Tuesdays on Big Brother 11 are usually Power of Veto competition and ceremony episodes, but thanks to Chima and her successful efforts to be evicted from the game this weekend, those plans have been sunk. Instead tonight’s Big Brother episode will feature all the awesome events leading up to Chima’s removal and will also likely include the second HoH competition and follow-on noms.
If you haven’t caught up on the details of Chima’s eviction you’ll definitely want to crank up your live feeds and use the Flashback feature to see what you missed starting at 10PM on Friday night. Don’t have the live feeds yet? No problem, you can sign-up right here and get started with the Free Trial.
CBS will have to heavily edit down the 5-hour span of events to fit them within a small segment tonight so if you want to see it for yourself the live feeds will be your only option to watch Chima’s meltdown and removal.
With the house moving at break-neck speeds I don’t want to leave you hanging with what’s happening inside the game. Let’s take a look at what happened yesterday in anticipation of today’s Power of Veto events.
Big Brother 11 Live Feed Highlights – August 17, 2009:
9:00 AM BBT – Michele is talking game with Jordan. Asks her if Russell has been quizzing Jordan over her plans to nominate a replacement if the PoV comes to that. Jordan says he hasn’t. Talk turns to Michele’s student loan debt and how she hasn’t been able to save any money. Sounds like sympathy talk to me, but could be sincere.
9:30 AM BBT – Despite Jordan’s earlier talks with Jeff about backdooring Russell she is starting to realize the damage that would do to her numbers’ advantage. Jordan tells Michele that she doesn’t want to see Russell go this week and would prefer to get Natalie out now, but she acknowledges how hard it’ll be to evict Russell later. Jordan says that if Russell gets the PoV it’ll definitely be Natalie leaving on Thursday.
10:00 AM BBT – Michele and Jordan discussing the benefits to taking Lydia to the Final 4 over Russell because she’d be easy to beat and would crack without her friends in the house.
10:45 AM BBT – Kevin, Natalie, and Lydia in the backyard sweating the pending nominations. Natalie is sure that Jeff is making all the calls this week with the noms (he’s not). They’re worried that Russell will tell Jessie about their Jessie-bashing session when/if he goes to the Jury house.
1:00 PM BBT – Live Feeds are back and as suspected Jordan has nominated Lydia and Natalie.
1:15 PM BBT – Kevin is trying to talk Natalie and Lydia back from the brink of crazy. They want to go nuts in the house and cause problems. He tells them to play for PoV first but don’t do anything so bad they could be removed. Kevin says he’s getting tired of the immature hissy fits and doesn’t want to play with people like that. Kevin, come over to the other side! Abandon that sinking ship, the USS Natalie & Lydia.
1:30 PM BBT – Kevin trying to convince Lydia to go to Jordan and plead her case. Lydia says it’d be too fake. Kevin tries to explain that this isn’t the real world, this is Big Brother and in here you play by certain rules. I’m liking Kevin more and more. He’s a very smart player and J/J/M/R are totally underestimating him by not trying to eliminate him as soon as possible.
1:30 PM BBT – Jeff and Jordan planning how to confront Michele and Russell about the rumored alliance they have to eliminate Jeff and Jordan instead of going to the Final 4 as they planned. This was a lie planted by Kevin and Natalie.
1:50 PM BBT – Russell and Michele talking game and how their strategies have worked so well this far in the game. Russell says going lone-wolf has been the best move he’s made and letting Jessie take the role of team captain kept the heat off his back and instead made Jessie the target.
3:00 PM BBT – Jeff and Natalie are having a nice talk about the game. Natalie is pretty down on her chances and Jeff is doing a good job of encouraging her. She’s trying to ask why he wanted to keep Russell over Jessie. Jeff explains that he saw Jessie as the head of the snake. He’s right. Things crumbled fast for the “other” side with Jessie’s eviction.
3:25 PM BBT – Natalie backtracks to Chima’s eviction and explains how the Diary Room told Chima she’d have to follow the rules, but Chima refused to promise that. BB explained they’d have to remove her if she couldn’t promise to stick to the rules of the game. Chima told them to send her home then. Stubborn like a mule and $500,000 poorer for it.
6:15 PM BBT – Jeff complaining about Michele blocking his time with Jordan because she stayed upstairs in the HoH room last night. That’s not cool, Michele. Jordan wants to confront Russell about the betrayal rumor, but Jeff says it’s not the right time.
6:30 PM BBT – Kevin goes to talk game with Jordan in the HoH room. Jordan admits that Russell keeps pushing to get Kevin nominated. Well that’s a smart move! Kevin tells Jordan that Natalie wants to nominate Russell. Kevin tells her he’s suspicious of Michele allegiance.
7:00 PM BBT – Russell is out back get a professional massage under a big canopy tent. Very fancy. Phew, it’s a female masseuse. Heh.
7:45 PM BBT – Kevin reports the success of the “last minute lie” they used to put a wedge between Jeff & Jordan and Michele & Russell. J/J don’t know which one is lying, but now believe that one of them is not telling them the truth.
9:30 PM BBT – Kevin talking more game with Natalie and Lydia. He’s confident his words with Jordan have convinced them to go after Russell with the promise that he’d join their side and control Natalie and Lydia. He already does. Kinda.
11:30 PM BBT – Talk turns to Jessie and how he had the girls wrapped around his finger. Lots of funny talk about the situation, nothing too serious. Natalie denies being at his beckoned call, but others assure her she was.
The clock on Big Brother 11 is winding down and as it does the game play and strategy ratchets up. This is some of the most exciting times in the game and the HGs realize how close they are to winning a half-million dollars.
Later today we’ll have the Power of Veto competition results so keep checking back. This event may be critical in deciding who leaves next. If Russell can play and win I’d expect Natalie to be heading to the Jury house, but if not we may see a surprising backdoor eviction. Well, at least surprising to the one evicted!
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Julie Chen teases details of Chima’s expulsion on The Early Show: