July 8th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
I was all ready to skip "Big Brother" for its 13th season, but like Michael Corleone in "The Godfather Part III," they pulled me back in!
The eight houseguests this season included a youth minister with an eye for the ladies, a metalhead who would fit right in with the WWE (and loves Tori Spelling), a model from Texas and a VIP cocktail waitress named Porsche (of course).
This is all well and good but... wait, is that Rachel and Brendon at the door? Rachel, of course, is loved or despised by "Big Brother" fans, depending on who you ask. This season just got crazier.
But wait, are those fan favorites Jeff and (season 11 winner) Jordan at the door? Followed by (season 8 winner) "Evel Dick" and estranged daughter Daniele? Dick is probably the producers' (and many fans') favorite houseguest of all time. He even has his own incidental music.
My mind, dear readers, was officially blown at this point.
The moment they figured out that they weren't the only ones in the house this season, the new houseguests (who were paired off to play as mostly mismatched duos) vowed to stick together and vote them out.
That strategy didn't seem to work out too well, when the Head of Household winning machine Rachel convinced Dick and daughter to give it up in exchange for safety that week (usually famous last words, but I believe Rachel wants to form an alliance with Evel Dick).
Then came one more twist. In a world of golden Powers of Veto and diamond Powers of Veto, why not a Golden Key, which guarantees a few weeks of safety to the first houseguest on the block to remain in the house? That certainly changes things a bit.
Love them or hate them, the three duos from the past guarantee an entertaining season. I almost forgot that the new people were there for a moment – even Lawon, who is hard to miss.
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