Here is a brief update about one of our favorite things, forbidden talk about Production.
This morning on the East Coast, Jason and James are still out there sitting on the West Coast backyard couches, shooting the breeze about a variety of forbidden topics, as follows:
* They discussed the "old lady" that they both saw during the casting process. I've heard Jason say in the past that he saw James and Da'Vonne on the "first spaceship" (i.e. the first group of casting semi-finalists), so this "old lady" must have been an original applicant.
Jason: She had fluffy hair, like your mama would have....
James: She was probably about 41. I wonder why she didn't make it.
Jason: I'd say she was closer to 52. And I wonder why any of us did make it.
* James says that he loved it when the "hotties" came by his hotel room to measure him for costumes and such. After BB warned him to stop talking about Production, James said "how would they know what I'm talking about?"
Jason: Oh, they know exactly what you're talking about.
* James says his favorite moment was when "R.K." came by his hotel room. (Robyn Kass!!!!)
Jason: Yeah, she's my boo.
James: She smelled so good...that perfume....I think she must have sprayed it on right before she came in my room.
Jason: Ha...we both love her but for different reasons.
Production warned them to stop talking about this topic.
Jason She's probably sitting back there right now, saying "hit that damn button!". She'll be there on Thursday....I'll see her on Thursday.
* The guy who cast Jason (probably a member of Robyn's staff), said Jason was the second gay guy in a the last two seasons that he cast for the show.
Jason: He said, you've got to make it farther than Frankie did last year....but Frankie made it to five...so no, He didn't make it farther than Frankie. Sorry.
* James said he can't wait to get his hands on his phone.
James: I've got so many girls to text and hook up with...
Jason: It's like, I'm out of jail, bitches! But I'm kind of used to this mic pac, putting it in my pocket like my phone, hanging it off the back of my pants...
James: But no one ever calls me on it.
Jason: No, no one ever calls. But I can't wait to talk to my girls at home...those bitches are going to GO OFF about all of this.
* James said that when BB Production came to his home to "shoot his package", they filmed him shooting skeet. (True.)
Jason: And you said that "they" shot some skeet too?
James: Yeah. It was their first time doing that. And then "they" went to What-a-Burger, and it was their first time for that. It was in Texas.
Jason: I've never even heard of What-a-Burger...we don't have that at home.
James: Well, you haven't lived then..
(I don't eat meat anymore, but I visited the What-a-Burger near FSU many times on the way home from the bars. It was open 24 hours, and the food is made fresh, but you had to wait what seemed like hours for your food. There were always a lot of drunk college kids and drifters in there at that hour, too, because a really seedy dive bar that was popular with the locals was about a block away. Sometimes there were drunken fights in the parking lot, but most people just wanted to grab their damn bag of burgers and go home to pass out.)
***AND NOW, A LIST OF THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO***
Now that we've all talked about Production, let's go over a list of things we can still look forward to in this game.
1. Jason might not actually be evicted.
I know things may look dreary now, but he only needs five votes to stay. I feel like he has James and Meg, and maybe Steve. I know Steve sees Jason as a rival, but I have heard him say to himself a number of times that he wanted Becky out of the game. So he might vote for Jason to stay.
And Clay and Shelli are getting super-shady, so they very well might cast votes for Jason to stay. And that would be five right there, not counting any hinky votes from Judas. And you JUST KNOW that Production would rather keep Jason in the game then Becky....so they will ask plenty of questions in the DR to get people thinking before they cast their vote.
And Thursday is at least a month away, so there is still plenty of hope for Jason.
2. The Battle for Liz lies directly ahead.
Someone is going home on Thursday night, but we all know that both of The Twins will be unleashed and will participate in the the next HoH competition. But the real competition will be for Liz....because there is nothing stronger than a bond between sisters, particularly twin sisters.
And we are already aware that Julia LOATHES Austin. She is not going to stand for Liz laying around with the Big Hairy Dummy draped all over her. Julia may try to pretend that she's cool with him, but we've seen Julia try to fake being bubbly before, and that was certainly a stretch.
We also know that Liz is not really into Austin, so I have to believe that Austin will soon be racked with heartbreak over Liz like, not liking him.
Austin, potentially: I'm like, racked with heartbreak because Liz, like, doesn't like me.
And then Anger will set in....and maybe the Thirst for Revenge. Against Julia, of course. And I don't think Thickums is going to stand for her sister being treated like that.
I'll bet we'll get to see Thickums turn into Cruella like that (three snaps).
3. The game is about to get real for Barbie and Ken.
Shelli and Clay have been playing both sides, and they are about to pay the price for that. I've heard them say to each other that they're playing a great game, and that "they are fooling everyone".
But this whole switch from Austin as the target to Jason is putting them directly in the middle of the radar. Right after the PoV Ceremony, the two of them acted like they didn't know anything about it.
(But of course, they know ALL about it.)
And Clay went directly to Meg and assured her he was as surprised to see Jason on the block as she was. And Jackie started interrogating the two of them right in the middle of the backyard, making them very uncomfortable. Noticeably uncomfortable.
(And both Meg and Jackie now know that Clay and Shelli lied...and are not happy about that.)
Vanessa knows that Clay and Shelli are denying culpability. And Liz notices it, too. Even Austin has been saying he hopes Clay and Shelli don't throw Vanessa under the bus.
And Liz is going to totally take Vanessa's side in this, since Vanessa was the only house guest to ask Julia directly about being A Twin, and then work to save The Twins.
4. When Shelli takes her gloves off, she is going to BLOW.
Shelli has already warned us that she has a hot temper, and when she gets mad, we'd better watch out. I've seen that a few times....like when she yelled at Audrey to "get the fuck out of here", or yesterday when she went off on Clay for not following orders.
Now, maybe that was slop-induced, but when someone eff's with Clay, you can see the storm cloud roll in on Shelli's face.
And people are certainly going to eff with Clay....in fact, I think this will happen very soon.
Shelli is going to give us all a show. A reality show. I'm not saying that her usual sweet persona is fake, I'm just saying that she has an opposing side, too.
And I expect that side to be at least 63% more entertaining for the SuperFans.
5. Judas may show up soon. For real.
Now, we've all been disappointed by Austin before. Many, many, many, many times.
But I'm thinking things might change soon...for one thing, the Battle for Liz lies directly ahead (see #2 above). But also, I've heard Austin make the following statements to himself and the cameras, and also to Liz and Vanessa.
* "Judas is back...Judas is back...Judas is back. He's not going anywhere."
* "I'm tired of this goddamned sing-a-long in here...I'm ready to fight."
* "Fuck that bitch...she's next." (about Jackie)
* "Fuck that liar....I'm just going to sit and stare at him." (about Jason)
* "If someone comes at you, they're going to get me instead...I'll go right for them" (to Vanessa)
So let's do this, Judas. If we'e going to be stuck together for a few more weeks, let's make Judas official. Go ahead and be the heel. I dare you.
6. Vanessa can't play for HoH next week.
Ya'll know I love Vanessa Rousso. But damn. I need a break. This was exhausting.
7. Sweater weather will be here in a few weeks.
I walked my dog at 6:30 am today, and was sweating my butt off out there. The heat and humidity are stifling. There is an air quality warning today, because it is do difficult to breathe out there.
But fall is coming and will be here before we know it. Austin is already wearing a shirt at least 37% more around the BB house.
So that is cause for celebration.
Now let's all cheer up and carry on.