“Big Brother” 2021: Spoilers for episode 20
In Thursday night’s episode of “Big Brother”, Sarah Beth became the new head of the family. She is not a member of The Cookout, but she is very close to Kyland who can influence her nominations.
Will Sarah Beth’s appointments shake up the household’s power dynamic? Or is she unwittingly going to do the dirty work of The Cookout this week? We will also know the results of Thursday night’s vote before the end of the hour.
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8:04 p.m. EST: Oops that’s it, a slowmo of Kyland and Big D kissing.
8:04 p.m. EST: Big D and Hannah aren’t happy that Sarah Beth won the HOH.
8:05 p.m. EST: Kyland and Sarah Beth celebrate in the storage room. Kyland will do whatever it takes to keep Sarah Beth off The Cookout track this week. He’s already thrown out the names of Claire and Derek X. for potential targets this week.
8:06 p.m. EST: Tiffany and Azah are talking. They are not happy that Sarah Beth is in power. Azah says that all of this could have been avoided if Kyland had just given him the HOH contest. Tiffany thinks she could go to OR this week.
8:08 p.m. EST: Kyland assures Xavier and Big D that The Cookout is not in danger this week. It won’t be two of them in the neighborhood on the night of the eviction.
8:09 p.m. EST: Derek X says he feels “lukewarm” that Sarah Beth is HOH. He put her on the block when he was HOH.
8:10 p.m. EST: Big D and Tiffany are talking. There is still composure after Big D didn’t let Britini talk to Tiffany alone when Derek X was HOH. It’s time for them to chop it up in the storage room!
8:12 p.m. EST: Tiffany tells Big D that she felt ambushed when he and Azah followed Britini into the HOH room. Big D continues to stand up for her actions, which is a problem for Tiffany.
8:13 p.m. EST: “I owe Derek F. nothing, especially if he has no respect for me in this house.” – Tiffany
8:14 p.m. EST: “I refuse to let Tiffany and her antics ruin The Cookout” – Big D. Oooooh!
8:18 p.m. EST: Kyland says her top priority for this week is to use the power of Chopping Roulette. Sarah Beth also wants the power to be used while she is still HOH.
8:19 p.m. EST: Alyssa says that other than Xavier, she doesn’t have anyone she can trust. She tells Sarah Beth that she will play chopping block roulette if she gets enough money. She would like to win to protect herself.
8:20 p.m. EST: Derek X tells Sarah Beth that he’s ready to play Chopping Block Roulette but would rather save his money for Coin of Destiny instead.
8:21 p.m. EST: Big D pretends to have 0 BB bucks when in reality he has 50.
8:24 p.m. EST: Derek X begins to wonder who Azah is aligned with as it appears she isn’t aligned with anyone. But he knows she has to work with someone if she’s made it this far.
8:26 p.m. EST: Derek X. basically understood The Cookout. He and Claire discuss that Tiffany and Xavier need to work together and could also work with Azah, Big D, Kyland and Hannah.
8:27 p.m. EST: Azah worries that Sarah Beth will put her next to another Cookout member. She jokes Big D saying that “Kyland and Sarah Beast” are chasing them.
8:28 p.m. EST: Sarah Beth tells Kyland that she worries the most for Derek X., Alyssa and Xavier. Kyland subtly tries to push the target away from Xavier.
8:29 p.m. EST: Sarah Beth will select two pawns as her nominees. She knows that chopping block roulette could disrupt her nominations. She might not be able to truly select a target before the veto is played.
8:35 p.m. EST: It’s time for the nomination ceremony!
8:36 p.m. EST: Sarah Beth named Big D and Claire. She uses the in-game Chopping Block Roulette power to justify the nominations. She plans to make Derek X. her real target.
8:38 p.m. EST: Hannah asks Derek X if he thinks he’s the target. She doesn’t want to see him go but is ultimately more loyal to The Cookout.
8:40 p.m. EST: Derek X is considering the idea of saving his BB dollars until next week. He doesn’t realize how much he is in danger this week!
8:44 p.m. EST: The High Rollers room is now open!
8:45 p.m. EST: Claire won 100 BB bucks. This means that she is in the top three of the votes this week! Unfortunately, she still doesn’t have enough money to play Chopping Block Roulette.
8:46 p.m. EST: Azah has earned 50 BB BBs giving him a total of 100 BB bucks which is not enough to play. Hannah and Xavier both earned another 75 BB bucks, giving them a total of 150 BB bucks each. They both save.
8:47 p.m. EST: Sarah Beth and Tiffany both won 50 BB bucks. They don’t have enough money to play this week.
8:48 p.m. EST: Alyssa won 75 BB bucks. She is thrilled to hear that America loves her more than last week!
8:49 p.m. EST: Alyssa decides to play Chopping Block Roulette. She has two minutes to move a ball around a circular table as many times as possible. The trap ? She stands on the fragile table and tries to make it move as she wishes.
8:50 p.m. EST: Kyland won 50 BB bucks. He doesn’t have enough money to play. Big D has won 100 BB bucks again and decides to save his money.
8:51 p.m. EST: The worst-case scenario for the Cookout for this week would be Derek X. wins Chopping Block Roulette and pulls Claire off the block. That would leave very few options for replacement candidates, putting The Cookout at risk. Kyland advises Derek X not to play Chopping Block Roulette.
8:52 p.m. EST: Derek X. wins 100 BB bucks again. The top three guests this week are Derek X., Big D and Alyssa.
8:55 p.m. EST: Derek X. decides to save his money for Coin of Destiny. Big risk, big reward? Or is he seriously at risk of going home this week?
8:56 p.m. EST: Alyssa won the cutting block roulette wheel. She decides to remove Big D from the OR. His reasoning? She sees him as the ultimate pawn and believes that anyone who sits next to him will come home. She wants to give the randomly selected replacement candidate a chance to stay this week.
8:58 p.m. EST: The replacement is Xavier. This is Alyssa’s worst case. Xavier is her closest friend back home.
8:59 p.m. EST: Xavier is going to attempt the veto this week but he still feels safe anyway with The Cookout behind him.
9 p.m. EST: Sarah Beth still plans to backdoor Derek X. if she can. She looks at the camera and says, “Sorry, America. I’m sending your boy home.
Tune in for a new episode of “Big Brother” on Wednesday, August 25 at 8 p.m. EST.
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