Big Brother 14 Wednesday August 29 Episode Recap: You're not alone in this game
Aug 29 2012 10:14 pm ET
On Wednesday's Big Brother 14, the Power of Veto competition complicates plans for the Quack Pack (ugh). Dan takes emotional manipulation to the extremes in a last-ditch effort to save himself. Alliances get rejiggered. Things are starting to get Drawsome, er, awesome.
Previously on Big Brother 14: Ian took ownership of the house last week, first by selling out Frank and Mike, then letting Dan take all the heat, and finally winning Head of Household after Mike was evicted. Due to a fumbled run during the double eviction, Ian's mini-reign resulted in Ashley's eviction and making Frank a lone wolf. The lone wolf won the next HoH, making him an attractive ally to Britney. After they made a side deal, Frank opened Pandora's Box. This resulted in a bonus Veto appearing in the house, which Ian won. Frank nominated Dan and Danielle with the intent of getting Dan out.
Day 49. Dani sobs in the Diary Room because of course. "This sucks so bad," she whines. In his own DR session, Dan says he plans on getting Ian to use the Veto on him. What Dan doesn't know is that Frank told Ian he would put up Britney if the Veto gets used. However, because of this restriction, Britney has figured out that if she or Shane wins the Power of Veto competition, the Quack Pack (ugh) can save both nominees and vote out whoever they want from the two selected replacements.
Onward to the Veto Competition. Ian doesn't get to play since he already has a Veto. As for the Veto Draw, Frank picks Shane, Danielle gets Britney, and Dan uses his Houseguest's Choice to select Jenn. Frank chooses Ian to host, totally icing out Joe, who makes a frowny face. Hehe. Before the competition, Jenn and Frank chat in the bathroom. Jenn says she was looking at the picture wall and came to the realization he could totally win this game, but he needs to move a couple of pieces. Jenn would like to help Frank any way she can. Frank is happy to have the assistance.
So the Veto Competition is a lengthy (and boring) ad for Draw Something. There will be ten rounds where the Houseguests buzz in to guess drawings related to a challenge the Houseguest must complete to earn points. If the Houseguest rejects the challenge, s/he is out of the competition. Also, the HGs may not help each other or they will be automatically disqualified. Most of the "challenges" are dumb, but some had enduring consequences: Britney chose to be shackled to Danielle for 24 hours; Frank had to endure chum baths, a carrot costume and will sit out of two HoH competitions; Dan was sent to a 24-hour solitary dance party. In the final round, Dan was the only person who could catch Frank. Britney buzzed in to guess the picture, but she had a brain fart. "Summer," Frank whispered to her. No no no, that's a DQ. The drawing is scrapped and a new one begins. Britney buzzes in but can't come up with an answer. Jenn buzzes in and gets the correct answer. She has the option to go on slop for the rest of the summer for 11 points – enough to overtake Dan. Dan says Jenn is safe, but she decides to guarantee that safety by going on slop. Jenn wins the Power of Veto.
After the competition, Jenn and Frank hug in the HoH room. "You're not alone in this game," Jenn says to her new BFF before promising Dan will go home. Speaking of Dan, he takes a moment in the pantry to express his frustration with the game before heading off to the solitary dance party in the Have Not Room. The upside: he now has 24 hours to think of a plan without distractions.
After footage of the dumber punishments, Dan exits solitary. Britney notes in the DR Dan looked out of sorts and kind of sickly when he exited solitary. After he gets some water and a change of clothes, Dan calls a house meeting. He shows up wearing all black and explains the meeting is the funeral for Dan the Player, because he wants the rest of his time in the house to be fun. He goes from Houseguest to Houseguest thanking them for what they taught him about himself. Everyone's getting all teary-eyed and even Dan sounds a little choked up. He saves his protege Danielle for last. He tells her he wanted a player on his team he could trust 100% no matter what happens. "Through my own fault," he continues, "I was wrong. We don't need to get into it now, but in this game you'll never earn my trust back. You know what you did, and in this game you're dead to me." Danielle is completely gobsmacked by this. Dan finished up the meeting as Danielle looks at everyone else, trying to regain her bearings. However, Dan shares in the Diary Room he may have come up with a master plan.
Danielle starts sobbing and has no clue what Dan was talking about. The rest of the Houseguests gather around Danielle and try to console her, figuring this is just a desperate ploy by Dan to survive one more week. Danielle grabs the box of tissues, heads to the bedroom and asks for Shane to keep her company. You can almost hear his eyes rolling at having to be her pillow when Britney is more than happy to take on that duty.
Up in the Head of Household room, Dan has a one-on-one session with Frank. Dan says he has no power, but has plenty of information for Frank. Dan spills the beans about what happened last week, from the QP (ugh) existing before the Silent Six and Ian acting as a mole. Dan calls Ian ruthless, which Frank agrees with. "It blows my mind what Mike did for him," Frank says, shaking his head. Ian is now at the top of Frank's hitlist, but Dan suggests Britney is the bigger threat at this point. She is working with half the house and no one has a reason to nominate her at this point. Dan explains what the Veto plan was this week, with Shane/Britney winning to preserve the alliance. Dan expects everyone to be mad at him based on what just happened downstairs. This leads Frank to propose having Jenn use the Veto to pull Dan off the block. Dan will pull in Danielle, creating a new Final Four alliance. Then Frank and Dan make a Final 2 deal, which both members DR is their true intention.
Downstairs, Dan finds Danielle in the bathroom and asks to speak to her in the Arcade. Danielle looks like Skyler White at this point. Once the door closes, Dan whispers he just saved them both with another Bad Coach ploy. Danielle hits him with a pillow. "You broke my heart," Danielle cries. "You humiliated me in front of the house. I would have gone home for you." Dan says he has worked out a deal with Frank who will try to get Jenn to use the Veto on him, allowing Britney to go up on the block. Danielle looks uncertain, but Dan says Danielle's sympathy rating is through the roof at this point. Danielle accuses Dan of using her emotions, a charge he does not deny.
Meanwhile, Frank talks to Jenn in the HoH room. He relays the information Dan had about Ian's deception, which initially shocks Jenn but makes sense once she thinks about it for a moment. Frank asks if she would use the Veto on Dan if he asked her to. She admits she is concerned about the target such an action would create and wonders if it is possible to trust Dan. Frank says Dan has no reason not to trust Jenn since they haven't had any bad interactions yet. That's enough to convince Jenn.
Veto Ceremony. Ian gets to go first and follows through on his intention of not using the Veto. Jenn, who DRs before the ceremony she didn't anticipate using the Veto, but the funeral changed everything. Jenn removes Dan from the block. Frank blames Ian for eliminating his allies, but the Veto protects Ian from nomination. Therefore, Frank nominates Ian's ally Britney. Britney sobs in the Diary Room, Ian promises to target Frank, and Jenn says she finally did something in this game.
Tomorrow on Big Brother 14: There's bound to be fireworks after the Veto Ceremony, so we'll get to see that. Then, either Britney or Danielle will join Ashley at the Jury House. Finally, a new Head of Household will be selected. This season is finally getting interesting.
Mike McComb – TVLatest.com
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