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9/4/04 - Day 65 >> to the future >> dwell in the past >> latest
Same stuff, different day
Diane: I'm so glad Marvin's gone
Diane: So if I pull this off and win the veto, are we gonna go back to normal?
Drew: So how many times did you guys kiss?
Diane: Uhh.. I think he kissed me twice.. once in the very beginning, and once that other time
Drew: What about Scott.. was there tongue?
Diane: I don't know, I don't remember! I think so, but it was just one of those 'hey kiss me!' things, so I did
Diane: I don't know about Marvin getting his own tv show.. some people work years for that.. they didn't just see Oprah on the street one day and say 'hey want a tv show?'
Cowboy: Actually they did
Days are pretty much the same as always, even with only five in there
Drew: I didn't sleep very good without you (yes he did)
Diane: I slept great!
Diane: Eeewww!! How long has this fish been in there??!!
Cowboy: Yanno, if they have internet feed, they can see who's missing
Nik: At least I'm not drinking before noon - it's almost 1
Nik & Karen get philosophical and say they've played an honorable game.. Nik uses a softball analogy.. visitors to the bathroom find a surprising sight
Diane lays out her plan to Drew & Cowboy, who are thrilled - even knowing they're both about to be nominated
Drew: Dude, we're going to make it to final four! Final three!
Diane: But you'll have to let me get the veto
Everyone's all smiles after the nomination ceremony.. they decide to play euchre, but it's lockdown again and they've left the cards outside
Cowboy: I've never eaten turkey ground beef before
Diane: I'm only going to eat meals anymore, nothing in between
Drew studies his photo, and prays aloud (something I haven't seen before - hi Mom!)
Cowboy joins him.. they hint about Diary coaching.. Diane passes through quickly..
Drew: Give me the strength to make it through..
(he finishes silently, then belches)
Drew (to Cowboy): Well, unless they want some drama..
Diane (passing through): I need to win the veto.. I NEED to!
Cowboy confronts Diane in HOH, and she firms up the plan
Cowboy: When Drew put you up, you said you wanted him out
Diane: I just said that so the girls wouldn't think I would turn against them
Cowboy: So you're honestly saying if you win the veto you'll take me or Drew off the block?
Diane: Yes.. probably Drew, cuz if I took you off they'd know something's up
Diane: If they win it, and it's me and Drew on the block, one of us is going home - probably him
Diane: If you and Drew are doing well (in the veto comp) you gotta throw it to me, it's the only way we'll all stay in the game
Cowboy: What about your alliance?
Diane: This thing (holds up her pinky) I only did with Nakomis..
Diane: If you can, throw it to me - if not, do your best, and one of you is going home
Cowboy heads back to the wood room, and Drew.. Diane isn't far behind
Drew: Dude, we made it far.. we've been together since day one.. she just helped us out here a LOT
Cowboy: Do you think she might be doing it just for herself?
Drew: Whatever, it's still good for us
(they talk about an old sitcom, and how hot the chick in it was.. Diane joins them)
Diane: It's ok for them to be conspiring all day but not us??
Drew: They're sleeping together! Of course they're conspiring
Diane: If it's endurance, I'll win it for sure
Cowboy: I guarantee you, if it's between me and them for endurance, I'll win
Diane: Then I'll kick both your asses
Outside Karen's talking to Nik about self-esteem and co-dependency issues she had in the past, how she worked on them.. the camera zooms in to show the logo on Nik's shirt.. later Karen blows a kiss to the camera, and shows her chips
Karen: See my healthy nutritional dinner? (reads label) It's got corn.. corn's a vegetable
(Albert Fish, from Court TV's Crime Library: 'This gentle-looking grandfather cleverly lured children to their death, then devised recipes to eat them. This cannibal model for Hannibal Lector is a study in criminal psychology')
Cowboy & Karen discover the back door of the pantry/conference center is open.. Cowboy checks in with Diane while she does her laundry.. (it's probably coincidental
she holds up a bra just then)
Karen: It's another part of the house! I don't want to go in there!
Nik agrees to let Karen put makeup on her.. and joins the mirror crowd to check it out
Karen: Really? You're gonna let me have my way with you?
Karen: I'm not gonna put foundation and crap on you though - you have such good skin you don't need it
Cowboy: I can do it
They discover a bottle of wine from last night still in the freezer.. Nik puts in under hot water for a minute, then chips away at it with an icepick.. Steaks are ready to go on the grill.. Drew tries on hats and mugs for the mirror.. and then..
Nik & Diane try to figure out how to light the grill
(this is what Drew later badgered Diane about: "What were you talking about??")
Nik (at dinner): If you kill a cow, and you cut its ass off, you can eat that ass as soon as you cut it off.. there's no bacteria in it
Surprise late booze delivery! They divvy up the goods, then play Ways We Could Make Fun of Each Other.. Nik does well at this game and makes several direct hits - but it's all in fun, of course..
Diane does a Girls Gone Wild style flash to show her tank top's built-in bra (remember she said she'd done a "show" for GGW with a friend once).. then Nik gives her a spank with Drew's help, kinda.. and she shows and pats her ice cream buddha-belly
Here we go again
Cowboy asks Drew from the shower if he should really go along with this plan.. can he trust Diane?
A little later she assures him that he can - with a patented Diane-Pinky-Swear® - adding "but you gotta let me win the veto"
Diane said before yesterday's HOH competition (and I think she believes) that if Karen won she couldn't put Diane up for nomination because of their early pinky swear - but she made it clear that she'd have put up both Karen and Nakomis.. today the promise with Karen ceased to exist at all.
Cowboy had a 'Kilroy was here' moment when talking to Drew this evening, and Drew's line to him about how to proceed was classic: 'You and I have a better chance of making it to the end if we're both here.'
But the bedfight that followed all this confirms that it's getting harder to find the fun with this group.. as per the rant below.
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I need to comment on a couple of things that may or may not be important, and I don't think I mentioned them here before.
One is the postscript that Drew gave Diane after he ambushed her about the supposed joke he was parannoying about, made her cry, and then nominated her. Later he told her it had all been a surprise in order to get her "natural reactions".. and hinted or said that he hadn't meant it, that he did have feelings for her. It was a quick cut on the feeds at the time, and I did not understand it at all after the brutal way he went about the sneak-attack and then nominated her anyway. It happened late after a busy night, it was hard to keep up with, so I think I let it pass in hopes it'd come up again if it had indeed happened like I thought. Which it now has: it aired on the show. Also aired was another Drew attack on Diane, this time about the infamous Marvin-kissing incident. That one I did address at the time, although I'd heard about it from various BB5 sites and didn't see Drew asking Diane about it that first time til it aired.
I was a little appalled by discovering there'd been not one, but two incidents of Drew confronting Diane with such hostility over things he'd been stewing on for days (while letting her do him each night.) And both events were largely unfounded. Drew's paranoia - likely combined with Diary Room prompting and the others dropping little hand grenades here & there - could naturally make him wonder.. but it was the intensity of his questioning, and the meanness in it, that disturb me. Along with the fact that she's right back there with him each time.
A third incident happened tonight, when he questioned her repeatedly about something he thought was going on between Diane & Nik at the barbecue grill. This one I did see - they were merely trying to figure out how to light it (since they didn't have the helping hand from Cowboy that Drew had when he learned how to barbecue.) Drew badgered and hammered Diane over (nothing), certain that it was something, and again with the same level of hostility. I'm not saying she's a helpless victim - on the contrary, she defends then spins and goes on the offense like a pit bull! She may be a headcase and a half, and would likely drive any guy nuts, but it's still fucked up. The thing is, she's been like that all along - but he was the "nice guy".. until recently. Drew's being a bully, plain & simple, and since we've already seen him succumb to bullying, it's all the more disturbing now that he's the big man of the house.
The other weird thing happened last night with Karen & Nik in the HOH room. I was on quad listening somewhere else, and figured they weren't doing anything unusual (talk talk talk).. but I found out that Karen had shown Nik some physical secret of hers, something she sounds ashamed of? Afraid of being found out? Something having to do with eating disorders at a young age and not developing properly as a result. Shrug.. I dunno, but everything's a potential factor in something. Just passing it along.
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