Big Brother 10 Recap: The Final Four

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Big Brother's nominations in the final four are a curious subject - who Dan chose to nominate as the Head of Household could mean little with Power of Veto capabilities as the only thing that matters.

However, if Dan, as HoH, wins the Power of Veto, he can decide who is on the block, but not how the one safe non-HOH votes.

In any case, last night's Big Brother 10 episode featured a bizarre competition that will likely swing some jury votes if little else.

The competition in question involved a person dressed up in a gorilla suit (who turned out to be Jessie Godderz!) waking the houseguests up and leading them outside to the backyard where random stuff was:

A female contortionist, a bathtub full of dirt, a diamond, an ostrich, boxing gloves, a giant hot dog, a wolf-like creature, a space ship, a Caesar statue, a waterfall, and a cracking egg with IT written on it.

The players are told the rules – they have three hours and three guesses to figure out what the hidden phrase involving all the objects is. 

The catch – most of the objects have nothing to do with the phrase, and they get slowly covered up over the course of the three hours.

Keesha and Jerry use their guesses too early. Dan waits until two objects are left – a blueberry and the hatching egg with “IT” written on it.

He guesses that “bury the hatchet” is the hidden phrase, and he is correct.  In the diary room, he is told he can either take someone in the house, or one of the jury members to the private beach with him.

Dan Gheesling decides to take Michelle from the jury house to try and win her over.  He opts, however, to lie and tell the current house guests that he decided to go alone. Another curious move by our man Dan.

Dan's Nominations didn't really matter tonight, and he knew that. With only four guests left in the game, the only challenge that matters is the Power of Veto, because they control the one vote inside the house.

Recognizing this, Dan used the nominations to get on Keesha's good side. He nominated Jerry and Memphis Garrett. In Keesha's mind, it was a nice gesture, but in reality it was a hollow one. Good move from Dan.

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