"Eviction Night: Howie
vs. James" - September 1
A couple of weeks (or maybe
it was a month) ago, there was a plan in order to
backdoor James out of the house. That said, it's only
last Tuesday where the plan finally came together. But
the numbers favor the Friendship over the Sovereign Two
(Howie and Janelle). Will the backdoor be held open?
It's now night 61 in la casa de CBS. Votes will be cast
live, and in another shocker, we have a second double
James is doing whatever
it takes to stay in the game, even if it means using
Friendship member Ivette. James is surprised not because
he's going on the block to await his fate, but that he's
replacing Janelle. "Smart for herself, but for the team,
dumb dumb dumb move. If Howie gets HOH, it's Maggie &
Ivette on the block."
James doesn't have a
chance against Howie. Ivette wanted to comfort the guy,
which doesn't please Maggie one bit. Ivette admits she
hates Howie. James admits he needs a liaison for the
Girl Scout Troop. "He tells me he can't trust anyone
else in this house," he says. She admits that he did
play the game dirty, but "he's good company." April says
that it's a waste of time reiterating the fact.
Meanwhile, Howie is
trying to nap, dammit, while James campaigns against
him. Fair enough. It just means that Howie is going to
campaign for himself. James really thinks that Ivette
and Beau will give him their votes. Dumbass. He also
thinks that he and Janelle can work out a deal that will
keep him in the house. Again, dumbass. But back to
James, telling Ivette that he and Janelle pinky-swore on
getting Howie out of the house. If you're taking score
at home, this is the 17th lie that James has told this
series. He knows that he needs three votes to stay in
Now to the living room.
Janelle loved hearing from Michael earlier this week.
Yay. Now.. More fan service from CBS.com. To lose
weight, Maggie has been losing weight by running. Ivette,
if she won HOH, wants to have a picture of her
girlfriend. Beau thinks that the worst roommate to have
permanently was Howie.... sorry, Janelle.
For now, the focus
shifts on April today. Let's talk to family and friends
about "the bottom line" and "the deal". First, Melanie &
Kelly (sorority sisters). I speak sorostitute, so I'll
translate: she was an intelligent girl who made everyone
feel at home. She doesn't know when to shut up. From
there, we go to husband Matt, who notes that old
standby, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." He
thought that Howie was a goofball, but now that he's
seen the dark side (the "Sith", if you will... after
all, this is Jedi Knight Howie we're talking about), he
hates him. "I'm big boned, but I'm not fat." (C-Note: I
use that one all the time.) And what does Pepperoni
(dog) have to say about this? "*whine*" That's what I
thought. Matt thinks that April is actually one of the
strongest players in the game, rather than one of the
weakest per Howie.
Going to the HOH room
with Pepperoni's mama... Was it strategy to play under
the radar? "It absolutely was. Not that I didn't make it
this far, but if I didn't, it was okay, because I have a
wonderful life outside of this." Maggie is April's new
partner, but she wants to keep it on the DL. "I feel
that I've stepped it up." About Ivette: "I know that
every day I see where her loyalty is. I believe it
stands with the Friendship, and I think it will stay
Tonight, let's go to the
Jury House to see what life is like for Jennifer and
Rachel. This season, it looks more like a wine country
than the tropics. Jennifer misses the house and all the
goings-on. "If Rachel shows up... God, she's so boring,
there's nothing to say about her." Sorry, babe...
Prepare to be bored. It's no secret that the two never
got on in the house, so for the two of them to be
together in sequester will be, to say the least,
interesting. The two toast to being jury members, right
before.. yep, it's the requisite footage of the last
week in the house.
Either James or Howie is
about to join Jen and Ray-Ray. Final thoughts from the
Howie: "Hurricane Howie has fizzled. I'm a waste of a
nomination, I'm a waste of an HOH around here. I lit
April up like a Christmas tree, and she did nothing but
win events through the month of August! At the same
time, guys... Five vetoes to zero vetoes!" And from
James: "I'd like to thank the houseguests for coming
after me week after week after week... Tank you for
making it easy for me to get those vetoes. I definitely
know that this was a strategic move. Nothing personal."
Now to vote.
Best James can hope for
is a tie at the moment...
It's official. Here's
Janelle to cap it.
What we call in the
business a sweep. By a unanimous vote, James has been
evicted from the house. How did he take going it alone?
"These houseguests are crazy. They kept making worse
mistakes than I did. I didn't know until today, but when
they come after you for seven evictions in a row, I know
it has to be strategy." Howie may have made the game
mistake when he broke up Sarah & James, because he
contends that he would have remained loyal. "When I went
over to that side, at that point, it's like, let's see
what we can do." He was sincere with Ivette as well.
Goodbye montage, as each houseguests pays proper
respect, which ends with Maggie finally revealing the
truth that we've known all along... that she was a lowly
ER nurse (C-Note: Yeah, this coming from a lab tech).
HOH Competition: Playing
Each houseguest must
roll a bowling ball down a narrow beam. The farther it
goes, the more points its worth, unless it falls into
the trench marked 0. At the end of the beam is a hoop
marked 10. You want to get that hoop. You get two
tries. Most points wins.
Maggie drops balls into
2 and 5. Total: 7
Beau rolls 5 and 6. Total: 11. He's now in the lead.
Ivette rolls 5 and 4. Total: 9
Janelle rolls 6 and 2. Total: 8
Howie rolls BOTH balls into 6. Total: 12, making him the
new HOH, the first "repeat offender".
Wait! More fan
service... Howie's looking in a relationship for... "one
of the houseguests". Call up Ashlea. I hear she's
single. Also, if he won a million, Beau would give to
family, charity, and a vacation. April wishes that she
brought her Pepperoni. It's official. She loves her dog
more than her husband. Oh dear God.
Without revealing names,
Howie "kinda" has an idea about who he is going to
nominate. "You got another double eviction week, Julie?"
In a word... Yup. With
that, he can only say... "I love you, Ivette. Bo-Bo, I
love you." So we have our two nominees. Barring veto,
the final team will be split on Saturday. Can either one
save the other from eviction?
As we leave, our
thoughts are with the millions of lives affected by
Hurricane Katrina. If you wish to help, go to CBS.com or
redcross.org for more information. Thanks... and we'll
see you Saturday.