Big Brother 12: Friday Morning, July 23rd
Happy Friday, HGs! Soon it'll be time to wake up and entertain the live feed viewers! Are you ready for the Nomination Ceremony today? I know you think you might have a Luxury Comp too. We shall see!
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As of 9:29am BBT, Rachel is the only HG awake, and she's having a rough time this morning. Prolonged captivity is wearing on this gentle creature...
Rachel's up, taking out her extensions, washing up in the bathroom and getting dressed to do some cardio outside. She makes her way to the sliding glass door, and get hits hard with her reality:
She is not in control of her life right now. Not even a little.
The realization sends her into a few tears, from which she recovers very quickly, as she heads into the Cabana Room to get a little cardio with a bit of a manic step routine, jumping jack, jog.
As she jogs around the tiny room, I have the sensation of watching someone in an insane asylum rubber room for the first time this season. I'm sure it wont be the last.
When some more HGs wake up, I'll get the morning report going in earnest.
Kathy enters and finds Rachel still doing her cardio. She asks her what she's doing up so early, and Rachel tells her she got called to the DR and stayed up to do cardio.
Kathy: (Late last night) You got up, said you were going to the bathroom to throw up, and I asked if you needed help to get there, and you said no, you knew this house down pat.
Rachel: All I remember is being in the bed and talking to Hayden and Kristen for a few minutes.
She's missing a lot from last night... She didn't realize how drunk she'd gotten.
Rachel: I don't know why we're locked in.
Kathy: I don't either.
Rachel: Why do you look so pretty without makeup on? I wish I did.
Rachel's getting stress zits. Kathy's going to head back to bed. Rachel's gonna get back to her cardio. Her hangover cure is to drink a ton of water and workout as hard as she can.
BB: Good morning, Houseguests. It's time to get up for the day.
BB: Attention houseguests, there are fresh batteries in the Storage Room. Have you changed your batteries.
Rachel finished her cardio a few minutes ago, then went to pick at her face a bit and apply astringent. Screen caps of these events are not forthcoming.
Hayden, Kristen, Rachel
Rachel apologizes to them, in case she acted like an idiot last night.
Rachel: What was I even talking about?
Hayden: You were talkin' about his wiener size...
Rachel: STFU.. I wasn't.
Hayden: You were talking about all the babies you're gonna have and what you're gonna name them.
Rachel: You're making all this sh*t up.
Hayden: Are we really on lockdown again?
All of them wonder why. Then Hayden goes back to teasing her, making up things she did last night.
BB's taking it really easy on the HGs this morning. There was an announcement, but no wake up music, and no nagging, thus far. Par for the course after an Endurance Comp...
Ahh.. other HGs are showing signs of life, but just barely. BB cuts away to the BRB screen, perhaps for wakeup music... or to let them know why they're locked inside.
Kathy, Britney, Andrew, Brendon
Kathy and Britney are preparing themselves some breakfast. Andrew enters and grabs the protein shake mix.
Kathy: You ok?
Brendon: I'm ok. Just f'in tired. Andrew, how'd you sleep?
Andrew: I slept a little. It's an experience. You just gotta enjoy it. Tall people definitely don't have it easy in there. Is Rachel ok?
Brendon: What's wrong?
Andrew: I saw her just before I went to the DR. I think she's having a rough time.
Brendon's up and heading to the Taj to check on Rachel before Andrew can finish his sentence.
Rachel, Brendon, Kristen, Hayden
BB: (stern voice) I said the bedroom lights must remain on during the day.
Rachel's feeling nauseous after her workout. Satisfied that it's physical and not emotional, while dealing with his own weakened state, Brendon leaves to go have breakfast himself, inviting her to have some as well...
Brendon returns to the kitchen, where Britney and Andrew are. Brendon asks about her drinking and her boyfriends. The questions are very revealing.
Andrew: They opened the yard!
Brendon: Does it bother you when he drinks?
***i.e., It bothers me when Rachel drinks.
Kathy enters and gives a cheer that the backdoor's open. She's out the door in 30 seconds for a smoke.
BB: Rachel, please come to the Diary Room.
Matt & Andrew
Andrew's getting ready to do his morning prayers. Matt heads up the stairs.
Andrew: Hey, when did you slip out?
Matt: I had to go to the DR, but they didn't do a general call, they kinda whispered to me in the room.
Backyard - Couch
Kathy & Hayden
Kathy's having a smoke. Hayden's laid out.
Kathy: What's wrong with Rachel?
Hayden: I dunno. She got called to the DR at like 4:30am.
BB: Enzo. Kristen. Ragan. Please change your batteries.
Britney & Brendon
Enzo passes through en route to the WC... He and Brendon commiserate a bit about the Have Not beds and cold.
Backyard - Couch
Enzo comes outside for a sit on the couch. He and Kathy make small talk about the lovely weather they're having.
Enzo: Who's that on the hammock?
Kathy: It's Lane.
BB: Enzo, please come to the DR.
Enzo: Why do they want me in the DR?
Kathy: I don't know. They woke me up for it.
Enzo goes in. Rachel comes out.
Rachel: Hey, girl, Hey!
Hayden and Kathy greet her.
Rachel: I've decided it's a really dumb idea to get drunk in the BB house.
Rachel hops on the elliptical, which appears to be broken. Brendon comes out, asks if she's feeling better now. The chemist and the physicist try to figure out what's wrong with the elliptical... no luck. Brendon figures something must be wrong with the power cord.
Rachel: I'm really sorry for keeping you up.
Brendon: I didn't mind.. It's just my neck is killing me.
Rachel: I'll give you a neck massage if you want.
Brendon: I'll probably be down with that.
Rachel: You gonna work out?
Brendon: I just wanna let my food settle... Can we sit down over there and talk a little?
They go sit down on the chaise and Brendon tells her he was hoping to spend more time with her last night, but she was more interested in getting drunk. They talk about her meeting with Matt, and she tells him they talked about his wife and stuff...
Rachel goes on an I'm Sorry jag, and Brendon asks her to stop. He's not mad at her. Matt summons them... and the 3 head up to HoH.
Matt, Brendon & Rachel
Matt: I have good news and bad news for you guys. I talked to a bunch of people last night, until 5 in the morning.. 2 things are biting us in the ass right now.. 1 is, I'm playing by myself, so I'm either gonna make the whole house happy right now, or I'm gonna piss off the whole house right now... 2, after you called the meeting, if I don't put you up, the whole house is gonna think we're working together... Because all eyes are on the fact that since you guys threw me under the bus, it's really suspect if I don't put you up. I can either put you both up which makes me look normal in the house. Or I can put neither of you up, and with a deal, but a real deal this time, that neither of you puts me up next week. But, if someone wins PoV, I'm gonna have to put one of you up. I wont direct people to vote you out... I'm not gonna push for the PoV to be used. One of you could win PoV and not use it, thereby keeping the noms the same.
Matt: The odds of one or both of you playing for PoV are pretty good as the numbers dwindle.. and the 2 people I'm putting up, neither one of em have a good chance of winning PoV, I don't think.
Brendon: I definitely had a huge role in you staying here... You're probably getting different sides to that..
Matt: I definitely am.
Brendon: People are pushing their own agendas.
Matt pushes the "fact" that he's not in an alliance, so he doesn't have anyone protecting his back, if he goes against the wishes of the house.
Rachel: I really respect that you're telling us all this.
Matt: I'm not getting involved in petitioning for you two to go up or out, but if the PoV gets used, I'm going to have to put one of you up...
The conversation continues and Matt makes them aware of the house perception that their alliance includes Kathy, because of her presence in HoH all last week. Further, they need to be more aware of perception...
Rachel: I don't wanna throw anyone under the bus... I just wanna say that with both of us playing next week, we have a really good chance of winning HoH.
Matt: Which is why I wanna make this deal with you.
Matt tells them that after the meeting last week, as soon as he was on the block, 5 people came up to him and said he had their support.
While Brendon's making a case for them not to go up, Rachel reiterates her gratitude for his being so forthcoming.
Rachel: I have a question, if you win PoV, will you use it?
Matt: Aaahhh... I'm thinking I'm not even gonna try to win it. You guys are my emotional game, and the rest of the house is my strategic game play... And anyone watching the show is going, Matt, you're an idiot, why are you even considering the emotional game? I like you guys.
Rachel: I hear you, but it's scary.. If we don't get to play in the POV comp, and someone else wins it..
Matt: I'm not gonna campaign against you for someone to use the PoV.
Rachel: What if, you nominate me, and at least then I have a chance to win PoV?
Brendon: Not a good idea.
Matt: To be honest, that would make me look better, but I think you're way better off the way I'm doing it. I'll put ya up if you want.
Brendon: Rachel, don't even.
Rachel: I'm just nervous... what if neither of us get to play for PoV?
Matt again reiterates that they're the ones who broke the deal last time, and he's trusting them to keep their word this time.
Matt: I'm not evil. I'm not Dr Will. I just wanna win some $ for my wife.
Talk turns to people throwing the comp yesterday...
***My mind fast forwards to the Veto Comp and Andrew. He may not even be able to play to protect himself, depending on the type of comp and what time of day it occurs tomorrow.
The talk continues on and Matt attempts to wrap it up by telling them he's doing it this way to protect them, and he would really appreciate their silence on the matter, because otherwise, they'll be throwing him under the bus.. again.
Hugs and out.
Matt & Andrew
Matt: Here's what's going on. You're not my target this week, but due to the social aspect of this game, this is what I'm doing... My target is Kathy this week.
Andrew: Really? You blow me away.. Why?
Matt: Because she was up the HoH's ass last week, and that looked really suspect to a lot of people ... But I need to put someone up with her, and that may be you. don't want you to think you're the target, because you're not.. Your stock is rising steadily in the house, and hers is falling... Everyone likes you now. You're being more social.
Andrew: What about...
Matt says that if the Veto comes into play, Kathy falls off the radar completely, and Brendon and Rachel get on it BIG TIME. Matt feels very secure that whoever wins POV will use it with the intention of backdooring Brendon or Rachel.
Matt: I am 99.9% positive that you're going to be safe. Also, if you hear that people are thinking of voting you out, I want you to come tell me, so I can talk to them.
Andrew and Matt discuss the clear backdoor opportunity of Brendon and Rachel, and Matt assures him that is actually his intent and goal of the week.
Matt again hammers home the notion, as he did with Brendon and Rachel, that this season is weird, in that everyone's out for themselves and there are no real alliances.
Britney to HoH
Britney: Matt, I'm a genius. I figured it out. The pair.
Britney tells Matt that Monet pointed it out... Hayden and Kristen... Their mouths, their noses...
Matt: You think they're twins!
Britney: And last night, I noticed, they have identical birthmarks... They're twins, I'm telling you.
Matt: I wondered why they never hook up..
Britney: But they always hang out...
She sells it a little more, tells him how even their mannerisms are identical, and that he MUST go check it out. They leave HoH.
Brendon & Rachel
They're discussing the implications of Matt's pronouncements. Rachel's stressing. Brendon's talking her down and telling her she's being self-defeating if she gets too freaked out before the PoV.
BB: Brendon, please come to the DR.
Matt & Britney head back in for more twin speculation...
Lane's using the bathroom.
Lane emerges from the bathroom and Britney tells Lane too.
Lane: That's sick. What about the kissing?
Britney: They haven't been.
Lane: But what if they start?
Britney: Then we're gonna have to rework the theory... It's the birthmark that sold me.
Matt: We should have a house meeting and make em strip.
Lane: Make em kiss.
Matt: What does it matter though..
Britney: It just makes em a stronger alliance than anyone.
Matt: I did my 5 tweets today.
Lane: It's a lot of pressure. I've never tweeted in my entire life.
Matt: Me neither. I feel like a caveman discovering fire. What is this crazy device?
Rachel & Ragan
Ragan is weepy again... He's demoralized about being a have not again, or at least that's what he's telling Rachel.
Ragan: These next 2 weeks are so crucial... It sucks.
Rachel: It sucked even worse watching the competition from the sidelines and watching people just jump off. They're not fighting for their lives in this game, so they don't care.
Ragan: Ironically, the 2 comps I've done the best in are the 2 comps that made me a have not.
Brendon comes out.
Brendon: You gonna work out?
Brendon: Too tired?
Ragan: I haven't even eaten today.
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