Big Brother

Season 3 Episode 23

BB3 Ep #23

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Aug 29, 2002 on CBS
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TEACHER GETS EXPELLED 4-0 Gerry opens what could be his last day in the BIG BROTHER House with a quote from Winston Churchill: "You can lose every battle but the last one." He adds that he is aware of the generation gap between himself and the other HouseGuests and is aware that it has affected his performance in the game. Roddy sits with Gerry in the hammock and rehashes the demise of all alliances in the game, from the all-girl and all-guy groups to the couples and the original hot tub alliance. Gerry recalls Roddy's statement that in the game, memories fade, but points out that he remembers that Roddy was a component in almost all the alliances that existed. In the Diary Room, Marcellas says, "perception is everything," while Gerry tells Roddy that the perception is that he's smarter than everyone else in the House. Gerry adds, with no disrespect intended, "You're not." As Marcellas says, though, perception is everything, and Lisa says she thinks that everyone will be going after Roddy next week. Marcellas agrees, saying that a battle of wills is developing between Roddy and Danielle, each of whom is scared of the other. Roddy and Danielle both make overtures to Lisa to get her on their side, but Lisa comes away wondering why everyone "buckles under" to Roddy. Jason, Danielle's silent partner, tells her in the hot tub that he never feels manipulated by her when they talk, whereas with everyone else he does feel that way. Amy offers a different opinion, saying that she wants Marcellas to win HoH because she thinks he'll nominate Roddy and Danielle against one another. THE GROUP DISCUSSION Host Julie Chen talks to the group, with Amy and Gerry in their places as nominees. She starts by asking Roddy how he feels to not be nominated for the first time in two weeks. Roddy says it feels like he's "been paroled," but is sad because of the bond he's formed with both nominees. Julie follows up and asks him which departed HouseGuest he misses most. Not surprisingly, Roddy answers Chiara, both for the intense bond they shared and for the fact that she is the most recent evictee. Julie tells the group that after tonight, with half their original twelve gone, the Map Room (or High Rent District) will be closed, forcing one of them back onto an army cot. Danielle says that she's already agreed to take the cot, but adds that she has her eye on the HoH room. Danielle also takes an opportunity to thank America and her husband Javier for the inspirational video message she received after winning the last America's Choice Competition. Julie talks to Jason privately in the HoH room about his tumultuous reign, asking him about his decision to nominate Gerry and Amy. Jason says that he simply has trust in Roddy as an ally and stands by the fact that he gave his word to Roddy and Chiara before her eviction. Julie asks Jason about his repeated refrain that Roddy has "looked out for him" during the game. Jason explains that, based on things he's heard, Roddy has stood up for him and prevented him from being nominated. Jason adds that his tough decision regarding nominations has given way to an easy week, made easier by the perks of power, specifically crediting Dunkin' Donuts for the "sugar buzz" the House has been on all week. WHERE'S THE FIRE? Back in Connecticut, Eric has rejoined his other "family," his fellow firefighters, most of whom are ready and willing to bust his chops for things he did in the House. They make fun of Eric for his frequent appearances without a shirt, and laugh that when he left he swore he wasn't looking to "hook up." Eric says that everyone is curious about his relationship with Lisa and is pleased that he doesn't regard it as just a fling. He admits that he was hurt when Lisa didn't vote for him to return to the House, but understands now that it was a strategic move on her part, and it wouldn't have mattered overall, since he didn't have the votes to go back in anyway. In the House, Lisa says she can't wait to have her first date with Eric without cameras. Julie talks to Gerry and Amy, this weeks nominees. Amy calls herself the "professional BIG BROTHER nominee" since this is her third time in the chair. She says that this nomination experience has been the same as the others, minus the going-away party she had before her two previous turns. Amy wishes her terrier Buckie a happy 7th birthday, then thanks the HouseGuests for bringing her back in after her departure. Gerry says of his first nomination experience that, all things considered, he'd "rather be sitting on the couch." He jokes that now that he's been nominated, he no longer wishes to run for office. Gerry says he has no regrets if he is evicted, since he came into the House with a "rich life" that has only been enriched further. For his final words to the group, Gerry urges them all, "Carpe diem--seize the day!" IN THE DIARY ROOM Before casting their votes, the four eligible Houseguests take turns in the Diary Room giving their impressions of the nominees. Marcellas says that Gerry came into the House as a teacher, but that he himself didn't come in to "be parented." Of his close friend Amy, Marcellas says she's " funny, aggressive and gregarious." He adds, hesitantly, "And young. She's got some growing up to do." Of Amy, his close friend, Marcellas says she's " funny, aggressive and young." Lisa feels that Gerry "talks at you, not to you" and doesn't appreciate the other HouseGuests, while she has "great conversations" and a lot of fun with Amy, especially since her return. Roddy says he's "not a big fan" of the selfishness that Amy sometimes exhibits, and is worried that he'll never get a return of the favor Gerry owes him if he's evicted. Danielle says she has respect for Gerry for being able to "keep up with the young crowd," and says that Amy is a "spoiled child" who "gets on my nerves sometimes." THE TEACHER GETS SCHOOLED Julie announces to the group that by a 4-0 vote, Amy gets to stay in the House. Everyone is thrown for a moment as they realize that Gerry is the one who has been evicted. Gerry rises and tells the rest of the group, "Don't get up. I know the way out." On his way to the door, Gerry puts his sunglasses on and hugs the other HouseGuests. After he's gone, the HouseGuests mill about, discussing Julie's fakeout. In the studio Gerry kids to Julie that he'd "rather be back in the House" than there talking to her. He does say that he's "not terribly surprised" to have been evicted, but that, to quote Hamlet, "Readiness is all." Gerry says that sometimes the age difference was a hurdle for him to overcome, but that he's lucky to return to the teaching job he loves. Of the remaining HouseGuests, Gerry is pulling for Danielle to win and thinks that Jason may regret trusting Roddy as much as he does. MARCELLAS RECLAIMS THE POWER For the Head of HouseHold Competition, the HouseGuests are asked a series of true/false questions, based on statements made about them by the evicted HouseGuests. If they believe the statements are true, they have to hold up a red paddle; if they think they're false, they hold up a black paddle. The first statement is from Chiara, who said she thinks Marcellas is the neatest HouseGuest remaining. Everybody answers true, the correct answer. Josh says he thinks Lisa is the HouseGuest most likely to pose for Playboy, another true statement that everyone gets right. Statement three, Roddy is the HouseGuest Lori would set up with one of her friends, is false, eliminating Danielle and Lisa. (Lori chose Jason.) Roddy, Amy and Marcellas all get number four wrong, guessing false to the statement that Danielle is the HouseGuest Josh would lend money to. On question number five, Eric brands Lisa the sloppiest HouseGuest remaining. Marcellas correctly guesses that this is true, while Roddy and Amy guess false, eliminating themselves. Marcellas wins HoH, the first BIG BROTHER 3 HouseGuest to take the title for a second time.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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