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Big Brother 11: PoV #7

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Aug 26th 2009 12:32AM
Why is Natalie smiling in the Big Brother 11 house?
(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.

Your thoughts?


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My thoughts:
Jeff - Getting Russell out is a good move, even if Natalie and Kevin are planning on stabbing him in the back (which they should). The way numbers are dwindling down now, it all comes down to the competitions, and Russell is the only one that would make him work for the money. Overall, he uses the power given to him correctly

Jordan - is adorable. I don't think she deserves to win, but I really like her as a player and as a person.

Natalie - does not deserve to be making it this far. She is all talk and no game. However, there are bigger fish to fry and we the viewers need variety.

Michelle - is sortof a good player, but is way too impressionable. Her nerdiness is very appealing and she is really good in the competitions. Overall I like her

Kevin - Aside from being the funniest one in there, he is able to see past the given (knowing Natalie was lying about her age, debating whether or not to use the veto on Lydia) and is a GREAT competitior. I hope he wins.

Russell - His gameplay has been despicable, but he's okay I guess

August 30 2009 at 2:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

I'm pretty sure Jeff was going to be sent packing whether he backdoored Russ or not. Russell and Michele were going to do what they had to do to get Jeff out if either of them won the HOH next week. Natalie and Kevin are chomping at the bit for the same opportunity. Jeff has to pretty much win all the POVs from this point on to stay in the house and then the votes will decide if it was all for nothing.

August 26 2009 at 6:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Beth

I so wish Jeff hadn't backdoored Russell! He will be put up next time & out he will go. I don't think Jordon can even save him. If they are smart they will send Natalie packing but I don't see it happening! I am not liking the finishing of this BB at all..

August 26 2009 at 6:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

I also believe that Russ (having said he would) would have done the same to Jeff next week or the first available opportunity. Jeff just did it first.

As for that pic of Natalie, she's probably wallowing in her self-admiration for getting everyone to believe her tons of lies. It's the only play she's got. Alas, it seems to be working.

August 26 2009 at 4:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LC

Jeff was kind of in a damned if he does damned if he doesn't situation. I honestly believe Russel and Michelle would target he or Jordan if they won HoH. Russel has even been saying in his DR sessions that Jeff would be stupid not to nominate him. He may or may not be good with his word, but I don't think he is averse to loopholes and would use Michelle to go after Jeff if he had the chance.

Of course he can't trust Natalie or Kevin, but at least in booting Russel, he has a better chance at a veto win if he is nominated next week. Especially if it is endurance oriented.

I gotta give Kev credit. He may not win anything, but he certainly isn't a floater and has played the non competition part of the game very very well.

August 26 2009 at 7:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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