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Big Brother 4, August 27: Jee Finally Losesby David Bloomberg -- 08/28/2003
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So, the big question this week is whether we will go back to seeing a full recap and then also seeing Julie Chen give us a full recap again, or if, like last week, they have learned that they don’t really need to do that. And the verdict is… She doesn’t! Hooray! I’d like to think that maybe some of the Big Brother production staff is reading these articles and relaying our complaints up the line. Hey, don’t deny me my fantasy, okay?
One notable part of the recap: Alison saying, “I am like The Plague.” I couldn’t have said it better myself, though I have to admit that I didn’t realize the Plague was a sexually-transmitted disease…
Julie takes the reins of the show and notes that tonight will be a live eviction vote. And then, when it’s done, they will remove another HouseGuest. OK, at first I was like, “What?! CBS just asked for an additional week, how can they take another person out? But then, a message board I frequent had a post that noted the wording on this when it was first mentioned Tuesday night was vague enough that it sounded like they would be taking somebody out for a special reward. (Thanks, Diogenes!) Bingo! It should have occurred to me sooner. We’ll see if that is correct.
Moving to the strategy, Julie tells us that Robert wants Erika out, but where does Alison’s allegiance really lie? (Answer: Herself.) Jee has been another power player this week, winning everything. This leads us to the usual round of PB&J whining. Erika wonders how she can be cute and scheming when she’s so weak. OK, so that was pretty amusing instead of the complaining we generally hear.
We also are reminded that Jee could invite a guest each day to have McDonald’s with him. Jack wasn’t mad at first but the more he thought about it, the more he realized that Jee had all the food he wanted anyway and also gets McDonald’s. He’s more of a target than ever. No, Jack, not you saying that too! You of all people should realize that you are all targets!
Moving on, we see Erika and Jack in the hottub. Erika says she has only seen her Dad like five times in 10 years. In the course of their discussion, Jack compliments the way she has been playing.
Erika notes that she only needs two votes to stay in the house. Alison is going to have to finally pick a side! Yeah, right. Alison can do like she always does and pick a side for this week. Nothing says she has to stay on that side.
As we heard Tuesday, Erika says she is campaigning for herself, not against Jack. It’s difficult for her fate to be in Alison’s hands – she’s a huge threat and wants to cover her own back. Alison says she tells Erika and Jun what they want to hear, and also Robert and Jee what they want to hear. Yeah, she says, she has to lie to survive. But does she need to also insult? Apparently so, as Alison badmouths Erika all over the place. Then privately she says you can’t be beautiful, smart, and sweet at the same time. Well, maybe you can’t, but some people are actually capable of not being total bitches all of the time. Erika says she can’t trust Alison with anything – in a room alone with her man, with her newborn son, nothing. Meanwhile, Jee says they need Alison. Erika talks about how much she hates Alison. Jack calls her “intolerable.”
Time for Julie to check in live. She shows the HouseGuests that they salvaged a piece of Jun’s fishnet top – maybe two inches square – from the fire. Jun doesn’t understand how anybody could have had complaints about her wardrobe – she thought everyone was a fan of Jun fashion!
On a somewhat more serious note, Julie points out that Jee’s supply of cigarettes ran out this week. How is it going? Jee says if he’s been rude, it’s nothing personal. He’s doing well. How is Robert holding up on PB&J? Not as bad as previous weeks but still bad. Julie notes that he seems to have forgiven Jee pretty quickly.
Now it’s time for the nominees to talk to the other nominee before one of them leaves. Jack says to Erika that their friendship and alliance were important, he enjoyed it all – strategy, the games they played, and the fun they had. If she leaves, he’ll miss her a lot particularly since it’s because he made the mistake in the HOH competition. Erika tells Jack he’s been a great friend to her, she had a blast playing (and not doing well) in competitions. He’s like a father to her and she learned a lot from him.
The next segment is one I’ve wanted to see for a while now – what does Alison’s “boyfriend” Donny think of the way she was acting?
Before we cut to Donny, we see some clips of Alison whining about him. Then we see him at football camp for the University of Bloomsburg (no relation to me). He says that she’ll have some explaining to do when get home. Ya think?! His teammates tease him constantly. Good for them!
Alison’s parents say he’s not handling it well. He’s two years younger and immature. You’ve got to be kidding me. He sees his “girlfriend” making out with every guy in sight on national television, and he is the one with the maturity problem? Give me a break!
We see some of Alison’s actions along the way. Donny says she destroyed his feelings. She is the most deceptive person in entire world. Sometimes he can’t stand the sight of her on TV, sometimes she makes him furious. For example, making out with David shortly before he left was pathetic. It was simply not acceptable. I agree – it also provides a big hole in her argument that she was doing it all for strategy. Since David was leaving, and would not be part of the jury, there was no way strategy had any part in it.1 2 3 Next-->
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