The Monday, October 3 Weekday Recap of Big Brother: Over the Top was jam-packed with house events, as it updated viewers on everything that’s been going on in the game over the weekend.
Monte Massongill was given the designation of being the first Head of Household (HOH), and subsequently, Big Brother host Julie Chen appeared on the living room monitor, telling houseguests that this season there will be no nomination ceremonies. Julie added:
“Instead, twice during the HOH’s reign, he or she will be told by Big Brother that it’s time to make a specified number of houseguests safe. Two houseguests will not be safe, making them the nominees for eviction.”
Julie’s announcement made Monte somewhat worried because, as he told his fellow cast mates, his choices would give each of them a chance to know exactly what he was thinking and his strategy in the game.
Nevertheless, Monte had a definite target in mind and told Scott Dennis in the HOH room he felt Jason Roy, the veteran Big Brother 17 player, was a major threat to his game because he’d played the game before.
Jason, feeling as though he was going to be vulnerable during Monte’s reign, pleaded with the week 1 HOH, telling him that as a veteran, he (Jason), will always be a huge target so Monte should keep him around to progress his own game.
Despite this, Monte, along with his allies Shane Chapman and Cornbread, continued to target Jason for eviction.
The next day, Alex Willett, Morgan Willett, Whitney Hogg, and Shelby Stockton decided to form an all-female alliance, hoping they could keep it from the males in the Big Brother: Over the Top house. With Alex and Morgan still hiding the fact they are sisters, this new alliance decided they should act as though they are going to do whatever the male cast mates ask.
Morgan noted in the Diary Room that she came into the Big Brother: Over the Top game not wanting to work with her sister and not wanting to form an all-female alliance, but she is now doing both.
On Saturday night, the first Safety Ceremony was held, which was a surprise to the houseguests. Monte selected the cast members he wanted to keep safe by pressing each of their images one-by-one on a display in the Big Brother: Over the Top HOH room. As he did, necklaces that they wore lit up green, indicating their safety.
During the initial ceremony, Monte was tasked with choosing only five players to save, which meant seven more houseguests were still in jeopardy.
In the meantime, Justin Duncan became suspicious about Alex and Morgan, telling them it was hard to tell them apart. After Justin vocalized his thoughts, Alex could be seen in the Diary Room complaining how Morgan was morphing into her, as Morgan typically wears false eyelashes and big hair, but was now looking too casual, causing them to look too much alike.
As all of this was taking place, the showmance between Shane and Danielle Lickey began to heat up. Shane confessed in the Diary Room that he thought she was “amazing,” noting they have a “body connection” he thinks will “go far.”
Danielle had similar words to say about Shane in the Diary Room, as she noted they had “gravitated” toward one another and that what they were feeling was “genuine.”
On Sunday night, the final Safety Ceremony of the week was held, and after Monte chose five additional houseguests to be safe, Jason and Danielle were left as the nominees. Prior to his final safety choices, Monte spoke with his buddy Shane, letting him know that Shane’s showmance partner, Danielle, was simply being chosen as a nomination pawn to ensure Jason would go home.
Later, Julie made another announcement via the living room monitor saying:
“Two of you are nominated for eviction. But, those of you currently not on the chopping block are not out of the woods yet. Each week, viewers will vote and nominate a third houseguest for eviction…”
Following Julie’s presentation, the cast members were visibly upset and worried about whom America would nominate. They didn’t have long to wait, as the next morning it was revealed that Cornbread had been picked by the viewers as a third nominee.
The recap ended with players being chosen to take part in the Power of Veto (POV) competition.
Joker’s Updates spoilers reveal that, ultimately, Jason won the POV, meaning he will surely save himself from the chopping block.
Daily Hamsterwatch reports that on Tuesday, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the houseguests will take part in a bikini photo shoot, which will likely be streamed live on CBS All Access.
Big Brother: Over the Top streams 24 hours a day, seven days a week on CBS All Access, with CBS promising no blackouts, even during competitions.
Monday through Friday at 10 p.m. Eastern Time, the show streams a Weekday Replay of house events, however, the show’s regular schedule is as follows All times shown are Eastern:
10 p.m. – Final Weekly Safety Ceremony and Nomination Reveal
4 p.m. – Power of Veto Competition
4 p.m. – Power of Veto Meeting
10:30 p.m. – Live Diary Room Sessions
10 p.m. – Weekly Full Episode
11 p.m. – Live Eviction
12 a.m. – Head of Household (HOH) Competition
Julie Chen Live Interviews with Houseguests and Recent Evictee
10:30 p.m. – Live Diary Room Sessions
4 p.m. – Weekly Have Not Reveal
10 p.m. – Safety Ceremony
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