With Haleigh and Faysal's best friend, Kaitlyn Herman, on the chopping block, Faysal shocked the house by deciding to save Haleigh from possible eviction. As a result, the week's Head of Household, Sam Bledsoe, named Angie "Rockstar" Lantry the replacement nominee.
The Big Brother broadcast began on Day 31, with Sam having put Haleigh and Kaitlyn on the chopping block.
Sam said Haleigh and Kaitlyn had "very little respect for others and, sadly, very little respect for themselves."
"Flipping your hair around and laying all over everybody is not female empowerment," Sam explained.
"I'm old fashion, and to me, being a lady is what makes me empowered. Because of my power app, one of them will automatically be offered a chance to come back into the house, but I don't think either one of them has the grit that it takes. And if they do return, they will easily be sent back out."
Kaitlyn and Haleigh weren't going to give up although Sam's speech hurt the girls and made them emotional. They were ready to play the game and defend themselves.
Rockstar didn't understand Sam's nominations because someone like Brett Robinson, who had been causing controversy in the house, got off scot-free. Kaycee Clark wasn't down with Sam's statement either, saying it was uncalled for and Haleigh and Kaitlyn weren't disrespecting the men in the house in any way.
Sam then spoke to Tyler Crispen about how Rockstar was "the obvious choice" and "easy target" if she needed to name a replacement nominee after the Power of Veto competition. Sam also intended to share with the nominees how they could win a spot back in the game at the Veto Meeting.
Afterward, Kaitlyn was shown crying about how Sam had announced she disrespected men and represented the opposite of female empowerment. Kaitlyn admitted, in fact, that if it came down to save the girls or guys in the house, she would absolutely side with the women.
"I'm an affectionate girl. I can't help it. I like to be touched," Kaitlyn told Sam. "If that's my downfall, like being too affectionate, so be it. But hearing it from you is very sad."
Sam subsequently said in a confessional, "I don't get by batting my eyelashes or asking for hugs. I command and demand respect because I give it."
Sam thought a lot of Faysal Shafaat and wanted him to stand up and make up his own mind in the case he wins the Power of Veto. She considered him a genuine, kind and caring person -- a "Grade A dude." Faysal was trying to cater to her soft side so he wouldn't become a replacement nominee.
"As long as you're here, I will love you, okay?" Sam told Faysal while hugging him.
Faysal was in a tough position in the game because he cared about both Kaitlyn, who was his best friend in the house, and Haleigh, whom he was in a showmance with. Faysal wanted to play for the Veto and win it, but he didn't know which girl to save.
Faysal was certain about one thing, however, that he wouldn't throw the competition just to avoid being put in an awkward and difficult position.
"Me and Haleigh just don't get a lot of alone time in this house, and that sucks because I have feelings for her and want to spend every second with the girl. I know she has feelings for me, so I can't help but be a sucker for love. Now, I want to save Haleigh more," Faysal admitted in the Diary Room.
Players were then selected for the Power of Veto competition. Sam got houseguest's choice and picked JC Mounduix. Kaitlyn picked Rockstar, and then Haleigh got houseguest's choice and selected Faysal.
Haleigh's choice made Kaitlyn feel a little weird, because she was convinced Faysal was going to save her if given the opportunity.
For the Power of Veto competition that former Big Brother winner Rachel Reilly hosted, the participating houseguests were required to answer questions about how many times they were either chopped, bonked or spanked by a machine.
Kaitlyn figured she might need to win the veto for herself although she had faith in Faysal, and Faysal also intended to win in order to ensure his own safety.
The competition ultimately came down to a Kaitlyn vs. Faysal showdown, and Kaitlyn actually decided to throw the competition to her pal. Faysal therefore won the golden power of veto.
Before the Veto Meeting, Faysal promised both Haleigh and Kaitlyn he would use the veto on them. Kaitlyn thought they were going to be a pair and ride through the game together right to the end, but Haleigh's heart was on the line.
Kaitlyn could sense a change in Faysal's energy when they sat down for a conversation, and she grew very concerned that Faysal had made the same promise to Haleigh.
"I thought I was your No.1," Kaitlyn told Faysal in shock, adding that she would definitely go home if he decides to leave her on the block.
To make matters worse, Faysal accidentally called Kaitlyn by Haleigh's name. With that being said, Kaitlyn stormed out of the room crying.
Once the Veto Meeting commenced and Faysal saved Haleigh, Sam declared she wanted to nominate a person whom everyone in the house liked -- her own best friend, whom she believed would stay.
"I don't think that's the right thing to do, Sam," JC automatically spoke up. "I would never do that to you."
"Alright," Sam noted. "Then, I'm going to put up Rockstar."
Sam then announced to the group she had received the first "Power App" of the season and her "Bonus Life" power will allow the person evicted the chance to come back into the house. Rockstar cried about Sam's choice to nominate three strong women, saying she left "a bully" like Brett in the game.
And Kaitlyn was crying as well over Faysal, but his betrayal lit a fire under her and she said she was ready to "play the damn game" and send Faysal out the door.