'Big Brother' crowns Angela Rummans new HoH, Haleigh Broucher and Faysal Shafaat nominated for eviction
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/27/2018
Big Brother crowned Angela Rummans the new Head of Household, and she in turn nominated two houseguests for eviction during Sunday night's Season 20 broadcast on CBS.
After Angela came into power, she decided to nominate Haleigh Broucher and Faysal Shafaat at the Nomination Ceremony. Angela didn't want this power couple to make it to the end given they were a strong duo with Haleigh being the brains and Faysal being the brawn.
The Big Brother broadcast began where last week's live-eviction episode had left off, with the remainder of the "candy" ball pit Head of Household competition.
The previous Head of Household, Faysal, believed he had an alliance with Angela, Haleigh and Tyler Crispen going forward, so he hoped one of them would win.
But since Tyler had a deal with every single person in the house, so he wanted anyone else to win it.
JC Mounduix just had fun in the ball pit because he was certain no one was coming after him. He gushed about having another week to party in the Big Brother house.
Sam Bledsoe had gathered many tokens and decided to hand them out to her fellow houseguests in exchange for her safety. Sam gave both Haleigh and Brett Robinson tokens, and they in turn promised not to nominate her for eviction.
Angela landed a score of 39, which was just shy of 40 and a perfect score. Since only two scores could beat her, she decided to keep her score -- and Haleigh admitted it was going to be tough to beat.
Angela wondered whether she should stay true to her deal with Faysal and Haleigh or break them up. Faysal assumed Angela's goal was to take out Sam, who had distanced herself from most of the players in the house.
"Every time I attempt to play the game from a strategic point, it doesn't ever work out, and I'm feeling kind of in the dark. I know I have Tyler, but he doesn't really talk to me, so I'm an emotional roller coaster," Sam said in a confessional.
This marked the last week Tyler could use his "The Cloud" Power App, but with Angela as Head of Household, he assumed he wouldn't have to use the advantage this season at all. Tyler was able to use his app at one Nomination Ceremony or Veto Meeting.
Haleigh then walked in on Brett, Tyler, Angela and Kacey Clark "ecstatically celebrating" Angela's win. Haleigh immediately realized Angela was in a four-person alliance, but it wasn't with Faysal and herself.
Haleigh guaranteed Faysal she was going to be nominated the next day, probably with someone like Sam. Faysal didn't think that was possible, but Haleigh assured him that she was "absolutely screwed."
Faysal insisted to cameras that he "was good," and so was Haleigh. Faysal told Haleigh to trust him and ride with him.
Angela's "Level 6" alliance wanted her to put Haleigh and Faysal on the chopping block against each other, but the only way to avoid getting blood on her hands would be to nominate Sam.
In order to establish some good faith and trust with Angela, Haleigh told the HoH she would understand if she had to go up on the chopping block as a pawn with Sam. Angela promised Haleigh she wasn't the target but it was a move she was considering.
"Did Haleigh just offer me herself as a pawn? You know, that's a great idea! I'll take it, Haleigh, sounds great. Maybe she's just as dumb as her boyfriend," Angela said in a confessional.
Faysal then spoke to Angela in Haleigh's defense, saying Haleigh would never come after her and it would be a mistake to make her the pawn. Angela agreed he was right, but she didn't even look like she was paying attention to his pitch.
During a conversation with Haleigh and Tyler, Faysal asked Haleigh to stop speaking. She didn't appreciate Faysal talking over her and talking for her, so it infuriated her.
While Faysal was acting like Tyler and Angela owed them something, Haleigh told the cameras that wasn't the case because she had targeted Tyler during her week as the "BB Hacker" and had nominated Angela during her previous Head of Household reign.
Tyler then revealed he had a crush on Angela, and she later confessed she had feelings for and was attracted to him as well.
Tyler was so distracted by Angela and called her "a perfect human being," but he didn't want to throw away his Big Brother game for a showmance.
Regardless, the couple cuddled in bed that night, and Tyler kissed Angela on the forehead.
The next day, Tyler and Angela congratulated each other on making it to Top 7. But Angela was tired of making moves to benefit someone like Brett when he never saved her at any point in time.
Brett wanted Faysal out, but if she targeted Faysal and Haleigh, the person to stay in that showmance would gun for her the following week.
Angela therefore considered sending Sam out the door because everyone in the house would be okay with it. Angela spoke to Tyler about how it would be an easy week and she wouldn't get blood on her hands. Tyler said he'd support whatever she decided.
Meanwhile, Brett and JC talked about how it would be "a total waste of an HoH" for Angela to send Sam packing. As a result, JC shared his opinion with the HoH, suggesting Haleigh and Faysal should go up on the block against each other.
JC told Angela he became close with Faysal just so it would be beneficial to their alliance, and then Angela realized the only way to ensure Faysal or Haleigh going home would be to nominate them for eviction side by side.
Going into the Nomination Ceremony, Faysal was convinced he was going to be safe -- and so was Haleigh. But Faysal realized Haleigh was going to be Angela's pawn.
At the Nomination Ceremony, Angela nominated Haleigh and Faysal saying they were "a day late and a dollar short" by coming to her with an alliance plan so late in the game.
Haleigh worried her game was over, and Faysal felt "stupid" he didn't take a shot at Angela and Tyler when he had the chance as HoH. Faysal never saw this coming, but Haleigh clearly did all along.