Day Twelve: Fallout from last night's nominations and the reasons behind them weigh heavily on the celeb housemates' minds. Everything's fine, Carol lies. Fine, Bruce lies back. Lauren can't remember who nominated her. Mario, Lauren and Carol are taken prisoner by an evil villain, Mr. Big, to kick off this week's Shopping Task. The rest of the house will be made to think they will be living in horrible conditions and tortured. In fact, they will be living in luxury and watching the rest of the house on the telly. They have to act convincingly to fool their fellow housemates. Which means no laughing.
Mario plays the role of Mr. Big, his voice disguised and in costume. If the housemates fail to do everything Mr. Big says, one of the housemates may not return to the house. To show he is serious, Mr. Big drops thousands of beetles and fire ants on the hostages. There scene complete, the three hostages are treated to pastries, sweets, and fruit juice. Mr. Big calls the CBB house with his first demand: housemates must surrender all the food in the house, including basic rations and condiments, emptying out the refrigerator, even the crumbs out of the bread pan and ice from the ice maker, and they will get the same slop the prisoners are eating.
Mr. Big's second demand is to eat individually crafted meals of inedible food items, making an impression on the watching hostages. Meanwhile, the hostages order off the gourmet room service menu. In the house, they figure the hostages are living in luxury and watching them. Dustin and Courtney's reluctance to participate in the task is not lost on the hostages. Mr. Big's next demand is for Courtney to give up all of her clothes, including her toy bunny, in order to save her husband, Doug, and wear dirty overalls. Courtney complies and is given the opportunity to see her husband and free him.
No Smoking, Doug admonishes her.
Mr. Big's demand for Dustin is for him to become Skreech and to sing the song from Saved By The Bell. He has to get into a Skreech costume and get into character, singing the song. Some housemates are amused while others are completely nonplussed. Sophie wonders if the hostages are prisoners or them?
Mr. Big's last demand for the day is for Louie to dance across broken glass (really sugar glass). Louie steps onto the glass while the other housemates grimace, stunned and unable to watch as he grinds his feet on the shards of glass while dancing some of the ugliest modern dance moves ever seen. He receives a standing ovation when done, his footies none the worse for wear.
Coming Up: Will the Celebrity Housemates meet Mr. Big's demands and gain the return of the hostage housemates, or will they get tired of the Shopping Task and let the house fail? The nominated housemates have to be concerned with public perception, but the safe housemates also have to be worried about the next round of nominations. There is an eviction Wednesday and again on Friday as this accelerated season of celebrity continues.