'Big Brother' evicts Jenn Arroyo and determines Final 4 houseguests
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/13/2012
Big Brother evicted newbie houseguest Jenn Arroyo during Wednesday night's special eviction broadcast of the CBS reality competition's fourteenth season.
Jenn, a 37-year-old musician from Brooklyn, NY, was evicted from theBig Brother house via a 2-0 vote after being placed on the chopping block by fellow newbie houseguest Ian Terry, the season's tenth Head of Household who secured the first spot in the Final 4.
"I could've won that PoV and I didn't win that PoV and I really felt like my own fate was in my hands. There must've been something else going on that I didn't know about. I just fought so hard to stay in this house," Jenn told Big Brother host Julie Chen following her eviction, adding she had "zero regrets" about using her season's only PoV on Dan Gheesling because she thought it would be best to join him in the game since she figured she probably couldn't beat him.
Ian, a 21-year-old engineering student from Pittsburgh, PA who currently resides in New Orleans, LA, had originally nominated Jenn and newbie houseguest Shane Meaney, a 26-year-old house flipper from Bennington, VT, for eviction.
Ian had nominated Jenn because he wanted the four remaining members of the "Quack Pack" -- which also consisted of Shane, Danielle Murphree, a 23-year-old nurse from Grant, AL who currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL, and returning houseguest Dan Gheesling, a 28-year-old teacher and high school football coach who won the show's tenth season in 2008 -- alliance to stay strong and make it to the Final 4 together, and Jenn was the only person left in the house who was not a part of that group.
In addition to Jenn, Ian initially wanted to nominate Dan as a pawn to conceal their separate "The Renegades" alliance and Final 2 deal. However, Dan was terrified about being on the chopping block so late in the game no matter the circumstances, so he convinced Ian to change his mind and put up Shane as the pawn instead. Although Dan told Ian he was onboard with his plan to definitely evict Jenn, he was secretly gunning to vote out Shane, a tough competitor, for his own benefit.
However, after winning the subsequent Power of Veto competition and making it to the Final 4, Shane -- who had crushed Dan's plan by snagging the veto -- opted to remove himself from the block and Ian therefore had to name a replacement nominee.
Due to the fact Shane and Danielle were seemingly a power couple in the house and had romantic feelings for each other, Ian then decided it would be best to nominate Danielle as a pawn because he said "it would not be in my rational best interest to give a couple both of the votes this week." At this point in the game, Danielle was struggling with her undeniable fate that she must ultimately decide between following her head and her heart -- Dan versus Shane respectively.
Following Jenn's inevitable eviction, which she even saw coming, the four remaining Big Brother houseguests -- minus Ian, who as the outgoing HoH, was deemed ineligible to compete -- began competing in the season's eleventh HoH competition.
Dubbed "Photographic Memory," the competition required each player to answer a series of questions about photographs that had been around the Big Brother house earlier that day by determining whether they were true or false. Each question was worth one point and there were seven questions overall. The person to earn the most points at the end of the competition would win HoH and be guaranteed a spot in the Final 3.
The competition came down to a tie-breaker question for both Dan and Danielle, who had been working together the entire game. Danielle ended up winning the HoH title and was thrilled about her achievement.
Big Brother's next episode will air tonight at 9PM ET/PT and feature Danielle nominating two houseguests for eviction, another Power of Veto competition and the eviction of one player.Big Brother's fourteenth-season finale will air Wednesday night at 9:30PM ET/PT and crown the winner of the season's $500,000 grand prize.