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Big Brother: Over the Top recap: Season 1, Episode 9

The Late Night Jamboree overtakes Morgan’s HOH to send her alliance member packing

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Big Brother: Over the Top

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
Julie Chen
CBS All Access
Reality TV

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and man, aren’t those Big Brother contestants so lucky that they don’t have to be home, stuck in a house with people they don’t always get along so great with? Ah, just kidding. Probably similarly to your Thanksgiving (or maybe not! I happen to think my drunk aunts are hilarious), tensions have never been higher in the house, especially as the two rival alliances are inching closer and closer to being evenly matched.

With Danielle out the door, it’s still Morgan and Shelby versus the Late Night Jamboree, but now the LNJ is only three people strong (Jason, Justin, and Kryssie), and Justin and Kryssie have tentatively promised to be on the girls’ side (though we all know the Jambalaya Gang isn’t exactly the strongest alliance to ever grace our screens).

Before the HOH competition, Julie delivers some exciting news to the houseguests: America’s nominee is no more, so it’s back to just two people on the block, both put up by the HOH.

For this week’s HOH competition, the contestants answer a bunch of questions and stand on posts, so it’s a mix of mental and endurance challenges. Jason and Justin exit the competition quickly, but Morgan and Kryssie are really good at standing on their posts. Morgan tries to offer Kryssie a deal so that Kryssie will let her win, but Kryssie tells Morgan she’ll have to pry the win out of her “cold, dead hands.” Which is what Morgan does!

Jason is absolutely thrilled by Morgan’s HOH win, which he makes clear when he says, “When Morgan wins HOH, I want to tear the skin from my own face.” What a pleasant image — thank you, Jason. It’s also funny when he says, “I can’t believe that all three of us couldn’t beat this one girl” because it implies that he actually thinks Kryssie and Justin are capable of winning a competition.

Kryssie’s upset that Morgan won because “Morgan doesn’t mean anything she says.” Yeah, like that time she told you she was a twin! How silly, right? Morgan is such a liar.

Justin wins the final care package, and his prize is the “Final Four Challenge.” He gets safety this week and advances to the final four if he can complete an individual challenge prepared by Big Brother. The challenge ends up being a slack line that he must run across, and after he’s given two hours to practice, he nails it. Not sure why this was the only reward that wasn’t just gifted to the winner, but maybe it was some sort of punishment for being the last to receive a package? Who knows.

NEXT: And the final four are…