Sunday Evening in the Big Brother 11 House
As I turn the feeds back on after the Sunday Show aired on the east coast, this is the image that greeted me.
Whatcha wearing under there, Lyd?
Flipping feeds over to Russell and Chima on 1, whispering at the Dining table.
Just as I arrive, Ronnie walks in from the backyard, and their conversation becomes chatter about chewing tobacco... Natalie passes through as well...
Back to the Spa Room
Ronnie, Jessie & Lydia
A closer shot of Jessie and Lydia under the covers.
Lydia: I'm just sayin, Ronnie, if he goes up, I'm never tellin' you anything again.
Jessie: Do I smell? I swear I put deodorant on.
Chatter about Ronnie's teaching...
6:10 pm BBT
6:10 pm BBT
Natalie, Kevin & Casey
Chatter about Rob Lowe's behind.
Kevin: What blows my mind, too, is we're barely on the 2nd week.
Casey: I know, man.
Natalie: What day is this?
***Flipping back to Russell and Chima on 1.
Russell & Chima
They're talking about Jordan wanting to be in Playboy... Russell flatters Chima, telling her she's gonna have a "sick-ass job" after this.
They wonder if they've been on the Soup.
Russell: My family's like, "Control your temper, Control your temper, Control your temper."
Chima: And mine's like, "Control your mouth."
Talk turns to the pre-show talks with Allison Groder.
Russell: I told AG, yeah, I'm probably gonna just lay low. She bust ou laughing, looked at me and said, you're the last person... Know what I'm talking about?
Chima: Yeah.. The only person that probably fooled em was Natalie...
Russell: Right? She probably came off as such a little sweetheart.
Chima refers to a kangaroo costume...
Laura & Jordan
Jordan: Whathisname.. Jeff Said, I told you to just keep your mouth shut...
Laura adjusts. Jordan apologizes for looking at her boobs. Laura's not offended in the least.
Laura: The way I see it is... If he leaves me in this house, I'm gonna get him outta here. If he leaves Russell in this house, Russell's gonna get him outta here... I just wish I didn't have to stay on the floor, taking cold ass showers and eating slop when they're just gonna send me home. I wish I could just leave..
Jordan: We should go out there and sit in the jacuzzi, get really really hot, then get in the cold shower. Sound good?
Jordan: I'm just gonna wear my underwear... No one'll know. Do these look alright?
Laura: Yeah... I wish I could just be a quitter an leave.
Jordan: Well, he doesn't know what he's gonna do yet.
Laura: Yes, he does. He's gonna put Casey up.
Jordan: You sure it's ok with just my underwear?
Laura: You can't tell.. it's fine.
Laura and Jordan hop in the Jacuzzi... Casey and Natalie are out there too.
Russell joins Kevin
The conversation is personal and friendly, about relationships and jobs outside the house. Kevin's been in a relationship for 9 years. His partner didn't want him to come on the show at all...
Russell doesn't have a girl outside the house... he had "f buddies," but he doesn't have any left, because they all found out about each other...
Most interesting to note about this conversation is how Russell is making his rounds, reconnecting on a very friendly level with the members of his alliance that were gunning for his departure 24 hours ago...
Casey & Ronnie
Ronnie: Maybe I just shouldn't have trusted Jordan in the first place... This week (proves) that as much as you plan, things change constantly... You can plan more than a competition in advance.
Casey: We're straight though, man. I'm gonna win some stuff. I can't guarantee.. but I'm good at stuff.
Ronnie: Next one'll be questions again... I had no intention of doing this til Jordan forced my hand... That being said, there are no real allies in this house.
Casey: Ron, man, I'm not mad atcha.. I'll be mad if you put me up, but I understand you've gotta do what you've gotta do.
Ronnie: We can't just all be hunky dory friends like some people want. There was just no advantage to keeping Braden... Aside from for Laura and Jordan..
Casey: (turns it to Chima) I just don't like being bullied.. Even if I wasn't gonna pick somebody else, at that moment, I wanted to just to remember I had a spine.. and at that moment, it was better to piss of 2 than 4.
Ronnie: Like for me right now.
Casey: I get it. i got no problem starting to pick off some of these floaters... Let the big guns play at the end.
Ronnie: It wouldn't matter who I put up against her, exceot who we talked about. If I put Jordan up, she's just as safe there, as she would be off.
Casey: Well, I wouldn't go that far.
Ronnie: I mean.. in this scenario.. If she were up there against Jeff, that'd be something different. WIth her up there against Laura, you know all the athletes'll vote her out.. except Jeff.. but in this case, he;ll vote with the athletes too...
Casey: I'll vote with the group on this one.. I hate the mob voting mentality of last season, but I'll keep Jordan in thew house.
Jeff joins them on the couch...
A couple moments of silence...
Jeff: Why all the long faces?
Casey: I'm tired. That movie.. Man, it made me feel human again. D'y'all blow some bubbles last night?
Ronnie: It didn't work very well...
Casey: Better on tv?
Ronnie goes inside.
Jeff: What were you guys talkin' about? Is he talkin' about putting Jordan up again?
Casey: Who knows what he'll do til he does it?
Jeff: I can only take Jordan so far... I can only take myself so far...
Chima, Laura and Jordan are getting gussied up.
Ronnie's hanging out on the couch.
Jeff & Jordan
Jordan needs help getting her post boob job self into a pre boob job purchase (her words). Jeff's on boyfriend duty... Cuteness prevails.
Ronnie is telling Jeff that with Jordan on the block, it'll be a blowout 9-0 to evict Laura, and that's who he wants gone. Jeff's wondering why Ronnie spilled all the beans - both Casey and Russell know they're in danger too.
Jeff: All you did was put the weakest players up. You're not playing strategically.
Ronnie: I went into this with the best laid plans.
Jeff: You're not playing strategically, that's all I'm saying. No one's gonna knock off these guys if no one makes a move, ya know what I'm sayin'?
Ronnie: I know what you're saying.
Jeff: I mean, how long do you think they're gonna carry you along?
Ronnie: There are certain people that if they win, I know I'm not going up... and there are others I'm not so sure about...
Jeff: I told you I'm not gonna put you up. I consider you an ally in this house, but... I can see why it's easy for you to me me up, and then Jordan..
Ronnie: I'm just beating myself up a lot, because my best laid plans have gone awry..
Jeff: You named everybody in the house today to put up..
Ronnie: I know.. It's weird, cause outside the house, I'm a really decisive guy.
Jeff: I'm not mad at you, bro. In life and in this house, you gotta do what you want ot get where you wanna be. Turn that frown upside down, bro. You'll live to fight another day.
Kevin, Ronnie, Jeff
Kevin comes in. Ronnie asks him what he and Russell were talking about. Kevin says we were just getting to know eachother, reconnecting.
Russell, Chima, Kevin
Just hanging out, talking a little too much about interactions with producer Allison Grodner for the control booth's job feeling of job security, so we get fishies, briefly, while they either get scolded, or until the conversation plays itself out. Kind of ironic, since we already heard Russell tell the story to Chima a little while ago.
Jordan & Jeff
Jordan: So who's he putting up, me or Casey?
Jordan: Because I told him off?
Jeff: Because you're the weakest player on not on their side.
*** For anyone trying to keep score, it seems Ronnie has decided he wants Laura out, and he doesn't want to alienate himself from the larger alliance at this point. Of course, this could all change in the 16 or so hours between now and the Veto Ceremony.
Jeff: It's gonna go you, then me or Laura next week...
Chima, Natalie, Ronnie
Ronnie: So Jordan hates my guts now...
Chima: So put her up. She's not goin' home.
Ronnie: Jeff told me...
Natalie: If he cares so much about her not going up, then tell him not to use the veto.
Ronnie: I told him, I didn't want you going home, and I don't want Jordan going home. I want Laura to go home. He said, well finally, you said wha tyou wanted. So I said, but here's the thing, even with Laura going home, besides Jordan, I'm your only real ally. he said, ou know what, dude, you're right.
Chima: Just put her up.
Ronnie: You swear Russ isn't gonna put me up?
Both women confirm. Chima takes it further, saying tha tRussell is actually gunning for Casey.
Ronnie: Russ doesn't wanna put me up.
Natalie: He said he didn't. And if he does, then we just keep you, and thats our excuse to get rid of him.
All agree that Russell has been very nice to them today.. Chima said he's been really nice period.
Jeff, Jordan & Casey
Jordan tells Casey she's going up as the replacement nom, because she spoke her mind to Ronnie earlier.
***Jordan truly is the safest person to be in that chair next to Laura. She may actually be the perfect pawn of the season... but as far as Ronnie nominating her, I'll believe it when I see it.
Laura comes out asking Jordan's opinion about some clothing choices. She asks why everyone looks so sad. Casey tells her to guess.
Natalie comes downstairs, breathlessly looking for Russell and Jessie.
Natalie: Dude, Where's Jessie? Ronnie said he just needs to hear it from you one more time that you're not gonna put him up.
Russell: My biggest concern for you is this.. I know you're very close with Jordan...
Ronnie: I'm not so close with her anymore...
Russell: Just don't let the emotional side with Jordan mess with you.. She's all they have to get in your ear, and they're using that.
Talk turns to Casey. Russell sets out all the reasons he cannot be trusted... citing his betrayal on the Chima vote.
Russell: Just remember it.
Ronnie: The tough thing is, until someone's in the position where they actually get to make the decisions, everyone is so trying to plant seeds that you're putting me up if you win.. You swear to God, you are not putting me up if you win HoH?
Russell: In front of everyone here, I am telling you, I am not putting you up if I win HoH.
***Love that he didn't swear to God, btw. ;)
Ronnie: That's it. Jordan's goin' up.
Talk turns to Laura's claim that she knows something about the season that she can't say... but she'll tell it to Jordan on her way out the door.
Jessie: Even if she does, by the time it comes out of Jordan's mouth, it'll be like, The Dog is Red.
***i.e., completely meaningless...