Thursday, July 2, 2015

Scenes From Today - Preparation for the 1st Live Show - #BB17

The house guests are locked inside as the backyard is prepared for the live show.  Austin got up early today, and did his stretches in the living room.


Liz got up early, too strolling though the house.  I'm sure the Have Nots had a new lease on life today, since their big dinner last night. Or I guess it's possible they had a rough night, like the Survivors do after they win a food reward.  (If you know someone who has played Survivor, you should ask them about that sometime.)


Da'Vonne and James stared at the memory wall, muttering to each other under their hands.  These two are plotting, big time.  They feel they are solid with Jason, but James says they need two more people to make it work.  He suggests Jeff and Meg.


James looks at Liz's picture and tells her that it looks nothing like her.  Liz (or Julia, whatever) did a good job deflecting attention from this.

Liz:  Oh yeah.  Well now I have these long dark roots.

Day asked her if she requested color to touch it up (they only get that if they are HoH) and Liz launched into talking about how she used to use "Sun In" on her hair and it caused a lot of damage.

(I think that picture must be a morph between Liz and Julia.  Has to be, right?)


They discuss James' picture and how wacky it is.  His hair has grown a lot, already.


At one point Day whispered to James "stay right there for a minute" and walked off the screen for a short time.  She came right back and apparently had walked down the hall to see if she could see James in his seat.  She couldn't, so she came back and told him that spot was a "safe place" to sit and talk, and that it was probably legit because it is right in front of the memory wall.

That Day is smart, but very paranoid.


After the HoH lockdown, Da'Vonne spent some time trying to untangle a necklace.  That can be a tricky process, if the chain is really fine.


It would suck to be the Twin who doesn't get to be on the live show, right?  That is why I'm thinking we may see something exciting tonight, like a live switch in the Diary Room.

Maybe Liz can go in there and cast a joint Twin vote with Julia, and then Julia can walk back in the living room and sit down on the couch.  They would have to take their turn at the commercial break so they could switch clothes, right?

I would love to see that, Alison Grodner.



It's a nasty knot, apparently.


I'm hoping Austin wears a shirt tonight.  I am ready for him to start wearing a shirt around the house.  Clay, I'm fine with though.


Audrey is very quiet right now, but is not missing one part of any conversation.  Her eyes tell all.

They must already have their voting order numbers.  Audrey tells Shelli that she is "9".

Shelli:  Right in the middle, then..

No..later I heard them talking about the numbers---they think the numbers might put them in pairs to compete tonight.  Liz is "2".  Shelli pointed out that it all might depend on who gets evicted, since they might want to balance out the men and the women.



We got a flash of Big Jeff hosting this week's live feed highlight reel.  The highlight reels will change every week and are usually really funny the first three or four times you see them.  Last year Jeff had the freshly-evicted house guest sit with him to comment on the highlights, which was fun.  I'm sure they will do that this year, too.

FYI Jeff is really serving up the comedy as he narrates.  Lots of puns.  Like, a lot of puns.

New eyebrow shape, too.  I don't mind when men clean up their eyebrow area, but I don't like to notice it, if that makes sense.


We go right back to the live feeds, where Vanessa is low talking with Steve, letting him know that whoever he is confiding in is not keeping things quiet.

Steve:  I'm not sure what you're talking about.

Vanessa:  I just want to let you know I heard that you are telling someone things, and they're not keeping it quiet.

Steve: Thank you for that information.


Austin comes in and they whisper some more.  He thinks tonight might be the comp where they carry liquid down the lanes to fill up the bowls.

(If that's the case, whoever gets Austin or Clay on their team should be in good shape.  But it does take a lot of cardio endurance, so that might not be great for Austin.  And when he slips and falls, it's a long, long way to the floor.  If Jace gets to stay tonight, I think he would be LETHAL in that competition, after watching him run and do hurdles over the lounge chairs last week.)

Vanessa told Day that Meg was sobbing this morning up in the HoH.  I think it might have been related to something Audrey said to her but I'm not sure.


Clay is letting James take the clippers to his head.  James was really funny about it, saying that if he messes up the live feeders are going to kill him since Clay is America's favorite pretty boy.  Liz says that hairstyle is really popular right now, so I fear it will be like that shearing Derrick gave Cody late last year.  (Ooooo, that was bad.)


Clay stood up and gave it a look before sitting back down in the chair.  Audrey is really serving it up over there.  Maybe she can get a shampoo commercial after this.


Shelli is kind of micro-managing Clay's haircut, even though she is making favorable comments about it.


Jace addressed his mother through the camera, saying he loved her and she is the best mother in the world.  He doesn't know if he's coming home to see her or not, but he loves her.

Vanessa asked him if he would want to stay in sequester in order to come back in the house.

Jace:  Absolutely!  There are definitely some people in this house who need to be taken out!

Day:  Well, there you go!

Jace: Ha!  You feel the same way I do.


Jace got a close up:  I've had some good food.  I've eaten some really shitty food.  I made some good friends.  I probably lost some good friends.  I worked out a few times.  I read my Bible, which I never do.

Jace:  And maybe pretty girls like this one will miss me, even though they haven't been acting like it!


This leads to a semi-serious conversation, where Liz says in the last few days, she feels like she saw the real Jace, and she "wasn't about it".  She said he seemed bi-polar going around saying all kinds of shit to people, and she heard he talked some trash about her, too.

Jace told her about the stress of being nominated, and feeling betrayed and not knowing how to handle it.  They ended up hugging it out and Liz said she would hang out with him after this is all over.


OMG.  It was a damn hatchet job.


But Clay is still a babe, obviously.  Meg squeals from the shower that he looks like a city boy hipster now.

Clay:  Oh, I know you like that!  A hipster!  I'll have to beat you off with a stick now!

(That is a southern expression, ya'll.)


Vanessa getting her glam on.  Will she wear sunglasses on the live show?


Jace did some singing and a little rapping in the kitchen and it didn't sound bad, actually.  If Chet Haze can do it, then Jace can too, dammit.

Clay's Good Deed Gets Punished. Well, Sort Of. #BB17

Some of you know I love to watch the celebration when the Have Nots are finally allowed to eat.  It always happens at midnight, and in the early weeks of the game there is much preparation and anticipation over the feeding frenzy.

So I tuned in at 11:45 pm, and there was much sizzling and banging of pots and pans in the kitchen, as Clay seemed to be working to turn out a big meal.  But the cameras were on Jeff and James, as James went on an on about how Jace was a douchebag, and how he fucked himself over in the game.

Note that they had some sort of "BB Prom" in the backyard a little earlier, and Jeff won Prom King, so that is why he is all dressed up, wearing a foil crown.


Jeff rehashes some of Jace's antics in the last day or so, including him going up to a large group of house guests and telling them this was the "worst season of Big Brother ever" due to no one's ability to maintain an alliance with anyone.

At the time, Jace was angry at Austin and Liz, too, and lashing out at everybody.  Just take a look at Austin's memory wall picture....it is just so awesomely bad and perfect, all at the same time.


Jeff just goes on and on and on about Jace, while James just "uh huhs" him repeatedly.

Take a damn seat, Jeff.  You might be the next Audrey around there if you can't learn to shut your mouth.  We get it, Jace is going home.

(Or is he? I think Jace will be leaving, but I'm not positive about it.  He's certainly made a last minute push to stay.)


Meanwhile the cameras flash over to Jace, who is reading his Bible all alone in the lounge area.


OK Jeff. give it a rest.

Becky is making herself useful in the kitchen, fetching things when asked.


People start getting excited when they hear there are 8 minutes left.  The Have Nots hover around and start to strategize about their eating plans. There are turkey burgers and steak, and baked potatoes are in the oven.


Someone is putting bacon on their burger, and Vanessa wants to get in on that action.


Austin checks the potatoes in the oven, saying they feel done enough to him.  (Nothing is worse than starting to load up your baked potato with goodies and finding out the center is still hard.)

I would feel more comfortable if Austin would wear a hairnet in there, or at least a pony or beard tail.


Liz moves down the hall beaming in her prom gown, followed closely by Steve.  She lived the Have Not life this week and she's ready to eat.

Liz:  YUM!


Steve announces that they should all let the Have Nots build their plates first, before the rest of them descend on the platters of food.   But Vanessa and Austin are already way ahead of Steve.  I don't see Da'Vonne though...is she in the DR now?  Because I know she is ready to shred some food....


Johnny Mack just sits, basically, laughing when something is funny.


Meg was crowned Prom Queen tonight.  I mean, obviously.  Duh.


Jackie doesn't seem to shine socially when she's in groups.  I don't think she knows the Art of Chatter.  Who is she friends with in there?  Anybody?  It's kind of ironic if she gets to stay this week, because the people who have failed to build relationships are often the ones who are booted first.

Jace has built a lot of bad relationships, but at least he has them, right?



And Johnny Mack is often alone, too.  But he seems to be everybody's favorite quirky house guest in there.  People seem to perk up when he comes in the room.




Jason fixed his hair differently for the Prom.  Meg likes it, but it sounds like Jason can't wait for things to get back to normal  Da'Vonne was indeed in the DR, and comes out with only a minute or two to spare before midnight.


Jason:  Day!  Come make your fucking plate, girl!  Go get your life, bitch!

(But in a nice way..)



Clay also made spaghetti and meatballs.  The excitement is building as someone yells it is 11:59.


Liz has her burger in her hands, ready to go and Vanessa giggles.

Liz: I'm not even joking!

They made it.  They're giddy.


Finally, it's time.  It's midnight and the long Have Not week is over.

Liz:  Mmmm.  Mmmmm.  Mmmm.

Vanessa: Oh my god.  No one talk to us for like 10 minutes.


Liz:  Mmmm.  Mmmm.  Don't talk to us...we're eating.  Oh my god Clay I'm obsessed with all this.


Meg congratulates everyone on making it through the Have Not week.

Liz:  I know!  I didn't even cheat.  I can't believe  it.

Everyone continues to talk about Austin's plate, and how there is enough food on it for two plates, but of course the cameras do not give us a shot of that.  I think they change crews at midnight, so this moment is always short changed by Production, in my opinion.  I would have liked to see a Pro Wrestler's buffet plate after a week of starvation.


Vanessa:  Damn.  I just ate that burger in one minute.

Someone:  Yeah...gone in 60 seconds.


Becky:  No, it was two minutes.  It's 12:02  now.  (#BeckyUpdate)

Becky likes the pasta sauce and the fish.



So everyone is eating, and telling Clay that he outdid himself in the kitchen.  Clay starts to say that "when he's a Have Not..." and all of a sudden everyone starts squealing and running.  Apparently BB told them to check the storage room.

They expected wine, and said it was great timing.



Check out Becky, running like the house is on fire.  They all crowded in the room and said "they brought us food".

Shelli, squealing:  CHINESE!!!  THEY BROUGHT US CHINESE!!!


There is a note on the food that says the Live Feeders sent them the Chinese food.  Apparently they've all been talking about wanting Chinese food all week and think we heard them.

(Well, that may be, but that's not the case.  If that makes sense.)


Shelli:  They've been watching us!  They heard us!

They start grabbing the containers and taking them in the house.  I didn't hear anyone bitch about not getting any booze, but I'm sure that will come up, sooner or later.


Sorry Clay.  The live feeders apparently don't give a crap about all of your cooking efforts.

(I'll bet that's the last time anyone does any elaborate cooking for the end of Have Not week.)


Jace walks in last to get his suitcase, looking morosely over at the counter where the food was.  Jace is going through an Eeyore phase, apparently.


Meanwhile in the kitchen there is a lot of excitement, as everyone returns to their initial plates to apparently shovel down that food before digging into the Chinese food.  People are screaming to be heard.

Liz:  THIRD PLATE!!  THIRD PLATE, CLAY!

(So at least she appreciates Clay's work.  But she's also said it isn't fair that Old Shelli is poaching the young guys in the house....so there's that.)


Jason:  IS THERE SOME GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN OVER THERE?  BECAUSE I'M GOING TO FUCK IT UP!


Day is thrilled because some dish with peppers that she's been talking about is there.

Day: And beef with broccoli?  Ya'll just don't understand.

They keep thanking us and saying they love us.  That's probably going to change at some point, right?


Someone yells out (Jackie maybe?) that they love In'n'Out and that is what they want if they are a Have Not.  They even yelled out their order---blah blah blah Animal Style no onion.

Da'Vonne:  That In'n'Out line at the drive-thru be around the corner!

(True.)


You know who the real winners are here, don't you?  The ANTS.  Because, slobs.