Full Show Index
Advertise With Us
Write For Us
Big Brother 3, August 3: Checkby David Bloomberg -- 08/03/2002
View Printable version of this article
Normally, I don't say much about the "what happened previously" bits before we get to the most recent action on Big Brother 3, but this time they annoyed me. Even though Julie Chen couldn't manage to dig in at Amy and Marcellas last episode with her repeated questions about their five-minute fight, the show tonight began as if they had been clawing each other's eyes out. The producers are still trying to create drama where none existed. How pathetic. Then again, considering that some of the "drama" this episode involves guys getting facials, maybe we're better off creating fights where none exist.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's begin with Amy leaving. Jason says it probably looks to the world like they ganged up on Amy, but really it spoke volumes to Marcellas. Chiara says Amy walked away with no enemies, only friends. Heh, yeah, you say that now, but wait 'til you see her calling you "Chi-whore-a" all the time. Marcellas says his victory was Amy's defeat, which is a horrible thing. He still doesn't trust anybody at face value. After all, these are the same people who wanted him out the first week. But he now feels that he is supposed to be here. Danielle's only comment is her running scoreboard: "Three down, seven more to go."
Next up is the reaction to Gerry getting Head of Household (HoH). Eric says he would have felt safe with anybody except Gerry getting it. But he screwed up the tiebreaker and knows he's a target. Gerry says that the worm has turned. Lisa notes that this week will be pure Hell. We can only hope - at least that way CBS would have some actual drama to show.
Speaking of drama, some of the others have noticed that Josh - once Gerry's biggest enemy - now seems very confident and comfortable around him. Roddy calls it "almost pathetic." Marcellas says the two are in bed together, but all he wants is for Gerry not to nominate himself, Danielle, or Jason. Josh admits privately that he is indeed confident that Gerry will get the job done that he wants done. But if Gerry doesn't, Josh knows he's probably up instead. Gerry says Josh needs him for now, but he has no illusions and knows Josh will eventually turn back against him - Gerry just has to do it first. Josh says either he is controlling the puppet or the puppet is controlling him.
Chiara, showing that she has absolutely no concept of strategy or how the game works, says that if Gerry puts up people from the two couples, "he's toast." Lisa chimes in that he's toast either way. Well, maybe, but he's a lot better off breaking up the couples than allowing them to stick together. What should he do instead, Chiara? Sit back and wait for you to win? Get a clue.
Jason says he doesn't know where Gerry stands, but he hopes he's low enough on the radar to avoid the nomination. Danielle, however, thinks that Gerry is out to get Jason. It's her goal to protect the two of them. Why does she think he's out to get Jason? No idea. But she's always been sore about Gerry and we've never really been sure why, so maybe it's just more of the same. Besides, there are only three women left, she says, and that's a problem. So she says she'll try to keep Chiara around because she doesn't think Chiara will turn on her. Indeed, Chiara runs to Roddy to report the discussion she'd just had with Danielle about how Danielle is on her side, etc.
Meanwhile Roddy is thinking back to the deal he'd made with Gerry - he spared Gerry nomination last week and Gerry promised to do the same if he became HoH. Looks like that was a good deal for Roddy to make! Gerry specifically tells Roddy that he is, indeed, safe, and then goes so far as to ask him if he wants Chiara to be safe, too. Roddy says he's a big boy and knows that this is a game, so if Chiara has to go, so be it. Eric apparently feels the same way about Lisa, at least as far as he tells Josh, saying that he'll see her when they get out but in game terms he can't worry about that.
In the next segment, CBS provides an excuse to show the women almost naked as various houseguests talk about the time they spend sunbathing. Okay, enough of that. Without the pictures, there's not really much to say.1 2 3 Next-->
View Printable version of this article