September 18, 2007 09:12 PM by Joe Blackmon
After a recap of the Big Brother 8 season, the first six jury members
learned that Zach was the seventh member of the jury. Eric told Zach
that if he had made the final two that it would have been a six to one
vote in favor of him. The America’s
Player choice was revealed to be that Eric should campaign for and vote
for Dick to win Big Brother.
As the seven jury members discussed the final two, Eric attacked Daniele for riding Dick’s coattails during the game. On the other hand, Jen argued that Daniele should win because of the way Dick treated everybody.
During the jury question segment, Amber called Daneile a pathetic person for what she did to her boyfriend on national television. Eric asked Evel Dick to tell why each jury member would deserve to be in the final two. Jen asked Dick if this game had helped build his relationship with Daniele, and Dick said he appreciated bringing some normalcy to his relationship with his daughter even more than being in the final two.
In her final plea to the jury, Daniele told the jury to just vote with their hearts and do what they think is best. On the other hand, Dick talked about how he did a lot of the dirty work and did what needed to be done. After the jury questions, Daniele got angry at Dick because she felt his speech was campaigning to win.
In the live part of the finale, Julie Chen brought the seven members of the jury to the stage. Each of the seven members of the jury inserted a key into a box for the person they wanted to win Big Brother 8. After the jury vote, Julie Chen introduced Dick’s mother and son. Julie Chen also re-introduced the first five evicted houseguests.
After chatting with the first five evicted houseguests, Julie Chen introduced a video that revealed that the big secret twist of Big Brother 8 was that Eric was America’s Player. After the segment played, Jessica said that she was in shock but that she wasn’t mad at Eric.
Julie Chen pulled the keys one by one to reveal who the jury voted to win Big Brother 8. After revealing six keys, Evel Dick had four votes, and Julie Chen declared Dick Donato the winner of Big Brother 8. Julie Chen revealed that the final vote was five to two in favor of Evel Dick. When asked what he was going to do with the money, Evel Dick said “I’m taking a trip, man. I’m getting the hell out of here. Away from some of these people, and I’m going to relax, and I’ll be doing an around the world thing for sure.”