Tonight “Big Brother 15” is back with another new episode that we know is going to be filled with the MVP nomination, the Veto Competition, and even the Veto Ceremony. All of those events were tense in the house on the Live Feed and just another reason why you need to sign-up now and watch online.
There have been fewer fights in the house than we had last week but there’s been just as much silent plotting and backroom dealings to set up plenty of drama. The MVP nomination was a big part of that and was once again successful in creating a stir through the house.
Part of tonight’s show should include an attempt by a few HGs to go for the MVP nomination but ultimately watch that plan fade away.
On a lighter note we’ll get lots of fun from the HGs punishment “prizes” earned during the Veto competition. There’s a clown costume, a non-stop tanning booth, and even a dog cone collar. There was even a “GinaMarie-Off” where HGs competed for the final seat at Helen’s BBQ reward by doing their very best GM impersonations. Some of them were pretty funny. Good times for all on tonight’s show on CBS at 8/7c.
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CBS has just publicly announced that the Big Brother 15 Jury will be its biggest sequestered jury yet when this week’s evicted HGs will both be heading to sequester where they’ll await a chance to vote for a winner of Big Brother at the season finale this September.
— Big Brother on CBS! (@CBSBigBrother) August 7, 2013
HGs have been preparing for the possibility of nine jurors but are still expecting just seven members per the usual approach. That means Howard will be the final evicted HG this season to not be included in Jury, but everyone else from here on out will be.
There go plans by several of the HGs to avoid getting Candice in the Jury by evicting her this week. Looks like she’ll have a shot at revenge after all. It also confirms my expectation that last week was HGs best chance to get Amanda out before she could go to Jury as the last real couple in the house.
This also means the rest of our interviews until post-finale talks will be held via email rather than over the phone to prevent any accidental leakage of details to the new Jury members. And yes, that does mean I’ve known about this new super-sized jury for several days, but wasn’t allowed to reveal that information until CBS did so first.
Of course, I suppose it is entirely possible that there could be 3 HGs in the finale, 8 members of the jury, and 1 final MVP Vote by America for any potential tie-breakers, but right now I’d expect a 9 HouseGuest member Jury at that last show.
So what do you think of the new jumbo jury? In the past HGs have needed four votes to win, but this time they’ll need five. Who do you think can pull that off?
Update: Title corrected to reflect CBS’s explanation that this is the largest “sequestered jury” as BB3 had 10 members in its jury.
The next round of Big Brother 15 voting arrives tomorrow night and while no one has any idea what will happen during part two of the double eviction fun we do have a good idea of who will be walking out to meet Julie first.
Several HGs flirted with the idea of flipping the house on the HoH’s wishes this week of a Candice eviction and instead going for a bigger target. That flip ultimately flopped and fizzled before it ever really took off. Now with just one day left the votes look set.
There’s not much campaigning going on in the Big Brother 15 house because no one seems to be willing to budge on evicting Candice this week. Candice and Jessie have been trying to convince the house to switch up the plan, but no one seems to be ready for a bold move yet.
Read about those moments and others on our Live Feed highlights below. And remember to sign-up now for the Big Brother Feeds so you can watch any of these moments by using the Flashback archive feature.
Big Brother 15 Live Feed Highlights – Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013
Update: GinaMarie’s HoH blog has been released and yes, it’s as bad as she feared. CBS did not edit it as HGs suggested they might. GinaMarie said she couldn’t include “Chicago,” “nominations,” or “eviction” as she couldn’t spell them.
Each week the Big Brother 15 Head of Household gets to write a quick blog detailing their week in the penthouse and the surrounding drama. This time around that responsibility fell on GinaMarie and resulted in some pitiful moments in the fallout.
GinaMarie came back downstairs from her blogging duties (2:54PM BBT 8/6) and headed straight for the Lounge after a quick hug from Helen. HGs could tell she was upset so Amanda, Helen, and Andy gathered around to comfort and support her.
Helen told her the assignment was difficult to do even for her as a frequent writer in the 45 minutes allotted. Amanda assures her she’s a fun person for viewers to watch and they don’t expect in-depth strategy or well-written content from GinaMarie. For all the unpleasantness we’ve seen in that house the HGs are very kind and supportive to her.
GinaMarie is sobbing through their encouragement (Flashback to 2:58PM BBT 8/6). Helen tells her, “there are millions of people in the world who are book-smart, but there’s only one GinaMarie.” Well that’s probably true and I’m pretty sure Helen meant that in a kind way. There a few other gems mixed in there.
We also get a glimpse of what GinaMarie liked about Nick so much. She tells them he was the only guy who hasn’t made her feel stupid and that’s why she “liked-ed him.” Everyone in the room paused. I guess that explains part of her obsession with Nick.
We should get to read GinaMarie’s blog soon here on CBS. Helen suggested to GM that CBS would clean up her writing. I’m not sure they usually do that, but in this case they just might. Sign-up now for the Live Feed free trial to watch this event and more.
Once again America served up an opportunity to get out a controlling player from Big Brother 15 and once again the HGs are pushing the idea off for a later time.
Earlier this weekend the 3rd nominee, thanks to America’s voting, was revealed to the house and per our own polling no one should be surprised how that turned out. After the initial shock wore off inside the house the nominee went back to her worrying and fears while others began looking at their options.