Thursday, September 10, 2009

Big Brother - Season 11, Episode 28 Recap

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost finished with the eleventh season of Big Brother. It seems like just a few days ago that people such as Chima, Ronnie, Casey, and Laura’s gigantic breasts first appeared on our televisions screens.

We’re now down to the final three, and I must admit that I’m ready for the season to end. Not that there hasn’t been some entertainment this season. We’ve had a steady stream of live evictions that were memorable and unpredictable. Even the Tuesday episodes, traditionally the trash bin of silly filler, have had enough material to allow producers to edit them into precise stories that outshine the typical CSI garbage that fills their lineup.

Yet, it’s time to put the show to rest, as the finalists may be the most boring in the show’s history. Yeah, Kevin gives good diary room commentary, and Jordan’s naivety is good for a laugh or two. As for Natalie…um, I can’t think of anything entertaining about her. Sorry, Gnat fans.

But the last few days have been snooze fests on the feeds. Jordan sits outside and tries to memorize the alphabet, Kevin worries about which hoody matches his nerd shirt, and Natalie pats herself on the back for being the most loyal, honest person in the world. I don’t know how anybody can sit through more than a few minutes of this drivel.

At least tonight, CBS is keeping us in the dark as to what’s going to happen. We know that we’ll see tape of Tuesday’s round of the final HOH competition, and we’re supposed to also see round two. Other then that, we have no clue. There are rumors the last expulsion won’t happen until the finale, or that we may actually have a live show on Sunday (I doubt that one, though, since it’s the first NFL Sunday). It will be interesting to see just what CBS has planned for us tonight.

So let’s get started. Oooh, all three are officially lasting until finale night. Interesting. But after that announcement, Julie takes us to where we left off last Tuesday with Natalie, Jordan, and Kevin perched on a giant, rolling log.

This is not exactly exciting material. They’re all shocked by the introduction of the “elements”, and they all babble about how it’s so important they win. Natalie thanks Kevin for sticking to his word, and they flash back to Michelle’s eviction. Kevin goes on about how it was such a “huuuuuuuuuuge” decision. Um, sure. For the second time in two minutes, we hear Jordan babble about how she’s alone in the house. Natalie gloats, but the other two sort of ignore her. “Evil is gone.” Ugh.

Back to the competition, and Natalie is still babbling about Michelle. She needles Jordan about how Michelle can now hang out with Jeff, but Jordan says it doesn’t faze her. “You’re a little instigator.”

The log stops, and the rain begins. We hear Kevin complain again about the cold. Enough. Oooooh, Natalie almost falls, but swings around on her rope and saves herself. Jordan now whines about the “wind”…and then the “real” snow. “Can you torture me anymore?”

After three hours, Natalie starts egging the others to drop. Kevin says that he’s going until the sun rises, but Natalie counters he might as well just drop. She then whispers to Jordan that Kevin’s hand is starting to shake, and that if Jordan falls she’ll drop five minutes later. Natalie adds in the diary room that she’s just playing with Jordan to make her take her if she miraculously wins HOH.

Jordan complains that she’s cold, and Kevin sees that as an opportunity. He tells her to shiver so that she’ll warm up, knowing that it would distract here enough to drop. Sure enough, she falls. “I sort of zoned out because it went forward. I’d say it was a five hundred thousand dollar mistake.” Natalie and Kevin smiled at each other, knowing that their plan is working.

After a bit more self-congratulatory babbling, bickering, and a promise to take her to the finals (as they had promised a few days before), Natalie finally drops. This despite the fact that Kevin says in the diary room that his word means nothing in this house. “I hope this move pays off for me in the end”, says Natalie right before they show her jump. Thank God that’s over.

When we return from commercials, it’s time for Julie to chat with the final three. She informs them that all three of them will make it to finale night. They all yell “what?” over and over. Tonight will be part two of the HOH competition, and part three will be on finale night. The jury questioning will then happen immediately before the vote.

Now it’s time for Jeff to enter the jury house. They all hope that it’s Jeff coming in, and that they hope Kevin survives. Russell asks how he’ll handle Natalie if she’s evicted, and he babbles about how he’ll treat her respect. Ugh. Lydia explains that Natalie has a lot of explaining to do. Oh Lord.

Russell again says he hopes that it’s Jeff coming in, and they all jump for joy to see that it is indeed Jeff. Jeff says coming into the jury house was “nerve wracking”, and Lydia is happy to hear that Kevin backstabbed him. Russell says it’s “validation” that Jeff got burned by Kevin. Jessie can’t wait to inform Jeff that Natalie is 24, and surprisingly they all agree that she has survived by riding on everybody’s coattails.

They then watch the video as Lydia continues on needling Jeff. Jessie notes that Natalie “doesn’t even try”, and Lydia babbles more about how she doesn’t like her. Jeff says he thinks Jordan and Michelle will be the final two. Oh Lord, Jeff.

After commercials, Julie interviews “four of the best players in Big Brother history”. Hmmm, I don’t know if I agree with that assessment, but it is nice to see Janelle, Danielle, and Dick. I could live without Mike Boogie, but whatever. Dick is asked what he did with his prize money, and he says he’s “still playing with it”. Boogie “treated” himself to a Bentley, and kisses Julie’s ass with a baby gift.

They move on to game play. Danielle says that Natalie has played the best game because she “has lied really well”, and “gotten Kevin to do her dirty work”. Janelle says the worst move of the season was Jeff getting rid of Russell. Boogie says the best move of the game was Jeff got rid of Jessie, and Natalie and Kevin’s lie to get rid of Russell. Dick agrees with this.

They move on to Chima, and Boogie agrees that she should have been kicked out but says that people should give her a break because being in the house is very stressful. Dick says she lost sight of the end goal when she lost her mind. He’s clearly not a fan of this year’s final three.

Julie asks who they think is going to win - Boogie, Dick, and Janelle all say it will be Kevin. Danielle babbles about how women can only win if they’re sitting next to each other in the finals. I don’t know if I buy that. Wow, that segment wasn’t as entertaining as I thought it would be.

We move on to part two of the final HOH competition between Jordan and Natalie. The game is called “Heads Will Roll”, and the goal is to put balls with the HOH’s name on them in the correct order. Poor Jordan is not going to do well in this.

Natalie starts by getting all of the balls out. Oh wait, not all of them. She starts rolling them up, but is struggling. She ends the two minutes with five correct answers. I‘m surprised she didn‘t do better, but I predict that Jordan only gets two.

Too bad we have to sit through one more commercial break to get to Jordan’s turn. How is a girl who can’t remember what she had for breakfast possibly remember the order of HOH’s? She also grabs a handful of different balls first, and starts rolling them in, but spends too much time watching the balls instead of grabbing more. At the one minute mark, she does have four, and ties Natalie with five. OMG, she just beat her!!! Wow, she got nine out of ten!!! I can’t wait to see Natalie’s reaction.

Ah, Julie just confirmed that America will be the tie-breaking vote thanks to Chima’s departure from the game. Too bad that they’re making this as confusing as possible, as there are different numerical choices based on who makes the final two.

Kevin appears to be the most nervous to find out who won this round, and is shocked to discover that Jordan won! Jordan’s reaction? “I’m sweating.” She says she’s up for the challenge, and Natalie babbles that she should have won because she knows “everything” that has happened in the house. Yep, make it about yourself, you twit.

And that’s it for tonight!

One final note. I’m not going to bother recapping Sunday’s clip show, as they’re always basically unwatchable. So I’ll see you on Tuesday to see who wins a half million bucks!


Unknown said...

Nice recap Scott- thanks

Scott said...

Thank you!

bish said...

Just a few points.

-If Jordan's jaw dropped anymore this year it's going to separate from the rest of her face. You can't just spring stuff on her like that!

-Jeff has confirmed to everyone that he had/has no clue on what's going on game wise.

-I agree that the segment with the former HG's was a pretty big waste. They just reiterated the same things everyone has been saying all season.

-Was anyone actually surprised that not only was Natalie terrible at the game, but she had no idea about the dates?

I kind of hope Jordan doesn't win the last part of the HOH because it's pretty much a toss up for who she would take. I wonder if we'll see Kevin finally start selling out Natalie for the next couple days. Should be interesting. Especially watching Natalie completely unravel.

Things are kind of bittersweet right now. I'll miss watching the show and coming on here and chatting about all things Big Brother. But this season has been pretty mediocre on a whole and some days it feels like it can't end fast enough.

AName said...

Yea Bish, Jeff or Jordan didnt have a clue. It is no way that Jeff should havent at least been in final 4. Like I said, after the initial coup d'etat move on Jesse, and Jeff controlling the house, the rest of his guidance was juvenile at best, from getting rid of lydia to his last move before he got kicked out

I think if Jordan wins, she will probably take Natalie but im not really sure about Kevin. He sales the opposite pretty good and hes hard to read. Jordans logic to Kevin didnt make much sense at all to me with all the 50/50 stuff and I could tell Kevin was not buying it

AName said...

Yea Bish, Jeff or Jordan didnt have a clue. It is no way that Jeff should havent at least been in final 4. Like I said, after the initial coup d'etat move on Jesse, and Jeff controlling the house, the rest of his guidance was juvenile at best, from getting rid of lydia to his last move before he got kicked out

I think if Jordan wins, she will probably take Natalie but im not really sure about Kevin. He sales the opposite pretty good and hes hard to read. Jordans logic to Kevin didnt make much sense at all to me with all the 50/50 stuff and I could tell Kevin was not buying it

My personal feeling is with Kevin and Jordan being the type of people you can be swayed one way or the other, The DR sessions will take over heavily now and Natalie will be sent home packing.

bish said...

I don't think Kevin will be swayed that easily per say, but it wouldn't surprise me one bit if Natalie somehow strong armed him into believe that taking her would give him the better shot at winning.
But taking his DR entries with a grain of salt he does seem to fully understand that Natalie has a lot of support in the jury house and he would be the underdog if he was sitting beside her in the final 2.
Like I said it will be interesting to see how Kevin handles this week. If he's going to slowly plant seeds of doubt about Natalie to Jordan.

AName said...

Well you may be right but if Kevin takes Jordan, Jordan wins the money from americas vote too. Kevin may be in trouble either way he goes. Jeff and Michelle will go with Jordan and if Kevin dumps Natalie off, Natalie will not vote for him and america will vote for Jordan for sure.

Kevins best move may be to throw it to Jordan after convincing Jordan to take himself and get rid of Natalie but that is taking a big big chance.

Scott said...

I'm really not looking forward to the self-important speeches we're going to hear on Tuesday...Natalie being one if she isn't taken to the finals.

lmanson said...

I really hope that if Jordan wins she doesn't take Natalie... I think she might have a better chance against Kevin since the Jury is totally fickle from one minute to the next!

AName said...

"But taking his DR entries with a grain of salt he does seem to fully understand that Natalie has a lot of support in the jury house and he would be the underdog if he was sitting beside her in the final 2".

Yea Kevin and Natalie was talking about their Dr sessions last night. They was talking about how they always ask them to make pros and cons qoutes about certain people so I wouldnt play to much into that DR session Bish. Thye show us the side that makes us have hope(lol). Kevin was talking about how he was getting mad because they always wanted you to say something good about Jeff like how great of a person he was.
And I remember jeff and Jordan saying earlier how they would try to get them to not send Russell home. I mean i can understand the DR sessions for editing purposes but telling people who to keep when they can see whats going to happen is pure bullshit. They knew Kevin and Natalie was going to send Jeff home if they got HOH so they didnt want Jeff to put himself in that position.

I think this crew have talked more about their DR sessions than any group of houseguest before and i think you will see a lot more of it in the future too

Richard said...

It's easy to vote on for your choice. I picked for all except the Jordan/Gnat sceanario then Jordan all the way. VOTE!

CZ said...

Did you notice that Lydia was wearing Jessie's pants?

I think that if we want Kevin and Jordan as F2, Kevin better win that last HOH comp. I think Kevin will take Jordan, not so sure that Jordan would take Kevin. Actually I think he will win taking either Jordan or Nat.

I DO NOT want Nat in that F2.

bish said...

I haven't been watching the feeds, but from what I've gathered reading Joker's it seems like Kevin is pretty poised to be in the final 2 with Jordan, while still buttering up Natalie to try and secure her vote. That's just what I've interpreted from the types of conversations and the comments people have made about them.

Like Aname suggested yesterday Kevin's best move might be to throw the final HOH to Jordo and let her get rid of Natalie, letting him save face. That's a huge gamble though because Jordan is such a wild card. And if I was him I'd rather secure myself 50,000 and just hope the jury questioning goes well, rather than bet 500,000 dollars on Jordan taking me to the finals.
And a silver lining for Kevin, if he does decide to back stab Natalie she won't have a couple days to spread her vitrol to the jury house.

AName said...
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AName said...

Yea Kevin, hes basically saying the same things he said to Natalie during the time he got rid of Jeff and Michelle but then he goes right back and tells Natalie shit too. You really cant get a real read on him but i personally think he will loose to Jordan too.

Most people are just wishing that Kevin take Jordan and buying into all the garbage that hes telling Jordan. Dont forget hes telling Natalie the same things that he been saying before too. Hes definitely not buying into Jordans 50/50 scenarios because they dont make sense.

And hes a hard read, you never know which way hes really going;

My gut feeling tells me that hes going to lose the half a million which ever way he goes

And yea you are right Bish but once again, he has Jeff and Michelles vote in the jury house already and if he gets rid of Natalie, she will not vote for him and he still gets 50,000 because its no way america will vote for him even though we all, including the formal houseguest know he deserves it