Big Brother 12 Episodes

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Big Brother 12 Episode: "Big Brother 12"

Season 12, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: The Power of Veto competition is held.
Original Air Date: Aug 18, 2010

Big Brother 12 Episode Recap: Veto Competition/Ceremony 6 Season 12, Episode 18

On this episode of Big Brother 12, the houseguest got a surprise visit from the recently evicted Rachel, and one houseguest let Rachel know exactly what he thought of her. Meanwhile, Brendon got a 24-hour vacation away from the house. Plus: The power of veto competition and ceremony paved the way for what will no doubt be this season's best eviction episode yet. So what went down? Let's find out.

After Brendon nominates Lane and Ragan, Ragan has a "Level 5 meltdown," because he can't stand the thought of being evicted by someone who has played the game as horrendously as Brendon. Britney, meanwhile, thinks Lane is simply a pawn nominee, and she says she will not feel safe until the veto ceremony is over. Brendon basically confirms Britney's suspicions to Lane, noting that if Ragan wins the power of veto, Matt or Britney will then go up beside Lane, who Brendon says is not a target at all.

Ragan feels the veto is a must-win, not just to save himself, but also to save his $20,000 Saboteur prize, which evaporates if he is evicted this week. The veto competition — which features HOH Brendon, the nominees, Enzo, Kathy and (surprisingly) Hayden — is hosted by the Zingbot 3000, who in addition to explaining the competition, insults houseguests in the most annoying robot voice ever. The competition requires houseguests to put together a series of puzzles piece-by-piece, each of which are retrieved on the other end of a balance beam. First person finished wins, and anyone who falls off the beam is automatically eliminated.

There was no real suspense: Ragan got off to an early lead and ended up winning. There were a few moments of humor, including Britney's frustration with Kathy's terrible performance (which ended when she fell from the beam) and Lane comparing building the puzzle on a rotating wheel to doing a Texas do-si-do.

So, Ragan goes and tells Britney how special she is, and that he is sorry if she ends up on the block when he saves himself. He feels certain that either she or Matt will take his place. (Meanwhile, Enzo and Hayden consider the advantages of evicting fellow alliance member Matt if he were to go up). But Ragan, through his tears, explains that he wants Britney and Matt to know that he has nothing but love for them...

But Ragan's got nothing but hatred for Rachel, who shows up at the front door after Brendon opens Pandora's Box in hopes to go on a 24-hour vacation with his recently evicted girlfriend. Unfortunately, Brendon stayed at the Malibu mansion by himself while Rachel terrorized the houseguests — namely Ragan, who, knowing he doesn't have Rachel's vote in the jury house, isn't afraid to speak his mind. What follows are some of the gems Ragan dropped on "wicked witch" Rachel:

-- "Count your friends in this house? (Pauses for a second) Done already?"

-- "Get us a drink, waitress!"

-- In response to being called a bitch for being gay: "I am a bitch because you're an absolute monster."

-- When Rachel calls herself a smart, strong, classy woman: "You are as classy as your nasty hair extensions."

-- "Your boobs are a lie, your face is a lie. The only thing honest about you are the pimples on your chin."
-- "Nobody likes you in the house. You were unleashed as something horrible in the house... You're a conniving, evil little witch and you got what was coming to you, you vile devil child. ... Your game is over."

Rachel finally shut up after the last part, because, I think she finally realized that she was the "bad" part of the Pandora's Box equation. She left the next day, but left Brendon a note in pretzels that he should put Matt up in Ragan's place. Glad to know Brendon is thinking for himself in the game! But he is smart enough to get Britney to promise to keep him safe, even though he's fully planning to put Matt up, not Britney.

Even though he was still hiding behind the video screen, Ragan's sabotage this week was better than most. He warned the houseguests to get plenty of sleep for a game-changing competition. Then, Saboteur messages came on all night, waking the houseguests up every few minutes. Then, the next morning, he reveals there is no competition. Ragan calls the effect, "paranoid freakatonia."

At the veto ceremony, Ragan saves himself. Brendon, who stupidly tells the house that hates him he is still acting with Rachel's wishes in mind — seriously, the houseguests might grow to like you if you would stop talking about her! -- then puts Matt up in Ragan's place. Enzo says it's time for Mattie to get whacked, while Lane downgrades Matt from a brother to a stepbrother. Britney says she's happy to now be safe, but Matt laughs it all off, because now he has the chance to use his diamond power of veto.

I can't wait for Thursday's show. I think Matt will put Britney (or Kathy) up in his place, and I think whoever goes up will be going home. I am not sure what the Brigade will do next, now that we have clearly seen the alliance is fractured. In any case, it should make for some awesome drama. Sorry, Neanderthal!

So, what do you want to see happen during the eviction? And what did you think of Ragan and Rachel's blowout? Share all your comments below?

 

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On this episode of Big Brother 12, the houseguest got a surprise visit from the recently evicted Rachel, and one houseguest let Rachel know exactly what he thought of her. Meanwhile, Brendon got a 24-hour vacation away from the house. Plus: The power of veto competition and ceremony paved the way for what will no doubt be this season's best eviction episode yet. So what went down? Let's find out.

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