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Big Brother 3, The Finale: Good vs. Evilby David Bloomberg -- 09/25/2002
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Well, it's finally over. It's been almost three months - but to me it seems like only a few days ago that we first said hello to the 12 newest houseguests. We've gotten to know them on a first-name basis. We've loved, we've hated, we've gone back and forth on our opinions. Heck, I'm surprised readers of this website haven't gotten whiplash by going from one recap to another, as my recaps have tended to favor Danielle while Brian's have tended to, um, not. But now that is all done. We'll have to move on after this one last recap. Luckily, Survivor started last week, so we can move from Tonya to Tanya, from Eric to Erin, from Roddy to Robb (wow, that's quite an IQ drop there!), from Chiara to Brian (yes, I linked Chiara to a soft porn actor for a reason), etc. But before we move on, let's see what happened in the final night.
We have the two finalists - Lisa, who was the first Head of Household (HoH) and the last. She was in the first alliance, and then another few after that. But many people feel she just kind of coasted under the radar at the end. And then we have Danielle, who was in the only lasting alliance, a truly secret alliance with Jason that brought her to this spot. She played the game better than anybody, but did she end up playing her way to failure by not taking into account human emotion? We'll have to see.
But first, a brief look at what happened in the house after Jason left. Danielle has no reason to hide anything more, so she comes clean to Lisa. She says she did some diabolical things - she came in to make it to the final two and she did what she had to do for her family. They discuss all the alliances that came and went. She tells Lisa about her alliance with Jason from week one and asks if Lisa figured it out. Lisa says she did. Baloney. Danielle says it was her idea to split the couples. Lisa says she knew. Baloney again. She says she and Jason played to make it to the end, and Marcellas was the original third, but he was too unstable, so they brought in Lisa instead. She was diabolical, but she played a good game.
Now we get to see the other 10 houseguests reunited to talk about whatever is on their minds. Tonya says the stuff that was said about her blew her mind. Marcellas attacked her on a personal level (such as with his comments about her being a stripper pretending to be a mother). She says she is a great mother! Marcellas apologizes. She says since she's a forgiving person, she accepts. They love each other and hug. Awwww. Sheesh, I feel as sick as Amy on the boat…
Amy says she is an extremely critical person and knows she offered a lot of criticism of the houseguests. She says she won't apologize for who she is, but will apologize for the harsh things she said. Chiara says privately that she doesn't forgive her until she actually apologizes to her face.
Josh says he was extremely mean to Gerry and also apologizes. It's getting awfully deep in there…
Chiara is next up to apologize - to Roddy, because she was so insecure and he got the brunt of it. She also thanks him for being there.
Roddy doesn't apologize to anybody (thank goodness!) but says it was hard to watch the tapes because he was kind and respectful and yet he heard all these personal attacks on him. He's still looking for a reason. Well, Roddy, one reason would be that you were (as you've sort of admitted) manipulative (yes, you call it using your charm - I don't see much difference). The other is that you were just that damned good at getting people to do what you wanted. Oh, and another - at least in Marcellas' case - is that he thinks the world revolves around him and you interfered with that delusion.
In discussions about the two finalists, Josh says Lisa hasn't done much herself. Gerry calls her lucky. Marcellas says her defining moment - in his opinion - was when she refused to take the $15,000 offer related to calling a family member, because she wanted everybody to get the call. Tonya says something about wondering who did the dirty work for Danielle, but I'm not sure if she is trying to slam Danielle or Lisa or Jason or who knows what. Josh says he finds it interesting that when people were in the house, they loved Danielle, but when they came out, they got mad. He thinks that was what was so brilliant about her strategy. She only claimed to be loyal to Jason, and she was.
Lori says Danielle makes her laugh. Chiara says she doesn't like the way Danielle spoke about Roddy - calling somebody "the Devil" is disgusting. Um… Yeah, and describing your three-way sex, showing us your favorite positions, describing various other sex acts, and the like - that's not at all disgusting, eh? But calling somebody "the Devil" in a game context is? Girl, you need some serious therapy.1 2 3 4 Next-->
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