Big Brother

Season 3 Episode 10

BB3 Ep #10

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 31, 2002 on CBS
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IT'S ALL ABOUT AMY Sharing the Diary Room after their nomination, Amy and Marcellas say, in no uncertain terms, that they're mad at having been nominated. Amy thinks it was tacky of Roddy to single her out during the nomination, saying he wants her out of the House. She thinks it's tackier, however, that he came to them and apologized right afterwards. Amy blames her nomination on Chiara's possessiveness when it comes to Roddy and Eric agrees, saying she was put up because of the "soap opera with Chiara." Roddy approaches Marcellas and Amy a second time to apologize, but Marcellas brushes him off, saying, "We can't make this feel better for you, but you really need to go away from us." Disheartened by the dismissal, Roddy reminds Marcellas that he nominated Tonya for eviction and should know how he feels. Inside, Roddy tells Chiara and Lisa that because of this, the last doubts he had about evicting Amy are gone. Marcellas approaches Roddy to speak his mind, saying he thinks Amy made mistakes in the game and that he's concerned about being nominated, because twice already the "decoy" nominee has been the one evicted. Despite Roddy's attempts to soothe his fears, Marcellas still sees his nomination as a veiled threat. Still conflicted, Marcellas says he wants to believe Roddy but doesn't, and thinks he'll be evicted on Thursday. CURSE OF THE MAP ROOM Marcellas further believes his fate is sealed simply by his location in the House. He's taken to sharing the double bed with Chiara in the Map Room, a location previously occupied by Lori and Tonya, the first two evictees. Also, the black and white photos of the departed Lori and Tonya bracket his picture on the Picture Wall. In addition to discussing whether or not the bed she sleeps in cursed, another hot topic in the House is Chiara's freedom in discussing intimate details of her life. Watching Chiara play a game of "I Never," Amy is "appalled" at some of the things Chiara is willing to reveal about herself. To Josh, it's not a big deal, and Roddy calls it "entertainment," adding that it's Chiara's strategy to use her femininity in the game. Marcellas doesn't share Amy's harsh opinion of Chiara, but does agree that Josh winning the Veto Competition is the key to survival. Josh says he knows Amy wants him to win and expects to be saved from nomination as a result, but he says he's not sure if he'd do it. Marcellas pledges to save Amy if he wins the Veto and says he wants to go out "in a blaze of glory." A NEW POWER RISES Danielle says her strategy from the beginning was to ally herself with one person and stick with them, no matter what. As a result, her bond with Jason is very strong. They discuss their moves over games of cards, but only start to really play as cover whenever another HouseGuest comes into earshot. Jason, regarded as a total innocent, points out to Danielle that Roddy's only weakness in the game is his relationship with Chiara. Because they accept him, Jason digs for information from Roddy, Eric, Lisa, Chiara and Josh, while Danielle sticks with Gerry, Marcellas and Amy to find out what they're thinking. Together, they have access to everyone in the House. Jason targets Roddy as the biggest threat and Roddy, oblivious, says that he trusts Jason "as much as any human being I've met in my life." Additionally, Roddy says that he'd be "in awe" of Jason if he had tricked everyone into thinking he wasn't playing the game deviously. A BREAK FROM THE DRAMA Taking a break from strategy discussion, Chiara tells Danielle in the hammock that she has feelings for Roddy that she hasn't had for anyone in five years. Danielle ticks off Roddy's good points, concluding that he's "perfect." Lisa joins the conversation and expresses surprise at the depth of Chiara's feelings, which include discussing why she thinks Roddy will make a good father and picking baby names that sound good matched with his last name. Perhaps inspired by this romance and Eric and Lisa's budding romance, the second America's Choice question asks voters to decide which HouseGuest will have a private, gourmet dinner date with the HouseGuest of their choice. Marcellas wins and takes Amy into the lushly decorated Diary Room for a bountiful feast of lobster and scallops. Amy dominates the conversation, gossiping about the other HouseGuests and telling Marcellas some sad stories of her life. Later, Marcellas calls the experience "bittersweet" because he knows, barring the Veto, that one of them will soon be gone from the House. ALLIANCES COME, ALLIANCES GO That night Danielle approaches Marcellas with an idea about how to dominate the game. Noting that the couples have control of things, Danielle proposes an alliance between her, Marcellas, Jason, Gerry and an increasingly disenchanted Josh to gain strength in numbers. Marcellas agrees when Jason comes into the room and pledges his loyalty. They decide to go after the couples, while keeping the troika of Jason, Danielle and Marcellas as the core members of the new group. Chiara approaches Danielle and feels her out about joining the all-girl alliance with her and Lisa. Chiara explains that the girls come first to her in the game and that Roddy, as a fierce competitor, would understand if she voted along gender lines, rather than personal preference. Lisa declares that guys wouldn't suspect their alliance for a while, but unbeknownst to the girls, Roddy, Eric and Josh are having the same conversation about them. Eric thinks the guys have the advantage, reasoning that because the girls have initiated all the altercations in the House thus far, they won't be able to work together well enough to beat the guys. Josh thinks Chiara and Lisa are "complete morons" for concerning themselves with gender equity at the expense of their original Group of Six agreement. THE VETO COMPETITION With groupings changing in the blink of an eye, the HouseGuests compete in the next Veto Competition, called "Pool Sharks." The HouseGuests find an oversized pool table covering the backyard. Using a croquet mallet and volleyball instead of a stick and cue ball, the HouseGuests attempt to knock clear plastic balls, each decorated with a HouseGuest's face, into the only hole that leads into the swimming pool. The HouseGuest with the last remaining ball on the table wins the Power of Veto. When only Chiara, Eric and Marcellas remain on the board, Roddy plays defense, knocking Chiara's ball away from the hole. Marcellas is eliminated next, then Chiara, giving Eric the Power of Veto. Roddy tells Eric that after the Competition Josh confronted him, wanting to know why he saved Chiara. Roddy and Eric talk, deciding that Josh is becoming more of a liability than they're comfortable with. Eric tells Roddy that when the time comes, he'll "have no problem about axing him." THE VETO MEETING Roddy and Amy make amends over cigars by the hot tub, with Amy telling Roddy that she's learned her lesson about selfishness and understands why she was nominated. At the Veto Meeting, Amy faux grovels at Eric's feet, pleading to be saved, but then says seriously that she knows he's already made up his mind. Marcellas says nothing at all to Eric, just sits in his seat, staring straight ahead. Eric decides not to use the Veto Power, saying that it was a move made in his own best interests. Knowing that they're still on the block, Marcellas blames his own position on Amy's actions and his close bond with her. With no opportunity to be pardoned, either Amy or Marcellas will be evicted Thursday night.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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