James used the POV!
Rachel and Eric were first up this morning between 7 and 7:30. They were in the kitchen together talking. Rachel said that when she first met Howie, she had the biggest crush on him but that he was never serious and now he's not what she's looking for. Eric says he is much happier to be where he is in his life compared to where Howie is in his life. Eric says that when his kids are 18 and 19 he will be 45 and he thinks that is pretty good. Rachel said she wanted to have kids early but it didn’t work out like that, she says she is 33 and Howie is 35.
Eric talks about how April was an emotional wreck yesterday. Then he says “I use to think my purpose on earth was to serve people and do what I do, and that might be a small part of why I am here. I got a lot more out of this than money would have ever given me. This place makes you think about what you will do for money.” Rachel doesn’t have much to add to this and just sits there and nods.
Eric continues “It’s not that I don’t want to stay here but I am not going to grovel to do it. I think they are making a mistake by getting rid of me, really I do. I think they are making a huge mistake. Kaysar seems to think he is 3 steps ahead. They will never break the bond that Maggie and I have.” Eric starts talking about people selling their soul. Rachel says “I’m not.” Eric: “No I didn’t mean you; just don’t take it too serious. You are doing a really good job playing the game.” Talk changes to the possibility of a luxury competition today, they are not sure.
Rachel mentions several times this morning how bloated and huge she feels, especially after eating pizza and cake yesterday. She says how unhealthy it is to go from eating food to P B & J and the nutrients that are lacking without having milk or foods that contain vitamin D.
Maggie and Eric in the Gym
Maggie is up now and she and Eric are whispering in the gym. Maggie talking about Rachel says “she wants to tell me this is just a game? Well GAME ON then.” Maggie says she would put up James and Kaysar if she gets HOH, Eric says she should think about putting up Sarah and Janelle. Eric starts to talk about the things money will make you do. Maggie is talking about how everyone turned against her. Eric says “you have nothing to lose, you are the wild card.” Eric says “the people upstairs don’t know what James is about, and Janelle is smart!” Maggie said she has known that since day one. Eric: “BB could throw us a curve ball this week, you never know.”
Mag and Eric talk a little about being sequestered and Maggie thinks Eric would be one they would bring back so she thinks he may be sequestered if he goes this week. He says he has no choice that he signed the waiver saying he would go to sequester. Maggie says she never thought she would be in this situation where she would accept $500,000 even if she had to be a s*** bag. Maggie tells Eric, that while they remain in the house, there are to be no more emotional outbursts because it makes her too emotional. She says they still have 3 days to talk about what they are going to do. Maggie says that if James makes it to the end, she hopes $500K will do something for him, then “maybe he could have 1/10 of what we have.” Eric: “The problem with James is he always thinks he's right.” Maggie: “So do we.” Eric: “No, I know when I'm wrong and I've admitted it several times.” Maggie doesn’t think that Rachel is a bad person but she knows that she is playing the game. Eric agrees. Eric: “There is nothing to learn when you win, but there is so much to learn when you lose.”
Eric says that James is trying to put doubt in Eric's mind about Ivette, and that “James is mad that he can’t get under my skin. I don’t even acknowledge him when we are in the same room together.” Eric says that he and Ivette are cut from the same cloth, that’s why they are so close. Maggie agrees they are very similar to one another. Then Maggie says: “James says that when we get out of here, we will be friends. I don't think so; I don't surround myself with people like that.” Eric: “I think I am going to come out of here looking like the biggest a-hole. I don't care.” They agree that their bond is the tightest in Reality TV history (I am holding back my thoughts on this).
Eric says: “There is nothing that they can do to me, that’s what bothers them. They know they can’t touch me.” Maggie: “I want you to stay; I want you to stay bad.” Maggie says that Kaysar is watching James closely and that Kay knows she is not a bad person. Maggie tells Eric and he agrees that when he is put up today that he needs to show no emotion. Eric wants Maggie to have the same look, a blank stare. Maggie says “don’t freak out like Michael, NO stares at anyone.” Eric: “ok, no stares.”
Finally we move onto other HG’s and BB yelling “Kaysar, Howie I said it’s time to get up!!!”
Eric and April are talking and Eric tells April “no more tears, James is riling you up. You guys are due", April says “I can't wait to see everyone’s face if Maggie wins HOH.” April says Sarah asked her why Maggie won't look at her and April said she told Sarah “if it was your partner that was going home, you would feel the same way.” Eric says if he is going down, they are all going down too. He says “that’s why I had to bust it wide open (huh?); now everyone is forced to play for themselves.”
Eric: “Never swear on your life if you make a promise in the house.” April says she feels like she's playing on her own because she really doesn't know much about Jennifer and her family. Then April brings up seeing the tapes later, she wants to see how James manipulated Kaysar. April says she will become the "Godfather"; she'll keep her friends close and her enemies closer.
Just before 12:00 and the HG’s are on lockdown outside, James is inside in the DR, then we get FISH. Sure to be the POV meeting.
NOON – POV Cermony
James used the POV and Kaysar put Eric on the block! After the ceremony, I don’t know what Sarah was saying or was going to say to Eric, but he said to her “don’t even talk to me.” April was telling Eric not to worry that they will take care of Maggie. Eric comments about Kay putting him up and several times says “don’t piss in my ear and tell me it’s raining.”
Maggie said to Eric and Ivette, if it is meant to be then God will allow me to win HOH. Eric said “game on guys, game on.”
Eric has told all his little sheep to make sure they follow him to the door when he leaves, because he only has one minute to say goodbye and he wants that one minute to be used hugging the people that are most important to him (oh lord, he is crying again.) “I've learned so much about what I'm supposed to do on this earth, not even to be a fireman, that is part of my life, but I'm meant to raise my children, nothing in this world will take me away from that again.” Eric says he achieved what he wanted - he did not want to be the first person out - and he wasn’t the first or second.
Rachel and Howie are sitting in the LR and Rachel says she thinks that they need to make a move before they get to final 6. Howie says he thinks that's too dangerous. Rachel says she thinks that Janelle is more of a threat than Kaysar.
Now Kaysar, Sarah and Beau are in the LR with Howie, Rachel and Beau. They are talking about Americas Choice and the possibility they might get a movie. They talk about movies, and then Howie starts to do an impression of Buzz Lightyear. Sarah tells Howie to stand up to do it, and he is visibly ‘excited’, they are laughing so hard, then Rachel says: “Howie sit back down!” He says “No, it's my light saber!”
Janelle and April were in the bathroom and April was hugging Janelle, telling her she is sorry for anything she said or did, April said “I know you are all good people”, Janelle: “Thank you.” April mentions her honeymoon and Janelle asks her how long she has been married. April says “Nine months, but we have been together nine years. I left him a card for every week that I may be here, even though I don't know how many weeks I'll be here. For him to support me in this is big, he hates reality shows...” They both head out towards the by.
April and Beau are outside at the table. April says “the deal is, as much as I thought I was giving it my all and playing, I wasn’t”, Beau says “Me neither.” April: “I let myself be weak, and count too much on other people to win HOH or competitions so I never really tried hard, I felt protected. Now it’s time to play the game.” Ivette comes out now, lights up and starts talking. She says she is not going to pretend to be a friend with someone she hasn’t been friends with so far in the house.” April on the other hand says “I will.” Ivette: “I will talk to Kaysar, but I know we would put each other up in a heartbeat.”
Ivette goes on to say “I would love for one of them to vote for Eric and screw up their plan.” Beau: “I think it will happen....” April: “No way, trust me; there is no way in hell that will happen.” Ivette: “Rachel might switch over.” April: No way, remember, Rachel came in here for Howie.” April says that when she went to the DR for the POV competition (I am gathering that she was the announcer), that she couldn’t believe it was a chess game (meaning the advantage goes to James), and as she was practicing in there, she kept saying “this is BS” and the DR were laughing at her.
Eric and Maggie are in the gym, Maggie says: “We put an offer on a condo and it was accepted, and I left that...” Eric: “Oh my god, I didn't know that. Why didn’t you tell me?” Maggie: “It would have just added more pressure.” After more talk Eric says “why not let them all vote with you, it's over anyway and it will confuse the hell out of the others.” Maggie: “No, I am done giving advice to people; let them vote how they want....” Maggie goes on to talk about the speeches saying they were BS, that nothing they could say would change her mind about them (James and Kay). Eric says if they try to talk to him at the party afterwards, he will just walk away. Eric wonders who they might fly out to meet him, Maggie then starts to get weepy..Eric tells her “don’t you start!” then he starts to get weepy too! Then Maggie shares with the world: “I think back about how much weed I use to smoke and I ask myself if I regret all the drugs I used and all the guys I slept with, and I say no, because it has made me the person I am today. I smoked weed everyday in high school, no wonder I can't remember it.”
Eric: Do I regret the sixteen years I didn't drink? No, because it made me who I am. When I eventually tried social drinking after that, it worked out OK....”
Sarah and James are in the GR. They are facing each other; Sarah wants to know why ‘they’ are so friendly with Rachel and not with her. James says he doesn’t know. Sarah says it’s because of her relationship with James. They both try to sleep.
Jennifer and Maggie in the gym
Jenn and Mag are in the gym talking about the after party. Jenn says "do you think the other seasons are thinking that we are rookies, like babies?" Maggie says "of course! Do you think the others that have won aren't telling me that I should suck it up and forget my morals?" Jenn: "I know my brother is laughing his a** off at us right now. That's a doctor for you." Maggie says "Oh, I know." Maggie says she will miss her b/f's 30th birthday. Then Jenn says "Eric is going to miss it too then." Maggie says "well one of us can call him." Jenn: "huh?" Maggie: "Well one of us will be out of the house by then and should be able to make phone calls right away." Then Jenn says, "That’s why I decided to bring my cell phone and let them hold it for me, so I could call right away." Jenn says to Mag "I hope you get HOH this week and get a picture of Dave. I'm dying to see what he looks like; I picture him to be this big buff, gorgeous, tall guy….then in uniform..." Maggie is like "Uhhh, no, but he's mine and I find him more attractive than any other man I've seen."
Jennifer saying she is curious about Americas Choice, she says "Oh right, they gotta fall in love with you first before they start giving you s***." Jenn says "I don't think they would do the shopping spree thing with these HG's because the stuff probably wouldn't be Dolce and Gabana or Gucci." Maggie says: "Give me a Target shopping spree, I don't give a f***." Jenn says: "If I hear one more label called out, I think I'm gonna slit my wrists. Oh well I guess I should be used to it living in Plano."
Kaysar and Janelle were playing chess, Janelle is giggly and can't concentrate, and she gets up from chess, goes into HOH and jumps on Howie, telling him to wake up. He says he listening to some G & R. Now Jan, Kay and Howie are in HOH...Janelle is giving Howie a back rub. Howie to Janelle: "This is better than sex, I'm serious my whole body is sore.” LOL, Howie says "there are chicks that are slobs and give a good massage, but I don't want to bang them, then there are the good looking ones, that can't give a massage...but, you can do both! Oh god...." Kay: "See I said she is the total package."
Janelle says that Maggie is getting worse and worse. Kaysar said "her true colors are starting to show." Janelle: "she took a blanket off my bed last night. How petty!.." Howie says "someone told me that James said 'taking Eric out of the game is like cutting off a tail, taking Maggie out is like cutting off the head', because she is the stronger player." Kaysar says that April has no mental clarity at all. Then they joke about April being a mess in GR.
They all agree that April is emotionally dangerous. Howie says "if she does get a hold of some power, I'll just pack my s***." They are mocking that if April should win HOH, she will be like "every one of you upstairs for an hour!" Janelle is saying that April told her last week "Pick me for the veto, they underestimate us blondes. I may be short, but I am strong."
Just before 3:00 everyone heads outside on lockdown.
Kaysar, James, Howie and Janelle talk quietly about what is going on in the house. They say that Eric is still trying every trick in the book to stay. Janelle says “He probably could have gone farther if he hadn't been so controlling.” They talk about April again and her emotions and how disastrous it would be if she got HOH. Kaysar says “with Eric gone, their group will have no objective; there will be no one to tell them what to do. Once Maggie's gone, Ivette is so dumb she won't know what to do.”
Once the lockdown is over, Kaysar directs a search for clues. So far all they found was that BB updated the memory wall for the veto ceremony results and they got their coasters back.
Soon after their search for clues, outside, Kaysar says to Rachel: “I'm concerned about the HOH competition” Rachel: “Make sure he (Howie) eats plenty of PB&J sandwiches that day, and gets some sleep.” Rachel asked Kay "So, what's the deal with Jenn and April?" Kay says “No deal April is too emotional, and Jenn…” Rachel says “she (Jenn) has tried to get on this show for three seasons, so she knows how to play.” Kaysar: “Make sure April does not get HOH.” Kaysar also mentions that Beau has calmed down a lot, “he’s being more real.” Rachel noticed that too.
In the kitchen area, James, Ivette, Janelle and Sarah are talking about the show. James says "do you realize what went down these last few days took forever for us to get through, but that BB can put it into an hour. What was blood, sweat and tears for us for so long will be minimized into like 44 minutes." Sarah says "well when we were watching it, it didn't seem like there was any drama at all..." James "Well maybe season 5 was boring. I felt like they could have made a whole episode of my emotions from being put on the block."
Still in the kitchen area, James asks Ivette about her g/f. She is talking about how cute she is. James asks her when they moved in together. Ivette says “After the first time she came to my house, she says "you know what they say "what do lesbians bring on the second date? A u-haul truck. But for gay guys they don't bring anything because there is never a second date."
April, Beau, Jenn and Kay were outside talking about the whole incident with Mike. April says: “He has an evil look.” Kaysar: “Well, it's not so much evil, as it is piercing.” Kaysar brings up the whole 'sexual predator' issue. April claims to have never said that phrase. She said she told Eric that Mike needs to keep his bite marks off her--she is a married woman. Jennifer agrees and said she never said the things that were attributed to her. April now says she 'didn't want to make it a big deal'. Kaysar: “Let's be honest, was that the right way to deal with it?” April: “No, it wasn't. I should have handled it on my own. I'm a strong person. As soon as Eric exposed it, I had to stand up for her (Jen). Kaysar talks about how Eric started badgering Michael and everyone else blindly followed him. Kaysar talked to Eric about it and mentioned that Ivette and Beau were together. Eric didn't respond the way Kaysar thought he should at that information, so Kaysar suspected that he had a partner in the house too. Then the next thing he knew, both Beau and Ivette were badmouthing Mike. (Beau, April and Jenn, appear to be learning something new here.)
April and Kay are alone now. April says: “I'm happy that Eric exposed everybody.” Kaysar asked: “Why?” He goes on with an analogy of what Eric did being similar to the bully at the playground taking the basketball because he can't play anymore. April says she feels that Eric's actions changed Kaysar's strategy. Kaysar: “No, no, no, that didn't have anything to do with my strategy. The only thing that changed is what you guys are going to do. I already knew you guys were pairs.” April says what has changed is that she will give 200% in the HOH competitions. Kaysar: “If you're only here to make friends, you've done that now and should leave, because from here on out, you're going to tear apart what you've built, and that's the honest truth.”
April says to Kay “The number one wrong thing to do was to come in here and make alliances in the first hour, all based on looks and you don't really know anybody. I'm the first one to say that not everything he's done in here is right (Eric).” Kaysar says he is worried about her emotional stability and he isn't sure he can count on her to make certain decisions. April is surprisingly calm and rational during this discussion. Kaysar says “after this week it's not going to be so emotional. Eric incites a lot of emotion around here.”
Kaysar is thorough in his reasons for playing the game the way he is. He said to April “You should see when I play James and Janelle in chess. I say "Hey, you know what? That was a good move, but you should have done this instead." My purpose is not to cream everybody. I really find pleasure in seeing what good moves people make, it's intriguing. I have all the backing I need right now. I don't need anymore. I really don't. My goal is done. I'm done. It's the 3rd week, yeah, but I'm done.”
Kay is assuring April that she will be here for the next three weeks because Maggie, Beau, and Ivette are immediate targets. April says “So the best thing for us to do is not to win for the next three weeks?” Kay says “well I’m not going to tell you what to do.”
Ivette has been in the kitchen for some time now making some sort of bread pudding that she baked. HG’s are on lockdown at around 5:30 (inside). The bread pudding is ready and everyone has some and they LOVE it! Rachel wants to make it again for dinner.
Kaysar went to Janelle to brief her on his talks with April and Jenn and the info he got out of April and Jenn about Michael. Janelle says: “Michael got a raw deal.” Kaysar: “I'm going to say, you're out of here cause you f***’d one of my friends.”
Now April has gone to Jenn telling her that they are pretty much at an advantage because they have both sides. She tells Jenn that they can't win HOH for the next few weeks, let them do it, we’ll fly under the radar. Jenn says: “That was my plan all along to let them F it up.” April says “If Maggie, Ivette or Beau wins HOH, then we will talk them out of putting Kaysar up.”
Just before 6:00 Kay was called to the DR, and he said “okay in just a minute.” BB said “Kaysar, please go to the DR now.” Kay says “I was joking….”
Rachel and Kay are outside talking, Rachel comments on the mood of the house, “Did Ivette think they would never be put up?” Kaysar says he feels bad because it is almost working too perfectly. He says it is psychological, he is inflicting harm on them.” Rachel says “plus we can't eat.” Kaysar said during the first week the DR asked him if he was going to play the game. He told them to relax that he will play. Kaysar fills Rachel in on his talk with April. He tells Rachel that April is paranoid. He says some people like to talk things over and over again because it makes them feel included.
Ivette, Beau, Mag and Eric are out on and near the hammock. Ivette says that without Kaysar and James, Janelle and Sarah are nothing. Ivette says “they executed their 6 finger plan brilliantly.” Beau says if he gets HOH, Kaysar and James go up. Beau says he doesn’t really want to put Kay up, but he is a leader. Ivette says Kaysar is not that good of a person and should be put up. Beau doesn’t see this, he is defending Kaysar. Beau says that Kaysar doesn’t trust James. He says Kaysar knew he had to get HOH or he was gone. Beau says Kay figured out the pairings. They decide (for now) that they need to put up Kay & James, and then Janelle goes up if one of them uses the veto. They speculate that Kay and James are using each other and either would be glad to see the other go.
Maggie says “I like Rachel as a person, but I don’t think I like her in this game. I think she is flying under the radar.” Then as though it were a new thought, Maggie says “What if she's the mastermind? She is playing both sides, it takes someone brilliant to come up with it, and I’m not that smart.” Ivette says if she wins HOH, she'll tell the others not to even bother coming to see her, no negotiations. Maggie says no question that Beau, Ivette, April or Jenny will not go up until all others are gone. Eric says “you are all you have; you must stay true to each other.” Maggie says 3 who are true to each other have got to be stronger than 5 people who aren't.”
Around 8:00 Kaysar was in the kitchen cooking his hamburgers (his HOH Kosher meat), but I guess they weren’t turning out so good, so Maggie had the nerve to ask Kay “why don’t you let Eric cook those for you?” Kaysar responded “Eric won’t even look at me.” Mag had nothing to say after that.
Later Kay and Janelle were in HOH, he is talking to her about her cute giggle, her smarts, and how she is a complete package. She says thanks and gives him a hug. He continues and says he can’t find anything wrong with her. For all he knows she could be a raging alcoholic. Janelle said she has flaws like everyone, her worst being that she is indecisive. Kay says that is sometimes due to the fact that you don’t hang around with people you trust or that have your best interests in mind.
Now the HOH is full with James, Rachel, Sarah, Kaysar and Janelle. When James comes in he says “they’ are in the hot tub. Talk turns to Eric and how he is acting. Sarah says he’s just upset. James says “well when I say something you say ‘put yourself in their position’, well f*** that. I'm done, this week is done.” James: “Maggie wants to go home which is why Eric went to Rachel and said Maggie is a strong player, then Ivette came to me and said save Eric and come go back to his (Eric’s) side and turn the house up side down. Sarah: “So maggie doesn't care of she leaves.” James: “Maggie isn't the one who wanted to be here, Eric is.” James: “It might be in our best interests to keep Eric right now because he can cook, he cleans, and we can use him as a step stool.”
Jennifer left the HOH for a minute and went down to Jenn sitting on the couch by herself. Sarah asked Jenn why she was sitting by herself, and Jenn said she needed a break from all the negativity, (talking about the HG’s in the HT.)
Now Howie is in HOH with all of the above and Sarah is back in there too. They are talking about who to put up. Sarah says “If we have HOH and we put up Maggie, then why don't we put one of us up too, that way we know we have the veto competition completely stacked to our side.” Howie: “I like that.” Sarah: “Put up Maggie, who's going to take off Maggie but Maggie. So if Ivette says she's going to take Maggie off, then we say we'll put Beau up.”
Kaysar was giving the HOH guests a heads up about April: “I heard her tell Maggie that she has been faking her emotions so she could get more air time in the DR. So stupid, who would joke about that?” Howie says “what an idiot, she’s the one person that will nominate you because your nail polish smells or because someone looks at her funny..that’s just how she is.”
At around 9:30 they called Janelle to the DR and she said she felt so tired and weak from eating only PB&J, she says “I hate PB&J”. Kaysar starts to sing his song about PB&J and James interrupts and says “I hate people who spin the wheel wrong and then eat hamburgers in front of us.” They were laughing.
The HG’s at the hot tub are Ivette, Eric, Jenn, Maggie and then Rachel came out. They were talking about how Howie has lost some of his luster, and how he is feeling it like every body else. Ivette says “I’m just going to say this once, it’s just a game, you don’t have to completely f*** everyone. Everyone points the finger like they were the only liars.” Eric: “I don’t understand why everyone jumped on the f’n bandwagon to cut my ba**s off.” Maggie says “Wait one question at a time.” They are asking Rachel how things happened with Howie, Rachel says she was not there when it started, and that she is just going along with Howie and it sucks. Eric: “things will change.” Rachel says “I am more aware of that than anybody. I told April, it’s a game and things will change next week.”
April directs this to Rachel “Do you think Howie is playing into whichever group is in power this week?” Rachel: “No, he was friends with Kaysar and them.” Eric says James “looked at me 12 hours before and said dude, I want to be in the final four with you. And Kaysar swore I would be safe! I will never say another word to them, in this game or outside this game.” Ivette tells Rachel if Howie feels so stuck in the middle he should do something about it and vote how he wants, to change it, the votes are kept secret. Rachel says “I know.”
Around 10:30 Kay and Janelle were back in HOH. Kay saying more nice things to Janelle; he tells her “sometimes you forget how beautiful you are.” He kind of goes on and on for a while, he tells her she is an awesome person, that he likes the way she talks and she has a good heart. They both go on and on in subtle whispers for a while, then Janelle would try and change the subject. Eventually Janelle left, or as some say she ‘bolted’ for the door. (Now I usually try not to inject too much of my own comments or the comments of others in recaps, but in this instance and so you have a better visual I will. One of our updaters said “I think it's just a deep friendship growing.” To others it seemed like Kaysar was aiming for more than Janelle wanted to give, or she didn’t want to lead him on. I am not sure either way.)
Around 11:00 and Beau was so hyper, jumping around an acting up. Inside the house he and April ask BB if they could go to the DR together..as they were waiting for the green light, April was saying to BB “come on let us in, don’t you need more material for tomorrow night's show, or Thursday's show…or Saturday's show?” BB green lights them and they go in.
Maggie and Jenn were in the bedroom and they both got into the same bed. Maggie was rubbing Jenn’s back then they both lay down, their head and feet were at opposite ends of each other, with Jenn’s arm draped over Maggie’s feet, seemingly cuddly until they heard James and Sarah heading in; Maggie got up, covered Jenn back up, fast – and went to her bed.
Sarah to James are in bed in the GR. Sarah says “Once the last one of ‘them’ are out then we have to win HOH and make an agreement with Kay and Jan because we have the best chance by aligning ourselves with them. James: “Yes, but what if Kaysar has a similar alliance with Rachel & Howie? Sarah: “That’s why we have to win HOH right after the last of them leave. You do realize our chances of getting to the end of this slim to none?” James: “That’s right.” Sarah: “Who would you rather be on the jury, me or you?” James: “You have a better chance of winning because everyone likes you more ... I have a better chance if I take out Kayser, Howie, Rachel, Ivette......”
Ivette and April are in separate beds, head to head and Beau is standing over their beds in the barracks. The girls are encouraging Beau to go to Howie, who is in the WC, and offer to give Howie an ‘hand’ with relieving his sexual frustration, ‘if’ Howie agrees to vote to keep Eric in the house. Beau grabs a bottle of something (lotion?) and goes to the WC. Howie is there talking with Janelle and getting ready to shower or go to bed. Beau realizes he can’t proffer his bribe with Janelle there and he retreats back to the barracks. They tell Beau to wait until Howie comes to bed; the girls were going to pretend they were asleep. After some waiting Ivette says “Don't worry we have two more days, we'll get him.” (Ed note: This conversation had been edited severely; you can find it in the updates in a thread starting at 1:12 a.m.)
Howie has showered and everyone is in bed asleep just before 2:00 a.m.