Thursday night's live Big Brother 15 broadcast was full of scheming and fighting. As the house whittles down to half the members it started with, tempers seem to be flaring. The MVP twist, now over, has done its damage by making the players paranoid over who had the power over the last few weeks. Following last week's shocking double eviction, which led to a blindside of one of the most liked houseguests this season, the eighth "evictee" and third jury member was eliminated from the game, according to The Hollywood Reporter on Aug. 15.
The show began with Andy reassuring both nominees Jesse and Spencer, separately, as to their being mere pawns, and telling both that they are safe.
But Andy's target is clearly Jesse, as he confesses he knows she wants to make a big move, so she's gotta go. We also see Amanda tell Aaryn the same thing.
Amanda, McCrae, Andy and Aaryn hatch the 3 a.m. final four alliance. Meanwhile Helen is suspicious of Andy’s "safe" nominations this week.
Both Elissa and Helen want to backdoor Amanda or McCrae. They can smell Andy’s alliance to the pair. But Amanda hatches a plan and wants McCrae and Andy to make a fake final three with Helen, to try and throw her off their tracks.
McCrae pitches the fake alliance to Helen, claiming he know's he can't beat Amanda in the end. Amazingly Helen seems to bite the bait and thinks she's got a final three with the two guys.
Amanda tells the others they should throw the Power of Veto competition to Helen, so she'll keep the noms the same and Jesse will go home. Also, this will cement Helen's trust in her fake alliance.
Andy tells Spencer of the plan to throw veto, but Spencer admits in the diary room that there's no way he's not going to try to save himself from the chopping block. Clearly he's uncomfortable placing his fate in the hands of the others.
Spencer appears to be going along with the plan as Helen gets close to cinching the veto, but at the last moment Spencer bails on the plan and tries to win it himself.
On the third round, Spencer doesn't fold and manages to knock Helen out of the competition. Andy says, "the plan has gone haywire".
Andy doesn’t want to have to put up a replacement nominee, so he actually hopes neither Jesse or Spencer manage to win the veto. He wanted Helen to win so she could be the one to keep the nominations the same.
Spencer ends up eliminated however, and then Andy realizes he's got to win the power of veto himself and ensure that the nominations stay the same.
When Andy beats out Spencer in the final round, Spencer worries. He knows his past actions, as well as now bailing on the plan to throw this competition, has possibly put a big target on his back.
Andy even admits he's now torn a little, and isn't sure they shouldn't vote Spencer out for his disloyalty.
Jesse's still fighting for her life, so she pitches the idea of making a big move and backdooring Amanda. Andy has all the power and is contemplating a big move also.
Meanwhile when Helen tells McCrae it's time to deep-six Amanda, McCrae realizes it's actually time for Helen to go to the jury house.
Even though Andy sees an opportunity to backdoor Helen, he ultimately keeps the nominations the same.
Helen calls Jesse out for having been used by Judd to try and get Amanda out in front of Aaryn and Elissa. Jesse’s confused, so she confronts Helen. They argue, and afterwards we hear Jesse say she wants to, "blow up Helen’s game".
Jesse confesses to Amanda and McCrae that she, Helen and Elissa did hatch a plan to evict Amanda, who then marches up to the HOH room to confront Helen and Elissa about their attempt to flip the house on her.
Afterwards, Helen confronts Jesse and they argue while the others eavesdrop. Helen tries to deflect and deny her involvement in the scheming, but everyone knows Jesse is correct about Helen.
Jesse goes to the diary room and says, "Helen just f----d me". Jesse overhears that she's the house's target, so she decides she's going out with a bang. She tells Spencer and Aaryn, "you all just sit back and watch the show".
Meanwhile, we see GinaMarie go after Aaryn in the HOH room. GM shadows Aaryn, provoking her to drop some F-bombs her way. Aaryn tells GinaMarie, "get the f--k away from me"! GM ends the feud saying back, "you’re just snapping like a little chihuahua mommy, that’s all I’m sayin".
As the house still sees Jesse as the bigger threat, the time comes for the live vote, and they stick to their original plan. Jesse is evicted by a unanimous vote of 6-0.
In the end, Jesse doesn't go out with a bang. She does tell Julie after her elimination that she thinks she cast doubt on Helen’s game, and perhaps showed the house that Helen's not so loyal to Amanda.
Jesse says she loves Helen personally, but feels betrayed by her in the game. Julie alludes to Jesse being somewhat of an outsider in the house, and noted how she seemed to "struggled to fit in".
Jesse admits it's going to be awkward to see Judd in jury house. In the end she says she has no regrets, that did the best she could with the hand that was dealt her, but if she could do it over again she maybe wouldn’t have laid so low.
Onto the next Head of Household competition. Amazingly, Aaryn wins a contest called "Way Off Broadway", beating out Amanda in the end. She's now HOH for an astounding fourth time in just the first half of this 15th season of "Big Brother".
But the big news is saved for the end of the live telecast. Julie Chen tells us that during next week's live eviction on Thursday night, previously evicted jury house members Candice, Judd, Jesse along with next week's evicted houseguest, will battle to see who will return to the game.
This marks the first time in BB history such a jury twist has happened. "Big Brother" airs next on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.
Who do you want Aaryn to put on the block, and, who do you think she'll put up?