It is only the second week in the “Big Brother 23” house, but there have already been so many fireworks. It is kind of a foregone conclusion that Brandon “Frenchie” French is headed out the door this week because he came into the house and played way too hard, way too fast. But hey, anything can happen on “Big Brother” — maybe he’ll figure out a way to stay and it will actually be Britini D’Angelo going home.
But it will probably be Frenchie, so most of the house has set their sights on the upcoming Head of Household competition. Nearly everyone is targeting Brent Champagne, to the point where his Aces teammates (Whitney Williams, Derek Xiao, and Hannah Chaddha) are thinking about throwing the HOH competition so that he can’t be safe for the week. It will be very, very interesting to see what kind of competition it is and who wins. Most likely Brent’s only hope is to win it himself.
So follow along below with our live recap of the July 22 eviction episode, but be warned of spoilers from the show.
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8:10 — The fallout from Derek X. not using the veto is predictable — basically everybody wants Frenchie out and he knows his goose is cooked. He claims he’s playing possum by acting like he’s going to sacrifice himself for Britini, but Frenchie also has to know there is not a shred of hope he’s going to stay. He makes a great argument to some people that he’s a big target to keep in the house over Britini, but nobody is really that interested. Also, Britini’s rap montage is adorable. ADORBS.
8:15 — This week in the house, Sarah Beth had to deal with the one-year anniversary of her dad’s death last summer from COVID. That’s so sad. I’m glad she has Kyland in the house as her close friend.
8:20 — Kyland starts working the houseguests to make sure he won’t be targeted in week three since he can’t compete for HOH. Basically, every team assures Kyland that both he and his team (Claire and Tiffany) are safe next week, so it will be interesting to see if they all follow through because that’s a lot of people off the table in light of the way the HOH’s team gets safety plus the wildcard competition grants safety to one or more people. Also, Brent seems pretty clueless that almost the entire house wants him out next.
8:30 — Frenchie gets evicted almost unanimously, which is not a surprise at all. What is a surprise is that Tom Green (of “Celebrity Big Brother,” among other things) is going to help with the Head of Household competition. Huh.
8:40 — In his eviction interview, Julie Chen asks him how she think she did as HOH and he sticks to his narrative that he “created that change” of not targeting minorities. Uh huh. He also says he doesn’t regret not going double-or-nothing on safety. Hmm.
8:50 — HOH comp time. It’s called “Tom Talks BB” and features Tom Green walking the streets of Canada talking about “Big Brother.” The houseguests have to answer questions about the videos; last one standing wins. In the video, by the way, Tom Green looks like a crazy hobo, so no wonder no one will talk to him.
Anyway, on the first question Derek F., Britini, Brent, Christian, and Tiffany are eliminated. On question two, Azah is out. On question three, everybody gets it right. New video. On question four, Whitney and Claire are out. On question five, everyone gets it wrong except Xavier and he’s the new Head of Household, which means Christian, Alyssa, and Sarah Beth are also safe because they’re on his team (the Kings).
“Big Brother” season 23 airs Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.