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|August 19, 2006 - Day 48
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The Coup has flown the coop
Early risers Boogie & Danielle discuss stuff over coffee
They say Janelle cried all night, but they don't trash her.. they get right into game stuff and Boogie says he can tell her about The Power now before the flames cut him off - watch the video
They come back for a bit and Boogie says "what they did is they assigned people, video & audio, just to watch me and I slipped up" then flames again.. it's pretty obvious the Coup power has been deactivated thanks to a big mouth, but his own HOH was the last chance to use it anyway.. it's moot now, move on
Third time back's a keeper and they count coup a bit more, then talk about noms and such.. both are subtle but Boogie's gone off James (talking about his transparent over-reactions) and Danielle off Erika.. both are ready to dispatch George - watch the video
I check out then but apparently later on Janelle spills a lot of beans to George about who's been in bed with whom while he wasn't looking.. she didn't DOR.. the flames come & go and they hold nominations.. Danielle seems to be doing redecorating with George in the red room (redrum)
DOR = Discharge on Request = quit, leave, go home, no stipend, no 'Early Show', no nothing
The flames come & go, come & go.. they did their ceremony and Janelle & James are nominated
Janelle's wearing her America's Choice tiara and BABY MAKE IT NICE shirt.. and a smile
George is doing arts & crafts again, this time he perches a teeny pin arrangement and/or cross atop Marcellas' sofa.. then Erika comes and sits on it
He's also made a new shirt à la BB5 Jase: ANYONE FOR A ALLIANCE? He fiddles with the tags and another pin arrangement, or something
A Diary-voice slips through the on/off flames and announces "the veto competition will be held tonight".. Danielle seems matronly and pleased - her morning choices stuck.. James talks to Janelle about a second nom in a week.. he sounds calm & nonchalant but he's got his nominated & going-for-the-veto face on.. Janelle does too as she studies the photo wall, like she does.. they all go down for naps - James is restless and gets up
It turns out Boogie's room theme is circus or clowns, hmmm.. he's got big giant clown shoes and a giraffe in there, along with pom poms.. Danielle does a cheerleading routine with them
Snippets from the day include a short message for us from Will, along with another Coke bottlecap contest number - watch the video
I think Janelle really surprised him last night by biting back and their banter is taking on a new flavor, with almost a Hepburn-Tracy kind of potential
Janelle: When did you know you were the most handsome boy in America?
Will: When I was three
Will: When did you realize you were in love with me?
Janelle: After the 100th time you told me I was
They wait for the veto comp pumped up with adrenalin and ready to rock.. it's do-or-die for both Janelle & James and they know it
Everyone will play but George who keeps saying it's "the most important veto of all time, the battle of the dominant Js"
The latest seems to be that Will definitely wants Janelle to stay and James to go and Boogie seems okay with that.. they've got backup plans if James wins and takes himself off but whatever happens, it seems like the slop's getting ready to hit the fan as their various alliances are outed, and soon.. they're covering their bases with Danielle, and with James and Erika, but suspicion & paranoia is building with the tension
Janelle's ready to go - she's got her comp gloves on and is studying hard in her green with ENVY shirt as they wait.. she stops to chat & joke with Erika, surprising her
Janelle finalizes the plan with Willboogie that one of them gets the win.. we'll see how it goes down, but she doesn't really have a choice now (and nothing more to lose) but to hope they'll back it up if she doesn't win and take her off the block, or vote to keep her.. she gives them each a hug and takes some candy for Danielle
Danielle's been meeting with her minions off & on all day, letting James talk his justification circles and talking up herself to him & Erika.. she runs right up to HOH after Janelle and says "I knew she was in here, she brought me Twizzlers"
Willboogie doubletalk her like they do everyone, making it all sound good but Will makes her stuttery & speechless for a second by talking up Janelle's smarts & comp skills - watch the video
James pops up for a Red Bull to pump him up some more, then they're called to their places when darkness falls - maybe it's a special effects light show comp.. and the flames take them away
The flames go away and Janelle's wearing the veto.. Will says James is "throwing a fit"
She goes to change but puts the necklace back on.. her mom Ann read my Dear Hamsters pre-season requests to her over the phone before she went in.. one was to please wear the veto for awhile after coming in from the comp so we all know for sure who won.. she's done it twice now :)
Janey, Janey, I want a Howie doll!
Things seem pretty calm.. Will is giving anti-skin cancer advice to George & Janelle.. maybe Erika too - she's still hard to keep track of
Danielle comes along and runs her fingers through Will's hair, saying he needs a haircut.. he jumps, saying he didn't know anyone was coming
They say James is in Diary.. the flames come when we can hear him shouting from inside
He finally comes out saying Janelle cheated, it wasn't fair, Diary doesn't have the right camera angle in their tapes to check it.. it's rigged.. he'll get a lawyer
It seems there were questions about former hamsters and/or evictees, and there were dollies to represent them that they had to grab to answer.. James & Janelle had a tussle over a Howie dolly, then Janelle realized the (correct) Marcellas dolly was nearby, grabbed it and won
He stomps around awhile, demands the shrink, corners Danielle and rants at her, then heads up a posse to HOH to talk it out with Willboogie.. among his wordage: "Show me the real tape!" "I'm safe - that's not the issue" "this fucking whore gets whatever she wants" and "this slop eating torture fuck" (the whole BB experience)
Will & Janelle's plan seems to be on schedule - she's going to tell everyone she's out to get Willboogie, and they're going to do the same about her.. George will go up as a pawn (pond), James will be voted out, and the fun will really begin
Janelle & Boogie check-in includes The Plan, and her side of the Dolly Wars
Janelle & Will quick check-in
James & Danielle after he comes out of Diary includes his side of the Dolly Wars
James heads a posse up to HOH, part 1 met with The Plan in action - part 2 - part 3
Will & Janelle follow-up, part 1 He's glad she stayed, he imitates James' rant and they perfect The Plan - part 2
Is Will still playing Janelle? Maybe.. but he seems sincere when he tells her he's glad she stayed, and throughout their chats.. Janelle drops right to glum when Erika or Danielle come through and she says they're all out to get her and now James hates her too
Janelle haters are probably now saying her tears yesterday were all an act.. that's their problem
George makes his rounds through the dicey territory in black chef hat, giving Danielle a hug and taking a shift listening to James.. then he talks with Janelle for a long time saying how proud of her he is, how good she did, how far she'll go and that he'll help her all he can.. it's a light & easy convo between these two, and very friendly
An earlier George/Janelle convo is out of sequence below, with video
Later when the dust settles George joins Janelle outside and they chat some more.. Will joins and they start sharing stories - it's a real good time, with George learning about the Tuesday Night Waffle Alliance meetings, the fights & arguments, and how some of the noms & votes flopped around.. Will says he's hearing it all for the first time too, and maybe some of it he is
Janelle tells them about the fight between Kaysar, James & Marcellas (which they're stunned to hear but love it).. I happen to be recording in quad, one camera's on James who's asleep, kinda.. towards the end of the story he turns & glares at the camera and flips us off - watch the video.. Janelle makes a go-away gesture and says "they're sleeping" immediately after.. it's kinda spooky
George [about everyone always asking for his vote, and why he made his shirt]: Okay, I'm supposed to be in an alliance, but I don't get to go to the meetings?
Janelle: Why cant we ever sleep? Everyone's in pajamas yelling in the backyard
Will: So who would come to these meetings?
Janelle: Everyone but you guys
Will [about Howie/Boogie eviction fight]: That was the silliest thing I ever heard
Janelle: I wish it would have been live
James [after flipping us off]: Fucking idiot show
Will stays up late with Janelle and they chat about The Plan, about James & his reaction to losing, a bit about their lives, and a bit of studying
What BB7 is missing
Postscript is out of sequence tonight due to the Dolly Wars, and cuz it's something different and kinda special
When the adrenalin was pumping thru the house before the comp, Janelle & George chatted for awhile in the kitchen.. he admired her competition gloves and said she's a bad-ass competitor as is James.. they talked about their home towns - both came from small towns in the midwest
They talked about 4th of July's and summer vacations.. Janelle told him about a roadtrip she'd taken with her doggie and all their stops.. it was a lovely convo and it's the kind of stuff we haven't had this year - getting-to-know-you stuff.. maybe they're all reserved after giving up too much of their personal stuff on their seasons, or maybe it's just that they already knew each other, but it's been missed
Watch the video.. we need some of this on Big Brother too, along with the alliancing & strategizing & hissy fits
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