Big Brother 15, Episode #1 – Let the Scheming and Backstabbing Begin!
It’s the premiere for BB15! I have been patiently waiting for this since last year. It’s been revealed that not two, but three House Guests are to be on the chosen for Eviction each week. This certainly raises a player’s chances at being put in the chopping block. Let’s go and find out how the first episode played out.
This season there are 16 House Guests competing for the $500 000 prize. Julie Chen welcomed the viewers and the audience present wearing a fabulous pink dress, and introduced us to footage of the House Guests finding out they were chosen to compete on BB15. Julie then has the House Guests come out in front of the set, and lets them into the House in groups of four.
Group #1 Group #2 Group #3 Group #4
Candice Elissa Helen Aaryn
GinaMaria Jeremy Jessie Amanda
Judd Kaitlin Nick David
Andy McCrae Howard Spencer
Alliances were also beginning to form for some of the House Guests while they were exploring the House. Elissa, who is past BB winner Rachel Reilly’s older sister, proposed to a bunch of the ladies in a room that they should create an all-girl alliance because it has never been done before. Most of them agreed with her idea, except for Jessie, who found Jeremy and David to forge their own alliance. Then there was Howard, Jeremy and Spencer, who also agreed to try and work together as a group.
After some time went by, Julie Chen called the House Guests to the Living Room to inform them of the first major twist of the season. Julie told them that three House Guests would be eligible for Eviction each week instead of two. This, of course, shocked the House Guests. She then turned off her connection to the House Guests and told the viewers and the live studio audience that the HoH would still be nominating two people, but a third party would be selecting the third nominee. She left us in suspense, wondering who it could be. Based off of what was going on at CBS.com, I guessed it was going to be America (the home viewers) getting this honour. Judd then proposed a toast, saying, “May all of our backs be padded when we get stabbed in them!” All of the House Guests laughed and clinked their champagne glasses. That was one the best BB toasts I’ve ever heard! It was funny and hopeful.
At the first HoH Competition called Popsicle Factory, the House Guests had to hang on for dear life for this endurance challenge as they were swung around, sprayed at with jets of water and other manners of goo, and beat with a large pair of lips and a tongue. This was the order the House Guests dropped out of the Competition: Judd, Howard, Amanda, Spencer, Helen, Candice, Jessie, Elissa, GinaMarie, Andy, Kaitlin, Aaryn.
At this point, since no one else was willing to drop, Julie presented the remaining House Guests with a prize. The next two House Guests would be able to have the chance to find a “No Have Not” Pass in one of two lunch pails sitting before them for their entire time in the House. They would be exempt from any Have Not punishments. This enticed David to let go, only for him to have chosen the empty one. Jeremy then jumped at the chance for this opportunity, winning the Pass by process of elimination.
This left Nick and McCrae to battle it out for HoH. Nick proposed a deal to McCrae where Nick would be safe from nominations this week. I’m not sure if McCrae agreed with him to get him to drop first or if he’ll go through with the deal, but McCrae agreed and Nick fell first, making McCrae, the pizza delivery boy, this season’s first HoH. After this win, just about everyone in the House has become suspicious of who McCrae really is.
Backtracking a bit, Judd became suspicious of Elissa. During the HoH competition, he and other House Guests found some of her facial features familiar, as if they’d seen them on a former player. Then it hit Judd that she looked like Rachel and they were sister! He didn’t let anyone else in on his revelation because information like this in the House is like having a $500 000 ticket handed to you. Elissa wouldn’t want this secret revealed! It would create a HUGE target on her back.
Julie Chen then had the House Guests gather back into the living room to announce how the third nominee would be chosen. Each week, America will be voting on who it thinks is the best player of the week, the BB MVP. This person will then secretly get to decide who the third nominee will be without their status being revealed. This is a huge advantage to anyone in the game, as it allows for that person to not to get blood on their hands while he or she is picking off an enemy or an ally. The first BB MVP will be chosen based on the strategies each of the House Guests revealed to America before they entered the House. The first BB MVP will be informed of their status after Tuesday’s Veto Competition.
Woohoo! Was that a great premiere episode or what! I think this is one of BB’s better twists they’ve come up with for the game. How will McCrae improve his social game after his reign of HoH is over? Who will become BB’s first MVP, and who will be this season’s first nominees? Hopefully, these questions will be answered in the next episode of Big Brother.
Until my next post, Readers!