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Big Brother 4, August 19: Look, Robert is Human!by C. Brian Devinney -- 08/20/2003
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Greetings all… first, just a quick word to those of you who sent emails during the blackouts to make sure everyone here was OK - they were truly appreciated. It took two days to get home, but my loft bed never felt better.
But on to the show!
Sigh… these mega long recaps at the top of the show are really getting to me. You know it’s bad when the announcer starts off with, “Previously on Big Brother, Karen, Brittany, Josh, George, Will, Cassandra, Jordan, Curtis, Eddie, and Jamie entered the Big Brother house…” We’re going WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back. Ya know… whatever happened to these people? I know George helped with banners for Big Brother 2 and Josh has his own production stuff coming out and Will is running for political office. But what about the rest of them? Instead of giving us recaps of things we really don’t want to see, I’d rather learn if Brittany’s hair color still morphs as much as it did when was on the show, if Jordan is still pole dancing, and if Karen is much happier since she left her husband after the show. It’s been three years, people. Don’t you think we deserve to see what happened to them?
Actually, we start off as usual with Nathan leaving and our lovely people being enshrined in cages with Robert leaving followed shortly by Jun who decided to announce that she’s safe causing the other two Stooges to really doubt their own place in the house since three of the four people left in the cages would love to see them on the chopping block. Sure enough, we get Erika’s crowning as Head of Household and the nominations of Robert and Justin to go on the chopping block for potential eviction. First, before I go any further, let me compliment Erika for being smart enough to realize that if she wanted one of the Three Stooges to go, she had to nominate two of them. Thank God she realized the decoy ploy was a dud.
Erika, after finishing out her nominations, ran off to the Desert Room to get all emotional when we’ve normally seen them run off to the Head of Household Room. She seems to just feel more comfortable in the Desert Room. For the record, if I am ever on Big Brother and I get Head of Household, I want to have either Claire Martin’s Old Boyfriends or Diana Krall’s Live from Paris CD with me. If I really, really, really wanted to be evil, I would ask for the complete box set of Ella Fitzgerald singing the songs of George and Ira Gershwin because it’s only three CDs and it would keep me nice and calm. I loves me jazz divas. And, if for any reason you’re inclined to buy me the Ella Fitzgerald box set, well… I’ll probably worship the ground you walk on.
Anyway, Robert and Justin are seemingly taking their nominations rather well and it’s rather shocking. We’ve had people who were sure they were going to be nominated get all worked up and in a tizzy over their nominations. Remember Chiara’s reaction to being nominated by Amy when she KNEW she was most likely going to be nominated by Amy? That woman wasn’t exactly a Stable Mabel there. She went freaking nuts. I know it’s not a great thing to have happen to you, but you could handle it with some grace and dignity.
Meanwhile, Jack is comforting Erika and telling her that she had to do what she had to do in order to stay in the game. Alison somehow manages to track these two down because she has a nose for being where she shouldn’t at the most inopportune moments. Erika is still broken up about having to make the nominations, which is kinda funny considering that the two men are somewhat calm about the whole thing. Yeah, they may be mad, but for the most part they are taking it as just part of the game. Speaking of which, Erika says that she’s playing the game strategically and not emotionally. Of course, this goes back to what I have said about her nominating two out of the three Stooges for this eviction round – it guarantees that one of them will go and only leave two. If she were playing emotionally, she would have put up a decoy - and we all know about the decoy.
Jun heads outside to talk to Robert and Justin just so she can make it clear to everyone that she’s riding both sides of the fence as hard as she can but she had this deal she made and she’s just living by the deal. Robert says it’s OK with him since surviving in the house is just part of the game, while Justin makes some comment about waiting until her urine dried up (which I know is a reference to her ability to go to the bathroom while in the cage during the Head of Household competition, but for some reason I’m not getting what other implications are in that statement). To her face, they are both somewhat nice; however, behind her back, Robert is livid and pissed and calls Jun the “S” word – scumbag. If he survives the next vote, then she is at the top of his hit list. And she thought flitting and floating from group to group to keep herself in the house would work. Well, babycakes, you’re not Rob from Survivor: The Amazon - when one person has all the power, you’d better learn to kiss ass really fast.1 2 3 Next-->
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