"Jessica is nominated, and I feel like it's my fault, and I feel like she feels like it's my fault. And I couldn't be more devastated."
-Eric, September 2 2007
I wasn't sure I could fall deeper in love with Eric and Jessica, but last night's Big Brother took me over the edge. If there was ever any doubt as to whether Eric's feelings for Jessica were genuine or not, the events depicted during the episode proved it once and for all. The look on Eric's face when he lost the HOH competition to Zach and realized what was likely to happen, coupled with his giving her the phone call from home and his late-night confession about his America's Choice tasks, showed that in a season with lots of talk of "good" and "bad" people, Eric is one of the good guys.
And what about Jess? It was SO moving to see her talk to her brother, and the perspective she displayed when saying "My brother is 20 years old and he has been in a war, I can handle this house" shows maturity beyond her years. I love this girl.
I'm as surprised as anybody to be rooting so hard for Eric and Jessica -- for the first several weeks of the show, I found him shifty eyed and annoyingly neurotic, and she came off as a petty, dumb blonde. Straight up, I didn't like either one of them. Who knew they would become my runaway faves?
Having said all that, I'm quite sure that one of the two will be going home this week, and that's a real bummer (read Do the Veto Results Mean That Eric and Jess Are Doomed This Week?) But I'm glad I had them to root for.
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