‘Big Brother 20’ spoilers: Here’s all the drama that went down at the Week 4 Veto ceremony

And you thought last week’s eviction ceremony was great. “Big Brother 20” served up a wild Veto ceremony Monday that we pray won’t be edited down for Wednesday’s broadcast — because someone else nearly went on the block.

After Faysal won the Veto — and stupidly promised both Haleigh and Kaitlyn he would use it on them — Sam had hinted that she would put up Rockstar as the replacement nominee. And while that did happen, it was a circuitous route to get there. Faysal took down Haleigh, prompting Sam to launch into a speech about her “best friend” JC before revealing the replacement nom, according to various recaps of the ceremony on the feeds afterward. But as soon as he heard her say his name, fearing he’d be put up, JC interrupted Sam, who ostensibly had a live change of heart.

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“I can’t believe he literally goes, ‘I don’t think that’s a good idea,’ and she was like, ‘OK’ and puts up [Rockstar],” Bayleigh said to Rachel, who pointed out that Sam has called practically everyone in the house her best friend.

“He sounded like he was desperate,” Rachel added. “You could hear it in his voice. He was like wondering.”

After the ceremony, Sam joined Kaitlyn and Rockstar in a (separate) cry-fest, because she felt bad she almost nominated four people and would rather be on the block than be HOH. When she and JC hashed it out later, Sam tried to explain her actions, claiming that she was “never actually going to put [JC] up there” and using her Bonus Life Power App, which gives the evictee a chance to return and will automatically be invoked this week, as a cover.

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“Everybody knows how much I love you, everybody knows that you are my best friend. This nomination is because the eviction is not final. The eviction is a second chance. I offered it to somebody that I really care about, but not really,” Sam said, with that “somebody” meaning JC. “I needed you to be surprised, I needed it to be real. You are a good actor, but I needed it to be.”

“You looked at me and throw my name,” JC said. “Literally my whole brain went numb.”

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“It was to soften the blow,” Sam said. “It was to make it more like a gift, ’cause in some ways it is.” (Weird logic, but OK.)

To make it up to JC, Sam promised that if she has to break a 5-5 tie vote on Thursday, she’ll vote out his target. “Between me and you, to repay you by surprising you and freaking you the f— out, I promise if it is a tie I will break it and send Kaitlyn,” she said.

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