Big Brother 14 saw a night of big changes as the house guest list is shrinking, and the remaining competitors needed to choose sides. What was before the plan to protect the almighty quack pack alliance is no more. That was decided by a contentious veto competition that saw a new player emerge as a contender. The CBS Big Brother house has turned a corner as the infamous “final two” words were spoken for the first time during last night’s episode.
Britney started things off by coaching Ian about the “saving the quack pack” plan. But that hinged on Dan throwing the veto competition so that Britney or Shane could win in order to save Dan, as well as keeping themselves safe. Dan let us know in the diary room that he only trusts himself, even if it means sacrificing the alliance.
Jenn chatted up Frank and let him know she’s down for working together, although she stopped short of saying the magic words “final two”.
The veto consisted of a truth or dare type of competition with various punishments that were audience inspired. Dan started off by indulging in some disgusting gastronomic offerings of pigs’ ears and boiled cow stomach, (that’s affectionately referred to as tripe, sounds better, no?). This made Britney “pissed” because she saw that Dan was not following the plan.
Frank then took an avocado bath, followed by a chum shower, (that must be repeated for 24 hours), and topped it off by donning a big foamy carrot costume to keep the stench close. Finally he opted to stay in the veto game by forgoing the next head of household competition.
Dan racked up some big points by choosing to go to a 24-hour solitary dance party. This further irritated Britney since she expects she’ll be the replacement nominee should he win the veto and save himself.
Frank pulled a boner after being so close to winning the veto. He whispered an answer to Britney and ended up eliminated. As it came down to the wire, Jenn chose to accept a slop ticket for the rest of the season to win the veto and block Dan from winning it.
Dan’s back is against the wall, he knows it and the others are talking about it. He actually likes his 24 hours of solitary punishment saying it gives him an opportunity to regroup and strategize.
Dan emerged from his confinement with a fiendish plan. He put on an Emmy-worthy self-hosted funeral for himself, as all expected he’s headed out the door. He deep sixed his closest ally Danielle as a possible way to instill a worm into the houseguests’ minds.
Dan then talked privately with Frank, bible in hand, and supplied him with all the back story he’d been missing. He revealed the quack pack plans all in the name of completely changing the game, and of course saving himself (and Danielle) in the process.
Dan’s proposal is to back door Britney and he tried to sell Frank on why she’s the most dangerous player. “She’s covered on all bases”, he said. No one is going to nominate her. Dan needs Frank to convince Jenn to use the veto on him, then put Britney up as a replacement nominee and vote her out.
The new alliance would be Frank, Dan, Danielle, and Jenn. Ian and Shane would be isolated along with chef Joe. Frank was the first to utter those infamous words to Dan “final two”.
That phrase was followed quickly by a stern warning from Frank of , “Don’t be bullsh!!ting me Dan”. Dan swears on his bible, his wedding ring, and on the chain around his neck he claims came from his dead grandfather that it’s all true.
So the deal was sealed albeit without an official name yet – Frank and Dan final two!
Now he had to wring in Danielle for the plan to continue. When he told her what he’d been up to she chastised him for humiliating her in front of the whole house and pleaded that he give her a heads up the next time he does something like this again.
He confessed that if he did, she wouldn’t cry like she did, prompting Danielle to say, “You are one sick person, Dan”.
Frank next informed Jenn of everything he’d learned, and Ian is now completely exposed as the mole that’s been manipulating the house behind everyone’s’ back. Dan thinks he may have a future “selling ice to Eskimos” given what he might pull off.
He’s convinced Frank, who dressed as a big carrot, took an avocado bath, a ‘round the clock chum shower, and took himself out of next weeks running for head of household, to save him.
Ian has already decided since their plan to save the quack pack was nixed by Jenn winning the second veto, he’s not using his veto power. After he announced his decision in front of the rest of the house, Jenn did use hers to save Dan. The plan is in place!
Frank stood up and let Ian know he’s on to him. Since he can’t put him up as a replacement because Ian also won a veto, he tells Britney to “pop a squat” as all look on with awe.
Dan is in heaven now, noting that just a week ago he was a “dead man walking”, and now he’s planning to take this ride to the end, redux!
For Britney, the fat lady may not be singing, but she’s sure warming up. As we all know though, just when you think you know what’s going to happen next, the unexpected happens.
Who do you think will be eliminated tonight?