Coaches: Four former houseguests will return to coach the new twelve houseguests. At one point in the game the coaches have the option to either stay as coaches or return to play the game once again.
Head of Household: Each week, 1 person wins HOH and nominates 2 people for eviction. If the POV holder uses it on the nominees, they have to pick a replacement nominee. At evictions, If it's a tie then the HOH casts the sole vote.
Golden Power Of Veto: Power of Veto, or POV, is a competition that is held each week after nominations are held. This competition gives one housemate the chance to change the nominees. The HOH will replace any nominee taken off the block.
Pandora's Box: Occasionally, the Head of Household will be offered a choice whether or not to take a risk and open "Pandora's Box", which may have positive or negative consequences on them, the other houseguests, game mechanics, or even the house itself. Participation is optional for the current Head of Household only.
Off-the-Block Week: In week eight, the final eight houseguests would be subjected to a series of challenges. In the first challenge (a physical one) four houseguests will be granted immunity. In the second challenge (a mental one) two houseguests will be granted immunity. In the third and final duel (a combination of both previous challenges) one houseguest will be granted immunity and one houseguest will be evicted.
Twelve new houseguests began the adventure of a lifetime. They all entered the Big Brother House, and got to know each other. Bryce, Declan, Hailey, and Michele immediately formed an alliance based on the fact that they were all super-fans. Julie Chen called all twelve houseguests into the living room and announced the coach twist. They were all shocked, and Finnigan told all of the houseguests that they should target all of the coaches. Ambrosia and Robby quickly agreed to that notion, as they felt threatened by returning players.
Bill, Brittney, Hope, and Mavon all entered the house and received warm welcomes. Julie Chen then explained the second twist of the season: the teams would compete in their first competition and the losing coach would have to evict one of their players. Every houseguest was shocked. The twelve houseguests and four coaches then went out to the backyard to compete. The coaches picked players and the teams were as follows:
Team Bill: Ambrosia, Mitchell, & Robby
Team Brittney: Bryce, Kelly, & Nathan
Team Hope: Declan, Finnigan, & Raini
Team Mavon: Athena, Hailey, & Michele
Mavon was immediately concerned about his team, as his team was visibly the weakest. Julie Chen then told the houseguests that a member of the first place team would become the first Head of Household, the second place team would receive $10,000 to share, the third place team would have to wear some "Berry Interesting" costumes, and the coach of the fourth place would choose one of their players to be evicted. The stakes were very high, and the houseguests gave it their all. Team Bill placed first, Team Mavon placed second, Team Brittney finished in third, and Team Hope finished in last. Hope was angered with her team's performance and yelled at them after the competition. Julie Chen told Bill to choose the first HOH, and he chose Ambrosia based on her outstanding effort in the competition. Hope then chose to evict Raini from the house, believing that an all-male team would be the strongest possible team. Ambrosia formed an alliance with Finnigan, Mitchell, Kelly, and Robby. She felt that they were the "Popular" houseguests and she wanted them to stick together. Ambrosia revealed that she felt threatened by the Super-Fans Alliance due to their constant strategizing. Kelly suggested that she backdoor one of them. Ambrosia agreed to the plan. Later, Mavon won the first Coach's Competition and gave Michele immunity, as he felt her social game was hurting her. Ambrosia then nominated Finnigan and Kelly for eviction as pawns.
Ambrosia drew Houseguest's Choice for the Veto competition and chose Robby. Kelly and Finnigan drew Athena and Michele respectively. After a hard-fought competition, Kelly earned the Power of Veto. She took herself off the block, and Ambrosia put her backdoor plan in motion by nominating Bryce for eviction.
After fourteen days of Big Brother, Bryce was evicted in a 5-3 vote. Only his fellow super-fans voted to save him.
Following Bryce's eviction, the Super-Fans alliance (Declan/Hailey/Michele) knew that they needed to win the Head of Household to remain safe. They all put forth their best effort in the competition, and Hailey ended up winning Head of Household. As a result, the rest of Team Mavon was immune for the week.
Brittney ended up winning the second Coach's competition, and chose to save Nathan. She believed his game could use more work. When it came time for nominations, Hailey, Declan, and Michele agreed to nominate Finnigan and Robby. They believed that Ambrosia wasn't smart enough to make the move she made, and they came to the conclusion that Finnigan and Robby were behind the whole thing. Finnigan and Robby both protested to Hailey, but she did her best to reassure them. Hailey decided to form a fake side alliance with Finnigan and Robby to ease their nerves.
Hailey chose Mitchell to compete in the Veto, Finnigan chose Athena, and Robby chose Houseguest's Choice and picked Ambrosia as the final Veto player. The competition was close, but Mitchell ended up winning the Veto. His "Popular" alliance told him not to use the Veto, as Ambrosia would just be the renomination. Mitchell really wanted to save one of his allies, but he decided to respect their wishes and he did not use the Veto.
Hailey's nominations had the house divided. Team Brittney (Kelly & Nathan) along with Team Mavon (Athena, Hailey, & Michele) had formed an alliance and decided that Robby was the bigger threat. However, Ambrosia, Declan, Kelly, and Mitchell had formed an alliance called "The Resistance" and decided that they wanted Finnigan out. After much debate amongst the house, Robby was ousted in a unanimous vote because of his pro-wrestling career.
After Robby's eviction, Mitchell became the new HOH. As a result, Team Bill was given immunity. The Super-Fan alliance felt very nervous, knowing they were still the primary targets. Michele decided that she wanted to separate herself from her allies, as she thought Declan and Hailey were dragging her down. Michele tried to form a side alliance with Mitchell in hopes that it would save her. Mitchell felt that Michele was being shady, and told his "Popular Alliance" that he wanted to target Michele. Later in the day, Mavon won his second Coach's Competition. He decided to give Hailey immunity, feeling that she would be a target for the week.
After Hailey was given immunity, Mitchell went up to the HOH room. He discovered Pandora's Box. After a few minutes of consideration, Mitchell decided to open up Pandora's Box. He went in and discovered that the "Roadkill" twist would be present during the week. An individual competition would take place and the winner would nominate someone in secret. Because he was the one to open Pandora's Box, Mitchell would be given the information of who won Roadkill. Because Mitchell received an advantage, the rest of the house received a disadvantage. Every single houseguest would become a Have-Not for the rest of the week. Afterwards, Mitchell nominated Declan and Michele for eviction.
The Roadkill competition then commenced, and Michele won. Mitchell was told in private that Michele was the winner. It was revealed to the house that Michele had nominated Finnigan. Finnigan was angered that he was nominated for the third week in a row. For the Veto competition, Ambrosia and Athena were randomly chosen to compete alongside Declan, Finnigan, Michele, and Mitchell in the Veto competition.
Declan ended up winning the coveted Power of Veto. Mitchell knew that Declan would take himself off the block, so he would have to put someone in Declan's place. He had a hard time deciding, but once the Veto ceremony occurred, Mitchell decided to nominate Nathan due to his nerdy demeanor. Nathan was livid, and did everything he could to campaign against Michele.
Declan and Hailey knew that Michele would likely be evicted. However, they also knew that they would only need one vote to get Finnigan evicted. Hailey realized that Athena was a big fan of the game, and would likely want to make a good move. Hailey did her best to sweet talk Athena, and she was able to get Athena to agree to flip on her alliance.
On Day 28, Finnigan, Michele, and Nathan faced eviction. Ultimately, Athena flipped back to her alliance and Michele was evicted in a 3-2 vote. Declan and Hailey voted to evict Finnigan, and were shocked when they discovered Athena went back on her word.
Following Michele's departure, Kelly became the new Head of Household. Declan and Hailey expressed their annoyance over a "Popular" houseguest being in the power. Finnigan and Mitchell condescendingly debriefed Kelly about their plan for the week. Kelly felt highly offended, and decided she wanted to flip on the two. Kelly approached Hailey and Declan with a plan to strike against the "Popular Alliance". Just before the nomination ceremony, Hope won the Coach's Competition and saved Declan. At the nomination ceremony, Kelly nominated Finnigan and Mitchell for eviction. They protested, but Kelly did her best to reassure them by telling the two that her plan was to backdoor Hailey. Finnigan and Mitchell then took a huge sigh of relief. Later, Ambrosia and Finnigan were discussing their plan going forward. Hope walked in and tried to give them advice about their strategy. Ambrosia felt highly offended, and got in a screaming match with Hope.
Kelly chose Ambrosia to compete in the Veto competition, Finnigan picked Houseguest's Choice and chose Athena, while Mitchell chose Declan. It was a close match, but Mitchell won the Power of Veto. Kelly then proceeded to bring Athena into an alliance consisting of the two and Declan+Hailey. The four called themselves "The Fantastic Four", and set their sights on backdooring Ambrosia due to her altercation with Hope. So, at the Veto ceremony after Mitchell used the Power of Veto on himself, Kelly nominated Ambrosia in his place.
On Day 35, the entire house came together and evicted Ambrosia because of her hot-headed personality. In her exit interview, Ambrosia explained that she didn't feel her fight was too big, and she was surprised that it was the reason she was evicted. Julie Chen then revealed a twist to her: one of the pre-jurors would be returning to the game.
Julie Chen called the seven surviving houseguests and the four coaches to the living room. She revealed that the Coach's Phase was over, and that Bill, Brittney, Hope, and Mavon would become full houseguests. The now eleven houseguests were shocked at the revelation as Julie Chen revealed another twist. She told them that Raini, Bryce, Robby, Michele, and Ambrosia would compete in a competition to return. Ultimately, Raini earned her way back into the house. Athena, Declan, Hailey, and Kelly were excited at the possibility of a new ally. With Raini in the house and the coaches as houseguests, the final twelve competed in the HOH competition. Athena surprisingly pulled out a win.
The Fantastic Four rejoiced over having power for the week. They attempted to bring Raini into their alliance, saying they want a "Fantastic Five". Raini seriously considers it, but makes no promises. The former coaches also tried to make an alliance with Raini. Raini once again seriously considers it, but makes no promises. At the nomination ceremony, Athena tries to hide the fact that she flipped to Declan, Hailey, and Kelly. So, she nominates Brittney and Declan.
Athena chose Raini to compete in the Veto, Declan chose Houseguest's Choice and picked Kelly, and Brittney chose Hope. Shockingly, Athena won her second competition of the week. Athena revealed to her alliance that she wanted to backdoor Hope because of her volatile personality. Mavon then approached Athena with the same idea. Athena then brings Mavon into The Fantastic Four, making it a Fantastic Five. At the Veto ceremony, Athena shocks the house by revealing her true allegiances when she took Declan off the block and put Hope in his place.
Quickly, Raini found herself in between two voting groups: Declan/Hailey/Kelly/Mavon and Bill/Finnigan/Mitchell/Nathan. The first group wanted Hope gone, while the second group felt Brittney was a bigger threat. Raini was having trouble deciding, and carefully thought out her decision.
On eviction night, Raini decided to evict Hope, making Hope the sixth evictee in a 5-4 vote. Bill, Finnigan, Mitchell, and Nathan were the only ones to vote to evict Brittney. In her exit interview, Hope jokingly pointed out that she still never got to cast an eviction vote.
After Hope's surprise eviction, the ten eligible houseguests competed in the HOH competition. Brittney ended up winning, much to her shock. Brittney knew that she had a big decision on her hands. She felt that because she was a coach that she'd have a lesser chance at winning, and knew that she would have to started making big moves. Brittney decided that she wanted to sit back and observe what happened throughout the week. Later in the week. Nathan was caught trying to make big moves. Nathan wanted to make his mark on the game, and tried to form a secret alliance. However, everyone that was involved blabbed about the alliance to all the other houseguests.
Upon gaining that knowledge, Brittney crafted a plan to backdoor Nathan. She got the entire house besides Nathan in on the plan. At the nomination ceremony, Brittney nominated Finnigan and Hailey as pawns. Brittney drew Declan to compete in the Veto competition, Hailey chose Bill, and Finnigan drew Nathan much to everyone's horror. In a close Veto competition, Declan was able to keep the Veto away from Nathan. At the Veto ceremony, Declan used the power to save Hailey. As everyone expected, Brittney put up Nathan.
Nathan was beyond shocked to be nominated. He continually asked around the house for answers, but no one would talk to him. On eviction night, Nathan was evicted in a unanimous vote. In his exit interview, Nathan said he thought he was playing a great game and he is unclear as to why he was evicted.
Following Nathan's eviction, Julie Chen announced that it would be a Double Eviction Week. A week's worth of competitions would be played in one night and another houseguest would be evicted. Bill ended up winning the Head of Household competition, which was answering questions about when certain events occurred. Bill made a bold move and nominated Brittney and Kelly, saying that they were two players her felt quite threatened by. Mavon won the Power of Veto and did not use it on Brittney or Kelly. Ultimately, Kelly was blindsided in a 4-3 vote, with only Declan, Hailey, and Raini voting to save her.
Following the shocking double eviction, Finnigan won Head of Household. The alliance of Athena, Declan, Hailey, and Raini became very nervous because the opposing alliance held power.
Bill and Finnigan formed an alliance with each other and agreed to target Declan and Hailey. In the diary room, Bill stated that he'd never really made big moves before and that he didn't know what to do next. At the nomination ceremony Finnigan nominated Declan and Hailey for eviction. Finnigan drew Hailey to compete in the Veto competition, while Declan and Hailey drew Brittney and Mavon respectively.
Declan won the Power of Veto and felt happy and sad at the same time. He was glad to take himself off the block, but didn't want Hailey to be evicted. Hailey consoled him and told him that if it was her time, it was her time. Raini wouldn't stand for Hailey just lying down and getting evicte like that. Raini crafted a plan to trick Finnigan into evicting his right-hand man, Mitchell.
Raini lied and told Finnigan that she wanted to flip. While skeptical at first, Finnigan welcomed her with open arms. Raini talked about how he should nominate Mitchell for eviction. Finnigan, a very naive houseguest, believed her. At the Veto ceremony, Declan removed himself from the block. Finnigan surprised the entire house when he nominated Mitchell in Declan's place.
On eviction night, Julie Chen congratulated the nine houseguests on making it to the jury phase. Mitchell and Finnigan both felt played when Hailey was spared in a 6-1 vote with only Bill saving Mitchell. Mitchell told Julie in his eviction interview that he was thankful for the experience and wished he could've brought more peace into the house.
Off the Block Week (Week 8)Edit
After the stressful Off-the-Block week, Mavon won the Head of Household competition dubbed Hollywood Squirrels. Mavon rejoiced in having power for the week but became nervous as he had no true alliance. Mavon quickly noticed that the men had a 4-3 advantage over the women.
Mavon gathered the other three men (Bill, Declan, and Finnigan) together in the HOH room and layed out a plan to oust Athena, Hailey, and Raini. Bill and Finnigan are into it while Declan reluctantly agrees on the promise that Hailey would be last female left.
At the nomination ceremony, the house was shaken up when Mavon nominated Athena and Hailey for eviction. The women were shocked and demanded answers from Declan, someone who they thought of as an ally. Declan did his best to explain the situation but the girls are still angry with him. Raini admits in the diary room that they shouldn't of relaxed and that they should've strategized with Mavon.
Everyone but Raini is decided to compete in the Veto competition. Mavon wins his second competition of the week, much to his relief. He does not use the Power of Veto on either of the ladies.
After nine hard-fought weeks in the Big Brother house, Athena was evicted in a unanimous vote. While Athena was not angry, Hailey was fuming and mad at Declan, her partner in crime.
Hailey and Raini go into the next Head of Household competition knowing that it is do or die for them. After nine hours hanging on in an endurance competition, Raini wins her first HOH. Hailey and Raini rejoice in the HOH room about having the power for the week. Raini crafts a plan to backdoor Declan, which Hailey loves.
Since Hailey and Declan share a bedroom, Declan wouldn't let Hailey go to sleep without letting her hear him out. Hailey eventually gets frustrated with Declan and goes to sleep in the HOH room. At the nomination ceremony, Raini nominates the last coaches standing. Bill and Mavon feel dejected, but were not shocked.
At the Veto competition, the houseguests were tasked with completing a grueling obstacle course. Hailey and Declan were head to head throughout the entire challenge, but Declan was able to secure the power. Raini was very angry as her plan was foiled. Declan did not use the Power of Veto on either of the two returnees.
After ten weeks in the Big Brother house, Mavon was evicted with votes from Declan and Finnigan. Bill received a vote from Hailey as she did not want to evict her former coach.
Following Mavon's eviction, Declan wins Head of Household. Declan has mixed feelings, as he doesn't know if he wants to stick with Hailey/Raini or Bill/Finnigan. Hailey is still angry with Declan, even though Declan keeps trying his hardest to mend their relationship. Because of this, Declan nominates the women for eviction. Hailey tells him that any chance of their relationship coming together was gone. Raini knows that it is either her or Hailey getting evicted, so she decides to make final-two deals with both Bill and Finnigan. She lies and tell the two men that they are the only ones she trusts. Both the men buy her lies.
Declan ends up winning the Power of Veto. To show that his friendship with Hailey still means something to him, he takes Hailey off the block. Bill and Finnigan are floored, and are even more shocked when Bill is put in Hailey's place.
At the eviction ceremony, Bill is evicted from the Big Brother house. Finnigan voted to evict Raini, while Hailey voted to evict Bill. Declan shocked everyone when he still tried to prove his friendship with Hailey and broke the tie by evicting Bill. Hailey then decides that she wants to take Declan back.
Following Bill's eviction, the eligible houseguests competed in the "Angry Chair" HoH competition. In the end, Finnigan won his second HOH of the summer. He then later puts up Raini and Hailey, targeting Raini in an attempt to get him, Declan, and Hailey to the final three.. At the POV competition, Raini wins the Veto. At the POV meeting, Raini takes herself off the block and is replaced with Declan. Raini then stood and explained why she was doing what she was doing and that she needed to take out the biggest threat. She then proceeded in choosing to evict Hailey from the Big Brother house, and she placed 4th, becoming the 6th member of the Jury.
Declan won the difficult endurance challenge that was the first part of the final HOH. Raini wins the second part, which was had to do with who won HOH and who was nominated each week. Raini won Final HOH, which was identifying statements that the jurors had made. Raini felt she had to stay loyal to her alliance with Declan and chose to evict Finnigan.