It was a night of surprises in the Big Brother house on tonight’s episode (s15e12), and while many of you may think I’m referring to what happened with the “twist” (more like hilarious decision) to make us, the loyal Big Brother fanbase, the acting MVP this week, you’d be about as correct as the Internet’s top villain, Aaryn believes her portrayal in the house has been to the real world.
In tonight’s episode, we found out who the illustrious MVP chose to nominate for eviction alongside Aaryn and Kaitlin, and not only that, but the veto was up for grabs amongst a very satisfying competition which involved a miserable Aaryn crawling through slop and mud. In other happenings, resident power-couple of life, McCranda, get down and dirty to celebrate McCrae’s 24th birthday. By the time it’s all said and done though, one of them — we’ll leave you guessing as to who for now — ends up in tears courtesy of an emerging presence of evil that we didn’t see coming in the slightest. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to start recapping. I mean I did mention a miserable Aaryn and mud in the same sentence right?
Our first scene involves innocent Head of Household, Judd, having just nominated both Kaitlin and Aaryn (henceforth to be known as Aryan) and now needing to do some clean-up since Aryan has taken it upon herself to trot up to his bed and burst into the tears that she normally causes minorities to shed. I hope and pray Judd doesn’t fall for her tricks, but like any southern gent, he wants her to stop crying and pretty much just says anything at this point to bring her sinister smile back into our lives.
In some side news, Queen of the diary room sessions, Amanda, tells Kaitlin (aka Kristin Stewart’s body double) to just look pretty and stop worrying. While Amanda may be my favorite, she needs to calm down a bit on the backdooring Howard plan before it backfires on her and reduces me to tears in her absence. Also, Elissa is worried because the coveted Brenchel fans didn’t give her this week’s MVP, but needless to say, that’s because they’re hogging it for themselves alongside everyone else who wants to vote.
Spencer and Howard suddenly want to work against the Mom Squad (Helen/Elissa) and McCranda. It’s basically now Howard wants to backdoor Amanda and Amanda wants to backdoor Howard, so who will get to strike first? (Please work you magic in the next HOH Amanda) GinaMarie continues to overact in her fired up-ness, but that doesn’t matter because everyone’s still worried about who got the MVP power. Helen accurately calls what’s going on and begins to strike fear in everyone who better hope America either loves them or doesn’t notice them enough to vote.
Judd then calls everyone to the living room because it’s the magical time to pick players for the veto comp. Everyone sits down as devil horns begin to pop out of Aryan’s head in hopes that anyone with a somehow bigger target than hers gets put up. Needless to say, this recapper is bursting out with laughter at the thought that the Brenchel Army may have thought they were voting Elissa to WIN the MVP had they not seen last Thursday’s show, and now have done the exact opposite and could be the reason she leaves the house for good.
Everyone gives these very awkward, fake diary room sessions expressing their shock and horror at Elissa being chosen when she’s normally the one doing the choosing, but nevertheless, chips are pulled for Helen and McCrae to join Judd, Kaitlin, Elissa and Aryan in the comp that Andy will exceedingly use too many hand gestures as he speeds his way through hosting. Like everything that ever happens, Aryan feels that this is the worst possible outcome for her. I, however, can think of much, much worse. In fact, I’m sure she will probably experience most of them when she finds out she’s been dropped from multiple modeling agencies and become America’s Next Top Villain since she entered that summer abode.
Elissa somehow thinks America voted Kaitlin, Aryan, or GinaMarie to be MVP, which is even less logical than thinking Julie Chen hijacked the vote and crowned herself the holder. I won’t fault Elissa for long though because she gives us a brilliant moment of inching away from GinaMarie’s crabby claws trying to latch on to her. GinaMarie then tries to swear on a bible that she didn’t do anything and Elissa wants to go home because someone doesn’t like her enough to do the same thing she’s done for the past three weeks.
Aaryn is terrified that people will think America love her enough to vote her MVP, but D.R. Saint, Amanda, doesn’t even fathom the thought of Aaryn winning something America votes on, and again proves what a smart cookie she is. A plan now forms that Elissa nominated herself to trick the entire house, which would be both a genius and horrendous move, but nevertheless, one that Elissa did not pull off.
It’s now Veto time! Basically, everyone has to dig through mud to find blocks with numbers on them and whoever has the biggest total number at the end wins. After a ton of hilarious clips of Aryan nosediving into the slop, we move into the results which feature Elissa vowing to skip next weeks Veto comp and taking the prize in order to remove herself from the block. Some other notable “prizes” won include Helen taking an 8 p.m. curfew for two nights, Judd being locked in solitary confinement for a day, and McCrae scoring $5,000 which better go to buying Amanda’s engagement ring.
As everyone goes through said punishments, Amanda puts on her finest gear to “entertain” McCrae for his birthday. Elissa starts showing a side of her that America may not be so kind to, but nonetheless, Howard and Spencer trap McCrae in order for Amanda to strut in and give him her very own present. Elissa continues her insulting, which consists of trashing Amanda’s one piece and giggling to make it come off as loveable to the Brenchel Army. Needless to say, it sends Amanda to tears. Because I prefer my Amanda to be snarky and amusing, this is unacceptable.
To round out the festivities, Judd finishes his snooze alarm solitary confinement and Elissa finishes her brief run on the block by taking herself off. America then decides that they want to see GinaMarie put her pageant coordinating to one final test and fulfill Elissa’s role as the third nominee. Either she, Aryan, or Kaitlin will be heading home in our next episode, so make your guesses!
That’s it for this time around. For our final feature, it’s time to do a ranking of where everyone stands in this recapper’s opinion:
Amanda – Of course. But you do need to be a bit less abrasive.
McCrae – The Jay-Z to Amanda’s Beyonce.
Candice – No harm done, and you’re likable.
Judd – Same reasons as Candice.
Helen – You’re starting to come out of your shell more, but that’s not a good thing.
Jessie – Same as Candice and Judd.
Elissa – You’re beginning to come off bad, which may mean CBS is done with you as MVP.
Howard – You want to backdoor my saint, but I like you other than that.
Kaitlin – You begin the batch I don’t particularly care for, but you’re the most likeable of it.
Andy – You’re too much for me to handle, and kind of the less notable houseguest.
Spencer – You somehow lasted this far, but I hope you don’t last much longer.
GinaMarie – You’re too much of a stereotype for me to take seriously.
Aryan – No reasons needed.