It was quite a satisfying episode especially after Britney’s eviction – but I didn’t take notes, for a few reasons, and now that I’m finally able to write about it, well, the details are hazy. Â What were those reasons? Â Well, first and foremost, Larry was back! Â Not that I can’t write or take notes with Larry around, right? Â Right. Â The other reason was that I threw my back out – this time it feels truly like it’s my back and not sciatica. Â But I did that on Friday afternoon and even by Sunday evening, I still wasn’t feeling good enough to want to bother with writing notes. Â So now you’re caught up.
Outgoing Head of Household: Frank
New Head of Household: Ian
Pandora’s Box Opened? Â Yes, by Ian
Nominated for Eviction: Â Frank & Jenn
Episode 23 – September 2, 2012
Ian ended up lasting the longest in the HoH Comp, eventually making a deal with Shane to not target Shane or Danielle. Â This ended up of course being the worst possible outcome for Frank since they had their little spat. Â But was Frank about to give up? Â Not by a long shot. Â He boldly made a pitch to Ian that Frank isn’t the best target and that Ian could attack plenty of other floaters first – and wouldn’t it be great if Frank and Ian went back to their old relationship? Â Frank admits that he loved Ian so much before Ian’s betrayal… Things could be good again between them.
There was another major event in the episode – the second Pandora’s Box. Â Ian, as a student of the game, knew that this could be a bad bad thing. Â After deliberations and an editorial cut – Ian decides to open the Box. Â Honestly, I don’t know how to really feel about Pandora’s Box. Â I think there has been ONE time when the HoH didn’t use it. Â And you know Producers must be PISSED when that happens – so I don’t think it’s even possible for an HoH to not use it. Â Ian opened it – and his video clue was a Christmas Tree with lots of gifts at the base. Â To his benefit, this was not a bad Pandora’s Box….for him. Â He got lots of geeky science toys and for Ian, it was just like a great Christmas. Â He really is adorable. Â The other houseguests? Â They got the bad brunt of Pandora’s Box, with the return of Jesse as a Speedo-clad Santa. Â If it wasn’t for Jesse’s uber-douchery (as evidenced by his previous stints in Season 10 and Season 11 of Big Brother) and his mostly buttaface, he’d be ridiculously hot. Â If someone like Shane showed up dressed like this, I’d freakin’ die. Â Let’s go to our happy place to think of Shane as Sexy Santa….alright, better now.
Anyway, Jesse’s arrival was bad for the houseguests – his gifts were organic, natural foodstuffs. Â He didn’t just give – he also took…all of their junkfood. Â Looks like Jenn’s Veto sacrifice of only having slop the rest of the season wasn’t that big of a sacrifice after all.
Finally, the remaining thing to talk about is of course the nominations. Â Ian definitely kept Frank’s idea in mind but when it came down to it, it seemed that vengeance was the name of the game. Â He put up Jenn and Frank, explicitly for taking out his BFF Britney. Â For Frank, this isn’t anything new. Â For Jenn, well, I project that she won’t win Veto and that it’s her turn to go. Â After that, if my pattern recognition is in any way accurate – Dan will go next, as it has been coach out then non-coach for the last three cycles. Â Let’s see what happens.
I plan on taking better notes tonight to provide a much better recap – the pain is very localized now so I should be good to go. Â Here’s hoping that’s actually the case.
|Dan – You’re in this to win this and apparently Ian’s on-board with keeping the Quack Pack intact, even after your devastating betrayal of it. Â It also seems you’re willing to stick with them over your new alliance with Frank & Jenn. Â You managed to play this beautifully. Â Well done….this demands a Citizen Kane-style standing ovation.|
|Danielle – I never would have thought you and Dan were going to stick it out so long. Â Your little blush at being Shane’s “girlfriend” though? Â You went rightÂ back to being Ms. Fatal Attraction 2012. Â I worry for Shane yet again.|
|Frank – Same Shit, Different Day for you. Â I’m sure you’ll win Veto. Â I don’t even fear for you at this point.|
|Ian – I’m glad you got a chance to have the HoH and it wasn’t just for a half hour. Â Your little Christmas Tree fun was endearing – you really must be hard up for cash with how much each little amount seems to completely make your day. Â I think you made the right move with your nominations, as hell, you and Frank were already on the outs.|
|Jenn – Okay, “Jenn City”, let’s see what you got.|
|Joe – You were not in this episode, if I recall correctly.|
|Shane – I do believe I could watch a show in which you flex your biceps for a half hour. Â But I was very disappointed in the amount of clothes you were still wearing. Â Oh, as for actual BB stuff, good job in making a deal with Ian. Â And hey, the Quack Pack lives. Â You may be sticking around for quite a bit longer.|
|Britney – Evicted 7th, 9th out of the House. Â 2nd Jury member.|
|Ashley – Evicted 6th, 8th out of the House. Â 1st Jury member.|
|Mike Boogie – Evicted 5th, 7th out of the House.|
|Wil – Evicted 4th, 6th out of the House.|
|Janelle – Evicted 3rd, 5th out of the House.|
|JoJo – Evicted 2nd, 4th out of the House.|
|Willie – Eliminated. Effectively 3rd out of the House.|
|Kara – 1st Houseguest Evicted, 2nd out of the House|
|Jodi – Not really Evicted – but 1st out of the House|