It sadly speaks volumes of this season of Big Brother when the most anticipated eviction to date of the season seems boring, and the fifth scheduled returning houseguest in show history seems more of an anticlimax and a footnote more than anything else. But yet here we are on the evening of Day 62.
There was some excitement in the house this day earlier on as a discussion between the season’s odd couple, Aaryn Gries and Elissa Slater, turned into a shadowy game of who said what. When Elissa tried to talk sense into Aaryn first thing in the morning, Aaryn accused Elissa of threats to Helen Kim as soon as Elissa was out of earshot. From there, it got messy, as hints and allegations got thrown around liberally over the ensuing minutes and hours. At one point, Elissa told Aaryn she’s Rachel sister, therefore she isn’t going anywhere. (Didn’t I say back in June that Elissa might have some DR stroke? I think I did.) At another point, Amanda Zuckerman and Slater were having cross words, and Elissa dished it out just as quickly as she was taking it.
Then there was the usual “the game is rigged for Elissa” vitriol from the houseguests behind Elissa’s back, (somewhat verified by Elissa’s own comments) followed by the usual rounds of “I’m sorry” and “I love you” all around, ending what had started a couple of hours later.
Simply put: if Helen goes out the door tomorrow and does not return, Amanda has this game on lock. She’ll go to the end and pick up one of those checks with a five and some zeros in it. I’m not saying she’ll win, but she should make the final two. The only question is whether or not Zuckerman has a catastrophic blowup sometime between now and the time the game ends. Considering her dependency for Adderall, that still can happen.
I’m sure the live show tomorrow will hype the chances of whoever returns, but who it is doesn’t really matter all that much at this point.