It’s been nearly a week since I wrote about Big Brother and I watched the daily show update and the Full House episode last night. Of course there were a few twists and turns which I will talk about here.
This year Big Brother has removed the three point twist. In more recent years whoever won the Friday night games had the power to remove three points from someone who was nominated. This has been scrapped this year and in its place the people in the rewards room can discuss who they want to nominate.
It appears Big Brother is becoming a bit more like Survivor and it will add some interest to Big Brother I think. I’m not a real Survivor fan or regular watcher but that show would be a lot less interesting if the contestents couldn’t form alliances, discuss who they want out, and completely lie to each other about who they would vote out each time. The new twist in Big Brother isn’t quite the same because it’s only the two people in the rewards room (while they’re actually in the rewards room) who can discuss nominations but it will add some interest.
If the reward room occupants are clever about it, particularly in the weeks to come when there are less people to vote for, they can wield some power between themselves to get people nominated. As Emma said on the weekend, she’s more interested at the moment in nominating people she doesn’t really like, like Kate, rather than thinking strategically about it yet.
To the White Room. The four occupants had been in there for six days and Big Brother obviously doesn’t want them hanging around for too long so he decided to give them incentive to leave. The incentive being money starting at $500. Nobody accepted this, so he went up to $750. I thought that we’d be there all night as he kept upping the money, but no, Cruz pressed the big red buzzer to get out. I think the White Room torture had got to him, because I could see that Big Brother would keep going up until one of them folded. Gretel Killeen even said as much.
After he left Kara starting uncontrollably sobbing. It was driving me nuts that she wouldn’t stop and I wasn’t even in the same room as her. If I was one of the other two people left in there, a slap on the face might have stopped her hysteria.
Other than that the secret relationships were outed. Three people guessed correctly that Andrew and Hayley were the couple but this wasn’t enough to get one of them evicted. As Gretel said, if they keep acting all lovey dovey then it won’t be long before one of them is evicted anyway. They applied as a couple in different cities so must have thought this would be the only way they could get onto the show. People are more desperate to get on Big Brother than I ever dreamed. I still don’t understand why. But then they get on the show and whinge about how hard it is to hide the secret. Doh!
Oh, and for successfully hiding the secret, and therefore passing the task they won $50,000 towards the prize pool. So there is prize money this year.
Lastly, I think TJ is out of control. She’s tried to crack onto Thomas and he’s rejected her advances and she’s just gone psycho about it. Obviously not too many people say no to her. Thomas has made it quite clear he doesn’t want to get involved with anyone in the house and any rational person would leave it at that but she’s constantly at him to chaneg his mind. I think she’ll be up for nomination for sure tonight.
Other nominations? Kate doesn’t seem too popular, and maybe Hayley or Andrew will be up because of the deception thing?