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At (a) certain point(s) in the game, a double eviction will take place where two Houseguests will be evicted within the one night.
At the start of each week, there will be three Houseguests up for eviction; two nominated by the Head of Household and a special "Payback Nominee" chosen by the holder of the Payback Pendant. These three nominees will then compete in the Safety Showdown, where the winning Houseguest will not only secure themselves safety for the week but will be granted the Payback Pendant for the following week.
The Payback Pendant allows the winner of the Safety Showdown to nominate a third "Payback Nominee" for eviction the following week. The "Payback Nominee" will compete in the Safety Showdown alongside the HOH's nominees, and can still win the Payback Pendant should they come out victorious. If the "Payback Nominee" is vetoed off the block, the holder of the Payback Pendant will be able to name a replacement. Unlike the HOH, the holder of the Payback Pendant is still eligible to be nominated and can win it back to back.
During the first Head of Household competition in Week 1, the Houseguest who receives the most tokens will become the third nominee for the week.
More twists will be revealed as the game goes on!
Click on the Houseguests to find out more about them.
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Episode 1 (Premiere Part 1)
The second installment of Tozza's Big Brother series begins with a smiling Julie Chen, standing center stage as she introduces the viewers to what will surely be "one crazy summer". The host explains that this season, the Head of Household will have to be even more careful than ever before, for his or her nominations could very well come back to bite them. She also alludes to a second twist, stating that first impressions will be more important than ever this season. But first, it is time to meet the Houseguests that will be competing this season.
The first Houseguest we meet is Marcus, a baseball coach that is ready to "bring the heat." Then we have Alexandra, a self-proclaimed pocket-rocket, who is looking to spice up the competition, followed by Wyatt, a cancer survivor who is eager to share his story with the world. Hugo is an eager superfan, wanting to play a wild game, unlike Tara, who plans on working from behind the scenes. Nigel is a former model who doesn't want anyone to know it, while Avery is an out and proud LGBT+ supporter, who isn't afraid of making a few enemies. Eve is a cutthroat mom who wants blood up to her elbows, while Clyde is looking for a fun way to spend his Summer. Next up is Victoria, who has plans to woo over all the guys, similar to Lawrence, who thinks his smile will be his greatest weapon. Simone is not afraid to call someone out, and Jordan plans on using his charm to get everybody on his side. Gloria admits she's going to be a proud fish-out-of-water, meanwhile Chinelo feels growing up in Nigeria has prepared him for the game. Lastly, we are introduced to Alice, who had to repack since she thought she needed to take her older brother with her.
With America having been introduced to all sixteen Houseguests, we cut back to see all of them standing in front of the door, eagerly waiting to enter. Julie announces the first group to walk inside the house will be Simone, Jordan, Alice and Lawrence. The four selected excitedly enter and quickly scramble for beds. Alice initially places her bag in the Lounge until Simone informs her that there are actual beds in the other rooms. As Simone shows Alice the real bedroom, she takes note that she isn't the brightest crayon in the box. The second group to enter consists of Eve, Marcus, Hugo and Victoria. After they all find their beds, Jordan quickly takes a liking to Victoria, deeming her "smoking hot." Meanwhile, Hugo expresses in the Diary Room just how pumped he is to finally be playing "the best game on the planet." Next to enter is Tara, Nigel, Wyatt and Alexandra. As the four of them claim beds and start getting to know their fellow housemates, Alexandra mentions that there are so many attractive guys in the house, referencing Jordan, Marcus and even Nigel in the process. The remaining Houseguests, Chinelo, Gloria, Clyde and Avery soon join the other twelve, only to find that there are no more beds left. While the younger three all find people to bunk with, Gloria mentions she doesn't want to be seen as too creepy by sleeping with someone half her age. With a laugh, Lawrence invites her to share a bed with him, which she gladly accepts.
Once everybody is well-acquainted, the Houseguests gather around the Living Area, where a bottle of champagne has been conveniently placed. Once Clyde pops it open and pours everyone a glass, the introductions begin. Some standouts include Gloria, who tells everyone that even though she used to an optometrist, she's "about as rational as bull when it sees red" so they don't need to worry about her being too smart or anything, and Nigel, who states he's been a stay-at-home dad since they first had kids, when in actuality he used to be a model. In the Diary Room, he states people wouldn't want to give him the money if they knew he was already successful. Avery also makes a bit of splash by revealing that she is a lesbian and that if there are any homophobes in the house, they can go f**k themselves. Victoria, in particular, rolls her eyes at this comment, calling her an attention seeker in the Diary Room. Last but not least is Wyatt, who talks about his battles with cancer and hopes that the Big Brother house will help him move on. While Simone is very touched by his story, Marcus has the exact opposite reaction, stating in the Diary Room that he doesn't like the way Wyatt is trying to play the sympathy card.
After introductions, the Houseguests start breaking off and begin talking strategy. Wanting to get right into the game, Hugo pulls aside the people he believes to be super fans, Tara and Gloria, and proposes an alliance. While a little flustered, the two ladies accept in order to appease him. Hugo decides to name themselves the "Fan Clan" since he gets the feeling that the three of them are fans, which Gloria raises an eyebrow at. In the Diary Room, Gloria explains she's never even seen the show but is more than happy to play along to see where the Hugo train takes her. Meanwhile, in the Storage Room, Avery, Victoria, Alexandra, Eve and Simone are all talking together. Avery makes the case that the five of them are the strongest women in the house and should thus stick together. Simone quickly points out that women's alliances haven't worked out too often in the past, which prompts Avery to argue that as long as they don't let the men hijack them, there shouldn't be any issues. Later, Alexandra, Victoria and Simone have a private conversation and all agree that they don't trust Avery at all. Victoria suggests that just the three of them form an alliance of their own, which the other pair both agree to.
Before long, Julie Chen appears on the screen and asks the Houseguests to once again gather in the Living Room. Once everybody is present, the host announces: "this season, there will be three nominees at the start of every week. That's right, three of you will face the threat of eviction each and every week, however, this will not be for long. Following nominations, the three nominees will compete in the Safety Showdown, where the winner will not only be granted safety for the rest of the week but will always be given a special power which will be revealed in due time. Oh, and one last thing. Even though there will be three people on the block each week, only two of them will be chosen by the Head of Household. How will the third nominee be chosen? You'll find out soon enough. Goodnight Houseguests." As Julie vanishes off the screen, many shocked faces are seen as the Houseguests begin murmuring amongst themselves, speculating as to what Julie could mean. With that, the first part of the two-night premiere comes to a close.
Episode 2 (Premiere Part 2/HOH)
The episode picks up where the previous left off with Julie having just dropped a huge bomb on the house. Hugo immediately announces that he thinks the MVP twist will be coming back into the game, joking that there better not be any siblings of former players in the house. This theory seems very popular amongst the Houseguests, with Alice commenting in the Diary Room that she hopes America votes for her to win the MLP because she's always been curious about what it would be like as "My Little Pony". Production then tells her it's MVP not MLP, leaving her confused.
The following morning, Clyde, Jordan and Chinelo gather in the newly refurbished Disco Room. Jordan voices that he's got a good feeling about the three of them, which the other two agree with wholeheartedly. Marcus soon joins them and voices concern that the girls are already really close, so the guys need to stick together if they want to have a chance. The four agree to form an alliance, naming themselves "The Royal Advisors". Clyde brings up that Avery definitely seems to be the one leading the girls at the moment, which Jordan supports, saying she doesn't even talk to the guys. Marcus also brings up that he doesn't like the fact that Wyatt's trying to milk sympathy with his cancer story and argues that if there is an MVP twist, America could feel bad for him.
Later in the day, we hear a Diary Room from Hugo, stating that with three people going on the block, he wants to make sure everyone feels comfortable with him so nobody puts him up. We proceed to a montage of Hugo talking to multiple people in the house, namely Lawrence, Simone, Chinelo and Eve, telling them all that he has their back 100%. Simone tells the viewers that Hugo is shadier than a drug dealer and doesn't trust the boy "for a goddamn second". In the Salsa Room, Simone meets up with Alexandra and Victoria to discuss Hugo's scheming. Alexandra says that he's just digging his own grave and would be an easy target if one of them were to win HOH. Similarly, Lawrence and Gloria are seen talking together in the Lounge, where Lawrence, who has grown quite close to Gloria, exposes Hugo's attempts at forming a Final Two deal with him. Shocked by this news, Gloria proceeds to inform Lawrence that Hugo formed an alliance with her and Tara on the first night, wanting the "super fans" to all stick together despite her not even being a fan. Lawrence finds this hilarious and agrees that Hugo is playing way too hard.
That afternoon, Julie Chen appears on the screen yet again and instructs all the Houseguests to gather in the Living Room. Once everybody is present, Julie states that there has been a lot of speculation about the mysterious third nominee, and it is time to put all of that to rest. She informs everyone that the winner of the Safety Showdown, each week, will be granted the Payback Pendant, a power which allows the winner to nominate a third Houseguest for eviction the following week (see the Twists section for more details). However, since nobody is currently in possession of the Payback Pendant, in order to determine the third nominee this week, things will have to be done a little bit differently. As confusion sets in on many of the Houseguests, Julie invites everybody out into the backyard for their first Head of Household competition of the Summer.
In this competition, each Houseguest will be given a set of tokens with their own names on it. On go, the competitors will have to make their way through a huge obstacle course, including swinging on vines, balances beams and things like that. If at any point a Houseguest drops, they must go back and start again. Once at the end of the course, the Houseguests are allowed to place exactly one of their tokens into any one of sixteen jars waiting at the end, each corresponding to one of the Houseguests. They must choose wisely, however, for the Houseguest whose jar has the most tokens in it after fifteen minutes will become the third nominee. In a twist, the nominated Houseguest will then reach into their jar to pick out a token. Whoever's name is on this token will become the first Head of Household of the season.
Right out of the gate, Marcus, Jordan, Alexandra and Wyatt get off to flying starts, using their athleticism to cross the obstacle course with relative ease. Others, such as Lawrence, Gloria and Tara, struggle. Jordan is the first to make it across and decides to place his first token in Avery's jar. Marcus places his in Wyatt's, while Alexandra places hers in Hugo's jar. As the competition goes on, these seem to be the three common names people are putting their tokens in. Avery catches Clyde placing a token in her jar, prompting her to place a token in his out of retaliation. Avery even tries to tell the girls in her all-girls alliance to do the same, but they seem insistent on targeting Hugo. Gloria finally gets to end and places her token in Hugo's jar, just as the buzzer sounds, indicating the end of the challenge. After tallying up the results, it is revealed that Hugo received the most tokens in his jar, shocking him completely. In the Diary Room, he expresses he is complete disbelief, figuring he had made inroads with the whole house. As instructed by Julie, Hugo reaches into his jar, and pulls out Gloria's name, making her the first Head of Household of the season. As everybody congratulates a shocked Gloria on her win, the episode comes to a close.
Episode 3 (Nominations/Safety Showdown)
Following a very stressful HOH/Nomination competition, tensions are very high upon returning to the house. Pissed off that he was nominated, Hugo feels particularly betrayed by Gloria, thinking they had a close alliance. He makes a brash comment, saying "way to show your loyalty, Gloria," before walking away. Similarly, Avery decides to confront Clyde about him placing one of his tokens in her jar. Clyde simply tells her that she hadn't made an effort to talk to him, which prompts the former to explain that the reason for this is because he has spent all his time up the other guys' asses. Avery goes on to call Clyde a meninist who is clearly intimidated by an independent woman like herself before storming away.
Shortly after the explosive aftermath of the competition, the Royal Advisors meet up in the Disco Room and agree that Avery's antics are getting out of hand. Marcus suggests getting a group of people to go up to Gloria to pressure her into nominating Avery. The other guys seem to be on board with this idea, feeling it would get rid of most of the drama in the house. Meanwhile, Avery gathers up her girls alliance of Victoria, Simone, Alexandra and Eve, and states that they need to pull Gloria into their alliance so that they can convince her to nominate two of the guys. Victoria voices her concerns for going after an athletic guy so soon since they could easily win the Safety Showdown and gun for them next week. Avery insists that this is their only option otherwise the girls will get picked off "as usual." Once she leaves, the other four women concur that Avery is putting an unnecessary target on all of their backs and need to try to distance themselves from her. The group of ladies decide to call themselves the "Fabulous Four," a name which Simone secretly makes fun of in the Diary Room. Over in the Ballet Room, Avery pulls Gloria aside and asserts that it would be in her best interest to nominate two of the guys in order to give the females a chance to go far. Gloria says she'll definitely consider it but makes no promises.
Soon, Gloria announces it is time to go see her HOH room. After a series of mostly insincere obsessing over Gloria's photos and hearing a letter from her husband, it is revealed that Gloria must select the first Have-Nots of the season. She chooses Chinelo, Tara, Hugo and Alice (unaware of what it actually was), who all volunteer. Once everybody has been ushered out of the room, Gloria and her closest ally, Lawrence, discuss their plan for the week. Gloria admits she wasn't really expecting to win and is unsure of what to do. Lawrence suggest hearing what other people have to say first, although admits he would love to see Hugo go home since he's "Mr. Sketchytown". Soon, Hugo asks if he can speak privately with Gloria, prompting Lawrence to leave the room. Hugo asks why Gloria was targeting him during the HOH competition, emphasising that he thought they were really close. Gloria lies, saying that she got across with only a few seconds left and simply reached for whatever jar was closest to her. Although a little skeptical, Hugo accepts this reasoning and apologises for the comment he made earlier on. Hugo asks if the Fan Clan alliance with Tara is still staying strong, which Gloria confirms although secretly discloses in the Diary Room that she, in fact, has no intention of working with Hugo but is having a "jolly good time leading him on."
The following morning, Jordan speaks with Alexandra, someone he's been slowly getting closer to, informing her of the current plan to send Avery home. Alexandra happily agrees, voicing that Victoria, Simone and Eve would all be interested too. Not long after, the members of both the Fabulous Four and the Royal Advisors along with Gloria and Lawrence are found up in the HOH room. Marcus explains that Avery is getting on a lot of people's nerves and the whole house is essentially in agreement that it would be best to send her home. Gloria agrees to the proposal, making it clear that she wants as little blood on her hands as possible. At the Nomination Ceremony, Gloria turns the first key, showing Alice's face on the Memory Wall. She then turns the second key, revealing Avery's face on the Memory Wall. Gloria, a little unprepared for her speech, simply says that she's sorry that she had to do this to them and wishes them the best of luck in the Safety Showdown.
Both nominees seem somewhat surprised to be sitting on the block, especially Avery, who calls Gloria a moron under her breath, extremely upset that she didn't go after one of the stronger males instead. Before they have much time to process it, however, Big Brother announces it is time for the first Safety Showdown. In this competition, each of the three nominees must transport 24 blocks of different sizes across a narrow beam and stack them on a small podium at the end. If at any point they drop a block or fall off, they must start over. The first Houseguest to stack all of their blocks will be granted not only safety but also the Payback Pendant for the following week. Right out of the gate, Alice struggles with the challenge, trying to place her blocks all on top of one another, causing them to fall over very easily. Because of this, it quickly becomes a two horse race between Hugo and Avery. Both seem to be going strong, with Hugo just in front at the twenty-block mark. It's at this point where Hugo accidentally knocks over a quarter of his stack, putting him behind Avery ever so slightly. This small advantage is enough to grant Avery the win, much to her delight. As she celebrates her victory quite loudly, the episode comes to an end.
Episode 4 (POV)
With Avery winning the Safety Showdown, thus becoming safe for the week, many of the Houseguests begin to regret putting her straight on the block rather than a backdoor. Gloria especially fears that Avery could use the Payback Pendant to send her packing the following week. Up in the HOH room, Avery is quick to question Gloria's move to nominate her rather than one of the stronger guys. Seeing how well it worked on Hugo, Gloria decides to lie again to Avery, stating that her nominations were quite random, with the only common factor being that she was one of the fairly younger contestants. Not buying her excuse, Avery insinuates to Gloria that the people she thinks she's working with are just using her, before walking out of the room. Downstairs, Alexandra, Victoria, Alice, Jordan and Chinelo are seen talking together, with Alexandra loudly voicing her annoyance that Avery ended up winning safety for the week. Jordan helps calm her down, reminding her that they can always backdoor the LGBT+ activist next week. Alice asks if she has anything to worry about, prompting the other four in the room to promise her that she won't be going anywhere.
The following morning, Simone narrates from the Diary Room that there are plenty of early showmances blossoming already. She notes that Clyde and Alice have a bit of a flirt-mance going on, while Alexandra and Jordan seem to be getting pretty touchy-feely as of late too. Simone notes that Alexandra seems way more invested in the showmance than Jordan, explaining "Jordan is the slimy type, and I'm sure he'll drop the girl the second he doesn't need her." We then cut to a conversation between Clyde and Alice, with the latter saying that she's very thankful she was nominated. Puzzled, Clyde asks why, which causes Alice to explain that everyone she's spoken to has told her she is safe, so she figured being nominated gives you immunity. Clyde lets out a chuckle, before laying out how being nominated actually works. Clyde jokes in the Diary Room that while Alice looks like a goddess, her head might be a little too far up in the clouds.
Soon, it is time to pick players for the Veto Competition. Gloria draws Nigel's name, Hugo draws Marcus, while Alice draws Victoria's chip, making the Veto players Gloria, Hugo, Alice, Nigel, Marcus and Victoria. Shortly before the competition, Hugo meets up with Gloria, Tara and Lawrence in the HOH room. Hugo asks the other three who the target is for the week, with Gloria stating she would like to see Alice go since she's pretty useless. Hugo is very thanful and decides to add Lawrence to the Fan Clan, making them an alliance of four. After he leaves, Lawrence reveals to Tara that they actually want Hugo out, feeling he has deals with everyone. While Tara agrees, she voices in the Diary Room that she still thinks Hugo would be loyal to the alliance and would rather him stay if she had the choice.
It is then time for the Power of Veto competition. This competition is the infamous spelling competition, where the Houseguests must search through an ogre's swamp in search of letter tiles. They must then use these letters to form the longest word possible within the time period of ten minutes. Whoever spells the longest word will win the Power of Veto. After a mad scramble for letters, it is soon time to reveal who has spelled what. Gloria spells the word "children", Nigel and Victoria (who both threw the challenge) spell "catfish" and "eating" respectively. Hugo spells "staircase", putting him in the lead, while Alice manages to somehow misspell the word "word" as "werd", eliminating her. Finally is Marcus, who spells "elimination", a correctly spelled eleven letter word, which wins him the competition.
With the Veto in Marcus' hands, the Royal Advisors celebrate in the Salsa Room, happy that they have the power. Marcus states outright that he's probably not going to use the Veto, which causes a bit of concern with Clyde, who worries for Alice's safety. He suggests the possibility of using the Veto on her to gain trust, but Marcus shuts the idea down, calling her too stupid to even remember what happened if they were to use it. This irritates Clyde a bit, feeling Marcus is being disrespectful. Just prior to the Veto Meeting, Avery is seen speaking with Alice, telling her she feels like she's on the outs and that all her allies have abandoned her. Hearing this, Alice lets slip that Alexandra in particular was really upset that Avery won the safety competition, shocking Avery very much, who had thought Alexandra was loyal to the Girls Alliance. Even though she isn't sure if she can trust Alice, Avery thanks her for the information.
At the Veto Meeting, Marcus predictably opts not to exercise his Power of Veto, meaning either Alice or Hugo will be the first person evicted from the Big Brother house. The episode ends with both nominees giving Diary Room confessions stating that they each feel they are safe this week, meaning one of them will likely be in for surprise come the next eviction.
Episode 5 Part 1 (Eviction)
The episode begins where the previous one left off, with Alice and Hugo officially on the block. With the nominations finalised for the week, talk about the vote is quick to ensue. Upstairs in the HOH room, Gloria, along with Lawrence and the members of both the Fabulous Four and the Royal Advisors join together to discuss the vote. Gloria makes it clear that Hugo is her target and wants to ensure he gets the majority of the votes. Everyone in the room seems to agree with this proposal, with Clyde being particularly passionate about saving his flirt-mance, Alice. While there is no official alliance, the group of ten seem to have some kind of agreement to tentatively work together.
Meanwhile, downstairs in the Disco Room, Hugo, Tara and Wyatt are chatting it up. Hugo mentions that a lot of people seem to be up in the HOH room, and is concerned that they could be switching the target to him. Wyatt, who has not been let in on the plan to send Hugo home, reassures him that it's probably nothing. Tara, on the other hand, who knows full well that Hugo is indeed the house's target subtly tells him that it could be a good idea to start talking to more people to ensure he has their votes. In the Diary Room, she admits that while she would like to save Hugo, she can't tell him he's the target or else she could be in hot water is somebody found out. Taking Tara's advice, Hugo speaking with Nigel and later Chinelo, Eve, Gloria and Lawrence, who all tell Hugo he is safe. Lawrence states in the Diary Room that the fact Hugo is so paranoid is just more reason why he needs to go.
The following day, Alexandra, Simone and Jordan are seen casually conversing in the Lounge when Avery walks in. She reveals in the Diary Room that she's very concerned about what Alice told her about Alexandra possibly wanting her out, and needed to get to the bottom of things. Avery straight up asks Alexandra if she has an issue with her. Alexandra denies, prompting Avery to explain that Alice told her that Alexandra was supposedly upset when Avery won the Safety Showdown. Shocked, Alexandra is left speechless for a moment, before Jordan, unaware of Alexandra's fake girls alliance with Avery, steps in, telling Avery that a lot of people were upset that she won the competition, not just Alexandra, so she shouldn't just take it out on her. Simone's eyes go wide as Avery tells Alexandra that she truly had her back and is appalled that she would turn on her so quickly. Alexandra bites back, telling Avery that it was impossible to work with her because she wouldn't listen to anyone else's opinions, causing Avery to shout that Alexandra has clearly been brainwashed by Jordan and is nothing but his pathetic, little puppy. Jordan quickly defends his showmance, calling Avery jealous that nobody likes her and tells her to leave them the f**k alone. Avery starts screaming at Jordan, saying she can do whatever the f**k she wants and she won't let a man walk all over her like "the pillow" he's sleeping with. Just as Alexandra starts to get up in Avery's face, Big Brother tells them to go to opposite sides of the house.
The morning after the huge fight, Alexandra vents to the rest of the Fabulous Four about Avery, saying she's an absolute moron that has officially dug herself into an even deeper hole. Eve brings up that none of this drama would've even happened to begin with if Alice didn't rat them out to Avery, leading the four girls to agree that it might be in their best interest to send Alice home rather than Hugo. The girls meet up with Chinelo, Jordan and Marcus, and reveal their concerns about keeping Alice in the game, feeling that she will continue to just slip under everyone's radar, whereas Hugo will forever remain a target. While the guys seem to agree, they are worried about how Clyde would react, considering he and Alice are very close. Simone argues that if he's really loyal to the alliance, he will understand. Lawrence and Gloria soon join the group and are informed about the recent discussions about switching up the target. Lawrence stresses that Hugo is too sketchy and needs to go, whereas Gloria admits that she doesn't like the fact that Alice is such a blabbermouth.
At the live vote and eviction, the house ultimately decides that Alice's loose lips made her too dangerous to keep around, sending her home 11-2, with only Avery and Clyde voting to keep her. Alice, along with Clyde are both shocked by the outcome, but before too many questions can be asked, Julie summons everybody outside for the next Head of Household competition.
Votes for Alice: Alexandra, Chinelo, Eve, Jordan, Lawrence, Marcus, Nigel, Simone, Tara, Victoria, Wyatt
Votes for Hugo: Avery, Clyde
Episode 5 Part 2 (HOH)
For this Head of Household competition, the Houseguests have to race to collect their coloured puzzle pieces from a large pit in the center of the yard. Once they have collected all their puzzle pieces, they can begin putting their puzzle together. The first person to finish will become the new HOH. As the Houseguests scramble to collect their pieces, it's quite difficult to tell what's going on at first. After a while, however, some people begin to pull ahead. Marcus is the first to collect all his pieces, followed by Alexandra, Avery, Clyde and Wyatt. While Clyde and Alexandra struggle at the puzzle section, Marcus and Avery really excel and it quickly becomes a race between these two. In the end, Marcus prevails, making him the second Head of Household of the season.
Episode 6 (Nominations/Safety Showdown)
After a chaotic week resulting in Alice's blindside, tension is still very much in the air. Clyde, in particular, is in a complete state of shock, having no clue that his closest ally in the house was going to get evicted. Wanting to get to the bottom of things, Clyde meets up with his fellow Royal Advisors to try to work out where things went wrong. Jordan tries his best to explain to Clyde that Alice had been spilling information to the other side and felt that she would be more detrimental to their alliance than Hugo, who everyone sees through at this point. Clyde admits that their reasoning is sound but he's more upset that he was left out of the loop than anything. Marcus bluntly says the reason that didn't tell him is that they knew he would be against it and didn't want him to make himself a bigger target by trying to flip things. While still mad, Clyde accepts the reasoning, stating in the Diary Room that he'll play nice for now but he definitely doesn't trust the guys as much as he used to.
Meanwhile, knowing she's likely going to be the house's target this week, Avery knows she needs to put her power to good use and meets up with Tara to discuss some options. Avery tells her that Tara's the only other girl that isn't currently under the guys' spell and believes the two of them need to try to get one of them out if they want a hope at staying in the game. A little surprised that Avery feels this way about her, Tara simply tells Avery that she just needs to trust whatever her gut is telling her. As the conversation continues, Simone briefly walks into the room to collect her jacket and notices the two girls talking. In the Diary Room, Simone notes that the girls stopped their conversation the second she stepped into the room and thinks they're up to something sketchy. Before long, it's time to see Marcus' new HOH room. After reading his letter from his father, similar to last week, he is tasked with naming the four Have-Nots for the week. While Wyatt, Eve and Clyde all volunteer, Marcus decides to name Avery as the fourth, annoying her greatly.
Wanting to discuss who to nominate, Marcus meets with a collection of his allies, Simone, Clyde, Chinelo, Eve and Lawrence, to talk about his plan for the week. Considering putting Avery directly on the block last week backfired in their faces, Marcus is looking to backdoor her this time around, needing two pawns to go up. He also says that he wants at least one of the pawns to be a strong competitor that will gun for the Payback Pendant so they can keep the other side from getting it next week. Without any volunteers, Marcus asks Clyde and Chinelo specifically if they would be willing to do it. They both firmly say no, with Clyde emphasising he doesn't feel confident about going on the block after voting in the minority last week and would rather somebody else do it. This annoys Marcus greatly, feeling Clyde isn't playing for the team. Simone brings up how she caught Tara talking to Avery and feels that she could be a pawn because if Avery somehow manages to win POV, she could be a good backup target. Everybody seems to like this idea, barring Lawrence, who is fearful that his side alliance with Tara, Gloria and partially Hugo could be in jeopardy. However, he keeps quiet, not wanting to reveal its existence.
With nominations looming, Marcus decides to pull Tara aside to make sure she won't be mad at him if he uses her as a pawn. Marcus tells Tara his plan to nominate her as a pawn, which, at first, gets her quite nervous. Trying to reassure her, Marcus makes it clear that he has a bigger plan in the works, hinting that Avery is his real target for the week. He then explains that because he gave Tara a heads up, he was hoping that she wouldn't seek vengeance if she were to win the Payback Pendant at the Safety Showdown. Tara obviously agrees to the offer, not wanting to piss off the HOH, but admits in the Diary Room that Marcus is acting like he's doing her a favour by putting her on the block, and thinks it's ridiculous that he's asking her to keep him safe next week when he's putting her in danger. At the Nomination Ceremony, Marcus turns the first key, revealing Tara's face on the memory wall. He then turns the second key, showing Wyatt's face on the memory wall. Marcus is very direct in saying that the two of them are just pawns and neither of them is his target. Avery then steps forward to turn her key, showing Jordan's face on the memory wall. She simply tells Jordan that he probably thinks that he can charm all the girls into blindly following him, but Avery ain't falling for any of that. Alexandra rolls her eyes at Avery's statement, bringing the ceremony to a close.
Almost immediately after the Nomination Ceremony, the Houseguests are summoned into the backyard for their second Safety Showdown of the season. In this competition, the three nominees start on one of three corners of a triangular board made of square tiles. One at a time, they must make a move like a knight on a chess board, flipping over the tile they step onto. Once a tile has been flipped, it cannot be stepped on again. If you cannot move, you are eliminated from the competition. The last person standing will win the Safety Showdown. For a while, none of the three seem to have any difficulties, that is until roughly half the tiles have been flipped over. Jordan ends up cornering himself accidentally, and after Tara cuts off his only option, he is the first eliminated. Now a race between Tara and Wyatt, Wyatt ends up making a fatal mistake, which Tara takes advantage of, ultimately winning her safety for the week. With that, the episode comes to an end.
Episode 7 (POV)
Proceeding the Safety Showdown, as the Houseguests begin to return inside, Tara confesses she's both happy and nervous about winning. On one hand, she knows she's safe for the week, however, she also admits she's going to have to get blood on her hands next week, which she was hoping to avoid. Upstairs in the HOH room, the Royal Advisors meet up to discuss the results of the competition. Chinelo, Clyde and particularly Jordan are fearful of Tara winning the Payback Pendant, knowing she isn't in their core alliance. Marcus reassures the group that he had a conversation with Tara prior to the competition, where he got her to promise him she wouldn't retaliate if she won the Payback Pendant. Clyde asks if Marcus got the whole alliance safety or just himself, which Marcus responds with saying he didn't really specify but they came to an agreement. Marcus goes on to say that if he was so worried about someone winning the Payback Pendant, Clyde could've just volunteered to be a pawn like he had asked, creating tension within the group.
The following morning, Jordan and Alexandra are seen cuddling out on the hammock, chatting away. Jordan makes a joke that if weren't for Alexandra getting into a catfight with Avery, he probably wouldn't be on the block. Alexandra makes a face, before saying that Jordan was the one who threw her under the bus when he confirmed that Alice was telling the truth. She goes on to say that she wasn't appreciative of the way Jordan felt the need to talk in her defense, with Jordan arguing that all he did was back her up. Jordan tells Alexandra to take responsibility for her actions, irritating Alexandra who says they wouldn't be in this mess if it wasn't for him. Jordan calls Alexandra a drama queen, prompting her to walk away from the hammock without another word. Having watched the whole fight transpire, Avery states in the Diary Room that she knows that she's probably the backdoor target, so having Jordan and Alexandra get into a fight might just be her saving grace.
Soon after, it's time to pick players for the Power of Veto competition. Marcus pulls out Simone's name, Wyatt draws Gloria, while Jordan gets Houseguest's Choice, and selects Chinelo, annoying Alexandra even further. On the other hand, Marcus is very happy with the selection, seeing as though Avery was not picked. Following the player picking, Alexandra is seen meeting with the other members of the Fabulous Four, venting her frustrations towards Jordan. She explains that he's somehow trying to blame his own nomination on her when he's the one who's been putting a target on her back. The girls try to comfort Alexandra, telling her to let it all out, while in the Diary Room, Victoria states that Jordan has every right to be mad at Alexandra, since she was the one who yelled at Avery, putting a target on her and Jordan's back.
That afternoon, it is time for the Power of Veto competition to begin. In this competition, the Houseguests must race to collect several differently shaped clocks, scattered throughout the yard. Using these clocks, the competitors must stack as many of them on their stand as they can. To make things more difficult, on the other side of the yard, is an hourglass, one corresponding to each Houseguest. If at any point an hourglass has been depleted, that Houseguest is out of the competition. The first Houseguest to stack twenty clocks will win the Power of Veto. On go, Marcus, Jordan and Chinelo get off to quick starts, while Gloria struggles to keep up, claiming that her arthritis chose the wrong day to start playing up. As time passes, Marcus is in the lead with twelve clocks stacked, while Jordan is right behind him on ten. However, due to being too caught up in his stacking, Marcus' hourglass runs out, eliminating him from the competition. Soon, it becomes a competition between Jordan, Chinelo and Wyatt, but in the end, Jordan reaches twenty clocks first, granting him the Power of Veto.
Back inside, many of the Houseguests, particularly Wyatt, are worried about Jordan winning the Veto, knowing that if Jordan decides to pull himself off the block, Avery will decide the replacement nominee, ruining the plan to backdoor her. In the Lounge, a fearful Wyatt speaks with Marcus about his concerns that Jordan won the Veto. He begins freaking out, expressing how badly he wants to stay in the game. Marcus reassures Wyatt that he'll have a chat with Jordan, although secretly doesn't like the way Wyatt is acting so desperate. The following morning, the Royal Advisors meet up once again in the HOH room. Marcus insists that Avery has to go this week, telling Jordan he needs to use the POV on Wyatt in order to make it happen. Jordan expresses that after his blow-up with Alexandra, he doesn't feel comfortable being on the block, arguing that Wyatt needs to go soon anyway, so there's no harm in getting him out now. Marcus admits Wyatt has been getting on his nerves lately. Alexandra soon joins the conversation and is filled in that Jordan is considering using the Veto on himself. Alexandra immediately shoots that idea down, saying Avery is just going to nominate somebody else from their group anyway, so it's not going to make a difference. Jordan is left very conflicted, admitting in the Diary Room that he told himself he would never voluntarily put himself on the block but also doesn't want to piss off his alliance.
At the Veto Meeting, Jordan shockingly decides to use the Veto on himself, surprising many people from his alliance, particularly Lawrence, whose jaw is seen hanging on the ground. With a sigh of relief, Avery heads to the front of the Living Room and announces that her replacement nominee will be Alexandra, stating she warned her about letting a boy get in her head, and this is the price she has to pay. Alexandra angrily takes a seat, visibly fuming that Jordan decided to remove himself from the block. With that, the episode comes to an end.
Episode 8 Part 1 (Eviction)
Following quite a shocking Veto Meeting, the episode starts off with a bang, as Alexandra, now riled up, calls Jordan a selfish a**hole. Jordan states that he has the right to use his Veto on himself and anyone else in his position would've done the same. Alexandra yells that he clearly doesn't care about her safety despite supposedly being in an alliance, with Simone backing her up, saying Jordan didn't even tell anyone he was using it, to begin with. Marcus backs Jordan up, arguing that it's unfair to get mad at somebody for using the Veto on themselves, before Avery decides to step in, stating Jordan's just mad that people have caught on to his lies and deceit. As Jordan tries to remove himself from the situation, Alexandra makes it known that her and Jordan's showmance is officially over.
Once the house has calmed down a bit, Alexandra can be seen venting to the members of the Fabulous Four, alongside Clyde, Chinelo, Gloria and Lawrence. Alexandra rants about Jordan showing what a "selfish douchebag" he really is, feeling he's proven now that his loyalties clearly don't lie with their group of ten anymore. The others seem to agree, with Eve adding that Jordan and Marcus have isolated themselves from the group and can no longer be trusted. While everyone seems to be in agreeance, in the Diary Room, Victoria voices that everyone in their so-called alliance is an absolute moron, saying all Jordan did was use the POV on himself yet for some reason everyone's already turning on him. Despite Victoria feeling this way, she keeps and straight face during the conversation, not letting it show. Wanting to finally confirm an alliance, the group of eight decide to call themselves the Gelati Party, a name coined by Gloria, and agree that Wyatt needs to go this week.
Following the "meeting", Jordan and Marcus are seen talking alone up in the HOH room, with Jordan complaining about Alexandra's "uncalled for reaction". Victoria soon joins the two men, snidely remarking that she's glad she finally has a chance to talk to some people with more than two brain cells. Elaborating on her point, Victoria explains that their so-called group has officially decided to excommunicate the two of them, and have formed an alliance of their own. Shocked by this news, a confused yet angry Marcus storms downstairs and publicly demands and explanation out of Chinelo and Clyde, asking them outright if they formed a new alliance behind his and Jordan's backs. Baffled as to how he found out, Chinelo tries to deflect the question, asking Marcus how he knows this. Marcus refuses to answer, saying that he doesn't owe them anything if what he's heard is true. Clyde comes clean, admitting that nobody trusts Marcus and Jordan anymore after Jordan used the Veto on himself. Beginning to raise his voice, Marcus asked what that's got to do with him, prompting Clyde to snap back by saying Marcus has shown that he doesn't care about him, pointing out how he tried to guilt him into being a pawn when they were supposed to be allies. Just as Marcus starts to shout and call Clyde a disloyal liar, Clyde states "if you cared so much about loyalty, then maybe you shouldn't have left me out of the last vote," before walking off.
Following another huge blow-up, it is quite clear that the Royal Advisors alliance is over. In the Salsa Room, the Fan Clan, consisting of Hugo, Tara, Gloria and Lawrence, meet up to get on the same page. Lawrence states that he's heard that everyone seems to want Wyatt out, which Gloria supports. Hugo speculates that Alexandra may be a part of this new alliance Marcus was mad at Clyde and Chinelo for joining, and that's where she's getting this support from. He then suggests trying to flip the vote on her instead, which Gloria and Lawrence quickly shut down, surprising Hugo a little bit. Not giving up on his plan, Hugo approaches Marcus and Jordan about voting Alexandra out this week, which they are instantly on board for. They agree that Avery would for sure be up for it, so they would only need three more votes to have a majority. Hugo talks to Tara about trying to switch things up, but Tara warns Hugo that making a move like that could put a target on their backs, bringing up that Hugo almost went home last week.
At the Live Eviction, Hugo and Tara decide to stick with the house in voting out Wyatt, who only receives votes to stay from Avery and Jordan, both of whom knew he would go home regardless but wanted the satisfaction of voting to evict Alexandra. After Wyatt leaves the house, Julie instructs the Houseguests to once again head to the backyard for the next Head of Household competition.
Votes for Wyatt: Chinelo, Clyde, Eve, Gloria, Hugo, Lawrence, Nigel, Simone, Tara, Victoria
Votes for Alexandra: Avery, Jordan
Episode 8 Part 2 (HOH)
In this Head of Household competition, one at a time, each Houseguest will have to roll their ball down a slope filled with various obstacles, landing in one of twenty slots, numbered 1-20. Whichever competitor gets the highest score will became the new HOH. Furthermore, the four Houseguests who score the lowest will become Have-Nots for the week. Eve was randomly selected to go first, rolling a 13. Avery then scores a 15, putting her in the lead. Nigel (12), Lawrence (2), Simone (11) and Victoria (11) all fail to beat her until it comes to Hugo, who lands an 18. Alexandra gets a 1, annoying her greatly, while Chinelo (15), Gloria (8), Tara (17) and Clyde (9) fail to top Hugo's score. Finally is Jordan, who ends up scoring just a 16, making Hugo the new Head of Household. For scoring the lowest amount of points, Alexandra, Lawrence, Gloria and Clyde will be this week's Have-Nots.
Episode 9 (Nominations/Safety Showdown)
With Hugo winning Head of Household, a lot of people appear nervous, with very few people really know where his head is at. In the Diary Room, Simone expresses that Hugo seems like your stereotypical "I wanna make a BIG MOVE" kind of guy, so the Gelati Party could definitely be in trouble this week. On the other hand, Gloria and Lawrence are a little more reassured, hoping that they can use their connection with the Fan Clan to make sure the Gelati Party remains safe this week. In the Storage Room, the eight members of the Gelati Party congregate to discuss their feelings on having Hugo as the new HOH. Many people voice their concerns for the alliance's safety, but Lawrence assures everyone that he's got a good thing going with Hugo and will try his best to persuade him to go after Jordan and Marcus, which everyone except Victoria is happy to hear. Victoria argues that Avery would be a much smarter and easier person to go after since she's 100% against them whereas Jordan and Marcus could potentially be brought back onto their side. Alexandra dismisses this idea, asserting that Jordan will never work with them again and needs to go this week, annoying Victoria.
After Hugo is granted access to his HOH room, the Fan Clan gather upstairs to talk through ideas for nominations. Hugo points out that the four of them have total control over this week since Tara has the Payback Pendant, and doesn't want to let this opportunity go to waste. Hugo admits that he wants to go after the people that have been running the house, prompting Gloria to quickly suggest Marcus and Jordan as options. Hugo disagrees, feeling that those two seem to have been kicked out of the "cool kids club", and is instead considering people like Alexandra, Victoria, Clyde and Chinelo. In a slightly frantic manner, Lawrence and Gloria try to convince Hugo that going against what the house wants would just put an even bigger target on his back, and would be smart to play it safe while still going after big competition threats. While agreeing that they make good points, Hugo voices in the Diary Room that both Gloria and Lawrence seem far too overprotective of who he considers the "cool kids" and worries that their true loyalties may lie outside of the Fan Clan.
The following morning, over in the Lounge, Alexandra, Clyde and Simone are seen discussing the events that happened last week, with Clyde bringing up how he found it suspicious that Marcus somehow knew about the Gelati Party's existence, believing somebody in their group of eight must have ratted them out. Alexandra immediately speculates that Victoria was the one to do it considering how defensive she was over him and Jordan earlier. Coincidentally, Victoria soon joins the discussion, asking what the group was talking about. Alexandra honestly states that they were speculating how Marcus mysteriously knew about the formation of their new alliance and asks Victoria is she was the one to tell him. Victoria denies telling Marcus anything, saying she would be stupid to unnecessarily put a target on herself like that. Annoyed by Alexandra blatantly implying that she doesn't trust her, Victoria decides that enough is enough and approaches Jordan and Marcus to have a private conversation. Victoria reveals that the whole house has essentially agreed that the two of them are next to go, suggesting that they should go campaign hard to Hugo and Tara if they want to save themselves. Marcus and Jordan thank Victoria for sharing this information, promising her that they won't forget it.
As Victoria advised them to, Marcus and Jordan walk up to the HOH room, where Hugo and Tara have been hanging out. Upon entering, the two men are quick to get down to business, promising both Tara and Hugo that their targets are 100% the people who turned their backs on them (shots of Clyde, Chinelo and Alexandra flash onto the screen), and would be more than willing to work with Hugo and Tara. Marcus even brings up that Tara promised him last week that she wouldn't use her Payback Pendant in retaliation and would appreciate if she upheld that promise. Hugo states that they'll definitely take this into consideration. After Jordan and Marcus leave, Hugo tells Tara that he feels the two of them would be idiots not to take the two guys up on their offer, voicing that he didn't come here to play follow the leader. Tara once again warns Hugo that going against the house so soon could ruin their position, feeling that playing it safe is their best bet. She even suggests that they could nominate somebody like Alexandra as a backup target in case they change their mind.
At the Nomination Ceremony, Hugo turns his first key, showing Jordan's face on the memory wall, much to his disappointment. He then turns the second key, showing Alexandra's face on the wall, surprising her a little bit. Hugo states that a lot of the drama in the house has revolved around the two of them and he would like to resolve it. Tara then turns her key, revealing Marcus as her nominee. She simply says that last week, Marcus put her life at risk and is simply returning the favour.
Right after the Nomination Ceremony, the Safety Showdown is next on the agenda. In this competition, the Houseguests will first be divided up into three lanes. On go, the competitors must race to, one at a time, collect puzzle pieces from one end of their lane and race back to the other end, where they will have to use a pulley system to hoist themselves up and place their piece on an over-sized, vertical puzzle. The first Houseguest to complete their puzzle will win the Safety Showdown. Right out of the gate, all three competitors get off to reasonably strong starts, however, due to his much broader, heavier physique, Marcus struggles a bit with the pulley. While Jordan and Alexandra remain neck-and-neck for the most part of the challenge, Alexandra soon begins to wear down, whereas Jordan's drive to win pushes him further allows him to take the lead and ultimately win the competition. One final shot of Jordan celebrating his victory can be seen before the episode comes to a close.
Episode 10 (POV)
With Jordan winning the safety showdown, Alexandra is shown kicking the ground in frustration, not only because she was so close to winning herself but because she knows that she is one of Jordan's likely targets for next week. On the other hand, Jordan is visibly elated, knowing full well that this was one of his only chances to save himself this week. Back inside, Alexandra decides to have a word with Hugo up in the HOH room about why she was nominated. Hugo explains right off the bat that she is not his target, and only nominated her because he doesn't think people would turn on her considering how many connections she has in the house. This reasoning leaves Alexandra a bit concerned, feeling as though that would just make her an even juicier target. Knowing she has to play nice, though, she thanks Hugo for the explanation before exiting the room.
Early next morning, Jordan, Marcus and Avery are seen having what appears to be a very serious conversation. Marcus acknowledges that while he and Jordan haven't exactly been on the same page as Avery these past few weeks, the three of them are easily the biggest targets in the house. Avery agrees wholeheartedly, revealing that all of her so-called allies have hung her out to dry and she is looking for absolutely anyone to try to work with, even if it is a guy. Jordan suggests that while they may not like each other, right now, they need each other to survive. Meanwhile, in the Ballet Room, Eve and Nigel discuss the struggles of being away from their family for so long, especially their kids. Eve decides to share her story about getting divorced when she was only 26, and having to raise her and her ex-husband's two kids while trying to work a full-time job in order to support her family. She goes on to explain that while she is thankful to have remarried since then, it was a real struggle to get through that part of her life. Nigel sympathises with Eve, acknowledging that being a parent is far from easy and that Eve should be very proud of how far she has come. In the Diary Room, Eve states that she is very grateful for the conversation she had with Nigel, adding that despite feeling comfortable within the Gelati Party, it never hurts to have someone like Nigel to fall back on.
Soon, it is time to pick players for the Power of Veto competition. Hugo draws first, selecting Avery, bringing a smirk to Marcus' face. Marcus is next and picks Eve, followed by Alexandra selecting Chinelo. Following the Veto draw, Alexandra is clearly a little nervous about Avery being picked to play for POV. She decides to air her concerns with her closest group of allies, Simone, Eve, Chinelo and Clyde, voicing her concerns that Avery might take Marcus off the block if she wins the Veto. While everyone reassures her that that hypothetical situation is very unlikely, Chinelo discloses in the Diary Room that he's slowly becoming annoyed with the way Alexandra is constantly complaining about things, saying she's very hard to work with.
Later on in the day, it is announced that it is time for the Power of Veto Competition. In this competition, Houseguests will be shown a sequence of different ice-cream flavours, followed by a question referring to one of the flavours shown. The competitors must then select the correct flavour from their work station and add it to their ice-cream machine. If they pick the wrong flavour, their machine will explode and they will be out of the competition. The last Houseguest standing will win the POV. In the first round, only five items are shown in the sequence, making it quite easy for everybody to answer correctly. The second round proves a little more difficult, with both Chinelo and Alexandra taking a while to choose their answer. Both end up picking incorrectly, eliminating them. The third round sees Marcus eliminated after switching his answer at the last minute, along with Eve, who threw the competition to not get any blood on her hands. It soon whittles down to just Avery and Hugo, with a lot is on the line. Ultimately, Avery ends up making a mistake in the fourth round, earning Hugo his second competition win in a row.
With Hugo securing the Veto, Marcus is unsurprisingly very frustrated, knowing that he might've just sealed his own fate. Refusing to just give up, however, Marcus decides to give one final crack at convincing Hugo to save him. After walking up to the HOH room, Marcus sits Hugo down and flat-out explains that he has zero allegiances to anybody in this house, saying that if Hugo uses the Veto on him, he will do whatever Hugo wants. He then states that despite what Hugo may think, he is far from being within the majority, even bringing up how the whole house was on board to send him home the first week until Alice got caught leaking information. Startled by this revelation, Hugo thanks Marcus for sharing this with him, promising that he will genuinely consider the offer. Needing to get to the bottom of what he's just discovered, Hugo gathers the Fan Clan and brings up how Marcus told him about a supposed plan to send him home in the first week. After a moment of consideration, Gloria lies by saying that she has never heard of any plan like this, with Lawrence adding that they would have to be dumber than Avery to want their own ally out in the first week. Hugo asks Tara if she knew anything about this, which she sheepishly denies, despite feeling guilty about lying to one of her closest allies. Although he is a little reassured, Hugo can't help but sense something is up.
At the Veto Meeting, Marcus calls out Alexandra as being the leader of the majority alliance in the house, insisting that if everyone else wants a fair fight, she needs to be taken out. In spite of Marcus' pleas, Hugo decides not to use the Power of Veto, leaving Marcus and Alexandra as the official nominees for the week. With that, the episode adjourns.
Episode 11 Part 1 (Eviction)
Immediately after the Veto Meeting comes to a close, Alexandra passively aggressively thanks Marcus for the compliment, before strutting away. As she leaves, Marcus yells out that he speaks nothing but the truth, and if this house were smart, they'd send her packing. In the Diary Room, Alexandra states that Marcus' threats mean nothing to her since she knows she has the numbers to stay this week, feeling 100% secure. Later on in the day, Marcus, Jordan and Avery meet up in the Lounge to brainstorm a way to save Marcus this week. Marcus states that everyone's too far up Alexandra's ass to even consider voting her out, prompting Jordan to tell him to stop thinking so pessimistically. Jordan announces that Victoria seemed to be on board, but Avery voices that Victoria has screwed her over in the past, and could easily do it again. Jordan then says he'll talk with her in the morning to make sure they have her on their side.
As planned, the following morning, Jordan pulls Victoria over to the hammock to discuss the possibility of sending Alexandra home. Victoria admits she is more than willing to vote her out, getting the feeling that Alexandra is trying to ostracise her from the group. Curious to see what the pair are talking about, Hugo soon joins the couple by the hammock. Jordan explains that the two of them feel that it would be in the house's best interest to send Alexandra home this week, emphasising the level of control she has on everyone. Hugo admits that he actually wouldn't mind seeing Alexandra go home, conceding that he's already starting to regret not using the Veto. Victoria asks who Hugo thinks he could get on board, to which Hugo replies by saying he feels he could convince Tara, and potentially Gloria and Lawrence, but admits it won't be easy.
As he goes back inside, Hugo invites Tara, Gloria and Lawrence to join him up in the HOH room. Lawrence discretely rolls his eyes, muttering to Gloria "if that boy tries to convince us to do something crazy..." causing Gloria to stifle a laugh. Upstairs, Hugo states that even though they're all worried about backlash, he truly feels they need to take this opportunity to send Alexandra home. He explains that Victoria, Jordan and probably Avery would all be on board, so their votes would be enough. Lawrence outright says that he's not doing it, saying all it would do is make them the next targets. Hugo suggests that they could try to pin it on somebody else, but Lawrence isn't having it, proclaiming "I'm voting Marcus out and that's f**king that," before storming downstairs. Gloria soon follows him, saying that she'll try to calm him down. Seeing as though Lawrence clearly isn't on board, Hugo reports back to Jordan and Marcus that neither Lawrence nor Gloria seemed to be buying the idea, disappointing both of them.
The following day, Lawrence vents to the other members of the Gelati Party (except for Victoria, who has slowly drifted away from the group) about Hugo's antics, tattling that Hugo is trying to convince people to save Marcus, irritating Alexandra. She asks who else is in on Hugo's plan, with Lawrence revealing that Hugo said Avery, Jordan and Victoria were supposedly on board. This news outrages Alexandra, saying that this is the last straw when it comes to Victoria, wanting to go call her out. Simone tells her that it's not worth it, convincing her to bite her tongue until after the eviction. As the group tries to calm Alexandra down, Chinelo is seen looking less than impressed, feeling Alexandra is yet again making a big deal out of nothing.
In a last ditch effort, Marcus tries to rekindle his relationship with Chinelo and Clyde, apologising for all the drama that went down between them. Marcus re-emphasises that Alexandra has far too much power, and they could very easily put everything behind them start up the Royal Advisors again. Chinelo admits that Alexandra has been pissing him off, which Clyde agrees with, albeit less enthusiastically. Marcus says that they would have the numbers to send her home if they wanted, leaving Chinelo and Clyde in the swing position. Come the Live Eviction, the two boys, along with Tara, decide to play it safe and vote out Marcus, surprising Jordan, Avery and Victoria, who fully thought that they had the numbers. As Marcus exits the house, Julie asks the Houseguests to head to the backyard for the next HOH competition.
Votes for Marcus: Chinelo, Clyde, Eve, Gloria, Lawrence, Nigel, Simone, Tara
Votes for Alexandra: Avery, Jordan, Victoria
Episode 11 Part 2 (HOH)
For this Head of Household competition, the Houseguests watch a live dance performance followed by being asked questions about what they just saw, answering either A or B. The last one standing will become the new HOH. After seeing the performance, Julie begins asking the questions. In the first round, Gloria, Simone and Chinelo are all eliminated. The next question is fairly straight forward, with only Eve getting it wrong. The third question tricks a vast majority of the Houseguests, with Nigel, Jordan, Tara, Alexandra, Victoria and Lawrence being eliminated, leaving only Avery and Clyde left. After both getting the next two questions correct, Avery makes a mistake on the sixth question, making Clyde the new Head of Household.
Episode 12 (Nominations/Safety Showdown)
Unlike most, this episode begins with a flashback to immediately after Marcus' eviction. With the prospect of just surviving the eviction boosting her confidence, in the spur of the moment, Alexandra tells Victoria that she will regret the day she tried to send her home. In a loud, firm voice, Victoria bites back, saying Alexandra was the one who showed that she clearly didn't trust her first. Defending herself, Alexandra asks Victoria point-blank if she told Marcus about their alliance, something that catches the attention of the whole house. Victoria once again denies doing this, with Jordan interjecting that Alexandra needs to f**k off, sarcastically saying that she clearly knows it all anyway. As the fight continues, Chinelo voices in the Diary Room that Alexandra getting into all these arguments just goes to show how comfortable she is, fearing that she'll accidentally spill the beans about something if she isn't careful.
Cutting back to the present time, with Clyde having won the most recent HOH competition, many members of the Gelati Party, especially Alexandra, are thrilled to have power once again. We hear from Clyde in the Diary Room that winning this HOH was crucial for him and his alliance, hoping he can use it to diffuse the drama in the house. On the other hand, Jordan and Victoria are particularly dejected, knowing that the two of them will likely be going up on the block. As the two simultaneously complain about the house blindly following Alexandra's every whim, the two are seen getting noticeably closer physically. In a Middle School kind of way, Jordan admits that he's always been attracted to Victoria, a feeling which Victoria confirms is mutual. With the moment being just right, the two share a kiss, which ultimately leads to a make out session. It doesn't last very long, however, as Avery soon walks in, leaving a sense of awkwardness in the air. Jordan asks Avery if she can promise not tell anyone about his and Victoria's showmance, which she agrees to. As the three laugh off the awkward situation, Avery expresses in the Diary Room that the last thing she wants is to be aligned with the showmance in the house, but also admits that the two of them are all she has at this point.
The following morning, Clyde's HOH room reveal takes places, where he is tasked with choosing the four Have-Nots of the week. Chinelo and Nigel volunteer, but nobody else seems to be willing. Clyde ultimately names Victoria and Jordan as the other two, arguing neither of them have been a Have-Not yet. Jordan quietly calls the reasoning bull***t but doesn't make a big fuss. After most of the Houseguests file their way downstairs, the seven remaining members of the Gelati Party gather to discuss who to target for the week. Alexandra is quick to campaign for sending Victoria home, feeling personally slighted by her, while the others all agree that Jordan is a much bigger physical threat and needs to go. Not giving up, Alexandra argues that Victoria definitely seems to be the brains of the operation, prompting Eve to suggest nominating the two side by side and worrying about who the target is later. Chinelo shoots this idea down, bringing up that nominating both of them would give them two chances to save themselves, and that a backdoor situation would be smarter. The alliance seems to agree with this idea, however, Chinelo secretly reveals that getting Jordan out this week doesn't really benefit him, stating that he's got a plan to potential send home a much bigger threat.
Later that day, Chinelo starts putting his plan into action by having a private conversation with Jordan in the Disco Room. Chinelo confesses to Jordan that he feels bad that the game has torn the two of them apart, recalling back to how tight they were when the Royal Advisors was first formed. Seeing an opening, Jordan agrees wholeheartedly, saying that out of everyone in the majority, Chinelo is the one he feels closest to. After making sure nobody's around, Chinelo tells Jordan in a hushed voice that he's going to try his best to save him this week. He goes on to inform Jordan that his plan is to try to convince Clyde to backdoor Alexandra, suggesting that Jordan leaves Alexandra off the block so that she can't win the Safety Showdown. This prospect brings a wide smile to Jordan's face, but Chinelo warns him not to act too excited or it will give them away.
Having confirmed his ties with Jordan, Chinelo makes his way up to the HOH room to chat with Clyde. Chinelo cuts right to chase, vocalising how he feels as though going after Jordan might not be the best move for the two of them. This statement grabs Clyde's attention as Chinelo continues to explain that Alexandra is a loose cannon, who has shown just how much control she has over people, pointing out how she almost convinced the alliance to target Victoria. Clyde worries that it's too soon to turn on their alliance, but Chinelo stresses that it's something they should at least consider. At the Nomination Ceremony, Clyde turns his first key, showing Tara's face on the Memory Wall. He then turns his second key, revealing Nigel's face on the wall. Clyde states that both Nigel and Tara are simply pawns and wishes them the best of luck for the Safety Showdown. Jordan then stands to reveal his nominee, which turns out to be Simone, surprising both her and Alexandra, who figured she would be his obvious target. Jordan tells Simone that she's proven that she's against him in this game, so this should not come as a surprise.
As the Nomination Ceremony is adjourned, it is time for the Safety Showdown to commence. For this competition, the Houseguests must work to set up a line of dominoes that passes through three different points and ends at the finish line. The first to stack and knock over their chain of dominoes from start to end will win the Safety Showdown. Simone and Nigel make quick work of setting up their dominoes, while Tara takes the slow and steady approach to ensure her dominoes are evenly spaced. Simone soon realises she's out of dominoes, forcing her to go back and space them out a little wider. Due to this setback, Nigel is first to finish, however, his chain of dominoes stops three-quarters of the way through, meaning he has to restack his dominoes all over again. This allows Simone and Tara to catch up, with Simone slightly in front. While both of the ladies' chains fall correctly, Simone does so first, making her the winner of the competition. With that, the episode concludes.
Episode 13 (POV)
The episode begins right after the Safety Showdown, where Simone just secured herself safety for the week. In the Diary Room, a very excited Simone states "I don't why Jordan decided to come after me but you best believe I'm gonna make sure that it'll be his last mistake. Know that." After a flip of non-existent weave, Simone lets out a slight laugh at her over-the-top reaction. Meanwhile, Nigel and Tara are equally nervous about going up on the block as pawns, knowing that there's a chance Jordan or Victoria could win POV and leave nominations the same. In the Ballet Room, Nigel expresses to his closest ally, Eve, his concerns about being on the block. In order to soothe his nerves, Eve tells Nigel she refuses to let Nigel leave the house, promising to do whatever she can to save him no matter what. Nigel reveals in the Diary Room that while he no doubt trusts Eve, he recognises that he is on the outer layer of the current power alliance, and knows he could still be in danger if there's a foil in the plan.
The following morning, Victoria, Jordan and Avery are seen together in the Storage Room, where Victoria questions Jordan's decision to nominate Simone. Jordan proceeds to make the other two privy to the conversation he had earlier with Chinelo, where Chinelo said he would try his best to change the target onto Alexandra. Avery immediately calls BS, pointing out that Clyde would never have enough balls to pull a move like that, saying there's a good chance one of them will be backdoored. Victoria agrees, arguing that no matter whether Chinelo is being honest or not, the only way to guarantee their safety is by winning the POV. Right on cue, Clyde announces that it is time to pick players for the Power of Veto competition. Clyde pulls Lawrence's chip from the bag, Tara picks Eve, while Nigel draws Victoria, to many people's disdain.
Following the Veto player selection, we hear from Alexandra that while she knows that her alliance really wants Jordan out, she would much rather see Victoria leave after her "betrayal". Beginning to plant the seeds, Alexandra first talks with Simone and Eve about the possibility of changing their target to Victoria, reiterating that in a game like Big Brother, the smarter people are always more dangerous than the people good at competitions. Simone acknowledges that Alexandra makes a good point, admitting that she wouldn't be against sending Victoria home instead. Alexandra moves on to talk to Lawrence and Gloria, who similarly agree that between Victoria and Jordan, they feel Victoria is much more threatening. With the rest of the alliance on board, Alexandra takes her case up to Clyde and Chinelo, who have been hanging out in the HOH room. She explains that she really feels as though sending Jordan home would be a mistake considering Victoria's social and strategic ability, saying that she's already got the others on board with going through with it. While Clyde and Chinelo agree that it's worth consideration, Chinelo states in the Diary Room that the fact Alexandra convinced their whole alliance to go along with her plan within a couple of hours just goes to show how big of a threat she truly is.
Soon, it is time for the Power of Veto competition to begin. In this competition, the competitors will be lined up in random order, where the first person in line will challenge one of their competitors to a 1-on-1 duel. They will be placed inside a giant playing die, where they will have to roll around an enclosed area and try to return to their original platform with a specified number between 1 and 6 on the top face. Whoever does so first will eliminate their competitor, and the next person in line will choose somebody to face off against. The last Houseguest remaining will win the Power of Veto. Nigel is up first, and chooses Victoria to face off against. Nigel quickly becomes disorientated, allowing Victoria to win easily. Tara, Eve and Clyde all face off against Victoria as well, being beaten all three times. With everyone getting nervous that Victoria could pull it off, Lawrence becomes the last hope to extinguish Victoria's chances of winning the Veto. Having been studying how to reach each number while waiting, Lawrence is able to edge out Victoria, earning himself the Power of Veto.
With Lawrence obviously using the Power of Veto to enable a backdoor plan, Jordan and Victoria are visibly dejected, especially considering how close Victoria came to winning. Victoria begins to cry at the prospect of having to go home this early, but Jordan assures her that he has faith that there's always a chance Chinelo's plan will work. Later, up in the HOH room, the Gelati Party plus Tara have a quick meeting, where Lawrence states that he plans on using the Veto on Tara. Alexandra then goes into campaign mode, insisting that Victoria should be the one to go up as the replacement nominee. Clyde argues that Jordan is much more likely to win HOH, but Alexandra continues to push the narrative that Victoria's strategic aptitude makes her more dangerous. Following the meeting, Chinelo and Clyde talk alone, with Clyde stating that Alexandra is pissing him off by how badly she's trying to dictate his HOH. Chinelo suggests going along with the plan he suggested previously by backdooring Alexandra, pointing out how she has managed to position herself between as the lynchpin of the alliance, with connections to both Simone & Eve as well as Lawrence & Gloria. Seeing that Clyde is a little worried to ruffle feathers, Chinelo brings Jordan and Victoria upstairs, and gets them to confirm to Clyde that they would not even consider targeting him if he went through with backdooring Alexandra. Clyde is left extremely conflicted.
At the Veto Meeting, as expected, Lawrence uses the Veto to take Tara off the block. After a long pause, Clyde ultimately decides to trust Chinelo, shocking half the house as he names Alexandra as his replacement nominee. With her mouth wide open, Alexandra takes a moment to accept what just happened before taking her seat next to an equally surprised Nigel, who has no clue what's going on. With that, the episode comes to an end.
Episode 14 (Eviction)
With Clyde officially turning his back on the Gelati Party, most of the house is left in a state of shock. After letting sink in what just happened, Alexandra simply starts clapping, sarcastically congratulating Clyde on winning the "Dumbest Houseguest Ever" award. Clyde apologises to Alexandra, saying that this was an extremely hard decision for him to make but Alexandra states that she doesn't want to hear it, calling Clyde nothing but a coward. Clyde tries to reason that it was the best move for his game, but struggles to get any words out as Alexandra keeps yelling over the top of him. Loving the drama, Avery steps in, telling Alexandra that her real colours are coming out now that things aren't going her way. Fully riled up, Alexandra tells Avery to f**k off, promising that once she stays this week, she'll make it a priority to send both her and Clyde home. Seeing as she's about to explode, Simone drags a reluctant Alexandra away from the argument, leaving a lot of tension amongst the house.
Following the huge fight, Alexandra, Simone, Gloria, Eve, Tara and Lawrence gather in the Storage Room with Alexandra bawling her eyes out. While everyone consoles her, Alexandra, through her tears, continues to rant about how dumb Clyde is to turn his back on them, adding that Chinelo was probably in on it too since Clyde listens to every word he says. Lawrence, who is also mad about being tricked into using the Veto, promises Alexandra that they'll make sure she stays this week, saying that as long as secure Hugo's vote, they will have the numbers. As Lawrence says this, Eve looks particularly concerned, knowing that this would mean sending Nigel home, who she has grown very close to over the past couple of weeks.
On the other end of the house, Chinelo, Clyde, Avery, Jordan and Victoria are up in the HOH room, discussing Alexandra's reaction to being nominated. Clyde admits that he feels terrible, but Chinelo promises him that this was the correct move and that Alexandra's just mad that she got outplayed. Victoria interjects that she finds it funny how Alexandra is so confident she has the votes to stay seeing as though that they only need one more vote to send her packing. Jordan states that he'll try talking to Hugo later, explaining that he has expressed a desire to send her home before. The group of five agree that regardless of what happens this week, they need to stick together, naming themselves the "Uprising".
With both sides needing his vote, Hugo quickly becomes a hot commodity within the house. Jordan is the first to get a hold of him, pulling him aside to the Lounge. Jordan asks where Hugo heads at, to which he replies honestly, saying he isn't sure at this point. A little surprised by his hesitation, Jordan makes it clear that Alexandra has total control over "the other side of the house," and that taking her out would completely shift everything. Hugo acknowledges that Jordan is absolutely right, promising him his vote. Not long after, Gloria and Lawrence decide to check in with Hugo to make sure he's on their side in sending Nigel home. Hugo questions why the two of them are always so adamant that Alexandra needs to stay, causing Gloria to accidentally blurt out that she's in their alliance, forgetting that Hugo is not a part of the Gelati Party. Quickly realising her mistake, Gloria tries to backtrack and say that Alexandra is on their side, but Hugo states in the Diary Room that this slip up just confirms his suspicions that Gloria and Lawrence are working with Alexandra, and he needs to take her out.
Later, in the Ballet Room, Nigel and Eve are seen having a conversation, with Nigel asking if he should be worried going up against Alexandra, seeing her as someone with a lot of connections. Unsure how to respond, Eve simply tells him that he should have the votes to stay this week but everything's so up in the air that it could go either way. With this unsettling news, Nigel tells Eve that he's nervous, reiterating that she's the only one in the house he fully trusts. This makes Eve extremely conflicted, feeling as though she has to choose between her alliance and Nigel. After Nigel leaves the room, Tara walks in, noticing that Eve appears to be having a hard time with something. Tara asks what the matter is, which Eve at first brushes away as nothing. Not satisfied with that answer, Tara asks Eve to be honest with her, promising not to tell anyone. With a sigh, Eve admits that she's been toying with the idea of voting Alexandra out considering how close she and Nigel have become. Tara tells Eve that she honestly feels getting rid of Alexandra wouldn't be a horrible idea, vowing that if Eve does go through with this, she won't tell anyone.
Leading up to the eviction, Hugo and Tara reconvene to compare notes. Hugo reveals that he thinks they should vote Alexandra out, noting that Gloria unintentionally revealed that she has an alliance with her. Tara confirms that based off of the conversations she's been included in, Gloria and Lawrence definitely seem to be a little too close to Alexandra. However, not wanting to be too erratic, Tara explains to Hugo that if they were to flip, it would completely expose themselves as double agents. She goes on to inform him that Eve was considering voting Alexandra out anyway, so if they stick with voting Nigel out, and Eve switches her vote to Alexandra, it can be a win-win situation. At the Live Eviction, Eve ultimately votes to keep Nigel in the game, causing a 5-5 tie. With the tiebreaking vote, Clyde ultimately sends Alexandra home, leaving both her, as well as Gloria, Lawrence and Simone, completely blindsided. The beginning of the following Head of Household competition is seen, however, it will not be completed until the following episode.
Votes for Alexandra: Avery, Chinelo, Clyde, Eve, Jordan, Victoria
Votes for Nigel: Gloria, Hugo, Lawrence, Simone, Tara
Episode 15 (HOH/Nominations/Safety Showdown)
Following Alexandra's shocking blindside, the HOH competition is soon to begin. In this competition, competitors will have to hold onto oversized hotdogs hanging from a frame until there is only one person left. To make things more challenging, the frame will be spinning, and condiments will be thrown onto the Houseguests periodically. Furthermore, the first four to drop will become the Have-Nots for the week. Right out of the gate, some of the older Houseguests, like Gloria, Nigel and Lawrence struggle to hold on, with Gloria being the first to drop after only a couple of minutes, closely followed by Lawrence. As a huge tub of mustard is dumped onto the Houseguests, Eve, Hugo, followed by Victoria and Tara all slip as well, making Gloria, Lawrence, Eve and Hugo the Have-Nots.
On the sidelines, Lawrence, still reeling from Alexandra's blindside, takes it upon himself to ask Hugo why he decided to flip on them. Hugo states that he didn't flip, prompting Lawerence to ask him who did. As Lawrence glares at him waiting for a response, Hugo looks to Eve who simply shrugs and turns away, forcing him to sheepishly reply with an "I don't know". Victoria, who has been listening intently to the conversation, interjects by saying she thought Hugo voted with them, asking whose side he's really on. Flustered, Hugo fails to give an answer, as Lawrence sassily states "the silence says it all." Seeing her closest ally getting put on blast, Tara can't help but put her head in her hands, unable to watch. Returning back to the competition, Nigel, Avery and Chinelo soon fall, leaving Jordan and Simone vying for the Head of Household position. Noticing that Jordan is rock solid, whereas Simone is struggling to hold on, Simone desperately tries to strike a deal with him, asking for safety if she drops. Jordan ups the ante, promising her safety so long as he can choose who goes up as the Payback Nominee. Despite not liking this deal, Simone begrudgingly agrees before dropping, making Jordan the new Head of Household.
With Jordan as HOH, the Uprising is quick to celebrate their win, doing a group "happy dance" of sorts in the Storage Room. Once their excitement dies down, Victoria brings up the conversation that went down between Lawrence and Hugo during the competition, explaining how Hugo was trying to convince him that he voted out Nigel. This news surprises Jordan, who felt extremely confident that Hugo was on his side. Chinelo suggests that perhaps Eve was the one to flip instead, considering she and Nigel were quite close, which seems to be a popular theory amongst the group. Jordan then brings up the deal he made with Simone during the HOH competition, explaining that maybe he could convince Simone to put up Hugo as the Payback Nominee to please the whole house.
Meanwhile, the remaining members of the Gelati Party, Gloria, Lawrence, Simone and Eve are seen chatting in the Have-Not room, visibly defeated. Lawrence, in particular, is most mad at Hugo, now convinced that he was the one responsible for Alexandra's eviction. Gloria owns up to the fact that it might have been her fault considering her slip-up when she accidentally told Hugo about their alliance. In the Diary Room, she says "so, turns out my big old tongue is the reason our alliance got blindsided. I mean, it's their own darn faults for aligning themselves with a crazy granny that sometimes forgets which way's up," followed by a small chuckle. With all the talk about Hugo being the one to flip, Eve expresses her delight in the Diary Room, happy that nobody seems to realise that she was the one who sent Alexandra home.
With nominations looming, Jordan takes it upon himself to invite Simone up to the HOH room to discuss the deal made between them the day prior. Jordan explains that he wants to be reasonable with his deal, not wanting to force Simone to nominate one of her allies. He explains that the whole house is onto Hugo's antics at this point and thinks it would be a smart move for Simone to put him up. While Simone agrees with this deal, in the Diary Room, she asserts that she does not appreciate the way Jordan told her what to do as if he was helping her, proclaiming that with her closest ally out the door, she's done playing it safe. At the Nomination Ceremony, Jordan unsurprisingly nominates Lawrence and Gloria, stating that they turned on him the second week, and it's time for some revenge. Simone then reveals her nominee is Clyde, causing a few raised eyebrows from the Uprising. Simone boldly states that Clyde took the first shot in the war, and now she's ready to fight back.
With the three nominees in place, it is soon time for the Safety Showdown to begin. In this competition, the nominees will have a collection of differently patterned articles of clothing that they will have to match with a collection of mannequins. On go, the competitors must select an item of clothing an race through a foam maze to find a mannequin wearing clothes of the matching pattern. Once they race this mannequin back to the start, they can move on to the next piece of clothing. The first Houseguest to match ten articles of clothing will win. Clyde gets off to an immediate advantage, whizzing through the maze at a fast pace. On the other hand, both Gloria and Lawrence struggle to keep up, their age playing a massive factor. At one point, Lawrence gags at the sight of a top with orange and green stripes, labeling it a fashion crime, whereas Gloria keeps getting lost in the maze, occasionally screaming out odd phrases, such as "THERE IS FOAM IN MY NOSTRILS!" While Lawrence eventually starts to get the hang of it, he is no match for Clyde, who wins the Safety Showdown by a landslide. As Clyde celebrates his win, the episode comes to an end.
Episode 16 (POV)
Following the most recent Safety Showdown, while Clyde is elated to have secured his safety, Jordan is not pleased, pissed that Simone didn't follow through on their promise. Noticing his angry demeanour, Simone can't help but chuckle to herself, clearly standing by her decision. Up in the HOH room, Jordan meets with his fellow Uprising alliance members, with many, especially Clyde, confused why Simone didn't nominate Hugo like Jordan said she would. Jordan explains that he has no idea why she reneged on the deal, saying that it was a stupid move since Clyde would've stayed regardless. Not seeing it as that big a deal, Chinelo states that Simone made her decision and now they can just backdoor her and send her out. Victoria agrees, citing that Gloria and Lawrence just proved how terrible they are at challenges, whereas Simone is a lot more dangerous. In the Diary Room, Jordan declares that if Simone wants to start a war, then he'll gladly be the one to shoot her dead.
Meanwhile, wanting to try to clear his name, Hugo approaches Gloria and Lawrence in the Have-Not room for a chat. Not in the mood, Lawrence asks him to leave them alone, but Hugo insists that he wants to clear the air. Reluctantly, Lawrence lets him give his piece. Hugo decides to be completely honest, explaining that while he was in on the plan to get Alexandra out, he assures the two of them that he voted to evict Nigel. He goes on to explain that he knew Eve was on the fence about which way she was going to vote, so he decided to give her the final decision. After hearing this, Lawrence rolls his eyes, telling Hugo that there is no way Eve would've voted out Alexandra and that he needs to stop trying to feed them such bull***t. Hugo pleads that he is telling them the truth, switch causes Lawrence to snap, calling Hugo the worst liar ever before shouting "THERE'S A REASON THE HOUSE NOMINATED YOU THE FIRST WEEK!" Clearly taken aback, Hugo leaves the room without another word. Gloria, who did not say a single word during the whole exchange, casually states "I guess that's the end of the Fan Clan then," to which Lawrence says is a dream come true, glad he doesn't need to put up with Hugo anymore.
The next morning, Jordan announces that it is time to pick players for the Veto competition. Jordan draws Simone, much to his chagrin, Gloria picks Avery, while Lawrence selects Tara. Later that day, Simone and Avery are seen hanging out in the lounge. Avery mentions that she's noticed that there are a lot of pairs in the house; Jordan & Victoria, Gloria & Lawrence, Tara & Hugo, Nigel & Eve, and Clyde & Chinelo. She then points out that now that Alexandra's out of the house, the two of them seem to be the only free agents left in the house. Knowing she needs allies, Simone suggests the two of them teaming up, arguing that nobody would see it coming. Avery admits that she likes the idea, stating that the men are dominating the competition right now, and would love to have a girl rise to power. In the Diary Room, Avery explains that while she is working with the Uprising, it's "too male-dominant" for her liking, saying she'd much prefer to go to the end with someone like Simone, who she actually gets along with.
Soon, it is time for the Power of Veto competition. In this competition, Houseguests will begin at the top of a tower, where they must launch a ball down a chute, race down to the bottom of the tower, and catch the ball before it hits the ground. Each time a ball is successfully caught, that player will earn a point. If at any point the ball drops, that Houseguest's point tally will return to zero. The first Houseguest to reach 100 points will win the Power of Veto. At the beginning of the competition, most Houseguests struggle to find a good rhythm, dropping their balls numerous times. Gloria is so bad that she gets her own montage of having her ball land on the ground, even falling flat on her face at one point. After people start to get the hang of it, Jordan and Simone take the lead with 50 and 43 points respectively, with Avery on their tail with 34. Using his superior athleticism to his advantage, Jordan is able to extend his lead, soon reaching 75 points, however, after getting a little too confident, he makes a fatal error and lets his ball hit the ground, resetting him back zero. With the door open now, Simone steams ahead, soon reaching 90 points, with Avery slowly closing the gap with 86 points. In the end, Simone is able to win out, making her the first female to win a POV for the season.
With Simone taking home the Veto, the remnants of the Gelati Party (Eve, Gloria, Lawrence and Simone) have a quick celebration in the Lounge, glad to have at least some power this week. Simone voices that if they want to have any hope of surviving, they need to push for Hugo to go up, sharing that Jordan already tried to get her to nominate him so it shouldn't be too hard to convince him to do the same. The group seems to be on board, so, that night, a huge house meeting is held upstairs with the whole house except for Hugo, Tara and Nigel, who says he would rather just get some sleep. Simone opens up the conversation, saying that while the last vote has no doubt divided the house, she feels there's one person in this house they could all get behind voting out. Lawrence continues, talking about how Hugo has told both sides about five different stories as to how he voted last week and needs to be backdoored. Jordan confesses that he agrees that Hugo is shady, but worries that people will come after him next week no matter what he does. Gloria proposes a deal in which everyone agrees to keep him safe if it puts Hugo on the block.
At the Veto Meeting, Simone decides to use her Power of Veto to save Gloria, in hopes of Jordan following through on the plan to backdoor Hugo. Jordan, in fact, does end up naming Hugo as the replacement nominee, surprising the eighteen-year-old greatly. As the episode comes to an end, we hear one final Diary Room from Jordan, cryptically saying that nominating Hugo is all a part of his plan, and that Lawrence shouldn't get too comfortable.
Episode 17 Part 1 (Eviction)
With Hugo and Lawrence as the official nominees, Hugo is left extremely confused as to why Jordan would decide to nominate him. Needing closure, Hugo asks Jordan for a chat up in the HOH room, which Lawrence snorts at, quietly asking Gloria "if that boy will ever realise that the whole house has caught onto his lies." In the Diary Room, Lawrence expresses how delighted he is that Hugo will finally be leaving the house, calling this "revenge for what he did to Alexandra." Upstairs, before Hugo can even ask anything, Jordan reassures him that he has absolutely nothing to worry about this week and is simply acting as a pawn. Hugo questions how he can possibly feel safe when half the house is after him, to which Jordan proceeds to explain what went down during the house meeting the night prior, reiterating that he is only doing this to keep Lawrence comfortable. Seeing that Hugo is still unsure, Jordan promises that he's got Avery, Victoria, Chinelo and Clyde on his side, so as long as Hugo can get Tara, they'll be set. A short flashback to the night before the Veto Meeting is seen where the members of the Uprising agree to vote Lawrence out over Hugo, seeing Hugo as somebody they could swing to their side. Back to present time, Hugo thanks Jordan for the conversation, feeling a lot more secure about his position.
All the while, back downstairs in the Have-Not room, the remaining Gelati Party members are seen rejoicing in the fact that their plan was successful. Lawrence admits that it took all of his energy not to laugh in Hugo's face when he got nominated, saying that Hugo probably thought he was running the house. Lawrence decides to let Eve know that Hugo had been trying to pin the blame for the other Alexandra vote on her, but assures her that nobody in their right mind would believe him. This revelation makes Eve extremely nervous, knowing full well that Hugo is actually telling the truth about her. However, Eve just lets out a small laugh, promising that she would never do something so stupid. Still a bit nervous, Gloria asks if they should maybe double check with everyone that they have the votes to save Lawrence, but he reassures her that the only vote that Hugo might get is Tara's.
Later on in the week, the Houseguests decide to have an innocent game of Truth or Dare around the kitchen table. As a truth, Victoria asks Hugo if he's lost his virginity yet, which Hugo claims he has. Scoffing, Lawrence passive-aggressively jokes that maybe if Hugo started telling the truth for once, maybe he wouldn't be going home this week. Hugo questions when exactly he lied, prompting Lawrence to confront him about throwing Eve under the bus, which catches the attention of most Houseguests. Not wanting to expose who he truly voted for in front of everyone, Hugo sheepishly promises Lawrence that Eve really is the one playing both sides, not him. This comment is enough to get Eve on her feet, asking how she is playing both sides. Without any solid proof, Hugo ends up tongue-tied, followed by Eve aggressively commanding him to stop trying to lie himself out of the situation before storming off. Lawrence tells Hugo that he cannot wait until he leaves the house, calling him a waste of a Houseguest. With tears forming in his eyes, Hugo walks out into the backyard without another word. Chinelo notes that while he isn't sure who's actually telling the truth, he'll definitely be keeping an eye on Eve from now on.
Out in the backyard, Hugo is seen having an emotional breakdown, crying his eyes out as sits down on the couch. Wanting to make sure he's okay, Tara soon follows him outside and takes a seat next to him. With a concerned look on her face, Tara asks if Hugo wants to talk about what's going on. With a deep sigh, Hugo explains between tears that he's just sick of being attacked by everyone, especially Lawrence, and is equally mad that he can never find the words to fight back. He proceeds to say that he's probably going home now after he made himself look like an idiot, but Tara promises that if anything, it just made Lawrence look even worse. After placing a comforting arm around his shoulder, Tara tells Hugo that he should be proud of the way he's conducted himself despite constantly getting into confrontations, never stooping down to Lawrence's level. With his issues cleared up, the two hug it out, with Hugo mentioning how lucky he is to have such a great ally like Tara.
With the eviction quickly approaching, Avery decides that she ought to have a chat with Simone about the vote. In the Ballet Room, Simone is seen asking Avery if everyone is on board to send Hugo out. After a bit of a pause, Avery lets the cat out of the bag by telling Simone the plan's actually to get Lawrence out this week. After being filled in on who's on board with the plan, Simone begs Avery that she flips her vote to send Hugo home, pointing out how shady he has been all week. Avery counterproposes that Simone uses this as an opportunity to work her way in with the majority, saying she will almost definitely be the next target if she doesn't. At the Live Eviction, Julie Chen reveals that the Payback Pendant will be no more after this coming week, and the winner of the following Safety Showdown will win safety, and nothing more. Ultimately, Simone listens to Avery and ends up voting to evict Lawrence, yielding the face-crack of the century once he hears the result. Absolutely speechless, Lawrence silently makes his way over to the door, before telling everyone that they are morons for keeping Hugo in the game. He then exits.
Votes for Lawrence: Avery, Chinelo, Clyde, Simone, Tara, Victoria
Votes for Hugo: Eve, Gloria, Nigel
Week 6 (Round 1)
Episode 17 Part 2 (HOH)
Following Lawrence's eviction from the house, Julie Chen invites everybody to the backyard for the next Head of Household competition. In this competition, two randomly selected Houseguests will listen to a jingle relating to a competition that has been played this season, and buzz in whether it was an HOH, Safety Showdown or a POV competition. The first to buzz in correctly will choose the next two Houseguests to face off, while the other will be eliminated. The last one standing will become the new HOH. Clyde and Tara are the first two up, with Clyde buzzing in first. He then picks Gloria and Simone, where Simone buzzes in with the correct answer. She chooses Hugo and Nigel to face off. Hugo buzzes in first but is incorrect, allowing Nigel to choose Victoria and Simone to face off. Simone is successful and picks Nigel and Clyde to square off next. Clyde buzzes in first, and then picks Eve and Simone to go head-to-head. Simone is the first to ring in, and chooses Clyde and Chinelo to face off. Chinelo buzzes in first, and then chooses Avery and Simone to square off by default. Wanting to throw it to Simone, Avery doesn't even bother paying attention to the song, raising an eyebrow from Chinelo. However, Simone answers incorrectly, eliminating her. In the final round, Avery ends up getting the answer correct, making her the new Head of Household.
Episode 18 (Nominations/Safety Showdown)
With the Uprising back in power, they are unsurprisingly quite excited about Avery's HOH win, however, are able to contain their composure until they're alone in the Lounge. As the alliance quietly celebrates having both the HOH and the Payback Pendant, back out in the Living Room, Eve is absolutely infuriated to have been blindsided, especially considering Hugo is still in the game. After briefly making eye-contact, Eve asks Hugo what he's smirking about, completely catching him off-guard. Confused, Hugo states that he's simply happy to have survived, which Eve responds by saying he could try to go about it without rubbing it in people's faces. Tara, who had been watching, remarks that Hugo never tried to rub anything in anybody's face, with Hugo adding that Eve is just mad that everyone's finally onto her schemes. In the Diary Room, Nigel nervously comments that Eve seems really upset now that they were left out of the loop and hopes she can keep her cool so that she doesn't blow up their games.
The following morning, it is time to see Avery's new HOH room. Once Avery has finished reading her letter from her best friend, it is announced that there will be no Have-Nots for the week, which brings great pleasure to the house. Once people have trickled back downstairs, the Uprising remains to talk some things over. Avery begins by stating that she thinks it would be a good idea to try to break up Eve and Nigel, citing that the two of them have grown very close together in the house. While Chinelo agrees that Eve is definitely someone to look out for, he feels as though Simone is a much stronger competitor, which Jordan wholeheartedly agrees with, still a little pissed about their broken deal from the week prior. Considering the recently formed alliance between them, Avery is quick to turn down this idea, arguing that Simone just voted their way and could be a number for their side. Victoria questions how Simone even knew about the plan, causing Avery to fess up that she was the one to tell her, feeling as though she could be an asset for them. This news interests Chinelo, especially since he suspects Avery was trying to throw the HOH to Simone. Seeing as they aren't making any progress, Clyde suggest that they reconvene at a later date.
In the Salsa Room the next morning, Eve, Nigel and Gloria are seen discussing the recent vote, with Eve, in particular, trying to work out who voted who. After all stating that they voted to evict Hugo, it becomes clear that Simone must've flipped on them. This realisation irritates Eve most, who saw Simone as one of her closest allies. Right on cue, Simone enters the room and joins the conversation, leaving an awkward silence lingering in the air. Eve candidly asks Simone if she flipped on them, to which Simone denies, affirming her stance that she is with them. In the Diary Room, Eve concludes that Gloria would never vote out her closest ally and Nigel would never turn his back on her, so Simone must've been the sixth vote for Lawrence. With this in mind, Eve confesses that any loyalty she had towards Simone is out the window and is more than willing to throw her under the bus. Later that day, Eve approaches Chinelo, someone she feels has a lot of influence in the house, and shares with him that Simone is not to be trusted, bringing up how quickly she flipped on them after landing on the bottom, alongside how she is now trying to lie about it. Hearing this, Chinelo is even more wary of Simone's antics and plans to talk to Avery again later on.
Meanwhile, up in the HOH room, Jordan and Victoria are cuddling on Avery's bed, with Jordan's muscular arms holding Victoria close. The two of them discuss how good of a job they've been doing about keeping their showmance a secret, feeling as though only Avery knows. We then cut to a montage of Tara, Simone, Clyde, Gloria and Nigel, one by one, saying in the Diary Room how obvious it is that Victoria and Jordan have something going on, with Gloria commenting that considering how Jordan's previous showmance went, Victoria should be very concerned. Cutting back to the HOH room, Jordan and Victoria begin a full-on make-out session just as Avery walks in on them (yet again), finding herself outraged to see the two of them making out on her bed. Victoria tries to apologise, but Avery clearly isn't having it, ordering the two of them to leave immediately.
Just as the couple leaves, Chinelo and Clyde walk in to see a very annoyed Avery sitting on the edge of her bed. Chinelo asks if they can have a quick word, which Avery begrudgingly agrees to. Chinelo begins his spiel about how he found out that Simone has been trying to play both sides of the house against each other, and coupled with her competition prowess, needs to be their target for the week. Seeing Avery scrunch her face up at the idea, he even suggests letting Clyde nominate her so she doesn't have to get blood on her hands. In the Diary Room, a very annoyed Avery states "first, Jordan and Victoria start making out on MY bed, then Chinelo starts mansplaining who I should nominate... like, do these people think that they're the HOH or something? I mean, the original alliance was supposed to be Jordan, Victoria and myself, but now Chinelo and his little buddy are all of a sudden calling the shots! Not on my watch." At the Nomination Ceremony, Avery shockingly nominates Chinelo and Clyde, saying that where she comes from, she doesn't let men walk all over her without repercussions. A stunned Clyde nominates Simone and is so speechless he can barely get a word out.
Before the news can even sink in, it is time for the Safety Showdown. In this very simple competition, competitors must use oversized playing cards to create a house of cards fifteen feet tall. The first nominee to do so will be safe for the week. On Go, all three Houseguests get off to pretty even starts, all three doing well in the challenge. They each manage to reach ten feet with relative ease, with Clyde being in the lead by about half a foot or so. At this point, Clyde and Simone's towers are looking very wonky, whereas Chinelo's slower approach has allowed his to be much sturdier. At twelve feet, Simone's tower falls, leaving the race down to Clyde and Chinelo. While his tower leans off to the right, Clyde's stable hands allow him to eventually reach the fifteen-foot mark first, winning him his second Safety Showdown in a row.
Episode 19 (POV)
Returning from the Safety Showdown where Clyde claimed victory once again, the focus is still mainly focused on Avery's shocking set of nominations. While Jordan and Victoria look as though their heads are about to pop off, Clyde and Chinelo go about things in a much calmer way. The two guys pull Avery into the Lounge to discuss why they were nominated. Not wanting to deal with the men, Avery shrugs and explains that she's not one who takes lightly to misogyny and speaking down to women, which she claims Chinelo has been doing. Baffled, Chinelo states that the only reason he pushed so hard was that he felt Simone was such a big threat. Not interested in his excuses, Avery just starts picking at her nails, frustrating Chinelo to point of having to excuse himself from the conversation. With Chinelo gone, Avery rolls her eyes, telling Clyde that if he wasn't aligned with a guy like Chinelo, he probably wouldn't have been on the block. Frowning, Clyde reveals in the Diary Room that he doesn't like the fact that he was only put on the block by association, wanting to be seen as a player of his own.
Proceeding that conversation, Avery decides to retire to her HOH room. Simone soon joins her upstairs and immediately thanks her for what she did. The two agree that they can't celebrate just yet since Simone is still on the block, feeling as though they need to try their hardest to get the Veto in their hands. As the two begin laughing at how shocked Chinelo and Clyde were, a knock can be heard on the door. Clearly not wanting to be interrupted, Avery gives the bird to the door, causing Simone to giggle. After a second knock, Avery finally decides to open the door, where she finds Jordan and Victoria, both looking for an explanation as to why Avery just betrayed their alliance. Avery bluntly tells the two of them that she never agreed to include Chinelo and Clyde to begin with before slamming the door in their faces. Seeing the exchange go down, Simone is sent into a laughing fit, whereas Victoria and Jordan could not be more annoyed by the childish behaviour.
The next morning, it is announced that the time has come to pick players for the POV competition. Avery is first up and draws Eve's name, Simone gets Houseguest's Choice and chooses Gloria, who she sees as someone she can easily beat, while Chinelo draws Hugo's name. After the player selection, the members of the Uprising, minus Avery, meet in the Disco Room to discuss Avery's shocking nominations. Victoria expresses that she believes Avery made one of the worst moves in history, breaking up a solid alliance for absolutely no reason. Chinelo discloses that he suspects that Avery is doing all of this to protect Simone, who he's almost positive she has an alliance with. He goes on to reveal how he noticed that Avery wasn't trying very hard when she was up against Simone during the HOH competition as if she was attempting to throw it. The four agree that Avery and Simone are not to be trusted, making an agreement to nominate them if they win the next HOH.
Before long, it is time for the Power of Veto competition. In this competition, the players are introduced to OTEV the Worried Walrus, who is always worried that he'll lose his tusks. Thus, he wants the Houseguests to help him find as many spare tusks as possible in case he ever needs a replacement. Each round, OTEV will say a riddle referring to an evicted Houseguest. The competitors must then run into the ocean-themed backyard and find a tusk with the matching evicted Houseguest's name on it and return it to OTEV. Whichever Houseguest is last to return to OTEV with the correct answer will be eliminated. The last Houseguest standing will win the Power of Veto. In the first round, the riddle refers to Alice. Gloria is the last one to return by a landslide, eliminating her. The next round, about Alexandra, results in a tight race between Eve and Avery, but Eve is ultimately eliminated. In the third round, the riddle refers to Lawrence. The competitors are very quick this round, but Simone is eliminated, followed by Hugo in the next round about Wyatt. With only Chinelo and Avery left, the stakes are high, however, Avery is the first to bring back the correct name (Marcus), winning her the Power of Veto.
Right after winning the Veto, Avery runs right up to Simone and gives her a huge hug. With the back-to-back wins amping her up, Avery turns to Chinelo before snidely saying "looks like your brilliant plan is about to come crashing down," with a smirk. It quickly dawns on him that Avery plans on using the Veto to save Simone. With Simone now presumably safe, Chinelo and Clyde are seen chatting in the Storage Room, trying to decide who Clyde should nominate in her place. Chinelo advises his ally that they're gonna need to put up somebody who's already got a bit of a target on their back. He goes on to propose the idea of putting Eve on the block, citing that she and Hugo aren't on good terms.
Before Clyde can respond, Eve happens to walk in on their conversation, quickly discovering that they are talking over possible re-nominations. Knowing she could be a likely candidate, Eve suggests putting up either Jordan or Victoria, feeling that they would be guaranteed to be sent home over Chinelo. The pair considers this option, with Chinelo pointing out that it has a lot of merit, whereas Clyde fears turning on their only allies would leave him in a bad spot. At the Veto Meeting, Avery decides to use the Power of Veto to save Simone, which Simone happily accepts with a grin. With Clyde needing to name a replacement nominee, he hesitates for a few moments to really think about if he's making the correct decision. In the end, he decides to put Eve up as the replacement nominee, causing her to take her seat with a sigh. With that, the episode comes to a close.
Episode 20 Part 1 (Eviction #1)
With Eve and Chinelo as the official nominees for the week, it soon becomes clear that the vote is going to be very black-and-white, with the Houseguests having to choose between siding with the Uprising and evicting Eve, or going along with Avery and Simone's plan to send Chinelo out the door. Avery, Simone and Eve have a quick chat up in the HOH room to try to work out whose votes they can get on their side to ensure Chinelo goes home. Eve affirms that she has Nigel and Gloria's votes on lock, meaning that, along with Simone, they already have three votes. Avery mentions that Jordan just put Hugo on the block last week, so it shouldn't be too hard to deter him and Tara away from "the other side of the house." Simone adds that Hugo is clearly obsessed with making big moves, so as long as they play up how great of a blindside this will be, they should have his vote in the bag.
Meanwhile, the new Uprising alliance, now not including Avery for obvious reasons, meet up in the Disco room to create a plan of action on how they're going to save Chinelo. After going through each person, the group reaches the conclusion that Hugo and Tara are going to be their only hope of survival, since Nigel and Simone are too far up Eve and, Avery's respective asses, while Gloria wants to avenge Lawrence. The scene soon switches to the two apparent swing votes themselves, Hugo and Tara, deliberating who they should side with for the week. Hugo explains his desire to send Eve packing, bringing up how she blatantly threw him under the bus last week and made him look like a fool. Tara counters that while he and Eve aren't on the best of terms, Chinelo is still a huge strategic threat and needs to be taken out while they have the chance.
While the two continue to bicker over who should be sent home, Eve soon walks in, asking for a brief chance to plead her case. She argues that Chinelo is clearly the ringleader of the Chinelo/Clyde/Victoria/Jordan alliance and it would dumb of them to allow that group to continue bulldozing their way through the game. Hugo voices that he's hesitant to save her after she tried to evict him last week, prompting Eve to apologise for throwing him under the bus, although it's evidently not very sincere. At that moment, Chinelo busts up the conversation, asking for his turn to plead his case. Once Eve reluctantly leaves, Chinelo attests that siding with Eve's side of the house would be a mistake, stating that they all made it clear last week that they don't trust Hugo and Tara in the slightest. On the other hand, he argues that if they keep him in the game, he promises to keep them safe with his group, even going as far to say that he'd be willing to cut Jordan and Victoria if either one of them was ever in danger if they decide to keep him.
Having heard each side's argument, Hugo maintains his stance that Eve needs to go, feeling that he trusts Chinelo so much more, while Eve was gunning for him just last week. Still feeling Chinelo is simply the more dangerous player, Tara keeps pushing for him to be the one to go. Frustrated, Hugo says that every time they've has a disagreement, Tara has gotten her way, stating he feels like it's not an equal partnership. He goes on to proclaim that he will be voting to evict Eve no matter what, so Tara can either join him or leave him out to dry. At the Live Eviction, Julie Chen first congratulates the remaining Houseguests on having made it to jury, which warrants a round of applause from everyone. The host then reveals that it is indeed a Double Eviction night, and two people will be leaving the house. In the end, Tara feels evicting Chinelo isn't worth risking her friendship with Hugo, ultimately being the fatal vote to send home Eve home. Avery's jaw hits the flaw, while Eve simply gives a disappointing nod before collecting her belongings and leaving the house.
Votes for Eve: Clyde, Hugo, Jordan, Tara, Victoria
Votes for Chinelo: Gloria, Nigel, Simone
Week 6 (Round 2)
Episode 20 Part 2 (Eviction #2)
Immediately following Eve's eviction, the Houseguests are summoned outside for their next Head of Household competition. In this competition, Julie will ask the Houseguests a question relating to their time in the house, which they must answer with either more or less. The last one standing will be the new HOH. For the first question, Julie asks "is the number of people who have won a competition this season more or less than the number of people still in the game?" The correct answer is less, eliminating Hugo, Clyde, Simone and Gloria. Julie then asks "is the number of votes cast so far this season more or less than the number of days you have been inside the house?" The correct answer is more, eliminating Victoria. In the next round, Julie asks "is the number of competitions won by a woman more or less than the number of women cast this season?" The correct answer is less, eliminating Nigel and Chinelo. After Jordan and Tara get the next three questions correct, they soon move on to a tiebreaker. The tiebreaker question is "how many tusks were scattered in the OTEV veto competition? Jordan gets the closest without going over, making him the new HOH.
Back inside, Jordan, without hesitation, nominates Avery and Simone, warning Avery that she better start preparing for that Veto. Avery gives Jordan the double bird, telling him that he better start preparing for the heartache when Victoria dumps his ass after the show. Riled up, Jordan and Victoria both begin cussing Avery out, with the latter calling Avery a pathetic excuse for a player, before Simone jumps in, shouting "YOU'RE GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IS GIVING JORDAN A BLOWJ**" in response. As the fight begins getting more and more personal, Julie calls the Houseguests out for the POV competition. For this competition, players must run across the yard and retrieve, one at a time, three rubber ducks from a ball pit. The first Houseguest to do so and ring their buzzer will win the Power of Veto. Alongside the HOH and nominees, Hugo, Victoria and Clyde are chosen to compete. It is a tight race between all six competitors, with everyone finding at least one of their ducks before the competition's end. It ultimately comes down to Clyde, Avery and Hugo, but it is Avery who finds her third duck first, thus winning the POV.
Julie quickly asks Avery for her decision, where she unsurprisingly decides to save herself from the block. Jordan proceeds to nominate Gloria in her place as a pawn. While Simone tries to campaign that she could be used as an asset to take down Jordan and Victoria, her flip-flopping allegiances come back to haunt as all but Avery vote to evict her from the house.
Votes for Simone: Chinelo, Clyde, Hugo, Nigel, Tara, Victoria
Votes for Gloria: Avery
Episode 21 (HOH/Secret Power/Nominations)
With the Double Eviction over, Avery is still livid that her closest ally in the house is now gone, and is quick to lash out on Jordan once again for making what she believes to be a moronic decision. Jordan explains that Avery and Simone were trying to play all sides of the house and he simply couldn't trust them. A flashback to "1 day before the Double Eviction" is shown where Avery, Victoria and Jordan are seen discussing the upcoming vote. Avery tells the other two that she still thinks the three of them could work together moving forward, suggesting it would be best for them to cut ties with Chinelo and Clyde since they're just painting a target on their backs. Jordan and Victoria agree to the deal, promising to vote Chinelo out of the house. As soon as Avery leaves the room, however, the showmance bursts out laughing, with Victoria mocking Avery's proposal by imitating "so, can you guys vote out your only allies to make it easier to vote you off next week? Thanks!"
Cutting back to present time, the HOH competition is soon to commence. In this competition, the players will compete in a tournament-style competition consisting of a series of random one-on-one matches. For each match-up, the competitors will be shown a large display of emoticons and will have to answer a question referring to the display. The first one to buzz in with correct answer will move forward, while the other is eliminated. The last one standing will win HOH. With the number of people in the house dwindling, everyone is eager to win. After the first round of match-ups, Tara defeats Gloria, Chinelo beats Clyde, Avery wins over Hugo, while Victoria defeats Nigel. In the second round of the competition, Tara manages to beat Chinelo, while Avery buzzes in first against Victoria, however, is incorrect, giving Victoria the chance to move on, frustrating Avery, who desperately needed to win. In the final showdown between Tara and Victoria, Tara is first to buzz in with the correct answer, giving her her first HOH win of the season.
With Tara as HOH, she and Hugo are obviously very excited to have the power this week, especially following such a hectic Double Eviction. Chinelo, Clyde and Victoria soon join the two of them in the Storage Room and all celebrate the fact that they kept Avery from winning HOH. Victoria double checks to make sure everyone's okay with sending Avery home this week, which Tara confirms is her plan, bringing a smile to Victoria's face. Meanwhile, Avery is extremely annoyed at having lost the competition, especially to someone like Victoria, who she feels betrayed her. Gloria asks her if she's okay, prompting Avery to hiss at her to leave her alone. Gloria's eyes go wide in response to Avery's attitude, before slowly backing away, as asked. Not looking where she was going, though, Gloria walks straight into a standing lamp, sending it toppling over with a loud crash. Awkwardly, Gloria stands the lamp back up before scurrying away. In the Diary Room, she jokes "I think Avery's sourpussinesss... is that a word? Anyway, I think it's having some kind of supernatural effect on me because, believe it or not, I think I'm now even less coordinated than I was before!"
The following morning, Tara gets the key to her HOH room. After reading her letter from her mom, Tara reveals she needs to choose three Houseguests to be Have-Nots for the week. With a couple moments of consideration, she ultimately selects Avery, Jordan and Victoria, thinking that it would stir up a little drama in the Have-Not room. All three of them are clearly pissed off, with Avery muttering "I think I'd rather sleep in a bucket of slop." Victoria also raises an eyebrow at this decision, confused as to why Tara would purposefully put her and Jordan on slop. After the HOH room reveal, Tara and Hugo hang back to discuss nominations. The pair begin by agreeing that if they are going to target Avery, it needs to be a backdoor situation given her recent competition prowess. Hugo suggests putting up Gloria and Nigel as pawns, but Tara has other ideas. She clues Hugo in on the fact that she's considering splitting up Jordan and Victoria's showmance this week, much to Hugo's shock. She explains that it's clear that she and Hugo are five and six in the current group they're working with and it would be wise of them to try to take down the most inseparable duo. Hugo is clearly hesitant to go through with this, feeling as though they would have nobody else to work with, but Tara explains that she has a plan in place where they don't have to pick a target until later in the week.
Mysterious music begins to play as somebody is seen walking into the Diary Room. On the Diary Room chair lies a sealed envelope. As the door opens, Victoria is seen entering the room, surprised to see the envelope resting in its place. Assuming it's for her, she rips it open and reads the message inside aloud. "Congratulations, the viewers have chosen you to receive a huge advantage in the game. At any one of the next three evictions, you have the power to turn any eviction into a fake eviction. This means that the person evicted will not go home, and will instead spend the week in a secret chamber underneath the house, where they will stay until the following week in which they will re-enter the house. If you want to use this power, either during your eviction speech or as you go to cast your vote, say the phrase "you've got to fake it to make it" and your power will be secretly released into the game. Good luck!" As she lets the news sink in, Victoria lets out an excited squeal, repetitively thanking the audience for voting for her.
Just before nominations, Tara approaches Jordan and Victoria in the Have-Not room for a conversation. She starts by confirming that she indeed wants Avery out this week, but is looking for some strong competitors to use as pawns in order to backdoor her. Jordan's grits his teeth as Tara asks if the two of them if they would mind going up on the block together. While Victoria very adamantly states she is not comfortable going on the block, Jordan lets out a sigh, admitting that it sounds like a good idea in theory. Tara reasons that Gloria and Nigel are useless at competitions, so the only worry would be having Avery win the Veto, which she assures is extremely unlikely. At the Nomination Ceremony, Tara follows through on her plan by nominating Jordan and Victoria for eviction, stating that there is a plan in place and she is simply carrying it out. As the episode comes to an end, Victoria has one last Diary Room confessional, where she reveals that she's very suspicious of Tara and will not be afraid to use her power if she feels something is up come eviction night.
Episode 22 (POV)
As the Nomination Ceremony comes to a close, Jordan, despite being nominated, has a big grin on his face as he gives Victoria a hug. Noticing his odd behaviour, Avery voices in the Diary Room that while she's thrilled to see Jordan and Victoria on the block next to each other, she knows that there must be some kind of backdoor plan in place, sensing that it's probably her. Knowing she could still be in danger, Avery manages to swallow her pride and approaches Tara up in her HOH room. Upon inviting her in, Avery bluntly asks Tara if there is a plan to backdoor her. Startled, Tara pauses for a brief moment before letting Avery in on the fact that there is indeed a possibility that she could be backdoored. However, she follows this up by hinting that she isn't entirely on board with that plan. Avery asks if that means Tara wants to split up Jordan and Victoria, to which Tara responds with a small nod. Overcome with excitement, Avery does a cartwheel across the room, happy to see she might have a chance at surviving this week.
Meanwhile, down in the Disco Room, Nigel and Gloria have a casual chat about being a parent and grandparent respectively. Gloria then brings up that she's amazed she's even made it this far, which Nigel seconds, stating that his kids predicted he'd be the first one out. The two share a laugh before Nigel decides to let Gloria in on the fact that he used to a model, causing Gloria to gape in astonishment. She comments that she "should've seen it coming with a face like that." Nigel chuckles as Gloria promises him that his secret is safe with her. In the Diary Room, Nigel reveals that the reason behind sharing this information was to build some trust with Gloria, seeing as though they're both on the outside of the house. He hopes that the two of them can continue slipping under the radar, while the big dogs continue to take each other out. The next morning, it is time to pick players for the Veto competition. Tara selects Hugo, Victoria chooses Nigel, while Jordan gets Houseguest's Choice and picks Chinelo.
With the Veto players chosen, Victoria and Jordan retire to the Have-Not room and begin celebrating the fact that Avery will not be competing in POV competition, meaning she can easily be backdoored. Wanting to make her last week as miserable as possible, Jordan then decides to pull a prank on Avery, hiding her pillow and sheets in his duffel bag. After a short time-skip, Avery enters the Have-Not Room to find that all her bedding is missing. Pissed, she storms out of the room, demanding that whoever stole her linen needs to give it back. Holding back laughter, Jordan says he hasn't seen it, further frustrating Avery, who strongly suspects he had something to do with it.
Soon, Tara comes out from the Diary Room announcing that it is time for the POV competition. In this competition, players each have a Veto token which they must hide somewhere in the house. Then, one at a time, each competitor will have two minutes to search the house for the other players' tokens. Once five tokens have been found, the Houseguest whose token remains unfound will win the Power of Veto. After hiding all the tokens, the many rounds of searching begin. Victoria finds the first token under the Living Room rug, Chinelo finds the second and third in a box of cereal and under a mattress respectively, while Tara finds the fourth behind a painting in the Salsa Room. Nigel struggles with the challenge, although is notably seen opening Jordan's duffel bag, containing Avery's sheets and pillow. Jordan manages to find the fifth and final Veto token on top of the flat shower head, ending the challenge. Ultimately, it is Chinelo's Veto token, which he hid inside Victoria's make-up bag, that is left unfound, granting him his first win of the season.
Immediately following the challenge, Nigel walks up to Avery, telling her that he found her missing items in Jordan's bag, enraging Avery. Before the Houseguests can even get inside, Avery calls Jordan out for what he did, calling him childish and an ass**** among other things. Jordan proceeds to mockingly shout "Wahhhhh!" over and over, telling Avery that she needs to stop crying about every little thing and get a sense of humour. He goes on to blurt out that he'll enjoy watching her get backdoored this week, causing a few heads to turn. Avery simply says "I'm sure you will," not giving away Tara's plan. With the fight drawing to a close, Jordan speaks with Chinelo about whether the plan to send Avery packing is still on, which Chinelo confirms.
The proceeding day, Tara and Hugo talk once more in the HOH room about who the target should be this week. Tara adamantly argues that Jordan or Victoria need to go home, but again, Hugo is left on the fence, still feeling a sense of loyalty since they saved him the week the whole house turned on him. Not giving up, Tara explains that Avery would never come after them if they saved her, whereas the group of Chinelo, Clyde, Victoria and Jordan are going to turn on them sooner or later. After considering it for a moment, Hugo confesses that Tara is right, but suggests letting Chinelo know right before the Veto Meeting so that they don't completely burn that bridge. So, just before the Veto Meeting is about to take place, Hugo and Tara pull Chinelo aside, letting him know that they are in fact not going to backdoor Avery like they had agreed. Tara explains that letting a power couple into the Final 8 is too dangerous, and she needs to take the shot now while she can. Stunned, Chinelo desperately tries to get them to change their minds, but it is clear that they're not budging.
At the Veto Meeting, a very unsure Chinelo takes quite a while to make a decision, bringing concern to Jordan's face. In the end, he decides not to use the Power of Veto, explaining that if he did, Clyde would be the one going up as the replacement. After hearing this, Jordan gives Tara a piercing glare, visibly furious with what's going on. As Chinelo places the Veto back in its box, the episode concludes.
Episode 23 (Eviction)
With Chinelo boldly choosing not to use the Power of Veto, most of the house is left speechless as Chinelo takes the Veto box over to the Storage Room. Clyde's mouth hangs open, Victoria is pissed, while Jordan remains completely stone-faced. The one person who's entirely pleased with the situation is Avery, who boastfully grins in Jordan's direction, waiting for a reaction. However, Jordan doesn't give her a response whatsoever, simply heading off to the Have-Not Room, with Victoria right behind. Not satisfied, Avery follows them into the room, only for Victoria to tell her to "leave them the f**k alone. Avery innocently states she just wants to hear how Jordan's enjoying "watching her get backdoored." However, Jordan refuses to even acknowledge her presence, seemingly in a world of his own, causing Avery to roll her eyes and walk out with a huff. In the Diary Room, she states that she finds it amusing how Jordan talks such a big game when he's in power, but when things don't go his way, he's a big baby.
Meanwhile, things aren't so peaceful with the remainder of the house, with Clyde approaching Chinelo in the Storage Room in search of an explanation. Chinelo pleads that he had nothing to do with this, informing Clyde that Tara and Hugo had only approached him about an hour before the Veto Meeting about the plan. He adds that had he used the Veto, there's a good chance, Clyde would've been the replacement nominee since Tara wasn't going to nominate Avery. After taking a moment to let it sink, Clyde lets out a small smile, telling Chinelo that, while it sucks that the Uprising is losing a member, he understands Chinelo had no choice. Relieved, Chinelo thanks him before hugging it out. Unknown to Chinelo, however, in the Diary Room, Clyde reveals that he's quite honestly sick of the way Chinelo makes all these decisions without consulting Clyde, admitting that he's embarrassed that it's taken him this long to realise how controlling Chinelo is over him. He vows that, from now on, he's playing his own game "and if Chinelo's got a problem with that, he can go find a new ride-or-die."
The following morning, Victoria and Jordan find themselves wrapped up in one another's arms in the Have-Not room, mourning over the fact that they're going to separated this week. With a long, draw-out sigh, Jordan turns to Victoria and says that he'd rather have him go to the jury house than see Victoria leave. Victoria tells him to stop being ridiculous, but Jordan declares he's serious as tears begin welling in his eyes. As Victoria wipes one of his tears away, Jordan states that he'll do whatever he can to get himself evicted, only for Victoria to tell him he doesn't have to. She then reveals to Jordan that she has the power to make turn any one of the next three evictions into a fake eviction by doing nothing more than saying "you've got to fake it to make it" during her eviction speech. After laying out the specifics, Jordan excitedly pulls her in for a passionate kiss, saying she's the best girlfriend on the planet.
Out in the Living Room, Tara and Hugo have called everyone except for the two nominees out to discuss which of the lovebirds should be evicted. Avery adamantly expresses her desire to see Jordan go home, simply because "he's an ass****." Chinelo takes a much more logical approach, feeling as though Victoria is the brains behind the operation, and without her, Jordan would nothing but a lost puppy without a leash. Hugo supportsChinelo's suggestion, partially because he agrees with it, but also because he's a lot closer to Jordan. Not liking that her opinion is being ignored, Avery continues to push for Jordan's eviction, causing a small disagreement between her and Chinelo. Seeing this all go down, Gloria and Nigel share a knowing glance, clearly wanting to stay clear of the argument.
However, the discussion is shortly put on pause as Jordan struts out of the Have-Not, oozing confidence as he does so. With a grin, he asks if they were talking about who they should evict, which Tara cautiously admits is the case. Knowing he'll be staying in the house regardless, Jordan smugly tells the whole group that they should evict him. Noticing the confusion across everyone's faces, Jordan chuckles a bit before explaining that he's tired of being betrayed by everyone and simply wants out. As Chinelo raises an eyebrow, the footage cuts to the other side of the Have-Not room, where Victoria is seen pressing her ear against the door, hearing everything go down. Avery questions why they should even respect his wishes, prompting Jordan to proclaim that should he stay in the house, he'll be sure to make next week absolute Hell for everyone. With all eyes on him, Jordan walks over the kitchen, pulls out the tray of eggs from the fridge and dumps them on the floor. Picking up on what he's doing, Chinelo and Clyde race over to him, holding him back just as he was reaching for the flour. Promising not to waste any more food, the two boys let Jordan go before stating that that was only a sample of what is to come. As he storms off back to the Have-Not room, Avery can't help but roll her eyes, whereas Chinelo just laughs and says "I think I've changed my mind on who I want out," warranting a round of nods from the others.
Before the eviction, Victoria sits by herself in the Lounge Room, resting her chin on the top of her fist. We then hear a voiceover from the Diary Room play over the footag4, as Victoria weighs up her two options. While she loves spending time with Jordan, after his stunt in front of the whole house, she feels saving him might hurt her game more than it helps it. She wonders if she'd be better off keeping her power for herself, only to consider that there's a possibility she could be the one going home if she doesn't. At the Live Eviction, Jordan is first to give a speech, telling everyone to watch their backs since "they have no clue what's about to come." Victoria then gives her speech but ultimately decides not to use her power, leaving Jordan completely bewildered. In the end, the house unanimously decides to evict Jordan. Gobsmacked, he looks to Victoria for answers, but is met with nothing but a blank gaze. Finally realising that he's been betrayed, Jordan is too furious to say anything, storming out the door without another word. The seven eligible Houseguests get prepared for an endurance competition, which will be completed in the following episode.
Votes for Jordan: Avery, Chinelo, Clyde, Gloria, Hugo & Nigel
Votes for Victoria: None
Episode 24 (HOH/Nominations)
Picking back up from where the previous episode left off, all the remaining Houseguests except for Tara are already in position, ready for the HOH competition to begin. In this competition, Houseguests must hold onto a wall for as long as they can. Poking out of the wall are twenty pegs, which the Houseguests must use to hold on, each numbered 1-20. At regular intervals, the host (Tara) will call out a number, and the Houseguests will have to remove that numbered peg from the wall, making it more difficult. The last one standing will win HOH. As a twist, the first three to fall off the wall will be Haves for the week, alongside the HOH and Tara. Knowing she isn't going to last long in the challenge regardless, Gloria decides to jump immediately, taking one of the three Have passe. She is soon followed by Nigel. In the Diary Room, Nigel explains that he and Gloria plan to continue throwing competitions until they feel it's necessary to win one so that the big dogs can continue going after each other.
With only five competitors left, and one Have pass remaining, some considering jumping for it, especially Hugo, who has developed a strong dislike for slop. However, due to not feeling safe with Victoria or Avery, he, along with the others, refuses the temptation to jump off. After removing five of the pegs, a few struggle to get into comfortable positions, especially Chinelo, whose broad yet short stature makes it hard for him to hold his own body weight. As he goes to remove the next peg, he ends up slipping, in turn, eliminating himself. Out of nowhere, Hugo falls off, cursing under his breath that he's going to have to put up with being a Have-Not for the week. The remaining three, Victoria, Avery and Clyde, manage to last a while longer, all getting down to just eight pegs. At this stage, everyone is struggling to hold themselves up with so few pegs to grab a hold of. Tara instructs everyone to remove their fourteenth peg, which Victoria fails to do, falling off the wall. Noticing this, Avery smiles, now even more determined to win HOH. Despite being relatively strong, Clyde's body mass starts taking a toll on him, as he struggles to hold on. He tries to make a deal with Avery, but she refuses, wanting full control over her HOH. In the end, Clyde drops out, giving Avery the HOH win, while Clyde, Victoria and Hugo end up as the Have-Nots.
With Avery as HOH, almost everyone is worried one way or another since nobody knows where her head is at. Victoria, in particular, appears dejected, fearful that her closeness with Jordan could easily make her Avery's target. Avery, meanwhile, could not be happier, privately celebrating by her lonesome in the Storage Room. Upon finishing a quite uncoordinated "victory dance", Avery points directly into the camera, whispering "that was for you Simone." With her celebration out of the way, Avery walks out of the Storage Room not long after and announces that the only people allowed in her HOH room are Nigel and Gloria, and all the other ought to be worried. Without another word, Avery struts up to her HOH room, slamming the door shut. Chinelo can't help but burst out laughing at Avery's statement, sarcastically saying in the Diary Room, "genius idea, Avery! Tell more than half the house that they aren't allowed to talk to you, I'm sure that won't have any repercussions! It's not like one of us could win HOH next week or anything, oh wait..."
Later that evening, Clyde, Chinelo, Hugo and Tara all head out to the seating area in the corner of the backyard and begin talking about their lives outside of the show. Chinelo and Tara bond over their love for chess, even realising that they once played in the same tournament. Hugo explains that chess is way too complicated for him, never being able to understand how the "prawns" capture. Tara points out that it's a pawn not a prawn, sending her, Chinelo and Hugo into a laughing fit. Clyde is noticeably seen awkwardly laughing along, clearly not as involved in the conversation as the other three. Chinelo suggests that the four of them form an alliance seeing as though they've been working together ever since Eve's eviction, which Tara, Hugo, and to a lesser extent, Clyde, are all supportive of. They decide to name themselves "The King, the Queen the Knight and the Prawn," as an homage to Hugo's mispronunciation. As Chinelo, Tara and Hugo continue to chat freely, in the Diary Room, Clyde points out that, yet again, Chinelo is making deals on his behalf, noting that Chinelo is clearly much closer to Hugo and Tara than he is.
With nominations just around the corner, Avery summons Gloria and Nigel up to the HOH room to discuss potential nominees. She begins by explaining that she wants to take out Victoria this week as a way of getting payback for the "Hell" she and Jordan put her through for the past two weeks. However, she adds that she promised herself going in that she would never nominate a woman at a Nomination Ceremony, so she instead plans to backdoor her. Just as she's about to continue, Gloria interrupts her, randomly asking why she only wants to talk to her and Nigel when they've never even been aligned. A little taken aback, Avery states that she figured they were working together since they all voted to evict Chinelo. Nigel and Gloria briefly share a confused look, before allowing her to continue. As Avery goes on to explain who she plans on nominating, she soon drones out as Gloria's Diary Room plays over the top, talking about how she doesn't understand how Avery can ignore her and Nigel all week yet still think that they're all working together. Looking from left to right in search of an explanation, Gloria just bursts out laughing, yet again bewildered by Avery's behaviour.
At the Nomination Ceremony, Avery turns her first key, revealing Chinelo's face on the memory wall. She then turns her second key, showing Clyde's face on the memory wall. The two men are seen nodding and smiling, not surprised to be nominated given their history with Avery. Avery makes it quite clear that Victoria is indeed her target this week but she'll take great pleasure in "watching you two alphas squirm all week." Chinelo can't help but laugh yet again at Avery's ridiculous statement. With that, the episode adjourns.
Episode 25 (POV)
Following the Nominations Ceremony, Chinelo is seen with his hand over his mouth, trying to hide his smile, only for Avery to brashly ask him what his problem is with a woman calling him out. Chinelo innocently raises his hands, stating he doesn't want to start an argument, only laughing over how petty Avery's nominations were. Avery simply rolls her eyes before walking up into her HOH room as Victoria expresses in the Diary Room that this is "typical Avery; desperately trying to cause a scene for the sole purpose of getting attention." She goes to explain that Chinelo and Clyde have seemingly abandoned her since last week's Veto Meeting so her only hope of survival is winning the POV, otherwise, she'll have no choice but to use her "Fake Eviction" secret power.
Early next morning, Gloria reveals in the Diary Room that it's Nigel's birthday today, and wants to plan some kind of surprise for him. She is then seen talking with Tara, Chinelo and Hugo as they plan out how to give Nigel the best surprise. Gloria eventually comes up with the idea for everyone to pretend to forget that it's his birthday only to surprise him with a huge feast of his favourite foods for dinner. The others are all supportive of this idea and manage to inform the others before Nigel wakes up. The scene cuts to around midday, where Nigeland Gloria are hanging out in the Living Room. With a grin, Nigel asks Gloria if she knows what day is today, to which Gloria inconspicuously answers "Friday?" Slightly offended that she "forgot", Nigel reminds Gloria that it's his birthday, causing her to furrow her eyebrows. She then lets out a laugh, telling Nigel that she's not falling for. As Nigel continues to state that he isn't lying, Gloria tells a bypassing Clyde that Nigel's trying to convince her it's his birthday. With a shake of the head, Clyde says he's positive Nigel said his birthday was in December, only puzzling Nigel even more. Seeing him grow more and more confused, Gloria does her best not to smile, having to excuse herself to the bathroom so that she can let her laughter out.
That afternoon, Avery announces that it's time to pick players for the Power of Veto competition. Much to her chagrin, Avery draws Victoria's name, Clyde selects Gloria, while Chinelo picks Nigel. As his name is drawn, Nigel comments that it's the only birthday present he's received today, only for Avery to tell him that the joke's getting old now. As dinnertime comes around, a dejected Nigel is seen laying on his bed in seldom, clearly feeling a little down that his birthday was seemingly forgotten. After Tara comes in to tell him dinner's ready, he appears pleasantly surprised to see the banquet laid out for him with some of his favourites like spaghetti bolognese, chicken pot pie, and Cheetos. As everyone screams out "happy birthday," Nigel can't help but blush, honoured that the whole house came together to give him this surprise. In the Diary Room, he is seen grinning from ear to ear, expressing just how grateful he is to have such great people to share this experience with. As the Houseguests dig into their feast, in which a lot of alcohol was consumed, many late night festivities break out, including Hugo attempting to perform a striptease, Gloria getting a "glam" makeover from Victoria, in which she ended up looking like a clown, and a game of spin the bottle, where Hugo experienced his first kiss with none other than Avery.
The next morning, everyone sleeps in for as long as they can, with Big Brother having to wake everyone up for the Power of Veto competition. In this competition, Houseguests will be presented with a display of many items, where they will have to guess how many of said item there are. After they read out all of their answers, they can either stay or fold depending on how confident they are. Out of those who stay, the one closest to the correct answer without going over will earn a point, while the one furthest away will be eliminated. The first to three points wins. In the opening round, only Avery stays, earning her an automatic point. The following round, however, sees both Victoria and Clyde challenge Avery, where Victoria earns a point, and Avery is eliminated. In the third round, Clyde is the only one to stay, earning him a point, and the same thing happens in the fourth. Seeing as though everyone else is letting Clyde waltz his way to a win, Victoria challenges him in the fifth round. Ultimately, Victoria guesses eight items too high, eliminating her and giving Clyde his third and final point needed to claim the Power of Veto.
With Clyde winning the Veto, a victory he celebrates with the other members of The King, The Queen, The Knight, and the Prawn alliance (now referred to as K.Q.K.P. for short), Avery seems very pleased, now able to fulfill her plan to backdoor Victoria. Meanwhile, Victoria is visibly saddened that she missed out on her only hope of saving herself, knowing it's unlikely Avery would nominate anyone else in Clyde's place. With a sigh, we see her solemnly walk into the Have-Not Room, something that Clyde happens to notice. Feeling bad, he follows her in. Victoria gives him a forced smile as he comes to sit on the bed, which this season happens to be a small rowboat, across from her. Clyde asks how she's holding up, to which she responds with "not great," saying she's been feeling really alone since Jordan's eviction. She brings up how Clyde and Chinelo have seemingly moved on from the Uprising alliance, which Clyde apologises for, admitting that it was douchey for them to just ditch her like that. Not wanting to see her give up, Clyde encourages Victoria to go up and campaign. After taking a deep breath, Victoria agrees that she's no quitter and heads up to Avery's HOH room.
Upstairs, Avery is seen jamming out to her music when Victoria knocks on the door. After noticing who it is, Avery's eyes roll to the back of her head before she mimics shooting herself. However, unlike last time, she decides to give Victoria the time of day and lets her in. Victoria begins by explaining that she ain't here to kiss Avery's ass, instead, feeling the need to knock some sense into her head. She argues that she's completely alone in the house, and is not a threat to her. In particular, Victoria makes it clear that Avery needs to be more worried about people like Chinelo, who's really the one running the house. Avery begrudgingly concurs that Victoria makes a good point but just isn't sure if she can trust her after what they went through for the past two weeks. In the Diary Room, Avery confesses that she's really conflicted, on one hand wanting to knock Chinelo off his high horse, while also wanting to punish Victoria for her "meninist-like tendencies". At the Veto Meeting, Clyde unsurprisingly chooses to remove himself from the block. In his place, Avery opts to stick with her original plan and nominates Victoria. Victoria mutters "shocker" under her breath before taking a seat beside Chinelo. With that, the episode comes to an end.
Episode 26 (Eviction)
With the Veto Meeting adjourning, Victoria is the first to get up and leave. Wanting to get one final dig in, Avery asks Victoria why she suddenly has nothing to say now that she's on the block, however, Victoria simply ignores her. Frustrated by Avery's prodding, Hugo angrily tells her to stop trying to cause some much drama because the whole house is sick of her antics. Avery is quick to snap back, saying that Hugo doesn't speak for the whole house, only for Hugo to ask everyone to raise their hand if they agree with him. As all five others raise their hands, Avery simply huffs, muttering that she shouldn't be so surprised to see so many people gang up on her yet again, before storming off. Having heard the whole argument from the Have-Not Room, Victoria can't help but stifle a laugh, glad to hear Avery being put in her place for once. Talking quietly to the cameras, she informs the viewers that no matter how much Avery riles her up, she's not gonna give her a reaction. Instead, she'll just wait to see her reaction when she comes back into the house next week.
A little later in the day, Clyde notices that Victoria hasn't left her room since the Veto Meeting. Wanting to make sure she's okay, he walks in to find Victoria sitting on her bed, reading the Bible. "Leviticus 24:16, Whoever utters the name of the Lord must be put to death," she reads aloud before closing the book, noting that she never realised how many great quotes were in the Bible. With a chuckle, Clyde sits down next to Victoria before asking how she's feeling. Victoria shrugs, admitting that she knows she doesn't have much of a chance to stay anyway. Despite already knowing the answer, Victoria asks Clyde if he'd vote to keep her since he's the only person who actually talks to her. With a frown, Clyde admits that he couldn't do that to Chinelo. With a nod, Victoria says she understands but appreciates the chat nonetheless. As Clyde exits the room, he confesses in the Diary Room that if she had been up against anybody else, he'd vote for her to stay in a heartbeat, but he and Chinelo have been together since the beginning and couldn't possibly turn on him now.
The following morning, over in the Ballet Room, Nigel and Gloria are seen chatting about their lives back home. At one point, Nigel questions whether they need to make a move. Gloria looks back at him confused, reminding him that she's happily married. With a laugh, Nigel explains that he meant a game move, saying that from his point of view, he and Gloria are probably the next two targets after Victoria and Avery, so maybe they need to take the opportunity to try to get the votes to send Chinelo home instead. This prospect excites Gloria, who agrees that it would be a #BIGMOVE, which her grandchildren told her would help her win the game. Putting the plan into motion, Nigel decides to approach Tara and Hugo the proceeding day, laying out his idea. He points out that Chinelo and Clyde are a tight duo and suggests that it would be a good idea for them to try to split them up. While, to Nigel's face, the pair agrees to his plan, in the Diary Room, Tara expresses that while she does think Chinelo is somewhat of a threat, it's far too early for her to turn on the K.Q.K.P. alliance. Oblivious to the fact that he's being lied to, Nigel walks away with a big smile on his face, only for Hugo and Tara to simultaneously agree that they need to tell their alliance about Nigel's plan.
Right after their conversation with Nigel, Tara and Hugo report back to K.Q.K.P. in the Lounge, laying out exactly what Nigel had just told them. Chinelo is a little annoyed to hear that he's got some people coming after him, but ultimately isn't all that bothered, confident that he'll be able to stay regardless. Jokingly, Chinelo starts begging his allies to keep him in the game, talking about how this is his dream and he still has so much more to give. Smirking, Tara says that she'll vote to keep him under the condition that he gives her back massages for the entirety of next week. Clyde adds that he wants a custom-made cake with his face on it, while Hugo agrees to keep Chinelo only if he jumps in the pool naked. As his smile fades, Chinelo asks if the others are actually serious, to which they all give a slight nod. In response, he just says "f**k that," before they all burst out laughing. Amongst the laughter, Clyde begins to feel a little guilty about leading Tara and Nigel on to believe that Chinelo's going home, feeling as though blindsiding them for the sake of blindsiding them is just cruel.
The next day, Clyde pulls Nigel and Gloria aside to let them know what he's heard. He informs the two of them that Tara and Hugo have essentially spilled the beans to everyone about their plan to send Chinelo home, and just wanted to let them know so that they don't end up voting the wrong way. Both confused and a little mad, Nigel questions why they would do that, feeling that they had a good thing going. As Nigel gets more and more worked up, Clyde slowly begins regretting his decision. Not wanting this to blow up in his face, Clyde tries to get Nigel to calm down, telling him and Gloria that everything will be alright if they just vote Victoria out as planned. Still wanting to make her #BIGMOVE, Gloria asks Clyde if he would consider voting Chinelo out, taking him by surprise. At first, Clyde gives a firm "no way," prompting Nigel to point out that Tara and Hugo are clearly pretty loyal to Chinelo if they were willing to rat them out, and considering how good Clyde is at challenges, Chinelo might replace him with them. This point, in particular, makes Clyde stop to think for a moment, knowing full well that Chinelo has grown increasingly close to Tara and Hugo lately, acknowledging that it could be an issue for him down the road.
At the Live Eviction, Chinelo is first to give his eviction speech, giving a huge shoutout to all his friends and family back home. Victoria then stands to give hers, delivering a visibly rehearsed speech in which she goes around thanking every individual person, except for Avery, for the amazing experience. She closes her speech by saying "Julie, sometimes you've got to fake it to make it, but in this case, I'm not gonna lie to people just to stay another week," officially releasing her fake eviction power, meaning whichever nominee is evicted will return to the game in a week's time. In the end...
...it's simply a unanimous vote to evict Victoria, much like she expected. After giving a round of hugs, she swiftly exits the house to greet Julie outside. However, she's not outside for long as the security guard takes her to the secret chamber where she will stay for the next week of the game. With that, the episode comes to a close.
Votes for Victoria: Clyde, Gloria, Hugo, Nigel & Tara
Votes for Chinelo: None
Week 9 (Round 1)
Episode 27 (HOH/Nominations)
Proceeding Victoria's (fake) eviction from the house, the remaining Houseguests head to the backyard for the next HOH competition. In this Head of Household competition, the eligible competitors will have to manoeuver a series of eggs, one at a time, across a wall of chicken wire. If at any point they drop an egg, they must go back and grab another. Once the Houseguests have moved an egg across the wire, they must roll the egg down a ramp in an attempt to knock down one of five targets, at varying distances. The closest target is labeled "Have", the second closest is labeled "$5000", while the three furthest away are labeled "H", "O", and "H" respectively. The first three Houseguest to knock over the "Have" will be Haves for the week, the first one to knock down the "$5000" target will win 5000 dollars, while the first to knock down all three targets spelling H-O-H will be the new Head of Household.
As the competition begins, many Houseguests adopt different strategies. Tara and Nigel both take the "slow and steady" approach, whereas people like Gloria and Chinelo try to go as fast as possible. This clearly doesn't work out too well for the former as she quickly drops her egg only ten seconds into the challenge. Clyde makes good use of his long fingers that allow him to reach much further. He is the first to retrieve an egg and aims straight for the HOH, however, he misses. After some time has passed, Clyde has knocked over two targets, while Tara, Chinelo, and Nigel have one each. Furthermore, Chinelo and Tara have both knocked their "Have" targets. Seeing that she is very behind, Gloria tries her luck at the $5000, and is ultimately successful, granting herself some extra cash to take home. Meanwhile, Hugo is still stuck at the far end of his chicken wire, unable to make much progress whatsoever. In the Diary Room, we hear how his whole family has been graced with chubby fingers, meaning that he's "pretty much screwed" for this challenge, said with a disheartened sigh. Cutting back to the competition, Nigel has managed to knock over his second target to spell out "HOH" while Gloria has claimed the final "Have" pass. Both Clyde and Nigel retrieve another egg at roughly the same time, however, it is Clyde who knocks over his final target first, giving him his second HOH of the season.
With Clyde as the new Head of Household, the K.Q.K.P. breathe a collective sigh of relief, knowing they likely would've been the targets had Nigel won. Chinelo, in particular, is very excited to see his closest ally win HOH. In the Diary Room, Chinelo explains that after discovering that they wanted him out last week, Nigel and Gloria are at the top of hit list, hoping that he'll be able to get Clyde to put the final nail in their coffin this week. On the flipside, Nigel is quite frustrated having lost yet another challenge, wishing that he could've finally had the power for once. Back inside, Gloria and Nigel meet up in the Storage Room. Defeated, Nigel tilts his head back against the wall and lets out a long sigh, stating that this was their one chance to save themselves, and they blew it. Trying to lift his spirits, Gloria rubs his shoulder, joking that they never had much of a chance to begin with. She goes on to suggest that they just need to stay under the radar, let Avery blow up like she usually does and they'll be fine.
The next morning, the K.Q.K.P meet up in Clyde's HOH room to discuss potential nominees for the week. Chinelo is first to give his opinion, feeling Gloria and Nigel need to be split up. He argues that the fact they both tried to get him out last week is evidence enough that they would come after their alliance if given the chance. With Tara agreeing with Chinelo's thought process, Clyde voices that he thinks Avery is a much bigger threat to the alliance considering how astronomically better she is in challenges compared to Nigel and Gloria. Tara points out that she suspects there's going to be a jury buyback after this week, so even if they do get Avery out, there's a strong chance she'd be coming right back in, more vengeful than ever. Not as familiar with the show, Clyde questions why they should make decisions based off of some random assumption, prompting superfan Hugo to point out that the last season of Big Brother without any kind of Battle Back was BB14. Seeing that Clyde's still not fully convinced, Chinelo notes in the Diary Room that if he's going to get Clyde on board with his plan, he's going to need to enlist some help.
A few hours later on in the day, we see Chinelo pulling Avery aside for a "chat", something Avery is clearly not too eager about. Once they're alone, Chinelo gives Avery the honest truth, telling her that Clyde really wants her out this week. With a roll of the eyes, Avery admits that she isn't surprised, but questions why Chinelo is even telling her this. Chinelo explains that despite everything they've been through, he would much rather see Gloria or Nigel go home. He then goes on to lay out his plan, saying that in order to get Clyde to see her as less of a challenge threat, she needs to fake an injury. While she's reluctant to go along with Chinelo's plan, which she feels was an example of "mansplaining at its finest," she recognises that this could be her one shot to stay in the house. So, while everyone else is off in their own rooms, Avery stomps down the stairs, sprawls herself out at the bottom and lets out a shriek of pain. As everyone rushes to see what the commotion is about, Avery informs everyone that she "fell" down the stairs and has hurt her leg really badly. As Chinelo pretends to examine it, Avery lets out another cry of pain, reiterating that "it's really bad". Chinelo carries her off to the Diary Room to seek medical attention, leaving the rest of the house in shock.
After spending an hour in the Diary Room for her "check-up," Chinelo manages to sneak her a bandage, which she wraps around her leg. She soon limps her way out of the Diary Room, claiming that she's pulled a muscle and won't be allowed to physically exert herself for the next couple of weeks. As she continues to make up a story about what the doctors had to say, Chinelo leans over to Clyde, whispering "she's not so big of a challenge threat now, is she?" In the Diary Room, Clyde admits that he's beginning to reconsider going after Avery now that she's injured, however, can't help but feel he's just doing Chinelo's dirty work again. At the Nomination Ceremony, Clyde turns the first key, revealing Gloria's face on the Memory Wall. She lets out a big smile, not at all shocked to see herself there. He then turns the second key, revealing Nigel as he second nominee. He explains that this was a very difficult decision to make, but since they're only down to seven, he doesn't have too many options left. Following this, both the Nomination Ceremony and the episode are adjourned.
Episode 28 (POV)
With Nigel and Gloria on the block, the two share a mutually sympathetic hug, aware that one of them will most likely be going home this week. Clyde asks the two if they would be willing to have a quick chat up in his HOH room, which they accept. Once up there, Clyde is quick to apologise to the both of them, revealing that he went back and forth on whether or not he should nominate Avery all day. Nigel questions why he wouldn't want out someone as volatile as Avery. In response, he simply answers that with her injury and all, he just doesn't see her as much of a threat to her, causing Gloria to let out a chuckle, asking if he actually views her and Nigel as threats. Clyde confirms that he indeed does see them as threats, pointing out that they both have great social games in spite of not being so great physically. He follows this up by encouraging Gloria and Nigel to fight for the Veto as backdooring Avery is certainly still a possibility for him.
Early next morning, we see Chinelo and Tara out in the kitchen making themselves breakfast; Tara with a bowl of cereal, Chinelo with scrambled eggs. After they each sit down to eat, we then see Hugo emerge from the Have-Not Room with a miserable look on his face. With a worried expression, Tara asks Hugo what's wrong, only for Hugo to snap at her, saying that she'd probably be a terrible mood if she had to sleep in a boat for two weeks straight. Chinelo raises his eyebrows in response to Hugo unexpected attitude as Tara simply says "I didn't realise Mr. Crankypants had come to visit." In the Diary Room, Tara explains that Hugo isn't exactly fond of being a Have-Not, and considering this will be his second week in a row, there's a good chance we'll be seeing some mood swings this week. Cutting back, we see Hugo slowly pouring some slop into a bowl, gagging at the sight of it. As he begins shovelling the substance into his mouth, Chinelo and Tara can't help but laugh at the faces Hugo pulls with every bite. Once he's finished about 3/4 of his bowl, which is all he's managed to stomach, he heads off towards the showers. Noticing there's still some slop left in his bowl, Chinelo calls out, asking if he'll be saving it for later. Not in the mood, Hugo just flips Chinelo off, causing him and Tara to start giggling uncontrollably yet again.
Later that day, Clyde announces that it is time to pick players for the Power of Veto competition. Once everyone joins him in the Living Room, the picking commences. Clyde gets Houseguest's Choice and selects Chinelo, shocking nobody, Nigel pulls out Hugo's chip, while Gloria picks Avery's, meaning everyone but Tara will be competing. Hearing her name, Avery excitedly runs up to join the others, forgetting about the injury she's been faking. Noticing her mistake, she tries to cover it up by wincing and rubbing the side of her leg, but some people like Clyde already appear suspcious. Immediately after the players selection, Chinelo pulls Avery aside to have a quick word with her before the competition. He explains that in order to keep up their facade, Avery needs to throw this Veto competition if it's a physical one, otherwise it would indicate that her leg is indeed in good condition. He adds that she needs to be more careful, pointing out that a mistake like the one she made just before could result in her eviction. Not liking his tone of voice, Avery tells Chinelo that he doesn't control her and she's going to do whatever the f**k she wants in the Veto competition before walking off.
Soon enough, it is time for the Power of Veto competition to commence. In this competition, players will have to traverse a somewhat narrow balance beam to a pit filled with different objects. Once they reach the pit, the Houseguests must then search for one of their coloured pipes, which they will use to construct a network of piping from one end of their balance beam to the other. To make things more difficult, not all of the pipes are needed to make the piping reach, meaning the Hosueguests will have to find the right combination of pipes in order for them to perfectly fit. The first to do so will win the Power of Veto. Right out of the gate, everyone, including Avery, race across the balance beam into the pit. Avery lacks all subtlety in exposing that her leg is in fact not injured, which everyone quickly takes note of. Avery is the first to collect all her pieces of piping, closely followed by Clyde and Chinelo. However, they all soon realise the difficulty of simultaneously keeping their balance and putting the piping together. Gloria is the first to fall off her beam, eliminating herself, shortly followed by Clyde, Chinelo and then Nigel, leaving only Hugo and Avery in the hunt for the POV. Realising how easy it is to fall, they each take their time. In the end, Hugo is the first to connect the two ends, winning himself the Veto.
With the challenge over, Clyde passive-aggressively congratulates Avery on how she managed to magically heal her leg, visibly quite annoyed that he bought into the act in the first place. Avery simply shrugs, saying the only thing he should be congratulating her on is her Academy Award-Winning Performance, further irritating him. Back inside, Clyde meets up with the K.Q.K.P. and quickly apologises for losing his cool outside, voicing that he's just mad at himself for letting Avery fool him. He then announces that after the stunt Avery just pulled, he wants her out more than ever. Hugo nods his head in agreement, concurring that being able to convince the whole house that she injured herself is quite impressive. Tara, however, is much less enthused about this idea, bringing up yet again that nobody trusts Avery, while at the very least Gloria and Nigel have each other. Clyde isn't having it though, saying that right now, Avery is their only threat in competitions, and they need her out now before she wins HOH and spoils everything. Not wanting to ruffle any feathers, Tara eventually caves in, agreeing with the plan.
Leading up to the Veto Meeting, Chinelo, who would still rather see Nigel or Gloria go this week, decides to have a word with Tara and Hugo. He honestly admits that he thinks it would still be in their best interest to keep nominations the same, causing Hugo to grow alarmed. Chinelo reminds the duo that there's a good chance there's going to be a Battle Back coming up and sending Avery out would be nothing but a pointless, and emotional move, something Tara happens to agree with. Hugo brings up that Clyde would be really mad if they screwed him over, but Chinelo assures him that he'll be sure to keep Clyde from going awry. At the Veto Meeting, Hugo follows through with Chinelo's plan, ultimately deciding not to use the Power of Veto, shocking Clyde. As Clyde sits there stunned, Avery can't help but smirk at his confusion, happy to see yet another person mistakenly think she would be going on the block. With this, the episode ends.
Episode 29 Part 1 (Eviction #1)
With the Veto Meeting having been adjourned, Clyde eyes look like they could pop out of their sockets based off of how surprised he appears. He attempts to ask Hugo for an explanation as to what happened, but Hugo can do nothing but bashfully apologise, saying they can talk later if he wants. In the Diary Room, Hugo informs the viewers that this was by far the hardest decision he's ever had to make, but after thinking things through, he realised that Avery isn't coming after him whatsoever, while Nigel and Gloria could easily still be mad after ratting them out last week. He adds that with only seven people left, he needs to start stepping up his game, and this is just another move he can add to his resume.
Still confused as to where things went wrong, Clyde privately approaches Chinelo to see if he knows anything. Chinelo admits that he did indeed know about the plan, however, says it wasn't his idea. He proceeds to make up a story, saying Tara had been in Hugo's ear all day telling him not to use the Veto, and while Chinelo tried to persuade them otherwise, it seemed as though their minds had already been made up. After taking a moment to let this sink in, Clyde lets out a long sigh, stating that he's completely f**ked now because Avery probably knows that he's after her. He then reveals to Chinelo that it's clear as day that Hugo and Tara are loyal to nobody but themselves, emphasising that they need to take a shot at the two of them next week. Trying to maintain the peace, Chinelo instructs Clyde to calm down a bit, telling him they can't just take out their only allies, especially with a potential Battle Back around the corner. As Chinelo continues to list reasons why it would be a mad move to target Hugo and Tara, we cut to the Diary Room, where Clyde explains that he's sick and tired of Chinelo constantly defending Hugo and Tara when they've flipped the script on them twice at the last moment twice now. He then pledges to take a shot at them next week, no matter what Chinelo says.
The next day, Gloria and Nigel are seen having a sombre conversation, knowing full well one of them will be going home this week. Nigel asks if she's started campaigning for voted yet, which Gloria denies, saying she couldn't bring herself to do it considering how close they've become over the past few weeks. She then proposes a pledge for the two of them to just let the house decide who goes home, which Nigel accepts, however, reveals in the Diary Room that as much as he likes Gloria, he came to win for his family, and refuses to leave this up to chance. Knowing that Avery will likely be voting for Gloria to stay because she's a woman, Nigel knows he'll need to swing Tara and Hugo. The scene then cuts to the outside hangout area, where Nigel, Tara and Hugo are all congregated. Nigel gets to work right away, promising the duo that for him, last week is all in the past and he is more than happy to work with them if they decide to keep him. Tara asks if he can promise them both safety from the block next week, which he agrees to.
Wanting to hear both side's argument, Tara and Hugo later decide to approach Gloria, asking her if she's willing to offer anything in exchange for voting to keep her. Gloria politely declines, informing the duo that she and Nigel have agreed not to campaign against one another this week. Hugo furrows his eyebrows at this comment, revealing to Gloria that Nigel approached them only a few hours ago, trying to win over their votes. This revelation shocks Gloria, who hadn't expected Nigel to go back on his word like that. Despite this, she still refuses to campaign, giggling that she'd need to win a competition first in order to promise them something anyway. This leaves Hugo and Tara in a bind, deciding between someone who is willing to backstab an ally, and someone who refuses to campaign. In the end, they, along with the rest of the house, unanimously vote to evict Nigel at the Live Eviction.
Votes for Nigel: Avery, Chinelo, Hugo & Tara
Votes for Gloria: None
Week 9 (Round 1)
Episode 29 Part 2 (Eviction #2)
Following Nigel's depature from the house, Julie Chen announces that tonight will be a Double Eviction. A little surprised, Tara asks "so, no Battle Back?" to which Julie confirms is the case. However, she notes that someone will indeed be returning to the house. As panic and confusion sets in, the doorbell suddenly rings, and Victoria makes her truimphant return to the house. "OH MY GOOD HOLY CROD!" shouts a bewildered Gloria as everyone looks at one another, confused. By far, Avery appears the most shocked, with her mouth hanging open for a good twenty seconds before loudly banging her head against a wall (literally). Julie explains that last week, someone unleashed a secret power, which allowed that night's evictee to be saved from eviction and live in a secret bunker until the following week. Before everyone can barely process this, Julie summons everyone to the backyard for the HOH competition.
In this competition, Julie will ask the Houseguests whether a particular event happened before or after a second event. If a Houseguest answers correctly, they get a point. The one with the most points after 7 questions will be the new HOH. The first question is "Did Houseguests meet OTEV before or after the first Double Eviction?" The correct answer is before, giving everyone except Avery and Gloria a point. The next question is "Was the first time a replacement nominee was evicted before or after the first time a payback nominee was evicted?" The correct answer is after, giving all but Gloria a point. After four more rounds, Victoria and Hugo are tied for first at 5, while Tara, Avery and Chinelo are all on 4. The final question is "Did Jordan win his second HOH before or after he was a Have-Not for the second time?" Victoria puts before, while Hugo puts after. The correct answer is before, giving Victoria her first HOH win of the Summer.
Back inside, Julie asks Victoria to immediately make her nominations. She decides to nominate Avery and Gloria, which causes a big reaction from Avery, who calls Victoria a self-hating meninist targets women because she's jealous of them. Victoria does nothing but laugh at Avery as Clyde pulls her aside for a chat. Fearful, Tara follows the two of them before cutting to commercial. Once returned, the Veto competition commences. In this competiton, players must roll a ball along a boomerang-shaped surface, landing it in one of the twenty slots, numbered 1-20. Whoever scores the highest will win the Power of Veto. With everyone except Chinelo participating, Tara is first up and scores a 3, which is quickly beaten by Hugo's 13. Clyde is third, scoring a 15, a score the remaining three are unable to beat, winning him the Power of Veto.
After yet another advertisement we cut back to an argument between Clyde and Tara in the Lounge, with Victoria and Chinelo standing by. Clyde turns to Victoria telling her to trust him, only for Tara to tell her that she'd be stupid to keep someone like Avery in the game. Julie then calls everyone into the Living Room for the Veto Meeting. Clyde decides to use the Power of Veto to save Gloria, something she doesn't seem to expect. Victoria then stands, takes a deep breath, then nominates Tara. As Tara takes her seat next to Avery, the latter can't help but roll her eyes, seeing as though yet another girl was nominated. After everybody votes, the result comes back in a tie; Gloria and Clyde voting to evict Tara, Chinelo and Hugo voting to evict Avery. With the tiebreaking vote, Victoria puts a hand on each cheek and sinks her head, clearly still unsure which way to go. Ultimately, with a stone cold face, Victoria votes to evict...
Avery. With this fatal vote, Avery goes absolutely beserk, pointing and yelling some visibly harsh words Victoria's way, although the majority of it has to silent due to copious amounts of swearing. As Julie Chen instructs Avery to leave the house, she proceeds to flip the host off, refusing to leave before she can finish her speech. With this, a security guard is forced to come out of the Diary Room to drag Avery out of the house. As the Houesguests are all left stunned, the episode comes to an end.
Votes for Avery: Chinelo, Hugo & Victoria
Votes for Tara: Clyde & Gloria
Episode 30 (HOH/Nominations)
Following perhaps one of the most explosive Double Evictions, everyone still seems confused as to what exactly went down. Once Avery has been forced out the door, Gloria looks over to Clyde with a frown, whispering that their genius plan may not have been that genius after all. To understand what Gloria is talking about, there is a flashback to the day before the eviction, where Gloria and Clyde are seen talking in the Disco Room. Both agree that Tara and Hugo need to split up the following week, with Gloria promising to try her best to convince Avery to nominate them should she win HOH. Fast-forward to the Double Eviction, immediately after Victoria's nominations, Clyde pulls her into the Storage Room, quickly informing her of the alliance between Tara, Hugo, and Chinelo. He stresses that one of them needs to be backdoored. Tara, who had suspected Clyde would throw her under the bus, presses her ear against the door and hears everything. Tara then runs back to Hugo in the Living Room, telling him what she just heard, and that they need to win Veto.
After Clyde wins the POV, Tara wastes no time yanking Victoria into the Lounge, telling her that it would be in her benefit to send home Avery, since Avery will 100% be after her if she wins the following HOH. She even strikes a deal, saying she nor Hugo will nominate Victoria if they win the next HOH. Seeing them together, Clyde walks in on their conversation and asks if he can talk to Victoria alone. Ignoring his wish, Tara simply asks him if he cares to explain why he felt now was a good time to turn on their alliance. Shocked that she found out, Clyde can barely string together a cohesive sentence. He brings up how she lied about using the Veto, which Tara quickly denies, saying she made it perfectly clear what she wanted to do with the Veto. She then points the finger back at Clyde, saying he was the one who ratted her out to Gloria and Nigel just last week, something Nigel told her in a desperate attempt to win her vote before his eviction. Unsure what to say, Clyde simply tells Victoria to trust him, something we saw in the previous episode. Now caught up, the footage cuts back to present time.
After the flashback, we cut to the beginning of the next Head of Household competition. In this competition, players will have to use a small cup to transport melted chocolate from one end of the backyard to the other, where they must empty it into a "chocolate machine". To make things more difficult, the ground will be covered in melted chocolate, making it much easier to slip over. The first person to fill up their chocolate machine and retrieve a small ball will win HOH. However, next to big chocolate station, there is a much smaller one labelled "No Have-Nots". If just one person fills this up, there will be no Have-Nots for the rest of the game. However, if nobody does, everybody except for the HOH will be a Have-Not for the week. As the competition begins, Clyde and Chinelo quickly separate themselves from the pack, with Tara, Hugo, and Gloria all being quite uncoordinated. Gloria is so terrible at staying upright that she ends up having to scooch on her bum, fearing she'd end up doing some serious damage to herself otherwise. Knowing she doesn't have a chance in Hell, Gloria does the noble thing and goes for the "No Have-Not" container. In the end, it is Clyde who emerges victorious, giving him his third HOH win of the season.
With Clyde securing a crucial victory, Gloria can't contain herself, letting out an excited squeal, knowing that the other three likely would've nominated her. After everyone returns inside, Tara, Hugo, and Chinelo gather in the Salsa Room. Dejected, Hugo proclaims "we're f**ked" before plopping his bed with a huff. With a stern look, Tara tells him that he needs to stop acting so pessimistically, saying that there's still POV to be won. Chinelo agrees, pointing out that there's very little chance they'll be able to convince Clyde to keep them off the block, so their best chance is to have him act like he's still on Clyde side, so that he can try to win the next POV, and pull one of the other two off. After he exits to go speak with Clyde, Tara turns to Hugo and tells him there's always hope. Hugo, on the other hand, expresses that he doesn't trust Chinelo to look out for the whole alliance, pointing out he's probably just trying to save his own ass. Tara shrugs and sighs, saying Chinelo's their only hope at this point.
Upstairs in his HOH room, Clyde, Gloria and Victoria all agree that the three of them need to stick together moving forward, siting the other three as too close for comfort. Clyde questions why Victoria essentially screwed them over by sending Avery home. Victoria explains that Avery was simply coming after her much more than Tara was, and without knowing what was going on in the house, had to base her decision off that. In the Diary Room, she tells the audience that she only told Clyde and Gloria part of the reason why she evicted Avery. She adds that with Tara still in the game, Clyde and Gloria would still be focused on getting her out, while Tara and Hugo would be focused on getting Clyde out, leaving her out of the limelight.
In the middle of their conversation, Chinelo knocks on the door, asking for a private conversation with Clyde. Accepting the offer, Clyde politely asks the two women to leave as Chinelo takes a seat across from him. Chinelo begins by explaining he completely understands why Clyde had to do what he did last week, admitting it was a smart move on his part. A little confused, Clyde allows Chinelo to get to his point. Chinelo explains that this week, he is 100% on board to split Hugo and Tara apart, apologising for being "too blinded" to see it earlier. Clyde tells Chinelo he's glad he's finally seen the light, although secretly is a little suspicious about how Chinelo went from saving Tara in the Double Eviction to suddenly wanting her and Hugo out. At the Nomination Ceremony, Clyde makes the unsurprising move to nominate longtime allies, Hugo and Tara, beside one another. He explains quite simply that they're simply too tight to let them get any further than they already have. With this, the episode adjourns.
- While Gloria Adams was originally in my Survivor season, Survivor: Haiti, since it was canceled she will have no recollection of anything that occurred during that season.