Big Brother

Season 3 Episode 7

BB3 Ep #7: Danielle Wins Veto

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 24, 2002 on CBS
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JOSH, TONYA IN THE LINE OF FIRE With Lori first to leave the House, the other HouseGuests are feeling reflective. Chiara realizes with one person gone that the "game has started," and Roddy rationalizes Lori's departure by saying, "She had to go. She had no support." Marcellas feels conflicted about his vote, admitting he considered voting to evict Amy. The 5-4 vote got everyone in the House thinking, especially the members of the Group of Six, who are now aware that someone in their group hadn't voted with the rest. Chiara and Roddy try to figure out who betrayed the group, but Josh, the Group of Six member who voted outside the alliance, remains quiet. He confesses in the Diary Room that he had to vote to evict Amy based on his promise to Lori, and that he doesn't feel bad about that. NEW HOH, NEW STRATEGIES As the new Head of Household, Marcellas immediately implements a "No Strategy Conversations" policy, telling everyone to not approach him about whom he is going to nominate. This creates some anxiety among the other HouseGuests. "He worries me. I want him out," Eric says. Lisa says she's nervous that Marcellas will nominate her as revenge for her nomination of him last week. Marcellas declares that he doesn't have allegiance to anyone, since "everyone in the House has lied to me." He discusses with Danielle their distrust of Gerry, a sentiment shared by the others. Eric tells the group that Gerry will say anything to get on someone's good side. Lisa believes the "generation gap" has made Gerry an outcast. Of interest to the HouseGuests is the mask Gerry wears to help with his sleep apnea, an affliction that causes shortness of breath during sleep. The other HouseGuests call it the "Darth Vader mask." Josh makes fun of the noise the machine makes, but Eric says it does its job because it cuts down on Gerry's snoring. PEANUT BUTTER PAGEANT Perhaps with an appreciation for Tonya's body in mind, the girls decide to have a bikini contest, making bathing suits out of household items. Amy, with her beauty queen background, turns it into a pageant. Unfortunately, as the girls try their floral suits on, the strings holding them together break, so they smear peanut butter on their bodies to hold the pieces in place. Mostly naked, the girls strut in front of the guys in a manner which Gerry calls "a hoot," but Jason confesses makes him uncomfortable. When it's the guys' turn, they go all out. Jason wraps himself in straw left over from the last Luxury Competition, Eric wraps himself in lettuce leaves for a "tossed salad" motif, Gerry tries for a sumo wrestler's outfit using paper towels, and Roddy appears in a bathrobe and goggles, opening the robe to reveal a strategically placed photo of Marcellas. Amy declares Chiara and Roddy "Mr. and Mrs. BIG BROTHER," which is ironic considering the burgeoning romance between them. Roddy admits he has a "little crush" on Chiara, and they discuss whether or not they'd date outside the House, as well as things Chiara will need to do when she first meets Roddy's parents. During this under-the-covers conversation, they share their first kiss. FOOD COMPETITION After Eric declares the group's commitment to proper nutrition and Danielle leads them all through a workout, the next Food Competition blows all good intentions out of the water. Danielle and Roddy choose up teams: Danielle, Tonya, Eric, Gerry and Chiara on one team; Roddy, Josh, Jason, Amy and Lisa on the other. Both teams, with hands tied behind their backs, have to eat away at a massive house made of brownies. Water and milk are available both to help wash down the food and to add weight. The team that collectively gains the most weight in 15 minutes wins the Competition. The losers are stuck with PB and J for the week. All the HouseGuests are weighed before the Competition, then again afterwards to see how much weight they've gained. Roddy quietly tells his team to drink the milk and water provided, since that will add more weight. As the Competition starts, his team does just that. Jason pushes brownie around to make it look like he's eating it, but really he's drinking all his water and Chiara's as well. After the final weigh-in, Roddy's team wins the Competition, with Jason packing on the most pounds (5.2!). Josh is disqualified from the contest for using his hands to sneak brownies into his pants and pants pockets, which prompts Marcellas to call him "the vilest human being ever" and lament that people use "avarice and greed" to get ahead in the world. After the Competition, Josh approaches Marcellas in the HoH room and, assuming that Marcellas will nominate him, tries to convince Marcellas to nominate Gerry as well and "let the chips fall where they may." He also offers his word to Marcellas that if he's not evicted, he'll never nominate or vote to evict Marcellas down the road. NOMINATIONS While Marcellas and Josh move further apart, Amy and Marcellas have struck up a close and unlikely friendship. Lisa says it's because "opposites attract," and that they can "share beauty secrets." Josh confronts Danielle about her alignment with Gerry, feeling that Gerry revealed himself to be a racist with his Veto speech. Danielle won't discuss her alliances, but will discuss her suspicions of the power Josh wields in the House. Josh backpedals, saying he doesn't have any power, and claims that he never suggested Marcellas as a nominee in the first week, even though he was first to suggest him to the group. With his nominations pending, Marcellas worries about the threat Roddy represents, but Lisa and Eric are worried they might be in danger. Preparing the nomination box, Marcellas says he nominated every person in his head, then thought about their good and bad qualities while deciding whether to nominate them for real. With the box ready, he gathers the HouseGuests and tells them that to him, the game is about "honor, kindness, integrity and responsibility," and that he wants to be able to look everyone in the face when the game is over. Marcellas nominates Josh and Tonya for eviction. To Josh he says, "It's no secret we've had problems since Day One" and calls Josh's behavior in the House "disruptive." Regarding Tonya's nomination, Marcellas apologizes and says that somebody has to be "the pawn." Tonya takes the news well, and although Josh is reserved immediately after the nomination, he later says Gerry and Marcellas don't live in reality.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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