Monday, June 29th, 2009
s0e2: Season 11 Media Day Episode
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
s0e3: Season 11 House Tour With Julie Chen
Wednesday, July 5th, 2000
s1e1: BB1 Ep #1
On the first show, an hourlong affair, an instantly dislikable chucklehead host named Ian O'Malley shows us around the house while a dopey correspondent from CBS's dreadful "The Early Show," Julie Chen, acts enthusiastic as the 10 residents travel to the house, O.J. style, in a caravan of SUVs. O'Malley shows us the house, including the confession room (where, each day, each resident is required to go in and share his or her feelings) and the bathroom (monitored to prevent the residents from sneaking into the toilet or shower to have private conversations). Meanwhile, Chen chats vapidly with the residents' friends and families, whom the show has gathered outside the house. At the end of the hour, the residents finally arrive. They meet one another and go into the house. The door shuts behind them. They roam from room to room. A solitary Jordan is caught at the end, gazing at the cameras and the two-way mirrors pensively, reality dawning. It's a lyrical scene.
Thursday, July 6th, 2000
s1e2: BB1 Ep #2
The group sits around the kitchen table, sharing their life stories. The best part comes when Cassandra, who works at the U.N., says she's from New York. ""Harlem?"" asks cocky William, a little too quickly. ""Midtown,"" she says calmly. Eddie tells the others he lost his leg to bone cancer at 11, but never let himself feel sorry for himself. ""There was no real period of 'Why me?'"" he shares. ""It happened and I'll deal with it."" Jordan tells the group she's a triathlete, but doesn't let on she knows her way around a gentlemen's club. When it's time for bed, William finds himself in the room with the women, and is dispatched tout de suite. There's a test for the residents, Ã la the reward challenges on ""Survivor."" They have to decipher a cryptographic message that tells them where some money is. (The money apparently lets them buy food from the producers.) They figure it out, but realize they have to wait until the morning to go digging in the backyard. The women have a late-night pillow pa
Friday, July 7th, 2000
s1e3: BB1 Ep #3
George, the dad from Illinois, and Curtis, the lawyer, get up early and dig up the residents' $100 prize in the garden. The challenge today is fashioning a clock using two raw potatoes as the battery. The chore would bore even an eager Cub Scout to tears; the audience could be forgiven for noting that the ""Survivor"" producers had their cast eating bulbous maggots at this point. The kids are going to get sick of having Mom and Dad around. Over breakfast, George gives an impassioned speech about his children: ""That's my life, raising my family,"" he says. ""You should know, it's not the sexual things, it's the companionship,"" he continues earnestly. Wonder if his wife feels the same way. He finally begins to cry. ""I've never been away from them,"" he bawls. This sends Karen to the confession room again, crying as well. She has been in the house all of 24 hours and it's her second visit. George seems genuinely to miss his family; Karen, by contrast, is carrying a lot of negative emotional ba
Saturday, July 8th, 2000
s1e4: BB1 Ep #4
The group opens up about some of their hidden secrets, getting to know each other even more.
Monday, July 10th, 2000
s1e5: BB1 Ep #5
After the results are revealed, a debate about who voted for who occurs.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2000
s1e6: BB1 Ep #6
Jordan's comments about Eddie's girlfriend create tension.
Thursday, July 13th, 2000
s1e7: BB1 Ep #7
The banishment process begins when two people are nominated to go home.
Friday, July 14th, 2000
s1e8: BB1 Ep #8
Pre-nominition jitters cause the house to divide.
Saturday, July 15th, 2000
s1e9: BB1 Ep #9
William brings up race in the Big Brother House, alienating himself in the process.
Monday, July 17th, 2000
s1e10: BB1 Ep #10
Cassandra tries to help William change his attitude. Also, Karen and Josh get close.
Tuesday, July 18th, 2000
s1e11: BB1 Ep #11
Thursday, July 20th, 2000
s1e12: BB1 Ep #12
Friday, July 21st, 2000
s1e13: BB1 Ep #13
Saturday, July 22nd, 2000
s1e14: BB1 Ep #14
Monday, July 24th, 2000
s1e15: BB1 Ep #15
Tuesday, July 25th, 2000
s1e16: BB1 Ep #16
Wednesday, July 26th, 2000
s1e17: BB1 Ep #17
Thursday, July 27th, 2000
s1e18: BB1 Ep #18
Friday, July 28th, 2000
s1e19: BB1 Ep #19
Saturday, July 29th, 2000
s1e20: BB1 Ep #20
Monday, July 31st, 2000
s1e21: BB1 Ep #21
Tuesday, August 1st, 2000
s1e22: BB1 Ep #22
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2000
s1e23: BB1 Ep #23
Thursday, August 3rd, 2000
s1e24: BB1 Ep #24
Friday, August 4th, 2000
s1e25: BB1 Ep #25
Saturday, August 5th, 2000
s1e26: BB1 Ep #26
Monday, August 7th, 2000
s1e27: BB1 Ep #27
Tuesday, August 8th, 2000
s1e28: BB1 Ep #28
Wednesday, August 9th, 2000
s1e29: BB1 Ep #29
Thursday, August 10th, 2000
s1e30: BB1 Ep #30
Saturday, August 12th, 2000
s1e31: BB1 Ep #31
Monday, August 14th, 2000
s1e32: BB1 Ep #32
Tuesday, August 15th, 2000
s1e33: BB1 Ep #33
Wednesday, August 16th, 2000
s1e34: BB1 Ep #34
Thursday, August 17th, 2000
s1e35: BB1 Ep #35
Friday, August 18th, 2000
s1e36: BB1 Ep #36
Monday, August 21st, 2000
s1e37: BB1 Ep #37
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2000
s1e38: BB1 Ep #38
Thursday, August 24th, 2000
s1e39: BB1 Ep #39
Friday, August 25th, 2000
s1e40: BB1 Ep #40
Saturday, August 26th, 2000
s1e41: BB1 Ep #41
Monday, August 28th, 2000
s1e42: BB1 Ep #42
Tuesday, August 29th, 2000
s1e43: BB1 Ep #43
Wednesday, August 30th, 2000
s1e44: BB1 Ep #44
Thursday, August 31st, 2000
s1e45: BB1 Ep #45
Friday, September 1st, 2000
s1e46: BB1 Ep #46
Saturday, September 2nd, 2000
s1e47: BB1 Ep #47
Monday, September 4th, 2000
s1e48: BB1 Ep #48
Tuesday, September 5th, 2000
s1e49: BB1 Ep #49
Wednesday, September 6th, 2000
s1e50: BB1 Ep #50
Thursday, September 7th, 2000
s1e51: BB1 Ep #51
Friday, September 8th, 2000
s1e52: BB1 Ep #52
Saturday, September 9th, 2000
s1e53: BB1 Ep #53
Monday, September 11th, 2000
s1e54: BB1 Ep #54
Tuesday, September 12th, 2000
s1e55: BB1 Ep #55
Wednesday, September 13th, 2000
s1e56: BB1 Ep #56
Thursday, September 14th, 2000
s1e57: BB1 Ep #57
Friday, September 15th, 2000
s1e58: BB1 Ep #58
Saturday, September 16th, 2000
s1e59: BB1 Ep #59
Monday, September 18th, 2000
s1e60: BB1 Ep #60
Tuesday, September 19th, 2000
s1e61: BB1 Ep #61
Wednesday, September 20th, 2000
s1e62: BB1 Ep #62
Thursday, September 21st, 2000
s1e63: BB1 Ep #63
Friday, September 22nd, 2000
s1e64: BB1 Ep #64
Saturday, September 23rd, 2000
s1e65: BB1 Ep #65
Monday, September 25th, 2000
s1e66: BB1 Ep #66
Tuesday, September 26th, 2000
s1e67: BB1 Ep #67
Wednesday, September 27th, 2000
s1e68: BB1 Ep #68
Thursday, September 28th, 2000
s1e69: BB1 Ep #69
Friday, September 29th, 2000
s1e70: BB1 Ep #70 - Finale
Thursday, September 28th, 2000
s1e71: BB1 Ep #71
Friday, September 29th, 2000
s1e72: BB1 Ep #72 - Finale
Friday, September 29th, 2000
s1e73: BB1 Ep #72 - Finale
Thursday, July 5th, 2001
s2e1: BB2 Ep #1
This is it. The very first episode. Julie Chen is back to host this reality series that took off in July 2000 with mediocre ratings. There are a few changes this time around. The houseguests will vote for one another when the head of household(who wins their title in a challenge) nominates two people for eviction. Oh, and it is no longer banishment. Just eviction. There are 12, instead of 10. There are 12 houseguests and they are: Mike Krista Shannon Autumn Kent Will Hardy Bunky Justin Sheryl Monica Nicole Tonight, Kent wins a brand new car, as all 12 jam themselves into the little vehicle(god help the person who sat near Bunky) and whoever ""Outlasts"" the rest will win it. It was down to Kent and Autumn, but somehow Kent talked Autumn into getting out of the car. Mike also wins head of household and will not only have a whole room(with added treats) to himself, but he will also have to choose two people for eviction. Oh, much fun.
Saturday, July 7th, 2001
s2e2: BB2 Ep #2
Heavy is the head that wears the crown. The dark reality of having to nominate two of his housemates comes crashing down on Head of Household Mike. His scattershot focus on whom he's going to nominate ranges from Kent (""I'm getting sick of hearing Kent's voice"") to Autumn (""She's getting on my nerves""), from Hardy (""I like him, but he's expendable"") to Nicole (calling her his ""number one AND number two choice""). Nicole has others in the house upset as well. People say they're tired of her loud and opinionated ways. And she feels the pressure, too. She laments not being able to get to know Mike (calling him ""Slim Shady""), and thinks that will count against her when the time comes for nominations. Meanwhile, Bunky is coming out of the closet to the others, starting with Autumn. He shows her a family picture of him and his husband. He's afraid of being evicted by the guys when they find out, and is relieved when Autumn is supportive. Knowing Nicole is under the gun, Bunky approaches her a
Tuesday, July 10th, 2001
s2e3: BB2 Ep #3
With the recent nominations hanging over her, Nicole feels like a dead woman walking. But she has a plan to stay in the house: she's going to ""pull people aside, one on one. Hopefully that'll bring them around."" Meanwhile her adversary Sheryl seems to have the support of the house. People tell her ""We love you, don't worry,"" but she feels ""I'm very well-liked, but that could be a strategy."" And many in the house are looking to the next nominations, with one name on their lips: Will. People have realized that Sheryl represents a real threat. Kent says she's planting thoughts in people's heads. He's also upset that Mike told her not to pack her bag, thinking she's guaranteed to stay. The younger guys like Mike and Will call her ""Mrs. Robinson"" and ""hot."" Fighting the seemingly inevitable, a grassroots campaign to keep Nicole in the house has begun. Justin terms Sheryl ""as phony as a $2 bill"" and Krista says ""Right now I'd vote Nicole to stay."" With the focus on these nominees, Will is pu
Thursday, July 12th, 2001
s2e4: BB2 Ep #4
One HouseGuest was expelled from the Big Brother house, another evicted by normal voting. Justin, the bartender from Bayonne, New Jersey was expelled from the house for breaking the established rules set forth. Justin threatened HouseGuests with physical violence and intimidation, a violation of one of the most serious house rules. Host Julie Chen explained that Justin had been given an official warning that such behavior would not be tolerated anymore. Justin repeated this warning, proving that he understood the rule. Nevertheless, his behavior, which included destruction of house property, culminated in a final incident in which he and Krista were kissing on the kitchen table. Justin picked up a metal carpet sweeper and said to her ""Would you get mad if I cracked you over the head with this?"" He swung it at an unfazed Krista in slow motion, puts the sweeper down and returns to kissing her. At this point he walks away from her in the kitchen and says ""Would you get mad if I killed you
Saturday, July 14th, 2001
s2e5: BB2 Ep #5
As a gleeful Nicole unpacks her bags, the members of Chill Town sit, stunned, in the aftermath of Sheryl's eviction. Mike's plan to evict Nicole has backfired and he feels the focus of the others sharpening on him, Shannon and Will. ""I'm in shock. I can't believe people voted for her,"" Mike says to Will, who responds, ""We're the three most hated people in here."" Beyond being nervous for his future in the house, Mike, the outgoing Head of Household, feels guilty at having nominated Sheryl. But his remorse doesn't concern some of the other HouseGuests, including Hardy, who says, ""My only goal is to get them (Chill Town) out."" Meanwhile, the battle between Chill Town and the Real People (who now call themselves ""The Hot Box"") rages on, and not just behind closed doors. Autumn claims that Mike had tried to sleep with her to secure her vote against Nicole, a charge that Mike denies, calling her a liar. Their animosity erupts into a fight in the backyard where Mike accuses Autumn of ""coming
Tuesday, July 17th, 2001
s2e6: BB2 Ep #6
The house faces the ramifications of the latest nominations, which put Kent and Autumn in the hot seat. Chill Town plots to see how they can bend these circumstances to their benefit - and wonders where Krista, the current Head of Household, puts her allegiances.Reactions following the nominations are mixed. Chill Town breathes easy over the fact that Will wasn't put up against someone who would have ensured his eviction. But Will knows that he's on borrowed time and tries to figure out which nominee to evict to maintain a strategic advantage. For their parts, the two nominees are resigned to their fates. Kent goes to the hammock to ponder his situation and asks Autumn to give him space when she tries to join him. Krista says that his nomination was ""luck of the draw"" and she has nothing against him, but Kent tells her he knew she'd nominate him. Autumn feels that she's as good as gone and agrees when Hardy tells her that he doesn't think she ""can take another week."" Hardy also tells N
Thursday, July 19th, 2001
s2e7: BB2 Ep #7
Having put Kent and Autumn up for eviction, Krista says she has no regrets and believes that Autumn is not emotionally ready for the game. Her nomination of Kent was luck of the draw, but he's not a sure thing to stay in he house. As part of the strong Chill Town alliance, Mike says he thinks Kent is ""just grumpy"" and goes so far as to whisper ""I hate him"" to Will and Shannon. Hardy has the ear of Monica and Bunky and explains to them that Autumn should be at home with her son. That seemingly makes three votes to evict Autumn and three to evict Kent, leaving Nicole as the swing vote. Conflicted about her decision, Nicole says she's likely to just flip a coin to decide, unless something drastic happens before the vote. Nicole is still trying to infiltrate Chill Town, who seem receptive to having her. Adding Nicole to the Mike-Will-Shannon alliance would give the new Chill Town enough votes to evict anyone they wanted, so long as one of them gets Head of Household and makes the nominatio
Saturday, July 21st, 2001
s2e8: BB2 Ep #8
Autumn's unanimous eviction was hard on the HouseGuests, creating breaches in trust that could have long-term implications. Hardy feels that the veiled reference Autumn made prior to her eviction of being betrayed by a roommate was directed at him, but inspired by thoughts Nicole put in her head. Hardy has lost his trust in Nicole and isn't sure where her allegiances are, based on this and her convincing wooing of Chill Town. With Hardy winning Head of Household, the members of Chill Town feel that at least one of them will be nominated. Shannon says, ""Here's where Chill Town starts to dwindle."" Mike isn't sure what type of strategy Hardy will employ in his nominations, feeling that Hardy isn't smart enough to see all the angles in deciding his move. Hardy gives a potential hint of what's to come, saying he doesn't ""think Mike is that bad a guy, but he chose a path that's unacceptable. Will is the ringmaster of Chill Town and I'm going to hold him accountable."" The women in the House f
Tuesday, July 24th, 2001
s2e9: BB2 Ep #9
Being nominated together has made strategy difficult for Will and Shannon. Will says he refuses to fight against Shannon to stay in the house, preferring that an ""arbitrary vote"" decide. He mentions to Shannon the idea of a voluntary exit, but she passionately shoots it down, telling him that whoever remains has to ""make Hardy's life hell."" Shannon is angry at Hardy for nominating her against Will, blaming it on his jealousy of their happiness. Hardy says that ""the rationale's not there, it's nonsensical,"" and says that he is motivated more by the desire for Chill Town to lose the game than for he himself to win it. His offer of immunity to Mike was intended to plant doubt in Will's mind about Mike's loyalty. But Mike and Will are still tight. They discuss how, if Will stays, he'll have a distinct purpose in the house: ""to get Hardy out."" Mike says that Hardy is dumb to have nominated Shannon and Will together and says, ""He'll find out why some people own clubs and other people work at
Thursday, July 26th, 2001
s2e10: BB2 Ep #10
Shannon has decided to convince the HouseGuests to evict her instead of Will, directly soliciting their votes. Shannon asks Nicole and others to vote for her to ""take the power from Hardy."" With 6 HouseGuests voting, Hardy knows that as the Head of Household, he'll cast the deciding vote in case of a tie. He asks Monica to vote to evict Will, planning to get Kent and Bunky to do the same. Monica agrees, noting that Will thinks of her as a target, therefore is more of a threat to her than Shannon.Hardy moves on to Kent, explaining that he wants to rub it in Chill Town's face when he decides who leaves. Kent agrees to the plan, liking the idea of rubbing salt in the wound. Knowing their time is short, Shannon and Will go on a ""date"" with the help of their housemates. They dress in nice clothes, sit at a private table and eat a meal prepared for them by Nicole.The date is important, according to Mike, because they're falling in love but know one of them is leaving the house. Will says mee
Saturday, July 28th, 2001
s2e11: BB2 Ep #11
In the wake of Shannon's departure, Will feels ""like a coward. I kept my mouth shut all week."" He says he feels longing for Shannon and in the moments after she shut the door, he considered leaving with her. Will admires that Shannon went out with her head held high, while Mike Boogie acknowledges how hard it is to say goodbye to someone then fight for your own life in the Head of Household competition a half hour later. Mike is upset with himself for losing the HoH to Kent, saying ""Kent as HoH is an abomination."" Kent doesn't mind that not everyone is happy with his victory and takes in all the perks that power provides. Bunky says Kent ""LOVES being HoH. He's like a kid in a candy store."" This doesn't stop Kent from griping about all manner of things, from the caffeine free soda in his refrigerator to getting so-called ""gay food"" like fruit and cheese.After a while his complaining even gets on the nerves of his allies, and Hardy asks him, ""Would you quit bitching?"" While Kent goofs ar
Tuesday, July 31st, 2001
s2e12: BB2 Ep #12
Mike still has hard feelings toward Kent for nominating him, telling the HoH, ""You're going to be the joke of your hometown."" Mike tells Hardy he has respect for him for not hiding the fact that he wants Chill Town out of the game, while Kent hides behind alliances and group decisions. Mike goes outside and vigorously works out, burning off his aggression. Krista is able to calm Boogie down when she comes outside and tells him she'll spoon with him that night. Still upset about Kent, Mike complains to Will that ""It's like being in a movie and the extras and stand-ins take over and the stars are out. I'm a star and he's an extra."" Krista wants to find out if others think she betrayed anyone's trust, as Kent said. Nicole tells her that Kent was speaking for himself and not the group, but later says that she thinks Krista is going to everyone and only telling them what they want to hear. Hardy has had enough of all the House intrigue and tells everyone that he will no longer discuss votin
Thursday, August 2nd, 2001
s2e13: BB2 Ep #13
It hasn't been an easy week for Krista or Mike. Their relationship has made it hard for them to concentrate on surviving in the game. Krista says that she wishes she were nominated against anyone in the House besides Mike, and Mike says that Krista is someone in the House he cares for very deeply. As former Heads of Household, they also agree that they dislike the way Kent ran the game. On the back porch, Mike confronts Kent verbally, asking if Kent is ""eyeballing me."" They argue, with Kent telling Mike to ""grow up,"" and Mike saying he's ""pissed I had to spend a month with your complaining ass."" Mike asks Kent how he'll explain his behavior to his kids and Kent warns him to leave his kids out of it. Later, Kent, feeling more comfortable, tells Hardy and Bunky that they ""have to be the last three in here."" Hardy tells this to Nicole, who turns around and asks Kent about it. Kent denies Hardy's version of events and says Hardy came to him saying exactly the same thing. Nicole knows she h
Saturday, August 4th, 2001
s2e14: BB2 Ep #14
Mike Boogie may be gone, but he's not forgotten. Krista and Will particularly are taking his absence hard. Bunky takes care of Krista, telling her to ""take a few days to get over Boogie"" and Krista responds, ""It'll take more than that."" Krista tells Will that Mike gave her ""butterflies,"" while Will says, ""Everyone I'm friends with is gone. I lost my girlfriend and I lost my best friend."" If Mike did nothing else in the House, his forming of the ""boy band"" 2 Hype would be enough for everyone to remember him by. Leading the rehearsals, the band is referred to as ""Boogie's brainchild."" Their performances are cut together into a video, which the HouseGuests watch together (except for Kent, who stays in the hot tub) on the plasma screens. They laugh at themselves, with Bunky calling it ""embarrassing and goofy,"" but Nicole says, ""It looked pretty cool to us."" After the video, the group is surprised as Mike's emotional farewell message to Krista plays out. ""You taught me what was important in
Tuesday, August 7th, 2001
s2e15: BB2 Ep #15
The last traces of friendship between Hardy and Kent begin to disintegrate as Hardy tells Kent that he meant what he said about him during nomination. Kent says he understands, but calls Hardy a ""hard-hearted phony just like all the rest."" The other nominee, Will, seems to skating by, but Hardy reminds him he should ""feel safe, but not that safe."" Krista indicates that nominating Will was a move to ensure Kent's eviction, which shows how far Will has come since Chill Town was disbanded. Kent thanks Bunky ""for being a good friend since I got here,"" but Bunky is asking everyone how they want him to vote. Nicole and Hardy separately tell him to ""vote his conscience,"" which Bunky finds suspicious and makes him suspect he's been excluded from the plan, marking him as the next to go. Nicole tells Kent she threw the HoH competition so she wouldn't be forced to nominate Kent, who wonders if Bunky is moving against him. Nicole tells Hardy she wants to vote to evict Will out of loyalty to Kent,
Thursday, August 9th, 2001
s2e16: BB2 Ep #16
Will, who has referred to himself as ""the puppetmaster"", finds out that other people have been pulling the strings from the very beginning. He gets confirmation from Krista that she's been part of the ""Untouchables"" alliance with Monica and Hardy since the third day in the House. Asked what Nicole will think of this alliance, Krista tells Will that she won't find out, because Will is the only one outside of the group that knows about it. Undeterred, Will tells Nicole about the UT group and explains that their card-playing is a way of signaling each other who they intend to vote out. In the Diary Room, Will says that this is something he made up to make their alliance seem more sinister. Nicole confronts Hardy, more concerned with Krista's duplicity than with his. Will has decided that Hardy is ""not a nice guy. He lies. That's my role."" His new plan is to evict Hardy, then take his place next to Monica and Krista and hope that Nicole doesn't get too upset with him. He tries to get more
Saturday, August 11th, 2001
s2e17: BB2 Ep #17
Bunky mourns Kent's departure, saying, ""I never dreamed Kent and I would become friends."" Some of the other HouseGuests, however, are upset because Bunky himself voted for Kent's eviction; Krista says, ""That guy's such a punk. I thought he was his friend."" Bunky thinks that he was doing Kent a favor, believing Kent didn't want to be in the House anymore, and hopes that people aren't ""playing"" him. With Kent gone, Will congratulates everyone left, noting that the game is halfway done. As the new HoH, Nicole says she is ""playing so many games that without pen and paper I can't keep track."" She consults with everyone to find out their thoughts about who should be nominated. While talking with Hardy, Nicole suggests Krista, and Hardy recommends Bunky, believing him to be the most powerful threat left. Checking with Krista, Nicole tells her that her friendship with Monica is too strong, then also tells her that she herself, along with Will and Hardy, have pledged to push Krista to victory b
Tuesday, August 14th, 2001
s2e18: BB2 Ep #18
Nicole thinks Monica still believes she's being punished for how she voted in Week One. ""I have more respect for Monica voting to keep Sheryl,"" Nicole says, but actually Monica simply feels she never had a chance to win the game. Hardy calls this notion ""ludicrous,"" while Bunky says ""it's an excuse, a cop-out."" After nominations, Bunky goes to Nicole to lend her his ear, but when Krista comes into the room Bunky leaves and lets them discuss circumstances. Nicole explains that being excluded from the UT alliance was ""hurtful,"" but Krista says she misunderstood what the UT meant. To Nicole, it boils down to the fact that Krista and Hardy, the people she trusted most, plotted against her. Will has worked to convince Nicole that Hardy isn't honest, but Krista encourages Nicole to believe that they (Krista and Hardy) are her friends and that she should trust them again. While Krista tries to mend fences, Monica uses the Diary Room to cry in private so the other HouseGuests don't see (Monica
Thursday, August 16th, 2001
s2e19: BB2 Ep #19
The latest round of nominations has thrown the House more out of balance than usual. Nicole has used her power as HoH to convince Hardy, Will and Bunky to vote Krista out, perceiving her to be a bigger threat than Monica. Talking to Will and Hardy, she says, ""If you two vote the way you're supposed to vote, there's nothing to worry about."" But things are never that simple in the House, as who is helping who is always the number-one topic of discussion. Krista believes Bunky is the swing vote and reminds him of the power he holds. She later tells him that her wish is to get a marble tombstone for her mother, and Bunky tells her that, no matter what, her wish will come true. Krista believes this is Bunky's way of telling her that she's set for eviction. Hardy starts to soften his stance, telling Nicole he doesn't want to be the bad guy and vote Krista out. Will's conscience begins to bother him also and he says that he at least wants to give Krista a sympathy vote. Hardy believes that Wi
Tuesday, August 21st, 2001
s2e20: BB2 Ep #20
The energy level of the entire House is down following Krista's eviction. Nicole calls her exit ""the worst yet,"" and understands why Monica, Krista's closest friend, is upset. Monica says that her relationship with Krista created ""safe space"" for both of them away from the negative aspects of the game. Will takes her departure very badly, saying that he's embarrassed to be in the House and recalls that Krista could have nominated him when she was HoH in the second week, which would have resulted in his certain eviction. Bunky fears that he may have ruined dreams that Krista had for herself, which makes Hardy angry at Bunky. Hardy sees her eviction in practical terms, that she was a threat to him winning the game. Nicole bonds with the others on the patio, crying and yelling in frustration, upset at not having an outlet for eliminating tension. Will is confused by her reactions, saying that Krista's eviction was Nicole's doing. Later, Will cries, upset at himself, feeling like he ""let M
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2001
s2e21: BB2 Ep #21
The HouseGuests are still angry at the unknown sell-out in their midst who has forced them into four days of PB and J rations. Hardy has confessed he took an offer for more money and tells the other mystery person to own up to accepting the bribe, because the longer the group doesn't know who it is, the worse it'll be for that person when they do. Bunky, the so-called ""sell-out,"" tells Big Brother in the Diary Room that he wants a second chance to refuse the money and asks if he can pay back the $5000 he took, plus eat PB and J for 8 days so the group doesn't have to. Eventually, Bunky matter-of-factly confesses to everyone, who good-naturedly make fun of him. Will tells Bunky that he's the new evil doctor in the House and Hardy says that the only thing Bunky is guilty of is ""bad bartering"" because a better deal was out there. On a more serious note, Monica tells Bunky that they are all going to complain about their PB and J diet, but he shouldn't take it personally. Bunky is still ups
Saturday, August 25th, 2001
s2e22: BB2 Ep #22
Bunky walks the thin line between victory and defeat, saying, ""I lost HoH, but I put up a good fight. Now I think I'll be nominated."" Hardy's third reign as HoH spells trouble for Will, who points out that, ""Historically, I'm in trouble. Hardy has nominated me twice before."" Nicole, on the other hand, is thrilled that Hardy is in charge again because it helps push their plan forward. ""I'm elated,"" she says. ""Now I just have to hold up my end and win HoH next."" With a third opportunity to nominate fellow HouseGuests, Hardy reflects on his previous chances and says that this time is harder than either of those. The remaining HouseGuests are all ""people I enjoy being around,"" he says. In an effort to smooth things over and maybe escape the seemingly inevitable nomination, Will turns on the charm to entertain Hardy, a maneuver Nicole notices. She tells Will she thinks it was a good move and Will asks her if she can save him from eviction if Hardy does nominate him. Nicole is non-committal,
Tuesday, August 28th, 2001
s2e23: BB2 Ep #23
The HouseGuests are surprised that the usually emotional Bunky is taking his first nomination so well. Hardy tells Nicole, ""When my time comes, I want to take it as well as he is."" For his part, Bunky says, ""It doesn't feel bad. It's my first time being nominated and probably my last."" Will, the other nominee, is his usual self, preferring to talk about Hardy, saying, ""He's becoming strange, like a Bizarro Superman."" Bunky says that Hardy is very high maintenance and that he never felt a lot of love for him. He approaches Nicole to find out if this is his last week, telling her he wants to really enjoy himself if it is. Nicole tells Bunky that nothing is set yet, and Bunky reminds her of her promise that she'd never vote to evict him. Nicole in turn corrects Bunky, claiming she never said that, that he promised her he'd never vote against her. Nicole says that she told him to play the game based on his own strategy and instincts. Bunky relays this conversation to Monica, saying he thin
Thursday, August 30th, 2001
s2e24: BB2 Ep #24
Will and Bunky, the two nominees, are using different strategies to deal with their nominations, but share one thing in common: a healthy fear of the Nicole/Hardy tandem. Hardy yells at Bunky while exercising, but then offers to cook him breakfast, an offer that Bunky mocks when alone, calling Hardy a "closet case." Monica says that Nicole and Hardy are running the House, but that they're not her parents and don't have control of her. In the HoH room, Nicole tells Hardy that it's "our bedroom," meaning she has as much right to the HoH title as he does. Hardy disagrees, telling her "it's more my room"--but not everyone sees it that way. When Bunky makes his last-ditch appeal to stay in the House, he goes to Nicole first, indicating where he thinks the power really is. While setting up for the Monday meeting, Hardy tries to usher Monica into one of the red chairs, signifying that he thinks of her as a nominee. Bunky feels that this means Hardy believes Will is already evicted, since Will's chair is the one that was empty at the time. (Bunky makes his case )Monica also notes this curious exchange and is concerned that Hardy asked her three times to sit in the chair she didn't belong in. Will talks to Hardy and affirms that he intends to honor the deal they made to keep him in the House. Alone outside lying in the sun, Will refers to Hardy and Nicole as "suckers" for believing him and says, "Some village is missing an idiot if they think I won't stab them in the back."
Tuesday, September 4th, 2001
s2e25: BB2 Ep #25
Picking up from last episode's cliffhanger, Monica, Will and Nicole are in the midst of the HoH competition. Nicole says that this is "the biggest, most important HoH competition yet. If I don't win it, that signs my death warrant. I'll kill myself trying to win." Overhead an airplane trails a banner reading "N & W in hotub Im betrayed & hurt. J," sent by Nicole's husband Jeff. Hardy explains in the Diary Room that the night before the group had gathered in the hot tub and rumors had evidently spread via the Internet that something inappropriate happened between Nicole and Will, upsetting Jeff. He goes on to say that this was an emergency of a serious nature, causing Nicole to worry that her marriage may be over due to the Internet rumors, so Big Brother contacts Jeff because of the incident. Nicole then communicates a message to Jeff, still on the bed competing for HoH, directly to the cameras for transmission over the live Internet feed, vowing that he had absolutely nothing to worry about. With all three competitors still in the game, Hardy makes them an offer on behalf of Big Brother. The first one to take their hand off their key and ring their bell will win a chauffeur-driven limousine ride to the fast food restaurant of their choice. Will, Monica and Nicole reject that offer quickly. Looking at the group, which has tried to cover up with the bed sheets for warmth, Hardy notes that Nicole was "positioned precariously, especially since Will kept moving around." Will tugs on the sheets to better cover himself and Nicole pulls back, taking her hand off her key to do so. As Nicole leaves the bed and the competition, Will apologizes, but Nicole, already upset by the banner, is infuriated. As she walks away, Will looks at Monica and laughs, "One of them [Hardy or Nicole] is going home." In the Diary Room, Nicole rages, "I just lost to Will's ass! And the only good thing in my life is falling apart!" Will talks to Monica, saying that he's been deceitful since he got in the House, but hasn't tried to hide it, while others do the same and worse, only they can't admit it. Monica gears herself for the long haul, telling Will that HoH is "something I want. You don't understand." Earlier Will had noted that when Mike and Shannon were evicted, both finished second in the previous HoH competition, leading him to wonder if throwing the competition would be a good strategy. Hardy comes to him and Monica on the bed and makes them another offer: accept the mystery prize, which could be "their wildest fantasy or worst nightmare," or stay in the game. Will takes his hand off the key and rings his bell, saying, "I came in this House to gamble." As a result of his gamble, Monica is the new HoH and Will is the proud winner of a three-foot-tall (empty) jar of peanut butter, a prop from an earlier Food Competition. Nicole and Hardy are both upset at Will's decision, because the deal they made with him depended on him winning HoH. By accepting the offer, they feel he threw the Competition and sold them out. Nicole tells Hardy, "It makes me sick that he got the best of us." In the Diary Room, Nicole says of Will, "I've never had such an immense distaste for anyone in my entire life. Ever." Will anticipates this reaction, but thinks that Hardy and Nicole will eventually realize they need to kiss up to him in order to stay in the House. In their bedroom, Nicole tells Will, "I have to hand it to you, Will. You played us like a violin." She leaves the bedroom for the patio, but returns a few minutes later and yells at him, asking, "What is it about me that you think you can stomp all over me? Do you think you're smarter than me? Do you think you're better than me?" She leaves again for the patio, but this time Will follows her. He apologizes, saying, "I'm sorry you think I'm such a monster. You've proven to be an amazing friend. I hold myself responsible for the bad things that have happened to you and I hold you responsible for the good things that have happened to me." Making her first nominations, Monica has what she calls "a little anxiety attack." Nicole and Hardy are also nervous, not knowing Monica's strategy. Will is blasÈ, saying, "I'm always nominated." Gathering the nomination keys, Monica looks to the pictures of Sheryl, Bunky and Krista, calling them "the underdogs," and prepares the nomination box. Hardy reminds Nicole that their plans can still work so long as one of them is kept safe by Monica. Nicole is hopeful, thinking that Monica hates Will enough to nominate him, ensuring "a fun, peaceful House." With only one key to pull, Monica removes Will's key, which leaves Nicole and Hardy up for nomination. Monica tells them, "You two are a power and you threw it in our faces." Will, whose one vote decides who stays and who goes, smiles broadly and calls Monica his "new best friend." Nicole is preoccupied with the banner she saw and says, "I'm nominated and have to live with not knowing what's happening on the outside." Looking back on the decisions and agreements he's made, Hardy says, "I should have been more intelligent with my choices."
Wednesday, September 5th, 2001
s2e26: BB2 Ep #26
After Monica's speech to the newly nominated Nicole and Hardy, Will compliments her, saying, "Monica, that was the best nomination speech yet." Nicole and Hardy don't have any bad feelings toward Monica, but they are upset with Will. Nicole sobs, "I'm flabbergasted and disgusted Will may place first or second." Hardy believes that Will "violated the spirit of [their] agreement" when he took the offer from Big Brother and handed the HoH to Monica. "My first instinct was to crush him," Hardy says of Will, but Will remains true to his philosophy. Regarding the House Competitions, Will says, "I incorporated a 'lose everything' strategy" that has kept him appearing weak. Nicole is still greatly upset by the airplane banner she saw, insinuating that her husband was upset over Internet rumors. She cries in her bed, saying repeatedly that she wants to leave the House to be with her husband, but Will tries to talk her out of it, saying later that he needs her around for his strategy. Later, another banner from Nicole's husband flies overhead, saying "[HEART] U N Stay Torment WL 4 Me - CSI" (Translation: "Love you Nicole. Stay and torment Will for me." The CSI reference is a code from her husband to indicate the banner is really from him.) The banner bolsters her spirits and lets her continue on in the game, which is something Will didn't doubt. "She's the mean queen behind the scene," he says, "She wouldn't leave." As a result of the latest America's Choice Question, the backyard is transformed into a "Winter Wonderland." The HouseGuests charge outside and immediately get into a snowball fight. Monica says, "I think it's amazing the way the backyard was transformed." Nicole, however, hates snow and the stuffed penguins and polar bear used for decoration. Will stands behind the polar bear and pretends to speak to Nicole, getting under her skin. She goes back inside to make a sandwich while the others happily build a snowman. Later, Monica returns from the storage room carrying a box of Big Brother 2 T-shirts, but says she doesn't know what they are for. She begins to read the instructions for a "Special Event Challenge," which culminates in her asking if the HouseGuests are ready for the "Ultimate Reality Showdown." As she finishes reading, the doorbell rings, a sound nobody in the House has heard in over 60 days. They rush to answer their front door to find reality TV veterans Alicia, Gervase, Jeff and Sue from Survivor and Survivor:The Australian Outback waiting for them.
Thursday, September 6th, 2001
s2e27: BB2 Ep #27
Nicole reflects on the run she and Hardy had controlling the House. For three consecutive weeks, they were HoH and dictated who stayed and who left. "The only thing bad for us is if Monica wins HoH," she told Hardy on the patio. Monica did become HoH and Hardy and Nicole's nightmare came to life: their power was gone and Will would decide which one of them got evicted. Monica says, "It felt good to let them know they were human." Hardy tells Nicole that he's not going to do anything to persuade Will to keep him, and says, "I'm fine with leaving. But if I stay, I'm kicking his ass." Monica believes that Will, who has made no secret of his deceitful approach to the game, deserves the power that she has given him, and Will is running with it. He believes that Nicole is subtly stabbing Hardy in the back, insinuating to Will that she wants him to keep her in the House. He asks Nicole for a haircut, but Nicole says she won't give him one until Friday, or after the eviction has happened. "I want to see her stab Hardy in the back one more time," Will says. He balances the reasons he has for evicting either of them, remembering his promise to Shannon, but saying that, "If I had to decide right now, I'd evict Nicole. She's bossing me around, but with Hardy, I'm having fun." Monica looks at all the machinations in the House and simply says, "I prayed for folk in here. Forgive them, for they know not what they do."
Tuesday, September 18th, 2001
s2e28: BB2 Ep #28
Part of what makes BIG BROTHER 2 unique is that it's competitors are isolated completely from the outside world with only each other for interaction. However, due to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the BIG BROTHER 2 producers broke from this idea and informed the HouseGuests of what had happened. Monica was called to the Diary Room, by herself at first, and was informed of the events at the World Trade Center where her cousin Tamitha worked and remains unaccounted for. Producers were already in touch with her family and promised to relay messages back and forth to keep her up to date on the situation. Bringing Will and Nicole into the Diary Room, the producers informed them that their families had been contacted and everyone in their families were OK after the attacks. Like all Americans, the HouseGuests discussed the tragedies occuring at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. Nicole and Will were both amazed at the strength Monica displayed after hearing that her cousin is missing. Monica says, "What's important to me is that my family in New York is taking care of that business. If I leave or stay, if they can't get here, it's not important to me." Round Two of the final Head of Household Competition sees Monica eliminated from contention, leaving the decision of who the finalists will be to whoever wins Round Three. From those final two HouseGuests, one winner will be chosen by the Jury, which consists of all the other evicted BIG BROTHER 2 HouseGuests, each of whom is busy with living their lives as celebrities. Mike Boogie says it was a tough adjustment leaving the House, but that he's now OK. He gives Nicole "mad kudos" for her success in the game and says that he and Krista are trying to figure out how they fit in each other's lives. He has recently taped an appearance on the Monday night CBS comedy YES, DEAR. Shannon has been playing volleyball in Hermosa Beach and loves talking about the show to anyone who approaches her. She has no regrets about the "Hardy toothbrush incident," saying that Hardy is a "bully." At this point, she doesn't know where her relationships with Will or Jim will lead her. Autumn reveals that prior to coming into the House she was diagnosed with Graves Disease, a thyroid condition that led to a rapid weight gain. She's lost 9 pounds since leaving the House and is working on recording a CD. Sheryl calls her early eviction a "mixed blessing" because upon leaving the House, she was told by her doctor that she has breast cancer. He recommends a mastectomy, which Sheryl schedules, and her doctor tells her that by being proactive, she'll "probably never have to see us again." Despite this horrible news, Sheryl remains optimistic, saying "With positive feelings, you can conquer everything." On the eve of the last HoH Competition, both Will and Nicole are thinking about throwing the contest, with the idea that whoever wins will be "the bad guy" and sway the votes in the Finals. Nicole approaches Will with the offer that they both try to win the title and Will agrees. Moments later, however, he looks to the camera and whispers "I'm gonna cut her," meaning that he wasn't planning on honoring that agreement. With all of this in mind, Monica says, "It's not a good feeling, my fate in their hands." Julie talks to the group, assembled in the living room, asking Monica how she's doing. Monica replies that she's "keeping the faith, praying and keeping a positive attitude." Regarding what it feels like to be in the final three, Nicole says she hasn't thought about it much, due to what's going on in the nation, but that overall, with only three of them left, it's more like hanging out at an apartment, rather than a game. Will agrees, saying "We don't know exactly what's going on, but we sense the sorrow, and our wishes and thoughts go out to America." Kent, Hardy, Krista and Bunky are still adjusting to their newfound notoriety. Hardy and Bunky are both happy to be home, in York, PA, and with Greg, respectively. Kent says his life after the House has been "exciting," while Krista says she gets recognized everywhere she goes. Kent, having given up smoking in the House, says "I'm a non-smoker and will remain that way." Bunky says it "feels good to say I told you so" to Hardy and Nicole for kicking him out instead of Will. Hardy thinks that watching Will's Diary Room entries are the most eye-opening thing he's seen about the game and marvels at "the insanity that goes on inside that boy's head." Krista is moving on to new things, first saying "it's hard to fathom going back to being a waitress," adding, "I want to thank everybody, it was great. Look for me in the future because I plan on going big." After Hardy says he can't wait to see who emerges as the last HoH, Kent says, "I could care less which one of those freaks wins this game." The last HoH competition involves seven questions from Julie about everything that they've experienced in the Big Brother House. Will and Nicole write their answers on a dry erase board and get one point for each correct answer. Their point totals from the first two rounds don't count towards their Round 3 total.Nicole answers all 7 questions correctly, while Will misses one, giving the HoH title to Nicole. Speaking to Nicole before the eviction decision, Monica says "I played a good game. The fate is in your hands. Yeah, I need the money, but we all need the money.' Will, on the other hand, simply tells her, "I don't think there's anything I can say now." Talking briefly to Julie in the Diary Room, Nicole says that she came to this ultimate position of power by changing her strategy from treating people in the House well, to "trying to nail them to the wall," to a purely emotional strategy the last few weeks. Returning to the living room, she informs Will and Monica that she has chosen to evict Monica, saying that she promised her husband she'd do her best to take home some money and that she has a better chance against Will in the Finals. Monica takes the news in stride, telling Nicole not to cry. As she rises, she says, "This is one of my journeys, it's not over, baby. I played a damned good game, I turned this place out. If you feel good in your heart with what you've done, then God bless you and I wish you the best of luck.'
Thursday, September 20th, 2001
s2e29: BB2 Ep #29
Thursday, September 20th, 2001
s2e30: BB2 Ep #30
It's come down to this. Will and Nicole have taken different routes to the Finals, but they remain standing and are now waiting for the word from their former housemates. With the former HouseGuests waiting in the wings, Nicole and Will reflect on how they made it this far. Nicole's intent was to remain true to herself and be the same person inside the House that she is outside. "It's gotten me this far," she says. Will went into the House with a devious, two-pronged strategy: lie to everyone and lose all competitions. "I consider lying a sport," he boasts. "If you got burned in this House, it's your fault." After a narrow victory in the first eviction vote, Nicole tried to rally the other HouseGuests into going after Will, who was nominated three times but never voted out. Nicole believes the only reason she made it as far as she did is because she was able to make alliances with people, but Will turns this idea on its head, saying, "The smartest thing I did in this game was falsely befriend Nicole." Carrying such a conniving nemesis into the Finals may be what ultimately gives Nicole the prize, and she makes her case, bluntly stating, "I should win because I never lied to anybody, which he did a billion times." Before they can cast their votes, the evicted HouseGuests have some dirty laundry to air with each other. Monica addresses the group, which is meeting for the first time since their individual evictions: "Let's talk about what went down." Mike Boogie defends Chill Town, stating that they did not scheme against anyone in the House, but simply enjoyed each other's company. Krista confronts Hardy about "some negative things" she heard him say about her. Hardy defends his words, saying that things happened in the House based on what they thought was happening, not necessarily what was actually happening. Monica laughs, noting that she "watched some of y'all fall on your faces" after they underestimated her. Kent states that the eviction vote against Sheryl the first week was a vote against Mike and Chill Town for nominating her, not a vote against her as a person. Mike apologizes to Sheryl for putting her in that position and Sheryl accepts. Autumn believes that Nicole did a good job of manipulating people in the House to get what she needed to succeed in the game. Mike agrees, commenting on how well Nicole played Hardy and Will against each other by keeping them both "on her hip." Monica tells Hardy that she was most disappointed in him out of all the HouseGuests, while Shannon tells Bunky that she was most disappointed in him for not giving her a chance to get to know him. Bunky responds by telling her that he wasn't comfortable being around her and says that she's "not a nice person." Regarding the in-House relationship with Will, Shannon has a different perspective, now that she's watched things on tape. "I have no idea about Will," she says. "The stories he told in the House were just?wrong." Later, Autumn confesses to not knowing whom to vote for, while Sheryl compliments Nicole and Will on a game well played. Krista is leaning toward Will, saying that she doesn't "believe in [Nicole's] values," but Bunky says he's glad to not have to deal with living with Will anymore. Kent sums up the undecided atmosphere by saying, "Deciding between Will and Nicole is like picking between an ingrown toenail and a rash." The evictees each get to ask Will and Nicole a question to help them decide whom they're going to vote for. Sheryl asks them both to convince her why they should be the winner. Nicole answers, "I've done the very best I can to treat people well and be as truthful as I was allowed to be." Autumn asks Nicole who in the House she felt she was loyal to. Nicole tells her that she feels she was loyal to her, Bunky and Hardy. Later, Hardy asks her why, during the week Will was able to evict either one of them, she continually asked him to consider what Shannon would want him to do. Nicole denies going to Will and campaigning for his vote at the expense of her alliance with Hardy. Monica tells Will that she found out that early in the game he called her "stupid" and wonders if he still thinks of her as stupid now. Will tells her that early in the game he didn't consider her a strong player, but as time went on in the House, he grew to respect her and her abilities. To Hardy, Will pointedly says that he knows he's not going to get his vote and doesn't bother trying to change his mind. Nicole and Will both make speeches to the group as their final opportunity to change their minds. Nicole tells them that "My strategy was to be myself and the first week that got squashed to pieces. It became a war after that. It's stupid, dumb luck that I'm in here." Will stands and tells them that he's not going to make apologies or discuss his regrets with them. Instead, he says that people who have a problem with him and how he acts on a Reality TV show might have a problem with reality itself and if they have a problem with reality, then their problem is with themselves and not with him. He wonders if anyone in the group followed through on their opening night pledge to become friends and get to know each other. Kent wonders, "what was the deal with Will's speech?" Overall, the evicted HouseGuests have very poor reviews of his performance, calling it "cocky." Shannon tellingly says, "I was looking around the room and I thought he had this won, but after that speech, I don't know."
Wednesday, July 10th, 2002
s3e1: BB3 Ep #1
Meeting each other for the first time in the front yard of the BIG BROTHER House, the 12 new HouseGuests size each other up. Host Julie Chen announces that the first group to enter the House consists of Eric, Lisa, Gerry and Amy. While the others wait outside, these four are given a minute to tear through the House and choose one of the three bedrooms. Bypassing a closed door that leads to the first bedroom, they select the Tiki Room over the army cots in the adjacent room. Amy, the real estate appraiser from Memphis, Tennessee, sees the choice between soft mattresses and hard cots and makes a quick decision: ""I'm used to sleeping on satin sheets,"" she says. The next group is Roddy, Marcellas, Chiara and Lori. Also given one minute to pick their bedroom, they pass the closed door several times before Roddy, the writer from Morristown, New Jersey, realizes it is the Map Room, outfitted with 2 single beds and one double bed, which Lori and Chiara will share. Last in are Jason, Tonya, Dan
Thursday, July 11th, 2002
s3e2: BB3 Ep #2
STARTING TO SWEAT? Lisa adapts well to the power, privilege and influence that being Head of Household provides. She enjoys the gifts, special foods and pictures of her cat, but wishes she could have delayed her ascent to power until she was comfortable enough to share the bed with somebody. The other HouseGuests, wary of her newfound control over the game, begin to kiss up. Amy and Gerry help her move her clothes into the HoH room, and Josh notices that Eric is ""working it"" trying to get closer to Lisa. Even though Lisa won the HoH vote, not everyone voted for her against Lori: Roddy tells Lori that he and Jason voted for her. Lori thinks Lisa is in a tough spot since there's been ""so much harmony"" in the House so far, and that any nominee will be OK with her, adding, ""So long as it's not me."" Despite his growing paranoia about being nominated, Amy assures Josh he's safe because he's the ""comic relief"" in the House. ""You haven't even seen me naked yet,"" he replies. Marcellas hasn't ye
Saturday, July 13th, 2002
s3e3: BB3 Ep #3
THE POWER OF THE VETO Comfortable with having nominated Marcellas and Lori and with how she presented them to the group, Lisa remarks, ""I don't think my nomination reasons could have been better. I'm proud of myself."" Lori is pragmatic about it, but disappointed: ""I haven't gotten to know them well enough, and they haven't gotten to know me well enough."" Marcellas is sad for Lori because of her reaction, but tries to bond with the others. Eric tells him that maybe he can stay in the House if he learns the secret BIG BROTHER handshake they've developed. Danielle approaches Lisa in the HoH room to thank her for being ""professional"" about her nominations, but Lisa doesn't trust her motivations. Still trying to maintain alliances, Josh approaches Jason, trying to convince him they should work together in the coming weeks. Jason agrees, but later admits he doesn't trust Josh. Oblivious, Josh says that he thinks Jason ""wants to be like me, and I can use that."" The normally sweet Jason says t
Wednesday, July 17th, 2002
s3e4: BB# Ep #4
FIRST VETO SPURS FALLOUT Having won the power of the Veto, Gerry says, ""As far as I'm concerned, I won the game."" Lisa and Tonya discuss Gerry's options and agree that he'll leave the nominations as they are. Roddy takes that sentiment one step further, saying he's ""counting"" on Gerry maintaining status quo. But Gerry hasn't made up his mind. He says he wants to keep both Marcellas and Lori in the House and that after feeling ""outplayed"" in the game, he's back to trying to fulfill his original goal: ""meeting new friends and interesting people."" Whether he considers Josh one of these new friends is debatable as he initiates a one-on-one discussion with Marcellas for the purpose of ""making Josh crazy."" Of Josh's strategies, Gerry says, ""I don't think Josh realized the game has changed. He's still using the old paradigm."" Josh tells Lori he thinks Gerry is angling to save Marcellas at her expense, but Josh makes it seem as though he's still her main protector. Later, Marcellas and Lori di
Thursday, July 18th, 2002
s3e5: BB3 Ep #5
After his use of Veto Power and his controversial speech, Gerry feels proud of his actions, declaring, ""I will leave this House a richer man than when I came in, whether I get a dime."" Sitting outside with Gerry and Marcellas, Lori calls his speech a ""beautiful confession,"" but Gerry corrects her: it was a ""manly confession."" Contrasting the emerging alliances in the House, Marcellas says it's like ""'Touched by an Angel' vs. 'Baywatch.'"" The Group of Six, of which Gerry was a part, along with Eric, Lisa, Chiara, Roddy and Josh, feel betrayed by his use of Veto Power and banish him from their ranks, replacing him with Tonya. This makes Chiara and Lisa more comfortable, because now the group has an equal number of women and men. Almost immediately, the new group splits along gender lines, planning their moves, looking down the road to when their Group of Six are the last HouseGuests standing. While the Group of Six have strength in numbers, Gerry has aligned himself with Lori, Amy and Ma
Saturday, July 20th, 2002
s3e6: BB3 Ep #6
JOSH, TONYA IN THE LINE OF FIRE With Lori first to leave the House, the other HouseGuests are feeling reflective. Chiara realizes with one person gone that the ""game has started,"" and Roddy rationalizes Lori's departure by saying, ""She had to go. She had no support."" Marcellas feels conflicted about his vote, admitting he considered voting to evict Amy. The 5-4 vote got everyone in the House thinking, especially the members of the Group of Six, who are now aware that someone in their group hadn't voted with the rest. Chiara and Roddy try to figure out who betrayed the group, but Josh, the Group of Six member who voted outside the alliance, remains quiet. He confesses in the Diary Room that he had to vote to evict Amy based on his promise to Lori, and that he doesn't feel bad about that. NEW HOH, NEW STRATEGIES As the new Head of Household, Marcellas immediately implements a ""No Strategy Conversations"" policy, telling everyone to not approach him about whom he is going to nominate. Th
Wednesday, July 24th, 2002
s3e7: BB3 Ep #7
JOSH, TONYA IN THE LINE OF FIRE With Lori first to leave the House, the other HouseGuests are feeling reflective. Chiara realizes with one person gone that the ""game has started,"" and Roddy rationalizes Lori's departure by saying, ""She had to go. She had no support."" Marcellas feels conflicted about his vote, admitting he considered voting to evict Amy. The 5-4 vote got everyone in the House thinking, especially the members of the Group of Six, who are now aware that someone in their group hadn't voted with the rest. Chiara and Roddy try to figure out who betrayed the group, but Josh, the Group of Six member who voted outside the alliance, remains quiet. He confesses in the Diary Room that he had to vote to evict Amy based on his promise to Lori, and that he doesn't feel bad about that. NEW HOH, NEW STRATEGIES As the new Head of Household, Marcellas immediately implements a ""No Strategy Conversations"" policy, telling everyone to not approach him about whom he is going to nominate. Th
Thursday, July 25th, 2002
s3e8: BB3 Ep #8
PERFECT 10: ANOTHER HOUSEGUEST OUT Josh is feeling the heat of being a nominee, admitting that he's doing anything he can to avoid eviction. He tells Roddy he thinks he's hiding his anxiousness well, but Roddy sets him straight, telling him in no uncertain terms that he isn't. Tonya complains that Josh's antics amount to campaigning against her, something he swore he wouldn't do. Eric feels that the guys vs girls aspect of this eviction is not a big deal and states his loyalty to Lisa. Lisa, unaware of Eric's trust, says, ""Guys don't have loyalty."" Eric asks Lisa what the girls talk about when they're not together, and Lisa tells him they rarely talk about strategy. Immediately afterwards, she confers with Chiara and Danielle in an effort to make sure a girl isn't evicted this week. With the girls targeting Josh, Roddy tries to come to his rescue, focusing on Jason and offering him a place in the alliance. Jason accepts, but says later in the Diary Room that his true loyalty is to Dani
Saturday, July 27th, 2002
s3e9: BB3 Ep #9
THE ODD COUPLE GETS NOMINATED After his narrow escape from eviction Thursday night, Josh is feeling ""shocked"" that he's still in the House. Amy has no regrets about Tonya's departure, saying, ""I was glad to see her go."" Chiara, on the other hand, is very upset that Tonya was evicted, saying she was her closest friend in the House and that now she's ""going to get lonely."" Based on the vote count, Josh knows that Lisa voted to evict him, but that Jason gave him his support, lending credibility to Josh's theory that the ""women can't be trusted."" Marcellas, Josh's sworn enemy, says he is ""somewhat let down"" because Josh is still in the House, even though they have made a tenuous peace. Chiara has negative feelings toward Marcellas for Tonya's eviction, feeling he shouldn't have nominated her in the first place. Danielle justifies her vote against Tonya by saying she doesn't ""respect her as a mother,"" but what really clinched her eviction were the two fights she had with Marcellas and Amy.
Wednesday, July 31st, 2002
s3e10: BB3 Ep #10
IT'S ALL ABOUT AMY Sharing the Diary Room after their nomination, Amy and Marcellas say, in no uncertain terms, that they're mad at having been nominated. Amy thinks it was tacky of Roddy to single her out during the nomination, saying he wants her out of the House. She thinks it's tackier, however, that he came to them and apologized right afterwards. Amy blames her nomination on Chiara's possessiveness when it comes to Roddy and Eric agrees, saying she was put up because of the ""soap opera with Chiara."" Roddy approaches Marcellas and Amy a second time to apologize, but Marcellas brushes him off, saying, ""We can't make this feel better for you, but you really need to go away from us."" Disheartened by the dismissal, Roddy reminds Marcellas that he nominated Tonya for eviction and should know how he feels. Inside, Roddy tells Chiara and Lisa that because of this, the last doubts he had about evicting Amy are gone. Marcellas approaches Roddy to speak his mind, saying he thinks Amy made m
Thursday, August 1st, 2002
s3e11: BB3 Ep #11
READY, AMY, FIRE! Marcellas still feels nervous about his status as the ""other"" nominee, put up only to guarantee Amy's eviction. ""Why am I still on the block?"" he wonders. Amy is more nervous that her eviction will be unanimous and campaigns with Josh to get his one vote to avoid being humiliated. Josh agrees to vote for her, saying he wants to stir things up in the House. Chiara senses that Josh might give in to Amy and says that there might be repercussions for him if he votes against the group. Eric, Lisa, Roddy and Chiara, the new ""Couples Alliance,"" have all noticed Josh's increasingly unusual behavior and have lost some of their faith in him. Marcellas overhears Amy trying to secure her coveted one vote and gets angry, telling Danielle and Chiara what she said. Danielle brings Amy inside so Marcellas can confront her. A tearful Amy tells Marcellas she wasn't campaigning against him, and Marcellas loses his temper, saying he wouldn't have been nominated if he hadn't been such a g
Saturday, August 3rd, 2002
s3e12: BB3 Ep #12
GERRY MAKES HIS MOVE After Amy's eviction, Marcellas and Gerry take her departure hardest. Josh says that he planned to give Amy the one vote she wanted so desperately to avoid a unanimous eviction, but didn't because she went to everyone in the House asking for their vote. Jason hopes that Marcellas can take solace in the unanimous vote and see it as a symbol of how he is regarded in the House. Marcellas remembers being targeted the first week, though, and maintains that he doesn't trust anyone in the House. Eric feels he let everyone down losing the HoH tiebreaker to Gerry, since Gerry was the one person he didn't want to see become HoH. For Gerry, who had been ignored since he used the first Veto Power, his sudden strength is very sweet. ""All comes to he who waits,"" Gerry says, while Lisa says his reign will be ""hell."" In the HoH room, Gerry receives his rewards: a U2 CD and photos of his family that he shows off to the others. Josh, once Gerry's sworn enemy, makes himself very comf
Wednesday, August 7th, 2002
s3e13: BB3 Ep #13
LOVE ON THE ROCKS After her nomination, Lisa goes into the bathroom to be alone and ""breathe."" Eric comforts her both with a hug and with the promise that Gerry will be evicted next week for targeting them. Chiara says she wants Gerry to go out ""with shame,"" and adds that he plays dirty despite his speeches about honor. Later, Gerry tells Chiara how difficult it was making his decision, saying that the first few weeks there was an obvious target for nomination, something he didn't have. Chiara feels nervous because she knows Gerry targeted the couples and is afraid she'll be nominated if someone uses the Veto to save Lisa or Eric. Lisa asks Gerry why she was put up instead of Josh, who has been mean to Gerry since they moved into the House. Gerry replies that it was a chess move, purely strategic, and done with no malice towards her or Eric. Josh stops in the HoH room to commend Gerry on his tough decision and swears that he'll stand with him until the end of the game. Outside, Lisa re
Thursday, August 8th, 2002
s3e14: BB3 Ep #14
THE EVICTION Julie announces to the gathered HouseGuests that for the first time in BIG BROTHER 3, there is a tie in the eviction voting. As HoH, the tiebreaker vote falls to Gerry. Gerry reiterates his strategy of looking at the nomination/eviction like a chess move, and states that he loves both Eric and Lisa. That said, Gerry votes to evict Eric. The rest of the group reacts with silence as Eric hugs Lisa and moves to the door. Everyone follows, and Eric leaves after exchanging quiet goodbyes with the other HouseGuests. As he makes his way to the studio for a chat with Julie Chen, the inside of the House is completely quiet. Eric settles in and tells Julie that he's ""not happy"" about the outcome. Of the other HouseGuests, Eric says he's only disappointed in Gerry, not just for voting him out, but for trying to be all things to all people. He says he doesn't regret anything in the House, including his romance with Lisa, even though it ""didn't help me as much as it should have."" HE
Saturday, August 10th, 2002
s3e15: BB3 Ep #15
CHIARA TAKES CONTROL After Eric's eviction, some of the HouseGuests are reflecting on their roles in his departure. Jason feels guilty because his third vote is what put things in Gerry's hands for the tiebreaker. Roddy tells Lisa he was in denial that Eric could possible leave and Lisa says that the finality of Eric being gone will most likely hit her that night. Danielle sees his departure differently, plainly saying: ""Four down, six to go."" Chiara settles into the HoH room and says she hopes everyone gets to experience that pampering once during the game. Gerry talks to Josh, saying that he thinks he'll be nominated as revenge for evicting Eric with his tiebreaker vote. Josh pledges to vote in Gerry's favor if that happens. Later, Josh tells Roddy that he suspects Jason and Marcellas have a secret deal based on a handshake he saw them exchange. Roddy checks in with Marcellas, who defends Jason. Josh thinks Jason has to be evicted because he ""used"" Roddy and the invitation to the all
Wednesday, August 14th, 2002
s3e16: BB3 Ep #16
HE SAID, SHE SAID: JOSH & CHIARA SQUARE OFF After his nomination at Chiara's hands and her harsh words for him, Josh begins to pack, ready to make a voluntary exit from the game. He regards Chiara as ""treacherous"" and ""manipulative,"" and feels that she's stabbed him in the back twice now. Lisa is glad that her name was thrown into things, because it gives her an excuse to confront Josh about what he said to Chiara. Josh tells Lisa that Chiara had already made up her mind to go after Lisa before she spoke to Josh, and that Roddy was the one who convinced her. Later, Josh confronts Roddy for knowing in advance they would both be nominated and then securing the necessary votes to stay in the House. Roddy reiterates his loyalty to Josh, assuring him that he is nominated because he told Chiara he wouldn't vote to evict him. Lisa overhears their argument and joins it, shooting down Josh's theories. As she leaves, Chiara follows her. Lisa, also upset with Chiara, says later that she wanted to
Thursday, August 15th, 2002
s3e17: BB3 Ep #17
JOSH JAMS, AMY ARRIVES & THE HOH SOUP'S ON! Josh finds solace in the company of the lizards, who ""inspire him to fight harder"" to stay in the game. At the very least, he enjoys being around the lizards because they don't twist his stories around and use them against him like he feels the other HouseGuests do. Josh talks to Gerry and suggests that this is the best opportunity people will have to evict Roddy. Gerry tells Josh that discussions along those lines have taken place between some of the HouseGuests ""outside of the clique."" Roddy senses something in the air, and says in the Diary Room that he hopes he doesn't go. Danielle, who was leading the charge to evict Roddy, talks to Lisa about getting him out, then turning their attentions on Chiara. Lisa says she's leaning more toward evicting Roddy than Josh at this point. Gerry talks to Marcellas, letting him know that Josh was going to approach him about voting against Roddy. Marcellas tells Roddy what Josh is up to, and Roddy approa
Wednesday, August 16th, 2000
s3e18: BB3 Ep #18
BEST IN SHOW: AMY RETURNS, TAKES HOH With Roddy vacating the HoH contest quickly, Gerry, Marcellas, Jason, Lisa, Danielle and Amy settle into the bathtub and try to remain comfortable while squid splash all around them. Making things worse, Chiara informs them that ""A good Head of Household has to weed out troublemakers"" and dumps a bucket full of seaweed and pond scum into the tub, splashing it all over Marcellas in the process. Uncomfortably settling in to their changed surroundings, Amy tells the group that when she was in a ""remote part of Mexico"" a little girl recognized her from her time on the show. Perhaps inspired by their dirty surroundings, the HouseGuests recall the House fight they felt was the best so far: the Danielle vs. Lori argument regarding Gerry's personal hygiene. Back in the tub, another 20 minutes has gone by, meaning it's time for Chiara to add more ingredients to the soup. She pours in two more buckets of pond scum and algae, which quickly turn the vile soluti
Wednesday, August 21st, 2002
s3e19: BB3 Ep #19 (Two Hour Special)
BB HOUSE BECOMES CROW'S NEST! Immediately after Josh's 5-0 eviction, Chiara says that she was afraid Roddy was going to be the one sent home when she heard the initial vote count. Roddy agrees, telling the group he was afraid he was the one about to get evicted unanimously, prompting Jason's realization that despite their friendship, Roddy doesn't trust him. While Marcellas was happy that Josh left, he feels ""amazingly blessed"" to have his good friend Amy back in the House. Lisa says she was happy to see Amy, but feels ""selfish and greedy"" about voting against bringing Eric back to the game. She says that in light of finding out Chiara voted to evict her, she wouldn't have been able to resume an alliance with Chiara, Roddy and Eric if he returned, and was afraid Eric wouldn't understand why she had changed her mind. Roddy, who quit the last HoH contest right after it began, is having regrets and blames his decision on feeling ""nervous and sleepy"" from having been nominated. Amy didn't
Thursday, August 22nd, 2002
s3e20: BB3 Ep #20
SAYONARA, CHIARA! Still reeling from their private Sheryl Crow concert, the HouseGuests enter the Storage Room and find personalized autographed T-shirts and copies of Sheryl's latest CD ""C'mon, C'mon."" Marcellas calls her appearance ""the most amazing departure ever"" from the game, while Amy marvels at the goodies they received, saying ""I'll have friends now, any way I can get them."" Roddy tells Chiara that last week he didn't mentally prepare himself to leave the House, but that this week he is getting ready. Chiara promises that if he does go, she won't seek revenge against Amy. In another room, Marcellas, Lisa and Danielle are discussing the fates of Roddy and Chiara, trying to figure out whom they're going to vote for. Marcellas eventually declares that he's going to evict Roddy, because the circumstances of the game dictate his eviction. After deciding to keep Chiara, Marcellas approaches her with a warning not to trust the people who are always ""smiling"" at her, because those are
Saturday, August 24th, 2002
s3e21: BB3 Ep #21
JASON SPARES THE ROD-DY Chiara's departure has hit the HouseGuests hard. Amy says she feels like a ""horrid home wrecker,"" but wishes everyone would realize they were playing a game and ""not Love Connection."" Lisa is upset because Chiara asked her while leaving why Lisa didn't vote for her to stay. Roddy asks Jason to open his bag and see what Chiara left for him: a security blanket she's had since she was a young child. Roddy cries, but says he's ""proud to be close enough"" to Chiara for her to give him something so important to her. With the rest of the House in a stupor over the eviction, Marcellas tells Danielle and Lisa, commiserating in the Map Room, that Chiara ""did dirt"" to Lisa, to him, and would have done it to Danielle if she had the chance. Danielle feels confident in Jason as the new HoH, and says she had to try and act calm after he won, even though she was overjoyed. Taking in the perks of power, Jason says he's looking forward to sleeping in a real bed, since he's been us
Wednesday, August 28th, 2002
s3e22: BB3 Ep #22
After Jason puts up Gerry and Amy, Lisa tells him that she's proud of him for being himself and not following the will of others. Jason tells Lisa that just before Chiara's eviction, he promised her that he would look out for Roddy, and that's why he didn't nominate him. Danielle is not as understanding about his motivations, even after Jason explains that evicting the ""wild card"" Gerry will take their partnership further in the game. Danielle remains concerned that to avoid being nominated Roddy was just telling Jason anything he wanted to hear, but she admits that Jason did the right thing for himself. Marcellas thinks Jason's decision marks him as ""weak"" and incapable of making the tough decisions. AMY AND GERRY: WHO'LL GO? Amy says that she's had premonitions of her fate before her previous two nominations, and that she feels good about her chances this time around. She kids Lisa, saying that Gerry the teacher is needed back at home, because school about to go back into session.
Thursday, August 29th, 2002
s3e23: BB3 Ep #23
TEACHER GETS EXPELLED 4-0 Gerry opens what could be his last day in the BIG BROTHER House with a quote from Winston Churchill: ""You can lose every battle but the last one."" He adds that he is aware of the generation gap between himself and the other HouseGuests and is aware that it has affected his performance in the game. Roddy sits with Gerry in the hammock and rehashes the demise of all alliances in the game, from the all-girl and all-guy groups to the couples and the original hot tub alliance. Gerry recalls Roddy's statement that in the game, memories fade, but points out that he remembers that Roddy was a component in almost all the alliances that existed. In the Diary Room, Marcellas says, ""perception is everything,"" while Gerry tells Roddy that the perception is that he's smarter than everyone else in the House. Gerry adds, with no disrespect intended, ""You're not."" As Marcellas says, though, perception is everything, and Lisa says she thinks that everyone will be going after Ro
Saturday, August 31st, 2002
s3e24: BB3 Ep #24
HALFWAY HOME After Gerry's departure, Jason says it was ""very sad to see the Dad of the family go."" Marcellas realizes that he would have been gone early in the game if Gerry hadn't used the Veto Power to save him the first week. Amy is also in shock, but more over the headfake Julie Chen gave when reading the eviction. In the kitchen, the remaining HouseGuests realize they're at the halfway point of the game, and give themselves a round of applause. Roddy says he wanted to win this last HoH Competition to ensure his own safety, but Amy ""couldn't be happier"" that Marcellas won. She refers to herself as the ""First Lady"" of the BIG BROTHER House, until Roddy takes her aside and tells her that title makes other people uncomfortable. He indicates that it marks her as a partner to Marcellas, and reminds her of what has befallen BB3's other couples. Inside, Marcellas tells Danielle that Roddy thinks Amy has influence over him, but she doesn't. Marcellas is upset that Amy often ""funnels infor
Wednesday, September 4th, 2002
s3e25: BB# Ep #25
PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT AMY With Marcellas's harsh words still ringing in her ears, Amy mumbles to Roddy that she understands being nominated, but wonders why the speech had to be so cruel. Marcellas says later that he considered his words to her an ""intervention"" of sorts, but Roddy thought it was ""unnecessary and flat-out selfish"" to hurt someone like that. Amy stays at the table, staring into space while Marcellas confirms to Danielle that he still wants Roddy to be the one to go. Inside, Lisa comforts Amy, who says she expected to be nominated but didn't expect the speech Marcellas made at her expense. Roddy confronts Marcellas about the motivations behind his being nominated. Marcellas responds that it was the will of the House. Roddy asks Danielle, who is sitting nearby, if she felt that way. Danielle says yes, and Roddy asks her why she never came to him with her problems. More to the point, he reminds her that when he asked her if she had any trouble with him, she said no. Mar
Thursday, September 5th, 2002
s3e26: BB3 Ep #26
HOT ROD PEELS OUT: NJ WRITER EVICTED 3-0 As the eviction draws near, Danielle wonders why the people nominated against Roddy turn themselves into ""sacrificial lambs,"" allowing him to stay in the House. Marcellas tells Danielle that after listening to Roddy he feels hypnotized, ready to follow him wherever. With Roddy's persuasiveness an active topic in the house, Amy makes his bid to stay a little easier by putting on what Marcellas calls the ""ugliest exhibition"" he's seen in the House. It starts when Lisa, on the elliptical trainer, overhears Amy make an offer to Roddy for one of his beers. As Amy continues to drink, she babbles to the other HouseGuests, all of whom are visibly uncomfortable. Marcellas, now using the trainer himself, asks Roddy to go inside and get him a drink of water, leaving him alone on the patio with Amy. Marcellas tells Amy to stop drinking and go to bed. Amy goes into the House, but pulls Jason into the HoH room and asks him for some of his alcohol, then lies t
Thursday, September 12th, 2002
s3e27: BB3 Ep #27 (Two Hour Special)
After Roddy's departure, Jason says he'll miss him and the way Roddy took care of him like a brother. Danielle is ""relieved"" that Roddy's gone, since he knew she was coming after him. Amy says she'll miss Roddy, since he was such a big part of her House experience, and Lisa wanted to give him a sympathy vote so he wasn't evicted unanimously. Marcellas, however, says that Roddy ""deserved to go"" because he wasn't playing the game well. Lisa is upset because just before the last live show Roddy asked her if he was being evicted, and she told him she didn't know. Jason and Danielle both say they were upset with Roddy for referring to the fact that Amy didn't use the Veto Power to save him as she promised she would. Danielle calls it ""sad and hurtful"" that Roddy held that over Amy's head one last time. Jason reveals that he had talked with Danielle about throwing the last HoH Competition so that Amy or Lisa could win it. Imagine their surprise when Lisa and Amy were eliminated on the first
Saturday, September 14th, 2002
s3e28: BB3 Ep #28
After Marcellas declined to use the Golden Veto to save himself, Danielle says, ""sadness came upon me, because I knew how it was going to play out."" Lisa adds that the fact that the voting was done on live TV ""made it even more stressful."" As Marcellas was leaving, everyone was touched by the fact that he still told them all he loved them. Amy, Marcellas's closest friend in the House, was hurt that Marcellas had to leave and she got to stay. Jason, who cast the tie-breaking vote that eliminated Marcellas, says it was hard to do, but that ""it comes down to Danielle and that I'm looking out for her."" Outside, Danielle comforts an upset Amy and explains why she voted to evict Marcellas. In the Diary Room Danielle says that she has to ""make sure her words are right"" when talking to Amy. Lisa was under the impression that Danielle and Jason wanted Amy out, so the fact that they didn't vote that way makes her ""suspicious."" Lisa talks to Jason in the kitchen about the votes and says she feels
Wednesday, September 18th, 2002
s3e29: BB3 Ep #29
Amy and Lisa take their nominations well. Lisa has a ""strong feeling"" she's headed for the Final Two, but Jason tells Danielle he might want to keep Amy around, thinking that the other HouseGuests would be less likely to give her the money at the end. Still unaware of Jason's alliance with Danielle, Amy thinks he is making his own decisions. Danielle wants Jason to make the call between Lisa and Amy, but still wants him to come to her so they can discuss it. While gazing at the Photo Wall, each of the remaining Houseguests get pensive and nostalgic. Lisa is reminded of how much she misses Eric, while Danielle is reminded of her strategy entering the game: Protect those who will protect you. In a private moment, Jason tells Danielle that his family will be proud of him for their alliance, and that his goal was to find someone in the House who was his opposite to ally with. Danielle says in the Diary Room that the secret of their success was keeping their bond quiet, which allowed them t
Thursday, September 19th, 2002
s3e30: BB3 Ep #30
The Jason and Danielle alliance is close to paying off. With Jason holding the only vote for eviction, he'll determine who goes to the Final Three in the House. After that, the winner of the final HoH Competition will determine the last two HouseGuests standing. Jason says that his alliance with Danielle has lasted for 10 weeks, and he isn't going to change his approach now. He adds that if someone else wins the next Competition, he plans on pushing them to take Danielle instead of him. Lisa, despite being nominated, is planning for her future in the game as well. She doesn't think she can beat Jason in the final vote and thinks she has a better chance against Danielle. Lisa has also started to piece together the puzzle that is the Jason and Danielle alliance. She says that she thinks the fact that Danielle didn't nominate Jason was suspicious and realizes that, if they were together, they would need a third person to advance to the end, which is why Danielle has been looking out for h
Saturday, September 21st, 2002
s3e31: BB3 Ep #31
Before returning to Part One of the ultimate HoH Competition, Jason explains that he evicted Amy because she was a better player than Lisa when it came to the Competitions. His strong ally Danielle agrees with Jason's actions, saying that she has loyalty to both Lisa and Jason, so she's fine with them both still being in the game. For her part, Lisa says she's ""Not surprised, but relieved"" that Jason kept her in the game. Outside, the HouseGuests are still being deluged by rain from BIG BROTHER's ""deal"" with Mother Nature. All three hands shiver as they desperately clutch their keys. Danielle says that when the rain first started, it was like being in the path of a storm. Jason notices that Lisa keeps her ""game face"" on the entire time, smiling broadly as if she wasn't bothered at all. Lisa says she got inspiration from her swimwear, the top of which belonged to her mother and the bottom that came from Eric. As another downpour starts up, Jason loses his focus and lets go of his key to
Wednesday, September 25th, 2002
s3e32: BB3 Ep #32: (Season Finale)
BARTENDER GETS $500,000 TIP Before the final voting gets underway, Danielle tells Lisa about the moves she made to get herself to the final two. She ""puts it all on the table,"" including telling Lisa that it was her idea to split up the Couples alliance that separated her from Eric. In the Diary Room, Lisa says that when Eric left, part of her left as well, but importantly, a ""new part emerged, a part that was ready to play."" Danielle talks about how her alliance with Jason needed a third person to work, and that they originally wanted Marcellas, but that they adopted Lisa because Marcellas was too ""unstable."" As the game was winding down, Lisa says she ""saved her strength"" for a run to the finals, a run that will hopefully pay off soon. TOGETHER AGAIN— The ten evicted HouseGuests reunite and have their first chance to discuss what happened inside the House. Tonya says that after she left, she heard a lot of the things that were said about her, and was not happy. She singles out Marc
Tuesday, July 8th, 2003
s4e1: Season Premiere
THE HOUSEGUESTS DO SOME HOUSEWARMING Seeing each other for the first time, eight new HouseGuests meet in front of the BIG BROTHER House, where they will spend up to 12 weeks living together and competing against each other for half a million dollars. Host Julie Chen welcomes them to the game, and sends the first three HouseGuests into the House with instructions: they must each choose one of the three bedrooms--they cannot choose the same room. Scott, David and Nathan enter first. Next in are Erika, Alison and Jun. Jun, the investment manager from New York, immediately realizes that the room she will be sharing with Nathan is furnished with only two double beds. She chooses the bed he is not sitting on, but later remarks she had wanted to "share a bed with him because he's so cute." Last to enter are Dana and Jack. In the end, Scott and Alison are sharing the Circle Room, which has three beds, but NO privacy; David, Erika and Dana are in the Desert Room, where they each have a bed, b
Wednesday, July 9th, 2003
s4e2: 1st HOH
DRAMA-RAMA Unhappily reunited, each pair of exes chooses their own way to deal with their past loves. Amanda and Scott have delighted the other HouseGuests with their seemingly limitless capacity to argue about everything, and are never at a loss for harsh words. Meanwhile, Justin and Alison seem to be burying the hatchet. Or are they? Lounging comfortably on a bed and talking in hushed tones, the two former lovebirds make amends, but how sincere are their intentions? Alison later admits in the Diary Room that she is "going to have to be nice, and then stab him in the back." She's not the only person looking to evict an ex. Robert reports that he is "here to play the game," and that if Erika stands in his way, "she's gone." SWEET DREAM OR WORST NIGHTMARE? The five who were late to arrive are given Bed Passes, which allow them to choose any bed they want, thereby condemning members of the "Elite Eight" to sleep on couches and cots if they choose to use the pass. Michelle, Amanda and
Friday, July 11th, 2003
s4e3: 1st Nominations
HOH Nathan makes nominations for the first eviction. Who will it be?
Tuesday, July 15th, 2003
s4e4: Veto Competition 1
DANA WINS POWER OF VETO, SCOTT EXPELLED With the first nominations in place, Amanda and Jee must rely on both strategy and the Power of Veto to secure their places in the House another week. In a close contest, Dana wins Power of Veto and the power to change the course of the game. Will she use it save one of the nominees? Conflicted by his feelings for his ex Amanda, especially after her nomination for eviction, Scott becomes reclusive, choosing to sleep during large parts of the day and drifting from one social group to another. The tension suddenly explodes, however, when he tosses furniture around the House and delivers an expletive-laden rant, in which he also refuses to go to the Diary Room when called there by producers. He later apologizes to his housemates, who nevertheless say they feel uncomfortable because of his actions. Finally, Scott does go to the Diary Room, never to return, as he was removed from the House and expelled from BIG BROTHER. VIEW FROM THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Wednesday, July 16th, 2003
s4e5: Live Eviction 1
The tumultous first nine days are recapped as the HouseMates determine who should leave: Amanda or Jee.
Friday, July 18th, 2003
s4e6: 2nd Nominations
JEE STEPS UP The House is still reeling from Amanda's swift eviction and Jee's twist of fate as he becomes the new Head of Household. After the first eviction of the summer, some are second-guessing their decision to evict Amanda, as Jee proves himself a tough competitor by winning Head of Household. Competition is the name of the game, and with the first HouseGuest evicted, Robert is keeping sentiment separate from strategy, saying that there is "one less to get me closer to the $500,000." But how is the original alliance of the Elite Seven holding up with an Ex as the Head of Household? Alison worries that the Elite Seven is "struggling severely." Meanwhile, target-turned-head-honcho Jee is taking his new role in the game very seriously and is considering all angles. But should Jun worry for her safety? Her housemates are worried for her future with Jee in power, and Jee admits that Jun should "watch her back." Meanwhile, New Yorker Dana is "pissed off" about EVERYTHING! Using her
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003
s4e7: Veto Competition 2
HOUSE "QUACKS" UNDER PRESSURE Michelle and Erika are reeling from their nominations for eviction, and the House is abuzz over the unpredictable Power of Veto. Meanwhile, the ever-popular game of "Duckball," from BIG BROTHER 3, returns to the House in form of a Veto Competition. Dave proves he knows his way around a rubber ducky, winning the POV. But after threatening to save Erika in hopes that Dana would replace her, Dave opts to keep the nominations in place, after a convincing conversation with HoH Jee. LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Erika is "a little angered" by Jee's nomination speech, in which he told her she made people in the House "uncomfortable." She's wise to Robert's influence on Jee, saying Jee is "like a little puppet," acting on Robert's behalf. Meanwhile, Alison and Dana console a crying Michelle, reassuring her that she is safe. Later, Dana dishes dirt in the Diary Room, admitting that they keep young Michelle on a "need-to-know basis." Misery loves company, and Erika
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003
s4e8: Live Eviction 2
TO TRUST OR NOT TO TRUST? THAT IS THE QUESTION Erika is barely civil to her housemate Jee, who is responsible for her placement on the chopping block, and Jee admits that "she's taking it pretty tough." On the other hand, sweet nominee Michelle isn't sweating this week's eviction, saying she hasn't "been worried." But should she be worried? Robert, Jee and Justin are confident that Erika will be evicted in a unanimous vote, but others in the House think keeping Erika in the game could be beneficial. Meanwhile, Jee and Jun have formed a secret alliance, and are in covert cahoots, even speaking Korean to each other when discussing strategy. Jun says that "things are understood" between herself and Jee, and that after a six-year relationship, few words are needed between them. But that's not to say they're above exchanging unkind words in front of their roommates to throw off the scent of their alliance. Jun says most of the arguing is real, and indicates their "underlying disdain" for
Friday, July 25th, 2003
s4e9: 3rd Nominations
JACK AND ALI FACE EVICTION As the HouseGuests adjust to Michelle's absence--and all that her unexpected eviction implies--Dana settles into her new role as Head of Household. A successful Food Competition leaves the HouseGuests (and their stomachs) satisfied, but the looming nominations keep everyone uneasy. After a day spent listening to her housemates' arguments, advice, gossip and strategies, Dana nominates Alison and Jack for eviction. "NEW BITCH IN TOWN" Robert, Jee and Justin are still reeling from the shock of Michelle's eviction, with Robert saying that he "thought it was a mistake" when host Julie Chen announced the votes. Former HoH Jee feels the guilt, and all three exes--Jee, Robert, and Justin--are realizing the power of their opposing alliance. Erika, who escaped eviction last week, had these words to offer: "Never underestimate the power of a woman." Dana accepts her position as the new Head of Household with some foreboding words: "there's a new bitch in town." Enj
Tuesday, July 29th, 2003
s4e10: Veto Competition 3
ALI SAVED, REPLACED WITH DAVE Dana's bold nominations and alliance-defining moves have everyone in the House talking game. The House is "evenly split," according to Robert, with two alliances facing off and playing hard, and this week's Veto Competition was fiercely fought. Nathan was victorious, and in a ceremony that left the HouseGuests shocked, he exercised his Power of Veto to rescue damsel-in-distress Alison, forcing Dana to choose David as the replacement nominee. A HOUSE DIVIDED In one swift move, Dana distances herself from her original alliance in favor of a coalition with Exes Jee, Robert and Justin (and possibly Jun). Dana says "the line is definitely drawn," but her former allies-turned-foes are crying foul. Nominee Ali doesn't even "want to see her face," while fellow nominee Jack calls Dana's move "dreadfully stupid." Meanwhile, the other side of the House is breathing a sigh of relief and praising HoH Dana, with flirt buddy Justin calling her strategy "ingenious." E
Wednesday, July 30th, 2003
s4e11: Live Eviction 3
VETO PROVES ITS POWER After the Power of Veto meeting, tough New Yorker Dana shows a softer side as she sheds tears over Dave's nomination in the privacy of her HoH Room. Dave enters her room and assures her that he understands her decision, but later in the safety of the Diary Room, he's not quite as understanding, criticizing Dana for playing the game "emotionally." FBI Agent-turned-Big-Brother-HouseGuest Jack agrees with David's assessment of Dana, and remarks that Dana's "brains are in her panties." Meanwhile, Nathan's decision to go against HoH Dana by using the Power of Veto to save Alison has definitely made him a target. Dana's team of Exes (Jee, Robert and Justin) want Nathan to be the next one out, and the three approach nominee David with an offer: the three will vote to evict Jack, but only if David agrees to nominate Alison and Nathan if he wins the next Head of Household. Dave manages a vague response, and the meeting is adjourned. Jun, Dana, Robert, Jee and Justin weig
Friday, August 1st, 2003
s4e12: 4th Nominations
DANA AND JUN FACE DOOM After a dramatic shift in power, Alison settles into her position as new Head of Household and prepares for the nominations. While Dana seems an obvious target, Ali weighs her options, considering all possibilities. After a difficult (and wet) Food Competition, half the House is sentenced to PB&J for a week. Finally, Alison announces her nominations, and Jun takes her position on the block as a pawn next to Dana. TWO-HEADED MONSTER After handing over the power to her archrival, Alison, Dana bemoans the dynamic duo's (Nathan and Alison's) recent streak of luck in the House. Referring to them as the "two-headed monster," she notes that they have won the Luxury Competition, the Veto Competition, and the Head of Household Competition in the last week alone. But will the alleged two-headed creature set its sights on Dana? Alison says "the tides have changed," and promises that she is "going to be a bitch" as Head of Household. Robert feels the tension between Alis
Tuesday, August 5th, 2003
s4e13: Veto Competition 4
NO REPRIEVE FOR DANA & JUN Alison's nominations have everyone talking, and many of her own allies disagree with her decision to nominate Jun and Dana instead of Justin. Meanwhile, the catfight continues as Dana and Alison butt heads and talk trash. After a Power of Veto Competition that has the HouseGuests searching for snakes in the grass, Robert wins the power to change the nominations, but fearing for the safety of his alliance, he opts to keep the nominations intact. ALISON "MAKES OUT" ALRIGHT After the nomination ceremony, Nathan expresses his disappointment to Alison in the backyard, saying he has a "gut feeling" that Justin should be the next one to go. Alison does her best to explain her nomination strategy, and implores Nate to "trust" her decision. Meanwhile, Dana is wise to Nathan's dismay, reporting to the other HouseGuests that he is "pissed off" at Alison for not nominating Justin. Perpetually pissed Dana sounds off about Alison's disregard for the original plan to ev
Wednesday, August 6th, 2003
s4e14: Live Eviction 4
WHO'S "PISSED OFF" NOW? Nominees and comrades Jun and Dana discuss their sticky situation, with Dana noting that she "can't campaign" against her ally Jun. But is she contradicting herself when she later says she "won't give up without a fight"? Convinced that she has three votes in her favor (Justin, Jee and Robert), Dana sets out to secure a fourth. She sets her sights on Erika, planting the idea that if Jack and Erika keep Dana in the game, they could all go after Nate and Ali together. Erika reports back to Agent Jack with the new information, smugly saying "we have power right now." Jun, against whom Dana has promised not to campaign, is catching wind of Dana's dealings, and calls Dana's denials of any wrongdoing a "crock of bull." All Dana's bargaining has made Jun turn from friend to foe, and Jun says she can't wait "to be rid of her." But Dana's not the only one haggling in the House. Alison aligns herself with the three stooges, Justin, Jee and Robert, cutting a deal in whic
Friday, August 8th, 2003
s4e15: 5th Nominations
STOOGES WIELD POWER The Three Stooges--Robert, Justin and Jee--hold the power in the House, and they're not afraid to flaunt it. Meanwhile, Nathan is moping around the House, pouting over his probable nomination. But the HouseGuests put the stress of nominations aside for a few moments as they compete in the messiest Food Competition yet, winning food for everyone for the week. But they don't have much time to celebrate their victory before the dreaded nomination ceremony. HoH Justin nominates Nathan and Jack for eviction in what he says "wasn't an easy choice." THE DREAM TEAM MAFIA After Dana's dismissal, emotions are high in the House, and both Alison and Jun shed a few tears. Jun says she is an "emotional firecracker," hiding her tears from her housemates so as not to reveal a weakness. But the crying doesn't stop the Three Stooges from reveling in Justin's win as Head of Household, with Robert declaring that "the dream team is still alive." Ali's ally (or possibly former ally?)
Tuesday, August 12th, 2003
s4e16: Veto Competition 5
NATHAN POUTS, STOOGES GLOAT Nathan is not taking his nomination lying down, and he divides his time evenly between pouting, campaigning and chiding Alison for betraying him. And although Alison tells him she's his "only friend" to his face, she makes it clear in the Diary Room that she's only looking out for herself. Nathan and fellow nominee Jack can only be saved with the Power of Veto, and the HouseGuests compete in a game of strategy to win the Power. Robert, one of the Three Stooges, wins the POV, and stays true to his alliance by keeping the nominations intact. Now it's up to Jack and Nathan to do some smooth talking before their housemates vote and one of them leaves the BIG BROTHER House. ALLY IS NOT SPELLED A-L-I Ali, a "floater" whose strategy seems to be to go wherever the power is, seems to have made an enemy in bedmate Nathan. As nominees Jack and Nate take out some aggression by working out in the backyard, they discuss Alison's betrayal, with Nathan saying, "We had a p
Wednesday, August 13th, 2003
s4e17: Live Eviction 5
NATHAN EVICTED; HOUSEGUESTS CAGED The HouseGuests are playing the game hard, with the Three Stooges flexing their power, Jack and Erika trying to skate by, Jun and Alison floating from alliance to alliance, and Nathan scrambling for a deal that will keep him in the House. Yet despite all the different strategies, deals and alliances, it is clear that the Stooges control the game, for this week at least. In a live eviction, Nathan is evicted unanimously, and the remaining HouseGuests compete for the power in the House in an endurance-based Head of Household Competition that could last well into the night. HE SAID/SHE SAID: HOUSEGUESTS PLAY THE GOSSIP GAME It seems the Three Stooges (or, as they prefer, the Dream Team) have managed to stir up trouble in the House during their week in power, threatening to completely dismantle the original alliance of eight by nominating Nathan and Jack, all the while keeping "floaters" Jun and Alison tightly in their back pocket. Nominee Nate makes a
Saturday, August 16th, 2003
s4e18: 6th Nominations
Clips Galore Later in the eviction night, a live vote will happen. When the episode began, Julie was showing clips of how Alison has been treating Nathan, and his mother has had a word, on how she doesn't like what Alison is doing. With Jun, Erika and Alison has the final 3 gals in the house, Julie also shows clips on them in the house, where Erika does the cleaning, and she admits to having a game plan for that, Jun doing the cooking, and Alison the flirting. The Live Vote Finally in the live vote, and everyone apart from Jack, Nathan and the HoH - Justin voted live for who they wanted to evict. Erika, Alison, Jun, Jee and Robert all voted for Nathan to be evicted. The Eviction! Nathan Leaves! Jack Stays! Shortly after, Nathan was indeed evicted, where Julie was waiting for him in the studio. Nathan admits that he likes Alison, and would like to keep in contact with her (Fat Chance). He was shown clips of the housemates saying goodbye to him, and Nathan just smiled. The HoH Competitio
Saturday, August 16th, 2003
s4e19: Veto Competition 6
Jun - Week 7's Veto Holder Week 7's veto competition is titled "Video Veto", with each housemate competing individually. Five camera's, five plasma screens and portraits of each housemate. Goal of the game is to put the golden power of veto holders chroniologically, via pointing the correct video camera at each portrait correctly. Jun wins with the time of 2 Minutes 45 seconds. Jun and Alison - The Floaters United Self-Confessed 'floater' Jun makes the unexpected move of approaching Alison in attempts to form some kind of alliance. They discuss there simmilar tactics inside the house, and decide that if one of the three stooges is evicted as has been planned for days, the three remaining couples in the house will be Erika and Jack, the two remaining stooges and them. But since nobody will suspect them, as everyone thinks they 'hate' each other, they will be in a very powerful position. Three Become Two 'The Three Stooges' are left with thier pants down, when Erika uses her HoH po
Tuesday, August 19th, 2003
s4e20: Live Eviction 6
Justin Evicted, Jee wins HoH After days of power and control, the three stooges are faced with an impossible situation. Either Jee or Justin WILL be evicted. Its looking better for Jee when Jack tries to negotiate with him to get him to join himself and Erika in an alliance, and after much talk of Justin being a huge threat throughout the game, his eviction comes as no real suprise to anyone. But, as one door closes, another one opens. Jee wins the crucial HoH competition, allowing the dream team to fight another day. Beware the 'X' factor The 'X' factor continues to effect the game. Ali continues her tactic of flirting her way to $500,000 when she snuggles up next to Justin in bed, but he's not impressed. Meanwhile, Erika and Roberts recent reconciliation is taking a second look at her stratergy of getting an ex evicted, and wonders about trying to form some kind of alliance with her ex boyfriend. Bocce Ball Every housemate is given a ball, with which they have to roll down a co
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003
s4e21: Veto Competition 7
Monday, August 25th, 2003
s4e22: 7th Nominations
Wednesday, August 27th, 2003
s4e23: Live Eviction 7
Friday, August 29th, 2003
s4e24: Veto Competition 8
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003
s4e25: 8th Nominations
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003
s4e26: Live Eviction 8
Friday, September 5th, 2003
s4e27: 9th Nominations
Tuesday, September 9th, 2003
s4e28: Veto Competition 9
Wednesday, September 10th, 2003
s4e29: Live Eviction 9
Tuesday, September 16th, 2003
s4e30: Part 1 & Part 2 of Final HOH Competition
Wednesday, September 17th, 2003
s4e31: Live Eviction 10
Friday, September 19th, 2003
s4e32: Best of Big Brother 2003
Wednesday, September 24th, 2003
JUN WINS BIG BROTHER 4! The evicted HouseGuests return to the BIG BROTHER House for the biggest day in the game, as they cast their votes and make one person half a million dollars richer. Before their secret vote, the jurors throw tough questions at Jun and Alison. And then, after the secret votes are cast, they finally sit down to watch all the episodes and learn every secret, every lie and every nasty comment in the House. And although none of the jurors seem happy with the two finalists they have to choose from, their votes are revealed, and Jun wins the $500,000 prize by a vote of 6-1.
Tuesday, July 6th, 2004
s5e1: Season Premiere
MEET THE HOUSEGUESTS: IT'S ALL RELATIVE Let the games begin. It's the first show of a new BIG BROTHER season, and this year's theme is Do Not Assume. Project DNA for short. Nothing is as it seems. Everything is open to interpretation. With BIG BROTHER 5, you never know who you're living with for the summer.
Thursday, July 8th, 2004
s5e2: Nomination Ceremony #1
CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG; MIKE & JENNIFER NOMINATED In the summer's first nomination ceremony, first HoH Jase nominates Mike and Jennifer for eviction. But before the ceremony, Michael decides to reveal to the Four Horsemen (formerly the Knights) first that Jennifer, a.k.a. Nakomis, is his half-sister. Pulling Jase and Scott aside, he lets them in on his secret, recounting how he put the pieces together: the father's name, the tour in Vietnam, the foot blown off. The initial reactions are shock and disbelief. Initially, Jase is stunned, saying, "I'm just tripping out of my mind." Then he thinks he's being gamed, adding, "I have a problem with the timing." Scott, too, is skeptical: "I didn't believe it."
Tuesday, July 13th, 2004
s5e3: Veto Competition #1
"I CHOOSE NOT TO": SCOTT WINS PoV, DOESN'T USE IT The noose continues to tighten around Mike's neck as Scott wins the Power of the Veto in the "Flaringo" ring toss game. After some deliberation, Scott elects not to use the PoV. This decision leaves both Jennifer, a.k.a. Nakomis, and Mike as the HouseGuests still up on the block.
Sunday, July 15th, 2001
s5e4: Live Eviction #1
THE DON GETS HIS WALKING PAPERS: MIKE EVICTED, MARVIN NEW HOH By a unanimous vote, Mike, the 41-year old painter from Michigan, is the first evicted from the BIG BROTHER household. Despite his best efforts to plant seeds of doubt about the power of the Scott and Jase alliance, he is unable to change anyone's opinion and gets evicted live on national TV. Mike's reaction to the unanimous ousting? "Somebody could have thrown me one vote."
Saturday, July 17th, 2004
s5e5: Nomination Ceremony #2
MARVIN HAS SPOKEN: LORI & HOLLY ON THE BLOCK Nomination day arrives, and Head of Household Marvin begins his deliberations. After a quick consultation with three of the Four Horsemen (not Michael), and a sit-down with Adria, Marvin calls the Nomination Ceremony to order. He makes a brief speech about how his nominations reflect the strength of the players he has nominated and begins the ceremony by removing Diane's key.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
s5e6: Veto Competition #2
JASE SNAGS PoV, MARVIN PUTS KAREN ON THE BLOCK In a riveting competition called Snag the Veto, Jase emerges victorious over a hard-working Lori to grab the Power of Veto. As in the previous Veto competition, not all HouseGuests compete. It's just the HOH, the two nominees and the partners of their choosing. Marvin chooses Drew, "...the pretty boy from the Buckeye state." Lori selects Karen, and Holly chooses Jase. Holly showed prescience bordering on clairvoyance, saying, "I looked at Jase. He's a fireman. He's probably got to deal with a lot of hoses and water." As a result of Jase's win, HOH Marvin puts Karen up for eviction in place of Holly.
Thursday, July 22nd, 2004
s5e7: Live Eviction #2
PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: DREW HoH, LORI OUT Jase's removal of Holly from the eviction block works to perfection as Marvin then puts Karen up for eviction and effectively demolishes the fledgling Will/Lori/Karen alliance. Marvin makes the understatement of the week when he talks about the Karen/Lori situation: "Karen was campaigning to keep Lori in the house. I don't think she's campaigning now." And, while Jase may have been voting with his heart, he claims it was his head. "It was a no-brainer. The numbers were bigger than the horsemen's numbers."
Saturday, July 24th, 2004
s5e8: Nomination Ceremony #3
DREW SHAKES THINGS UP--HOLLY AND NAKOMIS ON THE BLOCK Drew steps up, calls it like he sees it and puts Holly and Nakomis up on the block--both of them two time nominees. As soon as Drew won HoH he found himself inundated by advice, counsel and commentary by not just the Four Horsemen, but every single player in the game. For a time it seems like he will put up Marvin, then Diane and then possibly Adria. But in the end, he goes with what he feels is best for himself over the long term.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2004
s5e9: Veto Competition #3
In a Bluffing Competition, Jennifer aka Nakomis wins the Power of Veto, and she removes herself from the chopping block. Then, after another switch, Adria pleads her case to Drew to not put her up for eviction. This obviously falls on deaf ears, as Drew replaces Nakomis with Adria-putting the twin twist in jeaporday.
Thursday, July 29th, 2004
s5e10: Live Eviction #3
Holly's Not So Jolly What appeared to be a highly contested week turns out to be a rout when Holly is evicted by a near-unanimous vote of 7 to 1. How did what seemed to be a 4 to 4 deadlock with Drew having to weigh in as HoH turn into this lopsided tally? One need look no further than the Spy Screen in the HoH room, as the Four Horsemen spy Jase kissing Holly, proving how sprung he is. That, coupled with his reticence to talk about it, makes it clear just how problematic the Holly-Jase situation has become. After Holly says her goodbyes, the HoH Competition is a test of endurance, and the new Head of Household has yet to be named.
Saturday, July 31st, 2004
s5e11: Nomination Ceremony #4
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
s5e12: Veto Competition #4
Thursday, August 5th, 2004
s5e13: Live Eviction #4
SCOTT SHOT DOWN, NAKOMIS HOH, NATALIE MOVES IN In the most tightly contested vote of Big Brother 5, Scott, the very foundation of the Four Horsemen, is shown the door, but not before some aggressive lobbying by all the Horsemen, not the least of which is done by Scott himself. Scott's ouster isn't the only surprise, though, as Julie Chen reveals the "secret" HouseGuest, Natalie, and explains the Twin Twist. Natalie joins her housemates for a spirited HoH competition, and Nakomis emerges victorious as the new Head of Household.
Saturday, August 7th, 2004
s5e14: Nomination Ceremony #5
SIX-FINGER PLAN: NAKOMIS NOMINATES DIANE & MARVIN The game gets even more complicated as Nakomis kicks the game playing into high gear by putting up Diane, who is clearly in her alliance, and Marvin, who is recently a friend of the girls' alliance. As articulated by Will, the six-finger plan works like this: after winning the HoH Competition, Nakomis nominates two people in her alliance so that when it is time to have the Golden Power of Veto Competition, all six participants will be in Nakomis' alliance. Whoever wins the Golden Power of Veto Competition will then remove one of the alliance members from the chopping block, and Nakomis will be free to nominate either Jase or Cowboy or Drew, who would have nary an escape route available.
Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
s5e15: Veto Competition #5
In this episode, the power of veto is up for grabs. Nakomis, Diane, Marvin, Drew, Will, and Adria. Drew won the power of veto and was torn between his loyalty to Diane and his loyalty to Jase. In a veto ceremony that shocked Jase, Drew removed Diane from the block, given Nakomis the oppurtunity to nominate Jase for eviction. The final result of Tuesday night's veto ceremony was Jase and Marvin up for eviction, the final result to be determined live on Thursday.
Thursday, August 12th, 2004
s5e16: Live Eviction #5
JASE JETTISONED; A's NUMBER ONE Jase gets bounced by a near-unanimous vote with Cowboy the only holdout. For a moment before the vote, Jase thinks he might have slipped the noose yet again by using "reverse psychology" on Will and Karen. He keeps saying to Karen, and then to Will, that he wants them to promise to vote him out. For one hot second, he thinks that maybe his plan worked. He is, however, wrong, and finds himself doing the walk to talk to Julie Chen as opposed to the Jase victory dance. Adria, the first to compete in the HoH game, ends up the winner, becoming BIG BROTHER 5's third consecutive female HoH.
Saturday, August 14th, 2004
s5e17: Nomination Ceremony #6
A RULES THE DAY: MARVIN & WILL NOMINATED The united alliance that evicted Jase from the House appears to be crumbling. Adria, the new Head of Household, immediately begins debating which HouseGuest should go up on the chopping block. Along with her identical twin, Natalie, Adria toys with nominating Will, Karen and Jennifer (aka Nakomis). HouseGuest after HouseGuest pays a visit to the HoH room, pleading their case. While Adria's mind is far from made up, one thing is clear: it is every HouseGuest for him- or herself.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
s5e18: Veto Competition #6
Will and Marvin, nominated for eviction, compete for the Power of Veto, a Christmas-Style Game of Luck, only to find that Adria has won in the end. Both get angry with Adria, calling her "The Second Jase", "The Demoness" and calling her sister, Natalie "Rosemary's Baby" or "The Evil Spawn." Later, the luxury competition is held, the prize being a viewing of "Without a Paddle." Diane, Drew and Will win, and when the Power of Veto ceremony finishes, Adria is still wearing the veto necklace.
Thursday, August 19th, 2004
s5e19: Live Eviction #6
The eviction ceremony between Marvin and Will occured. We have Marvin and Will still complaining about Adria using the bible and the gay/black card. The houseguests voted live and there was a tie in the voting. Adria had to cast the deciding vote which evicted Will. On his way out Will would not hug Adria or Natalie. He said to Adria "If karma is a boomerang I'll be seeing you sooner than later" then left the house to talk to Julie. After the commercial break the Head of Household competition ensued. It was a quick competition where the houseguests were in their own booths answering questions about former houseguests (minus Will) and their surveys they took before they entered the house (which are posted on the CBS website). In the end it came down to Diane and Nakomis. The tie-breaker was how many pounds of M&Ms were used total in the luxury competition. Diane guessed 400 where Nakomis guessed 500. The answer was 900 making Nakomis Head of Household for her second time in the house.
Saturday, August 21st, 2004
s5e20: Nomination Ceremony #7
DOUBLE TROUBLE: ADRIA & NATALIE ON THE BLOCK Nakomis puts not one but two twins on the block, seemingly ensuring that one of them will be leaving. Nakomis is clear about the reasons for her actions and does not waver in her commitment to her principled stance that the twins must go because they broke the pinky swear alliance in evicting Will.
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
s5e21: Veto Competition #7
ADRIA ACHIEVES PoV: COWBOY GOES UP IN HER PLACE After one of the stranger Power of Veto ceremonies, during which Adria first asks of her twin sister why she should be saved, then asks of herself why Adria should be saved--she announces that because Natalie has not been given a fair shake by the House, Adria will save herself. Nakomis puts up Cowboy in her place, hoping the rest of the HouseGuests won't consider him for eviction.
Thursday, August 26th, 2004
s5e22: Live Eviction #7
NATALIE NIXED, MARVIN HOH In fairly overwhelming fashion, by a vote of 4 to 1, Natalie is evicted from the BIG BROTHER House. After a week of heavy politicking by both twins, with Drew seemingly the reed in the wind, the eventual tally sends a resounding message that Will will be avenged, and that breaking promises at this stage of the game is not okay. Marvin, following his THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS win, finishes out the week strong with victory in the Head of Household Competition.
Tuesday, August 31st, 2004
s5e23: Nomination Ceremony #8, Veto Competition #8
ADRIA AND COWBOY ON ICE: KAREN TURNS COLD SHOULDER Marvin throws Adria and Cowboy up on the block, out of allegiance to Will and a desire to get a strong player out of the BIG BROTHER 5 House. He tells the gathered HouseGuests that he put the two of them up because he knows that Cowboy has Adria's back and would have played on her team in the Veto competition and tried to rescue her. It's a strategic decision on his part. When Karen later wins PoV, she elects not to use it, so Cowboy and Adria remain up for eviction.
Thursday, September 2nd, 2004
s5e24: Live Eviction #8
ADRIA AXED, DREW WINS HoH In a dramatic end to her stay in the BIG BROTHER House, Adria, at the very threshold of departure, gives the HouseGuests a piece of her mind. First, she says her favorite moment was the day when Natalie came into the House, a moment that the other HouseGuests may not have wanted to recall. Adria adds that she's learned a lot about people in the House by being on the block for the week, and that she will take that into consideration when she is voting on the Jury. Then, as though she has just heard a voice, she says, "Natalie says she feels the same way. So that's two votes." This sets Marvin off, and he fires back, unwilling to take Adria's guff lying down. They jaw for a while, and then a smiling Adria makes her way out of the BIG BROTHER House. Drew wins the Head of Household Competition, but before he can savor the moment, he discovers that it's a double eviction week and he will only be HoH for a brief 48 hours.
Saturday, September 4th, 2004
s5e25: Live Eviction #9 (Double Eviction Episode)
MARVIN MOVIN' OUT; NAKOMIS NEW HoH In a special double eviction week, Marvin comes up short and is shown the door by a unanimous 3-0 vote. Despite assurances from Diane that she would protect him, he is unable to sway anyone to his side and finds himself evicted. Following Marvin's eviction, Nakomis wins and is installed as new HoH.
Tuesday, September 7th, 2004
s5e26: Nomination Ceremony #10, Veto Competition #10
DIANE RESCUES DREW: KAREN & COWBOY ON THE BLOCK Though loathe to put her brother up for eviction, reigning HoH Nakomis throws Cowboy and Drew on the block. Her previous commitments have left her with little room to maneuver and she knows it. "Am I going to be a bitch for doing this? I've done the hardcore promises thing with Karen and Diane." Later, in a twist that was difficult to see coming, Diane, Cowboy and Drew conspire to help Diane win the Power of Veto. Diane removes her sometime boyfriend and cuddle-monster Drew from the chopping block, and Nakomis replaces him with Karen.
Thursday, September 9th, 2004
s5e27: Live Eviction #10
KAREN KO'D, DREW NEW HOH Following through on their plan, Drew and Diane boot out Karen, keeping Cowboy for their alliance. Nakomis immediately gets her game on, knowing she will need to be sharp if she wants to stay in game. Drew wins Head of Household for the third time, narrowly eclipsing Cowboy and setting the scene for a tense week of alliance building and end-of-game scenario planning.
Saturday, September 11th, 2004
s5e28: Nomination Ceremony #11
THE FINAL FOUR: DIANE AND NAKOMIS ON THE BLOCK Following through on a multi-phased plan, Drew puts Nakomis and Diane up on the block, effectively allowing Diane not to have break her pinky swear and vote out Nakomis. The last chance for Nakomis will be the Veto competition, and with the way plans appear to have been laid out (by Drew, Cowboy and Diane in cahoots) if Nakomis does not win the Veto she can probably begin packing her bags.
Tuesday, September 14th, 2004
s5e29: Veto Competition #11, Live Eviction #11
NO, NO NAKOMIS: COWBOY LASSOES VETO In the most unique BIG BROTHER Veto Ceremony of the summer, Cowboy holds all the power because he wins of the Golden Power of Veto. When he chooses to save Diane, he sends his own half-sister Nakomis packing and on her way to the jury.
Friday, September 17th, 2004
s5e30: Live Eviction #12
Drew wins HOH competition round 1. Michael wins round 2. Drew wins in the 2rd round. He eliminated Diane leaving Michael and himself in the final 2.
Tuesday, September 21st, 2004
By a vote of 4 to 3, Drew, the recent college graduate from Ohio, wins BIG BROTHER 5, walking away half a million dollars richer for having spent 82 days with thirteen strangers. It comes down to the wire as the votes are all tied up 3-3, and the deciding vote is cast by the first member of the jury, Will. His vote goes to Drew, and with that, Drew wins!
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
s6e1: BB6: Season Premiere
It's the ""Summer of the Secrets"" for the new houseguests of the sixth season of Big Brother. With a brand new, state of the art, two story house, the houseguests will be discovering lots of secrets throughout the summer - relating to new twists in the game and new surprises in the house that will be far from expected.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005
s6e2: Veto Competition 1
The 2nd episode of the 6th season.
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
s6e3: Live Eviction 1
The third episode of the sixth installment of Big Brother reveals the 7 partnerships within the 14 Houseguests.
Saturday, July 16th, 2005
s6e4: BB6 Ep #4
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
s6e5: BB6 Ep #5
Thursday, July 21st, 2005
s6e6: BB6 Ep #6
Saturday, July 23rd, 2005
s6e7: BB6 Ep #7
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
s6e8: BB6 Ep #8
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
s6e9: BB6 Ep #9
Saturday, July 30th, 2005
s6e10: BB6 Ep #10
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005
s6e11: BB6 Ep #11
Thursday, August 4th, 2005
s6e12: BB6 Ep #12
Saturday, August 6th, 2005
s6e13: BB6 Ep #13
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
s6e14: BB6 Ep #14
Thursday, August 11th, 2005
s6e15: BB6 Ep #15
Saturday, August 13th, 2005
s6e16: BB6 Ep #16
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
s6e17: BB6 Ep #17
Thursday, August 18th, 2005
s6e18: BB6 Ep #18
Saturday, August 20th, 2005
s6e19: BB6 Ep #19
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
s6e20: BB6 Ep #20
Thursday, August 25th, 2005
s6e21: BB6 Ep #21
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
s6e22: BB6 Ep #22
Thursday, September 1st, 2005
s6e23: BB6 Ep #23
Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
s6e24: BB6 Ep #24
Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
s6e25: BB6 Ep #25
Thursday, September 8th, 2005
s6e26: BB6 Ep #26
Saturday, September 10th, 2005
s6e27: BB6 Ep #27
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
s6e28: BB6 Ep #28
Friday, September 16th, 2005
s6e29: BB6 Ep #29
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
s6e30: BB6 Ep #30
Thursday, July 6th, 2006
s7e1: The Houseguests move in
The 7th season opens with host Julie Chen informing the 20 candidates that 2 more keys are being added and the the Top 4 male and female from America's choice would be the first to enter the house. Julie Chen started off with the ladies. Revealing America has chosen, Janelle, Erika, Nakomis & Diane. She then pulls the guys keys and we find out that Howie, Kaysar, James and Jase are the males selected. Lastly, she reveals the BB producers picks which went to Will, Danielle, Marcellas, Alison, Mike ‘Boogie’ and finally ‘Chicken’ George. Once the guests are in the house, Julie informs them of the major twist. This season there would be 2 HoH's for the first time in BB history. Secondly, if the HOH's did not agree on the 2 nominees that the HOH's would find themselves on the chopping block in place of the nominees. The HOH competition was next. The group divided in to 2 groups of 7. One group was on a revolving platform and would have to stay standing while the second group swung a 50 pound foam meteor at them. The last one standing would win one of the HOH positions for the week. Janelle won one of the 2 HOH's for the week to complete the first round. The second round found Jase being the last man standing. Soon after the HOH competition ended, the alliances became more clear and it was obvious the group was divided in to 2 factions (The big brother 6 alum) vs everyone else. There was very little surprises during the nomination ceremony which found Allison and Danielle without keys.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2006
"Chilltown" plots against Ali to make sure she goes home, while Danielle does damage control with the Season 6 Alliance and others after her disasterous first moves in the house. Later, the season's 1st veto competition is won by Janelle, who keeps in place her and Jase's nominations.
Thursday, July 13th, 2006
After a week of hard lobbying, deal-making, lying and lastly, pleading for mercy, Alison ends up on the losing ticket and is voted out of the house in favor of Danielle. Will this come back to haunt the season 6 alliance? Later, in the season's second HoH competition, a difficult Q&A-style one, Kaysar answers the tough questions correctly and emerges victorious. Making the second straight week that his alliance grabbed control of the house's most powerful post.
Sunday, July 16th, 2006
The S-6 Alliance are in firm control of their destiny, with Kaysar in the HoH Room and lieutenants Janelle and Howie protecting his back. But where is James and are they really in control? In a move that leaves Chilltown laughing out loud in the Dairy Room, Kaysar nominates dissenting voters (a.k.a. floaters) Nakomis and Diane onto the block.
Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
As the HouseGuests come to terms with the unexpected nomination of Nakomis and Diane, secret alliances take on more of a public face. Jase, George and Erika step out from behind their game masks, appearing to align with Chilltown in an anti-S-6 Alliance.
Thursday, July 20th, 2006
As Nakomis bids farewell to her All-Star housemates, James takes up the HoH mantle. Having survived eviction by an 8-2 vote in her favor, Diane is revved up and ready to crush her adversaries at the first opportunity.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2006
As S-6 remain in power for another week, the floaters and Chilltown take stock and pucker up to remain in the game. Chicken George and Will are on the block as James sets his sites on two subversive players.
Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
In a move that leaves the HouseGuests silent, George wins the PoV and removes himself from the block. James wastes no time in showing an indignant Jase the back door to the block.
Thursday, July 27th, 2006
In the first unanimous decision of ALL-STARS, Jase is sent home in a 9-0 vote. Bodacious blonde bombshell Janelle takes the HoH crown once again, setting in motion the fourth week of S-6 dominance.
Sunday, July 30th, 2006
S-6's Janelle reigns as HoH for yet another week. Continuing Kaysar's plan of nominating the games Floaters (Erika), she also after Chilltown with the nomination of Mike "Boogie."
Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
Janelle's undeclared war against Chilltown, backfires when Mike "Boogie" wins the POV and removes himself from the block, forcing HoH Janelle to nominate Diane in his place.
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
As Diane leaves the house in a 7-1 vote, Erika breathes a sigh of relief that she dodged the “floater” bullet this week. The ongoing HoH Competition leaves us hanging, with the HouseGuests caught in their web as they vie for the power of HoH in this increasingly tense game of cat and mouse.
Sunday, August 13th, 2006
Danielle wins the cliffhanger HoH competition, determined to exact some revenge upon the S-6 Alliance after Diane's untimely eviction moments before. In the end she nominates, Janelle and James to insure that S-6 mainstay Janelle goes home the following week.
Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
Janelle pulls no punches to win the Veto Competition, throwing the household “under the bus,” onto Army cots, under cold showers and a few onto Slop. Danielle is seriously unimpressed with the greed displayed by her so-called “allies” as they quickly abandon the Veto quest for cash and cool prizes. Even James jumps the “Legion of Doom” ship for a phone call from Sarah.
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
The Legion of Doom has spelled the end of Kaysar, one of the most influential players in S-6. The Iraqi Prince is evicted in a 5-1 vote. Erika proves too quick on the buzzer for James as she wins the HoH in a tense competition that has the viewers on the edge of their seats. Following the episodes live airing, Big Brother producers determined Erika was not the rightful HoH, and announced a second HoH competition later in the day, which was won by Janelle.
Sunday, August 13th, 2006
Danielle and Erika nominated.
Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
Danielle wins the PoV when her fellow LOD members throw her the competition, then removing herself from the block. Meanwhile, the Evil Doctor convinces HoH Janelle replace a now safe Danielle on the block, with Marcellas. The Legion of Doom gear up for another week of manipulation and speculation.
Thursday, August 17th, 2006
Marcellas is evicted in a stinging 6 to 0 vote. But he won't be alone for long as this is a double eviction week on Big Bother: All Stars. Meanwhile, Boogie has won the mysterious new power known simply as the Coup d'Etat, but chooses not to use it yet. Later, George stuns everyone by winning HoH and hoists James and Erika onto the block without warning.
Sunday, August 20th, 2006
George's short lived HoH backfires for his Jedi Master Howie, who is evicted in a 3-2 double-cross by Chilltown. Boogie pulls out all the stops to win the HoH, which effectively nullifies his Coup d'Etat power.
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
Janelle does it again (with a slight assist from Chilltown), winning the PoV and removing herself from the block. Boogie taps George as her replacement, and James feels he is sitting pretty as his LOD allies rule the house.
Thursday, August 24th, 2006
The Chilltown puppetmasters (or was it Janey behind the scenes) yet again pull the strings and it's James who is evicted by a 3-1 vote over sole remaining member of the "Jedi Alliance," Chicken George. Following the eviction ceremony, Erika surprisingly won the HoH competition, all but assuring the out going HoH, Mike "Boogie," will be safe in the coming week.
Sunday, August 27th, 2006
Strategy talk and humorous moments, including Will and Janelle flirting and Will "making love to America" were shown before we see the messy "Birds and the Bees" food competition as well as the nomination ceremony in which Erika puts up her nemesis, Janelle, and a placeholder, George.
Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
The houseguests enjoy their new trampoline, despite having to live on slop for a day for this privilege. Neil Patrick Harris, aka "The NPH", surprises the houseguests, especially a giddy Will, for their "Christmas in August" prize. Janelle wins the PoV competition, pulls herself off the block and Erika nominates Danielle in her place.
Thursday, August 31st, 2006
s7e24: Double Eviction
A whirlwind episode in which we saw a full week's worth of show take place in one night. Danielle was evicted first by a vote of 3-0; Janelle became the new HoH; nominated George and Erika for eviction; Erika won the PoV; Janelle nominated Mike "Boogie" in her place; George evicted.
Sunday, September 3rd, 2006
In an episode focusing on the two showmances, after Mike "Boogie" wins the HoH competition, he finds himself in a tough position as to to who to put up for nomination in the second chair--his showmance, Erika, or his fellow Chilltown member, Will. When it came down to it, Mike went the route of "bros before hos" and chose to put up Erika and Janelle, thus putting Will in the drivers seat as to who to vote out at the next eviction.
Sunday, September 3rd, 2006
In an episode focusing on the two showmances, after Mike "Boogie" wins the HoH competition, he finds himself in a tough position as to to who to put up for nomination in the second chair--his showmance, Erika, or his fellow Chilltown member, Will. When it came down to it, Mike went the route of "bros before hos" and chose to put up Erika and Janelle, thus putting Will in the drivers seat as to who to vote out at the next eviction.
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
The long, drawn-out, three-part final HoH competition concludes with Mike as the winner and a guaranteed finalist. After his victory, he is forced to cast the lone vote to evict Janelle as he stated that she had too many friends in the jury house. The game is now is the jury's hands as they are have to chose between Mike and Erika as to who wins BB7 and the $500,000.
Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
s7e28: Season Finale
Following jury discussions and a harsh question and answer session with the final two houseguests, the jurors cast their votes for the winner of Big Brother 7: All-Stars. In the end, Mike "Boogie" Malin walked away as the winner and $500,000 richer and Erika walked away with, well, $50,000. Janelle won the "viewer's choice" prize of $25,000 as America's Favorite Houseguest.
Thursday, July 5th, 2007
s8e1: Introductions; HoH Comp #1
A new group of houseguests will move in to the Big Brother 8 house. Big Brother enters a new era after an All-Stars season was aired last summer. Some of the houseguests will be sharing the house with their worst enemies. America's Player will let America control a houseguest, with a question being asked online or on the cell phone every week. Jessica, Dick and Dustin elected Kail, rather than Eric to be the first Head of Household of this new season.
Sunday, July 8th, 2007
s8e2: Nomination Ceremony #1
Kail nominates two houseguests for eviction based on their performance in the first Head of Household competition. An alliance of Kail, Mike, Zach and Nick forms, which Nick entitles "Mrs. Robinson and the Three Boys."
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
s8e3: PoV Comp #1; PoV Ceremony #1
The Power of Veto competition and veto ceremony.
Thursday, July 12th, 2007
s8e4: Live Eviction #1; HOH Comp #2
Carol is the first casualty of Big Brother 8 by a landslide vote. As the first Head of Household leaves the thrown, house annoyance, Jen, gets power.
Sunday, July 15th, 2007
s8e5: Nomination Ceremony #2
The second set of nominations were made following Thursday's first eviction and second Head of Household competition.
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
s8e6: PoV Comp #2; PoV Ceremony #2
The two nominees, Jen (the current Head of Household), and their partners all compete for the Golden Power of Veto.
Thursday, July 19th, 2007
s8e7: Live Eviction #2; HoH Comp #3
Either Evil Dick or Joe will become the second one evicted from the Big Brother 8 house. Also, Jen is the outgoing Head of Household--who will take her spot?
Sunday, July 22nd, 2007
s8e8: Nomination Ceremony #3
The houseguests competed in their third food competition and Head of Household, Dick, nominated Kail and Jen for eviction.
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
s8e9: PoV Comp #3; PoV Ceremony #3
Current Head of Household, Dick, and the two nominees, Kail and Jen, battle for the golden power of veto.
Thursday, July 26th, 2007
s8e10: Live Eviction #3; HoH Comp #4
Either Kail or Mike will be the third houseguest evicted from the Big Brother 8 house. Find out who will become the fourth Head of Household.
Sunday, July 29th, 2007
s8e11: Nomination Ceremony #4
After winning the third HoH competition, who will Dustin put up on the block? Also, tune in to see the food challenge--how will the houseguests eat this week?
Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
s8e12: PoV Comp #4; PoV Ceremony #4
Dustin, the current Head of Household, the two nominees, Jen and Kail, and their partners, Jameka, Jessica and Daniele, participate in the Power of Veto competition.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
s8e13: Live Eviction #4; HoH Comp #5
The houseguests vote on whether to evict Nick or Kail. Also, the fifth Head of Household competiton commences, but the audience will find out on the next episode who won.
Sunday, August 5th, 2007
s8e14: Nomination Ceremony #5
The conclusion to the fifth Head of Household competition is followed by the new HoH nominating two houseguests for eviction.
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
s8e15: PoV Comp #5; PoV Ceremony #5
New Head of Household, Daniele, nominated (again), Kail and Jen. Who will win the Power of Veto?
Thursday, August 9th, 2007
s8e16: Live Eviction #5; HoH Comp #6
Either Eric, America's Player, or Kail will be the fifth houseguest evicted from the Big Brother house. Also, who will win the sixth Head of Household competition.
Sunday, August 12th, 2007
s8e17: Nomination Ceremony #6
Who will new Head of Household, Jessica, nominate?
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
s8e18: PoV Comp #6; Veto Ceremony #6
Jessica, the current Head of Household, and the two nominees, Dick and Daniele, compete for the golden Power of Veto. Dustin, Jameka, and Zach were also participating. Dick and Daniele are all by themselves and need the veto. Dick says that he will get Daniele off the block so she can stay in the game. The members from the other alliance are going to try and keep the nominations the same, so they can evict Daniele.
Thursday, August 16th, 2007
s8e19: Live Eviction #6; HoH Comp #7
Either Dick or Dustin will be the sixth houseguest to leave the Big Brother house. Find out who will win the seventh Head of Household competition.
Sunday, August 19th, 2007
s8e20: Nomination Ceremony #7
New Head of Household, Daniele, nominates two houseguests for eviction. Also, see the Food Competition.
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
s8e21: PoV Comp #7; PoV Ceremony #7
Head of Household, Daniele, and the two nominees, Amber and Jameka compete for the golden power of veto.
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
s8e22: Live Eviction #7; HoH Comp #8
Either Jen or Jameka will become the seventh houseguest evicted from the Big Brother 8 household. Also, the eighth Head of Household will be named.
Sunday, August 26th, 2007
s8e23: Nomination Ceremony #8
Head of Household, Jessica, nominates two houseguests for eviction. Also, the food competition will take place to determine who will be on slop for the next week.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
s8e24: PoV Comp #8; PoV Ceremony #8
Jessica, the Head of Household, and the two nominees, Amber and Zach, fight for the golden Power of Veto.
Thursday, August 30th, 2007
s8e25: Live Eviction #8; HoH Comp #9
Either Amber or Zach will become the eighth houseguest evicted from the Big Brother 8 household. Also, who will become the ninth Head of Household?
Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
s8e26: Nomination Ceremony #9
The eighth head of household is crowned. Also, the new HoH nominates two houseguests for eviction.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
s8e27: PoV Comp #9; PoV Ceremony #9
All six remaining houseguests compete for the golden power of veto.
Thursday, September 6th, 2007
s8e28: Live Eviction #9; Live Eviction #10 (Fast Forward)
In this Big Brother "fast forward" episode, the ninth houseguest (either Jessica or Jameka) is evicted and a tenth head of household is crowned. Also, the tenth nomination ceremony, the tenth power of veto competition and the tenth live eviction was held.
Sunday, September 9th, 2007
s8e29: HoH Comp #11; Nomination Ceremony #11
The tenth Head of Household is crowned and he or she nominates two houseguests for eviction.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
s8e30: PoV Comp #11; Live Eviction #11; Final HoH Part 1 (begins)
The four remaining houseguests compete in the eleventh and final power of veto competition. Then, the eleventh houseguest is evicted by a sole vote. Finally, the final 3-part Head of Household competition begins.
Thursday, September 13th, 2007
s8e31: Final HoH Part 1 (ends); Final HoH Part 2 & 3; Live Eviction #12
The winner of the last Head of Household competition evicts one houseguest and the final two remain. The last episode left us viewers off with the three houseguests battling it out in an endurance contest. While holding onto their key, Dick, Daniele, and Zach had to stand on carrots as a rabbit forced them to hop over it each time it went around. Today's episode picks up on that. Prerecorded bits from parts one and two are aired. There is a Jury House segment. The final part of the HOH competition is live and the final eviction is live.
Sunday, September 16th, 2007
s8e32: Recap Episode
A season in review show highlighting the events that allowed the Donatos to get to the final two.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
Either Dick Donato or Daniele Donato will be crowned the winner of Big Brother 8.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
s9e1: Introductions; Power Couple Competition
The first ever winter edition of Big Brother begins with the theme being, "Til Death Do Us Part." The 16 houseguests are introduced and right away the fighting begins. The Power Couple Competition is held and the first ever "Power Couple" is named.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
s9e2: Power Couple Eviction; HoH Comp #1
The "Power Couple" evicts the first set of houseguests.
Sunday, February 17th, 2008
s9e3: Nomination Ceremony #1
The HoHs make the first set of nominations of this winter edition of Big Brother.
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
s9e4: PoV Comp #1
The houseguests compete in the first Power of Veto competition of the season.
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
s9e5: Live Eviction #1; HoH Comp #2
The second couple is evicted from the Big Brother 9 house and the second Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, February 24th, 2008
s9e6: Nomination Ceremony #2
The second co-HoHs nominate the second set of couples.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
s9e7: PoV Comp #2
The second set of nominees, the Co-HoHs and one other HouseGuest compete in the second Power of Veto Competition.
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
s9e8: Live Eviction #2; HoH Comp #3
The third couple leaves the Big Brother house and the third Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
s9e9: Nomination Ceremony #3
The third set of couples are nominated.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
s9e10: PoV Comp #3
The nominees, the co-HoHs and another HouseGuest vie for the Power of Veto.
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
s9e11: Live Eviction #3; HoH Comp #4
The third couple is evicted and the fourth HoH competition is held.
Sunday, March 9th, 2008
s9e12: Nomination Ceremony #4
The fourth set of nominees are put up on the block.
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
s9e13: PoV Comp #4
The fourth Power of Veto competition is held.
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
s9e14: Live Eviction #4; HoH Comp #5
The second individual is evicted and the fifth Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, March 16th, 2008
s9e15: Nomination Ceremony #5
The Head of Household nominates the fifth set of HouseGuests for eviction.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
s9e16: PoV Comp #5
The fifth Power of Veto competition is held.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
s9e17: Live Eviction #5; HoH Comp #6
Another HouseGuest is evicted and the sixth Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
s9e18: Nomination Ceremony #6
The Head of Household nominates two fellow HouseGuests. A Luxury Competition is held.
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
s9e19: PoV Comp #6
The HouseGuests compete in the sixth Power of Veto competition.
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
s9e20: Live Eviction #6; HoH Comp #7
Another HouseGuest is evicted and the seventh Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, March 30th, 2008
s9e21: Nomination Ceremony #7
The Head of Household nominates two HouseGuests for eviction.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
s9e22: PoV Comp #7
The seventh Power of Veto competition is held.
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
s9e23: Live Eviction #7; HoH Comp #8
Another HouseGuest is evicted and the eighth Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, April 6th, 2008
s9e24: Nomination Ceremony #8
The Head of Household makes the eighth set of nominations.
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
s9e25: PoV Comp #8
The eighth Power of Veto competition is held.
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
s9e26: Live Eviction #8; HoH Comp #9
Another HouseGuest is evicted and the ninth HoH competition begins.
Sunday, April 13th, 2008
s9e27: Nomination Ceremony #9
The Head of Household ceremony ends and another set of HouseGuests is nominated.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
s9e28: PoV Comp #9
The ninth Power of Veto competition is held.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
s9e29: Live Eviction #9; HoH Comp #10
Another HouseGuest is evicted and the tenth Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, April 20th, 2008
s9e30: Nomination Ceremony #10
The Head of Household nominates another set of HouseGuests.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
s9e31: PoV Comp #10; Live Eviction #10; Final HoH Comp
The tenth Power of Veto competition takes place. Following the Power of Veto competition, one HouseGuest casts the sole vote to evict one of the two nominees. The final Head of Household competition begins.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
s9e32: Final HoH Comp Conclusion; Live Eviction #11
The final Head of Household competition concludes and the final eviction takes place.
Sunday, April 27th, 2008
s9e33: Big Brother 9: Season Finale
The Big Brother 9 season comes to an end as the winner is crowned and is awarded the $500,000 grand prize.
Sunday, July 13th, 2008
s10e1: Introductions; HoH #1
Ten is a special number; it's solid and definitive, plus when you get to the tenth in a series of things you know it is going to be memorable. That's especially true of BIG BROTHER 10, which returns this summer with a new cast of HouseGuests all vying for the $500,000 prize. Host Julie Chen explains that for the first time in seven seasons, all the players are total strangers. This time around, all 13 Houseguests are competing on their own. The baker's dozen is assembled by the front door for what they expect will be the traditional BIG BROTHER house move-in. Well, as all seasoned BIG BROTHER watchers know, expect the unexpected. Julie explains that for the first time ever they are choosing the first Head of Household of the season before anyone moves into the house! "All you have to go on is your fellow HouseGuests' appearance and gut instinct," Julie explains. Without talking, the HouseGuests vote for the HouseGuest they'd like to see as HoH, with the condition that they cannot vote for themselves. The votes are cast, but who is HoH remains a mystery for now.
Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
s10e2: PoV Comp #1
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
s10e3: Live Eviction #1; HOH Comp #2
Sunday, July 20th, 2008
s10e4: Nomination Ceremony #2
The second set of HouseGuests are nominated for eviction.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
s10e5: PoV Comp #2
The HouseGuests compete in the second power of veto competition.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
s10e6: Live Eviction #2; HoH Comp #3
The second HouseGuest is evicted and the third Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, July 27th, 2008
s10e7: Nomination Ceremony #3
The third Head of Household nominates another set of HouseGuests for eviction.
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
s10e8: PoV Comp #3
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
s10e9: Live Eviction #3; HoH Comp #4
Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
s10e10: Nomination Ceremony #4
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
s10e11: PoV Comp #4
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
s10e12: Live Eviction #4; HoH Comp #5
Sunday, August 10th, 2008
s10e13: Nomination Ceremony #5
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
s10e14: PoV Comp #5
Thursday, August 14th, 2008
s10e15: Live Eviction #5; HoH Comp #6
Sunday, August 17th, 2008
s10e16: Nomination Ceremony #6
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
s10e17: PoV Comp #6
Thursday, August 21st, 2008
s10e18: Live Eviction #6; HoH Comp #7
Sunday, August 24th, 2008
s10e19: Nomination Ceremony #7
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
s10e20: PoV Comp #7
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
s10e21: Live Eviction #7 & #8 (Fast Forward)
Sunday, August 31st, 2008
s10e22: HoH Comp #9 and Nomination Ceremony #9
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
s10e23: PoV Comp #9
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
s10e24: Live Eviction #9; HoH Comp #10
Sunday, September 7th, 2008
s10e25: Nomination Ceremony #10
Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
s10e26: PoV Comp #10, Eviction #10 & Final HoH Comp
Thursday, September 11th, 2008
s10e27: Final HoH Winner Crowned & Final Eviction
Sunday, September 14th, 2008
s10e28: Recap Episode (with unseen footage)
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
Thursday, July 9th, 2009
s11e1: Introductions; HoH Comp #1
Season 11 opens with the new cast of 12 houseguests are introduced and are shown around the compound. They are to broken up into four cliques, popular, athlete, brainiac or offbeat, and then are given their initial challenge.
Sunday, July 12th, 2009
s11e2: Nomination Ceremony #1
As the HouseGuests start their strategy gameplan and with the "Athletes" safe from nomination, the first Head of Household, Jessie, makes the first set of nominations from either the "Brains," "Populars" or "Off-Beats."
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
s11e3: PoV Comp #1; PoV Ceremony #1
With the first set of nominees, Chima and Lydia, up for eviction courtesy of Head of Household, Jessie, six HouseGuests vie for the first golden power of veto. Will the power be used to saved one of the nominees or will they be left in tact?
Thursday, July 16th, 2009
s11e4: Live Eviction #1; HoH Comp #2
Who was the first HouseGuest evicted from the Big Brother 11 house - Braden or Chima? Braden was backdoored after Russell, the PoV winner, removed Lydia from the block and Chima was originally nominated as a pawn to throw the other HouseGuests off the track of sensing an Athletes/Brains alliance. After the eviction, the second Head of Household competition was held.
Sunday, July 19th, 2009
s11e5: Nomination Ceremony #2
With the new Head of Household, Ronnie, in power, will the "Brains" decide to honor their alliance with the "Athletes" and nominate two HouseGuests from the "Populars" or "Off-Beats" or will be see a further divide between the Brains/Athletes alliance? Also, a luxury competition determines who will be able to see a preview of a new movie.
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
s11e6: PoV Comp #2; PoV Ceremony #2
With Laura and Jeff nominated, will either of them win the Power of Veto and pull themselves off the block? If so, is the Head of Household, Ronnie, going to live up to his promise to backdoor Russell, so as to knock him out of power?
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
s11e7: Live Eviction #2; HoH Comp #3
With Laura and Jordan on the block, the Head of Household, Ronnie, believes that Laura is a surefire bet to be the second HouseGuest evicted because everyone apparently loves Jordan. After the live eviction, the HouseGuests compete for the title of Head of Household.
Sunday, July 26th, 2009
s11e8: Nomination Ceremony #3
With Jesse as the new Head of Household, who will he nominate this week? The Athletes are safe so will Jessie put up a potential ally in the unpredictable Ronnie (and in doing so, make the rest of the HouseGuests happy) or will he spare him from the block? Also, a love triangle turns ugly.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
s11e9: PoV Comp #3; Veto Ceremony #3
After Jessie's nomination of Jordan and Michele, the HouseGuests fight for the Power of Veto. Who will win the golden power of veto? Will the nominees remain the same or will Ronnie, an ally to the Athletes, go up, much to the hope of the nominees, Jeff and Casey?
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
s11e10: Live Eviction #3; HoH Comp #4 (begins)
After Michele removed herself from the block using the Power of Veto and Jessie put up Casey in his place, who will be the third HouseGuest evicted? Will the the "Populars" fizzle (if Jordan leaves) or will the "Off-Beats" lose a fellow clique member in Casey? Also, who will have the endurance to become the fourth Head of Household?
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
s11e11: HoH Comp #4 (ends); Nomination Ceremony #4
Who will become the fourth Head of Household in this carry-over endurance HoH challenge and which two HouseGuests will they nominate for eviction? Also, which of the HouseGuests will become "Have Nots" for the week?
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
s11e12: PoV Comp #4
With Ronnie and Lydia on the block, courtesy of the Head of Household, Russell, will either of them win the Power of Veto and save themselves? Or will someone else win and use the veto to save them?
Thursday, August 6th, 2009
s11e13: Live Eviction #4 and HoH Comp #5
After Michele's second PoV win and her decision to keep the nominees, Ronnie and Lydia, on the block, who will be the fourth HouseGuest evicted from the Big Brother 11 house? Who will win the "mysterious power," and as the audience knows is the coup d'etat? Who will become the fifth Head of Household?
Sunday, August 9th, 2009
s11e14: Nomination Ceremony #5
Following Ronnie's eviction and Chima's HoH win, how will the HouseGuests divide and who will the new Head of Household nominate for eviction? Also, a surprise guest visits the house and instructs the HouseGuests to head to the backyard for the Luxury Competition.
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
s11e15: PoV Comp #5
Now that Russell and Lydia are have been nominated for eviction following Head of Household, Chima's, nominations, who will win the Power of Veto and will it be used to pull one of the nominees off the block? Also, with Jeff holding the "Coup d'Etat" power, are Chima's wishes all for nothing?
Thursday, August 13th, 2009
s11e16: Live Eviction #5 and HoH Comp #6
After Kevin's decision not to use the power of veto on either of Chima's nominees, Russell and Lydia are still on the block for eviction, but will Jeff use the power of the coup d'etat to shake up the Big Brother house? Also, who will win the sixth Head of Household competition?
Sunday, August 16th, 2009
s11e17: Nomination Ceremony #6
After Jessie's eviction following Jeff's using of the Coup d'Etat power, Michele became the new Head of Household. Which two HouseGuests will she nominate for eviction and what happened in the fallout after the use of the "mystery power"?
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
s11e18: Eviction #6 (Chima Expulsion); HoH Comp #7; Nomination Ceremony #7
After Head of Household Michele's nominations of Chima and Natalie, one HouseGuest self destructs, a new Head of Household competition was held in place of the PoV competition and a new set of nominees were put up for eviction.
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
s11e19: Live PoV Comp #6; PoV Ceremony #6; Live Eviction #7; HoH Comp #8 (begins)
Following Chima's expulsion, which ended Michele's reign as Head of Household, Jordan won a new HoH competition and nominated an upset Lydia and Natalie for eviction. Who will win the Power of Veto and will it be used to save one of the nominees? Also, who will be evicted and who will win the HoH competition in this action-packed episode?
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
s11e20: HoH Comp #8 (ends); Nomination Ceremony #8
The latest round of nominations for eviction are held.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
s11e21: PoV Comp #7; PoV Ceremony #7
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
s11e22: Live Eviction #8 and HoH Comp #9
Sunday, August 30th, 2009
s11e23: Nomination Ceremony #9
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
s11e24: PoV Comp #8; PoV Ceremony #8
Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
s11e25: Live Eviction #9 and HoH Comp #10
Sunday, September 6th, 2009
s11e26: Nomination Ceremony #10
With the final four set and with Natalie as the new Head of Household, who will she nominate for eviction? Also, what lies behind the "Mystery Door" in the HoH bedroom and if opened, will it create a situation from which one HouseGuest cannot recover?
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
s11e27: PoV Comp #9; Live Eviction #10; Final HoH Part 1 (begins)
Thursday, September 10th, 2009
s11e28: Final HoH Part 1 (ends); Final HoH Part 2
Sunday, September 13th, 2009
s11e29: Recap Episode (with unseen footage)
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
s12e1: Introductions; HoH Comp #1
Season 12: Episode 01: A House Like No Other Meet the New HouseGuests! Every fan knows that the Big Brother HouseGuests show up to the House ready to compete for the coveted $500,000 prize. Well, the classic BIG BROTHER mantra ?expect the unexpected? is still very much true. For the first time ever, one of the thirteen HouseGuests will not be playing for the big prize, but acting as a secret Saboteur! Host Julie Chen explains that over the first half of the season, the Saboteur will be wreaking havoc on individual players, rival alliances and even the entire house itself. The Saboteur does have an incentive, however?if he or she makes it five weeks in the House and pulls off all of their assigned sabotages, the Saboteur will walk away with $50,000. Talk about a different kind of season? The House takes on an ultra-modern Miami feel this summer, with Arkansas hotel sales manager Britney, California college professor Ragan, swim coach Brendon and chemistry student-slash-Las Vegas cocktail waitress Rachel kicking off the season by entering their new South Beach-themed home. The second group of HouseGuests to enter features Texas oil rig salesman Lane, Florida bartender Annie, New Jersey insurance adjuster Enzo, Arkansas sheriff Kathy and Miami podiatrist and Orthodox Jew Andrew, who shouts ?Mazel Tov? when he bursts into the House. The HouseGuests are all accounted for when Arizona college student Hayden, Philadelphia boutique manager Kristen, certified genius/web designer Matt and Illinois model Monet come rushing through the door. Instead of stopping for some introductory hugs, Monet plows past Kathy to make sure she has a bed of her own?now that's a woman ready to play the game of Big Brother! Bring out the Bubbly Annie gets the party started by popping open the introductory bottles of champagne, which leads right into the traditional HouseGuest meet and greet. Ragan thinks the tall and handsome Brendon could apply for the job of Superman, while Enzo is worried about having a sheriff like Annie in the house. Andrew starts off by making up a sob story about being laid off and having to work in a shoe store, but all Rachel notices is how cute Andrew looks wearing his ?Yom Kippur.? Andrew isn't the only HouseGuest holding back; Matt declines to reveal he is a certified genius, Annie keeps her bisexuality quiet and Ragan also gives himself a demotion by telling everyone he is a student, not a professor. That's a whole lot of lying and obfuscation right from the start?is the Saboteur among those already spinning tales or keeping quiet? Hanging with the Enemy Julie chimes into the living room and after a quick hello reminds everyone BIG BROTHER wouldn't want to disappoint them by being too predictable. ?One of you is actually not here to win the game,? she says, explaining the Saboteur twist to the HouseGuests. Julie reveals the Saboteur can win Head of Household and Veto competitions, but he or she will not be eligible for the final $500,000 prize. While the Saboteur has a chance to walk away with 50 Grand by making it to the halfway point, he or she will leave with nothing if evicted within the next five weeks. Suddenly the living room monitor flashes and a shadowy figure with a masked voice appears! ?Watch your back,? the Saboteur warns. ?I can and will strike at any time.? ?There goes our drama-free night,? Ragan says, as everyone discusses the wrench in the works. Rachel wants to know how she can trust anyone, even a potential showmance, while Annie wonders if she should suspect anyone who mocks the Saboteur. Kathy notes that cops are already naturally paranoid, so this will make her only more suspicious of everyone around her. Who could it be? I?ll Take Mine with Extra Relish It's time for the first competition of the season, but some business must be worked out first. Julie announces the inaugural HoH competition requires two teams, but with 13 HouseGuests, someone must volunteer to sit out. Andrew shoots his hand up, and learns he is not eligible for HoH. Enzo and Hayden find Andrew's behavior fishy. The HouseGuests then change, coming out as the red and yellow teams, with Andrew dressed as a hot dog! Matt notes that Andrew is definitely a kosher wiener. When the HouseGuests go outside, they discover the backyard has been transformed into a giant grill, with two huge hot dog wieners hanging in the air. Julie explains each team will use a series of pulleys to bring team members across the grill one at a time on their respective team's wiener. The first member of the winning team across the grill gets $10,000, with the second member scoring $1,000. Successive team members across the grill get less and less cash, but the final winning team member across wins something unique?Head of Household. Both teams find getting their first couple of players across fairly easy, but when gobs of ketchup and mustard get sprayed onto the hotdogs, the competition gets much more difficult. Red and yellow team members start suffering some fantastic falls, but things get serious when red team member Britney falls and injures her knee. First responder Kathy jumps down to help, but the real doctor in the house, Andrew, does nothing, keeping up his lie about being a shoe salesman. Britney's injury requires the House medic to check her out, but luckily her knee is not seriously hurt. However, Britney is not able to continue. Julie asks Britney if she is okay with that, and Britney says she is. To make the game fair, Julie asks the yellow team to chose a red team player who has already made it across to go again in place of Britney. The yellow team picks Kristen, and the game ends when the red team quickly smokes yellow, with Hayden taking the first HoH. The Saboteur Strikes! After cleaning up from the very messy HoH competition, the HouseGuests lounge in the living room. Suddenly the lights go out, sending the House into total darkness. At first Britney thinks there is some sort of technical difficulty, but it becomes clear that the Saboteur just may be at work. Despite the darkness Brendon continues a search for his toothbrush, while Andrew takes the opportunity to pull some pranks by opening and closing bedroom doors. The lights come up again and the monitor flashes on'the Saboteur thanks the HouseGuests for making the first move of the summer so easy! There is now a lock on the storage room door, which means no food or supplies and a diet of BIG BROTHER slop for the night! The accusations soon start flying as Ragan notes they are living within a murder mystery. If the first prank is starvation, Matt asks, where will the Saboteur go from here? Talk about a fun start to the BIG BROTHER season! So whom will Hayden nominate for eviction? How will the Saboteur strike again? Can the HouseGuests figure out who is the traitor among them? Tune in Sunday, July 11 at 8pm ET/PT for BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Sunday, July 11th, 2010
s12e2: Nomination Ceremony #1
Season 12: Episode 02: HoH Hayden Chooses a Target for Elimination The HouseGuests are reeling after the Saboteur's first attack?all of their food is now behind the locked storage room door! The prime suspects are Brendon, who inexplicably got up to get his toothbrush in the darkness, and Andrew, who was supposedly pulling pranks while he wandered around during the blackout. Andrew admits he is relieved he has immunity from nomination for sitting out on the first HoH competition. So have the HouseGuests fingered the Saboteur already? Who Wants to See the HoH Suite? Hayden is stoked to show off his blue and silver-themed Head of Household suite, which he describes as a 'slick, contemporary? space. Ragan finds Hayden's very wholesome family photos (and a lack of shirtless 'dude? shots of himself) a good sign that the HoH will make good choices when it comes to nominations. Rachel wants to know what the rope in his HoH basket is for, and Hayden explains when he was younger he learned rodeo skills. ?Can you rope the Saboteur?? one HouseGuest asks. Geek Love The first sparks of attraction are literally electric when Brendon and Rachel reveal during a Hammock chat they both have science-related degrees. Rachel finds it very sexy that Brendon is getting his PhD. The feeling is mutual, because Brendon finds smart women interested in science a major turn on. Annie, the third wheel in the hammock, feels awkward. ?I felt like I was watching my parents have sex,? she says, noting she was ?the cream in the scientific cookie.? While love blossoms the game continues. Up in the HoH Suite, Enzo, Hayden, Matt, Monet and Kathy discuss the Saboteur. Matt notes that even if they are suspicious of Andrew he's safe for the week. Kathy thinks the Saboteur is a girl, especially a trustworthy one. She suggests Annie might be a possibility but Matt doesn't think she is the likely choice. Hayden realizes he is back at square one?just whom does he put up? Coming Out Annie pulls Ragan aside to the cabana room for a quick heart-to-heart. She has decided to come out to him as bisexual. ?I actually have a girlfriend,? she says as Ragan hugs her. Outside, more Brendon/Rachel bonding continues in the hot tub. As the two scientists continue to explore one another, Hayden takes notice. ?They are a showmance in the making,? Hayden declares, noting this development is not good for anybody. A little later Enzo and Hayden talk on the chaise lounge about how they could run the house together. It turns out Enzo is gunning to form his own mafia in the house, and takes the first steps to form an alliance. Enzo forms the first strategic alliance of the season, ?The Brigade,? with Hayden, Matt, and Lane. Enzo notes every mafia needs some muscle, like Lane, who he nick names ?The Beast.? Hayden is deemed ?The Animal,? and Matt is ?The Brains,? while Enzo names himself ?Meow Meow,? because like a cat he can be sneaky but cool and calm. True to his name, Lane doesn't understand the word ?Brigade? and admits he doesn't really understand what comes out of Enzo's mouth. Time for the Have and Have Not Competition Bedecked as a very muscular tooth fairy, Hayden kicks off the season's inaugural Have and Have Not competition. The HouseGuests split into three teams of four as Hayden explains one member of each team must jump in a pool of caramel, climb under a huge straw and jump into a massive vat of popcorn and find a 'sweet tooth? tile. The two teams that collect all eight of their tiles first are the Haves, while the last team becomes the Have Nots. Andrew notes it is more important for him to win this competition than an HoH competition because slop is not kosher! Monet notes jumping into the caramel is like ?hitting a brick wall.? Brandon almost loses his shorts when he slogs through the caramel, which gives everyone a view of his butt?Rachel, of course, finds this very cute. Everyone struggles, but Ragan can't believe how nonchalantly Kathy takes the competition when she leisurely looks for her first tooth. As Lane plows through the caramel, Kathy gets stuck and comes to a complete stop, irritating her team members. To add insult to injury, Britney accidentally kicks Kathy in the head as she rushes past her. Despite an initial lead, Kathy's team can't get their eight teeth in time, making them the Have Nots. Along with Kathy, fellow teammates Matt, Rachel and Ragan find out they not only have to take cold showers and eat an all-slop diet, they must now live in the dreaded ?Have Not? bedroom, which Hayden warns is the worst in BIG BROTHER history. The good news is completing the Have Not competition means the HouseGuests get bolt cutters to break off the storage room lock. Not the Presidential Suite Hayden's warning proves to be more than true?the HouseGuests are appalled at the fish locker-themed Have Not Bedroom, which includes jars and jars of smelly bugs as decoration and plastic chaise lounges for beds! The game aftermath continues when Kathy tells Britney she had it easier because Britney's teammate Enzo left a tooth for her uncovered. Britney is not happy that Kathy is insinuating she was the weakest player. ?You?re trying to tell me I?m the worst one?? Britney asks incredulously in diary room. Britney announces Kathy doesn't need an enemy in this game, and she's making one fast. The Saboteur Strikes Again The next morning Andrew notices someone has put tape across two images on the memory wall?both Kathy and Britney have been tagged. Andrew immediately runs up to Hayden's room to fill him in, which only makes Hayden more suspicious Andrew is the Saboteur. Kathy brushes off the sabotage outwardly, but she admits privately this could ruin her game. The Saboteur suddenly comes on the monitor and warns them to ?observe, listen and watch your back.? Britney heeds the warning and goes right up to the HoH Suite to work on Hayden. Britney tells Hayden she doesn't think she deserves to be sabotaged, while Hayden assures her it was a move to just create drama. Hayden asks Britney whom she would nominate and Britney quickly throws out Brendon and Kathy's names. Britney says she?ll vote however Hayden wants her to, but Britney's suggestion now has Hayden thinking?is Kathy a better choice for nominations than Rachel? Time for Hayden's Debut The HouseGuests quietly file in for their first nomination ceremony. Hayden begins by handing Andrew his key, reminding everyone Andrew is safe for sitting out on the HoH competition. Hayden then pulls Annie's key, announcing she is safe. Ragan, Enzo and Kristen are all relieved to find discover they are safe, with Britney, Matt, Monet, Kathy and finally Lane getting their keys. Rachel and Brendon are the first nominees for eviction. Hayden tells Brendon he was unaccounted for during the blackout, and informs Rachel she hasn't gotten to know him. Hayden later reveals Rachel is his pawn and Brendon is the target. Rachel is shocked, while Brendon feels Hayden has made a huge mistake by making himself an enemy. Will Rachel or Brendon win the Veto and escape the chopping block? And what will be the Saboteur's next move? Find out Tuesday, July 13 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
s12e3: PoV Comp #1; PoV Ceremony #1
Season 12: Episode 03: A Key Veto Win Shakes up the Nominations Brendon is not surprised that Hayden nominated him for eviction, but he didn't expect Rachel would be on the chopping block with him. Rachel sees this as her worst case scenario, while Head of Household Hayden thinks that he and his secret ?Brigade? alliance including Enzo, Matt, Lane and himself have had a great first week. Brendon and Rachel console one another as Annie comes in to tell them that they got a raw deal. Annie feels close to the pair, and sees their nomination as bad for her personally and for her game. Secret Brigade alliance members Enzo and Lane both come in to watch the nominees? reactions, and notice the connection between Rachel, Brendon and Annie. Enzo doesn't like what he sees, and decides he needs to keep his eye on Annie. Outside after the nomination ceremony, Enzo tells Hayden and Lane that he thinks Annie is aligned with Brendon and Rachel, and that Annie is a strong player they need to watch carefully. If they need a replacement nominee, is she the choice? Being put on the block together has only drawn Brendon and Rachel closer. Brendon almost cries over his nomination, which prompts Rachel to get closer to him. Their first big make out session takes place on the hammock, with most of the house watching and giggling from the kitchen. Hayden can't believe that they?re making themselves even bigger targets than they already were. After their canoodling, Brendon makes his way up to the HoH suite, where he basically threatens Hayden. ?I would be worried about you,? Brendon tells Hayden before he alludes that he is aligned with Annie. ?Is this guy nuts?? Hayden wonders. Cinco de May-o It's time to pick players for the first Veto Competition. Besides the two nominees and the HoH, three additional players must be chosen at random. Drawing names from a bag, Hayden randomly picks his secret ally Enzo while Brendon randomly picks the house wild card Andrew. Rachel wants to pick Annie, but is visibly disappointed she draws Monet's name, something an angry Monet definitely notices. Veto host Annie brings everyone outside to a backyard transformed into a huge Fiesta with dozens of piñatas hanging across the lawn. Annie explains that the Veto players must smash open the piñatas and find lettered tiles. The player who can spell the longest word with their letters within ten minutes wins the Veto. But instead of candy, the piñatas are filled with spoiled mayonnaise! The yard turns into a big sticky mess as the players smash open their piñatas. Physician Andrew purposely misspells ?pasteurized? to deflect attention from himself by throwing the competition, making the clear winner Brendon, who spells the 13-letter-word ?understanding.? Hayden and the rest of the Brigade view the Veto competition as a ?blunder.? Who do they nominate now? Enzo reaffirms his belief that they should make a power move and put up Annie, but Lane thinks Annie could be a powerful ally, and the one to go should be Arkansas sheriff Kathy, who is viewed as a weak player by many in the house. While the Brigade debates in the HoH suite, Britney comes up and affirms the Annie decision. But it turns out a little later Britney is playing a couple of angles?in a conversation with Annie, she reveals that Hayden thinks Annie is in cahoots with Rachel and Brendon. Annie doesn't trust Britney, so she decides to confront Hayden. ?Who told you I?m aligned with Brendon and Rachel,? Annie asks. ?Britney,? Hayden tells a stunned Annie. ?Britney is stirring up trouble,? Annie fumes. What the Saboteur Said! The Veto drama comes to a halt when the Saboteur makes an unexpected announcement on the living room monitor. The Saboteur makes it short but sweet?two of the HouseGuests are lifelong friends. ?It is quite easy to figure out,? the Saboteur says, leaving the HouseGuests wondering who the pair is. Andrew thinks Matt and Ragan might be lovers, but Kristin wonders if the whole thing is a lie. Is the Saboteur onto something or is he or she just messing with them? So Who Goes Up? Brendon calls everyone in for the Veto ceremony. Rachel congratulates Brendon on winning the competition, and tells him to do what he has to do. Brendon takes himself off the block, which leaves Hayden with the responsibility of nominating another HouseGuest for eviction. Hayden takes Enzo's advice and nominates Annie. She says it is okay, but Annie makes sure to spit out, ?Lies weave evil webs?Britney!? Rachel is happy for Brendon, while Hayden notes that no matter who goes home, it's good for the Brigade. So who will be the first evicted HouseGuest? And who will be revealed as the Saboteur? Tune in for the live eviction ceremony on Thursday, July 15 at 8pm ET/PT for BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
s12e4: Live Eviction #1; HOH Comp #2
Season 12: Episode 04: The First HG is Evicted and the Saboteur is Revealed Annie is none too happy about being nominated, and puts all the blame on Britney. Annie thinks Britney has been telling people she is aligned with Rachel and Brendon, but Britney feels that Annie has lost her mind in a haze of paranoia. Rachel is sad about Annie's nomination, but is more relieved that she and her house showmance, Brendon, are no longer facing one another on the block. Annie lashes out at Britney, but is soon teary-eyed with Brendon about her nomination. Meanwhile, Enzo and Matt celebrate the Brigade's apparent dominance over the rest of the unsuspecting house. Rachel is all excited for some romantic time with Brendon in the Cabana Room, but in the middle of a make out session, the sensitive Brendon has to cool things off to talk about how sad he is about Annie's eviction nomination. Rachel is incredulous and can't believe that Brendon is getting weepy over Annie when she is also on the block. Talk about a buzz kill! And the Saboteur is? So who is it? The HouseGuests have suggested almost everyone in the house as a possibility, but now the truth is out. The Saboteur walks into the Diary Room, and it is?Annie! ?I bet you didn't see that one coming,? she says, noting that she had a blast all week. Her sabotages went fairly smoothly, but during the blackout, Annie almost got caught by Andrew on the way back from putting a padlock on the storage room door! Her latest Sabotage is her pick from a viewer's suggestion?can she hide electronic beepers in the bedrooms? She sure can! Andrew hears one of the buzzers in his bedroom while praying, and is subsequently bothered by it all night. Ragan hears a buzz and wonders if the time between the chirps means something. Enzo fumes that the cricket noises in the palm bedroom have him ?ready to choke someone.? Annie loves the havoc she is causing: ?I?m good,? she says. Annie may be down on her luck as one of the two eviction nominees, but she is not out yet. The house quickly gathers in the living room for another message from the disguised Saboteur. ?Nice try,? the message says. ?I escaped the block this week. Better luck next time.? Ragan thinks this means for certain the Saboteur is not on the block, while Britney thinks this means Brendon, who literally escaped the block this week with the Power of Veto, is more likely to be the Saboteur. Andrew suggests to Hayden the need for Rachel to go home, while Annie makes a convincing case that Brendon has been lying to them about his occupation and is a genius who is currently playing all them. Kathy points out that Brendon can't go home, but his strong ally Rachel can. So can Annie save herself? Host Julie Chen checks in with the HouseGuests and asks Enzo about slop, embarrasses Brendon with footage from the first Have-Have Not competition (where his shorts kept falling off) and touches base with Andrew about his opinion of the Saboteur. But the pleasant chat ends quickly when it is time for the eviction nominees? final plea to their fellow HouseGuests. Annie warns everyone that Brendon will take Rachel all the way to the end and then calls her former friend Brendon a liar. Rachel keeps her plea light and says she knows that they will make the right decision. Unfortunately for Annie, her pointed final plea falls on deaf ears. By a unanimous vote, Annie is the first evicted HouseGuest. Outside the house, Julie informs Annie that America has just been told she was the Saboteur. Annie says she believes she played too hard, which explains her early elimination, and warns Brendon is the one to beat. Annie is surprised to hear America thought that Kathy was the Saboteur, but is happy to know she herself was among the bottom vote getters. Annie likes Ragan and Hayden's goodbye messages, and is surprised by Britney's catty suggestion to get rid of her silver eyeliner. Annie's biggest laugh comes from Rachel's claim that Brendon was hers first. Annie informs Julie that she rejected Brendon's advances 24 hours before this season's showmance became official, and notes Rachel should be proud of herself because 'she got my sloppy seconds.? And the New HoH is? The remaining HouseGuests hustle outside for the HoH competition, the BIG BROTHER classic ?Majority Rules,? where players must guess how the majority of the house would answer specific questions. Brendon is eliminated early with Kathy and Kristen, while the entire Brigade Alliance is voted out on one question. Andrew and Ragan are eliminated, leaving Rachel, Monet and Britney the final players. A three-way tiebreaker makes Rachel the new Head of Household! So who will Rachel nominate for eviction? And how will the HouseGuests react when Annie is revealed as the Saboteur? And just what is Annie's parting sabotage? Find out Sunday, July 18 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Sunday, July 18th, 2010
s12e5: Nomination Ceremony #2
Season 12: Episode 05: Rachel and Brendon Rule the House with their Eviction Nominations Enzo is happy to see Annie gone, and notes that she was ?hit with a grenade from the Brigade.? Because Annie outed him in her final plea speech, Brendon comes clean about having a Masters degree and the fact that he is starting his PhD. Both Andrew and Ragan are delighted that their respective lies about having advanced degrees are still secrets. As the new Head of Household, Rachel is so excited to get alone time with Brendon in the HoH suite. Brendon is just as excited, but bizarrely the person who jumps and screams the most after Rachel's win is Andrew. Hayden notes Andrew looked like ?a kid at Christmas, or maybe Chanukah,? and warns that if the excitable Andrew is in an alliance with the new HoH he shouldn't act like it. Britney couldn't be more irritated by the turn of events, while Enzo tells fellow Brigade member Matt that he's wondering if they made a mistake sending Annie home over Rachel. Monet and Britney are moping in the palm bedroom when Andrew walks through. Britney confronts him about his excitement over Rachel's HoH win, and Andrew explains he was being honest, and notes if runner-up Britney had won he'd be a target. Britney grouses and Andrew reminds her that they have always had issues with one another and she shouldn't pretend otherwise. Rachel's HoH suite reveal is almost too much for Britney to bear. ?I wanted to shoot myself in the face,? Britney notes, pointing out that she had to follow Rachel's ?flopping butt cheeks? all the way up the stairs while feigning interest in the suite reveal. Monet is just as unenthusiastic as Britney, and notes that there is no love lost between her and Rachel either. Outside, after the reveal, Hayden and Lane talk. They feel that Rachel as HoH is pretty much the same as Brendon as HoH. ?All Rachel has is a key and pictures,? Hayden warns, noting a nomination for him would be understandable since he put Brendon and Rachel on the block last week. But Hayden has other things on his mind besides the game?namely, the sexy yet mysterious Kristen. Hayden is used to girls falling for him so the hard-to-read Kristen is proving to be a challenge. There is an attraction, but Kristen is keeping it very cool, telling Hayden she doesn't like cocky guys. The go-slow approach works fine for Hayden, because the last thing he wants is to make himself a target thanks to a showmance. If You Can't Say Something Nice, Come Sit by Me Britney is so thankful Monet is in the house, because otherwise she'd have to internalize all her funny yet catty comments about the rest of the HouseGuests. Besides constantly making fun of Rachel, new BFF's Britney and Monet have noticed Kristen is now sporting much sexier bikinis. Meanwhile Hayden is getting some face time with the new HoH. Things seem to be going well but when Rachel suggests a four-way alliance between herself, Brendon, Hayden and Kristen, suddenly Hayden shoots the idea down, raising suspicion in Rachel. But Hayden is not the only Brigade member to work the HoH. Later in the yard, Matt decides to act all paranoid in front of Rachel, thinking this will keep him safe for the week. The plan backfires, because almost immediately Rachel and Brendon start wondering what Matt is up to. The scheming stops when Rachel announces it is time for the Have-Have Not competition. The HouseGuests break up into four ?crews? who have to tape one of their fellow crewmembers to a brick wall. Whoever hangs onto the wall the longest wins, and then that crew gets to select the four ?Have Naughties? for the week. However, crews can use paint blasters to weaken the tape and hasten falls. Ragan gets put up on the wall for the blue crew, but falls quickly thanks to a shoddy taping job. Britney is taped up for the green crew, but has to be taken down when the sagging tape holding her up starts to choke her. Kathy wins it for the orange crew, who quickly chooses Enzo, Britney, Brendon and Monet as the Have Nots for the week. When everyone goes inside they learn the only food the Have Nots can eat for the week are fish sticks and fruitcake! Here Comes the Static! Everyone rushes into the living room when the monitor switches on'the HouseGuests are about to learn the true identity of the Saboteur! When Annie reveals herself, everyone cheers. Matt admits he is surprised, while Andrew is relieved no one can say he is the Saboteur anymore. But soon the HouseGuests are back to the game. Britney, Monet and Matt individually make their way up to the HoH suite to grovel and suggest anyone but themselves for nomination. In an HoH Suite conversation that also includes Brendon, Rachel makes a play for Hayden again. When Brendon starts suggesting Enzo and Matt for eviction, Hayden quickly does some spinning to keep his secret Brigade alliance members safe. Rachel has a lot to think about. She is no fan of Britney, while de facto co-HoH Brendon has his eye on Monet, who won $10,000 in the first HoH competition. But Matt's paranoia, Andrew's weirdness and Hayden's betrayal leaves Rachel with plenty to think about. And the nominees are? Rachel calls everyone into the dining room for the nominee ceremony. To no one's surprise, Brendon is the first safe HouseGuest. After every key is pulled, two women find themselves on the block?Britney and Monet. A tearful Britney notes, ?This day blows,? while Monet feels somewhat defeated. Hayden, however, couldn't be happier. So who will win the Power of Veto? And will the Veto winner shake up the nominations? Find out Tuesday, July 20 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
s12e6: PoV Comp #2; PoV Ceremony #2
Season 12: Episode 06: A Veto Win Shakes up Rachel's Nominations Britney is upset that she is on the chopping block, while Monet thinks her nomination is due to Head of Household Rachel's jealousy of her. Hayden is delighted that his secret alliance, the Brigade, has once again escaped another nomination ceremony unscathed. Rachel feels fine with her nominations, because she knows neither Britney nor Monet has her back in the game. After the ceremony, Rachel's showmance Brendon hugs the HoH and tells her she did the right thing. Britney and Monet have a cry session in the Have Not bedroom, where they agree this was a personal move and not a strategic move. Monet thinks it is ridiculous that Rachel brought up her winning the $10,000 in the first HoH competition, and notes that she has never said anything bad to Rachel, before calling her a 'stupid hooker.? While the Brigade agrees they want the nominations to stay the same, a crying Britney goes up to the HoH suite to make her case. Rachel reveals she wants Monet gone this week, because Rachel sees her as a strong competitor. All of this emotion proves too much for Rachel, who later cries to Brendon about how she doesn't want people to feel badly. Brendon tells her this is a game, and notes in the Diary Room the two nominees are playing a very good emotional game right now. In the meantime Britney and Monet go from sad to angry when they spend an afternoon calling Rachel every name in the book?behind her back of course! Is there a Telethon for That? Matt has been telling all sorts of HouseGuests his wife has a rare bone disease and needs an expensive operation in order to save her leg. Matt has created this detailed lie based on a disease he learned about on a TV show, and reveals in Diary Room his wife is perfectly healthy. Ragan buys the lie, but another liar in the house knows Matt is scheming. Matt tells 'shoe salesman? Andrew about his wife, but of course Andrew, who is hiding the fact he is a podiatrist, knows all about diseases. He smells a rat! Matt's tall tales have to wait until after the Veto competition. The six players are HoH Rachel, nominees Britney and Monet, plus Lane, Enzo and Brendon. The necktie-bedecked players come outside to see six stocks, with holes for their hands and head. Once they are locked up, each player is given a briefcase to hold. Veto host Ragan explains the player who holds his or her suitcase closest to one hour without going over wins the Power of Veto. It's a hot day, but Brendon and Monet try to count out the seconds, even as they get hit in the face repeatedly with a flapping dollar bill. Once everyone has dropped their suitcases, Lane, Brendon, Monet and Rachel are eliminated for going over one hour. Britney comes in at about 52 minutes. Enzo racks in at one hour and 14 seconds, but despite almost exactly hitting the bulls eye, Enzo has gone over. Britney wins! Britney still feels bad for Monet, but thinks they can convince Rachel to back door the house outcast Andrew. Monet makes her pitch, but Rachel isn't sure she can put up Andrew because Brendon sees him as their ally. Rachel, who doesn't want to make any more enemies, thinks this may be a way to make sure no one else will be mad at her and even make Monet and Britney allies. But when Rachel tells Brendon she is thinking of nominating Andrew, Brendon doesn't like the idea at all. Brendon doesn't trust Britney and Monet, and feels Andrew has their backs. Matt and Ragan go upstairs to talk to the HoH and Brendon, but when Rachel suggests Andrew as a pawn, Matt volunteers himself. Ragan thinks this is a foolish move, but Matt thinks taking one for the team will ensure that Monet goes home and will strengthen his relationship with the Brigade. Matt knows he is taking a ?monster-sized? risk, but thinks it is worth it. Matt's offer only makes things more tense between Brendon and Rachel, with an irritated Brendon finally leaving the HoH suite. So what will Rachel do? Time for the Veto Ceremony! To no one's surprise, Britney uses the Veto on herself. Rachel nominates Matt, appeasing Brendon and disappointing Britney and Monet. Per Matt's request, Rachel says nominating Matt as a pawn was designed to ensure Monet's eviction. Andrew is thankful he made a blessing beforehand, while Matt sees the nomination as a way to build trust. Britney feels all her hard work was for nothing, but Monet notes she is not giving up. So who will be evicted? And who will be the next Head of Household? Find out this Thursday live at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
s12e7: Live Eviction #2; HoH Comp #3
Season 12: Episode 07: A Second HouseGuest is Sent Packing Monet is reeling from Head of Household Rachel's very public and definitive announcement that her replacement nominee, Matt, is nothing more than a pawn. Rachel gives Monet a half-hearted 'sorry,? but a furious Monet is having none of it. Matt pretends to act shocked and defeated but he can barely contain his elation when he gets a private moment with fellow Brigade alliance member, Lane. He and Lane can't believe Rachel bought Matt's offer to be the pawn, and celebrate the fact that the Brigade alliance (which also includes Enzo and Hayden) appears safe yet another week. Britney is devastated that Andrew did not go up on the block. She and her house BFF Monet share a major cry and sulk session in the cabana room that quickly turns into a discussion about everyone they think is stupid in the house. The majority of their rage is directed at Rachel, with the increasingly angry pair verbally ripping apart Rachel's intelligence, clothing sense and hair extensions. Ever the schemer, Matt joins them and keeps up his sad sack performance, telling Britney and Monet he wants to get back at Rachel and her showmance Brendon. Matt even goes so far to suggest he is going to avenge them all next week! But the house is not all about strategy. It turns out Hayden and Kristen have been stealthily carrying on a showmance, which Hayden describes as similar to a fourth-grade relationship. Hayden and Kristen are pretty confident their coupling is a house secret, but Andrew would beg to differ. Since he also sleeps in the rust bedroom, Andrew is fully aware of their snuggling and kissing, and thinks it is hilarious the two of them are sneaking around as if no one knows. Rachel, however, is playing the game hard this week. To figure out where Kristen stands, Rachel suggests Britney told her that Kristen was open to keeping Monet for the week. Kristen is shocked, and immediately runs outside and asks Britney if she said that. Britney denies this, and then tells Monet immediately. This sparks an intense spat when Rachel comes out and says she doesn't like drama and notes someone has to go home. Monet says she wasn't doing anything and lashes back at Rachel. It looks like Rachel's plan to ensure Monet's departure this week is going well?Monet is angry and isolated, while votes continue to line up for keeping Matt in the house. The Tables Quickly Turn! Britney approaches Rachel and attempts to clear the air with her over all the Monet drama. Rachel feels sorry for Britney, and decides to reveal something huge?Matt volunteered to be the pawn this week! Now Britney has a stunner to share'she tells Rachel that Matt has been telling her that he is out to get Rachel and Brendon next week. Through very dramatic tears Rachel said she knew that Matt would do this, but went against her better judgment by trusting him. Rachel runs downstairs and calls an all-house meeting. Everyone assembles except Andrew, who sticks to himself to observe a Jewish holiday. Rachel quickly calls Matt out for playing both sides of the house. Matt denies hustling anyone, but says he would be an idiot to not want to get out the strongest alliance in the house. Monet is furious at Matt for pretending to be paranoid about nominations and is even more furious at him for lying to her when she was so upset. Matt keeps spinning, but Monet warns the house that Matt will lie to them all and will get away with it. Maybe Monet has a chance after all? Host Julie Chen checks in with the HouseGuests, who talk about their relief over the eviction of Saboteur Annie, how much fun they had in the Have-Have Not competition, and the general difficulties related to living in the house. Andrew makes a tender revelation when he thanks his HouseGuests for making his practice of Modern Orthodox Judaism so easy on BIG BROTHER. Unfortunately for Monet, the tenderness ends abruptly when she is voted out 7-2. Outside on the couch with Julie, Monet admits the house has made her a bit crazy and has shown her that she is not as strong as she thought. Monet also notes that she thought it would be easier to pretend to like people, but she is definitely a person who has to be up front when she doesn't like someone. In their taped goodbyes, Andrew tells Monet she had no game, while Rachel calls her ?cliquey? and ?catty.? But her BFF Britney gets the most laughs and tears when she tells Monet she will miss her because she now has no one to help her make fun of Rachel's clothes and hair extensions! It is now time for the season's first endurance competition, Hang Ten. The concept is simple?the HouseGuest who stays on his or her surfboard the longest is the new HoH. There is a twist though; the first five players to drop are the Haves for the week, while the next four players to drop are the Have Nots, with the final player missing the Have Not status to become HoH. So who will be the New HoH? And who will be nominated for eviction? Find out Sunday, July 25 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Sunday, July 25th, 2010
s12e8: Nomination Ceremony #3
Season 12: Episode 08: Two More Houseguests Go Up On The Chopping Block The Houseguests are riding the endurance competition wave on their respective surfboards as previous Head of Household Rachel watches. Brendon knows he has to win it to keep himself and Rachel safe for the week, while Enzo and the rest of the secret Brigade alliance are all gunning to win. Perennial outsider Andrew also feels this is a must-win HoH competition for him, so the tension is high. The 7-2 vote for Monet's eviction has Matt wondering who cast the second vote against him. He knows Monet's BFF Britney clearly voted to keep her friend in the house, but he quickly surmises the second vote was Kathy. For her part Kathy knows the HouseGuests see her as a weak player, but she is fine with them thinking that, because it allows her to fly under the radar. Kathy drops first, followed closely by Lane. Kristen falls next, with Hayden right behind her. Hayden reveals he threw the competition, because he feels totally safe this week and doesn't need the HoH win. In addition, Hayden wants to eat well?the first five players to fall off their boards are the Haves for the week, while the next four players are the Have Nots, with the final player on his or her surfboard the HoH. This leaves only one spot left for the Haves, and Britney decides she wants to make sure she can eat for the week. She quickly falls off her board, leaving Brendon, Enzo, Matt, Andrew and Ragan as the final five players. When Enzo falls, Lane notes that Matt is the last hope of the Brigade. Suddenly, Brendon slips and Rachel is devastated that her man is out of the competition. A slip up by Andrew (who is sporting a pair of very short shorts) leaves Ragan and Matt as the final two players. Ragan asks everyone to go inside so the two of them can talk, but Matt and Ragan can't agree upon a deal. Ragan, who was bullied as a kid, is proud of himself for lasting so long in a tough competition, but is unable to pull out a win. A small stumble has him falling off his surfboard, making Matt the Head of Household for the week. How the Mighty Fall Rachel retreats to the Rust bedroom, where she cries over her turn of events. Brendon comforts her, but Rachel notes that Matt would pretty much be an idiot if he didn't put her or Brendon up on the chopping block. After she pulls herself together, Rachel approaches Matt, who tells her that he thought they had a deal last week when Rachel was HoH, and then she went and told everyone Matt volunteered to go up on the block as a pawn. Rachel knows she has a rough week ahead of her. ?I had the opportunity to get him out and now I think Matt is going to send me home,? she says. Matt's HoH suite reveal is a fun one, with everyone enjoying pictures of Matt's family and wife. In his letter from home, Matt's wife suggests she is feeling better, which plays into Matt's lie that his wife has a rare disease. Even Andrew, who has been skeptical of Matt's story, feels bad for thinking Matt may have been lying to them. Could things get more perfect for Matt's game? After everyone else clears out, the Brigade has a celebratory meeting. Enzo thinks Rachel and Brendon need to go up, but Matt notes he is making his own decisions on nominations. He definitely has his eye on Kathy, for instance. Hayden leaves the group and immediately dives into a make out session with his secret showmance Kristen. While they kiss Hayden tells Kristen they have to be careful as Kristen reveals that she will do what it takes to move their game forward. Meanwhile in the HoH suite, Lane, Matt and Enzo discuss what's going on with Hayden. Lane wonders if Hayden and Kristen are secretly related, while Enzo wants to know why they haven't hooked up yet. Matt doesn't think Hayden will double cross the Brigade, but Enzo notes that in this house, Hayden better understand it is ?bros before hos.? I?ve Got a Deal for You Rachel and Brendon go up to the HoH suite to work Matt before his nominations. Matt keeps telling the lie that he is ?playing the game by himself,? and reaffirms his disappointment over Rachel calling a house meeting and then revealing their secret deal. Rachel apologizes for making mistakes last week, and Matt notes he has no good reason not to put the two of them up. Eventually Rachel and Brendon appear to finally hammer out a deal with Matt, but Rachel notes she just can't trust him. Soon after, Matt calls up Andrew and explains he wants to use him as a pawn this week. Matt tries to soften the blow by saying Andrew is a cool guy who is now much more integrated into the house, but Andrew doesn't like this turn of events. Matt notes the obvious choice is to put up the house showmance, but as a 'diabolical super genius,? he doesn't always have to go with the obvious. It's time for the nominations. Matt calls everyone into the dining room and pulls the first key. Ragan is safe, followed by Kristen, Hayden, Enzo, Lane, Britney, Rachel and finally Brendon. Andrew and Kathy are on the block! Kathy doesn't understand Matt's nominations, while Andrew calls Matt's plan stupid and vows to come after him. Matt is happy with his nominations, and notes he can always reset things with use of the Veto. So who will win the Veto competition, and will the winner use it to save Kathy or Andrew? Find out Wednesday, July 28 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
s12e9: PoV Comp #3; PoV Ceremony #3
Season 12: Episode 09: A Veto Win Shakes up the Brigade's Plans Rachel can't believe Head of Household Matt didn't nominate her or Brendon for elimination, but wonders if this means one of them will be back doored. Nominee Andrew knows he is a pawn but is nervous about how things might turn out, while Kathy feels it doesn't make sense that she was nominated just because she cast a vote for Matt's elimination last week. Hayden is disappointed that Matt put up two floaters, because at this stage in the game he believes that their secret alliance, ?the Brigade,? should be making bigger power moves. Matt could care less what Hayden thinks?this is his HoH, and he?ll nominate who he chooses. Kathy goes up to the HoH suite with Matt and tells him that she was not gunning for him with her elimination vote last week. Matt says he wishes he knew that before, and tells her he doesn't care who goes home, so she and Andrew don't have to worry about him swaying votes. But in the Diary Room Matt reveals something different?he admits that he doesn't believe a word coming out of Kathy's mouth. It appears Kathy should be worried. Hayden and his secret showmance Kristen come to Andrew and tell him they are voting to keep him. It turns out Hayden has more than good wishes and a single vote going Andrew's way; Hayden wants to play and win the Power of Veto competition so he can take Andrew off the block and give Matt the opportunity to back door Brendon. Getting on Andrew's Nerves Rachel is starting to crowd Andrew in on all sorts of levels. First, she drops peaches in the iced tea, which makes one of the few non-slop items forbidden to this week's Have Nots, which includes Andrew. He finds her not only selfish, but also a stumbling block in his game. He trusts Brendon, and can't understand why his biggest ally in the house would be aligned with such a person. It's time for the Veto Competition player selection. Besides HoH Matt and nominees Andrew and Kathy, three other players are chosen at random. Matt's worst nightmare comes true when he pulls Brendon's name?now the guy he is targeting for eviction has a chance to save himself. Matt and the rest of the Brigade are happy when Lane is chosen, but Andrew gets upset when his house nemesis Rachel rounds out the Veto six. ?I thought God loved me,? the very religious Andrew says. ?What sin did I do this week?? The HouseGuests come outside to find the backyard turned into a fortuneteller's den of oddities. Host Enzo explains the players have ten minutes to look at all the stuff in the backyard. Matt notes he is great at math, but after seeing everything he realizes they will have to estimate the exact number of objects for the competition. It turns out Matt is right. Enzo says in the ?Veto of Fortune? competition, the players must guess the amounts and decide if they will 'stay? or ?fold.? If they fold, they can't be eliminated, but they also can't win a point. If they stay, they can win a point, but if they don't get the closest number to the actual amount, they will be eliminated. Whoever gets three points first wins the Veto competition. Matt wins the first round, but his fellow Brigade member Lane is eliminated. Andrew then wins a point, eliminating Matt. The HoH can't believe this?his empire is crumbling and all he can do is watch. Andrew wins a second point, which heartens Matt and Lane. If Andrew pulls off a win, Matt can still back door Brendon. But Brendon quickly ties things up with Andrew, with the next point deciding the winner. In the final round, Brendon pulls out a win. Brendon and Rachel?aka ?Brenchel?'save themselves again! So Now What? The Brigade is devastated. Enzo thinks Matt has gone from being the brains of the operation to the ?gremlin? of the alliance. Matt goes and talks to Andrew, who is very upset. How could this happen? Matt promises Andrew it will be a 4-4 vote with Matt breaking the tie. But with so many things already going wrong, Andrew decides to take matters into his own hands. Late that night, Andrew talks to Brendon in the darkness of the Have Not bedroom. Andrew tells Brendon he trusts him, but wants to put on a show at the Veto ceremony that will mislead people into thinking that he and Brendon have a rivalry. Andrew's only request is that Brendon not tell Rachel. Brendon is intrigued by the idea of a bold move in the game, but hopes this doesn't come back to haunt him. It's time for the Veto ceremony. Kathy tells Brendon she doesn't need the Veto, but thanks him for giving her a chance to explain why she should have it. Andrew gets up and tells everyone this game is ironic. Last week Matt, Brendon and Rachel were at each other's throats, but this week they will all end up staying in the house. Since all three were unscathed, Andrew figures he will try this approach. ?Brendon and Rachel, I?m coming for you,? Andrew warns, asking for the Power of Veto so he can save himself. Of course, Brendon does not use the Power of Veto, and the meeting is adjourned. Rachel is stunned and furious, while Kathy, who looked like the one who was going home, is thankful for the miracle that is Andrew and his outrageous speech. Brendon thinks Andrew may have pulled off his bold move, but Matt feels that Andrew's stunt backfired, and now the whole house will think that Andrew is in cahoots with ?Brenchel.? Is Andrew doomed to be the next evicted HouseGuest? And who will be the next HoH? Find out live Thursday, July 29 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
s12e10: Live Eviction #3; HoH Comp #4
Season 12: Episode 10: Emotions Flare after an Explosive Speech as Another Houseguest is Evicted The aftermath from the Veto ceremony is full of confusion and anger. Elimination nominee Andrew's announcement that he was coming after his supposed allies Rachel and Brendon mystifies Britney, who thinks Rachel's genuine reaction was totally fabricated for the rest of the HouseGuests? benefit. Rachel is angry, and wonders why Andrew is jumping on the ?get Rachel and Brendon bandwagon.? Andrew's fellow nominee Kathy sees the speech as an opportunity for her to stay in the house and vows to ?fight like there is no tomorrow.? Andrew initially thinks he has made a good move?now that he has expressed animus towards the house 'supercouple,? maybe everyone else will vote for him to stay for the week. Head of Household Matt takes Andrew aside and breaks the bad news to him. If the vote had been held the day before, Matt tells him, then Andrew would have been a safe bet to stay. But after Andrew's speech, he is now the week's target, because everyone saw it was a naked ploy and nothing else. Andrew is stunned! He quickly realizes the secret plan he and Brendon hatched is blowing up in their faces. Meanwhile, Brendon has his own issues. Rachel is furious about Andrew's comments, and is even more furious at Brendon for pulling a stunt like this without consulting her. ?Who is he in a relationship with,? Rachel fumes in the diary room, ?Andrew or me?? Outside Brendon tries to make amends but Rachel is in no mood to forgive. Even when Brendon tells her he loves her, the perennially affectionate Rachel refuses to give her man a kiss! ?You better know what you?re doing,? Rachel warns Brendon, who gets the message that this action has major consequences not only in the game but also in his relationship. Working Votes Kathy is taking the ball Andrew inadvertently threw her and is running with it. She tells Ragan that as a cancer survivor with an uncertain future, winning means a lot in her struggle to help her son. Kathy also makes inroads with Kristen, which Andrew notices. Already an outsider in the house, Andrew admits he is not getting the emotional support Kathy is enjoying. Kristen is blindsided by an angry Andrew who warns her not to play him like a fiddle and to be careful. Kristen is stunned, and tells Andrew she doesn't appreciate his comments. In the rust bedroom, the conflict continues as Kristen tells Andrew he was out of line. As the conversation gets more and more heated, the other HouseGuests hear the commotion. ?You are digging your own grave, be careful,? Andrew yells as he storms off. ?You be careful, too!? Kristen shoots back. Hayden, Enzo and Matt can't believe what just happened. Matt then offers up a suggestion?if Andrew is such damaged goods, maybe it is better to keep him. At first Enzo is skeptical, but he admits having someone like Andrew in the house keeps people from putting up members of their secret alliance the Brigade. What a way to go! Host Julie Chen gets the HouseGuests excited when she announces no one is on slop this week. But this is hardly the only surprise'during his final plea, Andrew totally outs Hayden and Kristen's secret relationship, and even goes so far as to tell the other HouseGuests what Kristen really thinks of them! Kristen starts yelling back at Andrew, which forces Julie to tell Kristen to pipe down! Andrew's plea doesn't get him any votes (it's unanimous to keep Kathy), but on his way out it is clear Andrew's revelation has made some major waves in the house. ?Wow, that was the best last plea speech I?ve even seen,? Julie tells Andrew outside the house. Andrew says he thought his big announcement was the best way for the HouseGuests to make their own decisions about Kristen, and reaffirms his belief that Hayden is a good guy that is being swayed by a dishonest person. He does admit he made a mistake by pretending to go after Brendon and Rachel in his Veto ceremony speech, but it is clear Andrew has made his mark on the house this week. Julie then announces this week's Head of Household competition is a head-to-head battle between pairs of HouseGuests. The HouseGuest who correctly guesses a question about various competitions eliminates their direct opponent, and then picks the next two HouseGuests to do battle. After a series of knock-down-drag-outs (where Hayden and Kristen target Rachel and Brendon), Rachel emerges the winner, becoming the first multiple HoH of the season. The win does not calm down Rachel, however. After hugging Brendon she immediately gets into it with Kristen. But all the action is not just in the back yard. Julie has one more surprise for America?viewers now have a chance to vote for a new secret Saboteur, who will be given a two-week reign of chaos. So who will Rachel nominate for eviction? Find out Sunday, August 1 at 8pn ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Sunday, August 1st, 2010
s12e11: Nomination Ceremony #4
Season 12: Episode 11: Rachel and Kristen Battle it out as the Game Gets Real Andrew's parting revelation that Kristen and Hayden are in a secret showmance reverberates through the house. On the outside Kristen is acting shocked, but in Diary Room she admits the worst thing she ever could have imagined has come out, and it has come out hard. Hayden is just as shocked -- he was cruising along with his secret alliance the Brigade, plus he had Kristen wrapped around his finger. What does he do now? During the live show, Hayden and Kristen lay into Andrew, telling him that they wouldn't be that stupid. ?Why would I lie?? Andrew asks, remaining calm as Hayden and Kristen keep up their charade. Fellow nominee Kathy is loving it, but not as much as Rachel, who realizes this is a great thing for her and her showmance Brendon. And what's even better for Rachel's showmance? Winning Head of Household! ?Floaters,? Rachel says, ?You better grab a life vest?Kristen!? Rachel then reveals she heard Hayden and Kristen making out last night. Brendon piles on, telling Hayden and Kristen that they are busted. Kristen lashes back, with Hayden backing her up. The insults fly, with Rachel and Kristen calling each other out on their intelligence. From the sidelines Ragan notes that he is not a religious person, but he has been praying for this moment to happen since he entered the house. Britney is also in hog heaven. ?The irony that they were in a boxing ring was not lost on me,? Britney says. The attention diverts briefly to Kathy, who hugs Kristen and Hayden as things begin to die down. Rachel is not happy?that kind of behavior shows Kathy is with Kristen and not her. ?She is clearly telling me what side she is on,? Rachel says in diary room. Things finally cool off to a point where Brendon can congratulate Rachel. Rachel breaks down, telling Brendon she is so tired of the house coming after them. In the palm bedroom, Enzo, Matt and Lane can't believe they have once again failed to win the HoH competition, only to be clocked by ?Brachel.? Enzo wants Kristen out this week so they can get Hayden back into the game as a Brigade member. Hayden decides to make nice with Rachel and apologizes for saying things in the heat of the moment. Rachel isn't buying it, and points out during the HoH competition Hayden put her and Brendon against each other. This is all damage control for Hayden, who talks down his showmance. Hayden goes to Kristen, who has curled up in the Cabana room. Rachel comes in, and calmly apologizes for what she said in the heat of the moment. Not only does Kristen reject the apology, but she also reaffirms her belief that Rachel was attacking her and throwing around lies. Rachel can't believe Kristen took her olive branch and threw it in her face. Hayden is reeling?what is Kristen thinking? Putting on a Good Show Hayden regroups with the Brigade, and lets them know he is still 100 percent aligned with them. Kristen is great, he tells Enzo and Lane, but if she has to go, she has to go. The conversation is cut short for Rachel's HoH suite reveal. Kristen opts not to take part, but Enzo and Britney both put on a great show of being interested. ?Who wants to see your HoH room?? Britney says in mock excitement in the Diary Room. ?Nobody! We'd rather hang ourselves! But who is most excited? Me!? Rachel comes out of the Diary Room dressed as a sexy cop, and orders everyone into the living room. The monitor comes on, and the HouseGuests are shocked to see Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg on the screen! They announce the winner of this week's luxury competition will get a special screening of their new buddy cop comedy, The Other Guys, which premieres August 6. The HouseGuests quickly break into teams of three and head outside, where the backyard has been turned into a huge urban street scene complete with crime scene tape and police cars, which sheriff Kathy notes is ?her world.? The first team?Lane, Matt and Britney'strap themselves into a huge plastic cop car and rush their way through the obstacle course, with Lane leading the way and Britney fighting to keep up. The second team, Kathy, Kristen and Ragan, struggle more, with Ragan noting that having Kathy on your team is nothing but dead weight! The third team, Enzo, Brendon and Hayden, plow through the course and dominate the luxury competition. Rachel announces that she will join the winning team for the screening of ?The Other Guys.? But the game quickly comes back into play, with Britney working Rachel as they share a bath together and Kathy making her way up to the HoH to make her case for why she should not be nominated this week. ?What happens between you and Kristen,? Kathy says, ?That's something you need to settle.? She notes she is not a threat and could be a reliable vote for Brendon or Rachel in the jury house. Hayden tries to get Kristen to go talk to the HoH, but Kristen resists. Kristen finally relents and makes her way up to the HoH suite, where she and Rachel once again get into it. Things stay mostly in control, with Kristen saying she never wanted to go after Brendon or Rachel. Brendon comes up and checks in with Rachel, who is now confused about who to nominate. Brendon can't believe Rachel is such a sucker for Kristen's emotional game. And the Nominees are? It's time for Rachel to make her nominations. Kathy is nervous about where she stands with the HoH, but when all the keys are pulled, Hayden and Kristen find themselves on the chopping block. ?You?re gunning for me and Brendon, so bring it on,? Rachel warns. ?Be careful what you wish for,? Kristen says in Diary Room. Lane notes Hayden better not mess this up, while Brendon wonders why Rachel can't play nice. So who will win the Power of Veto, and will they save Hayden or Kristen from eviction. Find out Tuesday, August 3 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
s12e12: PoV Comp #4; PoV Ceremony #4
Season 12: Episode 12: The Power of Veto Holder Faces a Game Changing Decision Hayden knows Head of Household Rachel nominated him and his secret showmance Kristen because Rachel thinks they are coming after her and Brendon. Hayden has a newsflash for Rachel?everyone is coming after Rachel and Brendon! Kristen is angry but anticipated the nomination. Her goal now is to stay another week without hurting Hayden in the process. Up in the HoH suite, Brendon tells Rachel she was harsh when she told Hayden and Kristen to ?bring it on,? and notes that kind of behavior only makes them bigger targets. When he suggests Rachel apologize to Hayden and Kristen, she first gets mad and then gets teary. After more hemming and hawing, Rachel reluctantly goes down to the rust bedroom and half-heartedly apologizes to Hayden and Kristen. Hayden isn't all that impressed, but up in the HoH Suite, Brendon is happy Rachel made the effort. But soon Rachel and Brendon are sniping at each other again. ?Am I supposed to bake cookies and sing Kumbaya,? Rachel asks, before warning Brendon that if they keep arguing this way, it's the end of their relationship. Wizard of Pinball It's time for the Veto competition. In the random draw for players, Rachel picks Britney, Hayden picks Ragan, and Kristen picks Enzo. Hayden is disappointed that he drew a wild card like Ragan, while an unsuspecting Kristen doesn't realize Enzo has no interest in using the Veto this week, since he wants Kristen to go home, a move that works best for his secret Brigade alliance with Hayden, Lane and Matt. The HouseGuests come outside and find a huge pinball table dominating the back yard. The player who shoots the farthest from the center Veto slot is eliminated, but gets a prize. Host Brendon warns them not to get too attached, because successive players can choose to keep or exchange their gifts. The end of the game leaves everyone left with a series of great and not-so-great prizes. Ragan gets a Veto ticket, which allows him to play in the next Veto competition. Rachel gets $5,000, while Enzo wins a 3-D flat screen. Kristen initially wins the Veto, but Hayden trades it for a ?Hippietard,? a 60's themed unitard. Britney wins a 24-hour solitary confinement, which she trades for the Veto. Britney wins the game and leaves a dejected Hayden with a virtual prison sentence and a humiliated Kristen wearing the Hippietard for several days! Britney admits she loves having the Veto power. Hayden has a tough time in solitary confinement in the Have Not bedroom, but Kristen talks to him through the door and even touches his fingers under the door jam. Kristen embraces her Hippietard (which includes a stylish afro wig), but gets emotional during Hayden's long 24-hour isolation. Hayden and Kristen are relieved when the confinement ends, but because they are still being stealth about their relationship, keep it cool when they finally see each other again. Pass the Popcorn Hayden is delighted to escape the Have Not bedroom and have some time in the HoH suite, where he, Enzo, Brendon and HoH Rachel get to enjoy their luxury competition prize, an exclusive screening of the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg buddy cop comedy ?The Other Guys,? which premieres in theaters on August 6th. The rest of the HouseGuests are jealous as Brendon boasts about having his first movie date with Rachel. After the screening, Hayden talks to Veto holder Britney. Hayden suggests Britney uses it so that Kathy goes up instead of Hayden. Britney is all for this, as long as Kathy goes up. Can Hayden make a deal with Rachel to ensure this, Britney asks? Hayden goes up to the HoH suite with Kristen to find out. Rachel listens to Hayden's pitch, but asks pointed questions about what Britney gets from this and how it will impact her and Brendon's game. Hayden suggests he, Kristen, Brendon and Rachel could work together, but Rachel isn't sure she should trust him. Downstairs in the Cabana room, Hayden tells Britney he thinks Rachel will take the deal, and vows to backstab Rachel and Brendon next week if he wins HoH. Britney touches base with Rachel, who warns Britney she will put up her friend Lane for eviction if the Veto is used. This is not the deal Britney bargained for. If Lane goes up will he go home? It's time for the Veto ceremony. Britney struggles during the ceremony but ultimately decides not to use the Veto. Hayden and Kristen are stunned?they thought their deal was going to go through! Rachel is relieved because she may have turned down a super alliance with Hayden and Kristen, but she thinks this is no big loss since they are untrustworthy. Kristen is heartbroken! Now she is definitely up against the one person she cares about in the house. So who will be the next evicted HouseGuest? And who will be the next HoH? Find out live Thursday, August 5 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
s12e13: Live Eviction #4; HoH Comp #5
Season 12: Episode 13: The Secret Showmance is Broken Up as Another HouseGuest is Sent Packing ?What just happened?? Hayden asks. He thought he had a deal with Brendon and Head of Household Rachel, with Kathy going up on the chopping block in his place. Britney thought she was using the veto, until she found out Rachel was going to put up her buddy Lane instead of Kathy. Britney knows Hayden and Kristen are upset, but Britney didn't want to chance Lane going home. It turns out Rachel had no intention of making a 'super alliance? with Hayden and Kristen, and threw Lane's name out there to make sure Britney didn't use the veto. Rachel has one goal this week?get Kristen out of the house! Kathy comforts a tearful Kristen in the rust bedroom. Both of the women think Britney is being controlled by the devil, aka Rachel. Meanwhile Hayden hustles outside to the 'devil? and Brendon. Hayden tells them that there are no hard feelings, and Brendon and Rachel assure him he is safe this week because Brendon is a sure vote for Hayden to stay. With Brendon's vote and three votes from his secret alliance the Brigade, Hayden knows he won't be going home. Hayden then goes into the rust bedroom to check in on Kristen, but Britney interrupts. Britney explains what Rachel told her, and Kristen realizes Rachel purposely derailed any possible four-way alliance between the two showmances because Rachel wants Kristen out. Britney leaves them as Kristen begins to break down. Hayden comforts her, and encourages her to campaign for herself. Bad Hair Day Later that night, Britney, Matt and Ragan clown around in the HoH suite, with Britney and Matt deciding to put in Rachel's hair extensions. The antics are going strong when all the sudden Rachel and Brendon walk in! Britney is terrified that she just got busted, but Rachel is a good sport and enjoys the imitation. Britney can't believe Rachel doesn't realize that they are making fun of her, but Rachel explains ?the highest form of flattery is totally making fun of someone.? A few hours later, Matt and the rest of the Brigade work out together, something Kristen notices. Why was Hayden so relaxed about telling her to campaign for herself? It finally dawns on her Hayden is so relaxed because he knows he has the votes, which means he and his workout buddies may be up to something. Kristen grabs Ragan, and tells him her theory. She currently has one vote in Kathy, but if she can convince the other Houseguests Hayden may be in some sort of alliance, she might be able to stay. Ragan isn't sure Enzo, Hayden and Lane are anything more than friends, but knows that his days are limited if they are. Kristen also talks to Britney, and warns her that if she is the last girl in the house, that means she is expendable. Kristen's toughest sell is Brendon, who she finally gets alone without Rachel. Brendon hears what Kristen has to say, but has to decide who he can trust, Hayden or Kristen? Host Julie Chen checks in with the Houseguests and asks Hayden about solitary confinement and the Hippietard. Hayden is glad he didn't take the Hippietard for himself, because he thinks Kristen looks much better in the getup than he does. Hayden does wish he got the $5,000 over the confinement, which he says was tough. The HouseGuests all enjoy watching the footage of Enzo, Brendon and Hayden in the most recent luxury competition, with Enzo admitting he does get excited when he wants to win something. Sometimes Love is Complicated In one of their stealth, late-night make out sessions, Hayden tells Kristen he wonders if his mom is watching. Turns out she is! In Arizona, Hayden's mom Renea has been tuning in, and she is none too happy! She thinks Kristen isn't all that into her son, and feels this showmance is derailing his game. ?Keep playing the game you are there to play,? she warns her son. Meanwhile in Philadelphia, Kristen's friends are watching closely, including none other than Kristen's BOYFRIEND! Dating for two months before the show, Steve even asked Kristen if she wanted to be single going into BIG BROTHER, and she said no. Steve doesn't think much of Hayden, who he calls a ?24-year-old kid.? Steve says Kristen has really made a mess of things, and notes, ?I hope she brings her mop and bucket with her?? Host Julie Chen touches base with Rachel in the HoH suite and asks if Rachel has any plans to pull another Houseguest into her alliance with Brendon. Rachel hopes to ally with Britney, and says Britney could be an extra competitor for them. Rachel argues targeting the women in the house wasn't a strategy, because all she was doing was coming after people who were coming after her. Rachel admits the honeymoon between her and Brendon is over, but stresses that their relationship is true love. The secret showmance ends when Kristen is ushered out of the house with a 6-1 vote. In the HouseGuest goodbyes, Rachel calls Kristen the definition of the word ?bitch? and tells her going to talk to Brendon without her was a big mistake. The big reveal is Hayden's admission about his secret alliance, ?the Brigade!? Kristen tells Julie she is somewhat shocked about the Brigade, but doesn't hold it against Hayden because they all knew that this is a game. Julie wants to know what happens now?will she go back to her boyfriend Steve or wait for Hayden? Kristen says she plans on some alone time to decide what's next for her. ?I just have to take time for myself,? she explains. As the Houseguests get ready for the ?True Colors? HoH endurance competition, Julie explains this week the HoH will be facing Pandora's Box. If the new HoH accepts the offer to get extended HoH powers, they will unwillingly unleash a second Saboteur on the house! Julie reveals through a vote by viewers, Ragan has been chosen as the second saboteur. This week's HoH competition is simple?whoever is the last HouseGuest holding onto the giant spinning paint can, while being pelted with paint, wins the competition. So who will become the new HoH? And will they open Pandora's Box and unleash a stealth Ragan saboteur on the house? Find out Sunday, August 8 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS on BIG BROTHER!
Sunday, August 8th, 2010
s12e14: Nomination Ceremony #5
Season 12: Episode 14: The New HoH is Tempted by Pandora's Box, Unleashing the New Saboteur on the House The HouseGuests continue to spin on the giant paint can for the endurance Head of Household competition. After seeing his secret showmance Kristen sent packing, Hayden wants to win and seek revenge on outgoing HoH Rachel and her showmance, Brendon. Fellow Brigade member Enzo is happy to see Kristen gone, because now Hayden's head will be back in the game. Kathy quickly has enough, and announces she is dropping and taking one for the team by being stuck on slop for the week. Several HouseGuests find this amusing, because they assume Kathy?always a weak competitor?would be the first one to drop anyway. Meanwhile outgoing HoH Rachel cheers from the sidelines for Brendon, who struggles to stay on the can. Enzo decides to let the other Brigade members do the hard work and drops out, a move that irritates Matt. Enzo is ?undoubtedly the most selfish,? Matt confides in Diary Room, noting his Brigade buddy will always let everyone else in their alliance do the heavy lifting. Despite Rachel's support, Brendon falls. ?When he needed me to compete, I did it twice,? she fumes. Soon after, Lane drops out of the competition, followed by Britney and Hayden. This once again leaves Matt and Ragan competing for the final spot in an endurance challenge. ?For some reason the brain is the last one standing,? Matt says, noting he always saves the Brigade. With no interest in being the winner this week, Ragan drops, making Matt the HoH for the second time this season. As everyone cleans up, Hayden, Enzo and Matt conspire in the storage room. Hayden loves that Rachel and Brendon are squirming now. Enzo wants to make sure Matt uses his HoH properly this time?just put Rachel and Brendon up on the block and be done with it. Meanwhile, Brendon approaches Rachel in the rust bedroom to console her, but Rachel is still irritated at him. She feels Brendon has put a target on her back, but isn't about to tell him that. To Open or Not to Open Matt comes into his HoH suite and is faced with a huge question mark attached to a previously unnoticed door. Matt learns he is now faced with Pandora's Box! If he opens the Box he has a chance to dramatically alter the game, but there could be consequences for him, the rest of the house, or both. Matt goes for it and enters the question mark door. Inside he learns he is getting the Diamond Power of Veto, which allows him to save himself or anyone else for the next two weeks, and also solely pick who will go up as the replacement nominee. The deal is he can't reveal he has the Diamond Power of Veto until he uses it. Matt goes downstairs and tells the house he opened Pandora's Box, but lies about his prize?he tells them he won just $1, but Brendon and Lane are both immediately suspicious. Matt doesn't know this, but opening Pandora's Box sets another action in motion?Ragan is called to the Diary Room, where he learns he has been chosen the new Saboteur by America! Ragan learns if he accepts the Saboteur challenge, he must pull off six Sabotages for the next two weeks. If he succeeds, he gets $20,000. After some hemming and hawing, Ragan takes on the challenge. The next day Rachel goes into the Cabana room to pitch Matt on staying. Ragan asks if he should leave, and Rachel says it's fine if he stays, because she knows they are buddies. This irks Ragan, who explains he and Matt are not in an alliance. Rachel snaps back and says this has nothing to do with him, but Ragan notes Rachel started it by accusing the two male friends of being in an alliance. The exchange gets more heated, prompting Brendon to join the conversation. Brendon suggests Matt and Ragan are as much of a pair as him and Rachel! Matt?who has been keeping quiet as everyone else bickers?calls out Brendon on that statement, which prompts Rachel to send Ragan and Brendon out of the room. In the kitchen with everyone else watching, Ragan and Brendon bicker so much that Rachel feels the need to come and collect Brendon! Rachel finally gets her moment with Matt, and explains aligning with ?Brenchel? would be good for his game. She also notes after one of them are gone, people will be coming after Matt. Hello Old Friend Once things calm down, the HouseGuests chill out until they hear a familiar static sound?the Saboteur is back! Everyone rushes into the living room where the Saboteur announces that Matt opening Pandora's Box, has released the Saboteur back into the game. After the message, the HouseGuests talk about how one of them has been recruited to be the new Saboteur. Matt is sweating?he notes in Dairy Room that he never should have opened Pandora's Box in the first place. Trying to throw suspicion off himself, Ragan suggests there has to be an incentive for the new Saboteur. But Ragan better watch out--Enzo says he wants to sniff the Saboteur out! It's time for the nominations. Matt calls everyone in, and to no one's surprise, nominates Rachel and Brendon for eviction, citing their continued dominance in HoH and Veto competitions. Who will win the Power of Veto? And will they use it to save Brendon or Rachel? And how will the houseguests react when last season's showmance Jeff and Jordan return to the house for a special visit? Find out Tuesday, August 10 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
s12e15: PoV Comp #5; PoV Ceremony #5
Season 12: Episode 15: Jeff and Jordan Return to Host the Veto Competition Head of Household Matt explains he nominated Brendon and Rachel?his two biggest threats?because ?they are a virus to the house.? Brendon thinks this was a stupid move by Matt, who is now ?Brenchel's? prime target. Immediately after the nomination, Brendon tries to kiss and cheer up Rachel, but she is nearly inconsolable. Brendon forces her to get up and go out into the kitchen, so that everyone else will feel awkward. Brendon calls Matt a ?midget,? and Rachel cuts onions so angrily that a disgusted Kathy wonders if Rachel is going to hurt herself. Britney tries to talk to Rachel in the hopes of cooling off her antics, but Rachel is having none of it. Later that night the HouseGuests go into the back yard to find a practice bowling alley for the upcoming veto competition. Everyone takes turns with the miniature bowling balls and oversized pins, except for Rachel, who gets upset and rushes to her bedroom. Brendon runs after her and tells her that she can do it, but by this point Rachel is finished. ?I have nothing left to give,? she cries. Not one to take no for an answer, Brendon threatens to pick her up and carry her back to the practice lane. Rachel admits she has never quit before and makes her way back outside. She starts off slow, but Rachel finds her competitive spirit and focuses on her practice. As everyone else slips off to bed, Rachel and Brendon stay up nearly all practicing. ?This is my house,? Rachel charges. ?Nobody is going to take me down.? Surprise Guests Matt comes out from the Diary Room and announces it is time to pick players for the veto competition. Besides HoH Matt and the nominees Rachel and Brendon, the other Houseguests randomly chosen to play include Enzo, Kathy and Britney. Ragan also gets the chance to play thanks to the veto play card he chose in a previous competition. But Matt does not select the benched Hayden or Lane as the host. So who will take on this important role? Everyone is chilling around the house when suddenly the doorbell rings! This season's Houseguests get a surprise when former BIG BROTHER HouseGuests Jeff and Jordan walk through the door! After a quick trip around the house to see their old haunt, Jeff and Jordan take everyone outside to the now Valentine's Day-themed bowling alley for the Veto competition appropriately named Lover's Lane! Jeff and Jordan explain to the HouseGuests when they knock down one of the five pins on Lover's Lane, a second pin drops down. Once a bowler has finished his or her round, they can decide who will challenge them. If the challenger scores less, they are eliminated, but if they score more, then the first bowler is eliminated. Rachel is up first. She knocks down six pins, and picks Kathy as her challenger. Kathy knows Rachel picked her because she perceives the oldest HouseGuest as a weak player, but that is fine by her. ?Bring it on,? Kathy says. And boy does she ever! Kathy scores seven pins, knocking Rachel out of the game! Rachel can't believe Kathy cheers after her win?now she is rubbing it in Rachel's face. Brendon is up next. Despite a strong start, Brendon chokes, taking down only three pins. Rachel can't believe this'she feels a monkey could have knocked down more pins! Brendon chooses Britney, who quickly racks up five hits, sending a furious Brendon packing. With the two nominees out, the rest of the HouseGuests play a leisurely game as Rachel and Brendon fume. Britney ultimately wins the Veto competition, and before Jeff heads out with Jordan, he reminds everyone to check out his CBS.com online series AROUND THE WORLD FOR FREE. As everyone prepares for a post-competition dinner, Rachel confronts Kathy. Rachel demands an apology for her behavior during the game, but Kathy immediately shuts Rachel down. Everyone is shocked by Rachel, who refuses to back down and tells Kathy she has to apologize. Kathy gets angry and reminds Rachel she picked her because she thought Kathy would lose?but her strategy backfired when Kathy won. Here Comes the Saboteur After fielding suggestions from viewers, secret Saboteur Ragan decides he will try and pit Rachel against Brendon. In a message from the living room monitor, the Saboteur announces Brendon has been throwing competitions. Rachel doesn't buy this for a second, and notes the Saboteur cannot ?break up her love.? Matt and Britney think the message proves Rachel is the Saboteur. Ragan is loving all of this, because not only do they think that Rachel is the guilty party, but no one suspects him! Rachel pulls aside Britney and asks her to use the Veto on either her or Brendon. To sweeten the deal, she offers Britney the $5,000 she won in a previous competition. Britney turns her down and notes that taking the money would make her a prime target next week. Rachel tells Brendon that they are doomed, but Brendon says he is going to see if he can shake things up. Britney calls everyone in for the Veto ceremony. Rachel once again offers Britney $5000 if she uses the Veto on either of them. Brendon gets up and tears into Britney, calling her a 'spoiled brat? and selfish. Britney laughs at Brendon, and sarcastically tells him he is a ?class act? who is showing his true colors. To no one's surprise, Britney opts not to use the Veto. Brendon hopes his speech worked?he wants the house so mad at him they all vote him out, saving Rachel for another week. So will Brendon's plan work? And who will be the next Head of Household? Find out live Thursday, August 12 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
s12e16: Live Eviction #5; HoH Comp #6
Season 12: Episode 16: This Week's Evicted Houseguest Gets the Dubious Distinction of Being the First Jury Member In response to Brendon's strongly worded speech at the veto ceremony, Ragan calls him a ?neanderthal? for being so aggressive. Britney is just as furious at Brendon, and suggests that he should be the one to leave this week. In the storage room, Brendon tells Rachel that he lashed out at Ragan and Britney as a strategy, so this way he will definitely go home over his ?true love.? Brendon admits in diary room that some people may think he's an idiot for giving up a half-million dollars for a girl, but he's more than willing to do it for someone he loves. Soon after Rachel and Britney talk in the cabana room. Britney tells Rachel that Brendon hates women, but their friendship is fine. Britney tells Rachel she is worried thatthe 'sinking ship? that is Brendon is hurting Rachel's game, and Rachel starts to cry. Rachel reveals in the diary room that she made a point of getting upset in front of Britney to help solidify Brendon's plan and make it seem like she had no idea about the attack. Britney goes outside to vent to Enzo, Lane and Hayden about Brendon's behavior. They listen politely, but when Britney walks off they laugh about their astounding good luck. Everyone in the house is at each other's throats, but once again, the members of their secret Brigade alliance are totally safe. Upstairs the fourth Brigade member and Head of Household Matt hangs out with his house pal Ragan. Initially the idea was to get Rachel out this week, but after the stunt Brendon pulled, the target may have changed. Will Brendon's plan work? Later that night Rachel tries to make amends with Ragan, a former friend. Rachel wants to know what happened, but Ragan wants none of it. He calmly yet firmly picks Rachel's game apart, telling her that they operate on different levels and that she is a ?bad sport.? Rachel leaves in tears while Brendon charges over and demands to know why Ragan made her cry. The two end up arguing, with Brendon getting more and more upset. Britney eventually gets into it, yelling insults at Brendon as he yells back. Meanwhile, Enzo sits on the sidelines and smiles. The next day, Enzo, Hayden and Lane discuss their options in the HoH suite. Rachel is a strong competitor, and could be their ally if she is left in the house. Brendon is hated, but more importantly he is weak at competitions. Hayden notes if Brendon stays, he would be a huge target for next week, which keeps the Brigade out of everyone's sights. Enzo muses that this game is crazy?what once seemed like an obvious choice is suddenly complicated. Host Julie Chen checks in with the HouseGuests and congratulates them on reaching the halfway mark in the game and announces that seven of them will be in the jury, while the final two will vie for the $500,000 prize. Julie asks Matt if opening Pandora's Box was a difficult decision and if the risk was worth the reward. Matt admits it was not difficult because he has no self control, but lies when he says it was NOT worth the reward! When Julie asks who each of them think is the most underestimated player, the majority of the HouseGuests choose Ragan and Britney, with Rachel suggesting everyone needs to amp up their games. Brendon's love of Rachel seems so encompassing it is hard to believe he was ever in a serious relationship before. But a quick trip to Orange County, California proves Brendon had a love life before Rachel! Brendon's ex-fiancee Candice and her mom Mia have been watching the unfolding romance with particular interest. Everything Brendon has said to Rachel is all too familiar to Candice, who notes Brendon's emotional outbursts and demands are a hallmark of his personality. Mia says she is relieved Brendon is not her son-in-law, while Candice says she is proud to be a member of ?Team Rachel.? Candice hopes Rachel 'sees the light? when it comes to how Brendon is impacting her game. And the First Member of the Jury is? After declaring their love for each other in their departing speeches, Rachel and Brendon wait for the result of the HouseGuest vote. By a unanimous 6-0 vote, Rachel is voted out of the house. As she walks out of the house, Rachel hugs and kisses Brendon and tells him to win for them, but ignores all other houseguests. Outside with Julie, Rachel says she is not shocked she has been eliminated because the rest of the house is scared of her. But after she watches the goodbye messages, Rachel learns from Julie she may not be totally done with the house just yet? Julie checks in with the remaining houseguests, who have moved outside to the back yard, which has been turned into a huge barnyard. Julie explains the players must make their way across a massive web as they untangle their individual ropes. The first houseguest to untangle his or herself and ring the buzzer is the new HoH! So who will be the new Head of Household? And who will be nominated for eviction? And will secret Saboteur Ragan get away with his next sabotage? Find out Sunday, August 15 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Sunday, August 15th, 2010
s12e17: Nomination Ceremony #6
Season 12: Episode 17: With Rachel Gone, Brendon Strikes Back With a Vengeance With Rachel evicted, Brendon notes he is now fighting for himself in the Head of Household competition, where the houseguests must untangle a long rope across an equally long grid of an obstacle course. Outgoing HoH Matt is concerned, because his secret Brigade alliance members can't seem to win competitions without him. As the HoH competition continues, Brendon is a man on a mission, plowing through the obstacle course while shouting out messages like, ?This one's for you, Rach!? Thanks to the rain and mud, Hayden notes the weight of the rope is killing his back. Enzo explains this competition is a ?city kid's nightmare,? while Lane relishes the competition because he gets dirty and untangles rope ?on a daily basis.? While Britney and Ragan are worried about a Brendon win, Enzo says that scenario is just fine. It turns out just a few hours before the Thursday live show, he and his fellow Brigade member Hayden cut a deal with Brendon and Rachel! They agreed to work with whatever ?Brenchel? member remains in the house. Enzo thinks this is a smart move for him and Hayden, who have been uncomfortably watching as Lane gets closer to Britney, while Matt works his virtual showmance with Ragan. Brendon cruises along, but at one point gets stuck in a tangle of rope. Lane is plowing forward, raising the hopes of Britney, Matt and Ragan. But after some refocusing, Brendon regains his mojo and clocks the competition?with a ring of the buzzer, a completely untangled Brendon is named the new HoH! ?Rachel, that one was for you,? Brendon yells before rubbing his win in everyone's face. He quickly picks Matt, Ragan and Britney as the Have Nots this week. A tearful Britney gets some cheering up from Lane, who tells her he has her back, proof that their big brother-little sister relationship is only strengthening. Later in the Have Not bedroom, Ragan, Britney and Matt commiserate. Britney and Ragan get emotional, but Matt isn't particularly moved. Since he holds the secret Diamond Power of Veto, Matt knows he can pull himself off the block even if he gets nominated. He puts up a good front but he's still annoyed he has to hang with ?a couple of girls.? Who wants to see my HoH Room? Brendon enjoys showing off his HoH suite to the HouseGuests, which appalls Britney, who has no energy for the fake exercise. Enzo and Kathy, who energetically show their enthusiasm for Brendon's pictures and letter from home, particularly disgust Britney. Ragan has no interest in hearing about Brendon, because he knows what Brendon's HoH means for him. ?I don't want to help him celebrate a victory that will most possibly see me walk out the door,? Ragan says. Later in the bathroom, Hayden and Enzo conspire. Enzo is not happy that Matt is spending so much time with Ragan, who Enzo wants to target. Enzo also has Britney in his sights, because once she goes Lane will be completely re-focused on the Brigade. Enzo goes to talk to Brendon in the HoH suite with the hopes of pushing his two preferred eviction nominees, but Brendon has other plans?he wants to put up Lane and Britney! Enzo does his best to pitch Ragan as an alternative to Lane, but Brendon doesn't commit to anything. Secret Agent Man Secret Saboteur Ragan gets called to the Diary Room where he selects his next Sabotage. Ragan decides to go with a message that revives the secret friendship rumor from one of Annie's first Sabotages. Soon after the HouseGuests are all called into the living room by the Saboteur. The Saboteur tells them they were unsuccessful in getting him out of the game, but that the ?lifelong friends? are still in the house. The HouseGuests get one hint?the friends are a male-female couple. With only two women in the house, Britney and Kathy are immediately huge targets. Both swear they are not in any secret friendships, but Brendon doesn't believe anyone in the house. After the HouseGuests learn this week's Have Not foods are escargot and eggplant, Ragan talks to Matt about their chances this week. Without saying he has the secret Diamond Power of Veto, Matt encourages Ragan to go and pitch Brendon, and not worry about him. Ragan makes a play to Brendon, saying if the two of them teamed up no one would suspect it. He also promises Brendon he would be safe. Brendon notes in Dairy Room Ragan makes a compelling offer, but he was still one of the main architects in sending his girl home. Brendon then decides to also hear what Britney has to say. She makes similar promises of safety, but notes in Diary Room she is just telling Brendon what he wants to hear. Brendon calls everyone in for the Nomination Ceremony. Britney feels she is 100 percent going on the block, while Lane notes he has a bad feeling about the nominations. Ragan grouses about Brendon not being a logical player, while Matt notes he is safe with his Diamond Power of Veto, but would prefer to be safe off the bat and avoid a nomination in the first place. After all the keys are pulled, Lane and Ragan are the nominees. ?Nobody floats by,? Brendon warns, as Lane calls this Brendon's 'dumbest move yet.? Ragan can't believe he turned down his offer, while Enzo expresses his fury over a Brigade nomination. Meanwhile, Britney is stunned she escaped a nomination. So who will win the Power of Veto? And will the Veto be used? And what will another Pandora's Box unleash on the house? Find out Wednesday, August 18 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
s12e18: PoV Comp #6; PoV Ceremony #6
A surprise guest returns to the house when Pandora's Box is opened once again. Also, the 'ZingBot 3000' enters the house to host a high stakes veto competition.
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
s12e19: Live Eviction #6; HoH Comp #7
A shocking revelation, an unexpected eviction and a new Head-of-Household is chosen.
Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
s12e20: Nomination Ceremony #7
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
s12e21: PoV Comp #7; PoV Ceremony #7
Thursday, August 26th, 2010
s12e22: Live Eviction #7; HoH Comp #8; Live Eviction #8
Sunday, August 29th, 2010
s12e23: Nomination Ceremony #9
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
s12e24: PoV Comp #9; PoV Ceremony #9
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
s12e25: Live Eviction #9; HoH Comp #10
Sunday, September 5th, 2010
s12e26: Nomination Ceremony #10
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
s12e27: PoV Comp #10; Eviction #10; Final HoH Part 1 (begins)
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
s12e28: Final HoH Part 1 (ends); Final HoH Part 2
Sunday, September 12th, 2010
s12e29: Recap Episode (with unseen footage)
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
s13e1: Introductions; HoH Comp #1
A brand new set of HouseGuests returns for Big Brother's 13th season over the course of the summer of 2011. Also four pairs of past Big Brother "doubles" return. The HouseGuests are forced to play the game as "couples".
Sunday, July 10th, 2011
s13e2: Nomination Ceremony #1
The first Head of Household, Rachel, nominates her first set of HouseGuests. The HouseGuests also competed in the first "Have or Have Not" competition of the summer.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
s13e3: PoV Comp #1; PoV Ceremony #1
Following Rachel's nomination of Porsche and Keith for eviction, the three of them and three others vie for the Power of Veto.
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
s13e4: Live Eviction #1; HoH Comp #2
During the first live show of the summer of 2011, the first HouseGuest, either Keith or Porsche, is evicted from the Big Brother 13 house. Following the live eviction, the second Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
s13e5: Nomination Ceremony #2
Following Jordan's win in the second Head of Household competition, she must nominate one duo for eviction. Also, the HouseGuests competed in the second "Have or Have Not" competition of the summer.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
s13e6: PoV Comp #2; PoV Ceremony #2
Head of Household, Jordan, and her partner, Jeff, via for the power of veto against the two nominees, Dominic and Adam, and one other couple. Following the power of veto competition, the second veto ceremony is held.
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
s13e7: Live Eviction #2; HoH Comp #3
One of the replacement nominees, either Shelly or Cassi, becomes the second HouseGuest evicted from the Big Brother 13 house. Following the live eviction, the third Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
s13e8: Nomination Ceremony #3
After winning the third Head of Household competition, Rachel, must nominate two fellow HouseGuests for eviction. The HouseGuests compete in the first Luxury Competition of the summer.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
s13e9: PoV Comp #3; Veto Ceremony #3
Head of Household, Rachel, her partner, Brendon, the two nominees, Adam and Dominic, and two others compete in the power of veto competition. Following the PoV competition, the veto ceremony is held.
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
s13e10: Live Eviction #3; HoH Comp #4
Either Dominic or Adam is evicted in this, the second week of reign, by Head of Household, Rachel. Following the live eviction, the HouseGuests compete in the fourth Head of Household competition. Meanwhile, another twist promises to "shake-up" the Big Brother house.
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
s13e11: Nomination Ceremony #4
Following the conclusion of the endurance-based Head of Household competition, the new Head of Household nominated two new HouseGuests for eviction from the house.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
s13e12: PoV Comp #4; PoV Ceremony #4
After Head of Household, Daniele, nominated Brendon and Rachel for eviction from the Big Brother house, the three compete for the Golden Power of Veto along with three other HouseGuests.
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
s13e13: Live Eviction #4; HoH Comp #5
After Brendon won the Power of Veto and used it to save Rachel, Head of Household, Daniele, put up Jordan in Rachel's place on the block. In this episode, the HouseGuests must evict the fourth contestant of the summer. Following the live eviction, the fifth Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
s13e14: Nomination Ceremony #5
After Kalia won her first Head of Household competition, it seems as if the "newbies" and Daniele are in control of the house. In this episode, Kalia, as the new HoH, must nominate two of her fellow HouseGuests for eviction. The HouseGuests also competed in the "Have / Have Not Competition".
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
s13e15: PoV Comp #5; PoV Ceremony #5
Following Head of Household, Kalia's, nominations of Rachel and Jeff for eviction, the three HouseGuests along with three others vie for the Golden Power of Veto.
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
s13e16: Live Eviction #5; Evicted HGs Battle to Return
After Jeff won the Power of Veto and pulled himself off the block, Head of Household, Kalia, put up Lawon on the block as the replacement nominee. In this episode, the fifth HouseGuest is evicted and a new Head of Household is crowned.
Sunday, August 14th, 2011
s13e17: HoH Comp #6; Nomination Ceremony #6
Following Lawon's eviction and subsequent loss to Brendon in the competition that allowed Brendon to re-enter the Big Brother game, the HouseGuests vie in the Head of Household competition. The Head of Household then must nominate two of his/her fellow HouseGuests for eviction.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
s13e18: PoV Comp #6; PoV Ceremony #6
After Brendon re-entered the game, Daniele won the Head of Household competition and subsequently nominated Adam and Shelly for eviction. However, her plan was to backdoor Brendon. In this episode, the HouseGuests compete for the Power of Veto and the Veto Ceremony is held.
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
s13e19: Live Eviction #6; HoH Comp #7
Following Adam's Power of Veto win and subsequent removal of himself from the block, Head of Household, Daniele, chose to put up Brendon as the replacement nominee. Now, either Shelly or Brendon will become the sixth HouseGuest evicted from the Big Brother house. Also, the seventh Head of Household competition starts.
Sunday, August 21st, 2011
s13e20: Nomination Ceremony #7
The winner of the endurance-based Head of Household competition is crowned and thee new Head of Household must nominate two fellow HouseGuests for eviction.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
s13e21: PoV Comp #7; PoV Ceremony #7
After Jeff's win in the Head of Household competition and his subsequent nomination of Porsche and Kalia for eviction, the HouseGuests via for the Power of Veto. Following the Power of Veto competition, the veto ceremony is held.
Thursday, August 25th, 2011
s13e22: Live Eviction #7; Live Eviction #8 (Double Eviction)
In an action-packed episode, two HouseGuests (the seventh and eighth of the summer) are evicted as we see an entire week's worth of events occur within one episode.
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
s13e23: HoH Comp #9
Following a double eviction episode in which we saw two "veterans", Daniele and Jeff, leave the game, the title of Head of Household is up for grabs and the Head of Household is tempted with Pandora's Box.
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
s13e24: Nomination Ceremony #9; PoV Comp #9; PoV Ceremony #9
After Porsche won the Head of Household competition and opened Pandora's Box, she unleashed the "duo" twist for the week. Porsche was thus forced to nominate HouseGuests as a pair (with such pairs being assembled last episode). The HouseGuests then competed for the Power of Veto.
Thursday, September 1st, 2011
s13e25: Live Eviction #9; HoH Comp #10
After a week of even more unexpected twists, one of the members of the duo of Shelly and Adam face eviction after Rachel won the Power of Veto and pulled herself and Jordan off the block. After the ninth person is evicted, the tenth Head of Household competition is held.
Sunday, September 4th, 2011
s13e26: Nomination Ceremony #10
Nominations for eviction are revealed. After the HoH competition, it is a no holds barred game play and the new HoH has to decide ...
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
s13e27: PoV Comp #10; Eviction #10; HoH Comp #11
On a special eviction episode Kalia and Porsche fight for their lives. In The jury house Jeff has some choice words for Shelly.
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
s13e28: PoV Comp #11; Live Eviction #11; Final HoH Part 1 (begins)
The four remaining houseguests try to secure a place in the final three and the race is on for the newest and most powerful HoH.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Two of the three remaining houseguests battle for the final HoH. The winner of the Big Brother is announced and America chooses its favorite houseguest.
Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
s7e29: Season Finale
Following jury discussions and a harsh question and answer session with the final two houseguests, the jurors cast their votes for the winner of Big Brother 7: All-Stars. In the end, Mike "Boogie" Malin walked away as the winner and $500,000 richer and Erika walked away with, well, $50,000. Janelle won the "viewer's choice" prize of $25,000 as America's Favorite Houseguest.
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
s14e3: Power of Veto Competition #1; Veto Ceremony #1
Sunday, August 12th, 2012
s14e14: Nomination Ceremony #5
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
s14e15: Power of Veto Competition #5; Veto Ceremony #5
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
s14e16: Live Eviction #5; Head of Household Competition #6
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
s14e17: Nomination Ceremony #6
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
s14e18: Power of Veto Competition #6; Veto Ceremony #6
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
s14e19: Episode 19
Sunday, August 26th, 2012
s14e20: Episode 20
Sunday, August 5th, 2012
s14e11: Finish to HoH Competition #4; Nomination Ceremony #4
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
s14e12: Power of Veto Competition #4; Veto Ceremony #4
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
s14e13: Live Eviction #4; Head of Household Competition #5
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
s14e1: Season Premiere; HoH Competition #1
Sunday, July 15th, 2012
s14e2: Coach's Competition #1; Nomination Ceremony #1
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
s14e4: Eviction #1; Head of Household Competition #2
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
s14e5: Coach's Competition #2; Nomination Ceremony #2
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
s14e6: Power of Veto Competition #2; Veto Ceremony #2
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
s14e7: Live Eviction #2; HoH Competition #3
Sunday, July 29th, 2012
s14e8: Coach's Competition #3; Nomination Ceremony #3
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
s14e9: Power of Veto Competition #3; Veto Ceremony #3
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
s14e10: Live Eviction #3; HoH Competition #4
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
s14e21: Episode 21
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
s14e22: Episode 22
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
s14e23: Episode 23
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
s14e24: Power of Veto Competition #9; Veto Ceremony #9
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
s14e25: Live Eviction #9; HoH, Nomination, PoV, Veto, Live Eviction #10
Sunday, September 9th, 2012
s14e26: Episode 26
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
s14e27: Episode 27
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
s16e1: Season Premiere Part 1, Head of Household #1A
This season promises to be the most twisted summer ever as 16 new Houseguests move into the Big Brother house to compete for $500,000.
Sunday, July 13th, 2014
s16e9: Battle of the Block #3, Nominations #3
Nicole and Derrick decide which pairs of houseguests must compete in the Battle of the Block, and the nominees fight to avoid eviction.
Sunday, August 31st, 2014
s16e30: Nominations #11
With only seven houseguests remaining, a slippery and sloppy battle of endurance continues to see who will become the new Head of Household. Plus, see who will become nominated for eviction.
Sunday, August 24th, 2014
s16e27: Head of Household #10, Nominations #10
Nicole returns from the Jury House in a game-changing twist, and for the first time this season Houseguests compete to become the sole Head of Household.
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
s16e26: Eviction #9
Either Cody or Zach will be evicted, and the jurors battle to return to the Big Brother game!
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
s17e18: Nominations #6
Tonight, will the Sixth Sense alliance stay in power, or will the other side of the house finally claim victory? Plus, which two houseguests will be nominated for eviction?
Sunday, August 9th, 2015
s17e21: Nominations #7
Tonight, who will claim the HoH and which two houseguests will be nominated? Plus, see the shocking fight that happened right before the eviction.
Sunday, August 16th, 2015
s17e24: Head of Household #9; Nominations #9
Tonight, see the fallout from Steve's shocking reign of power, plus, a new Head of Household will be crowned and two new Houseguests will go on the block.
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
s17e27: Nominations #10
Tonight, who will end up running the house and which two houseguests will be nominated?
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
s17e37: Veto #14; Eviction #14; HoH #15
Tonight, who will claim the power of veto and guarantee their spot in the final four? Plus, which houseguest will be evicted, and who will become the next HoH?
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
s17e38: Noms #15; Veto #15; Live Eviction #15
Tonight, Beastmode Cowboy returns to host the final and most important Veto competition of the season. Plus, another Houseguest will be sent to jury!
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
s17e32: Double Eviction #11, #12
Will the house say bon voyage to the New Yorker or Miami girl? Plus, it's time for another double eviction!
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
s17e31: Veto #11
Tonight, it's do or die for the country boy and the city girl. Will one of them be saved by the power of veto?
Wednesday, June 21st, 2006
s0e1: Season 7 All Stars Casting Special
Viewers will be reunited with some of the most memorable, entertaining and controversial Houseguests from previous 6 installments of Big Brother when the 20 candidates vying to compete in the all-stars edition are unveiled during BIG BROTHER ALL-STARS: AMERICA'S CHOICE.
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
s16e2: Season Premiere Part 2, Head of Household #1B
Eight new Houseguests join the battle for $500,000, a second HoH is chosen, and Julie reveals the first member of Team America.
Sunday, June 29th, 2014
s16e3: Battle of the Block #1, Nominations #1
Frankie and Caleb must decide which four Houseguests to nominate for eviction. Plus, only one pair of nominees will be saved in the first ever Battle of the Block competition.
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
s16e4: Power of Veto #1
Devin becomes suspicious of Donny and convinces the Bomb Squad to go after the groundskeeper. Meanwhile, it's the first Power of Veto competition of the summer. Will it be used to save those on chopping block?
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
s16e5: Eviction #1, Head of Household #2
It's only been one week and twists have sent this game into overdrive! With alliances crumbling almost as fast as they form one thing is certain, tonight one Houseguest will be evicted and a new HoH will be crowned!
Sunday, July 6th, 2014
s16e6: Battle of the Block #2, Nominations #2
Which two houseguests will Amber and Devin nominate for eviction? Plus, which nominees will be saved in the battle of the block?
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
s16e7: Power of Veto #2
With Amber dethroned as HoH, Devin is left ruler of the house. Plus, a Bomb Squad breakdown leads to a Veto Meeting explosion!
Thursday, July 10th, 2014
s16e8: Eviction #2, Head of Household #3
Watch the repercussions of the Veto meeting. Plus, who will be evicted tonight?
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
s16e10: Power of Veto #3
The Power of Veto is up for grabs. Will the plan to backdoor Devin succeed?
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
s16e11: Eviction #3, Head of Household #4
Tonight, Devin or Caleb will be evicted from the Big Brother House, and the battle to crown two Heads of Household begins. Plus, Jeff Schroeder visits Donny's family and friends.
Sunday, July 20th, 2014
s16e12: Battle of the Block #4, Nominations #4
Two new heads of household pit their nominees against each other in the Battle of the Block, and Team America gets a new mission.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
s16e13: Power of Veto #4
Tonight who will win the power of veto? Plus will the head of household make a game changing move?
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
s16e14: Eviction #4, Head of Household #5
A houseguest is evicted after Cody makes a nomination that leaves him torn between his own best interests and those his alliance. A new HOH is crowned.
Sunday, July 27th, 2014
s16e15: Battle of the Block #5, Nominations #5
Which two houseguests will Zach and Frankie nominate for eviction? Plus, the nominees fight for their lives in the battle of the block! (
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
s16e16: Power of Veto #5
Who will win the Power of Veto and will it be used to save one of the nominees? Plus, team America attempts to cause a blow up at the Veto meeting.
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
s16e17: Eviction #5, Head of Household #6
Will Jocasta or Amber be evicted from The Big Brother House? Also, two new HoH's will be crowned!
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
s16e18: Battle of the Block #6, Nominations #6
Tonight, two new Heads of Household will be crowned. Plus, four Houseguests compete in the most punishing Battle of the Block competition yet.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
s16e19: Power of Veto #6
Nicole considers a plan to flip the house and backdoor Frankie, while Zach and Jocasta vie for the Power of Veto.
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
s16e20: Double Eviction Night, Eviction #6 & #7, Head of Household #7, Nominations #7, Power of Veto #7
It's double eviction night as two Houseguests will be evicted by the end of the night. Plus, an evening full of surprises about to shake up the house!
Sunday, August 10th, 2014
s16e21: Head of Household #8, Battle of the Block #7, Nominations #8
The fallout from the double eviction blows up the house, and two new Heads of Household have their nominees fight to survive in the most dramatic Battle of the Block yet!
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
s16e22: Power of Veto #8
With the house in turmoil, the veto is more important than ever. Plus what will the Houseguests think when Frankie reveals all?
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
s16e23: Eviction #8, Head of Household #9
Tonight, either Nicole or Donny will be evicted from the Big Brother house. Plus, Christine, Caleb and Frankie leave the house for an exclusive NFL experience!
Sunday, August 17th, 2014
s16e24: Battle of the Block #8, Nominations #9
Tonight Derrick and Frankie each nominate 2 people for eviction and the detonators are forced to resort to drastic measures. Plus, it's a fight for survival in the final Battle of the Block competition of the Summer.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
s16e25: Power of Veto #9
Will a Detonator become a new target? Plus, Zingbot is back and he brought Kathy Griffin to dish out the zing.
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
s16e28: Power of Veto #10
Being on the block for the sixth time, can the Veto King pull off another miracle? Plus, a medical emergency rocks the Big Brother house.
Thursday, August 28th, 2014
s16e29: Eviction #10, Head of Household #11
Will Donny's luck finally run out or will Nicole be evicted for a second time? Plus, the power is once again up for grabs in an epic battle of endurance! (
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
s16e31: Power of Veto #11
With the odds stacked against her, can Nicole save herself at an explosive Veto competition? Plus, will the Puppet Master convince the Detonators to turn on one of their own?
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
s16e32: Double Eviction Night, Eviction #11 & #12, Head of Household #12, Nominations #12, Power of Veto #12
It's another double eviction night as either Nicole or Victoria's game come to an end. Plus, a brand new twist will be revealed.
Sunday, September 7th, 2014
s16e33: Head of Household #13, Nominations #13
A new Head of Household is crowned, and two nominees are put on the block. Plus, Big Brother legends Jeff and Jordan return to the house in which their relationship began, Jeff pops the question fans have been waiting for, and Country music star Brett Eldredge makes a guest appearance.
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
s16e34: Power of Veto #13
With Frankie safe, will The Hitmen use the Veto as an opportunity to turn on Beast Mode? And with the countdown looming, will their decisions tonight come back to haunt them when the rewind is revealed? Plus, Team America gets their next mission.
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
s16e35: Rewind Twist, Head of Household #13
A game-changing twist is revealed, a houseguest will be saved, and the game will be rewound! Also, past Big Brother winner Dan Gheesling guest stars.
Sunday, September 14th, 2014
s16e36: Nominations #13
Tonight, with the "Rewind Twist", will winning HoH be deja vu for Frankie or will another houseguest rise to power. Plus, the jurors are back for a little revenge.
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
s16e37: Power of Veto #13, Eviction #13, Head of Household #14
It's a must win PoV for Frankie in this special eviction episode as one player wins HoH and another joins the jury.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
s16e38: Nominations #14, Power of Veto #14, Eviction #14
It's all about the final and most important Power of Veto competition of the season. Plus, another Houseguest will be evicted!
Friday, September 19th, 2014
s16e39: Final Head of Household Part 1
The battle for the final head of household begins. Plus Cody, Derrick and Victoria celebrate the summer. Including some hilarious moments you haven't seen.
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
s16e40: Season Finale
The season comes to a close and the final Head of Household, the winner of the $500,000 grand prize, and America's favorite Houseguest will be determined.
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
s17e1: Season Premiere Part 1, Head of Household #1A
Two surprise guests will kick off the two-night premiere event as the Houseguests will live in a modern steel beach house that features a towering sky bridge, making it the largest house yet.
Thursday, June 25th, 2015
s17e2: Season Premiere Part 2, Head of Household #1B
The remaining Houseguests move in, plus the "BB Takeover" begins as the first surprise guest delivers a game changer!
Sunday, June 28th, 2015
s17e3: Nominations #1; Battle of the Block #1
Four Houseguests are nominated for eviction and compete in the Battle of the Block competition. Plus, the BB Takeover will twist up the game.
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
s17e4: Veto #1
Who will win the power of veto? And will it be used to save either Jackie or Steve from eviction?
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
s17e5: Live Eviction #1; Head of Household #2
Will Jackie stay in the Big Brother house? Plus two new HoH's are crowned. Also celebrity super fan Kathy Griffin returns to begin her BB Takeover!
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
s17e6: Nominations #2; Battle of the Block #2
The new heads of household move into their rooms and nominate two people for possible eviction.
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
s17e7: Veto #2
It's all on the line with the Veto back in play. Will Da'vonne or John be saved by the golden power?
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
s17e8: Live Eviction #2; Head of Household #3
Who will get the seventh phone call and win the power of the last laugh and how will it shake up the live eviction? Plus, a new surprise guest will help twist up the game.
Sunday, July 12th, 2015
s17e9: Nominations #3; Battle of the Block #3
Tonight, which four Houseguests will be nominated for eviction? Plus, will the Twin Twist blow up Liz and Julia's game?
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
s17e10: Veto #3
With Austin dethroned, will HoH Vanessa target James or Jeff? Will the veto screw up her master plan? Plus, Gronk has another surprise for the Houseguests.
Thursday, July 16th, 2015
s17e11: Live Eviction #3; Head of Household #4
Tonight, either James or Jeff will leave the Big Brother house and two new Houseguests will rise to power. Plus, a love triangle brings Austin to the boiling point.
Sunday, July 19th, 2015
s17e12: Nominations #4; Battle of the Block #4
Tonight, four houseguests will be nominated, and 90's week continues with a "grunge" inspired Battle of the Block.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
s17e13: Veto #4
Will the Veto save either Jason or John? Also, an explosive fight leads to shocking consequences and the world premiere of the Wack Street Boys.
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
s17e14: Live Eviction #4; Head of Household #5
Tonight, will Audrey make it to the live eviction? Plus, two new Heads of Households will be crowned.
Sunday, July 26th, 2015
s17e15: Nominations #5; Battle of the Block #5
Four new Houseguests will be nominated, and they'll go to war in the Battle of the Block.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
s17e16: Veto #5
Will the Veto save either Clay or Becky and will Vanessa go through with the plan to take out Austin?
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
s17e17: Live Eviction #5; Head of Household #6
Tonight, will Becky's game be permanently derailed or will the supermarket cashier check out? Plus, both twins enter the game.
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
s17e19: Veto #6
Will the Power of Veto save a showmance or will Clay and Shelli's love be torn apart?
Thursday, August 6th, 2015
s17e20: Live Eviction #6; Head of Household #7
Will it be Clay or Shelli leaving the Big Brother House? Plus, the Hitmen are back!
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
s17e22: Veto #7
Tonight, the veto is up for grabs as BB Comics returns. Plus, will Becky go through with taking out Vanessa?
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
s17e23: Double Eviction #7, #8
Tonight, which "Sixth Sense" member will walk out the door? Plus, a second Houseguest is leaving!
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
s17e25: Veto #9
Tonight, will the power of veto save either John or Becky? Plus, will Austin and the twins make a power play against the poker player? And get ready to rock, it's the world premiere of Otev Rock n' Roll.
Thursday, August 20th, 2015
s17e26: Live Eviction #9; Head of Household #10
Tonight, will the dentist's brush with glory come to an end? Or will the Colorado girl be forced to take a hike? Plus, your first look inside the jury house and a new battle for power begins.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
s17e28: Veto #10
Tonight, will the power of veto be used to save either Steve or Johnny Mac? Plus, the roasting robot Zingbot is back!
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
s17e29: Live Eviction #10; Head of Household #11
Tonight, will the dentist be extracted from the house, or will the trombonist play his final tune? Plus, an epic battle will begin to send one juror back into the house.
Sunday, August 30th, 2015
s17e30: Nominations #11
Tonight, which juror will earn their way back into the game and who will gain power as the new head of household? Plus, two new houseguests will be nominated for eviction. And, will Liz and Austin make it official?
Sunday, September 6th, 2015
s17e33: Head of Household #13; Nominations #13
Tonight, a new HoH will be crowned. Will Austwins keep the power, or will Steve, John, or Vanessa's secret alliance emerge from the shadows to strike first?
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
s17e34: Veto #13
Tonight, will the showmance be torn apart, or can the power of veto be used to save either Austin or Liz? Plus, the entire house is thrown into an emotional chaos.
Thursday, September 10th, 2015
s17e35: Live Eviction #13; Head of Household #14
Tonight, the wombmates will be split up! Will Liz or Julia be sent to jury? Plus, the final five begin a battle for power.
Sunday, September 13th, 2015
s17e36: Nominations #14
Tonight, who will secure their spot to the final four and which two houseguests will be nominated for eviction? Plus, Frankie returns and takes two houseguests on a trip of a lifetime.
Sunday, September 20th, 2015
s17e39: HoH #16
Tonight, the battle for the final HoH begins. Plus, the final three celebrate the summer. (
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Who will the jury crown as the winner of Big Brother? Plus, who did America vote as their favorite Houseguest?
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
s18e31: Live Eviction 10, Head of Household 11
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
s18e32: Nominations 11
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
s18e33: Power of Veto 11
Thursday, August 18th, 2016
s18e27: Live Eviction 9
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
s18e29: Head of Household 10, Nominations 10
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
s18e30: Power of Veto 10
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016