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This season is followed by Big Brother 2 (MATT DB).
- 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. This Veto was found and used by Isabella in Week 5.
- 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|
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6||Week 7||Week 8||Week 9||Week 10|
|Day 29||Day 36||Day 50||Day 57||Day 64||Day 71||Finale|
|Key:||HOH||Nominated||Rep.: Post-POV Nominee||SPOV: Post-SPOV Nominee||POV Holder||Secret POV Holder||Evicted||Jury Member||Runner-Up||Winner|
Episode 1 (HOH)
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.
Episode 2 (Nominations)
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.
Episode 3 (POV)
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.
Episode 4 (Eviction)
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.
Episode 5 (HOH/Nominations)
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.
Episode 6 (POV)
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.
Episode 7 Part 1 (Eviction)
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.
Episode 7 Part 2 (HOH)
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.
Episode 8 (Nominations)
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.
Episode 9 (POV)
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.
Episode 10 Part 1 (Eviction)
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.
Episode 10 Part 2 (HOH)
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.
Episode 11 (Nominations)
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.
Episode 12 (POV)
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.
Episode 13 Part 1 (Eviction)
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 (Round 1)
Episode 13 Part 2 (HOH)
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.
Episode 14 (Nominations)
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.
Episode 15 (POV)
Once the nominations are revealed, Isabella storms into the HoH room and demands an explanation. Earl tells her that she’s not actually the target, and that he wants to backdoor Tanner that week. This relieves Isabella a bit, but she’s still worried about the plan failing.
Elsewhere, Kyle and Tanner play pool together and discuss the game. Kyle tells Tanner that he finds it suspicious that Earl barely talked to the two of them about the plan before his nominations. He wonders if Earl isn’t as close to them as they thought. Tanner assures Kyle that the decision this week was an easy one, so there wasn’t much strategy to discuss. Kyle candidly states that he can tell that something is up and that he’s wary of Earl’s motives.
Anna, meanwhile, worries that she’s still a target in the House. She hates that she doesn’t have very many strong allies, and worries that Corinne and Jennifer don’t care very much about her safety in the House. To try and mend this, Anna spends more and more time bonding with the two of them. Corinne states in the DR that, while she isn’t the biggest fan of Anna, she appreciates having another loyal ally at her disposal. Plus, she doesn’t want her efforts to keep her in the game the first round to be a waste. Jennifer, meanwhile, wants nothing to do with Anna. She confesses in the Diary Room that Anna is very, very annoying and overly negative. She feels a bit bad that Anna doesn’t have many allies or friends, but not very bad.
Eventually, Jennifer leaves Anna and Corinne to spend time with Brett. The two continue to bond, sharing dinner together and generally enjoying each other’s company. Brett tells Jennifer that she’s like a mother to him, a comment that Jennifer jokingly gets offended by. The two share laughs and discuss the game together. Both agree that they feel closest to Kyle and Tanner in the game, but are willing to work with anyone to get further in the game.
Just before the players are picked for Veto, Kyle decides to see if he and Tanner have gotten more distant from Earl, Nick, and Quinn. He joins the trio in discussion, and the four discuss their lives back home. Quinn admits to the group that she’s feeling a bit homesick, especially missing her girlfriend, Katie. Kyle says that he’s been getting homesick, too, wishing that his fiance would be the one cooking in the House instead of Jennifer. Earl chimes in, stating that he has to cook all the meals at home because his girlfriend is a terrible, terrible cook. He then apologizes to her for that remark, but says that he’s not kidding. Nick feels a bit left out of the conversation, since he’s a bit less experienced in relationships than the other three and thus doesn’t have a significant other back at home. He states in the DR that this has its positives, though - he doesn’t feel nearly as homesick as the others, which could give him a mental edge. After the conversation, Kyle feels a bit more at ease, but still wonders if he’s #4 or #5 in the alliance.
At the Veto Player Pick, Earl draws Tanner, Isabella draws Jennifer, and Lily draws Kyle. Earl is disappointed that both Kyle and Tanner got picked in the competition. A few hours later, the fifth Power of Veto competition is held; Kyle ends up winning the competition, potentially ruining Earl’s backdoor plan.
Kyle confesses that he’s very glad to have won the Veto, since it guarantees him protection from being backdoored even if he uses the Veto. He reasons that he should probably not use the Veto at all to keep Tanner safe, too, just in case the two of them are going to get betrayed.
Earl expresses his disappointment in the competition’s outcome to Nick and Quinn, who echo his feelings. They state that they might as well evict Isabella, since she would likely go after them if she won HoH anyways. This satisfies Earl a little bit, but makes him worried about when he might get a chance to go after Kyle and Tanner again. Nick wonders if Earl can trick Kyle to use the Veto on Lily so that they can get Tanner out after all. Earl says the plan is far-fetched, but is worth a try.
Earl finds Kyle and asks him about his plan. Kyle tells Earl that he’s not going to use the Veto so that Isabella can be evicted. Earl then makes his pitch - he wonders out loud if using the Veto on Lily so that Corinne can be nominated as the replacement would make Isabella’s eviction even more certain. Kyle considers it very briefly before realizing that such a move would be pointless - his vote, along with Nick’s vote, Tanner’s vote, and Quinn’s vote is enough to force a tie, which Earl would break to evict Isabella. He brings this up to Earl, who pretends to realize that he hadn’t crunched the numbers well enough before leaving. Kyle sees through Earl’s ruse and decides to let Tanner know that he’s being sketchy.
Tanner panics. He wants to confront Earl and attack him for even considering the betrayal. Kyle manages to calm him down, stating that it’s just part of the game, but Tanner is still pissed off over the attempted backstab. He vows revenge on Earl and his allies, and Kyle makes sure to rub it in his face that he was right all along about Earl’s motives.
At the Veto Ceremony, Kyle acts as expected by not using the Power of Veto on either nominee. This leaves Isabella and Lily as the final nominees for the week.
Or so everybody thought. After Kyle announces his decision and states his reasoning, Isabella stands up. She announces to the House that she has a Secret Power of Veto that she has decided to use on herself. The host confirms that the Veto is valid, meaning that Isabella is safe and that Earl has to name a replacement nominee. Earl stands up, apologizes profusely in advance, and nominates Tanner in Isabella’s place. Tanner angrily sits in the nomination chair as the ceremony is adjourned.
Episode 16 Part 1 (Eviction #1)
Once the ceremony is over, Kyle heads off into a bedroom and sits alone, shocked at what occurred. Tanner, meanwhile, takes a much less calm approach and confronts Earl for his nomination. Earl explains to Tanner that his decision was merely strategic and not personal. Tanner calls this “bullsh*t” and accuses Earl of being a two-timing backstabber. Earl and Tanner continue their verbal tirade as the rest of the House uncomfortably watches. Eventually, Earl tells Tanner to f*ck off and storms away.
After calming down a little bit, Tanner begins to campaign for votes to stay over Lily. He starts with Brett and Jennifer, telling them that he will be 100% loyal to the two of them if they keep him in the game. The two shock Tanner by being very receptive to the offer, stating that Earl, Nick, and Quinn are too close of an alliance anyways. Tanner thanks them for the support and heads off to campaign to others.
His next campaign is for Anna. Tanner outright tells Anna that she has no alliances, but that he will be loyal to her if he can stay in the game. Anna is similarly receptive, open to pretty much anything at that point. This lightens Tanner’s mood up even more, considering that he already has 4 votes to stay and needs just one more to ensure his safety.
He campaigns hard to Corinne and Isabella, but they aren’t as receptive. Both are pretty close to Lily and don’t see the benefit in betraying her, which disappoints Tanner. He doesn’t give up, though, telling both of them that his only targets are Earl, Nick, and Quinn and that the two of them are perfectly safe for the time being.
At the eviction, both Lily and Tanner nervously await the results. By a vote of 4-4, the vote is tied between Lily and Tanner. Earl is responsible for casting the deciding vote. He announces to the House that he has decided to evict Tanner from the game. Tanner hugs the people that voted for him to stay, tells Earl to screw himself, and leaves the House in a huff as the fifth HouseGuest evicted from the game.
Week 5 (Round 2)
Episode 16 Part 2 (Eviction #2)
Immediately after Tanner’s eviction, it is announced to the remaining HouseGuests that another person will be leaving the House that night. The remaining HouseGuests rush outside and they all (except for Earl) compete in the sixth Head of Household competition; in an intense battle, Lily manages to win the power.
The HouseGuests all head inside. Lily talks frantically with Corinne, Isabella, Earl, Nick, and Quinn before heading back into the living room. There, she nominates Anna and Kyle for eviction. Seconds later, Lily draws Corinne, Anna draws Jennifer, and Kyle draws Brett for the Veto competition. Afterwards, Jennifer pulls out a win, earning herself the Golden Power of Veto.
Jennifer discusses feverishly with Brett on what she should do. After discussing, the HouseGuests gather in the living room again. Jennifer announces that she has decided not to use the Power of Veto on either nominee, admitting that she wants to keep Brett safe. Anna and Kyle both nod, but are disappointed. Anna tells the House that she will only target Earl and his alliance and that the others should vote for her to stay to gain a number. Kyle takes another approach, claiming that he’s not mad at any of the other HouseGuests and that, should he stay, he’ll consider aligning with anyone.
The HouseGuests all vote. By a vote of 5-2… Anna is evicted from the Big Brother House. Anna is shocked to have been evicted, fully expecting Kyle to go, but she accepts her fate. She thanks the HouseGuests for spending five weeks with her and leaves the House in relatively high spirits as the sixth HouseGuest evicted from the game.
Episode 17 (HOH/Nominations)
Once Anna leaves the House, the remaining nine HouseGuests gather in the living room for an important announcement. There, the host announces that all nine of them have officially made it to the jury phase of the game - any HouseGuest that is evicted from this point onwards will become part of the jury, will live in sequester, and will vote for one of the two finalists to win at the end of the game. Additionally, they are told that they have reached the halfway point of the game - five weeks have passed, and five weeks remain.
After the announcement, Brett, Corinne, Earl, Isabella, Jennifer, Kyle, Nick, and Quinn compete in the seventh Head of Household competition of the season; after many hours, Quinn is the last one standing, securing her first HoH win of the season.
Due to her victory, Quinn celebrates having power for another week with Earl and Nick. The three decide to discuss their options for the week - they could target Corinne/Isabella, Brett/Jennifer, or Kyle. Nick suggests that she goes after Brett and Jennifer, who are lowkey threats and are pretty close with Kyle. Earl, on the other hand, wants to try and get Isabella out, since she’s a competition threat that lucked out with her Secret Veto the previous week. Quinn is conflicted, since she sees benefits in going after both groups. She jokes that she wishes she could get all three of them out this week.
Meanwhile, Brett and Jennifer discuss how each week gets exponentially more boring with less and less people. Jennifer says that she hopes Simon comes back and starts screaming at everybody just to make things a little more interesting. Brett wonders if the whole House could do some sort of fun bonding activity to celebrate making jury. He claims to be bored of all the strategy talk and just wants to unwind.
Brett goes around the House, letting everybody know that the entire House will get to know each other better and celebrate making it past the halfway point of the game. That night, Big Brother gives the HouseGuests alcohol to liven things up a bit. Eventually, Kyle gets really drunk and tries to kiss Brett, much to the amusement of the other HouseGuests. Elsewhere in the backyard, Corinne and Nick talk about their dreams, hopes, and fears. Nick confesses in the DR that it’s very hard for him to resist a romance with Corinne, and Corinne feels similarly.
The fun goes on late into the night, although half of the HouseGuests are already passed out. Jennifer talks with Quinn, who she hadn’t talked to much in the game before. The two realize they have a lot in common - both feel pretty homesick, are naturally introverted, and share similar interests in hiking and running. Jennifer admits that she’s glad Brett organized the event, as it helped her get to know others in the House better. She regrets spending so much time with Brett alone, as it stopped her from making closer friends in the House.
Isabella, meanwhile, is confused over the results of the previous eviction. She was sure that Kyle was the target, but he stayed in a not-so-close vote. She discusses this with Lily. Lily figures that Earl, Nick, and Quinn must have voted with Brett and Jennifer in getting rid of Anna, but she isn’t 100% sure why. Isabella wonders if Anna’s aggressive speech got her evicted. Lily laughs at the idea, but reasons that it could be possible. After all, Kyle made himself sound open to everybody, while Anna directly targeted the trio. Eventually, the two get tired and head off to bed.
After a while, everybody eventually wakes up, though some of the HouseGuests are hungover. Quinn announces to the House that she’s not in a good state of mind for strategy talk at the moment, and that people should wait a few hours before heading to her HoH room. Earl, on the other hand, feels sharper mentally and acts as a sort of representative for Quinn. He hears pleas and deals from other HouseGuests and promises to remember to tell them to Quinn. This behavior annoys Jennifer. She feels that Earl is gloating about being safe for the week and is too secure in his alliance. She vows to go after him and his alliance at the earliest possible opportunity.
A few hours later, Earl tells Quinn about what he’s heard from the other HouseGuests. He says that Corinne and Isabella want to go after Brett, Jennifer, and Kyle, while the others want to go after Isabella. Quinn pessimistically states that she’s sure some of those HouseGuests are actually after their alliance and are lying. Earl agrees with this, but says that there isn’t much they can do about that other than continuing to win power.
Elsewhere, Brett and Jennifer decide that they should make their alliance with Kyle official. The three all meet and state that they have no choice but to join together against Earl, Nick, and Quinn’s power alliance. The trio vows to get them all out at all costs. Kyle apologizes to Brett for his actions the previous night, which Brett forgives him for - after all, living in an isolated House for over five weeks plus alcohol can make anyone act crazily. Jennifer states that she is really fond of both of them and hopes that the trio can make it to the final three. Brett and Kyle agree before going their separate ways in the House.
At the nomination ceremony, Quinn decides to nominate Corinne and Isabella for eviction, with Isabella as her target and Corinne as the pawn. Nick is disappointed that he couldn’t keep Corinne safe, but he knew that there was no logical reason not to nominate her.
Episode 18 (POV)
After nominations, Isabella heads up to the HoH room to talk to Quinn. She asks her why she targeted her over Brett, Jennifer, or Kyle, who seem to be a strong trio. Quinn honestly states that she doesn’t believe the three are working together, and that Brett and Jennifer are loosely associated with Kyle at best. Isabella strongly disagrees, ominously stating that Quinn will regret her decision in the coming weeks. Quinn rolls her eyes and dismisses Isabella from the room, upset at being criticized so heavily.
Earl decides to comfort Quinn afterwards. She wonders aloud if she’s not thick-skinned enough to play the game and if she even has any chance at winning. Earl promises her that she does, and that Isabella is likely saying anything she can to keep herself safe since she knows she’d leave over Corinne in a vote. This cheers Quinn up a little bit, but she still wonders if she made the wrong decision. Earl says that there are plenty of weeks to go after Brett and Jennifer and that they still have Lily on their side. Quinn thanks Earl for being her friend throughout the game, which makes Earl smile.
Meanwhile, Nick apologizes to Corinne, stating that he tried to shift the target onto Brett and Jennifer but was ultimately unsuccessful. He believes that Quinn is somewhat close to Jennifer and didn’t want to put her on the block. Corinne forgives him, stating that she feels pretty safe on the block alongside Isabella, who would have been evicted previously if not for a twist. Nick offers for her to work with him should Isabella go home, which Corinne accepts - but she wants to do it secretly. She fears that being an explicit number on his side would result in her getting targeted, which Nick agrees with. Nick admits that he feels like everybody outside of his alliance is going after him and his allies, which Corinne honestly says isn’t far from the truth. However, she tells him that, if she won HoH, she would nominate Brett and Jennifer. This comforts Nick a little bit before he jokes that Corinne hasn’t won a single competition. Corinne jokingly tells him to f*ck off, and the two share a few laughs before Nick heads back to the HoH room.
Brett and Jennifer celebrate avoiding the block. Both agree that Quinn made the wrong decision, as Isabella wasn’t going to target her but they will. Jennifer admits to Brett that she really likes Quinn and would probably spare her from the block in the event that she won HoH. Brett agrees, saying that Quinn is a really nice girl when she breaks out of her shell. The two talk about the other HouseGuests - both find Isabella inspiring yet threatening, see Corinne as somewhat of a floater, believe Earl to be the biggest threat in the House, see Nick as smarter than he lets on, Lily as a very sweet girl, and Kyle as the nicest and funniest person in the entire game. Brett admits that he’s shocked that he likes the majority of the HouseGuests left, as he fully expected to hate everybody in the game. Jennifer is also thankful that most of the personalities in the House are manageable instead of over-the-top and abrasive.
Kyle, meanwhile, is upset with himself for his actions the previous night. He says in the DR that he hopes his fiance wasn’t watching and is afraid that he could get mad at him for trying to kiss Brett while drunk. Kyle regrets drinking at all, since he always makes terrible decisions when he’s drunk. He apologizes to his fiance in the DR and hopes that their relationship isn’t strained by his actions. Kyle hates his reputation as the “funny guy” in the House, since it’s resulted in everybody thinking his antics were joking around and being hilarious when he was actually a drunk mess.
At the Veto Player Pick, Quinn draws Jennifer, Corinne draws Brett, and Isabella draws Nick. A few hours later, the seventh Power of Veto competition is held; Brett surpasses the others, securing himself the Golden Power of Veto.
Just minutes after winning Veto, Brett lets Quinn know that he’s not using the Power of Veto. He is aware that if he uses it, Jennifer or Kyle will go on the block as the replacement and while likely be voted off. Quinn says that she didn’t want him to use the Veto, anyways, since Isabella is her true target.
Isabella is absolutely distraught over just barely losing the competition to Brett, and feels that her fate is officially sealed. She jokes that she wishes she had another Secret Veto to save herself with again. This makes Corinne laugh, but she is also very sad to be nominated alongside her best friend in the House. The two decide to spend the day together, playing each other in pool and having a genuine good time.
Meanwhile, the four guys in the House hang out in the hot tub, talking about how the women have been running the game. Of the seven Heads of Household so far, five were women and only two were men. Nick says that he’s fine with only the women winning HoH as long as it keeps him in the game, although he admits he’s disappointed that he hasn’t won a competition yet. Kyle also wishes he could win a competition and jokes that he never knew how much of a weakling he must be. Brett interjects, saying that at least the four of them survived the four-week period where four men left in a row: Simon, James, Alex, and Tanner. Earl jokes that a men’s alliance would never work between the four of them, since they love the women too much. Brett laughs, but Kyle and Nick find the joke a bit distasteful and look on uncomfortably.
At the Veto Ceremony, Brett predictably decides not to use the Power of Veto on either nominee, leaving Corinne and Isabella as the final nominees.
Episode 19 Part 1 (Eviction)
Isabella tries her hardest to campaign for votes. She knows she already has Lily’s vote, so she needs just three more votes to ensure her safety. She campaigns to Brett, Jennifer, and Kyle, believing those three to be the most likely to vote for her to stay. Her pitch is that she is going to target Earl, Nick, and Quinn, while she isn’t so sure if Corinne would do the same. The three nod, second guessing their decision to evict her. They do believe that she would keep them safe and that Corinne wouldn’t do the same, and wonder if Isabella could be a valuable ally and a shield for their side.
Eventually, word gets back to Nick that the vote has flipped to evict Corinne. Nick is shocked by this and tries his hardest to flip the vote back. He tells Kyle that Corinne admitted that she wanted to throw the HoH to someone outside of his alliance so that Earl and Quinn could get nominated alongside each other. Although this is a lie, Kyle believes it and relays the information back to Brett and Jennifer. The trio is conflicted - both Corinne and Isabella seem to want Earl, Nick, and Quinn out - it’s just a matter of who is more valuable to their alliance.
Corinne and Isabella spend the rest of the week hanging out more together, deeply saddened that they will be split up on eviction night. Corinne admits that she isn’t sure what she’s going to do in the game should Isabella leave, and Isabella replies with similar feelings. Corinne does admit to her that she’s forming bonds with Nick to stay in that alliance’s good graces while simultaneously pretending to target them, which she believes will keep her safe for a few weeks. Isabella praises Corinne for her strategy, but also warns her that she should avoid winning HoH so that she doesn’t have to pick a side right away.
On eviction night, Corinne and Isabella hold hands waiting for the results. By a vote of 5-1… Isabella is evicted from the Big Brother House. She hugs Corinne and Lily very tightly, wishes everybody good luck, and walks out of the House as the seventh HouseGuest evicted from the game and the first member of the jury.
Episode 19 Part 2 (HOH)
After Isabella’s eviction, Brett, Corinne, Earl, Jennifer, Kyle, Lily, and Nick compete in the eighth Head of Household competition of the season; Jennifer manages to pull out a win, shifting power away from Earl’s alliance.
Episode 20 (Nominations)
Brett and Kyle are overjoyed, celebrating joyously that Earl, Nick, and Quinn are finally without power in the House. Jennifer joins them soon after, where she is greeted to enthusiastic congratulations. Brett and Kyle emphasize the importance of getting Earl or Quinn out of the game. Jennifer tells them that she knew deep down that she HAD to win that competition or she would almost definitely be evicted. Kyle admits that it feels great to finally get revenge on the people that took Tanner out of the game in Week Five.
On the other hand, Earl, Nick, and Quinn are distraught at the results of the competition. All three know for sure that Jennifer is after them. Quinn hopes that whichever one of them that doesn’t get nominated can win the Veto to force someone outside of their alliance onto the block. Nick is skeptical if this is even worthwhile, as they don’t have the votes as it stands to keep an alliance member safe. The three vow to get revenge on Jennifer should she target them.
Jennifer asks for advice from Brett and Kyle on who she should nominate. Both suggest nominating Earl as the target, which Jennifer agrees with. They all believe that Earl is the leader of the alliance and the glue holding Nick and Quinn together; they think that getting Earl out will help to weaken the alliance and could potentially cause it to split altogether. The trio disagrees, however, on who should be nominated alongside him as a pawn. Brett suggests nominating Quinn - since Quinn has won a lot of Vetos in the past, nominating her will make sure that either she or Earl will remain on the block afterwards. Kyle, however, is worried about that plan, since Quinn could be seen as a bigger threat and could even get evicted over Earl should they be nominated together. He believes that Nick is a better pawn, since he hasn’t won any competitions and is more well-liked by the House. Jennifer is unsure of which option she likes best, but both Brett and Kyle tell her that it’s ultimately her decision who goes on the block.
Meanwhile, Corinne and Lily discuss their place in the game now that Isabella is evicted. The two women agree that they are in a good spot, as both groups trust them and are keeping them safe. Lily wonders if she and Corinne could make it all the way to the end just by slipping under the radar and letting the two major alliances take each other out. Corinne admits to Lily that her strategy from the beginning was to play the game subtly and fly under the radar until the end, but she’s worried that her strategy won’t earn her jury votes. Lily tells Corinne that she would vote for her in a jury situation, which Corinne smirks at. Corinne tells the DR that she feels she could win a jury vote pretty handily just by social bonds, but that there are a few big threats in the House that would beat her - notably, most of the men in the House. She continues by saying that her ideal plan is getting to the final three with herself, Brett, and Lily, at which point she’d easily waltz to the end.
At the nomination ceremony, Jennifer nominates Earl and Nick for eviction. She tells them that it was a hard decision, but that she needs to make a move now before Earl gets complete control of the game. She assures Nick that he’s just a pawn before adjourning the ceremony.
Episode 21 (POV)
Both Earl and Nick hug Jennifer, pretending to accept the nominations in stride. Secretly, though, both of them want to get their revenge on her down the line. Quinn heads up to the HoH room to thank Jennifer for keeping her off the block. Jennifer acknowledges this, but tells her honestly that she can’t guarantee her safety for the rest of the week. Quinn nods, secretly hoping that both Earl and Nick lose Veto so she can stay safe.
To deal with being nominated a little bit, Earl and Nick both host a pool tournament with the entire House. Earl says in the DR that he loves hosting little events for the House, as they provide a nice break from strategizing - which can get very tiring. However, he does add that these games have helped his social standing in the House and may convince some HouseGuests to keep him around. In the first round, Jennifer narrowly beats Corinne while Quinn destroys Lily. Kyle bests Brett, and Earl’s competitive nature leaves Nick in the dust. In the second round, Jennifer and Earl advance to the championship, where Jennifer lands enough trick shots to beat Earl in an upset. Jennifer is overjoyed, telling the DR that she’s simply too competitive and, tooting her own horn, skilled at pool to lose the tournament. Earl hopes that Jennifer’s besting of him in the pool tournament won’t transfer into the Big Brother game.
A few hours later, the host calls the eight remaining HouseGuests into the living room. All of them are nervous, expecting some drastic twist to shake up the game. Instead, though, it is announced that all of them will be competing in a luxury competition, with the winner receiving an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii once the game is over. The remaining HouseGuests are overwhelmingly excited and give it their best in the competition. In the end, only Nick and Brett remain in the running. Nick suddenly drops out, allowing Brett to win the trip. Brett is beyond ecstatic, claiming that his victory is the single best moment in the entire game for him. Nick, meanwhile, admits to the DR that he purposefully lost the challenge to avoid being targeted as a result of winning the trip. He thinks that he isn’t viewed very strategically by the rest of the House, so no one will suspect him of throwing it.
To finish off the exciting night, the HouseGuests are given alcohol again and enjoy the night together. Lily shares with the others how happy she feels to place in the top half of the game, which the others all cheer to. Kyle makes sure to avoid getting as drunk as he did the previous week, wanting to avoid an incident similar to kissing Brett. Jennifer notices this and feels bad, not knowing how serious the incident was and how much it affected him. She, also being relatively sober, decides to pull Kyle aside to talk. He admits to her that he’s afraid his fiance will be mad at him for acting like that, but Jennifer promises him that his fiance will understand that it was drunken and meant nothing. Kyle wonders if he’s even cut out for the game, admitting that he’s slowly losing his sanity. Jennifer says that she feels similarly as well, and that she’s really starting to miss her kid back at home. Kyle is shocked to learn that Jennifer has a child, and asks her what life is like as a single mother. She tells him that it can be very hard at times, especially financially, but she has a loving family that supports her and her experience has only made her stronger. Kyle thanks Jennifer for taking the time to talk with him, and admits in the DR that he would be very happy to see her win the whole thing if he can’t.
The next morning, the Veto Player Pick occurs - Jennifer draws HouseGuest choice and picks Kyle, Earl draws Quinn, and Nick draws Brett. A few hours later, the eighth Power of Veto competition is held; Kyle wins the competition, keeping the power within his alliance.
After the competition, Jennifer discusses with Kyle what he should do with the Veto - not use it. Kyle feels on the same page, but wonders hypothetically what would happen if he used the Veto. If he used it on Earl, Quinn would be nominated in his place and would subsequently be evicted. If he used it on Nick, though, Quinn would still be nominated but the eviction would be hazier. He thinks that Nick and Lily could vote Quinn out instead of Earl, and, should he want Quinn out, his vote would be enough to flip the target. Despite this, Kyle isn’t very sure that the plan is a good idea - it would likely do nothing but piss off Jennifer and put himself in a bad position. Kyle ends up deciding on listening to Jennifer.
Earl does try his hardest to change Kyle’s mind on using the Veto. He tries to convince Kyle that he isn’t as well-connected to the others as the House might think - he has no relationship with Corinne, Jennifer, or Brett, which is almost half of the House. Earl tries to argue that both Nick and Quinn have more connections, but Kyle isn’t so sure if he believes this. Kyle does realize that Nick has a lot of friends, but most of these friends aren’t exactly winning many competitions. Earl’s closest friends are Lily and Quinn, who both have won numerous competitions in the past. Kyle thinks that this alone makes Earl more dangerous than Nick.
Quinn, meanwhile, admits to Nick that she’s kind of glad that Earl lost the competition. Nick is confused by this until Quinn explains that she would definitely be nominated in his place and would likely be evicted. Nick states that, either way, their alliance is down a member and needs to work very hard in the coming weeks to stay in the game. The two wish each other luck, high five, and go their separate ways.
At the Veto Ceremony, Kyle, as suggested by his allies, decides against using the Power of Veto on either nominee, leaving Earl and Nick on the block. Both men are more understanding this time around, as they agree that it wouldn’t have been a very smart move for Kyle to save one of them anyway. Both hope they can rally enough votes to keep themselves safe.
Episode 22 Part 1 (Eviction)
Earl starts campaigning for votes almost immediately. He does tell the DR that he feels guilty campaigning against Nick, one of his closest allies, but he states that his number one goal is to win the game - he has no choice. Earl first starts with Quinn and Lily, who he has the strongest relationships with. Both of them agree pretty easily to vote to keep him, even telling him that they were going to save him regardless. This is already 2 votes against Nick - Earl just needs one more to survive the eviction. Knowing that Brett and Kyle are set on voting him out, he reaches out to Corinne to flip the script.
Corinne tells Earl honestly that she is undecided on who to save but is leaning on saving Nick since she has a better relationship with him. Earl understands, walking away disappointedly. However, things change when Lily asks Corinne to save Earl. Corinne is aware of the deal between Lily and Earl, but didn’t realize just how committed Lily is to it. Corinne is very conflicted after this conversation - she likes Nick more than Earl and sees Earl as the bigger threat, but she doesn’t want to go against her closest ally and friend in the game.
Nick campaigns to stay as well. He easily secures Brett’s and Kyle’s votes, and works on the three women next. He gets unsettling answers from both Lily and Quinn, who practically tell him that they want Earl to stay. Nick campaigns to Corinne, reminding her of their talks about going to the final two together. Nick tells Corinne that while those talks weren’t concrete plans, he legitimately wants to go to the final two with her and will keep her safe until the very end if she keeps him around. This offer tempts Corinne, but she wonders if betraying Lily’s trust is worth such a sweet deal.
At the eviction, Corinne makes her decision. By a vote of 3-2… Earl is evicted from the Big Brother House. Earl is unfazed, fully expecting to be evicted. He wishes the rest of the HouseGuests - especially Nick, Quinn, and Lily - good luck before calmly exiting the House as the eighth HouseGuest evicted from the game and the second member of the jury.
Week 8 (Round 1)
Episode 22 Part 2 (HOH)
After Earl’s eviction, Brett, Corinne, Kyle, Lily, Nick, & Quinn compete in the ninth Head of Household competition of the season; Nick ends up on top, shifting the power back to his shrinking alliance.
Episode 23 (Nominations)
Nick is beyond relieved to win his first competition of the season, especially when the majority of the House is targeting him. Quinn also celebrates, certain she would be the next person evicted had neither Nick nor herself won the competition. Nick almost immediately lets Quinn know that he wants revenge on Jennifer for evicting Earl, with Kyle as a backup target in case she wins the Power of Veto. Quinn agrees; she thinks that Jennifer is the biggest threat to them as an alliance and to her individually and that the pair will have a much easier route to the end with her out of the picture.
Lily is also relieved to be safe for another week, knowing that Nick will likely not break his deal to her. She is worried, though - after all, she voted to evict him the previous week and was pretty sure Corinne would follow suit. Lily decides to confront Corinne about the vote. Corinne honestly tells Lily that keeping Nick was best for her own game and that she made her own, independent decision. Corinne apologizes for not letting Lily know about the vote, but promises her that the two are still aligned until the end. Lily forgives her, but begs her to stay on the same page with her in the future.
HouseGuests begin to make their pleas to Nick to stay safe. Since it’s common knowledge that Quinn will stay safe from the block, there are only five options from Nick to choose from for nominations. This leaves the other HouseGuests, especially Brett, Jennifer, and Kyle, especially nervous. Lily talks with Nick first, bringing up the deal she made with him and his alliance. Nick tells Lily that she was never in consideration of being nominated and that he will honor the deal. Lily thanks him and leaves. Next is Brett, who tells Nick that he is much less of a threat than Jennifer or Kyle and that it would be smart to spare him from the block. Nick agrees, but doesn’t promise him anything concrete. Corinne doesn’t bother to campaign because she and Nick made a final two deal just a few days prior, and she is the only reason Nick is even in the House still. Jennifer campaigns after Brett, letting Nick know that she will always be a target, while someone like Corinne or Kyle could easily sneak by undetected until the end. Nick lies by saying he will consider nominating Corinne, but does seriously consider Kyle as a threat. Lastly, Kyle emphasizes that Brett and Jennifer have been a close duo since the beginning of the game and have both avoided the block for the first seven weeks of the season; Quinn is the only other HouseGuest to achieve this. Nick tells him he’ll consider keeping him off the block before dismissing him.
After the campaigns, Nick and Quinn discuss who should go up. Nick tells Quinn that he is definitely nominating Jennifer, since she’s the biggest threat in the House and she got out his closest ally. Quinn agrees, but wonders who the second nominee should be - Brett or Kyle. Nick thinks that Brett should be the other nominee, since he’s a guaranteed vote to save Jennifer, while Kyle could easily vote to keep Brett over her. Plus, Brett and Jennifer are a close pair that have never had to go on the block; Nick believes they should have a turn at the anxiety that comes with being a nominee. Quinn wonders if Kyle would be a better nominee since he’s another potential target - it would be easier to switch up the targets with Kyle on the block alongside Jennifer.
At the nomination ceremony, Nick goes with his gut by nominating Brett and Jennifer for eviction. He is very up front, deeming Jennifer his target and Brett the pawn. The two nominees hug each other solemnly, disappointed to be on the block together after seven weeks of safety. However, both pretty much expected to be nominated. Kyle is relieved to be safe, fearing he could have been up on the block alongside Jennifer.
Episode 24 (POV)
Once nominations are over, Kyle comforts Jennifer in the bedroom. Jennifer is distraught, knowing that her only chance of staying in the game is if she wins the Veto. He promises her that, after she comforted him the previous week, he will do anything he can to keep her in the game. Kyle further promises to save her from the block if he wins the Power of Veto. Jennifer thanks Kyle for being there before, and apologizes for being such an emotional mess after being nominated. Kyle admits that being nominated can make even the most level-headed player lose their marbles. The two embrace before Kyle allows Jennifer to have time alone to decompress.
Quinn begins to break down, too. She confides in Nick, telling him that she has no idea what to do now that Earl is evicted. She admits that Earl was her closest friend in the game by far and that, with him gone, she feels lost and unsure of how to progress in the game. Nick urges her to keep going, that she is smart, skilled, and has what it takes to make it all the way. Quinn just wishes that it could have been someone outside of their alliance evicted instead, but she understands that not everything can go her way. Nick reiterates once again that she is very close to the end and could easily win the whole thing and to never give up.
After a while, Brett joins Jennifer in her bedroom. He complains to her about how unfair the game is, how they can go from having complete control of the game to being on the block. Brett wishes that Nick would have nominated Kyle instead, who he’s been a little sketched out by ever since he tried to kiss him during Week 6. Jennifer scolds Brett, telling him that’s the way the game works and that Kyle wasn’t in a right state of mind when he acted like that. Brett doesn’t accept this reasoning and wonders why she’s spending so much more time with Kyle than with him. Jennifer again tells Brett that he’s being unfair and that she can spend time with whoever she wants. She tells Brett to leave her alone, which Brett reluctantly obliges to in a huff.
Corinne decides to talk with Nick again in his HoH room. She tells Nick that Kyle is growing closer and closer to Jennifer, while Brett seems to be drifting further away. Nick loves the news, stating that it makes Brett an even better pawn to have up against Jennifer. Corinne frowns, telling Nick that Kyle could easily emerge as a much bigger threat down the line. Nick agrees, but emphasizes the importance of getting rid of Jennifer, who is much more threatening at the present moment. This disappoints Corinne, as she feels pretty close with Jennifer and believes that she would protect her in the game as long as possible, but Corinne keeps this to herself and pretends to be perfectly fine with Nick’s decision. In her head, though, Corinne wonders if the final two deal will work out. After all, she feels like she’s making a lot more sacrifices than Nick is. She also wonders if, by getting Quinn out of the game, Nick will be more devoted to their promise.
At the Veto Player Pick, Nick draws Corinne, Brett draws Lily, and Jennifer draws Quinn. A few hours later, the ninth Power of Veto competition is held; Quinn ends up winning her third Power of Veto competition of the season.
Just a few hours after the competition, Quinn tells the rest of the House that she won’t use the Power of Veto, much to Jennifer’s disappointment. No one in the House is shocked by this, and they are grateful that they don’t have to campaign to her when they know that she won’t change the nominees. Brett, however, is annoyed with Quinn deciding so soon without even talking to anyone. He vents his frustrations with Jennifer and Kyle, but the two tell him that he’s getting mad over nothing. Quinn is allowed to make her own decisions, and Brett should respect them. This pisses Brett off - he accuses his allies of not caring about what he has to say or think. Kyle merely rolls his eyes and walks away as Brett glares at him. Jennifer tells Brett to get a grip and to stop trying to pick fights with Kyle. Brett says he’ll try, but he’s starting to get annoyed with Kyle more and more as each day passes. Jennifer confesses that Brett is quickly becoming a liability in the game by acting so unlike his normal self and wonders if she should campaign extra hard for him to go home.
At the Veto Ceremony, Quinn, as she claimed she would, decides not to use the Power of Veto on either nominee, leaving Brett and Jennifer on the block. Both nod in understanding, but are prepared to do anything to stay in the House.
Episode 25 Part 1 (Eviction #1)
Jennifer comes out guns blazing to get the votes she needs to stay. She starts with Kyle, who immediately states he will be voting Brett out at the eviction. This relieves her a little bit, but she already knew she had Kyle’s vote - she needs three more votes to stay. Kyle tells Jennifer that he will help secure votes against Brett, which makes Jennifer smile. She tells Kyle that he has done far more for her in the game than Brett ever has. Brett, who is in the neighboring room, hears this comment and gets pissed off beyond belief.
Before Kyle can even leave the room, Brett storms in and begins yelling at Jennifer for betraying him. She defends herself, stating that she is simply trying to save herself in the game because she wants the $500,000 prize. Brett tells her that it was completely unnecessary to call Kyle a better ally than him; Jennifer retorts by saying that it’s just the truth, that Kyle would never fight her over something so silly. Kyle buts in, calling Brett obsessive and borderline insane. Brett snarkily tells Kyle that he is a lot less nice now than he was when he was trying to kiss him a few weeks prior. Kyle simply stares at Brett in disbelief, shakes his head, and storms out of the room. Once he leaves, Jennifer angrily scolds Brett for saying such a horrible thing. She claims that he knew how badly Kyle felt about that incident but he said his remark anyway. Jennifer tells Brett that she is disgusted before also storming out of the room. Brett follows them, continuing the fight downstairs.
As time passes, the other HouseGuests begin to hear the fight between the three and gather around to witness the action. At one point, Kyle tells Brett that he doesn’t deserve to still be in the game because he’s been riding Jennifer’s coattails the entire time. Brett is shocked by this, telling Kyle that he definitely deserves to be in the game over other people, mentioning Corinne and Lily by name. Lily tells Brett to shut the f*ck up, while Corinne merely rolls her eyes and ignores the remark. Brett responds to Lily saying that he’s shocked she even said anything at all, considering he forgot she existed in the House. Brett makes up a lie on the spot to make himself look better, asking why Jennifer is acting like the hero in the fight when she told him that Quinn is an antisocial freak the entire time she was HoH and how she talked poorly of Earl, Nick, and Quinn the entire time. Quinn feels absolutely betrayed after hearing that a so-called friend of hers was talking poorly of her, telling Jennifer that she at least knows when to stop running her fat mouth. Jennifer merely shakes her head and tells Quinn that Brett is obviously making up stories as damage control. Brett wonders aloud why he aligned himself with a bunch of nutcases before walking off. Eventually, the House goes separate directions, still confused and shaken up by the fight.
After a few hours, Jennifer approaches Quinn and apologizes for what happened, insisting that Brett is merely making up stories. Quinn tells her that she’s played the game honestly and without bringing others down, and that she can’t respect someone who bullies other people in the House. Nick joins in, telling Jennifer that her behavior has been inappropriate and that he believes Brett’s side of the story. He tells her that she completely ignored him, Quinn, and Earl the entire previous week and that such conduct is the reason she is probably being evicted. Jennifer bows her head, realizing that she can’t convince Quinn that Brett is lying, before leaving the room. When she leaves, Nick fake gags and states that this week has revealed her true colors and that he would love to see her walk out the door.
Lily, meanwhile, is upset about Brett’s remarks towards her. Corinne does her best to comfort her, saying that the outburst likely ruined any chance Brett had of winning the game. Lily tells her that she really wants to get rid of Brett, but Corinne tells her that she has other plans. Corinne believes that Jennifer should go home - not only is she a threat, but Brett would be an easy person to take to the end as a goat. Lily agrees, but hates the idea of having to live with him anymore after his explosive and disrespectful remarks. Corinne agrees with her on that, and the two discuss more to figure out whether they should evict Brett or Jennifer.
Right before the eviction, Brett and Jennifer make up. They both call their fight stupid and realize that they might as well get on good terms before being split up. Brett apologizes for blowing up at her over a throwaway remark, while Jennifer apologizes for not listening to him as much as she should have. The two embrace before preparing for the eviction.
On eviction night, Brett and Jennifer hold hands as the results are read. By a vote of 3 to 1… Jennifer is evicted from the Big Brother House. Kyle is visibly disappointed by the result of the vote, while Quinn smiles and flips her hair as Jennifer walks by. Jennifer says her goodbyes and leaves the House as the ninth HouseGuest evicted from the game and the third member of the jury.
Week 8 (Round 2)
Episode 25 Part 2 (Eviction #2)
Immediately after Jennifer leaves the House, it is announced that another HouseGuest will leave the House that night. Brett, Corinne, Kyle, Lily, and Quinn compete in the tenth Head of Household competition of the season; in the end, Kyle wins the competition, leaving Nick and Quinn in jeopardy.
During a commercial break, Kyle discusses with Brett who should go up. Brett believes that Quinn is the biggest threat in the game and should go home, with Nick by her side. Kyle, however, thinks Lily should go up, as he fears that Corinne and Lily could control the vote to evict Nick instead of Quinn. Brett shrugs, tells Kyle it’s his decision, and waits.
Kyle is asked to make his nominations immediately. He decides to nominate Lily and Quinn for eviction. Since only six HouseGuests are left, Brett, Corinne, and Nick automatically join Kyle, Lily, and Quinn in the Power of Veto competition; Kyle snags the victory, winning the tenth Veto Competition and all of the power in the round.
Kyle heads inside and immediately makes his decision to not use the Power of Veto on either nominee. A commercial break then occurs; during the break, Nick tells Corinne to vote Lily out. Corinne protests, telling Nick that Lily is her closest ally in the House. Nick continues to campaign, mentioning the final two deal they have together. Corinne, stressed out by the events of the week, tells Nick to shove his final two deal up his ass before storming into the living room.
The HouseGuests all vote. By a vote of 2-1… Quinn is evicted from the Big Brother House. Corinne smiles at the outcome, while Nick glares at her for betraying him. Quinn wishes the other five HouseGuests good luck, hugs Nick especially hard, and leaves the House as the tenth HouseGuest evicted from the game and the fourth member of the jury.
Episode 26 (HOH/Nominations)
After Quinn’s eviction, Brett, Corinne, Lily, and Nick compete in the eleventh Head of Household competition; Brett wins the competition, keeping the power within his alliance with Kyle.
After the numerous fights over the previous two days, the five remaining HouseGuests all try to rebuild bridges and strengthen bonds. Brett, as HoH, talks with Kyle over their persisting conflict. Brett apologizes to Kyle, stating that the fight was his fault and that he’s sorry for acting so petty to him and Jennifer. He admits that he needs Kyle in order to make it to the end, but he understands if Kyle doesn’t want to work with him anymore. Kyle says that he’s hurt over the way that he and Jennifer were treated, but he’s willing to forgive Brett if he keeps him safe until the bitter end. Brett agrees, and tells him that he’s thinking of targeting Nick or Lily this week. He leans on getting Lily out, because she still has allies in the House, while Nick is all alone. Kyle agrees that Lily should go, but wants Brett to know that Nick and even Corinne are still threats as well.
Meanwhile, Nick tries to figure out why Corinne is angry with him. The two talk, and Corinne shares her honest feelings about him. She says that she feels she is giving more than she’s receiving within the partnership, and asking her to vote out her best friend Lily was the last straw. Nick lets Corinne continue to vent; she states that all of the fighting from the days leading up to the eviction left her very stressed and annoyed with the game, which resulted in her snapping. She apologizes for voting out Quinn, but also admits that she didn’t see any benefit to her game by keeping Quinn in the game. Nick is understanding, and tells Corinne that he is 100% committed to their final two deal - primarily because he doesn’t really have anyone else in the game to trust. Corinne returns the promise, saying that, if he and Lily are on the block together, she is willing to vote Lily out. Nick thanks Corinne for the security, hopes that she’s telling the truth, and heads upstairs to campaign for his safety.
As Nick heads upstairs, Kyle heads down to find Lily and Corinne. Once he gathers them, he apologizes profusely for saying negative things about them behind their backs. He admits that they probably hate him now, but he has nothing but love for the two of them and hopes that they can forgive him as the end of the game approaches. Corinne and Lily both forgive Kyle pretty easily, claiming to not be very offended by his remarks. Lily says she was very upset at the time, but realized that there are many worse things to be than irrelevant. Corinne, meanwhile, states that she never really felt offended, just annoyed by the situation. Kyle thanks them for being understanding and moves on. Once he leaves, Corinne tells Lily that she feels like he’s a genuinely nice guy and truly felt bad about what he said. Lily agrees, and the two continue to say great things about Kyle. Suddenly, they realize just how big of a threat Kyle truly is. Everybody in the House loves him even when he talks smack about them. Both of them vow to do their best to get him out before the finale.
Meanwhile, Nick pleads his case to Brett. He argues that Corinne and Lily have been close friends since the very beginning, while he has no one left to trust. He goes on to say that evicting him will be very easy, since he has no allies that want to protect him anymore. Brett tells Nick that this is exactly why he isn’t the target. However, Brett does tell Nick that he’s probably going on the block. Nick is fine with this, as long as he isn’t the one going home. Brett then apologizes for all of the fighting that took place. Nick thanks him before heading back downstairs.
At the nomination ceremony, Brett nominates Lily and Nick for eviction, telling Lily that she is the target. Lily snaps back, confused at how someone so irrelevant to the game could be the target. Brett rolls his eyes while Kyle looks at her uncomfortably. Brett adjourns the ceremony, only for Lily to immediately storm off. Brett looks confused, but shrugs it off and continues on with his day.
Episode 27 (POV)
Corinne finds Lily and asks her about the outburst. Lily says that, while she forgives Kyle for participating in the sh*t-talking, she has no forgiveness in her heart for Brett, who didn’t even bother to apologize and was clearly lying about his insults, too. Corinne agrees with her, saying that Brett has gotten on her last nerve, but there’s nothing they can do when he’s the Head of Household. She warns Lily that continuing to act out like that will seal her fate. Lily reluctantly agrees, but doesn’t promise any kind behavior towards Brett.
Brett also talks about the incident with Kyle. Kyle asks him if he apologized to Lily about the remarks he made a few days prior; Brett admits that he hadn’t done so. Kyle points out that this is likely the reason Lily is mad and recommends he apologizes. Brett groans, not wanting to do so, but eventually concedes and heads downstairs. Brett then gives an apology to Lily, but said apology isn’t very sincere. Lily pretends to forgive him, but in actuality, she’s still pissed at him for being such a jerk. Brett feels he’s done an adequate job and heads back upstairs; at that point, Lily merely glances at Corinne and rolls her eyes, which makes Corinne laugh.
Nick, meanwhile, feels more bored than ever before with only a few HouseGuests left in the House. He decides to emulate Earl to the best of his ability by hosting a game of Bump in the backyard. The five remaining HouseGuests all agree, hoping that the game will relieve some of the tension in the House. Nick ends up doing terribly at his own game and is the first eliminated, followed by Brett after Kyle hits his ball away. Corinne manages to land a nice shot, eliminating Lily. This leaves just Kyle and Corinne; by a narrow margin, Corinne manages to get two shots in, defeating Kyle and winning the game.
The HouseGuests play other games, eventually moving on to Never Have I Ever. When Kyle says “never have I ever fallen in love in the Big Brother House”, Lily expectedly lifts her finger, but so do Corinne and Nick. This shocks the other HouseGuests, who wonder whom each of them fell in love with. Brett and Kyle both assume that Corinne fell in love with James and Nick with Quinn, but Lily knows better. Lily is aware of the fact that Corinne is attracted to Nick and also knows that Quinn has a girlfriend back home and that James is very much not attracted to women. Therefore, Lily figures out that Corinne and Nick must have a secret showmance that the rest of the House doesn’t know about. She decides to keep the information to herself, but isn’t afraid to use it to her advantage down the line.
Corinne and Nick are also alarmed that they each lifted their fingers, so they discuss the matter. They had already admitted their feelings to each other in the past, but neither was aware how much they liked each other. Corinne confesses that she’s never had a crush as big as the one she has on Nick, while Nick admits that he sees a future between the two of them. Both of them worry that the others could think they’re in a showmance, and quickly stop talking before anyone can gain that assumption.
Lily decides to be honest with Corinne and asks her if she’s dating Nick. She (truthfully) denies the allegations, but does state that she has a huge, huge crush on him. Lily says that’s great, but hopes that she realizes her number one ally is her, not Nick. Corinne says she’s loyal to Lily 100%, which is a lie. Corinne more than ever wants to go all the way to the end with Nick, but she doesn’t want Lily to know this. Lily warns her that getting into a showmance so late into the game is a death sentence; Corinne agrees, saying that she’ll wait to pursue anything with Nick until after the show is over. This satisfies Lily, who goes on about her day. Corinne, however, worries that if she waits the two weeks until the game is over, Nick will have moved on or gotten over his feelings for her.
Since only five HouseGuests remain, Corinne and Kyle automatically join Brett, Lily, and Nick in the eleventh Power of Veto competition; Brett wins the Golden Power of Veto, giving him all of the power for the week. Corinne, Lily, and Nick are all disappointed to lose the competition, knowing that Kyle will survive another week.
Kyle is beyond relieved that Corinne lost the competition; had she won, she would have saved Lily and the two of them probably would have voted him out. He worries that he’s making himself a bigger and bigger threat each week and will have no chance of making it to the end. Brett congratulates himself for winning Veto, proud to have sealed Lily’s fate in the game after her snarky comments and general negative attitude whenever he’s around.
Lily knows that nothing she can say will get Brett to change his nominations, so she instead decides to spend the rest of the week with Corinne and Nick. Lily reminisces with Nick about their deal from the fourth or fifth week and how they both made it all the way until the final five without breaking that deal. Nick is glad to have experienced the Big Brother game with Lily, and tells her that she’s a great girl that is in no way irrelevant to the game. Lily laughs at this comment, as does Corinne. In the DR, Corinne admits that she is afraid of how Lily will react if she votes her out, but knows that, if she chooses to make that move, it’s the best move for her game. The three lie down in the sun, enjoying the great weather and peace in the House.
Eventually, Kyle joins them after celebrating with Brett, and the four talk about how close they are to the end. Nick jokes that he only needs to win three or four more competitions to make it to the end - he only needs to quadruple his current competition wins. Corinne asks the three what it’s like to win Head of Household; while all three say they enjoy the safety, they also point out how stressful it is to have an entire House full of people making deals with you, only for you to break those deals just days later. Corinne jokes that she has enough stress to deal with already and she’s glad she’s never won an HoH. The four HouseGuests continue to chat, growing even closer together
At one point in the conversation, Nick tearfully admits that the three of them feel like a family to him and that he can’t stand the fact that one of them will be going home in a few days. Kyle agrees, and tells the others that he secretly wishes Brett would be the one going home. The girls and Nick laugh in agreement, then ask why Brett isn’t socializing with them. Kyle admits that Brett is still celebrating his victory in the Veto competition; Corinne rolls her eyes and claims that Brett doesn’t really deserve to be in the game anymore. She jokingly says that she’ll vote off Brett if she gets the chance, and the other three all make the same promise.
Inside the House, Brett finally stops celebrating and looks around, unable to find anyone else. He wonders if the others are pranking him by hiding, and jokingly tells them to come out of their hiding spots. When nothing happens, he decides to check the backyard, only to find all of the other HouseGuests having fun and bonding without him. Instantly, Brett feels completely left out from the others. He admits in the DR that his abrasive personality over the past two weeks has made it harder for him to make friends, and that he ruined the few friendships he had the previous week by fighting with his allies. Brett decides to sit with them, but doesn’t contribute much to the conversation. Eventually, the others go their separate ways, leaving Brett alone in the backyard.
At the Veto Ceremony, Brett announces his decision not to use the Power of Veto on either nominee, leaving Lily and Nick on the block as the final nominees. Both nod in understanding, obviously not expecting the Veto to be used on them.
Episode 28 Part 1 (Eviction)
Nick, feeling safe, doesn’t bother campaigning. He believes that Corinne will honor their final two deal, while Kyle is targeting Lily instead of him. Lily, on the other hand, works hard to convince Kyle to change his mind on evicting her. She points out that Nick already has a lot of friends on the jury and could easily make it to the finals, while she has barely any supporters on the jury at all. Kyle considers her argument and wonders if he should change his vote after all. Lily thanks him for considering and tries to enjoy the rest of the week without worrying about the eviction.
Kyle discusses the vote with Brett, wondering if they should change their mind and target Nick instead. Brett tells Kyle matter-of-factly that Lily and Corinne are a very close pair that needs to be split up. Kyle asks why he didn’t just nominate the two of them together to ensure their separation; Brett says that he wants to be the one to send Lily out the door because he doesn’t like her. Kyle, deeply annoyed by this reasoning, calls him petty before walking out of the HoH room. Brett shakes his head, rolls his eyes, and wonders why he’s stuck in a House full of idiots.
Brett’s pettiness only makes Kyle want to keep Lily more; he talks to Corinne about the vote, saying that he’s leaning on keeping Lily in instead of Nick. Corinne is really confused by this and tells him that he’s going to need Brett to break the tie in his favor in that case. Kyle is shocked and asks Corinne if she’s voting Lily out; Corinne simply states that she thinks keeping Nick is better for her game. Kyle is very disappointed by the news and feels forced to vote Lily out. He wonders why Corinne would want to vote Lily out if they are so close, and wonders if Corinne is actually closer with Nick.
Kyle brings these concerns back to Brett, who is similarly alarmed. He wonders if getting Nick out really is the better move. Brett and Kyle discuss the pros and cons of voting each person out before eventually reaching a decision just hours before the eviction
Before the eviction night begins, Nick and Lily say their goodbyes to each other and to Corinne, not knowing which one of them will go home. Corinne admits that, based on what she’s been hearing from Kyle, the results of the vote are a total toss-up. The HouseGuests eventually take their seats and prepare for the eviction.
Both Lily and Nick fully expect to be evicted. When the host announces the vote is 2-0, Lily breathes a sigh of relief… that is, until it is announced that she is evicted from the Big Brother House. Lily stares at Corinne in disbelief, shakes her head, hugs Nick goodbye, and leaves the House as the eleventh HouseGuest evicted from the game and the fifth member of the jury.
Week 10 (Round 1)
Episode 28 Part 2 (HOH)
After Lily’s eviction, Corinne, Kyle, and Nick compete in the twelfth Head of Household competition of the season; after an intense battle, Nick comes out on top, leaving both Brett and Kyle powerless.
Episode 29 (Nominations)
Corinne and Nick are both ecstatic with the results from the competition. Nick celebrates finally having the opportunity to split Brett and Kyle up, and urges Corinne in advance to try as hard as she can in the Veto competition. She promises she will do her best to win to make sure that they can go all the way to the end together. Nick admits that he would probably end up going home if he wasn’t the Head of Household and that he now feels unstoppable in the game.
Kyle, meanwhile, is absolutely dejected. He feels like he will almost definitely be targeted and evicted unless he can win the Power of Veto later in the week. Brett comforts him, even telling him that he’ll use the Veto on Kyle instead of himself should he win. Kyle thanks him, but deems the move unnecessary. In his head, Kyle wonders how he ended up aligned to someone so stupid. He further admits in the DR that he wouldn’t be too sad to see Brett go just short of the final HoH competition. Brett tells the DR that he feels completely safe, believing that the other HouseGuests will drag him to the end to have a better shot at getting jury votes.
Since the nominations are pretty cut and dry, Big Brother announces another luxury competition to keep the HouseGuests entertained and competitive - this time, the winner of the competition can take home a brand new car. The final four HouseGuests start cheering, ready to compete as hard as possible to win the car. This competition is purely endurance based, testing how much each HouseGuest wants to win the car. After an hour or so, Nick falls off and loses the competition. Just fifteen minutes later, Kyle slips and falls off, cursing as he falls. This leaves just Brett and Corinne on the wall. Corinne pleads with Brett, reminding him that he’s already won a trip to Hawaii and that he should let Corinne have the car. Brett refuses the offer and stays up, pissing Corinne off. After another hour and a half, Corinne simply cannot last any longer and falls off, making Brett the winner of the competition and the car. The other HouseGuests congratulate him, but are secretly angry with him for his selfishness.
Corinne in particular is frustrated with Brett and vents her frustrations to Nick. She complains that Brett already won a trip to Hawaii and really should have let her or at least someone else win the prize. She goes on, stating that she has absolutely no respect for Brett or his gameplay and that she would kill to be the one to send him home. Nick agrees, stating that Kyle tries his hardest to stay in everyone’s good graces and to befriend everyone, while Brett barely bothers with being social. He wonders if it’s time for Brett to get his comeuppance, but also points out that Brett could potentially be an easy goat in the finals - at least, easier to beat than Kyle would be. Corinne agrees, but promises Nick that neither Brett nor Kyle will make it to the end if everything goes according to plan.
At the nomination ceremony, none of the HouseGuests are surprised when Nick nominates Brett and Kyle for eviction. Nick claims that he doesn’t care which of the two goes - they are a close pair that needs to be separated. Fully expecting to be nominated, neither Brett nor Kyle is offended by the decision, merely shrugging it off, vowing to win the Veto, and moving on with the day.
Episode 30 (POV/Eviction)
Corinne marvels at the fact that so few HouseGuests are left, vividly remembering the chaos in the House when fifteen HouseGuests were still in. She says in the DR that she’s proud to be the last woman standing, but doesn’t like living in a House with only men very much. She wishes that Isabella and Lily were still around, as talking to only guys gets tiring for her really fast. Thinking back to the first half of the game, she remembers how the women dominated most of the strategy for the first six or seven weeks, but Jennifer’s eviction shifted the power towards the men in the game. She wonders if she can win it all for the rest of the ladies who were once in the game.
Brett, on the other hand, complains to himself at how boring the House is with so few people left, especially since he doesn’t feel very well-liked by those who remain. He and Kyle have had their differences, while Nick and especially Corinne barely bother to even speak with him. He wonders if he can make it to the end despite not being very popular, and hopes that the jury respects him enough to consider voting for him to win. He talks with Kyle about the boredom issue - the House was boring enough without access to TV or the Internet, but that boredom has only been compounded by having so few people to talk to. Kyle agrees, and says that games of pool or House-wide tournaments can only keep you entertained for so long. Brett wonders what’s happening in the outside world over the past 70 days, and hopes that nothing terrible has gone on while he’s been in the House.
Nick does his best to alleviate the others’ boredom by hosting mini-tournaments for basketball and pool, but he and the others quickly get bored of doing the same activities over and over again. Nick wonders to himself how people can play the game of Big Brother without losing their sanity and tells the audience that they don’t realize just how boring it can be to sit in a House all day without internet for almost three months.
Still, the four remaining HouseGuests do their best to keep each other entertained, with Nick even hosting a cook-off (Corinne won) and Corinne hosting a fashion competition (Kyle won). Kyle confesses that it’s great that he and the other HouseGuests are close enough to all participate in outrageous contests and activities without judging each other. He says that he believes he’ll be close friends with everybody that’s still in the House, especially with Corinne and Nick. Despite this, though, he isn’t afraid to destroy them all in competitions to stay in the game, and he feels that he absolutely needs to win the upcoming Power of Veto competition to have any chance of making it to the final three.
Almost like clockwork, the twelfth Power of Veto competition is held just hours after the fashion competition ends; since only four HouseGuests remain, Corinne will automatically join Nick, Brett, and Kyle in competing for the Veto. After a grueling and all-out competition, Corinne manages to win the Power of Veto, much to Brett and Kyle’s dismay.
Minutes after the competition, the HouseGuests all gather in the living room, where Corinne announces her obvious decision to not use the Power of Veto on either nominee, leaving Brett and Kyle as the final nominees. Before Corinne casts her vote to evict, the two men give their final pleas. Brett tells Corinne that he will be much easier to beat in a jury vote than Kyle, while Kyle shocks the HouseGuest by saying that he deserves to stay in the game and Brett does not. Brett angrily looks at Kyle as Corinne stands up to cast her vote. Corinne says the following:
“Brett, you have proven yourself to be a very strong competitor in the competitions. However, you have failed to show the slightest amount of respect towards me and the others throughout this entire game. You are selfish and rude. When you refused to let me, Kyle, or Nick win the car after you already won a trip to Hawaii, that sealed your fate in my eyes. Kyle is a threat, I won’t deny that, but he has fought since the very beginning to be here, while you’ve merely sat and got dragged all the way to the final four. That stops here, because I am voting to evict you from the game.”
Brett’s jaw drops as he stands up, glares at the other three HouseGuests, and storms out of the House as the twelfth HouseGuest evicted from the game and the sixth member of the jury.
Week 10 (Round 2)
Episode 31 Part 1 (HOH/Eviction #2)
The day after Brett’s eviction, Corinne, Kyle, and Nick are called into the living room for an announcement. Once they gather there, they are told that the first part of the Final HoH competition will be held the next day. That day, they will watch a short movie documenting their time in the House and the twelve HouseGuests that left before them. The three take their seats and watch the video, reminiscing fondly on their memories in the game.
Afterwards, the final three discusses each previously evicted HouseGuest, starting with Francesca. Corinne admits that she feels bad she had a hand in getting her evicted since she was a nice girl, but she didn’t see any value in keeping her in the game. Nick and Kyle share similar sentiments, wishing that Francesca could have stayed, but defending their decisions to evict her.
Next is Simon - Nick immediately groans, provoking laughs from Corinne and Kyle. All three express their distaste for him, his antics, and his generally gross and awful behavior. Kyle wishes that he could have been the first one evicted, but he just had to win the Power of Veto the first week.
After Simon is James. Corinne says that she really liked James, but understood that he was a threat. Nick and Kyle both state that they wish they could have gotten to know him better, but his big alliance becoming public knowledge sealed his fate. Kyle pats himself on the back a little, pointing out that James’ eviction was his and Tanner’s move.
Alex is the next evicted HouseGuest. Corinne and Nick both agree that getting into such a public showmance like he did with Lily is a terrible move and it cost him the game. Kyle says that he and the other HouseGuests really liked Alex for his spunky personality, but he had to be evicted. Corinne states that she’s glad she got saved that week, and that being on the block was ridiculously stressful.
Tanner follows Alex. Kyle’s tribute to Tanner is longer than the others; he admits how saddened he still is that Tanner had to go so soon, and wishes he could be sitting with them in the final three. Nick says that he absolutely loved Tanner, but that’s exactly what made him such a threat. Corinne wishes Tanner the best of luck in his life, and claims that he could very well win a season of Big Brother Second Chances.
After Tanner is Anna. All three members of the final three admit that they didn’t really get to know Anna very well, since she wasn’t all that social. Kyle reveals that he planned his eviction speech to keep himself safe over Anna. Nick admits that Anna’s explosive speech at the eviction was the main reason he chose to vote her out, adding that Kyle is a much more trustworthy person overall. Corinne confesses that she had a pretty good friendship with Anna, but ultimately didn’t see her as very useful to her game.
Next are the jurors. The first juror is Isabella; Corinne immediately claps, praising Isabella for her great personality and strategic ability. She wishes that Isabella was still here, and admits that she’s still a bit sad over her eviction. Nick says that her Secret Veto was a massive shock that came out of nowhere, but it helped his alliance backdoor Tanner. Kyle then jokingly curses Isabella for having the Secret Veto before saying that Isabella was a nice girl who unfortunately made herself a big target in the middle of the game.
Up next is Earl. Nick admits that Earl was his closest friend in the game and that his easy-going personality and love of competition helped to disguise just how much of a threat he was up until the seventh week. Kyle says that he loved Earl like a brother and wishes that he didn’t have to target Earl, but admits that Earl was the biggest threat in the entire game. Corinne echoes Nick’s and Kyle’s thoughts, stating her positive opinion of Earl while simultaneously recognizing how big of a threat he really was.
Then, Jennifer’s turn. Kyle again confesses his love of Jennifer, telling the other HouseGuests a secret - he was feeling terrible over his actions in Week 6, and Jennifer’s motherly personality helped him feel better about the incident. Nick says that, while he didn’t like Jennifer’s smack talk towards the end of her stay in the House, she was a fierce competitor that could have easily won the whole thing. In response to this, Kyle states that he never heard Jennifer talk smack about him or Quinn and that Brett could have easily made the story up; hearing this makes Nick feel guilty for wanting her out so badly. Corinne says that she was close friends with Jennifer, but that friendship never transformed into a bona fide alliance.
After Jennifer is Quinn. Nick states honestly that Quinn was absolutely robbed and deserves to still be in the game; Corinne and Kyle both agree, even though Kyle was the one that got her out. Corinne claims that Quinn was the nicest person in the whole House and was misunderstood by some for being shy. Nick thinks that Quinn has the best chance of winning a potential All-Stars season because she is so likable yet so smart. Kyle is amazed that she went the longest out of everyone without being nominated, calling it proof of her incredible gameplay. Corinne also admits that she wishes she could have kept Quinn, but that Lily was more valuable to her game in the end.
Next is Lily. Corinne speaks first, praising Lily for her great personality. She wishes that Lily could still be around and that she was able to combine true kindness with a bit of snark and sassiness when necessary. She further admits that she was inspired when Lily snapped at Brett for his ridiculous hypocrisy and terrible attitude. Nick, much to Kyle’s shock, admits that he had a deal with Lily ever since pre-jury, and that he wishes that deal could have lasted longer. Kyle says that Lily was a very nice girl, but he didn’t get to know her as well as he wishes he could have.
Lastly, Brett. The remaining three HouseGuests tear into Brett, even his closest ally Kyle. Kyle admits that he only stayed aligned with Brett because he absolutely had to, and finally snapped during the previous eviction. Corinne simply smiles and says that she doesn’t regret a single word she said when she cast her vote to evict him. Nick agrees, deeming Corinne’s speech cathartic and 100% justified.
After finally finishing their discussion over their fallen HouseGuests, the final three share a last toast to the Big Brother game before heading off to bed, mentally preparing themselves for the first part of the Final HoH competition.
The next day, Corinne, Kyle, and Nick all compete in the endurance-based first part of the Head of Household competition. After a few hours, Kyle slips and falls. He curses at himself for losing the competition and takes a spot on the bench to watch Corinne and Nick battle it out. Hours pass, and both stay steady with their heads in the game. Eventually, though, Corinne begins to slip a bit. Kyle fully expects her to fall off, until Nick suddenly drops just before Corinne can lose her balance. Corinne officially wins the first part of the Final HoH competition, automatically advancing to the final round.
Both men congratulate Corinne for her victory, with Nick’s congratulations being especially enthusiastic. Nick pulls Corinne aside and tries to get assurance that she will evict Kyle if she wins the final part. Corinne says that she’s definitely leaning towards keeping him, but nothing can ever be 100% in the Big Brother game. Nick accepts this explanation, but also vows to try even harder than before to win the next two rounds of the competition so that Corinne can’t evict him if she tries.
Kyle, meanwhile, gives himself a pep talk before the second part of the competition begins. He realizes that, if he doesn’t win the Final HoH, he will likely be the one evicted. He senses that Corinne and Nick have a deal of sorts, or, at the very least, agree that he is the biggest threat in the game. Kyle puts on his war paint and heads to the backyard for the competition.
Nick and Kyle both compete in the second part of the Final HoH competition, which is puzzle-based. Nick is confident, since he typically performs well in puzzle competitions. However, he begins to fall behind Kyle as time progresses. Eventually, Kyle finishes his puzzle and officially wins the second round of the Final HoH, advancing onward to face Corinne in the final part. Nick is devastated, hoping that Corinne can win the last part - if she doesn’t, Kyle would probably evict him from the game.
In the final part of the Final HoH competition, Corinne and Kyle face off in a quiz challenge based on the members of the jury. Both remain neck-and-neck throughout the competition; in the end, though, Corinne manages to snag the win and is officially crowned as the Final Head of Household of the season. Kyle is dejected, fearing that he will be evicted within a few minutes.
Back inside the House, Kyle and Nick make their final pleas. Nick begs for Corinne to keep him in the game, reminding her of their deal. Kyle, meanwhile, says that Nick is a huge jury threat and would easily beat Corinne in the finale. Corinne makes the following speech:
“As you guys know, this is the hardest decision I’ve had to make this entire game. Nick, you are smart, strategic, and played an amazing social game. This makes you a huge, huge threat in the jury vote. You have a lot of friends on the jury, too. I really should vote to evict you right now. However, I made a deal to you a long time ago that I would take you to the end. And, I may do a lot of crazy things, but one thing I will never do is break a deal. Kyle, you’re an amazing guy, but you have way more friends on the jury than Nick could ever dream of having. Everyone loves you. That’s why I have no choice but to evict you, Kyle, from the House. I’m so sorry.”
Kyle simply nods, accepting his fate. He hugs both Corinne and Nick as tightly as he possibly can, thanks them both for an unforgettable and amazing experience, and walks out the door as the thirteenth and final HouseGuest evicted from the game and the seventh and final member of the jury.
Episode 31 Part 2 (Jury Vote)
The host gives Corinne and Nick a few minutes to calm down and prepare for the jury vote before bringing out the jury. The jury and the finalists have a discussion before the jury decides to vote on a winner.
From the get-go, the two realize that the vote will be very close. Many HouseGuests speak out in support of Nick - the strongest of which are Earl and Quinn, Nick’s former allies. They both urge the jury to consider just how strongly Nick played the game and how he made the right deals to get himself to the end despite being a pretty considerable target throughout the last three weeks of the game. However, others are set on voting for Corinne to win. Jennifer praises Corinne for her very strong social game and her genius under-the-radar strategy, which helped her make it to the end without being a target in any way. Isabella and Lily, meanwhile, express support for Corinne due to their lasting friendships throughout the game.
It is clear from the jury discussion that both Brett and Kyle are undecided - Brett because he’s angry with both of them, and Kyle because he loves both of them. Brett speaks first, stating that he thinks Corinne’s move to vote him out over Kyle was ridiculous in its stupidity. He then criticizes Nick for acting smug despite having little to do with the outcome of a lot of the votes. Nick defends himself in this case, stating that he apologizes if he came off as smug but says honestly that he rarely felt secure in the game and that he influenced votes in much more covert ways, like convincing HouseGuests outside of his alliance to trust him when they really shouldn’t have. Kyle, meanwhile, thinks that both played great and more subtle games and is conflicted on who to vote for, but that their defenses and explanations during the jury discussion will convince him to pick a side.
Eventually, the discussion ends and the seven jurors cast their ballots for either Corinne or Nick to win the game. After all the votes are cast, the host begins to read them one by one:
Quinn has voted for… NICK!
Isabella has voted for… CORINNE! Each finalist has one vote.
Earl has voted for… NICK! Nick takes the lead!
Jennifer has voted for… CORINNE! They’re tied again!
Lily has voted for… CORRINE! Corinne takes the lead, and needs just one more vote to win!
Brett has voted for… NICK! That’s three votes for each finalist. Kyle has the deciding vote!
Kyle has voted for… NICK… which means that CONGRATULATIONS NICK, YOU ARE THE WINNER OF BIG BROTHER AND THE $500,000 CASH PRIZE!
Corinne and Nick playfully kiss before stepping out of the House. Nick is absolutely overjoyed to have won, but still congratulates Corinne for coming so close to victory. Nick then runs out to hug his family, who are shocked but overjoyed to see him win it all.
After the crowd settles down, the top three for America's Favorite Player are announced. In no particular order, Corinne, Quinn, and Isabella are the top three vote-getters. With 23.08% of the votes... Isabella is the fan-favorite, earning a $25,000 prize.