Big Brother 11 Episodes

2009, TV Show

Big Brother 11 Episode: "Big Brother 11"

Season 11, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: Another houseguest is evicted from the compound. Julie Chen hosts.
Original Air Date: Aug 20, 2009

Big Brother 11 Episode Recap: August 20, 2009 (Eviction 6) Season 11, Episode 19

It's been a tumultuous week in the Big Brother house (has it really only been a week since Jessie left?), but the show must go on and another houseguest must be evicted. But first, the houseguests battle it out in the live power of veto competition, which could change up everything. And of course, there is always some last-minute scheming. So, who joins Mr. Pec-Tacular in the jury house? Let's find out.

With Lydia and Natalie pitted against one another again, the women and Kevin know that their only chance at not losing another alliance member is to convince Jeff and Jordan to get Russell out. (Though even Kevin, Lydia's BFF, notes that Lydia has kind of thrown in the towel a little bit and wonders if he would even use the POV to save her should he win it.) In any case, Kevin is selected as the person to take the lie to Jeff and see what happens.

Unwittingly, Kevin's case is helped by Russell, who Jeff sees talking privately to Michele in the "splish splash" room. Russell notes that he would always save Michele because his only chance of winning is to take another villain with him to the end of the game. (Russell also notes in his diary room session that he and Jeff are even right now, suggesting he is willing to betray Jeff in favor if Michele.) Jeff doesn't say anything about seeing them chat, but he sure didn't look happy.

So, when Kevin enacts "Operation Bosley and the Two Angels," he says that he overheard Russell to Michele that they want Jeff out next week. Jeff is naturally suspicious. I think he's smart enough to take everything with a grain of salt, but he and Jordan consider backdooring Russell if anyone uses the POV. But Jeff finally wonders: Kevin wouldn't lie, would he?

Although the show has painted Natalie and Lydia as bitter enemies (and Natalie still openly admits that she didn't like Lydia) the two begin to realize just how much Jessie played both of them. (We also get to see at least one of the Jessie-Lydia supposed hookups on camera.) The two ladies seem to bond a little, and once they conclude that Jessie is a d**k, Lydia says Jessie has a angry pink-haired woman possibly coming his way.

Natalie gets her call from home. Those segments are always emotional, and even though I have grown to not like Natalie in the game, I was happy for her in the moment. The love and support of her father and boyfriend, who watch the show together every night it's on, renews her resolve to make it to the final 6.

Julie interviews the houseguests, who really have nothing that interesting to say, except Kevin's "Hiro-Chima" comment. He calls her that because she went nuclear. Heh. I've gone back and forth on Kevin all season, but as of right now, I like the guy. A little anyway.

The live POV contest requires houseguests to decided if an event Julie mentions is before or after a second event Julie names. Russell is the odd man out after the names are drawn, so he doesn't play. And after only two questions, Jeff, Lydia and Natalie are all eliminated. Kevin hangs in a while longer before eventually falling out. Then Michele and Jordan go several rounds without missing an answer, forcing a tiebreaker. Jordan guesses close to the number of truffles in the pig-flying competition, so she becomes the first person this season to win HOH and the POV in the same week.

When the live show resumes, we see Jeff and Jordan scheming with Kevin in the storage room, and they don't even make it back to their spots on time. Hmmm, what are they cooking up? As it turns out, nothing. Or maybe not. Jordan doesn't use the POV, and although she told Natalie she was just a pawn, I feel like she was telling Jeff all week that Natalie was the target. In any case, by a 3-1 vote, Lydia is evicted. She hugs only Kevin and says nothing to anyone on the way out, not even her new bestie Natalie. (Look out, Jessie!)

Turns out, Lydia wasn't as close to Natalie as the cameras suggested, and she even told Julie that Natalie was like a lost puppy and a kid sister she didn't want. She, however, does say nice things about Kevin and hopes he wins the game. Lydia also says that Chima's meltdown hurt the team, and that she was disappointed that she didn't tough it out. She also vaguely hinted at her problems with Michele's "true colors" and warns that Jessie will need ice packs. Again, look out.

The HOH competition requires houseguests to drop aluminum cans into tubes from above. It's a game of aim and timing, once dividers begin blocking the holes. Honestly, it looks like mostly luck to a degree, but the show ends before we see who wins. What we do know is thet houseguests have an hour. The first person to 24 cans or the person with the most cans at the end of the hour wins. (Also, is it weird that this is the first reference I have heard on the show about the house going green this season? I feel like they made a deal about it before the show started, but other than signage in the house, CBS hasn't promoted it really. Or I have missed it.)

So who do you think/hope will win HOH? Who do you want to see nominated next week? Do you think Jordan, Jeff, Russell and Michele's alliance will implode, or will they all stick to the Final 4 plan? Do you really think Lydia will be mad at Jessie all week in the jury house?

Share all your thoughts below and don't forget to vote in our power rankings poll. Check back here Monday to see who won HOH and who is nominated.

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It's been a tumultuous week in the Big Brother house (has it really only been a week since Jessie left?), but the show must go on and another houseguest must be evicted. But first, the houseguests battle it out in the live power of veto competition, which could change up everything. And of course, there is always some last-minute scheming. So, who joins Mr. Pec-Tacular in the jury house? Let's find out.

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Premiered: July 09, 2009, on CBS
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