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Big Brother 4, July 11: Nomination Timeby David Bloomberg -- 07/11/2003
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We’re back with the third episode of Big Brother 4. After the standard review of what happened last time (you’re better off reading about that here), we pick up with Nathan just having won the Head of Household (HOH) competition.
Jack was not at all happy about going out first, and he wondered how David blew it. Amanda still thinks he and Jack threw it (together) because, come on – David was an Army Ranger!
But anyway, we move to something of importance – the deal that Nathan and Alison offered to Justin and Robert, promising that if the two guys gave up on the challenge, they would be safe this week. Justin is sure Nathan will honor the agreement. For his part, Nathan isn’t terribly sure he really wanted to win because he didn’t want to make enemies at first. Getting back to Jack, he’s happy that somebody from the Elite 8 won.
Showing her stunning brilliance, Amanda says she thinks the original 8 might have built an alliance and so she’s worried. Jee says Nathan is a big question mark – Jee just doesn’t know where he stands.
Let the sucking up begin! Jun says she won’t make any suggestions to Nathan because she knows he’ll be getting plenty of that from others. So instead, she and Amanda talk to him about how hot he looked (no, not temperature hot) during the competition. Then Jun offers to wash his underwear. I’m pretty sure this is grounds for charges of stalking.
Speaking of stalking, Dana says all the guys are getting cuter by the minute as we see various shots of them playing basketball and doing other things shirtless. The women seem to agree that Nathan is the house babe. Jun says she is playing the “I’m so hot for you” card. Meanwhile, Alison is watching Nathan in the shower (a towel is covering the glass door, but still). He glances over (his head is above the shower stall wall) and she looks away, as if she had really meant to study that spot on the wall. Oh, yeah, she fooled him!
Nathan and everybody else get their first look at the HOH room. He gets a CD, U2’s Joshua Tree, and he loves the robe. The ladies are already in his bed and he climbs in among them.
In other news, Erika says she feels like the mommy of the house. She’s the oldest and in a different stage than most of them. She says most of the house seems very much like a college frat house.
Several of the other women discuss her. Amanda wonders how Erika ever dated Robert, and Jun chimes in that Erika probably didn’t have “those hooters” at the time. Me-ow!
Scott tells Erika that Jun, David, and Nathan have an alliance within their Elite 8 alliance. For their part, Scott and Erika assure each other that they have an alliance “to the end.” But Nathan tells Jun that he doesn’t trust Erika and nobody else does either. She’s playing different games from the original plan. Robert unsurprisingly says she should go up first and he will make that clear to Nathan.
Next it’s time to focus on Michelle. She’s laying around in a bikini. And another. Etc. Nathan says she’s cute as a button, but Justin (and later Jun) say other girls are jealous. Erika snits that she has underwear older than Michelle. Um, that’s great. I just hope you left it at home. Justin thinks she’s fun to look at and she says being sexy could be part of her plan to win some votes (um, you don’t want votes). Jack says she’s kind of the mascot. Etc.
Now for some plotting! Alison visits Nathan in the HOH room while ominous music plays in the background. The only people she trusts are him, Dana, and Jun. She says she would vote however he wants, and they might try to ride this to the top. Once again they discuss how they don’t trust Erika. Alison says she likes Robert a helluvalot more than Erika – maybe there’s a way to switch them? Nathan says the same, but Erika wants Robert out. Alison wants Erika out. Robert, Dana, Justin, Jun, Michelle, and Amanda all want Erika out. She is conniving! Gasp! How horrible! Somebody conniving in a reality TV show! Nathan is really thinking about nominating her because so many people are threatened by her, all of them know she has to go.
Moving away from complaining about Erika, it’s time for a food competition. Each team has to pair up boy/girl, and they are told that exes playing together might have an advantage. Jun figures she’s just fine without Jee and grabs Jack as her partner, but several of the other exes do pair up. Within each pair, one person has to volunteer as the lifter and one the stander. Mostly the guys take lifter roles, but Dana and Jee figure that’s too obvious and so she takes the lifter role.
When they get outside, they are greeted with a big pile of potatoes. The standers go stand on boxes and all the pairs put on t-shirts with varying food groups written on them. Each team is playing to win food for the entire house. The lifter has to put the amount of potatoes into a barrel equivalent to the weight of their stander. If it’s within 25 pounds, the HouseGuests win that food group.1 2 3 Next-->
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