Big Brother 18 Episode 17

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 5:56 pm

James made a deal with Bridgette to keep her and Frank safe in Big Brother 18 Episode 16 if she let him win HOH. Then he nominated them anyway.

Da’Vonne, Zakiyah, Paul, and Nicole proceed to dance following the nominations.

James selects Michelle at random to participate in the veto competition. Bridgette picks Da’Vonne. Frank chooses Nicole. Those picks are about the worst possible for Frank and Bridgette, but aside from maybe Natalie they really don’t have any support.

This is the Otev challenge, which is the last one Frank played in before being eliminated in season 14. Having already lied, James has no interest in making any more decisions and throws the first round. Michelle literally falls on her face but still beats Da’Vonne in the second round. Frank narrowly beats Nicole in the third round. Michelle comes in ahead of Frank in the next round. With an obnoxiously loud cheering section rooting against her, Bridgette loses to Michelle, who wins the power of veto.

Logic would suggest that nothing is going to happen here because everybody is rooting against either Frank or Bridgette. Unlike the anti-Frank camp, though, Michelle has a personal problem with Bridgette. It seems she’s bitter that Frank chose Bridgette over her. Michelle’s offer to Frank is that she will use it if he throws Bridgette under the bus.

Then Paul flips out at Frank and accuses him of trying to get him nominated. If people needed a reason to nominate Paul, he is providing them with one. Still, he’s a lot less objectionable than Da’Vonne.

James calls a house meeting to discuss the veto. Not at all awkward.

Bridgette confronts Michelle about treating her how she does, and she admits to being jealous.

Veto Ceremony
Veto is not used.

As much as she wants to use the veto, Michelle doesn’t have much choice. The house wants Frank gone, so she has to play along, becoming the primary target for the person who is most likely to stay in the process.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 18 Episode 18, which airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.

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Big Brother 18 Episode 16

Posted by Shane on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 5:57 pm

In a special night for one player to battle back, Victor beat the other first evictees in Big Brother 18 Episode 15 and won the opportunity to return to the house.

The question is whether Victor is an easy vote to just send packing again, or if he’s a number to be used in this house that is split down the middle.

Paul is convinced that Victor will listen to him more than anybody else, but both Bronte and Tiffany were steering him toward Frank.

The HOH competition is an endurance competition requiring them to keep their hands raised while stepping over a rope. Paul is the first one eliminated. Nicole is the next to fall at 1 hour and 19 minutes. Zakiyah is eliminated third, followed by Michelle. About an hour later, Corey drops. People are passing a water bottle around, and Victor, who’s way on the other side, asks for it to be tossed to him. James isn’t sure that’s a good idea, but Victor insists, eliminating himself in the process. Frank starts goofing around and also eliminates himself. Natalie drops just after the 4 hour mark.

James, Da’Vonne, and Bridgette are still standing after 6 hours. Da’Vonne’s standing on the far end away from everybody else, and Frank tries to make a deal with her. The people who are left standing sort of trust James, but neither Bridgette nor Da’Vonne really trust each other. Frank throws Nicole under the bus in the process, and eventually Bridgette and Da’Vonne agree to throw it to James.

James did make a deal to keep both Bridgette and Frank safe, and Natalie doesn’t want to see her fellow Spy Girl be eliminated. This deal goes against what everybody else in the house wants, though.


Harsh, but they probably should have seen it coming instead of throwing a competition they desperately needed to win. Of course Frank is the target, and Bridgette is just guilty by association.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 18 Episode 17, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 18 Episode 15

Posted by Shane on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Tiffany became the last of the first five eliminated houseguests in Big Brother 18 Episode 14. In a special battle back episode, Glenn, Jozea, Victor, Bronte, and Tiffany will fight to return to the house. Can’t say I want most of these people to return.

Each person must compete in the order in which they were evicted and then will advance if they win.

Glenn and Jozea run the berry balance beam competition. Jozea is overconfident as is his nature, still referring to himself as the messiah. Glenn’s taking the long route, while Jozea goes the shorter but more difficult way. Glenn may be slow, but Jozea is the first to fall. He falls a second time before deciding against the short path. Each person has a poison berry that they can use to reset their opponent’s column. Returning seconds late with his pretty much spells game over for Glenn. Jozea wins.

Jozea’s next opponent is his buddy Victor. Bleh against less bleh. Their challenge is to knock down targets by bouncing balls off rackets. Victor takes the lead 1-1 before Jozea ties it. Victor takes the lead again 3-1 before Jozea ties it. Victor hits the next two to win. At least Jozea won’t be returning. He was one of the worst players ever with the personality to match.

Victor’s next opponent is Bronte, the next person who got brought down by foolishly following Jozea’s lead. Their task is to review a series of photos and answer questions, and both have the strategy of just randomly guessing. Victor’s first guess has three incorrect answers, but that is better than Bronte’s five. Victor’s second attempt has just one wrong, while Bronte just keeps guessing over and over. Victor wins on his third attempt.

The final battle is between Victor and Tiffany. They will search through their bins for puzzle pieces. It’s a puzzle challenge, but it’s a giant puzzle that also requires a lot of climbing.

Victor wins the final battle and will return to the house. Meh. Tiffany’s not done playing, though. She tells him to trust Frank but not Da’Vonne. What a difference a week makes because if they took her out last week, she would have just gotten done calling Frank a dictator before being evicted.

Not finished there, Julie tells us about another twist, a secret room that contains a special power.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 18 Episode 16, which airs Sunday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 18 Episode 14

Posted by Shane on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm

Corey won the power of veto and saved himself in Big Brother 18 Episode 13, and Da’Vonne finally talked herself into a corner and was nominated alongside Tiffany and Natalie.

This could go either way. As with last week, Tiffany is the more dangerous player and probably should go, but Da’Vonne is playing hard, if not necessarily well.

Tiffany continues to just tell the truth about Da’Vonne’s alliances. Her new best friend Frank joins her and tries to get the guys onboard and wants them to believe Da’Vonne is more loyal to the girls.

Da’Vonne tells James she wants to go after the showmances. Apparently, she has not noticed him with Natalie.

Why is Paulie trying to look like Paul? First the beard, now he’s shaved half his head.

Michelle: Tiffany
Zakiyah: Tiffany
James: Tiffany
Nicole: Tiffany
Frank: Tiffany
Corey: Tiffany
Bridgette: Tiffany
Paul: Tiffany

She went down swinging, but by a vote of 8-0, Tiffany has been evicted from the Big Brother house. That should have been the result last week, but because it wasn’t, some of them managed to do a stupid amount of unnecessary damage to themselves.

Why does everybody this season keep saying “your boy”? Nobody even likes any of the people who say it.

The team twist is dead, as is the Roadkill competition.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 18 Episode 15, which airs Friday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 18 Episode 13

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 5:57 pm

After the house was forced to realize that the plan to screw over Frank was dumb, round two of the campaign to get rid of Tiffany began in Big Brother 18 Episode 12 as Paulie nominated her against Natalie. Then Tiffany won the Roadkill competition after much crying and nominated Corey.

Corey assumes Frank won the competition and nominated him and further assumes that Tiffany couldn’t have possibly won.

It’s not clear exactly where James stands. Tiffany tells him he’s low on the totem pole, but really he seems reasonably situated somewhere in the middle.

Da’Vonne decides to humor Frank and listen to him, which leads to the boys claiming she is conspiring with him for having the nerve to talk to him.

Da’Vonne is selected at random to participate in the veto competition. Paul is chosen as well. They join Paulie, Tiffany, Natalie, and Corey.

The competition requires them to challenge each other to battles in which they have to transfer ice cream scoops one at a time so they match the screen. Corey challenges Tiffany and wins, leading to much celebration. Paul challenges Natalie and wins. Paulie challenges Da’Vonne and wins. The guys who remain agree to give it to Paul to pull Corey off the block. Corey claims he tried to throw it but beats Paul anyway. Paulie knows what throwing a competition means and gives it to Corey.

Immediately afterward, Da’Vonne starts crying, a sign to Tiffany that she probably shouldn’t trust her.

Corey doesn’t seem like a very good target, but Da’Vonne is more logical. Nobody is really concerned about her getting nominated. Freaking out at her allies isn’t helping her case. Tiffany knows all of her secrets and decides to blow up her game.

Corey pretends like he might not use it because Nicole might get nominated, but it’s obvious that isn’t going to happen.

Veto Ceremony
Corey uses the veto on himself
Da’Vonne is the replacement nominee

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 18 Episode 14, which airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.

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Big Brother 18 Episode 12

Posted by Shane on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 6:58 pm

Enough of the house flipped in Big Brother 18 Episode 11 to evict Bronte instead of Tiffany and made it clear their target is Frank. Five minutes later, Frank was named as being safe from eviction this week. Not the smartest group of players.

The flaw in this whole roadkill nomination is that Bridgette lost complete control of the nominations, and one of her closest allies went home on her HOH. What’s even the point of winning HOH and getting blood on your hands if you can’t be responsible for what happens?

Because everybody is allied, these people all know each other’s secrets. Frank tells Tiffany that Da’Vonne warned him about her trying to start an all girl alliance, which is true.

Paulie wasn’t among those that flipped, and now that he is in control, he wants to go after Tiffany again. The people who all just rocked the boat to save her aren’t jumping to her defense because they only did that to screw over somebody else. This leaves her with no choice but to make a deal with the devil, Frank. Then she blows up at everybody else. This is precisely what Paulie warned them about. They kept an emotional and dangerous player in the house instead of the seemingly harmless Bronte.


If she were the pawn last week, Natalie probably would have been sent home. Perhaps the outcome will be different this time, but she’s not a safe choice for a pawn.

The roadkill competition requires them to hang air fresheners in the RV. Tiffany is the winner, hanging 31 of them.

Tiffany tells Da’Vonne about her plans to nominate Corey. That’s fine with her.

Roadkill Nomination

All the girls who ran the vote last week escape the block, but Corey’s elimination would be problematic for both Nicole and Paulie.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 18 Episode 13, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 18 Episode 11

Posted by Shane on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:04 pm

There was a lot of drama and talk in Big Brother 18 Episode 10, but nothing really seemed to happen. That leaves Tiffany, Paul, and Bronte on the block.

The alliance of eight seems perfectly content to get rid of one of their own already as Frank wants, but Da’Vonne has been doing a lot of whining about him and wants to do something to take him down.

As hell bent as Da’Vonne seems to be for getting rid of Frank, it doesn’t seem to make much sense. Nobody would really care if Tiffany went home, whereas chaos would ensue if Bronte did. Of course, seeing as she went home second last time, it’s not as if anybody ever accused Da’Vonne of being good at the game. The girls (and James) are easy to convince, but Paulie doesn’t like the thought of keeping an emotional player who is related to last year’s mastermind around.

Frank talks to Nicole and tries to get a name out of her for next week. She’s not going to give him a name, but she tells him it’s obvious who he is thinking, the same person who wants to get rid of him. He proposes an alliance between himself, Nicole, and their two allies Bridgette and Corey.

Then he goes to Michelle to tell her about Da’Vonne, a conversation that immediately gets back to her. In the process, he throws Nicole under the bus by mentioning his conversation with her.

The problem is he is talking to too many people about too many people. Frank thinks he’s being smooth, but he is just making everybody not trust him.

The group conversation turns to how it will be good to vote out Bronte because that will make Frank frazzled and thus bad at competitions. Oh, now this is just stupid, and I hope there is not anybody seriously basing a decision on this logic.

Frank: Tiffany
Natalie: Tiffany
James: Tiffany
Michelle: Bronte
Nicole: Bronte
Zakiyah: Bronte
Corey: Bronte
Paulie: Tiffany
Da’Vonne: Bronte

By a vote of 5-4, Bronte has been evicted from the Big Brother house. Pretty much the least threatening choice of the lot. It does put Frank in a tough spot, but he had two chances to nominate Da’Vonne if he was going to start throwing her name out there but declined both of them.

The HOH competition requires them to answer a series of true/false questions based on pictures they studied the night before. Corey, James, Natalie, Zakiyah, and Paul are eliminated on the first question. This is going fast. Everybody gets the second question correct. Tiffany, Michelle, and Da’Vonne are eliminated on the third question. Frank and Nicole are eliminated next. Paulie wins HOH.

Here’s the bad news for those who just tried to blow up Frank’s game. He didn’t win, but because it is a team game, Paulie’s team is safe, which means that Frank, Michelle, and Bridgette cannot be nominated. I wasn’t sure what to make of a Paulie win otherwise because he’s somewhere in the middle, but his options don’t exactly favor the tattered Eight Pack.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 18 Episode 12, which airs Sunday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 18 Episode 10

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:38 pm

Bridgette was HOH sort of, but Frank played a heavy role in her nominations when Paul and Tiffany were put on the block in Big Brother 18 Episode 9. Then Frank nominated one of her closest allies, Bronte, after he won the roadkill competition again.

Bronte suspects Paulie as the person who nominated her because she aligned herself with a really bad group that has been getting evicted. She reveals to the other Spy Girls that she’s a secret nerd.

The problem with everybody in the house being in your alliance is that everybody knows your secrets. James warns Natalie that Frank is the roadkill winner but asks her not to tell the other girls that they can’t trust him. A subtle attempt to get Bridgette to see that Frank cannot be trusted doesn’t work and instead gets Bridgette to say she doesn’t trust James.

Bronte chooses Natalie to participate in the power of veto competition. Paulie is selected at random. They join Bridgette, Bronte, Paul, and Tiffany.

Their challenge is to watch a list of ingredients and pour the correct one based on the description, such as the middle ingredient listed. Bronte and Natalie are eliminated on the first one, taking out two of the three Spy Girls right away. Paulie is eliminated next. Tiffany is next, and her male alliance members start jumping up and down. Paul is the last one eliminated, and Bridgette wins the power of veto.

Now she can save Bronte, putting Natalie in danger instead. Before she has time to contemplate this, Frank’s celebration with her goes wrong and puts her on crutches.

Nobody else needs to rat out Frank because he tells Bridgette himself. He also tells her that he won the first time, and he was the one who nominated her. He can’t be trusted, but he struck first before anybody else could, creating more trust in the process. Risky, but it seems to have worked.

Veto Ceremony
Veto is not used.

Bronte didn’t really want the veto used knowing that Natalie may be put in danger instead, but Bridgette doesn’t comment on why she made the decision she did.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 18 Episode 11, which airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.

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