Big Brother 14 Watch: Who Was Evicted And Is Willie A Bully?
Author: Kelly West
published: 2012-07-19 20:02:08
It's Big Brother time! My trip to Comic Con last week conflicted with the start of this season, but I'm caught up and roaring to go. And while I'm still getting used to the new contestants names, I'm not sure how I feel about this season's twist. My adoration of Janelle, Britney and Dan may be distracting me from getting to know the other contestants better. On the bright side, Janelle, Britney and Dan! Yes! (And ok, Mike Boogie! Because everyone loves a villain, right?) And on the subject of last week's news, I'm digging the new house and not digging the altered version of the theme song, which keeps making me think my DVR's gone wonky.
Just to recap up to this point, Jodi was the first official eviction, booted following the very first competition, leaving Dan with only two contestants to coach. Willie won Head of Household and nominated Frank and Kara. Shane won the Power of Veto and opted not to use it, which left the nominations the same.
I haven't been keeping up with the live feeds, so all of my comments are based solely on what's been shown to us in the episodes, but by that, it's not difficult to guess who the nominated houseguest's coaches are purely based on how they handled being on the block. Kara kept quiet and from what we could tell, stayed out of the drama, which was Dan's strategy, especially in the earlier weeks. While Frank played more socially and ended up butting heads with HoH Willie.
I can't tell if Willie is really the "bully" Frank tried to make him out to be or if Frank was really just using Willie's connection with his brother Russell to turn the house against him. This is definitely one of those situations where the feed-watchers would know better than I (if you're among them, feel free to sound off in the comments below!). From the way the episode presented it, it seemed like Frank got paranoid and decided to turn on Willie. And maybe Willie said something negative about Wil's decision to turn off the game talk for a day, which depending on how he said it, could have been mean-spirited. Regardless, Willie and Frank had a fight while the rest of the house watched. In the end, the altercation didn't drastically damage Frank's game as Kara was eliminated. Here's how the votes went down (and in parenthesis, their teams):
Danielle (Dan) - Frank
Shane (Britney) - Frank
Joe (Janelle) - Kara
Ian (Mike) - Kara
JoJo (Britney) - Frank
Jenn (Mike) - Kara
Wil (Janelle) - Kara
Ashley (Janelle) - Kara
That leaves Dan with just one person left in the house to coach. Hopefully he'll manage to fly under the radar. Dan did some of his best work when he was the underdog in the house in Season 10. Perhaps he'll pass some of that strategy on to Danielle.
Before we get to the HoH, let's address the paranoia. For one thing, it was Britney's mistake to share her theory about the coaches possibly being brought into the game at some point. Whether or not that proves to be true, if there's one advantage the vets have, it's being able to guess this kind of stuff based on their own experience. She might have been better off playing the game with that in mind and not telling anyone her theory. Form some bonds with other contestants (and with the three other coaches) and stick to wait-and-see mode. But that theory is out there, as Willie shared it (in a hypothetical sort of way) with the rest of the house. He too might have done well not to spread that around and kept it in his pocket for a while. And the "no-coaches" meeting didn't help him. He may be in trouble, depending on who gets HoH tonight.
Tonight's Head of Household had the houseguests answering questions based on annoying broadcasts that kept them up all night. The feed-watchers may have gotten more enjoyment out of this set-up than we did watching the competition play out during tonight's episode. Sorry, but questions about a hypothetical "burglar" do nothing for me. Boring.
It came down to Frank and Wil and Frank ended up winning it. This situation does not look good for Willie. But it's Big Brother, there's always the Veto, and there's always the chance Frank's strategy will involve other targets. We'll have to wait until Sunday to see who he nominates (or watch the feeds and figure it out before then!)
Julie announced this week's twist:
For the coach that wins this week's coaches competition. Coaches can either keep one of their player's safe or they can choose to trade one of their players for another coach's player. Everyone is eligible to be traded except the HoH.
Should be interesting to see how - if at all - this affects the game.
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