Monday, August 27, 2012

Big Brother After Dark - How Many Wrongs Make a Right? 8-27-12 #BB14

This episode aired on Showtime at 9:00 pm BBT on Sunday night, but in the wee hours of Monday where I live.

Frank is the HOH and is Head Carrot this week.  Dan and Danielle are on the block for eviction, but there are two POVs that could be played tomorrow afternoon.  The 24 hour punishments ended earlier today, like Dan's 24-hour House Party, Franks 24-hour chum dunk, and Britney and Danielle's ankle shackles.

So much drama.  Dan held a "House Meeting" earlier today where he told everyone that Danielle was dead to him.  He also pretended to fall ill after being released from the House Party and Danielle went to get a medic for him.  She told Britney that he seemed to be under mental stress, rather than physical stress.


1.  The show opened with a very friendly meeting between Dan and Frank.  They are discussing Ian's betrayal of Frank and Mike last week.  Dan was waiting for Frank to ask him at some point if Ian was the one who gave the other side information. (Obviously Dan has just told Frank all of the dirty Quack Pack Details.)  Frank knew when he heard Ian tell Mike to "Get to Steppin'" that something was up, and Ian was nervous around him since then.

Dan tells Frank that Ian was mad at Frank that night Frank had the date with Ashley, not just out of personal jealousy, but he told Dan that he was worried that he might lose her support in the game.

Dan:  I told him, you can't cover every angle, kid, but then I realize that he did have every angle covered...he thought he had Ashley.

Frank, grinning:  He didn't...

They both chuckle, and Frank gives a shout out to "Barb and Auggie" (Ashley's parents).  Frank is wearing that ridiculous costume, which is funny.  Dan says that the night where Mike and Frank confronted him about being the rat, it was very hard for him to just sit there and take the heat, instead of bringing Ian's name up.  Dan says all he could do is just sit there.  If Dan can make it to the end, then that is what he came here to prove.

Frank:  If we can get Britney out, we can get rid of Shane later. He might make final three with us, but he won't win that last HOH Q & A. 

Dan says if Joe is with them, Frank says it is Wrap City.  (Would Dan take Frank to the end?)

2.  Dan leaves the HOH and Joe and Ian come right in.  During the meeting Dan made some sort of allegations, and Joe is really pissed about them. He says you can't just drop a bomb like that, you have to back it up with facts.

Now we see Dan approach Danielle in the Arcade.  She is sobbing that Dan "broke her heart" and Dan is looking at the camera and trying not to laugh.   She says that he humiliated her in front of the whole house.  Dan said he wanted to tell her ahead of time, but he knew she wouldn't cry if she knew in advance.  She tells him the whole house is mad at Dan for what he just did.

Dan:  I'm trying to save both of us...I think I just made an alliance to save us...with Jenn and Frank.

Danielle:  Did you know you were going to break my heart like that?

Dan didn't know she would take it so hard.  He tells her that "Jenn loves her, and is steamed up for her".  (What?  No...)  She is mad that he used her feelings, but she has stopped crying and is curious now.  Dan tells her she still needs to act sad.  They need to "roll with them" for a few weeks, and that Frank wants "this little piece of dogmeat out".

3.  Now in the HOH Frank is chatting with Ian, Jenn and Joe.  Ian says after Dan's display tonight, he is 3000% against using his Golden POV to save Dan.  Joe wants to know if Frank is good with Dan, i.e. what just happened when Frank met with him.  Frank said that Dan just wanted to show his respect for Frank's hard work, and that he wanted to clear the air a little.  Frank gave no indication that he formed an alliance with Dan.

Back to the Arcade Danielle tells Dan she "just threw up her dinner".  Dan gave her a hug.  Now Danielle is mad, telling Dan what everybody is saying about him now.  (I'm sure nothing would please Dan more than this stuff.  It's part of his plan.)  Joe told Danielle that he expected Dan to start campaigning against her now, but Dan says that he would never do that.  She is still unloading on him but he says "it got us through this week, didn't it?"

Danielle:  So now we have to work with Frank for the rest of this game?

Dan:  Let's see what happens tomorrow morning.

4.  Back up in the HOH they talk about Dan being near tears during his House Meeting.  Britney brings up that he said "no matter what happens Frank, you will always be my nemesis". 

Britney:  And he took a cheap shot at Danielle, too, when he told Shane some day he would meet a nice girl!

Frank said he didn't think he meant it like that, and he thinks Dan will try to smooth things over with Danielle.  Ian and Britney show no sign that they suspect Dan has betrayed them. 

In the Arcade Dan tells Danielle that he had 24 hours to come up with a plan, and that the 24-hour House Party was the best thing that ever happened to him in this game.  He said he had to fake being sick, too.  After the House Meeting Danielle told Dan that Jenn was so mad at him, and she was saying "who is telling lies about this girl"? 

Dan gives her the "rock" with his knuckles and she tells him he is "really something".  She is smiling a little and asked if "they" knew he was going to do that.  Dan said no.  Danielle starts talking about her DR session and how she discussed Dan's health and BB tells her to shut up about that.  Dan says when they leave the room they should say that he apologized for saying things that way, but that it will take some time for her to forgive him.  

Dan:  Just for the record, you are much more loyal than Ian.  He has deals with everybody..Final Two Deals, Final Four deals...with everybody.

Now he says they need to get Jenn to use the POV.  Frank is going to talk to her first within the hour.  Danielle is thinking now about what to say to her, and how to play the conversation.  Dan doesn't think that she would ever use it on him, but would save Danielle.  Danielle wonders who would go on the block.

Dan:  Are you sure you want to hear this?

Danielle:  Britney?

Dan nods and counts the votes for her to stay.  He thinks she will have four votes to keep her and evict Britney.  When she talks to Frank, he says don't say you have a final two deal with me or he will cut you as soon as he can.  Just tell him that Dan explained why he did what he did, and that you understand.  Dan thinks Ian will be next to go, and any other options are "way down the road".  He says she might want to wait a little while to go up and see Frank, since everything "is so fresh" right now.

Now Dan tells her about the meeting with Frank he had where he told him the truth about all of the deals to date.  Then Danielle got him to admit that he has a Final Two deal with Frank and Dan nods, saying that Frank thinks that, but his real Final Two deal is with Danielle.  Dan says "there is no one that he can win against in the end, but if he can get one of his players to the end as a Coach, then he will feel good about that."

Danielle:  So, you're now asking me to turn on Britney and Shane?

Dan:  No, you don't have to.  If I stay or go, you're covered.

Danielle:  I should have known you would use my emotions.  I should have known...

Frank is going to tell Jenn that Dan gave him some new information, and explain that the two of them can work with Dan and Danielle.  He says Jenn is "raging" now, but they plan to approach Jenn tonight.  Dan says that Ian blew up the plans earlier that they had with the Silent Six.  Even with the Silent Six, they were going to target Britney and Shane first within the group.

Dan says that when people are enraged, they don't make good decisions.  He says he can act like an assassin in the house, and then walk right outside and return to his normal self.  Other players think this is real life, but to him it really is a game.  He knows his best move right now is to stay in the Arcade Room like he is ashamed, and to lay low.

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More POV Aftermath #BB14

Frank and Dan had a whispered meeting in the Arcade.  Dan heard yelling out there and wanted to know if it was Ian.  Frank told Dan that Ian came up and was yelling at Frank and Frank told him to "get the fuck out".  Dan giggled at that.

Frank and Ian had planned to do some "day drinking" today and when Ian came up to grab his beers he told him to just forget about that plan.  Frank said, "you were probably going to get drunk and drop some bad news on me, huh?" and Dan had to roll over and laugh he thought it was so funny.

Right after this Frank and Ian had a huge shouting match in the living room.  I had a client on the phone so I had turned the sound down---can anyone add a comment with some sound bites about that?  I know it was good, because we went to FISH right after that.

Now Britney and Danielle are sad together in the Arcade.

 Ian just approached Joe to make a deal.  He made it clear that Frank is his target, and he can beat him in endurance, and Ian is also good at quizzes.  Joe basically told him that he already had a deal with Shane, and it could include Ian too.

The backyard is open now.

Ian is Getting his Drank On #BB14

After Frank told Ian to get the fuck out of the HOH, he came storming back a few minutes later to get his three bottles of Guinness out of the fridge.

He went downstairs and slammed them on the dining table, and was tearing up a kitchen drawer looking for a bottle opener.  This would have been a good time for screw off caps...

Now he's doing some angry drinking, and stormed around and made some lewd gestures meant for Frank.

Shane is being sweet to Danielle and his holding her hand in the living room.  He is asking the DR to get her some Xanax.  (Danielle already knew this was going to happen, but I guess she is still upset, because Britney is upset.)

Britney had a teary meeting with Dan in the Arcade.  She just wanted him to tell her she's going home, and ended up telling him "his game is so cold..." before leaving.  (I'll bet Dan loved that statement, as a fan of Dr. Will's.)

Now she's up in the HOH and broke down, telling Frank he is a great player, and she knows he worked so hard to be there.  She understands the game but is still sad, and shocked.  Jenn went and got her a roll of toilet paper to use as Kleenex.  Jenn says she didn't want to have two ladies up on the block, so she's sorry about that.

Britney feels screwed over by Dan.  I guess Frank made statements in the meeting about knowing the extent of Ian's betrayal, so the Quack Pack is trying to figure out who told Frank. (Who told him?  Why, Dan of course.)

Ian is railing about Frank leaving--he can't play for HOH for the next two weeks.  He is pacing and just called Frank a "lying backstabbing piece of shit".  But then Ian says that he "only had 16 seconds" to make the decision to backstab Mike Boogie, but Frank "had all day".  The cameras show Danielle just staring at Ian as he says these ridiculous lies.

Does Ian realize Dan betrayed him?

Shane:  Enjoy it America!  The most eff-ed up season of Big Brother ever!

(According to Dan, Shane has never seen a full season of Big Brother.)

I'll bet Ian's mom just wants to get on a plane and go get her baby.

Britney, laughing:  I feel just like Janelle---I  look like crap right now--I didn't fix my hair!

The POV is Over...and Whoa..... #BB14

Jenn used her POV to save Dan, and Frank put Britney on the block.  She and Danielle are sitting in the nomination chairs.  Britney is stunned.

And Ian is in the HOH, mad as hell.  Frank the Huge Carrot is calling Ian out on his lies and betrayals in the game.

Danielle is playing it like she's been played, too....

Fucking Dan Gheesling....he may be the best player ever.

Whoa......Ian is yelling at Frank and he was just told to "get the fuck outside" by Frank.  Britney is trying to calm Ian down.

Welcome to the game, Jenn City.  

Dan Talks to Himself, and Us #BB14

Dan has been talking out loud, alone, on the patio for some time now.  I've been working on my real job, but I've been listening to Dan, too.

A few summary highlights:

*  He tells us that while he was in  isolation, he had plenty of time to think about next steps.  He now understands what is is like to be in prison, with nothing to think about but what happened, and how to fix it, and worrying about who is going to shank you.

*  He held a House Meeting last night which was supposed to be "his funeral".  He went around the group and said something nice to everyone except Danielle.  He said that "she was dead to him".  He is sorry that he had to hurt her, and play on her emotions that way.

*  It is all up to Jenn City right now.  If she uses the POV today, then he can be safe.  If she doesn't, then he is sure he is going, and he might not compaign too much.  He might just enjoy the time he has left in the house.

*  He thinks he struck a deal with Frank for Final Two.  He feels much better working with him now that Mike Boogie is gone.  He says it was unsettling to make business deals with a man dressed in a carrot suit.

*  He says his mom Sue Gheesling has probably not slept in three days, since Dan is a Have Not and was in isolation.  Last time he lost a lot of weight and she was very worried.  He ate part of a slop cookie and some matzo now to make her happy.  He left most of the slop cookie because he "didn't want to make Jenn City mad".  He said the matzo looks like a Pee Wee Herman version of a saltine cracker.  He likes them.

*  He knows his mom and other family members love Janelle, and he hopes that Janelle has contacted his mom.  He is sorry that he couldn't keep her around.

*   He mentions his Uncle, who I think he said "got in trouble" last time for being on the live feeds too much.  (at work?)

*  Jenn was upset that Dan didn't come to her directly to discuss her use of the POV.  Dan understood this, and apologized over and over for her.  Jenn was the only one who "saw right through the funeral, and what he was trying to do".  She's smart, and he hopes her music is good.  A true floater would never make a move, so he doesn't think she is a floater anymore.  She won the POV, and might just use it.

*  He likes Britney, but she needs to go this week.  She needs to "watch herself a little bit".  She has an "incredible, epic stinkeye".   He can see right through her.  He says Ian is obsessed with her.  Ian told Dan that if he voted Britney out, Ian would "rip his face off".  (Dan:  Ian, start ripping..)

*  He knows America likes Ian, but says the Ian who came in the house is not the Ian who is here now.  The Ian who told Danielle to Fuck Off in the POV competition.

*  He tells Jun Song to stop bitching about him on Twitter.  He hopes Rob Cesternino is enjoying the game play this year, and he will see him at some podcast conference somewhere.

*  Shane is a nice guy, but he has never seen a full season of BB.  Dan doesn't know how that will happen.

*  Joe Arvin and Ashley are "true floatation devices".  Joe is a trouble maker and needs to go soon.  (Dan:  Sorry Levi)

*  Dan just said Ian "threw the POV to Frank on the live show".  What??  I don't think so...

*  Dan apologizes for his conduct in the Pandora's Box episode, specifically saying he'll rat out Ian, "M.F'er".  He knows he has young cousins who were watching and he is sorry.

I wish Dan had talked to use more this season.  He's been a big bore and hasn't shared anything with us on the live feeds, or in his DR sessions.  There is a bird that has been flying around the backyard.  Dan fed it some bread, but the bread just sits there now, and the bird doesn't come back to eat.

Dan says we can contact him at to let him know if we like, or don't like him this year.  We can also "sign up for his mailing list".

He misses his wife "like a fat kid misses cake".  In the past he has made fun of house guests who miss their spouses, but now he understands.

Evel Dick Tweets #BB14

For someone who swore they were finished with Big Brother after this season, he sure has a lot to say.  But first, a brief summary of recent events:

Apparently Father Dan Gheesling has something cooking with Frank now, and Jenn may have agreed to use her POV to save Danielle, so Frank can put up Britney.  Basically Dan has confessed the entire Quack Pack situation to Frank, so Frank knows what a rat Ian was, and Dan knows Britney also ratted him out.

I think Danielle is on board with this plan, too, in order to save Dan.  The Wild Card here is Ian's Golden POV.  We really don't know the rules around that (which Evel Dick alludes to below) so if Ian can use his Golden POV after Jenn's standard POV, then he might save Britney.  Then who would Frank put up?  I think Dan could stay then, with the Quack Pack votes, sending Joe or Jenn home.  I'm not sure Frank is smart enough to nominate Shane, but that would be a good choice.

Anyway, after Dan's fake health scare yesterday, Dick's tweets ran the gamut from disbelief, to grim acceptance, with his usual hatred for the current Big Brother system sprinkled over everything.

The order of these tweets is all over the place, but there are too many of them for me to mess with today.  I'm sure you can get the picture here...