Good morning, Big Brother lovers! Happy Friday. Oh whatta night on the live feeds! Draaaama! Holy cow! Talk about a house divided. If you thought the lines were drawn before, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
Absolutely everyone under the gun made the pilgrimage to HoH to address Michelle, either in groups or one-on-one. ReporterX covered everything that happened up to midnight BBT in her post, Evening in the BB10 House, so make sure to check that out, as well as the other evening posts from last night.
Memphis does an excellent job as part babysitter, part bodyguard, part "remember me, we've been cool since day one, Jessie was my boy, and I should stay way off your radar" for a while there, until BB calls him to the DR, and April & Ollie seize the opportunity to run back up and spew some very intense bile about Keesha and Libra, which Michelle also participates in with great gusto.
Keesha makes her way up to Michelle's HoH for her private time around 1:30am BBT. Dan joins them 20 minutes later, and after a couple minutes, Keesha leaves to give him his alone time with Michelle. Next up is Libra at 2:20am.
So far, Libra is Michelle's only 100% confirmed target for nomination, and Libra expects it. Their conversation is the quickest, coming in at under 10 minutes. As soon as Libra leaves, Michelle runs to April and Ollie to whisper to them...
Michelle spends some time in the Backyard with Memphis, Keesha, Dan and Libra, and then Renny comes to join them. Renny and Michelle make their way up to HoH, just before 3am.
For an excellent transcript of Keesha, Dan and Libra's visits to HoH, I highly recommend you visit our great friend and blogging sister Lessa's site. Here's the direct link.
Renny is the pinch hitter for the women of the hippie room, and the conversation between Renny and Michelle strikes me as the most honest and important of the night.
Here it is:
Renny & Michelle
After a few minutes of small talk and making Michelle feel good, Renny goes in for the kill and starts talking about April. Renny makes it abundantly clear to Michelle that if April was really all about protecting Jessie, she should have had Jerry use the PoV on him and get him off the block.
Michelle: In my book, April is the number one threat in this house.
Renny: She never should have even put Jessie up on the block. I told her that. April saw what was happening, right in front of her eyes, yet she did nothing to protect him. Why do you suppose she put him up?
Michelle: I don't know. I wasn't HoH.
Renny: I haven't liked her from day one. She's just not my type of person.
Renny refers to all of April's constant whispering about everyone, including Michelle.
Michelle: I thought you all got along... one big happy family.
Renny: (laughs) No.
Michelle starts talking about Jessie, and Renny lets her go off on this tack for a couple minutes before steering the conversation back to April.
Renny: Honey, you are a fierce competitor. When I saw the two of you (Michelle and April) up there...
Michelle: You did great too!
Renny: Thanks, but I couldn't have lasted another hour like you did.
Michelle: (pointing to her family pics) I was thinking about those people.
Renny: I don't want to paint a pretty picture for you. I'm in this game just like everyone else... I just know who I'd put up if it were me in HoH and I just lost my best friend. Why did April even put Jessie up if she didn't want him to go (on some level)?
Michelle: I don't know. I have a lot to think about.
Renny knows when to back off and bring things back to laughter.
Renny: I'm not crazy about Jerry, either.
Michelle: (cracks up) Get outta here!
The events of last night will be felt and acted upon the rest of the game. One of our dishers, bluex1969, summed it up beautifully in the comment section last night:
- This has proven to be the single most pivotal vote and evening in the BB10 season. The game completely changed, ALL the lines have been re-drawn, and everything else that happens this season will continually be traced back to this one evening of mutiny, this one evening of *who in the house threw the first punch*.
Everything this season seemed to hinge on this one and single vote and the platform has shifted. Who will be left standing at the end of the gangplank?(sorry, couldn't resist the gangplank re. scalawag).
...now the Ultimate 7 power is forever toppled, there is no going back, and the game is now everyone's to lose.
The beauty of it it this: that one pivotal vote was ours, America & Canada!
Game on, house guests!