Big Brother 12 started on July 8 this year. The twenty-second episode aired on August 26. This season, 13 people are locked inside the Big Brother House to participate in a competition to win $500,000. In a series first, one player will play the game not to win $500,000 but to wreak havoc and sabotage the other players. You can learn more about each house guest by reading their bios here. If you missed previous episodes’ of Big Brother 12, check the links at the end of this article, read on for a recap of the twenty-second episode.
Recap of the week.
Matt seeks out help from the Brigade to throw Ragen under the bus for nomination. Brittany tells Ragen about the betrayal. Brittany nominates Matt for eviction, not know she is doing the dirty work for the Brigade. Tonight is double eviction night. Two house guests will be gone before the end of the night.
Matt claims he needs to pull through to stay in the house. He still feels he is part of the Brigade, even though the other members have alienated him. Ragen upset over what Matt has done to him- being more upset he was thrown under the bus then Matt is on the block. Ragen claims the betrayal woke him up to play the game. Matt suspects Brittany told Ragen about him throwing him under the bus. Matt tries to fix things with Ragen. Ragen hears rumors he has been campaigning for Matt and works to set things straight with the other house guests so he isn’t the next target.
Matt and Ragen talking in the hammock. Ragen shares with Matt his suspicions about the “boys” working together- including that Matt was a member at one point. Matt decides to continue working his plan of throwing Matt under the bus by telling Lane and Hayden about Ragen’s thoughts.
Ragen is working on studying what competitions came first for a potential before/after challenge. He is thinking about plans who to nominate and how to break up the alliance.
Julie reveals to the house guests that tonight is double eviction night. A week’s worth of Big Brother in one night! Brendon is first with his speech, followed by Matt. They try to make the speeches humorous. A reminder that Brittany will only vote in case of a tie.
Brendon votes to evict Matt. Hayden votes to evict Matt. Ragen votes to evict Matt. Lane votes to evict Matt. With a vote of 4-0, Matt is evicted from the Big Brother house. Matt says good-bye to the other house guests and leaves the house.
Matt and Julie chat about the eviction. He claims he knew Ragen was going to vote him out and there were no hard feelings. Julie asks him about throwing the HOH competition this week. Matt claims he was over confident and wanted to play in the weeks HOH competition. Matt says he tried to be loyal to the Brigade and his “showmance.” He reports not knowing who he wanted to align with. Matt reports he feels he was subtle about throwing Ragen under the bus, but that he did feel bad about it.
The HOH competition begins.
Brittany isn’t eligible to compete as outgoing HOH. The competition is called “delivering the goods.” The players are asked a question, they must search for the names to answer the question in a pool of packing peanuts. If they lock in with the wrong names, they are eliminated from the competition. The question is: which 2 houseguests have held the title of HOH twice. The players are searching. Brendon is the first to find a name followed quickly by Hayden. Hayden finds the second card, locks in the correct answer and becomes the new HOH.
The nomination ceremony.
After a quick consultation with his alliance, Hayden is forced to nominate two house guests for eviction. Saying true to his word to Lane and Brittany that he wouldn’t put them on the block, he puts up Brendon and Ragen. Ragen responds with a “how dare you” but it seems to be in fun as he was expecting to be put on the block.
The veto competition.
This is the before/after competition. Ragen should be prepared for this as he has been practicing and going over things all week. All the house guests are participating in this competition. Everyone stays through the first and second questions. The third question eliminates Enzo. The fourth question eliminates Brendon. Question five eliminates Brittany. Question six eliminates Hayden and Lane. Ragen has won the POV!
The POV ceremony.
Some last minute strategy planning going on. Ragen randomly decides to change into jeans, but doesn’t have enough time. Ragen is given the choice to remove himself from the block, remove Brendon from the block or keep the nominations the same. Brendon gives a speech about shoes. Ragen removes himself from the block. Brittany is nominated at the replacement.
The Eviction (again).
With Brittany and Brendon on the block, who will be evicted from the house? Brittany uses her speech time as a chance to express how much she appreciates everyone in the house and how much she misses her family. Brendon takes the same approach with his speech.
Enzo votes to evict Brendon. Ragen votes to evict Brendon. Lane votes to evict Brendon. With a vote of 3-0, Brendon is evicted from the Big Brother house. Brendon says good bye to everyone in the house and heads out.
Brendon talks with Julie about the eviction. Brendon was told by the “boys” he was going to by the pawn. He isn’t surprised he as evicted though and isn’t sure he would have stayed verse Ragen either. He refers to the Big Brother house as a “really nice version of prison.” Julie tells him he should be proud because he was able to play a great game. She asks him what happened to his game once Rachel left and made a comment about life being easier since Rachel left. He claims to love Rachel for who she is but that she didn’t back down. He reports he would like to get serious with Rachel. He thinks Brittany is playing the best game right now.
We are down to the final five now. Who will win the HOH for this week?
Watch the episode here.
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