Sunday, September 9, 2012

Big Brother After Dark - A Friend Indeed.... 9-9-12 #BB14

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

Ian is the HOH, and Jenn and Shane are on the block.  But that situation is only temporary, because Shane won the POV this afternoon.  I think it may have been one of those "ropes" challenges, where you have to untangle and carry a heavy rope.  Danielle has blisters all over her hands, and a large abrasion on the back of her left shoulder.


1. As the show opens, Dan, Danielle and Shane are in the kitchen.  Dan is making what I think is a quesadilla and they are chatting about BB10.  Specifically, about when Jerry won HoH.  Dan said that the house guests had some sort of ballots, but something went wrong with them and they had to do it again.  Dan said he voted for Jessie to win HoH the first time, but "for whatever reason" he changed his vote the second time and Jerry won.  BB didn't like this topic, and switched the cameras away to the back yard.

Ian is in the backyard, swinging on the hammock. This expensive new hammock was nice and quiet when they first got it, but now it is indeed squeaking and kind of groaning as it goes up and down, up and down.  I don't think any hammock, cheap or expensive, is built to undergo the stress that Ian puts on it with his constant, vigorous swinging.  Maybe they should have just bought him a rocking chair.

Now the cameras go back to the kitchen, where they are discussing Britney. Danielle told Shane that Britney was making plans to cut him out of the game.  Shane says he confronted her about it, but she always denied it.  Dan say he came into the game with little respect for Britney, but has more respect for her now. They all agree her social game was good.

(Then why have most of the evicted house guests said Britney was the most annoying person in the house, or certainly the messiest? They all told Jeff that...)

Dan and Danielle both say Britney was on BB14 because her BB12 DR sessions were so funny. Dan says she ripped on everyone and that is why she won fan favorite.  Shane didn't know that, and they talk about the cash that Britney took home.

Dan:  She said in her DRs that she hoped they all didn't get STDs through the air from another house guest.

Shane is scandalized by this!  He can't believe it!  Britney could say something like that on TV?

(Pretty ironic, considering what Janelle said about the medication she found in Britney's make up bag.)

Danielle adds that Britney always said that in BB12  she didn't have to do anything...she just hung out in the backyard and depended on Lane to protect her.  Jenn came in and based on a question from Danielle said that everyone else in her band is either vegan or vegetarian.

2.  Danielle eats her quesadilla (or whatever it is) by picking it up with her hands. She and Dan are alone in the kitchen and they are whispering a little.  Dan says this season was a lot harder than Bb10, and they discusss the reset.

Now Dan puts his own food on the plate and it is indeed a crispy quesadilla.  It looks like he made a few of them, and cut them all into quarters.  It looks like there is chicken or something in there.  Now Jenn is back and Dan says during the POV he got lost and was copying Jenn's puzzle---she had a whole row finished and he kept lookng at it. 

Now we go back out to Ian and the hammock, and the sound is TERRIBLE.  Production must be losing their shit, because Ian is talking to himself but you can't even begin to hear it.  The hammock sounds like something living in the Amityville Horror house. 

Dan brings salsa to the table with a big platter of quesadilla quarters and Danielle joins him.  I guess she is going to eat again.  Dan offered some to Shane but he went outside instead to do some laundry.    Dan is telling them that one of Chelsea's best friends is getting married the Saturday after the finale, so they are going to do that.  (Instead of going to Vegas, I guess.)

In the backyard Ian asks Shane if the "special treat is tonight".  Shane says no, and they think it will be tomorrow afternoon.  I guess in addition to the POV he may have won some sort of prize.

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The First Two-Time Winner of BB? #BB14

I don't see how he can lose at this point.  It really is like shooting fish in a barrel.

Dan is wearing his wedding ring around his neck, due to the injury to his fingers.  Dan is greasing the skids now, talking to Ian about Shane.  Ian thinks he might not be able to beat Shane, because he won so many competitions and other people got blamed for the decisions Shane made.

Dan mentions Mike calling Shane "Dan's B".  Father Dan doesn't even dare to say the word Bitch. 

C'mon now Dan.

Jeff Has a Chat with Chef Joe Arvin #BB14

Jeff Schroeder sat down for a live chat with Joe Arvin the day after his eviction from the Big Brother house.  They start out laughing and Joe is in great spirits.  He's a good looking guy, Joe is.  Very photogenic.

Jeff wastes no time asking about the hair on Joe's chin.  Joe says that is his "flavor saver" and also says it is his "mini Claus".  Jeff is brave enough to touch it.

Then Jeff says his favorite scene with Joe was when Joe thought Dan was Shane in the dark bedroom and started spilling his guts.  Jeff like the way that Joe didn't try to make excuses.  Joe says he spent the "next 5 hours laying there trying to figure out how to fix that."

Jeff:  Do you know how loud you are in the house?

Joe knows, and says he has two brothers and he had to yell to make himself heard.  Then he says maybe it is because the kitchen is so loud with the pots and pans and all.  Jeff thinks that cooking might be part of Joe's strategy.

Joe:  I didn't think I would win all of the challenges, but I didn't expect to win nothing!

Jeff asked Joe what he liked cooking with, and Joe says America voted on some great ingredient for them.  Joe enjoyed working with the salmon, and the cod.  Jeff says that is no punishment, is it?

Jeff, to us:  You all have no idea how loud it is right now in here! 

(ha ha ha)

 Joe:  We're bursting at the seams!

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Jenn Styled Shane, Too #BB14

She saw the shirt that Dan ironed for him and went outside to help him put together the rest of his outfit. 

 (Thank god, right?)

She held up the shirt to his jeans, and asked him if he had any skinnier jeans with him.  He didn't.  She ponders it, and says let's figure out what shoes you're going to wear.  He is wearing those bright white K-Swiss kicks that Britney made fun of.  Shane says that he doesn't have any other shoes, but Dan has a pair of dress shoes that might work.

Jenn:  Let's go take a look at those..

They go inside and Shane tries them on.  Jenn likes the way they contrast with the gray jeans.  Dan says it is fine with him if Shane wears them.  Shane will just roll down his athletic socks.  Dan says why don't you wear a pair of his dress socks? 

Jenn goes over to Dan's sock drawer with him and they select a gray pair of socks.   They have less than 30 minutes left.  I guess Shane is not going to shave.  Looks like he is trimming instead.  Dan keeps singing love ballads, teasing Danielle and making her mad, so we get FISH.

Ian sits outside, mumbling and rocking.  Dan, always the nosy horndog, asks Jenn if it is true that JoJo "goes on both sides of the street".

Jenn:  Yeah.  I thought that was common knowledge!

Dan:  Not to me.

I hope Jenn doesn't let Shane put on those "puka beads".  Dan is telling them that they will show them putting on blindfolds in the DR.  I think Dan was telling Shane to be sure and save the blindfold so he can keep it, but we got FISH and he was interrupted.

Danielle is nervous about leaving the house.  Dan teases her about holding hands with Shane tonight.  Danielle asks Jenn to help her with an intervention---she's really nervous.

No POV Yet. A Luxury Prize Instead. #BB14

And it seems to be something that Shane and Dani are participating in.  Dan helped Shane pick out a dress shirt and I think he is ironing it for him.  Shane went upstairs to take a shower in the HoH.   Danielle is rushing to put her make up on.  They don't have much time--they are going to leave the house!

Dan and Jenn chat about it and they think it might be a red carpet event.  Jenn tells Dan that CBS is affiliated with Viacom, which owns MTV, so it could be the movie awards, or the video awards.  Those shows tape around 5:00, so the timing works.

Jenn tells Dan to "work his magic...she's not stupid". 

Then Jenn comes back to Dan and points up, indicating that one morning they are going to hear one of her songs play.

Dan:  You gotta wake me up if that happens...come get me

Jenn:  I super duper promise that.

A few minutes later Jenn says that it is probably a movie premiere.  The card said something about "seeing the stars".  Danielle doesn't know what to wear, so Jenn says wear something you will be comfortable in.  She mentions a friend that she helped dress for some awards show and her friend said she needed something that would look and feel great after sitting down in it.  Jenn says but maybe you're a pageant girl, so wearing something fancy might be okay for her.

Jenn is excited for her.  They go to the bedroom to look at the clothes.  Jenn picks a green dress that has ruffles and says the color is good for her.  Danielle is happy Jenn is there for her.  Now they pick out shoes.  Danielle puts the dress on over her bathing suit and has Jenn help her remove it.  Jenn helps her close the zipper and then says "Boom".

Danielle does look good in the dress.  Jenn likes it with the wedges, but wants to see the flats to be sure.  Dani says the wedges are comfortable, so Jenn says to wear them.  Jenn says don't wear that if it makes you feel "like a hooch", and Danielle says she doesn't.  She was worried that the dress was too short for high heels.

Jenn:  One thing I know how to do is to dress the ladies.  Now c'mon, let's do this...

They go back to the bathroom so Danielle can do her hair.  Jenn helps with the microphone.

Dan asked Ian about BB4--Jun Song was the HOH and got to leave the house to fly to New York and attend the MTV Music Awards.  (She was called to the DR and never came back.  Everyone was left to wonder about her, and they had a guessing game to see if they could figure it out.  Jun was gone for about 24 hours.)

Dan tells Ian that at least they don't have to worry about Shane going to the Jury House for dinner or something like that, where Frank could poison his mind.  (In BB10, Dan won a luxury trip for himself and a guest---he did not tell the BB10 HG that, but took a jury member with him.  It was Michelle, and they went to a desert island for a barbeque and worked her for a vote the entire time.)

(Maybe Shane did have that choice, but didn't take it.  He should have picked Britney, if so.)

Jenn thinks it will be an MTV event.  Shane wishes all of them could go.  Dan tells them to look out of the windows of the car, but they will be blindfolded for the first part of the journey.  Shane is in shock that they will leave.  I hope Shane is going to shave.

Dan is excited to have news from them when they return.  He wants them to look out of the window at "gas prices" and other stuff.  Dan thinks the limo will pull up right at Hollywood and Highland and they will get out.  They joke that Jodi will be there..

Get Ready for Action #BB14

I think the POV ceremony is happening now, instead of Monday.  Everything is being scooted up one day, and there will be an eviction live on Wednesday night.  That is when we will go to the Final Four and the last series of competitions will begin.

There is sure to be drama after this POV ceremony.  Supposedly Shane will not use the POV, and this will cause Jenn to go ballistic, thinking they are all playing her and ganging up on her.

But I think the real plan is for Danielle and Dan to vote Shane out on Wednesday, stunning both Ian and Jenn.  Ian won't be able to play for HoH (I don't think?) so that will set the stage for Dan's final run at the end.

A few minutes ago, Jenn and Dan had a rushed conversation---you can see it on the left side of the Quad Cam below.  Jenn said, "you'd better not be playing me....I hope you're not all ganging up on me".

Then she kind of said, if she goes, she goes.  At this point there is not much anybody can do.  

Dan is so cocky wearing Memphis' hat. I really hope the vote Wednesday is live so we can see Ian's reaction.

Just Write Dan the Check Now... #BB14

and go ahead and bookmark his damned website.  He and Danielle are whispering and gloating.  I think Danielle has talked Shane into not using the POV.  Dan compares her to a Venus Flytrap, saying that she "lures men in with her nector and then SNAP".

She giggles and he says he will take credit for teaching her that.  I would think that indicates that they both plan to vote Shane out, right?  Why else would that be significant?  I guess they could just be happy to avoid going up on the block.

Ian rocks in his hammock outside, and Jenn lays on her stomach, trying to make the hunger go away.

They chat with Shane in the bathroom.  Dan needs to put in his contacts.  Look at how his fingers are all taped up.  That competition was a tough one.

Shane's voice is gravelly.  He's going to work out and then take a shower later.  Dani just plans to shave her legs now, then go outside and lay out.  She's scared to look at her back.  (I saw it last night and there was a HUGE strawberry-like abrasion on the left side of her back, above the shoulder blade.

Dan moves some things around in his room, sorting his shirts and such.

Shane goes outside to start warming up, stretching and moving across the yard.