Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Big Brother After Dark - Who's Afraid of the Big Red Wolf? 9-5-12 #BB14

This episode aired on Showtime at 9:00 pm BBT on Tuesday, and in the wee hours of Wednesday where I live.

Ian is in his last days as HOH, and Frank and Joe are on the block.  Frank is sure to leave on Thursday, no matter what the house guests say and do to make him think otherwise.  I don't think any of the House Guests have any suspicions about the live Double Eviction coming up on Thursday.  They've all done the math, and know they have too many people to play this game out on a normal schedule.  They thought last weekend would be a Fast Forward, and seem certain now that this weekend will be a Fast Forward.

I think this will be the first season with two live Double Eviction episodes.  I'm sure Production treats this like the Superbowl or something---so many things have to happen on time to make it all work.  And the guy who pushes the Bleep button will need to be extra careful, at least until Frank leaves the house.  Jenn likes to spew some eff words, too, of course.

The Fast Forwards were always hated by the SuperFans, because the second nomination and eviction would happen over the weekend, and although it was taped in front of a live audience, it was shown on tape for the CBS broadcast.  Not only does that suck for the person being eliminated, but the Live Feeds would always be shut down for a few days in attempt to keep the results under wraps for the surprise factor.  Last year they even taped a Showtime episode in the morning to air later that night.  Rachel came out of the DR with a bottle of champagne and everybody had to get up and drink Mimosas and act happy about it.   The Live Feeds would usually play over the weekend from the beginning during this time period, so I think that would have been kind of fun, to see Kara and Wil and of course my girl Janelle in the house again.  (Last year we saw the whole "Where is Evel Dick?" situation pan out again, which was also interesting, but in a different way.)

So, as far as I know, that will not be the case again.  Last year Kalia was evicted during the Fast Forward, but the information was spoiled online by @MissCleoBB14, who was in the audience when Kalia got the boot and reported the facts to all of us SuperFans.  Thank god for that.

(From the FeedWatcher archives, here is Rachel putting on her CBS Company face and popping the plastic Champagne cork during BB13.  Or sparkling wine.  Whatever.)


1.  This episode starts off looking just like last night, except that Danielle does not appear to be sloppy drunk (yet).  She is playing cards with Shane and Dan, and is quite competitive about it.  I don't understand or follow the card game, but she does seem to win frequently, or at least appears happy with the results.

She is a "tapper" and knocks the cards on the table constantly, almost compulsively.  She did the same thing with the Lego blocks that were on the table earlier in the week.  One time Frank was sitting there trying to enjoy his omelet and she was banging away with the Legos like a child in a high chair. They had a few words about that....and she stopped.

(Danielle is always seeking attention of some sort.  Negative...positive...doesn't seem to matter.)

Joe is sitting outside, and Ian is rocking away on the new hammock, with his legs crossed under him.

(Talk about compulsive behavior...)

Joe asks Ian if he's "heard anything about Dan's vote".  Ian says no, and starts crowing about the possibility of  having to break the tie, live on CBS.  I think he has quite a little speech planned, too.  I wouldn't be surprised if the vote is a tie--Dan doesn't want Frank to know that he is betraying him, so throwing Frank a few votes isn't out of the question, although it would certainly be dangerous.

(I will miss Frank's energy and banter on the Live Feeds, but I don't think there is any way for him to stay in the house this week.  Sorry Nana.)

2. The cards they are playing with aren't even real playing cards.  They are the "question cards" that BB gave them months ago.  They made them into playing cards by using different colored nail polishes.  BB used to give them real playing cards, but I think they quit doing that because all the house guests would do is play cards.  Like now.  And it's kind of boring.

Dan keeps saying "drop it like it's hot" and whoever is on duty tonight doesn't know much about rap, apparently.  I think BB owes Snoop Dogg some money now because of Dan.  They are using rocks instead of chips to indicate their winnings.  Danielle has a lot of rocks.

Frank was sitting and watching them play.  And I think Shane is out of the game, so maybe that is what happened to Frank, too.  So it is just down to Dan and Danielle.  Dan is trying to guess which cards she has and Dan is kind of loud with his playing.  He just put down a bunch of cards and kept saying "bam and bam" and then got up and twirled around.

BB asks Dan to go to the DR and he says he needs to count his points first.  He got 140 points on that hand, and Danielle lost 45 points.

Dan:  How do you like them cinnamon apples?

They have been eating apples, ironically enough. From a red bowl but they look like small pieces. Frank is wearing his Nasa cap.  Danielle asks Frank to tell her again what Mike Boogie said to Janelle in his goodbye speech.

Frank:  I forget, but it was "Oh Janie....always the Big Brother bridesmaid, never the bride!"

Shane: Ooo.  Ouch.

Now Dan is back at the card table.  He says he told the DR to make it fast since he was on a hot card streak.

3.  Now Dan has more rocks than Danielle.  They just dealt a new hand and I don't think they shuffled very well, because Danielle laid down a "straight flush" within about 2 minutes.  She showed her hand to Shane and then to Frank and then just laid it down.

Dan smells a rat and thinks that they stacked the deck against him.  Danielle denies it.  I think there are a limited number of rocks, and then whoever ends up with all of them wins.  Dan keeps singing some other song and we see Jenn while BB reprimands Dan.  Jenn is laying down outside with her feet in the hot tub.

Now inside Dan breaks out the package of truffles.  Danielle won't eat one "because they taste like dark chocolate."  Dan is going to experiment and melt one on a rice cake.  He assembles the snack and puts it in the microwave.  Danielle says the rice cakes taste horrible---this is the first time she's tried one.  Shane thinks that honey might be good on the rice cakes.

Dan spreads out the truffle on the rice cake with a butter knife but hasn't tried it yet.  Frank has a rice cake in the microwave with honey and brown sugar on it.

Shane:  Brown sugar?

Frank:  Brown sugar is for ballers!

Now Dan brings up how Frank should hook up with cougars and Frank wonders why Dan keeps saying it.  Dan gets up from the table and offers a bite of this snack to anyone who wants it.  No one does, so Dan tosses the entire thing into the trash.  I think he only took one small bite.

Frank is crunching  his rice cake and said it was alright.  I think he threw away part of his, too.

(The only way you can eat rice cakes is with peanut butter on them.  Dani Donato said she bought chocolate rice cakes and put peanut-butter flavor Cool Whip on them.  That sounds good too.)

Dan gets up to "go get his stash" and Danielle says she needs to get him some Adderall so he can focus on the game.  Now we see Dan with his head under the comforter in the Boom Boom Room, rummaging around inside his bag.  I don't know why his head is under the blanket, but Danielle and Shane come in and laugh.

Dan: I don't want them to see my stash..

Danielle and Shane laugh and put their heads under the blanket too.  Frank comes in and joins them. 

Danielle:  They're going to take it away from you.

Dan:  No they're not. I just don't want them to see what I have.

I saw some stuff from the different competitions.  There is a slice of lime from that squeeze competition and apparently a bunch of candy in there too.  Dan looks up at one of the cameras and tells us in a close up that he is so happy to be asked back twice, he would never try to hide anything.

Danielle is trying to open up a package of something and has to get out a knife and saw away at the wrapper.  Now she has it open and pours blue powder into a mug of water.  Is that Kool Aid?  She comes back in the room with a lollipop hidden behind her back and makes Shane promise to be nice.  Then she gives it to him and says it is from her stash of candy.  She has a lollipop too.  Frank mentioned the name of her blue drink but I forgot what it was.

4.  The cameras change to show us Jenn and Joe playing Baggo in the back yard.  Then we see Ian and Frank talking about who calls it Baggo, and who calls it Cornhole.  Ian is eating leftover whipped potatoes and chicken.  It is the last piece of chicken so he asked everyone if it was okay if he ate it.  It is honey mustard chicken but Ian likes it because he can't taste the mustard.

Frank joined the new game of Rummy but Danielle somehow won on the first hand so they start over.  Shane refused to "go negative" on the first hand so they started over.

Ian said he was starting to feel stupid for sleeping with a stuffed snake, but Frank slept with Ted, and Shane has a tiny stuffed dog he sleeps with, so he feels better about it.  Danielle says, I'm a girl and I don't sleep with anything.."

They joke about what Production does with the microphones when they switch them out.

Frank:  They probably rub 'em on their butt!  And the same with our toothbrushes and stuff when they lock us out of here!

Ian starts talking about how Shannon from BB2 cleaned the toilet with Hardy's toothbrush.  He points out that there was no POV back then, so if you were on the block, you were on the block.  And Shannon was on the block and went home that week.  Ian told them that the DR made her go and confess to Hardy, and they gave him a new toothbrush.

Ian:  I asked Mike about it because he was still in the house then...

**Showtime commercial break.***

Damn damn damn.  Bad timing on that.  I love to hear behind-the-scenes stuff from previous seasons.

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5.  Now in the back yard Jenn and Joe are still playing Baggo Cornhole (or whatever) and Ian is playing pool with Dan.  The card game continues with Frank and Danielle.  I think Shane is just watching. Nope, turns out he is playing but not very well.

(Maybe Shane will get a little buzz tonight.  His personality really ramps up when he boozes it up.)

Frank just called out "Rummy" and Shane said "Fudge Packer!".  (Yes, Shane says that.)  Frank got 120 points and they shuffle now.  Shane's stuffed dog is perched on his shoulder as this all happens.  I forgot to mention that but feel it is important now.  He has a beanie baby lodged in the crook of his neck.  Danielle has bruises and scratches and is not sure how she got them. They think it was the last competition (OTEV) and Shane says maybe from "getting drunk".

(ha ha ha)

Dan took the flag from Memorial Day back to the bedroom and folded it up in the triangle style that is standard procedure, I guess. I didn't see what he did with it, but I'm sure he squirreled it away in his Stash Bag.

(Now that we know about that..)

Dan and Ian just finished a game.  They totally scratched the first game they played, because there was some doubt about whether "Ian called the Eight Ball".  Now Ian is apparently killing it at pool and Dan says "who is this guy?". Ian jokes that he's been hustling them for 9 weeks.

6.  Now we see Jenn sitting on the grass while Shane sits behind her and gives her an upper back massage and seems to be doing some physical therapy as well.  At home she has a masseuse and a chiropractor.

Shane comments on Jenn's tattoos and asks her if they hurt.  She says no, but she is going to "get her ribs done" and she has heard that is painful.  She says the tops of your feet hurt, too, because it is all bone down there.  Joe's wife got tattoos of her children's name, but I didn't catch the location.  Dan leaves the pool table saying "every dog has it's day".

Now Dan goes in the bedroom where Danielle is heated and complaining about what Frank was saying to her at the hot tub. Frank told her that he deserved to be here and he doesn't want to go out seventh and he wants to win the game.   Danielle is very upset and tells Dan "she snapped"!

Danielle:  I've had it!  I can't even try to pretend anymore!  Who says stuff like that to someone when they need their vote!

Dan:  People who go out seventh...

Danielle:  I snapped!  I've had it!

Dan:  Just tell him he has your vote, and get him out of your hair.

Danielle:  I just can't stand to be around him!  Everything he does annoys me! 

She is mad that Frank said he needs to stay because he "needs to win it". Danielle demands to know "who says that when they are on the block?"

Danielle:  I'm not going to be talked down to by a Red Headed Wolf! 

She is so angry and to be honest I haven't seen any of this coming.  If there was some big showdown between Frank and Danielle just now, I would have liked to have seen that, rather than watch Jenn play Cornhole.

Dan is saying that Frank is not self-aware enough to realize how his actions impact others, and how his words come across to others.  After the commercial break Shane has joined them and they are straightening up the room.  You can see just how horrible those beds are--they are like something you would sleep on at camp.  Just a thin cheap flimsy "mattress" on some slats.

(Attn Production:  How about a camping tent-themed bedroom next year?  One of the beds can have a little zippered tent around it and they can all fight for that one.)

Now somehow Dan and Shane get Danielle under one of the comforters and she can't get out.  They hold down the blanket and she squeals and screams.  Talk about summer camp. 

(I think Dan was trying to calm her down by making her laugh.)

Now Danielle starts telling Shane everything that "he" said and she goes on and on.  Shane listened and then said "who?".

(ha ha ha)

Now Shane gets it and says that he has won three competitions himself, but he was humble about it and didn't scratch his wins on his cup and didn't prance around and brag about it.    Now Dan asks Shane if it is 100% that Joe would nominate only one of them, against Jenn and Shane is pretty sure.

Now Dan leaves and Danielle starts in again about how evil Frank was to her.

Danielle:  He thinks he can just sweet talk me into a vote!  Like he can just schmooze me for it!  I just want to kick him in the balls, punch him in the face, and say you're an effing douchebag!

Now Shane says if Frank has tried so hard to be here for three years, what has he given up?  He doesn't even have a job!  Shane works so many jobs now and can barely make ends meet!

Danielle:  But I have to reapply to medical school!  I had to drop out to be here!  I'm a charge nurse!

Now Shane says that he had to make his point to Frank, just like he did to Ashley.  He asked Ashley to vote with him if he didn't nominate her when he was HOH.  She voted the other way, so he had to evict her.

Shane:  Sloppy game...

Danielle:  He wants to get with me!  Like today..I was over there working out and he said, you're doing some really deep lunges!  Your legs must be rock hard!  And I said, they are!

Shane can't wait until Julie Chen announces it is 3- 1, and Joe is safe.  They think Frank will be shocked, and Danielle thinks he won't even pack anything, he is so cocky about it.    Danielle is incensed that Frank told her that he was the only one who deserved to win, because he's played an honest game.

Shane says that they've played pretty honestly, too.  A few little lies to Janelle and so forth here and there, but he thinks they've been pretty honest.  But Frank has been abusive, Shane said.

Shane:  He called me a coward, a bitch and pussy.  Right to my face in the kitchen.

(Right after Mike was evicted, I think.)

Shane is playing with a tiny yoyo that must be Ian's.  His hair looks fantastic tonight.  Now they whisper that Ian needs to go.  Danielle says that from here out, the competitions are all mental, so they need to get rid of him. They would both rather have Joe there then Ian, so they can easily beat him.

Shane counts all of the money Ian has won, and the prizes.  (He doesn't know about the $1K from Pandora...)  Danielle thinks Ian really wants to experience the Jury House, too, so he can see what that is like.

Shane:  He told me he doesn't care about the money..

(Right Shane.  He doesn't care about the money.  I have a house you can flip, too, and double your money.)

7.  Now they talk about the possible competitions, and the questions that might be asked.  After the commercial Joe has joined Shane and Danielle and is really loving this.  Shane tells him to keep acting sad, like he's going, maybe even to make dinner tomorrow night and saying it's his last meal in the house.

Joe:  He came over and put his hand on my shoulder and asked if I was doing okay.  He patted me on the back to console me!

Shane:  He's so cocky.

Joe:  I swear, I wanted to turn right around and say, are you that cocky?  And that conceited?

Now they say that Frank tells everyone he's the best player to play this game.  Joe says that Ian told him that it's not enough for Frank to be the target--he has to "run around and tell everybody how good he is?"

Now Joe says that his speech on Thursday might consist of Joe holding up Frank's water bottle with all of his stats on it and to hold it up, saying do you want me here, or this guy? 

Danielle:  IF HE WATCHES ME WORK OUT AGAIN I'M GOING TO SCREAM!  He said, you are so beautiful Danielle!  Your lunges are so deep and your legs are so beautiful! 

Shane:  And then he said he'll get rid of Captain America next!  He said that to her!

They all agree that Frank should be humble right now...he's on the block.  Shane tells Joe that when Julie tells Frank he is evicted, he should pat him on the back and say "it's going to be okay!"

Joe:  I hate to say this, but I can't even stand to look at him.


Joe:  Oh my god...


Joe: Is that what he says?

(Where the hell have I been?  I am not aware of any of this!)

Now Joe leaves and Shane and Danielle lay down on the bed. Shane says his yoyo is a Duncan.  (of course)  Danielle says she needs to calm down.

 8.  Now Shane tells the camera that "if someone is in the DR, Danielle has some venting to will be good for camera time!"

Shane:  Now, maybe he really does do something, but he told us that he's been unemployed for three years!  Three years!  And I've been living paycheck to paycheck, basically, since I was 11 years old.

Danielle is going on and on about how mad she got at the hottub over all of this.  Shane says again into his microphone that the DR is really missing out...

(Is he trying to get rid of her?)

Danielle:  And his hairy body...that is so gross!  And his hair...

Shane: That's personal!  You don't want to be personal!

Danielle:  I DON'T CARE!  And I won't even get started on his face..and his feet!  His feet are disgusting!  If he was the last man on earth, I would go without!  I would go without!

Shane:  Awww. Bless her heart.

Shane says that Joe reported that he was talking to Frank about potential competition questions.  Frank said that if they said, who does America thinks looks better in a bathing suit--Shane or Frank, America would pick Frank.



Danielle: And I'm not speaking out of anger.  I'm speaking the truth.  So OK Live Feeders...

Now she says she doesn't think that "I'm the prettiest person in the world, but does he really think I would be attracted to him?"

Shane:  Maybe there's ...not much to choose from.  Maybe he thinks....I dunno...he thinks he's good, he thinks he's good lookin'....

Danielle:  Oh my gosh.  I just threw up in my mouth.

And with that, the show is over.


  1. Last night's After Dark was more than I could handle. I ended up fast-forwarding through the last part of it because I could not listen to Danielle bitch about Frank anymore. I honestly don't get why they hate him so much! Where the hell does Danielle get off thinking she is so superior to Frank? Really?!?! GAAAAAA!!!! I want to smack her pageant-bitch ass right now! Sorry. I'm bummed that Frank is going home and don't have anyone to root for anymore. After last night I don't like any of the others anymore.

  2. Poor naive Frank. It broke my heart to see him on tonight's CBS show, telling the DR about his alliance with Dan. Just makes me cringe. Yeah, it's a game, but I just feel so bad for the poor guy having the entire house just screwing him over. I haven't seen him do anything that justifies the way they are all talking about him. I hope he's secretly super rich and doesn't need the money. Maybe Nana pays him to be her live-in assistant? I wouldn't date the guy but he seems like a loyal friend. He and Jenn are the only ones left in the house that I would actually want to hang out with. I miss Wil, too. After tomorrow I don't think I care what happens on this season.


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