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Frank and Bridgette are on the ropes but the secret room
just might change the course of the game. Welcome to Big Brother
Previously on Big Brother
, at an epic HoH competition, James made a deal
with Bridgette, so she threw him the win. But after getting pressure from
the house, James went back on his word.
In a must win veto competition for Frank and Bridgette, they ran into a
roadblock called Big Meech. When Frank asked Michelle if she would use the
veto, she made her feelings perfectly clear.
At a house meeting, Paulie told Frank what everyone was thinking.
After a confrontation between Bridgette and Michelle, Meech considered
saving Frank. But in the end, she did as the house wanted.
Tonight, either Frank or Bridgette will be evicted but could a secret power
change their fate? Plus the battle for HoH begins again. All this live, on
Good evening, I'm Julie Chen and welcome to Big Brother
. Last week the HGs
were warned that there were new twists to come and secrets to be discovered.
The BattleBack twist sent Victor back into the house but the secret room is
still in play and could drastically alter the game. So with the clock
ticking, will the HGs find it? We'll soon find out. But first, Frank and
Bridgette have been inseparable but tonight they'll be torn apart - or will
After the veto meeting, Frank tells the HGs he's good, no hugs needed. Frank
tells us being on the block with his closest ally is awful. She's been
nothing but loyal and is a close friend. But at this point, if he campaigns
against her, people will look at him in a worse light.
In the backyard, Michelle, Da'Vonne, James, and Natalie discuss the
confrontation between Michelle and Bridgette. Natalie only sees Bridgette's
fun side. They don't talk game to each other.
Michelle admits she wanted to use the veto on Frank to ensure Bridgette goes
home. Michelle tells us she regrets not using the veto on Frank because
after the Tiffany with Bridgette, she's likely her #1 target.
Frank and Bridgette talk quietly in the kitchen. Frank encourages her to win
HoH and keep fighting.
In tears in the DR, Bridgette didn't think she'd find such a friend in the
game of BB. People in the house don't seem to like her for her but Frank
Later, Michelle tells Frank he's not a threat to her but if she used it,
nine other people would be angry at her but she's still sad. Frank tells her
it's OK, he's going home this week. Michelle tells us it hurts to know he's
going home this week. She follows him to the storage room and breaks down
sobbing, she likes him as a person and doesn't want him to leave. Zakiyah
and Da'Vonne join and all try to comfort her.
Frank tells us he wants to ask Michelle why she's crying; she could've used
the veto and saved him! But maybe she'll be a vote to keep him.
Da'Vonne looks unimpressed and tells us it was cute that Michelle is a super
fan of Frank's - when he was the underdog. Now he's the devil of the house
and she needs to accept he's going home.
Later, the TV in the living room flashes with the words "Clues to the secret
are all around you". James is the first to notice as he walks through with
Natalie and they call the other HGs in to see it.
James tells us this twist could be a good thing or bad thing. Oh crap.
Frank tells us being on the block means he needs to figure out what the
clues mean - something that could keep he and Bridgette safe this week.
The HGs being searching the house as more HGs notice the monitor and more
join in the search. Da'Vonne tells us this could be a number of different
things - all of which could be bad for her game.
Natalie and James discover a poster of "Secret Tokyo" with an Eiffel Tower
on it and get curious. Paul tells us he's been eyeing the picture since he
got in the house. What is the secret? It has to be part of the clue. He
realizes the word secret is written in green. In the England room, the word
departing is written in green. He thinks he's onto something.
Frank has been assessing another picture in the hallway by the bathroom
area. He tells us he knows he has to be getting closer to what it is. Paul
tells us the words are secret destination departing now. He thinks he's got
this so he has to go to the Departures board and figure it out. He tells
whoever is in the living room to let him figure it out - he's good at
Sure enough, the board shows a flight to Paris now departing. Now what?
Natalie finds James up by the BB Airplane by the chess board and points out
it says Flight 211. Paul and Frank are quick to discover that too. However,
Paul also notices in the tiny windows it says Call Paris. Lucky him, he
tells us. There's a phone booth nearby that hasn't been used all season.
Let's call Paris.
An automated voice answers "Stay calm and don't panic. You're about to be
given top secret information. Congratulations, you've just discovered the
secret destination. By your feet, a door will unlatch into a tunnel. It may
be in your best interest to keep this a secret for now. If you're ready to
enter the tunnel, the door will enter in 5 seconds. If not, leave the phone
booth now, return when the coast is clear and dial PARIS again."
Paul tells us there is literally a secret destination at his feet and he
doesn't know what it is but he has to come back at the right time to not tip
off the rest of the house. Pau hangs up the phone and says he didn't figure
it out. The other HGs leave with Paul - except Frank. Paul goes into HoH and
tells Corey and James to keep Frank and Bridgette away from the phone.
Bridgette wants to try and Paul tells her he is still trying to figure it
out. Bridgette and Frank head to the kitchen and Bridgette tells Frank what
the airplane says. Bridgette heads to the phone booth downstairs to try,
telling Frank Paul won't let her upstairs.
Paul decides to go for it, knowing Frank and Bridgette are still trying to
crack it. He can't risk it. Paul goes for it and goes through the tunnel.
Natalie is next in the phone booth.
Paul reads the card "Welcome to Paris. Congratulations on unlocking the
clues to the secret destination. Before you are 12 sealed envelopes, each
one containing a BB Airline ticket. 11 envelopes have a one way ticket but
one holds a round trip ticket. If you are evicted, your envelope will be
opened on stage with Julie upon your eviction. If you hold a round trip
ticket, you will immediately go back into the house for a second chance at
the half million dollar grand prize."
"Any HGs that finds this destination may choose one envelope. Once an
envelope is claimed, it is yours and you may not exchange it for a different
one. You must keep the envelope sealed. Please choose your envelope now."
Paul tells us this is a good and bad thing - if anyone else finds out about
the secret room, they can go find an envelope too and this week, all he
needs is Bridgette or Frank to find it.
Paul comes back out and calls the HGs to the living room to "explain". His
explanation is that he could only pick one envelope out of all in front of
him. He leaves out that others can do the same thing.
When Frank and Natalie ask him what he dialed to get in, he says whatever it
was. Finally he gives up, smiles coyly and says they have to figure it out
himself. They want to know how many envelopes, he says he didn't count.
Victor asks if others could go too, Paul says he doesn't think so.
Victor tells us he thinks there is more to the story than what Paul tells
us. Fine, do what you need to do but he wants to solve it and get in there.
The rest of the HGs decide to keep trying.
Victor figures it out next and heads into the tunnel, followed by Corey,
Natalie and Paulie. Da'Vonne wants everyone to keep their answered covered
from Frank and Bridgette's eyes. Frank, however, figures it out finally and
tells Bridgette how to get in. They hug in the secret room and squeal
Frank tells us this gives him and Bridgette a chance to come back in. 1 in
12 chance, not the best odds but they are better than no odds.
The rest of the HGs figure it out and everyone goes to get cards. Da'Vonne
tells us her life was a lot easier without Paris.
No matter how many alliances you make in the BB house, the best players are
usually part of a strong duo. As the returners will tell you, a single loyal
ally is a must in this game.
We see Da'Vonne and James telling this to Zakiyah. James' duo was with Meg
and Da'Vonne's was with Jason.
This is our segueway to follow up with some old BB favorites. We start with
Jason, who is still in his mom's basement and that's where he watches the
live feeds. His life hasn't changed at all since leaving BB. He's still
broke, working at the grocery store and single. The minute he walked into
the BB house, he saw Da'Vonne and was like "Damn". She's a good player who
will do anything to win. She's been caught up in some stuff and has been
called out but if you're willing to play the game hard, you have to be
willing to let things come back to you.
As long as Da'Vonne can stay a few more weeks and the showmances become a
bigger target, she'll be in a good spot, Jason says.
We then meet up with Meg. James never talked about romantic relationships,
they were always just friends and he'll always have a place in her heart.
She thinks James needs to watch out for Da'Vonne - she thinks Da'Vonne may
not be totally loyal to him.
Then we move onto Hayden, Nicole's ex. Hayden tells us he and Nicole dated
for about 18 months after BB so it was serious. Then they realized it wasn't
going to work and parted ways but they are still friends. It is weird
watching Nicole have another showmance. He doesn't suggest it in terms of
winning BB, but do whatever makes you happy.
Finally we meet up with Boogie, who was on Frank's season. Playing with
Frank on BB14 was so much fun. It was great having a friend in there and
having so much fun that he also trusted. Not to be an armchair quarterback,
but Frank is playing horribly! The biggest mistake Frank made was telling
everyone he won the Roadkill competitions. Not necessary and makes him more
of a target. We all have to acknowledge Frank is in a horrible position but
he's a fighter, don't count him out. Each gives a shout-out to their "other."
Time for the live vote and eviction. Julie explains the Secret Destination
twist and says after August 15, the tickets expire. The first envelope will
be opened tonight after the vote.
First, final pleas.
Frank - Shout outs. Bridgette, it's been a pleasure. You're a class act and
one of my favourite people. Don't change anything, you're amazing the way
you are. Good luck in and out of the house. For the rest, the opposite
applies in most cases. Don't take care, hope to never see you again. Sorry,
not sorry. Julie, hope that dress looks as beautiful in person. See you in a
Bridgette - I'm really thankful to be here, this is an amazing opportunity.
Frank is my best friend, my ride or die. I'm lucky to know him and sad this
is happening. I'd be thankful to stay. Thanks.
Da'Vonne votes to evict Frank
Paul votes to evict Frank
Paulie votes to evict Frank
Nicole votes to evict Frank
Victor votes to evict Frank
Michelle votes to evict Frank
Zakiyah votes to evict Frank
Corey votes to evict Frank
Natalie votes to evict Frank
By a unanimous vote, Frank is evicted from the Big Brother house.
Michelle says "See you in 5 minutes!" in case Frank has the round trip
Frank joins Julie to loud cheers in the studio while the HGs go watch
Frank's picture turn B and W.
Julie asks why Frank didn't plea for their votes. Frank says that's how
Boogie would've gone out back in the day, he didn't mean it - it was his
sense of humor.
Julie has the envelope and tells Frank his fate is in there. They will
reveal it in front of the entire house. Frank has a one way ticket and is
headed home tonight. The HGs wish him goodbye.
Frank doesn't know what happened in the house, maybe it was Da'Vonne? Julie
mentions that Frank couldn't keep much of a secret. He says he was born with
a big mouth. Their big alliance early on got him - he trusted more than he
should've. Julie brings up Bridgette. Frank is worried about her being
constantly nominated. He did that road on season 14, it's not fun. He hopes
there are a few people that have her back. He'll be watching from home for
James - There is only enough room in the BB house for one America's
Favourite Player so he has to go. (Frank says he gave him that line
Nicole - She had his back until he threw her name out there to Da'Vonne and
after that it was game over. She hopes they can be friends.
Da'Vonne - Frank the Stank Tank. Tried hard to get her out, swung and
missed. Have a good time where you're going and if we don't speak again, it
won't make a difference. Bye.
Bridgette - The two of them vs the world. No regrets. I'll never be ashamed
of being called your Cabbage Patch Kid. I will miss you.
Time for the HoH competition.
This competition is called Perfect Shot and here is how it works. Each HGs
has a red ball and a yellow ball. The goal is to make the perfect shot by
rolling your red ball up the creek towards the box at the other end. You may
practice as many times as you would like with your yellow ball but you will
only have chance to throw the red ball so make it count. Practice too
little, you may not get that perfect shot. Practice too long and someone
might beat you to it.
The first HGs to get a perfect shot with their red ball will be the new HoH.
If you miss the perfect shot, your ball may land in one of 21 slots on the
ground, numbered 1 through 21. If nobody makes the perfect shot, the winner
will be the player with the highest score. If your ball falls out of play,
your score will be zero. If there is a tie for highest score, the HGs who
made that score first will be the new HoH. You should know, the four HGs
with the lowest score will be the Have Not's for the week.
Julie starts the competition and James immediately starts cheering everyone
on and shouting encouragements. Everyone begins practicing with their yellow
ball, a look of determination on Bridgette's face as she ignores everyone.
Time to launch a whole new way that you at home can affect the game. It's
called America's Care Package and it's how you can send one lucky HGs an
advantage. Each week, a different care package will be in play. All you have
to do is vote for which HGs you think should receive it. Please note, once
an HGs receives one care package, they are not eligible to receive another.
The first care package is a Never Not Pass - the HGs who gets this cannot be
a Have-Not for the rest of the summer. Here's how to vote and see what's in
future care packages: cbs.com/bigbrother. Max 20 online votes per day, votes
will be accepted until July 29.
Tune in on Sunday to find out who wins HoH and who is nominated for eviction
and who gets the first care package from America. On Wednesday the PoV is
back up for grabs.
Live next Thursday another HGs will be evicted, but they might go back in
the game if they have the round trip ticket.
From outside the Big Brother house, good night.
Tonight's coverage of Big Brother 18
, S18E18, was written by BBLuver.