Big Brother 15, Episode #15 – Just Say What You Mean, Howard!
Howard and Spencer are in hot water as they have been put up on the block by Aaryn. No one was shocked, but these gentlemen were plenty fired up to try and get them out of trouble, forcing someone else to take their place for Eviction. One way to do this is by making an appeal to your fellow House Guests to say their minds about you being up on the block. Do Howard and Spencer sweet talk their way into the House Guests’ hearts, or do they dig themselves a deeper hole to get out of? Let’s read on and find out!
After the Nomination Ceremony, Helen went to Aaryn to thank her for sticking to their deal. What Helen didn’t know was that Aaryn was telling anyone while she wasn’t around that she was being forced to put Spencer and Howard up by the power or majority of the House (Helen and Amanda), and everyone else understood what was understood by that. Elissa made her way to the HoH Room and graciously thanked Aaryn as well for doing as she promised, as well as for not putting Elissa up for Eviction. Elissa even mentioned the possibility of working with her more in the future. Please, Elissa, please let this be just words to butter Aaryn up before you try to send her packing next week via the back door!
Meanwhile, in the Have-Not Room, Howard went to pray to clear his mind and calm down. Jessie disturbed him to tell him she was sad he was on the block, and that he was one of the people who deserved to win this game because of who he was and what he does for everyone in the House. Howard was touched by Jessie’s words, and said he would fight to stay in the game. I’m not sure just how sincere Jessie’s words were to Howard because of her pledge of support for Aaryn’s nominations in the last episode of BB 15. Did she say this to make Howard think he had her on his side, or did she truly mean it? I guess only time will tell.
McCrae and Spencer had a private conversation about the nominations. McCrae told Spencer that he wasn’t the target for the week. McCrae also confessed in the Diary Room that he would want rather work with Spencer than Howard because he felt that Spencer would be more loyal to him than Howard would. Spencer, on the other hand, confessed he didn’t trust McCrae and the reason why Howard was on the block was because he would not bend to the will of others in the House, so that made him a threat to others in the House.
Howard confessed to Spencer that he was loosing faith in staying, and that he needed another week in the House to campaign to change the minds of some of the other House Guests. He also felt that he was being targeted by someone in the House, so he believed that calling a House Meeting and talking to the other players would be is best chance at clearing up any sort of negative notions anyone had about him. I think that calling the House Meeting was not a bad idea, but the way Howard presented his case to the House is not what you want to do in the BB game. Instead of just saying what he meant in a clear and concise manner, Howard went off on a tangent, using his metaphors in a way that others in the House didn’t understand. They just tuned him out after a while. Howard, just speak plainly, and they will get it, and maybe not see you as this shady character who can’t be trusted. The House Guests were so confused by Howard’s speech that some of them felt as though he was targeting them. It didn’t help that Amanda caught on to this paranoia, and added fuel to this fire, either.
Amanda and McCrae were feeling too comfortable in the game. While in the hammock in the BB Backyard, Elissa joined them to talk about who the MVP was for the past few weeks. Elissa suggested Andy because e just seemed too comfortable in the House. Once Elissa left, Amanda and McCrae just shook their heads at Elissa’s suggestion, further believing that she was the MVP, and that she was trying to shift the target onto another player. They also felt that Elissa was targeting them, so they were even more on Elissa watch than they were before.
The House was called to the BB Living Room by Aaryn for the MVP’s Nomination and the Veto Players Selection Meeting. When America’s MVP pick this week appeared on the screen, the House was shocked once again…it was Amanda! You could see the wheels turning in her head for the rest of the meeting as to who put her up for nomination. She confessed she now thought it was Howard who was the MVP, and he wanted to take some of the eat off of him by having her on the block with Spencer and himself. Aaryn drew the other two names of the players for the Power of Veto Competition. They were Jessie and Candice. Aaryn chose Helen as this week’s Host for the competition.
McCrae took this opportunity to try and spook Spencer into playing harder for the Veto by telling Spencer that Howard was the MVP, and he was trying to mess Spencer up. Spencer saw right through McCrae’s ruse, putting more mistrust in Spencer’s head about McCrae.
After the meeting, Amanda and Howard had a conversation in the Have-Not Room. She had to ask him if e was the MVP for the week, and why he would put her up on the block. Howard had to tell her over and over again that he was not the MVP. Amanda still couldn’t trust Howard, and this gave her even more of a reason to see Howard walk through the BB Front Door this week.
Back in Time was the name of the POV Competition this week. The House Guests had to walk through the Time Transporter to go back in time (really they walked through a mini room in the BB Backyard built for this competition) to the Mesozoic era (this was the time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth). They had to find the broken pieces of the PoV were scattered all over the place, then put the PoV back together. Once they did this, they had to jump on their stump to be declared the winner of the PoV. This competition was a hard one to watch because so many players this week were horrible at putting puzzles together. This competition really came down to Amanda and Spencer, as they were the only ones who were close to putting the puzzle together. In the end, Spencer came out victorious, winning the PoV for himself.
Amanda was happy about this outcome because Howard, her target for the week, was still stuck on the block. She was still hoping everyone was going to stick to the plan to evict Howard this week. Aaryn didn’t like Spencer coming off the block because this meant she had to nominate another person in his place, putting more blood on her hands and an even bigger target on her back.
Luckily for Aaryn, she received a lot of help to come to a decision as to who this replacement should be. In the HoH Room, Aaryn, along with Amanda, McCrae, Andy and Helen were brainstorming who should be on the block. Aaryn felt that Candice should be on the block because she was a major thorn in her side for most of the game so far, and she would be glad to see her go. Helen said she would tell Candice she tried to say Aaryn’s choice, but there was nothing she could do to change Aaryn’s mind. Wow Helen! Way to protect your ally who cracked the Moving Company information to you. What a show of loyalty. Andy said it was a no-brainer decision for Aaryn to make.
Howard and Candice’s ears must have been ringing because they felt as though if they were going to make it through the week, they needed to have Helen the Puppet-Master on their side. Candice then went to Helen to see what Helen could do to keep them off the block. Helen tried to tell Candice there was nothing she could do to change Aaryn’s mind about keeping Candice off the block, but Candice wouldn’t except what Helen had to say to her. Candice was willing to make deals to keep the two of them safe, but Helen refused to help her. Candice got so fed up with Helen that she called Helen out, asking her whether she was her ally or not. Helen pretty much threw her hands in the air and gave up on the conversation.
Helen didn’t like how Candice called her out, so she decided to start a smear campaign against her to Aaryn and the rest of her cohorts. Helen lied, saying that Candice threatened Helen about coming after all of them, and they all believed Helen.
At the Veto Ceremony, as expected, Spencer took himself off the block. Aaryn then replaced Spencer with Candice as this week’s third nominee for Eviction. Candice swore she was going after Helen and Elissa if she stayed in the House after this week. Howard decided if he was going to be in the House after this week that Amanda and McCrae were going to be his targets.
A lot happened in this episode of BB 15. Hopefully Howard didn’t end his game by that speech he gave to the House. I love that Candice is now on fire, ready to play this game, too. Helen doesn’t see she’s alienating more of her allies. If she and Elissa are not careful, the two of them will on the block should some one she has turned er back on becomes HoH next week. Who will the House decide to evict? Who will be the next HoH? Come back to my blog and find out!
Until my next post, Readers!