Big Brother 12 Episodes

2010, TV Show

Big Brother 12 Episode: "Big Brother 12"

Season 12, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: Another houseguest is evicted from the compound.
Original Air Date: Aug 19, 2010

Big Brother 12 Episode Recap: Eviction 6 Season 12, Episode 19

Big Brother 12 finally delivered a twist that lived up to the reality franchise's mantra: expect the unexpected. Of course, viewers fully expected what transpired, but the houseguests were rocked when Matt, whom the entire house was prepared to send home, unveiled his secret diamond power of veto and saved himself. So, who did Matt put on the chopping block instead? Who became the next member of the jury? And who is the next head of household? Let's find out!

Julie Chen began the night promising the biggest night of blindsides the game has ever seen. I would argue that last season's coup d'état was a bigger shift, but nobody asked me. First, some catching up: After Ragan saved himself using the traditional golden power of veto Wednesday, he was still a sobbing mess because Matt's nomination in his stead was bittersweet. Matt simply listened to Ragan's pity, all the while knowing everything was going to be OK.

Matt did take the chance, however, to see just how strong his alliance with the Brigade is. Since he also couldn't tell them of his dastardly plan, he began looking to see where Enzo's alliance falls. Enzo and Hayden both promised Lane, who was also on the block with Matt, that they were voting Matt out of the house. But Enzo tipped his hand when he asked Matt if he would still vote for a Brigade member to win if Matt was sent to the jury house. Matt saw right through it, and began to wonder if Enzo should be the replacement nominee.

Hayden also let Matt know about the warning message Rachel left to Brendon in pretzels that asked Brendon to evict Matt. Hayden revealed that Kathy told him about the message, which made Matt feel betrayed because Kathy didn't tell him. Then, Ragan's final act as Saboteur — to put a note that said "I know your secret" on a houseguest's bed — put an even bigger target on Kathy's back. Ragan chose to leave the note on Enzo's bed, which Kathy had just made earlier in the day. The whole house then points out how she's been terrible at competitions and how she may have been lying about Rachel's pretzel message all along. They are convinced that Kathy is the Saboteur, which means Ragan wins $20,000 and Kathy is most likely going up on the block.

(Silly eviction week aside: The "back home" package focused on Britney and Lane's flirtatious relationship. It was the typical commentary from both Britney's mom and Lane's mother and brother: Britney's mom sees Lane as the guy Britney would go for; Lane's mom could see him bringing Britney home to meet the family. But hello? Britney is engaged! Why are we not hearing from the fiancé?)

In the living room, Julie confirms that the Saboteur is still in the house, but that his or her reign of terror is (thankfully) over. Ragan tells Julie he has no regrets for standing up to Rachel the way he did and that his "integrity is not for sale ... being quiet is not worth $500,000."

When Julie asks Matt to make his final plea to stay in the house, Matt takes a few shots at Brendon, chiefly at Brendon's rationale to nominate Matt simply because Rachel, who is no longer in the game, told him to do so. Matt then congratulates Brendon on getting Matt on the chopping block, but then regretfully informs Brendon that he would only get thisclose to accomplishing his goal because Matt has the diamond power of veto.

Julie explains the twist to the dumbfounded houseguests: Matt opened Pandora's Box two weeks ago. He won the power. He can save himself, and can name a new nominee. Britney can't believe it, Ragan is beyond happy and Enzo mouths the Brigade's catch phrase "gre-nade" in delight. Matt then nominates Kathy, who despite being blindsided, takes it all in with class. Lane continues that trend in his final plea speech. And then, each houseguest, with varying degrees of giddiness (and in Britney's case, goofy dancing), votes to evict Kathy.

Outside the house, Kathy tells Julie it hurts to leave the game so unexpectedly, but she understands that is how the game is played. She also says that even though she threw some competitions early on, she fell off the balance beam in Wednesday's veto competition because she was dizzy. Kathy never made much of an impact on the game, so I can't say she will be missed. But I do applaud the dignity with which she left the game. (She even made sure to appoint a new caretaker for the house fish, which she had been feeding all season.)

For the Head of Household competition, the houseguests had to answer true-or-false questions about the game of "Big Brother Says" they played the day before. Big Brother made them howl at the moon, do jumping jacks, toilet paper the HOH room, have a two-minute group hug, attempt handstands and more. Julie would read the instructions given to the houseguests, and they had to determine if they matched what Big Brother had asked of them.

Hayden and Ragan both went out with an incorrect answer on the first question, and Matt followed them on the second question, though it looked as if he purposefully didn't want to be HOH this week. Lane went out next, and after a couple rounds of tying, Britney won HOH. Also of note: Brendon didn't say one word that I caught from the time Matt came off the block to the end of the show. Sorry, buddy!

But, wait! Julie reveals that next Thursday will be a double eviction. I can't wait. So, are you glad Kathy was sent home? Who do you think Britney will nominate? And who do you want to win it all? Vote in our poll and share your comments below.

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Big Brother 12 finally delivered a twist that lived up to the reality franchise's mantra: expect the unexpected. Of course, viewers fully expected what transpired, but the houseguests were rocked when Matt, whom the entire house was prepared to send home, unveiled his secret diamond power of veto and saved himself. So, who did Matt put on the chopping block instead? Who became the next member of the jury? And who is the next head of household? Let's find out! read more

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