Tuesday Afternoon in the Big Brother 11 House
Good afternoon, BB Lovers! The early to mid afternoon will be covered within this post. Please refresh periodically for new info! As always, if you'd like to see even more screencaps, please check out BBDish-Caps. The ladies over there are amazing! :)
Kevin & Lydia
Chatter about cooking. Lydia says she's not keen on everyone knowing she cooks, because then they'll all be asking her to cook for them all the time.
Kevin: Where'd you learn how to cook?
Lydia: Heather. I've learned a lot from her.
Kevin: I need a new target.
Lydia: You pick one. I'll take care of it.
Kevin: So this Disneyland guy was a 2 year relationship?
Lydia: Yeah. He's the only one I've ever had an on again off again relationship with...
Casey enters. Talk turns to Pizza. He leaves, and talk moves on to chatter about travel and Frida Kahlo... Lydia's a huge fan. Kevin's boyfriend is too.
Russell & Casey
Casey: We sat here, my team, and I was like, let's start pickin the brains off.
Russell: What'd they say?
Casey: They're cool with it.
Russell: I think it's not that bad an idea - getting those 3 out.
Casey: No offense to you but, Michele or Ronnie woulda won that competition.. the spelling joint...
Russell: I have to disagree with you on that. Chima's a f'in journalist. It's crazy to think either of them has a better vocabulary than her.
Casey: But her strategy was terrible... Anyway.. my guys last night were like, let's team up with the athletes... I said, ok, lemme try to talk to em... Last night, Kevin's the one who brought it up, saying, the Athletes are gonna be targets cuz they're big. Let's team up with them... We have something to offer them... But I tell ya, Ronnie and Michele are dangerous.
Russell: I put it this way. There's my core. Then there's my outers... We're on the same page about a lot of things.
Casey: I just worry about my guys keeping their mouths shut.
Casey: Kev a little too.
Russell: I don't think she realizes she does it.
Casey: She doesn't. I told her. It's gonna hurt you, not me. This idea of full disclosure is ridiculous. You have to know when to be quiet.
Russell: Less is more.
Casey tells Russell that Kevin and Lydia want to get rid of Jeff and asks him not to share it with a soul....
Casey applies sunscreen to Russell's back and neck, and he reiterates that Michele and Ronnie are the biggest threats.
Casey: Real killers move in silence, and Michele's the real killer. The hitmen of the world... The real gangsters... They don't broadcast what they're gonna do (like Ronnie), they just do it.
Russell cautions Casey about counting Braden out too fast. 'He's not gone til he's gone, and he's making a last stand.'
Kevin comes out, and Casey runs the theory by him... and tells him not to tell anyone about it.
Kevin: The other thing I'm learning is, I think people are testing each other, giving out a little jewel of information, and seeing if it spreads..
Casey nods agreement...
Kevin: And also, they'll start talking sh-t about someone, just to see if you'll talk sh-t about them too, so then they know you're talking sh-t about them too.
Casey: You gettin' your g'bye messages together in your head?
Kevin: I am.
Casey: What the hell am I gonna say about Chima?
Kevin: What can I say about Braden that's like an uber clown? 'Cause I wanna clown his ass.
Casey: Say the thing you said about Joke.. Whadda you call him?
Casey: I call him punchline, 'cause you're a f'in joke.
Kevin: (smiling) yeah. Kick rocks and peace out...
Casey goes away.
Russell joins Kevin.
Russell joins the conversation and puts forth the athletes/offbeats alliance idea. The fix is in. Russell fishes him in, saying he doesn't really trust Ronnie and Michele, to see where Kevin stands with that. He flat out offers Kevin the alliance and tells him to check with the other members of the OffBeats to see where they stand with it.
Lydia come sout for a moment and brings Kevin food.... Russell takes a bite as well, and tells Lydia to get her swimsuit on and come hang with them.
Lydia goes in.
Jordan comes out... Brief chatter, then she goes in.
Russell: Although she plays dumb, I think she's pretty smart.
Kevin: I think she likes you...
Russell brushes it off.
Russell: I'm surprised you've never been up to SF.
Kevin: I've been up there for business.
Russell: What do you do?
Kevin: I'm a graphic designer.
Then Russell proves himself the most evolved man in the house, talking about his deep understanding and respect for the community in the Castro...
Asked, Russell tells a bit about his life - he was in trouble a lot as a kid, almost went the gang route. He also spent quite a lot of time in Beirut. Kevin is fascinated. Russell is gentle and kind, and always turns every compliment aimed toward him into a reciprocal compliment to Kevin.
Russell's either a brilliant manipulator, amazing at this game, digging Kevin, or a bit of all 3.
I strongly encourage you to watch the above exchange on the Flashback Machine. Feed 3 is the 2-shot. Feed 4 for close-ups. Russell is masterful.
Russell & Jessie
Russell reports back to Jessie just about everything that's been said in the past hour, as far as new alliances. They'll now have all members of the OffBeats, as well as the 3 eligible members of the Athletes, and unbeknownst to the OffBeats, Ronnie.. fighting for HoH to keep them safe.
It's a quick, whispered exchange. At the close, Jessie tells Russell that Lydia wants to talk to him too...
Jessie, Russell, Lydia
Issue number 1, Lydia wants to make sure Braden's out the door. Moving along, Ronnie becomes the topic. Again it's brought up that Ronnie has made alliances with every single person in the house.
Russell lets her go on a while, then brings it to the topic.
Russell: So this is the thing, Kev approached me, and he's thinking our teams should join up and get rid of the brains and the populars.
Talk turns briefly to Jordan...
Lydia: She says, I know you like them better than you like me.
Russell: You're all, 'they took me off.'
Lydia's not taking the bait fast enough for his liking. Russell's speech becomes momentarily hurried and urgent... Then he dials it down a notch and brings it back to commonality of purpose.
Then they flatter her...
Then Jessie teases Lydia for ogling Russell while he was on the elliptical. Russell to the rescue, "I think you're cute too."
Russell:(to Lydia) I'm all sweaty. Wanna make out?
Jessie: He just wants to rub his sweaty body all over you.
The 3 of them go to the pool to cool off...
in all manners of the word. It's a fun, cute time to check out on the flashback machine.
Casey & Kevin
To his credit, Kevin is suspicious about the sudden interest of the athletes to align with the OffBeats, and he tells casey as much. He'll go for it, and he'll be enthusiastic, but truly, he's on guard, and he thinks they all should be.
Taking a little break. More updates coming @4pm BBT