Big Brother 20: Today’s Nominatons

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 17, 2018

Okay y’all, this season is just getting too weird.

Seriously, I don’t even know how to explain what is happening in the House right now.  It makes absolutely zero sense.  The closest example that I can think happened during Big Brother 6, when the Nerd Herd tricked Rachel into nominating James and Sarah for eviction, despite the fact that all three of them were members of the same alliance.  This is just weird.

What’s been the reoccurring theme this season?  Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?

Well, Faysal has managed to do it again!

Notice that I said Faysal and not the Hive.  That’s because the only other two members of the Hive — Haleigh and Scottie — told him not to do this.  Even a few members of the Level 6 said that Faysal would have to be an idiot to do what he did.  But he did it anyway and this is all on him.

Faysal made his nominations today.  Seeing as how the entire house is trying to get him, Haleigh, and Scottie out, he had a lot of good candidates to choose from.  Remember how Haleigh — who is now officially Faysal’s girlfriend — spent two weeks trying to backdoor Tyler?  Remember how Faysal said that, if he won HoH, he would target Tyler?

Well, that’s not happening.  Soon after winning HoH, Faysal said that he wouldn’t target Tyler because apparently Faysal made some promise not to go after him.  I haven’t seen any evidence of this promise on the live feeds but maybe the Sunday show will clarify things.

Anyway, JC got to Faysal last night and spent a lot of time talking about how Scottie was a threat to him and couldn’t be trusted and how Scottie has said that he likes Haleigh and he wants to get Faysal out of the game.  So, Faysal got it into his head that he should nominate Scottie and Brett for eviction.

Haleigh tried to tell him that it was a mistake to nominate Scottie but then she got distracted by a bottle of wine and that was pretty much it for Haleigh.  Even JC later told Faysal that nominating Scottie would be a mistake.  (JC’s idea was to backdoor Scottie.)  Eventually, after spending the entire day doing nothing, Scottie finally went up to the HoH room and made a convincing case for why Faysal should nominate Tyler for eviction.

So, of course, Faysal nominated Brett and Scottie for eviction.


(Personally, I think it has to do less with game and more with insecurity.  Scottie has said that he likes Haleigh.  Brett and Haleigh have a flirtatious friendship.  Faysal just nominated the two people who see as being threats to his showmance with Haleigh.)

So, right now, Faysal is feeling pretty proud of himself.  To his credit, Scottie is taking all of this calmly.  He even talked to Faysal afterwards.  Faysal told Scottie to win the veto if he wants to stay.  As for Brett, he knows that he’s got the votes to stay over Scottie so he’s feeling pretty confident as well.

Speaking of Brett, Sam today asked Brett if he was in love with her and Brett told her that he’s not but that he likes her as a friend.  Sam says that Rockstar made her feel as if Brett had fallen for her and apparently, Sam was thinking about marrying him after the show.  Now, Sam says that she’s happy with Brett as her Plan B.  (Her Plan A remains Tyler.)

Seriously, this is the strangest season.

Lisa Marie


Big Brother 20: Ding Dong

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 16, 2018

Hi y’all!

I still haven’t gotten a chance to watch the latest eviction episode because of some work that I had to do for another website but I know from following your comments here and over on Facebook that Rockstar was, as expected, voted out earlier tonight.  She went on a 5-1 vote, with her only vote coming from Scottie.  If nothing else, the fact that Scottie voted her shows that he’ll pretty much do anything that Haleigh wants him to do.

As for the HoH competition, it was the slip and slide and Faysal won it rather easily!  So, that means that Haleigh is essentially going to get a do-over on her HoH.  There is no hacker this week.  This is Haleigh’s chance to get Faysal to get out Tyler.

Except…Tyler has the cloud app!

The only problem for Tyler is when to play it.  As of right now, Haleigh has made it clear that she wants Faysal to just nominate Tyler on the nomination ceremony.  Two weeks in a row, Haleigh has tried to backdoor Tyler.  This week, she’s going to take the direct approach.  If Tyler wants to avoid being nominated at the nomination ceremony, he either has to use his app or somehow convince someone else to convince Faysal to backdoor him.

If Tyler does use his app at the nomination ceremony, he’ll still be vulnerable at the veto ceremony.  Either way, it would appear that Tyler’s best hope this week is to, once again, win the veto.

As for who will go up next to Tyler, I thought it would be Angela but now it sounds like Faysal is planning to nominate Brett.  That makes sense when you consider that Faysal sees Brett as being a rival for Haleigh.

We’ll see what happens!  Right now, it looks like the jury will be getting a member of Level 6 next week but if anything’s been consistent about the Hive this season, it’s been their ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Lisa Marie


Big Brother 20: It’s Time To Open Up The Diary Room!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 15, 2018

It’s that time again!

It’s time open up the diary room!

Who do you vote to evict this week?

Do you vote to evict…

KAYCEE, the hacker


ROCKSTAR, whose daughter’s birthday was like a month ago, y’know?

Cast your vote in the comments below or vote in the poll over on the right side of the page!  And then be sure to watch the show on Thursday to see who will be the second member of the jury!

Happy voting!

Lisa Marie


Big Brother 20: The Cluelessness Continues

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 14, 2018

Hi y’all!

So, Rockstar has come up with a great plan.  Now, before you hear this plan, you need to know that Rockstar and Haleigh are pretty sure that Kaycee is going to be voted out on Thursday.  They’re pretty sure that JC and Brett and Sam will vote to keep her.

(As Faysal put it, “If JC’s a part of this alliance, it’s time for him to start voting with us.”  Apparently, it hasn’t occurred to Faysal that the reason JC isn’t voting with them is because he’s actually not a part of their alliance.  Anyway…)

So, Rockstar has decided that she’s going to use her eviction speech to set the house on fire.  She’s going to announce that Tyler and Angela have an alliance and that they’re planning on taking each other to the final two.  Rockstar is convinced that this will not only lead to everyone voting out Kaycee but that it will also get the house so upset that everyone will be on board with voting out Tyler and Angela over the next two weeks!

Of course, what Rockstar doesn’t realize is that everyone but her, Haleigh, and Faysal already knows that Tyler has got an alliance with Angela.  They know that because they’re all members of the same alliance.

That’s right.  Despite all of the evidence (which we’ve discussed on this blog a countless number of time), Haleigh and Rockstar still do not understand that there’s another alliance in the House.  In fact, even after Tyler saved Angela from eviction, Haleigh and Rockstar are still convinced that everyone else in the house is just floating through the game.

How clueless is the Hive right now?

Haleigh actually asked Brett to help Rockstar with her speech.  Haleigh felt that the first speech was too angry so she asked Brett to help out because Brett “always comes up with great eviction speeches.”  Hmmm…let’s see.  In his first eviction speech, Brett made up a story about Rockstar wanting to work with him.  In his second speech, Brett made up a story about Rachel being the head of the all-girl’s alliance.

Yep, Brett’s great at coming up with speeches.  I guess Haleigh forgot that all of his speeches have resulted in the Hive getting blindsided.  Anyway, Brett basically rewrote Rockstar’s speech for her.  We’ll get to hear it on Thursday, right before Rockstar and the Hive get blindsided yet again.

As for me, I can’t wait to see tomorrow’s episode of Big Brother.  Not only will we get to see Rockstar help Tyler win the veto but we’ll also finally get to see why Haleigh was so upset about Tyler’s veto speech.  It should be good!

Lisa Marie


Big Brother 20: Veto Update

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 13, 2018

Hi y’all!

Sorry for the late update!

So, as all of you probably know, the veto meeting was held earlier today.  As the veto holder, Tyler could either take down Angela, take down Rockstar, or keep the nominations the same.  Haleigh and Rockstar were both convinced that they had managed to talk Tyler into taking down Rockstar.  Oh, you would not believe the amount of fun that Rockstar and Haleigh had yesterday, talking about how stupid everyone in the house is and how they’ve basically got Tyler wrapped around their little fingers.

Well, guess what?

Just as Haleigh and Rockstar thought he would, Tyler did use the veto.

However, he used it on Angela.  In fact, he not only used it on Angela but he also apparently said that the only reason he was using it on Angela was to get back at Haleigh for nominating him last week.  Haleigh responded by replacing Angela with Kaycee.

Needless to say, Haleigh, Rockstar, and Faysal were stunned by this latest turn of events.  They really thought they had convinced Tyler to save Rockstar.  Rockstar cried, as usual, and complained that everyone in the house is spoiled and privileged.  Haleigh went upstairs and pouted in the HoH room.

What’s amazing is that, despite being blindsided yet again, Rockstar and Haleigh still think that Kaycee is going to be evicted on Thursday.  They’re still convinced that they have the votes to save Rockstar.  Rockstar actually thinks that Brett is going to vote to keep her!  Rockstar was even apologizing to Kaycee, saying that she was sorry that Kaycee was going to have to go home this week.

First off, Rockstar, no one’s going home.  Whoever’s evicted is going to join Bayleigh in the jury house.

Secondly, it currently looks like the vote to evict Rockstar could be unanimous.

Apparently, Sam promised Kaycee that she wouldn’t vote her out if she was ever on the block.  They even did a pinky swear, which is apparently a legally binding contract in Samworld.  So, even though Sam is upset about Rockstar being on the block, she has told Tyler that she will vote to keep Kaycee.

(However, Sam also told Tyler that she was going to pretend to be undecided up until Thursday.)

Scottie has also told Tyler that he’ll vote to evict Rockstar.  Scottie could always be lying but, at the same time, Scottie’s not dumb.  What reason does he have to continually go against the house?

Meanwhile, Faysal will probably have his vote stolen by the hacker.

So, while Rockstar think that she’s going to be staying, it actually looks more likely that she’ll be leaving on a 6-0 vote.

Things can always change but, as of right now, it would appear that Rockstar is heading to the jury house on Thursday!

Lisa Marie


Big Brother 20: Clueless

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 12, 2018

Hi y’all!

From inside the Big Brother House, the cluelessness continues!

Now, it is true that Rockstar and Angela are currently on the block, as the result of Kaycee hacking Haleigh’s HoH.  And it is true that Tyler, who Haleigh was planning on backdooring this week, has won the veto.  And it is true that, at almost every eviction, the members of the Hive have been blindsided by who was voted out.

But don’t worry, Haleigh says.  We’ve got this!

That’s right.  Despite all evidence to the contrary, Haleigh is convinced that she will be able to keep Rockstar in the house.  In fact, she has even sworn to Rockstar that, if Rockstar is evicted, Haleigh will self-evict in protest.  That’s confidence!

Rockstar even thinks that Tyler might be willing to use the veto on her.  Apparently, during the veto competition, Rockstar actually helped him out!  That’s right — Tyler would have been eliminated during round one of Otev, except that Rockstar told him that he had the wrong answer.  Rockstar, who is ON THE BLOCK, helped the person she wanted to backdoor win the veto.

Let that sink in.

Last night, Rockstar and Haleigh offered Tyler a deal.  They offered to keep him safe if he would only use the veto on Rockstar.  (What they don’t realize, of course, is that the entire house has offered to keep Tyler safe.)  Haleigh made the offer while soaking in the tub and drinking wine.  Haleigh was pretty drunk, which is why she seems to be so convinced that she and Tyler had a great conversation, despite the fact that Tyler pretty much told her to her face that he was thinking about saving Angela because Angela saved him last week.

Today, Haleigh and Rockstar both agreed that no one in the house talks strategy but them.  Rockstar announced that there was no other alliance in the house, other than the Hive.  Everyone else was just a floater and a coaster.

What house has Rockstar been living in for the past two months?

(Come Thursday, she’ll probably be living in the jury house.)

Has there ever been an alliance as clueless as The Hive?  I think part of the problem is that the members of the Hive pretty much spend all of their time hanging out with the other members of The Hive.  Faysal is too obsessed with getting Haleigh to kiss him to pay attention to the rest of the house.  Rockstar is too busy talking about how much she hates rich people to actually see what’s happening right in front of her.  And Scottie — well, I think Scottie is probably the smartest person in the Hive but he’s ultimately looking out for himself.  As for Haleigh, she’s clever but not as clever as she thinks she is.  As we saw last night with her attempt to talk to Tyler, she’s convinced herself that she can flirt her way to the finale.

The Hive may be a terrible alliance but, if nothing else, they’re certainly giving us a lot to talk about this season!

Tomorrow, they’ll have the veto ceremony and we’ll see how Rockstar reacts when she’s still on the block at the end of it.

It should be fun!

Lisa Marie


Big Brother 20: Quick Veto Update

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 11, 2018

Hi y’all!

Sorry, it’s just going to be a quick update today.

Earlier today, they played for the veto.  It was the OTEV comp and basically it was Haleigh, Angela, Rockstar, Kaycee, Faysal, and Tyler competing.  (Tyler was selected by the hacker.)  Anyway, the veto just wrapped up about thirty minutes ago and the golden power of veto was won by…


So, things are now looking pretty hopeless for Rockstar.  Of course, because the Hive is clueless about what’s going on in the rest of the house, Rockstar doesn’t realize just how hopeless it is.  She thinks that she has Brett and JC’s vote to stay.  (She doesn’t.)  She also thinks that she might be able to talk Tyler into using the veto on her, by pointing out that Angela and Kaycee don’t deserve to be in the house because, according to her, they’e just been coasting along.

Of course, what Rockstar, Haleigh, and Faysal don’t realize is that the entire house is pretty much lined up against them.  Here’s how the vote will probably break down on Thursday:

First off, if Tyler does use the veto, he’ll use it on Angela and Haleigh has already said that Kaycee will be the replacement nominee.

So, that means that there will be 4 members of Level 6 voting — Tyler, Brett, JC, and either Angela or Kaycee.

Meanwhile, as hacker, Kaycee has the power to cancel out one vote.  She’ll probably cancel Faysal’s.  The leaves one member of the Hive eligible to vote, Scottie.

What about Sam?  Well, Sam has said that she doesn’t want to vote out Rockstar but, at the same time, she also seems to want to keep Brett and Tyler happy.  So, Sam is a big question mark right now.  How she votes will probably depend on who she’s mad at when Thursday comes around.

So, for Rockstar to stay, two things have to happen:

  1. Sam has to cast a sympathy vote for her.
  2. JC has to decide to flip on his alliance, despite the fact that there’s not a really big reason for him to do so.

It could happen.  Sam is unpredictable and JC does like to stir trouble.  If both Sam and JC voted to keep Rockstar, it would be a 3-3 tie and Haleigh would cast the deciding vote.  But this week, I don’t think JC will flip.  Faysal will undoubtedly put a lot of pressure on him but JC just seems to be more comfortable working Level 6.

So, if I had to guess right now, I’d say that Haleigh’s HoH will end with her closest ally being evicted on a 4-2 vote.

We’ll see what happens!

Lisa Marie


Hi y’all!

Well, it’s yet another day in the Big Brother House which means that the Hive has once again managed to grab defeat from the jaws of victory.

As we all know, Bayleigh was evicted last night but Haleigh won HoH.  You would think that would be good news for the Hive and, at first, it was.  From the start, Haleigh’s target was Tyler.  Unfortunately, Haleigh took Rockstar’s advice, which was to attempt to backdoor Tyler by nominated two pawns.  So, earlier today, Haleigh nominated Angela and Kaycee for eviction.  Her plan, of course, is to ultimately use the veto to take one of them off the block and replace her with Tyler.

However, what Haleigh doesn’t know is that Tyler has the cloud power app.  Tyler correctly figured out that Haleigh would try to backdoor him so he didn’t use his his power before the nomination ceremony.  Instead, he kept it so he could use it before the veto ceremony.  So, regardless of what happens, Tyler is going to be safe this week.

However, it now appears that Haleigh won’t just fail to get Tyler out of the house but Rockstar could very well end up going to jury at the end of Haleigh’s reign as HoH.  After Haleigh announced her nominations, the houseguests took part in the second hacker comp.  The winner of the hacker comp would get the same powers that the hacker got last week: the power to take someone off the block and name a replacement, the power to pick one player for the veto, and the power to cancel someone’s vote on Thursday.

Because of how closely divided the numbers are in the house, it was essential for Haleigh’s plan that someone from the Hive win the hacker comp.

So, of course, Level 6’s Kaycee won.  Kaycee has been trying to pretend like she didn’t win but, apparently, she jumped up and down when she learned she was this week’s hacker and Haleigh heard her.  So, Haleigh knows exactly who the hacker is.

Anyway, Kaycee used her hacker power to take herself off of the block.  She nominated Rockstar in her place.

Here’s where things get interesting.  We have the veto comp tomorrow.  It’s going to be the OTEV comp.  Rockstar has always struggled in comps and it’s reasonable to think that she will not win the veto tomorrow.  So, let’s say that someone from Level 6 wins the veto and the noms stay the same or, at the very least, Rockstar stays on the block.  On Thursday, with Haleigh as HoH, Rockstar as nominee, and Kaycee canceling one person’s vote, that would basically leave the Hive with only one vote.  So, even though she’s HoH this week, Haleigh very well could lose one of her closest allies in the house at the end of this week.

Needless to say, Haleigh’s not particularly happy about this turn of events.  She’s been confiding in Brett, little realizing that Brett is a member of Level 6.  How has Haleigh not figured this out?

So, this should be an interesting week.  It’ll be interesting to see what happens with that veto tomorrow!

Lisa Marie



Big Brother 20: What Happened Tonight

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 9, 2018

Hi y’all!

So, I know that some of you haven’t gotten to see the show yet because of the football game.  Down here in North Texas, they broadcast the show on a different channel but I know some people are going to have to wait until 2 in the morning to get a chance to see it.

So, if you haven’t seen the show yet, this post is a spoiler.  If you want to be totally surprised by what happens tonight, stop reading now.



Anyway, it wasn’t a surprise that Bayleigh was voted out tonight.  What was surprising was that it was a 6-1 vote.  As well, Bayleigh didn’t go off on anyone in her speech and Rockstar didn’t call anyone out for being white and rich so I guess she abandoned that plan.  I’m going to guess that Bayleigh finally decided that there wasn’t any point in continuing to try to stay in the house, so she asked Sam, Fessy, and Scottie to vote her out.  After Julie revealed the vote, Bayleigh muttered something about everyone being scared of her and then she hugged everyone and left the house.  Once Bayleigh talked to Julie, she was back to being her usual angry self.  In fact, during her exit interview, it was pretty obvious that Bayleigh was extremely mad about being voted out.  But I guess she put her pageant training to good use and she managed to leave the house without yelling.

Only Sam voted to keep Bayleigh and I’m not sure why.  According to a few online sources, Sam went into the diary room 45 minutes before the show was set to start and she announced that 1) she wasn’t going to vote anyone out and 2) she wanted to self-evict.  Apparently, they managed to talk her down from that ledge but Sam still went against the house and voted to evict Rockstar.  When last I checked, Sam had let everyone in the house know that she voted for Rockstar and that she did it because she wasn’t sure what the plan was.

Haleigh is the new HoH and it’s reasonable to think that she’ll go after Angela and Tyler.  (She’s still mad at Sam for nominating her so Haleigh might return the favor, you never know.)  Haleigh is safe this week but, at the same time, she only has two or three votes  on which she can really depend.  Fessy and Rockstar will vote however Haleigh wants and Scottie might but, then again, he might not.  So, Haleigh’s going to have to do some deft maneuvering and either win or get Fessy and Rockstar to win some comps if she truly wants to control the house this week.

I could see her trying to backdoor Tyler.  I could easily see Tyler taking his chances at the nomination ceremony and hoping that, if he did get nominated, he could either win the veto or convince the veto winner to take him off the block.  He has to be thinking that Haleigh might try to backdoor him so, if I was him, I would take the chance of not using he power before the nomination ceremony just so I’d still have the power if I needed it before the veto ceremony.  We’ll see what happens with that.

Plus, we have another hacker comp to deal with!

So, this should be an exciting week!

Lisa Marie


Big Brother 20: Let’s Open The Diary Room!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 8, 2018

Hi y’all!

Well, the big blow-up that we’ve all been waiting for finally occurred today.  Haleigh called a house meeting and told everyone that she was the hacker.  She also said that, during the previous week, Tyler approached Bayleigh about backdooring Angela.  Haleigh actually had control of the meeting for about a minute or two but then Bayleigh started screaming at Tyler and Tyler started yelling back and things pretty much fell apart.

Of course, what the Hive doesn’t realize is that Bayleigh wasn’t nominated just because Angela thought she was the hacker.  Bayleigh was nominated because she has a huge power and everyone wants to get it and her out of the house.  So, I doubt Haleigh’s little house meeting is going to change much.  If anything, it’ll probably put a bigger target on Haleigh’s back because now people know that she’s capable of winning stuff.  Plus, Tyler now has an excuse to go after her.

So, with all that in mind, it’s time … OPEN UP THE DIARY ROOM!

Do you vote to evict…

ROCKSTAR, despite the fact that her daughter had a birthday recently


BAYLEIGH, despite the fact that she’s the self-declared queen of the house?

Cast your vote in the comments below or in the poll over on the right side of the page!  And then, be sure to watch Big Brother on Thursday to see who is voted out and who becomes the new HoH!

Happy voting!

Lisa Marie