Big Brother 14 – Big Brother Receives A New Houseguest
As expected and as reported, Frank used the PoV on himself which caused Shane to nominate a new person. He basically had two options, a pawn (Jenn) or a huge threat (Dan). Neither were really great options for Shane as he was going to leave a bitter and dangerous Boogie or a suave and dangerous Dan in the house. It was a ‘pick your poison’ situation that Shane handled like he knows best… he let his alliance tell him what to do. Considering he’s aligned with one of those people, it was only the natural selection to put the pawn up and remove Boogie.
Shane, being as good with words as Ian is with ladies, ended up making a mess out of the whole process once again. I have a feeling he’s going to end up doing his alliances dirty work the entire season while putting a bitter jury out there for him to deal with at the finals. It a Russell Hantz type of Survivor season all over, the big difference is Shane is being coached to be the jerk, where he genuinely seems like a nice guy. It’s going to be sad if he’s in the final 2 with someone like Britney and ends up losing because of a bitter jury.
In related news, The live feeds have been wild today, and I don’t expect that to stop any time soon. Let’s try to cover some of the happenings…
— Shane has a way with words. Shane never told Jenn about the pawn idea, so she was completely confused and upset about being nominated. I’m sure she was also shocked to realize people had actually noticed she was a contestant and not just a very colorful camera. Needless to say, Shane was able to take a painful pawn situation and make it much worse by bouncing around the topic instead of just being up front with her. He tried as best as he could, but that’s not a lot and it’s why his end-game is going to be rough. While Boogie may have a weird way with words, the things he says are generally correct.. Shane is screwing himself by doing Dan and Britney’s dirty work.
— Boogie and Frank are punks and need to calm down a bit. It was so irritating to watch them egg Shane into some argument, but kudos to Shane for remaining cool about the situation. Flashback to 12:28pm bbt and watch Boogie and Frank just go at Shane over and over while Dan sits in the background letting him take all the heat. To be fair, Dan is also taking plenty of the heat to shield both Ian and Britney as well, so it’s no surprise to see him sit this one out.
— Joe is clueless. Boogie and Frank pitched him pretty good shortly after the feeds went live. They tried to show him that he’s clearly at least 5th man on that totem pole (but in reality, he’s 6th), and he could take a stand with them and be 3rd then fight for the finals. Joe then takes all that information and relays it to Dan and Shane while mocking the situation. I know it’s hard to tell what people are thinking, but Joe can’t be that clueless to see Britney/Shane/Dan/Danielle are a solid 4 and there is 0 chance of him cracking that, right? Or has Joe accepted that he’s not winning and just wants to be in the game as long as possible so he can keep auditioning for shows like Chopped.
— Ian is the new Adam. For the second straight season, the “superfan” appears to be generally clueless or doesn’t really care where they place, as long as they get to play. Like Adam, Ian is very content with hitching on the vetwagon and trying to luck his way to the final 3. It’s day 45 and he’s still appears starstruck being in an alliance with Dan. Maybe I’m misreading him, but I just get a strong Adam-vibe. It’s not about the win, it’s about the experience. Give him a Tori Spelling and an annoying metal scream and I’m not sure you could tell them apart.
— Danielle is going to need therapy. I’m not saying this to be snarky or rude, it’s true. She’s losing her mind in there and a psychiatrist would have a field-day working with her when all is said and done. She feels like she’s real good friends with Britney, treats Dan like a father/role model and Shane like a husband. When reality sets in and she realizes there are not 4 seats in the finals, it could be ugly for her. I feel bad, despite appearing to be a compulsive liar, she really does seem like someone with a good heart. It’s going to be sad watching her get burnt by 2 of the 3 from her alliance, if not all 3.
— Frank doesn’t realize that HE’S Shane. The frustrating part of watching Frank follow around Boogie like a puppy is that he’s making fun of Shane for doing the same thing he’s doing. They were hounding on Shane for being Dan’s “bitch”, but Frank has been Boogie’s. In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked to see that tattoo on Frank’s butt when he gets evicted. “This is property of Mike Boogie”. I like Frank, but he looks like an idiot in this situation.
— The house needs Boogie for another week or two – Look, I understand he’s not going to be receiving any checks for fan favorite any time soon. It’s very clear he’s also outmatched by Dan and needs his binky (Dr.Will). He’s also terribly annoying trying to sound like a teen when he’s over 40. That being said, Boogie brings entertainment to the house, and the show needs him more than it needs Frank. For anyone into conspiracy theories about trying to keep Frank around, let’s be real, the show is about ratings and Boogie = ratings. They were never trying to keep Frank in over Boogie, and if the HoH competition is favorable to Frank this week it’s simply because with him AND Boogie gone right now, the house may fall back into the lull it was in last week. Nobody wants that if they want Big Brother to survive. Last week was t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e thanks to the “lay down and play dead” approach by both nominees.
That is my summary of the day, feel free to watch the feeds right here because I’m sure this is going to be an exciting week. Don’t forget, you get 3 days free!