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Big Brother 11: Eviction #6, HoH #7, Nominations #7

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Aug 19th 2009 1:08AM
Kevin and Michele in the HOH room.

(S11E18) If you're a Big Brother aficionado, this single episode is bound to be one of the biggest classics of the series. I'm talking absolutely brimming with moments which will be referred to for years to come. Remember the classic Dustin face upon eviction? This is better than that. Evel Dick dumping ice tea on Jen? Child's play, I say! For once, the television-show-only viewers get a taste of what the live-feed-watchers have seen this season. It's not pretty. It's actually a rather depressing look at humanity. But it's entertainment.

The show had already planned a double eviction for this Thursday. Now they don't have to worry about going overtime with the live show. One of the hamsters took it on herself to get the eviction going early. I'd say she did it with class, but that was far from the case.

Chima, Natalie, and Lydia don't think it was fair that Jeff was given and used the coup d'etat to get Jessie evicted. I personally feel it was unfair that Jessie was not only back in the house for a second shot, but was given power on a silver platter ... for doing nothing. That set us up for a lopsided start while the cliques bit was already skewing the show. To me, this evened things out a bit.

I just don't know what it's like to be Chima. Sure, I understand she felt betrayed by Michele. I know she thought Michele would do her bidding. I don't know what kind of life Chima has led, in order to believe that she doesn't have to follow rules and that no one can dare challenge her. She's a bit like a female version of Anthony Fremont in an old Twilight Zone episode. I expected her to yell that people were thinking bad thoughts about her and start sending hamsters off to the cornfield.

Instead, she refused to wear her microphone, a violation of the show's rules. When it was brought to her, she chucked it into the hot tub. We're talking a $5,000 piece of equipment. She spent the evening flipping off the producers, fussing, whining, and (of course) being the special snowflake she is. Even Lydia tried to be a voice of reason to no avail. That was scary in and of itself.

Finally, after executive producer Allison Grodner herself called her to the Diary Room, she went. Now, on the Internet, she's claiming she quit. I realize that there might be some editing. She did talk of quitting. But this was more along the lines of "You're fired." She didn't get the time to say, "No! I quit!" She went into the room and Allison told her there was no need to take a seat, there's the door. I'd say she would follow it with "don't let it hit you on the way out," but this has to be a ratings boom for the show. Allison probably appreciates drama.

Then, wham, zham, zing ... Michele's reign as HoH is over and they're ready for a new comp. Miniature golf based, this is the comp in which as each person is eliminated, they get to claim a mystery prize, one of them the HoH key. As people are eliminated, they can swap prizes with those eliminated before them. Lydia and Natalie are still all sulky and fussbudgets, Kevin is a nervous wreck, and the rest of the hamsters are still a bit shell-shocked. Here's what went down in a hurry:

  • Lydia was out first, chose the HoH key.
  • Natalie out next, chose Hawaiian vacation.
  • Russell out, chose phone call from home. He took the Hawaiian vacation, gave her the phone call.
  • Kevin out, got $5,000.
  • Jeff threw the comp to Jordan, got a spa visit at the BB house. He took Russell's Hawaiian vacation, so Russell gets a massage.
  • Jordan got the latest version of the unitard which she swapped with Lydia for the HoH key.


    Lydia is now Captain Unitard on BB11

    I realize that bad behavior is almost the norm for reality television shows. But this group is going above and beyond. Chima's reaction to the stress shows the girl has issues. Lydia went from the voice of reason with Chima to Chima, Jr., at the comp. She got drunk, was screaming obscenities and totally being a poor sport. That said, it gave Jeff the opportunity for one of his best lines all season -- "Take it easy, Mrs. Roper."

    In regard to Natalie, her lie is that she's 18. She can pass for it so well because she acts like some kid from the streets. Alas, out of the three girls, she's the one who's probably the most stable. I feel sorry for Kevin. He thought he set himself up with a solid alliance. Instead, he's in a Hieronmous Bosch painting.

    Then it's time for Jordan's nominations. Who else? Natalie and Lydia. Although Lydia is doing a mix of trying to get kicked out and saying she wants to leave, Jordan's target is the better game player -- Natalie. As Jeff says, "Lydia is broken." And now, Chima is closed.

    Was it wrong for Jeff to use the coup d'etat setting all the drama in motion?
    Yes39 (3.9%)
    No948 (95.7%)
    Coo de what?4 (0.4%)


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      BIG BROTHER 10 Libra, a 32-year-old human resources representative from Spring, Texas, was the fifth Houseguest evicted from the house by a unanimous vote of 6 to 0. She will be the first Houseguest to be sequestered in the jury house until the final episode on Tuesday, September 16th. Airs Thursday, August 14, 2008.

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      BIG BROTHER 10 Libra, a 32-year-old human resources representative from Spring, Texas, was the fifth Houseguest evicted from the house by a unanimous vote of 6 to 0. She will be the first Houseguest to be sequestered in the jury house until the final episode on Tuesday, September 16th. Airs Thursday, August 14, 2008.

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      BIG BROTHER 10 Brian Hart, the first Houseguest evicted from the House, returned to host the "Luxury Competition" pitting current Houseguests against Houseguests from each of the past nine seasons. Airs Sunday, August 10, 2008.

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      BIG BROTHER 10 Brian Hart, the first Houseguest evicted from the House, returned to host the "Luxury Competition" pitting acurrent Houseguests against Houseguests from each of the past nine seasons. Airs Sunday, August 10, 2008.

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      BIG BROTHER 10 Brian Hart (center, pink ruffled shirt), the first Houseguest evicted from the House, returned to host the "Luxury Competition" pitting current Houseguests against Houseguests from each of the past nine seasons. From left: Jun (Season 4), Bunky (Season 2), Jace (Season 5), Amy (Season 3), Mike Boogie (Season 7), Junelle (Season 6), Brian, Matt (Season 9), Chicken George (Season 1) and Jen (Season 8). Airs Sunday, August 10, 2008.

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      BIG BROTHER 10 Brian Hart (center, pink ruffled shirt), the first Houseguest evicted from the House, returned to host the "Luxury Competition" pitting current Houseguests against Houseguests from each of the past nine seasons. From left: Jace (Season 5), Amy (Season 3), Jen (Season 8), Chicken George (Season 1), Brian, Junelle (Season 6), Jun (Season 4), Mike Boogie (Season 7), and seated, Matt (Season 9) with Bunky (Season 2). Airs Sunday, August 10, 2008.

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      BIG BROTHER 10 When America's Player Dan cast his vote which broke the evenly divided household, Jessie, a 22-year-old professional body builder from Rudd, Iowa, was evicted from the house by a vote of 4 to 3. Airs Thursday, August 7, 2008.

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      BIG BROTHER 10 Houseguests prepare for the "In the Garden of Veto, Baby!" Power of Veto Competition during last nightÕs. Airs Wednesday, July 29, 2008.

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      BIG BROTHER 10 Houseguests prepare for the "In the Garden of Veto, Baby!" Power of Veto Competition during last nightÕs. Pictured here: Memphis. Airs Wednesday, July 29, 2008.

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persona

And also Michelle was doing such a good job at keeping quiet and dodging fights. Why stop now?

August 22 2009 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
persona

I feel sorry for Kevin and am laughing at him at the same time. He snuck his hand too far into the alliance with Natalie and Chima, and now he's trapped.

August 22 2009 at 1:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Just the Facts

Every season one group starts talking about good people vs. bad people. Funny thing is, it's the group that is most unlikeable and dishonest that thinks they are the good and thinks that the other side is evil.

Being a the shallow guy that I am, I am usually pulling for the hot blond, but not this year. Jeff is just a solid guy. I am still pulling for the hot blond to get 2nd. Even if the crazies think they are evil.

August 20 2009 at 6:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Beth

Unbelievable that Jeff threw the hoh competition so Jordon could win. It looked liked he didn't have the guts to nominate anyone! I am losing all respect for him. Go Kevin hope you win it all!

August 20 2009 at 10:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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LC

Really? Jeff isn't afraid to nominate anyone. It is obvious he let Jordan win because he cares about her. He showed no fear when he made the boldest move of the game and painted a target on his back by using the Coup d'etat power and was certainly not afraid to keep the focus on him by going toe to toe with the psycho bunch after Jordan won.

August 20 2009 at 12:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Danielle

Wow! Thank GOD Chima is out!!! Obviously, she has given up on the game and with her not following the game, Im glad her ass is out! What a biatch!!! I love Jeff and Jordan and I hope one of them wins the finale. Lydia went crazy..between her and Natatie...wow..poor sportmenship...its a game people. They are just upset b/c they are outnumbered. Im so sick of hearing that Jesse left...boohoo! Get over it!

August 20 2009 at 8:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lady Olivier

I agree best show ever! Lydia being drunk and stupid really turned me off on her, she went from a sympathtic loser to a real stoopid arrogant B**tch. Does she suffer from amnesia? Or is just just ungrateful? Because if it wasn't for Jeff her behind would have been out the door last week! He SAVED Her from eviction, I bet you if he hadn't Jesse would still be in the house and no one would be weeping and drinking wine over her eviction. Her new found buddies put her on the block every chance they could. She's the dumbest hamster I've ever seen.

Kevin better ditch her again since he goes with the majority to keep from having enemies, and vote her butt out!

August 19 2009 at 6:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sassy

Jackie, kudos to you for the excellent Twilight Zone reference.

Everything else I could say about last night's show has been said already so I'll just agree. Best show ever and lots of things to talk about for a long time.

Mimosa anyone?

August 19 2009 at 6:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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deebopalula

"Mimosa anyone?" BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Lydia was downing those things at such a rapid pace that she should have just hoisted the pitcher and drank the whole thing down like an enormous juicy shot!

p.s. - Am I sleererling my words? ;-)

August 19 2009 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill

I hate to sound stupid but would someone please explain the Mrs. Roper comment.

August 19 2009 at 6:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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deebopalula

Depends on your age, but if you're old enough to remember "Three's Company" and the landlord's wife, Mrs. Roper, then think back to her garish print caftans and it's an amusing little dish on the horrid print golf togs they made them wear. At least that's the way I took it.

I liked Jeff a lot before this episode, but now I'd love to see him win. He and Jordan actually seem like NORMAL people -- something you don't see a lot of on reality shows.

August 19 2009 at 6:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Arc|Angel

As a psychologist I suspect I could base an entire career on the housemates this season.

August 19 2009 at 3:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Best
Episode
EVER

The whole episode was basically devoted to showing the audience EXACTLY who/what Chima is.

Girl, you will never get a real man in your life because you are the highest maintenance b____ in the land.

August 19 2009 at 2:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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deebopalula

I'm very close to agreeing with you, but I'm remembering an episode from the season where Kaysar and Janelle were in an alliance and how they took "Cappy" down. Loved that season and those two players in particular. I also recall the season where Nikomas brought down the "Four Horseman" clique with brilliant and cunning stealth. But aside from those two high points, yeah, last night's ep was right up there. An instant BB classic!

August 19 2009 at 6:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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