Big Brother 15 Episode 21 Recap: A New Alliance And Schemes Form


Wednesday night’s episode of Big Brother 15 was a pretty slow one but we did get to see some new and decently impressive schemes pop up that could send Helen crashing down from her pedestal.

The episode picks up right after Andy nominated Jessie and Spencer for eviction. Andy tells us in the Diary Room that Jessie is his target and that he has promised Spencer that is what is going to happen this week.

Jessie is hoping that she can win the Power of Veto and Andy can make a move and put up Amanda. And speaking of Amanda, she is of course taking credit for nominating Jessie. As if there were really any options. Helen is a little irritated and suspicious that Andy didn’t make the move she wanted, which was putting up Amanda and McCrae. But this was truly the best move for Andy right now. It might have been a boring move, but it makes the most sense for him.

Andy comforts Jessie by telling her that she’s not really his target but just a part of a bigger plan. He of course is lying because now he has to think about jury votes. Andy is making good moves right now. They’re not big moves, but they’re big moves.

Alliance alert! The Goof Troop lost Judd and the name. With Aaryn on board, she, Amanda, Andy and McCrae become “3 AM.” Three As: Aaryn, Amanda and Andy + M: McCranda = 3 AM.

Helen is getting very suspicious that Andy is no longer as tight with her as he used to be. She’s right, which is actually a rarity for Helen. She’s getting very nervous for herself and Helen because Andy wouldn’t make this move for her. She’s afraid McCranda will “strike” at them first.

Andy keeps dropping hints to Amanda and McCrae that Helen might be interested in coming for them, so Amanda gets wheels spinning and decides that Andy and McCrae need to make a final three deal with Helen. And then they’ll backdoor her when they get the chance.

McCrae heads to Helen to get to work on Amanda’s plan. So he tells Helen that Amanda would beat him in the Final 2 and Helen takes the bait immediately. Helen thinks McCrae has woken up and realized that if he wants to win the game he has to cut Amanda loose. She, of course is right, but McCrae is totally messing with her. We don’t get a solid decision yet and cut to the veto player draw.

Joining Andy, Spencer and Jessie in the veto game were Helen, Elissa and Amanda.

As soon as Helen sees Andy, she pulls him into the meeting with herself and McCrae. Andy floats McCrae’s “idea” for a final three deal and he’s all “sure” and Helen buys the plan even more.

Stupid moment alert: Andy, Helen, McCrae and Amanda are hatching a plan to ensure Jessie loses the veto competition. Andy basically tells Spencer to throw the competition so that Helen can go up against Jessie to beat her. Um, I’m no Spencer fan, but you can’t just go to someone on the block and say hey, you’re not going home anyway, so throw the comp. That’s as stupid as it is insulting.


At the veto competition, things don’t go exactly as the planned, but Jessie still loses. Andy wins the veto and holds all the power this week.

Helen follows up with McCrae about their talk earlier and floats a very dangerous idea to McCrae. She suggests that Amanda winning HOH at the final four is too risky so they will need to get rid of her at final six. ¬†Helen believing McCrae with this plan is unreal. And “3AM” knows it. So they start dropping hints about getting Helen out this week, but Andy is not ready to get that kind of blood on his hands.

And he decides not to get the blood on his hands and keeps the nominations the same. So either Jessie or Spencer will be going home this week.

Who do you think will be going home?


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