Big Brother 3

Big Brother 3 aired on the CBS network for 32 episodes during the summer of 2002, from July 10 to September 25.

Season 3 was the first season that coined the big brother phrase “Expect the Unexpected” where for the first time an evicted house guest would be allowed to return to the house by a group vote. This season was also the first introduction to the power of veto. This twist allowed the house guests to compete for a weekly power of veto competition where the winner had the power to veto the HOH’s nominations. However, during this season the power of veto winner was not able to use it on themselves until the introduction of the Golden Power of Veto. This was also the first and only big brother season to have each evicted house guest vote for which of the final two should win the half million dollar prize. The exception in season two was when Justin was expelled from the house he was not able to vote.

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The first four evicted house guests (Eric, Amy, Tonya, and Lori) were asked how much of the half a million dollar grand prize would they give up for a chance to return to the big brother house. All of the house guests but Lori said that they would give up half of the prize money. Lori said that she was only willing to give up $50,000 of the $500,000, as a result she was eliminated from the competition. The three remaining house guests were then asked of the remaining days left in the game how many would they be willing to eat PB&J. Amy and Eric said that they would eat PB&J for the remained of the days left in the house. Tonya asked that she would eat PB&J for half of the amount of days left, therefore she was eliminated. The remaining house guests still in the big brother house then had a chance to vote on whether they wanted Amy or Eric to return. The majority vote went to Amy and she re-entered the big brother house. The other house guests planned to immediately have her evicted again the following week, however Amy won HOH.

The power of veto rules for this season was different in that the winner was not able to use it on themselves, until the Final week where the Golden Power of Veto was introduced. When Amy and Marcellas were nominated for eviction by Jason, Marcellas won the power of veto but did not use it as he assumed he had a deal with Danielle. Danielle broke her promise with Marcellas and cast her vote to evict him. The votes ended up in a 1-1 tie, and Jason the HOH broke the tie by evicting Marcellas. Jase told Marcellas you “should have used the veto”. This move has been known as one of the worst moves in big brother history. Even 4 years later when they both appeared on Big Brother 7 All-Stars, Marcellas still found it hard to talk to Danielle. They eventually made up and put the past behind themselves.

All of the house guests except Lori, Jason and Danielle were shown completely nude on the live feeds. Also Chiara, Lisa and Tonya applied peanut butter to their private parts to make “peanut butter bikinis”.
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Week 1 – In the HOH competition called “Wheel of First Impressions” Lisa won and during the nomination ceremony she nominated Lori and Marcellas for eviction. The house guests competed in the food competition called “Eggs Over Easy”. In the power of veto competition called “Saving Face” Gerry won and during the veto ceremony he used it to save Marcellas. As HOH, Lisa nominated Amy as the replacement nominee. The house guests were also treated to a luxury competition called “Luau Luxury” where Eric, Lisa, Amy, Gerry, Tonya, and Marcellas won a luxury luau. By a vote of 5-4, Lori was evicted from the big brother 3 house.

Week 2 – In the HOH competition called “In the House” Marcellas won and during the nomination ceremony he nominated Tonya and Josh for eviction. The house guests competed in the food competition called “Brownie House”. In the power of veto competition called “An Offer you Can’t Refuse” Danielle won and during the veto ceremony she chose not to used it. By a vote of 5-3, Tonya was evicted from the big brother 3 house.

Week 3 – In the HOH competition called “One Step Beyond” Roddy won and during the nomination ceremony he nominated Amy and Marcellas for eviction. The house guests competed in the food competition called “Gastronomic Batik”. In the power of veto competition called “Pool Sharks” Eric won and during the veto ceremony he chose not to use it. By a vote of 7-0, Amy was evicted from the big brother 3 house.


Week 4 – In the HOH competition called “Face Off” Gerry won and during the nomination ceremony he nominated Lisa and Eric for eviction. The house guests competed in the food competition called “I Can Eat Anything Better Then You”. In the power of veto competition called “Turnover” Chiara won and during the veto ceremony she chose not to use it. By a vote of 3-3, Eric was evicted from the big brother 3 house after Gerry cast the tie breaking vote.

Week 5 – In the HOH competition called “Gutter Ball” Chiara won and during the nomination ceremony she nominated Josh and Roddy for eviction. Following the HOH competition the house guests were informed of a twist that would allow the 4 previously evicted house guests a chance to return to the house. America also chose to give the house guests a microwave instead of a massage chair or a blender. The house guests competed in the food competition called “Ballast”. In the power of veto competition called “Clockwork” Lisa won and during the veto ceremony she chose not to use it. By a vote of 5-0, Josh was evicted from the big brother 3 house.

Week 6 – Before the HOH competition Amy won the right to return to the big brother house after the house guests voted her to return over Eric. In the HOH competition called “House Guest Soup” Amy won and during the nomination ceremony she nominated Roddy and Chiara for eviction. The house guests competed in the food competition called “Whirlwind Booth”. The house gusets were also treated to a luxury competition where they won a private concert from Sheryl Crow. In the power of veto competition called “A Slippery Proposition” Gerry won and during the veto ceremony he chose not to use it. By a vote of 4-1, Chiara was evicted from the big brother 3 house.

Week 7 – In the HOH competition called “Who Said It?” Jason won and during the nomination ceremony he nominated Amy and Gerry for eviction. The house guests competed in the food competition called “Making the Donuts”. In the power of veto competition called “Gnome Drop” Jason won and during the veto ceremony he chose not to use it. America’s Choice awarded Danielle a video message from her family. By a vote of 4-0, Gerry was evicted from the big brother 3 house.

Week 8 – In the HOH competition called “Evicted Statements” Marcellas won and during the nomination ceremony he nominated Amy and Roddy for eviction. The house guests competed in the food competition called “Sweet Surprise”. In the power of veto competition called “Big Brother Charm School” Amy won and during the veto ceremony she chose not to use it. America’s Choice awarded the house guests to a shopping spree. By a vote of 3-0, Roddy was evicted from the big brother 3 house.

Week 9 – In the HOH competition called “Freeze Frame” Jason won and during the nomination ceremony he nominated Amy and Marcellas for eviction. The house guests competed in the food competition called “Dinner Party from Hell”. In the Golden Power of Veto competition called “Laser Labyrinth” Marcellas won and during the veto ceremony he chose not to use it. By a vote of 1-1, Marcellas was evicted from the big brother 3 house after Jason gave his tie breaking vote.

Week 10 – In the HOH competition called “..And Then There Were Four” Danielle won and during the nomination ceremony she nominated Amy and Lisa for eviction. America’s Choice gave Lisa an internet chat with big brother fans. The house guests competed in the food competition called “Squeezeplay”. The house guests were treated to two luxury competition which the first was won by Amy and the second was won by Amy & Jason winning an ocean cruise. By a vote of 1-0, Amy was evicted from the big brother 3 house.

3 Part HOH Competition:

  • HOH Part 1 Jason, Danielle & Lisa competed: Lisa won.
  • HOH Part 2 Jason & Danielle competed: Jason won.
  • HOH Part 3 Lisa & Jason competed: Lisa won.

Big Brother Finale:

  • Lisa then won Big Brother 3 by a vote of 9-1, winning the grand prize of $500,000.
  • Danielle won the runner up prize of $50,000.

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