Big Brother 12 Episodes

2010, TV Show

Big Brother 12 Episode: "Big Brother 12"

Season 12, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: The Power of Veto competition is held; Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder from Season 11 visit the houseguests.
Original Air Date: Aug 11, 2010
Guest Cast Jeff Schroeder Jordan Lloyd

Big Brother 12 Episode Recap: Power of Veto Competition/Ceremony 5 Season 12, Episode 15

In this episode of Big Brother, Season 11 fan favorites Jeff and Jordan return to host a crucial power of veto competition that could put the final nail in the coffin of this season's first (and most nauseating) alliance, Brendon and Rachel. As such, there is plenty of drama and tears to go around. Meanwhile, Saboteaur Ragan takes on his first assignment from America, and — shocker! — it also relates to Brendon and Rachel. So, did "Brenchel" find a way to escape certain doom? And what innocent bystander finally got pulled into a catfight? Let's find out!

How is it possible that Brendon and Rachel were shocked to be nominated? Based on their diary room sessions and Rachel's angry vegetable chopping, you would think they were completely blindsided. Meanwhile, Britney tried to comfort Rachel, who was in "Fatal Attraction" mode to keep up appearances that Britney is on Rachel and Brendon's side. And Matt mouthed off about how he hopes they come after him because he will win the veto. (Easy to be cocky when you have a Diamond Power of Veto!)

Then Rachel went from angry to sad. When Big Brother let the houseguests practice bowling in advance of the veto competition, Rachel went into full-on pout mode. She sobbed in the bedroom, where Brendon came to her side, promising to use the veto to save her if he won. Rachel blabbed about not being strong enough to play the game by herself, and told viewers in the diary room that her spirit is broken. "I'm like roadkill waiting for the crows to eat me," she said. But Brendon saves the day. He tells Rachel how awesome she is and how much he loves her, and just like that, she's outside practicing until 4 a.m. with a renewed since of purpose.

Jeff and Jordan are here! The houseguests are thrilled to see the familiar faces. Enzo was even ready to make Jeff an honorary member of the Brigade. Jeff and Jordan say in the diary room that they are still together and Jordan has told Jeff what kind of ring she wants from him after he ends his trip around the world for CBS. (The real reason they were there, was of course to plug that project.) But it was fun seeing them and to know that winning $500,000 hasn't changed Jordan one bit.

Jeff and Jordan's official duty was, however, to host the veto competition. The players — Matt, Rachel, Brendon, Kathy, Britney, Enzo and Ragan (who won the Veto ticket last week) —compete head-to-head in each round to knock down the most bowling pins in 45 seconds. Rachel kicks off the game and knocks down six pins, and she decides to challenge Kathy, who Rachel perceives as weak. Kathy starts strong, then fizzles, but she hits a hot streak at the last second and winds up toppling seven pins, enough to put Rachel out of the game. Kathy cheers, Rachel sneers. (More on that in a bit).

Round two begins with Big Bad Brendon, who only knocks down three pins, even when he launches the last ball in frustration and almost hits Jeff and Jordan. Britney knocks Brendon out of the game, pretty much ensuring that Brenchel is done. Brendon is furious, and Rachel begs him to be classy and take his loss like a man. (Though in the Diary Room, she said a monkey could knock over four pins.) The rest of the competition is a formality, since the house is unified in sending the couple home. Ultimately, Britney wins the POV, her third of the summer.

If it's possible, Rachel then becomes more annoying. She attacks Kathy for celebrating after she put Rachel out of the game. Apparently, being proud of winning is playing with a lack of integrity. Rachel maintains that Kathy figuratively spit in her face and kicked her while she was at her lowest point. Kathy won't even listen to Rachel's stupidity and refuses to give Rachel the apology she demands. By the way, who is this blonde lady named Kathy that Rachel is picking on? I haven't seen her all season ;)

So, Ragan the new Saboteur is even more lame than the original Saboteur. He refuses two challenges (though, seriously, stinky cheese is ridiculously stupid anyway) and decides he will accept a challenge to turn Brendon and Rachel against each other. With a video message. Where's the risk involved in that? Ragan as Saboteur says Brendon has been throwing competitions to keep the heat on Rachel. Rachel says she doesn't believe the message and would never turn on Brendon, while the rest of the houseguests instantly assume the Saboteur must be Rachel, who is making a plea to stay in the house by putting blame on Brendon. Ragan is getting an easy ride.

Rachel does make a plea for Britney to use the POV, even offering her the $5,000 that she won last week. Britney has no intention of using it, because she fears it will jeopardize her game. Brendon decides, then, that he has to piss off the entire house in order to save Rachel. "You don't have to be my knight all the time," Rachel says. "Yes I do. It's what I'm supposed to do," Brendon says. Barf, I say.

At the POV ceremony, Brendon sticks to his word and tells Britney she is a spoiled brat who is playing selfishly, flipping alliances week to week. Britney takes her own shots, calling Brendon a "class act" and that he carries himself worse than anyone in the house. With that, she doesn't use the veto.

So, do you think Brendon's plan will work? I think the house is pretty dead-set on getting rid of Rachel, but you never know. Who do you want to go home? Sound off below!

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In this episode of Big Brother, Season 11 fan favorites Jeff and Jordan return to host a crucial power of veto competition that could put the final nail in the coffin of this season's first (and most nauseating) alliance, Brendon and Rachel. As such, there is plenty of drama and tears to go around. Meanwhile, Saboteaur Ragan takes on his first assignment from America, and — shocker! — it also relates to Brendon and Rachel. So, did "Brenchel" find a way to escape certain doom? And what innocent bystander finally got pulled into a catfight? Let's find out... read more

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Premiered: July 08, 2010, on CBS
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Premise: Strangers living together in a camera-filled house attempt to win $500,000 by being the last one standing after three months of confinement in the 12th version of the reality series.

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