So the big news is that the producers have decided the most recent HoH competition had "technical difficulties," and they give Janelle -- I mean, everyone -- a do-over, choosing trivia questions so random that it's obvious that everyone is guessing. Janelle, of course, continues her unbroken streak of good luck and wins, despite having been literally the only person in the original HoH competition that we know for sure was eliminated fair and square and was not affected by any technical difficulties of any kind. Erika tries to take it in stride, despite having gone from HoH to target in about five minutes. Oh, and Janelle continues her quest to use her DR entries to stomp out whatever affection America still has for her. Despite efforts from several others to get Marcellas on the block, Janelle prefers to nominate...well, different people. Namely, Erika and Danielle, the only two remaining women other than herself, just as she nominated two women the first time she was HoH and two women (once she got her nominations to what she wanted them to be post-veto) the second time she won HoH. Fascinating pattern. She announces to Erika, "I despise your gameplay." In other news, the house wins food for the week on every day other than the day their victory depends on slop cakes dreamed up by Danielle. Also, Janelle and Howie are so damn stupid they've never heard the phrase "pull the wool over someone's eyes," and George thinks a great phrase starting with "you" is "you are expected to expect the unexpected." One hopes George threw that particular competition.
Danielle and Erika are on the block, and Will and Mike decide that theyâll gang up on Janelle to take Danielle off the block and keep her. The veto competition brings back a bunch of old contestants, and it also brings suspicion when it looks to Janelle and Howie like James gave it to Danielle. In the end, itâs actually Will who hands it to Danielle, who promptly removes herself from the block. Janelle and Howie kind of want to put up George, and I think emotionally theyâd like to put up James, but since they canât afford to go with just the two of them, theyâre stuck. Will and Mike start campaigning to have Marcellas put up, and although Janelle promises Marcellas she wonât nominate him, thatâs exactly what happens. In other news, Will and Janelleâs flirtation seems harmless, while Erika and Mikeâs seems...less so, and the clues to the Coup dâÃtat continue. Janelleâs new brilliant idea involves Howie trying to convince everyone that he made a guess so stupid that everyone is instantly aware that heâs lying. So on Thursday, we will get an eviction, some news on the coup, and quite possibly Marcellas being ridden out of town with his robe in his hands. For once, it doesnât seem clear whoâs going, so you might actually want to watch.
With Erika and Marcellas on the block, negotiations inside the house are ongoing. Marcellas tries threats, cajoling, and laying guilt on Chicken George, but he cannot save himself and is unanimously evicted. It's hard to believe, because he emphatically told them that getting rid of him would be really immoral, but they did it anyway. Whatever, crazies! At the HoH competition, houseguests answer questions about whom America likes the best -- oh, and Janelle is Prom Queen, making her officially the new Rupert -- and the winner is ultimately George. Yes, that's right. George is HoH for the first of what will be two evictions this week. The sped-up schedule forces him to make his nominations right after he wins, without any time to talk to anyone. With the pressure on, George makes low-risk nominations by choosing James and Erika. On Sunday, we'll see an eviction, so don't skip the show assuming it's all stupid filler. Because this will be different stupid filler.
Previously: Kaysar was gone, GONE! It was a relief, because he was really just too moral to play this game, or else he was very, very bad at it. There was a sÃ©ance, which was pretty lame, even for a show that uses hats to substitute for personalities. Oh, and then Erika became HoH (supposedly) and there was a sighting of a sheep that had something to do with the much-ballyhooed "Coup d'Etat." I guarantee you that the number of people inside that house who could correctly spell that phrase is smaller than the number of people inside that house that have allowed people to eat food off their bodies in public.
Kaysar is evicted in blue and white again. He shaved his head for so little benefit, you know? In the DR, James says that he was really bummed when Kaysar left: "His game play sucks, but as a person, I think he's awesome." Heh. I think I actually believe James thinks that, for the most part. I don't see how anyone could disagree with either half, as long as "awesome" has room for a little bit of self-seriousness, which it probably does. George agrees, telling us that he, too, will miss the person he refers to as "K-czar," who was a good person. "Kaysar leaving the house was an extreme blow to my alliance," Janelle says in her usual way; that is, cooking up word soups resulting in technically correct but highly unnatural sentences. She's right, though. Never let it be said she can't count to 25%. She goes on to say that at this point, if she doesn't win competitions, she'll be "screwed."
Mike is not so sad about Kaysar's exit. "So the first member of S6 has left the building," he says in the DR with considerable relief. Mike allows for how hard Kaysar would be to beat at the end, and he adds that he was glad to be rid of the guy for that reason. James reminds us that it's an odd feeling when the votes against you come from your alliance, as did the votes from Janelle and Howie in this situation. "Guess that goes to show you where my alliance stands, doesn't it?" he says bitterly. You know, I'm not sure you can be bitter about the absence of loyalty after you call one of the people involved a "fat piece of shit." Like, "How dare you not stand by me in good times and in bad, you...um, fat piece of shit!"
Danielle DRs that she knows Kaysar will feel like her vote was the "ultimate betrayal," and she hopes he'll understand that "it's just a game" and "there only can be one winner." If she wants people to understand that it's just a game, she should stop looking so serious, like she expects people to watch these videotapes after she's been arrested and jailed. Erika, unsurprisingly, weeps in the DR that Kaysar took her mind off the game. Is Erika's mind on the game the rest of the time? Because if it is, she hides it really well. Will, on the other hand, reminds the rest of the house: "It's not like we killed him. I mean, people...you know, get evicted." Will should not be trying to use logic on these people. It's like trying to beat cake batter with a cocktail napkin.
And then, in the diary room, Will draws the line between love and hate once again, by delivering the kind of speech that people who hate him hate, and people who love him love: "This is just not the show for Kaysar." And then, half-seriously and half-sympathetically, he says, "He's been evicted three times in the last year. You know, sometimes you're good at things, and sometimes you're not, and...hate to be brutal, but maybe this isn't the show for him." It's the part about being evicted three times in a year that I love. Because it's so...true, and it's like sticking a pin in Kaysar and watching all the hot air drain out of him after he's already gone. All those speeches..."This is how you play; this is not how you play." I'm not sure he was qualified.