BB12: Beginning of Friday the 13th
Good Morning BB Lovas!
Happy Nomination Day!
The game has reset in BB fashion, and there will be much activity on the live feeds today!
From the nomination chair to the HoH bed, Brendon went yesterday. As the evening unfolded, a couple of key game-related developments came to light. Brendon's target seems to be Ragan not Matt, however he or Britney will no doubt be joining Ragan on the nomination block. That's not surprising. What is newsworthy, however, is Brendon's rise in estimation in Hayden's and Enzo's eyes over Matt. Matt saying that he might use the PoV on Ragan or Britney (which also gives us an indication of his thoughts on using the DPoV), has made him suspect in their Brigade eyes. They also think that Britney leaving the game would bring Lane back more solidly into their alliance, so look for some possible pushing on their part to get Britney out of the game first.
For a better look at the events after the HoH Reveal please refer to Carolyn's Overnight Report!
This morning and afternoon, we will be looking at meetings and campaigning before the Nomination Ceremony gets underway, followed by its aftermath. What a better way to celebrate Friday the 13th? :)
8: 52 AM BBT
Matt is already getting creeped out. He hears some noises, like barrels dragging. He gets up to investigate. Then can't seem to settle down, as he pops up from the blankets every few seconds. Something has spooked him....
9: 20 AM BBT
Matt & Ragan are up and and about. Ragan lies down in the Cabana, Matt goes to the washroom. and joins Ragan.
Matt: I know that something's out there. I'm probably just losing my mind.
Ragan: I was just lying in bed.
Matt: It started about an hour ago. You didn't hear them?
Ragan: (yawning) It's cold in there...
They speculate about what's going on outside. (They are on Lock Down.) Matt thinks a luxury challenge maybe?
Ragan: I don't know what to do...
Matt: About what?
Ragan: This situation.
Matt: We do the best we can.
9:27 AM BBT
Wakey, Wakey House Guests! It's time to get up and face your new reality!
9:38 AM BBT
Brendon is getting dressed in HoH and comes downstairs.
Matt and Ragan have moved to the hammock. Lock Down over.
Ragan: I have been thinking about my position in all of this and how I got to this point... If he were a logical player, he wouldn't have us as targets. But he isn't a logical player... SO if I go through how I got here and the reason for the fallout. The reason they didn't go out in week 3 is because of the two of us. Then Rachel got HoH and totally (lost it) it made it impossible not to put them up.
Matt: You're not a direct target. You're a target but you're not public enemy number one. YOu have a better chance of arguing that point. How I got here, I understand sort of. For you, you didn't put him up. You saved him week 3.
Ragan: If he can't see that it's been impossible in the house, after Rachel became HoH the second time. It was impossible.
Matt: Giving up is not a great idea.
Ragan: He's not, when it comes to thinking things through, he's not very smart. He doesn't understand the interactions in this game. He doesn't get it.
Matt: Maybe he didn't understand because he was wrapped up in Rachel. She's gone now...
Ragan: He wants your blood though.
Matt: Right. He doesn't want your blood. And in the meantime I'm going to try to play for Veto.
Ragan: How do we get out of this week. I just don't know how we get out of this week.
Matt: Giving up is not an option... You and Brit were talking in bed, this is a blip on the radar. This isn't it for me. This is an opportunity that I need.
Ragan: I would never in a million years put you under the bus. But if I could talk my way out of going up. Say he puts up you and Britney, and one of you win PoV which is likely... I just feel the way he operates. He goes after...
Matt: That's how Rachel and Brendon played the game. We don't know how he plays the game without her. Poor lonely b*stard in the HoH...
Ragan: When she had her meltdown after her second HoH and I talked to her, and told her she was killing her game. She wouldn't see it, and I couldn't associate myself with that...
He goes on to say that he felt baited by Rachel when she continually referred to him and Matt as an alliance. He says there are no alliances in the house, just a series of friends.
Ragan: I don't like the fact that Hayden and Enzo said that they changed their minds at the very last minute.
Matt: What do you mean?
Ragan: After the eviction, he said the house flipped at the last minute. (When it isn't the case)
Matt: You can certainly tell him the people he is trusting, he can't.
Ragan: The thing we actually have in our favor... if a deal is made. That deal means something. There is a history in this game that proves that. He can't say that for anyone else.
Matt: I would agree. We are both very straight forward people. To a fault...
Matt tells him that he shouldn't worry about him when he talks to Brendon. Ragan insists they are a package deal. Matt thinks it would implicate him less if he doesn't include Matt in the deal...
They gone on to remunerate all the reasons Rachel became a villain in their eyes.
BB: Matt, Ragan. Did you change your batteries?
They get up, on their way inside, Ragan says good morning to Kathy who is having a smoke.
Matt: Do you know the answer to that question already? You condescending f*ck. Just kidding. I love you Big Brother.
Britney, Matt & Ragan meet up in Storage. Matt and Britney join Lane and Enzo in Jumanji. Britney and Ragan leave and Enzo tells them that Ragan and Britney will probably go up. He is worried that one of them will win PoV and put up one of the Brigade members. Matt says, "I see." Matt wants Brendon out. Enzo wants everyone except the Brigade out. He is fired up against Britney and Ragan who have been acting like babies (edited for content.
10:15 AM BBT
Ragan goes up to HoH.
Ragan: And do it begins... We have to talk.
Brendon: Absolutely.. First I want to apologize for the personal attacks.
Ragan: I understand... it was heated... We'll get to that. The first thing I want to discuss how the wheels of our friendship fell off and Second where do we go from here. I don't blow smoke up people's asses. I am straight up. I was on team Brendon and Rachel. During the surf board competition, I wouldn't get off unless Matt agreed to keep the two of you safe. The first thing that made me upset with the two of you was when Matt put up Kathy and Andrew. When we went into that PoV, I was the only one rooting for you....
Brendon: I remember.
Ragan: I was the only person who had your backs. The first time I went WTF was when you were campaigning for Andrew to stay... that to me told me that you and Andrew have some kind of deal and working together. What made me angry, out of everyone in the house who you could have pulled aside and said this is what's going on... I felt it was straight up duplicitous... The seed was planted there. Where am I in this equation... So the second thing was Rachel's meltdown after her second HoH made it impossible for anyone not to put the two of you up (**paraphrasing) After having this long conversation with her saying that she can't do that. She had this long speech during the nomination ceremony she told Kristin and Hayden that it was just for TV.
Brendon: I know. I told her that she was being dramatic.
Ragan: So during the PoV competition when she broke down after I gave her the 5k
Brendon: She wasn't upset about that, she was afraid that Kristin would get the PoV.
Ragan: It made me feel awkward and implicated.
Brendon: No she was worried that Kristin might still get the PoV. I know I was perplexed at her behaviour as well, but she told me that.
Ragan: My worry was that implicated me.
Brendon: I don't think you need to worry about that.
Ragan: I was asked that in the DR...
Ragan: So the next thing that happens is the next HoH competition. Everybody going into that competition was saying Brendon and Rachel are going up. The only way you were not going up was you winning HoH or me winning HoH. That competition was a complete mind f*ck. I went into DR (Bubbles) When I brought Kristin into the HoH room...
He tells Brendon about when he tried to get Kristin and Rachel to work together. Then he goes on to say that there are no alliances just friends. He goes on to reinforce the fact that everyone was gunning for Brendon and Rachel during the paint can competition.(** He is spinning that the reason he stayed that long in the competition was to protect them.)
(*What I find interesting in this is why Ragan didn't sit down last week with Brendon and Rachel to air these issues. Would he had even bothered if Brendon had not been HoH?)
He goes on to explain his reaction to Rachel's implication that he and Matt were in an alliance in the Cabana. He says he got angry that they assumed he was in Matt's ear to get them out.
Brendon: The whole Andrew thing... I did feel for him and we were friends. I thought we were cool and he wouldn't put Rachel and me up. Him going around telling people he would put us up, was to protect himself...
Ragan: Well that's another piece in the puzzle... I had a conversation with him saying I don't agree with the things he's saying (against Brendon and Rachel). He said you haven't had a conversation with Brendon? I love him...
Brendon: I thought that we were cool with him. I thought he was not associating with us because we were a virus.
Ragan: The way I saw it was that the two of you (Andrew and Brendon) were keeping the two of you secret. I don't have a problem with this. It's part of the game... I just felt cut out. Here's where it gets personal. I have a long history...
Brendon: I'm sorry, it was impulsive, I put you as a have not.
Ragan: I understand. I realize what you were doing with Rachel was chivalrous.... given what I have been through in my life. For someone who I have cried to about being bullied, to bully me... Truly, and I say this from my heart, I got in trouble in this game because of the friends I made in the game, and that's including you... The minute I started feeling bullied, I immediately shut down... when I was having the conversation in the Cabana and you came in and I felt bullied...
Brendon: I honestly would not have come in if it was just you and Rachel, I would not have come in. I thought it was Matt... Britney told me "they are going at it.." so I came in.
Ragan explains to Brendon that the reason he didn't want to talk to Rachel was not to be mean but because he knows when he's angry he knows to walk away otherwise he will make it worse.
Ragan: When things went off was when Rachel's version of events versus my version of events...
He goes on to explain the maniacal laughing incident after she came in DR. He tells him to ask Enzo, that's what happened. He explains the incident in the hammock almost exactly the way it happened.
Brendon says that he wants to apologize to Britney again. He explains that his whole behavior was a way for him to go over Rachel. Ragan tells him that he has seen him defending Rachel even though he Brendon doesn't agree with the way Rachel does things.
They apologize to each other. (**Game or not, this is a very open and hopefully healing conversation.)
Ragan: Now let's talk future... I think that the game changes for you because you are playing as an individual... so here's my pitch... I think that you are an intelligent person and you can probably sense what is going on in the house despite what anyone might be saying to you...and this is a sentiment that existed since week one is... I will give you the same advise I gave Rachel... Be observant.
Brendon: Just to clarify the sentiment is that now that Rachel is gone and I am next?
Ragan: Yes. You need to think what each person will do if they win HoH... one thing that I have on my side is that neither one of us (Matt) will make a deal with you that we don't have intent on keeping and lie to your face... I think that you're probably aware that there are people who will tell you what you want to hear and will cut your throat the next week. And I am not one of those people...
Brendon: I believe you... you being an emotional person you will be genuine (*paraphrasing) I want to give people the benefit of the doubt. This conversation made me trust you and I want to apologize for all the things that happened. I give you my word. I won't stab you in the back...
Ragan: I can promise you right now in the game, if you do not make real deals this week and you don't win the power of Veto next week, you're gone.
Brendon: I figured that.
Ragan: I wanted to come to you early in the day because everyone will want to come up. Think of how people will be playing and have been playing the game. I'm not sitting pretty right now but I have had your back... and this last week we definitely had our problems and the one thing I can tell you I have not lied to you... and there are people you will have conversations with today that have done so... I will leave you with an analogy... (**I spaced out) I am open to making deals.
Brendon: I'm open. I can see paths. I can see the forest for the trees. Rachel and I see things see differently and play the game differently and I would have played it differently (without her).
Ragan: If Britney or Matt leave, and I don't want them to, I would have only one person in this game, and that puts us in a similar boat... If I go up against Britney or Matt, I go home. Lane, Enzo and Hayden are a package...
Brendon talks over him at this last point and doesn't hear. Ragan explains that Kristin going home was bad for his game, but Hayden will have the boys.
Ragan: What's determining the house votes, there is a cluster of votes determining the house. Enzo makes his decisions on what Lane is going to do. Lane and Britney vote together. And it goes from there. That's why the house votes as a block. There is one person that was continuously saying why not get rid of Brendon. Let's see if you can guess who it is, to see if you have a good read on people.
Brendon: Hayden? Kathy?
Ragan: Enzo. To the point that people were asking why Enzo was saying it. That's just a bit of information for you (**Information that is meant to throw Enzo in a bad light but will lead Brendon to conclude that Enzo did have his back because that's what Brendon wanted)
11:02 AM BBT
They hug it out and I get ice for my fingers.
11: 05 AM BBT
Hayden and Matt
Enzo: I don't know why he wants to get rid of him (Brendon)?
Hayden: I know he takes a target off our backs.
Enzo: we need to take him to final 6 with Kathy.
Hayden: Yep. Then he gets HoH and he gets rid of Matty.
They crack up. (**The Brigade have started eating their own..)
They go through several scenarios over the next few weeks. Hayden suggests that they put up Matt and Ragan if they are still there in the coming weeks. Enzo also throws out the idea that it would be great to have final four, them with Brendon and Kathy,,,(*And since they have no power this week, I will save my fingers for the HoH meetings)
11: 22 AM BBT
Brendon & Matt
Brendon: Sorry about the things that went down last week. I wanted Rachel to stay.
Matt: I know... I didn't vote.What's up?
Brendon: You tell me.
Matt: I don't know... You can get rid of me this week because I'm a competitor, and if you keep me if I'm a competitor
Brendon: So it is safe to say if I don't put you up will you reciprocate (*paraphrasing)
Matt: Let me ask this. If one of the two you put up wins PoV then what?
Brendon: Then it will be different.
Matt: Who are your targets?
Brendon: I don't have targets per se.
Matt: So even if I am put up as a renom, I won't necessarily be the target.
(**Note: Matt has made no promises, nor answered any questions. He is sitting laughing throughout.)
Matt: Whatever you decide will be duly noted by me. Good or bad. (He emphasizes that no matter who would have been HoH last week other than Brendon and Rachel, the outcome would have been the same.
Brendon: And I'm assuming if I make a deal. you're good for your word.
Matt: I have been. (**Note the tense. It's very important. Also, he hasn't really made any deals with Brendon)
Brendon: I feel like I would rather someone like you wins the money over someone who doesn't deserve it.
Matt: well, if you go by what you have been spewing the whole time, then you won't put me up.
They end their conversation and both come down. It's Kathy's turn next.
They end their conversation and both come down. It's Kathy's turn next.
11:33 AM BBT
Brendon: There is nothing to talk about. I have already told you you were safe. Real quick whoever we decide that should go home. It will probably be a strong competitor.
Their talk is cut short by the Have Not Lock Down. Brendon tells her he appreciates her for being genuine...
11:37: AM BBT
External Lock Down for Have Not Reveal. General chit chat. (**Is it just me or does the atmosphere feel lighter?)
12: 48 PM BBT
Lock Down over.
No sign of the have not food but small Table!
Ragan: We're like the size of a small family!
Enzo: And one of us is the Saboteur...
They give each other a high 5!
Britney: I was hoping it was the food. I'm hungry.
Enzo: Final 8 is cool, but Final 4 would be awesome... We got the smaller table.
Britney: It's not that great...
Happy, happy, joy, joy hamsters!
12: 57 PM BBT
Britney & Brendon
Before he comes up, she says "G-d. This is going to be bad" and she grabs some tissues to get ready. They talk a bit about his family, nieces, sister.
Brendon: All that aside. Personal stuff, I want to apologize for all the things I said last week. PoV, I did that because I wanted Rachel to stay.
Britney: I understand why you did that... at the same time I will stand up for myself.
Brendon: And that personal stuff I said when I was out there, I was upset that Rachel was being targeted. That stuff was directed at Ragan. I know how hard it is to be without Rachel and I know how hard it is for you to be without Nick. I'm sorry I said those things about telling you that Nick would cheat on you. I'm sorry I hurt you.
Britney: You did.... (*She cries)
Britney goes on to say that she hadn't turned against Rachel...