"One Tin Horseman
Rides Away: Finale Night" - September 21
We started with 13, picked up another along the way, and
now there are two - Drew Daniel and Michael "Cowboy"
Ellis. In 60 minutes, an embittered jury - including a
pair of ousted twins, Drew's fair-weather girlfriend,
and the half-sister Michael never knew - will award one
of them $500,000. Welcome... to finale night.
We start with... a
thunderstorm, as the final juror enters the jury
house... That would be Diane, of course. No warning for
her, as she got "played like a spade." They all fault
Michael for flying under the radar (wait, that's a bad
thing?) as a strategy. They all laud Drew for sleeping
through the same game (wait... that's a good thing?).
Nakomis is still resentful for the blood-bond, not
totally realizing, although she has a new brother and
God bless her for it, that they were playing a game
(because, she's one of them jaded youths and stuff,
nevermind the fact that she would've done the same thing
if the shoe was on the other foot because in the end,
she's there for one reason: to win $500,000, same as
everyone else, and I'm sure she'll grow out of it... but
I digress). On the other hand, they do think that Cowboy
was honest for the past 82 days. "I don't think Cowboy
had enough sense to lie."
The in-house audience
awaits the arrival of the jury as they prepare to hear
Will: I have
nothing but love for both of you. I am split 50-50 up
here in the sequester house. Drew, I want you to look at
cowboy and I want you to tell me, using strategic cal
gaming reasons, why he does not deserve to win this
Drew: Wow. This is rough. Personal aside, cowboy,
I feel as though I've had to make more strategic
decision, some of them have helped you out a long the
way. I was HOH four times now. I just feel as though I
played this game as a player, I made stronger moves,
strategically, than you, Cowboy. I feel for those
reasons, will, that I should be picked in the number-one
spot instead of number two.
Natalie: I want
you to give me three very specific moves that you made
strategically to be where you are today in that chair.
Michael: Obviously you cannot play this game by
yourself. So being with the Four Horsemen, I think that
would be a huge strategy in this game. Winning the veto
would be one. And being myself. Not being fake, that
would be a strategy move I did make in this game by
Adria: For me, I
need to know why you should have my vote at the end.
Michael: If I win, I would love to start me a
dude ranch, and I want to give Chason the childhood that
I did not have. Of course, I would love to have your
vote, Adria. As a friend, I think that in this game, I
was very true to you, and I know Drew was, too.
Marvin: Early in the game, I distinctly remember
[Drew] saying that Diane was a trailer chick. You
wouldn't have anything to do with her outside of the
game and you were more into Lori. Do you think it's okay
to emotionally use and abuse someone to further yourself
in the game?
Drew: To be honest, Marvin, I don't remember
saying that. I will say I did not use or abuse Diane but
admit I said Lori was an attractive woman. I know for a
fact that after the show's over, with I'm totally
looking forward to hanging out with Diane, and hopefully
she does not hate me, and I hope that she can put game
and personal aside and not hold that against me.
Marvin: Question for world-famous Cowboy. You tried
to vote me out three out of four times I was on the
block. Is that because you are a racist liar or a lying
Michael: You know, in a way I was hoping you
would throw a racist question towards me. I have been
thinking about this. I'm not racist. The three out of
the four times I voted for one, you was going up against
Savage and Jase. And to me, I made agreements with them
before I made an agreement with you. That last time, I
voted because you was up against my sister. Again, I
have two wonderful black nephews, and I love every type
of race, Chinese, Japanese, I'm not racist. I would love
to, however, have a relationship with you outside this
Karen: Okay, here it is, drew: I feel directly
misled by you. And I just want to know why you couldn't
look at me, knowing the kind of person I am, and just
kind of burning me on the way out. I wanted to know why?
Drew: Out of all respect for you, I wish I would
have said right to your face, look, Karen, there is a
good chance of you going that week. I think the four of
us left in the house with you all felt bad after you
all the times that I did speak with you before I
nominated you, you never were surprised that you got put
up on the block. You could have told me no any of those
times, why didn't you?
Michael: I shouldn't have to tell you that it's
not okay. I guess that's where I went wrong. I'm sorry
for that, and you know, hopefully you can forgive me.
Diane: Why do you
think you deserve 500,000 dollars over drew next to you,
game purposes only?
Michael: Of course, you know, I didn't win no HOH
or nothing, but I have tried every competition left and
right except one Veto that I threw so you could save
Drew and myself in this game. I have worked my butt off
every competition, and that's my answer.
Diane: Okay, drew, you've talked about being the
most honest person in the world, but your good-bye
messages I didn't feel anything heartfelt, and I feel
like you don't see the same way about me. I am curious
where you stand there?
Drew: I want you to know, Diane, that I have
liked you and it seemed like we hit it off since if
beginning. I feel like I have feelings for you. I tried
to make that good-bye as heartfelt as I could. Sorry if
mine wasn't as heartfelt as you wanted it to be, but it
was from the heart. I'll be honest, I can't wait to see
you after this is over with. Hopefully you still feel
the same way about me.
Michael: I think
I should win "big brother 5" because I feel that the
first day I walked through that front door I played this
game being myself. I'm sorry, Marvin, you think I might
be racist and I'm not for no means. Nakomis, again, I'm
sorry, you know, because of my word, and I still want to
have a great relationship with you outside of this
house. I feel that whatever decision you make I will
respect it no matter what. And I do love you all.
Drew: All right, guys. I think that you should
pick me for the $500,000. I have prayed this game to the
best of my ability. I have been in situations where I
have had to take risk, make decision, make strategic
decision. I made a decision that broke my heart. And I
respect whatever you guys do, a decision is in your
hands. I just know that if I was in your shoes that I
would be evaluating us on how we played this game,
personal all aside. Thank you.
Heh. Will tripped. You
heard the arguments, now it's time to vote... And hey!
More trippy dialogue!
Michael, I want to say you guys were both awesome and
there is no right or wrong way to play this game.
Congratulations both. This is a hard decision, so I wish
you both good luck and I think you both have a bright
future ahead. So here it goes.
Natalie: Drew and Cowboy, I'd like to say
congratulations. I think this game is a game about
commitment and it's about living the game daily and how
to play it. Both you guys have within there and
communication is key throughout this game. I wish you
both good luck. And you both did great.
Karen: Thanks for making me miss my shopping
spree! You know, it's a tough game, and after my
emotional retardedness cleared up, you guys did play a
really good game, both of you played in your own way. I
consider you both winners either way. So here I go.
Marvin: Fellas, you know it ain't nothing
personal. You know I love you both like play cousins. I
have to cast a vote for the person I really think
deserves it. Nothing personal.
Diane: Congratulations, guys. You both deserve to
be there. Drew, I care about you more than anything in
the world. I told you we'd keep it separate. Cowboy, you
have never lied to me, with that said....
Nakomis: I want to say congratulations. You both
did play good games. Obviously you're in the final two.
So I just want you to know this is a hard decision.
There's only one thing that contributed to how I wound
Will: You're both have been great friends. You
both have such potential. I want to say congratulations
to you both. I want both of you to use your money to
make a difference, so this was a very hard decision to
me, but I know I made the right one.
The votes are locked;
they cannot be changed. Now we have some time left, so
why not bring in the first five evictees to tell the
jury what was going down. We learn that a) Marvin and
Will weren't really THAT cool (tee hee), b) Savage
extended an olive branch, and Jase isn't really willing
to let go of Holly's hand to take it, c) Holly extends a
flower, but isn't willing to be friends to Diane, d)
Karen backstabbed everyone, e) the Santa Monica Van Boys
was a front, and f) Diane was the best player
Enough of that, after 82
days of *hums the first season theme*, it's time to
reveal. The vote to win is four.
sure enough, it comes down to Will... "And the winner of
Big Brother 5... DREW DANIEL!" As the two of them
continue to exchange man-hugs, they're invited to join
the other houseguests outside of the house. Derw wants
to head out to Oklahoma to party with Michael, while
Michael wants to just "pay a few bills" with his
$50,000. Drew's twin brother Ben, and Michael's fiancee
April & son Chason join the celebration.
Well, that's it. My
choice didn't win, but it was damn near close. For the
fifth year, they lived... You watched. Big thanks to my
co-horseman Gordon for the Saturday rundowns, and big
thanks to you all for visiting. Just remains for me to
say "From outside the GSNN Big Brother House, I'm Chico