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'Big Brother 22' Recap - Tyler Fails To Make A Big Move! (08/23/2020)

Written by 23 August, 2020

With the memory of Memphis’ HoH fresh in our minds, Big Brother fans are wondering what will happen next. Will Tyler, who won HoH on Thursday, be as bad as Memphis or will he aim to get the old-schoolers out first? For Big Brother fans, the real questions are: Will this be a boring week? Are the alliances still in effect? And will Tyler make a big move???

First from the feeds

New Alliance: 4 Prime of Ian, Dani, Cody, and Nicole F. was formed. They were debating adding Tyler as a possible 5th (and the first of their group to go). No word on whether Prime 5 is in place. And there is a Lipstick Alliance but Dani ran through the group so fast. I think this is what they called Enzo’s alliance. 

Now on with the Show

Kaysar and Janelle feel that they are in jeopardy (oh really?) and David is jubilant. Please, he’s much too happy. Cody is happy and plans to talk to Tyler about nominating Janelle and Kaysar although the thoughts were originally of Baleigh and Da’Vonne. Whoops! Cody must have forgotten about that alliance. Cody is worried that the girls might think there is an all-boy alliance if another girl goes. Meanwhile, Da’Vonne feels comfortable with Tyler in charge due to her alliance with Tyler (through the Enzo crew and an agreement of three with Tyler). Tyler comes out to announce the new “Have Nots.” David doesn’t know who to pick and so Enzo goes in. Christmas choose Bayleigh. Nicole F. chooses Janelle. Ian, I think, picked Cody. This was set up before by the alliance. Nicole just announced her choice bluntly and Janelle was not amused. 

Janelle tells us that Nicole F. has been after her since day one and the tension has just grown. Of course, Janelle. Janelle is also upset about the reason: “you talk about me.” Well, Nicole talks about Janelle so it’s only fair. Janelle talks to Kaysar and they know something is up. Both still feel bitter against Memphis. When Memphis comes in to take a nap, they tell him that they know about the alliances and maybe he isn’t in as good as others. They hint that for his sake, Memphis needs to save one of them if he wins. 

Enzo seems to be having problems with the bathroom. He has tried the bidet and got water everywhere. So they had few clips to show, I guess?

As the show progresses, Kaysar and Janelle remember 15 years ago. They’re talking about the difference of then and now. Back then, from the clip, we find they were even different from the “freaks” in the house then. That crew wanted fun (I guess). The difference is that the new schoolers now think too much don’t go against the HoH. Janelle feels that they are the strongest team in the house and they promise each other to do anything they have to do to survive. 

In the HoH room, the Alliance is meeting (the Cody, Christmas (I think), Tyler, and Nicole F). Tyler is upset because Janelle and Kaysar have picked up on the fact that he’s working with them and David and spreading the story. (And where was Dani/Enzo/Memphis during this meeting). The Alliance is discussing what to do. Oh, and Dani overheard the alliances being talked about by Janelle and Kaysar.

Safety Suite
It’s time to play the Safety Suite. Enzo, Nicole F., Tyler, Dani, and Memphis can play. Da’Vonne is not concerned about any of the ones playing. Da’Vonne wants a costume though so she begs to be the plus one (why I don’t know). She goes to all and asks to be the plus one and Enzo first agrees to calm her down.

The game is called Stealing Safety. They must work their way through a laser field to steal safety (a large rubber ball) and return through the laser field to ring the buzzer. Nicole F, Memphis, Enzo, Dani, and Cody play. Enzo wins and has chosen Christmas as his plus one. Enzo does this to strengthen his alliance with her. Da’Vonne meanwhile is upset and now is suspicious and doesn’t trust Enzo. Well, it’s called Big Brother. You plan your strategy as you go and don’t worry about costumes.

Memphis who will “save” her is he wins. Enzo isn’t happy. He’s going to try and calm her down. Nicole F. is using it. She feels if she doesn’t that she will appear in an alliance. Dani and Tyler are talking. Memphis is the one Kaysar wins and uses it on Janelle. Memphis is planning not to win. He feels if he doesn’t play they will know he’s in an alliance. Tyler doesn’t have to play. Enzo is now in. And so is Dani. Da’Vonne wants that safety. This makes the others suspicious. Tyler is happy as it proves that Enzo trusts him.

After Safety Suite they are talking about how paranoid Janelle and Kaysar are. I think they’re also wondering what is going on with Da’Vonne. Later, Tyler enters the HoH room to find Kaysar there. That was so impolite Kaysar to enter HoH without being asked. It’s a new school rule. Kaysar wants to offer a plan but Tyler seems to shut him down by saying he’s heard his name had come out of Kaysar’s mouth with alliances. Janelle changes it up by saying if she stays, she will be a target or shield for Tyler. While this is true, Tyler can’t make that kind of move due to his alliance. Tyler does sees Janelle remaining as being good for him.

And the Nominations Are
Nomination Ceremony happens. Tyler has chosen Kaysar and Janelle as the alliance wants. Tyler made the choice because they tried to flip the votes last week and spreading information. Janelle and Kaysar aren’t happy. Tyler had to make a move so he did. Kaysar is accepting but is already thinking ahead. Janelle is planning to make the day interesting. She’s feeling she must win.

Quote for the night comes from Tyler:
“Big Brother fans don’t want lying, cutthroat game. That’s Old School. They need someone to root for.” Okay, Tyler! Newsflash! The fans are finding the show boring and can find no one to root for. Give us some action or you may be chosen.

'Big Brother 22' Recap - Memphis Reign Is Through (08/20/2020)

Written by 20 August, 2020

Big Brother always has a Head of Household that gets too power-hungry. Usually, it around week five. This year, Memphis got the power and it went straight to his head. Because next week is the last week of Safety Suite, he decided he wanted an easy win. How do you do that on Big Brother? You get everyone else to play the second round with threats of eviction. If you get crossed, which Memphis did, you take revenge on the weakest (or is it newest) players. David never got to play last year and Nicole A. slipped through the cracks to finish third. Neither one could be considered a big move. Fans of Big Brother expects more but Big Brother 22 isn’t giving it to us. Memphis lost his shot when he didn’t make a big play by taking out legends like Kaysar, Janelle, Ian or Nicole F. Sure Ian had safety but there were still three other big targets in the Big Brother 22 house.

Tonight we will see more of Nicole A.’s tears. She’s mad at the world but it’s really her own fault. She didn’t align with anyone and the only ones she seemed to gravitate to were old school and outsiders. She should have learned the lesson of following the crowd. Of course, this year who knows who is really in the crowd (or as Janelle says – the In-Crowd).

Pre-Elimination Recap
Big Brother All-Stars as usual starts with a recap. Tonight, we see Memphis also aligning with Kaysar and Janelle. Does he not have an alliance with anyone? Oh, well, let’s just hurry through this recap and get on with the ejection. 

Julie is on a quiet stage again and there is no audience. She reminds us that Memphis wanted people to sweat. Hey, Memphis! Two people are not everyone. The only one with water (tears not sweat) is Nicole A. Also, does Memphis have to be so smug about the power. Nicole F. is looking to take Janelle out. Memphis says he’s staying as neutral as possible. If so, he doesn’t understand that Big Brother is about playing for yourself, making big moves, and not to keep things neutral.

As Nicole A. starts campaigning, you see that she would have been out earlier if last season if she hadn’t had an ally in the know last year. She just doesn’t seem to know what to say. Da’Vonne is the first we see, and she’s not choosing Nicole A. over David even if Da’Vonne likes her. Nicole has the read of the house wrong and there’s no changing it now. Kaysar and Janelle see the four-person alliance but seem clueless of Bayleigh/Da’Vonne and Christmas/Nicole F.’s position in the mix. Kaysar also has a misread with Memphis/Cody who “looks” to be running the house. Easily, Tyler, Nicole F, or Dani could start pulling the strings of the alliance. The real leader hasn’t stepped up because those two are just too into themselves. Of course, word gets back to David who looks like he just fell down a warp hole. He evidently is more clueless than Nicole A. I guess his meditation seems to get in the way of reading the house. David also doesn’t seem to need anyone else’s help. He could give lessons in how to lose the game.

Kaysar and Janelle are trying to figure out a way to keep Nicole A. They have Kevin but they need three others. Nicole A. sees herself as expendable even with Kaysar and Janelle. Everywhere Nicole A. turns she finds out that Janelle and Kaysar may have been a bad friendship move on her part. Kaysar and Janelle is beginning to worry about keeping themselves safe and Nicole A. is a vote for them. Janelle cries and tells us in Diary Room that she sees Nicole A. as a little sister.

The Vote
Julie goes to the house to talk to the nominees and tells Dani ‘happy birthday.’ Now David and Nicole A. can plea their case. David is first and he’s talking in what appears to me to be circles. He should have just said I want to stay. Nicole A. does a shout out. She admires Janelle and Kaysar and tells the rest to vote what they think. She also takes on Memphis who just sits there and laughs.

The house guests start voting with Tyler first. I’m not going to get into particulars but the final vote is Nicole A. 10 votes (Tyler, Christmas, Janelle, Da’Vonne, Kaysar, Bayleigh, Cody, Ian, Nicole F, and Dani) and David, two (Enzo and Kevin). Even though she had promised, they reneged but Nicole kept it classy. She even hugged Memphis. I hope she trashes him on air. Plus, everyone will think it was Janelle and Kaysar who voted against the house. Enzo surprises me. We didn’t even see him this week.

Julie talks to Nicole A. about her gameplay. She questions Nicole A. on her attitude to Janelle not helping her. Nicole A. was being told that Janelle was mean and Nicole A. says it got in her head. She was asked who was in the alliance and missed Christmas and Dani. Nicole A. is surprised. Kaysar calls her a sweetheart in the goodbyes. Da’Vonne tells her it wasn’t about her. Janelle tells her that she’s sorry. Kevin is upset and tells her she was played. Julie stresses to Nicole A. that Janelle had her back and even cried over it. That seemed to make Nicole A. feel better.

Head of Household Competition
The Head of Household is getting ready to start. It seems to be throwing glasses filled with “beer” down a table. Memphis can not compete. The official name of this game is Mug Shot. They must slide their glasses down three tables and hope the glass doesn’t go off. The one with the highest score and, in the event of a tie, the best time will win. They only have 30 seconds. Cody starts off with a four but I really don’t think that will be good enough. Sure enough, Enzo is next and scores an eight. David and Christmas are next but neither can beat Enzo with Christmas scoring the same as Enzo but missing on time. Da’Vonne and Kevin do not do well but Ian comes up and scores a 10. Ian is not in the lead. Nicole F and Dani do not do well and Tyler steps up to the plate for the alliance. He scores a 12 and takes the lead. He only has to wait out Bayleigh, Janelle, and Kaysar. While Janelle does well, she can’t beat Tyler while Kaysar is not doing well at all. Tyler is this week’s Head of Household. Will the power go to his head like it did Cody and Memphis?

Who will Tyler nominate as he has alliances with everyone?

Are Janelle and Kaysar ready for the block?

And will Nicole F. or Christmas make Janelle a “have not”? 

We will find out on Sunday. Or check the feeds if you cannot wait.

Last modified on Sunday, 23 August 2020 21:56

'Big Brother 22' Recap - Where Have All the Game Play Gone? (08/19/2020)

Written by 19 August, 2020

Okay, so this is All-Stars but I’m not really seeing any Big Brother All-Stars. The last game had Chill Town running the show and getting away with control. The old-school Big Brother players have not learned that it is a new game yet. You have old grudges going on with Memphis planning to target Ian because he won over Dan which really doesn’t make any sense. Hey, Memphis! This is Big Brother and you are supposed to be out for yourself. 

A Breakdown on Where We Stand
From Live Feeds, Memphis and Cody want Nicole A out. The logic doesn’t make much sense. Memphis is mad at her because she didn’t play in the Safety Suite. Of course, he wanted all to play since that would leave him the automatic winner next week. Memphis lets Tyler, Dani, Enzo, and Nicole F. get a pass? And as for David, Memphis doesn’t feel that David knows how to play the game. Memphis’s logic makes no sense and will see him go down fast.

Nicole A has been having panic attacks since she’s on the block. She feels that Janelle and Kaysar haven’t worked hard enough to help her. As it stands now, she probably will be leaving as most of the houseguests are scared to vote other than “with the house.” 

Big Brother Alliances
I’m not sure how many are still active. Ian and Nicole F still seem to be active and Christmas and Ian seem to have an unofficial one as she saved him this week. Kaysar/Janelle and Da’Vonne/Bayleigh’s are still strong. Cody has a final two with both Memphis and Enzo. Tyler and Bayleigh are still together and Kevin and Nicole A. have turned toxic as Kevin is giving her bad advice. I’m still not sure that Tyler and David have a true alliance. I honestly think that Cody has more alliances than Tyler.

Newly discovered alliances:

Enzo and Cody have switched up their alliance of Tyler, Dani by taking Nicole F and Christmas out. Now Bayleigh and Da’Vonne are part. Their name is the Slick Six but Cody has told Nicole F that they’re still good. Also, there is a new development with Tyler as he has aligned with Christmas.

And Now for the Show
After a recap, we are told the battle heats up but don’t see it. Memphis tries to reason with us in the Diary Room that Nicole A isn’t working with him and David isn’t playing. Dani is a little upset about how Memphis is acting at present and she doesn’t respect his game.

The after-veto scenes have Tyler and David talking with Tyler encouraging David. Tyler tells us in Diary Room that Memphis is lame. He also feels that Memphis’s game is coming from the 1940s (Tyler, the show wasn’t on then). Tyler plans to play Veto and keep David safe. Meanwhile, Janelle is trying to help Nicole A. For Janelle, Nicole A. leaving is bad for Janelle’s game. Janelle goes to talk to Kaysar and Memphis about this. Memphis uses his same lame excuses. Memphis is on a major power kick. Janelle is trying for a back door and suggests keeping Nicole A. while pushing for the nominee to Janelle be Dani and Cody. Janelle has overplayed by naming two of Memphis’s allies. 

Enzo talks about his kids and how he would do anything for his kids. Nicole F talks about her marriage to Victor coming up in December. Kevin reveals he wants to have a child. If Kevin wins the money will go to staring a new chapter by adopting a child.

Cody and Memphis meet to discuss their dislike for Kaysar and Janelle. Memphis tells Cody that Janelle and Kaysar mentioned every member of the alliance which means, as Cody says, they are now a target. Kaysar and Janelle think it is Nicole F is the head but we all know that Cody thinks he is the mastermind. Memphis is not ready to take a back door shot at either one. Cody tells Dani things are spiraling out of control ad have a meeting of the group minus Memphis.

Veto and New Developments
Now, whee, it’s time to pick players for the Power of Veto. Memphis as HoH chooses first and picks Ian. Nicole A. picks Tyler. David’s pick is Nicole F. Okay, what’s wrong with this. Almost every pick but Ian is in the alliance and knows that they’ve been named by Janelle and Kaysar. Is it smart to win or lose? How bad would Memphis take it if one of them won and took one of the nominees off?

Big Brother All-Stars Wars is Ian’s punishment. He will be a hero, Dirk Spacerunner (I think that is right). His costume looks like a silver space suit but with a female crown headpiece. He has to read/act a story and the rest respond. Others will be called to read the script and act it out as well. Let’s put it this way. Like everything this summer, the rest if the cast just isn’t into it but Ian tries. Ian must act whenever a buzzer sounds. In the middle of the night, he has to do a scene and Janelle is very unhappy. Big Brother makes commentary on Ian’s performance.

The alliance has a meeting with Janelle and Kaysar as the topic but people don’t seem to trust Memphis. Nicole F. doesn’t understand why Janelle is coming for her and knows that Janelle wants her gone. How many times can Nicole F repeat the same phrase over and over in different sentences? Tyler has an idea to win and take David off the block. Memphis will have to show his cards then. Right Tyler, you only seem to play the second half of the game.

Enzo is hosting this late-night Power of Veto game. The game is Oh Sorry I Am … (whatever). They have to hold a ball on a paddle. The game looks like the old tennis game we played of how long can you hold a tennis ball on the racket. If they drop the ball, they are out. It seems to be a little hard to balance ad Nicole A is eliminated first followed by Nicole F. The guys are left. The only thing I can say is this one seems to last longer than some of the others. As David, and Tyler loses their concentration, Memphis wins. Memphis wants to keep the power and total control. He says he will get what he wants (and the rest will have to put up with his power trip). And another cry by Nicole A. in the Diary Room.

In the aftermath of the competition, Nicole A’s diary room session shows that she is upset with herself. When Kevin offers sympathy in the storage room, she shuts down. Is this our sweet little Nicole A from last year. Nicole F. and Christmas talk about Kaysar and Janelle. Nicole F sees Ian as playing both sides and doesn’t trust Memphis. Dani tries to reason with Memphis about using the veto and taking down Kaysar or Janelle. Shows who is the smartest right – Dani. She sees Janelle coming for the group hard. Cody even pushes for Memphis to use the veto but Memphis has the power and he’s in control.

At the veto meeting, Memphis announces that he will not use the veto. Ian gets called to act out a space drama scene. Why couldn’t it be to put the evil king up for eviction? Memphis’s speech is arrogant toward his nominees. He’s not willing to play toward his alliance’s advantage. Dani and Nicole F. are really upset over this. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them doesn’t take Memphis out for stupidity.

For Next Time?
Will Nicole A hold a house meeting like she’s being urged to do by Kevin (or is it Tyler or does anyone care)? At least it would give us some action.

Will Nicole A or David stay? That’s still up in the air. 

Does anyone care unless this group really starts playing? The ratings will only tell. 

There will be an eviction tomorrow night but will the real culprit go. I wish someone had a coup d’etait to play and put Memphis up. I’m getting tired of this power kick and it is much worse than Cody’s from last week.

Last modified on Sunday, 23 August 2020 21:56

'Big Brother 22' Recap: Memphis Takes Control Looking For Revenge (08/16/2020)

Written by 16 August, 2020

So Big Brother tonight was basically the results of the Head of Household competition from Thursday. We get Memphis who quickly gets a big head. We get Cody playing his second in command. We get the rest of them eyeing each other. Big Brother is big on alliances but this time around none in the alliance seems to trust the others. But more on that later.


The show has no big move on alliances but on what I call the second string. They seem to be intact as I listed them on Thursday so I won’t say anything here. Memphis though now thinks he controls their every action. They must/should follow his commands or possibly face the nominations.


Da’Vonne in Diary Room after talking to Bayleigh, Dani, and Kevin about the stereotypical roles assigned to African Americans from birth. This was something Bayleigh talked about with Da’Vonne, Dani and Kevin listening. Very emotional for Da’Vonne.

Nicole A — at the end of the show over nominations. She cried not only in the Diary Room but it looks like in several rooms in the house. Let’s just count this three and say it is normal under the circumstances.

Memphis – Head of House

You have to wonder when someone gets named Head of House on Big Brother how long it will be before they let the power go to their head. Well, with Memphis, it doesn’t take long. He knows he’s in charge and he’s happy about it. So how do others take his win? Kevin could care less as he was safe from eviction (will that change?). David probably is the most negative because he knows Memphis hates him. The girls (Bayleigh, Da’Vonne, Nicole F, Dani and Christmas) feel safe as all are in some type of alliance with him. Kaysar and Janelle feel safe because he’s old school like they are. Ian is scared but that’s another story entirely.

Have Nots

This year the “Have Nots” are going to be chosen differently. Instead of the HoH nominating or the finishing of a comp determining, the previous week’s Have Nots will name their replacement. The list goes like this:

Memphis picked David. Memphis feels like this will cause David to break. Well, we all know that he wasn’t in the house long enough the last time to experience it.

Ian picked Nicole F. who actually looked like she volunteered. Of course, it could be because of her alliance with Ian.

Nicole A. picked Christmas. I don’t really remember a reasoning for this but I think Nicole A is a little intimidated by Christmas.

Kevin picked Kaysar. Again, I didn’t get a reason for this choice.

Pre-Safety Suite and Safety Suite

Cody and Memphis has a quick meeting trying to decide who goes up. Memphis really wants Ian and David on the block but Nicole A. and Kaysar are also mentioned. You can really see that Memphis is enjoying his power in this meeting. He’s in control and not Cody. Meanwhile Da’Vonne, Bayleigh, Kevin and Dani are talking about their childhood. Both Bayleigh and Da’Vonne were raised being told what to expect. Da’Vonne tells us in the meeting that that is not what she wants for her daughter. In the Diary Room, she cries and is very emotional when explaining what it was like and why today matters. And no, there was no mention of Black Life Matters. This was done in a very emotional personal way. I admire Da’Vonne and Bayleigh for being so open.

As time draws near for the Safety Suite to open, Memphis decides that he wants everyone to play. His alliance needs to play to prove their loyalty. The added bonus for Memphis is that the more that play now means the less he has to compete against next week. He talks to everyone and tells them that they need to play. in fact he pushes Nicole A. so far that she tells the Diary Room that she’s not going to do it. I will say Nicole A. realizes that it may be the very thing that sends her home.

After planting the “command” (yes, that’s what it was), for everyone to play, he does get his wish (at least partly). The first to hit the door early was David who somehow knows that it is the only way to keep himself safe. He’s followed by Ian, Christmas, Kevin, Cody, Bayleigh and Da’Vonne. Here’s the thing. Cody is Memphis’ co-conspirator (in fact Tyler refused to play when asked by Cody). Why did Cody play? Ian knows that Memphis doesn’t like him. Christmas, Bayleigh and Da’Vonne are in some form of an alliance with him. Does this mean alliances are falling? More on that later.

This week’s Safety Suite isn’t drinking vile concoctions like I thought but serving two tables. The problem: the tables wobble and lose the drinks if not placed correctly. Each “drink” is wood and weighs a different amount so figuring out the weight will be important. If the table drops the drinks, you must start that table over again. All play and seem to have trouble but the times are surprising. Christmas wins the competition with a score of one minutes, thirty-eight second. Da’Vonne had the worse time at eight minutes, forty-one seconds. What’s so funny is that Da’Vonne thought she won. Christmas, who was worried about Ian’s nervousness, had promised before the competition to keep him safe if she won. Christmas follows through and names Ian as her partner. Both cannot be nominated.

Memphis Power and His Displeasure

If anyone knows me, I often draw from history. In this case, I’ll just say that Memphis acts like Henry VII or Henry VIII. He calls Christmas in for an audience == I mean meeting. She thinks it’s to celebrate but it isn’t. Memphis doesn’t waste any time with telling her that he’s not happy with her pick.

Now for the reason Memphis is upset over Ian being safe. It seems Memphis came into the house with the decision made that he would get revenge on Ian for Dan Gheesling. I’m not exactly following his logic on this because of what Dan did to him. The year Dan and Memphis played opposite each other, they became friends. The friendship didn’t end when Dan beat Memphis. The next time Dan played, Ian beat him. Memphis is in the Big Brother house looking for revenge for Dan???? Come on Memphis this is a game. Memphis has vowed to take Ian out during his next HoH (if he doesn’t come up with a way to do this sooner).

Nomination Ceremony

Memphis doesn’t really surprise us. He does play cat and mouse with David. His first nomination is Nicole A. Why did he nominate BB’s sweetheart? She didn’t play the Safety Suite. David is the second nominee and Memphis talked so low I didn’t really get the reason. I think it was because he wanted David to have the entire BB experience. David expected it and said at the end in Diary Room that the game was was on. Nicole A. cried in the house and Diary Room

Missing from the Episode

Tonight, Nicole F., Tyler, Enzo, Janelle and Kaysar were amazingly quiet. I can’t believe they didn’t do anything from Thursday night until Saturday. They were all in the background or talking to someone else.

Live Feed Developments

First, they have played the Power of Veto but I will not spoil that for anyone. It will be Wednesday night’s show and is up on several different sites. What I’ve read and seen is that the alliances are breaking down and suspicions are happening. Bayleigh and Da’Vonne have approached Tyler with an alliance yet Dani has tried to break it up. Dani let slip to Da’Vonne that she’s in an alliance with Memphis. Remember Memphis and Cody have an alliance with Tyler, Dani, Nicole F., Christmas and Cody. Yet, he made a side alliance with Cody, Bayleigh and Da’Vonne. Plus Nicole F is feeling left out in the cold. At least she didn’t cry tonight.

I’ll be back on Wednesday. Show will air at 8:00 PM (Eastern).

Read more of Linda's writing on her blog TVChangesBlog.com.

Last modified on Sunday, 23 August 2020 21:56

'Big Brother 22' Recap: Boring...Er...Alliances Begin to Form (08/12/2020)

Written by 12 August, 2020

Okay, so I let the cat (not Enzo) out of the bag. Tonight’s episode of Big Brother, to put it mildly, was boring. No big moves, no acknowledgments that slop made people sick, just a few moves and things going as planned. Come on Big Brother crew, make something happened (other than that ! and A). This group is so interesting that I would almost say I’d rather watch paint dry. Tonight was a snoozefest. But let’s get to the action.

The Tears
First up, let’s deal with the cry meter for the show. Guess what! No tears from Nicole F. Tonight Kevin teared up in the Diary Room and maybe during the looking for a partner in the POV period in the bathroom. I’ll only count that as one. Kaysar had tears during his talk with Ian in the Living Room.

The Alliances
None really have names yet but let’s go through them here.

Tyler: Has a final two with almost everyone in the house. They just keep coming up and offer to go to the end with him. In Diary Room we find out that this wasn’t his intention this year. “It just happened.”

Cody has an alliance with Nicole F, Tyler, Memphis, and Enzo. Now, this is interesting as it is so different from the one we are getting on the feeds that Enzo has been promoting which is Enzo, Cody, Tyler, Bayleigh, Da’Vonne, and Dani. Come on guys! Which is it or is it both?

Kaysar and Janelle (and possibly Nicole A). They want to work with Keesha but that seems to be a lost hope now.

Cody and Enzo have a final two.

Ian and Nicole F. — Winner’s final two. Nicole F.’s back up plan.

Da’Vonne and Bayleigh — final two.

Tonight’s Episode
Basically, tonight is nothing more than a filler. Considering no action or disagreements happened in the house, it was really a drag. If live feeders thought the feeds were bad, then this was much worse for them. We had two honest conversations which were shown during the same space of time. The one that most interested me was between Kaysar, Ian, and Nicole A. (one of the briefest scenes we saw for her). In the living room, Ian tells Nicole A. and Kaysar that he is missing the back yard and hammock. To him, the hammock is a safe place to go. Ian suffers from a mild form of autism and he feels that he’s doing this for others like him. Ian, come on boy! Your smart and have a good life, don’t let this bring you down. Kaysar tells him to be who he is and Nicole A. tells him that he is great and she is proud. In the Diary Room, Nicole A. talks about how proud she is of Ian and opening up about his experience. She has encountered this when she worked in a school.

Enzo and Kevin have a talk. This may be the first talk those two have had. Kevin asks about forming an alliance and Enzo shuts that down. So much for empathy here right?

We also find out that Nicole F. has gotten Kaysar and Janelle’s suspicions in overdrive. They don’t trust her and know that Nicole F. doesn’t like/trust Janelle. Later, Enzo sees Ian and Nicole F. talking about their final two mentioned early. Like the true boy scout he is (NOT), he runs upstairs and tells Cody. Enzo would like to put Ian up but as he says later, it’s too early.

The Power Of Veto Game/Ceremony
The players are picked. Cody draws Tyler, Kevin draws the house guest’s choice (Enzo), and Keesha gets Ian. The first Power of Veto has them visiting the BB Farmer’s Market where they play BB Banana Peelathon. They must rock back and forth on giant bananas (no I kid you not). When they reach 90 seconds, they must race and stack “vegetables” into a basket (table). I kid you not! I’ve seen these “vegetables/fruits” in children’s game sets. They have 30 minutes. Time begins and they start. Some quickly build up the 90 seconds others take their time. All have problems with the stacking. Enzo buzzes in with 18 stacked. While Kevin thinks he has 19, he doesn’t buzz in before 90 seconds ends and is disqualified. The rest fail to finish. Great POV right? I hate it when there is no real contest. Enzo celebrates the victory in the Diary Room sounding like a rapper while looking like an idiot. Side note: Twitter fans were mad because it looked with Enzo knocked Keesha’s over during the competition with an elbow. If he did, and I’m not sure because I didn’t see the elbow, I’ll call poor sportsmanship.

Kevin did make a pitch to Enzo to use the Power of Veto on him. If Keesha did, it wasn’t shown. In the end, after talking to Cody, Enzo decides not to use the Power of Veto because “it’s too soon.” You know, I can remember this coming back to bite someone years ago.

Take-Aways from the Live Feeds and Tonight’s Show
Good thing! Nicole F. didn’t cry during the show in the Diary Room or on screen. That may be due to the fact she got little air time.

Bad News — Slop made all the “have nots” sick. If it’s that bad, how will they tell if the players have COVID or slop reactions?

Enzo talked like a teenage thug and acted like a rapper. The good news is that very few “meows meows” were heard.

Tyler understands that he has made too many final two alliances. He just couldn’t stop people asking. He admits it will hurt him later.

The only two winners in the house have a final two. Wonder how long Nicole F. will keep it. Better question: Will Ian find out about her alliance with Cody.

Tune in tomorrow as one Big Brother contestant departs. Right now, it looks to be Keesha but hey, they’ve got 24 hours to change their minds. Of course, with this lack of action in this group, it may be another boring show.

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'Big Brother 22' Recap: So, Are We Good? (08/09/2020)

Written by 10 August, 2020

Okay, Big Brother fans! Let me admit, I’ve checked the feeds occasionally and most of what has gone down on the live feeds is just talking to each other and trying to keep one self’s clean. So far, it’s been boring. These people don’t seem to realize that socializing will help your game. You need friends to vote for you or else it will be against you. They’re off in their own little huddles with the same assurances offered every time. The only one really trying to set up alliances is Tyler and he’s making them with all like usual people. By that I mean EVERYONE! Cody seems to have let the power go to his head (as usual with an HoH) and teamed up with Nicole F, or is it Tyler, or is it Memphis, or is it “meow man” Memphis or is it . . . He seems to be listening to Nicole F (I mean Nic) more than anyone else and I bet that she hates having another girl in the house with her name. Oh, and why hasn’t Enzo outgrown the “meow” label. It was cute for all of six weeks the first time around but he is older and should be wiser.

This was your usual filler episode except for the items listed below. I’ll put the big things separate.

  • The “Have Not” room. I mentioned in my last update that it looked like a basement with first and heating pipes. That’s exactly what it looked like when they got in. (Note: Reports out of the house yesterday said that Memphis, Ian and Nicole A are all having issues with the slop. Nicole A. even went to be bed early last night with a bucket beside her.)
  • Nicole F (Nic from now on) has her first cry in the diary room. Not sure why but I think she feels no one likes her especially Da’Vonne. I know she later said to Cody that she’s being trashed on Twitter about pre-gaming. Well, Cody did talk to Derrick who admitted in an interview that he planned to bring a phone in with him. (Sorry I didn’t hear all of this due to a news blurb about the earthquake on my phone.)
  • Nic and Cody talk with Nic suggesting that she will set up an all-girl alliance and report everything back to him. I didn’t hear him say he’d tell her about the all-guy alliance. And since no one seems to be following up on the all-girl alliance (and no one really trusts anyone else), I don’t see this happening.
  • Cody doesn’t like Janelle — she’s too smart. He doesn’t trust Kaysar because he’s too smart. And Cody thinks Tyler should open up more. Duh, Cody, this would give his game away.
  • Memphis wants an alliance with Cody and Nic.
  • Enzo wants Tyler out.
  • NO BIG MULTI-PLAYER ALLIANCE YET. There seem to be some small groups aligning but they don’t seem to last for long (Kaysar, Janelle, Nicole A for example).


Cody calls a meeting and hands out VIP passes. Each week, players can enter the Safety Suite and play for safety. This allows them to remain free of the noms during the “Nomination Ceremony.” Once they use their VIP pass, they can not play for safety again. They will be called and the time will set on the screen. They are given one hour to decide whether or not to use their VIP pass to play the game. If they win, they get to name one person who will also be safe but must take a punishment.

The announcement is made, but no one makes a move. The reason: no one wants to look nervous about their fear of nomination. As the time almost runs out, Kaysar and Janelle (Cody’s unofficial, unspoken noms) decide to play. The game is “Don’t Miss a Beat” and they each will enter the room alone. The room is spacious and set up like a DJ center. They must listen to the tune then play it back with the buttons given. They each will hear the tune, hit each button to see where it corresponds and then remember the location to play the song back. It’s not easy (think the childhood game Simon on steroids), but Kaysar and Janelle won’t let it ‘beat’ them. When Cody reveals the time, Kaysar did it in 7:55 while it took Janelle 16:36. He earns the safety and must immediately name the person he will keep safe with him. Kaysar, seemingly knowing that both he and Janelle are at risk, give her the other safety. Poor Cody is left with no nominees. Janelle’s punishment is a “star” costume. Considering Nic’s record with these, I know she is hating this.


Cody must now make a change to his nominees and he’s not happy. He talks it through with Nic and then gets a visit from Kevin who seems to be acknowledging that he hasn’t had any “social game” with Cody. Kevin goofs up big here and plays on emotion which Cody admits in the Diary Room that he doesn’t like.

The noms are in and it is Keesha and Kevin. The reason: no relationship has developed and nothing personal. Kaysar celebrates in the Diary Room the foiling of Cody’s plan. Just how much does he know?

For the Rest of the Week

Power of Veto is played — I haven’t confirmed who won and would not include it here for spoiler free people.

Will we get a big alliance this week?

How will Keesha and Kevin react toward Cody and his noms?

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