Big Brother 23 — About Tonight

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 23, 2021

(SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THURSDAY’S EPISODE)

Tonight’s episode of Big Brother was …. well, it’s been over an hour and I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about it.

First off, let’s get the important stuff out of the way.

Xavier did not use the veto, as we all knew he wouldn’t.

Derek F. cast his vote to evict and he voted for Kyland.

Kyland was totally blindsided. Kyland stood up, accepted his hugs from Xavier, Derek, and Azah and then….

He refused to leave.

He stood there in front of the door and he demanded that Xavier explain why he had lied to him. Xavier said that it was just the game. Kyland pointed out that he saved Xavier when he was on the block. Xavier repeated that Kyland would understand it all after the game ended.

And Kyland still did not leave.

Instead, he asked Xavier if this was what he wanted to teach Kobe.

Now, for those of you who might not know, Kobe is Xavier’s nephew. Xavier’s brother died earlier in the year and Xavier is planning on raising Kobe. Kyland basically accused Xavier of not being a good role model.

“Say my nephew’s name again,” Xavier said, as Derek F. stood beside him.

“He needs a man to look up to,” Kyland replied.

Meanwhile, in the studio, Julie said that it was time for Kyland to leave. After what felt like an eternity of glaring Kyland finally did leave. He seemed oddly cheerful outside of the house, telling Julie that he really hoped he would be invited back for an all-stars seasons which …. I don’t think it’s going to happen after that. Big Brother’s producers don’t want to get sued because a brawl broke out in the house and someone got inured.

Now, for the record, this is not the first time that there was nearly a fight after an eviction. On Over The Top, Cornbread cussed everyone out when he was evicted. On All-Stars, Howie actually tried to hit Mike Boogie but stopped himself at the last minute and instead just grabbed Mike’s hat. So, this is not the first time this has happened. Still, after a boring week of Derek F. and Azah trying to delude themselves into thinking that either one of them have a chance to beat Xavier, Kyland’s reaction did provide a moment of excitement.

When it happened, my first reaction was that Kyland was being honest in his reaction and at least it was unexpected. At the exact moment, I actually appreciated Kyland for not being fake about it. Instead of pretending to smile and hugging everyone, he went with his first reaction and demanded some answers. But now, nearly 90 minutes later, my feelings are more mixed and I kind of wish that I hadn’t witnessed all of that. Bringing up Xavier’s nephew was not a classy move and I say this as someone who doesn’t particularly like Xavier. If Kyland had called Xavier out for being a liar, that would have been one thing because there really was no reason to keep Kyland in the dark. At that point, with only four people in the House, Kyland had every right to be upset over being lied to. But making it about family …. yeah, that was a step too far. Kyland should have left Kobe out of it.

But regardless of how any of us feel about how exited the House, Kyland is now heading to the jury and our final three is made up of Xavier, Derek, and Azah. The show ends on Wednesday and, as of right now, Xavier seems almost unstoppable (though I doubt he’ll be getting Kyland’s vote.)

Lisa Marie

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Big Brother 23 — Time To Open Up The Diary Room

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 22, 2021

Oh, hey, I guess it’s that time again!

It’s time open up the diary room and allow you to cast your vote for who you want to see go this week!

Because there’s only 4 players left and the veto ceremony has yet to take place, that means that there are 3 possibilities. HoH Xavier is safe but, depending on what he does with the veto, either Kyland, Azah, or Derek F. could leave on Thursday!

So, who you want to see go?

KYLAND, the long-winded strategist

AZAH, who has laid low for the entire season

or

DEREK F, who always wakes up in time to cast his evote?

Let us know by voting over in the poll on the right side of the page or in the comments below! And then be sure to watch on Thursday to find out who will be the newest juror and also which houseguests will join Xavier in the final three!

Happy voting,

Lisa Marie

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Big Brother 23 — My Mistake

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 20, 2021

So, I have to admit that I made a mistake.

I was under the impression that the veto meeting was today but I forgot how things work during the final week of Big Brother. The veto meeting will be Thursday, during the live show. Xavier will announce whether or not he’s going to take either Azah or Kyland off the block and then, whoever is not nominated or HoH, will cast the only vote.

As of right now, it still looks like Xavier is going to keep the nominations the same. He’s expecting Derek F. to then vote out Kyland. I imagine that is what will happen but you never know. Derek F. has been in a really bad mood today, mostly because he thinks that the other three are unfairly discounting him as a potential winner. He’s spent most of today arguing with Azah about whether or not Derek actually did anything in the House. Derek keeps insisting that he was one of the most important members of the Cookout. Azah keeps suggesting that the Cookout carried Derek to the final three.

Though she’s right, it’s still a strange strategy for Azah to take. Why upset the one person who is going to decide your fate in the game? Xavier, for his part, wants Kyland gone and I imagine that, if he feels Derek can’t be trusted, Xavier will take Azah off the block and then let her cast the eviction vote for Kyland. But then again, if Azah’s angry enough at Derek, anything’s possible.

Basically, Xavier is now having to trust that the other houseguest will continue to do what he wants, despite the fact that he really doesn’t have any power. One thing that Xavier does have going in his favor is that neither Derek nor Azah like Kyland and Kyland hasn’t done much to win either of them over this week. So, in the end, I guess it’s just going to come down to who is more annoyed at who on Thursday night.

We’ll see!

Lisa Marie

P.S. Survivor returns on Wednesday! Yay!

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Big Brother 23 — Week 12 Veto Notes

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 19, 2021

Hi, everyone!

Yesterday, the houseguests competed for the veto and Xavier won it. Xavier is already HoH and he’s already nominated Azah and Kyland for eviction. He’s not going to use the veto so either Azah or Kyland will be leaving this week. The only person voting will be Derek F. So, Derek F. is guaranteed to make the final three, despite having done nothing this season.

Originally, I thought Xavier’s target was Azah but apparently, he now wants Derek F. to vote out Kyland. I think that Xavier has figured out that Kyland is the only remaining houseguest who could possibly beat him in a final two situation. He would rather take either Derek F. or Azah to the finale because neither one of them has really done anything in the House.

The only question right now is whether or not Derek F. is going to follow Xavier’s directions. Personally, I imagine he will. Derek F. may talk a big game but he’s never really shown himself to have the guts go against Xaver. Come Thursday night, our final three will probably be Xavier, Derek F., and Azah. I imagine that, if he does win the final HoH comp, Xavier will probably take Derek F. to the final two over Azah.

We’ll find out soon!

Lisa Marie

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Big Brother 23 — Week 12 HoH And Nominations

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 17, 2021

Well, Azah really screwed up.

Last night, she had an opportunity to either get Xavier out of the House or at least weaken him by getting rid of one of his allies. Instead, she put Hannah up on the block and, when Hannah failed to win the veto, Hannah went home. Only after Hannah left did Azah apparently figure out that the guys all have an alliance.

After Hannah left, the HGs competed for HoH. The competition was won by Xavier and he went on to nominate Azah and Kyland for eviction.

So, here’s what’s going to happen. Only one person can vote this week. That vote will be cast by whoever is not nominated. Right now, that would be Derek F. If Azah or Kyland wins the veto and uses it, Derek F. will automatically become the replacement nominee and the veto holder will have all the power.

So, basically right now, only Xavier is safe. Everyone else is a potential nominee until after the veto comp. If Azah wants to make it to the final three, she has to win this veto. Otherwise, it’ll be Derek, Kyland, and Xavier battling it out to become the final HoH and chose someone to take with him to the final two.

The veto comp is tomorrow! We’ll see what happens.

Lisa Marie

P.S. No show on Sunday because of the Emmys!

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Big Brother 23 — About Tonight’s Double Eviction

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 16, 2021

Hi! As I’m writing this, I know the show just started on the West Coast so, if you haven’t seen it all yet, consider this to be your SPOILER WARNING! Read no further if you don’t want to know who was sent out of the House tonight.

Now, with that out of the way …. what happened!?

Seriously, we all knew that Tiffany would be voted out first. She was the target. She was a bigger threat to win the game than Hannah. She’s made it clear that she wants a woman to win and the majority of the people voting were men. The only surprising thing about the vote was that Azah joined Derek F. and Xavier in voting for her. In retrospect, Azah’s vote should have clued us in that she wasn’t as focused on a woman winning as Tiffany and Hannah were.

I was excited when Azah defeated Xavier to win the second HoH. “Finally,” I said, “things are going to get interesting!”

So, what does Azah do?

She nominates Xavier. Good, great. Then she nominates Hannah!

WHY!? Why would she do that if her target was Xavier? There was no way that either Derek F. or Kyland was going to vote to evict Xavier. Azah explained that she had a deal with Kyland not to nominate him and she couldn’t nominate Derek F. because they were both Jokers! Remember the Jokers? That was the twist that ended after the fourth week of the game?

So, Hannah’s only hope was to win veto. Which, she didn’t. The veto was won by Kyland, who used it on Xavier because they had an old deal. Derek F. was the default replacement. Xavier and Kyland voted to evict Hannah and that was that.

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, AZAH!?

Azah cannot compete for HoH and all three of the guys are going to target her. So, basically, I’m just going to congratulate either Xavier or Kyland on winning Big Brother 23 right now.

Oh well! Tomorrow, there will be a special Friday episode. I think it’s just going to be the flashback episode. After that, in just a week and a half, a new winner will be determined.

We’ll see what happens, I guess.

Lisa Marie

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Well, Big Brother only has two more weeks to go. This week, we’ll be losing two more houseguests and then final four will be battling it out to see who makes it to the finale.

So, with that in mind, it’s time open the diary room and ask who you vote to evict this week!

Do you vote for

TIFFANY, the master planner who helped to bring the Cookout to the final six

or

HANNAH, who has often flown under the radar but won when she needed to?

Let us know in the poll over on the right side of the page or in the comments below! Tomorrow’s double eviction episode will be two hours long! (Technically, one houseguest was already evicted today, which is why the feeds have been down all day and will be down until after Thursday’s west coast showing. Another will be evicted live tomorrow night.)

Happy voting,

Lisa Marie

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Big Brother 23 — Week 10 Veto Meeting

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 13, 2021

No surprises to report tonight.

The veto meeting was held today.

Kyland did not use the veto. I don’t think anyone was expecting him to so, as I said, no surprises. Tiffany remains the target. At this point, she might get Azah’s vote to stay but Xavier and Derek F. are both planning on voting to evict her so Tiffany’s days are numbered.

None of the Houseguests appear to suspect that there’s going to be a double eviction this week. Who will be following Tiffany out the door? It depends on who wins HoH. It looks like the season really is going to come down to Men vs. Women and, as soon as Tiffany goes, the women are going to be outnumbered. On the plus side, for the women, only Xavier and Derek F. are going to be able to compete for HoH and, given Derek F.’s history with comps, it’s probable that only Xavier is a threat to win. If Azah or Hannah wins HoH and nominates Xavier, they could get rid of the biggest threat in the game. If, for some reason, Azah and Hannah don’t get rid of Xavier when they have the opportunity then they might as well just give him the money and declare him to be the winner. I don’t see anyone beating him in a final two situation.

We’ll see what happens! As of right now, though, Tiffany is on her way out.

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Big Brother 23 — Week 10 Veto Comp Results

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 12, 2021

Well, it had to happen.

We’ve reached that point in the game, the point where strategizing and campaigning no longer matters (not that campaigning ever really mattered this season). Now, it pretty much comes down to who wins the comps. For instance, on Thursday night, Kyland won the HoH comp. Tiffany and Hannah ended up on the block. If Tiffany or Hannah had won HoH, Kyland would probably be the one on the block. Instead, Kyland pulled out a win when he needed it and, as a result, he’s one step closer to the final two.

Tiffany is the target and Xavier, Derek F., and Azah all want her gone (though Azah has said that she might throw Tiffany a sympathy vote, just so its not a unanimous eviction). Tiffany, in other words, had to win the veto if she wanted to continue on in the game.

Well, she didn’t.

Yesterday, the veto was won by Kyland. Kyland has all of the power this week. Kyland wants Tiffany gone and so Tiffany will probably be leaving on Thursday. Since it’s a double eviction, someone else will be leaving right behind her.

For the record, Tiffany has said that she’s not just going to accept her fate. She is going to campaign and she’s is going to try to convince Kyland to use the veto on her. I don’t see it working though but we’ll find out for sure tomorrow!

Until then,

Lisa Marie

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Big Brother 23 — Week 10 Nominations

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 10, 2021

Hi, everyone!

Just a quick update. After last night’s double eviction, Kyland won the HoH comp. The comp was not on the feeds so I don’t know much about it but the important thing is that Kyland is now HoH. That’s good news for Xavier and Derek F. but bad news for three women.

Kyland has been handling his second HoH in much the same fashion as his first — he’s been doing a lot of talking. That said, for all the time he spent talking about all of the options, it was pretty much clear from the start that Kyland was going to nominate Hannah and Tiffany for eviction. Tiffany, after all, sent Sarah Beth out of the House and Hannah nominated Kyland during the double.

So, Hannah and Tiffany are now on the block. Tiffany is the target so if she doesn’t win the veto, she’s probably going to be the first person to leave during next week’s double eviction.

The veto comp is tomorrow!

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