Brittnee intends to backdoor Graig by making it look like Johnny is her real target but she has to get everything in alignment to pull it off properly. One wrong move and somebody else could be sent packing. Jordan and Zach are all smiles because they're pretty sure they're safe. Even more do when Brittnee brings them in on her plan.
Johnny's turn for damage control as he lets Brittnee know that his vote wasn't against her but merely showing support for Naeha, just in case. She's gonna leave him hanging but he's a big part of her master plan. Bobby wants to know what her plan is and hopes he's not going to end up as a pawn. No surprise he throws Johnny under the bus, but it's a moot point as her plan ends with all the guys evicted and she and Sarah sitting as the final two.
We quickly move to the nominations as Brittnee enters the Vault. She puts together her shortlist which includes Bobby, the leader of the Chop Shop; Godfrey, a strong player; Kevin, an even stronger player; and Graig, her real target. To ensure her plan plays out properly she locked in her nominations and heads out to reveal them to her houseguests. The first person is Kevin, who she says is a pawn just like he did to her. The second person is Bobby who she put up because he's a power player but she expects him to win PoV so she can fry bigger fish.
I can't believe that Graig still believes that her plan is to backdoor Johnny. Neither can Jordan. Obviously Graig's highly delusional and also unaware that Brittnee, Sarah and Jordan are laughing behind his back. Brittnee is still laughing when Johnny checks in and also congratulates her on her performance. Johnny knows the plan now but he and Brittnee need to continue keeping up their frenemy attitude a little longer.
Brittnee checks to see how much Graig is buying it and he's gone for it hook, line and sinker. Graig thinks she's made an amateur move but it goes with what he wants so he just goes along agreeing with her. Now as long as he doesn't get picked to play in the PoV competition it's all good.
Speaking of which, it's that time. The six players will be Brittnee, Kevin, Bobby, Johnny, Sarah and Houseguests choice which was pulled by Kevin. He's pretty sure there's a plan in play to get rid of Graig so he chooses Zach. I never realized how short Bobby is, but he's shorter than Brittnee. The host for the competition is Willow, who jumps all over with happiness when she hears. Who knew she'd be that excited.
So far this plan couldn't go any better. Even if Bobby wind and takes himself off, Brittnee can still put up Graig. If Bobby wins and keeps the nominations the same it'll likely be his turn to pack a bag. Things rarely go this well in the Big a Brother house. Now, to make sure everything falls into place Brittnee gives Johnny a pep talk to give him the motivation to win the PoV.
It's day 17 in the house and time to reveal the rewards/punishments from the HoH competition. Jordan and Ashleigh come out in their questionable snorkelling gear, complete with coconut bikini and ultra tight speedo. Willow gets to spend the next 24 hours on an oversized gear, but it's not flat like the ones they were standing on but upright with the cogs making it almost impossible to rest on. At least the rest of the houseguests bring out some pillows to try and make it more comfortable.
Johnny gets way too much pie in his face from all the houseguests and spends the day in his bathing suit to avoid too much cleanup. The girls seem a little too enamoured with Jordan's butt but he's starting to feel like a piece of meat. Graig gets his letter from home and he's too emotional to read it so he asks Sarah to read it. Yeah, it's heartwarming and all and makes him seem like less of a jerk but I think that ship has sailed.
Time for the PoV competition as the six players come out in their white bodysuits and thimble hats. Willow is dressed as either a tomato or a strawberry pincushion as she announces the competition, Spoolin' Around. On one side of the yard are three spools of thread (rope) that need to be moved across the yard to a big empty spool on the other side. Players need to hook themselves to their thread and then spin around to wrap themselves in the thread, race across to their empty spool and clip the thread on there and unwrap themselves. The first one to transfer all three spools will win the Power of Veto.
Bobby thinks this competition is geared to him because he's so good with ropes, and he starts out really strong. Everybody is spinning in circles like a top and you can see they're starting to get dizzy. All except for Bobby is seems to have everything under control as he and Brittnee parry for the lead. Johnny notices he's a little behind and starts speeding up as Bobby unlatches his first spool and makes his way across the yard to start unwinding. Brittnee is right behind him.
As Bobby and Brittnee are racing around their spools, not running into each other, Kevin and Johnny slowly walk across and begin unspooling their first spools. Slow and steady. Brittnee realizes that she's no longer rewinding her spool as she's managed to get all tangled up in the thread. Not to be outdone, Bobby follows suit when he realizes he's managed to knot up his ropes and has to move away from his spool to find the knot. This allows Zach and finally Sarah to complete wrapping themselves in thread and move across to begin unwinding.
Sarah made the mistake of wrapping the thread too tightly across her chest and she can hardly breath which is increasing her dizziness. Dizziness leads to nausea and . . . well, it's a good thing there's a bucket. Sarah starts to panic now because she can't breath and they halt the competition while Bruno comes to her aid and unspools her.
With Sarah freed from her confinement Willow resumes the competition and everyone else is back at it. Except for Bobby who's sitting on the floor surrounded by thread trying to figure out what went wrong. Johnny has taken the lead with Kevin directly behind him as they move to their second spool. Brittnee is doing the same as Bobby while Kevin finally needs his own bucket.
Despite being in the lead Johnny notices that Zach is right there with him and as he starts on his third spool Johnny gets hit with a bout of nausea. I think it was Graig who was hoping Johnny would pass out, but he doesn't. Johnny took a few minutes to settle and then unlatches his last spool and moved back across the yard. Kevin knows that Johnny pretty much has it as long as he can stay ahead of Zach so Kevin slows to a stop. Like Bobby and Brittnee before him, Zach runs into a knot in his thread and it's pretty much all over as Johnny unspools, hits the buzzer and wins the PoV.
Bobby's pissed that he lost it and immediately goes to Brittnee hoping that she puts up someone against him that's more likely to go home than he is. That's the plan, Bobby, you're just not going to like who.
Day 18 and Graig is starting to sweat a little, especially when he realizes that Johnny spent the night in the HoH room with Brittnee. Graig heads up to get some answers and just walks right in. Doesn't anybody knock? Or for that matter lock the HoH door? Maybe Graig's not as dumb as he acts because he's beginning to get that feeling again. When he goes to Bruno, Bruno tells him he's just being paranoid. No he's not.
Brittnee knows that Graig is on to them but she no longer cares. She lays into him about how he's been in her face ever since she became HoH, and how he makes it out like she's Sarah's puppet. She didn't come right out and tell him he's going up but he's made the right connections for once. Then Graig goes out and blames Johnny for ruining his game without any idea that Johnny had nothing to do with it. There's a lot yelling between the two of them but that's to be expected.
Finally it's time for the PoV ceremony and Johnny makes a show of debating on what to do but it's a foregone conclusion. Johnny lets both Bobby and Kevin plead their case and then decides to . . . use the power of veto to save his pal Kevin. He gives a short speech about being bullied all his life and that there's no room for bullies in the house and then hands it back to Brittnee to name her replacement nominee. Brittnee agrees that she doesn't like bullies and up goes Graig, who seems to think it's cool to call out hashtags. It's not. It's stupid.
Next episode should be a lot of fun with either Bobby or Graig heading out the door, but not before a lot of fireworks. Kevin's luck continues to hold as he's had both PoVs used on him and maybe next week he can actually stay off the block. In the meantime, those of you who are watching the after hours footage I'm sure are enjoying a lot of pressure. That's a little too much BBCan for me. See you all back here for a review of Wednesday's episode, and be sure to catch my Survivor review at the same time.