Oh, Big Brother where art
thou? You come every summer and give us a special twist.
From the X Factor to Project DNA, you surely cant be
missed. However, this season you cast a bunch of idiots,
enough to make me cry. So now I watch this season, and I
wish theyd all just die.
I apologize for the pathetic display of poetry above,
but I needed to make sure that everyone reading this
recap feels the same amount of pain that viewers did
watching this last episode.
Tuesday kicked off with the aftermath of James and Sarah
being nominated and surely it wasnt pretty. James was
shocked and appalled that he and Sarah were nominated
because he was sure for the first time that he was safe
Rule #1: The only thing you can be sure of in the Big
Brother house is that you are NEVER safe.
In order to figure out what was going on, James and
Sarah spoke with Howie in the HoH room and found out
that Howie was quite mad. Howie told them that they
totally destroyed his game plan and security in the
house and for that reason he had to nominate them. He
heard from everyone else that James had sworn on the
Bible that he was going to gun for him and Rachel, and
he didnt wanted to be aligned with anyone who was
James summarily denied having ever sworn on the bible
(Liar!) and tried to convince Howie that he never gave
Howie and Rachel away. Rabble rabble rabble, more
bickering and we get nowhere.
Back in the Gold Room, Sarah asks James whether he
really did swear on the bible and James doesnt answer
(i.e. Yes) Sarah is disappointed that he swore but they
prepare to move forward and win veto.
Back in the HoH room much of the friendship has joined
Howie, Rachel and Janelle and everyone seems happy with
the nominations. Rachel points out that for the first
time in this game the entire house seems to be united
toward one common goal. Who really cares?
Sarah doesnt. She goes out into the backyard and
notices that Big Brother has set up a Mexican Fiesta.
She runs back to tell James who then joins her as they
share a private party, deciding to keep it secret from
the rest of the house.
While they are enjoying their frozen drinks, Jennifer
finds her way downstairs and spots the action. She
investigates and sees that James and Sarah are partying
and that there are piñatas for each of the houseguests
to decorate. While Sarah tells Jen not to tell the rest
of the houseguests, Jen knows that if she doesnt tell
the rest of the houseguests what going on that it will
look bad on her. Thus she grabs her piñata and carries
it upstairs where the rest of the houseguests spot her
on the spy screen and go running for the party.
At the party, everyone decorates his or her piñata and
Beau is happy because BB made a little brown piñata just
for him. James makes his piñata with a veto and a halo,
not to mention two big middle fingers. Janelle makes her
piñata glamorous just like her. This brings us to rule
Rule #2 NEVER invest time in a piñata or any other
arts and craft project on a reality show. It will be
And this brings us to our Veto Competition, Alotta
Time to pick teams.
Howie selects Rachel
Sarah selects Jennifer
James selects Ivette
First off, Kudos to Sarah and James for picking weak
competition as partners. Its just about the only
strategic maneuver that is pulled off all night.
The six competing houseguests all have their piñatas
hanging up. Each houseguest will be given 10 pieces of
candy that they must deposit into at least 2 of the
piñatas. The houseguest closest to 20 pieces of candy
wins with exceeding 20 earning a disqualification.
Now folks we have seen this all before. All that
Jennifer, Ivette, Howie and Rachel have to do is put on
candy in their own piñata and 9 in James to insure that
James does not win Veto. Everyone should gun for James
and he will not win. I repeat, EVERYONE SHOULD GUN FOR
As you can guess, this did not happen. Only Ivette gave
James 9 candies while no one else gave him more than 5.
This resulted in a sad moment in Big Brother history.
With this veto competition Big Brother basically handed
the houseguests James head on a silver platter.
However, the houseguests discarded it and James won Veto
with 18 candies, 2 ahead of Howie with 16. I feel
compelled to reveal a third rule.
Rule #3: You CANNOT underestimate the intelligence of
a Big Brother houseguest.
Now the rest of the house is forced to move on to plan
B. They know James is going to veto himself. Now they
have to agree upon a replacement. April volunteers
herself confident that everyone in the house is aiming
for the same objective and will oust Sarah. RULE #4!
Rule #4: Never allow yourself to be nominated and
further never allow yourself to be on the block. We saw
what happened when Marcellas didnt veto himself. There
is NO SUCH THING as a pawn in Big Brother.
Now a quick break for some tye-dying action. The
houseguests are shown clips of Michael, Eric and Kaysar
saying why they should be brought back into the BB6
house. Then the houseguests are challenged to create tye-dyed
campaign t-shirt to show who they want back in the
house. No big surprises he except that James wants no
one back (he just wants Sarah) and Janelle wants Michael
back (a little booty rather than a strategic partner.
Back to the game. With it agreed that April would play
the role of pawn, April beings to get nervous. She
later tells Ivette that she thinks that Ivette would be
better to be nominated against Sarah because she doesnt
want to hear James talk smack about her for the rest of
the week. Apparently April read rule #4 a little bit
late. Ivette is incensed. How dare April choose to back
out of her agreement? Why is she picking on her? Well
lets find out. 1
Later in the evening, Ivette is sitting in the back yard
playing a friendly game of chess
with James. April and
Maggie are sitting on the hammock wondering how Ivette
could possibly be civil with someone who has treated the
house so poorly. Maggie warns, you play with fire and
youre gonna get burned.
Later back in the HoH room all of the houseguests sans
James Sarah and Ivette are discussing the weakness of
Sarah in this game. Apparently they believe all she is
is another vote for James and what does that matter?
What does that Matter?! Rule #5!
Rule #5: Big Brother is a game of votes. Votes are
all that matters. Even if someone hates you or you hate
them, as long as they vote your way, they are valuable.
After some conversation they decide that Ivette may be
more of a danger than Sarah and maybe they should
consider getting rid of her this week. She is a loose
cannon and will likely become a liability. Too bad April
already agreed to sit on the block as a pawn. Wait, what
is this? April is lobbying and agreeing that Ivette
should go up instead of her. Wow, what a shock.
At the veto ceremony, never mind Ill save you Sarahs
sobbing. Sarah loves James but James loves himself.
James vetoes himself and Howie blubber through his
emergency nomination. HE puts up
apparently has read the rules and knows that being on
the block means that she is not safe (Actually, maybe
she needs to re-read Rule #1.) Regardless, on Thursday,
either Ivette or Sarah will leave the Big Brother house
and someone else will move back in. stay tuned to see
what stupidity happens next.