Pretty Janelle Saves Herself – Big Brother 6: Episode 25
By Diana Kaaha
It’s POV night. Five Houseguests remain. With Beau no longer in the running to be the next Big Brother winner, his ousting also marks the splitting of the last original partners. This means that the chances of any of these little housemates winning the million dollar grand prize no longer exist. As has been the nature of this season’s beast, the power continues to switch sides like clock work. This puts Ivette in the HOH driver’s seat as we near the final days. Let’s see how long Ivette can stay on the narrow path that is her Friendship faction as she realizes how close she is to nabbing the $500,000 dollars still up for grabs. Here’s all you need to know.
Ivette is obviously ecstatic at finally winning HOH. She screams through the house, “I’m HOH!” Following this exclamation of glee, Ivette announces to her minions that Janelle is going home. They all gloat over their evil plan to send the pretty and smart Janelle out of the house.
Ivette runs to her HOH room. Inside is the photo everyone is hoping to see – a photo of her girlfriend, “Tushy.” Maggie and April ooh and ah over how cute Ivette's glasses-wearing, fuzzy haired girlfriend is. Janelle is not so impressed and let’s us know with unflattering words. Meanwhile, Howie irks Ivette when he helps himself to her HOH candy without asking permission first.
It is a no-brainer that Janelle and Howie will be nominated for the chopping block. They talk about making a deal with Ivette, followed by some Jedi saber playing. It appears that Howie takes his saber with him wherever he goes. The funny this is when the Friendship group, now calling themselves Girl Scouts, watch Howie on the HOH flat screen.
The silliness ends when Nomination time arrives. Ivette pulls Aprils key out of the Nomination key holder. April pulls the next key, calling Maggie’s name. Surprise – this leaves Howie and Janelle’s butts burning in sizzling seats without a safe key.
In the Diary Room, Howie regales us with a little rhyme. “No biggie. No Sweat. This game’s not over yet.”
This turn of events makes Janelle hungry for the upcoming POV. It is her only hope.
The Veto Competition ensues. The Houseguests are called into the backyard individually. The game involves a big screen with headshots of all fourteen Houseguests, but here’s the rub – each photo is a combination of three different faces. The highlight of this Morphomatic game is when we see a mix of Kaysar, Beau and Rachael’s faces. This ugly sight at least gave us a taste of our beloved King Kaysar.
All the players think they screwed up in the game, and in the end it is the POV hungry Janelle who reigns supreme. This leaves the Girl Scouts shaking in their Friendship boots. They all admit that they fear Janelle, and yada on and on about how she uses her feminine wiles to manipulate men. This may be slightly true, but this is a game and all is fair in love, war and Big Brother. Their whining is enough to make a person miss James and his lying, snaky ways.
Janelle and Howie want to make a deal with Ivette, but nature takes its course when Ivette approaches Howie, unsolicited. She plops herself down on a chair next to Howie, who’s in the pool and proceeds to give him a hypothetical scenario. What if she got rid of April and kept Howie? Our smart Jedi boy lets her yap, while he listens. Odds are that thoughts of little dollar signs are beginning to turn this little lesbian into a more strategic player. She knows her chances are better at the end if she is sitting next to Howie, rather than one of her little minions.
The POV Ceremony follows. Janelle, who cannot wait to see Ivette nominate one of her own, saves herself. The Big Brother cameras give us an eyeful of April and Maggie as fear sweeps across their hard, cold faces.
Surprise – not – Ivette names April to fill the hot seat next to Hurricane Howie.
Speaking of hurricanes, all these little sequestered housemates are clueless about Katrina. This will be especially hard on Howie who is a meteorology student, and well-known in the house for calling himself “Hurricane Howie.”
As the credits roll, we are left with the power in the Girl Scout’s hands. But, Janelle still holds strong to keep Kaysar’s rule alive. She is in the Final Four, and the way the house flips upside down, my money is on Janelle. Plus, she is the only remaining Houseguest in the house worthy of winning the game.