I still hate the time that’s wasted in repeating a ton of footage from the previous episode, especially doing it twice, but not everybody catches every episode so I guess production has their reasons. We get a little footage directly after Joel leaves the house where everyone is congratulating each other in making it to final four and we get a little teaser about Cassandra saying she intends to throw the HoH competition as long as the brothers keep her in the house, but I don’t see why anyone would believe her at this point. So far she hasn’t stuck to her word with anyone other than maybe Tim.
With that out of the way we return to the HoH Competition that we left in progress back on Thursday and we already know that Tim wins the first two rounds. Finally we get around to something we haven’t seen before and we’re only 8 minutes in. Cassandra buzzes in first for the third round but she blows it and Nick is starting to get suspicious of whether or not she’s actually throwing the competition or not. Guess what Nick, she’s not . . . but at least Nick got that one correct. Cassandra buzzes in on the fourth round and has forgotten the name of the veto competition but she describes it and Arisa gives it to her. Nick can’t believe it. Round five and Nick buzzes in but he’s wrong, then Tim takes a shot and also gets it wrong, so Cassandra gets to take a shot but then she blanks on it and again has to explain the competition rather than the name . . . which seems like a lame way to get through it but again Arisa gives it to her.
It’s round six and Nick buzzes in only to draw a blank as well because he’s trying to stay calm and still focus and he’s having a little difficulty with that, but he gets it and were sitting at Tim with 2, Nick with 2, and Cassandra with 2. ON to the next spin and Tim gets it, then the next spin goes to Nick, then it’s time for the final spin. Nick sees Jared’s face, then Kelsey’s and he’s sure it’s The Price of PoV, but unfortunately Tim hits the buzzer ahead of him. Apparently Tim was suffering from premature buzzerfication because he didn’t know the answer and his guess was wrong, so Nick hits the buzzer and . . . Nick and Phil are the new HoH.
Now that the competition is over Tim is a little cranky that Cassandra didn’t throw every question like she had promised, because if she had he might have actually won the competition. Nick figures that her natural competitiveness started to take over for a few rounds, especially the one where both Nick and Tim blew the answer, but then her promise to throw it kicked back in. Tim figures she just threw it once she got caught but she denies it and this could be it for the Tim and Cassandra alliance . . . or it could be more of the show. Hard to tell because Cassandra gets angry so easily and Tim seems to take everything without much of a care.
With everyone off on their own Tim goes in search of Cassandra who’s curled up with a headache and she tries to explain why it was best for their end game for him not to win the HoH. With the brothers in charge, she feels that Kelsey will become overconfident in her position in the final three and this gives them a chance to get rid of Kelsey but what Cassandra fails to understand is that they could have done that with Tim as HoH. The only thing they couldn’t of is get rid of Tim . . . and now they can, which is why Tim is a little upset about her answering some of the questions. They’re both pretty sure that they’ll be back on the block again and they need to win the PoV to stay in the house. As Kelsey comes in to join them Tim recommends orgasm to get rid of her headache but Cassandra says she’s not doing that in the house . . . least of all while all of canada is watching. Good call.
Another good call is when the brothers race upstairs calling everyone to see their HoH room. Lots of artificial cheers as they all run into the room to see more family photos and then the brothers read the letter from their 15 year old sister who congratulated them on their third HoH win, and tells them how much she needs them. It’s another touching moment and then everyone heads back downstairs where Cassandra goes on about how she came in to the house to win $100,000 (didn’t everyone?) but then Kelsey reminds her that she should have been out the door last week. Kelsey also reminds her that she did everything she could to keep Cassandra in the house to the finals and it worked but then she goes and says that she doesn’t feel that Cassandra could win against her.
Tim is like, “don’t tell her that” and it’s kinda like telling my youngest son something they don’t want to hear, . . . if you don’t want to get stung you shouldn’t poke the hornets nest. In this instance, Cassandra is the hornets nest. Kelsey just keeps going on about how she decided it was in her best interest to keep Cassandra in the game because nobody will vote for her. She was a dead woman walking until Kelsey decided she could use her in the end and Cassandra is looking on with her slightly bemused yet dumbstruck stare. Pretty much the same look Tim is giving Kelsey because all she’s doing is getting under Cassandra’s skin and, when it comes to speeches, I think Cassandra may have Kelsey beat. When Tim points out that the brothers pretty much followed Kelsey’s lead and that she is responsible for Cassandra staying longer than Joel, Cassandra just walks away.
When you get down to the final four they’re all pretty delusional by this point and they’re starting to run out of people to talk to which is probably why Cassandra finds herself alone in the bedroom talking to herself about how often she’s been trying to get rid of Nick and Phil, and how Kelsey doesn’t think she’ll win, and how Tim should go back to Australia, and how she hates everyone and . . . like this sentence she just goes on and on. She’s pretty funny.
The brothers are up in the HoH room discussing how well they’ve done with three HoH wins and three PoV wins and then Phil thinks they should go for four. Why not, Nick likes the number four. Phil is pretty impressed that they got Cassandra to throw the final HoH Competition and Nick’s right that that may make Big Brother history. It’s certainly a point in their favour if they get to the end that they were able to convince someone to do that.
It’s the morning of Day 71 in the house when the doorbell rings and everyone heads out to find Gary Glitter (Gary Levy from Season One) entering the house. Apparently Gary is in the house to help them celebrate the Big Brother Canada Awards so he takes them all to the HoH room where they find a selection of dressy attire to choose from. Actually, I think Gary had already selected everyone’s clothes ahead of time. Gary seems to be having as much fun dressing the houseguests as they’re having dressing up. Cassandra was right, Kelsey looked hot.
Downstairs Gary welcomes them to the Fourth Annual Big Brother Canada Awards and the red carpet treatment. Love Tim’s top hat, reminds me of my wedding, and Nick and Phil look good in their white tuxedos. Th choice to put Cassandra in an animal print seems a bit obvious but it works. They all clean up real good. After the usual posed camera shots with Gary Glitter, Gary bids them farewell as they sit down to enjoy a recap of their best moments from the season with a champagne toast.
The award for Favorite Meltdown went to Nikki in Nikki’s Hot Tub Troll, which isn’t really a surprise. The award for Favourite Speech went to Mitch for Remove The Cancer, a speech that they all agreed was pretty sinister. The award for Favourite Kiss goes to Nikki and Nick, even though the houseguests all voted for it to go to Jared & Kelsey. When Tim asks Kelsey if they were in love she doesn’t exactly deny the possibility but, . . . like Brodie and Blair over on the Amazing Race, . . . they’ll need to explore their relationship outside of the house to see just how real it could be, Favourite Temper Tantrum went to Tim for his tossing of the bat during the baseball PoV, for which he’s almost apologetic. They end the awards with some recap footage of different events throughout the season, starting with their arrivals, and Kelsey’s return, and all the houseguests that have checked out early and then it’s a wrap and their back in the game.
After the awards Kelsey is hanging out with the brothers in the HoH room where Phil is back to flirting with her and Nick isn’t that concerned with it any more . . . but Jared might be. Kelsey needs to work with the brothers to guarantee that she’s not the one on the block and she really wants to win sot needs to keep playing Phil to make that happen. Cassandra is a little ticked about it and she’s still sure that she and Tim are going up on the block but her worst fear is to lose to the brothers. Tim doesn’t really care as much because he’s had so much fun getting to this point that he’s not concerned if he wins or losses, although he’d rather win. He tells Cassandra he’d feel sad if she wasn’t still in the house and he feels like he may have met his equal but can you just imagine these two outside of the house?
Time for the Nomination Ceremony and the brothers, Nick & Phil, head down to the High Roller room to make their decision. It’s not like they have a lot of choice left when they short list Cassandra for the block because, despite her throwing the competition she still has a multitude of sins to make up for. They shortlist Kelsey because of all her friends on the jury, and then Tim because he’s the most social competitor in the house aside from the brothers, who’ve been able to socialize on two fronts. They lock in their nominations and head out to join the others for their reveal.
The brothers have nominated Cassandra and Tim. Not exactly a surprise. They tell Cassandra that they nominated her because they had slim pickings and wish her luck in the PoV and appreciate that she threw the HoH competition.Hey nominated Tim because he has the best head of hair in the house and they’re jealous. Kelsey has managed to miss the block but if either Tim or Cassandra wins the PoV the brothers will have no choice but to use her as the replacement and that could still mean she goes home. Interestingly enough, Tim has now become the most nominated houseguest of the season with four nominations, and he’s still in the house.
We all have to wait until Wednesday’s special eviction episode to see who is going to become the final three and I’ll be right here to let everyone know how it turns out. I’ll also be doing my Survivor review on Wednesday so it’ll be busy night but I’ll get everything done before the finales. See you soon houseguests.