Big Brother 11: PoV #7
by Jackie Schnoop, posted Aug 26th 2009 12:32AM
(S11E21) My goodness, whatever could be making Natalie smile in the Big Brother 11 house? Could she have actually won a competition for the first time this season? Perhaps she's thinking of the Lydia/Jessie reunion in the jury house -- picturing scenes of Lydia scratching Jessie's eyes out or something. Maybe she's proud to be wearing a doo-rag which clashes with her shirt instead of her neatly color-coordinated um ... urban wear. Maybe she's thinking of adopting a pit bull so they can wear matching little outfits. Or maybe ...
Maybe Jeff and Jordan were just fool enough to fall for Kevin and Natalie's lie, which was the truth even though Kevin and Natalie didn't know it when they made it up. How's that for confusing, eh? I'm referring to them going to Jeff and Jordan with all kinds of tales of Russell targeting Jeff. Little do they know, Russell has been targeting Jeff in diary room sessions we see and with Michele.
I'm still kind of torn. I actually believe that Jeff wouldn't have been Russell's target next week. I know Natalie and Kevin are targeting Jeff. Michele is so out there, who knows what the hell her real plan is. That is, if she indeed does have a plan. Michele and Kevin have won and have often been close to winning various comps. Russell has won a few comps and would be a danger in an endurance comp. Natalie has won zilch. Nada. Nuthin'.
Tonight's power of veto comp was nothing unexpected. I thought the competition was fun to watch, yet screamed "previous season" with new props and a new DJ behind the scenes. The DJ, the voice of Otev (used before) came from a giant ape mask and was the one and only evicted Banana Man Casey. The hamsters had to listen to a rap about previous events, slide down an icky and hot incline doohickey, find a banana with the name of the rap's hamster, and offer it as a sacrifice to Otev.
Sure, a rerun kind of competition. But I enjoyed it nonetheless. Kevin and Michele both showed their gumption for the win, proving that both are competitors. Jordan was out first, Natalie second. At least Jordan has won a comp on her own and also had Jeff throw one for her. All Natalie can get is a bone tossed her way. Jeff won the power of veto and, for a bit, he holds all the power in the house.
Tonight was a night that even if you don't have the live feeds to know what happened in what sequence, you could tell a shift in editing. I'm not quite sure why the show does it, other than to create drama. They've been portraying Jeff and Jordan as this sweet little couple who make goo-goo eyes at each other. Tonight, not so much. They showed an argument and some rough times. Plus, they showed an arrogant Jeff not really seen on the show before.
He's got nothing to be arrogant about. He fell hook, line, and sinker for Natalie and Kevin's lie-that's-not-a-lie and put the backdoor plan in motion to vote Russell out. He took Kevin off the block and slapped Russell right in his spot, perhaps twisting the knife in his back a bit as he did the deed.
We're dwindling down in the hamster count. Here's what I think of the remaining hamsters:
- Jeff: Oh, he's my eye candy for the season. He may have shown a few warts tonight, but I wouldn't mind it if he makes it to the final two.
- Jordan: I find her a breath of fresh air compared to most of the people you see on reality shows. She might have some flaws in book smarts, but she usually reads people well and has good insight. I won't go into her trusting Natalie. I believe it had to be brainwashing of some sort, perhaps by aliens.
- Kevin: I watch the feeds, and he's a smart player who's actually very quiet in the house. But I so adore his diary room segments that he can stay around for a while.
- Michele: All that comes to mind is a socially awkward odd duck. I don't think any ally can truly trust her -- she's flaky and a weird liar.
- Russell: I do think when he gives his word on a specific issue, he keeps it. But he's a brooding and sometimes bullying kind of guy. It's time for him to go.
- Natalie: I don't like her. I don't want to say anything nice about her. She annoys me. Sigh. She's started playing a darn good people game for someone who can't win a competition all season. I won't miss her if she goes. But if she makes it to the end, I'd have to give her kudos for a game well played.