Big Brother 14 Episode 26 Recap: HoH, Pandora’s Box (Again) and Nominations

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Sunday’s episode of Big Brother 14 picked up right after Frank’s eviction because there were a lot of things that went down while the show was at commercial or on Julie Chen.

What we didn’t see last Thursday was Dan targeting Ian and Shane. When Dan won the Head of Household during the double eviction, he told Jenn, Danielle and Shane that they need to get Ian out instead of Joe.

Dan then told Ian that he had to put up Memphis in Season 10 and that he was going to have to put Ian up this time but only as a pawn. Ian isn’t happy about it, but he trusts Dan (even though he shouldn’t, of course).

So that’s what happens. Dan puts up Ian and Joe. And as we saw Thursday, Ian won the veto and took himself off the block. We were all shocked when Dan put up Danielle and none of us really knew why. We found that out on tonight’s episode.

Since Dan couldn’t get the real threat out, he wanted to get the physical threat, Shane, out. So he was his next target and Jenn was way on board. But Danielle talked Dan out of it, so that’s why Danielle went up as the replacement nominee. Of course Joe went home, but that move left everyone scratching their heads and Jenn really pissed.

The sad part about it all, was that Ian has no idea what’s going on. And everyone is acting like Ian is their worst enemy. I’m OK with people acting like they need to get a threat out of the game, but Danielle acts like Ian killed her whole imaginary family. I have no idea why she acts like she does about everyone. It’s scary. OK, enough of Danielle, I could go on and on and on and on and on about her, but I don’t think it’s fair to attack just one person in this game. Even though she’d make it so easy.

Dan tries to smooth things over with Jenn, but she’s not buying it. FINALLY, someone is immune to Dan’s mist. Who knew Jenn would be the first to repel the mist.

The next HoH game gets under way and this time it’s a memory game mixed with a skill/agility game. Ian, of course, did well. Shane did surprisingly well and Jenn and Danielle sucked at it. In the end, Shane and Ian were tied and Ian won the tie-breaker to earn his third Head of Household title.

Dan continues to control Ian and already starts working on getting him to not nominate him even though he just nominated him  earlier in the night. Dan pretends Ian is still a member of The Renegades and Ian and his fanboy blindness falls for it.

Pandora’s Box makes a return and this time Ian is enticed with a message from someone who loves him. Big Brother teases him by making him think the message will be from his parents. But when he opens the box, it’s really a video from Big Brother 13 winner Rachel Reilly. She recorded a video filled with tips on how to win Big Brother. And of course they’re not legitimate tips, they’re really irritating ones that are only specific to her.

So since Ian got the punishment from the box, the other HGs got the real deal — real messages from their loved ones. Shane heard from his sister, Dan from his wife Chelsea and Jenn from her mom. Danielle’s message was from her sister or her godsister or a friend she met one time at a supermarket… I’m never sure anymore because she’s stretched the truth so much I’m afraid to report anything she says as fact.

It’s time for the nominations! Ian let Dan get to him, so Dan is safe. So is Danielle. So Shane and Jenn are the nominees this week. I hate to be Debbie Downer, but we might as well all be prepared for another pointless eviction when Jenn goes home Wednesday night. Zzzzzzz.

If you can’t wait until Wednesday to find out who won the veto, we’ve got those spoilers up for you already.



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