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Big Brother 14 Recap: The Fall Of Willie Hantz

July 22, 2012 07:10 PM by Ryan Haidet

The epic battle fans were anticipating with Willie Hantz’s explosion inside the Big Brother 14 episode truly wasn’t anything nearly as bad as it was hyped up to be.  As it was widely reported, Willie, the bro of infamous Survivor villain Russell Hantz, was ejected from the game by producers when he freaked out in the house.  After everything I had heard about this big blow up, I was expecting the absolute worst.  I thought for sure Willie did something completely crazy, but it wasn’t as horrific as the chatter was leading on.  The network didn’t air much of any verbal arguing from Willie, but did showcase him forcefully shoving his chest into chef Joe’s.  That violent act is what caused Willie to get the good ol’ boot in the butt from executive producer Allison Grodner.  But what caused Willie’s eruption?  Where did it all go wrong?  Which two houseguests went on a slop date?  Read on to find out!

Willie’s Demise

After Willie blew up at Frank last week prior to Kara’s eviction, the entire house turned against him.  He really had nobody left on his side — not even JoJo, who clearly still wanted to be pals, but forced herself away from Willie at the advice of Britney.

Speaking of Britney, she is a major contributing factor to Willie’s rage and eventual ouster.  She repeatedly told him throughout the episode that she made herself look extremely bad for telling everybody else that he truly is a good person.  She clearly regretted defending him last week because she felt it put a target on her back.  Britney then went on to lecture Willie by telling him that his main problem in the game is that he only thinks of himself.  Well, duh.  It is a game in which only one person can win.  Any reality-competition program is a selfish endeavor and anybody who tells you otherwise is lying.  Willie made an excellent point by telling Britney that he’s definitely there as a selfish player because he is there to claim the top prize for himself — nobody else.  He added that he wasn’t there to play for any coach either.  I totally agree here.  I’ve thought the coach’s twist was a bad idea from the beginning and I certainly wouldn’t base any of my personal strategy on what the coaches have to say.  No way.

I hate to say it haters, but Willie was 100 percent right here.  You may not agree with his attitude, actions and negativity, but he was totally accurate by saying he is only there to play for himself. 

Another Jab

The coach’s competition left Mike Boogie looking like an egotistical fool when he stepped off a balance beam to brag about his victory before actually finishing the challenge.  His mistake resulted in a win for Janelle who chose not to trade one of her players (the silly twist Julie Chen announced after last Thursday’s live eviction), but selected to give Ashley safety for the week.  She then chose all three of Britney’s players — Willie, JoJo and Shane — to be Have-Nots for the week along with Ian, who gladly volunteered.  Strange kid, right?

Shortly after the challenge, Willie tried to chat with JoJo, but Britney shut it down and told her to just stop talking to him.  As he sat there in the kitchen, Britney told him to go away because he was ruining everything for herself and her team members.  So Willie rushed upstairs to the HOH bedroom to tell everybody that his team mates should not be blamed for his actions the previous week.  Before he stormed out of the room, he added that his goal was to be evicted by the end of the week.  Dude, just cool down and go eat some Froot Loops like you seem to enjoy doing.

The Fight

When Willie returned downstairs, Britney continued to unfairly lecture him by saying he needs to change his attitude so he can go out of the game with class.  While I don’t think Willie’s actions have been anything worthy of defending, I don’t think Britney has any right to constantly criticize him for acting the way he wants to.  If he wants to make himself like a jackass, let him do it.  Forget the coaching role.  You suck at it anyway, Britney.  Let him fall apart on his own.  I’m guessing Britney is just afraid everybody else would be upset with her that she didn’t try to keep Willie, one of her players, in check.  But at that point, everybody already hated Willie.  It wasn’t needed.

As she kept on pushing his buttons, Willie said something about there only being a “bunch of pussies up in this bitch.”  As Joe walked away, he sparked the fury by saying, “you’re the only pussy I see, bro.”  Willie rushed after him into the bathroom where Joe had his fists up in a boxer stance.  Willie got nose to nose with him and challenged Joe to hit him.  Hilariously, Ian was soaking wet having just taken a shower and wearing nothing but a towel as he tried to calm the argument down.  At this point, Willie angrily shoved Joe with his chest, which also ended up with the two hitting heads.

Willie was quickly called to the Diary Room by producers where he was whisked away by a voice that told him to “come with me.”  Hantz was toast.

This should be proof that it’s time for CBS to be done with the Hantz family.  People are tired of watching them on television.  What a wasted casting decision because his slot could have gone to somebody else who wants to be in the game.  You know, like Boston Rob‘s sister or something.  Haha.

The Aftermath

Several of the houseguests found themselves crying in the wake of the not-so-big battle, many of them discussing how shocked and disgusted they were.  Really?  You all knew he was ready to crack.  Why be so stunned now?  Get real.

Shortly after their tears dried up, the houseguests were informed that Willie was removed from the game because violence is never tolerated in the house.

Actual Fun

Since nearly the entire episode centered around the Willie scenario, there were a few fun moments actually sprinkled in.  The first was a budding romance between Danielle and Shane.  The second was a budding love affair between Ashley and Ian.  Having confided his interest in Ashley to several other houseguests, Ian mustered up the cajones to ask her out on a slop date.  She happily accepted.  Ian proudly spiffed up with a dress shirt and bow tie.  She got all dressed up, too, and waited for Ian to “pick her up” by waiting for him in the bathroom.  The pair shared a very strange date alone in one of the rooms talking about the difference between organic and inorganic chemistry.  I must say, I wasn’t a big Ian fan at the start of this season, but his outgoing nerdiness is actually starting to grow on me.  It’s hard to dislike a guy who is so honest with himself.  Good for you, Ian.

What did you think of tonight’s episode?  Do you think Willie’s actions were bad enough for him to get booted?  Are you happy he’s gone?  Do you think Britney was wrong in constantly egging Willie on?  If you were a newbie in the house would you listen to what your coach had to say or would you play it all for yourself?  Sound off and leave a comment below!

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7 Responses to “Big Brother 14 Recap: The Fall Of Willie Hantz”

  1. nancy Says:
    July 22nd, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    willie was only defending himself joe raised is fists first willie was only responding to joe in all fairness joe should be off the show he was just as much a part of this as willie joe should be gone

  2. Nancy Sue Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Willie was a target from day 1. The coaches plot sucks because everyone should play their own game and not be sucking up to anyone. That was the dumbest twist I ever heard tell of. The big mouthed Joe should have been booted too. It takes two you know. I think the players were jealous of willie and just made a huge effort to get rid of him. What a game this year…… no good at all

  3. Vikki Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I agree Nancy – Joe picked that fight knowing what would happen. He had his dukes up when Willie got into the bathrom area so he was cleary ready to fight so I agree he should be out too.

  4. Patricia Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 10:37 am

    This year’s BB really sucks…I for one don’t think Willie should have been booted from the game, he was only responding to Joe taunting him by calling him a pussy and then taking a fighter’s stance when Willie went to confront him verbally. Yes Willie chest butted Joe, but the head but was accidental, Joe should have been ejected from the game as well…takes 2 to tango…AND,Britney is a freakin’ idiot..she lost her season because she was stupid then and she’s still stupid..she is the only one who thinks she has any brains at all…who is she to stop anyone from having a conversation with someone else..she practically dragged JoJo away from Willie and told her not to talk to him…WTF is that???? Janelle even distanced herself from her after the first few days…She taunted Willie and chastised him like he was a little boy…she knew he was in a bad state of mind and still added fuel to his “fire”…she is just as much to blame for Willie’s recent behavior has he is…I for one will miss Willie sure he has a short fuse, but, he’s not that bad…

  5. dorothy Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    What a crock! Willie was targeted right off the bat, and his outburst was pushed by constant hateful words, taunts, and behaviors by the houseguests. Evil Dick was far worse than Willie, yet CBS kept him. I cant’ even look at Booger any longer. The chill was with Dr. Will; now all the booger has is “ch”. So long BB. Won’t be watching your mess the rest of the season. It disgusts me.

  6. Lisa Says:
    July 24th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Not even sure if I want to watch BB anymore now that Willie is gone. Doesnt seem like there is going to be much excitement now. Everyone else in the house is boring and goes with the majority instead of thinking about themselves which is what this game is all about. Sucks. Sorry Willie. Was really sad when they booted you out.

  7. Carla Says:
    July 24th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Congratulations Big Brother…my grand daughter looked at me and said “Isn’t that bullying Grandma?” “Isn’t that lady bullying that man?” “We aren’t allowed to do that in school or we would get in trouble.”

    She’s right they would. Just because SHE is a Coach/Woman what? Explain to me why you just showed your television viewers how Britney could speak to another person like that when we are trying to teach our kid’s not to. “Your dead to us”, please, what is that? Willie was pushed into that and he got booted out because he defended himself just like every kid when we we’re growing up did. It’s not like the episode where the guy held a knife to that girls throat. This is wrong. You should throw Britney out too for showing kids in America that she could do it and get by with it. That’s just not right, throw Britney out too !!!

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