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'Big Brother' determines Hayden and Lane to compete for final HoH


By Reality TV World staff, 09/10/2010 

Big Brother determined that Hayden Moss and Lane Elenburg will compete for the right to be crowned the twelfth season's final Head of Household during Thursday night's broadcast of the CBS reality competition.

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Hayden won the right to compete in third and final part of the season's three-part final HoH competition by defeating Lane and Enzo Palumbo, the Big Brother season's other remaining houseguest, during the first part of three-part competition. 

Dubbed "Rumble in the Big Brother Jungle," the challenge required the houseguests to sit on individual rope swings as they were slammed back and forth into a pair of "cliffs" and showered by a "waterfall" for as long as they could.  Big Brother aired the beginning of the previously taped challenge on Wednesday night's broadcast and began Thursday's episode with the broadcast of its conclusion.

Enzo, a 32-year-old insurance adjuster from Bayonne, NJ, lost his balance and dropped out 19 minutes into the challenge.  Hayden, a 24-year-old college student from Tempe, AZ, and Lane then continued competing until Lane fell off his rope after 155 minutes, resulting in Hayden's victory.

Lane, a 24-year-old oil rig salesman from Decatur, TX, and Enzo then faced off in the second part of the three-part final HoH competition, which took place live on Thursday night's Big Brother broadcast.

Dubbed "It's Alive," the challenge gave Lane and Enzo two minutes to identify which two houseguests' photos had been morphed together in series of five "Frankenstein" photographs.  The houseguest that correctly identified the most photographs would win the challenge, with their completion time serving as the tiebreaker in the event they both identified all five correctly.

Both men identified all five correctly, resulting in Lane winning the challenge due to his quicker completion time (73 seconds versus 103 seconds).

Hayden and Lane will compete in the third part of the season's final HoH competition during Wednesday night's live season finale.

Once the challenge is over, the winner will determine which of the other two remaining houseguests will join him in the Final 2 and the season's seven jury members -- Britney Haynes, Ragan Fox, Brendon Villegas, Matt Hoffman, Kathy Hillis, Rachel Reilly, and the Final 3 houseguest that doesn't advance to the Final 2 -- will then vote live and determine Big Brother's twelfth-season champion.

In addition to the final HoH competition, Thursday night's Big Brother broadcast also featured footage of Ragan arriving at the jury house and Matt telling him that he had made up his prior claim that he was competing on the show because his wife has melorheostosis, a rare and painful disorder.

"Sorry?" Matt told Ragan, who had found Matt's allegation reason for competing so admirable that he had allied with him and repeatedly campaigned to keep him in the game.

"Wow Matt, that's pretty hardcore," Ragan replied.  "I have nothing to say."

Afterwards, Ragan claimed to be "shell-shocked" by Matt's "complete fabrication," which he called "catastrophic in its proportions."

"I'm an emotional person.  Like, I cried a lot in that house because of Matt [and his wife's alleged disorder] and I just feel like a boundary was crossed," he said.  "I feel numb like I've been kicked in the gut.  I feel like Charlie Brown when Lucy pulls the football away.  I really believed that Matt was somebody I could trust."

However despite Ragan's comments, the footage didn't show the self-described emotional houseguest break into tears or express any other outward reaction to the revelation of Matt's lie.  Instead, Ragan appeared to quickly resume his rivalry with Rachel.

"You're right, the problem was with everybody else, not you.  It was just magic that when you left the house people stopped arguing!" he shouted at her after they began arguing about who had been the cause of the season's conflicts.

"Funny how there's never been a fight in the jury house until you got here!" Rachel snapped back.

(Photo credit CBS)


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