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'Big Brother: Over the Top' recap: Week 3

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Big Brother

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
tvpgr:
TV-14
seasons:
18
performer:
Julie Chen
broadcaster:
CBS
genre:
Reality TV

“You know you’re at your lowest when you look at a jar of pickles and start crying.” —Morgan Willett

It’s week 3 on Big Brother: Over the Top. The excitement of being in the house has worn off and everyone is clearly feeling it. Because in case you forgot, there’s nothing to do and they’re stuck in a house full of people they hate.

Morgan cries about being the lone-standing Have Not; Danielle cries about being on the block for the third week in a row; and Kryssie cries about something, I’m sure.

With Monte out of the house, the Late Night Jamboree are sure they’re going to get HOH. They’re ready for the power to shift to their side of the house, and they team up in the Barcode comp to achieve it. The houseguests must use their feet or a plastic chain to measure pieces of a large barcode. Whoever can identify the longest piece first gets HOH. (They’re playing fast and loose with the term “competition” this season, but you know…money.)

Whitney, Shelby, and Morgan try to team up during this comp as well, but in the end, Scott — the only person really acting alone — pulls out the win. He takes to the power quite easily: His game plan is to nominate Shane and Danielle. This hasn’t worked the past two weeks, but why not try it again?! The Ball Smashers, née The Plastics, say he has their support. Justin even mentions he’d be okay with Shane going up; he didn’t trust him after he pivoted from Monte so quickly.

Things get more complicated when America’s Care package arrives. Scott is the recipient and he gets veto power — which means he can decide diamond veto, double veto, boomerang veto, tinfoil veto, cubic zirconia veto, etc. The only one you need to worry about is double veto, which is the one he chooses and which means two people will get power of veto.

Scott decides to tell his feeder bro, Jason, about his plans. He also tells him about the original Cornbread-Monte-Shane alliance he had that Shane went back on. But Jason is not Scott’s bro, so he runs straight to the Jamboree and tells them what’s up. Shane’s not pleased about being backdoored; apparently we haven’t seen the “crazy part of Shane” yet. Y’all, Shane is a low-key angry dude, isn’t he?

NEXT: Here’s the (back)door

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Scott chooses two pawns: Neeley and Kryssie. Which would be fine on its own, but he comes down from his HOH room to give his speech after the second safety ceremony and makes a strange personal jab at Kryssie, who he thinks isn’t comfortable in “certain group activities.” To prove she’s really good at group activities, Kryssie refuses to talk with Scott after and says he can only talk to her in front of everyone.

Things only get worse for the Jamboree when Danielle gets placed on the block as America’s nominee. So Danielle plays along with Scott, Neeley, Kryssie, Alex, and Justin in a Tetris-style face-off for power of veto. Alex is a puzzle MASTER — she was not joking around about being a gamer — and she quickly takes out Kryssie and Neeley. Justin goes up and is able to choose either Danielle or Alex as his competitor, and he chooses Danielle — which means he guarantees Alex a veto. He takes out Danielle and secures a veto for himself… Looks like we finally have someone switching sides?

Except not exactly. Justin just wanted to make sure he wasn’t put up on the block — everyone in his alliance understands that except Danielle. That’s when Neeley, Jason, Kryssie, and Justin realize they’re going to have to vote her out.

Justin goes to the HOH room and talks to Scott and his Ball Smashers to say they’re all voting for Danielle. The room agrees…until he exits. Then, Alex and Morgan say they should actually vote Shane, so when he leaves Danielle will realize her friends voted against her and feel all alone in the house and have a mental breakdown. Good god, what is that Willett household like?! Because that is some ice-cold sh-t right there.

But it goes according to their plan: After Shane gives a haterade speech (he’s totally a low-key angry dude!), he’s voted out with a tiebreaker from Scott. When we first started this crazy season, the roofer said his plan was to win with his hair — he won himself a showmance, but that’s about it.

Neeley said if she stayed in the house, she would help bridge the “gross and unnecessary” divide going on. Here’s hoping she can do that, because things are getting downright nasty.

Be sure to read our interviews with both Shane and Julie Chen, and you can find me talking Big Brother: OTT all week on Twitter @realdalener.

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