Big Brother 14 Week 1 Episode 3 Recap: Power of Veto Laundry Day
Jul 18 2012 11:18 pm ET
On Wednesday's edition of Big Brother 14, the first Power of Veto competition and ceremony were held. Did Frank or Kara manage to escape the nomination block? And do the coaches still see eye-to-eye in their respective alliances?
Previously on Big Brother 14: 12 houseguests, 4 coaches…you know, this is the same Previouslies they used on Sunday's show. As for Sunday's show, Mike and Dan decided to team up. Britney and Janelle also teamed up, but they have a number's advantage and HoH this week, so things are looking good for the ladies. HoH Willie tried to make a deal with Frank from Team Mike for down the road. However, Mike won the first-ever Coaches' Competition, which allowed the coach to give immunity to one of his team members. Mike chose Ian, who was Willie's first choice for a nominee. Willie had to go to plan B, which meant Frank was put on the block alongside Kara from Team Dan.
Day 5, post-Nomination Ceremony. It's the usual comforting of the nominees/vowing vengeance that we've grown accustomed to. The difference this time around is that each nominee has a coach in her/his corner. Mike says nominating Frank was a big move for Willie, but Mike will not take it lying down. He advises Frank to play it cool and hope that Kara has a complete emotional breakdown that destroys her psyche. Dan hugs Kara and tells her not to worry. Yeah, she doesn't seem as emotionally unstable as I think Mike would like.
Later, Willie and Frank meet in the side lounge to discuss what happened to their supposed deal. Willie explains he doesn't have a problem with Frank but with Mike. He would still like to work with Frank and Frank wants to work with Willie. The discussion seems amicable and genuine, so we'll see how this plays out.
After a significant amount of filler (Ian can kick himself in the face), we move on to the first Veto Competition player draw of the season. The nominees and HoH will play along with three houseguests selected from tags in a bag. It isn't said one way or another if the Coaches can play, but I would guess not. Willie picks Danielle (an ideal situation for her teammate Kara), Kara picks Shane, and Frank picks Wil. JoJo will host the event, which will happen later.
Kara and Shane slip off to the Have Not Room (HNR) for a brief chat. Shane tells her he would rather see Kara stay over an alleged powerhouse such as Frank. Plus, the two are flirty with each other, so there's that benefit to consider. Kara says she would owe Shane if he saved her with the Veto. We then see Shane and Frank in the pantry having a very similar conversation, with about 80% less flirting. They also reach a deal of sorts, which will be instantly problematic if Shane wins PoV. I think Shane might be this year's secret sociopath.
Mike decides to talk to Britney about game stuff in the HoH room. Britney is quick to note that it is now day 6 and this is their first conversation. Mike renews his pitch for nominating Joe, adding his assumption that Britney has complete control over her team members. Britney is not impressed with Boogie and says so to his face. Later in the bathroom, she recaps the conversation and attempts at intimidation for Janelle. Janelle confirms the tactics are Mike's standard MO. Britney leaves the conversation and Mike ambles over to chat with Janelle. He suggests teaming up to get rid of Dan as soon as possible so that there is one less variable to deal with. Janelle smiles, nods, then meets up with Dan in the HNR to spill the beans. Dan is not surprised that Mike tried to sell him down the river.
After an accent lesson between New Yawker JoJo and southern belle Danielle, it is time for the Veto Competition. This week, there is a giant bubble bath set up in the backyard for a laundry themed challenge. Hidden in the suds are giant coins valued at 5 cents, 25 cents and a dollar. When a player finds a coin, s/he has to run to a line of baskets and fling the coin into her/his designated vending machine. The first player to get $1.30 exactly into their machine wins the Power of Veto. Since Shane is the only player involved in all the pre-Veto strategy talk, it should come as no surprise that he won the challenge. He admits in the Diary Room he doesn't want bad blood with either nominee. Maybe you shouldn't have offered both of them the possibility of saving them then, huh?
After the win, Team Britney has a celebration in the HoH room. They have had a good week, all things considered. Britney tells Shane to let Dan and Boogie come to him and that he shouldn't use the Veto. Shane keeps interviewing in the DR that this is "an individual game" and he might use the Veto if he wants to. Beauty fades, dumb is forever. Case in point: Shane approaches all the relevant players (Kara, Frank, Dan, Mike) rather than waiting for them to approach. The only one who makes a halfway compelling argument is Mike, saying that keeping a target like Frank in the house is a good way to buy time in the game. That is until next week when Frank and Shane end up on the block because they are both perceived powerhouses.
Veto Ceremony. Shane is wearing the puka shells again, so my disdain for his game only grows. Shane asks the nominees to plead their cases. Kara says she's shy so it takes her a while to warm up to people, but she feels like she has made inroads this week. Frank looks Shane dead in the eye and says, "if you pull me off the block: 'appreesh.'" That's short for "appreciate" for those of you who don't speak Bro. Shane proves he isn't a total dummy by opting to keep the nominations in place.
Tomorrow night: It's the first live eviction of the season as either Frank or Kara is voted out of the House. A new HoH competition will be held and there will allegedly be some sort of player/coach kerfuffle. We will have live coverage starting at 9pm Eastern. Hope to see you there!
Mike McComb – TVLatest.com
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