Big Brother

Season 3 Episode 28

BB3 Ep #28

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 14, 2002 on CBS
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After Marcellas declined to use the Golden Veto to save himself, Danielle says, "sadness came upon me, because I knew how it was going to play out." Lisa adds that the fact that the voting was done on live TV "made it even more stressful." As Marcellas was leaving, everyone was touched by the fact that he still told them all he loved them. Amy, Marcellas's closest friend in the House, was hurt that Marcellas had to leave and she got to stay. Jason, who cast the tie-breaking vote that eliminated Marcellas, says it was hard to do, but that "it comes down to Danielle and that I'm looking out for her." Outside, Danielle comforts an upset Amy and explains why she voted to evict Marcellas. In the Diary Room Danielle says that she has to "make sure her words are right" when talking to Amy. Lisa was under the impression that Danielle and Jason wanted Amy out, so the fact that they didn't vote that way makes her "suspicious." Lisa talks to Jason in the kitchen about the votes and says she feels bad putting Jason on the spot. Jason tells Lisa that Danielle didn't have time before the live show to tell her how they were voting, but Lisa says she spent enough time with Danielle before the show to be let in on the strategy. Furthering Lisa's suspicions is the fact that Jason asked her how she voted. She says, "Something about that didn't sit right with me." She wonders if she's being "paranoid," but feels that maybe Jason and Danielle "set the vote up." Lisa later asks Danielle why she wasn't let in on the voting strategy, and Danielle tells her it's because she expected Marcellas to save himself with the Veto Power. Lisa says this answer makes sense, but still feels that "something doesn't sit right." Julie Chen makes a surprise appearance in a Saturday show to oversee a Luxury Competition. The HouseGuests are told that they have each won a 3-minute phone call home plus a $1000 gift for a loved one, provided they can find the four T Mobile cellular phones hidden inside the House. After they have each found their phone, Julie calls them one by one to the Diary Room, where she sweetens (and sours) the deal. Danielle goes in first and Julie offers her an additional $5000, plus the phone call and the $1000 gift, with the catch that if she accepts the deal, none of the other HouseGuests get their call home or gift. Julie tells Danielle that everyone is getting the same offer, and that if someone else takes it and Danielle doesn't, she gets nothing. Also, if more than one person takes the deal, the winner will be determined by a number printed on the cell phone under a strip of silver tape. Most importantly, Julie assures her that nobody will find out Danielle took the offer unless she tells them herself. Danielle considers the offer, and thinks that Jason and Lisa wouldn't take it, but thinks that Amy might. Danielle accepts the offer of $5000, the phone call home and the $1000 gift. Amy comes in next and ponders the $5000 offer, thinking that Danielle would be the one to take it. Amy refuses that offer, but then Julie ups the ante to $10,000. Amy accepts that offer, plus the call and the gift. Lisa comes to the Diary Room and refuses both the $5000 and $10,000 offers. Julie offers her $15,000 but Lisa declines that also, saying that she cares too much about the others getting their phone call. Jason is last and also refuses the $5000 and $10,000 offers, but takes the offer of $15,000 after much hand-wringing. Julie tells the HouseGuests, assembled together in the living room, that an offer was accepted. Lisa says that she felt "naïve" for thinking that no one would take the money. She says, "I didn't want the $15,000. I wanted to talk to my Dad." When Julie tells them that the winning offer was for $10,000, the HouseGuests figure out by process of elimination that Amy is the one who won the money. Amy goes to the backyard and makes her call, talking to her father, mother and brother. After the Competition, Jason feels a little remorse, saying that he wishes he could have touched base with his family. Lisa continues to be stunned that the others took the offers, saying that she thought the House had a stronger bond. With Jason the last male HouseGuest remaining, Amy, Lisa and Danielle have turned him into their personal butler, sending him to the kitchen to get them drinks. Jason says he wishes he had another guy to do "manly things" with, like "lift weights or spit." He also looks for a way to escape the constant "girl talk" going on around him. Danielle laughs that the "Born-Again Christian virgin" is the one who gets stuck in a House filled with females. Danielle tells the group that they have three minutes to change into their bathing suits. In the backyard they find two large kiddie pools filled with water and, across the yard, seven smaller, empty kiddie pools. They each don oversized "sponge suits," which they soak in the larger pools, then bring the water over to the smaller pools and wring themselves out. For each smaller pool they are able to raise to a predetermined water level, they will receive a theme meal for that day. As the Competition starts, Lisa is determined to fill the Tuesday pool, which will give them a "surf and turf" dinner. Her sponge suit starts to rip and her shorts keep threatening to fall down, which gives her some trouble. Amy feels obligated to target the Friday pool, representing Southern Barbecue. As the Competition wears on, things get harder as the sponge suits weigh more than any of the HouseGuests suspected they would. With five of the seven days accounted for, Amy falls into the Thursday pool and can't get up, like a turtle on its back. When she gets out of the pool, her sponge has soaked up all the water in the pool and time runs out. In anticipation of Danielle's Nomination Ceremony, Jason says the House is in a "somber mood," with only one safe key to be pulled from the box. Lisa says she's nervous now, because her entire strategy went out the door with Marcellas. As she prepares the box, Danielle realizes that the House is like "family," and that every time someone leaves, they take with them something that can't be replaced. Bringing the group together, Danielle tells them that there is one key in the box, and that one person will get to make the ultimate decision. Jason's key is pulled from the box, putting Lisa and Amy on the block. Danielle tells the nominees that she has delegated the responsibility to Jason and is allowing the "man of the House to make the decision." After the ceremony, Lisa admits she's nervous, even though she feels she has an "unspoken agreement" with Danielle and Jason. Danielle says that she would prefer Lisa to stay, but if she gets mixed signals from her, she wouldn't mind seeing her go. With the decision in Jason's hands, Danielle reminds that they work together and make all of their decisions together. With no more Veto Power to save them, Lisa and Amy are the two nominees.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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