It’s time for my first live blog of Big Brother 8. It’s still early in the season, as we wait for alliances to form and someone to do… something… so there’s still plenty of time to get into the real heart of the game. Up for nomination (again) are Jen and Kail because getting them out worked so well last week. Should prove interesting how the veto goes down.
Kail thinks she’s the pawn, but it’s not like she had much choice in the matter. She was a target no matter what, so grasping at straws may not have been all that bad. Dustin pretends Zach is the actual target. Jen, meanwhile, breaks down crying. Unlike the picture incident, people may well be able to empathize with her in this.
More conspiracy theories abound. They’re going to attempt to hook Jen up into every possible alliance (this time Dustin suggests she’s with Nick and Zach), when she’s just a big floater.
Jameka lets Jen know that since she picked her, if she wins veto, she’ll do whatever it takes to save Jen, as that’s what God wants.Â Odd strategy if it’s true, but it can earn her an exceptional bond with someone, even if it also runs the risk of making enemies. Dick, as usual, doesn’t understand where she’s coming from. He makes some valid points but does so aggressively.
For the veto competition, the living room is transformed into an art gallery, and the housemates must know about Big Brother phrases to win. Jen knows she’s screwed right away. Each contestant starts with 1000 Big Brother Bucks.Â Danielle gets the first and second questions right for 500 Big Brother Bucks each. Kail gets question 3 right for 750 BB Bucks. Danielle misses question 4 and is eliminated. After this, they are allowed to use their points to purchase prizes. Dustin buys a trip to Barbados for 750 BBÂ Bucks. Nobody seemsÂ pleased he chose to jump on the prize. Kail gets question 5 wrong and is eliminated, after which she reveals that she knows the pawn always goes home. Jameka gets question 6 correct for 1000 BB Bucks, and Dustin follows with question 7 for the same. Dustin buzzes in again for the prize, this time grabbing $5,000 in exchange for 1500 BB Bucks, which returns the lead to Jameka. Even Amber’s upset after this.Â Jen answers the final question wrong (perhaps intentionally), which by default allows Jameka to win the veto. Will she live up to her promise and pull Jen off the block?
It takes Dustin about two seconds to realize he made a mistake, even if he does appear pleased he got the money, which is certainly a nice chunk of change. Amber and Jameka use the time to bond, while the entire house just gets more and more pissed off at Dustin. Dick takes the opportunity to go round 574 with Jen over what he believes is her throwing the competition.
America votes for Eric to start an “I’d do that for a dollar” catchphrase. He proceeds to say it over and over and over again. Mildy entertaining, but CBS doesn’t want to spend any more time on it than I do.
The house gets together to decide who needs to be the replacement if someone comes off the block: Nick or Zach. Danielle and Jameka want Zach gone, but the rest support a Nick boot on the basis that he’s a threat that’s on both sides. Danielle wants Nick to stay for obvious reasons, while Jameka believes Zach is too much of a wildcard.
Jameka follows through and pulls Jen off the block, a move that has the potential to have a huge impact on the game. As requested by the majority of the house, Nick is made the replacement nominee.
The usual Tuesday question for America’s player is who to evict: 1) Kail or 2) Nick.
This turned out to be one of the better episodes of the season. We’re finally starting to see some cracks in those who were not part of the Mrs. Robinson alliance, so hopefully they may start waking up and realizing there’s really not that many people left from that alliance and make some moves not based on something that doesn’t matter any more.
Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live blog of Big Brother 8 episode 13, whichÂ airs Thursday at 8/7c on CBS.