"Rocking in a Free World" -
We begin here, day 78, with the final three, Drew,
Michael, and Diane. Actually, we begin three days ago,
when we started the final Head of Household Comp. If you
remember, the object was to stay on two planks with one
hand on your respective key at all times. But, as par
for the course this season, nothing is as simple as it
seemed, as we started to give our houseguests the
And look what Cowboy's
doin'! He's riding it like a bronco! Hand in the air and
everything, very apropos for someone who both wants and
needs the win in the worst way.
But then there was
calm... But for how long? During this lull, Cowboy
remembers evicting Nakomis last time. Affter that, Diane
decides that she needs to put her hair up. Michael,
being the gentleman of the group, offers his service,
not knowing that the sword of Damocles has just
unsuspectingly been unsheathed, dropped, and pretty much
used to lop his good arm off. Yes, friends. Michael
Ellis is a chump. And this may well be the ultimate
Diane begins to
apologize profusely (Q-Note: If she was TRULY sorry, she
would forfeit), but... yeah, I bought it too. No really.
Look at me buying it. Can't you see the believability in
my eyes... Oh wait... You can't see my eyes rolling
back, can you? Well, in a fit of karmic retribution, at
24:13, the ground begins to open up its mechanical fury
The plan afterwards for
Drew: put Diane up next to him. Whether it be for the
final 2 or just for eviction is anyone's guess, but at
the moment, it's not really to be believed because of
her "guilty conscience". And then, more retribution as
we shake AND the keys lower. And lower still. While Drew
is looking for an opportunity to throw the competition,
Diane is taken aback by yet another jolt, and at
46:09... she pays for it. Drew wins round 1. "All that
jackhammering and construction... paid off!"
Later, the two lovebirds
pact to be in the round 3 later in the episode, even as
Drew decides not to trust her again... "I feel your
karma." Another misuse of the word karma. Drives me
nuts. Diane asks Drew to promise her that if he wins, he
will not choose Cowboy.
Keep in mind that the
plan was that Cowboy and Drew would go up against each
other in round 3. Cowboy WAS supposed to win round 1. It
was supposed to be "two Horsemen in the final two." Now
Drew must go over his plans with both Michael and Diane.
Both take on each other in round 2.
FINAL HOH: Round 2
Another double helix
challenge, as we introduce the Twisted Twosomes. Each
houseguest has a DNA strand and a set of pictures. On
each bond (think back to biology, folks, you all should
know what DNA looks like by now) is a fact about two
houseguests. Line up the matches first to win. However,
if ever a challenger should come across a wrong answer,
you'll have to slide ALL of your disks off and then
realign them before you can continue. Both of the
players learned that the hard way. Diane more so than
Michael, as he pays more attention to details. Of course
with an eye for details... one Cowboy prevails.
Drew and Cowboy do the
man-hug. Diane, on the other hand, "I hate you Cowboy,
you are going down so hard" in tears. She tells Drew
that Cowboy does not deserve to win this game.
Apparently... he does. You on the other hand... don't.
Back live, Drew admits
to miss Savage (who the hell is Savage? Oh, Scott...).
Michael misses "a little of everybody." Diane misses
Will and Lori. Drew is worried about seeing Marvin and
Karen again. Michael's ready to face everyone, while
Diane fears Holly.
And speaking of which,
it's time to revisit the first five to be evicted. They
have been able to go home and see the action for
themselves. Mike "The Big" Lubinski thinks Drew and
Cowboy at the end. If you remember Lori Valenti as the
chick who took the money and ran, you'll remember that
she's very happy about that. Scott "The Savage" Long is
back, as he discovers first fame and first shame by Jase
Wirey's hand. And speaking of Jase's hand, Holly King
seems to have claimed it since eviction. We also revisit
"Karma Electra", and everyone loves Cowboy.
Going to break, would
you HONESTLY want to be in Cowboy's boots... or
Drew's... or Diane's? CBS.com is where you need to be.
Back to the action.
FINAL HOH: Round 3
It's a "how well do you know the Jury" test. Julie will
read incomplete statements from the six in the Jury and
offer two choices. Most points wins.
Karen: Her biggest
regret was... not breaking up Drew & Diane (no one
Natalie: The person she wants to maintain a friendship
with after the game is... Drew (Drew right)
Marvin: The houseguest that he would hate to discover
that he's secretly related to is... Michael (Drew right)
Nakomis: The person whose behavior shocked her most
is... Michael (both right)
Adria: Of all the houseguests, the best manipulator
was... Diane (Michael right)
Will: If he had to marry one houseguest, it would be...
Scott. (Drew wins, 4-2)
Now Drew's guaranteed at least $50,000. But now he must
evict either his co-Horseman or his co-whore.
Time for Famous Last Words: Michael: "We had words since
day 1, and I know you're close with her. Whatever
decision, I love you. You're a brother to me." Diane: "I
care about you more than anything in the word. You are
the reason why I'm still here."
And now, Drew's decision. Best friend or girlfriend.
"Right now, this is going to shock one of you."
That one... is Diane. The one with the numbers on the
jury. Drew gives Diane final comfort before her exit.
We're all boo-hooey for a few moments while Cowboy gets
a drink. Diane is indeed shocked. "He thinks that the
Jury would vote to give me the money. He knew it. He's
smarter than I am. Drew can win against Michael. It was
in his best interest to keep Michael in the house." She
says that the relationship was real, and she wants to
continue it after the house. Looking back, she has no
regrets... except keeping Cowboy in. Greatest moment:
Who will she vote for?
Drew lied to her (according to her), so that may weigh
in the final decision.
We started with ten
people and Four Horsemen. Tuesday night, September 21,
2004... One Horseman will pony up to half a million
dollars. And Will, Marvin, Karen, Nakomis, Diane, and
the twins will decide who.
Right now, though, it's "hurry up and wait" at the Big
Brother House. At the local GSNN pool, I'm all-in.
Cowboy to win.