On Friday, BB15 host Julie Chen tweeted an image on Instagram featuring part of her script from the upcoming season premiere this Wednesday. In the image all text from her lines except for seven words were blacked out: “floaters… you better grab a life vest.” Of course this familiar phrase comes from BB12’s Rachel Reilly and is part of this season’s theme of a “No-Floater Summer,” as is Reilly’s sister Elissa.
According to CBS, one of this season’s twists will involve viewers voting for a weekly “MVP” to be given some undefined special power. We’ve been given hints over the past few days and speculated it’d play in to this season’s “three nominees” twist, but now we’ve got even more to go on. Throttle back your expectations because while this little exercise is fun, I doubt it’ll shatter any giant mysteries. With that said, read on to see what’s been discovered in that image of the season premiere’s script from Julie Chen.
Over on Jokers, user “Pimpmikedizzle” shared some really great detective work done by another user “Lumpy.” In it the sleuths had managed to decipher additional lines previously unseen due to the black marker lines run across them and revealed what is the real core of the message.
Update: It’s been pointed out to me that Instagram user linds2931 had shared a lot of what was on Jokers in the comments section as well. So I don’t know the original source of some of the discoveries, but it’s considering not an impossible task all these users could have revealed the text independently. Sorry if anyone was slighted.
Wondering if I could uncover even more details I set to tweaking, enhancing, and looking at every which angle I could lean across the monitor. In the end I was able to contribute seventeen more words. The first two lines and final row were just too dark for me to make out no matter what sort of effects I applie. Maybe someone out there will have even better tools and eyes to continue contributing to the effort.
Here is the end result of our combined findings:
“…(?)eek there will be 3 nominees every week.
“That makes your chances of going up on the chopping block greater than ever before. As former Big Brother winner Rachel Riley (sic) would say ‘floaters… you better grab a life vest.’
Now the HoH will still nominate 2 house Guests for eviction. So I’m sure you’re wondering how the … person will be chosen. Well I’m not going to tell you…”
So what does this tell us? Nothing revolutionary, but it does confirm a few details:
- The MVP of the week is going to start as a secret to the other HGs (unknown if they can choose to reveal, but maybe not based on this info).
- The HoH is only going to nominate two of the three weekly nominees, something most fans had already inferred.
- We vote for the MVP who then picks the third nominee. That means viewers are indirectly controlling that third nom. If we know how the HGs are leaning then we may sway our votes to get a particular player on the block. Fun!
Click the image below to see the full-size version. In it you’ll find pink text which is the content Jokers’ users revealed. Red text covers what I was able to add. Of particular note is the fact that CBS has Rachel “Riley” misspelled. It’s actually “Reilly.” I guess there are some non-fans in charge of typing up the scripts.
So what do you think of these early details coming out for Big Brother 15? Are you more excited for all the twists they’re cramming in this time around? Can’t wait to see how many of them actually work, something easier promoted than done!