As usual we get the replay of the Nomination Ceremony and Loveita is ticked because she feels she's been put on the block as a case of lover's revenge . . . and this surprises her. Sharry isn't very happy of the guilt by association reasoning either but both are valid reasons in the Big Brother house. With the nomination out of the way Jared, Kelsey and Raul have formed a nice easy alliance which loosely includes Cassandra and the brothers. I get the brothers but I'm still a little wary of Cassandra.
Loveita is having a pity party in the bedroom and has decided that if she wins the PoV she's taking Sharry off the block. I'll believe that when I see it. Loveita feels terrible but Nikki tells her that the feeling will pass. Meanwhile Loveita's right hand man is chumming up with Maddy and Dallas have a little less of a pity party. Maybe it's because I'm an actual adult but that room is a mess. If my daughter's room looked like that I'd be filling garbage bags and tossing stuff out. Loveita comes in and lets Sharry know that she's going to take her off the block if she wins but Sharry says that she doesn't want her to do that and to just stick to the plan.
Outside the HoH room, Nikki is listening in as Jared tries to find out who else voted to evict Kelsey and Dallas and Ramsey are the current suspects. I think Dallas is complaining a little too much in his defence that he was rallying for Kelsey to stay but eventually he comes clean and admits to being the fourth vote. In his defence he was trying to play both sides of the house and he got caught so now he's trying to fix it. Jared's not too sure he wants to be associated with I'm but inside the house Jared will find that sometimes your enemies become your best friends.
It's time for the Power of Veto Competition and Jared calls up the two nominees to stand with him. Jared pulls Phil from the bag, Loveita pulls Mitch (who's a bit of a floater), and Sharry pulls Christine. Looks like, if the girls want to get off the block it's entirely up to them. Jared really wants to win the PoV so he can keep things the same. Raul points out who's playing and who's not playing the game and Jared agrees.
In the HaveNot Chapel, Loveita goes to Joel for advice who points out who the big competitors are in the house. Sharry and Loveita know that their only chance is to win the PoV and get one of them off the block so that they can campaign against the replacement and send them out. It's a great plan if it works and it's nice to see houseguests actually playing the game, but it rarely plays out the way they want. Joel figures that if one of them wins the PoV he's on board with the plan but really he's almost as much of a floater as Mitch.
It's the morning of Day 9 and the houseguests seem to be playing hide and seek in the house, courtesy of international rules. Not sure what those are but Nikki is it and she's looking for the houseguests but she seems to be looking for particular players. Tim keeps moving all over the place and she complains about his moving around until she finally see his arse and Tim feels like Nikki is the older sister he never asked for. Maddy was the last one found, until Nikki realized that she hadn't found Phil . . . who she had walked right past when he pretended to be one of the girls in the shower. This is a very weird house.
Christine points out to Tim that some people have buttons that you don't want to push and he immediately wants to know who they are so he can push those buttons. Everyone seems to love Tim and he certainly plays a good social game but I wonder how much of that is the accent. People love accents. I'm sure that's why Dallas thought it was a great joke to fart in a jar to give to Cassandra when Tim suggested it. Even worse, Cassandra actually opened the jar. Yep, definitely weird.
The house is beginning to realize that Nikki is a bit of a nut, despite the accent. Of course with both Tim and Nikki being safe this week I guess they can get away with a little more and hope that everyone has short memories. I really loved when Kelsey impersonated Nikki's accent asking Dallas to rub her feet. Dallas tells Nikki it's a Canadian welcome. Uh huh, sure it is, you don't have any kind of foot fetish at all do you Dallas.
Time for the Flip It To Win PoV Challenge with guest host Michael Bell from the Brick sandwiched between Kelsey and Cassandra. In this challenge the six competitors are looking for three keys that open three doors, those who find the wrong key will be eliminated. Then the three winners of round one will move on to find only one of them winning the Power of Veto and a $5,000 gift card from the Brick. That's one way to get some extra advertising. That $5,000 makes the PoV less of an incentive for some of the houseguests but the one who really needs to win is still Loveita.
Everyone is racing throughout the backyard trying one key after another and then Christine decides to slow it down and she o[pens the first door and moves on. Loveita manages to find a matching key and opens the second door. Mitch is trying to throw the competition while Sharry is stepping up her game, but in the end Mitch opened the third door. In the final round Michael Bell tells them that they'll need to answer a series of questions about items in the room and the first person to buzz in and answer correctly will win a point, the first to 5 points wins the PoV. On the upside they can race back to the other room to get the answers.
Mitch still doesn't want to play too hard so Christine gets the first two points, then Loveita gets a point. On the fourth question Christine had the letter with the answer when Loveita ripped it out of her hand and pissed off Christine. That may not have been her brightest move but she did get another point, so it's now 0-2-2. Loveita gets the third point and Christine is fired up and gets the next one without leaving her post, moving the score to Mitch 0, Loveita 3, Christine 3. Loveita blows the next one, going it to Christine who now takes the lead. Christine could win it all on the next question but she's wrong, so is Loveita. Another question and Loveita ties it up. Down to the wire and then Christine pulls it off and wins the PoV and the $5,000.
But that's not all . . . there's more. A chance for Christine to double her money if she can guess correctly under which seat cushion on a couch another $5,000 gift card is hiding. Is it under cushion number one, number two, or number three. She does a little pacing and then chooses cushion number two . . . for the win! Nicely done. Christine has gone from winning nothing in her life to winning $10,000 and the PoV, while Loveita wins nothing and is devastated. It might be time to pack her bags.
Loveita and Sharry are back in the bedroom planning their gameplay and Sharry thinks she can convince Christine to use it on her just to shake things up. That's true, she could. Christine isn't actually aligned with anyone at this point and it would be an interesting move, but personally I think she's more likely to leave things as they stand and let Jared's game play out. We'll find out soon enough.
Big Brother calls everyone to the living room and Maddy is a little worried about what's happening now. When everyone is assembled Big Brother tells the houseguests that they all know that Nikki and Tim are safe this week but because they have fought for food with the houseguests and lived with the houseguests, this week they are now going to start voting with the houseguests. Not a big game changer overall, but a big one for Loveita and Sharry. Nikki and Tim need to talk.
While Nikki and Tim are trying to decide what to do they bounce an idea off of Raul who points out the error in their plan. They need to choose a side and stop floating back and forth, which is true. Hopefully they choose Raul's side. Meanwhile, Loveita is trying to pitch a deal to Christine who has had no alliances with anyone. Loveita also points out that the Wild Cards can be dangerous but I think they're making a bigger case for this than there really is. Christine isn't stupid, I hope, but it depends on who she trusts.
Up in the HoH room, Kelsey and Jared discuss the backup plan and it looks like neither one of them is to trusting of Dallas. Jared would rather keep two people who are operating against him openly over someone who would stab him his back. Makes sense. So off they go for a little chat with the girl of the hour, Christine. They point out that if she takes one of them off Jared will put up Dallas and Christine seems okay with that. Then again, she'd also be happy to see Loveita and Sharry out of the house. or so she says, so she may just leave the nominations as they sit.
Time for the Power of Veto Ceremony and everyone is gathered in the living room waiting to hear Christine's decision. If she uses the power of veto Jared would put Dallas up. Christine comes out and gives Sharry a chance to say why she should use it on her and Sharry says she's been playing an individual game as well as a loyal game. Now it's Loveita's turn and she says she came in to play a game and only feels that Christine should use the PoV on her if it helps her game and that she respects whatever decision Christine makes. Well, that was a much better speech for "keep me," but Christine has decided not to use the PoV and Loveita and Sharry stay on the block.
Now the girls have to campaign against their best friend in the house and which ever one stays is likely to target Christine next. I missed the Live Eviction on Thursday which many of you have already seen but I'll be catching up and reviewing it right away. See you soon.