Consider this post and all its comments below it to be rife with spoilers.
I don’t get it. I really don’t. It’s not that I don’t think “The Friendship” isn’t a horribly pretentious name for an alliance, nor that its members aren’t given to the occasional “high and mighty” moments, but what’s the attraction to Janelle? Why does America love her and that scumbag Howie so dang much? Is it the blonde hair, fake boobs, and availability factor? (This differentiates her from April in that April is married.)
Ivette’s whining about souls and money is annoying, I’ll also grant you.
It’s gotten to the point now where I’m rooting for Maggie, who has very smartly played it quietly this week. She’s not giving speeches about her own superiority. She’s very protective of her alliance. She’s not being obnoxious, generally speaking, and she’s the voice of reason amongst her alliance. She does know what she’s doing.
Janelle is a ditz who happens to know how to play the game. Personally, I find her repugnant and immature. Buddying up to The Friendship is a smart move. She sees that and she’s doing the right thing. The Friendship sees that, also, but will they act on it? If I were any of those three remaining right now, I’d set my sights firmly on getting Janelle out next week. You can’t go up against her in the final vote. Janelle is the most dangerous person in the house at the moment. She’ll get votes from people who say she played the game well, from those who actually like her, and from those (potentially) who fell out of favor with the last remaining Friendship member in the game during final evictions.
If you’re Maggie, April, or Ivette, you’re better off going into the final two with a member of your own alliance. At the very least, you deny Janelle the first AND second place moneys this way. You have a coin flip chance of winning — and, at the very least, you won’t lose to the blonde who already got the widescreen TV, the trip to 2 and a Half Men, and the phone call from firggin’ Michael. I think that America’s Choice may have been the nadir of Big Brother history — a contestant wins a chance at a phone call from a loved one at home, and she chooses an evicted houseguest from two weeks ago? ARGH
OK, I’m rambling. The discussion thread is open. Have at it. Someone please tell me why Janelle is a likeable contestant. I won’t try to deny you that she deserves to win. I just want to know why America keeps voting for her. Is it the AMERICAN IDOL theory of voting for the worst contestant to upset everyone and make the show more interesting? Help.