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This recap covers events in the house from noon Monday to noon Tuesday, BB time.
You know it’s bad when the highlight of an afternoon on the feeds is a homemade bean bag toss. At one point, the only choices were a spelling lesson for Rachel and Lane’s pervy sex talk in the backyard. All afternoon, I wished for someone to get pissed off and fight. Something, anything…to make feed watching worthwhile. Luckily, the freaks still come out at night. Well, you’ll see…let’s get to it.
The afternoon starts with houseguests on lockdown while the washing machine is repaired. Good thing because Kristen is washing her clothes in the kitchen sink. Most of the houseguests are napping or lounging around talking about movies and video games. Ragan heads up to the HoH to talk to Hayden. Ragan feels he’s a good judge of people and can tell who is genuine and trustworthy. He feels Hayden is real and can be trusted. The feeling is mutual. They both feel that Andrew is getting a bad rap because he’s different, but they don’t believe he’s the saboteur. Ragan advises Hayden not to get pulled into talking trash about anyone because it will give people ammunition to use against him. They talk about Annie flip-flopping and running her mouth and how it’s gotten her into trouble.
Ragan leaves and Hayden talks to Andrew who wants to know why he shouldn’t vote to break up Brendon and Rachel. Hayden thinks they would be safe if either of the pair gets HoH. Andrew leaves and goes right down to Annie who takes the opportunity to lather, rinse, repeat the same tune she’s been singing since going up on the block. She also tries to plant some doubt that they’re even a couple asking if he’s ever seen them kiss. During her speech on the live show, she plans to rip Brendon a new one. Andrew gives her a few pointers on how to do it. Hmm, saboteur-like behaviors…or have I succumbed to saboteuranoia?
Annie finds Kathy and tries to plead her case again. She’s working hard to make the sale but Kathy ain’t buying. She flat out tells Annie that she won’t go against the will of the house. Monet comes in and Annie goes for round two. Monet asks Kathy if she wants to go take a bath in HoH. Annie asks if she can come up to talk to them but Monet tells her they plan to be naked. *clunk* That’s the sound of my jaw hitting the floor. Britney comes in and right away, Monet asks her if she wants to join the bath. Awkward with a capital A. Annie finally gets the hint and leaves.
- After waking up from a nap, Enzo asks Lane what he has to say to live feeders and Lane tells us we’re scum. Well, right back at ya, Meathead!
- Brendon tells Rachel that he’s cooking all sorts of fatty and sugary foods for everyone so it’ll slow them down and give him an advantage in competitions. He’s joking, of course, but those crepes he just made would slow me down.
[list]Bored, houseguests talk about unflattering nicknames that viewers give houseguests. They also discuss which car and then which animal fits each houseguest’s personality. For example, Enzo would be a laughing hyena. Rachel would drive a fast convertible. I don’t think she’ll need an airbag though. She has two already.[ /list]
- After a smoochin’ spoonin’ session, Brendon tells Rachel they have to start studying. She asks him to help her learn to spell “alliance” and elimination.” For real.
- Ragan hasn’t had an erection since entering the house. Just file that under TMI.
- Houseguests create their own bean bag toss to pass the afternoon away. Doesn’t beat beer pong.
- Houseguests wonder if the fish tank holds freshwater or saltwater so Kristen drinks some to taste it. From production, she gets, “STOP THAT.”
After a very long afternoon of nothingness, night falls and as hinted, the freaks come out. One freak anyway…you guessed it…Annie. She feels slighted by Rachel because she said hey to her and claims Rachel just rolled her eyes. Sitting in the backyard, Annie tells everyone. Suddenly, she jumps up and storms into the house slamming the door. Inside, she bumps into…wait for it…Rachel! She asks Rachel for a minute and asks why she did that to her. Rachel doesn’t have a clue what Annie is talking about and suggests that maybe she’s being a little too sensitive. Oh snap! Nail on the head right there. Rachel walks away and some of the others come in from outside. Annie goes off again, saying that Rachel just treated her so horribly because she waved her off while walking away. She can’t wait until they all get out so they can watch the footage. She yells at them, “So, THIS is what your keeping over me?!” She wants to go to the DR but Brendon is in there. More than once, she threatens to punch/kill Rachel. Kathy is obviously uncomfortable and asks Hayden if she can go listen to his music. Others like Matt and Enzo have a front row seat at the counter waiting for the fireworks.
Annie : I’m not playing Annie nice anymore.
Lane comes along and tries to talk Annie down. He tells her to get Brendon and Rachel both together and talk about it. Brendon comes out of the DR so Annie pounces on him. She tells an exaggerated and embellished story about her exchange with Rachel. She says she’s going to leave the game if she’s together with Rachel because basically, she’s going to kick her ass. She tells Brendon that Rachel is dragging him down and she can’t believe that Rachel is who he wants to be with. She even says had she stayed with him, none of this would have happened. She’s jilted that he’s not trying to get votes for her to stay and claims that it’s his fault she’s on the block. He made a deal to keep Rachel safe and hung her out to dry. She would have done anything to save his ass...anything to save him. Anything. READ: Me!! Why can’t you love ME!! Brendon tries to tell her that he won’t be forced into taking sides. He suggests she and Rachel just stay away from each other. Annie rewinds, hits play, and starts to repeat herself. She keeps saying she’s going to talk to Hayden(Why do these people still think he has any power at this point in the week??). Then…sounding like a crazy woman scorned…she asks Brendon why he’s attracted to that, referring to Rachel. Thankfully, she finally gets called to the DR.
Meanwhile in an unrelated and completely bizarre incident, Andrew and Lane get into it. Lane was teasing Andrew about something and Andrew kind of snapped. Lane apparently joked with him about starting drama in the house. Or something like that. Lane enters the bathroom telling Matt and Enzo about it. Andrew is hot on his heels insisting he didn’t say it exactly the way Lane is telling it. Again, it’s all very strange. Eventually, they shake hands and things are cool between them. Funny how guys can do that. The girls won’t be BFFs any time soon.
Brendon goes to talk to Rachel who tells her side of the story. She maintains that she didn’t do anything to Crazy Annie. Brendon repeats what he told Annie but Rachel is upset. She walks through the kitchen to her bedroom holding back the waterworks muttering something about stupid people. Britney is so excited over all the drama that she’s like a Chihuahua on crack. She exclaims that this is the best day of her life. Up in HoH, she re-enacts Annie’s rants for Kathy and Monet who have missed a good part of it. Kathy and Monet laugh their asses off(me too, because Britney’s version of it is really animated and really funny). Britney jokes that Annie goes to the DR for Xanax and that her therapist is probably on call. She sees Andrew on HoH cam heading for the kitchen and runs out to catch any drama. Enzo jokes that this is what happens when the Have-Nots get food. They’re all disappointed that the drama seems to be over. Since Lane and Andrew made up and Annie is in the DR, it appears the fireworks show is a no-go(for now). Enzo says it’s like the house has blue balls…they were almost there but not quite. Matt says they’re all going to drive him to the nuthouse. I say you’re already there, dude.
Brendon goes to Rachel and after some smoochy smoochy talk that I admittedly avoid, and the lovebirds are once again in paradise. Once again, Britney runs up to HoH to fill the girls there in on what they’ve missed. She doesn’t understand why Annie is so upset about Brendon being with Rachel if they’ve only known each other a few days. She keeps saying Brendon is her friend but they suspect there may be something more than friendship there. Maybe, just maybe, they knew each other before coming into the house and that’s why Annie is so upset. It’s a real honest-to-goodness love triangle. Gotta love the paranoia the saboteur has created. Hayden asks Britney what happened with Andrew and she goes off on another animated recap. To her, the Annie/Rachel thing was scary, but the Andrew/Lane thing was awesome. Hayden skips out and the girls mimic Annie yelling, “rewind the cameras, rewind the cameras.” They note that Annie is sleeping in Chima’s bed and say something about Annie’s rant being worse than Chima’s. Annie’s crazy, but not even close to Chima crazy yet. In a Dr. Phil moment, they all agree that Andrew has a social disorder. After a few moments of pity for him, they start smacking so loudly on their snacks that I can no longer take one for the team.
Annie comes out of the DR and wants to talk to Hayden. It’s the same old song that she’s been singing all night. Hayden deserves a medal for the way he deals with her. His good advice falls on deaf ears because before long, Annie is going at Kathy and Monet with her sad tale. Monet finds a way to leave and Kathy asks Annie what really happened. Annie repeats it and this time it’s even more full of woe than before. She insists that Rachel played her and that Rachel is crazy. From here, Annie is crazy and Rachel is honestly clueless…in case you’re wondering.
Once the dust from Annie’s crazy time settles, the houseguests are dull as dishwater. Once interesting conversation takes place between Hayden and Kristen. He says he’s wanted to talk to her all day and wants to know if she feels the same way. She does and doesn’t think anyone knows they’re together. They pat themselves on the back for doing a good job of hiding it. Begs the question: Are Kristen and Hayden the pair that know each other? Maybe not, because they also discuss whether or not Brendon and Rachel could be the pair. One more thing to note from this conversation: they don’t trust Britney. If Kristen gets HoH, she’s taking Britney out.
The houseguests tell some stories from their pasts. Lane had a childhood love, they were separated, and she’s now married to someone else. He was trying to break them up so he could get her back but ruined it by sleeping with her cousin. Some of the others tell a story but when it gets to Annie, she goes into recycle mode again. *crickets* She manages to silence the backyard. Even Enzo.
The last of the late night hamsters turn in a little after 2:30, BB time. Monet is now sleeping with Brendon because Annie, who refused to sleep with Brendon again, took her bed. Brendon is the first houseguest up the next morning. He quietly showers while I watch. From there, he cleans up the backyard. So he looks great, he cooks, and he cleans. I think I’m in love. Finally, BB wakes up the rest of the house. They go through their usual morning rituals of working out and showering. Enzo says he was called to the DR at 4am and they joke that production must be in an editing frenzy.
Annie has a nice talk with Kathy and Andrew about her family, their pizza place, and growing up. She gets lava lamped a few times so maybe her family didn’t all sign the waivers. Halfway through her talk and mid-sentence, she breaks down and gets all teary. She excuses herself and despite Kathy’s and Andrew’s protests, she leaves. She closes herself in the bathroom before feeds cut to the lava lamp again. When they return she’s out and thanking Andrew and Kathy for being there for her.
At the close of my shift, Lane and Hayden spend some time talking game and both agree that Brendon has to go. They plan to bring him in, get close to him, and then blindside him right out the backdoor. Nice. Here’s to hoping my eye candy stays around longer than the meatheads are planning.
Come back tomorrow and read Snapit’s fabulous coverage of the Tuesday shift and find out if Annie completely flies over the cuckoo’s nest. I’d bet my slop she does.