Big Brother 15, Episode #5 – Letting the Fur Fly for All the Wrong Reasons

Hey Readers! I wasn’t too pleased with the ladies during this episode.  It’s as if they have never seen this show before, and they are all playing with their hearts, not with their heads.  It sucks to see this so early in the game, too.  As well, a new HoH was crowned, and two of this weeks three nominees for Eviction were announced.  Read on to get all caught up on the action.

The episode began with the House Guests still battling it out in the HoH Competition.  There were also flashback sequences with what some of the House Guests remembered before and after the Live Vote and Eviction took place.  Aaryn was still dealing with David’s Eviction, while other blind-sided House Guests like Helen, Candice and GinaMarie were wondering why David was evicted when they were all told it was Elissa’s time to leave.

After a lot slips, slides and glides across the greased surface they were competing in, Jeremy and Aaryn were the victorious pair in this HoH Competition.  When asked by McCrae, who took over hosting duties from Julie Chen, which one of them would be HoH, Jeremy “relinquished” the title over to Aaryn.  I said “relinquished” because he really gave it over to her for strategic purposes.  He wanted to be in her good books, and she was not his, or the Moving Company’s  target at the moment.  He also wanted the chance to compete in the next HoH Competition next week.  I think this was a brilliant idea!  Use the HoH as your puppet, so you have the power without any of the blood on your hands from any decisions made by the HoH.  I tip my hat to you, Jeremy!

One of the advantages if being HoH this week was that this person was able to choose who the Have-Nots would be.  Aaryn, who was suffering from HoH-itis already, calls out the House, asking the House Guests which one if them voted for David to leave.  Smartly, no one piped up to confess.  She then went after those she felt were her enemies from last week, naming Elissa, Candice, Andy and Helen as this week’s Have-Nots. Elissa was upset, not for being named a Have-Not, but for Helen to have to suffer this fate two weeks in a row.

Andy, thinking to soften Aaryn up, decided to go to her and, while lying through his teeth, confessed to Aaryn that he had been one of the House Guests who voted David out.  But Andy stressed it was due to all of the pressure other members of the House were putting him under, and he wanted to avoid be a target in the House. Aaryn believed his story of woe, as she was sobbing uncontrollably. Good work, Andy! Way to save your butt!

Aaryn then showed off her HoH Room to the rest of the House. Once again, it was so weird to see the House Guests so early in the game dreading to see an HoH Room. The House Guests shuffled into Aaryn’s room with forced smiles on their faces.  Along with the normal luxuries of the House were Aaryn’s personal items from home. One of them was a creepy clown that only Aaryn seemed to like.

Aaryn noticed that many of the other competitors were not as enthusiastic as she was about being there, so she said that anyone who didn’t want to be there could leave. Elissa perked up, and left the room, saying that being up there was fun. Yeah, you could hear so much sarcasm dripping from Elissa’s voice when she said that! Even though a statement like that could wind Elissa in trouble, I’m glad that she had the nerve to do what no one else would, and be honest about how she felt about being there. Still, not a fan of Elissa’s, but I’m a big believer in not sucking up to anyone for anything. I respect Elissa more for that.

Later on, Aaryn and her cohorts, GinaMarie, Kaitlin and Jeremy were trying to figure out who should be considered for Eviction this week. Nick waltzed into the room to be part of the festivities. Besides Elissa and Helen, Candice and Howard were brought up as possibilities. Jeremy, doing the Moving Company’s dirty work, was trying to divert her attention from those in his alliance.

Howard and Amanda each were in the Diary Room talking privately about Aaryn, GinaMarie and Kaitlin’s racist and homophobic comments around the House. They were both upset, at both what was coming out if their mouths and at how they didn’t have the courage to say these things when these people were around. While I’m happy that they were speaking about it, none of them said or did anything to stop the comments, either.  I know, they were afraid of Aaryn targeting them if they stepped up, but I’m the type of person who would have said something. There is no dollar amount in the world that would have kept my mouth shut about this! All it really would have taken was for one person to step up to these, dare I say, bullies, and then others would have fallen in line, like last season when Willie Hantz was accused of bullying the other House Guests, and was tossed from the game because he put his hands on Joe Arvin. Hopefully something will happen to these ladies that will open their eyes to what they’re saying and they’ll smarten up.

Elsewhere in the House, Candice and Helen were in the Have-Not Room discussing the Vote against David.  Candice’s light bulb went off above her head when she started to piece together that there may be an all-guy alliance in the House based on how they were approached about who to vote for last week. They think that Spencer, Jeremy and Nick were members, and were on the fence about Howard’s involvement.  Finally, the women-folk were catching on!  Instead of sharpening their claws at each other they are thinking about the game.

Helen and Aaryn had a heart-to heart in another Room of the House.  Helen said they got off on the wrong foot, but, Aaryn saved her this week, they could start working together against others in the House and, eventually, run the House. Aaryn took what she had to say under consideration, but didn’t tell her whether she would take Helen up on her offer or not.

The Moving Company was looking for a scapegoat for their actions last week, and they came up one: Amanda.  They wanted to have Aaryn believe that Amanda was the mastermind behind David’s departure, pinning the women against each other while creating a smoke screen for themselves.  Jeremy then got straight to work for the team, and went straight up to the HoH Room and told Aaryn his information.  Aaryn was upset about this news, but didn’t tell Jeremy who her nominees would be.

At the Nomination Ceremony, it was revealed that Elissa and Helen were two of this week’s nominees.  Aaryn chose Elissa because she was apparently the reason why David left.  Helen was up there because she was Elissa’s greatest ally in the House, so if Helen left, it would be revenge for David, her best friend in the House, leaving.  Elissa and Helen were not surprised about their nominations, saying they would both fight to stay and fight. Nick was cool with Aaryn’s decision because Elissa was their real target, and he said that the Moving Company got.her bags packed.last week, and were now ready to ship her out the door and out of the game.

You know that euphoric feeling I had a few paragraphs ago.  It got replaced by my head once again shaking at the women in this game. What happened to wanting to have an all-lady alliance? Yeah, that idea went through the window as soon as it was brought up. Candice needs to smoke the Moving Company out to stop their reign of terror. Oh, I forgot to mention that the Have-Nots were having liver and Lima beans along with their BB slop. Yum! Will Elissa or Helen save themselves by winning the PoV? Will the ladies catch on to the Moving Company before it’s too late? Will anyone stop the hurtful comments being said in the House? Hopefully it will happen in the next episode.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

***UPDATE***

I forgot to add that there is another House Guest how has been sharing their views with the rest of the House, and will be feeling the consequences once they leave the game.  Spencer has been seen/heard on the live 24-hour feed voicing his racist/misogynistic/homophobic views around the House as well. Spencer is currently on a leave of absence from his job at Union Pacific, and the company released a statement saying that Spencer’s views and comments are not shared by them.  Most people are guessing that he will be the third House Guest to loose their job once they return to the real world.

3 Comments

  1. Martti Malmi the Bully on the Bitcointalk Forum

    July 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

    To a Bitcointalk.org outsider or a lurker, it can be a bit intimidating submitting a post on this forum as a newbie. Not knowing all the ins and outs and who knows who, it can be a bit daunting. The TOS (terms of service) or forum rules here only serve to favour the regulars and bullies if there is some flaming going on in a particular thread. Most of these bullies are moderators who double up as ‘hero members.’ One such bully is Sirius aka Thymos aka Martti Malmi.

    Well, I can deal with bullies on forums, trolls and the like a lot easier if I didn’t have to worry about the forum administrators protecting them! I get tired of myself and others being dismissed as oversensitive or censored when we fight back against bullies. So much for free speech!

    1. Reese Speaks

      July 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Martti Malmi!

      I understand where you are coming from. I just don’t like it when some people run their mouths about other people, making fun of them or spewing racial/ethnic/homophobic stereotypes or comments.

      I was also letting those who read my blog know what was happening in the show, and how the House Guests were treating each other. I believe it was wrong for these ladies to say what they were saying about the other House Guests, especially behind their backs as though they are better than their competitors because of how they are different, yet didn’t have the guts to say these things to their faces. They were afraid of the potential repercussions they would receive from the other House Guests if they said it so everyone would hear it. It just sucks that some people can’t see others positively for their differences and see and treat them as equals.

      I’m sorry you feel as though you are not able to defend yourself against those who are offending you. I just wish those who had offended you would have used more tact, or have put their comments in a different manner so you wouldn’t have been offended by them and then feel compelled to defend yourself.

      I hope this helps.

      Thanks for reading my post!

      Reese.

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