‘Big Brother 22’ episode 3 recap: Did the Veto save Keesha Smith or Kevin Campbell on August 12? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Big Brother 22” is just a week old, but we already have our first two targets for eviction: Keesha Smith and Kevin Campbell. These fan-faves from Season 10 and Season 11, respectively, found themselves on the block after Cody Calafiore won the Head of Household competition. Cody originally hoped to nominate Kaysar Ridha and Janelle Pierzina for eviction, but the dynamic duo was protected thanks to the Safety Suite twist. Did Wednesday’s Veto save either Keesha or Kevin from the block? If so, who did the HOH nominate in their place?

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Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother: All-Stars” recap of Season 22, Episode 3 to find out what happened Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite houseguests on CBS’s 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 second episode, Cody had his sights set on nominating “BB” legends Kaysar and Janelle. But his plans were derailed when Kaysar won the Safety Suite challenge and brought along Janelle as his plus-one. (Janelle now has to wear a yellow star costume as a punishment.) Feeling in danger, Kevin initiated an awkward conversation with Cody, but it was all for nought as he ended up on the block anyway. Will the Veto competition shake up this week’s nominations? Let’s go!

8:05 p.m. — Following the nomination ceremony, Cody confesses he has nominated Keesha and Kevin because he doesn’t have a solid relationship with either. Nicole Franzel was hoping Janelle and Kaysar were nominated because she doesn’t trust Nicole, but they are in the safety suite. Meanwhile, Kevin is embarrassed to be on the block this early, but he’s determined to put his feeling in a box and work his way out of this. Cody tells Kevin he’s safe this week and Kevin is hopeful but not sold.

8:08 p.m. — Kaysar and Janelle feel bad that Keesha is on the block, but they knew if they weren’t in the Safety Suite they’d both be on the block instead. Keesha heads up to the HOH room to chat with Cody and breaks the ice by telling him he smells good. Awkward. This whole conversation is awkward actually and Cody swears to Keesha that he has no target, but in the Diary Room he seems adamant he wants Keesha to go. The vibe is clear and Keesha knows she has to win the Veto to stay in the house.

8:10 p.m. — Kaysar is telling Da’Vonne Rogers she seems more relaxed this season and she tells him she’s simply a different person. Kaysar confesses that his first time on the show was uncomfortable because he didn’t want to be the poster child for Iraqi citizens. Kaysar is unhappy with where we are as a society and is getting pretty deep and emotional about all the unrest in America. It brings him to tears and Da’Vonne and Nicole Anthony choke up as well.

8:13 p.m.Tyler Crispin says he didn’t walk in with a plan to hop in a bunch of alliances, but he’s failing. It’s the reason he lost his season and he doesn’t seem to have learned his lesson. You can’t win if you’ve burned the entire jury! There is a clip reel of Tyler making deals with about everyone in the house and he knows he’s making the same mistake he did the first time. Speaking of making the same mistake twice, Enzo Palumbo has committed to going the final two with Cody, even though when he entered the game he said his mistake last time was going to the end with better physical competitors than himself. Regardless, these Jersey boys can’t deny their connection. Cody tells Enzo he wants to keep Kevin, but Enzo seems more interested in keeping Keesha. Cody now has final two deals with both Nicole and Enzo.

8:22 p.m.Ian Terry is talking about being on the autism spectrum, but he doesn’t let it define him. He’s incredibly intelligent and won “Big Brother,” but other houseguests are telling him what a great example he is. Nicole A. loves Ian so he would be wise to work with her, they could make a great pair in this game. Downstairs, Kevin is searching for anyone willing to help him in this Veto competition. He targets Enzo and David Alexander in the bathroom, but is frequently interrupted by toilet flushes and bathroom breaks. Neither of them commit to using the Veto on Kevin even though they both like him. Next, Kevin sets his sights on Ian, who pretty much shuts down the conversation immediately. Kevin is totally lost.

8:25 p.m. — It’s time to pick players for the Veto competition! Only six people will participate. Cody, Keesha and Kevin will each pull a chip to determine the three other players: Tyler (drawn by Cody), Enzo (Houseguest Choice chosen by Kevin) and Ian (drawn by Keesha). Keesha was hoping to draw Janelle or Kaysar because she knows players from the older seasons will stick together.

8:31 p.m. — It’s time for the Veto competition! There are fruits and vegetables all over and it looks like a giant farmer’s market. There are six giant bananas with saddles that the players will have to rock back and forth 20 times. Upon completion, they have 90 seconds to grab as much “produce” as possible. To get more time, they’ll have to hop on the banana and rock some more time on the clock. They have a total of 30 minutes to compete and the player who finishes with the biggest stack of “produce” will win the Power of Veto. The “produce” are wooden pieces of fruits and vegetables players have to stack without them falling down.

8:39 p.m. — Cody, Keesha and Kevin are all gunning for this Veto for obvious reasons. Production gives us a hilarious slow-motion clip of Enzo riding the banana to some sensual music. At this point, it appears that nobody wants to throw this competition. With half the competition behind them, players’ stacks just keep crashing. After lapses in concentration, both Cody and Ian time out. With a solid stack of 18 pieces, Enzo buzzes in and leaves Keesha, Kevin and Tyler in the game chasing him. At one point, Kevin had 19 pieces but he didn’t want to stop while Keesha was still in the game. Then he royally screwed up by letting the clock run out, eliminating himself from the game. Time runs out and with a score of 18, Enzo wins the Power of Veto! Keesha and Kevin are crushed, but Cody is thrilled his boy Enzo came out with the win.

8:46 p.m. — Nicole F. and Ian have a tight bond because they’re the only former winners and have known each other for years. They form a final two deal, but Ian doesn’t know that Nicole’s true loyalty is to Cody. Kevin has another awkward conversation with Enzo to plead for Veto consideration. Enzo says he’ll talk to Cody. Kevin looks so desperate, this is uncomfortable to watch. Get it together Kevin! It’s one thing to play hard, but you have to give off at least an ounce of confidence. Cody wants Kevin to stay in the game, but he doesn’t want to pull Kevin off the block. Cody is sincere about his desire to work with Kevin, but Kevin is acting so pathetic he basically offers his life to Cody. At this point, Cody just doesn’t want to get more blood on his hands by putting another player on the block.

8:55 p.m. — Da’Vonne and Bayleigh Dayton form a bond and commit to helping each other reach the final two. The “Black Girl Magic” alliance has been born. Enzo spots Nicole F. and Ian in the bathroom in the middle of the night. He immediately runs upstairs to snitch. Neither him nor Cody trust Ian and now they’re considering using the Veto and putting Ian on the block.

8:59 p.m. — It’s time for the Veto ceremony! Enzo has decided not to use the Power of Veto. This Veto meeting is adjourned. Either Keesha or Kevin will become the first player eliminated from Season 22 on Thursday night. Kevin is nervous but is hopeful Cody and Enzo will swing the votes in his favor. Keesha is working on charming the pants off everyone to secure her spot. Da’Vonne assures us “a storm is coming” from the Diary Room and that’s a wrap for tonight!

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