Big Brother 11: HOH #11 part one finish, HOH #11 part two
by Jackie Schnoop, posted Sep 11th 2009 12:29AM
(S11E28) They say to "expect the unexpected" on Big Brother 11. Well, tonight showed that the viewers can expect an unexpected scheduling of events. Here I was expecting to see the hamsters dwindled down to two tonight. But that wasn't to be the case. However, I did expect Kevin to dress up all spiffy and funky. Sure enough, he did. He had matching red sneakers to complete the outfit.
They've discombobulated the entire finale schedule. So we only saw the completion of the first part of the final three-part HOH and the second part in its entirety. The Sunday show will be "hilarious unseen before clips." Then on Tuesday, it's a two-hour season finale. On Tuesday, the final part of the final HOH comp is live, the evicted joins the jury immediately, and America gets a vote, too. They gave the text message information on the show, but voting online at the CBS website is free.
I found this episode to be rewarding. You see, I don't like Natalie. I begrudgingly admit that she's played a good strategic game. But I find her to be a very mean-spirited person. She talks like a robot and lies like a rug -- a mean nasty little rug. Tonight I got to see some comeuppance. I feel a bit better about investing my summer into the show.
The log-rolling first part of the competition seems like so long ago, but it was just the other day. Jordan hung in there for three and a half hours, then slipped. That put things in place for Kevin and Natalie's latest scheme -- Natalie would throw the comp to Kevin so she would go up against Jordan in the second part. She's oh-so-sure she can beat Jordan. Then the final part of the comp would be Kevin and Natalie.
Heh. It didn't quite work out that way. Oh, she threw the first part to Kevin, all right. But Jordan absolutely blew her away in the second part of the comp! For all of her bravado, she IS riding coattails and letting others do her dirty work. That can do a hamster well for a while. But it gets to a point where it backfires or everyone catches on. In Natalie's case, it's a bit of both.
- The jury house seems totally against Natalie now for the coattail riding and the age lie.
- Kevin seems to have had a turning point with her dating back to the first Pandora's Box when she didn't try to help him and went after the money instead.
Tonight's previous final three guests -- Evel Dick, Danielle (not to be confused with Daniele, Dick's daughter), Janelle, and Mike Boogie (ew!) -- all seem to think Kevin will most likely win, although they all said Natalie played the best game. Of course, they said this before Jordan blew away Natalie in the second part of the comp. Oh, I really should happy-dance for just a bit.
Big Brother's change of the finale schedule gets kudos from me. As a live feeds watcher, it never made sense having the final two in the house alone from Thursday night until Tuesday. At that point, all is up to the jury and there is no game play. It's boring!