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Big Brother recap: season 14, episode 20

Frank is on a winning streak; Dan becomes a Have-Not

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Julie Chen
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Please? Pretty please? …with sugar on top?  Y’all?

Frank’s somewhat respectable (though still rather meek) tirade at the start of tonight’s installation certainly came as no surprise, right? After handily winning the POV, Frank hurled insults at Ian for his utter lack of respect and loyalty to Boogie. “You’re a puppet,” Frank told Ian. Then later, “Ain’t gonna lie to you, Ian, you’re a terrible person.”

Campaigning for Ashley to stay over Chef Joe after taking himself off the block, Frank urged the other houseguests to vote Joe out over Ashley because she deserved it more than Joe. “He just wants to be a celebrity chef, send him home,” Frank says to the group. Then directly to Joe, “You float like a bob on a $*#%ing fishing pole is what you do!”

Is it me or was anyone else hoping Frank might channel just a bit more of Willie? Son?

In the DR, Ian defended what’s been called one of the dumbest moves in BB history, explaining, “My heart ached for Boogie all day knowing that I was to have to vote him out tonight. You come to respect and admire someone like that so much that I couldn’t let him walk out there and be completely blindsided.” That’s sweet and all, but Ian – and I’m talking directly to you now – it was still a horribly dumb move.

While comments like the quote above sadly confirm that Ian’s former life outside the BB house still revolved solely around what happened inside the BB house, Ian’s “expert” strategic analysis keeps improving, despite a tendency to wear his heart on his sleeve.

Turns out that Ian’s original plan had been to throw the HOH competition so he wouldn’t be the one calling the shots to take out Frank. But, in the presence of a game dealing with memory and numbers, it’s clearly impossible for Ian not to win.

So when Ian ended up in the HOH hot seat, he planned to leave Frank off the block first, in an attempt to backdoor him. That way, if Frank won yet another POV (as he did), then Frank wouldn’t have the chance to use the POV on himself. Proving to be the puppet in Frank’s accusations, Ian was persuaded by Britney (with Shane lurking in her shadows) to put Frank and Ashley up on the block.

As such, Ian wasn’t the least bit shocked to see the wrath of Frank rear it’s not-that-ugly-at-all head. Once again, heart took over head in Ian and he plead to Dan, “I’m a terrible person. I’m going to burn in hell.” Woe is me, fee-fi-fo-fum. Ian clearly knew he was orchestrating a big move. So get over it and own it, Ian – talking directly to you again.

For some warm and fuzzies and the sake of having the ability to continue to make Ian do his dirty work, Dan plays to Ian’s BB obsession and anoints Ian, telling him “You’re a Renegade now, buddy.” This was Dan’s previous alliance (a la Chilltown is to Mike Boogie) and I’m pretty sure I saw Ian shed a tear at some point while doing the Renegade “gunshot” handshake with Dan. Could Ian be any more of a loveable loser?

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