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Big Brother Episode: "Big Brother"

Season 14, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: The Power of Veto competition is held.
Original Air Date: Aug 22, 2012

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Season 14, Episode 18
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Length: 16:50:33
Aired: 8/22/2012
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Big Brother Recap: Veto Competition/Ceremony 6 Season 14, Episode 18

As if Shane's blindside nominations of Frank and Boogie weren't enough to send tremors  through the house, Boogies decides to embark on a witch hunt to find out who sold him out.  Shane plays dumb, upsetting at least two people in his alliance. But did Boogie get the answers/results he desired? And did either he or Frank save themselves by winning the power of veto? Let's find out.

As expected, after Shane nominated Frank and Boogie, the Silent Six alliance is pretty much toast. Naturally, Boogie doesn't give Shane credit for making such a bold move on his own, so he suspects Britney is behind the betrayal. Frank, however, continues his one-man vendetta against Dan and places the blame on him. Rather than speculate, Frank and Boogie take their suggestions to Shane, who, rather than tell the truth (that Ian is the Quack Pack's mole), bumbles his way through a bunch of excuses (including that Joe was the one spreading rumors about Boogie — ha!) before ultimately insinuating that Britney is the one behind the decision.

Realizing (regretting?) what he's done, Shane tells Britney, and, as expected, she's upset that Shane threw her under the bus. Britney tries to do damage control, telling Frank and Boogie that while she did tell Shane what she had heard, she doesn't "control" his nominations. Britney, however, won't reveal the source of the intel (again, Ian), leading Boogie and Frank to automatically assume that Dan is the one spreading rumors.

Britney goes back to Shane and tells him how huge he messed up, but he argues that he is tired of being the only one with blood on his hands. Although I see his point, he can't just roll over on his alliance members if he hopes to keep them around. However, Shane has done Ian a huge favor. All of the anger Frank and Boogie are directing at Dan rightly belongs on Ian, who is able to still share Frank and Boogie's pain, even though he caused it all.

Dan, however, has to listen to Boogie's repeated attacks. Boogie first lays on the guilt, explaining that he fought with Frank to not back-door Dan the week before. Then Boogie lays out exactly how he thinks Dan betrayed him, and when Dan denies it, Boogie wants to see Dan do the same in front of Britney. When Boogie and Dan sit with Frank and Britney, Dan remains silent about the accusations, leading Boogie to think he must be right in assuming that Dan sold them out.

After they leave, Dan fumes to Britney about how he's tired of having to cover for Ian. Britney says he has to in order to protect the alliance the Quack Pack has formed and to keep getting good intel from Ian. However, Dan says after this week, he has no problem throwing Ian to the wolves.

The veto competition is a counting game. The participating houseguests (Shane, Frank, Boogie, Jen, Ian and Ashley -- the latter two chosen as houseguest's choices) have to look at a sample of candy and then guess how much candy that equates to in a much larger display. Once each player guesses, a houseguest can stand by their guess or fold the round. If they fold, they stay in the game, but win no points. The closest houseguest to the correct number wins a point while the furthest from the correct total is eliminated. The first person to score three points wins.

Ashley is so excited by candy that she becomes even dumber than before. Her strategy in guessing how many marshmallow chicks there were in one display: the picture method, in which she "looks at a picture in the picture and sees how many pictures can fit in the picture." Don't worry, it didn't make sense to me either.

Boogie is overly aggressive/confident and goes out in the first round. He regrets not folding to just stay alive a while longer, but Frank wins the first point. Frank also wins the second round, during which Jen is eliminated and Ashley shares another gem: She looked at the bushels of lollipops and "because it was a 3D object," she doubled it and multiplied it by 12 and added the three tiers together. Genius!

Over the next two rounds, Ian and Shane are eliminated, leaving Frank to face off against, improbably, Ashley. (If Frank hadn't folded one round, he would have won outright.) Luckily for Frank, Ashley folded in the last round, which automatically means Frank wins the veto.

Frank and Boogie immediately set out trying to convince the "floaters" in the game to tell Shane to put Dan up as the replacement nominee. Jen agrees that Dan is the most dangerous player in the game. (Not true, Jen. Boogie is!) Boogie also tries to get Britney to turn on Dan, saying he made his move too early and ruined the Silent Six alliance, which could have run the game. Boogie even tried to fake tears, which Britney saw right through.

Finally Boogie makes a last-ditch plea to Shane. Boogie says Dan likes to let other players get their hands dirty, an argument that Boogie has no way of knowing might resonate with Shane given his earlier bellyaching. Boogie reasons that because Shane is an "idiot savant without the savant" he can persuade him to act on his behalf by speaking to him just before the nomination.  However, Shane is unwavering and chooses Jen, not Dan, as the replacement nominee.

I have to say things look bad for Boogie, who thinks he has a few votes to possibly save him, including Ian's. Ian, however, says he's glad Boogie will be far away when he learns that Ian is the one who betrayed him. Part of me feels like Boogie might find out during his campaigning this week. In any case Thursday is a double elimination, which always mixes things up a bit. Who do you think will go home? Share your thoughts below!

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As if Shane's blindside nominations of Frank and Boogie weren't enough to send tremors  through the house, Boogies decides to embark on a witch hunt to find out who sold him out.  Shane plays dumb, upsetting at least two people in his alliance. But did Boogie get the answers/results he desired? And did either he or Frank save themselves by winning the power of veto? Let's find out.... read more

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