Big Brother 14 Watch: Double Elimination - Who Was Evicted Tonight?
Author: Kelly West
published: 2012-08-23 20:29:18
Double eviction night! It's probably one of the most intense nights of the season for any given season of Big Brother that's featured the fast-forward event. Tonight's episode saw two houseguests sent packing, one of whom will get to go home while the other will get to go to jury and wait for the rest of the non-winners to arrive.
Get 'ta steppin...
Despite Jen's post-nomination smack-talking, the house was mostly in agreement to evict Boogie, with Frank and Ashley being the only exceptions. Boogie thought he had Ian's vote too, so he devoted his goodbye speech to Joe, who should/could have been the fourth vote. Even if he had gotten through to Joe, Jen still had the votes to stay, with Ian, Danielle, Dan and Britney all voting to evict Boogie.
Tonight was really the night of Ian. Not only did he get most of the credit for Boogie's eviction, but he also managed to throw Boogie's weird "get 'ta steppin" send-off in his face. A nod to All Stars when Boogie and Howie argued as Howie was evicted. Burn! But Ian managed to get back on Boogie's good side by stroking his ego in his goodbye message, and crediting Boogie's sneaky Chilltown ways for his own tactics. Boogie's hat was off to Ian after that. And now he knows it wasn't Dan who sold him out.
Ian may have gotten to do the big reveal in his goodbye message, but Britney wins for funniest farewell, throwing Boogie's diary room phone calls in his face. She's adorable.
Ian won the Head of Household, which was good for him. If Frank had won it, he surely would have put Ian up, especially after Boogie told him Ian was not to be trusted, as he walked out the door. Of course, getting Frank out of the house has proven to be an impossible task, and tonight was no exception. Ian nominated Frank and Ashley for eviction, but Frank won the Veto (a find-the-item-in-the-ball-pit comp) and took himself off. Joe was put up as the replacement. Ashley's speech included the admission that she's not articulate. And she rambled about her intentions when siding with Chilltown, but the speech never really went anywhere and Julie had to cut her off. Joe followed this with a speech that consisted entirely of gestures and he still managed to make more sense than Ashley. Everyone voted Ashley out.
Ashley stumbled around with her goodbye hugs and wandered out of the house, approaching Julie and stating, "I can't believe i'm here! I love your side-pony." Cute, sure butů yeah. Ashley made a comment about people being upset that she sided with Frank and Boogie. Her loyalty toward new-Chilltown was likely the catalyst to her eviction, but I think it was more than just that. Joe and Ashley were both floating. Floaters have very little value in the game when it comes to reliability. Ashley proved to be too much of a wild card, and in the end, when she finally did pick a side, it was the wrong one. Joe, on the other hand, proved he could be reasoned with. He made himself valuable in that he didn't flip-flop when push came to shove. Maybe he won't win competitions (it could happen, but the odds don't seem high right now) but he proved he could be counted on for a vote when it was needed. Given the choice between the two, I would've gone with Joe too. At least he lets people know what he's going to do.
Last we saw of Frank, he was huffing and puffing over the house "sending that poor girl home." I get it that he's disappointed and probably coming off a lot of stress, with Boogie's eviction and his own re-nomination, but it's disappointing to see him reacting so angrily. I'm not sure if his insistence on taking this game personally is his own way of playing the game or if that's Boogie's influence rubbing off on him. Either way, it's poor form and bad gameplay. He's in a position now to clean the slate, especially considering he's on his own. Throwing a tantrum doesn't help him. It just makes him look bitter, and if he doesn't win HoH he's going to be up on the block (or back-doored) without a person in the house to help him out. What he should be doing is playing up his weakness and vulnerability right now. That would be Dan's approach. I can't remember how many times Dan told people "I'm a weak player in this game," during Season 10, and people believed it and turned on each other.
There's another Head of Household competition coming, but tonight's episode ended with the eviction, so we won't know who's the new HoH until that competition takes place (or Sunday night's episode airs). In the meantime, I'm glad to see the (unfortunately named) Quack Pack still intact.
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