I think everyone who competed in the BoB competition got to attend the dinner, even Becky and Clay, the losers. I was surprised at that part. No one understands what took so long for Production to set up the backyard for this....they say the set looked just like the BoB competition, but with a new backdrop.
(I think Vanessa got to pick a few people to join the winners, and she picked Becky and Clay since she put them on the block. I think she picked Austin, too.)
I'm guessing the Outback wanted to approve everything, since they are paying for it. I also noticed that last night during the CBS Sunday night show, some former house guests were tweeting about how much they love the Outback, with a promotional link. Former house guests like Janelle and Nicole from BB16. I wonder if they get paid cash or free meals? Either one is good, I guess.
Anyway, people got dressed up for the dinner. You can see that James wore a shirt and tie with his visor for the occasion.
That tie tack though......do people even wear those anymore? I guess the objective there is to keep your tie out of your plate, but I guess I'm just shocked that James brought a tie tack into the house.
Everyone gathered around to hear about the dinner. They were surprised that it was so fast---they went outside at 8:00 pm BBT, and came back in the house about 8:50 pm.
Liz: They hurried us..we were eating and they asked if we were ready for dessert.
James describes the food, saying that they had huge T-bone steaks for the guys.
Jason: We had big steaks, and mac and cheese with that crispy crust on top, served in a skillet.
Shelli was squealing in a VERY annoying way about all of this, probably because Clay was involved in the meal.
James: And we had a big cookie cake, and he (Clay) had broccoli and cheese...
Shelli in a dog whistle octave: Oh, you got your broccoli and cheese! And your mac and cheese!
Someone asked about the Blooming Onion, but James reports they did not get to eat that.
Becky reports that there was a guy out there cooking the steaks on a grill, and they had a waiter who was probably a Production employee.
Becky: You should have seen the guys faces when they saw those huge steaks sizzling. But they served us different steaks, and left those big ones on the grill.
They think the steaks on the grill will be eaten by the "Beefcakes" on the Production crew.
Jason: Well we want to go out there and smoke cigarettes, bitches! They better take their food and go home!
(Later the house guests could hear cheering and talking in the backyard as the Beefcakes had their own little party. I guess that is where that Open Bar comes in....)
Liz: When I walked out there and saw the bar set up, I thought we were going to have an open bar and I was excited. But they just gave us margaritas that were already made...the bottles were for show. And I asked for another drink and they said "no, we can't give you one".
Jackie: I told you...CBS has a two-drink minimum....
Liz: The guys had those huge big steaks, and the girls had these cute little filet mignons, with portabello mushrooms on top!
Everyone: Ohhhhh Ummmm...
Poor Jason. He doesn't know it yet, but he's going on the block after Clay uses his PoV. I think there is still a chance that Becky may be voted out though, but I guess it depends on who is seen as the bigger threat in the house.
You can see Becky Burgess smiling from the memory wall over Jason's shoulder. I don't think she needs to smile so much this early in the week....Jason came here to play and I trust he will accept being nominated and fight back somehow.
I'm sure Liz is glad that she's the Twin in the house right now, to eat that delicious dinner. I wonder if Production delivered an Outback dinner to Julia, wherever she is?
James and Meg have been running around feeling good about their game, calling themselves The Goblins. The PoV ceremony is going to hit Meg as hard as it will hit Jason. Everyone thinks that Jason is the leader of that group, so taking him out will have the biggest impact.
I think Vanessa is going to do something sassy, like look at Austin when she says she has to nominate someone, but hopes they will understand why she needed to do it, and respect her decision later so they can be friends. Then she is going to say Jason's name.
Ugh. Good TV, but a big disappointment.
Clay and James are moaning and groaning about how full they are.
James: It hurts to breathe, Clay, it hurts.
They work on getting out of their dinner attire and into something more comfortable.
James: I need to put on my fat clothes now.
(Look at Clay's bod. Life just isn't fair.)
Liz came in the room to grab a change of clothing, too, saying it's time to wear sweat pants.
Clay: Now is the time when I need a comfy bed...not that dentist chair!
James: Yeah. I think sleeping is the only way to get over this. You might even be able to sleep in that chair, Clay.
Clay doesn't think so.
Upstairs Vanessa is digesting, too, and says they probably had 3,000 calories of meat tonight, and she hopes that will get Clay through the Have Not week. Jackie was in the room, too, and kept asking about Austin, and how she thinks he will react to being put on the block.
(Jackie has no idea what the real plan is....)
Liz prepared to take a nap on the HoH couch, too, and chatted with Vanessa after Jackie left the room.
Liz: Austin is just moping around now, and I told him that he's getting a second chance to play in here, and he should be doing what Dan Gheesling or whatever the fuck that nerd's name is did...
Vanessa cracks up. It was funny.
Later, Clay and Shelli had a little fight that is being discussed all over the internet. But really, it was such a non-event that it is ridiculous to even waste time on, as you will see.
Basically sometime after 2:00 am BBT, Shelli was putting on make up and is obviously not enjoying being a Have Not. She's not sleeping right, she's not eating right, and she's in a shitty mood and is taking it out on Clay.
The two of them were talking, and Shelli asked Clay to come across the room to talk to her. Clay didn't refuse to do that (that I could see, anyway), but didn't jump up and go running like Shelli asked him to. So she exploded.
Shelli: CLAY! I WANT YOU TO COME OVER HERE SO YOU CAN TALK TO ME WHILE I'M GETTING READY! I LOOK LIKE FUCKING SHIT RIGHT NOW AND I DON'T WANT TO STAND RIGHT IN FRONT OF THAT CAMERA OVER THERE! I DON'T KNOW HOW ELSE TO SAY IT!
Shelli turned her back and then stormed out of the room.
Clay was surprised by this, and did what guys do sometimes. Retreat and avoid. Because sometimes that is all you can do.
When I read that Shelli and Clay had a fight, I was thinking that they probably staged it to make it seem like there was a rift between them. But this "fight" was so stupid...it wasn't even a real fight, just Shelli being pissy at Clay.
And here is Shelli repeating this exciting story word-for-word to Liz in the Have Not room.
Liz: Yeah...you just needed some space....I get that.
Clay: Yeah.....I don't know what that was about...
Becky: Well, you've been living together for a month...and that's like six months in here.
And Austin was pacing around in the bedroom, talking to himself, saying "Judas is back....Judas is not going away....Judas is back...".
And here he is with one of the Squirrel costume heads.....I really wanted to see Austin get the boot on live TV and then have a total breakdown about the Twins, but looking on the bright side, it will be fun to see the interaction he has (and doesn't have) with Julia, who "loathes him".