August 31, 2011 06:55 PM by Ryan Haidet
It truly is a sign that summer is winding down — the winner of Big Brother 13 will be crowned in just two weeks. The start of tonight’s episode brought a mixture of emotions. Porsche, Kalia, Adam and Shelly were all very disappointed that the duo twist was back for the week, but Rachel and Jordan were thrilled. In case you forgot, the twist was re-introduced as a result of Porsche opening Pandora’s Box in exchange for $10,000 cash — $5,000 of which she had to give to another houseguest (she chose Kalia). Porsche, this week’s Head of Household, nominated Rachel and Jordan at the very beginning of the episode, but who won the Power of Veto? On top of all that, Kalia made a real stink during the PoV competition by farting multiple times. But was it all real or did the producers make it seem like she was ripping gas more than she truly was? Read on to find out!
Motivated To Stay Alive
“Just because you get a key doesn’t mean you’re safe,” Jordan said to Rachel after they were nominated together for eviction. “You’re safe after the Veto and that’s how you know.” Rachel echoed Jordan’s opinions. “This Big Brother game is serious business.” This was just a portion of their chat in which they were pumping themselves up to win the upcoming PoV competition.
Shelly’s True Alliance
While they each stood at the bathroom sink, Shelly tried to talk to Jordan — but Jordan wouldn’t even look at Shelly. “It doesn’t feel very good,” Shelly said. So when she was outside, Shelly vented to Adam that she is taking tons of heat for voting to evict Jeff. “I don’t care if Jeff and Jordan are God’s gift to America, they are not getting between me and my family. Ever.” Then in the Diary Room she said her only loyal alliance is with her husband and daughter.
Power Of Veto Wimps
It was a simple endurance challenge very similar to the first HoH competition — hang on as long as you can to the dummy hanging overhead. The last person in the challenge would win the PoV for their duo. Not surprisingly, Adam fell off first after spending less than five minutes in the competition. For somebody so concerned about his safety in the game, it didn’t really seem like he made much of an effort. Instead, he made excuses about his weight being the problem. That might be a concern, but I think the lack of motivation is the biggest issue. Daniele was right. Adam is a terrible player.
Three minutes later, Jordan dropped out of the competition. “I’m not one to tolerate pain,” she said. “I know a lot of people, they say it’s mind over matter. But this isn’t like Survivor, or whatever.”
Weirdly, Kalia kept farting during the competition. While it did bring a small giggle out of me, the constant fart sounds got old really quickly. I actually think most of the farts we heard were added in by producers. It sounded way too out of place.
Shelly dropped after 12 minutes as Jordan was sitting on the sidelines and silently encouraging Rachel. After 18 minutes, Porsche fell next. “What the freak is up with my alliance?!?!” Kalia shouted in the Diary Room.
But she didn’t hold on the longest either. 32 minutes in, Kalia fell off and Rachel won the PoV. She and Jordan excitedly hugged each other. “This is f0r Brendon,” she shouted annoyingly in the Diary Room. “This is for Jeff. They can like knock us down as much as they want, but guess what? We are in the final five!”
Shelly’s New Idea
Shelly realized that her time was likely limited in the house and wanted to make sure she could clear the air with Jordan. “I am truly sorry to have hurt you,” she said. Jordan was ready to move on, too. “I should apologize to you for what I said in the Purple Room,” Jordan said regarding their big fight. “I was mad and I’m sorry. I felt like I stuck up for you. I had your back 100 percent. You really just stabbed me in the back.”
Later on, Shelly offered to help Rachel and Jordan get where they want to be in the game. She asked for forgiveness and a chance for them to keep her in exchange for her loyalty. “I absolutely will not go against the two of you,” she said. “I do not want Kalia, Porsche — for sure — in the last two seats. And Adam, I love Adam as a person, but I don’t think he’s played the game. So those three people, I don’t want to win. I’m offering you guys a chance to get you further in the game to get at the money.” She also promised to purposely lose any HoH competition if it came down to the three of them. But in true Shelly form, she admitted in the Diary Room that she was simply working to stay longer in the game.
At the Veto Ceremony, Rachel used the PoV — duh — to save herself and Jordan from the chopping block. That left only one option — Adam and Shelly became the new nominees.
Hilariously, at the end of the episode, Adam was showcased in the Diary Room pumping himself up. He said the gloves were on and he was ready to fight. Bahahaha! That’s funny considering he’s been such a miserable failure in nearly every competition this summer.
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