Big Brother Spoilers - It Came From the Feeds 8/8/2012
Things have been fairly quiet in the Big Brother house since the big reset and Danielle's shocking nominations, at least on the surface. The reset did little to change the social atmosphere in the house, everybody is still either in full on game mode, or simply moping about.
Yesterday morning, Mike Boogie was gloating into the feed cams to Janelle's family about sending her home. For being the only one that supposedly didn't want back in the Big Brother game, Boogie has certainly slithered right back into the game. The entire day was full of Janelle trying to save her butt and getting nothing but false promises. Ashley, Britney, and Wil went from discussing giving Janelle the heads up that they were going to vote against her, to Ashley assuring her that she and Wil would definitely be voting to keep her in the house. Janelle then makes the tactical error of trying to convince Shane to support her, he tells her in order to get his support she must also get Danielle's support.
Janelle's biggest mistake, and the one that proves she has completely slipped from the game play, is approaching Dan to try to appeal to his half hearted suggestion that the coaches stick together. The reason that plan did not last, Janelle, is that the a coaches alliance would simply result in them being systematically put up for eviction. The odds are simply not in her favor. I can understand where Janelle may have thought for a few seconds that this might be an easy way to get a few votes back together, but its an idea that should have quickly melted in the sunshine of logic and reason; apparently she has neither.
So far, surprisingly, it is Ashley and Wil that seem to have the playing field mapped out best. They eye Dan and Danielle, and the Boogie, Frank, and Shane trio as threats, and correctly categorize Britney as being a floater more than a player. These two could put together a hell of an alliance.
Another emerging threat is Ian. Laugh if you must, but this kid is playing the game and he's playing it right. He's managed to quietly keep himself off the radar, and his awkward obliqueness truly confounds the other members of the house. I don't think there is anyone that could match him in terms of intelligence, the question is does he have a master plan he is working.
Oh and that showmance everybody is talking about in Big Brother land these days, Shane and Danielle; Shane tried to convince Danielle they should keep their distance to take the heat off, and Danielle was pretty mad at the suggestion.