Big Brother

Season 3 Episode 9

BB3 Ep #9

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 27, 2002 on CBS
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THE ODD COUPLE GETS NOMINATED After his narrow escape from eviction Thursday night, Josh is feeling "shocked" that he's still in the House. Amy has no regrets about Tonya's departure, saying, "I was glad to see her go." Chiara, on the other hand, is very upset that Tonya was evicted, saying she was her closest friend in the House and that now she's "going to get lonely." Based on the vote count, Josh knows that Lisa voted to evict him, but that Jason gave him his support, lending credibility to Josh's theory that the "women can't be trusted." Marcellas, Josh's sworn enemy, says he is "somewhat let down" because Josh is still in the House, even though they have made a tenuous peace. Chiara has negative feelings toward Marcellas for Tonya's eviction, feeling he shouldn't have nominated her in the first place. Danielle justifies her vote against Tonya by saying she doesn't "respect her as a mother," but what really clinched her eviction were the two fights she had with Marcellas and Amy. As new HoH, Roddy thinks this week is a "freebie" for him, but Danielle has targeted him as the biggest threat in the game. Eric is comfortable with Roddy in charge, calling him his "#1 ally," and Chiara also feels safe because of their blooming romance. However, as a result of her argument with Chiara, Amy thinks she may be nominated if Chiara pushes Roddy to do so. Marcellas is also nervous, thinking that Chiara may convince Roddy to nominate him as punishment for evicting her best friend. Despite the growing paranoia, Roddy says his decision will be based on the "fine line between strategy and personal feelings." He makes a deal to keep Gerry safe this week in exchange for Gerry watching his back down the line, but tells Eric that he's getting fed up with Josh's paranoid approach to the game. "People are starting to defect from their deals," Roddy says, "I'm playing for the last week of the game." EXERCISE AND PHILOSOPHY Danielle has grown comfortable in her role as the "Ab Sergeant," running the HouseGuests through daily exercise routines. Gerry does his exercises in the swimming pool, including laps, despite the fact that it takes only two strokes to cross the pool. Gerry claims to have "decent abs under this fat," and Eric commends him on his efforts, saying it's obvious that Gerry has already lost weight since he arrived. When not exercising, the HouseGuests spend a lot of time listening to Roddy discourse learnedly on a variety of subjects. "He definitely got a lot more out of college than I did," comments Eric. Lisa hopes Roddy can prove to people that it's possible to have book smarts and still be sexy. Danielle is most impressed by the fact that Roddy still maintains a raunchy sense of humor with his intellect. Jason says he's like an older brother, alternately picking on him and protecting him. Marcellas confesses a "crazy crush on him," and says that his dream is to win the game and have Roddy write his biography. LOVE IS IN THE AIR In addition to her romance with Roddy, Chiara finds time to remain affectionate with Jason. Amy says their flirtation "gets on her nerves," but Jason is very comfortable with their arrangement. Chiara can embarrass him greatly, but also says the most "wonderful, amazing" things that make him very happy. He calls her a "friend forever." When Danielle asks if his bride must be a virgin like he is, he looks at Chiara and says he'd be able to marry someone who wasn't a virgin, even if she'd made the same mistake over and over. Eric and Lisa have also joined the ranks of House Couple, as their attraction to each other heats up. Eric indicates he wants to see her outside the House when the game is over. Lisa says she came into the House "anti-male," but that Eric has changed her mind. For his part, Eric calls her a "sweetheart, a lovable kind of girl." Their relationship advances to the physical level as they make out in bed, and both say they hope their parents don't see that part. FOOD COMPETITION When BIG BROTHER randomly provides the HouseGuests with a small two-person Batik game (dropping irregularly shaped puzzle pieces into a container, trying to fit as many pieces inside as possible), Eric notes that BIG BROTHER never gives them games like this without it meaning something, and he is right. The next Food Competition is a life-size Batik game in the backyard. Each of the Batik pieces represents a type of food they can win, based on whatever pieces they can fill the container with. Going first, Danielle picks Sweets, since it includes alcohol, angering Josh because the piece is so large. Eric drops in the cheese piece to make Amy happy. Jason tries to squeeze in snacks, but can't fit it into the full container. The HouseGuests cheer when they learn that among the items they have won for the week is Mystery Food, which turns out to be a daily catered lunch from Subway. Jason enthusiastically notes that since they didn't fit breads or vegetables in the container, this still provides them with their daily requirements. I HEAR THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP… Eric's sleep talking is a source of amusement for the rest of the HouseGuests, most notably Lisa, his bedmate. Danielle says that most people mumble in their sleep, but Eric has full conversations. Among his sleeping revelations are, "My tough toes tingle"; "Dang! Nice job guys"; and in a questioning tone, "Oh, oh really?" GERRY PONTIFICATES Gerry has a tendency to quote from a lot of different sources. "Gerry quotes from a lot of Shakespearean plays," Eric says, "I don't think he's making it up, but no one understands it." One of his more bizarre non sequiturs comes when he sticks his head into the bedroom while the girls are having a talk and intones, "If a man is alone in the forest and he says something, is he still wrong?" JOSH'S MODEST PROPOSAL Josh tells Roddy his newest theory about who needs to be evicted next. Since he knows Lisa voted against him, he feels the girls are voting outside the alliance they had formed. He wants Roddy to nominate Lisa as punishment, because "dissenters need to punished, not rewarded." Outside, Gerry arrives at the same conclusion and tells Marcellas that the next move should be to break up the couples in the House, starting with Eric and Lisa. Josh tells Amy the idea he floated to Roddy and says if he buys into it, Amy will be safe for at least the next two weeks. Josh thinks he has Amy under his thumb and can convince her to vote how he wants her to and to potentially nominate whom he wants. Roddy tells Eric he's getting fed up with Josh's suggestions and intimates he might nominate Josh himself. THE NOMINATION RITUAL As Roddy prepares the nomination box, he says that he's put a lot of thought into his nominations, and if his decision comes back to haunt him, he'll "have to live with that." At the nomination meeting, Roddy puts up Marcellas and Amy for eviction. To Amy he says she was nominated because she constantly puts herself ahead of other people in the Game and he didn't feel that she would give him what he needed. He explains that Marcellas was his other pick simply because Marcellas would have voted to keep Amy, and Roddy wanted to guarantee her eviction. Afterwards, Amy is upset that the nominations came down to "all about Amy, let's get her out." Marcellas is equally upset because in both the past two evictions the supposedly safe nominee has been evicted, and that's the position he finds himself in this week. Amy plans on making a strong showing in the next Veto Competition and using her power to save Marcellas, who would in turn work to save her.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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