Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Big Brother After Dark - Ian is Quackers - 8-22-12 #BB14

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

Shane is still the HOH, and Mike Boogie and Jenn Arroyo are on the block.  One of them is going home on Thursday night.  Someone else is going home, too, and may or may not be the first member of the Jury.

Tensions are high, as Jenn reacted very strongly about her nomination after Frank used the POV to save himself.  Jenn's attitude was surprising to the house guests, since she has been living way under the radar this summer.  I'm sure the CBS show will edit her behavior to make it appear as if she has a chance of being evicted, but I don't think Mike Boogie has any hope of staying in the BB14 house at this point.

Mike might have had a shot, but not with Ian playing against him as a member of the Quack Pack.  Mike will learn about that soon enough.  Hopefully Frank will, too, since the two of them have been treating Ian like a weakling who would never work against them.

Think again, Froogie.

OK.  I've said too much already.

1. The show opens with Danielle and Jenn laying in a corner of the back yard doing stretching and floor-work type exercises.  Like leg lifts and stuff.  They are talking softly but I can't hear everything that is being said. Danielle is leading and counting the number of reps.

Ian and Dan have a whispered conversation in the Boom Boom Room and Ian wants to talk later upstairs.  Ian has been in the shower, shaving, etc and the backyard crowd said they hadn't seen him in awhile.

On the patio, Mike, Frank, Ashley and Joe were sprawled chatting about road rage incidents.  Mike told a story about an incident where somebody "punched his fucking window" and then he saw him at Whole Foods later.  Mike told him that the guy was big and he didn't want to get in a fight, so the guy just walked away. I'm not sure what started the road rage---maybe a parking lot battle for a space.

He thinks the guy saw him in the store, then went outside to look for Mike's car, which he said was an unusual style and color.  It turned out that the incident happened 5 blocks from the guy's house, near the bar Lola's on Sunset.  Ashley says that Whole Foods is always hopping.

One of the wake up songs was 500 Miles and Frank just figured out it was sung by the Proclaimers.

2.  Ian and Dan are playing pool.  Ian doesn't like much ice in his Diet Coke and says the restaurants try to screw you by putting too much ice in your drink, which they overcharge for anyway.  Ian has "NOLA Bucks" which sounds like his school meal card.  He goes to Panda Express and for some reason Dan says that the Orange Chicken is for hipsters.  Ian argues that the dish is too mainstream for hipsters, and Dan doesn't have a comeback for that.

Dan wonders where Ian got his intelligence, specifically his "uncanny ability to remember things".  Ian doesn't think that IQ is an inherited trait, but his mother is intelligent, and his father is very well-read.  He reads newspapers every day.  Ian is well-read because he read encyclopedia as a child.  In the 3rd grade he used to read the encyclopedia at school during one of the free periods.

He also reads Wikipedia frequently, and browses and learns a lot from surfing that website.  Dan asked if he also writes Wikipedia updates, and Ian said no, not much.    (What about the BB page?)

3.  Jenn and Danielle are now doing an exercise move called the Mashed Potato that refers to an old-fashioned dance, I think.  Jenn liked that one.  Danielle asks her how much she trusts Frank.  She says she knows Frank kept her from being a Have Not, but she didn't know he had a deal with Dan that got broken.  If Jenn stays on Thursday then it's like another reset for her.

Danielle mentions that Jenn had told her that Froogie said if they won HOH that they nominate Shane and Dan.  Jenn says they want Britney out, too.  She knows Frank was really pissed to be nominated yet again, and that they try to sell themselves as huge targets to provide safety for the others.

Jenn:  Boogie has always gotten himself out of situations, so I'm scared he will do it again.

I think they are finished with their workout, and are just stretching now.  Danielle whispers that Froogie is saying mean stuff about Jenn that "is pointless" to try and get Mike to stay.  She also says tey are "offering everybody Final Three deals".  Jenn is not surprised by this, but Danielle warns her that "when she stays, to be careful".

I think she means to be wary of Frank.  She also says that Ashley doesn't talk to her at all anymore unless Jenn is around.  She thinks Ashley is "not allowed to talk to her".  They are pushing Joe to give his answer about his vote, and she thinks once Joe tells them the truth things will escalate and they will be mean again to everybody.  Danielle says she was "bawling yesterday in the Arcade" after they talked to her, and that the "words cut deep".

Danielle is now telling Jenn that she never heard Mike badmouth her, but he does badmouth Ian which is why Shane didn't nominate him.  (not true--Ian is in the Quack Pack with Shane).  Danielle says that Frank is the one who primarily badmouths Jenn.

(She is really working the Anti-Frank agenda hard.)

4.  Now we see Joe with Britney in the bathroom lounge. He is telling her about a conversation with Ashley where she talked in circles about her vote this week.  Joe is claiming to be the swing vote.  (But we know that isn't true, because of Ian's involvement.)

He reports that Ashley said that she wouldn't be leaving "Ian or Frank".  Britney just listens and says to be sure to report back to her or Danielle with new news.  Joe asks if it is okay to go ahead and tell Froogie that he is voting against them---he can't take the pressure anymore and doesn't want to "start any shit".  They don't understand why Ashley is supporting them.  Joe points out that how can she be on anybody's side when nobody even knows where she lives?  Joe says she's told 5 different stories about where she lives.

He also reports that Ashley wants to keep working with Joe, and said that she hopes Britney isn't mad at her.  She told Joe that she is staying with Ian and Frank because "she loves them" and Joe tries to make that into a sexual statement as he jokes with Britney.  Joe jokes that JoJo tried to offer him cigarettes for votes, and Mike Boogie tried to bribe him with restaurant deals.

5.  After the commercial break we see Britney laying in the backyard where Jenn used to be, whispering with Danielle. They are whispering about the vote.  They think Ian will blame the vote to keep Jenn on Ashley, so Frank will be mad at her.

Britney whispers something about seeing a doctor, and they said she was suffering from stress.  I think the area that is bothering her is her neck.  She pointed at it and said that they told her to massage it and I think they gave her meds for it.  She didn't want to take them, because of the upcoming HOH I think, but Danielle said she should take it.  I think the injury related to the Pirate Ship.

BB didn't like Britney saying any of that, and interrupted her several times to shut up about her DR sessions.

6.  Now we see (and HEAR) Joe in the HOH with Shane, tattling about all of the afternoon's events.  He mentions that "Boogie and Ashley are in there sleeping together".  Shane jumped all over that, but then Joe had to admit they were sitting together on the couch.

Joe is asking Shane if it is okay for him to tell Froogie about his vote.  Britney wanted him to wait until later so that she could stay up in the HOH Room to avoid the drama.  Joe and Shane both expect Big Drama when Froogie hears Joe's news.  Shane says they are pissed that Boogie's gone, and Joe is going to set Frank straight about the reality---they will not get enough votes and they need to accept it.

Joe chortles that Jenn is so mad right now, if she won HOH she might nominate Frank and Ashley!

***continue reading after the jump***

Shane's HOH Blog #BB14

***Does Shane refer to sleeping to Danielle like sleeping with his bulldog Dozer?***

HoH Blog: Shane

Dear Big Brother Fans and America,

WOW, what a week huh? The past couple of weeks have gone by so fast without much drama or tension. However, the moods and feelings have changed dramatically since I heard Frank and Boogie were coming after me and I nominated them. GO BIG OR GO HOME!! I had to make the best decision to protect the quack pack and myself. Ultimately, this puts a huge target on my head but it also guarantees a big threat leaves the game. Now I just have to put my trust in my alliance and believe they can keep me safe! GO QUACK PACK! GOODBYE SILENT 6!

The final show is less than a month away, so America be prepared for four weeks of intense game talking, up and down emotions, game changing twists, decision making flips, votes that will leave you stunned, and nominations that leave you on the edge of your seat. Its time for the craziest month in Big Brother history, stay tuned!!

Changing subjects, I want to express my love to all Big Brother Fans! Without you I wouldn't have this amazing life changing experience as well as the best summer of my life. Most importantly, a special shout out to all my fans!! I appreciate all of the support you have given me. I will never give up in this game and I will do everything I can to protect my closest friends and allies. I will continue making big moves even if it puts me as the biggest target in the game. Congratulations to the U.S.A. in the Olympics!!! Hooorahh! I pray for our troops everyday that they are safe and come home soon and without harm. I need to give a shout out to God for he has given me the strength and courage to make it this far and will remain by my side until the end.

Lastly, I would like to give out some personal shootouts including some for the houseguest. Mom, Dad, Shannon and all of my other immediate family I love you all so much. Thank you for believing in me and for your support. Keep your fingers crossed. Mom, I am glad you took my advice and are working at the animal shelter and have a passion for it. Dad, you are the hardest working dad and I hope one day I am in a position so you don't have to work so much and you can just focus on your music. Shannon, good luck with school and your internship in Concord, NH. Tell Greg I say hi. I will come visit when I return home. Ron and Olden, you know I miss my two roommates. I hope all is well in good old Bennington. Olden I hope your race car is still in tack and Ron I hope you are behaving yourself without your wingman ;) Dozer I miss you terribly but I am glad I got a picture of you. Dani has been your replacement while I have been gone. She's a good cuddler but not as good as you! ha-ha Lastly, all my boys back home! Chris Stacy you know I miss you and please tell all the other guys I am thinking about them as well and miss them.

- Shane Meaney