|Big Brother 6 Daily Recap for July 23, 2005
"Summer of Secrets, Secrets no More!"
***Contains Adult Language and Content***
When last we left the Big Brother house, all was in a tizzy. Kaysar, as HOH, nominated Maggie and James to be evicted. The foundation of his plan, to split up Eric's clique of sheep, was working perfectly. Eric, unable to compete in the PoV comp because of his oath to Kaysar, quickly dropped James as his favorite sheep, for his secret partner Maggie.
7:00am BBT: The Ants and the Birds and the Bees
As usual, Eric and Rachel are the first ones up. Getting started on their morning chores, Rachel curses the ants that have invaded the BB kitchen. Eric is continuing the back-stabbing of his former right-hand-man James, with comments like, "Its gonna suprise the hell out of him. Its going to be a landslide." The two move to the Gym, work out in silence while the rest of the HouseGuests sleep.
James is awake at 8am, and heads to the kitchen for his breakfast of PB&J. As the rest of the Houseguests awaken, all take their turn bitching at the fact that ants have taken over part of their home, including the sugar bowl. Kaysar sits in his HOH room, watching the Kitchen through his feed. Looks like a regular JokersUpdate fanatic.
The oversharing continues. Eric talks about how he's "ready to shoot it off" any minute now. When the girls start complaining about period pains, Eric is kind enough to explain how the female body works, and how menstruation occurs to Jenn, who listens calmly. He next goes into a lecture on the Rhythm Method. Ivette chimes in about how you can get pregnant during your period. Eric then shares the sexual positions he and his wife used in order to conceive a boy. After that disturbing image leaves my head, he adds details of his vasectomy. Ewwww. Make it stop! Make it STOP! He then goes on to poll the ladies about how sexually active they are before and during their periods. Arrrrgh! My fragile little mind!
10:00am BBT: Maggie's Vent Session
Maggie ventures up to the HOH room to have a sit down with Kaysar. During their conversation Maggie expresses the fact that she was pissed that James got a heads-up that he was going to be nominated, and she didn't. Kaysar lets her know that she is the 'pawn', and that the votes are leaning towards James leaving.
Maggie replies with "Anyone who goes up on the block is in danger. Anyone. That's not a...I mean you know that. Even when you went up against Ashlea. You were still in danger. And people aren't coming to me like we did with you and said, 'Things are going to be ok.' Even though Ivette just did in the gym. I've had a couple of people tell me 'Win the POV' or 'you're not the goal' but because it didn't come from you...you know? Do you see what I mean?"
"Maggie, whatever happens in this game, please don't take it personal. I have nothing against you", says Kaysar.
Maggie responds with "Well I realize that, but there are other people in the game that you do have something against and they should have been the ones used as a pawn. It makes it personal because you didn't chose someone that you don't get along with."
Maggie, continuing her vent session, adds, "and here's another thing. Yesterday, James said you should have known, Howie told Kaysar who to put up." She says to herself "What the ***** does Howie have against me?"
Kay answers with "Howie said he wanted James specifically..."
Maggie interrupts, "hold on, James told me he was involved in 'this master plan', that he was part of it and sorry I didn't know about it. It makes me wonder and makes me feel like *****." When will these people learn not to believe a drop that comes out of James' mouth?
As Maggie leaves to prepare for the PoV comp, Maggie says: "Well I have to go get ready, to save myself."
Kaysar half-heartedly says "Good luck."
She replies "I'm not going to say good luck to you, becasue I really don't want you to win, sorry."
Kaysar says he understands, that it is nothing personal.
Brief "Eric's the True Sexual Harrasser" Update: During Maggie and Kay's conversation, Beau was downstairs doing yoga. While positioned Upward Dog, which involves lying on your stomach and sitting up with your arms straight, Eric comes up behind him and says, "Dude, you look like you're ready to get pounded." Hi Kettle! How's it going? Haven't seen you in a while. How are the wife and kids? Yeah, great. Oh, I almost forgot...You're black!
12:45pm BBT: Chaos A-Go-Go After the PoV Comp
Here are the quick and dirty details:
The Power of Veto competition was a huge chess board. Kaysar & Howie, Maggie & Ivette, and James & Janelle participate in the challenge. James wins veto!
Now, for the aftermath:
MAJOR chaos brakes out when the HouseGuests returned to the house. Eric is fuming mad, convinced that Ivette is 'in' on the Kaysar side of things. The couples must have been outted, because Eric angrily said to Sarah, "Give it up. He already admitted that you are his girlfriend! Everybody knows!" Sarah finds her balls and calls out Eric, saying that he promised James he had his back. Eric defends his lies by saying, "Did I swear on my life or my kids? No!" Oh, so that makes it all good. Duh, Sarah.
Ivette goes off on a tangent about her values, saying that she doesn't want to be at a wrap party "where everybody is a bunch of nasty humans." She, Eric, and Beau figure the other group has the votes, that Sarah, James, Rachel and Howie are with Kaysar and Janelle. When Ivette complains about living in the house, Eric shoots back, "Stop being a pussy and man up! Play! This is a game!" Later, crying, she admits, "I am destroyed! You have no idea how destroyed I am!"
Even though everyone in the house has figured out who the couples are, April still denies the fact that she knows Jenn. She said that she's "on the outside" because of it. "I'm in shock, and it hurts my feelings for people to think that I'm a twist," April adds while talking with Sarah. "I swear to god I'm not part of the twist!!" April is the personficiation of a dumb blonde. When Eric tries to call April out, that he knows everyone in the house is paired up, she continues to lie.
April: Janelle just told me that her and Ashlea were best friends outside of this house.
Eric: Of course! Everyone's together here. Whether you want to look me in the eye and tell me you're not...
April: How is that a fair playing field for the people who aren't (paired up)?
Eric: April, please, please don't piss in my ear and say that you don't have a partner.
Ivette: You're very wrong.
Eric: Everyone's paired up, Ivette.
Eric and Maggie confirm to Ivette that they knew eachother before entering the BB house. April, piling on the dramatics, absolutely bawls to Ivette on how unfair it is that she doesn't have a partner in the House.
Ivette runs to the Storage Room, along with April. The soap opera continues with this back-and-forth:
Ivette: I really want to be alone!
April crying: I feel alone right now because everybody else has a partner!!
April: The only way this helps us is they will target the couples! I wish they could have asked my husband to be in here! Maggie and Eric are friends not husband and wife
Ivette: I don't know, they just said they knew each other!
April: Me, you, Jennifer, and Beau are the only ones without a partner
Ivette: Who's with Rachel, then?
April: Howie, but she won't admit. Hello, they were on the surfboard together.
Ivette: Boy did this rock the boat.
April: Me, you, Jen, and Beau need to stick to together. Do you know what I'm saying? Do you know what I'm saying? Do you hear what I'm saying?
me, in my head: Yes, for God's sake, everyone can hear you! Stop asking!
April: We need to choose a side and stick together
Ivette: Everybody here can't have a partner?
Ivette continues at the round table, cursing Big Brother for putting her in the House without a partner. She tells Sarah that now that she knows that James doesn't have her back anymore, her heart is broken. Ivette seems to think that James was playing for her, but now she knows the truth.
The classic Ivette line of the evening: "Here I am being completely honest!"
Oh man. I can't WAIT until Chen-bot lets the houseguests know that everyone is paired, these two will look like fools. Keep digging that grave, Ivette and April!
Back in the HoH room, Kaysar, Howie, and Janelle celebrate the victory for their side. Kaysar had a few great lines as they were resting on their laurels.
"They're all bullies. All of them. It's time that the little people get their turn."
"Beau is the biggest snake in this house."
"This one is one up for the little people."
"No body expects it to get so crazy and Ivette is yelling at the top of her lungs, talking about a fair game? Gimme a break."
"Power shifted, but no matter how bad they treated us, we should never treat them bad."
"Do they think I am so weak and stupid that I was going to sit here and listen to them tell me that if I go with what the house wants they will respect me? Do they really think I want their respect? Please!"
Janelle threw the competition so that James would win. She wanted to give him the satisfaction of having the Veto speech. With a classic line of her own, she tells Kaysar, "Maybe instead of holding leadership meetings and makeing each other pancakes they should have been playing chess!" Mocking the sheep, she says, "C'mon Cappy, tell us some more firehouse stories!"
James goes up to the HoH room, and fills in all about what's going on downstairs. Janelle laughs, wondering why Ivette is still pretending that she's alone. Don't worry, Janelle. Its only going to get better.
More of the same thing goes on for the next hour or so, just rehashing these conversations over and over again. Seriously. The same exact conversations over and over and over and over again.You know how it works.
2:30pm BBT: Lets All Hold Hands and Sing Kumbaya
Kaysar joined the pitty party downstairs in the living room with Eric, Ivette, April, Jenn, Rachel, and Beau. When Ivette asks him if that's the way Michael is outside the game, he tells him no, explaining Mike's actions to the group. Kaysar gets shot question after question about whether the person he has shown to the HouseGuests is the real him. Kaysar sticks to his stories, and tells them that what they see, is what he is. When Kaysar asks April about knowing Jenn, again, she denies it, saying it must be BB's way of making a connection, since they were in the same sorority.
The whole cast is downstairs in the livingroom, sharing their 'secrets'. Well, except for Ivette, Beau, Jenn, and April. They give a round of applause to the producers for duping them all. The mood is much happier now, with Howie requesting panties from all the girls before they leave. Maggie makes a deal with the others: if spills the beans about how they know eachother, the other pairs have to. Everyone re-tells the stories of their lives, this time, the whole truth.
Maggie tells how her husband Dave was a student in the academy, Eric helped him out, and took them in as family. Dave and Eric work at the same station, but in different shifts. Eric tells the others that Maggie is like an aunt to his children.
Janelle tells the story of her and Ashlea's relationship. They met in Greece, and when Janelle moved to Maimi, they got an apartment together. Ashlea and Janelle worked together at Mancion, but Ashlea got fired.
Kaysar shares the story of him and Mike. Kaysar went to a coffee shop, and saw Mike's work on his laptop. Mike tried to show off by talking Arabic, and the relationship grew from there. Now, they live in the same apartment complex.
Howie tells about him and Rachel. While living in Chicago, Howie's friend dragged him into an Italian restaurant to see the hot waitress, Rachel. Rachel got to know the clique of guys that Howie hangs out with, and some of Rachel's friends dated some of Howie's friends. They share that they have never dated eachother. Howie doesn't share how old he is, but says that he's younger than Cappy.
April still denies that she knows Jenn. Beau gives a few more details, about working for the same company as Ivette, but still denies that they know eachother. "Its just a coincidence." No one buys it, and ribbs them to expose their secrets. Hello, Target? Yeah, this is April's back. Can we get together soon? Oh, you're on your way over? Great! See you soon!
Sarah waits for James to come back from the Diary Room so that he can tell their story.
3:00pm BBT : Oh, Woe is April
April and Janelle go outside for a smoke. While out there, Janelle asks about her connections in the house. April feins ignorance, and says that maybe she is related to someone in the house, and doesn't know it. Janelle shares with April the details of the $1 million prize. April reacts with disbelief, saying its unfair to the ones without a partner in the game. When the conversation turns to Michael, April denies throwing any fuel into the fire. She blames Jenn, then Ivette for feeding her false information in order to bring April to be on their side. She tells Janelle that Jen said to Eric that she was crying about Michael. April says that Michael did nothing wrong, and that if it looks like she was against Mike, it really wasn't that way.
Janelle, wise to everything, just smiles, nods, and eggs April on to continue her lies.
Back in the bathroom, Ivette and Eric rehash earlier converstaions about how blindsided they were, how Ivette needs to play the 'game', etc. Eric instructs her on who to put up if she gets HoH next week: Kaysar and James, with Janelle in the wings.
4:00pm : Decompression Time
Eric heads to his bed, and crashes.
Kaysar, Howie, and Janelle plan in the HoH Room, pooling their information together. They re-affirm that their plan is to put Eric up in James's place on the chopping block. They make predictions on how the sheep will be without Eric in the house. They think from a strategic point of view, today's big share in the living room was a bad idea.
Janelle reports she saw Eric and Ivette in bathroom talking to James. She's afraid they'll sway James back. Janelle doesn't want Kaysar or Howie to say anything more to James. She also tells the group that April is ready to turn on Eric because she's so scared right now, and that she is acting like she's turning on Jennifer.
Kaysar says it doesn't matter, they're still targets, tells them all not to worry. Kaysar reaffirming the plan - get Eric out - cut off the serpent's head. Rachel is very upset that everyone knows so much now, Kaysar says. Howie doesn't think it's bad because it should have been already known, as far as pairings.
Next targets for the 'Fight Club': Ivette and Maggie. Pleeeease! I can't deal with Ivette anymore! Pleeeease, Janelle, James, Sarah, Rachel and Howie! Help a viewer out!
James shares with Ivette about how he doesn't trust Eric at all. James tells her that he has an alliance with the Fantastic Four until Eric leaves the house. They share that they both feel that April and Jenn could go any which way; that they don't have true ties to either group.
Back in the HoH, James fills the crew in on his conversation with Ivette. Sarah shares with them that April and Jenn are looking to see which side to join. The group laughs, saying that they are full of ***** and no one cares what they want.
Kaysar talks to the group as a whole. The act is done, this part of the plan is done. "We need to move on from here as a team. We'll pretend we're all groups of 2, and we joined up to get rid of Eric, and after that we're all for ourselves" They all confirm that its imperitave that someone of the six need to get the HoH next week. In a touching moment, Kaysar leads them all in saying that there is a bond now, and that this is the final six. Yay! Kaysar for President!
April and Beau chill in the Living Room. The two of them sit and try to convince eachother that they're on their own. Nothing we haven't heard before. There are these supurb lines from April, though:
"When people lie, all bets are off."
"See, what pisses me off is people don't believe me."
"I don't care. What do I have to hide at this point?"
I'm telling you...I'm getting popcorn and a martini for Thursday's live show. Sweet justice, here it comes!
4:30pm BBT: School of Morals, according to Eric and Maggie
Eric and Maggie are on their towels, sunning themselves in the Back Yard.
During the lockdown, we see a few BB workers inside the house. Before they exit the feed, we see that the coasters have been changed. Now there are only red and yellow ones. There was another man seen putting things into a brown paper bag.
Maggie: Jen just hinted to us that Ivette isn't playing the game like we thought she was. What's her motive? For us to believe she has no one in this game?
Eric: She has to vote someone off...
Maggie: If I was set up, I knew Howie, Janelle, Kaysar, and James were playing for James, the only thing I don't know is me and Ivette.
Eric: It's possible. My gut feeling says no, but I don't know anymore. I was totally blindsided. I don't think I was ever blindsided like that in my life. You have to be a man and accept it and don't pull a 'Michael' and hide in the Gold Room. I'm leaving like I came in: a man, not a wimp or a coward. Not gonna do it!
Maggie: If they think I am smarter and more strategic than you are, I don't want you to burn any bridges before I leave
Eric: No, and at the same time I won't lobby to stay. I will be me.
When April comes up to them, trying to stir some *****, Maggie shuts her down quickly. When she leaves, Eric notes that April doesn't know which side to turn to. The judgements from the pulpet continue.
Eric: Janelle...if I saw her on the same side of the street, I'd push her into traffic.
Maggie: It sucks for people like Howie and Rachel who not everybody knew was paired
Eric: It's not my fault you were bad at hiding it!
Maggie: I'm never gonna be friends with Kaysar.
Maggie: Ivette and April may have deceived me, but they never messed with my morals. James whored out his girlfriend. Horrible. I do not think there is one person in this house that would do something shady.
Eric: There are certain lines you don't cross.
Maggie: He crossed a line by promising on his life.
Maggie: Kaysar said it was Beau's idea and James said it was Howie's.
Eric: Kaysar said it was Beau's? Are you sure?
Maggie: Yeah...how interesting is that. Kaysar lies....
Eric: One day they will have to meet their maker. It's not for me to judge. They have to look inside themselves.