"The Secret Room: Days
3-6" - July 12
Welcome back to the world
of Big Brother 6. While we are still waiting to find out
who the secret pairs are there are plenty of secrets
left to be revealed.
Picking up at the end of Day 3, Kaysar and Ashlea are
both coping with the fact that they have been nominated
for eviction. While they feel a bond as being the first
two nominees, they both handle the situation in
different ways. Ashlea takes the oh woe is me route by
playing up her tears and looking for sympathy wherever
she treads. While Kaysar was kind enough to offer a hug,
most of Ashleas emotions fell upon dead ears.
Kaysar on the other hand took the time to accost Rachel
in front of many of the other girls in the house in the
HoH room, and proceeded to tell her that he completely
respected her decision especially based on the fact that
they had not had the opportunity to get to know each
other better. This basic suck up routine not only seemed
to earn Kaysar respect, but also the hugs and adoration
of the women in the room. Who knows how fake the whole
thing was, but who cares?
Eric tells Kaysar that he has nothing to worry about and
that the guys will protect him. Assuming that Eric is
referring to his 4-person alliance (Eric, Kaysar,
Michael, and James), he needs to improve his math
skills. 4 votes (really 3) are not close to saving
Ashlea tells us in the diary room that she is convinced
that if the vote were today that she would stay. Yet,
while she has this confidence, she doesnt have any real
alliances in the house. Well see how long it takes
Ashlea to wise up to the game.
Outside, Kaysar is further campaigning. Im sorry, he
says that he is not going to campaign, but he sits and
has a conversation with Beau letting him know that he
has plans to play this game genuinely and that he came
to share a piece of who he was. Sure, and that million
dollars and the partner you are hiding arent motivators
at all. Regardless, a clear friendship is forged and
potentially a strong alliance.
Back in the Head of Household Room, Rachel finds a gift.
Its a remote control! The BB^ houseguests get to watch
TV for the first time ever! NO, sorry, its just the spy
screen. Thats right, its back. Rachel eagerly changes
the channels snooping in on the many different room of
the house and enjoying the fact that she has this new
surge of power. Then, all of the sudden, she sees a room
that she has not seen before. The room, laced in gold
has 3 safes, luxury beds, but even crazier, the camera
starts to actively zoom in and out on 4 books on a
shelf. After a few minutes, Rachel realized that not
only was this a clue, but also that she had a matching
set of books on her dresser in the HoH room. In opening
these books, Rachel found the next clue:
North, South, East, West youll need a good sense of
direction to find this room
Wandering around her HoH suite, Rachel is confused as to
what the clue refers to. Eventually, she leaves the room
headed for the kitchen to see what else is in the house.
While Rachel is continuing her treasure hunt, Eric is
entertaining the houseguests with his firefighter
stories. He tells them of the brotherhood that exists in
the fire department and how he feels that fighting fires
is his calling in life. Further he talks about the
relationship he has with on guy in particular who told
Eric that if they were in a fire together that there was
no way that he would die alone, because he would either
pull Eric out alive or die with him. This deep moment
was appreciated by Ivette, who later snuggled up to Eric
on the hammock to forge her own alliance.
This new alliance between Eric and Ivette is supposedly
going to insure that they make it to the final 2. That
would put this alliance in conflict with Erics previous
alliance with the four guys meaning that we have one of
our first blatant moments of deception in the game.
Back at the scavenger hunt, Rachel has spotted a
compass, the next clue, in the living room, yet she is
leery about grabbing it, as there are many other
houseguests around. Eventually everyone leaves the room,
and she finds the clue on the underside of the compass
written backwards. Realizing that this will require a
mirror, she holds it up:
West South west from the Subway doors, forward 10 steps
and it will soon be yours, Go southeast 10 steps more
and it will lead you to the secret door.
Following the clues she is lead to the bedroom wall
where after pushing and poking, and avoiding sleeping
houseguests, she finds the secret door. Sneaking inside,
Rachel closes the door behind her keeping the secret of
the room to herself, even though the clues have told her
that she was permitted to share the secret with anyone
and everyone. Inside the room, Rachel finds a hanging
gold key attached to a larger sparkly gold key hanging
above the 3 safes, while the safes are all combination
locked, Rachel, takes the key and manages to get out of
the room unseen using the peephole provided by your
Howie needs help. Serious help. He is running around the
house trying on various womens clothing and lipstick.
Yet, Howie is still convinced that he looks amazing. Let
me say it now. Make it STOP! Beau believes that Howie
may be acting on some Bi-curious tendencies, but Beau
wont do anything with Howie because his mother would
disapprove. Beaus mommy taught Beau not to hang with
crazies. Good mom. Yet why is Beau on Big Brother then?
Did I mention that the key Rachel found unlocks the Hot
Tub? Well it did and Rachel shared it with everyone. No
really, she shared everything. Once the Hot Tub was open
she told everyone how she got the key escorted everyone
to the secret room. After all the oohs and aahs were
done, the houseguests brilliantly decided to spin the
lazy susan to see who would get the 2 beds in the secret
room. And the lucky winners are Kaysar and Ivette.
Now lets get to the stuff that matters. Its veto time.
The golden power of veto returns, but this time around,
it is possible that a veto competition will be completed
without anyone getting the POV. Same as last season, 6
houseguests will compete for the power of veto. Rachel
who competes as HoH chooses Maggie to compete with her.
Kaysar chooses Eric and Ashlea chooses Howie. Ashlea had
spoken to Howie previously asking him to either win and
use the veto or play and throw the competition to
improve her odds, yet Howie did not confirm if would do
either. One way to find out.
The houseguests will play Wreck-tangled. Attached to a
rope tangled and twisted around and inside of a huge
rectangular cage, each pair of houseguests will have to
work themselves and their rope to the end of the cage
where the will unlock themselves from the rope and free
the veto from the ropes end. Then, only on player from
the team may grab the veto and place it on the winners
post, capturing the golden power of veto.
This challenge is grueling as the hot sun is beating
down on all of the contestants making the metal and
grass very hot. At the 13 minute point Kaysar is
suffering and a little later Ashlea is taking a breather
on her bottom. Of course Ashlea taking a break is more
reasonable as she has worked her way through and is
waiting for Howie. Yet you would think that with the
veto on the line shoe would be doing everything to help
Howie that she could.
However, all of this did not matter as around 28 minutes
in, Rachel and Maggie proved that teamwork and effort
pays off as Rachel placed he Veto on the post keeping
her personal winning streak alive. Everyone else is
tired and dejected. Eric is lying on his back and says
that the challenge was worse than when he climbed to the
top of the tallest hotel in Vegas (thats TV talk for
Stratosphere). More accurately, he blames his fatigue on
the PB&J. Ah, the power of nourishment.
Rachel seems to be perfectly confident in her decision t
not use the veto throughout most of the day. This is
until she heads back to her HoH room and finds that
Jennifer has locked herself inside and was using the
bathroom. Worried and offended that Jen might be
snooping around, Rachel went to a group of guys and
suggested that she take Ashlea off the block and oust
Jennifer. The guys agreed and now all that awaits is the
At the veto ceremony, Ashlea and Kaysar both sympathize
with Rachel for having had to make such a hard decision
in her nominations and they both respect whatever she
chooses now. And for those of you who might have been
waiting for a big shock, Rachel doesnt come through and
chooses not to use the power of veto.
That means that Thursday either Kaysar or Ashlea will be
evicted from the Big Brother house setting the game in
motion as the numbers dwindle. Only time will tell how
many secrets the new Big Brother house holds so until
next time, Keep Julie Chen in your dreams.