Big Brother

Season 3 Episode 25

BB# Ep #25

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 04, 2002 on CBS
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PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT AMY With Marcellas's harsh words still ringing in her ears, Amy mumbles to Roddy that she understands being nominated, but wonders why the speech had to be so cruel. Marcellas says later that he considered his words to her an "intervention" of sorts, but Roddy thought it was "unnecessary and flat-out selfish" to hurt someone like that. Amy stays at the table, staring into space while Marcellas confirms to Danielle that he still wants Roddy to be the one to go. Inside, Lisa comforts Amy, who says she expected to be nominated but didn't expect the speech Marcellas made at her expense. Roddy confronts Marcellas about the motivations behind his being nominated. Marcellas responds that it was the will of the House. Roddy asks Danielle, who is sitting nearby, if she felt that way. Danielle says yes, and Roddy asks her why she never came to him with her problems. More to the point, he reminds her that when he asked her if she had any trouble with him, she said no. Marcellas explains again that Roddy might not have done anything wrong himself, but that he was guilty by association, based on the HouseGuests he was closest to. Roddy doesn't accept that explanation and replies, "You talk about a nest of vipers; this makes you the king jackal." Marcellas goes inside, followed by Roddy, leaving Danielle behind. Amy approaches Danielle, who encourages her to talk to Marcellas. Amy goes into the HoH room with Marcellas and clears the air between them. Marcellas tells her that it makes people question her when they see her with Roddy, since nobody trusts him. Amy replies that she understands this nomination wasn't strategic, but was done for her well-being. Later Marcellas says that every time something bad happens to her, Amy has an epiphany about herself, and each time he wants to believe it's real. He adds that when she's just herself and not any of the characters she plays, the real Amy is "amazing." THE TWO SIDES OF RODDY After making up with Amy, Marcellas talks to Danielle about Roddy, the other nominee. Marcellas says that Roddy acts like his hands are clean, but he has other people do his dirty work for him. He adds that he decided to nominate both Amy and Roddy together because the House had bad feelings towards them both and now the House can decide whom to keep. Still, Marcellas is quick to admit that since Chiara left, Roddy has been "lighter and funnier." They also say he's been more "accessible" because Chiara used to "spirit him away" when anyone else was talking to him. Danielle says Roddy has two personalities: Lucifer, the beautiful angel who makes everybody laugh, and Satan, the fallen angel who looks out only for himself. Roddy approaches Marcellas on the basketball court and casually reminds him of their hot tub promise to stick together. Marcellas repeats that he nominated Roddy because it was the will of the House. He adds that he wasn't sure that their deal was cemented and he felt the need to distance himself from someone the House wanted out so badly. Later, Roddy approaches Danielle in hopes of making a deal, but she is wary and doesn't go for it. SINS OF THE PAST With Roddy and Amy nominated, thoughts turn to the Power of Veto Competition. Danielle and Jason become terrified when Amy reminds them that in the Week Two PoV Competition she promised Roddy she'd take him off the block if she had the power. Amy tells Danielle that if she wins, she'll have to take him off, and she won't consider throwing the event. Danielle tells Marcellas this development in the bathroom. They both agree that Roddy is the "luckiest mother on Earth." Jason is stunned, but says he plans on doing what he can to ensure that either he or Danielle win the Competition, taking the dilemma off Amy's hands. VETO COMPETITION As the Competition draws near, Roddy talks to Amy, reminding her of the promise. Amy mentions to Roddy that if she wins and takes him down, she wants an assurance that Roddy will vote to keep her in the House. Roddy is non-committal, saying that he has already promised Lisa he won't vote her out. He worries that if Amy saves him and Lisa is put in his place, he'd have made promises to keep both nominees. Amy says later that this was an eye-opening conversation and that she feels Roddy underestimated her. The Veto Competition is called "BIG BROTHER Charm School." The HouseGuests, decked out in robes, have to navigate an obstacle course, balancing a square on their head. Each time the square falls or the HouseGuest touches it, they get a 15-second penalty. The HouseGuest who gets through the gauntlet fastest, including penalty time, wins the PoV. The obstacle course consists of a ladder and ramp, a series of steps, a rotating platform, steps leading to blocks to step over, a tube they have to creep through and a slalom course made of road cones. After each HouseGuest has gone through, the greatest fear about the Competition is realized: Amy, beholden to Roddy by a long-ago promise, wins the Veto Power. Jason says he was "dying inside" from her victory and is not helped by his reward for finishing second: a massage. He's uncomfortable with a stranger touching him, but is relieved when he finds out he will be using an Aqua-Massager. Afterwards he says he liked it so much he might consider getting a massage from a human being. AMERICA'S CHOICE After the relaxing massage for Jason and Amy, the HouseGuests are treated to the spoils of the latest America's Choice question: a BIG BROTHER-sponsored clothes-shopping spree. Inside the House are racks of clothes for them to choose from. They have 90 seconds to browse the clothes, then 90 seconds to grab whatever items they can, but they only get to keep the items they're actually wearing. Marcellas strips to his underwear to give himself more room to put clothes on. Jason grabs anything with a neck hole and puts it over his head, while Amy simply grabs anything she wants and "got it on somehow." One of Lisa's spoils is a brown dress that Amy had her eye on. She jokes that Amy might nominate her next simply because of that dress. THE VETO MEETING Before the Veto Meeting, Roddy approaches Amy again to find out what she's thinking regarding the Veto power. Amy apologizes to Roddy, but says she can't use the Power to save him, knowing that it would guarantee her own eviction. Roddy blames Marcellas for nominating them and asks why Amy would feel an obligation to the person who was so mean to her during the ceremony. After Roddy leaves, Amy's determination slips, and she says that Roddy is so persuasive "he makes me want to help him." With everyone gathered in the living room, Amy reminds the group of her promise to Roddy in Week Two. She adds that Roddy wouldn't promise to save her from eviction, and as a result, she was not using the Veto Power to save him. As the meeting disbands, Roddy sits in his chair, staring straight ahead. Danielle says he "looked like he got slapped." Outside after the Meeting, Roddy tells Amy he's upset that she didn't follow through, and feels that she has taken advantage of his kindness. As Amy gets more upset, Roddy tells her that by breaking her promise, she's proven to everyone that her word is no good, but that he still loves her, even if no one else in the House trusts her.Roddy leaves Amy alone outside, bawling.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Julie Chen (I)

Julie Chen (I)

Host

Chiara Berti

Chiara Berti

BB3 Days 1 - 71 (9th Evicted)

Josh Feinberg

Josh Feinberg

BB3 Days 1 - 41 (5th Evicted)

Jason Guy

Jason Guy

BB3 Days 1 - 78 (11th Evicted)

Roddy Mancuso

Roddy Mancuso

BB3

Lori Olson

Lori Olson

BB3 Days 1 - 62 (8th Evicted)

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