Big Brother 12: Tuesday Afternoon, Aug. 17th
Good afternoon, BB Lovers. After a rather quiet morning on the live feeds, the HGs suddenly came to life around 12:30pm BBT, with Ragan bemoaning his slop lot in life, and Hayden & Lane having a strategy session in the Cabana Room beginning at 12:45pm BBT.
For all the details on the morning, please check out Genie's stellar morning post: Early Tuesday Mattinations
As I tune in, Hayden's telling Lane that the only people the 2 of them have a chance again in a final 2 scenario is each other, Kathy or Brendon... Lane decides that Hayden must win HoH this week and put up Ragan and Britney. Hayden says that'll probably lose him their jury votes, and at that moment, Britney's spidey senses send her into the room to join them.
Convinced that this coming week will be a double eviction, Britney's very concerned about Brendon winning PoV, since it will be physical, staying in the house, winning the following HoH and coming after her and Ragan. Ragan joins them in the Cabana Room, just as Britney's finishing her thought. Hayden assures Britney that they want Brendon out as bad as she does...
***not so much.
After a few moments of silence, Ragan leaves.
Britney: What were y'all game talking about?
Hayden: Pretty much the same thing.. Once Brendon's gone, then what?
Britney: Probably everybody has a different agenda for that.
BB: HGs, this is a lockdown. Please go outside and close the sliding glass door.
Britney gets up to get her swimsuit on. Lane does, as well. Hayden's already in his.
Enzo: You been sleepin' too, the whole time?
Lane: mm.. a lil bit.
***Actually, as a matter of fact, Hayden and I were just discussing your ultimate demise, but I wont bore you with the details...
Slowly, they all make their way outside...
It's a very odd week as far as campaigning goes, since both nominees know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that they are safe. Matt is humoring Ragan, with his heroic efforts and constant advice to make sure Matt stays, but that's about all...
Most of the campaigning that's going on actually has to do with next week, in the latest round of Brendon character assassination. Ragan and Matt have made sure everyone knows that Brendon made deals with both of them, and broke them, so he's clearly a low life who cannot be trusted.
Kathy, having received this information and accepting it as gospel, has made it her duty to spread the word to all who will listen. Thinking it will raise her standing with others, Kathy also makes sure to be as nasty as possible to Brendon behind his back, and sweet as pie with him.
The truth: Brendon offered both of them deals, and both of them responded not in kind. Both Ragan and Matt intentionally did not make deals with Brendon guaranteeing him his safety in the following week. They thought their word choices were designed to fool Brendon into thinking whatever they wanted, but such was not the case, and he proceeded accordingly.
OK.. moving right along...
1pm finds our HGs on a lockdown outside.
- Matt's in the pool.
- Ragan, Britney & Hayden are on chaise lounges adjacent to the pool.
- Kathy, Brendon, Enzo, Lane are on the couch. Conversation is stilted at best.
Brendon decides to go lay down on the pool deck, right next to where Matt is in the pool. Or so the angle would suggest...
Here's the wider angle... As you can see, Matt's head is not growing out of Brendon's back.
Couch - Lane, Kathy and a sleeping (or silent) Enzo
Kathy: We can feed the fish twice a day now. The bags are labeled am and pm.
Lane: They're more fun to watch when they're hungry. They attack each other.
Kathy: Kinda like us.
Talk turns to Brendon and his coming demise. Lane's feeding Kathy what he believes she wants to hear... After a wee bit of bashing...
Lane: I'm telling you, there's no friggin way he's gonna win PoV. I'll burn my leg off first.
Talk turns to the Have Nots. Lane believes next week ought to be the end of it. Kathy goes on about how difficult it is for the people on slop. Lane says your body also needs recovery time...
Lane: All I know is, this week, we all have to fight like our lives are on the line. Do not leave until you have blood gushing. I wonder if they're doing just maintenance on cameras, or what's goin' on.
BB: Ragan, please put on your microphone..
***I go to check on Ragan, and he's not talking to anyone.
***Skippy, a 2 shot of Lane & Kathy would be lovely, as they're the ones talking... oh, nevermind. Now, Lane's closing his eyes so he can stop chatting with Kathy.
Oh, the excitement...
BB: Houseguests, the lockdown is over. You are now free to move about the house.
Britney, Lane, Kathy and Ragan head inside to the kitchen. Matt & Hayden stay put outside. Matt checks in with Hayden about the votes. Hayden says it's still the same.
Britney comes back to the pool and asks what they're talking about. Matt lies and tells her "pretzels," and he says it's become a controversy outside the house.
Britney goes on about how unfair it is that she was allowed back in the house at all, and allowed to communicate with Brendon via pretzels, when all of them have given up their lives for 3 months, their jobs in a down economy, etc...
Matt's really pushing the notion that production really blew it on this one. He keeps getting warnings to not talk about production, until ultimately they give up and send us to bubbles.
***But he's not complaining about the power that will save him this week.
Lane, Britney, Hayden & Matt
They're complaining about how ineffective the pool vacuum is, and Britney gives her impression of her pool roomba at home...
Chatter around the pool turns to college football season.. then flights home. Lane wonders if he, Britney and Kathy will all be on the same flight home from Vegas...
Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Brendon's cleaning up after everyone and preparing them food.
Back to the pool, Britney's bopping around in the innertube, Matt's dangling his feet in, Hayden's in a chaise lounge. The conversation has turned to video games... Wii Sports, etc... Britney's hungry.
Brendon fixes Kathy some tea. She thanks him. Then he goes back to doing the dishes.
She asks if he'll be doing all of them, and he says no, just the ones he used. Both of them have already discussed on a few occasions how tired they are of no one else pitching in. Kathy heads back outside.
Gripey McGriperson and company..
Britney: What's Enzo the new Brendon? He comes out here and everyone leaves? You're the new Brendon, Enzo.
Enzo: This days sucks.
Britney: Especially if you're a have not.
Enzo: Let us compete for nothin'.
Britney: Exactly. Just set something up and let us play.
Enzo: When are we getting our grill? Look at that bench set. It's so bootleg.
Britney: You know it's been here since season one.
Enzo: Like f'in Dr Will (**may his name be for a blessing) did something on that.
Enzo starts talking about "a power," then asks Matt directly if he has one. Matt says no, and that he was hoping Enzo had one.
Enzo: If I had the power, would you want me to use it?
Matt: That would be good.
Enzo: Ya think someone's gonna have a power this year? They gonna bring the coup de f'in tata back again?
Britney: I don't think so, because they had the saboteur.
Enzo: There could still be the long lost friends... C'mon.. I feel like i should just go lay down. That's all you can do.
Talk turns to the jury house... Inevitable Rachel bashing ensues... briefly, then they move on to the stipulation they not talk game with each other in the jury house... then...
Enzo: What could possibly sway my vote? I mean the outside world.. Like if I was to talk to my family... Just how's the baby? How's everybody.
Britney: Game's the last thing I wanna talk about if I get to talk to family..
Enzo: I wanna see my wife. I want her to come here...
Britney: How much you think your daughter weighs now?
Enzo: She's gotta be like 30 pounds.
Britney: How old is she?
Enzo: 10 months. She's gotta be crawlin.. talkin... She said "dada" right before I left.. 1st word.
Cam 1 flips to Kathy, Brendon and Hayden on the couch, chattering on about eggs...
This leads to a conversation, started by Hayden about the issues of sustainability with meat eating. Then on to vegetarianism... and the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian. Kathy goes inside to see about the pizza...
Matt & Ragan
They're waiting to talk until Kathy leaves the general area. Rgan gives up and goes to use the bathroom. When he returns, Brendon and Hayden are in the kitchen, so he asks Matt to go outside with him.
Matt: This pretzel thing has me fuming.
Ragan: I just did a DR about it.
Matt: Did they try to justify it to you?
Ragan: Pretty much.
**You guessed it. Bubbles.
Matt: The next veto? The upcoming one?
Ragan: Yeah, and once again, it's a foregone conclusion.
Matt: I'm curious to see what it'll be, even if I'm watching it on DVD.
Brendon, Hayden & Kathy come out and have a seat on the couch.. Hayden and Ragan have fun calling eachother GayGan and Gayden. Brendon engages Kathy in conversation.
Brendon: So will you have to go through retraining when you go home?
Kathy: I might. Target practice. I'll just put the saboteur's picture up there.
Talk turns to smoking. Things they rolled up and smoked as kids. Then on to Kathy's smoking. Hayden says whenever he sees someone with a cigarette or chewing tobacco, he tells them to quit. Hayden tells a story about one time when he was in Vegas, beyond drunk, and he asked a girl for a drag off a cigarette she'd just lit, she gave it to him, and he threw it down...
BB: Houseguests, this is a lockdown.. Please go inside and close the sliding glass door.
In they go.
Dining Area - Hayden, Lane, Enzo, Kathy
Hayden: Today's Tuesday? We could be locked in 'til Thursday.
Brendon: Ya think?
Hayden: Yeah.. Once they locked us in from Tuesday night...
Kathy: Or are they just gonna move the furniture around?
Hayden: Hopefully it's just the furniture.
Kathy: Maybe they just want us to take a nap. That'll be the day.
I go to check on Ragan in the Have Not Room, but he's quiet...
Then Britney walks in. Nap Time for the Have Nots.
Matt's selling the idea that the pretzels and production screwed him and them for the week. Their disgusted that Rachel wears the pants, even from the jury house.
Enzo: We have to be aware that BB listens to every thing we say. We need to f'in flip on them.
Matt: That's what I'm sayin'.
Hayden: Ya know what I mean?
Matt: All it takes is 2 minutes.
Enzo: This guy thinks he's the Lone f'in Ranger..
Brendon Bashing ensues...
Enzo: He's a f'ing.. I gotta new name for him, I'm gonna say in the DR. He's number 3. 'Cause he's number 3 on the evolution charts.
Hayden: Today he was saying, "When I used to squat 500 pounds..."
Enzo: He's got the weirdest body I've ever seen. There's like no muscle. It's like he had a c-section.
Matt: He disgusts me.
Enzo: What's worse is that one of you is probably gonna be hanging out with both of them for a week.
Matt: Better happen. I love that he's calling us cowards too. When we say it, it's true.
Enzo: The guy got nobody. He's upstairs by himself, and he wanted to leave. We kept him. I'd be pissed off too.
Then they start ripping on Britney...
Hayden: Let's go Lane!! Come on Hayden...
Enzo: Oh my God.. all white and pale and sh*t.. Tan your face, yo! Your whole body's tan, except your f'in face.
Enzo: I wonder if the saboteur knows what's going on in the outside world... Score updates? I'd be like, sign me up, yo.
Matt: That's all you'd need? Score updates.
Enzo: There is no saboteur, bro. It's either BB or it's Rachel. But there's gonna be a competition about all those things. When was it? Day 44? I know those motherf'ers by heart.. I'm tellin you, it's gonna be like, we're gonna have to find stuff and put it in order.
Lane: What if it still is a game changing...
Enzo: That could be it. The competition that's done on that night? With all the sayings.. Could be the game changer.
3:24pm BBT - Bubbles...
3:30pm BBT - Feeds are back.
Matt & Hayden
Hayden: So you talked to BB about the pretzels and they basically just said, whoops?
Matt: Yeah. Horrible excuses. They just tried to excuse it..
Hayden: I wonder if it changed his mind.
Matt: I can't believe they let that happen.
***They told her to leave him a message.
Hayden: So next week the Brigade's down to 3 people, no matter what happens... And the only people left are sasquatch..
Matt: Probably not. It's probably double eviction, and ideally he'll go home...
They're running hypotheticals that will not be happening, due to the DPOV.
Matt is setting Kathy up to take a big fall, due to her involvement in pretzel-gate, because she knew about it before the PoV Ceremony, but didn't tell him until after, when he couldn't do anything to protect himself.
Matt: I've been firing Ragan up about it, and he's got a vendetta about it now. So if I'm not here, it's not horrible to keep him around.
Matt starts pushing a Hayden/Enzo/Matt/Ragan final four, in the not gonna happen event that Lane goes home. They both get in a few Britney digs..
Matt: Like I said before, just be straight with me if you guys decide to keep Lane.. Jus ttell me the real reason. I don't wanna feel like I'm talking to Brendon. Just be real with me..
***So I can decide if I'm putting one of you on the block with my DPOV.
Matt: I'm so pissed at Kathy and her sneaky game. It's like, you have a piece of information that could save my life in this game, and you don't tell me til it's too late? I hope they understand that they f'd up big time, and they make this POV f'ing impossible for him to win.
Talk turns to where the target turns once Brendon's gone... Then they do a bit of Jedi Training, with Hayden teaching Matt all the saboteur messages.. Then it's on to Brigade Loyalty and the importance of that to Matt. He goes as far as to say that if Brendon makes it to final 2 against a Brigade member, and it's due to disloyalty, Brendon will have his vote. Same goes for Kathy.
Backyard - Pool
Britney & Lane
Britney's telling Lane that she believes he'll stay, and that Matt's only vote will come from Ragan.
Enzo joins them and talk turns to Chelsia. Both Lane and Enzo say she was "a hot lookin' girl." They all talk about their interviews with her, and how hot the room was.
Lane remembers hearing Rachel's interviews, because she was always in the next room. Britney saw Rachel a lot during "vacation" and started being catty with others about Rachel before the show even started.
Enzo: I just want to win a f'in HoH.
Britney's second guessing herself, and saying how she could have done better in certain comps...
Enzo: Thursday, we compete! Thursday's double v. If it's not Thursday, then what's goin' on?
Britney: I don't know.
The pool crew heads across the yard to join Kathy on the couch. As they approach, Hayden starts singing, "Br-Br-Br-Bratney... Bratney" Britney responds, singing, "Here he comes, Hollywood, Hayden." Skippy on the bubble machine has an itchy trigger finger.
Matt & Ragan
Matt: There's 2 ways to play this...
Ragan: He said, if it was Britney and Lane, which way would you vote, and maybe this wasn't a good thing.. and I said I would vote to evict Britney...
Matt: Oh, that was definitely a good thing. Would you like to have a discussion with him?
Ragan: It's so weird that he asked you about that though..
Matt: He just assumed because we're close that I would know. I think if the plan is behind closed doors then I can say I asked you and you'd rather just talk to him about it.
Ragan: I mean, honestly, I have.. I've had to start thinking about.. but I really don't know what I'd do... I know what I value in this game, and honesty and loyalty are the 2 biggest things... I want.. So he's afraid of when it gets down to the 4? WHat happens next?
Matt: I don't know. He didn't mention it to me.
Ragan: I don't know what to say. I do trust Lane. Lane and I have never talked game.
Matt: I told him that. That I've heard many positive things out of your mouth about him and Lane..
Ragan: This week has solidified for me that Britney is here for Britney.. Kathy too.
Matt: It's important for you to tell him that.
Ragan: Anybody who takes Kathy to the final 2, I wont vote for them..
Matt: I told him that too.
Ragan: As I've been saying, the longer she stays in this game, the harder it is to get rid of her. I think having this slop depression right now may actually work to our advantage.. I'm legitimately depressed right now.
Matt: I'm not doing so hot myself. Every time I think of the wife, it makes me crushed to think I could be letting her down, so I'm trying not to. That's what's weighing on me..
Ragan: What if I told Hayden what Kristen told me about him.. It might seem like bullsh*t...
Matt: To serve what purpose... Part of why people like you is who you are... If you do that it'll be like, well this is weird.
Ragan: I'm just trying to play out the way.. If you leave, for Hayden, what does that mean? Because I'm sure that what's going through his head is how does it benefit him to keep me in the game. If it got down to us and Hayden in final 4, I'd want him in final 3.. but who wants to be the 3rd wheel?
This conversation is ongoing...
5pm BBT - They move the conversation into the Cabana Room, and talk turns to the voting.
Matt tells Ragan that as it stands right now, Hayden and Enzo are splitting the vote and leaving it up to Kathy. Ragan fears Kathy will be voting to keep Lane. Matt encourages Ragan to make a compelling case for them to vote to keep him instead.
***This is all Matt torturing Ragan for no good reason, as he's in possession of the DPOV...
Ragan: (Hearing Brendon go outside) He is so gross. What's important to me is acknowledging who is noble in this game. I don't know. I don't know what I would do... The only thing I know is there are people I would absolutely not work with: Brendon, Kathy.
Matt: Those are good things for him to hear.
Ragan: Did you initiate the conversation?
Matt: It just kinda came up. It wasn't awkward or weird or anything.. Oh.. We were tlaking about the pretzel..
Ragan: What up??
Britney enters... says her hair's looking greasy and exits to take a shower.
Matt: If it weren't for the pretzel incident, she'd be up on the block. Hayden and Enzo hardcore petitioned it. Kathy hardcore petitioned it. It would've gone through if not for the Pretzel bs. I'm super pissed.
Ragan: I was fuming in there. Fuming.
Matt: I talked to Rich about it.
Ragan: Was he apologetic?
Matt: For future seasons...
***And bubbles... til Matt stops talking about Pretzel-gate...
5:12pm BBT - Feeds are back.
Matt: Good. People have told me that he's intimidated by me... I'm glad. I was telling Hayden by the pool, if I stay, I will win the comp, no matter how much it's geared toward him.
Ragan: Let's go to the Have Not Room. How much more time? Damn.. 20 minutes...
They move to the Have Not and continue the same discussion, now turning back to when Ragan should talk to Hayden about voting to keep Matt, rather than splitting the vote. Matt bemoans the vast quantity of people in the house that are unwilling to make a move. Ragan points out that anyone in the final 2 needs to be able to visualize how they can say they changed the game...
Matt: Hayden goes, what if Brendon made it to the final 2? I told him... Even though I hate him, I'd give it to him for making it through so much adversity... If he was asking, because he was feeling me out, maybe now that'll get him off of hanging on Brendon...
5:17pm BBT - They move to the kitchen, and Ragan decides he's going outside to work out.
Around the house...
Britney and Enzo are playing pool...
Ragan's hyperventilating on the weight bench... He stops after a while, and says to himself, "You're such an idiot."
Lane's in the pool...
Pick your poison.
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