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Chaos In The House

This is when it all falls apart. It’s because of the slop, the cold showers, the lies, the house stench, the days that turn into nights, and the gradual slip of reality. All of it begins to numb at your brain, erasing who you are and what you know.

But the good news is you might win $500K. And that’s what people keep telling themselves when they have to get up every morning in the Big Brother house. Though I think at this point money goes second to pride. There’s some real shoving going on in there, and I think just about everyone is ready to prove themselves. Rachel hates losing, but sometimes she fights so hard it goes beyond the game. She could never concede to anyone, for anything, and that makes her a great player but a huge threat.

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Jeff Wins Veto

Jeff followed up his HOH win on Thursday with another, winning the Veto in a ZingBot puzzle competition. After nominating Kalia and Porsche yesterday, he took complete control of this week today, assuring that there will be no surprises at the Monday Veto Ceremony.

With a possible backstab of Daniele in the works, Jeff now faces the choice of who to take off the block. Porsche, who has shown her drive to win competitions by finishing in second place multiple times, or Kalia who risked Jeff’s game by putting him on the block against Rachel.

Daniele, on the other hand, needs to some serious face-time with Jeff and Jordan. Aware that a backstab is possible, she should take the time until the Veto Ceremony to solidify a deal that would be win-win for all of them. If she doesn’t, she’s most likely going on the block, and her game may be over on Thursday night.

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Adam Wins Veto

In a Corn-Hole Trade-Off Veto Competition there were clear winners and clear losers.  Adam pulled out his first Veto win of the season, saving himself in the game.  Shelly turned out to be both, having to endure 24 hours of solitary confinement in the Have Not Room but also looking forward to a phone call from home. Jeff won $5,000, Kalia a trip to the Caribbean and Daniele a Veto Ticket, able to choose to play in a Veto when not chosen to.

Jordan, however, has been given the latest Big Brother leotard– bright green with “I`m With Stupid” and an arrow pointing up on the front, “Kick Me” in the back, and a `propeller dunce-cap. She’s accessorized perfectly, with a bright pink tutu and matching pink fuzzy slippers. According to Jordan she “couldn`t have asked for anything better” and she does totally rock it.

Adam coming off the block will force Daniele to name a replacement nominee. With Brendon back in the game he is the primary target, however before nominations he and Rachel proposed a deal to Dani. We’ll find out whether they really have a deal on Monday. As of Saturday afternoon, it seems almost certain that Daniele has been blowing smoke up Brenda’s butt and will put him on the block and send him to the Jury House next Thursday.

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Kalia Me, On The Line!

A newbie finally won HOH, when in a strange sort of psychic pattern, Kalia answered questions on last Thursday night’s quiz like Ralph Fiennes in the movie Quiz Show. Everyone was thrown off track, including Rachel who promised to avenge Brendon’s eviction.

Then came groveling visits to the HOH room. Rachel made a special appearance, looking very plain sans makeup. She repeatedly used the word respect in regards to Kalia’s win and game play, “I respect you. I really, really respect you.” Yet just a few hours before, Rachel had no respect at all for the sex blogger. I guess when your ash is on the line, anything goes. Frankly I was glad to see Rachel fighting to stay. I was beginning to worry that she had given up. Not so!

In a surprise twist, Jordan was the one who showed some rebellion. She got in Kalia’s face in response to being told Jeff would be a pawn. The reason being that Jeff would win Veto, take himself off the block, and somehow Rachel would go home. It didn’t make any sense, but that’s almost what happened. Jeff won the veto, but Lawon went on the block and appears to be targeted for eviction.

Daniele’s father denounced her game play endlessly this week. He was correct in his assessment, but it doesn’t take a genius to see why a rift has formed in the Donato family. Maybe he could learn to tame his words just once for his own blood, because what he’s doing now sure doesn’t work.

Back to Kalia. Rather than serving her HOH rein in a calm, strategic manner, she wasted time with emotional reasoning. She completely forgot that no matter who she evicts this week, they might come back to haunt her on the very same evening. She made a total mess of it, and I predict a wild show tonight. No matter who comes back, they’ll be all about respect and intent on revenge.

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Lawon Wins Big Brother Darwin Award

The last twelve hours have had some of the strangest twists & turns ever to occur on any of the thirteen Big Brother seasons. Shelly got the ball rolling with a masterful mental control move on Kalia. It worked far more powerfully than Shelly might have hoped, because at the end of the night Kalia had screwed herself and Dani into the ground, to the point of oblivion.

Worse, Lawon volunteered to make a suicide move without blinking, in fact he’s happy about it. Darwin’s theory depends on people as foolish as Lawon removing themselves from the gene pool, and he epitomizes the process. The pertinent Tweets are below, mostly in sequence, as the deal went down. All by @bbchatter unless otherwise noted.

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Jeff Wins Veto

Kalia winning HOH was yet another blow to the veteran alliance, and she proved her allegiance to Daniele when she nominated Rachel and Jeff.  Her reasoning for nominating Jeff was that he’s a strong competitor and would have the best chance of beating Rachel in the Veto. Which he did, playing against Kalia, Rachel, Jordan, Shelly and Adam.

Jeff will take himself off the block and Kalia is going to choose a replacement nominee. The obvious choice is Jordan, however Kalia has vowed in the past that she would never nominate her. Before the nominations, when Jeff and Jordan spoke to Kalia she tried to explain her reasoning for putting Jeff up, but it turned in to a confrontation with Jordan. After Jordan stormed out, Jeff swore vengeance, telling Kalia she was his number one target, even above Daniele. He left with the parting shot “I’ll see you at the Veto.”

Kalia will have to decide whether to honor her promise to Jordan, by putting a newbie on the block as a pawn, or assuring Rachel’s eviction by nominating Jordan on Monday. Stay tuned, the next two days are going to be a very bumpy ride!

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Big Brother Balance

Was this game really fair? Usually when veterans are brought back, they’re grouped into a house that’s comprised of other veterans for an All Star show. But this year someone had the sick idea to throw a handful of wide-eyed newbies into the mix, like fingers dangling into a piranha tank. Now, with Dani’s recent win—tailing the end of her golden key immunity—the newbie’s might have a decent chance to get back in the game. But who trusts Dani, really? Everyone had two secret alliances and now it’s all been blown to hell. Dani looks like a love ’em and chew ’em up kind of gal. I don’t know if I’d give her my third child if she asked me to.

I think we all want to see Brendon leave the house, if only to watch Rachel implode from the wake. Hey, that might not be such a bad idea. Dani gets rid of Brendon and teams up with Rachel. I sense a bit of feministic fascination coming from the beautiful brunette Donato. It would be a real Thelma and Louise situation, only it would be Rachel and Dani. And no Brad Pitt. But we do still have Jordan and Jeff, and I can close my eyes and pretend he’s in the room. Also, there’s no convertible to drive off a cliff. And there’s no cliff. Hell, they could just swing off the balcony or something. Girl power. Yeah.

But again, this would put the noobies in trouble. I’d start sleeping with my eyes open if I were them. I’d develop hyper listening skills, hang around the storage room, start making deals with shadows. Or, OR, I’d never throw a veto competition ever again. How’s that for a plan?

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Brendon Saves Rachel

Brendon won the Power of Veto and used it to save his fiancee Rachel, much to the shock of the house. Daniele, forced to name a replacement nominee placed one of the most loved House Guests in Big Brother history against him: Jordan. Daniele will realize her goal of having a strong Veteran leave the house.

Rachel is shattered that her other half will be leaving her for the summer, but has vowed revenge on Daniele. Brendan, having played a post-Rachel game last year continued on to win the next HOH competition, and Rachel will attempt to do the same after kissing him goodbye.

Jeff and Jordan who were suspicious of Daniele, who attempted to backdoor Jeff last week, but were assured that they wouldn’t be split up. Dani negated most of the risk by placing Jordan on the block: it’s virtually certain that Brendon will go home on Thursday.

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Falling Dominos

It has often been said that the game of Big Brother changes from week to week. Those in power one week can become pariahs the next; those who suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune can become the top dogs a week later. For two years, no one has exemplified this statement more than Brendon and Rachel. When they’re in power, they relish the power– but once they lose, it becomes a sob story for the ages.

Coincidentally their collapse came in week three of both seasons. Unsurprisingly, however, it followed the combined inflation of the Brenchel head to a sphere the size of Pluto. No matter when it happens, one thing is certain: watching Rachel and Brendon squirm is delicious. Big Brother TV viewers will see it on Sunday’s show but the feedsters saw the entirety of the HoH endurance comp play out.

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You Play To Win The Game

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: