Big Brother

Season 3 Episode 13

BB3 Ep #13

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Aug 07, 2002 on CBS
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LOVE ON THE ROCKS After her nomination, Lisa goes into the bathroom to be alone and "breathe." Eric comforts her both with a hug and with the promise that Gerry will be evicted next week for targeting them. Chiara says she wants Gerry to go out "with shame," and adds that he plays dirty despite his speeches about honor. Later, Gerry tells Chiara how difficult it was making his decision, saying that the first few weeks there was an obvious target for nomination, something he didn't have. Chiara feels nervous because she knows Gerry targeted the couples and is afraid she'll be nominated if someone uses the Veto to save Lisa or Eric. Lisa asks Gerry why she was put up instead of Josh, who has been mean to Gerry since they moved into the House. Gerry replies that it was a chess move, purely strategic, and done with no malice towards her or Eric. Josh stops in the HoH room to commend Gerry on his tough decision and swears that he'll stand with him until the end of the game. Outside, Lisa reports her conversation to Eric, who replies that no matter what anybody promises Gerry on his behalf, he'll "axe his ass next week." THE VETO COMPETITION A sure sign of the tension in the House leading up to the Veto Competition is Danielle's teeth grinding, which the other HouseGuests say sounds like "breaking rocks" and an "automatic weapon going off." In a tender moment, Lisa assures Eric that if she wins the Veto Competition, she'll definitely use it to save him, a gesture that Eric says "touched my heart," and promises to use it to save her also. For the Veto Competition, called "TurnOver," the HouseGuests stand on a game board in the backyard, broken up into a series of squares like a chessboard. They can move one space in any direction, turning over the square they just left behind. Nobody can step on a square that's been turned over, and they are eliminated when they can't step any further. The last remaining HouseGuest on the board wins the Power of Veto. Danielle and Chiara are the last two HouseGuests left, with Chiara winning. Chiara is torn about what to do with the power to change the game, since she cares about both nominees. Chiara wants to offer to eliminate Lisa, but only if Gerry will promise to put Josh in her place. Roddy doesn't agree with this strategy, afraid that Gerry will double-cross Chiara and put him up instead. ERIC MAKES HIS MOVE With the HouseGuests feeling lonely, the next America's Choice question will allow one HouseGuest to get a letter from home. Gerry excuses himself after tearing up at the idea of hearing from home. Each of the other HouseGuests misses something: Josh misses his girlfriend and his cat; Marcellas misses the city of Chicago; Chiara misses New York; Lisa also misses her cat; Jason the rain that falls in Mobile, Alabama; Roddy his grandfather; Eric the beach by his apartment. With those thoughts in their heads, the HouseGuests return to strategy talk. Lisa says that she knows Josh is "the voice behind" Gerry. After talking to Lisa in the kitchen, Eric approaches Gerry in the HoH room with the proposal that he nominate Josh if someone uses the Veto Power. Hearing voices from the HoH room, Josh stands by the door and hears the whole conversation. Outside, he tells Roddy that he understands Eric's actions, but he doesn't want them to come at his expense. In the Diary Room, Josh says that Eric's overture to Gerry may cost him his spot in the House. Lisa and Eric, their "concentrated form of courting" still going strong, are realizing that they might be split apart by the next eviction and feel angry because it's happening "for the wrong reasons." THE TWO SIDES OF JASON Jason wins America's Choice and receives a letter from his mother. In the Diary Room he cries while reading the letter, then goes back to the living room to read it to the others. He calls the letter "the most awesome thing ever," and thanks America for voting for him. The other HouseGuests regard Jason as " a nice guy" and "genuinely the nicest person I've ever met." Danielle, who knows him best, says that he's "playing them all like fools." Jason hatches a plan to stage a fight with Marcellas and Danielle to throw off the suspicion that they're working together as a group. THE VETO MEETING Chiara asks Roddy for help deciding what to do with the Veto Power. Roddy argues that she's better off if Eric stays, because Lisa would nominate him for eviction before Eric would, and if that happened, Chiara would lose her number one ally. Chiara confesses that Lisa "annoys" her, adding that she "reminds me of every girl I ever hated growing up." Still, she doesn't know what move to make, mostly because she's not sure how Gerry will respond if she saves someone. At the meeting, Chiara asks Lisa and Eric why she should save them. Lisa doesn't answer, saying she knows that Chiara loves them both. Eric says he understands Chiara's situation because he was in her shoes last week. Citing a fear of who else would be nominated, Chiara decides not to use the Veto Power, guaranteeing that the new couple will be split up on Thursday.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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