A two-hour Double Eviction episode of Big Brother airs tonight on CBS. Read a live recap here.
The Cookout has accomplished their goal and made it to the Final 6. Now forced to turn on each other, Kyland won the Head of Household competition and nominated Tiffany and Hannah for eviction. Kyland won the Power of Veto too, and he chose to keep his nominations the same. Either Tiffany or Hannah will be the first Cookout member evicted from the house. However, someone else will be evicted shortly afterwards. It’s another Double Eviction night in the Big Brother house. By the end of the evening, we will be down to the Final 4. Who will claim power and who will be evicted? Let’s find out!
The episode picks up after the Veto Meeting. Kyland claims Tiffany has broken trust with everyone in the house, so he wants her gone. Hannah is disappointed that she and Tiffany can no longer advance together in the game. Tiffany still has faith she can get the votes to stay this week. Regardless what happens, Tiffany is proud of the Cookout’s accomplishment of reaching the Final 6. Two African Americans will be sitting in the Final 2 and one of them will win. Hannah also gives credit to Tiffany. If it wasn’t for Tiffany’s strategic game, then the Cookout wouldn’t have been able to make it to the Final 6.
Short segments featuring some of the Houseguests are next. Derek F. is annoyed when the other guys exclude him from a hypothetical trip to Las Vegas. He gets angry when they consider inviting Brent before mentioning his name. Kyland discusses some philosophical ideas with Azah, but he rambles incoherently and she doesn’t understand what he’s trying to say. Afterwards, Kyland and Xavier talk about what winning the game would mean for them. They both want to help support their family. Kyland feels like his family members lean on him a lot. Xavier’s brother passed away in April, and he wants to use the money to support his nephew.
Tiffany begins her campaign for votes. She doesn’t believe Derek F. would vote for her to stay, so she works on Xavier’s vote. She tells him she would promise loyalty to whomever votes to keep her in the game. She is hopeful she can get Azah and Xavier’s votes. However, Xavier admits in the Diary Room that he is unsure whether or not he can trust Tiffany. Xavier and Derek F. compare notes, and they agree that Hannah is a threat since Hannah wants to target both Xavier and Derek F. They wonder whether they should shift the target from Tiffany to Hannah.
Next Julie congratulates the Cookout for achieving their mission. She asks them each a question about their thoughts on the alliance. Tiffany wanted to make sure someone like her had the opportunity to win this game. She could never target them. They all had the same goal and worked together to make it to the end. Xavier said it was groundbreaking, but he was still sad to see Alyssa go. Derek F. admits it was a big challenge to keep them all together, but it was worth it. Hannah felt bad for saying goodbye to Derek X. She says the Cookout’s mission always came first. Kyland says the Cookout’s mission added another layer as it conflicted with their individual games. Azah admits she had doubt they would achieve their goal, but she had faith it could happen.
Next is the jury segment. Sarah Beth joins Britini and Derek X. in the jury house. She’s disappointed in herself and embarrassed. Derek X. has mixed emotions. He didn’t want to see her yet. They compare notes, and they piece together the Cookout alliance. Sarah Beth tells Derek X. that there has never been an African American winner in Big Brother history, which Derek X. was unaware of. Claire and Alyssa join them the following week, and everyone is stunned that Tiffany was the HoH that sent Claire out of the house. After watching the past week’s footage that includes Alyssa’s Veto win, they understand how Claire ended up getting evicted. The jurors all give kudos to the six remaining Houseguests for keeping their alliance hidden and the bigger purpose of their alliance too.
It’s time for the first eviction of the night. Tiffany and Hannah can each give a final plea. Tiffany says their names will be together as part of a Big Brother legacy. She gives all of her Houseguests a compliment and wishes them the best of luck. Hannah gives a belated birthday message to her father. Hannah says it has been an honor to play the game alongside them. She says keeping her could further their games. Afterwards, it’s time for the vote.
Derek F. votes to evict Tiffany.
Xavier votes to evict Tiffany.
Azah votes to evict Tiffany.
By a unanimous vote, Tiffany has been evicted from the Big Brother house. She gives everyone a hug and cheers the Cookout before walking out the door. She sits down outside for her interview with Julie. Julie asks her for her thoughts on her eviction. Tiffany admits she wavered in her trust in Kyland and built a stronger bond with Hannah. She believes winning the HoH she was supposed to throw to her other Cookout members is the reason she’s evicted. She wasn’t aware they were so strongly against her winning that competition. However, she admits she would rather ask for forgiveness instead of permission. Julie says Tiffany was the mastermind of the Cookout. Tiffany says she came ready to play the game, but it was tough choosing the Cookout over her individual game. After thinking it over a lot throughout the game, she always came to the decision to stick with the Cookout. At the end of her interview, Julie teases to Tiffany that tonight is a Double Eviction.
After Tiffany exits the stage, Julie announces to the other Houseguests that it’s a Double Eviction. They are all surprised by this news. After the commercial break, it’s time for the Head of Household competition. It will be played in two rounds. They each must knock down twelve silver balls with another ball by throwing it down a ramp. The first two to complete this task will advance to the second round. It’s a close race between Xavier and Hannah, but Azah is close behind too. Xavier is the first to knock out all his balls, and Hannah and Azah each only have one ball left. Azah knocks down her ball before Hannah. Xavier and Azah will advance to Round 2.
For Round 2, they must roll their balls onto the grass at the end of the ramp instead of knocking them down. The Houseguests with the most balls on their grass after ten rounds will win HoH. If there is a tie, then they will go to a tiebreaker question.
They both miss landing their balls for the first four rounds.
Round 5: They both land a ball.
Round 6: Azah lands her ball.
Round 7: They both land a ball.
Round 8: They both miss.
Round 9: They both land a ball.
Round 10: Azah lands a ball.
Azah wins HoH! Before the commercial break, Azah tells Hannah she’s planning to nominate Hannah and Xavier. She says she cannot nominate Kyland since she made a deal with Kyland before tonight’s competition. She claims her target for eviction is Xavier.
After the commercial break, Azah nominates Hannah and Xavier for eviction.
It’s time for the Power of Veto competition. It’s a quiz with questions based on their past Houseguests’ statements. They must figure out what the bleeped out word is. Julie will give them a word or phrase, and they must answer true or false. The Houseguests with the most correct answers after seven questions will win the Power of Veto.
Question 1: Hannah, Kyland, and Xavier are correct.
Question 2: Everyone except Hannah is correct.
Question 3: Everyone is correct.
Question 4: Everyone is correct.
Question 5: Hannah is correct.
Question 6: Kyland, Azah, and Xavier are correct.
Question 7: Everyone is correct.
It’s a tie between Kyland and Xavier. They must answer a tiebreaker question: How long in seconds was last week’s HoH competition? The person closer without going over will win. Kyland writes 1,690. Xavier writes 1,100. The answer is 2,020 seconds. Kyland wins the Power of Veto.
Kyland decides to use the Power of Veto on Xavier. Derek F. is the only option for a replacement nominee. Either Hannah or Derek F. will be the next Houseguest evicted.
It’s time for the second eviction of the night. Derek F. and Hannah can give a final plea. Derek F. gives a shout-out to his family and loved ones back home. He claims he has done a lot in the game and says he will stay in the house if people are loyal to their word. Hannah says she is here to compete and she pleads for Xavier and Kyland to keep her. She says they need to consider what’s best for their game. Afterwards, it’s time for the vote.
Kyland votes to evict Hannah.
Xavier votes to evict Hannah.
By a unanimous vote, Hannah has been evicted from the Big Brother house. She gives everyone a hug before walking out the door. Julie asks Hannah’s reaction to Azah’s nomination. She thought Azah was going to target Kyland since she has been vocal about targeting Kyland. Hannah says Azah made a mistake and should’ve kept her. Hannah admits she believed she had a difficult path to the end without Tiffany in the game, but she tried to make deals. She believes she was collateral damage since she didn’t think Azah foresaw Kyland using the Power of Veto on Xavier. Julie asks her about her individual game versus the cookout. Hannah admits it was challenging to choose the Cookout over Derek X. and Claire, but the Cookout always came first. She says getting the Cookout to the Final 6 was the best part of the game.
And that wraps up tonight’s episode of Big Brother 23. Thanks for reading and come back next week for another live recap.