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July 26, 2007 - Day 27

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Kail & Mike take theirs in the nominee chairs

Primping for Julie is a mad dash, like every Thursday.. Jessica enlists Eric to help with hers, which he does willingly

This primp-fest is a bit different than most though, as Big Brother lets another oops slip through to the feeds: "Daniele, don't be a dick" (thanks to Luckieirish21 for catching!)



Then it's showtime (CBS version) and Mike walks the plank, but not til after Julie has to shut him up - ironic that one of the few times he speaks is when he's on his way out the door.. well, at least he "enlightened" them and/or us, or something.. <blink>

Dustin wins the Eliminator comp and he's pleased with his win, naturally.. he wastes no time packing to move upstairs.. Amber wastes no time getting to him, naturally

They'll dwell on this comp later as paranoia strikes deeper so make a note: Eric eliminated Jen; Dustin eliminated Zach; Nick eliminated Kail; Jameka eliminated Nick; Dustin eliminated Jessica; Eric eliminated Amber; Eric eliminated Daniele; Eric eliminated himself with a wrong answer; and Dustin won on the final question over Jameka

Like all Thursdays, some are pleased with the outcome and some are not.. Kail seems to be wondering why everyone's not gathering around telling her they like her, they really like her


HOH room debut


Oops, it's cut from the feeds.. what's up with that? I believe it's the first time that's happened ever (aside from double-eviction feeds blackouts).. maybe they think they're giving up too much but hey, that's not why the ratings are bad this season - that's due to the cast and the "twists".. feedsters all watch the show anyway

I'm pretty sure Dustin's dad didn't sign off and that there might be some bad blood there - maybe that's why

Oh well, nevermind.. on to the next section

Aftermath


Nick's not too happy tonight.. wait til he finds out he's getting blamed for Eric's vote, Jen's mustard, and just about anything else they can think of

Naturally he hits up Daniele for a quick chat but the sparks seem gone now - they were few to start with anyway.. naturally Amber hits up Dustin for another hug.. and naturally one camera stays on Daniele again while she eats



Daniele's quite the getaround girl again, busy in various whisperings here & there.. Zach not so much, playing yard-chess by himself


Dustin's giddier about his win than we've seen since Howie about Janelle's.. Dick pays a visit and they re-confirm last night's plans (Zach/Nick/Kail) but they'll all meet about it again tonight, just to yack some more (and/or waffle, of course)


Jen continues to provide what they want to provide for Showtime as Kail talks at her.. Amber's still getting around, doing Bible study with Nick.. Jameka takes a nap so Jessica's left on her own, for now


Dick & Daniele have a nice relaxed chat together that's good to see


Woe is Zach


Eric & Jessica walk the backyard and talk about all the others.. well, Eric does most of the talking

He also tells her how much he likes her.. it's a sweet scene, but we must move upstairs where Zach is whining his brains out

It looks like a shrink session again.. Zach's miserable about everything from not being friends with any of them to being picked last in sports.. Dustin goes from trying to listen to his CD to watching & nodding


Nick's headwear evolves through the night


Waffle Alliance rides again


Amber spends some time with Dustin and his new teddybear.. he reads her the letter his brother wrote him and says he wishes his dad had "been more considerate" and sent more pics of his mom

Dustin's been set on getting rid of Nick for awhile but Amber works on him some - she'd prefer Nick to stay and Zach be gone

Amber was meant to be at the nightly Waffle Alliance meeting but she doesn't show up til later.. Daniele wasn't meant to be there, but she is.. she tells them how nasty Nick talked to her in the pantry yesterday - she definitely sounds done with that


Dustin starts out by saying he wants to put up Kail & Zach.. they waffle and waffle, rotating the options for nominees and veto alternates, going through every combination of Kail/Jen/Nick/Zach - even though they'd decided all this last night


They finish up with Kail & Jen, and Zach as the alternate/backdoor target, even though most agreed earlier that Nick was the bigger threat.. it doesn't really matter - they'll break up and whisper in their various sub-alliances and it'll probably all change again before the veto, if not before the noms tomorrow

I can't get a clear idea of who Eric's been directed to target.. he goes off on Nick later (viciously) to Dick, Amber & Jameka, but the HOH isn't there.. Jameka loses a couple points (for me) when she complains that everyone cuts off Amber and doesn't ever let her finish what she's saying.. we don't really need to hear more Amber, do we?

Daily videos


Post-show discussion of the vote and HOH comp; Dick visits Dustin; Dick & Daniele chat; Zach visits Dustin and whines; Eric & Jessica take a walk; and parts of the Waffle Alliance meeting are in the forum along with liltiger's from the daytime


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BBQ SMACKDOWN SCORECARD
Round 1: BBQ 1, Dick 0



POWER STATUS
Dustin is Head of Household



AMERICA'S PRODUCERS' PLAYER
Who should Eric get nominated? (odd wording again). Polls closed at midnight: Amber (I think)



NEXT SHOW
Sunday, July 29 at 8pm - Westies can watch live thanks to Jen & Sean



RATINGS WATCH
Thursday's show stayed in second place for the timeslot with 4.5 rating and 9 share, behind 'Don't Forget the Lyrics' with 5.4/10.

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SPECIAL GENEROUS EDITION
VTE=Voted to evict
Daily ratings are based on entertainment value. Editors are based on the most recent air show.



Editors
EditorsPLEASE TURN UP THE VOLUME ON THE FEEDS (but not the blues music).
Grudging ups for Thursday's show, simply because they did not drag Dick & Daniele through the mud as feared, so kudos for that and for snipping their wrenching convo down to boyfriend stuff. I'll even overlook that they kept building the Nick & Daniele lovestory with a clip disguised as flirting, that was really her in a heap after her blowout with Dick, while Nick did not comfort her. I'll also overlook the usual bogus melodrama ('Dick took revenge' etc) and implying that Mike's been in there and playing all along. I guess the kids got yelled at or pep-talked since they gave supercharged greets to Julie, and it was fun to see both Dick & Mike talk her to death. Very odd hearing her call Jen 'a vain, robotic bitch' on the same show as her backstory, but I'm glad they finally introduced Jameka to the tv audience and showed Jessica as having something upstairs. Another vote where Eric didn't state his, yet Julie made a point of 'making it official' even after there were 5 votes for Mike to walk, and another odd choice of words for the new AP poll. I'll even overlook Julie telling Mike that 'people on the internet' are saying Mike out-dumb'd Marcellas.. those were Dick's words cuz it was personal for him.



Amber
VTE Mike
It's the second Thursday night in a row where she's got nothing to worry about, so she starts up her drama all over town. Send her home.



Daniele
VTE Mike
It's really nice to see her out of Nick's clutches and enjoying herself again, and especially nice to see her having a (mostly) light-hearted chat with dad, complete with a few laughs. She not only held her own in the late night Waffle Alliance meeting but contributed some of the better stuff. Kris seems like a good guy who really cares about her and I'm glad we got to meet him on the show.



Dick
No vote (HOH)
Easy ups for the best HOH blog ever (even though he used several of my catchphrases.. hmm), for the miner's light in Kail's head comment, and for his & Daniele's (mostly) comfortable chat tonight. Love him or hate him, he is the show.



Dustin
VTE Mike
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
Ups for making his 'four things I know about Mike' his goodbye speech, for putting up with Zach's lengthy poor-me whine, and for putting up with Amber all the time. He showed some ignorance of the game when he complained about people talking about who should be in sequester: it's not about roomies, Dustin - it's about jury votes. I have a feeling he's going to be like Marcellas with that HOH robe but for tonight it's all good.



Eric
AMERICA'S PLAYER
5 of 9: $10k so far
VTE Kail
Ups for taking out three of them in the HOH comp plus himself just in time (and getting away with it) as well as for deflecting the extra Kail vote from Jen to Nick. That combined with his taking the temp spotlight off her in last night's meeting makes me fairly confident that he's still working with her and I'm glad of that. Kudos too for not biting Julie's bait to say he's got a crush on Jessica, and for getting away with the whole AP gig as a whole. When are the others going to realize he's in there longer for a live vote than any of them are?



Jameka
VTE Mike
Ups simply because she's worth it.



Jen
VTE Mike
I haven't seen much of her tonight because she's usually listening to Kail and I'm usually not, but ups anyway for her dumb act in the vote just after we'd heard her mom & friend confirm she isn't. They need to work on Julie's script - she's pushing this Hate Jen thing way too far ('vain, robotic bitch'??) and the plot's a week or so past that now. Dick even suggested they'll be working together in his HOH blog.. I'm not going to say I told you so yet, but it's coming.



Jessica
VTE Mike
See Jameka.



Kali
No vote (nominee)
She turned her surprise pardon into upcoming strategy chat within hours yet still doesn't understand that it's not a popularity contest in there (and even if it were, she'd still lose). Her nominee speech about friendships and special bonds was so much bunny poop but the blessings part is what really made me gag. Does she honestly believe God gives a crap about a tv show and whether she's kicked off it this week or next?



Nick
VTE Mike
Bleah.



Zach
VTE Kail
I have to give ups for changing his tune so drastically. In 24 hours he went from being cocky-sure he was going to be HOH tonight and saying he & Nick were the next Willboogie, to crying to Dustin about being picked last for PE. Granted, that's kind of mean to laugh about but that's how it goes sometimes. I started off this sidebar nicely anyway.



Mike

He was on Big Brother 8. Barely. His game was like Drew's but without Diane, and without winning anything.



Joe

His & Dustin's part in the 'twist' felt legit and disturbing to eavesdrop on. Joe was chatty and catty, he told stories and entertained, and will be remembered for 'Amber from Vegas' and gonorrhea.



Carol

She & Jessica didn't fulfill the 'twist' as advertised so off she goes. She wasn't prepared for this, she moped a lot and was barely around, but she gave a good show when she had it out with all the cameras watching her.



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