Big Brother recap: Cracking under the pressure

The Bomb Squad gets detonated (for real this time) as Brittany keeps forgetting the game she's playing.
Ep. 12 | Aired Jul 20, 2014

BOARD AND MIND GAMES Cody continues to feel weird vibes from Caleb and contemplates making a big move.

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This week, slow and steady won the race for Head of Household. Like, really slow. After Devin's expected eviction, the houseguests were randomly paired to pass a dozen colored eggs through chicken wire into placeholders; the competition took so long to finish live on Thursday that it continued tonight. Not surprisingly, it was still just as boring. It was hard to tell how long the competition actually lasted, but after about 1,000 drops by Victoria and the same amount of eggcelent puns, Cody and Frankie beat Zach and Amber to be named the next HOHs. Maybe some of that coaching from Derrick on the sidelines helped a little bit.

It's been a Big Bromance summer so far, evident from the original Bomb Squad alliance and the really passionate and lingering celebratory hug between Cody, Frankie, and Caleb after the competition. However, Caleb has found love in other places with Amber; and even though he doesn't have a set target yet, Cody continues to keep his eye on the love-struck cowboy. But Devin officially detonated the Bomb Squad, right? Right. Well, no. Well—yes, but not really. As Derrick explains, the Bomb Squad is over but the members will still work together in what pretty much looks like an alliance. Brittany is smart enough to see through all of this and immediately worries that she will be put up for eviction again and cries to Donny about how uncomfortable she gets with each new HOH. Did Brittany not read the rules before signing up cause that's just how this game works. She also is sick of everyone lying and backstabbing one another. Maybe someone should remind her what reality show she's on.

Frankie got a little nervous that he might have a problem keeping his sister's identity a secret as HOH this week (see what I did there?). But even though his sister "Ari" sent him a letter, no one made the connection. And there's no way someone like Donny would even know who Ariana Grande is (unless he mowed the lawn at her high school), so Frankie should worry less.

With Devin out and Caleb and Amber's complicated romantic situation, the remaining members of the original Bomb Squad (Zach, Cody, Frankie, Derrick, and Christine) figured out that having a five member alliance is better than eight. But of course, a new name would need to be selected. The "Let's Not F--- This Up" squad didn't quite work (and can you imagine the hashtag?), but The Detonators was the big winner. Clever. And once again Christine has found herself in another alliance pretty much by default just by being in the right room at the right time. Nicole is gonna be sooooo mad when she finds out she wasn't asked to be in The Detonators though, gosh darnit.

NEXT: Cody and Zac Efron sitting in a tree...


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