'Big Brother' recap: Sam Bledsoe evicted, as JC Mounduix comes into power for first time this season
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/20/2018
Big Brother featured a special pre-taped eviction in which Sam Bledsoe was sent packing before JC Mounduix was crowned the new Head of Household during Wednesday night's Season 20 broadcast on CBS.
Sam, a 27-year-old welder from Stuarts Draft, VA, was evicted from the Big Brother house through a unanimous 2-0 vote over JC, a 28-year-old professional dancer, in which Tyler Crispen -- who had a Final 2 deal with Sam -- turned his back on her.
Sam decided not to wallow in her "suffering" because her fellow houseguests didn't want to hurt her -- they just wanted to win the money.
JC had Tyler's back the entire game but unfortunately no longer trusted him 100 percent after Brett Robinson's ouster. But Tyler was prepared to go to the end with someone from "Level 6" in order to show he's not afraid to go up against someone who played a great, competitive game.
JC then told Tyler that he felt "completely alone in the game." JC also reminded Tyler that they are friends and he's not Tyler's pawn. JC was hoping to get inside of Tyler's head a little bit since the Hilton Head lifeguard was his "only option" to stay and potentially advance in the game.
As for JC's strategy, he still wanted to target Kaycee. JC explained that if Tyler won the Power of Veto and pulled him off the chopping block, the Head of Household, Angela, would have no choice but to nominate Kaycee and then Kaycee would go home next and Tyler wouldn't get any blood on his hands.
But the discussion made Tyler uncomfortable and just want to go after JC instead for plotting and scheming against his alliance.
It then became time for the Power of Veto competition. Each player was required to find three stations within a maze and complete the course to ultimately lift a curse and pull a sword from the stone. If it took a houseguest longer than 30 seconds to get from one station to the next, he or she must start the maze again.
In the end, Sam timed out at 30 minutes, but Tyler finished the maze in six minutes and 29 seconds. Kaycee completed the competition in five minutes and 46 seconds. It took Angela 10 minutes and 50 seconds to get through the maze, while JC clocked in at 11 minutes and nine seconds.
Kaycee therefore won the Power of Veto for the fourth time this season.
As a result, JC planned to lay low in order to keep the target on Sam and make her look like the bigger threat, but Sam had the same goal.
During the subsequent Veto Meeting, Kaycee decided not to use the Power of Veto and keep Angela's nominations the same. Kaycee announced that she didn't want to shake up with the game with such few people left.
At this point in the season, "Level 6" has won 18 competitions together and the last 10 competitions in a row. They were so close to getting to the end together.
Sam then realized Tyler might not be on her side, and she didn't know whether she could trust anybody.
Tyler started to feel really guilty about having to backstab his friends in the game, especially since he had a Final 2 deal with both Sam and JC. It unfortunately came down to choosing between friends, and that was painful for him.
Meanwhile, JC hoped he was the pawn, and he noted that his fellow houseguests would surely "suffer" if he becomes the next Head of Household.
Once it became time for the eviction, Sam and JC both delivered sweet final speeches in which they thanked their fellow players for a great summer and expressed a lot of love.
Angela would only vote in the event of a tie, and Sam was ousted from the Big Brother house with two votes.
Moving on to one of the most important Head of Household competitions of the summer.
Julie explained the winner would be guaranteed a spot in the Final 3 and also be eligible to compete in the final HoH competition of Season 20. However, as outgoing HoH, Angela was deemed ineligible to compete.
In a classic competition dubbed "What the bleep?," the participating houseguests were shown a number of videos containing statements made by previously-evicted houseguests this summer. Each statement featured a bleeped-out word or phrase, and Julie said what the answer might be.
The players' job was to determine if Julie's answer was "True or False." For every correct answer, a houseguest would receive one point. The player with the highest number of points after seven rounds would become the new Head of Household.