nick ginamarie big brother 15 'Big Brother 15': Does Elissa have a chance to stay?There has been much flip-flopping in the “Big Brother 15” house this week. Read on to find out how the votes stand (or seem to be standing) right now, or just sign up for the live feeds for yourself.

So, the votes are definitely coming down to Nick and Elissa. Helen is not going to receive even one vote to evict. And it’s starting to look as though McCrae is the swing vote.

On one side of the house, you have the peopel voting to evict Elissa — Spencer, Howard, Jeremy, Kaitlin and GinaMarie. On the other side, you have the people who want to keep Elissa and vote out Nick — Amanda, Jessie, Judd, Candice and Andy.

That leaves McCrae, whose loyalties are divided between the Moving Company and his girlfriend in the house, Amanda. As of last night, it seems as though McCrae has come around to Amanda’s way of thinking (keep Elissa and control the MVP vote for several more weeks).

Now, the interesting part is that both Howard and Spencer are acting like they’re down to vote out Nick when they totally aren’t. But they may be trying to make Elissa’s allies feel more comfortable so that they can flip someone at the last minute — like Candice, who is now Howard’s snuggle bunny and who seems like the type of person that will vote the way whomever speaks to her last wants her to vote.

We also won’t believe McCrae is truly on board until he vote to evict Nick. It seems like he’s not playing Amanda, but you never know. He could certainly vote the other way and then blame it on somebody else — Amanda would absolutely buy that Candice or Jessie changed their minds and switched their votes.

For us viewers, having Nick go home will prove infinitely more interesting, both on TV and on the live feeds. We are already picturing GinaMarie’s profanity-laden meltdown when her “showmance” gets the boot.

It’s not that we don’t like Nick, because we do. But Elissa screwed up by not putting Kaitlin on the block, so somebody we like has to go home.

With Nick gone, Elissa and her allies can start picking off the other side of the house, provided that they win HOH. We don’t hate everyone on the other side of the house, but, well, yeah, we hate almost all of them, minus Howard.

Speaking of HOH, last night was one of those wake-the-houseguests-up-all-night activities in preparation for tonight’s HOH competition (shout-out to Dan the BB Fan for calling that one right).

People were studying and trying to memorize all the things they saw in the backyard, which sounded like luggage and other travel-related items, into the wee hours of the morning.

We’re quite curious to see who this type of HOH competition favors. We have a feeling McCrae, Helen and Candice will be pretty good at it.

Who do you think is going home tonight, hamster fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."