Candice goes on the block, but Howard remains the target

July 29, 2013

A Recap of Day 39 in the Big Brother 15 House

9:00-10:00 AM: Wanting to make Spencer and Howard feel comfortable and safe, Judd told Spencer that he was willing team up with him and save Howard this week. Andy also went along with it. It was discussed last night that they would make Spencer and Howard believe that Howard was safe, making him less likely to do anything crazy or use a coup d'etat that they are afraid that he may have. Spencer eventually went to Aaryn and let her know that there is a plan in place to save Howard.

10:00-11:00 AM: At the veto ceremony, Spencer used the Power of Veto on himself, forcing Aaryn to name a replacement nominee. As expected, Aaryn nominated Candice in his place. Amanda had caught wind of the fake deal to keep Howard safe, but felt that Judd was not up front with her about it. She then began freaking out that there was an actual plan to send her home this week. Andy reassured her that she was going nowhere. She then spoke with Judd and he told her that he didn't want to say anything to her cause he didn't want to freak her out. Amanda told Helen that it was still fishy that Judd made a fake deal. She and Helen discussed that Judd may have to be sent home soon, but Amanda later said that she had regained trust in Judd once GinaMarie told her that Judd came to her and said that someone would be approaching her with a deal and just go along with it but it's not real.

12:00-1:00 PM: Spencer told Howard that, worst case scenario, they have the four votes necessary to force a tie, as he believes that Judd, Andy and GinaMarie are on board with them. In the event of a tie, he stated that he would call Aaryn out during the live show, trying to force her hand into keeping Howard around.

Meanwhile, in the HoH room, there was plenty of paranoia about Jessie. Amanda, Helen and Aaryn were having a discussion about the two of them. Amanda was concerned when she found out that Jessie had even insinuated that it may be the time to take her out. Helen tried to calm her concerns, saying that Jessie more or less was just looking for confirmation that they were on the same page this week. Helen told Amanda that Jessie is not gunning for her. Aaryn had a different sort of concern with Aaryn, being that she believes that Jessie will be in the Final 2 if she isn't taken out before jury. Aaryn feels that everyone will think that Jessie is someone that they can easily beat in the end. Aaryn was also upset to hear that Jessie told Helen that she wants Aaryn out before jury. In actuality, it was Helen that went to Jessie and said that Aaryn needed to go before jury. Jessie simply went along with it.

5:00-6:00 PM: Aaryn, Helen and Amanda had another meeting in the HoH room, this time discussing Judd. All three believe that Judd is the MVP, and they were discussing his brilliance. Helen figured that Judd wants her out because he believes that she will play the second half of the game with Elissa and Andy, not him. Similarly, Amanda thinks that it's the same when it comes to her and McCrae. They believe that Judd is trying to set himself to have the best chance of making it to the end and making it to the end with a jury that is favourable to him. The girls decided that Judd will have to go soon, but they did not want anyone to find out that they were on to him. They agreed to keep things between their circle of trust, yet Amanda immediately went to Andy with their theory that Judd is MVP. Andy said that it all makes sense now.

7:00-8:00 PM: While Spencer has been doing most of the plotting to keep Howard safe this week, Howard briefly spoke with both Judd and Andy to let them know that they are all he's got and he is counting on them. Both said that they are on board for keeping him. Howard said that he appreciates it and that it will automatically switch the power in the house. Shortly after, Amanda asked Judd and Andy if Howard and Spencer had came to them to solidify a deal. They said yes and that they went along with everything.

Some paranoia continued to fill the head of Amanda, as she started to believe that this whole fake alliance would backfire on her and that she may be heading home. Andy reassured her that it would be a 4-4 vote in the very worst case, which would allow Aaryn to keep her. Amanda then went and spoke with GinaMarie and Aaryn, both of whom were very aware that Amanda was freaking out. After Amanda left, Aaryn told GinaMarie that Amanda needs to stop acting like this. Aaryn said that the more Amanda brings it up, it makes her think "should we do it?" in reference to evicting Amanda this week. Aaryn said that she would not evict Amanda if it came down to a tiebreaker, but all it would take is five votes. As for Aaryn's suggestion on who GinaMarie should vote to evict, she told her to go speak with Helen on the day of the vote.

8:00-9:00 PM: GinaMarie was one of the busier houseguests in terms of conversations throughout the remainder of the evening, as many people approached her in attempt to sway her vote. Spencer explained to her that Helen and Amanda must be working together, seeing as Helen loves both Howard and Candice but is willing to sacrifice one of them to keep Amanda safe. He went on to say that if there is any way that he can keep Howard while getting rid of a big enemy (Amanda), you better believe he will do it. Howard then talked to GinaMarie about keeping him. GinaMarie was quite curious as to why Amanda acts like the queen of the throne yet is is thinking that she would be going home. GinaMarie said that it shows that Amanda is guilty of something. She said that Amanda spreads lies, is manipulative and is disgusting. Howard and Spencer then met up and discussed that they will honour their word to those that keep him safe, making it 8 on 3 with McCrae, Helen and Elissa being the odd ones out. Finally, Helen spoke with GinaMarie. Helen told her that Amanda and McCrae have been loyal to her and Elissa, so she is going to be loyal back. Helen told GinaMarie to come to her and Aaryn on Thursday and they will confirm the vote for her.

11:00-12:00 AM: Amanda, Andy, Aaryn and McCrae were discussing the upcoming vote and, in particular, Judd. Amanda is convinced that Judd is actually trying to flip the vote against her, which led Andy to question if they need to take him out this week if there is a double eviction. Amanda said that they do indeed need to evict Judd. McCrae said that he wasn't so sure, as he doesn't know for sure that Judd is turning on them. Amanda couldn't believe what she was hearing, and replied by saying come on, it's so obvious! Aaryn was also against getting rid of Judd right now, feeling that Candice needs to go first.

1:00-2:00 AM: - Elissa and Aaryn had a one on one conversation, in which they talked out their issues. Elissa explained that she didn't want to be a part of the drama or racial slurs. Aaryn said that "there have been no racial slurs. Why would I say that in front of America? That could harm me when I get out of here." Aaryn believes that people have been telling Elissa things about Aaryn that she has not actually said. She also wonders if what people have told her about Elissa is also untrue. Elissa explained that she simply couldn't be associated with someone that was involved in that type of controversy, so that's why she stayed distant and wanted no part of Aaryn in the past.

Elissa said that she is glad to move past their issues and is willing to move on. Elissa said that they can move forward and play the game together. Aaryn agreed. Elissa told her that they could turn things around and make it where nobody would know. Aaryn said that she now sees Elissa as a person, not just someone in a game or Rachel's sister, after getting to talk to her. Aaryn told Elissa that she has now grown a respect for her, after previously believing that she was a bad person.

3:00-4:00 AM: GinaMarie told Aaryn that Howard and Spencer really really want Amanda out bad and think that she is voting her out. Aaryn said that it's not going to happen. GinaMarie said that they explained that McCrae, Amanda, Helen and Elissa will be the Final 4 if Amanda stays, as they will pick everyone off. Aaryn said that she wants Candice out bad, but "everything that Amanda says in this house goes". Aaryn said that Amanda is so condescending. The girls agreed that they would be able to work with Howard in some capacity, while there is no way that they can do anything with Candice. That being said, they feel that there is little hope of the vote switching at this point.

Moving forward, Aaryn believes that they are capable of winning this game. Aaryn pointed out that Kaitlin was extremely negative about the chances of the herself, Aaryn and GinaMarie sticking around, but the two of them are still going strong. Aaryn told GinaMarie that the way to get on Amanda's good side is to tell her everything. GinaMarie didn't want to be a rat, but Aaryn pointed out that Ian was the rat last year and won the game. Aaryn said that she believes that they can get to the Final 5. GinaMarie wasnt so sure, as she expects McCrae, Amanda, Elissa and Helen to make it. Aaryn said that they want Elissa out, there is an opportunity for them to squeeze their way in.

GinaMarie then spoke with Judd before heading to bed. She told Judd that Spencer and Howard actually believe that she is voting out Amanda. GinaMarie revealed that she wants Candice to go home, but doesn't think that it is going to happen. Judd agreed, saying that he would rather have Howard stay. The two don't understand why everyone sees Howard as such a threat. They are convinced that he not throwing competitions. Judd believes that it all comes down to Amanda's personal vendetta against Howard. Judd and GinaMarie agreed that they will have to make some big moves at some point. Judd said that he trusts Amanda, McCrae and Aaryn the most. He said that he also trusts Andy, but feels that he is close to Helen. He said that he does like Helen and Elissa as well.

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