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Labor Day Live Blogging; PoV Meeting Results



I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend out there! Soak up the last bit of summer while you can, especially if you’re in an area like mine when you never know how bad your winter will be.

It is Monday, that means it’s veto meeting day.  James and Natalie are on the block and Corey has the power to save one of them. Will he? No. Sorry for the quick spoiler, but it’s not like it’s been a huge secret that the entire house wants one of them gone this week. The biggest discussion will be which one to keep out of the pair. If the eviction happened today, it would likely be Natalie.  That is because not only is she better at comps than James is, but frankly the house simply doesn’t like her. They’re tired of her constant self-praise, the fake personality, and deep down, they feel bad for how she’s clearly leading James on while kind of shitting on him in the process.  Last night they were talking about how she has to keep praising herself for not liking guys just for looks, which is a backhanded insult at James. By telling anyone who will listen, it makes it sound like she’s already making an excuse for why she’s not with some ‘ken doll’ type of person…. like a Corey (the guy she initially liked. Before Victor, Paulie, and then apparently James when nobody was left).

Meanwhile, James has extended an olive branch to Victor and Corey when he went up last night to talk to the pair.  They let him know that Natalie was throwing him under the bus for following him this season rather than making her own decisions at times.  I am sure that was likely referring to how Natalie wanted to keep Victor, but James pretty much had none of that and told her that voting him out would be the better choice. He was a bit surprised she was campaigning against him rather than for herself, but he promised to keep it between the three of them rather than running back to Nat. This makes Paul and Victor wonder if they can work with James if Natalie goes, and it’s something to keep a watch for.


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The meeting has been over and the feeds have been up, so I should jump into it already…

  • 12:00pm – Feeds up, and as I mentioned, Corey didn’t use the veto.  James or Natalie will be the next jury member.
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  • Paul and Victor debate whether today is Memorial Day or Labor Day.  Now I don’t feel so bad about mixing those two up the other day. Paul settles on Memorial Day
  • 12:45pm – Nicole is talking to Corey about family and the finale. Corey says he doesn’t think his family is going to want to come if he’s not in the finale because they wouldn’t want to sit in a hotel all day. I know he’s from Texas, but you’d think he would know there is a lot more to do in LA than sitting in a hotel room. We were only there for 2 nights for the show, and there was barely any time at the hotel.
  • 1:40pm – Not a whole lot going on. Nicole was talking about her period, that was fun. Now they’re eating lunch
  • 1:45pm – Paul is outside talking to his alliance.
    • He is saying the best move is to send Natalie home and then play off James’ sadness.
    • Paul thinks it’s smarter to tell James stuff about Natalie that will get his mind off her.  He is then corrected by Nicole about something he thought they new, but James didn’t. Nicole says that whatever it was, was said to James, so he already knows.
    • Victor says he thinks they should let him just be sad, and make him miss Natalie.
    • Nicole says they should vote out Natalie and win and be good.  Corey mocks her obvious statement with a ‘really?’
    • Paul wants to shake James up for the next HoH comp. Then again, he thinks about that every HoH comp
  • 1:50pm – Paul puts on Nicole’s sunglasses and realizes they’re prescription. He is shocked they make prescription sunglasses.  Oh, Paul.
  • 2:10pm – The group is still talking about how the best plan is to send Natalie home
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  • 4:45pm – Finally a slight change, Natalie is talking to Paul. Not talking about much, but any time different people talk, it’s refreshing because I’m tired of the same conversations.
    • Corey gets in the pranks this season and puts a lot of salt in Nicole. Instantly regrets it when she spits it all back on him
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    • Back to Paul and Natalie, and their conversation is already boring.  She is telling him about NYC, and how expensive it is. I have a feeling he’s mostly humoring her because he told her he goes there a lot, so he has to know it’s expensive there. Plus, he’s from LA, it’s not exactly cheap there
  • 5:40pm – Switch up of positions.  Corey and Nicole are cooking. Paul is sleeping. Victor and James are playing pool, and I think Natalie is still outside sitting there
    • The pool game finishes, Victor goes inside and James goes to talk to Natalie
    • He tells her people are noticing tension between them (James and Nat). She asked who, and he said Victor asked if everything was ok.
    • She tells him there is no tension on her end, and she wants no drama
    • She denies it, and he tells her she is in her ‘push-away’ mode.  She blames the block. He tells her ‘exactly, so let’s enjoy the remaining time’.
    • ‘Literally, there is no tension on my end’ – Nat
    • They sit in silence for a minute or two. James says he can tell there is something wrong. She denies it and insists nothing is wrong
    • She is upset because she was ‘binged’ by production a few times about her mic today
    • After some talking, she goes in how she’s upset because of how he talks to her. I guess after the mic thing, he wasn’t sensitive enough about it. Jeez
    • Natalie – “When I am upset over something, I don’t want someone to tell me to ‘be positive'” — wtf?!?  So James is in trouble because he told her to be positive. Awesome
  • 5:55pm – James and Nat still talking
    • She is over fighting. She just wants to enjoy her last few days. She’s hates having these discussions every day. She doesnt’ want to fight every day on live feeds
    • James – “We’re not fighting” … James, just run. Fast. Get away. Go in the kitchen and start having fun again. Let her be miserable alone
  • 6:03pm – Natalie leaves. James stands around the table talking to himself. ‘Why did you get into a showmance, James?’… Because that’s what you do. Just like Nicole.
    • Natalie talks about how the weather is strange because of how it was warm when they went into the house but will be cold when they go out
    • (Oh, I forgot, Natalie returned)
    • James tells her ‘That’s how it is in Texas’… Natalie asks ‘What, cold?’.. come on, Nat.
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    • He explains to her how it can go from 100 to 19 in 6 hours, that’s why people always have a jacket in their car.  That seems a bit extreme. Texas people confirm?
    • James and Nat head inside to eat, and there is a joke around the table… “What type of bees produce milk?”.  Nat is like “Bees produce milk??”.  Nicole answers the joke.. “boo-bees”
  • 9:26pm – I go to watch an episode of Stranger Things, and 3 episodes later, I finally emerge.  Good show so far. It certainly beats watching James and Nat fight or Nicole shaving Corey’s chest
    • Paul joins Corey in the hot tub for some conversation.
    • They talk about how Natalie has been trying to be friendly all week, but didn’t pay attention to people all season
    • Nicole joins them and they speculate on the rest of the season. Nicole thinks this week will be normal, but next won’t (she’s right)
  • 9:55pm – The happy couple is back and now playing dominoes at the hot tub (Paul and Corey have left)
  • 10:20pm – Nicole and Corey finish a stealth talk on strategy
    • Right now, James thinks it’s his fault that Natalie is going home. It’s because they didn’t keep Victor back when Natalie wanted him to, so she’s making him feel bad.
    • Corey wants to let James know that had they voted Corey out, Paulie would have returned, Nicole would have been pissed, and Natalie probably would have gone sooner
    • They think he’s too good a player to act so defeated, and it’s sad to see. Nicole says she wouldn’t mind losing to him at the end
    • Corey is telling her that he has been trying to reassure James that they’re keeping him, without straight up telling him.
    • The battle for James’ vote begins.  I have a feeling the ‘final four’ is going to battle each other at the final 5 because of that key swing vote.
    • It is what James told Natalie the reason she should buddy up with Paul and Victor because the person remaining will be a key vote.  James predicted that the two duos will battle each other next week and leave the remaining person alone.
  • 10:27pm – Nicole heads upstairs and Paul said things are working perfect because Natalie thinks she’s staying. She is acting all buddy-buddy with Paul and Nicole
    • They are going to try to keep them in the dark
    • Victor mentions how it’s impossible to get tickets to the live shows. Makes me feel even cooler about attending last year

Ok off to bed. Update tomorrow!


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  1. Alda
    Alda (2221 comments)

    I like James so much better than Natalie but I’m so afraid if they keep him he’ll join up with Nicorey.Nat would go with Vic and Paul.It’s a hard choice.

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    Susan (244 comments)

    I want James to stay so he does hook up with Nicole and Corey. I’m rooting for them. I am really over Paul and Victor.

  3. Helen
    Helen (5578 comments)

    I hope they keep James and he bounces his biggest check yet and sends both Nicole and Corey to the block and then out the door!!!!!

  4. Jenny M
    Jenny M (1340 comments)

    I want Natalie to stay only so I can see what she would REALLY do without James in the house. Hide under the covers crying? Or… blame everything on James and kiss everyone’s ass trying to get them to keep her?

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    Ella (78 comments)

    It might be riskier for Nicole if Natalie leaves. I don’t put it passed the men to talk themselves into a “good ol’ boys” team and get Nicole out.

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    Ella (78 comments)

    No matter who goes, I will be glad to see the James-Natalie conversations a thing of the past.

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    Quincy (11 comments)

    CBS notes to self
    – $1000 a week per diem, should be reduced to minimum wage status (more desperation to get grand prize).
    – bb production voice/add a new rule (you are not allowed to sit around AND NOT CAMPAIGN to save you A$$).
    – Allow for a couples self eject button 2 a season with $15000 (since some are there only for a show-mance)
    – Pay the $5000 bribe to fellow bloggers and fans to continue to believe in the watered down product BB has become.

    James note to self
    – The trip to Argentina is cancelled FOREVER.
    – Having a wallpaper of Natalie on your phone is THE ONLY WAY to see her in the states of NJ, SC, and the other 47 continuous states, after the season is over.
    – That doctor guys advice from E-Harmony.com is —–> stop worrying about chicks James, and lets focus on winning 500 GEE-HA-TEES (grand). She used you like a sponge and by your own choice you soaked up all of her bullsh*t.

    Natalie self note
    – I attempted to bus drive him a little the other night, but why stop there, I’m not rolling with this guy after the season. I should be the SUPERINTENDENT of all the SCHOOL DISTRICTS, get a me a huge tanker bus, then BUS DRIVE HIS A$$ in style.

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    brenda (8 comments)

    I have just one thing to say to James. Fools rush in where Angels fear to go. Watch out for Nicole and Natalie.

  9. Colby

    Hey now! Don’t be dissing Texas! LOL
    It is not all cattle ranches and small towns.
    Even if we would rather not claim him, Corey is from the DFW Metroplex and there is plenty of culture and entertainment here. Maybe his family is just as boring as he is.
    Don’t be blaming Texas for that. LOL 🙂

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    Victoria (21 comments)

    Quincy: funny post but so true. BB has to shake things up
    Going forward. BB also needs to screen contestants better. Last season (I think), Vanessa was a mental mess, and this season there was Paulie–both had serious problems. Michelle was pretty close to crazy, too.
    Also, (hate to say this) females need to be screened better so we do not have to hear whiny (Nicole) or baby voices (Natalie and bronte).

    I wish there were more casting like Donny–one of my all time favorites!

    Do not bring back vets who were in a showmance during their first shot since we now see they will repeat; it seems some on BB cannot play the game without a romantic partner. Based on comments by both Corey and Natalie, Nicole and James are going to be dumped into the friend zone.

    CBS must rewrite the contacts and have stiffer penalties. If they sleep all day, their pay should be cut in half. If they break the rules like Paulie did, sanction them with penalty votes.

    Going forward, viewers should have say in evictions like the first season.

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    Franko (692 comments)

    Steve said Nicole was talking to Corey about her period?? In a previous post he had said that SHE said she hasn’t had one in 90 days. Did she finally get her period?? I know it’s kinda gross to talk about but that’s just something that happens in life. I’m just wondering if her “friend” has made a visit or not. As someone posted in a previous blog if she hasn’t had one by now she MIGHT want to be asking production for a stick to pee on.

    • Helen
      Helen (5578 comments)

      Nah. She hasn’t had a visit from her “friend”. After spending close to 2 solid months under the sheets with Corey I think asking production for a stick to pee on would be a smart idea since she went on to tell Natalie she was not on any birth control…..but then I don’t think Nicole is all that intelligent and what do they say? Ignorance is bliss.

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        franko (692 comments)

        But she IS a nurse. You would think the idea might pop up in her head that something might be up. She cannot be that ditzy.
        I got dissed for my comments about not thinking much of her as a,nurse on previous posts so I’m sure I will get more for this one. However, as a nurse you would certainly think she would think something about not having a period for 90 days. If she’s not pregnant it’s just not healthy and something could be very wrong.

      • Helen
        Helen (5578 comments)

        @franko..I’m sorry anyone dissed you for stating the obvious…….As a practicing Registered Nurse for over 30 years I would be extremely uncomfortable working with her. Just because she has her RN means she was able to pass state boards…believe me there are nurses I have worked with that are very book smart and could ace any test put in front of them but put them in a real life situation and are clueless on how to provide even basic comfort measures. I would think since obviously production is aware of every word uttered in that house maybe they should call her in for a medical? I am sure the thought has crossed Nicole’s mind…could be one of the reasons why she is so emotional and stressed…….

      • caRyn

        Natalie’s cycle is off. She has had one, maybe two inside the BB house. She said so herself. It could be stress. I wouldn’t doubt it. It isn’t that uncommon. Usually being put on birth control is the answer to regulate cycles.

      • Colby

        TMI for me!
        But since people seem determined to drag Nicole through the gutter, I will give my opinion.
        The discussion today was between Nicole and Natalie and was about the problems being stress induced. Natalie said she has been off too.
        Franko, as a man, I wouldn’t expect you to understand how stress can affect a woman’s body, but Helen as a woman and a nurse, I would expect you to.
        If there has been any sexual activity that could result in pregnancy it hasn’t been going on the whole time, so 90 days would not calculate accurately. Plus, they do furnish them condoms in the house (or used to anyway, I remember them playing with them on previous seasons).
        And, nobody knows if she has had a medical consult about it or not!
        Helen, I am sure you are a wonderful nurse after 30 yrs of experience, but how were you your first year or two? Nicole just graduated 2 years ago.
        Steve, the thumbs down button may break from overuse on this one. 🙂

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        franko (692 comments)

        @Helen, thank you!! As you can see I’ve already had one person diss me and that’s ok. It wasn’t bad and everybody is welcome to their opinion.
        Now….Colby, you have no idea what I know about a woman’s body or at least have learned over the years(many of them) having been extremely involved in medical issues with females in my family. My mom and sister had many problems, my niece has had major problems. My niece’s youngest has and is having extreme problems and I live with them and am very involved in what goes on with her. I know that stress can delay a woman’s period. I’m more concerned that there could be something else besides being pregnant that she needs to have checked.

      • caRyn

        franko…Your first opening statement said Nicole might want to ask production for a stick to pee on. Your second statement was if she’s not pregnant it’s just not healthy and something could be very wrong. Speculation. Nicole knows her body better than anyone else, she is an adult and an ER nurse.

    • stevebeans

      I should have said ‘lack of’ period. She was explaining to Natalie about her cycle since being in the house

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        Susan (244 comments)

        do we really need to continue to talk about this? Stop already.

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        Missyin74 (15 comments)

        Omg they dissect every single thing your write on here! #whoa

      • Jenny M
        Jenny M (1340 comments)

        If Nicole didn’t want people speculating about her period or lack of period, she shouldn’t be talking about it on camera. This is her 2nd season so she is well aware that the world is watching.

  13. Helen
    Helen (5578 comments)

    Okay. Now I am seriously afraid! I was watching a trailer for new season of survivor and Jeff says what a great idea it is to have Gen X vs Millineals because you have the older generation who has built this world vs younger generation who is changing it……obviously Jeff does not watch the live feeds of big brother!! I am continually amazed and at the same time horrified at the thought of these people being in charge of anything. Good grief the sheer stupidity that comes out of these people’s mouths! And what’s truely scary is the fact that they believe what they are saying…….

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    It sucks i wanted to see jsmes and natalie go to the end.cant stand vic but if he makes final 2 he deserves to win

  15. danmtruth

    Helen I have mention in past post how Survivor does not have a problem in getting older players. Someone once mention how they thought it was hard to get older players who could commit to that much time off. I feel the US production team just likes having the ypunger players. Yet you dont need to go back that far Giena Marie was in her early to mid 30’s Amanda was older Along with your namesake Helen the year Andy won Who also was older Less not forget one of the best players from the last few years Derrick was also north of 30
    Victor is too trusting Nichole will use this to get him out if given a chance. Watch how quick she tries to move Corey to make a deal with James to target Vic and Paul
    It will be funny when Nat shows up in jury house For Paulie to see the boys club stuck together Just without him

  16. Kari B
    Kari B (1000 comments)

    Stevie? Do a survivor blog too… pretty please please please please with sugar on top and a cherry and lots of chocolate syrup? Haha yeah I know, you don’t get paid enough!! 😉

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    If Natalie leaves this week I’d love to see Nicole go next. I think it would be highly amusing for Paulie to be stuck in a house full of women.

  18. Jannie

    Sad to say I am so disappointed with this season that I have no interest in the fall season.
    I will predict that, because this summer had such a horrible cast, the ratings will not be good.
    Yes, I will watch on CBS next summer…but I can hardly stand to finish watching this season.
    Waiting for Survivor…

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    I don’t think if James stays that he will have much of a choice which pair he will have to try to work with. He will have to try to work with whichever pair wins HOH. If he wins HOH I think he would work with Nicorey, because they would be easier to beat in the final 2. I think if he’s sitting next to either one of them, he will win. But I don’t think he can beat Paul or Victor in a final 2. I’m a James fan, and I hope he stays this week, but I hope Paul or Vic win the game.

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    tammy (17 comments)

    I can’t stand Nat. I never liked her and always thought she was fake. How she has been acting and treating James lately just proved how fake she is. She got mad at him because he touched her knee, she said she would stop talking to him if he aligned with Nicorey, she tells him all the time she doesn’t like affection on TV but kissed him before, she admitted to flirting with Corey to help her game but calls Paulie out and she threw James under the bus. Guess she knows James can’t advance her game anymore so she’s treating him like crap. She has to keep saying / reassuring people that she is a good person. I hope she is the one to go so James can see how she has been using him.

    • Jenny M
      Jenny M (1340 comments)

      I remember her crying about people thinking she’s shallow. Sorry, Natalie, but you spend all your time worrying about how you look, and telling the world you don’t date good-looking guys. Poor James. I hope he is starting to see that she isn’t what he wants her to be.

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    Missyin74 (15 comments)

    This season wasn’t boring by any means.
    Just tons of showmances. I feel bad for James. Paulie warned him those jersey girls mostly use you and spit you up n chew you out.
    Natalie is a cheerleader. She knows when to be “on” and when it’s not game time. She’s been playing him this whole time. Was gonna continue to date him thinking he would spend his half mill on her

    • Jenny M
      Jenny M (1340 comments)

      Last night on BBAD she was talking about how she had to choose between BB and the Bachelor, and about how many followers people had from being on these shows, and she thought she made the right choice. I don’t know if she thinks she is going to be an actress, or if she just wants to have enough followers to make her feel good about herself. She’s not as bad as Frankie and Jozea so I can’t bring myself to call her a fame whore, but she’s definitely a fame bimbo.

  22. Colby

    100 to 19 in 6 hours – no.
    It can drop quickly if a cold front moves in (just like anywhere I would think), but not to that extreme.

  23. Shivani33

    Victor and Paul have misunderstood something that James said to them and took it to mean the complete opposite of what he meant. James told them that Natalie, if she goes, wants him to have nothing to do with “certain people,” and not to side up with those certain people. James meant that Natalie is anti-Nicorey and doesn’t want James to help their game at all. But Paul and Victor think that Natalie told James to have nothing to do with THEM. When James said “certain people” the guys made an assumption and didn’t even ask for clarification. They’ve been pissed about it ever since and have been basing their decisions upon it, to quite an extent.

    I just read a long, very recent post at Jokers of a Victor/ Paul conversation wherein the guys are still mad at Natalie, based upon their misinterpretation. They held their conversation with James a couple of nights ago to get a better understanding of his and Natalie’s loyalties. It’s ironic that their conclusions are based on having misunderstood just about everything James was trying to tell them. At the time, Victor was still thinking that trying to keep Natalie was better for his game. James has no idea that the guys took it the wrong way. It has a lot to do with why Paul and Victor now prefer to keep James. For crying out loud!

  24. Helen
    Helen (5578 comments)

    It seems to me that both James and Natalie have been purposefully vague in their communication with Vic and Paul. It may work out in Vic and Paul’s favor though. Nic and Corey blindsided James last week and if Nat gets voted out he is going to think they blindsided Vic this week,which could actually benefit Vic.

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    Yes, the weather in Texas can go from one extreme to another, however, not quite as bad as James’ example. It is quite unpredictable. I have lived in So Cal for a very long time and we read the weather predictions and get a good laugh from them. If it is less than a 75% chance of rain, it ain’t gonna happen! In Texas, however, if it is above 40%, you’d best be prepared! I loved it!

    I hope James stays this week. I think he can join either side and have a great deal of power. Make it count, James!

  26. Gerardo Chen Moonves

    Just as many of us suspected, Nicole and Corey confirmed tonight during BBAD that their plan is to take Lames to Final 3. So, unless Paul wins HOH on Thursday, it looks like either he or Vic will be headed to the jury house next week. Nicole also realizes that she’s probably screwed no matter who she’s up against in the final 2, because none of the girls would vote for her (and there will likely be 5 girls in the jury).

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  28. Jannie

    Poor Vic, he is all about loyalty and his new buddies are going to screw him over.
    Seems to be the “season of bounced checks” this year.

    • Helen
      Helen (5578 comments)

      His only hope in this game right now is for A: Paul to win HOH on Thursday or B: to win veto. I believe that if Nicole or Corey win HOH their plan is to put Paul and James OTB and then take Paul down and blindside Vic (again).

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    Natalie can now flirt with Paulie in the Jury House

  30. Bastosko
    Bastosko (45 comments)

    After a bout of coffee and insomnia, I finally watched a small piece of BBAD. Stevie B, my hats are definitely off to you and the other bloggers you recruited. I would rather go through another root canal or colectomy then to listen to those boring conversations. Granted, yes production tailors the shows to make it interesting (all about money) but OMG that was painful. I for one am thinking (hoping) that the Fall BB version would be better since there should be less editing, less fish, and more interaction.

    I also agree with everyone about they need to do a major shakeup of the show itself. Showmances, Fame whores, acting auditions need to be filtered out for sure. Back to more mature (as mentioned), more real (not everyone has a six pack, some of us have kegs) and people who need the money (big change in their lives). With the shows (Survivor, BB and even AR) it seems they have a mold they want people to fit into, if can’t find enough, then recruit from the other shows (I keep waiting for Boston Rob or his wife to appear on BB).

    Okay, I don’t comment on here often but this season really has been a reality check as how they (production) manipulate the show for specific people.

  31. JadedMage

    LOVE STRANGER THINGS!!!! beats the hell out of this whiney showmance season…

    #TeamVictor to the end!

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