August 23, 2012 07:05 PM by Ryan Haidet
Thank goodness! This seemingly endless season of Big Brother 14 knocked two of the 10 remaining players out of the game with a special double eviction night, which was the most intense episode of the summer! It all started with Boogie still asking questions about why he was targeted this week. He began by blasting Shane with questions before he said “You’re just looking like Dan’s bitch right now.” His focus quickly turned to Dan because he’s the guy Boogie believed sold him out in the first place. As Dan tried to quietly read on the couch, Boogie antagonized him. Dan didn’t offer much of a response as Ian, the true turncoat, sat there and watched in silence. But there was a new storm brewing in Jenn, the replacement nominee. She was pissed that she was the person being played as a pawn.
The First Live Eviction
“I’m gonna be out for blood after this,” Jenn told Dan as she expressed her anger. “Shane’s an idiot. He’s just not a bright guy,” she said to several others during another discussion. She declared that Shane had created a new enemy for himself because he didn’t have to play her like he did by nominating her for eviction after Frank secured his safety with the Power of Veto. Although the editing of the pre-taped segments wanted to convince us that she might get herself evicted by pissing everybody off, it was already obvious that Mike Boogie’s fate was sealed.
And when the first live eviction of the night was held, Boogie was booted by a vote of 5-2 (Ashley and Frank voting to keep him). As he walked out of the house, Ian repeatedly offered nervous hugs to Boogie and even gave him some sunglasses. After more whispering between Ian and Boogie took place, Boogie warned Frank that Ian is not to be trusted. He knew Ian had turned on him. Once he was out of the house, Boogie didn’t turn away as he listened to what Ian had to say in the goodbye messages. “I’ve watched you on this show since I was 10 and I have nothing but admiration and respect for how you play this game,” Ian said during his farewell to Boogie. “Now for the hard part. Since the reset, I’ve been in an alliance called the Quack Pack (strike one awkward laugh from a dude in the studio) with Dan, Danielle, Britney and Shane. I’m the one that told Britney and Shane you were coming after them. This week I masterminded your demise (Boogie smirked with a look of surprise). I learned from one of the best and that is why you’re sitting with Julie right now. I’m really sorry.”
Instead of getting angry that Ian — a guy he totally trusted — had betrayed him, Boogie took off his hat and tipped it toward Ian before offering the kid some applause. He then said that he’s proud of Ian. I know there are a lot of Boogie haters out there, but the guy gets it. He’s an aggressive player without a filter. And to leave the game with the positive attitude he portrayed, I think proves he totally understands that it’s just a game.
Big Brother In Fast Forward
The remaining houseguests played a full week of the game in less than an hour, which started with a trivia-based Head of Household competition. When it came down to the final two in the competition — Ian and Danielle — Ian couldn’t stop biting his fingernails. But his nerves didn’t get the best of him because he won his first HoH of the season.
After a brief commercial break, Ian nominated Frank and Ashley for eviction. “I’m sorry. I’m really sorry,” he said. I’m really sorry guys.”
At the live PoV competition, it first looked like Ian might pull off the victory. But yet again, Frank won the golden medallion when he needed it the most. Right before the show cut to commercial, Frank yelled at Ian and told him that he made the wrong decision. Uh oh.
Frank, who definitely would have been eliminated had he not won the PoV, pulled himself off the chopping block and back to safety for the umpteenth time this summer. As a replacement nominee, Ian selected Joe and told him to “pop a squat, man.” Hilariously, before Ian had to announce his decision, host Julie Chenn told him to stop pacing and take a seat. He was so extremely anxious.
Before the second live eviction, Ashley’s plea for safety included her saying that she believed that Ian had her back and basically argued that she shouldn’t be judged for the alliance she made with Boogie. Joe’s final plea was totally silent as he mimed the action of picking up Ashley and tossing her out of the house, which brought huge laughs from the studio audience. And when it came time to vote again, everybody (except Frank) voted to evict Ashley. Despite being eliminated from the game, Ashley’s role on the show continues as the first member of the jury.
I have been excruciatingly critical of this entire season calling it the worst one in the show’s history. But I will also give credit where credit is due. Tonight’s episode was intense, entertaining and fun. I wish it had started out this way.
What did you think of tonight’s episode? Are you happy with who was evicted? At this point in the competition, who do you think deserves to win the entire game and the $500,000 grand prize? Sound off and leave a comment below!
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