"Underdogs on Top" -
James and Maggie are on the block and wow do they feel
it. Maggie is pissed and never had any clue that being
nominated felt like this. (I wonder if it feels like
James is pissed too. He wants Kaysars head on a platter
because Kaysar promised him that he was safe this week.
Well, nomination isnt exactly the epitome of safe,
especially considering the history of pawns in this
Otherwise the house is in its usual state of gossip and
conversation. James is telling Eric that the only reason
that he and Maggie were nominated is because Kaysar
could not nominate Eric, due to the prior agreement.
Last week, Kaysar agreed that he would not nominate Eric
if Eric gave him a pass and didnt nominate him during
his reign as HoH.
Eric is aggravated, but nothing seems to have set in as
well as it will in the rest of the ongoing hour.
Janelle and Sarah are lying in the gold room having a
conversation and Janelle drops the standard bomb asking
if Sarah and James know each other. Sarah makes a
sheepish denial and the conversation continues as they
talk about meaningless blather. I guess that when you
dont have TV there isnt much to talk about.
Regardless, lets move on to the house itself as more
secrets have been revealed. The coasters in the middle
of the living room table have been replaced with square
multi colored coasters. At first, Eric is disappointed
because they can no longer play their usual game of
coaster toss (tossing the Frisbee coasters into the
center pit of the table). Then Eric along with some of
the other houseguests notice that the new coasters
resemble the squares on the wall of the multicolored
bedroom. Reading the numbers and directions on the back
the houseguests find a loose panel that reveals a
blacklight and another clue telling them to use the
light to seek out their next message. Jennifer, who
apparently has some experience with fluids detectable
under a blacklight notices that there is writing above
the fish tank. (Wonder if she was ever on Room Raiders?)
The new clue tells the houseguests that the first number
on the right safe is the number of seas that are in
plain sight. Knowing that there is a map on the wall of
the gold room the houseguests ran in and counted the
number of seas coming to many different numbers, with
many finally settling on the number of 4. In a moment of
sheer stupidity, the seas are counted by Big Brother
showing that there are 17 Seas. Fortunately, seeing that
this is the first piece of the combination hopefully
someone will realize the mistake in time.
Back in the HoH room, Eric has promised Kaysar that he
will honor Kaysars nominations. This pisses off Maggie
even further who has now lost an ally in her fight to
seek the veto. She does admit however that she would not
want Eric ever to have to go against his word.
James told Kaysar that he respected his decisions
because this is truly all a game. He then warned Kaysar
that he had full plans of winning the veto and after
winning it Kaysar should toughen up and avoid Ivette to
attack the big fish, Eric. Both feel that Eric is the
dirtiest player in this game, so all things considered
anything could happen.
Sarah, who was worried that Kaysar and Janelle were on
to the relationship between her and James, decided that
it was time for them to come clean in order to earn some
trust. As a result she came clean to Janelle, and James
came clean to Kaysar. This opened up the path for havoc.
Kaysar takes advantage of this newfound trust to forge a
new alliance pulling himself, Janelle, Howie, Rachel,
James and Sarah together. He realizes that by doing
this, if James is Vetoed and replaced by Eric that their
alliance would have the votes to take over the house. He
calls in all of the members one by one and calls them
out on their pairings in what may be one of the greatest
Big Brother coups ever. Rachel is shocked that Kaysar
called her and Howie out on the carpet, but is game.
Likewise, everyone else falls into place so the veto
competition is the only piece that remains.
As a recap, James and Sarah are dating while Howie and
Rachel are best friends. Janelle was shocked that Sarah
and James were dating (maybe shes not as smart as the
editing is trying to make her).
Maggie wants to talk. She corners Kaysar in the HoH room
and tells him that she was personally hurt and that she
does not believe that his true intention was to put her
up as a pawn to remove James. (Finally, some logic and
intuition!) After a lengthy, pointless discussion,
Maggie learned nothing and it is time for the Veto
Kaysar picks first and selects Howie
Maggie then picks Ivette
and then James picks Janelle.
BOOM! The Latin time bomb explodes. How dare James pick
Janelle! Everybody hates Janelle! Who does he think he
is?! Ivette is livid. Ivette wants to beat James up.
and the BB6 Line of the year: Ivette was more shocked
than when her mother found out that she liked girls.
James is pleased. He wants to take down the house with
the people that they hate the most and he think Janelle
is the perfect choice.
Knight Moves is the veto competition. Each houseguest
will play on the chess board selecting a position and
then removing the tile they step on leaving a red space.
From that point on, on their turn they must move in 30
seconds the way a knight does (in an L shape of 2
spaces straight and 1 to the side or vice versa). If a
houseguest can not make a move they are eliminated and
the last player in the game wins.
Ivette moved first and placed herself near the corner.
Kiss of Death. James Kaysar and Janelle in their first
moves nearly froze out Ivette and 2 rounds later, Ivette
was gone. Maggie who is pumped being the Chess Champion
of her city is game to win, but once she realizes that
everyone is out to get her the same way they attacked
Ivette, Maggie lost it and lost out. This was ugly.
Beautiful, but ugly. Maggies breathing changed and just
like that the power shift is almost complete. The rest
of the players played the game out in a kind fashion
eventually passing the victory to James. Eric noticed
that Kaysar threw the game and everyone not in the new
alliance now dubbed by Eric as the Evil Empire, was
sick to their stomachs. In Ivettes words, James gets
that Veto and all hell breaks loose.
Post competition, Maggie has a conversation with Kaysar
where Kaysar admits that he is not naive and that he
knows what is going on (Duh, really?). He tells Maggie
that his goal is to flip this house upside down and he
has succeeded. Even after this conversation, Maggie
seems naïve of the master plan.
Eric comes out later and asks Kaysar if he can look him
straight in the eye and tell him that eh did not tank
the Veto competition. He cant. After that he asks
straight up if he plans to nominate him. He says that
Eric is his pick. Begin the firestorm.
Eric says that he is not upset and claims that he has
played this game honestly. James attacks him and says
that Eric used him and Eric admits to that. With that
everyone is in agreement and it is time for the Veto
ceremony. James removes himself and Kaysar puts Eric on
the block as planned.
Ivette is now more livid and pissed than ever before
(notice how everyone is pissed this episode
). She is
emotionally broken as Eric was he rock in this game and
she realizes that he may now be gone. Worse yet, Maggie
is not sure that she would be able to continue in the
game without Eric. This sets up a lot of speculative
scenarios. Will the Eviction go as planned removing Eric
or will James play both sides against each other
securing his title as the biggest flip-flopper in BB
history? Will Maggie quit before anyone gets a chance to
vote? Will Ivette beat the crap out of Kaysar? To find
out, check out Big Brother Thursday.