Heres your update: Rachels gone, James and Janelle
screwed up and now April is head of household. Yes, its
depressing I know. Whats more depressing? April stating
that when she won she felt like Miss America. It
reminded me that Miss America is leaving Atlantic City.
Tear... Thus far this season we have had no repeat HoH
winners. That means either the games have been too
pointless or the houseguests really arent that special.
Yes, you may choose both options.
Now for a vocal outburst, sitting around the table,
Janelle points out that in a way, Maggie has won HoH
twice because she did call the shots when Howie was HoH.
Maggie uses this moment to realize that maybe Janelle
sees Maggie as a huge threat. Please refer to that
comment above about the houseguests not being that
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Moving on. It has dawned on April and Maggie that as
there are only 7 houseguests left that this is the
houses last opportunity to back door James. They run to
the Gold room to discuss the situation with Howie and
Janelle and seeing as they are both in self preservation
mode they sign up for the plan.
Ok everybody, lets go see Aprils HoH room! Pictures,
blah blah, music, blah blah and Howie owning up to
kissing Aprils bottom now that she is in power. There,
you have a full recap.
Ivette is afraid of Janelle and tells April and Beau
that she need to go before they worry about James. April
quashes that and reminds Ivette that there is only on
friendship and that the friendship comes first. Ok
children, can you say click? Now can you say cult? In
reality this is how reality TV works. Alliances are a
nice word for kill everyone else. Its a good strategy
whether you like it or not.
Bring on the nominations. This weeks supposed pawns are
Janelle and Howie! Janelle says that she has a sick
feeling in her stomach about this, but we must move
forward. (This episode moves pretty quickly as it has to
cover a nomination and a veto.)
In side conversation, April tries to get and assurance
from Ivette that she will use the veto should she win it
and Ivette gives a sheepish yes. Later, while talking to
Maggie, Ivette continues to campaign for James and is
warned by Maggie that an act to help James would be seen
as an act against The Friendship. (Anyone notice how The
Friendship is becoming Mafia-esque?)
April chooses Maggie
Janelle chooses Ivette (now thats bass ackwards)
Howie chooses Beau
Mud Trough Veto!
Each houseguest has their individual mud trough and must
search four keys to unlock their 4 vetoes at the end of
the trough, one of which is silver. Why silver? The
first person to unlock their silver veto will get the
combination to the second safe. Very interesting.
The digging begins and April falls behind quick scoring
her first veto after almost everyone else has at least
one or two. Except for Janelle that is. So, with Janelle
in last place Janelle finally gets on the board
THE SILVER VETO! Ivette tries to avoid the mess and does
somewhat well, but in the end, believe it or not, April
comes from behind to win. Thats 2 competitions in a row
for weak little April.
Shall we go for 3? Its time to see if April can win
Americas choice. I smell a loss coming. The phone is
ringing with a product placed BB6 ringtone and everyone
gather in the room to see who has won the phone call
from a loved one. Ivette is begging to hear from her
mother. Ring, ring
Hello? Hi is Janelle there? JANELLE
WINS! Janelle won the call from Michael. You remember
Michael, the supposed sexual harasser. However you can
get him out of the house I guess. Janelle and Michael
have a pleasant light hearted conversation and Ivette
runs to the HoH room for a good cry.
April has a few comments:
1. She questions the character of anyone that would give
Janelle a call from Michael rather than give the call to
a mother/daughter or married couple relationship.
2. It is not possible that America could have voted this
way, she doesnt believe it.
3. The fact that Janelle chose to get a phone call from
someone she only knew for 2 weeks over a family member
says something about her character.
All of these are feasible accusations. Id be interested
to speak with April about how she feels the show was
edited after she gets out. Im getting the feeling that
there may truly be some twisted portrayals of people on
both sides here.
Now Janelle is at risk of not being vetoed because
people are sick of her winning prizes. What happened to
playing this game by methods of strategy? Dont worry,
nothing is in stone until after the veto ceremony and
even then votes can change on a dime. That is something
I am sure James is relying on.
After all, when April holds to her word (which she
does), and does so by removing Janelle from the chopping
block (Ivette is steamed); James has to know that he is
in trouble. Thus, as this week ends, the nominations
stand with James and Howie on the chopping block, James
will need some kind of miracle to keep himself in this
house. Can James pull off the nearly impossible? Tune
into Thursdays eviction to find out. We close this
recap with hopes that the game will become interesting
again as The Friendship will soon have to turn on each