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hamsterAugust 23, 2006 - Day 52

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Dingo explains it all.. or not

Since George started straight slop I can't tell anymore if he's eating or doing a crafts project

He's still motivated by his slop diet and starts his day visiting the scale.. Will entertains the troops during lockdown in his new shirt, modified further with fringe and sleeves sent to the sleeve-dana drawer.. later he does his thing outside

Willboogie check in: Boogie says he & Erika are "very Will & Nicole now" (code for HJ/FJ).. Will says he has "zero insecurity" about his & Janelle's relationship.. Boogie responds with "Will Almighty," amended to "Bruce Almighty" (which Janelle was almost in, ironically - she's in the DVD extras).. Will says (wrongly) that Janelle has no relationship with George - watch the video

They discover Will's backyard camera is gone - punishment for messing with producers too much? Preparation for HOH comp tomorrow? Too many marriage proposals to Will flooding the production offices?

Video snippets:
James & George on BB6 in BB7, Howie, and evictions
Quickie: James does the Internet Voice about Danielle

Erika says she doesn't remember getting from bath to bed but she remembers the wine trio coming "to our hat party".. later she tells Danielle & Will "I should never have let Boogie sleep in my bed - now he's crashed out".. she takes an extended shower (washing that man right out of her hair?).. Janelle & Willboogie check in thru the day.. Janelle & Will walk another marathon.. she feeds him and I have a revelation
Will: You guys are having a showmance
Erika: Nuh-uh
Will: What is it then?
Erika: We were just drunk
Janelle [to Boogie]: James keeps asking me if he's safe - I hate lying

So much speculation, so much game going on, and so much sparkly chemistry between Will & Janelle have sent feedsters sprawling in all directions. Something about Janelle's tone of voice when feeding Will made me certain she's playing him as much as he is her, combined with Will being in the dark about Janelle & George and Janelle's well-known talent with her feminine wiles. Will keeps pushing her to work & study harder and she keeps saying she's not as good as she used to be. So what's it all mean?

I think they're all waiting & seeing what tomorrow's HOH brings, but I'm thinking Will may be playing Boogie on the side too, trying to get him to 'convince' Will to take Erika to Final 3 over Janelle. They need Janelle to get them there with her comp skills (so much that they've offered a money split, codename Banana Bread) but either Will or Boogie stand a better chance with the jury going against Erika than Janelle.. Erika has not been offered a split.

Boogie & Erika both seem to be playing each other to get further in the game, end of story.. and Boogie seems to have cooled off on the whole idea as of today

As for Will & Janelle's flirting? I think it's part game and part real for both of them. Janelle obviously enjoys it but is also using it to stay safe in the game, along with having George on the side and a one-week truce with Danielle - however flimsy that might be. She may not go hard for tomorrow's HOH as she should be safe whoever gets it. If she's nominated, she stands a better chance of winning veto than the others but she'd have Willboogie & George's votes anyway. For Will's part, having Boogie do his dirty work (as he has since the start, voluntarily) will keep Will in good graces with Janelle after the game, which he seems to genuinely want. It seems like the more they gameflirt, the more impressed they become with each other.

A future together? They seem well-matched in a lot of ways but each has a significant other and each has done the showmance scene: they both know better. If (big IF) something's going to happen outside, they know enough to wait til they're outside to go there. As for the breakup rumors & MySpace pic removals, never forget that Will's girlfriend won $2 million flirting on tv - if anyone gets it, she does.

That got long, sorry.. making all the pieces fit has been bugging me though. This is all theory and speculation, by the way. Nothing irritates me more than seeing my stuff posted as someone else's, unless it's seeing my theories posted as fact by someone. If you quote me or anyone, please provide credit and add a source link, thanks.

Will's Ultimate Plan, Cliffnotes version Janelle helps get herself, Willboogie & Erika to Final 4, they drop Janelle and go on to Final 3. Will or Boogie is then in Final 2 and either wins against Erika or they finish one-two: either way they win and split the cash. If Erika goes out at Final 4, they split three ways with Janelle. If Will goes out at Final 4, he works the jury. (If Boogie goes out at Final 4, we got us a show!)

Danielle's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

She's moping around a lot and crying a lot, and saying she's too sensitive for all this stuff this time and she's changed too much since BB3

She keeps her sunglasses on and keeps saying she wants some top ramen, she wants to see Dr. Zachary (the shrink), and she wants to go home

She chats with James and assures him he's safe.. Willboogie say maybe they should offer her some Banana Bread.. Boogie says ok, as long as it doesn't come out of his cut (but they haven't offered yet).. Will also mentions to Boogie the idea of doing "Amazing Race" with Janelle - previously he'd talked about doing it with Boogie.. Danielle finally gets to see the shrink

James campaigns for Erika's vote - watch the video.. he's pretty sure he has it, until she won't commit and says "it's so hard".. James keeps on it til Danielle comes out from the shrink..she's feeling better and gets her top ramen - watch the video
Danielle goes to work on Erika then, pressuring her to vote to keep James - watch the video.. I don't think Erika ever commits to either George or James to anyone
They bring in George to see if he'll commit to a deal but he gives them words of encouragement & support instead.. he makes a little slip at one point, talking about the game: "That's how I chiseled my way all the way to the t-- where I am today" - I don't know if they make anything of this or not; I figure it means being in with Janelle (the winner in his eyes).. Janelle comes in and they go silent.. she asks what they're doing, can she stay? George is encouraging but Danielle & Erika aren't.. she leaves and tells Willboogie about it - they laugh & admire her moxie

Outside Boogie tells long stories about hookers and his business partner Loni.. Will reminds him this is on the internet but Boogie says it's ok

Drunken hot tub party

All of them sit outside and play cards & pool.. it's a nice night

They get some booze.. George says he'd like to propose a toast since it's probably his last night (remember The Plan)

He asks if anyone minds if he breaks his slop restriction and has a glass of wine - nobody does, in fact they encourage it.. he goes to check with Diary just to be sure.. he comes back and says Diary said no, but he found more booze and brings it out.. he makes his toast and James makes one too, kinda - watch the video.. it's a nice moment
Will & Janelle are flirtier than ever tonight, even a bit touchy-feely.. feedmasters give Janelle lots of closeups - watch the video
James decides to live it up and chugs a beer very fast, then another.. by the end he says he's done four or five - I catch two.. we see a new side of him and hear about his & Sarah's first anniversary.. oops - watch the video
Will & Janelle keep at it but Will gets a bit standoffish.. there's definitely a bait 'n switch going on, or something.. there are some similarities to Erika & Boogie's tub last night, but it really isn't anything like it.. Will says he doesn't want anymore wine but she "forces" some more on him - he doesn't put up much of a fight
Janelle & Boogie chat inside for a bit - she says Will's not being so much fun tonight.. Erika asks Boogie over pool if he's going to screw her over on tv

Janelle keeps advancing and Will finally pulls in a sippy Danielle for protection.. she squeals about being a married woman, like she does, and she thinks more wine for Will is a fine idea.. he says he's lost his protection as they "force" more wine on him, and he & Danielle both sneak hits off Janelle's cigs.. they decide to move to the hot tub - even Danielle - Boogie goes up to bed, alone
Will [smoking]: I hate cigarettes
Will: I hate cigarettes
Will: I hate cigarettes
Will: GOD I love cigarettes! Just kidding internet - I'm a doctor, I hate cigarettes

The girls go off to change and Willboogie have a quick check-in.. Boogie tells Will that Janelle had asked if he's bored, and asks if he's working on DD (Operation Double Date)? Will says yea, she's all over him and Boogie says he'd hate that.. Will asks what about Erika, was it a showmance? Boogie says "I turned it into that..I was listening to myself talk and was literally disgusted"

Will hops on the pool table.. we get lots of flames as Big Brother tells him to knock it off, repeatedly.. they all end up in the hot tub - even James, his first time in.. George circles around the deck and it's a good time
Everyone's very sippy and having fun, with little game talk.. Will says they need Boogie so they parade up and re-enact Wakeup Calls, to no avail - watch the video
James gets a little obnoxious and pours water on Danielle - she'd wanted to keep her hair dry, but she laughs it off.. they talk about taking clothes off, like they do, but everyone behaves
James doesn't look this bad - it's just a Realplayer accident - but he's sippy enough that he might feel like this.. we've never seen this side of James before
He leans & laughs but is likely still thinking eviction (he's biting his nails).. he turns away when Erika gives him a smooch, saying "Will & Janelle are single now - I don't want to be".. Will & Janelle linger on after the others go off, flirting & play-fighting, maybe.. it's mostly fun but it has a bite
Will: Janelle, have you ever met anyone whose flirt game is better than yours?
Janelle: Almost
Janelle: I think yours is better

I watched all this after working up my crackpot theory earlier.. it looks like it might be holding hot tub water. All evening Will was kind of pulling away, even trying to pick mini-fights; Janelle bit on some of the bait but not all of it, and he kept coming back. Willboogie check-ins plus prior convos make the Erika/Janelle theory make sense to me, and appearing to back off some from Janelle gives Boogie a little ground to boost up Erika.. but now it seems like Boogie's done with her.

Drunken aftermath

Danielle comes in grouching about getting her hair dunked.. she sets up to shower and goes off to get something else.. when she gets back James & Erika have taken the spots.. she pulls her stuff off and waits her turn.. James is wasted but functioning okay.. he follows Danielle around the house like a puppy, chattering up a storm.. she finally gets him put to bed

James: I'm drunk, Danielle
Danielle: I know
James: Danielle, I'm wearing a towel

She finally gets her hair washed & dried - it always looks nice on live Thursdays and will tomorrow.. Will & Janelle shower together but sing constantly so we get mostly flames.. they whisper secrets, like they do.. she asks him to stay up with her but he says he has to rest up for the HOH comp and goes off to bed
Janelle: How many times a day do you look in a mirror?
Will: About 5,000.. you?
Janelle: About 2
Will: Only 2 times?
Janelle: 2,000
Will: That's 2 times industry standard.. I'm 5 times industry standard

Janelle stays up awhile longer on her own reading her Bible, like she does..
the greenlight isn't doing anything for Erika

As usual, it's still not 100% certain who's going tomorrow but it should be James.. Danielle plans to work on Erika some more, but we'll have to wait and see if both Janelle & Will stick to The Plan or not: she could go renegade and keep her promise to never vote James out, and he's making a habit of last minute flips.. if there's a tie it's left to Boogie and he'd probably kick out James: he'd love the possibility of causing another Howie-type eviction.. when James goes, Danielle won't be pleased and today will look like a walk in the park to what's coming

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Tuesday's show won its time slot. Next show is live eviction Thursday at 8 pm. Finale is Sept. 12
Some perspective: Tuesday BB's 5.0 rating/8.0 share corresponds to the 8pm winner, a rerun of 'House' at 5.7/10. The 10pm winner, 'SVU' had 6.5/11.

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Current alliance map rerun, with slight adjustments
+ = strong (2 points)
- = iffy (1 point)
0 = not so good (0 point)
Ratings indicate my take on their future in the game based on strength & viability of current alliances - ups jive with Will's Ultimate Plan Final 4.. hmmm.
I figure we need two more double evictions to finish in time

Big thanks for turning the flames music down! Now please fix the volume on F1?

A great show all around Tuesday. They didn't dwell on James or Janelle's breakdowns and they replayed the Dolly Wars in detail - watch the video by Tiger/tigershere. But there were still problems: tv-only viewers must be insane by now trying to put together this 1000-piece puzzle since they've only been given 100 pieces and 50 of them are wrong. Now they have James saying he feels bad about Janelle crying since they know each other outside the house? This is after they aired him calling her Anna Nicole wannabe, fat piece of shit, and a bitch umpteen times. They showed Boogie & Will talking to Janelle but I'm pretty sure they didn't air either saying they were sorry for Howie's eviction, and both did. Will's diaries about James were funny as always, as was his 'rebuild Janelle' stuff. We can see where that's going now when they kept his 'I own you' but didn't show much of their flirtations this time, and this is when it really started to kick into high gear. Not surprising they cut out Boogie getting Howie's HOH photos but it's kinda shocking that's it's still a full moon over that house. The cyberpunk electronic spy music was perfect for the Dolly Wars comp as was the cartoony jazz for Willboogie's celebrations afterward. Boogie placing Will's key last in the nom box shows just how little he knows about game tension or 'good tv' when on his own. Erika's edits are turning sour (wait til they cover tonight) and Danielle was barely there considering how busy she's been. I'm surprised yet not that they didn't air her comment about 'looking out and seeing idols - with my religion and all, I knew this wasn't a competition for me.'

+ Will
- Will/Erika
- Will/Janelle
+ Erika
0 Will/Danielle/James

- James
0 Will/Boogie/James
0 Will
- Erika
0 George
- Janelle (1 wk truce)

- Danielle
+ Boogie
- George
- Will/Boogie

- Erika
0 Danielle
+ Janelle

- Janelle
- Danielle
0 Will/Boogie/Danielle

- James
- Will/Boogie
+ Will
+ George
- Danielle (1 wk truce)

Dr. Will
+ Boogie
+ Janelle
- Boogie/Erika
- Boogie/Janelle
0 Danielle
0 Boogie/Dani/James


Love him or hate him, nobody can deny he's an individual. Two years running he's stayed truer to his partners than anyone while staying on good terms with everyone on all sides, in spite of behavior that would get most arrested. His act gets old and he drops trou a lot, but he's almost always upbeat and his heart is solid gold. We'd all be lucky to have a friend as loyal as Howie.


He had early alliances galore but blew them all off to mope & complain instead. Editing was far from kind and didn't even give us his best but it's his own doing (like most of his problems are). Hamsterwatch Most Photogenic award winner, especially since he started posing for renaissance paintings.


He said his heart wasn't in it this year and that he was saving his big moves for later: both fatal in the BB house, and not kicking out Will when he could was pivotal to the season. But he shaved his head for the game and stopped twisting his hair too. Good to see him again and overnighters especially will miss him.


Sadly, she didn't stand a chance this year. She came in defeated & involved in a feud, and lost all her partners. Mrs. Smith didn't give us the fireworks she's capable of but she's always an all-star in my book and I wish her well.


His alliances and behavior were all over the map this time and both got him kicked out. He went out the back door again but it wasn't intentional this time. So long, mirror-face.


Not the most charismatic and she didn't start playing in time, but each side kicked her out so the other couldn't have her. Kudos to her for having the guts to return.


She worked out and hid in a vase but the potential for catfights & dramatics left with her. She didn't live up to her skanky rep: good for her, bad for us.

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