Big Brother 24 — About Tonight

by Lisa Marie Bowman on July 14, 2022

Well, that was chaotic.

Tonight was supposed to be the first live eviction episode of Big Brother 24.  However, after three days straight of not sleeping and talking about how she felt like she was living in a simulation, Paloma self-evicted.  Because the feeds have been down since last night, we didn’t get to see everything that led up to Paloma leaving but here’s the rumor that I’m seeing online:

Last night, Paloma was called to the Diary Room for a psychological evaluation.  The show’s psychological staff told Paloma that she needed to leave the show for her mental health.  The show’s producers, however, tried to convince Paloma to stay because they didn’t want to have to rethink their big Backstage Twist.  Paloma decided that her mental health was more important and she self-evicted.

As Julie Chen Moonves put it during the live show, this changed everything.

Originally, the plan was for the Housguests to vote for either Taylor or Terrence to be evicted.  (It would have been Taylor and the vote probably would have been unanimous.)  Then Pooch, as Backstage Boss, would have to choose between Alyssa and Paloma and whoever he picked would then have to do a backyard competition with Taylor.  Whoever won the comp would get to stay in the house.  (America voted to give Brittany safety.)  After that, Julie would have announced another new twist, which is rumored to involve forcing the houseguests to play in pairs.

Instead, since Paloma left, the backstage twist ended with her.  And the vote was canceled so neither Taylor nor Terrence was evicted.  (Daniel basically nominated and alienated three people for nothing.)  The debut of the other new twist was moved back to next Thursday.  The Battle Back competition became the first part of the HoH comp.

In the first part of the HoH comp, two players faced off at a time and raced through an obstacle course.  The first person who made it to the end without putting their foot on the ground and who hit the buzzer moved on to the second part of the comp.  It went something like this:

Michael defeated Pooch.

Taylor defeated Alyssa.

Joseph defeated Indy.

Ameerah defeated Brittany.

Jasmine “defeated” Terrence.  Here’s the thing with that race — I’m pretty sure that Jasmine touched the ground.  At one point, she slipped and it appeared that her foot touched the ground and that she should have sent her back to the beginning of the course.  But Julie didn’t say anything and Jasmine kept going to the finish line.  After Jasmine rang the buzzer, she dramatically collapsed to the ground.  Maybe she pulled a Christmas and sprained her ankle, I don’t know.  Regardless, Jasmine advanced.

Kyle defeated Turner.

Monte defeated Nicole.

The feeds are still down and I imagine they will be for the rest of the night.  Presumably, when they come back, the new HoH will be either Michael, Taylor, Joseph, Ameerah, Jasmine, Kyle, or Monte.  Though Paloma is gone, I still think Taylor’s going to remain the House’s target unless she wins this HoH.

We’ll see what happens!

Lisa Marie

Vicki Finton July 15, 2022 at 1:46 am

I hope Taylor is HOH though I hope she’s done playing pageant winner.

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Lisa Gibbs July 16, 2022 at 5:21 pm

I think I’m through with Big Brother. I’ve always liked the show but since the pandemic it’s not the same, too PC. Last season was predictable since the whole Black Lives Matter , and now the Mental Health awareness with Paloma. I don’t mean to be insensitive in any way but I miss the game. Little by little it’s too sugary & fake. They used to be able to drink, smoke, say whatever and play the game. Too many tears & kumbaya now. Oh well. That’s just me. Enjoy & thanks Lisa, for all the blogs & updates these last few years.

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