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Big Brother 14 Recap: Playing Both Sides

September 05, 2012 05:51 PM by Ryan Haidet

Dan Gheesling, the main mastermind of Big Brother 14, is definitely playing both sides of the house.  He’s doing it extremely well.  After making a final-two with Frank, his biggest enemy, he also found a way to cut a major alliance with Ian — also to go to the end of the game.  After winning the Power of Veto in tonight’s episode, Dan found himself stuck in the middle of both alliances.  Which way did he turn with Frank and Jenn on the chopping block?  It’s no so unexpected.

Frank’s Confidence

Leading up to the PoV competition, Frank was so confident that he would be able to make it through another week simply because his alliance with Dan, Danielle and Jenn was a solid majority.  He thought it would be easy for one of them to win the PoV to pull themselves to safety, which would seal the deal and get Joe out of the game.  Little did he know that Dan was back to his old ways and scheming to get him out of the house.  In his first deceptive move of the episode, Dan told Frank that he should throw the challenge.  Why?  Dan argued that he would be the person nominated for eviction instead of Joe if anybody else won the PoV and used it.  An obvious sign that Frank implicitly trusts Dan, he actually agreed that it made total sense.  Just like that, Dan was able to convince his short-term ally to keep him safe before flipping and stabbing him in the back.  Wow.  Frank, you were such a strong player.  But this was a major flaw in your game.  You should have kept Dan on the outside of your alliance and used Jenn as your main partner.

Otev The Absent-Minded Alien

Much like the now-lame Zingbot, Otev made his return to the game for a PoV competition.  This year, he was an absent-minded alien (with an insanely irritating voice) who asked a series of questions in a musical-chairs style elimination competition.  After asking each question, the houseguests had to storm through the back yard to find the answer.  Each round, there was one fewer correct answer.  At the end of every round, the person who didn’t come up with the right response was eliminated.

Here’s the order in which everybody was eliminated (Shane was the only contestant who was not selected to compete):

  • Danielle
  • Ian
  • Joe
  • Jenn
  • In the end, Frank didn’t throw the competition and give it to Dan.  Frank lost fair and square as Dan claimed the golden PoV.

Veto Aftermath

In a hilariously awkward moment after winning the PoV, Dan and Ian solidified their final-two alliance in the Head of Household bathroom as they each talked to each other in only their tight undies.  Weird.

Meanwhile, Frank felt like it worked out just fine because Dan could use the PoV on Jenn so it looked like he was returning the favor to her after she saved him last week.  Plus, it would also keep the deal they made to go to the end a total secret.  It’s so strange to see Frank actually suggest that Dan use the Veto on Jenn instead of himself.  Damn, Dan, you’re good.

Before the Veto meeting, Dan talked to Jenn about using the PoV on her in an effort to make her feel more loyal to him.  In the end, his scheme went exactly as he hoped.  Dan used the PoV and removed Jenn from the chopping block.  Ian, the current HoH, then nominated Joe as the replacement nominee up against Frank.

Dan, I totally give it to you.  You are the best player this game has ever seen.  There is nobody else who deserves to win the $500,000 prize but you.  I was tired of you earlier this summer, but your strategies have been so slick.  Hats off to ya!

What did you think of tonight’s episode?  Are you happy Jenn was saved from the chopping block and Joe was put in her place?  Who do you think will be eliminated in the next live eviction?  Sound off and leave a comment below!

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2 Responses to “Big Brother 14 Recap: Playing Both Sides”

  1. JWo Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I actually liked the episode but in the end I started to feel bad for Frank.

    Don’t get me wrong I’ve been wanting Frank to get out in previous weeks and feel like he’s been way too trusting of people. How can you want Dan out so bad in one moment (to give up HoH for 2 weeks) then turn around and keep him? I guess that’s a credit to The Amazing Dan’s charm. haha…

    Operation Shank Frank might actually work tonight but the sad thing is that he won’t really see it coming.

    Et tu, Dan?

    Frank has always had the “crazy hair” and we’ve seen it so much we just get used to it. But how weird did he look “without” hair (when it was in a bandana)?

  2. Carol Rogers Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I pray that Dan doesn’t win this game, I really wish that the people watching this could do the voting on who wins. I lost all respect for Dan when he placed his hand on the bible and swore on God and his own wife. What a loser.


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