The hamsters were not quick to rise this morning. Although you know Rachel is the first one up. She mumbles something about how terrible she slept last night and goes about her usual routine of eating exercising and washing all the dishes in the sink. After a short while Rachel went to lie in the sun, and then just after 10:00 headed inside for a shower.
Inside the HG’s are starting to wake up. Now Rachel is in the GR with Howie and Janelle. Rachel is mad that they have been ‘beat’, however she holds out hope for Howie or Janelle to win. BB is still trying to wake everyone up and get them out of their beds; namely Janelle who is still in bed. Howie says “leave her alone BB you screwed her out of her veto!” Howie and Rachel are still curious about the outcome of BB viewing the tapes from the veto competition to see if James broke any rules. Howie and Rachel think it is possible that James lied about the possibility of cheating in the competition. Howie asks where James is and Rachel says “who knows, he’s probably consulting with the nerd herd.”
Meanwhile in HOH, they are talking about the wrap party and when the show might end. April says they will probably play all the music they have woken them to, at the party. April leaves the HOH.
Now April and James are talking about who is telling the truth in the house. James said each player knows a small percentage of the truths in the house. April said there is some truth to everything. James said “there are 8 HG’s now, so each one knows a 1/8 of the truth.” They both laugh and agree. April said, "I guess Howie and Rachel are wondering who is going…" James said he's not using the veto; because that's what Beau wants. James tells her that Howie and Rachel asked him to take one of them off (before playing for veto) and that’s why he didn’t play for one of them (insinuating he told them no.)
Jan asked if she could use Beau’s shower and headed up to HOH where Maggie let her in. Beau is in the kitchen now with April and Maggie, Maggie is saying “It is so nice to not have PB&J.” April says she misses straws and asks Beau if he drinks out of straws, he says he does. April says she asked him because Matt says ‘it’s a girl thing’. Ivette is in the kitchen now pole dancing with the refrigerator doors and Maggie says “Ivette, you woke up horny!”
April and Beau are talking and April says the days are going by so slow. April telling Beau they aren't coming after him and that James wants Ivette to go as far as possible with him. Janelle is going to be tough competition for James. She says things may get sticky. April says that James believes that Ivette is the only one that supposedly has his back. In April’s opinion James won’t take Ivette to the end because he couldn't win against her. April says “Let me tell you, he's thinking.” She tells Beau about her conversation with James this morning. She says “He's f’ing weird, a nut case.” April goes on to say “James will keep you and Ivette around because he knows your vote is the same as Ivette’s vote. I really think he's on the other side, s*** talking us because it keeps him in the game longer. He is working the other side to gang up on Maggie and me first.” Beau responds “James told me last night ‘April is doing a good job of playing both sides’.” April: “He’s the one playing both sides, that's why he's starting to get nervous. The other day when I started talking to Howie, he was like, wow you are talking to Howie again.”
April continues to tell Beau that the day that Howie started to be friendly and talk to Jen after all that went down; that James came to her and said how shitty it was that her own partner is talking to Howie and that Jen should have had her back 110%. Howie, Maggie and Ivette walk up and interrupt this little chat. They ask Howie why he wants to hang out with the ‘dorks’. He said because Beau is there. Howie says he referred to them as the nerd herd and said now that Jen was gone, they were all normal; that Jen was the biggest dork in their group.
Ivette tells Howie why she didn't invite Rachel to dinner last night. She says she felt disrespected by Rachel when she didn’t offer to cook for everyone and would just cook for herself. Ivette says “She makes one pork chop and cooks for herself and not everyone, so I’m not going to cook for her.” Howie seems to be trying hard to maintain a friendly disposition. Ivette says to Howie “You went buck wild one week, but it's OK.” Howie: “Everybody goes wild, and it wasn't a week.” They argue about how long it was and then Ivette says “You crossed lines.” Howie responds “I don't cross lines, I jump over them, isn't that what Cappy said?” Maggie: “Mm-hmm.” They talk about it and laugh here and there, but the tone of the conversation is that it is no joke. Ivette says she wonders what Howie would be like if he was drunk and mad. Howie said he's never started a fight, except once in 7th grade. Ivette was imitating Howie, “You drew first blood.” Howie said, “That’s right.”
The talk above turns to who has used more foul language. They say that Howie will be labeled the bad boy of BB6. Howie defends his behavior and says the bad boy label is not accurate since he has never been sent to another room and separated from the group like Mike, Cappy, Ivette and Kaysar. He is getting worked up about it and pacing now. The others changed to conversation to playing poker and Howie calmed down some.
12:00 NOON POV Ceremony
Rachel tells Janelle that everyone else but James had been told that they had to untie all the ropes in the veto competition so they are letting the win stand. Rachel is ticked off about it. Just as they started this conversation, James was called into the DR and the feeds cut to FISH.
James did not use the veto. Howie, Janelle and James are in the GR, James says that the others told him not to use the veto because they want to get rid of Rachel. James says “I was going to say in my speech ‘I choose not to use the veto this week because I don’t want to see Janie have to pack again.” They laughed.
James left the GR and Janelle says to Howie that James wants April in the final 3, but not in the final 2 with him. He doesn't want both Howie and Janelle in the final three with him because it's too dangerous. Howie says James has to know he has to get out Beau or Ivette unless he wants them to win the money. Howie says that James can not have any control of the game with Ivette there. Janelle realizes that as it stands; if they want to get rid of Ivette they won’t have the votes if James sticks by her. However, Howie says that April would probably vote against Ivette. Janelle thinks that it is very possible that James is working with Beau and Ivette.
Rachel and April are talking by the pool. Rachel says “So I’m gone right? I just want to know so I know what to wear Thursday.” April tells her that they really haven’t talked about it much as a group and that it is still 50/50 that she will be going. Rachel seems surprised to hear this. Rachel says if she leaves she will be sure to ask Jennifer ‘what were you thinking by making those nominations?’ Rachel tells April that Jenn blew it for both of them as they probably would have both gone a lot farther had Jenn not used such poor strategy last week. April says what pisses her off is that she and Jennifer now look like the bad people, that people say they were hiding behind others, when others are doing the exact same thing.
April tells Rachel that she feels really bad being in the house longer than Jenn, because Jenn is the one that brought her there and she says “I understand how you would feel the same if Howie were to leave.” Rachel says she didn’t like the whole going off on other people. April says that Jenn got blamed for everything and that it was all of them not just Jenn. Rachel said that Howie is to blame for everything that happened this week but “he had lots of encouragement.” Rachel says “We were baffled, why would Jenn do that to herself?” April says that Kaysar's name wasn't even on the radar for her and Jenn when it came to nominations, but after what Howie did to me, it moved the radar from ‘someone else’ over to ‘you all’.
Rachel then asks April if they've given any consideration to the thought of sending Howie packing to be alone with Jenn in sequester. April says she doesn't think anyone would vote based on that. Rachel says she thinks Ivette is mad at her because she didn't make her dinner. April says “that’s just it; we are at a point where people are getting annoyed about the little things.” Rachel says she is black and white when it comes to the game and she understands why Beau put her up.
(Ivette and James are playing chess at the table and Howie is just kind of wandering around talking about competitions.)
Still by the pool, April asks Rachel if she thinks Ivette will make it to the end. Rachel says “I don't think so.” April says “Do you think Beau and Ivette will be targeted next?” Rachel: “I don't know.” Rachel says she hopes that Ivette goes and visits Eric before he watches the tapes from the beginning. April asks “Why do you think Eric said bad things about Ivette?” Rachel says “In the beginning, but that's just the game.” Rachel says she has heard a lot more than she has ever repeated. April is asking Rachel if James has been trying to make deals with them and Rachel says “Of course not! Why would we do that?”
Howie is so kindly telling April how he helped to bring on her ‘A’ game. April says “I'm very happy with what I've done, but, ya'll I'd like to win.” She says when Howie started bashing her a** she put it in gear. Howie says “Then you took 2 out of 2 in the HOH, and then you beat me in hockey a couple of days later. You almost won the HOH that day right? Wasn't it you Janelle and Beau?” April: “Yeah we were tied toward the end.” Howie says “I brought your A game on, you gotta thank me for that.” They were all laughing.
James just snuck up to the GR and thought Rach was in there he even took his shoes off to make less noise. When he didn't hear anything, he went in and asked Jan, "Wasn't Rach in here?" Janelle said she left. James then asked Janelle “Is Rachel mad about the veto ceremony?” Jan says “No, not at all.” James then says “I was playing chess with Ivette outside and she said I should have used the veto so you could be out the backdoor.” Janelle doesn’t really respond to this, nor has she gotten out of bed much today. She is tired and seemingly depressed, at least right now.
There was not a whole lot going this afternoon, with Janelle sleeping a lot then Beau finally emerging from HOH after a long nap.
While Janelle and James are napping in the GR the friendship group is outside eating, April filling them in on her talk with Rachel. April tells them that Rachel ‘wants’ to be voted out.
A few minutes later, Beau and April are in the kitchen and April was re-iterating her conversation with Rachel saying “Rachel is talking about what she will do when she gets to sequester, and she wanted to know who told me they are thinking about voting her out.” April tells him she didn’t say anything. They can't figure out how Rachel knows. April whispers “Rachel told me she wants to leave before Howie because he brought her here.” April still whispering to Beau in the kitchen says “Tell whoever we put up next week that the plan is to backdoor James.” Beau: “I don't know….” April: “Maybe not.”
Outside with Rachel and April
Rachel says she can't sleep and they are out of Benadryl. She didn't fall asleep until around 3AM and woke up at 7AM. They don't have her Ambien either; she says maybe she can take 1/2 of a pill or something. April says that in sequester you can turn on lights and turn them off when you want to. Rachel wants to talk to Jennifer, but not about game stuff. She is concerned about her and other stuff. April said Jennifer didn't have anything against Rachel. April says Jenn knew that when she made that decision (to evict Kaysar) that they would be pissed. April said "I knew it. I was like, we're f*d" April claiming her and Jennifer never came in here because of the money. She said as much as Jennifer talked about the money she wasn't in it for the money. April said nobody was acting mature last week.
They talk about when April made those comments about Rachel last week being mad at Howie for having Jan sleep in HOH. Rachel says she has never been jealous of any girl with Howie; and it cracks her up when people think she was jealous of Jan and Howie. April says “We all acted like we were 10 years old.” Rachel: “It didn't affect me, it really didn't.” Ivette walks up and the conversation stops. BB calls “Howie, please come to the DR.” April says “Since you haven't apologized, they are calling you back in.” They laugh.
Beau and Ivette are in the kitchen. Beau is cooking and Ivette is sitting deep in thought. Beau asks her why she is so quiet. Ivette says something about someone being a hypocrite, but Beau couldn’t really here her so she said she will tell him later.
In HOH with Ivette and April
Now we are in HOH, April went to take a nap and Ivette followed her up. April tells her what was said in the BY with Rachel; about sequester, and how Rachel wants to talk to Jenn when she gets there. Ivette wants to know why Rachel is being so nice now. Ivette says “Howie and Rachel are trying to tell me and Maggie that James did not win the POV yesterday.” April says “By all accounts she sounded like she knew she was going.” Ivette says “Rachel made an extra effort to talk to you today and not me, Beau or Maggie. Now she is talking to you, wanting to make dinner together, etc….” April says “Rachel has always been nice to me.” April says Rachel is just here for her partner and would rather the partner stay, the same way April wanted Jenny to stay over her. Ivette says that Rachel could be pretending.
April tells Ivette that her and Jenn would have been better off personally had they kept Kaysar. She tells Ivette that the game changes big time when your partner goes. April says “In all reality Kaysar and James needed to go. For Jennifer and I, it would have been better for us to keep Kaysar here vs. James, but you have to think beyond that. I don't regret any decision that was made. Everything happens for a reason. I know if I'm at the end with James, I'd hope you'd vote for me to win. If you were at the end with James, we'd vote for you. Rachel did mention ‘you understand we were all rooting for you and Jennifer until you did what you did’. We all had a great relationship with Kaysar. I really believe he would have put you guys up before us. Nominating Kaysar hurt us a lot more than putting James up. Can you say one way was better than the other? I don't know. It would have either been Kaysar last week and James this week or James last week and Kaysar this week.”
Ivette says “Howie is still trying to say you and Jennifer came up with the plan to target me.” April “They are playing all the angles, they know we are strong. I wasn’t going to say to them ‘sorry, we made promises not to put each other up or vote each other off unless we had too’, I never told them that because it would have given stuff away.” Maggie came in to get Beaus Bible.
Rachel is talking with Howie and James saying that she seriously doubts anyone will recognize her on the streets when she gets out. Howie and James assure her that plenty of people will know who she is. James says “I've come to the conclusion that the two of you dated a long time ago, and that's how you know each other.” Rachel says “No, no, we never dated. We were always friends. We did go out to breakfast together a lot....” James: “Ahaaaaaa...breakfast!” Rachel says “We went to Mitchell's a lot when I was in Chicago. They have a great breakfast. We used to go in a big group and it was a lot of fun.”
Rachel says “well if I go this week, I can say I did everything. I won HOH, I've won 2 Vetos, I've won a Luxury Competition, I've eaten PB&J for a week, I've competed in just about everything and I've hosted a competition.” James says something about some people that have not competed in many competitions and Howie says that is sure to change with fewer people in the house.
Howie is outside with Ivette and Beau talking 90 miles a minute. He is saying that he can't believe he is labeled as the bad guy, when Beau goes on a drunken binge and beats up other houseguests every three days and Ivette is fighting with Kaysar and throwing things. Beau and Ivette were laughing and Ivette tells Howie that for some reason she likes him.
Inside Janelle finally comes out and into the kitchen where Rachel is cooking. She looks very tired, messed up hair, no energy. James says “Good Morning!” Janelle grumbles. Rachel is very peppy with her and jokes and says “they decided to evict Janelle because she is so lazy.” Janelle: “Really?” Rachel says “you know I’m kidding you.” Poor Janelle, she says “it would be nice to fit into something other than my stretch pants.”
Ivette and Beau are begging Howie to streak naked through the back yard. He wants them to swear that they will vote Rachel off if he does it. He tries to get Maggie to swear on the Bible and she says no. Then he goes to Beau telling Beau that he has to make everyone vote for him to stay. Beau says “how about this, if you're still here on Friday, you have to streak for us all.” Howie agrees if he can use his bandana and Beau stays 10 feet away. Then Howie says “I’m going to streak for Jenn in the sequester house.” Ivette: “So, if you stay or go, you're streaking.”
Maggie says to Howie “Why do you think I'm the deciding vote? How do you know how James will vote? The only way you figure I am the deciding vote is if you know how James is voting.” Howie says “The only one I know about for sure is Rachel.” Everyone is here in the kitchen except James and they are all laughing except for Maggie.
Rachel and Janelle are talking privately; Rachel now realizes they had the votes to get Ivette out last week. Janelle didn't realize that. Rachel is telling Janelle that April will turn on Ivette if it comes down to Ivette on the block against Beau or Maggie. Rachel says April is closer to Maggie than Ivette. They talk about Ivette and Maggie together instigating a lot of things. They agree that Ivette and Beau on the block is what should happen next. Janelle is upset because James will be playing POV for Ivette, but Rachel says “You can beat James.” April comes over to join them to talk and eat nachos. Janelle leaves.
Janelle and James are in the kitchen and Janelle is kind of demanding to know why he wants to get Maggie out before Ivette. Janelle asks James if he has a deal with Ivette. He says no that he and Ivette just talk because they are 100% honest with each other. Janelle tells James “If we don't get Ivette out next we will not have enough votes later to do it. Ivette has so much power in this house, I want her out. She is way more powerful than Maggie in this game.” James voice quivers and he says “well we have to win HoH first, and then we can talk about it.”