Michael vs. Karen" - September 9
Drew, Cowboy, and Diane
entered into a pact to evict Karen last time, but will
it work? We'll find out as Drew and Diane vote to evict
live tonight, day 70.
Diane thinks she's
sitting pretty with the current setup. Nothing, to
Karen's knowledge, is changing. Key words being "to
Karen's knowledge". Karen sees herself as the backdoor
and goes to Nakomis to complain about it, setting up
many a scenario that puts Nakomis, Drew, and Diane
guaranteed in the final four. Isn't that the way it is
already? Nakomis is worried that she will have to break
her word to Michael in order to protect her own
standing. She's looking forward to breaking a tie and,
in essence, pulling an Adria.
Cowboys/girl are plotting to give Karen one minute to
realize that (^_^) just got sour. Both Drew and Michael
are scared that the girls will corner Diane to vote in
their favor. And that's what happens, as Diane lays it
out that if the vote isn't unanimous, it will be a tie.
Well, those are really your only two options. Meanwhile,
Karen and Nakomis are pretty much sure of themselves
that Cowboy is past tense.
And is this what I think
it is? Drew and Michael planning not to let Diane win
HOH? Drew confides in him, while Diane thinks he's
playing the game as the rest of them.
But to the other side of
the coin. What is Karen's strategy for staying in the
game? A) Laughing at stupid jokes. B) Playing card
games. C) Watching people get wicked pissed. D) Doing
dishes. E) Talking about things she doesn't know about.
F) Tanning. G) Sharing makeup. H) Drinking coffee. I)
Crying with people. J) Listening to and trying to relate
to stuff that she doesn't know about. K) Swallowing her
pride. L) Flying under the radar. She's also trying not
to ostracize people who, in the end, will hold all the
cards and ante up.
Talking with Nakomis,
she has found that Diane's trust is pretty much gone,
but that was understood. As for the final two, it's all
opportunity at this point.
Talking about Karen in
the Diary Room, Drew notes that Karen kisses a lot of
ass, and Diane likes the way the numbers favor the
It's Jury time, as Will
and Natalie await Adria and Marvin. Will puts it well,
on the nature of karma: "I might not be walking home
with half a million dollars, but neither are those
bitches." And yet they still act as one person. They
watch the tape of the previous round action, including
Adria's rant walking out the door. Adria's going into
her logistic for the rant (which STILL doesn't make any
sense) when out of nowhere...
"Y'all got a new
landlord in town, and his name is Marvin."
Happy dance ensues.
Marvin line of the night (yea! I finally get to say that
again!): "A brother get locked up, he'll kiss Nakomis!"
Famous last words time.
Karen first: "I have nothing officially prepared. I
don't think anyone's reasons are more or less important
than anyone else's. I'd like to stay if you'd like to
have me." Michael: "Karen actually took the words out of
my mouth." Now to vote.
Julie gives Karen the
news that 2-0 tells the tale. "Thanks for backdooring
me. That was great." She meets up with Jules to tell the
tale in her words. Adria warned Karen that it was
coming, but didn't heed her warning. "I'm emotionally
sapped, and it's really hard to deal with the kind of
people they are." Adding that she missed her family, it
more than likely was for the best, even as Karen wanted
Diane out of the house at one point. But for now, she's
off to join the party posse in paradise while the final
four get ready for...
Before or After?
It should be noted that
this week's HOH will be eligible to compete in next
week's final HOH. Eight questions on whether events
happened before or after other events. Most right wins.
1) Was Mike nominated
for eviction before or after Margarita Madness? (AFTER,
Drew and Michael)
2) Was Backyard Bonanza before or after Smoothies from
Hell? (BEFORE, everyone)
3) Was the hot tub unlocked before or after Treadmills
of Terror? (AFTER, everyone)
4) Was the twin twist before or after Scott's eviction?
5) Was Natalie's eviction before or after Chemical
Reaction? (BEFORE, everyone)
6) Was Michael and Nakomis' initial discovery of
relation before or after his first nomination? (BEFORE,
Drew and Michael)
7) Was Marvin's replacing Jase before or after Jase's
replacing Diane? (BEFORE, Drew, Diane mathematically
8) Was Pop Goes the Veto before or after This Little
Piggy Won the Veto? (AFTER, everyone, Drew is the new
Once again, Michael is
denied, as Drew gets the power again. We'll see what he
does with it on Saturday.