Big Brother 11 Episodes

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Big Brother 11 Episode: "Big Brother 11"

Season 11, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: Nominations for eviction are revealed.
Original Air Date: Aug 9, 2009

Big Brother 11 Episode Recap: August 9, 2009 (Nomination 5) Season 11, Episode 14

With the era of the Rat drawn to a close, it falls to Chima to put up first two potential candidates for Big Brother 11 Juror No. 1. Will she stay true to her word and target Russell after their showdown last week? Who else might she put up? Before we get to that, a special guest stops by the house to offer the houseguests their next luxury competition, and Jeff makes sure the audience at home knows who really has the power this week. Let's get to it.

Just like many of you did last week, most of the houseguests celebrated the exit of Ronnie the Rat. Michele made fun of the "Big Brother Encyclopedia" for not making it into the jury house, while Jeff celebrated that things were finally starting to go his way. Poor Jessie was sad to lose his wingman, and Lydia was pissed that she didn't get Jessie's vote. Also, Russell is pissed that Jessie, Natalie and Chima voted for Ronnie to stay, proving they have no loyalty to him anymore. But back to hating on Ronnie: Kevin does a happy dance. All is right in the world!

Chima's HOH room is par for the course, though she did get a note from her sick mother. Sounds like she's doing OK for now, which is good. Also, the producers finally decided to show the footage of Chima opening up about her past of being attacked and raped by a serial killer. She explains that she had two surgeries, but uses the experience to show that she is a survivor, earning all of the houseguests' respect.

Chima seems dead-set on nominating Russell, and no amount of kissing up he does seems likely to change that. However, Natalie does give Chima some food for thought: If they keep Russell around, they have a chance to swing the numbers back into their favor. Chima then considers putting up two women (Chima and Natalie are both no fan of Lydia), but after talking to Michele, she seems to think better of the idea. Even though Chima says she isn't coming after Jeff and Jordan this week, Jordan is worried.

Jeff, on the other hand, knows he is safe thanks to the mystery power, otherwise known in the house as "The Wizard." He struggles not to tell Jordan about the power, but it's fun to see him play along with the house as they all speculate. One thing seems clear: Jeff is not afraid to use the power to show Chima who really is boss this week. Although, the nominations may make him change his mind.

The house is surprised by the ringing doorbell, and who should show up but — shameless plug alert! — Jeremy Piven. The Entourage star spends a few painfully awkward moments trying to get to know the houseguests before introducing the luxury competition. The winners will get to see a screening of his new movie, The Goods, and one of them will have a chance at some big money.

The competition itself is pretty ridiculous. Basically the two teams have to fill station wagons with random objects strewn about the yard but still leave enough room to squeeze themselves into their respective cars. Each item has a number attached to it, so the team with the most points after 5 minutes wins. There were some laughs along the way, but there wasn't a whole lot of talent required for this competition. In the end, the "shirts" team — Jordan, Russell, Jessie and Natalie — beat out the "ties" team by 10 points thanks to Jordan's oversized teddy bear. The ties became the week's have-nots, and Russell won $10,000 for his efforts. Since he already has a target on his back, Russell tried not to upset everyone by being excited. Instead, he looked completely sad.

The rest of the episode featured Natalie again going psycho over Jessie's friendship with Lydia. I'm so over both of these girls, so I'm ready for one of them to move along. And to think, Jessie was the one I assumed I would be tired of seeing by now. Also, Jeff and Jordan share a tender moment talking about whether spiders spin webs from their butts or their wrists (like Spider-man). Those kids deserve each other!

When nominations roll around, Chima does what we all expect: She nominates Russell. And since Lydia would most likely vote for Russell to stay, Chima puts her up right beside him. Russell, ever the loose cannon, seems like he's going to explode in the diary room, but says he plans to kill people with kindness over the next few days. Jessie is paranoid that the mystical wand/wizard/unicorn is going to pop out and put him on the block. And that just might happen as Jeff says Chima only thinks she's in control: after the Veto, things will go his way.

So, do you think Jeff will definitely use the power to save Russell if he is still on the block come Thursday? If so, who do you want to see go up? What do you think of Chima's nominations? Natalie's obsession (she has a boyfriend!)? Jeremy Piven cameo: Lame or cool? Share all your thoughts and check back to see who wins the power of veto.

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With the era of the Rat drawn to a close, it falls to Chima to put up first two potential candidates for Big Brother 11 Juror No. 1. Will she stay true to her word and target Russell after their showdown last week? Who else might she put up? Before we get to that, a special guest stops by the house to offer the houseguests their next luxury competition, and Jeff makes sure the audience at home knows who really has the power this week. Let's get to it.
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Premiered: July 09, 2009, on CBS
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