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"Big Brother All-Stars – Season Premier Episode Summary – Let the Game Begin!"
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"Big Brother All-Stars – Season Premier Episode Summary – Let the Game Begin!"
What is the best way to introduce the All-Stars Edition of Big Brother? With Julie Chen, of course! Remember, she only got this job because she married her boss. It certainly isn’t for talent or skill. She kicks off the intro by passing it off to the announcer mentioning the number of cameras and microphones, and the fact that the houseguests have to live together, but also vote each other out.

Well, if you remember, we had an “episode” of Big Brother a couple of weeks ago to reintroduce us the potential houseguests. We had twenty people to pick from and our votes were going to bring in six. The twenty potential houseguests were “Chicken” George from season one, Bunky, Dr. Will, Mike “Boogie”, and Monica from season two, Marcellas, Lisa, and Danielle from season three, Erika, Dana, and Alison from season four, Jase, Michael “Cowboy”, Jennifer “Nakomis”, and Diane from season five, Howie, Kaysar, Ivette, James, and Janelle from season six. I will introduce the people who made it in later.

After some “meaningful” conversation from Julie about playing for yourself and how you know how the others play, and stuff, Julie starts by announcing the first twist. Because America’s (and Canada’s) vote was so close, they are bringing in the top eight vote getters rather than just the top six meaning fourteen houseguests will be entering the house. So Julie starts pulling the top four girls keys out of the big box in no particular order.

Janelle, from season six, was the first key pulled. She was known as Jedi Janey on her season and made it to third place. She won several of America’s Choice and she developed a crush on her season. She was a fighter and a feisty one. I liked her.

Erika, from season four, was the next key pulled. She was from the Ex-Factor season and her ex, Robert was on the show, too. It was through the show, that they were able to heal some of the wounds of the relationship. Erika was also the girl who always wore pink. She was a nice person. I also liked her, but I am surprised she was an America’s pick.

Nakomis, from season five, was part of that season’s twist. Without her knowledge, it was through the show that she discovered that she had a half-brother, Cowboy. It was also through the show that she discovered that she didn’t really want to have much to do with her half-brother. Their relationship is strained, but they are still family. Nakomis is the girl with the different coloured hair and tattoos. She was also responsible for the six-fingered plan which was key to getting rid of Jase. She’s quiet, but also smart. I like that in a player.

Diane, also from season five, was the last girl to be picked from viewers’ votes. Diane fell in love with the winner of the show. He broke her heart though when he chose Cowboy to go to the final two over her. Bros before hos, eh? Well, I can honestly say that I am surprised that she was one of the viewers’ picks.

So the girls tear off into the house to claim their bedroom. Janelle thanked the viewers for voting her in. Nakomis felt a little uncomfortable with the girly girls who are into fashion and hair. Diane is also surprised by Erika being voted in. The bedroom that the girls finally claimed was the big bedroom with the gigantic bed.

We cut back to Julie starting to announce the guys who were the top vote getters. Again, Julie had to remind us that it was in no particular order.

Howie, from season six, was the first key pulled for the guys. Howie likes boobies. Howie is a jedi and has the ultimate light saber that makes sounds and turns on and off like in the movies. It is one of those expensive ones that every diehard Star Wars fan needs. Howie also referred to himself as Hurricane Howie. Even though he is a buffoon, he was entertaining to watch and was one of the good guys from that season.

Kaysar, also from season six, also made it on the show. He was the one who was voted out of the house but voted back in by the viewers’ votes with a whopping 82 % approval. Kaysar squandered that second chance by trusting some untrustworthy girls (aka the Maggots or The Fiendsheep). Kaysar is a hottie and has a lot of confidence which could come off as cockiness. I am not at all surprised that he made it in, but I will be surprised if he wins this edition of the show.

James, also from season six, is back. James was partnered with his girlfriend, Sarah, on season six. James was a hard player and everyone felt threatened by him so they kept nominating him but he kept winning the Power of Veto to keep saving himself. It was until he was backdoored that he was finally voted off the show. Wow, season six has representation.

Jase, from season five, is the last guy to be voted into the house with the viewer’s picks. Jase was a member of the four horsemen alliance. Yes, that was the name of the alliance, despite that fact that they did not know that it was a Biblical reference. That just proved that these guys were idiots. Jase was famous for the mandana, or a sleeve cut off a T-shirt and turned into a bandana. Jase was obnoxious and annoying and one that people loved to hate.

The guys tear off into the house and the first things out of the houseguests’ mouths are that it is season six all over again. Howie said that it is definitely an All-Star cast with All-Star boobies. He’s at it again.

After the commercial break, we cut to Julie asking the potential houseguests if they were surprised that they were not voted in. Marcellas is shocked that the world didn’t love him enough to vote him back. Julie asked if anybody who was voted in was a surprise. Everyone said yes, but everyone refused to name names. With that, Julie started pulling more keys out of the box.

Dr. Will, from season two, was the first key pulled out of this bunch. Because I only started watching from the third season, I don’t have much to say about Will. I know that he won the second season and that he has been described the Richard Hatch of Big Brother.

Danielle, from season three, was the next one to be let in. She was the runner-up of that season and it was because of her that the producers changed the format of the show. They felt that Danielle should’ve won but because she had some nasty comments about the other houseguests in the diary room, that she lost. It was after this season that a jury and sequestering was necessary. Danielle played very hard on her season but did burn a lot of bridges. Marcellas still has a chip on his shoulder.

Marcellas, also from season three, was the next key to be pulled with a great cheer and a huge hug to Julie, Marcellas is famous for making a stupid, bone-headed move by not using the Power of Veto on himself to free him from being voted out and got voted out. Marcellas is probably the most famous person to get out of Big Brother. He was the host of House Calls with Gretchen Massey for two seasons. Now Gretchen is alone for this season. Marcellas also has been on a few soap operas, like the Bold and the Beautiful. Marcellas does fall into the stereotype of being a fabulous gay guy but he is so loveable and nice that he does have a fanbase. I’ll say I’m a fan.

Alison, from season four, was that season’s runner-up. She has earned her nickname of Aliwhore. She lied, and flirted and utterly disgusted me. When she and Jun were the final two, I watched until I fulfilled my summary obligation and I stopped watching. Her and Jun’s attitudes sucked. The worst was when they called Robert’s daughter (a ten year old girl) a b*tch because they were jealous that America chose to vote letters and phone calls for Robert from his daughter. The truth was that we voted that way, not for Robert, but for the daughter, Elena. Alison is also famous for ruining The Amazing Race franchise (well, Alison and the Weavers on the Family Edition). Because Alison was such an easy girl on her season of Big Brother, it put strains on her relationship with her boyfriend Donny. Well, on TAR, they came in first on the first leg and then came in last on the second leg because they just could not get along. I would say that it was all Alison’s fault. Only five reality show contestants have fallen into my hate/hate category – Alison and Jun from Big Brother, and Jerri (from season two of Survivor) and Jenna and Heidi (from season six of Survivor). My hatred for Jerri and Jenna has diminished, though.

Mike “Boogie”, from season two, is the next one in. I don’t have much to say because I haven’t watched that season.

“Chicken” George, from season one, is the last person to get onto the show. I don’t know much about him. I do know that his season had completely different rules for Big Brother. They played the international Big Brother rules where the house nominates two people and the viewers’ votes pick who of the two goes. That game was not in control of the players at all. It might be interesting to see an inexperienced player play against the experienced players who played the American Big Brother style of game.

So the final demographic is one from season one, two from season two, two from season three, two from season four, three from season five, and four from season six to total fourteen players in the house.

The final six entered the house and Danielle noted how people were hugging and being friendly but she also noted that things are going to get ugly soon. “Chicken” George is thrilled to be in the house. Marcellas said that he will never be friends with Danielle because of what she did to him on season three. Erika’s first goal is to outlast Alison, because Alison was responsible for getting rid of her. Erika doubts that Alison has changed. Yep, I agree with Erika.

Mike “Boogie” said that “Chicken” George is a minnow amongst sharks. Yep, George seems pretty naïve. Dr. Will is already picking his targets of Kaysar and James from season six. He says that they are too cocky. Pot, meet kettle. Mike and Will are aligning. Kaysar wants to get rid of Will. This could become an interesting situation.

After the commercial break and a reminder that we can subscribe to the 24-7 Live Feeds, Julie is back to announce the first Head of Household competition. Ooooh, and she has another twist with the competition. I’ll bet your head will spin after this one. This time there will not be one HoH. There will be TWO!!!!!! Argh, I can’t handle it. And if the two HoHs cannot agree on their nominations, then they are automatically put up for nomination. Wow, tell me more, Julie! Oh, wait, there isn’t more. Ah, too bad.

Well, the hamsters head out to the backyard to play the first game. The producers spared no expenses in designing this set. It is decorated with lots of stars. (Get it? All-Stars? I didn’t either.) And to make the backyard classy, they added a couple of disco balls. That is, like, so cool. I would’ve never thought of decorating with a disco ball. The colour scheme is a lot of grey, black, and silver. Julie announced that they needed to add some colour and activated a fountain that had arsenic-laced orange Tang or Kool-Aid. I wonder how long it will be before these houseguests start drinking the juice.

Ok, so we need the rules of the game. There are two groups of people. One group stands on little platforms on a rotating disc. The other group chucks a giant meteor (ah, so that’s why they had the star thing) at the group standing on the little platforms. The last person standing on the platforms wins HoH. And because there are two winners, the groups of people will switch positions after the first winner is crowned to crown the second winner.

Ok, so the competition started. The first group of people to stand on the little platforms was Howie, Erika, Jase, Marcellas, James, Mike “Boogie”, and Dr. Will. The meteor starts flying. Hits of note were that Danielle was going for Marcellas and Kaysar went for Mike “Boogie”, Will’s right hand man. When Dr. Will was knocked off, he hung onto the meteor and hoped to return to his platform and stay in the game. It didn’t work. Jase won this round.

The second group to stand on the little platforms was Nakomis, Janelle, Danielle, Kaysar, Alison, “Chicken” George, and Diane. Dr. Will took Kaysar out. James didn’t care who he hit, other than Janelle. Janelle was the only person from that group that was on his side. Jase tried to get Janelle but hit Alison instead. Erika almost killed “Chicken” George. Oops. And Howie, of course, went for Danielle to make Janelle the second winner.

So after the commercial break, and the reminder of House Calls, the BB internet talk show, Janelle and Jase enter their HoH bedroom. Jase got a picture of his girlfriend and his soon-to-be stepdaughter. What? Jase got a girl! And she’s not fake! That’s this season’s shocking twist. Mike “Boogie” reminisced his season and how he got a bag of peanuts and a comforter when he won HoH. Dr. Will said that if he won, he wouldn’t even step into the HoH bedroom. Alison is acting like a crumb bottom saying that these people got to spy with a plasma screen TV. Back in her day, she had to peek through a window to spy on others.

In the HoH bedroom, Jase and Janelle are discussing who they should nominate. So far, they don’t have anyone in mind. About five names have been mentioned. They don’t even have any names of who they do not want to nominate.

Danielle, being the pot stirrer, wants to start stirring the pot. She wants Janelle out because she is from season six who is over represented. Danielle mentions her theory that Jase should disagree with Janelle’s nominations and then they go up and Janelle gets voted out. She tells “Chicken” George and Alison her plans and Alison totally jumps all over it. Danielle wants to tell Janelle that she plans on working Jase to disagree. Um, great move. For the first time ever, I am actually agreeing with Alison and how she thinks that is a dumb move.

Danielle confesses in the diary room that she does not have an alliance yet. Ah, that makes sense. She wants to work both sides. And she is working both sides. She tells James her plans. Yep, so now both sides don’t trust her.

Alison is working Jase and the others to come together to get rid of Janelle. It is an interesting strategy, but we have to see if Jase bites the bait. He knows that it is a risky move. Jase decided to do some investigating and discovered the season six alliance upstairs in the HoH bedroom with Janelle. They were discussing the same thing about the whole strategy of disagreeing with the nominations. Janelle is feeling the heat from Danielle. Jase is trying to set himself up to be in a position of power on both sides, so he is getting friendly with the season sixers and asking to get into that alliance. James said he trusts Jase more than his own people in a diary room session. Jase admitted that he really was lying to them in his diary room session but he will have to play with them for a little while, for sure.

After another commercial break and another reminder of the Live Feeds, we get a reminder that the nominations are today. Alison is still working Jase to disagree with Janelle. She said that it is a hundred percent sure thing that Janelle would be gone. With some ambiguity, we are led to the dining room where the nomination ceremony will take place.

The order that the keys were pulled out of the box was:
“Chicken” George
Mike “Boogie”
Dr. Will

Alison and Danielle are nominated. The reasons why were that the two girls were scheming and strategizing to early and the HoHs felt threatened. Danielle realized that the stuff she did bit her in the butt. Janelle said that Danielle overplayed her cards. Jase said that the dumbest move would to be putting himself from the top rank to the bottom rank and be at risk. Alison hates Janelle and wants to pull out her fake hair and fake boobs and drown her. Again, pot, meet kettle. And Dr. Will is personally insulted that he has not been nominated. He is too good a player to not get nominated.

Julie concludes the show with a contest that America can win. Whoever correctly guesses the first eviction will get their names put into a draw for $10,000. I wouldn’t hold my breath over that one. You’ll turn awfully blue before you win. And this week’s schedule is a little off with the next episode on Tuesday instead of Sunday.

So who will go first? Will it be Danielle? Will it be Alison? (Please be Alison! Please be Alison!) Or will Power of Veto come into play and somebody else is gone? We won’t know until Thursday. In the meantime, have fun with reading and posting live feeds info! Thank you for reading my summary!

Three is the perfect number.

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1. "RE: Big Brother All-Stars – Season Premier Episode Summary – Let the Game Begin!"
But the vital question is: does everyone who reads the summary get entered into a drawing for $10,000? Because all the cool kids are doing it.

(Poor Strid. One of the only three guaranteed to have Alison exposure. How many antibiotics do we have stocked?)

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2. "RE: Big Brother All-Stars – Season Premier Episode Summary – Let the Game Begin!"
Was so glad to see that Jase pulled his head out of his rear long enough to not put himself on the block the first week just because Ali suggested he should. But the real kicker was when he promised her she was safe and then the look on her face when she realized she was indeed nominated. Priceless!

What an awesome way to start out BB7! Thanks for the great recap Strid......and yes, three is the perfect number. It has always been my favorite!

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3. "RE: Big Brother All-Stars – Season Premier Episode Summary – Let the Game Begin!"
Excellent recap! I loved it. Right on the money


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