Big Brother Season 20 Episode 7

Kaitlyn nominated Scottie and Winston in Big Brother Season 20 Episode 6, but she doesn’t actually want either of them to go home.

Kaitlyn continues to hang out with her seemingly dead alliance, who already know that someone didn’t vote with them last week but don’t realize anything is wrong.

Kaitlyn selects Faysal to play in the veto competition (houseguest’s choice). Seemingly a good competitor, better than she would want if she wanted someone who will lose. Scottie picks Rachel at random. Winston selects Tyler.

Fessy is asked to throw the competition. She is worried he will win. That is why you pick someone else. This request seems odd to him.

The veto competition requires them to swipe through dating profiles of houseguests and match them to date spots.

Rachel – 5:49
Scottie – 18:20
Winston – 20:00 (maximum)
Tyler – 5:29
Faysal – 6:22
Kaitlyn – 13:12

Tyler wins the power of veto. That went exactly how they wanted, but Fessy did pretty well for a pick who wasn’t supposed to win.

It seems obvious what they will do. Save Winston. So Tyler decides that he wants to save Scottie, who would likely be a vote for a backdoor from the other side to stay. Shouldn’t matter. Might. The theory is to sway a potential floater to their side. That would perhaps be helpful, but it’s a big risk.

The secret backdoor doesn’t stay secret for long. Half the house already knew, and Kaitlyn tells Baleigh, who tells Rockstar, who dances around it to the oblivious Fessy. Kaitlyn eventually confides in Fessy, and no, she can’t have a hug from him.

Veto Ceremony
Tyler uses the veto on Scottie.
Swaggy is the replacement nominee.

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Big Brother Season 20 Episode 6

Sam needed just one person to flip in order to save her in Big Brother Season 20 Episode 5, and she got that in the form of Kaitlyn voting to eliminate Steve instead. Of course, Kaitlyn then went on to win HOH.

Kaitlyn thinks that nobody is on to her about her vote. Except pretty much the whole house. For right now it doesn’t really matter because she’s the one in power.

Nobody knows what Kaitlyn is going to do. Even she doesn’t know what she is going to do. Tyler is trying to make sure she targets Swaggy. In the process, he reveals that Sam has the power. Later, Sam also confides in her. At the end of the day, her spirit guides are going to make the decision.

She tells her side that the target is Winston. She tells the other side that Swaggy is the backdoor target. The latter seems to be the truth. She doesn’t want to get rid of Winston, not yet.

This week’s least trending houseguest is somehow Rachel, whoever that is. Perhaps that explains it, too invisible so far. She selects the Yell! crap app, which will allow an angry reviewer to loudly provide feedback on her and her game for the next 24 hours. How is Swaggy not getting this?

Tyler wins the power app. Not only was he already likeable in his own right, but then he hitched his wagon to Sam. He picks The Cloud, which will allow him avoid one nomination or veto ceremony during the next two months if he thinks he is in danger of being nominated.

Faysal is pressing Kaitlyn really hard to try to influence her nominations, but her mind is already made up and showing no signs of changing.

Nominations
Scottie
Winston

Neither is the actual target, though she wouldn’t mind either of them going if it does come to that.

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Big Brother Season 20 Episode 5

Faysal won the power of veto in Big Brother Season 20 Episode 4 but did not use it, leaving Sam and Steve on the block.

This vote could go either way. They were nominated because they were not on either side, and it was just viewed as a way to waste a week.

Steve is sure he has 7 votes, so he’s not going to bother going to anyone else. Not that anyone in the other alliance of 6 wants him to stay. Of course, if they don’t want Sam to go home, they could have made smarter nominations.

Faysal and Haleigh are starting their own showmance. If the other side needed a crack, one may be forming. Kaitlyn is not happy about this latest showmance or her own lack of one. Her two best buds are pairing up, just like everybody else.

Votes
Scottie: Sam
JC: Steve
Swaggy: Sam
Bayleigh: Sam
Rachel: Steve
Kaycee: Steve
Faysal: Sam
Haleigh: Sam
Angela: Steve
Brett: Steve
Winston: Steve
Kaitlyn: Steve
Rockstar: Sam

By a vote of 7-6, Steve has been evicted from the Big Brother house. Kaitlyn breaks ranks from her FOUTTE alliance to prevent Tyler’s HOH from blowing up in his face. They may have accidentally dodged a bullet. On paper, Steve is a very dangerous player, considering his background. If only he could have gotten past the first week.

For the HOH competition, they will toss balls into a city and try to land on the highest salary. Scottie starts things off with $40k. JC lands in the street, jobless. So does Brett. Winston scores $12k. Sam takes the lead with $50k. Kaycee can’t beat that. Faysal lands on the street. Kaitlyn takes the lead with $80k. Angela is in the street. Too many people are doing that. Bayleigh is also in the street. So is Swaggy. Rockstar is as well. This is silly. Haleigh is also in the street. Rachel is in the street. Kaitlyn wins HOH practically by default because hardly anybody could land on an actual target.

Well, that makes things interesting. The girl who just flipped on her alliance now has the power. She could either go back or gravitate toward the other side. Probably not a position she wants to be in.

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Big Brother Season 20 Episode 4

The point of Big Brother Season 20 Episode 3 was not very much, but they finally told us that Sam won a prize for being the most trending houseguest, which will allow her to be able to try to save someone during the first three evictions.

Even though he nominated her, Sam still apparently considers Tyler the person she can trust most. Perhaps not so much a choice as a lack of options. She reveals to him that she won the power app, sort of.

Swaggy tries to convince Tyler to put up the person he wants to target, Angela, which fails miserably. Tyler proposes an alternative, Swaggy’s day 2 showmance, Bayleigh. Swaggy warns Bayleigh, and much crying ensues. Why would he even reveal this when the veto hasn’t happened yet?

Tyler selects Swaggy to play in the veto competition (houseguest’s choice) because he knows he won’t change the nominations. Sam selects Scottie at random. Steve selects Fezzy (houseguest’s choice).

The veto competition will be a series of stages where they are trying to not be the worst each time. In the first round, they must retrieve three likes from a snake bite pit. Scottie is too afraid to get anything and is eliminated. Stage 2 is a polar plunge. Swaggy barely survived the first round because Scottie sucked, but this time he easily loses. Stage 3 will have them balancing on posts while being shot by paintballs. Steve is the one who falls. Stage 4 requires them to balance and transfer balls while being shocked. Sam is eliminated. Tyler asks Faysal if he’s going to keep things the same. Probably. Probably? Yeah, probably. Good enough for Tyler. They have to drink gross drinks for the final round. Faysal wins the power of veto.

Veto Ceremony
Veto is not used.

Faysal would prefer that someone else be nominated, but he knows the replacement won’t be someone he wants.

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Big Brother Season 20 Episode 3

Tyler won the first HOH in Big Brother Season 20 Episode 2, and rather than picking a side, he targeted two seemingly harmless people in the middle, Sam and Steve.

Sam calls everybody into the storage room one by one. Even as a robot, she can still manage to get into an argument with Kaitlyn. Though he nominated her, Tyler doesn’t actually want Sam to go, which is a rookie mistake.

Tyler, Winston, Kaycee, Brett, Angela, and Rachel have named themselves Level 6.

Protesting too much about how it’s not going to happen, Bayleigh and Swaggy are already hooking up.

Tyler has the opportunity to name the first four have nots of the season. He doesn’t have to make any hard decisions because four people volunteer: Kaitlyn, Winston, Scottie, and Brett.

Swaggy and Faysal want to make another alliance, this time with Brett and Winston so that they have all the muscle. Brett plays along, but it’s becoming obvious that Swaggy C is making alliances with everybody in the house.

Swaggy, Kaitlyn, Rockstar, Faysal, and Haleigh go along with Kaitlyn’s awful name suggestion of FOUTTE, five of us til the end.

The BB App Store will grant a power and a punishment to whoever is trending the most or least.

Faysal has somehow beat Swaggy as least trending. He selects the Hamazon package, which is a food punishment, requiring him to eat whenever there is a delivery. Why would you select the punishment with ham in the name if you can’t eat it for religious reasons?

Sam is the top trending houseguest, and it couldn’t have come at a better time because she has not started off well. She selects Bonus Life, which will allow her (or someone she chooses) the chance to return to the game if evicted if used within the first three evictions. If not used during the first three evictions, the fourth evictee will be granted the chance.

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Big Brother Season 20 Episode 2

As the winner of the first competitions, Swaggy C had the opportunity to choose which half of the house to save in Big Brother Season 20 Episode 1. Angela, JC, Steve, Kaitlyn, Bayleigh, Tyler, Sam, and Winston are in danger.

Swaggy C, Haleigh, Rockstar, Kaitlyn, and Faysal form an alliance of the people they know they can trust. Day 2 alliance. What can go wrong?

The people who are in danger are the ones who will compete in the first HOH competition. At least this time we don’t have to hear Swaggy talk in the third person about how great he is. Their task is to race across balance beams and return dots to the start and place them in other players’ tubes. This is the kind of competition where you can figure out who people’s targets are. Steve and Sam are quickly piling up the dots. I don’t get why even knock Steve out because he can’t get a single dot in and thus is not a threat. Kaitlyn is next. There are two pairs that have decided to work together who are now going after each other. Winston is out next. Then Angela. Tyler turns on his partner. JC would like someone to knock him out, and Bayleigh finally does, even though Tyler is going after her. Tyler wins HOH.

Winston, Rachel, Brett, Kaycee, Angela, and Tyler form yet another doomed alliance.

Such an alliance doesn’t leave Tyler a lot of options, only JC, Kaitlyn, Bayleigh, and Sam. As the people who were eliminated so quickly in the picking favorites competition, Sam and Steve would be easy targets. Bayleigh yelled at Tyler during the competition after he turned on her so that he could win, which makes her a potential target.

Swaggy sends his minions in to do his bidding of targeting Angela and Winston, a fact not lost on Tyler. Bayleigh doesn’t help her case by admitting that she’s on his side of the house, which is divided already without many people who aren’t in one of the two big alliances.

Nominations
Sam
Steve

Tyler takes the easy route rather than making a big move week one. Nobody is really happy with this move, but nobody is likely to be upset either.

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Big Brother Season 20 Episode 1

16 new houseguests move into the house to face a whole new set of unnecessary and excessive twists.

Sam is a welder living in a camper in her mom’s yard. Tyler spends his life on the beach, acknowleding that his brain is his biggest weakness. Bayleigh is a pageant girl who is now a flight attendant. Steve is retired NYPD and criminal justice teacher, who will go back undercover and pretend to be a mechanic. Kaitlyn is a life coach and meditation instructor. Winston is a big believer in the second amendment who is looking for love. Angela is a model and an overly competitive former gymnast. JC tries to compensate for his height by being loud, but despite his size holds powerlifting records.

Rachel is a Vegas performer. Chris is a former college basketball player with a stupid nickname (Swaggy C). Angie dresses colorful to the point of excess and also has a stupid nickname (Rockstar). Brett is a bro who does bro stuff, but he’s actually a cybersecurity engineer. Kaycee plays women’s professional football, which is apparently a thing. Scottie calls himself a dweeb, and he’s a huge gamer. Haleigh is a country girl student who grew up on a farm. Faysal is a former college football player.

Technology is the theme of this season.

The first competition will allow the winner to keep eight people safe for this week. You don’t want to win this, even more than usual.

For the first eight, their task is to search in the dark and find a special folder in the trash. Tyler finds a folder, not the winning folder, but he opts to return to the house and call it a day. Bayleigh also finds a losing folder. Brett does as well. Then Rachel. Angela gets dumb lucky and stumbles across the winning folder. JC finds a folder. Wiston finds the final folder. Kaycee gets the game changing punishment.

The others also have a searching task, in which they will find letters to spell and stack the word houseguest. Swaggy C (I guess we’re actually going to keep referring to him as that) wins. Scottie places second. Steve is third. Faysal almost wins but knocks over his stack, coming back to take fourth. Kaitlyn is fifth. Rockstar is sixth. Haleigh pulls together three blocks at once to place seventh. After knocking over her blocks earlier, Sam was not able to catch up and will receive the punishment.

Bayleigh gives Swaggy the advice to calm down and not be so cocky. He thanks her but has no intention of doing such a thing.

Angela proposes something she got from her group: keep your own group of eight safe if you win. Swaggy is fine with that. That’s as harmless a proposal as any. Random fate, nobody should be mad. Their competition is to be the last person standing on their surfboard. Angela is the first to fall, and Swaggy wins.

Despite their earlier arrangement, Swaggy tells Angela she’s safe anyway, but Julie has a stupid wrench to throw into the works. He is not saving indivdiuals. He is saving two of the four move in groups (they entered the house in groups of four).

He’s obviously going to save himself, which means that Rachel, Brett, and Rockstar are also safe. He also wants to save his “best friend in the house” (they have been in there for a few hours) Bayleigh, which would also save Tyler, Sam, and Winston. His other option is to save Angela as promised, which would also keep Steve, JC, and Kaitlyn safe.

Seemingly Swaggy had two options. So he goes with the third. Scottie, Kaycee, Faysal, and Haleigh are safe. Seems random, and I don’t get what it does for him. His rationale is that is the other group of four who entered the house with him.

Kaycee’s punishment is the pinwheel of doom, which will require her to wear a unitard and stay in one room when her pinwheel starts spinning. Sam is a robot who will switch back and forth between being in the game as herself and a robot. Both punishments will last until the first live eviction. Neither is a game changer.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of Big Brother 20 Episode 2, which airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.