Big Brother

Season 3 Episode 4

BB# Ep #4: Gerry Saves Marcellas

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 17, 2002 on CBS
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FIRST VETO SPURS FALLOUT Having won the power of the Veto, Gerry says, "As far as I'm concerned, I won the game." Lisa and Tonya discuss Gerry's options and agree that he'll leave the nominations as they are. Roddy takes that sentiment one step further, saying he's "counting" on Gerry maintaining status quo. But Gerry hasn't made up his mind. He says he wants to keep both Marcellas and Lori in the House and that after feeling "outplayed" in the game, he's back to trying to fulfill his original goal: "meeting new friends and interesting people." Whether he considers Josh one of these new friends is debatable as he initiates a one-on-one discussion with Marcellas for the purpose of "making Josh crazy." Of Josh's strategies, Gerry says, "I don't think Josh realized the game has changed. He's still using the old paradigm." Josh tells Lori he thinks Gerry is angling to save Marcellas at her expense, but Josh makes it seem as though he's still her main protector. Later, Marcellas and Lori discuss their circumstances, and Marcellas says he believes he'll be evicted if Gerry doesn't save him. In the Diary Room, Marcellas confesses that everything in the House is making him crazy. LUXURY COMPETITION Splitting into two teams, captained by the nominees, the HouseGuests compete in the second Luxury Competition for a decadent Hawaiian luau. The object of the competition is for each team member to enter the House (one at a time), identify an item missing from the House, come back outside and write the item's name on a board. The first team to identify correctly all six items would win the luau. Marcellas picks Gerry, Eric, Tonya, Lisa and Amy; Lori selects Jason, Roddy, Josh, Chiara and Danielle. Almost everyone has difficulty finding something, especially Jason and Tonya. Jason says he got frustrated at not finding anything and as a result, he "couldn't think right." Tonya is the last on her team to enter the House and makes several trips back and forth. Quite a long time passes before BIG BROTHER allows the teams to bring in "fresh legs," HouseGuests who have already searched and found one of the missing objects. In the end, the team of Marcellas, Gerry, Eric, Tonya, Lisa and Amy wins the luau. Inside, Josh, however, gets his revenge, using much of the House's best food supply on a feast he cooks for his teammates. MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES From her impression of Amy's strong Southern accent to her impression of Eric and his impressive physique, Danielle reveals her uncanny ability to mimic several of her fellow HouseGuests. She also does an on-the-money Tina Turner impression, as well as a version of Halle Berry's Academy Award acceptance speech. Another HouseGuest showing a hidden side is Marcellas, who tells the ladies that he was engaged to a woman a few years ago. He has everyone's attention as he holds court, explaining how he fell in love, bought a ring and proposed. The girls took his story to heart, swept away by the romantic tale. Marcellas admits later that even though his story was real and the emotions genuine, it was still strategic on his part because it gave people a chance to see a different aspect of his personality. In the Living Room, Chiara, Lisa and Danielle discuss an unsettling habit of Gerry's: He doesn't wash his hands after using the bathroom. Lori comes in while they're talking (with Jason and Josh having joined in), gets angry at what she perceives as a juvenile, back-stabbing conversation, and starts to yell at the group. Danielle later says, "That girl lost her ever-loving mind." Danielle takes the blame for initiating the conversation, and agrees to Lori's demand that they tell Gerry to his face what they've been talking about. Gerry enters, Danielle calmly tells him their problem and Gerry agrees to make sure it doesn't happen again. After things have calmed down, Danielle says that Lori "will get kicked out if she keeps it up," but Gerry defuses the situation by washing his hands like a surgeon after his next trip to the bathroom. TENSIONS ESCALATE Amy enters the bathroom area and finds Tonya and Chiara in the shower together in front of the guys. Chiara invites Amy to join them, an offer which Amy politely refuses. As Amy walks away, Chiara yells after her, "Don't say I didn't try and make a connection!" Amy rejoins Marcellas and Lori outside and tells them that she was offended by Chiara's comment, if not her actions. Later, Gerry tells Marcellas he feels bad for "not recognizing" what he perceives as the real reasons Marcellas was the first nominee: racism and homophobia. They discuss their common religious backgrounds, but Marcellas says later, away from Gerry, that he doesn't want to be saved because he's "the black guy, the gay guy." Gerry tells Danielle of this theory in the Storage Room and volunteers to play "the race card" so she's not nominated in Marcellas's place. Danielle discounts this theory, saying she doesn't think it has anything "to do with the tea in China." Danielle immediately tells Lisa and Chiara that Gerry plans to use the Veto Power and why. THE VETO MEETING Gerry starts the Veto meeting by asking Lori and Marcellas why they should be saved from nomination. Lori says she went out on a limb to save Marcellas, but then begins to cry and can't continue. Marcellas eloquently explains that he understands that people found him negative the first few days, but now, "I'm down; it just took me a while to get down." Gerry gives Marcellas the Veto Power, saving him from his nomination. In an impassioned and tearful speech, Gerry says, "I allowed myself to pick on Marcellas because he's black and gay. I should have known better. That's the racism we have to confront." Lisa then nominates Amy to take Marcellas's place. Hiding any negative feelings, Amy lets out a big cheer, keeping a smile on her face the whole time. Safe, Marcellas targets Josh, whom he holds responsible for his nomination, calling him "the Antichrist" and a "cancer." Josh argues with Gerry over his speech, which Josh feels painted everyone in the House as racist and homophobic. Amy and Lori are both comfortable with their chances to survive their nominations, leaving Gerry as the focus of a lot of anger. "Gerry is a marked man," Lisa says, "If he doesn't win HoH next week, he's out."moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Julie Chen (I)

Julie Chen (I)

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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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