Last night we got to see the fallout from Brittnee's decision to evict both Kevin and Willow during the triple eviction twist, and that's as much of a recap as you need despite the long running "previously" that returns us to Arisa telling the houseguests of the triple eviction. Zach alreadyknew he was a target as Brittnee and Sarah raced upstairs and Brittnee already had her three choices. Pilar and Ashleigh both join Brittnee and Sarah to find that she's targeting their showmances and they're not happy.
Neither is Bruno because he wants to keep the boys in the house to take out the girls. Despite the fact that he and Zach have been targeting each other, Bruno saves Zach to take back control. When Brittnee named Willow, Godfrey looked dumbstruck, while Bruno has just formed a new alliance with Zach. Pilar and Kevin get some brief alone time because they know he's definitely going out. Meanwhile, Sarah pretty much attacks Bruno in the pantry for his decision and it's a good thing Godfrey was there to hide the sharp instruments. Bruno knows the girls are after him and intend to get rid of all the guys. Not really a big surprise that he saved one.
Willow was devastated at being evicted and avoided everyone as she went out but Kevin took it well and told the houseguests "good game" before leaving with a smile still on his face. Yeah I'm sure he was pretty upset about it but he knew from the start it was just a game, . . . and he may still come out of this the big winner. And there goes twelve minutes of showtime just to get viewers up to speed. Seriously?
Sarah just figured out, thanks to Godfrey, that she's the one responsible for voting out her new found love, Willow. She returns to the bedroom to cry her eyes out and she's in worse shape than Pilar. Brittnee is actually pretty glad that Willow is out because it gets Sarah to focus back on the game, but now she's wondering why she didn't put up Ashleigh. She tells Sarah she needs to win the HoH competition but she may regret it if she does because Brittnee put Willow on the block and the pawn star could be next.
Speaking of the HoH competition, the houseguests walk out into the backyard to find themselves in a medieval torture scene. They're dressed in old tattered prison rags and surrounded by skeletons, chains, candles and eerie music when in walks dominatrix Brittnee with her whip. Godfrey's loving it. Brittnee informs the houseguests that they have three choices; the Rack, the Pillory, or the Stake but there's a twist . . . you can trade off if you've made the wrong choice.
Zach chooses the Rack, Bruno chooses the Rack, Pilar goes for the Stake, Sarah feels it's only right that she get burned at the Stake, and that leaves Godfrey and Ashleigh with the Pillory. I'm thinking Brittnee is enjoying that whip a little too much. It's not just an endurance competition though, each of these devices has a catch as Ashleigh found out when she had to balance a small ball hanging below the heavy Pillory around her neck.
Godfrey's rules for throwing a competition: 1) get your Game Face on and make like you're going to win it, 2) look like you're struggling before you blow it, and 3) make your way to the bench, hang your head and pretend to cry (real tears are a bonus). Has this guy not thrown a competition yet.
The Stake has its own challenge in that you need to balance on two tiny little footholds as you hang on to that thick Stake. Over on the Rack, Zach has found that the incline is more than enough to make this an upper body challenge as his arms begin to ache. Bruno on the other hand is finding it peaceful. Brittnee snaps her whip and tells them to stand down then asks if anyone wants to trade their poison. Zach and Ashleigh decide to switch in the hopes of spelling each other off, but they're the only two to switch.
It's time to step it up a notch. The smoke is starting to get to Sarah and Pilar as the flames increase, while over on the Rack the board starts to vibrate under Ashleigh and Bruno. As for Zach and his Pillory, the pedestal he's standing on begins to rotate. Pilar can no longer handle the strain in her legs and steps down from the Stake as Bruno realizes his arms are killing him. How convenient that Brittnee asks if anyone wants to swap again and Zach and Bruno trade off, leaving Ashleigh on the Rack and Sarah still burning at the Stake.
Sarah is giving it her all but despite Brittnee's reassurance that she's got this, she obviously doesn't. She steps down and she's out of the competition. Zach is vibrating like he's riding a power sander, as is Ashleigh, but they're both hanging on. It's about time someone tried to make a deal and that's when Bruno played the "family" card. He wanted Ashleigh to let him win for his family but she has family too and she's not that easily swayed.
The remaining three have been at this for 1:56:04 and Bruno is still going on about seeing his kids. Zach keeps losing his grip and it looks like his board is vibrating a lot more than Ashleigh's but it could be because of his added weight. Added weight which slides him off the rack and he's out. It's down to Bruno or Ashleigh, neither of which is good for Brittnee or Sarah.
Ashleigh is hanging on to show her 14 year old sister she can do it while Bruno keeps rambling about needing to see his kids. Whatever motivation works but now it's time to step it up another notch as Brittnee cracks her whip. Remember those vibrating waist belt exercise machines that used to be so popular? Imagine that over your whole body and then imagine how Ashleigh feels 2:28:10 into this competition. That weight on Bruno's neck isn't getting any lighter either as the wheel turns faster, and faster, and . . . there goes the ball. The whole room is spinning for Bruno and vibrating for Ashleigh, but Ashleigh is the new HoH.
Ashleigh, Zach and Pilar go for a group hug back in the house, followed soon after by Ashleigh inviting everyone to see her HoH room. The usual pictures of family and friends and a new carpet from the Brick before Ashleigh reads her letter from home. Ashleigh comes from a huge blended family with two Moms and two Dads and she gets fairly emotional over the letter, as do the others who are also missing their families.
Bruno decides it's time to cash in his favour with Zach for keeping him in the game as its time to make a move. He wants Zach to convince Ashleigh to put up Brittnee and Sarah and I don't think that'll be too hard. Zach figures if not those two then definitely Sarah and Godfrey. He's still fixated on getting out Godfrey. Bruno points out that Ashleigh and Pilar will take each other to the final two over taking Zach and Zach assures him that he's with him to avoid Bruno thinking that Zach might take Ashleigh if he gets the chance. Bruno's just happy to feel safe this week.
Up in the HoH room pilar is counselling Ashleigh on her HoH and warning her that everyone is going to come to her and not to fall for anything. Ashleigh is glad to have Pilar as her girl and would be just as happy sitting beside Pilar as she would sitting beside Zach in the final two. Godfrey knows he's the odd man out and needs to work a deal with each of the three pairs. First up, assuring the boys he's 100% on their side, even if it means working with Zach. Next he checks in with Brittnee and Sarah to consolidate their odd men out status. Finally he heads up to chat with Ashleigh and Pilar to let them know he is not with Sarah and Brittnee.
Ashleigh tells Godfrey that her target is Sarah but he's not going to like it because she needs a pawn. Guess who? Godfrey needs to make sure that if he's up on the block he really is a pawn and not the actual target so he needs to convince Ashleigh that he's not her competition. He tells the girls that they can't take the other two guys to the end because they're far stronger competitors than he is. He fails to tell them that he's thrown every single competition.
With nominations coming up Sarah has finally decided that she needs to assure Ashleigh that putting her up is not her best game move. Sarah tells Ashleigh that she's going after Bruno, but I think she forgot that she has to win an HoH competition to do that. Bruno wanders in to the bedroom to find Sarah pleading her case and he leaves to give Zach the heads up. Zach's not worried about himself going up but he doesn't want Sarah getting in Ashleigh's head so he heads in to the bedroom to break things up by pretending to be looking for something. Sarah can see he's just looking for nothing to stall the conversation and finds it a bit insulting to Ashleigh that Zach is that insecure.
Back in the HoH bubble bath, Zach is warning Ashleigh not to trust Sarah. He's right that she's a strong social player, but she's also an emotional player and that can work against her in the long run. Makes for great TV though. Ashleigh is looking a little contemplative as Zach goes on and for some reason he can't see it. In the end this is Ashleigh's HoH and she needs to do what's best for her, not what's best for Zach and Bruno.
Ashleigh calls everyone to the livingroom to announce that Big Brother has important news for the houseguests. Time to reveal who Canada has decided will be the two Have Nots for the week and the results are in. Enjoy your slop Sarah and Brittnee. Wow, the whole country has it in for them. Brittnee figured that out right away that the entire country wanted to punish her and Sarah has decided Canada hates her. Nah, just the ones who text/call in to vote.
It's time for Ashleigh to make her way to the Vault to decide on her nominations for eviction. She shortlists Godfrey because she finds him a bit confusing, Brittnee because she put up her entire alliance last week, Bruno because he's a strong competitor but he did save Zach, and Sarah whose social game scares her. Everyone is nervous outside of the Vault, especially Sarah and Brittnee.
Ashleigh locks in her nominees and heads out to reveal them to her fellow houseguests. Her first nomination is Godfrey because she's not sure where his head is at, and her second nomination is Sarah because of her social game. Godfrey took it well but Sarah, not so much. She feels like the house hates, and Canada hates her, and she's devastated. Guess she better step it up a notch to win that PoV.
That's it for my review of Sunday night's episode and if you want to see who wins the PoV be sure and check back Monday night for my follow up review. Other than that, I'll see you on Wednesday for another Survivor/BBCan update as we await the finale of the Amazing Race on Friday. See you shortly.