Last night the festivities started at the new time, two hours earlier than it usually does on eviction nights. This was MUCH appreciated by all of the East Coast live feeders, since the HoH comps have been starting well after midnight for us all season.
Last night Danielle was evicted by a unanimous vote, and left without seeming too salty. She looked gorgeous, and everyone gathered at the Memory Wall to watch her picture turn to black and white. It's funny, because after the first eviction, when Cornbread left, only Jason and Scott stood at the wall to watch this BB tradition. But now everyone does it...it's a rite of passage in the game, sort of like attending a funeral for a comrade.
The HoH comp started around 10:00 PM EST, after a short FISH break to give the house guests instructions. This was another good comp, although it was rather uneventful to watch much of the time. Basically, they started with Shelby asking the players seven different questions about gender differences in the game, questions that were difficult to anticipate or prepare for. Questions like, "who placed more votes to evict this season, males or females?" Shelby asked each player to lock in their answers, and then we went to the next question without learning that the correct answer, or who answered correctly.
There were some long pauses while Shelby waited to be prompted after each question, dragging out the process somewhat. But I'm sure Production was checking to be sure they had the footage they need, and noting the recorded answers before continuing. Once all of the questions were completed, it was time to start the balance portion of the competition. BB asked them to wipe their shoes off on a special mat each of them had in their booths, so they wouldn't be too slippery.