Present are the episode summaries for TV Stars Director's Cut.
Playing This Game Like a Criminal
|You got it, Morty. See that guy? This guy is not human. His busted face and only vaguely humanoid features give it away. Look. Nobody is that smooth. Get your head out of your ass, Morty.|
After a brief hiatus, TV Stars was back – and this time, better than ever. A helicopter flew over the TV Stars house, located in Washington DC. With the White House in the distance, and Donald Trump protestors lining the streets, the Celebrities felt right at home.
The cameras zoomed in on twelve Celebrities standing outside of the house, waiting for their further instruction. Fans lined the gates, cheering for their favorites players from the pre-game. Several players were given opening confessionals to start off the game.
|I have just one question. Where…is the vagina?|
|Morty what are you DOING?! Twenty seconds in and you’re already blinded by tits. That’s probably not even a real girl, Morty. That’s an alien parasite. Grow up, Morty.|
|Kaboodle! I wish they would tone down the rude words. Kaboodle is the name of my neighbor’s cat – I like saying it. It’s quite funny!|
|Did anyone order a Russian mail-order TV Stars contestant?|
In the crowd, LJ talked about owning a horse named Chestnut, which Rick pointed out to Morty wasn’t even real.
The Host arrived and introduced everyone to the roaring audience. This season on TV Stars, twelve competitors entered the house, but only one could be the winner. Who would it be?
Jacob, Brian, Vivian, Katya, LJ, Gregory, Morty, Neda, Rick, Sarah, Teddy, and Karen were all ready to compete for the next several weeks for the win.
In a confessional, Teddy discussed her fellow competitors.
|Everyone here seems so nice! I must say, I’m not in it to win it, I just hope everyone here is nice!|
After the crowd silenced, the Host discussed the game. He introduced the concept of “Director’s Cut”, a twist that meant that each week, they would be directing a movie for their VIP competitions. However, this was only the beginning, and the rest were excited to see the twists and turns in store.
|Game on, b-tches. The only alliance I’m in is with my mom, my cat, and me. That’s exactly how I’m gonna win.|
Rick turned to Morty and prepared him for the impending game.
In front of them was the setup for the first VIP competition of the season. Much like some past seasons, a trivia competition ensued to determine the first VIP. Understanding the stakes of this challenge, Rick became alarmed.
|Oh GOD no, Morty, they’re making us partake in a game show. It’s probably one of those things where if you lose, you die. We can’t fuck this up, Morty. We have to make sure we’re in tip top shape.|
Immediately, Teddy contradicted her earlier statement about winning. Even the nice girl was ready to dominate.
|In this competition, I expect to lose NOTHING. I’ll come out a winner in the end, no matter what! Well, actually…I might lose my dignity.|
|TV Stars Trivia|
Rick managed to win the VIP competition, and after celebrating his victory, the Host gave him the key to the house, allowing them all to enter. After all Celebrities were inside of the house, and the door shut behind them, the Host turned to the audience to announce a new twist. A surprise thirteenth Celebrity would be entering the game – his name? Dennis Reynolds. How would he be able to mingle with the others after entering the game? The audience would soon find out after the MVP vote took place.
Inside of the house, Rick and Katya began to bond and created an alliance together.
Meanwhile, LJ talked about his horse, Chestnut, and Karen asked if she could pet him some time. LJ told her to stay away from him, which offended her. She told him about her horses back home, which her father all purchased for her. Katya got in on the conversation, relating to her days in Russia when she rode horses all the time. Lord Gregory related this to his kingdom, in which horses are the primary mode of transportation.
After this conversation about horses, America voted for an MVP. Gregory begged for the entirety of England to vote for him, and Karen bumbled around because she had no idea what the MVP vote even was. Morty was declared the winner of the MVP vote with 90% of the votes.
After losing, Neda went into the confessional and discussed it.
|I know I’m not good TV. I know I’m a gamebot. But I’m here to win.|
Rick congratulated Morty on his win.
|Congrats Morty, I - *belch* - I knew you could do it, Morty. You’re a good kid. You may be misguided sometimes, but you’re a damn good kid. Plus, it’s just those Sanchez genes.|
After Morty was announced as the MVP, the Host gathered everyone to introduce the thirteenth Celebrity. The response to him entering was lukewarm at best, as he was mostly ignored by the others as strategy spread throughout the house immediately.
|Production was basically begging me to take a spot on this!|
Gregory greeted him, along with Brian, who celebrated his entrance to the game. The strategizing for the first vote began. LJ asked about potentially sending Teddy home to Brian, but he misgendered her, calling her a male. After realizing Teddy is female, LJ questioned where her vagina was. Katya interrupted them by pointing to hers, which made everyone quite uncomfortable.
Teddy made the situation lighter by stating that names do not have a gender, and that LJ was silly to assume that. Dennis made a friend in her by stating that she was very smart, and that he bet she did very well in high school.
In an attempt to calm the chaos going in the house at the time, Brian suggested singing a song to bring the peace, but Sarah stated that the idea would not sit well with the rest of them.
Later on in the evening, Katya and Neda discussed where they were from, and their cultural differences. Neda stated that she was from Canada, and LJ interrupted them to ask if it was legal to marry horses up north.
With elimination looming in the distance, alliances began to form, and the house divided itself into two halves. One half wanted rid of Gregory:
|I must say, I personally am not very impressed by Gregory. He hasn’t really shown any of himself! I fear he might get targeted in this vote. It’s sad, but oh well! Good luck, Gregory.|
And the other half wanted rid of Vivian:
While many remained in the middle, like Sarah, swing votes chose their sides and were prepared to send someone home.
|I’m playing this game like a criminal. And, if I need to backstab to win, I will.|
At elimination, the thirteen gathered in to send someone home. Would it be Gregory or Vivian, or could it be someone else instead?
|Backstage Elimination #1|
Vivan (6 Votes)
Dennis, Jacob, Katya,
Morty, Gregory, Vivian
Gregory (5 Votes)
Karen, Teddy, Neda,
Brian (1 Vote)
Despite the extremely close vote, the choice was clear. Vivian was the first person cancelled in TV Stars Director’s Cut.
|Do you have anything to say about your performance?|
|What is one thing you would change about your game if you could?|
|Are you related to Kelly Shinn?|
I'm The Woman Who Protects Herself
At the start of the week, the Host gathered everyone together in the house. In the living room, the final twelve met with the Host, where he introduced the core twist of the season.
He explained that there was another new competition this season, known as the Director's Competition. The winner of the competition would be able to select the cast for the movie of the week, effectively deciding who can and cannot compete for VIP status.
With the introduction of this twist, several Celebrities had mixed reactions.
|I don't "direct" anything except the amount of alcohol I drink in one sitting. Come on, host man. Your facade is slipping.|
|OH MY GOD I'M IN A MOVIE!|
|The big-budget movies are fun, at some points, but they're a mass tool to corrupt society, in some ways. If I was the director, we would focus on more...soul-touching movies.|
|I'm genuinely flattered by the idea that I could direct, but I'm much more of an onscreen persona. I'm sure you all understand.|
After the twist announcement ended, everyone went about their day. Jacob attempted to flirt with Teddy to get her on his side, but it was a facade.
|Dennis is going after Neda right now and I'm going after Teddy...all the girls are in our pockets right now. I need a girlfriend but I also need to win.|
LJ noticed Jacob hitting on Teddy and became annoyed.
|Teddy needs a good man or horse to protect her, not a young boy.|
Teddy retaliated to Jacob's flirting and LJ's statement about her.
After Jacob was rejected, he scoffed and stated that she was just like all the other girls. Neda commented to herself that Teddy was 21, and Jacob was only 12, and that she obviously would not be interested.
Teddy was curious to know if Jacob was upset at her for turning him down, and said she did not mean to upset him. Jacob simplyscoffed and ignored her.
|Holy kaboodle...I think I might've made my first negative relationship in the game. I hope Jacob isn't mad at me!|
The Host announced that it was time to decide the first Director of the game. In this competition, known as Immaturity, the players had to whisper a four-letter word to the Host, and if anyone matched that word, they would move on. In the end, the last person standing would win the role of Director, coupled with immunity for the week.
Dennis was named the winner of the competition, making him the player in charge for the first round. He was given a few minutes to select the cast of the week.
|Now Casting: Ahoy, Matey!|
|I'm really glad I'm immune for the rest of the week 'cause now I have way more time to build my relationship with the ladies. This game is just way too distracting.|
Angry that she was not made part of the cast, Katya swore and shouted that she was "screwed by Americans" again.
After the competition concluded, Jacob continued attempting to flirt with Teddy, but his attempts were further unsuccessful. He wrote her a song and tried to sing it to her, but Teddy only asked if she could listen to it later. This offended Jacob, but not too much, as he left a confessional about her later to talk about how pretty she was.
|Teddy's soooo gorgeous. Sarah's got nothing on her. When I look into her eyes, I get butterflies.|
The next day, the Host announced that it was time for the VIP competition. Only those that were cast for the movie were eligible to compete.
Neda was declared the winner of this VIP competition, making her immune alongside Dennis.
It was time for America to vote for an MVP. While America cast their votes, the house scattered to decide who would go home during elimination.
Neda worked to form an alliance with Teddy, LJ, Brian, Gregory, and Karen. This alliance was named Neda's Cats, and she tried to control the vote with her target placed on Rick, because he was seen as a power player so early on.
Meanwhile, the Sweatshirt alliance was formed by Jacob, Dennis, Rick, Morty, and Katya. The five of them set their eyes on Gregory, much like several of them did in the previous round. After all, after voting together previously, why not make it official?
Rick Sanchez was announced to be the MVP with over 85% of the votes, making him immune alongside Dennis and Neda.
|RIKKI TIKKI TAVI BIIIEEEOOOTTTCCCHH|
With Rick now immune, Neda moved her sights to Katya, Rick's third-in-command next to Morty. However, she remembered that she could not vote as the VIP, and thus things were harder for her alliance.
|Winning VIP was a risky move. I don't think it was a good move, either, and I regretted it almost instantly.|
Katya and Rick openly flirted in front of everyone. Katya gave him a kiss, and Rick blew it out of proportion.
| *Taps Morty on the nose*|
You can call me Grandma, little American man.
|Whoooooaaa! That was not something I was expecting. Jesus, Katya, don't move to squickly. You'll give your old man a heart attack.|
Morty had few words. He was disgusted to see Katya flirting with Rick.
|There's nothing wrong with being gay...I think?|
The others laughed at this reaction.
It was time for elimination. Everyone gathered together in the backstage area to cast their votes. The final twelve sat together, contemplating which person to send home. Would it be Gregory, after a failed first attempt to send him home? Or, would it be Katya, since she openly stated that she was sided with Rick and was equally competent in challenges?
|Backstage Elimination #2|
Gregory (6 Votes)
Dennis, Rick, Jacob,
Katya, Morty, Sarah
Katya (5 Votes)
Karen, Teddy, LJ,
Gregory was finally sent out of the game, and Katya was left shaken by almost going home. Blindsided, she turned to Rick, concerned. Rick, too, was concerned by the vote.
| (In response to Katya not going home)|
What is this? This is a bunch of bullsh-t if you ask me. I finally had a hot Russian sexual partner and - WHAT?
Gregory waved goodbye to everyone and exited the game, leaving the final eleven to the next week of the competition.
Laying It All Out On The Floor
At the start of the week, a mysterious button was introduced to the house. Everyone gathered in the living room and discovered that it was the TV Stars Pause Button, a twist previously seen in TV Stars Road Trip. If the button received five pushes, a double elimination would occur. However, in this game, it would occur immediately after the first elimination, resulting in two votes.
Immediately after it was introduced, everyone believed that the button would benefit their game and went to press it.
| I'm playing this game like a criminal.|
*Presses the button*
| Gotta take chances, just like in my music!|
*Presses the button*
| I like to live on the edge.|
*Presses the button*
| I like buttons!|
*Presses the button*
| Screw it. Everything's meaningless.|
*Presses the button*
With the button pressed early on, it sank into the floor, and the double elimination was set in stone. After it was sent out of the game, Karen went to work with her strategy.
|Katherine, Jayson, Ryder, Monty, and Denny ALL have an ALLIANCE! I want them to go home!|
Karen's agenda to split up the majority alliance ultimately did not work very well. She, Neda, and Teddy were already firmly against them, they just needed Sarah and Brian to flip against them to send them home. Neda put a plan in action to try and demolish the majority alliance.
|Haha, hear that, Morty? TWO people are gonna be purged tonight! Hear that? I hope it's not one of those sexy ladies of yours Morty. Yeah, you know, the ones you - *belches* - the ones you have steamy dreams about, Morty.|
|Aw jeez, Rick.|
Rick was accused of being obssessed with Katya by the three girls, which shocked him. In a confessional, he discussed his allegiance to Katya.
|Someone might have to call the police for a sick obsession...|
It was time for the Director's Competition. This competition was called "I Stand Tall", and the last person standing in the competition, which involved making sure they were the first person to make it to their platform on time, would win the game.
|Neda||I Stand Tall|
Celebrities must race to their platform and be the first to get on top of it. If they are the last person to do so, they are eliminated from the challenge.
Neda was ultimately declared the winner, and she was put in charge with casting for the next movie: "Superhero Justice".
|Ugh. How does she keep WINNING? That's it, there's no way Neda is human. Morty, look at her. Her skin looks suspiciously chrome. She's obviously a cyborg engineered to perform perfectly in these challenges without fail.|
|Now Casting: Superstar Justice!|
Karen, Jacob, Brian, Dennis, Morty, and Rick were determined to be the competitors in this week's VIP competition.
|Choosing this six was clearly a strategic move. The house is in a very apparent divide, and this vote is already going to be too close for comfort tonight as it is. We can't risk it.|
Jacob ultimately was the winner of the VIP competition. Rick was upset with this, stating that he had the win in the palm of his hands, but yet he still lost. Morty entertained his babbling, but did not speak much.
Karen called Rick out, naming him Ryan, and said that he needed to go home because of his alliance with Monty - Morty.
|Who the hell is Ryan? Karen obviously has no grip on reality. She reminds me of Tammy. Acts like some airhead dumbo but is probably a Federation agent. I see through your bullsh-t, Karen. I see it. Don't you see it, Morty?|
Despite Rick's frustrations, Karen was declared the MVP for the week after the vote with 75% of the votes in her favor.
With elimination now looming over their heads, the final eleven prepared to send two Celebrities home the next night. LJ commented to Dennis that people were throwing his name around, which surprised him, since he was within the majority. In a confessional, Dennis discussed his surprise.
|I mean, I knew people were stupid, but they really like Katya more than they do me?|
Dennis became anxious to see how the vote would play out. Karen began to parade around the house, stating that she wanted rid of Rick, which put Dennis at ease. Despite Karen's abrasiveness, Neda and Teddy were in agreement that Rick needed to go home.
|Voting for me? What? There's no way. Nobody votes for me and makes it out alive. That's repulsive.|
In a confessional, Teddy discussed her plans for the votes.
|I, too, am voting for Rick. He has been making me feel very unsafe with all the bad words. I'm afraid he might go home! Good luck, Rick!|
Neda also talked in a confessional about Karen's abrasiveness.
|Don't get me wrong, I love Karen and all, but sometimes, she just gets to be a bit too much with how vapid she is. Like, I just want her to take a damn chill pill and use her brain.|
In order to keep Rick in the game and secure himself a vital ally, Dennis moved to get Brian on their side to send someone from the opposing alliance home. Because Sarah had been avoiding their requests for the vote, it was clear that she was with the women. Jacob and Teddy were busy flirting, and Jacob defended Teddy staying in the game to the Sweatshirt Alliance.
Thus, Sarah became the target for the men and Katya.
Meanwhile, the women of Neda's Cats were adamant about sending Rick home and pushed for the votes to go on him. Neda, Teddy, Sarah, and Karen needed to flip someone on their side in order to succeed.
Karen called for Katya to flip. She demanded that Katya flip and vote out Rick and join the women. In response to this, Katya said:
|I will not vote out my American man until the day I die!|
Rick was becoming frustrated with his name being tossed around like a hot potato.
While Katya and Karen bickered back and forth, Teddy attempted to appease the situation.
|Women shouldn't tear each other down. Didn't you learn anything in school, Katya?|
In response to this, Neda further pushed for Rick to go home.
|Exactly! So, let's unify the house tonight and vote out the person we all want out - Rick! I'm laying it all out on the floor, here.|
Katya simply was not having it.
|I learned in school to speak when spoken to and not ask questions.|
And neither was Teddy.
|If you're not asking questions, then how can you ever expect to get an answer?|
After this response, things went quiet as the Host called for the votes. Would Rick get the boot, and the women pull into the majority, or would Sarah go home, and the men continue to run the game?
|Backstage Elimination #3|
Sarah (6 Votes)
Dennis, Rick, Katya, Morty,
Rick (4 Votes)
By the skin of his teeth, Rick survived the vote, and Sarah was blindsided.
|I need that Szechuan sauce. I'm literally not going to leave until I get that sauce.|
Sarah grabbed her things and exited the competition.
It was time for the second vote. While still backstage, the competitors had only a few brief moments to prepare for the second vote.
Neda and Rick immediately got into an argument.
|Rick, can you kindly quiet down? America is getting bored watching you spew bullsh-t out of your mouth. And frankly, I think it's disgusting that you refer to any woman as ugly. I think and hope your mother raised oyu better than that.|
Katya intervened, telling Neda to stop yelling at her "American Man" in such a manner. Dennis calmly stated that they still had to figure out who to send home next, and things quieted down.
In the back row of the room, Katya and Dennis both turned to Rick for the vote. Rick noticed that Brian had been unusually quiet, and recognized that Jacob, one of his allies, was still flirting with Teddy. Believing there was a chance to get Teddy on their side in the future, Rick flipped the script against Brian.
Katya and Dennis agreed to this decision and passed the vote on to their other ally, LJ. The women could hear the whispering, but were unsure of how to vote. They decided together to go after Rick again.
|Backstage Elimination #4|
Brian (4 Votes)
Rick (3 Votes)
Teddy (2 Votes)
In the second blindside of the night, Brian was eliminated.
Despite the wrong person going home, Neda, Teddy, and Karen were content with one of the men going home.
Seeing the Other Side of Things
Katya talked with Rick at the beginning of the week.
| Rick...can I speak with you?|
If you hate Russia...I HATE RUSSIA. I am LOYAL to you now! FOREVER AND ALWAYS!
Rick was surprised to see Katya turning on her country in such a manner.
| I am NOT KATYA anymore! From now on I am...|
This frustrated Neda to no end. She had been pushing for Katya to join her alliance, but she continually refused.
|I don't understand why I can't get anything to go my way.|
The Host silenced everyone and drew their attention to the living room, where five safes stood in front of them. He announced that they had all officially made it to the Jury stage of TV Stars Director's Cut, which brought in claps and cheers from everyone, even those at the bottom.
Returning from TV Stars Los Angeles was the Safes Twist. However, this season, a mini competition would be held at random intervals known as "Lights, Camera, Action!". The first person to answer the trivia question correctly after Lights, Camera, Action! is declared would earn a key to open a safe with.
After the announcement of this twist, Teddy looked around the house and noticed Katya and Rick still flirting together, with Neda pouting in the corner.
|I'm feeling a little uneasy in this game right now. Some people are playing bigger than they actually are...But then again, you can't really just say "You can't mess me, I'm Alice Wheezeheimer!" and expect everyone to believe you.|
The Host announced that it was time for the Director's Competition. Everyone prepared to compete in the next big competition as they prepared to cast for the new hit film, "Vicious Storms & Quakes".
Each player was given one dodgeball to throw at a player and eliminate them. The last person standing would win the competition.
Neda was once again declared the winner. Strategically, she knew she had to cast players from the opposing alliance so that one of them could not vote, therefore giving her alliance leverage at the vote.
|Now Casting: Vicious Storms & Quakes|
Jacob, Rick, Morty, Katya, and LJ were cast to compete this week.
Katya took it upon herself to taunt Karen for not competing despite her wanting to. Katya stated that stupid girls do not get prizes, which upset Karen's allies, Neda and Teddy.
|Stupid girls get stupid prizes, Karen! This stupid prize is NOTHING!|
|What prizes do smart girls get, Katie (Katya)? Because it seems you're getting the exact same prize as Karen, aka the stupid girl.|
|I get to play...that is my prize. Are you another stupid girl? Do stupid girls play together?|
|If that were so, then I would be playing with you. Clearly, I'm not, so don't approach me like that.|
The next day, everyone prepared for the VIP competition. The cast prepared to compete in the movie, knowing only one of them could win. However, unlike past seasons, nobody wanted to win VIP status, but competed for the immunity that came with the ineligibility to vote.
Katya was declared the winner of the VIP competition, upsetting Neda, Teddy, and Karen. With Katya immune, Neda and her "cats" had to find a new person to target.
Jacob began to flirt with Karen.
|Karen, you're always the last text that I send before bed. I promise I'll flip on my alliance for you...these lines don't mean anything.|
In a confessional, Teddy discussed seeing Jacob flirt with Karen openly.
|W-what!? I thought me and Jacob were something...apparently not.|
Dennis took advantage of the moment, seeing that Jacob could be forming a target on himself for openly stating he would flip on his alliance. Dennis decided to begin flirting with Neda and form a relationship with her in case they needed to flip against Jacob.
|Jacob, already moving onto someone else? That shows no respect for women. It's so appalling, right, Neda?|
|Dennis, I always respect women like my mom, my sister, and my maid!|
|Is that so? Then you need to drop Karen.|
Neda laughed at Jacob's attempts to flirt with her allies.
|Karen and Teddy, you're both far too beautiful for him, you know that, right?|
Jacob stated that he did not want Neda like he wanted Teddy and Karen, which made her laugh.
|I don't want you either, buddy, that's okay. You're like the little brother I've always wanted to have.|
In a confessional, Jacob discussed his feelings towards the girls.
|There's a gender divide in this house. The girls are breaking up with me...and my heart is breaking.|
It came time for America to vote for the MVP. By the end of the day, Rick was determined to be the winner. He cheered and flaunted his win in front of everyone.
Everyone thought the week was ending, but they were in for a surprise. The first Lights, Camera, Action! competition was held.
|Sean Connery, the actor that plays James Bond, wore a wig in how many of his Bond performances?|
Answer: All of them
Karen won the challenge and received the right to open one of the safes.
The holder is now eligible to compete in all future VIP competitions.
Karen received the Academy Award advantage, making her eligible to win every future VIP competition of the season.
With elimination in the distant future, the men and women both had to formulate their targets. Despite the previous battle between the men and women, Neda had been creating side alliances with Denny and LJ, agreeing to keep them in in exchange for the eliminations of Rick and Morty.
However, in this round of the competition, Neda decided that things needed to change and discussed it in a confessional.
|This has been the hardest decision of the game by far for me. I can't believe I have to betray an ally, but I need to show that I'm capable of seeing the other side of things.|
Dennis also discussed his game in a confessional.
Dennis believed that he was betraying Neda by voting against her allies in this round. He and LJ agreed to vote for Teddy, and they passed the deal on to the Sweatshirt alliance.
However, Jacob was not ready to see his showmance go. Teddy talked to Jacob and came up with a plan to send LJ home, and she ran it by her allies, but they wanted to see Dennis go.
Teddy, Neda, and Karen relayed a plan to blindside either Dennis or LJ to Jacob. Jacob, Rick, and Morty agreed to this plan and buried the hatchet for the round.
|I couldn't see my girl Teddy go.|
|Backstage Elimination #5|
LJ (6 Votes)
Karen, Rick, Jacob,
Teddy, Neda, Morty
Teddy (2 Votes)
LJ was blindsided by his own allies and the women, as Jacob ensured that his crushes were still in the game. Dennis remained on the bottom after this vote, surprised that his allies would leave him out of the decision.
| He really tried to come for me! Sadly for him, Teddy Duncan does not play around!|
This is what you get for trying to fool me, LJ. Flipping our alliance wasn't all so smart now, was it? No one messes with Teddy Duncan's game and gets away with it!
This Game is a Ticking Time Bomb
Back in the house, most players were left shocked at LJ going home. Despite most of them voting for him, it seemed they were not expecting him to go. Feigning ignorance was the key strategy for several of the men to maintain their status in the majority together.
|Ultimately, I did have to vote out LJ. This game is about making fast decisions, and that was one that I had to make. Ultimately, LJ wasn't good for my game, anymore.|
|I worked really hard to pull the STRINGS on that LJ boot...even though Teddy humiliated me, I still love her. She's my forever bae. I want to wake up to her in the morning...my heart aches...please God just let her be mine!|
At the start of the week, everyone was surprised by a Lights, Camera, Action! competition.
What were the ornaments that Marv steps on in "Home Alone" actually made of?
Jacob ultimately won the competition and received a key. He chose to open Safe 3.
The holder can steal immunity from someone else and assume their role for the week.
Jacob publically received the Overthrow Advantage, allowing him to steal someone's immunity after they had already won it.
After winning this, the house grew quiet. Strategy emerged between Neda and Dennis, as the two began to plot a blindside against the majority, further keeping the women safe from the other men.
|I love blindsides in this game. When people's faces drop from completely confident to crushed...it's great.|
But it was not soon before word got out that a blindside was looming in the distance after the week concluded.
It came time for the Director's Competition for the week. This competition was called "Let's Get Lit", and each player had to complete the lyrics to a karaoke song to stay in the game.
|Neda||Let's Get Lit|
Celebrities must finish the lyrics to a karaoke song in order to stay in the competition. The last person standing would win the challenge.
Rick won the competition and the ability to cast. This week's movie was called "Vietnam", a movie about war. As the holder of the Academy Award, Karen was selected to compete by default, leaving four other open spots for Rick to cast.
|Now Casting: Vietnam|
Karen, Morty, Jacob, Dennis, and Katya were chosen to compete. These casting choices echoed around the house. Seeing as previous choices strategically deflected the power of VIP onto the opposite alliance, meaning they would have one less member to vote with, why did Rick choose to deflect VIP to some of his allies?
Only time could tell.
It was time for the VIP competition, as the cast competed for the role of War General.
Much to the surprise of many, Dennis was able to win the VIP competition and secure himself immunity when votes potentially could have come his way, as the leaked plan to blindside someone at his hand created a target on his back.
However, this created trouble for Neda's Cats. She, Teddy, and Karen still needed extra votes to make this blindside happen - but who were they targeting?
|Not gonna lie, this is gonna be one of the HARDEST votes. LJ was an easy vote, but the girls are on one side and the boys on the other - and I need to act FAST.|
America voted for the MVP for the week. With about 65% of the votes, Morty was declared the winner...but not for long. After the announcement of this, Jacob approached the front of the living room with his Overthrow Advantage.
|Overthrowing Morty! Sorry.|
Despite apologizing, Jacob felt little remorse for his actions. Morty's MVP was revoked and given to Jacob as a replacement.
With Morty now without immunity, Rick feared for the safety of his grandson.
|This is a crock pot full of bullsh-t. Like, more bullsh-t than literal sh-t coming out of a bull. Come on, Jacob. You can't bully my grandson Morty like that. He's - *belches* - he's a good kid.|
Morty became uneasy after seeing that he was made vulnerable on purpose.
|This vote is 100% drawing lines in the sand. This is the first vote since the first that I haven't absolutely been immune. I'm at risk of going home, but if I survive, know that I'm gonna fight like hell.|
With elimination in the future, Neda, Teddy, and Karen needed to get votes on their side to detract from the majority of Dennis, Rick, Morty, Jacob, and Katya.
However, Dennis was already plotting to blindside someone in their majority, leaving Rick, Morty, Jacob, and Katya on the outside. In order to maintain his alliance, however, Jacob took it upon himself to call out Neda on her antics while he held immunity.
|It's time for me to reveal some big secrets tonight. Some will get hurt in the process, but this game is a ticking time bomb.|
Jacob proceeded to call a house meeting and discuss things going on in the house. He openly stated that he no longer was dating Teddy, but that he preferred Karen. He turned to Katya and addressed her, stating that there was a girls-only alliance without her, consisting of Neda, Teddy, and Karen, which was mostly known by everyone in the game.
|Must you say the same thing out loud that you've told me in private?|
Jacob instructed her to vote for Neda and coerced her to stick with the men to vote her out. Neda retaliated.
|The plan was to overthrow the alliance you're in, Jacob. I thought I could trust you. Together with you, Jacob, we'd be the majority. It's sad you don't wanna be with us.|
Teddy turned her attention to Katie while speaking to Jacob.
| Go ahead, get Katie (Katya) against us.|
(Staring at Katya)
Just remember that you most likely won't make it past the top four.
In a confessional, Dennis discussed the sudden chaos.
|This game is just so manic, I didn't have time to spend with a nice girl like her!|
Noticing that Dennis was distressed, and because of their previous romantic past, Neda turned to him.
|Dennis, I care about you. This game brings out the worst in people. This isn't who I am outside of this game; I'm here for my family - they need the money.|
Before it was time for them all to cast votes, Dennis turned to Neda.
|I...completely understand. But, just know that I'm hoping as much as I can that you stay in here with me! Just know that.|
Everyone cast their votes, and the week came to an end at the backstage elimination, where one of them would soon become the second member of the Jury.
|Backstage Elimination #6|
Morty (4 Votes)
Karen, Katya, Teddy, Neda
Neda (3 Votes)
Rick, Jacob, Morty
| (Turning to Rick)|
I change for NO ONE.
|THERE'S NO F-CKING WAY YOU GUYS JUST VOTED MORTY?! YOU JUST F-CKING VOTED MORTY?! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS SH-T. YOU CAN ALL LI-LI-LI-LI-*BELCHES LOUDLY*-LICK MY BALLS! I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU ALL HAD THE AUDACITY TO VOTE OUT MORTY. WE'RE ALL F-CKED NOW.|
The explosion in the house shook the Earth as Morty grabbed his things, hugged Rick goodbye, and exited the game.
|I'm going back to Jessica.|
|THE GIRLS ARE CHARGING ALL THE WAY TO THE END, BABY!|
Take a Leap of Faith
In the aftermath of Morty's blindside, new alliances were formed and new bonds were left to be broken.
|No one attempts to screw up Teddy Duncan's game and gets away with it!|
|I took a STAND against the girls....but I should have known better than to trust Katya....now I'm sure I'm the next to go....but how can those girls look into my eyes and not fall in love?|
After their victory, Katya, Karen, Teddy, and Neda celebrated the loss of Morty, leaving the men to further feel isolated from their obvious final-four alliance - especially Dennis, who felt a romantic attraction to Neda.
|You know what? I'm tired of seeing people get bullied, including myself. So many people feel the need to bring others down and it's disgusting. That goes to - YES you - Katya, Karen, Neda, and Teddy. Don't be sore winners, babes.|
|I agree, Jacob. You know, bullying - *burps* - it's wrong. It's just ridiculously wrong. Why would someone take time out of their day to just be a massive festering turd to someone? It's ridiculous.|
|We aren't being sore winners, Jacob. Us four women have been degraded and hurt this entire game by men like you and Rick playing with our emotions. And guess what? We're not gonna take this sh-t anymore. Do you understand me?|
It was time for the Director's Competition for the week. After the argument died down, everyone prepared to compete.
|Rick||Scratch My Back|
Celebrities must decide upon someone to team up with. If everyone teams up together and nobody is eliminated in the round, the game immediately goes to a tiebreaker.
The competition came down to a massive tie, and thus the Host decided to make it more interesting by making the tiebreaking question a Lights, Camera, Action! challenge.
What animated film by Pixar was the first ever animated film and 3D film to open at the Cannes Film Festival?
Rick managed to get the question correct, and was therefore named the Director of the week as a consequence. He also got to open up a safe, and decided to pick safe two.
Rick received an Immunity Pass, which would allow him to bypass any competition to name himself the winner.
|That's basically playing God here! I'm - I'm a deity! I'm a cosmic deity! Get wriggety-wriggety WREEEEECCCKKKEEDDD!|
With a very powerful advantage for Rick, especially at this stage of the competition, Rick felt unstoppable. However, despite this new complex that had developed for him, emotions began to run high in the competition.
|No matter what happens in this crazy game tonight guys, I love how we all share these crazy moments together!|
|These crazy moments are indeed unforgettable. I mean, we have been adversaries for a long time - probably the best adversaries this show has ever seen.|
|I am starting to miss my family. My mom, dad, PJ, Gabe, Charlie, Toby...there's no family like the Duncan family!|
After the emotions died down and the game returned to normal, Rick began to cast for this week's movie.
|Now Casting: Ride 'Em Cowboy!|
Karen, Jacob, Dennis, and Teddy were chosen to compete for the lead role of Cowboy in the new movie, "Ride 'Em Cowboy!"
For the next VIP competition, the four prepared to compete. With new lines drawn in the sand between the mixed male and female alliances, who would end up winning the game this time?
Karen emerged victorious as the VIP for the week, surprising everyone. Everyone congratulated her, and the game went on as normal.
During this quiet period, Karen decided that she did not enjoy the so-called bullying of the men coming from Neda (and slightly Teddy). She met with Jacob, Dennis, and Rick in the kitchen and talked to them about forming a new alliance to get rid of Neda.
The men agreed to this plan. They named this alliance "The New Table", and everyone agreed to stick to the plan that night to blindside the woman that was controlling the entire game.
America then proceeded to vote for an MVP. Ultimately, Dennis was made the winner with 65% of the votes.
|You know, I understand America. It took them a while to see all the sides of me and reward me the MVP, but now they finally have, and I'm glad.|
It came time for them to cast their votes. Though the week seemed abnormally quiet, things were certainly lurking in the background as a blindside loomed in the distance.
With Katya now on her side, Neda felt confident that they would be able to send someone home that night, but prepared for a straw draw in the event they could not get more votes on their side.
|Backstage Elimination #7.1|
Neda (3 Votes)
Dennis, Rick, Jacob
Jacob (3 Votes)
Katya, Teddy, Neda
Seeing as how the vote was at a deadlock, the Host turned to the others in the game before the re-vote and asked - "Is there even a point to re-vote?"
While it may have seemed concrete, things were not so.
Dennis glanced down to his lap.
|I...don't know, Neda.|
|Can't you just take a leap of faith?|
|You've made me feel new things...but I think I like it.|
Neda leaned in and kissed Dennis and told him that she was ready to give their relationship a shot. In a confessional, however, Neda gave her true intentions to the audience.
|At this point, I'm willing to f-cking do anything to stay. I don't care what I have to do.|
Dennis did not know what to do with himself after the kiss. In a confessional, Rick became anxious.
As theis conversation occurred, the Host turned to the others for their decisions.
|I'm locked in.|
|Easily locked in. I'm not falling for Neda's sh-t.|
The others were not so prepared to say that they were locked in.
|If you flip, she'll have convinced you to flip! That means you have no control.|
Karen became concerned about the vote, despite being the VIP. She turned to Dennis.
|Denny, I'll follow you wherever you go.|
|Dennis, Rick and Jacob are the villains of this game. America sees them as the villains, if you think about it. Looks can be deceiving.|
|That explains why you're so ugly, Neda. On the inside.|
Things quieted down, and Dennis continued to stare into the distance, unsure of what he should do. Because of the chaotic aftermath of the tied vote, everyone was required to send in a re-vote in case they wanted to change.
|Backstage Elimination #7.2|
Neda (2 Votes)
Jacob (2 Votes)
The vote deadlocked.
|It is what it is.|
The men cheered that Dennis remained on their side.
Because the vote deadlocked, Neda and Jacob had to approach the front of the room and draw straws to determine who would be eliminated.
|Backstage Elimination #7.3|
With Neda having drawn the shortest straw, she was eliminated from the game.
| Neda, I'm actually really sorry. I'll make sure to slaughter these others and paint the walls red with their blood.|
Actually, not that last part. It would be cruel.
Neda did not want to hear his excuses. She charged out of the game as the third member of the Jury, leaving behind Katya, Teddy, and Karen against Rick, Jacob, and Dennis.
No More Playing Around
Karen, Katya, and Teddy were left behind with Neda out of the game. As the next week began, Teddy took the initiative to take over the leadership position of the alliance. In a confessional, she discussed it.
|It's time now for us girls to dominate the game. No more playing around. This is as green as the light is gonna get for us. Watch out boys...especially you, JACOB!|
It came time for the Director's Competition. This competition, known as "Keyboard Warrior", had each player race to complete a phrase before the others could do so.
Celebrities must complete a phrase using only the first letter of a word to score a point. The first to three would win the competition.
With Jacob as the Director this week, he was able to keep his alliance in the majority by selecting who would be competing for VIP status.
...or so he believed, until the movie of the week was revealed. It was revealed that they would be filming the hit new movie, "Familial Values", and to assist in filming, the three players that were cast would receive visits from their loved ones and compete in a traditional trivia competition, in which the winner's loved one would be able to vote at elimination.
|Now Casting: Vietnam|
Jacob ultimately chose to cast Dennis and Rick, alongside Karen, who was a lock due to her Academy Award advantage.
|Alright, guys. Since the loved ones are coming, we have to - *burps* - we have to keep our eyes peeled for any zany, wacky characters that show up. They're everywhere, pretending to be your loved ones.|
Teddy, Katya, and Jacob sat out while Dennis, Rick, and Karen received visits from their loved ones.
Dennis received a visit from his sister, Dee Reynolds, whom he hated.
|Dee, why the hell are you here? You told me you didn't want me to be on this show because it "should've been you" and then you went and cried for a few hours.|
Rick received a visit from his long-time family friend, Mr. Poopybutthole.
|Thanks, Mister Poopybutthole. I knew I could count on you.|
Karen received a visit from previous TV Stars contestant, Regina George.
|Being a mathlete is social suicide.|
The three prepared to compete in the next VIP competition, with the promise of voting with their loved one if they win the immunity.
Ultimately, Regina won the competition, granting Karen VIP status for the week.
After Dee and Mr. Poopybutthole left the game, Regina entered the house with Karen.
|Bollywood sure had the hotter people. All of you guys are super ugly and probably see a therapist every now and then.|
The New Table alliance, now including Regina, met to discuss the vote. Rick, Karen, Jacob, and Dennis agreed that they needed to send Katya home because she had flipped on them already, leaving Teddy to herself as she believed she still had Karen on her side.
It came time for America to vote for an MVP. Much to their dismay, Katya won with 70% of the votes.
Now facing the need to vote for someone else, the New Table discussed the vote. With nowhere left to turn, they were forced to vote for Teddy.
Meanwhile, Teddy discussed her desires for the vote in a confessional.
|Now that Rick is vulnerable, it's the perfect time to strike him. Next time he sees us, we'll all still be on TV while he's at home!|
Karen was not entirely prepared to let Teddy go. Regina talked with Karen, and she decided that they needed to keep Teddy in the game, or at least vote with her, to ensure her Jury vote if Karen made it to the end. Thus, Karen flipped from the New Table to work with Teddy and Katya.
It came time for the house to cast their votes.
|Backstage Elimination #8.1|
Teddy (3 Votes)
Dennis, Rick, Jacob
Rick (3 Votes)
Karen, Katya, Teddy
Teddy was surprised to see that she was involved in a tied vote. She glanced at Rick, and then turned back to the others in the house.
|I have come a very long way. I won't go home now!|
After their pleading was over, the others cast their re-votes.
|Backstage Elimination #8.2|
Teddy (2 Votes)
Rick (2 Votes)
With the vote at a deadlock, Teddy sighed, feeling betrayed.
Rick and Teddy approached the front of the room, with a sitcom audience cheering loudly for Teddy to survive.
|I could hear the audience shouting ONE! FOUR! THREE! FIVE! behind me. But I went with my gut and chose two. I hope I can make it through this alive!|
|Backstage Elimination #8.3|
Teddy sighed after being eliminated, and stated that it was fun while it lasted.
|Good luck, everyone!|
Teddy ducked out of the game gracefully, as cheerful music played behind her on her way out. Now, Katya was at the very bottom of the game, with Karen not far behind.
The final five Celebrities had made it to the finale of the season. Only one of them could win - but who would it be?
Jacob Sartorius, the child with a great strategic presence?
|Me and Karen are still here...me and my ride or die! Through thick and thin...we've made it to the final five...|
Karen Smith, the absent-minded beauty queen?
Katya Schmolovsky, the russian lady strategist?
|Time for me to win.|
Dennis Reynolds, the challenge-dominant regular guy?
|I think Rick is actually going insane. He's kind of like Rickety Cricket, except he started out pretty bad to begin with. That's...almost more sad.|
Or Rick Sanchez, the mad scientist with a grudge?
|WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUUUUB!|
The final five reentered the house after the previous week's cancellation. Immediately, a Lights, Camera, Action! competition was held - the final one of the season, leaving one of the safes to be unopened.
Walt Disney disliked the movie "Psycho" and refused to let this director film at Disneyland because of it.
Answer: Alfred Hitchcock
Katya answered correctly, earning herself a key. She opened up Safe One, which granted her the Golden Raspberry.
The holder can inflict this upon an enemy to force them to not compete in any future VIPs, except for the final three competition.
She inflicted the Golden Raspberry onto Rick, forcing him to sit out of every competition until the final three, making him ineligible to compete for the rest of the finale.
Frustrated, Rick yelled at Katya, but she simply smiled at what she had done.
It came time for the next VIP competition. As the finale had began, there were no more Director's Competitions, leaving only VIP and MVP.
This week's movie was themed after a slasher film, named "Deadly Premonition". Dennis, Karen, Jacob, and Katya prepared to compete, as Rick sat out.
Dennis was deemed the winner of the VIP competition, leaving Katya, Rick, Jacob, and Karen to vote someone out.
|Usually I can't win because I realize that would only make me more threatening, but every once in a while I do have to remind America just who the best player here is.|
Seeing as how Katya and Karen were on opposite sides, and Rick and Jacob were on the same side as Karen, the vote seemd easy.
Fearing being sent to another straw draw, however, Rick decided to make a move. Despite being ineligible to win MVP status due to the Golden Raspberry, Rick still had an Immunity Pass from when he opened up his safe earlier in the competition.
|Host! Don't forget - don't forget that I won - that I won that one thingy. That one challenge win thingy. You know, Host? The one I opened the safe for? I'm using that now.|
Rick used his Immunity Pass to win MVP status for the week without America even voting.
Privately, Karen and Rick got together and agreed to vote out Katya because she had flipped on Rick previously, and because Karen wanted to be the last girl standing.
Meanwhile, Jacob and Katya bonded and agreed to blindside Karen, leaving Katya as the final woman standing.
As time to cast votes came along, the four voters prepared to betray their former allies.
|Backstage Elimination #9.1|
Katya (2 Votes)
Karen (2 Votes)
After the votes tied, Jacob and Rick looked at each other, angrily.
|I am not changing my vote....|
|I - *belches* - I'm locked in.|
Jacob and Rick were solid in their votes and did not need to re-enter the voting booth to cast their votes.
|Backstage Elimination #9.2|
Katya (1 Votes)
Karen (1 Votes)
With the vote deadlocked, Karen and Katya had to approach the stand to draw straws for the third time this season, tying the record with TV Stars Superstar Showdown.
|Backstage Elimination #9.3|
Katya sighed, flipped her hair, and flipped Karen off before leaving the game.
Back in the house, after Katya was eliminated, Rick cheered for her in a confessional.
|Really glad she's gone! Yeah! She was a dirty whore, huh? Actually, that's some - *belches* - colorful language, even for me. Listen, I respect women. Especially Karen, but I just needed to use colorful language for someone as colorful as her.|
Meanwhile, Jacob talked in a confessional about the toll this game has taken on him.
|This entire game has been so tough for my heart. All of my fans and girlfriends leaving one by one...Neda, Teddy, Katya - I didn't expect this to be so hard....|
Dennis and Karen remained quiet for the day, but Jacob and Rick bonded together.
It came time for the next VIP competition, which Rick still could not compete in. This week's film, "Batter Up!", was themed around sports.
Dennis won for the second competition in a row, further leaving Jacob, Rick, and Karen to vote someone out. While it seemed obvious that the boys would team up together, Jacob began to have second thoughts about who to send home.
Rick congratulated Dennis on his win.
|Congrats, Dennis. You know, I - *belches* - I don't even know if I can say anything negative about you. You and I have a similar outlook on life. Life punches you in the face all day every day and then you die. It's simple, yet real.|
|Yeah, Rick, I guess that's true. Everything sucks and it's up to me to make it better! But, alas, I am one man, and I have not yet been WIDELY RECOGNIZED, which is ridiculous.|
It came time for cancellation. Rick was prepared to vote for Karen, and Karen was prepared to vote for Rick. Jacob, however, was not prepared to vote for either of them.
|I can't pick between my girlfriend and my best mate. This is the hardest decision I've ever made.|
|Backstage Elimination #10.1|
Karen (1 Vote)
Rick (1 Vote)
Jacob (1 Vote)
Somehow, Jacob managed to cause the fourth straw draw this season between himself, Rick, and Karen.
|Backstage Elimination #10.2|
After taking the risk of putting the final draw of the game to randomness, Jacob managed to eliminate himself, leaving a final three of Rick, Karen, and Dennis.
In the final three, Dennis, Karen, and Rick prepared for the final trivia competition to determine the first person to reach the final two.
|3rd Place - 0 Points|
|2nd Place - 1 Points|
|1st Place - 4 Points|
Karen was ultimately deemed the winner, leaving her to make one final choice to vote out either Rick or Dennis.
Rick pleaded with her to stay in the game, but Karen remembered his attempt to vote her out in the week prior. She also remembered how likable Dennis was, and so her choice was difficult to make. Ultimately, she made up her mind.
|Backstage Elimination #11|
Rick (1 Vote)
At the final two, Karen and Dennis faced the wrath of the Jury. LJ, Morty, Neda, Teddy, Katya, Jacob, and Rick all cast their votes for one of the two finalists to win the game.
Dennis Reynolds (4 Votes)
Karen Smith (3 Votes)
Dennis was declared the winner by a very close vote of 4-3 due to his better social game and general likability over his adversary.