We are on Day 24 of Big Brother 13, and already we’ve seen game playing the likes of which you don’t normally get this early. There has been backstabbing, hinky voting; the game has kicked into high gear. Normally it’s tough to judge the game being played this early on. However, as a feedwatcher and fan it is my Grodner-given right to play armchair houseguest and calls ’em likes I sees ’em! Here’s my take on the Big Brother 13 houseguests’ games so far:
The die was cast for Cassi to exit the game when she entered the house week one. Though we heard her humbly try to deny that petty jealousies were the cause of her early exit from the house, the truth was revealed in exit interviews and edited House guests comments. Shelly and Cassi believed they had a week one deal with the veterans that would safely see them through the first part of the game. The increasing animosity between Rachel, Brenden and Porsche toward Cassi had been re-fueled when Cassi calmly stood her ground to them before and after Keith’s eviction. Dani, wanting Domenic’s complete attention, also campaigned for Cassi to go.
Rachel took a shot at Jordan during the POV competition and Jeff told her to cool-it, which led to a predictable melt down for Rachel. Showing no humility or gamesmanship, Rachel tried to hide in the fake shrubbery to pout and cry. Brendon pretended to console her while he scolded her for trying to win the POV that they wanted to lose so Cassi could go up.
Later, Rachel went to goad Cassi and had her hat handed to her and Cassi let Rachel know that she had once admired her, and even defended her against critics, but had come to realize that Rachel was “catty, ugly on the inside and didn’t like pretty girls”. This really disturbed Rachel, so she went to Jordan alone in the HOH room for compassion. Rather than a pat on the back, Jordan lectured her on her “bitchiness” and asked her to be kinder to others. It was classic Jordan, well worth the price of the feeds.
Next up was the voting, Cassi was evicted unanimously, no surprises there. Not even her friend Dom threw her a pity vote. She tried to give everyone hugs, even Rachel, and then she was out the door to meet Julie. Cassi is not only pretty, she’s smart too: Julie’s best efforts couldn’t get a negative comment out of her.
The HoH contest was a tried and true classic, where the competitors had to answer random questions about what a majority of voters on CBS’s website thought about them. After five questions, Rachel and Brendon were the only players left. Two questions later, Rachel won her second HOH of the season. The Veterans remain in control for the third straight week. As Rachel told Julie earlier in the show: “in the end I always get my way”.
Domenic and Adam winning Veto put the Duo of Cassi and Shelly in the precarious position of being replacement nominees. Cassi, who is viewed as a threat because of her relationship with Dom and obvious alliance to the newbies, has not formed solid relationships with the Veterans until recently, while Shelly has secretly aligned herself with them since the first week. Cassi is the most likely to go home, her only hope is if the house discovers that Shelly was the second wonky vote evicting Keith, and even then the veterans will likely still have the numbers to keep her.
Jordan as HOH has been getting closer to Cassi and agonized over the fact that personally she wants to keep her, but has no choice but to nominate her and Shelly since Dom and Adam won Veto. Knowing that the second week of play is too early to break her and Jeff’s alliance with Rachel and Brendan she can`t consider the suggestion of backdooring one of them yet, and taking out a weaker player like Lawon or Kalia ìsn`t smart.
Rachel and Cassi have been going back and forth bickering for the past few days, including a confrontation last night in the Have Not room. Now that Cassi is going home Rachel is obviously happy about it, apparently gloating after the Veto Ceremony before the feeds came on, and she blithely joked less than an hour later to Jordan `Thank you for not nominating us even though I was a jerk`.
Shelly, after being put on the block told Cassi that `you can make any deal that you want, I`m not going to hold it against you`, all the while knowing that the chance of Cassi staying is pretty much nil. Cassi, on he other hand refuses to campaign against Shelly because she considers her to be the `best person in the house`, unknowing that Shelly has sold her out multiple times to the Veterans.
Well hello there li’l darlin’ we’d just love to chill with ya’ll. As long as there are men with some beers sittin’ outside Cassi should be right at home. We aren’t judging on her cause she’s a model, we’re real sensitive to that. Do we want to spend the summer listening to BS about Cassi’s JC Penney modeling career and watching her flip her hair? Sure thing, let’s bust out some beers!