As we noted in our Big Brother recap earlier, the veterans are already dominating the newbies, with the cagiest veteran of all leading the charge.
Sadly, due to news reports and the live feeds of the show, we already know Evel Dick Donato left the show just after this footage was recorded.
The reason why is still a bit of a mystery, but Dick did confirm his exit and clear up some false rumors about it in a video on RTVZone (dot) com.
In short, it was NOT planned, and while he is sad about it, he felt he had no choice and has no regrets. Here are excerpts from Dick's statement:
"CBS will be addressing this on the Wednesday episode of 'Big Brother.' But I wanted to address my departure from the BB house to stop all of the speculation and b******t rumors floating around the internet once and for all.
I wasn't kicked out, I wasn't put in jail, I wasn't diagnosed with cancer, my mother, my son and my girlfriend weren't in any kind of accident or caused me to leave the house in any way shape or form.
My brother wasn't killed, I don't even have a brother ... all these rumors are just out of hand.
This isn't some kind of lame publicity stunt aimed at promoting RTVZone (dot) com ... Also, I didn't leave the game to push Daniele farther in the game, as some are saying. I was there to win and so was she.Also, it is true that Dani and I have not spoken for three years but for one time when we crossed paths at my mother's house about a year ago.
That conversation was brief and extremely awkward and we haven't spoke since, although I have left her a few voicemails since that time.
I would really like to apologize to CBS, the producers of the show, my daughter, my alliance, the other cast members and as well to all the fans.
I know you all are diappointed, as am I. This was very unexpected and was not planned in any way, shape or form.
I went into the BB house with the sole intention of winning the game and becoming the first two-time winner of BB. Nothing less would do for me. That was the goal, not making the jury, not bailing out, anything else. I was there to win.
I had a very good start in the game and was very happy with my position in the house, with my alliance and with my position within my alliance. Things were rolling very well and I couldn't have imagined a better start.
People, friends, family and fans who know me know I would have never, ever left the house if it could have been avoided ... I'm not a quitter, I've never quit anything and why would I leave, if it wasn't for something important.
I was summoned the Diary Room and the producers gave me some bad news about somebody I was very close with. Actually, they didn't even come on to the PA in the Diary Room, they came inside the Diary Room.
It was an emergency that required my immediate attention. There was no second thought. I had to leave and they understood completely.
I thank them for their understanding and their concern, it means a lot to me. As a matter of fact, they've contacted me a number of times since leaving to see how I'm doing and make sure everything is OK.
I really do appreciate how they're helping me out.
I had no idea about any of this. Bottom line is sometimes things in life happen that mean a lot more than being on a TV show. Some things in life give you perspective about what's really importantand this is one of those.
Sometimes people need you and if you're true to them, you do everything you can for them. This person needs me and I'm there for them no matter what.
I am going to respect their privacy and am not going to say anything else about the situation."
The show must go on, and it will be interesting to see how this shakes things up. We're sorry to see him go, but we understand and wish Dick the best.