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Big Brother 3, August 16: The Rerun Showby David Bloomberg -- 08/16/2002
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First, let me apologize for providing the wrong time for this episode. I could have sworn Julie Chen said it was on at 8/7 Central - and I know that's what my TV Guide says. But it was an hour later. Whoops!
Anyway, let's get on with the rerun - er, recap. This should be pretty quick and easy, since so much of our time was spent re-living moments we'd already seen. It's a good thing Brian Devinney isn't recapping tonight's episode - he hates the short little replays at the beginning of each episode. I can't imagine what he thinks of all of this!
We begin where we left off last night. Rub a dub dub, houseguests in the tub. Roddy abandoned ship quickly, meaning pretty much anybody who wins is in on the "let's put up Roddy and Chiara for nomination" plan. Amy, of course, doesn't know about that plan yet - but certainly will hear about it from Marcellas, at the very least. And Jason says Gerry is the remaining wildcard.
After the squids dumped in at the end of last night's episode, we move on to ten gallons of seaweed and pond scum.
Since watching them sit in a tub is less than exciting, we instead hear that when Amy arrived, they were all like leeches, trying to draw out information from her. Marcellas says the cattiness and gossip began anew. This leads into a long segment about gossip in the house. At one point, they air the word "bitch" as many times as possible, uttered by different people. They then move into the time Lori jumped on Danielle for complaining about Gerry's lack of hand-washing behind his back. You know, that was sort of a little amusing to watch the first time - but really dull the second time.
Then the houseguests in the tub bring Amy up to speed on what has gone on in the house. Oh, look - another excuse for reruns! Well, okay, one of the rerun clips is okay - when the girls wore their peanut butter bikinis. CBS has my permission to show that at the beginning of every episode if they'd like.
Looking back at the tub, Jason has to pee and says he'll do it in the tub. Gerry says he's holding it right now. Thanks for sharing, guys.
Somehow, discussion of peeing leads to a revisit of the date between Eric and Lisa, and their overall relationship. Nothing really new here. Moving on. Jason does note that since Eric left, Lisa has done a better job of standing on her own. Marcellas says she is no longer Eric's girlfriend or a member of the couples or one of the girls - she is Lisa, her own woman.
Back in the present, Amy makes a comment about how wonderful it is to be back with Marcellas. This takes us to the Marcellas vs. Amy fight that Julie Chen tried to make such a big deal out of the night of Amy's eviction. But now we also get to see them making up. Why couldn't they have shown us that at the time? I guess then Julie Chen wouldn't have had anything to go on about. But the whole house actually took part in helping Amy to feel better, as they gathered around and each said something nice about her. This must have had something to do with Amy's statement on eviction night about how everybody was okay now.
It's been a whole hour in the tub, and Marcellas and Gerry both get out to pee. An hour? Jeez, guys, didn't you go before the live show? Marcellas, Mr. Clean Freak himself, says he'll have nightmares about this experience. Amy, meanwhile, says she would do whatever she has to in order to get Head of Household (HoH).
But not Danielle. She fakes being sick and leaves. She privately says she threw the competition so others could do her dirty work for her. Smart woman. This segues into a discussion of alliances. Jason says there has probably been a dozen alliances, but he's lost count. Marcellas says that, as the object of the original Group of Six, he hates alliances.
Then we get to see what might be the most interesting clip from the past. It's one we had not seen before, but happened just this past week. Josh and Marcellas were sitting in the backyard and Josh confessed that he was the fourth vote for Lori that nobody had ever figured out. He says he had promised her he would not vote against her, and he held to it. This leads to Josh saying that no matter what Marcellas had done that week - no matter how nice or how much he might have turned things around - without Gerry's veto, he was headed out the door. Marcellas storms off and cries to Lisa and Chiara, asking what he had done that first week to turn everybody against him.1 2 Next-->
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