Big Brother: Lydia Joins Jessie in the Jury House
The fallout of Jeff's coup d'etat, and Hiro-Chima's (thank you, Kevin) expulsion had Lydia actively campaigning for eviction. It was almost endearing to see her throw in the BB towel in a poorly disguised campaign to rejoin her man. Unlike Chima, who acted up to get thrown out of the house, Lydia's behavior fell neatly within the parameters of the game. She wasn't out to anger producers; she just wanted the rest of the cast to send her to Jessie. Mission accomplished, but there's a catch!
In a late-night game between Kevin, Natalie and Lydia that resembled Truth or Dare, Lydia waxed poetic about her tryst with Jessie. Natalie's response said it all. "Ewww!" she wailed into her bedcovers, "That's gross!" Fed-up and feisty, Kevin had something to say. "Jessie was playing both of you females. I'm sorry," he said, then turning to Natalie, "You were plan A, and Lydia was plan B!"
With their eyes now opened, Lydia and Natalie had a pow-wow that ended with Natalie saying, "Okay guys, we found out that Jessie is actually an ---hole! We're glad he's gone."
But the damage had been done, and Lydia soon found herself sitting in front of Julie Chen, vowing that Jessie would be in need of some ice packs. If there isn't a Jury House After Dark, now is the time to start one.
Meanwhile, Kevin planted a seed of doubt in Jeff and Jordan's alliance with Russell. The "Fabulous One" (just ask him) fabricated a conversation between the Love Muscle and Michele that had them forming an alliance and gunning for Jeff next week.
Perhaps most telling of this week's BB insanity is the fact that Kevin's contrived conversation involving Michele and Russell actually took place. Russell, who seems to have forgotten that Jeff and Jordan have saved him (twice!), considered the playing field level once again with all bets (and alliances) off.
"If Jordan wanted to make a move," Russell later said, "it was going to be right now. She should have taken out either myself, or Michele." --Reagan Alexander
Tell us: Will Lydia actually be able to stay mad at Jessie? Did the group make a mistake by keeping the stronger player, Natalie, in the house? What do you think of Kevin's unexpected gameplay?Sonja Flemming/CBS; John P. Filo/CBS
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