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Big Brother 21 – Tuesday Recap for 9/10/19



Good morning. The activity in the house started earlier than usual today because the houseguests are already up. They’d planned to be up early and have a remembrance for 9/11. They’re talking about their experiences and the lasting effects that came after. We all have them in one form or another and there’s much I could get into but I won’t. My community sits beside a military base and most of our community as far as family, jobs, etc. is centered around it. 9/11 touches everyone and you certainly don’t have to live where I do to feel it. You don’t  have to have lost a relative on 9/11 to feel it. There will be a lot going on today where I live so I suppose I’m just saying, I’m going to focus on this for now and keep everything else for later and for myself.

This is what the houseguests made last night:


Ok, it feels unnatural to try to switch gears from 9/11 to Big Brother but it’s what I’m here to do. Yesterday was a very light and easy day for the hgs. I know a lot of feed watchers were annoyed by having to watch and egg hunt but it’s better than backgammon, isn’t it?  If we think we’re bored, how do you think they feel?  When things are boring, I can turn off the feeds, go for a walk, read a book, clean my house, go to work, etc. I’m not going to begrudge them trying to find something to kill the time they have left. (If they were smarter, they’d use the time trying to stay in the house but I still say, at least it’s not backgammon)

  • The day began with shower stool jokes. Jackson asked Nicole why she took it out of the shower. She said she had no use for it.
  • BB gave them some Origami crafts to do. They’ve been hoping for the family videos lately and Cliff said, now they’ll get a Martha Stewart tutorial video on how to make an Origami house. Jackson was having a lot of difficulties even with instructions and Nicole was trying to help him.
  • They finally got around to hiding the eggs Beth cooked yesterday after they dyed them. Jackson said he’d never dyed eggs before and Nicole said she still did every year. (So do I and don’t care who knows it)
  • This was Beths idea yesterday to keep Tommy from having time to talk game with Cliff and Nicole. They planned for a 5:30 start time. Jackson went to the hoh room to tell Beth everyone was waiting on her and they almost had an arguement. She said he shouldn’t come up and tell her everyone is waiting on her. She said she wanted to shower, said he came in hot and told him not to yell at her. He said he wasn’t and he was reminding her the time they agreed on. He said since she’s otb, she shouldn’t have the other 3 sitting around waiting on her. He said he didn’t care what time they did it and it was” just f*cking eggs.” He left and she continued to keep them waiting:
  • Once make up was finished, it was double bun hair time because she wanted to change her hair. (Who knew you had to have a specific hair style to hide eggs?)
  • They all put on their BB Comic costumes for the egg hunt. Nicole added a tutu for some pizazz:
  • They made up rules like which rooms were allowed, they couldn’t be hidden anywhere very high so it would be fair for Tommy and Nicole, etc. Jackson went first and hid one,….on top of the RV. (He can’t even be likable in an egg hunt)
  • Everyone stayed in the hoh room and one at a time hid the eggs. When Nicole went, she talked to us and explained her hiding choices. She debated over putting one on this ledge since it was in the open but she went with her gut:
  • Tommy took his puppet with him to hide his eggs. Between the puppet, the hat and the cape, I know there’s a joke here, it’s just not coming to me:
  • Beth’s turn to hide and she talked to the eggs instead of us but she made them so maybe she’s more emotionally attached than Nicole. I thought you’d want to check out the hair buns everyone waited for:
  • Cliff scared Nicole when he came back to the hoh room:
  • Everyone searched at the same time and here’s Nicole’s egg on a ledge right out in the open:
  • Beth goes by it:
  • Jackson searched around the area and missed it:
  • Everyone missed the Egg on the Ledge. After Nicole gave them hints, they found it. (Maybe she can market the Easter version of Elf on a Shelf) Jackson was declared the winner mostly because of his egg on top of the RV. Beth told Jackson maybe they should offer the hoh room to Cliff since he did well too.
  • Beth and Nicole began preparing for Taco Tuesday.
  • They also found some negatives in a suitcase but the camera switched off so that’s a mystery we’ll never have solved.  (I’m going to assume that deco suitcase has been on some CBS set for a long time:
  • Tommy told Beth he was probably going to tell Cliff and Nicole his secret. He said he wants them to have all the information so they can make a fair decision. He told her he has no idea who they’ll vote out and told her he was going to campaign but said it would be nice towards Beth. Tommy said, either way, he’s ready for this to be over. She told him being on the block next to him is the worst. They said how much they love each other and do the ‘you’re going to jury and I’m trying to get your vote’ routine. He also mentioned how he felt a little robbed of his experience because he’s had to play differently than he would’ve wanted. Beth said if she left, she wouldn’t say anything to anyone if Christie hadn’t already told them. (No idea if this is strategy from Tommy so Beth doesn’t tell them first or what)
  • Beth told Tommy she doesn’t sleep, has anxiety, can’t breath, wakes up in the middle of the night with panic attacks, wakes up shaking and drenched in sweat, has to walk around all day breathing with athsma and basically, hasn’t slept in years. (I’ve yet to see any of this happen. We’ve lived through a summer with Raven and if you’ve been watching BB for a while, you’re familiar with Danielle from BB14. She was the original and wow, what a nut)
  • This is Tommy listening to and finding out Beth’s knocking on deaths door:
  • Beth decided to go ahead and let Cliff and Nicole know she would be campaigning tomorrow. ( I don’t think I can remember a season that’s ever had this kind of designated campaign day)
  • Jackson actually did most of the talking for Beth and they told Cliff that Tommy has a secret he plans on telling them. Jackson said Tommy told them right before the veto comp and said if Tommy doesn’t tell them, he will.  He said he hadn’t told them because it’s something personal.

My opinion: I actually believe him because it’s as if it’s never occurred to Jackson or Beth how it’s related to the game. They’ve just approached it as something they should sympathize with Tommy over. I also think Tommy screwed up because once he began trying to pitch to Nicole and Cliff, he knew who was in charge this week and he knew Beth and Jackson already knew. Having this discussed the day before the eviction might not go well for him.

  • Cliff asked if it was about Christie and Beth said “why, do you know?” (As Nicole says….waaaaaaaow!) Cliff said he would wait to hear Tommy out tomorrow. Cliff told them he wanted to give Tommy the opportunity and listen to what he had to say. Once Cliff left, Jackson said he didn’t really like the sound of that and Beth said “I’m done.” She wasn’t sure of the best campaign approach and Jackson asked her if she wanted him to talk to them for her. (Great job, let Cliff know you’ve know this for days but said nothing to him)
  • Beth talked to Nicole a little bit. She told Nicole that Tommy said he wanted to leave and said he told her, he’s ready to go home. (Not true) She says she’ll campaign tomorrow but goes ahead and tells her there’s so much more she wants to do and said there’s moments she still wants to have. She said she hasn’t even gotten to do ‘Hot Takes with Hols’ yet. Nicole said “maybe you could do it tonight or tomorrow.”  (Haha) She also mentioned they’re at the point where she has to play her own game. (How many days are left again?) Nicole tells her she plans on hearing Tommy and Beth out.
  • Jackson and Beth continued going over the best approach for campaigning. He said she needs to seperate herself from him and not to include him in anything. They said they may have to spin it like Tommy has an advantage and will have Christie  pulling for him in jury. Beth plans to say she has more she wants to show of herself and how she hasn’t even really been able  to do ‘Hot Takes With Hols.’ (I don’t know what else she wants to do but this is a really stupid approach. If she sticks with this, her campaign will be all about her instead of what she can do for them. Besides, there’s only 2 weeks left so using the ‘I have so much left to accomplish’ thing isn’t going to fly)  She’s also upset at the thought of being backdoored on Jackson’s hoh and said she didn’t think it was possible. (One more time for the people in the back, it isn’t possible to be backdoored when all of them played in the veto comp. Tricked, vote flip, lying or changing your mind doesn’t equal being backdoored. Now, I’m not saying she hasn’t been backdooored this summer, I’m just saying Cliff and Nicole didn’t have anything to do with it)
  • Cliff and Jackson talked about what might happen and Cliff said he didn’t want Jackson to be caught off guard and let him know he was a little concerned over Nicole and Tommy becoming closer. Cliff also said, Nicole may realize if they keep Beth, she would be left out of a F3.  He said if it ended going the direction of Tommy staying, he knows it will end up being Tommy and Nicole vs Cliff and Jackson.  (Cliff tried to make it sound like it hinged on Nicoles vote but it really doesn’t. If Cliff doesn’t vote with Nicole, Jackson gets his way. Cliff’s trying to do a balancing act of saying he wants to stick with Nicole and Jackson both while also blaming the vote on Nicole and he did a pretty good job) Cliff assured him if Beth left, he’d still want Jackson in the F3 but said Nicole may want Tommy.
  • When Cliff said Nicole probably knew Jackson and Beth would stick with him over Nicole, for the first time, Jackson seemed to hesitate. Jackson said “yeah, that would be hard.”

My opinion:  I think Jackson screwed up here.  I do think Cliff was leaning towards keeping Tommy but I also don’t think he was a 100% and that’s because Cliff knows his chances are better with Jackson and Beth than Nicole’s are, assuming they lose the F4 comps.  Jackson has been letting Cliff know for a long time, when it got down to the end, Cliff was his F3 choice over Nicole.  Neither of them ever come out and say it but they say things like “I know what you mean,” “it’s been us working together the longest” and “we’re good, I know what you’re getting at.”  I know a lot of people got hung up on Beth making the comment to Jackson about what would happen if Tommy won the veto. Beth said “then cliff will have to go.” Jackson didn’t disagree with her but he didn’t agree with her either. Less than a week before that, Jackson and Beth talked about Cliff and Nicole. They both agreed Cliff would be the the bigger jury threat but said he’d be the easier one to beat and said he was the best choice.  This was even before Nicole won 2 comps. If by some fluke, Cliff won the final hoh comp, Jackson’s also felt confident that Cliff would take him to F2 over Beth.

  • Cliff and Nicole talked things over and planned for the campaigning. He went over the parts of his talk with Jackson but left out anything that made Nicole look bad. They agreed they were keeping Tommy. (This could obviously change) Cliff said his best chance to get to the F3 on his own is to evict Tommy but the best chance for both of them to get there is to split up the shomance. Cliff said unless Tommy and Jackson have a deal they arn’t aware of, it would make sense for them to go after each other. Nicole said she may have made Beth nervous when she talked to her and Cliff said the same thing may have happened when he talked to Jackson. (They’d already agreed if Tommy stayed, they weren’t going to blindside them) Cliff told her he found out Tommy plans on telling them a secret, says he may already know what it is and then the feeds cut out. They agreed to evict Beth for now but said they’ll wait to hear Tommys news tomorrow.

My opinion: Originally, I thought it was better for Cliff if Beth stayed but the only way Jackson takes him to F2 is if she gone. If she happened to win the final hoh, she isn’t taking Cliff and I have no idea about Tommy. Cliff is sure Tommy won’t take him and if true, he isn’t really worse off evicting Beth. Tommy should be harder to beat than Beth but I don’t see Cliff winning the last one anyway since the first 2 parts have physical components. Cliff gets to the F2 by Nicole taking him, Jackson taking him or him being wrong about Tommy and Tommy choosing him. (I wouldn’t mind being wrong about this) They don’t trust Tommy to stick with them but there going off of incentives. They think Tommy would rather go against them in the F3 comps over Jackson. If that’s true, they don’t really have to trust him.

  • Jackson and Beth said they have to say different things to Cliff and Nicole because they think Nicole is fragile. Beth said she’s so nervous that she can’t think and Jackson offered to talk to Cliff and Nicole again. Jackson also told her about his convo with Cliff and Cliff saying if it’s Jackson, Beth and one more, he thinks Nicole knows it wouldn’t be Nicole. Beth seemed very surprised by this. Jackson also suggested Beth offer to match any deal Tommy offers but they acknowledge they have no idea what Tommy is offering.
  • Cliff tells the camera he thinks as of now, they should keep Tommy. He said if he and Nicole end up otb together, he’ll have to campaign against her. (He should and no one should blame him even though people are already starting to after hearing him say it)

Today is supposed to be Campaign Brunch  Wednesday and we’ll have to wait and see how things go for Beth. Things could also change again if Cliff and Nicole feel threatened by Tommy’s news. I’m not sure it’s going to be the deciding factor.  I think finding out about Tommy and Christie while they were both playing the game would have made them huge targets as it should’ve.  Now, they might view it just a little differently because truthfully, most of them probably feel as if they have at least one person in jury locked in.  The advantage Tommy had was more during the game and less because Christie is in jury.  I think it could come down to how influential they think Christie could potentially be with everyone or at least, that’s what I think it should be about.

One last thing, tomorrows eviction will be exactly 2 months to the day that the H8ful alliance went after Nicole and the night Nicole and Cliff made a pinky swear and said it would be the two of them to the end.  Lets hope we see some great, or in this case, mediocre campaigning today and have a great Wednesday.







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  1. AIO_7

    In remembrance …

  2. Nancy

    I still pray for the victims, survivors, first responders, families impacted by Sept 11, 2001.
    I pray God has given them comfort.

    We will never forget

  3. KelBel

    “Beth plans to say she has more she wants to show of herself and how she hasn’t even really been able to do ‘Hot Takes With Hols.’”

    –Anyone who watches the feeds has seen enough of the real you (fake, psycho drunk, psycho g-friend, having sex in the same room as others, etc etc)

    –The threat of having to part of Hot Takes with Hols should be enough to want her out the door.

  4. KelBel

    And then there was this:

    “Now, I’m not saying she hasn’t been backdooored this summer, I’m just saying Cliff and Nicole didn’t have anything to do with it)”

    –Oh Mel 🙂 lol

  5. Tam

    AIO, agreed……Today is a day of remembrance. Candle is lit for those died, lost love ones, victims and everyone affected by the tragedies that unfolded. May we never forgot and continue to honor them and the families. Woke up to feeling somber and it feels like just yesterday. Still reeling over the events that unfolded that day. Just glad that Cliff was there to bring it up and show these kids what true patriotism is and the scars that still remain.
    Life has gone on and praying that as Americans we all honor the lives lost and affected.
    That is what a brunch should be about. Not some piddly ass attempt for look at me, wahh wahh, bs HB. But, it’s a game, I know…..Just in a mood and ready for her clueless ass to be gone……Might not be the best for the game, but best for sanity and humanity….imho
    Y’all forgive me, today is one of those days

    • Alda

      I remember that day so vividly.I was up at my son’s house over an hour away from my home.I was babysitting my two little grands.I kept in touch with my husband all day.I held those two babies so tight and prayed and prayed.Now,one is a senior and one in college.They have grown up so much,but the tragedy of that day is still so fresh in my mind.NEVER FORGET.

      • Robin

        I was at work but managed to get off so that my aging mother would not be at home alone on such a tragic day. I remember feeling so sad and vulnerable that anyone could so easily strike at the heart of our country! What could come next?

        For whatever criticism there is for our country, there are very few places in the world that a person can feel as safe from invasion as we do. 9/11 was a wake up call for me and a grim look at the kind of terror that can change your world in minutes. I’m so grateful for all that protect and serve our country!

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    They have to evict Jackson in this next round. If he makes it to the Final 3 then you may as well give him the $500K. As such they need to evict Holly tomorrow so it will be 3 against 1 in the next round’s POV competition.

  7. AIO_7

    “Now, I’m not saying [Beth] hasn’t been backdooored this summer”…

    The stool comes in handy for that.

  8. Betty Boo

    BB needs to give them alcohol with their Campaign lunch to get the party started. I was trying to think of things to give them to do and its hard!. Costumes for dress up, games like Sorry or Aggravation, a deck of cards for a couple of hours, Uno, a thousand piece puzzle (with a timer). I think if they give something new every couple of hours, we may start seeing some personality we haven’t seen before. Again, don’t forget to keep supplying the alcohol throughout the day.

  9. AIO_7

    “Beth talked to Nicole a little bit. She told Nicole that Tommy said he wanted to leave and said he told her, he’s ready to go home. (Not true)”

    Damn lying Botoxed lipped bitch.

    How much sense does she really think that makes? Tommy has been there for 80 days but wants to leave now just 15 days or so from potential big money. It’s kind of like when Jaxon told Nicole recently that he had to go along with the Unde9able Nicole hatefest circle because he didn’t want to let on to them that he was really team Nicole.

  10. AIO_7

    ….”there’s so much more she (Beth) wants to do and said there’s moments she still wants to have.

    Greedy bitch; as if fucking like a rabbit every night isn’t ‘moments’ enough.

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  12. AIO_7

    ….”hasn’t even gotten to do ‘Hot Takes with Hols’ yet. Nicole said “maybe you could do it tonight or tomorrow.” (Haha)”

    Gotta’ love that little Nugget.

  13. danmtruth

    “Hot takes with Hol’s” sounds more like the title of the porn tape she made this summer Lets be honest

  14. Ashley

    I feel like ever since the rumors came out about JJ’s mom suing CBS, the tables have drastically turned for him in the house. He started winning everything, and the cameras stopped rolling whenever something portrayed him in a negative light. I’m starting to believe CBS is setting JJ up to win it all to appease mommy and get her off their asses. I hope I’m wrong.

    • Tam

      Between the catering to them both. I’m over him, now, too. Wakes up scratching, goes to rr, then grabs something to eat. Never washed his hands. Thought he had turned over a new leaf, but beginning to think that he is just putting on an act towards Nicole and Cliff. Not genuine….Praying that I am wrong about that because I want to give him the benefit of the doubt and was hoping to see some real personal growth and humility.
      In previous seasons, they would have evicted HB for talking to them like she has, and no one’s parents would have been allowed to control the season based on their bs. I love BB and they are just sinking it more and more……Time for the show and the casting dept to practice some tough love. When they say come to the DR, don’t let them take their time except for the RR. I would love to see these contracts that they have to sign and the rule book that they run and go read only when they need it for their benefit…..If they are getting paid then they should be accountable and be strictly adhered to the rules. Take money away from them and see how they get their act together.

      • Betty Boo

        If we get a call from your mom, $$$ gone. If we get a letter from your mom, $$$ gone. If we lawsuit from your mom, $$$$$$ gone. I understand editing can make a person look bad, but when they are on 24/7 feeds, the truth is out there. And it is total BS that they say they don’t understand when the feeds are on.

      • Tam

        BettyBoo, couldn’t agree with you more. If they don’t understand about the feeds that is completely on them. They signed up, went through some sort of boot camp, and signed a contract.

      • mm22

        Agreed tam not sure what productions problem is -why is it so hard to find16 contestants that will follow the rules? And if they don’t
        why doesn’t production do something about it? To me it
        makes production look stupid
        their own house guests telling
        them to f**k off !

  15. Robin

    Mel thanks so much for the breakdown of the 2 major conversations that were transpiring at the same time. I personally don’t blame Cliff for any conversation about how the final 3 & final 2 could play out. In the end, I just don’t believe that Cliff will betray Nicole or Nicole betray Cliff. Once they make final three it’s all about the veto and HOH, and I think given a choice, they would take each other to the end. Personally, I would be happy to see either of them over Jackson or Tommy!

    • Mel

      I dont either and it seems like they’re both just making back up plans if they can’t go together. They should be doing that. I also don’t blame any of the 5 of them for lying their asses off right now if it gets them there. The trick is to not have your lies get you into trouble. Honesty, none of them are playing a dirty game. Beth isn’t playing much of a game at the moment but it will change today. It’s fine with me if she lies about Tommy, Jackson lies to Cliff, Cliff lies to Nicole and so on. I’m just anxious to see how it plays out.

  16. Sabrina

    They need to blindside Beth for this to work!

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    I think Nicole & Cliff need to tell JJ that they’ve always wanted F3 to be the 3 of them & there’s no way that could ever happen if Beth is in F4 & either of them win POV. Plus JJ would take Beth to F2 & vice versa should either win round 3. He’s been very consistent & made it very clear he will not vote to evict Beth. There’s no counter argument JJ can make to that reasoning.

    Nicole would get huge brownie points most in JH. Christie is expecting TT to walk through the door & she’s probably in there saying Nicole & Cliff are playing JJ’s game, doing his dirty work. That line of thought ends when Beth walks in JH having been evicted on JJ’s HOH b/c of Nicole.

  18. hogwild

    I think Tommy might have screwed up by letting his connection to Christie out it seemed pretty dumb to do that at this point either do that early in the game to try and show you can be trusted or keep to yourself till your out.

    • Betty Boo

      Paranoia set in quick when Christie left. At this point, I am wondering if all the house guests knew at least one person outside of the house. JJ knew Kat. Kat knew Holly. Tommy knew Christie. I saw a comment somewhere that AD knew Christie.

  19. Betty Boo

    So basically Cliff or Nicole HAVE to be F2 for either of them to win.

  20. Kristi

    I think I have become too invested in this season! I literally had a dream about Jackson hitting on me. Then to make it worse, I didn’t hate the idea. Gross!

  21. Tam

    While he is up there alone and watching the monitor maybe they should play clips of this THE CHALLENGE while HB is away……While she is up there alone do the same thing…..No wine needed and get the same effect….Bahhaaa….
    Love Cliff. He will punch those buttons when he feels the need and subtly. Felt proud of Nugget last night. She didn’t allow the conversation to be dominated by HB and spoke her truth about being worried about how her family, friends and America would see her for cussing…..Nugget we don’t judge you for that…..

  22. Betty Boo

    Is Thumby Jackson’s mom?

  23. stillstanding

    thx mel. i don’t remember how it was decided there would be a designated campaign day. never done before, right? seems crazy to me and of course not really enforceable or reliable.

    • Mel

      Ovi sort of started it but it was more of a joke. He made cookies and called them campaign cookies for campaign day. He wasn’t serious but others started following the idea. They quit the cookies eventually but campaign day stuck around. Ovi is actually a fan of the show and knows it’s not really how to go about it so he probably thinks its funny.

  24. Joy

    Holly/Beth just wanted you to know that not only do the HG’s don’t feel like you are worth the wait, so do the viewers!!! Holy crap on a cracker girl use a trowel it would be quicker and the results would be the same.

  25. AIO_7

    If I had a part this wide (plus bald spots), I don’t think I’d part my hair …


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  27. AIO_7

    Tommy, stay as close to the conversation as you can.

    Nicole, notice the lovebirds and ask yourself if they can take both you and cliff to F3. Or if either of them would take you to F2.


    • AIO_7

      P.S. I don’t say these thing because I’m some huge Tommy fan. I say these thing because it’s best for Nicole and Cliff’s game if he stays this week. Next week, fine, show him the door.

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    Wonder what’s on those negatives? Maybe Jackson found incriminating evidence on Les Moonves!

  29. AIO_7

    New thread, Y’all.

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