Tonight's episode of Big Brother stands the chance of being pretty explosive, with another potential blindside in the works, not to mention the double-eviction. Things got tense last night between Amanda and GinaMarie, and it's at this point that I'll post the SPOILER warning. This article contains spoilers from the live feeds. If you don't want to know what's been going on in the house leading up to tonight's live episode, read no further!
Ok, you've been warned.
So, as we reported the other day, it was originally looking like Amanda would be evicted almost unanimously, with McCrae being the lone vote to keep her. And then Amanda had a conversation with Elissa that basically laid it out for her. If Amanda goes, Elissa's the next target. And she's not exactly lying there. Though Amanda doesn't know about the Exterminators alliance, she does know that Elissa's low man on the totem pole among some of the other houseguests. So the two struck a deal that Elissa would vote to keep Amanda, and Amanda will have Elissa's back in return. They exchanged jewelry (Elissa handed over her wedding ring) to seal the deal. If both sides keep their deal, they give the jewelry back. We've seen past players do this. It's just a little assurance. They also had a conversation later wherein Amanda apologized to Elissa for how she behaved last week. And the two seem to be on good terms now, which hasn't gone unnoticed by the rest of the house.
Amanda also took Andy's organ shirt (the one with the rib skeleton on it) as collateral for his vote, but that was mainly to assure Elissa that Andy's on board. Because Elissa's putting her neck out to try to save Amanda, so it's in her best interest that Amanda actually stays. The thing is, Andy's planning on voting Amanda out. At least, that's what he's told the Exterminators. He's passed along a lot of info to Judd, Spencer and GinaMarie, including Elissa's plan to save Amanda. He has not told Amanda about the Exterminators, which suggests his loyalty is with the newer alliance. And that means, if he votes Amanda out, it'll be a two-two tie (McCrae/Elissa vs. Judd/Andy), after which GinaMarie will break the tie and almost certainly vote to evict Amanda.
Andy's plan is to blame Elissa for his vote. Whether or not McCrae buys it (or Amanda buys it from the jury house) remains to be seen, but given the ring exchange, I'm thinking they might realize too late that Andy played them all week. Because he's given them every indication that he's on their side, meanwhile, he talks very enthusiastically about voting Amanda out when he's with his Exterminator people.
GinaMarie will likely be very happy to send Amanda packing tonight, if she's given the opportunity. She and Amanda had a huge, nasty blowout last night, after GinaMarie made some comment about the sleeping arrangements that made Amanda smirk. I'm not even sure what that was about to be honest, only that there was some tension between Amanda and GM involving the beds, and Amanda's smirk -- which she later admitted, was directed at GM, though she denied it during the fight -- set GinaMarie off.