I thought there was something suspicious when I watched it last night.
CBS added a “twist” to Big Brother this year. Eric is “America’s Player”— At 99 cents apiece, you can send text messages to assign him certain tasks over the course of the game. Some of those tasks, particularly over the last couple of weeks, have left him vulnerable. Votes weren’t adding up right, and Evel Dick, by far the smartest player in the game, accurately surmised that the “hinky” votes were being cast by Eric.
Over the course of the week, several players should have been alienated by Eric. He bragged to Evel Dick before things went south for him that he had some vicious gossip to spread about Amber should she ever make a move against him. He trashtalked sweet little cornfed airhead Jessica, one of the few people in the house that ever trusted him completely. And he slipped up and admitted to Zack that he had orchestrated the eviction of Nick, one of the few cast members that everyone liked.
Predictably enough, he ended up on the block against Kail, a contestant who, as the result of a bad agreement, is unable to compete for Head of Household for the next five weeks, effectively rendering her powerless.
So on a personal and strategic level, it made sense for everyone to vote to evict Eric. Yet he managed to stay in the house, winning by one vote. All of the people he had betrayed over the course of the week inexplicably voted for him.
I decided to check out the Big Brother board on CBS’s website and found this. The spelling is not mine.
Apparently, I was not the only one scratching my head over the vote. Others who are much more obsessive than me wath the CBS Live Feeds on the website and captured video of two different houseguests, Jen and Amber (If you watch the show, you know the odds of the two of them colluding are incalculably low) saying that the producers, during diary room sessions, asked them to vote for Eric. Amber did; Jen did not.
Exactly why I could not tell you. Perhaps CBS mistakenly believes people actually like Eric. Perhaps they really like the 99 cents per text message they make by getting America to vote on his actions. But something is definitely rotten in the state of Denmark.
Oh— And Exhibit B. Since Eric’s survived and Jessica (Inexplicably his best friend again) is now Head of Household, their next logical target is Evel Dick, the only houseguest that brings any real entertainment value to the show. So those watching the live feeds have told us that there will be a “twist” this week— Which in Big Brother parlance means that there could be a double eviction or an evicted houseguest returning. I don’t think CBS wants Dick being evicted; The upcoming rigging will likely find a way to protect him.
Newscoma, Blinders Off, and others have been talking about BB8 at Comaville. I thought this might be of interest to both of them.