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Big Brother recap: The Quack is Back

The Quack Pack reunites, Ian avenges the loss of his “best friend”

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Big Brother

TV Show
Reality TV
Julie Chen
Current Status:
In Season

Can Dan be beat? That is (currently) the question.

As the fun continued in the BB house, Dan kept on playing everyone and managed to flip things around yet again. He explained that he is a new player this season; one who has to play a “much more ruthless” game than last time, whereby “if I have to stab everyone in the back to get to the end, that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”

After Ian won this week’s HOH Competition by staying up on the planetary-themed rope swing the longest, his offer to Dan to try to resurrect the pack of quacks sounded even sweeter.

While I’m certainly not going to argue that Dan’s funeral and his moves that ensued post mortem aren’t some of the greatest in BB history, didn’t Dan have the perfect storm of houseguests on which to be able to swing such a move?

I believe that his ability this week to resurrect the pack of quacks after clearly making some sort of deal with Jenn City and Frank the Carrot in order to take himself off the block, confirms just how tightly Dan is running the house. It seems like a smarter move for Ian would have been to nominate Dan and Frank this week. Yet Ian even thought about putting up Joe along with Jenn City. What is he thinking? Dan looked at him like he was crazy when he heard Ian’s idea of leaving Frank off the block. And alas, ‘twas the unlikely alliance of Frank the Carrot and Jenn City up on the block when all was said and done.

Ian deserves a lot of credit for winning HOH this week, especially in an endurance contest when it came down to “homecoming king versus valedictorian” in his final matchup against Shane. I was ready to see him plummet after his “best friend” Britney went home, but to the contrary, her exit seemed to light a fire under his arse. Yet he still seems to wear his heart on his sleeve and make moves, such as putting up Jenn this week, that don’t fully take advantage of his power as HOH.

Now, for a brief rant. I have a bone to pick with the BB houseguests: can you please stop shouting at people that are not present? That includes your wife, Chelsea, Dan; Jenn, your nephew (or something like that); and applies to anyone else that calls out to one of your relatives or any significant other people in your life that don’t live with you currently under the BB TV land roof. Thankyouverymuch.

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