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Big Brother 4: Twist and Nomination Results – Was the Right Move Made?by David Bloomberg -- 08/22/2003
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While all the details are not yet in because the live feeds went to Front of the House (FOTH) during the discussion of the twist, it now seems that Jee apparently made a deal that resulted in him winning the Veto while everybody else has to eat PB&J for the entire week. It was some sort of combination Veto/Food competition.
From discussions on live feeds since the twist occurred, it seems that everybody was offered a deal, much like one made for money last year. But nobody seems to have taken the deal except Jee – or at least he took it more quickly or without as much incentive. That part is not clear.
What is clear is that many people in the house were furious with Jee. Even Rob, his alliance partner – who should have been ecstatic that they didn’t have to worry about one of the nominees-to-be getting the Power of Veto – was bitching and moaning about having to eat PB&J (we’ve seen him complain about that over and over again on the show itself, so this is no surprise).
So the question becomes: Did Jee do the right thing?
My answer? Absolutely!
After the twist/competition, some people were ranting and raving that Jee made himself a target. Why? Because of the PB&J? Please. Jee was already an eventual target for Jack and Erika, and should be a target for everybody else because he is one of the most likeable remaining HouseGuests – someone that nobody else should want to go up against in the final two. So that argument is instantly invalidated.
Instead, let’s look at the outcome. We have the first HOH since Big Brother 2 (before the Veto was introduced) who can absolutely guarantee that his nominations will stay put. Sure, the Veto hasn’t been used often, but the threat was always there if the wrong person one – even more so this season since all Vetos are Golden Vetos and can be used even by a nominee on him/herself. So by making sure he possessed the Power of Veto before even making his nominations, Jee didn’t have to worry about decoys or backup plans or any of that. He could nominate those he wanted to go and know that one of them would definitely be leaving.
That’s exactly what he did as Jack and Erika went onto the block. It would seem logical that now is finally Jack’s turn to leave, as he is likeable and smart – though his competition skills leave something to be desired! (For the record, I don’t think he’s throwing competitions. I just think he isn’t terribly good at them.)
This may seem at odds with what we reported in the August 21 Live Feed Highlights, but things change – quickly. Now it seems that the three remaining women have banded together (of course, Jun and Alison already had a secret alliance) and plan to convince Jee and Robert to help evict Jack after the official Veto meeting has taken place (apparently there will still be one). They are going to lay low until that point to make sure Jee doesn’t change his mind and decide to break up the newly-formed female alliance. Really, Jun and Alison don’t need to convince anybody if they don’t want to, as they hold the majority votes now.
In any event, Jee will get rid of one of the people who was targeting him. Whether Jack or Erika goes, he is getting rid of an intelligent and popular opponent as they head towards the endgame. Robert has come around and doesn’t seem to be complaining as much about the PB&J (he’s switched to complaining about Jun). Jun has apologized for blasting Jee regarding his decision to accept the deal.
So things are settling down, and Jee is firm in his knowledge that somebody he wants gone will be gone on Wednesday. As I said before, was it worth making everybody eat PB&J for a week? Absolutely! It was a great strategic move on Jee’s part and will definitely have an impact on how the game plays out.
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David Bloomberg is the Editor of RealityNewsOnline and can be reached at RNO@pobox.com.
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