"Eviction Night: Howie
vs. Rachel" - August 25
Last time, Howie & Rachel,
one of the two sole teams remaining in the game, were on
the block, fighting for survival, but because James had
to go an win himself another Veto competition. So now
Howie & Rachel, one of the two sole teams remaining in
the game, are still on the block, fighting for survival.
It's now Day 54 in the house and the Friendship are
holding all the cards. For the moment, at least. Tonight
is the first time that the houseguests will cast their
votes to evict live.
Rachel didn't expect
James to use the Veto, but she says that whoever is left
behind will be on a search-and-destroy mission. Howie
calls said mission personal, to break up the last
survivng couple. "Should've thought a ilittle better
about this one!"
Howie is thinking that
he's the one that's going to be evicted because of his
big mouth. Rachel wants Howie to see him succeed more
than anyone, even herself. Rachel notes that if they
want to be strategic, they can vote her out.
Meanwhile, Howie shows
how pale his ass is. that prompts Beau to ask him to
streak through the backyard. He says that he'll do it...
IF they vote Rachel out, even going so far as to make
them swear on the Bible. I bet you'd never think about
streaking and the Bible in the same context before...
Maggie says she won't do it. "Because I'm a lying sack
of garbage around here!" mocks Howie. Ivette won't do
it, either, so he's not going to do it.
Maggie is quick to note
that Howie said that she's going to be the deciding
vote. "The only way I'd be the deciding vote is that if
you knew how James was going to vote." Maggie also
wonders why the focus has switched to splitting pairs
from taking out the biggest threat.
With that, the James
Rhine Threat Level has risen to orange.
believes that if she took James with him to the end, the
Friendship would vote to give her the money. "But I
don't think James would bring me to the end."
Talking with the
houseguests, April feels like a piece of her is missing.
Maggie notices the kitchen table has shrunk as a
milestone. Now the fan service... If Ivette was casting
a BB6 movie, she'd cast Julia Demato to play herself,
"something like the Sopranos" (C-Note: Jamie-Lynn
DiScala is from "The Sopranos". Julia Demato of season 2
of American Idol... IS a soprano). If Janelle could
leave the BB House for a day, she'd visit family and
friends in Minnesota.
In the HOH Room, Beau
admits that Howie & Rachel's nominations are purely
strategic, and that Janelle and him have made amends.
Beau & Ivette hope to be themselves and make friends
with everyone. Where does James stand? "On a good note,
he's in our group on a positive side. He's still
Can he? Howie calls him
the most dominating player in history. Howie would put
his money on him, having won more vetoes than anyone in
victory. "I can only guarantee victory through winning
vetoes, and then creating internal strife," James said.
He plays both the Sovereign and the Girl Scout Troop.
"It's my job to continue the hate." He talks with the
GST about nominations, the group not realizing that the
moment he wins HOH, it's Maggie & April on the block.
James tells Janelle that
they could make it to the end. Does he believe that?
Surprisingly? Yes. If he can send all of the GST to the
Sequester House, then they'd have to choose between him
and Janelle, instead of him and one of their own. A plan
of sheer brilliance, but the finale is still more than a
Are Howie & Rachel more
than just friends? Let's go to the Gordon parents' house
first. Mom and Dad Arleen and Louis pretty much peg him
dead on. Meanwhile, Rachel's parents, Bob & Ruth, think
Rachel is more serious, while Howie is the party person.
Mike (Howie's friend) dated Rachel for a bit, and they
maintained a close friendship with that. "I think
Howie's feelings for Rachel have been evolving in the
house." From Ashley (Howie's sister), we learn that a)
he has a lot of respect for women, and b) like my
compadres Gordon & Jason (and my maternal
great-grandmother), Howie is one of God's chosen people
(footage of Howie's bar mitzvah is shown). After that,
footage of Howie lusting over every carriage for breasts
in the house is shown. "Rachel's probably attracted to
that," Rachel's mom says. Howie's mommy thinks that
Janelle is most of her type.
After that piece, I'm
convinced that if Howie & Rachel ever got together, it
would be the end of the series.
It is the end of the
series for one of them, though. Final words from Rachel:
"I'd like to say that this has been an amazing summer.
Thank you to my friends and family for all their
support. To my houseguests, without you, my eviction
would not be possible, so... I am honestly glad to have
met all of you. Howie, you are the greatest. Thank you
for everything.' Howie: "Thanks to my family and
friends. To my houseguests for putting up with me.
Rachel made a big commitment to hang out with me. At the
same time, if I walk out of here, I'm happy. Don't feel
bad for me, because I get to hang out with Jenny in the
Now to vote.
Janelle, giggly about a snowstorm down under: RACHEL
It is official, but
let's see how the rest of the house voted...
By a unanimous vote,
Rachel has been evicted from the Big Brother House. What
happened? "I truly believe that I'm sitting here because
Howie nominated James and Sarah. It just changed the
whole game. The game changes on a dime. I don't know how
to explain his behavior. I think if they looked
strategically, they would've taken me out. They did the
right thing." About Howie... "We've definitely grown a
lot closer. He's been a lot of fun to live with." We get
the goodbye montage, a kissy face from Howie, respect
from Rachel & Maggie, another kissy face from Beau, and
yammering about poor sportsmanship from Ivette. "Ivette
seems to have some issues."
Before we get to HOH,
though, who would you like to see get a phone call from
home? It's America's Choice, so get your text messaging
fingers ready. Text 1 for Beau, 2 for James, 3 for
April, 4 for Janelle, 5 for Ivette, 6 for Maggie, or 7
for Howie to CBSTV (22788) or go to CBS.com to vote.
Standard text messaging rates apply, yada yada. But
now... the power is up for grabs...
HOH Competition: High
Every answer to all of
Julie's questions will be either higher or lower than
the number stated. If it's higher, step up. If it's
lower, step down. Correct answers stay in the game,
wrong answers are eliminated. Last person standing is
the new HOH.
1) Of the 14
houseguests, how many are taller than six feet? Higher
or lower than 3? Correct: higher. Maggie, Howie, and
Ivette are eliminated.
2) Of the current
houseguests, how many have never won HOH? Higher or
lower than 4? Correct: lower. All are right.
3) How many veto
competitions have been played so far this season? Higher
or lower than 9? Correct: lower. All are right again.
4) How many nights have
you spent in the Big Brother House? Higher or lower than
50? Correct: higher. James is eliminated.
5) How many houseguests
have went from HOH to being evicted? Higher or lower
than 4? Correct: lower. Both right.
TPIR rules apply: In the Veto Competition Goal For It,
how many hockey pucks were in the red bin? April
scribbles 100. Janelle has 85. Correct: 155. April is
the new HOH.
How will she use her new
power? Find out Tuesday. Meanwhile on Saturday, instead
of watching seven houseguests on the field, you watch 22
players and the tackle football. Enjoy.