Host - Julie Chen
Adam Jasinski
Alex Coladonato
Allison Nichols
Amanda Hansen
Chelsia Hart
Jacob Heald
James Zinkand
Jen Diturno
Joshuah Welch
Matt McDonald
Natalie Cunial
Neil Garcia
Parker Somerville
Ryan Quicksall
Sharon Obermueller
Sheila Kennedy

 

Big Brother 9 - 'Til Death Do You Part

Move In Day

Group 1: Natalie, Jen, Sheila and Allison.
Group 2: Chelsia, Amanda and Sharon.

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Group 3: Parker, Joshuah, Ryan, Alex and Adam.
Group 4: Neil, James, Matt and Jacob.

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Couples Twist

Julie informed the houseguests that they will be playing the game as couples, partnered with their new soulmate. Julie explained that they will compete as couples, win Head of Household as couples, be nominated and evicted as couples. The couples also must sleep together in the same bed.

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Couples: Adam and Sheila, Alex and Amanda, Allison and Ryan, Chelsia and James, Jacob and Sharon, Jen and Parker, Joshuah and Neil, Matt and Natalie.

Jen and Ryan are a couple in the outside world, while Sharon and Jacob are exes.

Power Couple Competition - “Falling For You”

One member of each couple will be suspended in the air while the other will lie in the bed below. When the suspended partner is lowered, you must grab on to your partner because you will all then be lifted in to the air. The couple that stays suspended in the air the longest will win the competition and become the Power Couple, giving them the sole power to evict another couple from the house.

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Order to drop out of the competition: Adam and Sheila (5 minutes), Joshuah and Neil (9 minutes), Alex and Amanda (28 minutes), Jacob and Sharon (34 minutes), Allison and Ryan (43 minutes), Chelsia and James (54 minutes), Matt and Natalie (55 minutes).

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After four couples were eliminated, Julie issued a challenge to the remaining four couples. She said that the heart pillows below them could be worth cash. Julie explained that they have 10 minutes in order to try to pick up the pillow using only their hands. If they succeed in getting the pillow and win the competition they will win $10,000.

Jen and Parker won the competition and became the Power Couple. They also won the $10,000 prize.

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Eviction

Jacob and Sharon were evicted. Jen and Parker were given the sole power to decide who to evict.

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HoH Competition - “Tunnel Of Love” / “The Perfect Match”

The competition will test how well you know your soulmate. The houseguests will be separated from their partners and asked six questions. The goal of the competition is to correctly match your partner’s answer. You will earn hearts for each correct answer. The couple with the most hearts at the end of six questions will become the Heads of Household.

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Question 1: If you could describe your first impression of your soulmate with a road sign, what would it be: A) full speed ahead B) turn back now or C) bumpy road ahead?
Correct Matches (1 Heart): Adam and Sheila (B), Alex and Amanda (A), Allison and Ryan (A), Chelsia and James (A), Jen and Parker (A), Joshuah and Neil (A), Matt and Natalie (A),

Question 2: What physical trait would turn you off the most, A) bad teeth B) hairy legs C) spare tire or D) unibrow?
Correct Matches (2 Hearts): Chelsia and James (D), Matt and Natalie (A).

Question 3: Which of the following would be your ultimate fantasy, A) naughty nurse B) innocent cheerleader C) flexible gymnast or D) strict dominator?
Correct Matches (3 Hearts): Alex and Amanda (C), Allison and Ryan (B), Matt and Natalie (A).

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Question 4: If you could change one part of your body, which would it be: A) face B) chest C) butt D) thighs?
Correct Matches (1 Heart): Adam and Sheila (C), Chelsia and James (B), Joshuah and Neil (C).

Question 5: In your wildest fantasy, who would you most like to see show up on your doorstep on a lonely afternoon: A) pool boy B) pizza boy C) gardener or D) cable guy?
Correct Matches (2 Hearts): Adam and Sheila (A), Alex and Amanda (A), Allison and Ryan (A), Jen and Parker (A), Joshuah and Neil (A), Matt and Natalie (A).

Question 6: Which of the following celebrity types best describes your personality: A) bitchy underwear model B) narcissistic athlete C) rebellious rocker or D) pretentious royalty?
Correct Matches (3 Hearts): Alex and Amanda (B).

Results: Alex and Amanda 9, Matt and Natalie 8, Allison and Ryan 6, Adam and Sheila 4, Chelsia and James 4, Joshuah and Neil 4, Jen and Parker 3.

Alex and Amanda won HoH.

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Nomination Ceremony

Alex and Amanda nominated Allison and Ryan and Jen and Parker for eviction.

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One Houseguest Leaves, One Returns

Neil chose to leave the game due to an urgent personal matter. Due to it being a couple’s game and because Jacob and Sharon have been sequester, Joshuah was able to choose between Jacob and Sharon to be his partner. Joshuah chose Sharon to be his new partner.

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Veto Competition - “In Sickness And In Health”

Veto Players: Alex and Amanda, Allison and Ryan, Jen and Parker, and Matt and Natalie.
Host: Joshuah.

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One member of each couple will be on the heart, while the other member will spin them as fast as they can. The houseguests on the heart must hold on to the handle above their head and keep the panic button pushed in. If you let go of your panic button, your counter will stop and that will be your final score. The first team to reach 300 revolutions will win the Power of Veto.

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Matt and Natalie won the Power of Veto.

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Veto Ceremony

Matt and Natalie decided not to use the Power of Veto.

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Eviction

Jen and Parker were evicted by a vote of 3-1.

Votes to evict Jen and Parker (3): Adam and Sheila, Chelsia and James, and Joshuah and Sharon.
Votes to evict Allison and Ryan (1): Matt and Natalie.

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HoH Competition - “Big Brother Democracy”

Julie will ask six opinion based questions. Answer how you feel the majority of the group will respond. If you answer with the majority you will receive one point. Each answer will come with a reward or a consequence. The couple with the most points after six questions will become the new Heads of Household.

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Question 1: What would the majority of the house rather go without for the next 72 hours, A) hot food or B) hot water?
Majority: B. Adam and Sheila, Chelsia and James, and Joshuah and Sharon answered with the majority.

Question 2: What would the majority rather see the women wear for the next 24 hours, A) their bathing suit or B) their soulmates favourite outfit?
Majority: A. Everyone answered with the majority.

Question 3: What would the majority rather lose for a week, A) eating utensils or B) drinking cups?
Majority: B. Allison and Ryan, Chelsia and James, and Joshuah and Sharon answered with the majority.

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Question 4: Everyone in the house is looking for a little fun. Would the majority of you rather have A) a margarita party or B) an outdoor grill?
Majority: A. Everyone answered with the majority.

Question 5: For the next week, would the majority of you rather have A) the men serve breakfast in bed or B) the women cook dinner?
Majority: B. Allison and Ryan, Chelsia and James, and Matt and Natalie answered with the majority.

Question 6: Would the majority of you rather go two weeks without A) workout equipment or B) the washing machine?
Majority: B. Adam and Sheila, Allison and Ryan, Chelsia and James, and Joshuah and Sharon answered with the majority.

Results: Chelsia and James 6, Allison and Ryan 5, Joshuah and Sharon 5, Adam and Sheila 4, Matt and Natalie 3.

Chelsia and James won HoH.

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Nomination Ceremony

Chelsia and James nominated Alex and Amanda and Matt and Natalie for eviction.

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Veto Competition - “Communication Breakdown”

Veto Players: Chelsia and James, Alex and Amanda, Matt and Natalie, and Joshuah and Sharon.
Host: Adam.

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Packed inside of thousands of pounds of peanuts are cables that can be used to restore communication. By properly adjusting the utility poles and connecting them with the correct cables, you can complete the task at hand. When you are done, press the button and if your red light lights up you have won. The couple that can solve the puzzle and restore communication with the outside world will win the Power of Veto and will also allow the houseguests to receive information from the outside world.

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Joshuah and Sharon won the Power of Veto.

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Veto Ceremony

Joshuah and Sharon decided not to use the Power of Veto.

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Eviction

Alex and Amanda were evicted by a vote of 3-0.

Votes to evict Alex and Amanda (3): Adam and Sheila, Joshua and Sharon, and Allison and Ryan.
Votes to evict Matt and Natalie (0): None.

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HoH Competition - “Words Of Love”

Julie will ask a series of questions about one of the love quotes that can be found around the house. Buzz in first and answer correctly to eliminate someone from the competition. Buzz in and answer incorrectly and you will be eliminated. The ladies will play first, followed by the men. The last man and woman will then face off to see who will become the winner.

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Question 1: Which author said "the course of true love never did run smooth"?
Answer: Shakespeare. Sharon answered correctly and eliminated Allison from the competition.

Question 2: Which author wrote “win the hearts of others to your own”?
Answer: Goethe. Sharon answered correctly and eliminated Sheila from the competition.

Question 3: Which author’s quote talks about love in dreams?
Answer: Dostoevsky. Sharon answered correctly and eliminated Natalie from the competition.

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Question 4: Which author asks the question “If I loved you, what is this…”?
Answer: Goethe. Ryan answered incorrectly and was eliminated from the competition.

Question 5: Who proclaims “love is a battlefield”?
Answer: None of the above. Joshuah answered correctly and eliminated Matt from the competition.

Question 6: This author said “one always ends by deceiving others”?
Answer: Wilde. Joshuah answered correctly and eliminated Adam from the competition.

Joshuah and Sharon won HoH.

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Nomination Ceremony

Joshuah and Sharon nominated Allison and Ryan and Matt and Natalie for eviction.

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Veto Competition - “Cupid Is As Cupid Does”

Veto Players: Joshuah and Sharon, Allison and Ryan, Matt and Natalie, and Adam and Sheila.
Host: James

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The couples will work together to complete the cupid puzzle high above them in the clouds. As the guys cross the field to grab puzzle pieces, the women will be hoisted in the air by a pulley system attached to their partner. After you have completed your puzzle, fly your team’s arrow up in to the clouds and pierce the heart. The first couple to do so will win the Power of Veto.

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Matt and Natalie won the Power of Veto.

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Veto Ceremony

Matt and Natalie used the Power of Veto on themselves. Allison and Ryan nominated Adam and Sheila as the replacement nominees.

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Eviction

Allison and Ryan were evicted by a vote of 2-0.

Votes to evict Allison and Ryan (2): Matt and Natalie and Chelsia and James.
Votes to evict Adam and Sheila (0): None.

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End Of The Couples Twist

As Allison and Ryan attempted to leave the house, they found out that the door was locked. The sirens then went off. The houseguests then gathered in the living room. Julie informed them that they are now playing the game as individuals. Julie them revealed that only one of Allison and Ryan will be leaving tonight. The houseguests then voted to evict.

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Eviction

Allison was evicted by a vote of 6-0.

Votes to evict Allison (6): Adam, Chelsia, Matt, Sheila, Natalie and James.
Votes to evict Ryan (0): None.

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HoH Competition - “Time After Time”

Julie will ask a series of true or false questions about the order of things that have happened in the Big Brother house. Answer correctly to stay in the game. Answer incorrectly and you will be eliminated from the competition. The last houseguest standing will become the new HoH.

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Question 1: True or false, Jacob told the house “I overheard somebody saying Parker is a snake” before Jen and Parker won $10,000?
Answer: False. Everyone answered correctly.

Question 2: True or false, on a live show, Joshuah said “I am such a family man. I can’t wait to see a picture of my family” after the house learned about the Republican primaries?
Answer: True. James and Natalie answered incorrectly and were eliminated from the competition.

Question 3: True or false, in the game “The Perfect Match”, Joshuah dressed as royalty before he dressed as a pool boy?
Answer: False. Chelsia, Matt and Sheila answered incorrectly and were eliminated from the competition.

Question 4: True or false, in a previous live show I asked all of you to raise your hands if you were confident there were no other couples in the house before Amanda’s trip to the emergency room?
Answer: False. Everyone answered incorrectly.

Question 5: True or false, the houseguests found out about the Hudson River virus before the house voted to lose hot water for 72 hours.
Answer: False. Everyone answered correctly.

Question 6: True or false, in the game “In Sickness And In Health”, Alex and Amanda were eliminated before Parker and Jen?
Answer: True. Adam answered incorrectly and was eliminated from the competition.

Ryan won HoH.

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Nomination Ceremony

Ryan nominated Chelsia and Sharon for eviction.

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Veto Competition - “The Color Of Veto”

Veto Players: Ryan, Chelsia, Sharon, Adam, Joshuah and Sheila.
Host: Matt.

The object of the game is to shoot your ball as close to the veto pocket as possible. Each player will get one shot per round. The player whose ball is furthest from the veto pocket will be eliminated in each round. The tiebreaker goes to whoever’s ball is closest to or is in the hole. The loser of each round will receive a prize. You will be able to keep your prize or trade it for any of the previously awarded prizes.

Round 1: Sharon 1, Chelsia 3, Joshuah 4, Adam 7, Ryan 7, Sheila 9.
Sheila was eliminated from the competition. Sheila’s prize was the Power of Veto.

Round 2: Chelsia 2, Adam 3, Joshuah 3, Ryan 3, Sharon 7.
Sharon was eliminated from the competition. Sharon’s prize was a brand new motorcycle. Sharon traded it to Sheila for the Power of Veto.

Round 3: Chelsia Veto, Adam 1, Ryan 4, Joshuah 4.
Joshuah was eliminated from the competition. Joshuah’s prize was a letter from home.

Round 4: Chelsia 1, Ryan 3, Adam 4.
Adam was eliminated from the competition. Adam’s prize was $10,000. Adam traded it to Sheila for the brand new motorcycle.

Round 5: Ryan 3, Chelsia 4.
Chelsia was eliminated from the competition. Chelsia’s prize was a slop pass. Chelsia traded it to Sharon for the Power of Veto.

Ryan’s prize was wearing Jen’s red unitard for one full week. Ryan traded it to Sheila for the $10,000.

Chelsia won the Power of Veto.

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Veto Ceremony

Chelsia used the Power of Veto on herself. Ryan nominated James as the replacement nominee.

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Eviction

James was evicted by a vote of 5-1.

Votes to evict James (5): Adam, Matt, Natalie, Sheila and Joshuah.
Votes to evict Sharon (1): Chelsia.

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Returning Houseguest Twist

Following James’ eviction, Julie informed him that the houseguests will be given the choice between bringing James back in the game or bringing back a previously evicted houseguest as chosen by America. Julie then showed the houseguests a box and told them that either Jacob, Parker, Jen, Amanda, Alex or Allison is inside of it. She explained that America voted to give one of them a chance to return to the game. The houseguests were told that they can bring back whoever is in the mystery box, which was Alex, or bring back James.

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Returning Houseguest Vote

James was voted back in to the house by a vote of 5-3.

Votes to bring back James (5): Chelsia, Joshuah, Natalie, Adam and Sharon.
Votes to bring back the mystery houseguest (3): Ryan, Matt and Sheila.

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HoH Competition - “Big Brother Disco”

The houseguests had to grab on to the chain and stand on the gold disc above their disco ball. They must stand upright on the disc. If you fall off, you will be eliminated. The last houseguest remaining above their disco ball will become the new HoH.

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Order to drop out of the competition: Adam (15 minutes), Joshuah (16 minutes), Matt (40 minutes), Sheila (1 hour), Sharon (2 hours 31 minutes), Chelsia (3 hours 19 minutes), Natalie (4 hours 26 minutes).

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James won HoH.

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Nomination Ceremony

James nominated Ryan and Sheila for eviction.

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Veto Competition - “Trapped In The Cage”

Veto Players: James, Ryan, Sheila, Chelsia, Joshuah and Matt.
Host: Natalie.

The houseguests must transfer over 500 wooden blocks, two a time, from one side of their balance beams to the other. Fall off of the balance beam or drop one of your wooden blocks and you will be eliminated from the competition. The fastest player to transfer all of their blocks and place their veto cap on their tube, or the last player standing, will win the Power of Veto.

James won the Power of Veto.

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Veto Ceremony

James used the Power of Veto on Sheila. James nominated Matt as the replacement nominee.

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Eviction

Matt was evicted by a vote of 4-3.

Votes to evict Matt (4): Chelsia, Joshuah, Sharon and James*
Votes to evict Ryan (3): Natalie, Adam and Sheila.
*James cast the tiebreaking vote to evict.

HoH Competition - “En Garde”

The houseguests will face off two at a time at the podium, answering questions about things that evicted houseguests have said in the diary room. Buzz in first and answer correctly to stay in the game. Answer incorrectly and you will be eliminated. The person that remains will choose the next two houseguests to face off. The last houseguest standing will become the new HoH.

Matchup 1: Chelsia vs Joshuah.
Question: Which evicted houseguest declared “We’re the power couple”…?
Answer: Parker. Joshuah answered incorrectly and was eliminated from the competition.

Matchup 2: Natalie vs Sheila.
Question: Which evicted houseguest stated “This is Big Brother. We decided to make our own rules. We can be anyone we want in this house”?
Answer: Allison. Natalie answered correctly. Sheila was eliminated from the competition.

Matchup 3: Chelsia vs Sharon.
Question: Which evicted houseguest said “If Allison reveals the secret she will screw up my game and that will really, really, really piss me off”?
Answer: Jen. Chelsia answered correctly. Sharon was eliminated from the competition.

Matchup 4: Adam vs Natalie.
Question: Which evicted houseguest said “You cannot trust a kid with a pink mohawk”?
Answer: Matt. Adam answered correctly. Natalie was eliminated from the competition.

Matchup 5: Chelsia vs Ryan.
Question: Which evicted houseguest said “I decided to tell people in the household that I work for a company rather than owning a company”?
Answer: Alex. Chelsia answered correctly. Ryan was eliminated from the competition.

Matchup 6: Adam vs Chelsia.
Question: Which evicted female houseguest said “I think I’m stuck in a love…”?
Answer: Amanda. Adam answered correctly. Chelsia was eliminated from the competition.

Adam won HoH.

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Nomination Ceremony

Adam nominated Chelsia and James for eviction.

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Veto Competition - “Club Evel”

Veto Players: Adam, Chelsia, James, Joshuah, Sharon and Sheila.
Host: Evel Dick.

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Last season Dick went shot for shot against his housemates. This season, the houseguests will have to drink Evel Dick’s shots and play rock and roll croquet for the Power of Veto. One by one the houseguests will be called out in to the backyard. There will be 10 drinks. The houseguests must drink as many of them as they can in three minutes. For each drink that they can stomach they will earn one shot in the game of croquet. The houseguest that scores the most points will win the Power of Veto.

If Evel Dick’s record of 33 points is beat, that houseguest will win a Gibson guitar and amp. If not, Dick will be taking the guitar home.

The number of shots earned were as follows: Joshuah 5, Sharon 6, Chelsia 6, Sheila 7, Adam 8, James 10.
Results: James 29, Adam 28, Sheila 23, Sharon 19, Joshuah 17, Chelsia 13.

James won the Power of Veto.

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Veto Ceremony

James used the Power of Veto on himself. Adam nominated Sharon as the replacement nominee.

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Eviction

Chelsia was evicted by a vote of 5-0.

Votes to evict Chelsia (5): Natalie, Joshuah, Ryan, Sheila and James.
Votes to evict Sharon (0): None.

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HoH Competition - “Big Brother Election”

Viewers answered a series of questions as if each of the houseguests were running for President. Julie will ask a series of questions based on America’s answers. Answer correctly and you can step forward. Answer incorrectly and you will remain where you are. The player who is in the lead after seven questions will become the new HoH.

Question 1: Who did America say would be more likely to re-carve Mount Rushmore to include only their face, Joshuah or Sheila?
Answer: Joshuah. Joshuah, Natalie, Ryan and Sharon answered correctly.

Question 2: Who did America say would be more likely to give their Big Brother winnings to charity, Sheila or Adam?
Answer: Adam. James, Joshuah, Natalie and Sheila answered correctly.

Question 3: Who did America say would more likely lock themselves out of the White House, Adam or Sheila?
Answer: Adam. Natalie, Ryan, Sharon and Sheila answered correctly.

Question 4: Who did America say would have a more interesting biography to read, James or Sheila?
Answer: James. James, Joshuah, Natalie and Ryan answered correctly.

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Question 5: Who did America say they would prefer leading them in to battle, Ryan or James?
Answer: James. Joshuah, Natalie, Ryan and Sheila answered correctly.

Question 6: Who did America say would give a more inspiring speech, Natalie or Joshuah?
Answer: Natalie. James, Natalie, Sharon and Sheila answered correctly.

Question 7: Who did America say would more likely stop their motorcade to let a squirrel cross the road, Sharon or Natalie?
Answer: Sharon. Joshuah, Ryan and Sharon answered correctly.

Results: Natalie 6, Joshuah 5, Ryan 5, Sharon 4, Sheila 4, James 3.

Natalie won HoH.

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Nomination Ceremony

Natalie nominated James and Joshuah for eviction.

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Veto Competition - “Big Brother Boardwalk”

Veto Players: Natalie, James, Joshuah, Ryan, Sharon and Sheila.
Host: Adam.

Big Brother will ask a question about an item in the yard. You will write down what you think is the correct amount and will reveal your answer to everyone. After seeing everyone’s answers, you will choose to either stay or fold. If you fold, you cannot earn a point for that round but you will remain in the game. If you stay and are closest to the answer you will earn a point. If you stay and are furthest from the answer you will be eliminated. The first houseguest to earn three points will win the Power of Veto.

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Round 1: Here is what 100 blocks look like. Write down how many letter blocks you think are in this cage.
Answers: Sheila 500, Joshuah 800, Sharon 800, James 815, Natalie 885, Ryan 1400.
The correct answer was 992.
Joshuah, Natalie and Sharon stayed. Natalie earned her first point. Joshuah and Sharon were eliminated from the competition.

Round 2: Here is what 125 pushpins look like. Write down how many pins you think were used to make this veto symbol.
Answers: James 510, Natalie 720, Ryan 750, Sheila 950.
The correct answer was 930.
Natalie and Ryan stayed. Ryan earned his first point. Natalie was eliminated from the competition.

Round 3: This is what 25 pounds of lard looks like. Write down how many pounds of lard you think are in this bathtub.
Answers: Sheila 250, James 280, Ryan 1050.
The correct answer was 225.
Sheila stayed. Sheila earned her first point.

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Round 4: There are 40 rubber balls in this small gum ball machine. Write down how many balls you think are in this giant gum ball machine.
Answers: Sheila 380, James 675, Ryan 1100.
The correct answer was 929.
James stayed. James earned his first point.

Round 5: Here is what 30 links of chain looks like. Write down how many links you think are in this bundle of chain.
Answers: Sheila 185, James 560, Ryan 1200.
The correct answer was 958.
James stayed. James earned his second point.

Round 6: This is what a pound of popcorn looks like. Write down how many pounds of popcorn you think are in both of these containers.
Answers: James 54, Ryan 75, Sheila 250.
The correct answer was 49.
James and Ryan stayed. James earned his third point.

James won the Power of Veto.

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Veto Ceremony

James used the Power of Veto on himself. Natalie nominated Sharon as the replacement nominee.

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Eviction

Joshuah was evicted by a vote of 3-1.

Votes to evict Joshuah (3): Sheila, Ryan and Adam.
Votes to evict Sharon (1): James.

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HoH Competition - “More…Or Less"

Julie will ask a series of questions based on the quantity of things found in or around the Big Brother house. Each correct answer is worth one point. The houseguest with the most points after seven questions will become the new HoH.

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Question 1: Are there more or less than 25 table lamps in the house?
Answer: Less (19). Adam, James, Ryan and Sharon answered correctly.

Question 2: Are there more or less than 30 tree trunks in the diary room?
Answer: Less (23). James and Sharon answered correctly.

Question 3: Are there more or less than 75 pillows inside the Big Brother house?
Answer: More (87). Adam, Sharon and Sheila answered correctly.

Question 4: Are there more or less than 37 total picture frames throughout the entire house?
Answer: More (40). Everyone answered incorrectly.

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Question 5: Are there more or less than 19 total logs in the fireplace and wood rack?
Answer: Less (16). Everyone answered correctly.

Question 6: Are there more or less than 107 two way mirrors throughout the house and backyard?
Answer: More (119). Adam, James, Ryan and Sheila answered correctly.

Question 7: Are there more or less than 115 pull out drawers in the Big Brother house?
Answer: More. Adam and Sheila answered correctly.

Results: Adam 5, James 4, Sharon 4, Sheila 4, Ryan 3.

Adam won HoH.

Nomination Ceremony

Adam nominated Sharon and Sheila for eviction.

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Veto Competition - “OTEV The Great And Powerful Rhyming Rain God” / “The Rainmaker”

Veto Players: Adam, Sharon, Sheila, James, Natalie and Ryan.

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OTEV will reveal a past event in the Big Brother house and ask you to bring him the number of the day that that event happened. You must then search the lake bed to find the rocks with the correct numbers on them. The last player to bring OTEV the correct answer is eliminated in each round. If multiple people answer incorrectly, the person furthest from the correct answer will be eliminated. The last houseguest standing will win the Power of Veto.

Round 1: For maximum precipitation, remember the day of Chelsia’s elimination.
Answers: Natalie 42, James 45, Adam 49, Ryan 49, Sharon 49, Sheila 52.
The correct answer was 49. Natalie was eliminated from the competition.

Round 2: The lake will fill if you bring me the day Amanda fell ill.
Answers: Sharon 11, Ryan 17, Adam 23, James 32, Sheila 32.
The correct answer was 16. Sheila was eliminated from the competition.

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Round 3: I promise you the rain will quit if you tell me the day the couples split.
Answers: James 24, Adam 28, Ryan 28, Sharon 28.
The correct answer was 28. James was eliminated from the competition.

Round 4: Make the ground the below you stick. Bring me the day you saw Evel Dick.
Answers: Sharon 43, Adam 44, Ryan 44.
The correct answer was 44. Sharon was eliminated from the competition.

Round 5: Get ready for the water to soak your socks if you name the day of the mystery box.
Answers: Adam 34, Ryan 35.
The correct answer was 35. Adam was eliminated from the competition.

Ryan won the Power of Veto.

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Veto Ceremony

Ryan used the Power of Veto on Sheila. Adam nominated James as the replacement nominee.

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Eviction

James was evicted by a vote of 3-0.

Votes to evict James (3): Natalie, Ryan and Sheila.
Votes to evict Sharon (0): None.

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HoH Competition - “Glass Houses”

Each of the houseguests is standing inside of a giant glass box. They must grab on however they can, because the floor is about to drop out from under them. If you fall out of your box you will be eliminated. The last houseguest remaining in their box will become the new HoH.

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Order to drop out of the competition: Sharon (8 minutes), Ryan (2 hours 47 minutes), Natalie (3 hours 10 minutes).

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Sheila won HoH.

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Nomination Ceremony

Sheila nominated Adam and Sharon for eviction.

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Veto Competition - “PoTV”

Veto Players: Sheila, Adam, Sharon, Natalie and Ryan.

The giant TV in front of the houseguests is made up of nine screens. Each screen has its own remote control. Their job is to put each screen on the right channel. If all of the screens are on the right channels, the complete image will be revealed. Only one puzzle has the nine pieces necessary to complete it. The houseguests that correctly solves the puzzle in the shortest amount of time will win the Power of Veto.

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Results: Adam 3:20, Sharon 4:56, Ryan 6:01, Natalie 12:09, Sheila 15:30.

Adam won the Power of Veto.

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Veto Ceremony

Adam used the Power of Veto on himself. Sheila nominated Natalie as the replacement nominee.

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Eviction

Natalie was evicted by a vote of 2-1.

Votes to evict Natalie (2): Ryan and Sheila*.
Votes to evict Sharon (1): Adam.
*Sheila cast the tiebreaking vote to evict.

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HoH Competition - “Fact Or Fiction”

Julie will read a series of statements about the Big Brother housemates and the Big Brother house. The houseguests must decide if the statement is fact or fiction. Each correct answer is worth one point. The houseguest with the most points after seven questions will become the new HoH.

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Question 1: Fact or fiction, when America voted on which evicted houseguest would be in the mystery box, Allison received the fewest votes?
Answer: Fiction. Ryan and Sharon answered correctly.

Question 2: Fact or fiction, the toy in the guinea pig habitat still holds a valuable Big Brother house secret?
Answer: Fiction. Everyone answered incorrectly.

Question 3: Fact or fiction, Chelsia was escorted out of the jury house by security?
Answer: Fiction. Sharon answered correctly.

Question 4: Fact or fiction, the number eight has a secret meaning in the Big Brother game?
Answer: Fiction. Ryan and Sharon answered correctly.

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Question 5: Fact or fiction, Amanda faked an illness, including fainting, to win over her housemates?
Answer: Fiction. Everyone answered correctly.

Question 6: Fact or fiction, James and Chelsia have stopped speaking to each other at the jury house?
Answer; Fiction. Everyone answered correctly.

Question 7: Fact or fiction, everyone knows Jacob and Sharon and Ryan and Jen were two pre-exisiting relationships in the Big Brother house but there is a third pre-existing relationship still in the Big Brother house?
Answer: Fact (The Guinea Pigs). Ryan answered correctly.

Results: Ryan 5, Sharon 5, Adam 2.

Tiebreaker Question: In the HoH Competition “Glass Houses”, how many total combined minutes did all four of the houseguests stay inside of their boxes?
Answers: Sharon 184, Ryan 310.
The correct answer was 557.

Ryan won HoH.

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Nomination Ceremony

Ryan nominated Sharon and Sheila for eviction.

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Veto Competition - “Big Brother Derby”

Veto Players: Ryan, Sharon, Sheila and Adam.

In front of the houseguests are five race horses. In order to win the competition, the houseguests must put the face of a Big Brother jury member along with two corresponding clues on each horse. You can only work on one horse at a time and must go in the order that the jury members were evicted. The person to correctly complete all five of their horses in order in the fastest amount of time will win the Power of Veto.

Ryan won the Power of Veto.

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Veto Ceremony

Ryan decided not to use the Power of Veto.

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Eviction

Sharon was evicted by a vote of 1-0. Adam cast the sole vote to evict.

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Final HoH Competition - Part 1 - “Up A Creek”

At least one hand must remain in contact with the rope at all times. Let go of your rope and you will be eliminated. The last houseguest hanging on to their rope will win the competition and will advance to Part 3 of the Final HoH Competition.

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Order to drop out of the competition: Sheila (36 minutes), Adam (Threw it after Sheila dropped).

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Ryan won Part 1 of the Final HoH Competition. Ryan advances to Part 3.

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Final HoH Competition - Part 2 - "Who's The Guinea Pig Now?"

The houseguests competed individually. In front of the houseguests is a giant guinea pig wheel. Attached to the wheel is a maze. Inside of the maze are 10 balls. Each ball has the name of a former Head of Household on it and is held in place by a pin. Your job is to get the balls out of the maze one at a time. Once they are out of the maze, the balls must be placed on the board in the chronological order of HoH winners. The houseguest to do so in the fastest amount of time will win Part 2 of the Final HoH Competition and will advance to Part 3.

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Results: Adam 14:55, Sheila 33:26.

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Adam won Part 2 of the Final HoH Competition. Adam advances to Part 3.

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Final HoH Competition - Part 3

Julie will read the beginning of six statements made by each member of the jury while in the jury house. Julie will give the choice of two possible endings. It is up to the houseguests to decide how they think that the juror completed that statement. The houseguest with the most correct answers at the end of six statements will become the Final HoH.

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Question 1: Matt said “the houseguest I wish I was nicer to was” A) Natalie or B) James?
Answer: A. Adam and Ryan answered correctly.

Question 2: Chelsia said “the moment I’m most expecting to read about in my hometown paper is” A) that I gave up half a million dollars for a showmance or B) that I told everyone off on my way out the door?
Answer: A. Adam and Ryan answered incorrectly.

Question 3: Joshuah said “the person who most deserves to win this game is" A) myself or B) Sharon?
Answer: A. Ryan answered correctly.

Question 4: James said “I think what will happen between me and Chelsia is” A) Chelsia and I will bike around the world together or B) I think my relationship with Chelsia will inevitably sink?
Answer: B. Adam and Ryan answered correctly.

Question 5: Natalie said “the best showmance this season was” A) me and Matty or B) James and Chelsia?
Answer: B. Adam and Ryan answered incorrectly.

Question 6: Sharon said “the biggest lie I told in the house was” A) that my back caused me to fall in the HoH Glass House competition or B) I never told a lie in the Big Brother house?
Answer: A. Adam and Ryan answered incorrectly.

Results: Ryan 3, Adam 2.

Ryan won HoH.

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Eviction

Sheila was evicted by a vote of 1-0. Ryan cast the sole vote to evict.

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Jury Vote

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Matt voted for ADAM
Natalie voted for ADAM
Joshuah voted for RYAN
Sharon voted for ADAM
Sheila voted for ADAM
Chelsia voted for ADAM
James voted for ADAM

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Adam won Big Brother 9 by a vote of 6-1.

Adam won the $500,000 grand prize. Ryan won the $50,000 prize as runner up.

James won the $25,000 prize as America’s Favorite Houseguest.

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