'Big Brother 11' Recap: Kevin and Lydia's Not-So-Egg-cellent Adventure
'Big Brother 11' Recap: Kevin and Lydia's Not-So-Egg-cellent Adventure
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Chima has nominated Russell and Lydia for purely for personal reasons, Jeremy Piven stopped by to promote his latest movie and Jeff is the super secret Wizard who can do whatever he wants this Thursday.  So basically, it's just another average week in the Big Brother house.

But what's a week without crazy, irrational behavior?  Enter Kevin and Lydia, the bipolar version of Duckie and Andie from Pretty in Pink.  In this Power of Veto episode, both Kevin and Lydia acted as insane as possible, and it's up to me to figure out who's right, or to be more accurate, who's the least wrong.

First, the set-up.  With Lydia nominated, she picked her BFF Kevin to compete in the Veto competition to try to win and take her off the block.  After a painfully long and boring egg-related challenge, Kevin did win, and so, in any logical sense, everything worked out as planned.

Not so fast.  It seems Kevin has second thoughts about using the PoV because, for some reason, he thinks it will make people target him.  If he's so confident that no one is voting to evict Lydia, then why does he think taking her off the block would make him a target?  Somehow, that question never comes up.

Later, the two BFFs have a conversation and here's essentially how it went down:

Lydia: I would use the PoV on you, but if you don't want to use it on me, fine, whatever, I don't care.

Kevin: Don't you understand, by keeping you on the block, I'm making sure you don't go home.

Lydia: That makes less sense than my attraction to Jessie.

Kevin: OK, fine, if you're going to be all super-beeyotchy about this, then I'll use it.

Lydia: Oh no, I wouldn't want you to do me anything you don't want me to do.

Kevin: Ugh, you're putting me in a hard position.

Michael Scott: That's what he said.

Kevin: Should I save my best friend and put myself in danger, or do nothing and stay beloved by everyone else?

Me (Yelling at the TV): You're a floater and you are not safe at all.  No one cares if you stay or go, which is the only reason you haven't gone yet!


Power of Veto Ceremony:

Chima thinks the PoV winner should respect the HoH's wishes, which I'm sure is exactly what she'd say if she were nominated and Natalie won PoV.

Lydia thinks her sugar bear should use the PoV on her, because their super duper best friends forever.

Kevin is worse than Hamlet, because on the one hand, he could save his only true friend in the house, the only person who would definitely never nominate him.  On the other hand, he can not use it and win Chima's trust, at least for this week.

In the end, Kevin does the wrong thing and does not use the PoV.  However, thanks to Marcellas, this is only the second dumbest thing a gay man has done with the Power of Veto.



-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image courtesy of CBS)

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