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Big Brother 4, July 30: When Emotions Attack!by David Bloomberg -- 07/31/2003
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We being with our standard recap and I don’t pay much attention. Then I notice that the announcer mentions something about people “undermining Dana’s authority.” Oh please. She’s the Head of Household (HOH). That means she gets her own bedroom, some other perks, and makes the nomination. She’s not the freaking dictator. While I can see her yelling, “Respect my au-thor-a-tay!” that doesn’t mean the announcer has to sign on to it too.
Anyway, Julie Chen is here tonight, as she is every Wednesday. She says it’s Day 26 in the house and emotions have reached the boiling point. Well, yeah, I guess that’s true. But it’s been damned close to boiling for a while now. She says the Veto meeting angered many and that was only the beginning.
From there we see psycho Dana crying in the HOH room because she had to nominate David. Awww. Poor Dana. Dave feels the same way. In the room with her, he jokingly tells her to cut it out. Privately, he says he wanted to slap her – she put him up and created the situation.
He notes that she is playing the game emotionally. From here, we jump to almost everybody accusing almost everybody else of playing emotionally. David says Justin has been playing with emotion the entire time and is still here (er, it hasn’t been that long). Jack refers back to Dana and says her brains are in her panties and she’s playing it emotional. (A reference to her flirting with Justin.) He adds that she has “the sex appeal of a buzzard’s crotch.” Jeez, I hope Jack stays! He comes up with some of the most colorful and descriptive quotes of anybody.
Jack continues that all of ‘em are floating along on emotion. Back to Dave, who says the three stooges and the buzzard’s crotch (or “BC” – hey, it’s as good a nickname as any!) are so pissed off at Nathan that they want him out more than anything. Maybe they are willing to make a deal to keep David and get rid of Nathan. David says he is approaching them with such a deal – keep him around and he’ll help them get rid of Nate. He says he might not stick to his word, but hey.
Jack, meanwhile, says right now he wants some space to think about how got in this position and what do – it doesn’t fit his strategy (being nominated rarely does fit into anybody’s strategy). He says the atmosphere is so juvenile that it can be numbing.
Getting back to Dana and her emotions, Nathan says they got in the way of the original group having it made. At this point, I need to make a few comments. First, do I think Dana is a psycho? Yes. But did she make a good play? Probably. The fact is that members of the original alliance were lobbying to get rid of Dana. She might well have been on the block had she not won HOH. Then I doubt we’d hear Nathan complaining about wrecking the alliance. But because she made the first move and caught the alliance napping, Nathan is pissed. Well, and because she’s a psycho. And, frankly, Nathan is an idiot for saying the original group had it made. OK, so even if things went totally according to plan, that would have still left them with seven. Newsflash for Nathan: Only one person wins the game, not seven. So of course people have to think about what is best for themselves, not the overall group.
The one place where Dana really screwed up was in putting Jack up as a decoy. Even though he’s another member of that overall alliance, he was not a close ally of Alison. And people should know better by now. But Dana was indeed thinking with her emotions and just wanted Alison to go, period.
Getting back to the televised happenings, Dana’s emotions are once again the topic, with Jun also noting that Dana thinks that way. Jun tries to be rational, pointing out to BC and the stooges (I was going to say that would make a great name for a band, but upon further reflection, it really wouldn’t) that it’s a risk to keep Dave because he could easily go back on his word. Jack, on the other hand, doesn’t win physical competitions. Justin, however, thinks Dave should stay to help get rid of Nathan and Alison.
For Jack’s part, he tells us that when he was in the FBI, one of his skills was in being a negotiator. So as we hear cop-show type music in the background, we see him talking to various HouseGuests. People are still up in the air, he says. And, yes, Dana is so emotional.
Erika says it sucks to see her two favorite people – both of whom are in her alliance – on the block. She says Jack is like her dad in house. She didn’t have her dad around growing up, and this has been a great three weeks. Now she’s crying in the Diary Room. And the bedroom. And…
Julie checks back in with the HouseGuests. She notes that Nathan was the first to use the golden veto this summer (I would hasten to point out that he was the first person to ever use the golden veto, although the only person who had the opportunity last summer certainly should have!). Does he have any regrets? Nope, he’s happy with his decision. Julie presses him, not a single regret? No. OK, get over it, Julie!1 2 3 4 Next-->
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