Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Big Brother After Dark 8-29-11

This episode aired last night.  I'm not really sure why I am watching it now.  I intended to watch a few minutes but Missy stopped by and yadda yadda yadda I'm riveted.

Rachel and Porsche decide to do some baking.  They used the side of the Gold Medal flour bag to find dough recipes.  Rachel compared that to a recipe on the side of the private label sugar bag, and decided to make homemade cinnamon rolls.  They also decided to make sugar cookies with M & M's in them.  Kind of random, but why not cook to fill time?

I am kind of a foodie who used to bake a lot, so I was cringing while I watched Rachel put the dough together.  She thought kneading the dough meant to push and poke it while spreading it all out.  And she improvised the filling recipe that got rolled up inside the dough. Waaaayyyyyy too much butter.

Rachel and Porsche gossiped about Shelly while they baked.  Rachel had a list of reasons why she thinks Shelly has a lot of money.  For example, Shelly said they used to own a 5,000 square foot house in Minnesota that "a gay couple bought from them for a lot of money", her daughter goes to private school, Josie has a trapeze or trampoline or some shit in her room, etc.  They also remember that Shelly said she had her own company that she sold to a bigger company, and she is always traveling to China.

Rachel:  And then I thought maybe they used to have money, and got laid off or something from the economy.  But why wouldn't she tell us that in this game?  I would talk about that for sure.

Jordan came in for a baking update---she's not really into cooking.  She looked in the freezer to get a snack and found some sort of frozen Minute Maid fruit pop and said "Oh---that's from Jeff!"  She grabbed it and started opening it immediately.

(I think that was from Jeff's HOH room.)

Rachel:  Oh, do you miss him so much?

Jordan:  Yes. .....I think I would have been better if I knew a week ahead of time.

Rachel:  No, I think that could make it worse.

They started talking about how much fun Brendon and Jeff must be having in the Jury House.  Rachel goes on and on about their bromance and how much they love each other.

Rachel:  They're like, best friends and they even dress alike!

Shelly:  Yeah, they look like they belong together..

(Rachel really, really wants to be BFFs with Jeff and Jordan after the show is over. She is obviously thrilled to have friends this season.  She really did have no one at all except Brendon last year.)

Jordan talked to Kalia on the patio about what to expect in the next weeks.  She breaks the bad news that if Kalia wins, she probably won't get to go out or have sex after the finale.  Jordan whispers that this is because "she will have a bodyguard" with her.

Kalia's aunt watches the live feeds.  After the first few interviews, Kalia couldn't tell her any information, but her aunt said "you have to let me know so I can get the special on the live feeds"  (ha ha ha) and then when everything was final she called me saying "oh my god I got the live feeds and everyone at work is going to watch and vote".

One of Kalia's sisters watches Big Brother, too, and her mom planned to start watching as well.  Ha ha After the end of Big Brother All Stars her aunt called and left her a voicemail saying "I can't believe Mike Boogie won!  Did you hear what he said?", and Kalia hadn't had a chance to watch the finale yet and was mad.

Jordan and Rachel get called to the DR for a Duo session.  Jordan was caught by surprise and hadn't done her makeup, particularly when compared to a fully made up Rachel, but I guess they went in there anyway.

Adam is talking about how he lays on the couch and watches Showtime Big Brother After Dark on the DVR.

Junk in the Trunk

Yeah Porsche.  I'm talking about you.

Porsche is so lazy that she watched Kalia work out today.  That's pretty lazy...

But at least she's not wearing one of her velour ensembles.....

Adam Asks Permission to Listen to Rhianna, AGAIN

and Porsche loves to be acknowledged as HOH.

Porsche:  You love Rhianna, don't you?  Are you going to put a shirt on first?

Adam:  Nope.  I'm going to take my pants off, too.  I'll be freeballin' in the HOH.

Kalia:  You know there's, like, cameras up there!

Adam:  I know.

Rachel is sitting outside reading the Bible.  (Yes, you read that correctly.)

Rachel just bought a Volkswagon SUV and she and Brendon are going to share it.  He can ride his bike to school.  They are going to put the insurance in Brendon's name to get a better deal.  Rachel admits she has had a lot of accidents and traffic tickets so her insurance rate is high.

She doesn't understand all of the traffic signs in California and has gotten tickets because of it.

Jordan Makes a Salad

and cleans up after herself as she goes.

Rachel comes in from outside just as Jordan finishes making her lunch.  Rachel says it looks good and Jordan agrees--she's excited to eat it.

They start talking about their conversations this morning with Shelly and Adam.

Jordan:  You talk to one of 'em and you feel better about that.  But then you feel bad about the other one.

Jordan feels better about keeping Adam because "he is a terrible liar".  Rachel wants to make the right choice to ensure that they both "make Final Three no matter what".

Rachel says that when she walked up Porsche and Kalia stopped talking and that seemed sketchy.

Jordan:  Well, you know they're planning something...

Rachel:  The two of them are so against Shelly right now....after everything she's done.

Rachel keeps saying that the next HOH is a big one, and Jordan reminds her that from this point on, every competition is important and they really need to focus on the next HOH and POV to make their numbers work.

Jordan finally gets to eat her salad and you can hear the crunchiness when she takes a big bite.

Adam Worries and Tells Jordan

that Rachel and Shelly are having a conversation on the patio.  She's just out of bed and finished brushing her teeth.

Adam: They're deep into it, talking about the game and what happened last season...

Jordan:  Rachel is playing devil's advocate..

They discuss how Shelly is trying to twist everything now to keep herself in the game.   Adam tells Jordan he's not ready to go home yet.  He wants to win HOH on Thursday and go to the Final Four.

Adam admits that both Jordan and Rachel have votes from their boyfriends on the Jury, but he says he doesn't care about that.  Jordan tells him that he is disposable to Kalia and Porsche, but not to her and Rachel.

Adam feels better and says he had to say something, because he "knows how Shelly can talk"....

Shelly: Aren't You A Little Bit Happy Jeff is Out of Your Way?

Rachel, pausing:  No.  I would have loved to be in the Final Three with Jeff and compete to win.

Shelly:  Yeah, that's right you love to compete.

Rachel tells Shelly she was a manipulator and she did a good job.

Shelly:  Oh, I hate being called that....

Rachel:  Well, Dr. Will was a manipulator, and he was a genius.

Shelly is starting to get excited about this---she wants to be a part of all of this.

Shelly:  I'd be lying if I said that I didn't want to sit in the Final Two chairs!  I would be lying!  It would be a dream come true!

Adam is up and making his bed now, so I'm sure this conversation will come to a screeching halt soon.

Shelly:  This has been a weird season.  It's not a normal season of Big Brother.  I don't mean this in a disrespectful way, but it's like, here's some Heros, and here's some Zero's.  I'm not a Zero outside of this game, but inside of it I am a Zero in many ways.  Imagine what was going through our heads when six superstars came in here!  You can't imagine how horrible we felt!  I thought, I've left my family and my kid and now this! I didn't have a way to compete in this house!  The challenges are a weakness for me and I can't change that.

(I remember in the early weeks of the game, I would watch everybody drink and laugh and play Big Booty and I Never and it was obvious how uncomfortable Shelly was.  She moved around the perimeter of the games, wiping down the counters with a sponge and picking up litter from the table.  It made me feel uncomfortable just watching her.  Sometimes they would have an I Never topic that made Shelly uncomfortable and she would jump up and say so, leaving the room.  Looking back at it, it is a surprise that she is still hanging around.  She better be glad that Jeff smoked, because his need for her free "rippers" gave her hours and hours of time to converse with him.)

Shelly:  The thing that I am looking forward to most is to manipulating the shit out of Kalia and Porsche this week.  I can't stand the way Kalia acts.

Adam has come outside to do laundry but hasn't joined them on the couch yet.

Rachel discusses how Daniele told everyone what to do like lost puppies.  And in the end Dani went home with nothing.....

Shelly Bribes Rachel

with the "past, present & future" diamond ring.  She is going to give the ring to Rachel right now, and if Rachel goes out of the door she can take it with her.

Shelly:  And trust me, you're not leaving with that ring....my PARENTS bought that for me!

(Note that the ring is still on Shelly's hand.)

They are going around and around with Shelly doing most of the emotional talking.  Rachel is calm and rational and keeps coming back at her with skepticism.

Shelly:  I will give you that diamond and if you leave you can take it.  And my PARENTS gave me that ring.  That is how fucking serious I am!  And Jordan will not go on the block, either.

Rachel wants Shelly to win a competition and not throw them.

Rachel: With votes Shelly, I need to know that you are not voting Jordan and I out.  If we don't win HOH this week, there is a good chance one of us would go home.  If I win the POV, then they might send Jordan home, and that's a bad idea.

Rachel has brought up several times that she and Jordan are sticking together "no matter what".  (This alone will help Rachel when the season is over---some of that Jordan Halo Effect rubbing off on her will ease the public's reaction to her.)

Rachel:  I'm not voting out Jordan.  I'm just letting you know that.

Shelly says a bunch of assuring things.

Rachel:  I also know that you told Jordan yesterday that you would take her to the final two....

Shelly:  I do feel badly for what happened....

Shelly: If I Stay Here, I Can Keep Cleaning and Doing Laundry!

Rachel:  Look.  Let's be clear.  If you were the HOH, and Jordan and I were sitting here with a list of reasons why I feel I should stay, would you even listen to me?  Against Jordan would you even listen to me?  If I hadn't won the POV I would have been going home.

Shelly:  Hem...haw....hem...haw   When you were on the block, I spent three hours trying to make sure you would stay here..I got Lawon on the block for you!

Rachel:  Because there was a twist that week, I think that had something to do with it, too....

Shelly:  That's not fair to me..

Rachel:  Here is my personal standpoint on you in this game.  I think you did a great job.  You played both sides of the house the entire time.  I noticed it on Week #2.  It's similar to Dr. Will's game.  Everyone in this house was convinced---you played up to Daniele, you played up to the Newbies, you played up to the veterans.  You did a great job.  You're not exactly a competitor..

Shelly:  I accept that....

Rachel: ...but you played the game.  And I am a fan of this game, and I have studied it.  When Brendon left I had to change my strategy, so something worked.  It was better that I didn't win competitions.  And I had to learn a new social game.

She tells Shelly she has been trying to get her out of the game for weeks---she saw exactly what Shelly was doing and she wanted her out.  She and Jordan have to think about the best way to get to the end together---they both have different strengths and weaknesses and they have to consider that.

Rachel:  The fact that Kalia and Porsche are so against you right now kind of makes me want to keep you.  The main reason why I evicted Daniele is because I told her not to tell anyone that I was involved with the plan and the first thing she did is run and tell you.

Shelly:  Are you serious???

Rachel:  I couldn't trust her.  I never wanted to turn on Jeff and Jordan--so that's a big deal for me.  But I do want to win the game and keeping Daniele who is a big target would have helped me.  Keeping Jeff in the game would have helped, too.

Shelly Blows Smoke

in more ways than one.

She and Rachel are sitting on the patio and she is making an aggressive plea for Rachel to keep her in the house.

Shelly:  I have no where to go!  I have absolutely no where to go!  I will say who I am with out loud and have no problem with that!  I DO NOT want either one of them to win!  Just sitting here and listening what Kalia had to say last night made me sick!

Rachel:  What, about her kicking her dog?

Shelly:  No, her saying that if she were in Manhattan she wouldn't speak to me or Adam.  She's arrogant!  And I don't like what she stands for.  She talks about how perfect she would be in a certain job...well, she doesn't have a job!  And Porsche is a lovely person, but she did nothing for 4 weeks!  Yes, she won the last two little (?) things, but that's it.

Rachel pushed back a few times, saying if Shelly wants to give everything away for Rachel to win, why is she in the game to begin with?

Shelly:  And Adam....if that's your guy, just know that he hasn't done one thing here.  And I know Brendon thinks that, too.  I made a big move in the game and it bit me in the ass.  That bridge caught fire and I accept that, but I haven't thrown anybody under the bus.  And I've really tried.

This conversation started with Rachel discussing her cramps and the probable onset of her period.  She is relieved that she isn't pregnant, but I think she feels a little sad about it.  Shelly took that opportunity to tell her about being pregnant, and what to expect, and then launched in a financial conversation about how if Rachel wins BB13 they can use that money to live for a number of years while Brendon is in school, and maybe have kids earlier.

Shelly tells Rachel that Adam will not nominate Porsche or Jordan, due to his connection with Jeff.  And that Kalia will not nominate Jordan and has repeated this throughout the game.

Rachel:  He won't nominate Jordan because he thinks he can beat her?

Shelly:  No, because of Jeff.  I don't know who Porsche is playing for, or with, but I do know that she thinks a newbie should win.  And Adam thinks that, too.

Rachel:  I went to open casting two years in a row!  Give me a break!

Shelly:  Adam thinks there should have been 14 new people, so they are all on an even playing field.  He said he loves the way you play, and even had a crush on you when you first came in.

Rachel:  Ha ha.  I know.