Big Brother 11 Episodes

2009, TV Show

Big Brother 11 Episode: "Big Brother 11"

Season 11, Episode 21
Episode Synopsis: The Power of Veto ceremony is held.
Original Air Date: Aug 25, 2009

Big Brother 11 Episode Recap: August 25, 2009 Season 11, Episode 21

Every season of Big Brother reaches its crucial turning point. Some might say that this season's was when Jeff won and used the coup d'etat. I'd probably agree with that, but tonight's turn of events ranks as a close second. Again, Jeff is in control, but while last time the move helped him gain some footing in the house, this time around it decides just who he might be standing with at the end of the game (if he's still standing that is.) How did the power of veto play out? And how did it affect Jeff's master plan? Let's find out.

Although Natalie and Kevin feel like their backs are against the wall, they seem somewhat confident that Jeff is going to take the bait and backdoor Russell. (I love how they think it's their idea!) Russell, on the other hand, is in super paranoid mode. First, he wonders why Jordan is being so quiet around him. Then, he feels the cold shoulder when he rings the HOH doorbell, and Jeff and Jordan won't let him in. (Turns out, Jordan is sleeping and Jeff is listening to headphones, but it's still enough to make Russell go neurotic.) Russell shares his feelings with Michele, who still believes the final 4 deal is in place. But they both agree that playing their hearts out to win the veto is their best guarantee of safety.

Meanwhile, cracks start to form in Jeff and Jordan's alliance. Apparently the stress of being head of household makes Jeff a little cranky and a little less tolerant of Jordan's general silliness. He gets upset after he suggests that Jordan should study the memory wall for competitions and she shrugs it off. Jordan tells him if she feels like a burden to him, that he should fend for himself and she will do the same. It's clear that Jeff is just frustrated, but we do know that, for the most part, he is carrying her through the game. He notes that all the blood has been on his hands while the other houseguests think Jordan is sweet and innocent.

Michele walks in on the middle of an argument, and sides with Jordan, making Jeff's point. Jeff tries to feel Michele out about how much time she and Russell are spending together, and she lies by saying they both trust Jeff and know they are safe. Then Jeff shows his hand a little bit: "You're not safe if you're in a team with him," Jeff says.

By the way, the houseguests want to know how Kevin knew he was gay. The answer: I liked boys and not girls. Shocking! Also, Kevin says he hopes Jeff is stupid enough to take their deal, and they can't wait for a chance to stab him in the back.

The veto competition turns the back yard into a jungle filled with bananas, which means Casey can't be far away. Although he doesn't actually appear, Casey is the voice of Otev the ape. He raps clues to the houseguests, and they must find the banana that answers the riddle and return to the starting line. Whoever is wrong or the last one back is eliminated. Again proving Jeff's point, Jordan is the first person eliminated. Natalie, who was hoping to win her safety, is eliminated in the second round, but everyone breathes a sigh of relief when Russell is knocked out in Round 3.

Once Kevin drops out, it's down to Michele and Jeff. Jeff messes with Michele's head in the final round, constantly yelling that he found the banana and throwing things at Michele. Ultimately, Jeff wins the veto, presumably sealing Russell's fate in the game. Russell, sensing something is up warns Michele. He says if either of them is backdoored, he will "f-----g go off." Hurricane Chima may feel like a sprinkle compared to Russell.

Before following through on his plan, Jeff goes back to Kevin and Natalie to make a deal. Both promise Jeff that he will not be nominated next week if he saves them. (Not sure if that means only the one he saves or if both will honor the deal as long as Russell leaves). Even though Jeff knows Michele and Jordan will go up, he wants to protect himself.

Once he has all the power and the stress level reduces, Jeff makes sure Jordan knows that she doesn't get on his nerves. She says he knows her too well, and she feels like she's known him forever. She even gives him a good night kiss. All together now; Awwww!

At the veto meeting, Jeff, as expected, pulls Kevin off the block and puts Russell up in his place. Kevin is thrilled that Jeff saved him, Michele realizes she has to get back on Jeff and Jordan's side after sticking too close to Russell, and Russ says Jeff is as dumb as he thought he was. Rather than admitting that backdooring him was a strong move, he says Jeff will now have the biggest target on his back next week. Unless Kevin and Natalie stay true to their deal rather Kevin's earlier comment about backstabbing, Russell might be right.

What did you think of the episode? Do you think Jeff made the right move? Will you be glad to see Russell go? Share all your thoughts below and check back to see which houseguest is evicted.

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Every season of Big Brother reaches its crucial turning point. Some might say that this season's was when Jeff won and used the coup d'etat. I'd probably agree with that, but tonight's turn of events ranks as a close second. Again, Jeff is in control, but while last time the move helped him gain some footing in the house, this time around it decides just who he might be standing with at the end of the game (if he's still standing that is.) How did the power of veto play out? And how did it affect Jeff's master plan? Let's find out.

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Premiered: July 09, 2009, on CBS
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