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    • Episode 7
      Season 15 - Episode 7
      7/11/13
      9.4
      Another houseguest is eliminated as the remaining houseguests gear up for the next HoH competition. (TV-PG L)
    • Episode 27
      Season 15 - Episode 27
      8/28/13
      9.3
      Elissa is HOH and ready to flip the house, and Zingbot returns. (TV-14 L)
    • To wrap up the first full week of Big Brother 14, the HouseGuests must vote to evict either Frank (of Boogie's team) or Kara (of Dan's team).

      Following the first eviction, the HouseGuests compete in the second Head of Household competition.

    • 9/2/12
      9.1

      Following Britney's backdoor eviction after Frank's third reign as Head of Household, a new divide splits the Big Brother House and the ninth Head of Household competition is completed.

      The new HoH must then nominate two more HouseGuests for eviction.

    • As the new Head of Household, Frank, settles into his new HoH bedroom, the power in the house begins to shift away from the outgoing HoH, Willie. Meanwhile another Coach's Competition is held followed by the second Nomination Ceremony, where Frank must select two fellow HouseGuests for eviction.

    • Big Brother 10: PoV Competition #5
      Season 10 - Episode 14
      8/12/08
      9.1
      The HouseGuests compete in the fifth Power of Veto Competition.
    • 8/19/12
      9.1

      The episode picks up where the previous episode ended. We find the HouseGuests still vying for the Head of Household title in this endurance-based HoH competition.

      After the Head of Household competition ends, the new HoH must nominate two HouseGuests for eviction.

    • BB6 Episode 8: Veto Competition 3
      BB6 Episode 8: Veto Competition 3
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      7/26/05
      9.1
      Kaysar puts his plan, in the works for two weeks, into motion, calling out the links between James & Sarah and Rachel & Howie and approaching them to join an alliance with him in an attempt to get Eric out of the house. As the house discovers a clue to the secret of the safes - the first combination number, James & Sarah reveal their bond to their alliance members, and Maggie struggles to figure out why she was nominated. At the veto competition, Kaysar's plan is exposed when he and the other three of his alliance members successfully knock both Maggie and her chosen partner, Ivette, out of the game of human chess. Everything comes to a head after the contest, when Kaysar admits to Eric that he threw the challenge, and that Eric should expect being nominated for eviction. At the Veto Ceremony, Eric's alliance's worst fear comes true - James takes himself off of the block, and Kaysar breaks a promise to Eric by replacing James with Eric, a crushing blow to Maggie, Ivette, and April.moreless
    • Following his veto competition win, current Head of Household, Jeff vetoed one of his own nominations when he pulled Kevin off the block and put up Russell as the replacement nominee. Who will be evicted tonight - Russell or Natalie? And who will win the Head of Household competition?
    • Now that Adam won the eleventh Head of Household competition, he must nominate two HouseGuests for eviction. Following the nomination ceremony, the eleventh and final Power of Veto competition is held and the winner must cast the sole vote to evict, thus forming the final three.

      The final Head of Household competition began, but did not finish.

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    • In this very special edition of Big Brother, the double eviction show returns.

      First, the HouseGuests must choose to evict either Jenn or Mike "Boogie" after Head of Household, Shane, put up Jenn following Frank's pulling himself off the block as the veto winner.

      After the first live eviction of the evening, the show speeds up and a full week of Big Brother plays out in the final 45 minutes of the episode.

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    • Episode 8
      Season 15 - Episode 8
      7/14/13
      9.0
      The new HOH chooses two people for eviction and the house is divided between two big alliances. (TV-PG L )
    • Episode 9
      Season 15 - Episode 9
      7/17/13
      9.0
      A new MVP is in the house and there is a new house guest up for eviction. Plus, will the power of veto be used on one of the three nominees? (TV-PG L)
    • Episode 28
      Season 15 - Episode 28
      8/29/13
      9.0
      Will Big Brother's most deceptive power couple lose their strongest competitor or their stealthiest informant? (TV-PG L)
    • Episode 1
      Season 13 - Episode 1
      7/8/11
      9.0
      Eight new houseguests move into the Big Brother house and in addition to being immediately faced with two shocking twists,learn that they will be playing against former players.
    • BB4 Ep #1: (Season Premier) Houseguests Move In
      Eight houseguests, Scott, David, Nathan, Erika, Alison, Jun, Dana and Jack prepare to live in the Big Brother House, where they will spend up to 12 weeks living together and competing against each other for half a million dollars. After chosing their rooms, competing for groceries, and getting to know each other - a twist is reavealed. The true meaning of X Factor hits home when the houseguests learn that five of the HouseGuests' exes will be joining them in the Big Brother House. Meanwhile the remaining Housgeusts: Amanda (Scott's ex), Justin (Alison's ex), Jee (Jun's ex), Michelle( David's ex), and Robert (Erika's ex), all enter the house under the impression that they will be met by strangers.moreless
    • BB6 Episode 18: Live Eviction 6 & 7th Nominations
      8/18/05
      9.0
      The game has gotten extremely personal thanks to Jennifer's betraying nomination at the Veto Ceremony last week. With her choice of nominating house favorite Kaysar for eviction, the entire house clashes against each other, and Jen isn't the only victim. Howie turns hard on April, insulting her family and lifestyle, and a drunk Janelle argues with a drunker Beau. Everyone seems to get a piece of the wrath of Kaysar's followers as they take out their anger on each other. Later, hostess Julie Chen reveals the eviction vote and sends Kaysar home for the second time. At the Head of Household competition, Janelle emerges as the winner, and, due to the special Double Eviction Week, nominates two houseguests, Maggie and Jennifer, for eviction immediatley after winning, live. Will the Veto Competition impact the nominations? And who will be evicted? Find out on Saturday, in the special eviction episode!moreless
    • BB7 - All Stars: The Houseguests move in
      7/6/06
      8.9
      The 7th season opens with host Julie Chen informing the 20 candidates that 2 more keys are being added and the the Top 4 male and female from America's choice would be the first to enter the house. Julie Chen started off with the ladies. Revealing America has chosen, Janelle, Erika, Nakomis & Diane. She then pulls the guys keys and we find out that Howie, Kaysar, James and Jase are the males selected. Lastly, she reveals the BB producers picks which went to Will, Danielle, Marcellas, Alison, Mike ‘Boogie’ and finally ‘Chicken’ George. Once the guests are in the house, Julie informs them of the major twist. This season there would be 2 HoH's for the first time in BB history. Secondly, if the HOH's did not agree on the 2 nominees that the HOH's would find themselves on the chopping block in place of the nominees. The HOH competition was next. The group divided in to 2 groups of 7. One group was on a revolving platform and would have to stay standing while the second group swung a 50 pound foam meteor at them. The last one standing would win one of the HOH positions for the week. Janelle won one of the 2 HOH's for the week to complete the first round. The second round found Jase being the last man standing. Soon after the HOH competition ended, the alliances became more clear and it was obvious the group was divided in to 2 factions (The big brother 6 alum) vs everyone else. There was very little surprises during the nomination ceremony which found Allison and Danielle without keys.moreless
    • Following Willie's ejection from the Big Brother house, Frank must change his plans and nominate two fellow HouseGuests for eviction.

      Six HouseGuests, including the HoH and the two nominees, vie for the power of veto.

      Following the competition, the PoV winner must choose whether or not to remove a nominee from the block.

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    • After Head of Household, Willie, nominated Frank and Kara for eviction, they, along with three other randomly selected HouseGuests must vie for the power of veto.

      The first veto ceremony is held.

    • 8/10/08
      8.9
      The Head of Household nominates another set of HouseGuests for eviction.
    • BB5 Episode 2: 1st Nominations
      BB5 Episode 2: 1st Nominations
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      7/8/04
      8.9
      CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG; MIKE & JENNIFER NOMINATED In the summer's first nomination ceremony, first HoH Jase nominates Mike and Jennifer for eviction. But before the ceremony, Michael decides to reveal to the Four Horsemen (formerly the Knights) first that Jennifer, a.k.a. Nakomis, is his half-sister. Pulling Jase and Scott aside, he lets them in on his secret, recounting how he put the pieces together: the father's name, the tour in Vietnam, the foot blown off. The initial reactions are shock and disbelief. Initially, Jase is stunned, saying, "I'm just tripping out of my mind." Then he thinks he's being gamed, adding, "I have a problem with the timing." Scott, too, is skeptical: "I didn't believe it."moreless
    • After Head of Household, Daniele, nominated Brendon and Rachel for eviction from the Big Brother house, the three compete for the Golden Power of Veto along with three other HouseGuests.
    • Another HouseGuest is evicted and the eighth Head of Household competition is held.
    • Following Thursday's "double eviction" episode in which we saw Mike "Boogie" and Ashley leave the Big Brother house, this episode begins with the HouseGuests battling in the Head of Household competition.
      The episode concludes with the new Head of Household nominating two HouseGuests for eviction.

    • BB3 Ep #3: Gerry Wins Veto
      BB3 Ep #3: Gerry Wins Veto
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      7/13/02
      8.9
      Gerry wins the first power of veto.
    • BB1 Ep #68
      BB1 Ep #68
      Season 1 - Episode 68
      8.9
    • Big Brother 10: Season Premiere
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      7/13/08
      8.9
      Julie Chen welcomes a fresh new batch of HouseGuests into the Big Brother house for this tenth season, including a grandfather, bodybuilder, Catholic school teacher, New Orleans socialite, gay cowboy, just to name a few. In addition to the moving in, the first HoH competition was held as was the first nomination ceremony.moreless
    • 4/13/08
      8.9
      The Head of Household ceremony ends and another set of HouseGuests is nominated.
    • After Frank won the Head of Household competition and Ian found a golden veto ball after Frank opened Pandora's Box, Frank put up Dan and Danielle on the block. The two nominees, the HoH and three other HouseGuests must now vie for the Power of Veto.

      Meanwhile, Dan attempts to influence Ian to use the veto ball to save him if Dan doesn't win the PoV Competition.

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    • The fourth HouseGuest is evicted and the fifth Head of Household competition is held.
    • Episode 10
      Season 15 - Episode 10
      7/18/13
      8.9
      Aaryn, Spencer and Jeremy are up on the block. Whichever Houseguest goes home, the house wins. (TV-PG L)
    • After Head of Household Michele's nominations of Chima and Natalie, one HouseGuest self destructs, a new Head of Household competition was held in place of the PoV competition and a new set of nominees were put up for eviction.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 727; Mike wins final HoH; Janelle Evicted
      The long, drawn-out, three-part final HoH competition concludes with Mike as the winner and a guaranteed finalist. After his victory, he is forced to cast the lone vote to evict Janelle as he stated that she had too many friends in the jury house. The game is now is the jury's hands as they are have to chose between Mike and Erika as to who wins BB7 and the $500,000.moreless
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 713: James and Janey Nominated
      8/13/06
      8.8
      Danielle wins the cliffhanger HoH competition, determined to exact some revenge upon the S-6 Alliance after Diane's untimely eviction moments before. In the end she nominates, Janelle and James to insure that S-6 mainstay Janelle goes home the following week.
    • After Frank was put up as a replacement nominee following Shane's PoV victory and subsequent veto of one of his own original nominees, the HouseGuests must vote to evict the third HouseGuest.

      Also, find out if the coaches enter the game as players.

      Finally, a new Head of Household competition starts.

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    • A sixth HouseGuest is evicted and the seventh Head of Household competition is held.
    • 2014/07/23
      2014/07/23
      Season 16 - Episode 13
      7/23/14
      8.8
      The Power of Veto competition is held.
    • The first live eviction occurs and the second Head of Household competition is held.
    • After Head of Household, Jeff, nominated Kevin and Natalie for eviction, how will the HouseGuests react? Who will win the power of veto and will they use it to remove one of the nominees from the block.
    • Big Brother 9: PoV Competition #9
      Season 9 - Episode 27
      4/8/08
      8.8
      The ninth Power of Veto competition is held.
    • Big Brother 9: Nomination Ceremony #6
      3/18/08
      8.8
      The sixth Head of Household nominates two HouseGuests for eviction.
    • BB6 Episode 27: 11th Nominations
      BB6 Episode 27: 11th Nominations
      Season 6 - Episode 27
      9/10/05
      8.8
      As the days in the Big Brother house begin dwindling down, the final four women speak candidly about their bodies, plastic surgery, and sex, and despite not having real feelings towards the women of the Friendship, Janelle puts on a happy face for them and shows her "human" side, hoping to sway some votes her way. The relationships that she somewhat builds all goes to naught, however, when Janelle wins the America's Choice vote and the monster of envy infects Maggie, April, and Ivette, who again blame America for rewarding bad behavior and immaturity. Janelle, on the other hand, is thrilled to get some time away from the house when she is taken via limo to the CBS sets of Two and a Half Men to talk with the cast and see a live taping. When she gets back to the house, she makes a deal with April, anticipating that it will cause a rift in the Friendship, and nominates Ivette and Maggie for eviction.moreless
    • BB6 Episode 19: Veto Competition & Eviction 7
      8/20/05
      8.8
      Janelle and Howie are still fuming over Kaysar's eviction, and now that they have the power, they rub it in the faces of "The Friendship." The taunting continues through the Veto Competition, where Janelle walks off with the power to veto one of her nominations. Thinking of a surefire way to rid the house of Jennifer, she removes Maggie from the chopping block and puts up Ivette as a pawn, positive that very few people will vote to evict Ivette. Later, Janelle's plan works, as Jennifer is shown the door nearly unanimously. But at the Head of Household contest, Janelle's short reign as HoH ends, and "The Friendship" regains power when Beau wins the ever-important Head of Household competition. Who will be nominated for eviction during this shortened week? And who will be evicted?moreless
    • BB6 Episode 15: Live Eviction 5
      BB6 Episode 15: Live Eviction 5
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      8/11/05
      8.8
      Ivette, afraid that the entire week has been a setup to get her out of the house, asks Maggie to rally for her to stay in. Ivette apparently need not have worried, as her fellow nominee, Sarah, is evicted by a nearly-unanimous vote (with the only dissenting vote being from James). Later, Julie Chen announces the news that everyone has been waiting for: which evicted houseguest will be reentering the game, which she ultimatley reveals is fan favorite Kaysar! He gets a chance to participate in the Head of Household challenge, the second endurance competition of this season. Who will grab the power? Find out by subscribing to the 24/7 live feed or tuning in on Saturday for the results!moreless
    • The tenth and final Power of Veto competition is held. Another HouseGuest is evicted and the final Head of Household competition begins.
    • BB3 Ep #8: Tonya Evicted, Roddy HoH
      7/25/02
      8.8
      Josh is doing anything he can to avoid eviction, and begins to question Roddy's plan. Chiara, Danielle, Eric, Tonya and Gerry are all put on a PB&J diet, which causes tempers to flare. Marcellas speaks to Julie, and Tonya is evicted in a 5-3 vote. Roddy becomes the new HoH.
    • After Brendon re-entered the game, Daniele won the Head of Household competition and subsequently nominated Adam and Shelly for eviction. However, her plan was to backdoor Brendon.

      In this episode, the HouseGuests compete for the Power of Veto and the Veto Ceremony is held.

    • Another HouseGuest is evicted and the tenth HoH competition begins.
    • BB2 Ep #11
      BB2 Ep #11
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      7/28/01
      8.8
      After Kent wins HoH, he nominates Mike, a member of Chilltown, with Krista, a member of his alliance.
    • Episode 4
      Season 15 - Episode 4
      7/3/13
      8.8
      It's the first live episode of the season and one of three Houseguests up for eviction will be sent packing. (TV-14 L)
    • Episode 8
      Season 16 - Episode 8
      7/10/14
      8.8
      Another houseguest is evicted from the compound.
    • Episode 30
      Season 15 - Episode 30
      9/4/13
      8.8
      Amanda melts down after being nominated. Plus, who will win the power of veto and will it be used to save Amanda or McCrae?
    • Following Chima's expulsion, which ended Michele's reign as Head of Household, Jordan won a new HoH competition and nominated an upset Lydia and Natalie for eviction. Who will win the Power of Veto and will it be used to save one of the nominees? Also, who will be evicted and who will win the HoH competition in this action-packed episode?moreless
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 714: Janey wins POV; Kaysar Nominated
      Janelle pulls no punches to win the Veto Competition, throwing the household “under the bus,” onto Army cots, under cold showers and a few onto Slop. Danielle is seriously unimpressed with the greed displayed by her so-called “allies” as they quickly abandon the Veto quest for cash and cool prizes. Even James jumps the “Legion of Doom” ship for a phone call from Sarah.moreless
    • BB6 Episode 7: 3rd Nominations
      BB6 Episode 7: 3rd Nominations
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      7/23/05
      8.7
      When the new Head of Household, Kaysar, takes the matters of the house into his own hands, he attempts to sort out the innumberable opinions of his fellow housemates about who he should nominate for eviction. By the end of the episode, after a food competition resulting in the entire house being given the peanut butter and jelly diet and after Ivette reveals her homosexuality to the nation, Kaysar makes nominations that will truly shake up the house - Maggie and James. Who will win the Power of Veto competition? And will the winner remove either Maggie or James from the nomination block? Whether the houseguests like it or not, one of them will be gone by the end of the week.moreless
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 718: Marcellas Out; George HoH
      8/17/06
      8.7
      Marcellas is evicted in a stinging 6 to 0 vote. But he won't be alone for long as this is a double eviction week on Big Bother: All Stars. Meanwhile, Boogie has won the mysterious new power known simply as the Coup d'Etat, but chooses not to use it yet. Later, George stuns everyone by winning HoH and hoists James and Erika onto the block without warning.moreless
    • BB2 Ep #29
      BB2 Ep #29
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      9/20/00
      8.7
      It's come down to this. Will and Nicole have taken different routes to the Finals, but they remain standing and are now waiting for the word from their former housemates. With the former HouseGuests waiting in the wings, Nicole and Will reflect on how they made it this far. Nicole's intent was to remain true to herself and be the same person inside the House that she is outside. "It's gotten me this far," she says. Will went into the House with a devious, two-pronged strategy: lie to everyone and lose all competitions. "I consider lying a sport," he boasts. "If you got burned in this House, it's your fault." After a narrow victory in the first eviction vote, Nicole tried to rally the other HouseGuests into going after Will, who was nominated three times but never voted out. Nicole believes the only reason she made it as far as she did is because she was able to make alliances with people, but Will turns this idea on its head, saying, "The smartest thing I did in this game was falsely befriend Nicole." Carrying such a conniving nemesis into the Finals may be what ultimately gives Nicole the prize, and she makes her case, bluntly stating, "I should win because I never lied to anybody, which he did a billion times." Before they can cast their votes, the evicted HouseGuests have some dirty laundry to air with each other. Monica addresses the group, which is meeting for the first time since their individual evictions: "Let's talk about what went down." Mike Boogie defends Chill Town, stating that they did not scheme against anyone in the House, but simply enjoyed each other's company. Krista confronts Hardy about "some negative things" she heard him say about her. Hardy defends his words, saying that things happened in the House based on what they thought was happening, not necessarily what was actually happening. Monica laughs, noting that she "watched some of y'all fall on your faces" after they underestimated her. Kent states that the eviction vote against Sheryl the first week was a vote against Mike and Chill Town for nominating her, not a vote against her as a person. Mike apologizes to Sheryl for putting her in that position and Sheryl accepts. Autumn believes that Nicole did a good job of manipulating people in the House to get what she needed to succeed in the game. Mike agrees, commenting on how well Nicole played Hardy and Will against each other by keeping them both "on her hip." Monica tells Hardy that she was most disappointed in him out of all the HouseGuests, while Shannon tells Bunky that she was most disappointed in him for not giving her a chance to get to know him. Bunky responds by telling her that he wasn't comfortable being around her and says that she's "not a nice person." Regarding the in-House relationship with Will, Shannon has a different perspective, now that she's watched things on tape. "I have no idea about Will," she says. "The stories he told in the House were just…wrong." Later, Autumn confesses to not knowing whom to vote for, while Sheryl compliments Nicole and Will on a game well played. Krista is leaning toward Will, saying that she doesn't "believe in [Nicole's] values," but Bunky says he's glad to not have to deal with living with Will anymore. Kent sums up the undecided atmosphere by saying, "Deciding between Will and Nicole is like picking between an ingrown toenail and a rash." The evictees each get to ask Will and Nicole a question to help them decide whom they're going to vote for. Sheryl asks them both to convince her why they should be the winner. Nicole answers, "I've done the very best I can to treat people well and be as truthful as I was allowed to be." Autumn asks Nicole who in the House she felt she was loyal to. Nicole tells her that she feels she was loyal to her, Bunky and Hardy. Later, Hardy asks her why, during the week Will was able to evict either one of them, she continually asked him to consider what Shannon would want him to do. Nicole denies going to Will and campaigning for his vote at the expense of her alliance with Hardy. Monica tells Will that she found out that early in the game he called her "stupid" and wonders if he still thinks of her as stupid now. Will tells her that early in the game he didn't consider her a strong player, but as time went on in the House, he grew to respect her and her abilities. To Hardy, Will pointedly says that he knows he's not going to get his vote and doesn't bother trying to change his mind. Nicole and Will both make speeches to the group as their final opportunity to change their minds. Nicole tells them that "My strategy was to be myself and the first week that got squashed to pieces. It became a war after that. It's stupid, dumb luck that I'm in here." Will stands and tells them that he's not going to make apologies or discuss his regrets with them. Instead, he says that people who have a problem with him and how he acts on a Reality TV show might have a problem with reality itself and if they have a problem with reality, then their problem is with themselves and not with him. He wonders if anyone in the group followed through on their opening night pledge to become friends and get to know each other. Kent wonders, "what was the deal with Will's speech?" Overall, the evicted HouseGuests have very poor reviews of his performance, calling it "cocky." Shannon tellingly says, "I was looking around the room and I thought he had this won, but after that speech, I don't know."moreless
    • Following Danielle's Head of Household win, the HouseGuests jostle to be one of the HouseGuests not nominated.

      After the nomination ceremony, the Power of Veto competition is held, which is followed by the veto ceremony and the eleventh live eviction.

    • After it was revealed that America had voted to allow the coaches into the game, neither Frank nor Joe was evicted last week and the HouseGuests, including Boogie, Dan, Janelle and Britney, began the Head of Household competition. After the Head of Household competition is completed and a new Head of Household is crown, the new HoH nominates two HouseGuests for eviction.

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    • BB6 Episode 5: Veto Competition 2
      BB6 Episode 5: Veto Competition 2
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      7/19/05
      8.7
      Hours before the Power of Veto contest, two fights break out beween Ivette & Kaysar and Eric & Michael, forcing the Big Brother producers to break up the fight. Later, at the competition for the Golden Power of Veto, Eric, James, Michael, Janelle, Howie, and Rachel compete in a challenge called "High and Dry," involving zip lines and water jugs. James wins the contest, thus giving him the option of removing one of the candidates for nomination from the chopping block. James, knowing what would be best for him in the game, chooses not to remove Michael or Janelle. One of these two will be evicted in the live ceremony on Thursday. Who will be evicted from the Big Brother 6 house? And who will be the next Head of Household?moreless
    • Episode 23
      Season 15 - Episode 23
      8/18/13
      8.7
      With only 8 Houseguests left, the pressure begins to build. Also, the Houseguests play a competition that leaves them completely in the dark. (TV-PG L)
    • Big Brother 11 - Season Finale
      Season 11 - Episode 30
      9/15/09
      8.7
      In the season finale, part three of the final Head of Household competition is played out, the jurors question the final two and the winner of Big Brother 11 is crowned and awarded with the $500,000 prize.
    • 2/13/08
      8.7
      The "Power Couple" evicts the first set of houseguests.
    • Following Jordan's eviction, the three remaining HouseGuests, Adam, Porsche and Rachel, compete in the final Head of Household competition. The final competition consists of three parts. The winner of part one advances to part three where he will face off against the winner of part two. The winner of the third part will have the the right to evict the third place finisher.

      After the final two is set, the jury votes on who will become the winner of Big Brother 13.

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    • BB7- All-Stars: 726: Janelle wins PoV; Will Nominated; Will Evicted
      This shocking episode starts with the Buxom Blonde winning the final PoV. After Erika and Janelle finally compare notes on their respective "showmances," they realize that Chilltown has each promised them a spot in the final three. Thus, Janelle then pulls herself off the block and Mike is forced to nominate his fellow Chilltown member, Will. Will is evicted by a vindictive Janelle, whose sole vote was enough to finally evict the former Season 2 winner after he had been begging to be evicted the whole season.moreless
    • Part one of the final Head of Household competition has begun and the second leg of the final Head of Household competition is played out live after the first leg is completed, but the final HoH is not crowned. Past Big Brother HouseGuests weigh in on this season's contestants.
    • 7/20/08
      8.7
      The second set of HouseGuests are nominated for eviction.
    • 8/24/08
      8.7
      The seventh set of HouseGuests are nominated by the Head of Household.
    • After Shane's Head of Household competition win, it's time to see his HoH bedroom. Following this, the coaches compete in the third coach's competition of the season.

      Finally, Shane nominates two more HouseGuests for eviction.

    • After Head of Household, Frank, nominated Joe and Wil for eviction, the three of them plus an additional three HouseGuests vie for the golden power of veto.

      Following the competition, the veto ceremony is held in which the power of veto holder chooses whether he or she wants to use it to save one of the two nominees from the block.

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    • 8/12/12
      8.7

      After Frank won his second Head of Household competition of the summer, players aligned with the evicted Janelle scramble and wonder who Frank will nominate.

      The HouseGuests compete in a "Have or Have-Not" competition.

    • Episode 25
      Season 15 - Episode 25
      8/22/13
      8.7
      A power player and a perennial pawn are both up on the chopping block, and for the first time in Big Brother history, a Jury member will fight for a chance to come back! (TV-PG L)
    • Episode 31
      Season 15 - Episode 31
      9/5/13
      8.7
      Big Brother's queen bee attempts to claw her way out of trouble along with the teflon pawn on a Double Eviction episode.
    • Big Brother 15 - Nomination Ceremony #1
      6/30/13
      8.7

      After McRae won the first Head of Household competition of the season, he must nominate two of his fellow HouseGuests for eviction. The third nominee for eviction will be made prior to the Power of Veto competition.

      The first "Have or Have Not" competition of the season also takes place.

    • The eleventh Power of Veto competition takes place. Following the Power of Veto competition, one HouseGuest casts the sole vote to evict one of the two nominees. The final Head of Household competition begins.
    • In the week of Frank's third reign in the Big Brother House, with Dan and Danielle as the original nominees, the HouseGuests must choose to evict one of two fellow HouseGuests (Britney or Danielle) after Jenn C. won the power of veto used it to pull Dan off the block.

      The 9th Head of Household Competition starts but does not end.

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    • After Michele's second PoV win and her decision to keep the nominees, Ronnie and Lydia, on the block, who will be the fourth HouseGuest evicted from the Big Brother 11 house? Who will win the "mysterious power," and as the audience knows is the coup d'etat? Who will become the fifth Head of Household?moreless
    • BB4 Ep #30: Ali and Jun Battle for HOH
    • BB6: Season Premiere
      BB6: Season Premiere
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      7/7/05
      8.6
      It's the "Summer of the Secrets" for the new houseguests of the sixth season of Big Brother. With a brand new, state of the art, two story house, the houseguests will be discovering lots of secrets throughout the summer - relating to new twists in the game and new surprises in the house that will be far from expected. The first twist? Every player enters with a secret partner - someone who they know from outside of the Big Brother house. The pairings are not revealed in this episode, but some partners are quite simple to guess at. At the first competition on the new Big Brother premises, half of the house earns food for the week while the other half is left with PB&J, and one houseguest, Rachel, becomes the Head of Household. At the weekly nomination ceremony, Rachel singles out Kaysar and Ashlea by putting them up on the chopping block. Which of these two will be evicted? And how will the pairings turn out? With the Summer of the Secrets, it's hard to tell.moreless
    • BB7 - All-Stars: Ali Evicted
      BB7 - All-Stars: Ali Evicted
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      7/13/06
      8.6
      After a week of hard lobbying, deal-making, lying and lastly, pleading for mercy, Alison ends up on the losing ticket and is voted out of the house in favor of Danielle. Will this come back to haunt the season 6 alliance?

      Later, in the season's second HoH competition, a difficult Q&A-style one, Kaysar answers the tough questions correctly and emerges victorious. Making the second straight week that his alliance grabbed control of the house's most powerful post.moreless
    • Big Brother 9: PoV Competition #7
      Season 9 - Episode 21
      3/25/08
      8.6
      The HouseGuests compete in the seventh Power of Veto competition.
    • After Head of Household, Danielle, won the Power of Veto and used the veto to save one of her initial nominees, Will, and subsequently put up Janelle as the replacement nominee, the remaining HouseGuest must vote to evict either Frank or Janelle.

      Following the live eviction, the fifth Head of Household competition is held.

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    • After one of Head of Household, Frank's, nominees, Shane, won the golden power of veto and removed himself from the block, Frank was forced to put up Danielle as the replacement nominee. If Danielle were to be evicted by the HouseGuests, then Coach Dan would go home. If the other nominee, JoJo, were to be evicted, Coach Britney would only have one player left in the game.

      In the end, the HouseGuests must vote to evict either JoJo or Danielle.

      Following the second live eviction, the third Head of Household competition is held.

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    • 7/31/11
      8.6
      Following the conclusion of the endurance-based Head of Household competition, the new Head of Household nominated two new HouseGuests for eviction from the house.
    • Big Brother 9: PoV Competition #10
      Season 9 - Episode 30
      4/15/08
      8.6
      A tenth Power of Veto competition is held.
    • BB4 Ep #4: Dana Wins Veto #1; Scott Out
      7/15/03
      8.6
      With the first nominations in place, Amanda and Jee must rely on both strategy and the Power of Veto to secure their places in the House another week. In a close contest, Dana wins Power of Veto and the power to change the course of the game. Will she use it save one of the nominees? As it turns out, she doesn’t have to. Conflicted by his feelings for his ex Amanda, especially after her nomination for eviction, Scott becomes reclusive, choosing to sleep during large parts of the day and drifting from one social group to another. The tension suddenly explodes, however, when he tosses furniture around the House and delivers an expletive-laden rant, in which he also refuses to go to the Diary Room when called there by producers. He later apologizes to his housemates, who nevertheless say they feel uncomfortable because of his actions. Finally, Scott does go to the Diary Room, never to return, as he was removed from the House and expelled from Big Brother. Source: CBS.commoreless
    • Following Adam's Power of Veto win and subsequent removal of himself from the block, Head of Household, Daniele, chose to put up Brendon as the replacement nominee.

      Now, either Shelly or Brendon will become the sixth HouseGuest evicted from the Big Brother house.

      Also, the seventh Head of Household competition starts.

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    • BB6 Episode 14: Veto Competition 5
      BB6 Episode 14: Veto Competition 5
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      8/9/05
      8.6
      James and Sarah, shocked and betrayed at Howie's nominations, vow to win the veto in order to keep James alive. They struggle to enjoy what they think are their last few days together, and are appalled at how much the rest of the house has turned on them. At the Veto Competition, a game of strategy and luck, James is handed the Golden Power of Veto, the worst case scenario for the rest of the house, who want James to leave. Before the Veto Ceremony, the players decorate T-Shirts advertising for their favorite evicted houseguest to come back into the game, but later, the fun and games vanish when Howie nominates Ivette in place of James. Will the house go through with their plan to get rid of Sarah? Or will a new plan, to get rid of Ivette, a wild card, emerge? Find out at the Live Eviction this Thursday on Big Brother 6!moreless
    • Head of Household, Jordan, and her partner, Jeff, via for the power of veto against the two nominees, Dominic and Adam, and one other couple. Following the power of veto competition, the second veto ceremony is held.
    • The third HouseGuest is evicted and the fourth Head of Household competition is held.
    • BB1 Ep #62
      BB1 Ep #62
      Season 1 - Episode 62
      8.6
    • 8/3/08
      8.6
      The fourth set of HouseGuests are nominated.
    • BB6 Episode 2: Veto Competition 1
      BB6 Episode 2: Veto Competition 1
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      7/12/05
      8.6
      Day 3 brings the Big Brother houseguests still trying to get to know each other - a problem that Howie does not seem to have; he's close enough with the contestants to be able to put on makeup and wear a bra in front of them. Rachel discovers a secret bedroom in the house, and when she tells the other competitiors, they seem happy, but upset that Rachel didn't include them in the hunt for the room. At the Veto Competition, Rachel wins, and despite considering to nominate Jennifer in place of Ashlea because of something Jennifer did to Rachel, she lets her nominations stand, meaning that both Kaysar and Ashlea are still nominated for eviction.moreless
    • BB6 Episode 12: Live Eviction 4
      BB6 Episode 12: Live Eviction 4
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      8/4/05
      8.6
      In the fourth live show of the season, host Julie Chen reveals some surprising news: one evicted houseguest will be brought back into the game, determined by an America's Choice vote. The winner of the vote will be revealed live next Thursday, just as one person will be evicted. Later on in this episode, Kaysar is evicted from the house with a nearly-unanimous vote, and Howie seeks to carry out his alliance with "King Kaysar" with his newfound Head of Household power, dethroning Maggie. The power in the Big Brother house has shifted drastically again.moreless
    • After Kevin's decision not to use the power of veto on either of Chima's nominees, Russell and Lydia are still on the block for eviction, but will Jeff use the power of the coup d'etat to shake up the Big Brother house? Also, who will win the sixth Head of Household competition?moreless
    • In the season premiere of Big Brother 14, the 12 new HouseGuests are met, plus 4 returning Big Brother alumni who will not be participating with the new HouseGuests, but will be acting as coaches in the house.

      Willie becomes the first Head of Household.

      Coach Dan sends Jodi home packing.

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    • The second HouseGuest is evicted and the third Head of Household competition is held.
    • BB3 Ep #16
      BB3 Ep #16
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      8/14/02
      8.6
      HE SAID, SHE SAID: JOSH & CHIARA SQUARE OFF After his nomination at Chiara's hands and her harsh words for him, Josh begins to pack, ready to make a voluntary exit from the game. He regards Chiara as "treacherous" and "manipulative," and feels that she's stabbed him in the back twice now. Lisa is glad that her name was thrown into things, because it gives her an excuse to confront Josh about what he said to Chiara. Josh tells Lisa that Chiara had already made up her mind to go after Lisa before she spoke to Josh, and that Roddy was the one who convinced her. Later, Josh confronts Roddy for knowing in advance they would both be nominated and then securing the necessary votes to stay in the House. Roddy reiterates his loyalty to Josh, assuring him that he is nominated because he told Chiara he wouldn't vote to evict him. Lisa overhears their argument and joins it, shooting down Josh's theories. As she leaves, Chiara follows her. Lisa, also upset with Chiara, says later that she wanted to shut the door to her bedroom in Chiara's face rather than talk to her. Lisa realizes she needs Chiara on her side, though, and they talk, with Lisa pointedly telling Chiara that she "can't deal with liars." Josh returns to packing his bags and is approached by Danielle. He tells her that he knows the votes against him are secured and that he's leaving the House. In the Diary Room, Danielle says that she's considering breaking her word to Chiara and voting Roddy out. Chiara attempts to smooth things over by bringing Josh into the HoH room. Josh tells her that she's betrayed him twice: first by voting to evict him in Week Two and second by nominating him after promising she wouldn't. Chiara explains that she nominated him because Roddy had her convinced Josh was going to nominate him if he ever became HoH. Josh gets upset at this news and starts to cry, saying, "If the two of you feel I'm untrustworthy, then I'm glad I'm gone." A COUNTER PROPOSAL Roddy approaches Josh, who is still packing his bags to leave. Josh tells him that he doesn't want to stay in the House as a "lame duck" waiting to be kicked out. Roddy tells him that if he's certain he'll be going, then just relax and enjoy his time with everybody. More to the point, Roddy tells Josh he'll regret it for the rest of his life if he walks out and is remembered as "a guy who got so angry that [he] walked out." Josh tells Roddy that he's "dying" to get out of the House, but concedes and starts to unpack. With Marcellas, Danielle broaches the idea of targeting Roddy instead of Josh. Marcellas is tentative, but says the idea is "tempting." Soon, they are exploring scenarios and trying to figure out their third vote. Danielle says Jason has already been approached and said he couldn't. As they're talking, Gerry approaches. Gerry admits he's nervous about the possibility of Eric returning and seeking revenge for Gerry evicting him. Danielle and Marcellas float their idea to Gerry, who promises to consider it. THE POWER OF VETO Roddy comes to Josh, who has been alone in his bedroom. Josh swears to use the Veto Power to take Roddy off the block if he wins it. The next Veto Competition is called "Clockwork." The HouseGuests are shown snapshots on the plasma screen and have to place them in chronological order, from earliest to latest. For each correct answer, one point is awarded. The HouseGuest with the most points wins the Veto power. In the First Round, the pictures are of the facials the girls gave Jason, Eric and Roddy, Danielle winning the Veto Power, Gerry leaving the slime tank, Marcellas eating a chicken liver and Josh breaking an egg over Amy's head. (In chronological order, the correct order is: slime tank, eggs, Veto, facials and chicken livers.) Chiara, Danielle and Gerry are eliminated, leaving Jason, Josh, Marcellas, Roddy and Lisa still alive. For Round Two, the photos are the luau, human bowling, a congratulatory toast, peanut butter bikinis and Lori's eviction. (In chronological order, they are: Toast, luau, bikinis, Lori's eviction and human bowling.) Lisa gets all five correct and wins the Power of Veto.moreless
    • Big Brother 10: Season Finale
      Season 10 - Episode 29
      9/16/08
      8.6
      The Big Brother 10 winner is named.
    • 7/10/11
      8.6
      The first Head of Household, Rachel, nominates her first set of HouseGuests. The HouseGuests also competed in the first "Have or Have Not" competition of the summer.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 723: Janelle wins PoV; Danielle nominated
      The houseguests enjoy their new trampoline, despite having to live on slop for a day for this privilege. Neil Patrick Harris, aka "The NPH", surprises the houseguests, especially a giddy Will, for their "Christmas in August" prize. Janelle wins the PoV competition, pulls herself off the block and Erika nominates Danielle in her place.moreless
    • Big Brother 14 - Live Eviction #9; HoH Competition #10; Nomination Ceremony #10; PoV Competition #10; Veto Ceremony #10; Live Eviction #10

      In the second "double eviction" episode of the season, either Frank or Joe becomes the ninth HouseGuest evicted from the Big Brother house.

      Following this first eviction, a full week's worth of Big Brother action takes place, live, and the episode ends with the tenth HouseGuest being evicted.

    • Big Brother 9: Final HoH Competition Concludes; Live Eviction #12
      The final Head of Household competition concludes and the final eviction takes place.
    • Big Brother 10: PoV Competition #2
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      7/22/08
      8.5
      The HouseGuests compete in the second power of veto competition.
    • BB3 Ep #9
      BB3 Ep #9
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      7/27/02
      8.5
      THE ODD COUPLE GETS NOMINATED After his narrow escape from eviction Thursday night, Josh is feeling "shocked" that he's still in the House. Amy has no regrets about Tonya's departure, saying, "I was glad to see her go." Chiara, on the other hand, is very upset that Tonya was evicted, saying she was her closest friend in the House and that now she's "going to get lonely." Based on the vote count, Josh knows that Lisa voted to evict him, but that Jason gave him his support, lending credibility to Josh's theory that the "women can't be trusted." Marcellas, Josh's sworn enemy, says he is "somewhat let down" because Josh is still in the House, even though they have made a tenuous peace. Chiara has negative feelings toward Marcellas for Tonya's eviction, feeling he shouldn't have nominated her in the first place. Danielle justifies her vote against Tonya by saying she doesn't "respect her as a mother," but what really clinched her eviction were the two fights she had with Marcellas and Amy. As new HoH, Roddy thinks this week is a "freebie" for him, but Danielle has targeted him as the biggest threat in the game. Eric is comfortable with Roddy in charge, calling him his "#1 ally," and Chiara also feels safe because of their blooming romance. However, as a result of her argument with Chiara, Amy thinks she may be nominated if Chiara pushes Roddy to do so. Marcellas is also nervous, thinking that Chiara may convince Roddy to nominate him as punishment for evicting her best friend. Despite the growing paranoia, Roddy says his decision will be based on the "fine line between strategy and personal feelings." He makes a deal to keep Gerry safe this week in exchange for Gerry watching his back down the line, but tells Eric that he's getting fed up with Josh's paranoid approach to the game. "People are starting to defect from their deals," Roddy says, "I'm playing for the last week of the game." EXERCISE AND PHILOSOPHY Danielle has grown comfortable in her role as the "Ab Sergeant," running the HouseGuests through daily exercise routines. Gerry does his exercises in the swimming pool, including laps, despite the fact that it takes only two strokes to cross the pool. Gerry claims to have "decent abs under this fat," and Eric commends him on his efforts, saying it's obvious that Gerry has already lost weight since he arrived. When not exercising, the HouseGuests spend a lot of time listening to Roddy discourse learnedly on a variety of subjects. "He definitely got a lot more out of college than I did," comments Eric. Lisa hopes Roddy can prove to people that it's possible to have book smarts and still be sexy. Danielle is most impressed by the fact that Roddy still maintains a raunchy sense of humor with his intellect. Jason says he's like an older brother, alternately picking on him and protecting him. Marcellas confesses a "crazy crush on him," and says that his dream is to win the game and have Roddy write his biography. LOVE IS IN THE AIR In addition to her romance with Roddy, Chiara finds time to remain affectionate with Jason. Amy says their flirtation "gets on her nerves," but Jason is very comfortable with their arrangement. Chiara can embarrass him greatly, but also says the most "wonderful, amazing" things that make him very happy. He calls her a "friend forever." When Danielle asks if his bride must be a virgin like he is, he looks at Chiara and says he'd be able to marry someone who wasn't a virgin, even if she'd made the same mistake over and over. Eric and Lisa have also joined the ranks of House Couple, as their attraction to each other heats up. Eric indicates he wants to see her outside the House when the game is over. Lisa says she came into the House "anti-male," but that Eric has changed her mind. For his part, Eric calls her a "sweetheart, a lovable kind of girl." Their relationship advances to the physical level as they make out in bed, and both say they hope their parents don't see that part. FOOD COMPETITION When BIG BROTHER randomly provides the HouseGuests with a small two-person Batik game (dropping irregularly shaped puzzle pieces into a container, trying to fit as many pieces inside as possible), Eric notes that BIG BROTHER never gives them games like this without it meaning something, and he is right. The next Food Competition is a life-size Batik game in the backyard. Each of the Batik pieces represents a type of food they can win, based on whatever pieces they can fill the container with. Going first, Danielle picks Sweets, since it includes alcohol, angering Josh because the piece is so large. Eric drops in the cheese piece to make Amy happy. Jason tries to squeeze in snacks, but can't fit it into the full container. The HouseGuests cheer when they learn that among the items they have won for the week is Mystery Food, which turns out to be a daily catered lunch from Subway. Jason enthusiastically notes that since they didn't fit breads or vegetables in the container, this still provides them with their daily requirements. I HEAR THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP… Eric's sleep talking is a source of amusement for the rest of the HouseGuests, most notably Lisa, his bedmate. Danielle says that most people mumble in their sleep, but Eric has full conversations. Among his sleeping revelations are, "My tough toes tingle"; "Dang! Nice job guys"; and in a questioning tone, "Oh, oh really?" GERRY PONTIFICATES Gerry has a tendency to quote from a lot of different sources. "Gerry quotes from a lot of Shakespearean plays," Eric says, "I don't think he's making it up, but no one understands it." One of his more bizarre non sequiturs comes when he sticks his head into the bedroom while the girls are having a talk and intones, "If a man is alone in the forest and he says something, is he still wrong?" JOSH'S MODEST PROPOSAL Josh tells Roddy his newest theory about who needs to be evicted next. Since he knows Lisa voted against him, he feels the girls are voting outside the alliance they had formed. He wants Roddy to nominate Lisa as punishment, because "dissenters need to punished, not rewarded." Outside, Gerry arrives at the same conclusion and tells Marcellas that the next move should be to break up the couples in the House, starting with Eric and Lisa. Josh tells Amy the idea he floated to Roddy and says if he buys into it, Amy will be safe for at least the next two weeks. Josh thinks he has Amy under his thumb and can convince her to vote how he wants her to and to potentially nominate whom he wants. Roddy tells Eric he's getting fed up with Josh's suggestions and intimates he might nominate Josh himself. THE NOMINATION RITUAL As Roddy prepares the nomination box, he says that he's put a lot of thought into his nominations, and if his decision comes back to haunt him, he'll "have to live with that." At the nomination meeting, Roddy puts up Marcellas and Amy for eviction. To Amy he says she was nominated because she constantly puts herself ahead of other people in the Game and he didn't feel that she would give him what he needed. He explains that Marcellas was his other pick simply because Marcellas would have voted to keep Amy, and Roddy wanted to guarantee her eviction. Afterwards, Amy is upset that the nominations came down to "all about Amy, let's get her out." Marcellas is equally upset because in both the past two evictions the supposedly safe nominee has been evicted, and that's the position he finds himself in this week. Amy plans on making a strong showing in the next Veto Competition and using her power to save Marcellas, who would in turn work to save her.moreless
    • BB3 Ep #11
      BB3 Ep #11
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      8/1/02
      8.5
      READY, AMY, FIRE! Marcellas still feels nervous about his status as the "other" nominee, put up only to guarantee Amy's eviction. "Why am I still on the block?" he wonders. Amy is more nervous that her eviction will be unanimous and campaigns with Josh to get his one vote to avoid being humiliated. Josh agrees to vote for her, saying he wants to stir things up in the House. Chiara senses that Josh might give in to Amy and says that there might be repercussions for him if he votes against the group. Eric, Lisa, Roddy and Chiara, the new "Couples Alliance," have all noticed Josh's increasingly unusual behavior and have lost some of their faith in him. Marcellas overhears Amy trying to secure her coveted one vote and gets angry, telling Danielle and Chiara what she said. Danielle brings Amy inside so Marcellas can confront her. A tearful Amy tells Marcellas she wasn't campaigning against him, and Marcellas loses his temper, saying he wouldn't have been nominated if he hadn't been such a good friend to her. After speaking his mind, Marcellas worries that he may have given Amy some votes out of sympathy. With the HouseGuests gathered in the living room, Host Julie Chen asks them a few questions. Marcellas jokes with Julie that his argument with Amy was a "glitch, something from last year's cast." Josh screams delightedly when Julie asks him how he felt about surviving his nomination last week. Lisa tells Julie that Eric, the notorious sleep talker, serenaded her last night with a little reggae music. Before casting their votes, Chiara and Eric discuss the good and bad in both nominees. Eric says that Amy can be selfish, but is aware of her flaws, and that Marcellas worries him because he is comfortable with everyone in the House. Chiara thinks Marcellas has been nothing but nice and has played the game fairly, but that Amy is not a team player. FRIENDS AND FAMILY Angela, one of Amy's best friends from home, confirms what everyone suspected: Amy is a princess and the definitive Southern Belle. While agreeing that Amy can sometimes be annoying, Angela is proud of Amy for always being herself. Clarice, Marcellas's mother, calls her son her "pride and joy." She's not surprised at the close friendship he's developed with Amy, or that he constantly wears his white bathrobe, his "security blanket." She recounts that after Marcellas told her he was gay, some distance developed between them that was bridged when Marcellas wrote her a tender letter telling her he loved her.moreless
    • After nominating Kristen and Hayden for eviction, Head of Household, Rachel, the two nominees and three other HouseGuests vie for the Power of Veto.
    • 7/26/09
      8.5
      With Jesse as the new Head of Household, who will he nominate this week? The Athletes are safe so will Jessie put up a potential ally in the unpredictable Ronnie (and in doing so, make the rest of the HouseGuests happy) or will he spare him from the block? Also, a love triangle turns ugly.moreless
    • The second individual is evicted and the fifth Head of Household competition is held.
    • After Brendon won the Power of Veto and used it to save Rachel, Head of Household, Daniele, put up Jordan in Rachel's place on the block. In this episode, the HouseGuests must evict the fourth contestant of the summer. Following the live eviction, the fifth Head of Household competition is held.moreless
    • 8/11/09
      8.5
      Now that Russell and Lydia are have been nominated for eviction following Head of Household, Chima's, nominations, who will win the Power of Veto and will it be used to pull one of the nominees off the block? Also, with Jeff holding the "Coup d'Etat" power, are Chima's wishes all for nothing?moreless
    • Now that Frank and Wil have been nominated for eviction by Head of Household, Danielle, the nominees, the Head of Household and three other HouseGuests vie for the power of veto. Following the PoV competition, the veto ceremony is held.

    • BB2 Ep #21
      BB2 Ep #21
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      8/22/01
      8.5
      Bunky takes the offer, and Hardy wins HoH.
    • Following the second double-eviction week of the summer in which Frank and Joe were evicted, the HouseGuests find themselves ready to vie in the Head of Household competition.

      After the HoH competition, the new Head of Household must nominate two HouseGuests for eviction.

    • Following Head of Household's, Frank's, nominations of Frank and Boogie, six HouseGuests, including the HoH, the two nominees and three others vie for the Power of Veto.

      Following the Power of Veto competition, the veto ceremony is held.

    • Episode 12
      Season 15 - Episode 12
      7/24/13
      8.5
      The house guests find out who America voted for as the third nominee for eviction. Plus, they get down and dirty in a fight for the veto.
    • 2014/07/13
      2014/07/13
      Season 16 - Episode 9
      7/13/14
      8.5
      Nominations for eviction are revealed.
    • Big Brother 14 - Live Eviction #3; HoH Competition #4

      After Frank was put up as a replacement nominee following Shane's PoV victory and subsequent veto of one of his own original nominees, the HouseGuests must vote to evict the third HouseGuest.

      Also, find out if the coaches enter the game as players.

      Finally, a new Head of Household competition starts.

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    • BB1 Ep #58
      BB1 Ep #58
      Season 1 - Episode 58
      8.5
    • BB1 Ep #52
      BB1 Ep #52
      Season 1 - Episode 52
      8.5
    • BB1 Ep #48
      BB1 Ep #48
      Season 1 - Episode 48
      8.5
    • Episode 22
      Season 15 - Episode 22
      8/15/13
      8.5
      In the Big Brother house, be careful who you nominate. Another Houseguest joins the jury. (TV-14 L)
    • Episode 26
      Season 15 - Episode 26
      8/25/13
      8.5
      A new HoH is crowned and one of the Jury returns with a vengeance!
    • Big Brother 9: PoV Competition #4
      Season 9 - Episode 13
      3/11/08
      8.5
      The fourth Power of Veto competition is held.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 724: Danielle evicted; Janelle HoH; nominates George and Erika; Erika wins PoV; Mike nominated; George evicted
      A whirlwind episode in which we saw a full week's worth of show take place in one night. Danielle was evicted first by a vote of 3-0; Janelle became the new HoH; nominated George and Erika for eviction; Erika won the PoV; Janelle nominated Mike "Boogie" in her place; George evicted.moreless
    • BB1 Ep #72 - Finale
      BB1 Ep #72 - Finale
      Season 1 - Episode 73
      9/29/00
      8.5
    • BB6 Episode 3: Live Eviction 1
      BB6 Episode 3: Live Eviction 1
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      7/14/05
      8.5
      Amid a barrage of rumors and discussions about the imminent eviction, Julie Chen reveals the seven secret pairs - people who know each other from outside of the game - that are living in the Big Brother 6 house together: Howie & Rachel, Janelle & Ashlea, James & Sarah, Kaysar & Michael, Eric & Maggie, April & Jennifer, and Ivette & Beau. Some of the contestants in the house already suspect that everyone has a pair, but some are still left clueless, thinking that they are the only twist in the game. After some eviction votes are shown, Julie announces that the players have voted Ashlea out of the game. Later, in the live Head of Household competition, Eric becomes the second person to gain the power of HoH. Who will he nominate for eviction? How will Janelle get along without her partner? And will the partners in the house remain secret?moreless
    • Big Brother 10: PoV Competition #1
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      7/15/08
      8.5
      The HouseGuests compete in the first Power of Veto competition of the season.
    • BB3 Ep #17
      BB3 Ep #17
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      8/15/02
      8.5
      JOSH JAMS, AMY ARRIVES & THE HOH SOUP'S ON! Josh finds solace in the company of the lizards, who "inspire him to fight harder" to stay in the game. At the very least, he enjoys being around the lizards because they don't twist his stories around and use them against him like he feels the other HouseGuests do. Josh talks to Gerry and suggests that this is the best opportunity people will have to evict Roddy. Gerry tells Josh that discussions along those lines have taken place between some of the HouseGuests "outside of the clique." Roddy senses something in the air, and says in the Diary Room that he hopes he doesn't go. Danielle, who was leading the charge to evict Roddy, talks to Lisa about getting him out, then turning their attentions on Chiara. Lisa says she's leaning more toward evicting Roddy than Josh at this point. Gerry talks to Marcellas, letting him know that Josh was going to approach him about voting against Roddy. Marcellas tells Roddy what Josh is up to, and Roddy approaches Josh on the basketball court in front of all the others. Roddy confronts Josh about campaigning after swearing that he wouldn't do it. Josh is upset that Chiara had secured votes for Roddy before the nominations, and blames Roddy for having his campaigning already done for him. He also denies approaching anyone about voting Roddy out, but says that people came to him with that information. Marcellas then enters the argument, telling Josh that his own behavior is the reason he's been nominated, not any collusion between Roddy and Chiara. He also harshly tells Josh that none of the other 11 HouseGuests will ever want to see him again after the game is over. Josh goes to the Diary Room and laughs the argument off. He says he "got caught stealing home," but vows to continue fighting to stay alive. Host Julie Chen talks to the HouseGuests in the living room about the turbulent events of the last week. Roddy tells Julie that there are no hard feelings stemming from his argument with Josh, and that they had made up as soon as the last word was spoken between them. Josh kids Roddy, saying that he was "peacocking" and putting on a show for the ladies back home in New Jersey. Marcellas says that he doesn't have any vested interest in which HouseGuest returns tonight, sarcastically adding that his best friend "was ripped from my arms on national television." In his final words to the group, Josh thanks everyone and asks that they don't judge him on his actions in the House, that he was only doing what he thought he needed to do to win the game. Roddy tells the group that if he walks out, they all "walk out together" and that they are all welcome in his life whenever. PRELUDE TO VOTING The nominees this week represent a tough decision for the HouseGuests. Lisa is tired of feeling like Josh's "babysitter" and resents his "extravagant behavior." But she also thinks Roddy was the "mastermind" behind her nomination alongside Eric. Marcellas regards Josh as "one of the vilest people I've ever met," but might not be able to ignore the fact that Roddy is vulnerable. Jason enjoys Josh's "life and energy," and feels that evicting Roddy might be in his own best interest. Gerry and Danielle both look at Josh's position in the House in strategic terms. Gerry feels like Josh's outgoing nature allows him to continue to fly below the radar. Danielle sees Josh as someone she can use to serve her needs in the game. Gerry thinks of Roddy as "a master strategist," and Danielle says she "doesn't have a chance against him." The HouseGuests still in the game are anticipating the imminent return of one of the evictees, but aren't entirely happy about it. Josh says that putting someone back in the House would be like adding a third lizard to the cage. He says it would be unfair to cut down on the space they've established for themselves. Gerry doesn't mince words saying that he's "pissed as hell." Lisa wants Eric to be the one who comes back, but Gerry is terrified of his return, fearing that Eric will target him for eviction as revenge. Everybody in the House seems to want someone different back, but Jason thinks that no matter who returns "they'll be ganged up on" by the others. JOSH EVICTED, 5-0 With the HouseGuests gathered in the living room, Host Julie Chen announces that Josh has been evicted, 5 votes to zero. Josh feigns surprise, but responds good-naturedly. All of the HouseGuests come together in a group hug, then Roddy and Jason escort Josh to the door at Josh's request. In the studio with Julie, Josh says his strategy going into the House was to position himself as a person people would want to stand against at the end, then take his chances. When the alliance he constructed broke down in Week Two, he says he had to "scratch and pull" to survive. Julie tells Josh that just two days before, it appeared that he had the votes needed to stay in the House. Josh is momentarily stunned, but says he doesn't think that would have panned out, that people would have "feared repercussions" if they evicted Roddy. Josh adds that some of the animosity on display in the House was "for show," and that he treasures the time he spent with everyone he met in the game. Josh is reunited with his girlfriend Merritt, hugging her tightly as she comes in the studio. WHO'S COMING BACK? The four evicted HouseGuests--Lori, Tonya, Amy and Eric--have the opportunity to return to the Big Brother House. Lori enters the studio first and sits down with Julie Chen. Julie asks her what she'd be willing to do to reenter the House; more specifically, how much of the $500,000 grand prize would she be willing to forfeit for a chance to go back in right now? Lori says she'd be willing to give up $50,000 of the grand prize. Julie hands Lori a contract and asks her to sign it, making it a legal agreement. Lori fills in her $50,000 answer, signs the contract and hands it back to Julie. Tonya comes in next and, sitting one-on-one with Julie, says she'd be willing to give away half the money for reentry into the House. She signs her contract as well. Amy and Eric both also say they'd give up half of the prize money to go back in. The four evictees are brought together for the first time since their eviction, and Julie tells them that Lori is eliminated from contention and will be going home. As a tiebreaker, Tonya, Eric and Amy were asked how many days, out of the remaining 42 in the game, they'd be willing to eat only peanut butter and jelly. Tonya answered 21 of the days, but Eric and Amy both say 42, eliminating Tonya. With the two finalists reached, Julie rips up their contracts and tells them if they win, they'll get to keep the full prize, and they won't have to eat PB and J for the remaining 42 days in the House as they had agreed to. The final decision on whether Amy or Eric returns to the House will be voted on by the seven HouseGuests still inside. With each of the HouseGuests in different rooms inside the House, Julie asks them one at a time to raise a red paddle if they want Amy back and a black paddle if they want Eric. Roddy votes first, raising a black paddle for Eric. Danielle and Marcellas both vote for Amy, with Marcellas putting his black paddle on the floor so there's no mistaking his intention. Chiara ties things up at two with a vote for Eric. Gerry pushes Amy ahead by voting for Amy and then Lisa, shockingly, clinches Amy's return by raising her red paddle. Jason, with the last vote, also votes for Amy to return. Amy hugs Eric, then rings the doorbell to go back inside. The HouseGuests, unsure of who's returning, all scream and yell and hug the prodigal HouseGuest as she comes back to their ranks. THE NEXT HOH With Amy once again eligible for the HoH title, the HouseGuests all change into their swimsuits and head into the backyard. There they find an oversized bathtub filled with water. After removing their microphones, all the HouseGuests sit down in the tub. If they stand up, they're disqualified. The last of them to exit the tub will become the new HoH. Then, however, the ante is upped considerably. Chiara, the outgoing HoH, removes a card from the first of many "Mystery Buckets" lined up alongside the bathtub. Signifying the need for the HoH to have their fingers on the pulse of the 8 remaining HouseGuests, Chiara pours 60 whole squid into the tub. Roddy immediately leaps out, eliminating himself from contention for HoH. The episode ends in a cliffhanger.moreless
    • The first single HouseGuest of the game is evicted and the fourth HoH competition is held.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: Erika Wins PoV
      BB7 - All-Stars: Erika Wins PoV
      Season 7 - Episode 230
      7/18/06
      8.5
      As the HouseGuests come to terms with the unexpected nomination of Nakomis and Diane, secret alliances take on more of a public face. Jase, George and Erika step out from behind their game masks, appearing to align with Chilltown in an anti-S-6 Alliance.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 725: Mike HoH; Janelle and Erika Nominated
      In an episode focusing on the two showmances, after Mike "Boogie" wins the HoH competition, he finds himself in a tough position as to to who to put up for nomination in the second chair--his showmance, Erika, or his fellow Chilltown member, Will. When it came down to it, Mike went the route of "bros before hos" and chose to put up Erika and Janelle, thus putting Will in the drivers seat as to who to vote out at the next eviction.moreless
    • BB1 Ep #45
      BB1 Ep #45
      Season 1 - Episode 45
      8.4
    • After Britney won the Power of Veto and chose not to save any of the nominees, the HouseGuests choose to evict either Kristen or Hayden. The remaining HouseGuests then compete in the fifth Head of Household competition.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 720: Janelle and James Nominated; Janelle wins PoV; George Nominated
      Janelle does it again (with a slight assist from Chilltown), winning the PoV and removing herself from the block. Boogie taps George as her replacement, and James feels he is sitting pretty as his LOD allies rule the house.
    • 7/19/09
      8.4
      With the new Head of Household, Ronnie, in power, will the "Brains" decide to honor their alliance with the "Athletes" and nominate two HouseGuests from the "Populars" or "Off-Beats" or will be see a further divide between the Brains/Athletes alliance? Also, a luxury competition determines who will be able to see a preview of a new movie.moreless
    • In this double eviction week, a seventh HouseGuest is evicted and the eighth Head of Household competition is held. Immediately afterwards, an entire week of Big Brother will be played resulting in the eighth HouseGuest being evicted.
    • BB2 Ep #20
      BB2 Ep #20
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      8/21/01
      8.4
      The energy level of the entire House is down following Krista's eviction. Nicole calls her exit "the worst yet," and understands why Monica, Krista's closest friend, is upset. Monica says that her relationship with Krista created "safe space" for both of them away from the negative aspects of the game. Will takes her departure very badly, saying that he's embarrassed to be in the House and recalls that Krista could have nominated him when she was HoH in the second week, which would have resulted in his certain eviction. Bunky fears that he may have ruined dreams that Krista had for herself, which makes Hardy angry at Bunky. Hardy sees her eviction in practical terms, that she was a threat to him winning the game. Nicole bonds with the others on the patio, crying and yelling in frustration, upset at not having an outlet for eliminating tension. Will is confused by her reactions, saying that Krista's eviction was Nicole's doing. Later, Will cries, upset at himself, feeling like he "let Mike, Shannon and Krista down. Most importantly, I let myself down." Bunky gives Will comfort, but Will is down on himself, telling Bunky that "I couldn't stand up and do the right thing, even once." Will makes certain that Monica sees him crying, using it as a chance to bond with her. He tells Monica that he was intimidated by Hardy and Nicole into voting against Krista and tells Monica that her advice is the smartest thing he's heard anyone in the House say. In the Diary Room, Will says that he only told Monica that to get on her good side. In her own Diary Room entry, Monica says that she saw through Will's motivation, even though his crying was legitimate: "You think you'll sucker me in with the crying? Hell, no!" Outside, Bunky approaches Monica and tells her that he wants her to be one of the last three in the House. Monica tells him that she wants to evict Nicole and they agree they shouldn't let anyone know they are working together for their own protection. Bunky later says that he didn't tell Monica that Nicole was the other person he wanted to carry through to the end and hopes to convince Monica to work against Hardy, whom Bunky wants out next. The HouseGuests convene at the trampoline and talk about the things they miss most from the outside world. They all agree that they would love to be able to watch a movie, which ties in to the next Head of Household Competition. Bunky acts as the emcee, directing the group to the storage room to get dressed in orange jumpsuits, which Will comments make them look like "firemen-slash-strippers." The Competition is called "Blockbuster" and involves the HouseGuests breaking through blocks of ice to get at movie tickets frozen inside. The first person to remove their ticket and drop it into a ticket bin wins the screening of a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Given tools, Monica and Bunky use buckets to pour water over the ice to melt it and pull out to large leads over the others, who chip away with hatchet handles. Bunky gets his ticket out first and quietly walks it over, winning the Competition. Inside, the group is told that the film is the summer blockbuster "American Pie 2," and that Bunky can choose another HG to watch it with him. After asking the others why they should be the one, Bunky chooses Monica. The HoH room is transformed into a movie theater, complete with popcorn machine, candy counter, theater seats and projection TV. As Monica and Bunky laugh at the hysterical movie and enjoy their treats, the others exercise in the backyard. All eyes soon return to the game as Will notes that when someone is evicted "new alliances are formed and old ones are strained." Bunky and Will discuss their common goal of eliminating Hardy, with Bunky telling a story of Hardy purposely hitting balls over the fence after Bunky asked him not to. What upsets Bunky more is that Hardy came to him after that and kissed him on the cheek to apologize, which Bunky felt was Hardy's way of using Bunky's homosexuality against him. As a player, Bunky regards Hardy as "the total package," the HouseGuest with the best chance to win the game. He feels that if he gets Hardy out of the House before he goes, he'd be happy, knowing he did better than such a strong player. Hardy though, is on a mission of his own. He talks to Monica, saying that Will has to be the next person to go, then has a parallel conversation with Bunky. Hardy reminds both of them that he's nominated Will twice and hopes that "the third time's the charm." Nicole tells Hardy that Will is trying his best to sabotage their friendship, while Will is working on getting Nicole to turn against Hardy. Will has come to believe that "the person most concerned with money is Hardy. I'm realizing that there are worse people in the House than me." Julie Chen helps the HouseGuests through the latest Food Competition, which is in two parts. The first part is easy: find a hidden jar of peanut butter. Each person is then called into the Diary Room, one at a time, starting with Bunky. Julie offers Bunky a cash payment of $2500 for the House to eat PB and J for five days. Nobody will know if he takes the deal unless he tells the group himself. Bunky says no, but Julie counter-offers $5000 for four days of PB and J. Bunky deliberates, then says yes, since nobody will find out. The same offer is made to Nicole, who quickly turns it down at $2500 and debates for a moment at $5000, but says no again. Julie reminds her that only the top two finishers in the Big Brother game will win any money, and offers her $7500 for 3 days. Again, Nicole says no, and as leaving, says, "If anyone takes this, I'll kill them." Hardy declines the first two offers, but caves in at the $7500 offer. Monica refuses all three offers, believing that it's too deep into the game to do something like that. Will also snubs all three offers, saying, "For the first time in my life, I'm going to do the right thing." From the living room, each HouseGuest is called to a telephone where Julie informs them of their status. With both Bunky and Hardy taking the offer, the money goes to Bunky, by virtue of a lower number printed inside the lid of his peanut butter jar. Julie informs the group as a whole that one of them did take the deal for $5000 and four days of PB and J. Immediately, everyone starts to try and figure out who did it. Nicole thinks it was Monica, saying that Monica wouldn't look her in the eye when she left the Diary Room. Hardy laughs that whoever took it didn't even get the best deal, since he was offered more money and less time. Will tells the group that, even if they don't find out who took the deal, the evicted HouseGuests watching at home know and won't vote for that person in the Finals. Ironically, Will says that he doesn't think it was Bunky since Bunky would have started to cry already. Hardy tells the group that he did accept a deal for $7500 and 3 days, which angers the rest of the group. Nicole thinks that Hardy sold out and Monica wondered if this is what Hardy would do to the group for $7500, what would he do to them for $500,000? Will is more direct, calling Hardy's character into question, saying, "It doesn't surprise me that he took it. He's a bigger liar than me, but won't admit it. He stabbed Kent in the back, he stabbed Krista in the back…"moreless
    • BB3 Ep #10
      BB3 Ep #10
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      7/31/02
      8.4
      IT'S ALL ABOUT AMY Sharing the Diary Room after their nomination, Amy and Marcellas say, in no uncertain terms, that they're mad at having been nominated. Amy thinks it was tacky of Roddy to single her out during the nomination, saying he wants her out of the House. She thinks it's tackier, however, that he came to them and apologized right afterwards. Amy blames her nomination on Chiara's possessiveness when it comes to Roddy and Eric agrees, saying she was put up because of the "soap opera with Chiara." Roddy approaches Marcellas and Amy a second time to apologize, but Marcellas brushes him off, saying, "We can't make this feel better for you, but you really need to go away from us." Disheartened by the dismissal, Roddy reminds Marcellas that he nominated Tonya for eviction and should know how he feels. Inside, Roddy tells Chiara and Lisa that because of this, the last doubts he had about evicting Amy are gone. Marcellas approaches Roddy to speak his mind, saying he thinks Amy made mistakes in the game and that he's concerned about being nominated, because twice already the "decoy" nominee has been the one evicted. Despite Roddy's attempts to soothe his fears, Marcellas still sees his nomination as a veiled threat. Still conflicted, Marcellas says he wants to believe Roddy but doesn't, and thinks he'll be evicted on Thursday. CURSE OF THE MAP ROOM Marcellas further believes his fate is sealed simply by his location in the House. He's taken to sharing the double bed with Chiara in the Map Room, a location previously occupied by Lori and Tonya, the first two evictees. Also, the black and white photos of the departed Lori and Tonya bracket his picture on the Picture Wall. In addition to discussing whether or not the bed she sleeps in cursed, another hot topic in the House is Chiara's freedom in discussing intimate details of her life. Watching Chiara play a game of "I Never," Amy is "appalled" at some of the things Chiara is willing to reveal about herself. To Josh, it's not a big deal, and Roddy calls it "entertainment," adding that it's Chiara's strategy to use her femininity in the game. Marcellas doesn't share Amy's harsh opinion of Chiara, but does agree that Josh winning the Veto Competition is the key to survival. Josh says he knows Amy wants him to win and expects to be saved from nomination as a result, but he says he's not sure if he'd do it. Marcellas pledges to save Amy if he wins the Veto and says he wants to go out "in a blaze of glory." A NEW POWER RISES Danielle says her strategy from the beginning was to ally herself with one person and stick with them, no matter what. As a result, her bond with Jason is very strong. They discuss their moves over games of cards, but only start to really play as cover whenever another HouseGuest comes into earshot. Jason, regarded as a total innocent, points out to Danielle that Roddy's only weakness in the game is his relationship with Chiara. Because they accept him, Jason digs for information from Roddy, Eric, Lisa, Chiara and Josh, while Danielle sticks with Gerry, Marcellas and Amy to find out what they're thinking. Together, they have access to everyone in the House. Jason targets Roddy as the biggest threat and Roddy, oblivious, says that he trusts Jason "as much as any human being I've met in my life." Additionally, Roddy says that he'd be "in awe" of Jason if he had tricked everyone into thinking he wasn't playing the game deviously. A BREAK FROM THE DRAMA Taking a break from strategy discussion, Chiara tells Danielle in the hammock that she has feelings for Roddy that she hasn't had for anyone in five years. Danielle ticks off Roddy's good points, concluding that he's "perfect." Lisa joins the conversation and expresses surprise at the depth of Chiara's feelings, which include discussing why she thinks Roddy will make a good father and picking baby names that sound good matched with his last name. Perhaps inspired by this romance and Eric and Lisa's budding romance, the second America's Choice question asks voters to decide which HouseGuest will have a private, gourmet dinner date with the HouseGuest of their choice. Marcellas wins and takes Amy into the lushly decorated Diary Room for a bountiful feast of lobster and scallops. Amy dominates the conversation, gossiping about the other HouseGuests and telling Marcellas some sad stories of her life. Later, Marcellas calls the experience "bittersweet" because he knows, barring the Veto, that one of them will soon be gone from the House. ALLIANCES COME, ALLIANCES GO That night Danielle approaches Marcellas with an idea about how to dominate the game. Noting that the couples have control of things, Danielle proposes an alliance between her, Marcellas, Jason, Gerry and an increasingly disenchanted Josh to gain strength in numbers. Marcellas agrees when Jason comes into the room and pledges his loyalty. They decide to go after the couples, while keeping the troika of Jason, Danielle and Marcellas as the core members of the new group. Chiara approaches Danielle and feels her out about joining the all-girl alliance with her and Lisa. Chiara explains that the girls come first to her in the game and that Roddy, as a fierce competitor, would understand if she voted along gender lines, rather than personal preference. Lisa declares that guys wouldn't suspect their alliance for a while, but unbeknownst to the girls, Roddy, Eric and Josh are having the same conversation about them. Eric thinks the guys have the advantage, reasoning that because the girls have initiated all the altercations in the House thus far, they won't be able to work together well enough to beat the guys. Josh thinks Chiara and Lisa are "complete morons" for concerning themselves with gender equity at the expense of their original Group of Six agreement. THE VETO COMPETITION With groupings changing in the blink of an eye, the HouseGuests compete in the next Veto Competition, called "Pool Sharks." The HouseGuests find an oversized pool table covering the backyard. Using a croquet mallet and volleyball instead of a stick and cue ball, the HouseGuests attempt to knock clear plastic balls, each decorated with a HouseGuest's face, into the only hole that leads into the swimming pool. The HouseGuest with the last remaining ball on the table wins the Power of Veto. When only Chiara, Eric and Marcellas remain on the board, Roddy plays defense, knocking Chiara's ball away from the hole. Marcellas is eliminated next, then Chiara, giving Eric the Power of Veto. Roddy tells Eric that after the Competition Josh confronted him, wanting to know why he saved Chiara. Roddy and Eric talk, deciding that Josh is becoming more of a liability than they're comfortable with. Eric tells Roddy that when the time comes, he'll "have no problem about axing him." THE VETO MEETING Roddy and Amy make amends over cigars by the hot tub, with Amy telling Roddy that she's learned her lesson about selfishness and understands why she was nominated. At the Veto Meeting, Amy faux grovels at Eric's feet, pleading to be saved, but then says seriously that she knows he's already made up his mind. Marcellas says nothing at all to Eric, just sits in his seat, staring straight ahead. Eric decides not to use the Veto Power, saying that it was a move made in his own best interests. Knowing that they're still on the block, Marcellas blames his own position on Amy's actions and his close bond with her. With no opportunity to be pardoned, either Amy or Marcellas will be evicted Thursday night.moreless
    • BB6 Episode 9: Live Eviction 3
      BB6 Episode 9: Live Eviction 3
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      7/28/05
      8.4
      Things begin to cool down in the house when the houseguests gather around in the living room and spill most - if not all - of their secrets; they share the identity of their secret partner (only Ivette & Beau and April & Jennifer hold back), their sexuality (Eric drags it out of Ivette), and their true professions and ages (James was never a 27-year-old high school professor: he's actually 29). Atfter some laughs, it's back to business on eviction night as the players cast their votes. Host Julie Chen reveals live that the majority of the contestants voted to evict Eric, who had been taking a strong leadership position in the house. At the Head of Household competition, Kaysar, though reluctantly, hands the reigns to Maggie, the new HoH. Now that the power has shifted, what will happen? Who will stay? And who will go home?moreless
    • Big Brother 9: PoV Competition #3
      Season 9 - Episode 10
      3/4/08
      8.4
      The nominees, the co-HoHs and another HouseGuest vie for the Power of Veto.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 707: Will and George Nominated
      7/23/06
      8.4
      As S-6 remain in power for another week, the floaters and Chilltown take stock and pucker up to remain in the game. Chicken George and Will are on the block as James sets his sites on two subversive players.
    • BB5 Episode 1: Season Premiere
      BB5 Episode 1: Season Premiere
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      7/6/04
      8.4
      Let the games begin. It's the first show of a new BIG BROTHER season, and this year's theme is Do Not Assume. Project DNA for short. Nothing is as it seems. Everything is open to interpretation. With BIG BROTHER 5, you never know who you're living with for the summer.
    • Following Lawon's eviction and subsequent loss to Brendon in the competition that allowed Brendon to re-enter the Big Brother game, the HouseGuests vie in the Head of Household competition.


      The Head of Household then must nominate two of his/her fellow HouseGuests for eviction.

    • After Porsche won the Head of Household competition and opened Pandora's Box, she unleashed the "duo" twist for the week.

      Porsche was thus forced to nominate HouseGuests as a pair (with such pairs being assembled last episode).

      The HouseGuests then competed for the Power of Veto.

    • BB6 Episode 10: 4th Nominations
      BB6 Episode 10: 4th Nominations
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      7/30/05
      8.4
      Maggie attempts to wreak havoc on the house after Eric's eviction by trying to take out a power player in the house with her nominations. However, before the ceremony is the food competition, where the entire house wins food for all seven days of the week, as well as the final two numbers of the combination on the safe in the Gold Room. The houseguests successfully open the safe and are surprised with PB&J sandwiches. One contains a PB&J pass, ensuring one person no more weeks of eating only PB&J. At the nomination ceremony, after negotiating with Sarah, James, Rachel, and Howie, Maggie puts up James and Kaysar for elimination. Will one of them win the Golden Power of Veto on Tuesday? And if they do, what will happen to Maggie's plan?moreless
    • Big Brother 8: PoV Competiton #3
      Season 8 - Episode 9
      7/24/07
      8.4
      Current Head of Household, Dick, and the two nominees, Kail and Jen, battle for the golden power of veto.
    • Julie surprised the HouseGuests by announcing that another HouseGuest would be evicted on this Wednesday night episode.

      First, the Power of Veto competition was held. The winner would not only receive the golden power of veto, but would also win a "luxury" prize.

      Following the veto ceremony, the HouseGuests voted to evict yet another of their roommates.

      Finally, the eleventh Head of Household competition is held.

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    • BB7 - All-Stars: Janelle wins Veto
      7/11/06
      8.4
      "Chilltown" plots against Ali to make sure she goes home, while Danielle does damage control with the Season 6 Alliance and others after her disasterous first moves in the house. Later, the season's 1st veto competition is won by Janelle, who keeps in place her and Jase's nominations.
    • Big Brother 8: PoV Competition #2
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      7/17/07
      8.3
      The two nominees, Jen (the current Head of Household), and their partners all compete for the Golden Power of Veto.
    • Big Brother 10: PoV Competition #4
      Season 10 - Episode 11
      8/5/08
      8.3
      The HouseGuests compete in the fourth Power of Veto Competition.
    • After Ian won the endurance-based Head of Household competition, he nominated Frank and Jenn C. for eviction, and thereby reuniting the "Quack Pack."

      Now, Ian, Frank, Jenn and three other HouseGuests must vie for the Power of Veto.

    • Episode 24
      Season 15 - Episode 24
      8/21/13
      8.3
      Helen and Elissa fight for their lives in the veto compitition. Plus Aaryn and Amanda go head to head. (TV-PG L)
    • Who was the first HouseGuest evicted from the Big Brother 11 house - Braden or Chima? Braden was backdoored after Russell, the PoV winner, removed Lydia from the block and Chima was originally nominated as a pawn to throw the other HouseGuests off the track of sensing an Athletes/Brains alliance. After the eviction, the second Head of Household competition was held.moreless
    • Following Rachel's nomination of Porsche and Keith for eviction, the three of them and three others vie for the Power of Veto.
    • 3/16/08
      8.3
      The Head of Household nominates the fifth set of HouseGuests for eviction.
    • BB6 Episode 4: 2nd Nominations
      BB6 Episode 4: 2nd Nominations
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      7/16/05
      8.3
      Eric, the new Head of Household, appears to be growing thin on many of the houseguests. His emotional breakdowns, "inspired" speeches, and random accusations are becoming annoying for several of the other players. Amidst a fun relaxation period - Ivette invents a slip-and-slide out of trashbags - Eric points the finger at Michael for being too attatched to Janelle. During the Food Competition, the house is rewarded with snacks & sweets, breads & cereals, and beer & wine, making for some rather happy houseguests. At the nomination ceremony, Eric's suspicions about Michael come to a head when he nominates him and Janelle for eviction.moreless
    • The first ever winter edition of Big Brother begins with the theme being, "Til Death Do Us Part."

      The 16 houseguests are introduced and right away the fighting begins.

      The first Power Couple Competition is held a the first ever "Power Couple" is named.
    • BB6 Episode 6: Live Eviction 2
      BB6 Episode 6: Live Eviction 2
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      7/21/05
      8.3
      As their time in the house together winds down, Michael and Janelle's flirtation evolves into a deep attraction, involving lots of displays of affection. As the two fight to keep their romance under wraps, things smooth over between Eric and Michael, as both forgive each other and things move on. Michael, sure of his fate, advises Janelle to listen to Kaysar next week, and sure enough, the houseguests vote, almost unanimously, to evict Michael from the Big Brother 6 house. In the third Head of Household competition of the summer, Kaysar comes out victorious, truly turning the tables on the large alliance in the house. The power has changed hands.moreless
    • 7/12/09
      8.3
      As the HouseGuests start their strategy gameplan and with the "Athletes" safe from nomination, the first Head of Household, Jessie, makes the first set of nominations from either the "Brains," "Populars" or "Off-Beats."
    • BB6 Episode 23: Eviction 9 & 10th Nominations
      9/1/05
      8.3
      James all but faces the fact that April has him cornered - she, with the help of the rest of the house, has successfully "backdoored" him, giving him no chance of saving himself. Still, he doesn't give up without a fight. Trying to work his manipulation magic on Janelle, Ivette, and Beau looks as if it may work, but at the live vote, James is evicted unanimously, and is given some rather comforting, if not a little relieved, goodbye messages. After the eviction, host Julie Chen reveals that this week is a Double Eviction week, and that the new Head-of-Household, Howie, who narrowly wins the competition, will only stay in that position for 48 hours. Howie is forced to make his nominations live, on-air, and does so strategically, by attempting to break up the last pair in the house, Ivette and Beau, giving both of them nominations.moreless
    • With Ronnie and Lydia on the block, courtesy of the Head of Household, Russell, will either of them win the Power of Veto and save themselves? Or will someone else win and use the veto to save them?
    • BB2 Ep #10
      BB2 Ep #10
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      7/26/01
      8.3
      Shannon has decided to convince the HouseGuests to evict her instead of Will, directly soliciting their votes. Shannon asks Nicole and others to vote for her to "take the power from Hardy." With 6 HouseGuests voting, Hardy knows that as the Head of Household, he'll cast the deciding vote in case of a tie. He asks Monica to vote to evict Will, planning to get Kent and Bunky to do the same. Monica agrees, noting that Will thinks of her as a target, therefore is more of a threat to her than Shannon.Hardy moves on to Kent, explaining that he wants to rub it in Chill Town's face when he decides who leaves. Kent agrees to the plan, liking the idea of rubbing salt in the wound. Knowing their time is short, Shannon and Will go on a "date" with the help of their housemates. They dress in nice clothes, sit at a private table and eat a meal prepared for them by Nicole.The date is important, according to Mike, because they're falling in love but know one of them is leaving the house. Will says meeting Shannon has made him a "softer, more caring human" and that there are things "more important than money." Their romantic evening is rated a perfect 10 by Shannon, and both talk in terms of their future together. With the first eviction vote, Mike Boogie raps his goodbye to Shannon.moreless
    • BB2 Ep #15
      BB2 Ep #15
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      8/7/01
      8.3
      The last traces of friendship between Hardy and Kent begin to disintegrate as Hardy tells Kent that he meant what he said about him during nomination. Kent says he understands, but calls Hardy a "hard-hearted phony just like all the rest." The other nominee, Will, seems to skating by, but Hardy reminds him he should "feel safe, but not that safe." Krista indicates that nominating Will was a move to ensure Kent's eviction, which shows how far Will has come since Chill Town was disbanded. Kent thanks Bunky "for being a good friend since I got here," but Bunky is asking everyone how they want him to vote. Nicole and Hardy separately tell him to "vote his conscience," which Bunky finds suspicious and makes him suspect he's been excluded from the plan, marking him as the next to go. Nicole tells Kent she threw the HoH competition so she wouldn't be forced to nominate Kent, who wonders if Bunky is moving against him. Nicole tells Hardy she wants to vote to evict Will out of loyalty to Kent, but Hardy says she shouldn't because that gives Kent a chance to nominate them later. Will is angry after costing the men the latest Luxury Competition, (Will on the game ) but not as angry as Bunky gets later. Monica and Nicole play backgammon on the patio, while Bunky takes a nap inside. Their shouts wake him and he comes outside. Monica asks where he was sleeping and Bunky replies, "It doesn't matter where I am. I'm trying to sleep." Bunky leaves and Monica says, "It's not what you say; it's how you say it." Nicole agrees, saying that Bunky has been snapping like that all week. Later, Bunky eats with Kent inside while the others are all out back. Kent waits for Nicole to come into the kitchen and says, "I can't wait to get away from all this phony bullshit." Nicole goes outside and loudly complains about Kent to everyone, while Kent sits inside and laughs at her complaints. Bunky believes that "Hardy's harem feels so guilty about evicting me next week that they can't look at me" and that's why people aren't including him. Asking Monica what he's done, Monica tells Bunky that he's throwing out negativity and getting upset when it comes back to him. Nicole is more direct, telling Bunky she's "so mad, I'll make you cry." Eventually, Nicole tells Bunky his sudden attitude is the root of the problem, but Kent comes along and argues with Nicole. He tells her that he's hurt she threw the HoH competition because it seems like she's gone against her word to evict Chill Town.moreless
    • BB2 Ep #19
      BB2 Ep #19
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      8/16/01
      8.3
      The latest round of nominations has thrown the House more out of balance than usual. Nicole has used her power as HoH to convince Hardy, Will and Bunky to vote Krista out, perceiving her to be a bigger threat than Monica. Talking to Will and Hardy, she says, "If you two vote the way you're supposed to vote, there's nothing to worry about." But things are never that simple in the House, as who is helping who is always the number-one topic of discussion. Krista believes Bunky is the swing vote and reminds him of the power he holds. She later tells him that her wish is to get a marble tombstone for her mother, and Bunky tells her that, no matter what, her wish will come true. Krista believes this is Bunky's way of telling her that she's set for eviction. Hardy starts to soften his stance, telling Nicole he doesn't want to be the bad guy and vote Krista out. Will's conscience begins to bother him also and he says that he at least wants to give Krista a sympathy vote. Hardy believes that Will has been disloyal to their allegiance and tells Nicole that Will told Krista she was going to be evicted.Will asks Nicole later if Hardy told her that and Nicole lies, telling him no. As controversy swirls around them, Krista and Monica wonder what their fate will be. Monica says that no matter who wins the game, "The money is dirty." Monica and Krista both have supportive family waiting for them at home. Monica's sister Melonie says that Monica is "the exciting one" and is always a leader, never a follower. Melonie believes that Monica has been laid back during the game because taking the lead would make enemies for her, but that Monica's recent angry outbursts are a result of things affecting her personally. Freddie, Krista's brother, says that Krista is a true Cajun woman and says, "We're different. We tell the truth." He says that his sister has been a great mother to Laken, having instilled in her strong values and morals. Both siblings agree that Krista and Monica have a deep friendship that will thrive outside of the House. At this point in their stay, the HouseGuests have their eyes on the prize and are starting to think of what they'll do with the money if they win. Krista wants to do something for a homeless man in her hometown and get a vehicle and house for herself. Bunky wants to take care of college education for his nieces and nephews, Nicole wants to renovate her home, and Monica wants to help her father pay off his house. Hardy thinks about buying a Harley for his brother, while Will wants to get "gold chains, jet skis, pork bellies, jewelry. Good, solid investments." Monica and Krista both have supportive family waiting for them at home. Monica's sister Melonie says that Monica is "the exciting one" and is always a leader, never a follower. Melonie believes that Monica has been laid back during the game because taking the lead would make enemies for her, but that Monica's recent angry outbursts are a result of things affecting her personally. Freddie, Krista's brother, says that Krista is a true Cajun woman and says, "We're different. We tell the truth." He says that his sister has been a great mother to Laken, having instilled in her strong values and morals. Both siblings agree that Krista and Monica have a deep friendship that will thrive outside of the House. (Will on Krista and Monica ) At this point in their stay, the HouseGuests have their eyes on the prize and are starting to think of what they'll do with the money if they win. Krista wants to do something for a homeless man in her hometown and get a vehicle and house for herself. Bunky wants to take care of college education for his nieces and nephews, Nicole wants to renovate her home, and Monica wants to help her father pay off his house. Hardy thinks about buying a Harley for his brother, while Will wants to get "gold chains, jet skis, pork bellies, jewelry. Good, solid investments." Talking to the HouseGuests, host Julie Chen asks Hardy how Nicole did as the HoH. He said she did a "phenomenal job" but that because of the live voting that night, things were more tense in the House than usual. Will tells Julie that he considers himself fortunate to still be in the House and that he's been "squeaking by every week." As the nominees, Krista and Monica have the chance to make a last-ditch speech to try and save themselves, since the HouseGuests haven't voted yet. Krista thanks her friends and family from home and says that "Friends and people in my life are more valuable than money." Monica is even-keeled, believing that no matter what happens, "Being in this chair doesn't change my destiny." As the person who put Krista and Monica in those chairs, Nicole has become the most powerful person in the House. All of the HouseGuests, past and present, have had something to say about her "loud and bossy ways." Nicole feels being nominated the first week and surviving has been beneficial to her strategy, because it sent her into "vengeful mode." Since then she has taken on the Mom role in the House, responsible for the majority of the cooking and cleaning. This has allowed her to place "everyone at her beck and call," according to Will. Bunky goes even further, calling himself "Nicole's puppet" and saying, "I vote the way Nicole says." Defending her aggressive tactics, Nicole says, "Everyone likes to win, I'm just more fierce." Despite her power, Nicole tells Julie that nominating Krista and Monica was "one of the worst things I've ever had to do." She believes that Monica and Krista were a group unto themselves and for strategy, she needed one to leave the House. The only way to accomplish that was to nominate them against each other. Nicole says that she has "a billion, trillion, zillion regrets" about the nominations and that she is afraid of revenge from whoever stays behind. "Revenge is out there, around every corner," she says. The first live votes are about to be cast. Bunky goes into the Diary Room first and starts to sob, saying, "Those people are my family and when we vote to evict one, it's like we're killing them." Bunky composes himself long enough to vote for evicting Krista, then breaks down again. He explains that he is a puppet for Nicole and Hardy and voted Krista out in order to stay in the game, afraid of being evicted next. Bunky leaves, ushering Hardy into the Diary Room. Hardy is tense and says that he couldn't play the game for other people anymore with what he's gone through in the House. Voting to evict Krista, Hardy says that Krista expressed a desire to go home, which was the final straw in his decision. With Krista's eviction decided, Will votes for Krista as well, making it unanimous. Will says, "There's an alliance in here that's stronger than people realize. To go against it, I'd be gone in a week."moreless
    • During the first live show of the summer of 2011, the first HouseGuest, either Keith or Porsche, is evicted from the Big Brother 13 house. Following the live eviction, the second Head of Household competition is held.
    • BB3 Ep #31
      BB3 Ep #31
      Season 3 - Episode 31
      9/21/02
      8.3
      Before returning to Part One of the ultimate HoH Competition, Jason explains that he evicted Amy because she was a better player than Lisa when it came to the Competitions. His strong ally Danielle agrees with Jason's actions, saying that she has loyalty to both Lisa and Jason, so she's fine with them both still being in the game. For her part, Lisa says she's "Not surprised, but relieved" that Jason kept her in the game. Outside, the HouseGuests are still being deluged by rain from BIG BROTHER's "deal" with Mother Nature. All three hands shiver as they desperately clutch their keys. Danielle says that when the rain first started, it was like being in the path of a storm. Jason notices that Lisa keeps her "game face" on the entire time, smiling broadly as if she wasn't bothered at all. Lisa says she got inspiration from her swimwear, the top of which belonged to her mother and the bottom that came from Eric. As another downpour starts up, Jason loses his focus and lets go of his key to put his rain hat on. As he gets out of the pool, he says he was "kicking himself," and that he felt he "could've gone the distance." With Jason out, the pressure of the alliance falls squarely on Danielle. She says she has to beat Lisa, and that if she takes her hand off the key, she's taking her hand off $500,000. As more rain comes down, Danielle starts to howl into the wind, trash-talking the storm to keep her spirits up. Lisa says that she was having a constant internal monologue, asking herself when she should approach Danielle regarding a deal. When the next monsoon starts up, Lisa asks Danielle if she has a secret deal with Jason. Danielle doesn't answer yes or no, but tells Lisa to keep holding onto her key because she doesn't know what Jason will do. Lisa reads between the lines and realizes Danielle is telling her that she does have a deal with Jason. Finally, during the next storm, a shivering Danielle gives her word to Lisa that they'll both go to the final two together if Danielle wins HoH, and Lisa reciprocates. After nearly four and a half hours, Danielle lets go of her key, giving Lisa round one and a bye to the HoH finals. Inside, while Lisa is showering to warm up, Danielle tells Jason about the deal she made in the pool, but adds that she was lying to Lisa, and still intends to keep him. Danielle says in the Diary Room that the money is the most important thing to her in the game, and that it "means more than either of them." Danielle races to the first station, the Memory Wall, where she puts the HouseGuests in order of their eviction. At the second station, she has to wash and dry a towel, filling the wash bucket to a certain level with water. She uses the outdoor shower, fills the bucket, dunks the towel, puts it through the ringer and throws it into the dryer before moving on to station three. At this station, Danielle faces her nemesis: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She makes a sandwich for herself and wolfs it down, then moves over to station four to arrange the HouseGuests in the order that they held the Power of Veto. The whistle sounds at the seven-minute mark, before she finishes the station, giving Danielle three points. After the Competition, Danielle says that she didn't throw the event, but that she'd "feel better if Jason won." Jason knows that Danielle has another deal with Lisa to go to the final two, and feels like he'll be evicted if he loses this competition. He struggles a little at the first station, going slower than he'd like, but makes up lost time at station two. At station three, he swallows his PB and J sandwich "pretty much without chewing it," which has given him a bit of a sore throat afterwards. Jason gets through station three and moves on station four, where he correctly arranges the pov order, then goes to the backyard for station five. He dives into the pool without removing his shirt or hat, and admits he gets distracted when he sees his hat floating next to him. Before he can start to arrange the HouseGuest photos he finds on the pool bottom in any sort of order, the whistle blows and his turn is over. From the studio, Julie Chen talks to Jason, Lisa and Danielle. Before telling them their scores, Julie asks Jason about his Round One mishap. Jason says he was distracted by something he saw in the sky and lost his focus. When the rain started to fall again, he explains, he simply let go of the key to grab his hat. Julie turns to Danielle and Lisa, who made it more than four times as long as Jason, and asks them how difficult it was to endure the cold and rain of the storm. Both are speechless when Julie asks them, but Danielle manages to tell Julie her shivering was real and that she was actually that cold. Lisa says it's actually worse now, because her muscles have gotten sore from being still so long. With Lisa guaranteed a spot in Round Three, Julie reveals the results of Round Two to Danielle and Jason. Jason successfully completed four of the stations to Danielle's three, putting him into Round Three and a chance to win the ultimate HoH title. With the final battle lines drawn, Julie asks Jason and Lisa if they've made up their minds regarding whom they'll evict if they win. Lisa and Jason both tell Julie that they have their minds made up.moreless
    • After the Head of Household competition, the HoH nominates the ninth set of HouseGuests for eviction.
    • BB3 Ep #19 (Two Hour Special)
      BB3 Ep #19 (Two Hour Special)
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      8/21/02
      8.3
      BB HOUSE BECOMES CROW'S NEST! Immediately after Josh's 5-0 eviction, Chiara says that she was afraid Roddy was going to be the one sent home when she heard the initial vote count. Roddy agrees, telling the group he was afraid he was the one about to get evicted unanimously, prompting Jason's realization that despite their friendship, Roddy doesn't trust him. While Marcellas was happy that Josh left, he feels "amazingly blessed" to have his good friend Amy back in the House. Lisa says she was happy to see Amy, but feels "selfish and greedy" about voting against bringing Eric back to the game. She says that in light of finding out Chiara voted to evict her, she wouldn't have been able to resume an alliance with Chiara, Roddy and Eric if he returned, and was afraid Eric wouldn't understand why she had changed her mind. Roddy, who quit the last HoH contest right after it began, is having regrets and blames his decision on feeling "nervous and sleepy" from having been nominated. Amy didn't quit the Competition and won HoH, which makes Chiara nervous because, as Lisa points out, Chiara nominated Marcellas and Amy for eviction. Roddy, sensing he might be nominated, doesn't talk directly to Amy, but instead turns to her closest ally Marcellas in an attempt to clear the air. Marcellas tells Roddy that he has the "taint" of Josh and Chiara's actions on him, and people consider him the mastermind behind their maneuvers. Roddy responds that he's playing the game in a straightforward manner, and worries that Marcellas doesn't understand that. Danielle gets suspicious of Roddy and Marcellas, and wonders if they have a secret pact. Marcellas talks privately with Danielle about Roddy, and Danielle calls Roddy "the devil." After Marcellas indicates discomfort about telling Amy outright to nominate Roddy, Danielle tells him to send Amy to her and she'll take care of it. FOOD & LUXURY, PART 1 Before the next Food Competition, the girls are asked to change into their swimsuits, while the guys are given new Speedo trunks to wear. Each HouseGuest is assigned a day of the week, then enters an enclosed booth where they have to catch 10 food vouchers that are blown around by fans in the floor. Whatever vouchers they catch have to be stuffed inside their bathing suits to count toward their total. If someone fails to catch 10 vouchers, the HouseGuests are on PB&J for that day of the week. Chiara goes first and gets only 7 vouchers, putting them on the Spartan diet for the rest of that day. Lisa goes next and gets 10, then Danielle gets 13, before Roddy gets his hands on only 7, giving them another day of just PB&J. Gerry gets things back on track with 11 vouchers, then does his triumphant "gorilla dance," much to Marcellas's horror. Jason gets 19 vouchers, the high for the day, followed by Marcellas, who collects 18. Amy goes into the booth and gets 10 vouchers, giving everyone food for the day that Roddy had lost for them. Also in the booth for the HouseGuests to try to catch were "luxury dollars," which they decide to pool together so Gerry can send his wife a 28th anniversary present. Touched by the group's generosity, Gerry says he's buying his wife an orange tree, and every time he eats one of the sweet oranges from the tree, he'll remember their gesture. LUXURY, PART 2: SURPRISE CONCERT WITH SHERYL CROW! Sitting at the dining room table, the HouseGuests declare their need for music. Lisa says she would take even some light elevator music playing in the background, and Danielle says they need music "for their soul and feet." Amy gathers the group for a Luxury Competition and tells them to dress for a "special night out." Their Luxury Competition goal is to find 18 CD cases that have been hidden around the House, then put them together as a jigsaw puzzle on the dining room table. While the rest of the HouseGuests tear the House apart looking for the cases, Lisa put together the puzzle which reads: "Sheryl Crow--Live in Backyard." As the HouseGuests read the completed puzzle, out in the backyard Sheryl Crow and her band launch into her 1994 smash hit "All I Wanna Do." The HouseGuests storm into the yard and find her on a full stage, with lights and a full sound system. They dance and laugh together, forgetting all thoughts about strategies and alliances for the time being. Chiara later says it was "nice to forget the game and just have fun." Roddy said Sheryl is a "beautiful woman" and that "all the boys noticed that." Jason summed up the overall sentiment of the House when he said, "A private concert with Sheryl Crow. It doesn't get any better than that." After her second song, "Soak Up the Sun," Sheryl sits down on the lip of the stage and talks to each of the HouseGuests individually. Roddy jokingly says later that she whispered into his ear that he shouldn't trust Gerry; he plans to alter his strategy accordingly. After dancing along to her latest single, "Steve McQueen," the HouseGuests wave goodbye to Sheryl and her band, while Marcellas proclaims this year's BIG BROTHER gang the "most spoiled cast in Reality TV history." THE DEVIL VS. THE SAINT Jason starts to worry that his habit of stuttering and fidgeting when nervous is starting to give away his strategy to anyone who's observant. But for the time being at least, others are focused on Roddy and Chiara and trying to get Amy to nominate them together for eviction. Marcellas explains to Amy that while she was gone, Chiara voted against her best friend Lisa, then tried to strong-arm him and Jason into voting how she wanted them to. With her own reasons to target Chiara, Amy listens to Danielle, who explains that Roddy needs to go because of his overall strength in the game. Amy tells Danielle that if everyone is committed to voting out Roddy, she wasn't going to nominate him because she wanted to send Chiara home and nobody else. Amy goes to Roddy and tells him that there's pressure to nominate him, but that she doesn't want to do it. Amy returns to Marcellas and tells him she's going to nominate Chiara and Jason to guarantee her departure. Sensing that things are afoot, Roddy invites Marcellas into the hot tub for a one-on-one chat. As Roddy strips down to his underwear to jump in, Marcellas later says he felt obliged to listen, if only just to be around Roddy, whom he calls "devastatingly handsome." Roddy offers Marcellas an opportunity to work together, which would guarantee them as the final two in the game. Marcellas accepts the offer and tells Roddy that he's "exhilarated" to be a part of it. Danielle approaches Amy in the HoH room, where Amy tells her she wants to nominate Chiara and Jason, calling it a match-up of "The Devil vs. The Saint." Danielle promises to "have a Holy gospel fit" if Jason leaves, but agrees when Amy promises to go after Roddy next week. NOMINATIONS On Nomination day, the whole House is nervous. Amy says preparing the Nomination box is the hardest thing she's done in the House, including leaving when she was evicted. Gathering everyone at the table, Amy declares that she wanted to win HoH to save herself, not to evict anyone else. She starts the ceremony by pulling Lisa's key, followed by Marcellas, Danielle, Gerry and Jason, leaving Chiara and Roddy as the nominees. Amy swears that her decision wasn't based on revenge, but that Chiara was the one she was "least close to" when she left the House and that Roddy was her "biggest supporter." Chiara storms out of the House to the hammock, where Lisa joins and comforts her. Chiara says she doesn't believe Amy's motive "wasn't revengeful," and that she had "no chance" of avoiding nomination. Amy tells Marcellas that there was too much at risk in the House by not nominating Roddy and Chiara together, saying that if she hadn't returned, someone else would have nominated them. Roddy comes to the HoH Room and tells Amy he understands her actions. Right after he leaves, Danielle comes to the HoH Room to commend Amy on a job well done. Outside, Roddy has joined Lisa and Chiara. He tells them that he thinks Danielle is after him, based on her body language after the nominations. THE VETO COMPETITION Despite the fact that Roddy is catching on to her, Danielle has a plan: to make Chiara and Roddy both think she's on their side and is gunning for the Veto Power, implying to both individually that she'll use it to save each of them. For the Veto Competition, the HouseGuests don swimsuits and swimming caps for a game called "Slippery Proposition." After getting oiled up, everybody takes a run down a Slip and Slide, with the Veto Power going to the HouseGuest who slides the farthest without going over the end line. During practice, Chiara worked the hardest to put herself into position to save Roddy, but when the Competition started, she went first and slid too far, just over the line. Amy slides next, going halfway down the chute, followed by Marcellas, who just barely beats Amy's mark. Roddy slides over the line on purpose and Chiara realizes it. Lisa slides only a third of the way down, then Jason who goes two-thirds of the way, then Danielle makes it three-quarters of the way down the track, giving her the lead. But Gerry becomes the first two-time Veto Competition winner by sliding just a few feet past Danielle's mark to win. With everyone unsure of what Gerry will do with the Veto, Chiara starts to panic about being nominated for eviction. She resents the fact that Amy, absent from the House for two weeks, is the one putting her up. Chiara is also upset that she wasn't able to compete in the last Head of Household Competition, which she feels robbed her of a chance to use her overall strategy in the game. Additionally, Chiara is rethinking her decision to evict Josh, believing that he would have voted to keep Tonya or Eric, both preferable choices to her. The animosity between Amy and Chiara starts to boil over as they each call the other "trash" to the other HouseGuests and say they don't have any respect for each other. Danielle realizes that Chiara is just nervous, and says, "If Eric had come back, she wouldn't have had any complaints." A SMORGASBORD OF STRATEGY Marcellas, aligned with Danielle, is becoming impatient with how hard Danielle pushes her agenda and how consistently she gets people to do her dirty work for her. Roddy notices that Danielle pushes the money aspect of the game a lot, and remarks to Chiara that Danielle's constant reference to wanting to win for her family is "the biggest con going" in the House. Roddy reminds them that while it's noble for Danielle to want to better her family's circumstances, that they're not in the "Make-a-Wish Foundation." Marcellas says that Danielle brings up wanting to win the money so often that he "almost doesn't want her to win." Lisa and Amy sit at the hot tub and discuss the upcoming eviction vote. Lisa says she's 50/50 on whom to vote for and wants Amy to help convince her. Lisa says she wants them both to go, but Amy rationalizes that Chiara should go first, because everyone is scared of Roddy and will vote to evict him down the line. Lisa concurs, and approaches Danielle, who also agrees to evict Chiara this week, then Roddy later on. In the HoH room, Danielle tells Amy that she's on board with the plan to vote out Chiara, and Amy renews her vow to evict Roddy once Chiara is gone. THE VETO MEETING Gerry opens the Veto Meeting by asking Roddy why he thinks Gerry should use the Veto to save him. Roddy doesn't make an argument and tells Gerry to leave things alone and let the House decide. Chiara also abstains from making a plea, saying she doesn't want to put Gerry through what she went through last week when she had the Veto Power. Gerry tells them that he's not using the Veto Power, simply because it's "better for me not to use it." After the quick meeting wraps up, Amy says she's thankful that Gerry was so "quick and efficient." But even after the Veto Meeting, things don't remain calm for long. Roddy tells Danielle that almost every HouseGuest except Jason has approached him and said that Danielle wants him out. As a result of this, Roddy also feels that Danielle has turned Jason against him so that he has "no support" in the House. Danielle denies it to Roddy's face, but in the Diary Room admits that he was right. Danielle tells Lisa about her conversation with Roddy, and says that Marcellas had to be the one who told Roddy, based on the words that he used. Danielle is convinced that Marcellas has "turned" and has to be evicted, but that first they have to distract Roddy from the fact that Lisa and Danielle are allies. Lisa suggests that they break their word to Amy and simply evict Roddy now that they have the chance.moreless
    • Big Brother 10: PoV Competition #3
      Season 10 - Episode 8
      7/29/08
      8.3
      The HouseGuests compete in the third PoV competition.
    • Following Head of Household, Kalia's, nominations of Rachel and Jeff for eviction, the three HouseGuests along with three others vie for the Golden Power of Veto.

    • Big Brother 13 - Season Premiere; HoH Competition #1
      A brand new set of HouseGuests returns for Big Brother's 13th season over the course of the summer of 2011. Also four pairs of past Big Brother "doubles" return. The HouseGuests are forced to play the game as "couples".
    • Big Brother 10: PoV Competition #7
      Season 10 - Episode 20
      8/26/08
      8.3
      The seventh Power of Veto Competition is held.
    • BB1 Ep #9
      BB1 Ep #9
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      7/15/00
      8.3
    • 2/17/08
      8.3
      The HoHs make the first set of nominations of this winter edition of Big Brother.
    • BB5 Episode 13: Live Eviction 4
      BB5 Episode 13: Live Eviction 4
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      8/5/04
      8.3
      In the most tightly contested vote of Big Brother 5, Scott, the virtual founder of the once-powerful Four Horsemen, is shown the door, but not before some aggressive lobbying by all the Horsemen, not the least of which is done by Scott himself. Scott's ouster isn't the only surprise, though, as Julie Chen reveals the "secret" HouseGuest, Natalie, and explains the Twin Twist to the rest of the house. Natalie, Adria's twin, joins her housemates for the HoH competition. During the competition, the houseguests are forced to put aside everything that went on that night, and focus on becoming the HoH, something that Nakomis does perfectly, winning her first title.moreless
    • 8/7/11
      8.3
      After Kalia won her first Head of Household competition, it seems as if the "newbies" and Daniele are in control of the house.

      In this episode, Kalia, as the new HoH, must nominate two of her fellow HouseGuests for eviction. The HouseGuests also competed in the "Have / Have Not Competition".moreless
    • With Kevin and Michele on the block, who will win the Power of Veto and will they use it to save one of the nominees. Also, the veto winner will cast the sole vote to evict the tenth HouseGuest. Then, part one of the final Head of Household competition begins.
    • BB2 Ep #29 Finale
      BB2 Ep #29 Finale
      Season 2 - Episode 36
      9/20/01
      8.3
    • Episode 18
      Season 15 - Episode 18
      8/7/13
      8.3
      America's pick for the third nominee will be named and all three must battle it out in the Veto competition. (TV-PG L)
    • BB7 - All-Stars: Diane, Nakomis Nom'd
      7/16/06
      8.2
      The S-6 Alliance are in firm control of their destiny, with Kaysar in the HoH Room and lieutenants Janelle and Howie protecting his back. But where is James and are they really in control? In a move that leaves Chilltown laughing out loud in the Dairy Room, Kaysar nominates dissenting voters (a.k.a. floaters) Nakomis and Diane onto the block.moreless
    • BB5 Episode 5: 2nd Nominations
      BB5 Episode 5: 2nd Nominations
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      7/17/04
      8.2
      Nomination day arrives, and Head of Household Marvin begins his deliberations. After a quick consultation with three of the Four Horsemen (not Michael), and a sit-down with Adria, Marvin calls the Nomination Ceremony to order. He makes a brief speech about how his nominations reflect the strength of the players he has nominated and begins the ceremony by removing Diane's key. After all of the keys but two are removed, his decision is obvious: Marvin has nominated Lori and Holly for eviction.moreless
    • The four remaining houseguests compete in the eleventh and final power of veto competition. Then, the eleventh houseguest is evicted by a sole vote. Finally, the final 3-part Head of Household competition begins.
    • 3/2/08
      8.2
      The third set of couples are nominated.
    • BB1 Ep #70
      BB1 Ep #70
      Season 1 - Episode 70
      8.2
    • Big Brother 9: Live Eviction #5; HoH Competition #6
      Another HouseGuest is evicted and the sixth Head of Household competition is held.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 709: Jase Out: Janelle HoH
      7/27/06
      8.2
      In the first unanimous decision of ALL-STARS, Jase is sent home in a 9-0 vote. Bodacious blonde bombshell Janelle takes the HoH crown once again, setting in motion the fourth week of S-6 dominance.
    • The second couple is evicted from the Big Brother 9 house and the second Head of Household competition is held.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 716: Danielle and Erika Nominated
      Danielle and Erika nominated.
    • Who will become the fourth Head of Household in this carry-over endurance HoH challenge and which two HouseGuests will they nominate for eviction? Also, which of the HouseGuests will become "Have Nots" for the week?
    • 8/9/09
      8.2
      Following Ronnie's eviction and Chima's HoH win, how will the HouseGuests divide and who will the new Head of Household nominate for eviction? Also, a surprise guest visits the house and instructs the HouseGuests to head to the backyard for the Luxury Competition.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 710: Erika and Boogie Nominated
      7/30/06
      8.2
      S-6's Janelle reigns as HoH for yet another week. Continuing Kaysar's plan of nominating the games Floaters (Erika), she also after Chilltown with the nomination of Mike "Boogie."
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 717: Danielle Wins PoV; Marcellas Nominated
      Danielle wins the PoV when her fellow LOD members throw her the competition, then removing herself from the block. Meanwhile, the Evil Doctor convinces HoH Janelle replace a now safe Danielle on the block, with Marcellas. The Legion of Doom gear up for another week of manipulation and speculation.
    • Big Brother 9: Season Finale
      Season 9 - Episode 35
      4/27/08
      8.2
      The Big Brother 9 season comes to an end as the winner is crowned and is awarded the $500,000 grand prize.
    • Big Brother 10: PoV Competition #9
      Season 10 - Episode 23
      9/2/08
      8.2
      The HouseGuests compete in the ninth Power of Veto competition.
    • Who will become the next Head of Household and with allies beginning to turn on one another, who will the new Head of Household nominate for evictions?
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 708: George Wins PoV; Jase Nominated
      In a move that leaves the HouseGuests silent, George wins the PoV and removes himself from the block. James wastes no time in showing an indignant Jase the back door to the block.
    • Episode 15
      Season 15 - Episode 15
      7/31/13
      8.2
      The Houseguests still have no idea that America is the MVP, and your nominee shocks the house! Also, it's a battle back in time for the veto. (TV-PG L)
    • Episode 29
      Season 15 - Episode 29
      9/1/13
      8.2
      Will the power shift as a new head of household is crowned? Plus, will 'Macranda' continue to run the game? (TV-PG L)
    • BB4 Ep #11:David Evicted; Alison HOH #4
      7/30/03
      8.2
      VETO PROVES ITS POWER After the Power of Veto meeting, tough New Yorker Dana shows a softer side as she sheds tears over Dave's nomination in the privacy of her HoH Room. Dave enters her room and assures her that he understands her decision, but later in the safety of the Diary Room, he's not quite as understanding, criticizing Dana for playing the game "emotionally." FBI Agent-turned-Big-Brother-HouseGuest Jack agrees with David's assessment of Dana, and remarks that Dana's "brains are in her panties." Meanwhile, Nathan's decision to go against HoH Dana by using the Power of Veto to save Alison has definitely made him a target. Dana's team of Exes (Jee, Robert and Justin) want Nathan to be the next one out, and the three approach nominee David with an offer: the three will vote to evict Jack, but only if David agrees to nominate Alison and Nathan if he wins the next Head of Household. Dave manages a vague response, and the meeting is adjourned. Jun, Dana, Robert, Jee and Justin weigh their eviction options, discussing the pros and cons of Jack and Dave. Meanwhile, Jack is assessing his present situation in the House, and calling on his FBI training to stay in the game another week. Agent Jack admits that he is "vulnerable," but he says the skills he gained as a Negotiator in the Bureau is a benefit: "I have to negotiate my very survival." Both Agent Jack and House Jester Dave are housemate Erika's "two favorite people," and Erika cries over the realization that one will leave the House. Through tears, Erika explains that she feels as though "two family members are up for eviction." Host Julie Chen greets the anxious HouseGuests, and asks Nathan if he has any regrets in his decision to use the Power of Veto to save Alison. Nathan replies that he is "happy" with his decision. But what about Alison? When Julie asks her what she meant at the Veto Meeting when she said she deserved a second chance, Alison says "Dana lied blatantly to my face." This gets a reaction from outspoken Dana, and the tension between the two players is palpable. JACK'S NO SLACKER BIG BROTHER 4 pays a visit to Jack's ex-wife and three daughters to investigate his life outside the House. Pat, his ex-wife, says that Jack is as "cool as a cucumber" and that he is the ultimate "manipulator." But how is Jack handling his role as the oldest person in a house full of twentysomethings? He says the House is "like a junior high prom" and that there's "a lot of energy, a lot of testosterone, a lot of women in heat." He is disappointed in his performances thus far in the competitions, but acknowledges that he "can't avoid" his age difference in the House. Of his paternal relationship with the beautiful Erika, he says he "would rather" Erika called him "dad" than have any other kind of a relationship with her. Both Erika and Jack's ex-wife comment on Jack's habit of sleeping on his back sans blankets, with his hands folded. Jack claims it's an old habit from 30 years spent sleeping lightly during surveillance, but also says he sleeps on his back in the House because he is afraid that Dana might stab him in the back. When Julie talks privately with reigning Head of Household Dana, she asks if Dana regrets her decision to nominate two people from the original alliance. Dana responds by saying her only regret is that she didn't nominate Nathan and Alison together, adding that Nathan has "a big target on him."moreless
    • Big Brother 9: PoV Competition #1
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      2/19/08
      8.2
      The houseguests compete in the first Power of Veto competition of the season.
    • Either Dick or Dustin will be the sixth houseguest to leave the Big Brother house. Find out who will win the seventh Head of Household competition.
    • Six HouseGuest, including the two nominees, Joe and Ashley, and the Head of Household, Shane, vie for the golden power of veto.

      Following the competition, the veto ceremony is held. The veto winner may chose to remove one of the nominees from the block.

    • BB2 Ep #13
      BB2 Ep #13
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      8/2/01
      8.1
      It hasn't been an easy week for Krista or Mike. Their relationship has made it hard for them to concentrate on surviving in the game. Krista says that she wishes she were nominated against anyone in the House besides Mike, and Mike says that Krista is someone in the House he cares for very deeply. As former Heads of Household, they also agree that they dislike the way Kent ran the game. On the back porch, Mike confronts Kent verbally, asking if Kent is "eyeballing me." They argue, with Kent telling Mike to "grow up," and Mike saying he's "pissed I had to spend a month with your complaining ass." Mike asks Kent how he'll explain his behavior to his kids and Kent warns him to leave his kids out of it. Later, Kent, feeling more comfortable, tells Hardy and Bunky that they "have to be the last three in here." Hardy tells this to Nicole, who turns around and asks Kent about it. Kent denies Hardy's version of events and says Hardy came to him saying exactly the same thing. Nicole knows she has caught one of them in a lie, but isn't sure who. Hardy says that Kent "has replaced Will on the hit list." Kent feels the tide turning against him and sits alone on the patio, talking to himself. He says, "They don't like me. I don't blame them. They're not cool, they're freaks. None of them can love."moreless
    • Head of Household, Rachel, her partner, Brendon, the two nominees, Adam and Dominic, and two others compete in the power of veto competition. Following the PoV competition, the veto ceremony is held.
    • BB5 Ep #21: Adria Wins POV; Cowboy Nominated
      8/24/04
      8.1
      ADRIA ACHIEVES PoV: COWBOY GOES UP IN HER PLACE After one of the stranger Power of Veto ceremonies, during which Adria first asks of her twin sister why she should be saved, then asks of herself why Adria should be saved--she announces that because Natalie has not been given a fair shake by the House, Adria will save herself. Nakomis puts up Cowboy in her place, hoping the rest of the HouseGuests won't consider him for eviction.moreless
    • Big Brother 9: PoV Competition #8
      Season 9 - Episode 24
      4/1/08
      8.1
      The eighth Power of Veto competition is held.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 722: Janelle and George Nominated
      8/27/06
      8.1
      Strategy talk and humorous moments, including Will and Janelle flirting and Will "making love to America" were shown before we see the messy "Birds and the Bees" food competition as well as the nomination ceremony in which Erika puts up her nemesis, Janelle, and a placeholder, George.
    • 8/21/11
      8.1

      The winner of the endurance-based Head of Household competition is crowned and thee new Head of Household must nominate two fellow HouseGuests for eviction.

    • Either Dominic or Adam is evicted in this, the second week of reign, by Head of Household, Rachel. Following the live eviction, the HouseGuests compete in the fourth Head of Household competition. Meanwhile, another twist promises to "shake-up" the Big Brother house.
    • 7/27/08
      8.1
      The third Head of Household nominates another set of HouseGuests for eviction.
    • Big Brother 9: Live Eviction #6; HoH Competition #7
      Another HouseGuest is evicted and the seventh Head of Household competition is held.
    • BB2 Ep #2
      BB2 Ep #2
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      7/7/01
      8.1
      Heavy is the head that wears the crown. The dark reality of having to nominate two of his housemates comes crashing down on Head of Household Mike. His scattershot focus on whom he's going to nominate ranges from Kent ("I'm getting sick of hearing Kent's voice") to Autumn ("She's getting on my nerves"), from Hardy ("I like him, but he's expendable") to Nicole (calling her his "number one AND number two choice"). Nicole has others in the house upset as well. People say they're tired of her loud and opinionated ways. And she feels the pressure, too. She laments not being able to get to know Mike (calling him "Slim Shady"), and thinks that will count against her when the time comes for nominations. Meanwhile, Bunky is coming out of the closet to the others, starting with Autumn. He shows her a family picture of him and his husband. He's afraid of being evicted by the guys when they find out, and is relieved when Autumn is supportive. Knowing Nicole is under the gun, Bunky approaches her about getting a "6 girls and a gay guy" alliance together to vote out the men. They both agree that Will would be their first target if they all voted together. With the first Luxury Competition looming, Nicole becomes a focal point once again. She tells of her "phobia about bathing in other people's dirt," an issue that keeps her from enjoying the house pool. That phobia is about to get a workout. In the backyard is an inflatable pool filled with mud. Hidden in the pool are 24 keys, 12 blank and 12 with HouseGuest names on them. Mike, the HoH, will jump into the pool. When he finds a key, that key's HouseGuest comes into the pool to join the search. When all 12 name keys are found, the HouseGuests have to pile out and back to their starting positions, in under 6 minutes. If successful, the HouseGuests win access to the backyard hot tub. If not, the tub is locked for 2 weeks. The group is successful, due in no small part to Nicole. Despite her phobia, she doesn't hesitate to leap into the pool when her name is called. Even her most avid critics recognize that she's making an effort to bond with people she's offended. "I came on too strong. I want to get to know people," she says. She reaches out for a "one on one" with Hardy and sets aside time to bond with Justin. Most importantly, Mike notes: "Nicole made great strides in trying to connect with everyone." With Nicole out of the crosshairs, Mike turns his attentions to Kent. As Will notes, Kent "snores like a freak." It sounds funny, but his booming snores keep everyone from getting their beauty sleep. To compensate, Hardy stays good-looking by exercising intensely in the backyard. Jumping rope, lifting weights, more jumping rope, Hardy keeps in shape with a regimen that would make Schwarzenegger proud. Kent and Nicole don't help their causes that night when the rest of the HouseGuests pile into the hot tub to let off some steam. Mike devises a game where strawberries and whipped cream will pass mouth to mouth around the hot tub. Kent and Nicole choose not to take part in the game, leading to a perceived 10 on 2 conflict. Nicole says she has "too much respect for her life and husband to turn into someone's plaything," while Kent feels like the "quintessential voyeur" watching them play their sexy game. While Will and Shannon start to get closer to one another, sharing company and a bed at the end of the day, Autumn is alienating others. Hardy refers to her neediness issues. Autumn cries in her bed, then later says outright: "I try not to be a big whiner." Mike, who has the most important point of view in the house, warns that "Autumn better watch herself in the next 16 to 24 hours. She comes on strong, like a child." On the opposite side is Sheryl, whom Krista calls the "sweetie of the group." Nobody has bad words about Sheryl. It's time for the first nominations. There are 12 keys, one for each HouseGuest with their name on it. The Nomination Box has 12 slots. Mike puts the keys of the 10 safe HouseGuests into the box and the two nominated keys into a velvet sack. With the Nomination Box in the center of the dining room table, the HouseGuests gather around. Mike pulls the first key, Bunky's, meaning that Bunky is safe from nomination. One by one, the HouseGuest keys are pulled, revealing Sheryl and Nicole as the first two nominees for eviction. Mike says he picked Sheryl because she's the "most likeable" person in the house and by "putting someone who is likeable against someone who's not" he's being a one-man jury in stacking the deck against Nicole. But Kent says Sheryl is a definite threat to win the game, meaning Mike's plan might backfire. Either way, Sheryl's not at ease with the nomination. "I don't think anything is safe or sacred," she says. Nicole sees right through Mike's nomination strategy, saying that she feels a war coming in the house. What kind of strategy will she use to escape eviction? How will the tension change the house dynamic? How will Sheryl try to appease those who see her as a threat?moreless
    • BB2 Ep #28
      BB2 Ep #28
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      9/18/01
      8.1
      Part of what makes BIG BROTHER 2 unique is that it's competitors are isolated completely from the outside world with only each other for interaction. However, due to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the BIG BROTHER 2 producers broke from this idea and informed the HouseGuests of what had happened. Monica was called to the Diary Room, by herself at first, and was informed of the events at the World Trade Center where her cousin Tamitha worked and remains unaccounted for. Producers were already in touch with her family and promised to relay messages back and forth to keep her up to date on the situation. Bringing Will and Nicole into the Diary Room, the producers informed them that their families had been contacted and everyone in their families were OK after the attacks. Like all Americans, the HouseGuests discussed the tragedies occuring at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. Nicole and Will were both amazed at the strength Monica displayed after hearing that her cousin is missing. Monica says, "What's important to me is that my family in New York is taking care of that business. If I leave or stay, if they can't get here, it's not important to me." Round Two of the final Head of Household Competition sees Monica eliminated from contention, leaving the decision of who the finalists will be to whoever wins Round Three. From those final two HouseGuests, one winner will be chosen by the Jury, which consists of all the other evicted BIG BROTHER 2 HouseGuests, each of whom is busy with living their lives as celebrities. Mike Boogie says it was a tough adjustment leaving the House, but that he's now OK. He gives Nicole "mad kudos" for her success in the game and says that he and Krista are trying to figure out how they fit in each other's lives. He has recently taped an appearance on the Monday night CBS comedy YES, DEAR. Shannon has been playing volleyball in Hermosa Beach and loves talking about the show to anyone who approaches her. She has no regrets about the "Hardy toothbrush incident," saying that Hardy is a "bully." At this point, she doesn't know where her relationships with Will or Jim will lead her. Autumn reveals that prior to coming into the House she was diagnosed with Graves Disease, a thyroid condition that led to a rapid weight gain. She's lost 9 pounds since leaving the House and is working on recording a CD. Sheryl calls her early eviction a "mixed blessing" because upon leaving the House, she was told by her doctor that she has breast cancer. He recommends a mastectomy, which Sheryl schedules, and her doctor tells her that by being proactive, she'll "probably never have to see us again." Despite this horrible news, Sheryl remains optimistic, saying "With positive feelings, you can conquer everything." On the eve of the last HoH Competition, both Will and Nicole are thinking about throwing the contest, with the idea that whoever wins will be "the bad guy" and sway the votes in the Finals. Nicole approaches Will with the offer that they both try to win the title and Will agrees. Moments later, however, he looks to the camera and whispers "I'm gonna cut her," meaning that he wasn't planning on honoring that agreement. With all of this in mind, Monica says, "It's not a good feeling, my fate in their hands." Julie talks to the group, assembled in the living room, asking Monica how she's doing. Monica replies that she's "keeping the faith, praying and keeping a positive attitude." Regarding what it feels like to be in the final three, Nicole says she hasn't thought about it much, due to what's going on in the nation, but that overall, with only three of them left, it's more like hanging out at an apartment, rather than a game. Will agrees, saying "We don't know exactly what's going on, but we sense the sorrow, and our wishes and thoughts go out to America." Kent, Hardy, Krista and Bunky are still adjusting to their newfound notoriety. Hardy and Bunky are both happy to be home, in York, PA, and with Greg, respectively. Kent says his life after the House has been "exciting," while Krista says she gets recognized everywhere she goes. Kent, having given up smoking in the House, says "I'm a non-smoker and will remain that way." Bunky says it "feels good to say I told you so" to Hardy and Nicole for kicking him out instead of Will. Hardy thinks that watching Will's Diary Room entries are the most eye-opening thing he's seen about the game and marvels at "the insanity that goes on inside that boy's head." Krista is moving on to new things, first saying "it's hard to fathom going back to being a waitress," adding, "I want to thank everybody, it was great. Look for me in the future because I plan on going big." After Hardy says he can't wait to see who emerges as the last HoH, Kent says, "I could care less which one of those freaks wins this game." The last HoH competition involves seven questions from Julie about everything that they've experienced in the Big Brother House. Will and Nicole write their answers on a dry erase board and get one point for each correct answer. Their point totals from the first two rounds don't count towards their Round 3 total.Nicole answers all 7 questions correctly, while Will misses one, giving the HoH title to Nicole. Speaking to Nicole before the eviction decision, Monica says "I played a good game. The fate is in your hands. Yeah, I need the money, but we all need the money.' Will, on the other hand, simply tells her, "I don't think there's anything I can say now." Talking briefly to Julie in the Diary Room, Nicole says that she came to this ultimate position of power by changing her strategy from treating people in the House well, to "trying to nail them to the wall," to a purely emotional strategy the last few weeks. Returning to the living room, she informs Will and Monica that she has chosen to evict Monica, saying that she promised her husband she'd do her best to take home some money and that she has a better chance against Will in the Finals. Monica takes the news in stride, telling Nicole not to cry. As she rises, she says, "This is one of my journeys, it's not over, baby. I played a damned good game, I turned this place out. If you feel good in your heart with what you've done, then God bless you and I wish you the best of luck.'moreless
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 711: Mike wins POV; Diane Nominated
      Janelle's undeclared war against Chilltown, backfires when Mike "Boogie" wins the POV and removes himself from the block, forcing HoH Janelle to nominate Diane in his place.
    • With Head of Household, Frank, holding all of the power in the Big Brother house this week after his Power of Veto win, he chose not to veto either of his two initial nominees. And so, one of Wil or Joe will become the next HouseGuest sent packing.

      After the live eviction, the sixth Head of Household competition begins, but does not end as it is an "endurance" competition.

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    • 9/4/11
      8.1
      Then tenth Head of Household competition concludes and the new HoH nominates another two HouseGuests for eviction. Meanwhile, Pandora's Box makes its return!
    • BB4 Ep #24: Ali Wins POV #7; Jun at VMA's
    • 2/24/08
      8.1
      The second co-HoHs nominate the second set of couples.
    • The eleventh Big Brother HouseGuest is evicted after the eleventh Head of Household competition is completed.
    • 3/9/08
      8.1
      The fourth set of nominees are put up on the block.
    • After Jessie's nomination of Jordan and Michele, the HouseGuests fight for the Power of Veto. Who will win the golden power of veto? Will the nominees remain the same or will Ronnie, an ally to the Athletes, go up, much to the hope of the nominees, Jeff and Casey?
    • Big Brother 9: PoV Competition #5
      Big Brother 9: PoV Competition #5
      Season 9 - Episode 16
      3/18/08
      8.1
      The fifth Power of Veto competition is held.
    • The fifth HouseGuest is evicted and the sixth Head of Household competition is held.
    • BB6 Episode 16: 6th Nominations
      BB6 Episode 16: 6th Nominations
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      8/13/05
      8.0
      The Head of Household challenge from last week’s episode culminates in the longest competition in Big Brother history – over 12 hours. While in “The Pressure Cooker,” a big glass box, the other houseguests catch Kaysar up on what has been going on while he’s been in sequester - among other things, they talk about Beau’s private parts and Rachel’s lack of dance skills. One by one the players are eliminated from the game, and in the end, Kaysar makes a deal with Jennifer that if he allows her to become Head of Household, she must nominate two of her own people, win the veto, and then nominate James, ultimately “back-dooring” him and giving him no chance of staying in the house. Kaysar assures her that if the deal is broken, there will be consequences, and sure enough, Jennifer, the new Head of Household, nominates two people from Kaysar’s alliance, Rachel and Janelle. What will happen in the Veto Competition? Will Kaysar stick with his plan of try to oust James? Find out Tuesday on Big Brother 6!moreless
    • 7/29/07
      8.0
      After winning the third HoH competition, who will Dustin put up on the block? Also, tune in to see the food challenge--how will the houseguests eat this week?
    • BB5 Episode 8: 3rd Nominations
      BB5 Episode 8: 3rd Nominations
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      7/24/04
      8.0
      As soon as Drew wins Head of Household, he finds himself being barraged by advice, counsel, and commentary by every single player in the game. For a time, it seems as though he will put up several other members of the house, but in the end, he goes with what he feels is best for himself over the long term. Drew, worried that Holly and Nakomis will interfere with the Four Horsemen's ultimate goal - what with Jase's blooming romance with Holly and Michael's relationship with half-sister Nakomis, puts both of them up on the block.moreless
    • Following Russell's eviction, the ninth Head of Household competition began and concludes this episode. After the new Head of Household is crowned, a new set of nominees is put on the block for eviction.
    • BB5 Ep #23: Adria, Cowboy Nominated; Karen Wins PoV
      Marvin throws Adria and Cowboy up on the block, out of allegiance to Will and a desire to get a strong player out of the Big Brother 5 House. He tells the gathered HouseGuests that he put the two of them up because he knows that Cowboy has Adria's back and would have played on her team in the Veto competition and tried to rescue her. It's a strategic decision on his part. When Karen later wins the PoV, she elects not to use it, so Cowboy and Adria remain up for eviction.moreless
    • Another HouseGuest is evicted and the ninth Head of Household competition is held.
    • BB3 Ep #32: (Season Finale)
      BB3 Ep #32: (Season Finale)
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      9/25/02
      8.0
      BARTENDER GETS $500,000 TIP Before the final voting gets underway, Danielle tells Lisa about the moves she made to get herself to the final two. She "puts it all on the table," including telling Lisa that it was her idea to split up the Couples alliance that separated her from Eric. In the Diary Room, Lisa says that when Eric left, part of her left as well, but importantly, a "new part emerged, a part that was ready to play." Danielle talks about how her alliance with Jason needed a third person to work, and that they originally wanted Marcellas, but that they adopted Lisa because Marcellas was too "unstable." As the game was winding down, Lisa says she "saved her strength" for a run to the finals, a run that will hopefully pay off soon. TOGETHER AGAIN… The ten evicted HouseGuests reunite and have their first chance to discuss what happened inside the House. Tonya says that after she left, she heard a lot of the things that were said about her, and was not happy. She singles out Marcellas for his attack on her skills as a parent. Marcellas apologizes, saying that he took on the role of "the boy with the lines" in the House. Tonya forgives him and they hug, sealing the deal. Amy chooses to address her criticism of others and apologizes if she offended anybody, adding that she knows she's a critical person. Chiara, a frequent target of Amy's criticism, says she doesn't accept the apology until Amy delivers one to her directly. Josh apologizes to Gerry for being "mean and cruel" to him in the House. Chiara tells Roddy she's sorry that he was the one who "took care of her" in the House when she was feeling insecure. Roddy tells the group that he was hurt by the "personal attacks" made against him, calling some of the comments "sickening." He says that he feels he was "kind and respectful" to everyone and is still struggling to figure out why he was singled out for attacks. After the air is cleared between them, the HouseGuests get down to the business of discussing the game. Josh says he thinks that Lisa let others take her along in the game and Gerry agrees, saying that she never had a "defined strategy." Marcellas believes that Lisa's defining moment in the House was during the recent Luxury Competition when she refused an offer of $15,000 in order to let everyone else get a phone call home. Tonya says she noticed how Danielle got others to do her "dirty work" rather than do it herself. Josh agrees, adding that everyone liked Danielle when they were in the House, but turned against her when they got outside and realized she had lied to them. Jason starts to defend Danielle, but Marcellas, who had been sitting next to him, gets up to move. Marcellas later says that he couldn't sit next to the "Christian virgin and have him glorify meanness." Jason goes on, saying that everyone in the House said mean things about someone else during the game and asks them to consider giving the game to the one who played it best. MAKING A DECISION Each evicted HouseGuest gets a chance to ask Danielle and Lisa one question each to help them make up their minds. Lori asks Lisa if she has any regrets regarding the first HoH Competition and the original Six alliance. Lisa says yes, that she regrets joining an alliance as quickly as she did, since she normally doesn't judge things that quickly. Lori asks Danielle about the argument they got into the first week regarding Gerry 's hygiene. Danielle says that she's sorry about the argument, especially the fact that it escalated to the point it did. Tonya tells Lisa that she heard her say uncomplimentary things on the Internet, and wonders what her true feelings about her are. Lisa says that she doesn't remember saying anything bad, but she apologizes if she did. Tonya asks Danielle if she could change one thing about how she played the game, what would it be. Danielle answers that she would have held on to the key in Round One of the last HoH Competition. Amy asks Danielle how honest she was during her Diary Room interviews. Danielle answers that her comments in the Diary Room were very honest, calling them "the real deal." Amy asks Lisa the same question. Lisa says that she was honest in the DR, but admits that at times she could have said more. Eric asks Danielle to rate her approach to the game on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most ethical approach and one being the least. Danielle grades herself with a 1, but adds in her defense that she didn't break any rules of the game in the process. Eric asks Lisa if she considered his final vote when she decided not to vote him back into the House. Lisa says she didn't consider his vote, but only thought that she didn't want to be separated from him again. Josh asks Lisa why he shouldn't vote for Danielle to win the game, then reverses the question for Danielle. Lisa says that she played the game with the hope that an honest person would win. Danielle says that Josh's question has left her speechless and admits that even she thinks of Lisa and herself in terms of "good and evil," respectively. Chiara asks Danielle to list the HouseGuests that she's lied to. Danielle says she's lied to everyone in the House, except Jason and Lori. Chiara asks Lisa if she's forgiven for calling Lisa insecure. Lisa tells her that she does forgive her, but that she doesn't understand why she said it. Gerry asks Danielle if she feels she had any flaws in her approach to the game. Danielle responds that if she had played the game honestly, she'd be able to win at his point, but wonders if she would have gotten this far if she had played honestly. Gerry asks Lisa the same question. Lisa responds that the only flaw she feels was in her game was falling for Danielle's lies. Roddy asks Danielle how bad the peanut butter and jelly weeks were for her in the House and Danielle says they were "really, really bad." Roddy asks Lisa what her favorite memory will be from the House. Lisa tells them that her favorite memory will be watching her own "growth experience as a person." Marcellas has no questions for either of them, but offers his congratulations on making it this far. Jason also doesn't want to ask any questions, but tells them that he loves them both and thanks Danielle for the friendship they had formed in the game.moreless
    • BB4 Ep#23: Jack Gets Sacked; Jun HOH #8
    • 6/30/13
      8.0

      This season's first HOH, McCrae, must choose who he will nominate for eviction. Meanwhile, "Showmances" begin to blossom in the Big Brother House, and Elissa's secret may be exposed. The first "Have or Have Not" competition also takes place.

    • Episode 32
      Season 15 - Episode 32
      9/8/13
      8.0
      With only 5 Houseguests left, no one is safe from the chopping block. Also, a new Head of Household is crowned. (TV-PG L)
    • Episode 16
      Season 15 - Episode 16
      8/1/13
      8.0

      She's kept calm in the chaos but no more miss nice girl as another houseguest is sent packing. (TV-PG L)

    • The final three HouseGuests (Dan, Danielle and Ian) sit down for a feast and take a stroll down memory lane to revisit some of the high and low moments of the Big Brother 14 season.

      Part one of the three part final Head of Household competition begins, but does not finish.

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    • Episode 11
      Season 12 - Episode 11
      8/1/10
      8.0
      The houseguests compete in a reward challenge and tempers flare as the aftermath of Andrew's final speech continues.
    • Carol is the first casualty of Big Brother 8 by a landslide vote.

      As the first Head of Household leaves the thrown, house annoyance, Jen, gets power.
    • Big Brother 9: PoV Competition #2
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      2/26/08
      8.0
      The second set of nominees, the Co-HoHs and one other HouseGuest compete in the second Power of Veto Competition.
    • BB5 Episode 11: 4th Nominations
      BB5 Episode 11: 4th Nominations
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      7/31/04
      8.0
      The new Head of Household, Diane, attempts to get rid of a power player in the house by nominating Jase and Scott for eviction.
    • BB1 Ep #38
      BB1 Ep #38
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      8.0
    • Either Jen or Jameka will become the seventh houseguest evicted from the Big Brother 8 household. Also, the eighth Head of Household will be named.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 721: James out; Erika new HoH
      8/24/06
      8.0
      The Chilltown puppetmasters (or was it Janey behind the scenes) yet again pull the strings and it's James who is evicted by a 3-1 vote over sole remaining member of the "Jedi Alliance," Chicken George. Following the eviction ceremony, Erika surprisingly won the HoH competition, all but assuring the out going HoH, Mike "Boogie," will be safe in the coming week.moreless
    • BB5 Episode 4: Live Eviction 1
      BB5 Episode 4: Live Eviction 1
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      7/15/01
      8.0
      By a unanimous vote, Mike, the 41-year old painter from Michigan, is the first evicted from the Big Brother 5 household. Despite his best efforts to plant seeds of doubt about the power of the Scott and Jase alliance, he is unable to change anyone's opinion and gets evicted live on national TV. Mike's reaction to the unanimous ousting? "Somebody could have thrown me one vote." After the eviction, Marvin emerges as the second Head of Household in the tense competition.moreless
    • BB4 Ep #25: Alison and Jee Nominated
    • 7/22/07
      7.9
      The houseguests competed in their third food competition and Head of Household, Dick, nominated Kail and Jen for eviction.
    • 8/5/07
      7.9
      The conclusion to the fifth Head of Household competition is followed by the new HoH nominating two houseguests for eviction.
    • Big Brother 8: PoV Competion #9
      Season 8 - Episode 27
      9/4/07
      7.9
      All six remaining houseguests compete for the golden power of veto.
    • The ninth HouseGuest is evicted and the tenth Head of Household competition is held.
    • Big Brother 8: PoV Competition #8
      Season 8 - Episode 24
      8/28/07
      7.9
      Jessica, the Head of Household, and the two nominees, Amber and Zach, fight for the golden Power of Veto.
    • BB5 Episode 10: Live Eviction 3
      BB5 Episode 10: Live Eviction 3
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      7/29/04
      7.9
      What appeared to be a highly contested week turns out to be a rout when Holly is evicted by a near-unanimous vote of 7 to 1. How did what seemed to be a 4 to 4 deadlock with Drew having to weigh in as HoH turn into this lopsided tally? One need look no further than the Spy Screen in the HoH room, as the Four Horsemen spy Jase kissing Holly, proving how sprung he is. That, coupled with his reticence to talk about it, makes it clear just how problematic the Holly-Jase situation has become. After Holly says her goodbyes, the HoH Competition is a test of endurance, and the new Head of Household has yet to be named.moreless
    • BB2 Ep #9
      BB2 Ep #9
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      7/24/01
      7.9
      Being nominated together has made strategy difficult for Will and Shannon. Will says he refuses to fight against Shannon to stay in the house, preferring that an "arbitrary vote" decide. He mentions to Shannon the idea of a voluntary exit, but she passionately shoots it down, telling him that whoever remains has to "make Hardy's life hell." Shannon is angry at Hardy for nominating her against Will, blaming it on his jealousy of their happiness. Hardy says that "the rationale's not there, it's nonsensical," and says that he is motivated more by the desire for Chill Town to lose the game than for he himself to win it. His offer of immunity to Mike was intended to plant doubt in Will's mind about Mike's loyalty. But Mike and Will are still tight. They discuss how, if Will stays, he'll have a distinct purpose in the house: "to get Hardy out." Mike says that Hardy is dumb to have nominated Shannon and Will together and says, "He'll find out why some people own clubs and other people work at them." For the next Luxury Competition, the HouseGuests have a chance to have their clothes professionally cleaned, a major perk to them: Mike says that using the washboard and ringer is like "being back on Walton Mountain." For the Competition, the HouseGuests dress in matching red or blue outfits and are split into two teams. On each team, two HouseGuests wear red, two wear blue. The red team goes on one side of a clothesline, the blue on the other. The winning team is the one that can first send their colors across the line and get fully dressed again. The winning team is Bunky, Nicole, Kent and Shannon. As a result of the America's Choice question, the HouseGuests are given a toaster, based on Bunky's request. Bunky says that the toaster is a luxury they'll use every day, but Will thinks it's "the most boring thing he's ever heard of." Bunky helps Hardy with his workout, but gets on his nerves with his words of encouragement. Finishing his set, Hardy loses his temper, snapping, "I'll slap the taste out of your mouth." While they argue, Nicole is very thankful for Shannon's help in getting into shape. She says that Shannon is "a good trainer and genuinely cares about me." They hug and Nicole cries on her shoulder.moreless
    • BB4 Ep #20: Justin Evicted; Jee HOH #7
      8/19/03
      7.9
      Justin Evicted, Jee wins HoH After days of power and control, the three stooges are faced with an impossible situation. Either Jee or Justin WILL be evicted. Its looking better for Jee when Jack tries to negotiate with him to get him to join himself and Erika in an alliance, and after much talk of Justin being a huge threat throughout the game, his eviction comes as no real suprise to anyone. But, as one door closes, another one opens. Jee wins the crucial HoH competition, allowing the dream team to fight another day. Beware the 'X' factor The 'X' factor continues to effect the game. Ali continues her tactic of flirting her way to $500,000 when she snuggles up next to Justin in bed, but he's not impressed. Meanwhile, Erika and Roberts recent reconciliation is taking a second look at her stratergy of getting an ex evicted, and wonders about trying to form some kind of alliance with her ex boyfriend. Bocce Ball Every housemate is given a ball, with which they have to roll down a course toward a hole. Its simple - the person who's ball gets closest to the hole wins. Jack admits he needs to win the competition in order to protect Erika, who isnt elligable to take part as outgoing HoH. While Robert and Jee acknowledge the challenge will be vital to thier survival in the house. The tables of power turn when once almighty Jack chokes on the challenge, leaving a victory wide-open for rival Jee who doesnt miss the oppurtunity.moreless
    • BB1 Ep #1
      BB1 Ep #1
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      7/5/00
      7.9
      On the first show, an hour long affair, a host named Ian O'Malley shows us around the house while a correspondent from CBS's "The Early Show," Julie Chen, acts enthusiastic as the 10 residents travel to the house in a caravan of SUVs.

      O'Malley shows us the house, including the confession room (where, each day, each resident is required to go in and share his or her feelings) and the bathroom (monitored to prevent the residents from sneaking into the toilet or shower to have private conversations). Meanwhile, Chen chats with the residents' friends and families, whom the show has gathered outside the house.

      At the end of the hour, the residents finally arrive. They meet one another and go into the house. The door shuts behind them. They roam from room to room. A solitary Jordan is caught at the end, gazing at the cameras and the two-way mirrors pensively, reality dawning. It's a lyrical scene.moreless
    • BB7 - All-Stars: Nakomis Goes Homis
      BB7 - All-Stars: Nakomis Goes Homis
      Season 7 - Episode 231
      7/20/06
      7.9
      As Nakomis bids farewell to her All-Star housemates, James takes up the HoH mantle. Having survived eviction by an 8-2 vote in her favor, Diane is revved up and ready to crush her adversaries at the first opportunity.
    • BB5 Ep #28: Diane and Nakomis Nominated
      9/11/04
      7.9
      THE FINAL FOUR: DIANE AND NAKOMIS ON THE BLOCK Following through on a multi-phased plan, Drew puts Nakomis and Diane up on the block, effectively allowing Diane not to have break her pinky swear and vote out Nakomis. The last chance for Nakomis will be the Veto competition, and with the way plans appear to have been laid out (by Drew, Cowboy and Diane in cahoots) if Nakomis does not win the Veto she can probably begin packing her bags.moreless
    • Welcome to the 11th installment of the reality series that officially kicks off the beginning of summer. This is Big Brother. This season, the 12 HouseGuests will be divided into different "cliques" that you typically find in high schools across the world. Together, the cliques will fight for safety, food and luxury items. A "mystery" 13th HouseGuest also joins the mix as your summer begins tonight.moreless
    • BB1 Ep #41
      BB1 Ep #41
      Season 1 - Episode 41
      7.9
    • As the first Head of Household, Willie, settles into his beautifully decorated, Japanese-themed HoH room, he must choose two of his fellow HouseGuests as the first set of nominees for eviction.

      Before Willie can nominate two HouseGuests, each of the four coaches competes in the first ever "Coach's Competition". The winning coach gets to select one of the HouseGuests on his or her team to be safe from being evicted for the entire week.

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    • 3/23/08
      7.9
      The Head of Household nominates two fellow HouseGuests. A Luxury Competition is held.
    • 9/7/08
      7.9
      The tenth set of HouseGuests are nominated by the Head of Household.
    • BB5 Episode 14: 5th Nominations
      BB5 Episode 14: 5th Nominations
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      8/7/04
      7.9
      Finally, one of the houseguests starts thinking strategy when Nakomis forms a fool proof plan to eradicate the house of the one of the power players - one of the Four Horsemen. At the end of this episdoe, after making sure she is not shooting herself in the foot, Nakomis nominates Diane and Marvin, who are both good friends of Nakomis and are both in or closely associated with her alliance. Will explains that the "six-finger plan" works like this: after winning the HoH Competition, Nakomis nominates two people in her alliance so that when it is time to have the Veto Competition, all six players will be in Nakomis' alliance. Whoever wins the Veto Competition will remove one of the alliance members from the chopping block, and Nakomis will nominate either Jase, Cowboy, or Drew, who would be left without an escape hatch, ensuring that they would be going home.moreless
    • BB2 Ep #17
      BB2 Ep #17
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      8/11/01
      7.9
      Bunky mourns Kent's departure, saying, "I never dreamed Kent and I would become friends." Some of the other HouseGuests, however, are upset because Bunky himself voted for Kent's eviction; Krista says, "That guy's such a punk. I thought he was his friend." Bunky thinks that he was doing Kent a favor, believing Kent didn't want to be in the House anymore, and hopes that people aren't "playing" him. With Kent gone, Will congratulates everyone left, noting that the game is halfway done. As the new HoH, Nicole says she is "playing so many games that without pen and paper I can't keep track." She consults with everyone to find out their thoughts about who should be nominated. While talking with Hardy, Nicole suggests Krista, and Hardy recommends Bunky, believing him to be the most powerful threat left. Checking with Krista, Nicole tells her that her friendship with Monica is too strong, then also tells her that she herself, along with Will and Hardy, have pledged to push Krista to victory because they feel she needs the money the most. Krista suggests Bunky should be nominated because of his betrayal of Kent. Nicole talks to Monica next, telling her the same thing: that she's too close to Krista for the other HouseGuests' comfort. Monica counters, telling Nicole that she's just as close to Hardy and Nicole agrees, saying, "You have to worry about powers of two."moreless
    • Episode 17
      Season 15 - Episode 17
      8/4/13
      7.9
      With another Houseguest out the door, a battle for HoH resumes with a surprising winner, all leading to a dramatic nominations ceremony. (TV-PG L)
    • BB2 Ep #24
      BB2 Ep #24
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      8/30/01
      7.9
      Will and Bunky, the two nominees, are using different strategies to deal with their nominations, but share one thing in common: a healthy fear of the Nicole/Hardy tandem. Hardy yells at Bunky while exercising, but then offers to cook him breakfast, an offer that Bunky mocks when alone, calling Hardy a "closet case." Monica says that Nicole and Hardy are running the House, but that they're not her parents and don't have control of her. In the HoH room, Nicole tells Hardy that it's "our bedroom," meaning she has as much right to the HoH title as he does. Hardy disagrees, telling her "it's more my room"--but not everyone sees it that way. When Bunky makes his last-ditch appeal to stay in the House, he goes to Nicole first, indicating where he thinks the power really is. While setting up for the Monday meeting, Hardy tries to usher Monica into one of the red chairs, signifying that he thinks of her as a nominee. Bunky feels that this means Hardy believes Will is already evicted, since Will's chair is the one that was empty at the time. (Bunky makes his case )Monica also notes this curious exchange and is concerned that Hardy asked her three times to sit in the chair she didn't belong in. Will talks to Hardy and affirms that he intends to honor the deal they made to keep him in the House. Alone outside lying in the sun, Will refers to Hardy and Nicole as "suckers" for believing him and says, "Some village is missing an idiot if they think I won't stab them in the back."moreless
    • Episode 11
      Season 15 - Episode 11
      7/21/13
      7.9
      As Judd nominates two Houseguests for eviction, tensions run high and two Houseguests begin to turn on each other. Also, a new showmance begins to blossom.
    • Big Brother 10: Penultimate Episode
      Season 10 - Episode 28
      9/14/08
      7.9
      The penultimate episode of the Big Brother 10 season.
    • BB3 Ep #27 (Two Hour Special)
      BB3 Ep #27 (Two Hour Special)
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      9/12/02
      7.9
      After Roddy's departure, Jason says he'll miss him and the way Roddy took care of him like a brother. Danielle is "relieved" that Roddy's gone, since he knew she was coming after him. Amy says she'll miss Roddy, since he was such a big part of her House experience, and Lisa wanted to give him a sympathy vote so he wasn't evicted unanimously. Marcellas, however, says that Roddy "deserved to go" because he wasn't playing the game well. Lisa is upset because just before the last live show Roddy asked her if he was being evicted, and she told him she didn't know. Jason and Danielle both say they were upset with Roddy for referring to the fact that Amy didn't use the Veto Power to save him as she promised she would. Danielle calls it "sad and hurtful" that Roddy held that over Amy's head one last time. Jason reveals that he had talked with Danielle about throwing the last HoH Competition so that Amy or Lisa could win it. Imagine their surprise when Lisa and Amy were eliminated on the first question, leaving Danielle and Jason as the only competitors! Marcellas and Lisa are both happy to have Jason in control again, since they each think they have a deal in place with him and Danielle to ensure they make the final three. Jason says in the Diary Room that this obviously can't happen. Amy tells Danielle that she's not unpacking her bags in anticipation of being nominated again this week. Danielle tells her not to think that way, which Amy interprets as a sign that Danielle is looking out for her. The next morning, Jason wakes early to find the plasma screen with the familiar "Expect the Unexpected" graphic, which makes everyone nervous. Jason reveals to the HouseGuests that the newest twist in the game is the Golden Veto, which will allow a nominee to remove him or herself from the nomination block if they win. FOOD COMPETITION Before they can compete for the Golden Veto, the HouseGuests must first win their food supply for the week. BIG BROTHER tells them they have 15 minutes to dress for a "formal dinner." Amy chastises BIG BROTHER for such short notice, but everyone dresses to kill. Before they enter the backyard, they split themselves into teams: Marcellas and Danielle on one side, Amy and Lisa on the other. (HoH Jason doesn't compete in this event.) The outside has been decorated in a manner that Lisa calls "gothic, exotic and sexy as hell." The HouseGuests find a dinner table swathed in red velvet and candles and six covered dishes. Jason tells them that this is "The Dinner Party From Hell." There are three courses in the dinner party, each corresponding to two days of regular House food supplies. If a team is able to successfully finish each course, they get their regular food; if not, they get PB and J on those days. As the course is presented, Team One (Lisa and Amy) can choose to eat it or pass it to Team Two. Whichever team doesn't eat the first course has to eat the second. They have one minute to eat everything, and Jason ominously warns them, "throwing up at the table is considered bad manners." Lisa chooses to eat first, and despite the fact that it appears to be sushi, the course turns out to be the sexual organs of a giant sea urchin. Marcellas chooses to eat for Team Two and gets escargot, which he's happy about because he's eaten them before. However, neither Lisa nor Marcellas are able to eat their full meals, putting both teams on PB and J for Saturday and Sunday. For Round Two, Danielle has to eat boiled pig's feet, while Amy is served poi. Amy tries to eat the poi like pudding, but it's too thick for her to swallow. Danielle doesn't do any better with the pig's feet, meaning both teams have another two days of PB and J. For Round Three, both team members can eat their course, which is twice the size, but they have twice as long. Marcellas and Danielle are served jungle curry, while Amy and Lisa get haggis, which is boiled sheep stomach stuffed with liver. The jungle curry is too spicy for Marcellas and Danielle, and Amy and Lisa barely make a dent in the haggis. The teams get the peanut butter and jelly for Wednesday and Thursday as well. Jason, who is now stuck eating PB and J as well, says he was frustrated watching the others give up rather than try to eat. To prove his point, Jason samples a little bit of each item and wonders what the big deal is. NOMINATION CEREMONY Marcellas asks Danielle if she knows whom Jason is looking to nominate. Danielle suggests that he might put Amy and Lisa on the block together. But when Marcellas is outside with Amy, Lisa, Danielle and Jason discuss whether they'd prefer Amy or Marcellas to be the next evictee. Danielle says she wants Marcellas to go because he told Roddy things about her strategy and she doesn't trust him anymore. Jason feels bad that his last reign as HoH resulted in Gerry's eviction and feels worse because he "cares about all the others here." After bringing the group to the table, Jason tells them that he doesn't like the look of the nomination box with only two keys sticking out of it. Lisa and Danielle's keys are removed from the box, leaving Amy and Marcellas as the nominees. Jason tells them he nominated them without "any good reason" except that "it's a game and someone has to leave this week." He turns to Danielle and Lisa and reminds them that because of the new Golden Veto, neither of them are safe just because they weren't nominated here. MARCELLAS VS. JASON Amy says that she's not mad at Jason for nominating her, but she feels "bitter" that he also nominated Marcellas. Outside, Marcellas tells Jason that he feels "betrayed" that he was nominated and reminds Jason that he didn't nominate him, despite his two terms as HoH. Marcellas adds that he feels he's done more to protect Jason than Danielle has. Marcellas talks to Danielle in the bathroom and insinuates that if he stays, he's going to target Jason for eviction next week. He adds that he doesn't want anyone to use the Golden Veto to save him because he feels he can beat Amy in a vote. Danielle tells him that she won't save him with the Veto, but that she will vote to save him if he's still on the block. Walking around the House talking to himself, Marcellas says that he definitely wants Jason out next. He tells Amy that, based on his nominations, Jason must have a deal with Lisa or Danielle. Amy says she thinks it's Lisa, but Marcellas wonders why he'd have a deal with Lisa, whom he categorizes as a weaker player. Danielle approaches Jason and tells him about her talk with Marcellas. Jason says he won't second-guess himself, but admits he knows he's in trouble if Marcellas stays. They decide that no matter what, Marcellas has to be evicted. MARCELLAS HAS A GOLDEN VETO! For the crucial Golden Veto Competition, the HouseGuests change into skintight outfits and wait in the Diary Room. One at a time, they enter the backyard to find something out of a James Bond movie. There are 24 photographs of evicted HouseGuests, each bordered by black carpeting. Above this grid are a series of criss-crossing laser beams. The competitors have to go across the board from photo to photo in the order of eviction. If they break one of the laser beams or touch the black carpeting, they receive a 15-second penalty for each contact. Additionally, there is a one-minute penalty for touching any of the photos out of order. Amy goes first and makes it through the course in 1:04, with only two penalties. Lisa goes next and steps through each laser beam on her way across the board. She later admits that she didn't want to win the Golden Veto so Marcellas and Amy could have a chance to win it themselves. Lisa's time is :21, plus 3:45 in penalties. Danielle gets the eviction order wrong, forgetting that Eric was evicted before Josh. Her time is 1:34 plus 3:00 in penalties. Jason, who says he felt like Spiderman creeping around in tights, loses his balance halfway through the course. He makes his way across quickly, in :28, but has 1:30 in penalties. Marcellas goes last, and while concentrating on the fact that he thinks he looks fat in the tights, gets through the course in :52 with only :15 in penalties. Marcellas's total time of 1:07 gives him the Golden Veto. After the Competition, Danielle says she's going to try to convince Marcellas not to use the power to save himself. Marcellas is conflicted, wondering whether he should use the power to save someone who has been a "great friend" to him during the game, if he should save himself or if he should just leave well enough alone. Jason, nervous about being targeted by Marcellas, asks Danielle to get close to Marcellas. Danielle tells Marcellas that if he saves himself, he'll be evicting either Lisa or Amy. She asks him which person he'd rather see leave. Marcellas realizes that Danielle and Jason are banded together and approaches Lisa about an alliance that would bring them to the final two. Danielle says in the Diary Room that she needs to protect her interests, in this case, Jason. She says that if Marcellas doesn't use the Golden Veto to save himself, he'll definitely be evicted. AND THE GOLDEN VETO GOES TO… Host Julie Chen talks to the assembled HouseGuests in the living room in anticipation of the live Golden Veto Meeting. Marcellas tells Julie that the decision whether or not to use the Veto is the hardest part of the game that he's faced so far. Jason tells Julie that he's prepared to make a nomination should Marcellas save himself or Amy. He goes on to say that he doesn't want to do it, but that it's his job as HoH. With the moment at hand, Marcellas tells the group that he feels he's played the game thus far "looking out for others." He adds that when Gerry used the Veto Power to save him, it was the "most amazing thing in the game." With that in mind, Marcellas chooses NOT to use the Golden Veto to save himself or Amy. He tells the group that he's leaving the decision in their hands and that he doesn't want to put anyone else in the position he found himself in this week. Julie asks Marcellas whether he changed his mind regarding the Golden Veto on live TV. Marcellas says that he did, that he was so certain he was going to save himself, he didn't pack all of his belongings but he says he loves everyone in the House too much to let them be upset. Julie wonders whether he still felt confident that he would stay and Marcellas tells her no. For her final words to the group before their live vote, Amy tells everyone that she loves them and thanks them for "the chance that no one else has ever had in a game like this." Marcellas asks that everyone vote with their consciences, their hearts and tells them that he'll have no hard feelings, no matter what they decide. VOTING LIVE Finally knowing whom they'll have to decide between, Danielle and Lisa are told by Julie that they'll go to the Diary Room individually to vote. Danielle goes in first, voting to evict Marcellas. Lisa goes in next, voting to evict Amy. The vote is now in Jason's hand to break the tie. In the living room Jason tells Marcellas that he "felt threatened" after he put Marcellas up for nomination and says, "You should have used the Veto." Jason votes to evict Marcellas. Marcellas is stunned, and staggers into the bedroom to grab the last of his stuff. As he leaves, he hugs everyone goodbye. After Julie playfully smacks him in the head for his Veto decision, Marcellas tells her he's "shocked" to be there, then changes his mind and says he's not shocked. He says he "wouldn't have it go any other way" since he made all of his decisions based on what was better for the other HouseGuests. Julie asks if he wasn't playing to win, why he entered the game. Marcellas says his motivation was to learn more about himself and that he's learned that he's "fantastic." After watching farewell video clips from the others, Marcellas tells Julie that he wouldn't change his decision because "Everything I did in that moment, I did it for them." HOH COMPETITION After the shocking eviction of Marcellas, the other HouseGuests compete in the latest HoH Competition, called "And Then There Were Four." Amy, Lisa and Danielle are asked a series of questions and have to step onto the number they believe answers it. The HouseGuest with the most right answers after six questions wins HoH. The first question is "How many of the four remaining HouseGuests have been HoH at least once?" The answer is three, and all the competitors get a point. Danielle gets question two ("How many have held PoV?" The answer is 4.) right, but Lisa and Amy don't. Lisa is right for question three ("How many failed to get 15 food vouchers?" The answer is 3.) but Amy and Danielle get it wrong. After three questions Danielle and Lisa have 2 points and Amy has 1. Amy and Danielle get number four right ("How many had their gnome survive impact?" The answer is 1.), and Lisa is wrong. All three get number five right ("How many opened veto boxes in the second Veto Competition?" The answer is 2.), and everyone gets number six ("How many gained more than 3 pounds in the brownie eating Competition?" The answer is 2.) wrong. With 4 points, Danielle wins her first HoH title.moreless
    • BB6 Episode 11: Veto Competition 4
      BB6 Episode 11: Veto Competition 4
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      8/2/05
      7.9
      Eric's eviction continues to play a part in the house, as Ivette has a meltdown because of it, and Maggie continues to seek her revenge on those who ousted Eric. James and Kaysar, who are in an alliance with each other, are forced to play against each other during the Veto Competition, which Sarah ultimatley wins. After a celebration for April's birthday and a luxury competition resulting in Rachel, Sarah, and Jennifer getting an advance screening of Four Brothers, Sarah gives her Golden Power of Veto to James during the Veto Ceremony. To replace James, Head of Household Maggie nominates Kaysar's partner-in-crime Janelle.moreless
    • BB3 Ep #1: (Season Premier) Lisa HOH #1
      7/10/02
      7.9
      Meeting each other for the first time in the front yard of the BIG BROTHER House, the 12 new HouseGuests size each other up. Host Julie Chen announces that the first group to enter the House consists of Eric, Lisa, Gerry and Amy. While the others wait outside, these four are given a minute to tear through the House and choose one of the three bedrooms. Bypassing a closed door that leads to the first bedroom, they select the Tiki Room over the army cots in the adjacent room. Amy, the real estate appraiser from Memphis, Tennessee, sees the choice between soft mattresses and hard cots and makes a quick decision: "I'm used to sleeping on satin sheets," she says. The next group is Roddy, Marcellas, Chiara and Lori. Also given one minute to pick their bedroom, they pass the closed door several times before Roddy, the writer from Morristown, New Jersey, realizes it is the Map Room, outfitted with 2 single beds and one double bed, which Lori and Chiara will share. Last in are Jason, Tonya, Danielle and Josh, who are left with the cots in the Army Room, and a hard bamboo bench for Jason, the videographer from Mobile, Alabama. GETTING TO KNOW YOU The new roommates gather in the living room and start the process of getting to know each other. Josh, the waiter from Long Island, New York, takes the lead because, as he says, "I am the leader." After an animated introduction to the group, he turns the floor over to Marcellas, the fashion stylist from Chicago, Illinois, who he has already perceived as having a negative vibe. Josh claims this move was pure strategy, designed to make Marcellas look like the "second fiddle" to Josh's own energetic introduction. In the Diary Room, Marcellas says he instantly disliked Josh and predicted Josh's high-strung nature would make him "crack under pressure." Jason makes a better impression on Amy, but she admits she might be biased because they're both Southerners. Danielle, the media buyer from Fairfield, California, feels that Lisa, the bartender from Los Angeles, California, appears innocent, but doesn't believe that she really is. After surveying the field, Lisa says in the Diary Room that she doesn't see any real competition from any of the other HouseGuests. But she might be underestimating Josh, who says, "This is my House. This is my game. I'm gonna run it my way." BUILDING A NEST EGG In the first Food Competition, the HouseGuests enter the backyard and find a table full of food, 12 shopping bags and 3 large trees with oversized bird nests in the branches. After climbing into the nests in boy/girl pairs with as much food as they can carry, they get to keep whatever they brought with them. But then host Julie Chen throws the first of a season's worth of curveballs at them: whichever pair stays in the nest the longest gets to split $3,000 for every week they both remain in the house, for a possible total of $30,000! Once one of the winning pair is evicted from the House, the pot stops growing. The close quarters gives everybody a chance to form instant connections. Eric, the firefighter from Milford, Connecticut, and Chiara, the marketing rep from New York, appear to enjoy each other's company, and Chiara later muses, "I'm single, he's single…." Lisa says she was surprised Josh made her comfort such a priority. Jason sits with Lori, the bank representative from Foxboro, Wisconsin, and says he hopes she will take him "under her wing, like a Mom." As Amy drinks a beer from her food supply, her partner Gerry, the teacher from Shadow Hills, California, looks on and later notes, "Her lack of discipline may be her undoing."moreless
    • BB3 Ep #2: Lori and Marcellas Nominated
      7/11/02
      7.9
      STARTING TO SWEAT? Lisa adapts well to the power, privilege and influence that being Head of Household provides. She enjoys the gifts, special foods and pictures of her cat, but wishes she could have delayed her ascent to power until she was comfortable enough to share the bed with somebody. The other HouseGuests, wary of her newfound control over the game, begin to kiss up. Amy and Gerry help her move her clothes into the HoH room, and Josh notices that Eric is "working it" trying to get closer to Lisa. Even though Lisa won the HoH vote, not everyone voted for her against Lori: Roddy tells Lori that he and Jason voted for her. Lori thinks Lisa is in a tough spot since there's been "so much harmony" in the House so far, and that any nominee will be OK with her, adding, "So long as it's not me." Despite his growing paranoia about being nominated, Amy assures Josh he's safe because he's the "comic relief" in the House. "You haven't even seen me naked yet," he replies. Marcellas hasn't yet mentioned his homosexuality to the others; he "thinks people know, but are too afraid to ask." Danielle and Tonya speculate, and finally decide they believe he's gay. Marcellas is afraid of the reaction he might get if he comes out, saying he's "waiting for the other shoe to drop." While Marcellas worries about his place in the House, Gerry is getting "real comfortable as Dad" to everyone, and they're getting comfortable with him. When he scolds them, mockingly, as they throw things around the kitchen, Jason calls him a "father figure." HOT TUB ACTION The first Luxury Competition gives the HouseGuests a chance at unlocking the hot tub, something they all want to win. "We all want full access to everything," Eric remarks. In order to win, three teams of four (two men, two women) have to enter a pool of slime, switch bathing suits with members of the opposite sex and race to the finish line in their new outfits. All 12 have to complete this task in under six minutes. Everybody gets into the spirit of the event, and as the burly Gerry crosses the finish line carrying a load of slime in his tiny bikini, the first Luxury Competition is a success. Eric says, "We wanted it bad and we proved it," but confesses he'll probably have nightmares from the sight of Gerry in his bathing suit. TORMENT, SECRETS AND HIDDEN AGENDAS As the mothers in the House, Tonya, Danielle and Lori bond over discussions about their children. Marcellas is tired of hearing them talk, particularly Tonya, saying all she talks about are her kids and her divorce. He says he's "tormented" by Tonya's hair, the pet lizards and "how shiny I am because of this L.A. humidity." The stylist in him wants Tonya and Lori to be evicted because of the clothes they wear.moreless
    • BB5 Ep #22: Natalie Evicted: Marvin HoH
      8/26/04
      7.9
      NATALIE NIXED, MARVIN HOH In fairly overwhelming fashion, by a vote of 4 to 1, Natalie is evicted from the BIG BROTHER House. After a week of heavy politicking by both twins, with Drew seemingly the reed in the wind, the eventual tally sends a resounding message that Will will be avenged, and that breaking promises at this stage of the game is not okay. Marvin, following his THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS win, finishes out the week strong with victory in the Head of Household Competition.moreless
    • BB# Ep #25
      BB# Ep #25
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      9/4/02
      7.9
      PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT AMY With Marcellas's harsh words still ringing in her ears, Amy mumbles to Roddy that she understands being nominated, but wonders why the speech had to be so cruel. Marcellas says later that he considered his words to her an "intervention" of sorts, but Roddy thought it was "unnecessary and flat-out selfish" to hurt someone like that. Amy stays at the table, staring into space while Marcellas confirms to Danielle that he still wants Roddy to be the one to go. Inside, Lisa comforts Amy, who says she expected to be nominated but didn't expect the speech Marcellas made at her expense. Roddy confronts Marcellas about the motivations behind his being nominated. Marcellas responds that it was the will of the House. Roddy asks Danielle, who is sitting nearby, if she felt that way. Danielle says yes, and Roddy asks her why she never came to him with her problems. More to the point, he reminds her that when he asked her if she had any trouble with him, she said no. Marcellas explains again that Roddy might not have done anything wrong himself, but that he was guilty by association, based on the HouseGuests he was closest to. Roddy doesn't accept that explanation and replies, "You talk about a nest of vipers; this makes you the king jackal." Marcellas goes inside, followed by Roddy, leaving Danielle behind. Amy approaches Danielle, who encourages her to talk to Marcellas. Amy goes into the HoH room with Marcellas and clears the air between them. Marcellas tells her that it makes people question her when they see her with Roddy, since nobody trusts him. Amy replies that she understands this nomination wasn't strategic, but was done for her well-being. Later Marcellas says that every time something bad happens to her, Amy has an epiphany about herself, and each time he wants to believe it's real. He adds that when she's just herself and not any of the characters she plays, the real Amy is "amazing." THE TWO SIDES OF RODDY After making up with Amy, Marcellas talks to Danielle about Roddy, the other nominee. Marcellas says that Roddy acts like his hands are clean, but he has other people do his dirty work for him. He adds that he decided to nominate both Amy and Roddy together because the House had bad feelings towards them both and now the House can decide whom to keep. Still, Marcellas is quick to admit that since Chiara left, Roddy has been "lighter and funnier." They also say he's been more "accessible" because Chiara used to "spirit him away" when anyone else was talking to him. Danielle says Roddy has two personalities: Lucifer, the beautiful angel who makes everybody laugh, and Satan, the fallen angel who looks out only for himself. Roddy approaches Marcellas on the basketball court and casually reminds him of their hot tub promise to stick together. Marcellas repeats that he nominated Roddy because it was the will of the House. He adds that he wasn't sure that their deal was cemented and he felt the need to distance himself from someone the House wanted out so badly. Later, Roddy approaches Danielle in hopes of making a deal, but she is wary and doesn't go for it. SINS OF THE PAST With Roddy and Amy nominated, thoughts turn to the Power of Veto Competition. Danielle and Jason become terrified when Amy reminds them that in the Week Two PoV Competition she promised Roddy she'd take him off the block if she had the power. Amy tells Danielle that if she wins, she'll have to take him off, and she won't consider throwing the event. Danielle tells Marcellas this development in the bathroom. They both agree that Roddy is the "luckiest mother on Earth." Jason is stunned, but says he plans on doing what he can to ensure that either he or Danielle win the Competition, taking the dilemma off Amy's hands. VETO COMPETITION As the Competition draws near, Roddy talks to Amy, reminding her of the promise. Amy mentions to Roddy that if she wins and takes him down, she wants an assurance that Roddy will vote to keep her in the House. Roddy is non-committal, saying that he has already promised Lisa he won't vote her out. He worries that if Amy saves him and Lisa is put in his place, he'd have made promises to keep both nominees. Amy says later that this was an eye-opening conversation and that she feels Roddy underestimated her. The Veto Competition is called "BIG BROTHER Charm School." The HouseGuests, decked out in robes, have to navigate an obstacle course, balancing a square on their head. Each time the square falls or the HouseGuest touches it, they get a 15-second penalty. The HouseGuest who gets through the gauntlet fastest, including penalty time, wins the PoV. The obstacle course consists of a ladder and ramp, a series of steps, a rotating platform, steps leading to blocks to step over, a tube they have to creep through and a slalom course made of road cones. After each HouseGuest has gone through, the greatest fear about the Competition is realized: Amy, beholden to Roddy by a long-ago promise, wins the Veto Power. Jason says he was "dying inside" from her victory and is not helped by his reward for finishing second: a massage. He's uncomfortable with a stranger touching him, but is relieved when he finds out he will be using an Aqua-Massager. Afterwards he says he liked it so much he might consider getting a massage from a human being. AMERICA'S CHOICE After the relaxing massage for Jason and Amy, the HouseGuests are treated to the spoils of the latest America's Choice question: a BIG BROTHER-sponsored clothes-shopping spree. Inside the House are racks of clothes for them to choose from. They have 90 seconds to browse the clothes, then 90 seconds to grab whatever items they can, but they only get to keep the items they're actually wearing. Marcellas strips to his underwear to give himself more room to put clothes on. Jason grabs anything with a neck hole and puts it over his head, while Amy simply grabs anything she wants and "got it on somehow." One of Lisa's spoils is a brown dress that Amy had her eye on. She jokes that Amy might nominate her next simply because of that dress. THE VETO MEETING Before the Veto Meeting, Roddy approaches Amy again to find out what she's thinking regarding the Veto power. Amy apologizes to Roddy, but says she can't use the Power to save him, knowing that it would guarantee her own eviction. Roddy blames Marcellas for nominating them and asks why Amy would feel an obligation to the person who was so mean to her during the ceremony. After Roddy leaves, Amy's determination slips, and she says that Roddy is so persuasive "he makes me want to help him." With everyone gathered in the living room, Amy reminds the group of her promise to Roddy in Week Two. She adds that Roddy wouldn't promise to save her from eviction, and as a result, she was not using the Veto Power to save him. As the meeting disbands, Roddy sits in his chair, staring straight ahead. Danielle says he "looked like he got slapped." Outside after the Meeting, Roddy tells Amy he's upset that she didn't follow through, and feels that she has taken advantage of his kindness. As Amy gets more upset, Roddy tells her that by breaking her promise, she's proven to everyone that her word is no good, but that he still loves her, even if no one else in the House trusts her.Roddy leaves Amy alone outside, bawling.moreless
    • BB5 Ep #19: Will Gone; Nakomis HoH
      BB5 Ep #19: Will Gone; Nakomis HoH
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      8/19/04
      7.8
      The eviction ceremony between Marvin and Will occured. We have Marvin and Will still complaining about Adria using the bible and the gay/black card. The houseguests voted live and there was a tie in the voting. Adria had to cast the deciding vote which evicted Will. On his way out Will would not hug Adria or Natalie. He said to Adria "If karma is a boomerang I'll be seeing you sooner than later" then left the house to talk to Julie. After the commercial break the Head of Household competition ensued. It was a quick competition where the houseguests were in their own booths answering questions about former houseguests (minus Will) and their surveys they took before they entered the house (which are posted on the CBS website). In the end it came down to Diane and Nakomis. The tie-breaker was how many pounds of M&Ms were used total in the luxury competition. Diane guessed 400 where Nakomis guessed 500. The answer was 900 making Nakomis Head of Household for her second time in the house.moreless
    • 3/30/08
      7.8
      The Head of Household nominates two HouseGuests for eviction.
    • Big Brother 13 - Nomination Ceremony #2
      7/17/11
      7.8
      Following Jordan's win in the second Head of Household competition, she must nominate one duo for eviction. Also, the HouseGuests competed in the second "Have or Have Not" competition of the summer.
    • Episode 35
      Season 15 - Episode 35
      9/15/13
      7.8
      The Exterminators must now fight against each other as the final three-part HOH competition begins. Plus, Andy, Spencer, and Ginamarie look back on the most emotional, volatile, and humorous memories of the summer.
    • During a special dinner, the final three HouseGuests - Kevin, Natalie and Jordan - reflect on their summer of 2009 in the Big Brother house and look back on the other HouseGuests. Clips are also shown of previously unseen footage from the Big Brother cameras.
    • BB6 Episode 13: 5th Nominations
      BB6 Episode 13: 5th Nominations
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      8/6/05
      7.8
      The likes of Maggie, Ivette, and April seem to brainwash Howie and Rachel; instead of going along with their alliance, Head of Household Howie and his partner, Rachel, work together with "The Friendship" to try to get double-crosser James out of the house. Meanwhile, half of the house wins food for the week, and because of Janelle's sabatoge of her team, who protects herself with her newly aquired PB&J Pass, the other half is forced to eat PB&J. As things are progressing in the house, April involuntarily quits smoking, and Howie enjoys the luxuries that come with the power of HoH. By the end of the episode, the only players who feel in jeopardy are those nominated, James and Sarah.moreless
    • 4/6/08
      7.8
      The Head of Household makes the ninth set of nominations.
    • Big Brother 8: Season Finale
      Season 8 - Episode 33
      9/18/07
      7.8
      Either Dick Donato or Daniele Donato will be crowned the winner of Big Brother 8.
    • Episode 6
      Season 15 - Episode 6
      7/10/13
      7.8
      The second MVP of the season is named as the Power of Veto is once again up for grabs. Plus a Big Brother favorite returns with surprising news for the Houseguests. (TV-PG L)
    • BB1 Ep #10
      BB1 Ep #10
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      7/17/00
      7.8
    • BB6 Episode 22: 9th Nominations & Veto Competition
      Although they are saddened by Rachel's departure, Janelle and Howie look to the future and scramble to find a way to survive in the Big Brother 6 house. They get their chance when new Head of Household April and friend Maggie approach them, saying that April is going to nominate the two of them, but intends to backdoor James. Janelle and Howie, while not fully trusting April, go along with the plan, and when the time comes for the Veto game, James is the only one who winds up not being picked to play. April wins the Golden Power of Veto, but weighs her options about using it carefully, seing how lucky Janelle is after Janelle wins the America's Choice phonecall and a free trip to the Bahamas. All of the things that Janelle has won, and the jealousy that the other houseguest have, nearly prove fatal for the Soverign Two, but in the end, April decides to go through with her original plan to backdoor James by removing Janelle from the chopping block and replacing her with James.moreless
    • Another HouseGuest is evicted and the eleventh Head of Household competition is held.
    • Big Brother 8: Season Premiere
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      7/5/07
      7.8
      A new group of houseguests will move in to the Big Brother 8 house. Big Brother enters a new era after an All-Stars season was aired last summer. Some of the houseguests will be sharing the house with their worst enemies. America's Player will let America control a houseguest, with a question being asked online or on the cell phone every week. Jessica, Dick and Dustin elected Kail, rather than Eric to be the first Head of Household of this new season.moreless
    • BB5 Ep #24: Adria Evicted; Drew HoH
      9/2/04
      7.8
      Adria, almost positive that she will be evicted during the ceremony, gives all of the remaining houseguests a piece of her mind - she says that because she's been on the chopping block for a week, and because no one really got to know either her or Natalie, she will be very harsh in her judging when she is on the jury. This conversation only seals her fate, as she is voted out of the house. Drew later wins the Head of Household Competition; he will serve as HoH for a shortened 48 hours because this week is a double elimination week.moreless
    • BB3 Ep #12
      BB3 Ep #12
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      8/3/02
      7.8
      GERRY MAKES HIS MOVE After Amy's eviction, Marcellas and Gerry take her departure hardest. Josh says that he planned to give Amy the one vote she wanted so desperately to avoid a unanimous eviction, but didn't because she went to everyone in the House asking for their vote. Jason hopes that Marcellas can take solace in the unanimous vote and see it as a symbol of how he is regarded in the House. Marcellas remembers being targeted the first week, though, and maintains that he doesn't trust anyone in the House. Eric feels he let everyone down losing the HoH tiebreaker to Gerry, since Gerry was the one person he didn't want to see become HoH. For Gerry, who had been ignored since he used the first Veto Power, his sudden strength is very sweet. "All comes to he who waits," Gerry says, while Lisa says his reign will be "hell." In the HoH room, Gerry receives his rewards: a U2 CD and photos of his family that he shows off to the others. Josh, once Gerry's sworn enemy, makes himself very comfortable in the HoH room, which is not lost on the others. Roddy calls Josh's new bond with Gerry "pathetic," and Lisa says she can't watch as Josh acts friendly with Gerry. But Gerry knows what Josh is doing, and says he hopes he can set Josh up before Josh sets him up. Because none of the HouseGuests know what direction Gerry is leaning regarding nomination, no one feels safe. Danielle approaches Chiara in the Storage Room and pledges to use Veto Power on her if Gerry puts her up. Chiara tells Roddy that Danielle is on her side, which prompts Roddy to confirm with Gerry their deal to not nominate each other. Roddy adds that he's a "big enough boy" to understand if Gerry nominates Chiara. Outside, Eric tells Roddy the same thing about Lisa: he has "no allegiance" to her, and since they'll spend time together outside the House, he'd be willing to let her go. DUCKBALL, FACIALS AND A DREAM FULFILLED As a way of passing time, the HouseGuests have come up with a game they call Duckball. The HouseGuests toss three rubber duckies (which Marcellas brought into the House) across the backyard towards a bucket, with points awarded for accuracy. While Jason thinks that Duckball will soon be a Summer Olympics event, Marcellas is "apprehensive" about the treatment afforded his duckies, since he brought them exclusively to go in the pool.moreless
    • 8/17/08
      7.8
      The Head of Household nominates the sixth set of nominees for eviction.
    • Big Brother 8: PoV Competition #4
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      7/31/07
      7.8
      Dustin, the current Head of Household, the two nominees, Jen and Kail, and their partners, Jameka, Jessica and Daniele, participate in the Power of Veto competition.
    • BB2 Ep #18
      BB2 Ep #18
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      8/14/01
      7.8
      Nicole thinks Monica still believes she's being punished for how she voted in Week One. "I have more respect for Monica voting to keep Sheryl," Nicole says, but actually Monica simply feels she never had a chance to win the game. Hardy calls this notion "ludicrous," while Bunky says "it's an excuse, a cop-out." After nominations, Bunky goes to Nicole to lend her his ear, but when Krista comes into the room Bunky leaves and lets them discuss circumstances. Nicole explains that being excluded from the UT alliance was "hurtful," but Krista says she misunderstood what the UT meant. To Nicole, it boils down to the fact that Krista and Hardy, the people she trusted most, plotted against her. Will has worked to convince Nicole that Hardy isn't honest, but Krista encourages Nicole to believe that they (Krista and Hardy) are her friends and that she should trust them again. While Krista tries to mend fences, Monica uses the Diary Room to cry in private so the other HouseGuests don't see (Monica and Krista talk about art ). Immediately after being nominated, Monica packs her bags to leave, saying of Nicole, "I'm going to get her before I go out." Her presumption that she'll be evicted disturbs Nicole, who tells Hardy, "Her assumption could be totally wrong." Hardy responds, "If she keeps acting like she's acting, she's gonna be (evicted)."moreless
    • BB5 Ep #15: Drew Wins PoV; Jase Nominated
      8/10/04
      7.8
      In this episode, the power of veto is up for grabs. Nakomis, Diane, Marvin, Drew, Will, and Adria. Drew won the power of veto and was torn between his loyalty to Diane and his loyalty to Jase. In a veto ceremony that shocked Jase, Drew removed Diane from the block, given Nakomis the oppurtunity to nominate Jase for eviction. The final result of Tuesday night's veto ceremony was Jase and Marvin up for eviction, the final result to be determined live on Thursday.moreless
    • BB3 Ep #30
      BB3 Ep #30
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      9/19/02
      7.8
      The Jason and Danielle alliance is close to paying off. With Jason holding the only vote for eviction, he'll determine who goes to the Final Three in the House. After that, the winner of the final HoH Competition will determine the last two HouseGuests standing. Jason says that his alliance with Danielle has lasted for 10 weeks, and he isn't going to change his approach now. He adds that if someone else wins the next Competition, he plans on pushing them to take Danielle instead of him. Lisa, despite being nominated, is planning for her future in the game as well. She doesn't think she can beat Jason in the final vote and thinks she has a better chance against Danielle. Lisa has also started to piece together the puzzle that is the Jason and Danielle alliance. She says that she thinks the fact that Danielle didn't nominate Jason was suspicious and realizes that, if they were together, they would need a third person to advance to the end, which is why Danielle has been looking out for her the last few weeks. On the other hand, Amy tells the others in the hot tub that she's glad there are "no alliances" left in the House. Earlier she had also said that if she wins the next HoH, she plans on keeping Danielle because she wants Danielle to win the game. With all the power in Jason's hands, Lisa and Amy appear to be taking Danielle's advice when she suggested that since all three of them were single, they should do "whatever" to secure his vote. Jason says that there has been some flirtation in the air, and that the girls have been "working it" to stay in the game. Amy coaxes a kiss out of Jason in the Storage Room, and Lisa innocently kisses him before going to bed. Unfazed by the new attention, Jason realizes that he's in the catbird seat and is looking to move his agenda forward. He says he's not planning on taking someone he thinks he can beat to the end, but will take Danielle, no matter what, to fulfill his promise to her. To those ends, Jason and Danielle indicate they plan on evicting Lisa. Danielle says, "I love Lisa, but we gotta take her out." Jason agrees, saying, "there is no plan B." With only four people to talk to, Host Julie Chen talks to the man with all the power, asking Jason how he feels. Jason says he feels "horrible" because he loves both Amy and Lisa and doesn't want to have to pick between them. Julie follows up by asking him if all the flirting has affected his decision. Jason smiles and says that he "can't kiss and tell." Lisa tells Julie that her recent web chat was "amazing and overwhelming," particularly the fact that Eric made the extra effort to sign on and talk to her. Finally, Amy tells Julie that she wouldn't have kept the secret of her phone call victory in the last Luxury Competition for very long, even if the others hadn't figured out she was the one who took the deal. After Amy's declaration that there are no more alliances in the House, Danielle and Jason recall how their grouping came about. Jason says that sometime during Week One of the game, they decided to work together to make it to the end. Danielle says that early on, she felt like a target because no one came to her with any offers to be in an alliance. Some things in the House that they weren't a part of broke their way, allowing them to gain power. Amy's return from eviction and subsequent targeting of Chiara for eviction helped them get rid of one of the strongest players in the game and also weakened Roddy, another strong competitor. Danielle tells Lisa that she only got this far in the game because people "underestimated" her. Despite not being in a strong alliance, Lisa and Amy are in the Final Four as well. Lisa says she thinks "patience" was a key to her survival, while Amy says "a sense of humor" helped get her this far. Julie talks to Danielle alone in the HoH room. There Danielle tells her that she's thrown "at least 8" previous HoH Competitions, but truly competed last week to protect Jason. Danielle adds that she threw the previous Competitions because she knew she wouldn't be able to nominate Roddy without breaking a promise to him, and was content to let other people do it. Finally, Danielle says that she's "never doubted" her alliance with Jason and that she's "confident" Jason will return loyal to her until the end. In anticipation of next week's final vote, BIG BROTHER checks in with some of the evictees to get their impressions of what they've seen. Lori says that even though she was the first one out of the House, she had a "great adventure" in Cancun and was happy to get home to her family. She did, however, express surprise that Roddy was one of the people who voted against her. Tonya says that it was exciting to get back to seeing her kids, but bristled a bit at some of the in-Housecriticism she received. "I do have a wild side," she says, "but first and foremost, I'm a mom." She adds that she's "glad [she] ripped Amy's ass, and Marcellas's too," but thinks that Danielle is "the most conniving, deceitful person ever." Eric's family treats him to a "gourmet" peanut butter and jelly meal, while the rest of them enjoy lasagna. Eric reports that due to a miscommunication, he's been suspended for two weeks from his job as a fireman, but has the support of his coworkers and family. Roddy, hanging out in Las Vegas, says that people keep coming up to him and giving him tips on the game, even though he's (obviously) not in the House anymore. Roddy also has some enmity for Danielle, saying that with her secret alliance with Jason, he finds it ironic she branded him as a "master manipulator." He adds that he doesn't think he'll ever forget the numerous times that Danielle referred to him as the devil behind his back. Just before casting his eviction vote, Jason tells Lisa and Amy that he feels like he's in a "tough position," but also a "position of safety." He votes to evict Amy, but promises her that he'll still be her date for the Fair. Amy understands and hugs everybody before leaving the House. In the studio, Amy and Julie reconnect like old friends. Amy tells Julie that she never expected to be in the Final Four, and despite her strong showing in the game, she never expected to take home the money. Julie asks her if she still feels that the House is alliance-free and Amy tells her that she does, saying that the last week was "very clean" and couldn't have been that way if people were trying to backstab each other. After Julie tells her about the Jason-Danielle alliance, Amy says she's "not disappointed" and that the deception only proves to her how smart a player Danielle is, adding that she's pulling for Danielle to take home the Grand Prize. After her interview is over, Amy is reunited with her mother and her little dog Buckie, who she's pined for since she first went into the House. To determine the final Head of Household, Danielle, Lisa and Jason will have to go through a three-part competition. The winner of Round One gets a bye directly to Round Three, with the two runners-up going head-to-head in Round Two. The Round Two winner will face the Round One winner in Round Three to determine the ultimate winner. Julie instructs the three HouseGuests, now changed into their swimsuits, to enter the backyard. There they find a full-sized above-ground swimming pool, with their keys tied to three different ladders. Anchored to each of the ladders are inflatable boats for the HouseGuests to climb into. From there, they paddle into the center of the pool, where they put their keys into the Nomination Box. The object of the game is to hold onto their keys as long as possible. Whichever HouseGuest outlasts the other two wins Round One and is one step closer to controlling the game. To make things more difficult, Julie informs us that "BIG BROTHER has made a deal with Mother Nature and a storm is moving in." On cue, wind kicks up in the backyard, followed by thunder and lightning. Finally, a hard, cold rain starts to fall on the HouseGuests. Almost immediately, Jason starts to shiver and calls out for some chicken soup. The Competition ends in a cliffhanger, to be resolved on Saturday.moreless
    • BB3 Ep #26
      BB3 Ep #26
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      9/5/02
      7.8
      HOT ROD PEELS OUT: NJ WRITER EVICTED 3-0 As the eviction draws near, Danielle wonders why the people nominated against Roddy turn themselves into "sacrificial lambs," allowing him to stay in the House. Marcellas tells Danielle that after listening to Roddy he feels hypnotized, ready to follow him wherever. With Roddy's persuasiveness an active topic in the house, Amy makes his bid to stay a little easier by putting on what Marcellas calls the "ugliest exhibition" he's seen in the House. It starts when Lisa, on the elliptical trainer, overhears Amy make an offer to Roddy for one of his beers. As Amy continues to drink, she babbles to the other HouseGuests, all of whom are visibly uncomfortable. Marcellas, now using the trainer himself, asks Roddy to go inside and get him a drink of water, leaving him alone on the patio with Amy. Marcellas tells Amy to stop drinking and go to bed. Amy goes into the House, but pulls Jason into the HoH room and asks him for some of his alcohol, then lies to Marcellas when he asks her what she's doing. In the Diary Room, Marcellas is beside himself, recounting his efforts to help her. Amy sits in the hammock, talking to Roddy about how Marcellas hurt her feelings, but she falls out of the hammock, laughing hysterically. Sitting at the dining room table with Danielle, Jason and Lisa, Marcellas cuts his ties to Amy, saying, "That was my girl until this week." Later, he tells Lisa what he thinks when he's with Amy lately: "Every word that comes out of your mouth, you're making me hate you." While Amy is self-destructing, Roddy takes the opportunity to gather Lisa's support. Lisa says she noticed that Roddy has been flirtatious with her the last few weeks, and she is considering giving Roddy a sympathy vote, if the others still want to evict him. Roddy senses this, saying that he knows Lisa votes with her heart. Danielle, watching him get closer to Lisa, is flabbergasted. "It's unbelievable," she says, "Every week he talks people into doing things for him." JULIE'S LIVE INTERVIEW With all the HouseGuests in the living room, Host Julie Chen pokes fun at Jason for his new haircut. She gets down to business, though, asking Marcellas about his intent during his harsh nomination speech to Amy, and whether he thinks Amy got it. Marcellas considers his words "a plea" to Amy to be more careful with everyone, since at this point in the game, everyone is fragile and stressed out. Amy tells Julie that she did get "most" of the message, but "it took a while." Talking to Danielle, Julie notes she's the only HouseGuest remaining who never won HoH. Danielle responds that with the next Competition coming soon, she wants HoH "so bad I can taste it." On a lighter note, Julie asks Lisa about the America's Choice shopping spree the HouseGuests enjoyed. Lisa says that the guys got the better end of the deal: since they're all the same size, they were able to come in and "just take everything." THE RETURN OF JOSH Looking back on his days in the House, Josh says his strategy was to "offend everybody," but realizes he probably "did it too well." Now out of the game, he is reunited with his love, Merritt, and calls that the "best part" of leaving the House. Merritt says it was tough to watch Josh in the house the last week of his stay when he was very emotional and vulnerable. She says it was hard not to let him know how much she cared about him when he was so distraught. Now reunited, they both know that they want to spend the rest of their lives together. They stop by a jeweler's to look at diamond rings, and Josh blanches at the prices. "If you're having a 90% off sale, you should call me," he jokes to the salesperson. Josh says that marriage is in their future, just as soon as he gets permission from Merritt's father.moreless
    • BB2 Ep #14
      BB2 Ep #14
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      8/4/01
      7.8
      Mike Boogie may be gone, but he's not forgotten. Krista and Will particularly are taking his absence hard. Bunky takes care of Krista, telling her to "take a few days to get over Boogie" and Krista responds, "It'll take more than that." Krista tells Will that Mike gave her "butterflies," while Will says, "Everyone I'm friends with is gone. I lost my girlfriend and I lost my best friend." If Mike did nothing else in the House, his forming of the "boy band" 2 Hype would be enough for everyone to remember him by. Leading the rehearsals, the band is referred to as "Boogie's brainchild." Their performances are cut together into a video, which the HouseGuests watch together (except for Kent, who stays in the hot tub) on the plasma screens. They laugh at themselves, with Bunky calling it "embarrassing and goofy," but Nicole says, "It looked pretty cool to us." After the video, the group is surprised as Mike's emotional farewell message to Krista plays out. "You taught me what was important in life. I hope you find the happiness in life you deserve," he says. As he concludes, there isn't a dry eye in the room. Touched by his words, Krista says, "That's the most wonderful thing anyone ever said to me. That will stay with me the rest of my life." Starting his second tour of duty as the Head of Household, Hardy believes he has a greater understanding of the HouseGuests. "I've lost respect for some and gained respect for others," he says as people scramble to avoid being nominated. Nicole tells Hardy that Bunky had come to her, desperately wanting to know if he's going to be put up and reminding her that he's always voted how the group wanted him to. Hardy gets upset, feeling this is a sign of weakness on Bunky's part. Unfortunately for him, Bunky comes to Hardy right afterward and tells him directly that he's always been a team player - exactly what riled Hardy so much. While Bunky may seem like an obvious target, Hardy has other people he's considering. He says that the "Untouchables" alliance of Monica, Krista and himself isn't as strong as the other two think, because Hardy has more loyalty to Krista than to Monica. He also describes Kent's actions as "unacceptable to almost everybody," and says that ultimately, his loyalties are "with Krista and Nicole. I'll do what I can for them to be the last two."moreless
    • BB2 Ep #27
      BB2 Ep #27
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      9/6/01
      7.8
      Nicole reflects on the run she and Hardy had controlling the House. For three consecutive weeks, they were HoH and dictated who stayed and who left. "The only thing bad for us is if Monica wins HoH," she told Hardy on the patio. Monica did become HoH and Hardy and Nicole's nightmare came to life: their power was gone and Will would decide which one of them got evicted. Monica says, "It felt good to let them know they were human." Hardy tells Nicole that he's not going to do anything to persuade Will to keep him, and says, "I'm fine with leaving. But if I stay, I'm kicking his ass." Monica believes that Will, who has made no secret of his deceitful approach to the game, deserves the power that she has given him, and Will is running with it. He believes that Nicole is subtly stabbing Hardy in the back, insinuating to Will that she wants him to keep her in the House. He asks Nicole for a haircut, but Nicole says she won't give him one until Friday, or after the eviction has happened. "I want to see her stab Hardy in the back one more time," Will says. He balances the reasons he has for evicting either of them, remembering his promise to Shannon, but saying that, "If I had to decide right now, I'd evict Nicole. She's bossing me around, but with Hardy, I'm having fun." Monica looks at all the machinations in the House and simply says, "I prayed for folk in here. Forgive them, for they know not what they do."moreless
    • 4/20/08
      7.7
      The Head of Household nominates another set of HouseGuests.
    • Big Brother 10: PoV Competition #6
      Season 10 - Episode 17
      8/19/08
      7.7
      The HouseGuests compete in the Power of Veto competition.
    • BB4 Ep #26: Jee Evicted; Robert HOH #9
    • Big Brother 8: PoV Competition #7
      Season 8 - Episode 21
      8/21/07
      7.7
      Head of Household, Daniele, and the two nominees, Amber and Jameka compete for the golden power of veto.
    • BB2 Ep #7
      BB2 Ep #7
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      7/19/01
      7.7
      Having put Kent and Autumn up for eviction, Krista says she has no regrets and believes that Autumn is not emotionally ready for the game. Her nomination of Kent was luck of the draw, but he's not a sure thing to stay in he house. As part of the strong Chill Town alliance, Mike says he thinks Kent is "just grumpy" and goes so far as to whisper "I hate him" to Will and Shannon. Hardy has the ear of Monica and Bunky and explains to them that Autumn should be at home with her son. That seemingly makes three votes to evict Autumn and three to evict Kent, leaving Nicole as the swing vote. Conflicted about her decision, Nicole says she's likely to just flip a coin to decide, unless something drastic happens before the vote. Nicole is still trying to infiltrate Chill Town, who seem receptive to having her. Adding Nicole to the Mike-Will-Shannon alliance would give the new Chill Town enough votes to evict anyone they wanted, so long as one of them gets Head of Household and makes the nominations. Nicole tells them, "I like you guys. I really like hanging out with you." While Nicole acts as a double agent, others are worried her loyalties may be truly changing. Kent asks Monica if she thinks Nicole would lie to his face about her intentions and Monica says yes. While the Chill Town romance between Shannon and Will continues to heat up, some doubt arises about what's really happening. Will wonders if Shannon is using him to gain advantage and said that while he does like her, he's using her "for strategic purposes as well." Shannon said early in her stay that she wouldn't leave her boyfriend for anyone in the house, but later says she wants Will to come back for her if he gets evicted before she does. Up first, Hardy and Monica both vote to evict Autumn. Shannon's boyfriend Jim is confused about the in-house relationship as well. He says that he doesn't know if Shannon's relationship with Will is based on "passion or strategy," but that he feels he "deserves an explanation." Regarding Will's earlier comment that her boyfriend is "out of here," Jim says Will needs to "say it to his face, and at 165 pounds, he should bring Hardy with him." Overall, despite his conflicted feelings, Jim says he loves Shannon very much and is supporting her. At this point Bunky votes to evict Autumn, making it three against her, with Chill Town and Nicole not yet weighing in. Shannon isn't the only one in the house with support from home. Autumn thinks of her son Justus every day and says he's the sole reason she's there. She wants to win the Big Brother 2 prize so she can give him the best life possible. Kent, her companion on the chopping block, has his family to worry about as well, including his two children, Alex and Maddie. While talking live with host Julie Chen, both Autumn and Kent say they are content to abide by the vote, whichever way it goes. But Kent has strong feelings about those he feels aren't playing the game with class and warns he'll be "hell to live with" if he stays. After talking with Krista in the HoH room,Julie announces that Autumn has been evicted by a unanimous vote of 7-0. Autumn gets up and walks out of the house, not pausing to receive any farewells from the other HouseGuests. In the studio, she sits with Julie and says that she had said her goodbyes to the people she wanted to before she was evicted. Autumn says she is disappointed in Hardy, saying he convinced everyone that she should be home with her son without consulting her feelings. The level of competition in the game was more than Autumn said she expected, and she feels that being voted out unanimously means "seven people think I'm better than what's going on in the house." With one more Houseuest gone, it's time for the new Head of Household to be established. In a competition called "By the Numbers," the HouseGuests are asked number-based questions that they answer silently, by raising a paddle with a number on it. Each of the questions is about the remaining nine HouseGuests. Chill Town is relying on putting one of their members into the private bedroom, but Will gets knocked out by the first question, along with Bunky and Kent. Monica goes out next, followed by Nicole, then Mike. Shannon and Hardy are the last two contestants in a "sudden death" battle. After they both incorrectly answer two questions, Shannon loses out on a third question, giving the HoH status to Hardy.moreless
    • Big Brother 12 - Nomination Ceremony #4
      8/1/10
      7.7
      Following Rachel's second Head of Household competition victory of the season, the HouseGuests battle to stay off the chopping block.

      Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg introduce (via satellite) the Luxury Competition where the three winning team members would have the opportunity to watch a private screening of the duo's new movie, The Other Guys.moreless
    • BB6 Episode 28: Veto Competition & Live Eviction 11
      The Friendship Alliance appears to crack when Ivette wins the Golden Power of Veto, which guarantees her a spot in the Final Three, and celebrates by screaming and running around the backyard. April's feelings are hurt, knowing that she will be the one sent home, and April confronts Ivette about her emotions after the competition, leading to the ever-emotional Ivette to lecture and scream at April. Now even more hurt, especially after seeing Maggie not do anything to break up the verbal argument, April confides in Janelle that if the Final Two was Janelle and Ivette, April would vote for Janelle. Practically securing a pivotal vote, Janelle lays low throughout the eviction, where Ivette's heartfelt voting speech sends April out the door to join the jury. Moments later, Maggie, Ivette, and Janelle begin their final Head of Household contest, a three-part endurance competition.moreless
    • BB2 Ep #23
      BB2 Ep #23
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      8/28/01
      7.7
      The HouseGuests are surprised that the usually emotional Bunky is taking his first nomination so well. Hardy tells Nicole, "When my time comes, I want to take it as well as he is." For his part, Bunky says, "It doesn't feel bad. It's my first time being nominated and probably my last." Will, the other nominee, is his usual self, preferring to talk about Hardy, saying, "He's becoming strange, like a Bizarro Superman." Bunky says that Hardy is very high maintenance and that he never felt a lot of love for him. He approaches Nicole to find out if this is his last week, telling her he wants to really enjoy himself if it is. Nicole tells Bunky that nothing is set yet, and Bunky reminds her of her promise that she'd never vote to evict him. Nicole in turn corrects Bunky, claiming she never said that, that he promised her he'd never vote against her. Nicole says that she told him to play the game based on his own strategy and instincts. Bunky relays this conversation to Monica, saying he thinks Nicole was non-committal to keep him "under her thumb." He calls the Hardy/Nicole faction "Bully and the Bitch," and says that if he goes he'll still get his say in the Finals. Hardy sits at the wall, listening in on the conversation between Monica and Bunky. As the first part of the upcoming Luxury Competition, the HouseGuests are given small dolls that they have to decorate in their own likeness. Nicole hates arts and crafts, saying she "sucks" at them, and goes outside to work out while the others stay at the table. She asks Will to make her doll for her, then gets even more upset when he makes it anatomically correct. The finished doll has only one eye, which Will explains Nicole uses "to look for dirty towels and kids having fun." (Will makes a sandwich ) Nicole complains to Hardy, who tells her Will is acting out because the deal they made with him to keep him in the House makes him feel safe. Nicole says Will is mistaken if that's how he feels. Later, Nicole talks to Monica about things that have happened in the House. Monica tells Nicole that her idea of the UT alliance was wrong, angering Nicole again, because Nicole's entire idea of the UT was fed to her by Will. Nicole is disturbed that Will lied to her and regrets the game decisions she made based on his lies. Monica thinks Nicole "feels like a sucker, mad at herself and at him for him duping her." But any feelings of ill will are put aside at the thought of being able to leave the Big Brother House, even for an hour. Each HouseGuest spends a few moments fantasizing about what they'll do in the hour that the Luxury Competition winner will be able to spend out in the big, bad world again. The second part of the Luxury Competition is called "The Great Escape." Each HouseGuest has a work station, consisting of balloons, string, a tank of helium and a basket containing their doll. The object of the Competition is to fill as many balloons as it takes to float the basket over the top of the Big Brother fence line. The first two HouseGuests to accomplish this will win a helicopter tour of Los Angeles, including flights over the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Dodger Stadium, and Santa Monica Pier. Will uses a surgical suture procedure he learned in medical school to tie his balloons, allowing him to come in first, while Bunky, who worked at a party decorating company, finishes second. Bunky notes with irony that the two nominees are the ones who get to leave the compound. The winners are blindfolded and guided through the exit of the House by Hardy and Monica, then follow a guide rope to the helicopter. As it takes off, they wave to Hardy and Monica watching them from the basketball court below. Hardy admits to feeling "jealous" of their victory, but Nicole is more extreme, saying, "There are two things that will make me feel better. One, throw Will out of the helicopter and put me in it. Two, kick the crap out of Will." Will, however, thinks Bunky is the perfect companion for this trip, even though he's never been on "a gay date before. Or a helicopter date. Or a gay helicopter date." In the air, Will and Bunky snap photos of themselves and enjoy their trip around Los Angeles. Will asks the pilot to set the helicopter down in the backyard of the Playboy Mansion, telling him, "Hef and I are on a first-name basis." In the House, Nicole is complaining about Will to Hardy, calling him "a lying, conniving, two-bit snake in the grass." She tells Hardy that she may want to go back on the deal and evict him first because she can't imagine being around him anymore. As the helicopter lands outside, Nicole is in the Diary Room. She refuses to go outside and greet them, saying she doesn't want to hear what they have to say. "Oh, God. They're going to be talking about it all afternoon," she says into her hands. Will and Bunky have brought gourmet food back for the others. Will goes to Nicole's bedroom to offer her champagne and salad, which she refuses. Will says of Nicole, "She's clearly the most depressed person I've ever met." He asks Hardy how he should approach Nicole to make amends, but Hardy warns him to stay away. Will says privately, "I'm not going to let her ruin this day. She's already ruined the last 55 days for me." To stir things up, Will asks Bunky over dinner if Bunky thinks anyone in the House, past or present, has had a gay experience. Bunky says when he met Hardy he thought he was gay, but realized he wasn't when he saw Hardy throw a football. Nicole asks Bunky if he thinks Hardy has had a gay experience and Bunky says no, amending his thought to say he thought Hardy might be bisexual, with an 80 percent to 20 percent split in his preference. Bunky also tells Hardy and Will that their skin-care regimens, shaved bodies, and plucked eyebrows are all gay stereotypes that they fulfill, but he doesn't. In the kitchen, Will and Bunky complain to each other about the Hardy/Nicole alliance. Bunky is put off by Hardy's temper, thinking that Hardy always had a bad temper, but hid it pretty well the first few weeks in the House. Will is preoccupied with Nicole, saying she's not the "slightest bit funny." He tells Bunky a theory that Nicole and Hardy use the same voices whether they're angry or happy, which, psychologically, indicates that they're unhappy, insecure people. "People comfortable with themselves use inflection when they speak," he says. Since they are so similar, Will says, "My only hope is that they turn against each other." The most recent America's Choice question allows viewers to vote on what type of clothes they wanted the HouseGuests to go on a 90-second shopping spree for. Monica, a devoted shopper, says that this is "as good as a letter from home." Will agrees, noting that he "can't live with my own clothes. They stink." Sportswear gets the most votes and racks of clothes, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry are brought into the House. The HouseGuests get 90 seconds to browse the racks, then 90 seconds to grab any items they choose. As time expires, they can keep whatever clothes they are wearing. Nicole, another shopaholic, says, "Monica and I lost our voices. Only dogs could hear us we were screaming so loud." Will grabs as many clothes as he can, then dumps them into a chair. As time winds down, he puts as many on as he can, including stuffing shoes inside his pants. Hardy says, "[The guys] didn't fare as well as the ladies, but I'm happy." It's agreed that Bunky did the worst, which Bunky blames on not being efficient. Will says Bunky's items were "cheap. I think he was looking for bargains or he had coupons at the register." Will was able to get so many items for himself that he gave things away to Monica and Nicole for them to take home with them. Nicole approaches Will while he showers, telling him, "I'm going to have some wine, then you and I are going to talk." On the patio, Nicole asks Will why he insists on pushing her buttons, especially now that she holds his fate in her hands regarding eviction. Will apologizes, saying that it's something he's always done and always gotten into trouble for. The conversation ends on a high note, with Nicole saying, "Hopefully, he took this [conversation] to heart." It doesn't seem like it did, however, as Will later professes his intention to stab Nicole in the back and says she's "living in denial. She likes me and really wants me to like her." At the Monday Meeting, Nicole pronounces to the group that the rift between her and Will has been healed. Will tells the group that he likes the way they've come together to work toward common goals. Bunky is emotional, telling everyone, "If I go, thank you all for your friendship. I'll miss you guys." Despite Bunky's stirring words, Hardy says, "Nothing short of catastrophe will change my plans." Nicole, however, warns that if Will has one slip-up, one obnoxious moment, she'll vote him out of the House.moreless
    • BB3 Ep #15
      BB3 Ep #15
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      8/10/02
      7.7
      CHIARA TAKES CONTROL After Eric's eviction, some of the HouseGuests are reflecting on their roles in his departure. Jason feels guilty because his third vote is what put things in Gerry's hands for the tiebreaker. Roddy tells Lisa he was in denial that Eric could possible leave and Lisa says that the finality of Eric being gone will most likely hit her that night. Danielle sees his departure differently, plainly saying: "Four down, six to go." Chiara settles into the HoH room and says she hopes everyone gets to experience that pampering once during the game. Gerry talks to Josh, saying that he thinks he'll be nominated as revenge for evicting Eric with his tiebreaker vote. Josh pledges to vote in Gerry's favor if that happens. Later, Josh tells Roddy that he suspects Jason and Marcellas have a secret deal based on a handshake he saw them exchange. Roddy checks in with Marcellas, who defends Jason. Josh thinks Jason has to be evicted because he "used" Roddy and the invitation to the alliance Roddy extended him. Chiara also feels betrayed by Jason and says she might put him up for eviction. Chiara goes to Jason and asks him to explain why he voted to evict Eric. Jason tells her that he was uncomfortable as the "5th wheel in a couples alliance." He also tells Chiara he was uncomfortable with how brazenly Eric tried to sell out Josh to Gerry last week. After they talk, Danielle approaches Chiara armed with the knowledge that Chiara voted to evict Lisa. Danielle pretends she doesn't know and catches Chiara in a lie when Chiara suggests she voted Eric out. Danielle doesn't confront Chiara, but tucks that information away and says she's "got Chiara's number." Danielle turns around and tells Lisa that Chiara voted her out, not Jason, which stuns Lisa. Feeling betrayed, Lisa declares herself the new "Princess of Darkness" in the House. Weight Loss, Intellect and Free-Spirited Conversation Gerry is using his BIG BROTHER 3 experience as an opportunity to try and lose some of the weight he recently gained. Every day he's doing cardio workouts for 90 minutes on the glider, then weightlifting. Jason estimates that he's dropped 15 pounds and Gerry joyfully tells Marcellas that his clothes are starting to become looser on him. Roddy admits that he's getting bored with the conversations of the other HouseGuests, many of which are about pop culture and celebrities. He prefers to talk about how African peninsulas affect weather patterns in the region than whether certain fashion designers do enough for the models they employ. However, Roddy isn't unaware of the fact that sometimes the others tune him out when he starts to talk about headier topics. Chiara on the other hand, has a "potty mouth" according to Danielle. Josh says he thinks Chiara might be "too sexually liberated," but Chiara just says that it's part of her personality to be contrary. Jason, the virgin, seems to be around for many of her more outrageous statements and bears the brunt of her outspokenness. "Expect the Unexpected" Chiara wakes from the HoH room to find a message on the plasma screen reading: "Expect the Unexpected." The possibilities of this message make the HouseGuests nervous across the board. But before they find out what that means, they compete in their next Food Competition. In the backyard is a full-scale version of the game "Ballast," which they've been playing in the House. Ballast consists of a large cylindrical frame holding several smaller cylinders piled up inside. Written on each of these smaller cylinders are food items. Each HouseGuest has two chances to pull a cylinder out without collapsing the rest of the stack. For each food item they successfully pull out, they get to eat for the week. After each HouseGuest has had their two turns, they end up with a well-balanced diet consisting of items like grapes, halibut, zucchini, steak and macaroni and cheese. After the Food Competition the HouseGuests are made aware of the imminent return of one of the evictees by watching a video package on the evicted four. On Thursday night, August 15, the four evictees will compete for a chance to return to the game. The HouseGuests are shocked by the news, but hoot and holler while watching the clips of where the others have been since their eviction. Josh is the exception, looking off into space, considering what this means to the game. Gerry says that this move might derail every piece of strategy he's utilized thus far. Josh says that of the four evictees, Amy is the one he'd like to see return, adding that he doesn't "want to see the other three ever again." Josh Gets Caught Chiara approaches Lisa and asks her about what she heard from Josh: that Lisa intended to target Chiara for eviction for not using the Veto Power to save her from nomination. Lisa says she never said that and wonders where Chiara heard that. Chiara doesn't tell Lisa, but says she should be able to guess it. Not realizing he'd been found out, Josh goes to Chiara and asks her to put his key in the Nomination Box first so he knows that he's safe. Chiara is non-committal, but tips her hand when she asks Gerry in the HoH room whether he has a deal in place with Josh. Gerry says he did, but it was for one week only and pledges to help Chiara evict Josh as retribution for the mean things Josh said to him. Roddy enters the HoH room and joins the conversation, only to find out that Chiara is considering nominating him against Josh. Chiara explains that Roddy is the only one who has an active deal with Josh and would vote to save him. Roddy is nervous being the decoy and asks Chiara to reconsider, telling her that he'd never nominate her. Chiara later says in the Diary Room that nominating Roddy was also strategic, a means to let people know that she's not as strongly aligned with him as they think. The Nomination Ceremony Jason is feeling stressed, worried that his explanation to Chiara wasn't enough to save him from being nominated. Roddy, with his insider information, says that he's so nervous he's feeling nauseous and stays in the shower for 20 minutes considering his options. Chiara says that making this decision has turned her into a "basket case" and that it would be much easier to do if she hated someone in the House. Bringing the group to the living room table, she tells them that, in the theme of the week, they should "Expect the Unexpected." Lisa's key comes out first, followed by Danielle, Gerry, Marcellas and Jason, leaving Roddy and Josh as the nominees. Chiara tells Josh that his nomination is a result of the lie he told her about Lisa and that she simply can't trust him anymore. While talking to Roddy, Chiara keeps the onus on Josh, saying that she thinks Roddy would vote to save Josh and she doesn't want him to have one vote. She tells the group to consider the times they've felt betrayed or been lied to in the game and puts the blame squarely on Josh, saying that he's responsible for all of it. Marcellas agrees with Chiara's strategy, saying, "It's time for Josh to be dealt with." Danielle isn't so sure. The temptation of Roddy on the chopping block might be too much for her to pass up. Josh retreats to his room and starts to pack his bags already and says, "Clearly I'm being strong armed out of the House."moreless
    • BB4 Ep #13: Robert Wins POV #4
      BB4 Ep #13: Robert Wins POV #4
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      8/5/03
      7.7
      NO REPRIEVE FOR DANA & JUN Alison's nominations have everyone talking, and many of her own allies disagree with her decision to nominate Jun and Dana instead of Justin. Meanwhile, the catfight continues as Dana and Alison butt heads and talk trash. After a Power of Veto Competition that has the HouseGuests searching for snakes in the grass, Robert wins the power to change the nominations, but fearing for the safety of his alliance, he opts to keep the nominations intact. ALISON "MAKES OUT" ALRIGHT After the nomination ceremony, Nathan expresses his disappointment to Alison in the backyard, saying he has a "gut feeling" that Justin should be the next one to go. Alison does her best to explain her nomination strategy, and implores Nate to "trust" her decision. Meanwhile, Dana is wise to Nathan's dismay, reporting to the other HouseGuests that he is "pissed off" at Alison for not nominating Justin. Perpetually pissed Dana sounds off about Alison's disregard for the original plan to evict the exes first, and Jun is quick to point out to Dana that Dana was, in fact, the one who "started the movement" when she betrayed her original alliance by nominating Alison and Dave. But it seems Nathan's not the only one discouraged by Alison's nominations. Jack is "stunned" by Alison's decision, and Erika points out that the original allies are "going after each other" instead of voting off the exes as planned. As Jack, Nathan and Erika discuss this, Ali joins them, and eventually agrees to nominate Justin if the Power of Veto is used. OPERATION OSCULATE? Is it part of Alison's strategy to use her feminine wiles, or is she just trying to break a BIG BROTHER record? In a tactical maneuver that could be called "Operation Osculate," Alison has locked lips with Justin, Dave and Nathan during her four weeks in the House. In Nathan's words, "when she wants it, she wants it." After some teasing from her housemates, it's pointed out that she's not the only one doing the tonsil tango. Other HouseGuests that have sucked face in the House: Dave and Amanda, Michelle and Nathan, and Justin and Dana. Is it true love, or is BIG BROTHER putting something in the peanut butter? Erika--who for the record has not kissed anyone while in the House (so far)--is getting serious about playing the game, saying, "Maybe it's time to get dirty." Nothing gets you dirtier than a little mud slinging, and she's hard at work, kicking up dust by spreading a little gossip between Alison and Dana. GROWN-UPS IN A HOUSE FULL OF KIDS So far, Jack's attempts to explain strategy to his younger housemates have been futile. Week after week, Jack has tried to steer his allies in the right direction, but typical of all kids, they haven't listened to their elder's advice. But Jack's not giving up on today's youth. He gives Dana a pep talk, encouraging her to not "over think" the game. But will she heed his advice? Jack and Erika discuss Dana's present predicament, and note that she would not be on the chopping block if she had listened to their words of wisdom. Jack, 58, and Erika, 33, call themselves the "parents of the House," and Erika says they feel "frustrated with their kids making bad decisions." The only thing to do, they conclude, is to take power in the House by winning Head of Household in the next competition. Two of their kids, Jun and Jee, seem to be getting along much better than earlier in the game. The former flames are talking now, and Jun says, "The ice has melted." But the two are wary of being too friendly, for fear of revealing their "silent alliance," and Jun advises Jee to vote with his allies, Robert and Justin, so that no one suspects their covert coalition. JEE MOURNS A LOSS Nathan--who has worn make-up, shaved his body hair and painted his toenails since entering the House--receives a ribbing from his housemates over his "feminine side." Justin calls him a "pretty boy," while Alison blames herself, saying she "made him turn gay." Nathan responds by saying "I'm not gay. I like women," adding that he thinks his teasing housemates are "just jealous." Have Erika and Robert mended fences? The dueling duo seems to have called a truce, with both sides apologizing and extending the olive branch. Robert proves he's got a softer side as he talks with Erika, then again later, as he consoles a crying Jee. Jee, hiding his tears with sunglasses, informs Robert that it is the fourth anniversary of his father's death, and tells Robert he would like to perform a ceremony in honor of his dad. For a moment, the game seems to be set aside, as the HouseGuests help him prepare for the ceremony that has become a tradition in his family since his father's death. With photographs of his late father, Jee performs the ceremony alone outside "purely for respect" and "to honor" his father's memory. SNAKE IN THE GRASS As always, the competition to win the Power of Veto is a heated one. Dana, who's made a lot of enemies and is nominated for eviction this week, declares that she will fight for the POV like her "life depends on it." Outside, a square grid is set up. Earlier, the HouseGuests were allowed to secretly choose four consecutive squares on the grid. Their pictures have been placed in the four squares of their choice, but are hidden from the other HouseGuests by sod squares. One at a time, the HouseGuests take turns overturning one sod square, revealing either a picture of a HouseGuest or a blank square. Once a player's four squares have been overturned, they are no longer eligible to win the Power of Veto, but they can continue to play to eliminate others from winning. Nathan, Erika and Jun are the first three to be disqualified, followed by HoH Alison. But Alison's not done playing, and she goes after Dana, overturning her fourth square and eliminating her from winning the Power of Veto. Justin and Jack are next to go, leaving allies Jee and Robert in the running. Not wanting the pressure that comes with the power, Jee disqualifies himself by turning over his own square, and Robert wins the coveted Power of Veto. Dana is optimistic, saying "they'll save me like I saved them." ALLIES SHMALLIES! EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF Dana scrambles to save herself from eviction, saying it's the "eleventh hour" for her in the game. She reminds the three stooges and POV-holder Robert that she saved them from eviction in the past, and encourages them to do the "right thing" and save her. But all her scrambling is driving Robert "crazy." As for Dana's friend, ally and kissing partner, Justin admits in the Diary Room that he must "draw a line" between the game and their relationship. The Veto Meeting is called to order, and the nominees are given the opportunity to address the HouseGuests before Robert makes his decision. Jun opts to play it "cool" by not pleading for liberation, while Dana once again encourages Robert to "do what's best." Robert disappoints Dana by not using his power to save her, and he says "it's in [his] best interest" not to use the Veto. Down, but not yet defeated, Dana is hopeful, saying that "maybe they want to keep me here."moreless
    • BB2 Ep #8
      BB2 Ep #8
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      7/21/01
      7.7
      Hardy wins HoH and nominates Shannon and Will for eviction.
    • BB4 Ep #14: Dana Evicted; Justin HOH #5
      8/6/03
      7.7
      WHO'S "PISSED OFF" NOW? Nominees and comrades Jun and Dana discuss their sticky situation, with Dana noting that she "can't campaign" against her ally Jun. But is she contradicting herself when she later says she "won't give up without a fight"? Convinced that she has three votes in her favor (Justin, Jee and Robert), Dana sets out to secure a fourth. She sets her sights on Erika, planting the idea that if Jack and Erika keep Dana in the game, they could all go after Nate and Ali together. Erika reports back to Agent Jack with the new information, smugly saying "we have power right now." Jun, against whom Dana has promised not to campaign, is catching wind of Dana's dealings, and calls Dana's denials of any wrongdoing a "crock of bull." All Dana's bargaining has made Jun turn from friend to foe, and Jun says she can't wait "to be rid of her." But Dana's not the only one haggling in the House. Alison aligns herself with the three stooges, Justin, Jee and Robert, cutting a deal in which both sides promise not to nominate each other. After her deal is sealed, Ali returns to her mate Nate, and in a moment fraught with irony, tells him to "trust" his friends. Host Julie Chen checks in with the HouseGuests, and puts them on the spot with some very tough questions. Julie first points out that Alison has been doing quite a bit of flirting in the House, and asks her how she thinks her boyfriend Donny is reacting. Alison replies with "I'm doing what I have to do to get by," adding that she hopes Donny understands. Julie then addresses Justin, asking if he would like to say anything to his House "girlfriend," Dana, in the event that she is evicted. Blushing, Justin says that Dana is a "great person," but admits that their relationship will probably stay in the House. As for Jee, when asked if he would like to say anything to Jun before the eviction is announced, he says that he appreciates her cooking. JUN AND DANA'S FAMILIES CHIME IN What do the families of the nominees think of the game so far? Dana's cousin Lisa admits that Dana has a "strong personality," but claims she's got a "bad rap" in the House. Regarding Dana's romance with Justin, Lisa says Justin is "definitely Dana's kind of guy." Dana herself admits that Justin is a "breath of fresh air." As for nominee Jun, her younger brother claims that Jun "taught [him] everything" he knows. But Jun's parents aren't too happy with her revealing bikinis, and have stopped watching the show. Younger brother Danny is still tuning in, though, and he thinks his older sister's strategy is "going extremely well." Julie takes a moment to speak with outgoing Head of Household Alison to get her thoughts on the game. When Julie asks her what she will do if Dana is not evicted, Alison responds that she will continue to "push and pursue Dana's exit." But what about her alliance with Nathan? Alison says that she "used him," and that "the alliance is no longer in need." With that alliance wearing thin, she has recently cut a deal with former boyfriend Justin not to nominate each other in the coming weeks. When Julie questions her intentions with this deal, Alison says that she intends to honor her promise to Justin. DOESN'T ANYONE REMEMBER SHEMP? Justin, Jee and Robert's constant antics in the House, as well as their inseparability, has earned them the title of the "Three Stooges." Jack remarks, "When you talk to one, you talk to all three of them." Justin, the "ringleader," takes the role of Mo; Robert is Larry, the "sidekick"; and Jee has been named Curly. Dana notes that the Three Stooges were the "first three targets," yet, as Jack points out, "they're still here." After maneuvering their way into an alliance with Dana while she was Head of Household, the stoogey threesome is sitting pretty. Alison says "the stooges got power," but what do they plan to do with all that power? Their primary target is Nathan. Jack, who has recognized them as a threat since the beginning, reiterates that his alliance has "got to get rid of the Three Stooges." Alison's revenge is evident as her two targets, Jun and Dana, face eviction. When Julie talks to the two nominees, Dana says that she feels "really lucky" to have had the opportunity to play the game, and adds that she looks forward to seeing a "handful" of the HouseGuests outside the House after the game. As for Jun, she says her stay in the House has been a "roller coaster ride" and that she "thrives" on the drama. DANA'S DISMISSED 6-0 Finally, it's time for the live eviction. Julie announces that in a unanimous vote, Dana is the fourth HouseGuest to be evicted from the BIG BROTHER House. Quick goodbyes are said, and Dana makes her exit. As she sits with Julie, Dana says that she is a "passionate person" and that she has "no regrets." In her New York accent, she adds that she is "nobody's puppet," and says, "I did it my way." Before she goes, Dana watches her housemates' farewell messages to her. Erika gets straight to the point by saying "I told you so," while consummate father figure Jack says he liked Dana's "sassy spirit." But is Dana's rival Alison sincere when she says "I really admire you"? Justin, Dana's in-House cuddle buddy, tells her that the very things he loves about her are what got her in "trouble," and he "can't wait" to see her outside the House. THREE STOOGES GAIN POWER The anxious HouseGuests take their places in the backyard for the Head of Household Competition, entitled "Who Said It?" Julie reads statements from a questionnaire that each HouseGuest filled out prior to moving into the House. Each player holds pictures of the four evicted roommates--Amanda, Michelle, David, Dana--plus Alison, the outgoing HoH. At Julie's prompt, the HouseGuests are to show the face of the person they think gave the answer to the statement read. A wrong answer means elimination, and the last person standing is the new Head of Household. Julie's first question is, "Who said that one of their bad habits is that they obsess about everything?" The correct answer is newly-evicted Dana. Jack answers incorrectly, and is eliminated from the game. The second question is, "Who said that their favorite movie is 'Legally Blonde'"? Blondie Michelle is the person who said it, and Robert and Jun are eliminated when they answer incorrectly. Question number three: "Who said that if they could be an animal, they would be an elephant, because they are the 'true kings of the jungle'"? Stuffed elephant-lover Alison is the answer, and Justin becomes the next Head of Household.moreless
    • As another week in the Big Brother house comes to an end, either Andrew or Kathy will become the third player evicted. Another Head of Household competition is held.
    • Big Brother 8: Nomination Ceremony #2
      7/15/07
      7.7
      The second set of nominations were made following Thursday's first eviction and second Head of Household competition.
    • 8/16/09
      7.7
      After Jessie's eviction following Jeff's using of the Coup d'Etat power, Michele became the new Head of Household. Which two HouseGuests will she nominate for eviction and what happened in the fallout after the use of the "mystery power"?
    • BB2 Ep #1
      BB2 Ep #1
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      7/5/01
      7.7
      This is it. The very first episode. Julie Chen is back to host this reality series that took off in July 2000 with mediocre ratings. There are a few changes this time around. The houseguests will vote for one another when the head of household(who wins their title in a challenge) nominates two people for eviction. Oh, and it is no longer banishment. Just eviction. There are 12, instead of 10. There are 12 houseguests and they are: Mike Krista Shannon Autumn Kent Will Hardy Bunky Justin Sheryl Monica Nicole Tonight, Kent wins a brand new car, as all 12 jam themselves into the little vehicle(god help the person who sat near Bunky) and whoever "Outlasts" the rest will win it. It was down to Kent and Autumn, but somehow Kent talked Autumn into getting out of the car. Mike also wins head of household and will not only have a whole room(with added treats) to himself, but he will also have to choose two people for eviction. Oh, much fun.moreless
    • BB3 Ep #7: Danielle Wins Veto
      BB3 Ep #7: Danielle Wins Veto
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      7/24/02
      7.7
      JOSH, TONYA IN THE LINE OF FIRE With Lori first to leave the House, the other HouseGuests are feeling reflective. Chiara realizes with one person gone that the "game has started," and Roddy rationalizes Lori's departure by saying, "She had to go. She had no support." Marcellas feels conflicted about his vote, admitting he considered voting to evict Amy. The 5-4 vote got everyone in the House thinking, especially the members of the Group of Six, who are now aware that someone in their group hadn't voted with the rest. Chiara and Roddy try to figure out who betrayed the group, but Josh, the Group of Six member who voted outside the alliance, remains quiet. He confesses in the Diary Room that he had to vote to evict Amy based on his promise to Lori, and that he doesn't feel bad about that. NEW HOH, NEW STRATEGIES As the new Head of Household, Marcellas immediately implements a "No Strategy Conversations" policy, telling everyone to not approach him about whom he is going to nominate. This creates some anxiety among the other HouseGuests. "He worries me. I want him out," Eric says. Lisa says she's nervous that Marcellas will nominate her as revenge for her nomination of him last week. Marcellas declares that he doesn't have allegiance to anyone, since "everyone in the House has lied to me." He discusses with Danielle their distrust of Gerry, a sentiment shared by the others. Eric tells the group that Gerry will say anything to get on someone's good side. Lisa believes the "generation gap" has made Gerry an outcast. Of interest to the HouseGuests is the mask Gerry wears to help with his sleep apnea, an affliction that causes shortness of breath during sleep. The other HouseGuests call it the "Darth Vader mask." Josh makes fun of the noise the machine makes, but Eric says it does its job because it cuts down on Gerry's snoring. PEANUT BUTTER PAGEANT Perhaps with an appreciation for Tonya's body in mind, the girls decide to have a bikini contest, making bathing suits out of household items. Amy, with her beauty queen background, turns it into a pageant. Unfortunately, as the girls try their floral suits on, the strings holding them together break, so they smear peanut butter on their bodies to hold the pieces in place. Mostly naked, the girls strut in front of the guys in a manner which Gerry calls "a hoot," but Jason confesses makes him uncomfortable. When it's the guys' turn, they go all out. Jason wraps himself in straw left over from the last Luxury Competition, Eric wraps himself in lettuce leaves for a "tossed salad" motif, Gerry tries for a sumo wrestler's outfit using paper towels, and Roddy appears in a bathrobe and goggles, opening the robe to reveal a strategically placed photo of Marcellas. Amy declares Chiara and Roddy "Mr. and Mrs. BIG BROTHER," which is ironic considering the burgeoning romance between them. Roddy admits he has a "little crush" on Chiara, and they discuss whether or not they'd date outside the House, as well as things Chiara will need to do when she first meets Roddy's parents. During this under-the-covers conversation, they share their first kiss. FOOD COMPETITION After Eric declares the group's commitment to proper nutrition and Danielle leads them all through a workout, the next Food Competition blows all good intentions out of the water. Danielle and Roddy choose up teams: Danielle, Tonya, Eric, Gerry and Chiara on one team; Roddy, Josh, Jason, Amy and Lisa on the other. Both teams, with hands tied behind their backs, have to eat away at a massive house made of brownies. Water and milk are available both to help wash down the food and to add weight. The team that collectively gains the most weight in 15 minutes wins the Competition. The losers are stuck with PB and J for the week. All the HouseGuests are weighed before the Competition, then again afterwards to see how much weight they've gained. Roddy quietly tells his team to drink the milk and water provided, since that will add more weight. As the Competition starts, his team does just that. Jason pushes brownie around to make it look like he's eating it, but really he's drinking all his water and Chiara's as well. After the final weigh-in, Roddy's team wins the Competition, with Jason packing on the most pounds (5.2!). Josh is disqualified from the contest for using his hands to sneak brownies into his pants and pants pockets, which prompts Marcellas to call him "the vilest human being ever" and lament that people use "avarice and greed" to get ahead in the world. After the Competition, Josh approaches Marcellas in the HoH room and, assuming that Marcellas will nominate him, tries to convince Marcellas to nominate Gerry as well and "let the chips fall where they may." He also offers his word to Marcellas that if he's not evicted, he'll never nominate or vote to evict Marcellas down the road. NOMINATIONS While Marcellas and Josh move further apart, Amy and Marcellas have struck up a close and unlikely friendship. Lisa says it's because "opposites attract," and that they can "share beauty secrets." Josh confronts Danielle about her alignment with Gerry, feeling that Gerry revealed himself to be a racist with his Veto speech. Danielle won't discuss her alliances, but will discuss her suspicions of the power Josh wields in the House. Josh backpedals, saying he doesn't have any power, and claims that he never suggested Marcellas as a nominee in the first week, even though he was first to suggest him to the group. With his nominations pending, Marcellas worries about the threat Roddy represents, but Lisa and Eric are worried they might be in danger. Preparing the nomination box, Marcellas says he nominated every person in his head, then thought about their good and bad qualities while deciding whether to nominate them for real. With the box ready, he gathers the HouseGuests and tells them that to him, the game is about "honor, kindness, integrity and responsibility," and that he wants to be able to look everyone in the face when the game is over. Marcellas nominates Josh and Tonya for eviction. To Josh he says, "It's no secret we've had problems since Day One" and calls Josh's behavior in the House "disruptive." Regarding Tonya's nomination, Marcellas apologizes and says that somebody has to be "the pawn." Tonya takes the news well, and although Josh is reserved immediately after the nomination, he later says Gerry and Marcellas don't live in reality.moreless
    • BB4 Ep #32: Best of Big Brother 2003
    • BB4 Ep #17: Nathan Evicted
      BB4 Ep #17: Nathan Evicted
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      8/13/03
      7.7
      NATHAN EVICTED; HOUSEGUESTS CAGED The HouseGuests are playing the game hard, with the Three Stooges flexing their power, Jack and Erika trying to skate by, Jun and Alison floating from alliance to alliance, and Nathan scrambling for a deal that will keep him in the House. Yet despite all the different strategies, deals and alliances, it is clear that the Stooges control the game, for this week at least. In a live eviction, Nathan is evicted unanimously, and the remaining HouseGuests compete for the power in the House in an endurance-based Head of Household Competition that could last well into the night. HE SAID/SHE SAID: HOUSEGUESTS PLAY THE GOSSIP GAME It seems the Three Stooges (or, as they prefer, the Dream Team) have managed to stir up trouble in the House during their week in power, threatening to completely dismantle the original alliance of eight by nominating Nathan and Jack, all the while keeping "floaters" Jun and Alison tightly in their back pocket. Nominee Nate makes a "last ditch effort" to strike a deal with Justin in hopes of ensuring his safety, while Jack says he feels "secure" in the House. Meanwhile, alliance-hopping Alison says the Stooges' behavior is like "Revenge of the Nerds," but adds that she is letting them do her dirty work for her by getting rid of the strongest players. There's so much "he said/she said" going on in the House, it's tough to keep track of who actually said what! The HouseGuests are all talking trash as they try to play on each other's doubts and suspicions. Jun feeds Nate's growing doubts about Alison's loyalty by telling him she's not trustworthy, which causes Nate to confront Ali. This, of course, prompts Alison to confront Jun, who owns up to the accusations. Next, Ali tells Nathan that Justin called him a "baby." When Nathan calls out Justin on this, Justin and Jun inform him of Ali's constant disloyal words, and the confrontation ends with Nathan lashing out at Jun and calling her a "sneak." Later, Nathan tells Alison that she causes "nothing but grief" in the House. Whew! In his attempt to stay in the game, Nathan approaches Justin in the HoH Room, and expresses his regret that they have become rivals "over a girl" (i.e. Alison). Meanwhile, the aforementioned "girl" hovers at the HoH Room door, hoping to hear what Nathan is saying to HoH Justin. Nate suggests that he and Justin "team up," saying "I don't have an alliance with anyone." As Justin considers this tempting offer, Jack and Erika try to guess the Stooges' next move. But with so many deals being made, who can possibly predict the outcome? In the studio, host Julie Chen asks Jun how she feels the Stooges are handling their power in the House, and Jun replies that they treat their alliance like it's a "boys club" and tend to exclude her a bit. Julie then allows Erika to share her thoughts in case Jack is evicted, and Erika says: "He's like my dad in the House." Next, Julie allows Alison a few words in case her "bed mate" Nathan is evicted, and Ali tells Nathan that he's been her "best friend" and "brother" in the House. WELL, GOLLY! IT'S NATHAN'S FAMILY! From their home in Oklahoma, Nathan's family shares their thoughts on all the goings-on in the BIG BROTHER House. First, his mother explains that Nathan was raised with three girls, possibly as an explanation for Nathan's oft-mentioned "feminine side." She adds, however, that Nathan has always been a "stud" and a "pretty boy." He's quite at home with all the female attention in the House, just as he was outside of the House. But what does his family think of his relationship with Alison? Nate's mom says that their initial romantic sparks have turned into a "brother/sister" relationship, and she's disappointed that Ali "turned on him." Little sister Lindsay sticks up for big brother Nathan, saying Alison has "gone too far." Julie takes a minute to talk to current Head of Household Justin, and asks him how long he plans on honoring his alliance with Alison. He explains that he has felt obligated to "repay her" for not nominating him when she was Head of Household, but adds that he is aware that she is "playing both sides." As for the Three Stooges, Justin says "nothing" could break their alliance. THE CHICKS' BAG OF TRICKS Although the women are outnumbered in the game 3-5, there's more than enough estrogen in the House! Jun, "Queen of the Kitchen," Ali, "The Flirt," and Erika, "The Nurturer," each uses her feminine charms to further herself in the game. Jun hopes that her good cookin' distracts the other players from the fact that she's (in her own words) "a cute kind of sneaky person." Erika's strategy for BIG BROTHER is to play big sister and "listener" to her housemates, all the while quietly hatching plans against them. Alison takes a different approach, and says of her strategy that she uses her "feminine side" to "manipulate everybody." Her flirty flair catches some disapproval from the other fair maidens of the House, and Jun remarks that Ali's actions are "setting back the woman's movement 40 years." And although not one of the three gals will admit it to each other, they have each relied on the age-old practice of shedding a few tears to get what they want. Yet despite their flirting, cooking, crying and nurturing, Jun says that they are "cold hard competitors." Yea Girl Power! Since the votes are live tonight, Julie allows nominees Jack and Nathan to address the other HousGuests, and reminds them that they still have a chance to "change minds and sway votes." Nathan tells his housemates that it's been "a long five weeks," but hopes that they will know Nathan is a "loyal, trustworthy person." Jack is next to address the group, and tells them that he "understands" that evictions are "strategic and not personal," but adds that he would "like to stay." Will Jack and Nathan's final words change minds before the live vote? OAKIE OUSTED, 5-0 The HouseGuests cast their votes live in the Diary Room, and their decision is unanimous to evict Nathan. As he makes his exit, the mood is somber, and Nathan seems reluctant to make eye contact with his housemates. In the studio with Julie, Nathan says that he "made a run at it" and has "no regrets." How does he feel about Alison's vote against him? He says that she is a "smart player" and that he "can't take it personally." Julie allows Nathan to view his housemates' goodbye messages to him, in which Jun calls him "eye candy," while Jack says that Nathan was a "strong" and "competitive player." As for Ali, she says that she feels "responsible" for Nathan's predicament, and adds that she will miss him. Julie reminds Nathan that he will join Dana in the sequester house, and will return as a juror for the final episode. LAST ONE OUT IS HOH! Tonight's Head of Household Competition is an endurance test. The objective of "Steel Cage Match" is to work your way through all three cages. But there's a catch: each cage is smaller than the last. The first cage is big enough to hold all six competitors, but the second cage can only hold four, and the third and final cage can only hold two. In order for the group to advance to the next cage, two HouseGuests must leave each cage. The final two players will be in the third and final cage, and whoever stays in longest--without food, water, sleep--is the new Head of Household. The six HouseGuests climb into the small, uncomfortable cage, and as the show ends, Julie says goodnight to the HouseGuests, who have a long and tense night ahead of them.moreless
    • BB5 Ep #16: Jase Evicted; Adria HoH
      8/12/04
      7.7
      JASE JETTISONED; A's NUMBER ONE Jase gets bounced by a near-unanimous vote with Cowboy the only holdout. For a moment before the vote, Jase thinks he might have slipped the noose yet again by using "reverse psychology" on Will and Karen. He keeps saying to Karen, and then to Will, that he wants them to promise to vote him out. For one hot second, he thinks that maybe his plan worked. He is, however, wrong, and finds himself doing the walk to talk to Julie Chen as opposed to the Jase victory dance. Adria, the first to compete in the HoH game, ends up the winner, becoming BIG BROTHER 5's third consecutive female HoH.moreless
    • BB2 Ep #5
      BB2 Ep #5
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      7/14/01
      7.7
      Krista nominates both Kent and Autumn up for eviction.
    • Episode 33
      Season 15 - Episode 33
      9/11/13
      7.7
      Can McCrae out play the exterminators in the Veto competition in order to save himself? Plus, Big Brother winner Ian is back and another houseguest will be evicted.
    • 2014/07/27
      2014/07/27
      Season 16 - Episode 15
      7/27/14
      7.7
      Nominations for eviction are revealed.
    • Episode 6
      Season 16 - Episode 6
      7/6/14
      7.7
      Nominations for eviction are revealed.
    • Episode 34
      Season 15 - Episode 34
      9/12/13
      7.7
      The final four become three. There's only one last nomination ceremony, one last veto challenge, and one last chance to compete in the live Season Finale!
    • 7/8/07
      7.7
      Kail nominates two houseguests for eviction based on their performance in the first Head of Household competition. An alliance of Kail, Mike, Zach and Nick forms, which Nick entitles "Mrs. Robinson and the Three Boys."
    • BB4 Ep #5: Amanda Evicted; Jee HOH #2
      7/16/03
      7.7
      The tumultous first nine days are recapped as the HouseMates determine who should leave: Amanda or Jee.
    • BB4 Ep #16: Robert Wins POV #5
      BB4 Ep #16: Robert Wins POV #5
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      8/12/03
      7.7
      NATHAN POUTS, STOOGES GLOAT Nathan is not taking his nomination lying down, and he divides his time evenly between pouting, campaigning and chiding Alison for betraying him. And although Alison tells him she's his "only friend" to his face, she makes it clear in the Diary Room that she's only looking out for herself. Nathan and fellow nominee Jack can only be saved with the Power of Veto, and the HouseGuests compete in a game of strategy to win the Power. Robert, one of the Three Stooges, wins the POV, and stays true to his alliance by keeping the nominations intact. Now it's up to Jack and Nathan to do some smooth talking before their housemates vote and one of them leaves the BIG BROTHER House. ALLY IS NOT SPELLED A-L-I Ali, a "floater" whose strategy seems to be to go wherever the power is, seems to have made an enemy in bedmate Nathan. As nominees Jack and Nate take out some aggression by working out in the backyard, they discuss Alison's betrayal, with Nathan saying, "We had a plan…she broke it." As punishment, Nathan is not speaking to Alison, unless it's to remind her how he saved her from eviction, and how she has betrayed him. Nate admits he "honestly" regrets using the Power of Veto to save Alison. But all Nathan's guilt-tripping doesn't seem to have an effect on Ali, who calls Nathan "the biggest baby." But does she show remorse for Nathan's nomination? To Nathan's face she's sympathetic, but she's less concerned for him in the Diary Room, saying, "I'm safe, so who cares?" adding, "Nathan can kiss my ass." Perhaps Nathan is growing wise to Ali's wily ways when he says that he will no longer rely on Alison. THE STOOGES' REVENGE With their nominations in place, the Three Stooges are thrilled to have risen from their position as primary target to power players. And now that they have command of the House for the week, they are seeking revenge for their enemies' deceit in the week that Michelle was evicted instead of the intended evictee, Erika. During the nomination ceremony, Justin stated that he chose Jack and Nathan because of their lies to him that pivotal week, and Justin reiterates this sentiment when he says, "There's nothing in this House except your word." Is it strategy, or just poor hygiene? Justin has the whole House talking about a certain pair of stinky blue shorts. Without a washing machine, the HouseGuests must hand wash their clothes--a task that Justin isn't fond of. Unfortunately for his housemates, Justin opts not to launder his favorite all-purpose shorts, which--after weeks of sweating and swimming--have taken on a strong odor. In Jee's words, they smell "like ass." HOUSEGUESTS GET NEKKID The HouseGuests get ready for another Luxury Competition, dressing in bathing suits designed especially for the Competition called "Foam Party." The girls dress in one-pieces, the guys in short shorts that leave little to the imagination. But modesty is not an option in this game. Once they get outside, they learn that letters are sewn inside their bathing suits. In order to win the Luxury Prize, each HouseGuest must remove his or her bathing suit to reveal the letter and spell out the prize by hanging the suits up on a clothesline. An industrial-size pipe pours down foam onto the HouseGuests, which they use to strategically cover themselves-but they still get quite an eyeful, as the foam does little to cover their naked bodies. Once all the suits are up on the line, the word "laundry" is spelled out, and the HouseGuests win fluff-and-fold laundry service for the week. Hopefully, Justin will have his blue shorts laundered. CRIMES OF FASHION Perhaps the HouseGuests performed well in the Luxury Competition because they are so used to being scantily clad. The House uniform seems to be the bathing suit, and the eight housemates rarely don much more than that. They even cook, eat and clean in their swimsuits. But it's not Erika's teenie-weenie bikini that has everyone talking. While Erika claims she has the "best fashion sense" in the House, her housemates have her on the "worst dressed" list for BIG BROTHER 4. Citing her pink hat, bright green satin pants and pointy-toed lace-up pink boots, Erika's housemates critique her fashion faux pas. But Erika is proud of her attire, and says she tries to look like J.Lo. The HouseGuests are given a new game, called Quoridor, a game of strategy in which the object is to get to the opposite side of the board from by forming pathways and putting up blocks against your opponents. First person to make it to the other side of the board wins. The HouseGuests practice their strategies in hopes that this game will be used for the Veto Competition. Nathan, however, decides not to over-practice, instead spending his time musing over Alison's betrayal. Although Alison assures him that he's the only one she cares about, Nate confronts her, saying, "You went behind my back and made a deal." Ali denies these allegations, but then later admits in the Diary Room that she's "playing both sides." QUORIDOR The time comes for the Veto Competition, and Nathan is out to win the power, saying, "I'm not counting on anyone else." As the HouseGuests hoped, Quoridor is the challenge, and the housemates are divided into two groups of four: first to play are Nathan versus Justin, Jun and Robert; followed by Jee versus Erika, Alison and Jack. The winners from the two rounds will face off in a final round, and the final winner wins the Power of Veto. The goal is to get to the opposite side of the board from where you start, and in each turn you can either move one step or put up a block to stop one of your opponents. First one to maneuver successfully to the opposite side of the board is the winner. Nate faces tough competition as Jun, Justin and Robert team up against him, and Robert wins round one. With Nathan disqualified, his only hope is for Alison to win her round, and he coaches her from the sidelines. But his coaching isn't enough to make her win, and Jee wins round two, guaranteeing another victory for the Three Stooges. Robert and Jee play a stress-free final round, and Robert wins the Power of Veto for the second week in a row. TO VETO OR NOT TO VETO? Is Alison having a change of heart? She seems to be campaigning for Nathan to stay when she tells the Stooges that if they keep Nathan, he will make sure Jack and Erika are the next two to go. But perhaps it's too little, too late, as Nathan continues to confront Alison for betraying him, and the two get into a little spat as they share a bed--a fight that leaves Alison sleeping alone. Nathan warns her, "Don't ever come to me if you need some help," and Alison once again tells him that she's his "only friend." Nathan isn't buying it, and tells her "actions speak louder than words." With the veto meeting just around the corner, Nathan has one last chance to convince the Stooges to keep him. He goes through Jun, a stooge ally, telling her that Robert should save Jack and replace him with Alison, and then vote her off. Jun immediately reports this piece of information to the Three Stooges, and Robert points out that Alison is "the biggest liar in the House." Was Nathan's idea enough to convince him to use the veto? Robert calls the Veto Meeting to order, and allows the two nominees to plead their case before he makes his decision. Then, telling Jack and Nathan that they are the "strongest people in the House," he opts not to use the Power of Veto, and keeps the nominations in place. Jack says that he feels "secure," but adds that "you can never take anything for granted" in the BIG BROTHER House. As for Nathan, he says, "My back's against the wall," and knows the next few days will determine whether he stays a player in the game, or returns at the end as a juror.moreless
    • Either Amber or Zach will become the eighth houseguest evicted from the Big Brother 8 household. Also, who will become the ninth Head of Household?
    • Nomination Ceremony #9
      Season 8 - Episode 26
      9/2/07
      7.7
      The eighth head of household is crowned. Also, the new HoH nominates two houseguests for eviction.
    • Big Brother 13 - Live Eviction #9; Head of Household Competition #10

      After a week of even more unexpected twists, one of the members of the duo of Shelly and Adam face eviction after Rachel won the Power of Veto and pulled herself and Jordan off the block.

      After the ninth person is evicted, the tenth Head of Household competition is held.

    • With the first set of nominees, Chima and Lydia, up for eviction courtesy of Head of Household, Jessie, six HouseGuests vie for the first golden power of veto. Will the power be used to saved one of the nominees or will they be left in tact?
    • BB4 Ep #22: Erika and Jack Nominated
    • The houseguests vote on whether to evict Nick or Kail.

      Also, the fifth Head of Household competiton commences, but the audience will find out on the next episode who won.
    • BB2 Ep #16
      BB2 Ep #16
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      8/9/01
      7.6
      Will, who has referred to himself as "the puppetmaster", finds out that other people have been pulling the strings from the very beginning. He gets confirmation from Krista that she's been part of the "Untouchables" alliance with Monica and Hardy since the third day in the House. Asked what Nicole will think of this alliance, Krista tells Will that she won't find out, because Will is the only one outside of the group that knows about it. Undeterred, Will tells Nicole about the UT group and explains that their card-playing is a way of signaling each other who they intend to vote out. In the Diary Room, Will says that this is something he made up to make their alliance seem more sinister. Nicole confronts Hardy, more concerned with Krista's duplicity than with his. Will has decided that Hardy is "not a nice guy. He lies. That's my role." His new plan is to evict Hardy, then take his place next to Monica and Krista and hope that Nicole doesn't get too upset with him. He tries to get more information from Krista, who tells him the UT plan, right after pledging her trustworthiness to Hardy and Monica. With Krista's true loyalties coming into doubt, Kent says Krista hates him because he "figured her out first." As the HoH and the target of Kent's wrath at the Monday meeting, Hardy is the center of House attention. His girlfriend, Lindsay, describes a different side to Hardy, talking about how they met at a Smoothy shop and stating that she's "never met anyone with the morals and values that he has." She thinks his occasional temper is out of "frustration," and admits that she "would love to have a few words" with Shannon. Overall, she says, "America loves Hardy. Why wouldn't they?" Turning to the two nominees, Will says that Kent "is on a roller-coaster. Up and down all the time." Kent says that Will has come full circle, from liked to hated and back again. Looking back on the House relationships both men have had, it's hard to argue. Nicole calls Will a "lying bastard," then later describes him as being "on the level" later. Hardy says he's enjoying Kent's company, but as time goes by, decides he has "no wish to speak to him." Bunky calls Will "cocky and arrogant" at first but thanks him for working out with him later, and says Will is "amazing." About the unstable nature of friendships in the House, Kent says, "It's weird to be everyone's friend, then be the sacrificial lamb." Nicole, previously one of Kent's biggest supporters, casts the first vote to evict him from the House. Host Julie Chen interviews the HouseGuests, asking Bunky why he thinks he was never nominated for eviction. Bunky doesn't have a set idea, but thinks it's because "other people are more popular" and represent a bigger threat. Julie turns her attention to the two current nominees, asking Will how he feels being on the hot seat. He answers, "I feel lucky and fortunate. Everything is copacetic." Kent, however, says, "I'm ready to go home. I feel there's a way to play the game and have decency be involved. In this House, decency is a weakness. I'm ready to return to the outside world." Julie also talks to Hardy alone in the HoH room and asks him what was hardest this time as Head of Household. Hardy responds that the nominations were hardest, because he thinks Kent is "a great man" but that "no one is responsible for where he is except Kent." Hardy says that Nicole is the person he trusts the most because she has "helped (him) through difficult situations." Julie reads the eviction notice and by a vote of 4-0, Kent is evicted from the Big Brother House. He hugs Bunky, then tells everyone to "take care" before exiting the House very quickly. As Kent makes his way to the studio, Hardy and Bunky talk about his eviction. Hardy says, "He was an ornery guy the last week and a half, but he went out with dignity." Bunky tells Hardy he hopes Kent understands why he voted to evict him. Talking with Julie, Kent is outspoken about his experience. He says he was "really surprised I made it this far. Being oldest, I have nothing in common with these folks." About the other HouseGuests, Kent says, "You got freaks in that House." Regarding his former friendship with Hardy, Kent says Hardy "lied to me and the other HouseGuests. He decided being friends with me is not where he needed to be in the game." Not surprisingly, Kent calls winning the car one of his favorite House moments.He feels that the people in the House have compromised their integrity and honesty for the money, but predicts Bunky will win the overall prize. He is reunited with his wife and children, hugging them close in the studio. With one more HouseGuest down, it's time for the transfer of power to a new Head of Household. In a game called Pushing it to the Limit, the Houseguests slide a key down a lane, with sections at the end corresponding to each room of the House. Whichever HouseGuest comes closest to the HoH room square, becomes the new HoH. Will goes first, with his key stopping on the bathroom, the lowest room on the board. Next is Monica who slides her key off the end of the board and is disqualified. Krista goes and is one section better than Will, landing on the Dining Room. Nicole takes her turn and is the best so far, making it to the Blue Bedroom, second from the top. Bunky goes last and comes up short, stopping on the Dining Room, giving the HoH to Nicole.moreless
    • BB5 Ep #29: Cowboy PoV: Nakomis Evicted
      9/14/04
      7.6
      NO, NO NAKOMIS: COWBOY LASSOES VETO In the most unique BIG BROTHER Veto Ceremony of the summer, Cowboy holds all the power because he wins of the Golden Power of Veto. When he chooses to save Diane, he sends his own half-sister Nakomis packing and on her way to the jury.moreless
    • BB4 Ep #33: Jun Wins BB4
      BB4 Ep #33: Jun Wins BB4
      Season 4 - Episode 33
      9/24/03
      7.6
      JUN WINS BIG BROTHER 4! The evicted HouseGuests return to the BIG BROTHER House for the biggest day in the game, as they cast their votes and make one person half a million dollars richer. Before their secret vote, the jurors throw tough questions at Jun and Alison. And then, after the secret votes are cast, they finally sit down to watch all the episodes and learn every secret, every lie and every nasty comment in the House. And although none of the jurors seem happy with the two finalists they have to choose from, their votes are revealed, and Jun wins the $500,000 prize by a vote of 6-1.moreless
    • BB3 Ep #20
      BB3 Ep #20
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      8/22/02
      7.6
      SAYONARA, CHIARA! Still reeling from their private Sheryl Crow concert, the HouseGuests enter the Storage Room and find personalized autographed T-shirts and copies of Sheryl's latest CD "C'mon, C'mon." Marcellas calls her appearance "the most amazing departure ever" from the game, while Amy marvels at the goodies they received, saying "I'll have friends now, any way I can get them." Roddy tells Chiara that last week he didn't mentally prepare himself to leave the House, but that this week he is getting ready. Chiara promises that if he does go, she won't seek revenge against Amy. In another room, Marcellas, Lisa and Danielle are discussing the fates of Roddy and Chiara, trying to figure out whom they're going to vote for. Marcellas eventually declares that he's going to evict Roddy, because the circumstances of the game dictate his eviction. After deciding to keep Chiara, Marcellas approaches her with a warning not to trust the people who are always "smiling" at her, because those are the ones who are lying. Chiara tells Danielle what Marcellas said, and believes that Marcellas was referring to her. Danielle discusses voting with Marcellas, and they agree not to tell Amy they're going against Roddy, since she desperately wants Chiara out. But Marcellas tells Amy anyway, adding that everyone in the House except her sees Roddy as a threat. The next day, Amy tells Danielle what Marcellas told her, and that she feels like she was used. While they're talking, Jason is called to the Diary Room to cast the first vote. He interrupts Danielle and Amy to confirm with Danielle how he should vote. Danielle tells him to vote the "opposite," but Jason isn't sure what she wants him to vote the opposite of. In the Diary Room, Jason tries to figure out these cryptic instructions and finally confesses, "A lot is happening. I sure don't know what to do." CHATTING WITH JULIE CHEN Julie talks live to the assembled HouseGuests in the living room. She opens by asking Lisa how she felt seeing a new face, especially one of a music superstar. Lisa says it was "amazing" simply to run out the door and see people "breathe the same air we're breathing." Turning to Amy, Julie asks how she feels to be back in the House after her eviction. Amy says she's happy to be back, and thanks BIG BROTHER for waiting until her to return to bring Sheryl Crow into the House. Regarding his recently passed 28th wedding anniversary, Gerry tells his wife that he's "hanging in here" and that he plans to "bring home the bacon." Finally, Jason tells Julie that the thing he's most surprised by in his BIG BROTHER experience is how much he loves the others and how close he feels to everyone. THE VOTING BEGINS Before casting her vote, Danielle says that she likes Roddy a lot as a person, but he's "too dang clever" a competitor. On the other side, she says Chiara is "spoiled" and that she was disappointed Chiara turned against her friend Lisa. Gerry finds Chiara's outspoken nature "refreshing," and says she reminds him of his daughter. He thinks of Roddy as another "alpha male" and worries that there can be only one in the House. Danielle votes to evict Roddy and Gerry votes to evict Chiara.moreless
    • With Laura and Jordan on the block, the Head of Household, Ronnie, believes that Laura is a surefire bet to be the second HouseGuest evicted because everyone apparently loves Jordan. After the live eviction, the HouseGuests compete for the title of Head of Household.
    • BB4 Ep #10: Alison saved; David Nominated
      7/29/03
      7.6
      Now that Dana's nominations have drawn a clear line in the alliances, everyone’s focus shits to stragegy. With the House evenly split, this week's Veto Competition is key. In an intense fight, Nathan ends up victorious, and wins the POV. After much speculation, Nathan shocks the HouseGuests when, during the Veto Ceremony, he exercises his Power of Veto to save Alison. Dana is then forced to choose David as the replacement nominee.moreless
    • BB4 Ep #9: Alison and Jack Nominated
      7/25/03
      7.6
      As the houseguests adjust to Michelle's unexpected eviction, Dana settles into her new role as Head of Household, and even shows a soft side when she gets emotional over the letters and pictures from home. The Food Competition is a success as the houseguests end up winning plenty of food for the week. Meanwhile, Dana considers the alliances in the house and weighs her options between her original alliance (Alison, Erika, Jun, Jack, Dana and Nathan) or joining the “Dream Team” (Jee, Justin, and Robert) which would ultimately divide the house. After a day spent listening to her housemates' arguments, advice, gossip and strategies, Dana nominates Alison and Jack for eviction.moreless
    • BB5 Episode 12: Veto Competition 4
      BB5 Episode 12: Veto Competition 4
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      8/3/04
      7.6
      Jase wins the Golden Power of Veto, forcing Head of Household Diane to nominate another person for eviction. After some deliberation, her choice is to put up Marvin as a pawn, determined to get Scott out of the house.
    • BB3 Ep #5: Lori Evicted; Marcellas HOH #2
      7/18/02
      7.6
      Lori is the first houseguest evicted from Big Brother 3, while Marcellas is the second HoH.
    • BB4 Ep #19: Jun Wins POV #6
      BB4 Ep #19: Jun Wins POV #6
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      8/16/03
      7.6
      Jun - Week 7's Veto Holder Week 7's veto competition is titled "Video Veto", with each housemate competing individually. Five camera's, five plasma screens and portraits of each housemate. Goal of the game is to put the golden power of veto holders chroniologically, via pointing the correct video camera at each portrait correctly. Jun wins with the time of 2 Minutes 45 seconds. Jun and Alison - The Floaters United Self-Confessed 'floater' Jun makes the unexpected move of approaching Alison in attempts to form some kind of alliance. They discuss there simmilar tactics inside the house, and decide that if one of the three stooges is evicted as has been planned for days, the three remaining couples in the house will be Erika and Jack, the two remaining stooges and them. But since nobody will suspect them, as everyone thinks they 'hate' each other, they will be in a very powerful position. Three Become Two 'The Three Stooges' are left with thier pants down, when Erika uses her HoH power to nominate two of thier members - Jee and Justin. Even the hope of a golden veto falls apart when Jun wins. She decides to keep in Erika's good books and decides not to intefere with her nominations.moreless
    • BB6 Episode 24: Veto Competition & Eviction 10
      9/3/05
      7.6
      In the action-packed double eviction week episode, Howie and Janelle follow through with their plans to split up the last "secret" pair in the house, thanks to Maggie, who wins the Golden Power of Veto in the Veto Competition hosted by Big Brother alum Holly, choosing not to use her new power to remove Ivette or Beau from the chopping block. Beau is evicted by a unanimous vote, joining the three others at the jury house. In the Head of Household competition held immediatley after the eviction, Ivette wins her first title after a tie-breaker vote with Maggie. How will she use her HoH week? Will she stick with the Friendship and nominate Janelle and Howie? Or will she keep them around in order to gain more votes come finale night? Find out next week!moreless
    • BB6 Episode 26: Live Eviction 10
      BB6 Episode 26: Live Eviction 10
      Season 6 - Episode 26
      9/8/05
      7.6
      Janelle's plan to keep Howie in the house by convincing Ivette that it would be best to vote out April falls through when Ivette singlehandedly sends Howie into the sequester house by being the deciding vote in a tiebreaker. His eviction places the final four women one step closer to $500,000, and Janelle's big win at the Head of Household competition ensures her a spot in the final three. Meanwhile, Jennifer and Rachel greet their new jury members, James and Beau, with mixed reactions. Who will be joining them next week?moreless
    • 8/12/07
      7.6
      Who will new Head of Household, Jessica, nominate?
    • The third couple leaves the Big Brother house and the third Head of Household competition is held.
    • BB3 Ep #14
      BB3 Ep #14
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      8/8/02
      7.6
      THE EVICTION Julie announces to the gathered HouseGuests that for the first time in BIG BROTHER 3, there is a tie in the eviction voting. As HoH, the tiebreaker vote falls to Gerry. Gerry reiterates his strategy of looking at the nomination/eviction like a chess move, and states that he loves both Eric and Lisa. That said, Gerry votes to evict Eric. The rest of the group reacts with silence as Eric hugs Lisa and moves to the door. Everyone follows, and Eric leaves after exchanging quiet goodbyes with the other HouseGuests. As he makes his way to the studio for a chat with Julie Chen, the inside of the House is completely quiet. Eric settles in and tells Julie that he's "not happy" about the outcome. Of the other HouseGuests, Eric says he's only disappointed in Gerry, not just for voting him out, but for trying to be all things to all people. He says he doesn't regret anything in the House, including his romance with Lisa, even though it "didn't help me as much as it should have." HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD To crown a new House power, the HouseGuests compete in a game called "Gutterball," a type of bowling. The HouseGuest who rolls their ball down a lane and comes closest to the edge without going into the gutter is the new HoH. To complicate matters, bumpers lie along the lane to deflect their balls. Roddy rolls first, but his ball goes too long, eliminating him. Jason goes next, and his ball hits a bumper and stops about a third of the way down the lane, putting him in the early lead. Marcellas is next, but like Roddy, rolls his ball too long. Josh strategically soft-tosses his ball, bringing it to a stop halfway down the lane, eliminating Jason and putting Josh in control. Chiara rolls next, and her ball stops inches from the end, a roll that will be tough to beat. With Chiara in the lead, Danielle and Lisa both roll their balls too long, giving Chiara the HoH title. THE BIG TWIST Just as a new power structure is introduced to the House, a new development is on the horizon. One of the four evicted HouseGuests, Lori, Tonya, Amy or Eric, will be reentering the BIG BROTHER House. The first three evictees have been whisked away to secluded locations and have no idea what has happened in the House since their eviction. Lori has been in Cancun, Mexico since her eviction, checking out the ruins and waiting for her chance to return, which she says she will do with "pride and dignity." Tonya has gone to the Caribbean, working on her tan and planning to make a "sexy" return to the House. Amy is in Ixtapa, Mexico, which she calls Margaritaville, and thinks about Marcellas's reaction if he saw her come back in through the door. Eric too, will be secluded and deprived of information regarding events in the House.moreless
    • BB4 Ep #8: MIchelle Evicted; Dana HOH #3
      7/23/03
      7.6
      As eviction night draws closer, Erika continues to be upset with Jee for her nomination while Michelle seems at peace, saying she is not worried. Meanwhile, Jee and Jun seem to form a secret alliance discussing strategy in Korean when the coast is clear and arguing when there is an audience present. Later, the house takes a surprising turn, evicting Michelle by a vote of 6-2. Jason, Robert and Jee are left stunned, and as Michelle leaves the house she tells Julie that her eviction is a "huge surprise.” The HOH competition follows and the houseguests are randomly broken into groups of three. After four elimination rounds, Dana emerges victoriously.moreless
    • BB3 Ep #28
      BB3 Ep #28
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      9/14/02
      7.6
      After Marcellas declined to use the Golden Veto to save himself, Danielle says, "sadness came upon me, because I knew how it was going to play out." Lisa adds that the fact that the voting was done on live TV "made it even more stressful." As Marcellas was leaving, everyone was touched by the fact that he still told them all he loved them. Amy, Marcellas's closest friend in the House, was hurt that Marcellas had to leave and she got to stay. Jason, who cast the tie-breaking vote that eliminated Marcellas, says it was hard to do, but that "it comes down to Danielle and that I'm looking out for her." Outside, Danielle comforts an upset Amy and explains why she voted to evict Marcellas. In the Diary Room Danielle says that she has to "make sure her words are right" when talking to Amy. Lisa was under the impression that Danielle and Jason wanted Amy out, so the fact that they didn't vote that way makes her "suspicious." Lisa talks to Jason in the kitchen about the votes and says she feels bad putting Jason on the spot. Jason tells Lisa that Danielle didn't have time before the live show to tell her how they were voting, but Lisa says she spent enough time with Danielle before the show to be let in on the strategy. Furthering Lisa's suspicions is the fact that Jason asked her how she voted. She says, "Something about that didn't sit right with me." She wonders if she's being "paranoid," but feels that maybe Jason and Danielle "set the vote up." Lisa later asks Danielle why she wasn't let in on the voting strategy, and Danielle tells her it's because she expected Marcellas to save himself with the Veto Power. Lisa says this answer makes sense, but still feels that "something doesn't sit right." Julie Chen makes a surprise appearance in a Saturday show to oversee a Luxury Competition. The HouseGuests are told that they have each won a 3-minute phone call home plus a $1000 gift for a loved one, provided they can find the four T Mobile cellular phones hidden inside the House. After they have each found their phone, Julie calls them one by one to the Diary Room, where she sweetens (and sours) the deal. Danielle goes in first and Julie offers her an additional $5000, plus the phone call and the $1000 gift, with the catch that if she accepts the deal, none of the other HouseGuests get their call home or gift. Julie tells Danielle that everyone is getting the same offer, and that if someone else takes it and Danielle doesn't, she gets nothing. Also, if more than one person takes the deal, the winner will be determined by a number printed on the cell phone under a strip of silver tape. Most importantly, Julie assures her that nobody will find out Danielle took the offer unless she tells them herself. Danielle considers the offer, and thinks that Jason and Lisa wouldn't take it, but thinks that Amy might. Danielle accepts the offer of $5000, the phone call home and the $1000 gift. Amy comes in next and ponders the $5000 offer, thinking that Danielle would be the one to take it. Amy refuses that offer, but then Julie ups the ante to $10,000. Amy accepts that offer, plus the call and the gift. Lisa comes to the Diary Room and refuses both the $5000 and $10,000 offers. Julie offers her $15,000 but Lisa declines that also, saying that she cares too much about the others getting their phone call. Jason is last and also refuses the $5000 and $10,000 offers, but takes the offer of $15,000 after much hand-wringing. Julie tells the HouseGuests, assembled together in the living room, that an offer was accepted. Lisa says that she felt "naïve" for thinking that no one would take the money. She says, "I didn't want the $15,000. I wanted to talk to my Dad." When Julie tells them that the winning offer was for $10,000, the HouseGuests figure out by process of elimination that Amy is the one who won the money. Amy goes to the backyard and makes her call, talking to her father, mother and brother. After the Competition, Jason feels a little remorse, saying that he wishes he could have touched base with his family. Lisa continues to be stunned that the others took the offers, saying that she thought the House had a stronger bond. With Jason the last male HouseGuest remaining, Amy, Lisa and Danielle have turned him into their personal butler, sending him to the kitchen to get them drinks. Jason says he wishes he had another guy to do "manly things" with, like "lift weights or spit." He also looks for a way to escape the constant "girl talk" going on around him. Danielle laughs that the "Born-Again Christian virgin" is the one who gets stuck in a House filled with females. Danielle tells the group that they have three minutes to change into their bathing suits. In the backyard they find two large kiddie pools filled with water and, across the yard, seven smaller, empty kiddie pools. They each don oversized "sponge suits," which they soak in the larger pools, then bring the water over to the smaller pools and wring themselves out. For each smaller pool they are able to raise to a predetermined water level, they will receive a theme meal for that day. As the Competition starts, Lisa is determined to fill the Tuesday pool, which will give them a "surf and turf" dinner. Her sponge suit starts to rip and her shorts keep threatening to fall down, which gives her some trouble. Amy feels obligated to target the Friday pool, representing Southern Barbecue. As the Competition wears on, things get harder as the sponge suits weigh more than any of the HouseGuests suspected they would. With five of the seven days accounted for, Amy falls into the Thursday pool and can't get up, like a turtle on its back. When she gets out of the pool, her sponge has soaked up all the water in the pool and time runs out. In anticipation of Danielle's Nomination Ceremony, Jason says the House is in a "somber mood," with only one safe key to be pulled from the box. Lisa says she's nervous now, because her entire strategy went out the door with Marcellas. As she prepares the box, Danielle realizes that the House is like "family," and that every time someone leaves, they take with them something that can't be replaced. Bringing the group together, Danielle tells them that there is one key in the box, and that one person will get to make the ultimate decision. Jason's key is pulled from the box, putting Lisa and Amy on the block. Danielle tells the nominees that she has delegated the responsibility to Jason and is allowing the "man of the House to make the decision." After the ceremony, Lisa admits she's nervous, even though she feels she has an "unspoken agreement" with Danielle and Jason. Danielle says that she would prefer Lisa to stay, but if she gets mixed signals from her, she wouldn't mind seeing her go. With the decision in Jason's hands, Danielle reminds that they work together and make all of their decisions together. With no more Veto Power to save them, Lisa and Amy are the two nominees.moreless
    • Big Brother 13 - HoH Competition #9
      Season 13 - Episode 23
      8/28/11
      7.6

      Following a double eviction episode in which we saw two "veterans", Daniele and Jeff, leave the game, the title of Head of Household is up for grabs and the Head of Household is tempted with Pandora's Box.

    • BB7 - All-Stars: 719: James wins PoV; Howie out; Mike new HoH
      George's short lived HoH backfires for his Jedi Master Howie, who is evicted in a 3-2 double-cross by Chilltown. Boogie pulls out all the stops to win the HoH, which effectively nullifies his Coup d'Etat power.
    • BB1 Ep #72 - Finale
      BB1 Ep #72 - Finale
      Season 1 - Episode 72
      9/29/00
      7.5
    • BB4 Ep #27: Alison and Jun Nominated
    • Well, it is that time of the year again when your usual sitcoms and dramas on are summer hiatus and you need your fix of reality television. Just when you think about cracking open a book, July rolls around and along with it follows a new season of Big Brother. Yes, your favorite guilty pleasure is back with a brand new set of HouseGuests all vying for the shot at $500,000. Watch the season premiere of Big Brother 12 and learn about the summer of 2010's HouseGuests. Following the introduction, the first Head of Household competition is held.moreless
    • After being nominating for eviction by the Head of Household, Matt, Kathy and Andrew battle for the Power of Veto in the hopes of removing themselves from the block. Is Matt looking to backdoor either Brendon or Rachel if Kathy or Andrew win the Power of Veto or will Matt continue to play the game for himself and not with his alliance, the Brigade?moreless
    • BB2 Ep #25
      BB2 Ep #25
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      9/4/01
      7.5
      Picking up from last episode's cliffhanger, Monica, Will and Nicole are in the midst of the HoH competition. Nicole says that this is "the biggest, most important HoH competition yet. If I don't win it, that signs my death warrant. I'll kill myself trying to win." Overhead an airplane trails a banner reading "N & W in hotub Im betrayed & hurt. J," sent by Nicole's husband Jeff. Hardy explains in the Diary Room that the night before the group had gathered in the hot tub and rumors had evidently spread via the Internet that something inappropriate happened between Nicole and Will, upsetting Jeff. He goes on to say that this was an emergency of a serious nature, causing Nicole to worry that her marriage may be over due to the Internet rumors, so Big Brother contacts Jeff because of the incident. Nicole then communicates a message to Jeff, still on the bed competing for HoH, directly to the cameras for transmission over the live Internet feed, vowing that he had absolutely nothing to worry about. With all three competitors still in the game, Hardy makes them an offer on behalf of Big Brother. The first one to take their hand off their key and ring their bell will win a chauffeur-driven limousine ride to the fast food restaurant of their choice. Will, Monica and Nicole reject that offer quickly. Looking at the group, which has tried to cover up with the bed sheets for warmth, Hardy notes that Nicole was "positioned precariously, especially since Will kept moving around." Will tugs on the sheets to better cover himself and Nicole pulls back, taking her hand off her key to do so. As Nicole leaves the bed and the competition, Will apologizes, but Nicole, already upset by the banner, is infuriated. As she walks away, Will looks at Monica and laughs, "One of them [Hardy or Nicole] is going home." In the Diary Room, Nicole rages, "I just lost to Will's ass! And the only good thing in my life is falling apart!" Will talks to Monica, saying that he's been deceitful since he got in the House, but hasn't tried to hide it, while others do the same and worse, only they can't admit it. Monica gears herself for the long haul, telling Will that HoH is "something I want. You don't understand." Earlier Will had noted that when Mike and Shannon were evicted, both finished second in the previous HoH competition, leading him to wonder if throwing the competition would be a good strategy. Hardy comes to him and Monica on the bed and makes them another offer: accept the mystery prize, which could be "their wildest fantasy or worst nightmare," or stay in the game. Will takes his hand off the key and rings his bell, saying, "I came in this House to gamble." As a result of his gamble, Monica is the new HoH and Will is the proud winner of a three-foot-tall (empty) jar of peanut butter, a prop from an earlier Food Competition. Nicole and Hardy are both upset at Will's decision, because the deal they made with him depended on him winning HoH. By accepting the offer, they feel he threw the Competition and sold them out. Nicole tells Hardy, "It makes me sick that he got the best of us." In the Diary Room, Nicole says of Will, "I've never had such an immense distaste for anyone in my entire life. Ever." Will anticipates this reaction, but thinks that Hardy and Nicole will eventually realize they need to kiss up to him in order to stay in the House. In their bedroom, Nicole tells Will, "I have to hand it to you, Will. You played us like a violin." She leaves the bedroom for the patio, but returns a few minutes later and yells at him, asking, "What is it about me that you think you can stomp all over me? Do you think you're smarter than me? Do you think you're better than me?" She leaves again for the patio, but this time Will follows her. He apologizes, saying, "I'm sorry you think I'm such a monster. You've proven to be an amazing friend. I hold myself responsible for the bad things that have happened to you and I hold you responsible for the good things that have happened to me." Making her first nominations, Monica has what she calls "a little anxiety attack." Nicole and Hardy are also nervous, not knowing Monica's strategy. Will is blasÈ, saying, "I'm always nominated." Gathering the nomination keys, Monica looks to the pictures of Sheryl, Bunky and Krista, calling them "the underdogs," and prepares the nomination box. Hardy reminds Nicole that their plans can still work so long as one of them is kept safe by Monica. Nicole is hopeful, thinking that Monica hates Will enough to nominate him, ensuring "a fun, peaceful House." With only one key to pull, Monica removes Will's key, which leaves Nicole and Hardy up for nomination. Monica tells them, "You two are a power and you threw it in our faces." Will, whose one vote decides who stays and who goes, smiles broadly and calls Monica his "new best friend." Nicole is preoccupied with the banner she saw and says, "I'm nominated and have to live with not knowing what's happening on the outside." Looking back on the decisions and agreements he's made, Hardy says, "I should have been more intelligent with my choices."moreless
    • BB1 Ep #71
      BB1 Ep #71
      Season 1 - Episode 71
      9/28/00
      7.5
    • Either Evil Dick or Joe will become the second one evicted from the Big Brother 8 house. Also, Jen is the outgoing Head of Household--who will take her spot?
    • BB4 Ep #2: Nathan HOH #1
      BB4 Ep #2: Nathan HOH #1
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      7/9/03
      7.5
      Each pair of exes tries to find a way to deal with their new living arrangements. Some vow to evict their exes while others form “secret alliances.” Scenes from the Diary Room reveal who is being sincere, and who is playing the game. Sleeping arrangements are up in the air after the five who were late to arrive to the Big Brother house are given Bed Passes, which allow them to choose any bed they want. Day two in the Big Brother house brings this season’s first Luxury Competition where the Houseguests compete to win a key to the hot tub. After a slimy game of “Shiny Hiney,” the coveted key is won and the Houseguests can relax, but only briefly. The first HOH competition comes next. As Julie instructs the HouseGuests to pair up, there is an extra person who must volunteer to sit out. Scott chooses to sit on the sidelines as the remaining contestants, while in pairs, compete in an endurance based competition - resulting in a shower of fish guts for most. Nathan and Alison prevail as the winning team, and Julie reveals that "sideline" Scott will make the ultimate decision to win HOH. Scott chooses Nathan to be the first Head of Household.moreless
    • One of the replacement nominees, either Shelly or Cassi, becomes the second HouseGuest evicted from the Big Brother 13 house. Following the live eviction, the third Head of Household competition is held.
    • BB3 Ep #13
      BB3 Ep #13
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      8/7/02
      7.5
      LOVE ON THE ROCKS After her nomination, Lisa goes into the bathroom to be alone and "breathe." Eric comforts her both with a hug and with the promise that Gerry will be evicted next week for targeting them. Chiara says she wants Gerry to go out "with shame," and adds that he plays dirty despite his speeches about honor. Later, Gerry tells Chiara how difficult it was making his decision, saying that the first few weeks there was an obvious target for nomination, something he didn't have. Chiara feels nervous because she knows Gerry targeted the couples and is afraid she'll be nominated if someone uses the Veto to save Lisa or Eric. Lisa asks Gerry why she was put up instead of Josh, who has been mean to Gerry since they moved into the House. Gerry replies that it was a chess move, purely strategic, and done with no malice towards her or Eric. Josh stops in the HoH room to commend Gerry on his tough decision and swears that he'll stand with him until the end of the game. Outside, Lisa reports her conversation to Eric, who replies that no matter what anybody promises Gerry on his behalf, he'll "axe his ass next week." THE VETO COMPETITION A sure sign of the tension in the House leading up to the Veto Competition is Danielle's teeth grinding, which the other HouseGuests say sounds like "breaking rocks" and an "automatic weapon going off." In a tender moment, Lisa assures Eric that if she wins the Veto Competition, she'll definitely use it to save him, a gesture that Eric says "touched my heart," and promises to use it to save her also. For the Veto Competition, called "TurnOver," the HouseGuests stand on a game board in the backyard, broken up into a series of squares like a chessboard. They can move one space in any direction, turning over the square they just left behind. Nobody can step on a square that's been turned over, and they are eliminated when they can't step any further. The last remaining HouseGuest on the board wins the Power of Veto. Danielle and Chiara are the last two HouseGuests left, with Chiara winning. Chiara is torn about what to do with the power to change the game, since she cares about both nominees. Chiara wants to offer to eliminate Lisa, but only if Gerry will promise to put Josh in her place. Roddy doesn't agree with this strategy, afraid that Gerry will double-cross Chiara and put him up instead. ERIC MAKES HIS MOVE With the HouseGuests feeling lonely, the next America's Choice question will allow one HouseGuest to get a letter from home. Gerry excuses himself after tearing up at the idea of hearing from home. Each of the other HouseGuests misses something: Josh misses his girlfriend and his cat; Marcellas misses the city of Chicago; Chiara misses New York; Lisa also misses her cat; Jason the rain that falls in Mobile, Alabama; Roddy his grandfather; Eric the beach by his apartment. With those thoughts in their heads, the HouseGuests return to strategy talk. Lisa says that she knows Josh is "the voice behind" Gerry. After talking to Lisa in the kitchen, Eric approaches Gerry in the HoH room with the proposal that he nominate Josh if someone uses the Veto Power. Hearing voices from the HoH room, Josh stands by the door and hears the whole conversation. Outside, he tells Roddy that he understands Eric's actions, but he doesn't want them to come at his expense. In the Diary Room, Josh says that Eric's overture to Gerry may cost him his spot in the House. Lisa and Eric, their "concentrated form of courting" still going strong, are realizing that they might be split apart by the next eviction and feel angry because it's happening "for the wrong reasons." THE TWO SIDES OF JASON Jason wins America's Choice and receives a letter from his mother. In the Diary Room he cries while reading the letter, then goes back to the living room to read it to the others. He calls the letter "the most awesome thing ever," and thanks America for voting for him. The other HouseGuests regard Jason as " a nice guy" and "genuinely the nicest person I've ever met." Danielle, who knows him best, says that he's "playing them all like fools." Jason hatches a plan to stage a fight with Marcellas and Danielle to throw off the suspicion that they're working together as a group. THE VETO MEETING Chiara asks Roddy for help deciding what to do with the Veto Power. Roddy argues that she's better off if Eric stays, because Lisa would nominate him for eviction before Eric would, and if that happened, Chiara would lose her number one ally. Chiara confesses that Lisa "annoys" her, adding that she "reminds me of every girl I ever hated growing up." Still, she doesn't know what move to make, mostly because she's not sure how Gerry will respond if she saves someone. At the meeting, Chiara asks Lisa and Eric why she should save them. Lisa doesn't answer, saying she knows that Chiara loves them both. Eric says he understands Chiara's situation because he was in her shoes last week. Citing a fear of who else would be nominated, Chiara decides not to use the Veto Power, guaranteeing that the new couple will be split up on Thursday.moreless
    • BB2 Ep #22
      BB2 Ep #22
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      8/25/01
      7.5
      Bunky walks the thin line between victory and defeat, saying, "I lost HoH, but I put up a good fight. Now I think I'll be nominated." Hardy's third reign as HoH spells trouble for Will, who points out that, "Historically, I'm in trouble. Hardy has nominated me twice before." Nicole, on the other hand, is thrilled that Hardy is in charge again because it helps push their plan forward. "I'm elated," she says. "Now I just have to hold up my end and win HoH next." With a third opportunity to nominate fellow HouseGuests, Hardy reflects on his previous chances and says that this time is harder than either of those. The remaining HouseGuests are all "people I enjoy being around," he says. In an effort to smooth things over and maybe escape the seemingly inevitable nomination, Will turns on the charm to entertain Hardy, a maneuver Nicole notices. She tells Will she thinks it was a good move and Will asks her if she can save him from eviction if Hardy does nominate him. Nicole is non-committal, saying that she likes Will only "50 percent of the time." Will wants Nicole to lobby Hardy to nominate Bunky and Monica, but Nicole isn't sure she can make that happen. Privately, Nicole admits that, in her opinion, Hardy presents the only real threat to her winning, because so much of her strategy depends on his support. Later, Hardy tells Nicole that deciding on nominees is really hard because he can't figure out how people are going to respond if they are nominated and not evicted. With the end of their four-day peanut butter and jelly diet rapidly approaching, the HouseGuests start to get impatient for real food again. Will leads a 120-second countdown until the Storage Room doors open, giving them access to a fast-food meal Big Brother ordered for them. As they reach the big moment, nothing happens; they remain locked out. The door finally clicks open, and everyone is able to enjoy a normal meal again. The fast food whets their appetites for regular rations, leading into the next Food Competition. In the backyard the HouseGuests find enormous building blocks, color-coded for different food groups, that they will use to build a tower. For each block from the different food groups they use, they will win one item of their choice from that group. As the blocks are all used, they remove pieces from the bottom and place them on the top until the tower falls over. During the contest, Bunky feels that Hardy was being rude and critical, saying, "Hardy is disrespectful and doesn't realize it." Placing the blocks high on the tower requires the use of ladders, terrifying Monica, who is scared of heights. To give their support, Nicole and Hardy follow her up the ladder and stand directly behind her to help her get over her fear. Everyone is happy at the end since they worked together, and they join in a group hug after the tower eventually falls.moreless
    • Episode 3
      Season 15 - Episode 3
      7/2/13
      7.5
      Tensions rise in the Big Brother house as McCrae faces the backlash of the two houseguests he nominated for eviction and America chooses the first Big Brother MVP who also nominates a houseguest. Also, the houseguests compete for the power of veto which could change everything. Marcela Valladolid from the CBS show "The American Baking Comeptition" guest-stars. (TV-PG L)moreless
    • BB4 Ep #28: Alison Wins POV#8
    • Episode 5
      Season 13 - Episode 5
      7/17/11
      7.5
      With the first eviction, the alliances turn from a team mentality into individual game play and a houseguest is injured during a competition.
    • Episode 21
      Episode 21
      Season 12 - Episode 21
      8/26/10
      7.5
      Even before the veto competition, the Brigade continue their quest to try and backdoor Matt. Meanwhile, Britney is presented with yet another Pandora's Box.
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 715: Kaysar Out; Janey HoH
      8/10/06
      7.5
      The Legion of Doom has spelled the end of Kaysar, one of the most influential players in S-6. The Iraqi Prince is evicted in a 5-1 vote. Erika proves too quick on the buzzer for James as she wins the HoH in a tense competition that has the viewers on the edge of their seats. Following the episodes live airing, Big Brother producers determined Erika was not the rightful HoH, and announced a second HoH competition later in the day, which was won by Janelle.moreless
    • BB5 Ep #31: Season Finale
      BB5 Ep #31: Season Finale
      Season 5 - Episode 31
      9/21/04
      7.5
      By a vote of 4 to 3, Drew, the recent college graduate from Ohio, wins BIG BROTHER 5, walking away half a million dollars richer for having spent 82 days with thirteen strangers. It comes down to the wire as the votes are all tied up 3-3, and the deciding vote is cast by the first member of the jury, Will. His vote goes to Drew, and with that, Drew wins!moreless
    • Big Brother 12 - Nomination Ceremony #4
      8/1/10
      7.5
      Following Rachel's second Head of Household competition victory of the season, the HouseGuests battle to stay off the chopping block.

      Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg introduce (via satellite) the Luxury Competition where the three winning team members would have the opportunity to watch a private screening of the duo's new movie, The Other Guys..moreless
    • BB3 Ep #24
      BB3 Ep #24
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      8/31/02
      7.5
      HALFWAY HOME After Gerry's departure, Jason says it was "very sad to see the Dad of the family go." Marcellas realizes that he would have been gone early in the game if Gerry hadn't used the Veto Power to save him the first week. Amy is also in shock, but more over the headfake Julie Chen gave when reading the eviction. In the kitchen, the remaining HouseGuests realize they're at the halfway point of the game, and give themselves a round of applause. Roddy says he wanted to win this last HoH Competition to ensure his own safety, but Amy "couldn't be happier" that Marcellas won. She refers to herself as the "First Lady" of the BIG BROTHER House, until Roddy takes her aside and tells her that title makes other people uncomfortable. He indicates that it marks her as a partner to Marcellas, and reminds her of what has befallen BB3's other couples. Inside, Marcellas tells Danielle that Roddy thinks Amy has influence over him, but she doesn't. Marcellas is upset that Amy often "funnels information" to Roddy about other people's strategies. Danielle suggests that Marcellas nominate Jason against Roddy, since Roddy wouldn't be able to campaign against Jason. Later, talking to Jason, she rethinks that notion and hopes that Marcellas puts up Amy against Roddy. Marcellas, however, wonders if he should nominate Danielle, who has emerged as the game's new front-runner. PASSING THE TIME Danielle notices that since Chiara was evicted, Amy has been spending a lot more time flirting with Roddy. She surmises that this might be the reason Amy was so gung-ho about evicting Chiara when she was HoH. Lisa agrees, saying that Amy has been "flaunting it" around Roddy for the last few days. Amy says that Roddy is more relaxed since Chiara left, but won't say any more except, "As long as I don't say anything, I can't be humiliated." Another game the HosueGuests have started to play is co-ed water polo, using Marcellas's rubber ducks and laundry baskets. Amy and Lisa hold their own against Roddy and Jason, despite the fact that the games are full contact. Amy is by far the most physical player in the game, scratching, grabbing and clawing at Roddy and Jason, leaving welts on Roddy. Danielle says Amy likes the game so much because it gives her an excuse to jump on the boys. Lisa unveils a hidden talent: she's fluent in sign language. A longtime friend of hers has deaf parents, so she learned how to sign. Danielle also knows how to sign the alphabet, giving them a secret weapon for strategy. They practice in the hot tub, with Danielle signing out "Jason is a hot guy" to Lisa, but move on, comparing notes while Amy tells them a story about an unnamed HouseGuest. Lisa starts to teach Roddy how to sign until Danielle tells her to stop, saying that she can't "teach the devil new tricks." THE FOOD COMPETITION The Map Room is closed off to the HouseGuests, due to their dwindling numbers. Marcellas pouts a little, not wanting to leave the room he's spent most of his nights in. Even though it's being closed off, the HouseGuests get to give the room a messy sendoff: a Food Competition called "Sweet Surprise." The Map Room walls are covered in plastic, the floors covered in hundred of baked pies. Inside seven of the pies are medallions representing a different day of the week. The HouseGuests have 90 seconds to find all seven medallions or eat PB and J on the days they don't find. They accomplish their mission with seconds to spare, then Roddy sets off a massive pie fight. Lisa dumps an entire pie down the back of Jason's bathing suit, and everyone attacks HoH Marcellas when he reads the results of the contest. Not everything is fun and games, though. Sometime during the Competition/pie fight, Amy loses an antique diamond ring given to her by her grandmother. Danielle finds the ring in the mess of pie filling and gives it back to Amy, but on the way through the House to the outside shower, Amy loses the ring again. Marcellas says that Amy is getting on his nerves. He realizes she knows he's been short with her, but says he's at the end of his rope with her behavior. MARCELLAS, AMY AND STRATEGY Marcellas says that Amy's behavior has been grating on him for a while, but losing the ring twice during the Food Competition was the "straw that broke the camel's back." Outside by the pool, he tells Danielle that Amy needs to go this week. Jason overhears this, and talks to Danielle about it later. Both agree that it's a bad idea. Danielle says it makes him look bad to turn against his friend like that, and Jason thinks it puts Marcellas in a bad position with so few people left in the game. While Lisa showers, Marcellas goes into the private toilet. Danielle enters and uses sign language to tell Lisa that Marcellas wants Amy evicted. Lisa says later that this idea "doesn't sit well" with her. Marcellas and Danielle sit outside to talk, but Marcellas is wary of anything she has to say. He says he believes everything Danielle does is designed to keep herself one step ahead of the game, thus he doesn't entirely trust her. Marcellas turns the tables on Danielle, asking her about her relationship with Jason and wondering if she might be overextended with too many alliances. NOMINATION CEREMONY Leading into the nominations, Amy says she has a feeling these nominations are going to be harder than usual. Worried about repercussions from his nominations, Marcellas says it's actually harder to do now with fewer people left in the House. He assembles the group to start the ceremony. He makes a point of telling everyone that the people left in the House now are the ones he likes and respects most out of everyone who started in the game. Lisa's key comes out first, followed by Danielle's and Jason's, leaving Roddy and Amy as nominees. Marcellas tells Roddy that despite how much he likes Roddy, there is still a perception in the House that he can't be trusted. He turns to Amy and tells her that he's been disappointed in her behavior since she returned to the House. Amy nods, and says it's part of the game, but Marcellas tells her not to "belittle" his action. He tells Amy how much it hurts him to nominate her, but that she "hasn't been playing the game kindly," and that it "tears me apart" to have to say that. After the Ceremony, Amy says she was floored by the speech, but believes the nomination is about the game, despite what Roddy said. Lisa says it broke her heart to see Amy so upset after the meeting, and Danielle feels the same way. Roddy is more pragmatic, looking at his own nomination. He doesn't agree with Marcellas's rationale, saying it was more "emotion than evidence."moreless
    • BB5 Ep #25: Marvin Evicted; Nakomis HoH
      9/4/04
      7.5
      Drew, the new Head of Household, sets Marvin and Diane as the nominees for eviction. Marvin, while knowing that he will probably be the one going home, still tries to fight, competing hard in the Veto Competition. However, he comes up short and loses to Diane, who after breaking another promise to her fellow houseguests, takes herself off of the chopping block, prompting Drew to nominate Nakomis. Diane breaks another promise to Marvin when she tells him that she will lobby to keep him in the house. She does not try to help Marvin, and he is evicted with a unanimous vote. At the next Head of Household competition, since this week is a double elimination week, Nakomis wins and is installed, for the third time, as Head of Household.moreless
    • BB7 - All-Stars: 712: Diane Out; Danielle HoH
      8/3/06
      7.5
      As Diane leaves the house in a 7-1 vote, Erika breathes a sigh of relief that she dodged the “floater” bullet this week. The ongoing HoH Competition leaves us hanging, with the HouseGuests caught in their web as they vie for the power of HoH in this increasingly tense game of cat and mouse.moreless
    • BB2 Ep #26:Big Brother/Survivor
      BB2 Ep #26:Big Brother/Survivor
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      9/5/01
      7.5
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      Season 5 - Episode 7
      7/22/04