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From Blindsides to Betrayals … Big Brother is Back!

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Things are getting interesting in the ‘Big Brother house’ as alliances are shifting. Last Sunday, the show starts with a flashback to Kaitlyn’s HOH nomination ceremony where she put Winston and Scottie on the block… with the goal to backdoor Swaggy C.   In the episode, we see Kaitlyn’s original alliance feeling comfortable as the opposing side is ecstatic for a plan that could potentially betray the HOH’s current allies.

As the show continues, BB19’s Jessica and Cody return to the ‘Big Brother’ house to host the dating-app themed competition (which makes total sense considering the two met on last year’s season and just announced that they are engaged to each other). With the stakes being so high, this PoV competition is an important one for Kaitlyn.  Throughout the episode, we see her planting subtle seeds of her plan to blindside Swaggy C.  We finally get to the competition! Kaitlyn, Scottie, Winston, Tyler, Faysal, and Rachel are the selected houseguests.  The six battled it out, but it was Tyler who took home the Golden Power of Veto ensuring that the plan to backdoor Swaggy may become a reality.

Leading up to the ceremony, Kaitlyn is seen hinting to her allies that she is going to make bold moves, but won’t specify exactly what they are. This causes her original side to see red flags and cause fear amongst them. Haleigh, who has been Kaitlyn’s closest ally since day one, picked up on her vibe and asked if Swaggy would be the replacement. Haleigh then confronts close ally Rockstar about the plan. She promises to keep it a secret, but goes on to inform Swaggy C and Faysal that she has a bad feeling about the upcoming ceremony. It wasn’t until five minutes before that Kaitlyn told Faysal, (Swaggy C’s best friend in the house), that she was planning on nominating him. She asks for a hug immediately after telling him which he simply declines.

As the Power of Veto ceremony is going down, Faysal whispers to Swaggy that she is planning on betraying their alliance to put him up.  The show then cuts to Kaitlyn, who is fighting back tears, to use the veto on Scottie and replace him with Swaggy C.  The camera pans to each member of her original alliance, all showing a mixed bag of reactions from anger, confusion, and shock. We’ve got the GIF’s to prove it…

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Thursday finally rolls around, and soon we would find out who would be the second person to be evicted from the Big Brother house.  As Kaitlyn continues to ensure that the backdoor plan is in effect, Swaggy C is seen trying to secure last minute votes from the other houseguests.  Sam even mentions that she is considering using her ‘special power’ she received on Swaggy, which would give him the chance to return to the game if evicted.  However, she decided not to use it when it came time to vote.  After a hectic week, Swaggy C was unsuccessful in saving himself and was evicted 8-4. It was no surprise that the four votes to save him were his only allies left in the game: Bayleigh, Rockstar, Haleigh and Fessy.

Immediately after Swaggy C’s eviction, it was time for another HOH competition … a true or false-based game that would crown a new leader.  Eventually, it came down to a tie-breaker question between Scottie and Rachel, where Scottie ended up winning the week’s most powerful title. Things will get interesting this week as Scottie has laid low, and played neutral, among the house.  Will he continue to follow past evictions and go after the side with Faysal, Bayleigh, Rockstar, and Angie? Or, will he decide to take a hit at “Level 6”, an alliance consisting of Tyler, Brett, Winston, Rachel, Amanda, and Kaycee? Let us know what you think, and the two he should put up for eviction in the comments below!

For those of you who need to catch up, here’s what’s happened thus far …

Last week we watched as 16 new houseguests entered the house that soon would divide into two sides with a few “floaters” mixed in between.  As alliances formed, and relationships were built, little did the houseguests know an ‘upset’ would soon take place the following week … but we’ll dive into that shortly. As host Julie Chen welcomed everyone, she presented them with this year’s theme called “Big Brother Technology”, which reflects today’s advancement in all things technological with an emphasis on social media. The viewers get a chance to be part of the game by voting for their favorites “trending houseguest” which will rank the houseguest collectively. The top” trending houseguest” of the week will get to choose an App from the BB App Store that gives them an opportunity to help their game, while the least trending houseguest gets the complete opposite, otherwise known as the “Crap App.”

In the season’s first episode, the house was introduced to their first competition of the season … a three-part safety competition that split up the 16 members into four groups, which eventually lead to one winner.  Whoever won the competition was able to save two of the four groups from being nominated, while still giving the other two groups a possibility to be put on the block. After it was over, “Swaggy C” was the winner who naturally saved his own group consisting of himself, Brett, Rachel, and Angie. The second group he saved was Scottie, Kaycee, Haleigh, and Faysal.

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In the second episode, we watched as Tyler took the ‘Head of Household’ power, which gave him the chance to nominate two houseguests for eviction. We also found out that early fan-favorite Sam was the ‘top-trending houseguest’ of the week giving her a power that would allow her a chance to return to the game in case she was evicted.  This power will expire after four weeks.  Faysal, unfortunately, was the least ‘trending houseguest’ of the week and had picked the “Crap App” that gave him an appetite for destruction – literally!  Throughout the remainder of the week, a “Hamazon Delivery” would be sent to the house that he would be forced to eat as soon as arrived. By the looks of it, the ham they delivered didn’t satisfy his taste buds, but rather, repulsed them. By the end of the episode, Tyler decided to play it safe and nominated Sam and Steve.

The third episode is when the game really starts to get interesting. We learn of the alliances, the targets, and the possible blindsides. Sam is the overall target of that week, but HOH Tyler had his own plan in mind – especially after finding out nominee Sam had a power that he thought could help his game.  Tensions rose as houseguests talked about who the replacement nominee would be if the Power of Veto were to be used.  Faysal ended up winning the POV competition, and ultimately decided not to use it.  The episode came to an end with Steve radiating confidence, Sam feeling helpless, and Tyler anxiously ready to shake the house with a blindside.

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We finally get to the first live eviction of the season, which usually is the most exciting because it is “live” so you never know what may change in the house (because the CBS feeds usually cut a few hours before the episode airs). The episode highlights lots of game-talk as well as a possible flip that could rock the house. Sam had been the target the whole week, but between all the secret alliances and convos, Steve was evicted in a 7-6 vote.  What was thought to be a unanimous vote ended up to be a wake-up call for half the house showing lines have been drawn. With Swaggy C’s side having the numbers to secure Steve’s safety, how did he go?  Life coach Kailtyn was the one who turned on her alliance. She is planning on keeping that a secret for as long as she can even though a few players know it was her.  It was a risk she took, especially with the possibility that the allies she turned on could find out she was the one who betrayed them.  Luckily for Kaitlyn, she’s guaranteed another week, because at the end of the episode she dominated the competition giving her the ‘Head of Household’, and the rest is history …  (filed by Jake Updegraff – Big Brother Correspondent)

With an explosive two weeks of blindsides, we can tell this will be one hell of a summer on Big Brother! Who are your early favorites, and who do you think will take home the $500,000? Tell us in the comments below! And make sure to catch the next installment of Big Brother Sunday night on CBS 8/7PM

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BIG BROTHER Recap: Bye Bye Bayleigh

Another week, another eviction! In what was an (yet again) explosive episode, the drama reached new heights this season.

After the veto meeting, Bayleigh was upset because she had been wrongfully accused of being the hacker. She knew she was the target, but she was more upset by the blindside set by Angela who had promised her safety.  It was an awkward confrontation between her and Tyler as Bayleigh told him she had trusted him. Tyler didn’t say much, but provoked her by reminding her she’s up on the block and he was going to vote her out.

Bayleigh wasn’t the only one feeling all of the emotions.  Her close friend, and ally Haleigh who was the actual hacker, felt guilty Bayleigh was getting the blame for all of this.  She thought Bayleigh’s eviction could be because of the moves she made to target Tyler.  She was debating keeping quiet to save her game or keep her morals by opening up about the situation.  She ultimately went with telling the truth – first up was Bayleigh.  You could tell Bayleigh was upset over the news, but she understood why Haleigh took the move.

Haleigh wanted to clear Bayleigh’s name, and possibly save her from going home, so she decided to throw a house meeting to confess her “Big Brother” sins.  As she called everyone into the living room, she told them she was the hacker while calling out Tyler’s game in the process.  This sparked an argument between Tyler and Bayleigh which led to an explosive confrontation.  You can watch part of it below.

When it came time to vote, Haleigh unfortunately wasn’t able to save Bayleigh, even by cancelling Tyler’s vote. S he was evicted 6 to 1.  It was then time for another HOH competition, and everyone was determined to control the next week.  However, after eight rounds of putting together mashed-up hashtags with the correct photo, Haleigh came out with the win! (filed by Jake Updegraff -Big Brother Correspondent)

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Who do you think she’ll nominate, and will the hacker hijack the nominations this week? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to tune-in on Sunday at 8/7c on CBS to find out what happens!

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BIG BROTHER: The Biggest Blindside Of The Season … So Far

As we go into tonight’s episode of Big Brother, let’s catch up as where things left off on this past Thursday night, which gave viewers one explosive episode … and it was all live! With Brett and Rachel both up on the block, it was time for Level 6 to lose another member in their alliance.

As we saw in Wednesday’s episode, Rachel’s paranoia caused her alliance to question the loyalty she had for them. It seemed as if it would be an easy week for her considering Scottie, Haleigh, Faysal, and Rockstar were all voting to save her. All they needed were five votes, and they were sure that Angela, (Rachel’s BFF in the house), would vote to keep her. However, we saw her and the rest of the Level 6 members consider the idea of voting to keep Brett, the stronger competitor of the two, in the game. They just needed both JC and Sam’s vote to ensure Rachel was sent packing.

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Tyler continued to play both sides of the house as he pledged to Bayleigh that he will keep his commitment to her and vote to evict Brett. It was to America, in the diary room, that he told the truth; saying he would keep Bayleigh around until he flushed out her power app. Brett started to work on both Tyler and JC mentioning that an all-girl alliance rumor is floating around, and if true, could dominate all the men in the house since they’re outnumbered. Later, Tyler filled in Brett on Bayleigh’s power, and how it could affect their game.

When it was time for the live eviction, both houseguests gave their final plea, but it wasn’t until Brett said his that the drama unfolded. He made up a lie that Rachel was a ringleader of the female alliance, and he had told her about Bayleigh’s power app that could change the nominations next week. Rachel was seen in complete shock … shaking her head and mouthing that she did not say that. Host, Julie Chen told houseguests they can now cast their votes for the house. One by one they entered the diary room to anonymously vote out either; Brett or Rachel.

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The votes poured in, and unfortunately for Rachel, her time in the “Big Brother” came to an end. Julie revealed to Rachel that she had been evicted by a vote of 5 to 4. It was clear by her reaction that she had no idea this was coming. Immediately, she stormed out of the house on the verge of what looked like an emotional breakdown. During her exit interview, Julie revealed that her alliance, including Angela, voted to evict her. Stunned, disappointed, and visibly saddened, she was shown goodbye messages from the houseguests. The most explosive one came from her thought-to-be-BFF that really took Rachel off-guard. In the video message, Angela said, “Just a few bullet points to go over here. You talked yourself onto the block, you lied to my face and your stories don’t make sense. Our Final 2 deal is about as irrelevant as you were in week two.” The last statement referring to the time Rachel got the “least trending” in the second week of the season, based off of America’s favorites. It was clear this friendship is over and out!

With another power up for grabs, you can tell the houseguests were thirsty to win the HOT. This time they had to play a true or false competition. Contestants were eliminated each round if they guessed incorrectly. It eventually came down to Angela and Rockstar, but in the sudden death question, Angela came out with the win. With Level 6 safe, it looks like it’s time for The Hive to lose another member. (Filed by Jake Updegraf – Big Brother Correspondent)

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Who are you hoping Angela nominates? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to tune-in tonight at 8/7c on CBS to see how it all shakes out.

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BIG BROTHER: Paranoia Runs High In Level 6

The pressure continued to mount throughout the house in last night’s episode – especially for Rachel, who was nominated as a pawn.  She’s up against her Level 6 ally Brett, but was promised she was not the target this week by Bayleigh.  Even knowing that info, she doesn’t seem to be taking it well and is seen digging herself into a hole within her alliance as things get to her.  Twisting words and panicking, you can see her alliance gets frustrated with how she’s responding to being on the block, and they’re not having it.

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The show cuts to a conversation between Faysal and JC in the storage room talking about Bayleigh’s nominations.  Faysal lets JC know that he should be more grateful for him, because Faysal feels he is the reason JC wasn’t nominated. As he continues to defend his reasonings for it, JC begs to differ and ends up going to talk with the HOH herself. As he entered her room, he revealed what Faysal had said, but Bayleigh intensely denies it and is visibly frustrated with Faysal for throwing her under the bus. It was no surprise that this lead to another conversation, but this time, between Faysal and Bayleigh. She told him it made her feel stupid, used, and looked like she was his little “b****.”

It was time for the veto ceremony, and the houseguests competing were: Bayleigh, Brett, Rachel, JC, Sam, and Tyler. This time they had to play a timed game involving puzzles. Of the six, only three were able to finish it before the 30-minute mark and those people were Bayleigh, Brett, and Tyler. Ultimately, it was Tyler who won the Power of Veto. Stuck in a predicament, he was unsure of what to do, because he didn’t want to make anyone upset since he’s been gracefully playing both sides – even though his loyalty is to Level 6.

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With the pressure on, Rachel’s paranoia continues to show. After chatting with Bayleigh, she relayed information to her final ally Angela that Tyler said he’d only use the veto if Angela were the replacement. She didn’t buy it, and decided to get to the bottom of it herself. She spoke with the rest of her allies, Tyler and Kaycee, and that’s when they realized the nomination block is making Rachel a liability for their alliance. When it came down to the ceremony, in the end, Tyler decided not to use it.  (filed by Jake Updegraff- Big Brother correspondent)

Tonight, we will find out if Brett or Rachel are evicted from the game.  Who are you hoping it is? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to watch on CBS at 9/8c.

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