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Hayden is Head of Household
Britney & Lane are nominated
Hayden holds veto
Nobody is Have-not

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Four CBS shows left:
Wednesday 8pm (taped Tuesday): Veto comp, veto meeting, eviction, Final HOH part 1
Thursday 8pm: Final HOH part 2
Sunday 8pm: Season retrospective?
Wednesday 9pm Finale: Final HOH part 3 & eviction? Jury Q&A? Cast reunion, Stabo 2.0 reveal, jury vote for winner

Sunday's show won the hour with 7.23 million viewers, ahead of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' rerun on ABC with 4.61 million, 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' rerun on NBC with 3.66 million, and 'The Simpsons' and 'The Cleveland Show' reruns on FOX with 3.5 and 3.3 million respectively. 'Big Brother 12' also won the 18-49 demographic.
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Episode 1 8/8 11pm Quads
Episode 2 8/9 11.44pm F1/2
Episode 3 8/10 11.10pm F3/4
Episode 4 8/11 11.20pm F1/2
Episode 5 8/20 1:47am F3/4
Episode 6 8/22 11:48pm F1/2

Two hour finale is September 15

Lane opened Pandora's Box which gave him $91.17 and gave them all no cups or utensils, one night of sock puppets, and dancing

Brendon opened Pandora's Box which gave him a night out and let Rachel back for 24 hours.

Matt opened Pandora's Box which held the return of the saboteur (in the form of Ragan) to WREAK HAVOC, and gave him diamond veto for 2 weeks.

Britney opened Pandora's Box and got an hour of BB10/11 Jessie insulting her while the others had a luau

Ragan won $20k for performing 3 tasks a week for 2 weeks undetected. His identity will be revealed to them at the finale.

I use Stabo/Staboteur/Stabotage because of the typo in an early official CBS BB tweet

Annie & Monet were sequestered until Andrew was evicted. Nobody knows why.

The first saboteur was Annie. She'd have won $50k if she lasted 5 weeks undetected.

Ragan's tattoo says 'Quelquefois un rêve est ce qui vous fait un esclave' ('Sometimes a dream is what makes you a slave')

Have-Nots have their own room again, cold showers again, slop again, plus additional food items decided by viewer votes.

Nobody knows why Paolo isn't there.

The winner of BB12 will win $500k and 2nd place gets $50k. Hamsters earn $750 a week including pre-show hotel and jury sequester.

The habitat has 52 cameras and 95 microphones.

The recorded Big Brother in-house announcements are the voice of producer Don Wollman.

All feeds stay on one 'scene' when someone's in Diary.


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    No news, and bad news (Monday)

    I think they're sleeping up to 20 hours a day lately - at least it seems like it

    They got the camera for the last time and like everything else, they aren't too enthusiastic about it anymore.. Lane got out his do-rags and hats, and said he wanted to look "hard" for the pics.. the do-rags made the rounds to all of them, but none of them looked very hard

    They were locked down all day with some heavy construction going on in the backyard.. they speculated a lot about what's going on between that, no veto meeting, and camera, blog & farewells today.. Britney guessed right, that Tuesday will be the "live" show (although it won't be on CBS til Wednesday)

    The bad news is the feeds will be blocked early Tuesday until after the show airs on Wednesday, meaning we'll be blocked from the endurance portion of the final HOH comp - the bums

    Tucker is missing! (Sunday)

    Lane's boxer Tucker, who he's talked about often, has gone missing in the Decatur, TX area along with Vivian, the family's Maltese

    If you're in the area, please be on the lookout and let his sister know if you see them

    Update Tucker was found late Sunday, and Vivian turned up Tuesday morning - both are now home safe, yay!

    Showers for all

    Britney had one upstairs with lots of visibility through the smokey glass, and later Lane did his doo-dah again in the downstairs shower.. this is the stuff some feedsters wait for, so those folks are probably happy tonight

    Britney bounced back and was "one of the guys" again, but she was working on them all most of the day and night, and too subtly for them to notice.. I don't think she has a chance in hell of staying and I don't think she thinks she does either, but she is headed for the jury and will have some influence on them - the three guys don't seem to realize that

    For their part, they spent most of the day talking themselves up again, their future fame and fortune, and their trip to Steamboat.. in other words, same ol' same ol'.. they finally got a deck of cards, but they didn't play much - after all that begging for them

    Back to nothing (Saturday)

    Instead of getting them up early, amping them up for the veto comp, then making them wait around a few hours, they let them sleep late, and they sat around most of the day while hearing the backyard construction.. most everyone figured it would be a midnight comp, possibly the overdue Morphomatic, but they went off to play in the early evening.. Hayden won his first veto, which was some sort of puzzle involving Q&A of the season

    Earlier Britney broke down a bit, telling Lane she felt awkward because the guys are all friends but he's her only bestie.. neither she nor Enzo cracked up when they didn't win - yet

    It's hard to say whether the Have-not shark or the flamingoes are the most interesting in there now, but the shark gets a lot more face-time on the feeds

    "We called it The Brigade"

    The feeds came alive one last time when the guys decided to tell Britney about their little arrangement.. Hayden was conveniently in Diary as Enzo & Lane explained it to her with glee, back from Day 2 when they formed and named themselves The Brigade

    She took it in stride and didn't seem overly surprised, although she was uncharacteristically quiet and chewing her nails like crazy.. Hayden finally showed up and acknowledged it was all true.. and then they told her she's leaving next week

    Whether she saw that coming or not - or wanted to see it or not - only she knows, but she heard it loud and clear, got up to leave, in tears, and shunned a hug attempt from Hayden.. she said on her way out "How does it feel to know you just wasted three months and you have no shot.. that you came all this way for no reason?"

    The guys patted themselves on the back for the next hour or two she was in Diary.. when she finally came out, Lane tried to tell her he'd never lied to her, and that it was only game

    Three coins in the kitchen (Friday)

    They got the little table on schedule, and later spent a long time behind trivia, most of which remains a mystery except that they had a pig there

    When the feeds came back, Lane, Britney & Enzo were tearing the house apart: it turns out they'd each had 90 seconds to hide a coin, and they set to finding them.. if one's coin was found, he or she was out - the last one would get $10,000

    By the time we got there, Enzo had found Hayden's so he was exiled to the backyard, and they'd been told they could limit their search to the kitchen area, but still it went on forever in one of the funniest couple hours all season - they pulled everything out of the cupboards and drawers, and still couldn't find the remaining three coins.. Britney even took the trash out to the backyard and started riffling through it - it looked more like a scene from "Hoarders" than "Big Brother" for awhile

    Eventually Diary started giving them hints behind bubbles, and Britney found Enzo's so he was out.. Britney & Lane bantered back and forth about giving up their locations and splitting the money but were told they couldn't do that.. they were running close to nominations time and Diary was clearly nudging them to wrap it up, plus they were exhausted from the search.. Britney found Lane's coin behind bubbles, possibly with a heavy hint, and won the $10k

    Hayden nominated Britney & Lane, but these last noms are all but irrelevant: it's all about the veto.. the noms blackout lasted about five times longer than necessary


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    Ratings are based on entertainment value, and are mostly leftover from Friday/Saturday

    Sunday: Tonight's show gets a major downgrade from Friday's ups. The out of sequence edits and manufactured Diary segments were worse than ever but nobody really cares anymore. What loyal Hamsterwatchers do care about is the segment that was a blatant ripoff of my patented BBQ Smackdown©. Lucky for CBS, they didn't use any of 'The Intimidator' language they'd all been saying Diary was asking about and they pretty much played the grill event as it happened on the feeds (with the addition of a little camera shaking), but everything they air is off the feeds and just fiddled with to make it interesting. They know, as we all do, that that segment and its fiddling was plagiarism, and they owe me a writer's credit and corresponding pay. As usual, I'll just have to settle for a slap in the face, a clear conscience, an updated scorecard for that match, and the knowledge that they're wrong. At least I can sleep at night.

    Friday:The coin hunt wasn't really upsworthy and it had too many bubbles before, during and after, plus super-extended bubbles/trivia for noms but hey, at least they let us watch them destroy the habitat and that was the most fun we've had on the feeds in weeks.

    Won: $10,010; 24 15 hrs chained to Brendon; 1 hour with Jessie
    Saturday: Sure she trash-talked with the best of them (and did it the best) but she's the first real casualty this season of finding out she was betrayed by someone she liked & trusted, and it was hard to watch. It's easy to forget she's just a kid and that three months is an eternity at her age, and she definitely earned her own place in Final Four. Her tears will hit the airwaves and probably help her earn more cash from the juror prize, even though Da Boyz are certain it's theirs. She'll probably bounce back and be fine this week, and she'll be fine after BB12 is long over.

    Friday: Good for her for winning the money, and also for cutting her finger going through the trash - it gave her a brief visit with the studio medic, and a new face for a few minutes has to be worth much more than a few lost drops of blood. I'm sure the editors will have a field day between that, her 'Hoarders' style trash diving, and standing on the kitchen counter.. and all that will also give her haters more ammo. The guys are starting to bash 'n trash her whenever she's not around: if she doesn't win this veto, she's definitely a goner.

    Won: 42" 3D TV; 1 week penguin
    Lost: his clothes
    Saturday: His ups from the scavenger hunt are neutralized by his over-the-top cockiness at the brilliance of the Brigade and himself, and for not realizing how much they crushed Britney by their confession. If someone had hurt his 'wifey' Joella the way they hurt Britney tonight, I don't think he'd pass it all off so lightly. His cocky fast-talk will slow down a bit if he gets wind of the other two guys wanting to cut him.

    Friday: He was a great scavenger hunter and lots of fun to watch. He did a good job finding the first coin and he made a valiant if failed attempt at finding the others - much like his BB competition style in general. He seems to be the odd man out in the Brigade which is kind of sad, since he's its biggest cheerleader. If the veto is Morphomatic - which is way overdue - he has a very good shot at winning it, believe it or not. Even Ragan was astounded at the details of their photos Enzo had noticed and committed to memory.

    Won: $5,000; Hawaii trip;
    24 18 hours solitary
    Saturday: He's the one who lowered the boom with 'I'm not using the veto' and even though I'm not fond of his BB9 Sharon-like way of steering clear of the crossfire whenever things get ugly, I have to hand it to him for being the first of them to actually say 'I'm sorry, Brit'. In fact I think he's the only one who did, although Lane added a 'Yeah' to it. He also reported to the other two who were certain Britney had stolen something from HOH that she'd only gotten her own shampoo out of the shower.

    Friday: He was already out when the feeds came back for the hunt, so he didn't participate in our Friday fun. He said later he broke something else during the hunt - maybe another of the big vases? I'm not sure, but I am sure he was on probation for breaking stuff and was promised a penalty vote if it happened again. Since that's irrelevant for the HOH, The Powers That Be can continue to let their threats about such things remain irrelevant as well.

    Won: $1,091.17; phone call
    Saturday: His ups from the coin hunt are also neutralized by his not realizing how much his betrayal hurt Britney, and for his lame attempt at trying to patch it up later by saying he never lied to her. Hello? How many times did he promise her he had no other alliance? Most things within the game seem to be forgiven after the finale and he & Britney will likely remain 'lifelong friends' (pardon the phrase), but I don't think it'll be the same as they both thought it would be yesterday.

    Friday: He wasn't the best hunter as he kept stopping to snack on the food items he pulled from the cupboards, but that's the kind of thing that makes it all so watchable. He was also sweating a lot, like he does, but he had a nice long shower later to wash it off. It was another of Lane's Special Showers, giving him a second notch in the self-service section of the sidebar tally. He doesn't have much of a shot at winning either a Morphomatic or What Happened When comp but he doesn't have much to worry about, as both Enzo & Britney are likely to vote the other one out, leaving Lane there to fail all three parts of the final HOH comp.

    Won: $20,000; Veto ticket
    He's one of the most intelligent hamsters we've ever had but he wasn't smart enough to supplement his vast BB knowledge by ever having watched the feeds - if he had, he may have won it all easily. He fulfilled the gay role without being a stereotype, even though he cried, moped around and talked to himself way more than he should have. His friendships with Matt & Britney felt genuine and were fun to watch develop. He talked game and studied far too much but when he went into a skit, nobody could beat him.

    Won: A night in Malibu & massage; shaved head;
    24 15 hrs chum dips chained to Britney
    His showmance with Rachel was the most bizarre we've ever seen since they seemed totally mismatched with zero chemistry, and oddly inexperienced. He was equal parts Ken doll & a boyfriend from 'Pleasantville' and his sensitive side was overwhelmingly sappy. He was a bit better as a solo act but still peculiar as he spewed random out-of-context factoids and 'I have a friend..' stories but he was a good sport about shaving his head & being chained to Britney for green slime dips.

    Won: $1; Diamond Veto
    He pawned himself early but survived that, only to be ousted by the alliance he formed and mentored. His wife's fake illness spread beyond the normally insulated BB world but he brought awareness to melorheostosis (and few care that Dr Will faked cancer ten seasons before). Also like Dr Will, he'll be remembered for duckies strategy sessions, as well as his sparkly falling apart on CBS, footie skull jammies, missing toenails, mysteriously not outing the Brigade, and keeping a hand down his pants.

    Won: Nothing
    She spoiled a lot of early fights by being the peacemaker we didn't need. An early illness laid her low but once she recovered, she didn't bring much to the feeds other than sucking up to whoever was in power. She was the only regular smoker this season, which was an odd juxtaposition with her cancer survival and announced upcoming relapse. She took over fish feeding as well as Hayden's sock monkey, her mascara'd eyelashes had storylines of their own, and she's the first bleached blonde hamster who started off with three weeks' worth of dark roots.

    Won: $5,000; 24 20 hour revival
    The buxom bombshell role and star of the 1st half thanks to her total lack of self-awareness and her adolescent slurpmance with Brendon. She talked up her game but both her HOHs were wasted on non-threats for purely personal reasons. She was chaos, volatility and mood swings deluxe but rarely boring. She'll be remembered for indecipherable blogs, farewells to 4 of 4 who came between her & her man, tacky outfits & tack-on hair, her dysfunctional showmance, and 'I AM VEGAS!'

    Won: $100; 1 week wig & catsuit
    She was barely there the first couple weeks but she came alive and participated in some juicy spats and was the subject of Andrew's scorching exit speech. She was half a showmance with Hayden, wore a silly wig & catsuit for a week, and ate a spider, yet for all this, she still was barely there. She spent most of her time horizontal with Kathy or Hayden, and would only talk with others one-on-one.

    Won: Nothing
    He promised chaos and delivered on that, leaving them and us wondering what he was up to most of the time. He was a good early guess for the staboteur but he WREAKED more HAVOC just by being himself. He was early-to-bed & early-to-rise so I missed a lot of what he did, but he brought some Orthodox education, travel companion/fingerbang stories, and he made lots of threats to make good tv that didn't pan out until his final moments.

    Won: $10,000
    She promised princessy but failed to deliver, opting instead for poor-me tears, complaints about being fat, and a lot of moping around. But she wasn't all doom & gloom: she rode the slip 'n slide and made fun of her keep-warm sleeping layers, and she was Britney's #1 mean girl cohort. She tried out for ANTM and might have fared better there, as they wouldn't have flashed her boobies.

    Won: Nothing
    She turned her nomination into the House of Annie and wheedled everyone for days, to no avail. She promised catfights with Britney and Rachel but nothing came of it, leaving her in the 'Who?' category for future BB trivia, even including her stabotage. She's lucky she went early: she might have cracked bad and the chops would get really brutal.

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    Enzo: I don't try to lose competitions, I just lose them, so that makes me a peasant in the Big Brother house

    Britney to Lane: Holy crap, look how much bigger than me you are!

    Enzo: I look like a bootleg superhero.. I look like Joseph

    Britney: What if I'm right [about the schedule], and this is my last night in the house?

    The Jersey Journal: Enzo has opted to play a subtle, cerebral game with a level head.. [he] maintains a low profile

    Britney to cams/self/mom/us:
    Zoom in on it: it's buttery, it's syrupy, it's delicious
    It's just a game, and I got beat - I've never been a good loser, and I need to suck it up
    I played all those stupid challenges, and I won my 10Gs playing hide and seek

    Enzo: I had a good social game, I hung out with the people I thought were gonna win

    Enzo about banner plane: It says 'The Brigade..' cut to bubbles (it was a Phantom of the Opera ad)

    Hayden: She hates me the most

    Enzo: How many times do you think America heard us curse on live tv?
    Hayden: A lot

    Britney: I'd rather you just be honest with me, if you want to keep Enzo over me, just let me know
    Lane: I'm not gonna baby you

    Britney: It's gonna be a long week

    Enzo: We called it The Brigade

    Britney: How does it feel to know you just wasted three months and you have no shot.. that you came all this way for no reason?

    Lane: Can we have another hint?

    Enzo: Who's cleaning this up, yo

    Lane: I'm just gonna start breaking shit

    Britney: If I check this bag of Lay's one more time, maybe it'll be in here
    Lane: I just keep checking that so I can have some

    Britney: How is yours in the kitchen?
    Lane: How is YOURS in the kitchen?
    Enzo: I think we're all lying

    Lane: There's nothing else to tear up

    Britney to Hayden: You should see what our kitchen looks like

    Britney: I was going thru the recycle bin and they accidentally pushed the button and said 'Up up up'

    Lane: Has there ever been a four-person alliance that made it to the end?
    Britney: No

    Lane about Twitter: I don't know what characters are

    Enzo: It was my dream since I was a little kid to be in a mafia movie


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    Hamster revivals: 1 Rachel

    Diamond veto blindsides: 1 Matt

    Pandora's Box events: 4
    Matt, Brendon, Britney, Lane

    Nominee speech scorchers: 1 Andrew

    Makeout/sex event pairings: 2
    Brendon & Rachel
    Hayden & Kristen

    Self-service showers: 4 Lane

    House meetings: 2

    Major fights: 2
    Rachel vs Ragan (Round 2) 8/14
    Brendon vs Ragan & Britney 8/10

    Noteworthy fights: 8
    Rachel vs Britney 8/14
    Rachel vs Ragan (Round 1) 8/14
    Rachel vs Kathy 8/7
    Rachel vs Ragan 8/6
    Andrew vs everyone 7/29
    Rachel vs Kristen 7/29
    Andrew vs Kristen 7/28
    Rachel vs Annie 7/12

    Deaths: 6 fishies

    'The Soup' mentions: 5 of 9 shows
    -Intro & Britney's flaming homosexuals
    -Rachel the waitress chemist
    -Matt's wife's fake illness
    -Kristen's boyfriend & Richard Simmons
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    -Ragan's sad sock puppet

    TMZ TV mentions: 1
    Rachel being Rachel + Harvey's bored

    'The View' mentions: 1
    -Matt's wife's fake illness

    62nd Annual Emmy Awards mentions: 1
    -Britney's slippery weiner

    Pap smear incidents: 1 Andrew & Annie

    Pre-season connections: 4
    Hayden & BB4/7 Erika
    Rachel & BB2/7 Boogie
    Matt & BB8 Joe
    Enzo & BB2 Justin

    Absentee hamsters: 1 Paolo


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