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Big Brother 4, August 20: The Two Stoogesby David Bloomberg -- 08/21/2003
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OK, just because CBS makes me watch the recap of what has happened doesn’t mean I’m going to make you read through it too. If you missed anything, there are plenty of articles on this site for you to use in catching up. So let’s just skip to the new stuff. However, I should note that CBS apparently listened to me because at least they didn’t have Julie Chen re-recap exactly the same stuff mere seconds later!
Julie does say this week brought lots of firsts: Erika won her first major competition, Justin and Robert are both on the block for their first time, Jun won her first veto competition. She forgets that Erika is the first person to nominate her ex.
We see some clips about alliances. Jee says alliances are very important. You want to believe what the person says and know they have your back. Jun says the Three Stooges alliance is obviously strong. But she notes that secret alliances help you a lot more than making them blatantly obvious to everyone. Bingo. Think Danielle and Jason from last season as opposed to the various other alliances we saw. To emphasize this point, we see Jun and Alison – the newest secret alliance – chatting. Then we see Jun and Jee, another secret alliance. Then Jun and Jack. Then Jack and Jee. Okay, okay, we get it! Jun appears to be playing all sides. But meanwhile, Jack has been trying for a while to pry Jee away from the other two amigos.
Justin talks about Alison being a floater – she will do whatever she needs to benefit herself. To support this, we see her climb into bed with him and play around a bit. Alison says she can trust Justin and they never lie to each other; cut to Justin saying he knows she’s lied to him. Heh. Anyway, she wants him to stay because it’s easier for her.
In other alliance news, Erika says her alliance with Jack is still really strong and they will probably really be targeted because of it. That said, if Robert stays, she wants him to consider having an alliance with her. She recognizes that alliances are important to get to a certain point and then you have to break ‘em. Erika tells Robert that if he and Jee go up, she’ll work to get Jee out; if she and Jack go up, Robert should get Jack out. That way they both stick around and can team up. However, this has not gone unnoticed. Alison says that Robert and Erika are suddenly best friends. Alison and Jun talk about possibly voting out Robert now so they break up whatever Erika/Robert thing is going on. Oooh, evil.
Time to check in on the HouseGuests. First person to be targeted by Julie Chen’s razor-sharp wit is Jack. She notes that during his time in the FBI, one would assume he developed excellent powers of observation. So what happened at the last Veto competition?! He says he wanted to get a time the same as the year he was born, 1849. Heh. She pushes for a real answer, but he isn’t going to give her one. Instead, he continues with the “old” jokes and says he pulled out his hearing aid and had trouble seeing.
Moving on, Julie asks Robert how he managed to eat the fish eyeballs during the food challenge and if they tasted like chicken. No, he says, they were disgusting.
Alison is next. Given that her ex is on the chopping block, Julie says now would be good time to reflect. Is there anything Alison learned about him here that she didn’t know before coming into house? No. He is probably one of most wonderful people outside house and he has proven that he is inside too. Awww. I’m sure Alison’s (almost certainly now ex-) boyfriend is just thrilled to hear that.
What would Erika like to say to her ex in case she leaves tonight? Erika is really glad they mended fences. There was a lot of tension and it feels good to lighten the load. He nods and says him too.
Julie says that Jee was the last hope for the dream team (in the HOH challenge) and now his friends are on the chopping block. What does he want to say to them? Jee says it’s a very difficult moment for him, losing a teammate and a friend. He thanks them for loyalty and honesty and watching his back. If it wasn’t for them, he’d have had a really hard time and he enjoyed his time in the house because of them. All of them will remain friends outside the house and he’s looking forward to that.
Cutting away from the live discussions, it’s time for us to see Jack vote. Wait. What happened to the live vote? They did it once and now they decided that was enough? Weird.
Anyway, Jack says it was not a difficult decision for which of the three amigos should go. Justin is the most focused, competitive, determined player in house. As leader of the exes, he did a superb job in keeping them together. He votes to evict Justin.
Next up, we are taken outside the house and told about the other ex in Rob’s life and the young lady who has already claimed his heart. Of course, the latter is Elena, his seven-year-old daughter. We see her watching him on TV and she notes that he’s being much funnier there than he is at home. Heh.
The ex in question is Natasha, to whom he was briefly married. They remain close friends and take equal responsibility in raising Elena. She says they didn’t work out because he’s a frat boy. As far as his womanizing goes, he really knows how to talk to a woman. And his salsa dancing – well, that’s how he got her! She doesn’t foresee him settling down any time soon – he’ll be a womanizer til the day he dies. As she says this, we see Robert saying he doesn’t want to come home to the same woman night after night – he wants a different woman every night.1 2 3 Next-->
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