'Big Brother' recap: Tyler Crispen wins PoV, Haleigh Broucher names Kaycee Clark as replacement nominee for Angela Rummans
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/16/2018
Big Brother featured Tyler Crispen winning the Power of Veto competition and him, in turn, removing Angela Rummans from the chopping block during Wednesday night's Season 20 broadcast on CBS.
After Tyler removed Angela from the block, this week's Head of Household -- Haleigh Broucher -- decided to nominate Kaycee Clark for eviction. Haleigh selected Kaycee as the replacement nominee because she's a bigger threat and could be the only way to save her Angie "Rockstar" Lantry.
The Big Brother broadcast began on Day 52, with the "BB Hacker" having finished its announcement that Kaycee had been removed from the chopping block and Rockstar was put up in her place.
Kaycee, the week's "BB Hacker," explained she had nominated Rockstar for eviction because it's unlikely she would win the Power of Veto given she's "not a strong competitor." Kaycee intended to play it cool and ensure no players outside of Level 6 learned of her "BB Hacker" identity.
Rockstar said she was being "underestimated" in the game and houseguests probably kept nominating her for eviction because they think she's weak.
Haleigh was disappointed her friend was on the block under her own HoH reign, but she hoped her plan to backdoor Tyler would still come to fruition.
Afterward, Kaycee considered picking Tyler to play in the PoV competition because he's a beast and could probably win it and follow through with the same goal.
And Rockstar, Haleigh and Faysal Shafaat were then shown discussing how Kaycee was probably the hacker. Although Tyler was Haleigh's target, she acknowledged neither Kaycee or Angela wanted to work with her either so it might make sense to just get rid of one of them.
Sam Bledsoe then got emotional because she thought Tyler was her best friend in the house but she was beginning to question if he was genuine. Sam asked Tyler if he was lying to her, but he calmed her down.
"I love Sam to death and I know she's freaking out. And honestly, I have been hiding some things from her, but I've to! I haven't told her about Level 6 and I didn't tell her about my Power App until about six weeks after I got it," Tyler said in a confessional.
"So I'm just trying to do whatever I can to bring her back to earth. I need to nip this in the bud so she doesn't out my game."
Angela was 75 percent sure Kaycee was the hacker, so she confronted Kaycee and mentioned how there were six other people who could have been nominated for eviction.
Kaycee insisted she was not the hacker and said she didn't appreciate Rockstar going after her like that. Rockstar, however, noted Kaycee cussed at her first.
The two girls continued to bicker, with Rockstar saying Kaycee made "a b-tch ass move" and she clearly didn't come to play Big Brother.
It then became time to pick players for the Power of Veto competition. The "BB Hacker" announced Tyler had been selected to play, which was "worst case scenario" for Haleigh because if he won the veto, he could take Angela off the block and also keep himself safe, ultimately ruining her backdoor plan.
"Level 6 is not losing a member this week if I have anything to say about it!" Tyler said in a confessional.
The other two houseguests chosen to compete in the competition Faysal and Kaycee. Faysal was Rockstar's choice, while Kaycee was picked by Angela. The competition was going to be three against three, with the house divided down the middle.
For the Power of Veto competition, Otev the skunk asked each player to retrieve medicine labeled with the names of two previously-evicted houseguests. They had to slide down a waterfall and search through the forest for a bottle of medicine that met Otev's description.
The houseguests then had to deliver the medicine to Otev, and the last person to do so would be eliminated.
The competition would be played in a series of rounds until only one player remained. And if a houseguest retrieved the wrong medicine, he or she would also be ousted from the competition.
The Power of Veto competition came down to Rockstar and Tyler. Rockstar delivered the last medicine in first place, but she pick the wrong prescription. Tyler therefore walked away with the golden Power of Veto, and Rockstar was crushed.
Tyler was thrilled because he could keep himself safe, save his Cloud app, and protect his girls in the Level 6 alliance.
The episode concluded with the Veto Meeting, and Kaycee learning her unfortunate fate. Tyler announced he had saved Angela because Haleigh was just gunning for him the week prior, and Haleigh made it clear she nominated Kaycee again due to a lack of other options.
As the "BB Hacker," however, Kaycee will have the opportunity to prevent one person in the house from voting during Thursday night's live eviction.