"A Blast From the Past" -
Before we start this Big
Brother episode, let me point one thing out. You may all
hate the Friendship. You may all love the sovereigns.
The fact is that the Friendship are playing a much
better game and they were able to use their smarts and
the Sovereigns idiocy to grab almost complete control of
the game. It would be a real shame if the final 2 were
Howie and Janelle, because they both have been
outplayed. I say almost, because Howie, the last male
sovereign, is the HOH.
This episode! The Power of Veto! The LIVE Eviction!
(C-Note: If you're using the Rock Star INXS definition
of "live") The Head of Household competition! A week of
action in an hour! Couldn't we have this every episode
from now on? Guess not.
We start with James FINALLY leaving the house 4-0. Howie
wins the HOH, and he nominates Beau and Ivette. April
thinks that she's everyone's hero, while Beau says what
everyone knows - if James didn't leave now, then due to
his athleticism, you can just make a place for him in
the final 2. Ivette says that she was happy that James
and they are still friends, and Howie wants James to
make a Pina Colada for him. Ivette wanted a sympathy
vote for James, but she wasn't going to get one and she
wasn't happy about it. The sovereigns did the right
thing though - two sympathy votes could have tied the
voting and given James another way to stick around.
Flashback to Howie winning the HOH, as he butchers - but
wins - the bowling competition. "The PBA isn't going to
be calling anytime soon, but I got the job done." April,
however, is not happy, because she knows that someone
from the Friendship is leaving. An upset Ivette, Who has
her own bowling ball, is furious, because she knows that
it's going to cost her or Beau. Howie hopes that he can
make the right decision this week, but this one is so
simple that not even he can screw it up. He doesn't, as
he nominates the two people Who are the last couple -
Beau and Ivette.
Meanwhile, Ivette is having a pity party because she's
the only one Who hasn't won HOH. She regrets not getting
rid of Janelle, and swears to do it if she gets the
chance. As for Who to go? Janelle - "Beau is just very
physical and Ivette annoys the crap out of me."
We get to see Howie's HOH room, and it's full of more
junk food. In addition, Howie FINALLY gets a light saber
- two, in fact, as Janelle grabs the other one. Janelle
thinks that it's cute - and they are even more cute as
the sabers glow in the dark. Beau notes that Howie is
regressing, while Maggie, who likes that Howie got the
sabers, wants one for herself. I'm sure she'd prefer to
stay in the house.
April is actually happy that Howie is doing the dirty
work of putting Ivette and Beau up for them. Her and
Maggie meet for food and, as they have no partner, will
have to pair up as a couple and take Ivette as far as
they can. WIth that, Ivette comes in and the blondes
quickly change the conversation topic. Hmmm...
Strategy talk time - Ivette says that if Maggie plays
for her and takes Ivette off, then April goes up. Maggie
realizes that she also swore to protect April, so
winning the Power of Veto may not be what she wants to
do. But if it doesn't look like she's playing for it,
then Ivette will know that something's going on and
could switch over to Howie and Janelle's side. Of
course, if Beau or his partner wins it, then Maggie may
be going up anyways. Decisions, decisions...but Maggie
isn't going home now and she should know it. The whole
objective today for the sovereigns is to send either
Beau or Ivette home and Maggie should realize it, hence
knowing that she and April can play to win and neither
of them worry if the other one is going up.
Roll Out the Veto
We have a surprise for
the house! It's Holly from Big Brother 5! She is still a
bubblehead! Her voice is still incredibly annoying! It
can still shatter glass! Holly is the host of the Big
Brother Casino! You bet and 2 dice are rolled. One die
has the week number (1-6) and the other die has an event
- Evicted, Won Veto, Etc. Everyone places a bet and a
guess on the answer. A right guess and you double what
you bet, while a wrong answer costs you your bet. If the
die rolls 'Crap Out', then everyone loses their bet. The
person with the most chips after everyone rolls once
wins the Power of Veto.
April rolls first. She gets CRAP OUT and everyone loses
their first bet. The second roll is Week 3 - Not
Evicted. Everyone says Maggie. Everyone wins. With a
Fast Forward through the game, we see the results. April
- 19 Chips. Beau - 16 Chips. Howie - 17 Chips. Ivette -
19 Chips. Janelle - 19 Chips. Maggie - 19 Chips. All 4
women tie with 19, so it's a Tie-breaker. The question -
Who was NOT evicted Week 6? Maggie bets it all on
Janelle, meaning that everyone had to bet it all and
they all had to be right. Janelle and April do that, but
Ivette gets it wrong, so she's out.
Next tiebreaker question - Who was the replacement
player for Week 4? April bet 37 on Janelle - and she's
right. Janelle bets it all - on her, and she's right.
Maggie also bets them all on Janelle, so it's 2 players
Tie Breaker #3 - In a Veto Competition, how many total
keys were buried in the mud? Maggie says 96. Janelle
says 72. The answer is...138, and Maggie wins VETO!
Janelle is not a happy camper, because she may not get
rid of the person who she wants. Maggie is even
unhappier - she's going to make someone in the
Friendship miserable. What Beau and Ivette really want
is for her to remove one of them from the voting block,
put April up, and then vote her out, which would happen,
2-1. (Maggie and the person who she saves). This, of
course, would be a horrible move for Maggie, as she
would no longer be protected in the later stages of the
game - especially if Beau and Ivette continue to stick
Maggie calls Howie. Janelle wants to come over, and
Maggie decides not to talk to Howie. Janelle says that
she is not going to let Maggie get near Howie alone,
because last time that happened, Sarah and James got put
up for elimination. Maggie explains it to Beau and
Ivette - even if she takes one of them off, the other
person is going home. Maggie says that she wanted to win
because she did not wanted to be back-doored, but now
she leaves the choice to everyone else. Neither Beau or
Ivette say anything and they leave. April thanks Maggie
for not using it, but she says that she may use it.
Maggie tries to explain that April would not be leaving,
but she doesn't understand and April bursts into tears.
The angst of idiocy.
April speaks to Janelle, Who realizes that as long as
the pair is in the game, they are going to target them.
Janelle explains to April the situation in an attempt to
turn April to the sovereign side. Maggie then speaks to
April, and tells her that against Ivette, Beau, or her
in the final 2, she loses. I happen to disagree, but I
digress. With that, April bursts into tears, explaining
that Maggie was going to be her final 2 partner and that
they had a deal. True enough, they did, and Maggie is
really caught between a rock and a hard place. Does she
guarantee her existence in the game by sacrificing April
or does she put herself on the block by breaking up the
With that, we go to the Veto ceremony. Maggie asks them
for final thoughts. Beau says that he won't go against
her partner, and neither will Ivette. Maggie explains
that morals are not good for the game - but she's going
to use them. With that, she decides not to use the veto.
That saves April, but Maggie realizes that it could hurt
her down the stretch. I don't think that move would hurt
Maggie, but telegraphing to April that Maggie may not be
her final 2 partner should she win down the stretch may
come back to massively hurt her.
We now go to Julie Chen. With the use of the non-veto,
the last remaining pair will be gone and CBS will not be
giving out a million dollars to the winner. The voters
to decide who will be leaving are Maggie, April and
Janelle. Beau thanks his family and America, while
Ivette says that she can't compete against Beau.
With that, it's time for the vote. Janelle goes first
and she votes to evict Beau. April is next, and she
decides to evict Beau. Maggie is last, and she votes to
evict Beau. Beau is gone, 3-0. It's a very tactical move
by Maggie and April - they know Ivette wants to stay.
They also know that Janelle and Ivette can't stand each
other and Ivette will be on the block before they will
be. We get the 60 seconds of hugs and then Beau leaves
The blondes console Ivette, Who claims that she has
cried the most in the house. April says that she has
cried more, and I think it could be a close contest.
Beau meets Julie in person. Beau says that he doesn't
regret voting out James, even though the fact that they
didn't eliminate Howie comes back to get him. Beau says
that Ivette has an amazing chance to get to the end and
with that, Beau leaves. No good-bye video. No nothing.
Bye, Beau. Don't forget to write and don't let the door
smack you in the butt on the way out.
With every eviction comes a new competition for the Head
of Household. Howie can't win it, which means that
Janelle better or there will only be one sovereign left
after the next eviction. The game is magnetic
attraction. These are all questions based on people's
surveys. Eight questions will be asked, and whoever gets
the most right will be the new HOH.
#1 - Who says that get the most compliments on their
smile - Kaysar or Michael? They all say Kaysar - they
are all right.
#2 - Who says that they crack their knuckles - Sarah or
James? They all say Sarah. They are all right.
#3 - Who says the craziest thing they ever did was
getting on stage with a naked girl on Key West - Beau or
Ivette? April says Beau. Everyone else says Ivette.
Ivette is right and April takes her first wrong answer.
#4 - Who dressed up as Britney Spears - Jennifer or
April? Jennifer is right. Everyone is right - except
Janelle. She drops into a tie with April, 1 question
behind Maggie and Ivette.
#5 - Who would title their autobiography I had a blast
living a normal life - Eric or Maggie? They all say
Maggie - they are all right.
#6 - Who says that their shortest job was 3 days selling
blood plasma - Rachel or Howie? Howie is right, and
Janelle, who gets another one wrong, is in deep trouble.
#7 - Who's first Job was working at a Dairy Queen -
Janelle or Ashlea? Janelle is right, and everyone is
right. Maggie and Ivette are still tied at a perfect 7
for 7, April is 1 question behind, and Janelle is
officially eliminated from winning HOH - which could
pretty much spell her own elimination.
#8 - Who says that the body part liked the most was
buttocks? Kaysar or Michael? Everyone says Michael - and
they are all wrong. Oops.
Ivette and Maggie are now tied and they play a
tie-breaker. April is clapping her hands in triumph
while Janelle, dejected, has to walk off. Tiebreaker
question - In the HOH competition Playing it Straight,
what was the total number of points scored for all of
the houseguests combined? Maggie, who decides to let
Ivette win, says 1. Ivette says 35. The answer is 47 and
Ivette wins! She runs and cries to the chair while being
comforted by April and Maggie. Ivette finally gets the
HOH room for herself. AwwwwBarf.
It should be a no brainer as to who to put up. The
question is - who do you eliminate? Do you get rid of
the brains (Janelle) or the brawn (Howie)? Join us on
Tuesday to see what happens next.