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Big Brother 21 Week 8 Recap: The Universe Has Spoken

Wait, did that just really happen or is this some sort of elaborate prank? Man, over the course of this season, the last 24 hours before the Live Show have been tumultuous, to say the least, but this week’s surprise last-minute vote-flip takes the cake. We all know the Big Brother saying that “pawns go home” but with the game’s biggest target on the block this past week, it was going to take a legit miracle for things to shift, but as we witnessed, the universe works in mysterious ways.

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you are caught up on all of the aired episodes of Big Brother 21. If you are not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments since the last recap, so if you need to go further back please click on the “Big Brother” Topic on this page to access past recaps…also, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, but is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

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Big Brother 21 Recap: Are You Bitches Conspiring Against Me?

What a topsy-turvy show this is! We all know that with Big Brother we can “expect the unexpected,” but these past three weeks have really been an emotional roller coaster. Since last we met two weeks ago (I was on a Disney vacation with my two-year-old, and I use the word “vacation” very lightly), the house has lost three contestants, with the jury pool now at two members. We’ve had backstabs, frontstabs, blindsides, a fan-driven road trip, the break-up of a major alliance, and the resurgence of a new alliance. There have been plenty of tears, lots of laughs, and even a choreographed dance (from Tommy) thrown in. OTEV has come and gone, and the power has shifted back-and-forth so frequently that you almost need to wear a giant red space helmet in order to make it through.

We’ll blow through the major events of the past couple weeks, and get all caught up following tonight’s Live Eviction Episode, but first: My important disclaimer as follows!

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you are caught up on all of the aired episodes of Big Brother 21. If you are not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments since the last recap, so if you need to go further back please click on the “Big Brother” Topic on this page to access past recaps…also, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, but is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

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Big Brother 21 Week 4 Recap: The Proof Is In The Pudding…And On The Live Feeds

Another week in the Big Brother House, another racial slur out of the mouth of Jack Matthews. Yes, once again this week, the most controversial thing going on inside the game of Big Brother has not actually been touched on at all by the three weekly episodes airing on CBS. It’s as if CBS thinks it can somehow hide what happens in a game that is about people living in closed quarters and who are filmed 24/7. Well I have some news for you Big Brother and CBS: Just because you choose not to address Jack’s ongoing racism in the house doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. It’s been a major distraction for those aware that it’s been going on, and for those that don’t, it’s sort of pathetic that the show has decided to keep you in the dark the way it has, instead of – at the very least – trying to frame it as a learning moment in the game’s history.

Oh yeah, there was also a game being played this week, with one player nearly making a big move before deciding to chicken-out at the last minute. We’ll get to that too.

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you are caught up on all of the aired episodes of Big Brother 21. If you are not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments since the last recap, so if you need to go further back please click on the “Big Brother” Topic on this page to access past recaps…also, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, but is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

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Big Brother 21 Week 3 Recap: An Evicted Player Returns To The Game…Now What?

A mostly frustrating, painful week in the Big Brother House has now culminated with the first-ever “Camp Comeback” competition, where one of the first four evicted house guests returned to the game. So where do things go from here?

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you are caught up on all of the aired episodes of Big Brother 21. If you are not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments since the last recap, so if you need to go further back please click on the “Big Brother” Topic on this page to access past recaps…also, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, but is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!

Big Brother 21 Week 2 Recap: What’s Really Going Down In The Big Brother House?

We all know that Big Brother is a Reality TV show, with the “Reality” part being a bit of a stretch. It’s been around for so long now that it has a built-in fan-base who all know what to expect (you know, the “unexpected”) and most of whom know that they are tuning-in in order to mentally tune-out…this is not really a show that is going to test your intellect, but is instead a fun, cheesy Summer-time diversion.

We all accept, for example, the different costumes the houseguests are forced to wear, and there is great anticipation for our annual visit from both Zing-bot and OTEV, among the other red meat that the producers throw their fans each season.  But we also know in our hearts that much of what we see on TV is a fabrication, a “version” of what is really going on, and that the confessionals are mostly lines being fed to the players (I hope this isn’t ruining the facade for those that somehow were unaware of the manipulative narrative that exists across not just this one, but of many Reality Shows across the TV landscape).

So what am I getting at, and why now? Because anyone who happens to be following the Big Brother Live Feeds this season knows that – this season more than ever – there is a real disconnect between what and who we are seeing on TV thus far, and who these people are revealing themselves to be in “real life” on the live feeds. Do you not know what I’m referring to? Read on!

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you are caught up on all of the aired episodes of Big Brother 21. If you are not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments since the last recap, so if you need to go further back please click on the “Big Brother” Topic on this page to access past recaps…also, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, but is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!

Big Brother 21 Week 1 Recap: The Comeback Kids

So I’m back for the first Big Brother 21 Recap since after the Premiere Episode…have you bitches been conspiring against me???

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you are caught up on all of the aired episodes of Big Brother 21. If you are not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments since the last recap, so if you need to go further back please click on the “Big Brother” Topic on this page to access past recaps…also, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, but is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!

Big Brother 21 Premiere Recap: Camp Is In Session!

You know that Summer has officially started when it’s time for some Big Brother! Everybody’s favorite cheese-fest returned for its 21st season on Tuesday night, introducing us to 16 all-new contestants who will be competing over the next three months in front of the 80+ cameras in the Big Brother house. There is bound to be lots of backstabbing, bro and show-mances galore, and more slop than you can shake a stick at, as these brave souls vie for the half-million dollar prize.

I too will be here all Summer covering the show for Reality Tea, and giving this awesome Reality TV-loving community a place to chat and comment on all of the happenings inside the Big Brother House. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section below!

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Premiere Episode of Big Brother 21. If you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap. It is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

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Meet The Cast of Big Brother 21!

Today, CBS has announced the all-new cast that will compete on everybody’s favorite Summer reality show, Big Brother! It’s the 21st installment of the show, and contrary to popular belief, this season does NOT feature any returning players…but that doesn’t mean that the cast comes without twists!

I’m honored to announce that I’ll be covering this upcoming season of Big Brother 21 right here on Reality Tea! But more on that later, let’s meet the 16 new contestants of Big Brother!

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