|Posted on Jul 14, 2011 11:30am|
â€œLet the weirdness begin,â€ Jeff says, after using the Veto to take Kevin off of the block and putting Russell up as the replacement nominee. â€œThis is perfect,â€ Kevin says, after being saved by Jeff. Kevin and his ally, Natalie, were able to make a deal with Jeff that ensured their safety for the week in return for keeping Jeff off of the block next week. Russell is pissed, and thinks that this move proves that no one can trust Jeff. â€œThey picked the wrong guy,â€ Russell says. In the recycle room, Kevin thanks Jordan for her role in saving him. Jordan says that she is worried that Russell is going to work him and Natalie all week. But Jordan should be worried about something elseâ€”Natalie and Kevin have no intention of keeping their word! â€œJordan doesnâ€™t know were planning on coming after Jeff next week if we win,â€ Natalie says in the diary room. Kevin and Natalie keep their cool in front of the other house guests but, when they steal away to the storage room, they break out into a happy dance over their good fortune. In the next HoH Competition, Jeff sits out while it becomes two against twoâ€”Kevin and Natalie versus Michele and Jordan. The playing field is even.
In the splish splash room, Michele cries as Russell hugs her and tells her that he hopes she wins the game. â€œSeriously I hope you win it,â€ he says. Michele admits that she doesnâ€™t like Russell 100 percent, but they have bonded a bit. Russellâ€™s nomination has left her feeling â€œhelpless and vulnerable.â€ Russell reveals that seeing Michele cry really got to him. â€œI felt like I let her down,â€ he says, explaining that he is furious at Jeff. â€œI think heâ€™s an idiot,â€ he spits.
Let the Fireworks Commence! Later, Russell broods outside on the patio. Eventually, Jeff makes his way out there and asks Russell if he wants to talk about it. Jeff informs Russell that this was a smart move, which Russell quietly acknowledges. Jeff understands that Russell is upset right now, but Russell starts to ratchet things up when he says that Jeff broke their final four deal. Jeff said that the deal was null and void when Russell made a final two deal with Michele. This gets them both going, with each of them making threats. After they argue back and forth, Jeff tells Russell that he is not scared of him. Meanwhile, the House busybody, Natalie, runs and gets Jordan so that she can see the fight. Jordan bursts into the yard and tells Russell that Russell is just pissed because he knows heâ€™s gone from the game and that this was a good move for Jeff to make. â€œSheâ€™s got to fight your battles?â€ Russell asks Jeff. â€œDoes she wear the pants too?â€ After another round of yelling, Jeff points out that Russellâ€™s explosion doesnâ€™t surprise him and that this has exposed Russellâ€™s true colors.
After things have calmed down, Russell and Kevin play pool. Russell knows that there are three votes to be had, and he probably has Micheleâ€™s. If he gets Kevinâ€™s vote, he could stay in the House. Russell is amazed that the guy he thought was useless holds the key to him staying in the game. Russell makes a convincing pitch, telling Kevin that he is strong enough to fight Jeff but is so hated that he would allow Kevin to win the juryâ€™s vote if they both made it to the final two. In the diary room, Kevin admits that he canâ€™t stand the guy, but keeping Russell may be some strong game play. â€œIf you never take a chance, youâ€™ll never win.â€ Russell tells him. So what will Kevin do?
Not Scared of Russell The next day, Russell works out alone in the yard. He decides to make a last stand to show the other house guests how badly they need Russell to stay in the House. Russell starts in on Jeff, but Jeff doesnâ€™t take the bait. Jordan, however, does. â€œYou hate that youâ€™re going to the jury house,â€ she yells, before running over to Russell and getting in his face. â€œIâ€™m not scared of you,â€ she screams, as she chest bumps him. Jordan walks away as Jeff urges her to calm down but Russell shouts after her that Jordan is a lap dog and a is fat! Jeff refuses to let Russell get the best of him and his allies, so he taunts Russell by telling him to take five minutes and, when he comes up with a good insult, he can fire it back to see if anyone laughs. Jeff finally gets irritated and decides to head inside before the temptation to bust Russell in the mouth becomes too much for him, which Russell uses as an opportunity. â€œYou are all a bunch of sheep too scared to say something,â€ Russell yells at the other house guests. â€œWhy donâ€™t you speak up?â€
Bitter, Party of Two Remember Jessie? Heâ€™s been chilling for a week in the jury house, where his main activities have been tanning, working out, and admiring himself. Since his exit from the game was so abrupt, he watches his goodbye messages from the other house guests on DVD. Jeff apologizes for using the Coup dâ€™etat, while Natalie calls him a friend. Lydia comes on screen and tells Jessie that she and Natalie have been talking, and she is now very mad at him. â€œWe are going to have lots to talk about, she warns. â€œNice unitard,â€ Jessie smirks. Jessie is puzzled by one thing; what about Chimaâ€™s goodbye?
Jessie knows that another house guest is on their way, and hopes it is Jeff. When Lydia walks through the door, she hugs him immediately before calling him a â€œjerk-a-pottamusâ€ and throwing playful punches. Jessie groans that this is going to be a long week as Lydia reveals that she wanted to punch and hug Jessie in equal amounts. Lydia then pops in a DVD to update Jessie on whatâ€™s been going on in the week since his eviction. Jessie is shocked to learn that Chima was booted from the BIG BROTHER game and enjoys watching the golf-themed HoH competition in which Lydia â€œwonâ€ her Captain Unitard costume. â€œIâ€™m happy I get a week with you,â€ Lydia says in her baby talk voice. â€œIâ€™d be happy too if I was you,â€ the always modest Jessie says.
Checking in with the House Host Julie Chen touches base with the house guests in the living room. Julie wants to know if Russell thinks itâ€™s been a weird week. He says that it was entertaining and fun, and that any weirdness is part of the game. Jordan says that itâ€™s been a stressful week and that sheâ€™s been especially mad at Russell. Julie wants to know if sheâ€™s ever been that mad before, and Jordan says that BIG BROTHER brings it out in her. â€œOnce a guy calls you fat, thatâ€™s it,â€ she says.
After a few more questions, Julie interviews Jeff one-on-one with Jeff in the HoH Suite. Jeff admits that Russell avoided eviction last week but, this week, he had to be dealt with. He also claims that it was an advantage to his own game to get Russell out, but he knows that thereâ€™s a bigger target on him now. Julie asks him how confident he is that Natalie and Kevin will keep their word. Jeff says that he has to rely on them now, but points out that he still controls his own game because he can compete for the weekâ€™s upcoming Veto. Julie then brings up the issue of his bickering with Jordan. â€œI want to get her focused for the final push,â€ he says. â€œSometimes I get frustrated when sheâ€™s not paying attention. I know I need to work on that.â€
The Next Jury Member In their final pleas before the vote, Natalie thanks everyone for the experience, while Russell explains that personal attacks are part of the game. With a unanimous vote, Russell is evicted from the BIG BROTHER house. A smiling Russell hugs or shakes hands with everyone, choosing to go out on a subdued note. Outside, Julie notes that he kept it classy. Russell admits that he wanted to play the game with a strategy that was reminiscent of past house guests Mike Boogie, Evel Dick and Dan. Julie asks if he is really like the Russell heâ€™s been in the game, and Russell replies that it was â€œA little bit of me, but a lot of flair.â€ When Russell says that he thinks heâ€™s out because Michele was doing some influencing, Julie wonders if heâ€™s mad at her. â€œNot at all,â€ he says. â€œItâ€™s all part of the game.â€ Russell says that he would have been loyal to his final four partners, and says that Michele would have been his final two choice because sheâ€™s a smarter competitor. And was it smart of Jeff to get rid of him? â€œAbsolutely,â€ Russell says. In his goodbye video, Jeff tells Russell that itâ€™s unlcassy the way he talks to women while Kevin appreciates the fact that he never threw punches his way. Natalie thinks that Russell was a man of his word, while Jordan says that she has never been so disrespected before and wonders what Russell would think if someone called his sisters fat. â€œI strongly dislike you with a passion,â€ she says.
The Sâ€™more, the Merrier In the back yard, the remaining house guests assemble for the HoH competition. Julie explains that this competition is called â€œThe Sâ€™more, the Merrier.â€ Jeff sits out as outgoing HoH. In the competition, Michele, Jordan, Kevin and Natalie must use an eight-ounce cup to fill up a 16-gallon vat with â€œhot chocolate.â€ They must run back and forth across a slippery walkway, putting enough hot chocolate into their vat so that a â€œmarshmallowâ€ floats to the top of the vat. The first player to get their marshmallow out wins HoH for the week. Who will become the next Head of Household? And how will the house guests react to an unexpected twist that is right behind a door in the HoH Suite? Find out Sunday, August 30 at 9pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!