Saturday, August 29, 2009

Woe is Jeff.

The Day After

has been pretty quiet so far. Jeff is floating in the pool on his blue raft and Michelle went out there, too, flotating in the pink plastic innertube.

I didn't hear them talking very much, if at all. Everyone was up until almost 5:00 AM BBT so the mood is definitely subdued.

There is a lot of speculation out there about the Pandora's Box situation yesterday. The HG were told many times by BB that it was not a Luxury Challenge, and they shouldn't call it that. So what was it? And what was the outcome?

Natalie has been like a broken record wondering the amount of cash they all won--I guess they had to stuff wads of it in bags and BB took the bags away.

But more importantly...what about the key that Jeff found? The key was used to free Kevin from being chained to the box, but supposedly it was a big huge BB-type key and they kept thinking that there must be something else to it.

Kevin had to make a choice to have something good for himself and bad for the house, or to have something good for the house (and potentially bad for himself?). He chose the latter and said a hand reached up out of somewhere and chained him there. I guess the thought was that the greed that ensued throughout the house would prevent anyone from trying to find him or to use the key to help him. They were all too busy grabbing cash that was literally falling from the sky.

According to mythology, Pandora's Box contained all the evils in the world, and also hope. I'm guessing money is the evil part----is Jeff's key the hope?

What is up with that key? And will Julie be on the air on Sunday night to fill us in on it? Surely they won't make us wait until Thursday night to find out.......

If AGP pulls out another incredible save for Jeff out of their ass, I think it might be too much for everyone to swallow. On the other hand they don't want another Maggie-Ivette Final Two, when the world yawned and said "Who?"

I don't even know if the official name of the 'non-luxury competition' was indeed Pandora's Box. Maybe the HG have named it that, kind of like "The Wizard Power".

Victory for Michelle - Flashback - 8-29-09 - 3:00 AM BBT - Part II

This picks up at 3:30 AM BBT. I switched to a different link for the second half so I can actually see Camera #3. The screen is frozen, but I'm sure the system was inundated as it always is after a big competition.

Natalie is encouraging Jordan to play. Jordan said she might campaign for Jeff to stay but Natalie does her best to talk her out of it.

Natalie: This is a half million dollars! I wouldn't just give it to my boyfriend.

Jordan wants to know what Michelle is saying up there---is she saying Final Three? Or is she asking why Jeff is so mad?

Natalie says Michelle is bitching because she didn't win a TV. Jordan wishes she hadn't gotten stuck on the first Morph screen. Her eyelids are really swollen and Jeff is in the DR right now. Now Jordan wants to know who Michelle is going to nominate next week.

Natalie tells her HOH doesn't matter next week--the Veto holder is the one who decides to go home (except the HOH, dumbass).

Now I hear Jeff come in the room and Jordan says she's sorry. Jeff says it sucks. I hear them hugging and maybe a kiss but I can't see them. I think Natalie is still sitting there, across from them.

Jordan: I didn't think she got it!

Jeff: I did.

Jordan: Natalie almost had it!

Jeff says "final four!" to Jordan and offers her some wine. The two of them are in the Splash Room--I guess they went in there to be alone. (I think the Splash Room is really cool.)

Natalie wants to know when they are going to find out how much money they won.

Jordan, back with Natalie: I just feel so bad. He's going to go in the Jury House and Russell will be all over him. I just want to know, why didn't Kevin keep his word?

Natalie: blah blah blah blah blah


The Feed is very slow and the picture is at least 2 minutes behind the sound.

Natalie throws Kevin under the bus by telling Jordan that she would have stuck with her word. Jordan is saying that they planned to drop Michelle and pick up Natalie for the end game.

I don't see any way that Natalie won't make it to the Final Three.

Now Jordan is saying that they should keep Jeff because he's a stronger player and will get them farther in the game. Natalie thinks that is silly for her to say it, but she is only one vote and would have to ask the others about it.

Jordan thinks Jeff could win. She doesn't even want to try to win and sucks at every competition. (Is she trying to help Jeff? Or help kick his ass out?) stays.

(How long will it take Natalie to repeat that to Michelle?)

Now Jordan is trying to convince Natalie to take Jeff to the F2. (I think Natalie could beat either Michelle or Jordan at the end, but not Kevin.) Jordan is really off track right now and needs to shut her fucking mouth.

The Morphs were alien-shaped, which made it more difficult. Jordan had trouble with the Casey one. Jordan says she knows how Natalie felt when Jessie left--it's the worst feeling in the world.

Jordan, whispering: She's going to win this whole thing if we don't get her out.

Natalie, whispering back: She's got to get the votes first. If I'm in the Jury House, I won't vote for her.

Now Jordan goes back into Jeff and tells him she is going to tell everybody else to vote her out and keep Jeff because he's a better player.

Jeff: Don't be stupid. Go with Michelle and follow her to the end. That's not how the game works--go with Michelle and win. Kevin can't play next week, make a deal with Natalie. You got a strong player out and go from there.

Jeff tells her to study the numbers, Kevin will be gone next week, and that's the end game.

Jordan protests.

Jeff: It's over. I had my chance.

Jordan keeps on and Jeff tells her nobody is going to get her out. They won't care about her and she'll "sneak into the Final Three".

Stupid Jeff still thinks Natalie is an ally. Jeff is sitting on the pool steps in the Splash Room with a glass of red wine wearing his UCLA cap.

Jeff: I got all these fucking assholes out of the house so these fucking assholes can stay. Whatever. I lost. It's over.

Jeff says the picture that messed him up was "me and you". Jeff didn't have trouble with the first one--Casey and Kevin. It just wasn't his game. He wants Jordan to stay strong and win. He will kill her if she doesn't win. (!) Jeff tells Jordan to stab Michelle in the back and take Natalie to the finals. Jeff says this week wasn't fucking brain surgery--whoever lost tonight was going home and they all knew it.

Jordan: I feel bad. I feel like it's my fault.

Jeff: I never depended on you Jordan. It's not your fault.

Jeff: Lemme tell you something. Kevin's not sad this week that I'm gone. So...he gone next week. If you just think for two seconds and use your mind for two seconds you can win. Just do it. Nobody's gunning for you. You can do it.

Jordan could hear the sounds of people coming in an out during the competiton and she heard Michelle and then Jeff and thought that Jeff won.

Jeff: I knew I lost it. She stares at that fucking wall all the time--it's her thing.

Jeff recognized Jordan's smile, but guessed everybody else but him mixed with her.

Jeff: I'm no fucking good at it..

End of Flashback. Whew--the Agony of Defeat, huh?

Victory for Michelle - Flashback - 8-29-09 - 3:00 AM BBT - Part I

This Flashback opens with TRIVIA as the final moments of the Veto take place. At 3:05, the sound comes back but all feeds are still stuck on the words on the screen.

I can hear Michelle celebrating and being encouraged and cheered on by Natalie and Kevin. Supposedly it wasn't even close---she blew everybody away.

I wish I could see, but Michelle has apparently been angry at Jeff and is kind of "ha ha'ing" the situation. She said that Jeff kept asking her why she was staring at the Memory Wall.

Michelle: This is fucking why I stared at the wall.

She is spewing the Eff word and Mother Effer and is joyous. She did it for her husband and she was limping the whole time.

All of a sudden Natalie is Michelle's best friend and says she has been dreaming of this for weeks. She knows Russell will be so happy and Kevin says Jeff must have thought he was stupid to stick with The Deal.

Natalie is already pushing her program, saying that no one will win against Jordan in the Final, because everybody likes her (not in the Jury House, they don't) and she will win America's Vote for sure (maybe...but not for sure).

Natalie is crowing that she and Kevin had kept their mouths shut for weeks, but they had this big plan. (She'd better check that ego and start playing dumb again.)

Kevin is happy. Still can't see them on the screen--I just restarted it but no dice.

Natalie knows that Jeff blames himself for this---Michelle beat him fair and square and didn't have to betray him. Michelle mentions that Jeff laughed at her during the OTEV veto challenge for scrambling for that banana...I think she has been harboring a lot of anxiety for a long time.

Michelle is happy that the misfits who no one ever thought would stay very long are the ones that are "still fucking there".

Natalie keeps pushing the Jordan issue in the F2-Michelle points out that "Jordan hasn't done jack in the game" and that other people have done her dirty work. Natalie is all over it and keeps driving home that America will vote for Jordan.

Michelle, mock crying: Oh, I'm so sorry that your boyfriend is gone....That's America, because America is stupid!

Kevin: I have been so mad that he is getting such a good edit....

Now Natalie goes through all the ways that Jeff has been running the house for the last month. Kevin points out that Jeff tried to tell him who to nominate. Michelle just can't believe that!

(She's just so innocent!)

Natalie is crowing about her plan over and over. She'd better shut up and play dumb.

Kevin tells her to enjoy the win and celebrate. Michelle says she doesn't feel bad, he was going to gun for her anyway. Kevin tells her that Jeff was very "Anti-Michelle" in the last few days. They tell Michelle that they had to convince Jeff that their target was Michelle, so he would maybe relax and not play so hard.

(I heard Kevin and Natalie talking last night and their plan was to tell whoever the winner was this same story--either Jeff/Jordan or Michelle, whoever they needed to say it to.)

(Natalie for the Conniving Win.)

Jeff gets called to the DR in the background--still can't see the HG.

Kevin says he thinks Jeff knew he was going when Kevin told him he was getting nominated. Michelle says she heard screaming, but Jeff didn't scream. Jeff was extremely concerned and agitated, but he didn't scream. (Michelle is nuts.)

Now Kevin tells Michelle that Jeff always said she was crazy. Michelle said that she asked Jordan over and over who she would vote out---would it be Natalie---if she won the Veto and took Jeff off the block. Jordan didn't answer and looked around for answers and Michelle knew it was over. (her alliance with them)

Natalie: Next week, balls out!

She points out that next week's Veto is more important than HOH, because you have the power to decide who goes with you, and against you.

Michelle congratulates both of them and says she thinks they have it locked. She said she started trashtalking Jeff in the SR (not sure if Jeff was in there with her or not) before her turn and it helped her. She mentions the beaded cross she made for Jeff and he made a sarcastic comment about it later.

They think Jeff's downfall was being cocky. Kevin thinks he used Michelle as a target. Michelle says that Jeff thought she "took the Jeff love pills", but she didn't. Now she says that everything he accused Jessie of applied to himself. Like the way he got women to work for him. Kevin says Jeff was more effective.

(That is bullshit---Jessie was fucking the House Skank and Natalie made sandwiches for him. Jeff didn't fuck anybody and cooked for the house.)

Don't be poor winners, children. One of you three won't be there in the end. Maybe two of you.

Now Michelle is saying that Jeff "tore Russell a new one" with his "homophobic comments" and then Kevin says he glossed over the comments with his charm.

Now I can hear Jordan in the background being encouraged by Natalie (!) who tells her not to give up---she can still win the POV next week. Jordan is saying that she wants to go home instead of Jeff.

Halfway point of Flashback. Posting..

Natalie: This is a half million dollars!

Jeff Got Got

Michelle won the veto, so it looks like Jordan will be nominated in her place. BB held the 'Morph' competition overnight. They usually do it at night--I guess they need darkness so the HG can see the outdoor screen well.

Jeff and Jordan both know he is going home. Jeff wouldn't have changed a thing. (Well, maybe he should have correctly guessed the Jeff-Jordan morph....)

He has started preparing Jordan for what she needs to do now......