Big Brother

Season 3 Episode 30

BB3 Ep #30

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 19, 2002 on CBS
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The Jason and Danielle alliance is close to paying off. With Jason holding the only vote for eviction, he'll determine who goes to the Final Three in the House. After that, the winner of the final HoH Competition will determine the last two HouseGuests standing. Jason says that his alliance with Danielle has lasted for 10 weeks, and he isn't going to change his approach now. He adds that if someone else wins the next Competition, he plans on pushing them to take Danielle instead of him. Lisa, despite being nominated, is planning for her future in the game as well. She doesn't think she can beat Jason in the final vote and thinks she has a better chance against Danielle. Lisa has also started to piece together the puzzle that is the Jason and Danielle alliance. She says that she thinks the fact that Danielle didn't nominate Jason was suspicious and realizes that, if they were together, they would need a third person to advance to the end, which is why Danielle has been looking out for her the last few weeks. On the other hand, Amy tells the others in the hot tub that she's glad there are "no alliances" left in the House. Earlier she had also said that if she wins the next HoH, she plans on keeping Danielle because she wants Danielle to win the game. With all the power in Jason's hands, Lisa and Amy appear to be taking Danielle's advice when she suggested that since all three of them were single, they should do "whatever" to secure his vote. Jason says that there has been some flirtation in the air, and that the girls have been "working it" to stay in the game. Amy coaxes a kiss out of Jason in the Storage Room, and Lisa innocently kisses him before going to bed. Unfazed by the new attention, Jason realizes that he's in the catbird seat and is looking to move his agenda forward. He says he's not planning on taking someone he thinks he can beat to the end, but will take Danielle, no matter what, to fulfill his promise to her. To those ends, Jason and Danielle indicate they plan on evicting Lisa. Danielle says, "I love Lisa, but we gotta take her out." Jason agrees, saying, "there is no plan B." With only four people to talk to, Host Julie Chen talks to the man with all the power, asking Jason how he feels. Jason says he feels "horrible" because he loves both Amy and Lisa and doesn't want to have to pick between them. Julie follows up by asking him if all the flirting has affected his decision. Jason smiles and says that he "can't kiss and tell." Lisa tells Julie that her recent web chat was "amazing and overwhelming," particularly the fact that Eric made the extra effort to sign on and talk to her. Finally, Amy tells Julie that she wouldn't have kept the secret of her phone call victory in the last Luxury Competition for very long, even if the others hadn't figured out she was the one who took the deal. After Amy's declaration that there are no more alliances in the House, Danielle and Jason recall how their grouping came about. Jason says that sometime during Week One of the game, they decided to work together to make it to the end. Danielle says that early on, she felt like a target because no one came to her with any offers to be in an alliance. Some things in the House that they weren't a part of broke their way, allowing them to gain power. Amy's return from eviction and subsequent targeting of Chiara for eviction helped them get rid of one of the strongest players in the game and also weakened Roddy, another strong competitor. Danielle tells Lisa that she only got this far in the game because people "underestimated" her. Despite not being in a strong alliance, Lisa and Amy are in the Final Four as well. Lisa says she thinks "patience" was a key to her survival, while Amy says "a sense of humor" helped get her this far. Julie talks to Danielle alone in the HoH room. There Danielle tells her that she's thrown "at least 8" previous HoH Competitions, but truly competed last week to protect Jason. Danielle adds that she threw the previous Competitions because she knew she wouldn't be able to nominate Roddy without breaking a promise to him, and was content to let other people do it. Finally, Danielle says that she's "never doubted" her alliance with Jason and that she's "confident" Jason will return loyal to her until the end. In anticipation of next week's final vote, BIG BROTHER checks in with some of the evictees to get their impressions of what they've seen. Lori says that even though she was the first one out of the House, she had a "great adventure" in Cancun and was happy to get home to her family. She did, however, express surprise that Roddy was one of the people who voted against her. Tonya says that it was exciting to get back to seeing her kids, but bristled a bit at some of the in-Housecriticism she received. "I do have a wild side," she says, "but first and foremost, I'm a mom." She adds that she's "glad [she] ripped Amy's ass, and Marcellas's too," but thinks that Danielle is "the most conniving, deceitful person ever." Eric's family treats him to a "gourmet" peanut butter and jelly meal, while the rest of them enjoy lasagna. Eric reports that due to a miscommunication, he's been suspended for two weeks from his job as a fireman, but has the support of his coworkers and family. Roddy, hanging out in Las Vegas, says that people keep coming up to him and giving him tips on the game, even though he's (obviously) not in the House anymore. Roddy also has some enmity for Danielle, saying that with her secret alliance with Jason, he finds it ironic she branded him as a "master manipulator." He adds that he doesn't think he'll ever forget the numerous times that Danielle referred to him as the devil behind his back. Just before casting his eviction vote, Jason tells Lisa and Amy that he feels like he's in a "tough position," but also a "position of safety." He votes to evict Amy, but promises her that he'll still be her date for the Fair. Amy understands and hugs everybody before leaving the House. In the studio, Amy and Julie reconnect like old friends. Amy tells Julie that she never expected to be in the Final Four, and despite her strong showing in the game, she never expected to take home the money. Julie asks her if she still feels that the House is alliance-free and Amy tells her that she does, saying that the last week was "very clean" and couldn't have been that way if people were trying to backstab each other. After Julie tells her about the Jason-Danielle alliance, Amy says she's "not disappointed" and that the deception only proves to her how smart a player Danielle is, adding that she's pulling for Danielle to take home the Grand Prize. After her interview is over, Amy is reunited with her mother and her little dog Buckie, who she's pined for since she first went into the House. To determine the final Head of Household, Danielle, Lisa and Jason will have to go through a three-part competition. The winner of Round One gets a bye directly to Round Three, with the two runners-up going head-to-head in Round Two. The Round Two winner will face the Round One winner in Round Three to determine the ultimate winner. Julie instructs the three HouseGuests, now changed into their swimsuits, to enter the backyard. There they find a full-sized above-ground swimming pool, with their keys tied to three different ladders. Anchored to each of the ladders are inflatable boats for the HouseGuests to climb into. From there, they paddle into the center of the pool, where they put their keys into the Nomination Box. The object of the game is to hold onto their keys as long as possible. Whichever HouseGuest outlasts the other two wins Round One and is one step closer to controlling the game. To make things more difficult, Julie informs us that "BIG BROTHER has made a deal with Mother Nature and a storm is moving in." On cue, wind kicks up in the backyard, followed by thunder and lightning. Finally, a hard, cold rain starts to fall on the HouseGuests. Almost immediately, Jason starts to shiver and calls out for some chicken soup. The Competition ends in a cliffhanger, to be resolved on Saturday.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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