When we left off on Sunday the houseguests were embroiled in what appeared to be a long competition. We should have known better. It turns out that Dan already had a deal with Ian to throw the competition in Dan’s favor with Dan thinking all he had to do was convince Danielle to do the same thing and everyone could go back inside the house with as little wear and tear as possible and Dan in the driver’s seat for the remainder of the game. Read More
Shows we Love: Big Brother
Tonight’s installment of Big Brother is a throw away episode that continues much of what we saw in the previous chapter. Much of the early part of the episode is spent watching Danielle beat herself up over having trusted Dan and revile herself about how stupid she was for doing so while listening to Dan tell us he is convinced that he has total control over both Danielle and Ian and that reeling Danielle back in one more time is a cake walk.
Ian is a little island floating around thinking he can win the game and he’s about to reach his dream come true of winning Big Brother. Read More
You would think Danielle winning the HoH competition would cause a ton of problems for the remaining players on Big Brother. In a typical game that might be the case. This season it is a moot point because Dan can sleep walk his way through the rest of the game and come out on top. He has managed to set himself up in final three deals with the remaining players in every possible combination and has apparently cast some type of voodoo spell over everyone that causes them to do the dumbest things for the most unbelievable reasons.
Not knowing just how cagey Dan is, Ian is worried that Danielle being HoH hurts his chances of getting to the final two with Dan and is banking on the Power of Veto Competition to save his bacon while Shane thinks he is sitting pretty in a final three deal with Dan and Danielle and is doing little to protect himself. Read More
Watching Dan on Big Brother is like watching an Australian Shepherd tend to a herd of sheep. It doesn’t seem to matter whether an individual sheep strays from a particular path; Dan is always able to get another one in line to take its place. He always keeps plenty of sheep between him and almost any danger. There is only one thing for which he is not prepared and that is the great Rancher in the Sky, Julie Chen.
Tonight Julie calls the houseguests into the living room for a special announcement. She announces that eviction night has come early. Read More
Tonight’s episode of Big Brother was a refresher course on how Dan’s mind works and how things played out during the double elimination episode last week during which he went thorough the process of nominating Ian, substituting Danielle for Ian after the POV and getting Joe evicted with everyone wagging their tails and following along behind him like group of puppies on their daily walk. It was the time lapse photography version of the last episode. Read More
We left off with Ian replacing Jenn with Joe after the previous Power of Veto competition in which Dan removed himself from the block. Frank thinks he is still working with Dan, Danielle and Jenn and that Joe will be leaving when the actual eviction takes place. Dan’s magic is so powerful that Jenn is congratulating him on her removal from the block not knowing Dan has totally set her up.
We first hear from Dan in the Diary Room as he brags about how he has added Jenn as an ally while Frank is clueless and the longer he keeps him that way, the closer to half a million dollars he’s going to be. Read More
Ian claims his nominations are all strategy. If Frank wins Power of Veto and votes himself off, Ian claims he will just send Jenn out the door. Unknown to our fledgling Napoleon, the only person really working strategy at this point in the game is the evil grand master of doom, Coach Dan.
Danielle asks Jenn who she thinks the target is and Jenn names everyone until she finally lands on Frank. After naming everyone in the house as the primary target, Jenn says she is still very nervous. Danielle tells her not to be nervous. Danielle says she thinks Frank is the target. She knows Frank is Jenn’s friend, but if the nominations stay the same way they are now, there is no way Jenn is going and that’s why she’s telling Jenn not to worry. Read More
When last we left our intrepid warriors they were standing on swing-like platforms attached to ropes as they spun around a fiery sun being pelted with awful tasting tanning rays of sunlight and dodging periodic comets that looked more like an unnamed male appendage than ice giants soaring across the night sky.
Big Brother set this Head of Household competition to last and expected some great banter from the houseguests before they fell, charred to their doom. They even included an incentive telling the players there was a potential punishment or reward waiting for the first player to drop. Once he heard the word reward, Joe lasted two whole minutes before faking a fall and stumbling off his perch and heading immediately for the prize. Read More
Here we are on Day 55 inside the Big Brother house following what was arguably the biggest move in the history of the game. To get himself pulled off the block, Dan exposed his alliance with the Quack Pack, somehow got Jenn, a total no op, to use the Veto to remove him from the block and managed to get Frank to put Britney up in his place. Taken together these actions might prove Dan is one of the best to ever play the game. For my money, what really earns him the crown is what he didn’t do.
Even after all those moves, Dan did not have a guarantee that Britney was headed out the door. With the way the house was aligned after his removal from the block, Dan only had two guaranteed votes for Britney’s ouster; his and Jenn’s. Shane, Joe and Ian were still free to vote for whoever they wanted. The key to Dan’s whole gambit was slight of hand in which he got everyone to look away from that fact to think they had to vote for Britney to save the wounded Danielle. Read More
It was the best of Dan, it was the worst of Dan, it was the time for Dan to live, it was time for Dan to die, it was time for Frank to play the fool, it was time for Frank to fool the players, it was the time for Ian to betray, it was the time for Ian to be betrayed, it was the time for Britney to lash out, it was the time for Britney to be lashed to the block, it was a about damn time for one of the greatest nights of Big Brother in the history of the game.
Early on Dan is planning on pulling one more trick out of his sleeve and having Ian use his POV on him to save the day one more time. Unbeknownst to Dan, Ian is feeling a little power hungry, especially since Frank didn’t put him on the block and won’t want him to use the Veto while the Quack Pack will, so Ian isn’t so sure just what he intends to do with the Veto. Dan doesn’t know he’s walking a tightrope with no net. Read More