Paola is also skeptical of Caleb, but it's hard to tell if they're being flirtatious or combative in their one-on-one. When Frankie calls for some icebreakers, Donny breaks out his secret weapon: making cricket noises. "I'm not just whistlin' just to be whistlin'—I'm distractin 'em." That's not so difficult, Donny. Brittany and Derrick, meanwhile, are bonding over having kids and have a total Fievel moment, hoping their little ones are looking out at the same stars. Again, Brittany is too well-adjusted for this game.
But let's get on to the competition: It's not too far off from Wednesday night's Head of Household contest, but this time, instead of walking on a spinning log, they're clinging to a spinning log. Subtle differences. The four ladies all go down first, in this order: Victoria, Brittany, Jocasta, and Christine. The spewing BBQ sauce doesn't help matters, and the four remaining men look like the inside-out man at the end of Robbie Williams' "Rock DJ" video at this point. Zach and Derrick both (smartly) drop out, while Hayden and Caleb duke it out for HoH. After all his big talk, Caleb actually delivers. Frankie seizes the opportunity to suck up to his fellow HoH, squealing, "Oh my God, we're gonna be roommates!" But his real intentions are revealed soon enough in the diary room. "He's a lion, and I'm gonna be his tamer."
Of course, we've been promised all sorts of twisty twisting twists this summer, and Julie explains that both Heads of Household will nominate two houseguests, and those pairs of nominees will go head-to-head in a Battle of the Block. Whichever pair wins, their nominating HoH goes back into the pool of houseguests and could end up on the block. But that's not the end of the twists and turns... and more twists: Joey was chosen as the first member of Team America: Big Brother Police. She, along with two other houseguests, will be given tasks to complete each week, and they can earn $5,000 for each completed mission. Was anyone else kind of surprised that Joey was the first pick? I definitely thought the Ariana Grande fans would come out hard for her brother.
On Wednesday night, Darren brought you a moment in showmance. Now, I bring you...
The night in Julie Chen tongue-twisters, a.k.a. all the times the host used the word "twist":
+ It's all part of what's shaping up to be THE most twisted summer ever.
+ The final details of this summer's big game-changing twist will be revealed.
+ This IS the most twisted summer ever.
+ The most twisted summer ever is JUST getting started.
+ You've all been speculating on how this twist will play out.
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