Big Brother 10: Eviction #2 and HOH #3
(S10E06) "I've been on slop for two weeks. I've lost 12 pounds." - Libra
As Julie Chen was quick to say, the ghost of Brian lives on in the Big Brother 10 house. This week's nominees are Steven and Dan. Both had allied with Brian right from the start. We know what happened to Brian. I think it was deserved as Brian grew too cocky too soon. Steven ended up voting with the house while Dan stayed loyal to Brian. Will that be the deciding factor in tonight's eviction?
Read on past the jump for my full review of the show.
I'm not too sure that Dan's loyalty to Brian really influenced anyone other than Jessie. And, as we know, Jessie's not the brightest bulb in the pack. He will gravitate to anyone who caters to his immature whims. Play up to Jessie and you too can be a hero for a day.
Dan's the man with the plan. Sure, he backed Brian. But now he's using that loyalty shown to Brian as an advantage to get to Jessie and his minions. He's actually playing this pretty smart even though it bugs me that anyone is playing up to Jessie. (Yes, I d not like Jessie. I admit it.) Dan promised Jessie he wouldn't put him on the block if he won HOH. They both talked about Dan portraying himself as a weak player. I don't think he is weak, not at all.
Steven, on the other hand, has actively tried to lead a backdoor Libra revolution. He seems to be truly sad that he's up against his friend Dan as Dan has no loyalty to his original friendship with Steven at all. Steven got all teary-eyed telling Dan how he didn't want to campaign against him. Dan nodded his head a lot, but we already know he has the wheels in motion to ensure it will be himself remaining after the vote.
Talking with Keesha, April, and Libra, Steven tried to plea his case. The girls seemed receptive, at least for a moment. Of course, the show always edits a landslide to look like there could be hope. We've seen it before and it could be the case tonight, too. The girls tell him that he's the better competitor, something I disagree with. But then the girls don't see the Diary Room sessions with Dan. They don't know that he's a far sneakier player than Steven. Steven almost begged him. Now, that's just sad.
Floaters? Alliances? Who's on first?
The house voted as a whole (sans Steven) last week led by the revolution of eight houseguests. But even then, their larger group was splitting off into smaller ones. Keesha, Libra, Ollie, and April don't like the fact that Angie is hanging out with Memphis so much. They're also leery of the Michelle and Jessie duo. Now, Ollie and April are indeed a duo and no one seems to think they're any sort of force. Keesha doesn't particularly like April and Libra, yet aligns with them more often than not. Those four are more worried that Mempjis, Angie, Michelle, and Jessie will team together to pick them off one by one. Oh, wait ... that's their secret plan!
So, what do the weaker four plan? Well, pick up a floater for their alliance. They consider Jerry, Renny, and Dan to be the floaters. They have already dismissed Steven. Keesha is close to Renny, but we're left not knowing who the group will recruit.
Angie told Memphis that it makes her skin crawl to be nice to Libra and April. Memphis, sprawled out alone with Angie in the patio area of the lawn while April and Libra played pool, shushed Angie. "Oh, we don't want to send up any red flags that we're together." Too late, Tennessee. I don't like all of the girls, but they're not dumb. That title goes to Jessie. Yes, even though he's won two comps. He's a pinhead if you ask me.
Julie questions the houseguests
Dressed in a rather bright orange pantsuit tonight, Julie asked the first question directed to Jerry. She mentioned that both he and Renny were on the same team losing the food competition. She wondered if his housemates respected him as a competitor. He told her he thinks they do. He has earned the respect. and they owed it to him.
Julie then asked Libra, who made an issue about both of the older people being on that losing food competition team, if age made a difference. Libra claimed it didn't but that the sides should have been more even with one older one on each team. Say what? She complained about being on BB slop for two weeks. Now, we all saw that comp -- her little buddy April was the weakest player on the team, not Renny or Jerry. Libra still blames both of them even though she tried to make it sound like that's not the case.
Is there love in the air? The next question was directed to April about her showmance with Ollie. April made it sound oh-so-innocent. He's a great guy, she likes to "conversate" with him and have good conversation. Um. Okay. Ollie was asked an audience question about the showmance. What will his father think? Again, the intimate level of the relationship wasn't addressed. Ollie thinks his father would think it's great.
Renny's kin vs. Jessie's kin
I thought this segment was edited perfectly. Renny's family is obviously proud of her. And, if I were to choose between Renny and Jessie, Renny would win hands down. I didn't care for her at first, but she's grown on me. Heck, her kid "Sparky" grew on me in this segment. Then there's Jessie's family. It doesn't surprise me that Jessie was the runt and picked on as a child. I'm sure that's where his bodybuilding Napoleon complex and his sensitivity to being disrespected today had their roots.
Jessie's mother is proud of him and thinks that Renny has been cruel to him. Flash to a segment in which Renny calls Jessie a weasel. Sparky claims Jessie is a weasel, too. Jessie's Mom indignantly claims he's not a weasel. Weasel. Not. Weasel. Not. Perfect. I think it ended up that Jessie is a weasel.
The final speeches to stay ... oh, no he dinnit say that!
Dan gave his little "let me stay in the house" speech first. With the exception of once again calling Julie Chen "the lovely Mrs. Chen," he didn't do anything foolish. Someone should clue him in that she didn't marry her father -- she's married to Les Moonves and uses her maiden name. He was grateful for the second chance, had a lot of fun, would love to stay and blah-blah-blah.
Then there's Steven. And, yes, he did say that. Here's his little speech:
"At the beginning when we moved in, I made a choice. I immediately regretted that decision. Looking back at what I learned in this house, I've learned some pretty amazing things. For example, did you know it takes several thousand volts of electricity to make the gas in a neon light glow? I also learned that 'derriere' is the hardest Porno Password. And it's not delivery, it's DiGirono. As I look back, I just have to ask myself 'What would Willie do?' I just have to tell you one last message ... suck it, bitches!"
Whoa. Julie said it and I say it, too. Whoa. I know that Porno Password is a game they play similar to the TV game show Password. I know from the live feeds that he wanted to "go out funny." Well, this was just odd. And the ending? Whoa. If he had any chance to get any votes, he blew it.
The live votes
Nope. No one even gave Steven a sympathy vote. Not even his friend Keesha voted for him to stay. If it matters, the voting order was: Michelle, Memphis, Angie, Jerry, Libra, April, Ollie, Renny, and Keesha. Unanimously, Steven was voted out. His actual exit from the house was uneventful, not really unfriendly, but no tears or huge loving hugs either. As soon as he was out the door, everyone seemed to gravitate to Keesha to hug her. Now, they might use her friendship with Steven against her down the road, but for tonight they're a caring bunch.
Steven's Julie talk and goodbye messages
Without mentioning his odd plea to stay (if that's what it was), Julie started right in with the questions. Steven thinks the house is more stressful than riding a bull in his rodeo work. He's also happy to be going home to family and friends. He's looking forward to going back to a special someone. Oh-la-la.
In the goodbye messages show, it seems that most of the people really liked him. Keesha, of course, loves him to death and is so sorry he's gone. Angie apologized to him for voting him out. Renny thinks he's a beautiful young man and "magic." Then there's Pinhead ... er, Jessie. Why must everything be about Jessie when he speaks? It's supposed to be a goodbye message and he started lecturing Steven on his physique. Gack.
Aliens and the HOH comp
To set the scene for the upcoming HOH competition, Big Brother frightened the houseguests with aliens in the mirrors. They've done that sort of thing with previous houseguests in the mirrors in a past season. You know they have to know there aren't real aliens, but they freaked anyway. The best moments in the mirrors came from Memphis and Renny. Memphis was peering in a mirror looking for an alien when Angie pushed his butt. He jumped a mile! And Renny tried to mock the alien in the mirror.
All of this led up to the mysterious disappearance of items in the house. The aliens are stealing them to set the stage for the HOH comp -- "Alien Abduction." I know I might sound like a broken record here, but why can't the aliens abduct Jessie? I'd pay them! We could get a movement afoot!
The way the competition worked is that two housguests would face off at a time. They were asked about missing items tied in with a cutesy alien-related sentence about the missing item. The answers they had to choose from were the room from which the item was missing -- kitchen, living room, spa, bathroom, or "not missing."
April and Dan were picked to start in a random draw. Dan buzzed in the correct answer first, so April was immediately out of the comp. Memphis and Angie were next, Angie out.; Ollie and Jerry, Jerry out; Michelle and Keesha, Michelle out; Libra and Dan, Dan out; Memphis and Keesha, Memphis out; Ollie and Libra, Ollie out;. The final two faced off -- Libra against Keesha. And ... Keesha becomes the new Head of House! Half of the house seemed happy. Me? I'm just hoping she might take down a player with personally perceived power. You figure out what I mean.