‘Big Brother 22’ episode 18 recap: Did the Veto save one of Dani’s nominees on September 15? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

This week “Big Brother 22” aired its Veto episode on Tuesday instead of Wednesday (due to CBS’s broadcasting of the CMA Awards). During the exciting hour, Head of Household Dani Briones was forced to name a replacement nominee after David Alexander played his “Disruptor” power and declared himself safe. That meant Dani had to get blood on her hands, something she tried to avoid in the previous episode when she nominated two floaters, David and Kevin Campbell. Did the Power of Veto save anyone from the chopping block? If so, who’s the fourth houseguest that Dani had to nominate this week?

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Below, read our minute-by-minute “Big Brother: All-Stars” recap of Season 22, Episode 18 to find out what happened Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite houseguests on CBS’s long-running reality TV show, who annoys you the most and who you think will ultimately join the “Big Brother” winners list.

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8:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘Big Brother’!” In the 17th episode, the endurance HOH comp played out with Dani prevailing. She didn’t necessarily want to win this week because she felt safe with everyone in the house; the only person she wanted to beat was Tyler Crispen. After debating whether to nominate Tyler for playing too aggressively the previous week, Dani decided to make a final six deal with him instead, so up went Kevin and David. Unfortunately for her game, David is about to disrupt the entire house with his power. Let’s go!

8:05 p.m. — Following the nomination ceremony, Dani admits she would prefer David go home this week. Tyler doesn’t feel safe and feels like there could still be a plan to backdoor him. David is excited to use his disruptor power and force Dani to name another nominee. Predictably, Kevin is sulking in his current role of the pawn.

8:10 p.m. — David forces out some fake tears while Da’Vonne Rogers comforts him and encourages him to win the Veto. Meanwhile, Cody Calafiore and Enzo Palumbo are determined to keep the nominations the same because they know Dani would love to backdoor Tyler. Tyler going home would be bad for their game because he’s a good shield for them. Later in the HOH Room, Cody asks what powers were released in the house and Christmas Abbott and Dani play dumb. Then, everyone is called to the dining room because the “Disruptor” power has been unleashed. Dani panics, asking Nicole Franzel, “What am I gonna do?”

8:15 p.m. — Everyone gathers around the table while a villainous voice tells house David has been saved by the Disruptor power. David fake cries hysterically and nobody feels happy or sad for him. Dani panics and throws Tyler on the block. Da’Vonne’s jaw is on the floor and the entire house is just staring at Dani. Awkward! Rather than being excited to have a huge target sitting next to him, Kevin is scared that a comp beast like Tyler could win the Veto. Cody is upset with Dani for taking shots at someone in their own alliance.

8:20 p.m. — Dani immediately pulls Tyler into the HOH room and assures him she doesn’t want him gone. She says she panicked and thought Tyler had the best shot at winning the Veto. Tyler isn’t buying it because Dani just agreed to not go after him until the final six. Tyler’s upset even though he just told Dani a couple days ago that he will understand if he goes up on the block. Meanwhile, everyone soon realizes that David saved himself and finds it embarrassing that he’s running around asking who saved him. Why doesn’t he just own it? He even asks Tyler of all people! Da’Vonne doesn’t understand why he isn’t just bragging about this. Stop being weird, David!

8:20 p.m. — Dani pulls Christmas aside to assure her she’s not “trying to break up the band.” She tells Christmas that if someone else comes off the block, the only pawns they have the votes to save are Christmas or Memphis Garrett. Christmas isn’t happy with that option and doesn’t understand why Dani isn’t considering Ian Terry, Enzo or Da’Vonne. Christmas thinks Dani is being super shady! Not a good week for Dani.

8:25 p.m. — Nicole’s punishment is over. She can finally remove the giant “Sloptard” she’s wearing. Now, it’s time to pick players for the Veto competition! Joining Dani, Kevin and Tyler are: Da’Vonne (drawn by Dani), Ian (drawn by Tyler) and Enzo (drawn by Kevin). All of them appear determined to win this week. Dani tells Da’Vonne she wants nominations to stay the same and pleads with her to try and win. Da’Vonne assures Dani she won’t shake up the nominations.

8:35 p.m. — In this competition, players must stack miniature micro-brew cans into a tiny pyramid on a mini bar. They have to do this using a giant tweezers. The first to complete the task will win the Power of Veto. Dani has already nominated three people this week and does not want to put up a fourth. Kevin is tired of being a pawn and wants Dani to head to the pawn shop and find someone else to go up on the block. Tyler doesn’t feel safe and wants to save himself. Da’Vonne simply wants to keep herself safe this week, but winning her first competition would be nice as well! If Enzo wins, he plans to pull Tyler off the block.

8:40 p.m. — Da’Vonne appears to have found her rhythm and seems to be in the lead. Enzo is awful at this game! The funniest moment is probably when Tyler gets close to finishing, takes a deep breath to compose himself, exhales, and blows his entire stack over. LOL! This game looks incredibly frustrating. Each player seems to get close to the finish line before their beers come crashing down. Finally, Da’Vonne places her final can and wins the Power of Veto! She is thrilled to win her first competition and keep herself safe. Dani is hopeful Da’Vonne won’t use the Veto, but Kevin is hopeful she will save him.

8:50 p.m. — Kevin pulls Da’Vonne aside and congratulates her. He assures her that if she uses it on him he will remain indebted to her. Da’Vonne says if she uses it the house will see them as a duo and Dani will be upset with her. She tells Kevin that if she saves him and neither of them win the next HOH, they’re going on the block together next week. She says she’ll talk it over with Dani. Da’Vonne tells Dani she has no pact with Kevin, but she doesn’t want to throw away one of her numbers. She says she thinks herself, David and Kevin are about to be picked off by a huge alliance and she needs Kevin to stay. Dani is stressed out, but knows Da’Vonne is right. Next, Christmas tells her if Kevin comes off the block she needs to put up Ian or Enzo because they’re not in the alliance. Dani hates the idea of putting either of them up but she doesn’t want her own alliance to turn on her. Cody assures Tyler that there’s no chance Da’Vonne will save Kevin. Then Dani tells Cody that Da’Vonne is going to use the Veto and Cody can’t believe it. She says her only option will be to nominate Ian and she asks if Cody will be willing to vote out Tyler. Cody says he won’t vote to evict Tyler and Dani is upset because she doesn’t want Ian to go home on her watch.

8:59 p.m. — Dani breaks the news to Nicole that she’s going to have to nominate Ian. Nicole is upset, makes it about her and cries. Dani tells Da’Vonne that she can help her more than Kevin ever will. Kevin isn’t beneficial for Da’Vonne’s game. Da’Vonne says she knows Kevin won’t come after her and understands if Dani is upset about it. Dani tells Da’Vonne that she will be showing the house that she’s tight with Kevin. Da’Vonne doesn’t care what Dani thinks and finds it absurd that everyone can have a close ally in this house except her! She’s already an outcast and not part of their main alliance, so Da’Vonne throws caution to the wind and uses the Veto on Kevin! Dani stands at the front of the room, says she will campaign to evict Tyler this week and puts Ian on the block beside him. Most likely, despite what Dani just said, Ian will be heading home on Thursday.

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