Monday, July 27, 2015

There Are Two "I's" in Blindside, Too. (Not Just "Christine".) #BB17

There is excitement in the air as everyone prepares for the PoV Ceremony.  Some people are excited for that anticipated moment where Austin takes a seat in the nomination chairs, but the people who really know what is going on are full of nerves.

Because somebody is getting blindsided.  And unfortunately it is Jason Roy.

Becky wants to look cute, since she's one of the nominees.  James probably would get nominated today, if he didn't have immunity this week after winning the BoB.

Upstairs Vanessa is being very cryptic with Jackie, letting her know that there may be some surprises today, but not telling her what they may be.

Vanessa:  I just found out someone in our group is lying...and not being straight with me.

Jackie's panic was obvious, even after Vanessa told her that she was perfectly safe today, and this had nothing to do with her.

Jackie:  Oh...good.  I mean, good that someone isn't trying to start crap with me by making stuff up.

(Oh but Jackie....Vanessa caught that and will probably use it against you later, whether you are aware of it or not.  Because even though I don't think Jackie is acting shady with Vanessa, it sure made it seem like she was nervous about something.)

Jackie is really pushing for the Dark Moon group of eight to stay together, telling Vanessa that right now they have the numbers, so why not just wait until they get down to the eight of them, and then let them all fight it out?

Vanessa:  I just feel like I'm still playing alone, and the only reason why I'm even included in the group is because I'm HoH, and that some people pretended to be into the alliance just to save themselves this week.

(Vanessa is trying to grease the skids with Jackie about her blindside of Jason.)

Vanessa:  Who in the alliance do you trust the most, or trust the least?

Jackie says she has had the least game interactions with Meg and Jason.

Vanessa:  Do you think you should trust Jason?

Then Vanessa brought up the fact that at the beginning of this HoH week, James agreed to throw the BoB competition, so that Jackie could remain as the HoH all week.  Somehow the topic of Christine came up....Liz had spelled "Christine" with only one "i", and they did not win until James pointed out that Liz had spelled it correctly.

Suddenly Vanessa seemed to have her "Eureka" moment, probably realizing that James wasn't really on their side this week, and did want to win the BoB, after all.  Because I'm guessing she will use this to demonstrate that James, Jason, Meg, and maybe a few others were just playing along this week, and not really with the plan.

Vanessa:  I'm going to go and find out about that....I'll ask him.

Vanessa went right to the bedroom and woke James up to ask him if he told Liz that "Christine" was spelled incorrectly---that she was missing an "i".  James said yes, he did.  Vanessa thanked him and went right back upstairs, after she had a quick chat with Becky.

Becky is all excited about the PoV ceremony...she wonders what she can say to other people after the PoV ceremony about what she knew and when she knew it.  Vanessa told her to just say whatever she wants to say.

Vanessa went right upstairs and told Jackie that James confessed to telling Liz about Christine's "i" I'm sure Jackie is like, who cares about the damn "i", but with Vanessa, there aren't many wasted motions.

Vanessa dabs concealer on her facial issues.  A few layers.  And a few issues.

Downstairs Jason is getting ready for the day.  The cameras follow him as he moves about, in a happy mood.

James is paranoid about Vanessa's brief interrogation this morning.  He described it to Jason, but he missed a few details to adequately explain it.  Jason tried to reassure him, telling him he's A-OK right now.

James: But it's the next week that I'm worried about...when Vanessa asks a question, I think she wanted an answer for a reason.

Jackie is really on edge, visiting Shelli and asking if she knows what is going to happen today.

Jackie:  Is Austin still going up?

Shelli:  I don't know...I know this seems really stressful for Vanessa this week.  I do feel like something might be going on, though.

Jason checked his look today with Meg, and she said he looked really cute.

Jason:  These colors are so's like your palette.

If Clay is going to stand around in his manties, then I am going to take pictures of it.  We can assume that Clay puts his pants on one leg at a time, like other human beings, but the cameras shifted up so I couldn't see that part.

Vanessa got called to the DR, before she got a chance to talk privately with Jason.


After the PoV ceremony, we see Jason sitting out on the patio with Clay, dealing with his new reality.

Jason:  Oh well.  He tried.  Sorry Fam.

Clay sits outside with Jason, talking softly to him.

Jason: Too many people already promised Becky their vote...they only need five votes to get rid of me this week.  That's not hard to do.

As a contrast, we see Liz and Austin in the Lounge, celebrating.  Liz shoots birds at the cameras, telling us the Sixth Sense did it again.  Austin, like, can't believe he got out of this safely.

Austin: I like, can't believe I got out of this safely.

Jackie came in looking for Clay and Shelli.

After she left Liz wondered what Jackie was up to.

Austin:  That bitch.  She's freaking out right now.  She's next.  I hope that Clay and Shelli don't throw Vanessa under the bus, though.  Jackie must think she has something going with them....she might, too.

Up in the HoH, Vanessa was explaining everything to James, saying that if the new alliance wasn't really working together to carry out the plan, it's not a good alliance for her.

I only watched part of this, but James was calm and agreeable with her.  As expected.

Outside Jackie is PISSED.  She is so confused about this, wondering why Vanessa didn't tell her about this, because she had an opportunity this morning.

Jason:  Well, Vanessa is here to play...don't sleep on her in this game.  And don't think you can count on an agreement with her...

Jackie:  Exactly!  How did this happen?

Jason:  I want to take my four cigarettes back from that bitch!  After the PoV she asked me for four cigarettes....four of them.

Jackie turned to Clay and Shelli and asked them point-blank if they were surprised by this like she was.  They had a distinct physical reaction to the question.  I think Shelli actually put on her sunglasses and clutched that pillow, and Clay shifted in his seat.

Clay, murmuring:  Austin was always the plan to me...

Jackie:  What?  You're working with Austin?

Clay:  No...I thought the plan was Austin.

Meg came out, and has been crying.  She sat in the sun but Shelli scooted over, asking her if she wanted to sit by her in the shade.  This act of kindness sent tears down Meg's face.  I tried to get a picture of her wiping her face but it was hard to get one that was flattering, to be honest.

Jason:  Meg, you okay?  Remember what you said about being an ugly crier...

She nods and wipes her face.

Meg:  Well, that alliance worked out well.

Becky had a lot to say about this.

Becky:  I got fucked four times this weekend!  First with the noms, then the BoB, then the PoV, and now this!

Meg went in to see Johnny Mac, who gave her a hug.  They agreed that something must have changed last night, because people were running around like crazy.

John:  As of last night, I thought it was Austin.

Liz went up to see Vanessa, and the topic of Clay and Shelli came up.

Vanessa:  Were they supporting me or throwing me under the bus?

Liz:  Oh, they were saying they had no idea this was going to happen.

Vanessa:  I'm not surprised.  But NONE OF THIS would have happened if it weren't for them...I changed the noms because of them..

(She did.  That happened.  And it's interesting that Vanessa is on to the game Shelli and Clay are playing....but can she stop them?)

Liz is excited about switching with Julia. She's going to try and play a joke on her about the Twin Twist not working out.

Jason is serious about wanting to stay, because he went to speak to Steve, who is napping through all of this drama (just like Johnny Mac is).

Jason:  Well, I'm playing this game and I need to ask you for your vote this week. I want to stay so I hope you will consider it.

Steve:  Okay.  I was kind of standing around afterwards to hug you, but...

Jason:  I didn't see that.  I just went right outside.

Steve:  Can I hug you now?

Jason:  No, it's okay....but if you want to..

Steve got up and gave him a big awkward Steve Moses hug.

(Steve used to want Becky gone....this could be an opening for Jason.  Maybe?)

Vanessa Plans to Take Someone Outback and Shoot Them Today. #BB17

There was a lot of excitement in the house last night, due to the BoB dinner that was held in the backyard. The dinner (and the competition) were sponsored by Outback Steakhouse, of course, if you couldn't tell.

I think everyone who competed in the BoB competition got to attend the dinner, even Becky and Clay, the losers. I was surprised at that part.  No one understands what took so long for Production to set up the backyard for this....they say the set looked just like the BoB competition, but with a new backdrop.

(I think Vanessa got to pick a few people to join the winners, and she picked Becky and Clay since she put them on the block. I think she picked Austin, too.)

I'm guessing the Outback wanted to approve everything, since they are paying for it.  I also noticed that last night during the CBS Sunday night show, some former house guests were tweeting about how much they love the Outback, with a promotional link.  Former house guests like Janelle and Nicole from BB16.  I wonder if they get paid cash or free meals?  Either one is good, I guess.

Anyway, people got dressed up for the dinner.  You can see that James wore a shirt and tie with his visor for the occasion.

That tie tack people even wear those anymore?  I guess the objective there is to keep your tie out of your plate, but I guess I'm just shocked that James brought a tie tack into the house.

Everyone gathered around to hear about the dinner.  They were surprised that it was so fast---they went outside at 8:00 pm BBT, and came back in the house about 8:50 pm.

Liz:  They hurried us..we were eating and they asked if we were ready for dessert.

James describes the food, saying that they had huge T-bone steaks for the guys.

Jason:  We had big steaks, and mac and cheese with that crispy crust on top, served in a skillet.

Shelli was squealing in a VERY annoying way about all of this, probably because Clay was involved in the meal.

James:  And we had a big cookie cake, and he (Clay) had broccoli and cheese...

Shelli in a dog whistle octave:  Oh, you got your broccoli and cheese!  And your mac and cheese!

Someone asked about the Blooming Onion, but James reports they did not get to eat that.

Becky reports that there was a guy out there cooking the steaks on a grill, and they had a waiter who was probably a Production employee.

Becky:  You should have seen the guys faces when they saw those huge steaks sizzling.  But they served us different steaks, and left those big ones on the grill.

They think the steaks on the grill will be eaten by the "Beefcakes" on the Production crew.

Jason: Well we want to go out there and smoke cigarettes, bitches!  They better take their food and go home!

(Later the house guests could hear cheering and talking in the backyard as the Beefcakes had their own little party.  I guess that is where that Open Bar comes in....)

Liz:  When I walked out there and saw the bar set up, I thought we were going to have an open bar and I was excited.  But they just gave us margaritas that were already made...the bottles were for show.  And I asked for another drink and they said "no, we can't give you one".

Jackie:  I told you...CBS has a two-drink minimum....

Liz:  The guys had those huge big steaks, and the girls had these cute little filet mignons, with portabello mushrooms on top!

Everyone:  Ohhhhh  Ummmm...

Poor Jason.  He doesn't know it yet, but he's going on the block after Clay uses his PoV.  I think there is still a chance that Becky may be voted out though, but I guess it depends on who is seen as the bigger threat in the house.

You can see Becky Burgess smiling from the memory wall over Jason's shoulder.  I don't think she needs to smile so much this early in the week....Jason came here to play and I trust he will accept being nominated and fight back somehow.

I'm sure Liz is glad that she's the Twin in the house right now, to eat that delicious dinner.  I wonder if Production delivered an Outback dinner to Julia, wherever she is?

Probably not...

James and Meg have been running around feeling good about their game, calling themselves The Goblins.  The PoV ceremony is going to hit Meg as hard as it will hit Jason.  Everyone thinks that Jason is the leader of that group, so taking him out will have the biggest impact.

I think Vanessa is going to do something sassy, like look at Austin when she says she has to nominate someone, but hopes they will understand why she needed to do it, and respect her decision later so they can be friends.  Then she is going to say Jason's name.

Ugh.  Good TV, but a big disappointment.

Clay and James are moaning and groaning about how full they are.

James:  It hurts to breathe, Clay, it hurts.

They work on getting out of their dinner attire and into something more comfortable.

James:  I need to put on my fat clothes now.

(Look at Clay's bod.  Life just isn't fair.)

Liz came in the room to grab a change of clothing, too, saying it's time to wear sweat pants.

Clay:  Now is the time when I need a comfy bed...not that dentist chair!

James: Yeah.  I think sleeping is the only way to get over this.  You might even be able to sleep in that chair, Clay.

Clay doesn't think so.

Upstairs Vanessa is digesting, too, and says they probably had 3,000 calories of meat tonight, and she hopes that will get Clay through the Have Not week.   Jackie was in the room, too, and kept asking about Austin, and how she thinks he will react to being put on the block.

(Jackie has no idea what the real plan is....)

Liz prepared to take a nap on the HoH couch, too, and chatted with Vanessa after Jackie left the room.

Liz:  Austin is just moping around now, and I told him that he's getting a second chance to play in here, and he should be doing what Dan Gheesling or whatever the fuck that nerd's name is did...

Vanessa cracks up. It was funny.

Later, Clay and Shelli had a little fight that is being discussed all over the internet.  But really, it was such a non-event that it is ridiculous to even waste time on, as you will see.

Basically sometime after 2:00 am BBT, Shelli was putting on make up and is obviously not enjoying being a Have Not.  She's not sleeping right, she's not eating right, and she's in a shitty mood and is taking it out on Clay.

The two of them were talking, and Shelli asked Clay to come across the room to talk to her.  Clay didn't refuse to do that (that I could see, anyway), but didn't jump up and go running like Shelli asked him to.  So she exploded.


Shelli turned her back and then stormed out of the room.

Clay was surprised by this, and did what guys do sometimes.  Retreat and avoid.  Because sometimes that is all you can do.

When I read that Shelli and Clay had a fight, I was thinking that they probably staged it to make it seem like there was a rift between them.  But this "fight" was so wasn't even a real fight, just Shelli being pissy at Clay.

And here is Shelli repeating this exciting story word-for-word to Liz in the Have Not room.

Liz: just needed some space....I get that.

And then later on I heard Becky gossiping about the Big Fight, but while Clay was sitting out there with her, Jason and Meg.

Clay:  Yeah.....I don't know what that was about...

Becky:  Well, you've been living together for a month...and that's like six months in here.

And Austin was pacing around in the bedroom, talking to himself, saying "Judas is back....Judas is not going away....Judas is back...".

And here he is with one of the Squirrel costume heads.....I really wanted to see Austin get the boot on live TV and then have a total breakdown about the Twins, but looking on the bright side, it will be fun to see the interaction he has (and doesn't have) with Julia, who "loathes him".