Bunky is proud of himself and Will is crying; Will refuses to put the others in a bad position, but Bunky does just that -- whoa, we must be in a mirror universe.
Normally, Tuesdays would involve a lot of politicking as the recent nominees (from Saturday) try to stick around and the others try to figure out who should go. But this isn’t a normal week. There was no Saturday episode, and there is no Head of Household.
Of course, there still was plenty of politicking. It was just less directed.
Let’s see if we can cut through the excess and get down to the nitty-gritty. Monica is mad at Nicole and wants her out. Bunky likes Monica and wants her in the final three with him. The problem is that he also wants Nicole in the final three. He has told Monica about the first part, but not the second. Good luck on that one. Meanwhile, he’s working on Nicole to try to pry her away from Hardy.
Similarly, Will has been trying to break up the Nicole/Hardy team, but Nicole knows that’s what he’s up to and won’t let him do it. Nicole loves all three guys and wants to get rid of Monica. Will doesn’t like anybody and doesn’t care who goes as long as it’s not him.
Will tries to suck up to Monica by using his actual honest-to-goodness show of emotion (crying) caused by Krista’s departure to show her that he is a human being (we’ll need more proof than that). So, yes, Will apparently does actually have a heart. It’s small and cold and buried deep inside, but it can eventually be reached. Still, once it was reached, he tried to use it to his advantage, as always. For her part, Monica was not fooled. Imagine that, the admitted liar can’t get people to believe him. Who’d a thought it?
Bunky and Will want Hardy out because both think he’s a threat and also a schemer and plotter. As Will said, until BB2, he himself was the most egotistical and self-centered person he knew – but then he met Hardy and was shocked to find somebody even worse. For his part, Hardy wants Will out, but then, that’s been no secret for many weeks now.
There were two competitions shown today, luxury and food. The luxury reward was a private screening of American Pie 2, complete with big screen TV, buttered popcorn, the works. The competition involved a movie ticket frozen in a block of ice. Using only a wooden hammer handle and a small bucket for water, they competed to see who could get the ticket out first.
Much to his own surprise, Bunky won! He was so proud of himself because he did it himself without any help at all. Jeez, he sounds like my 5-year-old. But then they are told that the ticket admits two, so Bunky has to choose. He gives each of the others 30 seconds to explain why they should go in with him. Nicole really pushes it with her speech, including a (seemingly) joking mention that she didn’t nominate him. Ouch. Monica says she can see it when she gets out, so don’t worry. Will withdraws his name because he’d promised Shannon he’d see it with her. How sweet. Wonder what she’s doing right now with her (ex?)boyfriend…
Bunky picks Monica, saying he did so because she was so close behind him in the game. Although she didn’t ask to be picked, she said she enjoyed it and that it was the greatest gift she could get at this point in the game. Nicole was less than happy.
If she wasn’t happy about that, imagine how she’ll feel about the results of the next competition once she finds out what happened. For the food competition, each player was privately offered money to cause everybody in the house to eat only PB&J for a certain number of days. The first offer was $2500 for five days. Nobody took it. The second was $5000 for four days. After much hesitation and after being assured that nobody at BB2 would tell the others who accepted, Bunky took it. Hello? Bunky? Have you noticed those planes flying banners over the house every day? I’m sure they won’t say anything about it being you. Besides, you’re always so good at hiding your emotions.
Anyway, he didn’t even wait for their highest offer, which was $7500 for only three days. Hardy actually took that one, but because Bunky had a lower number than Hardy, it was Bunky’s that went through. He won the money, but everybody in the house is trying to figure out who sold them out.
After a bit, Hardy ‘fesses up that he had accepted the $7500 offer, which blows Nicole’s mind and reinforces Monica’s opinion that he’d do anything for money. But nobody admits to being the one who took the five grand. Nicole is really pissed off. Will notes that even if nobody knows now, the others who are voted off will find out and may very well hold it against that person should s/he make it to the final two. Another thing Bunky failed to consider. But Will is sure it’s not Bunky because if it were, he’d have broken down crying by now. Well, I guess that reputation worked in Bunky’s favor this time – so far.
Privately, though, Bunky is going through Hell. He feels guilty, he hates himself, he doesn’t think he’s a good person, he didn’t think it through, etc. In other words, there’s no way he’s going to last without confessing to his sin of greed.
That, however, will have to wait until the special Wednesday night episode, which also airs an hour earlier than the usual nights (8/7 Central). Then we’re back to Thursday again, though it doesn’t look like there will be an eviction this week. See ya then.