Big Brother

Season 2 Episode 23

BB2 Ep #23

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Aug 28, 2001 on CBS
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The HouseGuests are surprised that the usually emotional Bunky is taking his first nomination so well. Hardy tells Nicole, "When my time comes, I want to take it as well as he is." For his part, Bunky says, "It doesn't feel bad. It's my first time being nominated and probably my last." Will, the other nominee, is his usual self, preferring to talk about Hardy, saying, "He's becoming strange, like a Bizarro Superman." Bunky says that Hardy is very high maintenance and that he never felt a lot of love for him. He approaches Nicole to find out if this is his last week, telling her he wants to really enjoy himself if it is. Nicole tells Bunky that nothing is set yet, and Bunky reminds her of her promise that she'd never vote to evict him. Nicole in turn corrects Bunky, claiming she never said that, that he promised her he'd never vote against her. Nicole says that she told him to play the game based on his own strategy and instincts. Bunky relays this conversation to Monica, saying he thinks Nicole was non-committal to keep him "under her thumb." He calls the Hardy/Nicole faction "Bully and the Bitch," and says that if he goes he'll still get his say in the Finals. Hardy sits at the wall, listening in on the conversation between Monica and Bunky. As the first part of the upcoming Luxury Competition, the HouseGuests are given small dolls that they have to decorate in their own likeness. Nicole hates arts and crafts, saying she "sucks" at them, and goes outside to work out while the others stay at the table. She asks Will to make her doll for her, then gets even more upset when he makes it anatomically correct. The finished doll has only one eye, which Will explains Nicole uses "to look for dirty towels and kids having fun." (Will makes a sandwich ) Nicole complains to Hardy, who tells her Will is acting out because the deal they made with him to keep him in the House makes him feel safe. Nicole says Will is mistaken if that's how he feels. Later, Nicole talks to Monica about things that have happened in the House. Monica tells Nicole that her idea of the UT alliance was wrong, angering Nicole again, because Nicole's entire idea of the UT was fed to her by Will. Nicole is disturbed that Will lied to her and regrets the game decisions she made based on his lies. Monica thinks Nicole "feels like a sucker, mad at herself and at him for him duping her." But any feelings of ill will are put aside at the thought of being able to leave the Big Brother House, even for an hour. Each HouseGuest spends a few moments fantasizing about what they'll do in the hour that the Luxury Competition winner will be able to spend out in the big, bad world again. The second part of the Luxury Competition is called "The Great Escape." Each HouseGuest has a work station, consisting of balloons, string, a tank of helium and a basket containing their doll. The object of the Competition is to fill as many balloons as it takes to float the basket over the top of the Big Brother fence line. The first two HouseGuests to accomplish this will win a helicopter tour of Los Angeles, including flights over the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Dodger Stadium, and Santa Monica Pier. Will uses a surgical suture procedure he learned in medical school to tie his balloons, allowing him to come in first, while Bunky, who worked at a party decorating company, finishes second. Bunky notes with irony that the two nominees are the ones who get to leave the compound. The winners are blindfolded and guided through the exit of the House by Hardy and Monica, then follow a guide rope to the helicopter. As it takes off, they wave to Hardy and Monica watching them from the basketball court below. Hardy admits to feeling "jealous" of their victory, but Nicole is more extreme, saying, "There are two things that will make me feel better. One, throw Will out of the helicopter and put me in it. Two, kick the crap out of Will." Will, however, thinks Bunky is the perfect companion for this trip, even though he's never been on "a gay date before. Or a helicopter date. Or a gay helicopter date." In the air, Will and Bunky snap photos of themselves and enjoy their trip around Los Angeles. Will asks the pilot to set the helicopter down in the backyard of the Playboy Mansion, telling him, "Hef and I are on a first-name basis." In the House, Nicole is complaining about Will to Hardy, calling him "a lying, conniving, two-bit snake in the grass." She tells Hardy that she may want to go back on the deal and evict him first because she can't imagine being around him anymore. As the helicopter lands outside, Nicole is in the Diary Room. She refuses to go outside and greet them, saying she doesn't want to hear what they have to say. "Oh, God. They're going to be talking about it all afternoon," she says into her hands. Will and Bunky have brought gourmet food back for the others. Will goes to Nicole's bedroom to offer her champagne and salad, which she refuses. Will says of Nicole, "She's clearly the most depressed person I've ever met." He asks Hardy how he should approach Nicole to make amends, but Hardy warns him to stay away. Will says privately, "I'm not going to let her ruin this day. She's already ruined the last 55 days for me." To stir things up, Will asks Bunky over dinner if Bunky thinks anyone in the House, past or present, has had a gay experience. Bunky says when he met Hardy he thought he was gay, but realized he wasn't when he saw Hardy throw a football. Nicole asks Bunky if he thinks Hardy has had a gay experience and Bunky says no, amending his thought to say he thought Hardy might be bisexual, with an 80 percent to 20 percent split in his preference. Bunky also tells Hardy and Will that their skin-care regimens, shaved bodies, and plucked eyebrows are all gay stereotypes that they fulfill, but he doesn't. In the kitchen, Will and Bunky complain to each other about the Hardy/Nicole alliance. Bunky is put off by Hardy's temper, thinking that Hardy always had a bad temper, but hid it pretty well the first few weeks in the House. Will is preoccupied with Nicole, saying she's not the "slightest bit funny." He tells Bunky a theory that Nicole and Hardy use the same voices whether they're angry or happy, which, psychologically, indicates that they're unhappy, insecure people. "People comfortable with themselves use inflection when they speak," he says. Since they are so similar, Will says, "My only hope is that they turn against each other." The most recent America's Choice question allows viewers to vote on what type of clothes they wanted the HouseGuests to go on a 90-second shopping spree for. Monica, a devoted shopper, says that this is "as good as a letter from home." Will agrees, noting that he "can't live with my own clothes. They stink." Sportswear gets the most votes and racks of clothes, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry are brought into the House. The HouseGuests get 90 seconds to browse the racks, then 90 seconds to grab any items they choose. As time expires, they can keep whatever clothes they are wearing. Nicole, another shopaholic, says, "Monica and I lost our voices. Only dogs could hear us we were screaming so loud." Will grabs as many clothes as he can, then dumps them into a chair. As time winds down, he puts as many on as he can, including stuffing shoes inside his pants. Hardy says, "[The guys] didn't fare as well as the ladies, but I'm happy." It's agreed that Bunky did the worst, which Bunky blames on not being efficient. Will says Bunky's items were "cheap. I think he was looking for bargains or he had coupons at the register." Will was able to get so many items for himself that he gave things away to Monica and Nicole for them to take home with them. Nicole approaches Will while he showers, telling him, "I'm going to have some wine, then you and I are going to talk." On the patio, Nicole asks Will why he insists on pushing her buttons, especially now that she holds his fate in her hands regarding eviction. Will apologizes, saying that it's something he's always done and always gotten into trouble for. The conversation ends on a high note, with Nicole saying, "Hopefully, he took this [conversation] to heart." It doesn't seem like it did, however, as Will later professes his intention to stab Nicole in the back and says she's "living in denial. She likes me and really wants me to like her." At the Monday Meeting, Nicole pronounces to the group that the rift between her and Will has been healed. Will tells the group that he likes the way they've come together to work toward common goals. Bunky is emotional, telling everyone, "If I go, thank you all for your friendship. I'll miss you guys." Despite Bunky's stirring words, Hardy says, "Nothing short of catastrophe will change my plans." Nicole, however, warns that if Will has one slip-up, one obnoxious moment, she'll vote him out of the House.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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