‘Big Brother’ 20 episode 19 recap: Did the Veto save either Tyler or Rockstar on August 8? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Tyler Crispen, our frontrunner to winBig Brother” Season 20, got a taste of being on the block this week when the show’s first-ever Hacker Comp winner Haleigh Broucher secretly nominated him for eviction. Haleigh removed her buddy Scottie Salton from the block and replaced him with Tyler, who applauded the mysterious hacker for making the savvy game move. Was Tyler or his fellow nominee Rockstar Lantry saved by Wednesday’s Power of Veto? If so, who did Head of Household Angela Rummans nominate in their place?

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Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 20, Episode 19 to find out what happened Wednesday, August 8 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’!” In Sunday’s 18th episode the remaining 11 houseguests competed in the Hacker Comp, a new challenge that rewards its winner with three powers: to replace a nominee, to pick a Veto player and to steal a vote. Haleigh was the inaugural champ of this competition, and she used it to put Tyler on the block because she smartly saw him as somebody playing both sides. How will the house react to the hacker twist? And who will win tonight’s Veto? Let’s find out!

8:08 p.m. – Tyler is furious after after the hacker anonymously puts him on the block. He’s determined to find out who is responsible. Haleigh seems to be the only one who realizes he’s running the entire house, but is denying to everyone that she’s responsible. Rockstar is certain Scottie is the hacker. Meanwhile, JC Mounduix asks Tyler the most ridiculous question of the season: “Did you win the competition and put yourself on the block?” Tyler is convinced Bayleigh Dayton is the person targeting him. JC runs up to the HOH room and tells Kaycee Clark and Angela that he thinks the hacker is Bayleigh. Angela agrees and now she plans to backdoor Bayleigh this week.

8:15 p.m. – Angela and Kaycee hatch a plan to trick Bayleigh into thinking she’s safe. Angela tells Bayleigh she doesn’t want to put another person on the block. Bayleigh believes the web of lies and even says it would be great if the hacker picked Kaycee to play in the Veto. Meanwhile, Haleigh is the one with the real power and she is trying to decide who she should choose to play in the Veto. She doesn’t want to raise any red flags on her or her alliance. Bayleigh tells Haleigh that Kaycee would be the smartest person to choose because she’s never played in the Veto competition.

8:20 p.m. – It’s time to pick players for the Veto competition! The Hacker has chosen Kaycee to play in the Veto. Surprise, surprise! Angela is now certain Bayleigh is the hacker. Next, Angela drew Scottie’s name and chose Brett Robinson to play. Basically, everyone playing other than Rockstar will take Tyler off the block. Ding Dong! Who arrives to host the Veto competition other than “Mr. Pectacular” himself, Jesse Godderz.

8:25 p.m. – In the “Space Pecs” competition, players will face off in a series of rounds. In each round, players race to generate the amount of “power” Jesse asks for. They do this by rolling a ball back and forth over a double sided ramp, earning one energy point each time it successfully goes over the top. If they drop their ball at any time, their score goes back to zero. The last person to generate the required power in each round will be eliminated. After they are eliminated they will receive a gift. Players eliminated later will have the option to keep their gift or trade it in for the gift of a previously eliminated player.

8:35 p.m. – Scottie finished first place in the first round and Rockstar was eliminated. For her prize, Rockstar received the Golden Power of Veto, which will obviously be stolen later. In round two, Kaycee finished first and Angela was eliminated. For her gift, she received “Jessie’s Fitness and Food Program,” which she promptly traded in for the Veto. Brett won round three and Kaycee was eliminated. For her prize, she won a trip to Hawaii! Scottie won round four and Brett was eliminated, by just one point! For his prize, Brett won a “health nut costume.” He traded it for Kaycee’s trip to Hawaii. Tyler tries to strike a deal with Scottie at this point, but Scottie wants to win! Scottie promises Tyler he will save him anyways.

8:45 p.m. – It’s the final round of the Veto competition and Scottie and Tyler are in a fierce battle. It will take 100 points to win the final round. Scottie says he refuses to leave without the Veto around his neck. But it is Tyler who pulls out the win after a valiant effort! Scottie’s prize was $5,000. He went to trade it for the Veto, but Angela promptly tells him she will keep him safe. Scottie relinquishes the Veto and keeps the money. Then, Tyler claims his first place prize: “Instagranny.” Angela pleads with Tyler to let her keep the power and promises she will use the Veto on him. To hide his alliance with Brett, Tyler steals the trip to Hawaii and lets Angela keep the Veto. Wow! That’s more trust than I would have had, but at least it’s warranted.

8:53 p.m. – Following the competition, Angela reassures Tyler he is safe. He trusts her “one million percent.” But they’re convinced they’re putting the hacker on the block. Nobody has any clue Haleigh is the hacker. And her power isn’t finished! She still gets to block someone’s vote on Thursday. Will it impact the game? Meanwhile, Kaycee got her “Health Nut” costume. Rockstar got a punishment costume of her own, but in addition, she is ordered to do spontaneous workouts.

8:55 p.m. – Bayleigh goes up to the HOH room to hold a conference with Angela. Bayleigh tells Angela to pull Tyler down, put up Scottie and send him home. Angela nods and smiles, knowing very well that she plans on sending Bayleigh packing this week.

8:59 p.m. – It’s time for the Veto meeting! As she promised, Angela used the Power of Veto on Tyler. She then shocks half of the house by nominating Queen Bay while accusing her of being the hacker! Bayleigh simply says, “I’m not the hacker” and looks shook! Angela then gives Bayleigh a dose of her own medicine with a few snarky remarks. Wowza! Haleigh feels extremely guilty and never thought Bayleigh would be a target. Bayleigh will most likely be sent home Thursday. Poor Faysal Shafaat, who received no air time tonight, sat on the couch with the same confused look on his face that he has every week. That’s a wrap for tonight!

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