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|July 11 & 12, 2006 - Days 9 & 10
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Hamsterwatch lite (Wednesday)
I got my wish: they didn't do much today so this episode is just a P.S. of highlights tacked onto yesterday's
Kaysar showed up on my feeds again, doing creative hammock while he talked with Janelle as she exercised.. they decided they're still in a good position
Janelle: Think I should wash my hair for tomorrow?
Kaysar: Is it gonna look like that if you don't?
Jase & Janelle said hi to their moms and talked about some of the websites.. Janelle said how much she liked the photochops C=Venus sent to her, and Jase said he especially liked the South Park parodies of his season (by Grins at Jokers, which was the inspiration for BB7 Park by TD here on Hamsterwatch.. TD will be back soon)
Kaysar tried to fit into Alison's urn but couldn't.. Will & Howie did a few more rounds of their comedy routine - they're both so quick that once they get going it's hilarious - watch the video
Howie: I'm going next week.. I'll veto myself onto the block if I have to
Jase & James played along - James even laughed a few times.. I'm not sure what Boogie's doing in this pic but it wasn't part of a joke he was telling or anything..
James [while Howie's doing his 'do me do me doc' routine]: It's not that what you're saying is funny, it's looking over at you in a little Toys R Us bed talking about screwing a doctor
Howie & Janelle shared a hug after deciding with Kaysar (again) that they're still in a good position, for now.. they won't target either Will or Danielle for awhile, they'll "leave the bigger targets" and let the house go after the lesser ones first, the ones that everyone will agree on.. they said they don't need to worry about James, for now.. (and that's where the game will keep playing us: James doesn't want the house agreeing on anything)
News-wise they voted.. it looks like Alison will be the first to walk the plank to Julie's boudoir tomorrow so Danielle settled back in to stay and made dinner for them all, between snacks.. Jase & Janelle did their HOH blogs & photos.. Diane, Danielle, Howie, Will & Boogie swapped stories in HOH and shared a lot of laughs.. most of them were BB stories again - some funny, some raunchy, and some on reruns already.. Marcellas told one about being recognized when he went to rent porn videos (we know from Housecalls that he doesn't watch the feeds but I wonder if he's aware of the internet? It was invented to save those embarrassing trips to the porn store)
We learned that Danielle's in with Will & Boogie, and a lot more things started to make sense: what better way for them to ensure she stays than to advocate that she goes?
Lots of smiles & laughs today from all, even the nominees, even Alison, who was wound up with more energy & activity than we've seen from her yet, putting on shows for them and the cameras - it was a lot better than some of the night-before moody mopes we've seen in the past
Meanwhile Diane seems to be the next target on both James and Will's hit lists.. James worked her directly and later Will sent Boogie to do the same.. both of them asking all about her life, her sister, her season.. casual convo at first glance but James & Will work the same way: they get a person to start talking about themselves, and their BB alliances, betrayals and eviction, and they observe
Diane perked up both times, doing that self-promotion thing she does when the attention's on her, telling a story about being the "head cheerleader dating the quarterback" for instance.. James picked up on that ("You were head cheerleader?").. even as she advertises herself, her self-confidence visibly falters in direct proportion.. James noticed.. Will via Boogie is using a similar tactic but gaining a bit more headway by repeatedly bringing up Drew and her failed showmance.. it's good-natured and friendly, Boogie joins in with his own Krista war-story, but everyone - especially Diane - knows that it cost her the game, and her self-confidence nudges down just a little bit more every time it's mentioned
Diane's been quiet but she's starting to come out now.. both James' & Will know she's a formidable opponent and they're both working several weeks ahead.. so is Danielle, who chatted with Nakomis for a long time about her version of BB5.. Diane & Nakomis were pretty tight for much of that season - when Will & Danielle compare notes they'll confirm that's a strong duo who never turned on each other within the game.. but each tangled with Jase
George told a funny story that was news to all: he worked for the banner plane place during BB2, and lived there too.. it turns out he's the guy who took the phone calls & credit card numbers, and put the letters on the banner.. he said he sometimes misspelled the messages, which added to everyone's confusion when they flew overhead - watch the video
As Janelle, Kaysar & Marcellas studied upstairs late Wednesday night and wondered what kind of questions would be asked in Q&A comps, it looked like we might have gotten a sneak preview of tomorrow's HOH comp? Nah, probably just the future for our flames.. trivia won't make the flames or the still WAY TOO LOUD theme music any more tolerable.. bring back the fishies please
Attw x got a jump on this one a few weeks ago and found all the pets - they're in place with their seasons on her BB page
All hell breaks loose again (Tuesday)
Huge apologies, Hamsterwatchers
A whole lot happened again and I'm not half as good as they are at keeping track of it all.. as always, details are around on the detail sites - it was too hectic for me to stay on top of it all, catch the caps and grab the videos, and try to put it all together before they start up again, so this is likely going to be a lite episode in spite of all the unfolding dramas
In summary: Janelle now knows she's been conned by Jase.. tomorrow's vote now looks like it's back to Alison going.. George is getting pressured by both sides.. Erika was the one who set most of this off but James is the one celebrating
I'll do my best here with what I've got.. as always, it's the stuff I catch, what interests me, and my interpretation of it.. videos are up with some of the highlights
Predawn update: Kaysar tells Janelle they should stick with their original plan to vote out Danielle but not tell Marcellas.. see what I mean? Nothing's certain yet.. and Janelle's stressing
It all starts normal enough - cooking, eating, laying around, snacking, bikini hour, rewind, repeat
Pairings pair up, usually involving Alison & Danielle.. George's name comes up everywhere
They learn that in the case of a tie vote, the veto winner (Janelle) will determine who's evicted
Then Erika tells some stuff to Boogie about who's with who, and that sets things rolling - watch the video.. it's funny how his face lights up with the learnings, and how she suddenly just stops answering him
Erika finally follows up yesterday's meeting with Alison and talks to Janelle in HOH.. she fills her in about Jase's alliances, that he really isn't looking out for Janelle's best interests, and that Janelle's been conned into evicting Danielle so that Alison can come for her next, with lots of backup
Janelle's clearly stunned by all this and becomes convinced it's true when Diane's ex-roommate Toni comes up in the convo.. apparently she & Diane had a huge feud that became public (at least in the reality circles many of them run in) and as part of that fallout, Toni phoned Janelle when All-Stars was announced and told her about "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" - that Jase & Diane would be teaming up- Janelle had written it off as a crackpot call at the time, but combined with Erika's news and things that have gone on in there, the penny drops and Janelle realizes she's been duped - watch the video
Erika: I trust you Janelle.. I hope you trust me
Erika: I couldn't play that way [going with Alison's plan to keep her & go after BB6 together] because I promised that I would protect you
Janelle [hearing that Jase set her up]: What??!!!
I'm not 100% on this 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' or Toni stuff
With perfect timing, Danielle comes along and pleads her case, contributing her own bits of info but mostly claiming she's been honest about everything.. they count the votes again & again and figure it's still a tie and they still need George's vote to evict Alison - watch the video
Howie comes in and they share some of these revelations with him.. like clockwork, he says he wants Nakomis out of there.. none of them questions whether James is truly loyal to them or what his role is in all this sudden drama
Don't hurt him, Dani
Danielle corners George in the pantry and asks if she's still got his vote
He skirts around a bit and says she'd told him she wasn't allied with anyone, but now he's heard talk that she knew Kaysar before.. she explains that she knows all of them because she goes to the wrap parties, but she's been honest and isn't in any alliances
It gets heated, Danielle gets aggressive, and George counters with everyone's favorite saying (in times other than these) that it's just a game - watch the video.. I was kinda glad he had that bottle of barbecue sauce in case he needed to defend himself
And this is where we came in.. James comes in with the trash and nearly collides with them in the doorway on their way out.. nobody says anything as they pass.. James dumps the trash, looks at the wall, then turns to us and lets out a whoop with a big "yessssss!!!" gesture and a scary expression
James wants Alison gone - she's stiff competition for those veto comps he likes to win.. so is Janelle, but he's got her trust and her back, I think.. for now
The rest of it's a blur: Alison hides in the urn at the stairs to eavesdrop - I missed it but I'm sure CBS will air it a few times.. George decompresses and wonders why it's no fun this year.. Janelle promises Marcellas anything & everything (including keeping him over Howie & Kaysar later) if he'll vote Alison out
Nakomis & Diane say they're tired of hearing Alison's been mentioning them - for a minute it's almost a 7-3 vote.. it's all good when Alison chats with them though, framed by fear & loathing
I haven't been following James' rounds too closely so I'm not sure what his version of everything is, but I sense his hand in a lot of the stories people are parannoying about.. after seeing that private victory cheer and hearing him tell 2 or 3 people how much he hates a divided house, I think he's contributed to another one.. watch the video of him, Janelle & Erika.. Erika & Janelle catch a breather to bond and do girly stuff under the watchful X'd-out eyes of Dead Duck
The new power alliance of Janelle, Howie, Erika, Kaysar & Marcellas study and goof upstairs, give shout-outs to a lot of friends, family, fans and sites - including this one! - and all's well once again
When the party winds down Janelle reports to Kaysar what she's learned, and he says they should stick to plan and evict Alison.. we're back to square one
Janelle: I'm stressing so bad.. I need a sleeping pill
Kaysar: You're HOH.. I'd be worried if you weren't stressing
Kaysar: Our bond is stronger.. they don't even know who's in our alliance
Janelle: Marcellas is really bothering me
Janelle: So we're going to vote Alison?
Kaysar: Yes but we don't even tell Marcellas.. don't volunteer anything
So yea, it's kind of a lite episode but packed with punch.. I can't even offer up the fun stuff I'm always whining about but there was some.. Will got into the algae'd hot tub (maybe wrecked by the veto comp garbage) but Big Brother put an end to that.. Howie, Will & Boogie made undercover picks for which girls in there they like, and stuff, hypothetically - watch the video.. James, Will & Boogie (I think) laughed hysterically for a long time very late.. it was funny just to hear but I don't know what it was about..
I hope they don't get up to much Wednesday.. thanks to Patrick, thanks to Tiger, and thanks Janelle & friends for saying hi - it's good to know that you know we're watching
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