Big Brother 14 Wednesday August 15 Episode Recap: It's a Good Week to be Nominated
Aug 15 2012 09:43 pm ET
On Wednesday's Big Brother 14, Zingbot 3000 returns to taunt the Houseguests before the Power of Veto competition. Wil tries to get Frank to make a big move while Ian tries to avoid becoming the swing vote.
Previously on Big Brother 14: This year's super-alliance formed, featuring Shane, Danielle, Dan, Britney, Mike and Frank. The "Silent Six" took out Janelle as their first target followed by Frank becoming the new Head of Household. Britney has reservations – both about Janelle's blindsiding and making a deal with Frank and Mike. Meanwhile, Joe is a lone wolf in the house and on the top of Frank's hitlist. But who to nominate with him? Wil tried to make a pitch to Mike and Frank, but the conversation went sour and Wil ended up making himself a target. Frank really wants to get rid of Dan but Mike steers him from that path, resulting in Joe and Wil getting nominated.
Day 35, post-nominations. Wil is not surprised to find himself on the block, but he says in the Diary Room he is over not taking things personally. Little does he know, Frank has shifted his sights from booting Joe to booting Wil. In the arcade, Mike tells Frank he also wants to see Wil leave. The guys spitball the idea of working with Joe and building up loyalty so they will have a vote in their back pocket for down the road. Both guys know they need to keep Joe on a short leash, muzzled, and whatever else is necessary to keep him from stirring up trouble. Frank tracks down Joe and meets with him in the Pantry. Joe is told if he keeps a low profile this week, Frank and Mike can keep him safe this week.
Meanwhile, Mike and Wil chat in the arcade. Mike shares his favorite sociopathic tics in the DR, telling us he loves guaranteeing people safety and then doing the opposite. He says to Wil, "it's a great week to be nominated," implying that going up against Joe is a no-lose situation. Wil smiles and nods, but he sees right through Mike's antics.
After Frank is freed from the stupid Spiritard, we join Wil and Ashley strategizing in one of the bedrooms. Ashley's back is still giving her grief, so Wil is basically on his own for the upcoming PoV competition. He decides to schmooze with Danielle and regales her with anecdotes about his horrible high school experience. Danielle has no reaction other than wide-eyed wonder. So, neutral.
Time for the Veto draw. This week there will be seven players, thanks to the Veto Ticket Shane won in last week's Power of Veto Yankee Swap. Frank draws Jenn and Wil draws Mike. Joe draws the Houseguest's Choice chip, but since he has exactly zero people who will play for him he chooses the incapacitated Ashley. Classy.
A special guest enters the House: ZINGBOT 3000! The voice has changed again from last year, this time sounding like someone who smoke at least a carton of cigarettes a day. I'm not going to recount all the Zings because…I'm not. But there was this one for Danielle: "Shane's got a special gift for you after the show – a restraining order!" Boosh. Anyway, this leads to the Veto Competition, where the players have to assemble a pipeline of tubes then guide a magnetic ball through the pipeline to the ZINGCUBATOR so that the Zingbot can spawn. Ashley admits she isn't a puzzle person while Mike and Shane kibbitz with everyone on the sidelines. Everyone except Danielle, who is still fuming about her zing. Hehehe. Frank wins, it's not even close, and the incredibly fat Zingbot 4000 walks out of the ZINGCUBATOR to present the PoV medallion.
Everyone goes into vote-counting/scrambling mode. Britney suspects something weird is going to happen and Dan is probably in danger. If so, they may need to fall back on their Quack Pack alliance, making Ian the swing vote. Ashley, Wil and Jenn think Frank should be able to get rid of a bigger threat than Joe or Wil, and they would have enough votes to make it happen. Ashley and Wil make this pitch to Frank, including Ashley slipping in Dan's name as a possible replacement. Frank is listening.
Later, Britney gets Ian to do some recon work to see where Frank's head is at. Ian goes up to the HoH suite for one-on-one time and determines that it's looking more and more like Dan might be going on the block. Ian's parting advice to Frank is to not rock the boat because there's still a lot of game left to play. The next day, Frank and Mike have a similar conversation on the patio. Frank's concern is that Dan wants to play with Mike but not with him. Mike assures Frank that there will be more opportunities to get rid of Dan, opportunities that will have fewer variables. And if Dan screws Frank over, Mike will avenge him. Frank isn't interested in vengeance because he is still out of the game regardless.
Veto ceremony. Dan expects to be backdoored and has painted OLSM (Our Lady of St. Mary) on his face. Wil hopes Frank makes a big move while Mike hopes his protege follows his advice. We don't hear speeches from the nominees before Frank declines to use the Power of Veto.
Thursday on Big Brother 14: Either Wil or Joe will walk out the door and miss out on joining the Jury. Jeff Schroeder returns, though I'm sure his more controversial comments won't make it to air for some reason. Julie Chen will probably wear a questionable outfit as the remaining Houseguests compete to become the new Head of Household.
Mike McComb – TVLatest.com
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