Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Hit Men Take Aim #BB16

Last night at the end of BBAD, there was a little moment between Derrick and Cody that I rewound twice, and then found on the live feeds so I could watch it again.  This little moment has got to find it's way on the CBS show...surely.

To set things up, earlier in the evening Nicole and Hayden brought a plan to Derrick and Cody that involved taking Zach down of the block and putting up Frankie.  They wanted to know if Derrick and Cody would vote out Frankie.  Hayden and Nicole told them that both Frankie and Christine had directly or indirectly suggested Nicole put either of them on the block next to Zach if Jocosta came off with the PoV.

Nicole wants assurance for the votes, because she wants to be sure Frankie leaves if she puts him up.  She vows not to even tell Christine she is considering this, because Christine will tell Frankie.  They're on to Christine, too, not just Frankie.

So Derrick walked through the house, where Frankie was leading a loud abs session, the one where he counts out loud and claps.  As Derrick walked through the living room he stopped to dance a little with Jocosta, and then walked to the bathroom.

He ran into Cody, who was just coming out, and they took a quick moment to whisper.

Derrick:  In the DR, they said, 'the fucking hitmen?' and it's a joke's a joke...

Cody laughed, and started whispering furiously.

Derrick:  We have no choice...

Cody:  What, are we going to say no?

Derrick:  Yeah HoH, we don't want to work with you.., Frankie's trying to set us up.

Cody: He's done...

Derrick, taking aim:  Guess what?

Cody:  Get the fuck out of here!

Derrick:  BOOM!

Derrick:  You got caught again!

Cody:  I swear, just before the HoH I had asked her what about sitting with him in the end?  And I told her, I don't want to be next to him in the Final Two..and now..

They decide to just take it week by week with Hayden and Nicole, and see what happens.

While they whisper, Frankie is still leading exercises in the living room, but doing them with the voice of one of his obnoxious characters.


Jeff Talks to Amber After Her Blindside #BB16

Jeff sat down with Amber on Friday after her Thursday eviction and it's the same old Amber we all know...sweet, smiley and very naive about the Big Brother game.

Obviously Amber is being inundated with questions about Caleb, and it sounds like she has been debriefed about a few things since her eviction.  Amber says she tried to be nice to everyone and was shocked none of her friends in the house voted for her to stay.

Devin's name came up, and Jeff assured her that he is a totally different person than the one she saw in the house, so everyone is a little crazy in there. 

Jeff brought up Amber telling Julie Chen that she thought Donny was running the game.  Amber has since learned that Derrick is actually running the game, and is glad for him.  She says she thought everybody loved Donny and that is why he was the leader.

Do they not have make up for Jeff on set?  His nose looks like he had a sporting accident while he was wearing sunglasses.

Jeff prefaced his comments about Caleb by saying again that people get crazy in that house, but then asked Amber why Caleb could never button up his shirt.

Jeff:  Are you in shock seeing somebody with his shirt buttoned up right now?

Amber: Well, I like it buttoned up...I like to wonder what it will be like later..

She mocked Caleb wearing the onesie with it zipped all the way down and said she didn't need to see that.

Jeff comments that Amber kept it classy, and never gave Caleb any indication that Jeff could see that would lead Caleb on.  Amber heard backstage that Caleb got mad and threw her bunny slippers and they laugh about that.

Jeff said Caleb immediately just became obsessed with Amber in a "5th grade" type of way and she agreed.  She's seen the footage of Caleb staring at her through the glass door and thinks she has a lot to learn about how bad his obsession with her actually was.

Jeff acknowledges that Amber played the game very honestly and she is proud of that.

Jeff:  I can understand that, because I tried to play a straight game too, but not that straight...

Amber was surprised that her friends like Christine and Cody didn't throw her a vote or warn her about leaving.  Jeff asked her about Cody, mentioning they looked pretty cozy in there.

Amber:  Cody's like my brother.

Jeff:  Well, I don't want to hold hands with my brother on the couch.

Amber:  Cody and I had a secret squeeze we would do with our fingers....

Jeff:  Well it looks inappropriate to me.

They laughed but Amber wouldn't show the squeeze to Jeff.  She mentioned Frankie acting shady in the house and going from one side to another.  She doesn't think he is in trouble yet, but thinks he may be soon.

She heard the house guests speculating about Donny's actual job, but she says he talked about plants and flowers all of the time, so she always believed he was a groundskeeper.

Jeff asked Amber if she remembered meeting him before the show started and filming the "time capsule" message to herself.

Amber:  Yes!  Do ya'll have that?

Jeff said they did, and showed Amber the footage of her congratulating herself on winning Big Brother and using the money to help her family and take a little trip.

 At the end of the interview Jeff gave Amber a gift....a fucking plastic tumbler and Amber acts excited about it, saying she's from Tennessee and they use cups like that all of the time.

Jeff taps the cup to let us all know it's durable plastic, and will "last forever".

The PoV Players Have Been Picked.....So Far, So Good #BB16

Christine, Caleb and Victoria have been picked to play in the PoV alongside Nicole, Jocosta and Zach.  Frankie is going to host, and he is so thrilled with that opportunity for camera time.

Zach is resting.  I'm not sure he has any idea that plans are being made to pull him off the block and put Frankie in his place.  They might even replace Jocosta with Frankie, but either way I think Frankie would be toast.

They shouldn't tell Zach a damn thing until the PoV ceremony, if this all goes down.  I'm not sure he can keep it quiet, and the stakes are high.  Unlike some fans, however, I DO NOT think Zach would sacrifice his game for Frankie.  Zach said it himself, he's a Con Artist, yo.

The mood in the kitchen is jovial.  Everyone is excited.  Derrick and Hayden are going to make some breakfast sandwiches.

Even Donny is as peppy as I've ever seen him.  He says he may want some eggs, but doesn't want to be any trouble.  He already had one Poptart.  Hayden explained that eggs are going to be cracked anyway, so Donny might as well have some.

They are all concerned with being Have Nots this afternoon, so they are trying to eat up.

Donny donned his HoH swag and cleaned the window for Production.  That window gets covered with water spots and cooking splatters, of course.

Donny took pride in his work, even kneeling down to look at the glass from other angles to be sure it is clean.

Hayden misses Amber being around to clean up after everybody and do their laundry.  All Hayden had to do was mention he was considering doing his laundry and Amber would just do it.  Donny said she never did his laundry, but she did fold it a few times.

Frankie says he needs to start walking through the kitchen once more each night before going to bed.  Last night he left pasta out all night because he was so used to having Amber put everything away.

Zach turned over and called out to Nicole that Victoria was calling for her.  Apparently Victoria is in the room, too, while Caleb is napping.  She's chained to him and can't sleep.

Nicole came in and Victoria explained the situation.  She asked Nicole if she would ask Jocosta to borrow her Bible, so she could occupy herself while Caleb rested.

They whispered about something---I think Victoria was talking about house guests who were chained together in previous seasons. She said they slept in the same bed "butt to butt".

Victoria said that when the casting process started, she started watching old Big Brother US seasons constantly, one episode after another.  Her parents really got into it, too, and commented on some of the situations.  Victoria even watched the online show Jeff and Jordan Do America, and was really into it, she says.

(She sure didn't act like a fan of Jeff when he interviewed her preseason.)

Nicole went and got the Bible for Victoria, who started flipping pages and reading.  Probably reading about Adam and Eve, right?

Cody is disappointed that he doesn't get to play today in the PoV.  He likes to compete, he says. 

Derrick thinks it may be the PoV comp that he really wanted to play in..the one where they are in harnesses and fly across the lawn to solve a puzzle.  Donny points out that Cody has never played in a BoB, but Cody laughs and says that's okay, he'll just play in the PoVs.

Zach got up and it looked like he was going to do something special.  Take a look at how every available surface in there is covered with clothes and other crap.

He went to storage and got a drink out of the fridge.

He stayed in there and drank the entire thing.  It looked like it might be a Bolthouse Farms drink, or something similar to that bottle type, so maybe he got some good nutrition.  He then went over to the counter and opened up a crackly package of something and ate two or three small pieces of whatever it was.

Then he went right back to bed.  And what a hella-mess in that room, too.  There are hooks on the wall for them to hang clothes from, but I see at least three empty hooks. I guess if I was in that house I would just give up, too, and throw shit everywhere.

(I would NEVER be in that house, though.)

Nicole laid in her HoH bed and tried to enjoy a few moments peace with her Luke Bryan CD. 

Frankie came in there and was talking some trash about people, and saying Donny is a lot more brilliant than everyone gives him credit for.  (Probably trying to pre-sell someone using the PoV to blindside Donny......HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.)

Then Nicole got Frankie to imitate her nomination speech.  Frankie did it, which was interesting.  She said that Jocosta was like her mother in the house and she hated to have to put her up.  For Zach, Frankie said something like this:

"Zach, in keeping with your Big Brother Dictionary tradition, I looked up the word Super Villain and only saw Evel Dick's picture.  You are way too cute and sweet to ever be a Super Villain".

Nicole: it wasn't even that fierce...

(Previously she was worried that she was too bitchy or mean.)

Frankie said it was totally in keeping with her usual personality, which is why Zach didn't yell at her.

Frankie:  You're totally America's are...


Then they talk about how Amber kept telling everyone that she had a huge secret that she couldn't tell anyone, but they have to trust her.  She said she had something she was running away from and they don't understand why she said all of that.

Frankie:  If something is that bad, then you shouldn't be here! Just go home and take care of it!

Eve Shaves Adam's Head - Beast Mode Baldie #BB16

Caleb and Victoria went back in the DR to prepare for the next phase of Caleb's punishment, which involves Eve shaving Adam's head.  Frankie snuggles up to Cody and announces he will make a salmon salad, mispronouncing "salmon".  Frankie would be happy to eat some sort of fish salad every day, but I have heard the house guests saying it is starting to get old for them.

I understand loving something so much you could eat it every day, but the house guests no longer clamor around to eat the fish salad.

Frankie uses two forks to pulverize a piece of cooked fish. I think he added Dijon mustard or maybe it was mayonnaise, and that was it.  He put a few handfuls of spinach in a bowl and added some of the salmon salad, olive oil and vinegar.  Then he left the rest of the salmon salad on the counter, uncovered, and left the room.

Caleb and Victoria came out of the DR and Caleb announced the type of shaver they were given, and then the house guests followed them through the house on the way to the bathroom to witness the shaving.

Victoria can't be in front of a mirror without messing with her own hair.  She has issues with that, of course. 

Caleb shows her the razor and gives some simple instructions.  She kind of shrugged it off like she knows what to do.  Look at Jocosta in the background.  Her ass is still on the block, but if she had been willing to do what Victoria is doing maybe things would have worked out differently.

(I love Zach, but can you imagine being chained to him for two days?  Oy vey.)

Derrick came over, in Helpful Mode as always, and moved the chair Caleb is going to sit on away from the bathroom rug.  He's probably imagining what the floor is going to look like in 10 minutes and was thinking strategically.  It's not like anyone else would think of that, right?  Hell no.

Caleb announces that "they" are making them new costumes, because the leaves are falling off, and  tries to hand Victoria the clippers. She is busy, however, fussing with her own hair and doesn't take them at first.

Caleb:  Here, do your thing.

You'll note that Zach has joined them in the picture above, but he looks impaired, doesn't he?  Is this the last "Hot" picture I will take of Caleb Reynolds?

We get FISH, probably so Production can give them some last minute instructions.  After all, you can only film a head shaving once.  I think they were giving safety instructions, because when we return you can feel the nervous tension.  Victoria "practiced" a few full head strokes while the clippers were off and Derrick stepped in to give some assistance.

Derrick is standing by, ready to jump in and apply a tourniquet or maybe just pressure to the wound.  They have to wait for Donny so someone went to go get him.  (I heard Donny say on BBAD that he wants to shave his beard off next Thursday...I hope they let him do it.)

Caleb gives a eulogy while he waits.

Caleb:  Hair, I have loved you since I met you.  I have kept you clean when you are have been my best friend my whole life...

The cameras slowly close in on Victoria's face as Caleb eulogizes his hair.  It''s an interesting moment, for someone who reported losing her own hair three years ago.

Donny finally shows up and Derrick announces that it is Game Time.  Caleb would like us all to know that he hasn't shaved his head in seven years, since he was in the Army.

Guess who placed himself to get right there in the effing camera shot? You're a little long in the tooth for the McCauley Calkin pose, hon.

Once Victoria gets going she seems very confident.  Even Derrick said she is doing a great job.  Everyone wanted her to go down the middle at first and they all laughed.  A little too much laughing, I think, particularly from Christine. It sounds a little mean spirited to me.

 Maybe Frankie won't have to fake shock during Monday's PoV ceremony, huh?  We can only hope...

They all comment on how handsome Caleb still is with no hair.

Hayden:  Damn.  I thought the rest of us would have a chance to be the best looking guy in here...nope.

Pieces of Caleb's hair have fallen into his lap, amongst the leaves, and Hayden thinks it looks really funny and points it out to everyone.

At one point it seems to get to Caleb, because he gets snappy, saying they "have to clean this part up".  Derrick said he will "line him up" with no problem.  Derrick cut Caleb's hair before the live show and says now that all his work went to waste, but one of the girls pointed out how nice his hair looked on live TV.

Donny:  I guess there's no way to ugly him up!  He's too purty.

I love this picture.  If not for Big Brother, there is no way any of these men would ever know each other.  Now, they are bonded for life, and one of them just might win a half million dollars.

Caleb Reynolds is one tough cookie.  And he's a good sport, too. As long as Caleb is in the game, he'll always be a bigger target and this helps guys like Cody, Hayden and Derrick.

Finally Victoria announces she is finished and Derrick steps in to clean up the edges.  Apparently they got approval from the DR for Derrick to do this.  Frankie announces Caleb's is now "sexy as fuck" but a few seconds later says "by Thursday it will be sexy again".

Donny says he looks better than Brendon did with a shaved head.  (And that's saying something, because Brendon looked fine.)

D-Rack to the rescue.  (That's his nickname in the house.)


From the FeedWatcher archives, please enjoy this blast from the past, when Brendon Villegas had to shave his head to win the PoV when he was on the block, and also had to be chained to Britney Haynes for 24 hours (they HATED each other at that point in the game) and also dunk himself in chum for 24 hours.

Good times....