Finally, this season of Big Brother kicks into high gear. How do we know? Because the houseguests got into a huge fight! As Frank and Kara campaign for votes, Willie kind of loses his mind and turns the house upside down with conspiracy theories and outright lies. But when the dust settles, who was shown the door? And who is now in power? Let's find out.
Julie Chen promises that tonight's show will put the power back in the hands of the players. She must be joking, right? We all know that as long as Janelle and Boogie are in this game, they are going to be running the show. What the Chenbot probably meant to say is that on this night, the players began to think that they could take back the power. And that's where the trouble starts.
Frank asks Willie to help him get the votes to stay, and Willie agrees, which Frank says will prove Willie's loyalty. So, Willie trudges up to the head of household room to "convince" his alliance to keep Frank. But before Willie can open his mouth, Coach Britney makes a case for kicking out Kara, arguing that her exit would cripple Dan's team and weaken Dan's "magic powers." So, everyone wants to kick out Kara, and Willie didn't even have to reveal his side alliance with Frank. Cool, right?
Not really. Because Janelle runs right to Dan to tell him that movements are afoot to kick Kara out. Britney is worried that Janelle might be wavering in her allegiance to Team Blonde Ambition. Britney then shares her paranoid theory that the coaches will eventually come back into the game. (We all thought it, right?) She argues that there aren't enough players in the game to make it last as long as it usually does. She also points out that the coaches' pictures on the video wall have keyholes next to them, just like all the other players.
Claiming he's "nobody's pawn" in this game, Willie decides to call a house meeting -- no coaches allowed! He tells everyone they need to start playing their own games and stop listening to their coaches. They all look confused, so he warns them of the very real (according to Britney) possibility of the coaches coming back. Joe and Wil balk at Willie's rallying cry, and Frank begins to worry about how Willie's speech might affect the votes.
When Frank shares those concerns with Chef Joe, he tells Frank that Willie has instructed his alliance to split the votes so that whoever stays in the house won't know exactly who did and didn't vote against them. Frank gets mad, and randomly tells Joe that Willie had mocked Wil's reaction to Willie's speech. Joe tells Wil and Wil tells Britney. Britney tells Willie the whole house is talking crap about him, and Willie, who lies (forgets?) about ever mocking Wil, drops the bomb on Frank.
Willie publicly outs his secret alliance with Frank and claims he did everything to protect Frank. As such, he's furious that Frank would "sling his name in the dirt." Frank mentions the split vote, which Willie again denies before rambling on and on about eating Froot Loops. (Seriously, I don't know what that was about.) Ultimately, he tells the house to vote to keep Kara in, at which point Mike Boogie says his first words of the evening, telling Willie to stop bullying the house and let the players vote for themselves. (And then he mocks Willie's Froot Loops. Now I'm hungry.)
So, did Willie's appeals work? Apparently not, because after the votes came in, Kara was sent packing with a 5-3 vote. (Danielle, Shane and Jojo were the only ones to vote to evict Frank.) Kara thinks she should have spoken up earlier and perhaps not laid low as coach Dan instructed her. But then she says Dan's a great coach and that players were intimidated by him, which is why she was evicted. (Can't be both, sweetheart. Either Dan helped you or hurt you.) Kara's goodbye messages were odd: Joe insulted her game play (very loudly, we might add), and Shane just kept talking about her long legs. It was a little creepy.
At the head of household competition, the players had to answer questions about a series of videos they had seen the night before, when they were awoken every hour or so. Shane quickly goes out, and a couple questions later, everyone answers incorrectly except Frank and Wil. Ultimately, Frank walks away with the HOH key, and Willie (rightfully) looks scared/angry. He's going to certainly be a target. Hope he's got plenty of Froot Loops to get him through the week!
Oh, and there's another twist! Next week, the coach who wins the coaches' competition can, like last week, keep one of their players safe from eviction or trade a player for any other player besides the HOH. It's a nice power, but I don't see it radically shifting the game. But I could be wrong!
So, were you surprised to see Kara go? What did you think of Willie and Frank's fight? And who do you think will win it all? Vote in our poll below.
Finally, this season of Big Brother kicks into high gear. How do we know? Because the houseguests got into a huge fight! As Frank and Kara campaign for votes, Willie kind of loses his mind and turns the house upside down with conspiracy theories and outright lies. But when the dust settles, who was shown the door? And who is now in power? Let's find out...