Natalie vs. Michael" - August 26
If you've ever heard "No
More Drama" by Mary J. Blige, you know that the hook
samples the Young and the Restless theme. Today, two
people will experience that instance, as one will be on
Y&R, and the other, either Natalie (who is paying the
price of Adria's vote with her own existence) or Michael
(who should be safe if Nakomis did the math right), will
be evicted. Tonight, one factor of Project DNA will
become persona non grata in the BB House.
But first, Julie, who
get more into the "I got engaged" look every week,
catches us up on Michael's wrangling with Nakomis'
nomination. Nakomis stresses that with the given
circumstances, he should be safe.
"Aren't we just a bunch
of sad puppies?" Yes, Adria, we are. And by we, I mean
you. She wonders if Diane and Drew will have their backs
on this vote. Drew begins to weigh the decision
carefully. "As long as the twins are here, target will
be on them and not on myself." On the other hand, Marvin
suggests that Michael suggests to Drew to suggest to
Diane that Michael should be a safe bet. So today, Diane
is the swing vote, and this is according to Marvin, mind
you, who thrice thought he was going home.
Drew's trying to
convince Diane to vote Michael out so she will have a
one-in-four chance of winning HOH. Diane brings up the
promise that both secured Will and broke him at the same
time, wondering how the twins won't turn on them. But at
the same time, she says that "Cowboy's the only person
I'm scared of."
Julie goes with Nakomis
in the HOH room. She says that Michael's nomination was
extremely difficult for the sole fact that "he's my
half-brother and all that. But I did talk with him...
and I was told that he'd be completely safe." About
going back on her word and putting Michael up: "He told
me that he would respect that." If the plan backfires?
"I would've been double-crossed by pretty much everyone
in this house, and I would be very very alone."
She heads back into the
living room. "Cool beans!"
Adria thinks Natalie is
real... of course. Karen says otherwise... of course.
Now, CBS Daytime, TPIR
notwithstanding, is known for some of the best soaps on
TV (hell, a friend of mine was on one of them). So from
unscripted drama, we go to scripted drama, as we reveal
America's Choice for "soap-star-for-a-day." That person
will have stories to tell of being in Genoa City on "The
Young & the Restless." Big Brother has the results via
Marvin!" He received 25.7 percent of the vote. "I think
it was the first time I cried in ten years," he says,
having a) been a long-time fan of the show, and b)
having been a long-time placeholder on the block. Marvin
heads out the backyard and rides via limo to CBS
Television City. Greeted by Melody Thomas Scott ("Nikki
Newman"... okay, occasional fourth seat on TTTT2K).
Marvin ad-lib line of the night: "You got it, damn it."
Back in the house, the
Ellises/Dedmons wax on about how he deserved it. Well,
Oh, you're going to love
this. While backstage, Marvin takes a walk on the Golden
Road... and Check-Out... and the Wheel. If it was me, I
would've stayed a while longer, maybe spin the wheel
once or twice, but Marvin's got stuff to start, so it's
off to the Y&R set. Greeted by Christian LeBlanc and
Michelle Stafford, among others, of course.
schmoozing. Time to get your gym attendant on. Yeah, you
win a public poll, you play a gym monkey. For the soap
fans in the house, you'll get to see the scene in full
this Monday after your local lunchtime news, but the
houseguests want to see it now... "You got it, player."
Back live, Marvin thanks
everyone for the opportunity. Drew came in that close
with little more than 24 percent. Michael's a good sport
to see Marvin on the show. Karen's most interesting
news: "He had a lot of fun interacting with new
individuals as opposed to our old sorry faces." I know
Back in the Diary Room,
Drew thinks about keeping Cowboy, Diane can't stand the
guy, and Marvin says that Michael's a snitch. From
there, it's off to the Jury House... a far cry from the
ever-peering eyes of Big Brother, but still, in solitary
confinement, still a chance for insanity to set in.
"This beats the Big Brother backyard TEN FOLD!" Or
not... Will takes in the sensory overload of the halfway
house, which is modeled after a mission home.
Observation of the patio: "Cold... Dirty... Dark...
Hard... This is the PERFECT place for Adria to sleep!"
Get that dirt off your shoulder, dude. But seriously,
this is the perfect place for Will to center himself and
get into focus of the decision that is to be made in a
Final words from Natalie
and Michael, first Michael: "Natalie, you are a friend,
a sister, you've been wonderful to me in this game, and
it is hard being on the block against you. Like we
always say, this is not goodbye, this is I'll see you
later. I love you. My life motto is: If you want
something more in life, don't let anything get in the
way of your dreams. We all had a dream to be on this
show. The first day I didn't think I would ever gain one
friend. If leave tonight, I won't gain one friend, I'll
gain 13. I thank you all for that great opportunity. You
all have given to me to get to know each one of you all.
Thank you all."
Now, Natalie: "Well, I
couldn't be sitting on the block next to a better
person. We definitely have a friendship that will last
forever. That's what makes this week so tough, but as
you asked me a couple weeks ago, Julie, how did I feel
coming into the house as Natalie and getting to play the
game as that, hope tonight I have the chance to have
this opportunity still as Natalie. I have made so many
friendships in this house and so many commitments, I
hope that tonight people look at me as an asset and see
me as something they could use further in the game."
Now the vote. The vote
to evict is three.
That's three. That's
enough. But here's what Drew thought.
Four to one. Natalie
came into this as her own person on day 35. Now on day
56, she will leave as her own person, as she and Adria
are in tears. And Michael. And Karen. And Natalie again,
as she's been struggling to gain acceptance as Natalie,
even on the outside, but she rests fine knowing that
she's given Adria more than a fighting chance to win.
They talk about the pinky-swear (she's praying for
Nakomis) and Drew and Diane voting against her ("Have a
little bit of trust, a little bit of hope."). How will
she determine the winner? She'll decide individually, of
course. She'll be back on 9.21 to crown the winner, and
tomorrow on CBS.com's House Calls.
HOH in a bit, but first,
who should get a call from home? It's your choice,
America. Decide at CBS.com. Polls close Saturday at 3pm
Putting for Power
The last 24 hours have
been a real hole-in-one, as the seven remaining
houseguests play Bob Barker for the keys to the HOH room
(Diane's strategy: Ride on Drew's coattails). This is
how we do it: Three at a time, the houseguests will putt
off to see who can sink one in first. The two round
winners face each other in the final for the power, most
sinkers wins. First round: Michael, Diane, and Drew.
Michael wins. Round 2: Adria, Karen, and Marvin. Marvin
wins. Now, Marvin vs. Michael, 60 seconds on the clock.
Most balls wins. Marvin takes five to Cowboy's one,
giving him the keys.
With great power comes
great responsibility, and doubly so if you've seen the
power before. Will Marvin gun for the other twin?
Because BB5 won't be seen Saturday due to the
Panthers/Patriots rematch, you'll have to find out next
Tuesday at an earlier time.
But for now, Marvin
heads out back to bask in his well-deserved glory.