Technobrains Growing Pains
Russell: Ok, I'm ready.
Michele: Let's Roll...
They walk up to HoH...
Michele: Guarantee it's gonna take them a while to open up the door.
Jeff & Jordan
Michele and Russell knock and enter the HoH Room... Pleasant chatter for the moment...
Jeff's already stressed about the long lockdown to come.
Russell: Hey, I wante dto ask you two... I wante dot know if you have any questions for me that we need to clear the air about.. I know you talked to Natalie, and I'd like to opportunity to clear the air about anything she said.
Jeff She didn't really talk much abou tyou.
Jordan: She talked about Jessie..
Russell: I mean, ask me anything...
Jeff: It was all past sh-t... We're still all on board for final four right?
Russell: Yeah, that's what I'm saying... When that Coup d'Etat happened, Jessie already knew from the moment we played veto...
Russell: When I tell someone and look them in the eye... Like I told you during Endurance, and Casey.. With Jessie, I told him that week one, and I wanted to be able to stick to my word. I knew it would be 3 to 2...
Jeff: It's easy to say now that he's gone, but if you got his vote...
Jeff: Personally, for me...
Russell: The whole reason behind that was from when I first came in the house, I made promises, and I'd like to be able to stick by mine.. I know Natalie says she doesn't lie, but that's a lie.. Eveyone lies, so how to you stand out, so I decided I was gonna give my word to only certain people... I told you all, I'm gonna ride with this final 4... I looked you in the eye.. That's my path..
Jeff: There's some word that someone heard you say that you wanna get me out next week.. Is there any truth to that?
Russell: It's their last stand. They're gonna say whatever they can.
Jeff: I realize that.. I just wanted to know if there was any truth to it.
Russell: It doens't even make sense for me... It brings everything back to 3-3, and then it's an open game again.
Jeff: Right... but the votes and then that other thing was just a last plea I guess..
Russell: I respet you asking me. Doesn't bother me at all.
Jeff: Good. Cuz I was down with the plan..
Russell: Last day and a half have felt really weird.. And then, when you'r eup here, people will twist every single thing they possibly can... They will dre4dge up sh-t from week 1,2,3,4... and don't be fooled by her, I'm 18, I'm young, I'm gonna go out the door.. I think I figured it out with her.. between us 4... Remember what she said when we were hanging from the toilet seats week 1... She said she wasn't an athlete.. I think the reason she was there is because she's an amateur poker player.
Russell continues on the poker player tact...
Jeff: Who cares if she's a pro card player?
Russell: She knows how to dummy it down...
Jeff: I always considered her strong, I just never talked to her... She never won anything.
Michele: You don't need to win anything when you have that many people on your side.
Russell continues with the Poker thing.. Jeff doesn't care.
Russell: Her dummying down the fact... She's out, she's done. SHe's still playing. THat's what I'm saying.
Michele: I don't think anyone's thrown in the towel yet.
Jeff: What else?
Russell: Jordy?? Anything for me?
Jordan: No. I just heard that you'r putting Jeff up next week, and you're putting me up next to him.
Russell: Jeff, Jordan, you're not going up next week.. It wouldn't benefit me to do that.
Jordan: And I heard that if it's endurance you're not gonna drop, you're putting me and Jeff out, you and Michele are final 2, and me and the others are dead weight.
Russell: Wow. They're gonna say whatever they can to get you guys mad at me...
Jordan: That's all I had... and I've been pms'ing.. that's a bad combination.
Russell: It doesn't help me at all.
Jeff: I agree.
Russell: And I'm not friends with anyone on that side.
Jeff: I think everyone's just over thinking it..
Russell: They're not dumb/done. They have a 1 in 7 shot of winning half a million dollars.. and they're gonna try as best they can.
Michele's turn... She asks Russ if it's true she said he should've gotten Michele out instead of Ronnie... Russell explains what happened back then... He says he was the 5th guy on the totem pole and he got played.
Russell: It's hard when you're being fed all this information, and that was the 4th week... You still don't know who's being truthful with you then...
Jeff: If you knew you were that low on the totem pole, why would you keep allegiance with someone like that?
Russell: I didn't keep allegiance, I just kept my word.
Jeff: It just doesn't compute with me. I understand you have allegiance, but why would you keep allegiance to someone who's gone and can't help you in this game.
Michele: Did you know I was gonna vote Jessie out? Cuz we never talked about that...
Russell: I knew you didn't like Jessie..
Michele: I didn't like Natalie either...
This is ongoing with the conversation primarily between Jeff and Russell... Jeff continues to let Russell know that he's quite displeased with Russell's choice to vote for Jessie to stay, when Jeff had just saved him... Especially since it guarantees him Jessie's jury vote and had Jessie stayed, Jeff would've been screwed for saving Russell.
Given the opportunity, Michele gently backs a bus over Russell as well... not denying he mentioned getting Jeff out.
Russell: I wanna get to the final 4 with you guys. I would be genuinely happy if any of you won. If one of them won? I don't think I could take it.
Jeff: Yeah, I know what you mean. Obviously everyone wants to win the game... Everyone lies.
Jeff: Yeah, I know what you mean. Obviously everyone wants to win the game... Everyone lies.
Russell: If I wanted to, I could've come up here and denied, denied, denied the Jessie vote.
Jeff: Yeah, but then it wouldve been even worse, because i knew you did it. I'm tired of this sh-t.. (being locked in, gaming all the time) Dude, you got anything?
Russell: I just felt like this was weird.. Everyone's edgy.. no one's talking..
Jordan: I just feel like someone's still lying.. Help me explain? I mean, cuz I heard that you said you wouldn't drop anymore because you're putting him up...
Russell: That doesn't make sense because we don't even know what the comp's gonna be. And Jeff hung up there just as long as I did.
Jordan: Cuz I'm gonna be pissed if you win HoH, and suddenly me n Jeff are up...
Russell: Think of it this way, if I get rid of one of you, it brings them back into power with the numbers. They're kinda throwing a dart at the wall, and hoping it sticks by pitting me n Michele against you two. THey're trying to position me and Michele as targets. That's what they're trying to do. (x2) Because they know that if you take out me or Michele, then they're back to 3-3 again. They know they can't lie to you about Jeff...
Russell: I guess you n me gotta play for veto.
Jordan: You got anything to say michele?
Michele: I hear a lot.. and I've jus tbeen trying to plug my ears and spend time by myself...
Jordan's silence is deafening.
Jordan: I don't know. I Guess we'll see who wins HoH next... Who's telling the truth. Cuz if I go up, I will be so pissed. I will find something sharp and I will stab you.
Michele: You'll go home on the Chima train.
Russell: Jordan... you can't make threats like that.
Jordan: I don't care.. i know. I will flip out like friggin' Lydia.
Russell: (laughing) We know.. Bt you can't make threats like that.
Jordan: Anyway. We'll see who wins HoH and who's true to their word.
Russell: I feel like you're mad at me and Michele...
Jordan: I know it wouldn't make sense if you put me and Jeff up.. I get that.
Russell: I told you when you first got HoH, you're gonna hear so much sh-t... They have to play. They have to say stuff.. or they know they'r ethe next one out.
Jordan: I'm still PMSing.
Russell: I gave you my word. Michele gave you her word. I did it still.. when they were begging me to put Jefgf up, and I got Ronnie out. They haven't done anything to prove themselves to you. We have. At least give us the benefit of the doubt. Does that make sense?
Jordan: mm hmm.
***Jeff's outside having a smoke. Either the lockdown is over, or it hasn't begun yet...
Russell: Seriously. Relax.
Jordan: I'm tired right now, and I'm in a bad mood now, and I wanna take a nap, but I'll talk about it later with y'all... but now I wanna... take a nap.
5:56pm BBT - Russell & Michele leave... They head outside. Russell asks Jeff what he's cooking for dinner. Jeff asks where Jordan is... Jeff heads up the stairs, and stops to talk from th landing with Natalie down below.
Natalie: He came out of there pissssssed. He mean mugged me like no other.
Jeff: I just told him what's on my mind.. It's no secret.
Natalie: But he doesn't admit it? That he said he wanted you out?
Jeff: no. But I'm sure that's not the end of tonight.
6:50pm BBT - Jeff heads into HoH.
Jeff: We shoulda just busted Michele out too..
Jordan: He thinks it's all coming from them. I think they're working together... because Natalie..
Jeff: No, I just talked to Natalie right now. She goes, if it comes down to it, you can tell him I said it. Kevin said the same thing.
Jordan: See! I think him and Michele are workin together. I'm not hearing this stuff from them, I'm hearing it from Michele. I don't trust them at all. I don't trust him and I don't trust her.
Jeff: Well, then we just need to f'in bust it out.
Head spinning yet??
Jordan: I am sorry, but I believe Kevin and Natalie over them.
Jeff: But it's their last play... You gotta understand.
Jordan: But how did he know that we talked to Natalie?
Jeff: He runs around and listens.. or maybe Michele told him.
Jordan: That's what I'm saying...
Jordan tells Jeff that she told them she'd find something sharp and stab them...
Jeff: See now, they get to go outside and be in cohoots with each other.
Jordan: You shoulda come back up here.
Hand Cramp!! This is ongoing, and it's going to get quite a bit more intense tonight. Strongly encourage you to spark up the feeds!
Jordan: Michele had to say something to him to get him to come up here. She's doing something. She's communicating back and forth... I still think we need to get him out.
Jordan and Jeff agree that both Michele and Russell full of sh-t.
Jeff: I say we just bust out him and MIchele.
Jordan: Right now?
Jeff: You wanna?
Jordan: Yup. Let's go.
Jeff: You wanna tell Michele first? If we do this, there's no going back. If we do this, that means he's the target then...
Jordan: Then he's out, and we've got the rest of the people on our side.
Jordan: Then he's out, and we've got the rest of the people on our side.
Jeff: Do we though?
Jordan: You do the talking then.
Jeff: No, you.
Jordan: Well, then I''m just gonna say everything then...
Jeff: Oh boy.. Here go the fireworks...
Michele & Jordan - Sliding Glass door..
Jordan tells Michele she's about to confront Russell. Michele asks her if she thinks it's wise to do that before the PoV.
Jordan and Jeff pull Michele into the Spa Room to talk it through... too quickly. Jordan's on a tear.
Jordan & Russell
Cams 1 & 2
Jordan: Ok... half of the stuff I've heard, I've heard from Michele... It's not from the other house... It's from Michele.
Russell: Ok.. I'll tell you what I said..
Jordan: If you said all this stuff, why would I want to keep you in here?
Russell: Do you remember when we were in the room and I promised you? I had 3 things that I promised you, and I came through on all 3, and I didn't have to do any of them...
Jordan: Every day she tells us something new...
***my brain feels like it's about to pop. this is ongoing on cams 1 & 2 and it's intensifying by the moment...
Natalie and Kevin join the fray...
We're back to House v Russell... This is definitely a must see situation. Jeff is completely snowed by Kevin and Natalie. He's telling Russell that they both came to him independently, and neither knew about the other. Russell's trying to get him to understand that Kevin and Natalie have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Jeff: I'm not saying I believe it, I'm just saying what they said. They're just reconfirming the facts.
Russell: I'm just saying when it comes down to final 4, one of us has to go.
Jeff: Next week is the statement that I'm talking about.
Russell: That's banking on me winning...
Jeff: I'm just saying it's stupid to say something like that... And another thing... You just got into this massive fight the other week.. WHen di dyou grab her to become best friends?
Russell: You're up there with Jordan. WHO else am I gonna talk to?
Michele: (outta nowhere) Seriously!! You still haven't admitted to saying that about the f'ing workout yesterday.
Russell an Jeff both agree that final four was always the plan.
Jordan: Where do you trust her enough all of a sudden...
Jeff: Exactly, is she lying or are you lying? That's what we're trying to get at here.
Jordan: We should be able to trust you enough at this point... to trust that you'll drop... but all of a sudden, we don't know who we can trust.
Russell: I'm not trying to get in a pissing match..
Jeff: Did you say that thing about the workout?
Russell: There's no point.
Jeff: Did you say that?
Russell: No, I didn't.
Jeff: Did you make an agreement for final 2 with Michele?
Jeff: Why'd you do that? That's my ally.
Russell: At least let me have an ally... Let me have the game.
Jeff: You aligning with her is just dumb. She's been with me from the beginning. All this other stuff, you're not denying..
Russell: I am denying it. (it's 6:37pm BBT now)
Talk turns to the topic of Evil... who called who evil...
Michele: You said we were like Bonnie and Clyde.
Russell: I'm not gonna get in a shouting match with you.
Michele: I know. Because you're lying and you wont win.
Jeff: So far we haven't gotten any answers...
Michele: What do you want to hear?
Now the focus of the inquisition shifts to Michele...
6:42pm BBT - The tone is calming now, and it's beginning to feel like a group meeting, rather than an inquisition...
Jeff: I don't wanna throw this guy under the bus if he didn't do anything.. and so far you're not giving me any details.
Russell: Jeff, I'll be honest with you... If we get down to final 4, yeah, I'll wanna take you out. I don't stand a chance against you in the finals.
Jeff: That's different. I Understand that. You can't squeeze 4 into the final 2... If they just heard a conversation and it referred to the final four, not next week.
Michele denies saying next week. Jeff refreshes her memory, quoting her as having said exactly that, and then she changed it the following day to saying Russell wanted Kevin out.
Russell: I've wanted Kevin out the whole time.
Michele: I don't remember saying next week.
Jeff: But that's what we're talking about... It makes no sense.. We told you that. THen the next day you came back and said you'd talked to Russell, and he wants Kevin out now... SO Jordan goes, well that's weird, maybe Michele told him something that made him change his mind. SO what is it? Is he saying sh-t? Are we gonna throw him under the bus for not saying sh-t?
Michele: I don't remember... I haven't been sleeping well...
Jeff: Michele.. CMON!! We're a team, and there's a way to patch this up as a team. If there's a way to patch this up, let's do it...
Russell: I think what happened was, they overheard something that was referring to final 4, and they ran with it...
Jeff: But there's a little more... because upstairs, you said you guys don't talk.. when obviously you do...
I hope you're watching this now...
Jordan: Right now, we need each other... Once we get down to final four, we can stab each other and kill each other then... Not now.
Russell seems to be making headway... Keep working, kiddo.
Jordan: We shouldn't even be fighting like this...
Jeff: You guys maybe need to talk... I'd really like to be able to clear the air.
Russell: I want to be in the final 4 with you guys...
They circle back to argument. Michele puts out a truth. Russell shoots it down. It would appear he's done with her...
Jeff: One of you are lying, and it's hard to be aligned with someone who's lying.
Jeff: What do you think, Jordan?
Jordan: I don't know... I believe Russell on some things and Michele on others...
Jeff: In 3 more weeks, we could all win so much more.. If someone f's me over... No more f'ing around...
Peace? Almost there...
Jeff: I trust you, dude.
Russell: Thank you.
Jeff: I'm not throwin you under the bus. I tried to do this as diplomatic (sic) as I could.
Russell: Cat's out of the bag.. um...
They all hug on Final 4.
Jeff: It's no good for any of us to throw each other under the bus. What happens inside now with them... There's no need to let them think there's any way for them to gain an advantage. It's 4 vs 3, and I like our advantage.
Michele's pissed that Russell wont admit to saying something. Jeff makes peace between them.. kinda.
Jeff: Stories got misconstrued, they got dragged out...
Jeff swears on his parents.
Russell on his pops.
Jordan on her family.
Michele on her dogs.
Jeff: So now who do we want out tomorrow? If we're a team, let's vote. I say Lydia.
Russell: Mine? I think Natalie's a bigger threat.
Jordan: I'm about 50-50... Lydia hasn't won anything, but she and Kevin are a pair... and too, she goes a little crazy... and she called me fat and a ho.
Jeff: And she doesn't wash a f'ing dish.
Russell: Either way, whichever one you send home, the remaining one is going to pair up with Kevin.
Jordan: Yeah, I say Lydia... If she happened to win PoV, and we have to put Kevin up...
Russell: I'd want Kevin out, cause he's the better of the 3.
When it comes down to it, either one, it doesn't matter, they're the other side.
Jordan requests they not make it a tie. For the moment, they're agreeing on Lydia.
Jeff: I think her time is up. She came off the block 3 times.
Jordan: Wanna cook pasta?
Jeff: Yeah. And now we can all eat together. No awkward silence... The sh-t's done.
Russell heads inside. Michele's mopey... Jordan and Jeff spend a little time cheering her... it's not really working.
Russell's racking up the pool balls...
Lydia, Michele, Jordan
Dinner preparations have begun... Lydia gets called to the DR. Jordan helps Michele peel some garlic.
*** ♫ let there be peace on earth...
The boys are outside playing pool. Natalie's playing the winner.