March 27, 2008 - Day 49 (or 50)
>> Natalie is Head of Household - James & Joshuah are nominated <<
Do-It-Yourself Gallagher Act|
Food comps returned so they'll have something to put on Sunday's show.. this one was another hoedown theme, complete with plaster goats, chickens and piggies.. at least the leftovers gave them something to do for a minute
They had to predict how many of them would pick slop over food, or something - it sounds confusing, and they didn't do well: everyone's on slop but Adam and Natalie
Ryan seems the most upset: he said "I'm missing my pizza already" before they even got back inside
Joshuah takes inventory
Maybe he's checking to see if finally being nominated changed him
He went on a stress-shaving binge after the noms, plumber's crack and all.. James went up with him but Sharon was also nervousing, knowing she's the alternate if required after veto
Sharon also complained of hunger - heaven forbid she use her slop pass to fix that situation
Natalie seemed pleased with her noms, and had a quick chat with James, urging him to go for veto.. he seemed bummed, and maybe a bit surprised that he couldn't bamboozle Natalie like he thought.. Ryan bent over and split his pants: that was bound to happen sooner or later
Adam takes inventory
Sheila walked in on Adam "in mid-wipe".. being Adam, he decided to take things further by flashing the "hooded warrior" - his name, not mine
Apologies for subjecting you to things like this, but that's how it goes
Adam's the only one who will sit out the veto comp tomorrow, and/or host it.. Natalie prepared a nice steak dinner for him & her, while Ryan cooked up some slop and Sheila busied herself with fried pickles and condiments.. it was about this time last summer when Jen caused a big commotion by eating.. keep an eye on Ryan
Ryan takes inventory
His inventory was more literal, after this towel oops anyway.. he looked right at the camera after this: yep Ryan, we saw it
Joshuah had been talking about things missing in the house: I don't know if Ryan was looking for the "glue spots" he'd mentioned or counting stuff in general, but he paced through the habitat for a long time, room by room, looking in corners and looking at us.. maybe he was looking for snack leftovers
At one point he stopped roaming and had his mic in his mouth.. Big Brother said "Ryan, stop that!"
Sharon tried to rescue a wet moth - it flew off into Ryan.. Joshuah was depressed and mopey most of the night - not at all the diva act we expected when he finally got nominated.. group attempts at pep-talking him, led by Sheila, blew up into yet another mammoth fight night
All but two of them are on slop, and all these fights took place amid the wafting aromas of chocolate chip cookies freshly baked by Adam, who also had a hand in stirring up most of the fighting
In short: James overheard Sheila & the gang telling Joshuah to go for the veto, and that James was done if anyone but him wins it.. James then took out a charter membership in the Can Dish It Out But Can't Take It club and went off on Sheila in a very big way, getting the whole habitat involved (except Sharon of course), eventually resulting in teary Diary sessions for both him and Sheila
Adam, who instigated a lot of this, could be seen grinning off to the side at various points throughout the evening, apparently pleased with the way everything and most everyone continues to break down
Ryan worries about pizza delivery; and Peptalks in four juicy parts are posted in the forum, linked top & bottom of every page
Daily ratings - Deadly peptalk edition
Ratings are based on entertainment value
Wednesday's show was an odder mix than usual. They made James & Chelsia's raunchy thing look like innocent puppy love, and her rabid rage over the eggs & bunny looked almost cute. You have to wonder why Matt's nomination tears became a comedy bit while Chelsia's got the tinkly piano, but all that misleading buildup made her ugly exit comments come across that much uglier. James called her a 'huge raging bitch' but then came back with a sappy farewell to secure him a jury vote (and it looked like it worked: Chelsia got misty watching it and apparently forgot she'd just seen him celebrating her demise.) Adam's backstory and family were good to see, especially the flying subtitles, but Julie's baby food cracks fell flat. Maybe they were a coded message from home? That's my theory anyway. The HOH comp was a good one and it was nice to let us have some input, but they really should have included some of the meatier questions along with the fluff, especially which one of them do we find most trustworthy. That would have ruffled a few feathers in there.
Paired with Sheila
He's winding them all up to go after each other, while he sits back and laughs. He's getting a little closer to $500k every day and this was a banner day: he's the only citizen not on slop (and happily eating in their faces) plus he's the only one who won't be involved in any veto decisions tomorrow. He had a hand in all these fights tonight, poking at them in turn and planting subliminal seeds to wind them up later. When the fireworks start shooting, he's usually seen off to the side grinning like a Cheshire cat.
Paired with Chelsia
The best I can follow, he's crying because the others are ganging up against him behind his back while giving him encouragement to his face. Nevermind that he brought all this on himself with his own backdoor HOH (after threatening an 'honorable game'), general shit-talking, and laying around all day before & after Chelsia. Let's face it, he shouted at Sheila to the point of losing his voice for 2 seconds, but he wasn't all that threatening in his pink shirt and undies. And even though he had a couple announcement reminders, he never put on his mic so they probably can't use any of this on CBS.
Paired with Neil Sharon
After the weeks of buildup about his fear of being on the block, he was something of a disappointment with his low key acceptance once it finally happened. He did make some good faces though, especially his Big Shrug after James' blow-up over Joshuah getting pep-talked out of his funk.
Paired with Matt
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
Good on her for not not buying James' F2 slop, for not taking the easy route, and for indirectly setting another fight night in motion with her noms. None of it fazed her either, even when she had Sheila coming at her at full speed as her only remaining sounding board. Nothing much fazes Natalie though, and that's what I like best about her. Another winner today: when discussing the HOH comp and the inspiring memoirs question, Natalie said about James: 'he's Forrest Gump on a bike.'
Jen's boyfriend Paired with Allison
Watching this guy roam around hoping for food is now the best game in town. He seems absolutely lost without his pizza and snacks, especially when his best buddy Adam is chowing down on everything in sight as usual. I figure it's just a matter of time til Ryan absent-mindedly shoves something in his mouth out of habit and gets a penalty nom. He heard that James brought up him & Jen in his tirade tonight and kudos to Ryan for calling him out about that. Ryan's probably aware that more Jen references than necessary aren't going to help his chances much in the long run, and James probably is too: hence bringing them out when Ryan was elsewhere. James also told everyone Ryan's going to propose to Jen at the end, and since she's glued to the feeds, she's probably already going nuts with wedding plans.. I hope she remembered to break off her other engagement.
Paired with Jacob (her ex) Joshuah
Slop pass, anyone? Hers is collecting dust. She said she doesn't want to use it while other people are on slop, but nobody's holding Adam or Natalie's eating against them. She also bitched about the shampoo BB supplies, like it's their fault she didn't bring enough. Usually she's adept at hiding out from any fighting, but round 3 of the James explosion happened right over her bed and she couldn't have sunk any lower into it. Once it was over and the residue flare ups began to dwindle, she started her screechy laugh, and that was her only contribution to the evening's events. Sharon winning veto is the only thing that could change the script this week, making Natalie put up one of her own, so therefore it could happen.
Paired with Adam
That's right, I'm giving her ups. Sure, she acts like she's the only one Chelsia slammed on her way out, she talks a lot of crap - more than many of them - and she couldn't shut up if her life depended on it, but the fact that tonight's extravaganza happened because James overheard her giving Joshuah a go-for-the-veto peptalk is beyond ludicrous. She wasn't the only one doing it either, but she got the 'blame' and the ensuing fallout almost sent her over the edge. Again. I'm also giving her Line of the Day award for 'Boo hoo, dude.. boo the hell hoo' - that one just tickled me and I'm going to start using it.
Won: $21,000 Vegas trip
Paired with James
Sometimes a spitfire who gave us good fights & fireworks but she laid around with James way too much, which was her undoing and ours. She'll be remembered for feedmasters' attempts to protect her, strip/lap dance/makeout night, having sex, raunchy stories, a colorful vocabulary, getting smashed, smashing everyone's Easter eggs, and for going out with the nasty speeches they all threaten but rarely follow through with.
Paired with Natalie
America's Playa came on strong, prepared to showmance his way through all the girls and into the money. That didn't work out but he was fun to have around and he usually kept things light amid the chaos. He brought BJs to the feeds and made Bibles fun in there. Despite the fact that he's a pig, he has some good qualities too and he kinda grows on you.
Paired with Ryan
She called it manipulation - I call it emotional blackmail with a lot of 'poor me' thrown in. One of the most delusional hamsters ever (and that's saying something), she's the poster girl for Can Dish It Out But Can't Take It. She did give us some confrontation doozies and fireworks deluxe but trust her, like one million percent, she does not care.
Revive-a-Hamster winner & loser
Paired with Amanda
He started out looking like he was on board with Matt's showmance plan and CBS picked up that angle, but then we got to know a bright, charismatic, and goofy guy who had everything going for him in there except his partner. His diplomacy was remarkable and he might have gone the distance, but he went out as another casualty of 'Til Death Do You Part'.
Paired with Alex
She began with hysterics & drama and was at the center of the biggest BB fight ever, but she went out with more of a whimper than a bang. Her moods dropped as fast as her blood sugar but to her credit, she rebounded just as fast. She & Allison had dual 911 events, but Amanda's collapse brought unexpected (and uniformed) guests into the habitat and onto the air.
Ryan's girlfriend/Paired with Parker
She & Ryan could have gone far if she hadn't opened her mouth in the first days. She made loads of enemies in a short time and took Parker down with her. She'll be remembered for super-quickie sex in the bathroom and a rash on her backside.. hmm, coincidence?
Paired with Jen
He was good watching at first til he gave up and went on strike. He bounced back a bit at the end but his doom came early when partner Jen couldn't keep her trap shut about her & Ryan. She had to go, and he was just the innocent bystander casualty. 'I'm sick of people's dumbass assinine ass comments' might be Line of the Season.
Paired with Joshuah
He left suddenly and mysteriously but wrote on his MySpace that he didn't leave for health reasons and that he won't be back. He seems like a good guy and I wish him well.. he's probably lucky he got out when he did, unscathed.
Paired with Sharon (his ex)
Gone before the feeds kicked in: he didn't even make an appearance. All that potential for rehashing their breakup and/or a jealous rage up in smoke. To make it worse, he & Sharon didn't even get an exit interview in Julie's boudoir - how rude!
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Natalie is Head of Household
James & Joshuah are nominated
Everyone's on slop except Adam and Natalie
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