The Duality of Dick; Ranting Bully vs. Determined Dad
ED and Dani are up around 4:30am and playing cards. [Apparently BB gave them a deck of cards] They make breakfast together and discuss the other hgs in an unfavorable manner. ED shares his thoughts on how he can mess with Zach to win the first part of the three part HoH. ED says this has been season one for the next time they do an All-Stars. Dani wants to run upstairs and mess with Zach. Zach gets up, walks downstairs and heads into the DR. Dani says Julie will tell them it is a fan request that they kill Zach. She says people are going to be talking about them [ED and Dani] forever. They will say remember Dick? I hate that guy, they both laugh. Zach comes back out of DR and heads back up to the HoH and bed. After cleaning up and getting new batteries, they all head back to bed.
At 10:52am BB tells the hgs it is time to get up. Zach and Jameka talking in the HoH. Jameka says she gets carded all the time and Zach says he knows he is getting old because he never gets carded. Everyone is in the HoH, probably a lockdown up there. ED and Dani are sleeping. Zach goes through his resume for Jameka. Lockdown over, ED heads back to the round room. Dani comes in to talk to him, she says "they said that all of us have to pack". ED is upset that tonight is a live show and he won't get to make his long speech, Dani says yes he can, just shorten it up. Jameka gets called to the DR. Dani says maybe they are explaining to her how to leave the house. ED says that Jameka told him about some deal she said she had. Dani says she is lying, everyone is a liar here. ED shouts liar! Zach gets called to the DR. Dani making tacos, ED heads to the shower.
Zach takes his bag up to the HoH to pack. Dani is eating at the counter. Jameka is walking around. Zach brings his bag back down and packs the stuff he has downstairs. Zach and Jameka have a talk in the bathroom while Jameka does her hair. He tells her he will be thinking of her while he is in the competition tonight. She gives him a pep talk, says failure is not an option, second place is not an option, having it right in front of you and letting it go is not an option. Jameka then goes to pack. ED comes into the BR where Zach and Jameka are and confronts Zach about sucking up to people. He tells him he is worthless, a piece of shi*t, a racist and a douche bag. Zach just blowing him off and ED keeps at it. Dani tells ED to relax, ED says he is relaxed. ED says he is going to tell America all about Zach on the live show, that Zach is gonna cry, that Zach's momma is gonna cry. Zach says he is not worried about ED. Dani whispers to ED to stop. In mid rant the feeds go to the FOTH.
When the feeds returns Jameka is saying "seems fair, no one has to know anything". ED is talking to Jameka, telling her to tell Jessica and Eric that is was all strategy and game, nothing personal and that he is sorry. Just then Dani comes in and says they really wanted to take her to the final three and she is sorry how things are playing out. Dani says she is not trying to kiss her butt and that she feels bad. Jameka just does her mmmmhmmm thing to all of this. The feeds go out during the live show.
The show recap begins with Zach putting ED and Dani on the block. ED and Dani smirk and make smart arse comments through his nomination ceremony. Zach talks about how they have dominated in the game, he wants to give Jameka a chance to play, he wants to level the playing field. Zach says no one had the stones to muscle them out of the house and that he is the muscle. Dani and ED then laugh and think it is hilarious that Zach thinks its unfair they have been playing the game since day one and winning. Zach thinks ED and Dani are still there because no one had the guts to vote them out. ED starts in on Zach, calling him out on all his perceived flaws.
Our first glimpse at the jury house which appears to be high on a hill over looking a beautiful valley. The house is plush and Dustin enters the Jury house first, he says he was evicted and sent to paradise. He is waiting on the steps a week later when Jen arrives. He has his drink in hand and laughs as she exits the limo, he welcomes her to the losers paradise. They play pool and talk about the game. Jen says she doesn't miss being in the house. One week later Amber sneaks into the house as Jen and Dustin play cards. Dustin is stunned it is Amber and they hug. Amber says the vibe in the jury house is calm and relaxing. Amber toasts that the next person coming into the jury house will be a bad person. Jessica arrives, they hug her and feel bad she was evicted. Amber was happy in a way because Jessica got what she deserved and Jameka is the only good person left. Eric sneaks into the house and asks "Got room for one more?" Jessica said she did not want to see him walk into that kitchen. Eric and Jess hug for a long time. Dustin says he doesn't as sorry for Eric, but now he is a loser too. Eric brings the dvd with the comps and results. Eric says to the camera that the day cannot come soon enough that he can tell his housemates that he is America's player. They all seem to hope Zach and Jameka team up.
The most important PoV of the season. Jameka and Zach are in the HoH quizzing each other on everything they can think of that might be topics for the PoV might be. Zach says this is her chance to finally win something. ED says to Dani "if we can't beat these two idiots, we deserve to go home". ED tells Dani she has kicked arse, be confident, be very very confident. Jameka and Zach pray together up in the HoH. It seems sincere for both of them. Zach says this is war, him and Jameka on the good side trying to extinguish evil/evel. ED says Zach drew the line in the sand and found himself on the wrong side of the Donatos.
BB Decoder. Place the pic of the hg between the two clues so it is true. When all the pics are in the correct order, use the wheel to find out the numbers that correspond to the pics. This will give a numeric answer to the question "How many seconds have you been in the BB house?". The hgs are separated by large walls that they are working on, they cannot see each other and must work alone to try and figure out the puzzle. When they have all the pics up and all the numbers up, they hit their button, buzzer means they have something wrong and ding means they have it right.
Clue 1. Was on slop of only two weeks
Clue 2. Evicted from the house on an odd numbered day.
Clue 3. Replacement nominee, evicted the same week.
Clue 4. Was on the losing team in the food competition "Butter Me Up"
Clue 5. Was evicted by unanimous vote
Clue 6. Was HoH only once
Clue 7. Received a bucket of slop in the food competition "Humpty Scramble"
Clue 8. Evicted from the house on an even numbered day.
Answer: 6001967 Seconds in the Big Brother House
Dani works only on pics first, once she feels certain of those, she will deal with the numbers.
ED works on both at the same time, pics and numbers, but starts with those he feels certain of first.
Jameka works both but gets hung up on those she is most unsure of.
Zach does not really understand the game until several minutes in when he finally gets one pic, then it dawns on him.
ED moves quickly and is the first to have all pics and numbers up and hits button, he has only one wrong, but he moves the wrong pics.
Dani gets all her pics up and then starts putting up the numbers. Zach submits a wrong guess. Dani moves quickly, hits the button and wins the PoV. She screams, runs around the yard and runs to her dad and they embrace, he is clearly very proud of her. Zach says good job, Jameka says I am going home. ED goes off on Zach, starts yelling at him. ED yells at Zach about how he turned on them etc. Zach says ED's attitude is awful and that Dani carried him. Zach is remaining fairly calm given the barrage of insults. Zach says ED should get on the tread mill. Zach feels pretty comment. ED apologizes to Jameka and says he would have much rather brought her into the final three. ED and Dani is jubilant, celebrating in the RR. Dani says there is no way they can let him beat them in anyway. Dani says determination is all you need in this game. ED says they have won the game, this is the season of the Donatos.
Check in with the final four, Julie congratulates Dani on winning her the PoV and tells her she has now tied Janelle for the most PoV wins in a season. Julie asks ED about attacking Zach after PoV when he has claimed he only does it to rattle people before comps. Julie asks Jameka about restoring Zach's faith and Jameka said she had heard this before, so it was no surprise but very nice of him to say. Zach says he always believed in God, but got off track for a while and Jameka helped him get back on track.
Julie tells Dani the last time both of them were on the block, ED used the veto on her, so what is her decision. Dani says it doesn't matter who stays up and who comes off, although it doesn't matter much, she wants to take her dad off the block. Dani removes her father from the block. Jameka goes on the block. ED has the only vote. Jameka says she has been there 74 days and has enjoyed herself, she understands everyone has their own agenda, she knows ED will probably vote her out and she says thank you. Dani says if he doesn't vote to keep her she probably won't talk to him for another few years. ED says it is not a hard decision, he votes to evict Jameka. Jameka hugs everyone goodbye, tells them to take care and wishes them good luck and hopes they do well. Jameka carries her bag out and puts her bag down to talk to Julie and hugs Julie. They all watch the memory wall as Jameka's pic goes black and white. ED says he was very surprised Dani used the veto on him, Dani says she still has tricks up her sleeve.
Julie asks Jameka about her relationship with Zach. Jameka says she can see them emailing and such but probably not real close. Jameka says she understands that ED's comments were strategy but they still hurt. Julie asks about her saying she had never been around all these white people. Jameka said the summer has taught her that people are just people, no matter the color. Dani says she enjoyed getting to know her over the summer in her goodbye message. ED says he enjoyed getting to know her but there was no other decision for him. Zach says he was glad she finally had a chance to compete and he was so grateful to get to know her. Julie lets her know about her new niece, born while she was in the house, shows her a pic of the baby. Jameka is off to the jury house.
The hgs are told to head to the backyard for the first part of the final HoH. They go outside and see an oversized garden. "The Bunny Hop" They are directed to stand on one of three pedestals and hold their key with at least one hand. There is a little white rabbit on a pole that will spin around under their feet. they must jump the rabbit.
1. one hand must remain in contact with key
2. must jump the rabbit each time
3. cannot let go of key
4. cannot fall off pedestal
5. cannot stop rabbit by not jumping
The game starts and looks pretty simple to begin with, they are all looking confident.
Julie asks how they are doing they say fine for now. Julie says a garden needs rain to stay looking good, suddenly there is thunder, lightning and rain. They are being doused with water which is apparently cold given Dani begins to shiver immediately.
Julie says Thursday for the crowning of the final HoH, on Sunday a look back at the summers events in the Big Brother house.
The Feeds come back up and the competition is underway. They all seem pretty focused, dealing with the intermittent rain and the bunny coming at them. They try out different ways of jumping, both feet at once, skipping over it, etc. About an hour and half in, Dani and ED are showing signs of fatigue, Dani whimpering a little now and then. ED is encouraging her, telling her when the water is about to start again, telling her she is doing good. Zach is just standing quiet, focused. ED changes his hands a few times and rubs his sore shoulder.
After a while, Dani begins crying about being so cold, ED is saying this ain't sh*t, bring it on. ED tells Dani to go into the zone, focus. ED tells Dani to go to the place she was during the bat hang competition. ED and Dani begin making signals to each other, Dani seems to be saying "Distract him" and then signals with her hand for him to start talking to Zach. They all seem to be getting a second wind, one of the updaters posted it is 8 seconds from jump to jump. Two hours in, Dani is shivering like crazy, but they are all hanging in there. As the rain starts up again, ED tells Dani to watch her back foot. After each jump, ED checks on Dani.
ED begins his rant against Zach. He dedicates this to "Sweets" the girl Zach is obsessed with and who will probably file a restraining order against him. He insults Zach for making a comment about munching panties, calls him a pervert. He calls Zach a racist for saying to Eric "that is very white of you man". He seems to be hoping to rattle Zach enough to make him mess up. Zach seems to be ignoring him. ED yells at Zach for saying he wanted to own a midget. ED then starts in about Zach having a small penis. The rant seems to be running in a loop, the same things over and over. Zach still not showing much reaction at all. Dani is laughing at this rant. ED continues nonstop. ED starts in on Zach's teeth and anything he can think of to try to get a reaction out of Zach. After 45 minutes of nonstop ranting at Zach, Dani suddenly falls off and is out of the competition.
[This section I have put together from what video showed and what Dani herself and ED said after the competition ended.]
Dani apparently tapped the bar of the rabbit with her foot. It slowed the rabbit down slightly. ED noticed this as well. As the slower rabbit came around again, ED jumped, Zach jumped, Dani tried to jump but the bar hit her ankle and she got knocked off, when she fell she hit the bar and it stopped the rabbit and broke the apparatus. Prior to her falling, she was crying nonstop, shivering badly and fighting to stay focused.
At 2 hours and 46 minutes, Dani is officially out of the competition.
Dani goes inside, crying uncontrollably and shivering like crazy. She has three towels wrapped around her and heads directly into the shower. She turns on the hot water and cries as it probably stings against her being so cold. She removes the towels, removes her clothes and tries to warm herself up. Once she finishes showering, she wraps in towels and heads to the bedroom where she puts on layers of clothing. She grabs a blanket and wraps herself in that as well. She heads back outside to check on the competition and let them know she is ok.
Zach is just laughing, maniacally at ED and his verbal assaults. This seems to be annoying ED and fueling it even more. ED continues his rants, Zach continues to laugh. BB tells them he is working on the problem with the rabbit, they cannot get it moving again. When Dani comes outside, ED tells her she killed the rabbit. She laughs a little. BB sends Dani back inside, they want to try to fix the rabbit, the lockdown door comes down once she is inside. Dani decides to fix herself a cup of tea, still trying to warm herself back up. [Dani has said before she dislikes competitions where she gets wet or cold, so this must have been horrific for her, she did well to hang in as long as she did, Good job Dani!] Dani heads to the back door and asks BB if she can go back outside. The lockdown door starts to rise. They show ED and Zach still in the competition. ED is saying he needs to pee, plz start the rain so he can pee. The water starts pouring down and he has a look of satisfaction on his face as he pees.
Dani apologizes to BB for breaking the game. Zach is yelling "Yeah" and cackling loudly. ED is still trying to insult Zach. They cannot fix the rabbit so BB told the guys to pick one hand to hold on with and they have to stick with just that one hand. We get a few breaks in the feeds, but basically when it comes back, both men are jogging and or jumping in place, trying to stay warm and focused. Dani is sitting to the side wrapped in he blanket trying to stay warm. Zach and ED are focused, occasionally looking over at one another to check for signs of weakness. They are both shivering and cold. Dani offers ED a few words of encouragement now and then, it seems to really help him. She tells ED he is rock steady, when one of them doesn't do well, the other does. She says Zach has a new dance now, moved on from the qtip. Both men are shivering and trying to focus. Dani tells ED "You know Vincent is watching and is very proud of you". This seems to help ED a bit.
The water seems to be coming down for longer periods and only short thirty second breaks in between. Updaters seem to feel the rain is not falling equally as hard on both contestants, but Zach is staying to one side of his stump, ED is in the center, which might account for some of this. ED stretches and tries to get comfortable when he can, he starts yelling at BB, challenging him to bring it on, that he can hang all night. He sounds very determined. Dani stops cheering for her dad somewhere in hour five. Zach almost touched his key with the other hand, but didn't. ED says "where is Julie Chen" Dani says probably in bed, she doesn't even know us or care. Dani notices the consistency of the rain has changed, the updaters feel it is lighter and less directed at ED now. Dani warns ED to be careful, not so far back. She warns him several times. Dani tells ED he is doing amazing, she says "c'mon old man, you've gotten this far" and ED says yeah, no kidding. Dani tells him you can do it. She then mouths, I love you. ED tells Zach "Good job Zach, honestly, this ain't easy man". At one point ED says he thinks he might drowned first. Hour six, Dani heads inside to get something to eat. The men are still hanging tough. ED asks BB if the water guys need a break according to union rules or something. Zach laughs, it seems to annoy ED. Dani comes back outside and continues to encourage her father. Dani says to ED "you waited three years for this, for what? To go out like Kail? You're doing so good, soooo good". Zach looks at her and she snaps at him "What? What Zach?". Dani say whatever happens it's ok, it's ok. ED lets go of the key and jumps down. Zach tells ED you were incredible. After 7 1/2 hours, Zach has one the first part of the three part HoH.
Dani is putting towels around ED and Zach tries to help her, the feeds go to blue screen. ED goes over and lights a smoke. Dani wants him to go inside, but he wants a smoke, she brings him out a hot drink. ED asks BB if they can wait for him to warm up and smoke before asking him to go into the DR or breaking down the competition gear, BB seems happy to wait as long as needed. Zach is inside, bundling up and taking his gloves off. Dani makes him a hot drink as well, and he says through the towel, thank you very much Danielle, thank you. They do their best to dry out and warm up, putting on clothes, layers of clothes and drinking their tea. ED uses the blow drying to dry his hair and try to warm himself up. BB asks how ED is feeling he says "I'm f*ckin cold!". Dani made them food as well, for both Zach and ED. She checks on Zach after a bit and asks if he is ok and if he wants more food. ED is upset he lost, Dani being very supportive and saying how proud she is of him. Dani says to BB "Great competition, let's see who gets hypothermia first!". ED wonders if he can do the next competition from a wheelchair. ED and Dani talk about how they could have easily beaten Eric or Jess in that competition.
Dani and Zach talk a bit about the competition. About how cold the water was, Zach kept looking at ED to see how he was keeping warm, how amazing ED was to hang that long. Zach tells Dani the stuff her dad said really hurt him, Dani scrunches her face and shakes her head. Zach said he thought one of them was going to die out there, Dani replies, I think that was their goal. Zach tells Dani that he appreciates her kindness. Dani goes outside and puts her and ED's shoes in the dryer. She tells ED to get inside, he doesn't want to go inside. They agree that round three is all that really matters. ED says if they don't finish part two in the allotted time, Zach wins the car. [Something we hadn't heard about]. They talk a little smack about Zach and then Dani starts in about the broken bunny and things being unfair and the feeds go to blue screen. Dani says "We should have kept Amber". Dani gets called to DR and when she emerges she says "jerks". Zach is laying down and ED heads into the DR. When ED comes out from DR, he is wearing socks and bandages on his feet. ED asks Dani to tell him she loves him, she says nope, he asks for a kiss, she says nope, he asks for a hug, she say nope. By 6:49am everyone is sleeping, some restlessly.