After the big Eric/Amber confrontation, I was sure Eric would be leaving this past Thursday. I’ve been protesting the feeds and BBAD since Nick’s eviction, so I never saw the Nerd Herd come back together and decide to vote Kail out. Even though I don’t like Kail, I was pretty sad to see her leave because it meant Eric stayed and the Donatos would be target #1.
I was even more horrified when Jessica won HOH and Eric and Dustin engaged in such excessive celebration that it was almost sickening. I understand that they’re happy, their ally is in control and they can put up Dick and Danielle. Still, I don’t remember the other team gloating so much when they won HOH. Last week when Danielle won after her closest friend had been booted, I didn’t see her jumping up and down and taunting the other team or vowing revenge.
What was most surprising to me is the way that this season is playing out. It all seems eerily similar to BB6 when the cool team, the Sovereign 6, made the critical error of putting up James, an ally who they had suspected was playing both sides. They let the original Nerd Heard (see picture) get in their heads and convince them to put up one of their own instead of one of the opposing team. This meant they had cut James and Sarah from their alliance, thus losing their numerical upper hand in the game.
This year, the Donatos made the completely stupid decision to cut out Nick, someone who had vowed never to turn on either one of them. By eliminating someone who would have been their biggest ally, they let the Nerd Herd 2.o get in their heads and they lost all power in the house.
Just like in BB6, after the stronger players self-destructed their own alliance, the weaker players were able to pick them of one by one.
I think it’s totally fair that the Donatos have to pay the price for their fuck up. For them, this will be the summer of consequences. Dick and Danielle SHOULD be voted out because they’re not playing the game very well.
At the same time, this IS a tv show and Dick, in particular, is one of the most entertaining HGs ever. He’s confrontational, he’s loud, he stands out, all these are the qualities that make for good tv. As much as I think he should suffer for his strategic sins, I certainly don’t want to sit around watching Dustin and Jessica lounge around in bed and be waited on for another minute!
In BB6, the strong and likable players, like Kaysar and Janelle, made huge errors that ended up costing them the game. That’s cool, that’s fair, no problem. The only issue was that the remaining players were the most boring crop of losers I’ve ever seen. Yes, it’s a game, but it’s also a show and sitting around watching Meth Mom talk about the Bible all day long is just not what I signed up for.