The stupid download site took forever to get the ep up, so I'm just going to follow-up on some other posters' comments:
"Shocker!" makes me want to punch myself in the esophagus.
I'm at the point where I'm imagining I'm hearing it as "Shock her!" and am eagerly awaiting seeing Dani being hooked up to some electrodes and getting zapped.
has there ever been a more apt metaphor in Big Brother history than Adam's likening his extended stay in the house to "hitting the snooze button"? Methinks not.
And he says it without any self-awareness at all. It's like he's spending the summer trying to prove the phrase "you snooze, you lose" wrong.
A food competition for HOH?
Well, it was a Veto comp, originally. (Week 1 of S10, with Jessie crawling through the honey and feathers to get himself off of the block.) So it's been used for all sorts of competitions now.
this competition is basically handing Rachel HoH.
Actually, it should be tailor-made for Adam. It relies on pure-bullheaded strength, not precise skill (like the snake) or the ability to support your weight (like the parachutists). Jessie won it the first time they played it, and Brendon and Lane were the stars when it was a Have/Have Not comp last season (Hayden was HoH, and didn't play). Adam had no reason to curse his not winning the last Veto (he sucked
, but he had no chance anyhow), but this? If he gets smoked because Rachel is physically stronger
than he is, then yes, "the only man in the house" is a huge joke.
And, look, they're fetching doughnuts
! If that isn't an incentive for New Jersey's Lamest, I don't know what will be.
Another PB box? And announced ahead of time, what are the odds.
There was a double-eviction happening last week, though. Julie didn't have time to announce anything wrt this week's upcoming shows, so I don't know if the non-announcement of Pandora's Box had any particular significance. This week, we had time for a full interview with Shelly, and thus time for Julie to promote the upcoming shows. I don't see anything wrong, personally.
Julie Chen badgering Shelly over the Jeff eviction was just so over the top. "Too soon"? What? It was going into final 6 for cryin' out loud.
Meaning that there were seven
players left in the house when Shelly was trying to avoid a F3 scenario. She made her move when there were more than double the number of relevant players still playing. If she'd split up J/J at F5 or F4, then she'd have pretty much isolated Jordan and been safe from retaliation. Here, there were still people for Jordan to align with, and the one she aligned with (Rachel) won the Veto and got Shelly out of the House. Ironically enough, it's the person Shelly could have evicted last week if she hadn't moved too fast, so yes, I think Julie has a perfectly good argument here. (Albeit that she might have over-emphasized the point.) You don't worry about if you can win a F3 with J/J if there are still so many players in the game that there's a significant chance that none
of you three will make the F3. JMO.
I don't understand why Rachel insists on being such a bitch during her good-bye videos.
I don't know if Rachel was going for "full-on bitch" here, the way she was for Daniele's goodbye. I think she was aiming for "friendly teasing", and it was edited harsher than Rachel intended. (Which is something Rachel should have been cautious about, given how she knows she gets edited, absolutely.)
Jordan is just plain useless
Jordo better hope that Rachel wins the H.o.H. The Veto is likely to be either Otev or the Morph-o-matic, and Jordan stunk at both of them during S11.
I'd complain about the blatant recycling of the HoH competition from last season but it's become so frequent and passe that it bores me.
I need to do a comparison of how many comps last season were recycled from previous seasons, and how many this year. This season started out better than last in terms of originality, but it's been a while since "Bride of Zingbot", which was our last reasonably-fresh comp, it's true.
*cries for Porsche's/Kalia's inevitable eviction*
Hey, even if Rachel wins HoH and noms them, all they need is for Adam to win the Veto and take one of them down, forcing Rachel to nominate Jordan and then Adam and whomever he rescued can vote Jordan out.
What's that? You tuned me out when I said that the plan depended on Adam winning Veto? Yeah, can't really blame you for that. He's just an industrial-sized bowl of suck. Sheesh.