I watched last night's show twice because I still couldn't figure out why Shane chose to keep Danielle over Britney. That didn't help. Why did Shane keep Danielle over Britney? Anyway, as you know by now, Britney was evicted from the Big Brother house last night. Ahhh... In Britney style her before eviction speech ended with "as a wise old player once said, Dan you'll always be Judas to me". Touche' Brit!
Okay now here's the thing. Dan clearly manipulated the house, got himself off the block, managed to get Britney up in his place and evicted, but Frank and Jenn are the bad guys? Huh? Dan holds a "funeral" for himself. He gets everyone (except Frank) to cry for him. He convinces the HG's that Danielle is "dead" to him, but Frank and Jenn are the bad guys? This is why I can't cheer against Dan. Everyone else is just so darn gullible. I'm not liking Dan as a person, but I have to admire him as a Big Brother player.
Dan's personality in the Big Brother house is interesting to watch. Did you see him laughing in the other room when Ian and Frank were fighting. Notice that he was IN THE OTHER ROOM. He stays out of conflict. ALWAYS. At least twice Britney went to Dan to discuss what happened. What did Dan say? Nothing. He stays quiet. He doesn't argue or let the others goad him into saying something he'll regret later. Also by playing this way, you never know what he's thinking or what he is going to do next.
I hated seeing Britney leave the Big Brother house. She definitely was a character. I loved that little scene where she mocked Dan in the backyard. The thing is the other HG's seemed amused, but not convinced. I'm wondering why Britney didn't take Ian aside and try to convince him how conniving of a player Dan really is. I didn't hear about her doing that, so if I'm wrong let me know. I would think she would have tried to convince the house to get rid of Dan ASAP. The only thing I can think of is that she admires his game play so much and since SHE was "gotten" maybe she wanted to watch the others suffer the same fate.
Let's move on to the HOH competition. This one had the HG's standing on a small disc which was hanging on a rope in the air. Liquid was shooting out at them and a big cushioned arm thingy would hit them every now and then as they went by. The ropes twirled in constant circular motion. When the thingy hit, it would make the individual rope twirl also. Yep, not a good competition for the motion sickness crowd. I did hear one of the HG's ask another if the Dramamine was working. If I took Dramamine, I wouldn't be nauseous, but I'd be asleep! In typical Joe fashion, he stayed on for less than a minute. Jenn also didn't make it until the end of CBS's live show. Those two are so sad when it comes to competitions.
The live show ended here, but I'm going on with what happened so stop reading if you don't want to know.
Third off the ropes was Danielle. She could not stand the twirling motion. Next one to drop was Dan. Did he feel sick or did he throw the competition? He didn't seem to be able to move off the ground so I'm thinking he was sick, but he still could be keeping his hands clean and not wanting to be HOH. This was within the first hour of the competition. All we have left swinging is Ian and Shane. Everyone in Twitter land was convinced that Ian had this one in the bag. You can only assume that this is true because after about another hour, Shane asks all the HG's to go inside so he can talk to Ian in private. He asks Ian to swear that he and Danielle are safe and will not be up for eviction this week. Ian swears. Shane jumps down. Ian is the new HOH.
Shane is looking more and more like an idiot in this game. In the beginning, he was supposedly "using" Danielle and acting slightly romantic to make sure she would play the game the way he wanted her to. Do you realize that somewhere along the line that changed and now Danielle is "using" Shane to make sure he plays the game the way SHE wants him to. Shane is a follower and not a leader. Frank acts the same way as Shane. Someone convinces him of something and he acts. No thoughts are coming out of Frank's head. Dan is Danielle's puppet master, so put her in the category with Frank and Shane. Joe and Jenn are floaters and don't even count. That leaves Ian and Dan. Ian confuses me because I'm not sure if he is being influenced by anyone in particular or not. Definitely, Dan is in charge of this Big Brother 14 house!
Last I heard, Ian was planning to nominate Frank and Jenn with Joe as the replacement nominee and pawn. Once again, Frank will be the target for elimination. Hey, wait a minute! Frank cannot play for HOH next week. So why on earth would you try to get him out THIS week? Wouldn't it be better to get someone out who CAN play for HOH and eliminate one more threat? Hmm, I know, how about Dan? If Dan leaves the house this week, the only HG's that can play for HOH are Danielle, Shane, Jenn and Joe. If Frank leaves the house this week the HG's playing for HOH are Dan, Danielle, Shane, Jenn and Joe. If Danielle leaves the house this week, the HG's playing for HOH are Dan, Shane, Jenn and Joe. See where I'm going with this? Think, Ian, think.
Sadly, all we can do is watch and hope! Bloggergal