Big Brother 20 recap: The first of two houseguests leaves during a double eviction week

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On Big Brother 20, Sam’s and JC’s survival in the game relies entirely on winning the veto. The houseguests learn someone will be leaving the house early.

Julie Chen surprises the remaining houseguests with the news that one of them will be leaving a day early. It’s a double eviction week on Big Brother.

But before someone walks out the door, viewers get to see what’s been happening in the house since Angela put JC and Sam up on the block.

It’s Sam’s fourth time on the block this summer. She knows it’s not personal; it’s about the money. She isn’t going to “wallow in her suffering.” She’s going to win the veto.

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JC isn’t as pragmatic. He feels he’s had Tyler’s back the whole game, and Tyler turned on him. He also vows to win the veto.

Neither Sam or JC are exactly competition beasts, so to hang their hopes of staying on winning the veto seems like a long shot — to say the least.

Tyler is disappointed to see two loyal allies on the block. But he feels the key to him winning the game is to stick with Level Six. In the end, he wants to be sitting by someone who also made big moves, so he can prove to the Jury he’s not afraid to sit by somebody who really played.

JC feels the need to remind Tyler that he’s his friend and not his pawn. JC doesn’t completely trust Tyler, but he thinks he can still get in Tyler’s head. JC continues to outline scenarios to Tyler that all involve getting rid of Angela and/or Kaycee. If Tyler didn’t do it on double eviction night, why would JC believe he’s going to do it now?

As usual, the Power of Veto is a must-win for everyone involved. The competition is a maze, and the goal is to get through it with the fastest time. Each player must find — in order — a wizard, wolves and witches (the comp has a mystical theme, and the goal is to lift a “curse.”) Once a player has located all three, the curse is lifted, and they have to find the exit and remove a sword from a stone.

If it takes a player longer than 30 seconds to get from any station to the next, they must start again from the beginning. Players have 30 minutes to complete the maze.

The final times are as follows:

  • Kaycee–5:46
  • Sam–30:00
  • Tyler–6:29
  • Angela–10:50
  • JC–11:09

Kaycee wins the Power of Veto and retains her title as the “Veto Queen.” At the Veto Meeting, Kaycee decides not to use the Power of Veto.

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The time comes for the live vote and eviction. Sam is voted out 2-0.

Sam tells Julie Chen she is surprised by the outcome. Tyler has been saying all along he’s got Sam’s back, promising her a Final 2 deal. Sam also calls JC “kind of annoying.” Sam isn’t holding any grudges.

Sam admits she wasn’t prepared for Big Brother, but it’s been life-changing, and she’s honored to have been a part of it.

The power is up for grabs, and JC, Kaycee, and Tyler compete in the Head of Household competition, “What the Bleep?”

They view a number of videos containing statements made by their fellow houseguests this summer. Each statement features a bleeped out word or phrase. Julie tells them what the bleeped out word or phrase MIGHT be. The players must determine if it’s true or false. For every correct answer, a player receives one point. Whoever has the most points after seven videos, becomes the new Head of Household.

For the first time all summer, JC emerges victorious with a total of five points. This means not all of the remaining members of Level Six will make it to the Final 3.

Next. Big Brother 20 recap: JC rethinks his alliance with Tyler. dark

Will JC stick with his plan to get rid of Angela or Kaycee? Will he turn on Tyler? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

There are only three episodes left. Tune in on Thursday, September 20 at 9/8c for another live eviction.

On Sunday, September 23 the final HoH competition begins. The Big Brother finale airs Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.