‘Big Brother’ 20 episode 13 recap: Was Haleigh Broucher or Kaitlyn Herman saved by the Veto on July 25? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Sam Bledsoe shocked the “Big Brother” 20 house this week when she accused her two nominees — Haleigh Broucher and Kaitlyn Herman — of basically betraying the #MeToo movement with their flirtatious ways. Both women broke into tears in the Diary Room, expressing their anger and confusion after Sam’s accusations. How did the fallout from Sam’s slut-shaming continue to affect the house in Wednesday’s all-new episode? And were either Haleigh or Kaitlyn saved by the Power of Veto?

Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 20, Episode 13 to find out what happened Wednesday, July 25 at 8/7c. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite houseguests on CBS’ reality TV show, who annoys you the most, and who you think will ultimately join the “Big Brother” winners list. Keep refreshing/reloading this live blog for the most recent updates.

8:00 p.m. – “Previously, on ‘Big Brother’!” On Sunday’s 12th episode, Sam won the endurance Head of Household competition after making a deal with Tyler Crispen that she’d keep him safe. Sam then told the entire house that she knew who she wanted to nominate for eviction (Haleigh and Kaitlyn) and that she didn’t want anyone to try to talk game with her. Elsewhere, Bayleigh Dayton and JC Mounduix engaged in a tense conversation about cultural sensitivity that went viral online. Will tonight’s episode be as dramatic as last time? Let’s find out!

8:08 p.m. – Following her nomination speech, Sam maintains that Haleigh and Kaitlyn have no respect for anyone in the house or themselves. Sam doesn’t think either one of them has the grit it takes to win their way back into the house. If they are able to come back, they can easily be sent back out. The rest of the house seems to think Sam’s actions were pretty savage and it may not have been a great game move. Kaitlyn and Haleigh tried to stick up for themselves and apologize if they offended anyone. Sam tells them actions speak louder than words. Sam is not having any of this!

8:12 p.m. – Tyler checks in with Sam in the HOH room. Sam says she will see what happens with the Veto. If she wins it, she will keep nominations the same. If someone else wins it, she will put up Rockstar Lantry. Once the final nominations are locked in, Sam will let them know that whoever is evicted will have a chance to return. Tyler then went downstairs to comfort Kaitlyn and Haleigh. The only thing keeping their spirits up is how pretty they looked on the nomination wall.

8:15 p.m. – Kaitlyn goes up to Sam’s room to confront her face-to-face. Kaitlyn tells Sam that she’s an affectionate girl and she can’t help it. She also says that she’s a girl’s girl and would vote for a woman over a man every time. Sam is completely stone-faced. She tells Kaitlyn they have different views on what female empowerment is. In a very calm manner, they both state their intentions to win the Veto and then stare each other down. The tension!

8:20 p.m. – It’s Faysal Shafaat‘s time to meet with Sam. Sam tells Faysal to play his heart out if he gets picked to play in the Veto competition. She will be happy for him, whatever he decides to do. She also said that she cares for him because he’s a sweetheart. He jumps on her and gives her a hug, hoping to get on her good side. Sam quickly snuggles up and sings Faysal’s praises and tells him he can stay next to her as long as he wants to. Perhaps Sam was a little jealous of Kaitlyn and Haleigh’s relationships with Faysal?

8:25 p.m. – Now Kaitlyn is whining to Faysal because she thinks he likes Haleigh more than her (he does). Moments later, Faysal tells Haleigh that he wants to save her. Haleigh is concerned his decision could backfire with Kaitlyn (it would). Everyone seems to be loving Faysal right now.

8:30 p.m. – It’s time to  pick players for the Veto competition! Sam drew “Houseguest’s Choice” and picked JC to play. Kaitlyn drew Rockstar’s name and Haleigh pulled “Houseguest’s Choice” and chose Faysal. Ding Dong! “Big Brother” legend Rachel Reilly surprises the houseguests to host the competition. Before the competition starts, Kaitlyn approaches Faysal and tells him that if the competition comes down to those two, she will throw the it to Faysal. That way he can win and pull her down and he can’t be a replacement nominee. Awkward!

8:45 p.m. – Everyone gathers in the backyard to play for the Veto. The “Chop, Bonk, Spank” machine will deliver a sequence of actions. Rachel will then ask the houseguests about their experience in the “Chop, Bonk, Spank” machine. If they answer correctly, they get a point. After seven rounds, whoever has the most points wins the Veto. After the first round, Rockstar asks if it can spank her a little harder. JC takes about 100 hits to the groin and is hilariously icing himself down in the Diary Room. His commentary cracks me up. After the seven rounds are up, Faysal is declared the winner! Now he is in the compromising position of choosing between the two women he loves. Both of whom believe he will save them.

8:50 p.m. – Faysal walks into the bedroom to comfort a moping Haleigh. She’s upset with him for acting so conflicted about his decision, but he just doesn’t want to upset Kaitlyn. I’m so over the whining in this episode! Now Faysal is talking to Kaitlyn. She tells him she believes he will do the right thing. Kaitlyn gets upset and asks Faysal if he also promised Haleigh he would use the Veto on her? She senses a vibrational shift in his energy and is absolutely gobsmacked to realize he may not use the Veto on her. Kaitlyn can’t believe he would betray her and puts him through a guilt trip, stating she threw the Veto competition for him. Then come more tears before Kaitlyn walks away.

8:59 p.m. – Tyler runs up to Sam’s room in a state of paranoia to ensure she nominates Rockstar as the replacement. She won’t give him a straight answer, which appears to rattle him a bit. At the Veto meeting, Faysal decides to use the Power of Veto on Haleigh. Sam then flirts with the idea of nominating JC. He talks her out of it and she decides to put up Rockstar. Sam then lets everyone know that whoever is evicted has a chance to come back into the house. Kaitlyn is ready to play the game dirty and get rid of Faysal.

SEE Who should get evicted from #BB20 on July 26 – Kaitlyn or Rockstar?

9:00 p.m. – Will Kaitlyn or Rockstar be evicted? And will they win a chance to return to the game and wreak havoc on the houseguests who evicted them? We will find out Thursday!

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