‘Big Brother 23’ episode 7 recap: Was Britini or Frenchie evicted on July 22? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Heading into Thursday’s live eviction episode of “Big Brother,” Britini D’Angelo and Brandon “Frenchie” French had both been nominated for eviction by Head of Household Kyland Young. They had a chance to save themselves in the Power of Veto competition, but Derek Xiao claimed victory instead (his second consecutive Veto of the summer) and opted not to use it. That meant either Britini or Frenchie were about to be eliminated, so the Jokers would soon be losing a team member. How did the live eviction play out, and which houseguest ended the night with a one-on-one conversation with Julie Chen Moonves?

Below, read our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 23, Episode 7 to find out what happened Thursday, July 22 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: Brandon “Frenchie” French (Captain), Azah Awasum, Britini D’Angelo, Derek Frazier

ACES: Whitney Williams (Captain), Brent Champagne, Derek Xiao, Hannah Chaddha

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

QUEENS: Claire Rehfuss (Captain), Kyland Young, Tiffany Mitchell

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8:00 p.m. — “Previously on ‘Big Brother’!” In the sixth episode, Frenchie at first seemed like he wanted to give up the game after being nominated for eviction. But after a pep talk from fellow Jokers Derek F and Azah, he decided to keep fighting. Too little too late? Frenchie and Britini lost the Veto to Derek X, who chose to keep the nominations the same and not get any blood on his hands. Thus, either Britini or Frenchie are about to be evicted on live television. Time to see how tonight’s episode plays out!

8:10 p.m. — Following the Veto meeting, Kyland confirms he wants to see Frenchie go home. It will look good on his resume and build a lot of trust within the house. Britini knows she needs to keep a low profile to keep the target on Frenchie. The farmer begins his campaign with Big D, Tiffany and Sarah Beth. Big D tells Frenchie he needs to talk to the rest of the house if he doesn’t want to go home in a unanimous vote. Meanwhile, Britini is working on her rap game and hopes to drop some serious bars in tonight’s speech. I’m sure it will be a real highlight. Next, Frenchie sets his eyes on Xavier for some help this week. He doesn’t get much of a bite and moves on to ask for Brent’s loyalty. No dice. Azah seems to be the only one who thinks it would be better for her game if Frenchie stays.

8:20 p.m. — Kyland and Sarah Beth are cozied up in the HOH bed when she reveals it’s the anniversary of her father’s death. He died from COVID-19 one year ago and it’s an emotional moment for Sarah Beth. She’s grateful to feel so comfortable with Kyland and these two appear to have built a pretty strong bond in these two short weeks. Next, Kyland meets with each of the other teams to try to strike some deals, hoping they will keep him safe if they win the next HOH. The Aces sort of give him a blank stare and Derek X. is the only person on that team Kyland trusts. Next he meets with the Kings, who offer him safety immediately. This forms an alliance of the Kings and Queens, with Derek X. as the Ace up their sleeve. This new alliance plans to target Brent and Whitney next week. Then Kyland fills in his teammates, Claire and Tiffany, and they seem thrilled with the position they are in.

8:25 p.m. — While one side of the house is targeting Brent and Whitney, Brent makes it clear he is going after the girls. He tells Christian and Whitney that they need to target Britini, Azah, Tiffany, Sarah Beth and Claire. Whitney nods in agreement and Christian pretends he thinks Brent’s plan is a good one. Christian’s loyalty is to the Kings and Queens, not Brent and the Aces. It looks like this house is beginning to split!

8:35 p.m. — Frenchie or Britini? The Jokers are about to lose a teammate. It’s time for the second eviction of the summer. But first each nominee will have a final chance to sway votes with one final statement. Britini gives the cringeworthy rap we were expecting. Next, Frenchie keeps it sincere and says he hopes to keep playing this game. Then everyone hits the voting booth to evict Frenchie by a vote of 11-1. Big D was the sole vote to keep Frenchie in the house (likely a pity vote for his friend). It’s’ time for Frenchie to have a face-to-face with Julie.

8:55 p.m. — It’s time for a new HOH competition! As the outgoing HOH, Kyland is not eligible to compete. Recently, “Celebrity Big Brother” alum Tom Green took to the streets in Canada to chat it up with regular folks about “Big Brother.” The players will have to watch closely, because following each clip Julie will ask them a question about what they just saw. Whoever gets it incorrect will be immediately ejected from the contest. The last person standing after seven questions will be the new HOH! After the first question, Derek F., Britini, Brent, Christian and Tiffany are eliminated. After question two, Azah is eliminated. After question three, nobody is eliminated. After question four, Tiffany and Claire are eliminated. After question five, Derek X., Hannah, Sarah Beth and Alyssa are eliminated. Xavier is the new HOH!

8:59 p.m. — Xavier is HOH which means his fellow Kings Christian, Alyssa and Sarah Beth are safe as well. On Sunday we will learn if he targets the Aces or if he comes up with his own plan moving forward. We will also see the next Wildcard competition which Julie promises “could throw a monkey wrench into Xavier’s nomination plan.”

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