‘Big Brother’ 20 episode 9 recap: Who did Scottie Salton nominate for eviction on July 15? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Scottie Salton had quite the wild week in the “Big Brother” house, going from the eviction block to being saved by the Veto and then winning the third Head of Household competition. Now that this 26-year-old shipping manager from Chicago, IL is running the reality TV show, who did he choose to nominate for eviction? Since Scottie’s not an official member of either of the two dominating alliances — Level 6 or FOUTTE — that means the third week inside the “Big Brother” house could become the most unpredictable week so far.

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Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 20, Episode 9 to find out what happened Sunday, July 15 at 8/7c. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite houseguests, 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 Thursday’s live episode Chris “Swaggy C” Williams was evicted by an 8-4 vote over Winston Hines, just as Gold Derby predicted. With Tyler Crispen‘s Level 6 alliance + Kaitlyn Herman running the house for the first two weeks, fans are definitely in for a surprise now that a floater has been named HOH. Since Scottie voted to evict Swaggy, does that mean he’s now more likely to side with Tyler’s group going forward? It’s time to find out!

8:02 p.m. – So apparently Scottie flipped his vote to evict Swaggy because it caused paranoia and that’s his longterm strategy. At the end of the day, he felt like he was at the bottom of the FOUTTE alliance and needed to make a power move in order to climb up the ladder a bit.

8:04 p.m. – Immediately after the eviction, Hailegh Broucher and Rockstar Lantry are suspicious of Scottie as the unexpected vote against Swaggy. There were supposed to be five votes to keep him, but because there were only four it’s going to be a mystery to discover for sure who was the one that flipped. Later, Rockstar touches base with Faysal Shafaat and they deduce that Scottie must have planned wearing a Swaggy t-shirt knowing that he was voting him out. The revelation makes them consider that he’s an “evil mastermind,” but Fessy is still suspicious of Haleigh as the possible flip. Is this going to create a huge fracture in the FOUTTE alliance?

8:08 p.m. – The reason that Fessy specifically is so upset about the flip of the vote is that if Scottie was the one to do it then it could mean that as HOH, Scottie’s nominations could go against the FOUTTE alliance if he’s working with Level 6. To shine some light on the situation he has a discussion with Kaitlyn, but learns that she didn’t know Scottie was the one to flip so either Scottie is working as a rogue agent or was even keeping the previous HOH in the dark about his vote. As a viewer, it’s kind of inexplicable why Scottie made the move he did, but it does seem to be creating the chaos that he intended with it. Luckily he’s the HOH and won’t have to immediately own up to it or worry about the repercussions.

8:14 p.m. – So according to Winston, the “bro alliance” between him and Brett Robinson is part genuine and part strategy to make everyone think that they’re just a bunch of dorks who aren’t taking the game seriously. Unfortunately that isn’t working on Scottie who sees them as the power couple on that side of the house that needs to be broken up. In order to set his nominations up, Scottie creates a plan to ask the entire house privately about the Steve vs. Sam vote and who is the biggest threat in the house. His plan is that regardless of what people actually say, he’s going to tell people that everyone else said Brett and Winston’s names.

8:18 p.m. – In Tyler’s conversation with Scottie, after all the members of Level 6 are thrown under the bus he attempts to throw Rockstar’s name out there as a threat, but Scottie doesn’t bite and in order to not implicate himself in the Level 6 group Tyler has to keep a low profile and not defend them too much.

8:21 p.m. – One of the big issues for Scottie is that he thinks Winston lied to him about the vote to evict Steve. In her conversation with Scottie, Sam told him that the reason she voted Swaggy out is because she knew for a fact that Winston voted to save her over Steve. The problem is that Winston was dead set on taking that lie to Scottie to the grave, but now Sam has told him the truth and so he’s in deep water.

8:28 p.m. – In a chat with Brett, Haleigh and Rockstar are thrown under the bus again but with regard to last week when Scottie was thrown up as a pawn. Brett is making the case that his own alliance said he was expendable and that he is one of the few people that actually has his back. Scottie sees right through his crap, but also acknowledges that his charisma is off the charts and he’s pretty convincing. I’m actually really impressed with how smart and observant Scottie is! It’s funny that so many think he’s a floater when he’s got a really good grasp on the game.

8:36 p.m. – It’s time for the final App Store installment with two additional houseguests receiving a prize–one getting the power app and another getting the crap app. Sam and Tyler already have power apps and Rachel and Fessy already got crap apps. Most in the house know that Sam won the first power app, but as far as a I know no one knows that Tyler got the second one.

8:38 p.m. – This week the crap app fell into the hands of… Haleigh! For her crap app she chose “Read It!” requiring her to read from “Hamlet” every time it’s asked of her and the punishment will continue until she’s finish the book. Sounds awful, but the great thing about the crap app is that it gives the rest of the house the impression that you’re not a threat and hopefully keeps you off of their radar for nominations.

8:41 p.m. – The final power app was given to… Bayleigh Dayton! From the remaining available options she chose “Identity Theft” allowing her to steal the identity of an HOH at a nomination ceremony. That allows her to secretly make the nominations at the ceremony (but not at the Veto meeting) instead of the ones that they choose, and it’s good up until the final 8. That’s huuuuuuuuuge. Omg. I… don’t even know what to say.

8:49 p.m. – Because Sam’s power app is only good up through the fourth week and automatically works on the fourth week, she feels like she needs to come clean about the power and ask for advice. She reaches out to Tyler and Kaycee Clark for advice, disclosing to them in full what the power is and suggesting that they use it to their advantage this week rather than allowing it to go to whoever (still unknown) is evicted next week. Is Sam’s power the ticket to saving Level 6 from losing a number this week?

8:56 p.m. – At the nomination ceremony Scottie revealed that he’s put Brett and Winston on the chopping block. In his speech to them he clarified that it was “clear logic” based on their strong relationship and that he doesn’t think he can beat them later in the game. The most interesting thing about the ceremony though is Sam’s reaction, one of exasperation in the sense that now she has a tough decision to potentially make this week. Winston and Brett are both determined to win the veto so that one of them is for sure saved and they can work the house to save the other. Can they do it? The odds are stacked against them, and to be honest I’m not sure they have as much pull in the house as they (or Scottie for that matter) think they do so we’ll see!

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