Posted: 1:34 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013
By Gina Carbone
Karma! You beautiful thing. Mwah! Thanks for finally stopping by the Big Brother 15 house. And let the games really begin.
But first … sadly, it’s time to retire the #STFUHelen hashtag. At least until the BB15 finale. Can we petition for #STFUAmanda or maybe #GrowASpineAndyandAaryn?
Helen was voted out — 4 to 1 (thank you, Elissa, for breaking up the unanimous streak) — and she didn’t win her way back in during the August 22 live show. For the first time ever, a juror returned to the game, and it was Judd the stud. Judd beat Jessie, Candice, and Helen. (When she fell, Jessie spoke for most of us when she called out, “F-ck you, Amanda. I f-cking hate you!” Bless her beautiful heart.)
When we met the ousted players in the beautiful jury house, they shared their plans, should they return to the game. Jessie wanted to break up the alliance that took her down. Judd called Amanda "the devil" and said she needs holy water thrown on her. Candice wanted to take out birthday girl GinaMarie.
Since Judd is back and Elissa is HOH, this week should be uncomfortable for Amanda and McCrae.
Two “Off the Hook” competitions were held at the same time: one for the jurors, one for the other houseguests. It was a baseball challenge that … barely started on TV. One set of balls came out and apparently hurt the HGs, then some water was hosed at them from the “broken” sprinkler system. You had to follow the live feeds to figure out the result. And yet the feeds were off for more than 20 minutes, even though this was arguably the most important competition of the season so far. The game went on for an hour and a half before a bunch of people fell off, Judd was declared winning juror, and Elissa won HOH. Elissa is a beast when her tush is on the line, as last week's POV and this week's HOH have shown. May she continue on said path to the end. #TeamElissa ... and also #TeamJudd, as long as he doesn't run back into the arms of McCranda.
Before all that, Helen brought out the manipulation tears (again) in a last-ditch attempt to win over Andy to the “good” side. But Andy didn’t see Helen as “good” vs. Amanda as “evil.” Andy got lippy with Helen in a way he would never dare with Demanda. Demanda rules by fear — and by just sitting there in bed while Andy runs to her and whispers the house’s secrets.
Andy is a ginger-colored liar — sorry, Helen, but he lied to your face repeatedly — but is he still “likable” enough to win in the end? No one in the house seems to dislike him. What if the other options are Amanda, Aaryn or McCrae? Some people still like McCrae, but he’s propping up the “queen’s” monarchy. He is just as afraid of Amanda as Aaryn, and just as blindly loyal as Andy. He’ll never dump Amanda. He’ll complain about her, but that’s it. Let’s be honest: She’s b*tchy and totally delusional about being “assertively honest” a bully, but she has big boobs and she’ll have sex with him. What 24-year-old pizza boy from Minnesota is going to turn that down?
Stay tuned for updates on Elissas official HOH nominations. Now that the game has been shaken and stirred, who do you want to win the whole thing? Judd? Elissa? Will GinaMarie join the anti-Amanda team?