"Double Dare" - August
To say that
this is not been the best 2 weeks for the Horsemen may
be the understatement of the series. First Holly goes,
then Scott goes, and now with Nakomis/Jennifer/whatever
she wants to call herself winning the HOH, it seems
inevitable that Jase, the self-proclaimed head of the
Horsemen, will be up next.
Jase, who thought that Scott was the person who saved
Adria (although we know that it was Drew, not Scott, who
held the power), and who has already seen his pseudo
girlfriend walk out the door, storms out of the room.
Diane was stunned by Jase's actions, and she tells the
rest of the group that it's only a game.
Jase, who realizes that his butt has a bulls-eye firmly
placed upon it, is trying to play the sides off
immediately and tells Marvin that Karen voted to keep
Scott, but Marvin did the math and he's not buying what
Jase is selling. Jase goes back to the group and tries
to tell Adria that she's a liar, but Marvin accuses Jase
of lying to him, reminding him that he said he was going
to save Marvin. "Well, now I'm here, so why aren't you
happy?" Everyone else, seeing that as an opportunity,
jumps on Jase, who probably wishes that he didn't open
We do a rewind of the twin segment, and the silliness
that ensues when Natalie comes out. If Jase wasn't on
the block before - he is now, as he called out Adria and
her twin shows up. "I'm sitting there just cussing this
girl out. My worst nightmare happens when I look over my
shoulder and another one of her just pops into the
equation. Seriously, how much of a jackass am I?" Well,
you were a jackass long before that point, Jase.
Michael says that it changes the game - and Will says
that he has to be shaking in his boots because he is a
marked man. He most certainly is, especially because of
1. he is considered as Scott's lackey, and 2. when Jase,
Drew, Michael, and Marvin all get eliminated at the same
time at the HOH. Will even did a victory dance when that
happened, because according to him, that's when his side
The victor gets the spoils, as she sees the spread in
her room. She gets her pet cow, her Garfield pillow and
pictures of home. What she also gets - a picture of her
dad, who is also Michael's dad. Marvin takes one look at
it and goes, "Yep, that's your daddy." Michael held on
to the picture and he doesn't want to let it go.
Jennifer gives him the picture and he tells her that
it's awesome. Michael tears up again as we all have to
Next up - it's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as Will
plays fashion consultant for the male house guests. He
tells Jase to put on a coat to mask his armpits stains
and accuses Marvin of looking like the leather guy from
the Village People (ouch!). Nakomis has too much leather
while Diane needs to get out of 1985.
Someone who feels like returning to 1985 is Jase, who
concedes that it's over. He wants to give up as he talks
to Cowboy, but he isn't giving up. He reminds Michael
that Drew is hanging with Diane and he tells Cowboy that
he wants to go home, but Michael, who admits that they
need another Big Brother twist, refuses to give up. He
may want to rethink that as Drew, who really wanted to
get rid of Jase because of his influence decided to
secede from the Horsemen and join Diane. Diane reminds
him that she, Adria and Natalie stuck up for him, and we
can see the seeds of a new alliance being born. Hmmmm...
Jase may really want to rethink the not giving up idea
as Diane and Marvin talks strategy. Reminded that Jase
can take himself off via veto, they ask Nakomis to put
themselves up on the block. Therefore, all 6 of them can
win the veto, take one of them off, and put Jase on.
That way, Jase will be on the block without any way of
saving himself and everyone else can vote him off. Part
of me thinks that it's an excellent idea and I'm
actually wondering why no one else thought of this
sooner. The other part of me thinks that it's very, very
risky to do that and if one thing goes awry, then that's
one big apple cart that's going to be overturned.
One of those bad apples is the aforementioned Jase, who
decides to use the other staple of this sort of genre
playing, "If you can't make them love you, make them
hate you, so you can be taken to the end." He says that
second place is $50,000, with an outside shot at
$500,000. What does making them hate you mean? Well,
including what he has already done to this point, this
also includes him walking around the house with a sign
telling them that he is available and banging on
whatever household item that he has available. He thinks
that people may think it's funny - but he thinks he may
also be sewing a few seeds in there.
Well, that is food for thought - and some more food for
thought is the food competition, which this week
features hundreds of pies around a rotating picnic
table. Whatever is in the pie is what the group eats for
the week, but not everyone will be eating the food. In
addition to the HOH, only 5 other people will be eating
the food - and those people will be the ones who find
one of 5 'eat' cards hidden in the pie. There is another
catch - There is one 'Steal' card that allows someone to
steal an Eat card from someone. Everyone who doesn't
wind up with an "eat' card will be eating Peanut Butter
and Jelly for the week.
The Eat cards go to Marvin, Natalie, Diane, Cowboy...
and Natalie, who finds a second card. Everyone thinks
that she will give the card to her twin, but instead she
gives it to... Diane, who was surprised with the
generosity. The person with the 'Steal' card is... Will,
who is torn between using it or not. He does decide to
use it... on Diane. You wonder if subconsciously, those
alliance lines are being drawn...
Getting PB&J is Drew, Diane, Adria... and Jase, who is
wondering what else can go wrong. "I am waiting for the
big anvil in the sky to come take me out." They do
finish off the day on a happy note, though, as they
decide to have a PIE FIGHT!
Nakomis knows that she is the only smoker in the house,
as she started when she was 14. She tries to be
courteous to everyone as she excuses herself when she
lights one up. She talks to Diane as they talk about
quitting and share a group hug. Painted in a less
flattering light is Michael, who according to Marvin,
"busts up the English language on a daily and on a
minute type basis." He screws up vinegar (vavinegar),
pronunciate (promounciate), comfy (confty) and he tries
to pronounce McClintock as a John Wayne movie - and he
can't. "My favorite movie would have to be Lonesome
Will and Karen talk about their favorite moves. Next on
the block for them is Jase, then Drew, then the twins.
Nakomis joins in and explains the 6 finger plan - put
TWO decoys on the block, then they all pick someone who
will use the veto, take one of the decoys off, and then
replace the decoy with someone who they REALLY want off.
That person that they want off, as we all know, is Jase.
That prevents Jase from having the opportunity to save
The problem with Jase is that he doesn't know that, as
he appeals to Nakomis. He told her that he was lying and
that he is actually someone else. He says that he really
didn't like Scott and that they only bonded for alliance
sake. "I have no alliance - I'm just by myself." Jase is
laying it on thick, and he thinks that Nakomis is buying
what she's selling. Little does he know...
The nominations are at hand, and Nakomis's decision is
going to be really easy this time. She has to select the
people that she can trust - but at the same time, she
has to select the people that if something goes wrong,
they don't lose a core member of her alliance. She
decides that... Jase is safe. She says that he's had a
rough week, and that although everyone may be kicking
her ass later, he is safe. He gives Nakomis a hug and he
obviously has no clue as how miserable his life could
Also safe? Karen, Natalie, Michael, Adria, Will and
Drew. Diane and Marvin on the block. Nakomis tells Diane
that her relationship makes her nervous, while Marvin
makes everyone nervous. All of them should be getting
Academy Award nominations, because Jase buys it hook,
line and sinker. Jase - "I think I dodged another
bullet." Nakomis - "I didn't buy any of Jase's story and
I don't think anyone else did either." Will - "This will
be the sweetest revenge in Big Brother history."
Jase thinks that he is a cat with 9 lives, but I think
the butcher has brought 8 cleavers with him. Join Chico
on Tuesday as he brings the knife sharpener with him.