‘Big Brother’: Brendon without Rachel means weird nominations

16 08 2010

First of all, I’d like to inform my readers that this week’s True Blood post will be up later than usual. We moved this weekend and, despite two technician visits and several hours on the phone yelling at Comcast, we still don’t have 100% working cable at our new apartment. It should be fixed tonight, in time for the Weeds premiere (fingers crossed). Regardless, I will watch and post about True Blood this evening or tomorrow morning.

Fortunately, I get CBS! Unfortunately, golf was on at 8PM last night. I watched Big Brother over a live Internet stream and I missed the first 15 minutes or so, but I got enough of an idea to continue this week’s speculation.

Brendon wearing his HOH key

Brendon still looks like a sad puppy even after winning HOH

I was ecstatic that Brendon won Head of Household (and I love that Britney, Ragan, and Matt were whining about being Have-Nots again—if you don’t want to eat snails, win the competitions!), only to find myself disappointed at the boringness of his reign. Sundays are the most snooze-worthy Big Brother nights in my opinion, and last night was pretty bad.

But, as predicted, the Brigade is starting to rip at the seams. Hayden and Enzo are uncomfortable with Matt’s friendship with Ragan and Lane’s friendship with Britney; Hayden even said that he trusted Brendon more than Matt right now, and wanted to pull him in. It remains to be seen if they’re serious, but at least it’s interesting.

This conversation seems to have led to Brendon’s change of heart. Instead of putting up two of his Have-Nots, Brendon decided to try and split up one of the known friendships/possible alliances by putting up Lane and Ragan. This will surely lead to a more divided house as people rally around the person more important to their own games. But the question remains: Will the Brigade save Lane, or assume that with three members they can go just as far as with four (or pull Brendon in)? And will the Brigade, as an alliance, hold together throughout this week?

I’m also wondering how Ragan’s fear for his own life will affect his position as the Saboteur. There have been complaints that he’s not actually doing anything, just recording messages to try and freak people out and confuse them. I’m starting to miss Annie’s smoke bombs and door-locking, and I hope Ragan steps up his game a little this week. CBS, force him to take action!

If Ragan makes it through this Thursday, he’ll win 20 grand—which is great for him. But I think Lane has more friends in the house, assuming the Brigade still wants him around. I’d predict that Kathy would vote to keep Ragan, but Matt and Britney might both be torn between friendship and alliances. Will Matt use the Diamond Power of Veto to remove Ragan from the block and therefore keep the Saboteur in the house? That might be too risky a move for him (personally, I’m shocked that his nonchalance about nominations didn’t clue people in to his hidden power).

Spoiler Alert!!! Don’t keep reading if you’re avoiding spoilers!




Julie Chen hinted at this so it’s not as big a spoiler as some others. Apparently, when Brendon opens Pandora’s Box, Rachel is able to return to the house for 24 hours and stir stuff up. It also seems that during this time, Brendon is missing—maybe they switch places? I’m not sure on all the details, but I’m excited for the next show!

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