Hey Trashmies! So far this week, much to Julie Chen’s dismay, Aryan Aaryn clinched her fourth Head of Household win. Much to Helen’s oblivion, she used the opportunity to nominate Helen and Elissa with a goal of evicting Helen, who is currently the biggest threat to McManda after a failed attempt to backdoor Amanda last week. Plus, how great was that Black Box have/have-not competition?
We pick up immediately after the nomination ceremony, in which Aryan brilliantly called herself a “power duo” with VaGinaMarie in order to divert attention from 3 AM and shift some of that pesky target onto VGM. Helen tells us from the DR that you should never feel safe in the BB house, except that she feels safe because she has a final 3 deal with Archie and Jughead.
Helen also thinks McCrae controls Amanda, which is laughable. Elissa is just really sad, because she’s friends with Helen.
Helen lectures the at-home audience that anyone who tries to come between her and HER Reilly sister, and expect them just to take it, will be sadly mistaken. Helen pulls Andy aside, and he pleas ignorance about the nominations. They share a good cry, and while Andy is crying because he has to lie to a good friend, Helen is likely crying because it’s the only real game move she has in her arsenal. She throws in a little campaigning to get Andy to play for veto and get Spencer nominated.
McManda are going at it like teenagers after too much Boone’s Farm, and Elissa busts into their creepy little love den. She doesn’t make like a tree, and instead quizzes them on how they think the week is playing out. McCrae encourages her to play hard for the veto.
Amanda sees an opportunity to put a rift in Helissa and gain some loyalty from Elissa. She advises Elissa that Helen is going to campaign against her, and by the way, Helen was meangirling Elissa behind her back just the day before. It’s on!
Andy pulls Pervy Claus aside to let him know that he needs to play hard for the veto, because if Helen or Elissa come off the block, he’s up. Andy also pretends like he’s going to throw the veto to Pervy if he gets the chance. Spencer tells us from DR that he’s going to “win that dude.” Finally! He admitted what so many have suspected all along!
With a flourish, Aryan called everyone to the living room to pick veto players. Aryan pulls VGM’s chip. Helen pulls Pervy’s chip, and upon the look of disappointment that darkened her face, he said to her, “good girl” in the voice I use to tell my dog that he pooped in the right area of the backyard.
Elissa pulls the first houseguest’s choice chip of the summer, and chooses Andy, who desperately did not want to play. Afterwards, Helen asks Andy if he thinks anyone is gunning for her, and he (again) plays dumb, telling her that aw shucks, no one ever tells him anything. But Andy is so sad that he won’t be able to use the veto on her if he wins it, even though she expects him to.