‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’ double eviction recap: Final 3 emerge after 2 players go home [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Monday night on “Celebrity Big Brother” was the first (and only) double eviction episode of Season 3. That meant two people left the house and had one-on-one conversations with Julie Chen Moonves throughout the evening. The proceedings started with the Final 5 competing for the Power of Veto. Head of Household Todrick Hall had just put Lamar Odom and Todd Bridges on the chopping block, so the pressure was on both of them (and potential replacement nominee Cynthia Bailey) to win the competition and save themselves. Then, after the first eviction, there was an HOH comp, a second Veto challenge, and another live eviction. So emerged as the Final 3 by the end of the night?

Below, read our minute-by-minute “Celebrity Big Brother” recap of Season 3, Episode 14 to find out what happened Monday, February 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite “CBB” 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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9:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’!” In Sunday’s episode, the house reacted to losing fan-fave contestant Carson Kressley. Todd, Lamar and Cynthia made a plan to win HOH and nominate the power duo of Todrick and Miesha, but that got thwarted when Todrick won his first Head of Household comp of the season. In a memorable nominations ceremony, Todrick declared his noms while acting as an over-the-top, fabulous persona named Sarah Mony (get it?). Which two players will go home in tonight’s double eviction? Let’s go!

9:05 p.m. – After nominations, Todrick and Miesha were still convinced that Todd was a much bigger threat at future comps than Cynthia and Lamar and needed to go home this week. Having worked with Todd previously, they did think that maybe he was mad at them for targeting him, but all they could see is “the end of the road.” Elsewhere, Todd, Lamar and Cynthia discussed how they should have banded together earlier and Todd opened up that he did think they could have at least given him a heads up about his nomination. He said that they tricked him to get rid of Carson and Lamar was tempted to say “I told you so.”

9:12 p.m. – At one point during the last few days Todrick went around the house singing about his HOH reign which rubbed Lamar and Todd the wrong way because he wasn’t being a “gracious winner.” The two friends were bummed to be on the block together, but asked each other to only save themselves and not the other.

9:18 p.m. – For the “must win” Veto competition, the five houseguests went head to head in “Celebrity Luge.” In rounds they had to slide on a luge, trying to get closer to a target than their opponent or face elimination. The last one standing would win. In random draw, Miesha faced Cynthia in the first round. Cynthia’s laying down strategy didn’t work and so Miesha won. Miesha chose Todd and Todrick to face off next. Both guys delayed their take off and because Todd set off first, he managed to win. The next round defaulted to Miesha vs. Lamar to determine who would go against Todd in the final round. In a close race, Miesha was able to take out Lamar for the chance to face Todd. In the final round, Miesha got within 1.14 seconds of the target time and Todd got within .31 seconds to get the win!

9:33 p.m. – With the Veto in Todd’s hands, Todd was obviously proud he was safe and Lamar was surprisingly happy to remain on the block because it meant that at the very least Todrick and Miesha weren’t getting their way. Cynthia was in the worst position, knowing that she’d be the replacement nominee, but hoped that they’d see Lamar as the bigger threat to their success.

9:37 p.m. – Cynthia and Todd discussed what their plan should be for the next week. Todd said that they should try to sit in the finals with Miesha over Todrick because the jury is more likely to not want to vote for Miesha. Later, Todrick touched base with Todd to see who he wants to send home between Cynthia and Lamar. Todd said he doesn’t care and that if he wins HOH next he’s going to put both Todrick and Miesha up together. But Todrick and Miesha knew that in the final four it’s the Veto that matters and it is unlikely that Todd could beat them twice in a row (for HOH and POV).

9:44 p.m. – At the live Veto meeting, Todd removed himself from the block and Todrick replaced his spot with Cynthia, as expected.

9:50 p.m. – In his pitch to stay, Lamar said that the chips will “fall where they may.” Cynthia pointed out that she’s already made it farther in the game than she expected to and she’s proud of that. In the diary room, Miesha cast her vote to evict Lamar and Todd cast his vote to evict Cynthia. That left the decision in Todd’s hands to cast the tie-breaking vote to evict Lamar.

9:54 p.m. – Lamar told Julie that he was mentally prepared to leave tonight, guessing that they didn’t want to face him in the final two in front of the jury. Julie asked if he thought he had an ally, and Lamar said no but that was mostly his plan because he didn’t want to have to cut anyone’s throat at the end. He also revealed that part of his bond with Todd was that he asked him to be his sober coach, inspired by the 30 years of sobriety Todd has lived.

10:08 p.m. – After surprising the final four with the double eviction announcement, Miesha, Todd and Cynthia got set in the backyard for their next HOH comp. In rounds, they were shown movie posters and then listened to recordings of people talking about the movies with the intention of rinding in first with the correct answer of which movie poster they were describing. Todd earned the point in round 1 and round 2, Miesha got the point in round 3, Cynthia got the point in round 4 and round 5, Miesha got the point in round 6. After the first six rounds it was a three-way tie for a decisive round 7. That round went to Miesha for a come-from-behind win, solidifying her place on finale night.

10:20 p.m. – As the new Head of Household, Miesha nominated Cynthia and Todd for eviction, saving Todrick from the block initially as expected.

10:29 p.m. – For the final Veto comp of the season, the final four competed in “Frozen in Time” to answer a question with a number by rolling a ball down a tilting ramp and landing it as close to the correct number as possible. The results of the nine rounds of the comp were: Miesha and Todrick a point in round 1, Todrick got a point in round 2, Todrick and Cynthia got a point in round 3, Miesha and Todrick got a point in round 4, Todd got a point in round 5, Miesha got a point in round 6, Todrick got a point in round 7, Miesha got a point in round 8, and Miesha got a point in round 9. That resulted in a tie between Miesha and Todrick with 5 each. To break the tie, Julie asked “In seconds, how long was the first HOH competition from the official start until Miesha won?” Miesha answered 1122 seconds and Todrick answered 1750 seconds, but the correct answer was 999 seconds which meant Miesha won.

10:44 p.m. – At the second live Veto meeting of the night, Miesha continued to protect Todrick by keeping her nominations the same.

10:48 p.m. – In her pitch, Cynthia gave props to the strength of Todrick and Miesha in the competition white Todd told Todrick played the best game out of everyone and congratulated him. Todrick was the sole vote to evict and he decided to send Todd home and give Cynthia the third spot in the finale.

10:52 p.m. – Todd told Julie that he meant what he said about Todrick playing the best game, explaining that he’s “worked the entire house” by getting to know everyone. Todd felt betrayed by Miesha and Todrick at first, but he accepted that they had to get rid of him because he was winning comps against them. Julie wanted to know if laying low was his strategy at the start and Todd said that it was and he was always listening to what people were saying. He also said that it was the toughest thing for him to do because he’s so stuck in his ways and it was hard being away from all of his things.

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