Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few of EW’s burning questions about the latest episode of Big Brother. Check out her thoughts on the finale, and make sure to enjoy our exit interviews with Derrick, Cody, and Victoria.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Well, Julie, you called it that Cody would take Derrick to the end. Gameplay wise, is that the worst decision in Big Brother history? I mean, that cost him $450,000.
JULIE CHEN: Yes, and no. Yes, it cost him $450k. But at the end of the day, how could he live with himself stabbing a buddy, big bro figure and mentor in the back? Cody seems to be a good guy with a conscience and looks to come from a solid loving family. He chose loyalty over greed and that shows this kid has integrity. Not half a mil, but integrity…and that’s worth way more in life. Good karma.
How much fun do you have revealing secrets to the sequestered jury members as they get to learn everything that was going down all summer for the first time?
I love it! I love seeing the shock on everyone’s face because they are usually good natured about it and look like the love being fooled by the game and others. It’s all good fun. Never mean spirited.
What else struck you getting all those Houseguests together for the first time since the very beginning of the summer? It seemed like there were absolutely no hard feelings at all, which could be a Big Brother first!
This WAS a Big Brother first. But, I suspect the vote from Donny and Jocasta was motivated by hurt feelings and hurt ego. But hey, we’re all human. And so this season wasn’t completely without people feeling like they got burned. They just did a better job of appearing all was good on the outside. Overall, these Houseguests were just more mature and in control of their behavior than evictees from seasons past!