Big Brother 11: Live Eviction #4, HoH #5
by Jackie Schnoop, posted Aug 7th 2009 12:52AM
(S11E13) After watching a man in a banana suit get evicted last week on Big Brother 11, it was a welcome sight to see Russell neatly dressed in a sport coat. But then there's Lydia. No, she wore neither a banana suit nor a sport coat. It wasn't what she was wearing at all. It was her face. For reasons known only to herself, she painted a black make-up stripe across her eyes. It was sort of raccoonish, quasi-Lone Ranger. It was just a tad odd, but Lydia isn't your normal gal next door anyway.
For a show you'd think would be jam-packed with action, there was almost a half-hour of filler material before the first live vote was cast. Okay, I know the recapping of last week is inevitable. Why, I don't know. And why so long, I haven't a clue. But it seems to be set in stone.
Then we had Russell paranoia. Michele did tell him the truth about the Chima, Natalie, and Jessie plan to backdoor Russell. However, both Russell and Michele screwed up. Russell should have taken it in confidence and not confronted Chima. Then Michele is a bad liar when put on the spot. In the end, Chima and Michele solidified their relationship, putting Russell on the outs with both of them. Backfired on Russell, eh? I so love a good brouhaha.
After that, it was all about Jordan and Jeff trying get a smooch on while Rattie Ronnie shared their room. It reminded me of the Beaver spying on Wally or something equally teenage-creepy. And, of course, Ronnie had to beg and plea for votes. His pleas obviously fell on deaf ears.
When it came time to vote, Ronnie felt the need to call out Michele as the worst human being he's ever met and how he feels sorry for her. Well, guess what, Ronnie? Michele's still in the house and you are ... not! Don't get me wrong. I'm not enamored with Michele. But Ronnie truly got under my skin while watching the show and the live feeds. What an annoying little pompous twit!
While Julie Chen informed us which houseguest won the power of coup d'etat, the household doesn't know. Jeff won and seemed incredibly gracious. "You see what's been going on here!" He can use it either this week or the next live eviction to replace nominees on the block right before the live vote goes down. He was smart not to use it this week. There was no need to use it and they knew the vote would be 4-3 for Ronnie to go home.
Finally, we have a new head of household. I said to myself, "Let's get someone new, someone different, someone not Jessie!" Lo and behold, we got Chima. She won a true/false question game based on weird phone calls the hamsters heard all night. Chima has said repeatedly this week she will put Russell on the block. Knowing that someone has the coup d'etat might change her choices a bit. Whatever. I'm not concerned. My man Jeff can change the nominations to suit my needs in the game. I'm a happy hamster. How about you?
|Jessie and Natalie||26 (6.1%)|
|Jeff and Jordan||39 (9.2%)|
|Russell and Jeff||166 (39.2%)|
|Lydia and Kevin||62 (14.6%)|
|Michele and Jessie||17 (4.0%)|
|Another combination - you tell me!||114 (26.9%)|