The first week of Big Brother season 22 is coming to a close on Thursday, August 13 with the first live eviction of the summer and the second live Head of Household competition. To find out who goes home and who wins power for week two, follow along here with our live recap but be warned of spoilers.
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This week, Cody Calafiore won HOH and nominated Keesha Smith and Kevin Campbell for elimination. He definitely has old-school players on his radar because his initial targets were Janelle Pierzina and Kaysar Ridha, but they both competed in the Safety Suite comp and Kaysar won, so he granted safety to himself and Janelle.
All week, Kevin has been working hard to try to form alliances, while Keesha has seemed content to sit back and wait for people to come to talk to her or let Janelle campaign on her behalf. It does not appear to be working, so heading into the live eviction show, we predict that Keesha will be evicted by a fairly wide margin. So really the only question tonight is who will win HOH for next week?
Follow along with all the fun below. All times Eastern.
8:05 — Apparently, the feeds went down earlier today so they could pre-tape the show. That’s very weird. They have almost always done live evictions on this show, plus they even hyped this season as having live evictions. Wonder what’s going on there?
8:10 — Cody and Memphis are forming an alliance they call “The Commission,” and Kevin and Nicole A. seemingly make a Final Two deal. But be wary of any alliances. This house cannot seem to get its alliances straight at all. Everyone is all over the map.
8:15 — Later, Cody and Memphis talk about getting an alliance of six together that also includes Tyler, Christmas, Dani, and Nicole F. It’s a decent plan, but again — the live feeds have been all over the place. Also, the other side of the house definitely cannot seem to get their act together if indeed those six are solid. What’s weird is that no one can seem to commit to working with Janelle and Kaysar. If I were on this season, they would have been one of my first alliance-mates. Either way, this will be a really interesting HOH.
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8:20 — Case in point: Cody then makes an alliance with Enzo, Da’Vonne, and Bayleigh. It’s like everyone is aligned with everyone else… except Janelle and Kaysar.
8:35 — Time to vote. Honestly, it feels like maybe Keesha agreed to come on the show just to make an appearance on all-stars. She wants to go home. And it’s a unanimous vote to evict her, no surprise there. This trend of voting out whoever the HOH wants to get out is such bunk. It started a few seasons ago and has become the standard and it’s really annoying. I get not wanting to make waves this early so you vote with the house, but it does NOT have to be the person the HOH wants.
8:45 — The HOH competition involves answering questions about a video they watch. The videos are terrifying, you guys. But anyway, David and Kaysar are out on the first question. On question two, Dani and Enzo are out. Question three eliminates Nicole F. and Christmas. Then it’s time for a second video.
8:50 — Question four eliminates Kevin. Question five eliminates Janelle and Ian. Question six eliminates everyone except Memphis, so he is the new HOH. Well, that ought to make for a pretty boring week unless something changes drastically in the house. It’s a shame that Kaysar and Janelle both used their Safety Suite passes already. That would make this week a little more suspenseful.
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