I was a little late to the show for this one so I missed the first 15 minutes or so. This is what happens when you pack. Good thing this is a 90 minute episode.
Everyone is playing everyone in this game. First they're talking about getting rid of Kelsey, then they're keeping Kelsey as a target, then she's out, then . . . It gets a little tiring after awhile. Jared is pretty much done with watching her flirt with all the guys as her way of campaigning to stay. He gets it but he doesn't have to like it and he realizes that the emotional backlash will affect his game so he may need to say farewell to his showman do before they fall for each other.
Time for Arisa to have a little pre-eviction chat with the house guests, during which we get a recap of the baseball challenge. Mitch says he misses his boyfriend when Arisa drops the bomb that there will be a second eviction following this one. Raul gets a chance yo plead his case and says he'd be thankful to stay, while Kelsey says she's proud of the way she's played and the bonds she's made.
Ramsey gets to cast the first vote and votes to evict Kelsey, Dallas votes to evict Kelsey, Nikki votes to evict Kelsey, Cassandra votes to evict Raul, Jared votes to evict Raul, Tim votes to evict Kelsey, Loveita votes to evict Kelsey, Phil & Nick vote to evict Kelsey and that makes it official, Maddy votes to evict Kelsey, and finally Mitch votes to evict Kelsey. By a vote of eight to two Kelsey has been given an early checkout.
There's the usual fake hugs and a few real ones and the. Kelsey ascends the stairs and gives the house the kids off. Arisa welcomes her to the stage and asks her about the duck she's carrying. Apparently it's a shot at Maddy for some reason. Obviously the topic of Jared comes up and she'll miss him but she's not willing to say who, between Jared and Raul, she hopes will win. Then there's the video farewells and a few tears and then Arisa drops another bomb on Kelsey with the news that Kelsey is the next Wild Card in the game and she's not going home, but that's all she can tell her.
Now we're heading back into the house for the new HoH competition and the instant eviction. Joel can't compete and it's nicks turn in the game. In this competition two guests will go head to head to answer questions until there's only one left and we start with Tim vs Nikki, and Tim wins. Next it's Ramsey vs Loveita and Loveita wins, then it's Jared vs Raul and Raul wins. Now we have Dallas vs Loveita and Dallas wins, and we get Raul vs Tim where Tim wins. Maddy vs Nick has Maddy win, followed by Cassandra vs Tim and Cassandra wins. Dallas vs Maddy gives Maddy the win, and now we have Mitch vs Cassandra and Mitch wins. Last match is Mitch vs Maddy and . . . Maddy is the new HoH.
Arisa sends the house guests back inside for the instant nomination and Maddy must now nominate two house guests. Maddy nominates Jared and follows with Raul. Damn there goes my alliance. But wait, it's a "double elimination fake out" which means this is all for naught just to keep the house guests on edge. I don't really see the purpose for that but I'm sure there is one.
During the commercial break it looks like Maddy went to Jared to plan a backdoor deal and then she stops Raul to give him the same information. Maddy's target is Loveita and this is definitely going to shake up the house.
The PoV competition has six house guests (who were picked during the commercial break) in roller skates who need to move punch from a punch bowl across a track to fill up a straw. They move the punch with a large ladle and their skates are tied together just to make it harder. In the end Nick wins the Power of Veto and Arisa sends them all back into the house for the PoV ceremony.
If Maddy got to Nick before going in this could be an interesting series of events, but if she didn't it's anyone's guess if Nick will use the PoV. It looks like she did but Dallas doesn't like this plan at all and now Joel is disagreeing with it. Maddy finally gets a chance to play her game and everyone wants to put a stop to it.
Arisa asks Nick for his decision and he says he will be saving Jared. Maddy now needs to choose someone else and she puts up Loveita, with apologies. Loveita pleads her case and says she'll remain loyal to her people if she stays, while Raul says he's just there to look pretty.
Dallas goes to vote and he votes to evict Raul, Cassandra votes to evict Loveita, Joel votes to evict Raul, Nikki votes to evict Loveita, Tim votes to evict Loveita, Mitch votes to evict Loveita, Phil & Nick vote to evict Loveita, Ramsey votes to evict Loveita, and finally Jared votes to evict Loveita. By a vote of seven to two, Loveita is out of the house. More hugs and apologies and off she goes.
Arisa welcomes Loveita to the stage and Loveita says she could feel the house turning on her. Even Maddy, someone in her alliance, turned against her but Loveita is proud of Maddy's move. Loveita admits that sometimes following your gut is the wrong choice, especially in the house. She's not surprised that Nick saved Jared, but she's sure there'll be more surprises. Arisa points out that there have been five women in a row now voted out of the house and when asked who she feels will win, Loveita picks Joel. That could happen.
Time for Arisa to let Loveita know she's another Wild Card and she's not going home yet. Great news for Loveita but not so much for Kelsey as they'll now be in seclusion together. They'll likely end up competing to renter the house but until then they'll have time to plot their revenge.
Arisa welcomes Kelsey back to the stage alongside Loveita. Arisa tells them this double eviction is a bit of a fakeout as both of them are going back in to observe their fellow house guests in secret from a secret suite in the BBCanGrand. At the end of the week one of them will be going back in to the house.
With that we follow the girls to the Secret Suite where they can watch the others on a big screen TV. There's going to be a lot of talk going on to mend their animosity towards each other, but what the heck they have all week. I, on the other hand, do not as I'll be touring the Big Apple next week. No idea if I'll have any reviews done while I'm away but I'll get back into it as soon as I return. Later house guests.