FINALE UPDATE: Andy just won, with GinaMarie in second. She kind of choked in her final answers, whereas Andy seemed completely prepared. Andy went for the loyalty angle by sticking with GM over Spencer, who probably would've been even easier to beat. But a win is a win. How do you feel about it? Should GM have won over The Ginger Professor/Rat King?
It's still possible that Spencer Clawson could win Big Brother 15, but it's not feeling likely. He will, however, probably walk away with $50,000 as the runner-up.
Here’s how things stand as of Sunday, September 15: GinaMarie Zimmerman won the first of the three final Head of Household competitions, and Andy Herren won the second. They will face off in Part 3 on the live finale on Wednesday, September 18. The winner will choose who to sit next to in the finals. Either one would probably pick Spencer, since he’s the easiest to beat.
Update: On the live feeds before the finale, Andy and GM are promising to bring each other to the finals, no matter who wins Part 3 of the final HOH competition. Do you believe that? They've told Spencer they'll take him too, and it would make more sense to take Spencer, so GM and Andy are probably just trying to cover their own butts in case the other one wins. Then they can try to guilt them like "You promised to take me..."
@BigBrotherLeak shared a clip from the BB13 finale to give an example of what the live Part 3 final HOH will look like. It’s a Q&A from the jury members, guessing their answers to game-related questions. Who is more likely to win that HOH, Andy or GinaMarie? It feels like a toss-up. Andy seems like he might have the edge, since he’s formed more relationships with everyone in the house and he became their best friends. He might be more attuned to the way they feel. Then again, GM is no slouch at these competitions and she may have an inside track into the crazy brains of the jury members.
If Andy wins, he’ll probably take Spencer and beat him — despite all his lying and backstabbing. As Helen Kim put it during that jury visit on Thursday’s episode, Andy did what you are supposed to do on Big Brother — make alliances and break them when you need to for your game. Andy occasionally jumped in with the personal attacks (especially against Elissa Slater, toward the end) but not nearly as much as GinaMarie. He was in game mode all season, and all of his “rat” tattle-tales and lies can be defended as strategic gameplay. He wouldn’t go down in BB history as one of the greats — and we wouldn’t cheer too much for him — but he had the strongest gameplay of the final three and he’d probably make a cool, collected, logical argument at jury. No tears this time (we hope).
GM could win based on the honesty of her game — she was pretty up-front with everything she planned to do, unlike Andy — along with her relationships in the house, and the fact that she was the only one ballsy enough to break up McCranda. She put up both Amanda Zuckerman and McCrae Olson, which we’d been waiting for all season, and she got to tell Amanda to “get steppin’.” That was arguably the biggest eviction of the game. However, she also talked a crazy amount of trash, made awful racist and personal attacks and has bad blood with Candice Stewart and Amanda. Unlike Andy, her conflicts seemed more personal than game-related, and that could hurt her in the end. She wasn’t as much of a gamer as Andy and she wasn’t as calm as Spencer, who basically stayed out of all the drama and did nothing but sit in his official pawn chair.
It’s hard to root for Andy, GM or Spencer since they all said some disgusting things and they’re not the world’s most likable people. But someone has to win $500,000 and it would take an especially bitter jury to reward Spencer for sitting out most of the game. Our money is still on Andy, but how hard would you laugh if Nick’s #1 stalker won it all? It would help to make up for losing her job…