Late Afternoon Smackdown, Fall Out & Drama!!
Good afternoon, BB Lovers! As we rejoin our HGs, they're scattered about the house...
Lane & Britney are flirt fighting by the pool...
Monet & Hayden
Monet: I'm not gonna say a lot, because I don't wanna shove things down people's throats, but I think if I stay it's such an in your face move to their whole power trip. I just don't even understand why it's me. She was like, I think you're gonna come after Brendon and myself, and you're such a huge threat... And I was like, Rachel... I dont know what I did. I feel like it's personal... So it's just like, a distant screw I guess.
Hayden: It's just a difficult situation, because I like you, I like Matt..
Monet: I know... I keep telling them in the DR, I'm not even gonna campaign, I'm just gonna sleep all day, and they're like, you can't do that.
Hayden: You can't. You have to campaign. I mean, today's only Tuesday... A lot can change. I've already heard they're thinking of backdooring Matt. Have you heard that?
Monet: I haven't, but... I mean, there are certain people I'm not even talking to, because there's no point.
Hayden: With me, I'm gonna vote the way I wanna vote. I'm not gonna let the house sway me.
Monet: At this point, if it's the majority, it's the house. 2 people are not "the house."
Hayden's giving her hope...
Monet: I feel like Andrew's a wildcard, but at the same time, I feel like he'll wanna vote without putting a target on his back. When I talked to Kathy, she said, I think that hanging around with Britney is hurting you.. There's other people that, I think I have their vote, but what they say and do are two different things... But I'd rather someone just say, you don't have my vote...
But he's not telling her she does or doesn't have his vote.
Hayden: It's just the game.. it makes people crazy. Do you wanna talk more tomorrow?
Monet: I don't want to burden people. I just want to say what I wanna say, and let people think about it. I'd rather know the truth than have a false sense of hope. Also, if you're seriously thinking of voting for me, can you please talk to Lane and Enzo, because i think I can get their votes, but they're worried about what everyone else is doing...
Hayden: I'll definitely let you know before the vote.
Monet: Cool. So, if you wanna talk to me, come talk to me, but I'm not going to pester you.
They finish, then Monet asks if he thinks she should talk to Kristen...
Kristen & Hayden
He's whispering, telling Kristen what Monet just said.
Rachel: They say they have Kristen's vote.
Kristen: Where the f**k do they get that idea?
Hayden: Who said it?
Kristen: I would never. They're probably just saying it to try and get other people to vote for her.
Monet, Britney, Lane
Monet's workin' hard for the money.
Britney: At least you wont go out unanimously. You'll have our votes.
Monet considers making a rude, dramatic exit. Lane warns her against it, saying
Lane: Don't. People are still watching and so is CBS.
Backyard - Couch
Hayden, Kristen, Kathy & Enzo
Just a few feet away from where Monet and Britney are "working" Lane, whom they believe is already in their corner, this crew is relaxing on the couch. They wish it was tomorrow, Thursday, Friday... BB wishes Enzo would put his mic on.
Britney calls over to see when Enzo's preparing his special slop. Soon. SHe tells him not to put so much salsa in it this time.
Enzo: I'm f'in bored. I'm gonna go inside the house and just start something with somebody, just to have something to do.
Britney joins the group on the couch...
Kristen: Did you tell Rachel you had my vote for Monet?
Britney: I don't know where that came from. I would never say that. I haven't said any such thing.
Kristen: OK.. I just don't want Matt thinking he doesn't have my full support.
Dead silence... For several minutes...
Britney's wheels are turning fast as she considers her next words...
You could hear a pin drop...
After 5 minutes of dead silence, Kristen breaks it, talking to Hayden. Then Matt comes outside, blissfully unaware of the tension he just missed and very talkative.
Friendly banter returns. Britney is, thus far, not participating in it.
Matt & Hayden
Hayden fills Matt in on what Rachel said, and that Kristen confronted Britney directly. Matt's pushing the idea that Brendon and Rachel are now trying to backdoor him, because it's dramatic, and it gets everyone pissed at Brendon and Rachel... and it's complete garbage.
Kathy's now been asked (by Britney) if it was her that told... She's very offended, and she tells Hayden and Andrew all about it. Then she heads to the Cabana Room to tell Rachel, and Rachel says she'll ask her directly.
Kathy: I just got accused of making it up, so I'm bringing it to you.
They head outside. Rachel confronts Britney directly.
Britney: I wanna make it clear to you that I never said Kristen was gonna vote for Monet. Why would I say that? Why would I ever think that? Whoever told you that...
Rachel: I assumed you were saying that to try to get more votes for Monet.
Britney: It's not my job to get votes for Monet...
This is ongoing...
Matt & Ragan
Matt: I don't wanna go out there, because it's kinda about me..
Matt spins the whole thing to Ragan. He's holding his head.
Monet: Someone told Rachel that Kristen said that she was giving me her vote... Then...
It's a huge game of telephone.
Monet: The Rachel says, You just have to understand that you deserve to go home over everyone else. You have 10,000 dollars.. You have 10,000 dollars... Then Brendon pipes in... I'm like, you can't fight your own battle without Brendon. And I'm like...
Ragan: Are you ok?
Monet breaks down.
Monet: I'm so sick of crying.
Matt: They're just picking on you.
Monet: I'm like, I never said anything.. I'm just getting drug into this...
Ragan: Please explain this to me.
Monet: Someone went to Rachel and said Kristen was gonna give me her vote. Kristen said absolutely not. I asked Kathy and she was offended even to be asked if she told. Kathy and I used to be close, and I told her, I hate that we've been separated... And that she's always up there, and people told me she said bad things about me... When you actually have a connection with someone, it hurts.
Ragan: I'm so confused.
Ragan: You've had a rough week.
Matt: Yeah, you have had a sh*t week. Don't let her see how she's getting to you.
Monet: That's why I just walked off...
Monet's having a good cry. Ragan gets out of bed to go to the DR/psycho therapy.
Ragan leaves to go outside and find out what and who...
Rachel, Kathy, Ragan
Rachel: I don't want her to feel like I'm attacking her.
Ragan: What's going on?!
Rachel: We're having a house meeting..
Rachel: The recap is, somebody's been trying to get someone to vote a certain way, which is fine... People are trying to get votes. Everyone votes who they feel needs to go home. Britney has been going around saying things. I asked Kristen about it, because Kristen's my friend.
Kristen: Britney's been going around saying she had my vote. I said, no way.
Ragan's still lost. Me too. Someone's lying.
Brendon: I think she just got caught campaigning...
Kathy: Well, she just said she's not been talking to anyone in the house, and we all know that's a lie.
Enzo: I think Monet knows she's goin' home.
They rehash the eye roll, etc...
Brendon: Anyway, she's like, I've got nothing against you Monet, you won 10,000 dollars.
Rachel: I'm like, you didn't talk to me for 13 days, you won 10,0000 dollars, of course I'm nominating you. I feel horrible. As a person, she seems like a really nice girl. As a game player... It's a horrible position.
Ragan: Are you ok?
Rachel: Me? Yeah. She was insinuating that I called her a bitch.
Brendon: Yeah. Where'd that come from?
Kathy: Normal adults would've just asked directly... Me and Monet did talk this morning, but the conversation was about how close we had been in the beginning... So since we talked, Britney assumed it must've come from me.
Brendon: And she made a point that she hasn't been going around trying to get votes for Monet, which is total bs.. but, when in doubt, start crying..
Enzo: Maybe she's too young to be in here.
Kristen: No she's not! (same age)
Enzo: In life, there's gonna be confrontation...
Kathy: And be prepared for it to get brought up.
Talk turns to the general lack of maturity with both Monet and Britney...
Enzo: You almost feel bad...You wanna go and see if she's ok.
Rachel: She made me cry up in HoH, just reacting to her crying.
Enzo: She's cried already 4 or 5 times already. It's like a f'in strategy.
Having dried her tears, but still looking miserable, Britney returns to the backyard couch. There are a few moments of awkward silence before the bunch returns to happy chatter.
If looks could kill...
Kristen, Rachel, Hayden, Britney
Kristen is consoling Rachel and telling her job well done on dealing with it head on. Rachel feels awful that the girls cried, but they tell her not to. Hayden says she was crying because she got caught. Hayden also says that it had already started to spread, because Matt came up to him asking about it.
Ragan comes in and says WTF??
Lane & Hayden, Enzo & Matt
Hayden's trying to get to the bottom of the genesis of the crisis... Lane's more bothered by all the crying. Hayden tells Lane that Kristen and Rachel are in the SR trying to figure it all out and get to the bottom of it. Lane says they'll never get to the bottom of it. Enzo's done with all the tears. He's convinced they're just too young to be in the house.\
The smells of Enzo's cooking distract them...
Hayden: Dude, rosemary smells so good...
Enzo: Yeah... It's not even slop, it's hummus. You don't even taste slop.
We move on to the benefits of slop...
Lane: This is crazy.
Hayden: All kinds of crazy.
Lane: Did you see me? I tried to get in the background. I was all, Hey mom!
Backyard - Couch
Monet & Kathy
Britney: (cryin) I'm not mad at anybody that Monet's going home this week. It's just hard.
Kathy's being a good mom...
Britney: I was never mad at her about it. Even when she nominated me... I was never upset about it. I just don't understand. I guess what I'm asking is, what did I do?
Kathy: You didn't do anything. I think somebody just had to be up next to Monet.
Britney: Do you personally feel like I've done anything to you?
Kathy: I have had my feelings hurt, but it was just petty stuff. I just want Monet to understand, I haven't turned on her. What it all boils down to is the money aspect of it... I know she didn't intend on getting it, but that's 10,000 none of the rest of us have. Another thing is 13 days? That's a long time to not talk to someone.
Britney: I'm saying for you, personally.. I don't want things to be awkward. I want to avoid conflict.
***Does Britney believe the words coming out of her mouth?
Ragan & Kristen are in the Cabana Room doing nice tickles...
BB: Houseguests, this is a lockdown. Please go inside and stay there until further notice.
***Hmm.. there's a new command.
Ragan: I wanna know what the lockdown's about! So when you were in elementary school, did you have tickle trains?
Kristen: Oh yeah!!
5:18pm BBT - Kathy enters. They ask and she starts telling them about what Britney was saying outside..
F 1 & 2
Rachel & Britney
Britney's nose is about to break through my computer screen, she's lying so much. She never wanted to put up Rachel and Brendon and she still doesn't. She's never said she wanted to to anyone, nor has she ever said anything and about either of them...
Britney: I don't know who's telling you these things, Rachel, but I have never lied to you.
Rachel tells Britney how much she genuinely likes her and doesn't understand why they're frenemies.. etc etc... Then..
A new Honesty is born..
Rachel: I shouldn't be saying this, but I want you to know. I wanted to put Andrew up as the pawn, and Matt volunteered to go in his place.
Britney: So Matt knew?
Rachel: He more than knew. He offered himself.
Britney: Matt's playing the game, Rachel. Matt's playing the game. Matt was running around the backyard like a f'in psycho.
Rachel: Matt was like, if you want Monet to go home, you have to put me up.
Britney: He is acting like he is pissed at you for putting him up. SO pissed at you.
Rachel: And he's gonna put up me n Brendon, isn't he? -- I can tell by your look that's a yes.
Britney: He's been acting like he's so pissed at you.
Rachel: He even said to me, I want it to look like it's a surprise..
Britney: He said to me, if he and I were final 2, he wante dme to throw it to him, so he could get the revenge.
Rachel: I knew he would do this.
Britney: Who knows who he's telling the truth to, but he's been saying this in front of groups of people, not just me.
Rachel: I guarantee he would, Britney.. I guarantee he would.
Rachel's turn to cry.
Rachel: And he's been coming to me and Brendon, talking sh*t about you and Monet.
Britney: And he's been saying to everyone else... I told him I would put up 2 other people... And he's all, you wouldn't put up Rachel and Brendon after all this.
Rachel: I KNEW he would do this.
Britney: He is PLAYING the game.
Rachel: I called it. I called it before it happened. And because of that, I was gonna put up Andrew.
The honesty continues...
Britney: "Anyone who would align themselves with a showmance is an idiot." Those are his exact words.
Rachel: Do you mind if I call Brendon up here? Do you think he's the one who started the rumor that Monet had Kristen's vote?
***Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!
Britney: Thank goodness this conversation, cuz Wow!
Rachel: Double wow!
Britney: You have to get Brendon up here now.
BB: Houseguests, this is a lockdown. Please go outside and close the sliding glass door.
Britney: I'm so sorry you got played, Rachel.
And head outside...
You really must watch this and the 20 minutes before on flashback. MUST!
Rachel and Britney head to the hammock...
Britney: He's gotta be shitting his pants right now...
Brendon comes over & they fill Brendon in on what's going on...
Britney: He has been playing both sides very very well.
Brendon: We kinda figured that was coming.
Britney: I had no idea. The fact that he volunteered? And now I remember the two of you asking, how was Matt acting. And now I realize, it's because he volunteered to go up.
*** Bubbles. Ok, Rachel and Brendon... Now you know. The problem is this: Votes. Matt just created a self-fulfilling prophecy. Congrats Matt. Now they will be after you and try to flip the house.
6:05pm BBT - The talk continues...
Britney: He's been straight lying to the whole house. He's been like, I don't want Monet to go home, because then we're one less on numbers...
Rachel: Straight lying to the whole house.
Britney: He is crapping his pants right now, I hope he's wearing a diaper. The whole house is sitting there going, wait, didn't they just yell at that girl...
Rachel: He never banked on the 2 of us talking.
Britney: This is awesome.
Rachel: I can't believe that he said he would put the 2 of us up.
Britney: Do you want me to not say anything?
Brendon: Not yet... Let us figure out what to do with it...
Britney: So what do you want me to do?
Rachel: With all the drama with Monet, is she gonna come after us?
Britney: If you give us safety this week, then I'm sure she wont.
Rachel: It's gonna be hard getting the vote to flip... And after today especially..
Brendon: He's gonna have to go.
Rachel: He's worse than Annie.
Britney starts working for Monet...
Rachel: So what do we do, call Matt out in front of the whole house right now?
Brendon: Thing is, as soon as we do, Matt goes into freak out mode... The shorter the time between calling him out and the vote, the better.
Britney: I think it would be better for you guys to talk to people individually... and that way, he wont even know... until he's out.
The feeds are on fire, folks! Spark em up! If you need em, the free trial is right here!
***Via Michigan Man - "Matt did do that stuff & say that stuff, but Brit & Monet came up with this whole strategy as soon as they got on the block. They were going to say it about Andrew. This is their Natalie/Kevin big lie. Matt played into it, kind of like Michelle did, by not denying it but it was still theirs to begin with."
Brendon & Rachel
They're taking it all in and considering all the possibilities.
Brendon: We may have to bring Ragan in on this one. This is a huge decision. Do you think we can trust him not to say anything.
***not so much.
Brendon and Rachel debate the merits of sending one home over the other... and back and forth...
Backyard lockdown still in progress...
- Monet & Britney shoot pool.
- Matt's sitting on the edge of the pool area...
- Rachel, Kristen, Ragan, Enzo, Kathy are on the couch.
- Lane' & Hayden are practicing with the giant golf clubs.
- Brendon's on the weight bench.
HGs: Nobody's singing!
BB: Houseguests, the lockdown is now over. You are free to move about the house.
Ragan makes a bee line up to HoH, as do Kathy and Rachel. She fills them both in on everything just got revealed by Britney, and she's talking really fast.
Feeds 1 & 2
Rachel, Ragan, Kathy... then Brendon
Ragan: I'm sorry. None of this makes sense to me. What revenge.
Rachel: You were in the room, Ragan. He volunteered to go up, and said please don't tell anyone, so I look blindsided... I knew it! And he's the one going around saying the whole Kristen thing. He said it to Hayden.
Kathy's got a lot to say, mainly about Britney. Ragan's doing a lot of listening.
Please watch this on flashback as well. Rachel is all over the place. They all are.
Ragan: I adore Matt, on a human level. I feel very weird on this situation, and I feel like if there's all of this talk about who said what, I think the fairest thing to do, because I can just go off of my experiences with Britney and my experiences with Matt.
Brendon: He also knows better than to say anything about you.
Ragan: I think the safest, fairest thing to do is to have a meeting and smoke it out. I'm getting emotional just talking about this, because I think he's straight up a good guy. If he's being honest, and the goal is to get to the truth, I think the fairest thing is to get people down there and have a conversation about this. I would do the same thing for you.
Brendon: I'm afraid also that Matt's gonna deny it...
Ragan: But it's the 3rd parties who are implaicated.
Rachel: I respect you as a game player, a person and a friend. That's why I came to you. That's why I always come to you...
Rachel lays out the structure of this meeting.
Rachel: I think Matt's Ronnie.
Ragan: You know what? If he's lying, I'll be the 1st person to say, that's it, you're done. You dug your own grave. I'll tell you this, when he and I were talking last night, he never once mentioned you as targets.
Rachel: Because it was you, Ragan! He knows we have a relationship.
***Ummm... I transcribed that conversation this morning for the overnight, and if I remember correctly, Matt definitely brought up Brendon, and Ragan agreed.
They decide there must be a house meeting, because if you call them up individually, there's too much opportunity to lie.
Rachel: So you think they're last ditch efforting it?
Rachel: Well, this house meeting is gonna seal both of their fates.
I'll say it one more time: Spark up the feeds NOW!
You must see this on flashback. I can't do it justice...
Rachel has her say... which Ragan immediately undermines and redirects... Then Britney...
Matt is spinning it as a situation of bullying and strong-arming from Brendon and Rachel...
Is today the day you stop watching the other kids
have fun from the sidelines, and join us?
We're Waiting! ;)