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Big Brother 23- Thursday Recap for 7/22/21

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Good Friday morning!  It’s nomination day or the day that Brents ego takes a big hit.  With Xavier as the new hoh, things seem to be going according to plan for the Royal Flush alliance. (Kings, Queens and the Ace up their sleeve that is Derek X)  Xavier had said he didn’t want to win a comp this early but with so many people throwing it, here we are.  There has been a lot of talk in the house about Brent having a huge ego and making everything about himself…..well today is finally the day that it actually gets to be about him. There’s still a chance it won’t happen today because even tho Xavier said he wanted to put Brent straight up otb, he also said if most of the alliance felt it should be a back door, he was open to it.


Here’s a recap of what happened after the hoh comp.  I’ll circle back around to Xaviers potential noms at the end:

  •  You could tell during the hoh comp Hannah and Derek X threw it. They even signaled that they did. You could also kind of tell Whitney threw it but it wasn’t as obvious with Claire. (I’m assuming we could see them but the eliminated players couldn’t) Hannah and Derek X joked about throwing it later in the evening. They said they didn’t feel it was that hard, it gave them confidence they would be able to win comps going further and they laughed about Brent going out on the first question.
  •  Brent with very happy with the new HOH and told Derek X they were in a great spot this week and we’re perfectly safe. He also told Alyssa they were in a great spot and mentioned how his team had even considered throwing it. (His team did throw it)
  •  A few of the ladies did some tic toc dances last night and this is Sarah Beth learning one of them:
  •  Derek X and Hannah also discussed the need to break up Christian, Alyssa and X before jury. Hannah feels those 3 are pretty tight and she doesn’t want them to be a voting block at the end. Derek X mentioned the possible need for Derek F to leave soon but Hannah didn’t seem as convinced on that one. (He has good instincts because Derek F talk alot about wanting to target Derek X)
  • This was just a cute pic of Whitney and Kyland that I haven’t used. I dont think I’ve posted one with Whitney yet:
  • There was a little drama over the sleeping situation when Brent decided to take X’s bed. It’s right beside Alyssas bed and had a bed so there was no need to switch according to Alyssa. It was made worse by Brent having a convo with her and saying he could read her lips when she’d been talking earlier. He claimed she’d said he only wanted to work with her in the game because he wanted to date her.  (Brent has talked about being really good at lip reading)  She told him he was wrong and said she was having a conversation about something else. She also asked him why he was trying to listen to her conversations. (Haha)
  • X said he wanted to follow Kylands hoh idea and have 1 on 1 meetings today rather than last night. (This may become a thing this season)  He also said he wanted someone from his team in there when he did the meetings so technically, doesn’t that make it 2 on 1?
  • X cried a little while looking at his hoh pics when he was alone.  He also got questioned about one of the pics of him in a sports uniform. He was asked if it was a high school photo and he said yes but this was after stumbling around a little. (X played ball in college and that’s what the photo was from)
  •  Alyssa made a point to tell Britini she was safe this week which is weird since she isn’t the hoh.
  •  Hannah, Derek X and Whitney all really played up how safe they felt this week for their entire team because X was the HOH. Hannah laid it on really thick but really well. She may be young but I’m starting to think she has a bit of a BB evil side that I’m loving!
  •  After mourning the death of Frenchies game for the entire week and giving him a sympathy vote, Derek F seems to be moving on just fine. I even caught him standing up a couple of times. His inability to say the words “I vote to evict” on both evictions so far gave me a little laugh.

Today should be interesting if for no other reason, the entire house felt safe last night. (A couple of people are going to be really pissed today) As Steve mentioned last night, assuming Claire and Derek X are safe, along with the cookout alliance, X only has 3 possible noms he can make.  These are Brent, Whitney and Britini. X said last night he doesn’t want to put up Britini because he doesn’t want her to have to go up back-to-back. Brent is certain he’s good this week and it hasn’t occurred to Whitney that she could be used as a pawn. Britini might be mad but I don’t know if she would be that surprised because she doesn’t appear to have any kind of relationship with X.  As I mentioned earlier, X said he was open to possibly back dooring Brent. However, many of the same people who would like to see Brent back doored don’t want Britini to have to be a pawn 2 weeks in a row either. Today’s decision will probably just be a matter of the groups willingness to put up both Whitney and Britini as the initial noms.

There’s one last thing I want to mention today that I’ve noticed. Last night, when Derek X and Hannah were cracking a few jokes about Brent, Derek X made a point to say that he didn’t want to say anything too bad about Brent and that he felt he was a good guy and person. It’s something I’ve noticed with a lot of the house guests. I’ve noticed the players this season talk about the game in a cut throat way but it isn’t personal. Granted, it’s only the start of week 3 but so far, it’s been very nice to see.  I love when a player realizes they can play a ‘take no prisoners’ kind of game without having to demonize the target in the process.  To have a house full of players like that is fantastic!


Have a great Friday!

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29 thoughts on “Big Brother 23- Thursday Recap for 7/22/21”

  1. Here is my house guest ranking as of this week.

    1] Xavier
    2] Derek X.
    3] Azah
    4] Tiffany
    5] Kyland
    6] Claire
    7] Hannah
    8] Sarah
    9] Whitney
    10] Brent
    11] Alyssa
    12] Britini
    13] Travis
    14] Frenchie
    15] Christian
    16] Big D.

    1. I’m not paying too much to anything beyond the top five or six but I agree. Some of the ladies are there kicking ass this year and I’m so glad to see strong female players without all of the stereotypical drama.

    1. That’s really funny, I had not even noticed. Mine has been blank this entire season because I had tried to change it and it wouldn’t let me put anything back on. This is a really old one of Mount Rainier. But hey it works..

  2. Just had a thought I know frightening words to read but what if BB let the outgoing HOH play for it in the next challenge. In survivor if you win an immunity in one week you play in the next challenge as well. I know the risk in that is it has the potential to let a few strong players run the house but it could also eliminate so many wanting to throw challenge like we saw last night. Just a thought if you don’t like keep in mind I have been drinking most of the day.

  3. “Britini might be mad but I don’t know if she would be that surprised because she doesn’t appear to have any kind of relationship with X.”

    Does she have a relationship with anyone in there?

  4. I was reading an interview with French fry and boy delusional is putting it mildly. He is lying to himself about everything. I hope his wife tells him to skip reading any social media comments, I don’t think he would handle it as well as he “thinks” he can.

    1. I just looked at the list in passing and the song ‘Here Without You’ by 3 Doors Down is absolutely going to make me cry. It makes me also remember the sweetest man I’ve ever known who passed away suddenly 9 years ago…
      Incidentally he was a huge big brother fan and he’s the reason I started watching.

  5. ” I love when a player realizes they can play a ‘take no prisoners’ kind of game without having to demonize the target in the process. To have a house full of players like that is fantastic!” Yes! This is turning out to be a very good season. Fans of BB needed this it is long overdue. Thanks Mel.

    1. Isn’t it refreshing after the last few seasons!? I heard somebody talking about it being boring. Hell I’d rather have it be a little boring than dealing with the idiocy of the last few seasons..

  6. Aww, thanks Mel, I have already downed two coffees reading your morning recap!! Thanks for keeping us updated and ready for the next day off BB!!! I really enjoyed watching the overnight feeds and this truly is a classy group of people!! You took the words right out of my mouth about how well these houseguest can talk through their game and plan of who they want out and keep it pleasant instead of making nasty comments and “demonizing” a certain person. I really enjoy this group of house guests as well!!

  7. I posted this on the last update will again here I hope BB does away with the HOH team being safe soon. You add that with possible safety for wildcard winner and alliance’s it really limits nomination options and makes for a fairly boring week and historically the first few weeks are slow enough without adding this.

    1. I agree!! Keeping three other people and the possible wildcard safe all week makes it hard for the HOH and all of the others to narrow down the next person to be evicted, plus adding in the alliances, too many safe people in the house. I just hope the groups are not staying until each one has three people left or until the forth person is out.

      1. What would have been more interesting in my view is no wildcard and have the HOH pick one member of the other teams for safety. I feel like who got picked who didn’t and why could have created some interesting days in the house.

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