September 06, 2012 06:55 PM by Ryan Haidet
For the second time this season, the Big Brother 14 house had a special fast-forward episode as the contestants faced a double live eviction. Heading into the first live elimination of the night, a pre-taped segment showed Frank starting to get a tad nervous that Dan was going to turn back on his word. He was fearful that their final-two alliance was worth nothing and the house might choose to oust him instead of Joe who was nominated as a replacement when Dan used the Power of Veto to save Jenn. Despite numerous promises from Dan, the deal was certainly off and he was out for blood against Frank. But was the fierce competitor with nine lives able to squirm his way to safety once again?
The funniest moment from the episode came when Joe made a monster blunder before the first eviction of the evening. After Dan had a private discussion with him and walked away, he assumed it would be kept quiet. But a short while later, Joe started running his mouth to the who he thought was Shane who walked inside the dark bedroom. As he was about to begin unleashing the dirt about his chat with Dan, he quickly realized that he was actually talking to Dan. Whoops! It created some concern from Dan that Joe was not trustworthy about anything because he was so quick to already spill the discussion.
The First Eviction
This was a no-brainer. Despite Joe’s idiotic move with Dan, there was no way Frank was going to slide through yet another eviction. After sitting on the chopping block six times this summer, Frank finally bit the dust by a vote of 3-1 (Jenn was the only vote in his favor). Without many words, Frank only offered a hug to Jenn before he walked out of the house forever with his bag and a giant teddy bear. In his exit interview, Frank said he was “bummed” to be eliminated as a result of lies from Dan and Danielle once again. Frank said it was hard for him to believe that somebody like Dan would lie to his face after swearing his allegiance on the Bible.
Obviously thinking about jury votes, Dan tried to clear up any bad blood between the two with his final message. “Frank, we’ve had a long history in this game, but one thing you have to know is I respect the heck out of you,” Dan said. “Week after week your back has been against the wall, and every time you’ve avoided eviction. So at the end of the day, I’m voting you out because I respect you and know I can’t beat you. I hope there’s no hard feelings. Best of luck buddy.” After watching Dan’s final comments, Frank brought cheers from the live studio audience when he said there were absolutely hard feelings.
A New HoH
The final 35 minutes of the episode made up a full week’s worth of game. The Head of Household competition had each contestant answering a series of questions about quotes made by previously evicted houseguests. Since Joe and Shane absolutely sucked in the challenge, it came down to a three-way tie between Jenn, Dan and Danielle. In the tie-breaker question, Dan prevailed.
After a very short commercial break, Dan nominated to evict Joe and Ian. Joe was already sitting in one of the nomination chairs because he expected it. But when Dan put Ian up on the chopping block, the audience gasped. “You haven’t been nominated yet, gotta feel it,” Dan said to Ian who was clearly shocked about the decision and on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
Much like the audience, I was shocked by this choice. Dan has been making very brilliant strategic moves, but he’s doing it at the expense of all the people who offered up their trust. If he does make it to the end of the game, I think a lot of the jury members will vote against him based on bitter feelings of betrayal. It’s sad, but true. Remember what happened to Russell Hantz the first two times he played Survivor?
Ian’s nerves quickly erupted into excitement after he clobbered everybody else in the PoV competition and happily claimed the golden medallion. He started shouting repeatedly as he trudged side to side in the back yard clearly high on adrenaline. Once they were back inside the house, Dan started ordering people to come talk to him about his next move — including Jenn and Ian, the two people he had betrayed within the episode.
When Ian used the Veto to save himself from the chopping block, Dan surprisingly put Danielle up in his place next to Joe. Again, the live audience gasped in shock. Me, too. What in the hell is Dan thinking? He now has way too much damage control on his hands. I’m sure he was thinking everybody was going to vote against Joe anyway, but why not put Jenn up instead? She was on the alliance he had just betrayed. Weird.
The Second Live Eviction
Very predictably, Joe was evicted from the house by a vote of 3-0. Now, only five players are in the running for the $500,000 grand prize: Dan, Ian, Shane, Jenn and Danielle.
What are your thoughts on tonight’s episode? Are you happy that Frank and Joe were evicted from the house? Do you think Dan made too many mistakes tonight or were his moves the best ones he could have made? Who do you believe is most deserving to win the game? Sound off and leave a comment below!
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