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Big Brother 8: Live Eviction #4 and HoH Competition #5

by JJ Hawkins, posted Aug 3rd 2007 12:19AM
Dick as Deniro in Taxi Driver

(S08E13) I'm disappointed that Nick was evicted from the Big Brother house tonight.

I was really hoping he'd stick around a while longer so we could witness his imminent transformation into Robert Deniro's character in Taxi Driver.

He only made it as far as the mohawk, but given enough time, I could have totally seen him plummeting out of control thanks to a growing contempt for the corrupt lowlifes residing in the Big Brother dwellings with him.

Couple that with his utter inability to take his relationship with Daniele to a higher plain, and it's easy to see that Nick was on a downward spiral that probably would have concluded with him massacring everyone in the house while they slept.

And more than likely he would have started with Jen.

I may have read things incorrectly, but I was positive Nick's relationship with Jen was on the mend ever since their embarrassing fall-out earlier in the season regarding Jen lying about Nick making a move on her.

Apparently, I was wrong because Nick absolutely let loose on Jen tonight and gave her a thorough chewing complete with threatening looks, spittle, and bleeps galore.

The sequence leading up to this blowout was edited really strangely, and I couldn't determine the direct catalyst for the eruption - but best I can tell, it stemmed from a comment Jen made to Daniele about a lack of integrity in Daniele's relationship with her boyfriend (i.e. Daniele having crossed the line physically with Nick at some point).

Nick and Jen's argument took place only seconds after an equally dramatic confrontation between Daniele and Jen which ended with Dick pouring a cup of tea all over Jen's head.

Dick pours tea on Jen's head.
Even if Jen deserved it, I think Evel crossed the line with the tea thing. In addition, some of the things he's said to Kail and Jen lately have been absolutely rancid and just inappropriate on so many levels. I'm getting to the point where I don't care if he's on the show any longer. It was fun watching him stir the pot for a while, but I've had my fill. Someone please put this sadist on the block and follow through with kicking him out. The house will be a much happier place without him.

Anyhow, Nick's biggest faux pas, even larger than conducting an open relationship with another house guest, was his failing to pull a Dick and confront the entire house regarding who truly cast the second vote for Kail a few weeks back.

The second Daniele mentioned this was a point of contention with the house guests, he should have called a meeting and threatened to go absolutely ballistic if the true vote caster didn't step forward and clear his tarnished name.

Sure, it probably wouldn't have resulted in much since I could see Eric holding that secret 'til his death, but it'd have been better than Nick rolling over and playing the laissez faire card, which is pretty much what he did.

I never understand why someone would go through all the trouble of putting their life on hold to partake in a reality show, but not fight tooth and nail to stay in it. What a colossal waste of time.

I have to apologize because I got a little riled up and did this reviewcap backwards since I already revealed who was evicted and mentioned some of the events that occurred prior to the eviction.

Let's take a look at how the voting played out and then quickly touch on some other happenings during the night.

Eviction Ceremony

Prior to the ceremony Kail gave her usual nonsensical speech about being happy to have such good friends in the house and hoping to maintain their relationship post Big Brother. As if any of these people have any interest in keeping in contact with this nutjob. She's delusional.

Nick knew he was going home tonight and pretty much gave Daniele a soliloquy about his undying affection and happiness that the two of them were able to spend time with one another. I want to make fun of this badly, but I can't bring myself to do it because it seemed pretty sincere.

The votes went down like this:

Jen voted for Nick because she hates him.
Zach voted for Kail because he's actually pretty loyal.
Jameka voted for Nick because it served her better this week.
Eric voted for Kail because he is America's slave.
Jessica voted for Nick because her alliance pressured her into it.
Amber voted for Nick even though she acted like she'd be devastated that he might be leaving. She's actually crying while hugging Nick's leg in the screencap below. What a hypocrite.

Amber doing what she does best.
Dick voted to evict Nick regrettably.
Daniele voted to evict Nick remorsefully.

By a vote of 6 to 2 Travis Bickle was removed from the Big Brother house.

America's Player

Eric wanted to vote for Nick but ended up campaigning for Kail due to America's edict. As usual, he had very little success swaying the voting direction of the house.

Tonight, America is voting on who Eric should campaign to get evicted next week. Looking at the picture below, I wish America was voting on how quickly we could get Eric on a high calorie, weight-gain diet. I bet he's tired of having to shop exclusively at Gap Kids all these years.

Eric is skinny.

Head of Household Competition - Times Up

Tonight's competition was called Times Up. Contestants had to dangle from a human-sized bird perch as it swung back and forth.

At first, the contestants got to sit on the perch, but Julie eventually made them hang upside down right before saying, "There are some birds above you and they just had dinner."

At this point a veritable deluge of an unidentifiable white substance rained from the sky. It was an obscene amount actually and it started to coat the bodies of the dangling players.

It looked less like these birds just ate dinner and more like they just ate a box of super strength laxatives. Nasty.

Kail hangs from the HoH perch.

Strangely, tonight we didn't get to see the results of the HoH competition. Looks like us cable watchers will have to wait until Sunday to see who will be in power.

If you can't wait until then, be sure to check out Jackie Schnoop's spoiler filled recaps of the livefeeds.

How do you feel about Evel Dick?
Love him, he needs to keep on doing what he's doing.144 (21.2%)
Love him, but he needs to tone it down a bit.251 (36.9%)
Hate everything he represents.170 (25.0%)
Hated him at first, but he's starting to grow on me.27 (4.0%)
Who cares about Evel Dick. I just miss Dr. Will.88 (12.9%)

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All I can say is thank you for your updates, I really enjoyed reading them.

August 05 2007 at 4:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I used to really like Dick.
But after thinking back to high school, he reminds me of the class bully. Everyone follows the class bully. Its a shame.

August 04 2007 at 6:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

ok I saw the spoiler alert part .. but i still stand by it .. it shouldn't be in *this* specific thread .. especially when you follow it with Eric is screwed right beside it, making it next to impossible to not read

August 03 2007 at 3:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Matt did you just spoil that you jackass?

Some of us would actually watch the show without knowing who wins.

August 03 2007 at 2:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

get rid of amber she is such a ball baby and very annoying i think its all an act but get her out she needs to grow up is that how you raise your daughter is by crying all the time

August 03 2007 at 8:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

SPOILER ALERT!!! Eric is screwed!!!!!! Haha and it's America's fault. Apparently there was a plane banner flown during the HOH competition that said that Amber & Eric are liars. Dick, Daniele, Amber, Jess, Jameka, and Eric all saw the banner. Dani's the new HOH and her and Dick figured out Eric is the one screwing with the votes (and ultimately the reason nobody trusted Nick). They have a backdoor plan for Eric and they've got Jessica involved. I can't wait. I think Eric's a little weasel. He bugs me almost as much as Amber.

August 03 2007 at 4:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Also, while what they put on TV tonight was heavily (and confusingly) edited, people who've seen the real-time feeds say that the attack on Jen was much more abusive and violent than the version we were shown.

August 03 2007 at 3:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Tonight Dick took the first step in the continuum that leads from being verbally abusive to being physically abusive.

I agree that it was fun watching him for a while. He brought a lot of issues out into the open... but I think now it's clear that his "honesty" is just an excuse for him to unleash a huge well of of anger. He clearly enjoys berating people -- especially women -- who, like Jen, are weaker because they don't have much support from others in the house.

And for the first time, I felt sorry for Daniele. (Which was also the point that Jen was trying to make to Daniele, though she made it badly, which unleashed Daniele's anger, too. Typically, victims of abuse will defend the abuser, and I think this explains a lot of Daniele's conflicted feelings as well as her manipulative nature.)

I'm not saying Dick has ever hit anyone, or ever will, necessarily. But if he used to yell at Daniele the way he's been going after Jen, I'm not surprised she didn't want to have anything to do with him once she got old enough to make that decision.

Not only do I think this bastard should be out of the house, I think it was a mistake for "Big Brother" to bring him in in the first place.

August 03 2007 at 2:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hate the endurance competitions for the fact that you never get to see who wins. Thankfully people post videos online so I'm happy about who won. :)

I don't really understand why Nick was voted out. It seemed like everyone liked him, except for Jen. Then again I don't understand why Mike was voted out either. I guess it's for the game, but if anyone in the house was smart they would gun for Dick, Eric, or Dustin. Those are the people who truly hold the cards, even though Eric does everything for us.

I loved seeing Nick's reaction to Eric being the games twist. Since that's why he was voted out I am sure he's pissed.

August 03 2007 at 12:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I guess Jessica didn't say anything worth putting on for tonights episode, which was okay.

August 03 2007 at 12:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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