Big Brother 11 Episodes

2009, TV Show

Big Brother 11 Episode: "Big Brother 11"

Season 11, Episode 28
Episode Synopsis: The second part of a three-part final Head of Household competition is held between the three remaining houseguests. Julie Chen is the host.
Original Air Date: Sep 10, 2009

Big Brother 11 Episode Recap: Sept. 10, 2009 Season 11, Episode 28

Rule No. 1 of Big Brother: Expect the unexpected. That's just what happened Thursday when the remaining houseguests learned that all three of them would be in the house until finale night. Rather than showing the usual final eviction Thursday, the hour only concluded Phase 1 of the head of household competition and showed Phase 2 live. Plus, a few special guests stopped by to chat about this season, and Jeff makes his entrance in the jury house. So, who will still be in contention for HOH when the finale rolls around? Let's find out.

We left Kevin, Natalie and Jordan spinning on the log Tuesday, and that's where we pick up. Despite suffering through rain, snow and wind-blown leaves, all of the houseguests manage to stay on the log for three hours. (Though Natalie had a very near wipeout.) With everyone beginning to tire, especially Jordan, both Kevin and Natalie pounce. Natalie tries to make Jordan think about Michele being alone with Jeff in the house (Jordan says, I know Jeff is only thinking about me!) and Kevin tells her that by shivering, she will warm herself up. Aside: I hate the smirk on Natalie's face. She thinks she's so smart, and it just makes me angry.

Jordan, maybe distracted by the others or maybe not, is caught off-guard when the log begins to roll again. She can't keep her balance and falls off. Kevin then tells Natalie to drop, reminding her that she said days earlier she would let Kevin win the endurance competition because she is better equipped to take Jordan out in the "mental" portion of the competition. Natalie agrees, but wants to make sure Kevin will take her to the end, reminding him that if she doesn't trust him, she can hang there all night to outlast him. Kevin swears on everything he can, and Natalie finally drops. (Too bad Kevin tells us in the diary room that he will betray Natalie as soon as he can because he can't get votes over her in the end. Woo hoo!)

But is that true? It seems like others in the jury house have slightly turned against Natalie because of her lies. Jeff's entrance shocks the jury house, but both Russell and Jessie are happy to see that he didn't run away with the game. It's hilarious how skewed Jeff's view of the game is now that he's gone. He's in for quite a surprise when Michele comes in next, and he finds out that Kevin is ruling the house.

Former Big Brother champs Evel Dick and Mike Boogie join former houseguests Janelle and Danielle with a little chat with Julie. Everyone agrees that Chima is a moron for removing herself from the game when she still had some power. They also agree that Jeff using the coup d'etat, was one of the summer's best moves, as was Kevin and Nat lying to Jeff to get him to backdoor Russell. It was good to see them back, but this was really a pointless segment. But they all think Kevin is the winner, no matter who he takes to the finale.

Phase 2 of the HOH competition pits Jordan and Natalie against each other in a mental and physical challenge. They have to remember the order of all the HOHs, and roll balls up a ramp and into holes to lock in their answers. Some of the balls go in the wrong holes, so adjustments must be made. Ultimately, the person with the most right at the end of two minutes wins. Natalie gets flustered when her memory fails, and then an incorrect ball in week 5 throws off her order completely. She only gets five right. Jordan, however, is on a roll, and even though one ball goes in the wrong hole, she compensates for that, and finishes the puzzle getting nine right. So, Jordan wins!

Few things this season have given me the pleasure that seeing Natalie's face after getting beaten by Jordan did. After all, she just knew it would be impossible for Jordan to beat her. Natalie even made excuses about how the physical aspect was something she wasn't expecting. (Weren't you on the athletes clique, Natalie?) Kevin also seemed a little torn up about it, but that could have been him acting to keep Natalie on his side for now.

So here's how I see it. Kevin has said he will most likely take Jordan if he wins. I think, regrettably, that Jordan would take Natalie if she wins, just because Natalie has won less than Kevin. (And at this point, I am not sure that Natalie would get the votes she needs. Jeff and Michele would go for Jordan, and so might Lydia. If the other three went to Natalie, then Jordan could actually win this thing with America's vote — because we know Natalie won't get that vote!)

So, I expect Jordan to walk away with at least $50,000, which makes me happy. I still think Kevin will probably win HOH and, if so, will most likely win the game. What do you think?

I may not post a recap of Sunday's episode, unless the "unseen" footage is just remarkable. It's up in the air for now.

So, who is going to win it all? Were you glad to see Jordan beat Natalie? What about the special guests? Share your comments below!

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Rule No. 1 of Big Brother: Expect the unexpected. That's just what happened Thursday when the remaining houseguests learned that all three of them would be in the house until finale night. Rather than showing the usual final eviction Thursday, the hour only concluded Phase 1 of the head of household competition and showed Phase 2 live. Plus, a few special guests stopped by to chat about this season, and Jeff makes his entrance in the jury house. So, who will still be in contention for HOH when the finale rolls around? Let's find out.

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