Big Brother 2, Episode 12: Mike's Delusions of Grandeur
by David Bloomberg
In case you didn't know, the whole world revolves around Mike. Hell, probably the whole universe. He is "the star" and everybody else are just "extras." Other people are just there for him to use as he pleases. Oh, some other stuff happened too, but Mike has brought new meaning to the word "arrogant."
You know, the more I see of Mike, the less I like him – and that’s saying a lot since I already dislike him quite a bit. So when Big Brother 2 kept showing him at the table after the nominations, and complaining to Will, and complaining in the Diary Room, and complaining to whoever else would listen (and some who wouldn’t), I just kept getting more and more annoyed with the little twit.
“Kent f---ed me,” says Mike. Kent lied, Kent was deceitful. What? I didn’t realize they allowed illegal drugs in the house. Frankly, that’s the only thing I can think of that would explain Mike’s absolutely ridiculous statements. But it gets worse. He goes on about how he feels like he’s in a movie and the extras have taken over from the stars. He, of course, is a star. Kent and the others are extras. Man, get over yourself. You are seriously going to be in shock after being voted out on Thursday when you get home and start hitting the internet and realize that we all think you’re a childish idiot. As Kent said, you’re immature and it’s time for you to go home. You’re not a star; you’re as dense as a black hole (which may actually be what’s between your ears).
OK, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, we can move on to other things that happened. As usual for a Tuesday, it was less than exciting. In terms of politics, Will tried to form an alliance with Nicole in order to save Mike. Mike said he didn’t want to lobby against Krista, and Nicole suspected as much and instructed Will to have Mike actually come and talk to her. I just don’t think it’s going to happen, even though Will again played the “I’m less of a threat to you” card. Nicole should keep something in mind – in Survivor 1, Kelly kept Richard around because he appeared to be less of a threat to her. He won. She lost. It’s a good lesson to remember.
Hardy said he was dropping out of all alliances and didn’t want to even talk about nominations or votes or whatever. Kent tried to bring him back into The Other People (TOP) by making what appeared to be veiled threats. Kent, you’re not a diplomat. Hardy dropped the hint that there is another group besides TOP (that would be The Untouchables – Hardy, Monica, and Krista – at least that’s who was in it when last we heard about them), but Kent didn’t seem to pick up on it.
Besides these two rather unimportant-looking political developments, there was also a reward challenge and the results from the viewer question of the week. The challenge was to throw CDs into a bowl floating in the pool. Monica won and got to listen to a Michael Jackson CD that she had picked. Woohoo. Thrill-a-minute. The question of the week asked which houseguest should win a three-minute call from home. Surprisingly, it wasn’t Will or Mike! Hardy won by a mere 34 votes, and spoke to his grandmother.
As I psychically predicted earlier this week, we were also shown some footage of the houseguests messing around with the Ouija board. Nicole is a firm True Believer in this stuff, and Kent seemed to be the most skeptical. Will admitted that he just told people what they wanted to hear, and made up the whole bit about having a cousin who died in an oil rig accident. He is indeed cementing his position as one of the biggest liars in the U.S. – I mean, who but a pathological liar could come up with a story like that on the spur of the moment?
The only other incident involved Nicole’s clean freak tendencies coming out again. She has apparently been cleaning stuff (like the bathroom) on her own initiative and then complaining that nobody else is doing it. (That’s not true – Shannon cleaned the toilet just last week…). When the others tried to point out to her that she hasn’t given anybody a chance to clean anything, she felt like she was being attacked. I was wondering when somebody would finally get mad at Monica (everybody else has had at least one person mad at them for something), and this was it. Nicole said that if she gets Head of Household, to heck with nominating Will, she’s nominating Monica! Well, that should start some sparks flying. And here people were beginning to think it might get boring after Chill Town was gone.
Everybody knows that they have to turn on each other eventually. That’s part of the game. Even if you really like the other people, there can only be one winner. But right now, I don’t care about any of that. I just really, really hope they do the smart thing and get rid of Mike.