Big Brother – Did The Housemate Sacrifice Themselves Or Just Quit?
Most of Australia had picked it that Nathan was the housemate who had quit Big Brother. Nathan was dressing it up as a sacrifice saying it would allow Maddy to stay on the show but basically he quit.
He told Big Brother in the diary room “I came into the house to experience it, challenge myself and show Australia what I have got. And I don’t think I can. I think I’m too different. I don’t want people to think that I am the type of person that cries all the time, that tells bad jokes and can’t fit in, as that is not true. In the outside world you do have a support network your family and friends and without that is hard. Really hard. I just thought I was stronger then that. I did not know it was that hard.”
He also added “I think I have done as much as I can here.” and “I don’t want to be here anymore”.
His rationale that he can’t show himself because he is too different is bollocks. He told Ben that he had had more time with the housemates so they accepted him and his quirks. This insinuated the issue was that he was gay, but considering a gay guy was voted the winner last year and probably will be this year it is a pretty redundant argument Also Tim is very popular and he knows it and Tim has a strong and polarising personality. Maybe for Nathan there was nothing to show.
We saw more of Nathan on this episode then we have in the last couple of weeks. At their end of week party he was asked whether the real Nathan comes out when he is drunk in the house. He said he did not talk much in the house as he did not think he would be understood. His rationale is because he is older and has different interests. He said the housemates have grown to understand Ben. He also said he can’t be bothered.
Tahan said don’t shut people out and he should try. He responded “I say things all the time but people just don’t hear it”.
He is not a fan of Tahan’s or Tim.
We saw him in the rock, scissors, paper challenge being full and frank with Tim about how he felt about him.
Nathan said what he did not like about Tim is that he liked to make people feel bad. Tim responded “Only if I feel that person needs to be exposed.”
Nathan also said “Tahan, Drew and have had a negative impact on the house”. The viewer did not get to see Tahan’s response to this comment and that would have been interesting to know.
Nathan said to Tim “Normally I would not have you in my life”. What did Nathan think it was going to be like – people of like minds. Tim said to him I know you don’t like the culture in the house”.
Did not think there was any culture in the house…. however I think he meant the bitching that goes on.
It was a bit mischievous of Big Brother to make the housemates publicly state which of the two intruders they wanted to stay. They did not make them do that with Justynn and Nathan. Also the girls appeared to get more time in the house which could give credence to the conspiracy theory Justynn became aggressive and he had to leave. Also should it be Justynn back in and one of the girls out? Having said that the girls should be good additions in the house.
All of the housemates except Drew voted for Maddy to stay. Even Tim who told Boogs that he loved her and she is the type of girl he would like to marry. He has no hope of a snog now.
However Australia thought differently and voted for Boogs to stay with 55 percent of the votes going to her.
And if we are not going to see the “real” Nathan it is better that he has gone.
Jade is turning slightly possessive (OK a lot of Ed. She is starting to talk in couple-speak. In the diary room she was sobbing after Nathan left saying “Ed and I made a point of talking to him”. Also earlier she had been telling Maddy that she and Ed wanted her to stay. Though she then revealed that he had not said anything but Jade said she just knew.
Also Jade nearly choked when Ed was telling Maddy that he saw her as an intellectual as well as being entertaining. Jade paranoia continued after Ben asked Maddy whether she was attracted to anyone in the house and she said yes. Jade asked her in the spa who it was and Maddy said it was Drew. Maddy probably thought it was safer to crush on the guy whose psycho girlfriend was out of the house.
If Maddy and Drew hooked up in the house it would be a bit of karma for Tully. Also *high five* to Maddy for playing with Jade’s mind. She had told Tahan earlier that Jade was very insecure. When Maddy was tethered to Drew and Ed outside and it was time to sleep. Jade said to Boogs and Tim that she wondered how they had set up the sleeping arrangements.
Jade and Ed must be spending a lot of time together as every scene Ed was in so was Jade. At the end Ed was saying to Maddy not to be sucked in by Tim even though he had voted for her. Ed is as paranoid about Tim as Jade was about Maddy.
Even though they are all being nice as soon as the intruders can be up for nomination they will be. Tim and Mikkayla at the beginning of the episode had gone to Big Brother wondering when they would be leaving.
Tim mentioned that Boogs was funny, and Mikkayla thought there were enough funny people in the house. Tim clearly fishing for a compliment, asked her who? But Mikkayla said Tim but also added herself in as being funny. Big Brother must not be showing that side of her personality to Australia.
What did you think of Nathan leaving – was it a noble move or did he just wanted an excuse to get out of there?
Update: Here a link to an interview with Nathan about why he left. Thanks Deano.