Big Brother Recap: And Then There Were Two
09/15/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT
And then there were two. With the always feisty Colonel out of the BB house, what better way to celebrate the walkup to the season 10 finale than with dinner and a clip show?
The Renegades Reminisce: An alliance that started out with an adolescent nickname and an annoying secret handshake had actually secured both Renegades a seat at the money-winner's table. After Memphis and Dan were treated to a celebratory meal, replete with enough champagne and beer to make the two conniving pals actually start to miss their ousted housemates. Dan began the meal with what must be the Renegades' creed. "God," he said, addressing the Big Man upstairs, "Thank you for the Renegades, and pushing us through to the end. We'll do our best to make you proud. Amen." We question whether God actually watches Big Brother (may he just Tivo's it). Ode to the Colonel: "You gotta give the old guy credit," Dan said when Memphis raised the question of which houseguest was the hardest to shake. So then came Jerry's requisite highlights reel, starting with his groping of a willing April in week 1, and the subsequent confessional which stands to win creepiest exclamation in BB history: "April's boobs are very real! They are very, very real!' Then there was the never-before-seen footage of Jerry's freestyle rap, which led Ollie to dub the rhythm-challenged 75 year old, "The Funk Master Colonel."
There Can Be Only One: With their victory feast finished, Dan and Memphis wandered around the now-empty house, letting the memories (read: BB highlights reel) of the past three months wash over them. With their trip down memory lane finally coming to a close, Dan and Memphis turned to Tuesday's finale, where after weeks of meticulous colluding, only one Renegade was to be left standing.
"A half-a-million dollars may come down to how we answer their questions," Dan said to Memphis. "And who's a better speaker, the Catholic schoolteacher or the mixologist?" A still-giddy Memphis responded, "May the best man win." But behind the secure walls of the confessional, the individual Renegades revealed their true feelings. "Dan's pissed off a lot of ," Memphis said. "I have a good chance at winning." But apparently those Renegade roots run deep. Memphis added: "I'm not gonna bad mouth Dan. We're gonna be men about it."
Dan, however, seemed to be going into the finale with a take-no-prisoners mentality. "If Memphis thinks I'm gonna ease up on him," the schoolteacher stated, "he's kidding himself." He added: "The Renegades have made it to the end. However only one person is going to win half-a-million dollars. If that means I throw Memphis under the bus, you better believe I'm going to do it." --Reagan Alexander
Tell us: How do you think the Jury House will vote? Can the conniving Dan win the grand prize or has he made too many enemies?
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