S02E08 – Nominations

Estimated reading time: 13 minutes

bb2e08_053Robert: What happened? WHAT HAPPENED? I mean, obviously, I can’t even trust my alliance now… I was left in the dark this week and I don’t like it. It’s disrespectful. But I won’t show them how angry I am. Oh, no. I have to deal with this myself and I need to find a way to get on their good terms fast. Felix’s game might be over but my ain’t! At least now I know I’m dealing with dishonest people and now I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty one bit!

bb2e08_060Kyra: Everything went according to plan this week, but Selena and I need to make sure that Robert understands why we got rid of Felix and that we don’t have anything against him. Yes, he is alone in this game, but it’s a brand new week and anything can happen. We don’t want anyone as our enemy.

bb2e08_004 bb2e08_002 bb2e08_003 bb2e08_064Karen: This new HoH competition is absolutely horrid. I can endure freezing cold showers and basically anything else you decide to throw in our way, I am a woman after all, but running? That’s so not for me, darling. *laughs*

bb2e08_005 bb2e08_007Selena: And it seems as though Karen is the first one to drop. Karen, since you’ve stepped off your treadmill, you must now name a player whose treadmill you want to make go faster.

bb2e08_006Karen: I choose… Dane, sweetheart, you look like you can handle it. I’m sorry.

bb2e08_008Dane: It’s okay, Karen.

bb2e08_063Karen: I thought about speeding up Caleb’s to make it look like we’re against each other but I’m pretty sure no one suspects our secret alliance. They all pretty much think I’d kill him if given a chance. *laughs* And I still need to make sure he trusts me so I decided against it. I mean, he’s not the brightest person in this house, is he?

bb2e08_059Kyra: Karen speeding up Dane’s treadmill was just proving to us that she’s on girls’ side. All of us haven’t really formed an alliance, but we’ve definitely discussed our positions in the house last week and we do have sort of an agreement that we want guys out as it would be really fair if a woman won this season. However, I did find it strange that she went against Dane. I love Dane. I always thought she’d go against Caleb as she hates him. Or at least Robert.

bb2e08_056Robert: Phew… I was sure she’d speed up mine.

bb2e08_010Caleb: I’m out too.
Selena: Caleb, since you’ve stepped off your treadmill, you must now name a player whose treadmill you want to make go faster.

bb2e08_009Caleb: I want to speed up Kyra’s treadmill. You’re a distance runner, so… Run.

bb2e08_061Karen: He needs to take care of his attitude. He’s not making any friends for himself in this house.

bb2e08_054Robert: This competition is extremely well planned out. It combines endurance, will and strategy. Why strategy? Well, because you can speed up other players’ treadmills and make it a lot harder for them to win. So far, no one sped up mine and I’m feeling very positive about my ability to win this one. Great thing is… I also get to see who speeds up whose treadmill as they step off. This gives me a chance to see who is against who as I really feel low at this point in the game. I need to get back… and excuse me for this… on track! *laughs*

bb2e08_011Selena: Charley, you’ve stepped off your treadmill. That means that you must now name a player whose treadmill you want to make go faster.

bb2e08_012Charley: I want to speed up… Robert’s… no, Dane’s. Dane’s.
Selena: Oookay. Dane, your treadmill is now going even faster.

bb2e08_013Selena: HouseGuests, it seems that you’ve hit the two hour mark. Big Brother knows how much you love to spend time in the gym this year and he doesn’t want this competition to last for days, so it’s time to speed up everyone’s treadmill.

bb2e08_014Dane: The… light… on mine… is red now… *breathes heavily* Does that mean… that mine is… going… fast… er… too?
Selena: Yes, Dane. Big Brother is very fair, if everyone is going faster so are you.
Dane: Damn…

bb2e08_065Charley: I almost sped up Robert’s treadmill but, like, I mean, I don’t trust those girls just yet. Kyra, Selena and Dane are, like, very, very close in this house and I don’t want another week of their rule. I couldn’t speed up Kyra’s so I went for Dane. That’s, like, second best!

bb2e08_015Dane: I… I’m… I’m out…
Selena: Dane, since you’ve stepped off your treadmill, you must now name a player whose treadmill you want to make go faster.

bb2e08_016Dane: I… I want to speed up Stephanie’s… treadmill.
Steph: Why, thank you.

bb2e08_066Selena: This is getting intense. I think I’m pretty safe if any of them wins besides Zach. But Zach seems to be holding on pretty damn well. I need someone to drop and speed his treadmill up! It would be ideal if Kyra won, though. That’d be perfect since this last week put me on everyone’s radar and I never wanted that.

bb2e08_073Zach: I am this close to giving up…

bb2e08_018Selena: Stephanie, since you’ve stepped off your treadmill, you must now name a player whose treadmill you want to make go faster.

bb2e08_019Steph: I’m… going to go with… *breathes heavily* Robert…

bb2e08_020 bb2e08_022Kyra: How about… we make a deal?
Zach: What do you… *gasps* mean?
Kyra: It’s easy… They did it last year. We decide who… wins and who drops… but the winner promises safety for us in front of… the whole house.

bb2e08_023Robert: And why would anyone… trust you?
Kyra: I’m not suggesting myself… for the winner. I just… want to make sure… I am safe.

bb2e08_058Kyra: I mustn’t push Robert’s buttons. I’m guessing he is pretty pissed off at us for evicting Felix behind his back so I’m willing to let him be HoH this week if he promises me safety. That way he can regain trust in me. And we can get back on track with the original alliance without the liability which was Felix.

bb2e08_021Zach: I’m willing to… promise both of you… safety. I have no… problems with… any of you…

bb2e08_074Zach: I’m feeling so broken but I must keep holding on. If I manage to make them drop before me, it doesn’t just ensure my safety, it also ensures Chaz’s safety. And it makes us one week closer to the big reveal and Chaz’s official entrance.

bb2e08_025Robert: I’m down… for that. If you promise me safety… Which means… I wouldn’t go up, not even… as a replacement… I’m in.

bb2e08_055Robert: I’d be a fool not to take that deal. I’m still unsure where I stand with Kyra, Selena and Dane and this gives me a chance to fight for the next HoH and ensure my safety once more. Until then I can try and see what actually happened this past week.

bb2e08_026Zach: I promise! *breathes heavily* Kyra?
Kyra: I’m safe?
Zach: You’re… safe…

bb2e08_027Selena: It seems as though Kyra and Robert both stepped off in the same time. That means… Congratulations, Zach! You’re the third Head of Household!

bb2e08_028 bb2e08_069Selena: I’m not sure how I feel about this. Yeah, Kyra’s treadmill went faster than his, but she was a distance runner. What was she thinking? She looked like she was in much better shape than Zach was. She could’ve held on longer than him.

  • Yannik Baumann

    It was a bold move from Chaz to be honest with Steph, and I’m so happy that she still trusts him, now I’m hoping that Steph, Chaz and Zach will survive the next week just to see what will happen between Chaz and Steph ^^

    I wanna see Caleb out, because of the female alliance it will be most likely that they save Selena, even though Karen will vote to save Caleb.

    I’m happy that Zach/Chaz won the HoH competition ^^

    • It definitely was! He can’t be voted out this week so it was the easiest time for him to do it. Will Zach approve… We’ll have to wait and see! 😉 But Steph definitely reacted well to it, so… ☺
      I always love to hear wishes/predictions so keep it up, Yannik! 😀 It’s definitely great to hear them on Monday and then see the reactions on Friday! ^_^
      So happy to hear that and thank you so, so much for commenting!

  • Adam Scholze

    See, this is the point of the game I like where virtually everyone in this house is on thin ice when it comes to trust, it makes me so nervous if a player will be able to catch themselves and regain trust or if they’ll be isolated.

    I fell relatively confident that Selena will be able to save herself I wouldn’t think there’d be back-to-back endurance competitions and I feel that she’s strong enough at the other competitions.

    I find it interesting that caleb has turned his personality into a strategy I like that, it adds an interesting touch to the character.

    Also I had a question, how many episodes will there be this season? just curious.

    • Thanks so much, Adam! ☺

      Oh, that’s definitely true… and as more people leave, everyone else can be a potential twin if they haven’t already been suggested. That’s going to be a big factor these next two weeks. Paranoia is definitely ruling in Big Brother house! 😛
      Yeah, there definitely won’t be another endurance competition anytime soon as we kind of had two now (even though cold shower competition wasn’t really endurance it had elements of it). ☺
      I don’t think there is anyone left who is just a one-dimensional character. I tried to give everyone good and bad sides, at least I hope that’s how you guys see it too. :)))
      24 or 25 episodes are planned. There will definitely be more than last season but I don’t want to make the season too long either. ☺ It all depends on the amount of words I write for the last few episodes which will be crucial and on the amount of photos I take. I tend to keep episodes under 10 minutes (2500-3000 words), but it’s hard, especially in the beginning when 13 HGs needed somewhat equal amounts of “air-time” hahaha! 😀

  • Sam James

    Chaz took a massive rick in telling Stephanie. I know he trusts her but it was a bit of a stupid move. I wouldn’t be surprised if Zach was angry and I wouldn’t blame him either.

    I’m glad Robert’s safe (for now) as he’s really starting to get his head into this game and he’s very intelligent and I’m glad that’s coming across now!

    Selena doesn’t do much for me so I wouldn’t mind if she went. Caleb and Karen interest me and I’d like to see Caleb linger around like a smelly old fart they can’t get rid of.

    This cracked me up:

    Caleb: I want to speed up Kyra’s treadmill. You’re a distance runner, so… Run.
    Karen: He needs to take care of his attitude.

    I also agree with Robert over Dane. He’s too much of a softy.

    Looking forward to more!

    • Yannik Baumann

      You got it, so I hope that Caleb can safe himself and Zach/Chaz will choose Dane as a replacement nominee ^^ I think that Robert is right, he doesn’t play the game as Karen and Steph for example do 🙂 He is more like the puppy of Kyra. I felt like Kyra was a bit selfish for only care about herself and not about Selena, also I think its risky for Zach to guarantee immunity to Kyra and Robert, he has two options: 1st: He stays for his promise. If one of his nominees are able to safe themselves, he and Chaz has to choose between Steph, Dane and Charley. And as Steph is close with both of them and he might risk to show himself as the twin, I think she will be safe. So now its hoping. As I like Charley way over Dane, I would like to see Dane nominated. That would make sense because neither Zach or Chaz have really talked with Dane. 2nd: Chaz doesn’t know about the deal and has the full amount of contestants to choose from. If he nominates either Kyra or Robert, he will lose the trust of them and if they both survive he might get eliminated next or they will find out that he is the twin and suggest him as a twin. Maybe Steph might be in danger because of this, too. So I really hope Zach sticks to his deal and nominates Dane as the replacement nominee if it comes to this conclusion. I wanna see some romantic stuff between Steph and Chaz <3

      • Caleb didn’t seem like was playing the game either, so who knows! 😛 Maybe Dane is secretly a mastermind of the game! 😛 Well, to be fair, if Kyra tried to save Selena too, she’d make it obvious that they are working together. But yeah, she could’ve won this competition easily and she could’ve ensured safety for both of them.
        Zach, so far, doesn’t seem like someone who will break his word easily, besides, if he does, he’s basically proven himself to be a liar and that’s not a good thing.
        As the time passes, there are less and less options for replacement nominees. 🙁
        Zach and Chaz talk for at least fifteen minutes while switching in the DR so they try to tell each other the most important things that happened (like the deal Zach made with Chaz) so Chaz knows about the deal, don’t worry, Yannik! 😉

        I loved all of your strategies and thoughts! :O I’m really happy you’re liking the season so far and I’m so happy you’ve decided to comment on the episodes! ☺
        Oh, with Steph now knowing about Zach and Chaz, who knows what might happen! 😛 😛 😛

    • Chaz is playing more with his heart while Zach is more strategic. Which is weird since Zach is a DJ and spends most of his time partying and Chaz is still in college, studying. xD

      Robert felt so safe until now and he thought that his alliance would keep ruling, but he was also very blindsided last week so he needs to get his head in the game again. One thing he did learn is not to trust anyone anymore. As a sergeant he cares a lot about his word, but a lot of people in this house do not.

      Hahahaha, I love it how your opinion about Caleb changed from “get him out” to “I want him in”. :3 Love it!

      Thanks so much, I’m really glad you’re enjoying this season, Sam! ☺

  • Yannik Baumann

    I feel like the female alliance turns more into a bad idea now. The problem is that Steph and Kyra both have each one male houseguest they are bonded with the most (Steph with Chaz, Kyra with Dane) In the moment I would like to see Chaz, Charley and Steph in the finally, and if there wasn’t Steph I would want either Karen or Caleb. In my opinion these are the most interesting in my opinion, and I honestly wouldn’t miss the first alliance (maybe Kyra though but she would be on 5th or 6th place 🙂 I’m just hoping that Caleb or Steph win the Power of Veto. The problem is that Karen can’t choose to safe Caleb because that would ruin their strategy to come across as the enemies in this house 😐

    • As I’ve just said to Spencer, alliances this season are very fragile. Next week it might all change haha! 😛 But I love your opinions and predictions haha, I really love hearing your thoughts like that! 😀

      Aaaaaand, you can check out who won the Veto, as the Power of Veto winner has just been revealed! 😉 😛

  • spencer tenesen

    This might be a shocker but Im not surprised to see Selena nominated but I’m very interested in that little conversation between Chaz aND Steph. She suggested someone, I just know that she suggested Selena. Isn’t obvious?

    I’m a bit sad to see that Selena wasn’t liked by the viewers or the HGs, that just wasn’t how I wanted her to be. I wanted her to be like Kandy but her time in the house is limited. As it depends on the loyalty of her alliance members. And that’s something every HG is struggling with ( except Robert ) so unless she wins the veto, her chances of staying are slim.

    I hope I could see Selena, Karen, Kyra, and Charley as the juries. Think about it. That will be a lot of fun.

    I was thinking, how about releasing an episode or two giving us a brief look at what happened to the HGs after the show. I think that would be great. But the decision is yours to make.

    Sorry for not commenting on the previous episode, I was so busy and my exams are around the corner ( I know, exams again * sighs * ) so I might not be able to comment on every episode as soon as it’s released, so please excuse me.

    • There are a lot of young girls this season and they are all want to be the leader one. So naturally, there is sort of rivalry between Steph, Selena, Charley and so on… 😀

      I don’t think she isn’t liked. To be honest, I love writing for her, I do for a lot of HouseGuests this season, especially the ones I didn’t think of. And naturally, you’d love to see her win, but I can’t promise anything. Adam’s Lily was evicted first for example.
      Her biggest problem was winning the HoH which forced her to show her cards too soon and she is also very paranoid (which is to be expected in Big Brother house). But that doesn’t mean that she’s not a great strategic player. She definitely is! :)))

      Alliances this season are very fragile and every week it all changes, you got that right! ☺

      An all female Jury once again? 😛 Hahahah, we’ll have to wait and see! 😉 And about the ex-houseguests do you mean about season 1 houseguests or season 2? Since (and this is a brand new information for you), some of the season one HouseGuests will be coming to the house soon! 😉 What for? I’ll let you guess! 😛

      It’s okay, Spencer, I really don’t mind waiting for your comments. At all! ☺☺ Trust me, I know, work and exams are killing me too. But good luck and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! Thanks for such a great comment! :)))

      • spencer tenesen

        I’m talking about season 2 houseguests. I hope you don’t mind that.

        And I think the first season HGs appearance will be similar to that of Don, Nina, and Dina I the first season, that’s my guess.

        • That’s not a bad idea at all, I might do a spin-off episode or two which would focus on evicted houseguests and their lives outside the house! ☺