August 23, 2005 11:51 PM by Joe Blackmon
What is going on in the Big Brother 6 house? Last week, the houseguests were at each other’s throats. Howie was talking about eating April’s dog. Janelle and Beau were getting into shoving matches. Janelle gave Jennifer the finger. It was beautiful and great viewing fun for the whole family.
Then, CBS cut the live feeds for 34 hours, and suddenly, it’s a Big Brother love fest. Beau Beasley wins head of household, and all the houseguests go up to celebrate his head of household room. As part of his head of household room surprise package, Beau gets his family’s love rock. “The Friendship” all move their blankets into the head of household room so they can all sleep together as one big happy family. “The Friendship” even builds a special shrine to Cappy.
Where the hell is Hurricane Howie? What happened to Janelle’s mean, but hilarious one-liners? We kept waiting for Hurricane Howie to take that love rock and smash up the Cappy shrine. But no, Hurricane Howie has become “sweet, gentle breeze on a Sunday afternoon Howie.” Howie even apologizes to April Lewis for insulting her dog and her husband.
It gets worse during the nomination ceremony. Beau tells the houseguests that his nominations are “75% strategic and 25% personal.” Beau nominates Howie Gordon and Rachel Plencner. Beau tells Rachel that “in the past, in the Cappy days, you pretty much played both sides, you know, you were a very shady grey color, and after the last couple weeks, it was very apparent that you are very pitch black and stark white.”
It’s obvious from Rachel’s facial expression that she really wants to go off on Beau over his confusing, bizarre speech, but instead she smiles and says “thank you, Beau-Beau.” The houseguests seem to also be taking great pains to not insult one another face-to-face. “The Friendship” goes into a separate room before they start ragging on Rachel.
The Veto competition is called “Get Your Bearings Straight.” Houseguests have to dive in the pool to unhook pictures of all the houseguests. Then, they have to match the pictures of the secret pairs together. James Rhine, a.k.a. “Mr. Veto,” wins the veto competition. James chooses to not use the power of veto so the nominations stand as is.
Note to CBS: Whatever happened during the time the live feeds were down, please undo it. It was a big enough blow to the show when Kaysar got sent home for the second time. We want Hurricane Howie back. We want to hear Janelle deliver biting insults while filing her nails. Please put an end to the new “Cappy Days” version of Big Brother. Tell the houseguests they can be mean to each other again.