A marathon fight broke out on Big Brother 15 Thursday night that could change the game, but probably won’t. There was also a clear sign that Hell may have frozen over.
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.
GinaMarie is the HoH, but that hardly matters. The real fireworks came as Amanda and Jessie went at it for more than an hour, though sadly the live feeds didn’t show most of their fight. We only got bits and pieces, and a lot of second-hand conversations about how
“unreal” it was.
Even more bizaree? Aaryn said something NICE about Candice. Yes, the Devil is ice skating tonight.
Amanda vs. Jessie
Why does Amanda, and now everyone, hate Jessie? Well, for starters, Jessie is making a big deal over Helen inviting Aaryn to the BBQ party she won from the HoH competition instead of her. Jessie thinks this means Aaryn is higher up on the totem pole than she is.
Also, everyone is convinced Jessie was the mastermind of a short-lived rebellion to evict Amanda last week. The story goes that she tried to team up with Judd, Spencer, GinaMarie and Aaryn to get rid of Amanda. It’s kind of a half-truth, one of those momentary hypotheticals that lasted about 20 minutes because Jessie felt bad for Howard and wanted to see if there was any way to save him.
Making matters worse, Candice told Helen about Jessie’s plot a few days ago, thinking it was a conspiracy to evict her over Howard. Candice had absolutely no knowledge that those people were working together, she just guessed. The fact that she guessed correctly (proof that she’s actually a smart detective) is causing a lot of trouble for Jessie, since Helen then went to Amanda with this information.
Amanda has been on the warpath, interrogating Jessie about this rebellion and demanding answers. She stopped just short of waterboarding Jessie, though I suspect she would’ve done it if not for the cameras.
This led to an epic blow-up between Jessie and Amanda. There was a ton of screaming about how Jessie tried to get Amanda out, because this season the mere thought of evicting Amanda is not allowed. Things devolved quickly into catty stuff about how Jessie is a slut who tries to get with all of the guys in the house. Ironically, these are the same things Aaryn and Kaitlin said about Jessie three weeks ago after Nick was evicted, and Amanda actually showed up to DEFEND Jessie.
Jessie fought back about how Amanda claimed she had a boyfriend when she came into the house, but now she’s with McCrae. Sadly, the feeds switched away from their fight for most of it. However, there were second-hand accounts on the live feeds about what was going on.
Andy explained that the two were going back and forth over Jessie allegedly masterminding a plot to evict Amanda last week. He said told Helen, Elissa and Spencer that he agrees with Amanda’s points, but Amanda was being a bully.
Then Candice went down wearing one of GinaMarie’s fancy pageant dresses. Aaryn came up to the HoH room and told everyone that Jessie was trying to blame Candice for the plan to evict Amanda, but Candice was defending herself.
Here’s when Hell froze over, because Aaryn actually COMPLIMENTED Candice for the way she handled herself in the argument. Yes, the Amanda/Jessie fight was so epic that it made Aaryn briefly like Candice.
The oddest part happened after the fight was over. McCrae was mad at Amanda for getting into a pointless fight and making herself an even bigger target.
Then Amanda, McCrae, Aaryn, GinaMarie and Judd were in the HoH room saying that Candice is STILL the target. So the fight seems to have changed nothing. Or maybe Amanda and McCrae are just telling Aaryn and GinaMarie what they want to hear while secretly plotting to keep Candice and get rid of Jessie this week. But that would only serve to anger Aaryn and GM, so I’m guessing they’re simply setting up a new target for next week.
That quintet then engaged in some highly questionable behavior. There was plenty of faux lesbian grinding between Amanda, Aaryn and GinaMarie. At one point Amanda (only wearing panties and a t-shirt) mounted GinaMarie and GM grabbed and spanked her butt. There’s also a lot of sexual flirting between Aaryn and Judd.
The Lay of the Land
So it looks like Candice and Jessie will be the nominees, with Candice as the target and Spencer as a potential replacement.
McCrae coached GinaMarie on how to handle nominations, and it was embarrassing how easy she was to manipulate. The worst part is that she seems to blame Spencer for betraying Nick by not sticking with the Moving Company, yet there’s no blame for McCrae, who was ALSO in that alliance with Nick. GM is a total joke, a useless player who doesn’t really have any sort of game plan or strategy. Regardless of the racism, I’m offended as a fan and student of Big Brother that she’s there and has won a competition.
Amanda and Helen definitely seem to be the ones controlling the game, with McCrae doing a great job of working as the man behind the curtain. Aaryn is slowly regaining the power she thought she had (she’s Voildemort in the first three Harry Potter books), while Andy is happy being the Flying Monkey to Amanda’s Wicked Witch.
Aaryn and Spencer are bonding over the fact that they used to be huge targets and are now off the radar. Judd is trying to put as much distance between himself and Jessie as is humanly possible.
Meanwhile, Elissa may be playing the best game right now simply because no one even seems to notice that she exists. She’s kind of like Peeta in The Hunger Games, painting her face like a tree to avoid capture. Or Buster at the Milford School on Arrested Development, where “Children should be neither seen nor heard.” Keep doing nothing, Elissa, it seems to be working!
Will there be a coup? Will anyone rise up against the tyrannical reign of Amanda? It probably won’t happen this week, but with a double eviction, jury and the potential end of the MVP twist on Thursday, there may be war ahead.
Despite high drama, Candice is probably going home unless she wins the Power of Veto, in which case Jessie could be the fallback. As crazy as things were on Thursday night, it unfortunately doesn’t seem to have changed anything.
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