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Do you think big brother messed up?

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jasper Wed 10-Aug-05 22:06:45

Me and dh have been discussing the thing tonight with Eugene,
We think they made a mistake NOT telling him about the doubling. ( ie think they meant to tell him but cocked up)

Otherwise how could he have made any other decision than the one he made?

All he knew is " here is half the cash. You can have it right now. The winner on Friday gets the other half". How could he NOT take what he thought was half the money? If they had told him the cash would double if left alone that would havebeen a proper and interesting moral dilema for him, As it was there was no dilema.
Anyone else think BB made a mistake?

mandymoo Wed 10-Aug-05 22:08:37

Hadnt really thought about it but i think you may be right! Anyway, glad he took the money but i think he'll be peed off once he finds out about the doubling of the prize money

fimbelle Wed 10-Aug-05 22:09:27

True. the thing is if that is the case and Eugene wins the show he could have got 200 grand instead of 100.

Aimsmum Wed 10-Aug-05 22:10:38

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jasper Wed 10-Aug-05 22:11:07

but fimbelle he wasn't told that so he could not have made that decision!

mandymoo Wed 10-Aug-05 22:12:29

Makosi must be green with envy!

Lizita Wed 10-Aug-05 22:12:33

Or was his dilemma this: he could take half the money, leave half the money for the winner, or the winner of course would get it all? In fact I was surprised he took the money cos I thought he was gonna be all moral about it. But you're right, something didn't feel right, it didn't feel sensational enough. Also it was weird that all the others were cheering when he said he'd take the money, what was that about? Wouldn't they have preferred there to be a prize fund of 200,000?

I was also confused cos I assumed he wouldn't know the others heard what he did, did big brother tell him they had heard it cos I didn't notice that?

mandymoo Wed 10-Aug-05 22:13:53

Wasnt there a tannoy announcement from BB to the other housemates - could eugene have heard that in the dairy room?

Lizita Wed 10-Aug-05 22:15:08

I don't think so because the announcement included about the money being doubled and he didn't know that.

jasper Wed 10-Aug-05 22:15:21

dh is convinced that the guy (BB) who spoke to Eugene in the room misread his script. Seemed nervy - did not answer Eugene when Eugene said "does that mean I get to be evicted NOW?"

Eugene was given the impression he would take half the money and go.
There was NO other decision he could have made. If he had been in possession of all the facts (ie the doubling) he really would have had a dilema. As it was there was no dilema at all.

toothyboy Wed 10-Aug-05 22:16:15

I think he thought (as I did) that if he took the £50k, he would leave there and then, thereby giving up the opportunity to win the £100k - that seemed like a better decision to have to make. I was surprised he got to stay.

fimbelle Wed 10-Aug-05 22:17:13

I know eugene wasnt told. What i mean is if he did know he could have ended up winning the money anyway and it would have been 200 grand. But good for eugene anyway 50 grand a lot of money.

mandymoo Wed 10-Aug-05 22:17:20

Doh! Oh yeah didnt think about that Lizita!!

mandymoo Wed 10-Aug-05 22:17:52

So - are we all agreed that BB made a boo boo tonight??!!

MarsLady Wed 10-Aug-05 22:19:16

No I think it was deliberate. It's also a test for the remaining housemates. And then there's the viewing public. As someone said on the other thread his decision could cost him votes.

I think it's quite clever actually but I think that Eugene is in for it with Makosi now!

Lizita Wed 10-Aug-05 22:20:22

I think so of some kind or another!

Lizita Wed 10-Aug-05 22:21:05

Test for the remaining housemates? Do you mean not to tell him about it?

mummyjojo2D Wed 10-Aug-05 22:21:27

I dont think so, cos if he was to get the same brief as the rest of the housemates there would have been no need to tell them seperately, would there. ie no need for announcment to house.

jasper Wed 10-Aug-05 22:22:02

Lizita said

" Or was his dilemma this: he could take half the money, leave half the money for the winner, or the winner of course would get it all?"

YES! that was indeed the "dilema" Eugene was faced with.
My point is that is not a dilema at all! Whyever would he NOT take it? It would not seem remotely immoral for him to take it , knowing only what he knew. If he had known about the doubling then morals would have entered the equation.

Poor Eugene. I have a horrid feeling when he finds out the facts this will make him really upset.
I actually think it was a very cruel thing for BB to do.

mummyjojo2D Wed 10-Aug-05 22:26:14

BB is suppost to be evil. Nobody said it was an easy life in there. If it was all fluffy and nice no one would watch.

mummyjojo2D Wed 10-Aug-05 22:27:26

No-one is being exploited in there againt there wish they ALL want to be there.

Lizita Wed 10-Aug-05 22:28:25

Um, maybe I'm too moral myself... doesn't it mean that the winner loses out on 50,000 though? I think i would've considered leaving the money , i would've felt like i didn't deserve it. (I say considered cos i would've very quickly concluded that every other housemate would have taken it themselves.) I certainly thought Eugene was going to leave it - look how he got Makosi out of the cage....

Hattie05 Wed 10-Aug-05 22:29:33

I don't think it was there mistake, because they wouldn't have needed to make a seperate announcement to the rest of the house, if they were going to tell Eugene the whole thing anyway.

jasper Wed 10-Aug-05 22:30:21

I think if he has known about the doubling he would have left it.

mummyjojo2D Wed 10-Aug-05 22:32:39

He only had to give up a scone to get makosi out of the cage, but £50'000 Now what could you do with that

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