Posted by Katherine Recap | "Reality" Competition, Hollywood, TV

There are two different experiences, both called “Big Brother”.

One is the television show Big Brother, as the CBS producers present it to broadcast tv audiences, three times per week. But the other is what is actually going on in the Big Brother house; the experience of the house guests, unfiltered — or at least less filtered — by television editors.

Fetchland presents Ruining Big Brother. It’s less “spoiling” Big Brother and more pulling back the curtain, to ruin our collective illusions about reality television. Enjoy! Or better yet, recoil in horror

Daily BB House Stats:
HOH – Paulie
HOH Nominated – TBD
Roadkill Comp Winner – TBD
RK Nominated – TBD
Veto Winner – TBD
Evicted – #1 Jozea #2 Victor #3 Bronte
Battle Back challenge players – Glenn, Jozea, Victor, Bronte +1

22nd will be a special Battle Back episode of Big Brother

Have-Nots – TBD
Safe team this week – Category4: Frank, Michelle, Paulie, Bridgette

Team Big Sister: Da’vonne, Paul, Zakiyah
Team Category 4: Frank, Michelle, Paulie, Bridgette
Team Freakazoids: Nicole, Corey, Tiffany
Team Unicorn: James, Natalie

The July 14th live show started with an excited audience on the edge of our seats due to the multitudinous flip flops all the live long day and night… and day again. The TV producers portrayed much of it in the early stages including when Michelle, Mama Day, and Nicole first make a pact to keep Tiffany and evict Bronte. They swear an oath to keep it quiet but of course it’s all around BB sketch-city by mid-afternoon when Paulie puts the nix on the “Keep Tiff” plan in the backyard. The show made funny stuff out of James perched high on the lawn chair for his pronouncement that he’s “playin Big Brother” giving it a soundtrack and everything.


Nicole – busted in front of Mama Day

As we know, Frank and Da’vonne were after each other all week with Nicole stuck between them. James chose Mama Day’s side early on. But the TV show focuses on Nicole’s particular plate of waffles. She’s been waffling all week and now it’s finally time for Nic to choose sides. Initially it appears that Nicole aligns with Frank just because “it could be good for her to have a side alliance with Corey and Bridgette,” but this deal between them was never really cemented – merely penciled-in as an idea. Frank, though, makes the monumental error (which Nic warned him not to do) of telling Michelle about this idea to sack Day soon as if it’s a done deal. Michelle is TIGHT with Da’vonne and confronts Nicole right in front of Mama Day. This, of course ruins Frank’s chances to gain Nicole’s trust while at the same time making us LOVE Michelle. Nicole will continue to pretend with Frank going forward but it’s all lies. She’s anti-Frank now.

Next the show reveals the BIG 10PM conversation about keeping Tiffany just in order to rattle Frank and hopefully prevent him from winning HOH. So, the audience without the feeds was semi-prepped for the Frank blindside we feedsters all saw coming. In the eviction ceremony, Tiffany gave a biting speech about a dictator (Frank) and his Cabbage Patch Kid (Bridgette) before Bronte claimed to never say anything mean in her brief adieu. We all heard Bronte talk about “sending James back to Hong Kong” on the feeds only a couple weeks ago, though. Nobody’s perfect, we know, which is why we don’t claim to be. Glass houses and all. But hey, Bronte, here’s a newsflash: You’re meaner than you think… Also, what’s Mandarin for goodbye?


Reactions when Bronte is evicted

The VOTES of July 14th

Michelle- Bronte
Nicole- Bronte
Zakiyah- Bronte
Corey- Bronte
Paulie- Tiffany
Da’vonne- Bronte


Michelle’s hilarious fake fury after eviction

Bronte is therefore evicted and in her Julie interview we learn she found out twenty minutes before that she’d be leaving. It was a good thing they told her because Bronte hadn’t even packed a bag at that point. After this high drama and Michelle stomping around the house in a delightful display of fake frustration, the HOH competition, called “Euro trippin,” is true or false questions, just as the houseguests anticipated and prepped for. Still, half the house goes out on the first damn question and then it quickly ends up a trio with Nicole, Paulie, and Frank in the final three. Then Paulie reluctantly wins HOH and thus, Category4 is safe for the week.


Mama Day realizes she needs to talk less

After the show Mama Day and Frank scream at each other in the Japan room and then make up soon after, shaking hands with it’s just a game-type muttering. Frank then grills everyone, especially Nicole, and can’t imagine how he’s a dictator when he “never lies” and “never said that” and “doesn’t tell people what to do” and although everybody’s smiling and nodding he’s not fooling anyone other than his Cabbage Patch Kid, which is 100% true. They’re all aligned against him and he can finally feel it now that they set off their own brand of glitter bomb in his face – a bomb named Bronte.


“I wanted to tell you…” James to tearful Natalie

Tiffany has a few breakdowns throughout the night and then a 2AM ends up aligning with Frank. If that alliance sticks, it would be a tough team to overcome. They talk in the bumper car room about blowing this whole thing up after Tiffany tells Frank the whole group was in on it, so it doesn’t matter who cast what vote. They were ALL out to get him and he can’t trust anything any of them say. So, now Frank knows the whole deal pretty much and they both have the majority of the house aligned against them but are fully aware and ready to fight. One thing Frank says to Tiffany in their two o’clock chat summarizes the last game move particularly well, “They ruined everything by not sending me home and thinking they were sending a big ‘fuck you’ to me,” oh yeah, that’s right. Evicting the less dangerous player to “send a strong message” actually sends a weak one. And what an apt reminder that BB is all about ruination and distraction and sending the wrong-ass people home. We love it. Let’s play the game of Big Brother, baby.

It’s gonna be a hell of week thanks to all the events of July 14th! Get ready to rumble Big Brother style.

Quotes of the day:

Bridgette: Apparently I’m really bad at reading people.

Natalie: No, you’re good.

We’ll have all the updates here on for daily feeds watching and tweets via @RuiningBB18.

– Katherine Recap


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