Big Brother 12 Episodes

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Big Brother 12 Episode: "Big Brother 12"

Season 12, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: Another houseguest is evicted from the compound.
Original Air Date: Aug 5, 2010

Big Brother 12 Episode Recap: Eviction No. 4 Season 12, Episode 13

On this episode of Big Brother, Kristen goes on the offensive to try to sway enough votes to stay in the house. In the process, she almost outs The Brigade's secret alliance. Meanwhile, back home, Hayden's family and Kristen's friends (including her boyfriend of two months) weigh in on the couple's showmance. Plus: Julie Chen reveals who may be the next Saboteur and teases that the new Head of Household will be the most powerful of the summer. So, what went down and who was sent packing? Let's find out.

But first! I want to again apologize for the lack of blogs while I was away. It was a crazy couple of weeks, during which I didn't even have time to watch my beloved Big Brother, much less write about it. I am even sadder that I wasn't able to write about Andrew's crazy awesome eviction speech, Enzo's hilarious domination of the luxury competition, the catfight between Rachel and Kristen and Rachel's ridiculous review of The Other Guys. I am sure "It was the best movie I have ever seen" will be on all the ads from now on. Anyway, thanks for your patience with me, and I hope you guys kept the discussion alive. I promise there will be no further interruptions this summer.

(Aside: Being inside the Big Brother house was awesome. It's incredible how the producers make the whole show come together. Watching the Power of Veto competition unfold on 75 monitors in the control room was quite a spectacle. Also, slop isn't terrible, but if it was all I could eat for a week, I would probably lose it.)

In the aftermath of Britney not using the veto, Hayden yells in the diary room that he and Kristen got absolutely screwed by Britney. Rachel, on the other hand, confesses she only mentioned Lane to dissuade Britney from using the veto because Rachel wanted Kristen gone. In any case, Hayden feels he is safe and doesn't have to campaign, especially after Brendon promises Hayden the all-important fourth vote he needs to stay. Hayden even tells Kristen he is OK with her campaigning to stay, which she is reluctant to do at first.

However, Kristen soon begins to realize that the Brigade's workout ritual could be a sign of an alliance. While she never confirms it for sure, she slowly makes the rounds to try and sway votes. Kristen knows she has Kathy's vote, so she makes Ragan think the alpha males will pick him off and tells Britney that when it's just down to guys, she will be disposable. Brendon is also receptive to Kristen's ideas, but in the end, he is unsure of whether or not he can trust Kristen.

Humor break: How hilarious has Britney become? Her diary room sessions crack me up, and seeing her in Rachel's hair extensions was awesome. (And Rachel finds being made fun of flattering.) Then, Britney calls out Ragan as the house's Gas Master, because of his continuous flatulence. I knew something smelled odd when I was visiting the house. (Or maybe that was the sink that was overflowing with dishes...)

Back home, Hayden's mom is upset that "charmer" Hayden has let his game get derailed by his attraction to Kristen. She hopes Kristen goes home so he can stay focused. However, Kristen's boyfriend Steve has a much bigger problem. Although he offered to let her go into the house as a single woman, she refused. So, he is disgusted by her dabbling with a "24-year-old kid." He says she's created a mess by not honoring their relationship and that she better bring a mop and bucket back with her.

Julie interviews Rachel. She yells and laughs, and bats her eyelashes. More yelling. Says she wants to align with Britney. Matt is her No. 1 target. She and Brendon may fight, but it is true love. More laughing. Ugh, she's annoying.

Hayden makes a classy pre-vote speech, refusing to badmouth anyone the way Andrew had done to Kristen and Hayden the week before. Kristen, in the hippie-tard, of course, says she has played with her heart and that there are other players who are cowards. She thinks she has been a stand-up person. (Except for, you know, cheating on her boyfriend! But, at least she told Hayden about it, rather than lie to two people.)

The vote was less than shocking, as Kristen, despite her best efforts, was booted by a 6-1 vote. She tells Julie that she easily could have had a 4-3 vote, but that the players who knew she would still be evicted protected themselves by voting in the majority. She was proud of how she campaigned without talking badly about Hayden. (Now that Kristen has actually spoken for a week's worth of shows, does anyone else find the way she talks odd?)

The goodbye messages were the best of the season. Ragan tells Kristen her eviction is the result of Rachel's jealousy and insecurity. Rachel mouths off about Kristen coming between her and her man, calling Kristen a "the definition of the word bitch" and a "trifling ho." (This is really getting old, Rachel.) Kathy is sad. Brendon calls Kristen a liar for suggesting Hayden was in an alliance, right before Hayden informs Kristen that he is indeed in an alliance. (Not sure I buy his "I would have chosen you over the alliance" line, though.)

Moving on, Julie reveals that Enzo and Ragan received the most votes to be the new Saboteur, but the winner is Ragan. So, if he accepts the challenge (and I am really not sure if he will), the new HOH will possibly unleash Ragan by accepting a new power. The HOH competition, however, is another endurance competition. This week, the players have to stand on the ledge of a spinning paint can while being sprayed with paint and whacked with a paint brush. The first person to fall is the only have-not and the last one standing is the new HOH. We'll see how it plays out Sunday.

So, are you glad Kristen is gone? Who do you want to win HOH? And do you think Ragan will accept the Saboteur duties? Share your comments and vote for your pick to win it all below.

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On this episode of Big Brother, Kristen goes on the offensive to try to sway enough votes to stay in the house. In the process, she almost outs The Brigade's secret alliance. Meanwhile, back home, Hayden's family and Kristen's friends (including her boyfriend of two months) weigh in on the couple's showmance. Plus: Julie Chen reveals who may be the next Saboteur and teases that the new Head of Household will be the most powerful of the summer. So, what went down and who was sent packing? Let's find out.

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Premiered: July 08, 2010, on CBS
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