60 minutes ran late tonight but we’re finally on! They run a recap of episodes 1 & 2. If you’re watching the feeds, it’s really strange to see how far behind the episodes are (sorry, but this is my first year as a feeder and this is all new to me). According to the episodes, James & Jason are HoH, Audrey wants an all-girl alliance and Vanessa and Day are going to get a takeover reward for sitting out of the HoH comps. Day and Vanessa think it’s going to be something good.
Jace and Austin sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g and making up stupid “Bro Codes.” Barf.
Phil Keoghan is back to tell Vanessa and Day they’re getting a Fast Forward to next week (ie: can’t be nominated or evicted this week). And they each get to choose another player to get a FF. Hamsters are scrambling hard for those FF’s. They show a montage of Vanessa politicking but I thought she wasn’t really playing the game for the first couple of days (?). Then we get to see Day doing her thing. I’m enjoying this because I missed the first couple days of feeds. And I finally get to see Dr John (I have only seen him once on the feeds and he didn’t say anything). Oops, spoke too soon. He only said 3 words. Day gives her FF to Liz. Liz promised Day freedom if she gets HoH but I don’t see Liz winning anything. It’s kind of a wasted opportunity and I expected more from Day. Maybe people who watched the early feeds can fill me in on this a little more. My feed is choppy so I didn’t see them name Vanessa’s FF but she gave it to Austin.
There’s lots of talk. James and Jason want to work together. Jace and Austin name their Bromance “Shell Town.” Sigh. Do they realize they’re both Boogie? Luckily, people are already talking about putting Jace up. They’re also talking about how Shelli is all about the D and isn’t even playing. Fool. The episode is focusing a lot on backdooring Jace. James and Jason are warning almost everyone that they might go up as pawns. Steve is the only one who argues with them about it. Damn, Dr John is pale. Like really pale. Maybe I’m a little sensitive because I’m very pale too but damn. Also, is he hearing impaired? He always shouts and he kind of has a deaf person accent. I could be wrong. I’ve only heard him speak maybe 10 words so far.
Jace is wearing his ridiculous front-ponytail at the nomination ceremony. Jason nominates Dr John and Becky. James nominates Steve and Jackie. Throw another pawn on the barbie! Jackie is cocky while Becky cries. Foreshadowing.
Battle of the Block
There are birds, tall buildings and what looks like bird poop everywhere. Nope. On closer inspection, those white blobs are clouds (hey, BB is fond of gross humor so it was a good first guess). The game is called DuBoB (based on Dubai, the fastest growing city in the world). Working on construction scaffolding high above the clouds, teams must build a skyscraper by carrying blocks across 3 rotating balance beams. If you fall or drop your block you have to go back to the beginning. Whoever builds their building and returns to hit the green buzzer first, wins. They get a blueprint of what the building is supposed to look like so they know the order of the blocks they should carry. Jackie is being cocky because “as a dancer” she thinks she’ll do well. Yikes! Not only are the beams rotating but wrecking balls are also trying to knock them off. Needless to say, there are lots of falls. Jace makes a stupid joke about playing Mario Bros because everything Jace says is stupid. Steve decides to crawl to lower his center of balance. It works. They have to start placing the blocks below them and then build up. I keep getting nervous they’ll drop blocks or fall while they’re trying to position the blocks. Jackie is a such a bitch. Steve is trying so hard but she keeps yelling at him. She feels like she deserves the win. John and Becky win! They’re off the block and James stays HoH. James is excited he gets to backdoor Jace. Since the people he nominated won, Jason loses his HoH and gets “cement” dumped on him. Hilarity ensues.
Wednesday episode: Veto comp.
As a personal aside: This week, I gave in to peer pressure faster than ever before and I’m now an avid feeder. As far as I’m concerned, spoil away…