Technotronics?: Days 5-6
Last time on Big Brother, the first twist
of the summer sent the houseguests back to school AND the Athletes to
the first win, sending former houseguest Jessie BACK to the game. Ronnie
and Jessie formed a superalliance between the athletes and the brains.
In the end, though, it was brain Chima against offbeat Lydia on the
block as this week's nominees for eviction.
Chima hopes that the opening gambit of
nominating herself as a pawn doesn't bite her in the ass. Meanwhile,
Laura dodges a bullet. Jeff feels like an outsider in his own clique.
Russell realizes that reality has finally set in.
People try to reassure that Lydia is not
going home. She thinks that she's being judged solely on appearances.
Meanwhile, Chima notes that only the brains are consoling her, as much
as she can be consoled. She'll fight for the POV. That's the only way
she can guarantee her safety. Jeff and Jordan are getting close, and he
may be opting to vote alongside her. Ronnie decides to play some cards.
A lot of people thought that Laura was
going up... because she has big boobs? She feels like a loser, and she
never thought it was going to be a weakness.
Jeff.. Braden... Kevin... Lydia... The
Athletes have lost Jeff... Truth be told, they never had him. Now
they're worried that Chima will be going home. Jessie and Russell try to
play Laura into the supercrowd. She says that she's a good competitor,
telling them what they need to hear. She's not going to talk strategy
and make a stupid move to be thrown under the bus.
Meanwhile, Braden acts crazy. He could
fly under the radar.
Now to play for the Veto. Remember...
only six will play: the HOH, the nominees, and three others by random
draw. This week, it's Jessie, Lydia, Chima, Russell, Natalie (houseguest
choice), and Jeff.
POWER OF VETO: Pop Goes the Veto
Outside in the backyard is a giant
face... with giant zits. Inside each one is a group of letters. Using
them, you'll have to come up with the longest word possible (C-Note:
COUNTDOWN!). Person who does that wins the Power of Veto.
Lydia focuses on spelling one word...
"Civilization". Russell goes for using as much letters as possible.
Chima plays Lydia's gambit, spelling out "Superficiality". Jeff... just
doesn't want to embarrass himself.
Jessie: CONTINOUSLY. (unacceptable)
Chima: SUPERIALITY (unacceptable)
Russell: SHOTGUN. New leader!
Jeff: TECTRONICS. If he got rid of the R, he'd be in the lead.
Lydia: CIILIZATION. Missing a V.
Meaning Shotgun Russell the Love Muscle
has the Power of Veto.
Laura is convinced that Jeff threw the
competition. Either that or he's THAT dumb. He says that he was going
Meanwhile, Jordan and Jeff compare each
The next day, Russell shadow spars,
thinking about his plan to embarrass Jeff's credibility. They argue over
the Veto competition in the backyard... which escalates... rapidly.
Natalie gives Jeff the death stare like, "what the hell." And Jeff
starts beef with her. What we get from this is that the Athletes tried
to get Jeff in on the plan, but Jeff wasn't having it. He's just sliding
his way through the game. And were it not for Jessie being HOH, Jeff'd
be up on the block.
Night falls on day 6 in the house, and
Lydia will do whatever it takes to get the veto, including... shoulder
rubs and flirting. (C-Note: at this point, "Pokerface" by Lady Gaga
starts playing in my head). Russell tells Lydia that Natalie put her on
the block to get a strong female out of the house. But things change
from day to day because "people get pissed off". She then goes to Jessie
to see if she can curry favor to get herself off the block. Natalie and
Lydia talk about that sort of thing, though Jessie says that all of her
actions are not sincere. The end result... if Lydia wants to stay in the
house, she has to divert the target.
... to Jeff and Braden. "In this house,
it's survival of the fittest. If I can outgame you... sorry."
Middle of the night, and the Athletes
talk getting Braden out. They talk making a bargain with Lydia to
backdoor Braden. He's funny and under-the-radar, but he's also
persuasive. Everything changes, but if we don't act now, we'll regret it
The next day, Russ talks to Ronnie. He'd
vote Braden out. In a heartbeat. Ronnie agrees, thinking that he is
going to play the valuable asset card. Ronnie goes to Jeff and Jordan
about that, while Jeff and Jordan go to Braden about that. Hold the
chips and wait to see what happens.
Russell thinks that something's up, and
he talks to Ronnie about it. Somehow he knows, but Ronnie says he hasn't
told him (wrong). Russell's going to figure out who told Braden of the
plan. Little powwow time with Russell and Jessie. Russell thinks that
Ronnie is throwing himself into the line of fire.
Lydia's still panicked, and Ronnie thinks
that he might have overplayed his hand.
Lydia respects Russell as a person, and
will be grateful if she had the veto. Chima would love to have the veto,
and whatever happens, she'll respect it.
Ultimately, Russell uses the Power of
Veto to save Lydia.
Jessie decides to then nominate...
BRADEN. So it'll be him versus CHIMA on eviction night next time.
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