed a coherent sentence. None of this will matter, though, if she survives next week.
To say that Jordan is nothing but scenery is no exaggeration. She has zero skill at the game, she tends to trust anybody who talks to her, and she has only survived by riding on top of Jeff.
Somehow, though, she is destined to make the final four, and could easily skate by to the final three. At that point, a Michelle victory in the final HOH comps could lead her into the final two as Michelle is smart enough to understand that the majority of the jury house are allies of Natalie and Kevin.
Can an imbecile win Big Brother? Doubtful, but she's going to outlast her ride (despite her pleas for the house to keep Jeff over her).
I doubt that many people predicted that Kevin would still be around at this point of the game. He was the true "floater" in the early weeks; not entirely trusted by anybody (besides Lydia) yet his unwillingness to take a true side kept him from being considered for eviction (except for Jessie).
But although he only had a POV win until last week's dominating HOH victory, he's currently the only official final four contestant. Sure, much of this has to do with Jeff's poor decisions, but he's also been way more realistic than past allies such as Chima and Lydia.
Yet there is a good chance that this may be the end of the road for him. His only hope is for Natalie to win HOH next week (unless he wins POV instead), and she may use a HOH victory as an opportunity to cut ties with him.
She's a nightmare to watch on the feeds. Not only does she rarely shower or attempt to make herself presentable, but her persistent babbling is a nightmare to endure on the feeds or BBAD.
Yet nobody has played the game as ruthless or smart as she has. No matter the situation, she has come out smelling like roses (insert lack of bathing joke here). When her main ally, Jessie, was eliminated, it wasn't more than a few hours later that she was downplaying their connection. When members of the other side have been put up, she makes sure they know that she had "nothing" to do with it. She boasts about her "honesty" constantly, but it's her "last minute lies" that has saved her the last couple of weeks. Even her friendship with Kevin the last couple of weeks has been more out of convenience than any real connection, and she's great at feeding him only the information that helps her game.
Having said that, though, the fact that everybody buys into her bullshit says more about intelligence level of the others than her own gameplay. Time after time, she's one honest conversation away from having her whole game undermined. Even last night, Jeff and Michelle were well on their way to solving the Natalie riddle when Jeff's self-pity suddenly derailed the conversation.
I'd hate to see her win, but I can't say she doesn't deserve it.
No, it wasn't yesterday when he lost the veto. It also wasn't the day before when he was nominated, or the previous day when Russell was evicted and Kevin won HOH.
The day that sealed Jeff's fate (barring some weirdness over the Pandora's Box key) was ten days ago, as two terrible decisions have come back to haunt him:
1. Keeping Natalie over Lydia may have been THE worst move of the season. Lydia was clearly a hard to person to share a house with, but she was no player. She was the first or second player out of every competition, and unlike Natalie it wasn't because she was purposely losing. Kevin was also a lesser player with her around, as he had to constantly clean up her messes.
2. Not letting Kevin win that night's HOH competition. Jeff was not on Kevin's radar at that time; Kevin would have certainly been targeting Michelle and Russell. Even if Jordan or himself had been put up, one of those two would have likely gone home.
Of course, another terrible decision was set into play that same night, as Natalie and Kevin pulled out a miracle and convinced Jeff and Jordan that they could be trusted. Backdooring Russell was the icing on the cake in a week of bad decisions.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I am guessing that on average, America isn't going to be very happy on Tuesday.
Michele won the POV so Jeff is pretty much a lock to go home on Thursday, and the way Jordan has played competitions she may very well be right behind her, although Kevin and Natalie may knock out Michele next as she is a stronger competitor.
I'm expecting to see Jeff get a bit of a makeover this week on the show so perhaps the public will want him to go - perhaps we'll see the grouchy Jeff that has been around the last week. The side of Jeff that seems a bit cocky and full of himself and the 'sweet' (??) side of Michele and Natalie so that when Jeff goes home the public will actually be happy about it and root for one of the others.
But if you ask me - the majority of the fan base of Big Brother is female - and they like to see a guy do well. This season will now come down to three women and a gay guy. Last time the final three was all women was Big Brother 6 and the only person most were rooting for in that group was Janelle.
Jeff and Jorden may loosen up a bit now that their game is pretty much over - they already spent a lot of ime making out before going to sleep just after 7am.
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Posted by IndyMike at 9:25 AM
Friday, August 28, 2009
No surprise here - it's Michelle and Jeff. Michelle's cleaning, and Jeff's cooking. The only comment overheard is Jeff said "fucking scumbags". Natalie is upstairs rehashing every second of the luxury competition while loudly munching on chips.
As everybody is filing outside for the camera shots needed for the pre-nomination footage, Natalie told Jeff that she "tried" to convince Kevin not to put him up. "You're up, man. I Tried. He said that he wants her gone though." This is minutes after she coached Kevin on what to say during the nominations and afterwards. He's to continue to tell them both they're pawns.
Kevin has informed Jeff that he's going up with Michelle, but that he has safety unless Michelle wins veto. Jeff is pissed! "Why dont you keep your end of the deal and put up Jordan and Michelle? If I win the veto I will take off Jordan and we'll vote out Michelle."
Kevin is babbling about how he doesn't want to give up his power as HOH, but Jeff's not buying it.
He does feel bad about it, though, wondering aloud after Jeff left about whether he's doing the right thing. He's off to find Natalie, though, and we know she'll bash it into his head how this is the correct move.
Oh God, Jeff is now talking to Natalie, and she's claiming she knows nothing about this, and that she's going to have to talk to Kevin about this. Yeah, right.
Kevin's HOH win really is Gnat's, and she's laying into Michelle right now. Of course, we're all hearing the usual garbage about how Natalie's "word is everything". Michelle's handling it better than she did last night, saying she knows that she's going up "and I'm fine with it".
Earlier today, the house had a money-grab luxury competition, which also involved a "Pandora's Box" where Kevin chose "greed". Jeff has bragged that he grabbed as much money as he could, but Jordan felt there was a catch and only grabbed a handful of $100's. Jeff also grabbed a "mystery key", which obviously has something to do with that door Julie showed us on Thursday night.
Could Jeff have once again lucked into a game-saving twist?
Nominations are coming up soon, and Kevin is now talking to
No big revelations in this one - but I did enjoy it and if you have 15 mintues to spare you should check it out!
via The Insider
Posted by IndyMike at 12:01 PM
Thursday, August 27, 2009
You gotta feel for her. She's been pretty much alone this whole game, and despite her issues she's not a bad person. She knows she's in trouble, and while we have all predicted that it would be Jeff and Jordan on the block Natalie is pushing hard for evicting Michelle.
Natalie's reason for going after Michelle is some insane theory that next week's competition will be memory-based, and only Michelle can beat her at that. Yeah, right. What about the last memory comp? Now if there was a babbling competition, she'd win hands down.
Nat dropped her cup into the chocolate, and the feeds went to fish. When we returned, she had it in her hand. Why not just show her fishing it out?
Jordan just took a nice little tumble.
Kevin's still winning.
Posted by IndyMike at 6:33 PM
Wow. Every time that I think an eviction episode is going to be a somewhat lackluster event, something happens during the week to add some extra tension. This week it’s Jeff’s (not so) surprising use of the POV to take down Kevin and replace him with Russell.
Since then, the house has been on edge and full of paranoia. There were two lengthy arguments involving not only Jeff and Russell, but also Jordan, but everybody seems to be questioning not only those they don’t like but even their best friends in the house.
So tonight promises fireworks. Besides the fights described earlier, Russell has been bragging all week that his plea to stay will top the infamous theatrics of Chima, Ronnie, and Casey. We’ll also see the reunion of Lydia and Jessie in the jury house, although I’d put up a lot of money that within hours she was back in his arms. Obviously, we’re going to conclude with the latest “most important HOH competition of the season”. Isn’t that what they say every week?
Here we go with the reaction to Jeff’s use of the veto (after Julie’s intro, of course). “Let the weirdness begin”, Jeff says as he closes the veto box. Yeah, Kevin and Natalie are both more than pleased, and Jeff still believes that they’ll stick to their promise to not put him up.
Russell is the last to get up from the meeting, and we hear him talk in the diary room about how now everybody knows you can’t trust Jeff as he walks into one of the bedrooms. “They picked the wrong fucking guy.”
Meanwhile, Kevin is thanking Jordan in another room, and Natalie warns her that Russell is going to work them. Natalie says in the dairy room that they still plan on going after Jeff next week. We then see the two of them do a victory dance in the storage room. You gotta hand it to these silly twits for their admittedly “bold-faced lie”.
Oooh, serious music is playing, which must mean a fight is coming. First we see Michelle breaking down in the pool room with Russell. Strangely, he’s the one reassuring her. “Seriously, I hope you win.” They hug, and we hear Michelle talk about how they’ve bonded even though she doesn’t really like him. Interesting. Russell adds that he feels like he let her down.
Russell is now seen sitting outside, and Jeff says he’s going to go “face the music”. He wanders outside and asks if he wants to talk about it. “You got to know it’s a smart move.” Russell reminds him of their final four deal, and Jeff throws out that he went against him by having a final two deal with Michelle. It escalates, and is silly…especially when Russell promises to punch him when he enters the jury house.
Shit-stirrer Natalie runs upstairs to tell Jordan what’s going on, so she sprints down as the two continue to promise to punch each other. She starts in, and Russell bitches about how she’s Jeff’s “lapdog”. “Does she always fight your battles?” Hehehehe. Gotta love Natalie’s sly smile as she watches what she created. Jeff somehow believes that Russell’s outburst helped him. I’m not so sure about that.
A bit later, Russell and Kevin are playing pool, and Russell believes that he can get Kevin to switch his vote. “Who would have thought the one kid I thought was completely worthless holds the key to my existence in the big brother house.” Kevin plays along as Russell talks about how he’d be target #1, and Kevin’s voice over attempts to give us a bit of doubt that he’ll stay loyal to Natalie.
Moving on, everybody is outside once again (two days later), and Russell is babbling lines against Jeff once again. Jordan warns Jeff to not respond, and then those two go after each other once again. She ends up so upset she charges after him and thrust her lovely chest into his. Oh god, they did show him call her a fatty. I thought for sure they’d edit that out. Again, Natalie has a nice little smile as she observes.
This should be good - the Jessie and Lydia reunion. Ugh, Jessie is in a pink leotard working out. God, I don’t miss him. We get to see him watch the goodbye messages, including Lydia bitching about how she was treated. Jesus, enough with the Jessie story.
Jessie says he hopes it’s Jeff coming in because he’s “such a ding dong”, but instead it’s obviously Lydia. She hugs him, but says she’s “so fucking mad” at him. Yeah, this is going exactly as I predicted, especially as she describes how she wanted to not only kick him but hug and kiss him.
She fills Jessie in on how Chima was kicked out (or left, depending on who you believe). They watch the video of the infamous microphone incident, and then on to Jordan winning HOH. Wow, Jessie admits what I’d been thinking all along - that if Jeff makes it to the end he may have his vote.
It’s now time for Julie to interview the house, and she starts in with the ‘weirdness” in the house. Russell has changed his tune, saying it was “part of the fun of the game”. Good for Julie to call him on that bullshit, but we quickly move on to Jordan. Her response makes little sense, as usual, but says she’s never been as mad as she was when Russell called her fat.
Kevin is then asked about whether he was surprised about being taken off the block, and he makes a pretty good crack about Jeff having a “secret crush” on him. Back to Jordan, and how she pushed Jeff away from a victory kiss. Again, she babbles nonsense. Good thing she’s cute. Jeff is asked if he faces that kind of rejection in the real world, and a bit more nonsense. We conclude with Michelle babbling about chitlins and churros. Julie announces that from this moment on, the “have not” stuff is over…although there may be more “surprises around the corner”.
When we return, it’s time for the HOH interview with Jeff. She begins by asking about blindsiding Russell, and Jeff says that with the numbers dwindling it was time for him to go because he was talking about going after him. “I had to make the move now.” He thinks it’s going to make his game (yeah, right), but that it also puts a target on him. She then asks if he’s confident that Natalie and Kevin will keep their word, but he responds that he still controls his own destiny. Finally, she asks about the bickering with Jordan, and he laughs that it’s sometimes frustrating to get her to focus on the game.
So here we go with the final speeches, and Natalie goes first. She thanks CBS for some reason, and goes into the usual “opportunity of a lifetime” cliché. She boldly says thanks to the rest of the house since they’ve all pledged to evict Russell.
Russell gets up and babbles about how he’s had a great time in the house, and tried to incorporate all of the prior villains (Dr. Will, Evel Dick, etc.) into his game. He tells them all good luck, and that “personal attacks are part of the game”. So much for the fireworks, dammit!
The voting begins with Jordan, and you know that she wants Russell out. Will Kevin make a bold move and keep him? Nope. Michelle is the last vote, and she also votes to evict her buddy Russell. It’s the first unanimous vote of the year…but they have to sit through commercials to hear the verdict.
When Julie finally does deliver the results, she attempts to make it sound like Natalie was evicted (they always do that once or twice a season). Russell hugs her first, and is actually gracious to everybody. Interesting!
Little of interest is being said as we watch the house react to Russell’s departure, and then Julie jumps right in with his classy exit. Again, we hear Russell’s theory of being a composite of former dynamic players. Whatever. She asks about Jeff turning against him, and he sort of blames it on Michelle. He also claims that he was going to uphold his final four deal, and then team with Michelle for the final push. Surprisingly, Russell acknowledges that it was a smart move on Jeff’s part.
The goodbye messages start with Jeff bitching about how “unclassy” Russell acted, and that he was a “threat” to women. Oh boy. Kevin admits he was scary, but does say he ended up being an easy guy for him to talk to. Natalie and Michelle babble nonsense, and Jordan bitches about being “disrespected…I strongly, strongly dislike you with a passion”.
You know what’s next - the “most important HOH competition of all time!” This week’s game is entitled “The S’more the Merrier”. They have to walk across a “graham cracker”, and fill a cup with hot chocolate. The winner is the person who can remove the marshmallow from their cup. What a dumb competition.
Kevin comes close to falling, which makes Jeff laugh off camera. Oh, this is going to take awhile, as they have to fill a 16 gallon bowl with 8 oz. cups. That’s it for tonight, except that Julie says there will be a “huge” HOH twist! Sign up for the live feeds now to see who wins!