"Chocolate, Cigarettes, and
Other Human Vices" - August 6
If you remember two weeks
ago, Kaysar was bragging about how he was the best
strategist ever in Big Brother history. Well, we start
off this weeks episode talking about Kaysar's eviction
from the game. Oops. Part of the problem was that, as I
explained 2 weeks ago, he strategized incredibly poorly.
The other problem was that the one person that he didn't
want to see win HOH - Maggie - did just that.
Maggie wanted to get rid of a strong threat. Howie and
his group sang a song to Kaysar, and said that they
loved him, regardless. Jennifer said that the vote
deserved to be closer than 7-1, but he had to go. James
is not happy that he lost a strong ally in the game. As
Kaysar's picture fades to black and white, Janelle says
how wonderful he was.
Fast forward to the Head of Household competition. He
jumped on it and Rachel said that it would be nice for
him to win it. Howie does embrace it, adding that he's
glad he did something in he house. James says that if
everyone keeps their word, that he will be safe in the
house for a week, while Maggie, who notes that she's
friends with Howie, has no clue who he's going to
The groups discuss the HOH challenge, and note that
Rachel eliminated April before Sarah. They note that
Ivette eliminated James as well, and Ivette notes that
James betrayed Eric, hence she wants to eliminate James.
We also find out that one of the house guests will be
returning. They find out that the viewers will be
deciding who leaves. Maggie would love her ex-partner
Eric to come back, while Janelle, who knows there will
be problems if Eric returns, wants it to be Michael or
Kaysar. Howie notes that a returning Eric would reunite
them and Maggie, and that they want to eliminate Maggie.
Meanwhile, Howie notes that Ivette told him about James
wanting to put up Howie and Rachel should
We get to see Howie's HOH room, which is overflowing
with twinkees, Cupcakes, Cherry Coke and other junk
food. He also gets a black Speedo, which gets the girls
screaming. They scream even more when they see pictures
of him scantily dressed during his stripping days. Beau
notes Howie wearing tank top and a fanny pack with his
photo with dad and he smirks. Howie wanted a light saber
- and didn't get it. Awwww.
Janelle, Howie and Rachel talk strategy. The plan is to
eliminate James, who is enemy number one, but should
they fail, they need to put up Maggie. What they are
terrified about is the chance that James wins veto,
Should he do that, then he'll still be around and it
could be everyone against Janelle, Howie and Rachel -
especially if Eric comes back.
April and Jennifer come in and Howie talks to them about
trust. They talk about who not to trust, and they both
say James and Sarah, adding that he is playing all of
the angles. The women all call him a son of a bitch and
they want him gone. Beau and Ivette come in - and they
start bitching about James. They all say that if he puts
up James and Sarah this week, then whoever doesn't go
this week will leave next week. With that, coming in
is...James and Sarah. Howie tells James and Sarah what
Beau and Ivette says and James didn't know what to say.
With that, Rachel is very concerned about the return of
Eric, but sh also knows that if James is still in the
house when Eric returns, then they go after James - and
Howie and Rachel, assuming that Maggie doesn't get put
on the block, are off the block. Hmmmm...
Maggie then comes in and talks to Howie, explaining that
she doesn't have a partner. They both decide that if
Sarah and James goes up and if Eric returns, then Maggie
and Eric won't target him and will go after Sarah and
April says that she can wag her tail bone when she's
happy, but reiterates that she doesn't have a tail. Too.
Much. Information. April tells Beau that her tailbone is
crooked and she wants Beau to touch it. He won't do it.
Ivette will, and she screams. Ivette feels April's bone
(WHA??!!?) and now calls her 'the lemon'. Uhhh...ok.
At night, Rachel tells Howie that if he gets rid of a
member of 'The Friendship' (Maggie's group) and if
Michael or Kaysar comes back, then they have a huge
alliance. Instead, Howie tells Rachel that he and
Janelle promised everyone that James and Sarah would go
up. Oops. 'Some people need to learn how to shut up and
listen and not spill a plan' says a very pissed off
Rachel, who now wishes that she didn't throw the HOH
competition to Howie. They curse each other out as they
retire for the evening.
We get to see a promo of Michael, Eric and Kaysar
pleading to go back in the house. Don't forget to vote
on cbs.com. Polls close Wednesday at 12 pm pacific.
Michael, Eric and Kaysar will get to eat all the food
that they want. Not everyone will get that opportunity
as we get to this week's food challenge. The Blue Team
(Beau, Ivette, April, Janelle and Maggie) and the Red
Team (Rachel, James, Jennifer, Howie and Sarah) will
each get their own conveyor belt. Food will be coming
out of the belt. They have to eat it. What they don't
eat will land in a bucket at the end of the belt. The
team that has the least amount of food in the bucket
after 5 minutes will eat whatever they want. The other
team gets nothing but PB and J for the week.
First up - Hershey Kisses. That's not too bad. We get
snowcaps and cookies (which isn't too bad), but then we
progress to individual pies and egg nog. The Red Team's
strategy is to avoid the light things and eat the heavy
things. Also helping them - the Blue Team's Maggie, who
can't eat anything dairy, and Janelle, who claims that
she actually wasn't eating the food, but was smearing
her face into it instead. That's not going to help the
Blue Team when the wedding cakes start rolling in. As
for the results? Blue Team - 35 5.5 pounds. Red Team -
35.15 pounds. Janelle has the free pass. What does she
want to do with it? This week - she's keeping it for
April came into the house not smoking at all. This
quickly changes, as she winds up going through a half a
pack a day, as chronicled by Ivette. April claims that
she has never bought a carton, but Big Brother shows us
that she actually imported 4 cartons into the house.
Ivette notes that Big Brother will not give any more
cigarettes, and we see this as April begs Big Brother
Maggie and April come into Rachel and Howie's room, and
Maggie admits that James was the target, but he won the
Veto. Rachel says that the deal would be that Sarah and
James would be the targets for the next 2 weeks, and
that she, Eric, April and Jennifer would all honor it.
They seem to agree, and Maggie says that if she wins HOH,
she would honor it, but she doesn't know what anyone
else would do. Hmmm...
So who will Howie nominate? April hopes it's not her.
Rachel trusts Howie. Maggie doesn't think she's safe,
and she says that if you ever are comfortable, then you
aren't paying attention. Howie is paying attention, and
he is concerned. Ivette says that she is a big target,
while James thinks it's going to be a nice, relaxing
week. Howie says that with great power comes great
responsibility, and he says he has to do the best thing
With that, everyone has gathered around the table. Howie
says that he plays for strategy, and with that, we pull
some keys. The first one pulled is...Janelle. We
continue the safe list with Rachel, then Beau, Ivette,
Jennifer, April and...Maggie. That leaves a smiling
Sarah and a shocked James. James is dangerous, while
Sarah works together for him, adding that it's a
disaster for him if they stay coupled.
Howie says that he has no regrets. Sarah says that she
doesn't have a friend in the house. James says that this
had to have been in the works. Maggie is thankful that
she's safe, and she knows that one of them is going
home. James says that his rage will be legendary.
Is this the right move for Howie and Rachel? The problem
is that it depends on who walks in the door next week.
If it's Eric, then they made a brilliant move because
now they will be in the dominant alliance with Janelle,
Maggie, Eric, April and Jennifer, while being able to
pick off Sarah, Beau and Ivette for the next 3 weeks
afterwards. If Michael or Kaysar show up and if James
somehow survives, then it's disaster because it will
then be Howie, Rachel and Janelle targeted by the two
guys, with the rest of the house waiting to pick off who
survives that turf war. Join us on Tuesday to see who
gets the all-important Power of Veto and what this means
for the rest of the house.