Big Brother: Eviction #4 & HOH #5
And it was game on tonight. The one thing I love about Big Brother is that just when things are settled, they get turned upside down again. Maybe it's the hamsters backdooring someone who thought himself/herself safe. Maybe it's the underdog winning a big competition. Or maybe it's a once strong alliance getting destroyed. The game is never gradual. It's always extreme. And it's on three nights a week.
Let's get to what happened last night...
Pre-Eviction Drama: Dan's the Man with the Master Plan
But Keesha and Libra had other plans. After discussing how much they despise Jessie and want him out, the girls pulled April into their bedroom. April was not happy about the distention in the ranks. She wants Memphis gone. Bottom line. When the girls expressed how they felt threatened by the body builder, April told Keesha and Libra that everyone in the house has someone gunning for them. Memphis doesn't get credit for how well he plays this game and he needs to go.
However, Keesha and Libra would not be stopped. Keesha spoke with Memphis briefly in the yard. Memphis said that the One Mind alliance is throwing their votes away, letting other people play their game. Keesha then worked on Dan. Dan told her that out of everyone in the house, he feels closest to her.
Back in the bedroom, Keesha and Libra counted the possible votes. It would be Keesha, Libra, and Renny to evict Jessie while Jerry, Ollie, and Michelle would evict Memphis. (Sidenote: The shot of Jessie throwing the ball at the rubber duckie in the pool during this sequence was priceless.) So who's left? Dan the Man will be the tiebreaker.
Keesha pulled Dan and Memphis into the bedroom and they all swore to keep Memphis. Everyone looked happy. Meanwhile April expressed her fears about the dissolving alliance to Jerry. As a precaution, Jerry talked to, er, lectured Dan on how he should vote the right way.
But none of this scheming matters. Dan is going to vote the way we tell him.
The Pre-Eviction Interviews
Michelle was asked about the red unitard. Had she gotten over having to wear it? "I look great in it. I can't take that away from myself," Michelle declared, channeling Jen from BB9. Keesha was asked about the worst birthday ever she had earlier this week. Were the events of that day forgotten now? "Not at all," Keesha said strongly.
And Libra was asked a question from the audience about how she gave up a letter from home to go to Hawaii. Libra said that her children were in good hands with her husband and mother. She added that she and her husband said that they wanted to go on a trip after this. Why not Hawaii? I have to agree with her. I don't think it's a sign that she's a bad mother if she took a trip to share with her husband when BB is over.
April's HOH Interview
When asked about the mutiny in her alliance, April said that she definitely trusts them less. She could've easily let Michelle win HOH because Michelle had vowed to keep herself and Ollie safe. She feels disrespected by Keesha and Libra's wanting to evict Jessie. (There's big "D" word again.) April added that it's unsettling how they've treated her.
About her relationship with Memphis, April said that it wasn't hard to look him in the face after nominating him. Memphis never came up to state his case in the HOH room. April said that clearly he didn't care about staying in the house. ChenBot also asked about Ollie and April's relationship. She called Ollie her savior (whoa, strong word). She like that she can get away from the game with him. They take on a personal level.
The boys' speeches were not so impressive. Jessie gave birthday shout-outs to people at home, said he was a competitor, and just simply, "the decision is yours." Memphis gave a short speech about voting for yourself not for the person sitting beside you. Here's how the votes played out:
Michelle voted to evict Memphis.
Oliie voted to evict Memphis.
Jerry voted to evict Memphis.
Libra voted to evict Jessie.
Keesha voted to evict Jessie.
Renny voted to evict Jessie.
Dan voted to evict Jessie according to America's wishes.
That's three votes for Memphis and four for Jessie. Jessie has been evicted from the Big Brother house. When the ChenBot read the results, Jessie looked shocked. Everyone was quiet. He hugged Michelle and Memphis. He shook hands with Ollie and Jerry. As he walked out, Jessie turned to Dan and said, "It's your word." After Jessie left, Michelle paced around the house like a caged animal and punched her own hand like "it's beat down time."
Jessie's Exit Interview
When Jessie came out of the house, you could tell he was visibly shaken by the results. Clearly, he didn't think that he was going home. He even got a little teary-eyed during his interview with the ChenBot. The meathead from Iowa was most upset with Dan, feeling that America's Player is a hypocrite. Jessie said that Dan's Catholic and he doesn't even go to church on Sundays.
Julie played a quick word association game with Jessie. I love word associations. Jessie doesn't get them. Well, either he doesn't get it or it just takes like ten seconds for a word to pop into his mind. About Jerry, he said "in good shape." About Libra, he said, "deviant." About Renny, he said, "a trip the first week." About himself..."the man." That last one didn't take him too long.
In the taped messages, April told Jessie that she was sorry and shocked about the results. Michelle vowed revenge on all the liars. Libra said he was a pain in her butt. Keesha said that she's happy to see him go. And Renny said "sayonara."
The HOH Competition
So Wednesday night, BB kept the houseguest up pretty much all night with recorded messages from fans of the show. This HOH competition would use a True / False test to see who paid the most attention to all those messages.
Question one asked if one of the messages said to get the squirrels out before they drive you nuts. The answer was true. Everyone got it right.
Question two asked if one of the messages told the houseguests that meatloaf was in the kitchen. The answer was false. It was "meatballs," not "meatloaf." Renny and Ollie were eliminated.
Question three asked if the drill sergeant's message had a whistle at the end. The answer was false. It was a bell. Keesha, Memphis and Jerry got it wrong. That meant it was Libra against Michelle for the victory.
Question four asked if a message said to come and get it because the slop is served. The answer was true. Libra got it wrong and Michelle became new head of household. Jerry, April and Ollie celebrated with her. She pointed at the cameras and said, "This is for you, Jessie. I'm going to get them." Keesha and Dan sat on the bench looking annoyed and a little scared.
When Julie came back to the houseguests all assembled in the livingroom, Michelle told her, "The week that I had. I deserve this. Game on." And indeed it will be game on. Michelle is out for blood, I assure you.
Who do you think she'll put up? I don't think that Keesha has a leg to stand on after her blow up with Michelle's beloved Jessie. Dan may be able to get out of the nominations if he can come clean about America's Player. Is he allowed to do that? It was only for one week. If he can tell her, Dan needs to pull out some acting skills and say how broken up he was about having to vote for Jessie.