Brendon's Backward Plan on 'Big Brother 12'
Monday, August 9, 2010
This week us unlike any other on Big Brother 12. Brendon and Rachel are on the block together, which means we get to witness where their true intentions lie: love or money.
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers about Big Brother 12.
Britney won the Power of Veto and didn't use it, so Brendon and Rachel will be the nominees on Thursday. And because he's the world's biggest pushover, Brendon claims that he wants to be Rachel's "knight in shining armor" and make sure that she stays and he's evicted.
To do that, during the PoV ceremony, Brendon used his speech to yell at Britney and called her a spoiled and selfish girl. The strategy, if you can call it that, is to make everyone angry at him so they vote him out and Rachel stays.
The hilariously tragic part is that this plan has almost no chance of working. The house knows that Rachel is a bigger threat to win the next HoH if she stays, so they all want to evict her. Even after Brendon's "strategy" to alienate the house, Matt and Ragan talked about pretending to go along with it, make Rachel think it worked and that she's staying, then evict her anyway just to mess with her.
It's so cruel, yet so beautiful. There's no real strategic gameplay involved, but that's what makes it so delicious. The house has reached a point where Brendon and Rachel hate everyone and everyone hates them. Being mean and vindictive just for fun is the last great bit of intrigue of the week.
I'm sure Brendon will continue to be obnoxious, attack people and try his hardest to be Rachel's white knight, but I'm certain that, come Thursday, it won't matter. Rachel will be evicted, she'll be shocked and Brendon will be confused, angry, lost and alone. I must be really sadistic, because that sounds just fine by me.
(Image courtesy of CBS)