Big Brother 13 Episode 5 recap: More newbies put on the block

Sunday’s nomination episode of “Big Brother” picked up right after Keith’s elimination. The newbies are confused about why two of “their own” voted against their plan to send Porsche home. Really? They’re confused? Have they seen this game before?

Anyway, after some sassy Lawon talk and typical seven-year-old-like bullying from Rachel, that drama is shaken off and the show’s focus turns to some real game play as Adam and Dominic, separately, try to get in with the vets.

Finally, the newbies are starting to play the game. Now if we could just get some play out of Lawon and Kalia, we’d be good. Jeff and Jordan kind of tell Adam and Dominic, separately, the same things, so it’s not clear what their thinking is. A little later, Jordan does make it clear that her nominations will be based on what’s best for her and Jeff, and not Rachel’s high school dislike for Cassi (Kristen deja vu from last season anyone?).

Enough mature game play, CBS wants embarrass the houseguests with another ridiculous have/have not challenge. This week the HGs get to dress as ants and crawl around on a giant picnic blanket as ketchup and mustard is shot at them. I’m only going to say this one time this season, but imagine how many more people would watch Big Brother or respect it if they’d make the challenges less cheap and childish. Don’t get me wrong, I love the show, but a lot of people judge me for loving it because of challenges like the one tonight. That’s all. Just had to get that off my chest.

So Brendon and Rachel win the game, of course and they pick Dominic/Adam and Cassi/Shellyto eat slop for the week. Oh and I think maybe Kalia died or something during the challenge. I’ll have to check the Live Feeds later to see what they do with Big Brother dead bodies.

By the end of the episode, we’ve got Adam, Dominic and Cassi¬† on board with the newbies. There’s been no talk of putting up Lawon or Kalia (I’m guessing because they’re barely even in the game). So we know the nominations will be between only two pairs. We get little reaction from Jeff and Jordan about what they’re thinking. Daniele is pushing for Dominic to stay. And the thing with Daniele is you can never be sure if it’s because she has a crush on him or if it’s really part of her smart game play. Rachel wants Cassi out, but it’s Jeff’s Jordan’s decision.

During the nomination ceremony, Jordan reveals that Dominic and Adam are up for eviction. Do they want to give Dominic the next golden key and send Adam packing or vice versa? As we all know, you never know what to think about this game. You can cut to the Live Feeds or After Dark at any given moment and watch plans and loyalties change right before your eyes.

So we’ll find out Wednesday how the nominations play out after the veto competition. Or if you’re into spoilers, you can find out who won the PoV here.


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