McCranda hug after the Veto

Big Brother 15 played out like a Shakespearean tragedy Wednesday night as McCrae and Amanda were fighting for their lives against each other in a close and tense Power of Veto competition. OK, I’m not really comparing Big Brother to Shakespeare, but that editing had one goal and that was it.

The episode picks up right after GinaMarie nominated Amanda and McCrae for eviction. And before GinaMarie can adjourn the meeting, Amanda is already in tears.

Amanda is upset that she was completely blindsided and for the first time this season did not decide who should go up as initial nominees. But it doesn’t take long before her tears turn to anger. Amanda heads to Spencer to accuse him of having a part in this. He of course did, but Spencer denies it. And Andy is snot even on Amanda’s radar, which is good for him because his goal is to not let them know he’s as big a part of their nomination as anyone.

It doesn’t take long for Amanda to head up to the Head of Household rom to find out what GinaMarie was thinking. GM tells Amanda the obvious excuse: she and McCrae are a duo and she needs to break them up. It makes perfect sense to everyone but Amanda.

And of course Amanda melts down and screams that she doesn’t even want to be in the house anymore. GM sums it up best: “can’t take the heat, get out the kitchen.”

It’s time to pick players for the veto competition. Joining GinaMarie, Amanda and McCrae are Elissa, Spencer and Andy. Amanda chose Spencer after drawing houseguest’s choice.

Elissa is getting very suspicious of Andy and is not trusting him. She tells Judd she thinks Andy is working both sides of the house (which he is) and then Judd tells Andy. So Andy gets onerous that he’s now Elissa’s target.

At the veto competition, the players have to play a game of Bowlerina, a mixture of bowling and ballet. In the end, it comes down to McCrae and Amanda. And even though Amanda was a beast throughout the game, McCrae wins the Power of Veto. And of course those two up against each other and McCrae beating Amanda is sort of sad, but it really didn’t need to be edited like a tragedy. But it was. And it was pretty ridiculous.

So now that McCrae has won the Power of Veto, the Exterminators have to decide which of them will go up. GinaMarie knows it’s too risky for either Elissa or Judd to go up, so it will have to be Andy or Spencer.

After McCrae uses the veto on himself, GinaMarie puts Spencer up next Amanda. Spencer’s nomination sets a Big Brother record for most nominations in one season.


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