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Big Brother 20 – Sunday Recap

Good morning! I usually get a head start on the Monday recap sometime Sunday night because Monday is a busy work day. I couldn’t do that last night because when I finished watching the episode, I sat there trying to figure out what I’d just seen. Honestly, I’m still at a loss so I’m going to wing it. I’ll just toss things in here, none of which will go together or be very relevant….sort of like Sundays show.


The last time I can remember seeing something as strange as the episode was at least 15 years ago. I was in a tiny town and was at the City Hall building. It was one of those that is used for about 5 purposes and about the size of my living room. There were two elderly men (both in their 80’s) who got in an attempted fist fight right there on the steps. I say attempted because they swung on each other, no one made contact and one fell down on his own. The entire thing was in slow motion, not because it was scary, it was ACTUALLY in slow motion. I was terrified the one who fell may have broken a hip. They both appeared to be ok after and I never knew what caused it but it was a strange sight to see.

It was a slow day in the house which isn’t surprising. We’re late in the season and we already know who’s going home. I keep seeing complaints on social media about how boring the season is now that the “fun” people have left. I guess I don’t know what people want to see because Bayleigh and Swaggy isolated themselves in the pink room for 2 weeks, barely socializing with anyone. Rockstar complained all the time about the people in L6. Fessy and Haleigh had an argument and a makeup session daily and Scottie didn’t do anything. Things changed when Kaitlyn left but hers was the only noticeable exit imo. The game has continued without them and the biggest slow down was caused by the battle back. Things also naturally slow down at this point because there’s less people in the house, no matter who those people are. There’s less activity on the feeds and the updates become shorter. It isn’t a reflection on the season, it’s just the way it is.

A few things happened earlier in the day:

  • KC announced that have nots were over for the season so everyone was happy about that news.
  • Sam said she was going to continue sleeping in the have not room. They usually close it off and they don’t have access to it but maybe they won’t because it’s Sam they’d have to deal with.
  • The feeds were down for a while so the hg’s could get video msgs from family or friends. A few people were emotional when we got the feeds back. They commented on the quality of KC’s video and were very impressed. I think KC said it was because her dad was very good at it.
  • Angela was pretty annoyed about JC spraying febreeze on her pillow. (I posted pics of it yesterday, happened the night before) He tried to deny it at first but once he couldn’t, he said she was being dramatic. Tyler keeps talking both of them down because they’re about ready to kill each other and he needs them to keep it cool for just a little longer.
  • They got the backyard opened which had to be nice but it won’t last very long.

Here’s my PSA for the day:  JC isn’t going to be evicted. It’s fine to hope for it but I don’t want you “fustrated” when it doesn’t happen so I keep trying to prepare you. NO ONE in the house and I mean, NO ONE except Angela wants JC to leave yet and she isn’t even 100%. He factors into most people’s end games and they’re playing to win, not to make us happy. Personally, after recent seasons, I’m glad we have players who want the prize more than they want instagram followers. He could leave in the double but even that is doubtful because Sam is next on the list for L6. Like Haleigh, but to a lesser degree, they don’t want Sam anywhere near finale night for fear she could win with a bitter jury. They’re smart enough to realize that JC will make people mad when they find out he sabotaged them for 2 months.

Evening feeds:

  • Angela told Hay about her pole vaulting so JC is the only one who doesn’t know. Will this help the jury see she’s actually done more than her makeup and drive a nice car all these years. Who knows?
  • Hay told Angela if Swaggy “hadn’t set the mood” in the house, she thinks they would’ve been close. (I was wrong. Yesterday, I predicted she’d blame Scottie. I never thought she’d reach way back to the beginning of the game so I missed that one)
  • The hg’s talked about how few people knew they were leaving for the summer. Tyler told his mom he was going to LA for a few months but not about the show. Brett was funny (as usual) and said when he left, some of his friends probably thought he was going to rehap.
  • Chinese takeout was delivered and everyone read fortune cookies.
  • They had another alcohol delivery too. JC was in the DR when they got it. Brett, KC and Tyler all drank a beer and split the 4th before he came out. They saved him a glass of wine but he kept asking if there had been any beer. Angela and KC were already having hoh beer upstairs so they chugged them first before heading down.
  • Brett started to worry a little and told JC that Hay was up KC and Angela’s ass. He thinks they’re fine but the paranoia is still there.
  • JC said Angela had to go and told Brett she was ungrateful for the things he’s done for their side of the house. She’s been giving him dirty looks or something too which is pissing him off.
  • JC told Tyler that Brett was 100% going to go after Angela in the double. Tyler wanted JC to clarify if that was JC’s opinion or if Brett had said it. JC told him Brett said he would do it.
  • They toasted with chili peppers and it took JC a while to get over it. Tyler said he tasted it in his nose (common) and JC said he could feel it in his ear. (maybe not so common)
  • JC said to Brett that Hay kept asking about his vote and he didn’t know what to say. They are surprised she doesn’t know what’s going on and Brett said she hadn’t talked to him about it yet.
  • Tyler told Brett he wanted to talk to him about JC. They agreed to do it later. Tyler may tell on JC or he may try to get info to use against Brett so KC and Angela will go after him.

Regarding the episode, I don’t even know what the hell I was watching last night.  It was the most disconnected show I think I’ve ever seen. I know they need content for the Sunday show but this is what they came up with? Really?

We saw a segment on Angela’s sniffer which is apparently a super power. (I did think of the febreeze on the pillow when I saw it)  They tossed in a JC hula hoop clip that seemed very out of place with a lame joke from Brett.  We heard about Angela’s childhood with gymnastics. (We already knew and the clip was old but it’s good the tv audience can see her as an actual person finally) None of it was bad but together, it made no sense.


The only part of the episode that came close to including what was going on in the game was this image. Sam is standing by herself while the rest of the house watches the activity downstairs together:

It felt like half the show was the proposal. I know it wasn’t but that’s how it seemed watching it. Maybe if the current hg’s came downstairs sooner or if Victors video was shorter, it wouldn’t have felt that way. It was like watching a reunion special of past hg’s that had nothing to do with this season or showing up to a private party that you weren’t invited to.  The people who were there was weird too. I understood the relevance of Paul and Derrick but it was like everyone else was there because they were already in town for something else.  They thought, what the hell…I’ve got time for cake before my plane leaves LA.  Normally, I’d think something like that was cool to watch but last night didn’t have that effect on me. I admit, I did feel a tad emotional seeing how in love they appear to be with each other. It was also touching to see Victor get the girl that feed watchers clearly saw he was crazy about during their season.


There were a few things that took away from Nicole and Victors moment for me though. Seeing clips from their season knowing they were carefully selected so Corey wouldn’t be in them was a bit strange. They way Nicole was glued to Corey, I’m surprised they found that many. I also wondered how many tv only viewers were confused. Were they questioning their own memories about who Nicole was with during BB18? (ok, that part was a little funny to me)  That entire situation took away from the romance and sentiment of proposing to her where they met. It’s the same house where she’s had 2, not 1 but 2 other boyfriends. I couldn’t shake that so it made the whole thing feel too forced, for me anyway. Maybe this is just me, but I also didn’t think it looked spontaneous. Nicole looked genuinely surprised to see Victor shaved and with a hair cut but the proposal didn’t seem that way.  I also didn’t think Nicole was confused walking around the empty house wondering where people were. I mean, it’s fine if it wasn’t a shock. They’ve probably talked about getting married and when he popped up on screen, maybe she kind of knew. It’s probably just the BB episode critic in me that makes me think they did several takes the way they do for the ceremonies. Maybe I’m a realist more than I’m a romantic and if so, that’s my issue, not theirs. Either way, I’m happy for them and their future. (I mean, Ubly MI, he’s gotta be madly in love!)

Corey tweeted this shortly after the episode aired:

I’m probably not going to pick on Julie’s wardrobe anymore this season (unless I’m forced to) because she’s got enough problems right now. I will comment on Nicoles blouse, flowy curtains thing. She’s a tiny girl for whatever this thing is but maybe it’s hot right now in Ubly. Don’t know, never been to Ubly…


My positive takeaway from the episode:  I loved seeing Britney!  Even tho the shade was minor, she still gave us a little in the DR towards Nicole and Victor. She was both likable and petty, just like old times.

The episode ended with Sam saying she’d rip the doors off the hinges and tear the mother f”ers up. WTH? It was funny but nothing went together last night at all! It was sooooo out of nowhere!


I was going to chime in on the news of Les Moonves leaving CBS but it will have to wait. Gotta go to work. Have a great Monday!


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  1. LO1004

    I also didn’t understand their engagement party guest list with the exception of Paul and Derrick. It was random, but I always enjoy watching a Britney DR. I don’t think Nicole was that surprised either only because they recently bought a house together and he moved to her hometown. I’m sure once Victor’s video started to play, she figured it out. It was definitely a filler episode, so I’m looking forward to watching BB Comics and to hear about what’s happening with Julie and the fate of future BBUS.

  2. Joy

    Thanks Mel great recap of a weird episode. Be safe.

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    I get how you could have felt the whole Nicole/Victor portion was forced but I would disagree people like myself who only watched the live shows but followed your spoiler blog I thought the way they cut the scenes did show their friendship well. It was clear from their season that Victor was friend zoned because of Nicole’s obsession with Corey but the thing I find so endearing and sweet was Victor was so patient in waiting for Nicole. Maybe I’m a hopeless Romantic lol but I think their whole relationship was never forced but was a typical “I married my best friend” kind of relationship.

    • Mel

      Oh I agree about the relationship. I don’t think that seems forced, I just thought the episode felt forced. Lol

    • Houseguest Doug

      First comment my Wife made when she saw Nicole get the ring was….

      1. “CUTE” Apparently this is the wrong thing to say when you get an engagement ring. So it came off like she didn’t like the ring.

      2. She didn’t react like someone who was truly surprised or excited about getting a ring. He presented it she put it on and then crickets. She was more excited about his new look than the ring. Most women stare at the ring and examine it the whole time and everything else fades into the woodwork.

      Smells like this was take #(whatever) reaction or all pre-planned. Any case if was pre-planed Nicole is a terrible actress. I assume Production need an excuse to some how get Paul on this season.

      I am over Paul. I am Paul’d out. “That is not friendship”. Anyway enough of 2 time loser Paul.

      In terms of the relationship being a staged for tv relationship (Forced) I couldn’t agree more. There is no love there like there was with Jordan & Jeff, or Rachel (I am Vegas) & Brendon, or Cody & Jessica.

      The reason why Brittany was on the show is she is paired with Janelle for the Amazing Race that will feature past players with Big Brother and Survivor. Oh and wonderful Paul was not invited to play.

      Nicole and Victor I believe are a Team on the Amazing Race. Hence the forced relationship. This was all pre planned by CBS months ago.

  4. hogwild

    Wake me when it’s time for the second eviction on Thursday even though it seems like it’s 99 percent it will be Sam.

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    Magic1993 (49 comments)

    Does Tyler want to take Brett or JC to the end? I’m betting Angela gets voted out in DE….

  6. HappyHippo

    On a side note hurricane Florence looks like it’s headed straight for Hilton Head…Tyler and Angela’s home

  7. Houseguest Doug

    The real reason why the “STAGED” Engagement happen. It was CBS’ way of wetting the appetite of this years Amazing Race Season 31.

    It feature past All-Star players from Big Brother and Survivor.

    Brittany is pared with Janelle (Hence why Brittany was on last night episode)
    Victor and Nicole are a Team (Hence the faux engagement)

    Dr. Will and Dan Levassuer have turned it down but were asked over and over by CBS.

    No Mr. Two Time LOSER Paul was not asked to be on the cast. Which is made even sadder due they asked Frankie Grande to play and he turned it down. “That is not friendship”

    Rachel (I am Vegas) will be paired with her Sister Elissa (Remember her)

    * https://www.goldderby.com/article/2018/the-amazing-race-season31-spoilers-phil-keoghan-interview/
    * https://www.realitytvworld.com/news/the-amazing-race-begins-filming-season-31-eleven-reality-clash-teams-reportedly-revealed-24095.php

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    Christmas Corey seemed a little salty about this engagement.

  9. aka beachgirl

    I had a little different feeling on last nights episode. I actually thought the part about Angela having a good smeller was fairly funny. They continued it for a while showing different times she has mentioned this. Nicole and Victor I think are absolutely darling. Yes Nicole has a horrible voice but that’s really not something one can control, at least I don’t think so, so I like her anyway. She’s cute, she’s funny, she’s upbeat, what’s not to like – for me anyway? The engagement, yes I don’t think she was totally surprised by it but I enjoyed seeing it. And as long as they don’t care that she had two other boyfriends in the house, why should we? I think their love is true. I think they are very happy together. At least that’s what I want to believe, and so I shall. Sam’s DR at the end of the show, I guess I took it for amusement value. I don’t think she is serious with all of her curb stomping, etc. She has a role to play and she’s playing it. I still like her. Do I think she should win? Probably not. But if she does – oh well. I have enjoyed the season very much. If they are to end Big brother I will be very disappointed. It is my summer time obsession.

    • LO1004

      I’m going to have to admit that I 100% relate to Angela with her heightened sense of smell. I’ve never met anyone as sensitive to smell as me, so it’s nice to know there are others out there. I’ve been wearing the same perfume for years because most others give me headaches. All of my candles, air freshners, etc have a super mild smell. I won’t eat things if they smell just a little off, and I’m always saying “do you smell that”? And I’m usually met with a “no”. Needless to say, I enjoyed that segment and got a giggle out of it.

    • Helen

      I don’t see Big Brother ending….I have to agree with Evel Dick on this..even if Julie Chen decided to leave and CBS dropped the show,Another network would grab it up…

  10. HappyHippo

    I have a soft spot for Nicole so seeing the engagement was cute. I think they had talked about getting married but I do think the proposal was a surprise. She’s always been real nervous acting on camera so I think that’s why she didn’t focus on the ring right away and Vic shaving and cutting everything even surprised me…he’s had that hair forever it seems. The show itself was all over the place and it did remind me of the memory episodes. I definitely did not need to hear friendship ever again! Thanks as always for the update Mel, I usually just nod in agreement the whole time I read it and even giggle sometimes. Bring on the DE and hell give it to Sam or JC just to spice things up lol
    I still love Tyler but also really want to see Brett do well…

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  12. Jannie

    On the season premiere of “The Talk” today, Sharon Osbourne announced that Julie will be “taking some time off to be with her family.”
    Makes me wonder if we’ll see her on Thursday..
    What a sad situation all around. I do think Moonves has to be held accountable for his actions even though, it seems, they all took place before he married Julie. He’s an old guy who should just take his money and disappear. If BB gets a new host, I will be fine. I just want the show to continue!

  13. AIO_7

    When she was young someone should have insisted that she keep her fingers out of her mouth.


  14. Shivani33

    I remain content with Angela, Kaycee and Tyler. Any of them winning would be hunky-dory enough. Haleigh is already in the past tense. Her mouth just hasn’t caught up with her demotion, until Thursday. Because of her consistently positive and amusing edit, especially as the last Foutte standing, it wouldn’t surprise me if she received AFP. At least this young lady has played the game, unlike a couple of the circus acts on board for BB20.

    To be fair to Sam, she had no idea what she was signing up for when she joined the cast. She was a recruit without a clue, who watched a few You tube compilations after the fact and wanted an adventure away from her big breakup with her boyfriend with kids. From what she has said, she cheated on him, and he didn’t see fit to continue their 5 year relationship. Obviously BB was not the panacea or the pablum for finding a new identity, either as single and available or as single and unavailable – even to herself. I still like her as a colorful character, not as a gamer. I do not take her curbstomping talk seriously but do find it unattractive, very unsexy. That seems to be how she sees herself, as unattractive and unsexy. A bad breakup will do that to some people. I wish her well but have had more than enough of her mucking up BB with her identity crisis. She can ditch the young old lady act.

    Sincerely, I don’t think that JC ever ought to have been cast. JMO that he takes his creepiness with him wherever he goes. Brett jokes about being a cockroach but what I see is an expired fratboy. He is like a Pillsbury Doughboy topped with hairspray. JC is the number one cockroach, frankly vile and repugnant, emotionally impotent, seemingly convinced that he’s smarter than he really is. I would rather read about him in a Marcel Proust novel than see his jiggly gigilo ass on Big Brother. I don’t give a rat’s hind end about his sexual preferences. He is aggressive, bitter, minimally clever and can go-go dance his way right back to West Hollywood.

    Kaycee, so far, has lacked any surprises. She is an admirable, steady and sturdy foot soldier. The biggest amazing thing about her as a gamer is that she finished that comic comp in stunning record time. I very much hope that it will be featured and emphasized on the BB regular show. Her completion time of that comp is one for the records. But she appears, so far, to be playing for second or third place. This isn’t a team sport. Where is her fire? I’m looking forward to some surprises, for the ordinary to be extraordinary. I like Kaycee very much, but love Angela. She has fire. She is fine, fine furniture. If she distracts Tyler from the win, the po’ guy might lose the woman, too. It is a delicate balance. Does Tyler have the balls of fire? Will he own his moves? Does he have any “FU” power on tap? Or is he just a little too much of a “smoke gets in your eyes” airhead? We’ll see.

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