Big Brother 10: Nominations #5
(S10E13) "Screw all you people!" - Jerry
Well, that pretty much sums up Jerry's attitude about certain hamsters in the Big Brother 10 house. But I can't help but wonder what it says about Jerry himself. Although I wanted to like the elderly guy and cheer him on, I just can't. He acts like he's so honorable and honest when in reality he's a foulmouthed arrogant judgmental jerk who sucks up to the ones in power each week. Oh, I guess that's judgmental of me, huh? Read on past the jump for my full review of tonight's show.
Michelle's triumphant win and its aftermath
After our extended visit to Recap City during which we had to see Jessie once again evicted followed by Michelle's Head of Household win, we finally saw the true Jerry. I know my personal views of some of the houseguests is a bit tainted because I follow the live feeds. I've noticed the show has actually toned down a lot of Jerry's bad behavior. Ah, not so tonight! They captioned his "screw you people" comment amongst other instances of just plain outright nasty doings on his part.
Now, I don't care much for Michelle, but at least I find her behavior after the win understandable. If I were in her shoes (which I wouldn't be, but ...) I'd be running around shouting "In your face!" or something equally foolish. I can understand her feeling exalted with her win and ready for revenge in the name of Jessie.
Then there's April. She started running around the house as if she had won HOH all over again. Of course, had she not put Jessie on the block and had not wanted her nominations to remain untouched, Jessie would never have gone home in the first place! Not once did I see her apologize to Michelle for putting her buddy Jessie on the block.
Renny even got into the fights when she's usually an observer and reporter back to Keesha. I still don't get why something so silly blew up between Michelle and Renny other than the effect of the tension in the house. Michelle made a comment about Renny laughing because she studied the wake-up calls and Renny took offense. Yell, scream, MEOW! Then Keesha and Libra joined in and it took the heat off Renny. MEOW! HISS! Then Jerry had to get involved screaming that Libra is dumb and doing some really childish name-calling like a ten-year-old hiding behind a bully in a schoolyard. Libra might be many things, but calling her dumb is kind of dumb if you ask me. She's not a dumb woman. I'm beginning to have doubts about Jerry's intellectual prowess, though.
During all of the fighting, Michelle was still wearing her red unitard and high heels, thus making it all a bit more bizarre than it really is. She has that outfit on while Jerry is running around in a red Marines cap and red Marines shirt with the sleeves cut off showing his mighty guns. Very weird people, weird indeed. Michelle had no choice, but Jerry should leave his sleeves intact. He's not a Jessie, y'know. The next thing I can see him doing is rolling the shirt up to show his mighty abs.
As all of the fighting is going on, Dan runs and hides with his head under the pillow -- not his head over the pillow as he told us in a Diary Room session. The America's Player vote for Jessie to leave made him the tiebreaker in the house. While he has a newfound friend in Memphis (his vote saved him), he's created an über-enemy in Jerry. Well, April and Michelle are mad at him, too. But it's Jerry who's bent on humiliating him by running down his religion and personal character. "His name will be Judas in my house," Jerry says of Dan.
Dan even told them that he had taken off his necklace with the cross before the vote. He told Michelle that he wasn't any good at playing the game. She seemed to think he listened to the wrong people and seems nowhere as judgmental about him as her new main man Jerry. Memphis, trying to work his way back into his original alliance with Michelle, tried to point out that April is the root of all evil. I don't think Michelle is quite buying that, but at least she seems to have bigger fish to fry than Dan. She told Dan she knows you have to lie, steal, and cheat in this game, but he did it for the wrong people.
Such a pleasant gathering in Michelle's HOH room
Oh, geez. How much more fake can people be? Although he might have caused his own eviction disrespecting Jessie by not visiting his HOH room, at least Steven was honest. I have my doubts about Memphis but at least he saw through all the fake niceties going on in Michelle's room ... especially April. He told us that in a Diary Room session, but you could see him glaring at April in the room every time she overdid her responses to the photos and such.
However, a lot of the houseguests did seem to see another side of Michelle. None of them, except for perhaps Memphis, have spent much time with her. They really don't know anyone other than a screaming, fighting, crying, or fussing Michelle. It was almost as if they never thought of her having a family, loved ones, or even a cute doggie.
No one was more touched with emotion than Renny. She took leave early and ran back to the hippie room for a good cry. Seeing Michelle's pictures reminded her how much she missed her own family. I was hoping for a bit that she was upset because there was so much hate and fighting in the house and each person there has family and loved ones. But no, it was because she missed her own people. Oh, well. I'm still putting Renny and Dan on my short list for those I want to win this season. It's probably not going to happen, but there it is.
Food competition fun with returning hamsters
The comp is called "In the News?" Inside the living room, it was set up like a game show with a video screen while returning houseguests from each season were set up in the back yard. They were playing for food by the day, plus a grill meal and a feast. The current houseguest had to pick a previous one to play with and they were both told a current news story. The previous houseuguest either made up a story about the story in question being true or not, then the current houseguest had to decide to trust the previous one's story. Have I lost you yet? If the current houseguest guessed right, they'd win food for the day in question. If they didn't get it right, the returning houseguest won $1,000. I guess they work cheap, eh? Brian, the first houseguest evicted this season, was the game host.
Dan was up first playing for Monday's food. He chose Mike Boogie (Seasons 2 and 7) and the news story was Brett Favre joining the Jets. Dan was sure that just could not be! Slop for Monday and sweaty-underarms Boogie got $1,000.
For Tuesday, Renny picked Jen (Season 8) and the news story was the price of gas being over $6.00 a gallon. Jen came across so much nicer than she did in the house and told Renny "no." Renny trusted her and they have food for Tuesday.
Jerry, acting like a smitten schoolboy, chose Janelle (Seasons 6 and 7) for Wednesday food. The story was that Jessie was going to be on the cover of Muscle and Fitness magazine. Janelle laughed and said it wasn't true and Jessie's not even that cute. (Oh, I loved that!) I don't think the buxom blond bombsell is too impressed with either Jessie or Jerry. Jerry disagreed with her and they're on slop for Wednesday.
Memphis played for the grill meal and chose Amy from Season 3. The story was that the Chinese banned bald and smelly cab drivers for the Olympics. He was sure it wasn't true and it turned out to be true. No grill feast for them!
For Thursday's food, Ollie chose Matt (Season 9) and Matt actually outed the sex going on between April and Ollie and no one in the house picked up on it! Sheesh! The news story is that the Chinese have created a way to prevent rainfall. Matt said it was a real story; Ollie was sure it was fake. Slop on Thursday!
Libra went with Bunky for Friday's food. The news story was that Cheech and Chong were going to go on tour once again. He said they were; she didn't believe it. Slop on Friday.
Michelle played for a feast and chose Jase. She flirted with him first, telling him she was available. Um, okay. The news story was that Big Brother created the fake earthquake. Of the people in the house, she's been one doubtful that BB created the quake and said it wasn't real. They won a feast.
April chose Chicken George (Seasons 1 and 7) and the news story posed was that Britney Spears would be releasing a country album. George gave a big spiel about Britney going back to her country roots for a new start and April bought it hook, line, and sinker. Slop on Saturday.
Keesha chose Jun (Season 4) for Sunday's food. The news story was that Paris Hilton was urging people not to vote for George Bush again. Keesha, in her infinite wisdom, realized it was a fake story and they have food for Sunday.
So, all in all, they have slop for five days out of seven. They have one feast and can eat on Tuesday and Sunday.
Memphis worked more on Michelle to try to get her to put April on the block. Even Renny, one who doesn't often approach HOH, went to Michelle and tried to get her to put April on the block to no avail. Jerry badmouthed Dan and probably hoped that would make Michelle put Dan on the block. But I think Michelle had her mind already made up the moment she won HOH. She's out for vengeance and it's Keesha and Libra she's most upset with.
The ceremony wasn't all that much -- no real speeches at all. Michelle came out, said she had to pick two for eviction, and that the keys pulled were those of people safe for the week. Well, duh. The key order seemed pretty significant to me. It was: April, Memphis, Ollie, Jerry, Renny, and Dan. I think she chose April first just to spite Keesha and Libra. The true telling is Memphis second. She is accepting him as an ally. Dan was probably last just to let him know that she's still mad at him.
She barely said any reason for nominating Keesha and Libra other than it's strategic, not personal. Yeah, sure.
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