Big Brother 4, July 25 Live Feed Highlights: Veto Competition May Change Everythingby Sting7, with David Bloomberg -- 07/26/2003
Friday morning, itís wakey-wakey as Big Brother says it's time to get up for the day. No one exactly springs to their feet! Jack and Erika have their traditional post wake-up chat. Jack says he realizes that Dana spent for more time with the Exes than with the 7, no wonder she sided with them. Erika says it's all about Justin. Dana is wildly attracted to him and she wouldn't turn on Justin no matter what. Jack notes that everyone figures sitting to next to Dana in the finals equals a win (uh oh, thatís what everybody thought about Will in BB2). And why were they thinking of keeping Jee? Enough negative talk, says Erika. Jack says he knows what needs to happen. They just have to do it. He's just critiquing himself. Erika said Dana wasn't going to put up Justin, ever. She was not changing her mind, take it from a woman. Dave joins the conversation.
Jack says he and Dave had a discussion with Nate/Ali. Jack says Ali isn't falling apart over the nomination like Michelle was. She's still thinking. They too see the need to get rid of Justin.
Or do they? Jun says to Nate/Ali that the plan with Team Exes is to go after Dave next, not Nate. Oh, here comes Dana. Shhh! Dana explains the rules for the Power of Veto contest. They all grab colored, numbered balls. They have to say their name and the number of the ball they drew:
We don't get to see it, but Nathan wins! Alison is VERY pleased. He had told her earlier that if he won, he would take her off the block. Jun appears to have been wounded in battle as she looks like she has a black eye and is putting ice on it. Alison may have hurt her thigh also. Tough challenge!
Apparently, Jun told Jack that the Exes will put up Dave if Nathan pulls Alison (at some point, Dana mentioned this and called Dave the brains of the operation). And, Jack tells Dave. Dave tells Erika/Jack that he found out Nate was meant to be put up if the veto saved Jack or Alison, but Nate won it. Jack says that Dana is doing Justin's bidding. He doesn't even have to win HOH to be HOH. Erika notes that Justin and Dana were talking and Dana was obviously sent out to talk to Erika. If they are that transparent, maybe Justin isn't as formidable as they thought.
Jack laments that if you play the competitions and win, you are supposedly a target, but when you don't win anything, you get nominated! (Seems sort of backwards, doesn't it?) They talk about Huey, Duey, and Louie (Jee/Justin/Robert Ė aka HDL) always seeming to slip up when they get overconfident. Jack says Jee is still shocked over Michelle. He's extremely gun-shy anymore. Jack feels bad about losing Alison. Erika says her naked hatred of Dana was her downfall, but she's young (counting chickens, ain't ya?). Jack says Alison is smart and emotionally tough. She just showed her hand a little. Jack really wants to win a competition. Erika tells him he will eventually. Jack was really banking on winning the POV competition (Jack seems like the type who hates having his destiny in someone else's hands).
Nate announces his impending death has been postponed. He has meat again and he already feels stronger!
Jack and Erika discuss possible nominations. They are thinking that if one of them wins HOH next week, they can put up Jun and Justin (not the pawn thing again!). That would shake up both groups. In come Ali and Dave. Jack says they are discussing nominations. Ali suggests Jun/Justin (heh!). Jack says if no one takes off Justin, then he goes, but if he gets saved, then Dana goes up. Alison wonders if Dana has started throwing competitions (has she said something?). Jack says he's been working all day on combinations.
Alison speculates that one of the competitions will eventually involve remembering the other competitions. Remember the color of the parachutes and so on. (The shirts used by the top four in the POV were snagged by Big Brother, then mysteriously returned. This is why they are betting HOH competition will have to do colors and numbers.) Jack tells Alison she is good with numbers in the competitions. She's a good player. Erika adds it's really pissing her off! (Hee!) Alison says she doesn't want to leave, but she can rest knowing Dana won't win. Jack says he tried to sway Dana with that argument, but it didn't work.
Robert insists the game has turned in their favor, but they need HOH next week. Dana says they are due.
Nate tells Alison that HDL have been hounding him to see if he will use POV. He's leaning towards using it. But, he says it's a no-win situation. He's considering telling Jack "it's for the best," he thinks he'll understand. He also thinks Erika would want Ali to stay.
Ali tells Nathan that the plan is Jun/Justin next week. Nate says he's not sure how he feels about that. The pawns keep leaving (finally, someone realizes that!). Ali blames Jack for the idea (didn't she suggest this too?). In comes Erika. She really needs him to win HOH. Nate counters, she could win HOH too. Erika doesn't think she can. She doesn't even think about it. Nate says he doesn't like he Jun/Justin plan. It should be Dana/Justin (makes more sense, says Sting, and David B. heartily agrees). Erika says they have the votes to ensure Justin goes and Jun is safe (pending POV of course). Nate wants to talk to Jack. Erika says the division is on the table now and the house is more tense than ever. Nate says he has their backs. Alison says thanks for including me. She must think she is a goner. Nate speculates if Ali wins HOH... Alison corrects him. She won't be there. Where is Dave?
In the HOH. Erika says Dave has been depressed all day. He's bored. She says she yelled at him for focusing all his energy on getting Justin. Enjoy the time.
Dave leads an exercise class, after a back rub from Dana. Robert reports to HDL and Associates that he hasn't heard anything about the other side. Dana says Erika told her their hands are tied. Alison yells something about, "evil will devise a plan, but they will triumph over it!" Jun rolls her eyes. Alison has been reading the Bible with Nathan, and Jun tells Dana and Jee the portion is about how evil people will band together and that good has to stay strong to overcome.
Dana says she told Alison that she wasn't nominating on alliances, and they hated each other, and why wouldn't she nominate someone she hated? (Oh, I don't know, strategy maybe? Keeping your word? Stuff like that?) There was an alliance, yeah, but it was more of an understanding. (That's convenient.) HDL laughs at the silliness of that kind of alliance. Dana says she told Erika they could not tell her who she could and could not be friends with. Robert slyly starts reminding Dana of her shadier moments. She is being tested and she doesn't even know it!
Jee tells Dana she nominated smartly (which definitely cements that it was dumb). Dana accuses the 7 of talking smack about Robert and Justin. Nate kept telling her to stick to the numbers. Dana says the boys needed her more than the 7. She says Jack kept saying Justin is a threat, Justin is a threat. (She's just purging, isn't she?) Erika talks about how Robert could talk his way out of things. The reason that Justin and Robert are still there is that they worked a deal with Nate, Dana tells the boys. Scott made Amanda seem like the biggest threat in the house. She says the 7 talked about how they wanted Erika to be put on the block week two (lie) then they balk. The 7 come outside and conversation stops.
Later, Dana and Alison are in the HOH room. Dana says she doesn't hate her and Alison says the same. Alison is upset because Dana told her that she wasn't going to put her up and she did.
Robert and Jee in the hot tub. Rob is worried that if he gets sequestered, he still may not get to talk to his daughter (remember that we saw him crying in Friday nightís episode because he was thinking of her and missed her). Out comes... Erika? In the hot tub? She talks of boredom and her dogs. Erika says Alison may not be going after all, but she will miss her if she goes. What does that mean?
Alison and Nathan talk about the Veto meeting, going so far as to discuss what each will say. Alison says she might pretend she really doesnít want the Veto when he offers it up, and then, of course, accept it. Also, Alison has figured out that Jee and Jun have a secret alliance, but when she tries to tell Nathan about it, he blows her off and says it canít be. But Alison has picked up on the little things.
Dana says if HDL do not win the next HOH, she and Justin are going up for sure (how does she know that??). Dana also says that her note from her friend to "stay cool" meant to stay with the guys. It was a message. (What??) Dana also says she tried to turn Nate, but he wouldn't budge. She calls him a pussy (classy). Nathan thinks Justin is too much of a threat. Justin says that they all must have gotten an earful from Alison in the beginning.
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