As this episode is live (well most of it anyway) we have Arisa back on stage outside the BBCan Grand letting everyone know that next Thursday is the finale for season four and then we head back inside to see what happened after the PoV Ceremony. Joel does not look happy that all his "poor me" moaning and groaning was for nothing, but it was a lousy plan to begin with.
It kinda followed his other lousy plan to get the brothers to work with him to win the PoV, which he inevitably lost, and Joel has found his entire plan backfired on him. Neither Cassandra nor Tim believe his story and they're both sure he was working against them so now Joel is on his own and likely to get voted out if Tim decides to keep Cassandra in the game.
Nick finds Joel and gives him a little pep talk to get him out of his depression. At least this time Joel is actually depressed but Nick assures him they'll look out for him. Nick tells Joel that Cassandra was always planning on taking Tim to the end and Tim was likely to take Cassandra so there would have been no place for Joel at that table but how much space is he going to have between the brothers and Kelsey? As Nick leaves, Joel is thinking maybe he should fall on his sword for Cassandra, but I can't help but wonder why he would do that.
Time for Cassandra to start campaigning and she's decided to start at the top as she sits down with Kelsey out by the hot tub. She knows it's not looking good for her this week and Kelsey agrees that Joel is probably staying, but then Cassandra assures Kelsey that Kelsey would win in a jury vote against her if they were the final two. Then she says Tim would also win against and Kelsey points out that they all feel the same way about Joel as well, . . . but the clincher for Kelsey is that Cassandra was responsible for getting Jared out last week and Kelsey is having her revenge. No matter what Cassandra says Kelsey isn't buying it.
Joel eventually finds the girls outside and sadly wanders over looking like a puppy that's been scolded for leaving a mess on the carpet. He pitches his idea to let Cassandra stay this week and Kelsey just looks at him dumbfounded. She tells him that, as honourable as that may be, he can't just give up on his game. Pretty much the same speech she had to give the brothers when they tried to nominate themselves. Cassandra would probably love for Joel to self-evict but that's no way to win the game., not even for her.
It's another touching moment and her tears may be real for a change but Joel goes back inside and Cassandra follows him to try and get him out of his present mind set. She's genuinely concerned for him but he doesn't want to be seen as the "screw up" so now it's her turn to give a pep talk to Joel. Funnily enough it includes how much she want to be in the final two with Joel, or was it Tim, or wait . . . just a few minutes ago it was Kelsey. Pretty obvious she just wants to get to final two with anybody she can, maybe even the brothers, and she'll use Joel's weakness to her advantage.
The fact that Joel has been labelled a weirdo his entire life is apparently why he really wanted to win Big Brother, but that wouldn't change anything. He'd still be a weirdo, and there's nothing wrong with that, but he'd be a weirdo with $100,000.00. So what? We're all a bit weird in our own way. Fly that flag proudly Joel or Cassandra is going to crush you. Walking out now may throw a wrench in Kelsey's plan to get revenge, but it won't change anything in the house for the final week. There will still be two sides in the house of equal numbers going into the final four. Of course Cassandra will support his decision, especially if it means she's safe for the final week.
It's Day 67 inside the house and while everyone goes about their morning routine Tim is lying in wait . . . until Cassandra passes the shower stall and he jumps up. Cassandra screams, Tim laughs, and then she chases him out of the bathroom as he continues laughing away. She intends to use his attraction to her to help her stay inside the house this week, but Tim really doesn't want to get involved. Then again, he decides to give her a little advice to draw attention to how close Kelsey and Phil have become now that Jarred's gone because going up against Cassandra in the final two should be an easy win for Tim. Unlike Cassandra, Tim hasn't actually lied repeatedly to anyone, . . . all he's ever done is offer advice. Pretty much the exact same gameplay that I'd use inside the house.
Meanwhile, Tim and Cassandra aren't the only two who've noticed Phil and Kelsey. Nick has been telling his brother to stop flirting with her so much because it's going to mess up their game. Phil is easily turned by a pretty smile but Nick not so much. At least one of them is thinking with the correct head. Phil asserts that he doesn't flirt with Kelsey, which is a great time for production to show us just how often he has been, and then Phil figures that Nick is just jealous.
While the brothers are off on their own Cassandra is back in the HoH bed with Kelsey keeping Phil's spot warm while she continues to throw poor Joel under the bus. Not entirely sure why Kelsey is running her fingers through Cassandra's hair but whatever works. Cassandra and Kelsey are beginning to question just how much of Joel's depression is acting and how much of it is real. They both know he's an actor, he gets paid to lie, to tell stories, to make stuff up. As far as they know his entire persona may be an act. If it is this guy needs an award, especially if he ends up sitting beside Tim in the final two because if it's down to Tim or Joel, both girls would vote for Joel.
Probably a good thing because Joel has finally decided to stay in the game, better late than never, and begins by chatting with Phil about what he needs to do to keep himself in the game. Phil lets him know that Kelsey hasn't made any decisions yet and advises him to talk to Kelsey. Nobody wants Joel to just roll over and die so Cassandra can wipe her feet on him as she climbs up the ladder. Phil's best advice is when he tells Joel that he's guaranteed to lose if he just stays in bed.
Back in the HoH room the brothers have reclaimed their spot with Kelsey who has told them that, after her chat with Cassandra, hey both agree that Joel could win if he gets to the end. Phil tells her that that's just Cassandra campaigning to stay in the house but Kelsey disagrees. To be fair, it's a little bit of both but now the brothers are worried that Cassandra has worked her way back into Kelsey's head. They're concerned that Kelsey is thinking emotionally again and not focused on the game when they point out that if it's her against Cassandra, Cassandra would have double the votes to win.
Kelsey starts getting a little ticked with that, feeling like the brothers have just told her everyone can beat her and she has no chance of winning but that's not what they've said. All they said is that against Cassandra, Kelsey would lose. They're pretty sure she'd beat them in the end and it's about fifty fifty against Joel. Nobody bothers to mention Tim because if he's in final two they may as well just hand him the cheque.
You know what men really hate? Men hate when women turn on the waterworks to get their way. There's nothing honest or genuine about it, . . . it's manipulative and underhanded and yet women continue to do so and then whine when nobody believes them. It's the boy who cried wolf story and Cassandra is one of its biggest storytellers. Of course when she tries it with Nick it's all he can do not to just laugh in her face. Well done little brother.
Cassandra now goes back to work on Kelsey by telling her about all the lies that Joel has been saying. Apparently she's very convincing because Kelsey believes her enough to talk to the brothers about it and while they're all outside Tim joins them. Phil comes right out and tells Cassandra that he's voting to evict her because he's sure that she and Tim are still working together, to which Tim says he can't trust her. It's one layer of confusion on top of another and then Joel comes out to add to that confusion.
Cassandra admits to making deals and lying to everyone but points out that Joel has been just as guilty. When Joel asks what deals he's ever made Kelsey points out the deals with her and Jared, the brothers, Dallas, Loveita, . . . Phil knows that Cassandra has been lying to everyone and now she's exposed Joel's lies alongside her own, which is making Joel even more defensive. It's not helping his case though when Kelsey mentions that Joel wanted her to put up the brothers next to Cassandra and he denies ever saying it (thanks for the reminder Big Brother). As Joel just walks away poor Phil is flummoxed.
Through all of that Tim managed to actually remain quiet and when Cassandra finds him later upstairs she's all smiles and high fives as they giggle over the commotion. She still needs him to vote for her to stay, which will force Kelsey to make the final decision but now that Joel is back in the game she had to do something. In the Diary Room Tim admits that he's not entirely done working with Cassandra just yet, but he is wondering why they ever included Joel in their alliance.
Kelsey and the brothers are all cuddled up under the blankets when Phil says he'll vote whichever way Kelsey wants but she can tell he'd prefer to vote Cassandra out. Kelsey's concern is also that Jared would never forgive her if she let Cassandra stay but after Joel got all angry and defensive outside she now has to go back into damage control before the vote. She still wants to keep Joel but . . .
It's time for Arisa to take us over to the Jury House where we find "Maddy in the middle" during a frisbee toss between Mitch and Raul. Raul would be quite happy to Kelsey join them, while Mitch would be both happy and sad if Jared showed up because Mitch feels he's one of the more deserving players in the house. Maddy would be shocked if Cassandra arrived but they all agree that if Tim shows up he'd make out like he planned to be there.
The three of them are both surprised and apologetic when Jared comes around the corner, and even more so when they find out that Cassandra was responsible for his eviction. He's disappointed but he believes that Kelsey can still go far. Unbeknownst to any of hem though, Nikki is close behind Jared and she'd like to just strangle the remaining house guests. While the house guests are discussing Nikki in the game in she walks and once again Maddy finds herself stuck in the middle, again.
As she reveals how she got evicted shortly after Jared she also reveals how well Cassandra has played everyone in the house. Even Jared admits that Cassandra has played a near perfect game but I wonder how well she'd have played if Tim hadn't been mentoring her from day one. When Nikki does her Nick/Phil impersonation Jared admits he could never tell if he could trust them or not and her reply was priceless, . . . "Trust them with your girlfriend," and she left it at that as she shook her head and the others roared with laughter. Well, everyone but Jared, . . . he just handed her a drink.
Time to return to the stage where Arisa informs us that, because Ramsey self-evicted there's an open spot in the jury so Big Brother has decided that Canada will fill that spot. That's gonna be an awfully large seat and I'm not sure all of us can get into it by next Thursday. Canada can also pose questions, just like a regular jury member. This should be interesting.
On that note, Arisa takes us back inside the house where we find everyone gathered awaiting the Eviction Ceremony. Cassandra is given the first thirty seconds to plead her case and she admits to wanting to be the final HoH so she can eliminate goldilocks (Tim) and his three koala bears (Kelsey, Nick, and Phil). Not exactly her best speech but it's her first honest one. Then Joel gets up and admits he's entirely to blame for his game falling apart this week but he's more upset that everyone else has been lying just as much but nobody owns up to it. How is that a surprise?
There are only two people voting and if there's a tie Kelsey gets the joy of breaking it, and with that its time to vote. Tim makes his way out to the Diary Room and Tim votes to evict Joel, then Nick/Phil vote to evict Joel . . . and Kelsey is off the hook. Jared will be so pissed. We return to the living room and Arisa reveals by a vote of 2-0, as Joel rises to stand, . . . Cassandra is safe and Joel has been evicted. He hugs Cassandra, then Tim, then races up the stairs like a poor sport.
Arisa welcomes Joel on stage and says that his speech just blew up everyone's game and then she asks him where the heck that guy was all week? Joel felt it needed to be said, especially to Nick and Phil. Tim's farewell lets Joel know that he screwed up his gameplay but he feels they'll be great friends afterwards, while Kelsey respected his gameplay and felt he could have beat them all. The brothers felt they had Joel's back all along but didn't feel he had theirs but they'll remain friends forever, and then Cassandra says it sucked being on the block together because they represented the weirdos in the world and she tells him she loves him so much . . . maybe he'll get a date yet, but not tonight as he's off to the Jury House.
It ain't over yet though, Arisa is back to tell us that next Wednesday there'll be an eviction bombshell to get down to the final three and then the two hour season finale on Thursday. For now though it's time for the final HoH Competition and it's being held in the High a Roller Room. As the outgoing HoH Kelsey can't compete, which kinda sucks, and it's Nick's week to play . . . Earn Your Slots. The competition is based on remembering who competed in which PoV competition based on the faces shown on six spinning slots and the first to buzz in with a correct answer gets a point. The player with the most points will be the new HoH.
Before the first slots have finished spinning, with only four of the six faces, Tim wins the first round. On the second spin, Tim buzzes in after only two faces and wins again, . . . and then we cut away to Arisa bidding us farewell until Sunday when we'll finally see who is the new Head of Household. I'll be right here to let you know, but before that you'll want to catch my review of Friday's episode of the Amazing Race. See you soon house guests.