Big Brother 9, for all of its twists and turns, hasn’t held all that many surprises.  I’m not going to make a prediction either way, but I think this might be an episode that turns out shocking.  We’ll see.  As you know, Adam won the Head of Household on Wednesday, just beating out James.  James has been a miraculous survivor on Big Brother, having been evicted once and nominated more times than I can count.  Will he find himself back on the block this week?  Can he survive, against the odds, for another week?  I’ll be here throughout the episode with my live thoughts and we’ll find the answers to such pressing questions.

Big Brother 9: Week 9 Nominations, Live Thoughts

Remember when Joshuah fake cried to Adam last episode. Yeah, that was awesome.  I’m gonna miss Josh.

Ryan thinks Josh’s departure was lame.  Well, guess what, Ryan?  I think you’re lame.  To be fair, Josh’s speech was kind of corny. 

We’re still re-capping last episode.  Egads. 

OMG!!  Natalie had a dream that Adam would win HoH and he did.  She believes god speaks to her.  This Team Christ thing is getting out of hand.  I can’t take it anymore.  James and Sharon talk about how they hate everyone left in the house.  They also wonder what in hell they can do.  Sharon wonders if maybe they can get Sheila on the block. 

So, smartly, James plants some seeds and pits Sheila and Adam against each other.  Sheila gets all defensive and angry.

Ryan, Adam, and Natalie all discuss how worthless Sheila is.  James knows that he can’t do anything and tells Adam that to come to him if he thought of anything.  James decides to then put his “Crazy” hat on.  Whatever that entails.

James decides to TP Sheila’s room.  And they go to town.  An expertly done TP job.  Sheila comes back to the room and is baffled. 

Then, in the middle of the day, James sneaks up on Sheila and dumps a cup of flour on her while she’s tanning outside.  They are tormenting Sheila and it’s awesome. 

Uh-oh.  Sheila cries to Adam about how she misses her son.

Ryan tries to make a secret alliance with Sharon.  She jumps on board.  We’ll see if it lasts.  I’ll give it about a 4% chance. Ryan talks to Adam about nominations – he tries to keep Sharon off the block.

Food competition time. 

There’s a huge ramp, and it’s cluttered with random kitchen stuff.  On one end are a bunch of mashed potatoes and gravy.  At the other end, down the slope, are beakers.  Each beaker has a specific food group or luxury item. Using the mashed potatoes, they have to build tunnels for the gravy to flow down into the beakers.

They win meat and fish.  They win eggs and milk.  They win a BBQ grill.  They win desserts and snacks.  They missed out on Beer, soda, and veggies. 

James, with nominations coming later in the day, decides to come and talk to Adam.  He appeals to Adam by making it clear that he has not wronged over the season in any way, shape or form.  So, James campaigns, and Ryan and Nat freak out when they see this.

Adam tells Ryan that he’s thinking about putting up Sharon and Sheila.  Ryan and Natalie then berate Adam.

The best thing is that James is way more low-key and calm when talking to Adam, then Natalie breaks up James’ and Adam’s conversation and comes off as a rotten little woman.  James then breaks into tears, and Natalie starts feeling bad, I think.  I’m unsure if James is totally genuine here.  He claims in the diary room that the tears were real.  Then Adam starts crying.  The two are bonding, and then Adam says that he won’t put him up.  Good work, James. 

Time for nominations.  James did work his magic. 

Adam, in a big surprise move, nominates Sharon and Sheila. 

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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Oscar Dahl

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