Big Brother #22 – They Know! Production told! 10/1/2020

Okay, Big Brother #22.  Which of you decided it was important to tell the house guests through Dr. Will that it’s a triple eviction.  You had the Big Brother fans excited that the house guests had no clue!  You had us happy for once that Cody and Nicole couldn’t come up with a plan!  Finally, we’d see the alliance disintegrate with a fight breaking out.  Then the Big Brother powers that be sent Dr. Will out with a clue that told them to expect a triple.  We were stuck with live feeds of Enzo getting mad at set plans and Dani and Cody trying to figure out a pecking order.  Once more, Cody and company have it in their heads that they are able to control the eviction level.  And, every time I checked today, no live feeds at all.  No wonder the show ratings last night was so bad compared especially to The Masked Singer which surprised all with an unexpected exit (due to costume).

Introduction — or Whatever

Julie looks happy since it’s the first time in 20 years that they’ve had a triple eviction.  I’m not recapping the recap.  We know already Cody is HoH, Kevin and David are on the block, and Cody and Dani seem to think they are going to an automatic final two (wait what happened to Nicole?).  We also know Cody won PoV and kept the nominees as the same. 

Julie does tell us that in a less than a month, we won’t have to suffer – I mean root – for our players to win.  Tonight, we will see two HoH comps, two nominees, and two PoV play out.  But, we can we see Dr. Will’s message.  Oh do get more of Cody’s bravado.

As of the very first of the show, we get Cody talking and talking.  It’s bravado time. Finally, we hear Dr. Will and he’s on television (in the back yard).  Will talks about how awesome he was in the game.  He’s telling them the clue with numbers (one, two and three) and they first appear clueless.  Quickly the figure out that double eviction (and I thought they were dumb).  Team plans are now shot but Dani is not sure what he wants them to know.   David figures out the three moves and so does Memphis but maybe they don’t get the timing.  And who do you take out if you win HoH.  I’m already bored.

Please Big Brother, please.  Stop the over analyzing by these clowns – I mean contestants.  It always comes back to the same thing:  who do we eliminate first.  Will Tyler convince Dani to work with him?  Is he lying (of course, he is)?  Tyler realizes that all “hell is about to break through.  Buckle up.”

First Eviction

Julie says keep the triple a secret between us.  Julie, someone already has told them.  Julie confirms it is a double eviction to the house and then gives the nominees a chance to sway votes.  Kevin is first and he talks about Black Lives Matter.  He seems to use the idea “I can help you” (which is a lie).  David talks about making it further than before.  Everyone seems ready to get it over with (so do we).  Now it’s time for the voting and first up is Enzo.  Kevin is evicted by a vote of six to nothing.  Yea!  They stayed true to their team!!  Julie reveals that Kevin is out.  Kevin does say something (I think about no hugs or goodbye) and he walks out.  Angry loser (who knows).  Dani and Nicole doesn’t walk him to the door.  The Mean Girls are at it again.

Julie asks Kevin why he didn’t hug anyone.  He calls the house “fake.”  On finale night Kevin said he would see if he hugs anyone.  Kevin tells Julie it was hard to break through the alliances.  The reason David was kept was no one was afraid of David.  Kevin does say he felt safe for only six days.  It’s different from the last time because Kevin was never nominated (especially five times).  Julie asks if his talk with Cody was the tone he wanted to use.  Kevin admits he was playing on his emotion.  Julie asks about the deep conversations and tells Kevin that the conversations inspired people.  Kevin wanted to represent the community he belongs to because they’re important.  Kevin, you did help people.  He does get goodbye message from David (who felt that he was there for him), Enzo (he was out of Enzo’s league), Dani (jury points by wanting him to stay but the alliance didn’t) and Cody (you were better than the other person on the block).  Kevin is grateful and we should be also because he was at least true to himself.

Head of Household 1

It is a question and answer comp called “It’s All About Will.”  Evidently his two (yes only two) appearances are the basis of this comp.  Four leave on the first question and it comes down to Enzo, Memphis and Christmas.  Memphis is HoH and now must nominate two people.

Nominations and Power of Veto 1

Dani and Nicole look confident.  Memphis faces his house mates and nominates David and Nicole.  Well, well!  Nicole is a surprise.  Nicole looks upset.  And It will be a competition without Dani and Enzo.  The competition is called “Ice in My Veins.” They must cross the balance beam, solve the puzzle on the other side, and then return.  Well no one falls off the balance beam going over.  Christmas thought hers was done but had an error.  Then Christmas and Nicole race back.  Christmas is announced as the winner but did she?  Must have because Nicole is really pleading her case and spilling things to Christmas.  Christmas is talking to Memphis as the commercial plays.  The PoV is clarified.  Nicole did hit the button first but the puzzle was wrong.  Dani looks worried. Pleas:  Nicole is glad Christmas won.  David congratulates her and asks to stay.  Christmas chooses not to use the veto because of the turbulence in the game. 

The Second Vote and Eviction

The eviction speeches consist of everyone surprised that Julie reappears.  Was there something else there?  We’ll never know.  Nicole is first and she’s talking fast.  She’s helping games, please keep me.  Thank you.  David is next and he points out that Nicole has won already but he will stay and play and help people.  The voting begins with Cody.  By a vote of three (Cody, Enzo and Dani) to two (Christmas and Tyler), David is evicted from the game.  And the fun may finally have begun.  David leaves quickly.

Julie invites him to come on out.  Nicole looks mad that she got two votes but Tyler hugs her.  Dani is wringing her hands again (in shock or despair, she is evil).  Memphis and Tyler talk triple.  David was a little late coming out due to gathering his emotions.  Julie asks how he is feeling and he tells her he feels vindicated after last year.  Julie mentions the triple eviction which was behind her in a scene all saw in the house.  Julie asks why he played.  Did David want to make statements, to show he could play or make money.  David wanted to prove he could play and he is proud of winning a comp that took him out last season.  Julie talks about the money.  She asks if going for the money caused the eviction.  David says while it could have.  David feels that the game is fun but also a pressure cooker.  Julie asks about the wrong assumption made that he voted out Ian, David said it was a great move for Nicole to do what she did.  His final thoughts is that he was vindicated even though he didn’t win the money.

Head of House #2

Julie calls all into the living room to start the second Head of Household competition.  Now the game is really afoot.  Julie tells them they’re not done yet and Memphis is rubbing his face.  Julie says that they all listened to Will and had planned three moves ahead.  Julie announces another week of BB and the third headed to jury.

This HoH is different.  All left in the game have an alliance with one or more people.  Which person are they true to the most.  Outside, it’s another question and answer game that Memphis cannot play.  The name of the game is called “It’s About You.”  Julie will read statements about events that took place earlier in the season.  They must determine if the statement is true or false.  The questions begin and no one wants to lose.  Cody, Christmas and Tyler have made it to the final three.  Cody is showing he is smart after all. Tyler wins Head of Household so he is safe from Dani’s line up of sixth.  Dani does try to tell Tyler that she’s not coming after him so he won’t put her up.  She’s pleading basically for her game.  Will he believe?  Oh great!  Now it’s Nicole’s time.  She swears she’s not coming after him at all.  I don’t think he believes either her or Dani.  He’s had his eye of those two for a long, long time.

Nominations and Power of Veto

Cody tries to have one last word with Tyler as they got called for the Nomination Ceremony.  Tyler nominates Dani and Nicole and apologizes.  Both are upset.  Each can still save themselves in the POV.  If looks could kill, Dani’s looks would kill Tyler.

The Power of Veto competition is called “Feet to the Fire.”  They must race across balance beam, get their fire puzzle piece by piece and return to rebuild it.  Once finished, they race back and hit the buzzer.  Memphis cannot play.  Both Christmas and Nicole fall off.  Tyler is fast!  Tyler wins the Power of Veto so I figure nominees will remain the same.  When Tyler needs to win, he does.  So, how will the vote go.  Memphis and Enzo seem closer to Christmas so with them it could go either way.  Christmas feels closer to Nicole as she has built a relationship there.  Cody is the wild card.  He has a pre-game with Nicole but had Dani in his ear.

Veto Meeting and Vote

Tyler is asked does he want to remove a nominee.  Nicole tells Tyler she would love to come off the block.  Dani is talking to family and will not waste her time making a plea to Tyler.  Tyler tells them that he will not use the veto because, I think, he knew Dani wanted him out and Nicole just doesn’t have a relationship with him.  And the alliance falls.  Should we celebrate yet? 

Dani and Nicole as hugging each other and both are crying.  All return to the living room and Dani wipes her eyes as she returns.  She brought Nicole a tissue so the Mean Girls are still friends.  Nicole’s plea is that she doesn’t know what to say.  The experience has been amazing.  She thinks Dani’s awesome and still has fight.  Dani says that Christmas and Tyler in the final two.  She says that if she stays and wins Christmas and Tyler will go up.  Boy, can we say vicious nominee.  Cody is first.  The vote comes down Cody, Memphis, Christmas, and Enzo all voting to get rid of Dani.  Dani doesn’t allow anyone to say anything to her but does take a hug from Nicole.  No, she does hug some of them.  Nicole is lying on the floor and looks exhausted.

Julie ask why no hugs for Christmas and points out that all are calling her a legend.  Dani knows that Christmas didn’t like her.  Dani relied on a social game and is most upset that she didn’t get a vote from Cody since they had sat up plotting many nights.  Dani thinks that not having a relationship with Christmas might have been her downfall.  She felt good with Memphis, Cody and Nicole but never felt good with Tyler.  She thinks Nicole is the one they are the least afraid of right now.  Dani feels that the alliance may have had something to do with her exit and how she was playing.  She thinks Tyler and she turned against each other because Tyler wanted to leave.  It messed up her game and Tyler’s also.  Julie asks her if she has respect for those remaining.  She respects Tyler for playing but doesn’t respect him for wanting to leave.  She thinks he should have stayed home.  Dani feels this season has been the most fun that she’s ever had. 

Remember, next week the game moves to Monday/Wednesday/Thursday.  The gang will only face one eviction and the last we see of them is a relaxed group.

Big Brother #22—Does Cody Play It Safe? 8/30/2020

It’s time for Big Brother All-Stars.  My brain:  So what?  My conscience:  You know you are blogging it?  My brain:  Well everyone knows what happens.  Does anyone care?  My conscience:  One person may have a need to know.  Besides, you need the distraction and also the opportunity to comment.  Besides, tomorrow night. three will go.  My brain:  Oh, that’s right.  Maybe we will get rid of some problems tomorrow.  I’ll do it.

That’s about the stage I’m at in regard to Big Brother this season.  There’s no one to pull for.  Cody has deals with everyone.  Even the ones I had hoped would put him up has a final two.  I think  with the shyster.  Tyler has a clue and I only hope that someone else has because otherwise, the ones we don’t want to win will bulldoze their way to the end. Just a reminder that David and Kevin are the noms because Cody played it safe.

After the Noms

Oh, that’s right.  OTEV is tonight.  It may not be as bad as I thought.  Cody seems proud of himself.  Kevin, on the other hand, is sarcastic.  He has every right to be.  David tells Tyler not to say anything, he knows.  David knows that he’s not the target but the  pawn.  He should!  It’s been that way for awhile.  Tyler is sitting quietly waiting to see how it plays out.

Later Dani and Nicole talk about who should go (like they have control?).  Dani wants Christmas up and now and Nicole is now down with it.  She’s changed her mind since the talk with Cody?  Of course, she has.  Does everyone see the Mean Girls at work here.  And what is Nicole’s real feelings.  I think she’s using Dani and Dani doesn’t realize it.  Dani also wants Tyler out.  Oh, and let’s not forget that Nicole is still feeling guilty over Ian (really – cry me a river, Nicole).  Later Nicole and Christmas talk saying there is a war about to start.  Is Nicole actually sincere or just spreading some Christmas joy to Christmas.  Oh, Nicole thinks Christmas needs to know that Dani is targeting her to help Nicole’s game.  Well,, win something Nicole, win something.  (Note:  Dani gets the evil queen look again – why am I channeling Once Upon a Time).

Christmas is bonding with Memphis (oh, great – this is worse than I thought).  Memphis is determined to keep the noms the same or he knows that one of his alliance (read Christmas) will go up.  Christmas isn’t dumb, she knows that Cody plans to get her out.  The Committee is toast. Kevin and David also have a talk about but what good does it do.  Neither has won a POV so far and I don’t see it happening now (especially if money is involved).  Enzo talks to David and tells him not to worry.  I think Enzo things he’s closer to Cody than Nicole and Memphis.  Only one closer to Cody is Derek!  We do get another good conversation about the culture in our world today between Kevin and David.  Hope people are listening.

POV Anyone

Okay – I’m not into following the alliance talk in Cody’s room.  Dani tells us in a diary session that Cody isn’t the brightest but no one, in my opinion, can be as dumb as they’re portraying Cody.  Luckily for us, we get the Veto Competition pick and don’t have to listen to them anymore.  The players are drawn with Cody picking Nicole (and she wants to win to protect Christmas so to get Dani out).  Kevin picks Tyler (who has played in every game and it makes Christmas mad).  David picks house guest choice.  He chooses Enzo.  Poor Christmas is left on the sidelines in a very bad mood, a temper showing and a big mouth.  Tyler talks to her and asks if she is mad and she says no.  All the alliance guys try to make her feel better.  Later, Enzo, Memphis and Cody confer.  Cody wants the noms to remain.  Enzo is ready to back door someone and he doesn’t want to listen to Cody.  All alliances are teetering.

The veto area  has ETOV on the balcony above them.  This time he is green and psychodelic.  He’s talked to Dr. Will (who we haven’t seen) and the game begins.  It involves tie dye t-shirts and it revolves around contestants (like Sgt. Keesha).  There are inflatables filling the play areas with others that fall.  There’s also a $10,000 prize.  Who will go after that (as if I don’t already know)?  David is excited as he’s never seen this.  Oh, and the t-shirts are folded (and buried) with all the beach items on them.  Nicole wants to prove she’s a good ally and start building her resume for the final two (presumptuous isn’t she)?  Since OTEV is harder to understand this year, I will just give you the eliminated house guest.

Eliminated round one is David.  Don’t worry!  He took the $10,000 and earned the ridicule ot Cody, Dani and Christmas.  Note:  We see that Nicole had problems throughout this comp with climbing the slide  (I lost count at four).

Eliminated round two is Tyler who picks up an inflated cow named Moo-lan.

Eliminated round  is Kevin who is beaten by Cody.  By  the way Kevin can’t stand him (Cody, I guess).

Eliminated round four is Nicole who can’t get up the slide (and they make a joke out of it) leaving Enzo and Cody in the finals.

The winner of POV is Cody.  Of course it is!  Enzo wanted to create chaos but Cody doesn’t want it.  Enzo heads up but Cody beats him.  Cody wins the competition. 

House guests take t-shirts and beach balls as they leave the OTEV area.

After POV

Enzo in Diary Room complaining about David taking the $10,000.  None of the house guests seem happy for David but will it change their votes and let them keep Kevin.  Cody tries to explain this to David about having a target on his back now.  For some reason, Cody still wants Kevin out. 

The PoV ceremony is held.  Cody apparently doesn’t give them a chance to plea their case and he adjourns the meeting without those on the block saying a word.  I wonder if this was because of a lack of time or if it really happened.  David feels that he may have made a mistake and Kevin sees it as a door opened for him to stay.  Does it really matter with three leaving tomorrow?

I’m not even going to make a prediction on what will happen with three evictions?  We’ll all have to watch to find out.  And I’m betting feeds go down early to prepare for this!

Big Brother #22 – The Start of Triple Eviction Week – September 27, 2020

Big Brother #22 fans, hold on for a slow then wild ride.  We know that it will be a slow week (aren’t all of them) and the chances of Kevin or David winning are slim and none but by Thursday some of these folks will be fighting for their Big Brother lives.  And as the alliance plus one starts to sink slowly into the past, which one will come up with a plan to stay ahead of the rest.  The pregamers may have set up two to go to the end, but it doesn’t’ mean they will.  In fact, I think several who were not pregamers have figured out what is happening and at least one is using it for their own purposes.  We’ll hopefully see the disintegration of mob rule and every person for themselves by the end of Thursday’s two hours show.

HoH Is on the Line

Thursday, we have no clear to what the HoH would be.  The competition didn’t immediately start and we’re left with Dr. Will on the balcony at the apartment next door.  He tells them to get ready for a wild week but you know he will not be there (in that “apartment”) all the time, right (wink, wink).  As the wait in the house, we go to credits.

Head of Household (HOH) competition will be hosted by Dr. Will Kirby (NOT!  No Will to be seen).  Previous reminders are of the “Wise Guy” alliances and Dani’s power.  For that to be brought up, we know it plays into the game which means Memphis.  Whee!  (And yes, from the feeds, I knew he played.)  Enzo isn’t shy and tells all that he’s going for the money but will he be the only one?  Nicole though gets a Diary Room and tries to make herself look good by talking about being true and not voting Da’Vonne out.   Of course Nicole goes on a fact finding mission to Christmas who is buying a clue on how Nicole works.  Now the mean girls, Dani and Nicole, are together and start scheming.  Dani tells us that she has to start worrying about herself and will lie to Nicole if she needs.  Of courses, Nicole has been lying all the time.  These two are just alike.

Dani tells us that she’s debated whether to use the power.  While she doesn’t want anyone to know she had the power, she wants it used so she offers it to Memphis.  Memphis isn’t happy because he didn’t want to be HoH again, but agrees.  Cody and Nicole talk and Nicole tells all.  This means that Cody now doesn’t know what to think of Dani and wonders if she’s playing by herself.  Huh!  Of course Dani is playing only for herself but she does decide that she wants The Committee to think it is for them.   And as the television announced “The Replay” Power has been used, we know the game is on.

Tyler is first to go out and find “Going for the Green.”  No Dr. Will to explain so Tyler gives us details.  They each get three shots and there are two sides – money and HoH.  You can try both sides and you get the lowest score unless you designate otherwise.

Tyler – Cash – a  3, HoH – a 14.

Memphis – takes a 18 for HoH

Nicole – takes a 10 on HoH.

David – I  think he got a 0 but honestly can’t remember.

Dani – goes for money and ties with a 3 with Tyler.  She’s mad that she has to share the $10 grand.

Kevin – takes a 8  (I think) as his last balls goes out of bonds.

Christmas – scores an 8 on the HoH side.  She wants to put Dani and Nicole up for eviction.

Enzo – scores a 4 on the money side.

Cody – scores a 2 and is crowned HOH.

Christmas isn’t happy and it is noticed by Dani and Cody.  Cody is ecstatic for as the weeks continue, it will only get more hectic.

After HoH

While Dani and Tyler talk, neither admit to winning money.  I wonder if they didn’t show us anything because of the stories Dani told us on live feeds.  While Dani hasn’t said she won money, she does try to get people to accept that Tyler won because he can’t get his story straight. Dani is so good at lying.  When she, Nicole, Cody and Enzo are talking in the HoH, all mention how Christmas looked mad after the competition.  When Enzo leaves, Cody asks what to do.  Dani wants Christmas out because she’s insane.  Dani says that Christmas scares her.  Okay, Dani dear, you lie and scare people watching live.  So Dani wants Cody to take a shot at Christmas.  By the way, Dani dear, your lipstick matches your villian role.  I wouldn’t call you Malificent but maybe Cruella.

Filler ensues but we do see Enzo telling Cody about the second Wise Guy of Memphis, Enzo and Christmas.  Now Memphis and Christmas are on Cody’s radar.  Is Enzo destroying their game?  Most would say yes, but I see it as covering his game.  Enzo really wants David to stay and pitches Christmas as being a nominee.  Cody is planning David and Kevin because he really wants Kevin to go.  His order of eviction is Kevin, Christmas and then Dani.  Wow!  Dani is now up where she put Tyler.  Cody doesn’t trust Dani and is the least aligned with Christmas.  In his talk with Nicole, Nicole tells him by putting up Christmas, he is doing Dani’s dirty work and it isn’t fair.  So we now know that Nicole is aware of Dani’s evil side.  Cody sees it as the way to get them to the final two.  Nicole says that she’s got a rocky relationship with Dani about Da’Vonne and Ian.  Cody sees that Nicole is upset about her allies going up.  Cody doesn’t have any problem putting Christmas up as he sees it ultimately will get him and Nicole to the final two.  Nicole tells him to be ready for all to blow up if Christmas goes on the block. 

Kevin tells us he doesn’t want to talk to Cody but goes up.  Kevin flat out asks Cody not to put him up because there are bigger threats.  Kevin will not give Cody names and then his speech destroys any change he had with Cody.  Kevin tells Cody that his jury vote will be determined by who put him up or/and targeted him.  That seals his fate with Cody.  Cody uses a heavy hand on Kevin.  Whoops!  Cody, your actions have just lost Kevin’s vote.


Cody calls the group to order.  He nominates Kevin and David.  Kevin laughs while David has no facial expression at all.  Cody nominated Kevin because of the conversation.  David goes up – well, I’m not sure why but Cody says he gets to play veto.  Cody tells us that he feels that it may not to early to put someone up later if one comes off the block.  Really, you are supposed to get out the strong ones Cody.  Kevin knows he has to rely only on himself.  He must win veto.  David knows that he must win veto so he can celebrate.  Enzo isn’t happy because Christmas isn’t up.  He does know that there will be more blood, crying, and drama as time goes on. 

OTEV is back on Wednesday.  Yeah, I know who wins but won’t share now.  More then.

Big Brother 22 – Memphis Reign’s Ends or Does It? — 9/24/2020

Big Brother 22 fans! We may be in for a bumpy ride on tonight’s eviction episode of Big Brother.  As many may know, the feeds were down for almost 24 hours.  During this time only things we know is that COVID tests were done and a wall yeller came. Rumors and questionings persisted on Twitter and Facebook until feeds returned.  When they did, the only thing I could see were happy house guests playing charades (which we did not want).  We do know that there is one power that can be used by Dani and it was offered to Memphis.  I honestly believe that some type of drama occurred and hopefully we find out tonight!  Oh, and we have a ‘Big Brother superstar’ will show up for an event.  Does anyone really care who it is or what the new twist will be?

Before the Eviction

As we hear “previously on Big Brother” I know we first get the recap.   But wait!  Before we get Julie telling us what the all-stars is going to miss and one is missed opportunities.  Well, of course, that’s true for everyone.  Boy!  Da’Vonne is going to be bitter once she’s in jury house. 

Julie returns to welcome on Day 51.  Julie thinks that whomever is left after tonight’s eviction will become valuable to whatever members are left of The Committee.  Why did I phrase it this way.  I see The Committee as fracturing because of Dani and Nicole’s perceived actions.  Let’s face it!  Being chosen for Kevin and Da’Vonne made them look like allies to their other alliance members. Memphis now thinks that getting rid of Da’Vonne is best because of Dani and Nicole.  You mean he can change his mind!  Christmas is also suspicious because of the veto.  Kevin knows his chances are 50/50 to stay.  Da’Vonne is not going to go quietly though.  She’s going to make everyone sorry which doesn’t brood well for the week.  She thanks Kevin for being there for her as she packs.  Da’Vonne says she tried to focus this season on the bigger picture.  Honestly, it was a good plan but came off as vindictive again. 

Dani comes in to check on the nominees.  Dani is sympathetic because she’s losing a number in Da’Vonne.  Da’Vonne knows the guys are waiting for her to start a campaign.  Don’t worry Da’Vonne.  Dani is going to do what she can for you to stay. 

Kevin buys a clue and goes to talk to Memphis but again, I’m not sure what Kevin really thinks.  Kevin is really too nice a guy to play.  This scenario happened last time also.  Kevin does say that Dani and Nicole are with Da’Vonne.  Memphis confirms that Kevin’s thoughts are going in the right direction.  Da’Vonne’s speech helped prove it.  Memphis does hint that Kevin has a chance but now Kevin is over analyzing and thinking does Memphis have a diabolical plan.  Da’Vonne is so smart, she should have thought of this earlier. 

Talking to Nicole, Da’Vonne wants to know if Nicole would be honest.  Okay – no comment.  Nicole feels she’s dug a hole she’ll never get out of but she’ll admit all to Da’Vonne .  My question is this:  You dig a hole for yourself every year!  What makes this year different?  Da’Vonne is still suspicious about David but Nicole is in the mix also.  Da’Vonne you shouldn’t have frozen David out. 

In the yard, Da’Vonne’s talks to Christmas (did she call her OJ girl). ole focus on Dani so much.  Christmas smiles and nods.  Enzo and Memphis talk and decide to have two side alliances beside the one they have with Cody (The Wise Guys).  Later Memphis talks to Christmas and Enzo enters.  Meet the Wise Guys II.  While Christmas makes them admit that she’s not a guy, she also hasn’t forgotten that she’s in a final two with Tyler.  The Wise Guys II is her back up.

Dani and Christmas are talking about how to keep Da’Vonne.  Dani is pulling all the punches with Christmas who smiles and nods.  Christmas immediately talks to Memphis about the conversation and suggest pulling David in with some type of safety.  It falls to her to have the meeting.  David listens but doesn’t really commit to anything.  David has already seen everything that Christmas says.  He knows he could easily be a fall guy if things go wrong. 

The Eviction

Julie joins the house guests and gives each a chance to address their house guests.  Da’Vonne is first and she is long winded telling about her love of the game, being there for a purpose, strong women need to wing and her love of God.  Enzo looks like he’s zoning out.  Could this speech be why the feeds were down  She mentions Nicole and her vote for Ian.  For someone who loves God, she sure is an angry person! Kevin has to be brief.  He talks about votes and thanks Memphis for listening – look no one could get all of these speeches.  Tyler is first to vote.

Julie reveals the vote to the house guests. By a vote of five (the guys and Christmas)  to two (Dani and Nicole), Da’Vonne is evicted from the Big Brother bubble.  Da’Vonne hugs all and puts on a brave face through the sniffles.  She blames Nicole for being the reason it took her so long to leave.  Kevin holds the door as Da’Vonne exits the Big Brother House. 

On stage, Julie greets her and they talk.  Julie asks how Da’Vonne feels and the reply is “relieved.”  I guess I would be too.  Da’Vonne mentions that she’s sick of her house mates and tired of dealing with them.  Julie wants to know why keep Kevin.  Da’Vonne sees Kevin as a puppet (and admits it).  Julie shares the goodbye messages.  First up is Kevin telling her that she made his time bearable.  Tyler tells her about the alliance (with Nicole and Dani) and that he couldn’t keep her because he was her target.  David’s interview, as usual, rambles.  Finally!  Nicole comes clean in her goodbye (and starts to cry on cue).  Da’Vonne is asked about Tyler’s message and she knew something was going on but didn’t expect Dani and Nicole.  Julie then turns (on) Nicole.  Da’Vonne doesn’t know where she stands with Nicole.  She sees Nicole as not being honest.  Da’Vonne’s final thoughts are:  she loves the game, she loves being black and she’s ready to go.  She said other things but I honestly couldn’t get them all.

The New House Guest and  HoH

Julie gathers the house guests in the living room.  She starts to give them the news on the twist and lets someone they all know does it.  Yes!  It isn’t Derrick, Dan or Jessie.  On the balcony next door is Dr. Will.  Oh this could get good quick.  What better neighbor could they have!  He’s going to put his little spin on the game.  They can go for a power or a prize.  The decision is up to them.  Julie admits the house guests are clueless.  No answers tonight whether they take power or prize and whether Dani will give Memphis the chance to play again.

Next week:

Julie tells us to watch Sunday for who wins HoH and the power twist.  Also, OTEV returns on Wednesday.  And get this!  A Triple Eviction next Thursday night.  I believe it is a two hour show. 

As the show ends, Cody and Dani are talking in one of the bedrooms and she’s not happy.  He apologies that he hurt her.  Meanwhile Nicole isn’t happy either but that devious light in her eyes you can tell she’s trying to figure out what is better – power or prize.  I bet, for her, it will be whatever will advance her in the game (or she was told to talk by her mentor).

Big Brother #22 – Memphis’s Quiet Reign with a Zing — 9/23/2020

Hello Big Brother #22 fans (or hanger-ons).  If you hope for drama, on a scale of 1 to 4, I would say we’re at a 2.5 to 3 to see at least some drama tonight.  It’s been rather tame with the Big Brother #22 gang or at least it was until last night.  If you have (or follow) the feeds, you know they are down (and I checked at 7:00 PM Eastern).  No one knows why but they went down after a yeller started on the street.  And are you ready for Zingbot.  He’s due back tonight.

After Nominations

Big Brother fans, remember the nominees – the usual suspect, Kevin, and Da’Vonne.  Memphis may see this as a power move as Da’Vonne is tight with Dani, Nicole and Christmas but as proved last week, they stayed true (at least for a week) to the alliance.  I honestly believe that Tyler is playing it cool and “true” to the alliance but I’m not sure if he’s still willing to buy all the baloney they try to feed him.  David may finally be getting the hang of the game but is it too little, too late?

After the nominations, Da’Vonne’s face tells you that she’s not happy.  Da’Vonne tells us that she thinks the house thinks she saved Ian and then she starts cross talking.  Kevin is mad because he’s up for the fourth time and he is annoyed.  It’s so bad he goes to see Memphis.  Memphis gives him a bunch of bull but he does tell Kevin he would rather see him safe.  Remember, Memphis wants David out.

Dani and Cody talk about Da’Vonne being up.  Whisper, whisper – Dani is upsest because Da’Vonne is up.  She says that she told Da’Vonne that she’d be okay.  Cody thinks that it’s where Da’Vonne should be due to her actions. 

Da’Vonne and Kevin talk about why they are up.  Da’Vonne knows it is an alliance.  The second reason is to back door Kevin.  Let’s hear applause for Da’Vonne!  They still want who didn’t vote for Ian and they’re eyeing Nicole and David but Da’Vonne puts the blame on David.  Kevin says he has had a good season as he got to play Big Brother again and made Da’Vonne as a good friend.   

Big Brother #22 has Memphis call all to pick nominees for veto.  Memphis chooses Tyler.  Da’Vonne selects house guest choice and picks Nicole.  Finally, Kevin gets another house guests choice and picks Dani.  Oh, so there are four alliance members and three have been told by their leader to throw the veto so he (Memphis) can back door David.  Tyler’s not trusting anyone now because of Dani’s actions last week.  Dani tells Nicole she plans to win and take Da’Vonne off.  Boy, Memphis is strict when he tells Dani, Nicole and Tyler to blow the competition.  What can he do if they win?  Tyler isn’t happy and doesn’t plan to let him put up David.  Nicole and Dani are confused.  I guess they haven’t learned to follow their inner feelings like Tyler.  Memphis even tells Kevin and Da’Vonne that he has set it up to win because he wants to back door David.  This man isn’t to be believed!

The Return of Zingbot and Power of Veto Competition

Zingbot is on the balcony next door and wakes all up.  He’s now the “Tiger Zing” and I’ll be honest.  I have the hardest time understanding him.  I’ll try my best to give you the zings.

David – Zingbot can’t believe he’s there because he isn’t an all star..

Enzo – Zingbot gets him for still using “meow, meow.”

Cody – Zingbot calls him a perfect 10 but that is his IQ.

Dani – Zingbot called her an old pro her first season but just old this time around.

Christmas – Zingbot gets her for her name – a season that causes stress and is annoying.

Kevin – Zingbot’s zing was the hardest one on this but it had something to do with his agreement ring.

Tyler – Zingbot got him for being okay with losing $500,000 but getting a girl and called him a liar.

Da’Vonne – Zingbot got her for the number of reality shows (three times Big Brother, two times The Challenge) by asking her which reality show she planned to lose next.

Nicole – Nicole tries to hide but Cody drags her out.  Again it was hard but I caught the words bride, whine, and cry.  Zingbot did add something that got bleeped. 

The challenge is called the Tiger Zing Sanctuary.  They must return three tigers to their cages and then ring in.  It’s a time competition and Tyler usually aces these.  As the house guests returns to the house to wait for the start of the competition, Christmas gives Zingbot the finger.  Now Christmas!  Was that a very Christmasy things to do?

As the competition starts, Zingbot takes shots from above.  Da’Vonne goes first and seems confused from the start.  She’s followed by Memphis, Nicole then Dani (who both plan to take Da’Vonne off the block), Kevin and Tyler.  Tyler is fast in this competition and looks confident.  The times are:

Kevin – 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

Memphis – 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

Dani – 4 minutes, 22 seconds

Da’Vonne – 6 minutes, 53 seconds

Nicole – 4 minutes, 22 seconds  (unsure on this one)

Tyler – 2 minutes, 55 minutes.

Tyler has won the Power of Veto and Da’Vonne’s bad mouthing of him continues.

Post PoV

Memphis is mad at his alliance and tries to talk Da’Vonne down with promises.  She knows that the rest of the group was in an alliance and I figure she’ll pin it on Tyler.  Meanwhile Memphis lectures Tyler on using the veto but Tyler is not going to do it.  This is Tyler’s game and he won’t let Memphis or anyone else control it.  He let’s slip that he’s been on the block and has no reason to send David home.  Memphis is mad because he doesn’t know where he stands with David.  Then, he uses the reason that Tyler should do what he wants because Tyler owes him for last week.  Tyler decides to drop a mini-bombshell on Memphis and tells him that there was a reason that both Dani and Nicole were picked to play veto.  He tells Memphis that they’re not to be trusted because they had a side alliance with Da’Vonne (which technically they do).  Now Memphis is questioning Dani and Nicole’s allegiance to the group. 

The Power of Veto Ceremony

Tyler calls everyone together.  He gives the nominees a chance to speak.  Kevin is first and he uses the “you were here last week and I hope you use it on me” speech.  Da’Vonne addresses Tyler and calls out Christmas and the others.  She complains that they will waste their chance for a bigger opponent on her.  Dani’s uncomfortable but should have expected this.  Tyler announces he will not use the veto and ends the ceremony.  By the way, this speech was brutal in its original form.

Results:  Memphis tells us that at least Nicole and Dani have been outed to him.  Tyler thinks it’s funny but he’s still there.  Kevin will survive because he’s the Big Brother phoenix and will rise again.  Christmas thinks that Da’Vonne has no clue what is going on.  Da’Vonne says there was never a chance for it to be David or Tyler but she is a fighter. 

Tomorrow night will be the vote out and a Big Brother legend” returns to kick off a new twist.  Oh great!  Will Dan or Derrick come back to further mess with the game? 

Some Personal Observations:

No one knows why the feeds have been down and seem to be gone until after tomorrow.  Probably set up but could it be because something happened last night.  Another yeller made an appearance and feeds went bye-bye.

And a note to Dani.  In the past, you made reference to Jeff Schroeder doing his “television show” and interviewing D-rated celebrities.  What do you think Big Brother stars are?  I think you fall in the “D” category.

Big Brother #22 – Will Things Change? — 9/20/2020

Good evening Big Brother #22 (All -Stars) fans.  Last week was a fairly interesting week in the house as Dani and the powers shook things up.  Now we have The Committee, a large alliance, plus Enzo (the plus one).  This basically leaves Da’Vonne, Kevin and David out in the cold.  And, after the vote and the blame game plan, I have a feeling that David is playing alone.  Anyone who saw Big Brother on Thursday will tell you, the three votes for Ian to stay were made by Da’Vonne, Kevin, and David.  The Committee decided to cloud the issue and make it look like David voted to keep Tyler.  The threesome think Nicole votes for Ian to stay and against Tyler.  Memphis played a huge role in this deed but will it come back to haunt him.  I know the HoH results but won’t spoil you now.

The HoH Competition and Results

Let’s be honest!  Big Brother only needed a pup to come by to do their business for all these hydrants.  The house guests had to build a hydrant, and as I understand it, connect it to water.  The last thing we saw had Christmas gathering all the pieces, while Memphis and Tyler seemingly to have the game under control.  So what happens!  We don’t get the HoH competion.  We get last week’s unraveling of David’s plan.

In Diary Room, David is upset because he had planned to force Dani to break the tie.  We get a flashback to David and Ian’s talk about Dani shaking on it.  Will Da’Vonne believe?  It looks like David’s plan was destroyed by talking too much and that means to be safe, he needs this HoH.  CBS!  Big Brother didn’t need this recap.  We all knew what went down.  They’re giving Nicole a good edit with the plan unfolding and Nicole lying to Da’Vonne over keeping Ian over Tyler.  Her reason:  the alliance and being true to Dani.  Of course the meetings get back to Dani plus David tries to “out-play” Dani.  This means Dani has no use for David and wants David out so bad.  So last week!  Plus Dani plans to take credit for the voting results.

Finally, back to the HoH.  Da’Vonne is panicking because she knows she needs the HoH.  Kevin wants revenge for going up for elimination three times.  David is working quickly but so is Memphis.  Cody wants to win to keep the alliance safe.  Dani was not going to use the power because she didn’t want the Head of House  She wanted to give instructions by whispering In people’s ears.  Christmas is working the puzzle in reverse and David is upset because Memphis almost has his finished.  Memphis finishes first and is wrong.  He has a piece that is incorrect which he quickly fixes.  Luckily no water hook up was involved. 

HoH Aftermath

Memphis has a plan already mapped out and knows who he wants out.  David is worried.  Memphis has two HoH wins and he needs to know what happens.  Now the questioning of how the vote happened begins.  Da’Vonne is upset because she was set up and, as she sees it, by David.  She won’t speak to him.  Dani and Nicole celebrate that their plan is working.  Nicole asks Dani how to act.  Honestly, she doesn’t need acting lessons considering her actions at the eviction of Ian and how she turns the tears on and off.  Dani is happy that Nicole and she are in the clear.  Her plan:  make David a larger target which is shown by the way Kevin and David’s conversation goes.  Da’Vonne talks to Nicole who starts acting sad and denying changing her vote.  Dani next comes in and hugs Da’Vonne with what happened.  Da’Vonne had the same goal as Dani – and I honestly think it was to get Tyler out. 

In the kitchen Da’Vonne starts in on David about flipping the vote.  No matter how much he denies it, she isn’t buying it.  Da’Vonne is upset because she has helped him then he let her down.  What about evidence Da’Vonne?  Do you have any on David?  Da’Vonne is always right so she doesn’t need proof.  Of course with Dani and Nicole in her ear what should we have expected.  David gets upset and Dani is happy because her plan is working as David’s anger continues to rise as does his voice.  David doesn’t think it’s fair – well, welcome to Big Brother where lying and holding grudes are part of the game play.  I will give Kevin credit.  He does talk to David to find out what’s wrong.  David is upset because he comes out looking like an idiot.  David knows that Nicole is the flipper.  Kevin tells us in Diary Room that Ian left because Nicole flipped to help Dani. 

Dinner is tacos with Cody cooking.  Memphis comes in while they’re eating from Diary Room to announce the “Have-Nots.”  Those who were “have-nots” cannot be a have-not again for at least a week.  Da’Vonne decides to select Christmas.  David choses Cody who is unhappy.  Christmas isn’t very happy either with Da’Vonne.  Christmas sees what Da’Vonne is up to and questions Da’Vonne’s selection.  Again, Da’Vonne, due to a grudge, has selected Christmas due to Christmas picking her as a have-not and putting her and Bayleigh on the block.  I guess Da’Vonne hasn’t learned to find the right moment to pick her fights.  Later Christmas, Nicole, ad Dani talk about what is going on.  Nicole falls getting out of the tub and evidently CBS loved that clip as they slowed motioned it (filler).  Da’Vonne tries to figure out while Tyler is still there and once again she gives David the cold shoulder.  Kevin offers to mediate.  Guess Kevin hasn’t learned that he needs to keep his nose out of other’s business.

Pre-Nomination Meetings and Noms

Memphis has a meeting with David.  Memphis doesn’t’ have a relationship with David and plans to back door him.  Memphis offers a deal.  They will shake and David will not play the veto.  Memphis nomations will not be changed and David can’t talk about it.  If Memphis hears anything, David becomes “public enemy one.”  David agrees and hands and shaken.

Memphis makes his nominations.  He chooses Da’Vonne and Kevin.  Memphis tells them that the noms are based on what happened with the use of veto last week.  Memphis has nominated them as pawns.  Da’Vonne isn’t happy and knows she hs to win.  Kevin is not happy about a fourth time on the block and hope he can survive again.  David thinks he is safe.  David says if he gets picked, he will win!

Live Feed Updates

Da’Vonne according to talk from inside the house called David an inappropriate name and a warning came down.

Memphis wanted the POV but didn’t win.  I won’t say who did but it was an alliance member.

The alliance is getting very shaky.    

And we have Zingbot’s return as the neighbor!  What will the zing be for each house guest!

Big Brother 22 — Dani’s Reign? Is It Doomed? 9-17-2020

Big Brother 22 fans have complained all the season about how boring the show has been.  Well, so have feed watchers.  Regardless, this week has been anything but dull.  While it started predictable with Kevin and David on the block, changes started as soon as David disrupted the game with his power.  Things went downhill from there when Tyler got put on the block.  Then Da’Vonne threw a wrench in all plans as she won PoV and took Kevin down.  Who went up?  Ian of course and that started the mayhem.  I won’t tell you about that until after the show’s recap.  Will Tyler or Ian stay?  Let’s see.

And a Recap of the Week

I’m not going to recap all of this.  We already know what happened.  What we need to know is what has gone on in the house after the PoV ceremony.  An explosion could have happened after Tyler went up but Ian is an different story as there has been some bullying (more on bullying later).  Ian doesn’t want to go and you can tell by his face he’s mad. 

Julie looks more excited than she has in a long time tonight while hosting.  I’m not sure why Dani was on the screen with Ian like she was a nominee.   Julie wonders if Ian is “in” on a blind side.  Da’Vonne tells us she had to protect her friends and allies.  Kevin has been looking like a “sad sack” but he’s happy about Ian breaking up the alliance (if he only knew…).  Dani isn’t too happy herself.

Nicole is going to cry the whole episode.  She’s mad that her ally is on the block.  I guess she never realized that this is what would happen.  Ian goes out to join her and is worried because how can a previous winner be a pawn.  Ian is looking for reasons and really giving Nicole a hard time.  Meanwhile, Da’Vonne talks to Dani and Dani is mad.  Dani feels that Tyler could be a problem but plays it cool with Day.  I think the first one of them who can take the other out will.  As if Dani hasn’t had enough with Da’Vonne, Ian shows up.  He says it is a game but  wants promises which she has no intention to follow through on.  While Ian is in an alliance with Dani, Nicole and Cody, it never really had an impact on the game.  The Committee has the numbers and Ian will have to go to further the game. 

Tyler came in later with a vegan dish for Dani.  They talk about he situation.  She wants Tyler on her side.  Dani will decide when they’re no longer best friends.  And Dani, that goes the opposite way also.  Tyler is on to her and won’t trust her completely but must act that way this week. 

Ian starts campaigning with Memphis who Ian has’t had a relationship with during the summer.  He uses the argument that Tyler hasn’t done much this summer.  Wrong argument Ian.  You haven’t won ANYTHING this summer.  Ian talks to Nicole about the talk with Memphis.  She’s trying to hatch a plan to vote for Ian and get people on his side.  Ian has realized after talking to Memphis that he’s not a safe pawn.  Nicole tells him to campaign.  She tells him that if he leaves, it will be the worse thing for her game.  Nicole will have a target on her regardless of who goes. 

Kevin and Da’Vonne talk about the big alliance and wonder if keeping Ian can help them.  Kevin suggest bringing Ian in.  Sorry, I missed part of this because I’m sure we’ve heard it before.  Ian continues to pressure Nicole at least for a pity vote.  Nicole is really feeling the stress.  So why didn’t she tell Dani she’d go up.  She keeps questioning why to keep Tyler over Ian.  Cody asks why go against everyone to keep Ian.  Nicole uses the reasons that other powers that could come into play but Cody is telling she she has to vote for Tyler to stay.  Nicole may have been selected pregame to be final two but, I’m beginning to wonder why?  I thought she was a much stronger player.  Nicole tells us she wants to get Tyler out.  If she turns, it will be big.  Ian does try to get Dani’s vote if it comes out to be a tie.  She says she will, but will she. 

And the Voting Begins

Julie joins the group via screen in the living room.  Ian, who is in a suit, and Tyler, who is in active wear, speak.  Ian addresses Nicole that it’s their second time playing.  He tells them he has much to give.  He tells them if he helped their game to keep him in.  Tyler tells everyone to check out Angela’s cook book.  He tells the house guests to keep the one who would be the biggest asset to them.  He also thanks Big Brother.  He tells Angela he misses and loves her. 

The voting starts with Christmas.  She’s Tyler’s chief ally and should give us an idea of whether the Commission is going against Tyler.  She votes to evict Ian.  Now what will be final total.  Each member cases their vote and it is Ian gone.  Christmas, Enzo, Cody, Memphis and Nicole (who cried the whole time) voted Ian out.  Da’Vonne, Kevin (who looked really wimpy tonight), and David voted Tyler.  Julie joins the house guests.  By a vote of five to three, Ian is gone.  He does shake hands and hug Tyler and shakes hands with all.  Kevin looks worried.  Da’Vonne goes over and hugs Tyler (after voting himi out – what?).  Nicole is crying as Da’Vonne walks over to her. 

Julie talks to Ian about the situation (and she may not tell all).  Julie tells him he exited with class. This was the first time he had ever been nominated and (of course) evicted.  Ian tells us that it was the right play to get him out.  The vote didn’t surprise him.  He doesn’t feel betrayed by any of them because it was a game.  Julie asks him if this was harder than his first season.  Ian felt it was harder because then there were only three big players.  This time, everyone wanted it.  Ian’s plan had been to lay low.  Julie asks him if he would have changed his strategy.  Ian tells her that he wouldn’t have changed anything.  Ian tells her that he resisted working with Kaysar because of hearing Kaysar and Janelle talking about Nicole.  Cody, Da’Vonne, Tyler all leave good bye messages.  Tyler also explains who The Committee were.  Nicole tells him that she tried to keep him but couldn’t.  If she had, her game would blow up.    His final comment to Julie was that it was fun.  And he’s going off to jury for another new experience.  Julie tells him that she is really impressed by Ian.  I must say after seeing and hearing what he said after the nomination, I thought this would be really bad.

Live Head of Household Competition

Dani has decided not to use the HoH replay award.  The copetition is Hydrant Husble.  They must go get the hydrant pieces.  Their goal is to assemble it and plug in.  The first to ring in, wins.  And they are off.  Christmas decid”es to get all pieces first.  Memphis appears to be having some difficulty.  Julie gives no hint of a double.  Instead a previous contestant will be at the “neighbor’s house.”  “Don’t judge or you to will be judged” is Julie’s phrase for tonight.

And the Feeds

Okay, I must admit after what Ian had pulled since his nomination I wasn’t sure what he’d do.  He’d promised to refuse to go to jury.  He issued threats and acted strange.  In other words, he acted like a spoiled brat who did everything but hold his breath.  He told Nicole their friendship was done.  Ian though took it a step further and said he’s tell all their secrets.  Unfortunately, as we learned in the interview with Julie, he didn’t know The Committee members. 

On another front, Memphis was caught on camera almost saying a racial slur.  He was stopped before it came out by Cody.  Will he get talked to about this?  He’s already been called on talking about Ian.  It you want to see this story, check out TMZ’s article here.

Big Brother #22 — Dani Stirs the Pot and Alliances in Danger – 9/15/2020

Hello Big Brother fans!  Finally!  Some drama which I hope we get to see tonight.  If not, for all the Big Brother fans who hate spoilers, I will wait until the end of this piece to update that.  Let’s just say that Dani has been scrambling since the noms went up and there could still be surprises.  With two of the “special gifts” in play, and at least one involving nominees, Dani’s choices of Kevin and David may not be safe for long.  Could she be the first HoH to have to nominate four house guests for eviction?  Well, we’ll have to wait to see.

Alliances – all are in flux.  Slick Six is down to Slick Five but with one very disgruntled member, Da’Vonne.  Meanwhile Nicole is still very adamant of Ian staying in the game.  Enzo seems to have gone solo.  Memphis is playing but I’m not sure what.  His Big Brother game seems to come and go according to his need for sleep.

So on with the Show!

After the “previously on All-Stars” introduction, we are reminded that Dani wants Da’Vonne out as told to Tyler.  Tyler told David and he just runs off and tells Da’Vonne.  Dani is now mad at Tyler.  David  just hasn’t gotten his game together, has he.  The only thing he’s done is win a power and we are reminded of his celebration.  David, buy a clue.  The celebration, if seen, is suspicious and I think Nicole suspects.  Because Tyler told David who told Da’Vonne, Dani has a real problem on the nominees.  Should she take out Tyler or not.  We all know she nominated Kevin and David.  Will David use the “disrupter” power.  Of course, he can’t be so stupid as to not use the power. 

After the nomination ceremony, Kevin is pouting — again.  I think he has only that one face and he has changed since his original season.  I’m not sure if it is because there is no Natalie or Jessie to control the game.  Da’Vonne is upset because she wanted Tyler out.  David isn’t a good actor after all.  He has the power and is trying to act sad and frustrated but he’s so relaxed.

After the ceremony, David spends his time asking the others if they used the power on him.  He sees this as playing coy.  I see this as playing stupid.  So does everyone else because only the one with the power would have taken him off.  And I thought David knew of the alliances.  Tyler had saw a clip where he said he could cry on cue.  That may be true, but David just can’t perform other emotions.  Cody and Enzo is worried about what will happen if one of the nominees comes off the block.  Tyler would be nominated and that would be bad for Cody and Enzo.  Now where does Memphis come into play here?  Who knows because I honestly don’t think they do.  Cody, Christmas and Dani talk about the powers.  They’re waiting for that to drop.  And while Nicole and Dani are discussing things in the HoH, an announcement comes through that the “disrupter” power as been released.  And David sits there so unconcerned. 

The house guests learn from the mysterious voice that a nominee has been taken off the block.  David’s acting skills leave him as he his head down on the table before he’s told he is no longer on the block.  David plays so relieved and cries.  Cody is suspicious.  Dani must now put up a new nominee.  She chooses Tyler.  He doesn’t look surprised.  Good news!  David can’t use his power again.  Next week, he’s sure to go on the block.  Dani is upset telling us she is freaking out.  So is Kevin because he sees Trevor as a “comp beast.”  Tyler was expecting a back door but now he’s hoping to win the Power of Veto.  In Diary Room, Dani tells us she doesn’t want Tyler to go home but now is worried that Tyler will come after her.  Really, Dani?  Why is that?  If I was Tyler, that would be off the table now.  As Tyler tells us, “there were plenty of others who could go up.”  Meanwhile Christmas is remembering all that Dani said and if probably devising a plan of revenge because Dani told her that Tyler was safe!

Nicole may now remove her “Sloppies” costume and what does she do.  Off comes the box and into the pool she jumps.  Dani calls all for the veto competition.  After giving the rules, Dani pulls Da’Vonne.  Next up is Tyler who picks Ian.  Kevin’s choice is Enzo.  Ian’s worried about the veto.  He is worried he’ll go up if he loses.  Enzo knows that he needs to win to take Tyler off.  Dani wants Tyler to win but Da’Vonne doesn’t.  She says she’ll be on the same team but will she?

The veto competition is being hosted by Nicole and production gives her a laser ray to play with.  She has the PoV players line up and “strikes them with the beam” so they get to the POV competition.  The game is called Microbrew and they must stack tiny beer cans (thimble size) with garden shear size twizzers.  It’s difficult and anything can knock these over.  Just when we think Tyler has it won, he lets out a breath and blows them over.  Enzo’s hands seem to big to handle the task.  Just as it gets close with Dani almost through, Da’Vonne puts her last can in and wins.  This marks the first win ever for Da’Vonne and she cries.  The PoV medal is tiny this week to go with the competition.  While Dani wants the noms to stay the same, Da’Vonne has issues and probably won’t do it.  Kevin, of course, talks to Da’Vonne about saving him and Da’Vonne tells us later that she doesn’t have to keep her word to Dani.  The only one that not using the power would help is Dani.  If Da’Vonne doesn’t take Kevin off, she will lose a number that will help her in the game.  Christmas knows this and talks to Dani.  Christmas has a power that would save Tyler.  Will she use it and make Dani put up a fourth player? 

What is Dani to do?  She knows that if she puts up a Committee member, all will turn on her.  Ian and Enzo though are out initially because she likes them.  Dani and Cody have a meeting where Dani says Da’Vonne will use the power.  Now, Cody is stressed.  Ian and Enzo aren’t on the Committee but she doesn’t want to do that.  Cody tells her that Tyler won’t come after either one of them.  Later Nic and Dani talk.  Nic is worried about Da’Vonne.  Dani is leaning toward putting up Ian but Nicole is mad.  He’s her number two.  She had wanted to keep Ian as a target to protect her.  Nicole cries and talks it though and then cries again in the Diary Room.  Wasn’t it just last week she got yelled at about making fun of Ian?

Da’Vonne and Dani talk again.  Dani tells Da’Vonne that keeping Kevin will not help either one of their game.  Kevin will just go up again.  Dani reminds Da’Vonne she can’t just do what is best for her game.  And I sit here and say:  “Why not?  You do.”  Dani tells her that by saving Kevin it would prove that she is tight with Kevin which makes them a pair. 

The Veto Meeting

Da’Vonne calls everyone in for the veto with a sly smile on her face.  She is so happy to have the power and Cody is so mad.  She brags about the win but says it sucks.  She claims no commitment to anyone (yeah, right).  None are her ally (again, yeah right girl) and she has decided to use the veto on Kevin.  Of course, he cries.  Everyone else is mad and Da’Vonne’s has enemies thoughout the house.  Dani has to make a new nomination and it is Ian.  Nicole cries and ends up putting on sunglasses. 

In the Diary Room, Da’Vonne is sorry that it doesn’t work for Dani but she’s glad to send Tyler home.  Dani has Tyler as her “number one” second.  Tyler doesn’t know what Dani plans.  Tyler tells us that he can forget but not forgive and he’s watching her.  Nicole is upset because Ian is on the block.  Ian is saying all are seeing a previous winner on the block and he may be gone. 

So who will be evicted.  Come on guess?

The Feeds

Let’s get the nomination ceremony over with first.  From what the house guests said, it was much longer than what we saw and some of the feelings Da’Vonne put into her speech wasn’t guaranteed to make friends.  David has been marginalized so I’m not sure where he stands with Da’Vonne and Kevin.

David did talk to Da’Vonne about founding a new alliance of the three of them and drawing Tyler in.  I honestly don’t think Da’Vonne went for that as Tyler will have some major issues if he stays.s

Also, the night prior to the POV Ceremony, Dani and Cody hatched a plan to stop the veto meeting, have the nominees leave, and then prove to Da’Vonne with a show of hands that they’d keep Kevin over Tyler.  Would I believe this?  No and neither did she.

Nicole has fought hard to keep Ian.  According to what I have seen, she’s been told to vote Ian out to keep the alliance strong.

Ian is saying that he will not go to jury.  According to a post I read, production has told him he will lose his prize money for playing this year.

Big Brother #22 — Week 5 and the Power Force Is? 9/13/2020

Hi Big Brother 22 fans!  And welcome to Week Five of “We Are Family”  — er I mean Camp Team.  Camp Team is like that old movie “Camp Nowhere” except for two things.  The pre-gamers of Nicole and Cody are in charge and no one apparently has a clue that they are together.  Well, a few do due to the wall yeller but they don’t know details.  Big Brother though should get interesting this week as all the non-Alliance members are gone.  Also, there is still fall-out over the “Ian remarks.”  Poor Nicole is in for a surprise when she gets home.

The HoH Competition

Okay, I know who won but I’ll play dumb which should make the producers at Big Brother 22 happy.  We have the crowd favorite “The Wall” competition.  This could last minutes or hours depending on the deals that were cut prior to competition.  This year, the Wall is in front of a movie promotion called “Power Trip.”  The first three off are “have nots.”  You remember this, it aired as the show went off.

The competition starts when the wall tilts.  Da’Vonne’s mind is not really in the game and she looks like she’s having a panic attack.  She falls at around 12 minutes into the game and does a superb job of fake crying (even demonstrating later in Diary Room).  Maybe she should be the actress and not Bayleigh.  Oh no, it’s filler night as they just showed Da’Vonne and Christmas (fake) making up. David has finally had his wish come true.  He’s playing in the wall competition but he’s unprepared for the stress that the game puts on his body.  He’s next to fall at around the 40 minute mark.   Ian, who feels safe, follows.

These three are now the “have nots.”  I must say that I’m impressed.  David finally may have bought a clue and figured the game out.  Ian feels safe and protected (little does he know).  Meanwhile Dani has a goal in mind to take out Tyler and to do that she must win.  Her main goal is to stick it out longer than he does.  Guess what!  She does!  She beats (in order of falling ) Memphis, Enzo (lost grip), Kevin, Tyler (back flips), Cody and Nicole (who decided she didn’t want to do the dirty work).  HoH Dani is crying as she realizes she will finally get photos of her daughter, Tennessee, who helped her win.

HoH Aftermath

Dani loves that she has won until it hits her that she has to nominate two people.  Nic is safe because they are the “Blonde Twins” and Da’Vonne has bonded with Dani.  D and D’s bond is to get Tyler out as Da’Vonne blames Bayleigh’s departure on him.  Da’Vonne will blame anything on Tyler from now on because he crossed her.  (Wonder how she feels now that David has revealed to Da’Vonne the Memphis alliance?) David just can’t trust Dani which is reciprocated as he hasn’t talked to Dani at all.  On the same note, neither has Kevin.  It takes Cody to remind her that putting Tyler up would mess up two alliances and destroy the house.  Kevin is playing for two cultures and he’s playing on that in his talk with Dani.  So Dani is being whined from all areas. 

Tyler comes to talk to Dani and he apologizes for last week (when he tried to self evict).  He asks her not to backdoor him (yeah, right like that happens).  Tyler has no desire to be in jury house.  Dani says if she goes after Tyler, he could hurt her game.  Oh no!  I just realize who Dani reminds me of from my daily life.  That’s scary.  She does talk to Tyler about how stressful it is being HoH.  They make a verbal agreement not to go after each other the final six but Tyler said final four.  She verbally agrees (so will she be good to her word?).  Tyler does say if she reneges then it is war.

The Nominations

So we go into this nomination ceremony with Dani in a quandary.  She can make Da’Vonne happy by putting Tyler up but that would make her public enemy one with her alliances.  She can put up two safe people like David and Kevin thinking she has no problems.  Little does she know of David’s power to change a nominee.  Oh, how I wish he could change two.  What will she do?

Dani talks to Nicole about whether to put Tyler up as pawn. The Blonde Twins discuss the plan but Nicole thinks that taking Tyler now is too early and will be really ugly.  Let’s face it!  Tyler probably knows more than they do.  Kevin does come in to once again plead his case.  Dani tells him that she’s scared of the power.  She trusts Kevin (yeah right) and she hopes that he will be used as a pawn.

Dani calls the Veto Ceremony.  She turns the keys revealing Kevin and David.  She says that this is a Catch-22.  Kevin hadn’t really talked to Dani before this week.  David is up for the usual reasons.  She needs to play her game and not worry about powers.  Kevin feels he can’t persuade anyone on anything and trusts only himself.  David has the power but must use the veto.  He’s hoping to win approval by not being on the block. 

REMINDER!  The show will air Tuesday at 8:00 PM and not on Wednesday this week.

The Feeds

Okay, the “Ian affair” happened one night and involved Dani, Nicole, Memphis and Cody making fun of Ian’s rocking.  This set people off and the story got reported to TMZ who loves to get something on Big Brother.  So far, Nicole has had the worse fall out losing three of her sponsors for her “influencer” position (Olay being the biggest).  Memphis is now considered the villain because evidently production talked to them about their actions.  He hasn’t changed and still has plans to take pot shots at Ian.

Let’s just say that David used his power and now Dani had to name a new nominee.  Three guesses on whom she chose.  When I came to write this, the Corporation is spreading word that they’ll vote for Kevin to stay if Da’Vonne doesn’t use the PoV that she won.  I know Da’Vonne isn’t that dumb especially with David in her ear.  So, the plans have changed with Ian going up and guilt is felt by those who was talking about him.  And Nicole’s real feelings have been revealed as she says she had a final two with Ian.  Wonder how Cody would feel if he knew.  Wonder what their mentor thinks?

The alliances are disintegrating.  Enzo wants Tyler to stay while Memphis could care less.  Of course this is Memphis’s attitude on almost everything.  He’ll let someone else get their hands dirty and he’ll sit back and laugh. The real question is what will Christmas do with her power.  She doesn’t know that Dani and Nicole want her out of the house (they really only want to be the two girls there) and has rubbed others the wrong way.  If she saves Tyler, could she go up.

Better yet!  Will Dani have to make a fifth nominee.  I know she enjoys her power but is it too much for her ego to be presented with putting up an actual true alliance co-patriot.

Big Brother #22 — Christmas Joy Is No More — 9/10/2020

Tonight on Big Brother 22 we will see the end of Christmas’s reign as HoH.  The best thing I can say is that it did give us drama.  The question is:  Will any of the real secrets finally come out tonight. How about the latest?  Well, it is live feeds and could impact tonight so I’ll fill you in now.

Live Feed Spoilers

Let’s get to the good stuff first.  While I was out picking up grocery delivery, a conversation happened between Cody and Nicole.  Two interesting tidbits came out of it and I thank RealityBBQ for posting it on Twitter.  In the conversation, Cody revealed to Nicole that Dani has been running to him with what she (Nicole) has told her (Dani).  Now, we all know that Nicole is supposed to be Cody’s number one.  This upset her and now she has made Dani a target.  Don’t worry.  She told Cody she’d play nice, but will she?

Also during this conversation the following was said.  It may not be verbatim, but you will get the gist.  And I can’t find the clip or it would be linked.

Cody:  Any little thing that comes out about what we were doing in this game.  … It’s going to be way worse.  It’s going to confirm everything (from the fence yeller). 

When you add that to Da’Vonne’s conversation with Bayleigh, we get more and more evidence that the pregame is Nicole and Cody.

Oh, and if you didn’t see it.  TMZ is calling out the Big Brother house for their treatment (read bullying) of Ian.  If you are interested in reading the piece where they name Memphis, Dani, Nicole and Christmas, clip here to go to the TMZ site.  By the say, as the article notes, this is going to maybe hurt Nicole more than she knows.  Olay will no longer use her as an “influencer” on Instagram.  Wonder if the wedding costs will go up per person now?

The Intro of the Show

After a recap with no new information from Sunday night, we get into the last few days of production’s view of Big Brother.  I wonder if they will show Christmas and Da’Vonne’s fight.  So, here we go.

Julie tells us that this weekend was the most emotional weekend of the season (the best weekend is what I say).  We pick up at the veto meeting.  Bayleigh and Tyler is resigned.  Christmas tells us in Diary Room that she wasn’t putting her final partner up to go home.  Da’Vonne tells us she is going to check her emotions at the door.  Tyler tells us he has to refocus.  Bayleigh meanwhile looks to be having a mental breakdown.  She thinks Tyler didn’t plan to make the offer.  Will smoke fly?  At the pool, they discuss Bayleigh’s use of the term “untouchable” (in regard to Tyler).  Cody looks nervous (as he should).  Inside Da’Vonne and David try to console Bayleigh but she tells Da’Vonne that she has the votes.  Bayleigh tells us in Diary Room that she is upset for Da’Vonne.  She wishes they could be there for each other.

When Christmas talks to Da’Vonne, we learn that Christmas put Bayleigh up because of what she has said to Christmas.  Christmas was not taking the shot for Bayleigh by putting Tyler up.  Christmas tries to explain but Da’Vonne is reading it in a different manner.  Christmas promises that they have Da’Vonne but Da’Vonne sees it as she is still in jeopardy and not Christmas.  (Okay, what about their verbal fight.  When or do you plan to show this Big Brother.)  Da’Vonne is trying not to lose it, I must say.

Tyler goes to talk to Da’Vonne about what happened.  Da’Vonne tells him that she needs him and Tyler tells her the same.  They hug it out but can these two work together?  Meanwhile Kevin and David are trying to figure out what to do about Bayleigh and Da’Vonne (Well David you could have used your power). David needs Bayleigh. 

Cody gets called to the diary room where there is a letter waiting.  His grandfather died on Labor Day and he is having a hard time.  When he first finds out, he doesn’t talk to anyone but goes to bed.  It’s Tyler who finds out and tries to offer support.  Tyler sits with Cody and gradually everyone enters the room to offer support.  As he gets hugs of support (even from Da’Vonne and Bayleigh), he grieves but knows he has support.  Cody tells us that winning is now that much more important to him.

Julie tells us that the next clip will be about personal feelings.  Will it be edited?  Julie saying that drawing the lieenne between game and friendship can lead to chaos.  We see Christmas and Dani speaking when Da’Vonne enters.  (Maybe we’ll get the fireworks after all!)  Da’Vonne explains what she did.  Christmas and Da’Vonne discuss what Bayleigh has said.  Yes, the conversation begins civil.  Da’Vonne though is pushing (shall we say) someone as stubborn as she is.  It comes down to the difference in the game and personal feelings.  Voices are raised.  It’s so bad that Kevin leaves while Ian is stuck in the shower.  Da’Vonne doesn’t like that Christmas took what Bayleigh said and used it against her.  Bayleigh comes in and is surprised to find that she is the conversation point.  As the “discussion” continues, they get loud and Da’Vonne eventually leaves and Bayleigh tries to calm it down. 

Outside she complains and Tyler goes over to support her.  We learn that she felt like Christmas was treating her like a child.  Both have said they hate the game.  Inside Bayleigh has been trying to explain to Christmas that they have issues with this on a personal level.  Christmas tells her to separate game from feelings and so it goes.  (Okay folks!  Most of this we saw but not all – or I missed the yard stuff.)  Kevin is shell shocked.  Da’Vonne in the diary room says this scene will send her home.  Meanwhile Christmas  tells Kevin not to leverage this to make Christmas look bad.  Kevin had Chmya on his season.  He thought she was bad.  (And yes, there were some major edits here.)    

Eviction Ceremony

Eviction Ceremony!  This should be good but no.  There are no personal attacks.  Da’Vonne is first and she makes a Black Lives Matter point saying “all lives” can’t matter until “black lives” do.  I was taught never to call them “black” Da’Vonne.  Why did you make me type that term?  Bayleigh meanwhile talks so fast I have trouble following her.  She tells Christmas she is did a good job and Bayleigh will not take it personally.  For Da’Vonne, Bayleigh says she thinks of her as her sister.  The votes begin with Dani.  The vote is unanimous and Bayleigh is gone.  Julie tells the houseguests and Bayleigh says good-bye.  The evicted house guest must leave the bubble.  She hugs each (even Christmas and Tyler and whispers thank you to him).  Cody hands her the bag and she leaves.  (Swaggy though has a nice surprise waiting for her, a new car.)

The Aftermath and Interview

Julie welcomes Bayleigh to the stage and mentions how emotional the week was.  Bayleigh will continue to support Da’Vonne.  They talk about Christmas’s betrayal.  Julie asks why.  Bayleigh thinks the game is tough enough and you don’t have to bring personal discussions into it.  Julie tells her that the Slick Six was against the Committee.  They show her who is in The Committee.  Julie says Da’Vonne was her untouchable.  Bayleigh guesses finally that it was Tyler.  Julie asks if Bayleigh would have nominated Tyler and Christmas but I didn’t catch her answer.  Julie says that Bayleigh and Tyler had talked.  Bayleigh and Tyler have come to a meeting place and will leave the drama in the house. The goodbye messages are played.   Enzo calls her his sister.  Tyler apologizes.  Christmas tells her she had to protect her week one alliance.  Da’Vonne says they were the final two but she’s going to go all the way.  Bayleigh says Da’Vonne will be her girl.  Bayleigh had a great time.  She came back to prove to herself that she could play the game and has accomplished what she had planned to do

HoH and Surprise Announcement

The Power Trip will push them to the limit.  Oh goody!  It’s the wall.  It could be a long endurance or  short but it’s supposed to be on the feeds.  And no, I’m not going to be posting the winner here because I’ve seen these go on for hours. (Besides, the CBS site has crashed.) Julie announces that there have been speculation on a battle back.  Julie tells them that the first five have been sent home which means all the remaining house guests are in jury.  They must hang on the billboard for a new movie called “Power Trip.”  They must hold on for dear life.  If they fall off, they are eliminated.  The first three off the billboard will be “have nots”.  And let the game begin.  I will say Dani looks scared.  Enzo is already breathing hard. 

Next week, the show will air Tuesday instead of Wednesday.  Next Thursday, the first all-star will go to the jury house.  Julie’s last message is:  “Let kindness be the rule for everything you say.”