Episode 1 of “Big Brother: Over the Top,” which summarized the entire first week of the CBS All Access series, aired Wednesday night. Don’t subscribe to the streaming service? Worry not, we have you covered on all of the house’s shenanigans in our recap of Week 1, which obviously includes spoilers. Meet the “Big Brother” cast in our photo gallery above.
After the 13 houseguests got to know each other in the now-standard champagne meet-and-greet, they engaged in a multi-day Head of Household competition that returnee Jason Roy described as “hot potato.” One by one, each houseguest had to choose someone that would become infected with a bug. At the end of the process, only one person remained uninfected and thus became the season’s first HOH: Monte Massongill.
Instead of a nominations ceremony, Monte had to determine which houseguests were safe by lighting up their green necklaces. He chose to give safety to everyone except for Jason and Danielle Lickey, thus making them nominees for eviction. Host Julie Chen then revealed that America would nominate a third houseguest each week, and it chose Cornbread Ligon.
In the counting-themed Veto competition, Jason prevailed by being the first to determine all of the new objects in the house: two extra chairs, four new magnets, four additional flowers and nine fish. After Jason took himself off the block, Monte replaced him with waitress Kryssie Ridolfi.
The show then went live. By a near-unanimous vote, Cornbread was the first contestant voted out of the house. Danielle received one stray vote from Alex Willett, who wanted to create paranoia. Are you happy with the house’s decision to eliminate Cornbread? Sound off in the comments section below.
In our “Big Brother” predictions center, you get to forecast how the houseguests will rank from first to last. Each eviction episode airs Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET, so be sure to update your predictions before that weekly cutoff time.
The last houseguest standing at the end of the fall will win the $250,000 prize. Here’s how the rest of the season will play out online:
Weekday Replays air Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. PT.
Live Safety Ceremonies air Saturdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. PT.
Live Diary Room Sessions air Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Every Thursday afternoon, Chen will interview that week’s evicted houseguest (times will vary).
Gold Derby readers just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your forecasts throughout the week, just click “Save” when you’ve settled on your choices. You’ll compete to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, bragging rights and a place of honor on our leaderboard. Be sure to read our contest rules and sound off on this season of “Big Brother” in our reality TV forum.