Saturday Morning - PoV Players Chosen!!
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Power Of Veto Competition
BB started the wake-up music about 15 minutes ago, and the feeds came back on just now.
Natalie's chatting with Chima in the Haves Room, and she's very happy with the song choices today, n'Sync and Justin Timberlake, saying, "What's next? I win PoV and the magic power?"
Lydia, Michele and Jeff are in the bathroom getting camera ready for the PoV Player choosing...
Natalie's walking around the house singing, ♫ Baby bye bye bye.
Michele, Lydia, Jordan
Jordan's showering, Michele's washing her face, Lydia's primping.
Michele: I'm hoping 30 minutes really means an hour and a half, since it's Big Brother time...
BB nudges Jessie, Russell and Kevin.
Same + Ronnie
Ronnie's in the bathroom, playing his silent dejected role to perfection.
Ronnie leaves the Bathroom and heads into the storage room to whisper with Natalie... He's confident the PoV will be more mental than physical. Natalie tells him in the event he doesn't win, they're going to give Russell a heads up that they will not be voting him out, so he has the opportunity to replace Lydia should he so choose.
Ronnie mentions that he spoke to Michele about the situation, and Natalie chastises him, telling him not to bring her in on anything until after the PoV.
Natalie: I wonder if the person who won the magical power knows already.
Jeff: I don't know. It sucks if they do.
Michele & Ronnie
Ronnie goes to work on Michele's vote to keep him.
Ronnie: If there's anything you want to know about what happened during my HoH week, please don't be afraid to ask me... It is true that Russell brought me diet coke and a bowl of fruit, but I didn't eat the fruit...
Ronnie continues to tell the tale of Russell's coming to him during his HoH week, mostly truthful, to Michele...
Ronnie: Going into last week, when Jessie was HoH, knowing that he didn't want me out...
Michele: Last week when I asked you if you had a deal with anyone, you told me you didn't.
Michele is gently challenging him on all of his inconsistencies...
Ronnie: Well, I apologize for that. To me a deal is something like "us to the final x." Everything else is semantics...
Michele: You're very semantics... If all you had said at that time was somthing was happening... but you were obviously keeping things from me.
Ronnie: I wanna go ahead and say mea culpa on that... The only thing I was even told was that pretty much half the house wanted me out, and Jessie wasn't puttin game up.
Michele: The problem I have with you is that you're not honest in the moment, you're honest afterwards. It's easy to be honest afterwards.
Ronnie keeps pluggin' away.
Ronnie: I just want you to know, you're not the odd person out, by any means. If anything, I'm the odd person out. The reason the me, Jessie, Chima and Natalie thing happened was because they were the 1st people to talk game to each other, and I was the 1st person to talk game with Jessie outside of the athletes... It wasn't some big clandestine thing.... The 1st week, Jessie asked me who I wanted to go up, and I said I didn't know, but I said I definitely didn't want you or Chima up, because you're in my group... I'm tryin to think.. I'm really trying to rack my brains to see if there's anything else, however miniscule.. (long pause) The only lie I've told is really about the vote... When you ask about the deal, I didn't consider that a lie, but I can see how you think it would be, and I apologize for that.
Ronnie continues, but more interesting than his words is Michele's closed off body language. Arms crossed, fists closed.. Her body suggests that she's not buying a word of it.
We hear Russell bellow from the other room... From Ronnie and Michele's instant standing up and walking, he said, "It's time to choose players for the PoV!!!!"
Everyone is gathered in the Living Room, in varying stages of camera readiness. Feeds cut to We'll be Right Back, then a minute later, we have trivia.
The Player Choosing has Begun!!
The Player Choosing has Begun!!
Feeds are back!! We'll let you know the pov players as soon as the HGs reveal the information!
Jessie: I'm glad I get to participate.
Jessie's Playing for PoV
Both Natalie and Jeff say they think it'll be an easy one, not physical.
Jeff steps out.
Natalie: You've got to win.
Jessie: Unless there's like $10,000 on the line...
BB: Ronnie, please go to the Diary Room.
Jessie: Poor kid's getting it from all corners.
Natalie: Chima was like, "Yes! I'm not playing!"
Jessie: This is the Veto to be playing though...
Russell: Otherwise you go home.
Kevin: You know Michele.. If she wins, she'll keep it the same.
Michele's Playing for PoV
Chima: Are you really gonna shower?
Kevin: You're right.. I'll probably just get dirty....
Sounds like Kevin's Playing for PoV too
OK.. The PoV Players are....
Jessie, Lydia, Kevin
Kevin opted to take a shower anyway... Jessie's being very sweet to Lydia.
Jessie: I'm sad.. All my friends are leaving me.
Their banter is familiar, comfortable and flirty... because Natalie's out of earshot.
Jessie leaves, and Lydia can't wipe the smile from her face. I can't help but wonder if Jessie was being sincere with her, or if it was a pre-PoV game move to lull her into a sense of comfort, so she doesn't try to win.
Jessie & Natalie
Natalie: We need Ronnie here... Russell was so adamant about getting him out.
Jessie: If I win, I could just take him off, but then... (sounds like) he'll probably put you up and send you home... I have to talk to Russell about it.... You'r emaking me nervous... Let's stop talking about it.
Natalie: They woke us up so early, and now it's probably not gonna be for like 5 hours. I wante dto get chosen...
Jessie: I know... I wanted you to get chosen too... Just think, by the end of tonight, they'll announce the power.
Natalie: No, they'll wait til the PoV Ceremony...
***No, voting is open until Tuesday, August 4th.
BB: Kevin, please come to the diary room.
Jessie: I don't think you're a big enough target for anyone to just send out like that with no provocation.
Natalie: She's pretty happy being on the block.
Jessie: Well, Russell told her she wasn't the target.. and that whole speech thing...
Natalie: Yeah, but Russell's gonna say, Lydia's not coming after me, and Ronnie is.
Jessie: We'll see.. I'm gonna pray.. real quick...
***Cuz God wants to help me win a game. Shame about all those starving people.
Russell, Jeff, Jordan
Russell: What're the odds your name doesn't get picked? Hmmm... It's gonna be a game like World of Warcraft. Watch.
Jordan: Russell, you're good at games though.
Russell: Thank you.
BB: Jessie, please go to the Diary Room...
***One by one, they're all being called in. Every time, all the HGs wonder if someone's being given the power.
Jeff: America hates me.
Russell: No they don't.
Jeff: I'm not the wizard.
Lydia, Jeff, Jordan, Russell
Jeff's in one bed. Lydia and Jordan are in a twin together. Russell's in another bed.
They're speculating about what the comp could be... Current theory: Gross food. Makes sense with the small build, too... Hmm...
Russell lets another one rip, and stink bombs the room... Lydia, Jeff and Jordan are laughing about it.
Jordan: Y'alls poots stink, but no one can top my brother.
Lydia: Ya know what's gross about farts, people... You're putting poop particles into the air.
Russell: Yes. That's how you get pink eye...
Jeff: No it's not.
Michele comes in, so Russell asks her to confirm.
Michele: Well, maybe if you fart on someone's pillow...
The great fart debate continues... lol.
10:37am BBT - same group, minus Michele, cont'd.
Russell asks Jordan and Lydia if they ever just start making out in the middle of the night... Kevin comes in, to have some pre-PoV rest, and Russell says, "don't worry, you're going up in place."
As Russell's about to leave, Jeff asks if he's going up to HoH. He says yes and asks Jeff if he wants to come up. Jeff says he will in just a few minutes.
Jeff: I wanna see Casey's face when he figured out he forgot his cigarettes...
10:42am bbt - Lydia's spooning Jordan... Jordan and Jeff are making eyes at each other across the room.
10:44am - Jordan goes to another bed...
The house is very quiet, interrupted only by the sound of BB calling Lydia to the Diary Room.
Jessie & Natalie
Jessie: I'm on less than 4 hours of sleep. Cut me some slack here.. Thus far, we are sticking with Russell's plan...
Jessie: Then we'll go to plan B, which is what you wanted. At least you can sleep on your side and your stomach here...
Natalie: mm hmm.
They discuss how they slept in the Have Not Room last night (this morning for a couple hours before BB woke them). Natalie says she really slept, because she didn't even hear Kevin come back in.
Around the house...
Russell's up in HoH, shirtless in bed, listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Jessie's gone to the bathroom
Chima's in the bathroom as well.
Jessie & Chima start discussing Michele and how to bring her over...
Jessie: The only thing she's worried about is being an outsider... Obviously, I'm not gonna talk game to her, but just let her know where our heads are at. I'm just glad I'm playing in this f'in PoV... Is Russell upstairs? (yes) I'm gonna say hey to him and go to bed.
Jessie goes directly up to HoH.
Jessie: If it comes down to me n you, I'm gonna win so I can be safe..
Russell: Why wouldn't you be safe?
Jessie: The whole power thing Julie mentioned.. She said the only people are safe are the PoV winner and the HoH.
Russell: I'm glad you came up alone.. I wanted to talk to you w/o Natalie..
Jessie: I agree.. it's the same thing with her as it was with Jerry... because of her age.. she can't make it to the final 2, or she wins.
Russell: Same thing with CHima.. because of what's happened to her... and no one can win against an 18 year old.
Jessie: Yeah, that's why as soon as you mentioned it, I was game...
**Russell's making f2 deals with everyone again.. He better pray they don't talk to each other.
Talk turns to the magical power. Jessie thinks it's Jeff or Jordan. Russell says he'll try to find out from Jeff...
Russell's explains his methodology of key placement during the Nomination Ceremony - he put the girls' names first, because if he hadn't they'd read too much into it.
They move on to Lydia....
Russell: She's so worried... She's like, do you think Jessie's gonna keep Ronnie over me? I'm like, hell no.
Jessie: Hell no. She has no ambition to win... Neither does Kevin.. It just sucks because she's the one trying to make a wedge between us...
Russell: Oh, I know.. and so many people fill your head with so much sh-t...
Jessie: how safe do you feel next week...
Jessie makes a play for Jeff, saying he would put Russell up against Ronnie next week... Russell diverts, saying Jeff's really in a hard place, trying to make friends...
Jessie: What I'm saying is, when you guys were up there, if it had been you n me, we would've come to a deal on the 1st try... He took way too long with that...
Russell: He wears his heart on his sleeve.. He wanted to keep Jordan safe... and he really liked Casey..
Jessie: I think he voted for Casey.
Russell: I do too.
***No, you don't. But thanks for letting us know you're playing Jessie now...
Russell continues subtly batting for Jeff's integrity and longevity...
Russell says he'll work on Jeff and Jordan over the next 2 days. Jessie says that leaves him Michele -
Russell: Michele really wants him gone... She hates him. She was afraid that anything she told you, you'd use against her and take her out. I think we can get her, and work with her.
**Russell repeats several times how excoted Michele is by the prospect of Ronnie's departure.
Talk turns to Jordan, and her ultimate Pawn potential... Jessie lives in fear of being on the block next to her.
Russell: After this week, my little deal with Jeff is done. Jeff, Jordan, Kevin, then Lydia.. Those are our next four. We just have to take them out one at a time.
Jessie: The dumbest thing would be to put them up at the same time... If you're up against Jordan, you're going home. All Jordan has to do is make a speech, "I know why I'm up, so the other person goes home."
Russell: Has anone else ever been in that position?
Jessie: Oh yeah... and if she gets to the final 2, it's over man.. Congratulations, Jordan, you just won 500k for doing nothing.. You can get 500 more boob jobs.
***The question is this: Which one of them is doing a better job of blowing smoke up the other's bum right now?
Russell: So do you think it's better to just keep Kevin and Lydia in the mix? Instead of Jeff and Jordan...
Jessie backtracks... saying Kevin's been too close to winnig a couple more times than he finds cozy... Then they go back to the magical mystery power.
Russell: Do you think it's gonna be one of those things like, pack your bags, your gone?
Jessie: If it is, I'll use it immediately. I'll be all, hey Kevin, what're you doin' today? Really? Go pack your bags...
Russell: I hope Kevin doesn't win (PoV)... Cuz then I can't put him up, and he'll take Lydia down.. F-ck, there are 3 people I don't want to win... I don't know who I'd put up if that happened..
Jessie seeks clarification on Russell's deal with Jeff. Did it include backdooring? Russell says the deal is Jeff and Jordan are completely safe.
Jessie's spinning a web so convoluted that my fingers are tripping over themselves. Russell gets it, and says he'll talk to Jeff.. Worse case scenario, if Ronnie comes down, he'll just put up Jordan.
Russell: What else is goin on here?
Jessie: I haven't talked to Lydia in 2 days..
Russell: The girls are off their sh-t.
Jessie: I know... Natalie knows it's personal, and I'm all, you can't do anything til it's your HoH.
Russell: And I'll vote her out then. I have no problem doing that.
Jessie: If she wants her out, she has to do it, and she knows that...
Michele & Chima
Michele's sharing her feelings about Ronnie and all of his lying to her with Chima. She caught him in so many more lies just this morning, she's done.
Chima: So would you prefer him to go than Lydia?
Michele: If he actually had all our backs, I would prefer Lydia go.
Chima: That's the thing.. I agree.
Michele: Do you have a better read on him?
Chima: No. I wish I did. That's the problem. You know that speech Russell gave yesterday at the nomination Ceremony? Ronnie swears up and down that he said none of that...
Michele: No one is safe from his manipulation...
Chima: Russell's a pretty string manipulator himself.
Michele: I really don't want Russell around past next week.
BB calls Ronnie to the DR.
Michele: I hate this whole mystery power.. You can't say anything in the house...
Chima: ...because you don't know who has it.
Michele returns to the subject of getting Ronnie out. Chima says she just doesn't know who to trust, but that she's beginning to waver in her support of Ronnie...
Chima: Naturally, I feel grateful to him for keeping me that 1st week, but...