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Big Brother 23 — In Conclusion




Seriously, if you’re on the West Coast or if you just haven’t seen the finale yet, I’m about to spoil who won the season so read at your own risk!

Okay, with that out of the way …. it was a pretty predictable ending. I think from the minute that Tiffany and then Kyland were voted out of the House, it was pretty obvious that this game was Xavier’s to lose. Both Derek F. and Azah said they were planning on taking him to the final two if either of them won the final HoH, which would indicate that neither of them realized how weak their own cases would be compared to Xavier’s. In the end, though, Xavier won the final HoH comp and he wisely evicted Azah and took Big D to final two.

To be honest, it’s hard for me to think of any player that has ever been less deserving of making it to the end than Big D. Big D claimed that he carried the Cookout to the end. He said that he deserved to win because “I put the work in.” BIG D DID NOTHING! Big D slept all day. He complained nonstop. He didn’t come close to winning a single comp. Big D was carried to the end because Xavier knew he could beat him.

In the end, it was a 9-0 vote. Big D did not get one single vote. As for America’s Favorite Player, it went TIffany. If Tiffany hadn’t been evicted and had made it to the final two, she could have made a contest of it. That would have been an exiting finale. Instead, Tiffany was voted out and Xavier got exactly the ending that he wanted. To be honest, I was kind of bored with this season. Regardless of how historically significant the Cookout was, it’s always boring when one alliance dominates the entire game.

Xavier has made history as the first black winner of Big Brother and this season is now over. Thank you for reading! I’m afraid that I wasn’t able to be as active this season as I’ve been in the past but I do appreciate those of you who read my posts and who commented. At the end of every season, I’m usually kind of burned out on Big Brother and I think to myself, “I’m taking next year off” but I will probably be back for next season. What can I say? I’m addicted to this show! We’ll see what happens!

For now, I’m covering Survivor here at Reality TV Chat Blog!

How does everyone feel about the finale?

Lisa Marie

Big Brother 23 — It’s Time Open Up The Diary Room One Last Time! Who do you want to win?

Well, this season is nearly over. On Wednesday, the final HoH will be crowned, the final two will face the jury, and someone will win the 23rd season of Big Brother!

That also means that it’s time for us to open up the Diary Room one last time.

Who do you want to win Big Brother?

Do you vote for….

AZAH, who came on strong in the final weeks of the game after previously flying under the radar

BIG D, who insists that he’s done a lot more in the House than people realize


XAVIER, the co-founder of the Cookout?

You know the drill! Cast your vote in the poll or in the comments below! And then be sure to watch on Wednesday as the season comes to a close!

Happy voting!

Big Brother 23 — The Results of Parts One and Two of the Final HoH Competition

Well, the finale of Big Brother 23 is just a few days away and the houseguests are currently competing for the right to be the final HoH. Whoever wins the three-part HoH comp will not only advance to the final two but will also get to pick who sits next to them.

The part of the HoH contest was won by Xavier. No surprise there. Judging from Azah and Derek F’s comments in the House, Xavier won pretty easily.

The 2nd part of the HoH comp was Azah vs. Derek F. and Azah won! And again, who is surprised? Has Derek F. won anything during his time in the House?

On Wednesday. Azah and Xavier will face off in part three.

Derek F. is, needless to say, whining up a storm right now. Azah was comforting him by telling him that he could still win America’s Favorite Player but Derek F. says that he doesn’t want AFP. He wants to be sitting in the final two. So, you heard him. Don’t give him your AFP vote.

The finale is on Wednesday!

Big Brother 23 — About Tonight


Tonight’s episode of Big Brother was …. well, it’s been over an hour and I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about it.

First off, let’s get the important stuff out of the way.

Xavier did not use the veto, as we all knew he wouldn’t.

Derek F. cast his vote to evict and he voted for Kyland.

Kyland was totally blindsided. Kyland stood up, accepted his hugs from Xavier, Derek, and Azah and then….

He refused to leave.

He stood there in front of the door and he demanded that Xavier explain why he had lied to him. Xavier said that it was just the game. Kyland pointed out that he saved Xavier when he was on the block. Xavier repeated that Kyland would understand it all after the game ended.

And Kyland still did not leave.

Instead, he asked Xavier if this was what he wanted to teach Kobe.

Now, for those of you who might not know, Kobe is Xavier’s nephew. Xavier’s brother died earlier in the year and Xavier is planning on raising Kobe. Kyland basically accused Xavier of not being a good role model.

“Say my nephew’s name again,” Xavier said, as Derek F. stood beside him.

“He needs a man to look up to,” Kyland replied.

Meanwhile, in the studio, Julie said that it was time for Kyland to leave. After what felt like an eternity of glaring Kyland finally did leave. He seemed oddly cheerful outside of the house, telling Julie that he really hoped he would be invited back for an all-stars seasons which …. I don’t think it’s going to happen after that. Big Brother’s producers don’t want to get sued because a brawl broke out in the house and someone got inured.

Now, for the record, this is not the first time that there was nearly a fight after an eviction. On Over The Top, Cornbread cussed everyone out when he was evicted. On All-Stars, Howie actually tried to hit Mike Boogie but stopped himself at the last minute and instead just grabbed Mike’s hat. So, this is not the first time this has happened. Still, after a boring week of Derek F. and Azah trying to delude themselves into thinking that either one of them have a chance to beat Xavier, Kyland’s reaction did provide a moment of excitement.

When it happened, my first reaction was that Kyland was being honest in his reaction and at least it was unexpected. At the exact moment, I actually appreciated Kyland for not being fake about it. Instead of pretending to smile and hugging everyone, he went with his first reaction and demanded some answers. But now, nearly 90 minutes later, my feelings are more mixed and I kind of wish that I hadn’t witnessed all of that. Bringing up Xavier’s nephew was not a classy move and I say this as someone who doesn’t particularly like Xavier. If Kyland had called Xavier out for being a liar, that would have been one thing because there really was no reason to keep Kyland in the dark. At that point, with only four people in the House, Kyland had every right to be upset over being lied to. But making it about family …. yeah, that was a step too far. Kyland should have left Kobe out of it.

But regardless of how any of us feel about how exited the House, Kyland is now heading to the jury and our final three is made up of Xavier, Derek, and Azah. The show ends on Wednesday and, as of right now, Xavier seems almost unstoppable (though I doubt he’ll be getting Kyland’s vote.)

Lisa Marie

Big Brother 23 — Time To Open Up The Diary Room For Week 12

Oh, hey, I guess it’s that time again!

It’s time open up the diary room and allow you to cast your vote for who you want to see go this week!

Because there’s only 4 players left and the veto ceremony has yet to take place, that means that there are 3 possibilities. HoH Xavier is safe but, depending on what he does with the veto, either Kyland, Azah, or Derek F. could leave on Thursday!

So, who you want to see go?

KYLAND, the long-winded strategist

AZAH, who has laid low for the entire season


DEREK F, who always wakes up in time to cast his evote?

Let us know by voting in the poll below or in the comments! And then be sure to watch on Thursday to find out who will be the newest juror and also which houseguests will join Xavier in the final three!

Happy voting,

Lisa Marie

Big Brother 23 — My Mistake

So, I have to admit that I made a mistake.

I was under the impression that the veto meeting was today but I forgot how things work during the final week of Big Brother. The veto meeting will be Thursday, during the live show. Xavier will announce whether or not he’s going to take either Azah or Kyland off the block and then, whoever is not nominated or HoH, will cast the only vote.

As of right now, it still looks like Xavier is going to keep the nominations the same. He’s expecting Derek F. to then vote out Kyland. I imagine that is what will happen but you never know. Derek F. has been in a really bad mood today, mostly because he thinks that the other three are unfairly discounting him as a potential winner. He’s spent most of today arguing with Azah about whether or not Derek actually did anything in the House. Derek keeps insisting that he was one of the most important members of the Cookout. Azah keeps suggesting that the Cookout carried Derek to the final three.

Though she’s right, it’s still a strange strategy for Azah to take. Why upset the one person who is going to decide your fate in the game? Xavier, for his part, wants Kyland gone and I imagine that, if he feels Derek can’t be trusted, Xavier will take Azah off the block and then let her cast the eviction vote for Kyland. But then again, if Azah’s angry enough at Derek, anything’s possible.

Basically, Xavier is now having to trust that the other houseguest will continue to do what he wants, despite the fact that he really doesn’t have any power. One thing that Xavier does have going in his favor is that neither Derek nor Azah like Kyland and Kyland hasn’t done much to win either of them over this week. So, in the end, I guess it’s just going to come down to who is more annoyed at who on Thursday night.

We’ll see!

Lisa Marie

P.S. Survivor returns on Wednesday! Yay!

Big Brother 23 — Week 12 Veto Notes

Hi, everyone!

Yesterday, the houseguests competed for the veto and Xavier won it. Xavier is already HoH and he’s already nominated Azah and Kyland for eviction. He’s not going to use the veto so either Azah or Kyland will be leaving this week. The only person voting will be Derek F. So, Derek F. is guaranteed to make the final three, despite having done nothing this season.

Originally, I thought Xavier’s target was Azah but apparently, he now wants Derek F. to vote out Kyland. I think that Xavier has figured out that Kyland is the only remaining houseguest who could possibly beat him in a final two situation. He would rather take either Derek F. or Azah to the finale because neither one of them has really done anything in the House.

The only question right now is whether or not Derek F. is going to follow Xavier’s directions. Personally, I imagine he will. Derek F. may talk a big game but he’s never really shown himself to have the guts go against Xaver. Come Thursday night, our final three will probably be Xavier, Derek F., and Azah. I imagine that, if he does win the final HoH comp, Xavier will probably take Derek F. to the final two over Azah.

We’ll find out soon!

Lisa Marie

Big Brother 23 — Week 12 HoH And Nominations

Well, Azah really screwed up.

Last night, she had an opportunity to either get Xavier out of the House or at least weaken him by getting rid of one of his allies. Instead, she put Hannah up on the block and, when Hannah failed to win the veto, Hannah went home. Only after Hannah left did Azah apparently figure out that the guys all have an alliance.

After Hannah left, the HGs competed for HoH. The competition was won by Xavier and he went on to nominate Azah and Kyland for eviction.

So, here’s what’s going to happen. Only one person can vote this week. That vote will be cast by whoever is not nominated. Right now, that would be Derek F. If Azah or Kyland wins the veto and uses it, Derek F. will automatically become the replacement nominee and the veto holder will have all the power.

So, basically right now, only Xavier is safe. Everyone else is a potential nominee until after the veto comp. If Azah wants to make it to the final three, she has to win this veto. Otherwise, it’ll be Derek, Kyland, and Xavier battling it out to become the final HoH and chose someone to take with him to the final two.

The veto comp is tomorrow! We’ll see what happens.

Lisa Marie

P.S. No show on Sunday because of the Emmys!

Big Brother 23 — About Tonight’s Double Eviction

Hi! As I’m writing this, I know the show just started on the West Coast so, if you haven’t seen it all yet, consider this to be your SPOILER WARNING! Read no further if you don’t want to know who was sent out of the House tonight.

Now, with that out of the way …. what happened!?

Seriously, we all knew that Tiffany would be voted out first. She was the target. She was a bigger threat to win the game than Hannah. She’s made it clear that she wants a woman to win and the majority of the people voting were men. The only surprising thing about the vote was that Azah joined Derek F. and Xavier in voting for her. In retrospect, Azah’s vote should have clued us in that she wasn’t as focused on a woman winning as Tiffany and Hannah were.

I was excited when Azah defeated Xavier to win the second HoH. “Finally,” I said, “things are going to get interesting!”

So, what does Azah do?

She nominates Xavier. Good, great. Then she nominates Hannah!

WHY!? Why would she do that if her target was Xavier? There was no way that either Derek F. or Kyland was going to vote to evict Xavier. Azah explained that she had a deal with Kyland not to nominate him and she couldn’t nominate Derek F. because they were both Jokers! Remember the Jokers? That was the twist that ended after the fourth week of the game?

So, Hannah’s only hope was to win veto. Which, she didn’t. The veto was won by Kyland, who used it on Xavier because they had an old deal. Derek F. was the default replacement. Xavier and Kyland voted to evict Hannah and that was that.


Azah cannot compete for HoH and all three of the guys are going to target her. So, basically, I’m just going to congratulate either Xavier or Kyland on winning Big Brother 23 right now.

Oh well! Tomorrow, there will be a special Friday episode. I think it’s just going to be the flashback episode. After that, in just a week and a half, a new winner will be determined.

We’ll see what happens, I guess.

Lisa Marie

Big Brother 23 — Time To Open Up The Diary Room For The Second To Last Time

Well, Big Brother only has two more weeks to go. This week, we’ll be losing two more houseguests and then final four will be battling it out to see who makes it to the finale.

So, with that in mind, it’s time open the diary room and ask who you vote to evict this week!

Do you vote for

TIFFANY, the master planner who helped to bring the Cookout to the final six


HANNAH, who has often flown under the radar but won when she needed to?

Let us know in the poll below or in the comments! Tomorrow’s double eviction episode will be two hours long! (Technically, one houseguest was already evicted today, which is why the feeds have been down all day and will be down until after Thursday’s west coast showing. Another will be evicted live tomorrow night.)

Happy voting,

Lisa Marie