August 20, 2006 08:36 PM by Joe Blackmon
Hurricane Howie has left the house. The star of Big Brother All Stars is gone. In what has to be considered one of the most unlikely series of events ever on Big Brother, Chicken George won a head of household competition, and then took out the houseguest who had been nicer to him than anyone else in the house. While the other houseguests initially ignored Chicken George and plotted to make him an early evictee, Howie Gordon took time to teach Chicken George the ways of the force.
The surprise eviction of Howie Gordon is sending shockwaves through Big Brother fandom. Many Howie fans are upset over the way that Howie exited the game. On the Thursday episode of Big Brother, it looked like either Erika Landin or James Rhine was on their way home. Even with the prospect of one of them winning veto, many would have figured that with Chicken George as HOH that Howie would have been the last person in the house at risk for nomination. In fact when Chicken George won HOH, Howie was the first one to rush over and give him a congratulatory hug.
However, when Veto King James took himself off the block, Chicken George took out his friend with a lightsaber to the back. If Dr. Will or even Danielle had been the one to take out Howie, then most would not have been surprised, but Howie had trained Chicken George to be a Jedi and even allowed him to ride him down the slippery slide. Chicken George taking our Hurricane Howie will go down as one of the most surprising backstabs in all of Big Brother history.
The other reason Howie fans are in a stir is that because Howie’s eviction happened on a double eviction week his departure seemed rushed and sudden. Julie Chen had a brief conversation with Howie and didn’t even air goodbye messages from the other houseguests to Howie. It seemed to be an unfitting end to one of Big Brother’s most popular houseguests. Since the houseguests didn’t have a chance to tape goodbyes to Howie, we invite all Big Brother fans to post their goodbye messages to Howie in the comment section below.
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