Big Brother

Season 2 Episode 19

BB2 Ep #19

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Aug 16, 2001 on CBS
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The latest round of nominations has thrown the House more out of balance than usual. Nicole has used her power as HoH to convince Hardy, Will and Bunky to vote Krista out, perceiving her to be a bigger threat than Monica. Talking to Will and Hardy, she says, "If you two vote the way you're supposed to vote, there's nothing to worry about." But things are never that simple in the House, as who is helping who is always the number-one topic of discussion. Krista believes Bunky is the swing vote and reminds him of the power he holds. She later tells him that her wish is to get a marble tombstone for her mother, and Bunky tells her that, no matter what, her wish will come true. Krista believes this is Bunky's way of telling her that she's set for eviction. Hardy starts to soften his stance, telling Nicole he doesn't want to be the bad guy and vote Krista out. Will's conscience begins to bother him also and he says that he at least wants to give Krista a sympathy vote. Hardy believes that Will has been disloyal to their allegiance and tells Nicole that Will told Krista she was going to be evicted.Will asks Nicole later if Hardy told her that and Nicole lies, telling him no. As controversy swirls around them, Krista and Monica wonder what their fate will be. Monica says that no matter who wins the game, "The money is dirty." Monica and Krista both have supportive family waiting for them at home. Monica's sister Melonie says that Monica is "the exciting one" and is always a leader, never a follower. Melonie believes that Monica has been laid back during the game because taking the lead would make enemies for her, but that Monica's recent angry outbursts are a result of things affecting her personally. Freddie, Krista's brother, says that Krista is a true Cajun woman and says, "We're different. We tell the truth." He says that his sister has been a great mother to Laken, having instilled in her strong values and morals. Both siblings agree that Krista and Monica have a deep friendship that will thrive outside of the House. At this point in their stay, the HouseGuests have their eyes on the prize and are starting to think of what they'll do with the money if they win. Krista wants to do something for a homeless man in her hometown and get a vehicle and house for herself. Bunky wants to take care of college education for his nieces and nephews, Nicole wants to renovate her home, and Monica wants to help her father pay off his house. Hardy thinks about buying a Harley for his brother, while Will wants to get "gold chains, jet skis, pork bellies, jewelry. Good, solid investments." Monica and Krista both have supportive family waiting for them at home. Monica's sister Melonie says that Monica is "the exciting one" and is always a leader, never a follower. Melonie believes that Monica has been laid back during the game because taking the lead would make enemies for her, but that Monica's recent angry outbursts are a result of things affecting her personally. Freddie, Krista's brother, says that Krista is a true Cajun woman and says, "We're different. We tell the truth." He says that his sister has been a great mother to Laken, having instilled in her strong values and morals. Both siblings agree that Krista and Monica have a deep friendship that will thrive outside of the House. (Will on Krista and Monica ) At this point in their stay, the HouseGuests have their eyes on the prize and are starting to think of what they'll do with the money if they win. Krista wants to do something for a homeless man in her hometown and get a vehicle and house for herself. Bunky wants to take care of college education for his nieces and nephews, Nicole wants to renovate her home, and Monica wants to help her father pay off his house. Hardy thinks about buying a Harley for his brother, while Will wants to get "gold chains, jet skis, pork bellies, jewelry. Good, solid investments." Talking to the HouseGuests, host Julie Chen asks Hardy how Nicole did as the HoH. He said she did a "phenomenal job" but that because of the live voting that night, things were more tense in the House than usual. Will tells Julie that he considers himself fortunate to still be in the House and that he's been "squeaking by every week." As the nominees, Krista and Monica have the chance to make a last-ditch speech to try and save themselves, since the HouseGuests haven't voted yet. Krista thanks her friends and family from home and says that "Friends and people in my life are more valuable than money." Monica is even-keeled, believing that no matter what happens, "Being in this chair doesn't change my destiny." As the person who put Krista and Monica in those chairs, Nicole has become the most powerful person in the House. All of the HouseGuests, past and present, have had something to say about her "loud and bossy ways." Nicole feels being nominated the first week and surviving has been beneficial to her strategy, because it sent her into "vengeful mode." Since then she has taken on the Mom role in the House, responsible for the majority of the cooking and cleaning. This has allowed her to place "everyone at her beck and call," according to Will. Bunky goes even further, calling himself "Nicole's puppet" and saying, "I vote the way Nicole says." Defending her aggressive tactics, Nicole says, "Everyone likes to win, I'm just more fierce." Despite her power, Nicole tells Julie that nominating Krista and Monica was "one of the worst things I've ever had to do." She believes that Monica and Krista were a group unto themselves and for strategy, she needed one to leave the House. The only way to accomplish that was to nominate them against each other. Nicole says that she has "a billion, trillion, zillion regrets" about the nominations and that she is afraid of revenge from whoever stays behind. "Revenge is out there, around every corner," she says. The first live votes are about to be cast. Bunky goes into the Diary Room first and starts to sob, saying, "Those people are my family and when we vote to evict one, it's like we're killing them." Bunky composes himself long enough to vote for evicting Krista, then breaks down again. He explains that he is a puppet for Nicole and Hardy and voted Krista out in order to stay in the game, afraid of being evicted next. Bunky leaves, ushering Hardy into the Diary Room. Hardy is tense and says that he couldn't play the game for other people anymore with what he's gone through in the House. Voting to evict Krista, Hardy says that Krista expressed a desire to go home, which was the final straw in his decision. With Krista's eviction decided, Will votes for Krista as well, making it unanimous. Will says, "There's an alliance in here that's stronger than people realize. To go against it, I'd be gone in a week."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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