|Big Brother (MATT DB)|
|Big Brother 1|
|Alex||Day 1||Day 29|
|James||Day 1||Day 22|
|Simon||Day 1||Day 15|
|Francesca||Day 1||Day 8|
|Head of Household|
|Power of Veto|
- Head of Household: Each week, one HouseGuest will win the title of Head of Household. His or her duty is to nominate two HouseGuests for eviction. This power cannot be won two weeks in a row.
- Eviction: At the end of each week, the HouseGuests that are not nominated will vote to evict one of the two nominees. The nominee that receives the most votes will be evicted from the Big Brother House.
- Power of Veto: After the Head of Household makes his or her nominations, the HoH, two nominees, and three other House Guests chosen via random draw will compete for the Golden Power of Veto. The House Guest that wins the Power of Veto has the option of saving one of the nominees from the block - including themselves. If a nomination is vetoed, the Head of Household must name a replacement nominee (this replacement cannot be the POV holder or the nominee who was saved from the block).
- Jury: The last seven House Guests to be evicted from the game will make up the Big Brother jury, which will vote for one member of the final two to win the game.
- Double Eviction: Twice throughout the season, a second round will take place immediately after the live eviction. This means that two House Guests leave the House during those weeks. As always, an outgoing Head of Household cannot compete in the HoH competition during these rounds.
- Secret Power of Veto & Veto Halves: After the first eviction, two House Guests will each receive half of a Secret Power of Veto. Each week, these House Guests have one chance to guess who has the other Veto Half. Should they guess correctly, the guesser receives the other half of the Secret Veto, giving him or her the power to void one of the HoH's nominations during any of the next four evictions after finding the Veto.
- Thirteen Beds: Despite there being 15 House Guests, only 13 beds are available this season. Two House Guests will be forced to sleep in cots until the beds become available, or must share beds with other House Guests.
|Anna Smith||Female||27||Social Media Manager|
|Earl Jones||Male||31||News Anchor|
|Jennifer Clark||Female||46||Motivational Speaker|
|Kyle Rodriguez||Male||23||Radio Personality|
|Tanner Mitchell||Male||34||Stay-At-Home Dad|
Memory Wall Edit
| || || ||Earl||Isabella|
| || ||Lily|| || |
Week 1 Edit
Fifteen brand new HouseGuests enter the House. The first five to enter are Quinn, James, Isabella, Lily, and Brett. Once those five introduce themselves, find beds, and begin to get acquainted with one another and the House, five more HouseGuests enter - Francesca, Anna, Earl, Kyle, and Simon. These five pick the few nice beds left and introduce themselves to the other HouseGuests in the House, with Earl and Francesca speechless from excitement. Lastly, the final five HouseGuests enter - Corinne, Alex, Nick, Tanner, and Jennifer. The five quickly realize that only 3 beds and 2 small cots remain. The five begin discussing who should get the beds - that is, until Corinne and Nick both volunteer to take the cots instead. Both see the move as an opportunity to make social bonds early on in the game.
The fifteen guests, now all inside the House, begin to discuss how crazy it is that they are in the Big Brother house. Isabella immediately takes a liking to Corinne, believing that the two could be great friends on first impressions alone. The majority of the House is very fond of Kyle and his positive personality, especially Quinn and Tanner. On the other hand, some of the women are annoyed by Simon’s overly flirtatious and domineering first impression.
The fifteen HouseGuests gather in the living room for introductions. During this time, HouseGuests begin to form opinions of each other. Anna and Simon both rub some of the HouseGuests the wrong way through their general demeanor and attitude - Anna is seen by some as somewhat negative, while Simon is seen as pompous and arrogant along with domineering. Meanwhile, Tanner leaves mostly positive impressions - the HouseGuests are fond of his sense of humor. The House also thinks positively of Earl and his kindness.
After introductions, the fifteen HouseGuests all compete in the first Head of Household competition of the season; Isabella ends up winning the competition.
Isabella is overjoyed to be the first Head of Household, but she is also wary of misusing her power. She decides that her best course of action is to target HouseGuests that aren’t very well-liked by the rest of the House to avoid burning bridges early on. She asks the House who they want nominated; Anna and Simon are mentioned the most often. During these talks, Isabella bonds well with Lily, who is close with James. Together, this gives Isabella a tight alliance of three that she can build off of. Lily suggests that Isabella nominates a pawn alongside either Anna or Simon; she suggests Corinne, Earl, Nick, and Tanner as potential pawns due to being well-liked by the House. Isabella is hesitant on nominating any of those suggestions - she knows that they would all probably be safe, but also fears losing one of them just in case the House flips on her. Therefore, she considers a pawn that she doesn’t care much about - in this case, Francesca. Francesca is a good pawn in Isabella’s eyes because she isn’t disliked by anyone in the House, but also doesn’t have many strong bonds with anyone. Lily argues that this makes it even easier to have Francesca evicted on accident, a point that Isabella considers.
At the nomination ceremony, Isabella goes with her gut by nominating Francesca and Simon for eviction, with Simon as her target. Lily shakes her head at the decision, while Francesca is confused as to why she’s on the block.
After the nominations are made, it is announced to the viewing public that the first evicted House Guest will select two HouseGuests to receive a special prize: half of a Secret Veto. The two House Guests that receive these Veto Halves will get one chance each week to “steal” the other Veto Half by guessing which other House Guest has it. The first of the two House Guests to guess correctly will receive a Power of Veto that can be used at any of the following three evictions. The House is not given this information; the winners of the Veto Halves will be informed of the twist once they receive their reward.
Francesca approaches Isabella and asks why she nominated her. Isabella explains that she is the pawn (like she said in her nomination speech) and should not be going home, especially since Simon is so widely disliked in the House. Francesca accepts this reasoning, although she wishes that someone else was on the block instead.
Meanwhile, Brett begins to crush a little on Jennifer. He admits that he has a thing for older women and hopes that Jennifer feels the same way for younger men. She gets along well with him, too, but doesn’t want to pursue anything romantic - after all, showmances make for easy targets in the game. The two form a tight pact to never betray one another and plan on getting to the end together.
Other alliances also begin to form. Kyle and Tanner in particular get along very well the first few days. They quickly form a final two deal together and seek out additional allies. Tanner really likes Nick and invites him to the alliance; Nick enthusiastically accepts the offer, but knows deep down that Tanner is closest to Kyle. Nick suggests that Earl joins the alliance, which Tanner agrees to. The four men decide to stay loyal as long as possible.
At the Veto Player Pick, 3 randomly selected players join the Head of Household (Isabella) and the two nominees (Francesca & Simon) in playing for the Golden Power of Veto. Isabella draws Earl, Francesca draws Corinne, and Simon draws Anna. Later, the six compete in the first Veto competition of the season; Simon, much to the rest of the House’s frustration, manages to snag the power and secures himself safety for the week.
With Simon automatically off the block, Isabella needs to come up with a new target. She rules out targeting Francesca, who she doesn’t see as any sort of threat and has gotten somewhat close to over the week. She strongly considers nominating Anna, who is also disliked by the House; that way, she can get rid of someone she isn’t close to without pissing off the House.
At the Veto ceremony, Simon, as expected, uses the Power of Veto to remove himself from the block. Isabella nominates Anna as the replacement, leaving Anna and Francesca as the final nominees for the week.
After the dust settles, Isabella is fairly confident that Anna will be evicted. However, she puts in work to ensure her eviction just in case. She talks to Corinne, James, and Lily, her three closest friends in the House. All three state that they will vote out Anna as planned. While James and Lily are being truthful, Corinne isn’t sure what she wants to do. She is afraid to go against the House Week 1, but actually likes Anna and sees her as a potential shield down the line.
To get her way, Corinne talks to other HouseGuests to see what people are thinking. She talks with Brett and Jennifer first; Brett heavily leans on voting out Anna, while Jennifer admits that she hasn’t made up her mind. Jennifer states that she has no connection to Francesca and that it would be easy to take her out. Corinne notes this in the back of her mind, thanks the two, and continues on.
Meanwhile, Earl, Kyle, Nick, and Tanner discuss the vote together. They reach a similar conclusion to Corinne - they believe that getting Anna out would be a bad move Week 1 and that Francesca is growing closer to Isabella and her allies and further from them. Conveniently, Corinne joins their conversation and asks how they want to vote. The four men all state that they feel that keeping Anna is better for everyone in the House despite her negative attitude. Corinne concurs with them, stating that she secretly wants to keep Anna but is afraid that she won’t have the numbers. The quartet promises her that Anna will stay.
Earl decides that he could easily take matters into his own hands to flip the vote. He and his alliance already have 4 votes in Anna’s favor; adding Corinne’s vote makes this 5. He realizes that he only needs to flip two more votes to ensure Anna’s safety.
Earl reaches out to Quinn, who isn’t very close to anyone in the House. He feels bad for her, since he really likes her but she’s a bit awkward around new people and thus doesn’t have very many friends in the House. Because of this, he offers an alliance with her, but on one condition - she needs to vote out Francesca instead of Anna. Quinn easily agrees to the deal without much hesitation, to Earl’s delight.
Kyle also works to flip votes. He reaches out to house pariah Simon by saying that keeping Anna is beneficial to his game. Simon is confused by this, until Kyle explains that Anna could potentially be targeted in the future over him, which intrigues him. Simon tells Kyle he’ll think about the vote and thanks him.
Alex, on the other hand, is conflicted by the vote. He has gotten pretty close to Lily during the first week and really likes her, but he also wants to keep Anna in the game. Alex agrees with other HouseGuests that she is good to keep in as a shield, but he fears that going against Lily’s wishes will ruin their friendship within the first week.
At eviction, Isabella, James, Lily, and Francesca are all confident that Anna will be evicted. However, they are all shocked when Francesca is evicted instead by a 9-3 vote. Earl and Kyle smile subtly as a result of the outcome, while Corinne fakes disappointment. Francesca says her goodbyes and walks out the door, becoming the first HouseGuest evicted from the game.
Once Francesca exits, she is informed about the Secret Veto twist after her eviction interview. She is told to choose two House Guests to each receive half of a Secret Veto. Francesca quickly chooses her allies Alex and Isabella before leaving the studio and the game for good.
Week 2 Edit
Before the second Head of Household competition, Alex is called into the Diary Room. He is told that he and one other HouseGuest has received half of a Secret Golden Power of Veto - he is told that the decision was made by someone or some people outside of the game, but is not given specifics. Once Alex accepts his prize and leaves the DR, Isabella is called in and given the same information. Both are told separately that they can guess who has the other Veto Half at any point before the Veto Ceremony each week, but they can only guess once each week. It is explained that if one of the two are evicted before the Secret Veto is formed, the evicted HouseGuest’s Veto Half will be given to a random HouseGuest still in the game.
Afterwards, the remaining HouseGuests (except for Isabella) compete in the second Head of Household competition; Lily wins, keeping power within her group after the previous eviction didn’t go her way.
After Lily’s victory, Alex, Isabella, and James celebrate with her. The three all suggest that Lily nominates Anna and Simon to avoid a pawn going home again. Lily agrees that doing that would be a good idea, but also expresses concern at Simon potentially winning the Power of Veto again. Hearing this, Alex suggests that Lily nominates TWO pawns who actually have connections in the House and thus would stay over Anna or Simon. Lily likes this plan better, but states that she has no idea who to nominate.
Elsewhere, Earl and Quinn begin to bond very well. After consulting Tanner, Earl invites Quinn to be a member of his alliance. He promises Quinn that he’s more loyal to her than any of the other alliance members. Quinn accepts his offer wholeheartedly, excited to be in an alliance after feeling isolated the previous week. Hearing about the new addition to the alliance, Nick joins the pair’s discussion and makes a proposal. He offers a tempting deal - that the three of them go to the end together, with Kyle and Tanner as 4th and 5th in the alliance. Nick explains that the two are big social threats and are calling the shots, making them more likely to be targeted anyways. Earl really likes the idea and accepts, as does Quinn
Isabella crunches the numbers on the past eviction. She knows for certain that Lily and James voted for Anna, which leaves only one other vote in that direction. Isabella remembers Brett’s insistence that Anna goes home and wonders if Corinne voted out Francesca instead of Anna. Isabella decides to confront Corinne on the vote. Corinne readily admits that she voted Francesca out, arguing that Anna would make for a good shield to keep the the two of them in the game longer. Isabella is confused as to why Corinne waited to be confronted to tell the truth, but accepts her reasoning as sound. She states that there are plenty of other chances to get Anna out, which bothers Corinne a bit.
Meanwhile, Alex and Lily work together to come up with two pawns to nominate. After going through their options, they come to the conclusion that Earl, Kyle, and Nick are all well-liked and would definitely stay over both Anna and Simon - they just need to pick which two of them should go on the block.
At the nomination ceremony, Lily nominates Earl and Nick for eviction, promising both of them that they are just pawns for a backdoor plan. This puts Earl and Nick at ease but leaves Anna feeling very nervous.
Almost immediately after the nomination ceremony, Brett decides to confront Jennifer on voting the opposite way that he did. Jennifer apologizes for not keeping Brett in the loop, but states that she always wanted to keep Anna (who she’s actually pretty fond of). She goes on to explain that she respects his decision to vote the opposite way, but wishes that they had communicated about the vote more beforehand. Brett promises Jennifer that he isn’t mad at her and that the two still have a final two deal.
Kyle and Tanner lament that Earl and Nick, two members of their alliance, are on the block - even if they’re pawns. Kyle worries that he could be used as a “pawn” in the future, only to be blindsided just like Francesca was. Quinn eases their worries a little bit by mentioning that Earl and Nick both have social connections in the House to keep them safe, while Francesca had none. Despite this, though, Tanner wonders if it’s too soon in the game to make the first move against Isabella, James, and Lily, who he believes are all closely aligned with each other.
This thought bothers Quinn a little bit, who actually really likes Lily. Because of this, she reaches out to her. Quinn tells Lily that she will do her best to keep her off the block in the coming weeks, warning her that she could become a target in the future. This startles Lily, who thanks Quinn for the heads up and security. Later, Lily shares her fears with Alex and James, who similarly find the conversation alarming. The three promise each other to keep their eyes and ears open throughout the week.
At the Veto Player Pick, Lily draws Jennifer, Earl draws HouseGuest Choice and picks Quinn, and Nick draws Kyle. A few hours later, the second Power of Veto competition takes place; Quinn ends up winning the Golden PoV.
Not long after the competition, Lily calls Quinn up to her HoH room. Lily then asks Quinn to use the Veto on either Earl or Nick so that she can backdoor Simon. Quinn, having made a deal with her earlier in the week, agrees to the request without hesitation. Lily thanks her again for watching her back before Quinn leaves the HoH room.
Meanwhile, Anna spends the remainder of the week trying to get herself in a better position after nearly being evicted the previous week. She strengthens her bonds with Corinne and Jennifer, proposing a three-person alliance between the three of them. Both Corinne and Jennifer agree to the offer, but neither is fully committed to the alliance - Corinne’s strategy is to avoid joining big alliances, while Jennifer’s true loyalty is to Brett. Additionally, both see aligning with Anna as dangerous since she’s such a big target in the House.
At the Veto Ceremony, Quinn announces her decision to use her Power of Veto to remove Earl from the block, claiming that she is returning the favor after he picked her to play in the competition. Lily enacts her backdoor plan by nominating Simon as Earl’s replacement. This leaves Simon and Nick as the final nominees for the week.
Immediately after the Veto Ceremony, Simon blows up on Lily and Quinn and claims that the two are in a tight alliance. Both deny the claims and chastise Simon for his aggression and anger issues. Simon continues to rant towards them and Isabella, arguing that he should stay to get the three out of the House. Tanner snaps, yelling at Simon to grow up and act like a gentleman. As a result, Simon screams at him, too, and Kyle joins in Tanner’s defense. After just a few minutes, Simon is yelling at half the House.
After Simon’s outburst, he isolates himself for a few minutes. During this time, Nick jokes with Corinne about how easy it will be for him to survive the week, which makes Corinne laugh. Corinne admits in the DR that she thinks Nick is attractive, but also states that she has no plans to act on that. She tells the audience that her main goal in the game is to prove that she is independent and can play the game by herself. Nick, meanwhile, states that it’s great to have someone so kind yet so smart like Corinne in the House, but he also worries that other HouseGuests are underestimating Corinne’s strategic ability. He credits her almost entirely with saving Anna the previous week and thus is wary of her in the future.
None of the HouseGuests talk much strategy, since it’s a foregone conclusion that Simon is leaving the House. Unlike Anna, no one sees any strategic value in keeping Simon in - at least, not a benefit that outweighs his over the top and aggressive behavior. Instead, the HouseGuests spend the time until eviction night having fun and getting to know each other better.
On eviction night, Nick is 100% calm and collected, smiling during the entire voting process. By a vote of 11-0… Simon is evicted from the Big Brother House. Simon refuses to hug anyone, calls Nick a smug asshole, flips off Lily, and storms out of the House as the second HouseGuest evicted from the game.
Week 3 Edit
After Simon’s eviction, the remaining HouseGuests (except for Lily) compete in the third Head of Household competition of the season; Tanner ends up winning, shifting power away from Isabella and Lily’s alliance.
With Tanner winning, Lily decides to rally the troops to make sure she and her allies stay safe. She gets Isabella, Corinne, James, and Alex all together to make their five-person alliance official. All five agree, even the independent-thinking Corinne; she reasons that she can only benefit from having bona fide allies to protect her throughout the game. Corinne offers to speak with Tanner to see what he wants to do.
Meanwhile, Tanner celebrates his victory with Kyle. After celebrating, the two bring in Earl, Nick, and Quinn to discuss the plan. Tanner re-states that he wants to go after the Alex/Isabella/James/Lily alliance this week before they can do the same to their alliance. Earl agrees with the idea, but worries about how the alliance will react to targeting them. Quinn suggests a backdoor plan to help lessen this problem, but Tanner doesn’t like that idea very much, either. Nick offers a different approach - he thinks it’s best to nominate one of the alliance’s members as a “pawn” alongside a faux target, then flip the script on that alliance member. Tanner admits he likes the plan a lot, and considers who to nominate.
As time passes, Nick, Kyle, Quinn, and Earl all exit the HOH room. At this point, Corinne decides to talk to Tanner about his plan. Tanner, knowing that Corinne is close to Isabella, lies and states that Anna is his target. Corinne pretends that she’s fine with the decision, but she secretly wants to keep Anna around a little bit longer. Corinne then spreads the information to Isabella, who is ecstatic that she and her allies all seem to be safe for the week.
Elsewhere, Anna notices that alliances are beginning to form and that she’s not being included in them. She decides to reach out to Jennifer again, telling her her fears. Jennifer admits that she feels the same way about the House dynamics, and reveals that she’s close with Brett. Anna suggests that the three of them team up as the three HouseGuests in the middle of a potential alliance war. Jennifer agrees to the deal, mostly to keep Anna happy; deep down, though, Jennifer fears that she could be used as a pawn and accidentally sent home just like Francesca, who was also in the middle. She talks with Corinne about this, too; Corinne tells Jennifer that Tanner wants Anna out, which disappoints Jennifer a bit. Brett, meanwhile, refuses to work with Anna due to his hatred of her. Jennifer begs Brett to have an open mind, but he refuses to hear the idea out.
At the nomination ceremony, Tanner nominates Anna and James for eviction. He claims that Anna is his target at the ceremony, but James is his true target. Tanner targets James in particular because he is well-liked enough to seem like a pawn, but is also very close to both Isabella and especially Lily. Tanner furthermore was too worried about nominating Alex or Lily due to their close relationship.
Speaking of which, Alex and Lily’s friendship has been growing into something else entirely during the past few days. Alex and Lily both separately admit in the DR that they have feelings for each other and want to pursue a showmance. Eventually, Alex makes a move and asks Lily out on a Big Brother date, which Lily readily accepts. The two enjoy each other’s company and are excited for what is to come. However, this also makes them targets in the House, as Tanner and others in the House notice the budding showmance.
This development does not please James very much. He (obviously, as a gay man) doesn’t have feelings for Lily, but prides himself on being her #1 ally. Alex is replacing his spot in that regard, which makes him a little bit jealous. He was best friends with Lily before Alex swooped in and considers throwing Alex under the bus to get him out without getting blood on his hands.
James, after deliberating, decides against this. While he doesn’t like Alex at all and wishes that Lily would hang out with him more, he likes Lily and wants her to be happy in the end. If she wants to spend more time with Alex than with him, there isn’t much he can do without screwing her over. Instead, James decides to spend more time with Corinne and Isabella, hoping to form some sort of three-person deal with them.
Meanwhile, Earl and Quinn discuss their plans for the future of the game. Quinn tells him that she’s worried about Kyle and Tanner in the future, since it’s obvious that they want to take each other to the end. Earl concurs with her and tells her that they and Nick will have to cut those two down eventually to get further in the game. Eventually, the two stop discussing strategy and begin talking about their lives at home and the problems they’re dealing with. Quinn tells Earl that her parents aren’t very accepting of her and her girlfriend, which is why she seemed so down at the start of the game. She tells Earl that his accepting and considerate personality has helped her to feel better and accept herself more. Earl shares experiences of discrimination he has faced in his life due to his race, and the two lament on how cruel the world can be sometimes to innocent people.
Later on, Tanner decides to organize a 3-on-3 basketball tournament with the HouseGuests, with him as the referee. All of the 12 other HouseGuests compete hard and enjoy their time, glad to have some down time and do something fun instead of talking strategy all day. The team of Alex, Corinne, and Nick win the tournament - their prize is slightly larger portions at dinner for the rest of the week. Nick confesses that the tournament was a brilliant idea and that he got to let out his competitive nature a little bit. Alex admits he’s surprised by Corinne’s and Nick’s skill in the tournament, and wonders if he’s been underestimating both of them a little bit. Brett confesses that he absolutely loves basketball and was devastated to lose the tournament, but that he had a lot of fun and appreciated Tanner for organizing such a fun event.
At the Veto Player Pick, Tanner drew Isabella, Anna drew Alex, and James drew Quinn. A few hours later, those six HouseGuests competed for the Golden Power of Veto; Quinn ended up winning the competition, snagging her second Power of Veto in a row.
Quinn finds her win to be bittersweet. On one hand, she can make sure that the eviction goes in her alliance’s favor. On the other hand, though, she worries if her two consecutive Veto wins will make her a target in the House. She feels that she was doing a good job of flying under the radar during the first few weeks and is worried that this could soon come to an end.
Tanner’s discussion with Quinn is very brief, since the two are aligned and know the plan. He simply asks Quinn to keep his nominations the same so that James can be blindsided. Quinn nods in agreement, ending the conversation. Once Tanner walks away, Quinn shakes her head, not liking the power that Tanner has over the rest of the alliance. However, she does admit that it’s smart to get James out and that Tanner and Kyle can wait for another week.
Meanwhile, James doesn’t focus much on strategy, believing that Anna is a shoo-in for getting evicted. Instead, he focuses more on his beef with Alex. James secretly hopes that another HouseGuest decides to target the showmance, which would likely get Alex evicted and let James spend more time with Lily.
At the Veto Ceremony, Quinn announces her decision to keep Tanner’s nominations the same by not using the Power of Veto. Anna feels defeated, while James accepts the choice and keeps his head held high.
Anna decides that she needs to put matters into her own hands, so she asks Tanner if she is going home. Much to her surprise, Tanner explains that his plan is to get James out. Tanner explains to Anna that an alliance between Alex, Isabella, James, Lily, and potentially Corinne has formed and that James is the easiest member of the alliance to evict by surprise. Anna is overjoyed, thanks Tanner for keeping her safe, and waltzes her way to the room where Brett and Jennifer are talking.
Anna tells the two of them that James is in a 4-5 member alliance and that he needs to go. Brett skeptically asks her how she knows this, and Anna responds that Tanner informed her of the alliance and that James is his target. Brett is somewhat surprised by this information, while Jennifer is unfazed. Anna thanks them for considering keeping her and leaves the room. Immediately, Brett tells Jennifer that he still wants Anna out. Jennifer begs him to change his mind, since Anna is a potential number for the two of them while James will only be an adversary. Brett tells Jennifer that the two of them are definitely in the middle of two groups and that they absolutely need to vote together at this eviction. Jennifer agrees, and promises him that she will vote with him even if they both decide to evict Anna instead.
Quinn decides to share her fears about Tanner with Nick. Nick expresses his agreement with her and tells her that he’ll take care of it within the next few weeks. This puts Quinn at ease a little bit, although she feels uneasy that he doesn’t mention a specific plan to her.
At the eviction, James is confident that he will stay in the game. He is very shocked to learn, then, that he’s evicted 6-4 over Anna. Alex, Corinne, Isabella, and Lily are also shocked and saddened by the vote’s outcome, fearing that their alliance has been discovered. James leaves politely, wishing the HouseGuests good luck before exiting the House as the third person evicted from the game.
Week 4 Edit
Once James exits the House, the remaining HouseGuests (minus Tanner) compete in the fourth Head of Household competition; Jennifer ends up winning, leaving most of the other HouseGuests uncertain with their safety.
After her victory, Jennifer celebrates with Brett over securing their safety for the following week. Brett states that this week could easily change the course of the game for good, since the two of them are in the middle of two big alliances. Rather than picking a side immediately, Jennifer decides that she should feel out the House and try to find out who the biggest threats are before settling on nominating anyone.
To do this, Jennifer asks each HouseGuest to come up to her HoH room one-by-one and discuss who they want to target and who they feel threatened by. Anna goes up first and tells Jennifer that she fears she’s being targeted from all directions and that she only trusts her and Corinne. Jennifer promises Anna safety for the week and then sends her back down. Next is Earl, who is wary of the showmance between Alex and Lily but is afraid to make a move against them this early in the game. Jennifer nods in agreement, thanks him, and sends him down.
As these discussions are happening, Alex and Lily begin to get even closer to each other. They had liked each other for a while in the game, but decided to make their romance official. Lily confesses in the DR that Alex is a great guy, but also serves as a meat shield to protect her down the line. Alex tells Lily that he really didn’t want to get into a showmance because those partnerships always end up being targeted, but that she’s just too sweet to pass up.
More and more HouseGuests talk with Jennifer in the HoH room, with many of Earl’s allies repeating his sentiments. Nick and Quinn both mention Alex and Lily as potential targets that are hard to go after without becoming a target as a result. Kyle and Tanner mention them, too, but also bring up Isabella as a threat for her connections in the House and her smarts. Jennifer makes sure to remember all of these statements to figure out who to target that week.
The other alliance also targets similar people. Isabella states that she worries if Lily will betray her to keep Alex, but claims that her main targets are Kyle and Tanner, who she sees as big social threats with a lot of friends. Alex says that he’s wary about Nick, who he believes is underestimated by the rest of the House. Lily mainly echoes Isabella’s idea of getting Kyle and Tanner out. Corinne is the last to talk with Jennifer. Corinne states that Jennifer should make a big move this week due to her spot in the middle. If she were to nominate big threats from one side, the players on the other side will trust her a lot more. Jennifer ponders this statement, thanks Corinne, and discusses with Brett who should go on the block.
She points out that many people in the House want Alex and Lily to be separated, but are too afraid to do it themselves. Jennifer argues that she can make herself a lot of allies by going after them, even if she makes enemies, too. Brett wonders if she should make a less risky move, like going after Kyle and Tanner, which Jennifer considers. He argues that going after those two would make her allies without making her as many enemies. Jennifer sees the value in this, but also states that half the House is already going after them. She believes the move could be a waste. Jennifer is left with a lot to consider for the nomination ceremony.
Nick wonders with Earl what Jennifer will do with her power. Earl hopes that she goes after Alex and Lily, but admits that he wouldn’t mind too much if she went after Kyle and Tanner. He states candidly that, despite being aligned with them, the pair is a huge threat in the game and Jennifer could get all the blood on her hands for the move instead of on his.
At the nomination ceremony, Jennifer shocks a lot of the HouseGuests by nominating Alex and Lily for eviction, citing their close relationship as the reason they’re on the block. Alex accepts the decision, but Lily is absolutely defeated.
After the nominations, Lily decides to have a talk with Jennifer. She asks her if she’s the main target or if Alex is. Jennifer honestly states that she isn’t sure - she just wants to split up the pair. Lily dejectedly thanks her for explaining and leaves without saying much else. Jennifer worries if she made the wrong move after seeing Lily’s disappointment, but Brett promises her that Lily’s mood will improve in time.
Seeing Lily’s disappointment, Earl decides to capitalize on the emotions. He tells Lily that he’s in an alliance with Quinn and Nick and offers her a deal. She will not be an official member of the alliance, but he and his allies with do everything they can to keep her safe for as long as possible. He promises her that pretty much everyone in the House will keep her over Alex, which improves Lily’s mood a bit. She thanks him for the offer and also promises to keep him safe, though she isn’t sure if she can keep Quinn and Nick safe, too.
Meanwhile, Isabella tries to figure out who has the other half of the Secret Veto. No one has taken hers yet, so she knows that she still has a chance of getting the power. Believing that America decided who received the Veto Halves, she wonders who could be popular enough to receive the prize - she feels like Kyle and Tanner are the most popular, but she already guessed both of them to no avail. She then wonders if the showmance is well-liked. She eventually decides to guess Lily this week and Alex next week.
At the Veto Player Pick, Jennifer draws Kyle, Alex draws Isabella, and Lily draws Brett. A few hours later, those six HouseGuests all compete for the Golden Power of Veto; Isabella ends up winning the power.
Isabella knows that she’s going to use the Power of Veto on one of the nominees, since she’s aligned with both; she just needs to decide which one to use it on. She’s closer with Lily and debates using the Veto for that reason, but she could also see Lily staying against another nominee if Alex was saved. Isabella weighs the risks and rewards to try and decide.
Alex and Lily also realize that Isabella’s going to use the Veto, so they try and campaign with Jennifer to get a different target nominated on the block. They campaign against both Kyle and Tanner, who have a lot of allies, perform pretty well in competitions, and have great social games. Jennifer considers the move, but also worries about making even more enemies than she already has by making such a move. She doesn’t promise the pair anything, but thanks them for trying.
With Lily on the block, Earl decides to tell Nick and Quinn about his deal with her. He’s worried that they will be mad for not consulting them before making the move. However, both Nick and Quinn are really supportive of the move, especially since it gives them options beyond clinging to Kyle and Tanner for the entire game. Earl’s relieved that they are supportive, and asks them to do their best to make sure Lily survives the week.
Nick decides to take matters into his own hands by going to Isabella to see who she wants to save. Isabella admits that she’s leaning on saving Alex, hoping that the replacement nominee will be evicted over Lily. Nick is blunt with Isabella, telling her that Jennifer will probably nominate Corinne to ensure that the showmance is split up. This news disappoints Isabella, but helps her reconsider what she should do.
At the Veto Ceremony, Isabella follows Nick’s advice by using her Power of Veto on Lily. Jennifer nominates Corinne as her replacement, stating matter-of-factly that she is guaranteed to survive over Alex. Corinne simply nods, showing no reaction towards being nominated.
Afterwards, Lily thanks Isabella for saving her, but expresses sadness that Alex is almost definitely going home. Isabella is honest with Lily, telling her that she almost saved Alex with the hope that Jennifer would nominate Kyle or Tanner, but that she was convinced to have a change of heart. Lily immediately knows what had happened, and is very grateful that she changed her mind.
Lily then goes to Earl, Nick, and Quinn, graciously thanking them for doing whatever they did to get Isabella to save her from the block. All three tell her that it was no problem and that they’re grateful that she wants to work with them. The three look forward to a great game to come.
Not much strategizing occurs, as pretty much everybody is set on evicting Alex from the game. Lily wants Alex to stay, but, after talking to the other HouseGuests, realizes that it will be impossible to keep him. Still, Lily vows to stay true to him until the end by not voting him out.
At the eviction, Alex is evicted 8-1 as expected. He wishes Lily the absolute best of luck, thanks everyone for a great game, and leaves the House cheerfully as the fourth HouseGuest evicted from the game. Once he leaves, it is revealed to the audience that his Veto Half has been transferred to Earl.
Week 5 Edit
Round 1 Edit
After Alex’s eviction, the remaining houseguests (except for Jennifer) compete in the fifth Head of Household competition of the season; Earl wins the competition, finally giving his three-person alliance power in the House.
Earl celebrates briefly with Nick and Quinn before they discuss their plans for the week. Quinn wonders aloud if it’s time to go after Kyle and Tanner. Earl believes that it’s the perfect time, but he doesn’t want to nominate them outright. Instead, he thinks that he should pretend to continue going after the remnants of the opposing alliance to keep them at ease. Nick admits that he’s worried about what the two will do when they’re betrayed, but that it needs to be done now that his alliance has power.
The alliance then debates who should go up as pawns. Quinn says that Isabella works very well as a faux target and a backup target in case the backdoor plan fails. Earl agrees, and wonders if Corinne should be the second pawn. Nick interjects and disagrees, stating that nominating her instead of Lily would reveal the deal they have with Lily and the backdoor plan in one fell swoop. In reality, Nick likes Corinne and wants to keep her safe, but Earl and Quinn are unaware of this. Earl doesn’t like the plan, but figures that they can explain the situation to Lily to make things right.
Meanwhile, Corinne talks with Lily, comforting her after Alex’s eviction. Lily tells her that she feels unsure and alone after being separated from him. She then states she’s embarrassed that she even feels this way and that she promised herself that she’d be independent in this game. Corinne admits that it’s hard to pass up a showmance, candidly stating that she likes Nick a lot. Lily asks her if she’s considered a showmance; Corinne admits that she has, but she’s rejected the idea because she wants to play an independent game. Plus, she knows the showmance will go just as well as Alex and Lily’s did.
At that moment, Earl and Nick come up to the pair. Earl tells Lily to come up to his HoH room alone. Lily, knowing what might be discussed, simply smiles and heads up. While they’re in the room, Corinne and Nick sit awkwardly with each other for a minute or two before they end up confessing their feelings for each other. Nick admits that he put in work to keep Corinne off the block, simply because he likes her. Corinne blushes, confessing that she has a thing for him, too, but emphasizes that she doesn’t want a showmance. Nick agrees, saying that showmances make for huge targets. However, he hopes the two can subtly watch out for each other throughout the game. Corinne accepts the agreement, and wonders aloud if the two could become the final two. Nick states that would be crazy, says goodbye to Corinne, and heads off into another room.
In the HoH room, Earl lets Lily know that she’s going on the block as a pawn. Lily is disappointed by the news, but she’s happy that Kyle or Tanner will be backdoored. Earl says he’s leaning on backdooring Tanner, since he’s actually won competitions while Kyle has not. Plus, he believes it will be easier to get the votes to evict Tanner than to evict Kyle. Lily wishes Earl luck with his plans and leaves the HoH room in positive spirits.
At the nomination ceremony, Earl nominates Isabella and Lily for eviction, pretending that Isabella is his target and that Lily, as her closest ally, is just a pawn.
Voting History Edit
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6||Week 7||Week 8||Week 9||Week 10||Finale|
|Day 29||Day 36||Day 50||Day 57||Day 64||Day 69|
| Head of|
|Tanner||Francesca||Simon||Head of Household||Alex|
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