Posted: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
By Gina Carbone
RIP, bear shirt.
Last night (August 8), the first Big Brother 15 eviction was a sad clown inevitability: Candice was voted out, making her the first jury member. Judd ended up the second eviction. (Surprise! More on that below.)
After the live show ended, the Head of Household competition was held, and Andy finally won something. He's HOH. So Amanda's pet is now running the show and, according to @BigBrotherLeak, he told Amanda he's going to put up Jessie and Spencer, and if one of them come down, GinaMarie will go up. The nomination ceremony will happen later today, so stay tuned for updates. But expect Jessie/Spencer to go back up, since Andy doesn't seem like a big move/make waves guy, and he's much closer to Amanda than Helen.
UPDATE 1: Yep, during the nomination ceremony on Friday night (August 9), Andy nominated Jessie and Spencer for eviction. No shock. This could be a boring week. Hit the reset button and bring in new players!
UPDATE 2: The Power of Veto competition was held Saturday, August 10. Andy, Jessie, Spencer, Amanda, Elissa and Helen competed. Andy got the POV. Big week for the red professor!
Andy also apparently got to choose the Have-Nots for the week, and it looks like he picked Aaryn, Elissa, Helen and GinaMarie. (Or they volunteered? New alliance?) This is all good for Amanda and McCrae, which is frustrating. But maybe with Andy as HOH, someone else can pop in and out of conversations just long enough to get the juicy stuff then spread it around the house. That's usually his job, but he'll be busy.
Now, about last night...
After Candice left, things got interesting. Aaryn has magical powers in these challenges and she won both the HOH and POV. (Whatever else you call her, including the official house pawn, you can’t really call her a floater.) Everything was on fast-forward for that second elimination, which is irritating since it's the one thing that could've used more explanation. Apparently Judd and Jessie have both been trying to play each other, but Jessie is ... delicate ... and they had a blow-out fight just before yesterday's eviction.
On top of that, some folks (ahem, Amanda) still think Judd may have been the MVP. He wasn't — it was Elissa and then America — but Judd was deemed "shady" and not trustworthy and some HGs were suspicious, thinking he was some secret mastermind. At least now MVP is gone, which is partly good but partly bad since now no one will confront Amanda.
In terms of Jessie vs. Judd, Big Brother Access broke it down from the live feeds: Judd was talking to Amanda and McCrae (which one should never do) about how much he can't stand Jessie. Helen came in and told Judd that Jessie was crying and he should make nice. Judd and Jessie fought; he called her a drama queen and admitted he's been faking being nice to her this whole time. He really hates her. He actually called her "the worst person" and said she makes him miserable. Helen, who basically set up this anti-peace talk meeting, said this isn't what she wanted him to say, so he should leave.
Helen gets what she wants.
You noticed last night that Helen was the one whispering to Aaryn right before Aaryn took Jessie off the block and replaced her with Judd. Aaryn clearly did not want to ditch Judd, but “the house” (Helen or Amanda, depending on the week) gets what it wants. The HGs were in tears when eliminating Judd, except for Helen, who was even happier than Jessie. Why not? She's running the place. At least for now.
According to @BigBrotherLeak, after the show ended, McCrae and Andy were crying about Judd leaving, and McCrae told Amanda, "Him leaving was the end of my game."
But is that true? Amanda seems much more confident in their game. Aaryn putting her buddy Judd up cemented Aaryn's place in Amanda's alliance — aka, Aaryn will clearly do whatever she is told to stay alive. Amanda even hugged Aaryn and said she will never doubt her. Amanda now wants a final four of Aaryn, Amanda, Andy, and McCrae.
Do you think that will be the final four? Will they take out Helen, who is clearly powerful but maybe too obviously powerful and not protected enough? At this point, it's hard to even know what to WANT to happen.