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Big Brother Episode: "Big Brother"

Season 14, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: The Power of Veto competition is held.
Original Air Date: Aug 8, 2012

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Big Brother Episode Recap: Veto Competition/Ceremony 4 Season 14, Episode 12

On Wednesday's episode of Big Brother, Boogie gave a master class on how to play the game. With his buddy Frank on the nomination block, Boogie used the same tricks that have helped him win the game before to try to pull off a miracle and keep Frank safe. Meanwhile, not one, but two new alliances were formed. So, was Boogie's plan successful? Let's find out!

Although Will seemed super upset about being nominated, as soon as he cornered Danielle and she started crying, all was forgiven. (He even got a little misty!) Will and Frank sat around and sulked about Frank again being the house's target. But Boogie's frustration stemmed more from the fact that he had a feeling Dan was coaching Danielle to back-door him. When Dan picks up on Boogie's sour attitude, Boogie does something somewhat shocking: He tells him the truth.

Boogie explains exactly why he's upset with Dan (that Danielle was prepared to vote Frank out last week and Dan didn't tell Boogie that the double-cross was on), and Dan insists that he wants all the coaches to work together.  But Boogie's truth parade continues: "I don't have any interest in working with people who have lied to me," he says.

Meanwhile, now that the original teams have been dissolved, Ian feels a bit like a man without a country. He cozies up to Dan, Danielle, Shane and Britney, who are open to working with Ian as long as he promises he could vote Frank, a former teammate, out of the house. He says it's possible but seems a bit on the fence. Britney also catches wind of Janelle having a super-secret chat with Frank. Danielle and Britney get super upset, which Dan chalks up to them being catty. (He's a little right, but honestly, he really needs to let this coaches' alliance thing go.)

Shane, Jenn, and Ian are chosen to play alongside Wil, Danielle and Frank in the veto competition. The game is simple: Throw your baseball into a hole with  a high-point value. At the end of each round, the person with the lowest score is eliminated and must choose a prize. However, each player eliminated after them can choose to keep their prize or trade for what any previous eliminee has. (I love you Big Brother, but can't you mix up the game formula at some point?)

Shockingly, Shane goes out first, and his prize is the power of veto. Wil goes out next, and because he's a nominee, he trades his prize -- a veto ticket, which guarantees a chance to play in next week's veto game no matter what -- for the veto. Jenn goes out next and wins a Maui vacation. She doesn't have a dog in the elimination fight, so she keeps her trip.

Ian, who admits to throwing the competition so he wouldn't be pressured to save Frank if he won, goes out next. His "prize" is to wear a dog costume for 24 hours, sleep in a dog house and eat from a dog bowl. If he wants to walk around the house (or even to the bathroom), another houseguest much lead him on a leash. And Ian, a true Big Brother nerd, decides he's OK with having that unique reality TV experience.

Frank goes out next, and passes up a chance for $5,000 for the veto. Which means Danielle wins, and she quickly trades wearing a "spirit-tard," a cheerleader-themed unitard, for a week and claims the power of veto. (Seriously, Frank, you knew Danielle was going to take the veto to control her nominations, so why not keep your $5,000 grand and let Wil end up in the spirit-tard?

Ian decides he's ready to fully commit to his newfound alliance. For some reason they call themselves the Quack Pack. It's one of several duck-related names bandied about and seems the most harmless. But it's pretty much the worst alliance name since the Nerd Herd.

Boogie then begins his master plan. His pitch is simple to Danielle: Janelle is too big of a threat to worry about all summer, so why not get her out now?

Boogie notes that all the coaches have one player they are tight with. He says if he, Frank, Dan, Danielle, Britney and Shane all worked together, they have enough votes to back-door Janelle. And he also promises safety for Danielle the following week. Danielle is totally on board.

Dan, who still wants an all-coach alliance, is a little more dubious. Luckily, right as Boogie is pitching Dan his plan to get rid of Janelle, she and Britney interrupt the conversation and Janelle asks Boogie why the four coaches don't team up. Again, Boogie is honest: "I don't trust you." Boogie then makes it clear that he will work with Janelle if she agrees to have Frank come off the block and evict Wil or Joe. Janelle is silent, which Dan believes signals that Janelle is lying about wanting to work with Boogie.

When Janelle leaves the room, Boogie lets Dan talk himself into agreeing to Boogie's plan to get rid of Janelle now. And the stage is set. Britney calls for one final meeting where Boogie and Frank have to agree that this isn't a one-week ploy they're making to save Frank. Boogie insists that this is a final-six alliance and he's ready to go to work. Everyone is in, and the group calls itself the Silent Six. (But what about the Quack Pack? This might be the first time that four players both belonged to two different alliances.)

At the veto ceremony, Danielle saves Wil from the nomination block. (I guess saving Frank was too obvious, and also it allowed Danielle to kind of honor her deal with Wil from earlier in the week. ) When Janelle is nominated in his place, she seems completely blindsided. (She was so not expecting it she didn't put on makeup or brush her hair, she says.)

Does Janelle have any shot at saving herself? She's a great player who has always gone far, but her skills have mostly been competition-based, where she won her safety. With no competitions to save her, she will have to rely on her social game, which is admittedly also strong. With Frank still on the block, five of the Silent 6 could still renege on their deal with Boogie, but I somehow think they know getting rid of Janelle is a good move. There's just one problem: Boogie has everyone eating out of his hand. He played the game very straightforward this week, but Boogie is a guy who can manipulate and control the game until the end. Right now, he's playing to win, and the longer he goes in the game, the harder he will be to get out.

What did you think of Boogie's plan? Ridiculous names aside, which alliance do you like better? And do you think Janelle has any shot at not being evicted Thursday? Weigh in with your thoughts below!

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On Wednesday's episode of Big Brother, Boogie gave a master class on how to play the game. With his buddy Frank on the nomination block, Boogie used the same tricks that have helped him win the game before to try to pull off a miracle and keep Frank safe. Meanwhile, not one, but two new alliances were formed. So, was Boogie's plan successful? Let's find out!

Although Will seemed super upset about being nominated, as soon as he cornered Danielle and she started crying, all was forgiven. (He even got a little misty!) Will and Frank sat around and sulked about Frank again being the house's target. But Boogie's frustration stemmed more from the fact that he had a feeling Dan was coaching Danielle to back-door him. When Dan picks up on Boogie's sour attitude, Boogie does something somewhat shocking: He tells him the truth.

Boogie explains exactly why he's upset with Dan (that Danielle was prepared to vote Frank out last week and Dan didn't tell Boogie that the double-cross was on), and Dan insists that he wants all the coaches to work together.  But Boogie's truth parade continues: "I don't have any interest in working with... read more

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