Big Brother 15, Episode # 14 – Doing the Dirty Work of Others
I’m still shaking my head at the House’s decision to keep Aaryn in the House! Really, House Guests? Sure, Kaitlin was good at competitions, but she doesn’t stay focused like Aaryn does. Kaitlin was ready to jump ship from Team Aaryn to Howard and Spencer’s new alliance and do whatever anyone swayed her to do. Aaryn, on the other hand, isn’t as easily swayed. She’s a dangerous player, and anyone making a deal with her will end up out of the House before her. Now that Aaryn is HoH again, will she have another bout of HoH-itis? As for Elissa, we saw a bit of her own catty nature come out when she was teasing Amanda about her “sexy” outfit for McCrae’s birthday. Will she start becoming the mean girl she had begged Aaryn for? Read on and find out!
The House was reeling from Aaryn’s rise to HoH power after the HoH Competition. While Aaryn and Jessie were celebrating in BB Bathroom, new showmance Candice and Howard were worried about their safety in the game. They were also worried about the deal Jessie told them about involving Helen and Aaryn. Jessie overheard the deal struck by Helen about keeping Aaryn safe in return for the decision-making power over her nominations should Aaryn become HoH this week. Howard and Candice didn’t like how this plan went down, nor that Helen and Elissa were still calling the shots around the House.
Aaryn, Spencer and GinaMarie were discussing Spencer’s safety in the House. Aaryn explained to Spencer that she wanted to keep him safe this week, but she was getting pressure from the “power” in the House to put Howard and himself up for Eviction. Spencer told Aaryn what I would have said to her, which was to do what you wanted to do since this was her HoH week, not theirs. Spencer was doing anything possible to sway her decision to save Howard and himself from the block.
Helen and Aaryn speak privately in one of the various BB Rooms. Helen first congratulated Aaryn for her HoH win. Helen told Aaryn that Candice was aware of the deal the tow of them have. Aaryn promised she would take all the heat in order to uphold her end of the deal. Aaryn might be starting to cause some dissension the Mom Squad by saying to Helen that she thought Elissa leaked the details of the deal to Candice. Oh, Aaryn! Such a good move on your part! Don’t get me wrong, Readers, I love the Mom Squad, but this is how you take advantage of the cracks an alliance! I’ll tip my hat to you, Aaryn, for that move!
Aaryn’s comments may have actually planted a seed in Helen’s head as she went to Amanda, McCrae and Judd to talk about Helen’s deal with Aaryn. They agreed with Aaryn, saying that it was probably Elissa who spilled the beans about the deal to Candice. Helen then went on about how Elissa was ruining her game-play by her assumed actions. Helen, why don’t you just talk to Elissa about your suspicions instead of asking others about their thoughts on the matter. If Elissa did tell Candice, then be mad at her. Then again, if Helen goes to her with this, it could further enrage Elissa against Aaryn, taking Elissa’s head more out of the game.
Spencer was still trying to change Aaryn’s mind about putting Spencer and Howard on the block. He suggested to create a power shift in the House by nominating those in power for Eviction. Aaryn came clean to Spencer about the deal she has with Helen, and how her hands are tied. Spencer then told Aaryn that she could have protection in the House to help her to stay so Aaryn could turn her back on Helen’s deal.
Howard wanted to plead his case to Aaryn as well. Aaryn also told Howard about Helen’s deal, and couldn’t go against it because she was going along with what the majority of the House wanted. Howard also told Aaryn this was the time to shake things up in the House, and to also know who her friends in the House were., is this your idea of taking the “heat” for going along with Helen’s deal to keep your behind safe? This is more along the lines of you opening the door to the BB House for Helen to be evicted next week! Aaryn said she would ultimately do what was best for her game where nominations were concerned.
Sirens went off in the BB House, and all of the House Guests were guided into the BB Living Room. The TV turned on, and who should appear but Poppy Montgomery promoting the season premiere of her show, Unforgettable. She was also the host of the this week’s Have-Not Competition called Unexpectedly Unforgettable. This one was a tricky one. The House Guests were split, again, into teams of three, Purple, Orange and Green. Here is a list of the team members:
Purple – Helen, Spencer, Howard, Jessica
Orange – Elissa, Andy, McCrae, Aaryn
Green – Candice, GinaMarie, Judd, Amanda.
This challenge was to be done in two parts. In Part 1, each team had to collect items from their makeshift evidence lockers in the BB Backyard, then stack them in the correct order. The teams wanted to finish first during this part because they would receive an advantage for Part 2 of the challenge. Team Orange won Part 1, followed by Team Purple and Team Green.
Part 2 of this competition is where everything gets more difficult. The teams then had to remember where all of their evidence went in their evidence lockers. Each team would also receive a picture with a certain number of of their items belonged. The advantage Team Orange received was that they got a picture that revealed where 10 of the 24 items belonged. Team Purple got a picture that showed where 9 of their items went, and Team Green got a picture where 8 of their items belonged. After trying to unlock their memories, Team Orange won Part 2 of this challenge, followed by Team Purple, meaning that Team Green would have to be the Have-Nots for the week.
After Candice and Howard talk about trying to convince Aaryn to not nominate Howard and Spencer, Howard gets Candice to try to go for this plan, putting up Amanda and McCrae in their place. Once Candice pitched this idea, Aaryn stuck to her sorry story about voting with the numbers this week to keep herself in the House. Candice tried to tell Aaryn that she was trusting the wrong people in the House, but in true Aaryn fashion, she tuned Candice out. How rude! Come on, Aaryn, at least try to repair some relationships in the House and just listen to Candice for a second! You never know when knowing what information in this House could be beneficial for your game!
Candice went back to Howard with the bad news. Howard was surprised because he didn’t get this impression of Aaryn’s mood the night before. Candice was now worried about a target being placed on her back because she brought this up to Aaryn, and Aaryn wasn’t receptive. When Candice mentions she wants to go home, this triggers a mini fight between the newest showmance in the House. Oh, no! Keep it together, guys!
Aaryn, Elissa, GinaMarie and Jessie were in the HoH Room talking about how Howard and Spencer were “scammers”, and how the “super-people” (Helen and Amanda) wouldn’t change their minds about who was to be nominated. Jessie said she would support anyone Aaryn picks to nominate. That’s saying a lot, since Jessie is floating around to everyone in the House to save her own skin. Aaryn knew that Spencer and Howard were not targeting her, but she’s choosing to do Amanda and Helen’s dirty work.
At the Nomination Ceremony, after all the keys were retrieved, Aaryn’s choices for nominations were as everyone thought: Howard and Spencer. Aaryn said it was nothing personal against them, and that this was the best choice for her game. Ha! Howard, following his faith, said that his destiny was not in the hands of anyone else but the Man upstairs, and that it wasn’t his time to go yet. Elissa was elated that she wasn’t on the block considering her relationship with Aaryn. Spencer said he was going to fight to stay in the House. Helen was happy tat Aaryn stuck to her end of the deal.
Oh, Readers! I can’t wait for this decision to blow up in Aaryn’s face! She was so played by Helen and Amanda. I don’t care what deal you agreed to, you never do anyone’s dirty work! It will just turn around on you, sending you packing the next week. Howard and Spencer, as much as I am all for the ladies ruling this game, I think they made a terrible mistake in nominating you two this week. There are bigger fish to fry than the two of you. Who will America, as the MVP again this week, pick for the third nominee for Eviction? Will Howard or Spencer get themselves off the block? Will Howard and Candice’s showmace last beyond the next episode? You’ll see if you pop back to visit my blog!
Until my next post, Readers!