BB12: Monday Morning - Who Will Britney Pick?
Good Morning BB Enthusiasts!
It's Monday, so you know what that means? Lots of intrigue on the live feeds before the PoV Ceremony and even more drama after!
This morning there are two operations in effect: Operation Keep Ragan Away (OKRA) and Operation Evict Matt (OEM).
Matt is fully on board with OKRA as it involves him keeping Ragan far away from Britney before the PoV Ceremony starts, while the rest of the house (Hayden, Lane, Enzo and Brendon) stays in Britney's ear about nominating Ragan to replace Brendon. This is a fictitious operation for Matt's benefit which serves as a perfect smoke screen for what is really going down - OEM.
Lane, Enzo and Hayden managed to talk Britney off the fence she was wavering on yesterday afternoon and early evening. Ragan was pushing hard for her to put Hayden up as a ReNom, and it looked like he had succeeded until BG3D got in her ear to put Matt up. They have given her assurances that their goals are her goals, namely targeting Brendon, for a change. The crowning promise of safety next week, to bring her into Final 4 with them, seems to have sealed the deal; but you never know in the BB house!
For more details on the events leading up to this morning, please read Carolyn's epic Live Overnight Report!
I predict a more active morning than it has been the last couple of days, as we watch the BB inmates scramble for another week of life in the BB house.
9:02 AM BBT
Wakey, Wakey House Guests! There's no time to waste!
9: AM BBT
They're up! Let's go!!
- Brendon, Lane and Matt are in the kitchen. Brendon is making coffee. Lane is at the sink.
- Matt joins Hayden in the bathroom. Matt wants to "get this thing done."
- Penguin Enzo comes out of the bathroom.
Matt joins Enzo outside.
Matt: Big day today. Gotta get this thing working.
Enzo: Is she up?
Matt: She came down earlier. I'll go up in a bit. Get phase one started. Then I will keep Ragan away.
Enzo: You think she'll be okay with it?
Matt: I like Ragan but I'm okay with him leaving.
He goes upstairs and Britney shoos him away because she just got out of the shower. He goes back outside, a nervous ball of energy.
- Meanwhile Brendon and Lane are joking around about what they're about to do to Matt.
- Outside, talk has turned to music which has unleashed Skippy.
Full Service Veto Holder
Matt goes inside, and Enzo tells Brendon that Matt wants them to throw Ragan under the bus. Hayden says the same. Brendon asks how OEM is going. Hayden and Enzo say they feel pretty good that Britney will put up Matt. Hayden tells Brendon that Britney's worried that she is Brendon's target. Brendon wants to talk to her and reassure her.
Britney is upstairs putting her game face on.
9: 50 AM BBT
Lane brings Britney up a cup of coffee. After a few minutes of teasing about the coffee and how she looks, he sits down at the table.
Lane: Did you get enough sleep?
Britney: Yeah. I was talking to Enzo and Hayden.
Britney: And what... I'm freaking out.
Lane: What are you freaking out about?
Britney: I have to depend on other people for the rest of the game.
She goes through the same scenarios.
Lane: This plan. No one can win except us.
Britney: That's what scares me.
Lane: What are you thinking? Putting up Ragan and Matt stay?
Britney: It's better for Matt to go home... If one of Matt and Ragan leave, we're the only pair in the house.
Lane: No. You'll see when this is over.
Britney: Okay. I'm putting my trust in you.... If I find after this show is over that you're in another alliance and playing me, I will kill you...
Lane: Do you think I have the brain power for that?
Britney: You better have the brain power to win HoH.
Lane: Why is your TV not on?
Britney: I was in the shower. (She turns on the spy screen) Matt tried to come up here this morning.
Lane: I know he was up all morning... He wanted me to come up here and throw Ragan under the bus.
Lane keeps asking her if she's sure she wants to put Matt up, and she says she is. Then...
Lane: Can you get engaged twice?
Britney: You will. You've already been engaged once.
Lane: No. I mean at the same time...
Britney: Lane! I'm trying to have a serious conversation.
When the feeds come back, Lane is going through scenarios that bring them to final four.
Britney: I was talking to Hayden. I don't think he's with Enzo.
Lane: I told you.... Hayden is our spokesperson for the other side.
Lane and Britney spend the next 5 minutes strategizing on who will go downstairs to avoid Matt, finally deciding on both going downstairs. Matt and Brendon zero in on the kitchen almost immediately... Lane dumps her and goes outside. As she goes upstairs, Matt asks her to join.
Do the Penguin Crunch.
10:08 AM BBT
Britney: You know.
Matt: I hate bothering you on your birthday... Freaking out Brit. What's going on?
Britney: You know what's going on! I don't know what's going on. You know the position I'm in. We didn't win that veto.
Matt: But how did I get placed in this position to be replacement nominee?
Britney: This isn't easy for me. We didn't win the Veto. Now I have to send someone home. I don't want to put up Lane. Ragan didn't get to play Veto...
Matt: You picked me to play Veto and now I'm in this position.
Britney: I chose you as House Guest choice... so you could play... I played the Veto. I didn't win anything. I opened Pandora's Box and I got punished.
Matt: I got punished too in a way...
Britney: No you didn't. You got a power.
Britney goes on to emphasize that she is alone in the game. Matt counters that she has Lane; and she says that he has Ragan.
Matt: I don't understand why people think we're a pair.
Britney: He was up here campaigning for you.
Matt: I didn't ask him to do it... I wouldn't campaign for him. I'm here for Stacey... (**eyeballs STAT)
This goes in circles.
Britney: I don't want to put up any of you guys... If I put up Hayden, Enzo will go home. From my standpoint, I don't think it's fair for Enzo to go home in a costume with no clothes, when he fought in the competition.
Matt: What about the rest of the game I've been busting my ass on? He competed this week, but I have been busting my ass this whole time.
Britney: I agree. But the only mistake you made was in week 3. One of them would have been home, and the other would have been picked off, and it would be a different house.
Matt: But you're saying that Enzo has been busting his ass this week, but I have been busting my ass every week.... (and he brings up Stacey again)
Britney: It's a horrible position for me. I wanted Brendon gone, and now I'm in this position.
Matt: That's why I'm saying if I stay, I will go after Brendon.
Britney: I don't know. The point is I'm not safe here no matter what.
His constant hammering at Britney reduces her to tears.
That doesn't even make him skip a beat. He brings up Stacey again. He brings up the fact that he will be public enemy number 1.
10:29 AM BBT
Brendon comes in and asks for a moment. Britney sends him away.
10:32 AM BBT
BB: Britney. Please go to the Dairy Room.
She wants to blow dry her hair first and Matt does not budge. Skippy intervenes...
(**Commencing Operation Evict Skippy)
10:38 AM BBT
Hayden: When I had to put up Brendon and Rachel, I felt badly. When we evicted Annie, I felt horrible.
Britney: Matt is the stronger competitor.
Hayden: I think Ragan took a dive on those two endurance competitions, but I do think that Matt is a stronger competitor.
Britney: I feel bad that I have to take Matt out, when Ragan was throwing me under the bus hard core last week. On the other hand, Matt had the DPoV and he didn't have to.
Hayden: He said that he wasn't going to use the DPoV unless he was on the block which means he wouldn't save Ragan (or you).
Britney: He wants Ragan to go up. I think he's tired of being associated with Ragan because it has come back to bite him.
Hayden: Wait. He knows that I'm not going to go up?
Britney: I told him you're a good guy and I don't want to put you up. And it's weird because he didn't suggest you. He suggested Ragan which tells me that he's tired of the association.
Hayden: You need to do what's best for you.
Britney: I need Brendon gone so bad.
Hayden: If Brendon goes to the end, I think he would win everything. He would have to win HoH and PoV from now on. though.
Britney: I want Brendon gone so bad.
Hayden: I told you, if I win HoH, I'm putting up Brendon and Ragan.
Britney gives Hayden an overview of Matt's case. Britney says he's not that huge of a competitor. They talk in circles some more and Britney reluctantly asks Hayden to send Brendon up.
Feeds cut to the backyard where Hayden is telling Enzo and Lane about his conversation with Britney. He tells them that Matt was throwing Ragan under the bus.
10:52 AM BBT
Brendon: Everybody has to win PoV... We have 5 people versus one. Ragan won one PoV. The odds are against him.
Britney: The odds were stacked against you and look at you... I'm basically taking someone out of the game for you. Someone who has pledged his loyalty to me.
Brendon: Loyalty? Matt was downstairs throwing Ragan under the bus.
Britney: I know. But this is me... I put you up and I apologize...
Brendon: I trust you more than Ragan. I need you in the game. These guys will go after us when he's gone... We need to work together.
Britney: All I'm asking from you is that I am safe no matter what.
Brendon: There is a very good opportunity to flip it around and keep Ragan on our side.
Britney: Even if it's double eviction, it's going to be fast fast fast...
Brendon: Even if it's DE, he will be so out of it, he won't win anything.
Britney: We can't count on it. I'm just concerned that I will be your next target.
Brendon: You leaving will not benefit me.
Britney: I think you and me know if we make it to final 2, it's the most fair. We are neck and neck in the game.
Brendon: So you and I are on the same page...
Brendon: I'm not coming after you.
Britney: As long as you're not coming after me, I want you in the game.
Britney hammers home that she doesn't want to go home if Ragan wins Veto. Brendon suggests that they sit down this week and map out a strategy. They seem to be working through a final 2 deal, but how true that is, only time will tell.
They go around in circles some more, and finally hug it out.
11:04 AM BBT
Enzo: So what's Matt doing now? Throwing Ragan under the bus?
Britney: Hard core.
Britney then tells him about what Matt said about Ragan and Enzo.
Enzo: You swore on your family. I trust you. I swore on my family. You're safe until final 4... Then all bets are off. We win HoH. Brendon goes home. We put Brendon up. We put Ragan up.
They go on to say that Matt's move to throw Ragan under the bus, sealed his faith, making him totally untrustworthy. It's a short conversation, and the come downstairs.
With a short stop to gape at the Praying Mantis they caught, Britney joins Ragan at the hammock.
11:13 AM BBT
Britney: I just want to make sure that you know that no matter what happens, that I love you... I'm here for you, no matter what.
Ragan: Oh Britney... I think I'll be out the door right after him,
Britney: No you won't. Brendon will be out the door.
Ragan: They will fight as hard as they have for PoV. Hayden and Enzo will not try. They have not won a single competition, not because they can't. Because they don't want to. And even if they did, they won't put Brendon up. If Brendon doesn't win the PoV, maybe he will be put up...
Ragan: I just strongly feel that way... and that position we're in... even if I win HoH, then the they will all be in the following one...
Britney: So will I.
Ragan: But the next one will be physical...
Britney: I've gone through every option, Ragan.... I am playing with my conscience... I don't want to put you up. It doesn't feel right for me to send Enzo home in a penguin suit with no clothes when he is the only other one who showed up to this competition.
Ragan: son't you think that's strange that Enzo decided to fight in these two competitions.
Britney: I do. but so did we...
Ragan: I know I'm saying, don't you think that's strange? You're HoH. You do what's best for you. I won't hold it against you.
Britney: I have been thinking what's best for me... and I don't want to lose you....
Ragan: You won't...
Britney: A lot of people have been in my ear all day to put you up... (*You mean Matt, right?)
BB: Britney. Please go to the Diary Room.
Ragan: See? That's why I told you I'm next....
Britney: You're not. People will say anything not to be put up. I have no reason to lie to you and say that people are throwing you under the bus. I just want you to know I have your back.
Ragan: Thank you....
After trying to reassure him a bit more, she finally goes to DR.
Inside, everyone is pacing like they're in a delivery waiting room while blowing smoke up Matt's shorts...
11:34 AM BBT
BB: Brendon. Please go to the Diary Room.
This is it! PoV Ceremony!
11:51 AM BBT