Recap: BIG BROTHER 12 Week 3 Live Eviction/ Week 4 HoH Competition


Sometimes its difficult to watch BIG BROTHER when you know someone could be safe and they just continue to mess up their own game. Andrew is a prime case of this affliction. Last time we left the house guests, we saw Andrew attempting to prove to the house that not only was he not in cahoots with Brendon and Rachel, but he would be gunning for them in the upcoming weeks. Obviously, Andrew’s acting chops aren’t up to par with Meryl Streep’s and the entire house became super suspicious of this maneuver. And Rachel is super upset that Brendon made any sort of deal with another house guest without her approval. Rachel doesn’t believe that Brendon and Andrew know what they are doing, and for the first time, I actually believe in what this chick is saying. Matt made a point to tell Andrew that the rest of the house was worried about him, and that to make it another week he would have to suck it up and do some one on one conversations with these folks.

Kathy, while assuming she is safe, goes on the defensive with an actual true, heartfelt heartbreaking story of her battle with cancer and her son. Ragan, who is the only redeemable person in this house at this point, understands that Kathy is a fighter and might deserve to stay in this show. Andrew seeing that Kathy is working with what she has, specifically with Kristen and Brigade members, loses focus and gets beyond frustrated. This frustration makes Andrew freak out and attack Kristen, which results into a massive fight, alerting the rest of the house guests to question Andrew staying another week. It also exemplifies the lunacy that can develops in normal humans when they are locked in a house, on a soundstage, in front of cameras with strangers and away from their family and friends. So after this fight, Matt decides that this makes Andrew a better guest to keep another week.

Matt, primarily feeling guilty for his poor playing and random usage of Andrew as a pawn, decides to charm the brigade into keeping Andrew around. Enzo, along with Matt, believes that keeping Andrew will divert the attention from their secret alliance and make sure the target remains off the brigade for another week. In the meantime, the marvelous Julie Chen chats with Matt’s family and his wife, trying to find out what she thinks of her husband using her “battling” a disease as a strategic move. Sarah, Matt’s wife, is okay with it, as she wanted her hubby to play any game he has to win. Chen’s chat allows us to discover that Matt did make a deal with Brendon and Rachel, which was my suspicion, and that these nominations just made sure no one would be gunning for him after his time as HOH.

And when Kathy and Andrew begin to plead their cases on the block, you can already see folks’ faces drop when they realize that they will be kicking out Kathy who has a heart of gold out of the house. UNTIL, Andrew flips his wig and begins an all out assault on the brigade and the house guests, essentially sealing the deal and kicking himself out of the house. Its hard to watch someone make a blunder this bad, but Andrew definitely was the master of his own destiny and deserved to full vote to kick him out of the house. In his parting words, he called out Hayden and Kristen’s secret love, informed the rest of the guests that the couple have talked poorly about Enzo, Brittany and Lane, in essence half of the brigade and that these were the two to watch, as their relationship was secret, when Brendon and Rachel were out in the open. It was shocking, and sad, as if he had kept his mouth shut he would have stuck around. With a vote of 8-0, Andrew was evicted. He did everyone’s job and allowed Matt to get away with using him. His conversation with Julie was odd, as she revealed to him that Matt’s wife was in fact not sick, as he had somewhat believed, but she didn’t tell him that he was safe until his outburst. Andrew seemed like a good guy, just not the type to make it in this kind of house. But at least the rest of the house guests were alerted to what was actually going on, so there is that. Andrew just play his hand way too late in the week, but his parting words from the rest of the house guests were overwhelmingly nice.

For the HOH competition, the guests were competing against each other in a memory game of former competitions, leaving the ladies cleaning up the game. Which makes me mad because if these women would just team up together and fight the fight, they could actually clean up in this game. And Rachel, who is surprisingly strong at this game, is HOH and will hopefully make some much better nominations this time around. Do you think Hayden and Kristen are definitely up? And do you think a new saboteur is a good idea for the Big Brother game? Ugh… CBS just let these people play the game. Odds are though that Ragan gets the nod, since he would be perfect in the role. What do you think?