Big Brother 14 Watch: Who Hit The Reset Button? - UPDATED With HoH Winner
Author: Kelly West
published: 2012-08-02 20:14:20
West coast viewers, you'll want to skip this if you haven't seen the episode yet, because this write-up contains major spoilers about tonight's episode of Big Brother.
Well, there's a twist! Expect the unexpected, right? Ok, realistically, it seemed everyone, including the houseguests, was prepared for the "twist" that would put the coaches back in the game, but tonight's episode threw in a few additional mini-twists. First, the reveal that America voted for the coaches to be offered the opportunity to return to the game. Duh. As much as I think there's an argument for them staying as coaches to keep things interesting, it seemed obvious that America would aim for the shake-up over the status quo. Then, the houseguests are told of America's vote and the four coaches are given the opportunity to "hit the reset button" by accepting the offer to play the game for themselves.
One of the catches to the coach decision was that, if the couches opted not to come into the game as players, the eviction would take place as scheduled and one or more evicted players would return to the game. That's just a numbers thing, so no real surprise there. With the number of weeks to go and the number of players left, they either need to fill the vacant spots with coaches or else, bring back some evictees. I'm assuming there would have been another reset opportunity down the line if they hadn't hit the button tonight.
If the coaches chose to hit the reset button, the eviction for tonight would be cancelled and the game would move forward with four "new" players (the veterans). Each coach got to make their own choice as to whether or not to hit reset, but it wasn't an individual decision. All it took was for one coach to hit the button and all four would be brought in. Three of the four coaches hit the button, with Boogie being the only one not to hit it. I'm going to assume he figured someone else would do it and he didn't want to be the one to make that decision - especially if it's something he can use to his advantage. Though Frank might take offense to his choice, considering he was on the block this week and would immediately benefit from the reset.Whether or not Boogie announces that he didn't push the button or tries to use it to insight drama remains to be seen. In the meantime, Janelle, Dan and Britney all hit the button.
The pre-live portion of the show seemed to emphasize some of the pros and cons to the coach situation. Wil and Janelle's tension was exposed, and their supposed heart-to-heart later on proved to be useless on both sides. She admitted in the diary room that she was faking the tears, and Wil admitted during his own DR session that he didn't believe her emotions were genuine. These two were due for a separation, though I wouldn't be surprised if they formed a new alliance now that Janelle's playing the game. Janelle might seem more useful to WIl now that she's not his coach, and he might seem like an asset to her now that she's at risk of being evicted on her own. It should be especially interesting to see how the dynamic of their relationship changes going forward, especially when considering what we saw during tonight's episode.
Meanwhile, from what we've seen in the episodes, and what I've observed during Sho2's Big Brother After Dark, it seems like Danielle is way more into the idea of a showmance with Shane than he is with her. Maybe he's interested in her, but he seems to be approaching it with caution, preferring to focus on winning the game than dating. Dan gave Danielle some good advice about keeping her emotions out of her game, and while she seemed open to his advice, I don't see her being able to do that. If ever there was a time when Dan might want to unhitch his wagon from this team situation, it's now. He's a strategic player who spent his whole season making a lot of social decisions to navigate through the game, and Danielle's interest in Shane seems a lot less about strategy as it is about attraction. I can see Dan and Danielle moving forward as allies, but he's better off not having her as his only link to the game. Britney, on the other hand, had a good thing with Shane. Sure, he's a target, but he's a strong player and he appears to be focused on winning. That said, he'll be a good ally to her and I could see them moving forward in the game together.
In unrelated news, tonight's episode revealed that Frank is the son of pro-wrestler Sid Vicious, who was featured in the episode and has been watching his son. Given the big twist tonight, I'm sure he's pleased to see Frank get another shot in the house. From what I've seen from the feeds, it seemed like Frank was on his way out the door, and given that the houseguests probably knew there was an endurance competition coming tonight, they would have made the right move to get the physically stronger houseguest out. In the case of Joe and Frank, it's probably safe to assume that's Frank.
The episode ended with the four coaches coming into the game, no eviction and the start of the endurance competition for Head of Household. All of the houseguests were left clinging to the side of a ship that occasionally tipped toward water. We also saw water pouring down from. We'll post an update if/when we hear word of the winner. In the meantime, do you hope it's a veteran or a newbie? It's going to be very interesting to see how the house divides now that the teams have been broken up!
Head of Household Update/Spoilers!
1:00 a.m. EST - Big Brother After Dark just came on and from what I can tell, Ian, Danielle and Britney are the last three remaining. They're shivering, wet and not looking very happy. Something tells me a deal will be struck (or attempted) soon.
1:08 - Ian and Britney came down. (Feeds were on Boogie and Frank talking so I didn't see if they made any kind of deal first). Danielle won. Dan hugged her and then it looked like Shane gave her a congratulations kiss. First girl HoH!
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