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Nicole evicted 4-0
Derrick won first HOH
He nominated Christine, Victoria
Frankie won veto/didn't use
Christine evicted 3-0

Frankie is Head of Household
Cody, Victoria are nominated

Have-nots are over
Derrick, Frankie are Team America (fuck yeah)


Friday: Nominations
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Champagne wishes, catlady dreams (Friday 9/5)

They had their visit from Jeff & Jordan today, along with several of their friends and/or family, for an engagement party.. country singer Brett Eldredge was also there to serenade.. Jeff shamed them into cleaning the filthy habitat, so there's that, and later they were given Swiffers which excited them way too much.. by the way, the heading isn't a slam: I've got two cats and a dog with a litterbox, who am I to slam?

Frankie nominated Cody and Victoria, but they don't know yet that final noms will be voided on Wednesday's show since they pushed their button.. that's about all I got from those feeds

On the other/better feeds, Utopia got two new female hamsters today.. they'll vote to keep one of them to replace the vegan chef who was booted from pre-show sequester for smuggling in a phone to research the cast.. interestingly, the new ones were able to research and even watch feeds before they went in - that could make for some very interesting implications as the show evolves and new hamsters are rotated in for booted ones.. meanwhile, malcontent Dave quit/was booted, over bananas

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Double trouble, again (Thursday 9/4)

Nicole did her yoga/calisthenics routine required to do her hair to meet Julie again, and she continued to fret over her exit speech, hugs or lack of, and so on - she did fine, just like she was last time.. this was the final Thursday show since they're starting football next week - see schedule in Upcoming Events to your left

Nicole was evicted unanimously, as expected.. Derrick won the first HOH comp in record time, on one question: Donny reading his HOH letter from Kristine, which said "I miss your ____".. only Derrick said false for Julie's "massages" (it was "kisses").. he nominated Christine and Victoria

The veto comp was a tiered table maze, which Frankie won.. he didn't use his veto, and Christine was evicted unanimously.. she walked out without any hugs or words, and was greeted by loud boos.. usually booing is forbidden for the live show audiences but tonight they were told cheers or boos were okay - interesting


Push the button

Then the remainders celebrated being Final Five and as soon as Victoria was called to Diary, the guys celebrated Final Four.. they had their next HOH comp and Frankie won that too - I don't know what it was about, something with balls and buckets and balancing.. a bit later, they gathered in the former Have-not room to push their mystery button as a group.. their only clue was a sign reading THE CHOICE IS YOURS - IT ONLY TAKES ONE

When they pushed it, a countdown began counting down from 5 days, 19 hours and change, which works out to next Wednesday's live show, at which time both nominees will come off the block and they'll replay the entire week - they don't know that, and won't until the time comes

A possible scandal occurred when Derrick was called to the pantry for his quickie HOH basket.. he was looking over the haul and Cody grabbed the photo, asking if it's Derrick's brother with Tenley.. Derrick was clearly flustered, said he was "trying to think about something" and "damn, that's not the best picture to show" - Flashback 9/5 12.07am.. the peculiar thing is that F3 was on fishies, and all feeds went to fishies when he took the picture from Cody, so we never really see it well.. Derrick then took it to Diary before bringing his junk food and letter out to the others, saying the pic was blurry and jacked up.. the letter was from his dad, and full of pride

A superquick flash of the pic can be seen at 12.08am but I can't make out what it is.. Cody's "is that your brother?" followed by "why would I say that's your brother?" is odd - note Derrick's told them his brother is a firefighter.. yes we'd all like to see Derrick have to sweat just a bit at some point but I wasn't expecting it to be like this, and it remains a mystery.. were those coincidental error fishies or were they intentional to block the photo from us? We may never know

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Ratings - Heard it Thru the Vine special edition

Ratings are Vines, courtesy of Christine's hubby Tim - he's wonderful, follow him @timstinks
VTE = Voted to evict

'Twist after twisted twist' is how they advertised this season, and what we got were two twists announced on the premiere and a big button on Day 77 which will result in filling up the extra week they added. It's not their fault we have such a lackluster cast of sheep blindly following their shepherd, plus a very distasteful Neapolitan ice cream cone with ties to someone famous, and nothing for them to do all week. Oh wait, those things are their fault.

Meanwhile, the Utopia air show might be full of faulty edits when it premieres opposite BB on Sunday, but their casting is off the charts as far as entertainment value, and they have buckets of things to do. It's just a bonus they fight about those things all the time. Their feeds are everything we always hope BB feeds will be but rarely are. And the best part, we saw them from move-in! Those first days really are key, and drama. I'd say I hope BB is paying attention, but they didn't to Canada's many improvements to the format.

Won: $5,000, shaved head, 48 hr Adam & Eve with Victoria, football trip

#1 No vote (HOH)
#2 VTE Christine

Click for Tim's Caleb

Won: Football trip

#1 VTE Nicole
#2 Nominated
#2 Evicted 3-0

Click for Tim's Christine

Won: 24 hrs kicking self, 1 week dinosaur

#1 VTE Nicole
#2 VTE Christine

Click for Tim's Cody

Won: $20,000, 5,000 hollas

#1 VTE Nicole
#2 Head of Household
#2 No vote (HOH)

Click for Tim's Derrick

Won: $15,000, football trip

#1 VTE Nicole
#2 Won veto/didn't use
#2 VTE Christine

Click for Tim's Frankie

Won: 1 week frog, 1 week Germitard, revival

#1 Evicted 4-0

Click for Tim's Nicole

Won: 48 hr Adam & Eve with Caleb

#1 No vote (nominee)
#2 Nominated
#2 No vote (nominee)

Click for Tim's Victoria

Won: $15,000

One of the most likable hamsters ever, complete with ongoing Lines of the Day contributions, a rare combo. He had a nasty side but didn't often let it show, so he got an angelic edit once they stopped painting him as a backwoods buffoon. He went to bed early and missed nearly all of the gaming, and he complained about nobody ever coming to talk to him. I missed most of his morning shows and he lost me when he refused a TAFY task, but he was still the one to watch, at least when Zach was asleep, and he'd be fun to hang out with.

Won: Germany trip
A kooky combo of erratic, volatile, and endearing, he was unique in every way. He slept much of the time but when he was awake he was as unpredictable as they get, a rare and valuable hamster quality. He'll be remembered for his Victoria's ever-present pink hat, cuddling with Frankie, for being the TAFY 'escape goat', and most of all for playing a pretty crappy game yet ending up a huge fan favorite anyway.

Won: Nothing
He was the nice guy they all liked, and it's always rough to lose that guy early. Slightly immature with no shame, he was extremely good-natured and responsible for most of the just-for-fun activities and spontaneous silliness. He was cute with Nicole and a perfect combo of Jackass and hamster. He brought a lightness to the feeds that was missed when he left.

Won: Nothing
She didn't bring the holy wars I feared but she did speak in tongues. She cried a lot but she also laughed a lot, and she did great Diaries. She'll be remembered for her bow ties, her choir robe/portable changing room, and most of all her judgemental, IDGAF, side-eye, and the hell you say expressions.

Won: Nothing
A stunningly gorgeous model, she lasted longer than the hamster in that slot usually does, but she exited on another unanimous vote, and before jury. She wanted to play a clean game and that usually doesn't work out so well on this show. She was a good sport about pranks, including the antiquing shown here, but she'll mostly be remembered as the object of Caleb's dreams, and I do mean dreams.

Won: 2400 goals
She was the rawest recruit we've had in awhile and she didn't do much homework, which worked against her in a big way. She seemed to have pretty good game instincts and may have done some real damage if she'd been better prepared. She'll be remembered for her high bun as well as the few times her hair escaped it and landed her in Deathrace 2014 hall of fame, and for sticking with and completing that brutal soccer task when she didn't have to.

Won: Nothing
He has a daughter.

PS He easily wins the Best Evictee Award with this.

Won: Nothing
I kept hoping for the spitfire she plays on Twitter & Instagram to show up but it didn't until the veto meeting blowup. She was well on her way to being a perma-pawn but she stressed about not being able to win comps, and then Devin happened and out she went. She had a lot of entertainment potential and while we were robbed of most of it by her early exit, we'll always have CALTORU.

Won: Nothing
She blew up her game prematurely and spectacularly, and then her alter ego Alex and his 'big ass balls' sealed the deal. Supposedly she beat someone with 500k Twitter followers (plus 15 million backup) in a public vote, but that went splat just like BB12's saboteur Annie. Joey was lively and personable, a worthy member of the first out club, and she easily leads the pack of hamsters with unnatural hair colors.


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Thursday's live show placed second for the hour with 2.2 rating, 7 share, and 6.45 million viewers, far behind football on NBC with 10.2/32/26.91, and ahead of Bones rerun on FOX with 0.6/2/2.68, and The Quest on ABC with 0.5/2/1.85.

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HOHs in order, *indicates the surviving HOH
Frankie/Caleb*, Amber/Devin*, Nicole/Derrick*, Cody*/Frankie, Frankie*/Zach, Nicole*/Donny, Caleb, Nicole/Christine*, Derrick/Frankie*, Cody, Caleb, Derrick, Frankie

BOB wins in order
Brittany/Victoria, Hayden/Nicole, Amber/Donny, Amber/Jocasta, Christine/Nicole, Caleb/Victoria, (none), Frankie/(Caleb), Donny/Christine

Veto wins in order
Donny, Devin, Donny, Victoria, Hayden, Christine, Donny, Zach, Frankie, Cody, Christine, Frankie

Evictions in order
Joey 13-0; Paola 10-2; Devin 11-0; Brittany 10-0; Amber 9-0; Jocasta 6-2; Hayden 5-2; Nicole 6-0 (revived a week later); Zach 5-0; Donny 5-0; Nicole 4-0; Christine 3-0

Evictees on Twitter: @JoeyVanPelt1, @paolashea, @devinshepbb16, @britt4skin, @aborzotra


BBQ Smackdown Scorecard

- Big Brother 16 -
Round 1: BBQ 1, Frankie 0
Round 2: BBQ 1, Frankie 0, Derrick 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Frankie 0

- Big Brother 15 -
Round 1: BBQ 1, Helen 1, Jessie 0
Round 2: BBQ 1, Helen 0, Jessie 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Spencer 0
Round 4: BBQ 1, Spencer ½, Judd 0, McCrae 0

- Big Brother 14 -
Round 1: BBQ ½, Dan 0

- Big Brother 13 -
Round 1: BBQ ½, Adam ½, Rachel 0
Round 2: BBQ ½, Adam 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Rachel 0

- Big Brother 12 -
Round 1: BBQ ½, Brendon 0
Round 2: BBQ 2, Britney 0, Lane 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Lane 0, CBS 0

- Big Brother 11 -
Round 1: BBQ 0, Jeff 0
Round 2: BBQ 0, Jeff ½
Round 3: BBQ ½, Kevin 0, Michele 0

- Big Brother 10 -
No title events

- Big Brother 9 Winter Edition -
Round 1: BBQ ½, Ryan 0
Round 2: BBQ ½, Adam 0
Round 3: BBQ ½, Ryan 0

- Big Brother 8 -
Round 1: BBQ 1, Dick 0
Round 2: BBQ ½, Zach 0
Round 3: BBQ 0, Dick 1

- Big Brother 7 All-Stars -
BBQ training sabbatical

- Big Brother 6 -
Round 1: BBQ 1, Ivette 0
Round 2: BBQ 0, Howie 0

- Big Brother 5 -
Round 1: BBQ 1, Cowboy 1, Drew 0
Round 2: BBQ 1, Drew 0, Diane ½
Round 3: BBQ 1, Cowboy 1, CBS 0, Nakomis 0


House meetings - 6
First eight, on premiere #1
Joey's, semi-formal 6/28 5.56pm
Devin's 7/2 11.18pm
Devin's Bomb Squad 7/5 5.47pm
Derrick's re Victoria 8/10 2.45am
TAFY missing items 8/17 5.55pm

Fights - 5
Devin vs Brittany 6/29 12.21am
Devin vs Caleb 7/5 3.06am
Zach vs Paola 7/7 3.10pm
Zach Cody Derrick Hayden plus Caleb Frankie 7/29 8.22pm
Zach vs Frankie 8/8 9.50pm

Hamster revivals - 1

Makeout pairings - 1
Hayden & Nicole

Sex events - 4
-Hayden self service (retells)
  7/25 6.57pm, 8/02 1.50am
-Zach self service (retell)
  7/28 10.37pm
-Christine self service
  8/12 2.16pm
-Cody self service (retell)
  8/19 8.23pm

Blindside evictions - 3

Nom speech scorchers - 3
Zach putting up Nicole & Christine
Zach when Frankie put up Amber
Christine putting up Nicole

Backstory mysteries - 2
Victoria's hair loss
Amber's past relationship(s)

Pinkyswears - 17
Paola & Devin 6/29 1.35pm
Paola & Devin 7/4 12.15am
Paola & Donny 7/4 8.06pm
Devin & Victoria 7/6 10.49am
Jocasta & Amber 7/10 7.57pm
Derrick & Victoria 7/12 8.37pm
Nicole & Christine 7/13 1.24am
Nicole & Hayden 7/15 12.07am
Nicole & Christine 7/15 11.05pm
Jocasta & Amber 7/22 6.27pm
Zach & Victoria 7/24 9.00pm
Nicole & Hayden 7/25 5.32pm
Amber & Christine 7/29 11.15pm
Nicole & Christine 8/9 12.19am
Cody & Christine 8/9 1.28am
Nicole & Victoria 8/31 6.26pm
Derrick & Victoria 9/4 show

The Soup mentions - 6
-Donny's smarts
-Donny's America + Devin/Caleb cuddling
-Egg puns + Jocasta's tongues
-Frankie's solo BOB
-Frankie coming out + Zach's teary DR
-Scorpion show reactions

Almost literal asshats - 1
Zach 7/5 6.08am

CBS goofs - 29
- Happends
- Jill, for the 2nd year
- Premiere 2 wasn't live
- Misspelled Jocasta 6/29 show
- Flashback calendar's off
- Joey left before trackers came but got 1st place anyway
- Forgot TA results 7/10 show
- Pointless edit amputated Caleb's toes 7/10 show
- Misspelled Jeff 7/10 show
- Live show tweet on Saturday
- #BattleoftheBlcok
- Faulty status updates
- Arithmetic is hard
- Ignored feedster poll - they got both
- Flashback highlight time error
- Week-old comp on feeds
- Staffer caught on feeds
- 8/2 Trifecta: BBAD ran 1+ hour while feeds remained blocked, production comp audio leaks on BBAD, fishies on BBAD
- More faulty status updates
- Misspelled Donny 8/10 show
- Forgot TA 8/10 show
- Flashback highlight a week late
- Staffer caught on feeds again
- Nicole evicted 8/14 but in a group shot on 8/21 show
- Discrete/discreet error
- Bad info given to cable guides
- Misspelled apple (really)
- Staffer on feeds yet again
- Flashback highlight flub again



Julie: The most twisted summer ever continues

Nicole: Stop playing Big Baby, let's play Big Brother and make some big game moves

Frankie: Caleb, if you push that button I'm gonna kill you in your sleep

Frankie: I didn't hear the audience screaming when I won veto, I heard nothing


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