Big Brother 23 — Veto Meeting Results

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 6, 2021

Today was the veto meeting. Alyssa was clearly planning on using the veto to take herself off the block, meaning that the Cookout would then expect Tiffany to nominate Claire as a replacement.

Tiffany doesn’t want to lose Claire so she came up with a plan this morning. She tried to convince Alyssa to use the veto on Xavier! Tiffany tried to convince Alyssa that, if she used the veto on Xavier, Alyssa would be some sort of hero in the House and that everyone would want to work with her. Of course, Tiffany’s real plan was for Alyssa to stay on the block and get voted out on Thursday.

Alyssa didn’t go for that plan, of course. And Xavier is furious about it because, to him, it shows that Tiffany is more interested in playing for herself than for playing for the Cookout. Of course, the same could be said about Xavier but Xavier will never win points for self-awareness.

Anyway, at the veto meeting, Alyssa used the veto on herself and Tiffany nominated Claire as a replacement. Tiffany is now going to lose her biggest ally in the House. If she had nominated either Derek F. or Kyland, the women would have a majority in the House after the eviction vote and, even if he did say, Xavier would be weakened. Instead, Tiffany is basically setting herself up to be voted out as soon as one of the men wins HoH.

The thing is, I think everyone in the House realizes that it would be foolish to go to the final two with Xavier. And this vote would be a perfect opportunity to get rid of him. But the men aren’t going to vote to evict Xavier because they want him to take out TIffany. And even if Azah and Hannah voted to evict Xavier, they would still have to convince Alyssa to vote with them and there’s not much chance of that happening.

So, as of right now, it looks like Claire will be going to jury on Thursday, the first victim of the double eviction.

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Big Brother 23 — Week 9 Veto Update

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 5, 2021

Hi, everyone!

Sorry for the late update! I hope everyone’s having a good holiday weekend.

It briefly looked like things might get interesting yesterday when Alyssa won the veto. Xavier and Derek F. had been talking about throwing the veto comp and making sure that Alyssa won so that Tiffany would be forced to put Claire on the block. I’m not sure if Xavier went through with his plan or if Alyssa legitimately won that veto but the important thing is that Alyssa won it.

Alyssa now has the veto and she’s going to use it on herself. Last week, Tiffany was talking about how she doesn’t trust Xavier and it would make more sense to either blindside him or put up on one of his allies like Derek F. than to go after Claire. So, I thought that might happen this week.

Well, it’s not. Shortly after the veto comp, Tiffany had one of her private conversations with the cameras in which she explained that she hated to put Claire up but that’s what she was going to have to do. So, Claire is going up and will probably go home on Thursday and, unless Alyssa wins HoH or the veto during the double eviction, Alyssa will probably follow her out the door.

The Cookout is still extremely paranoid about having their alliance revealed because they think there’s a chance a juror will return to the House. So, they’ve all been working on Alyssa and trying to convince Alyssa that Claire would be the smart replacement nominee. (The fear is that Alyssa will realize there’s an alliance if Tiffany, out-of-nowhere, uses her closest alley as a replacement.) Xavier and Hannah have both been laying it on thick, telling Alyssa what a threat Claire is. I think they’re almost hoping that they’ll be able to convince Alyssa to go upstairs and beg Tiffany to target Claire. Alyssa’s not quite that dumb, though. She definitely seems to realize that there’s an alliance, even if she doesn’t realize that Xavier’s the one in charge of it.

The veto meeting is tomorrow!

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Big Brother 23 — Week 9 Nominations

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 3, 2021

Hey, everyone.

Just a quick update that will come as a surprise to no one.

Today, Tiffany nominated Alyssa and Xavier for eviction. Alyssa is the target. Big surprise, I know. If Alyssa wins the veto and takes herself off, Claire goes up as a replacement. If Claire wins the veto and takes Alyssa off the block, Tiffany has told the women that she’ll probably nominate Derek as the replacement.

Xavier no longer trusts Tiffany and thinks that Tiffany is going to try to start an all-women’s alliance. He’s worried that she’s going to bring Claire into the alliance so, earlier today, he and Derek discusses maybe throwing the veto so that Alyssa wins it. Their plan is to force Tiffany to prove her loyalty to the Cookout by nominating Claire. They also want Tiffany to be responsible for evicting Claire so Tiffany will lose Claire’s jury vote if Tiffany makes it to the final two.

Will it actually happen? Probably not, Alyssa, to be honest, is so bad at comps that I don’t think it’s possible to throw her a win. And, as annoyed as the Cookout Women are with the Cookout Men, I think the entire alliance is going to stick together until the Top 6. At this point, it’s a little bit late to suddenly go for a change of plans. I imagine everyone will stick to the original plan, which is get Alyssa out this week and then Claire next.

The veto comp is tomorrow!

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Big Brother 23 — About Tonight

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 2, 2021

(SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY)

So, there really weren’t any big surprises tonight. In fact, this was one of the rare live episodes where Julie didn’t even try to convince us to expect the unexpected. Everyone knew that Sarah Beth was going to be evicted and that’s what happened, by a vote of 5-1. Tiffany did vote to keep Sarah Beth after Sarah Beth spent a long time talking to her earlier today but it doesn’t appear that Tiffany tried to get anyone else to join her in voting to keep SB.

The HoH comp was the endurance comp where the Houseguests had to hang on to a rope and the last one still suspended above the backyard won the right to be head of household. Though Claire competed, she was not eligible to win because she was this week’s HoH. Instead, she just held on long enough to prevent herself from being a Have-Not and then she threw the comp by falling off.

Alyssa desperately needed to win the comp but she was the second person to fall off. Alyssa lasted for maybe ten minutes, which is weird because this is a comp that she actually should have had a good chance of winning. Instead, Alyssa barely lasted longer than Big D.

The HoH comp lasted for about 30 minutes and it was eventually won by Tiffany. That means that Tiffany has now won two back-to-back HoH comps. And while Tiffany and all the other members of the Cookout are annoyed with Kyland right now, it appears that they’re not deviating from their plan. As of right now, it appears that Alyssa will be the target. She’ll probably go up with Xavier, so that Tiffany can claim that she’s just trying to break up a duo. If the veto is used, Clarie will be the replacement nominee. If Claire wins the veto and takes someone down, only then will Kyland presumably go up.

Nominations are tomorrow!

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Big Brother 23 — Time To Open Up The Diary Room For Week 8

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 1, 2021

Hi, everyone!

So, this week has really been a snoozefest, even with the coin of destiny in play. Due to Hannah using the veto, Xavier is off the block and that leaves us with only two nominees to select from.

So, who do you vote to evict this week?

Do you vote for

KYLAND, the mastermind who pretends to be a space cadet

or

SARAH BETH, the space cadet who pretends to be a mastermind?

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

Happy voting!

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Big Brother 23 — Veto Meeting Update For Week 8

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 30, 2021

Earlier today, the veto meeting was held. Hannah, having won the veto, chose to use to the veto to take Xavier off of the block. Since Xavier was only on the block due to a punishment he received during last week’s veto challenge, no replacement nominee was selected. Kyland and Sarah Beth are still on the block and Sarah Beth is still the target. With the Cookout firmly holding a majority and Alyssa as the only non-Cookout member who gets to vote this week, Sarah Beth basically has no chance of staying.

(It also means that all of the twists and little punishments this season have not changed the game one bit.)

So now, the question is who goes next week. Obviously, the target will either by Alyssa or Claire, seeing as how they’re going to be the last two non-Cookout houseguests. (Because of the Coin of Destiny and the new HoH twist, Claire is not eligible to compete for HoH next week. Alyssa is but, even if she wins, she’ll just do what Xavier tells her to do and she’ll end up nominating Claire.) Derek F. says that he’s willing to toss both of them on the block at the same time if he wins HoH (but Derek also says that he might throw the competition, just like he usually does). Kyland thinks that it makes more sense to nominate another cookout member as a pawn, just in case the veto gets used.

Kyland and Xavier are currently pretty angry with eachother. Kyland is upset that Xavier was taken off the block, instead of him. Meanwhile, Xavier is angry that Kyland is angry. It all comes down to the fact that both of them want to be the leader of the Cookout and neither one totally trusts the other. I’m sure some of the trouble comes from the fact that Xavier has spent a lot of time complaining about Kyland being too close to Sarah Beth while ignoring the fact that Xaver is pretty close to Alyssa.

My personal hope, right now, is that the Hannah and Azah will finally start to make some big moves and basically, blindside every other member of the Cookout.

We’ll see what happens. As of right now, though, be prepared to say goodbye to Sarah Beth on Thursday.

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Big Brother 23 — Week 8 Veto Update

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 29, 2021

Hi, everyone!

So, here’s just a quick update as to what’s happening in the House. Yesterday, they played for the veto and Hannah finally won something! Hannah is now the veto holder and, as a result, she has a big decision to make. Does she keep the nominations the same or does she use the veto on Xavier?

Why is this a big decision? Basically, it comes down to the fact that the rest of the Cookout doesn’t really trust Kyland and Kyland isn’t quite sure that he trusts the rest of the Cookout. Hannah knows that if she used the veto on Xavier, Kyland will resent the fact that she didn’t use it on him and that he might start thinking that he’s on the outside of his alliance. Kyland does have a habit of overanalyzing things.

However, the Cookout is not totally sure that Kyland won’t go against them and vote to keep Sarah Beth. So, they want to keep him on the block so that there won’t be any risk of their plan getting messed up. They’re also know that Claire is the new HoH, having won the Coin of Destiny. If there was somehow a tie vote, it would be up to Claire to decide who to send home and Hannah says that she’s worried that she would pick Xavier.

The thing is — considering who is voting and who is allied with who, I really don’t see any way that this week’s vote could end in a tie. I think Hannah just wants to save Xavier and she’s overthinking ways to justify it so no one figures out that she’s in an alliance with Xavier. But again, that makes no sense because there’s only three people left in the House who aren’t in the main alliance so, even if they did find out about it, there’s nothing they could really do about it.

Anyway, my guess is that Hannah will use the veto on Xavier and Sarah Beth will be voted out on Thursday.

The veto meting is tomorrow!

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Hi, everyone. The feeds were down for the majority of today but here’s what I can tell you:

As expected, Tiffany nominated Sarah Beth and Kyland for eviction. Tiffany told Sarah Beth that Kyland is the target, which is a lie. Sarah Beth is totally the target. Xavier is the third nominee, not that it’s going to really make any difference.

In the High Rollers Room, someone did win the coin of destiny and they used its power to dethrone Tiffany. So, Tiffany is no longer HoH but this also means that, on Thursday, she can play to become the new HoH. So, who is the new HoH? Apparently, that’s a secret, though everyone suspects that it’s Claire. The new HoH apparently had the opportunity to change the nominations but decided not to. So, since the nominations didn’t change, Tiffany will still be playing in the veto and I assume that she’ll still be in charge of picking replacement nominees. Since Claire presumably won HoH, she would have immunity from being selected, which means that Alyssa would probably go up.

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again in the future but I hate twists like this. The Coin of Destiny is way too powerful and the feeds were down nearly all day today because this stupid High Rollers Room comp. And then, whoever did win the Coin didn’t even really use it. Why would you waste an opportunity like that? I guess if there’s anything good about all of this, it’s that the High Rollers Room is now closed.

Veto comp is tomorrow!

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Big Brother 23 — About Tonight

by Lisa Marie Bowman on August 26, 2021

(SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN TONIGHT’S EVICTION EPISODE OF BIG BROTHER)

It was a bit of a depressing episode tonight. Derek X campaigned harder than just about anyone I’ve seen in recent years. He made a good case to Tiffany, Azah, and Hannah for keeping him. Tiffany spent all week saying that she wanted to keep him. Xavier, who was the main force behind the “Evict Derek X” movement, spent 24 hours in solitary confinement, due to one of the punishments he received during the veto comp. Without Xavier around, Tiffany could have changed the plans and flipped the House.

Instead, expect the expected! Derek X was voted out, by a vote of 5-2. Hannah and Kyland gave him sympathy votes. Everyone else voted to evict. Xavier was allowed to leave solitary confinement to vote and he took forever to reach the diary room. Even with Julie practically begging him to get to the diary room, Xavier took his time. It was supposed to be funny but Xavier’s sense of humor isn’t really his strong suit. Even more importantly, the fact that Derek X was voted out despite almost everyone privately admitting it was a mistake shows that these houseguests aren’t going to provide much suspense when it comes to voting.

So, Derek X is gone and Xavier is one step closer to winning the money. For her part, Tiffany won the HoH, so she is safe this week. Of course, she was going to be safe this week anyways. She seems to be learning towards nominating Sarah Beth and Kyland, with Sarah Beth as the target and Kyland as the pawn. Kyland has said that he’s okay with this. It’ll allow him to get Sarah Beth out of the House without having to actually betray her and potentially lose her vote if he makes it to the final two.

Regardless, Xavier will be going up as a third nominee as a result of his veto comp punishments. Tiffany’s been hinting that she wants Xavier out but, again, she’s not going to make a move until they reach the final 6. That’s a huge risk to take but the Cookout is determined to stick together until they’re the only ones left in the House and if they wouldn’t break up to save Derek X, they’re not going to do it to save Alyssa, Claire, and Sarah Beth.

Nominations are tomorrow, as is the final High Rollers Room.

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Well, it’s that time again.

Tomorrow, the jury will get a new member. It’ll be either Claire or Derek X. So, that means that it’s time for you to cast your vote and let us know who you want to see evicted! I imagine it will be a close vote. According to most online polls, Claire and Derek X are currently the two most popular people in the house!

So, how do you vote?

Do you cast your vote for

DEREK X

or

CLAIRE?

Personally, I vote for Derek X because I think Claire still has a lot of fight in her. But I’m only one vote. Cast your vote in the poll over on the right side of the page or in the comments! And then be sure to watch on Thursday to see who the newest member of the jury will be!

Happy voting

Lisa Marie

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