Big Brother

Season 3 Episode 24

BB3 Ep #24

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Aug 31, 2002 on CBS
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HALFWAY HOME After Gerry's departure, Jason says it was "very sad to see the Dad of the family go." Marcellas realizes that he would have been gone early in the game if Gerry hadn't used the Veto Power to save him the first week. Amy is also in shock, but more over the headfake Julie Chen gave when reading the eviction. In the kitchen, the remaining HouseGuests realize they're at the halfway point of the game, and give themselves a round of applause. Roddy says he wanted to win this last HoH Competition to ensure his own safety, but Amy "couldn't be happier" that Marcellas won. She refers to herself as the "First Lady" of the BIG BROTHER House, until Roddy takes her aside and tells her that title makes other people uncomfortable. He indicates that it marks her as a partner to Marcellas, and reminds her of what has befallen BB3's other couples. Inside, Marcellas tells Danielle that Roddy thinks Amy has influence over him, but she doesn't. Marcellas is upset that Amy often "funnels information" to Roddy about other people's strategies. Danielle suggests that Marcellas nominate Jason against Roddy, since Roddy wouldn't be able to campaign against Jason. Later, talking to Jason, she rethinks that notion and hopes that Marcellas puts up Amy against Roddy. Marcellas, however, wonders if he should nominate Danielle, who has emerged as the game's new front-runner. PASSING THE TIME Danielle notices that since Chiara was evicted, Amy has been spending a lot more time flirting with Roddy. She surmises that this might be the reason Amy was so gung-ho about evicting Chiara when she was HoH. Lisa agrees, saying that Amy has been "flaunting it" around Roddy for the last few days. Amy says that Roddy is more relaxed since Chiara left, but won't say any more except, "As long as I don't say anything, I can't be humiliated." Another game the HosueGuests have started to play is co-ed water polo, using Marcellas's rubber ducks and laundry baskets. Amy and Lisa hold their own against Roddy and Jason, despite the fact that the games are full contact. Amy is by far the most physical player in the game, scratching, grabbing and clawing at Roddy and Jason, leaving welts on Roddy. Danielle says Amy likes the game so much because it gives her an excuse to jump on the boys. Lisa unveils a hidden talent: she's fluent in sign language. A longtime friend of hers has deaf parents, so she learned how to sign. Danielle also knows how to sign the alphabet, giving them a secret weapon for strategy. They practice in the hot tub, with Danielle signing out "Jason is a hot guy" to Lisa, but move on, comparing notes while Amy tells them a story about an unnamed HouseGuest. Lisa starts to teach Roddy how to sign until Danielle tells her to stop, saying that she can't "teach the devil new tricks." THE FOOD COMPETITION The Map Room is closed off to the HouseGuests, due to their dwindling numbers. Marcellas pouts a little, not wanting to leave the room he's spent most of his nights in. Even though it's being closed off, the HouseGuests get to give the room a messy sendoff: a Food Competition called "Sweet Surprise." The Map Room walls are covered in plastic, the floors covered in hundred of baked pies. Inside seven of the pies are medallions representing a different day of the week. The HouseGuests have 90 seconds to find all seven medallions or eat PB and J on the days they don't find. They accomplish their mission with seconds to spare, then Roddy sets off a massive pie fight. Lisa dumps an entire pie down the back of Jason's bathing suit, and everyone attacks HoH Marcellas when he reads the results of the contest. Not everything is fun and games, though. Sometime during the Competition/pie fight, Amy loses an antique diamond ring given to her by her grandmother. Danielle finds the ring in the mess of pie filling and gives it back to Amy, but on the way through the House to the outside shower, Amy loses the ring again. Marcellas says that Amy is getting on his nerves. He realizes she knows he's been short with her, but says he's at the end of his rope with her behavior. MARCELLAS, AMY AND STRATEGY Marcellas says that Amy's behavior has been grating on him for a while, but losing the ring twice during the Food Competition was the "straw that broke the camel's back." Outside by the pool, he tells Danielle that Amy needs to go this week. Jason overhears this, and talks to Danielle about it later. Both agree that it's a bad idea. Danielle says it makes him look bad to turn against his friend like that, and Jason thinks it puts Marcellas in a bad position with so few people left in the game. While Lisa showers, Marcellas goes into the private toilet. Danielle enters and uses sign language to tell Lisa that Marcellas wants Amy evicted. Lisa says later that this idea "doesn't sit well" with her. Marcellas and Danielle sit outside to talk, but Marcellas is wary of anything she has to say. He says he believes everything Danielle does is designed to keep herself one step ahead of the game, thus he doesn't entirely trust her. Marcellas turns the tables on Danielle, asking her about her relationship with Jason and wondering if she might be overextended with too many alliances. NOMINATION CEREMONY Leading into the nominations, Amy says she has a feeling these nominations are going to be harder than usual. Worried about repercussions from his nominations, Marcellas says it's actually harder to do now with fewer people left in the House. He assembles the group to start the ceremony. He makes a point of telling everyone that the people left in the House now are the ones he likes and respects most out of everyone who started in the game. Lisa's key comes out first, followed by Danielle's and Jason's, leaving Roddy and Amy as nominees. Marcellas tells Roddy that despite how much he likes Roddy, there is still a perception in the House that he can't be trusted. He turns to Amy and tells her that he's been disappointed in her behavior since she returned to the House. Amy nods, and says it's part of the game, but Marcellas tells her not to "belittle" his action. He tells Amy how much it hurts him to nominate her, but that she "hasn't been playing the game kindly," and that it "tears me apart" to have to say that. After the Ceremony, Amy says she was floored by the speech, but believes the nomination is about the game, despite what Roddy said. Lisa says it broke her heart to see Amy so upset after the meeting, and Danielle feels the same way. Roddy is more pragmatic, looking at his own nomination. He doesn't agree with Marcellas's rationale, saying it was more "emotion than evidence."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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