Digging a Hole

BB20 – Ep13 – July 25, 2018

The shitshow continued.  Sam explained that Kaitlyn and Haleigh can waste their breath trying to change her mind about what she sees, which was of course something they both loved to hear.

Kaitlyn did indeed try to figure out where Sam was coming from and it mostly came down to Sam not seeing Kaitlyn as an empowered woman, and being pretty judgy in how Kaitlyn plays the game.   Did it seem kind of like Sam might just be jealous of the relationships that Kaitlyn has built?

JUST A LITTLE BIT, mmkay?  I know the BB editors were hammering us over the head with this scene, but yeah, Sam’s righteousness comes off a bit too hypocritical when we see her gushing all over Faysal as he literally just finished putting himself on top of you.  mmmmWHAT?  Do I begrudge Sam getting a taste of that man?  nope, not one bit.  It’s the game.  But for her to be so fucking judgmental about how other girls are playing still irks me to no end.

Yet there are multiple holes being dug here, and we’ve touched on the main one doing the digging….

Oh, Fessy….

With both of his main allies on the block, Fessy is not in a good spot.   You know what makes that spot even worse?   Promising both women that you’re going to take them down.

Just….don’t, Fessy.  Don’t.   Every time you talked to either Kaitlyn or Haleigh, it just kept getting WORSE.   Look, it’s clear, you are terrible at this game.  Competitions, sure, you’re gonna win some.  But the game of Big Brother is something you are NOT good at.  You should never have told Kaitlyn that you were going to save her.  Lie or be vague, but don’t be Continue reading Digging a Hole

WTF Was That?

BB20 – Ep 12 – July 22, 2018

I guess we needed to finally have an episode where after watching it, you’d have to look at the person watching it with you and go, “What the fuck was that?”  As that’s what this episode was – a giant waste of time topped off with a surprising and utterly unnecessary bit of moralizing.   In other words:  FUN.

America’s Underdog Gets the HoH

America’s adorable kid sister makes good!

After completely unsurprising results on this endurance competition, by which I mean the big and buff fell early, the remaining houseguests up on the trees were Tyler and Sam.   She basically shouted him down to get off the platform and give her the HoH win, to which I shrug my shoulders and say, “it was effective?”  Tyler puts on a show to negotiate his safety, knowing full well he’s not in trouble, and then gives Sam the win.

Before I had turned on Sam, I was happy for her.  Confused though, as she knows that whoever she nominates and then evicts has an actual chance of getting back in the game.  SO WHY PUT THIS BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS UNNECESSARILY?  As unless you’re telling these people that information at the get-go, and who knows, maybe she has or will do so, you’re making enemies.  And hooo boy, she certainly does, but we’ll get to that later. Continue reading WTF Was That?

No Power For You, Winston

BB20 – Ep 11 – July 19, 2018

Some drama and fireworks occurred this week before and after the eviction, but the thing that could have made this episode a bit more epic would have been Sam using her Bonus Life Power on Winston.  Not that I particularly liked Winston after more of his personality become clear, but it would have been interesting to have seen what would have happened in the house.

Winston did seem to try to make a plea to her to get her vote, but I think it ended up being that she went with what both Tyler and then the girls in Level 6 were saying:  “Keep Brett.

He’s a bigger target and they can hide behind him.”   Personally, I don’t think that is a wise strategy.   He does have a lot of charm and while I think his gambit re: Rockstar at the Eviction will likely backfire, it just shows the kinds of approaches he’ll take, many of which he can pull off because he’s hot and Continue reading No Power For You, Winston

The Bros in a Bind

BB20 – Ep 10 – July 18, 2018

oooo, girl, this episode was delicious, following up on the previous episode in which Scottie put his big boy pants on and made a bold, declarative move against Winston & Brett (the Bros) and put them on the Block.

The most butthurt of the Bros was Winston by a country mile.  What he doesn’t get (and which Brett mostly does) is that this game wasn’t set up for others to lose so you could waltz in with your bromance and easily win.  You have to play and shmooze and charm…and it’s clear that Winston hasn’t had to do that much in his life (he’s in sales??).  Brett apparently has a “mist” though Continue reading The Bros in a Bind

Outswagged

BB20 – Eps 7 & 8 – July 11 & 12, 2018

Okay, not my greatest headline, but I’m unfortunately having to rush through this post – not even any screenshots!!!  My real life has been busy and I won’t be missing out on those moments, so my BB hobby has to sometimes be paused.

Status & Standings:

Outgoing Head of Household:  Kaitlyn
Nominated for Eviction:  Winston & Scottie
Power of Veto Winner:  Tyler
Veto Used?  Oh, Yes
Replacement Nominee:  Swaggy
Evicted Houseguest:  Swaggy (8-4, with only Bayleigh, Faysal, Haleigh and Rockstar voting to keep Swaggy)
New Head of Household:  Scottie (!!!)

Color me surprised that Tyler’s ultimate scheme worked out for him.   Despite Kaitlyn seeming close to not being up for backdooring Swaggy, she did, once Tyler won the Veto (it was a cute Veto challenge about online houseguest dating and poor Jodie will always be the butt of BB jokes) and used it to save Scottie.  Up went Swaggy, and despite apparently his best efforts to get the votes needed to stay, not only was he evicted, but he lost out on all the swing votes, including Scottie.  Interesting turn of events, to be sure, and then Scottie goes and wins HoH!   I’m very intrigued how this week could go, as Scottie is a major floater and I don’t think is true to either side of the house.  Tyler lucked out in saving him in the Veto, so maybe Tyler can feel safe, but I don’t think Kaitlyn can.  Will be interesting to see who he nominates in tonight’s episode!

Oh – I’ve been watching the latest “after-series” for Big Brother, happily hosted by someone other than Jeff Schroeder!   It’s Celebrity Big Brother’s Final 2, Ross & Marissa!! SO GREAT!  Must watch.  Here’s the latest episode with Swaggy fresh off his eviction.

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