Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Big Brother Update (Sept. 2 – 4) (Spoilers)

Frank Against the World

The game is pretty much in control by the four person alliance of Dan, Danielle, Shane and Ian (The Quack Pack). They have the HoH and have nominated Jenn and Frank for eviction, and if Ian gets his way then Frank will be walking out the door this week. Here’s what has been happening in between episodes.

Sept. 2

·         Frank and Jenn plan to get Dan to use the Veto on Jenn so Frank will have at least one vote,
·         Dan is worried his actions in the Big Brother will affect his Wife in the real world.
·         Shane and Dan plan ahead just in case there is a double eviction week this week (there is).
·         Ian tells Danielle and Shane that Frank need to go home this week and Jenn next week. They also plan to tell Frank that he is safe so there is no drama.

Sept. 3

·         Frank tells Dan that he should use the Veto on him and not Jenn. Dan just plays the whole thing off.
·         Dan uses the Veto on Jenn and Ian nominates Joe in her place.
·         Danielle finally tells Shane that she is a nurse and not a teacher (because it’s such a huge disadvantage on Big Brother being a nurse and all).
·         Jenn tells Frank that it might be a unanimous vote for Frank to stay. (Her futility is affecting her alliances now.)
·         Ian and Frank agree that Jenn would be the only player Dan could beat in the final two because she has had such a crap season.
·         The houseguest take beer shots (is that a thing?). Then Danielle starts acting super drunk because it always has to be about Danielle.

Sept. 4

·         Frank tells Danielle that Dan had to be told by Frank to go apologize to Danielle after his “funeral” and is trying to get her on his side.
·         Danielle tells Dan everything Frank just said and they plan on keeping the ruse that he’s safe going.
·         Dan breaks the picture wall and Wil’s picture goes out.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Big Brother Mini Recap: Episode 23

The Pack is Back

(Programming Note: Since I will be heading back to work on Tuesday, the Big Brother Recaps for the Sunday and Wednesday episodes will become mini recaps. The regular Recaps will continue for the live eviction episodes and the season finale.)

The live eviction show, on Thursday, ended while the HoH competition was in progress. Joe and Jenn had fallen and Dan, Danielle, Shane and Ian where the remaining four playing for Veto. Frank, as outgoing HoH, couldn’t play for the power this week and was left hoping one of his allies would win and keep him safe.

Here is the conclusion to the HoH competition and a couple other things you should know from last night’s Big Brother episode.

1. HoH and Nominations

The HoH competition ended much like it began, pathetically. The first person to be eliminated from the competition was Joe, who fell off after 2 minutes, and was punished with 24 hours of hula hoop boot camp (he has to get up and hula hoop whenever a song comes on for the next 24 hours). Jenn fell off three minutes after Joe and continued her season of futility. Danielle, about to vomit, jumped off next but had at least lasted 30 minutes longer than Jenn. Dan fell off next leaving Ian and Shane to hang on another hour until Shane asked all the other house guests to go inside so he could have some private time with Ian. Everyone and their Grandmas new it was deal making time, and since Ian seemed to be fine (he was educating everyone about space and even disco dancing) Shane knew he needed to secure Danielle and his safety this week and that’s exactly what he did. Shane jumped off and Ian became the new head of household.

At the nomination ceremony Ian gave easily the best nomination speech of the season. He was frank (pun intended) and honest, and he spoke with the most confidence I have seen from him all season. He even looked both Frank and Jenn in the eyes when he was taking to them, which hasn’t been done a lot at the nomination ceremonies this year. Here’s what he told Frank and Jenn when their keys were not pulled from the box, “Frank, you are a phenomenal competitor in this game. And I downright respect you for it, but you’re a huge threat and that is definitely an issue I have to look at going down the line. Jenn, you have played a remarkable social game so far and you’re also a threat. And I just have to keep these types of considerations in mind when moving forward and nothing personal, just strategy.”

2. Reuniting the Quack Pack

Last we saw of Dan he was making a final two deal with Frank, and then all of a sudden we are shown a clip of five hours before the eviction on Thursday. The clip is of Ian telling Dan that no matter what happened last week Ian was still down for the pack and that he wanted to reunite the remaining members and get Frank out. Dan agreed (obviously) and now he is covered on both sides of the house. They bring Shane and Danielle into the fold and everyone agrees that reuniting the Quack Pack is the best plan and now their sole purpose is to get Frank out.

3. HoH Room

Ian’s HoH room is the exact same as everyone else’s (I miss how they used to change it to kind of match the personality of the HoH) but he made up for that with his nerd “swagger.” He gets excited to see his pictures and his stuffed snake (Snakey) but he absolutely goes nuts when he sees his bismuth. He even repeatedly says “Yes!” and “Swagger!” He tries to explain what it is to the others and they all just politely nod and stare.

4. Pandora’s Box is Back

As HoH Ian finds that Pandora’s Box is back for a second time this season and he is the lucky recipient. He gets shown his possible bounty (a pile full of Christmas gifts) and decides to open Pandora’s box. After reading the instructions Ian starts opening the gifts. He gets Sodium Silicate Magic Rocks, a telescope, a science kit, and even a volcano making kit. The present he seems most excited about though is an inflatable alligator.

While Ian is in all his glory opening his gifts, Jesse Clause has been released on the house. Jesse from Big Brother 10, dressed as Santa (kind of), barges in, calls everyone fat, gives them all sorts of “healthy food” and takes all the junk food in the house. I have to say though out of all the times Jesse has punished the house guests this was by far his funniest appearance.

5. Crazy Danielle

Not that much exciting happened this episode, which means instead of praising say, a bold game move or brilliant strategy I am going to highlight some of Danielle’s crazier moments from this episode. (Yes, only this episode, it if was anymore this recap would not be mini anymore.)

First of all I know there isn’t a lot to do in the Big Brother house. I know that when you are down to 7 or 8 houseguests you probably have only one or two friends left in the house, but sitting in the bathroom while someone showers I just don’t get. Danielle (who complained about creepy Ian trying to get a peak every time she showered earlier in the season) sat in the bathroom when Shane showered and tried to whisper-talk to him. Not only did he not hear what she was saying (or ignored her) but it was also super creepy. (But it’s not Ian so it’s not a problem right Danielle?)

The second time Danielle got super stalker-y was when she was talking to Jenn about Shane. Danielle told Shane the exact day when Shane last kissed her and complained that he hasn’t done it since and that he is going to miss out. (Shane is clearly not interested and has to taken to sleeping in the same bed as Dan instead of sleeping with Danielle.) It only gets worst when Jenn totally changes something Shane had said into him calling Danielle his girlfriend. That’s when you see Danielle’s eyes light up but lets it be known that if Shane wants to move on with this relationship there needs to be more kisses.

Tune in Wednesday to find out who wins the Veto, whether they use it or not and to see if Danielle finally finishes her Shane hair-doll.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Big Brother Update (Aug. 30 – Sept. 1) (Spoilers)

After the Aftermath

After Ian and the Quack pack took out both Boogie and Ashley in the same night, leaving Frank pretty much all by alone in the house, things changed. Frank rallied, won HoH and targeted Dan for eviction (which has been his goal for most of the season).  After a little theatrics and a little bit of truth Dan turned the house upside down, hosting his own funeral and then getting Frank (the guy who has been targeting him all season) to change his mind and go after Britney. It all works in Dan’s favor with Britney going home and him being able to save himself for another week. The Live Eviction episode ended right after Joe and Ashley had been eliminated from the HoH competition, here’s what happened after that.

Aug. 30

·         Danielle is the third person to fall of her rope and is out of the HoH competition.
·         Dan drops fourth.
·         Shane and Ian are left in the HoH competition.
·         Shane asks the other houseguests for some privacy so he can talk to Ian.
·         Ian tells Shane that he and Danielle are safe this week, if Shane let’s Ian win.
·         Shane drops and Ian wins HoH.

Aug. 31

·         Joe asks Shane about his safety this week. Shane doesn’t tell him anything about his deal with Ian (which by default gives Joe a one in four chance of going up).
·         Pandora’s Box is back again. While Ian gets gifts in the HoH room, the rest of the house gets to suffer through Jessie and, not only that but he takes all their junk food.
·         They also get a new hammock that doesn’t squeak.
·         Dan and Shane know that this week is the time to get Frank out. (NO!!!)
·         Frank tells Jenn he had hoped Dan would be evicted this week. (Why didn’t you just evict him last week like you planned?)
·         Ian nominates Frank and Jenn.
·         Everyone except Joe is playing for the Veto.
·         Jenn and Frank know that if the other wins the Veto then they will be going home. They talk about how they hope Dan or Danielle would use the Veto to save them.
·         Dan is preparing his final 2 speech. (What a cocky, bugger.)

Sept. 1

·         Ian tells Dan that if Joe wins the Veto and uses it that Dan will be the only one that he puts up in the place of the saved house guest.
·         Frank and Jenn believe that if Dan wins the Veto he will use it on one of them and the other will be able to get more votes to stay then Joe.
·         Dan wins the Veto.
·         Dan tells the cameras that his plan is to use his Veto on Jenn so that Ian will replace her with Joe. The move will let Frank believe that Dan is on his side will leaving him on the block so they can evict him on Thursday.
·         Shane offers himself as a pawn to Ian and Dan if they need him to be. (What?)
·         Shane tells Frank that he didn’t want to lose in the HoH competition. (Then why did you drop?)
·         Joe tells Danielle that Dan is telling Ian to put her on the block if someone is taken off. Danielle doesn’t believe Joe and confirms that he is lying with Ian.
·         Jenn and Danielle laugh that Frank thinks he can he enough votes to stay against Joe. (Jenn’s against Frank now too?)
·         Danielle is upset that Shane isn’t excited to share a bed with her. She then complains to Dan that he hasn’t kissed her since Day 27. (She’s crazy!)
·         Dan and Danielle discuss who they should take to the final three with them. Danielle thinks they should take Shane (obviously), and Dan thinks Jenn would be the best bet. (Danielle should leave the strategy to Dan and just stick to being bat shit crazy.)