'Big Brother 11' Recap: Make Like a Banana and Split
'Big Brother 11' Recap: Make Like a Banana and Split
I see a bad moon rising, I see trouble on the way.  That's my mantra for this season of Big Brother, as week after week the HoH acts like Fredo and breaks my heart.
Now comes yet another dagger with the week 3 Power of Veto.  Last year the Power of Veto was used only three times during the whole season.  Now Big Brother 11 has started with three consecutive uses of the PoV.  It seems like in the Big Brother house, the safest place to be at the start of the week is in one of the nominations seats.

Post nominations, Michele and Jordan aren't entirely confident in their status as pawns.  Jordan had better get used to it, because she's a permanent pawn in this game.  Jeff tells her this exact thing and wants her to stop having a pity party.  They still think the plan is to backdoor Ronnie, but Jessie has other things on his mind, because Ronnie has yet to hose him.  Wait, did I just write that Jessie has things on his mind?  My mistake.

Jessie, Natalie and Ronnie have a slumber party where the HoH and his ice queen promise that Ronnie is safe this week.  Jessie compares Ronnie to a convicted felon, but Jessie trusts felons for some reason.  I'm guessing it's because many of them have posters of him posing on their cell walls.

Jessie then goes about convincing the entire house that Ronnie isn't a threat because he won't go after any of them.  Sadly, they all fall for this.  Don't they realize that if, God forbid, Ronnie wins HoH next week, this only leaves Jeff and Jordan, and if one of them won PoV, he would HAVE to go after one of the off-beats or jocks?

Equally pathetic is that the jocks are still all in the house, but Jessie somehow manages to convince Kevin and Lydia that weakening their clique by backdooring Casey is a good idea, and that Michele going home is an acceptable loss for Chima.  I'm pretty sure if they told the same thing to Jessie and Natalie about Russell, he wouldn't listen.  Hell, as long as the clique is safe, Jessie's dream HoH next week is probably Jeff.

The HGs are bored, which leads to a juvenile game of Truth or Dare.  Kevin is dared to cuddle with Jessie for 10 seconds.  Ronnie is then dared to give Casey a 20-second hug.  I'm not sure which one is more awkward or less desirable.  It all seems light-hearted for Russell and Natalie, but Casey is only suspicious that suddenly they're all buddy-buddy with Ronnie.  Uh-oh, if history has taught us anything, it's that signs of intelligent life must be immediately destroyed in the Big Brother house.

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-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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