Big Brother 15 aired its second live double eviction episode Thursday night, and the anticipation over whether Amanda would actually still be evicted was palpable. It had earlier seemed like a slam dunk, but Elissa's last minute reconsideration of keeping her in the house and forming an alliance that included Amanda, McCrae, herself and Andy seemed for a moment at least, possible, according to Zap2it on Sept. 5. "Big Brother" saw two houseguests walk out the door last night in a surprise double elimination show.
The one problem Elissa had in trying to flip the house and keep Amanda, was that Andy stayed true to his "Exterminators" alliance. In the end, the votes were split 2-2, McCrae and Elissa voting to evict supposed pawn Spencer, while Andy and Judd voted to oust Amanda.
That left it up to GM to break the tie, and obviously her intended target was Amanda, since she nominated her and wanted to end her reign of terror and her power duo status with McCrae.
Elissa ended up buying Amanda's sales pitch about how it's actually better for her to keep her in the house, since she's the likely next target behind her. Also, it would have kept a bigger target in the house and off her own back.
Amanda exits the "Big Brother 15" house, and explains to Julie Chen that she thinks Elissa didn't stick to her plan and vote to keep her. She's still under the impression that waffler Andy is on her side.
When the recorded goodbye messages are played back for her however, she finds out the truth. She then confesses she'll return Elissa's wedding ring to her given as collateral proof of her loyalty.
Amanda looks truly shocked when she hears Andy admit he's in another alliance. When Julie presses her about being a bully, she manages an Aaryn-style defense, claiming she's not a bully and that she was just being really honest with people.
McCrae wins the live HoH competition in which the players had to be the first to locate two dog bones. He quickly strategizes and sticks Elissa and GinaMarie on the block. McCrae probably thinks Elissa didn't stick to her word and voted to evict Amanda.
Plus, he's still fooled by Andy who he trusts is still on his side. He couldn't be more wrong but the damage is done. Perhaps if it weren't a live double eviction, he'd have had more time to find out the truth about the Amanda vote.
Certainly GinaMarie was put on the chopping block due to her having cast the deciding tie break vote, telling Amanda to "get to steppin'".
In the live "The BB 500" Power of Veto competition, in which all six players participated, the houseguests had to maneuver a toy race car through a maze.
The name of veto game was in honor of it being Big Brother's 500th episode.
In the end Judd ends up victorious. The writing's on the wall for Elissa however, since why would Judd want to save her. She's sitting up next to his alliance buddy GM.
Elissa simply must go at this point because the Exterminators are in full control of the game. In her interview with Julie Chen after getting unanimously evicted by Judd, Spencer and Andy, Elissa is genuinely confused.
She thinks McCrae is the one that turned his vote against his own showmance love Amanda. What? Julie even repeats it back to Elissa perhaps thinking she just misspoke, but that wasn't the case.
McCrae now finds himself in a house a man alone. It's him against the Exterminators as we head in to next week.
Julie announced next Wednesday will be a special elimination episode, that will pare the house down to the final four. Then Thursday will also be the usual live eviction that will set the final three.
Tune in first on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on CBS to see who wins the all important HoH. That would've been McCrae's likely only hope, but he took himself out of the competition by winning the live HoH Thursday night.
Now the pizza boy's only hope is to win POV, since it's a shoe-in that he'll end up on the block, and almost a sure thing he's the next one out the door.
What did you think about Amanda and Elissa both being evicted from the BB house?