With Kent as Head of Household, Chill Town has good reason to be afraid. But they aren't the only ones who have done things Kent didn't like. So who will it be? Vengeance is a dish best served in the nomination ritual.
Well, at least there was a small surprise today. I was fairly sure Kent would nominate Mike and Will, so he would make sure at least one of the remaining Chill Townies would get the boot. But Kent decided that was too boring. So he hemmed and hawed for a while. Should he put up Mike or Will against Hardy? Or Bunky? Just to show Chill Town who was really in charge and that they could put up anybody against them and be assured of winning? Needless to say, Bunky wasn’t too thrilled at the idea (though we did get to see more footage of the “Odd Couple” just so we might think, momentarily, that Bunky would indeed be the choice). So who would it be?
Well, before we get to that, let’s take a look at what else went on. Will talked about how Shannon left with her head held high. He said he came in that way, but since then has lied, cheated, and stolen, and so will go out with his head hung low. Um, Will? You certainly did all of those things, but so did Shannon. And while you snickered at the toothbrush incident, she was the one who actually did it. She may have appeared to have her head held high, but viewer opinion of her is down in the gutter – with you.
Speaking of Will as a liar, it is somewhat amazing to me that Kent even considered making a deal with the man. But there he was, offering Will a free pass if Will would promise not to nominate Kent. Will took the deal immediately. Indeed, he had been pressing for it, talking to Kent about how, as the most hated person in the house, he was no threat to Kent. I would have expected nothing less from Will. But Kent? C’mon, man! Where is your head? No sooner had he made the deal then there was Will, confessing to the cameras that, “I’m the biggest liar in the house” – maybe California or even the entire U.S.! (I’m sure that will do wonders for any future patients you might have, Dr. Dishonest.) Will flat-out stated that when (not if) he wins Head of Household (HoH), he will nominate Kent and Hardy. I almost want Will to win just so I can see Kent’s face. Heck, Kent might deserve it just for thinking he could trust this guy.
Moving away from personalities for a moment, let me quickly recap the food competition. It was another group competition, so no PB&J for anybody this week. Each houseguest (minus HoH Kent) took a food group (meat, dairy, veggies, fruit, starches, seafood, and sweets) and had to correctly answer two out of three questions about that group. Nicole (not surprisingly) took veggies and got them both right. Hardy (also not surprisingly, for those who think of him as beefcake) took meat and also got them right. Monica missed two dairy questions. Mike got the starches, Will got the seafood. Krista, who had said the only thing she knew about was fruit, got ‘em wrong. In fact, she wasn’t even close. When asked what kind of fruit she’d be eating if it was an Anjou, Bartlett, or Bosc, she answered “mushroom.” Mushroom? Hello? I have to agree with Will (mark this down on your calendar) when he said the last time he checked, mushrooms weren’t even fruits. Sorry, Krista, there wasn’t a fungus food group. Finally, Bunky came through to get the sweets.
In other news, since Shannon left, CBS had to find somebody else to focus on for the sex aspect of the house. Krista is the big winner. First she discussed how her sex drive is in overdrive and she doesn’t know how Monica has stayed celibate for several years at a time. Nicole chimed in helpfully that about eight months ago, she was afraid she was scaring off her husband-to-be because she became sexually insatiable for about four months. She’s all better now, though (I could swear I heard producers saying “Dammit!” in the background).
So what was that leading up to? Mike. As we saw last episode, Mike has been hitting on Krista. He wants to “spoon” with her (sleep and cuddle). Krista has been reluctant so far. (Mike – here’s a hint; try lots of alcohol and a knife. It worked for Justin. Briefly.) So Mike decided to use an art project to hit on her some more. They were each given a mosaic stepping stone kit to do with whatever they pleased. Kirsta put her name and a hot pepper. Hardy made a Navaho broken heart cross. Monica made a star. Kent spelled out, “Go Vols” (for the Tennessee Volunteers). And Mike made a heart and a spoon for Krista. How cute. He thought she’d find it sweet. She told the cameras she thinks he lost his mind.
Mike didn’t stop there. He borrowed Will’s kimono and got into Krista’s bed, waiting for her. She left to go outside and appeared torn between thinking he was nuts and he was sweet. Meanwhile, Mike fell asleep in her bed. She eventually did join him, but we only saw about two seconds, and so don’t know if it lasted or was just for those two seconds we saw.
Whatever it might be, it’s doomed from the start. Why? Because just as Hardy nominated one couple last week, Kent did it again this week. Yes, revenge is sweet. Rather than go with the obvious and nominate Will and Mike, Kent made the deal with Will and instead nominated Krista. Mind you, he doesn’t think Krista will actually be voted out, but since she’d nominated him a couple weeks ago, he figured he owed her one. Besides that, he explained at the nomination that he felt she was playing for Krista, by Krista (well who the hell else is she going to play for?), and that she has betrayed confidences and he just doesn’t like the way she’s playing the game. Ouch.
To Mike, Kent said that Chill Town meant hatefulness and meanspiritedness, and while he doesn’t think Mike is that way outside the house, that’s the way he acted in here. When Kent was done, Mike tried to shoot off a low blow by asking what Kent would say to his daughter when she asked why Kent nominated Mike after Mike saved him in the first week (the low blow part is bringing Kent’s daughter into this, in case that wasn’t obvious). Kent fired back that he doesn’t owe Mike anything. Indeed, I have to agree with Kent here. Mike has been going on and on and on about how Kent “owes” him for not nominating him in the first week. Give me a break. Get over yourself. Once again, we see how the Chill Town folks think the world revolves around them. Even as they are being eliminated, they just don’t get it. To top it off Mike said that he doesn’t want to hear anything more about Chill Town being bad because the rest of them are the same. At some point, they will have to turn on each other because only one can win. Yes, that’s true. But just because they’ve formed an anti-Chill Town alliance doesn’t mean they are just like Chill Town. They formed an alliance to get rid of the arrogant SOBs in Chill Town. Chill Town formed an alliance of arrogant SOBs. Big difference. Then again, since Mike is one of them, I guess I can’t expect him to actually grasp this concept.
Kent responded to Mike in what I thought was very appropriate. He said it doesn’t matter so much when he leaves as how he leaves. Kent will still have his dignity. I’m not sure Mike ever had any to begin with. As if to bolster that opinion, Mike said in the Diary Room that it’s going to be a war this week between he and Kent. Kent, hide your toothbrush. Mike, you’d better pack yours. You did enough things to piss off Kent that he decided to take revenge by putting you up for almost certain eviction. And Krista is up there with you also for vengeance purposes. You may think Kent owes you, but instead, you’re just getting paid back for your actions and attitude. And payback is a bitch.