Big Brother 12: Monday Morning, July 26th
While the rest of the house sleeps, Brendon and Rachel are outside on the couch talking all kinds of game. Their conversation began right around 8am on Feeds 1 & 2 and is still going now. They're touching on every aspect of the game and every player. I recommend you check out the beginning of the conversation on flashback. We join the conversation already in progress at 8:27am. Rachel now seems on board with keeping Andrew over Kathy.
Backyard - Couch
Brendon & Rachel
Rachel: I think when it boils down to it, they're not focusing enough. They play the emotional mind games more.
Brendon: Exactly. That's where they're beating us.
Rachel: And I think Kristen's playing the hang with the boys game.
Brendon: I'm gonna let Andrew know about that... I'm getting Enzo riled up this week..
Rachel: I don't even think Kristen would tell us..
Brendon: The truth?
Rachel: Yeah.. SHe'll just say, we're all good.
Brendon's missing the subtleties..
Brendon: If someone goes back on their word in this game, we're gonna f'in call em out.
Rachel: And we have to find out what was said in the Cabana Room...
Rachel: After PoV. They were talking about us.
Brendon: And you have to be more conscious about keeping your voice down..
Rachel: I'm glad I met you. I'm sorry it was under such stressful circumstances.
Brendon: Me too. But we need to spend more time apart from each other and on opposite sides of the house. If the two of us are everywhere, no one can talk about us.
Rachel: Good point.
Talk turns to Britney... Rachel now trusts her. Brendon, much less so.
Brendon: Going into this HoH, you need to ask her directly, and watch her response, not just her words. I think you might be safe with her, but I think she's going after me.
Rachel: I know you don't trust her, but I do like her, and I do think she's not gonna come gunning for us...
Brendon wants them to focus on winning HoH and Britney is one of his potential targets.
Brendon: She has openly said, to Lane, that she doesn't want to be here...
Rachel: That's really bad for me. Because then Kristen is gonna...
Brendon: Who's she gonna put her up against, because if she even hesitates answering that question, she's lying to you. With Enzo, I've been talking about plenty, and according to him, people you trust are coming after you. I'm not gonna give you any names, because I don't wanna make you more paranoid...
Rachel: The problem is, there's no one obvious for Britney to put up.. unless it's Andrew and Kristen...
Brendon: We can't keep putting up Andrew...
He tries redirecting it to Hayden & Kristen's couple status.
Rachel: I've been pushing that to Britney for 2 weeks now, and she's resistant.
Brendon: You need to keep pushing Hayden/Kristen as one person...
Rachel: I don't know if you've noticed this, but Kristen hasn't exactly been lucking out in comps.
Brendon: She's not very athletic. She's more concerned with how she looks. That doesn't make a good athlete.
Brendon goes inside to fix himself more tea and grab another cup of coffee for Rachel...
Rachel: If you won HoH this week who would you put up?
Brendon: I'd probably put up Kristen and Lane.
Rachel: I think I would too.
Brendon: They haven't had to play. I guarantee you, if she were under any kind of pressure, she wouldn't be able to hold that calm facade.
Talk turns to Kristen's game play... They disagree about whether or not she has game skill...
Brendon: She's a weak competitor. She's also attached herself to a guy, which a lot of women do in this game... When that happens, 99% of the time, the guy's gonna be more of a target than the girl.
Rachel: Brendon, I think I'm more of a target.
Brendon: I'm glad you think that, but if it's you against me on the block, I'm goin home. The girls might send out out, bt all the guys will gun for me.
Talk turns back to the meeting...
Brendon: You were coming off as very domineering.. That's why Ragan stepped in. You shouldn't have led that meeting.
Rachel: Maybe I shouldn't be in this game. I suck at it.
Brendon: No one has a perfect game. That's the thing. In this game, your strategy has to keep evolving. Think of Kathy.. She's been watching this game withher grandmother forever, so she knows that the people who float under the radar last forever..
Rachel: And now it's health issues, money issues, home issues... I hate when people play that card. If it was money issues, why didn't you get another job, instead of coming on a reality show? I made sure all my life was tidied up before I walked in the door. I'm here for the experience and the challenge.. I just need to figure out how to make it happen. I really want to win HoH next week, really bad. I really want to give this speech I've had in my head... I'm so sick of this, let's not have any drama.. Really?? What reality show did you sign up for??
Brendon: Well, the people saying that haven't had to play at all yet.
BB: Good morning, Houseguests. It's time to get up for the day.
Rachel: Ah!! Zoolander!!
Wakey Wakey, rest of the Houseguests!! It's time to get up and entertain the live feed viewers! :)
As the rest of the house comes into wakefulness, Brendon & Rachel are grabbing the last moments of privacy for game talk. Rachel needs to make sure Britney and Kristen are still against each other.. splitting her time between the two, and reinforcing to Britney that she's not a target.
Kathy comes out for a smoke, breaking up the strategy session. Rachel heads inside to make omelettes. Inside, Kristen and Hayden have already begun whispering, as well.
Kristen: I'm getting sick to my stomach. Kathy's really upset about what Rachel said to her about you and me.
Hayden: That we're a couple? That we're in a relationship.
Kristen: mm hmm. Either you or me have to win. I'll put her right up. I'm not saying anything to her about it til then...
Hayden: Pisses me off.. Ridiculous. Does she know anything?
Kristen: Nothing. She knows that we like each other, but she has no proof. They wanna get us. I have no doubt in my mind.. Did I tell you this? Rachel told Britney.. She thinks they're total bff's now.. Rachel said, don't worry, I know who I'm putting up, and it's neither one of you.
Hayden: She said that to Britney?
Hayden: Did Britney tell you?
Kristen: No, Kathy did.
Hayden: If Kathy stays...
Kristen: I don't think Kathy's staying.
Hayden: I think it's 50-50.
Kristen: I still don't know what would be better... She's just pissed off, because nobody's really been there for her. Like she and Rachel were inseparable last week, and now Rachel doesn't even talk to her.
Kristen: I love Kathy. I want her to stay so much, but we need to keep Andrew in the house. We made him a promise. We can't go back on it. It sucks having both of them on the block. Yesterday was really rough on me...
Hayden: I can't stand Brendon.
Kristen: I know. And do you remember how, she was definitely trying to get us to sleep together?
Kristen: That should've been the 1st sign.
Lane & Kathy
Backyard - Couch
Lane: Everyone's just trying to figure out how to make it one more week...
Hayden & Kristen
BB: Enzo, please go to the DR.
Hayden: He gets called to the DR a lot.
Kristen: Mm hmm!
Talk turns to Andrew...
Hayden: I could see him being America's Player.
Kristen: I could too! He has so many things to deal with in the house, and he's so quirky... I love him.
Kristen relates some amusing Andrew anecdotes...
Backyard - Couch
Ragan, Brendon, Lane... then Enzo
Ragan: It's hard...
Brendon: For me too... I thought I had it nailed down in my head, but then I keep thinking about it, and I feel bad.
Ragan: The minute I think I seriously have it nailed down and I don't have to think about it anymore, I start thinking about it more...
Enzo joins them, commenting it's chilly out. Brendon says, it's still warmer than our room.. Talk turns to Have Not misery and how to overcome it a bit with cleverly placed towels for extra padding and warmth...
Kathy & Kristen
Kathy: I need something to wear for today when I'm up there lookin like a fool.
Kristen: I'll give you something. You wont look like a fool. Why do they both always get to play in PoV? I'm freakin' out.
Kathy: Just like every other week.
Kristen gets up from her bed.
Kristen: I didn't sleep well last night.
Kathy: Too much on your mind?
Kristen: Too much on my mind and too cold.
Kristen & Ragan
Kristen: I like them both so much, and it's the worst thing fo rme to see them both up there together. I couldn't sleep last night. I feel like a lit of people aren't gonna know until the last minute.. To be honest, whatever the house decides, I'm ok with it, because neither one of em deserves to go, in my opinion, at least.
Ragan: This is so hard.
Kristen: I know. And I feel like a lot of people are going to say, well, if I keep you here, what're you gonna do for me? I don't like that. I've heard people are doing that already.
Ragan: The only person who's approached me is Kathy. I went to Andrew, and I told him that I respected his game and the way he approaches every challenge. Whereas when Kathy approached me, she just said she really wants to be here. Andrew shows it every day.
Kristen: She really does too.
Ragan: I don't wanna argue the case for both of them in my head, and I told Kathy, you should use Matt's offer of his room and call people up there one by one and make your case. I just wanna see a fire in her belly..
Kristen: I know it's there.
Ragan: I feel like, when I look at her, it's like she's given up a bit, and I don't think she should. I just wanna hear from both of them, unsolicited, here's why you should keep me. State your case... without throwing each other under the bus. This is tough.. It's just such a contrast.
Backyard - Couch
Lane, Enzo, Hayden
Lane: Brendon's voting Andrew to stay..
Enzo: He wants Kathy to go home?
Lane: So I wonder if Brendon told Andrew, hey, I'll vote for you to stay, if you
don't come after me next week.
Enzo: I'm tellin you, man..
Lane: I said, why would he do that? He's all, because they've been in the have not room, and he feels bad for him.. And she said, don't tell anyone, because Brendon's the only one who's told me he's voting to keep Andrew. And Kathy's preachin about how we all want the same 2 people out of the house, meaning Rachel and Brendon, but hell.. If Andrew made a deal with Rachel and Brendon...
Enzo: I know, man.
Lane: You know what has to happen.. If some how we could convince Brendon to use the PoV, saying he's backdoor one of us... and then Matt could throw Rachel up on the block. How good tv would that be?
Enzo: I thought of that too, but I doubt he'd go for it.
Brendon comes back out.
Brendon: Enzo, you wanna play a game of pool?
Enzo: You wanna play the champ?
Kristen & Ragan
Kristen: It's hard to watch nobody really watch out to either of them, especially Andrew, because he kind of distances himself... He's non-confrontational.. So it's hard, because nobody's really going to say anything, unless he makes the effort to come ut and talk about it.
Ragan: Well, I did.
Kristen: I think what needs to be done is exactly what you said. Both of them need to go up to the room, separately, and make their case to everyone. That way, no one leave feeling they didn't give it their all.
Ragan: No one wants to leave with regrets.
Both mention that Monet never approached either of them.
Kristen: The next 3 days are gonna be...
Lane, Ragan, Hayden
They're talking about potential HoH comps... Kathy comes out for a smoke, fresh from the DR, withher fighting gloves on.
Kathy: All I'm gonna say is I need to be here. I need to be here for Shane, and I need to be here for medical reasons. I'm not gonna say more than that. It's horrible to be on the block with someone else who doesn't deserve it. If I were to win HoH, I know who I'd put up, and it's none of you.
Hayden: We love ya.
Lane: Do you know votes wise?
Kathy: Brendon said he's gonna vote for Andrew to stay. Rachel says she's gonna vote for me, but don't believe her.
Lane: I thought y'all were close.
Kathy: She'll do whatever Brendon tells her to do... Also, they think they can manipulate Andrew, and they know they can't manipulate me...
Lane: So Andrew probably wont go after them next week, huh?
Kathy: mm mm. They wanted me to vote out Monet, and I did what I wanted to do. I have my own decision making skills. And that scared em.. which it should.
Hayden: So if you win, you'd put up those two?
Kathy: Absolutely. Absolutely. They'd both be up, so they couldn't take each other off the block.
Hayden: Things are gonna get intense in this house.
Kathy: uh huh. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah they are.
Lane: Man, that'd piss me off if I were on the block and Brendon told me that.
Kathy: I'm sure he was just trying to get under my skin. He did the same thing right before the veto comp.
Lane: Keep gettin those votes. You're still far from out of it.
Kathy: I'm just telling you. If I stay and I win HoH, there's no question, there will be no talks. They're going straight up. They're manipulating him, and they can't manipulate me. After nominations, Brendon insisted he be the only one to go talk to him. I thought that was weird. Me n Kristen just wanted to go check on him... That's why I went against them last week.. Otherwise, they're gonna make it all the way to the end.. Unless someone stands up against them.. It's amazing how once she's up there, she's saying what you wanna hear, but once she's out, she's throwing people under the bus.
***Pot, meet kettle.
Lane: I wonder what their game plan is..
Kathy: They keep that hush hush... She's been told to cover the girls and him the guys.. If I'm sitting outside talking to someone, you can bet she's gonna come right out. I better go inside and get dressed, cause this is gonna happen quick.
Kathy goes inside.
Lane: I would love to have Brendon in a bar...
Hayden: ... and kick his ass. Their relationship is just disgusting. She always flaunts herself.
Lane: To me, she's not attractive at all.
Hayden: If we were out of the house, adn she came on to me, I'd take her to take a cab home. She's the girl you stay away from at a bar, cuz who knows what she might...
Hayden & Lane go up to the HoH to talk with Matt. Matt's not there. Lane uses Matt's bathroom, in the meantime. Hayden waits, pacing the room a bit...
Hayden: If 2 Brigade members get put up...
Lane: One would have to win PoV..
Hayden: Say they put up you and Britney, and Britney wins PoV, and then they put up Matt as the replacement..
Lane: They just can't win it. (Rachel and Brendon)
Hayden: That would suck balls, dude. If that happens, that would be f'in worse case.
Lane: It's not gonna happen. They can't win HoH. And with a lot of people still in the house right now, we have better odds of winning it than he does... His odds are better in PoV, because it's a lot of thinkin' stuff...
BB: Kristen, please come to the Diary Room.
Lane & Hayden are still up in HoH, waiting on Matt.
10:36am BBT - Matt enters. Lane's in the HOH WC, I believe.
Matt: I just started heading upstairs, cuz I figured you guys were up here, and Ragan saw me and said, "Can I come?" I said sure.
Enter Ragan. Chatter...
Ragan says the Spy Screen looks like a painting now.
Lane: So have you heard anything with the votes or what people are doing?
Matt: Last I heard it was split. Britney mentioned last night, saying people are campaigning for them, but they're not doing it for themselves.
Lane: Kathy's come to me twice now.. But Andrew hasn't come at all.
Matt: What's your thoughts?
Lane: This is a tough one. I think it's gonna stay a tough one til we're sitting down in front of Julie. Both of has pros, both of em has cons, and both of em are likable... so.. we're stuck in the mud. I think I'm just gonna vote for George Clooney. (<-makes the edit) Lane comes out from the bathroom. Boy poop talk... 10:42am BBT - Still HoH Matt: What're you thinkin', Hayden?
Hayden: I.. I dunno.
BB: Ragan, please come to the Diary Room (so the Brogade can talk)
Lane/Hayden: Good job, DR.
Lane & Hayden share the info Kathy was spewing out on the couch a few minutes ago with Matt... Matt says they should really source Kristen on this to see where Andrew really stands - if Brendon and Rachel are his targets. Matt's got one message, and he hits the replay button. Then he makes sure to remind them that he doesn't care either way.
Lane: Anything we do is gonna be wrong, but which one is the least damage.
Lane pushes the Andrew/Brendon deal angle again. Matt says the house has heavily shifted at this point to keeping Kathy... and perhaps Brendon and Rachel approached Andrew with a deal on that basis, which Andrew may have given them lip service on... Hayden brings up Andrew's celebration at Rachel's HoH win. Lane mentions how Brendon and Rachel are playing divide and conquer with the girls and guys in the house, according to Kathy..
Matt's got a positive Andrew spin for everything Hayden & Lane mention. He commends Kathy for playing the game right now, but takes the opportunity to remind Hayden and Lane, that's what she's doing.
11am BBT - Britney has joined the boys up in HoH.
Britney: All I know is, I'm standing in final 3, holding onto a key, I'd rather be standing there against Kathy than Andrew.
***Carolyn: I'd rather see you standing there against Andrew, but that's just me. I like a good tough final 3 endurance.
Hayden: Britney's makin' sense.
Britney: He does well in the competitions. He's been final 2 or 3 every time.
Lane: This isn't all about you now..
Britney: I mean, I see the pros and cons... Sure, Andrew may go after Brendon, but how does that benefit me?
Matt: It absolutely does. People will be looking more towards getting Andrew out than getting Kathy out. Kathy has more of a propensity to not be put up than Andrew... If Andrew's here, people are more likely to gun for him. Leaving a strong competitor in the house is not always a negative thing, if you yourself aren't the strongest competitor. If people need people to put up, they'd rather put up strong competitors. Everyone wants to take Kathy to the end, because she's worthless. So, put it like this, if you plan to win every PoV, put Andrew out. I'm just playing devil's advocate.
Britney: Andrew's a strong competitor...
Lane & Hayden take off.
Lather, rinse, repeat... Matt's doing his level best to bring Britney to the realization that Kathy does not guarantee her safety at all.
Matt gives an inch when he says that if Andrew's not gunning for Brendon and Rachel, and is in an alliance with them, then absolutely, get rid of him this week.
BB calls one of them to the DR, breaking up the conversation... Rachel heads downstairs.
Rachel & Hayden
Hayden: So, who are you and Brendon gonna put up, if you win HoH?
Rachel: I have a really good idea in my head, and I don't wanna say who, but it's definitely not you. Brendon actually has a different idea. We don't always see eye to eye on everything. Hayden, I trust you 100%, and I would never come after you.
Hayden: So Brendon is?
Rachel: No no no...
I missed quite a bit here. Please check flashback.
Rachel: We trust you 100%. I'm pretty sure I know who's pissed that Brendon and I didn't go up, and who wants us to go home.
Hayden: I wont say who, but there's more than one option. But I will say you guys have options.
Brendon: Is this too much UCLA you think?
Hayden: You're rockin it.
Talk turns to chatter as they continue getting ready for the PoV Ceremony. Kristen enters and Rachel asks her for a bit of fashion advice. Kristen is pleasant as always as she volunteers her best. The two couples get dressed together.
Rachel: Hey Kristen, I want you to know that Brendon and I really like you.. and I hope you feel the same way.
Kristen: I do.. It's just, this week is really tough.
Rachel: I know this week is tough.
Kristen: It's so hard for me.
Rachel: I'm just gonna ask.. If you win HoH next week, would you put us up?
Kristen: I don't know what I would do, but I don't think I would put you guys up... It's obviously what the house would want, but I don't wanna put either of you guys up, ever. And I would hope that that's the same for you..
Kristen: Honestly, if I win HoH, I don't know what I would do... I don't ever wanna put you guys up. This is hard. This week's hard.
Rachel: This week, next week, the reast of the game.
Kristen: Just keep in mind, I have a mind of my own.
***Direct nod to Kathy there, who has managed to turn the house even more against Rachel, in her attempt to stay.
Rachel: I know. That's what I appreciate about you.
Matt & Ragan on the double chaise.
BB: Brendon, please come to the Diary Room.
***The HGs don't mention it, but PoV Ceremony is soon to begin.
Matt: Ya know the best time to keep them alive til? A double eviction week... Assuming they don't win the 2nd HoH...
Ragan: Yes! Yes! And double eviction might be week 5.
Matt: So, that would be good, but I don't know if they'll last that long, to be honest.
Ragan: We would be set up so well.. This is such a funny game... Because there's so much that's out of your hands, but that so directly effects you... and that's why this week's vote is soooo important.
Matt: I guarantee that if we didn't get Annie out, this week, everyone would think I was the saboteur.. because I didn't put Brendon and Rachel up.
11:27am BBT -
BB: Houseguests, this is a lockdown. Please go outside and close the sliding glass door.
***PoV Ceremony about to begin.
Ragan: I don't know what to do with this vote. Keeping Andrew is like, if he really is gunning after Brendon, is keeping 2 alphas to go after each other...
Matt: Keeping 2 alphas who aren't going after us...
Ragan: I was saying in the Diary Room... If Kathy makes it to the final 4, she makes it to the final 2, and the risk of that happening grows exponentially greater every week... Because when big players in this game start targeting each other, she falls farther off the radar every week. I just don't know... It's like hot and muggy. This is what I imagine the inside of a vagina must be.
Matt: It's exactly like this.
Talk turns to exercise... Finger break. ;)
11:37am BBT - BRB Lava lamp bubbles on all 4... PoV Ceremony, anyone? :0)
We'll open a PoV Ceremony Spoiler and Aftermath post... although, since Brendon won the PoV and has no intention of using it, perhaps the post ought to just be called the Afternoon post... Hmm. In any case, the live feeds will return just after the PoV Ceremony, and we'll start a new update at that time.
The HGs have been non-stop today!! I love this game!! :0)
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