Big Brother 21 — That’s A Wrap For Now

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 25, 2019

And, like all things, Big Brother 21 came to an end!

Hi, y’all! So, I just finished watching the finale of the latest season of Big Brother. I’m going to say a few things about it so, if you haven’t seen it yet, you probably should stop reading now. Everything below will be a SPOILER!

Well, where to begin?

Jackson did exactly what he wanted to do. He took Holly to the final two and then he won the money. And yet, he looked pretty miserable as he stepped out of the house. This was because, just a few minutes earlier, Kemi, David, Ovi, and Julie had all basically informed him that a lot of people outside the House disliked him and felt that he had unfairly targeted the minority houseguests at the start of the game.

For the entire time that he’s been in the House, Jackson has said that his number one fear is discovering that the viewers and the feedsters disliked him. Tonight, that fear came true for him and you could tell just from the expression on his face that he was more concerned about that than he was about what he would do with his prize money. I’ve never seen a winner look more miserable.

Holly came in second. I honestly thought she might have a chance to actually win, depending on how bitter the jury was. But, in her answers to the jury’s questions, Holly failed to really show anything that she did in the game, other than ride Jackson’s coattails.

Nicole won America’s Favorite Player. That means she’ll be going home with just as much money as Holly. For a lot of people, that was the only good thing about tonight’s finale.

And with that, Big Brother 21 is over. I have to admit that I’m not sorry to see it end. This has been one of the most negative and toxic seasons that I can remember. It wasn’t particularly fun to watch. If Cliff had stuck to his guns and voted out Holly when he had the chance, tonight probably would have been a lot different. But he didn’t and, as a result, things ended on a predictable note.

The good news is that we now have Survivor! Starting tomorrow, I’ll be posting about that over on Reality TV Chat and I hope to see y’all there!

I don’t know if there’s going to be another Celebrity Big Brother, yet. I kind of doubt it because it seems like they would have already announced it if there was going to be. However, Big Brother will return next summer and hopefully, it’ll be a bit better than this last season.

Thank you everyone for reading and commenting! This hasn’t been an easy season but we made it through!

Love ya!

Lisa Marie

jsd412 September 25, 2019 at 10:39 pm

Lisa Maria, Survivor started tonight.

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Jolee September 25, 2019 at 11:04 pm

I think Lisa meant that the Survivor blog starts tomorrow! ๐Ÿ’—. She gave us the link to the site above! ๐Ÿ’—

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Lisa Marie Bowman September 25, 2019 at 11:25 pm

I know but I’m not going to write about it until tomorrow because I need to rewatch the episode.

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Jolee September 25, 2019 at 11:11 pm

Lisa, thank you for an amazing coverage of this difficult season of Big Brother! It has been frustrating to say the least, but we stayed with it because of our love for Big Brother and this blog! I am SO HAPPY that Nicole won AFP! She was really surprised! I think Tommy was glad to be in the top three!
I enjoyed Survivor tonight! Interesting concept having vets give advice to the players!
Goodnight everyone! See you next time! I love being a part of this blog! I will miss this part of the Big Brother experience! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

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Lisa Marie Bowman September 25, 2019 at 11:25 pm

Thank you for reading, Jolee! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jolee September 26, 2019 at 1:16 pm

๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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Debby Rodriguez September 26, 2019 at 12:18 am

Thanks Lisa Marie for covering this awful season. You made the best lemonade out of this bunch of lemons and that was a difficult task. For someone who just won half a million dollars, he sure didn’t look happy. Karma is a bitch Jackson.

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Mimsy September 26, 2019 at 2:36 am

Oh Brother! We made it after all! So happy for Nicole! She seemed shocked to win that. She was excited to see her mother, was wondering if she had other family there. Jackson was a nervous wreck. Think he was worried about his mom and the fans.

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Lucy September 26, 2019 at 2:02 pm

I saw at least one sister with her mother-she looks exactly like Nicole!

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Mimsy September 26, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Did you see Hollys family? I did see Michie ‘s parents briefly. They looked older than I expected, but raising Michie would definitely age a person!

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Marcella September 26, 2019 at 7:16 am

Nicoleโ€™s face when she won AFP was worth the whole season. Julie was right… she came out a butterfly…

Jackson… heโ€™s $500k richer and 100% more miserable. This morning, heโ€™s waking up in reality!

Lisa Marie, your BB blog is my favorite. Love your writing and love your commenters! See you all next season (or over at the Survivor blog)! Itโ€™s been a roller coaster!

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Stephanie Titus Hilton September 26, 2019 at 7:32 am

So glad this season is over and that Nicole walked away with AFP. Last night was intense and I hope that we don’t see another season like this again. I’m watching Survivor this season because my co-worker’s cousin is on the show! Can someone share Lisa’s blog for survivor with me? I want to be in on it all!

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Betty Irwin September 26, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Who is she/he? It must be nice to know someone on the show.

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Lola Stinson September 26, 2019 at 9:56 am

The BB ending was epic ! Jackson face showed it all , he got his just rewards . I think he deserved to win but he also deserved that .

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Jeanne September 26, 2019 at 10:07 am

Well thats a rap. Thank you Lisa for another amazing coverage of this very hard to watch season. On to Survivor. ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

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Jolee September 26, 2019 at 1:17 pm

๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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Betty Irwin September 26, 2019 at 10:38 am

Jackson’s nightmare is only beginning! He will be recognized practically wherever he goes and I am sure a lot of people will give him an ear full about his bullying and his verbal abuse to women. Couldn’t happen to a better person! Did the LFs show any part of the after party? I would love to hear about Jackson’s parents. I think his mom and dad joined him on stage at the end of the show last night, but they both had their backs to the camera.

Lisa you have outdone yourself again this season! Thanks for all your hard work. I enjoyed all your comments and interesting takes on the HGs. Can’t wait to read your Survivor blog!

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AmyK. September 26, 2019 at 10:38 am

Thank you, Lisa Marie – this blog is what kept me up-to-date on most of the season. I did watch the finale and completely agree with Lola – he deserved the win but he also deserves his just rewards!

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hpr56 September 26, 2019 at 11:15 am

Thank you Lisa for a great blog and the best FB page of Big Brother. It truly was an ugly season in my opinion. From day one. And not just a couple of the houseguests. The whole thing was too predictable and they were too easy to read. I am tired of the negative about the players in BB and can’t wait for it to end but I guess it will be a long way off.

Now on to Survivor. Looks like it will be a good season for that. You notice I say “looks like”. Remains to be seen. I like the cast and I love the “learning from the masters” theme.

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ginny September 26, 2019 at 11:34 am

What about Nick! I couldnt have laughed harder watching him between his two ladies at the end! He got his!
One thing i really wish they had addressed was the year when josh was abusive. They let that go!

It’s over!
Thank you Lisa as always for a great blog. Bye to my blogger friends! Be well! xx

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Jolee September 26, 2019 at 1:17 pm

๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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dwh September 26, 2019 at 12:02 pm

One of the best players ever won this year.

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Jolee September 26, 2019 at 1:17 pm

Nope!!๐Ÿ’—

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Rachel September 26, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Lisa, I thought Holly won 50 thousand and Nicole won 25. How are they coming home with the same amount of money???

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Lisa Marie Bowman September 26, 2019 at 3:40 pm

Nicole also gets a stipend for the amount of time she spent in the house, which will come to about $25,000. Oddly, since Holly came in 2nd, she just gets the prize money.

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Yvonne September 26, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Thank you Lisa for all you’ve done making this the best blog anywhere. I think watching Nicole winning AFP was the best part of the whole season.

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Lola30 September 26, 2019 at 12:50 pm

So happy that Nicole won America’s Favorite. I am so tired of seeing sleazy people like Jackson winning at the end. I did like Cliff and Tommy but the others were just not likeable. I hope BB next year goes a different route and picks people who have some redeeming qualities!! (this is the first time ever I stopped watching the show half way through the season – I just followed the blog to keep up with the nonsense). CBS you can do better!!

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Jolee September 26, 2019 at 1:16 pm

AMEN!! ๐Ÿ’—

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Joseph September 26, 2019 at 12:59 pm

I have no idea how Nicole won favorite player!!!!

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Jolee September 26, 2019 at 1:16 pm

Because we thought she deserved it!๐Ÿ’—. She got OVER a million votes! ๐Ÿ’—

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rosie s September 27, 2019 at 12:12 pm

we love Nicole and she deserved it.

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Jolee September 26, 2019 at 1:25 pm

From all of your comments, I think most of us feel the same about “winner!๐Ÿ‘Ž,”. and AFP!๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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Travel_Nurse September 26, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Thank you Lisa Marie for an outstanding review of this season of Big Brother! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜I have enjoyed reading your blog for a few years now and finally posted a few comments this season. It was great chatting with some of the other guests here as well! ๐Ÿ˜ŠHavenโ€™t watched the finale yet as I was traveling yesterday, but heard Jackson had won. ๐Ÿคจ Nice to know โ€œkarmaโ€ is kicking in for him even after winning. Guess his โ€œI want to feel the confetti on my shouldersโ€ didnโ€™t feel as good as he thought after finding out how people felt about him. I am thrilled as well that Nicole ๐Ÿ’• won Americaโ€™s Favorite Player! ๐Ÿ˜ Also happy Tommy was in the top three! ๐Ÿ˜Š Your Big Brother blog is my favorite and I will be back next time! Now on to Survivor! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Star September 27, 2019 at 12:24 am

Well, itโ€™s really over. I checked tonight and POP. No BB. lol it ended pretty much as I thot it would. I left open the possibility that Holly win P3 and til Nicole but I didnโ€™t really expect it. The two pictures Iโ€™ll always remember are Jacksonโ€™s sour โ€œ winnerโ€ face. And Nicoleโ€™s surprised and gleeful one. He couldnโ€™t even force a smile he was so into his own head snd deflated ego! He was filled with embarrassment and guilt and shame at what his folks and America thot about him. That was shown when he got so mad at Holly for yelling at him on Live TV. Anyone with an ego that sensitive has no self esteem which is why he has to win at everything. To build it up. I wouldnt want to be around much less date a man that was explosive.
Holly was Holly. She is a mess but did well to make it to second place. ALtho might not have without Jackson. She might have won!! lol
Nicole was beyond thrilled and I think in the long run will appreciate being AFP much more than taking 2nd to Jackson.
I didnโ€™t hate this season. It had problems but they all do. And no one seriously got on my last nerve. For long anyway. Iโ€™m such a huge fan that even in seasons that Iโ€™ve hated I still watch!
A lot of that is due to you, Lisa. Your reviews and insight and all the time you put into this blog and the one on FB are very appreciated. Thank you again for another season of BB and Iโ€™ll see you over at Survivor!!

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Tammy Sweetheart September 27, 2019 at 12:04 pm

So happy Jackson won! He deserved it! I was put off by the way Julie rushed the entire show, right up until she pulled out the old “race/minority” cards. She gave them plenty of time to speak about how they should have been able to stay in the house cuz they were minorities! My God, can’t even keep it out of a reality live show. That was the most disgusting part of the season!

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Ted Strutz September 27, 2019 at 3:41 pm

Thank you, Lisa for once again hosting BBB. Jackson did prevail and good for him. I would have been happy with any of the F3. I’m not a fan when CBS tries to show they have a social conscious by blindsiding the houseguests at the end with the losers. Where was that conscious when they were promoting the show as Dare to be Bad, and trying to catch the house guests having sex for all to see, promoting showmances and trying to influence the houseguests comments in the DR? I enjoyed the season and thanks.

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Jolee September 27, 2019 at 5:25 pm

I agree! ๐Ÿ’—

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Star September 26, 2019 at 11:52 pm

Thanks for posting too. ๐Ÿ˜Š youโ€™re always here even if no one else is. I had a few technical problems at the beginning and wasnโ€™t as vocal as usual but there wasnโ€™t always a lot to say. But when I did come in it was nice to always see your positive post and ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•. Donโ€™t be a stranger on FB!! Hugs to you and Jeanne!!โฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ

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Jolee September 27, 2019 at 12:44 am

Thank you Star! I have ales looked forward to your comments! I’m glad we are also Facebook friends! ๐Ÿ’—
Hugs from your twins!.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’‘

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Lucy September 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm

I saw them for like 3 seconds. The camera wasn’t on them long enough to really see them other than dad had on a cowboy hat. Wonder if they’re proud of her?

So thought the way Jackson’s head turned into a tomato he was going to have a stroke! He certainly didn’t enjoy his confetti๐Ÿ˜ˆthat was worth the price of ad mission?!

Maybe they were older parents the they had him later in life and raised the spawn? Jerk

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Star September 26, 2019 at 11:43 pm

I remember Jackson talking out by the hammock one night he was bragging about how his dad runs 5 miles a day and has for years and says he was 66 or 67 Jackson is 24. So his dad was about 45 when he was born! Could be why heโ€™s an only child!! lol I think he said his mom was a year or two younger. So he literally is his parents pride and joy!! Now that heโ€™s out in the real world thst May start to show up as a problem fir him!

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Mimsy September 27, 2019 at 12:09 am

Thanks for info! Yes, one of those would be plenty!!

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