Sunday's episode opens with a recap of the winning shot by Loveita who's gone from the top to the bottom and now back to the top as the new HoH. I can't say that I'll be surprised if she continues the ongoing vendetta and puts Kelsey and Jared both on the block but it's not her best move. Apparently the whole idea of voting out Sharry instead of Loveita last week was Kelsey's plan to get Loveita on as an ally but Jared is less than impressed with that plan.
Loveita thinks she's blessed, Maddy thinks she's safe, and the brothers feel invincible this week. I don't think any of that is going to last but at least it'll last until Loveita reveals her new HoH room, complete with a new carpet and a letter from mom. Everybody gives the usual gameplay hugs and smiles but then it's back to the game and Kelsey is starting to panic about her plan now that Loveita is HoH again. That wasn't part of her plan I guess. Of course now Kelsey has forgotten all about that plan and is blaming her alliance for not voting out Loveita.
Jarred's had enough and decides it's time to chat with Loveita to see where her head is at and to try and avoid the back and forth nominations of each other until they're all out of the house. Loveita seems to agree but, c'mon this is the Big Brother House and you can't believe half of what anyone says.
Case in point, Nikki, who's now chumming up with Loveita and enjoying a bubble bath in the HoH room while they chat. After her bath Nikki decides it's time for a party and out comes the alcohol. This could go either way in the house but we only get a bit of it.
Day 15 and now Loveita decides it's time to confront the Cassandra. Neither of them trusts each other and Cassandra just figures that Loveita has no sense of humour. She could be right, I certainly haven't seen one. Regardless Loveita makes a deal with Cassandra and Cassandra assures her that she would never put her on the block . . . that's almost as bad as saying I'm going to use you as the pawn.
Tim decides to play devil's advocate and gives Loveita some advice that should really shake thinks up. Then again, that'll only happen if she follows it . . . Kinda like Joel following directions from Big Brother to go to the HaveNot room where Joel finds Marsha the glitter-antlered moose.
Apparently Marsha is going to be playing Cupid when she finds out that Joel has never been on a date. Why are we not surprised? When he reveals that he has his eye on Cassandra, Marsha says she's way out of his league . . . But Marsha enjoys a challenge and she has a secret mission for Joel. He needs to ask Cassandra out on a date, and then he needs to ask Loveita if he can use the HoH room for the date, . . . and off he goes.
Joel gets Cassandra alone in their usual spot downstairs and starts by telling her how much he admires her maturity and then asks her if she'd go on a date with him, and Cassandra is 100% down with that. Now he's off to ask a favour of Loveita, who's lounging with Mitch, and he starts with how the whole house knows he's never had a date but now he has a date and he's wondering if he can use her HoH room for the date. Loveita and Mitch look happily surprised and Loveita says yes.
Loveita and Mitch both ask who Joel's date is with and they seem pretty happy to hear it's Cassandra. Then Loveita asks if that means she won't be sleeping in her room and Joel just says its for a meal . . . but in his Diary Chat he's wondering what kind of date Loveita thinks it is. Joel is so naive but he pulls out his best clothes and gets ready for his date with a smile plastered on his face, and then it's time to check in with Marsha. It's not enough that the damn moose wants him to go on a date but now he's supposed to dump Cassandra mid-date in order to win a reward party for the house. So much for Joel's love life.
I hope Cassandra is understanding. Joel picks her up from her room and escorts her to the HoH where they sit down for a nice meal and some champagne. Joel is not a champagne drinker and that may be his out. Cassandra starts giving him dating tips, and asking him questions and Joel starts going into his actor training to try to get into character for dumping Cassandra. He gets all moody and gives her the "it's not you" line and then he gets up and leaves Cassandra alone.
She's not used to being rejected but at least she gets a quiet dinner out of it while Joel wanders the house selling the break-up. When he returns to Cassandra she's a little concerned and he says he needs his space so then she leaves him alone in the HoH room. When the guys downstairs ask Cassandra what's going on she figures she just got dumped, . . . and its mission accomplished for Joel who now returns to Marsha with the news.
Time for the big reveal as Joel calls the house guests to the living room to tell them about the secret mission to ask a houseguest out on a date and then dump them and everyone is all surprised . . . sort of. Cassandra looked a little relieved that it wasn't her. Joel has now won a fun party for the evening and everybody's happy. Bring on the party food. Once that's done its time for Cassandra to mend her broken heart by giving Tim a little foot massage.
Cassandra, Tim and Mitch decide it's time to ask Phil about his obvious crush on Nikki. She's a weird choice for Phil but sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants. Tim advises that he woo her like the English rose she is. I'm a little worried about Tims advice sometimes.
Loveita has finally realized that no matter who she talks to everyone is playing their own game. They all have someone they're gunning for to take the target off of themselves and right now they expect Loveita to pull the trigger. This is the downside to being HoH.
Big Brother calls everyone to the living room and it's funny listening to Kelsey mimic Nikki's accent, but without the whining. Once everyone has arrived Big Brother reveals that last week two house guests broke the rules of being a HaveNot and when the house guests call for footage Big Brother is happy to oblige. There's Tim feeding Cassandra a tiny bit of yogurt, and then we watch Nick feeding Joel something. Because of their actions last week, Joel and Cassandra will be the only two HaveNots this week. Well, maybe that will let them get on with their broken date.
The two previous heads of household decide its time to make a deal. Loveita really wants to work with Jared but she's not as trusting of his alliance members Kelsey and Raul. Jared is on board with the deal as long as it keeps them safe for the next while as there are bigger targets to remove. Jared understands that the constant grudge match attitude isn't going to help him or Loveita and I like her little mantra . . . Revenge isn't the answer, forgiveness always wins. Jared goes out to send in Kelsey and Raul.
When Kelsey and Raul arrive Loveita needs some assurances. Raul assures her that he wouldn't put her on the block and hates the whole circular conversation. Kelsey wants to make a jury deal that keeps them all in it and avoids the back and forth gameplay they're currently caught in. She's still not sure she trusts Kelsey, or that Kelsey trusts her but she needs to trust someone.
Her distrust might be well founded as Kelsey goes to chat with Cassandra and has a little rant about how Loveita wants to work with them now because she has nobody left in the house to work with. Cassandra's a little concerned that, if Loveita decides to put up a pair of floaters, she could be one of them. Kelsey and Loveita have totally different game plays, one of them is far too analytical while the other is too emotional.
I guess you can only analyze so much before its time to make a decision, and it's that time for Loveita. She shortlists Cassandra because of some comment she made, Christine because she's comfortable with everyone, Kelsey because she still doesn't trust her, and Raul because she doesn't trust his word. Decisions, decisions, and then she locks in her nominations and heads out to inform the house guests.
Loveita's first nomination is . . . Christine, who saw that coming, and . . . Cassandra. Loveita chose Christine because she seems to get along with everyone but nobody knows what decisions she'll make, and she chose Cassandra because she broke her trust. It's not a surprise that she went this way because putting up Kelsey and Raul would have just continued the revenge drive and that gets boring.
Both Cassandra and Christine are intent on winning the PoV and then the HoH to take out Loveita, but for now Loveita has aligned herself with Jared and his posse. At least one of those she might be able to trust.
For those who've been watching the show you already know how this plays out, for the rest of you I'll be back shortly with a review of Wednesday's PoV episode. See you real soon.