On Wednesday night, the weekly Big Brother: Over the Top episode streamed on CBS All Access, ending with a live, predictable eviction. Not long after, cast members competed in the week 6 Head of Household (HOH) challenge that relied on a classic Big Brother standard, which made the competition difficult, but intriguing.
Also, viewers will start voting for the America’s Care Package recipient on Thursday, so which houseguest they choose to receive it will probably be based on the cast member who wins the week 6 HOH.
It should be noted that Danielle Lickey was the week 5 HOH and nominated Shelby Stockton and Whitney Hogg for eviction. America voted and decided to place Scott Dennis on the block as its nominee. Danielle won the Power of Veto (POV) competition, and although she had promised Scott she would use it on him, during the POV ceremony she pulled Whitney from the block. Danielle then chose Morgan Willett as a replacement nominee.
Shelby was the recipient of America’s Care Package, and the week 5 advantage allowed her to nullify three eviction votes. She chose to knock out the votes of Justin Duncan, Jason Roy, and Kryssie Ridolfi, which was no surprise since they are not part of her alliance.
All of this maneuvering ensured Scott would be sent home. Ultimately, Alex Willett, who is Morgan’s sister, but the two have kept it a secret from the other cast mates, and Whitney Hogg were the only houseguests allowed an eviction vote.
Shelby, Morgan, Alex, and Whitney are all part of an alliance called the Ball Smashers, and both Alex and Whitney voted to evict Scott, which he thoroughly expected to happen.
About an hour later, houseguests were ready to play in the Big Brother: Over the Top week 6 HOH challenge. One-by-one each of the cast members, with the exception of Danielle, the outgoing HOH, made their way into the backyard, where they found several covered photos.
The houseguests had 30 minutes to remove the cover from each and examine the images, which consisted of two houseguests faces morphed together to create odd looking faces. Then, the players had to place the names of the two cast members under each photo. This challenge is well known to Big Brother fans because it has taken place almost every recent season of the show.
The first person to attempt the challenge was Whitney, but she had so much trouble with it that she timed out by going over the 30-minute mark. Alex went next and completed the challenge in around 27 minutes. Kryssie, like Whitney, timed out, but Shelby miraculously finished the HOH challenge in just over 3 minutes. Shelby’s time was so good that the remaining houseguests, Morgan, Jason, and Justin, just couldn’t beat it.
Additionally, Justin was altogether confused about what was required of him in the challenge as he thought each photo was simply distorted and only had the face of one houseguest on it, so he only placed a single name under each.
This meant Shelby is the current HOH, which distressed those not in her alliance. Little does she know, she will not be the only HOH, as America’s Care Package in week 6 involves co-HOH.
According to CBS, this care package gives one cast member the power to share the HOH with Shelby. The recipient will be safe for the week and will be given the task of naming one of the two nominees for week 6.
Rob Has a Podcast (RHAP) live feed correspondent Brent Wolgamott suggested America vote for Whitney to be the co-HOH because she will comply with any order given her by Shelby. This is probably true, as Whitney and Shelby are both part of the Ball Smashers, and their ultimate goal is to send one of the members of the opposing alliance out the door.
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, but the show’s regular schedule is as follows (it should be noted 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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