Big Brother 14 Sunday September 9 Episode Recap: Death Before Dishonor
Sep 09 2012 10:24 pm ET
On Sunday's Big Brother 14, we get to see all the scrambling that happened during Thursday's double eviction. A new Head of Household gets selected, complicating things for the other four houseguests. Also, Pandora's Box features a visit from Alison Grodner's favorite player ever.
Previously on Big Brother 14: Dan has made Final 2 deals with just about everyone in the house. Because of this, and his bamboozling of Frank, Dan used his Power of Veto to save Jenn from the block with Joe going in her place. Thursday was a double eviction, with Frank getting the boot first. Dan won Head of Household and put up Ian and Joe. Ian won the Veto, saved himself, found Danielle as his substitute, and Joe was finally sent packing. Five Houseguests remain.
The double eviction took place on Day 62. Frank's eviction rattled Jenn, since he was her last ally in the game and this action shows she is on the outs. She pulls Dan to the bedroom to talk, but he tells her she needs to be in Kittie mode as they enter the next competition. Although Kittie mode put her in a tie with Dan and Danielle in the HoH competition, Dan won the tie-breaker and became the new HoH. Dan has revolving door conferences in the bedroom, starting with Ian. Dan tells Ian he had to put Memphis up as a pawn back in Season 10, but then Dan tells us in the Diary Room that this may be the only opportunity to get Ian out. Ian leaves and Shane comes in. Dan tells Shane it might be time for Ian to go. Danielle comes in and is told to vote out Ian if the nominations (Ian/Joe) stay the same. Jenn checks in and receives the same instructions, with Dan adding she needs to win the Veto. Ian is reluctantly on-board with the pawn plan.
The Power of Veto contest featured a complicated maze, so it comes as no surprise Ian won. Conferences Round Two begins. Jenn tells Dan it's time "to get boy toy out of here." Dan agrees and swaps Jenn with Danielle. "Shane's got to go," Dan tells her, and Danielle is dumbstruck. "Shane will keep us safe," she tells her former coach. For some reason this convinces Dan but he needs to make sure Shane doesn't tell Ian he was the target. With no options, Dan nominates Danielle. "This is the third time Dan's pulled a fast one on me," Danielle complains in the DR. Shane comforts Danielle in one of the bedrooms while Jenn storms about frustrated with Dan for not getting rid of a more threatening player. Although Danielle should be safe, Dan warns Ian "You're not voting her out, I will rip your face off." Charming. Dan and Danielle get a moment alone where he begs her to trust him before telling her to man up. He also pulls in Jenn to make sure she doesn't try any funny business. Jenn agrees but continues to fume about the missed opportunity to get rid of Shane. "I kept him because you wanted to keep him," Dan says to Danielle as they head back to the living room to evict Joe.
After the eviction, Dan shares in the Diary Room he felt like he wasted his tenure. I would agree, but then there was the risk that Joe could have bumbled his way into Final 3 and how unsatisfying would that be? Jenn and Danielle are also unhappy with how things went down and vent with each other in the Arcade. "We have to think calmly," Danielle tells Jenn, which seems to hint at a deeper relationship than the show has presented. It turns out they had promised each other they wouldn't vote each other out, which could make things interesting in the near future. Dan enters and goes into full mea culpa mode. "I had to do what I had to do to get us through this week," he says to the women. Dan promises them Final 3, but Jenn's head is about to explode from the nonsense. She heads out to the kitchen to get a snack and congratulates Shane for surviving. "I'm going to be out for blood later," she mutters as she gets food from the fridge. Back in the Arcade, Dan regrets not getting rid of Shane, especially because he could spill the beans to Ian. Danielle DRs she's now in damage control mode because of Dan's shenanigans.
Head of Household competition. The backyard is filled with props from previous competitions and weird looking cars. In this competition the players have to recall what day a specific event happened. Then, they have to roll a ball down a ramp and turn their driver's wheels to allow the ball to drop in a numbered slot. For each day each player is off from the correct answer, s/he will earn a point. The player with the fewest points wins. The events were Baby Zingbot's birthday (Day 36), Frank's third PoV win (Day 48), Willie's expulsion (Day 14), the visit from Jessie Claus (Day 56), and when the Power of Veto was first used (Day 17). After the five rounds, Ian and Shane tied with 14 points. The tie-breaker: When was the first coach evicted? Ian landed in slot 32, Shane landed in slot 30, and the correct answer was Day 34. Ian chokes up when he learns he is the new Head of Household. However, the rest of the house is less than thrilled since their safety is not guaranteed.
Inside, Jenn congratulates Ian on his win, then reminds him she did him no wrong in the game so far. Ian meets with Dan in a bedroom and they discuss strategy. Ian suggests putting up Dan to keep up appearances, particularly since he did put up Ian in the last go-round. Dan DRs he is not a fan of this plan. Later in the HoH room, Dan says he thinks it is too much of a gamble for him to go up as a nominee. He says Ian should put up Jenn and Shane. Ian isn't sure how he can justify putting up Shane over Dan, but Dan says Ian can talk about his strength as a competitor. To drive his point home, Dan reminds Ian of the Renegades' motto: "Death Before Dishonor."
Pandora's Box is back again. This week's temptation for Ian is a picture of his parents with the text "Message from someone who loves you." The envelope message asks "wouldn't it be nice to hear some words of encouragement from someone who loves you?" Ian says yes, yes it would, and opens the door to the PB Room. He sits on a couch to watch a video message from…Rachel Riley. Wah wah. While Ian gets assaulted with her horrible laugh and awful people skills, the other Houseguests get treated to messages from their loved ones. There are lots of tears.
Nominations. The smallest table now sits in the dining room. Ian pulls out Danielle's key and she pulls out Dan's key. That means Jenn and Shane are on the block. Ian says it was a tough decision, but at this point it is the Power of Veto that really matters. That doesn't make Danielle any less terrified of the prospect of voting out her boy toy.
On Wednesday's episode of Big Brother 14: The Power of Veto will be up for grabs. Then a pre-taped eviction will take place. We will learn who will join Ian in the Final 4 prior to Thursday's eviction episode. We're almost at the finish line, folks!
Mike McComb – TVLatest.com
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