‘Big Brother’: Rachel Reilly lost her life vest

13 08 2010

Jeff and Jordan returned to the Big Brother house last night

Jeff and Jordan hosted the POV competition last night

Let’s start with the Power of Veto competition. I knew the winner already, but it was still great to watch. I loved that Jeff and Jordan came back as hosts (and that they’re still together!), because they were my favorites last season. I didn’t think it was very fair that Rachel and Brendon both had to go first and pick their competition—going first always sucks, because you don’t get to learn from others’ mistakes nor do you know what you have to beat. Since they were both on the block, their turns should have been spaced out more. And Brendon chucking his ball in frustration at the end was both hilarious and horrifying.

His attack on Britney (and later, the rest of the house) was a valiant—and amusing—effort, but ultimately we all knew Rachel would be sent home. The house’s fear of her emotional outbursts and her competitive nature, as well as their suspicion that she’s the Saboteur, meant her fate was sealed when she lost POV. At the very least, we’ll always remember “Floaters, get your life vests!” as a shining moment in reality TV.

It’s really sweet that Brendon would even try to get them to keep her, though, at the risk of losing the money himself. But love makes people do crazy things, and judging by his ex-fiancee’s comments, Rachel is really quite perfect for him. They’re both emotional and headstrong, but I think she’ll stand up to him and he’ll love her no matter what. I hope they see each other again soon… which they will, if Brendon did not win Head of Household last night.

The live show on CBS cut off before we learned the winner of the HOH competition (but see below if you’re curious). If Brendon won, we can expect an exciting week in the Big Brother house—he’d give the Saboteur a challenge in terms of havoc-wrecking. I suspect that Brendon would nominate Matt and Britney (or maybe Matt and Ragan, or Matt and Kathy, or Matt and Hayden). I’d love to see two members of the Brigade up there, just to knock them down a peg or two. But there’s no telling how smart Brendon really is and how he’ll fare without his damsel in constant distress beside him. If he didn’t win HOH, he’s gone. I’m almost 100% sure, unless he manages to make a solid alliance in the next few days. It looked like some Brigade members were pretty far ahead of him when the show ended last night.

No matter who won HOH, it’s not Matt. Which means that if he’s nominated next week, he’s likely to use his Diamond Power of Veto to remove himself from the block. I was super excited when Jeff held the coup d’etat last season, but I’m less enthusiastic about Matt. I don’t like him very much, and I think he’s going to get further in this game than I’d like him to.

Ragan, at least, is performing superbly as the Saboteur—much better than Annie did. He has the significant advantage of having lived with these people for over a month, and therefore knows what will work and what won’t and how to play them against each other. Unless something drastic happens, I’m pretty sure Ragan will earn his 20 grand.

And now it’s spoiler time. Look no further if you don’t want to know who won Head of Household!




Our knight in shining armor did come through—it’s just too little, too late. I have no idea who he made into Have Nots, but according to Big Brother Live Online, Brendon definitely won HOH. Which means we’ll get some Diamond Power of Veto action if/when he goes all Inigo Montoya on Matt. I don’t want Matt to stick around more than Brendon—I’m a fan of underdogs—but I do love some drama, and the coming week promises plenty.

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