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 – James
HOH Nominated – Frank and Bridgette
Veto Winner – Michelle
Evicted – #1 Jozea #2 Victor #3 Bronte #4 Tiffany
Battle Back Winner – Victor
Have-Nots – TBD – none yet


Ice Cream Wars Ensue

July 23rd is a surprisingly slow news day in the Big Brother house, although they do play a splendorific Veto competition at around 9PM involving a water slide. It keeps the live feeds down for a record of only two hours, which makes the fans uber happy. We’re used to much more time passing! In the aftermath, James feels bummed to get out in the first round of the Veto comp but luckily he has the sweetest most lovely showmance goin with Natalie and she comforts him over a pint of Baskin Robbins. It’s the best ice cream ad we’ve ever seen… until she starts reading the ingredient list out loud, “guar gum… what’s that?” and then James offers her Haagen Daz and the sugar wars officially begin. Subplot alert. It looks like Baskin Robbins will lose until the house nutritionist, Michelle, weighs in with her expert opinion to declare Baskin Robbins healthier.


Michelle won the Veto, baby!

Speaking of Michelle, she wins the Veto! This potentially sounds the death knell for either Frank or Bridgette because it’s highly unlikely Michelle will use that Veto on either of them. Ever since the early days of BB18, when Michelle heard that Bridgette talked about being “willing to revive” a passed out Michelle but that she would “shave her eyebrows off first,” there’s been a bad vibe between them. At first, on July 23rd, Frank seems a tad resigned, though that could just be an act. The guy’s got lots of those; he’s the son of famous wrestler Sid Vicious, after all. And then merely hours later, Frank’s plotting like a professional.


Victor tells them Frank’s plan

Whenever Frank and Bridgette come into a room faces fall and talk turns to non-game topics like injuries and Icy/Hot. At one point Victor reports to the “group” that Frank plans to get Michelle to use the Veto so he can backdoor Mama Day. Da’vonne says she still doesn’t know what Frank’s holding against her and the others say, “Tiffany stuff” which is actually pretty accurate. The convo turns to all the stuffed animals of the house and how there’s only one girly stuffed animal, Mama Day’s KD2, a pink stuffed bear. Then Paulie says he doesn’t remember ever seeing a pink stuffed bear and Day says, “That’s right ’cause I keep her tucked… and away from ya’ll,” gotta love Day. Then they note that Victor now wears the bunny hat Tiff used to and he says he thinks of it like his scalp. Victor explains that the Native Americans used to scalp their enemies and then carry it around as a token of their victory and this hat symbolizes his VICTORy over Tiffany.


Portrait of a Post-Veto pathetic pair

At another point in the night Paul points out that because Bridgette openly can’t stand anyone other than Frank in the house, it’s actually more torturous for Bridgette to keep her in the house until next week. That’s because she’ll be in the jury house and forced to hang out with all of them for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile, another factor that’s been talked about previously, but not on July 23rd, is that Frank’s well known for perpetrating a nefarious influence in the jury house. He can really poison a well. So, getting Frank out this week, before the jury sequester begins, is truly their best bet and the most likely scenario for Thursday night.


Frank works Michelle HARD at 4AM

We’ll have to wait and see, though and it’ll be mighty entertaining watching the feeds until then. Frank’s a fighter and he’s not going to give up anytime soon. In fact, he talked Michelle’s ear off at around four in the morning telling her wanted to flip the house to please the fans. Yeah, Frank, it’s all about the fans. Not only does Michelle not believe you, we don’t either and flattery always works with us. Seriously. We love the dramedy you bring to the house, Frank but keep us out of your notorious plots!

Stay tuned for further dramedy all week long. Frank’s relentless finagling will certainly be fun to watch and we’ll be here to report on it for you daily. Also, check out our tweets at @RuiningBB18.

– Katherine Recap


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