"The O-Towns and the
Britneys" - June 16
No one wanted to see
Johnny stick around, so...Steve left. Well, no one
wanted to see Steve stick around either, and I have a
feeling that Johnny will soon be following him. Could
this be the episode?
Bryce hopes that it's not him leaving as Day 6
approaches. He talks about hoe he's not only doing the
moves, he's also seeing a dietician to try to lose the
weight. He claims that he will pay for liposuction,
but instead he's watching Sean work out. Watching
someone work out is not going to help you lose your
own weight, son.
Tony wakes up his crew, which includes Terry, Marcus
and Brian. After whining about how much they hurt
during breakfast, Billy calls them all upstairs to
Group 1 - Josh, Terry, Blake, Marco, Chris, Rick, and
Group 2 - Tony, Johnny, Sean, Ryan, Brian, Adam and
The captains are Terry and Johnny. Neither team is
happy about the captains. Tony - 'Knowing how bad of a
dancer is, I think we're screwed.' Rachel explains
that each team will have 48 hours to learn the
choreography of a music video, and the winning team
will get a 'special' treat. Look back up at Tony's
quote and I have a feeling that we know who isn't
going to be winning this challenge.
Speaking of which, Johnny selected a video featuring
O-Town. Terry's team gets, by default, Britney Spears'
'Baby One More Time'. The guys start to chuckle, but
Billy warns them that they better take it seriously.
They will be judged on both dancing and teamwork,
since the winning 7 will have to bond with each other.
Billy also says that this is not to interfere with
their normal choreography, although Sharon probably
hopes that they did, as she is getting frustrated with
Johnny. Johnny is also frustrated, because he's very
competitive and he's getting annoyed that everyone
else is getting the moves faster than he is. Sharon is
getting frustrated too, because she feels that Johnny
is taking too much of her time and not enough time
with the rest of the people. You have the feeling that
Johnny is going bye-bye next?
Tony notes that Terry and Johnny have been at each
other for the past few days. It doesn't help Terry
that Tony wins a 'how many fingers behind my back'
game to get the shot at the dancing space. Team
captain Johnny asks who is the best dancer. Ryan says
that he is - and Johnny...agrees. Hence, Ryan is now
the choreographer. Ryan gets to be the teacher
for...around 10 minutes, before the guys starts to
squabble amongst each other. Terry comes up to see
what the other guys are doing - and when he sees that
they aren't getting along, he comes down to report
that news to his team, smiling like a Cheshire Cat as
Brian thinks that Johnny means well, but he's acting
weird. Cut to Johnny, who is talking incessantly. He
needs to take lessons from the other team, who choose
Blake and Marco to watch the moves on the video and
teach said moves to the rest of the group. They do so,
and they are working as a team. Ryan - 'We are going
to kick their team's ass, because we are working as a
team and the other team isn't.
Fade to Johnny, who is telling Ryan the moves. Uhh...Johnny...Ryan
is the person teaching the moves. Sean accuses of
Johnny not being a team player, while Ryan is
complaining that Johnny is practicing by himself,
getting it wrong, and not being a team player. Also
not being a team player? Bryce, who decides to put off
his cardio until the next day, fully knowing that he
has to lose pounds. Ryan - 'Oh well, it shows you who
really wants it...you think girls really want to see
him run around and shake that keg?' The only question
here may be which person goes off this week and which
one goes off next week.
While Adam and David continue to bond, and while Adam
tries to convince David to hang around (why, if he may
be doing it at your expense? Dumbass.), We get to see
more working out on Day 7. We also see Johnny continue
to make mistakes and we see David continue to be
homesick, adding that he thinks his depression is
affecting his performance. You've been away for 7
days, for crying out loud. Bryce continues to complain
- while he's laying down. Bryce says that it will all
be worth it, but he's not making the effort to try.
Sharon comes down to visit the troops. She wants the
guys to get back up, but they are all eating as she
realizes that there are 14 guys and 1 kitchen. While
she gets something to eat, Johnny's O-Town goes back
to rehearsing. Johnny tries to pull rank on Ryan and
that's annoying the rest of the team. Noting that
Johnny is still not getting the choreography, they try
to stick him in the back, but he says that he's the
team captain and he wants to go in the front. When
Ryan attempts to do it again, Johnny walks away from
the practice. Wha? Ryan runs the group without him -
and it seems to gel much better when he's not there.
Johnny comes back up while the group is doing the
moves, and Johnny is still pacing. He wants to run it
again, but Ryan says that practice is over and they
finish up. Johnny then complains that he should be
giving the order because he's the captain, but the
group says that Ryan is the new captain and the only
reason why Johnny was the captain is that he won a
coin flip. They are officially reflipping the coin.
We continue day 7 as we see what happens when no one
cares about anything else besides dancing. The kitchen
turns into a disaster area and Terry and Johnny argue
about it. Terry escalates it by calling Johnny a
Jackass and adding that his team will kick theirs. We
see a split scene between Britney's Team adding spark
to their rehearsals and O-Town yelling at Johnny for
changing the moves. Ryan yells at Johnny for being
difficult and he threatens to fire Ryan. After more
squabbling, he does fire Ryan as the rest of the group
leaves with Ryan. 'I didn't come here to make friends,
I came here to win' says Johnny. 2 problems here,
Johnny - 1. There isn't just 1 winner and 2. In order
to win, you need to make friends, because you have to
work with each other. As they leave, they all talk
smack about Johnny. Rick - 'Johnny thinks he can be
the best dancer in the house. Johnny thinks he's the
hardest worker in the house. Johnny's wrong - because
Johnny's a douchebag.'
Outside the apartment, Johnny comes down to talk to
Ryan, who says that he's going to have to deal with
Johnny so he can stay in the house. He tells Johnny to
relax, cool off, enjoy himself and sit back and enjoy
the show. Johnny apologizes, but everyone else walks
back in the apartment, and leaves him outside alone
with Adam, who says that the sky looks nice out. Heh.
After another montage of rehearsing and Johnny
screwing up (gee, can they telegraph what's going to
happen?), it's time for the dance-off. Billy, who
likes what he sees when the guys come in, says that
they are judging choreography, originality, and
teamwork. Terry the captain starts off with his hair
in Britney pigtails and a mini-skirt. Heh. The
challenge is cute, but easy, and O-Town thinks they
can nail it...
...and 6 of them do, but it's plainly evident that
Johnny is not only behind, but wrong. When it comes to
the team group, Johnny is doing something completely
different. At the finale, the 6 guys pour water on
themselves, but Johnny doesn't even take the water out
of the bottle. The 6 of them should win this easily,
and Rachel agrees - but Billy notes that Johnny was
doing his own thing that that brought the team down.
He also said that it may not be Johnny's fault and the
group may have just been picking on him. To figure out
what happened, Billy decides to speak to each group
individually and find out from them how they think
We start with Team Britney. They said that there was
no leader and they all worked as a team. Then it's
O-Towns turn, and the guys were all united - against
Johnny, as Ryan says that Johnny turned the group and
the house against him. Johnny says that Ryan
deliberately changed the moves on him to throw him
off, but Ryan says that 6 people worked as a team and
one of them chose not to.
Billy calls them all and tells them that part of the
assignment was the team effort. He says one team
brought out the team spirit, but the other group,
regardless of who was to blame, didn't work as a team.
He says that it doesn't matter who was to blame - Team
Britney wins. Ryan was pissed, because he thought that
Johnny cost them all the win - and maybe he did.
Team Britney's reward is a dinner out via stretch limo
- and a bonus prize waiting for them upstairs. The
other team gets...to discuss what happened and to iron
out their issues, because they have to get it together
if they want to sick around.
The Britneys go upstairs and see - a set of massage
tables. The reward is a massage by some lovely female
masseuses. Oooh la-la. Johnny, on the other hand, is
facing the music. He asks how he can help, and he is
told to listen and to not lead. Johnny immediately
then interrupts and then tells Ryan that his soul is
dark. He then asks Brian what his problem is, which
sparks Brian to get up in Johnny's grill. Johnny is
sort of failing that listening thing.
Brian asks why Johnny is thinking that Ryan sabotaging
everything, and Johnny says that it's in Ryan's eyes.
That does it for the guys, who scream when Ryan
screams and bulges his eyes out. Brian shrugs his
shoulders in resignation as they all realize that
Johnny has gone off the deep end.
Team Britney, on the other hand, is enjoying
themselves at Pinot in Hollywood as they each rap
while waiting for dinner. They are also entertaining
Sharon, who is joining them. Terry says that back at
the apartment, there's a lot of fireworks going on.
The fireworks are continuing as the group tries to get
Johnny to relax and to work with people in the house.
This is Johnny' I'm not here to make friends' we're
talking about, and Ryan and Johnny accuse the other of
bringing everyone into it. Ryan is trying to tell him
that Johnny is being the problem, and they all decide
that Johnny is crazy. Johnny storms off while everyone
watches him sulk by.
Back to Pinot as the guys continue to talk to Sharon.
David says that he wants to leave. This shocks Adam,
because he's been using David as his rock and he
doesn't know what he's going to do if David leaves.
With that, the episode ends - with no one eliminated.
I have a feeling next week is going to rectify that,
with a number of candidates there to be let go. Will
it be psychotic Johnny? Flabby Bryce? Homesick David?
Almost homesick Adam? Someone else? More than 1
person? Tune in next week to see the answers to these