#5: Lawon Self-Evicts & Brendon Returns
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
The HGs were warned the next evictee would have the chance to return to the game. After initially ignoring this warning, the Newbies, with Daniele’s blessing (“This is genius!”), set in to action the stupidest plan of the season. Instead of insuring a Veteran would be evicted the Newbies allowed Lawon to go up on the block as a renom and voted him out. Why? Super-powers, of course! A phoenix from the ashes, of sorts.
The look on Lawon’s face was priceless that night when Julie informed the HGs of the rest of the twist’s details. It only got better when he wandered aimlessly about the backyard while Brendon demolished him in the competition. You’d almost feel bad for the guy, but then you remember he did it to himself.
In lieu of an even trade, one Vet for another, or even a plus-up, one Vet for a Newbie, the Newbies lost an alliance member while the Veterans regained one of their strongest. How was this ever allowed to even be a possibility? I mean who would do that? Which leads us to our next Top 10 moment of the season.
#4: Shelly Flips Kalia’s HoH
For all the viewers who said Shelly didn’t do anything this season, you’ve got to stop only watching the shows! CBS completely cut this out of the broadcasts and gave zero credit where it was due.
Shelly was the mastermind of this event when she planted the seed in Kalia’s head and convinced her that evicting Rachel was just plain crazy. Why get rid of Rachel when you could keep her and gain the favor of the Veterans and restore Jeff and Jordan’s trust? Kalia, ever eager to please those around her, let that seed grow in her mind and it took off from there. While the initial plan suggested by Shelly was to renom Porsche, not Lawon, the net effect was the same. Shelly protected her alliance and screwed Team Dani when Lawon went up against Brendon and left the game utterly confused.
This might not have been the “biggest” plan of the season, but it sure was the best executed. Kudos to Shelly on a job well done for this task alone. I was impressed.
This is completely unofficial, but just for fun here’s a “who was your favorite HG” poll for Big Brother 13. Our sister site, Big Big Brother, put this together and it has several thousand votes so far. Toss your vote in there too and let’s see where this ends up.
You can vote in the official poll for free online at CBS.com until Tuesday at midnight.
Big Brother 13 finale arrives on Wednesday night with a 90-minute installment (9:30PM ET/PT) and it looks like we could be in for an exciting night. We’ll get the pathetically short-lived first round endurance competition played out, an underwater second round, a live third round most likely featuring a quiz, the jury interrogation, and most importantly the big jury vote for who wins this season and receives a half-million dollar prize.
Since we’re down to our final 3 HGs it’s a good time to start looking at how those final jury votes could play out. This is purely speculation, but it’s grounded in the events to date so it’s a worth a look.
Big Brother 13 wraps up this week with the Wednesday finale show which makes this the perfect time to look back over the season. Today we’ll go through the Top 10 BB13 events, numbers 10 through 6, and then tomorrow I’ll wrap it up with our countdown to the biggest event of the Big Brother season.
#10: Return of the Vets
When CBS released only 8 names and faces in late June we knew something was up. Sure enough on premiere night in they walked. Brendon & Rachel, Evel Dick & Daniele, and Jeff & Jordan. It all seemed to be a half-cocked All-Stars season attempt. With the numbers against them the Vets should have been crushed by the Newbies. In fact, I’d wager the whole Golden Key twist was designed to protect the Vets (and productions’ investment) from being entirely picked off from the start. Didn’t work out that way, did it?
We’re still a few days from finding out if the one remaining Veteran can come out on top or if the Newbies will reclaim this season for their own.
#9: Donna Martin graduates… and then pays a visit
It was silly. It was pointless. But come on, who didn’t see this coming? From the start HG Adam Poch announced his obsession with “Beverly Hills 90210″ and Tori Spelling, who played Donna Martin for those blissfully unaware. If he wasn’t praising Dingo, he was talking about Tori so when Julie Chen announced an upcoming celebrity visit and Allison Grodner tweeted one HG would be very happy the outcome seemed obvious. Adam might not get to check off winning Big Brother on his bucket list, but meeting Tori Spelling is done.
There was no impact on the game from this event, just brainless entertainment and sometimes that’s good enough. Well, at least it’s good enough to claim the #9 spot.
Foreword: Big Brother 13 won’t air its regular Sunday show this week. Only one episode for the season remains and will air on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 9:30PM ET/PT.
Big Brother 13 is nearly complete. The final and most crucial Head of Household has finished its first two stages with only one last competition waiting in the wings. If you’ve missed the results so far, this post will get you caught up and ready for what’s ahead.
If you’re not familiar with the final HoH process, here’s how it works. There are three rounds of competition. The first round is typically an endurance battle, just like we saw on Thursday at the end of the show. Whoever wins round one automatically moves on to the three round. The remaining two HGs then face off in round two, usually a skill competition, for the second seat in round three. This season’s round two completed last night. The winners of rounds one and two then face off in a quiz A/B style competition for round three. The HG who wins round three then casts the final eviction vote by deciding who will join him/her in the final two.
Chloe: Hi Jordan, you’ve said you came back because Jeff wanted to. If given another opportunity would you come back for the third time?
Jordan: No, I am done and am retiring from Big Brother. It was a great experience to come back and I’m glad I did it, but I think I am done. It was a lot harder mentally this time around…
Chloe: What was it about Porsche that kept you from getting to know her better?
Jordan: We were both just very different and didn’t really click.
Chloe: You were betrayed by Shelly, will you be able to put that aside and maintain a friendship with her outside the house?
Jordan: Yes, of course. Whatever happened in the Big Brother house stays in the Big Brother house and I’m not going to let it affect anything in the outside world.