Natalie Carroll (Okins) isn't seeing double any more.(Photo courtesy: CBS)
There will be no more cases of mistaken identity in the "Big Brother 5" house.
Natalie Carroll (Okins) paid the ultimate price for her identical twin sister's mistake and was sent off to gab with host Julie Chen on last night's live eviction broadcast.
A secret player switching in and out of the game with her sister Adria Klein (Okins) for five weeks before winning the right to compete as an individual, Natalie was essentially set-up for defeat by the producers who hired the twins as a surreptitious twist. The twins never applied to be on the series unlike the majority of the other players.
For the other houseguests, targeting the twins was elementary. The fact that the twins deceived the other players for weeks on end and that the twins admitted to being sequestered in a hotel room when they swapped places, did not sit well with the other houseguests. Adria's surprise nomination of Girl Power member Will Wikle last week did nothing to endear them to the rest of the players either. Viewed as the brains and muscle of the Twins Alliance, Natalie was mercilessly targeted for eviction. Adria was the sole vote to keep Natalie in the house.
Speaking with Chen after taking the Walk of Shame, Natalie blamed her ejection on the houseguests not being able to view the twins as individuals.
"It has been something in their psychological standpoint that they could not overcome at this point. I do know that a lot of people are still dealing with it and I hope that by me being gone today, that will give Adria a 100 per cent chance at having a real chance at this game," Natalie said.
Natalie told Chen she wasn't bitter over Adria using the Power of Veto to save herself on Monday. Since both twins were playing as Adria at the start, Natalie thought it was only natural and fair that Adria elected to take herself off the nomination block.
"She has a hard challenge ahead of her," said Natalie of her sister's odds at progressing in the "Big Brother" series.
Adria and Natalie had attempted to enlarge the Twins Alliance by bringing 'Big Brother' lovebirds Diane and Drew, who also have identical twin siblings back home, into the fold. The thought being that twins could relate well to other twins. The attempt ultimately failed when Will's eviction enraged Diane. Feeling guilty about siding with the twins to evict Will, Drew promised Diane he would side with her this week and he did.
Natalie now becomes the second person on the "Big Brother 5" jury. She will be sent off to the secret sequestration house where last week's booted player, Will Wikle awaits her arrival. Upon leaving the game, Will bitterly refused farewells by the twins and told them that if Karma is a boomerang, he would see both twins sooner rather than later. On the live episode, viewers saw Will relaxing at the luxiourous, beach-side house and joking that the twins can sleep in a dank, dark stairwell. The exact location of the property was not revealed.
Marvin "The Man Who Could Not Be Voted Out" Latimer, the 36-year-old mortician from South Carolina, continued his winning streak by not only landing a walk-on role on 'The Young and the Restless' through an America's Choice viewer poll but also became this week's Head of Household by besting Michael "Cowboy" Ellis in the finals of a putting competition. The Y&R episode featuring Marvin will air August 30th. Marvin's nominations for eviction will become known on the 24/7 live Internet feeds over the weekend but won't air on television until a special episode of "Big Brother 5" at 8:00 p.m. next Tuesday. The usual Saturday episode has been preempted this week.
And once again, controversy swirled around the HOH competition. In the first putting round when Karen squared off against Marvin, it appeared that Karen might've sunk her ball first while Marvin's spun around before dropping in the hole. On the live 24/7 Internet feeds, both Marvin and Karen were called into the Diary Room to speak with the producers. According to the discussion in the house afterwards, it seems the producers reviewed the tapes of the competition and decided that Marvin's win would stand. Since the start of the season, the producers and host Julie Chen have been blown a couple of key calls during HOH competitions, which involved trivia questions. At times, houseguests who clearly gave incorrect answers were allowed to continue playing. None of those houseguests went on though to win those HOH competitions.