Big Brother 12: Friday Morning, July 30th
The Feeds went to Bubbles at 7:15am BBT. Holy Early Wakey Wakey!!
At 7:25am BBT, after 3 wake up songs, we have HGs stirring on the live feeds. Brendon and Rachel are 1st up, downstairs in the kitchen.. Matt makes an appearance, then heads back to bed. Britney gets up, and she and Rachel have a chat in the storage room, while Lane's in the shower.
Rachel & Britney
Rachel: Who do you think I should nominate with her? Hayden? I don't know who...
Britney: I think you should think about the votes.
Rachel: Do you think I'm coming off as mean?
Britney: No, last night was just crazy, all around... You've just got to protect yourself.
Rachel: I just feel like she's personally attacking me.
Britney: I understand, and I mean, you tried to apologize...
Rachel: And she's making this even a bigger deal, like giving me looks, then saying 'don't smirk at me!'
Britney: I know it's hard, but...
They continue on chatting, wondering why BB is having them get up so early... Lane's in the shower, and Brendon's making the preparations for breakfast. Rachel goes into the kitchen to join him.
Rachel: I wonder what our competition is... She said get ready like... (bubbles) I asked if I had time to meet with people, and she said (bubbles - Seriously skippy?)... I poured you a coffee.. I'll be right back down. Thanks for making breakfast.
OK.. So it sounds like the Comp (Luxury?) is first up on the agenda today, and that it's going to start pretty early!
Brendon, Lane's passing through...
Lane: Smells good!
Brendon: Feels good to be able to eat something!
Lane: Got to!
Brendon: Hey, if you go back there, you might wanna tell everybody, Rachel went into the DR... (and Bubbles, briefly).
Lane goes back to Jumanji and gets dressed before he quietly tells the people in there they ought to get up...
Matt, Lane, Enzo
Rachel: Heyyy. :)
Rachel: Competition early this morning...
Matt: How early?
Rachel: I dunno.. Soonish...
Rachel exits. The boys don't move, but for yawning. Enzo's hiding under the covers.
Jumanji comes to life... ish. They start groggily talking about the comp, and how BB is going to figure out a way to make even the luxury comp a punishment for them... Whoever loses has their car at home demolished or repo'd.
***So hoping they'll show part of the Luxury Comp on the feeds like they do sometimes!! :)
They're joking about more punishments... Instead of a unitard or a banana suit, they're gonna make Matt walk around dressed up as a giant tampon... It degenerates from there, and it's really funny.
Rachel comes in to tell them Brendon's fixing a gorgeous breakfast for all of them.. Happy campers.
Brendon, Rachel, Ragan, Kristen
Brendon offers Kristen some of the hearty breakfast he prepared. She declines and joins Ragan at the dining table for some cereal.
Enzo: I feel ready to compete now. I feel so good. I showered. I'm eatin'... maybe I'll drop a deuce later.
Brendon: I feel ya!
Meanwhile in the Jumanji Room, on f3/4, Hayden, Lane and Matt are talking football... then they start talking about the possible prizes in Luxury Comps.
Matt: I hope we get to see a past contestant... or someone of some notoriety today.
Back in the kitchen...
Brendon: You startin' to feel good again, Enzo?
Enzo: Man.. I'm tellin ya. I'm gonna win something in that comp today. When you're a have not, you start feelin' beat.. mentally.
Brendon: I could've dealt with it, if it was just the food, but the lack of sleep on that bed...
Matt: I'd be cool with a comedy. Just no romantic sh*t. Chick flics suck.
Brendon: Please help yourself to some coffee, if you like. I made plenty of everything.
Matt: Remember how one season, they sent someone to the MTV Award or something? There's no way they'd do that now...
Rachel & Kristen
Rachel: If you wanna talk later, I'm available.
Enzo: I'm in such a good mood. I wanna see things this morning. I'm not even wearing shades!
Ragan: Who's in the Diary Room?
Matt: No one.
Ragan: What you need is some TLC and Vitamin C.
Enzo: I need some caw-fee.
Brendon's going out of his way to be extra gentle and appreciative of Kristen this morning... She's doing dishes. He offers to take over and do the rest. She declines. He tells her how much he appreciates her help.
Enzo, Matt, Hayden, Ragan
The guys are fantasizing about the prizes in the luxury comp today, and deciding which ones they want...
Britney enters and tells them she's having fun trapping Lane, and that's going to be her new goal for the week: Trap Lane in a room alone with Brendon as often as possible, so he can't be the one to escape.
8:55am BBT - Lane joins them in Jumanji.
Britney: I think they're gonna give us outfits and it's gonna be a really messy challenge.
Lane: Why would you think that?
Britney thinks it'll be the comp where you get to steal the prize from the person who went before you... They discuss what the prizes will be... Money, Big Screen TVs, the Unitard, a scene in a soap opera, Trips, etc... Enzo goes on a riff about how he's on a different level in this house.. Fun stuff.
Meanwhile, up in HoH...
Brendon & Rachel
Brendon's showing her how to use the Spy Screen... and talking to her about being more social and being the adult in the situation between her and Kristen.
Rachel: I'm fighting so hard, my head hurts. I feel like I'm getting an ulcer and a blood vessel... and I feel like you don't get it. There's nothing we can do to make the target on us any smaller.
Brendon: Yes there is. I was down there yesterday.. Enzo's on our side... He was like, They called me ignorant? We have a chance to win ourselves another week, in the event I don't win HoH next week. If we play our cards right, we have a chance to buy ourselves more time. If you are the bigger person, then we have a chance. When you walked up to Kristen, Britney was watching you the whole time, and yeah, you think she's your friend, but they're all watching you... People do not play logically in this game. They play personally. If you really are struggling to be nice to Kristen, then stay away from her. We shouldn't be worried about being targets while you're HoH.. Matt played his cards right. That's why he's not worried this week... And God forbid there is a Coup d'Etat... they throw us up.
Rachel: Brendon, what game are you playing?
Brendon: No matter what, if your social game isn't up to par.. You have to let it go. You can't let your emotions dominate your game play. Right now your emotions are front and center.
Rachel: I'm playing like I should've been playing from the start.
Brendon: No. We' need to make friends in this house.
Rachel: Then go make friends!
She rolls over...
He gets down there with her, and tries to make her understand he's doing this for them and trying to be her partner...
Brendon: Rachel Rachel...
Rachel: You're not even on my side!
Brendon: I'm always on your side. I'm always on your side!
Rachel's not buying it. She's fuming! This is intensifying... Spark up the feeds, folks!!!
Around the house...
- Jumanji - Brendon's down there, playing his "social game" with Enzo, Britney, Lane, Matt, Ragan... Talk is travel - Italy, London, etc..Then movies...
- Bathroom - Hayden, Kathy & Kristen - Depression central.
- HoH - Rachel, pissed!
Downstairs, Quietly - Brendon has a quick word alone with Ragan, and asks for his help with Rachel... Ragan heads right upstairs to talk to her.
Rachel & Ragan
Feeds 1 & 2
Ragan: Hi... You've gotta get out of it.
Rachel: I just fight so hard, and I feel like everyone's against me.. And I feel like the more I fight (to stay here), the more people hate me.
Ragan: Why do you feel like people hate you?
Rachel: Brendon's like, this is a social game and this is what you have to do.. I'm like, don't tell me what to do. I'm fighting so hard to keep us here.
Ragan: Rachel.. even the conversation last night.. it's not about berating you, it's about trying to get you on the right track...
Rachel: I feel like Brendon, who's supposed to be my best friend, isn't sticking up for me... He's like be nice be nice be nice...
Ragan: He is sticking up for you. It's not the same in here as in the real world... The nicer you are, the more gracious you are and the more positive you are, the better for you. Like I was saying yesterday, do you allow yourself to fall down a rabbit hole...
Rachel: (crying) I'm not like this outside.. I'm happy, positive... I just feel like, if I don't win these things, the people I care about are gonna get taken out... I'm trying. I'm trying really hard. I even told Kristen I wanna talk to her... It's just so hard, Ragan. I should be excited that I won. I should be able to share these moments with people I care about.
Ragan: Have you talked to Kristen?
Rachel: I've tried. I've tried to apologize to her. She wont talk to me.
Ragan advises Rachel to really be a cheerleader for everyone in the comp today. Rachel is feeling very hurt by Brendon at the moment... She wants him to be her cheerleader right now...
Rachel: I feel like I've been pushed.. and my back's against the wall.. and I'm fighting so the people I care about are safe... and I feel like I'm becoming a villain.
Ragan: I don't think you're becoming a villain.. A lot of this has more to do with how men and women communicate... You just need to get it off your chest and cry and purge... And Brendon is thinking like it's an equation.. You're talking 2 completely different languages right now. It's not right or wrong, it's just 2 different ways of communicating.
This is ongoing... Ragan's helping...
Rachel: I went through so many emotions yesterday...
Ragan: You had a competition orgasm.
Ragan: I think this comp today is gonna be really good for everyone, because it's gonna give a chance to support each other..
9:36am BBT - BRB Screen - Feeds back 2 minutes later...
Rachel and Ragan's conversation up in HoH continues on Feeds 1 and 2.. He's now moved on to advising her how to speak to Kristen - completely calm and without accusations. Ragan's gotten her out of her funk. He's using Housewives of NY for his metaphor, explaining why everyone was on team Bethany - because she's all about moving on and not getting mired in accusations and drama.
Down in Jumanji, we have social game, aka friendly chatter.
Kristen & Kathy
Kristen's having a good cry on Kathy's shoulder...
Ragan & Rachel
Talk has turned to potential nominees and the reasoning behind them... Rachel has 4 people in mind, for different reasons, ranging from targeting her to floating through the game and jumping off during the endurance comp... Ragan advises her to consider carefully, keeping in mind that PoV has come into play a lot this season..
Also, she needs to consider who she wants to keep out of the jury house for what ever reason, because as far as the HGs know, this is the final week before jury house.
F 3 & 4
Downstairs in Jumanji, Lane, Matt, Enzo and Britney are talking about Annie... the saboteur.. then Rachel and on to non-game chatter...
Britney: I like barely remember that she lived here.
Enzo: Yeah, she was here for a hot minute.
Britney: But while she was here, it seemed like forever...
Matt: Have you guys been summoned yet? (to HoH)
Britney: The only person I saw go up there was Ragan.
Enzo: I just wanna go and get it over with.
Matt: It's like going to the doctor.
Ragan, Rachel, Brendon
Ragan: It has to be fun.
Rachel: I agree. I'm totally having fun.
Ragan: It's the experience. Even me, last week, I totally got lost in it... It was so demoralizing. I even said in the Diary Room... Nobody's above it. We're all having these moments in the game for very complex reasons, where it's like, I'm at the end of my rope... But the more fun you can have with it..
Rachel: The better off you are... Ragan, you're the best. What would I do without you in this house?
Brendon: What would *I* do with out you?
Ragan brings up BB11 Michele, and how hard it was on her last season, with absolutely no one to turn to all season long.. Absolutely no one who truly had her back... Or Ronnie.. who his up in his HoH...
Rachel: I know. I feel very blessed that I have you and Brendon in this game. I respect you so much...
Brendon: I feel like a dummy in this game... I'm learning so much from the two of you.
Ragan: But it's not even about Big Brother knowledge, becaus ebig fans tend not to do very well..
Brendon: Because they base their game on someone else...
Ragan: This is what I would do now. I would wait to speak to Matt for a while... If I'm up here, then Matt... Any distance you can create in perception is good.
Brendon: You don't want anyone to know what's going on in your head. Be ambiguous.. Let them worry..
Ragan: Right.. Like if I were you, I might talk to someone like Hayden next... Because then one of the people who was in the thick of it yesterday, you take care of right away...
Rachel: I asked them this morning if I should start calling people up, and they said no, because the competition was gonna be really soon.
In the meantime, they've been up 3 hours already, and no comp yet, so Ragan goes to get Hayden for Rachel...
As soon as Ragan leaves, Rachel heads into the bathroom... Brendon follows... She's still a little testy with him, but much warmer than this morning...
Hayden enters HoH... They let him know that he's not a target and make amends. Hayden tells them that no matter what anyone tells them, every single person in the house was gunning for them, top to bottom.
Hayden: Anybody who tells you they wouldn't have, they are lying to you.
Hayden apologizes for blowing up yesterday, and Brendon tells him, Water under the bridge...
Hayden: I like Kristen. I don't agree with how she's handled the situation. I wont isolate her..
Rachel: I would never expect you to...
Brendon: I have nothing but respect for you in doing that. You're a good guy, and that's what a good guy does.
Rachel: I want you to know that I did try to apologize to her..
Hayden: I was in there when you did..
Rachel: And I did ask her to come talk to me later today... Most of us are here and fighting and legitimately competing.. We're fighting because we wanna be here, and when that's the case, you're *pissed* when you lose..
Talk turns to potential jury house members. Hayden says he wants both of them in the jury house, because they're rational players. Safe to say, since they're both shoe-ins.
Hayden: True. Who else do I want in the jury house? I love Enzo, definitely. Matt, Lane.. For me, Kristen in the jury house..
Brendon: For us, we have to make sure that whoever we keep in this house and don't put up as a nominee isn't gonna screw us over next week and put us up.
Hayden: Who do you feel is that person?
Brendon: We don't know...
Rachel: Honestly, I trust you Hayden.. I feel like, if you don't go up, you'll (return the favor and keep us off the block). With Kristen.. I don't know what happened.. We were good friends...
Hayden says he heard that, not Rachel, but Brendon was targeting him and Kristen, or him and Lane, or him and Enzo... Rachel asks Hayden if he'd feel comfortable telling her who said that, because it's a lie, and it's worse, in trying to break up their friendship.
Hayden: The guy I heard it from said that there was a strong couple that fell off during the endurance competition, and that you were gonna put them up.. and that's me and Kristen... Did you never say you were gonna put us up?
Brendon and Rachel both deny it. Enzo's name comes up as having had idle chatter in the Have Not room about it, while griping about no food and being uncomfortable...
Brendon: Nothing you say to us will be linked back to you.
Hayden: Next time I hear anything like this, I'm coming straight to you.
The Hayden HoH conference continues... They all keep dancing around the topic of naming names.
10:45am BB Calls Rachel to the DR. She gets up to go, hoping this means the comp is now. Talk between Brendon and Hayden. Brendon swears to G-d that he never said he was targeting him and Kristen to anyone.
Brendon: I know you got your honor, and I respect that, but if it's gonna get you farther in the game, and it's gonna get me farther in the game, then f''k the honor, because it's obviously someone trying to pit us against each other, so we just go at each other for 2 or 3 rounds...
Matt's name comes up as a potential for trying to pit them against each other, while keeping himself safe from them...
Hayden: So you didn't say anything to him?
Brendon: So it was Matt... You don't have to say anything more. I know how to set personal aside and get down to business. If Matt's playing that game, then he's back to his old ways... I trust you. Kristen I don't trust.
Hayden: I know..
***Kristen told Rachel flat out that she was targeting the two of them as early as last week.
Hayden: This person said to me, "I heard Brendon and Rachel are going to put up a strong couple, and to me that says you and Kristen... "
Talk turns to Britney, and how she's seriously growing on both of them... Then spins back to "strong couple" or mentioning names...
Brendon: I never... especially to f'ing Matt. As thankful as we are, we still don't f'in trust him. We owe him a week for last week, but it rolls around.
Hayden: I believe you.
Brendon makes a lot more headway with Hayden alone. It's centering around Matt now. Brendon compliments Matt for his stellar game play, even as they came down on the hard end of it... Brendon promises nothing will get back to Matt.
Hayden: I never even said his name.
Brendon: You never even said his name. Absolutely. He's a dangerous player in the game. It's Rachel's decision. He's very dangerous... It's one thing to have someone you can't trust... It's another to think you can, and then he stabs you in the back.
Brendon says he wont tell Rachel about this til after she's spoken to Matt, so it doesn't effect her. Hayden says to see who he throws under the bus...
Hayden: I mean, I know what's gonna happen.. especially after yesterday.. I bet everyone throws us under the bus.
Brendon: Absolutely.. and it's better for us.. People think we're all pissed off at you...
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