Big Brother 15 Episode 17 Recap: GinaMarie Takes The Throne


Sunday night’s episode of Big Brother 15 gave us a taste of what GinaMarie is like in power, and it looks a lot like a girl who was just voted homecoming queen. We also got to see what it’s like when Amanda gets really self-conscious  and picks yet another battle in the house. And of course there was also Judd’s bear shirt.

The episode picks up during the Head of Household competition. Everyone is still standing at this point. Then we cut back to Howard’s eviction and what happened immediately after. It’s basically the worst post-eviction scenes ever. Nothing is happening, no one is arguing and that’s it. So then we cut back to the HOH contest before viewers get bored.

All in a row, Spencer, Candice, Helen, Elissa and Amanda fall. Judd and Andy fall next. Spencer gets to pick a box for falling first. He got a bullhorn. He has to speak through it until just before nominations. Candice picks second and gets the $5,000. Helen wins a backyard barbecue for her and three guests.

Jessie falls from the contest, leaving McCrae and GinaMarie. They start bargaining with each other on who should fall, but neither one of them are budging. So the competition continues because GinaMarie needs her hair dye and she isn’t going anywhere. So McCrae slips and the thing that basically no one ever thought would happen happened: GinaMarie is the new Head of Household.

Amanda’s paranoia begins immediately because that’s what she does and how she’s played the game the entire time. Which is one of the reasons why America has decided to nominate her as the MVP nominee last week. Candice hopes she remembers what it was like when Nick left and has sympathy for her since Howard just left.

Aaryn is happy because not only is she safe, but she can use GinaMarie to get out her No. 1 enemy, Candice. GinaMarie thinks Spencer would be perfect sitting next to Candice on the block, too, since he voted out Nick a few weeks ago.

Its time to see GinaMarie’s HOH room, and it’s a typical reveal but the best part was Andy’s Diary Room commentary. “GinaMarie is 32-years-old but all of the things in her room insinuates that she’s 15..”

It’s time for Helen to pick who gets to go to her barbecue. She’ s already picked Aaryn and Elissa and there’s a third spot. Jessie asks Helen “Why Aaryn?” And Aaryn is walking by and hears it. And as Aaryn is retelling it, Jessie walks into that room.

Jessie admits to Amanda and McCrae that she’s annoyed that Helen invited Aaryn to the barbecue. Amanda tries to explain why Helen chose her, but Jessie isn’t getting it. Don’t worry, Jessie, none of us on the outside get it either.


A little later, Amanda confronts Jessie about wanting to flip the house on Amanda just before Howard’s eviction. And since Jessie is already in the mood from Helen’s barbecue party and Amanda is always ready for a fight, it’s on.

Jessie later picks up the fight with McCrae this time and of course Amanda comes to her boy’s rescue and takes over the fight. Jessie calls Amanda and a bitch after Amanda calls her crazy. It gets pretty nasty. Amanda tells her she has no one and that she’s going to go home this week. They leave out the really nasty things Amanda said to her that couldn’t be shown on network television.

McCrae tries to talk some sense into Amanda about how she acts to people and how personally she’s taking every thing. But Amanda isn’t having it. And they get into their own fight. He’s upset that she’s keeping that target on her back and that will in turn effect his game.

Jessie, fearing she put a target on her back, talks to GinaMarie about nominations. Jessie tells GM that if Candice is her target, she probably shouldn’t put her up because Amanda will push to get Jessie out instead. GM tells Jessie that Candice is her target and Candice will be going home regardless of who is up next to her.


At the nomination ceremony, GinaMarie does the obvious by nominating Candice, but puts Jessie up next to her despite Jessie’s plea.


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