"Dairy Has Gone Down the
Tubes" - July 16
Hi all - This is Gordon
Pepper reporting on the latest Tour of Duty for Big
Brother 6. By you reading this, I assume that you have
already read the earlier recaps, so I will not recap
that. I will however, go over the latest dirt and see
where these lines are going to.
We see the eviction of Ashlea, the election of Eric as
the new Head of Household and the realization that
everyone knows that everyone else has a partner in the
We start the new material with Ivette thrilled that
Ashlea is gone, while Janelle is threatening to get
revenge. Rachel, the old head of household, called it
'The Right Decision' while Sarah says that with the
first elimination, it's time to start playing the game.
Janelle may start focusing her anger on Mike and Howie,
as both of them put their paws all over her when they
hugged her. What else is Janelle upset about? The fact
that Ashlea's picture has morphed from color to black
and white - signifying that she has been eliminated form
the game. Maybe it would be easier if you called the
color 'Dorian' Grey.
The next item - Eric beats Janelle to win the Head of
Household. His alliance is clearly with Beau and Ivette,
while Janelle misses a chance to get revenge. Kaysar is
less than pleased, while Janelle wanted to throw up in
Janelle's next strategy is to find out who, besides her,
voted to get rid of Kaysar. Why? Because she's going to
need an alliance fast. Ironically, she's sharing this
information with Kaysar, who suggests that maybe it was
Michael who did. Of course, we all know that it isn't
Michael, because Michael is Kaysar's game partner.
It turns out that it's James who cast the vote. Who is
James allied with? Eric, so getting the alliance is no
good there. As a matter of fact, that vote was
manufactured because they want to have a cloud of
suspicion form around Eric, Janelle and Kaysar, so they
can pick the three of them off one by one.
Eric asks who wants to see his HOH room, and everyone
quickly scrambles over there. Eric gets energy drinks,
lo-carb beer and an air mattress. He also gets pictures
of his family. That chokes him up, adding that family
means everything to him. 'Cappy' (or Eric) thanks Big
Brother for everything. AwwwwBarf.
Like myself, not everyone is thrilled that Eric is
turning on the water works. Janelle accuses Eric of
being a good actor. Maggie and Eric gives a long, good,
hug. That turned out to not be a swift move, as that got
the attention of both Beau and James, who now think that
they are game partners - and it turns out that they are.
Ivette creates a water slide made of trash bags. Beau
and Ivette slid down there while Jennifer slid a little,
then stopped. A lot of people went on the slide - but
not Janelle, who wants to be left alone. She's starting
to get a bulls-eye on her back.
She's not the only one. Michael is starting to get on
the girls bad behavior by touching them and kissing them
when they apparently don't want to be touched or kissed.
Eric tells him to cut it out. That gets Michael upset
and he confronts some of the girls, who don't really
help allay his fears. Eric walks into the room and
Michael asks what's going on. Eric explains to him that
women don't like to be touched. Instead of getting the
hint, Michael says that Eric is treating him like an
employee. He just isn't getting it...
...and Janelle isn't getting chess when James is trying
to teach it to her. 'She's a pretty girl, but dumb.
She's hot, though.' Janelle says that her father taught
her how to play chess. She says that she let James win,
to make him not think that Janelle is any good. She also
plays with Michael, who makes her very uncomfortable.
'Michael telling me that I'm beautiful is strategy on
his part, and me giggling like a dork is my strategy.'
The dork wants to end this game, so Janelle quickly
check mates him.
Game #3 - Kaysar, who she says is calculating and
intelligent. She lets Kaysar beat her, adding that
playing chess is a good way for her to figure out how
the guys will play Big Brother. She may have
The guys talk politics about the war and Bush going into
Iraq. Eric - 'The two things that you don't talk about
with friends are politics and religion.' James thinks
that the war is justified, while Eric doesn't think that
it's justified. Meanwhile, Kaysar, who's family is
currently in Iraq is also in the room. The guys ask
Kaysar for his opinion and he says, very diplomatically,
that the war isn't justified because innocent Iraqis are
getting killed. James then mentions that he'd rather be
in Iraq killing Iraqis right now. Oops.
Saying that in front of an Iraqi is not the brightest
thing in the world and Kaysar, predictably, goes off on
him. He takes James over and explains to him that his
aunt died because they weren't able to take her to a
hospital because of the war. Kaysar says that he wants
to put a face on the war - and his face would be fine.
He adds that he wants to inform people and maybe
discussion, instead of violence, will reach people's
hearts. Here, here.
Kaysar has other things going on besides worrying about
the war. He may also have to worry about Beau, the
openly gay guy in the house. Beau goes over, mounts a
sleeping Kaysar, and plays with his ears. 'I'm not
homophobic, but he's getting a little aggressive.' Beau
seems to have found a playmate...
We interrupt that intimacy with playtime for the guests
as they participate in the weekly food challenge. In
this wild western-themed challenge, 2 people sit
together on a barrel-like table. Each pair will flip
over their table top to find out what category they are
playing for. The pairs need to eat what they have
selected off their menu in 3 minutes. They are at 'The
Snack Shoppe...From HELL!' (They said that, not me.)
Howie and James select first and will be playing for the
beverages. They select 'Ice Cream Sundaes', but what
they get instead is...Iced Clam Sundaes. That's not too
bad, but Howie gives up rather quickly. 'This happens to
be one of the bottom levels of Dante's Inferno' says
James, who quits shortly after. The guests will be
drinking water all week - and they don't seem to be too
thrilled with that.
beau and Janelle are playing for Breads and Cereals.
They select Pepperoni Pizza...except it's Pepper-ONLY
Pizza and they get a pizza covered with hot black pepper
topping. Despite gagging, they get it down with seconds
April and Rachel play for Dairy and they go after the
Coconut Cream Pie...scratch that. Make it SAUERKRAUT
Cream Pie. Yummy. Rachel hates Sauerkraut and gives up
quickly. April loves it, but she can't eat it alone and
time runs out on her. Howie - 'Dairy has gone down the
Jennifer and Maggie, who are playing for meats, select
the chocolate cake, but it's actually dried chocolate
SNAKE. Maggie is a vegetarian, so she passes this one.
Jennifer decides to take the snake head-on, while Maggie
eats...the chocolate. What a trooper Maggie is. Jennifer
downs it with 13 seconds to go, and they can eat meat,
which still won't do much for vegetarian Maggie anyways.
Ivette and Sarah, going for the fruits and vegetables,
select Turkey Pot Pie, but it's POI! Sarah has no clue
what it is, but Ivette knows exactly what the bitter
root is and she is shuddering. Sarah quickly finds out
what it is and she bails, with Ivette right behind her.
Ivette - 'If I can deal with Peanut Butter and Jelly for
a week, then the house can deal without fruits and
vegetables for a week.' That's the spirit, Ivette.
Kaysar and Michael gets the final category - Snacks and
Sweets. They select the tuna melt...uh...tuna malt.
Michael has no problems in downing the malt in 9
seconds. It takes Kaysar closer to 20, but that gets
done too, and they have the sweets. To sum this up, all
the housemates will be eating this week is meats, breads
and cereals and sweets and snacks. This isn't going to
be sounding too good to Bodybuilder Eric or the other
weight-watching members of the house .
The final category is... Beer and Wine. 2 People need to
step up - and Michael and Janelle volunteer. They select
the egg salad sandwich, which turns into Egg Salad
Sardines. They both seem pleased by this. Eric tells
Janelle to step aside because he has decided to do the
stunt for the house. What a guy. Janelle can't stand the
fact that Eric's stealing the spotlight, but he and
Michael are successful and the group gets their liquor.
We get drama after the event, as April apologizes to
everyone. Eric calls everyone over and says that
although that certain people didn't finish, that when it
comes to being a team, people win or lose as a team and
that they will all have their chance to shine and to not
hold their failures against anyone. The team agrees, but
we all know that it's not the case and this is going to
be held against someone down the line.
Eric also reminds them that the allotment that they are
getting is probably for the week, so he warns them all
to conserve their food. Sure enough, the ice cream is
gone within 8 hours. 'Sorry' says Maggie on her own
camera feed afterwards, 'Perhaps you should have had
some before I ate it all.' Burp.
Michael goes back to his womanizing ways - this time on
Janelle, who as we all know from earlier, is not too
keen on this. Eric tells the girls that he's going to
put up Michael and Janelle up there, but he's going to
tell Michael that he's going to be a pawn, when it's
actually him who's going to be going. After Michael
leaves, the women, spear-headed by Sarah, decide that
they aren't going to be deceitful and they are going to
ruin the plans. Maggie, who is Eric's 'friend', is in
the group and she tells Eric afterwards that his idea
isn't going to work. They think that maybe they need to
make a different plan - and possibly target Sarah and
James - as they know that they are an item. Hmmm...
Eric talks to each person individually and asks for a 'I
won't put you up if you don't mark me up for the next
week' agreement from each person. Eric tells Janelle
that if he has his way, she'll be around next week. He
also tells Ivette that the idea is for both of them to
be at the end. Hmmm...
Then there's the chat with Michael. He tells Michael
that he's spending too much time with Janelle and that
it concerns him. He also tells Kaysar that by yapping to
Michael about what was going on earlier (see the
previous episodes) that it hurt him and he doesn't know
if Kaysar can be trusted anymore. Kaysar starts to
blanch and we are starting to see the all-guys alliance
start to crack a little bit more.
After the predictable walk to the keys and Eric rambling
about how hard of a decision it's going to be. Michael
doesn't think that he's going to be put up. Janelle, who
now needs Michael in the game, doesn't want him to go up
either. Sarah is concerned as well - as she should be.
Can anyone can't see this one coming?
Eric tells the people that the important thing is for
them to understand why he made the decisions that he
did. With that, we see the first person safe
is...Rachel. Joining her is Howie, Jennifer, James,
Beau, Maggie, Sarah (now there's no doubt who's going
up), Ivette, April and Kaysar. The 2 people nominated
are Janelle and Michael. Eric says that Janelle is
underestimated, while Michael is a strong player - and
it's in his interest to nominate him.
Eric wants to make sure that Michael does not win the
power of veto. Janelle wants to make sure that she wins
it. Michael, who is now calling Eric 'Erica', will make
sure to eliminate him and his sheep. Well, we have a new
player in the drama. Join us on Tuesday when we see
which two sheep are being prepared to be sheared and on
Thursday to see who is the latest lamb chop.