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Big Brother 4, September 3: Alliance of Mistrustby David Bloomberg -- 09/04/2003
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We’ll skip right past the recap and directly to Julie Chen, who tells us that it’s a battle of the sexes as the remaining three women take on the last two men. She tells us that the fate of the Big Brother house lies in Alison’s hands – will she use the Veto on herself, or is she so confident (stupid) that she will let the house vote? C’mon, Julie, this isn’t Marcellas we’re talking about. Nobody else is that stupid! Big Brother 4 will hold its first live Veto meeting and Julie tells us that anything can happen. Sure it can. We already know the outcome, Julie. Tonight is just a chance to make it official.
Jun talks about how she took the power away from Alison by nominating her and therefore controlling both nominations and Veto. We finally get to see the clip of Jun telling Alison ahead of time that she was going to do it (I guess the editors wanted it to be a surprise yesterday), immediately followed by Rob telling Jee that he doesn’t think Alison saw it coming. He says if it was planned, that means they’re still together. Brilliant deduction, Watson! Jee assures Rob that it’s not like they’re even a tight alliance. Meanwhile, that not-a-tight-alliance makes fun of the men and Erika even does a little happy dance. Heh.
Jee and Rob talk about how much they don’t like Alison. Jee doesn’t respect the type of game she’s playing (respect it or not, she’ll still be here after tonight, and I’m betting you won’t). The guys both say there is lots of luck involved in her being there. OK, guys, whatever lets you sleep at night.
Privately, Rob tells us that he is sure he can manipulate the three women if Jee leaves tonight, leaving Rob as the last guy with three women. As an example of his brilliant abilities to manipulate, we see him follow Erika into the bedroom and ask if, when this is all over, they can go out. She says, “On a date?!” He backs down a bit and says hanging out, but then asks well, what if it was a date? The face she makes in the Diary Room is priceless. But to him, she says she’ll have to think about it. As she later tells us privately, she doesn’t want to upset him for strategic reasons. But, come on!
Moving on to the other ex-couple, Jun talks about how she has Jee’s fate in her hands. He pleads with her and says that he won’t come after her if he stays. Privately, he says they still have a secret alliance. Privately, she says the alliance is gone. Heh.
Switching duos again, Erika says that aligning with Alison is the smartest move at the moment. Alison says that she wants Erika out! Heh again. Erika hasn’t annoyed the jury members, so Alison realizes that Erika would probably win a final two vote.
Hey, look – more of Jee and Rob bitching to each other about Alison! You just can’t get enough of that. Rob says he hates her and wants her out, but he also recognizes that he needs to be up against her in the end to win. Life’s rough, Rob. Rob once again assures Jee and himself that the women don’t have an alliance, they’re just a bunch of @$$#oles hanging out together. Nice.
Alison talks to us about how last year at this time, Marcellas had the power to veto himself and was on the block, but didn’t use it. He was voted out. (And immediately inducted into the Reality TV Hall of Shame, though for some reason Alison doesn’t mention that part.) If she uses the Veto on herself, one option for Jun would be to put up Rob. Alison says she wants to be in the final two against Rob, so she obviously doesn’t want to see him voted out. So she’s thinking she might surprise everybody. Oh my.
Time to go live! Julie tells Jun that she looked great at the MTV awards last week. What was the most memorable moment? Having privacy in her own bedroom and bathroom to do as she wished when she wished. Alison, if the limo was waiting for you and you could have gone anywhere you wanted, where would you have chosen? She says she probably would have gone home to see her “boyfriend”’s first football game of the season. Oh please.
Robert, how will you deal with being the last man in the house if Jee leaves? Rob lies through his teeth and says he’ll be a lucky guy to be with the three women. Julie asks if it’s because of the company he’ll have or because he’s made it that far in the game. He says the game. Julie presses on and asks what that says about the company. He hesitates and says he’s just looking forward to ending the game soon.
Is Erika surprised that the tables have turned and the women now outnumber the men? No, because it was a strong and smart group of women. Jee, this week was not only your birthday, but also your anniversary with Carmen – do you have anything to say to her? He says he can’t wait to see her, blah blah blah.
The next segment is introduced by Julie, saying that almost everyone plays fast and loose with the facts in this game. Could Robert be one of them? Is the Pope Catholic? We see a number of clips of Rob saying he knows actors and other famous and well-connected people. Erika thinks he’s a great liar, but he gets called out – he’s a “lying, cheating, son of a bitch. He’s a conman.” For example, we see him talking about how he’s a restaurant manager with great connections, but Erika points out that he got fired and doesn’t work there anymore. She doesn’t know if anything that comes out of his mouth is true, but Jee seems to be falling for it hook, line, and sinker. In the Diary Room, he talks about some of the people he knows, like Cameron Diaz and Barry Drewmore. Um. Who?1 2 3 Next-->
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