Big Brother 12 Episodes

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Big Brother 12 Episode: "Big Brother 12"

Season 12, Episode 27
Episode Synopsis: The final four become three as another houseguest is evicted from the compound.
Original Air Date: Sep 8, 2010

Big Brother 12 Episode Recap: Eviction 10 Season 12, Episode 27

On Wednesday's episode of Big Brother 12, another houseguest was sent packing as the final three were locked in. But before any evicting was done, the Brigade alliance revealed themselves to fellow houseguest Britney, ending their season-long reign of secrecy. How did Britney take the news? And could she save herself from eviction by winning the power of veto? Let's find out!

Even though Hayden nominated Britney and Lane for eviction, every player was anxiously looking forward to the veto competition, because the veto holder was the only person in the house with true power. Britney obviously wanted to win to save herself. Lane was also pulling for Britney, because of his secret desire to make it to the final two with her without having to personally betray his alliance with the Brigade. Enzo, however, viewed the competition as a must-win, because he knew he would replace either nominee if they were able to save themselves. And, Enzo also wasn't sure Lane would vote to save him at this point, as Lane was in a great spot no matter who wins.

Hayden agreed with Enzo that Lane, perhaps, was no longer 100 percent trustworthy, and Britney made some serious arguments to keep herself in the house. Although Enzo and Hayden had already considered putting Lane out this week, Britney makes it clear that she thinks Enzo will beat anyone in the final two. Though Britney gave Hayden some food for thought to chew on, he seemed committed to taking the Brigade to the final three, which Enzo called a "storybook finish."

At the competition — which required houseguests to remember random facts about evicted houseguests and also complete a puzzle with the correct houseguests' faces — Hayden decided that he was going to play hard to keep the nominations the same, even though winning another competition would put a bigger target on his back. Not that he wanted to — rather, he was afraid Britney was going to outfox the rest of the Brigade on the trivia aspect.

That was definitely true for Lane, who claimed his "brain was backstabbing him" and throwing the competition, even though his heart was in it. Although Enzo, completed the puzzle first, he had at least four of the faces incorrect by my count. Meanwhile, Britney knew the answers, but opted to line the faces out on the ground before putting the puzzle together. This gave Hayden the edge, and he was able to complete the puzzle first and win the power of veto.

With the Brigade's final three hopes secured, Lane had to play along as Hayden and Enzo decided it was best to tell Britney about the alliance. They're thinking: If they break the bad news to her early, perhaps she can get over it and enjoy her last days in the house. Lane obviously didn't want Britney to find out, but he couldn't let his alliance think he was wavering, as they still had the chance to vote him out.

So, Lane and Enzo, who was too giddy to keep his mouth shut until Hayden was in the room, slowly let it slip that there has been a four-man alliance since Day 2. Britney at first laughs along at how they turned their back on Matt  midway through the game. But when Hayden decides to tell Britney how sorry he is, she finally gets it: The boys are confessing their alliance to her because they are telling her that they are sticking together to the end. Britney is stunned and saddened that she's "come all this way for nothing," and instantly turns into a sobbing mess as Enzo celebrates the success of the "greatest alliance ever."

In the diary room, Britney continues crying, lashing out at the Brigade, particularly Lane, by whom she felt most betrayed. She said she felt completely played and that that she looked stupid. She said Lane doesn't care if she's alive or dead and the idea of having to vote for any of them on finale night makes her sick. Lane, ever sensitive, said he felt as though one of his good dogs died when he saw Britney crying. And even though he tried to let her know that he was playing to keep her in the end, she didn't really want to hear his apologies.

At the veto/eviction ceremony, Lane again expressed those sentiments, admitting that he cares deeply for Britney, who he calls the "nicest, kindest lady he's ever been around." In fact, it seems the whole house had made nice since that initial blowup, as Britney — knowing her fate once Hayden failed to use the veto to save anyone — tells all the guys how much she will miss them. She even adds that if she couldn't be a member of the Brigade, she was happy to be a casualty of it.

Enzo keeps the lovefest going, apologizing profusely as he tells Britney that she's going home. He said she was a great competitor and that she was a threat. He even offered to let Britney's fiancé Nick punch him in the face if he wanted. Outside with Julie Chen, Britney said that even though she hated to be evicted, she really does love all the guys and wishes them the best in the game. She said she never worried about the possibility of an all-guy alliance because she felt close enough to them that she didn't feel threatened by them.

In particular, she said she knew Lane didn't play her, but rather, had to make the most of the situation he was given after Hayden won the veto. Lane confirms that to Britney in is goodbye message, when he said he would "miss everything about" Britney  and that it would be a "big, empty house" without her. Hayden and Enzo were also very sweet in their goodbyes, again marking this as perhaps one of the nicer seasons in Big Brother history.

So, the Brigade was left to compete in Phase 1 of this season's final head of household competition. As usual, it was an endurance competition. Each player has to hang on to a rope as it flies across the back yard, through a waterfall, and into a wall on the other side. It looks both ridiculously fun and painful, but the show ends with all players enjoying themselves for now.

So, what do you think of Britney's eviction? Do you think it was a mistake for the Brigade to reveal their secret? Who do you want to win the final HOH? Check back tomorrow night to see which two houseguests will compete for the $500,000. In the meantime, share your comments below!

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On Wednesday's episode of Big Brother 12, another houseguest was sent packing as the final three were locked in. But before any evicting was done, the Brigade alliance revealed themselves to fellow houseguest Britney, ending their season-long reign of secrecy. How did Britney take the news? And could she save herself from eviction by winning the power of veto? Let's find out! read more

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Premiered: July 08, 2010, on CBS
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