Big Brother 13 Episode 17 recap: The Brenchel show returns as Shelly’s lies come out

I loathe you, America.

OK, I don’t really loathe you, but I do have to ask you why oh WHY did you vote for Brendon to return to the game? First of all, you do remember he already had a chance to play this game only ONE season ago? Secondly, am I the only one tired of his emotional abuse to Rachel? I truly can’t handle it anymore. I guess I’ll never understand.

Anyway, on to the recap. Sunday’s episode of “Big Brother” picks up right after Lawon’s eviction . We first get to see Shelly and Adam float back to the other side as they join Jeff, Jordan and Rachel celebrating Brendon’s return. While they’re jumping around like Jeff and Jordan just won high school homecoming king and queen, Daniele and Kalia are ready to drown themselves in the HoH tub. And Porsche is walking around looking at shiny objects.

Finally it’s time for the HoH competition. The house guests have to guess how many olives are in a giant martini glass and things of that nature. In what ended up being the most humorous HoH competition in a while, one by one, the veteran alliance was eliminated. Rachel was the first to go, followed by Jordan, then Brendon, then Jeff, then Shelly, then Adam. It couldn’t have been better if it was staged like Brendon’s return.

So it comes down between Daniele and Porsche. And Daniele takes it. Brendon returns, then Daniele wins HoH. Aaaah, the ups and downs of this game. That’s why I love it.

So Daniele and Kalia let the water of their drowning pool and finally start figuring out Shelly is a snake. And instead of showing us more of Shelly the snake, we get to see a mock job interview between Shelly and Jordan. So it looks like Jordan has no hope at finding a new job. We’ll see you on Big Brother 17 and 22, Jordan.

Adam and Shelly both try to get on Daniele’s good side. Adam fails miserably as usual, so he tucks his tail and walks away. Shelly does what she does best and lies a lot, all while claiming to have class and taking the moral high road. This leads to a conversation between Porsche and Kalia, which Shelly overhears. Uh-oh. CBS failed to show us all the juicy stuff from that big blow-up that had the Live Feeds buzzing. But the important thing is that Shelly’s backstabbing is finally out in the open. Oh, and does Shelly realize, that we – the viewers – can hear the lies she’s telling? She’s facing the camera telling US that Rachel is lying instead of herself. Does Shelly even know that she’s been lying since week one? I thought Shelly was playing a good game but now I’m starting to think she’s simply a backstabber who loves gossip and spreading rumors, secrets and lies.

So it turns out that Shelly is now more of a risk in the game than Brendon and Rachel. That’s proven by Daniele taking a deal with Brenchel and leaving them off the block, instead nominating Shelly and Adam. Daniele better hope she made the right move. What do you think? If you want to find out what happened in the Veto competition, check those results out here.


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