Matt is HOH and has nominated Kathy and Andrew, much to Andrew's chagrin. Andrew has no idea how this game works and doesn't understand the whole pawn concept... and frankly even though Matt is a BB fan, he seems to have misunderstood how that whole backdooring strategy should come together. His master plan (which is not approved of by his idiotically named Brigade alliance) is to get Brendon out by not letting him win POV. The remaining Brigade members would have at least like to have seen Rachel get nominated since she ruins iced tea for everyone and called Matt out last week. In the self-proclaimed genius' brain, the showmantic duo aren't after him and just exposing his secrets isn't a good enough reason. I can't see the future like Enzo could in those genie pants during the POV competition, but I think that Matt's game play is going to get him out the front door shortly after my calendar page turns to August.
Anyway, the POV competition is where Kathy and Andrew have the opportunity to win and take themselves off the block. Matt's master plan relied on Brendon and Rachel not being able to play... but the genius didn't account for the random draw as he pulled Brendon and Andrew pulled Rachel, leaving only Matt and Lane to represent the Brigade's best interests. The houseguests had to basically make educated guesses about how many of a particular item were placed in front of them, and then decide if they wanted to stay with their guess or fold. Closest wins. Lane says it's just like Texas Hold 'Em... but it's only vaguely like that. (Lane suddenly got chatty this week, talking about poker and shooting poor innocent turtles and/or his friends in a very interesting sounding "game.") Anyway, Rachel is the worst guesser ever. I guess that physics degree doesn't translate at all to calculating the volume of something. But Brendon is surprisingly good/lucky at this and wins the POV. He naturally decides not to use it, since he isn't a total idiot. Andrew still gives his speech, in which he essentially tried to tell the house that he was going after Brendon for not using the POV on him... only it came out all wrong. Andrew's not much with the strategic planning. When even Britney realizes your statements are confusing... you know you are in trouble. -- Angel Cohn
So on Sunday, HoH Matt nominated Kathy and Andrew for mysterious reasons of his own, and on Wednesday, my DVR declined to record this episode for reasons of its own as we catch up on Day 21. While I'm grateful to Angel for covering for me in the interim, I think we're more likely to learn Matt's motives in the next hour than those of my DVR.
Reactions to Matt's nominations in the Diary Room: Rachel's glad she and Brendon weren't nominated, at least for now; Andrew's worried about going home even though he's the pawn; Matt's alliance-mate Hayden doesn't know what Matt's doing, and neither does Kathy. Matt himself says he doesn't care what anyone thinks, which is always a solid long-term strategy.
Andrew grumbles to himself in the Have-Not dump, then walks in on Brendon and Rachel's little celebration. Brendon offers some lame encouragement. Enjoy that, Andrew.
Kathy asks Matt to chat with her in the HoH room, and assures him that she only voted for him to leave because she knew he was safe. Matt offers her some lame encouragement, and DRs that he doesn't believe her, although they part with a hug.
Hayden and Kristen come talk to Andrew, and assure him they knew nothing of it. Hayden even goes so far as to promise to rescue Andrew if he wins PoV. With that, Andrew leaves, so now Hayden and Kristen can make out some more. You know, now that they mention it, they do look a little alike. That must be why Hayden thinks she's so hot.
Andrew discovers that Rachel put peaches in the iced tea, which effectively makes it off-limits for the Have-Nots. So he goes and growls loudly in frustration. Kathy goes to talk him down, but he hates Rachel so much at this point that he's frustrated with his only friend Brendon for liking "this thing." That segues into a discussion of how the house is an "idiocracy," for which Matt's nominations are only one piece of evidence. Andrew, ladies and gentlemen, demonstrating the "stopped clock" rule.
Early in the morning, the rest of the Brigade buttonholes Matt outside to talk about his plan. He claims that whoever wins the PoV will change the nominations, allowing for a backdoor of Brendon. Unless Brendon or Rachel wins, obviously, but what are the chances of that? Matt calmly says that he'll probably go that way. "Everything always works out for us," Hayden says, and I suppose I have to credit them for scoffing sarcastically.