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Miesha is HoH again. She named Carson and Cynthia for the eviction. Tonight is the Power of Veto contest and live eviction. Will the power of veto save Carson or Cynthia from the block? And which celebrity will be ousted tonight? Let’s find out!
The episode picks up after the nomination ceremony. We hear from some of the celebrities in the newspaper room. Miesha explains that she is threatened by Carson’s social game. She also named Cynthia since she is in a close alliance with Carson. Carson jokes that Miesha is obsessed with him. He says he will just have to win the power of veto again. Cynthia isn’t surprised to be nominated along with Carson, but she’s disappointed her former ally Todrick didn’t let her know. Chris Kirkpatrick says he and Shanna played in the middle. He wonders if he or Shanna will be the replacement candidate if the veto power is used.
Todrick claims he has blood on his hands because of Miesha’s decisions. He tells Cynthia that Miesha makes her own decisions. He also assures Cynthia that she will not be going home this week. Later, Todrick speculates with Miesha that the rest of the house is shooting at them. He is particularly worried about Chris Kirkpatrick. Miesha reiterates that her primary target is Carson. She says they can deal with the rest of the threats later.
Shanna fears she may be the subject of a backdoor this week. Chris Kirkpatrick still wants to keep bigger targets in the house. He tells Shanna that if she wins the veto power, then she could save Carson from the block. Chris Kirkpatrick could probably be the replacement candidate, which he says is a big risk. He’d rather Carson stay home to go after Miesha and Todrick next week. Shanna understands Chris Kirkpatrick’s speech, but she says too much has to happen for this plan to work.
Chris Kattan is struggling in the Big Brother house and he wants to go home. He enters the journal room. Later, Miesha was instructed by the production to read an announcement to the rest of the celebrities. She announces that Chris Kattan will not continue playing Big Brother and has left home. They also receive a video message from Chris Kattan. He says it was a difficult experience and his departure was abrupt, but he wanted all the remaining guests to know he was touched by them. It gives individual cries to each of them. Other celebrities will miss Chris, but they understand that he has to do what’s best for him.
It’s time for the Power of Veto contest. Shanna, Lamar and Todrick were chosen to compete along with HoH Miesha and nominees Carson and Cynthia. For this competition, they have to stack snowflakes. The celebrities with the most snowflakes will win the veto power. However, there is a twist. They have to keep time on their clock running. To do this, they must ride a reindeer rocking chair to add time to their clock. If they forget to add time to their clock and it drops to zero, they will be eliminated from the competition. If they feel confident in their snowflake trick, they can lock in their snowflake count as their final score. The competition begins and Lamar is the first eliminated after forgetting to score more time. Miesha also accidentally turns off. Cynthia decides to enclose 9 snowflakes. She believes everyone is going to expire. However, Shanna encloses 22 snowflakes. Miesha whispers to Shanna that she is okay with Shanna saving Cynthia. Only Carson and Todrick remain, but Carson and Todrick both stop. Shanna wins veto power!
Shanna and Chris talk about the possibilities of the power of veto. They could play it safe and keep the same nominations, or they could save Carson in hopes that Todd is the replacement nominee. They decide to shake things up. Chris and Shanna approach Carson, and they share the plan with him. They tell him they want him and Cynthia to stay this week. Meanwhile, Miesha worries about Chris. She wonders if Chris will target her if he wins HoH next week. She has noticed that his ways have changed and she doesn’t know if he is still loyal to her. Later, Miesha takes Chris aside to talk gambling. Miesha asks Chris to vote out Carson if Shanna saves Cynthia with the power of veto. Chris asks Miesha if she would house him, and she tells him no. She just wants to make sure they’re on the same page. Chris deflects and tells Miesha that everything he’s done in the game has been for her. Miesha reiterates that she just wants to make sure Todd doesn’t go home this week if he’s the replacement candidate. She asks Chris again about his vote. Chris is evasive in his response. He explains in the diary room that he wants to play with integrity, so he doesn’t want to lie to her face. However, he fears that Miesha will nominate him as a replacement candidate now because he hasn’t told her what she wants to hear.
Miesha questions Shanna about her plan with the power of veto. Shanna tells Miesha that she plans to save Cynthia with the power of veto. Miesha would prefer that the veto power not be used. Miesha asks if she would save Carson. Shanna hesitates, but she tells him that she won’t use the veto power on Carson. Miesha says that if Carson is to be expelled regardless, she shouldn’t even use the power of veto. In the diary room, Shanna expresses her frustration. She thinks Miesha commands everyone. Shanna tells Miesha that they will play their own games.
During the veto meeting, Shanna uses veto power on Carson. Miesha jokingly asks for volunteers for the replacement candidate. After reflexion, Miesha chooses to nominate Chris. She says she believes this is the decision she was forced to make right now. Miesha felt blindsided by Shanna’s decision. After the ceremony, she tells Chris that doesn’t mean he’s going home. Miesha explains in the diary room that she was unsure of Chris’ loyalty, which is why she chose Chris as her replacement candidate. Shanna worries that Chris is in the neighborhood. “Who is hiding on purpose?” Chris said in the diary room. He hopes he can save himself. Todrick, however, is eager to get Chris out of the house. Afterwards, Miesha and Todrick talk to Shanna. Miesha just hopes Shanna doesn’t target her if she wins HoH. Shanna feared she would be eliminated next if Carson or Cynthia won the power of veto. She thinks she needs numbers on her side, which is why she saved Carson. Miesha tells him that the line has now been drawn. In the diary room, Miesha says that Shanna has gone from her teammate to her opponent. Later, Chris tells Shanna that they still won. He says the house rocked and the power changed after that move. Shanna is always worried about Chris since he’s been in the neighborhood. Chris says it’s okay and that’s the game now.
Next, Julie shares some news with the celebrities. In a real or fake game, she reveals Denzel Washington broke the record for most Oscar nominations for a black actor, Rafael Nadal broke the Grand Slam record, Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner named their baby Wolf, Dolly Parton and Eminem have received nominations for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams will play in the Super Bowl.
Next, we see the discussions of the vote. Lamar and Todd talk about gambling, and Todd wants to kick Cynthia out. That’s because she voted against him in the first ejection vote of the season. Later, Cynthia approaches Todd. She explains that she has already given her word to Teddi, and she hopes he can figure this out. Todd said if she cut his throat he would do the same to her. The controversy heats up. Cynthia says it was never personal and she owed him nothing. She tells Todd that she doesn’t need his vote and that she’s okay if he kicks her out. She asks Todd why his word means more than his, and Todd gets upset. The conversation ends with him getting up from the table and insulting Cynthia before they both walk away. Todd confesses that he was only minding his own business before Cynthia approached him. Carson worries that this will hurt Cynthia’s chances of staying in the house, but he says anything can happen in the Big Brother house.
It’s time for live voting and expulsion. Chris and Cynthia will each be able to make a final call to their guests. Chris thanks CBS and his family. He says it’s been a roller coaster ride. He appreciates all of his house mates and is okay with everything that happens. He wishes them good luck. Cynthia thanks God for making this possible. She says she can only play this game one way and her loyalty is everything. She says she will appreciate their votes. She ends by greeting the members of her family. Then it’s time for the vote.
Todrick votes to kick Chris out.
Todd votes to kick Chris out.
Shanna votes to kick Chris out.
Lamar votes to kick Chris out.
Carson votes to kick Chris out.
By a unanimous vote, Chris Kirkpatrick was kicked out of the Big Brother house. He gives everyone a hug before leaving. He sits down for his interview with Julie. Julie asks about the vote, and he is surprised by the unanimous vote. He thought Shanna would have given him a vote. Julie asks about the big risk of Shanna using the power of veto. Why would he take that risk? Chris explains that the game wasn’t fun with one side running the house. He wanted to shake the house and come out swinging. He says he does not regret the decision. Julie asks why he didn’t tell Miesha what she wanted to hear. He says he couldn’t lie to Miesha after the bond they built. He hopes he played the game with integrity. He’s a huge Big Brother fan, and he says it’s always surreal to be there. Julie asks him for his assessment of his game. He says he just wanted to have fun. Then the farewell messages play. Miesha has respect for Chris and says they will have a lasting friendship. Carson says they have to say “Bye, Bye, Bye” to him. Cynthia adores Chris. Shanna says that wasn’t the plan. She couldn’t imagine playing the game with anyone else. Todrick accuses Chris of running a smear campaign against him and says his mission was to outlive Chris. After reading the messages, Julie asks Chris what fellow *NSYNC band member Lance Bass (who is a Big Brother fan) is going to say about his playing. He says he’ll say “it sucked” . Julie asks Chris who is playing the best game right now. Chris says Miesha and Todrick are playing a good game.
The episode ends with the start of the next HoH competition. It’s an endurance competition that requires celebrities to cling to a tilting wall. The latest celebrity to fall will be the next head of household.
And that concludes tonight’s episode of celebrity big brother. Thanks for reading and check back next time for another live recap.