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Big Brother 4, August 23: The Lone Gunmanby David Bloomberg -- 08/24/2003
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Recap recap recap. Expect the unexpected. Blah blah blah.
As a result of Justin being voted out, we get the usual commentary from everybody else. Rob is sad he left but happy to be here. It’s on! (Ack! Nobody else on Big Brother should ever be allowed to use those words again.) Jack says Justin is a great guy but he had to go, and Jack further points out he has said that from the beginning.
Alison says she voted to evict Justin because she figured she would go along with the rest of the house and buy herself another week. Rob says it hurt to see him leave. Jun says she was able to take a big step closer to the half million dollars. Alison says he was her security blanket. Having him walk out kind of scared her. But Jun says Alison is definitely a “wack-job.” Her tears were like all the other tears – insincere. They probably come from some little tube attached to her eye that she controls remotely. Heh.
Jee reflects that it was tough to have to choose one over the other. But Erika says it was the biggest alliance in the house and she had to break it up. Jack tells her that he told Justin he didn’t take any personal comfort in his leaving. He was the toughest competitor of all four BB houses. He says they both regretted that circumstances put them on opposite sides.
Moving on to the HOH competition, Erika wanted Jack to win, but she knew he hadn’t been doing well at, um, any of them. And that streak continued. Jack says he was sick at heart – he choked. (AGAIN!)
Robert says Jee won and they’re not looking back now. He keeps repeating that he’s “so happy for you.” Baloney. He’s happy for himself!
Erika says Jee is a huge threat. He’s won two HOHs and there is a possibility that anybody in the house could go up. (Yeah, right.) Jack figures he’ll go, but the others say you never know. (Yeah, right – again.)
It’s the usual march to the HOH room, where Jee gets knick-knacks and photos from his girlfriend, Carmen. Also, a little glass heart from her. Awwww. It means so much to him. Yadda yadda yadda. He gets a Richard Marx CD so he can listen to some love songs. I remember when Richard Marx came out with his first CD, lo those many years ago when I was in college – I saw him in concert when he opened for REO Speedwagon (I think that’s who he was opening for). Hell, I didn’t realize he was even still putting out CDs.
Later, out in the yard, Alison is crying to Erika that it couldn’t get any worse – it’s the worst possible scenario – they’ll probably put her up. Naw, Erika says not to worry, they will put herself and Jack up. Alison still worries about the twist. She’s so nervous. Oh please. She continues that she thinks Jee and Jack have been close, so Jee will come after her. Why? “Because I’m a huge threat,” Alison says, hurriedly adding, “Not that you’re not.” Ego, thy name is Alison.
Jee is worried about the twist, as it may change the targets he’s going after. Erika, on the other hand, is kind of excited. Well, sure, it’s not like it can be any worse for her! Jack says he doesn’t have a clue. He must think it’s part of a challenge to come up with what it might be if he’s that clueless.
Alison says she wants Erika in the final three with herself and Jun. I’m not sure why, since Erika is more likeable than either of the other two and would likely easily win over either of them, but whatever.
Erika asks Robert if she and Jack are going up. Robert confirms that Jack is gone and then Erika will join with Robert. But she is not to tell anybody. Cut to Jack and Robert in the kitchen, where Robert tells Jack not to worry, they have plans. But he is not to tell anybody. Hmmm.
Jack doesn’t trust Robert. Can’t imagine why.
Jee says to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. This is quickly becoming a phrase that should be banned (along with “It’s on!”) from reality contestant usage. The enemy in question this time is Alison, who is pleading with him that he shouldn’t think she’s playing both sides, because she’s not. Uh huh. Apparently, she thinks Jee has the word “moron” tattooed across his forehead. She repeats about a hundred times that she is not now and never has been on the other side. Methinks she doth protest too much. Jeethinks it as well, saying privately that he has never trusted her and if all goes well, she will be the “next target.” (Note he doesn’t say she’ll be the target this time. I suspect this quote was taken out of context to make us think Jee would be nominating her.)
More on Alison as Jun repeats that she’s a wack-job. Jack thinks the entire house wants Alison out. Jun claims she will try to get Jee to nominate her. Of course, since Jun has a secret alliance with Alison, I rather doubt that is true, but Jack and Erika don’t know that.
Oh, now it’s time for a wonderful segment on Robert’s “tics.” Jun says he wiggles his nose, touch it, move it, scratch, etc. Erika says he’s a very nervous person. Jack says his eyes dart, hands move. Robert admits he has a lot of these habits, playing with his face, touching his ears, etc. He can’t just sit still ever. Jack says it shouts of lack of self-confidence. Robert says the game gets him nervous – at any time, things can backfire and you’re gone.
And from there, we move to the John F. Kennedy assassination. Oookay. Jack says the FBI has a reading room devoted solely to the assassination. Jack says they have never found any evidence to indicate that there was more than just Oswald – which is not to say they will never find such evidence, but it’s not there now. A very scientific explanation by Jack! Erika notes that it’s likely that if there were such evidence, it’s highly likely that it would have come out by now. Jack agrees. Jack goes through and explains the various misconceptions people have, like how could Oswald have gotten off his shots so quickly, where they hit, etc. Rob says he knows that Jack has really done his homework and so he’s convinced. (If only it were so easy to convince the real conspiracy-mongers using the simple facts and evidence!)1 2 3 Next-->
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