"Big Brother Death Match" -
those of you who might have missed the interruption,
John G-Money Roberts has been nominated for the
And what did this 10 minute preemption force us to miss
you ask? Good question, I dont know, but when Big
Brother took over the airwaves we were treated to the
tail end of a bodybuilding competition. Thats right our
first images of the evening were of Howie flexing his
quads and screaming Bam! like Emeril Lagasse.
As for strategy, Janelle and April are talking outside
at the table and April is convincing Janelle to under no
circumstances remove Michael from the nomination block
(yeah, Im sure she was planning on doing that). Janelle
cant believe how stupid April as well as the other
houseguests are and believe that the manipulation of
Eric is rampant. Oh we shall see about that.
At the Kitchen table, Eric and Maggie converse and
Michael stands 5 feet away staring at them. This bothers
Eric who tells Michael that he cant intimidate him, and
Michael continues to stand there silent. As the
situation escalates, Maggie steps in and defuses both
In preparation for the Veto competition Michael talks to
Kaysar, his secret partner, about being his veto
partner. Kaysar is reluctant feeling that Michael is a
lost cause and that he does not want to risk putting a
target on his back. Once again, everyone has targets on
their back, and Kaysar was nominated Week 1 so why does
he think the target disappeared?
The Houseguests are getting restless over not being able
to use the gym. Then Ivette makes a discovery. She sees
a poster on the fridge that says, Its time to get in
shape. Everyone rushes around the house and seeks clues
and eventually Michael notices there is now a clock on
the wall in the gym. While Michaels elevator did not go
all the way to the top, Sarahs did and she realized the
time on the clock, 5:34, was the combination. Thanks to
Sarah, now Beau can get all in shape and buff.
The exuberance over the gym is short lived. Michael is
angry that he has been transformed into a sexual
predator by Eric and the girls. Meanwhile, Eric is in
his HoH room further putting down Michael, verifying
with April and Beau that Michaels actions construed
Up at the chess table, Kaysar points out to Michael that
he is doing nothing to help calm down the lynching mob.
Unfortunately, Michael doesnt get the message and later
outside on the lawn couch spouts to Jennifer and Maggie
that he must be a pervert. Janelle and Kaysar try to
pipe him down but Michael is on a roll. He proceeds to
ask Jennifer if he molested her and Jennifer keeps
walking around the yard carrying her weight without
giving the slightest response. Of course all of this
information gets back to Cappy, and without further ado,
we are almost ready for a Big Brother meltdown!
Michael and Janelle are in the Gold room and Michael
decides to say something mean about Cappy, joking about
asking Eric how his grandparents died. Little did
Michael know that Rachel was listening through the door
and proceeded to pass the info to Eric. (God, this is so
high school!). Eric steams up with ferocity and gives
the classic line about how you can mess with him but you
dont mess with his family. However thats not all. As
Ivette trots through the house, Michael proceeds to burp
(or should I say belch
it was that loud) in her face.
With a kind nod, he tells Ivette that it was Just for
her and Ivette, disgusted, responds that she hopes his
mother is proud. Michael repeats this back and BOOM,
Ivette is in the yard ready to go Latin on his arse.
Mind you she has to go re-enact the situation for all of
the other schoolchildren at the Jacuzzi first.
Ivette is convinced that Michael is treating her poorly
because he wants her and she isnt giving him the time
of day. By the end of the re-enactment, Ivette ahs
upgraded from going Latin to going Cuban. Once
again, a warning, the Shitake mushrooms are about to hit
In one last ditch effort, Kaysar is attempting to play
the role of pacifier, but Michael is having none of it.
Back in the yard, the whining continues as Cappy whines
about Michael having made statements about his family.
When Kaysar comes outside the situation escalates, as
apparently Ivette and Eric both think Kaysar is Michael.
No, really, they attack him as if he is responsible,
preventing Kaysar from getting a word in edgewise. As
Ivette tries to calm down her Latin temper, Kaysar asks
simple question only to be attacked even more.
Eventually, Michael enters the yard behind Kaysars back
and as Kaysar says that he is about to walk away from
the conversation, Cappy suggests that it would be a good
idea because he might not want to be a part of what is
about to happen.
(Please feel free to insert expletives where
appropriate. Dont worry, you cant overdo it.)
Cappy asks Michael if he has a problem, and Michael
calls Cappy a midget. With a single short joke, Eric
rises out of his chair and the houseguests do their best
to separate the combatants. Within a few moment, Big
Brother commands Eric to the Diary room and Michael to
the Storage room.
After Michael and Eric are broken up, Kaysar and Ivette
continue their conversation. Ivette recalls their first
conversation in the gold room together where she told
him how she played the game and while Kaysar confirmed
his recollection of the conversation he asked Ivette to
shorten the story and basically get to the point. If
there is anything men should know by now its that a
woman, especially a Latin woman on a reality show, is
not happy when her speech is restricted. Ivette explodes
and tells Kaysar that he has no respect for women.
Kaysar gets angered and rises to his feet at which point
Big Brother decides to be pre-emptive and sends Ivette
to the gym and Kaysar to the hammock.
In a big meeting in the living room, the houseguests
quash their feuds and Cappy tells everyone that at no
point would he have ever resorted to physical violence.
(And after watching this episode, we know that Cappy has
a B.A. in BS) Michael also speaks up saying that he does
not like the gossipy nature of the house (Obviously,
Michael doesnt realize what show he signed up for).
Later, Kaysar apologized to Ivette to quell their mutual
anger and in another apology, possibly a strategic one,
Eric apologized to Michael. Understandably, Michael is
Eric selects James
Michael selects Howie
Janelle selects Rachel
And running the event is your hostess with the mostest,
Attached to a zip line each houseguest will have to grab
a funnel of water and push off of their starting
platform platform. They will then travel to the other
platform on the opposite end of the yard and dump their
water into a container containing a ping pong ball.
Going back and forth they need to make the ball float to
the top until they can grab the ball and place it in the
Veto container back at start. Fastest time wins.
In heat one, James beat Eric mostly due to the fact that
Eric took 3-4 trip to realize he could use the funnel
end to ensure the water goes into the holes in the top
of the container.
In heat two, both Michael and Howie did well, but
Michael edged out a win.
In heat three, Janelle pulled off an upsets beating
crowd favorite Rachel by a long shot.
Here are you final times:
With James winning a collective sigh of relief is let
out, but James says he is more concerned about Janelle
than Michael, so maybe, just maybe a veto might happen.
But why should I waste your time? Janelle tells James
that using the veto would upset certain people in the
house and that he should do what is in his heart.
Michael says same. James says No Veto. The veto
ceremony is adjourned and with that another veto is
wasted. Either Michael or Janelle is going home
Thursday, so until then, addicts can watch the live
feeds, and others can chat at the water cooler. Enjoy!