It all comes down to this. Tonight on Big Brother the season 14 winner will be crowned. Either Dan, Danielle, or Ian will win over the jury and be awarded a half-million dollar prize. I’ve already taken a detailed look at who I think will end up in the Final 2 and who has the best shot at the money, so I’ll skip that here, but vote for who you think will win.
Tonight’s show will last a full 90-minutes and start at 9:30PM ET/PT after the premiere of Survivor Philippines. Did you know we’ve got a Survivor fansite too? Join our Survivor Facebook and Twitter groups so you can get those updates and discussions all season. As part of tonight’s Big Brother finale we’ll get to watch the rest of the first part of the final HoH, the second round, and then third round will play out live.
Once the Final 2 HGs have been decided they’ll present their cases to the Jury and vie for the four votes needed to win. As for the Jurors we’ll get to watch their prerecorded deliberations from earlier this week back at the Jury House. Those can usually get pretty heated so I’d expect some sparks to fly. Once we get better insight from that debate it should help shape our expectations for tonight’s vote.
Today is the big day for Big Brother 14. We’re about to find out who wins a half-million dollars, who gets $50K, and who gets their stipend. Let’s take a look.
From what we’ve seen on the Live Feeds I think it’s safe to go ahead and predict who gets zilch right off the bat: Danielle. Until just the other day I thought we’d see Dan take his player on to the end, but private camtalk moments have revealed another plan. It looks like Dan may throw tonight’s third round to Ian and let him be the one to cut her loose. Danielle has spent the past few days making life unpleasant for Ian and he does not seem eager to return that favor by rewarding her with even the smaller prize.
With that in mind we can move on to the jury vote scenarios featuring Ian facing off against Dan. Assuming Danielle is the 7th juror, she’ll join Ashley, Britney, Joe, Frank, Jenn, and Shane as the BB14 HGs. A few days ago I did a quick back of the napkin analysis and figured Dan would knock it out of the park against either competitor, but upon further review I’m not so sure of that anymore. I do concede that I’ve weighed in heavier on the emotional/personal voting than strategic in my second analysis. When I look at things based on gameplay I was giving most of the votes to Dan, but we’ve seen everything while they’ve only had a portion of the events to take in to consideration.
It’s time to finish off the season’s Top 10 events from Big Brother 14. We ran through the first half of the best moments yesterday so we’re back with the rest of the list. Let’s get right to it picking up at number five.
#5: Double Your Evictions, Double Your Fun
I love double eviction nights. Love ‘em. It’s an entire week of Big Brother rolled up in to 43 minutes of airtime and none of it’s disappointing regardless of how it turns out. This season we got two double evictions and it was everything we could hope for it to be.
Both nights provided exciting results with big targets eliminated and backfired eviction attempts. The first one snagged Boogie and the second caught Frank after he dodged a bullet in the first double eviction night. Ian still doesn’t know how close he came to being sent packing after Dan renominated him before securing his safety with the Veto.
Unfortunately both nights ended with disappointing second evictions with Ashley the first time and Joe the second. At least we got the fun of Ashley’s failed eviction plea and Joe’s silent delivery of his own.
#4: Coaches Hit The Reset
I was not happy at all about this “twist” but after Willie got himself thrown out of the game it was obvious that something needed to be done to get the schedule back on track. The messiest part of the night was production’s decision to introduce the twist before the eviction rather than after. This took things from too few HGs to too many and completely negated Shane’s HoH while exposing his attempt to shock and blindside Frank that night. What a waste of what could have been an incredible moment in the season.
So the coaches entered the game and became HGs. Great. Last season all over again. Well thankfully it didn’t totally go that way as Janelle was immediately evicted and Boogie went out not far behind her with even Britney two weeks later. Now only Dan remains and is likely to head right on in to the final two. I’m hoping this gets Vets out of Grodner’s system, but I fear it won’t.
This is it. The last Big Brother 14 Live Feeds Highlights post. And I’m sorry to say, there were no knock-down drag-outs or melt-downs or much of anything else. Dan, Danielle and Ian are all pretty settled with what they think is going to happen. But really, only Dan seems to know exactly what is going to happen. Unless Ian wins the final round, then that, too is obvious. Read on to find out what we saw and heard yesterday on the Big Brother Live Feeds.
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Big Brother 14 Live Feed Highlights – Tuesday, September 18, 2012:
Ahh yes, the end of Big Brother 14 is here which means we’ve got another chance to reflect on a long and eventful season. Sure, every year we hear complaints of how this season is the worst season evah! but I’d have to argue this was pretty darn exciting with some incredible twists and turns.
Boiling a season down to a list of top events is never easy, but it’s always fun to try and open things up for discussion. After a review with Branden I’ve got a set of our Top 10 moments for this Big Brother season. I’ll run through the front half today and then we’ll jump in to the top five tomorrow. Enjoy!
#10: Froot Loops & Salmon
We were just days in to the new season when a fight broke out between Willie Hantz and Frank Eudy. To set the stage, Willie had promised Frank safety but ended up nominating him anyway. It’s important to remember that Frank “really wanted to be there” and it’s just not fair to nominate him with that in mind or at least that was Frank’s perception for his duration on the show. So of course Frank didn’t take kindly to his nomination and created a false rumor that Willie had mocked Wil for his sexuality. That did not happen. Oh, and despite nominating him, Willie really was working to help save Frank at that point. This turned out to be just a small preview of Frank’s inability to read the other HGs and a big part of his downfall in the game.
When word reached Willie of Frank’s lies it didn’t go over so well. Willie exploded at Frank in front of the rest of the house. Frank managed to remain calm and collected while claiming to be a “straight shooting M-F’er”. Before too long even Boogie got involved to protect his player and call out Willie on his behavior. This all led down the path for Willie stating he would still eat his Froot Loops if that’s what he wanted to do and Boogie added that he can eat his Froot Loops while Boogie had his salmon. Sure enough, the HGs soon received Froot Loops & salmon as the Have-Not’s special treat.
#9: Newbies Revolt
This season’s twist brought in four returning HGs as coaches to mentor the newbies through the season. Some HGs took to them while others seemed to quickly reject their new overlords with suspicions of ulterior motives. After a little over a week in the house Willie called a house meeting but invited only the newbies. There they all agreed to stop playing for the coaches and to make their own deals rather than being forced to honor what their coaches had negotiated separately. Ultimately it was a failed effort, but it still showed ambition and guts to try to draw the lines that early in the game for something that might or might not happen down the road.
Whatever could have given Willie this crazy idea that the coaches might enter the game? Why that’d be Britney. She revealed that info to Willie shortly after fretting that revealing that info to the newbies might cause a revolt. I guess Britney can always tell herself, “I told you so.” Ironically, Willie’s fear of coaches entering the game became a reality after he was expelled and threw off the season’s numbers causing production to take action and, you guessed, have the coaches enter the game.
CBS is running their annual “America’s Vote” to pick the viewer’s favorite Big Brother 14 player and will award that HG $25,000 as a prize. Now it’s time for us to do one of the same for a little added transparency and a lot less cash. Even better than CBS’ poll, ours will reintroduce Willie to the mix despite being expelled from the game and banned from future involvement with the show.
So here’s your chance. All 16 Big Brother HGs are listed below. Pick your favorite for whatever reason. Maybe you appreciate sneaky game play, winning lots of comps, or frightening mirror staring and smiles. Whatever the motivation, it’s yours to choose. Cast your vote and then share your thoughts on why your favorite is the best of the season.
It’ll be interesting to see how our poll matches up with CBS’ poll winner so vote away!