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HOH competition

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -- Afternoon

Week Three
I was not feeling well last night, so there was no way I was staying up to watch the full episode. Fortunately, we have on demand. The show started with the reaction after Monte went home. Kryssie is annoying, and she talks about riding the America wave. Alex realizes that America's vote went against Monte. Morgan realizes that their side has to win. Scott tells the girls that Shane went to Scott telling Scott to vote against Monte. Scott says that he couldn't vote out Monte. Scott realizes that he has to stick with the girls. Justin is happy that Monte is gone. Shane told Kryssie that they can't trust Scott. Kryssie thinks Scott needs to be put in his place, and he is not a smart player. I hate Kryssie!

Scott and the ball smashers Time for the HOH. The game is played in round, and the house guests have to declare which barcode is the longest. The house guests have a means to measure the barcode lines, and the game is played in rounds. They have 15 minutes to guess. It seems that none of them appear to have a good challenge. Shelby is the first to buzz in, and she is wrong. Jason plans ot measure with his eyes, and make a guess. He's wrong. Danielle and Kryssie are working together because they are idiots. Danielle also tells Shane how to measure with a chain. Scott guesses wrong. Then Danielle guesses wrong. Then Shane guesses wrong. Neeley guesses wrong. Whitney is talking too slow. and working too slow. So Kryssie, Morgan, Whitney, and Justin run out of time. Jason thinks he should know barcodes because he has worked in a grocery store too long. Shane realizes the idiot crew are not working together in a methodical matter.

Scott thinks that if he keeps going, he is going to get it. They are on the third round, and no one has guessed it. Thought that that the 72 board was the longest, and he is right. Scott hopes to keep all his allies okay. Justin realizes that for three weeks in a row the other side has been winning.

Alex and Morgan wonder why no one seems them as sisters Alex is happy that Scott is HOH. Scott is hoping to not bite off more than he can chew. Scott and the girls dance to celebrate. Whitney admits that you have to consider who America will put up. Shane tells Danielle not to worry because he will win the veto. Kryssie cries because Scott will put her up. I hate Kryssie. Kryssie is sure that America is on her side. Whitney, Morgan, Shelby, and Alex call themselves the ball smashers. They call Scott their boy. He is trying to decide his nominations. The five say that they are still targeting Shane and Danielle. Scott, in DR, says that Shane is crappy because Shane was not loyal to Monte.

Shane goes up to talk to Scott so Shane can keep himself and Danielle safe. Scott talks about how things have changed. Scott tells Shane that he couldn't vote out Monte. Shane tells Scott that if Scott keeps them safe, Scott gets two votes. Scott isn't a dummy, and he doesn't want to give Shane any information on his nominations. After Shane leaves, Scott says that Shane is going home next.
Danielle, Neeley, and Kryssie on the block
Morgan and Alex talk about how surprising it is that no one has figured out that they are sisters. Yep, this crew is dumb. The BB Care Package arrived. Scott got the care package to pick the type of veto: Diamond Veto (the person can remove the nominee and name the replacement), Double Veto (two people win), and Boomerang Veto (the winner can use it twice). Scott says that he wil use it strategically. Danielle thinks that Scott got the veto to keep their side safe because they can pick their poison. Jason tells us that everyone on his side needs to win. Neeley thinks Scott will use the Diamond Veto. Scott tells his four girls that he will use the double veto because that's best for him. Scott says he wants to put up Kryssie because they don't get along. I hate Kryssie. Neeley is the second choice.

Jason and Scott talk about the plan. Scott wants to build trust with Jason. Scott tells Jason about the alliance with Monte, Cornbread, him, and Shane. Scott says he's going to go with a backdoor. Scott tells Jason that Justin and Jason are good. Jason says that he understands the choice. Jason tells Shane that Scott is going to put up Kryssie and Neeley and backdoor Shane and Danielle.
Jason points out the types of veto
Time for the first safety ceremony. Scott picks Justin first. Then he picks Alex, Whitney, and Jason. Jason is bummed that one of his people are going up. Scott comes down the steps, and Justin is happy to be safe. Danielle and Kryssie cry over their lot in life. Danielle claims how exhausted she is. Kryssie is soooo sure that America will vote one of the ball smashers.

For the second safety ceremony, the safe folks are Morgan, Shane, Danielle, and Shelby. Kryssie calls Scott a chump and says that he and Alex are going down hard. Scott says that Kryssie is a hard player, but she has trouble in social situations. Kryssie in DR says that she hopes Scott stays a virgin. Scott asks Kryssie if she wants to talk. The reason was because Kryssie was running around saying she was going to check the rules to get Scott thrown out.

POV competition Time to find out America's nominee. It's Danielle. Danielle doesn't understand why America put her up. As Morgan says, finally someone from the other side goes up. Shane wants to keep Danielle up there so he is safe. Time to pick the nominees. Scott picks Alex and Justin. Neeley and Kryssie complain about the ball smashers gloating. Meanwhile only the other side has gone so far. Neeley doesn't like how the four girls are tacky. I really don't like Kryssie.

Time for the POV. They have to build a puzzle in a round. Scott chooses the double veto so either Alex or Scott can win the veto. They draw names for the order in which they complete. The order: Kryssie, Danielle, Scott, Neeley, Justin, and Alex. Danielle is crying because she is playing for her son. Kryssie is up first, and she challenges Alex. I hate Kryssie. Kryssie says that she's played puzzles a bazillion times. Alex easily beats her. Danielle picks Scott. Danielle beats Scott. Neeley picks Alex. Alex says she will not go down without a fight. Alex quickly beats Neeley. Justin is up next. Justin picks Danielle. Danielle was hoping Justin would pick Alex. So Alex won the first veto. Justin did not want to pick Alex because he was afraid that Alex would beat him. Justin wants to look out for himself. Justin beats Danielle. Justin is happy that he is safe. Danielle was not happy that Justin did not throw it to her. Danielle cries. Danielle says she left everyone down.
Justin and Alex win veto
Danielle does not understand why Justin did not throw the veto to her. Jason tells Justin that Danielle thought that Justin should just stand there and let Danielle win. Jason thinks Danielle is more calculating, but Justin is not. So Jason wants to get rid of Danielle.

Justin talks to Scott and the ball smashers. Justin says he is going to use the veto on Kryssie. Scott says that he is going to up Shane. The girls tell Scott that they are going to say they are voting Danielle when they are going to vote out Shane. At the POV Ceremony. Alex does not use the veto, and Justin uses in on Kryssie. Danielle wanted a couple of days of sanity.

It's now time for the live eviction. Shane calls Scott and Alex out, calling Alex the puppet master. After Shane stopped his spiel, Scott says that Monte felt the same way. The vote:
Shane, Danielle, and Neeley on the block America put in a vote for Danielle, and Scott made the decision and he evicted Shane. Shane told the others that he would only hug his alliance. Shane and Danielle suck face before Shane leaves.

It seems that Kryssie won the HOH, and i'm not happy about that, but what can we do, except vote for Danielle to go up again.

Monte hosting HOH

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -- Evening

Weekly BB OTT Catch Up
I am having great difficulty in following BB OTT. I have enjoyed what I have seen, but the produced shows being on starting at 10 PM on the East Coast is just not conducive to me getting a chance to watch it on time. I have been following podcasts, and I know what's going on, but I feel a real disconnect.
Yesterday night's episode started with a lengthy recap of the first episode before getting to this week's episode--five minutes of recap! I mean really!

They started the new stuff by showing Cornbread telling the rest of the house guests to fuck themselves. Danielle was confused on whether America voted for her, or if it was someone with a hinky vote. Alex said in DR that she wanted to cause chaos in the house. The HOH competition had the house guests holding a crown to a photo of themselves with a long sword. The house guests had two minutes to get setup. Danielle tells us about an alliance between her, Shane, Justin, Kryssie, and Jason. HOH competition They are also close with Neeley, so they want to win HOH. Shelby is the first one out. Jason is out next. Shane was out next. Justin was dancing while Whitney was barely moving. After one hour, they were only able to hold the sword with one hand. Kryssie's shoulder is burning. Morgan, Scott, then Kryssie are out. Danielle is out while she is adjusting her hoodie. It's down to Whitney, Alex, Justin, and Neely. Monte knows that Justin does not like him, and will put up Monte. Whitney is out because she had the sword handle in her stomach. While Justin was dancing, he dropped his crown. It was down to Alex and Neely. Alex tells Neely that she won't go for Neeley if Neeley gives it to her. Justin tells Neeley not to do it. But Neeley is listening to her. Neely said that regardless who wins, Neeley will not put up Alex because Alex is a strong woman. Then Neeley lost it. Alex won. Neeley felt bad for letting her people down.

Morgan feels like she kind of won because her sister won. Alex says that she won't go for Neeley because she has bigger fish to fry. Jason talks to Shane and Danielle about how Alex won't go after the showmance. Shane doesn't talk to Alex, and he's not sure where she will go with the HOH. Kryssie tells Neeley that Neeley fought for the girls without body transformations. Neeley is proud of herself because at one point Neeley used to be 250 pounds.
Have not room
Alex wants to go after Justin and Danielle because they are the showmance. However, Alex doesn't know about the vote that America has.

The house guests hears from Julie about the care package deal. It gives someone an advantage. Scott said he voted 20 times a day for the care package, and it's going to be funny to think that he may get one.

Shane and Danielle go up to talk to Alex. They try to say that they will always have a target on their backs because they are a showmance. Danielle says that they will give Alex their vote. Shane thinks that he and Danielle are in the clear after the talk. Monte thinks that Alex is going to put up Shane and Daneille. Monte wants to convince Alex to leave Shane alone. Monte tells the girls that Alex should put up Danielle and Justin or Danielle and Jason. Alex thinks that it is so obvious that Monte wants to keep Shane. Alex says that Monte thinks he runs the girls, but he doesn't.

Justin singing ass and titties while naked The next segment shows Justin going into the shower and dropping his pants before getting into the shower. Monte says that it's disrespectful to Morgan that Justin took his pants off before getting into the shower. Shelby was very upset to hear about it. Monte kept on saying that Justin was showing his junk to Morgan, but it really wasn't that bad.

Time for the care package. Kryssie gets it. Kryssie is excited. i'm not a fan of Kryssie. The care package lets Kryssie save a friend from nomination. That's really not a good package for her because it doesn't save Kryssie at all.

Alex wants Kryssie to save Jason so Danielle, Shane, and Justin can go up. Alex wants Jason to feel safe. Alex claims that she will not put up Kryssie. Then we have the have nots. It's Monte, Morgan, and Scott. Scott claims he is going to try to step up his strategic game. Neeley thinks that America didn't like how Scott was playing both sides. The have not room is setup like Halloween with spiders and rats. The beds are like trampolines.
Justin and Monte make up
Monte says Justin gets his clothes by stealing them. Danielle overhearing it is very upset. Of course, Danielle wants to tell Justin what Monte says. Justin says that Monte is racist. Justin says that Monte would never say that to Justin's face. Justin tells Monte not to look at Justin. Justin is upset though. Justin says that he is not getting in trouble. Monte tries to spin it as Justin being part of a gang, and that's why Justin is acting that way.

Justin tells the others why he got upset. Neeley asked Monte if he was racist because she and Justin thought Monte's comments were racist. Monte says that he hasn't done anything immoral. Justin does not appreciate that, but Justin shakes hands and hugs Monte. Justin is the bigger man.

Kryssie saves Jason from eviction this week. Kryssie thinks that America gave her the save a friend to show Kryssie's loyalty. Jason is happy to not be the second evictee. Then we have the safety ceremonies. Alex is going to keep the emotional and hot headed people like Justin and Monte to the second day. She says Whitney, Morgan, Neeley, and Kryssie. Danielle knows she can be on the block. Shelby, Justin, Monte, and Scott are safe the second day. So Shane and Danielle are on the block. Shane tells Danielle not to let it get to her. Shane is not worried because he hope Monte or Scott is America's choice.
Jeff hosts the POV
Shelby says she wants to sit on the normal couch, and doesn't want to sit by Jason, Justin, or Kryssie. Monte is America's nominee. Time to pick players for veto. Alex picks Scott, and then her chip. So Alex picks Shelby to play. Jason tells Shelby that he is tired of her little comments. Jason says that Shelby always wants to press Jason's button. Jason comments about Shelby making comments about Shelby's negativity and passive aggressive behavior.

The doorbell rings, and it's Jeff coming into the house to host the POV competition. Shelby said that she did not see Jeff's season. Rolling my eyes. Shelby has no idea who Jeff is. Seems Shelby has never watched BB. The POV competition is a golf competition. By making holes, you get tickets. Only the POV, for 60 tickets, is a prize. The others are punishments. For 40 tickets, it's Missed the Cut. That prize means you cant' compete in next week's HOH. For 35 tickets, it's Water Hazard. Shane wins and hugs Jeff That person has to fish golf balls out of the swimming pool. for 30 tickets, it's the 19th hole. That person won't be able to see straight in the next HOH. 25 tickets is Sand Trapped. That person has to live in the sand trap for 24 hours. The last is caddy costume. That person has to carry golf clubs. Monte says that he's a casual golfer. Alex ix trying for the 10 point ticket. Shane misses his hole. So far, no one has made a hole. Danielle gets the first hole and 10 tickets. Shane says he plays golf, so he went for the 30, and he got it. Monte now thinks he has to go for the 30, but he misses. Danielle gets 20 tickets. Alex starts to go for the 30 points, and she gets it. Round 4 and Shane misses the 30 pointer. Danielle gets 10 points to go up to 30. Monte takes his shirt out, and Danielle stuck out her tongue. Whitney did not like it. Ha! Shelby finally got 10 points. Danielle got 40 tickets. Shane went for it and missed again. Shelby gets another 10 points. Shelby takes that caddy costume. Shane finally got the next 30 points, and he gets the POV. They have to keep playing until the punishments are doled out. Danielle takes the water hazard punishment because it won't mess up his game. Alex took the 19th hole. She just wants to lie low. Scott takes sand trap, but Monte with no points has to miss the cut next week. Alex wants to slam her face into a wall.
Shelby in the caddy costume
Whitney didn't like Danielle sticking her tongue out, and Danielle said that she only did it to Monte because he said bad things about Danielle. Danielle says that Monte is trying to seem like a nice guy, but he isn't. He does make remarks about being concerned about how people see Danielle. Monte and Scott try to get Kryssie up. Monte is hoping that Shane will vote out Kryssie instead of Danielle. Shane says in DR that he won't be voting Kryssie out, he'll be voting Monte out.

Shelby has to wear the caddy costume and carry golf clubs around. Scott can only leave the sand trap to go to the bathroom. Scott thinks it's one of the better punishments. Danielle has to clear balls out of the swimming pool. She has to dive in to get the balls. This happens even during the night.

Veto meeting. Scott can't attend because he is stuck in the sand trap. Shane uses the veto on himself. Alex says she has to put up Kryssie because Kryssie has America on her side, and Kryssie will be safe. Everyone tells Kryssie that America loves her. Unfortunately for Kryssie, we don't. Neeley is super upset because Kryssie is on the block.
Danielle, Shane, and Kryssie on the block
Time for the eviction. Danielle gives her speech. Monte gives his saying it has been a blessing and privilege. Kryssie gives her speech. Kryssie says that she made a deal with Alex, and Kryssie says she has made genuine friends. The vote:
It's a tie between Monte and Danielle, but America breaks the tie, evicting Monte. Alex lets Kryssie know she has 0 votes. Monte says he likes everyone one of you all. Monte leaves with dignity. Kryssie cries. I can't stand her. Monte and Shane joke around as everyone else is quiet.

Alex and Morgan or is it Morgan and Alex

Thursday, October 6, 2016 -- Afternoon

First BB OTT episode
I was not able to stay away awake last night for the first weekly episode of BB OTT. Fortunately, it is available on demand from the CBS all access app. The show started out with similar production quality start. Then we got a typical replay of live feed video with diary room feedback. Morgan is shocked at coming into the house and meeting Scott. She is a cheerleader, and she usually hangs out with different people. It's cool to see the house guests come in more quickly and to get their impressions of others. Neely thought Shane was gorgeous, and she particularly admired his hair. Kryssie said that she came in to win money, not be others buddies.

It seems that Morgan and Alex did not know that the other sister would be in the house. Morgan thought for sure that everyone would constantly realize they are related. Morgan wants to play her own game and not be known as the sisters. When Jason comes in, we learn that not much has changed for Jason since he left the BB house last year. He is still living in his parents' basement. Shane rubs oil on Danielle Cornbread thinks that Neely is like Beyonce and the bacon of the house. Whitney talks very slowly. Shelby thinks the hottest guy of the house is between Shane and Monte. Justin has a think for Danielle, and her's is the only name that he remembers. Shelby tells everyone she is a waitress instead of a lawyer, and her goal is to just play dumb. Morgan does a cheer in the DR, and she was very happy that Alex did not say she was from the same city.

As the house guests are introducing each other, they find out that there is no jury and that America is picking the winner of the season.

As the sisters are unpacking, Alex calls Morgan by her nickname, Mo. Morgan thinks that Shelby may not have caught on. However, Jason notices that Morgan and Alex look alike. He is having Liz and Julia flashbacks. Danielle is trying to explain the difference between Morgan and Alex. Jason continues that they have the same face in the photos.

Kryssie crying Cornbread, Monte, Shane, and Scott form an alliance that Cornbread wants to call the Four Horseman. He must not have seen BB5. Monte wants to know what the people are like first. Cornbread thinks they will go far.

The HOH competition starts, and Shane drinks the blue drink. He gets the BB bug that he has to pass to the next person when an alarm sounds. Jason knew that he was going to be targeted. Jason wanted to be HOH, but Monte wanted to be HOH. Alex (or Morgan) doesn't want to give it to Jason, so Cornbread says to give it to Cornbread because he would give the bug to Jason. Justin says that he has a bad vibe from Cornbread and Monte, so he doesn't want either of them to be HOH. Cornbread gives it to Jason, and Jason gives it to Whitney. Now she has to decide between Monte and Alex. Whitney gives it to Alex, so Monte is the first HOH of the season.

The house guests learn that the first nomination ceremony will actually be two safety ceremonies. Jason tries to campaign with Monte. Jason tells Monte that Monte should keep him because Jason is an easy target. Jason tells Monte to weaponize the twist, which is Jason. Jason said that Monte should team with him. However, Monte thinks it's an idea, but he doesn't go for it. In the safety ceremony, the house guests wear a block pass that will light up when Monte pushes a panel in the HOH room with the house guest's face on it. Jason realizes that he's not safe when he is not safe in the first safety ceremony.
Monte and his coon skin hat
Danielle tells Kryssie that she really likes Shane. She says he's her ideal white boy. Danielle says that she and Shane click. Shane thinks he is having the best couple of days in the house. Alex, Morgan, Shelby, and Whitney are forming a girls' alliance. Alex doesn't trust the group. She says they are not the major gamers in the game.

Kryssie cries, and claims that some of it is for show, but she is a person, and the game is getting to her. She is not a pretty crier. Cornbread goes to Monte, and he tells Monte that Kryssie is falling apart. Monte is considering Danielle or Kryssie as options to go up against Jason. Monte asks Shane about putting up Danielle. Shane does not want Danielle to go. Meanwhile Monte is walking around with this stupid coonskin cap.

Danielle is not worried about being nominated, which is foolish of her. She thinks Shane will keep her safe. When Kryssie's necklace lights up, she acts awkwardly. Jason and Danielle are nominated. Monte comes down to say that Jason is up because he is a vet, and Danielle is up because she is smart and pretty. Danielle is really surprised that she is nominated. Danielle wonders if Shane played a factor in it. Danielle talks with Shane, and he tells her that Jason is a bigger target. Danielle thinks that Jason's social game is better.

Jason gets the right code The house guests are told to gather in the living room. Julie Chen tells them that a third house guest will be nominated by America. If the America vote house guest comes off the block with the veto, there will not be a replacement for that person. Danielle realizes that the best thing for her.

Time to pick players for veto. The reveal for the America vote is drawn out and stops randomly on people's pictures before continuing. Cornbread was chosen. He can't believe it but he thinks that America picked him because he is fun. Idiot! Danielle hopes Justin or Shane is picked. Monte does not want Justin. Whitney and Alex are picked. Whitney seems really slow, mentally.

Time for the veto competition. The POV is locked in a safe. BB made additions in the house, and the house guests have to go in to and find the clues that will help them put in the four diget code to unlock the safe. Jason realizes that the veto is live or die for him. Whitney sounds challenged. She doesn't know if the veto magnets are 1 or 4. Whitney did see the fish in the fishbowl. Then it got hard for her. Alex thought it was really tough. Cornbread counted the four letters on the veto magnets as 1. Alex, Cornbread, and Whitney start sharing clues. Jaxon gets 9, 4, and 4. Danielle works with Jason, and they compare notes. Jason cracks the code with 2449.
Danielle, Cornbread, and Kryssie on the block
Monte realizes that it's a problem now. Monte claims to have the numbers, but not the order. Monte wonders about Neely or Shelby. Shane wants Kryssie up because that will keep Danielle safe. Monte wants the replacement nominee to be the one that goes home. Monte tells Danielle that she was the pawn, and Monte says that he does not want Shane's girl to go home. Danielle is still nervous.

Jason, of course, uses the veto on himself. As Jason said, he saved himself. Monte nominated Kryssie because she is emotionally unstable. Justin thought that they were going to vote after the POV ceremony. Kryssie realizes that strategy is tricky because the house is obviously divided. Kryssie claims to go out gun blazing.

Time for a message form Julie. She tells them that America will vote for the nominee they want to evict. The person with the most votes will receive an eviction vote. The house guests will not know who America voted on.

Bye Cornbread! The live eviction: Danielle gave her speech. She hoped everyone would vote to keep her. Cornbread says that he's had a ball. He hopes they all keep him, and he says his game is transparent. He says he has everyone's back, and loves them all. Kryssie said that it's hard to be a veto nominee. Kryssie said that she can work hard with everyone. The voting begins. Everyone goes in, and we don't see the vote, we just watch the house guests in the living room. After everyone votes, Big Brother tallies the results. Everyone sits very quietly. Monte comes out and reveals that Kryssie has 9 votes to evict. By a vote of 9-1, Cornbread has been evicted. He walks out and doesn't shake anyone's hands or anything. Everyone hugs Kryssie and Danielle.

We don't see the vote, but I did hear that Alex was the vote for Danielle. Alex was trying to throw a hinky vote. Everyone is thinking that it was America's vote. I do have to agree that although this season is hard for me to follow ion the live feed this past week, I really enjoyed the competitions, the house guests, and the weekly episode. Very well done, Big Brother!

Monte selecting nominations

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -- Evening

Quick Weekly Wrap-up
I have to admit that I have been having more issues following the live feed only version of Big Brother. The past few weeks have been extremely busy, and I haven't had a chance to watch very much. I do know that the HOH competition was interesting. Basically, the house guests came into the house from the backyard, and found a bottle saying "Only One May Drink." The first person who drank it, Shane, was infected with a virus that prevented him from becoming HOH. Shane then had to pass it off to the next person, who passed it to the next person until only one person, HOH, was not infected. Whitney was the one who had to make the choice between Alex and Monte. She gave it to Alex, so Monte became HOH, and Monte has a really annoying personality. The whole HOH competition was a drawn out affair. It went on for several hours into the next day. That's a bit too much of a committment than I have time for.
Monte had an alliance with Shane, Scott, and Cornbread. Jason did seem to be having problems with the others in the house, and he wasn't really bonding with people as he should. Jason, Justin, Shelby, Kryssie, and Scott formed an alliance, which we will have to see over time. The whole nomination ceremony is now a safety ceremony. Over two days, the HOH has to select the people who are going to be safe. Monte's targets are Jason and Danielle.

The house guests find out that America gets to nominate a third nominee, and that person is Cornbread. Cornbread forgives America for nominating him. Whitney and Alex were selected to partipate in the POV competition.
Jason wins POV
At the veto competition, the house guests had to crack the four digit code on a safe. The clues were in the house. Jason said that his only option is to win the veto, so he has to count things that are misplaced in the BB house. Danielle gave Jason a clue that she thought the last name was two, and the code was 2449. Jason won the veto. Now someone else had to go on the block in his place. Monte decides that it is either Shelby or Kryssie. Shane wants Danielle to stay, and Shane does not want Danielle in trouble. So Monte decides on Kryssie because that is the person who needs to go home. Kryssie tried to keep herself off the block. Monte says that at least the new nominee is not the first choice. Cornbread tries to get Monte to switch to Shelby because Cornbread does not like Shelby.

Scott, Shane, and Morgan in the BB house

Thursday, September 29, 2016 -- Afternoon

Start of BB OTT
BB OTT started last night at 10. CBS had a quick overview of the guests, then slowly, one by one, they started to come into the house. I could not stay up for all the house guests, but I did see Scott, Morgan, Shane, Neely, and Shelby enter the house. Scott is a really weird looking nerd, who said that he was a virgin. That's a given based on his nerdy look. Shane, however, was good looking, and from the opening cast preview, so is Monte. Alex and Morgan are sisters, and they look alike. But they aren't telling the others that they are sisters, so I'm not sure how that will go down. I can't believe that people will believe that they aren't related.

As for Jason and Jozea, Jason was voted into the BB house. It appears that later in the night, Julie came on the screen, and she told the house guests that there will be no jury with this season. We all know why: because America will be voting for the winner. Now, I just have to see how all of this is to watch, without the BB CBS show.

Nicole dangles from the rope

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -- Morning

Final BB Show
I have been too busy with freshman orientations this month, and I could NOT stay awake to watch BB last night. However, I am watching it now. I knew most of the action except for the final HOH, and truth be told, I'm not a huge fan on the remaining houseguests. As a spoiler alert, the only thing I can say is that I'm glad James did not win anything! Ha!

Second HOH The show started with the first HOH competition. James says that endurance is his thing, and his plan is to beast the comp. Oh, please! Paul realizes that he has to make a final two deal with himself because he can't be sure that anyone will take it. The endurance potision s seem good. The one has them holding onto a rope as th wall moves. They also have to stay on the selection for several minute. Combining that with the running, it's pretty cool. On the tilting wall, Nicole falls, and then James falls immediately after. So Paul gets the HOH. James claims that he didn't plan on falling right after Nicole. Yeah, right! Loser!

The second competition has clues about the house guests. The goal is to get the pictures of three house guests in a roller coaster cart. Then you have to push the cart down the roller coaster. Dr Will and the jury The tricky part is taking the photo in the right time. Nicole got the house guests right, but she has the picture wrong. Nicole gets it right and moves onto the next clue. Beforehand, Nicole commented on how smart she is, and she does appear to be on top of all the clues. The problem is running back and forth. Nicole gets all three right. James says he has to win, but he can't figure out the right house guests. James couldn't even get the cart in the frame, so he continues with the wrong house guests. James is an idiot. James is cramping on the first clue, and he'll have three more to go. James does okay with the second and third. His time was 19:06. Nicole had 7:24. HA! Paul thinks James did nothing, and Nicole deserves to win. Paul thinks he can beat both. Nicole thinks Paul should win, but James didn't do anything. She thinks she can beat James.

Crybaby Michelle We had a jury segment with Dr. Will Kirby. They all want to see Nicole, but it's Corey who joins the jury. Corey tells them how James fell out early on HOH. Da'vonne got a look on her face. Michelle said that James had a good social game. Everyone talked about how James did not get blood on his hands. Da'vonne says that James did no work. Corey said that James checked out of the game and just followed Natalie. Dr. Will says, so coasting can't get you through the game. Everyone seemed to think Paul was good until Corey said that Victor was Paul's shield. Da'vonne says Paul the player is good, but in person, Paul is mean and obnoxious. It seems that Michelle, Natalie, and Da'vonne are holding Paul's words against him. Paulie said that Nicole kept herself safe and won competitions when needed. Corey said that the votes went the way Nicole wanted. The girls seem better, especially Natalie and Michelle. Michelle doesn't get that it's strategy to get her out. Then Michelle starts to cry because Corey is smiling at her. What a fricking cry baby. Dr. Will rolls his eyes at her. What a fricking baby! Bridgette comments that the girls are bitter against Nicole. Da'vonne starts to build a case for Nicole saying that she was the puppet master of the men. I really dislike Michelle.

Paul wins final HOH We have a BB Over the Top voting competition. We get to vote on whether Jozea or Jason from BB17 gets into the house. It seems we may also get to vote on who wins. Not sure how I feel about that.

Final HOH competition. Both get the first question right. They both got the second and third questions wrong. Paul got the fourth question right, where Paulie thought Victor was the strongest competitor. They both got the fifth question wrong. They don't seem to know the house guests well. Paul got the sixth question right. The seventh question was about Victor. The most annoying thing about the house was how dirty it was, and Nicole got it right. The last question was for Corey. They both got the last question right, and Paul got it right. He's final HOH.

Paul says that James wasn't there for him so he evicted James. Nicole said that she was shocked, and Paul said not to worry that the jury didn't hear that. Julie calls James out on not winning much. James claims that he was told to not win by former house guests. He was solely working on his social game and not being a threat.

All 9 jury members We had the house guests arrive on the stage to ask the final two questions. Da'vonne seemed to want Paul to stay in the house before juror number 9 was announced. Natalie was first with the questions. She asked Paul about the vulgar things he said. Paul says it is his personality, and he is just having fun. Michelle asked Nicole about the one move that would earn her the money. Nicole brings up the part about convincing Natalie to keep Nicole off the block on the co-HOH. Corey asked Paul about his move. Nothing much there. Victor asked if Nicole was riding the guys' coattails. Nicole felt that she was working behind the scenes. Zakiyah asked Paul why he deserved the money over Nicole. He said he worked his ass off. He didn't hide behind the scenes. Paulie asked Nicole why she deserved the money. She said she worked day in and day out. She said that she was called a snake, and she was a vet. As she said, Nicole's whole game was out there if they just watched season 16. James asked Paul if he ever planned on honoring the final two with James. Paul said that he wanted to know who was the most honest with him at the end, and it was Nicole.
Nicole wins
It's time for the final word from Nicole and Paul. Paul said that he thought he was the easy target at the beginning. He had to work to keep himself in the game. He said he could only rely on Victor and Paul's social game. He said that he stayed true to his crazy self. Da'vonne seemed to be really on board with the speech. Nicole said "crap that was good." Nicole said that she has been a fan since she was 8. Nicole gave her laundry list of wins and strategy. Nicole said she gave it all she got, and that's all she knows. She added that she is bad at making speeches. Da'vonne was first. She congratulated them. Zakiyah said she loves them both. Bridgette was next, and she just said great game. Paulie broke the ice saying it was a hard decision and called both excellent game players. Michelle called herself a super fan and congratulated them. Blah! Natalie was proud of both. Victor said that they were lucky there were no more buy backs. Victor was very funny. Corey told Nicole looking good, and Paul said "thanks bro." James said he had a lot of emotion, but both played a great game.

The earlier evictees were on the stage. Julie pulls the keys.
Victor wins America's Favorite Player Nicole is the winner of Big Brother 18, and she celebrates her win. For the first time in BB history, a woman beat a man in the final two. The top three vote getters were Victor, Natalie, and James for America's Favorite Houseguest. Victor won with 4 million votes. Julie will be back for Big Brother Over the Top next week. I'll be watching.

I suppose that overall, I'm satisfied with the final two. I would have liked to have James out earlier, but it is what it is. This was a weird season. I really didn't like any one or hate anyone, although several of the house guests started to annoy me (like Michelle). I hope BB OTT is better.

Nicole and Corey's dog pillow

Friday, September 16, 2016 -- Evening

Clip Show and First Final HOH competition
Paul won the first HOH competition, and it seems he is working on Nicole so she can win the second HOH competition. James doesn't have his chance to win anything because he is really bad at everything.

The show started with the three finalists drinking champagne. Nicole cries in DR because she misses Corey. Final Three and the small table Corey left behind his pillow that he got on the HOH. We get a segment where Paul and James talk about being final two. Then we see Nicole and Paul talking prior to the eviction about being final two. Paul says in DR that on the off chance he uses, he has to make deals with both of them. James says he will take Paul to final two. Although Nicole ahs made a deal, she is not sure if she will take Paul to final two.

Then we had the onslaught of clips. I hate clip shows. I was actually read to fall asleep as I was trying to watch it. The start of the final HOH competition Some of the clips were on the show.

In the last five minutes of the show, they started the first of the final HOH competitions. It was one where they had to follow a laser around until it got them to an endurance location, they had to go there, get in position and hold on until the laser comes out and sends them to another spot. They get sprayed with water. The good thing is that it's three different types of hanging type endurance, and they have to run in between following the laser. We won't see the results, which is a Paul win, until next Wednesday's finale.

Paulie and Da'vonne argue

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -- Evening

Bye Corey
After having a recent good run, Corey is going to find himself going home, as we will find in tonight's episode of Big Brother. The show started with the post HOH drama. Paul was crying over winning HOH because that gets him to final three. As Corey says, you go from hero to zero in just no time. Nicole realizes that Paul would be crazy to not put her and Corey up on the block. James is super excited because he hopes that Paul will take him to final two. Da'vonne goes psycho Paul tells James they have work together. Paul realizes that with his HOH win that he has to send either Nicole or Corey home.

Paul nominates Nicole and Corey. It's what makes sense. James said it's like they are all on the block because the veto winner makes the decision. Corey made a joke that all Nicole had to do was get one more question right. Nicole got very upset at that, and Corey told Paul and James that he probably should go an apologize to her.

Finally, drama on the jury house. It seems Paulie and Zakiyah are on one side, and Bridgette and Da'vonne on the other. Michelle wants to see how else's dreams are crushed. Paulie was blown away that they blew away a non-threat. Handler comes for Da'vonne As Natalie shows them the video of the past week, Natalie says that she would have used the veto on James. Da'vonne makes a remark then about Paulie not using the veto on Zakiyah. Da'vonne and Paulie get into an argument, and the handler has to come and take Da'vonne away. Da'vonne starts yelling at Zakiyah about how Paulie treated her. Da'vonne was hysterical and really acting like a psycho. The handlers couldn't control Da'vonne. Bridgette started saying Paulie her skin boil. Da'vonne just has sour grapes from being a loser.

Da'vonne being taken away After the commercial break, we find out that Da'vonne thought Paulie pulled her out of character. Da'vonne is an idiot. The house guests seem to want to see Victor and James go far. Everyone applauds Victor for going back twice. They go to watch the video. Da'vonne said that Nicole played the game. Victor says he is rooting for Paul and James. I can't believe they like James so much. James has not played well at all.
Veto competition
Time for the final veto competition of the season. The comp is setup as a baseball field. It's the competition where they have to run about the bases to come up with day the event happened. The first base is one day, second 2, etc. There is a zero on each base to not add time. When they have the correct answer, they high five the umpire. When you are last or get the number wrong, you get an out. If you get three outs, they get an out. James is an idiot and can't get the right date, and he gets one out on the first question. James can't answer the second one and gets his second out. As James said, he had no strategy, and James is out on the third question. Corey had just kissed Nicole and I missed it James is a fricking idiot. Nicole gets her first out on the fourth question. James was rooting for Paul. Corey gets the next out. Nicole has to think of the number, and then run. Nicole gets her second out. Nicole is intimidated hearing the guys compete. Nicole gets her third out, and she is out of the game. Corey gets the next question wrong, and Paul finishes first. Corey now has two outs, and Paul has none. Corey gets the next one right, and Paul now has one out. Then Corey gets the next one. Both Corey and Paul have two outs. Corey makes a mistake because he is running without looking at the number. He gets the number wrong, and Paul gets it right and wins. As Corey said in DR, he did not want to go out like that, and he knows that he will probably go home. James celebrates because being a loser secures his spot in the final three.
Paul does not use the veto, and says much love to both of them. Corey and Nicole get their final talk. Corey gives shoutouts. Corey says to Paul, friendship. Then Corey kisses Nicole. Nicole says that Corey is super generous and kind, and even more beautiful inside than outside.

James evicts Corey to give him and Paul a chance to make it into final two. Corey says that he is a little surprised that James didn't keep him. Corey thinks that in some ways it's good for James' game. Corey hopes that Nicole makes it to final two. Corey says that he knows he and Nicole will be talking for a long time after this,a and they will see where the romance goes.

Only two more episodes left. It seems that Friday's show will be a clip show AND start of the final HOH competition. Then the final episode is Wednesday. I hope James does NOT make it to final two.

Comic book covers

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 -- Evening

Eviction Episode
The rumor is that Paul won the final four HOH, and we will find out on tonight's Big Brother. Victor says he has no respect for Corey or Nicole because they put both Victor and Paul up. That was stupid because there are only five of them left in the house. James says that Corey and Nicole always said they would look out for each other. As Nicole says, what did Paul and Victor expect. Victor and Paul are upset that Corey and Nicole put them up on the block. Paul goes up to the HOH to find out if there is anyway to say their game.
Corey's cover
Paul and Corey talk about how Victor is sad. Corey continues that it is 100 percent strategic. Victor says that the thought he had an alliance. Paul says that if Victor wants to be angry and confrontational then Victor is the one going home.

The POV is the comic book competition. They have to go down the zip line, look at the comics, and get the comic books in the right order, without falling for the fake covers. Paul has some difficult with it, and had issues figuring it out. When Nicole gets her turn, she comments on how cute Corey looks. Victor realizes that he has to win to stay. James drools over Natalie's cover Victor couldn't remember Glen at first. James admits that he has the memory of a fish. he is overcome by Natalie's cover. James has serious issues with his selections and he runs out of time. On Corey's turn, he can't find the ladder. Corey seemed to get the issues easily. Corey got 20:37, James got 35:00. Nicole had 13:55. Victor had 29:25, and Paul had 18:04. Victor hugs and kisses Nicole later and forgives her for getting him out. Nicole tells Victor that she doesn't want him to be mad at her because it would make her sad. So at least they made up.

Then we had a segment with Derrick. Derrick said that the thing Nicole did that was different than last time was not playing hard early. Derrick said that Victor would have been his pick, but he thinks Nicole has a chance.
Victor kisses Nicole
The veto meeting, and Nicole does not use the veto. Victor feels like a sitting duck. Paul says he will campaign against Victor. They talk about Victor's comp wins. James says nine, and Corey says six in the house.

Paul and Victor get their final word. Paul mocks James about Natalie. He calls Nicole an animal (snake), and Corey not getting to first base with Nicole. Victor also made jokes about the three. So with the vote:
Victor knows it's coming, so it should not be a surprise. Everyone says that the third time is the charm. Paul and Nicole in a tie break Everybody did grow to like Victor. It's going to be sad in the house without him. Julie tells Victor that they have to stop meeting like this. Victor says that he should have seen it coming. Victor says that it was smart for Corey and Nicole's game. Victor likes how Paul just didn't care. Victor thinks that Paul has a shot, but doesn't think Paul will do well if James sticks with Nicole and Corey. Victor says it's been a heck of a ride, and he enjoyed it so much.

The HOH competition is to guess if Julie is giving the correct word for a blipped out clip of one of their former house guests when the house guest was evicted. They have to get six points. They all get the first clip right. The second clip was Natalie talking to James, and James was the only one who got it wrong. Paul cries at winning HOH Nicole got the next question right and got 3 points to Paul's 2 and James 1. They all got the next question right. Paul and Nicole got it right. Nicole has 5, Paul has 4, and James has 2. Nicole got the next one wrong so now he is tied with Nicole. Last clip. They all get the last question. Paul and Nicole are tied at 6. James got 3. The person who is closest without going over wins unless they both go over. It's the number of seconds from the official start to the official end of the sliding competition. Paul says 4800, Nicole says 6001 It was 4501 seconds. Paul wins HOH, and he cries.

There will be another eviction tomorrow, and Julie told us that there was an explosive confrontation at the jury house that we will have to see to believe. What could that be about? All I know is that James is crap at competitions. He is the one you would want to take to final three because you know you can beat him.

Nicole and Corey make strategy

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -- Evening

The Corey Show
The shows are going to move fast over the next two weeks. Nicole won the POV, and Paul and Victor are on the block. One of them will go home tomorrow (Monday), and we will not get the live feeds until Tuesday when we will have the next CBS show.

Onto the show, and the start of the HOH competition.Corey realized it was very important to win and beast one out. Victor did not like sitting out the competition. Corey and Nicole talked about how they had to take out Paul and Victor. Paul sliding on his butt Corey told James before Natalie went out. The three of them talked about how they all three had each other's backs. Back to the HOH competition, and Corey is lapping Paul. Nicole went for the little scooper because she thought she would get tired. Nicole and Paul both went to the little jug. Paul thought that it was a better idea after going for the big jug at first. Then we got a segment on Paul falling constantly. James was falling too, and he started crawling. Nicole was afraid that Paul was going to get the big scooper before her.

Nicole hopes the big scooper is worth it. Corey is really crushing it though. He does not seem to have fallen, and he is just whizzing back and forth. Nicole falling on the slippery slope Corey gets the ball out while everyone else is just basically watching him. Paul isn't worried because he thinks he will be safe this week. Victor has no reason to not trust Corey and Nicole. Well, Paul and Victor aren't Big Brother fans, so they don't know they could rest.

Then we had a segment with Natalie and James where James was trying to make things right. James wanted to say that he wanted to let Natalie know how much he loves her. It was a nice segment to try to repair the damage CBS did to Natalie's reputation.

Corey's dog on his pillow Next up is segment of Corey pranking Nicole with salt water. It backfired when Nicole spit the water onto him. Corey got a pillow with his dog's pictures on it. As Corey says, he will cuddle with it, and Nicole is in the dog house. After the room reveal, we got the segment where Nicole is asking repeatedly what Corey was going to do. She said on the live feeds she was doing it to give CBS footage. Corey talks about what would be good to get them to the final two. Nicole says in the DR that she feels guilty.

A Victor, Nicole, and Corey sandwich Then we get a segment of Victor always trying to win Nicole's heart. After that is a segment of Nicole and Corey watching James in the kitchen. They said that they needed to watch him to see where he went. Whether he would go to talk to Paul and Victor, or if he would come up to talk with Nicole and Corey. Well, when James headed away from the HOH room, there was a panic but James was just going to the storage room for some food. James went right up to the HOH room.

Paul asks Victor if he thinks Nicole and Corey would put them up instead of James. Paul says that James is sneaky. Nicole and Corey are watching the HOH camera, and they comment on how quiet it is. Paul is blind to the fact that he and Victor are both going to go up. Both should know it's a game. Corey cleaning You only have so many options. Corey keeps on insisting tha they can't take Victor and Paul to the final four, and Corey says that they can beat James in any competition.

Corey has trouble sleeping, and he stares at the house guest wall before going on a cleaning rampage while everyone else sleeps. It's time for the nomination ceremony. Paul is sure James will be up there, and he's confident in the final four. Nicole feels guilty. Victor knows that one of them has to go up, so he can't be nervous. Corey says he's playing Big Brother and not Big Baby, so he has to make a big move. Victor and Paul are the nominations. Corey says that he could not put James up because if one of them won the veto and took the other off, then Corey would have to put Nicole up. Then in the next HOH, it would be Nicole against the other two. Corey says his momma didn't raise him to be somebody's bitch. I'm really starting to love Corey. I would love him to win. In the DR, Victor says he has another knife in his back. Victor says his problem is trusting someone in the game. Corey is hoping to send Victor out for the third and last time.

Natalie berating James

Thursday, September 8, 2016 -- Evening

Bye, Natalie
It's eviction night on Big Brother, and it's supposed to be an endurance competition for HOH. The rumor is that it will be a slip and slide while a bowl is filled to raise the ball to the top.

The show started after the veto ceremony. As James said, this has put a strain on the relationship. Nicole knows that she and Corey control the votes, but she needs to make sure that Paul and Victor are okay with it. Separate beds Meanwhile Natalie dresses in front of James while she berates him for not sticking with the people who got Paulie out. Outside, Paul, Corey, and Nicole talk. Paul wants to keep James and that makes Nicole suspicious. Natalie is really getting a negative edit by CBS. James tries to talk to Natalie, and she said that it doesn't feel good to go home. She doesn't want to talk to James. Natalie says that she feels like she is in a nightmare right now, and that's because James is trying to get some commitment about future relationships. Later, Corey and James are biking, and James tells Corey about how Natalie did not trust Corey and Nicole. Corey realizes that he and Nicole can bond again with James. Corey tells Nicole that they need to reel James in to work with them.

Jeff and Jordan James wants to sleep in the same bed as Natalie, and Natalie says she does not want it. James doesn't understand it. Natalie keeps on saying she can't wait to go to jury. James tells Natalie that her true colors are coming out. James tells Natalie that she three him under the bus. Natalie claims that is not the case. James calls Natalie on how she was making out with the other guys. Natalie cries in the DR about James saying she flirted with Paulie. Natalie blames James saying he's not the person she thought he was. James admitted that he was going to give up the prize so Natalie could stay in the house.

Next up was a Jeff and Jordan segment about them getting married and Jordan being pregnant with a boy. Jury Jeff and Jordan gave us their opinion of how surprised that are that three duos are left in the house. Jordan picks Victor to win, and Jeff picks Paul. I liked Jeff and Jordan in their first season (and heck the second one too). I think that the reason they made the show tonight is because there is nothing going on in the house, other than James and Natalie fighting.

After that bit of fluff, we got a jury house segment. In the jury house, Zakiyah is back with Paulie. Bridgette thinks Victor is coming out. Paulie admits that Corey was his tightest connection. Da'vonne thinks they will target Michelle. Michelle thought that Nicole's eviction was personal. Everyone in jury is shocked that James gave up the HOH to Nicole. Bridgette commented that Michelle is blind to what is happening. Da'vonne is shocked that Nicole is running the house. It seems she is a vote for Nicole and so is Paulie.
Natalie evicted
James and Natalie gave lame speeches. It's time for the live vote now.
Natalie is out. Julie asks Natalie about throwing James under the bus. Julie quoted Natalie saying that she trusted James. Natalie claims that she not intend to throw James under the bus. Julie asks how real the showmance is. Natalie claims that James is a male version of her. Natalie won't say that there is a relationship outside the house. HOH competition Natalie says that you say things you don't mean in the house because it is so hard. Natalie was holding Bridgette's plant, so I'm sure that means it will be returning to Bridgette. James' good bye message is that Natalie will always be his best friend. Everyone awws at that.

The HOH competition is the slip and slide one. Usually the slip and slide has more contestants, but this time, there are only four of them. They will have to slide across with butter and put in a large eight gallon bowl. There is a smaller bowl beside it. If they fill that one, they can release a larger scoop. Corey and Paul start with the larger container while James and Nicole go for the smaller one.

Julie tells us that next week, we will have episodes on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week. CBS has football on Thursdays. Now to watch the live feeds to see who wins!

Nicole cries over James

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 -- Evening

It's time for the latest episode of Big Brother, but nothing exciting has been happening this week. It seems Natalie will go home, and I wonder how much CBS will show of Natalie blaming James. CBS has been trying to show this as a shomance, when it is basically just a friendship.

The show started after the nomination ceremony. Victor loves having vengeance. Natalie says James is her rock, and she hates to see him go. James says he's on the block with his best friend. James and Natalie with Natalie blaming James We had a segment with Nicole and Corey. Nicole feels bad about James being on the block. She cries in DR. Natalie tells James that she has kissed his picture, but she hasn't kissed him. Natalie says she likes being on the block with James, and Paul overhears that and tells that to Victor, Nicole, and Corey.

CBS does show Natalie constantly harping on James about how she wanted to stick with Victor, but she listened to James. James does not know what to say. Natalie goes up to talk to Victor and Corey. She tells them that she put her trust in James, and she made a wrong decision. POV competition She apologizes. Paul thinks Natalie knows how to play the game and is throwing her ride and die under the bus. Victor and Paul could not believe how Natalie was dissing James. Paul signals for Nicole and Corey to go upstairs. Paul tells them how Natalie was throwing James under the bus. Then Natalie goes down to James and tells him how she told them she put her trust in the wrong hands (James). Natalie keeps on rubbing in how it's James fault. The final four talk about sending Natalie home.

Time for the veto competition. Everyone competes, and it is a MacGyver theme. The veto is basically an escape room, with the person who escapes in the quickest time winning the veto. Natalie completes the three room escape in 9 minutes and 6 seconds. Watching Corey compete Because everyone comes after Natalie, they learn that they have to beat Natalie's time to get the veto. Natalie gets to sit in the HOH room and watch the action. Nicole is next, but she just gets into the second room. Nicole admits that she is not mechanical, and her dad would ashamed. Nicole loses. Victor is next. He tries to beat Natalie's time. He gets to the third room, and has less than a minute to figure out what to do. James is next. James wastes water and time in the second room. He's a real idiot. Then it's Corey's turn. He thinks he's good at mental comps. Nicole doesn't think Corey is good with mental comps. Corey is flying through the comp. Corey is smart and a problem solver, as he said.

Corey completed the competition in 6 minutes 14 seconds. Paul is last, and he is moving fast too. Paul gets stuck in the second room. As Corey said in the DR, that was his third POV win. James reallzes he will lose his best friend. What a friend! Natalie crushes James dreams Victor, Paul, Nicole, and Corey celebrate in the HOH room, and they talk about how good Nicole was in the competition. James says he is going to tell Corey and Nicole to vote him out. James is really an idiot. Paul says that James is not intelligent. Victor says he wants James to go, but Natalie's attitude and comp wins are making him rethink it. Nicole says if Natalie would throw James under the bus, what would she do to anyone else?

Corey tells James to let it play out, and not to worry. Corey is trying to send subtle hints to James that he is going to keep James. Corey tells James to stop thinking of showmance and to think of what's good for the game. Corey does actually seem like a smart guy. Natalie and James talk, and Natalie asks James if he threw the competition, or if he has a final three with Corey and Nicole. Natalie says that if James works with Nicole and Corey, she will never talk to him again. Natalie says again that she trusted James and didn't do what she thought was best. Then Paul and Victor talk to James about what a bitch Natalie is. They both tell James that he is a good dude, and they wanted him to know how Natalie was throwing James under the bus. James is crushed to know the truth about Natalie.

Veto meeting: Corey does not use the veto. James says he won't campaign against Natalie. James says he deserves to be on the block. I think everyone in the house doesn't like Natalie. Poor James! He really thought he might have had a relationship with Natalie. Corey wants to bring James in closer. Natalie again says that she wishes she stood her ground against James.

Michelle confronts Corey before the live show

Sunday, September 4, 2016 -- Evening

Wake Up James and Natalie!
James and Natalie have been blind in playing this game, and unfortunately, it will be the end of the road for one of them this upcoming Thursday. Unfortunately, with Victor winning the HOH and Corey winning the POV, the die ia already cast. It will just be a matter of whether they keep James because he is so demoralized. What I think is funny is that James is mad at Nicole, but she had to get rid of this third person (Michelle) to ensure every group was only a twosome.
James and Natalie in the HOH competition
Tonight's show started with the HOH competition. Paul wants the final four with Nicole and Corey to make it to the end. Corey wanted Paul or Victor to win because it wasn't in his best interests to be HOH. That's the a good idea. We find out that at the very end, Nicole told James and Natalie that she was voting out Michelle. Natalie tells Michelle to talk to Corey. Michelle started to cry about how she should have campaigned. Nicole tells Michelle that Michelle should have talked to Nicole. Michelle says that Corey said that he would keep Michelle. Corey tells Michelle that it is best for both his and Nicole's game. Loser!

James sucks at this competition. Victor tries for the O in the HOH, but it just lands in back of it. We see Natalie dropping a lot of eggs. So does Paul. Corey realizes that he has to avoid certain areas or has to protect his egg. Corey goes for the Have container. Victor going for the HOH win Nicole doesn't like it because it makes it seem like Corey is comfortable. Victor was the first to knock down his O. Then Natalie knocked hers down. Natalie feels like she already won HOH. Corey knocked down an O. It takes a long time to get the O through the coop to drop it. Paul is upset over how long it took to get his first letter. Corey took the lead by getting two letters down, then Victor got his. Then Natalie knocked down her second letter. James had zero letters down. Paul has one, but he finally gets his second. Finally James knocked down his first letter.

Natalie seems to get her egg over to her ramp so fast that Nicole is afraid Natalie will win, but Victor gets there first. Inside the house, James realizes that he is probably screwed. Victor feels unevictable. Corey, Victor, Paul, and Nicole celebrate the final four and vow to win the veto.
What will Natalie do without James
CBS had a segment on Michelle stealing Pablo, the inflatable pelican. Then there was a segment with Victor, Paul, and Corey laughing at Nicole's small school. Then we got to Natalie and James. She seems to blame James for giving bad advice. Then she said she would use the veto on James. He tells her she should win and use it on herself. That is one relationship that will only be friendship outside of the house.

Late at night, James tells Natalie that she doesn't have to feel obligated to like him because he likes her. She says she judges guys based on their character. Natalie says she has gone out with a bunch of guys, and James is her first Asian guy. Then Nicole blasts Corey for going for the Have slot. But actually, it's a better spot to have them both able to play for HOH this coming Thursday.
James goes to talk to Victor and Paul. James said that he was in a final four with Nicole. Victor asks if it was before Paulie left. James says after. So Victor says that James jumped ship, so Victor does not appreciate James' lack of loyalty. Then Corey and Nicole walk in putting a stop to the conversation. Victor and Paul tell Nicole and Corey about the final four, but Nicole gets all wishy-washy about it. Nicole can't lie. Victor says he doesn't care because that is water under the bridge. Victor says that he just wants to the satisfaction of James leaving. James said he sealed his fate so Natalie can stay. Natalie says that made her sick to her stomach. James tells Natalie she is going to win without him.

No surprises in the nomination ceremony. James and Natalie go up. Natalie is sorry that she trusted Nicole and Corey, but that did get her and James this far.

Michelle leaves with Pablo

Friday, September 2, 2016 -- Evening

Michelle is Gone
I had a migraine last night, and I missed Big Brother. Here's the recap. The show started with Corey's bribe. Nicole did not use the veto because it doesn't show where her allegience is. Victor trust Nicole now, and as far as he is concerned, they are tight for final four. That is good news for Nicole because Victor won HOH. Then we had a talk where Michelle, Paul, and Natalie talk about not knowing who is going. Instead of going to the HOH house, Michelle wants Nicole to come down. James comes in and tells Paul that James and Natalie are not voting against Michelle.
Michelle crying over the eviction
James and Victor talk to Corey about using the bribe. James wants Corey to give James the HOH to throw the HOH competition! Idiot! Nicole worries that there's something she does not know when Corey tells her about it. Nicole is paranoid because she sees Victor talking to Michelle, and Michelle does not have her microphone on. Nicole is afraid that Victor might vote out Paul. Idiot! Nicole wants Corey to give Victor the bribe to vote out Michelle. Don't tell me he did that! Oh, yes he did! While James, Natalie, and Michelle lay in bed, everyone is scheming around them. Corey tells Victor that he will give him the bribe to keep Paul. Victor did not anticipate it, and both Paul and Victor thinks it's really cool. Paul says this is the friendship he has been looking for all summer. We go right from that to James telling Natalie and Michelle that they aren't talking about anything upstairs. James is such a loser!

HOH Julie tells them that there is not a double eviction then or in future. They then got video messages from the family. Victor was first, then Corey, Nicole, Michelle, Paul, Natalie, and James. This leaves all the house guests crying. They had to have this segment because there is nothing else to show.

Then we had a segment on Victor and his family. After that it was time for the live vote. Paul says that he will keep the friendship if they keep him. Michelle does her usual rant at the eviction speech. She says she will bawl if she is evicted. She also says she will go after Victor. The vote:
It's a tie, so Nicole breaks it by evicting Michelle. Nicole says both are great and she evicts Michelle. Michelle tells them all to get Nicole out because Nicole is floating her way to the end. Eagle drop And she blasts Victor. Then she grabbed Pablo (Paul's rubber duckie) and ran out. Michelle is a bitch. She did nothing all week, and then cries. Julie really gets Michelle about how she did nothing all week. Nicole calls out Michelle about attacking her. Michelle cries because she wanted to win. Michelle says again that she was a super-fan. It seems, which did not come out on the show that she may have been stealing stuff from the other house guests so she oould sell it on Ebay. Wench!

Time for the HOH competition. The competition is callded Poached Eggs. Its the chickenwire game. They have to get the chicken egg up and over the cage to the other side, and then roll it down a ramp and knock down 3 letters (HOH). The first to do that is HOH. There is also a Have slot, and the first three to get a egg there are NOT have nots. After the commercial break, the house guests find out that eagles will drop on the cages to break the eggs.