I already have my previous laptop set up to watch the HOH competition while I recap this episode. You know it is a serious problem when you have two 17″ laptops and a big TV going all at the same time and you are still worried you might miss something.
Sam has been being pushed by producer Allison Grodner all day yesterday to use her power app. As a recruit, Sam doesn’t know that producers in the diary room try to manipulate players and plant fear and seeds of doubt in order to get them to do what they are told. She’s not handling it well.
Speaking of not handling things well, Kaitlyn is pissed about Brett’s speech at the POV ceremony. It’s funny that casuals will believe now that she has some sort of psychic ability when in reality one of the girls told her about the plan the bros had to put her up. Meanwhile, Brett is confident that he is staying. Rachel is campaigning hard for Brett to stay. Rachel has a crush on Brett but she says her vote is based on the fact that Brett will be a bigger target in the house and shield her and Tyler and other strong players from nominations from the other side. Meanwhile Bayleigh, Hayleigh and Rockstar realize that Brett needs to go. Sam and JC are swing votes. Kaitlyn will vote to evict Brett after his POV speech.
The houseguests have a rock wall in the house which is great because the backyard is closed so much. Rockstar climbed nearly all the way up and is afraid to come down. Kaitlyn tries to use her extensive life coaching abilities to help Rockstar. As you can imagine, Rockstar just wants to punch her in the throat. Hayleigh suggests she try climbing back down instead of jumping down. She eventually loses her grip and lands safely.
Later, Kaitlyn and Hayleigh paw all over Tyler as he tries to have a peaceful moment in the sun outside. The girls think Tyler is voting with them. He’s not. Tyler says Kaitlyn is horrible for his game and she needs to be evicted. I wonder if he has thought about jury house and how he needs to get her out before she is in the jury house with him? That would be a fate worse than prison. When Tyler votes with his true alliance, the girls will likely all believe that Kaitlyn flipped again.
Production continues to pressure Sam in the DR and I can tell from her session that they are telling her this is her last week where she is in control of it. As in, don’t you want to be the one who decides?Production is angry because the power app thing isn’t going as well as they had hoped. I believe the shut the power app story early for that reason. It could easily have gone for two more weeks. So why not go forward with those two power apps?
They can’t be too pissed at Sam because she is getting a hometown segment this week. I wonder if that was a bribe to force her to use the app? We meet Sam’s mom, Kitty. Kitty says Sam is a very sunny side up person who just goes with the flow. Sam’s dad says she is a chameleon who can adapt to anything. Sam is a true artist who is always creating. Sam has a brother named Joe. The whole town is watching her on the show. They have talked about this power app the entire freaking show.
It’s time for the speeches. Brett is up first. He sucks up to all the girls then he asks for Kaitlyn’s vote. He says that Rockstar came to him and said she was going to flip the vote and pin it on Kaitlyn. Rockstar looks completely confused. I’m pretty sure that Brett is lying. Winston’s vote is basically yet another declaration of love for Brett.
Kaitlyn still votes to evict Brett. JC votes with Level 6. Sam was the last to vote and in the hallway Tyler told her to vote to evict Winston. And she did. Tyler’s vote will now be exposed. Winston is evicted and the girls are all shocked. Tyler is pretending to be shocked as well. Winston storms out of the house without a hug for anyone except his boyfriend. Rockstar loses her mind on Brett for lying about her. He tells her she just needs to own it. Rockstar is screaming at him. She has not talked to him in three days. He never even bothered to campaign to her.
Winston is shocked. He tells Julie he was told at one point it was going to be unanimous to keep him. He is pissed that his entire alliance voted against him. He was blindsided and betrayed. Winston threw his friendship bracelet from Sam on the floor on the way out. Winston is pissed. Julie asks what the hell he was thinking being so upfront that Winston and Brett were a final two. Winston says if there is a battle back he would love to go back in and wreck the entire level 6 alliance. In Winston’s goodbye message from Brett, Brett says he is going to get Scottie out of the house. This is such a strange season. Usually there is a girls alliance that fails in spectacular fashion right out of the gate. This year the girls didn’t even try to fake it, but for what may be the first time in Big Brother history we sent home three guys first and the guys have the biggest targets on their backs.
The endurance is called out on a limb. It’s the basic stand on a ledge while they get rained on, and the incline constantly changes. This is a good challenge for JC, Rachel and Angela. Guys don’t typically win these unless they are small.
Rockstar fell first shortly after the episode ended. Fessie was next. Rachel is struggling. JC is looking like a good choice to win this. That is terrifying. Brett falls, Bayleigh falls. JC is not even holding on with both hands. He’s definitely going to win this. Sam has been in this weird awkward position the entire night. One shoulder is super high and the other is super low. And she is frozen like a statue the whole time. No one is cheering for her. She finally asks for love after JC does. She gets a lot of love. Angela falls. Then Rachel falls. Hayleigh falls. FALL KAITLYN FALL! JC FELL SOMEHOW! I thing his hands just slipped. He so had this challenge. It’s down to Sam (yes please!), Tyler, Kaitlyn and Kaycee. Two level six, one FOUTTE and Sam playing all alone. I hope Sam wins this, and America’s favorite player.
Sam lets people know she has been taking cold showers everyday even though she is not a have not. I think if it comes down to Sam and Tyler, Tyler will drop so as not to show his hand, plus he knows he is safe. Kaitlyn falls. now everyone will. Kaycee drops right after. Sam says that Tyler needs to jump off he is safe and he has already been HOH. She is promising safety. And he jumps. SAM WINS! SAM WINS! SAM WINS! Brett is one of the first people to hug her and suddenly, Sam has friends. Sam immediately asks if she can smoke a cigarette. That’s my girl!
Okay at some point Sam just has to tell the people on the block that they will have a chance to return. Unless she isn’t allowed to say that. It will also be interesting to see who tries to sleep upstairs with Sam. Tyler really should not do that.
I can’t even explain what is happening now. Kaitlyn is too stupid to know Tyler was not voting with her. They still haven’t told her that her boyfriend dumped her. Kaitlyn is throwing other girls under the bus. Now it is Bayleigh and Rockstar. Kaitlyn is devoted to Tyler AND FUCKING BRETT WHO HAS BEEN SHITTING ON HER ALL WEEK.
KAITLYN IS SO FUCKING GOING ON THE BLOCK. But who else?
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Kaitlyn doesn’t know how much Tyler and Brett are playing each other. Fessie and Bayleigh are so over it. Brett has successfully made everyone hate RockStar. He is such a piece of shit.
I’m going to leave it here so you guys have a place to talk. It’s been a long recap night for me.