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Big Brother 3, September 12, Part 2: Golden Veto Turns to Leadby David Bloomberg -- 09/13/2002
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If you haven't already read my recap of the first hour of this Big Brother 3 broadcast, you probably should go do that now before continuing.
Anyway, we begin this second hour (roughly) with Julie Chen taking unnecessary recapping to a new level by recapping the hour we just saw! Then she says that Marcellas has wavered back and forth on whether he should use the Veto, and we don't know how the live choice will turn out.
Jason continues the train of thought we had before, saying if Marcellas uses the Veto, he will be coming after Jason next week. So Danielle stays close to Marcellas, pumping him for information and trying to convince him he doesn't need to use the Veto. Marcellas says he can either show friendship by saving Amy or self-love by saving himself. Lord knows he's shown enough self-love already, even if he doesn't seem to recognize it.
Danielle, of course, wants Marcellas gone because that makes Jason safer. But Lisa wants him to stick around because she figures he'll target Jason and Danielle and leave her alone. Indeed, Lisa and Marcellas have a brief discussion about getting the two of them into the finals. For her part, Danielle says she is going to do some heavy manipulating and lying through her teeth to Marcellas. Marcellas says Jason overplayed his hand because now the other three all know he's in bed with Danielle. Hmmm. OK, if they know that, then why is Marcellas trusting Danielle, who is busily planning to vote him out if he doesn't use the Veto on himself?
And now we're live for that very Veto meeting. Julie Chen asks Marcellas to explain how difficult a decision it was without actually giving it away yet. He tries to get an answer out about it being very difficult, but Julie finishes all his sentences for him. Then she asks Jason if he knows who he would put up should Marcellas choose to use the Veto - Jason, not being a complete idiot, says that he has thought about it but hopes he doesn't have to do it. Moving on to Amy, does she have anything to say to Marcellas to convince him to Veto her? No - she says she's not going to follow in the horrible tradition of some previous people who were asking to be vetoed. Gosh, can't imagine who (Roddy) she might (Roddy) be talking about (Roddy).
Marcellas says he loves all of them and couldn't be happier to be with any other group, yadda yadda yadda. He says he played the game looking out for others (there are those delusions again). He says Gerry used the Veto for him and it was the most amazing thing that happened to him in the game (interesting - he didn't even want to admit last week that Gerry had saved him). His family is probably sitting at home screaming at the TV for him to Veto himself, but he is not going to use it - it would put too much pressure on the others. Huh?
What an incredibly stupid move!
But before we get to the votes, we hear some of the endgame strategy from the houseguests. These strategies are all pretty much the same - win HoH. Wow, good thing they made time to show us that. The only news that comes out of this is that the person who wins tonight's HoH can also compete in the final week's HoH.
But if we thought that was useless filler, the next segment takes the cake as two of Lisa's childhood friends, Tanya and Michelle, talk about how great she is, what a big heart she has, how they like Eric, how she's playing smart, and other inane chatter.
Moving on and back to being live, Julie says she got the impression that Marcellas changed his mind at the last minute and was indeed planning to save himself. He agrees and says he really hadn't even packed everything because he was going to take himself off the block. But he couldn't put the others through the kind of angst he went through as a nominee. Huh? This makes pretty much no sense at all, but nothing Marcellas has said this week has made any sense, so I guess it's par for the course.
Time for final thoughts from the nominees. Amy says she had an opportunity that nobody else playing a game like this has ever had (oh, good move - remind them that you were voted out once already!). It's been amazing and she loves them all. Marcellas also loves them all and asks them to vote with their hearts; there are no hard feelings no matter what.
So Danielle and Lisa have to go into the Diary Room individually and vote live. Danielle votes to evict Marcellas as her voice breaks. Lisa very calmly votes against Amy.
So it's a tie, and Jason is not at all happy about it when Julie Chen announces it. He now has to cast the tie-breaker in front of everybody. He says that he has made his decision purely based on the game, because it is indeed only a game and there is only one winner. After nominating Marcellas, Jason says he felt threatened and scared of what Marcellas might do in the context of the game. So as harsh and terrible as it is, he tells Marcellas that he should have used the Veto to save himself.
Marcellas, who noted that he hadn't really packed, stalks off to get the rest of his belongings and grab his bag. Jason calls after him, "Sorry!" Before Marcellas leaves, he has tearful goodbyes and hugs with everybody - yes, even Jason.1 2 Next-->
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