Before the Wizard wielded his power, there was Russell and Lydia. Whether it's dying or being on the Big Brother block, there's a certain freedom you get when you're so close to your eventual doom. It's probably why Russell has finally cracked.
He's certainly showed how crazy he can get, from an inebriated giggle fit to fruiting up his shorts. He's been trying to piss everyone off, even the show's production team. But over at the live feeds, the Shotgun finally had a meltdown. .
There could be several catalysts to the guy's trip down in the dumps - the crazy Chia Pet, being locked up in a house, the crazy Chia Pet, all the lies, and of course the crazy Chia Pet. If that wasn't enough, there was also this little fight with Jessie that morning. Wow, of all people to bully.
Russell attempted to intimidate Jessie by telling him he was better than him at everything. The Lovemuscle even threatened the Abominable Hulk - "You wanna go pound for pound? Don't walk in here like you're all godly all mighty!"
Jessie replied with, "Entertain me. You've got one little straw to stand on."
It looked like blows were about to be exchanged lickety-split. They were really in each other's faces, rage written on every vein in their biceps. "WWE is in the house right now!" Russell yelled.
Then there was laughter.
"Love it, you've been working on the acting," he told Jessie, who starts doing the announcer voice. Well, that's that. I would've liked to see some carnage, but no. They're not man enough to give us even a broken nose! Boo, no Fight Club
Chima sees through all this and off she goes bashing Russell again. "He wants to go out with a bang," she tells the others. Unfortunately, that isn't exactly what Russell's been planning.
Over at the pool room asylum, the guy's just talking to the camera. Seriously, it wouldn't take much to visualize a straitjacket.
"It's gone downhill, America!" the Shotgun cried. "This is Russell depressed." And where are those acoustics when you need them?
"This is what rock bottom looks like, America. Rock bottom, this guy." He then points to himself, and ends up discussing the color of the candy he was eating. What?
It doesn't end there though, he gets back on track and looks around the room. To the camera, he said, "How fitting, the only sign I can see is 'shallow'. Even God's throwing me hints."
But quicker than you can say Jeff's-got-yer-back!, the Shotgun reverts to uppity: "I bet you seen me naked!" and starts swiveling his hip. HG's, it's not Michele who's bipolar as you all suspect. It's this guy right here. And to prove my point, he heads back down the see-saw one last time.
"I f*cking lost it."
While it'd be great to end the story there, another interesting occurrence has befallen the house. There's the report of Queen Diva Chima threatening to freak out and holding off the live show
. But the others don't know it, so they were definitely bamboozled.
On a fit of paranoia, the guys end up theorizing on why the lockdown is called and what's really happening. Well, they had no idea that the Wizard was ready to turn the house upside down anyway.
In between FOTH and Trivia feeds, here's what we get. The ever-selfish Natalie can't contain her excitement at the thought of the evicted person leaving early. She gets all worked up that even Jessie told her to shut up. He, meanwhile, thinks that production is "repositioning the furniture."
Still, they all agree that something "earth-shaking" is happening. So come the jokes, like maybe the president or Cheney was assassinated. But Chima, as usual, took out that killjoy knife and struck. The Chia Pet yelled, "Who'd preempt a show for that?!"
It's a good thing Jeff got her his Coop-Dee-Tah comeuppance
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image Courtesy of CBS)