|Fenny||Day 1||Day 82|
|Jon||Day 1||Day 82|
|Lars||Day 1||Day 82|
|Delea||Day 1||Day 76|
|Juliet||Day 1||Day 69|
|Cracker||Day 1||Day 62|
|Leah|| Day 1|
| Day 34|
|Aang||Day 1||Day 48|
|Mason||Day 1||Day 41|
|Mertha||Day 1||Day 27|
|Dottie||Day 1||Day 20|
|Barbera||Day 1||Day 13|
|Up for eviction|
|Big Brother 2 (Niftyness)|
|Previous Season||Playhouse S1|
|Next Season||Playhouse S3|
A series spawned by Reddit user TheNman1 (A.K.A, me!) and contributed to by myself and other people on the Brantsteele subreddit, Playhouse is a series dedicated to adding character to the simulation so that viewers have more connection and a sense of character and story as they view the simulation. Half or more of the characters in each series are submitted to me by Reddit users (with their permission, of course) and the remaining cast is created by me.
This season of Playhouse is known for having more antagonistic characters and villainous gameplay. With the tense and uncertain conflict between the villainous duo against the alliance caving in on itself, both fighting for the youngest houseguest to join their side and stay loyal to it, along with the addition of the Power of Veto allowing nominations to be shifted almost every week, Playhouse S2: Safety Net is a compelling season that shows what happens when you let go of some of your morals to try and play and win the game.
Link to the simulation that goes with this season: http://brantsteele.net/bigbrother/03/r.php?c=laheLg62
- Silver Power of Veto: This season will be the introduction of The Power of Veto to the series. A person who wins the veto can use it to save a nominee from eviction, and force the Head of Household to put up a replacement nominee.
- Jury of Ten, Final Two: Self-explanatory. Basically, everyone who is evicted is automatically a part of the jury in this season.
- Sacrifice to Return: The houseguests who are evicted in the first four weeks will have a chance to return into the game during the sixth week. They have to be willing to sacrifice more than the others wanting to return with them. The two who are willing to sacrifice the most will then have a chance to be voted in by the houseguests still in the game.
|Aang Xiaque||25||Basketball Player|
|Delea Samson||36||Police Officer|
|Dottie Silver||21||Clothing Designer|
|Fennet 'Fenny' Watson||18||Reality Gameshow Intern|
|Juliet Farris||27||Social Studies Teacher|
|Kaleez 'Cracker' Minyalet||22||College Student|
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6||Week 7||Week 8||Week 9||Week 10||Week 11||FINALE|| Eviction|
| Head of|
|Fenny||Mertha||Dottie||Mertha||Juliet||Head of Household||Aang||Leah||Nominated||Juliet||Nominated||Lars||Winner||1|
|Jon||Barbera||Dottie||Mertha||Leah||Mason||Head of Household||Vetoed|
|Dottie||Head of Household||Vetoed|
|Mason||Aang||Nominated||Head of Household||Nominated||Head of Household||Nominated||Jon||2|
|Delea||Barbera||Head of Household||Nominated||Leah||Mason||Aang||Head of Household||Cracker||Head of Household||Nominated||Evicted|
|Cracker||Head of Household||Dottie||Mertha||Head of Household||Juliet||Nominated||Lars||Nominated||Evicted|
A new batch of 12 Houseguests enter the house, each of them with their own backgrounds, struggles, and goals. They're all very unique, but there is one common thing holding them together, and yet at the same time keeping them from being a unified group: they all want to win by being the last person standing inside the playhouse.
|HOH||Pre-Veto Nominees||Veto Holder||Post-Veto Nominees||Evictee|
Barbera & Lars
Barbera & Mertha
The houseguests enter the house in three groups of four, slowly introducing each other and claiming beds. Right away there was already a little tension between Mertha and Lars who both were in the first group to enter the house. Lars set his stuff down on a bed, intending to claim it, and walked away to look at the rest of the house. When he came back, he saw Mertha had put his stuff on the floor and claimed the bed for herself instead. He tried to remain calm, telling himself that he didn’t want to get into a fight literally minutes into the game, and politely asked her why she took his stuff off the bed and put it on the floor. Mertha apologized, saying she didn’t notice that he was wanting to claim it. He said it was fine, just to ask next time she went messing with his stuff. He put his stuff on the bed farthest away from Mertha, glancing at the bed. He didn’t really care about it before, but now Lars was dead-set on taking that bed from Mertha eventually.
Once all the groups had entered, they introduced themselves one by one. After introductions, they drank some wine in celebration of making it on the show. Cracker was pumped to be in the game, and made huge shows of excitement like pounding his chest and shouting at the top of his lungs while the house was together, unified, and in camaraderie. After a bit, everyone decided to split off and start having their own conversations. The game had finally set afoot.
Aang stayed with Cracker in the kitchen after everyone else has spread out around the house, saying that he really liked Cracker’s energy. Cracker asked if Aang wanted to get some of the energy transferred into him, to which Aang said yes to with no hesitation. Cracker then told him to hold out his arm on the table, like he’s getting ready to arm wrestle. They got together, in arm wrestling position, and Aang thought they were going to do just that, when suddenly Cracker started gripping Aang’s hand hard, flexing his entire arm and yelling in order to do it. Aang instantly felt his arm shaking, but instinctively flexing and gripping back just as hard. Aang then started yelling back. They both slowly stood up, still locked in place. Suddenly, Cracker broke the connection by slamming Aang’s hand on the table. Cracker asked how that was, and Aang said he never felt so rushed in his entire life, his arm still flexed and shaking simultaneously. Cracker laughed loudly, walking over to Aang and putting an arm around his shoulder, saying that they’d be getting along very well in this house.
Meanwhile, in a neighboring room, Mertha, Barbera, Mason, and Lars were trying to talk and didn’t appreciate going deaf and having to speak over whatever the hell was going on in the kitchen. Barbera then decided to try speaking up a bit more just to be heard, saying that she felt really comfortable with that group of four. Lars glanced at Mertha for a second, but didn’t say anything. Mason was a little surprised, as he never had anyone say they were instinctively comfortable with him. Barbera then went on to say that all four of them could make an alliance together, to cut the awkward small talk and just secure safety for these early weeks. Lars liked the way Barbera handled things, and gladly agreed. Mason wasn’t all that good with strategy, so he just agreed to it as well. Mertha liked the group well enough just based on first impressions, so she said she was okay with it, too. Barbera announced it was a deal then, and told them all to tell one another if any of their names started popping up as potential targets. With that, Barbera left with no further discussion, leaving the other three to keep talking amongst themselves.
Fenny was walking around the whole house in amazement, starstruck that he was finally a part of a reality gameshow instead of just running small tasks for higher-ups behind the scenes of one. Jon was walking around as well, and saw Fenny in awe of it all. He approached Fenny, saying that he hadn’t seen a look like that since he gave his son a new car for his sixteenth birthday. Fenny looked over, saying that it was really surreal for him to be here. Jon said it was surreal for all of them that they were finally here, including him. Jon then said, however, that if Fenny took too much time looking at his surroundings, he might miss out on the action going on around him. He told Fenny that there was already strategy talk going on, and that if he missed it, he could get left behind in the dust. Fenny’s eyes widened, and he took off to go and find the nearest group of people to talk to. Jon smirked and shook his head a little, thinking to himself that the boy was going to go and screw himself over with his excitement. Jon then calmly walked in a different direction that Fenny had went.
The first HoH competition of the season occurred, and in a one-sided battle, Cracker took the competition by storm and won the first HoH of the game. Cracker walked into his HoH room, highly satisfied to be in power this first week. He then noticed a note in the HoH room, saying “Read This To Everyone.” He picked it up, and called for a house meeting in the living room. Everyone met together, and Cracker read the note out loud. It announced that in this season, alongside HoH competitions, there would be another weekly competition that would occur up until the final four. It was called the PoV competition, and it happened after nominations were set. Whoever wins it would be able to take a nominee off the block, forcing the HoH to put up a replacement nominee. The person who won PoV would be ineligible to be put up as the replacement nominee themselves. A few of the more strategically-inclined players were intrigued, while the other players reacted in shock. Mason, however, was clueless of what this all entailed and didn’t really react at all.
After the announcement, Cracker met up with Aang in the HoH room. Meanwhile, down on the ground level, Barbera kept going around, making deals with people and alliances with all sorts of different groups. She made an alliance between Jon, Delea, and Juliet, another one with Dottie and Fenny, and proposed a final two deal with Leah. Believing that her quick alliance-building would secure her safety for a few weeks if she could keep them all under wraps, she sat comfortably after creating all those deals.
Aang and Cracker met in the HoH room, with Aang asking where Cracker’s head was at for the moment. Cracker said he wasn’t entirely sure, but he knew 100% that we was going to keep Aang around for as long as possible. Aang thanked him for that, and they took a bit of time to come up with a handshake. After spending fifteen minutes perfecting it, they had their complex handshake down by memory and performed it one last time before deciding to actually start playing the game a little and decide who to nominate.
They called up Jon at one point, who came up and fist-bumped them on his way in. Cracker said he liked older guys who still knew how to be a bro. Jon shrugged and said he was once young himself. Jon then got to talking about some of his crazy stories back when he was attending college himself, impressing the bros even more. Eventually, Aang decided that Jon was a chill older dude, and proposed an alliance between the three of them. Jon said he was flattered, and would be happy to. Cracker said that they’d have to run Jon through the handshake later. Jon then went on to say that as long as they were talking strategy and alliances, he wanted to point out that he had seen Barbera running around downstairs, talking to people left and right, and that when she came up to talk to him, all she did was secure an alliance and then go leave to talk to the next person. He figured that Barbera was setting up alliances all over the house, and was expecting not to get caught. Aang said that was really sketchy, and Cracker stroked his beard, nodding slowly. Cracker thanked Jon for stopping by, and said that Jon was welcome in the room anytime he wanted during the week--especially since he still needed to learn that handshake! Jon laughed a little and waved on his way out.
The nomination ceremony was held, and Cracker loudly declared to everyone that he was boldly nominating Barbera and Lars. He straight-up told them his reasoning, saying that he was nominating Barbera as his target because he had heard that she was making alliances with pretty much the entire house, except the people in power, and that didn’t seem like any sort of sign of trust for the first week. He then went on to say that he nominated Lars as a pawn, mostly because he didn’t like how Lars was handling himself so far. Barbera feverishly looked around at everyone, trying to figure out who ratted out on her. Lars looked very annoyed.
Following the nominations, Barbera immediately stood up and starting getting in random people’s faces, asking if they were the ones who ratted out to The Bros. A lot of people just told her to back off, but she kept persisting for a few minutes, demanding to know who did it. The Bros had already retreated back up the HoH room, not wanting to get into any public fights. Jon walked away once Barbera had settled down, snickering at the quick and easy move he just pulled.
Mertha was talking to Dottie, expressing how thankful she was that she wasn’t on the block the first week. Dottie agreed, saying that while he did like how big and loud Cracker was, she didn’t like how unpredictable he was because he hid his strategic side underneath all that personality. Mertha then scowled, and went on a small rant about how him and Aang needed to learn some respect and decency. She had been woken up in the middle of the night by those two screaming and shouting so much, and didn’t know how much longer she could take before snapping at them. Dottie said that they probably weren’t so bad if she got to know them. Mertha insisted that they weren’t getting to know. Dottie rolled her eyes.
Lars was ranting off about being put on the block, even if it was only as a pawn, to Juliet and Mason. He said it was unwarranted and undeserved, and that he had barely spoken to The Bros, so the reason they put him up for was bullshit anyways. Mason just sat and listened. Juliet told him that him ranting off about merely being nominated was proving their point of him not handling himself in a very positive or uplifting way. Lars said he hadn’t needed kindness to get his way in the past, and he didn’t need it to get his way now, either. Juliet then reminded him that he was still unemployed as a thirty-six year old man. He snapped back, claiming that all the jobs he applied to fired him for bullshit reasons, not because of his negative attitude. He then said that he didn’t need to hear any of this, and decided to leave the room. Juliet tsked and looked at Mason, saying that Lars was hopeless. Mason suggested possibly voting to evict him instead of Barbera if nobody liked him all that much, but Juliet shot that idea down, saying that Barbera had shown herself to be a far larger threat than Lars would ever be. Mason shrugged, saying he was just throwing it out there. The two went back to talking about other things.
The first ever PoV competition of the season, and the series, occurred between six of the houseguests--the HoH, the two nominees, and three randomly-selected houseguests. In the end, Fenny ended up winning the first ever PoV competition, gaining the ability to remove a nominee from being at risk of getting evicted if he so wished.
After the PoV competition, Fenny sat in excitement and disbelief in the kitchen, examining the PoV necklace in his hands. Jon came up to him and congratulated him on the achievement, saying that it must’ve been tough to beat out the competition--especially Cracker. He said he was still a little surprised he managed to actually win a competition, and this early too. Fenny said he was really excited to have power in the house. Jon then reminded him that power can easily be mishandled, especially one that some people weren’t expecting coming into this season. Jon suggested taking the conversation more private, which Fenny agreed to. Jon then proposed an alliance with Fenny, as he saw great potential in the young man and wanted to help guide him further in the game. Fenny smiled, and immediately agreed, shaking Jon’s hand. Jon then said that they would discuss how to exactly go about using the veto, since they could get something out of it if they used it correctly.
Delea and Dottie were chatting, Delea admitting that being in a game like this was very overwhelming to her. Dottie asked why that was the case, and Delea said it was because she had tried getting onto Big Brother, the show this one was based off of, multiple times only to never succeed, but managed to get into this house on her first try applying to it. Dottie claimed that it was a smaller side-series that probably didn’t get as many applicants, but that didn’t stop Delea from feeling excited about being in this game. Dottie told her to buckle up, then, as they both were hopefully in for a long and wild ride coming into this series.
Jon met up with Lars, who was still grumpy, this time over losing the power of veto competition. Jon asked him what the matter was, and Lars told the old man to screw off and leave him alone. Jon then scoffed, and asked if Lars wanted to get evicted in the very first week. Lars said he didn’t need to try and scramble or anything to guarantee his safety. Barbera’s game got blown up, so he’d be safe no matter what. Jon then remarked that this wasn’t the Lars he had remembered seeing on Drama House. Lars suddenly perked up, and quickly turned towards Jon, asking how he knew about that series. Jon casually said that he gets around when it comes to these Big Brother side series. He then went on to say that Lars had impressed him in both seasons he played in, first with lying about being a homosexual and getting to the end using the sympathy of that, then changing up his game when he needed to in order to win the all-star season. Lars asked what this was all about, and Jon lied to him, claiming that Lars was getting evicted--there were enough votes in place, as it was, in order to get him evicted. However, if Lars was willing to form a villainous duo alliance so they could both cover each other while they backstabbed the other houseguests, that he’d pull some strings and get the boy to use the PoV on him, and get the HoH to put up a replacement nominee that he’d be perfectly happy with. Lars wanted to ask how Jon had this much influence, but decided not to look a gift horse in the mouth. He thought about it for a moment, and then agreed to it, but only under the terms that they don’t ever nominate one another until the final four, else the nominated one has full permission to blow up the other person’s game. Jon said it was a deal, and shook Lars’s hand.
At the veto ceremony, Fenny stands up and announces...that he will be using the PoV on Lars. Lars smiles, glancing at Jon who gave him a wink. Lars stood up and got off the nomination seat. Fenny then allowed Cracker to name a replacement nominee. Cracker stood up, saying that he heard this person didn’t dig his style and said, and he quoted, “they aren’t worth getting to know.” He said he was pretty hurt by this, and if they didn’t want to take the time to get to know him as a person, that he shouldn’t respect the amount of time they stayed in the game. With that, he put up Mertha as a replacement nominee. Mertha frowned, remembering that conversation and staring at Dottie as she stood up and took her seat in the nomination chair. With that, the veto ceremony was adjourned.
Barbera made some last ditch efforts after the veto ceremony to try and get Mertha out of the game. She went to Mason and Juliet, telling them that Mertha proved she was just keeping up an act of being a nice older lady. If that quote was real and anything to go by, she could’ve talked smack about any of them behind their back and could continue to do that and potentially leak plans to other people if she didn’t like the person who came up with said plans. Mason then said again to Juliet that if he didn’t like someone, he felt it was right just to evict them, and he didn’t like Mertha just like he didn’t like Lars all that much. Juliet thought about it, then figured that Barbera could be used as a shield for future weeks if she kept up her messy and destructive behavior. Plus, she’d be taking out a potential subtle threat. Juliet said she was fine with voting to evict Mertha as well, and Barbera thanked them both very much, promising they wouldn’t regret the decision.
Mertha met with Dottie, and privately called her out on leaking that conversation they had together to The Bros. Dottie claimed she never leaked it directly to The Bros, just a few people who she thought she could trust with telling that info. Mertha narrowed her eyes, asking which people she told. Dottie then froze a bit, not wanting to give away the people she trusted and wanted to align with. Mertha frowned at her silence, and left the room pissed at Dottie.
Aang was talking to Leah, asking her where her head was at since she was pretty quiet in the house that week. Leah said that she didn’t like either of them much at all, and would vote to evict both of them if she could, but since she had to pick and choose a side she admitted to wanting Barbera out more. She couldn’t trust Barbera as far as she could throw her. Aang then nodded in agreement, saying that he felt like most of the house would be going that way. He admitted that Cracker had been telling him to evict Mertha, due to the comment she made, but Aang said that what Mertha did was forgivable--everyone has something they don’t like about other people. Barbera was just a lot more dangerous as a player than Mertha would ever be. The two were glad they agreed, and then went on to discussing other things.
At the eviction ceremony, the players casted their votes one by one. Once the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. In very close 5-4 vote...Barbera was evicted from the playhouse.
She sighed, saying that she had been caught and really did regret playing way too hard way too fast. She waved goodbye and good luck to everyone, and told them not to be afraid to play the game down the line. She then grabbed her bags, and walked out the front doors of the playhouse.
Votes for Barbera: Dottie, Delea, Aang, Jon, and Leah Votes for Mertha: Mason, Fenny, Lars, and Juliet
|HOH||Pre-Veto Nominees||Veto Holder||Post-Veto Nominees||Evictee|
Dottie & Mason
Dottie & Mason
After the eviction ceremony, Jon got Lars and Fenny together. He said he wanted Lars and Fenny to get acquainted with one another a bit more, because he declared the three of them to be an alliance now. Lars looked at the kid, and said he wanted to talk to Jon in private about this. Jon then said that he would, but only after they got to know each other a little more. Lars rolled his eyes and decided to go into a different room to talk with the kid. Fenny kept going on and on about how he was a huge fan of shows like this, and Lars was quickly annoyed. He kept a calm demeanor, though, not wanting to piss off the kid who just saved him with PoV and the guy who told the kid to do it. Once they were done ‘bonding’, Lars spoke with Jon privately. Jon asked him what he thought of the kid, to which Lars bluntly replied that he was already tired of him. Jon smirked, saying he was pretty annoyed by him, too, but that the kid was also very naive and could easily be used as a number for their side. Jon then warned Lars to never piss that kid off, lest he wanted to get them both evicted. Lars shook on it, not really appreciating how controlling Jon was coming off to be--especially towards him.
Dottie was talking to Juliet, saying that she was really scared for this week. Juliet asked her to calm down and tell her what was wrong, and Dottie said that she was the one who leaked out what Mertha said about Cracker. Now she was afraid that could make her a target for eviction. Juliet assured her that she’d be fine, but Dottie said this game was making her a lot more paranoid than she thought it would. Juliet sat closer to Dottie, and quietly said that she would personally fight to make sure Dottie stayed off the block this week. Dottie hugged Juliet, happy to know that there was someone she could trust on her side. Juliet returned the hug, saying she was glad to help out anyone in need.
Leah was sitting next to Mason, trying to flirt with him. However, Mason didn’t really catch the signals, awkwardly avoided her attempts to get closer to him, and didn’t really respond much to what she was saying. Eventually, Aang turned the corner and saw this going down, and decided to hide just out of sight to peer into the room and listen to their conversation. He was very amused at Leah’s constant attempts to flirt with Mason, and Mason’s awkwardness just totally deflecting it. Eventually Cracker came by, asking Aang what was up, where Aang promptly shushed him and told him just to watch. Cracker looked over for a few moments, and tried his best to be quiet, but ended up bursting in a loud fit of laughter. He apologized to Aang, but said he just couldn’t hold it, laughing his lungs out. Aang started laughing too. Leah saw that they had been looking at them, and in a flustered panic quickly backed away from Mason. From a different part of the house, Mertha yelled for the two of them to keep quiet as she was trying to get her beauty sleep. Cracker shouted out an apology, and snickered with Aang as they walked away. Mason was left very confused as to what had just happened.
At the second HoH competition, Delea ended up beating out the rest. She was happy to have earned the power, as she felt like she hadn’t had a chance to talk strategy with enough people in the house, and that having this power would help fix that problem.
Delea calls up Cracker to come up to the HoH room first, and he bursts in cheering and congratulating her on winning. She was a little overwhelmed by his energy, but appreciated his presence all the same. Delea then asked him how he went about his HoH and any tips he could give her when dealing with all these people. He said that you just have to seem open to them and make them feel comfortable talking to you, so that they’re willing to give up their plans and motives instead of being afraid to tell you the truth. Delea thanked him, then asked him if he wanted to be in an alliance with her alongside Aang. Cracker said he’d be down for that, as she really respected that she came to him first after winning HoH and caring about his advice. He then put out his fist, and she was confused what to do with it. He said just to bump it with her fist, and she ended up punching him right in the knuckles. She quickly apologized, but he just laughed it off and said he hadn’t felt a sting like that since he got into a bar fight with a guy who was sexually harassing one of his friend’s girls. Delea awkwardly laughed a little, not sure how to really react to that. Cracker then left the room, reminding her to be open and comforting.
At one point, Jon entered the room by himself. He asked Delea how she was doing, and she said she was doing fine. Jon said he was glad, as he couldn’t imagine the stress of having to be HoH. Delea asked him how he felt about the other houseguests, and he said that he honestly was concerned about Dottie, as she was leaking things other people were saying left and right, and it's what lead to Mertha getting nominated and nearly evicted in the previous week. Delea thanked Jon for his input, and said she’d keep it in mind.
Dottie and Juliet ended up entering the room together. Dottie essentially begged not to be put on the block, since she feels like her name has been thrown around and she promises it was only a one-time thing that she didn’t think would become this big. Juliet went on to say that she could vouch for her, that other people were exaggerating the whole situation to try and get Dottie evicted. Juliet then suggested putting up Mertha and Mason--Mertha as the target, since she was the one really pushing for Dottie’s eviction and just didn’t seem like a very trustworthy figure to have within the house at all, and Mason as a pawn as no one was really aligned with Mason, and he was really hard to try and communicate with. Delea took it all in, and said she’d do what she could, thanking them for coming up and talking to her. They both left, leaving Delea with a bit of dilemma over who to trust and who to nominate.
At the nomination ceremony, Delea revealed that she was putting up Dottie and Mason. Dottie looked scared, whereas Mason didn’t really react at all.
After the nomination ceremony, Juliet and Dottie got Delea in private and asked why she put up Dottie. Delea claimed that it was only to satisfy other people, as she had made promises with other people in the game and didn’t want to ruin them so fast. She apologized to both of them, but assured them that she would get the PoV used on Dottie, and if that failed, she’d work her ass off to get Mason evicted instead of her. Juliet thanked her for the explanation, and shook hands on the deal.
Cracker ended up alone in the kitchen with Mertha at one point. Cracker was cooking up some nice lunch for that day, and at one point asked Mertha to taste-test it for him. Mertha declined in disgust, saying his saliva was probably all over it from his constant shouting causin spit to fly out of his mouth all the time. Cracker tried to laugh it off a little, not wanting to get angry with an older lady. He then decided to ask what she had against him. Mertha said that she just plain didn’t like him, that he was way too intense and that other people in this house should evict him before they go deaf like she was at risk of right now just talking to him. Cracker then spoke in an inside voice, saying that he could be quieter when talking to her if she just asked him to be. There wasn’t any need to be rude to him and go talking behind his back. He said that if she had a problem with him, bring it to him, not other people. Mertha looked down at the table she was sitting at, then decided to stand up and leave the area. Cracker looked at her as she walked away, and sighed in disappointment.
The PoV competition occurred, and Leah ended up winning it for this week.
Leah decided to be smart and go to the HoH first before the nominees started begging her to use it on them. Leah went to the HoH room, and before Delea could greet her, merely said that she wanted this to be a quick and easy visit. Leah then asked, saying only yes or no for this question, if she wanted the PoV used on either nominee. Delea was a little taken aback by her bluntness, and tried saying that maybe they should elaborate on the situation more. Leah said that wasn’t a yes or a no, and prompted her to answer the question correctly this time before she left the HoH room and made the decision herself. Delea sat and thought on it for a few moments, remembering the deal she had with Dottie, but not sure who to nominate in her place since she didn’t want to warrant any unnecessary hate, or having an intended target in mind for the week. Not wanting to dwell on it too long, Delea just said not to use the veto. Leah left the room, satisfied with the answer.
Jon and Lars were talking, discussing who they would want out of the two nominees if the nominations stayed the same. Lars said that Mason was a pretty bland guy who contributed nothing but butt imprints on couch cushions and slightly higher levels of CO2 to the air. Jon then said that may be the case, but having someone that was brain dead when it came to strategy would certainly benefit them in the future for easy manipulation. Lars said maybe, if you talked to him like a caveman. Lars then suggested that Mason probably hadn’t even passed elementary school math, since it seemed like he didn’t even have the ability to know how many people would be voting at the eviction each week. They both laughed a little at that. Lars then said that Dottie would be the better person to take out, then. They already had a crime to pin on her and could easily make up stuff to frame her even worse. Jon nodded, saying he’d inform the boy about it later, but that they’d need at least two more votes in order to hold majority. Lars reminded Jon that he said something about having The Bros locked up earlier. Jon remembered, starting to hatch up a pitch to get them to vote on their side.
Delea was walking around the house, stressed and regretting telling Leah to not use the PoV. Mertha saw her in this state, and decided to come and ask what was wrong. Delea told Mertha that being HoH was more stressful than she thought it would be, especially with people like Leah not helping circumstances by being so pushy. Mertha told her that she’d help make Delea’s week as HoH easier by voting whatever way she wanted to. Delea asked if she was sure, and Mertha nodded. Delea then hesitantly said she wanted Mason evicted instead of Dottie this week. Mertha nodded, saying that she would be okay with that if it meant bringing ease to Delea. Delea was ecstatic, and thanked Mertha so much for being so cooperative. Mertha said it was nothing. They then went on to talk about other things.
At the veto ceremony, Leah unceremoniously announced that she wasn’t going to use the PoV on either nominee, bluntly saying that she didn’t see any reason to.
Jon approached The Bros, who were in the kitchen having a shot contest. Cracker threw his arms up in excitement as he saw Jon approach, asking him if he managed to get the handshake down since they last did it. Jon humbly said he was still working on it, then performed it near-perfectly with Aang. Aang said that he pretty much had it down, just a little work towards the end and he’d be set. Jon thanked Aang for the comments. He then said that he had to tell them something important. Jon lied to them, claiming that Dottie was actually still lowkey working with Mertha, and as a result, was going after the two of them purely due to wanting to follow Mertha’s agenda. Aang was a little taken aback, since she and Dottie had some pretty rad moments together already in the house and it seemed like she really did like the two of them. Jon said that looks are deceptive, and to remember that at the end of the day this is a game. Cracker thanked Jon for bringing this to their attention, and said that if he got enough votes, that they’d definitely go with him on evicting Dottie. Jon told them just to stay chill about it, and he’d get it taken care of for them. Cracker did the handshake with Jon before he left the kitchen, this time Jon nailing it completely.
Delea went up to the pair of Juliet and Dottie, apologizing to them for not getting the veto played on them. They said that it was fine, Leah was kind of a wildcard so the situation was probably out of her hands anyways. Delea decided to go with that story instead of telling them the truth. Delea then said that she had managed to get Mertha on their side, by they would need just two more votes to tie it. Dottie said that she had been socializing with The Bros quite a bit and felt like they had her back. Delea sat back and relaxed a little, saying she would be fine with breaking a tie to evict Mason. Juliet thanked Delea for her commitment to helping them out that week, and that hopefully it wasn’t all for nothing. They then went on to talk about other things.
At the eviction ceremony, the houseguests all voted one by one. Once the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. In a 5-3 vote...Dottie was evicted from the playhouse.
Dottie, Juliet, and Delea looked absolutely shocked. Jon smirked. Dottie stood up and gave her last goodbyes to the house before grabbing her bags and leaving out the front doors of the playhouse.
Votes for Dottie: Aang, Fenny, Lars, Jon, and Cracker Votes for Mason: Leah, Mertha, and Juliet
|HOH||Pre-Veto Nominees||Veto Holder||Post-Veto Nominees||Evictee|
Aang & Mertha
Delea & Mertha
Following the eviction, Juliet went up to Delea asking what happened, to which Delea responded that she had no clue. Delea thought over it quickly, then realized that they never actually went to check if The Bros were on their side or not, and felt there must’ve been some foul play involved that caused them to vote Dottie. Delea assured Juliet she’d get to the bottom of it, to which Juliet responded that she better, or else they’d both be in a bad position in the coming weeks.
Fenny and Leah were alone in a room together, casually chatting. Leah saw that he was more socially capable than Mason, as well as younger and more naive. So, she began slowly sliding closer to Fenny as they talked, throwing in little random compliments towards him while they talked. Fenny blushed, a little unsure as to how he was seen as attractive by this girl a decade older than him. Leah then straight-up began flirting, talking to Fenny in a more seductive fashion and brushing up against him. He started getting really flustered and unsure of how to respond. Eventually he ended up admitting that he never had anyone act like this towards him, and she claimed that she was surprised--that the girls who were at his high school must’ve missed out on such an appealing opportunity. Leah continued to flirt and play with Fenny, slowly taking control of him for herself.
Aang and Juliet were talking, with Aang asking Juliet what it was like to be married. Juliet said it was wonderful, especially with all the little things her husband, Tyson, did for her every now and then. She explained that one time, she came home from work tired from dealing with a few very disrespectful students. Tyson picked up on this, and decided to cook dinner for the two of them instead that night. Even though he struggled through the experience and overcooked the meal, she still appreciated the thought very much, and still considers it to be one of the best dinners she’s had to this day. Not because of the food, she admitted it was pretty terrible, but because it showed her that he truly did care for her and her well-being by being willing to do her responsibilities for her when she wasn’t in the mood to. Aang said he wished the marriages he had seen were as good as that. He then went on to say that he had a girlfriend but had delayed proposing to her due to his parents getting a divorce when he was fourteen which gave him a bad outlook on relationships like that, along with seeing horrible marriages from people on his basketball team and fearing that he’d end up the same way with his girlfriend if they took it to the next level. Juliet told him that as long as he was seeing what went wrong with the other marriages he’d seen and tried to learn from others mistakes, as well as just appreciating her and never taking her for granted, then he’d have a successful and long-lasting marriage with his girlfriend. Aang thanked Juliet for the advice, saying all he needed now was some courage, a ring, and a way to propose to her. Juliet smiled, and said she had some proposal ideas in mind in case she had to wait on Tyson forever. They talked about marriage proposal ideas for a while.
At the third HoH competition of the season, Lars ended up beating out the rest to win the competition. He arrogantly showed off his HoH key to everyone else in the house upon winning, happy to finally be in control of some shit in this game instead of being forced to follow Jon’s coattails and be his little puppy-dog.
Up in the HoH room, Lars met with Fenny and Jon. Jon said that this was his HoH, meaning that it should appropriately be his week to reign. Jon merely said to remember their deal, and that if he needed to use him to arrange some votes a certain way, he’d be more than willing to help out. Fenny said he was okay with Lars doing anything as long as he didn’t nominate either of them or Leah. Lars raised an eyebrow and asked why Leah specifically. Fenny said he liked her, and didn’t want to see her evicted quite yet. He went on to say that they could use her as a number for future weeks. Lars nodded, accepting the reasoning and saying he was okay with not nominating Leah that week. He then dismissed them both from the HoH room.
Leah came up to the HoH room at one point. Lars asked what she wanted, and she bluntly asked if he was gay. A little taken aback by the personal question and not strategy talk, he quickly said that he tried to pretend he was in the past, but only used it as an excuse to play up his sassy and somewhat rude attitude. Leah asked if he was sure, because he did have a bit of a higher-pitched voice and that pretending to be gay in the past only made it sound even more suspicious. Lars insisted that he wasn’t gay, getting a little upset at Leah. She decided to go at a different angle, asking Lars if he ever had a girlfriend in the past. Lars said yes, but admitted that he never was able to hold solid footing with the girls he’s dated in the past. Leah smirked, saying that was only even more evidence of him being gay. Lars said one last time that he was not gay, and asked why Leah cared so damn much about it. She said as a lesbian trying to hide her true colors from the rest of the house for strategic purposes, she was just wondering if he was playing similarly. However, if he insisted so much, then he really must not’ve been gay. She left the room, leaving Lars a little surprised at the fact that she was a lesbian after hearing about her failed flirting attempt with Mason.
Later on in the day, Lars walked out of his HoH room to go down to the kitchen and grab a bite to eat. As he was exiting, however, he ended up getting hit by Aang running at full speed. They both fell to the floor, Aang on top of Lars. Lars quickly shoved Aang off of him, asking what the hell was going on, and Cracker came walking up to them apologizing. He said that him and Aang were just having a race to the end of the hallway to see who really was the fastest between the two of them. Aang got up, brushed himself off, and apologized to Lars, extending a hand to help him up. Lars didn’t take Aang’s hand, instead getting up himself and rubbing at his side, telling them both to stop doing stupid shit before someone got hurt from it. They’d already been making ears bleed with how loudly they yelled all the time, they didn’t need to add broken ribs to that list of injuries. Lars went down to the kitchen, grumpy at The Bros. As soon as Lars was out of the area, Cracker told Aang not to worry, saying that Lars was probably the best person out of the entire house to accidentally body-slam into. Cracker said that Lars was always grumpy and pissed, so this didn’t change his attitude at all. Aang still had a bit of a bad feeling about it, especially since Lars was the HoH of the week. Cracker said that if Lars dared to put either of them up, that he’d win the veto to keep both of them safe for another week. Aang smiled, and gave Cracker the handshake.
At the nomination ceremony, Lars ended up shamelessly nominating Aang and Mertha. He said he nominated Aang for almost breaking one of his ribs and just being a nuisance to him in general. He then looked at Mertha, and told her that ever since week one, he’d been watching her nap in that bed. The bed that he wanted to have the very first day. The bed she stole from him by rudely shoving his stuff off of it and putting her stuff on top of it. The bed that he had been wanting to take from her ever since then. He said he would get that bed, whether it be this week or the next, and that she better enjoy her next few moments of rest on it, for they would be her last. With that, Lars dismissed everyone from the nomination ceremony.
After the nomination ceremony, Mertha immediately stood up and called out Lars for his immature and inappropriate behavior in the house. She claimed that if she really did have a problem with her over a bed of all things, that he could’ve just asked if he wanted the bed instead! He didn’t have to go to the lengths of waiting to win an HoH to nominate and target her to be evicted. Lars said that he didn’t care about the bed business until she made it personal by making the mistake of messing with his stuff on the very first day. Mertha said she had apologized and thought it wasn’t a huge deal. Cracker added on, saying that it was really petty to target someone over not getting the bed you wanted on the first day. Lars told Cracker to stay out of this unless he wanted to be on the consideration list for a renomination choice. Cracker rolled his eyes and walked away. Mertha and Lars kept barking at each other for a while, eventually walking in separate directions due to getting frustrated with one another.
Juliet was talking to Mason once again, this time ranting about how idiotic Lars was being over his nomination choices. Mason said this is why he suggested just voting to evict people that he didn't like as much, then annoying drama moments like these wouldn’t occur and the house would be a lot calmer and nicer to hang around in. Juliet said that if Lars wasn’t getting evicted in the first week, he was certainly getting evicted the next time he was getting put up on the block after this horrible display of power and arrogance. Mason shrugged, saying that people probably wouldn’t be that smart and try to overthink things and let Lars get far in the game. Juliet hoped that people would have more common sense then that.
At the next PoV competition of the season, Cracker ended up pulling out the win for Aang like he promised, yelling loudly in celebration and chest-bumping Aang upon victory. Lars rolled his eyes in annoyance.
After the competition, Cracker straight-up told Lars right away that he would be using the veto on Aang this week, so he better start preparing to put up a replacement that isn’t either of them. The Bros then went off to the kitchen to drink in celebration to their victory for the week. Mertha shuddered, saying someone better split those two up sooner rather than later. Lars said that was something he could agree with her on.
Jon roped in Lars one-on-one later after the competition, asking him what the hell he’d been doing the whole week. Lars innocently said he was just having fun with his power. Jon said he’d smack him across the face if physical violence didn’t risk getting him expelled in this house. Jon then went on to say that he better choose this replacement nominee wisely, or else his game would be tanked, and Jon didn’t want to lose Lars due to something as stupid as nominating and arguing other people due to disagreements as to who should sleep where. Lars told the old man to cool it, since they both knew this wasn’t his first rodeo and he knew how to piss people off to just the right amount where it’s fun, but not enough where they’ll get you evicted the next week. He then commanded Jon to just go out and talk to people to see who the best replacement nominee would be in order to guarantee sending Mertha home that week. Jon sighed, and said he’d be back in a bit with more information for Lars.
Jon ended up talking to Delea at one point along with his visits to the other houseguests, on the hunt for the perfect replacement nominee. As Jon was talking Delea could pick up some sort of gut feeling inside of her as Jon spoke. She felt like...she couldn’t trust Jon as much as the others. Delea had moments like this previously during her job while interrogating people who were thought to be innocent, only for her to get a gut feeling, feel compelled to dig deeper, and find out that they weren’t as innocent as they appeared. Delea ended up staying open with Jon for now, telling him who she felt more comfortable with in the house and him giving her his opinions on the same subject matter. She didn’t trust his opinions anymore, however. She was determined to find out more about what Jon was really doing.
At the veto ceremony, Cracker stood up and said everyone already knew what he was doing anyways, so he told Aang just to take a seat on the couch. Lars then stood up, declaring his replacement nominee to be Delea, claiming that he felt like she was the best nominee to put up against Mertha in order to guarantee Mertha being evicted from the game. Delea glanced at Jon for a quick second, feeling even more suspicious about him after this, then took her spot on the nomination seat. With that, the veto meeting was adjourned.
Leah was cuddling up next to Fenny, talking to him still. She ended up bluntly asking who he wanted to see evicted, to which he responded Mertha. Leah said he answered rather fast, and must have some sort of thing against Mertha. Fenny just said that it's what his alliance wanted him to do, so he was fine with doing it. Leah’s eyes widened a bit, and she asked what alliance he was referring to. Fenny swore, realizing what he just said a little too late. He then stumbled, saying he had an alliance with Lars and...Mason! Yea, Lars and Mason. Leah didn’t quite believe the Mason part, but was satisfied to know that Lars was also vying for Fenny’s vote. She said she’d go with Fenny on this one, since he clearly knowed what he was doing, thanking him for being honest with her about the alliance he was in. Fenny smiled, a little relieved and believing he had smoothly got out of that situation.
Aang and Mason were talking, with Aang asking Mason who he wanted to evict out of the two of them. Mason shrugged, and said he wanted to vote for Delea since she didn’t talk to him a whole lot and didn’t seem to have his best interests in mind. Aang thought about it, and realized that Delea hadn’t talked to him much, either. He knew that there would still be enough votes to take out Mertha, so he said he’d vote with Mason just to stir things up and make them a little more interesting for the next week--see how Delea would react to a few, stray, unexplained votes being put on her.
At the eviction ceremony, the houseguests all voted one by one. After the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. In a vote of 5-2...Mertha was evicted from the playhouse.
She told Aang and Cracker to grow up a lot, and said for Lars to do the same while she was mentioning it. She wished everyone else good luck for their future in the game. Mertha grabbed her bags, and walked out the front doors of the playhouse.
Votes for Mertha: Jon, Leah, Fenny, Juliet, and Cracker Votes for Delea: Mason and Aang
|HOH||Pre-Veto Nominees||Veto Holder||Post-Veto Nominees||Evictee|
Lars & Leah
Juliet & Leah
Immediately following the eviction ceremony, Lars ran over to the bedroom and moved all of his stuff over to the bed Mertha took from him on the very first day. He then took one of the longest, enjoyable, and much-needed naps he had ever had in any of his times playing a game like this. The Bros ended up walking into the room, seeing Lars had claimed the bed and fell asleep fast. In fact, they ended up finding out that Lars was completely asleep--nothing was waking him up, not even Cracker yelling in the same room as him. Aang said this must’ve been a stressful and tiring week for him, even if he didn’t show it. Cracker said getting into all those fights and flaunting his power must’ve really sucked some energy out of him. Aang then smiled, getting an idea. He went into the kitchen, got a glass of water, and went back to Lars. Cracker said that prank would be funny if there weren’t other people sleeping in that room who wouldn’t enjoy the smell of piss while they tried to sleep. Aang said it wasn’t that prank, pulling away the blankets Lars was sleeping on. Aang was then about to straight-up pour the glass of water all over Lars. Cracker yelled at Aang to quit it, and that getting Lars or his bed wet wouldn’t help anything. Aang shrugged, saying he thought it would be funny. Cracker said it would be if they weren’t trapped in a game. Aang apologized, and drank the glass of water instead, walking out of the bedroom and leaving Lars alone. For now.
Fenny found himself chatting to Delea, getting along with her as she was, surprisingly to him, also a superfan of gameshows like this. Delea asked why he was such a fan of these shows, and Fenny said that he was an intern for shows like that, saying that he wanted to go on to work on the production team and help create twists or cast houseguests. Right now, though, he was just stuck creating spreadsheets of statistics and organizing work for the higher-ups. He only gets to watch the houseguests when the season is happening for a few hours each week, and since then has wanted to at least try and compete on a show like Big Brother before he became ineligible for working with the production crew in the future. Fenny then asked how Delea became such a fan of the show, and she said that she loved watching it with her father for years. She had tried applying for the real Big Brother multiple times to try and impress her dad just by being on the show and getting a shot to play the game, but never got onto that one, so decided to apply for this sideshow instead as an acceptable alternative and was surprised to get accepted after applying only once. Fenny said her dad must’ve been proud, seeing her finally get onto one of these shows. Delea sighed and looked down at the floor, saying that he was probably watching her and loving every minute of it. She started tearing up a bit, and when Fenny asked what was wrong, she just said that she missed her dad and wished he was there with her right now. Fenny said he was getting pretty homesick, too, but told her not to worry about it too much. He said her dad would always be rooting for her, and patiently waiting for her to come back to him sometime. Delea thanked Fenny, and then said that she just needed a minute. Fenny allowed her it, leaving Delea alone to sort herself out.
Jon got to talking to Leah, at first just making casual conversation. After a while, though, Jon decided to point out that he had seen Leah and Fenny cuddling quite a bit the past week and was curious if she harbored feelings for the boy. Leah laughed a little, bluntly telling Jon that she was a lesbian and that the whole ‘flirt’ thing was just a rouse. She wanted to have fun in this house, and flirting with naive boys even though she had no attraction to them whatsoever was entertaining to her. It gave her something to do other than talk to the boring people about mundane stuff, or plotting against people 24/7. Jon appreciated the honesty, remarking that she had always been very blunt and to-the-point with what she’s said to people in the past. Leah shrugged, saying she didn’t know any other way to talk to people. Other than flirting, of course. They both giggled a little over that. Jon then sighed, realizing that Leah was stealing Fenny from him, even if it wasn’t intentional. He decided to change the subject of the conversation, but the thought lingered in his mind long afterwards.
At the fourth HoH competition, Cracker ended up winning once again, yelling in victory once again. Aang told Cracker that he was a beast, to which Cracker responded he wasn’t a beast, he was a monster! They both continued to loudly celebrate for a few minutes, as usual.
Cracker and Aang invited Jon up to the HoH room first, since he seemed like he was on their side and also seemed to have connections everywhere in the house. Jon entered, doing the handshake with them as usual. He then said let’s get straight down to business, and asked what the two of them were thinking. Aang said that they were both thinking about putting up Lars and Mason. Lars because he had been pissing off literally everyone in the house, probably even himself, and Mason because he was still an awkward guy who was just floating his way through the game somehow. Jon nodded his head a little, saying that he agreed with putting up Lars due to him pissing everyone off. Secretly, though, Jon wanted Lars nominated so that nobody suspected him working with Lars, and also because Jon just felt like Lars needed a little warning after his poor gameplay and behavior the previous week. Jon then said that he didn’t see the point in nominating Mason yet, and instead wanted to see Leah nominated. Cracker asked why Leah, and Jon revealed to them that she was actually a lesbian--something she told both him and Lars, if they needed more proof--and that her flirting with the boys was a subtle strategic attempt to secure numbers for herself. Cracker stroked his beard, saying he’d think on it, and thanked Jon for coming in to talk to them as usual. Jon did the handshake with both of them once again before exiting the room.
Delea and Juliet were talking about their position in the game, and how it probably could’ve been better. Juliet said it was seemingly hard to get a foothold in the house, and that someone else always seemed to be on top of things instead of her. Delea shared mutual concerns, saying that she felt like Jon was behind everything that was happening so far somehow. Juliet raised an eyebrow, and asked why she believed that. Delea bit her lip, then revealed to Juliet that she was actually a police officer and had built up a certain gut feeling whenever she was interrogating people that were seemingly innocent or unrelated to the case, only to dig deeper and find out that they have more involvement than everyone else assumed. It had helped her solve a few particularly tough cases in the past. Juliet said that if this was true, then they better be careful of how they go about things, as most people really respected and liked Jon as of now so trying to pitch to get him out would be very difficult.
At the nomination ceremony, Cracker boldly nominated Lars and Leah. He said that he saw no change in Lars behavior since the very beginning, last week being a huge example of that, and so he was nominating Lars once again for his negative and foul behavior in the house. He then turned to Leah, and openly said that she knew she was manipulating Fenny and that her actions around him were all false. He said he could deal with occasional liars, but could never deal with manipulators. With that, the nomination ceremony was closed.
Leah stood up, and straight-up asked which of Jon or Lars told The Bros about her being a lesbian. Fenny’s eyes were open wide in shock, and the others who didn’t know were surprised as well. Lars said he didn’t freaking tell The Bros, he hated them with a passion and wouldn’t tell them shit. Leah glared at Jon, who said that he didn’t tell The Bros either, and asked why she should believe Lars, someone who hated everyone in the house equally? Lars glared at Jon. Leah sighed, and said that if neither of them would tell the truth that she wouldn’t waste her time on them. She did threaten, though, that she would be watching both of them very carefully from then on out.
Lars and Fenny cornered Jon in a room immediately after that, Lars wanting to know what the hell was going on, and Fenny wanting to know how he found out Leah was a lesbian and why he didn’t just tell Fenny about it first. Jon answered Lars, saying that he was trying to keep The Bros in his pocket to benefit them in future weeks, and that if it meant having one of those two nominated pre-veto, that he felt it was a worthy risk. Lars said that Jon better get him off the block, to which Jon asked why Lars was so worried if he knew “how to piss people off just the right amount” and therefore should’ve been fine this week? Lars said for him to shut it, to stop using his words against him, and to just save him because they were allies who had a deal. Jon reminded Lars the deal was not to nominate each other, which only made Lars even more furious as he didn’t care about technicalities at that moment in time--he cared about making it to the next week. Jon rolled his eyes, not wanting to deal with Lars for the time being, and instead answered Fenny, saying that he didn’t tell Fenny about Leah being a lesbian because he didn’t want to crush Fenny’s little fantasy. Fenny said he wasn’t a child, and would’ve been fine if Jon had just told him about Leah manipulating him. Jon apologized, and promised that he would treat Fenny as a mature adult from now on. He then said to get out of the room, lest they wanted the rest of the house suspecting they were in an alliance. Lars and Fenny both left the room, pretty pissed at Jon. Jon sat down, thinking about how he could repair the bridges he had just punched a hole into.
Juliet went up to the HoH room with Cracker privately. Cracker asked her what was up, and Juliet immediately told Cracker not to trust Jon. Cracker laughed a little at the bluntness, and asked what she didn’t like about Jon. She said she didn’t have anything personal that she didn’t like about Jon, just that Jon was coming off as very deceptive and untrustworthy, and that Cracker should probably rethink staying aligned with him. Cracker shrugged, saying that Jon was coming off as a bro and so far had been telling them a lot of stuff that helped out him and Aang so far in this game. He appreciated the concern, but felt like Jon was a fine ally who hadn’t done him wrong yet. Juliet said to just be careful around him, leaving the HoH room and Cracker to ponder.
At the PoV competition, Jon ended up winning it against the other competitors, very happy that he had a tool he could use to repair some holes in his game and keep his allies safe another week.
Jon went up to the HoH room, celebrating with The Bros that they had managed to take control of the house that week in terms of competitions. He asked them if they had heard anything new, and Cracker admitted to Jon that Juliet was trying to convince him to not trust Jon, and felt that he was shifty or whatever. Jon raised an eyebrow at this, and decided to lie to them, claiming that Juliet had been talking to him earlier about not trusting Cracker in the future. Cracker shook his head in disappointment, saying that this house had too many deceptive and manipulative people inside of it. Jon said that he could use the veto on Lars, and Cracker could put Juliet up in his place, so that two manipulative people within the house would be on the block and they could target either one just fine. Aang said it sounded like a solid plan, and urged Cracker to go along with it. Cracker said if Aang was fine with Lars going off the block, that he was too, and said that they’d be fine with going that route for this week. Jon then left the room, thanking the boys for telling him this information.
Aang and Fenny ended up talking one on one at one point, with Fenny saying how he felt really crappy over being manipulated into a relationship. Aang told him that he was young and still figuring things out, so no one really blamed him for being led astray. Fenny then argued that he wasn’t as young or immature as everyone thought he was. Aang sighed, saying it didn’t matter how he felt, it mattered how others felt. If Fenny wanted to be treated like more of an adult instead of just some kid, he had to start changing how people saw him somehow by doing something. Fenny asked what he needed to do to start being treated like an adult, to which Aang just shrugged and said he had to find out that kind of stuff on his own. Aang left the room, leaving Fenny to think.
At the veto ceremony, Jon stood up and announced that he was using the PoV to take Lars off the block. Lars got off the block, smiling, and taking a seat on the couch. Cracker then stood up, declaring that he would be putting up Juliet as his replacement nominee. He said that next time, she shouldn’t try to pry him away from his allies. With that, the veto ceremony was closed.
Following the veto ceremony, Juliet went to talk to Delea. Delea said that she told her to be careful about trying to convince people to go against Jon. Juliet said she didn’t think she’d get nominated just for bringing up Jon’s name in a negative way, shocked to suddenly be on the block. Delea thought it was probably Jon’s doing, and that no matter what, she’d be trying to save Juliet from getting evicted this week. Juliet thanked Delea, appreciating the dedication she was showing to her.
Jon assembled Lars and Fenny again, saying that he wanted to take out Leah this week and that getting Juliet on the block was just a way to secure all three of them to safely move into the next round of the game. Lars said she was fine with taking out that lesbitch, since she was trying to peg him as gay earlier and was always being so blunt and speaking in short sentences. Fenny said he was okay with taking her out, feeling very used by her now looking back on it all. Jon was glad they were on the same page, and as long as those three stuck together, Cracker would stick with them in a tiebreaker situation--even though he was sure they had more than enough votes to send Leah packing anyways.
Fenny had been thinking earlier, and thought that maybe one way to get more respect in the house would be to pull off a big move by himself. He went to Mason, and talked to him about voting out Juliet instead of Leah. Mason blankly asked why, and Fenny insisted that Juliet was going to get far because she was liked by everyone, but people would still be targeting Leah if she was around for another week, so it’d be better to keep her around so that they could stay hidden and make it further. Mason blinked, not really understanding all the strategy stuff he said, and just blankly nodded, saying he agreed. Fenny pulled his fist in towards him in excitement, thanking Mason for doing this for him. Mason awkwardly said bye, and went back to just sitting around, enjoying the architecture of the house. Fenny went off to another room to try and convince more people to vote Juliet instead of Leah.
At the eviction ceremony, the houseguests voted to evict one by one. Once the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. By a vote of 4-2...Leah was evicted from the playhouse.
Leah stood up, saying that they made a good move. She then silently walked over to her bags, grabbed them, and walked out the front doors of the playhouse.
Votes for Leah: Aang, Delea, Lars, and Jon Votes for Juliet: Fenny and Mason
|HOH||Pre-Veto Nominees||Veto Holder||Post-Veto Nominees||Evictee|
Juliet & Mason
Juliet & Mason
Following the eviction ceremony, Aang was talking to Juliet again, bringing up to her that they had been in the house for nearly a month now. Aang said he was surprised he had lasted this long, thinking that he would somehow get out in the early weeks by some master strategist. He then went on to say how lucky he was to find someone like Cracker in this game, claiming that Cracker was probably the only reason he was still in the game. Juliet asked him if he ever had a friendship like the one he had with Cracker, and Aang responded that he had other bros he used to hang out with during college, but those relationships never went as deep as the one he currently had with Cracker. Aang said there was something about Cracker, and just the fact that they were trapped in this game, that made it a little different from the others. Juliet said she was glad for him, being able to find someone he could rely on in this game, something she was a little envious about. Aang then looked at her, and said that he thought they were a solid duo themselves. Juliet looked at him, saying that they had never really made it official. Aang said that they should make it official right there then, as he felt like it was an official thing the whole time anyways. He extended his hand towards her, and she reached out and shook it, glad to have another secure ally in the house.
At one point, Cracker and Delea were alone in the living room talking to each other. Eventually, Delea asked why Cracker always wore that skull necklace around his neck. Cracker sighed, hoping that someone would eventually ask him about the necklace. He then went on to say that it was a reminder to him of his best friend, Grant, back in high school. Cracker explained that the two of them were best buds, even tighter than him and Aang currently were. They had spent the past four years of their lives making the most out of high school, causing chaos in the hallways by slamming lockers and stealing school supplies from people, eventually becoming infamously known as ‘The Hallway Pirates.’ Cracker said they had some really good times, and some very deep moments together. However, during their senior year, he could tell something was off about Grant and the way he was handling himself. Cracker knew that Grant had his ups and his downs, but Grant was having a really long down without any up in sight. One night, Cracker tried inviting over Grant to his place along with a few other friends to hang out, wanting to cheer him up and just see him smile again. Grant claimed he couldn’t, saying he was with his girlfriend. Cracker thought at the time that Grant being with his girlfriend would be good for him, that they’d be able to sort things out. The next morning, Cracker got a phonecall from Grant’s mom, who choked out to him that Grant had driven himself into a wall at 80 miles per hour without wearing a seatbelt, killing himself upon impact. Cracker later found out that Grant had lied about being with his girlfriend that night, and that Grant had texted Cracker literally minutes before Grant committed suicide. He told Delea that, to this day, he wore the skull necklace around his neck all the time--even in his sleep--in order to remember their days as The Hallway Pirates, and honor Grant’s memory and his impact on Cracker’s life.
Delea was in tears over that story, to which Cracker got up and got a box of kleenex from the bathroom for her to blow her nose and wipe her eyes with. She thanked him for that story, as it reminded her of a story she had of her own. Cracker said he was open to hearing it if she was willing to tell it. Delea then told Cracker about her dad, Warren. She said that her dad always inspired her to do her very best, and that she wanted to become a police officer just like him when she grew up. She was obsessed with it and would tell her friends about her dreams of fighting criminals all the time back in grade school, all the way up to high school. Eventually she did manage to finally make it into the police force, but that same year her father was diagnosed with lung cancer. For six years, she stayed by his side as best as she could while also doing her job. They would watch Big Brother constantly together as a bonding experience, and Warren always said that he would’ve loved to see Delea on that TV screen so he could root for her. So, she tried, and tried, and continued to apply for Big Brother over and over again to no avail. Eventually, her father passed away after a six-year long battle. A couple years later, just as she thought she had moved on from mourning, her house ended up burning down in a fire. She hasn’t been able to completely rebuild the house, so she’s here on this show to try and claim the money to help rebuild her house, but also in hopes that her father is watching her from somewhere else, rooting for her as much as he possibly can and wishing her luck. Cracker thanked her for telling him that story, and they both sat in silence, reflecting on their pasts and the moments that led to them being there.
At the HoH competition, Fenny won against the rest, pumped to finally have control over nominations and hopefully being able to make a big move in order to gain more respect in the house.
Following the competition, Jon and Lars met up with Fenny. Jon started talking about plans he had for nominations and targets this week, but Fenny immediately dismissed Jon, saying that Lars had his week to do whatever, and he wanted his week to do whatever. Lars asked if the kid was sure about this, as he could do something stupid without their guidance. Fenny glared at Lars, saying that Lars did tons of stupid stuff during his week of HoH, and Jon never guided Lars during his week. Lars said it was different as he had been through this sort of shit before, and that he was just a kid! Jon settled Lars down a bit, then told Fenny that it was okay for him to have his own week, just to not be afraid to come to either of Lars or Jon for assistance or guidance, and to not do anything too stupid that could get them evicted next week. Fenny thanked Jon, walking away. When the kid was out of earshot, Lars asked Jon if he was really being serious. Jon then told Lars that you have to give up trust in order to get it back sometimes, and that he felt like it was a risk worth taking.
Fenny did not spend a single moment in his HoH room, feeling like it would be better to stay downstairs and talk to the others on the ground level instead of making them feel more superior or something but having them talk to him in room on the second level. As a result, people were a bit more nervous about others walking into their conversations with the HoH, so people weren’t telling Fenny a whole lot of information regarding how they felt about the house dynamics and whatnot. Fenny took this as people, once again, not respecting him as an adult and treating him as a kid, which only got him more infuriated. He decided that he’d make the decision of nominations and who to target by himself if people were going to be disrespectful and uncooperative.
At the nomination ceremony, Fenny stood up and nominated Mason and Juliet. He said that he had seen them talking to one another every so often, and thought it could be the sign of a duo alliance. He also stated that Mason was just floating his way through the game and wasn’t contributing anything, and wanted to get rid of the floater before he became a goat for everyone to drag along to the end. He then said he nominated Juliet because of the duo thing, but also because he felt like she was likeable enough that Mason would be sent packing if he stayed next to her. With that, the nominations were adjourned.
After the nominations, Mason just kinda sat there, unsure of how to react. He wasn’t familiar with any of the strategy talk terms he had said--like floater and goat--so he didn’t know why Fenny was really targeting him. Mason decided to just shrug it off and go look at some of the cool design patterns in the house, not wanting to really talk to anyone.
Juliet was talking to Delea, saying how ridiculous it was that people thought she had a duo alliance with Mason of all people. Delea shrugged, and said it might be nice to have people misinterpret your loyalties as long as they aren’t targeting you specifically. Juliet then asked if Delea had anything new on Jon, to which Delea said she didn’t have anything solid, just suspicious stuff like the fact that Jon used the PoV and Cracker put her up as the replacement last week, and then two votes were thrown onto Juliet. Either someone was wanting to make them paranoid, or they were really trying to make a move and didn’t quite succeed. Juliet wondered who the two votes against her could’ve been, and couldn’t come up with any certain guesses. Delea said they’d get to the bottom of it and take down Jon at some point, even if it took them all the way until the final three before they could take him out.
At the PoV competition, Cracker secured another win for himself, yelling in victory and celebrating with Aang as usual.
After the veto competition, Cracker went up to Fenny, saying he wanted to privately talk in the HoH room. Fenny insisted that they stay on the ground floor, but Cracker said it would be much more practical to use a room that only he had access to for this week to have a private conversation. Fenny sighed, and went up to the HoH room with Cracker. Cracker asked Fenny if he wanted the PoV used or not, as Cracker didn’t really have any huge quarrels with the current nominations, but would be willing to talk out a backdoor plan if Fenny had one. Fenny quickly shut down the idea of Cracker using the PoV, and then to enforce the idea, threatened Cracker that if he did use the PoV, Aang would go up as the replacement nominee and the new target. Cracker took a step back and his hands in the air, saying that the conversation just went from a one to an eleven really fast--which was really saying something considering that it was Cracker that Fenny was talking to. Fenny said that’s how serious he was about the PoV not being used, and to not test him with the power. Cracker told Fenny just to chill down a bit, and promised the veto wouldn’t get used. They shook hands on it, and Cracker left the HoH room, shaking his head in disapproval.
Aang checks in with Cracker, asking how he’s doing, but senses that Cracker is in a bit of a bad mood. Aang asks what’s up, and Cracker tells him about Fenny’s behavior in the HoH room and how the kid was being really controlling with his power. Cracker expressed concern for that kid, saying he wanted to like the kid, but that this behavior and gameplay just seemed really dangerous and destructive. Aang suggested talking to Jon about maybe cooling him down or getting him evicted in need be, and Cracker said it wasn’t necessary--they didn’t need Jon to do everything for them in the social aspect of the game. Aang agreed, saying he appreciated Jon as a bro, but he felt like Jon was actually in a pretty powerful spot in the game and that maybe they should considering turning on him soon. Cracker said they’d turn on Jon, just not yet. Probably at the final six or something. Aang said it was a deal, and they did their handshake to solidify it.
At the veto ceremony, Cracker stood up and announced that he wasn’t using the veto on either nominee, saying that he saw no reason to change up the current nominations.
Mason kept isolating himself from the house, not really realizing how much in danger he was of getting evicted. Lars and Jon were just looking at Mason stare at a wall, examining the patterns on the wall and the decorations on it. Lars wondered if Mason had some sort of mental disability or something. Jon said maybe he just liked watching paint dry. Lars pointed out that the paint was already dry. Jon said that was exactly his point. They both laughed a little. Jon then said they should probably check in with the boy after the week was over to see how it went for him, and he reminded Lars to be respectful to that kid. Lars sarcastically promised he’d try really, really hard to. Jon enforced that he was being serious about it. Lars then decided to tell Jon that Lars felt he was being really controlling. Lars went on to say that he was the one who had played two times and made it to the finals twice on a show similar to this before, and Jon was the one who was doing this for his first time. If anyone were to be barking orders at the other person out of the two, it should’ve been Lars barking orders at Jon. Jon then claimed that nothing was ever stopping Lars from barking orders at Jon, just that Lars never took up the opportunity to try it. Jon said if Lars wanted to be the more controlling one out of the two, that he’d have to try harder to be just that. Jon then walked away, leaving Lars annoyed and a bit pissed off.
At the eviction ceremony, the houseguests all voted one by one. When the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. By a vote of 4-1...Mason was evicted from the playhouse.
Mason shrugged, stood up, and went to his bags without saying a word. He grabbed his bags and walked out the front doors of the playhouse.
Votes for Mason: Lars, Jon, Aang, and Delea Votes for Juliet: Cracker
|4 Votes to Return||3 Votes to Return|
Immediately after the eviction, everyone was called back into the living room by production. Everyone went back and sat down again, confused as to what was going to happen. Fenny was told to look under a decoration in the living room, to which he found a note. Fenny read the note out loud, saying that they had offered everyone they evicted in the first four weeks a chance to get back into the house if they were willing to sacrifice enough. It turned out that the two who were willing to sacrifice the most to get back into the game were Mertha and Leah. Fenny then said that the houseguests had to vote, one by one, as to whether they’d like to see Mertha or Leah in the house again. He reminded them they were voting for who they did want to see re-enter the house. With that, the house voted one by one once again.
Once the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. By a vote of 4-3...the houseguests were asked to look towards the front doors to see who was voted back in. Everyone looked and some walked towards the front doors, ready to greet the returning player. Through the front doors entered...Leah! She greets everyone once again, glaring at Jon and Lars as she does so, and then gives a casual hug to Fenny, apologizing to him for all the trouble she caused him earlier and was glad to see him still in the game. Fenny didn’t respond to her.
Votes for Leah: Fenny, Jon, Cracker, and Lars Votes for Mertha: Aang, Delea, and Juliet
|HOH||Pre-Veto Nominees||Veto Holder||Post-Veto Nominees||Evictee|
Aang & Cracker
Aang & Cracker
Leah looked around, and quickly realized that Mason was no longer in the house and must’ve been the most recent evictee. She goes over to reclaim her bed, and then turns around to find Delea standing there. Leah stumbles back a bit, surprised at Delea’s sudden presence, to which Delea apologizes for as she didn’t mean to scare Leah. Delea then tells Leah that the house has changed a little since she’d last been there, and that she’s been desperately looking for people to help her and Juliet take out Jon, as Jon seemed to have his hand in everything and was getting away with it all without anyone else having a second thought about it. Leah said she was already dead-set on taking out Jon or Lars, either one was fine to her, and would be glad to prioritize Jon over Lars if that was where the majority of people where going for this week. Delea thanked Leah, and decided to give her some time to unpack as she wasn’t quite finished yet.
The Bros met with Jon once again, with Aang expressing concern over a houseguest returning into the game, much less it being Leah who had already proven herself to be secretive and manipulative. Jon told Aang not to worry about it, as he believed that there was already enough support to just kick her right back out of the house. Cracker asked if he was sure, and he claimed that himself and Lars were obviously already on board with taking her out as she was trying to slander their names, Fenny had felt manipulated by her and didn’t want her to stay in the house for long, and if they just joined them then that’d already be five in a house of currently eight. Aang said he hoped that Jon had this covered, to which Jon replied that he never failed to help them out yet, and that wouldn’t be starting this week. He then left the HoH room after doing the handshake with both of them.
At the HoH competition, Jon ended up winning against the others, and for the first time had direct control of the nominations and a guarantee to make it into the next week safely. Jon was ecstatic to finally have this much control, but didn’t let it show, instead just humbly accepting the congratulations he received from his fellow houseguests.
Jon met up with Lars and Fenny once again. Fenny asked Jon what plan he had in store now, and Jon said that he didn’t want to go after Leah this week. Lars asked if Jon was insane, keeping in someone who could easily ruin their reputations and get them targeted if she stayed around for too long. Jon then said that they could just take out Leah and be done with her, or they could make a deal with her in order to make her feel safe and committed to them for just the week, and fry some bigger fish in the house. Lars raised an eyebrow, and Fenny asked what Jon had in mind. Jon then began telling the two of his plan for the week.
Jon invited Leah up to the HoH room, to which she happily obliged. Jon immediately said that since Leah liked to be so frank, that he’d be frank with her as well. He told her that he wanted to make a deal with her that she won’t try to slander his or Lars’s name this week and try to get people rallied against either of them, keeping completely silent and even keeping their names out of her mouth for the rest of the week if it was necessary. Jon then threatened that if Leah didn’t agree to this deal, that she’d be nominated, with her only chance of surviving her re-entry week at that point being the veto competition. He then waited for Leah’s response. Leah said that he could go fuck himself, but that she’d agree to his deal and not speak negatively of them from that point onwards for just that week. Jon smirked, and shook her hand on it. He then said that he admired her ability to be so upfront and honest with people, something he wished he had more of in this game. Leah rolled her eyes, and exited the HoH room.
At the nomination ceremony, Jon ended up nominating both Aang and Cracker. Cracker immediately yelled at Jon, asking what the hell was he doing. Jon then told Cracker to shut it and to listen for a moment. He went on to explain that he was nominating The Bros, as he was tired of all this scheming, backstabbing, and throwing people under the bus that he had been doing for the past five weeks, and wanted to finally get into the heat of the game before someone tried taking him down without them knowing the full extent of his power in this game. So, he wasn’t backstabbing The Bros, he was stabbing them from the front. Where everyone could see it. And he claimed that the best part was people would go along with his front-stab and take out one or the other, regardless of if one of them won the veto or not, as they were too strong of a pair for others to want to keep in the house. Aang couldn’t even look at Jon, while Cracker stared at him with a volcanic gaze. Jon declared that the nomination ceremony was dismissed, not letting go of the staring contest he had started with Cracker for a solid few minutes.
Later in the day, Cracker was punching pillows fiercely. Delea was in the same room as him at one point, saying that he must’ve had a lot of stamina to be punching pillows for two hours straight. Cracker then violently turned and said that he was pissed, and when he’s pissed, everything is amped up even more than it already is. He then went back to beating the shit out of that pillow that almost looked like Jon’s face. Delea said that Juliet tried to warn him about this, and Cracker said that he didn’t care about the warnings, heck he didn’t even care about Jon going against them because he knew it would happen at some point. He was just super pissed about the way Jon went about it, making a huge show of power and control, and making everyone who trusted him feel like fools after revealing how villainous, slimy, manipulative, and shitty he truly was. Delea said that she felt like Cracker was always a stronger competitor and more motivated person than Aang was, and would be glad to do her best to keep him around for as long as possible no matter how the veto went. Cracker said he really appreciated the support, but that at that moment, he just wanted to punch some pillows. Delea giggled a little, and left him alone to channel his anger.
Aang was talking to Juliet once again, saying he was really worried about getting evicted at this point. He said that Cracker had been helping him last this far, but ironically being up against the block with Cracker would probably result in Aang’s eviction in this week. Juliet said that he was just as strong as Cracker, if not stronger, and that he just had to put in the effort and have the determination to beat him. Aang said he didn’t really want to beat Cracker, saying that he was a real bro that he didn’t want to be forced to screw over. Juliet said that as it stood, it was either him or Cracker, and Juliet really did prefer keeping Aang over Cracker just due to how much she saw in Aang compared to Cracker. Aang thanked Juliet for caring so much, and that he would try his best no matter what in the competition, but just wanted to let Juliet know that he was prepared to leave the house if things stayed how they were.
The veto competition occurred, and in a huge upset against arguably the two strongest competitors in the house, Leah ended up winning the veto for that week. Leah smiled, glad she proved that he could’ve secured her spot in the house for at least a week whether or not Jon had nominated her.
After the veto competition, The Bros talked to each other saying that they had done their best in the competition and in the end couldn’t even beat each other for safety. Cracker said if Aang was ready for what was next to come, and Aang said that it was the only option they had left. They both walked up to Leah, who was immediately concerned and intimidated by their simultaneous approach. Leah was expecting them to yell at her. They both took in deep breaths of air, then suddenly dropped on their knees and literally begged for Leah to use the veto on either of them, just to screw over Jon’s plans and give them a chance to give them one more week in the house together. Cracker then started throwing in pretty pleases, pleases with cherries on top, and pleases with extra sugar. Leah said this was really humiliating of them, and Aang said they knew and they didn’t care. Leah rolled her eyes, saying that those two had been causing enough people to go deaf as it was so far, and that it was far past due their time to be split up and have some time away from each other. They slowly got back up, and Cracker put an arm around Aang’s shoulder, saying at least they tried, and no one could say they didn’t try.
Lars and Fenny were talking, and Fenny brought up to Lars how he was getting really concerned with how powerful Jon was. Lars agreed, but told the kid that now that Jon had put himself out in the open with how he was really handling things, that Jon wouldn’t last more than two more weeks in the house. Fenny then pointed out that everyone was saying the same thing about Lars after his behavior in the early weeks, and now Lars was making it to week seven. Lars said the difference was that he had experience that Jon didn’t, and that Jon was just getting lucky up until now. Lars even wanted to make a bet with Fenny about it, and Fenny agreed to bet ten bucks on it. Lars said that it was about to be the easiest ten bucks he had ever made. Fenny rolled his eyes. From around the corner of the room, Delea slowly put together the pieces of the conversation and realized what was happening between Fenny, Lars, and Jon. She walked away stealthily, not wanting to get caught for eavesdropping.
At the eviction ceremony, the houseguests voted one by one. Once the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. By a vote of 4-1...Aang was evicted from the playhouse.
Aang stood up, already having accepted his fate. Cracker stood up with him, and they both hugged each other, doing the handshake one last time after they broke up the hug. Cracker promised to win it for Aang. Aang then told everyone to keep rocking and doing what they were doing, except for Jon who could just go and get evicted next week. With that, Aang grabbed his bags and walked out the front doors of the playhouse.
Votes for Aang: Lars, Fenny, Leah, and Delea Votes for Cracker: Juliet
|HOH||Pre-Veto Nominees||Veto Holder||Post-Veto Nominees||Evictee|
Jon & Lars
Leah & Lars
After the eviction ceremony, for the first time in a long time, Cracker was quiet and by himself in the kitchen. He wasn’t really sure how to feel other than maybe angry at Jon, but even that didn’t feel like the right reaction for him. Cracker just kind of sat around in the kitchen, eating a PB&J and thinking about how to survive another week in this game. Delea came up to him, and asked him if he was feeling bummed out. Cracker admitted he didn’t really know how to react to it at the moment. Delea then said that she’d be willing to keep him around to help take down Jon and Lars. Cracker looked at her in the eyes with intense focus, and Delea didn’t crack under the pressure of his stare. After a few moments of that, Cracker said he believed her, and shook her hand on it, saying that they wouldn’t go after one another until Lars and Jon were both out of the house.
Leah tried talking to Fenny again, but Fenny actively avoided having discussion and even tried getting away from Leah as much as possible. Leah asked if she really made Fenny that uncomfortable with the whole flirting thing, to which Fenny said that he was still pretty shaken by it all. He’d never had anyone deceive him on that kind of level before, and he felt very used as a result of it. Leah sighed, saying that he needed to grow some thicker skin if he wanted a chance of winning in this game. Fenny claimed that he had a plan for winning the game, and that it had been going very well so far. Leah laughed a little at that, claiming that if his master plan was to float to the end with stronger personalities and gameplayers in the end with him, then he’d better change up his strategy fast. She then pointed out that it was Week Seven, and that Lily, the previous winner of the series, managed to turn her game around and still come out with the win at Week Six, so it probably wasn’t too late for him if he really did want a shot. Leah then walked away, seeing as she couldn’t get Fenny to discuss anything else with her in-depth. Fenny sat and thought his gameplay over again, wondering if the path he was taking was the path to victory.
Lars was thanking Jon for finally making a strike at those boisterous bastards and showing them who was really in control in this house. Jon said he had been waiting to do that for a few weeks now, saying he felt like the pair had been very threatening ever since the third week but wanted to wait for the perfect opportunity to strike. Lars then told Jon that they should go after that Delea girl next. Jon looked at him curiously, asking him why. Lars explained that Delea might’ve been a floater at the beginning of the game, but that Lars was seeing her talk to people a lot more lately and get around the house quite a bit. He was afraid that she was assembling an army to try and strike against them. Jon waved it off, saying everyone at this point except for Lars and the kid were going to be trying to make a strike against him, so it wasn’t really a huge dilemma for him anyways. Jon knew he’d have to secure a competition win soon to stay around and cause more damage, but he felt there were bigger threats than some redhead floater. Lars said that Jon had been warned regardless of how this went.
At the HoH competition, Delea ended up above the rest, gaining her second HoH win of the whole season. Delea was excited and let it show a little, impatient to just go ahead and make her nominations right on the spot but knowing that she would still have to talk to people all the same.
Juliet and Cracker met in the HoH room with Delea. Delea then revealed that last week she eavesdropped on Fenny and Lars making bets on whether or not Jon would be crashing his game after his actions last week, and heard them talk about Jon as more of an ally rather than a hinder to their games. She figured that there must’ve been a three person alliance between them, and that they had been running the whole game underneath their noses the whole time. Cracker sighed, saying he knew something was off about the kid’s actions, and this explained it. Juliet wasn’t surprised that Lars and Jon were working together, as they seemed like the types of people who would be drawn towards each other, but was just as surprised as Cracker was to hear that Fenny was involved with them. Delea said that Fenny was most likely just a number to the pair of Lars and Jon, so she wanted to try and get Fenny pried away from them this week and get out one of Lars or Jon as well so the other would be extremely vulnerable in future weeks. Juliet said she liked the plan, and Cracker agreed with it as well, saying that he’d try to sway the boy over after the nominations were set. Delea then dismissed them from the HoH room, thanking them for their time.
Lars spoke with Fenny, saying that the kid better stay loyal to him and Jon this week or else the one that stays around would make the rest of his time in this game hell. Fenny asked what the sudden threats were about, and Lars told the kid that Delea was onto them. If Delea managed to get even one of them to split from the other two, then all three of them would be dead for the rest of the game. He knew that Jon wouldn’t go against them, as he was the one who needed them to succeed, but he knew that Fenny would probably have thoughts of going against them, so Lars wanted to make sure the kid stay loyal. He told Fenny all of this, and then said they couldn’t be seen talking to each other for long, so he left the area afterwards. Fenny was left conflicted as to what he wanted to do.
At the nominations ceremony, Delea proudly declared that she was nominating Jon and Lars. She told Jon that after his huge display last week, along with her suspecting him of being a dirty player before the reveal, he shouldn’t be too surprised that he was nominated. She then said she was nominating Lars, as he was also a very negative force in the house, so might as well increase the odds of one negative force being taken out of the game that week. With that, the nomination ceremony was closed.
Delea decided to meet with Fenny in private. Fenny had been dreading this, and reluctantly went up to the HoH room with Delea. Delea first opened him in with a casual conversation, then asked him if he was aligned with Lars and Jon after talking for a while. Fenny rubbed the back of his head, then hesitantly admitted that he was. He then said that the alliance was kind of restricting, as if he ever did anything against them, they would turn on him within an instant and get him evicted. Delea assured Fenny that they were only two people, and everyone else was against them. As it stood, though, that meant people were also currently against Fenny just due to association. Delea wanted Fenny to go against the villainous duo, telling him that she would personally go out of her way to guarantee him safety in the coming weeks just so he wouldn’t regret the choice. Fenny bit his lip, and said he still wasn’t sure and had to think about it. Delea sighed, but said she understood that the pressure must’ve been getting to him, and so she let him leave to think on it. Fenny left, the mental and emotional stress building up.
Cracker and Juliet were talking, both expressing how much they missed having Aang in the house. Juliet loved the conversations she had with Aang and thought he was a very neat person with a good heart, and Cracker said that Aang was a really good bro to keep thing entertaining and alive in the house with him. Cracker said he’d make Jon pay for what he did, and Juliet said that they’d all make Jon pay for everything he’s done. Jon had been running around controlling the game, with everyone sort of knowing it but never really realizing what that meant. They had all been played by Jon at one point or another, so everyone would be going after Jon. Cracker said that Jon made it personal, so he wanted to personally make sure that Jon lost the game. They both kept talking about how much they disliked Jon, then decided to move on to other things to talk about, not wanting to focus on the negative.
At the veto competition, Delea ended up securing the win, happy that plans were going her way. Most of the house cheered for her, Fenny looked uncertain, Lars frowned, but Jon smiled, already having a backup plan.
After the competition, Lars told Jon that they were dead meat. Jon then said that they weren’t dead until they were evicted, and that the game could always be played. Jon went to Fenny, and asked Fenny if they had been trying to pry him over to the other side. Fenny nodded his head, not talking. Jon then said that Fenny could still make a move without having to vote one of his allies out. Fenny looked up, curious. Jon then went on to say that if Fenny could find a way to get Leah on the block, that he’d work his ass of to get Leah out of the houe and make Fenny feel more comfortable without her around. Jon emphasized, though, that it would have to be the kid to sway Delea into using the veto and putting up Leah, as it wouldn’t work if him or Lars tried. Fenny nodded his head, smiling a little, liking this route of action. He stood up and walked towards the HoH room.
Fenny went up to the HoH room to talk to Delea about the deal. Delea asked if he was ready to vote one of the two out, saying they would go with his preference of who to vote out between the two. Fenny then said that he didn’t want either of them evicted this week, but would be more than willing to go after them the following week if Delea can prove to him that she’ll be loyal to him. Delea raised an eyebrow and asked what he wanted her to do. Fenny said he wanted the PoV used on Jon, and for Leah to put up as the replacement nominee, as he was feeling uncomfortable about flipping over due to Leah still being in the game and possibly wanting to manipulate or evict him down the line. Delea thought about this, then asked him again that if she did this for him, he would go after the pair next week for sure. Fenny promised he would. Delea sat in silence, really in turmoil as to what to do. Then she looked at Fenny, and said that she’d do it to prove her loyalty to him. Fenny fist-bumped the air, shook Delea’s hand excitedly, and thanked her so much. He then left the HoH room, ecstatic and happy. Delea relaxed, happy to finally see him that way this week.
At the veto ceremony, Delea stood up and, to (almost) everybody’s surprise, chose to use the veto on Jon. She then renominated Leah in his place, and publicly apologized to everyone for going against the plans a little, but that she’d still follow through with taking out one of Jon or Lars within the remaining weeks. With that, she declared the veto ceremony over.
Juliet, Cracker, and Leah immediately went up to Delea to ask what the hell she had just done. Delea said that Fenny wanted to evict Leah that week and take out the duo the following weeks, wanting to make this week a week to prove that she would be loyal to him and wouldn’t just vote him out as soon as he helped them. Leah sarcastically thanked Delea for allowing her to be evicted like she was some pawn in a huge scheme. Cracker said that they didn’t have to follow through with evicting Leah, that they had the votes to tie it up and evict Lars in the tiebreaker and then just take out Jon the next week. They could apologize to the boy for not evicting Leah later, and just weaken the duo as it was. Juliet remained silent, not knowing what stance to take. Delea said that they’d still be fine no matter what happened this week, saying the only thing that mattered is that they gained Fenny’s trust. Leah mentioned that they could also be walking straight into a trap. Delea rolled her eyes and said again that they’d be fine, leaving the area.
Jon thanked the kid a bunch for being able to convince her to pull that off. He then said she’d regret that move in about seven days. Lars admitted he was surprised that the kid managed to do it, but was happy Fenny got it to happen. Now all they needed to do was either get the tiebreaking vote or secure a third vote on their side. Fenny said that Juliet seemed uneasy, and could probably be swayed over to evict Leah with them. He said he’d go and talk to her about it himself.
Fenny went up to Juliet, talking about casual things. Fenny then brought up that he really hoped that Leah would get evicted that week. He then looked up and apologized to Juliet, saying that he knew she probably didn’t like Lars and that Leah was an ally to her, but that he felt super uncomfortable with Leah in the house after what she did to him. He had never felt so used and misled in his entire life. Fenny kept building up the emotional appeal, and Juliet fell for it, promising Fenny that she’d vote to evict Leah with him this week--but only if he stuck with his word to Delea, and now to her, that he would go after Jon and Lars in the following weeks so neither of them could reach the finals! Fenny said it was a done deal, and shook her hand on it, thanking her immensely for doing this for him.
At the eviction ceremony, the houseguests voted to evict one by one. Once the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. By a vote of 3-1...Leah was evicted from the playhouse. Again.
Leah stood up calmly, and told Delea that she hoped, for Delea’s sake, that this was a sacrifice they could afford. She then personally said goodbye to Fenny, getting a little too close for his comfort. Afterwards, she gave the middle finger to both Jon and Lars. After all of that, she grabbed her bags, and walked out the front doors of the playhouse once again.
Votes for Leah: Fenny, Juliet, and Jon Votes for Lars: Cracker
|HOH||Pre-Veto Nominees||Veto Holder||Post-Veto Nominees||Evictee|
Cracker & Fenny
Cracker & Fenny
Cracker decided to speak to Juliet alone following the eviction ceremony, asking why she decided to go with the enemy and evict Leah, a willing ally who was definitely on their side. Juliet said that Leah was manipulative, that was the whole reason they got her out the first time. She explained that Leah hadn’t changed at all, and was probably just lying low so they could take her further in the game and give her a better chance to manipulate her way to the finale. Cracker sat there, silently, thinking about it. He then realized that Juliet was right, that if they kept Leah around that she probably would’ve wormed her way further in the game. Cracker said Juliet had a fair point, but now they might’ve just walked straight into a trap and were about to be killed off one by one because of it. Cracker hoped that none of them would end up regretting the decisions they made the previous week, as it was a huge gamble that he thought had very low chances of actually paying off. Cracker then left the room, paranoid, pissed, and motivated.
Fenny was talking to Delea once again. Delea brought up that they were both pretty big fans of reality gameshows, but had not once ever had a conversation just geeking out about their love for them. Fenny then asked if she wanted to just geek out for a bit, to which Delea accepted right away, needing something to get the tension of the game away from her and to just have a relaxing conversation for a bit. They both spouted out bits of Big Brother trivia, trying to see who knew more than the other and sharing their own personal opinions and rankings. Both of them enjoyed just being able to freely let out this side of them, a side they aren’t able to share with most other people. Lars ended up walking by, noticing their friendliness towards each other and making a mental note of it.
Juliet and Jon were talking at one point. During their conversation, Juliet asked Jon if he actually did have a family, as he had been telling people in the house prior to his reveal of being a manipulative person that he did have a wife and kids. She wanted to know if that was true. Jon nodded, saying he’d never lie to his family or about his family, as they’re the only people he truly respects and trusts. Juliet asked him how he thought his family would respond to his actions in the game. Jon sighed, and leaned back a bit, then said that he’d ask for forgiveness from his wife first, which he would get as this isn’t the first time he’s done something aggressive. Afterwards, they’d find a way to explain his actions to the kids, even though his kids would probably be proud of him for playing the game and making it far, not really thinking about his actions so much that their father was making it far in the game. He’d then tell his kids after all of that, that he hopes they never grow up to be like him. Jon told Juliet that it wouldn’t be the first time they had to run through something similar to what he just said. Juliet admitted she was surprised that Jon had this caring side to him. Jon said that when you put the effort into something like a family--marrying a spouse, keeping the relationship stable, having kids and helping them grow--of course you’d grow softer when you talk about them or are around them. He then took a sip of wine after revealing all that to Juliet. Afterwards, he switched the conversation over to something else, and Juliet continued to talk to him.
At the HoH competition, Lars ended up winning once again. He was tempted to flaunt his power around once again, but he felt like it wouldn’t be as fun this time around as it was back in the third week. The game had developed further, and people were starting to become numb to Lars’s attempts of irritating the others. He was still glad to be in control, though, especially after the opposing alliance almost got him evicted the previous week.
Lars spoke to Jon privately, saying that he still didn’t fully trust the kid. Jon claimed that the kid did everything they wanted the previous week, but Lars said that doing what they wanted him to do still kept the kid in the middle of the house, which is probably exactly what he wanted. He went on to say that the kid was still talking and keeping up with the other people in the house. Jon said that was to be expected with the other side still feeling like they had secured him. Lars shook his head, believing that Fenny was still against them and that something had to be done about it. He thanked Jon for listening, and left the room. Jon rolled his eyes, thinking that Lars could be ridiculous sometimes.
Cracker came up to Lars personally, and said that while they may not have been on the best of terms or have much respect for one another, he wanted to make an offer to Lars. Lars raised an eyebrow, and asked what Cracker wanted to do. Cracker said that Jon would win against either Lars or Fenny if he made it to the end, so what was the point of keeping him around for so long? It was the final six, the eighth week, so close to the end of the game, and yet a huge threat like Jon was still being considered to be kept over someone like Juliet, who Cracker admitted a lot of people had a chance to win against. Cracker said that if Lars nominated and campaigned for Jon to get evicted this week, that Cracker would never vote to evict Lars for the remainder of the game. An automatic vote on his side for the remainder of the game. Lars said he needed time to consider it, and his choice would be revealed at the nomination ceremony. Cracker didn't want that, and said Lars had to commit on it or deny it right then and there like a man. Lars said that he’d agree to that promise. Cracker let out a huge breath of relief, and shook Lars’s hand, thanking him for seeing reason over emotion. Cracker then left the HoH room, Lars rolling his eyes as Cracker left.
At the nomination ceremony, Lars nominated Fenny and Cracker. Cracker yelled out, asking what the hell Lars thought he was doing. Lars told the big oaf to just shut up a moment and listen. Lars then explained that he didn't fully trust Fenny to make the right decision coming into this week, so he wanted to keep the kid on the block to ensure he either lost the opportunity to potentially fight back or get evicted by the people who were oh so desperately trying to get him on their side. He then went on to say he was nominating Cracker, as Cracker was the heart of the other side of the house, so he wanted to strike right at the heart of the group so that the other side wouldn't have a pulse anymore. With that, Lars declared the nomination ceremony over.
After the nominations, Fenny, Cracker, and Jon were all pretty pissed at Lars for what he did. They all tried to take turns calling him out on it, each bringing him into a separate room with them to try and argue and call out Lars for being something that he already knew he was. Lars had the same apathetic reaction to each of them, since he had been pissing people off the entire game already and wasn't phased by this new wave of pissed off people. He essentially told them the same thing: that this was his week in power, which meant his choices that benefitted his game and brought him closer to the half million dollar prize. He told each of them that he didn't care about their feelings being hurt, and cared about getting things done. Jon was the only one to be somewhat satisfied with this answer, and let Lars go off the hook. The other two, however, were still pissed at him and didn't want anything to do with him after that point.
Cracker vented to Juliet for the most part, knowing that Delea would try to invalidate his anger of this situation. Cracker said that he knew not evicting Lars the previous week would come back to bite them in the butt and screw them over. Now the person they were relying on to save them, a plan they shouldn’t have gone with anyways as it was never good to have your entire game rely on a single person at any point, was nominated next to him and wouldn’t be able to help them this week even if he wanted to. Juliet agreed, apologizing to Cracker for not listening to him as much last week and giving into other people’s desires instead of just following what she thought was right. Cracker accepted the apology, but said that apologies wouldn’t get him through to the next week. Cracker claimed that they needed to evict Fenny this week and take out the middleman. The only problem with this plan was that Juliet was unsure if Delea was on board with it. Juliet said she’d take care of that, and try to make sure that Delea would evict Fenny with her.
At the veto competition, Cracker didn’t try to win, instead halting Jon, Lars, and Fenny from winning the veto that week, leading Juliet to beat Delea and win the veto for that week.
Juliet got together with Delea and Cracker after the veto competition, saying that they needed to discuss how to handle this week or else there was a very high chance of none of them making it to the finale. Cracker said that the veto couldn’t be used, or else Delea would just go up in his place, making the whole veto play pointless. Cracker then said that Delea needed to vote to evict Fenny with Juliet, so that they could take out the middleman, as well as any risk of Fenny turning on them in the future. Delea said she didn’t really like the idea of taking out Fenny, betraying him after doing all those things for him in the previous week. Cracker said that it was either betraying Fenny or betraying him, and at least with him still in the house Delea knew she had a secure number whereas Fenny was still a question mark in that regard. Delea wished there was another way, but said if she had to that she would take out Fenny. Cracker thanked Delea for seeing things their way.
Lars was talking to Jon at one point, and Lars eventually asked Jon if he should be going over to the other side of the house and trying to make deals or stir stuff up over there. Jon said he didn’t need to, that he’d been passing by and listening in on little bits and pieces enough to know that they were pretty split amongst each other--like they were being held together by a thin spider web, having common goals but having different ways on how to approach them. Jon said that they’d collapse in on each other at this point, and said it was a week for him to relax and let things play out for once. Lars said that Jon should at least check in on Delea, as she was the most likely to flip and vote Cracker if they didn’t use the veto on him. Jon said he’d get around to it. Eventually.
At the veto ceremony, Juliet declared that she wasn’t going to use the veto, as she didn’t see any reason to pointlessly change the nominations and take off an ally only for another ally to go on the block in their place. With that, the veto ceremony was closed.
After the veto ceremony, Jon approached Cracker. Cracker asked what the hell Jon wanted, and Jon said that he wasn’t going to campaign to anyone to vote out either him or Fenny. Cracker looked at him suspiciously, asking why that was. Jon admitted that, first off, he was having a lazy week and enjoying just not having to put in any work or effort for once in the entire time he was in the game. He then said that secondly, he respected Cracker as a competitor and as a person, even though it may not’ve seemed like it. Cracker looked at Jon and said the feeling was not mutual in any way, shape, or form. Jon said he was fine with that, he just wanted to let Cracker know that if he did get evicted somehow that week, that it wasn’t his fault and he truly didn’t want to be responsible for evicting Cracker. He also said that if Cracker did end up staying another week, he wished him good luck, as he could tell that the final few evictions were going to be some of the most intense that had ever occurred in the season. Jon held out his hand, and Cracker ended up doing the handshake with Jon one last time. Jon then stood up, leaving Cracker sitting alone.
Fenny ended up approaching Delea on his own terms, not wanting to have casual conversation and getting right into what he wanted to say. He told Delea that he wasn’t sure if she was voting to evict him or not, but was hoping that she would still try to keep him around, especially over a huge, likeable guy who had proven himself to be a threat in competitions. Fenny said the guy was so good at competitions, he ended up hindering other people so they couldn’t win and so an ally of his could win. Fenny said if Cracker made it to the end, which the odds of him doing so were very high with his skills and likability, that he’d definitely vote for Cracker to win over anyone else left in the game. So, he hoped that Delea would see this and still trust Fenny to be on her side in the next week to replace the ally that she would be losing by evicting Cracker, but gaining a higher chance of winning the game along with it. Delea said she’d think on it, thanking Fenny for approaching her. Fenny left, leaving Delea to think if loyalty really was the best thing to do. After all, it was the endgame, and these last few moves and evictions could really raise or drop someone’s chances of winning in the finale.
At the eviction ceremony, the houseguests voted one by one. Once the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. By a vote of 2-1...Cracker was evicted from the playhouse.
Cracker stood up and looked at Delea, saying he would scream at her if he wasn’t tired of being pissed at people. At this point, though, he didn’t even care anymore. He sighed, walked over to his bags, gave everyone one last goodbye, and went out the front doors of the playhouse.
Votes for Cracker: Delea and Jon Votes for Fenny: Juliet
|HOH||Pre-Veto Nominees||Veto Holder||Post-Veto Nominees||Evictee|
Jon & Lars
Juliet & Lars
Following the eviction ceremony, Juliet went to Delea, asking what happened that made her change her mind and evict Cracker over Fenny. Delea explained that Cracker was becoming a huge threat to win with his ability to win competitions and his likability, and she trusted Fenny enough to take Cracker’s place as a number for their alliance for the time being. Juliet said that Cracker might’ve been a threat, but he was a threat that was guaranteed to be on their side and they probably could’ve benefitted from keeping him around a little longer. Delea said that they shouldn’t dwell on it long, and just keep their eyes on moving forward and surviving the next three evictions to make it to the final two together. Delea then left the room, leaving Juliet to wonder how loyal Delea really was to Juliet at this point if Delea seemed to be going on her own and doing her own thing.
Lars was hooting and hollering over getting Cracker evicted, while Jon was a little quieter about it. Lars asked Jon why he was being so silent after such victory, and Jon said that it was a victory that should be celebrated with respectful silence. Lars said the big guy was loud during his time in the house, and claimed that someone had to make noise in his place. Jon looked at Lars, and asked if he ever stopped being irritating. Lars said that he stopped being irritating when people stopped giving him a reason to irritate them. And so far, he hadn’t found any reason to stop irritating anyone. Jon rolled his eyes, remembering that he saw this guy play a game similar to this twice before and actually win one of those times, and wondered if the Lars he knew had degraded into the Lars he was talking to right now since then, or if Lars really was always like this 24/7.
Fenny sat by himself in the living room, looking around at everything around him. He remembered that in the early weeks, he was fascinated with being here and couldn’t get over the fact that he was able to play in one of these, and at such a young age as well. Now, he was just sucked into the atmosphere of the game and the intense battle between Jon and Lars against the rest of the house. He was grateful to still be around in the midst of that whole mess. He was grateful to have made it farther than over half of the people that were in the house with him in week one. He was grateful that things had gone his way so far, intentionally and unintentionally. Fenny was just grateful to still be around. He sat back on the couch, and sighed with relief.
At the HoH competition, Delea won once again. She was really glad to have power in her hands once again in this game, especially at such a critical time. Then again, the past few weeks had all been critical times to be in power, but nonetheless she was glad to have won.
After the competition, she announced to everyone right away that she was nominating Jon and Lars, no questions asked, and that they should start fighting to see which one of them will survive a week longer than the other one, as she would personally see through that neither of them would win the veto either. Lars scoffed, saying she just voted to evict the only person who could prevent them from winning competitions. Delea claimed he was underestimating her strength, to which Lars responded that he was underestimating her intelligence just based on all the destructive moves she’s made so far in the game. Delea, aggravated, just walked away, not wanting to get into a petty argument with Lars. He smirked, glad to know that he got to her.
Juliet was talking to Lars, and at a point Juliet asked Lars about his job. Lars admitted he was unemployed, and had been struggling to hold a steady job for quite some time now. He tried working in fast food, grocery stores, mechanic shops, a lot of things. He hadn’t been able to hold down any of those jobs for very long, though, and just kept getting pink slip after pink slip. He started collecting them after a while. Juliet asked him what was holding him back from having a steady job, and he claimed it was other people being uptight, arrogant, uncooperative bitches that don’t dig in deeper to people after meeting them and just fire anyone after making a single mistake. He did wish he had an actual job, and he guessed he considered playing these games to be some sort of an occupation as he made enough money off of them to keep him stable enough these days, but was still searching for something. Juliet recommend teaching to him, and he laughed, saying he’d probably end up breaking some kid’s arm by the end of the week if he went into that field of work. Juliet smiled and giggled a bit, saying that it was difficult to hold one’s temper when dealing with immature kids from time to time.
Fenny was talking to Jon, telling him about how much he felt like he had grown as a person from this experience. The kid went on to explain that he’s never interacted with people outside of his age group that much, other than at his internship but that was more on a work level than a personal one, and how getting out here and being put through something like this was weirdly powering. Jon said he’d grown to appreciate the competition and how tough it gets for the past players he’s seen. Jon said he came into this game thinking he could just easily get away with everything and backstab everyone, which did occur early on, but it just got tougher week after week, especially now with everyone targeting him and him still managing to make it out of the tight situation he was in right now. Jon said he was glad he got to play the game the way he wanted to play it, and was able to learn and appreciate things even more somehow through it. Jon said that the kid was lucky to get something like this at a younger age, and to make sure this experience didn’t become a wasted one. Fenny doubted that it would ever be wasted.
At the nomination ceremony, Delea followed through with what she said and nominated Jon and Lars, saying that the reasons should be self-explanatory by that point. With that, the nomination ceremony was over.
Jon and Lars talked once more, with Lars saying that of all the times people had been pinning them down, he felt like this time they truly were pinned down. Jon told Lars to relax, as there was a veto competition that they could still take advantage of. Lars said that if he didn’t win it, he’d be going home for sure, so he asked Jon if he had a backup plan if he stayed on the block this time around. Jon said he had a plan for everything, and that Lars should just sit back and stick to irritating people. Lars blew up at Jon a little, telling Jon not to disrespect him, as he was his only ally left in the game and that if he hadn’t of made that deal with him in the very first week, neither of them would’ve gotten this far, but especially Jon wouldn’t have gotten this far. Jon laughed a bit, commending Lars for finally opposing him and trying to take authority in their duo relationship, even if just a little. Jon then left the room, leaving Lars irritated and determined to win that veto for himself.
Juliet and Delea were talking, Delea talking about how difficult it had been to get that far and how she was surprised to still be in the game for this long. Juliet commented that it didn’t have to be as much of a struggle if they had taken out Jon or Lars earlier. Delea said that it wasn’t entirely her fault that the two were still in the house together, recalling Juliet voting to evict Leah over Lars, preventing the tiebreaker from taking out Lars. Juliet went on to say that it didn’t matter at this point, just that they had to prevent those two from winning any competitions within these last few weeks, or else they’d both be screwed. Delea nodded, promising she’d try her best to prevent the pair from succeeding.
At the veto competition, Jon won in a huge upset. Delea was aggravated, Juliet was disappointed, Lars was pissed, Jon was happy, and Fenny was glad.
After the veto competition, production reminded everyone that that was the final veto competition of the whole season, and that there were only two HoH competitions left for the game. After the announcement, Jon went up to Fenny and they both celebrated the veto win a bit. Fenny didn’t care much for Lars, and Jon had been a nice, fatherly sort of figure for Fenny in the game that had worked hard to help him out in the previous weeks. Fenny was glad that Jon was making it another week further, for those reasons and more. Jon then told Fenny that he might get put up as the replacement nominee, so he better talk to Delea and make sure that she put up Juliet instead. Fenny nodded, and went off to talk to Delea.
Fenny approached Delea, acting sad and a little mopey. Delea asked him what was wrong, and Fenny asked if he was going to be the renomination. Delea bit her lip for a moment, then admitted that she had planned for him to be the renomination. He then started pushing on her, asking her if she trusted him or not to make the correct decision, and if she didn’t then what was the point of all that display of loyalty to him in the previous weeks? Delea calmed him down a bit and said that she’d think it over some, and Fenny threatened her, saying that if she nominated him, that she’d be losing a jury vote if she made it to the finale. He left the room, feeling satisfied with his argument. Delea thought it over long and hard, wondering if Fenny’s jury vote was worth it and if he truly could be trusted.
At the veto ceremony, Jon used the power of veto on himself. As a result, Delea had to name a renomination. She chose to put up Juliet in his place. Juliet looked a little confused, and took a seat on the nomination chair. WIth that, the veto meeting was over.
After the veto meeting, Juliet went to Delea, saying that she would ask Delea what was happening, but at this point she didn’t really want to hear about another irrational argument for trusting Fenny over the rest of her alliance once again. Delea said this week would be their week to get out Lars. Juliet shook her head, saying their week to get out one of the pair was week seven, and they both screwed that up for each other. She then went on to say that Cracker was right--none of them were going to see the finale due to their poor planning and trust. Juliet walked away, wanting to be by herself. Delea was left alone, beating herself up in her head for all her dumb decisions thus far.
Jon, Lars, and Fenny met together, the two men applauding the kid for being able to pull it off. Lars said he was starting to get a little impressed by the kid. Only a little, though. Jon said to give the kid the break, he had been working very well these past few weeks to keep all three of them safe and in the game. Fenny was glad that his plans were working out, and that both Lars and Jon were failing to see Fenny as a threat, just seeing him as a goat instead. Fenny said that he was just glad their alliance could all make it to the final three together, seeing as they’d evict Juliet and Delea would be unable to win HoH the next week, and with no PoV to save her. Jon said he would offer the kid a drink to celebrate if he wasn’t underage. Fenny said he could hold Jon to that drink for about three years. Jon smirked, saying he’d be glad to take the boy out for a drink at that time. Lars then got a bottle of beer for himself, saying that they could wait all they wanted to, but that he was going to take advantage of the moment and have a victory drink right there and then. Jon smiled, and Fenny giggled a bit.
At the eviction ceremony, the houseguests casted their votes to evict one by one. Once the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. By a vote of 2-0...Juliet was evicted from the playhouse.
Juliet stood up, saying good game, and wishing good luck to Delea in somehow making it past next week without being able to win any competitions to save herself. Delea sunk in her seat, filled with regret. Juliet then grabbed her bags, and walked out the front doors of the playhouse.
Votes for Juliet: Fenny and Jon Votes for Lars: ---
Delea & Fenny
A few hours after the eviction ceremony, Delea was sitting alone in a room. She looked up at one of the cameras, then looked down at the ground and sighed. She then started apologizing to her dad, saying that she had been making really dumb mistakes and wouldn’t end up winning like he always wanted to see her do. She said that she at least made the final four, though, so she hoped he would be proud of that at the very least. Delea reflected on her game, how she laid low early on, managed to be one of the first ones to catch on to Jon, the HoH wins, and the dumb mistakes she made that ended up pretty much sealing her fate for this week. She sunk down in the dark, lonely room, looking at the other beds that used to be owned by friendly faces that she enjoyed talking to, but were now empty and tidily made, as if they had never slept in them in the first place. She sighed, wishing she could start over.
At the HoH competition, Lars ended up winning the competition, securing his spot in the final HoH competition.
After the competition, Jon spoke to Lars, saying that while he knew their deal only said that they couldn’t nominate one another until the final four and Lars was totally eligible to nominate Jon at this point, but he hoped that Lars would keep Jon off the block and as the deciding vote, as the boy had been talking to Delea quite a bit in the past weeks and could’ve made an emotional attachment to her. Lars said he was way ahead of Jon, and that he hadn’t trusted the boy’s judgement when it came to eviction voting for the past few weeks. Jon nodded, thanking Lars for staying loyal. It must’ve been hard for him as a villain. Lars smirked, saying that it was definitely quite the experience teaming up with another villain instead of trying to be the only one in the house. Lars then extended his arm, and Jon proceeded to try and do the handshake The Bros taught him with Lars. Lars immediately asked what the hell Jon was doing, and Jon apologized, saying that it kind of became muscle memory after doing it so many times with The Bros. Lars said if Jon ever tried to do that dreaded handshake with Lars again, that Jon would get nominated. Jon smiled, saying that was fair enough.
At the nominations ceremony, Jon nominated both Delea and Fenny. He told Fenny that he would be safe, and told Delea that she basically did this to herself, and shouldn’t be surprised at the eviction results that were to come in a few days. Delea looked down, nodding her head. With that, the nominations ceremony was over.
Delea went back to the dark and empty bedroom, hugging a pillow close, her eyes tearing up. However, her crying was interrupted by the door opening up, letting in a bit of light. Delea looked over, seeing Fenny in the doorway. Fenny said it was really dark and depressing in there, to which Delea just nodded. Fenny closed the door behind him, shutting out the light room from the outside, and said if it was alright that he talk to her for a bit. Delea nodded, wiping away her tears. Fenny said he wanted to apologize for threatening her the previous week and screwing with her and her allies the past few weeks. He wanted to apologize most for causing her so much undue stress. Delea said that it was a game, and that she’d learn to suck it up. However, on that note, Delea wanted to know why he was so determined on sticking with those two, who he clearly didn’t have as good gameplay as and would lose against. Fenny smirked, saying that he knew the two guys were underestimating him, but didn’t realize that everyone had been underestimating him.
Delea sat up, curious as to what he meant. Fenny explained that he had always been planning to go to the end with Lars and Jon, as they saw him as a goat, and he knew that they were pissing off half of the jurors and that social gameplay always came before strategic gameplay in a game like this. He also explained that he wanted to keep up his status as the middle-man between the two alliances for multiple weeks so that he’d be constantly needed and talked to, as well as having people want to please him so that they’d earn his favor, and managed to do that. He wanted Delea to tell the jury about what he was really doing, and that they could have a better winner than Lars or Jon, as there was someone playing the game better than both of them. Delea said she had no idea that Fenny had been doing everything he was doing on purpose. Fenny shrugged, saying that he figured that the best way to earn respect would be to stop trying to demand respect or actively trying to do flashy things to get respect from people. So, he had played a little more under-wraps than he originally planned, but that it was working for him and probably would get him to the end no matter what.
Delea smiled, thanking Fenny for at least talking to her this week. Fenny said he just wanted to make sure she was okay and to apologize for all the shit he had put her through. Delea said she accepted the apology. She then stood up, went over to Fenny, and hugged him. Fenny recoiled a little, saying he didn’t deserve a hug. Delea said she didn’t care. Fenny eventually hugged her back. Delea let go, and then said that he better win that final HoH and get the win at the end. Fenny smiled, saying he’d try his best.
At the eviction ceremony, Jon stood up, being the sole vote to evict anyways. Jon thanked Delea for screwing over all of her allies for them, and unintentionally causing her own demise as well, leading to a very quick and clean disposal of the other side of the house for them. He then said he was voting to evict Delea, which was of no surprise to anyone. Delea stood up, hugging Fenny once again. She didn’t say goodbye or look at Lars or Jon on her way out. She grabbed her bags, and walked out the front doors of the playhouse.
Votes for Delea: Jon Votes for Fenny: ---
Jon & Lars
A few days after Delea’s eviction, the final three--Jon, Lars, and Fenny--were all standing in front of the memory wall, looking at the black and white photos of the previously evicted houseguests. They reflected on each person, and how they affected their journey. Lars looked at Mertha’s photo in disgust, giving her a middle finger and saying that her bed had been very comfortable for him. Jon looked at The Bros’ photos, thanking them for making the house lively and allowing him to feel young once again, and that he truly respected them as people and players of the game. Fenny silently looked at Delea’s photo, smiling. Production then called them all in for the final HoH competition.
In the first part of the HoH competition, Fenny fell out quickly, leaving Lars and Jon to compete it out. In the middle of it, Jon asked Lars if he intended to bring him to the finale. Lars asked what Jon thought was probably what was correct. Jon smirked, and gave it his all against Lars. However, Lars was able to beat out Jon in that part, allowing Lars to move on to the final part of that HoH challenge. In part two, Jon and Fenny faced off. Fenny brought in a lot of youthful energy and excitement, paired with adrenaline, which allowed him to beat out Jon in the second part. Jon smiled at the boy, wishing him luck against Lars in the final part. In the final part, Lars and Fenny faced off, trying to see who could guess whether or not the statement about the houseguest on the screen was correct or not. In a curb-stomp battle, Fenny ended up knowing more about the other houseguests than Lars, thus earning Fenny the final HoH of the game.
At the eviction ceremony, Fenny stood up, saying that he was glad to have spent the entire game with both of them, however he wanted to go against someone who he felt deserved to be in the final two more than the other. He then said that he was voting to evict Lars, as Jon had told Fenny about Lars’ past experiences on Drama House, and didn’t want Lars to be in the finale for a third time in his career of shows like that. With that, Lars was evicted from the playhouse.
Lars stood up, frowning and looking extremely pissed, and congratulating Jon on winning the season. He didn’t look at the boy, and merely grabbed his bags and walked out the front doors of the playhouse.
Votes for Lars: Fenny Votes for Jon: ---
Aang, Cracker, Delea, Juliet, Leah & Mertha
Barbera, Dottie, Lars & Mason
Jon stood up, extending a hand out to Fenny, to which he shook. He thanked the boy for taking him to the end. Fenny then said that he felt like this was going to be a pretty close vote. Jon smirked and laughed a little, sarcastically agreeing with Fenny. Fenny rolled his eyes, knowing that Jon was still underestimating him.
A couple minutes later, the jury came in and listening in on the finalists. Jon went first, explaining that he had played the game aggressively and taking advantage of every hesitation people had in order to get himself further in the game, especially in the final few weeks of the game in order to secure his spot in the final two. Jon said he played masterfully strategically the whole game, and masterfully socially in the first few weeks, although he admitted that he stopped caring about the social game after he went after The Bros, but hoped that wouldn’t deter anyone from voting for the deserving winner who put in the most effort into winning the season.
Fenny went next, saying that he had everything go exactly how he wanted it to in the final few weeks. He said that he wanted to go to the end with Lars and Jon the entire time, saying that he knew they were pissing people off and that people would always go after them and want him to flip away from them instead of wanting to actually take Fenny out. Fenny then went on to say that he didn’t played masterfully strategically the entire game, nor did he play masterfully socially, but that he did what he needed to do and didn’t go overboard with his power to try and impress people or try to make himself a target by making very visible moves, and instead using other people’s perception of him as just a kid to make more low-key moves that managed to get him and keep him in a great position for the entire end-game.
The jury proceeded to ask questions of the finalists, to which the finalists answered. After that, the jury voted for who they wanted to win one by one. Once the votes were tallied, the results were revealed. By a vote of 6-4...Fenny was the second Champion of the Playhouse!
Fenny jumped up, fist-pumping the air in excitement. Jon stood up calmly, congratulating the boy, for the first time in the entire time had been playing the game feeling blindsided. Fenny walked out of the house first, Jon following, with confetti and balloons going off. Delea ran up to Fenny, saying she managed to convince the jury for him and was glad that he could win. Fenny thanked Delea, to which she said anything for a fellow superfan of the game. Fenny smiled. The second season of Playhouse had ended, and thus the story closed for another one to start.
Votes for Fenny: Cracker, Leah, Barbera, Aang, Juliet, and Delea Votes for Jon: Mason, Dottie, Mertha, and Lars