Friday Afternoon - Noon to 4:30pm
Noon BBT -
The HGs are on outdoor lockdown, waiting on the Have Nots food reveal.
Russell's grumpy from the room, but says there's no use bitching about it... so he'll just growl.
Michele's tanning on the double chaise. Jordan's sitting on the stoop adjacent to the pool table.
Jeff, Natalie, Russell and Kevin are on the couch.
Waiting on BB, relaxing in the sun... Not a bad way to make 500,000 dollars... if you don't count the isolation, paranoia, screaming matches, and all that jazz...
Jordan makes her way over to her favorite spot in the backyard - the hammock. She takes off her top, then her shorts, and walks toward the pool in her bikini.. Time for a little dip to cool off.
Then to the hammock... The HGs are pretty quiet at the moment. Chelsia and Missy are anything but! Go check em out on BBExpress Lunch!
Churros & Chitlins it is!
Natalie declares they're having a bbq and a pool party today. Jeff heads upstairs to the HoH to grab his Fucla hat... Natalie calls up after him, "Hey, Jeff! The Nomination Screen's on."
He's back down in a flash... It's pool time.
Inside, across the dining room table, packaging the churros, Russell and Michele have a quick whisper....
Inside, across the dining room table, packaging the churros, Russell and Michele have a quick whisper....
Russell: Make sure, whereever she is, you are.
Backyard - Pool
Jeff & Jordan are tossing the beach ball around for a bit, then Jeff starts talking about Meemo and his new baby...
Natalie, Jordan, Jeff
Talking about the churros and chitlins, Jeff mentions that chitlins is a more regional dish, found in the south, and Natalie says, "Probably Chima would like it." Jeff chastises her, saying, "That's racist. You shouldn't say that."
Around the house...
- Jordan, Jeff & Natalie: Chatter around the pool is all about fake ID stories, then is progresses to Jordan's tale of fatal drunk driving tragedies back home...
- Kevin's sacked out on the big backyard couch.
- Russell's in the bathroom putting his contacts in.
- Michele's just stepped into the pool.
Backyard, Pool area
Jeff, Jordan, Natalie, Michele...
Natalie: I can't wait for that thing in Vegas. (the Vegas Party )
Jordan: When is it?
Natalie: I thnk like a day after we get outta here.
Natalie: Yeah, I think it's like, right away. So, if we get to do this whole thing, who are you gonna bring?
Jordan: Either my mom or a girlfriend.
Natalie: Your mom?
Jordan: Yeah, my mom's fun!
More Chatter from the Vegas Party to Bad luck... to the prize Dan won last year where he got to take someoen from the jury house to the beach and vie for their vote.
Russell comes out back, and has a seat on the double chaise. Kevin sits down poolside and dangles his legs over, so his feet are in the water. Natalie's on a single chaise. Jordan's sitting next to the pool. Jeff and Michele are in the pool.
Chatter about skiing now... which, ofcourse, progresses naturally into stories about pooping in the woods... and then onto snowboarding.
Natalie has a full on screaming, writhing fit about a bug...
Definitely worth the flashback moment... Actually, watch it full screen on quad, so you can see everyone's reactions too.
Fast Forward to Natalie Bug Freakout part 2...
Cams 1 & 2
Jeff & Jordan
Very cute scene... Complete with poop and period talk, which leads naturally into neck nuzzling... Ahh, young love.
Jeff, Kevin & Natalie
Jeff tells them the plan - They're going up, but Russell's the target.
Kevin: Our strategy throughout this game has been to be truthful, loyal, create true friendships...
Natalie: And honest..
Jeff: Ours too. I'm just saying, I think this is the best plan...
Natalie: What if Russell wins, do you want one of us over Michele?
Jeff: that could be an option too... If Russell wins, I could tell him to use the veto.
Natalie: What about putting them 2 up, and then if one of them comes off, one of us goes up?
Kevin: What I'm worried about for you, Jeff, is I feel that Russell is a Ronnie, where he's a liatr, but the thing about Russell that's better than Ronnie is he knows how to shmooze.
Jeff: I know how he is in this game... You have to look at the odds.
Natalie: Regardless if Russell's up on the block or not, he's gonna fight his ass off.
Jeff: The thing is, he's only won as much as I have. He's not that great. Actions speak louder than words. If you truly believe you're a champion, then you are a champion. You don't need to say it.
Natalie: Whatever it is you decide, I'll go with it. But I think it's better to put them 2... I don't care what Russell says about that day. I know what I heard (made up) with my own 2 ears.
Jeff: The only thing is, in the back of my head is that I sent you allies home, and your backs are against the wall. I like the friendship we have now, and I think you guys are trustworthy... the odds are that we're gonna get the veto. It's not gonna be a bench pressing contest.
Natalie: Watch it be a bench pressing contest.
Jeff: I told Jordan early on that we were gonna both be successful in the comps... So in a sense, I am trusting you guys to step up and play and win... I don't want any hard feelings.
Natalie: I understand, dude. At least you'r ebeing straightforward. Let's rock out some pool, Kev.
Jeff: Alright, I'm gonna marinate some steaks.
Jeff goes inside.
Natalie: So I'm gonna tie Lydia for being on the block.. 4 times.
Michele: 4 times?!
Natalie: If I go up tonight, it'll be 4 times.
Kevin: And I'll break my streak.
Kevin & Lydia
Kevin: Ya know what my gut's telling me?
Kevin; That one of us is going home. He's not gonna stick his neck out and hustle for a veto, cuz then Russell'll say why are you trying so hard for veto?
Natalie: He can say that he wants his nominations to stay the same.
Kevin: But why wont he just put Russell up.
Natalie: What we need to push is for him to put Michele up... to split them up..
Natalie: But.. we need to wait for the veto. I do think he wants to send Russell home though. He's not dumb. And he knows we are trustworthy. And he's right, our backs are against the wall. Everything he says, he's 100% right. I didn't wanna push it. Ad basically, Kev, if one of us wins the veto, we're good. This is his only opportunity to get Russell out.
Kevin: Let's start thinking like... cuz Jeff is thinking final 2 status now..
Natalie: no, he isn't. That's not how he is. He hates that.
Kevin: I think he's thinking in terms of who should I keep around as the more viable optins to take to final 2.
Natalie: We have to let him know that... Russell would win... The thing is, by him putting us up, he's keeping his word with Russell, and if one of us comes down, he has to put one of them up... He has no choice. He's being smart about it.
***Sounds to me like Natalie's actually starting to respect Jeff's game.
2:22pm BBT - Inside, Jeff's marinating steaks for tonight's dinner.
Nat & Kevin, cont'd.
Kevin: He's right too, that the odds are good. The only thing Russell's really good at is thing that require strength and accuracy.
Natalie: What if it's a food eating thing? Do you htink he'd be good at that? (she wouldn't) Dates I'll be really good at.
Kevin: I don't think it'll be events, because we just had that for veto.
Natalie: I think it might be pictures, dude. They always have pictures.
***Morphomatic!! :) Night comp!
Kevin: It might be one of those vetos when one person goes out at a time...
Natalie: If it's one person at a time, it'll be pictures or eating. Yep, that's what it'll be.
Kevin & Natalie, cont'd.
Natalie: Or.. he could just be bs'ing us and he's gonna stick to his final 4 deal
Kevin: But why would he screw us? At this point, he should be looking at us as potential votes.
Jeff returns to the backyard, telling them he's open to suggestions...
Kevin says he's not playing an emotional game and he doesn't fault him for Lydia going home. Natalie echoes that, saying she feels like her game has actually improved since Jessie's been gone.
Kevin: I'm telling you Jeff, when I was sitting in that green room and MIchele was asked who would she put up, she said you.
Natalie: And Russell would win if he makes it to final 2...
Kevin: He's already got Jessie in the jury house...
Natalie: And Lydia will vote for whoever he tells her to..
Jeff tells them he feels good with the both of them, and he's thinking of switching things up. He just wants to talk to Jordan about it.
3:23pm BBT - Following Jeff inside to see what happens with him... He stops in the kitchen to chat with Russell... idle chatter.
BB: Jeff, please go to the Diary Room.
Jeff: Do I have time to change?
Russell: Yeah... just go up and grap a shirt. They're gonna ask you a ton of questions.
Jeff runs up to HoH to grab a shirt. All feeds cut to the backyard with Kevin & Natalie. After a couple minutes, Russell comes outside and has a seat onthe couch..
Kevin & Natalie
Kevin's studying individual features in the photographs and describing his process to Natalie...
He's separating out each individual feature and taking special note of the ones that don't look like they naturally belong to the HG in quesiton.
***As a graphic designer, Kevin should be a shoe in for the morphomatic comp.
Kevin & Natalie
Natalie and Kevin move into the Haves Room for some stealth whispering... I'm grabbing what I can hear.
Kevin: The other thing we should do is tell him, we're putting our trust in you and hoping we don't get screwed.
Natalie: We already did.
Kevin: Yeah, but we need to make it so in his mind, he's thinking, if this doesn't work, he's losing a potential vote.
BB: Jordan, please come to the Diary Room.
Jeff goes into the kitchen for a quick snack, then to the restroom... after which, I'll take an educated guess, there will be brushing of teeth.
Russell's on the Hammock. Jeff's on the smoking perch, aka the small fridge outside.
Jeff: It was just questions. I thought it was gonna be the thing.
Russell: That's what I thought.
***Being men, they leave each other alone with their thoughts... for the moment.
3:30pm BBT - Jeff goes inside to the kitchen. Russell remains on the hammock. The only words spoken outside were those detailed above.
BB: Natalie, please go to the Diary Room.
Jeff heads into the Green Room to talk to Jordan.
Jeff: or, I can put up Russell and Michele and be like, one of you guys didn't come clean with me, and one of you has to go...
Jordan: Ummm.. I don't know if we should do that one.
Jordan: If you think it's best...
Jeff: I can insure our safety with those 2, and I don't feel I can with Michele and RUssell.
Jordan: Did they say
Jeff: Well, Michele's the smartest and Russell's the strongest...
Jordan: If Kevin got HoH, he would put up you and Michele, but then he, him, Natalie and me would be playing for you, and we could get her out.. but them 2, I don't know... I kinda want Natalie here longer... but it could be a poker face...
Jeff: She's sucked the whole game.
Jordan: I kinda want Russell out now, because I think the next one's gonna be endurance. Remember when we were on lockdown, he was staring at you... It makes me think he's planning soemthing. If Natalie wins HoH, who's she gonna put up?
Jeff: If I put up Natalie and Kevin, and Russell goes home, it's you against Natalie and Michele against Kevin in the HoH comp, and you have to be able to beat Natalie.. There's no bad blood about sending Lydia home. They just don't wanna be on the block.
Jordan: Kevin's never bene on the block. But ya know, they could be telling us that, and then one of them wins HoH and puts ________ (sound glitch). If Kevin won... Y asee what I mean. And then if one of them took themselves off... Don't count on it... Right before the ceremony I told him, we're voting Lydia out, and he couteracted me.
Jeff: He went the other way.
Jeff: But that means Natalie's gotta go home. Im talking about right now. So we put up Kevin and Natalie... and if one comes down, Russell..
Jordan: But if next week is Endurance... Kevin said all he needs is Final 5, then it's the whole game from there. I kinda wanna trust Natalie. SHe's like a little Lydia... to drag along..
Jeff likes the idea of putting up Natalie and Kevin, then if anyone but Russell wins PoV, Russell goes up.
Jeff: But if one of you guys don't win it, and Russell's gone, I'm going up. You or Michele have to win it.
Jeff keeps repeating: Russell. Russell's going home.
Jeff: If Russell wins PoV, then we send home Kevin.
Jordan: I think you should just put up Natalie and Kevin...
Jeff: ...and backdoor Russell
***I swear I just typed the same thing 5 times in 12 minutes... If they come up with a new theory, I'll start typing again. In the meantime, it's up to you. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Natalie joins Jeff & Jordan in the Storage Room and explain their logic to her. Natalie's pushing to get Jeff to put Russell up. Jeff explains that if put on the block, Russell will come at the comp with a vengeance.
Natalie: I do trust you guys.
Jeff and Jordan assure her they're not the target. Jeff & Jordan tell Natalie about their team meeting outside with Russell & Michele...
***My brain is going to explode. Spark up the feeds while I clean off the monitor.
After a few more minutes of talking with Natalie, they come to a decision to put up Kevin and Natalie and get rid of Russell, if anyone but him wins PoV. Natalie leaves.
Jordan: I'm scared though that what if one of them get mad, and turn on us and tell Russell he's the target?
Jeff: No, they're not gonna do that. It would screw them.
Natalie & Kevin
Natalie reports back to Kevin..
Kevin: Did you ask about possible scenarios if Russell does win?
Natalie: No. I didn't want to make it uncomfortable. But if that's the case, I'll push for MIchele to go up.
Kevin: Mm hmm.
Natalie: I just f'in went in the green room, cause I didn't know who was in there, and I wanted to see who was in there.... So, basically, if anybody wins besides Russell, we're good. And we're playing too. IT's not like we're not gonna fight our asses off. You've beaten him in a PoV before.
Kevin: (to BB) Can we please get a roller skating competition? An origami competition? All I know is, if it's a hanging thing, they want Russell to win.
Natalie: Not necessarily. He has more weight to hold up. I'm weaker, but I don't have as much to hold up. Sooo.. that's what's gonna happen. He keeps saying we have a 1 in 4 chance... and I wanna know why he's not saying 1 in 5.
Kevin: Cuz they're not telling Michele anything.
Natalie: Yeah, Jordan told me they'renot telling her anything anymore.
Kevin: I thought the rules say you're not supposed to say who you're nominating.
Natalie: They do, but it's no big deal
Kevin thinks he has to start packing tomorrow. Natalie corrects him.
Natalie: After the veto tomorrow, we should know... And they said that Russell was pissed because I wasn't going home this week.
Natalie: Becaus ehe thinks I'm the stronger player, and why keep the stronger player?
Kevin; Then why'd he vote...
Natalie: Because they told him his vote didn't matter, and becaus ethey were already pissed at him for voting for Jessie to stay... but he's pissed because I stayed.
Kevin: Well, we'll see. I'm excited.
Natalie: I think it's gonna be a one at a time thing. The only thing that sucks is that you don't know your fate til everyone's fisnished.
They discuss the logistics of where production can sequester people within the house to keep them all away from each other during a one at a time comp.
Kevin: I feel like now we're actually playing Big Brother... All I know is Jeff is f'ing smart.
Natalie: All I know is first chance I get, I'm sending Jeff home. He's been running this house since week 3. People don't see that. They don't think that. But he's smart as hell, and we have to get rid of him if we want to advance in this game. As much as I'd like to get rid of Michele, it's much more important to get rid of Jeff.
Kevin: So if Jeff's so smart, he has to know it's important to get rid of Russell.
Natalie: He knows.
Kevin: So if he's so smart, wouldn't he be trying to figure out what we're gonna do if we win HoH.
Natalie: Jordan's been asking, and I keep blowing it off, saying I'm going after Michele. (paraphrasing) Cuz that's the f'ing game. Hey. Jordan's smart too. That's not Jeff asking me these questions.. It's Jordan.
Kevin; Well, I wouldn't say she's smart.
Natalie: She's the least intelligent here, but she's a lot smarter than we've all given her credit for.
Natalie guarantees she'll win endurance next week if it's not water related.
Kevin: If I was Jeff, I'd get rid of one of us.
BB: Kevin, please go to the Diary Room.
Jeff & Jordan
Snuggles... and worries...
Jordan: I think Kevin's a good guy...
Talk turns to Jordan's getting ready for the nomination ceremony. She doesn't feel like going and putting makeup on, but she "doesn't wanna look like butt." In the meantime, snuggles.
After a few minutes of laying there in comfortable silence, a smile finds it's way back to Jordan's face, and she closes her eyes peacefully..
4:33pm BBT - BRB Control Room Screen