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18 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Big Brother’ recap: The unamazing race.

Chenbot, activate! Party is over for Weldon: It was a week of non-stop parties and pandemonium in the Big Brother house, but the festivities ended in an abrupt backdoor elimination for one houseguest who seemed to forget what game he was playing.

Turns out it was oink-ish Jeff, who surprisingly made an impressive last-ditch attempt to save his maligned arse when his back was against Liz’s wall.Well it seems as if one of this season’s biggest twist was finally revealed last week to most of the houseguests and there are two new houseguests in power.

Each week, Big Brother host Julie Chen answers our burning questions about eviction night on the CBS show, which is back for a 17th season this summer. Former Amazing Race competitor, Jeff Weldon was evicted from BB17 after a 7-4 vote this week when the houseguest seemed to get a bit too cozy, letting his guard down and trusting the wrong people. After confiding in Austin Matelson about his suspicions regarding Liz Nolan and the twin twist, he single-handedly talked his way up onto the block when John McGuire won the power of veto and took himself off. Ruffling feathers even more, Jeff thought it would be a good idea to flirt with Liz despite knowing how Austin felt about her, sealing his backdoor fate. “It’s fantastic.

While Vanessa felt safe with her decision to nominate Jeff up for eviction because of his “integrity.” For James, his main goal was to lay low and let Jeff’s talking be his demise. Even if it’s a piece of metal, at least something finally understands John, who surprised us all this week with his hidden talents of perception and his use of inside voice. With the secret finally out, another new alliance was formed, “Sixth Sense,” in the hopes that by week six, both Julia and Liz will be playing as individuals and boosting the numbers on Vanessa, Austin, Shelli and Clay’s favor.

It was interesting to see his interactions with each houseguest and as he said “know his audience.” He knew his audience with each houseguest to tailor how he would speak to each one to try and ensure a vote for safety. With Jason and Meg off the block, John and James both believe that they’re safe: John knows he was always just a pawn, while James (who reasons that the BoB challenge was “made for a girl” who has a “keen eye” to “recognize patterns” and “not show too much ankle whilst at the town square”) believes that everyone will backdoor Audrey. That’s the only thing getting me through right now,” Kaitlyn Bristowe admitted as the Bachelorette drama reached its peak in Ireland this week, just two weeks short of the finale. They mull their options between keeping the nominations the same and sending James home, or, if given the opportunity, putting up Jeff, who’s ostensibly a bigger target in both game potential and pectoral mass (and who, I would wager, also has the biggest collection of V-necks from Target). The ever-mounting animosity between season finalists Nick Viall and Shawn Booth stretched beyond its inevitable breaking point during the round of overnight dates when tensions and truths surfaced.

He told Shelli that he could still play the game for her. “I just got caught up,” he said, sounding for all the world like the quarterback in a high school movie trying to get his girlfriend back for prom. So in a weird way, Audrey’s poor game play week two may have saved her for now because nobody thinks she has a realistic shot of taking home the $500,000 in two months. While Shawn fought his nemesis with aggressive tones and name-calling, Nick matched his ammo with low blows that consisted of attempts in tarnishing Sean’s reputation with their leading lady.

In the only major conversation Jeff has had with Jackie this season, he admitted that emotions were just part of his pitch. “Shelli’s emotional,” he explained. “And sometimes you have to pull on the emotional strings to get things done.” Jeff’s been such a nothing this year that I actually perked up when he said that. He points out that Liz’s “ass looks fatter” and declares, “I love Clay, but Shelli’s f—ing him up.” This is the equivalent of texting smack about your aunt to your uncle.

Despite the families’ obvious weariness and skepticism about the process initially, Kaitlyn’s spunky personality made it quite easy to get along with both relations. But now that Liz and Julia have the “Sixth Sense,” alliance on their side, they’ve made it clear to not spend so much time with specific people and make subtle changes to make each twin look more like the other.

Not only did both companies admit they could see Kaitlyn as a member of their household, but both men topped off their respective dates by professing their love for the bachelorette. I’m kind of sad that this twin twist was blown up so early in the game, however with super fans of the show playing this season it was only a matter of time. The moment I realized this kid has a shot was when he came into the diary room last night and said with glee in his eyes, “I vote to evict James!” That told me he knows James is the bigger threat in the house. Even after two picture-perfect days however, the blessings from both sides seemed more like a weight on Kaitlyn’s shoulders as she began to internally battle over her tough final decision ahead. After her conversation with Vanessa and Austin in the HOH room, she’s relieved to know that she isn’t the target and would work with them to make sure to get whomever they wanted to get out of the house this week.

Austin being a big guy, seems to have a big heart and wear his emotions on his sleeve because jealousy started to surface when Liz was in the same bed as Jeff under the sheets. While he’s been dawdling along in the background, making friends and making vague plans to backstab those friends, Shelli’s been cultivating a couple different potential master plans—the Sixth Sense twin gambit, the Clay flirtmance. From the incredible fusion of dance and video mapping that Freelusion Dance Company brought to the stage, to the incredible vocal talent of 26-year-old songstress Samantha Johnson who belted out a gorgeous rendition of Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down, the twenty performers impressed. To win Shelli over, Jeff should’ve gone into the forest, slayed a lion with his bare hands, lay its head at Shelli’s feet, and waited patiently while Shelli ripped off the lion’s hide with her teeth and knit the fur into a snazzy new hoodie. In the moment, Austin allows himself to lose to John (who still could have won anyway, because he had to take a “perceptual ability test” in dental school and is Perseus slaying Medusa and has powers of perception that we as simple dental assistants will never understand).

Throwing the competition is a somewhat smart move by Austin—let the alliance’s plan continue, but with slightly less blood on his hands—but it only works if Vanessa believes he lost, and she’s convinced he threw it. But luckily for him and his dog, his incredible illusions not only earned the judges’ acclaim, but it prompted NPH to push the golden buzzer, sending Piff and Mr. Perhaps Jeff didn’t realize that Austin the Judasmonster was willing to, quote, “sacrifice my life in this game to fulfill the emptiness that’s been in my heart.” Is Austin good at Big Brother?

It was 53-year-old Chicago fashion designer, Tommy Walton that stole the show with his colourful Creol jambalaya with andouille sausage, chicken and shrimp. The dish was so good that it even caused Gordon Ramsay to give him some questionable commentary. “When you cook like this, you’re a dream and I want Tommy the Dream. It’s so outrageous of a statement that even Percept-i-John points out the flaw: “The point when you start feeling too safe, you’re probably going home.

For his win, Tommy was awarded a recipe feature in Family Circle magazine and the opportunity to select which ingredients the rest would use as weapons in the elimination challenge, peanut butter and jelly being the strategic choice. Such are the parties the houseguests are forced to throw, which, granted, are much better than the Librarian Bros and Barbarian Hos parties I went to in college. Then after the POV there was an announcement from Gronk about a reward completion for the “winners,” of the week, since Gronk told them at the start of the week Gronk likes winners.

John’s DR comment was spoke volumes, he was told he was nominated and should do whatever the HOH does, but if they continue this he may target them. At the beginning it seemed as though James and John were doing a great job matching pieces of clothing with the partygoers, while Meg and Jason were struggling to get through the foam and maze of the competition.

Jackie – She’s this seasons Victoria from last season, Julie Chen said it best, ” She’s floating through this game.” However Jeff was quick to defend her and somehow floaters can make it to the end. We’re one week closer to the moment when Big Brother could become the season of Double Liz—and there is circumstantial evidence that Julia might actually be an even savvier player than her sister. (To be honest, I can never tell who’s who. But then Jeff tells Austin, who acts surprised, and it’s in his googly-eyed facial expression that perceptive Jason (not to be confused with Percept-i-John) knows Austin is lying. “He already knew,” Jason says, and now a flummoxed Jeff is convinced that Austin and Vanessa are in an alliance. He got kicked out the door, although the votes were hardly unanimous: He earned a vote from Liz (mainly because she thought she could control him), and from power floater Johnny Mack, and from wannabe superfan Steve, and from ultimate floater Jackie. Tune in on Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CBS 62 Detroit to see if the POV will be used on either James or John, what other party events are in store from Gronk during his BB Take Over and how will Liz and Julia’s continue to act as one person.

I dunno.” Why did he never interact with Jackie, his Amazing Race sidekick? “We wanted to kind of create an illusion that maybe Jackie and I weren’t as close as we are.” Viewers of The Amazing Race will have to explain to me why any of this was a good idea: Thus far, the CBS reality synergy has produced this season’s dampest squib and this very good season’s only truly inessential player. And then there’s the fact that Vanessa and Austin’s alliance has now been outed to Jason and friends—will Clay, Shelli, and Juliza be dragged out, too? For BOTB I predict John will go along with another plan of him being nominated to throw the competition and stay on the block with whomever is nominated with him, meaning Shelli will remain in power. I’m intrigued by her undefined flirtmance with Van Der Beek, and the relationship’s central tension: You can’t figure out who’s in charge, and who’s leading whom on.

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