After one crazy week in the Big Brother house, the first eviction provides some interesting, if not altogether predictable results. Mostly, I'm thankful that, unlike last season, the vote wasn't unanimous, which generally means everybody votes the way the house wants in order to not piss off anyone. However, two houseguests definitely drew a line in the sand tonight. So, who's going home? Let's find out.
But first... we cannot go any further without addressing the utter ridiculousness that is Brendon and Rachel. When the veterans finally try to integrate with the rest of the house with a game of "Big Booty" and a backyard party, Rachel slips up and lets the house know that her nickname for Brendon is Bookee (Bookey? Bukie?). Everyone in the house makes fun of the pet name to the point where Brendon pulls Rachel aside and lays down the law. (She's "practically my wife," Brendon says, noting that her Vegas party days are over.)
Brendon whines as he tells Rachel that she shouldn't share those things with the rest of the house. ("That's very private to me," he says in the diary room.) He says she made him look and feel stupid in front of the house, and the next day Rachel is still crying about the fight. She promises never to demasculinize him again, and then they're all kissy kissy. So, problem solved. (Also, for somebody who flashes his naughty bits to others on the Internet, Brendon sure is concerned about privacy!)
Back to the game. Both Keith and Porsche are confident they have the votes to stay in the house. But which one is right? Keith has his alliance, The Regulators, on his side. And each of those three (Cassi, Dominic and Lawon) are confident they can get their partners (Shelly, Adam and Kalia) to vote their way. That means a 6-4 vote in favor of keeping Keith. Even without knowing about the Regulators, the veterans realize they only have four votes to keep Porsche. To carry out their plan, they must swing at least one newbie to their side to make a 5-5 vote, which Rachel, as Head of Household, could then break.
Jeff instantly attacks Adam, who was previously wooed by Evel Dick. Jeff decides to tempt Adam by giving a him the meaningless responsibility of naming their secret alliance. Adam says he's on board, but the best name he can come up with is Adam's Angels. I would kick him out of my alliance for that alone. "We'll keep working on it," Daniele laughs.
Standing in the veterans' way, however, is Cassi, who pleads to all the newbies to keep Keith. Her argument, aside from the fact that Porsche is young and immature (and working with the veterans) is that if Keith stays, he will still be the No. 1 target in the house. (The veterans obviously want him gone, and he weirded out the newbies with his ridiculous antics last night.) Cassi's partner Shelly, however, seems keen on voting with the veterans and Kalia says she wants to vote with the house to avoid rocking the boat. Adam promises Cassi he will vote out Keith, and smartly proclaims this first vote will prove whose side everyone is on.
Time for the live vote! But first, Evel Dick has a pre-taped message for the houseguests. He won't be back and he's sorry he had to leave. But anyone who knows him knows that he wouldn't leave the game unless it was an emergency. He tells everyone to play a tough game (and to fight) and shares his regrets with Daniele that he won't be able to spend time with her over the summer. (Julie asks Daniele to respond and awkwardly tries to get her to say she loves her dad. It gets really uncomfortable fast.)
Back to the vote. The veterans unsurprisingly vote to evict Keith. But those four votes are quickly offset by Regulators Cassi, Lawon and Dominic as well as Adam, who chooses the newbies over the veterans, at least for now. (Was he just keeping his promise to the house's pretty girl?) Shelly and, in somewhat of a surprise, Kalia vote to evict Keith, making him the first official evictee of Season 13 with a 6-4 vote. My guess? Kalia was still upset that Keith called her out during his meltdown. But, based on her vote, Keith's words about her buddying up with the vets may not be so untrue.
During his exit interview with Julie Chen (by the way, what are you wearing, Chenbot?) he's kind of emotional and doesn't say very much. The basic takeaway is this: He got played (or perhaps he was too overconfident and/or crazy), Porsche is hot (but a bad partner) and his strategy wasn't great. The houseguests confirm that in their goodbye message. Cassi said Keith played "the dating game," Lawon said Keith was a time bomb (Boom goes the dynamite!), and Porsche let her shirt do the talking. It read: "You can look, but you can't touch." Also, Rachel said some crap about Hurrican Brenchel. Whatever, Bookee.
The HOH competition is basically a glorified game of miniature golf. The player closest to getting a hole-in-one wins. Dominic is the first player on the board and leads until Kalia ties him. After all the other newbies overshoot the hole, Jordan takes the lead. With only Jeff and Brendon to putt behind her, the veterans are guaranteed the HOH win, so Jeff and Brendon let Jordan take the victory. So, it seems that the two newbie traitors will, for now at least, not be in any real danger for their treachery.
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After one crazy week in the Big Brother house, the first eviction provides some interesting, if not altogether predictable results. Mostly, I'm thankful that, unlike last season, the vote wasn't unanimous, which generally means everybody votes the way the house wants in order to not piss off anyone. However, two houseguests definitely drew a line in the sand tonight. So, who's going home? Let's find out...