As soon as the ceremony is over Nick pretty much tosses down the gauntlet that they want two Canadians in the final and not an Aussie or a Brit. No surprise that that would ruffle Tim's locks a little after coming all this way to win his second Big Brother house. Nick is obviously the mouthpiece of the two brothers but their positive attitude after being put on the block is starting to freak Kelsey out a little. At least they have the right attitude, if it's going to be your last week in the house you may as well make it your best week in the house.
Tim and Nikki are pretty upset about the idea that the brothers think they're not entitled to the win. Nikki can't quite get that attitude, but she acts like she couldn't care less anyway. While they rant on the brothers, Nick and Phil go up to chat with Cassandra but she pretends the whole thing was a house choice and not hers. She just tells them what they want to hear and sends them on their way.
Eventually they end up in the hot tub when Nikki and Tim follow them outside and Nick and Phil both say that they shouldn't take it personally but they genuinely want a Canadian to win. How can they not take that personally? Tim just tells them to bring it on and then Phil compliments Tim on his strategy of taking the weak players to the end. Tim just looks at him dumbfounded and asks "what kind of an idiot are you?" Now Phil has to backtrack his statement and Tim just walks away with Nikki behind him wondering how Phil can think that there are only weak players left in the game. Now we know why Nick is the mouthpiece.
It's Day 58 and Cassandra calls them all together to pick players for the Power of Veto Competition. Cassandra draws Kelsey, Nikki draws Joel, and Phil draws Jared, leaving Tim out of the loop on this one. Now all they have to do is wait until Big Brother tells them the competition is ready. While they're waiting Cassandra tells Kelsey that Jared has to win this competition, or Kelsey, . . . as long as Phil doesn't win its all good and Cassandra is counting on her allies to ensure the brothers go home.
Meanwhile, Phil is self motivating in the bedroom (stop that) and he's a little delusional but whatever it takes, I guess. Everyone heads out to the backyard for the PoV Competition where they're met by Sarah Hanlon, the winner of Big Brother Canada 3. Hugs all around before the players take their separate spots and Phil is looking a little twitterpatted as he ogles Sarah before she explains the rules of the game.
The game is called "The Price Of the Power of Veto" and each player has 100 chips and they can use these chips to bid on nine offers (punishments) that have points attached to them. They need to secretly bid high enough to win the offer but each bid reduces their number of chips whether they win or lose and the player with the most points after all nine offers will win the Power of Veto.
Phil needs to win to keep himself and Nick in the house, but Cassandra is counting on herself or someone in her alliance to ensure that doesn't happen. Jared isn't sure he needs to win it but he'd think differently if he knew that Joel wants to win so the Cassandra can backdoor Jared. The results of each bid are kept secret until the end but some punishments can be dealt with now so Jared bids high to spend the rest of the competition in a bathtub full of live eels. There's only three of them but the water is really cold and the eels are getting more action than Kelsey.
When the punishment of dressing like a smelly skunk comes up, Phil places a bid while Nikki is all upset that they're not winning any prizes or anything. Her strategy is to not bother betting because she's a pawn and she doesn't even need to be there, which is almost the way she's played from the start . . . except for her rants and raves. Joel bids to spend the rest of the season on slop since he's grown accustomed to it but when the bid to have a strategy session with Sarah comes up for negative points, as much as little Phil wants to bid it all big Phil passes on that bid.
The big ones are left for the end, when offer eight comes up with 15 points but means you can't compete on the next PoV even if you're on the block, and offer nine comes with a Big Brother haircut. Jared passes on the bid to not play for the next PoV but Phil knows it's go big or go home and without those points he song even be there next week. Jared also passes on the haircut offer since he's been growing his hair for two years and decides it's not worth it. Who does he think he is, Samson?
Cassandra won the chip gathering punishment but she also won the bid for a strategy session with Sarah, while Phil won the smelly skunk outfit. Joel won the slop bid, and the mystery offer of no showers for a week, and the loss of personal belongings, Joel is killing it. Then Phil wins the no veto bid and the final offer, the haircut bid . . . and with that hick and Phil have won the PoV, but not before Sarah shaves away sections of their hair. Jared just realized that not bidding on the haircut may have just cost him the game because had he bid he'd of win the PoV instead of the brothers. A little late for that concern.
After the competition Tim can't believe that Kelsey bid on nothing and Jared only really bid on one punishment. The two of them were so comfortable that they couldn't be bothered, while Joel was out there bidding on everything he could. To be fair, Nikki didn't bid on anything either even though she's on the block and Cassandra only bid twice and one of those was for negative points. If she really wanted her nominations to stay she should have been the hardest competitor out there.
She was all thankful to Joel for at least trying to win but then she was angry with Jared for not trying, despite doing just as little herself. As soon as the competition is over Jared goes to the HoH room under the guise of gathering his stuff but really he wanted to know who's going up and Cassandra tells him anyone but Joel who was the only one who tried. Not his best timing , especially when Kelsey was about to do the same thing until Cassandra said she wanted time to herself. She did tell Kelsey that Jared needed to win but apparently nobody told Jared.
It's all quiet in the house when the doorbell rings and in hops a kangaroo. While god house guests were sequestered upstairs Big Brother set up a party buffet in the house with a ton of food from Australia and England, a traditional British phone booth, alcohol (what a surprise) . . . apparently Big a Brother doesn't feel the same way about Tim and Nikki as Nick and Phil do. When the big door opens to the backyard they see the kangaroos, and in a basket on the deck English Bulldog puppies. Aww!
Tim is kinda overreacting and fake faints but it's Nikki who loses it with the Bulldogs. Both of them are really happy to have these memories from home and Nikki says it's the best experience of all her past Big Brother experiences. It's pretty much a big "suck it" to Nick and Phil. Eventually the party ends up around the hot tub, the alcohol is flowing and then Nikki and Cassandra start making out while Tim and Joel watch. Cue mushy make out music.
As the wine runs out Tim thought it would be funny to replace it with pickle juice but Jared was not amused and revealed their evil plan as he grabbed one of the glasses of wine from Cassandra. As Tim points out, Jarred's a bit of a party pooper. After everyone else has gone, leaving Jared and Kelsey in the hot tub, Cassandra says good night and Jared says she could use her bestie sleep . . . which can go a number of ways but Cassandra comes back asking if he meant she was ugly. He realized his faux pas almost immediately and then says he meant just because she was up late last night. Not the best save, but it's better than Cassandra's pompous British accent when she says she was up late fighting for the veto while they weren't, once again forgetting that she had the lowest points of all the bidders so what was she fighting for again?
The next morning Cassandra is once again confiding in Tim apparently forgetting that he's there to win not to mentor the poor Canadians. She's mad that Jared didn't win the PoV and blames him for her not winning it either and now having to get more blood on her hands. She's thinking that Jared would be a good one to put up, or put up Kelsey as a pawn to vote out Nikki, or . . . Tim is wise enough not to name anyone at this point because things are starting to work their way around to everyone and he doesn't need a bigger target on his back. He tells her to do what's best for her game and says he'd never turn on her but then she's concerned about putting up Jared who's given her the same guarantee. Tim's best advice is to get rid of anyone you don't think you can beat at the end whether she wants to take Jared or him. Watching Tim work you can see why he won Big Brother Australia.
You've got to be a little gullible to believe anyone in this house, which is pretty obvious when Jared goes up to the HoH room to find Cassandra and Kelsey in bed having a quiet conversation until he asks if he can talk to Cassandra. Kelsey gets up and leaves as Jared settles in and Cassandra starts right in at him blaming him for not winning the PoV. He's on the defensive and then she gets defensive and it just starts to escalate until Jared throws Tim in front of the bus because Tim is the best in Australia and everybody likes Tim. Jarred's right, if Tim makes it to the end the rest of them can kiss that $100,000 goodbye as it flies off to Australia.
Time for the Power of Veto Ceremony and it's obvious that Nick and Phil are taking themselves off the block. They're hoping that the spot they vacate will give Cassandra the chance to take out Tim before he becomes an immovable object in the house, but Nikki is hoping she puts up Jared. Cassandra's in a tough spot, especially since she thinks that Tim could win it all. After the brothers use the PoV on themselves so that they can continue to avail themselves of the amenities in the house, Cassandra rises and apologizes to them for putting them up in the first place. I have no idea where that stupid speech came from but it ended with her naming Jared as their replacement. Yep, I guess Tim is gonna win another Big Brother house.
This could be a really big mistake for Cassandra because Jared will campaign hard to stay in the house and oust Nikki, and if he stays Cassandra will become his biggest target. The brothers certainly don't want either Tim or Nikki to win and the longer they stay the more likely it is that that will happen. We'll find out soon enough how it all plays out because we're just a few hours away from the eviction episode. Be back real soon house guests.