"Let Chips Fall/Phone
Home - The Double Album: Days 56-58" - August 31
Last time, Marvin's week
continued on a high note, not only scoring a role on
"The Young & The Restless", but outscoring Michael's
putting skills and winning the HOH for a second time.
Who's going to be scored for eviction as a result? And
will the Veto play a scoring role as well? The answers
in 60 minutes or less... or they're free.
We pick up after Natalie's
eviction and the subsequent HOH. And what does Marvin do
to celebrate? Strip down to his jocks and jump into the
pool with Michael! He notes that we're pretty much down
to everyone's chummy, we're all friends, and it's all
about may-the-best-person-win. Riiiiight.
The Gurlz of the house have
a lunch meeting, talking about a "funny feeling" that
Marvin's pretty much a wild card. They say that if he
was smart, he'd put up Nakomis and Diane, "for the mere
fact of getting one of the people who sway votes in the
house." If he wanted to do the most damage, he'd put up
Diane and Drew. Cowboy and Adria are also mentioned as
also-rans, while Karen is just playing under the radar.
Should be an interesting day tomorrow.
But today, it's back to the
HOH room, where Marvin is greeted not by Van Halen's
1984... but by Prince's 1999. And oh, Michael's not
jealous, although, you know, Latimer's won HOH twice and
he hasn't touched the keys but to scrape up the pieces
of his shattered pride. Marvin also gets a letter from
the "gang" back in Conway.
Yeah, you'd think that with
letters, a starring role, HOH, and Prince, why Marvin's
having the Best Week Ever (TM), But he's not done yet,
friends. He wants job security, and he scores it through
an "oops, I just made a deal with Marvin" deal with
Diane. "I would rank her as one of the most powerful
players in the house." That only leaves Adria and Cowboy
as "not on Diane's side." Could be trouble for one, if
Nakomis has eighteen
piercings. I only have one. Left ear. And she goes to
fetish balls as a dominatrix... A real freak we're
dealing with, you can tell.
Elsewhere, the concrete
prison, as a result of last week's luxury challenge, is
transformed into a home gym. No, an ACTUAL one, with
freeweights and everything. Speaking of free weights,
it's time to lighten the load a little. With everyone on
edge about which direction Marvin is going to go,
probables include Adria, Drew, and Michael. Citing the
usual gamesmanship token, Marvin withdraws the keys of
Adria and Michael, although he does allude to Michael as
being a little safer than Adria in this particular case.
But in a sense, it's a matter of respect, as now each of
them has a chance to prove themselves in the veto
Michael heads to the HOH
Room, as Marvin reassures him that he is safer than he
knows, and that Marvin was actually looking ahead to the
Veto in his selections, citing Will's earlier mission
statement ("To get those two bitches out").
Michael tells Adria what he
knows, which she responds with "I'm not stupid." This
coming from a woman who thought that karma was a
voluptuous actress. Okay. Once again, Adria starts
casting for tomorrow's Veto Comp, this time with Karen,
who says that she's been on a cold streak and that she
would be scared to use it to either spare or screw Adria
("Oooooh, bad for me here.").
The next day, Diane lets
Drew know of her deal with Marvin. Nakomis lets Karen
know of said deal. Karen doesn't see the good in it, as
it's a promise that she didn't want her to make.
Later, Big Brother has this
week's America's Choice...
Who would you like to
see win a T-Mobile phone call from home?
The answer in a moment.
Michael wants to hear from April and Chase. Drew would
hear from Ben. Karen wants to hear from Larry. Adria
wants to hear from Lenny. But who'll answer the phone?
(*T-Mobile tones sans Catherine Zeta-Jones*). "Hello?"
"Michael?" It's for you,
Cowboy. Sure enough, it's April and Chase. She got the
job. Chase got the teacher they wanted and a place on
the soccer squad. Blubbering ensues. Chase gets the
phone now to talk to his favorite houseguest. More
blubbering ensues. They want Michael to come home a
winner, so they can get married as soon as possible (she
can't wait until December).
And one message from dad:
"If you don't stop crying, he's going to put his foot up
your butt. Real bullriders don't cry that much." Big
thanks to you, America. You made the right call.
Back to game matters, as
Adria is STILL trying to curry Karen's favor. Karen says
she will try, but she still doesn't know if she would
use it. "Being scared like that is what's going to get
her kicked out next week," Adria says.
VETO COMPETITION: Ice
Marvin picks Drew, Michael
picks Cool Beans Nakomis, and Adria goes with Karen. So
it's off to get dressed in jumpsuits and goggles,
because tonight's the nice we break the ice... or at
least slowly melt the ice with Super Soakers. Frozen
inside a giant ice block is a veto medallion. Frozen
elsewhere inside is a T. Melt the T first, and you can
ditch the water gun for a saltshaker, some alcohol et
al.... you know, tools! But melt the medallion first,
and you get the Power of Veto.
The degeneration of events:
water shooting begat running out of ammo. Running out of
ammo begat banging with your gun. Banging begat "Hey!
There's a pool!". "Hey, there's a pool" begat more water
shooting. Water shooting begat water pouring. And
then Adria grabs the T... as Karen grabs the veto, just
as Michael broke his gun.
But the question is still,
will Karen use the veto? Adria would like an idea as to
what Karen's going to do. But the thing is, Karen's
afraid of making an enemy of six friends. If she saves
Adria, she will be forever grateful, if you follow.
Each person will get one
more say so. Adria says that she has had interesting
commitments, and she would love the chance to be saved.
Michael pretty much respects Karen's decision, but gives
her the "Cowboy Veto Dance". But, to no avail.
"Winning the veto kinda
lets me become aware of the serious nature of having
anything that is the key to someone's fate. I, as a
person, do not feel comfortable choosing one of you over
to come off the block. I respect the nominations and
will not use the veto."
So Thursday, either one
twin or one Cowboy will join Will and Natalie in the
Jury House. It could be pretty close...