'Big Brother' recap: Haleigh Broucher nominates Angela Rummans and Kaycee Clark for eviction before "BB Hacker" makes a change
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/13/2018
Big Brother's Head of Household, Haleigh Broucher, nominated two houseguests for eviction, only to have a wrench thrown in her plan thanks to the last "BB Hacker" of the summer during Sunday night's Season 20 episode on CBS.
However, Kaycee subsequently won the "BB Hacker Competition" and decided to remove herself from the chopping block. Kaycee's choice left an open seat on the chopping block, and so she secretly nominated Angie "Rockstar" Lantry for eviction as the anonymous hacker.
The Big Brother broadcast began on Day 51, with Haleigh celebrating her Head of Household victory and Tyler admitting she was "the worst possible person" to win the power position this week given she had placed him on the chopping block as the "BB Hacker."
However, Tyler still had a Power App that could keep him safe at either one Nomination Ceremony or one Veto Meeting.
"It might finally be the time to break this thing out," said Tyler, who hadn't informed anyone of his Power App except for Sam Bledsoe about seven hours before the live eviction.
Faysal Shafaat admitted it really hurt him to vote out Bayleigh Dayton but, after weeks of being on the wrong side of the vote, he had to vote with the majority and not take any risks.
Sam also cried about Bayleigh going home, saying she had been the only houseguest to care about her on a personal level outside of the game. Sam felt alone and uncomfortable in the house, and she only found solace in her bed.
Sam didn't even really trust Tyler because he had waited so long to tell her about his Power App.
Even though Haleigh was Head of Household, she knew the "BB Hacker" competition could throw "a massive wrench" into her alliance's plans this week.
Haleigh then spoke to Rockstar about nominating two players from the other side of the house, such as Angela -- whom she called "very sneaky" -- and Kaycee. Haleigh also thought about putting Sam on the chopping block.
But either way, Tyler was her real target, and she said she needed to backdoor him.
As Sam was walking around the house crying to different people, Kaycee and Tyler were "over it." Kaycee even suggested Sam was trying to "manipulate people with her emotion." Kaycee and Angela therefore agreed she was a liability and putting a big target on her back.
In order for Level 6 to protect themselves, they couldn't have two alliance members on the block, so Angela's goal was to convince Haleigh to nominate Sam for eviction as one of her two nominees.
Brett Robinson then attempted to work some magic on Haleigh by flirting with her. She realized he was "a free agent," but he promised that she was his "girl" and he was definitely working with the former FOUTTE alliance members.
Afterward, Sam asked to speak with Haleigh alone. Sam asked Haleigh who was making fun of her, and Haleigh said while no one was, some people she had placed her trust in didn't have her best interests in mind. For instance, Angela reminded Haleigh that Sam had put her on the chopping block.
"I feel like I'm the only real f-cking person in this house and I'm just trapped in here with all you psychos," Sam cried.
"I'm almost at my breaking point and I'm going to lose [it]... Somebody is making me look dumb and I will rip them limb from limb and pull their bottom limb clean up over the back of their head to make them regret the day they were born."
Haleigh acknowledged Sam was two steps from falling into the deep end and maybe it made sense to nominate her for eviction now.
Faysal then opened up his heart to Haleigh and told her that he wanted her to be his girl once they got out of the house. Faysal said he wants to spoil her and make her fall in love with him.
While Haleigh found Faysal tall, dark, handsome, funny and athletic, she wanted to lay low. If anyone found out they were a couple, they would become the No. 1 targets and go on the block together.
Haleigh then admitted to Tyler she wanted him gone because he'd be gunning for her from that point on.
As a result, Tyler wanted to convince Haleigh to backdoor him so he could use his Power App at the Veto Meeting to save himself. (If he used it at the Nomination Ceremony, he could still be backdoored).
"You know I'll win the veto if you put me in the veto," Tyler insisted to Haleigh.
At the Nomination Ceremony, Haleigh decided to nominate Angela and Kaycee for eviction because Angela had targeted her best friend Bayleigh and she didn't have much of a relationship with Kaycee in the house.
Kaycee called Haleigh fake and could sense "a lot of BS" coming from her. Angela insisted to the cameras Haleigh wasn't even on her radar.
Meanwhile, Tyler actually celebrated Haleigh's attempt to backdoor him. Tyler promised Angela and Kaycee it was "a good thing" that Haleigh was trying to get him out after the Veto Competition.
Brett promised Haleigh he would keep nominations the same if he won the Hacker Competition, but he was lying and already had a plan in place.
For this week's Hacker Competition -- the final one of the season -- the houseguests were required to hack the cameras in the house. They were shown fragments of images taken inside the Big Brother house and had to attempt to identify the room where each image was located.
The first three players to correctly identify the room in each round would hack the camera and earn one point. Any players to make an incorrect guess would be locked out of that round.
The player with the most points at the end of seven rounds would win the power to secretly hack three different parts of the game this week.
Round 7 came down to Kaycee against Scottie Salton, and in the end, Kaycee became the new "BB Hacker" and intended to turn Haleigh's HoH reign upside down all week long.
Kaycee then shared with Angela and Tyler that she's the "BB Hacker" and asked them not to share the news with JC Mounduix.
The "BB Hacker" soon revealed Kaycee was being taken down from the chopping block and the new nominee was Rockstar. Haleigh was upset her good friend was in trouble under her own HoH reign, and Rockstar was frustrated she was up for nomination again.