I'm not sure that's her best plan at this stage in the game but we join the house guests right after Cassandra puts Jared up on the block. Of course, had she put Jared on the block in the first place he would've won the PoV, taken himself off and the brothers would be sitting there now so maybe it was all part of her master plan . . . but I still think she just gave the game to Tim.
After 60 days Jared is counting on Joel and the brothers to keep him safe but Jared is apparently unaware of just how close Joel and Cassandra are and when it comes down to a tie, Cassandra gets the last word. Things almost return to normal as we discover everyone the night before was telling Joel that he's been Cassandra's pawn while her real end deal has been with Tim and Nikki. The way things are playing out, that seems fairly likely but Joel needs to take everything with a grain of salt.
Both Tim and Nikki go up to the HoH room to let Cassandra know that Joel just told both of them to leave him alone and now the three of them are concerned that Joel may be working with Jared. Nikki is concerned that she may have said something to upset Joel while Cassandra is worried that Joel is upset because he's turning on her and Tim.
While Cassandra seeks out Joel, Tim and Nikki complain that Jared and Kelsey have been the "rotten core" of the house since the beginning but it's interesting that nobody sees themselves that way. Jared and Kelsey have been no worse than Cassandra and Tim, or Cassandra and Joel, or Ramsey and Maddy. Each two person alliance has its own good and evil component but within that alliance all they see is the good.
Cassandra finds Joel in the backyard quietly crying just after Nick found him and while she goes in to give him a hug, Kelsey is telling Jared that he should go talk to Joel because he's outside crying. Apparently, even when there are only eight people left in the house, everyone knows where everyone else is and what they're doing. So Jared also goes out to check on Joel. Obviously Joel has a lot on his mind and he's in the unique position of being the deciding vote. While one part of him wants to keep Jared in the game because Jared deserves to be there, the other part is telling him that Jared is a huge threat and he has to go.
It seems everyone is a little concerned about Joel and when Nikki and Cassandra are chatting with Phil he's pretty quiet about what's going on. Cassandra figures that somehow, whatever's going on in the house, Phil is involved in it. I'll bet she wishes she could take back that apology now. Phil tells her that people are going to campaign and she gets that but her concern is that Joel was fine last night and now not so much. While she creates overly dramatic scenarios in her head Phil goes out to warn Jared that Cassandra is freaking out. However, Jared's not overly concerned.
He's a little more concerned when angry Cassandra comes out to chat with him and then tells him not to count on her tie breaker vote. In order to avoid needing that vote Jared needs to rely on Joel and right now nobody knows where Joel's head is at. Fortunately Joel finds Jared in the bedroom and Jared lays it on the line, pushing the fact that this is Nikki's fifth time in a show and she has a fashion line (who knew) whereas if he won the winnings would affect his life greatly. Not sure that part of his speech was necessary but a little late for that.
Jared continues with some information about how Cassandra has taken an international stand and aligned with Tim and Nikki, and how she's managed to use every one of them to get where she is now and Jared feels that she's been using Joel as a vote more than an ally whereas he has always had Joel's back. Okay, at some point he has to stop saying that because so far he's had everybody's back, except his own. Joel's still noncommittal which is better than saying he stands with Cassandra.
Speaking of which, Cassandra is almost apologizing to Kelsey when she tells her it was nothing personal putting Jared up but that she didn't feel she could beat him in the end. That's probably true, but Kelsey isn't buying it and tells her that she's tired of Cassandra's lies. As it gets down to the end tempers are going to start to flare. As Kelsey walks out Cassandra follows her and then she' finds herself in a room with both Kelsey and Jared who says he would never have done that to her. Telling her she was just raised different is beside the point but she's right that she came into the house to win herself and her family the $100,000 not to let Jared win it. He walks out telling her she won't be in power next week, but as he leaves she tells him he won't be there next week. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
Time to check in with Arisa on stage outside the BBCan Grand and I've gotta say that's a really nice dress on her, a good color choice. Arisa takes us over to the jury house where Mitch and Raul are enjoying some badminton on the beach while they await their next jury member. They've managed to repair their friendship now that they're out of the house but Raul still wants revenge on Maddy for getting him out. I guess revenge comes with a rubber duckie because Maddy is on her way.
When Maddy arrives she gives them the breakdown of what happened and how she got voted out over Tim when the brothers put her up and they can't believe it. Raul's happy now that Maddy is out but Mitch is disappointed in everyone else for not backdooring Tim. She also brings along a video that chronicles Ramsey deciding to leave the house and here come the tears again, after which they realize that without Ramsey they're going to end up with an even numbered jury. That changes the game a little.
We're back to the house where Arisa gives Nikki time to plead her case and she says she was honoured and lucky to be invited into the Canadian house but she's a little upset that some of the house guests don't want her to be there. She's looking at you two Nick and Phil. She says she hasn't campaigned all week and she's not about to start but she'd love to stay longer especially since it's her birthday. Then Arisa gives Jared a shot to plead his case but all he does is get up and say that the king is leaving the house because they all thought he was going to win it all but now someone else will have a shot. Yeah, probably Tim or Nikki. There are only four people voting so the first person to get three votes is outta there.
On that note Tim gets up and heads to the Diary Room and Tim votes to evict Jared, Nick and Phil vote to evict Nikki, Kelsey votes to evict Jared (what?), and Joel votes to evict Jared. That's really gonna hurt. By a vote of three to one, Nikki is safe and Jared has been evicted. I can't believe that Kelsey turned on him, so much for their fine romance. Jared hugs everybody, grabs his bag, and as he leaves says that his hair is worth way more than a hundred grand. So long Samson.
Arisa welcomes Jared to the stage and gets straight to the point when she tells him he could have won the Veto. He knows that now but he felt he was safe with Cassandra. He wouldn't change anything he did inside the house and he doesn't blame anyone, especially Joel for voting him out, . . . he's even hoping Joel wins. Everyone says farewell in their videos and they're all honest and heartfelt, even the one from Kelsey who turned on him . . . but to be fair, in a tie, Cassandra would still have sent him packing, just like Arisa does as she sends him off to the jury house.
Arisa calls everyone back to the living room to let them know that tonight is a double eviction and then she sends them all to the backyard. In this HoH competition they're all standing at the end of long, waist high bowling lanes . . . well, everyone except Cassandra as the outgoing HoH and Phil as this is nicks week to play. The first one to knock down all five of their pins will be the new Head of Household and if any of them have ever played shuffleboard they'll have a bit of an advantage.
Nick gets off to a good lead while everyone else either misses or only knocks down one pin while Nick hits his second, then his third. There goes his fourth with only one left as Nikki gets her second. There it goes, Nick is the new HoH and everyone is ordered back in to the house.
Without any time to really confer Nick and Phil immediately nominate Tim and Nikki and tell them "may the odds be ever in your favour". Nikki does not look overly amused but Tim is really into the whole thing as the house waits for Arisa to announce the PoV challenge. While they're waiting Nikki tells Tim that she'd rather go out before him but he points out that it doesn't work that way.
When the brothers head upstairs Cassandra races after them to assure them that she won't use the PoV if she wins it. They can see right through her trying to make up for putting them on the block but they also give her fair warning that she had better not. Meanwhile, Tim and Joel are discussing who the brothers would put up if either Tim or Nikki comes off while Cassandra is still trying to make amends with Nick and Phil.
Arisa returns for the PoV competition and everyone is back in the backyard where everyone is competing except Nick and Phil after winning that bid in the last PoV challenge. You know, the one that Jared could have won. This competition is based on remembering which houseguest gave which speech in the house. On the first quote everyone is correct, on the second one Joel and Nikki are eliminated, and on the third the remaining three were all correct. The fourth quote found everyone correct, while the fifth eliminated Kelsey. It's down to Tim versus Cassandra for the sixth quote and Cassandra wins the Power of Veto as everyone is sent back inside.
While the house guests wait inside the brothers are adamant that Cassandra leave the nominations as they stand and she's starting to take everything a little too personally. Everyone is getting a little tense as she starts snapping at Nick and Phil, even Tim goes quiet. Arisa returns to break the tension and to find out if Cassandra is going to use the PoV and if so, on whom. Like Kelsey pointed out earlier Cassandra is full of lies like the one she buttered up the brothers with about not using the PoV, which she has decided to use to save Tim.
That forces Nick and Phil to make a replacement nomination and Nick stands up and says that they've been loyal and honest with alliances unlike so many others and then they ask to nominate themselves so that they can go out with their integrity intact. What? Seriously, what? Nick says they'd rather go out of the game with integrity than money so again he asks if they can do that and Arisa asks if they're sure about their decision. Kelsey fights hard to talk them out of it while Arisa waits for confirmation and reminds them that this is "live" television. Kelsey obviously made some good points as the brothers, against their moral Center, nominate Joel.
Arisa gives Nikki her thirty seconds and Nikki rises, shrugs and tells them to do what they've got to do as she has nothing else to say. Then Joel gets his chance and he thanks everyone for the experience and says he's played by his word and hopes to stay. Once again Tim makes his way to the Diary Room and Tim votes to evict Nikki, Cassandra enters cackling like a madwoman and votes to evict Nikki, which makes it official, and finally Kelsey votes to evict Nikki.
By a unanimous vote Nikki has been issued an early checkout from the BBCan Grand on her birthday. Nikki avoids everyone's hugs as she quietly marches up the stairs and out the door but not before throwing her vote behind Joel as the winner. It's pretty somber in the house but not so on stage as Arisa welcomes her out.
Arisa wishes her a happy birthday and tells her she can party at the jury house as there might be some vodka there when she arrives. Arisa asks Nikki for her response when the brothers tried to nominate themselves but Nikki didn't believe they'd really do it, let alone get away with it. Nikki still feels that Joel is the most deserving winner and she's totally gobsmacked by Tim and how he's been playing the game. When asked about her fondest memory in the house Nikki goes straight to the English bulldog puppies before Arisa sends her off to follow Jared to the jury house.
On that note wrap up another review before I get to my next one for the Amazing Race. There are only three episodes left of Big Brother Canada with the big winner being crowned next Thursday evening. Will it be Joel, or Tim? I'll let you know because I'll be watching. See you soon house guests.