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Big Brother 4, August 26: Burn, Baby, Burn… Clothing Inferno!by C. Brian Devinney -- 08/27/2003
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Hey there… do you remember everything that’s happened on BB4 since last Thursday night? Good. I won’t have to go into a recap of the first five minutes of the show. I swear these BB4 recaps are starting to get more and more like the recaps at the start of For Love Or Money 2. Hmmm. Recaps wars going on between the rival shows perhaps.
Anyway… we’re at the point after Jee reveals that he took the bribe with pretty much everyone outside. Everyone thinks that Jee has done nothing more than put a target on his back which, let’s face it people, he had on his back since the day he walked in the door and the “original eight” decided that the five exes had to go first. The fact that he then teamed up in an alliance with two of the other exes only goes to show that they were out for self-preservation. As Head of Household, Jee did the smart thing in getting the veto because it guarantees that the people he puts up for nominations stay nominated. It would take a small act of Congress not to mention a few miracles in order to get them to change, right?
Well, after it was revealed that Jee took the bribe Jun took the opportunity to publicly upbraid him in front of the entire house. Now, would you deliberately piss off the Head of Household right before he has to make nominations? Is that really a smart move on your part, Ms. Jun? She tells him that he did nothing but make a target of himself for the following week and the weeks after.
Let me interject here for a minute because I feel that it’s necessary to remind Ms. Jun (not to mention everyone else in the house) about how the game is really played. There is this little thing you do on Wednesdays called the Head of Household competition. Now, I know Jee can’t compete this week, but something tells me that Robert can because 1) I can’t see Jee nominating him, 2) if Jack is still around after the eviction then something tells me he will choke again at the challenge, and 3) there are no guarantees in this game whatsoever. If Robert does win Head of Household next week, there are going to be some people in the house going, “Oh bleep.” See what I mean about not planning things too far in advance. Personally, just so I can be on record here. I’m pulling for Robert to win Head of Household, if for anything, to put Jun and Alison on the chopping block to watch them squirm.
But enough about me. This recap isn’t about me. Yet.
Jee finally takes Jun aside and asks her why she is being such a complete and total bitch to him. Jun comes up with this totally lame excuse that she was publicly defending him in front of the other HouseGuests. Yeah. That’s what you were doing. Telling him that he’s making himself a target is defending him? Yeah. I can see how that would be the case in the Crazy Mixed Up Backwards World you live in, Jun, but I’m not buying it. Pretty much she tells Jee that he was winning way too much and that taking HoH and POV in the same week is really making him a target.
Okay, let’s chat again… these fireside chats of ours are getting to be a lot of fun aren’t they? Everyone had an equal chance to win HoH last week and are we to blame Jack for the fact that he can’t roll a bocce ball? It was a skills competition and they all had equal opportunity to do their best and the fact that Jee happened to have the best throw only means that at that particular moment he was the best person up for the challenge. As for POV, well, it was simply the best move for him. He had no idea who else would take them up on the offer and what was presented to him was in fact the best offer for him. He didn’t really win POV as much as he took it before the others could agree to it.
Jee smartly considers nominating Jun since she really hasn’t been too much on his side as of late (as far as I’m concerned she hasn’t) and his alliance partner, Robert, would love to see her kicked out of the house as well… or at the very least to make her squirm just a bit. But it’s soon time for the nomination ceremony and if you read our spoiler page then you know what’s happened already but being the nice guy that I am, I’m going to tell you anyway.
We get the obligatory “pondering the photo wall” shot before Jee takes the keys off the wall and does his own version of chucking Justin under the chin… well the picture at least. In the HoH room, he marvels that there’s only three keys left and I have to really wonder if he’s realized that his alliance really doesn’t have the power this time around since he can’t vote and the only person in his alliance that can vote is Robert.
The box is brought out and Jee very forthrightly gets the ceremony rolling by pulling out the obvious key first – Robert’s. Rob grabs his key and pulls out Alison’s. Now, once again, fireside chat for us. Who else is shocked that Alison is still around? Show of hands. Okay. Put the hands down. Who here is not shocked. So we have 42,256,365 who are shocked and only 24 that aren’t. Hmmmmm. Well, shocked or not, Alison takes her key and reveals that Jun is the final person left in the clear. If you remember, Jee did this last time he was HoH by putting Jun as the final key. Erika and Jack, by process of elimination, are the nominees.1 2 3 Next-->
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