Big Brother

Season 2 Episode 16

BB2 Ep #16

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Aug 09, 2001 on CBS
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Will, who has referred to himself as "the puppetmaster", finds out that other people have been pulling the strings from the very beginning. He gets confirmation from Krista that she's been part of the "Untouchables" alliance with Monica and Hardy since the third day in the House. Asked what Nicole will think of this alliance, Krista tells Will that she won't find out, because Will is the only one outside of the group that knows about it. Undeterred, Will tells Nicole about the UT group and explains that their card-playing is a way of signaling each other who they intend to vote out. In the Diary Room, Will says that this is something he made up to make their alliance seem more sinister. Nicole confronts Hardy, more concerned with Krista's duplicity than with his. Will has decided that Hardy is "not a nice guy. He lies. That's my role." His new plan is to evict Hardy, then take his place next to Monica and Krista and hope that Nicole doesn't get too upset with him. He tries to get more information from Krista, who tells him the UT plan, right after pledging her trustworthiness to Hardy and Monica. With Krista's true loyalties coming into doubt, Kent says Krista hates him because he "figured her out first." As the HoH and the target of Kent's wrath at the Monday meeting, Hardy is the center of House attention. His girlfriend, Lindsay, describes a different side to Hardy, talking about how they met at a Smoothy shop and stating that she's "never met anyone with the morals and values that he has." She thinks his occasional temper is out of "frustration," and admits that she "would love to have a few words" with Shannon. Overall, she says, "America loves Hardy. Why wouldn't they?" Turning to the two nominees, Will says that Kent "is on a roller-coaster. Up and down all the time." Kent says that Will has come full circle, from liked to hated and back again. Looking back on the House relationships both men have had, it's hard to argue. Nicole calls Will a "lying bastard," then later describes him as being "on the level" later. Hardy says he's enjoying Kent's company, but as time goes by, decides he has "no wish to speak to him." Bunky calls Will "cocky and arrogant" at first but thanks him for working out with him later, and says Will is "amazing." About the unstable nature of friendships in the House, Kent says, "It's weird to be everyone's friend, then be the sacrificial lamb." Nicole, previously one of Kent's biggest supporters, casts the first vote to evict him from the House. Host Julie Chen interviews the HouseGuests, asking Bunky why he thinks he was never nominated for eviction. Bunky doesn't have a set idea, but thinks it's because "other people are more popular" and represent a bigger threat. Julie turns her attention to the two current nominees, asking Will how he feels being on the hot seat. He answers, "I feel lucky and fortunate. Everything is copacetic." Kent, however, says, "I'm ready to go home. I feel there's a way to play the game and have decency be involved. In this House, decency is a weakness. I'm ready to return to the outside world." Julie also talks to Hardy alone in the HoH room and asks him what was hardest this time as Head of Household. Hardy responds that the nominations were hardest, because he thinks Kent is "a great man" but that "no one is responsible for where he is except Kent." Hardy says that Nicole is the person he trusts the most because she has "helped (him) through difficult situations." Julie reads the eviction notice and by a vote of 4-0, Kent is evicted from the Big Brother House. He hugs Bunky, then tells everyone to "take care" before exiting the House very quickly. As Kent makes his way to the studio, Hardy and Bunky talk about his eviction. Hardy says, "He was an ornery guy the last week and a half, but he went out with dignity." Bunky tells Hardy he hopes Kent understands why he voted to evict him. Talking with Julie, Kent is outspoken about his experience. He says he was "really surprised I made it this far. Being oldest, I have nothing in common with these folks." About the other HouseGuests, Kent says, "You got freaks in that House." Regarding his former friendship with Hardy, Kent says Hardy "lied to me and the other HouseGuests. He decided being friends with me is not where he needed to be in the game." Not surprisingly, Kent calls winning the car one of his favorite House moments.He feels that the people in the House have compromised their integrity and honesty for the money, but predicts Bunky will win the overall prize. He is reunited with his wife and children, hugging them close in the studio. With one more HouseGuest down, it's time for the transfer of power to a new Head of Household. In a game called Pushing it to the Limit, the Houseguests slide a key down a lane, with sections at the end corresponding to each room of the House. Whichever HouseGuest comes closest to the HoH room square, becomes the new HoH. Will goes first, with his key stopping on the bathroom, the lowest room on the board. Next is Monica who slides her key off the end of the board and is disqualified. Krista goes and is one section better than Will, landing on the Dining Room. Nicole takes her turn and is the best so far, making it to the Blue Bedroom, second from the top. Bunky goes last and comes up short, stopping on the Dining Room, giving the HoH to Nicole.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Hardy Hill

Hardy Hill

BB2 Days 1-64

Mike Malin

Mike Malin

BB2 Days 1-33

Justin Sebik

Justin Sebik

BB2 Expelled, Days 1- 10

Will Kirby

Will Kirby

BB2 Days 1-84 (BB2 Winner)

Nicole Nilson Schaffrich

Nicole Nilson Schaffrich

BB2 Days 1 - 78

Sheryl Braxton

Sheryl Braxton

BB2 Days 1 - 8

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