In one of the most epic “Big Brother” speeches of all time, Head of Household Angela Rummans told Bayleigh Dayton, “Your power trip is over, honey,” before nominating her for eviction. Angela accused Bayleigh of being the hacker who messed with her HOH reign, when in reality it was Haleigh Broucher. Despite Bayleigh denying she was the hacker, it was too little, too late and she was put on the block next to Rockstar Lantry. Was Queen Bay or Rockstar evicted live on Thursday night? And how did the next HOH competition play out?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 20, Episode 20 to find out what happened Thursday, August 9 at 9/8c. 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.
9:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘Big Brother’!” In Wednesday’s 19th episode Tyler Crispen put his trust in Angela when he voluntarily threw the Veto competition, choosing a trip to Hawaii over the medallion. Angela made good on her promise to take Tyler off the block and replace him with Bayleigh, simultaneously accusing Bayleigh of being the hacker. How will Bayleigh react to the false accusations? And will Haleigh admit that she was the true hacker? Let’s find out!
9:10 p.m. – Following the Veto meeting Haleigh is shocked that Angela is so confident that Bayleigh is the hacker. Bayleigh asked Tyler if he wanted to talk. He accused her of being the hacker and she doesn’t understand why he’s being disrespectful to her. Tyler openly tells Bayleigh he’s voting to evict her. Haleigh and Bayleigh go and talk in the bedroom. Haleigh feels terrible but doesn’t want to admit she’s actually the hacker. In the middle of the night, a large man dressed as “Instagranny”wakes up Brett Robinson to make him wait on her hand and foot as his punishment “prize” from the Veto competition. He must do whatever she says for 24 hours. Much to the delight of JC Mounduix, Brett gives everyone a “workout show” wearing a speedo in the backyard.
9:15 p.m. – Bayleigh is talking to Haleigh about who could possibly be the hacker. Bayleigh wonders if someone just wants to make her suffer and Haleigh feels awful. She’s conflicted about whether or not to share her secret. She knows it would be a bad game move to admit that she’s the hacker, but as a person she wants to do the right thing.
9:20 p.m. – Overcome with guilt, Haleigh tells Bayleigh that she’s the hacker and didn’t intentionally want anything bad to happen to her. She confessed that she wanted to take a shot at Tyler but never thought Bayleigh would take the blame. Bayleigh cries, but gives Haleigh a hug and says it was “okay.” Bayleigh is pissed. She’s not pissed at Haleigh, but by the fact that everyone was so quick to blame her. Haleigh says she’s going to tell everyone and risk her game.
9:25 p.m. – Haleigh calls a house meeting in the living room. After everyone sits down, Haleigh tells them that several people owe Bayleigh an apology because she was the hacker. She said it was her only opportunity to make a move so she took it. She then threw Tyler under the bus and said he suggested Bayleigh backdoor Angela last week. Tyler laughed and denied it. Then Bayleigh went absolutely nuclear. Tyler and Bayleigh went back and forth in an epic argument while Angela got up and walked away. Bayleigh must have bit her tongue because her mouth is literally full of blood while she’s screaming. Sam Bledsoe and Haleigh comfort Bayleigh. Meanwhile, Angela calls Tyler upstairs, clearly unwavering in her support of him.
9:33 p.m. – It’s time for the live vote and eviction! Rockstar gives a lame, pointless speech to save herself. Queen Bay took the high road and apologized to Tyler for yelling and said “Julie, I’ll see you in a second girl!” So who did the hacker (Haleigh) prevent from voting tonight? Tyler. Tyler looks so annoyed! He clearly doesn’t like losing his control in the house. Let’s see how the votes play out. Everyone voted to evict Bayleigh except Sam, who threw in a rogue vote for Rockstar. By a vote of 6-1, Bayleigh is heading to the jury!
9:55 p.m. – It’s time for the live HOH competition! Since Angela is the outgoing HOH she is not eligible to compete. In tonight’s game, players will face off two at a time. They will be shown a long hashtag and three photos. Their goal is to decipher the hashtag and buzz in with the correct photo. JC and Sam were chosen to play first by random draw. JC won, eliminating Sam. JC then chose Rockstar and Tyler to play. Tyler rang in first, but he was incorrect so he was eliminated. Rockstar chose Kaycee and Brett to play. Kaycee rang in first, but she was incorrect so she was eliminated. Brett chose Haleigh and Faysal Shafaat to play. Fessy answered incorrectly and eliminated himself. Haleigh chose Scottie and Brett to play. Brett answered correctly and eliminated Scottie. He then chose Haleigh and Rockstar to play. Haleigh answered correctly, eliminating Rockstar. JC and Brett faced off next. Brett answered incorrectly and eliminated himself. The final round is Haleigh vs. JC. Haleigh rang in first and she is correct! Haleigh is the new HOH! She’s on a roll!
9:59 p.m. – Now that Haleigh is the HOH, will she continue to target Tyler? Will Tyler unleash his own power and put himself in the cloud, preventing her from nominating him? And will this week’s new hacker sabotage Haleigh’s plans? So many possibilities! So much drama! We will find out all the answers next week on “Big Brother”!
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