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Big Brother 4, July 9: Slimy Exesby David Bloomberg -- 07/10/2003
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Hey, remember last night when we were told about the big x-factor twist about two dozen times in one hour? Well, in case you don’t remember, we begin tonight with a reminder. Phew, after 24 hours, I had almost forgotten.
To help exhume and beat that horse, we hear from a number of the exes. Jee says when he saw Jun, it made his face turn white. For her part, Jun says they were in a really great relationship – at the beginning. But it really sucked at the end and she doesn’t want to relive it. Scott calls it a bad nightmare and Amanda notes that when they originally moved in together, she found that what was originally fun and endearing became annoying.
Alison, who was so upset when the X factor was originally revealed, says she was so angry, mad, happy, and sad at the same time. Wait. Happy? Why? It think somebody just hit the loop-the-loop on their emotional roller coaster.
For David, it was a feeling of relief that Michelle walked through the door instead of a different ex. Michelle was just like omigod! Erika totally knew it was going to be one of her exes while Robert freaked out because she was the last [bleeping] person he thought he’d see there. But he says he’s here to play the game, so it won’t mess him up. If she stands in his way, she’s gone. Ooooh. I bet she’s quaking in her boots. Well, not really, since she is thinking about trying to manipulate him.
Nathan, one of the three who doesn’t have an ex in the house, says he’s glad it’s not him. He’s going to try to stay out of the spotlight and let the couples duke it out. This is actually a very good strategy. Let’s see if he can follow it for, say, a day.
Amanda says she’ll be annoyed with Scott being there but she’ll hang out and deal with it. At one point, she picks up a pan in the kitchen and Scott (jokingly… more or less) says she’s threatening him with it and needs to go. Somebody saw Big Brother 2 and remembers Reality TV Hall of Shamer Justin Sebik. He later tells her that if he offended her, he apologizes, but the situation sucks. She notes that it doesn’t just suck for him. And on and on. According to Alison, these two provide all the drama in the house with fights and yelling and the like. Scott says the first chance he gets, she’s gone.
Speaking of Alison, she says seeing Justin didn’t stir up any old flames, but did bring in a bit of confusion. Both agree that it was not a dirty breakup (which is a bit different from what they said before they knew the other person would be joining them), Justin says she was more into him than he was into her. He suggests they just get over the fact that both are here and deal with it. Justin says it’s not being sneaky or sly, just honest. But Alison isn’t so sure. She figures he’s kissing her butt but doesn’t know if it’s real. So her strategy for now is to be nice back to him and then stab him in the back.
On the first day, the original eight got to choose their bedrooms. Then the final five came in. It turns out they were given a bed pass that allows them to kick anybody else out of their bed – if they choose to use it. Robert does so, booting Alison from her bed in the blue room. He says it’s nothing personal but he can’t be in the same room with his ex. Alison believes he should sleep in the pool – face down.
Justin, Amanda, and Michelle knew that they would be better off not using the bed pass. Smart move. Jee? Not so smart. He takes Dana’s bed, using the same reason Robert used. Dana says he messed with the wrong person – she’s mad and lets pretty much everybody know it. Jee and Robert, the clueless twosome, discuss it and can’t seem to figure out what the problem is. Jee says “the vibe is really bad.” Thank you Jee, master of the obvious.
As you may recall, Nathan had one of the two double-beds. Well, Michelle (David’s ex) is sharing it with him. She confides to the camera that she isn’t even sure which one Nathan is! But eventually she figures it out and joins him. Alison says that Nathan is a ladies man but little 19-year-old Michelle who knows nothing about nothing is bedding down with him. Nathan and Michelle discuss arrangements, including the fact that he usually sleeps diagonally, so she shouldn’t be alarmed. But then he says she takes up most of the bed and he has just a little bit (it sounds like me and my wife!).
For David’s part, he says he’s not worried because she’s a virgin (remember, she came into the house after that question was asked of the original eight in the food challenge) and no matter what Nathan has up his sleeve, it won’t work. Um, right now I think he just has sleep up his sleeve. But then, a couple on Paradise Hotel did the deed on the first night, so you never know.
The next morning, Jun and Dana make breakfast together. Jun says they have each other’s backs because they are both New Yorkers and tough asses. That’s as good a reason as any at this stage of the game, I suppose. Jun says she loves cooking but right now it’s strategy. Jack recognizes the strategy and then goes back into hiding because he’s not young, sexy, or in the presence of an ex.
Jee asks Jun if she will talk to him; she says no. Ouch. So to make her come around, he gossips about her with some of the others, talking about how she gained weight and he stuck with her “through thick and thin” – ouch, bad pun. The others say it’s all he can talk about. She was 19, he was 15 when they first hooked up. Jun says they were first loves, but it kind of makes her sick right now. They totally went their opposite ways after splitting.
Jee talks to some of the others about taking his dad’s place in family with his mom and sister because his father died in 1999 because, as Jee says, he smoked too much. Jun says she wanted to break up with Jee but then his dad got cancer, so she stayed by his side. She promised his dad that she would take care of him, but goes on to say she just couldn’t. Jee privately acknowledges all that she did for him and thanks her for taking care of him at the time. Er, Jee, wouldn’t that have had a bit more impact if you said it to her?
Ack, what’s that horrid cackling into a microphone?! Has Debbie Allen joined BB4? Oh, no, wait, it’s Jun with instructions for a competition. They all have to squeeze into teeny bikinis. Then they head outside to find a small swimming pool filled with slime. It’s time for the first luxury competition which is, of course, for use of the hot tub.
To win the key to open it up, they need to fill a big clear plastic box with slime from the pool. But they cannot collect the slime from their own bodies. Instead, they must remove it from another person. The box is hooked to a balance and they need to give it enough weight to lift the cover off the key. If they fill the box over the green line, it will definitely be enough; if they get it in the yellow area, it might be enough; if it’s below the red line, it’s not enough. They have seven minutes and then, when it’s over, they release the pin to see if they did it.1 2 Next-->
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