‘Big Brother 23’ episode 10 recap: Was Brent or Britini evicted on July 29? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Heading into the third eviction episode of “Big Brother,” Brent Champagne had no idea he was potentially about to be blindsided by his closest allies. The Rhode Island flight attendant believed that his block-mate Britini D’Angelo was about to be evicted, however the entire house had set a plan in motion to send him home instead. Head of Household Xavier Prather, Veto holder Christian Birkenberger and wildcard winner Tiffany Mitchell all helped carry out that plan, which meant Brent needed a miracle in order to survive Thursday night. So who ended up having a one-on-one meeting with Julie Chen Moonves at the end of the hour?

Below, read our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 23, Episode 10 to find out what happened Wednesday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite “BB23” houseguests on CBS’s reality TV show, who annoys you the most and who you think will ultimately join the “Big Brother” winners list. Here are the current team breakdowns:

JOKERS: Azah Awasum, Britini D’Angelo, Derek Frazier

ACES: Whitney Williams, Brent Champagne, Derek Xiao, Hannah Chaddha

KINGS: Christian Birkenberger, Alyssa Lopez, Xavier Prather, Sarah Beth Steagall

QUEENS: Claire Rehfuss, Kyland Young, Tiffany Mitchell

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8:00 p.m. — “Previously on ‘Big Brother’!” In the ninth episode, Britini cried over being nominated for the second week in a row, while Brent refused to believe he was actually the “pawn” that HOH Xavier claimed he was. Both nominees gave it their all in the dizzy bowling Veto competition, but Christian ultimately prevailed and chose not to use the power. Will Brent or Britini be evicted later tonight? Let’s go!

8:05 p.m. — Julie welcomes us by saying, “Brent is excited for the first big blindside of the summer. Unfortunately, it’s going to be on him!” I think this may be the first time Julie has outright told us who is going to be sent packing before the votes are counted, no matter how obvious it may be.

8:10 p.m. — Following the Veto meeting, Christian confirms he hopes to help Xavier’s plan to evict Brent go flawlessly. Britini plans to lay low and Brent can’t wait to laugh at Xavier when he stays in the house by a 6-5 vote. He’s convinced the Aces and Queens will all vote for him to stay since they formed an alliance called the Mafia a few days ago. Everyone but Brent knows this alliance is fake. Brent heads up to discuss his plans with Derek X. and Kyland, telling them that after Britini goes home, they have to win HOH and throw Christian and Xavier on the block. Later, Brent nearly overhears Hannah talking to Derek X. about Brent’s eviction. He didn’t, but what’s more important is that Hannah was trying to plot her and Derek X.’s next move after the house targets are all gone. Who does Hannah want to target next?

8:15 p.m. — Big D. is convinced Xavier is a lawyer, and he’s right! But Xavier wants his Cookout teammate to “shut the hell up” about it because he doesn’t want people suspicious of him. Next, Brent heads over to have an awkward conversation with Alyssa which leads her to run to the HOH room and tell everyone else how uncomfortable he makes her. Then Brent talks to Whitney, who gives him advice that he should watch how he talks to people. He’s not interested in her advice and calls his strategy “amazing.” I want to think Brent might just be getting a bad edit, but it really does seem like the guy is just a complete tool.

8:25 p.m. — The Aces (minus Brent) meet up to discuss who should go home after Brent. Hannah and Whitney both agree two members in the Kings alliance have to be nominated to help balance out the numbers. Derek X. is in the Royal Flush alliance (unbeknownst to Whitney and Hannah) so he doesn’t want to be the one to take that shot. Meanwhile, Alyssa and Christian tell Derek X. they want Whitney sent packing. Derek X. starts to question his alliance because if he goes along with them, his team of Aces will be down to just two players, while the Kings will still have four. Is Derek X. about to go rogue? In comes Tiffany. Despite her Royal Flush alliance, Tiffany wants a King gone as well, particularly Christian or Alyssa. The Royal Flush alliance might be crumbling. Derek X. tells Tiffany and Claire that if they throw the HOH comp to Whitney, she would take a shot at the Kings for them. That way, someone outside the Royal Flush can take the shot so Derek X., Tiffany or Claire won’t be blamed. The rest of the Royal Flush is hellbent on targeting Whitney and throwing up Hannah as a pawn.

8:35 p.m. — Since the first half of this episode was spent talking about what will happen NEXT week, it’s a foregone conclusion that Brent is certainly still the target. But let’s count the votes! Julie gives Britini and Brent the opportunity to address their fellow houseguests before the live vote and eviction. Britini gives a passionate speech about how she will be everyone’s sunshine on their darkest days, blah, blah, blah. Brent says some pretty forgettable stuff, but acknowledges that if nothing else, they had fun. One at a time, the houseguests head to the Diary Room to evict Brent by a vote of 11-0. He gives everyone an awkward hug goodbye and heads out to meet with Julie.

8:55 p.m. — With another eviction in the books, it’s time to crown a new HOH. As the outgoing HOH, Xavier is not eligible to compete. The competition is called “Pier Pressure” and they are playing with their teams. There will be a race to complete a surfboard puzzle, but only one player may participate at a time for 25 seconds. If the clock expires on any turn, the entire team will be eliminated. The HOH will be the player on the winning team who puts the final puzzle piece in place. The Kings win with Christian taking the reign as the new HOH!

8:59 p.m. — Christian’s HOH win couldn’t have come at a better time for the Kings, who were sure to be targeted this week if anyone else won. Will he move forward with his plan to target Whitney? Or possibly Hannah? The final wildcard competition will take place on Sunday and Julie assures us that the winner will have the opportunity to keep themselves safe, while putting others at risk. We will find out who the nominees are on Sunday, August 1.

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